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    The Plagues of Occupy Wall Street

    The Plagues of Occupy Wall Street

    Reading this article at The Boston Herald reminded me of the 10 plagues from the Passover story:

    Food-borne illnesses,

    a flu outbreak,

    hypothermia,

    sexually transmitted diseases

    and vermin are just some of the hazards experts say make Occupy Boston a public health disaster waiting to happen — as City Hall turns a blind eye.

    Darkness will come soon, when daylight savings time takes effect, and not after that the weather will turn colder and there will be hail.

    Instead of locusts, they have thieves and sexual predators swarming over them.

    I’m dreading images in The NY Post of their boils.

    As for slaying of the first born, I don’t think that will happen, although their first born should show up in about nine months.

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    Will their first-borns be named Moonbeam, Chakra, Dharma or Echo? Or maybe they will call them Stench, Vermin or Influenza.


     
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    billdyszel | October 26, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I’ve quickly grown fond of the name “Occutards.”

      Try this new word:

      Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.


     
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    Subotai Bahadur | October 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    As a self-declared “not a nice person”™ who has had some involvement with medical matters in the past; I have been waiting for outbreaks of e.coli, listeria, or if we got really lucky, of cholera. I have my doubts about how endemic Yersinia pestis is amongst the rats in the large cities infected with #Occupy, but there is always the possibility. I think Oakland made an error. Making the reasonable assumption that surrounding areas will cooperate with public health authorities, I would have let things incubate until the inevitable result of “Lord of the Flies” syndrome comes to pass.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpPe6MSEZkM&feature=fvst

    Subotai Bahadur

    This seriously reminds me of the discussion Tom Wolfe had of the hippies, which he described in “The Great Relearning”:

    “At the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic there were doctors who were treating diseases that had disappeared so long ago they had never even picked up Latin names, such as the mange, the grunge, the itch, the twitch, the thrush, the scroff, the rot.”

    Wolfe ascribed this to the desire to sweep aside all moral norms, including those of sanitation.

    See his extended paragraphs here: http://books.google.com/books?id=HGCMNlUM8asC&lpg=PT96&ots=86jLQxPx6n&dq=wolfe%20great%20relearning&pg=PT96#v=onepage&q&f=false


     
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    BannedbytheGuardian | October 26, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I guess the thing to do is to leave it with the local authorities. It is their standards that are in play & ths an advertisement to the outside world .

    The NY one will be the best funded but at $500,000 they are way behind luminaries such as Christine O’ Donnell”s amount raised in a few weeks.

    Make a note of the cities that have pushed them out & cleaned up. They are likely nice places to visit & avoid the others.

    So far my general impressions of cities is being reflected .


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