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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-22-06 12:33 AM
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74. Not to mention the businesses that "leach"... Halliburton, anyone?
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  -Who here has been homeless? skygazer  Dec-21-06 06:43 PM   #0 
  - Kick because it's important to me  skygazer   Dec-21-06 06:52 PM   #1 
  - dupe n/t  H2O Man   Dec-21-06 06:55 PM   # 
  - Interesting post.  H2O Man   Dec-21-06 06:55 PM   #2 
  - Increasingly, a large number of elder peopleare now.  bobbolink   Dec-21-06 11:24 PM   #65 
  - That is the exact word, isn't it? It cries to heaven for vengeance - which  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Dec-22-06 03:26 PM   #106 
     - Unfortunately, the comeuppance is needed now---people are suffering.  bobbolink   Dec-22-06 05:01 PM   #108 
        - What makes it particularly infuriating to me is that they, above all  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Dec-22-06 06:41 PM   #125 
  - Absolutely, H20Man!  antigop   Dec-22-06 06:27 PM   #124 
  - Homeless teens are called "couch jumpers"  AngryOldDem   Dec-22-06 07:24 PM   #129 
     - And they put on such a tough armor to shield themselves from the terror  bobbolink   Dec-23-06 12:20 AM   #135 
  - I do my best to not judge those in need  qanda   Dec-21-06 06:56 PM   #3 
  - I like the way you think  skygazer   Dec-21-06 07:04 PM   #5 
  - luckily weve always had family during harder times  TexasLady   Dec-21-06 07:03 PM   #4 
  - Thanks TexasLady  skygazer   Dec-21-06 07:06 PM   #7 
  - Jerry Springer won my heart one day -  IndyOp   Dec-21-06 07:25 PM   #25 
  - been there, done that, and thanks for your post  MrCoffee   Dec-21-06 07:05 PM   #6 
  - And to you, MrCoffee  skygazer   Dec-21-06 07:07 PM   #8 
  - fantastic, and thanks for asking!  MrCoffee   Dec-21-06 07:08 PM   #10 
  - I was homeless for awhile during Poppy's regime  htuttle   Dec-21-06 07:40 PM   #31 
  - I'm that broke right now.  tofunut   Dec-21-06 07:07 PM   #9 
  - Oh, tofunut, I hope things improve for you  skygazer   Dec-21-06 07:09 PM   #11 
  - Thanks for your kindness.  tofunut   Dec-21-06 07:15 PM   #15 
  - What kind of national service are you doing that is leaving you this  IndyOp   Dec-21-06 07:29 PM   #26 
     - I'm in AmeriCorps.  tofunut   Dec-21-06 09:21 PM   #54 
        - I did Americorps in NYC...  druidity33   Dec-22-06 06:30 AM   #84 
           - Oh boy, that's a crazy commute.  tofunut   Dec-22-06 11:39 AM   #94 
  - We are working with Homeless Veterans  Monkeyman   Dec-21-06 07:09 PM   #12 
  - I know vets make up a large number of homeless  skygazer   Dec-21-06 07:12 PM   #14 
  - Lived in a car for a couple of months in the early 70s  eridani   Dec-21-06 07:10 PM   #13 
  - I wound up homeless in a nasty divorce, we owned a company together  BR_Parkway   Dec-21-06 07:16 PM   #16 
  - I'm sorry you had to go through that  skygazer   Dec-21-06 07:17 PM   #18 
     - I'm actually not sorry, I like who I am today so much more than who I  BR_Parkway   Dec-22-06 11:51 AM   #95 
  - Thanks for this post. I've never been homeless but I've always tried  IndyOp   Dec-21-06 07:17 PM   #17 
  - That's so true  skygazer   Dec-21-06 07:20 PM   #21 
  - I am a Christian and as these types reflect that belief, just ask  I_Make_Mistakes   Dec-22-06 01:37 AM   #80 
  - Not how stupid they are; how blasphemous. Christ was born a poor man and  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Dec-22-06 03:22 PM   #105 
  - I have .... both homeless and penniless ....  Trajan   Dec-21-06 07:19 PM   #19 
  - Also, most people don't realize that they too are just a paycheck away from real poverty  riderinthestorm   Dec-21-06 07:19 PM   #20 
  - Thank you so much  skygazer   Dec-21-06 07:21 PM   #24 
  - thank you, your post meant a lot to me.  shireen   Dec-21-06 07:21 PM   #22 
  - never homeless, but was scrounging for food near the end of some weeks.  KG   Dec-21-06 07:21 PM   #23 
  - if it makes you feel any better, there is a lot of hostility to  mopinko   Dec-21-06 07:30 PM   #27 
  - Yes, I have noticed that too  skygazer   Dec-21-06 07:35 PM   #30 
  - I, too, have experienced homelessness.  Karenina   Dec-22-06 07:43 PM   #130 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-21-06 07:42 PM   #32 
     - like i was saying....  mopinko   Dec-21-06 10:16 PM   #57 
  - I just was thinking thats the smoke you see  Monkeyman   Dec-21-06 07:32 PM   #28 
  - What's wrong? Heartlessness.  bobbolink   Dec-22-06 12:29 AM   #73 
  - I was as a kid. Homeless and hungry poor.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-21-06 07:33 PM   #29 
  - Sky, you've made almost every point in this post  Oeditpus Rex   Dec-21-06 07:45 PM   #33 
  - That means so much to me  skygazer   Dec-21-06 07:50 PM   #35 
  - K&R  LSK   Dec-21-06 07:46 PM   #34 
  - Yes  enigmatic   Dec-21-06 07:53 PM   #36 
  - I've been Homeless  Megahurtz   Dec-21-06 07:54 PM   #37 
  - Oh skygazer, what a wonderful topic!  laylah   Dec-21-06 07:55 PM   #38 
  - I wish better things for you in 2007 as well  skygazer   Dec-21-06 07:58 PM   #40 
  - Thanks for sharing your story.  bigwillq   Dec-21-06 07:57 PM   #39 
  - Bless you, will  skygazer   Dec-21-06 08:01 PM   #42 
  - Food stamps  rollopollo   Dec-21-06 08:01 PM   #41 
  - ....  skygazer   Dec-21-06 08:02 PM   #43 
  - Well done and well written my friend! (nt)  The Straight Story   Dec-21-06 08:03 PM   #44 
  - I was homeless and hitchhiked around the country for a spell...  kentuck   Dec-21-06 08:11 PM   #45 
  - I have. And I totally agree with what you said.  LibraLiz1973   Dec-21-06 08:25 PM   #46 
  - Your post was stunning.  alittlelark   Dec-22-06 12:12 AM   #72 
  - Thank you for telling your story  skygazer   Dec-22-06 05:52 PM   #118 
     - I am also strangely grateful for the experience  LibraLiz1973   Dec-22-06 05:57 PM   #119 
  - Never closer than sleeping on a friend's couch in between jobs  SmokingJacket   Dec-21-06 08:27 PM   #47 
  - Lived In A Car For 8 1/2 Months Over Two Winters Including The Worst in Jersey In 20 Years Probably.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Dec-21-06 08:41 PM   #48 
  - Lived in a camper for 2 years.Alchoholic (sober 12+ years now).  Boxerfan   Dec-21-06 08:41 PM   #49 
  - One word for you...  Texas Explorer   Dec-21-06 08:51 PM   #50 
  - I have been there too  unsavedtrash   Dec-21-06 08:58 PM   #51 
  - grew up dirt poor. been homeless. used food stamps. the whole 9 yards.  nashville_brook   Dec-21-06 09:05 PM   #52 
  - Could not possibly agree with that more  LibraLiz1973   Dec-21-06 09:24 PM   #55 
  - I was never actually homeless,  6000eliot   Dec-21-06 09:07 PM   #53 
  - Thank you so much, that was an extremely powerful post.  MN Against Bush   Dec-21-06 09:36 PM   #56 
  - Not to mention the businesses that "leach"... Halliburton, anyone?  bobbolink   Dec-22-06 12:33 AM   #74 
  - I am very aware that if my parents did not have the money I would have been  Maraya1969   Dec-21-06 10:31 PM   #58 
  - Homeless due to family illness.  rosesaylavee   Dec-21-06 10:34 PM   #59 
  - I have been both  me b zola   Dec-21-06 10:45 PM   #60 
  - When my husband was in the Marine Corp in the early 80's  GenDem   Dec-21-06 10:46 PM   #61 
  - Was homeless once..  badgerpup   Dec-21-06 10:59 PM   #62 
  - One of the best posts I've ever read.  tinfoilinfor2005   Dec-21-06 11:16 PM   #63 
  - I was homeless once.  ThomCat   Dec-21-06 11:18 PM   #64 
  - Our most basic assumptions are our life's work; they're not something  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Dec-22-06 04:50 PM   #107 
  - K&R and no  nam78_two   Dec-21-06 11:32 PM   #66 
  - Crimes against humanity  Jcrowley   Dec-21-06 11:38 PM   #67 
  - "If I was a dog, would you help me?" sign held by homeless person  bobbolink   Dec-21-06 11:41 PM   #69 
  - I ate, gobbled and stashed the leftovers from patron diners plates  Veganistan   Dec-21-06 11:41 PM   #68 
  - When I was a kid, we went "camping" sometimes in the car  dmesg   Dec-21-06 11:49 PM   #70 
  - That's something I only realised late in life.  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Dec-22-06 05:04 PM   #110 
  - I experienced poverty as a child.  mzmolly   Dec-22-06 12:04 AM   #71 
  - Unbelievable as it sounds, it gets even worse...  bobbolink   Dec-22-06 12:41 AM   #75 
  - yes and no  hfojvt   Dec-22-06 12:56 AM   #76 
  - Me  Lilith Velkor   Dec-22-06 01:19 AM   #77 
  - Was homeless once.  uppityperson   Dec-22-06 01:23 AM   #78 
  - Been steadily slipping toward homelessness for the last three years.  vickitulsa   Dec-22-06 01:31 AM   #79 
  - Yep  Downtown Hound   Dec-22-06 02:55 AM   #81 
  - Yes, and there's no place like home.  Philosoraptor   Dec-22-06 05:04 AM   #82 
  - We have too  notadmblnd   Dec-22-06 06:25 AM   #83 
  - I have, skygazer.  democrank   Dec-22-06 06:46 AM   #85 
  - K & R.  jarab   Dec-22-06 08:12 AM   #86 
  - This actually touches on something I was have been thinking about.  olafvikingr   Dec-22-06 09:04 AM   #87 
  - It's the pervasive myth of "scam artists" out there trying to get our money that drives me nuts.  BleedingHeartPatriot   Dec-22-06 09:38 AM   #88 
  - Me. n/t  byronius   Dec-22-06 10:04 AM   #89 
  - I have. 40 years ago.  Seabiscuit   Dec-22-06 10:07 AM   #90 
  - I hope you didn't have dependents and failed them out of a false  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Dec-22-06 05:35 PM   #113 
     - I haven't the foggiest idea why you posted this.  Seabiscuit   Dec-22-06 09:40 PM   #131 
  - Merry Christmas  Irishonly   Dec-22-06 10:16 AM   #91 
  - My family and I are homeless now  Freeusfromthechurch   Dec-22-06 10:55 AM   #92 
  - I'm "house sitting" for my infirm mom.  BleedingHeartPatriot   Dec-22-06 11:27 PM   #134 
  - I was  Richard D   Dec-22-06 11:05 AM   #93 
  - I was homeless for short periods years ago  blues90   Dec-22-06 12:20 PM   #96 
  - Lived in my minivan for two years. Housed now, but still desperately poor...  chaska   Dec-22-06 12:43 PM   #97 
  - I am currently homeless  mandyky   Dec-22-06 12:49 PM   #98 
  - Your amazing Mandy  LibraLiz1973   Dec-22-06 06:06 PM   #120 
  - I've been homeless, but always had a car, which helped. nt  petgoat   Dec-22-06 01:46 PM   #99 
  - Yes, lived in a car with 2 children in the late 70s. I would be now  jwirr   Dec-22-06 02:06 PM   #100 
  - I promise to do that very thing  madokie   Dec-22-06 02:08 PM   #101 
  - Christmas celebrates the Holy Family. I think you're rightly celebrating your  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Dec-22-06 05:51 PM   #117 
     - Thank you.  jwirr   Dec-22-06 10:58 PM   #133 
  - me....  mike_c   Dec-22-06 02:29 PM   #102 
  - I have.  MinneapolisMatt   Dec-22-06 02:33 PM   #103 
  - Great post!  Cleita   Dec-22-06 03:10 PM   #104 
  - I always try to make contact with the homeless people I see  Canuckistanian   Dec-22-06 05:03 PM   #109 
  - I have  SemperEadem   Dec-22-06 05:15 PM   #111 
  - I'm in the club,  dumpbush   Dec-22-06 05:22 PM   #112 
  - Thank you, dumpbush (great name, btw)  skygazer   Dec-22-06 05:47 PM   #115 
  - I was for a time back around 1972...  Blue_In_AK   Dec-22-06 05:41 PM   #114 
  - I was homeless for 3 days;  greiner3   Dec-22-06 05:47 PM   #116 
  - I have.  LWolf   Dec-22-06 06:13 PM   #121 
  - I have twice.. No fun at all. I lost my house the second and last time.  LiberalArkie   Dec-22-06 06:20 PM   #122 
  - It's not all it's cracked up to be, is it?  skygazer   Dec-22-06 06:26 PM   #123 
  - Closest I came was when our heat was turned off...  InvisibleTouch   Dec-22-06 06:48 PM   #126 
  - I'm currently homeless  tishaLA   Dec-22-06 06:54 PM   #127 
  - There is no shame in your situation  skygazer   Dec-22-06 07:12 PM   #128 
  - Hey.  Sugar Smack   Dec-23-06 04:52 AM   #137 
  - Na, Du...  Karenina   Dec-23-06 05:56 PM   #138 
  - Merry Christmas, stargazer.  sfexpat2000   Dec-22-06 09:45 PM   #132 
  - As another homeless person, I don't think any of this will change  bobbolink   Dec-23-06 12:34 AM   #136 
  - I can't imagine any more powerful illustration of the power of America's  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Dec-24-06 02:51 PM   #139 
 

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