Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Ewww. It's Worse Than We Thought...
"Occupy Wall Street protesters are flocking to nearby health clinics for STD and HIV testing after getting their freak on in ’60s-style hookups with crusty strangers, sources told The Post yesterday.
“Last week was free love,” said a medical professional at a clinic located a short walk from Zuccotti Park, referring to the number of people who organizers have referred for sexually transmitted disease testing.
A volunteer at the park admitted concern among protesters about STDs.
“We give directions to clinics if people ask for information regarding STDs,” said the volunteer, who identified himself only as “Captain” and added that pregnancy tests are also a hot item.
“Like anything else, it happens. People ask, and we do the best we can for them.”
Volunteers at the medical tent hand out cash, usually $15 or $20, so the randy radicals can visit clinics that cater to a low-income clientele, the source said." (source)
As I've said before, I understand the frustration that is prompting these protests. What I don't understand is why they are on Wall Street and not on Pennsylvania Avenue --and what they hope these protests will accomplish and how will they know when to stop...?
Are they protesting the $13 million in bonuses that Fannie & Freddie execs got? As in Fannie & Freddie that were much more responsible for the mess we're in than Wall Street Execs...
Or are they protesting Occupy Oakland that is forcing small businesses to close and lose desperately needed revenue?