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South Carolina policy requiring a fee and permit to feed homeless begins
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The permit costs $120 a week! Whoever had a hand in passing this should be ashamed of themselves. It is downright evil to deprive men and women their right to freely share food with those in dire need of it. I've given money and food to homeless people I've met in public. If I did that now in Columbia, SC without a permit I'd be breaking the law. This is another sinister, insane example of making longtime lawful behavior unlawful.

Quote:http://www.examiner.com/article/south-ca...ess-begins

February 13, 2014

Feeding the homeless is about to get harder as a new policy is set to begin this Saturday, Feb. 15, in Columbia, SC. Charities and non-profits well be required to pay a fee and obtain a permit 15 days in advance in order to feed the homeless in parks.

One impacted charity that was interviewed by the Free Times, Food Not Bombs, has been serving food to the homeless in Finlay Park every Sunday for 12 years. The group’s organizer, Judith Turnipseed, noted that the group has an impeccable track record and always tidies up after the meal. But with the new crackdown, Food Not Bombs will have to pay at least $120 per week for the right to feed the homeless.
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P89;135651 Wrote:Have you ever met someone from SC?

Not trying to generalize here...

Don't know if it's the accent...

Or the history of poor decision making...

But... I can't help but think...

Well...you know...

Just saying...


I'm still thinking those people are a special kind of stupid...until proven otherwise. I won't hold my breath.
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Morons, we're surrounded by morons.
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It's only Columbia, not all of SC. And it's not just in SC.

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Since the Columbia City Council approved its exile plan in August, the city has been trying to herd its homeless people to a shelter on the outskirts of town and keep them away from downtown. If charities continue to provide food in downtown parks, the thinking goes, it will allow homeless people to continue to live downtown, rather than being forced to leave.

Turnipseed is currently considering legal action to prevent enforcement of the measure.

Columbia is part of an unfortunate trend of cities that have decided to crack down on charity groups that feed the homeless. Others that have passed or are considering ordinances include Raleigh, St. Louis, Harrisburg, and Los Angeles.
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halftrack;136021 Wrote:It's only Columbia, not all of SC. And it's not just in SC.

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Columbia is part of an unfortunate trend of cities that have decided to crack down on charity groups that feed the homeless. Others that have passed or are considering ordinances include Raleigh, St. Louis, Harrisburg, and Los Angeles.

I already knew there was a special kind of stupid in Harrisburg. Tongue

I also know it's not all SC people but I haven't had the pleasure of meeting a "normal" one yet.
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There is a serious problem with the moral state of a nation when it begins passing laws to PREVENT helping people in need.
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Camper;136118 Wrote:There is a serious problem with the moral state of a nation when it begins passing laws to PREVENT helping people in need.

they just want their money
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Camper;136118 Wrote:There is a serious problem with the moral state of a nation when it begins passing laws to PREVENT helping people in need.

The government wants you to help, they just want to decide what's the best way to do it, as well as take their cut.
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goofin;136193 Wrote:
Camper;136118 Wrote:There is a serious problem with the moral state of a nation when it begins passing laws to PREVENT helping people in need.

they just want their money

streaker69;136194 Wrote:
Camper;136118 Wrote:There is a serious problem with the moral state of a nation when it begins passing laws to PREVENT helping people in need.

The government wants you to help, they just want to decide what's the best way to do it, as well as take their cut.

You both are only undergirding my argument.
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Camper;136218 Wrote:
goofin;136193 Wrote:they just want their money

streaker69;136194 Wrote:The government wants you to help, they just want to decide what's the best way to do it, as well as take their cut.

You both are only undergirding my argument.

Harrisburg has been and still is under the control of democrats since 1982. they have bled the city dry. now the need money and will do everything to get it. they sold the parking authority to standard parking and rates have tippled. morals have never been a focus in harrisburgs politics
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