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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:14 PM

Please let us remember those that have no homes this night.

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Reply Please let us remember those that have no homes this night. (Original post)
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2012 OP
Cha Dec 2012 #1
knitter4democracy Dec 2012 #2
pinboy3niner Dec 2012 #3
darkangel218 Dec 2012 #4
SummerSnow Dec 2012 #5
SummerSnow Dec 2012 #6
darkangel218 Dec 2012 #8
darkangel218 Dec 2012 #10
Major Nikon Dec 2012 #9
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2012 #12
Tsiyu Dec 2012 #18
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2012 #19
Tsiyu Dec 2012 #21
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2012 #22
Major Nikon Dec 2012 #7
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2012 #11
Scruffy Rumbler Dec 2012 #13
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annabanana Dec 2012 #14
NBachers Dec 2012 #15
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2012 #16
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2012 #17
TheKentuckian Dec 2012 #20

Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:25 PM

1. ..

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:27 PM

2. I'm worried about one of my students with this cold and snow.

May all those children sleeping in the cold tonight find a way to get somewhere warm and safe, and may our country finally pull our heads out of our asses when it comes to poverty and homelessness.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:27 PM

3. Dear Santa... Love, Virginia






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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:00 PM

4. I live in Orlando and they recently passed an ordinance to make it ilegal to " feed the homeless "

I mean, can you believe that?? We can't offer a loaf of bread or a sandwich to someone starving on the street. Freaking unreal..

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:13 PM

5. Amazingly cruel..

Reminds me of a food distribution plant my husband worked at.The workers were told that the food that is to be thrown out cannot be given to the homeless.This was not spoiled or rotten food it was food that was oneday past the date of legally being sold. There was nothing wrong with it.My husband said everytime he would go to the dumpsters homeless people would stand at the fence begging him for food.He said if they gave any of it to the homeless he would be fired. My husband quit that job cause he couldn't handle that. The world is a cruel place.

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:15 PM

6. I bet there is no ordinance...

to feed a stray dog.But if you feed a fellow human you get in trouble?

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:37 PM

8. I know, its messed up.

Whoever came up with this law probably never once went to sleep hungry, or otherwise would know better. I couldn't believe it when I first heard bit nevertheless it is the law.

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:40 PM

9. I'm fairly active in my local county food bank

I think the idea of making it illegal to feed someone who is hungry is absolutely nutty as hell. However, when it comes to giving I give to the food bank. It's amazing how far they can stretch limited resources and how many people they wind up feeding. I really admire the people who run it.

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:37 PM

12. Follow the money. n/t

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:33 AM

18. Seems like people from a variety of faiths



could sue Orlando. Didn't Jesus say to feed the poor?

This is a war on Jesus!

Bet FOX will get right on it!



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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:26 PM

19. Believe it or not the Conservative movement it the ones behind some of these laws.

The mentality behind it is that if you keep making life comfortable, they don't want to get a job.
The problem with that is one need to be able to eat and rest to get and keep a job.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:23 PM

21. The lack of affordable housing

is the big issue. Maybe some of these cavernous foreclosures that are rotting could be converted to multi-family housing.

But first, the "good Christians" have to recognize the right to decent, affordable housing.

Merry Christmas

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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #21)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:37 PM

22. And then you also need a job to keep a house.

And that is why I get so mad at how "Right to work" has hurt more than help. To have a home you have to have income to live off of. You need a job that is stable and that won't fire you before you have worked long enough to get benefits. It is all a real bad circle of sadness.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:35 PM

7. As a country, we should judge ourselves on how we treat the most unfortunate

Not how we treat the most fortunate.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:15 PM

11. I have been on the streets. I know the darkness. Please don't forget them.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:05 PM

15. yes

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:12 PM

16. Something to think about

By the numbers:
>There are 633,782 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States.

>Of that number, 239,403 are people in families, and
392,945 are individuals.

>Slightly fewer than 16 percent of the homeless population are considered "chronically homeless,"

>About 10 percent of the homeless population - 62,619 - are veterans.

Read more at http://www.endhomelessness.org/pages/snapshot_of_homelessness

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:31 PM

20. And every night. Even when there are no more homeless least we forget

and allow our society's heart to harden again.

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