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Forum Post: OWS upset about sharing their food with the homeless

Posted 3 years ago on Oct. 27, 2011, 10:55 a.m. EST by PolkaDot (121) from Manhasset, NY
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http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/zuccotti_hell_kitchen_i5biNyYYhpa8MSYIL9xSDL

The Occupy Wall Street volunteer kitchen staff launched a “counter” revolution yesterday -- because they’re angry about working 18-hour days to provide food for “professional homeless” people and ex-cons masquerading as protesters.

For three days beginning tomorrow, the cooks will serve only brown rice and other spartan grub instead of the usual menu of organic chicken and vegetables, spaghetti bolognese, and roasted beet and sheep’s-milk-cheese salad.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/zuccotti_hell_kitchen_i5biNyYYhpa8MSYIL9xSDL#ixzz1bzhgohUN

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[-] 6 points by pissedoffconstructionworker (602) 3 years ago

What a surprise. A Murdoch paper doing passive-aggressive hit pieces designed to scare people away.

[-] 1 points by StevenRoyal (490) from Dania Beach, FL 3 years ago

What exactly did you expect from the media?

[-] -1 points by Rob (881) 3 years ago

the main question is, "is it true?"

[-] 2 points by StevenRoyal (490) from Dania Beach, FL 3 years ago

I guess they are learning that people are not all good. Some people want to take advantage, some people want to make fun of them, some people want to sell them drugs, some people want to bang on the drum all day, some people want to discredit them. Idealism might work somewhere, but not in this world. They really should elect a group to lead and be the spokespeople for the group and jell around a common ideas. That way, people will know better if they agree or disagree with the message.

[-] 2 points by ForestLensman (20) from Portland, OR 3 years ago

They should not have to work 18 hours, some of the homeless can give back by working at many jobs. If they will not work, then they cannot eat. One thing they have in common with the other unemployed occupiers who are working, is they have plenty of time and need to work or go away.

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[-] 2 points by GreedKills (1119) 3 years ago

This is just more propaganda to divide the movement.

[-] 0 points by PolkaDot (121) from Manhasset, NY 3 years ago

The Assembly announced the three-day menu crackdown announced earlier in the day -- insisting everybody would be fed something during that period.

Some protesters threatened that the high-end meals could be cut off completely if the vagrants and criminals don’t disperse.

Unhappiness with their unwelcome guests was apparent throughout the day.

“We need to limit the amount of food we’re putting out” to curb the influx of derelicts, said Rafael Moreno, a kitchen volunteer.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/zuccotti_hell_kitchen_i5biNyYYhpa8MSYIL9xSDL#ixzz1bzsYOpsC

[-] 0 points by PolkaDot (121) from Manhasset, NY 3 years ago

Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss.

[-] 0 points by PolkaDot (121) from Manhasset, NY 3 years ago

Fellow Citizens !! We're ALL gonna get a piece of the pie!!

However, my pie is gonna be much tastier than your pie, because, uh, ummm ..... . Shut up. That's why.

[-] 2 points by JuanNJ (4) from Newark, NJ 3 years ago

u think ur so funny

[-] 2 points by stevilism (130) 3 years ago

You know...it is an odd position that the professional homeless are putting the #OWS in. It will be tricky. However, there maybe a simple solution. If they are participating in the protest by providing clean up duties, security, and in some way contributing to the cause...then they deserve to be fed. But, if they sleep all day...and/or do nothing for the cause...then they are taking advantage of #OWS.

[-] 1 points by mserfas (652) from Ashland, PA 3 years ago

Until this country adopts some Geneva Convention to control what means by which communities attack the homeless and make their lives miserable, we are going to have a situation in which any community which is too nice to them becomes overwhelmed. We need to guarantee the positive rights of all Americans to basic food, water, shelter, and medical care in order to end such aberrations.

[-] 1 points by armchairecon1 (169) 3 years ago

Reads like an 'onion' article! lol

[-] 0 points by PolkaDot (121) from Manhasset, NY 3 years ago

Yeah. You just can't make this stuff up. LOL

[-] 1 points by Democracydriven (658) 3 years ago

This article makes it sound like they are dining like the 1% and don't want to share with the homeless

Many of the homeless are victims of the 1%. I find it hard to take this article as not being divisive

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[-] -2 points by Rob (881) 3 years ago

you still don't want to feed them the good stuff, right?

[-] 1 points by JuanNJ (4) from Newark, NJ 3 years ago

That's messed up man.

[-] 0 points by PolkaDot (121) from Manhasset, NY 3 years ago

People at the top. People at the bottom. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

[-] 1 points by 666isMONEY (348) 3 years ago

They should be eating brown rice & lentils every day. For a year I lived on nothing but corn & soybeans with a pinch of salt & vitamin C. I bought a bushel of corn from the feed store and soybeans from seed stores, a tofu factory & a farmer. (Twice as much corn as soybeans and I'd grind 'em up separately running the corn through twice.)

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[-] 0 points by namename (0) 3 years ago

OWS is upset over having to share the wealth-who knew they would object to sharing their own wealth?

OWS upset about sharing their food with the homeless Posted Oct. 27, 2011, 10:55 a.m. EST The Occupy Wall Street volunteer kitchen staff launched a “counter” revolution yesterday -- because they’re angry about working 18-hour days to provide food for “professional homeless” people and ex-cons masquerading as protesters

[-] 0 points by namename (0) 3 years ago

OWS is upset over having to share the wealth-who knew they would object to sharing their own wealth?

OWS upset about sharing their food with the homeless Posted Oct. 27, 2011, 10:55 a.m. EST The Occupy Wall Street volunteer kitchen staff launched a “counter” revolution yesterday -- because they’re angry about working 18-hour days to provide food for “professional homeless” people and ex-cons masquerading as protesters

[-] 0 points by Fedup10 (228) 3 years ago

OWS becomes the 1 percent. Sad. There are haves and have nots even at OWS.

[-] 0 points by ReadMyLips (6) 3 years ago

I had a donation table at one of the Occupy sites. I said, "the opposite of greed is charity". I collected exactly zero dollars – hypocrites with their hands out.

[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 3 years ago

good detail in the description

with food, one might add an aroma

[-] -2 points by betuadollar (-313) 3 years ago

Sorry, I thought you guys were just reallocating resources. Thanks for the burger, though. Ok, ok, so back to my box now.

[-] -2 points by Rob (881) 3 years ago

Isn't it ironic. Not quite 99% enough.

[-] 0 points by PolkaDot (121) from Manhasset, NY 3 years ago

Yeah. Not sure why they aren't in the 99%. Sure as heck can't be one-percenters, can they?

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[-] -3 points by PolkaDot (121) from Manhasset, NY 3 years ago

Seems as if the people working 18-hour days are upset that freeloaders want to take the fruits of their labor for nothing. Oh the irony.

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[-] 0 points by Frustrated39 (75) 3 years ago

Will the bongo playing be of the nude variety, a la Matt McConaughey? Or is it already too cold for that?

[-] -1 points by MikeyD (581) from Alameda, CA 3 years ago

Only for the girls.

[-] -1 points by PolkaDot (121) from Manhasset, NY 3 years ago

Pretty soon OWS will be setting up border fences and making people show ID to get all that free stuff.

Oh wait.

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