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  • Dream
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    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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  • Alastor
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    No, because I'm about to be one of them barring some sort of miracle.

    Pikman wrote:

    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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  • arapaho
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    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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  • arapaho
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    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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  • arapaho
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    Originally posted by NJfan26
    haha...funny stuff.


    not really...... it is a sickness

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  • NJfan26
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    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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  • EMCF
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    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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  • FanFromMichigan
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    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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  • BroncoManiac_69
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    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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  • JWinn
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    Originally posted by Adrenaline
    If you pass a homeless person on the street do you give them a buck or two?

    Sometimes..........

    It really depends on how that person comes across to me.

    If they are standing on the corner holding up a sign, and not even bothering to work the corner, while wearing a brand new Broncos hat, with an $80 backback, then no, I dont give them anything.

    I know of a guy who quit his job, stands on a corner and takes in about $200 a day. He chose to become a begger. Those types of people get nothing from me.

    Others I can easily see are truly homeless. Take a vet for example, with a prosthetic leg, wearing his medals, (which, yes, I know can be bought) I'll give a person like this a few bucks, sure.

    It doesnt hurt to take a few minutes to talk to them, and find out if they are truly homeless or not.

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  • NJfan26
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    Why not give them a buck. If they want to spend it on booze thats fine, its not like their going to get a hotel room from the couple of bucks i give them so why not? If they rather spend the money on a beer rather then a burger, more power to them.

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  • pikman
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    Originally posted by Adrenaline
    Just a question how is a homeless person going to earn a buck. Would you trust him to do a job. And im sure he dosent have any sort of resume.
    You know this is a real sore spot for me. Most of the people that are homeless have made choices in their lives that have put them there. I don't care what the circumstances are, but we all have the ability to do something positive with our lives if we WANT to. I don't have a problem with helping those who are "less fortunate", face it a lot of people work their asses off and still can't make ends meet. Homeless people have usually chosen to do nothing and for that you get nothing.

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  • The Dark Knight
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    Originally posted by Adrenaline
    Isnt that what you were gona spend it on anyway

    Not necessarily.

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  • arapaho
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    all i can say is we are all being judged on our life in one way or another

    i have given my last dollar to complete strangers many times

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  • Adrenaline
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    Originally posted by The Dark Knight
    Yeah, by buying booze.
    Isnt that what you were gona spend it on anyway

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