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  • Free food! You just need to know where to Look.

    07/01/2016 10:34:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 1 | Bronwen Latimer
    To be a freegan is to be a person who avoids exchanging money for food and other items — you recycle what is still good instead. To accomplish this, however, one has to be creative, maybe even nocturnal. “After the markets close, the shopkeepers put food on the sidewalk,” explains Aliza Eliazarov, who discovered this world of freeganism while on a newspaper assignment about dumpster diving. “Most of the food doesn’t even make it into the trash because people are there waiting for it.” Eliazarov, who has a degree in environmental engineering and an interest in conservation and preservation, signed...
  • A Blogger Found Secret U.S. Justice Department Documents in a Dumpster in Austria

    09/09/2014 4:18:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 9-9-14 | Kaveh Waddell
    A former U.S. ambassador is being investigated for laundering, according to papers found in a garbage container in Vienna. Zalmay Khalilzad, a former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq, is being investigated for money laundering, and several of his wife's bank accounts have been frozen in connection with the probe. The Justice Department investigation only became public on Sunday, when a blogger found relevant documents in a garbage container used by a state prosecutor's office in Vienna and posted them online. A day later, Austrian magazine Profil reported on the case.
  • Shocking photo: late-term aborted baby lies in open casket at city hall funeral (Graphic Alert!)

    07/25/2011 3:57:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 63 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 25, 2011 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    Esther in her coffin at the service at which pro-life activists honored her body and her life. Orlando, FL, July 25, 2011 ( – On this past Thursday, July 21, Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, preached at a memorial service for an aborted baby girl. The child was intact and her body was retrieved after a late-term abortion. The memorial service, organized by Operation Save America, was held outside of City Hall in Orlando. “We are here because this baby was killed in the darkness, and we come to honor her in the bright light of...
  • State prepares to release Palin emails

    06/01/2011 8:30:23 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 44 replies · 1+ views
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | May 31st, 2011 10:01 PM | Sean Cockerham
    The state is about to release more than 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin's emails from her time as governor. But officials are also going to withhold another 2,415 pages the state deems privileged, personal or otherwise exempt from Alaska's disclosure laws. News organizations that requested the records include the Daily News, the Associated Press,, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and CNN. Individuals include Geoffrey Dunn, author of the recently published book "The Lies of Sarah Palin," and Andree McLeod of Anchorage, who has had ethics complaints against Palin dismissed by the state.
  • Palin Contract Found in Trash Sparks Probe

    04/14/2010 10:57:29 AM PDT · by camerongood210 · 87 replies · 2,756+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4-14-10 | Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO, California -- A document fished out of a California state university trash bin last week has prompted a state investigation into the university's foundation arm and its refusal to disclose details related to Sarah Palin's upcoming speech at the school. On Tuesday, California Attorney General Jerry Brown said his office would look into the finances of the California State University, Stanislaus Foundation, as well as allegations that the nonprofit organization violated public disclosure laws by keeping details of Palin's contract secret.
  • ACORN Scandal, Part 2: The Evidentiary Phase

    11/23/2009 11:24:05 AM PST · by BAW · 18 replies · 1,473+ views ^ | Nov 23, 2009 | Andrew Breibart
    The last two months of the growing ACORN scandal has focused on the damning videos shot by James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles. In seven out of eight offices, ACORN employees attempted to aid and abet O’Keefe and Giles’ illicit “scheme” to establish a brothel for underage illegal-immigrant prostitutes from Central America. . That phase has been tabled for a future date, as I forthrightly stated last Thursday evening to Attorney General Eric Holder on FOX NEWS’ Hannity show. The next phase will be the evidentiary phase. Starting with, but not limited to an extraordinary document dump at the San Diego...
  • Lost Vegas (People living in storm drains)

    09/23/2009 6:53:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 5,018+ views
    The UK Sun ^ | September 23, 2009 | Pete Samson
    LOVEBIRDS Steven and Kathryn share a well-organised home in bustling Las Vegas. They have a neat, if compact kitchen, a furnished living area, and a bedroom complete with double bed, wardrobe and bookshelf featuring a wide selection including a Frank Sinatra biography and Spanish phrase book. And they make their money in some of the biggest casinos in the world. But their life is far from the ordinary. Because, along with hundreds of others, the couple are part of a secret community living in the dark and dirty underground flood tunnels below the famous strip. Rather than working in the...
  • Couple robbed while inside dumpster

    09/15/2009 4:35:47 PM PDT · by BJClinton · 72 replies · 1,570+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 09/14/2009 | STAN FINGER
    WICHITA — A man and woman decided to give the phrase "dumpster diving" a new twist over the weekend, crawling inside one on North Waco so they could be alone. But while they were engaged in what Wichita police described as "an intimate moment," they were robbed by a man armed with a pocket knife. It all unfolded shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of North Waco, police said, when the man and woman, both 44, crawled into a dumpster for privacy. A short time later, a 59-year-old man and his 64-year-old companion interrupted the couple inside...
  • For anyone who is hungry or eating poorly, I have a secret to share. (Hussein's America)

    02/01/2009 5:26:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 87 replies · 3,801+ views
    2/01/09 | Unknown
    For anyone who is hungry or eating poorly, I have a secret to share. Here is some advice for those who are hungry: My partner and I don't have enough money to eat well and neither do our friends. But we have a little secret I'd like to share with you--on one condition--you have to share the food you find with others and also use good judgment. This works best if you live in a suburb or a small city. (Those in NYC and LA might want to ignore this advice.) I live in a city of about a million...
  • Extreme recycling: Food, furniture, diapers (Dumpster Diving)

    03/27/2008 8:39:01 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 33 replies · 1,135+ views
    CNN ^ | 03/27/2008 | Sarah Jio
    (LifeWire) -- Madeline Nelson finds a bag of slightly bruised apples and day-old bread left in a supermarket's Dumpster too tempting to pass up. "A lot of perfectly good food is thrown away," says Nelson, a spokeswoman for, a New York City group that promotes "freeganism," which eschews conventional commerce in favor of a lifestyle that uses minimal resources. Freegans try not to buy things new -- not even food. Jumping into a garbage bin may sound scary, but Nelson, 52, who lives in Brooklyn, says it's no big deal. Humans, she says, are "hardwired to be foragers." For...
  • Fate of World Economy Lies with U.S. Housing --Greenspan

    10/02/2007 7:27:22 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 80 replies · 279+ views
    Sign on San Diego ^ | 10/1/2007 | Sumeet Desai
    LONDON – The fate of the world economy hinges on what happens to house prices in America and that may not be a good thing, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan said on Monday. Speaking at the Reuters headquarters in London, the former Fed chair delivered a gloomy prognosis on the state of the global economy – U.S. house prices are likely to fall further and they could drag the rest of the world with them. * * * “The critical variable in this judgement is the price of homes in the United States,” said Greenspan, who ran the U.S....
  • “Freegan” Lifestyle Hailed as a Model to Save the Earth

    09/18/2007 3:46:55 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies · 102+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 15 Sep 2007 | John Semmens
    “Freegans” pursue a lifestyle based upon making use of other people’s discards. Daily activities include trolling curbsides for discarded clothes and furniture, rummaging in trash bins for discarded food and begging for hand-outs. Freegans typically live as squatters in abandoned buildings, in government-subsidized apartments, or with family and friends. Harry Bong, a self-described Freegan, waxed enthusiastic about the lifestyle. “Hey, America is the land of the free and the home of the brave,” said Bong. “We’re living the dream. We get stuff free. And you have to be a little brave to eat food from a dumpster. I’m saving the...
  • Trashed maps spur TSA damage control

    06/20/2007 11:47:01 AM PDT · by JZelle · 17 replies · 590+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-20-07 | Audrey Hudson
    Homeland Security officials are being warned not to toss secret documents that could compromise transportation security into the ordinary trash after hundreds of such papers marked "sensitive" reportedly were found in a city trash container near the Orlando International Airport in Florida. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) used its most recent newsletter to tell employees not to throw away outdated materials stamped as "Sensitive Security Information" (SSI). "There have been recent news stories about a young person who went Dumpster diving near a major airport and found an airport binder that contained documents marked as [SSI]", the newsletter said.
  • CA Professionals Dine Out Of Dumpsters

    12/01/2006 12:13:59 PM PST · by Froufrou · 75 replies · 1,443+ views ^ | 11/29/06 | Doug Oakley
    Cynthia Powell and Stephen Vajda are unabashed Dumpster divers who get much of their weekly food from garbage cans. The two educated Berkeley, Calif., professionals - who are not hungry or otherwise in need - say they are motivated by a growing conservation movement with a mantra that wasting resources, especially food, is shameful. Powell and Vajda estimate they can save up to $100 a week by dining on day-old bread, vegetables and sometimes chocolate from commercial garbage cans. The two estimated they know at least a half dozen like-minded people in Berkeley who regularly dine out - way out....
  • Berkeleyite Wash Poster: To Protest Bush, Capitalism Just Go Dumpster Diving

    08/16/2006 10:12:49 AM PDT · by freemarket_kenshepherd · 33 replies · 893+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | August 16, 2006 | Ken Shepherd
    Out: the media showing homeless people scrounging for food in dumpster as an indictment of the economy under conservative presidents. In: the media showing middle class young people scrounging for food in dumpsters as an indictment of capitalism’s success. Washington Post staff writer Megan Greenwell devoted her article on the front page of the August 16 Metro section to the new trend for young liberal dumpster divers. Prince Frederick, Md teen Bryan Meadows “considers himself a ‘freegan,’” Greenwell wrote, describing the term as “a melding of the words ‘free’ and ‘vegan’” because Meadows “tries not to contribute to what he...
  • Terrorist Blamed His Failure on Bush

    02/10/2006 4:59:54 AM PST · by Terrence DoGood · 53 replies · 2,488+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Feb 10, 2006 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Homegrown terrorist Jeffrey Leon Battle considered America the “land of the kaffirs,” or unbelievers, and the American people “pigs.” He once lamented to an acquaintance—who happened to be a government informant—that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks did not sufficiently damage the U.S. economy. “This is the land of the enemy,” he said of his own country in a May 8, 2002, conversation secretly recorded by the government. He explained to a friend how his “burning desire” to become an Islamic martyr had inspired his aborted quest to join forces with al Qaeda in Afghanistan, where he could kill American...
  • People Dumpster Diving For Wendy's Promotion

    12/29/2005 5:57:49 PM PST · by wjersey · 9 replies · 1,530+ views
    WCAU (Philadelphia) ^ | 12/29/2005 | Staff
    Dumpster diving has become popular among some fast-food consumers, thanks to a Wendy’s Restaurant promotion for free airfare. Wendy’s has partnered with Coca-Cola and AirTran Airlines in a promotional deal in which consumers who collect 32 soft-drink cups with a yellow ticket on the side can redeem the tickets for a free one-way ticket on an AirTran flight. Sixty-four tickets earn a consumer a roundtrip ticket. Those trying to earn the free airfare can go about it the old fashioned way by purchasing 32 soft drinks, sizes 20 or 32 ounces, from a Wendy’s restaurant. Other collectors have learned that...
  • 'Freegan' activists reject consumer waste by digging through trash for food

    11/24/2005 1:05:59 PM PST · by VictoryGal · 35 replies · 959+ views ^ | 11/24/05 | Desmond Butler
    NEW YORK -- Dinner shared by a group of friends at a well-appointed Greenwich Village apartment featured eggplant Parmesan with a salad of mixed greens and avocado dressing. The guests already had snacked on hors d'oeuvres of smoked mozzarella and crackers. Not bad considering the diners find their food by digging through garbage. They call themselves "freegans," a play on the words "vegan"-- vegetarians who avoid all animal products, including dairy -- and "free." In an ideological rejection of consumer waste, they only eat food that's been discarded.
  • Hunt treasure in dumpsters, thrift stores

    10/25/2005 6:37:45 PM PDT · by SJackson · 63 replies · 2,519+ views
    Wisconsin Dells Events ^ | 10-25-05 | Kay Lapp James
    Before I could write my column this week, I had to take an hour off to watch "Antiques Roadshow" on PBS, locally WHA. It feeds my fantasy of finding or buying an item and have it turn out to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. The show always has a few people who either bought an item at a yard sale for a dollar or two or found it. For example, Monday's show featured a man who went dumpster diving and found a rare print by John Turnbull of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It was worth...
  • Diving for dinner: Scavengers make statement in trash bins

    12/27/2004 3:30:59 PM PST · by KneelBeforeZod · 32 replies · 1,012+ views
    billings gazette ^ | December 12, 2004 | BY MONSY ALVARADO
    HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Peaches, plums, oranges, cantaloupe, butternut squash, red peppers, jicama, a mess of cucumbers. All fragrant, ripe, ready to eat. And all plucked out of Dumpsters by a squad of young friends who feed on the edible treasures they find in the garbage of North Jersey's restaurants and markets. They're known as freegans -- though Dumpster-divers might be more apt. They have the resources to buy their food, but they prefer harvesting it this way to make a political statement. "It feels good when you watch all those people paying for food," Jeff Wiesner, a 19-year-old from Tenafly,...