View Poll Results: Anyone Feeding The Homeless Should Be A Crime

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Thread: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Food is available to any and all in America. The homeless man / woman you choose to hand food too refuses to accept
    societies gift because its either not where they want it, what they want or whatever strings might be attached to get it. To suggest
    they'd starve in this nation is ludicrous moronic and typical left wing zealously / extremism.

    Homeless people bring down communities, neighborhoods, and bring blight and decay for cities. Ask Detroit. If people
    would stop handing them food, money or whatever they'd go where the communities are providing the services needed
    for them. Its time to stop feeding the bears so they will stop crapping where they shouldn't.


    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Small problem: Humans are dependent on human food whether or not you feed them.

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Duh! That's what zoning and pretty much all business regulation is about.
    I think almost anyone would agree that they do not want a machine shop next door to their house, a strip club right across the street from their child's school or a toxic waste dump moving in right next to where their food is grown. It makes sense to zone where you can and can't aid the homeless.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Food is available to any and all in America. The homeless man / woman you choose to hand food too refuses to accept
    societies gift because its either not where they want it, what they want or whatever strings might be attached to get it. To suggest
    they'd starve in this nation is ludicrous moronic and typical left wing zealously / extremism.

    Homeless people bring down communities, neighborhoods, and bring blight and decay for cities. Ask Detroit. If people
    would stop handing them food, money or whatever they'd go where the communities are providing the services needed
    for them. Its time to stop feeding the bears so they will stop crapping where they shouldn't.
    I can only hope that you never discover how insensitive and silly this comment truly is.

    I'm sincere about that.

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    It's not about the dollar signs. No one is suggesting just giving the homeless hordes of money will help them. I'm talking about programs to help them solve the problems many of them have, which by the way, are often caused by the fact that help was inaccessible to them BEFORE they were homeless. It could be free if everyone just agreed to do it. But in large societies, it always involve planning and thus money.

    Right, it's cheaper to just try to starve them out, so that makes it inherently better.
    Take a look at countries that solve the problem your way. The only difference is that they are paying folks to stay off the street.

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    In part, very true. But this was part of the story as well, and it is the cruel part.

    How about that?
    Nobody's going to jail. And if you're asking me when we go on vacation or when I go shopping and there are hundreds of homeless people congregating around waiting to be fed, would I prefer not to have to wait until they all move or not to have to cover my nose because of the smell? Yes. Sorry.

    I've worked in food pantries and food kitchens. My kids all have had to do it at least twice a year as required by their schools. I don't want to starve the homeless. But do I want to enjoy a meal with my family or my husband? Yes. Call me callous.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Take a look at countries that solve the problem your way. The only difference is that they are paying folks to stay off the street.
    I have. I've lived in them.

    Actually, they have much higher rates of recovery and much less death due to non-treatment.

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I can only hope that you never discover how insensitive and silly this comment truly is.

    I'm sincere about that.
    I'm sure you are. But some of us don't change our opinions just because we are on the short end of them.

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    I find it rather annoying that SOOOOOOOOOOO many American's think that most homeless Americans prefer to be homeless.

    Like it's a choice with advantages.

    I find that rather disingenuous and somewhat offensive.

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    It doesn't seem that everyone who posted in this thread actually took the time to read the NPR link.

    Nobody is going to jail. The story has nothing to do with handing a homeless person a sandwich. Nobody is taking food away from the homeless nor taking away their resources. The story is about 2 things:

    1. Requiring the kitchens that feed the homeless to be trained in food safety or pay a fine
    2. Requiring a specific distance between the facilities that serve food to the homeless - one block, to be precise

    The NPR headline was incredibly irresponsible (and not accurate), and lots of posts on here show that people read the headline and ran with it.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    I have. I've lived in them.

    Actually, they have much higher rates of recovery and much less death due to non-treatment.
    No, actually they don't, at least to that first, the latter is a matter of healthcare. The UK is finally down to 6% unemployment, but they won't go any lower as, again, folks are paid to live while unemployed.

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