My internest friend raincoaster (a witty sentient from Canuckistan and author of the longest debate thread) posted in support of the Occupy Movement, and provided some linkage. Rain and I disagree on many political issues, but we still get along. OccupyWhatever is one topic where we diverge as our effluent flows in different directions; mine flows downhill.
Occupy Vancouver wants people to give them just a few small items:
Media team, walkie talkies, press passes, whiteboard, printer, ink, paper, tables, chairs, media tent, rocket stick (prepaid), Boom mic and stand, extension cables, super long internet cable, 4 power bars, External hard drives, SD cards, Apple laptops with final cut pro, PC laptops with premier or AVID, HD cameras, Cables (USB, FireWire, etc), flip HD camera, Any other film/video equipment (lights, generators, Gaffer tape, power cables, umbrellas, tarps, scissors, duct tape, saran wrap (for waterproofing), re-usable rain ponchos, Dell 1525 Batteries with Rapid Chargers, Double A and Triple A Batteries, HDSLR and Video Camera Rain Covers, generator (1000 watts minimum, 2000 is good), two 4G hotspots (clearchannel is good brand), laptop of 2.4ghz core 2 duo or greater, rubber maid containers, musical instruments, tarps, twine, large plastic water containers, childrens books, cd player, portable radio, batteries, WILLINGNESS TO COME PLAY, Rubbermaid containers, power cords, hot plates to make warm yummy vegan food, reusable plates, cups and cutlery, 12′ x 12′ tarp, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, mixer, coolers, plastic bins, serving bowls, prepared foods, soups salads, fruit & veg, caffeine free hot beverages, hot chocolate, The Education Station, NEEDS A TENT / CANOPY and chairs, MEDICS AND SECURITY TEAM, Walky Talkies, White Boards.
Let’s see. They want free food and shelter, a lot of miscellaneous containers and utensils and pricey electronics. They omitted water, clothing, toilet facilities and personal hygiene products (soap?) which are obviously not essential to the OccupyWhatever contingent.
“Dude! Here’s some yummy vegan food on a reusable plate that hasn’t been washed. Have a fork – I licked it clean. And if you have to take a capitalist later, we have a Maytag box equipped with a Hefty bag over there. Eat with your right, wipe with your left. Enjoy!”
When they’re tired of urban camping, who gets to keep all these freebees? Will they pay for them, return them, donate them to charity, or sell out to capitalism and offer them up on Craig’s List? Yeah, that’s a rhetorical question… The hypocrisy is amazing – check out this brilliance.
I don’t know, Babs, but I do know this: your uvula’s on the fritz, and it’s time for The Overnight Open Thread.