Nanny Bloomberg Bans Food Donations To Homeless; salt, fat, fiber content in question

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  1. Trajan
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    Trajan conscientia mille testes

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    crazy right? NY Post article, so you gotta verify it..... noooo waaaay, right?


    Yes way...


    Bloomberg Strikes Again: NYC Bans Food Donations To The Homeless
    Has The Mayor Totally Eaten Away At The Public's Desire To Do Good?


    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s food police have struck again!

    Outlawed are food donations to homeless shelters because the city can’t assess their salt, fat and fiber content, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

    Glenn Richter arrived at a West Side synagogue on Monday to collect surplus bagels — fresh nutritious bagels — to donate to the poor. However, under a new edict from Bloomberg’s food police he can no longer donate the food to city homeless shelters.

    It’s the “no bagels for you” edict.

    “I can’t give you something that’s a supplement to the food you already have? Sorry that’s wrong,” Richter said.

    Richter has been collecting food from places like the Ohav Zedek synagogue and bringing it to homeless shelters for more than 20 years, but recently his donation, including a “cholent” or carrot stew, was turned away because the Bloomberg administration wants to monitor the salt, fat and fiber eaten by the homeless.


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    Michael Bloomberg Strikes Again: New York City Bans Food Donations To The Homeless « CBS New York

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    you could not create an example like this if you tried, that better demonstrates the overreach of the nanny state.
     
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    Hey, They are HOMELESS, like they are going to care what they eat???
     
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    Now that's crazy! :cuckoo:
     

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