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‘Occupy LA’ Left Behind 30 Tons Of Trash

From the Los Angeles Times:

Occupy L.A.: 30 tons of debris left behind at City Hall tent city

November 30, 2011

Sanitation officials said Wednesday that they expect to haul away 30 tons of debris from the Occupy L.A. encampment – everything from clothing to heaps of garbage to oddball curiosities left behind by the protesters who lived at the City Hall tent city for two months.

Andrea Alarcon, president of the city Public Works board, said workers already have removed 25 tons of belongings from the City Hall park, all of it heading straight to a landfill.

Maybe we should call it the ‘Occu-STY movement.’ But as we have mentioned before, these Occupy protesters want to make the entire country look like their camps. And notice how all of their trash is being trucked directly to a landfill. We thought these people were so ‘green.’ Poor Gaia.

But at least the Occu-STY movement is creating ‘shovel ready jobs.’

Sanitation crews also have vacuumed up about 3,000 gallons of water that had washed into a catch basin in recent days and are testing it for hazardous materials, she said.

That sounds like a good idea. This is the closest you ever get to hippy ‘bath water.’

The sheer volume of personal belongings left behind after the early morning Los Angeles Police Department raid has astonished city workers: books and CDs, luggage and boom boxes, mattresses and dining chairs, cellphones, electric razors, a small red guitar with its neck snapped –- all surrounded by dozens of collapsed and empty tents.

‘Easy come, easy go.’ Which is the mentality spoiled children develop when they are just given things and do not have to work for them.

A steady flow of people stopped by the park Wednesday to take photos and video and watch workers in white hazmat suits rake trash into neat piles.

As workers broke down tents and placed them in trash cans, Ramir Delgado, 25, snapped photos out of curiosity… Delgado said he was disappointed in Occupy L.A. "You know why this is filthy and not clean is there isn’t leadership," he said.

A few feet away, crews in the hazmat suits raked trash of discarded protest signs, nail polish and jars of peanut butter. "This looks like pure anarchy," Delgado said

Donna Spurgeon, who snapped pictures on her phone, said she was surprised by the mural in the center of the south lawn… She said the aftermath looked like a “little war zone, a little ghetto.”

Remember all the tons of garbage left behind after Tea Party rallies? We don’t either. However, we do remember the mountains of trash left on the Mall in Washington after Obama’s inauguration.

These are the same people.

Norman Schwartz, 76, a retired attorney from Calabasas, felt differently. He stopped by Wednesday afternoon to snap photos and suggested that the Occupy L.A. scene was a great lesson in democracy. He said he was sad to see the park so empty.

“There was no longer this wonderful thing going on,” he said

Maybe Mr. Schwartz should put on a hazmat suit and pick up a shovel and help with the clean up. It might help him return to reality.

In fact, they should have made all of the protesters clean up after themselves. It would have been a good life lesson for them.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, December 1st, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “‘Occupy LA’ Left Behind 30 Tons Of Trash”

  1. tranquil.night says:

    Before the camp was cleared out it was 50 tons.

  2. mr_bill says:

    The irony here is that all the items left behind will most likely be replaced, by purchasing more “books and CDs, luggage and boom boxes, mattresses and dining chairs, cellphones, [and] electric razors” from the “evil, greedy corporations” these schmucks claim to despise.

    What I want to know is when are these OWS groups going to chip in some of their money to help clean up these messes they have left. We all saw headlines about how much money they had “raised” and how that was supposed to be a “show of solidarity” from “average Americans.” Where is the money now? When will they take responsibility for cleaning up after themselves? They claim to be all about “responsibility” when it comes to corporations. I guess the responsibility card doesn’t play when it comes to cracktivist moochers, miscreants, and na’erdowells.

    • beautyofreason says:

      My thoughts too, Mr. Bill. These people owe their deluge to capitalism but want everything handed to them on a silver platter. They are so enamored with the free goods and helping out their fellow man that they can’t be enticed to put a piece of crap in a bin ten feet away.

  3. wirenut says:

    HAW! Back to Mom and Dad’s basements you No-Bell Prize Wieners. I was taught to always, (pack out, what you packed in). If a man can’t deal with his own trash, He can’t be trusted. Rubish! Live large you parasites, I got a big tube of critter cream for ya! It’s called reality and a shotgun. Use the former, dread the latter.

  4. Crapgame13 says:

    I tend to think the OWS think they’re above cleaning up their own trash, and is part of the problem.

    “We have college degrees, we’re above menial labor”

    OWS is the onset of reality to a generation of kids who have been told by hippies radicals that liberal arts educations that supposedly teach “critical thinking” means you’re better than people who work with their hands.

  5. Mr.Katz says:

    Except for the fact that it would require more work to sort through it all, I would say that instead of trashing everything, the city should collect it all and sell it. I mean, there were cell phones, CDs, DVDs, computers, etc. Those, when everything is gathered and checked, could add up to at least a small bit of the overall costs for the city.


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