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Occupy Wall Street lands on private property
CNNMoney ^ | October 6, 2011 | Laura Batchelor

Posted on 10/06/2011 2:56:26 PM PDT by libstripper

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Many of the Occupy Wall Street protesters might not realize it, but they got really lucky when they elected to gather at Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan.

Contrary to what most people think, the park isn't a public space; it's actually privately owned by Brookfield Office Properties, which has approximately 18 million square feet in Manhattan, including the World Financial Center. And that's why the group has been able to stay there for 20 days.

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Brookfield [Office Properties, the park's owner] has issued a statement expressing concern about the conditions on its property.

"Unfortunately, many of the individuals currently occupying the grounds are ignoring [our] basic yet necessary requirements, which interfere with the use of the park by others, including local residents, office workers, and visitors," the company statement explains.

It adds that "sanitary conditions have reached unacceptable levels."

(Excerpt) Read more at money.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; obama; occupywallstreet
Odd, how the normally prissy Bloomie, who's sooo conderned about how much salt and transfats people eat, is totally unconcerned about the literal cesspit those filthy hippies and assorted communists are turning Zucotti Park into and the health menace that represents for everybody on Wall Street. Gee, where was all the similar filth at the 9/12/09 Tea Party in DC that was attended by 1,780,000 people. OOPS, I forgot; we cleaned up after ourselves and provided adequate sanitary facilities. Indeed, I haven't seen a single portajohn in all the pictures of the Zuccotti encampment.
1 posted on 10/06/2011 2:56:28 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2788915/posts


2 posted on 10/06/2011 3:02:24 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: libstripper
They make the TEA Parties seem so....perfectly human!

I can just imagine how bad it smells in NYC right now. I can see why disease are setting in.
It won't be long before a serious plague breaks out. Sewage carries so many different pathogens, and these nut cases are swimming in it.



3 posted on 10/06/2011 3:02:42 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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"sanitary conditions have reached unacceptable levels."

Nuke it from Orbit. Its the only way to be sure.
4 posted on 10/06/2011 3:08:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (MLB Playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2786167/posts)
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To: libstripper

It is so rich in irony is it not? These anti-capitalists are depending upon the (presumptively unwilling) charity of a corporate landlord. Aren’t the landlords close to the top of the ones that the communists will kill first?


5 posted on 10/06/2011 3:12:33 PM PDT by SES1066 (1776 to 2011, 235 years and counting in the GRAND EXPERIMENT!)
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To: libstripper
Private property? Pfffft! An outdated, bourgeois concept. They need it, therefore it's theirs.

Get with it, man. And pass the bong ...

6 posted on 10/06/2011 3:17:35 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: libstripper
But, it's the odor of FREEDOM...naw, it's the odor of a hundred or so open pit waste dumps combined with lots of unwashed people.
7 posted on 10/06/2011 3:18:07 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: IronJack

Seems that a lot of the idiots over at the DUmp seem to think most of the land outside the cities is owned by filthy corporations and are a legitimate target for a “people’s seizure”.


8 posted on 10/06/2011 3:22:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (MLB Playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2786167/posts)
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To: libstripper

Can’t they just make them move out or get arrested? If it’s private property, that’s their right. These people aren’t tenants or anybody who ever had a legal right to be there if the owner objected.

However, NYC has a lot of spaces like this that are actually owned by private companies who had to provide “green space” in exchange for air rights or some other thing controlled by the City of NY.

The “homeless” used to nest in certain midtown lobbies and vest pocket parks because the city and the company weren’t clear about who really had the right to control access. The companies must have won at some point, because I can remember when suddenly you could actually sit in one of these beautiful lobbies (for those of you who don’t live there, the spaces are huge) and have a coffee without wearing a gas mask.

I’m not sure what the laws are now. Probably the company thought this would dissipate on its own within a few days, not knowing that it would be supported by the press, the labor unions and (today) by His Bambiness Himself.

So now the company is stuck with it and not sure what to do. If it kicks these privileged little whiner babies out, the IRS will probably come after it.


9 posted on 10/06/2011 3:26:18 PM PDT by livius
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To: concerned about politics
I can just imagine how bad it smells in NYC right now. I can see why disease are setting in. It won't be long before a serious plague breaks out. Sewage carries so many different pathogens, and these nut cases are swimming in it.

Music to my ears.


10 posted on 10/06/2011 3:36:17 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: IronJack

Hippie drum circles are coming next. The only way to get them to leave is to jam slayer at max volume.


11 posted on 10/06/2011 4:12:49 PM PDT by Brasky
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To: crazyhorse691
yuo, the love the smell of sewage in the morning... it smells like freedom
12 posted on 10/06/2011 4:53:18 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: libstripper

At full volume this drove Noriega out,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE0pwJ5PMDg
Don’t see why a similar strategy wouldn’t work here.


13 posted on 10/06/2011 5:04:17 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: libstripper; netmilsmom

I just emailed this to the gal I told you about (in my thread that was pulled for profanity..... eyeroll).

Anywho, I linked this article and wrote her this email...

http://money.cnn.com/2011/10/06/news/companies/occupy_wall_street_park/index.htm?source=cnn_bin

Quotes....

“Every weeknight litter is normally removed from the park, the plaza is power washed and landscaping is tended do. But because of the protesters, none of that maintenance has been performed since Friday, September 16.” (ewwwwwwwww)

“It adds that “sanitary conditions have reached unacceptable levels.”

What about the health department? If you guys can’t get them shut down, what if we started contacting the health department, as well as your company?. After all, many communicable disease’s and sickness could spread through out unsanitary conditions, as we see in 3rd world countries.

What about the garbage they leave lying around? And their sleeping bags and mattresses.....NYC had a bad case of bed bugs, remember? I’m wondering if there is any way to get the dept. of health involved in such unsanitary conditions.

Keep Your Nose Held.....

Sincerely,


14 posted on 10/06/2011 5:05:24 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: libstripper
At full volume this drove Noriega out,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE0pwJ5PMDg
Don't see why a similar strategy wouldn't work here. Gosh, I'd try it on the Bloomberg residence too!
15 posted on 10/06/2011 5:05:56 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: livius
"Can’t they just make them move out or get arrested? If it’s private property, that’s their right."

Unfortunately, they can't. Some kind of loophole. I spoke with a very nice lady who works the the company who owns the company and these buttholes found a loophole (gee, wonder how they managed that).

16 posted on 10/06/2011 5:08:37 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: SES1066

Were they protesting abortion, they would have been booted off immediately by security.

I’m enjoying the irony of human waste soaking into everything and broken trees and trampled bushes, and trash and graffiti.....stuff the aged frail pro-lifers would be accused of as a reason for booting us.


17 posted on 10/06/2011 5:37:37 PM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: NoGrayZone

Probably because of that strange arrangement they had years ago, back in the late 80s or early 90s, where a developer could get something...perhaps it was air rights...if he turned over part of the property for use as a park or public space.


18 posted on 10/06/2011 5:45:20 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius
I believe it was something like that. She was explaining it all to me,but my mind was in a whirlwind.

If I remember correctly, something was said about a law being passed, but not retroactive, which left them out of the loop.

19 posted on 10/06/2011 6:04:35 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: livius
In Oregon, the property owner is held responsible for any nuisance his property produces(graffiti, illegal dumping etc.)but, squatters are given additionial protection for as little as 2 weeks occupation if they can show a rental or landlord approval. And lack of no trespassing signs and non-removal by the landlord has in fact given squatters a legal basis to contest removal. That protection includes any outbuilding(garage, tool shed, garden shed, garbage can shed). The landowner is forced to file eviction papers and proceed through the whole charade as if an occupied chicken coop is the same as a 3 story mansion. I imagine it is even worse in highly civilized New York.
20 posted on 10/06/2011 10:31:22 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: Brasky

“The music ... it’s just so ... angry.”


21 posted on 10/07/2011 5:20:14 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: concerned about politics
Hippies are a giant petri dish for all sorts of diseases. When medical people started to set up free clinics in Haight-Ashbury in the early 1960's they found themselves faced with a whole horde of third world infectious diseases they'd never treated before because of the filth the hippies produced and wallowed in.

Bloomie ought to get his sanitation and health departments in and clean up the encampment. If the hippies and assorted other subhumans get removed by the health and sanitation department people in hazmat suits, the scene will be so funny that they won't be able to make an atrocity out of it. Remember Rules of Radicals: "Ridicule is the most powerful weapon of all." (Quote from memory, actual text may differ.)

22 posted on 10/07/2011 6:04:18 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: NoGrayZone

Pleae Freepmail me the entire, unexpurgated, version. Thanks.


23 posted on 10/07/2011 6:06:22 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

That’s exactly what I wrote to her, lol.


24 posted on 10/07/2011 7:12:09 AM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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