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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:17 PM
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Just now in conversation with a colleague, I gave the 'direct response' hand signal...
Occupy has taken over my life!

:rofl:
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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:20 PM
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1. LOL
I gave my daughter 'twinkle fingers' today! I told her what it was, so not she's passing it on to the kids at school ! ;) mwahaha!
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:23 PM
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2. +1
Love it!
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Dyedinthewoolliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:10 PM
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3. What is that?
I'm familiar with Occupy but don't know what you mean.........
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 05:29 PM
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4. Here's a description of several OWS hand signals from Wikipedia
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 05:29 PM by Divernan
*

Example signals
Diagram of Occupy movement handsignals used in London 2011

* Up Twinkles or simply Twinkles are both hands raised with fingers pointing up and being wiggled. Twinkles indicates agreement with what's being said.
* Down Twinkles are arms raised but showing the back of both hands with fingers pointing down and wiggling. Down twinkles indicate disagreement with what's being said. In Occupy Boston (possibly other sites), down twinkles go by the alternate name of "squids".
o Thumbs Up or Neutral or Thumbs Down Some locations use the Thumbs signal, in a non-violent show of approval, neutrality or disapproval similar to the Pollice verso of Roman gladiators.<10>
* Direct Response is both hands moving alternately front to back on each side of the head and directed at an individual. Direct Response indicates that there was critical information that was missing from something that was just said.
* Clarifying Question is a single hand formed in the shape of a C. Clarifying Question means that someone has a question that needs to be answered before that person can vote on an issue.
* Point of Process is a triangle formed by two hands with the index fingers touching and the thumbs touching to form a triangle shape. Point of Process means that the conversation has gotten off of the original topic.
* Wrap It Up is both hands moved in a circular motion about each other. It means the speaker should make his or her points and finish speaking.
* Raise The Roof is both hands with palms facing up being moved up and down above shoulder level. Raise The Roof means speak up.
* Hard Block is holding arms up and crossed. This indicates a firm opposition to the proposal, a break from the consensus that cannot be supported by this individual.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 05:33 PM
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6. Those are all from consensus decision-making.
Cool.

NGU.

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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:41 PM
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9. wow. A new language
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 05:32 PM
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5. That's hilarious...
:rofl:

how did they react?
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 05:34 PM
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7. Ah you are now part of a....cult
:-)
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 05:51 PM
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8. That's not so bad...
...but you may want to avoid human micing the Thanksgiving dinner conversation :)
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:53 PM
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10. People's Mic at dinner tomorrow night?!
MIC CHECK!
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:06 PM
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12. MIC CHECK!
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:05 PM
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11. I was at breakfast with 7 friends and a number of us used that signal
on occasion.
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