Skip to comments.Protesters prepare to dig in for winter (Global warming to the rescue?)
Posted on 10/09/2011 10:11:15 AM PDT by Libloather
Protesters prepare to dig in for winter
By EMILY NGO. Special to Newsday
Updated: October 8, 2011 11:24 PM
The cold is coming -- and they know it.
As the Occupy Wall Street protesters head into their fourth week, the camp is preparing to dig in for the long haul. Saturday, thoughts were turning to basic human needs and ways to plan and strategize for the challenges ahead.
At Saturday's 9 a.m. coordination meeting, representatives on the numerous task forces dealt with the need for more donations of sleeping bags, ground pads and shoes. Right now there's an oversupply of socks, T-shirts and thermal blankets.
"The cold is definitely a concern for all of us," Olivia Nole-Malpezzi, 18, of Rochester said later. "We definitely need to prepare for the winter, mentally and physically. Donations are everything to us."
The challenges aren't deterring one Long Island protester.
"It's important," said Roy Sharkey, 51, of St. James. "I want this to be effective and result in some kind of change. I want to make a statement that's loud and clear and right, for my children," said the father of two, a carpenter and part-time musician now on disability.
Also discussed at the coordination meeting were compost, recycling, funding, and expanding the kitchen area to accommodate food donations.
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It's just about time to shut down this kiddie playland.
Yes, they will be using human sourced compost for that purpose but Marijuana isn’t terribly nutritious.
They do know that this winter is expected to be one of the coldest on record, correct? Oh well, that’s one way to cull the herd.
For any Coloradans out there - I have been asked to pass this message along:
#occupydenver protesters would greatly appreciate any donations of clean blankets/sleeping bags and warm gloves. These are sorely needed as colder weather approaches. AA batteries, lamps and big rubbermaid tubs are also needed. If you can help, please drop them off at #occupydenver on Broadway between Colfax and 14th streets.
Big Rubbermaid? Isn't that what they're all upset about?
The Occupy Michigan (Lansing) is due to start on the 15th of this month. We usually see our first snow around Halloween and by mid January, 20 degrees will be considered downright balmy.
I’ll bet a band of bagpipes 24/7 would help cull the herd also.
Someone should make a few thousand copies of this and drop it from the sky for them to read:
VIVA LA NINA!!!!!
The steam vent fights with the local street people should prove interesting.
I want congress to pass a law declaring that anyone publicly stating they want political “change” without defining precisely what it means, will be subject to public flogging administered by taxpayers.
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ohmygosh — I can just imagine the source of the “human sourced” compost. Then again, don’t want to think about it!
You know what’s going to happen. The weather will get cold and the protesters will run for the homeless shelters and force the homeless out into the streets to die.
The more insidious and dangerous illegals have gone underground and are biding their time.
The enemy in DC and it's sycophants are prepared for war and we must be ready to defend and retaliate.
I hate to be a totalitarian azz but I think its about time for the Mayor and the cops to do their duty to the good citizens of NYC and shag those parasites out of the area. They need to declare that the protest has ended.
From where are these donations coming?
Be sure to check out their livestream video and chat. Its a hoot.
Wow. The hippie trifecta.
The problem should take care of itself once the fleas, lice, and crabs begin to 'Occupy' the 'Occupiers.'
I just checked out the live stream video and they’re doing that same weird repetition crap.
It would seem that sleeping bags, in that area, are a valuable “commodity”. hmm.
the longer they protest,
the less obama’s chance to win the presidency.
Unbelievable. There is such a need to donate these items to the truly needy and homeless. Sign of the times.
We need an early Nor’ easter snow storm to move in, they will scatter like the rats they are seeking shelter
“the longer they protest,
the less obamas chance to win the presidency.”
Yup, an ad showing Obumble saying how he ‘understands them’, followed by a shot of them crapping in the street should do it.
Its beautiful here today. 80 degrees and sunny.
Unfortunately Michigan weather goes schizophrenic this time of year.
pray for rain!
Remember the Orange Revolution in Kiev, Ukraine?
If these people in Manhattan are serious, they can continue on for quite some time as long as they continue to get new bodies rotating into their protest zone.
Same people who developed the strategies for the Orange Revolution are based in NY/NJ and are running most of the behind the scenes IT work for the organizers of OWS.
It is still possible that a judge will strike down the NYPD bureaucratic ruling restricting the use of tents in the city during protests, it’s also possible there will be increasing support from the food services industry to support a larger number of protestors. There are a lot of commercial kitchens in the city that are underutilized due to the recession, anonymous donors could very well step up and hire them out for catering services, do the same for sanitation and other basic needs.
food street vendors showed up in Tahrir Square, the push carts will show up around Zuccotti Park soon enough.
Shut them down? Heck, no.
Let them freeze their hineys. Find out what living without fossil fuels feels like.
This should be fun to watch.
My first thought was, “Just wait until those street-blockers meet up with NY snowplows! That should be a sight to behold!!”
There's your problem missy, you people are leeches.
I wonder how many sleeping bags it would take for each of u to buy to create a shortage?
Excellent, perhaps some plague or dysentery will crop up with these pigs before long with the unsanitary conditions.
After all, there are only so many police cars you can crap on.
There is a big Rubbermaid plant here.
Talk about a sweatshop.
You just know that those plow drivers will direct the snow right over top of them.The parks are used in the winter for excess snow on the streets.
Go home now.
Chop wood and lay in your Fuel oil for the winter.
My word, these people are stupid.
Gosh since they are cooking out there like that I could see how easily food poisoning could happen....will not be fun if everyone has both ends erupting....
They are idiots. It’s getting cold, go south for the winter. Atlanta has a financial district.
I am sure the Mayor of Atlanta would love to have y’all for a few months.
“The weather will get cold and the protesters will run for the homeless shelters and force the homeless out into the streets to die.”
It would be fun to spread the rumor of this, send it viral. Name names.
End of protests.
I think we should drop off some ice water and lemonade, too.
“but wait, that’s not all. Uncle George (Soros) will be there for the communist maggots when things get tough.”
“....I think its about time for the Mayor and the cops to do their duty to the good citizens of NYC.....”
Bloomberg, the mayor, is playing this thing all wrong and is overdue to clean these jackasses out of there.
Has anyone noticed how many pads, mattresses and sleeping bags are already in those massive piles of trash? If you don't work for it, nothing has value. Just look at any subsidized housing project for proof.
That welfare mentality is well on its way toward destroying America...
We should help them prepare for the winter. I believe that it is important that we reach out to them.
For less than $10, they could have their very own body bag, disposable, white vinyl, straight zipper, 30in x 90in.
“We need...like..people that, like,work and stuff to give us more free corporation made stuff so we,like,don’t freeze.”
I have to congratulate Glen Beck. He predicted this would all happen months ago, and he was right.
Either that to pay some homeless guy to take their place, so they can go home when it gets cold.