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Originally posted by heyo
Has anyone ever worked in grocery? I'm sure most of us have. Well, I stocked shelves for Canada's biggest corporation, the Great Canadian Superstore, and the amount of waste is absolutely mind-boggling. Anything dented, spilled on, cracked, Cut while opening, would be thrown out.
There were copious amounts of food thrown out daily. Enough to feed a lot of families. I remember my feelings of disgust more than I remember the exact amount. It was not like this in the small-town grocery chainstore I grew up in!
Edible food is to be thrown away and not eaten. Period. You are under surveillance as well, so don't even think about it.
Now THAT is a perfect example of corporate greed.
Main Entry: il·lit·er·ate
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin illiteratus, from in- + litteratus literate
Date: 15th century
1 : having little or no education; especially : unable to read or write
2 a : showing or marked by a lack of familiarity with language and literature b : violating approved patterns of speaking or writing
3 : showing or marked by a lack of acquaintance with the fundamentals of a particular field of knowledge
synonyms see ignorant
— illiterate noun
— il·lit·er·ate·ly adverb
— il·lit·er·ate·ness noun
Main Entry: nerd
Etymology: perhaps from nerd, a creature in the children's book If I Ran the Zoo (1950) by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)
: an unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person; especially : one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits
— nerd·i·ness \ˈnər-dē-nəs\ noun
— nerd·ish \ˈnər-dish\ adjective
— nerdy \-dē\ adjective
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
Well, stealing is going to get you fed faster than praying. So considering the source, it's good (if not exactly legal or reasonable) advice.
Originally posted by thecrow001
The poor just need some help with enjoyment of their lives, i am not saying poor peo-ple are on happy but they need things to help them make life easier and more enjoyable.
theres always a limit to what people can take but when it comes down to it, the poor will require less to help and enjoy their lives from taking from the rich.
theres a line in this kind of thinking, and your post identifys that, we just need to remember the mistakes which caused the primary situations.
So in other words, he used a net.
God didn't give him that net. he made it himself. Nor did god give him the fish - he caught the carp because carp live at the bottom, where he trawled his net.
The saying is, "god helps those who help themselves," but the truth is, if you're already helping yourself, god doesn't figure in. At best, he's just sitting back watching you do stuff.
"...seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you".
stealing is going to get you fed faster than praying
Originally posted by Solomons
Bad advice, better advice for poor families needing food would be to wait at the back of the supermarket and ask for all the perfectly edible stuff before they throw it all away. I urge anyone to actually go and see for yourself, even if you don't want any. It's a disgusting sight to say the least how much goes to waste.
[edit on 22-12-2009 by Solomons]
"In a January 1988 interview with National Catholic Reporter, Aristide said,"The solution is revolution, first in the spirit of the Gospel; Jesus could not accept people going hungry. It is a conflict between classes, rich and poor. My role is to preach and organize...." Father Aristide was expelled from his Salesian order in 1988. At the time, the Salesians said the priest's political activities were an "incitement to hatred and violence" and out of line with his role as a clergyman.
With food prices rising, Haiti's poorest can't afford even a daily plate of rice, and some take desperate measures to fill their bellies.
Charlene, 16 with a 1-month-old son, has come to rely on a traditional Haitian remedy for hunger pangs: cookies made of dried yellow dirt from the country's central plateau.
A lot of Catholics in the UK are endemically poor - there's very few people left who are religious who are not poor.
An Anglican parish priest in northern England, Rev. Tim Jones, has caused quite a stir. Jones suggested in a sermon on Sunday that it is permissible for people facing tough times to shoplift from large national stores. On the Church of England website for the Diocese of York, Archdeacon Richard Seed rejected the priest’s call to break the law.
Oh, its all so simple, isn't it? *Facepalm*
Originally posted by np6888 But if you're poor, then why have kids in the first place? Surely, even the poor should have the sense to know that if you can't feed yourself, then you can't be expected to feed your kids.