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Social networking promotes rallies, lessens apathy

The Occupy Wall Street movement has come to Tampa.

The protest about what organizers call "the greed and corruption of the wealthiest 1 percent" started Sept. 17 in New York. Social networking has spurred rallies across the nation.

Organizers met up in downtown Tampa Saturday and plan another rally Thursday at Lykes Gaslight Square Park.

How much momentum the local movement gains remains to be seen, but I love that I learned about it from a Hillsborough Community College student. Anytime a young person cares about something more than Lil' Wayne and Jersey Shore, I'm encouraged. …

If state lawmakers can't figure out how to make laws that are constitutional, do we still have to call them lawmakers? …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Save Florida, Hire A Cracker. …

Coming soon to a theater near you: Season Of Insanity, starring the Tampa Bay Rays, America's Most Lovable Team. …

Kudos to the Children's Board of Hillsborough County for promoting social enterprise. It awarded $25,000 to Meals on Wheels Tampa to infuse its "Nonprofits Helping Nonprofits" program, which will prepare and deliver meals at competitive prices to other nonprofits with daily food services needs.

Social enterprise must be the nonprofit wave of the future. …

The fresh market craze blossoms all over Tampa Bay, and in Gulfport more than 50 vendors look for continuing success on a fairly unlikely day. The Gulfport Fresh Market welcomes visitors on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. along the city's waterfront district on Beach Boulevard.

Like you need an excuse to get out with these lower temps.

That's all I'm saying.

Social networking promotes rallies, lessens apathy 10/02/11 [Last modified: Sunday, October 2, 2011 7:36pm]
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