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  • 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.
  • "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?
  • Grind up the homeless and feed them to the elderly. Wait... I think I'm doing that wrong?
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • Are there no prisons? And the union workhouses - are they still in operation?
  • It's because the homeless are like cats.
  • Wow. Seattle really is turning into NY, jr.

    I've been staving off the inevitable acknowledgment for some time now.
  • 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.
  • People have to EARN things?
    THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • gopher321: Yay slavery!


    So now we are calling work slavery.
  • I saw that a homeless guy shiat in the stairwell of the monorail station across the street from the Weston.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kill two birds with one stone, serve them Soylent Green.
  • gopher321: Yay slavery!


    So are you trolling or retarded?
  • 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.
  • This got flagged 'interesting', not 'stupid', 'FAIL', or 'asinine'?

    Oh right.. Seattle is in a blue state.
  • 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.
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