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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-03 11:05 PM
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10. I do agree with that concern
We have three guys that work three exits in San Diego who are not homeless. THe city has known about them for years. Local news has followed them. They alternate exits, have cardboard signs "will work for food" and are basically running a racket. Same thing with a lot of guys that carry gas cans and do the "I need a gallon of gas" story...if you do work in the shelters though, I believe after a while you get a sense of who is scamming you and who isn't.

I'll always help somehow though...money or food.
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  -NEVER pass a homeless person... Tyler Durden  Nov-24-03 10:55 PM   #0 
  - What of the homeless is a known drug abuser?  LastTime2BeFree   Nov-24-03 10:58 PM   #1 
  - You think NOT tossing a coin will cure him of his addiction?  Lars39   Nov-24-03 11:00 PM   #3 
  - Judge not, lest ye be judged.  Tyler Durden   Nov-24-03 11:00 PM   #4 
  - What if you don't toss him the coin and he resorts to stealing  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-24-03 11:01 PM   #5 
  - That would then be extortion or at least blackmail  LastTime2BeFree   Nov-24-03 11:08 PM   #12 
     - No and that isn't the legal definition of blackmail nor extortion  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-24-03 11:10 PM   #15 
        - Fine and dandy  LastTime2BeFree   Nov-24-03 11:20 PM   #21 
           - You're right...surviving and coping is a nasty habit  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-24-03 11:30 PM   #30 
  - what if he goes into  maxanne   Nov-24-03 11:04 PM   #8 
  - You contributed a comment to the last thread  RationalRose   Nov-24-03 11:05 PM   #9 
  - You know Rose that is true  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-24-03 11:09 PM   #13 
  - The Vets have no recourse now  RationalRose   Nov-24-03 11:15 PM   #19 
     - She drinks too much but isn't hooked on heroin anymore  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-24-03 11:28 PM   #28 
  - Street drugs are never cheaper than legit purchases  LastTime2BeFree   Nov-24-03 11:27 PM   #27 
  - That's untrue-in Mass you can buy a bag of heroin for $5  RationalRose   Nov-24-03 11:37 PM   #34 
  - How many milligrams of H for a Fin?  LastTime2BeFree   Nov-24-03 11:54 PM   #42 
  - Rush? Is that you?  geniph   Nov-25-03 04:20 PM   #81 
  - Many homeless and almost all beggars are addicts.  Devoir   Nov-25-03 09:20 PM   #95 
  - Maybe it will help him hit a bottom  xJlM   Nov-25-03 04:50 PM   #86 
  - Not trying to yank your chain  flamingyouth   Nov-24-03 10:59 PM   #2 
  - Why do you need to make that call?  Tyler Durden   Nov-24-03 11:03 PM   #6 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-03 11:10 PM   #16 
  - Why do you need to make that call?  Tyler Durden   Nov-24-03 11:03 PM   #7 
  - I do agree with that concern  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-24-03 11:05 PM   #10 
  - I once watched an old man cry....  Tyler Durden   Nov-24-03 11:12 PM   #18 
     - I drive thru downtown LA every morning on my way to school  UCLA02   Nov-25-03 12:40 AM   #63 
     - God Bless you Tyler  Cheswick   Nov-25-03 04:38 PM   #84 
  - you can't  maxanne   Nov-24-03 11:07 PM   #11 
  - If someone is nursing a piercing they will get no cash from me  LastTime2BeFree   Nov-24-03 11:11 PM   #17 
  - I noticed on your profile that you live in California  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-24-03 11:20 PM   #23 
     - I'll put a bullet in my head before I'll bum for money  LastTime2BeFree   Nov-24-03 11:35 PM   #32 
     - You're not living in reality  RationalRose   Nov-24-03 11:40 PM   #35 
     - I too have always fended for myself  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-24-03 11:45 PM   #37 
     - I hear you and agree  LastTime2BeFree   Nov-24-03 11:59 PM   #47 
        - There isn't enough "collective help."  Tyler Durden   Nov-25-03 12:04 AM   #51 
        - Fair enough...but collective help comes from either religions  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-25-03 12:15 AM   #55 
     - You really don't know, do you?  Tyler Durden   Nov-24-03 11:48 PM   #38 
        - I have installed toilets too  LastTime2BeFree   Nov-25-03 12:05 AM   #52 
     - Nah, Santa Monica's too "nice," even at night...  UCLA02   Nov-25-03 12:45 AM   #64 
  - Spare changing sucks.  Feanorcurufinwe   Nov-25-03 12:11 AM   #54 
  - You do make an interesting point  NightTrain   Nov-25-03 09:30 PM   #97 
  - I REALLY freaked an old girlfriend out once  WilliamPitt   Nov-24-03 11:09 PM   #14 
  - How about this, Will?  Tyler Durden   Nov-24-03 11:18 PM   #20 
  - Bingo  WilliamPitt   Nov-24-03 11:20 PM   #22 
     - Whatever happened to REAL CHARITY?  Tyler Durden   Nov-24-03 11:24 PM   #25 
  - That is a very good point.  camero   Nov-24-03 11:23 PM   #24 
  - Funny...I was just thinking about a half hour ago  GoddessOfGuinness   Nov-24-03 11:24 PM   #26 
  - I say...  Sting   Nov-24-03 11:29 PM   #29 
  - I got to know plenty in Seattle  ZombyWoof   Nov-24-03 11:32 PM   #31 
  - My friend and I often walk the Promenade on evenings and get a bite  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-24-03 11:36 PM   #33 
     - That is a good way to help  LastTime2BeFree   Nov-24-03 11:42 PM   #36 
        - You need to grow a little charity.  Tyler Durden   Nov-24-03 11:53 PM   #40 
        - I disagree. Coins can buy a cheap hotel room for a night so a person  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-24-03 11:54 PM   #41 
        - Amen to that.  Sting   Nov-24-03 11:55 PM   #43 
        - Damned right.  Tyler Durden   Nov-24-03 11:58 PM   #46 
           - Dead people  LastTime2BeFree   Nov-25-03 12:18 AM   #56 
              - I can appreciate your drive and amibition  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-25-03 12:27 AM   #59 
              - I'll help you if you ever need it  LastTime2BeFree   Nov-25-03 12:33 AM   #61 
                 - OK I can tell you aren't shifting on that note  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-25-03 12:40 AM   #62 
                 - You remind me of a quote from "A Christmas Carol":  Tyler Durden   Nov-25-03 07:36 AM   #70 
              - I was a medic in a Navy Hospital ICU.  Tyler Durden   Nov-25-03 07:10 AM   #69 
                 - you were a medic in a Navy hospital ICU?  Cheswick   Nov-25-03 04:46 PM   #85 
                    - Nope. EMT  LastTime2BeFree   Nov-25-03 05:43 PM   #90 
        - Or an issue  camero   Nov-24-03 11:56 PM   #44 
        - there but for the grace of God  JitterbugPerfume   Nov-25-03 12:03 AM   #50 
  - I prefer to give food  bonemachine   Nov-24-03 11:50 PM   #39 
  - Walking out of the local CVS  Corgigal   Nov-24-03 11:57 PM   #45 
  - Bless you too.  Tyler Durden   Nov-25-03 12:00 AM   #48 
  - I don't have much money but I buy Streetwise and hand it back to them  corarose   Nov-25-03 12:02 AM   #49 
  - This is a really kewl post...  Myra   Nov-25-03 12:09 AM   #53 
  - I never carry cash on me  WindRavenX   Nov-25-03 12:22 AM   #57 
  - There's a homeless guy  VancSouthpaw   Nov-25-03 12:27 AM   #58 
  - I vacillate on this issue  forradalom   Nov-25-03 12:30 AM   #60 
  - I always give when I have it to give  kayleybeth   Nov-25-03 02:16 AM   #65 
  - Pssst...  AlienGirl   Nov-25-03 02:26 AM   #66 
  - Holding back money because of booze /drugs is crap  Loonman   Nov-25-03 06:30 AM   #67 
  - You're right...  SiobhanClancy   Nov-25-03 08:47 AM   #76 
  - No, it's legitimate ask if you are enabling someone.  CBHagman   Nov-25-03 06:12 PM   #92 
  - What if booze and drugs are the only happines that person has left?  LastTime2BeFree   Nov-25-03 06:21 PM   #93 
  - well said, TD  KG   Nov-25-03 07:07 AM   #68 
  - Always give with one exception  ACK   Nov-25-03 07:47 AM   #71 
  - interesting argument - does it also apply to door-to-door solicitors?  dfong63   Nov-25-03 07:47 AM   #72 
  - The thing is, once you draw lines...  Tyler Durden   Nov-25-03 08:41 AM   #73 
  - Depends on what they solicit  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-25-03 08:44 AM   #74 
     - I think they mean INDIVIDUALS.  Tyler Durden   Nov-25-03 08:51 AM   #78 
  - Amen buddy  Blue_Chill   Nov-25-03 08:46 AM   #75 
  - I prefer giving through established aid organizations  truthspeaker   Nov-25-03 08:50 AM   #77 
  - My moral compass gets less sensitive with time, thank the Gods.  Tyler Durden   Nov-25-03 08:57 AM   #80 
  - i gave a homeless mama 20bucks one night  veganwitch   Nov-25-03 08:51 AM   #79 
  - So if I choose not to kowtow to your belief, it's a big 'fuck you'?  Character Assassin   Nov-25-03 04:28 PM   #82 
  - May you never be homeless.  Tyler Durden   Nov-25-03 09:28 PM   #96 
  - I remember how shocked my stepsons were  geniph   Nov-25-03 04:33 PM   #83 
  - It sure made me a believer.  Tyler Durden   Nov-25-03 09:33 PM   #98 
  - I heard a joke on tv that was so good about this subject  4323Lopez   Nov-25-03 05:09 PM   #87 
  - Sorry. I pass about 25-30 homeless people a day  Iris   Nov-25-03 05:18 PM   #88 
  - Don't give a man a fish...  luckyluke   Nov-25-03 05:28 PM   #89 
  - Except corporations are draining the lake of fish...  HypnoToad   Nov-25-03 06:47 PM   #94 
  - More important...  rbnyc   Nov-25-03 05:49 PM   #91 
  - Too many burnt turkeys...  ronzoNOLA   Nov-27-03 12:15 AM   #99 
 

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