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It seems so obvious now: Occupy JP

Occupy JPThe Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the nascent Occupy JP movement had its first "general assembly" yesterday at Doyle's.

Some of the folks involved are also involved in Whose Foods, the Gazette reports.

The next meeting is Nov. 20 at Spontaneous Celebrations.

There's also a Facebook group, but it's "closed" to outsiders.

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of a group with members like

Penelope Pants
Eco Wolf
Reed Iculous
Skeet Surrency and
Baal Zeebub

Why, I always take seriously protest movements with members whose names sound like someone is pranking Moe at the bar again.

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I P Freely

On the other hand, I think I will bring a bag of popcorn and a recliner chair to their next meeting and enjoy the show.

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Crack reporter Heywood Jablome will cover the next GA.

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And ask them if Doyle's refrigerator is running...

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I could get on board with this.

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... has brewed over a pint or two at the tavern.

Guess where Revere headed whenever he was riding about the countryside, fomenting - or is it fermenting - dissent?

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I think we're all pretty familiar with this concept, just giving Doyle's a thumbs up.

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"Brewed"over a pint or two.......I get it, you're trying to be clever

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...the most tired puns in all of journalism.
See also: "brew-ha-ha"
I wish people would "tap" into their creative side and "draft" some more original puns.

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Is underway.

We are the 99%!

(weight percentile)

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I've been protesting Wall Street shenanigans all these years and never even knew it.

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My booze. And yes it is culturally appropriate.

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Gosh darn Whose Foods is annoying. Just another band wagon for hipsters to jump on. I am young, I am underpaid, I stand with the occupy movement but not if it includes Whose Foods people. They’re embarrassment to people my age, to JP and to any true progressives who heads aren’t so far up their own asses that their dreads are coming out of their mouths. Just graduate and move back already. Oh and since I went against Whose Foods please bring on the comments about me being racist and pro corporation. I need a little entertainment tonight.

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to not understand the movement. A invite only Facebook group?

Whose foodies are fascists calling themselves "liberals". This joke only seems to confirm it. They're not looking for dialogue, or even reform to benefit everyone.

They're a NIMBY group looking to get their way, or raze and burn the alternative.

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Boston Beer's publicly traded and has a lot of surrounding space. The Bank of America on Centre has a pretty big lot in back.

Actual occupation aside, JP's a pretty decent place to espouse the virtues of one of occupy's core tenets: Holding the banks responsible. There are two indie banks right down the street from BAC, there's a credit union kiosk in the old Milky Way building and Eastern likes to portray itself as community minded. If occupy can convince JP to move funds away from the big boys to these smaller institutions, it'll be a nice statement.

My guess, however, is that this is just a Whose Foods rebranding. Nice to see them doing something better with their time.

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The whole point of protesting is to change people's minds...

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I mean the original article even said it...and it wouldn't surprise me if they use the #occupy trend to get more steam with the fringe "anti corporation, but steve jobs was a mastermind" crowd.

The closed facebook group is laughable, what an open "movement." Also, stop protesting just for hobby, if youre truly worried about the community, lets start with the seeming uptick in crime we've seen in JP lately.

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I'm down with Occupy, but leave it to this particular JP contingent (so many familiar faces from Whose Foods!) to turn it towards the absurd. A protest movement with a "closed" Facebook group? That's not a movement--that's a high school clique which is too nervous and cowardly to deal with any kind of dissent. Reed Iculous indeed...

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sounds more like a re-branding / hijack attempt for a discredited NIMBY group. They really took it in the pooper with Whose Food.

HF wasn't the best possible thing that could go into the neighborhood; but it's a much more conscious corp than most. Plus it hired back those HL people that lost jobs and is forfilling a community need.

While Whose Food stood by and bitched, didn't offer any alternatives, nor did they bother to attract something better.

Thats astroturf as far as I'm concerned. There was never a argument besides "we don't like it, so no".

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Makes sense. With all those million dollar homes, Jamaica Plain can Occupy itself and be home for dinner every night.

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With winter rapidly approaching the affluent 1% youths slumming it with the 99% don't want to have to shlep down to Dewey Square in the cold. It's not fun camping in the cold with the homeless, recently released criminals, and those damn poorer 99% kids trying to always borrow their iStuff to update Facebook & Twitter statuses every 5 minutes.

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oh grandpa, go back to bed and get off the internet!

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Hey, if they aren't in Dewey Square those no good kids might somehow get ON MY LAWN!

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Really?

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I'm pretty sure JP is already Occupied by Occupiers.

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DOYLES is perfect all the anarchists can sit and drink their favorite beverage "Irish Car Bombs"

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Premonition?

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We can only hope...

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They made the cuff cut in and the wrists bleed just for you!

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I always wonder why the posters are only translated into only Spanish. There are other second languages in Jamaica Plain too.

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