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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-18-06 10:51 PM
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70. Warpy the poorest among us give and share more than any other
group and "...people who are poor don't particularly want to think of themselves as being poor," maybe this is why.
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  -On Poverty: I Have A Somalian Friend ... mntleo2  Sep-18-06 10:07 AM   #0 
  - Years ago, here in America, anyone testing positive for  Cleita   Sep-18-06 10:14 AM   #1 
  - I find this hard to believe...  skooooo   Sep-18-06 10:16 AM   #2 
  - Actually, they don't  Warpy   Sep-18-06 10:24 AM   #4 
  - Thanks to the budget cuts, NO NEW MEDICAID PATIENTS BEING  bobbolink   Sep-18-06 07:42 PM   #38 
  - I Am Not Making This Up ...  mntleo2   Sep-18-06 11:07 AM   #9 
  - Thanks, Cat! HOmeless people get TB at a rate 11 times that of  bobbolink   Sep-18-06 07:46 PM   #40 
  - baloney. You don't get a TB test free. You have to have symptoms  elehhhhna   Sep-18-06 12:46 PM   #12 
  - If you really believe this, you are simply not paying attention.  greyhound1966   Sep-18-06 04:04 PM   #15 
  - Well having worked EMS on a border town  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-18-06 05:13 PM   #23 
  - Excellent point. Very sad, indeed.  bobbolink   Sep-18-06 08:19 PM   #48 
  - Always someone who feels a need to post something to cast doubt  bobbolink   Sep-18-06 07:39 PM   #37 
  - Guess you are so well off you never need to worry about homelessness?  lonestarnot   Sep-18-06 10:45 PM   #69 
  - Thank you!  Warpy   Sep-18-06 10:20 AM   #3 
  - The op has a good point  lumberjack_jeff   Sep-18-06 10:27 AM   #7 
  - Yeah Poverty Is A Bitch  mntleo2   Sep-18-06 12:17 PM   #10 
  - I am a poor person myself...  BlueStorm   Sep-18-06 09:02 PM   #62 
  - The problem with us living off the land is that the wildlife is  Cleita   Sep-18-06 05:34 PM   #25 
  - Excellent ideas, Cleita! I'll gladly vote for you when you run for office  bobbolink   Sep-18-06 08:21 PM   #49 
  - THanks, Warpy! I love NM, but the poverty is heartwrenching.  bobbolink   Sep-18-06 08:06 PM   #46 
  - Warpy the poorest among us give and share more than any other  lonestarnot   Sep-18-06 10:51 PM   #70 
     - You are so right! Almost without exception, those who reach out  bobbolink   Sep-19-06 01:58 PM   #98 
  - Well I HAD to recommend this.  Kali   Sep-18-06 10:26 AM   #5 
  - I'm glad you posted this, Cat.  Quakerfriend   Sep-18-06 10:26 AM   #6 
  - I don't find it hard to believe at all.  acmejack   Sep-18-06 10:34 AM   #8 
  - K&R!  yellerpup   Sep-18-06 12:44 PM   #11 
  - Recommended!  cat_girl25   Sep-18-06 03:07 PM   #13 
  - another difference between US poor vs. Somalia poor is  Bacchus39   Sep-18-06 03:25 PM   #14 
  - I see you put "poor" in quotes, which shows that you don't  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-18-06 04:19 PM   #16 
  - they certainly are not starving for sure  Bacchus39   Sep-18-06 04:33 PM   #20 
  - Your ignorance and hate, yes hate, is ever so charming.  bobbolink   Sep-18-06 08:04 PM   #44 
     - sorry, poverty in the US is not like poverty  Bacchus39   Sep-19-06 01:50 PM   #91 
        - Your assumptions are legion, and so is your hate.  bobbolink   Sep-19-06 01:53 PM   #94 
        - who is arguing?  Bacchus39   Sep-19-06 01:54 PM   #95 
        - take a trip to louisiana or rural east texas  datasuspect   Sep-19-06 03:41 PM   #108 
           - yeah us poor poor americans  Bacchus39   Sep-19-06 03:46 PM   #110 
              - don't quite get the gist of what you are saying  datasuspect   Sep-19-06 03:49 PM   #111 
  - THANK you, and  Bluerthanblue   Sep-18-06 05:05 PM   #21 
     - I'm lucky, in that I'm single, with a reasonable income, and living near  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-18-06 05:58 PM   #30 
  - Sometimes Obesity = Poverty  mntleo2   Sep-18-06 06:36 PM   #31 
     - You're excellent with the facts!  bobbolink   Sep-18-06 08:25 PM   #50 
     - peas, rice and beans are very cheap  Bacchus39   Sep-19-06 01:51 PM   #92 
        - most of the developing world subsists mainly on rice  datasuspect   Sep-19-06 03:44 PM   #109 
  - I'm pretty amazed how how large Somalian families are here...  AtLiberty   Sep-18-06 04:21 PM   #17 
  - It's common among first-generation immigrants  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-18-06 04:31 PM   #19 
  - from my experience, it is also  Bluerthanblue   Sep-18-06 05:11 PM   #22 
  - All Of The Above  mntleo2   Sep-18-06 07:37 PM   #36 
  - k&r and, I know  Bluerthanblue   Sep-18-06 04:30 PM   #18 
  - thanks for your post. There is poor...  QuestionAll...   Sep-18-06 05:19 PM   #24 
  - There is something about this post that doesn't quite ring right...  Iowa   Sep-18-06 05:35 PM   #26 
  - This strikes a a chord with me . . .  DollyM   Sep-18-06 05:49 PM   #29 
  - Hi DollyM. Yes, many simply cannot afford to save.  Iowa   Sep-18-06 11:17 PM   #76 
  - Have you thought about substitute teaching?  suziedemocrat   Sep-19-06 05:07 PM   #112 
  - Average Of 2 Years To Get SSD ~ IF At All  mntleo2   Sep-18-06 07:01 PM   #33 
  - There is no safety net for people waiting for benefits...  Iowa   Sep-19-06 02:49 AM   #85 
     - How many people die in that process?  bobbolink   Sep-19-06 01:55 PM   #96 
  - um....  Bluerthanblue   Sep-18-06 07:35 PM   #34 
  - Thank you for your "rant" -- which it's not, just the honest truth  bobbolink   Sep-18-06 08:31 PM   #52 
  - I see no response from Question All  lonestarnot   Sep-18-06 11:07 PM   #71 
  - Hi Bluerthanblue...  Iowa   Sep-19-06 02:12 AM   #83 
     - I think the point of the OP post is that there are more "must haves" here.  suziedemocrat   Sep-19-06 07:11 AM   #88 
  - Another one who chooses to dis poor folk! Two, yes two, in one thread!  bobbolink   Sep-18-06 08:27 PM   #51 
  - Our Social Safety Net is Extensive. Why, it was positively excessive  Leopolds Ghost   Sep-18-06 10:33 PM   #67 
     - Yeah. Like Paying Rent Does *Not* Include Taxes, LOL  mntleo2   Sep-19-06 12:21 AM   #81 
     - Great point! Would you be willing to go through those "hidden"  bobbolink   Sep-19-06 01:57 PM   #97 
        - Sure  mntleo2   Sep-20-06 09:47 AM   #115 
     - I'm sure glad you put up that "sarcasm" smilie, cuz what you said is said  bobbolink   Sep-19-06 01:51 PM   #93 
  - Actually, the hunter-gatherer lifestyle  KnaveRupe   Sep-19-06 06:42 AM   #87 
  - i have never seen a homeless somali woman in seattle  maxsolomon   Sep-18-06 05:45 PM   #27 
  - Check Out LIHI ~ You Will Find  mntleo2   Sep-18-06 06:42 PM   #32 
  - i live about 5 blocks from that housing  maxsolomon   Sep-18-06 07:48 PM   #41 
     - Yeah The Somali Homeless Do Not Go Downtown  mntleo2   Sep-18-06 08:59 PM   #60 
  - The "stereotypical transient male" "Muslim-styled... in a POS vehicle"  Leopolds Ghost   Sep-18-06 10:20 PM   #66 
  - blah blah blah. You expect us to believe that you know every  lonestarnot   Sep-18-06 11:10 PM   #72 
  - mntleo2, thank you so much for posting this, and thanks to Margaret, too!  Sapphire Blue   Sep-18-06 05:49 PM   #28 
  - Thank you so very much for this! I appreciate the support, and  bobbolink   Sep-18-06 07:36 PM   #35 
  - She Saw This And Says,  mntleo2   Sep-18-06 08:05 PM   #45 
  - Yes america has criminalized poverty...  sweetheart   Sep-18-06 07:42 PM   #39 
  - Lessons from Katrina  Jcrowley   Sep-18-06 07:59 PM   #43 
  - But, who is *listening* to those lessons? Sure ain't Dems and "liberals"  bobbolink   Sep-18-06 08:14 PM   #47 
  - Land reform  sweetheart   Sep-18-06 08:45 PM   #56 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-18-06 08:51 PM   #57 
     - I'm no longer a "willing participant" in blaming myself...  bobbolink   Sep-18-06 09:01 PM   #61 
  - I read something very similar  sweetheart   Sep-18-06 08:53 PM   #58 
  - Damn straight America has criminalized poverty!  lonestarnot   Sep-18-06 11:13 PM   #73 
  - Excellent Post  Jcrowley   Sep-18-06 07:54 PM   #42 
  - And if you're homeless, you can't help but be hungry and ill, both.  bobbolink   Sep-18-06 08:33 PM   #54 
     - bobbolink, have you contacted habitat for humanity?  lonestarnot   Sep-18-06 11:14 PM   #74 
        - For what??? They don't serve homeless people, they don't serve  bobbolink   Sep-19-06 01:59 PM   #100 
  - That is an interesting thought about living off the land  treestar   Sep-18-06 08:32 PM   #53 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-18-06 08:58 PM   #59 
  - never mind bootstraps  kineneb   Sep-18-06 09:44 PM   #64 
  - :)  Solly Mack   Sep-19-06 03:08 AM   #86 
  - More criminalization of homelessness and poverty.  lonestarnot   Sep-18-06 11:15 PM   #75 
  - Question for Margaret:  bobbolink   Sep-18-06 08:39 PM   #55 
  - I'm not Margaret, but I'll throw down.  lonestarnot   Sep-18-06 11:25 PM   #77 
  - education is a personal solution, not a social one  hfojvt   Sep-19-06 02:38 PM   #106 
  - Answer: "Stop The War For One ..."  mntleo2   Sep-18-06 11:45 PM   #78 
  - You got my hot-button issue. What do we do in the meantime, just  bobbolink   Sep-19-06 02:09 PM   #101 
  - In my mind, urban planning is the magic bullet.  bezdomny   Sep-19-06 02:49 AM   #84 
     - I certainly agree with you about subsidized housing -- why isn't  bobbolink   Sep-19-06 02:13 PM   #102 
  - the poverty of the disabled in the US  kineneb   Sep-18-06 09:42 PM   #63 
  - kick n/t  Leopolds Ghost   Sep-18-06 10:09 PM   #65 
  - Damn... what a post! Fanfreakingtastic look at poverty!  lonestarnot   Sep-18-06 10:36 PM   #68 
  - Great Post! About this thread, TB, poverty, etc. --  NurseLefty   Sep-18-06 11:58 PM   #79 
  - Thank you so much! I"m saving your post, to try to educate those  bobbolink   Sep-19-06 02:24 PM   #103 
  - All the more reason why we need HEALTH CARE FOR ALL!!!  calimary   Sep-19-06 12:17 AM   #80 
  - And Perhaps It Would Curb The Spread of Diseases Like TB  mntleo2   Sep-19-06 12:38 AM   #82 
  - Of course! But, I contend, you still can't be healthy if you have NO HOME  bobbolink   Sep-19-06 02:26 PM   #104 
  - We are in very dire financial straits.  BleedingHeartPatriot   Sep-19-06 07:22 AM   #89 
  - 'most married women in the US are 1 paycheck away from poverty'  bobbieinok   Sep-19-06 01:48 PM   #90 
  - Thanks for shining the light on the very real situation of the poor here!  countryjake   Sep-19-06 01:59 PM   #99 
  - THanks!! YES!! I'm trying to get action taken right now on homelessness  bobbolink   Sep-19-06 02:33 PM   #105 
     - Up here, undocumented workers are teaching many how to get by...  countryjake   Sep-19-06 03:36 PM   #107 
        - Fascinating! Is anyone writing about this? Sounds like the iceberg tip  bobbolink   Sep-19-06 06:45 PM   #113 
  - Thanks  Jcrowley   Sep-19-06 10:33 PM   #114 
 

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