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December 02, 2011

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Thanks for visiting, russell. Last night, the Boston PD went to OccupyBoston and arrested ... the kitchen sink. There's now a trending #sinkgate topic on Twitter, of course. More LOLs and also WTFs here.

A few nights ago police confiscated $1200 worth of winter quality tents as they arrived at the site.

The park is part of the Greenway which has elaborate landscaping. When those trees and bushes arrived, why couldn't I have driven up with my truck and carried them off just like the cops did?

The restraining order against the City of Boston is upheld and the Occupiers paid for those tents. I doubt the police will surrender them.

Their statement on the steps of the court was eloquent.
http://www.occupyboston.org/2011/12/01/statement-steps-suffolk-superior-court/

Last night, the Boston PD went to OccupyBoston and arrested ... the kitchen sink.

Here is the Occupy Boston writeup on the confiscation of the offending kitchen sink.

The Occupy Boston folks have a sense of humor.

The park is part of the Greenway which has elaborate landscaping.

It's true that Dewey Square had very nice, and not-cheap, landscaping in place before the occupiers moved in.

Their goal is to leave it the way they found it. Toward that end, they are raising funds to pay for the landscaping to be replaced when they leave.

From the Nation, an interesting read.

I regret that I haven't posted about Occupy (or much of anything else -- sorry, still working on personal issues), but I've been following a tremendous amount of news, and sporadically posting short bits on Facebook, Google + and occasionally Twitter.

It's such a huge topic now that there are an infinite number of angles of approach. Dozens of people posting non-stop (and there are lots more than that) can't cover it all.

But the crucial part is that the Overton Window has been moved.

Elsewhere, this decision by the administration to not allow stocking of Plan B, the morning-after pill, is horrendous, and everyone should protest to the Obama administration for caving on this, unless you want a lot more unwanted children, abortions, and lives in upheaval.

But the crucial part is that the Overton Window has been moved.

IMO that is, precisely, the value of the occupy encampments.

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