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City of Houston puts a stop to Homeless Outreach Warm Meals

 
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City of Houston puts a stop to Homeless Outreach Warm Meals
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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.
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."
- Frédéric Bastiat

food, water, ammo, weapons, battery back up solar, hand well pump, wood stove and 1 year of food...oh yeah PM's too...good luck
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Land of the free ,hime of the slave.


You can measure the worth of a country by not looking how it treats his richest, but how it treats its poor.

Yeah A nice country you have!
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putin this again?
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its own victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than omnipotent moral busy-bodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." -- C.S. Lewis
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What kind of permit do you need to give away food? Will you need a permit to give your neighbor a cup of milk? I hope they keep doing it and press the issue. After being arrested on bogus charges they can sue and give that money to the homeless.
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Land of the free ,hime of the slave.


You can measure the worth of a country by not looking how it treats his richest, but how it treats its poor.

Yeah A nice country you have!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1035843

will you guys help out?

Maybe take in a few million of our poor?
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I think Ill email the lady from Health and Human services and ask her to quote the statue that says its illegal to give away food.
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Re: City of Houston puts a stop to Homeless Outreach Warm Meals
Land of the free ,hime of the slave.


You can measure the worth of a country by not looking how it treats his richest, but how it treats its poor.

Yeah A nice country you have!

will you guys help out?

Maybe take in a few million of our poor?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1081433


Sorry that the richest country on the planet treats his citizens like shit.
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Are there no prisons?

Are there no workhouses?
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Land of the free ,hime of the slave.


You can measure the worth of a country by not looking how it treats his richest, but how it treats its poor.

Yeah A nice country you have!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1035843

got to agree with the austrian on this, i think ann rand said something like , "you can tell how corrupt a country is by the amount of laws there are on the books"
if true we are one corrupt fucked up country
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I think Ill email the lady from Health and Human services and ask her to quote the statue that says its illegal to give away food.
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It's the the same requirements you would have to meet as a restaurant.
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its own victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than omnipotent moral busy-bodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." -- C.S. Lewis
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Sorry that the richest country on the planet treats his citizens like shit.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1035843

but will you guys help out?

We helped you out in WW2.

How bout a hand bro


thought not
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Land of the free ,hime of the slave.


You can measure the worth of a country by not looking how it treats his richest, but how it treats its poor.

Yeah A nice country you have!

will you guys help out?

Maybe take in a few million of our poor?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1081433


greatest country in the world!
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Sorry that the richest country on the planet treats his citizens like shit.

but will you guys help out?

We helped you out in WW2.

How bout a hand bro


thought not
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1081433


I know your education system isnt that great , but Russia saved us , not America.

You were those losers that died on the beach cause you were to stupid to go another few kilometres.
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Re: City of Houston puts a stop to Homeless Outreach Warm Meals
Sorry that the richest country on the planet treats his citizens like shit.

but will you guys help out?

We helped you out in WW2.

How bout a hand bro


thought not


I know your education system isnt that great , but Russia saved us , not America.

You were those losers that died on the beach cause you were to stupid to go another few kilometres.
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I love how threads about something bad that has happened turns into a name calling insult festival

putin
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."
- Frédéric Bastiat

food, water, ammo, weapons, battery back up solar, hand well pump, wood stove and 1 year of food...oh yeah PM's too...good luck
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This is bullshit!! I wonder what the process is to get a permit--stupid government. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
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Re: City of Houston puts a stop to Homeless Outreach Warm Meals
Sorry that the richest country on the planet treats his citizens like shit.

but will you guys help out?

We helped you out in WW2.

How bout a hand bro


thought not


I know your education system isnt that great , but Russia saved us , not America.

You were those losers that died on the beach cause you were to stupid to go another few kilometres.



I love how threads about something bad that has happened turns into a name calling insult festival

putin
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Sorry to derail the thread but you know, you should know that there is something wrong with your system if you starve your homeless.
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Re: City of Houston puts a stop to Homeless Outreach Warm Meals
Wow, this is so sad that someone doing something charitable and out of their own pocket is being denied because of a "permit".

Who the hell complained about this or who was offended that someone was actually trying to help?


But, it also doesn't surprise me. Back in the 1970s/early 1980s my family used to help out in the Soup Kitchens, serving meals; I wanted to pass that along to my kids, was told that we couldn't serve the meals unless we had a "food handlers" license.

This world does suck that everything is regulated, something needs to change.
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In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool. -- Lord Chesterfield
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Are there no prisons?

Are there no workhouses?
 Quoting: Ebeneezer 1231979

We'll just let them starve to death..... wtf
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This is bullshit!! I wonder what the process is to get a permit--stupid government. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
 Quoting: snark

Same process as if you were going to open a restaurant.
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its own victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than omnipotent moral busy-bodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." -- C.S. Lewis
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So it is legal to starve people to death but not to feed them?What a sick world we are living in!! wtf
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Houston, You have a problem....YOU ARE FUCKING HEARTLESS DICKS!!!
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I think Ill email the lady from Health and Human services and ask her to quote the statue that says its illegal to give away food.

It's the the same requirements you would have to meet as a restaurant.
 Quoting: Cannabisaurus Rex

show me the law. Im an officer in several clubs, we serve food all the time and require no inspections as long as we dont charge for the food. We do not fall under any health dept laws whatsoever.
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This is bullshit!! I wonder what the process is to get a permit--stupid government. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Same process as if you were going to open a restaurant.
 Quoting: Cannabisaurus Rex



I would advise them to team up with an existing Church program

dont give up

put out fliers to the homeless that they helped telling them

the new location to go to

carry on
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."
- Frédéric Bastiat

food, water, ammo, weapons, battery back up solar, hand well pump, wood stove and 1 year of food...oh yeah PM's too...good luck
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This is bullshit!! I wonder what the process is to get a permit--stupid government. Stupid, stupid, stupid.



Same process as if you were going to open a restaurant.
 Quoting: Cannabisaurus Rex


Why? Is the excuse to make sure that the food is not handled "improperly" according to all the regulations? This is so wrong. These people are trying to do the right thing by helping those less fortunate and they get crapped on because they didn't follow "the law"?

Why is there a law about feeding people for free?

That is asinine.

rant We so need to get rid of the chains that bind us from helping others.

tea
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This is bullshit!! I wonder what the process is to get a permit--stupid government. Stupid, stupid, stupid.



Same process as if you were going to open a restaurant.


Why? Is the excuse to make sure that the food is not handled "improperly" according to all the regulations? This is so wrong. These people are trying to do the right thing by helping those less fortunate and they get crapped on because they didn't follow "the law"?

Why is there a law about feeding people for free?

That is asinine.

rant We so need to get rid of the chains that bind us from helping others.

tea
 Quoting: Smilin' Irish Eyes

That is completely the reason. If they gave them food poisoning they would likely face lawsuits.
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its own victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than omnipotent moral busy-bodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." -- C.S. Lewis
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This is bullshit!! I wonder what the process is to get a permit--stupid government. Stupid, stupid, stupid.



Same process as if you were going to open a restaurant.


Why? Is the excuse to make sure that the food is not handled "improperly" according to all the regulations? This is so wrong. These people are trying to do the right thing by helping those less fortunate and they get crapped on because they didn't follow "the law"?

Why is there a law about feeding people for free?

That is asinine.

rant We so need to get rid of the chains that bind us from helping others.

:tea:

That is completely the reason. If they gave them food poisoning they would likely face lawsuits.
 Quoting: Cannabisaurus Rex

are you stating opinions? post us the law here that says you must have a permit to give away food. There is no law.
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This is bullshit!! I wonder what the process is to get a permit--stupid government. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
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You must have certified kitchen run by certified food manager to prepare food for homeless people! $$$$$$$$!
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I think Ill email the lady from Health and Human services and ask her to quote the statue that says its illegal to give away food.

It's the the same requirements you would have to meet as a restaurant.

show me the law. Im an officer in several clubs, we serve food all the time and require no inspections as long as we dont charge for the food. We do not fall under any health dept laws whatsoever.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1202669


Do you live in Houston? Local laws vary city to city.
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Grind up homeless people and make them into cat food.
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Re: City of Houston puts a stop to Homeless Outreach Warm Meals
Sorry that the richest country on the planet treats his citizens like shit.

but will you guys help out?

We helped you out in WW2.

How bout a hand bro


thought not


I know your education system isnt that great , but Russia saved us , not America.

You were those losers that died on the beach cause you were to stupid to go another few kilometres.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1035843



Be quiet. Millions of USA soldiers had to travel thousands of miles across the ocean to help y'all out. Be grateful of that.
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Are there no prisons?

Are there no workhouses?
 Quoting: Ebeneezer 1231979


Where have you been? The prisons are full already of non-violent criminals. Don't you remember we had to let the murderers and rapists out to make room for them.





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