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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:49 AM

 

There's a $500 fine for anyone feeding five or more homeless people within the city of Houston.

Anonymous ‏@AnonyOps

Everyone in Houston, TX needs to break this law:
http://www.kcentv.com/story/18928052/houston-food-sharing-ordinance-takes-effect
Also, vote out your city council and get a fucking new one.


July, 2012:

HOUSTON - (KPRC) -- A new ordinance that puts guidelines on feeding Houston's homeless goes into effect Sunday, but not everyone is happy about it.

Starting July 1, it is now illegal to feed five or more homeless people. Houston has the largest homeless population in the state of Texas with an estimate close to 10,000 people.

"The poor and homeless sometimes aren't pretty but they are citizens of the United States of America. And they are human beings. They have rights. And they deserve to be treated with dignity," said Civil Rights Attorney Randall Kallinen.

There's a $500 fine for anyone feeding five or more homeless people within the city of Houston.

(More at the link.)

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Reply There's a $500 fine for anyone feeding five or more homeless people within the city of Houston. (Original post)
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 OP
MrYikes Feb 2013 #1
dtom67 Feb 2013 #2
LiberalLoner Feb 2013 #3
CanonRay Feb 2013 #6
NoMoreWarNow Feb 2013 #7
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #8
dtom67 Feb 2013 #9
Duckhunter935 Feb 2013 #4
xmas74 Feb 2013 #5

Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:14 AM

1. The date on this is July 2012

so how is this working out?
I would be interested in learning why this rule was needed.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:45 AM

2. every day ...

Every day I lose more faith that this system can be salvaged. We have more food than we know what to do with and yet the Hungry are Multitude.

More proof that it is time to evolve, socially...

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Response to dtom67 (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:16 AM

3. I keep saying the elite want to cull the herd. Everyone thinks I'm nuts. Here is my reasoning...

The elite know, even better than we do, that Peak Everything is here. From here on out it is a mad scramble for remaining resources.

The elite do not want to share those dwindling resources with us. They want them all for their own children.

Solution - deaths due to economics, lack of healthcare, wars.

It will accelerate.

I wonder when enough of us will wake up and see the plan clearly, and fight back?

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:59 AM

6. I think you are absolutely correct

they know what's coming, and are trying to get control of what is left, including water and food, while trying to whittle down our numbers. They want us to think that everything is just fine, so we'll stay quiet and compliant. Everybody thinks I'm nuts, as well. Are we both nuts?

Everything I see tells me we're past peak oil, which in truth means we're past peak food as well. Combine that with climate change, and we have a real shitstorm coming down the road.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:18 AM

7. that's what the elites want you to think

 

don't fall into their trap.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:25 PM

8. The US, Canadian, and UK economies are driven by the very rich, according to a report

 

and the combined assets and spending of the lower 80 or so percent do not drive the economy, so we are indeed merely targets for manipulators.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:58 AM

9. if you try to think lik an elite...

It doesn't take you long to arrive at that exact conclusion. You can hear the justification now; "gentleman, we must act now to preserve the human race!"

there is a perverse logic to it. what do you think is easier; that all the people of the world will instantly go green and never look back or that dead people don't dirty the Rockefeller 's air?

You are not nuts.

That is what scares me ....

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:46 AM

4. what it says

"the ordinance requiring anyone who wants to feed five or more homeless people get written permission from the property owner. That includes public land like city parks. The ordinance gives the city parks director to decide which ones will be legal feeding venues."

no fine if permission from owner

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:33 AM

5. So if I lived there and went out with

my women's group from church? Do you think they'd fine us for handing out brown bag lunches in a park?

I'd love to see them try. No way that wouldn't get some attention.

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