Thursday, October 27, 2011

OWS Kitchen Staff Protests "Freeloader Greed"

NEW YORK POST --  "The Occupy Wall Street volunteer kitchen staff launched a “counter” revolution yesterday -- because they’re angry about working 18-hour days to provide food for “professional homeless” people and ex-cons masquerading as protesters.

For three days beginning tomorrow, the cooks will serve only brown rice and other spartan grub instead of the usual menu of organic chicken and vegetables, spaghetti bolognese, and roasted beet and sheep’s-milk-cheese salad. They will also provide directions to local soup kitchens for the vagrants, criminals and other freeloaders who have been descending on Zuccotti Park in increasing numbers every day."

HT: Morganovich

27 Comments:

At 10/27/2011 10:53 AM, Blogger morganovich said...

absolutely no sense of irony in that crowd.

i have been laughing about this all morning.

the OWS cooks went on strike because they were working too hard and too many freeloading homeless people were sponging off them.

yeah, it sucks when other expect to live off your labor huh?

the fact that they cannot take it the next step and realize that that it is precisely what most of them are asking when they describe a "fair share" of taxes is astounding.

they get a "fair share" of others' money, but the homeless cannot have a "fair share' of their food?

i guess, like the pigs in animal farm, some shares are more fair than others.

 
At 10/27/2011 11:25 AM, Blogger Hydra said...

At least they are consistent: they don't like greed.

 
At 10/27/2011 11:33 AM, Blogger PeakTrader said...

Hydra, they like the type of greed they don't have to pay for.

 
At 10/27/2011 11:33 AM, Blogger morganovich said...

consistent?

hell no they aren't.

they are utter hypocrites.

they like their greed, but not that of others.

they keep THEIR organic chicken and the freeloading homeless can't have any, but they want the money of the wealthy for themselves and call the wealthy greedy for wanting to keep it. to add to the richness of the irony, they then recommend that the homeless hit the soup kitchen paid for by wall st taxes because THEY sure don't want to pay for those FREELOADERS.

you are way off on that one hydra.

what they are really saying is that their own greed is fine, but that of others is not.

when we do it, it's fine, but when you do it, it's evil.

that's pretty much the definition of hypocrisy and nothing at all like consistent in terms of disliking greed.

it's actually the opposite, consistently greedy. what's mine is mine, and i want some of yours too. it's all take, no give.

nice to see OWS showing its true colors.

 
At 10/27/2011 11:53 AM, Blogger Paul said...

Got to watch this awesome video of Peter Schiff visiting the OWS weirdos. It's long but highly entertaining.

 
At 10/27/2011 12:19 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

Morganovich,

Thank you!! This is hilarious!

Hydra: At least they are consistent: they don't like greed

That's right. The only greed they like is their own and that's not greed. Right?

 
At 10/27/2011 1:02 PM, Blogger Cabodog said...

Great post Mark. Made my day!

 
At 10/27/2011 1:46 PM, Blogger CarpeDiem Fan said...

I've been thinking about how the kitchen staff might distinguish the homeless from the protesters. Perhaps an application form, with questions designed to tease out the distinctions?

I keep coming back to an old phrase: "A distinction without a difference".

 
At 10/27/2011 2:34 PM, Blogger Marko said...

I wonder it those OWS Kitchens have the proper permits and sanitary procedures imposed on other public kitchens?

What's sauce for the out of work hippie is sauce for the ex-con vagrant, I say.

 
At 10/27/2011 2:36 PM, Blogger Marko said...

We better hope that banks don't respond to freeloaders the same way OWS Kitchen staff have. What if banks decide only serve brown rice, as it were, and stopped making loans, or doing arbitrage, or doing finance because they don't like the imposition of vagrants by the government? What then? Won't be better for these protesters, that's for sure.

 
At 10/27/2011 2:45 PM, Blogger morganovich said...

the funniest part is it's not even their food.

wanna bet it was all donated?

we got it for free, but hell no, you can't have any.

 
At 10/27/2011 6:49 PM, Blogger Alex said...

I will eat brown rice & boiled chicken in solidarity with the homeless.

 
At 10/27/2011 6:59 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

Hydra, they like the type of greed they don't have to pay for.

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Is there any other kind?

 
At 10/27/2011 7:01 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

they are utter hypocrites.

they like their greed, but not that of others.

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I guess that makes them no more hypocritical than any other greedy entity.

 
At 10/27/2011 7:06 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

when we do it, it's fine, but when you do it, it's evil.

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Morganovich has figured out the esence of the whole problem - on both sides, because both side think the same way.


It is an issue of violation of the golden rule. In a free market with a level playing field, there would be no incentive to violate this rule.

 
At 10/27/2011 7:22 PM, Blogger PeakTrader said...

Hydra, one type of greed is keeping everything I earned.

Another type of greed is taking away what you earned.

 
At 10/27/2011 7:42 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Peak,
I'd say keeping what I earn isn't greed at all. It's free will. Since I ultimately choose to earn as much or little as I wish within the boundaries of the skills I worked to achieve.... If I decide to give some of that away, it should be called kindness.

 
At 10/27/2011 9:01 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

Hydra, one type of greed is keeping everything I earned.

Another type of greed is taking away what you earned.

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Aren't those the same thing, viewed from opposite sides of the fence?

Doesn't this come down to a question of how much is "earned".

Isn't it like I said above, a golden rule issue?

We have a trade, if I earn "too much" on my trade I would be unwilling to exchange places with you in the trade. I would know I am violating the golden rule by asking of you something I would be unwilling to accept if I was in your place.

I would know that I am keeping not only what I earned, but more than I earned. In that case I would be guilty of taking away some of what you earned.


So, I think I woudl disagree. keeping what you earned is not greed. Keeping more than you earned is greed.

Of course, you can argue that if you get it then you have earned it. If you hire a good lobbyist to get the rules tilted in your favor, then you earned what you gain, right?

 
At 10/28/2011 1:10 AM, Blogger juandos said...

Thanks for the link Paul...

Geez! Talk about stupid people...

Speaking of YouTube links take a listen to this minute and ten second radio ad: Keller's Riverside Store CHL radio ad

 
At 10/28/2011 1:53 AM, Blogger Ron H. said...

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At 10/28/2011 2:12 AM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"Doesn't this come down to a question of how much is "earned".

Isn't it like I said above, a golden rule issue?

We have a trade, if I earn "too much" on my trade I would be unwilling to exchange places with you in the trade. I would know I am violating the golden rule by asking of you something I would be unwilling to accept if I was in your place.
"

blah, blah, blah - learn some economics. That is nonsense.

You have earned what you and another party agreed to.

There isn't some objective value outside the subjective values of those engaged in the trade.

You will ALWAYS be unwilling to trade places with the other party in the trade, as you value what you got more than what you traded for it, or there would have been no trade. You wouldn't agree to be the other party.

Neither would the other party trade places with you, as they got something they wanted more than what they traded to you for it.

Both parties are better off in a trade, remember?

 
At 10/28/2011 9:08 AM, Blogger Methinks said...

Hydra,

I see you're desperately trying to justify your inclination toward theft. It's not your fault you're a thief, right? They guy who created something of value somehow stole it from your lazy ass first, right?

Didn't your mama teach you theft is wrong?

 
At 10/28/2011 9:08 AM, Blogger Methinks said...

Marko,

Yes, the food was donated.

 
At 10/28/2011 10:05 AM, Blogger morganovich said...

"I guess that makes them no more hypocritical than any other greedy entity."

nonsense.

if i want to keep what's mine and feel it is reasonable for you to keep what's yours, that is consistent, not hypocritical.

to claim i want to keep what's mine while saying you should not be able to keep what's yours is.

i am astounded you cannot see this distinction hydra.

 
At 10/28/2011 10:09 AM, Blogger morganovich said...

and this:

"We have a trade, if I earn "too much" on my trade I would be unwilling to exchange places with you in the trade. I would know I am violating the golden rule by asking of you something I would be unwilling to accept if I was in your place."

is just absurd.

if you are good at what you do and i am not, why would it be in any way reasonable to expect you to want to change places?

you seem to be arguing we should all be willing to swap places with one another.

that's preposterous.

i got an excellent education and worked hard at it. i have worked very, very hard at my career.

why should i, who took big risks and worked 100 hour weeks want to swap places with someone who hasn't?

you seem to devalue work entirely and assume we should all be happy in the same place regardless of how we have striven and succeeded.

that was called communism.

remember how that worked out?

 
At 10/31/2011 9:43 PM, Blogger Ian Random said...

Organic Chicken:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErRHJlE4PGI

 
At 12/05/2011 5:58 PM, Blogger frediano said...

"Forgive -all- debt"

Debt: what you owe others, not what is owed to you.

In a world without double entry accounting...in fact, in a world without any accounting at all, just Political Science by scientists who cannot even define the word 'politics' after graduating with a university degree, I guess it is possible to 'forgive all debt' that is owed by you but not to you...whoever 'you' are.

As in... money in a checking account or savings account(bank debt), or even, literal cash in your pocket(which is debt 'owed' to you by the economies, plural.)

But at least they are consistent: they don't like 'debt.'

 

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