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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Occupy Nichols November 18th?

Blast it, the Rag beat me to a post on this already. Must not have much going on on a Saturday night...

So someone left me a comment on the Occupy Nichols movement, which is apparently calling for a full-on occupation of the Nichols building on November 18th. From their website:

Occupy Nichols is a leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.

Fact. Nichols School has stood at the current location since 1869. The facility and grounds have been used by the community for education for 142 years. The current building was constructed in 1935.

Fact. In October at the annual meeting of the Monona Grove School district approximately 40 citizens voted to allow the school board sell Nichols Schools.

Fact. This means that .01% gave your rights away to the school board with little or no knowledge or information about the type of deal the district will get from the 1% for the property. These 40 citizens were in large part politicians and administrators from Monona and the Monona Grove School Board.

Once again, wealth will be transferred from the 99% to the 1% - all in the name of progress and additional property taxes. This leaderless movement is asking why not a senior center, a recreation center and youth center? We want the building and grounds to be utilized for something that furthers US and not THEM.

Does this community NEED another drugstore, department store or condominium complex that is all financed with bonds from another TID? Who pays for failed TID? The 99% who assume the risk - while the 1% assume the profits. What will the 99% receive from the selling of Nichols? A large candy bar at Halloween for our children? We want more and ask our leaders to STOP the transfer of wealth.

Hmmmm, not really sure what this has to do with Arab Spring, huge transfers of wealth to the school board or large candy bars, but I, for one, can't wait to see who will show up on the 18th. And I sure hope I will still get my king-size 100 Grand bar and and my 100k in cash.