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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:56 PM

Feeding the Homeless Prank - cross-posted from GD

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Reply Feeding the Homeless Prank - cross-posted from GD (Original post)
EvolveOrConvolve Feb 2013 OP
silverweb Feb 2013 #1
WhoIsNumberNone Feb 2013 #3
silverweb Feb 2013 #4
dhol82 Feb 2013 #2
teknomanzer Feb 2013 #13
dhol82 Feb 2013 #17
tblue37 Feb 2013 #5
littlemissmartypants Feb 2013 #8
tblue37 Feb 2013 #12
teknomanzer Feb 2013 #14
tblue37 Feb 2013 #15
dhol82 Feb 2013 #18
littlemissmartypants Feb 2013 #9
KurtNYC Feb 2013 #11
Grassy Knoll Feb 2013 #6
littlemissmartypants Feb 2013 #7
AsahinaKimi Feb 2013 #10
Lenomsky Feb 2013 #16

Response to EvolveOrConvolve (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:21 PM

1. I don't like calling this a "prank."

I call it a really original way of performing random acts of kindness and "paying it forward."

I hope a lot of people pick up the spirit and act on it.


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Response to silverweb (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:51 PM

3. The "prank" is on the pizza place

Hopefully it was Papa John's...

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:40 PM

4. How so?

The pizza was paid for and the driver wasn't sent on any kind of wild goose chase.

I don't get the "prank" part except the lie that the homeless men were "undercover" cops.

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Response to EvolveOrConvolve (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:23 PM

2. not really sure what to say here


nice that they got food to the homeless. kind shitty how they did it.

if they were so driven to feed those poor unfortunates they could have taken up a collection among those three well fed guys to come up the $10 for the pizza.

if they were so driven to feed those poor unfortunates then they could have beseeched the pizza store guy to donate food and delivered it themselves.

just have a problem with the glee with which they pulled a con on the pizza store guy. and the poor schnook who delivered it and used up gas and wear on the car without a tip.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:18 PM

13. The guy paid with his credit card...

The tip for the driver and delivery fee could have been included in the payment. You were not paying attention and you are jumping to conclusions.

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Response to teknomanzer (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:29 PM

17. okay


did not notice in the video where they paid for everything. just saw the laughing part.

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Response to EvolveOrConvolve (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:55 PM

5. Impersonating a law officer to get free food? I think that some laws are

probably being broken here, and I imagine that he could get into some trouble for this, since it seems to be equivalent to petty theft.

I am all for feeding the homeless, but I think it should be done honestly, not by defrauding local businesses this way. If the person wants to help, he should do so on his own dime or by getting voluntary contributions from food places, not by weaseling free food from them through fraud.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:54 AM

8. Speaking of the Law ...

What is it where you are? Where I am if I tried to give those two on the street corner a half of a cheese sandwich I am at risk of arrest. And I would risk it especially if there were children involved. The food they were given was not free, it was paid for by credit card. That part I am sure was edited out of the video, for obvious reasons. And impersonation... wouldn't that require dressing in a cop uniform ...? Love and Peace. lmsp

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:44 PM

12. When he tried to give his credit card number,

the person he spoke to said no, and he thanked them for comping the food--which they did only because they thought they were speaking to a cop.

In our town, thank goodness, we can feed the homeless without being hassled by LOEs. But Lawrence is a rare liberal oasis in the benighted deep red state of Kansas.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:20 PM

14. No. Details about his credit card were cut in editing.

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Response to teknomanzer (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:31 PM

15. Oh--I didn't realize that. Thanks. nt

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Response to teknomanzer (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:31 PM

18. that was not well thought out


whoever did the editing was wrong to leave out the part about paying for the pies. puts a whole different spin on the episode.

without that segment it looks like a pathetic schoolboy prank. turns a nice effort into a creepy event.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:03 AM

9. Laws and Law Enforcement...

Philadelphia

Mayor Nutter recently banned feeding homeless people in many parts of Philadelphia where homeless people are known to congregate....

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has announced a ban on the feeding of large numbers of homeless and hungry people at sites on and near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Mayor Nutter is imposing the ban on all outdoor feedings of large numbers of people on city parkland, including Love Park and the Ben Franklin Parkway, where it is not uncommon for outreach groups to offer free food.

Nutter says the feedings lack both sanitary conditions and dignity.

Orlando

Last June, a group of activists down in Orlando, Florida were arrested by police for feeding the homeless in defiance of a city ordinance....

Over the past week, twelve members of food activist group Food Not Bombs have been arrested in Orlando for giving free food to groups of homeless people in a downtown park. They were acting in defiance of a controversial city ordinance that mandates permits for groups distributing food to large groups in parks within two miles of City Hall. Each group is allowed only two permits per park per year; Food Not Bombs has already exceeded their limit. They set up their meatless buffet in Lake Eola knowing that they would likely be arrested as a result.

Houston

Down in Houston, a group of Christians was recently banned from distributing food to the homeless, and they were told that they probably would not be granted a permit to do so in the future even if they applied for one....

Bobby and Amanda Herring spent more than a year providing food to homeless people in downtown Houston every day. They fed them, left behind no trash and doled out warm meals peacefully without a single crime being committed, Bobby Herring said.

That ended two weeks ago when the city shut down their "Feed a Friend" effort for lack of a permit. And city officials say the couple most likely will not be able to obtain one.

"We don't really know what they want, we just think that they don't want us down there feeding people," said Bobby Herring, a Christian rapper who goes by the stage name Tre9.

Dallas

Dallas has also adopted a law which greatly restricts the ability of individuals and ministries to feed the homeless....

A Dallas-area ministry is suing the city over a food ordinance that restricts the group from giving meals to the homeless.

Courts dismissed Dallas’ request for a summary judgment last week, saying the case, brought up by pastor Don Hart (in video above) may indeed be a violation of free exercise of religion, as protected by the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the blog Religion Clause reported.

In the court filing, the ministry leaders argue that their Christian faith requires them to share meals with the homeless (Jesus did!) and that the requirement that even churches and charities provide toilets, sinks, trained staff and consent of the city keeps them from doing so.

Las Vegas

A few years ago, Las Vegas became the first major U.S. city to specifically pass a law banning the feeding of homeless people....

Las Vegas, whose homeless population has doubled in the past decade to about 12,000 people in and around the city, joins several other cities across the country that have adopted or considered ordinances limiting the distribution of charitable meals in parks. Most have restricted the time and place of such handouts, hoping to discourage homeless people from congregating and, in the view of officials, ruining efforts to beautify downtowns and neighborhoods.

But the Las Vegas ordinance is believed to be the first to explicitly make it an offense to feed “the indigent.”

That law has since been blocked by a federal judge, and since then many U.S. cities have been very careful not to mention "the indigent" or "the homeless" by name in the laws they pass that are intended to ban feeding the homeless.

New York City

New York City has banned all food donations to government-run homeless shelters because the bureaucrats there are concerned that the donated food will not be "nutritious" enough.

Yes, this is really true.

The following is from a recent Fox News article....

The Bloomberg administration is now taking the term “food police” to new depths, blocking food donations to all government-run facilities that serve the city’s homeless.

In conjunction with a mayoral task force and the Health Department, the Department of Homeless Services recently started enforcing new nutritional rules for food served at city shelters. Since DHS can’t assess the nutritional content of donated food, shelters have to turn away good Samaritans.

Can you believe that?

The bureaucrats are officially out of control.

In America today, it seems like almost everything is illegal.

One church down in Louisiana was recently ordered to stop giving out water because it did not have a government permit.


http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/feeding-the-homeless-banned-in-major-cities-all-over-america

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:56 AM

11. They paid with a credit card

but I suspect this whole video is BS. Coca-cola did the faked 'security cameras catch random acts of kindness' thing and people love to believe and share this kind of thing so now there are more of them.

If they didn't fake this, then pizza delivery is a very poor use of money if you want to help 2 people out in the cold. A pizza that costs $12 delivered is about $2.00 worth of food.

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Response to EvolveOrConvolve (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:07 AM

6. Great Video, Heart Felt, Thanks Evolve. N/T

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Response to EvolveOrConvolve (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:47 AM

7. Shame on you

for making me cry. I love this "prank" am thinking about trying it. Love and Peace. lmsp

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Response to EvolveOrConvolve (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:10 AM

10. This was a generous act but...the manner in which it was done?

Why pretend to be cops? Why not just order them a pizza? Or better yet, go get one and deliver it to them! Pretending to be cops, could land those guys in Jail. The evidence is right on the video.

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Response to EvolveOrConvolve (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:55 PM

16. Classic .. :)

Some of you guys take it a little too serious no harm was done and looking at their other pranks seems they clearly make it known it was a prank and probably paid for the pizza etc after the fact.

Personally I could care less if they paid for it or not .. some poor people got fed KUDOS!

If you want to try this at home I suggest a random SIM and a pawn shop cell phone .. just sayin'

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