22:17 pm
Some contention. Someone: "I think Christmas is hard for many ppl; we need to do something to support them. Can't wait til New Years'…"
22:18 pm
Stairs will push forward to blocks. "We're going forward; people have blocks." Nan, Razor, Robert, who else? #nycga #ows
22:40 pm
Cont'd: "…we're not worried about morale. It's important in everything you do; morale is a part of health. So, my concern is, why aren't.."
22:41 pm
Cont'd: "..we looking at it like that? This isn't a party; this is for the people like me who've been here for the last 3 months."
22:41 pm
Also speaks strongly in favor of Sebatian. "He's worked hard and he's really a standup guy." #nycga #ows
22:42 pm
Someone notes that they like this, but the budget is a problem. A: "I wish we didn't have this $ at all…" #nycga
22:42 pm
Cont'd: "…if we didn't have it, then kitchen wouldn't say 'go to catering', it'd be do or die." #nycga #ows
22:43 pm
Kyle's concern: "It should be Interfaith Day." A: "It is." Stairs: "He's willing to change the name." A: "From now on, no one has to say…"
22:43 pm
Cont'd: "…the word Christmas." But he will continue to do so because that's what he's doing. #nycga #ows
22:44 pm
Next C: "I'm from Turkey; there may be Muslims in this movement; when you say Christmas and call it prayer, it feels like Christians are..."
22:44 pm
Cont'd: "…dominating." A: "I'm very sorry about that. But I need to keep saying to lawyers, I'm a Christian and need to celebrate in my way.
22:45 pm
Cont'd: "The only reason it says Christmas on the flier is because we're reaching a mass audience." #nycga #ows
22:46 pm
Stairs notes, "It's almost 11:00 and we've still got this many people at GA; I'd say that speaks well for moving it inside." #yncga #ows
22:46 pm
Stairs is trying to wrap, so we'll roll Friendly Amendments into rest of the Concerns stack, since they flow together. #nycga #ows
22:46 pm
Sebastian: "We've got Muslims involved in planning as well, but we want people of all faiths involved." #nycga #ows
22:47 pm
Connor: "I see the growth of #OWS came out of large symbolic acts, so although focusing on Christmas is a little strange, expressing..."
22:47 pm
Cont'd: "…our egalitarian principles on this day, we can reach out and show people where our hearts really are." #nycga #ows
22:48 pm
Justin is concerned about the price. "But I see all these ppl saying they'll step up, w/ ideas of how, so, we're supposed to function as…"
22:48 pm
Cont'd: "…a community and get things done." Ppl taking issue should step up to help "reduce cost to bare essentials, a couple thou maybe."
22:49 pm
Cont'd: "Homeless folks could dumpster dive, and bring that. Maybe ppl would appreciate a label for various reasons, but…" #nycga #ows
22:49 pm
Sebastian: "We've been told we have to leave, everyone put your hands up and we'll have Christmas! … Passed thanks." Ha. #nycga #ows
22:49 pm
Stairs: "Point of information, management says we have to leave. Personally, I'm exhausted. This is a new thing for us having GA indoors..."
22:50 pm
Cont'd: "…we really tried to make the time constraints known to all, they gave us extra time, but now we have to leave." #nycga #ows
22:50 pm
Stairs: "Sorry, it's the first time; next time we'll do better!" #nycga #ows
22:50 pm
BUT ACTUALLY THIS WAS AN AWESOME GA! Thanks everyone! Seriously, being inside rules. I hope anyone annoyed by cold GAs comes back. #nycga
22:51 pm
Anyone has questions, concerns, comments, hit me up @diceytroop. Thanks fam! #nycga #ows