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Rant about homeless people

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posted on Sep, 17 2007 @ 01:55 AM
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It makes me sick when im driving my car that I own to work and pass by countless people in sleeping bags on benches or sitting on sidewalks with a hat infront of them full of pennies.

you know why people are homeless? they are lazy plain and simple. everybody has the power to get a job. some people just dont wanna get off their butt and find one.

they think the job will come to them but it wont. why are these people so dam lazy? get off your lazy but and look for a job. a lot of places will hire you AND get you working on the first day all you gotta do is look around walk right in the store and ask are you hiring its that easy.

these homeless people would rather spend their days sleeping in parks then contributing to society. im not suprized homeless beatings are on the rise!

[edit on 17-9-2007 by doctorlove]




posted on Sep, 17 2007 @ 06:21 AM
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It's times like this that I really wish I could give a post a thumbs-down rating because yours would surely deserve one.

Do you have any understanding at all of what mental illness is? Because a lot of homeless people have it and they are without any medication or professional care to help them stabilize.

A lot of these people rot away on the street week after week, enduring mental and emotional things that you couldn't begin to understand. You see their filth and their lifelessness, and their dead eyes with all hope drained from them... and you just label them as lazy, wow how enlightening.

They wear whatever rags they can get their hands on, cover themselves with newspapers or boxes for warmth, their finest meal is a bowl of soup and chips at the free kitchen and their most joyful moment to look forward to in life is an open bed at the shelter so they don't have to take floor space or else sleep outside.

Do you honestly believe anyone lives a lifestyle like that out of choice because they're "lazy"? What a truly ignorant stereotype. There are homeless people out there with college degrees, there are career professionals out there on the street who haven't shaven in weeks or bathed in days. You think it's because some people are just "lazy"? Get a clue, it's not that simple.



posted on Sep, 17 2007 @ 06:28 AM
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Originally posted by fweshcawfee
It's times like this that I really wish I could give a post a thumbs-down rating because yours would surely deserve one.


amen. coming from someone who was homeless for 3+ years, not all homeless people are lazy or not looking for jobs.

Did you realize that being homeless and unemployed are not exclusive from each other? You CAN be both (trust me, I can attest for it).

I really do think this site should have a negative rating system.




these homeless people would rather spend their days sleeping in parks then contributing to society. im not suprized homeless beatings are on the rise!


and I'm not surprised that inhuman behavior and this cold, heartless mentality are on the rise.

[edit on 17-9-2007 by scientist]



posted on Sep, 17 2007 @ 06:33 AM
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Doc...You shock me.Not all homeless are that way by choice.Not all have drug problems or mental illness.Many people now are one missed paycheck away from being homeless.Sometimes life throws you a curve ball that knocks you on your ass,and it's hard to get back up.
Pretty hard to find a job when you cannot give a permanent address or phone number to a potential employer.Or you cannot really clean up well enough for an interview. Kudo's to those agencies and social workers that help those in need..find work and homes.Please do not group all the homeless as one category, they are not.And what you see on the street is a small percentage I'm sure...as many more are couch surfers.
As for not contributing to society...I would say there are many with jobs whom I would question whether they contribute to society or not.I do not judge the value of a person by their job.Some bigtime CEO's are jerks and some garbage men have a heart of gold.
The last encounter I had with a homeless person, was a couple of years back, on a city bus.I was having a horrible day and very upset.This man said to me, he didn't have much to give me to make me feel better,but he always had a smile...and he gave that to me.Silly as it may sound...my troubles were trivial in comparison,and he gave me what he could.THAT is contributing to society.What could be better than spreading happiness where ever you go?I could never pay him enough for the effect that small gesture had on me.
As for the beating of homeless people...did you really think before you typed that?You are endorsing the violence against another human being because you deem them worthless for lack of employment.Shocking.And I better end this post now before I sport a little red flag.Doc...you are entitled to your opinion...I just can't believe it.:shk:



posted on Sep, 17 2007 @ 03:29 PM
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The first thing I thought after I read your post was, here is a kid typing in an air-conditioned home on his computer, complaining about those less fortunate than him. Those that have gone through something as heartbreaking as losing their home and being forced on the streets. And all you do is look at them in contempt and spit in their faces.

First of all, getting a job will not get you a home. When people are laid off, even in a home, it takes a long time to find a job. You can have a job and have enough money to live, but it takes a long time to save enough to even get an apartment.

Second, you don't know what happened to these people. Maybe there was an immense decline in the stock market, maybe they lived with an abusive partner/parent and ran away, etc. You don't know, so you can't assume that they're all lazy.

Lastly, are you endorsing homeless beatings? Because if you are, I pity you.

*negative star*



posted on Sep, 17 2007 @ 03:45 PM
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Just so everybody knows, any opinions expressed by this imposter are his/hers and his/hers alone.
There can only be one.

The in-thing now with the homeless people is the limp. It's all the rage.

Peace



posted on Sep, 17 2007 @ 04:16 PM
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Google is your friend, maybe next time you should do some research before starting a rant about people less fortunate then you are. Many, many things can contribute to a persons downfall in society. Let us say and God forbid, you are living paycheck to paycheck, and suddenly your son/daughter gets cancer. Those are things that can hit anyone at anytime.
As for them getting a job, if you were running a professional business, would you hire someone living on the street?


POVERTY

Homelessness and poverty are inextricably linked. Poor people are frequently unable to pay for housing, food, child care, health care, and education. Difficult choices must be made when limited resources cover only some of these necessities. Often it is housing, which absorbs a high proportion of income, that must be dropped. Being poor means being an illness, an accident, or a paycheck away from living on the streets.

Eroding Work Opportunities

Media reports of a growing economy and low unemployment mask a number of important reasons why homelessness persists, and, in some areas of the country, is worsening. These reasons include stagnant or falling incomes and less secure jobs which offer fewer benefits.



posted on Sep, 17 2007 @ 05:43 PM
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Oooooooo there are two Doctor Love's ...
...

*They calllll meeee... DOCtah Luvvvvvvvv! They call me Doccccc tah looooo ooveeeee!!



posted on Sep, 17 2007 @ 06:12 PM
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You know doctorlove,I had thought of a rant about you I wanted to go on,but then I took a step back.
And you know I feel sorry for you.
It must be rough to go through life so cold hearted.
It's almost human to help those less fortunate,and not look down on them.
You should consider yourself lucky to not have to go the hell that is homelessness.
I hope you never have to go through such a rough time in your own life.
Heres to hoping you change



posted on Sep, 17 2007 @ 08:01 PM
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there is always help available to those who wish to find it.
sitting around on the sidewalk with a violin and a bucket for tips wont get you help.



posted on Sep, 18 2007 @ 12:52 AM
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Wow i dont know what i am more of shocked or appalled by your cavalier attitude towards the plight of your fellow human beings. You have no idea what these people have been through and you dont know what their intentions are. I only hope that should you ever find yourself in that situation that someone has more compassion towards you than you are willing to give those who are suffering now.



posted on Sep, 18 2007 @ 05:51 AM
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it seems doctorlove is under the impression that all homeless people are beggers and panhandlers. This is just not so.

As much as I hate referring to movies to prove a point in real life - check out the Pursuit of Happyness - based on a true story. since I don't feel like sharing my own story.



posted on Sep, 18 2007 @ 06:37 AM
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Doc..do you believe in Karmic debt?What you put out there comes back at you 10 fold...and as for your next life...well , I wouldn't want to be you.:shk:



posted on Sep, 18 2007 @ 08:19 AM
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I sincerely hope that you get some first hand experience of beatings pretty soon.



posted on Sep, 18 2007 @ 08:24 AM
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OOO....Harsh...but like I said about Karma....
What goes around comes around....
I'm amazed at the member name doctorlove...since you seem to show an incredible lack of it.



posted on Sep, 18 2007 @ 11:10 AM
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AD, Yes it may be harsh but I don't like bullies.
Not many people can bully me so I sometimes find myself defending the bullied, with considerable sucess.

I assure you, the rest of the time I am a most amiable and peace loving person who holds no truck with physical confrontation nowadays.



posted on Sep, 18 2007 @ 02:06 PM
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I did not mean that the way you took it...sorry...I should have specified that I was being sarcastic.I do agree with you...to a point...Stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves or are not here in their own defence.Iam glad to hear that you are a peaceful person.



posted on Sep, 18 2007 @ 02:19 PM
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seems the OP has abandoned this thread?




posted on Sep, 18 2007 @ 02:30 PM
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Come on doctorlove...Unfortunately some people are not luck or fortunate as you are. It doesnt make me happy when I see a ton of bums when i am walking to get lunch, and all of them ask me for money. If I had enough money i would take them all out to eat and give them a place to stay, but that is just not feasible. Do you feel no compassion for these people?

I can understand being angry with them not wanting to get a job, but for all we know, there are circumstances which prevent them from working. Also, while it may sound appealing to you to force them to work for minimum wages, but if you are homeless, what is a measly paycheck going to do for you anyhow. My guess is that they would make more money panhandling than they would doing labor.




posted on Sep, 18 2007 @ 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by Dr Love
Just so everybody knows, any opinions expressed by this imposter are his/hers and his/hers alone.
There can only be one


I hate people who copy other people.


Peace



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