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Too dumb to check: Bloomberg blocks food donations for homeless due to salt and fat content
Hotair ^ | 03/20/2012 | AllahPundit

Posted on 03/20/2012 6:46:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

I really did think it was too dumb to check. I saw this column in the Post yesterday and passed on blogging it because I figured it’d turn out to be an exaggeration. Nope. That’s what I get for giving the benefit of the doubt to a guy who worries about people on food stamps buying sugary drinks.

You might die cold and hungry on the streets of New York, my friends, but at least you won’t have to worry about high salt intake.

In conjunction with a mayoral task force and the Health Department, the Department of Homeless Services recently started enforcing new nutritional rules for food served at city shelters. Since DHS can’t assess the nutritional content of donated food, shelters have to turn away good Samaritans…

DHS Commissioner Seth Diamond says the ban on food donations is consistent with Mayor Bloomberg’s emphasis on improving nutrition for all New Yorkers. A new interagency document controls what can be served at facilities — dictating serving sizes as well as salt, fat and calorie contents, plus fiber minimums and condiment recommendations.

The city also cites food-safety issues with donations, but it’s clear that the real driver behind the ban is the Bloomberg dietary diktats.

What is with this guy running his little nutritional experiments on the city’s poorest people? Are they simply targets of opportunity, dependent upon NYC’s government for survival and therefore forced to follow whatever pleasure-stifling nannyism Bloomberg can cook up for them? Or does he focus on the poor because in America cheap eats tend to be bad eats, which leads (paradoxically) to more obese poor people? Or maybe it’s a preventive measure aimed at minimizing health-care costs for the poor by improving their diets before they get sick? Or maybe Bloomberg just has deep psychological issues about salt? All theories are welcome.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; food; homeless

1 posted on 03/20/2012 6:46:50 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL! Nanny staters are such a bunch of buffoons.


2 posted on 03/20/2012 6:51:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The first lesson you learn as a pollster is that people are stupid. - Dem pollster, Tom Jensen)
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To: SeekAndFind

You are the salt of the Earth.


3 posted on 03/20/2012 6:56:23 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Saltine Crackers have Salt??? ? Who knew?)
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To: SeekAndFind

He is such a little dumbass sissy! Can’t stand to listen to him.

Maybe he could share ONE of his home with the HOMELESS..

http://img.ezinemark.com/imagemanager2/files/30006024/2011/08/2011-08-18-10-04-06-6-the-georgian-style-home-of-mayor-michael-bloomberg.jpeg

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR5j6YVB98rrtNsj0SIgl8uOJsRD61L6SRgWiExyvHnSWjaFfo8

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jVTxBl0lT7Q/TvxvziwKOpI/AAAAAAAASZA/0yicezZMf0U/s1600/MichaelBloombergHome300.jpg


4 posted on 03/20/2012 6:57:03 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: SeekAndFind

Michael Bloomberg is an asshole.

Apologies to anal sphincters everywhere.


5 posted on 03/20/2012 6:57:55 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: SeekAndFind
Idiot! Moron!

Starving people *need* fat and salt you inbred pathetic piece of crap! People all over the would live eating fat and salt dumbass, and have for thousands of years!

What is wrong with these people! I swear Liberals are from Mars or someplace in outer space. They certainly think like they just got to Earth and don't know the common sense rules of almost any other human being.

6 posted on 03/20/2012 6:58:12 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: SeekAndFind
I think this is starting nation wide. Sad, when compassionate citizens cannot help their brother.
7 posted on 03/20/2012 7:00:45 PM PDT by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bloomberg: Leftism out of control. This guy may be a Republican, but in name only. He’s a nanny know-it-all into business that is none of his.


8 posted on 03/20/2012 7:04:14 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Bloomberg blocks food donations for homeless due to … salt and fat content

MREs for soldiers are often high in salt and fat because of the physical demands on their bodies - high stress, dangerous environments, excess cold, excess heat, exhaustion, sleep deprivation, etc.

Those factors ALSO apply to MANY of the homeless, if you think about it. So the food should fit the need, here - and Bloomberg is depriving them of just what they need.

What a coincidence.

9 posted on 03/20/2012 7:06:27 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Actually Bloomberg is the perfect example of a republican.


10 posted on 03/20/2012 7:08:19 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( "It happened. And we let it happen. - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: rockinqsranch

RE: This guy may be a Republican, but in name only.

Bloomberg left the Republican party in 2007 to become an Independent.


11 posted on 03/20/2012 7:10:12 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does anyone else see the irony of the 45th richest man in the world, multi-billionaire Mike dictating the meals served at homeless shelters and restaurants full of his fellow democrats?


12 posted on 03/20/2012 7:13:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: SeekAndFind

Now, when the homeless die of starvation, they can thank Bloomberg that their trans-fats are low.


13 posted on 03/20/2012 7:14:14 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: SeekAndFind

Also designed to destroy private charity in favor of government control. Sick.

I have a friend who volunteers in NJ, drives a truck around to pick up food donations and brings them to shelters and convents in NYC, which then feed the homeless. Sounds like his efforts are now illegal!


14 posted on 03/20/2012 7:15:00 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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Here’s a comment fom the link: “Maybe he’s more shrewd than we think. Perhaps he’s intent on pushing the homeless out of the city by using hyper-liberalism as a cloak?”

Ten there is also this from Bloomberg 2009. City Aids Homeless With One-Way Tickets Home
The Bloomberg administration, which has struggled with a seemingly intractable problem of homelessness for years, has paid for more than 550 families to leave the city since 2007, as a way of keeping them out of the expensive shelter system, which costs $36,000 a year per family. All it takes is for a relative elsewhere to agree to take the family in.

They are flown to Paris ($6,332), Orlando ($858.40), Johannesburg ($2,550.70), or most frequently, San Juan ($484.20).
“We have paid for visas, we’ve gone down to the consulate, we’ve provided letters, we’ve paid for passports for people to go. Anyone who comes through our door.”

One family with 10 children accepted an offer to go to Puerto Rico on a nonstop JetBlue flight. An adventurous but ultimately unlucky Michigan couple drove to the city in search of jobs and a new life. They got $400 in gas cards to drive back.

One set of parents agreed to move to France with their three children to be with the mother’s family. The $6,332 travel cost included five plane tickets to Paris and five train tickets to the town of Granville, in the northwest.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/29/nyregion/29oneway.html?_r=1


15 posted on 03/20/2012 7:21:45 PM PDT by anglian
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To: SeekAndFind; rockinqsranch
Bloomberg left the Republican party in 2007 to become an Independent.

Not to mention that Bloomberg left the Democrat party in 2001 to become a Republican, thereby gaining a chance to win the primary for mayor.

16 posted on 03/20/2012 7:24:01 PM PDT by okie01
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To: SeekAndFind

(In a lisping, swishy voice) “Under my administration, the homeless are dying with absolutely perfect cholesterol levels, both HDL and LDL, and much lower then average blood pressure. I’ll put that record against that of any of my predecessors.”


17 posted on 03/20/2012 7:25:02 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: SeekAndFind

Gosh. These out of touch politicians would rather the poor starve from lack of donations to the food bank, and they won’t care. Bastids.


18 posted on 03/20/2012 7:26:31 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let them eat arugula.


19 posted on 03/20/2012 7:40:56 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The homeless should have nothing but arugula and water, whatever the hell that is!!
20 posted on 03/20/2012 7:44:11 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I think I saw an arugula back in the swamp one day, a gator got it! It screamed like Medea Benjamin as it died, lots of tonsil rattle!


21 posted on 03/20/2012 7:48:13 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: pogo101

Now, when the homeless die of starvation, they can thank Bloomberg that their trans-fats are low.


He’s just doing what the left demands. If the homeless die of starvation because there is too much salt in the food, well,,,you have to expect some collateral damage. Can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs.


22 posted on 03/20/2012 7:48:43 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: SeekAndFind

New York voted for him. New York DESERVES him.


23 posted on 03/20/2012 8:09:12 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: napscoordinator

Also keeps those pesky Christians out of the charity racket ... “sorry, have to shut you down for health code violations”


24 posted on 03/20/2012 8:27:52 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bloomberg should import some NORKs to teach the homeless how to live off twigs and bark.


25 posted on 03/20/2012 8:29:36 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: rockinqsranch
This guy may be a Republican, but in name only.

He is the epitome of "in name only" because he has never been and will never be a Republican. He only switched his party affiliation because there were so many in the dem Mayor primary in NY. Once he one the Rep nomination he basically bought his way into the seat and has continued to pay to stay there.

He has a Napoleonic complex, plain and simple.

26 posted on 03/20/2012 8:49:14 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Terry Mross

Imagine what President Mitt will be like.


27 posted on 03/20/2012 8:57:32 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: SeekAndFind
dictating serving sizes as well as salt, fat and calorie contents, plus fiber minimums and condiment recommendations.

The city also provides food consumption supervisors who make sure that those who receive the donated food chew it properly before swallowing.

28 posted on 03/20/2012 9:10:21 PM PDT by TChad
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To: 240B

Liberals not only act like they just got to Earth and don’t know the common sense rules, they also act like they are smarter than everybody else. They act like they are a ruling class, endowed by our Creator with a divine right to rule over us.


29 posted on 03/20/2012 9:24:47 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: TChad

isn’t it nice that Bloomberg wants the homeless to get their daily intake of fiber?


30 posted on 03/20/2012 9:28:14 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego
isn’t it nice that Bloomberg wants the homeless to get their daily intake of fiber?

No.

31 posted on 03/20/2012 9:36:44 PM PDT by TChad
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To: SeekAndFind

I think he is crazy like a fox...less donations from the public means... well the ‘government’ has to step in and provide more...and where does the ‘government’ get more from... why you of course, now everyone gets to ‘share their wealth’.


32 posted on 03/21/2012 7:40:23 AM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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