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Originally posted by Sippy Cup
reply to post by SuicideBankers
Homeless but not a bum!!
I'm in the same boat as you, since last November I've been homeless, but maintain a job.
I just cant afford my own place , and its due to child support taking so much, but I do have a truck and some friends that help me out (their internet right now)
During the winter was ruff in my truck with blankets and warm clothing , when I ran out of gas trying to stay warm, I thought "how do others live through this cold with less"
I also remember having an apartment and for 6months I didn't have a refrigerator, you really don't know what you have till you don't have.
and Im going to leave with a quote that I love "unknown author"
"There once was a man complaining because he had no shoes, then he met a man who had no feet"
Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
Originally posted by Hopechest
Most of the homeless people are there because of poor decisions they decided to make in their lives. Many are alcohol and drug abuse victims, but it was still their choice to partake in that.
I have little sympathy for them because they chose to give up.
This is an example of stereotyping, and it just shows not only your ignorance on the issue, but also your unwillingness to change your views based on factual evidence. I have long wondered why so many Americans have little compassion for people. They attempt to rationalize their racism, bigotry, and profiling by saying things like the person I quoted in this post. They attempt to dehumanize people, or say that anyone can change their lives based on hard word and effort. This is just not true. The "American Dream" died long ago. In this day and age a person may not be able to support themselves with a menial job, much less a family, and this was not always the case in America.
And so many people have bought into the university racket, yet what percentage of those who graduated from a university still do not make enough money to support themselves? Even specialized careers, like airline pilots, who are in charge of the safety of hundreds of passengers, if they are lucky may make 20 grand a year. There are airline pilots who have to work other jobs to support themselves and their families, and some are even on food stamps. Yet there are people who say that anyone who is on food stamps of government assistance is lazy. The fact that these are pilots for major airlines apparently means nothing. These pilots are just lazy and that is the bottom line. What a load of crap.
The same is true of homeless people. Many are homeless today because of the housing bubble that took place recently. People still want to blame everyone but Wall Street for that, which shows how ignorant they really are to the rackets and cabals present in this country, especially in the financial industry. Republicans are so against helping people, claiming self-reliance, etc., because they do not wish to open their eyes to the truth. They want to dehumanize people based on how much money they make. Yet they still take advantage of people in their corporations, for those who are involved in them. They are part of the problem, yet they still do not see that fact.
And where was the Republican outrage when we the people had to bail out the crooks on Wall Street, who are intimately connected with the large banks and investment banks? Wasn't that a handout? The hypocrisy is astounding.
Originally posted by LastStarfighter
reply to post by purplemer
Good post. I think its disgusting the way many cities are banning these people from asking others for a dollar. I know many of them may just use it for a beer but so what.
We have no idea what kind of hard life these people have had and to pass judgement on them is evil.