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i actually don't want any be able to hand. yeah. of course. oh we're, we're not doing anything illegal. so this, there would be a law against it, but there is no law against taking food from the trash in the stores are not giving the food away. the reason that there are stores is for people to make money. there's no announcement that's made 20 minutes before the store closes . attention customers. the food you're now looking at will very soon in 20 minutes . be on the curb. outside. don't bother buying it. then you can get it for free. so the reason that stores are uncomfortable are the management of stores to people who work there might be uncomfortable about same people, salvaging good food that they throw out is because it might be
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a threat to their business. ah, we're rescuing the food. it's not like we're not scavenging or we're rescuing resources that are still good. i teach english as a 2nd language and a few different colleges in town. laguardia, college, urban, hatton, college and patient diversity. i can afford to shop. it's not like i'm starving, but the environmental issue is a big thing. i have a 12 year old son and i'm kind of feel about the world we're leaving him. and i know that me taking the odd thing here. there is not going to change anything, but if a lot more people did it, there be a lot less stuff going into the waste stream. and i'm getting some eating the food that i get, a recycling the packaging. and composting what i don't eat. so i feel like if, you know, it's a little bit, but you know, we had 7000000 people all that a little bit, it would make them different food waste is
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a dagger in problem that i think many people don't conceive the scale. almost a 5th of the farmland in the united states and 4 trillion gallons of water grow food that just doesn't get eaten because it can't turn a profit, profit seeking capitalists have decided it's not sellable, therefore it won't be edible, almost 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to food waste . it's simply not sustainable. and at the center of the ethos of the freedom movement is to live more sustainable lives beyond the trappings of liberal capitalism. and it's, it's imperative the, the scale that this issue is that we do something about it a there's
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a waste in every step of the food system from the farm where the food is pick the perfectionist standards that we have. where if you go to an american supermarket, a key we is always about the same size as a chicken egg, like perfect. and that's true of the size of a mango, the size of a papaya, the size of an apple, the size of a potato, which we all know, there's huge variation in these things. and so on the farm from right then everything gets wasted. and then the next step is when they package it and ship it, and some of it gets wasted in the packaging. and then at the supermarket, if it's produced, it gets a little bruised. if it has a little then surrounding it gets wasted. the whole idea of pro seems like
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a nice idea. i mean that's what advertising is all about. to have the perfect house has the perfect vacation, have the perfect vehicle, have perfect couch. perfect furniture, have everything perfect. but what we pay for the perfection is a really quick destruction of our planet. and that's not perfect. all these potatoes, holla, pianos, onions, all of these came from westbound sources. the i speak openly about my freakiness and with my family and friends, i don't hide it from anybody. i'm not ashamed of it. strike some people as, as odd. put some folks off, particularly i'm thinking of my sister when i told her that, you know, i do food rescue. she's like, oh, what's that? it's like, well, food that's going to be thrown away. so dumpster diving. i'm like, well yeah, that's one way to do it. so you're in a dumpster like yeah,
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there's food in there. so i don't know, i mean there's some gifts in there. yeah. there might be something. yeah. i like that good like greens and whatnot. i imagine that you can make a serial if you know what it is. like i said one or 2 things. that's not good. yeah. hey, just talking openly about it when we start being guarded, when we're ashamed of it. that reified as other people's impression that it is a shameful thing to do if you try to hide it like, oh yeah, well, you know, sometimes we're like in the dumpster, but it just says, no, we get food from the dumpster because good food is there. then prompt them to ask why, why is good food in the dumpster? well, all tell you because of these wasteful system that we live in. and it's an opportunity to have a conversation if you're just bolden up front about it. stores in our country are
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abundantly stocked and they don't want to ever have to run out of any product so that people have this comfortable sense of having everything they could ever dream of. and this is the byproduct of that. we're also wasting all of this good food. this is not yet expired, but they've got a new shipment in. this is best buy march 21st, which is in 2 days. so they probably got a whole lot more of this product. and so they got rid of the older one and there's one type of food that they've last for years after they move buyer. and that can food and the theme in this cabinet here mostly can that. yeah. so if we have another foreign team, i'm good. i don't know why it gets thrown out. i tried manga yesterday. ah, i opened,
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i can find an expression. and then he said the things last forever saw by september, september 20th 2021. so i don't know why this, even in rather 5 months with my job isn't e s l teacher. i sense because i have all my future immigrants, so i get the new opportunity to kind of be like them, bastard, american culture. so i will introduce them to things that maybe they wouldn't get from another teacher and you know, some people are kind of grossed out by it or whatever, but other people i find it. and i've had students that like, oh, how do you do this? you're working, you do you know where to where, you know, where can i go and i go walk around a neighborhood. if you see a dumpster look inside, you never know what's gonna be in there. in new york city, the garbage is put out differently than in most of the rest of the country, because especially in manhattan, there's no back parking lot. normally there is no place where they keep a dumpster normally, the supermarkets and bakeries and stores all put their garbage on bags on the curb
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at night. ah, ah ah, ah, ah. i think there are free guns who are finding lots more food than they themselves want, and it's just an instinct or propensity to not let the food get wasted, that you're going to take it just so it doesn't sit there in the trash. and then in 20 or 30 minutes, a truck comes by and it just gets shipped off and thrown out into a landfill. ah,
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darlene offered me some of the food that she put in her fridge and this was the picture she sent me. oh my god, what you'd like. yeah. and it's absolutely more. yeah. this is about people to know there's more blueberries for you. i didn't know if you want to green a purple grape. not the both wash. beautiful apples jain, normal clean apple. and can just construct beautiful, remember last night when we were on our walk home and i found that container structure. exactly. so i was thinking that's why i didn't mention i need those 2 because i felt greedy now and i have enough. but i'll take because you know, they're been smooth, beautiful, and i have a case of blueberries. if you would like more rain buried. i do encourage people to
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do it because if there is far more food and other things than i could possibly consume. wow, baby. yeah, and i don't usually take fresh stuff more than i need unless i know that my friend jared like will is i want to see or i might get a little extra but i don't want, i don't wanna take stuff home. they knows what to go bad. cuz i can only eat so much. i'm really grateful that i found this free good group because nice to have these good people in my life like darlene and rich. you know, people who think the way i think people are attracted to us because we think differently than most of society that we're not always thinking about. i have to get that thing that i just saw advertise because the newest and the best really quite the opposite that we're thinking. i don't have to get something just because it's newer and better that they're more important things than having the best of everything and, and kind of having the best friendships and relationships and
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integrity and knowing good people that's really important me. ah, i got this place last may and the panoramic. everything was close. i had no interest in going to stores on top of that. i have run it by anything i was gonna buy cheap junk. i spent what i put on the place. but i managed to furnish place beautifully just with things i got from for free. this on the side of the street. this on the side of the street. its thing weighs a 1000 pounds, a nice piece of furniture. i don't know who to put in it, but it's got nice shelves, doors and everything in here is stuff i've picked up there around the from their various places we ever wore or anything, plenty of bandages and medical supplies,
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blood pressure monitor. this is, this is, this is like my, this is my, on my pharmacy to reckon he things like tooth paste. i got in the for years and here i had finally from magnesium or cohen cohen health pill probiotics. i got them are i given the people they need them? it's just it's, it's amazing like i pick up a lot of random things and i try to give them away and stuff i don't use and do pretty good. pretty good job of getting rid of stuff and but you know, i don't, my, one of my goals is not to have too much, but i want to tell you that kind of was sad and funny that he is. am i found 2 packs of 5000 staples, i realized i will never buy staples again. as long as i live. i have to stable to rest my life. there are, there are a lot of resources on, on the web to find things on facebook. there. bunch of different pages called bio, they're combined nothing groups and they're very local. people have babies out here and they, babies grew up and they get rid of their stuff. they need to buy it again. there's a baby carrier. so everything but the baby winter hat, some people post,
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i think i want to read this article say hey, do you have this? and it talks people up. this one is actually this person's looking for a breast on this person who has one. so now they're going to meet, you know, say here's somebody either by stolen since, since my, as a star by somebody's got some spare chicken. and somebody else wants it. somebody is stopped by a few minutes ago and she got some lip balm and face mask and things like that that i had picked up. and now now it's somebody's using it. it wasn't just throwing away the ah, working machine. she popped in. she said, well, i'm getting ready to go shopping for christmas and we, we said there was a good device to another,
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shooting another safe part of american life. shattered by violence. the gunman was armed with an a r 15, semi automatic rifle. when the issue comes home, it's time to act when we're violent on this issue. the other side, when by default the lady that lived over there. i was walking one of the dogs. she said, why do you wear again? were you scared to death? and i took it off and i think the people need to take responsibility in their own hands and be prepared if those kinds of weapons were less available. we wouldn't have a lot of shootings and we certainly wouldn't have the number that i when i would chose the wrong, why don't just don't the rules. yes, to fill out the thing becomes the aptitude and engagement equals the trail.
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when so many find themselves will depart and we choose to look for common ground in ah, this is fine. someone someone dropped in love yesterday. so welcome to our free store. we launched this right now we're just over our one week anniversary. this used to be just this stuff right here, this plywood just this graffiti and it was full of trash all of that thing. always plastic that blowing all over the city stuck in here. cigarette, but bottles, people were loitering, it was an eyesore. it was attracting all 1st about stuff and we decided,
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let's put us a good use for the community. and i found a bunch of stuff in the trash like this beautiful black sign that was ready to go in the garbage. these show everything came from the trash from our street right here in house kitchen. this is given take of everything, not just all of these items, but given take a skills resources, there's a lot of turnover in this neighborhood. so when people buy all their fancy things to furnish their apartments and then they leave town. so often it literally goes in the trash. someone took our shelf that was right over here. real estate bought well, got more. this is what i'm talking about. this is amazing, that's exactly the type of stuff we need. so i love this, i've been enjoying looking at the pictures on the group and looking at the 2 men in the turnover. been like phenomenal people are see someone saw like there's this, he ruler and they're like, oh i wonder if that's still there because you can see it. sometimes we post photos
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in our by nothing group that. yeah. okay. so right, we're off the top of a great day and it's a pass in a pilot for the community and for our elected officials and for, for building owners to see when the community comes together. yeah, it's going to stay neat. it's going to stay tidy. let us in your spaces, give up workspaces. there is such an abundance of stuff that people are getting rid of. there is such tremendous need. we don't need to buy anything more. we don't need to buy new. it all exist, whatever we need. and there can be so much more sharon, we just need the spaces to do it. what did you get to choose? oh my god. well that's great to see. you have a nice day. we're on the way to
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a 3 cycle event. first hills queens. so i was here with all my giveaways and random things that i've accumulated over the last, whatever years and months and days. so this is a new event site, as far as i know that they're running a lot. so people can bring things to give away and people can come and take things for free. and this is great for me because i'm always looking for a way to give things away. this was in the trash of a store because christmas was over. so it's a perfectly good item that became garbage tax laws, you know, definitely do benefit the wealthier people in our society. so that makes sense for them to throw it out right off rather than give it to somebody who could use it, then that person is not going to buy it on the core of the philosophy is
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reducing waste, whatever would otherwise become waste, stopping it from becoming waste and instead using it in a way that transcends traditional capitalist markets. there is no exchange of money . so we're just looking to use things that other people no longer have any use for or have decided not to have a use for i'm just showing mark a gift that i'm bringing him. i found it st recently. like this week. really how that's a nice find. that's awesome. yeah. yeah. so yeah. besides the missing strings that has like this might need. oh yeah. i see a thing on the forgot the not nothing. yeah. so the not needs a repair placement is not even an issue that we should only be thinking of as happening in the global south or over in somewhere in the 3rd world. this is an
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issue right here in our backyards. when people think of issues of food and equities and hunger, they always think of something maybe they might see on tv asking to make a donation to the children in africa or what have you. but people are starving right here in the united states in our own backyard, in our community. there are people hungry and dying on the streets right here. this isn't a problem over there. this is a problem with which we, as americans are intimately linked to because it's happening around us in our own communities. and there are resources to do something about it here in our community . any local rocher isn't throwing away tens upon tens upon tens of pounds of food, perhaps even hundreds of pounds of food every week. and you could just go take that and you could use it to feed people in your community. we have the tools
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to build solutions to these problems at the local level, and it's imperative that we do well not everybody has to dumpster dive to get free food. and it's nice that i think, especially during the pandemic, there's been a lot of concern about all of the people who have lost their jobs and haven't been able to make rent, and haven't been able to keep up with the economy. but let it, let us grab it for him and let us grab it for you. let us grab it for you. so this is aaron mckenna's bakery. we pick up from here every sunday and they give us a bunch of a really good treat. usually it's what they have left from the day before, i believe sometimes they throw in some fresh extra stuff for us. people in the park just absolutely go wild over these everything weekend gluten free. not free, i think as well. so pretty much anyone can eat them unless they're trying to cut down on sugar more or less at the end of the day,
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we don't throw anything. we like to donate stuff. we give it out to the neighborhood, our friends around here, or if not, i know the area more or less. so i know where there's people that are like homeless . i'll go on next to them and i'll give them stuff the. you don't waste that all here we try to make the best of everything we do here. wasting food is terrible in general, but i think especially in new york doctor, there are so many people you know and such as close proximity that need it. i think other bakeries during the ways that instead of donating it is kind of cool is in a couple of dogs myself where they were like instead of donating. and they'd rather just throw it away because it was maybe losing money, but use money anyway, throwing it away. and so i think you'd be better if you just gave it to someone in rabbit funds that are right there. let me get you. my name is sam agnew. i'm a volunteer with the lower manhattan food, not bombs. and we are in tompkins square park right now,
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which is where we serve food every sunday at 4 30 pm. its food that was otherwise going to be thrown away from a grocery store that we pick it up from. and we take the food of food. we cook it every sunday and we serve in the park for free. the people who are hungry as a way to mitigate food waste and feed hungry people and just build a sense of solidarity and resiliency in our community. we just have, you know, just the thought of, you know, being in groceries. cato pepper tomatoes them through banana plants, and some of these bags have read in them. now we got roll a cinnamon raisin bread. i just all contingent upon what we get on a weekly basis and our donation. sometimes we'll get 10 boxes of food. sometimes we'll just get one or 2 and none of the food was ever in the trash. this is all donated to us by grocer stuff. they're not going to sell,
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but it never makes it to the trash. and then we just didn't want anybody you want that me, i never ever, ever needed food because it's cold and my dog i became really scared. so we started going to the pantry. it's just due to the what was just a purchase and it was there given now and anything i don't use, i think around the neighborhood to other people. and i'm retired and there's no work. so it's very scary time. and people here are very afraid, everybody in the city is very afraid because it's empty now and nobody knows what they're, they're planning on. i wasn't my thing. i would say the majority of people who come here are people who come to the park regularly. they live in the area of a big chunk of them are on fixed income or are on disability or on unemployment,
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or on food stamps, and don't really have a huge budget for their groceries. there are a lot of other places to provide deals for people in the area. one of them, you know, is government based. another one is the church nearby, but the majority are, you need to prove your financial need. you need to somehow prove that you need the help when it comes to food, not bombs, will serve absolutely anyone you know, whether they're doing well or not. because it's about, you know, redirecting food ways. it's about, you know, these, any, any amount of food that we serve them is that they are not paying a grocery store for, or, you know, consuming and feeding into the market and creating more ways in the community fridge that we come to after. we finish serving whenever we have leftovers we. we
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just put all of our, all of our leftovers in this refrigerator from if free food, anyone can come and get anyone can come in for food and there's a pretty high turnover rate for this one. i check it every few days and you know, if you look at, if you come here like you in the morning and see what's in there, you come there the next day, all of that will be gone. so this refrigerator feeds a lot of people in the neighborhood, and we always just put whatever we have left over in the fridge afterwards. basically during the pandemic, i think last summer in particular, there was a big move to set up, free fridge is all over the city. so it a lot of neighborhoods in new york city, there are these refrigerators that anyone can go to and get food. so yeah, really cool aspect of mutual aid in practice. and just to piggyback on that, that is a very, very nice thing that people do that they put food in a refrigerator because there are a lot of homeless people around here and they,
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i guess they do appreciate you know, what is being done in this neighborhood. i live right up the block. my name is robert. i bring stuff down also just so that people can have something to this real time. got a really, really take what's going on as far as the pandemic is concerned, lot of people don't have money shopping to head, you know, they have really parents or whatever the case may be. but you know, this is really, really a wonderful thing that people do bring. i mean, it's like a god then. i mean, you can't, you can't put in any other way. i wonder if i have another bagel bag for such purposes. yeah, i have a i have a clean bag for you here. i read in the news recently. i didn't read the details of it. have a kind of busy at work, but then france has, has recently made it illegal for sources. throw away food. so they have to
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distribute the food that they still edible. they read like were here, things get near the expiration date. they throw it out like a great thing will be if i were you looking at, i'm certain there was nothing there. that would be that would be awesome. that's the thing that's not going to happen. i'm not trying to get everyone to learn to dumpster dive. i'm trying to change the way that we're managing the economy and dealing with the food. there should not be all this ways. there should not be the ability to dumpster dive the ah, it's a topsy turvy globalized world, as we said,
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one of the same for 2021 to be globalization and d dollarization. so d valorization is not happening right now. people are flocking to the dollar as all these countries begin to get more belligerent in their rhetoric and their saber rattling as we used to say. and they are getting on a war footing. right. and china is obviously setting themselves up for a move on taiwan. i think that's going to be the big story. 2020. 0 right now, there are 2000000000 people who are overweight or obese. it's profitable to sell food that is fatty and sugary and faulty and addicted. not at the individual level. it's not individual willpower. and if we go on believing that will never
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change as obesity epidemic, that industry has been influencing very deeply. the medical and scientific establishment, ah, what's driving the, its corporate, me. ah, the headlines decide. nato members call for a strategic review of the block with france warning the political dialogue within it is non existent. that is, the rank deepens over a security deal between alliance members, the u. s. and astray. also this europe worse energy crisis decades racquel the politicians with consumers facing a chilly winter with that fuel. but the familiar skate gave rule making demand that moscow pump small gas also to come the way the story has captivated the nation, has many wondering why not the same media attention when people.

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