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If you want to see what the world would look like if Occupy Wall Street ran it, just go to Zuccotti Park

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It’s Paradise! NY Post:

Filth-ridden Zuccotti Park is a breeding ground for bacterial infection loaded with potential health-code violations that pose a major risk to the public, an expert who inspected the area warned.

“It’s like Walmart for rats,” Wayne Yon, an expert on city health regulations, said yesterday.

“There’s a lack of sanitation, a lack of controls for hot and cold water,” Yon said. He saw at least 15 violations of the city’s health code — the type that would easily shut down a food establishment.

No wonder they don’t want to leave. It’s the only place in New York where you can have a meal without looking over your shoulder for Bloomberg.

He noted the lack of lavatory facilities, as neighbors repeatedly complain about protesters defecating in the area and the stench of urine.

Yon also pointed to unsanitary conditions in wash bins for cleaning food utensils.

“It looks extraordinarily dirty, and [the bin] should be changed once it starts to get dirty,” said Yon, who works for EHA Consulting Group Inc. Then he pointed to a pigeon in a tree right above where the protesters were washing dishes.

“There’s no overhead coverings. Pigeons are basically vermin,” Yon said.

Then they’re in the right place. Meanwhile, at the Chicago franchise:

Chicago (AP) — Anti-Wall Street demonstrators of the Occupy Chicago movement stood their ground in a downtown park in noisy but peaceful defiance of police orders to clear out, prompting 130 arrests early Sunday, authorities said.

Occupy Chicago spokesman Joshua Kaunert vowed after the arrests that protests would continue in the Midwest city…

In Chicago, police began taking people into custody just before 1 a.m. Sunday. Those arrested were led in groups to vans and two large white buses as others clamored to be arrested.

“Take me next! Take me next!” some shouted as police began the arrests.

Well, of course. That’s the whole point, isn’t it? There are three things every “successful” protest needs:

  1. Chanting
  2. People getting arrested
  3. People chanting while getting arrested

There were also Occupy arrests in Cincinnati over the weekend. Whereas the Tea Party is so dangerous, they’ve intimidated the police into leaving them alone.

If you haven’t seen our video roundup of Occupy kooks, it’s a must-watch. This one might be my favorite. The guys at Reason.TV smelled it so you don’t have to:

Hey, about that guy at the 2:00 mark. Has anybody checked his plumber’s license? That’s what you do when somebody talks back, isn’t it?

P.S. Occupy Detroit is a hellhole as well (not that you can tell the difference).

P.P.S. Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment. Well, that’s not the way to respond. Unless it’s a bug bomb…

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Jim Treacher