February 18, 2021 at 6:12 PM #404731jbnwParticipant
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Portland is yet again in international news, and while I usually find Krystal spot on, there’s more in depth at https://www.rt.com/usa/515886-portland-dumpster-food-police/ .
An employee of the grocery store called 911 after fearing that the situation could escalate into violence, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) said in a statement. Officers arrived at the scene and after consulting with the store’s workers, tried to explain to the group that the food was not fit for consumption and could not be donated.
Numerous Twitter users argued that the grocery store was simply trying to protect itself from potential litigation, noting that the business could suffer serious consequences for giving away food that was later deemed unsafe to eat.
It’s America – you can sue for almost anything. As for the power outages, unlike Texas, Portland had massive ice storms with the weight of the ice bring down power lines and trees and tree branches, also bringing down power lines. I have friends who may still be out of power – the last news yesterday was that distribution lines and substations are all up.
It was gorgeous – in my neighborhood, the ice was falling off trees, covering areas and looking like broken crystal.
So I don’t know the right answer, or whether the discarded food was actually dangerous after no power to the freezers. The story adds
The crowd grew to about 50 people before officers warned them to leave the area or risk being arrested for trespassing on private property. The dumpster divers dispersed but later returned to the site after officers left, the PPB said. Police declined to respond to a second call from the store, deciding that the situation did not pose an “imminent threat to life or threat of serious injury.”
February 18, 2021 at 6:28 PM #404737EnthusiastParticipant
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This is a shithole country. No doubt about it.
I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".
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