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(KHOU Houston)   Man goes on a 10-day hunger strike to protest: A) Poverty in America B) NSA Spying C) Some 'No Parking' signs posted near his home. "This just won't stand in a civilized society"   (khou.com) divider line 36
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2014-06-07 10:12:07 AM
♫ Well I don't mind where they park
'Cause I'm just a crazy fark
And I don't need many calories
'Cause the sidewalk's my press gallery

But I'm going hungryyyyy ♫
 
2014-06-07 11:15:14 AM
10 days isn't a hunger strike, it's a diet
 
2014-06-07 11:19:56 AM
Your cynicism is duly noted, subby. Look up the word "apathy" on wiki, you will not see this man's photo.
He has principles, and is standing up for them.
We could all learn from this, but we won't.
 
2014-06-07 11:25:02 AM

Rip Dashrock: Your cynicism is duly noted, subby. Look up the word "apathy" on wiki, you will not see this man's photo.
He has principles, and is standing up for them.
We could all learn from this, but we won't.


Of all the things he could protest, he chose this.

I think that was subbys point.
 
2014-06-07 11:25:57 AM
www.110pounds.com
 
2014-06-07 11:31:33 AM
I've never understood the psychology of hunger strikes.  How do you look at a problem and turn to that problem and say "you're doing something I don't like, so I'm going to not hurt you in any way, shape, or form", and somehow expect results?
 
2014-06-07 11:42:17 AM

Jarhead_h: I've never understood the psychology of hunger strikes.  How do you look at a problem and turn to that problem and say "you're doing something I don't like, so I'm going to not hurt you in any way, shape, or form", and somehow expect results?


They work for the incarcerated, because the authorities are ultimately responsible for the well being (I use the term loosely) of their inmates.  I'm not sure what starving oneself on a Texas street with a bunch of tacky signs and a ridiculous minibrella strapped to one's forehead will do, though.  Especially if it's about parking regulations.  He should go to NYC or West Hollywood and see how far down the rabbit hole he can go with his new diet plan.
 
2014-06-07 11:42:20 AM
It's like a bad daily show bit.
 
2014-06-07 11:42:52 AM
i0.wp.com
 
2014-06-07 11:44:34 AM

Jarhead_h: I've never understood the psychology of hunger strikes.  How do you look at a problem and turn to that problem and say "you're doing something I don't like, so I'm going to not hurt you in any way, shape, or form", and somehow expect results?


Gets you on the news and informs your fellow citizens so they can rise up against a corrupt government and your "stupid racist neighbor."
 
2014-06-07 11:44:35 AM
He says he lost 10 pounds but his sign says that he only lost 7.

And I really, really don't blame his neighbors for not wanting a bunch of high schoolers parked up and down their street.
 
2014-06-07 11:48:26 AM

thamike: Jarhead_h: I've never understood the psychology of hunger strikes.  How do you look at a problem and turn to that problem and say "you're doing something I don't like, so I'm going to not hurt you in any way, shape, or form", and somehow expect results?

They work for the incarcerated, because the authorities are ultimately responsible for the well being (I use the term loosely) of their inmates.  I'm not sure what starving oneself on a Texas street with a bunch of tacky signs and a ridiculous minibrella strapped to one's forehead will do, though.  Especially if it's about parking regulations.  He should go to NYC or West Hollywood and see how far down the rabbit hole he can go with his new diet plan.


But again, that doesn't seem like it would work either because in response you just wait till the idiot is too weak to move and then strap his dumb ass to a gurney and IV him.  Keep him alive indefinitely that way.
 
2014-06-07 11:52:17 AM

Jarhead_h: thamike: Jarhead_h: I've never understood the psychology of hunger strikes.  How do you look at a problem and turn to that problem and say "you're doing something I don't like, so I'm going to not hurt you in any way, shape, or form", and somehow expect results?


But again, that doesn't seem like it would work either because in response you just wait till the idiot is too weak to move and then strap his dumb ass to a gurney and IV him.  Keep him alive indefinitely that way.


The five released from Gitmo said this didn't work.
 
2014-06-07 11:56:51 AM

Jarhead_h: I've never understood the psychology of hunger strikes.  How do you look at a problem and turn to that problem and say "you're doing something I don't like, so I'm going to not hurt you in any way, shape, or form", and somehow expect results?


It worked for Gandhi.
 
2014-06-07 11:57:08 AM
Everyone knows to get your point across, you must douse yourself in gasoline and light yourself on fire.
 
2014-06-07 11:59:50 AM
News flash bro: The government doesn't give a fark about your dumbass hunger strike. They are not going to take them signs down, and they are sitting in their offices with their feet up watching you on the news and laughing. At least thats what I would do. Has any hunger strike for something this trivial ever been successful? I'm very curious.
 
2014-06-07 12:02:12 PM
The hopeless imp:
It worked for Gandhi.

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2014-06-07 12:06:13 PM
If they were only in place to keep the high school students from parking there, he could petition the city council to change the "no parking" to "no parking between 7-9 AM". This would let him unload groceries and such and still make it unavailable to the high-schoolers.
 
2014-06-07 12:08:25 PM

Rip Dashrock: Your cynicism is duly noted, subby. Look up the word "apathy" on wiki, you will not see this man's photo.
He has principles, and is standing up for them.
We could all learn from this, but we won't.


My friend is organizing a group because some idiots think bike lanes (painted lines) are 'safer' than the way it is now. To do so, they're eliminating all the on street parking.

The problem for them is that he lived in Europe for several years (Germany, Netherlands, Finland) and he's got 40 years of studies showing they aren't.
 
2014-06-07 12:14:03 PM
In other news, this man's life is so entirely perfect, so completely cut off from the troubles of the rest of the world, that his biggest issue with government is a couple of parking spots, and only because they affect him directly.
 
2014-06-07 12:15:20 PM

Dirty J1: News flash bro: The government doesn't give a fark about your dumbass hunger strike. They are not going to take them signs down, and they are sitting in their offices with their feet up watching you on the news and laughing. At least thats what I would do. Has any hunger strike for something this trivial ever been successful? I'm very curious.


Haven't heard of any like this at all. Probably because everyone gives up before it gets serious. But if this guy really believes his issue is important enough to die over, then it might work. Especially if he gets a lot of support for it.
 
2014-06-07 12:18:00 PM
We need more people like him.


/now if I can only remember what it was Homer was protesting when he chained himself up to that pole
 
2014-06-07 12:23:04 PM
if the kids part there to go to school, then put up a 
no parking from 6 am - noon sign, or make it permit parking.
 
2014-06-07 12:27:07 PM

The hopeless imp: Dirty J1: News flash bro: The government doesn't give a fark about your dumbass hunger strike. They are not going to take them signs down, and they are sitting in their offices with their feet up watching you on the news and laughing. At least thats what I would do. Has any hunger strike for something this trivial ever been successful? I'm very curious.

Haven't heard of any like this at all. Probably because everyone gives up before it gets serious. But if this guy really believes his issue is important enough to die over, then it might work. Especially if he gets a lot of support for it.


I bet even him dying wont affect it, and for something this trivial he's going to need ALOT of support for him to even have a chance. Wish him best of luck, but no cause, even one I believe in, is worth starving myself to death for no reason. It's like a kid holding his breath in a tantrum because he doesn't get a cookie. I've had a kid do that to me and I just watched and smiled. It's physically impossible to suffocate yourself just by holding your breath, natural body functions take over and you will breathe before you die. Needless to say, I won. This guy isn't going to starve himself to death, because logically he has access to food damn new everywhere and his body will finally give in and override his tiny brain, and he will eat. If he was locked away with no food then that would be different, but he's just wandering around the streets, surrounded by restaurants most likely.
 
2014-06-07 01:03:40 PM

Sim Tree: If they were only in place to keep the high school students from parking there, he could petition the city council to change the "no parking" to "no parking between 7-9 AM". This would let him unload groceries and such and still make it unavailable to the high-schoolers.


Nutsac_Jim: if the kids part there to go to school, then put up a 
no parking from 6 am - noon sign, or make it permit parking.


You two just stop this logical argument stuff.  He's not really caring about what he protest, he's an attention whore who wants everyone to notice his self improvement.  First he'll lose a little weight, next he'll do bicycle rides for cyclists rights, then he'll do a weight workout regiment for illegal immigration which will leave him very buffed and tanned from doing it all outside.  Then he'll write a book.
 
2014-06-07 01:05:57 PM

Dirty J1: The hopeless imp: Dirty J1: News flash bro: The government doesn't give a fark about your dumbass hunger strike. They are not going to take them signs down, and they are sitting in their offices with their feet up watching you on the news and laughing. At least thats what I would do. Has any hunger strike for something this trivial ever been successful? I'm very curious.

Haven't heard of any like this at all. Probably because everyone gives up before it gets serious. But if this guy really believes his issue is important enough to die over, then it might work. Especially if he gets a lot of support for it.

I bet even him dying wont affect it, and for something this trivial he's going to need ALOT of support for him to even have a chance. Wish him best of luck, but no cause, even one I believe in, is worth starving myself to death for no reason. It's like a kid holding his breath in a tantrum because he doesn't get a cookie. I've had a kid do that to me and I just watched and smiled. It's physically impossible to suffocate yourself just by holding your breath, natural body functions take over and you will breathe before you die. Needless to say, I won. This guy isn't going to starve himself to death, because logically he has access to food damn new everywhere and his body will finally give in and override his tiny brain, and he will eat. If he was locked away with no food then that would be different, but he's just wandering around the streets, surrounded by restaurants most likely.


What's he going to do, absorb the food through his skin, like osmosis?
 
2014-06-07 01:29:08 PM

Sim Tree: If they were only in place to keep the high school students from parking there, he could petition the city council to change the "no parking" to "no parking between 7-9 AM". This would let him unload groceries and such and still make it unavailable to the high-schoolers.


That's what the signs already say, according to the article.

I still wouldn't be happy about having to move my car every morning at 7AM -- not everyone goes to work that early (not to mention sick days, etc).  Why not a time limit with exceptions for residential permits?
 
2014-06-07 01:34:26 PM
LOL where are all the Tea Party and Bundy supporters rushing to his defense
 
2014-06-07 01:42:46 PM

buserror: Sim Tree: If they were only in place to keep the high school students from parking there, he could petition the city council to change the "no parking" to "no parking between 7-9 AM". This would let him unload groceries and such and still make it unavailable to the high-schoolers.

That's what the signs already say, according to the article.

I still wouldn't be happy about having to move my car every morning at 7AM -- not everyone goes to work that early (not to mention sick days, etc).  Why not a time limit with exceptions for residential permits?


a> park in front of your own house.
b> these are usually in place to keep people from storing their long term pieces of crap in front of or behind other peoples houses.  More of a nuisance.  The  school think can happen too, where people that like to wake up at 8:15 are awakened at 6:30-7:30 by all the quiet high schoolers  and their quiet cars with stock mufflers.
 
2014-06-07 01:52:53 PM

The hopeless imp: Dirty J1: The hopeless imp: Dirty J1: News flash bro: The government doesn't give a fark about your dumbass hunger strike. They are not going to take them signs down, and they are sitting in their offices with their feet up watching you on the news and laughing. At least thats what I would do. Has any hunger strike for something this trivial ever been successful? I'm very curious.

Haven't heard of any like this at all. Probably because everyone gives up before it gets serious. But if this guy really believes his issue is important enough to die over, then it might work. Especially if he gets a lot of support for it.

I bet even him dying wont affect it, and for something this trivial he's going to need ALOT of support for him to even have a chance. Wish him best of luck, but no cause, even one I believe in, is worth starving myself to death for no reason. It's like a kid holding his breath in a tantrum because he doesn't get a cookie. I've had a kid do that to me and I just watched and smiled. It's physically impossible to suffocate yourself just by holding your breath, natural body functions take over and you will breathe before you die. Needless to say, I won. This guy isn't going to starve himself to death, because logically he has access to food damn new everywhere and his body will finally give in and override his tiny brain, and he will eat. If he was locked away with no food then that would be different, but he's just wandering around the streets, surrounded by restaurants most likely.

What's he going to do, absorb the food through his skin, like osmosis?


No, either he's going to be so racked with with hunger that he goes to a place to eat, accepts food from a concerned stranger, or in desperation will find a discarded sandwich in the trash. He will become so hungry that his natural instinct to eat will cloud his mind and the hunger strike attitude will be shadowed by it. Maybe if his will is strong enough he could indeed starve himself to death, but eventually the reality of the situation will hopefully take hold and he will realize its not worth dying for some no parking signs. Like i said, this guy is the adult equivalent of a child who holds his breath in tantrum over not getting a cookie.
 
2014-06-07 01:59:41 PM

Begoggle: LOL where are all the Tea Party and Bundy supporters rushing to his defense


They aren't hungry, they're armed to the teeth.


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2014-06-07 02:01:02 PM
www.wnd.com
 
2014-06-07 02:57:46 PM

thamike: Jarhead_h: I've never understood the psychology of hunger strikes.  How do you look at a problem and turn to that problem and say "you're doing something I don't like, so I'm going to not hurt you in any way, shape, or form", and somehow expect results?

They work for the incarcerated, because the authorities are ultimately responsible for the well being (I use the term loosely) of their inmates.  I'm not sure what starving oneself on a Texas street with a bunch of tacky signs and a ridiculous minibrella strapped to one's forehead will do, though.  Especially if it's about parking regulations.  He should go to NYC or West Hollywood and see how far down the rabbit hole he can go with his new diet plan.


And they can work for large movements against the government, if the striker has a large following and his/her strike will motivate others to intervene as the strike becomes more severe--like Gandhi's strikes against the British government. But the striker has to already have lots of followers who actually care about his cause. They have to care if he dies before he starts the strike, not if he starts first and then tries to get support, AND it has to be a cause they care about, like independence from Britain, not where a couple of no-parking signs are located.
 
2014-06-07 05:49:13 PM

Dirty J1: No, either he's going to be so racked with with hunger that he goes to a place to eat, accepts food from a concerned stranger, or in desperation will find a discarded sandwich in the trash. He will become so hungry that his natural instinct to eat will cloud his mind and the hunger strike attitude will be shadowed by it. Maybe if his will is strong enough he could indeed starve himself to death, but eventually the reality of the situation will hopefully take hold and he will realize its not worth dying for some no parking signs. Like i said, this guy is the adult equivalent of a child who holds his breath in tantrum over not getting a cookie.


So you're saying it's impossible to starve yourself to death, right? These people would disagree with you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:People_who_died_on_hunger_strik e Well, probably not, since they're dead.
 
2014-06-07 07:13:46 PM

The hopeless imp: Dirty J1: No, either he's going to be so racked with with hunger that he goes to a place to eat, accepts food from a concerned stranger, or in desperation will find a discarded sandwich in the trash. He will become so hungry that his natural instinct to eat will cloud his mind and the hunger strike attitude will be shadowed by it. Maybe if his will is strong enough he could indeed starve himself to death, but eventually the reality of the situation will hopefully take hold and he will realize its not worth dying for some no parking signs. Like i said, this guy is the adult equivalent of a child who holds his breath in tantrum over not getting a cookie.

So you're saying it's impossible to starve yourself to death, right? These people would disagree with you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:People_who_died_on_hunger_strik e Well, probably not, since they're dead.


And I'm curious to as whether or not their strikes even succeeded. Willing to bet most of the 32 people in that article died for nothing. And after looking at a few random ones, their causes were rather big deals..... This guy is protesting no parking signs..... If he starves himself he's not a martyr, he's a retard. I kind of hope he does. And I didnt really say it was impossible, I annotated that it could be possible if their will was strong enough.
 
2014-06-08 02:12:04 AM

Dirty J1: The hopeless imp: Dirty J1: No, either he's going to be so racked with with hunger that he goes to a place to eat, accepts food from a concerned stranger, or in desperation will find a discarded sandwich in the trash. He will become so hungry that his natural instinct to eat will cloud his mind and the hunger strike attitude will be shadowed by it. Maybe if his will is strong enough he could indeed starve himself to death, but eventually the reality of the situation will hopefully take hold and he will realize its not worth dying for some no parking signs. Like i said, this guy is the adult equivalent of a child who holds his breath in tantrum over not getting a cookie.

So you're saying it's impossible to starve yourself to death, right? These people would disagree with you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:People_who_died_on_hunger_strik e Well, probably not, since they're dead.

And I'm curious to as whether or not their strikes even succeeded. Willing to bet most of the 32 people in that article died for nothing. And after looking at a few random ones, their causes were rather big deals..... This guy is protesting no parking signs..... If he starves himself he's not a martyr, he's a retard. I kind of hope he does. And I didnt really say it was impossible, I annotated that it could be possible if their will was strong enough.


I agree with some of your points. And yeah, a lot of them kept up their strike right to the end. But I do want to correct you - according to the guy's web site, it's about much more than the no parking sign on his block. He's protesting the corruption in the local government.
I don't expect him to die though. Not because he'll quit, but because he'll be hospitalized involuntarily and force fed.
 
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