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Announcement :: Social Welfare
Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
31 Jan 2006
Project Bread’s 38th Walk for Hunger is Sunday, May 7. Walkers will enjoy a 20-mile route weaving through Boston, Brookline, Newton, and Cambridge, and will be provided with entertainment and free snacks along the way. This year, an expected 40,000 participants will raise $3 million in pledges to help fund 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, food banks, and food salvage programs across Massachusetts. Registration is from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Boston Common. For more information, call
617-723-5000 or visit www.projectbread.org
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http://www.projectbread.org

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Re: Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
31 Jan 2006
FINALLY, something that is truthful, hoenst and supports a great cause. I'll be there again this year!
Re: Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
31 Jan 2006
The war contractor (or "defense contractor," for people like Veteran who don't like reality to intrude on their fragile perceptions of the world) Raytheon is once again a sponsor of the "Walk for Hunger," according to the event's corporate relations flack, David Halbert. Anyone who wants to help Raytheon whitewash its war profiteering image should feel free to participate in this event.
Re: Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
31 Jan 2006
Sorry that you are unable to even give this chariable event a positive spin. You'd be surprised the number of Veterans, law enforcement, EMS and defense contrctors that support this and many other charities. We see progress and a chance of hope while you see whatever twisted idea you follow. How do you look at yourself in the mirror?
Re: Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
31 Jan 2006
There must be a better way to expose Raytheon and simultaniously support the cause. Lets be creative people....
Re: Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
01 Feb 2006
there must be a better way for the richest and most powerful government on the planet to both provide healthcare and simultaneously feed its hungry citizens.
then again, not if defending obscene wealth and war profits come first.
looks like taxpayers will have to subsidize both the military as well as the poor yet again...
Re: Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
01 Feb 2006
Complain and whine and put a spin on it but in the end - it helps those in need and is a great cause! Stop whining and start supporting!
Re: Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
01 Feb 2006
The question is, "WHY" are people going hungry in the US and we are forced to raise $$ and walk for them? Shouldn't the government be responsible for feeding, taking care of hungry US children? Maybe if the gov't spent, let's say, 2% of what they spend on the military complex (12.6 billion according to my calculator, wow!! That's a LOT of $$... 85 million were allocated to NOrleans, so that's what, .00002%?).

Anywho, hope you get my point... Project Bread says: "According to a recent USDA report, 179,000 households (449,000 people) in Massachusetts are struggling to put food on the table. The report also compared the 2002-2004 statistics to those of 1999-2001, and found that 18,000 more households - approximately 45,000 more people - were hungry."

But I guess is Anti-American to help Americans... At least that's what the gov't says. "We are helping you to help yourselves!" (waving flag)
Re: Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
01 Feb 2006
"Shouldn't the government be responsible for feeding, taking care of hungry US children?"

---HAHAHAHA No.
Their parents should.
Re: Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
01 Feb 2006
Sadly, American aprenting is not what it use to be. What is the total cost of drugs and alcohol consumption in the US. Why does the EMS and law enforcement community need more money to deal with the bigger issues that keep popping up? Lets see? Drug use is one. I have worked and dealt with families in need. Some of these familes had money for beer, drugs, rolling papers and other crap but the fridge was empty! Makes me sick! Lets do a better job here in our city instead of worrying about money that goes to the military.
Re: Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
01 Feb 2006
oh, so it's the PARENTS fault. right, right. our government is perfect. thank god for that. they always have the people's (the halliburton family, the exxon family) interests in mind.

you know, I think the government should do away with public education too, because if PARENTS were doing their job, they wouldn't need day-long babysitters to teach their children what they should be learning at home.

you know what else, I think we should do away with the Police corps, because if PARENTS were doing their job, we wouldn't have criminals. Let cities police themselves.
Re: Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
01 Feb 2006
There will always be a need for the PD's that protect us.
Parenting is a HUGE issue in this country, or lack of. More time spent with the kids instead of the hair salon, bar or gold course and we could save money and use it for other things besides alternative schooling, drug rehab and more EMT's to save these young drug users. Let me guess, you know more than I and I am talking from experience.
Project Gimme Some Bread
01 Feb 2006
It is obvious at this point that "yo" is "Brad."

You exposed yourself when you 1) Blamed a common idiotic problem (bad parenting) on the US government and 2) reacted hysterically to being shut down by creating a string of absurd hyperboles like in your Rosa Parks thread.

Please stop using the word "yo." You are not qualified to use it.
Oh Yeah And...
01 Feb 2006
There are some black people you can ask in Boston to verify this.
Re: Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
01 Feb 2006
Wrong. Yo..
Re: Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
02 Feb 2006
sorry to disappoint, flipside, but i'm not brad. hi brad!! (waving)
Re: Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
02 Feb 2006
Great minds think alike huh Yo.
Re: Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
02 Feb 2006
It's a mathematical limitation brad. A constraint of minute singularity and identity functions.
Re: Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
03 Feb 2006
The Walk for Hunger is a event for teenage girls to pack salami sandwiches, wear sport bras, and go for a brisk 10-20 mile walk. Although I don't need extra support and I have never even gotten sponsors when I walked. "I don't like bothering people." That's why schools sell chocolate bars.
Hunger is a seroius issue, but alas this is indymedia. I think there is a bigger problem with what people eat, and how and when. Every time I see a person walking down the street eating a sandwich, perhaps salami, I want to bat it out of their hand. How can someone properly digest food when they are moving? And what about the ENJOYMENT of food, people, am I outta line here? So when I see somehow gorging in public just know someone's inside voice is saying tisk-tisk.
Does this make sense, yo?
Re: Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
06 Feb 2006
Yeah walking always makes me hungry. Last time I saw the walk it looked like a bunch of ill-informed people doing something to try to assuage the guilt they accumulated from the sum total of Oprah's "human interest" stories during the last year. I guess it's good that by sponsoring, Raytheon has less money to build weapons. Weapons make me hungry too, when they blow up farms...
Re: Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
07 Feb 2006
Amazes me that many on here cannot even give a positive comment on a charity. I thought it was great humor when people ripped apart Thanksgiving and Christmas but you guys are just plain miserable. How do you do it? Does it take alot of effort to get up in the morning and whine, complain and be miserable about every single thing that passes before your eyes? Get off the couch, put down the Twinkies, stop being miserable and go outside and have a wonderful and positive day. Hell, go sign up for the walk. It is a good event for a good cause that involves good people. Hell, come walk with me and if you can't make it, I'll carry you!
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07 Feb 2006
I don't eat twinkies. They are Anglo in appearance and full of "creme." They remind me of something which is not vegan. They are made by a corporation and not readily found in the dumpster where I shop.
Re: Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
08 Feb 2006
Actually, does anyone eat Twinkies any more? Are they even still made?