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please tell me this isnt the new America..

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posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:02 PM
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So a few minutes ago I was on my way back to work from my lunch break. I was at a stoplight in what is called the Luckie-Marietta district. The area is known for its numerous homeless shelters.

A man was in the lane to my right in a drop top BMW, nicely dressed, seemed to be doing pretty well. There was a homeless lady asking for a couple of dollars for some food. I gave her half of my tuna sandwich, and as she was leaving the man in the BMW called her over, and he held out a $20. When she reached for it, he laughed in her face, called her worthless, took the $20 back, and sped off.

The look of humiliation, and heartbreak in her eyes was extremely troubling to me. I hope this isn't a growing attitude towards those less fortunate, because no matter their situation, we are all human.

Just wanted to share this story.
Peace
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posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:05 PM
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How is one guy in a BMW indicative of 350 million citizens?



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:08 PM
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Wow we live in wicked world, I remember when I was on the side of the road in Kansas, two men in a truck pulled up and said, Hi, How are you? Would you like a ride?( I was stranded) And then I said, Yes, sure! Thats when he said too bad and sped off. The day will come when Yeshua and the Archangels destroy the devil. All we can do is be thankful that we had someone like Jesus come to us 2000 years ago, and his message of Love still live today, as Jesus Lives in Heaven and in some of our hearts. Prayers for the tricked lady that she finds comfort in her heart.
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posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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This is one of those things i do not see often here, i think Canadians have a little more compassion that some people (even some of our wealthy people still have souls, vividly recall a story where a wealthy women went out and bought 700 dollars worth of food, and parked in front of the food bank and gave it all to them,

That action your speaking of though, i would have -snapped-, and several of my friends would have as well. It wouldn't be letting him drive away, it would be chasing his ass down and having some words with him, some very colorful words, and if he got mouthy with me, my fist would be getting mouthy with his face.

That kind of things really makes the demon come out in me, its cruel for one, and doing it for some sort of sick satisfaction that your somehow better than someone else because you have expendable income?

News title " Rich as$hole gets his ass kicked for being a douche "



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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Your right, hes just indicative of the avg BMW driver...



As for what he did that's just shameful, but I personally remember a homeless man that would prop up near my freeway exit where I work, we could see the exit from my job, I remember one bored day watching him being handed stuff by over 300 cars in an 8 hour shift.

I asked the man one time he told me he got anywhere from 20 a day, all the way to 200 on a good day, after that it made it a lot harder for me to hand out money to people, I usually offer food to them instead.
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posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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He might have changed his mind. Do you know what it costs to fill up a beamer with today’s gas prices??


I must agree with nixie-nox – This guy’s actions are not indicative of 300+ Million Americans. That was a cruel thing to do. If you don’t want to give money for whatever reason that’s fine but there’s no need to be a douche!



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:23 PM
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There have always been douchebags...always will be douchebags.

This is nothing new...and unfortunately it is not something that will end.

This also isn't a problem that is unique to America.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:26 PM
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That action your speaking of though, i would have -snapped-, and several of my friends would have as well. It wouldn't be letting him drive away, it would be chasing his ass down and having some words with him, some very colorful words, and if he got mouthy with me, my fist would be getting mouthy with his face.


I agree with you that what that guy did was not compassionate (and that he's a douche), but how compassionate is it to let your “fist get mouthy with his face” simply because you don’t agree with his actions? After all, being a douche is legal here in America. I know a few Canadians so I know it’s legal there too!



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:28 PM
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I would have had to stop and give her my own 20$ at that point, find the guy and wip his @$$ untill I got my 20$ worth... with a hella interest!



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:34 PM
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You say about this being the new America but you did a good deed, does that deed echo across 350million+ Americans? You gave her what you could, you're human, and well, he was an arse hole. Take the good with the bad, humans like you are still capable of good things.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:38 PM
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Well that one comment that he made to the homeless lady will probably be laughed about and maybe shared with his friends. Eventually and probably pretty fast, he will have forgotten that he even did that. It will take longer for her to forget the hurt. I believe that one day we are going to have a judgement and this may involve feeling the hurt we caused to others. If so, he will finally feel the hurt he caused her. He will probably be surprised because he would have forgotten all about doing it or thought it was harmless fun.

What I really don't like is when people "joke around". They say hurtful things and call it a joke. They say "can't you take a joke" when it isn't funny. Do they honestly think that what they are doing is just a harmless joke? If they honestly didn't mean to hurt me and just really thought it was funny, I guess I can understand that, but it is pretty thoughtless for people not to even consider that it might be more hurtful than funny. I mean, just because YOU think something is funny doesn't mean I have to think it is funny, especially when it is mean spirited and hurtful.

Also, If I saw someone offer a homeless person a twenty and then laugh, I think I'd be really mad. I'd probably say something or just scream that they are being a jerk. I don't know how to act because I live in a small town and around here people are pretty vocal. It is perfectly normal for strangers to talk to one another. In the south we are like that, very friendly and talkative. I don't think I'd fit in in a large city because I am too talkative and my mouth would get me in trouble.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:41 PM
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That is brutal.
But I am not surprised. Given the state of the global economi I imagine that the fear of becoming poor himself is constantly haunting his sociopathic mind - and I think people tend to despise what they fear - taunt it, ridicule it, poke it with a stick. You know.

Smartest think you can do is make them fear. There is little room for compassion in their hearts when they are filled with fear.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:43 PM
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I gave a homeless guy the other day some money. For every bad deed, there is a good deed. Good deeds don't make the news.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:46 PM
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Here is the real America that the Democratic Socialist Party and their Federal Justice Dept. has put into place.
The one that their Marxist (AP) media refuses to tell you about!
America's New 'Socialist Sewer' and It's Leader!



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:55 PM
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Originally posted by seabag
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That action your speaking of though, i would have -snapped-, and several of my friends would have as well. It wouldn't be letting him drive away, it would be chasing his ass down and having some words with him, some very colorful words, and if he got mouthy with me, my fist would be getting mouthy with his face.


I agree with you that what that guy did was not compassionate (and that he's a douche), but how compassionate is it to let your “fist get mouthy with his face” simply because you don’t agree with his actions? After all, being a douche is legal here in America. I know a few Canadians so I know it’s legal there too!



My right fist name is 'compassion',
Hahah, I know what you mean though, and yeah we have some douchebags here in canada too! Lots of them. They're everywhere!

And its not so much compassion as it is teaching someone a lesson in not being a douche. If douchebags got slapped in the face every time they did a douchy move, there would be none of them =P



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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I know a lot of people are needing $$ or help finding work now a days..but the part that bothers me..is that, people have investigated this and went undercover to act and dress like a bumb.,,.well they make more than a lot of people do, that work for a living.

My ex girlfriend...did a study and a paper on this years ago. There were 3 people that she studied and found that over the course of a year..they all made over 80k a year begging and acting like they were homeless.

They begged during the day and went home to a nice apt. and actually drove nice vehicles...one was in a BMW that was only 3 years old!! So for me to give them something freely, its hard too....
I know some do need help, but the sad truth is...many are just putting up a front.
I would rather hire them to mow the grass, prune trees or do something to earn a meal...many won't do labor or work for a meal...that has been proven by me several times over the last several months.
So please if your a bleeding heart is feeling sorry for them..be careful, many are just wanting something for nothing and don't wanna earn it.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 01:04 PM
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A couple of weeks ago, I saw a lady dressed in some sort of military/police uniform(I truly don't know and don't recall much of what it was, just that she was in uniform) give a homeless guy a pizza.

We're not all douchebags, it would appear.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 01:05 PM
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never mind..
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posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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One time I was walking into McDonalds for some lunch and a homeless guy asked for some change to buy a burger. So I made sure to give him more than enough, so that hopefully the guy would stop soliciting and get some lunch and move on. I sat inside and ate my lunch and when I left, the same guy asked me for change again on my way out. It took all my self control not to punch him square in the face, but instead I just walked away.

Needless to say, I usually don't give out spare change anymore and I don't feel bad about it either.
If there is someone who is truly in need I might help them, but I am on a tight budget myself and I would rather hang on to every penny rather than give my money away to someone who is going to lie straight to my face and ask me for money.

Oh and this drives me crazy also. People who go out of their way to ask you for your money, like they will come into an establishment and start harassing the patrons for money. Or if Im on the phone you better not even talk to me. I have no patience for rude people.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 01:16 PM
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I hear you, although my first reaction would have been to through anything I had in my hand at his pretty little convertable. That would have stopped him until I caught him on foot. Hopefully the thing in my hand would be a hot double double (coffee for non-canucks). People really need to stand up to idiots like this. I know where I grew up, this type of behavior is a one way ticket to a (non-weapon using) ass kicking. I remember being a kid, and watching a man degrate a young girl at a gas station, REAL BAD, and I also remember him hitting the floor after my father smacked him, followed by the words...learn some g-d manners!! If people get away with bad behavior, they are more than likely to repeat. I received many smacks when i was young, and no not a beatting, theres a difference. My Grandmothers wodden spoon made me who I am today. lol



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