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(Ohio.com)   Wealthy Ohio businessman invites some folks to enjoy a four-course Christmas dinner. And by "some" we mean 50. Fark: Fifty homeless people   (ohio.com) divider line 41
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NFA [TotalFark]
2013-12-25 11:03:22 AM
Catholic?
 
2013-12-25 11:22:49 AM

NFA: Catholic?


No thanks, I already had one.
 
2013-12-25 11:50:13 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-25 11:56:28 AM
Look at this asshole. He invited these people into his home to remind them of how much better he is than them. Why didn't he just donate the money to a local soup kitchen. He is no hero, he is just a rich asshole trying to lord over the poors. Damn Republicans will never quit reminding poor people how the rich are better than them.
 
2013-12-25 12:32:41 PM

globalwarmingpraiser: Look at this asshole. He invited these people into his home to remind them of how much better he is than them. Why didn't he just donate the money to a local soup kitchen. He is no hero, he is just a rich asshole trying to lord over the poors. Damn Republicans will never quit reminding poor people how the rich are better than them.


I showed your post today at the Country Club to the guys after golf, and instead of tipping our Caddies, we sent a check to the USGA, Merry Xmas sucker.
 
2013-12-25 12:32:52 PM
Here come the lawsuits.
 
2013-12-25 12:32:55 PM

globalwarmingpraiser: Look at this asshole. He invited these people into his home to remind them of how much better he is than them. Why didn't he just donate the money to a local soup kitchen. He is no hero, he is just a rich asshole trying to lord over the poors. Damn Republicans will never quit reminding poor people how the rich are better than them.


Know how I know you didn't read it?
 
2013-12-25 12:35:13 PM
Can't be a true businessman or a job creator TM-GOP

s22.postimg.org
 
2013-12-25 12:36:25 PM
But fah reals, I have a lot of mixed feelings about these sort of gestures. Yes it's a nice thought and all, and hey they got some food, which is great. But if you wanted to actually affect some change in the lives of your local homeless, why not orchestrate something more lasting? Like offer some of them jobs?
 
2013-12-25 12:37:23 PM

globalwarmingpraiser: Look at this asshole. He invited these people into his home to remind them of how much better he is than them. Why didn't he just donate the money to a local soup kitchen. He is no hero, he is just a rich asshole trying to lord over the poors. Damn Republicans will never quit reminding poor people how the rich are better than them.


Hey, now... to be fair, it was less demeaning than the Roman custom of throwing scraps of food on the floor.
 
2013-12-25 12:37:45 PM

globalwarmingpraiser: Look at this asshole. He invited these people into his home to remind them of how much better he is than them. Why didn't he just donate the money to a local soup kitchen. He is no hero, he is just a rich asshole trying to lord over the poors. Damn Republicans will never quit reminding poor people how the rich are better than them.


http://www.ohio.com/news/local/akron-city-council-approves-60-unit-a pa rtment-building-for-veterans-homeless-disabled-in-north-hill-1.451206? localLinksEnabled=false
 
2013-12-25 12:38:04 PM
Fine dining in a world-class restaurant

So he flew them out of Akron?
 
2013-12-25 12:39:02 PM
I'm about to post a public invitation to dinner at my house on Facebook. I planned and already started preparing dinner for 20. Everyone is in some stage of illness and so far only one family of 3 hasn't cancelled.

Day's still young. :/
 
2013-12-25 12:40:20 PM
Chuck Testa made the stuffing.
 
2013-12-25 12:41:13 PM

globalwarmingpraiser: Look at this asshole. He invited these people into his home to remind them of how much better he is than them. Why didn't he just donate the money to a local soup kitchen. He is no hero, he is just a rich asshole trying to lord over the poors. Damn Republicans will never quit reminding poor people how the rich are better than them.


So you need to be shiatty every day of the year?
 
2013-12-25 12:42:39 PM
"Some of these people may never experience fine dining at a world-renowned restaurant," Testa said.

I have never heard of it, but nice plug.
 
2013-12-25 12:44:34 PM
Nice gesture.

Good on him.

Merry Christmas!
 
2013-12-25 12:46:52 PM

ChadM89: I have a lot of mixed feelings about these sort of gestures.


Yeah, me too.  One night of 'fine dining' almost feels like torture and of course only 50 out of 800 get to and then the cost per meal is $20?  I guess that's fine dining in Akron. (kidding, I'm sure that's just the cost of materials and time, I'm sure normally it's $25)

FTA: "They handed me a ticket and said it was for a four-star restaurant. I didn't even know there was one in Akron,"  - said the homeless guy.

Anyway - the guy no doubt gets a tax write-off and free publicity for his restaurant - so there's that.
 
2013-12-25 01:01:48 PM
No good deed goes unpunished, just another day on Fark.

/good job mr. businessman
 
2013-12-25 01:02:12 PM
Only four courses? That's barbaric! Might as well just feed them caviar off a paper plate!
 
2013-12-25 01:11:31 PM
Little do they know that he poisoned the fish.

/yes I know
//I had the lasagna.
 
2013-12-25 01:13:10 PM
Chef Torsten Schulz planned a four-course menu Sunday that included spinach quiche salad, potato leek soup, braised beef short ribs and a chocolate mousse desert.

Not sure that's what they were hoping for....
 
2013-12-25 01:18:15 PM

globalwarmingpraiser: Look at this asshole. He invited these people into his home to remind them of how much better he is than them. Why didn't he just donategive the money to government so they could redistribute it , minus their cut for overhead (regualtions, administration, buildings for the overpaid government employees to show up at ). He is no hero, he is just a rich asshole trying to lord over the poors to undermine government. Damn Republicans will never quit reminding poor people how the rich are better than them.us that government is not always the most effective way.


FTFY
 
2013-12-25 01:18:22 PM

Anne.Uumellmahaye: I'm about to post a public invitation to dinner at my house on Facebook. I planned and already started preparing dinner for 20. Everyone is in some stage of illness and so far only one family of 3 hasn't cancelled.

Day's still young. :/


The SO and I both have bad cases of norovirus.

It blows.
 
2013-12-25 01:24:35 PM

99.998er: "Some of these people may never experience fine dining at a world-renowned restaurant," Testa said.

I have never heard of it, but nice plug.


It's called DBA (for Dante Boccuzzi Akron).  It's near Luigi's, in the space formerly occupied by Chrissie Hynde's Vegiterranean.  I haven't been to it myself, but it's got a decent reputation.
 
2013-12-25 01:27:29 PM

ChadM89: But fah reals, I have a lot of mixed feelings about these sort of gestures. Yes it's a nice thought and all, and hey they got some food, which is great. But if you wanted to actually affect some change in the lives of your local homeless, why not orchestrate something more lasting? Like offer some of them jobs?


OTOH, Sometimes the beauty in this world shows up best in the day-to-day good deeds
 
2013-12-25 01:39:51 PM
There is a legend of a French king who heard of a long lived man over 100 years old and he invited him to a feast to celebrate his long life. The king asked him how old he was and how he managed to live so long and be so healthy now at this ripe old age. The man replied that he was 114 years old on that day, and that he had made it this far in good health bu eating plain meals of potatoes, vegetables and a little meat with good hard work to fill his days. The king had laid out a sumptuous feast of bounteously rich foods from the farthest reaches and invited the man to enjoy all that the king had laid out for him. The man died the next day from the indulgence. There is a tombstone somewhere in France to remember this man. I can't find a link right now to a better telling of the story, but you get the jist.
 
2013-12-25 01:49:00 PM
And then he made them play a game of "Would you rather".
 
2013-12-25 01:55:33 PM

ChadM89: But fah reals, I have a lot of mixed feelings about these sort of gestures. Yes it's a nice thought and all, and hey they got some food, which is great. But if you wanted to actually affect some change in the lives of your local homeless, why not orchestrate something more lasting? Like offer some of them jobs?


Sometimes one day of joy can make the difference. I don't get why every thread has people critical of another's person attempts to improve the world. Instead of biatching on the Internet, why aren't you doing something?
 
2013-12-25 01:57:02 PM

DarkJohnson: ChadM89: I have a lot of mixed feelings about these sort of gestures.

Yeah, me too.  One night of 'fine dining' almost feels like torture and of course only 50 out of 800 get to and then the cost per meal is $20?  I guess that's fine dining in Akron. (kidding, I'm sure that's just the cost of materials and time, I'm sure normally it's $25)

FTA: "They handed me a ticket and said it was for a four-star restaurant. I didn't even know there was one in Akron,"  - said the homeless guy.

Anyway - the guy no doubt gets a tax write-off and free publicity for his restaurant - so there's that.


he's also building a 60 unit apartment building for homeless, disabled, and veterans

Jesus Christ cynical f--kers you lot are today.  It's freaking Christmas, and yeah, money could have gone a lot farther somewhere else (or maybe it wasn't any money at all!) but you know, people who don't usually get an indulgence got one.  And that makes you feel really goddamn happy.

He seems to give a damn and is actively trying to fix a problem he can't stand to see.   GOOD FOR HIM.
 
2013-12-25 01:58:02 PM

Nemo's Brother: Sometimes one day of joy can make the difference.


It would be an interesting read to have a list of   ODOJ = difference stories.

I'll wait right here.
 
2013-12-25 02:02:25 PM
Is that a homeless guy?
Nope, Joel Testa
 
2013-12-25 02:02:59 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: He seems to give a damn and is actively trying to fix a problem he can't stand to see.   GOOD FOR HIM.


Indeed - and I hope it helps.  Seriously, no sarcastic font used.
 
2013-12-25 02:09:25 PM

globalwarmingpraiser: Look at this asshole. He invited these people into his home to remind them of how much better he is than them. Why didn't he just donate the money to a local soup kitchen. He is no hero, he is just a rich asshole trying to lord over the poors. Damn Republicans will never quit reminding poor people how the rich are better than them.


You're gonna need a bigger boat.
 
2013-12-25 02:14:40 PM

DarkJohnson: StreetlightInTheGhetto: He seems to give a damn and is actively trying to fix a problem he can't stand to see.   GOOD FOR HIM.

Indeed - and I hope it helps.  Seriously, no sarcastic font used.


Eh sorry, straw camel etc
 
2013-12-25 02:30:01 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Eh sorry, straw camel etc


Yeah, and I understand how cynical I can sound, too.  Sadly it's because I am.  I've seen a good number of these projects turn into crime districts.  I am curious (but not enough to do further research) as to where the money is coming from.  Feels like tax payers, certainly it is in the form of tax breaks (per the article) for the developer and city infrastructure costs.  

Building and then maintaining the buildings has to cost someone money. If the people living in them have no income, then how can the buildings be sustained?
 
2013-12-25 02:31:43 PM
I thought Wexner.
 
2013-12-25 05:48:49 PM
Good King Wenceslas of the modern day? It's nice he actually remembers what Christmas is supposed to be about, not just the Fox News "Jesus" part but the actual teachings of said religious figure. To quote the carol:

Therefore, Christian men, be sure,
wealth or rank possessing,
ye who now will bless the poor
shall yourselves find blessing

I'm no Christian but even I can get behind that. It's a damn sight better than the Wal-Mart heirs.
 
2013-12-25 09:18:43 PM

uncleacid: Chuck Testa made the stuffing.


I was going to leave disappointed until I saw this.
 
2013-12-25 09:43:19 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: 99.998er: "Some of these people may never experience fine dining at a world-renowned restaurant," Testa said.

I have never heard of it, but nice plug.

It's called DBA (for Dante Boccuzzi Akron).  It's near Luigi's, in the space formerly occupied by Chrissie Hynde's Vegiterranean.  I haven't been to it myself, but it's got a decent reputation.


I've been meaning to try that place. I don't go to Luigi's that often since they don't take credit cards so I keep forgetting about going that way for dinner.
 
2013-12-26 04:05:12 PM
The Total Fark left are the most miserable, bitter and lonely people I have ever had the pleasure of communicating with.

/Maybe it is you, assholes.
 
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