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  • #16
    While living in Vegas, we were confronted with this on every single corner. You can't even stop and get gas without one approaching you. Vegas is a bad city for homeless people since many of them blow their life savings on the "big chance" and come up empty. It is a huge problem there.

    But we would not give them money. If we had a bag of chips or something in the car we would give them that. At least we know they were eating something and not going back to the casino or to the beer shelf.

    Some of them get down right mean and nasty like we are obligated to give them money. There are shelters they can go to get cleaned up and sleep and there are plenty of jobs they could go and get. Even minimum wage is somewhere to start if they are serious about turning their lives around and making something of themselves.

    Some of them run scams and claim they are collecting for a charity.

    But, here in Utah we don't have the problem.
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    • #17
      Buying booze really isn't what worries me about giving money to homeless people. Face it, a lot of homeless people are drug addicts. I don't want to help drug lords by giving a homeless person my money.

      My apologies to those of you who are drug lords.
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      • #18
        Buying booze? You must have some rich version of homeless folks down there in the US, they buy the cheapest things they can up here. Namely mouthwash, for the alcohol content, no name mouthwash, it's cheaper. Hell, Lysol and hairspray are out of their financial league.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by EMCF
          Buying booze? You must have some rich version of homeless folks down there in the US, they buy the cheapest things they can up here. Namely mouthwash, for the alcohol content, no name mouthwash, it's cheaper. Hell, Lysol and hairspray are out of their financial league.
          haha...funny stuff.


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          • #20
            Originally posted by NJfan26
            haha...funny stuff.


            not really...... it is a sickness
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            • #21
              Originally posted by EMCF
              Buying booze? You must have some rich version of homeless folks down there in the US, they buy the cheapest things they can up here. Namely mouthwash, for the alcohol content, no name mouthwash, it's cheaper. Hell, Lysol and hairspray are out of their financial league.

              well here the winos dont buy those things, at less then 3bucks a bottle of wine is cheaper. because youve seen someone drink that stuff doesnt mean the all do..i know people here who would buy lysol, mouth wash, even colone to drink if they had no other choice, buy given a choice i belive they would chose real drinks.


              alcoholism is a disease...it is very hard thing to fight
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              • #22
                Originally posted by BroncoManiac_69
                While living in Vegas, we were confronted with this on every single corner. You can't even stop and get gas without one approaching you. Vegas is a bad city for homeless people since many of them blow their life savings on the "big chance" and come up empty. It is a huge problem there.

                But we would not give them money. If we had a bag of chips or something in the car we would give them that. At least we know they were eating something and not going back to the casino or to the beer shelf.

                Some of them get down right mean and nasty like we are obligated to give them money. There are shelters they can go to get cleaned up and sleep and there are plenty of jobs they could go and get. Even minimum wage is somewhere to start if they are serious about turning their lives around and making something of themselves.

                Some of them run scams and claim they are collecting for a charity.

                But, here in Utah we don't have the problem.






                a cheap bottle of wine 2 bucks

                a cheap high 10 bucks


                a random act of kindness................ priceless
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                • #23
                  No, because I'm about to be one of them barring some sort of miracle.

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                  Not a chance...you want a buck, earn it.
                  Not that easy. I am ample evidence of that myself.

                  At 16 I was an assistant manager at the 7-11. I never missed work, showed up on time, did my job and then some. Always stayed late, always put in overtime.

                  When I went into the military I got promoted faster than all 50 or so of the people I went in with, and was the only one to complete my full tour of duty. Along the way I earned a Below the Zone promotion, given to about the top 3.5% of Airmen in the Air Force as judged by a panel of 12. By the time my four years were complete in the Air Force (the slowest promoting branch of our military) I had my e-5 on its way. That's... obscene.

                  After the military I went to college and completed two majors in 3.5 years, earning national scholastic honors in both subjects. I was also the President of two clubs and a member of one or two others. I also became a DJ at the school's radio station. I worked in the summers and on weekends to help pay for food and beer.

                  By definition, I am the epitome of "over-achiever." I am no slacker - and I'm tellin' ya' I might be out of a house at the end of this month. It ain't just about work ethic.

                  This kind of comment is indicative of the kind of misconception that makes homelessness such a problem.

                  Sure, some people make those bad choices... some people never get a chance to start off though either. It's easier than you think - trust me on this.

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                  • #24
                    Yep, my dad hastily emptied his wallet to a homeless guy outside the Mariners game. Plus, I gave a guy 10 bucks to show me the world on his globe. I asked where Africa was, he couldn't find it and ended up throwing the globe towards Starbucks.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Alastor
                      No, because I'm about to be one of them barring some sort of miracle.

                      Pikman wrote:



                      Not that easy. I am ample evidence of that myself.

                      At 16 I was an assistant manager at the 7-11. I never missed work, showed up on time, did my job and then some. Always stayed late, always put in overtime.

                      When I went into the military I got promoted faster than all 50 or so of the people I went in with, and was the only one to complete my full tour of duty. Along the way I earned a Below the Zone promotion, given to about the top 3.5% of Airmen in the Air Force as judged by a panel of 12. By the time my four years were complete in the Air Force (the slowest promoting branch of our military) I had my e-5 on its way. That's... obscene.

                      After the military I went to college and completed two majors in 3.5 years, earning national scholastic honors in both subjects. I was also the President of two clubs and a member of one or two others. I also became a DJ at the school's radio station. I worked in the summers and on weekends to help pay for food and beer.

                      By definition, I am the epitome of "over-achiever." I am no slacker - and I'm tellin' ya' I might be out of a house at the end of this month. It ain't just about work ethic.

                      This kind of comment is indicative of the kind of misconception that makes homelessness such a problem.

                      Sure, some people make those bad choices... some people never get a chance to start off though either. It's easier than you think - trust me on this.
                      The question was would you give a homeless person money. We have many "Working Homeless" up here in Calgary due to the high cost of living. These people I have no problem with because they aren't BEGGARS. They still hold down jobs during the day, and sleep in shelters or on the street at night. This I find to be truly sad, that hard working people still can't afford a home.

                      My comments about want a buck...earn one go for the homeless that are bums. To lazy to collect bottles, or get help. Begging is not a profession and should therefore not be rewarded.
                      Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by EMCF
                        Buying booze? You must have some rich version of homeless folks down there in the US, they buy the cheapest things they can up here. Namely mouthwash, for the alcohol content, no name mouthwash, it's cheaper. Hell, Lysol and hairspray are out of their financial league.
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by NJBRONCOSFAN
                          If i have spare change i will, but the only time i really see them is when i'm leaving a yankees game...I appreciate their honesty.
                          Do they have pinstripes? I always knew there were bums at Yankee stadium.

                          When I was about 11 a friend and I were at the mall. A guy came up to us and said his car was broke down and he didn't have enough money to get home which was in Georgia. I felt bad for him so I gave him a dollar and all the change I had in my pocket. No big deal.

                          About 5 or 6 years later I was at the same mall with my girlfriend at the time and this guy approached us and gave me the same story. I told him he used that same line on me about 5 years earlier. He just walked away.

                          That was the last time I gave money to a "bum". If I see one when I'm having a bad day I feel bad for him/her, but they always cheer me up cause I think of how good I have it.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by arapaho
                            a cheap bottle of wine 2 bucks

                            a cheap high 10 bucks


                            a random act of kindness................ priceless
                            So you are saying that every single day as I drove across town I should have $20-$30 in One Dollar bills ready for each red light?

                            I perform random acts of kindness all the time. I drew my line in the sand with this topic.
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                            • #29
                              I don't see any homeless unless I am in NYC.


                              I just have never lived in area where they congregate. Not because I am snob, but because I don't generally live in areas with a lot of foot traffic, where they are more likely to be sucessful at begging.


                              Although there was this one time I found a guy sleeping naked on my front porch. I heard the doorbell ring, and since I was execting a package, I went out there.

                              And the post man was looking at this dude. Weird. He woke up, I asked him what he was doing there (he had his pants in his hands).......he suddenly freaked out....."uh...I was waitingf or someone.....um...I have the wrong address...."

                              Didn't seem drunk or anything, just some kinda weirdo perv. I think he really did have the wrong address, because his reaction was almost bordering on fear.

                              I called the cops, but they couldn't find him. The post man backed me up.

                              So, I have no idea if he was homeless, but I sure wasn't gonna give him a damn thing except my shoes up his ass.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by BroncoManiac_69
                                So you are saying that every single day as I drove across town I should have $20-$30 in One Dollar bills ready for each red light?

                                I perform random acts of kindness all the time. I drew my line in the sand with
                                this topic.



                                you are clueless!!!
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