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China billionaire to take 250 NYC homeless to lunch
cnbc ^ | 6-25-2014

Posted on 06/25/2014 6:41:09 AM PDT by Citizen Zed

It certainly isn't breakfast at Tiffany's, but New York's homeless are getting something pretty darn close.

A Chinese recycling billionaire has promised $300 and a high-priced lunch to 250 residents of Manhattan's shelters at the Boathouse restaurant in Central Park, according to NBC New York.

As guests lunch on sesame-seed encrusted tuna, beef filet, and berries with creme fraiche, host Chen Guangbiao, will serenade them by singing "We are the World."

Guangbiao, 46, says that he is trying to deconstruct the image of wealthy Chinese spending too much on luxuries by having this event.

(Excerpt) Read more at mob.cnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: billionaires
I would take them to the local China Buffet instead and let them fill their camel humps.
1 posted on 06/25/2014 6:41:09 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

High priced lunch? They probably need basic foodstuffs, shoes, blankets, a blow up mattress, and toiletries. How about paying for job training?


2 posted on 06/25/2014 6:44:26 AM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: Citizen Zed

Yeah but Obama takes over 47% of Americans to lunch every day.


3 posted on 06/25/2014 6:46:15 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Citizen Zed

So how will the starving homeless people in his Country take this? I would bet he pays his people 50 cents an hour...nice gesture but it’s a bunch of BS.


4 posted on 06/25/2014 6:46:34 AM PDT by oust the louse (The Democratic Party might as well be called the Death Party. Abortion & ObamaCare/death panels.)
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To: Citizen Zed

I didn’t think we had homeless under Obama. Where is the media?


5 posted on 06/25/2014 6:47:44 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Citizen Zed

“Guangbiao, 46, says that he is trying to deconstruct the image of wealthy Chinese spending too much on luxuries...”

By spending too much on luxuries?
Donate the money and/or time to a church based soup kitchen would be my advice to him.
Oh, and also, don’t torture them with “we are the world.”


6 posted on 06/25/2014 6:47:45 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Citizen Zed

More nonsense. The real problem is that the “homeless” are refractory mentally ill people. Liberals, with their touching concern for their civil rights, closed the facilities where these unfortunate people were housed, clothed and fed.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 6:50:05 AM PDT by allendale
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What about tomorrow? hahahahahahahhaaaaa
He should teach them to fish . ..
8 posted on 06/25/2014 6:53:28 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: ├čudda├čudd

What about tomorrow? The news story will be 250 NYC homeless defecate in street.


9 posted on 06/25/2014 6:57:58 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Citizen Zed

Why not just take them back to China?


10 posted on 06/25/2014 6:59:10 AM PDT by Patriot365
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To: Citizen Zed

i’d like to see the pics of this event. imagine homeless people sitting down with white table cloths, eating fancy food? the silver platters? the serenading?

surreal...


11 posted on 06/25/2014 7:07:57 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Citizen Zed

How does one live in a “communist” country and become a billionaire?


12 posted on 06/25/2014 7:09:52 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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seems to be a pattern note fall of communism in the USSR.


13 posted on 06/25/2014 7:12:05 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Citizen Zed

And the next day, when they’re back in the gutter, starving, how many of them will be so demoralized they slit their wrists? Liberals are cold hearted.


14 posted on 06/25/2014 7:15:41 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee, welcome home we missed you! ~ ├×)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt
Oh, and also, don’t torture them with “we are the world.”

Why does that remind Me of the scene in Good Morning Vietnam with the Bar scene of Been through the desert on a horse with no name song?

15 posted on 06/25/2014 7:26:59 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Citizen Zed
How will this play out in China? Will Moms start threatening their kids to eat the vegetables because they are fortunate, unlike all the people starving in America?


16 posted on 06/25/2014 7:43:59 AM PDT by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men.)
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To: oust the louse

Exactly.

Plus it appears he will be torturing them with his singing.


17 posted on 06/25/2014 8:15:52 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: allendale

Bingo! It is downright cruel to let these people roam the streets when they are incapable of making their own life decisions.


18 posted on 06/25/2014 8:17:07 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: edpc

The news story will be 250 NYC homeless defecate in street.

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I am wondering what that restaurant is going to look like afterwards....


19 posted on 06/25/2014 8:18:05 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: camle

you would think a shower beforehand would be the least he could do......

this is downright wrong. send the money to a church or housing shelter based service.


20 posted on 06/25/2014 9:49:44 AM PDT by changeNOTneeded
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To: doug from upland

http://oapedia.com/oa/Homeless_Shopping_Spree


21 posted on 06/25/2014 9:56:59 AM PDT by sopwith (LIVE FREE OR DIE)
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To: changeNOTneeded

can’t do that! it would a) help more people and b) not be so much a publicity generator. and we all know appearances are more important than fact.


22 posted on 06/25/2014 10:52:57 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: BykrBayb

he’s buying the stairway to ....


23 posted on 06/25/2014 10:54:14 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: camle

you would think a shower beforehand would be the least he could do......

this is downright wrong. send the money to a church or housing shelter based service.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 12:06:53 PM PDT by changeNOTneeded
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