ColonelCathcart: Weaver95: Doktor_Zhivago: Like anyone is actually gonna enforce that shiat.Oh I suspect they will enforce it.Against a church feeding the homeless? I'm not so sure they will enforce it, but you better believe they're going to go after a *business* that flaunts the law and cannot afford a good lawyer.Like jaywalking in New York....
Doktor_Zhivago: Like anyone is actually gonna enforce that shiat.
jvl: Damn the Man for making people who feed the homeless conform to basic standards of sanitation and passing a health inspection! Damn him to heck!
EngineerAU: Oh please. Most of these churches only care about feeding homeless to keep them away from their suburbs. Churches are some of the worst about dumping homeless on downtowns using the excuse their little town doesn't have homeless services so it's better to dump them off in the nearest big city park. There is no law that will prevent churches from renting a bus, taking the homeless back to their churches, and letting them eat there. Heck, most of the churches already own a few econoline vans or full size buses. The churches in the downtowns already know how to deal with the homeless populations and have permanent kitchens. It's the suburban and rural churches who want photo ops and act like they're visiting the zoo feeding the animals so they can pat themselves on the back for doing close to nothing. If they actually cared about the homeless they'd stop feeding them in the park like they're pigeons and start working on the issues that caused the homelessness in the first place. But that's hard and doesn't make for quick and easy newsletter photos so it's left to the shrinking downtown churches to handle it all on their own while suburbanites cry on and on about 'those scary people' in the city.
Weaver95: ColonelCathcart: Weaver95: Doktor_Zhivago: Like anyone is actually gonna enforce that shiat.Oh I suspect they will enforce it.Against a church feeding the homeless? I'm not so sure they will enforce it, but you better believe they're going to go after a *business* that flaunts the law and cannot afford a good lawyer.Like jaywalking in New York....no, authoritarians don't give a f*ck about morality. they spent good money passing that law and making sure there were no loopholes. you can damn well be sure they're going to make sure everyone complies.
lostcat: So the local government is trying to protect local restaurants by making it harder for food trucks to compete with them?And yet a search for Walmarts in Birmingham, AL, turns up THREE locations?I'm so confused by the idea that local stores, where people go to buy goods, didn't need protection from Walmart, but local restaurants, where people go to sit and eat meals, need to be protected from trucks that sell food.
Ambivalence: Doktor_Zhivago: Like anyone is actually gonna enforce that shiat.Why would anyone pass a law they don't mean or want to enforce? (That's a rhetorical quesiton. Yes I do realize that Christian Conservatives wouldn't want to enforce laws protecting OTHER people's religion and that's a great example, but still)
anuran: Look at what happens whenever Food, Not Bombs tries to feed people. Even in hippy-dippy liberal Oregon they send in the SWAT team
fusillade762: You'd think there'd be an exemption since they're not charging and I doubt they're actually cooking the food in the truck. But what do I know.Wonder if they could get around this by unloading the truck onto a wheelbarrow or something and distributing the food from there?
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