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Old 10-28-2011, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Anti-Wall Street protesters' plans to camp in a New York park throughout the city's harsh winter were dealt a blow on Friday when the fire department confiscated six generators and about a dozen cans of fuel.

Generators seized from NY Wall Street protesters | Reuters
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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That's dangerous stuff there. I think the FD taking them away was right.
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:14 PM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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That's dangerous stuff there. I think the FD taking them away was right.


generators are only dangerous if you dont know what you are doing with them. since they have had them for the previous 6 weeks, I find that doubtful.

more likely an attempt by the establishment to put off a lawful protest.

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Old 10-28-2011, 05:15 PM
 
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generators are only dangerous if you dont know what you are doing with them. since they have had them for the previous 6 weeks, I find that doubtful.

more likely an attemp by the establishment to put off a lawful protest.
It's going to get colder and most likely more generators will show up.
Possibly the FD is trying to prevent generators appearing every 3 feet.

The weather forecast for NYC is a low of 32 degrees.
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:18 PM
 
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It's going to get colder and most likely more generators will show up.
Possibly the FD is trying to prevent generators appearing every 3 feet.

The weather forecast for NYC is a low of 32 degrees.

doesnt matter, if you know what you are doing with them, you can put them on top of each other and right next to each other and no ill effects will come of it.
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:18 PM
 
Location: NC
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That's dangerous stuff there. I think the FD taking them away was right.
I am inclined to agree with you, save for the fact that tea partiers would often go to rallies with tons of weapons and no one complained about safety there. Clearly generators cannot be considered substantially more dangerous then firearms.

As a result I tend towards leaning to the side that they should be able to keep them.
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:18 PM
 
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generators are only dangerous if you dont know what you are doing with them. since they have had them for the previous 6 weeks, I find that doubtful.

more likely an attemp by the establishment to put off a lawful protest.
You're willing to put property and lives at risk because of what you like to think? If the NY authorities were so cavalier, they could and should be sued and prosecuted in the event of a tragedy.

There is nothing legal about setting up camp on public property that does not have the facilities to support a safe and hygienic environment.

Why do Occupy protesters and their supporters so often make arguments that one would expect from a sullen, clueless, entitled teenager?
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:20 PM
 
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doesnt matter, if you know what you are doing with them, you can put them on top of each other and right next to each other and no ill effects will come of it.
You're making a big assumption that everyone there working a generator knows what they are doing. Bad assumption.
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I am inclined to agree with you, save for the fact that tea partiers would often go to rallies with tons of weapons and no one complained about safety there. Clearly generators cannot be considered substantially more dangerous then firearms.

As a result I tend towards leaning to the side that they should be able to keep them.

People hooking up electrical connections that may or may not know what they're doing isn't safe. Storing fuel in a privately owned park where questionable electrical connections are being made isn't safe. How would licensed individuals carrying firearms be more dangerous?
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:23 PM
 
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generators are only dangerous if you dont know what you are doing with them. since they have had them for the previous 6 weeks, I find that doubtful.

more likely an attemp by the establishment to put off a lawful protest.
Agreed. Carrying a fifth of 151 rum is like carrying a molotov cocktail.......... but there's no law against it, and there's none against having a generator either.

The ACLU needs to get involved in this. Whether you agree with them or not, this is a clear violation of rights.
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