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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 07:33:46 Reply

We met a nice homeless guy at one of the NG Manchester meets. An Irish guy who was straight up about why he wanted money and that was for cider. A few of the NGers gave him money and sure enough he came back with a can of Strongbow.

Nice guy though. He was talking to the group of us for quite some time. The homeless should be Irish more often.


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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 07:36:41 Reply

I tend to ignore them, because I'm not very sympathetic.
My partner pulls out money and gives it to them though, which essentially makes us a fucking magnet for such behavior.


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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 09:37:47 Reply

I've never been asked or approached by any homeless person. I've given money to kids, but not adults.


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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 09:42:34 Reply

I give them change.

Not much mind you, but every little bit helps.

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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 09:59:19 Reply

Move forwards. Why should I aid this stranger? There must be an internal reason for his homelessness, hence I can morally detach myself.


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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 10:01:30 Reply

I give change when I have it.

I'd do more once I can afford it, I am really poor myself.

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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 10:14:12 Reply

At 6/28/12 01:53 AM, Cootie wrote: What do you do?

I normally don't give them cash, but instead get them some food and drink myself. I am afraid that they will buy booze or other things that they don't need if I just give them cash money. If a gas station is near and they ask me for money I will go get them some water and a hotdog.

i just give them change and maybe a dollar because they always spend it on beer and shit

i may start to do the same thing since my mom doe's what you do


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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 10:18:30 Reply

I only give them food or drink.


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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 10:34:49 Reply

Back then, I would give them a few cents. But this year, I really started to value education and realized that they wouldn't have been homeless in the first place if they tried to get a GED or finish high school. I know it might also be other things like foreclosure and whatever, but I'm pretty sure that they have family to live with if things went under those circumstances.

I wouldn't give money to homeless kids as well.


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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 11:06:58 Reply

At 6/28/12 10:34 AM, majormelthesackboy wrote:
I wouldn't give money to homeless kids as well.

Damn son.

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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 11:14:02 Reply

I buy them food.


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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 11:15:50 Reply

I flip em the bird.

And say BUUUUUUUUURD

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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 11:48:36 Reply

At 6/28/12 11:47 AM, Protagonist wrote: I give them change, but never money.

I think change is money.

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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 11:50:22 Reply

I give them for food, even though I know they go buy drugs.

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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 12:04:00 Reply

I would give them money not food...
And if i was homeless i would go by booze...
Because what else could you do in your life when your totally homeless? :/


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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 12:04:26 Reply

laugh and walk away.

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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 12:08:40 Reply

At 6/28/12 01:53 AM, Cootie wrote: What do you do?

piss on them
if the cops are nearby or there are to many witnesses
i will empty my flask of piss which i keep in case i need to drink my own piss

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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 12:10:00 Reply

At 6/28/12 12:04 PM, PandaBit64 wrote: I would give them money not food...
And if i was homeless i would go by booze...
Because what else could you do in your life when your totally homeless? :/

is it really worth keeping them alive by buying them food
they lead shitty lives anyway

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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 12:27:25 Reply

Almost all "homeless" people I meet are always drug abusers/alcoholics/genuine psychotics, and a lot of times they aren't truly homeless, just poor and jobless with no care (or fear to) get state aid out of paranoia, or they already have it and abuse it. Either case is pretty common. As to your question, sorta, I leave our recyclables for homeless people. It's a case by case thing.

At 6/28/12 10:34 AM, majormelthesackboy wrote:
I wouldn't give money to homeless kids as well.

What an ass.


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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 12:32:04 Reply

At 6/28/12 10:34 AM, majormelthesackboy wrote: but I'm pretty sure that they have family to live with if things went under those circumstances.

what if they are selfish apple slaves who kicked there children out to make room for a few hundred more i pads

or they could be dead its possible for all of somebodies immediate relatives to be dead
and have little or no knowledge of living distant relatives

or they were kidnapped by ninjas and he needs karate lessons

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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 12:34:27 Reply

At 6/28/12 01:53 AM, Cootie wrote: What do you do?

Ignore them.

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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 12:37:06 Reply

I've met one person who was like that who claimed they needed money, so I simply gave it to him. I have a job now and I'm making my own kind of money. I guess the limit for me is giving someone money is probably $10 and I don't think I gave that one guy any more than $5 or $8. My brother claims he gives money to people who ask for it, he's always been that way.


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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 13:04:38 Reply

I give them some loose change or a buck. I guess I feel bad, since sometimes they could be war vets, have mental illnesses, have no family to go for help.

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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 13:30:51 Reply

At 6/28/12 03:19 AM, Sensationalism wrote: The only time I even saw homeless people I took pictures of them sleeping.

How would you feel if homeless people were taking pictures of you sleeping?

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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-06-28 13:34:16 Reply

I've only ever seen homeless people in London. I gave a sandwich to one person who was sitting on the street corner minding his own business, he seemed quite grateful. I always wonder if hes still on the streets. I've only ever met one other homeless person (on Tower Bridge) and he started shouting about how the government was spying on him, then started calling me a "fucking ignorant cunt" for walking away.


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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-07-01 08:13:16 Reply

Just keep on walking...like a BOSS

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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-07-03 10:55:45 Reply

It seems like it would be a better idea to simply donate money to places like homeless shelters. That way, as part of an organization, you would realize that your money is going towards a place where people really needed it. Well, I guess there's no guarantee any organization is legitimate, but it's a heck of a lot better than just what random people say.


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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-07-03 10:58:40 Reply

Nothing, I'd keep walking.


Seriously, who even reads these things anymore?

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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-07-03 11:16:58 Reply

I have to deal with it constantly. If I walk four blocks from my house I'm in Kensington, which is a drug addled shit hole of a neighborhood. You can't walk five steps without someone trying to get change or a cigarette off of you, and they're usually not even homeless. There's a one legged woman who sits outfront of the Dunkin Donuts everyday and probably makes more money than I do, not counting her social security checks.

I read the autobiography of a NYC cop, it said that panhandlers make hundreds of dollars every day. So they get no sympathy from me.


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Response to When homeless people ask for money 2012-07-03 11:21:12 Reply

I actually hand money to my unemployed homeless friends, like the good person I am. One of them blessed me, and I was the biggest badass of the streets that day.


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