#1 "Occupy the Farm" -- Why do the police allow these people to do these things?
07-14-2012, 01:32 PM
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Back in April, Occutards illegally took over an area meant for Berkeley students and professors to carry on experiments on crops. They planted a pitiful amount of crops, set up a tent village community, had all sorts of speakers and events, and just generally made a law-breaking nuisance of themselves. You can read about it and see some pics here:
Eventually, they were kicked out, but they recently returned:
About 60 Occupy the Farm activists returned to the Gill Tract on Saturday morning to weed and harvest crops planted earlier this spring.
The activists broke a lock on a gate and entered the 10-acre plot of land around 9:40 a.m. and remained on the property until shortly after noon.
"We harvested over 50 pounds of cucumbers and more than 75 pounds of squash," said Anya Kamenskaya, a spokeswoman for the group.
The group included children and people of all ages. Four UC police officers looked on while the activists weeded and harvested, Kamenskaya said.
The Gill Tract is owned by UC Berkeley and is used for plant biology research. Activists began farming the land April 22 to protest development plans by UC Berkeley and the city of Albany. They were eventually driven off in May and nine activists were arrested, although no charges were filed.
Kamenskaya said the vegetables and herbs harvested Saturday morning will be donated to local food banks. The group also deposited a pile of inedible bolts of lettuce on the doorstep of the UC Berkeley chancellor's on-campus residence.
"The university is not taking care of the crops that we sowed," Kamenskaya said. "You can't take care of the crops if the gates are closed. We're going to continue to make sure that there's public access to these crops."
"There were no arrests, no confrontations, and most importantly, no damage was done to the research projects going on there," UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said.
"We will continue to monitor the situation," he said. "Our foremost priority is ensuring that our faculty and students can continue with their research work."
Kamenskaya said her group decided to harvest the crops that were planted in the spring after learning that the city of Albany had planned a secret harvest with only a few people invited. She said when Occupy the Farm activists learned of the secret harvest, the city then canceled it.
"This whole time they claimed they were involving the community," she said. "But they weren't. Our presence there today was to highlight that fact."
Kamenskaya said Occupy the Farm activists will attend a meeting of the Albany City Council on Monday night when a public hearing will be held on development plans for the property.
07-15-2012, 03:26 PM
As if we didn't already know but the entire Occupuke philosophy is doomed to failure. It's based on a might makes right mindset and they will end up losing.
Take this farm for instance. Sixty of them broke in and planted crops on land they did not own. Guess what? I have 200 friends that want that land for a church, playground and office space for the Republican party. Tonight we are coming in and just taking the land you are on. Why not. You did it.
Some irony from the article:
"Wait, what — “our” lot? Suddenly you’re in favor of private property and ownership, now that you’ve stolen it? How is that lot yours any more than it was the university’s before you took it?"
--->Don't worry, tomorrow it might be Club JB. And you're going to need an ID to get in.
Hypocrisy, thy name is Occupy. When society draws boundaries, builds fences, and makes rules, Occupy gets to violate them at will. But once they’ve seized control, Occupy immediately starts making new rules and new boundaries that everyone else is supposed to honor. Perhaps that’s the new Occupy motto: “Rules for thee, but not for me.”
One of these days regular folk are finally going to tire of this nonsense and that will be that. Call me when it starts.Be Not Afraid.
07-15-2012, 07:13 PM
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- May 2012
Yeah, I like the underline for emphasis on "our." These people are worthless scum.
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