Rainbow People forced to move from Oc...

Rainbow People forced to move from Ocala National Forest

There are 59 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Feb 19, 2008, titled Rainbow People forced to move from Ocala National Forest. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Dirty Momma just wants to protect the land. That's why the 31-year-old Florida woman, known outside Rainbow gatherings as April Hendry, didn't resist the U.S. Forest Service's effort to force her and hundreds ...

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ntheno

Lady Lake, FL

#23 Feb 21, 2008
ONF Lover wrote:
I see no reason why ATV'ers should have been compared to Rainbow People in this article, other than a possible agenda the author has with ATV operators.
The writers certainly have an agenda, but they pretty much write what Heather Callahan and Rick Lint spoon feed them.
FED UP

United States

#24 Feb 21, 2008
I've had to deal with the Rainbows & the Drainbows for the past few years.Their not all bad people, but most, steal,break in to area homes, they vandalize many local business's.I've witnessed them urinating in the dryers at the laundrymat. In public. Steal gas.etc.
Some have their children with them.No shoes or coats. They beg for food, or dumpster hunt. When they leave the area, the local's are very releived they've made it another year. Yes, their probably harrassed. But, we're fed up with having to pay for extra security for our stores, parks, homes. The Forestry has help that comes from other states. If they were all peace, love and happiness, why all the theft, the rainbows smell so bad the employees at the local store have to have freshener spray at every register. Anyone who thinks we don't have a right to want these people gone, should come to Salt Springs and see for themselves!!!!!
Blah Blah Blah

Sorrento, FL

#25 Feb 21, 2008
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe because unlike the forest people, the ones at Daytona inject that city with millions of dollars. Some of which are used for clean up. Those Rainbow jerks only use and never give.
You are right on the money with your comment!

The "rainbow types" will tell you the baloney about peace, love and sharing!

In reality they are selfish takers! Thinking only of themselves!

The folks that attend Daytona are workers and yes they leave trash, but they pay high ticket prices that include the cost of cleaning up!

Just when do the rainbow folk clean things up or pay to have someone clean up?

THEY DON'T!

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#26 Feb 21, 2008
Blah Blah Blah wrote:
<quoted text>
You are right on the money with your comment!
The "rainbow types" will tell you the baloney about peace, love and sharing!
In reality they are selfish takers! Thinking only of themselves!
The folks that attend Daytona are workers and yes they leave trash, but they pay high ticket prices that include the cost of cleaning up!
Just when do the rainbow folk clean things up or pay to have someone clean up?
THEY DON'T!
All they are are Urban campers who want no responsibility or duty to their family or country. They are really no better than a fat tick in a dogs ear sucking blood. A parasite.
St Pete Rider

Saint Petersburg, FL

#27 Feb 21, 2008
lagoonwatcherfla wrote:
I can't see why they let all terain toys tear up our parks. I see very clearly why they went after the Hippi group $$$$$$$$$ the Gov't wants it and hippies aren't paying it.
If I can't ride a motorcycle in a national forest, then it isn't doing me any good. If you don't want me there, then let's pave it and paint it green. Then we could park trailers on it and ship up all the homeless from St Pete. I'm serious, and I vote. No motorcycles=no national forest.
yus

Miami, FL

#28 Feb 21, 2008
I jsut wanted to say that I think it is outragous what the police are doing there, I have went for the past 7 years, and this year I tried to go, and my car was searched, my stash was taken, and I got my self a $495 fine, I suggest that if you plan to go to the gathering in Fl this year, you go prepaired to be searched by cops and drug dogs, I plan to wait and attend one in another state. This country is no longer free and to think and act as if it is is only going to show ignorace. Love you all!! Hopefully we will all meet at home soon :D
yus

Miami, FL

#29 Feb 21, 2008
This will be my last comment. I have had the experience of being around the hippies in Ocala for the past 7 years. Those of you who call them selfish or insuinuate that they are no peace of are simply jealous that we work everyday and they don't. They are kind and helpfull people who would be glad to lend you a hand even after the things you've said about them. Maybe if people like you would learn to appetiate diffrence and welcome a change there wouldn't be all the violance and unhappiness in the world. There is no where you can go in Fl to enjoy your time without being harrassed by police.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#30 Feb 21, 2008
yus wrote:
This will be my last comment. I have had the experience of being around the hippies in Ocala for the past 7 years. Those of you who call them selfish or insuinuate that they are no peace of are simply jealous that we work everyday and they don't. They are kind and helpfull people who would be glad to lend you a hand even after the things you've said about them. Maybe if people like you would learn to appetiate diffrence and welcome a change there wouldn't be all the violance and unhappiness in the world. There is no where you can go in Fl to enjoy your time without being harrassed by police.
After trying to read your post I feel "harrassed". Did the Rainbow folks teach you to spell?
Cycles

Ocala, FL

#31 Feb 21, 2008
I had read an article about this on the Ocala feed and a lot of the people who were posting on that board stated that this group generally left the park in bad shape after they left - cut down trees, left garbage, etc.

But if they're not wanted there and the environment can't support them..then you would think that as environmentally conscious people they would respect the earth and move to a place better suited to their large group and it's needs.

Also you generally aren't harassed by police these days if you're not doing anything illegal. I personally abstain from doing illegal things all day long and manage to never encounter a cop. Wonder why...:-p
jay jay

Mims, FL

#32 Feb 22, 2008
The Lorax wrote:
Many are the people who will, at the top of their lungs, proclaim they're sheparding the environment, saving the environment, etc. Until it comes time to go poopy, bathe, or whatever, then they do whatever they want, with no care for the environment.
Just because one doesn't leave beer cans or sandwich wrappers in the woods doesn't mean that they aren't damaging them. One would think that they would understand that, but apparently not.
HEY! there is nothing more natural than taking a POOPY in the woods!
Victim

Lady Lake, FL

#33 Feb 22, 2008
It's not just the Rainbowers or the idiots on the ATV's that have destroyed the ocala forest. The continuous ongoing years of unchecked criminal activity has cost the law abiding thousands in damages and hundreds of thousands in losses when they have to flee their homes because the proper authorities DO NOT enforce any laws whatsoever! I would know! I've been shot, shot at, physically assaulted, repeatedly threatened, had my mail & id stolen, my pets murdered, etc... Decent folks have been literally fleeing after being shot, raped, attacked, stalked, assaulted, and the police don't arrest anyone. It's an extremely dangerous place to live, and very costly.
jay jay

Mims, FL

#34 Feb 22, 2008
Victim wrote:
It's not just the Rainbowers or the idiots on the ATV's that have destroyed the ocala forest. The continuous ongoing years of unchecked criminal activity has cost the law abiding thousands in damages and hundreds of thousands in losses when they have to flee their homes because the proper authorities DO NOT enforce any laws whatsoever! I would know! I've been shot, shot at, physically assaulted, repeatedly threatened, had my mail & id stolen, my pets murdered, etc... Decent folks have been literally fleeing after being shot, raped, attacked, stalked, assaulted, and the police don't arrest anyone. It's an extremely dangerous place to live, and very costly.
sounds like someone needs a hug...

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#35 Feb 22, 2008
Victim wrote:
It's not just the Rainbowers or the idiots on the ATV's that have destroyed the ocala forest. The continuous ongoing years of unchecked criminal activity has cost the law abiding thousands in damages and hundreds of thousands in losses when they have to flee their homes because the proper authorities DO NOT enforce any laws whatsoever! I would know! I've been shot, shot at, physically assaulted, repeatedly threatened, had my mail & id stolen, my pets murdered, etc... Decent folks have been literally fleeing after being shot, raped, attacked, stalked, assaulted, and the police don't arrest anyone. It's an extremely dangerous place to live, and very costly.
Time to buy a rifle. If you think those criminals with badges are there to protect and serve, well you have been mislead.
jessica

Bartow, FL

#36 Feb 23, 2008
those hippies should be doing something while they are out there .... picking up garbage weeding out plants that are taking killing over others and try to use eco friendly soap or just be a dirty hippie
local

Grand Island, FL

#37 Feb 23, 2008
Victim wrote:
It's not just the Rainbowers or the idiots on the ATV's that have destroyed the ocala forest. The continuous ongoing years of unchecked criminal activity has cost the law abiding thousands in damages and hundreds of thousands in losses when they have to flee their homes because the proper authorities DO NOT enforce any laws whatsoever! I would know! I've been shot, shot at, physically assaulted, repeatedly threatened, had my mail & id stolen, my pets murdered, etc... Decent folks have been literally fleeing after being shot, raped, attacked, stalked, assaulted, and the police don't arrest anyone. It's an extremely dangerous place to live, and very costly.
You local police in Mascott, groveeland and Lake county S.O. are the pits, busting crime is not important to them. They rather raise money writing lots of traffic tickets.
anonyomous

Tampa, FL

#38 Feb 25, 2008
you didnt mention that they came in with assault rifles to hand out some of those tickets.
Blah Blah Blah

Orlando, FL

#39 Feb 27, 2008
anonyomous wrote:
you didnt mention that they came in with assault rifles to hand out some of those tickets.
I could care less if they came in with Stealth Bombers!

As long as the free loaders got the old heav ho!
Blah Blah Blah

Orlando, FL

#40 Feb 27, 2008
The Orlando "Slantinel" is the first one to scream sensorship!

I guess I should have said the free loaders got toss out in stead of heav #$@.

You guys kill me.......
cheyennewarrior

Sarasota, FL

#41 Mar 26, 2008
Before she went CRAZY, Dirty Momma was my wife. Three years ago she went to the Rainbow Gathering in Ocala and dropped a mega dose of LSD. She came home 4 days later still tripping her brains out. We fought for the next two weeks, before she moved out.

She is a acid-head, brain-washed by-polar who believes that leaving 10 tons of human waste in Our National Forrest is protecting the environment--LOL. What an IDOIT she became!

The rainbow freaks are Not Hippies. They are a bunch of stinking, lying, thieving, low-life, hypocrites. Do us all a favor. If you see any of them, Run Them Over With A BIG TRUCK!
Jody Rainbow Warrior

Dover, NH

#42 Apr 4, 2008
Ditto Head wrote:
<quoted text>
Uhh ...you're about thirty years off. Flower power and hippies were in the 60's.
Flower power started in the 60's.And is still going strong (08).The flower is from the heart.The power is when we unite.Then we became one.Loven you.Peace

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