After teeter-tottering on the idea of having the NYC marathon go on in spite of the fact that a major hurricane just displaced hundreds, if not thousands of the people in his charge, Mayor Bloomberg has moved on to more important matters.
Ensuring the homeless of NYC receive proper nutrition…or no food at all. How is it that you NYC people haven’t strung this man up? First he takes your salt. Then your ginormous soda’s. He comes up with hair brained scheme after hair brained scheme and yet he’s still in office. Help me understand this.
Now, I will be the first to admit that the following story may be not be 100% accurate, really these days, what journalism is? But it was written here that meals given to shelters must list precise nutritional data. This means that surplus food from restaurants and the like are not able to go to the hungry…until they dig it out of the garbage first. Bastard.
We talk about food a lot in the strength game, but rarely do we discuss the fact that lots of people just don’t have it. We joke about how “starving” we are post-training but really, have you ever been hungry? Hungry, as in, I have no idea how to feed my kids this week? Hungry, as in, I’m going to eat crackers and Hot Cocoa from work because it’s free? Hungry, as in, I need to go humble myself so we have food? If not, I’m happy for you. Really. It’s unpleasant. If so, you may understand how offensive this new rule is.
There’s nothing I can do from Wisconsin about this, other than continue to contribute to those in need here. There may be nothing you can do about this from where you sit, other than contribute to those in need where you are. Just do something.
And those of you in NYC? I look forward to the day when I hear you’ve finally had enough of this guy. SRSLY.
When someone is drowning, you do more than throw a life preserver. You get into the water.
Mary Jo Copland- Sharing and Caring Hands
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I have been coaching teams and athletes for over 30 years. I grew up participating in various sports at various levels but was always drawn to those that require strength training. I have multiple local, national, and world records in the sports of Weightlifting and Highland Games Heavy Events as well as a combined total of 5 World Championships. My 5 years of training and coaching under Mark Rippetoe provided a wide range of influence from some of the top strength & conditioning and throwing coaches in the country. I will strongly encourage tosabarbell athletes to compete (and prepare you to do so.) However, tosabarbell is also for those who wish to be stronger and go through life feeling better.
Matt WanAt is a retired Professional Strongman who competed frequently with Strongman Champions League in Europe. He played a year of D1 football with Iowa before concentrating on his Chemical Engineering degree in Iowa City. He is a native of Wauwatosa and still remains a staunch supporter of Tosa East.
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