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Posted: 1/7/2012 8:33:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2012 8:34:31 AM EDT by South_Side_Shooter]
Occupy D.C., now one of the longest-running offshoots of the Occupy Wall Street movement, closed its community kitchen this week and had a visit from city health officials after repeated complaints about an uptick of rats around the area.

D.C. Health Department Director Mohammad Akhter personally inspected the protest area Thursday and said there were definite signs of rodents thriving among the food and trash from the group’s outdoor kitchen, D.C.’s WUSA-TV reported. According to the Washington Post, rats have been spotted for weeks scurrying around tents and pallets.

In response to the complaints, Occupiers launched a full-scale clean-up effort and even voluntarily shut the kitchen down.

“On a regular basis,” Occupy’s unofficial chef Basant Khalsa told WUSA. ”People will sneak into the kitchen after I done washed up all the dishes and went to bed. And they will make messes in there.”

Akhter said he’s also concerned about the danger of fires and hypothermia as temperatures dip and winter sets in. He is expected to make recommendations for the future of the camp based on his assessment.

While D.C. officials have been largely supportive of the Occupy movement, the Associated Press reported that it was Mayor Vincent Gray who ordered the inspection.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/occupy-d-c-kitchen-shut-down-amid-rat-infestation/
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:39:11 AM EDT


Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:40:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2012 8:42:56 AM EDT by NoloContendere]
Originally Posted By arowneragain:




this.

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:41:10 AM EDT
You just got regulated, bitches.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:41:17 AM EDT
Rats? How could they differentiate between workers and infestation?
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:41:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:42:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Rats? How could they differentiate between workers and infestation?


You can rule out Congress. They're in recess.

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 9:05:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Rats? How could they differentiate between workers and infestation?





The rodents filed the complaint.

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 9:08:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By callgood:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Rats? How could they differentiate between workers and infestation?


You can rule out Congress. They're in recess.



That makes them prime suspects.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 9:10:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By South_Side_Shooter:

Akhter said he’s also concerned about the danger of fires and hypothermia as temperatures dip and winter sets in. He is expected to make recommendations for the future of the camp based on his assessment.


I'm not concerned at all.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 9:59:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DoubleARon:

Originally Posted By South_Side_Shooter:

Akhter said he’s also concerned about the danger of fires and hypothermia as temperatures dip and winter sets in. He is expected to make recommendations for the future of the camp based on his assessment.


I'm not concerned at all.


Me neither. They can call it Occupopsicle DC.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 10:06:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By NickySantoro:
Originally Posted By DoubleARon:

Originally Posted By South_Side_Shooter:

Akhter said he’s also concerned about the danger of fires and hypothermia as temperatures dip and winter sets in. He is expected to make recommendations for the future of the camp based on his assessment.


I'm not concerned at all.


Me neither. They can call it Occupopsicle DC.


Imagine if a an put-of-nowhere-fuck-blizzard hits one of these......

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 10:17:42 AM EDT
Isn't it funny how the Tianamen Square "Occupiers" back in the day were so much better at personal hygiene?
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 10:20:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By South_Side_Shooter:
Originally Posted By NickySantoro:
Originally Posted By DoubleARon:

Originally Posted By South_Side_Shooter:

Akhter said he’s also concerned about the danger of fires and hypothermia as temperatures dip and winter sets in. He is expected to make recommendations for the future of the camp based on his assessment.


I'm not concerned at all.


Me neither. They can call it Occupopsicle DC.


Imagine if a an put-of-nowhere-fuck-blizzard hits one of these......



If only we had some of last-year's weather.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 10:20:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Rats? How could they differentiate between workers and infestation?
Winnah!

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 10:21:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
Originally Posted By South_Side_Shooter:
Originally Posted By NickySantoro:
Originally Posted By DoubleARon:

Originally Posted By South_Side_Shooter:

Akhter said he’s also concerned about the danger of fires and hypothermia as temperatures dip and winter sets in. He is expected to make recommendations for the future of the camp based on his assessment.


I'm not concerned at all.


Me neither. They can call it Occupopsicle DC.


Imagine if a an put-of-nowhere-fuck-blizzard hits one of these......



If only we had some of last-year's weather.

The double digit snowstorms in the DC area often occur in Feb.

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 10:24:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Rats? How could they differentiate between workers and infestation?


The 4 legged rats are the one's working.

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 10:43:12 AM EDT
DemocRATS
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 10:45:22 AM EDT
I walked by there yesterday on my way to lunch, I saw this sign



Educate myself

Mother fucker, you are the one living in a god damned tent!
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 10:57:38 AM EDT
I am surprised it took the rats this long to find them.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 10:58:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By tc556guy:
I am surprised it took the rats this long to find them.


They started recess kind of late - budget arguments and all.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 11:14:13 AM EDT
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