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   The Bread of Life Mission told not to feed the homeless in Seattle city parks. Let them pick-up trash, clean the city for their meals

19 Jan 2013 05:25 PM   |   4357 clicks   |   My Northwest
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gopher321    [TotalFark]  
Yay slavery!

19 Jan 2013 01:49 PM
FloydA    [TotalFark]  
FTA:City officials say the restriction is nothing new, and that Bread of Life simply operated in the park for three years without being caught or reported.

Yep, they've been doing this for three years without any sort of problems, right next door to the Sheriff's office and the courthouse, where there are always cops, so if anything was going wrong, it would have been noticed.

I'd like to offer a big, hearty, steaming bowl of Fark You, with a side of KITBASH to the city officials who did this.  People are hungry, and other people want to feed them.  Stopping this solves absolutely zero problems and creates new ones that we don't need.

19 Jan 2013 02:23 PM
LordOfThePings     
"By requiring that all food be served at the site, Takami said the city can control the nutritional value of what the homeless eat"

WTF?

19 Jan 2013 03:04 PM
NewportBarGuy    [TotalFark]  
Grind up the homeless and feed them to the elderly. Wait... I think I'm doing that wrong?

19 Jan 2013 03:39 PM
I_Am_Weasel    [TotalFark]  
"This has happened in the past where there are a lot of meals served in a short period of time on the same day," he said. "It's a little chaotic and it can also lead to wasted food."

Damned hungry people, always wasting food.

19 Jan 2013 04:20 PM
vartian    [TotalFark]  
Takami said those wishing to feed the homeless need to coordinate with the Operation: Sack Lunch program, which serves up to 300 people a day at the city's outdoor meal site, located under the I-5 bridge at 6th Avenue and Columbia Street.

Wikipedia: Estimates of Seattle's homeless population put the number somewhere around 6,000 to 8,000 people; up to 1,000 are children and young adults.


Clearly the city has this problem well in hand.

19 Jan 2013 04:46 PM
KarmicDisaster    [TotalFark]  
Is it OK if they eat cake?

19 Jan 2013 05:04 PM
AgentKGB     
Are there no prisons? And the union workhouses - are they still in operation?

19 Jan 2013 05:29 PM
majestic     
It's because the homeless are like cats.

19 Jan 2013 05:29 PM
whidbey     
Wow. Seattle really is turning into NY, jr.

I've been staving off the inevitable acknowledgment for some time now.

19 Jan 2013 05:30 PM
SpdrJay     
I think shaming homeless people and using them for slave labor is much nicer than killing them for sport, but both are probably really bad ideas.

19 Jan 2013 05:30 PM
jehovahs witness protection     
People have to EARN things?
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!

19 Jan 2013 05:31 PM
FormlessOne     

FloydA: I'd like to offer a big, hearty, steaming bowl of Fark You, with a side of KITBASH to the city officials who did this.


This, basically. The real reason is that they're out of sight of the tourists and "real" people when they're served under a friggin' overpass, in a fenced-in area, like they're subhumans.

Goodness forbid the rich have to gaze upon the starving poor.

19 Jan 2013 05:31 PM
AgentKGB     

SpdrJay: I think shaming homeless people and using them for slave labor is much nicer than killing them for sport, but both are probably really bad ideas.


What if they tag them and study their migration patterns?

19 Jan 2013 05:32 PM
Gdalescrboz     

gopher321: Yay slavery!


So now we are calling work slavery.

19 Jan 2013 05:33 PM
Gotfire     
I saw that a homeless guy shiat in the stairwell of the monorail station across the street from the Weston.

19 Jan 2013 05:33 PM
FormlessOne     

whidbey: Wow. Seattle really is turning into NY, jr.

I've been staving off the inevitable acknowledgment for some time now.


It's actually a bit different, having lived in both places - Seattle's government has swing to the right a bit after WTO, when they realized the rabble could provide a significant rousing. There's a reason the Justice Department's watching the SPD like a hawk.

19 Jan 2013 05:33 PM
ClavellBCMI    [TotalFark]  
Methinks the city of Seattle is just angry that the mission is cutting into their federal money for feeding the homeless (the more homeless the city itself feeds, the more federal money they get for doing so).

19 Jan 2013 05:33 PM
whidbey     

Gdalescrboz: gopher321: Yay slavery!

So now we are calling work slavery.


If it's an actual job where a paycheck is involved agreed, it isn't. If it's Nazi Calvinist bullshiat as described in TFA, there's little difference.

19 Jan 2013 05:34 PM
FormlessOne     

FormlessOne: Seattle's government has swing swung to the right


FTFM. It's actually more than "a bit", too, but that'd reveal far too much of my bias against the slow creep of fascism into the Puget Sound area, probably from over the mountains to the west.

19 Jan 2013 05:34 PM
Mock26     
Kill two birds with one stone, serve them Soylent Green.

19 Jan 2013 05:35 PM
duffblue     

gopher321: Yay slavery!


So are you trolling or retarded?

19 Jan 2013 05:35 PM
whidbey     

FormlessOne: whidbey: Wow. Seattle really is turning into NY, jr.

I've been staving off the inevitable acknowledgment for some time now.

It's actually a bit different, having lived in both places - Seattle's government has swing to the right a bit after WTO, when they realized the rabble could provide a significant rousing. There's a reason the Justice Department's watching the SPD like a hawk.


I thought it was because the SPD has a tendency to shoot unarmed people of color.

Otherwise, agreed. When I moved to Seattle, it was a much more laidback artist/musician friendly community. Now if you don't have some sort of sexy job, you're farked, basically.

19 Jan 2013 05:36 PM
yingtong     
This got flagged 'interesting', not 'stupid', 'FAIL', or 'asinine'?

Oh right.. Seattle is in a blue state.

19 Jan 2013 05:37 PM
A Terrible Human     

whidbey: Gdalescrboz: gopher321: Yay slavery!

So now we are calling work slavery.

If it's an actual job where a paycheck is involved agreed, it isn't. If it's Nazi Calvinist bullshiat as described in TFA, there's little difference.


No,no don't you understand that the poor deserve nothing more since if they had just pulled their bootstraps a little tighter they wouldn't be homeless. They should be grateful to be used as unpaid labor! This is what fine Libertarians such as Glenn Beck,RON PAUL!!1! and myself believe.
/I still love that in the end Ayn Rand ended up on medicare.

19 Jan 2013 05:38 PM
5monkeys    [TotalFark]  

LordOfThePings: "By requiring that all food be served at the site, Takami said the city can control the nutritional value of what the homeless eat"

WTF?


That was my thought. Choices are: a) eat what we say is balanced whenever we get around to funding that or b) starve.

19 Jan 2013 05:39 PM
jehovahs witness protection     

duffblue: gopher321: Yay slavery!

So are you trolling or retarded?


Yes

19 Jan 2013 05:40 PM
whidbey     

yingtong: This got flagged 'interesting', not 'stupid', 'FAIL', or 'asinine'?

Oh right.. Seattle is in a blue state.


Actually, most of the state is full of right-wing rednecks outside the cities, but you knew that, didn't you?

19 Jan 2013 05:41 PM
AgentKGB     

5monkeys: LordOfThePings: "By requiring that all food be served at the site, Takami said the city can control the nutritional value of what the homeless eat"

WTF?

That was my thought. Choices are: a) eat what we say is balanced whenever we get around to funding that or b) starve.


Watch it be that prison nutriloaf stuff. (potentially nsfw language)

19 Jan 2013 05:41 PM
Kriggerel     
Don't feed the animals.

19 Jan 2013 05:41 PM
Gdalescrboz     

whidbey: Gdalescrboz: gopher321: Yay slavery!

So now we are calling work slavery.

If it's an actual job where a paycheck is involved agreed, it isn't. If it's Nazi Calvinist bullshiat as described in TFA, there's little difference.


Working to get food/water is nazi Calvinist bullshiat? America was founded by people putting in work from dawn till dusk just to provide food/water for their family. Your logic is what is wrong with America, for some reason people think they are entitled to more than they are for simply existing. I'm sorry, but walking around in the street picking up trash for 15min does not get you a paycheck. Food and water is actually pretty generous

19 Jan 2013 05:42 PM
FormlessOne     

whidbey: FormlessOne: whidbey: Wow. Seattle really is turning into NY, jr.

I've been staving off the inevitable acknowledgment for some time now.

It's actually a bit different, having lived in both places - Seattle's government has swing to the right a bit after WTO, when they realized the rabble could provide a significant rousing. There's a reason the Justice Department's watching the SPD like a hawk.

I thought it was because the SPD has a tendency to shoot unarmed people of color.

Otherwise, agreed. When I moved to Seattle, it was a much more laidback artist/musician friendly community. Now if you don't have some sort of sexy job, you're farked, basically.


We're on the same page - I was referring to the SPD's fascist tendencies, as well. Cops who believe 4 seconds is plenty of time for a half-deaf person to realize that someone's yelling, that someone's yelling at them, and that someone's yelling at them with a gun, behind them. Probably took longer to read this sentence it did for the SPD to see, yell at, and then shoot that poor bastard.

As for the "sexy job" bit, agree entirely - business is moving away from Seattle and towards the east side. Seattle's trying to attract the rich again, after the dot-com implosion and resulting exodus, and so the undesirables must be kept out of sight. Meanwhile, the folks in eastern Washington are slowly creeping over the mountains to the more lucrative and opportunistic western side of the state, bringing along with them the less hospitable culture from that part of the state. It's interesting to watch, like Fairfield County in Connecticut (or, as we liked to call it, "Manhattan's bedroom community.")

19 Jan 2013 05:43 PM
whidbey     

Gdalescrboz: whidbey: Gdalescrboz: gopher321: Yay slavery!

So now we are calling work slavery.

If it's an actual job where a paycheck is involved agreed, it isn't. If it's Nazi Calvinist bullshiat as described in TFA, there's little difference.

Working to get food/water is nazi Calvinist bullshiat? America was founded by people putting in work from dawn till dusk just to provide food/water for their family. Your logic is what is wrong with America, for some reason people think they are entitled to more than they are for simply existing. I'm sorry, but walking around in the street picking up trash for 15min does not get you a paycheck. Food and water is actually pretty generous


Then I'm sure you would have no problem with giving the people in question an actual job, complete with benefits and decent wages. I'm guessing no, that concept probably makes you rage.

19 Jan 2013 05:44 PM
jehovahs witness protection     

Gdalescrboz: whidbey: Gdalescrboz: gopher321: Yay slavery!

So now we are calling work slavery.

If it's an actual job where a paycheck is involved agreed, it isn't. If it's Nazi Calvinist bullshiat as described in TFA, there's little difference.

Working to get food/water is nazi Calvinist bullshiat? America was founded by people putting in work from dawn till dusk just to provide food/water for their family. Your logic is what is wrong with America, for some reason people think they are entitled to more than they are for simply existing. I'm sorry, but walking around in the street picking up trash for 15min does not get you a paycheck. Food and water is actually pretty generous


You can't reason with these people.

19 Jan 2013 05:44 PM
whidbey     

jehovahs witness protection: You can't reason with these people.


Tired of posting near the top of a thread and then running out before everyone flames you? What gives?

19 Jan 2013 05:46 PM
jehovahs witness protection     

whidbey: jehovahs witness protection: You can't reason with these people.

Tired of posting near the top of a thread and then running out before everyone flames you? What gives?


WWWW...the siwwy wiberal got him's fewings all hurt.

19 Jan 2013 05:47 PM
Allen. The end.     

whidbey: FormlessOne: whidbey: Wow. Seattle really is turning into NY, jr.

I've been staving off the inevitable acknowledgment for some time now.

It's actually a bit different, having lived in both places - Seattle's government has swing to the right a bit after WTO, when they realized the rabble could provide a significant rousing. There's a reason the Justice Department's watching the SPD like a hawk.

I thought it was because the SPD has a tendency to shoot unarmed people of color.

Otherwise, agreed. When I moved to Seattle, it was a much more laidback artist/musician friendly community. Now if you don't have some sort of sexy job, you're farked, basically.


If by sexy you mean 'moneyed', then yeah...Hell, even Portland was less expensive than Seattle, and had almost all the benefits...I miss the train...and the food. And I lived across from Club Z - the only homeless who ever bothered me were the meth heads. And trust me. there are a TON of just plain crazy/mentally ill/unable to care for themselves people in Seattle...kinda sad, actually.

19 Jan 2013 05:49 PM
whidbey     

jehovahs witness protection: WWWW...the siwwy wiberal got him's fewings all hurt.


Elmer Fudd is so last generation, dude. You probably would have voted Nixon.

19 Jan 2013 05:50 PM
jehovahs witness protection     

whidbey: jehovahs witness protection: You can't reason with these people.

Tired of posting near the top of a thread and then running out before everyone flames you? What gives?


Why don't you back up your position and give some of these people a place to live at your house?

19 Jan 2013 05:50 PM
MorePeasPlease     
I like to burn food in front of the homeless.
It's kind of expensive, but I panhandle to supplement the cost.

19 Jan 2013 05:50 PM
Allen. The end.     

yingtong: This got flagged 'interesting', not 'stupid', 'FAIL', or 'asinine'?

Oh right.. Seattle is in a blue state.


No, its a blue city. The state is pretty red; it's mostly agricultural...

19 Jan 2013 05:50 PM
Allen. The end.     

jehovahs witness protection: whidbey: jehovahs witness protection: You can't reason with these people.

Tired of posting near the top of a thread and then running out before everyone flames you? What gives?

WWWW...the siwwy wiberal got him's fewings all hurt.


Jesus dude, that was stupid.

19 Jan 2013 05:52 PM
whidbey     

Allen. The end.: And trust me. there are a TON of just plain crazy/mentally ill/unable to care for themselves people in Seattle...kinda sad, actuall


Courtesy of the Reagan Era policies. Yeah, all anyone needs to do is just take the bus downtown and watch the people milling about on the sidewalk past Marion. It's a total dichotomy.

19 Jan 2013 05:52 PM
jehovahs witness protection     

Allen. The end.: jehovahs witness protection: whidbey: jehovahs witness protection: You can't reason with these people.

Tired of posting near the top of a thread and then running out before everyone flames you? What gives?

WWWW...the siwwy wiberal got him's fewings all hurt.

Jesus dude, that was stupid.


I like you too.
/kisses

19 Jan 2013 05:53 PM
whidbey     

jehovahs witness protection: whidbey: jehovahs witness protection: You can't reason with these people.

Tired of posting near the top of a thread and then running out before everyone flames you? What gives?

Why don't you back up your position and give some of these people a place to live at your house?


You can't "back up" an indefensible position. Clearly, your shortcoming is the inability to have any sort of compassion for people less fortunate than you. There's a word for that: Republican.

19 Jan 2013 05:54 PM
AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe     

whidbey: Gdalescrboz: whidbey: Gdalescrboz: gopher321: Yay slavery!

So now we are calling work slavery.

If it's an actual job where a paycheck is involved agreed, it isn't. If it's Nazi Calvinist bullshiat as described in TFA, there's little difference.

Working to get food/water is nazi Calvinist bullshiat? America was founded by people putting in work from dawn till dusk just to provide food/water for their family. Your logic is what is wrong with America, for some reason people think they are entitled to more than they are for simply existing. I'm sorry, but walking around in the street picking up trash for 15min does not get you a paycheck. Food and water is actually pretty generous

Then I'm sure you would have no problem with giving the people in question an actual job, complete with benefits and decent wages. I'm guessing no, that concept probably makes you rage.


Ya know how I know neither one of you read the article? I'll save you the trouble. There was no mention of homeless people having to pick up trash in exchange for food. Subby just threw that in, YHBT

/not subby

19 Jan 2013 05:54 PM
Fallout Boy     
...

The article says nothing about suggesting that the homeless clean the city for their food.

19 Jan 2013 05:55 PM
Fallout Boy     
Fark. Got beat to it.

19 Jan 2013 05:56 PM
jehovahs witness protection     

whidbey: jehovahs witness protection: whidbey: jehovahs witness protection: You can't reason with these people.

Tired of posting near the top of a thread and then running out before everyone flames you? What gives?

Why don't you back up your position and give some of these people a place to live at your house?

You can't "back up" an indefensible position. Clearly, your shortcoming is the inability to have any sort of compassion for people less fortunate than you. There's a word for that: Republican.


Now you're just trying to make me break up with Allen so we can run away together and live happily ever after.

19 Jan 2013 05:56 PM
Superjew     
Nobody's stopping anybody from feeding the homeless, they're just asking them to refrain from doing it on public property in the middle of a city park.

There are numerous health, safety and social service reasons for wanting the mission to serve their food in more appropriate and sanitary locations, instead of in the middle of a public square, especially now that the homeless population has soared to the extent that their use of this public space crowds out everyone else when it occurs.

I'm surprised at the over-reactions here on Fa..., oh wait, no I'm not.

Carry on.

19 Jan 2013 05:57 PM
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