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The Homeless & the Hungry

Feed one, to the other.
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It’s a pair of age old problems that humanity has not managed to shake off. Governments have throne money at them for millennia, with the only apparent result being; a complete lack of results.

And then it hit me one day; why not kill two birds with one stone! Feed the homeless, TO the hungry.

This single, decisive action would clear the world’s streets of the appalling human detritus left in the wake of capitalism, AND send the nutritionally challenged home with a full belly.

Plumb Lunatic, Aug 01 2001

"A Modest Proposal" http://art-bin.com/art/omodest.html
The idea's at least 272 years old, and was done better then too. [Uncle Nutsy, Aug 01 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       When all the homeless are gone, the hungry will come for you PL.
redpony, Aug 01 2001
  

       what happens if the hungry are homeless?
lewisgirl, Aug 01 2001
  

       d-eschew, is that you?
iuvare, Aug 01 2001
  

       Johnny Swift couldn't type a few paragraphs, hit 'post,' and have "A Modest Proposal" read by hundreds(?) of his peers. The H and H proposal is Web Swiftian. I'll assume it's a satiric yelp against social injustice and give it a +.
Dog Ed, Aug 01 2001
  

       PeterSealy: Yeah. I guess one could call Swiftian canibalism proposals well-trampled territory. So, yeah, Baked and brown. Urgh, what am I saying?
Dog Ed, Aug 01 2001
  

       More likely he got the idea from a bumper sticker I saw which reads "Feed the Homeless...to the Hungry."
nick_n_uit, Aug 02 2001
  

       "Get this, Minister. What if we looked at it as housing the homeless in the hungry?"
Monkfish, Aug 02 2001
  

       I can honestly say that I came up with this one independently; in a vacuum - so to speak. Though it now appears that I came up with it in a vacuum cleaner. Unfortunately.   

       Never mind, I'll try harder next time :\
Plumb Lunatic, Aug 02 2001
  

       [admin: If you wanted to delete this idea - I'm not saying that you should, just if you wanted to - you could select the link labeled "delete" in the "idea:" menu in the upper left corner.]
jutta, Aug 02 2001
  

       Unabubba: <squeaky purple-people-eater voice> "I wouldn't eat you 'cause you're too tough!"</sppev>
Dog Ed, Aug 06 2001
  

       crap idea but i laughed when i read it
panthaz paradise, Aug 06 2001
  

       Marvelous! Swift was a genius! Actually, it's just funny to watch people get mad. =P
filterX, Dec 01 2002
  

       Funny how nobody's calling for this ideas head! I'd suggest mfd but I think people should be held accountable for being cynical smart-asses. Let the nice people of the halfbakery know who's who.
thecat, Jul 10 2003
  

       And I thought I was being funny when I made the same crack elsewhere. Good lord, I'm not even original.
my face your, Jul 10 2003
  
      
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