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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:01 PM
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Occupy Houston endures the mosquitos, no-clapping rules and a slow-flow water fountain
http://houston.culturemap.com/newsdetail/10-27-11-occup... /

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At the urging of Houston City Council Member Jolanda Jones, Occupy Houston protestors have begun to actively participate in local politics by attending Houston City Council meetings.

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Council Member Jones wondered if there wasn't a provision that would allow protestors to set up said tents: "Is there not a mechanism. . . whereby people can come. . . and ask for variances or something? . . . I would imagine that attack by mosquitoes might qualify as 'inclement.' "

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Matthew Sullivan implored the city to give downtown Houston greater access to potable water: "This slow flow of water is currently Occupy Houston's main water supply. . . I . . . request a water spigot, serving clean drinking water so that we do not have to spend valuable time holding down the button and holding on the hose to fill our containers."

Council Member Melissa Noriega: "Really, water is not an unreasonable request."

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As I type this, I am scratching a monster of a mosquito bite on my ankle. They aren't kidding about the mosquitoes being inclement...

And kudos to those council members standing up for the occupiers. It's been a pretty good (steady size) turnout.
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TheMadMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:41 PM
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1. Request for a designated keyholder to sign for a tap (faucet) key.
You could buy one, but they could then do you for theft of the water.
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