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  1. 27 Feb '10 22:34 / 1 edit
    Apparently the city of MIami is considering banning people from giving food to the homeless in the city. They say it is in an effort to reduce litter and ensure people are only fed "good" food.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/02/26/miami-officials-consider-proposal-restrict-feeding-homeless/?test=latestnews

    Of course, if one were to undergo "training" in feeding the homeless, they would be allowed to do so.

    It would not surprise me if one day all privately run charities are banned in favor of only government sponsered welfare.
  2. 27 Feb '10 23:11 / 1 edit
    The city wants to require groups that are involved with giving food to the homeless to have some form of training to insure they don't serve spoiled food, leave trash after their free lunch brigade leaves, etc.

    Claiming they want to ban feeding the homeless is misleading. Homeless advocacy groups are in support of the measure so there's no need to start wringing your hands you'll still get your free food.
  3. 27 Feb '10 23:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    Apparently the city of MIami is considering banning people from giving food to the homeless in the city. They say it is in an effort to reduce litter and ensure people are only fed "good" food.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/02/26/miami-officials-consider-proposal-restrict-feeding-homeless/?test=latestnews

    Of course, if one were to undergo "train ne day all privately run charities are banned in favor of only government sponsered welfare.
    These are the same reasons you see when they ban you from feeding ducks and geese in the park. Perhaps Miami considers the homeless to be at the same level as waterfowl?
  4. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    27 Feb '10 23:44
    Originally posted by whodey

    It would not surprise me if one day all privately run charities are banned in favor of only government sponsered welfare.
    Hopefully. That's why I pay taxes.
  5. Standard member spruce112358
    Democracy Advocate
    28 Feb '10 03:02
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    These are the same reasons you see when they ban you from feeding ducks and geese in the park. Perhaps Miami considers the homeless to be at the same level as waterfowl?
    ...but the main reason is not to attract MORE waterfowl. Or homeless.
  6. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    28 Feb '10 06:20
    Originally posted by whodey
    Apparently the city of MIami is considering banning people from giving food to the homeless in the city. They say it is in an effort to reduce litter and ensure people are only fed "good" food.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/02/26/miami-officials-consider-proposal-restrict-feeding-homeless/?test=latestnews

    Of course, if one were to undergo "train ...[text shortened]... ne day all privately run charities are banned in favor of only government sponsered welfare.
    Isn't Florida a GOP state?
  7. 01 Mar '10 12:06
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Isn't Florida a GOP state?
    Yea, crazy, huh?
  8. 01 Mar '10 12:07 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    Hopefully. That's why I pay taxes.
    So you have no problem having statists come in and baning private charities?
  9. 02 Mar '10 08:35
    You're telling me they won't reduce their carbon emissions by any serious international standard, but now they care so much about the environment that they're concerning themselves with the litter of homeless people?

    And they don't trust the citizens to give them unspoiled food?

    How is a fat politician in a position to tell a homeless person what they should and shouldn't eat?

    This seems like a shameful disgrace.
  10. 02 Mar '10 11:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by The Dude 84
    You're telling me they won't reduce their carbon emissions by any serious international standard, but now they care so much about the environment that they're concerning themselves with the litter of homeless people?

    And they don't trust the citizens to give them unspoiled food?

    How is a fat politician in a position to tell a homeless person what they should and shouldn't eat?

    This seems like a shameful disgrace.
    I can't wait to see how the statist penalize those who do give food to the homeless who are not "authroized" to do so. It seems to me it should be like doing CPR.
    Good Samaritan laws allow pretty much anyone to attempt saving those who need saved without worry of being sued.
  11. 02 Mar '10 13:35
    Originally posted by whodey
    I can't wait to see how the statist penalize those who do give food to the homeless who are not "authroized" to do so. It seems to me it should be like doing CPR.
    Good Samaritan laws allow pretty much anyone to attempt saving those who need saved without worry of being sued.
    Why not give credit to those statists who came up with the Good Samaritan laws?
  12. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    02 Mar '10 14:14
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    The city wants to require groups that are involved with giving food to the homeless to have some form of training to insure they don't serve spoiled food, leave trash after their free lunch brigade leaves, etc.

    Claiming they want to ban feeding the homeless is misleading. Homeless advocacy groups are in support of the measure so there's no need to start wringing your hands you'll still get your free food.
    Sounds like a perfectly reasonable regulation to me.
  13. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    02 Mar '10 14:18
    Originally posted by whodey
    So you have no problem having statists come in and baning private charities?
    I think all charities should quit. And preferably sooner than later.

    Their existence takes the responsibility away from government.
  14. 02 Mar '10 18:07
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    I think all charities should quit. And preferably sooner than later.

    Their existence takes the responsibility away from government.
    If I had to depend on the government in Toronto for food I'd be dead.

    Organizations whose sole purpose is to feed hungry people can do that better than an organization whose purpose is to convince the population that they're feeding hungry people.
  15. 02 Mar '10 19:17
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    The city wants to require groups that are involved with giving food to the homeless to have some form of training to insure they don't serve spoiled food, leave trash after their free lunch brigade leaves, etc.

    Claiming they want to ban feeding the homeless is misleading. Homeless advocacy groups are in support of the measure so there's no need to start wringing your hands you'll still get your free food.
    they don't already get that?

    food lines around here have been shut down (maybe temporarily) for violating the food safety laws and failing health inspections, e.g., for not having the required number of sinks for washing dishes.