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o my God ONLY IN america could this ever happen!

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posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 07:53 AM
ok this link goes to a new video at yahoo i do hope it works right.
I come here alot and in many threads I read about how america is so full of bad people and listen to people who are so much better ( not ) talk about the poor and how they are just lazy .
well this is a REAl excample of A real america were people do care so much so that even though this place is giving away food they still end up with a 100k in a months time.
maybe its time to get off your high horse and rember we can care about one another and your no better then the most poor person there is. and be thankfull if you have a job and rember not ever one is as lucky
ok link works but you have to live through a advertisement first to see the video so be patient

[edit on 23-7-2010 by xxcalbier]

posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 08:15 AM
Ah, I just watched this video before I came to ATS for my 'real' news.

I was awe-struck when I saw this. It made me smile and tear up a bit to be quite honest.

It amazes me how when things look so gloomy and dark how just when it's needed out comes a ray of sunshine.

If everyone could embrace this idea (with honesty), I think we all would end up in a beautiful place indeed.

Thank you for bringing this to ATS' attention.

[edit on 23-7-2010 by Tragic]

posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 09:27 AM
A few thoughts on this.

1. I am very proud since Panera is a St. Louis based company, the city in which I currently live. It's a great thing to see.

2. This cafe is in the wealthiest business center in the entire St. Louis area. It could be thought that they are banking on a lot more upper class business folks to donate more than menu prices to offset any losses from donated food. That's actually the way it should be, I guess.

3. Panera donates leftover baked goods EVERY DAY to shelters, so this is a continuation of that.

posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 10:08 AM
reply to post by xxcalbier

I saw this story and considered posting it on the good that people do.
Good job picking up where I slacked, this is not a good but a great topic.
This business rocks in my opinion.

posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 10:23 AM
Nice vid, good to see true humanity shine through, although I'm confused

Why could this only happen in America?

posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 10:49 AM
Great idea. I'm reminded of a company where all of the workers are co-owners. The profits get shared out equally. Everyone cares about their work and productivity increases.

[edit on 23-7-2010 by Namaste1001]

posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 11:14 AM
For too long, we've worked under the idea that nobody would ever do anything, unless it's for profit. Nobody would ever help anybody else, because without a profit motive, that would be socialism. Nobody would ever give more than they take in, because humans are driven by greed.

It's just not true. Capitalism and profits are fine, and we need them, but that's not all there is to life, or the economy. People are generous, and they help one another, and it's about time we recognize that our way of life shouldn't be driven only by the principles of greed and predatory business practices.

We should work towards an ideal civilization, even if that steps on the foot of some billionaire, or corporation, which wouldn't even be satisfied with owning the whole world -- they'd start buying up parts of the moon or mars. Or try to patent the sun..

There is such a thing as collective interests. It's not all about being the biggest shark in the ocean, while treating every other person as a little fish.

posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 11:29 AM
Wow. This is unheard of. Good find, OP. I think it's brilliant the way they are conducting business. If more places were like this, the world would be a much friendlier place to be. Of course, they will get the intentional freeloaders, but the generosity of the wealthier class may be enough to offset this undesirable action. Some peoples 'honor' doesn't even exist, and thats the sad thing here. But I'm fairly sure that the employees would start to recognize the patterns of the people that are only taking advantage of a 'free lunch'.

Hopefully, they can continue on like this, and successfully open their other two restaurants. I wish them well.

posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 11:44 AM

3. Panera donates leftover baked goods EVERY DAY to shelters, so this is a continuation of that.

Is this all Panera's or only the one near you?

Im not really a fan of Panera as I prefer Quiznos but I think that donating their left over food to shelters is a very commendable act and I respect them for that.

posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 12:59 PM
reply to post by xxcalbier

Doesn't anyone see the good that happens when we take the GOVERNMENT BS out of the problem, People will act the right way. now you know the IRS will want to get in there someplace to get theirs!!!!

posted on Jul, 27 2010 @ 02:07 PM
reply to post by ChrisF231

I think most of the stores have a sign in them that explains what they do with their leftovers, but I'm pretty sure it's across the board.

posted on Jul, 27 2010 @ 02:11 PM
Sounds like Socialism. I thought Americans puked at the idea of anything resembling Socialism.

[edit on 27-7-2010 by woodwardjnr]

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