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Anti-Wall St. protesters ready to block clean-up
reuters ^ | 10/13/2011 | By Michelle Nichols and Paul Thomasch

Posted on 10/13/2011 9:09:05 AM PDT by tobyhill

Protesters with the Occupy Wall Street movement threatened on Thursday to block any efforts by clean-up crews to enter their camp to clear away three-weeks worth of debris, raising concern about a potential showdown between demonstrators and police.

While New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said their protests can continue as long as laws are obeyed, the city has become concerned over the build-up of trash and general wear and tear on Zuccotti Park, headquarters for the demonstrators.

Bloomberg visited protesters at the park on Wednesday night and informed them it would be cleaned by work crews on Friday, a move demonstrators said was a ploy to permanently drive them from their camp about five blocks from City Hall in lower Manhattan.

"What's been said is that we can come back later, but of course we're skeptical," said Jeff Schurte, 29, who recently earned his master's degree in international development. "This could just be an excuse to get us out permanently."

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1 posted on 10/13/2011 9:09:09 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Just spray them with soapy water. Some of them will melt like the witch in “The Wizard of Oz.”


2 posted on 10/13/2011 9:11:11 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: tobyhill
I noticed Obama and company haven't made any expressions of solidarity with the Flea party lately.

Could it be polls are showing the public is less than supportive?

As a matter of fact, I haven't seen any polls on the movement, either.

3 posted on 10/13/2011 9:11:26 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: tobyhill

The city released a letter from Brookfield Properties, which owns the public park, complaining that the protesters are breaking numerous laws, including “lewdness, groping, drinking and drug use” and creating “offensive odors.”

“We have received complaints of harassment, one woman stating that she was verbally abused in front of her 5-year-old child,” the letter said.

There are also concerns about electric lights that are broken and unsafe as well as gas generators.


4 posted on 10/13/2011 9:15:40 AM PDT by Beckett08 ("My Jihad means 'My Struggle' So does "Mein Kampf.")
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To: tobyhill

Water cannons are pretty powerful right??


5 posted on 10/13/2011 9:15:40 AM PDT by rod1
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To: skeeter

99% approve. Hey, it’s all over their t-shrits, so it must be true.


6 posted on 10/13/2011 9:16:08 AM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: tobyhill

They’ve got to be attracting rats by now. (the four legged kind)


7 posted on 10/13/2011 9:17:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (ALCS/NLCS playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2789907/posts)
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To: Disambiguator

“...so I told that greedy capitalist pig fascist to take his soap and peddle it somewhere else...”


9 posted on 10/13/2011 9:18:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: tobyhill

pigs love to live in pig pens...these demonstrators are no different...


10 posted on 10/13/2011 9:18:23 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: tobyhill

These people are doing more harm to the environment than all of the SUVs combined.


11 posted on 10/13/2011 9:20:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rod1

Fire hoses work, too.


12 posted on 10/13/2011 9:22:24 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: tobyhill

I wonder how Mr. Bloomberg will react when there is an outbreak of a “filth disease” that spreads from this park to the rest of New York City. I found this:

“The phrase “filth diseases” was coined in 1858 by British physician Charles Murchison to describe a class of conditions, mostly caused by infectious pathogens, that were associated with squalid living conditions—the overcrowded, unsanitary, and vermin-infested dwellings that were all too numerous in urban areas in the nineteenth century. It was an evocative phrase, popular with social reformers and pioneers of the Public Health movement and the Sanitary Revolution. It was not so much pejorative as accusatory, attributing blame for these diseases to the living conditions rather than to the people forced to live that way. Its use was a political lever that moved public opinion in favor of reforming the conditions that led to so much disease, disability, and premature death.

The filth diseases included infections of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts—diarrhea and dysentery, typhoid, croup, bronchitis, pneumonia, and tuberculosis—and skin diseases such as scabies and ringworm. Conditions associated with verminous bedding and clothing, such as louse-borne typhus, also turned out to be filth diseases although they may have not been identified as such at the time. Bubonic plague, long associated with rat-infested dwellings, was another filth disease, though fortunately its visitations were uncommon. One of the goals of nineteenth-century public health reformers was the eradication of filth diseases, which meant improving the housing and living conditions of working people. This in turn depended on better wages and working conditions, so social and economic reform were inseparable from public health reform.”


13 posted on 10/13/2011 9:23:33 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: tobyhill

They’ve created their own third world cesspool and are proud of it!!


14 posted on 10/13/2011 9:24:39 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: tobyhill

but Obama paid $135 million in rent for that spot...


15 posted on 10/13/2011 9:28:46 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Beckett08

Who would take a 5 year old to or near that mess?


16 posted on 10/13/2011 9:33:09 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: pfflier

Now wait just one minute, you! This fellow has a Master Degree in International Development.


17 posted on 10/13/2011 9:33:16 AM PDT by punchamullah
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To: tobyhill

Get your popcorn!!!Hot buttery popcorn...you can’t enjoy the show without popcorn !!!


18 posted on 10/13/2011 9:45:29 AM PDT by Cutterjohnmhb
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To: tobyhill

I guess they are prostesting free trash pickup too.

Idiots


19 posted on 10/13/2011 9:47:56 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel

They say that this was how Bloombergville was cleared out.


20 posted on 10/13/2011 9:49:35 AM PDT by Beckett08 ("My Jihad means 'My Struggle' So does "Mein Kampf.")
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To: tobyhill

They can just pretend it’s their mom wanting to clean their bedroom in the basement.


21 posted on 10/13/2011 9:52:04 AM PDT by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: tobyhill

Here we go with the violence.I don’t think they will like not begin allowed to sleep in the park.


22 posted on 10/13/2011 9:56:15 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: NEMDF

Probably someone who lives in one of the buildings who has to pass by to get home....s I understand it there are a lot of condos in the upper floors of those buildings


23 posted on 10/13/2011 10:02:22 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: NEMDF

Probably someone who lives in one of the buildings who has to pass by to get home....as I understand it there are a lot of condos in the upper floors of those buildings


24 posted on 10/13/2011 10:02:35 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: tobyhill

Oh boy, this is gonna be GREAT!!!

25 posted on 10/13/2011 10:08:05 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: punchamullah
Now wait just one minute, you! This fellow has a Master Degree in International Development.

First thing that comes to mind with "degree in International Development" is someone who studied international marketing. But, given this crowd, it's probably a seriously useless degree in international community organizing.

26 posted on 10/13/2011 10:09:14 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: tobyhill

They will most likely arrest all who don’t comply. We are still (mostly) a nation of laws, after all.

You know what would be a great visual? If the cleanup crews have to wear hazmat suits while scouring the park.

Yep they’re just like the Tea Party!

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27 posted on 10/13/2011 10:16:56 AM PDT by astuddis
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To: tobyhill

I say let the disease take it’s course they deserve to live in the swill they create .


28 posted on 10/13/2011 10:17:43 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: tobyhill

“What’s been said is that we can come back later, but of course we’re skeptical,” said Jeff Schurte, 29, who recently earned his master’s degree in international development. “This could just be an excuse to get us out permanently.”

You just can’t get anything past these intellectual heavyweights with ‘international development’ degrees.


29 posted on 10/13/2011 10:22:00 AM PDT by dk88 (Keep your laws off my body)
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To: tobyhill

why is sanitation necessary - anarchy is good, isn’t it? A bit of typhoid, dysentery, tetanus, etc are not a big deal, or they?


30 posted on 10/13/2011 10:28:01 AM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: punchamullah
Now wait just one minute, you! This fellow has a Master Degree in International Development.

Sounds like Arrested Development to me.

31 posted on 10/13/2011 10:36:39 AM PDT by dearolddad
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To: tobyhill

Fire trucks filled with pepper spray problem solved.


32 posted on 10/13/2011 10:38:24 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: tobyhill

Show’s over, kids. Go on home now.


33 posted on 10/13/2011 10:42:06 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: punchamullah

That appears to be as useful as a MA in Art History.


34 posted on 10/13/2011 12:00:23 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: tobyhill

35 posted on 10/13/2011 12:02:29 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: tobyhill
Jeff Schurte, 29, who recently earned his master's degree in international development.

What kind of job will a master's in international development get you?

36 posted on 10/13/2011 1:27:25 PM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama's presidency is shovel-ready; let's bury it in 2012!)
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