This City Charges People $120 to Feed the Homeless

Abby Martin goes over some of the most egregious laws against the homeless and the different ways cities are dealing with the issue, citing Columbia, South Carolina’s mandatory fee to feed homeless people in parks, Osceola County, Florida’s 1000+ arrests of the same 37 people for panhandling and sleeping in public and San Francisco’s alleged hosing down of the homeless.

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  • Simon Valentine

    beating dead horses
    should have learned necromastery

    this makes me rethink my “f*k everyone in the world”…
    it seems that would be primarily necrophilia

    sweet Dorothy…

    • Simon Valentine

      “Observe, as our Infernal City moves on towards White Gold Tower…”

      “The crime that seeks more, and which more seek than know, is there.”
      “Sweet Umaril wherefore art thou! Such a morass of souls cannot be the issue here! There is a truth of constancy beyond anything basal and banal – come to us now and we shall behold thee – THE UNDEAD”
      (the dirge..goes on..)

  • Serpent

    when you take food
    out of a hungry mouth
    you invite misfortune
    on yourself

    • Simon Valentine

      a mouth that wants to speak may be hungry and attached to a fat-ass

      • Andrew

        A fat-ass has appetite, not hunger.

        • Simon Valentine

          lol a good way to express a consideration?

          • http://followtheLiTcrumbs.biz/ American Cannibal

            You and Andrew’s comments reminded me of Doré’s Gargantua:

  • Thurlow Weed

    I don’t read this blog just to get my fix of Abby Martin. But, I do post here because no one else in the universe is listening.

  • Andrew

    These kinds of laws make me want to reject nonviolence.

    • echar

      It does seem odd that compassion is being preyed upon, and criminalized.

      • Andrew

        It doesn’t seem odd to me. I believe some businesses have realized that charities are competition, and are seeking to eliminate them. Greed must eventually kill and consume Love.

        • echar

          Is it bad that I no longer feel sad about this kind of crap, but numb?

          • http://followtheLiTcrumbs.biz/ American Cannibal

            Yes

        • Simon Valentine

          hang on … the difference between businesses and charity is semantic … or less … o.0 … and what’s with retroactive terminology?

          luminiferous aether?

          • Andrew

            I don’t agree that the difference is semantic.

          • Simon Valentine

            so of the non-semantic difference, some of it is business = charity and some of it is business != charity. business has more MacGrypers? it’s kind of like a big someone who doesn’t accomplish anything sitting around debating if it’s muscle weight or fat weight, being not even worth the word inertia. oh. also business has pre-assumed systems of equivalence. but charity does to. that the algorithms would be equivalent or intraconvertible … just like fat -> muscle or muscle -> fat … but still not ‘mattering’ (lol) since it’s just the inertia w.a.d. of doom.

            *edit*
            oh also if semantic = not-semantic ~
            … which of course has it’s ‘followings’ … it’s businesses and charities …. lol ….. but also business and charity aren’t defined *shrug* it’s a fake sumo match. WWS

          • Andrew

            Whatever. Perhaps I should say that I know of at least one for-profit corporation which used financial shenanigans to buy a not-for-profit organization operating in the same field and then closed them.

          • Simon Valentine

            do you think they used the “too many chickens, not enough chicken farmers” argument, before any hatching, cloning, or live birth took place? perhaps i should say that i don’t accredit an abundance of intelligence to … well … impersonally, the system. The Great Obelisk is falling down and people are playing ring-around-the-sheut like it was Ra’s Russian Roulette. oh, and they have flower baskets full of poppies, tossing about like it’s a wedding orgy. civilization as a super-being hasn’t learned much yet. but apparently it loves to get high.

          • Andrew

            I think they used the “we’d have more patients and make more money if the free clinic was shut down” argument.

          • Simon Valentine

            so they seek to keep a “too many chickens” boolean true and a “not enough chicken farmers” boolean true. peas in a pod~

  • echar

    They need spawn

  • The Well Dressed Man
    • echar

      I prefer the Krokus version.

    • http://followtheLiTcrumbs.biz/ American Cannibal

      Today is a great opportunity to eat the rich: SELL! SELL! SELL!

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