I read this article in the New York Times and I can’t figure out why someone has not come up with a solution.
The problem is that the carp in Lake Utah has flourished and is threatening to throw off the ecological balance. The Utah Department of Natural Resources is trying to remove 50 million pounds of carp over the next 6 years.
So far they have not figured out how to dispose of 10 to 20 tons of carp each day.
“The common carp, introduced in the United States from Europe over a century ago, has done uncommonly well in Utah Lake — so well that it has out competed the June sucker, a native fish on the federal endangered species list.”
It seems to me that there should be a way to cook and freeze the fish and ship it to homeless shelters and soup kitchens across the country.
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Wednesday, November 25th, 2009   4:49 am | Author: Tony | Food, Life
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and the good samariitans who donate on the streets of New York.
The United Homeless Organization (UHO), a nonprofit group set up to help feed and house the homeless, is an elaborate fraud.
The group’s founder and president, Stephen Riley, and its director, Myra Walker, set up a scheme whereby they charge a daily fee for the folding tables and UHO materials and coin jars to street peddlers who then collect money and pocket most of the money with the remainder going back to Riley and Walker.
The NYT indicated that Riley and Walker have spent the money to pay bills at Weightwatchers.com, Toys “R” Us, P. C. Richard, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and premium cable and electricity bills at their homes.
The Homeless are probably not receiving anything from these collections.
NYS Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed a lawsuit against the organization and stated “U.H.O. exploits the good intentions of people who thought that their charitable donations were helping ..continue reading
Saturday, November 21st, 2009   9:11 am | Author: Jerry | Food, Life
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I just came across a story about a judge in Phoenix Arizona who ruled that churches that are primarily in residential areas can not feed the homeless.
There is an ordinance in Phoenix that dining halls must be in commercially zoned areas and the churches’ charity dining halls are seen as breaking this ordinance.
The reason this came about is because of complaints by neighbors who didn’t want the homeless in their neighborhood.
I guess charity only goes so far. You can mail a check to feed the poor and homeless but make sure they don’t show up in your neighborhood.
This quote by a poster on the Huffington Post sums it up perfectly “May God bless and keep the poor……. far away from us.”
Talking about something that is annoying… The constant barrage of anti-Republican and highly political messages here! Don’t get me wrong. I don’t like the GOP… I don’t like Sarah Palin but it would be nice to see basic annoying topics here like…. Shoe laces that never stay tied or the call procedures at the DMV.. I’ve been a member of this site for 6 months and joined because I loved the inane annoyances.. For political banter I can go to CNN.com, the Onion, The SmirkingChimp, Buzzflash, NewsMax…. and the list goes on… Leave politics where they belong.. on their own trashy sites….
For months the story of the uninsured has been circulating in the media. 45 million uninsured Americans.
The latest sobering figure is that 17 million Americans had trouble putting food on the table in the past year. That was an increase from 13 million last year. This is from a report by the Agriculture Department.
The greatest nation on earth does not provide health insurance coverage for many of its citizens while others are going hungry.
This is a very sad reflection of who we are as a people.
And the news may be worse than reported. In an article in the New York Times “Vicki Escarra, president of Feeding America, a nonprofit organization with a national network of more than 200 food banks, said that the Agriculture Department probably understated the problem. With unemployment and other economic indicators continuing to worsen in 2009, she said, “there are likely many more people struggling with hunger than ..continue reading