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Occupy Wall Street: Protester's Paradise [Pics]

Squalor, disease, malnutrition, lack of medical care and other things that we couldn't find.

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Our first impression when we surveyed the grim scene at Zuccotti Park, where Occupy Wall Street protesters have set up a home base, was that it wasn't very grim at all. Crowded, definitely, but more of a hippie commune than a tiny slice of Mumbai in Lower Manhattan. Not to mention, now a bigger tourist draw than the Wall Street Bull.
 

Sorry, Bull.

We even got a D-list celebrity sighting in the form of Jon Foster from the CBS sitcom Accidentally on Purpose.

But it was the propaganda, prayer circles and on-site food and health care that got us really concerned. Surely these folks were reading socialist texts, puffing ganja, eating rat- and maggot-infested crusts of bread and being poked with used, rusty syringes by someone who got their medical qualifications on the Internet.

So, out of concern for a budding public health crisis, we walked seven blocks to document the despair. View at your own risk...
 

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