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November 11, 2011

“Zuccotti Lung” and Other Occupy Child Abuse Updates

Filed under: parenting, politics — Tags: , , , , , , — edge of the sandbox @ 9:48 pm

I preciously wrote about alleged homeschooling at violent, lice-infested #Occupy Portland.  Now comes fresh news of criminal activity at the squatter location.  (Via Instapundit).  One individual is apprehended on suspicion of throwing a Molotov cocktail.  Can’t help suspecting that the homeschooled group adopted “Anarchist Cookbook” for their curriculum.

Two other individuals were arrested for probation violation, drug possession, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon.  So much to learn at #Occupy Portland!

Occupy Portland

Perhaps the little ones can also learn the fine art of facial tattooing -- and mad hipster haircuts. Useful skills, you know. Guess which one is charged with drug possession.

In other news, a drug-resistant strain of TB is turned up at #Occupy Atlanta.  (Via Instapundit).  Who else turned up at #Occupy Atlanta?  Kids.

Occupy child abuse

This 9-year-old is holding a sign made for her by her uncle.

As seems to be the pattern, presence of children is actively encouraged by the movement.  Evidently a special tent was set up in Atlanta and resources were allocated to “Free Childcare” area.  This had to be done by consent of supermajority.

Occupy child abuse

That nasty diseases would show up at #Occupy was only a matter of time.  But #Occupy Atlanta is also swarming with gangstas — Creeps and Bloods united for the common cause.  But hey, free childcare!

Our old friend Kirby Desmarais who coordinates “family sleepovers” at Zuccotti encourages parents worldwide to take their children to #Occupy.  The occupiers of NYC public park are now talking of “Zuccotti lung” (h/t Always on Watch):

With little sleep in cold conditions, cigarettes and drinks being passed from mouth to mouth, and few opportunities to wash hands, Zuccotti Park may now just be the best place to catch respiratory viruses, norovirus (also known as the winter vomiting virus) and tuberculosis, according to one doctor.

The damp clothing and cardboard signs wet with rain are also breeding grounds for mold. Some protesters are urinating in bottles and leaving food trash discarded throughout the campground, providing further opportunities for nastiness.


Some protesters have refused free flu shots, citing a “government conspiracy,” the Times said.

There is also the increased risk among the encampment of sexually transmitted diseases, said the doctor, Dr. Philip M. Tierno, Jr. of the NYU Langone Medical Center. And the site’s pounding circles could lead to hearing damage.

Tierno compared conditions at the park to the pilgrimage to Mecca, in which entire groups of people have come down with respiratory infections in short period of time, and the communal compounds of the 1960s where sanitation problems and STDs cropped up.

The health department has visited the site and is monitoring.

“It should go without saying that lots of people sleeping outside in a park as we head toward winter is not an ideal situation for anyone’s health,” the department said in a statement.

Pilgrimage to Mecca is an apt comparison given the ritual nature of… oh, the post-modern protest.  Still, given the worrisome conditions at #Occupy camps, parents should think twice before indoctrinating their offspings into this particular worship.

UPDATE: Now that #Occupy Portland appears to be readying for an Oakland-style riot, #Occupy Portland children’s camp had closed.  (Via Instapundit.)



  1. The Occupy movement: just like the Tea Party, right?

    Comment by KingShamus — November 12, 2011 @ 4:52 am

    • I find it remarkable that one of the 99-percenters is so wholly rejects the mainstream society, he tattooed his face.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — November 12, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

  2. […] “Zuccotti Lung” and Other Occupy Child Abuse Updates […]

    Pingback by Sunday Links: Cartoon Edition, Plus Site News » Conservative Hideout 2.0 — November 12, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

  3. Free child care? By Occupiers in a tent? Disgusting.

    Hey Mike Tyson had a facial tattoo and he’s a winner, right?

    Comment by Harrison — November 13, 2011 @ 8:28 am

  4. What do these morons have to do before Child Welfare Services decides that the morons are unfit parents and takes the children away?

    Comment by Conservatives on Fire — November 13, 2011 @ 8:50 am

    • Harrison,
      I’d never leave my child with strangers in some tent.

      Conservatives on Fire,
      One baby was, in fact, taken away. But I suspect they are looking the other way.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — November 13, 2011 @ 5:18 pm

  5. […] around the country appear to be heading home, and #Occupy Portland kids packed up a few days ago.  Still, #Occupy San Francisco is hanging on, now armed with shivs.  As […]

    Pingback by Another Day, Another Round of #Occupy Child Abuse Updates « sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue — November 13, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

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