Friday, January 06, 2006

The happiest place on earth

Wal-Mart ends food donations to charity.
Ernie Brown, a spokesman for Sacramento's Senior Gleaners, which received about 25,000 pounds of food in 2005 from Sam's Club on Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights, said most food is fine to eat for days after the "sell-by" date. He said Wal-Mart's concerns about liability seem misplaced in light of the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, a federal law passed in 1996 offering food donors wide-ranging protections from civil lawsuits or criminal prosecution. The law states that donors can be held liable only in instances of "gross negligence." "Lord, we get millions and millions of pounds from Raley's and Bel-Air and Albertson's, and they don't have a problem understanding the law," Brown said. "Why don't Wal-Mart and Sam's Club understand the law?"
Ah, fuck 'em. Some hobo might puke up his buffalo hot wing and then sue -- you know how soup kitchen clients like to sue big corporations -- and then where would we be? Bankrupt, that's where! Am I still allowed to shop at Target, or are they still refusing to sell contraceptives to slutty-looking chicks and other suspiciously non-christian acting slattern?

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