OCCUPY FAIL:  Occupy Denver protests private business… because they have no position on urban camping ban.

They’ve targeted Snooze and the Palm, and now an Occupy Denver-supported coalition of protestors is going after the Tattered Cover Book Store because of the store’s position on Denver’s controversial ban on urban camping — or, rather, because of the Tattered Cover’s lack of a position on the subject. Last Friday, the group, which includes the Boycott the Urban Camping Ban Coalition, descended on the Tattered Cover’s LoDo store with signs and bullhorns, as they did with Snooze and the Palm for several weeks in 2013; both restaurants eventually reversed their pro-ban positions in response to the actions.

So the lesson here is agree with us or we make your life uncomfortable and squeeze your livelihood. This is different from union thuggery how, exactly? HAVE NO FEAR, WE’RE COMING BACK… OR SOMETHING:  Coming in 2014: An Even Bigger Occupy Wall Street Movement That article links to here:

Gartner has issued a report: Gartner Top Predictions 2014: Plan for a Disruptive, but Constructive Future.  The report mentions the future of the protest and resistance movement and its impact on IT businesses.  They see “a bartering based (sub) society” and the resurrection of “initiatives like Occupy Wall Street but on a much larger scale.”  Gartner “flags” for the near-term that: “A larger-scale version of Occupy Wall Street-type movement will begin by the end of 2014, indicating that social unrest will start to foster political discussion.”  And, they also flag: “By 2015, traditional paid jobs will be replaced by bartering-based systems and voluntary roles in such areas as patient care.”

Hope and Change? What I found more interesting in the Gartner report was this:

Strategic Planning Assumption: By 2018, 3D printing will result in the loss of at least $100 billion per year in intellectual property globally.

Also the ‘Key Findings’ at the bottom of page 14. ALSO:  Occupy San Fransisco is still mad. 

A rally was held on Monday, December 23 after evening rush hour at the original site of Occupy San Francisco, on the sidewalk in front of the Federal Reserve Bank Building on Market Street at the Embarcadero.

AND: Occupy Madison built a house. A really little one.