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OWS NYC To Use Pedal Power For Electricity

From a seemingly straight-faced (New York City CBS affiliate), WCBS-TV:

Snowstorm, Cold Makes Life In Zuccotti Park Difficult For OWS Protesters

Cold, Drenched OWS Members Ask Homeless For Winter Weather Survival Tips

October 30, 2011

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Saturday’s snow storm made life in Zuccotti Park miserable for Occupy Wall Street protesters.

Demonstrators were left drenched with rain and then snow as the storm moved through the region. Central Park set a record for both the date and the month of October with 2.9 inches of snow.

Those camping out in the park have been stockpiling donated blankets, scarves, coats and have been trying to get more tents, cots and tarps.

According to an “urgent” alert on their website, OWS is looking for a number of other donations, including waterproof boots, gloves, hats, hand and foot warmers and disposable foot covers among other things. The site says the protesters “are in need of emergency supplies crucial for cold weather survival (and occupation).”

Apparently mom forgot to pack gloves and hats.

The site says they also need cots to get protesters off the ground, adding that they don’t have any and “could really use these.”

Did the soldiers have cots at Valley Forge?

Reportedly, some have been even getting winter weather survival tips from the homeless.

And yet they won’t share their food with them. (Unlike the evil Pilgrims and the Indians.)

They say they’re also looking for thermal heaters after fire officials removed six of the protesters’ gas-powered generators from Zuccotti Park on Friday, saying it was safety issue.

“The argument could be made they just wanted to get at our power source,” said demonstrator Brian Najdanik.

The argument could also be made that these children are not responsible enough to be allowed to handle dangerous equipment.

Besides, did Washington’s troops have generators at Valley Forge?

Without generators, protesters were left with just flashlights and lanterns. Lights, cooking equipment and the media center at Zuccotti Park were all turned off.

Those lists of local soup kitchens the OWS protesters were giving to the homeless people are going to come in handy now.

Fire officials say storing gasoline in such packed quarters is simply too dangerous.

But the protesters are coming up with a new solution – a stationary bike and generator connected to a battery.

“We’ve got five bike-powered generator systems that are coming from Boston and we’ve got five more plus other ones that are going to supplement as well so we’re completely, completely off the grid,” said demonstrator Lauren Minis.

What ingenuity. The problem is that most of these people are far too lazy to actually work for their energy supply. Or they wouldn’t be there in the first place.

Insiders at Occupy Wall Street say they expect to have their media center and the food service area fully powered and illuminated by Monday.

It’s Monday, and we have not heard anything about their triumph in the news media. So we suspect it has not happened.

The movement is also expected to reveal just how much money they have raised and spent in the first five weeks of the Occupy Wall Street campaign.

Show us the books! How much are you paying your organizers/CEOs?

OWS has reportedly raised nearly $454,000 and has spent more than $50,000 so far for things like food, clothing, medical supplies, laundry, media and other expenses.

How typical. These leftwing groups always raise tons of money and then spend only a bare fraction of it on what they claimed they were going to use the money for in the first place.

The organizers are probably playing the stock market.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, October 31st, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “OWS NYC To Use Pedal Power For Electricity”

  1. P. Aaron says:

    Meanwhile the DOJ takes down a guitar maker.

  2. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    “The argument could be made they just wanted to get at our power source,” said demonstrator Brian Najdanik.

    And yet they have no idea what the green movement is all about, or the impact it will have on freedom and prosperity.

  3. Astravogel says:

    Hopefully those homeless were paid a consulting fee,
    after all, they’re the ‘99%’ the demonstrators are
    concerned about.

  4. tranquil.night says:

    Gosh, if only those billions in Energy loans to the likes of Solyndra and Beacon had unlocked cheap, limitless power, our intrepid heroes would not be enduring such Donner Party like conditions for the kos.

    Oh they say the gas generators were a security hazard – to Gaia that is. C’mon now.

    Edit: BbtT beat me to the punchline :)

  5. “…a stationary bike and generator connected to a battery?”

    You mean a stationary bike made by a multinational corporation? And a generator made by a greedy corporation? And a battery made by an eebil corporation??

    I will use another mean corporation called FEdEx to deliver some dictionaries to these urban outdoors people with the word HYPOCRITE highlighted.

    I’m certain some of them can read.

  6. JohnMG says:

    Lesson in physics: Once electricity is generated it must be used, or in this case DC power, stored. But some freeloading SOB is going to reap the benefits of the poor bastard cranking the bike. How appropriate to demonstrate the unfairness of stealing from those who produce and giving it to those who don’t.

    How ironic, the substance of which must be totally lost on these dipshits. Maybe they can get their “interior security forces” to mandate everyone take a turn at the pedals.

    Don’t know about you folks, but I’m praying for freezing rain then snow of epic proportions, although Obama will probably send FEMA to the rescue should that happen.

  7. jobeth says:

    The visual of all those buggers peddling like crazy to provide SOMEONE ELSE with electricity is hilarious!

    Great idea until someone looks at THEM to work up a sweat. Too funny. I can see the place clearing out as fast as it would after a tear gas canister landed in their mist.

    Thanks for the biggest laugh I’ve had all day!

    Besides…since they don’t believe in God…they probably would never ‘get it’ that even God is trying to clear their butts out of there…I mean, what else could an 18 in snow blizzard mean…in OCTOBER for Pete’s sake. Pay attention numbskulls!

  8. Anonymoose says:

    What, no solar? But yeah, I can’t see them pedaling all day, it’s just not as fun as painting yourself and dancing to drums like an idiot.

  9. BillK says:

    Of course all of those hats, boots, etc. were made by corporations, so of course they’ll refuse to wear anything that isn’t “Fair Trade”-certified… right?

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