What do you say to panhandlers who ask for money?

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  1. MikeDwight

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    Extenuating circumstances pricks. awesome. Look I got a lunacy in my brain, that's gonna be 2 loaves of bread , per day.
     
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    just shout blatwurst pfeffernusse! it makes my day when they walk away when offered food items...
     
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  3. Pollycy

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    Fully perplexing to them are old declarations in German that if they do not amend their conduct to conform to less nauseating social behaviors than pissing on the sidewalk, or sh*tting in the street, for instance, it is likely that someone will report them to Gestapo Headquarters at Prinz-Albrecht-Straße in Berlin (Reichsicherheitshauptamt). Anyway, when confronted with too many polysyllabic words, they rapidly lose interest in shaking you down.... Und das gefällt mir sehr! 8)
     
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    Just_a_Citizen Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I say, "No".
     
  5. Blaster3

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    as do i...
     
  6. Blaster3

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    no fun in that...
     
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    Just_a_Citizen Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    When you see their faces dim there is.
     
  8. Blaster3

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    bet its not as fun as giving em counterfeit bills o_O
     
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    Just_a_Citizen Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    BRILLIANT!

    I know a guy too!
     
  10. Andrew Jackson

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    "Got change for a Hundred"?:salute:
     
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  11. An Taibhse

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    Some I’d characterize as bums, others not. They have a right to ask... I have a right to ignore the request or to simply say no.
    I did, give a few dollars to a fellow in New Orleans once; he asked for a couple dollar and said he was going to use it to get a drink. I thought his honesty deserved reward.
    Back in the late 60’s and early 70’s in Chicago, at the Randolph St. Train Station (if I remember it correctly) a blind fellow was posted there every morning in the warm months. I remember reading when he died an article talking how he spent winters in a Florida house he owned and that he left hundreds of thousands to relatives in his will. Well, he had a skill and regular work hours.
     
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  12. Pollycy

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    On a serious note, WHY are we seeing such epic numbers of homeless bums now? The 'Great Recession' ENDED OVER TEN YEARS AGO! Moreover, unemployment is the lowest it's been since 1969 -- FIFTY YEARS AGO!

    We're seeing this throughout the entire United States... not just in liberal pestholes like California, coastal Oregon, and coastal Washington State. Hell, we've got them up to our armpits here in Colorado, thick as fleas in the Denver/Boulder metro area -- even though the weather is very damned inhospitable in the winter! They flock into Colorado, sitting in illegal 'camps', freezing their asses off, expecting the government to give them what they need. It's mind-boggling!

    I thought it was only because marijuana is legal in all these places (including Colorado, where I live), but they've also congregated in mobs in other liberal cesspools like Austin, and San Antonio -- in TEXAS, where marijuana is definitely not legal (yet). So, I surmise that it's not just 'drugs'.

    There's got to be a REASON for all this! It makes no sense to me, and I've tried my best to understand it. Does anybody, Left or Right have any rationale to explain this 'homeless' phenomenon? We haven't seen anything like this in the United States since the 1930's....
     
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    welp, ask billy goat, he set the stage for millions of foreclosures & bankruptcies, which are still resonating to this very day...

    back to the op... when confronted by beggars say "my d*ck hurts! & who the **** stole my gaddamned nickel!"
     
  14. Pollycy

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    Hmm. Well, in order to get out of the real 'Great Depression' of the 1930's, FDR threw in with Churchill and got us involved in what would become World War II. It worked! Within just two years, by the beginning of 1943, the economy was going like gangbusters and bad times rapidly became a mere memory.

    So, maybe we need a war...? Hmm, but today, it would probably be over too quick. The Vietnam War did wonders for the economy of the 1960's, and after all, it only got about 60,000 of us Boomers killed -- a bargain, according to old schemers like Lyndon Johnson. In a war today, we could annihilate Iran in, say, about three days, for instance Way too quick to do any lasting economic 'good'. But, starting a war with China or Russia might just get everybody on Earth killed. Maybe that's not a good strategy... what worked so well for FDR might not work today.

    But, what do we do today? We've got teeming hundreds of thousands of homeless bums all over the damned place, and we seem to be 'growing' more of them every day.

    And, if any of today's field of Democrats gets elected, we'll have to start cowering behind locked doors, with loaded weapons and cans of Lysol in our hands....

    [​IMG]. "Khrushchev was wrong! The Americans are burying themselves...."
     
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    technology changed everything, especially warcraft... gone are the days of 'ground & pound'... in all honesty, we need another world war, one that is actually fought right here on terra firma usa soil... a dose of reality that is badly needed
     
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    How about this idea instead? We round up all the homeless bums, put 'em on ships and send them all straight to Iran?

    Sort of a, 'kill two birds with one stone' strategy.... :twisted:

    [​IMG] "No fair, infidels! THAT's 'hitting below the belt'!" :cynic:
     
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    I say: "No thanks."
     
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    a short term remedy at best, the dems would create more, much like making clones in 'those' movies...

    gotta change their mindset, the most effective way would be a world war fought on our soil 'this time'
     
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    Well, you're right -- you can always count on Democrats to take a dicey economic situation and make it far worse!

    But I sure as hell don't want to have a war on U. S. soil -- I've been in 'places' where that kind of thing occurs abroad and it is nothing I want to see here.... You never forget the smell of burning human flesh.

    In this country, we do seem to be working our way toward intense conflict mindlessly, though, I must admit. We've got tens of thousands of illegal aliens pouring over the border constantly at the implicit invitation of the radical Democrat Party, which I'm convinced more and more HATES this country and will do anything to turn it into some kind of nightmarish socialist 'paradise', like North Korea. The other half of us are violently opposed to this obvious, wanton destruction of the United States, and grow more and more angry every day.

    A look ahead: at the rate we're going, it'll be no more than another ten or twenty years (at most) before a economic/military collaboration of Russia, China, and the EU (led by an entirely different kind of Germany) pushes us to one side and takes over, first, the entire Eastern Hemisphere, and then, the rest of the world....

    You and I are both old, Blaster, so it won't make any difference to us. I tell the young guys that it might be a damn good idea for them to learn to read and speak Russian and Mandarin Chinese... and I'm not kidding, either.
     
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    Even with the privacy act, an agent has to do something if a tenant is illegally harrassing neighbors. If you go to her landlord and report it, sshe will ikely be evicted. You won't have to deal with her anymore.
     
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    Hey man can you spare me a couple bucks for gas?
     
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    I like this joke --
    Beggar: Hey man, how about a sandwich?
    Citizen: No thanks, I just ate.
     
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    Funny on both accounts years ago I may have encountered your fellow in New Orleans on St Charles. I think I rewarded his honest with a fiver.
    At one time (70’s) when I first came to the US I used to downtown Chicago taking the IC everyday. iI’d get off at the Randolph station and I remember in the exit tunnel leading to the street level theBlind fellow that would always be there I think with his German Shepard. He never asked for money, just had a dis or can in front of him; I also recall reading of the money he had accumulated that was found after he died. Always remembered that when I see those emulating vets or displaying some infirmary on exit ramps wondering to how many it’s just their job.
     
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    I don't talk to them... what would we have to discuss anyway?

    More lately, now that it's winter and they're building fires all over the damned place -- too many of which get out of control here in the drought-parched western United States -- I do feel like telling them to pack up their crap and GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE!

    After all, the road that brought them here is the same road they can use just as easily to LEAVE!
     
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    Dress like a homeless person, sit in a street corner, and ask passersby if they need some money. Give them some. Enjoy the confusion.
     

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