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I am a livestreamer for Occupy Wall Street and I want to make note of something. Whenever I’m livestreaming, and I stream police officers in riot gear, I am NOT streaming them for the sake of ridicule or insult.
During most marches it is pretty obvious that Occupiers just walk forward and 90% of us remain nonviolent, respectful, and responsible the entire time. If I film an arrest taking place, it’s because it is my duty as a streamer to do so. However, if I just stream a line of motorcycles, or a line of 10 police in riot gear, or 30 police officers standing around 30 protesters (when they are not interacting with the protesters besides following us), I am streaming them for one reason: A comment on a lack of efficient use of resources by the NYPD. By this I mean the commissioner, or the individual who decides where police officers are stationed, and how many are used.
Speaking from personal experience there is ABSOLUTELY no way in world that if there is a march of 20 people, half of whom are middle-aged citizens, there is a need for 20 police officers to walk next to us. I can understand stationing up to 10 officers. However, if there is no guarantee of a riot, and there never is, there is no reason to have so many officers. There are a good number of precincts all around the boroughs in New York. If need be the officers on duty can radio for back-up and a multitude of officers can EASILY arrive in seconds. Therefore there is a serious lack of judgement on the part of whomever it is deciding who is stationed, where they are stationed, and how many are stationed. Furthermore, this is a WASTE of tax dollars.
Having said this, please watch my livestream channel at www.ustream.tv/user/stopmotionsolo
My twitter handle is @stopmotionsolo follow me and whenever I am about to stream I will send out a tweet about it.
You can also watch www.globalrevolution.tv for the “official” studio feed of the protests, which splices several feeds together for different angles.
So I was stung by a bee a few weeks ago and that shit really hurt like hell. It even brought back a fear of bees that had taken me some 15 years to get over (I was stung in the ear when I was like 10). After the initial screaming, pain and figuring out how to deal with it (which was easy) I got to thinking about what the bee’s perspective was.
You know they die when they sting you, and most people I’m guessing have been stung by a bee at some point in their lives. That’s a lot of bees that have committed suicide through sting. Obviously they don’t have as much common sense as people would but at the same time you have to wonder, what makes them sting you?
Are they trying to protect their colony? Protect their honey? Yes, that’s it!!! It’s a Jihad for honey, and you know what, I don’t blame them. That shit tastes good. God knows I already pour myself spoonfuls of honey and eat it, with nothing to complement. I’d punch someone if they tried to take my honey, just ask a friend, and that’s just because I like the TASTE of it. Imagine, these bees actually MAKE the honey. For one, that’s just talented. For a two, any mother in the world would destroy the man that tried to take their CHILD, and that’s for a child, you can’t eat them, honey you CAN eat, and it tastes GREAT. NO WONDER BEES KILL YOU FOR IT? They’ve been onto something this entire time. Millions of years of stinging you and dying in the process. All to protect a their precious nectar… can’t say I blame them.
A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down? Well you know what, a spoonful of honey makes EVERYTHING turn around!!!!
Also, you have to think about it in terms of proportion, bees are a lot smaller than humans are. Imagine they were larger, they probably wouldn’t die. It’s all just a matter of size and the means at your disposal. All to protect their beloved creation, or is it secretion, eh who knows, but I certainly wouldn’t sympathize if they were dying to protect their fecal matter. I mean that’s just gross. It’d be like a human reaching into the toilet bowl after he/she took a shit and storing it in the freezer, then getting gun license, purchasing a gun, and threatening to shoot themselves if anyone came close to the frozen shit in the freezer.
Well I hope it’s their creation, though we create our own shit… Regardless, all this talk about a Jihad for honey has put me in the mood… I’m getting some God Damned honey. Be just like when I was a baby and my mom would pretend the spoon was an airplane flying into my mouth… Good times.