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Vice President Biden serves lunch at homeless shelter

By Darryl Fears
In a foray to the side of Washington that tourists and television cameras rarely see, Vice President Biden helped serve lunch Friday to dozens of homeless men at a shelter on the outskirts of downtown Washington.

Biden's surprise visit to the Father McKenna Center of St. Aloysius Church on North Capitol and I streets NW startled some of the 80 men who stood stiffly as the vice president's entourage rushed past the dining area.

Casually dressed in a black baseball cap, black V-neck sweater, khaki trousers, rubber gloves and a worn brown apron, Biden took his place behind a folding table and a tray of fish sticks.

The vice president said he served the men because "you've got to remind yourself that but for the grace of God there goes I. Sometimes you forget that this is real."

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Vice President Biden could have prepared a more constructive comment other than "you've got to remind yourself that but for the grace of God there goes I. Sometimes you forget that this is real." and while his comment was genuine and from the heart, it is the wrong message! It is unlikely that any of the residents in the homeless shelter will read his comments online, but if I were one of the homeless in that shelter, I would have felt a little further depressed about my situation after reading his comments! He could have said something like "I am here today to show support for those people in our society who need special support. All of us, including me, benefit from the support of others, and our care for our fellow man, and especially to those in challenging circumstances, is how we can best contribute to our society and to each other! Traditionally we are a 'giving' people and none of us are beyond the helping hand of another" (or something like that).

Posted by: jimmydash | November 15, 2009 9:33 PM | Report abuse

URGENT TO VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Pols May Be Targets, Too.

Was the Fort Hood Shooter a Target of THIS:

SECRET MULTI-AGENCY FED PROGRAM SILENTLY TORTURES, IMPAIRS, PERSECUTES U.S. CITIZENS WITH MICROWAVE/LASER RADIATION AND LOCAL VIGILANTISM, SAYS MAINSTREAM JOURNALIST

* Thousands of Americans, deemed to be "dissidents" or undesirables, targeted by Bush legacy program for debilitating microwave/laser assault, held hostage in their own homes to fed-supported vigilante "community policing" stalking units, equipped with warrantless GPS devices, who vandalize and terrorize as local police look the other way.

* "Directed energy weapons," portable units and a nationwide installation employing cell towers and satellites, induce weakness, exhaustion, head and body aches, physical and neurological impairment, strokes, aneurysms, cancer -- and many victims do not realize what is making them sick.

* Regional Homeland Security- administered "fusion centers" reportedly serve as command centers for covert electromagnetic radiation attacks, pervasive surveillance, financial sabotage of those identified as "dissidents," "trouble-makers" or slandered as threats to society.

* Use of microwave weaponry to torture and impair political opponents recently confirmed by deposed Honduras President Manuel Zelaya.

* Pleas for justice, to local police and FBI, go unanswered -- as do demands for a Department of Justice Civil Rights Division investigation and congressional hearings.

"These are crimes against humanity and the Constitution, being perpetrated under the cover of national security and 'safe streets' by multiple federal and local agencies and commands -- an American genocide hiding in plain sight, enabled by the naivete of those who think 'it can't happen here.'" -- Victor Livingston, former reporter for WTXF-TV Philadelphia, Phila. Bulletin, N.Y. Daily News, St. Petersburg Times; producer/host, MSG Network Sports Business Report; columnist, NowPublic.com/scrivener.

JOURNO TO FBI: TAKE CONTROL OF DHS-RUN FUSION CENTERS
TO STOP SILENT MICROWAVE / LASER ATTACKS ON U.S. CITIZENS

http://nowpublic.com/world/govt-tortures-me-silent-microwave-weapons-ousted-s-prez
http://nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-terrorizes-america OR (if links are corrupted / disabled): http://NowPublic.com/scrivener RE: "GESTAPO USA"

Posted by: scrivener50 | November 13, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

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