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May 02 2012

Occucommies Seize Berkeley Farm

The revolutionary chaos Occucommies promised for May Day fizzled yesterday, but they did make the most of Earth Day last week by seizing control of a farm and transforming it into a farm. Zombie reports:

Before the Occupation, the Gill Tract was an agricultural research farm where twenty-somethings getting their PhDs would work the fields to grow crops, as they researched biology or how to raise better, healthier plants. But now, after this incredible revolution by Occupy, the Gill Tract has been utterly transformed into a farm where twenty-somethings work the fields to grow crops. The only difference is that before, the farm served a scientific function to improve society, and was managed by experts and hard-working students doing meaningful research; but now, it’s run by a bunch of smug amateurs and dropouts who plant store-bought seedlings in the middle of what once was a controlled research environment. Meet the new farm — same as the old farm, except worse.

The purpose of occupying Gill Tract was to provide nourishment to the local community and of course to smash capitalism by violating the property rights that form the skeleton of every free society. Even in Berkeley, not everyone is happy about it.

The scientists themselves are for the most part royally pissed off at the Occupiers and some may have years of work ruined by the Occupiers’ juvenile prank.

Researchers need access to their land immediately or they will miss the spring planting season, in addition to the long-term projects that have already been destroyed, just so spoiled trustafarians can fantasize that they are laboring on one of Stalin’s collective farms. Apparently having the police drag these sociopathic vermin off to cages where they belong is not an option in Berkeley.

At least the pathetic attempt of these useless hippies to farm was good for some laughs, as Zombie documents. Here’s an Occucommie collective farmer hard at work as he fearlessly resists conventional notions of how to spell:

occucommie-farmer

At least they came up with a scary scarecrow:

occupy-scarecrow

Wait a minute … check out the bug-out eyes, the trendoid dork glasses, the carp-like lips …

occupy-scarecrow

That’s no scarecrow, it’s Janeane Garofalo!

On tips from Z, Nathaniel M, J, Smorfia48, and AC.

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  • whotothewhat

    Typical Marxist tools. Instead of pooling resources to buy a acre of land or have some 1% Mike Moore type donate to the lost cause, they hijack land and ruin it for anyone else that would have benefited including some of the disenfranchised these A@#holes claim to represent..The next civil war can not come soon enough.

  • Ummah Gummah

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    Looks like a dead ringer for Nancy pelousy!

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  • Joe

    “trendoid dork glasses” That’s too funny. I always called them “smart glasses” because the people that wear them are trying to look smart. It never works, but they’re not smart enough to figure that out.

  • SR

    I remember field trips to the Gill Tract as a school kid. Commie bastards have to ruin everything!

  • http://www.commieblaster.com occupymyballz

    we have come “TOO” far. what a moron.

  • Nathaniel M

    Freaking classic what a Gil scientist says; “I know, from talking to a lot of people, that science means something scary, corporate and alienating, but that has nothing to do with what we do. Our work is paid for by you through your tax dollars (mostly through the National Science Foundation and the USDA), and the results of our research are available to everyone. As long as these occupiers sit on our field, we can’t teach or make new discoveries, and that doesn’t seem right to me.

  • AC

    Collectivized agriculture was such a smashing success the last time it was tried.

    /sarc

  • AC

    This is yet another phenomenon which is absent from states such as Florida and Texas.

    I guess we can only hope that a cell of Occucommies decides to mess with Texas by seizing a ranch. At least then we’ll be rid of their Marxist stupidity.

  • KHarn

    “AC says:May 2, 2012 at 11:55 am”

    Hurricane Andrew taught us a lot about looters, AC.

    These are commie LAO’s people: the mindless troublemakers who don’t know how to build for their cause, only take. This is a small taste of what happened in “Zimbabwe”.

  • Sam Adams

    “That’s no scarecrow, it’s Janeane Garofalo!”

    Ms. Pelosi; this is the doctor’s office calling. You are two weeks late for your Botox injections. Please call us.

  • Sam Adams

    Here’s another note to the Occupy Folks…there are tens of thousands of acres in California’s Central Valley that are available for cultivation. All you need to do is convince the government to give you the water that your crops will need. The Central Valley, until a couple of years ago, supplied more than 25% of the fresh fruits and vegetables that the US needs. Now, it’s close to 0%, and it is caused entirely by “the man.”

    Why not get on that cause?

  • Mickey Shea

    Heh heh…they figured playing enough “Farmville” on their
    shitty Facebook pages gives them the right to take over this farm for real…adult toddlers

  • chuck in st paul

    Mickey Shea, you are oh so correct. This entire occupoop nonsense is mere infantilism. The concept that taking four or five years of queer theater or history of ancient Eastern Europe will then grant you a six figure job is both ignorant and self deluded, just like these PlayStation farmers.

    You can pretty much guess that none of these butt biscuits grew up on a farm or ranch. Neither did their teachers of professors.

  • Clingtomyguns

    Seeing that Charlie Manson used to live on the Spahn ranch full of hippies, if they don’t want the police involved, maybe the Berkley scientists can petition to have one of the Occupiers kindred souls like Uncle Charlie paroled to come run Gil Tract and stir up a little Helter Skelter in the Occucommie ranks. Problem solved.

  • Mickey Shea

    Chuck: yeah they blew a fortune to get a master’s degree in Deconstructing French Existentialism or some such nonsense. Now it’s tantrum time. And while they’re acting up,chanting “mic check”, they’re waving their goddam
    iPhones in the air recording everything in sight.
    Yup, toddlers with toys…

  • jerrytombs

    Back home on the farm Dad said dont get in the hay cause sometimes rattle snakes get it……

  • Pro Con

    WTS? Is this ZIMBABWE????

  • JamesJ

    If Obama had a son,..Oh never mind

  • Gunny G

    These f-ing morons probably used hybrid seeds instead of heirloom seeds.

    I wish some Occutards would try to occupy my land, I could use some new grizzly bait.

  • hiram

    Now, what I’d really love to see is:

    a) how much did this land produce last year (even as a research farm)? How much could a comparable acreage of land be expected to produce were it run by *actual professional farmers*?

    and
    b) a year from now, how much will these bogus bolsheviks manage to get out of the ground here? Assuming they stay long enough to harvest once they figure out there’s actual work involved?

    This is one of those things begging to be tracked for a “call back” come harvest time, you know? We need to keep an eye on it; the results should be predictably hilarious.

  • Jester

    Maoist agricultural policies? How could that possibly go wrong?

  • artfldgr

    we have come too far, we wont turn around

    Honecker – [Vorwärts immer, rückwärts nimmer]
    “Always forwards, never backwards.” (1980s)

    As pointed out in the other post and linking to Vpered also..

  • artfldgr

    hiram

    how much did this land produce last year (even as a research farm)?

    not relevent in a research farm as the output is not the only target that such things shoot for. they may breed low quantity plants with high resistance for mating with high quantity plants to derive crosses that are high quantity, and high resistance. so the point is the information and so forth, not quantity.

    How much could a comparable acreage of land be expected to produce were it run by *actual professional farmers*?

    that would depend on what you decided to plant, what kinds of things you were willing to do to maximize output, and whether where they are and weather patterns would allow (or artificial means).

    here is one of many many resources for you to find that can give you interesting general data

    http://www2.econ.iastate.edu/outreach/agriculture/periodicals/chartbook/Chartbook2/Tables/Table10.pdf

    you may notice that in the 1960s, the yeild per acre in the US averages around 50-70 bushels of corn..
    and in 2009 its about 160 bushels per acre

    so today compared to yesterday, you can use 1/3 land for the same amount, or produce three times more int he same space used in the 60s.

    i know that is not exactly what you wanted, but i hope it is good enough.

    a year from now, how much will these bogus bolsheviks manage to get out of the ground here?

    while no one could actually say, lets just shoot for realism without being nasty at them. just a good answer

    http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/lawn_garden/home_gardening/vegetables/Expected+Vegetable+Garden+Yields.htm

    i go to a place that gives averages for home gardens since that is the style that was reported. store seed, planted like they learned in kindergarten as the indians of the pilgrims day taught them (sans the fish in the hole, its an animal dont ya know) :)

    Corn 120 ears

    a bushel holds about 50 ears of corn.
    so being generous, they would yield about 3 bushels per acre.

    Assuming they stay long enough to harvest once they figure out there’s actual work involved?

    i am assuming that was a condition on the last question, not a question in and of itself. ok?

  • SpideyTerry

    “That’s no scarecrow, it’s Janeane Garofalo!”

    Too attractive and intelligent to be Garofalo.

  • artfldgr

    have to make a correction..
    the garden total is wrong, its for 100 ft row
    and an acre could hold 22,000 plants way more than what 100 feet can hold. sorry i didnt put this earlier i had to go to dinner with the wife :)

    dont have time but it can be worked out using this
    http://www.clover.okstate.edu/fourh/aitc/lessons/upper/cornmath.pdf

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    How much could a comparable acreage of land be expected to produce were it run by *actual professional farmers*?
    Hiram
    I believe you may have inadvertently found the answer
    They don’t care.
    They now have control over that particular plot of land, and it’s potential productivity.
    Just as they do the Central Valley.
    In fact, the less available food, the easier to control the populous.
    The term I refer to is “stomach socialism”

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    artfldgr
    It appears the purpose of this plot is to teach the process of hybridization, the Mendel theory ect.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendelian_inheritance
    This is the foundation of today’s high producing, drought and disease resistant crops
    It is why society prospers (a fine dinner with your wife), rather than starves in brutal, medieval fashion.
    These occutards are simply the modern day version of barbarians, destroyers of civilization, who have been plaguing mankind and burning his crops for centuries.

  • Sam Adams

    hiram says:
    May 2, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Now, what I’d really love to see is:

    a) how much did this land produce last year (even as a research farm)? How much could a comparable acreage of land be expected to produce were it run by *actual professional farmers*?

    and
    b) a year from now, how much will these bogus bolsheviks manage to get out of the ground here? Assuming they stay long enough to harvest once they figure out there’s actual work involved?
    ________________

    Famine has been a part of every political system….except for capitalism. Only capitalists care about the actual yield per acre; communists don’t care if the trucks show up on time to take the produce to market. Almost half of all the food raised in the Soviet Union was on small private plots that farmers were allowed to use to grow and sell at a profit.

    BTW, the early settlers to America tried communal farming. After a couple of years of starving, everyone got their own plot of land. After that, people had enough food.

  • Sam Adams

    artfldgr says:

    And then there is the man who ‘defused the population bomb.”

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203917304574411382676924044.html

    Norman Borlaug arguably the greatest American of the 20th century died late Saturday after 95 richly accomplished years. The very personification of human goodness, Borlaug saved more lives than anyone who has ever lived. He was America’s Albert Schweitzer: a brilliant man who forsook privilege and riches in order to help the dispossessed of distant lands….

    In 1999, the Atlantic Monthly estimated that Borlaug’s efforts combined with those of the many developing-world agriculture-extension agents he trained and the crop-research facilities he founded in poor nations saved the lives of one billion human beings…..

    Green Revolution techniques caused both reliable harvests, and spectacular output. From the Civil War through the Dust Bowl, the typical American farm produced about 24 bushels of corn per acre; by 2006, the figure was about 155 bushels per acre….
    __________

    Just a nod to an almost unknown man who decided to make a difference, and in the process literally changed the world.

  • Duke

    Does this guy realize his shirt is spelled wrong?

    “We’ve come to far….”

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