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Originally posted by yourmaker
Why does it bother me that good-willed people minding their own, walking down the street gave their money to some fake posing as a person in need.
It just doesn't fly with me.
Originally posted by odd1out
I'm sorry, I disagree with the "nice people" on the thread.
I was homeless for 8 years on the streets of NY for six, and then in CA for two years. I spent a lot time with people of my kind-THE HOMELESS. Anyone who thinks that any greater percentage of homeless are there due to some kind misfortune, being a veteran, or mentally ill (exclusively), are sadly deluded!
In most places, not all, but most...there are facilities for getting help. VETERANS CERTAINLY HAVE HELP AS I AM ONE OF THEM TOO!!! There IS help for those that want it AND the ones that can COMPLETE their end of the deal. That requires showing up, providing the completed paperwork, and following the rules and jumping through the hoops, so to speak.
The ones that can't do this usually CAN'T or WON'T do it because they are either drug addicts or alcoholics. 98% of the homeless I had contact with were ADDICTS & ALCOHOLICS or scam artists. Granted there were a few sad cases, usually severely mentally ill types, BUT THEY WERE FEW & FAR BETWEEN.
You DO NOT HELP AN ALCOHOLIC OR ADDICT by giving them money and feeling sorry for them. I know, I am a recovered drug addict, FROM THE STREETS. People like me NEVER GET HELP until the LAST DOOR IS SLAMMED IN OUR FACE and the only option left is the door to recovery, or we are so close to death we finally crawl into a detox.
You bleeding hearts falling for the deception and lies of most of the homeless you encounter in your travels, do only one thing...PROLONG THE AGONY & SUFFERING of a human hopelessly addicted to a substance. I have first hand experience you just can NOT refute...sorry, you can't tell me what I have seen is not true.
edit on 7-7-2012 by odd1out because: (no reason given)edit on 7-7-2012 by odd1out because: spelling and clarity
Originally posted by PW229
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by CoolerAbdullah786
Just another example of the hateful, closed-minded Conservative agenda of Fox "News."
So prove that what Stossel did was 'hateful' or that the information he gathered was wrong.
Prove it. Post how his investigation was in error. Back up your statement with facts if you can.
Or, how about you disprove the ops sentiments? Actually, don't bother, you'll just come out swinging blindly for the rich again...
Originally posted by RealSpoke
What exactly are we supposed to prove wrong?