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city ordinance makes sharing food a citable offense.

rt.com/usa/201983-florida-homeless-hate-law/

Florida police handed out citations and threatened to arrest two priests and a 90-year-old veteran volunteer for feeding the homeless. A recently passed city ordinance makes sharing food a citable offense.

Fort Lauderdale police removed at least three volunteers, as well as the Sunday lunch they were serving to several dozen homeless people, citing a controversial new ordinance that prohibits food sharing. Passed in October, the measure was created to try to cut down the growing population of homeless people in Fort Lauderdale.
In video footage from Sunday, three police officers arrive and interrupt the feeding program by removing 90-year-old Arnold Abbott, the Rev. Canon Mark Sims of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, and the Rev. Dwayne Black of the Sanctuary Church. A chorus of protest erupts from the crowd and follows the officers as they take the men to their patrol cards – “Shame on you, arresting an elderly man!” someone in the crowd says. “The whole world is watching!” says another.......
........The ban on sharing food is part of city officials’ recent efforts to cut down on the burgeoning downtown homeless population. The most recent law – passed by a 4-1 vote – limits where outdoor feeding can be located. It can’t be situated near another feeding site; it has to be at least 500 feet from residential property; and feed program organizers must seek permission from property owners for sites in front of their buildings.

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In the Star Trek future, poverty has been eliminated, but not in the way you might imagine.

In the future, there won't be a poor part of society, as they will be recycled in big machines.

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In the Star Trek future, poverty has been eliminated, but not in the way you might imagine.

In the future, there won't be a poor part of society, as they will be recycled in big machines.

You are confusing Star Trek with Soylent Green.

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How ******ing depressing :(. Instead of asking why these people are homeless (the economy stupid), just punish them. Fixing the symptoms rather than the cause.

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How ******ing depressing :(. Instead of asking why these people are homeless (the economy stupid), just punish them. Fixing the symptoms rather than the cause.

They banned feeding the pigeons in London for the same reasons.

Homeless=pigeons ...at least the pigeons had a nest to go home to.

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Now just think about all the millions of people in the UK who will reach retirement age with virtually no pension provision

It's going to be bloody awful

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It's something discussed in the UK too.

Does providing a feeding station bring more people into an area?

Yes.

Is it then fair on the local tax payers to have to fund more homeless services than other areas?

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It's something discussed in the UK too.

Does providing a feeding station bring more people into an area?

Yes.

Is it then fair on the local tax payers to have to fund more homeless services than other areas?

Step 1 - dehumanise

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Now just think about all the millions of people in the UK who will reach retirement age with virtually no pension provision

It's going to be bloody awful

Im looking forward to my daily stroll to the feeding station.

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It's something discussed in the UK too.

Does providing a feeding station bring more people into an area?

Yes.

Is it then fair on the local tax payers to have to fund more homeless services than other areas?

Not in my backyard.....is not the attitude to have, you can't push it under the rug or stick your neck in the ground, it is real alive and kicking.....affluent places will always attract people with nothing but their cheap labour to give, the work they offer up that doesn't pay enough to live on living in an expensive place......affluent places need people like that to employ on the cheap, (cooks, maids, drivers, nannies, factory workers,) that is how they get rich.... ;)

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> Does providing a feeding station bring more people into an area?

> Yes.

> Is it then fair on the local tax payers to have to fund more homeless services than other areas?

Maybe each area should have an obligation to feed the local homeless.

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Who said anything about a stroll, which costs valuable shoe synthi sole & calories .

You'll be getting this with nutrients in ...

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My kids will think I were Locky!

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Next, there'll be a law banning rainwater collection.

http://www.enlight-inc.com/blog/?p=1036

Not yet.

As of March 22, 2014; after hours of ongoing research for the past year, I have checked all 50 state government websites and found that there is currently, no state government law in the U.S. that considers rainwater harvesting by individuals (homeowners) in a direct manor and bluntly, “against the law” for anyone and everyone and furthermore, “government” is not becoming “more restrictive with rain water harvesting”- yet; but it may happen in the future. One exception is Colorado, where there are still limitations for some people.

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Yes.

Feeding people for one night at a time isn't the answer is it.

No, they need barbed wire on all the chairs and nearby walls too.

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Next, there'll be a law banning rainwater collection.

Not in Florida, but...

Although it is permissible to direct your residential property roof downspouts toward landscaped areas, unless you own a specific type of exempt well permit, you cannot collect rainwater in any other manner, such as storage in a cistern or tank, for later use. Please review our publications below, as well as links to CSU Extension's information on this topic and Colorado law on the subject as written in the Colorado Revised Statutes, before completing and submitting an Application for a Rooftop Precipitation Collection System Permit. If your well has not been registered, you will also need to Register an Existing Well before applying.

http://water.state.co.us/SURFACEWATER/SWRIGHTS/Pages/RainwaterGraywater.aspx

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Isnt that a desert?

Nah it's mainly a forested, mountainous area (think skiing in Aspen, which is in Colorado). AFAIK the desert states are leaning more towards mandatory rainwater collection for new builds. Wouldn't surprise me if Florida went the other way though given that particular state's general tendency for legislative ludicrousness, as demonstrated by their criminalization of the sharing of food...

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