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  • Shelves in Two Lousiana Walmarts Cleared When Welfare Recipients Thought They Were Getting Free Food

    10/14/2013 10:29:37 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 217 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 14, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd confirms they were called in to help the employees at Walmart because there were so many people clearing off the shelves. He says Walmart was so packed, “It was worse than any black Friday” that he’s ever seen. Lynd explained the cards weren’t showing limits and they called corporate Walmart, whose spokesman said to let the people use the cards anyway. From 7 to 9 p.m., people were loading up their carts, but when the cards began showing limits again around 9, one woman was detained because she rang up a bill of $700.00 and...
  • Senate Democrats block effort to end USDA/Mexico food stamp promotion partnership

    03/15/2013 10:19:10 AM PDT · by AuntB · 2 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mar. 15, 2013 | Caroline May
    During the Senate budget committee’s Thursday markup of the Senate budget resolution, Democrats prevented an effort to block funds for the Agriculture Department’s “partnership” with the Mexican government, which is aimed at promoting nutrition assistance programs among Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals and migrant communities in America. In a party-line 12 to 10 vote, the Democrats on the committee rejected a proposal to prevent funding for such endeavors from ranking member Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, who has spoken out against the program in recent months. “Contrary to sound policy, the United States is spending money advertising food stamp benefits in...
  • Maine Restaurant Owner Plans Protest Against Pro-Life Women by Giving Away Free Food

    12/29/2012 6:16:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    CN ^ | 12.29.2012 | Heather Clark
    Portland, Maine – A restaurant owner in Maine is using free food as part of a devised plan to assemble area residents in protest against a number of pro-life women that minister to abortion-minded mothers outside of the local Planned Parenthood. Mike Fink of Mike’s Restaurant in Portland states that he is staging a protest next Friday because he opposes the presence of the women and their children at the abortion facility, which is located next door to his business. “Normally, we do not get involved in religious or political debate because it is a waste of time,” Fink wrote...
  • Unions, students join Wall Street protesters

    10/05/2011 8:03:24 PM PDT · by quantim · 19 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Oct 5, 10:30 PM EDT | DEEPTI HAJELA and VERENA DOBNIK
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Unions lent their muscle to the long-running protest against Wall Street and economic inequality Wednesday, with their members joining thousands of protesters in a lower Manhattan march as smaller demonstrations flourished across the country. Protesters in suits and T-shirts with union slogans left work early to march with activists who have been camped out in Zuccotti Park for days. Some marchers brought along their children, hoisting them onto their shoulders as they walked down Broadway. "We're here to stop corporate greed," said Mike Pellegrino, an NYC Transit bus mechanic from Rye Brook. "They should pay their...
  • Northeast Portland Panera Bread to close at end of day, reopen Sunday as third 'pay-as-you-can' --

    01/13/2011 10:59:39 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 77 replies
    oregonlive ^ | 11 Jan 2011 | Larry Bingham
    FULL TITLE: Northeast Portland Panera Bread to close at end of day, reopen Sunday as third 'pay-as-you-can' nonprofit cafe in nation. The Hollywood Panera Bread in Northeast Portland will open Sunday as the company's third "pay-as-you-can" nonprofit cafe in the nation, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. Today is the last day the 4143 Halsey Street restaurant will be run by the for-profit arm of the company. The cafe will close at the end of business this evening and remain closed through Saturday as the staff is retrained and the interior refigured for the new system, said Panera spokeswoman Kate Antonacci. When...
  • Drudge porks Obama

    07/20/2009 10:14:14 AM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 47 replies · 2,215+ views
    DrudgeReport ^ | 20 July 2009 | Drudge
    Two items from Drudge-- the first, an unprecedented Administration rebuttal to a Drudge post (the ham item I gleefully posted yesterday, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2296111/posts) which merely increases their IQ (Idiocy Quotient) by several notches. In response to the astonishingly inept recovery.gov website which implied two-pounds-of-ham were purchased for more-than-a-million-bucks, the Administration has even more lamely dug itself into an even deeper hole by extolling the actual price of the ham... approximately double what Food Lion is selling it for... the good stuff, in Food Lion's case, a nice Smithfield smoked ham. Now that's pork! No wonder Obama's latest czar, Cass Sunstein, wants...
  • Denny’s Free Grand Slam a Hit in WNY (Denny's Hits A Home Run!)

    02/05/2009 9:30:48 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 29 replies · 1,353+ views
    BuffaloNews.com ^ | 02/04-05/09 | Emma D. Sapong
    It was an obvious marketing maneuver — but free food is free food — and thousands of Western New Yorkers were happy to join in the campaign Tuesday, lining up for a free Grand Slam breakfast at many of the 12 Denny’s locations locally. By 6 a. m., the parking lot and all of the tables were full at Denny’s Delaware Avenue location. In the predawn darkness and light snow, lines of early-risers spilled out of most of the national chain’s area restaurants, which served free Grand Slams from 6 a. m. to 2 p. m. One diner, St. Joseph’s...
  • The Golden Corral buffet chain is once again giving Vets a free buffet

    11/11/2007 11:18:10 AM PST · by Lokibob · 21 replies · 828+ views
    Golden Corral ^ | 11/11/07 | vanity
     The Golden Corral buffet chain is once again giving Vets a free buffet:http://www.goldencorral.com/military/ Military Appreciation MondayNovember 12, 2007 For the past 6 years, Golden Corral has been honoring the US Military with a free “thank you” dinner and beverage at any Golden Corral restaurant on Military Appreciation Monday (first Monday after Veteran’s Day). This year, Golden Corral has designated Monday, November 12, 2007, from 5 to 9 pm, to honor any person who has ever served in the United States Military. From the first Military Appreciation Monday in 2001 to the present, Golden Corral has donated 1.5 million free “thank...
  • More than 1,000 take part in S.F. anti-war protest

    01/27/2007 2:40:55 PM PST · by SmithL · 46 replies · 1,113+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/27/7 | Carl T. Hall and Vanessa Marlin
    Protesters took to the streets of downtown San Francisco this afternoon in a show of escalating discontent over President Bush's planned troop buildup in Iraq. Some 1,500 protesters gathered around Powell and Market streets in a low-key but earnest condemnation of the administration's handling of the war effort, one of several anti-war rallies held around the country today. Some people wore buttons reading "Purge the Surge." One was Cathy Quistgard of Santa Rosa, the mother of two Iraq war veterans who had spent a year in the same Army Special Forces unit in Baghdad. "I hope people are starting to...
  • Real story on Mexican Student protest

    04/05/2006 9:19:45 AM PDT · by Exton1 · 6 replies · 626+ views
    KSFO ^ | 5 Aprl 06 | Judi in Woodside
    Judi-- Woodside== I received this from a friend in Southern California and thought you would be interested. HERE'S THE MESSAGE FROM THE FRIEND. As you all listen to the news about the student protests over illegal immigration there are some things that you should be aware of. As most of you know my wife is in charge of the English-as-a-second- language department at large southern California high school which is designated a Title 1 school, meaning that its students average lower socio economic and income levels. Most of the schools you are hearing about South Gate High, Bell Gardens, Huntington...
  • Public invited to Starlight Vinyard's planting party (free food and free labour)

    05/02/2005 9:52:22 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 16 replies · 416+ views
    The Big Bend Sentinel ^ | 28 April 2005 | STEPHANIE CORLEY
    Driving east on U.S. 67/90, you may have noticed a sign hanging on a gate a couple of miles outside Marfa announcing, ‘Starlight Vineyards.’ Although the sign has been there for months, the grapevines have just arrived. Linda and John Armstrong officially moved to Marfa from Houston last week, and Linda said they are ready to start planting the almost 2,000 vines they ordered from respected Vintage Nurseries in California. Even better is the news that this Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, the good citizens of the Big Bend are invited to help. Armstrong said she expects to...
  • Welcome Home Party for Returning Marine

    03/04/2005 5:34:23 AM PST · by NerdDad · 52 replies · 1,983+ views
    Self | Today | NerdDad
    You are all invited to the North Mississippi hamlet of Mantachie tomorrow evening (Saturday, March 4) for the welcome home party for a hero Marine. The party begins at 6 p.m. and is hosted by FReeper PMMD81 (Proud Marine Mom of Dusty) and the remainder of Dusty's family. BBQ and fixin's will be provided by yours truly. I'm not a family member, just a coworker of PMMD81, proud USAF veteran, and grateful recipient of her son's service. Bring your own beverages and let's show this young hero how much we appreciate his service to our country. FReepmail me for directions...
  • Proposed Cuts Could Impact Queens’ School Lunch Program (Liberal Barf Alert)

    05/01/2003 5:29:05 PM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 14 replies · 290+ views
    Queens Chronicle ^ | 5/1/03 | Jessica Bruder
    Proposed Cuts Could Impact Queens’ School Lunch Program by Jessica Bruder, Chronicle Correspondent May 01, 2003 It’s Friday afternoon at Long Island City’s PS 166, and a girl is nibbling on a pizza crust while waiting in line to throw away her lunch tray. All around her, the cafeteria buzzes while kids eat their lunches, many provided by the government.    Four out of five children at PS 166, 948 out of 1,164 students in all, are considered poor enough to qualify for federally funded school lunch. But according to child advocates, many of them risk losing their subsidized meals if...