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Homeless Chicago Man Donates Thousands to Down-On-Her-Luck Banker

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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 07:03 AM
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Homeless Chicago Man Donates Thousands to Down-On-Her-Luck Banker


www.m yfoxchicago.com

She lost her job. She lost her house. And she and her son moved into her truck. Police found her and DCFS threatened to take away her son if she didn't find a safe place to stay.

She moved into a hotel with the help of a social worker who paid for a few nights stay with her own money. That's when Sandy's knight in shining armor showed up. And he's kept showing up, every day, paying her hotel bill, so she and her son can stay off the streets.
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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 07:03 AM
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Just a reminder how the tables can turn in life. While most homeless are probably not donating thousands of dollars to keep ex bankers alive, this might make you think twice about that homeless man or woman on the street.

The sheer irony of this story is newsworthy. That homeless person you gave a buck to yesterday may just end up saving your life tomorrow.

A prime example of "what goes around comes around." I hope she's at least letting him take a shower in the hotel room once in a while? Sleep on the floor maybe?

Amazing story.

www.m yfoxchicago.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 07:08 AM
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Im curious, if the man is homeless and can obviously afford a hotel room........ why is he homeless?



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 07:10 AM
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Originally posted by AndrewJay
Im curious, if the man is homeless and can obviously afford a hotel room........ why is he homeless?


As Dave Ramsey says: "Live like nobody else today so you can live like nobody else tomorrow."


Ultimate in frugality.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 07:19 AM
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Originally posted by AndrewJay
Im curious, if the man is homeless and can obviously afford a hotel room........ why is he homeless?


Yeah, I was wondering same. But because he probably doesn't make that much normally, and seriously stepped up his efforts to help the woman and her son?



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 07:20 AM
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His generosity is really beyond words and very humbling. I mean, really, what can any of us do to be so generous? This world is a crazy, hard to predict, mixed up place but every now and then something happens that gives it all meaning and, for me, hope.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 07:24 AM
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I have a question to pose to Americans.

And please don't get offended as I am in no way condescending.

Is it part of the American culture not to own what you use? Is living on credit a way of life?

Is your way of life, in general, based solely on cash flow and not assets? Is frugality considered cheapness?

It just seems that everything you own is leased, mortgaged or rented.

It's sad that as soon as you lose your job, everything stops.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 07:27 AM
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I swear, makes me want to start an ATS "Help the homeless Day" initiative...But then I would get accused of activism, against the T&C?




For one day, we could all settle for a hamburger instead of steak, and give the difference to a homeless person on the street.

Oh I know, don't even preach it. I know long term it wouldn't solve anything.

But you know what the real irony of this is? We have a homeless guy helping this ex banker woman and son, when the people in the REAL position to do something about it, i.e., bankers, are the ones that SHOULD be helping her.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 07:28 AM
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Yes.

Owning things and saving earnings hasnt been American since the World Wars.

Everything is floating on a precarious sea of virtual flowing debt.

It's the root cause of all of our financial troubles.

Even the federal government knows nothing other than debt for survival.

Balance a budget? HA! Just raise the debt ceiling.

That's as American as borrowing apple pie.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 08:08 AM
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No offense taken. I believe you are right, the credit culture has been changing America since the 50’s. Buy now, pay later.

Me on the other hand am a cash only person, my credit score stinks to high heaven!


In my younger years, a older gentleman explained individual Americans financial problems because of credit and how to fix them quite well. It's simple really. Spend on your needs, and save for your wants. I make sure to have double my savings before I buy that new TV or car. Yep, it's hard to do. Impulsivness is difficult to fight.

I am retired now and still living frugally, but still saving and earning off of my investments.

But I do like stories like these and wish we could see more like it. People who do good rarely seek the spotlight and are the unsung heros of society. I think that the lady was just trying to help the guy in return by putting the light onto him. It may end up helping both of them out in the long run.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 08:16 AM
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Back in the war days, you bought a house for less than a years income, like my granparents did, and it was still morgaged, and it was just a cabin they improved on, but lakefront. Now its worth over 700 000. People have morgages because if they don't they're paying almost the same amount of money financing someones rental and paying off their morgage.

Its an evil evil evil thing that bankers and realtors exist. Everyone has entiltlement, big time. And every single person is countless and a trillion universes aren't equal

I don't approve of an policy of any website against activisim and will continue to speak up. All sites discussing the problems better darn well be coming up with solutions. No rules take away your constitutional or sovereign rights.
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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 08:19 AM
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Originally posted by AndrewJay
Im curious, if the man is homeless and can obviously afford a hotel room........ why is he homeless?


He pays it with the money he gets from panhandling each day.

It says he has had $9,000 donated to him since December, or $385 per week !



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 08:21 AM
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Originally posted by TDawgRex

No offense taken. I believe you are right, the credit culture has been changing America since the 50’s. Buy now, pay later.



The corporations spent untold millions, maybe billions converting us to a consumer society. Deprograming people is going to take much longer. Unless I'm doing Justin Beiber's hair, no one is going to listen anyway.


David Grouchy
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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 08:21 AM
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In reality there are more good and honest everyday people in this world than what the MSM puts out there. This is one example. there have been situations where people have lost there homes and are being auctioned off only to have a kind person buy the home and let the family move right back in and repay them as they can. We the people are ok...it's the Banker barons,wall street speculators, and the politicians that are the problem with society as they look in disdain at us.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 08:24 AM
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The homeless, the indigenous and poor, single moms, handicapped are amongst the most generous people I have ever known. Yes there would be some who are very dangerous too, some would be broken inside, but they know the system and can't stand this world. Middle class are in a bubble, told lies, and believe the lies, that things make sense and everyone is on equal footing and all the things that happen are their own fault. In their little world, the vast majority of humanity, living in poverty, are such incredible undeserving losers, they all deserve abject pain and suffering. They are the ones who co-create this hellzone and do the work the bloodlines gave them to do. Because waking and seeing things don't make sense is everyones job.
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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 08:45 AM
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A whole crapload of "rich" people would be hurting if we returned to the gold standard. The rest of us would be saying, "Welcome to my world."



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 08:54 AM
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Thank you for posting this. It is nice to stubmle accross some decent human behaviour. Based on love. We could all learn something from this wonderfull man.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 09:10 AM
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Thank you for the article, that made my day. Sooner or later we all will need to help each other out and it won't matter what party label you are, or your religion, or your sexual orientation, or your race.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 09:26 AM
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The rich are already prepared for any alternative standard that may come along, Gold, Silver ect.
They have already amassed large quantity's of these precious metals in-case of a standard shift,
to keep their fortunes and lifestyles intact.

I say we move to the 'Sand' standard.....

Your laughing.....

I'm not.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 11:20 AM
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pff...the guy shouldn't have given her a penny as she probably wouldn't have given him a glance on the street...banker b!tch.







 
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