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Raiders doing their part to fight hunger

By Steve Corkran
Thursday, November 15th, 2012 at 1:04 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Oakland Raiders are partnering with the Alameda County Community Food Bank to help their neighbors in need as the region braces for a spike in need during the winter and holiday season.
Staff and families of the Raiders organization are sorting, screening, boxing and shelving food items in preparation for the busy holiday season in the Food Bank’s main warehouse in Oakland today, a week prior to Thanksgiving.
In addition, a number of Raiders players will spend their lone day off during the week—the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving— visiting the food bank and assisting in the preparation of food items.
Fans are encouraged to support the Food Bank’s hunger relief efforts this Sunday before the Raiders-Saints game at the Coliseum by visiting their booth in Raiderville from 8:30 am – noon.
Fans are asked to make a monetary donation or donations of healthy non-perishable food items, such as canned meats and vegetables, pasta and sauce, peanut butter and low-sugar cereals. All proceeds go directly to the Food Bank’s hunger relief efforts.
Since 1985, the Alameda County Community Food Bank has been at the forefront of hunger-relief efforts in the Bay Area. This year the Food Bank will distribute 24 million pounds of food, more than half farm-fresh produce. The Food Bank serves one in six Alameda County residents by distributing food through a network of 275 food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community organizations.
For more information, visit www.raiders.com and www.accfb.org.
The Oakland Raiders are hosting a virtual food drive, encouraging fans to donate money to help the Food Bank purchase its most needed items. To participate, please go to https://www.vfd-accfb.org/grouphome.aspx?ID=555

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  • LA to TheBay

    By giving their paychecks to someone who deserves them??

  • LA to TheBay

    Repost:

    99,

    RE: Fargas.

    *Capable*

    IN Knapp’s ZBS, Fargas had 1000 yards in just over a half a season. Sure, he slammed into brick walls constantly, but so did (and does) DMC, yet Fargas managed to outproduce DMC on a consistent basis.

    Was Fargas a beter player? Of course not.

    And Goodson’s not a better player than DMC. Is he a better fit for the cr@p offense we run? I think so.

  • R8ER MIKE

    lol well put LA !!

  • R8ER MIKE

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    ?? any of you guys see Marylands new “Black ops” uniforms ???
    FEAR THE TURTLE !!!

  • R8ER MIKE

    i got 5 on it

  • The Beeech Dawg

    K-Rat, you really should make every effort to attend Norco’s tailgate

    He’s been inviting you for years and, honestly, it’s just plain rude that you keep turning him down

    Besides, Eddie Money is playing. Great chance for you to bust out your Lindy Hop on the dance floor

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 12:18 pm
    Raider O Says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 11:58 am
    99,

    Palestinians don’t have the same weapons (bombs), and Israel can be too aggressive ( Bombing an entire village for revenge).
    ===========================================
    That’s your view O.

    My view is that Israel isn’t aggressive enough.

    You put a crazy Jew like me in charge and there would be little or no consideration to limiting ‘collateral’ damage.

    I don’t care if it’s throwing rocks, firing mortars, launching rockets or missiles, or suicide bombers.

    Every act of violence would be responded to without regard to keeping it proportional or any concern about what ‘the world’ thinks.

    No other country would even consider continually absorbing attacks on it’s people and it’s sovereign territory, nor would any country be expected to.

    That expectation is seemingly reserved for Israel only.

    I’d put a swift end to that and am amazed that Israel even plays that game for a moment.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    You do realize that Israel didn’t exist before the late 40s? Don’t give me that BS about the area’s history. Even when Jews immigrated to that area millenniums ago, there were people living there.
    You do realize that you are occupying land that doesn’t belong to you?
    You are funny.
    Like I said before, I recognize Jews’ rights to live and practice in that area, but I don’t recognize the state of Israel. The only reason I say Israel is to be considerate towards others.

  • LA to TheBay

    It was a thoughtful idea at the time, nevermind who was currently living there. Then again, the ‘stinians lost the subsequent war with significant backing, so the argument that Israel had ALL the support isn’t true, though it would be more so now.

    It went from trying give displaced peoples a home (with other, less benevolent reasons) to a strategic US outpost in an area of significant interest.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Krappy, serious question – your wife ever get hype to Kreayshawn when she’s doing her toe nails?

    I can totally see her as a Gucci Gucci Fendi Prada kinda broad, on the real tip

    MAKIN’ BANK AND PULLIN’ RANK

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    And since you insist on talking about it:
    Free Palestine!
    lol

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    I’m done bro. This time you can have the last word. lol

  • R8ER MIKE

    word !!

  • MiamiRaider78

    Free Raider Nation from losing!

  • R8ER MIKE

    ITS 420 BROTHERS !!
    puff puff pass !!
    GreenParty rules !!

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    There is no excuse for illegally displacing people simply to steal their homes and land.

    It wasnt right for Europeans to invade and take over the americas, it isnt right for Europeans to invade and steal Palestine. It isnt right for Europeans to invade and try and steal afrika.

    Simply this is just another take over in a long line of invasions and land theft and murder is viewed as an acceptable means to an end.

    i believe in history class the concept was termed manifest destiny .

    Clever code language for theft murder and plunder.

  • The Mack

    I want to know if Mcfadden20 has ever played organized football a day in his life..?

  • RAIDERMAN99

    You do realize that Israel didn’t exist before the late 40s?
    You do realize that you are occupying land that doesn’t belong to you?
    You are funny.
    ===========================================
    O, you do realize that the USA didn’t exist until 1776 and we’re occupying land that doesn’t belong to us, right ?

    You do realize that many Arab nations were also created relatively recently – after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and WWI. They’re occupiers too, I suppose.

    You do realize that the nation of Israel did in fact exist long before 1948.

    It’s history, cousin.

    You’re not going to be like that AIDS ridden fool Arafat and deny the Wailing Wall was part of the great Temple complex, are you ?

    You do realize that the Golden Dome was built on top of the Temple Mount, right ?

    Tell me again, who was there first ?

    And please have a better answer than the Canaanites.

    They no longer exist.

    Still refusing to acknowledge that Israel is a legitimate sovereign nation and claiming that Israel is ‘occupying’ land that doesn’t belong to her is your right.

    That’s the attitude that makes this situation unsolvable.

    That’s the attitude that holds that the re-birth of Israel in 1948 was a ‘nakba’.

    That attitude, and refusal to accept Israel in 1948 led to war.

    That attitude continued in 1967 and led to more war which resulted in Israel ‘occupying’ even more land.

    Cousin, we could accomplish some great things together.

    But that’s just never going to happen.

  • MiamiRaider78

    Have any of you received your “gifts” from O Bama yet? LOL

    Dumbo Rommney

  • Raider4Life209

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    There is no excuse for illegally displacing people simply to steal their homes and land.

    It wasnt right for Europeans to invade and take over the americas, it isnt right for Europeans to invade and steal Palestine. It isnt right for Europeans to invade and try and steal afrika.

    Simply this is just another take over in a long line of invasions and land theft and murder is viewed as an acceptable means to an end.

    i believe in history class the concept was termed manifest destiny .

    Clever code language for theft murder and plunder.
    ==========================

    Finally, something we agree on.

  • Raider4Life209

    MiamiRaider78 Says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Have any of you received your “gifts” from O Bama yet? LOL

    Dumbo Rommney
    =================

    Yeah, that was ridiculous!!

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    MiamiRaider78 Says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Have any of you received your “gifts” from O Bama yet? LOL

    Dumbo Rommney
    —————————-
    I’m still waiting on my Cadillac and 40 acres and a mule.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Tell me again, who was there first ?

    And please have a better answer than the Canaanites.

    They no longer exist.

    Still refusing to acknowledge that Israel is a legitimate sovereign nation and claiming that Israel is ‘occupying’ land that doesn’t belong to her is your right.

    That’s the attitude that makes this situation unsolvable.

    That’s the attitude that holds that the re-birth of Israel in 1948 was a ‘nakba’.

    That attitude, and refusal to accept Israel in 1948 led to war.

    That attitude continued in 1967 and led to more war which resulted in Israel ‘occupying’ even more land.

    Cousin, we could accomplish some great things together.

    But that’s just never going to happen.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Most people in that area no longer exist. Egyptians, Romans, Arabs, etc.. They are mixed.
    We are talking about millenniums. Millenniums!
    Canaanites and philistines were there before the Jews. Philistines?! I wonder why that sounds familiar?
    C’mon cousin.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Barbour: GOP needs a ‘proctology exam’

    (CNN) – While Republicans continue to soul search after their party’s loss in the presidential election, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour injected a new term Wednesday to describe the GOP’s introspection.

    “The ground game is really important, and we have to be, I mean we’ve got to give our political organizational activity a very serious…” he said, taking a pause and looking for the right word. “Proctology exam. We need to look everywhere.”

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/14/barbour-gop-needs-a-proctology-exam/

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Btw, my attitude will end the state of Israel one day. Like I said cousin, you and the rest of the people can live and practice there, but you need to return OUR property (houses and land).
    I have relatives older than the state of Israel.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    I forgot about you having the last word. Sorry. Like I said before, I can’t help it, I enjoy our debates a lot.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Great cut and paste job, Troll King.

    Just spending a leisurely Thurs afternoon trolling for political talk on the football blog, eh?

    Totally cool, seriously

    Lots of babes respect and admire a man with your qualities. Just kidding, no they don’t

    MO FLY HIZZIES

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    99,

    Why occupy a country when you can live there in peace? You do realize there are Arab Jews who live in Yemen, Morocco, Saudi, etc… ?

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Wasn’t right for the Romans to destroy Judea and Samaria and displace that people and nation, was it ?

    Noticed you used the word ‘diaspora’ the other day, in the context of African slaves being displaced from their indiginous land, Mistic.

    Well, I share your pain.

    I lament the Jewish diaspora as much as you lament the African one.

    You should know that the very name ‘Palestine’ was given to the region by the Romans, as an insult to the Jewish nation it conquered, massacred and displaced.

    BTW, it wasn’t solely ‘Europeans’ displacing a native indiginous Arab population in Palestine. In fact, a 1905 census done by the Turks who administed the region shows that Jews were the majority populace of Jerusalem.

    Further, over 600,000 Sephardic Jews that lived in the region in Arab nations migrated to Israel shortly after her rebirth. Most were kicked out and left with just the shirts on their backs.

    Another ‘diaspora’. But better than another ‘holocaust’.

    Hey, cousin O, I’m interested in joining you if you move to Jordan. Can I become a Jordanian citizen ?

  • Plunketthead

    Philistine = Palestine?
    First time I have ever heard that

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    ODB,

    It’s always 420 when you are a Green Party Member.
    Vote Green in 2016!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid// Full Disclosure

    Went with Purvisman/Intrepid/Golden Haired Hero/Gossipy lil’ Btch/Full Disclosure and it didn’t fly.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid// Full Disclosure

    Well, there you are.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Further, over 600,000 Sephardic Jews that lived in the region in Arab nations migrated to Israel shortly after her rebirth. Most were kicked out and left with just the shirts on their backs.
    $$$$$$$$

    OMG!!
    Is that why Arab Jews still live in Saudi. Saudi! Yemen, Morocco, etc?

  • Scourge

    Yo, fellow Raider fans!

    Decided I’d drop in from Lurkerville to say thanks for all the entertainment the last few days!

    Until a few months ago, I was simply reading the Raider news items at CNN/SI. Then, one day, I started following your blog posts. I must that it’s been fun so far.

    I’ve been following the Raiders from the Right Coast since I was little. While I’m not a fanatic like some of you CA folk are, I still enjoy following the Raiders. We don’t get to see them on TV very often in this area unless they’re visiting Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, or Baltimore. Last week’s game was sure a let-down.

    I just wanted to say I enjoy all your Raider-related posts. Please keep up the good work!

    I do want to send a special shout-out to the Beeech Dawg. Man, you’re an amusing guy! The last few days I’ve been having the blues due to a health issue and your posts have had me cracking up. Although I wish you’d give up on the defacation material, you’re at your best when responding to others’ posts. It gives you fresh material and you don’t have to rely on recycling your original schtick.

    JUST BLOG BABY!!!!!

    GO RAIDERS

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Raider4Life209 Says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    MiamiRaider78 Says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Have any of you received your “gifts” from O Bama yet? LOL

    Dumbo Rommney
    =================

    Yeah, that was ridiculous!!
    ======================================

    It just, once again, shows how far out of touch they are from any type of reality.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    99,

    Why do you want to become a Jordanian citizen? Looking for more Palestinians to kill? lol
    Return the property you took from Jordan (the West Bank) in the late 60′s and I’m sure Jordan will allow you to become citizens.

  • MiamiRaider78

    “And the hate continues to run deep, like a Palestinians thoughs of suicide on Israeli streets.”

    One of my lines from a verse I wrote, word!

  • LA to TheBay

    15.Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 1:26 pm
    There is no excuse for illegally displacing people simply to steal their homes and land.

    It wasnt right for Europeans to invade and take over the americas, it isnt right for Europeans to invade and steal Palestine. It isnt right for Europeans to invade and try and steal afrika.

    Simply this is just another take over in a long line of invasions and land theft and murder is viewed as an acceptable means to an end.

    i believe in history class the concept was termed manifest destiny .

    Clever code language for theft murder and plunder.

    ——-

    +1

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Canaanites and philistines were there before the Jews. Philistines?! I wonder why that sounds familiar?
    C’mon cousin.
    =============================================
    Sorry, cousin. I have to correct you again.

    The Canaanites were there before, yes.

    The Philistines ? No.

    The Philistines were a sea-faring nation that waged war against the Jews, but they were not there first.

    Never was their land.

    And of course Philistine sounds familiar.

    That’s the derivation of the word Palestine.

    That name was given to the region by the Roman conquerers as an insult to the Jews they massacred.

    But we both know the name Palestine can’t possibly be Arabic in nature as there is no ‘P’ in the Arabic language.

    That’s why Arabs to this day all say ‘Balestine’. LOL.

    Similarly, the city you Arabs call ‘Nablus’ is just the Arab pronunciation for what the Romans termed Annapolis.

    Not only isn’t it your land, you can’t properly pronounce the name of the region and cities you falsely claim to own.

    History, cousin.

  • MiamiRaider78

    thoughts*

  • LA to TheBay

    Both parties have a legitimate and historic claim to the land. Both parties controlled the land at one point. You guys check out Religulous? See what they’re fighting over?

    The real villain here is religion and its evil right hand man, politics.

    Neither party will share. This conflict is destined to end badly.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Blog Brahs, as some of you know, I sometimes perform hilarious live comedy under the name Beeech Dawg the Entertainer

    Gotta a patent pending on that one, holla

    Anyway thought I’d drop some dope jokes on this whole Arab/Jew mess to get you all laughing and playing happily with your weiners once again

    Remember, there’s no better remedy for a pending blood war than rubbing blissfully on your ding dong

    CHECK IT

    What a great audience. What’s the name of the peaceful celebration the Jewish guy invited his Palestinian rival to?

    That’s right, the Matzo BALL

  • LA to TheBay

    Unfortunately, none of us will be alive when the human race evolves past religion and it’s viewed as the stuff of myth or fairy tale. Laughed at like concepts such as Earth being the center of the universe.

  • dr_robert

    Boo

  • Raidergil650

    wil raiderslwin come sunday? LET’S GO RAIDERS AND EDDIE MONEY.

  • dr_robert

    Atheism is the true joke

  • MiamiRaider78

    What a great audience. LOL

  • LA to TheBay

    Despite historical arguments, in today’s context, I tend to side with the little guys… guys with representation but no country and no nukes and no US support.

    Then again, I’m a bit of a contrarian and typically anti-establishment, so I have a bias.

  • LA to TheBay

    46.dr_robert Says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    Atheism is the true joke

    ————–

    Hey, so was heliocentrism and a lot of smart people ahead of their time died for support of it and now commonly accepted ideas like it.

    Check back with me in 400 years or so, yeah?

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Wasn’t right for the Romans to destroy Judea and Samaria and displace that people and nation, was it ?

    Noticed you used the word ‘diaspora’ the other day, in the context of African slaves being displaced from their indiginous land, Mistic.

    Well, I share your pain.

    I lament the Jewish diaspora as much as you lament the African one.

    You should know that the very name ‘Palestine’ was given to the region by the Romans, as an insult to the Jewish nation it conquered, massacred and displaced.

    BTW, it wasn’t solely ‘Europeans’ displacing a native indiginous Arab population in Palestine. In fact, a 1905 census done by the Turks who administed the region shows that Jews were the majority populace of Jerusalem.

    Further, over 600,000 Sephardic Jews that lived in the region in Arab nations migrated to Israel shortly after her rebirth. Most were kicked out and left with just the shirts on their backs.

    Another ‘diaspora’. But better than another ‘holocaust’.

    Hey, cousin O, I’m interested in joining you if you move to Jordan. Can I become a Jordanian citizen ?
    ====================

    i think the major confusion is caused by mixing the term jewish with race, and the same can be said for mixing nationality and race.

    Jewish is a faith not a race and what you find in history is white jews have indeed been persecuted by other white nations. The turks were white, the jews that are invading Palestine today are also white.

    The original jews (blacks) were long since removed from the area and nearly wiped out of the written history all together.

    Conflicts between arabs and whites is nothing new, and hiding behind religion and so called gifted parcells of land is not a valid reason for murder.

    Both arabs and whites are guilty of using this very tactic to make claims on land that was inhabited previously by neither claiming rulership over people and justified slave trading of afrikans

    By 1905 the original inhabitants were long gone and arabs and whites have fought over the land ever since