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my problem is the people that hold cardboard signs at the express way ramps suburban ladies in suv's dole out fives like they were pennies .
then the so called homeless run to the corner gas station and buy a forty ouncer .
I saw a friend who was a pretty good carpenter at one exit and I asked him why was he standing with a sign begging? he told me he makes more money begging than he did working!

there is no pride in people any more when I ask why they aren't working they all say they have a bad back so I drop a quarter at his feet and he bends over with no problem to pick it up....bad back my @ss
one more thing have you ever noticed they all seem to have new tennis shoes on?????

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I like burritos and will drink a fo-tee (if its good stuff).
I'll send you my address.

ps. I'm hungry... let's move on this.
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In the town next to me, they have organized panhandling.
I've seen the van pull up into a lot, and a whole bunch of folks pile out with signs, gas cans, and dogs.
They disperse quickly to their corners.

You'll see a couple holding a sign, with a dog wearing a blue bandanna. You go into the store, and 45 minutes later when you come out, there's a different guy, no woman, and the exact same dog. Sometimes they'll even change the bandanna to a different color.

They meet up at the van around lunch time, probably to turn over their earnings, then go back out, only to be rounded up at the end of the day.

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Unfortunately, none of these guys are holding the "Will work for food" signs anymore.
I have a whole bunch of odd jobs here at the house.
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We work with a friend who has had her own mission for years. She goes down every Thursday at noon to 3rd and Elm, downtown Cincinnati to feed the homeless. We buy/make the meals as often as we can and go down and serve with her. It is very expensive. I don't know how she's done it for so long all on her own. It is a humbling experience serving food for those in need. Now I've seen many who come wearing new clothes, smoking cigs, some smell like booze or otherwise. Other people show up with us to offer other services, such as free head shaving. We bring socks, donated clothing and other items. They are very thankful. These are the people I don't mind helping. I don't know how many, if any, are simply lazy or gaming the system or what. It's not for me to judge, it's the Big Guy in the sky to do that. I would like to think that if they are scamming, then it will be a bigger crown on my head helping someone to doesn't deserve it.
I'm not trying to pay myself on the back here...we saw a woman and her dog on the corner of the street by Walmart near my house. Cold, wet and begging for help. The night before my wife gave her a $10 and she was very thankful. They got home and my daughter asked if we could bring her some food, blankets and dog food for her dog. We couldn't find her for a few days. Then my wife and I rolled up on her, we still had the van loaded with all those items. She refused. Said she can't carry anything else, that she broke her arm and had no room for anything. No thank you, no sign of gratitude and surprisingly enough, not even enough room for a small baggy filled with dog food for her poor dog, or a small box of power bars for herself. But happily will take cash. Stuff like this really hardens your heart from wanting to help others. And it's a shame to those others who are just trying to legitimately survive.
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Around Indy, there is a group that rotate around town. One morning during work, I saw a girl on the west side of town with a sign saying she's homeless and pregnant yet as stated before, she had new shoes.(Bright Pink) .
On the way home, she was on the south side, same sign and shoes. 2 days later, she was on the east side with a different pair of new shoes.
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Posts like this depress me at times. Everything said here is happening more and more and our country is going down the crapper fast because of it.

I have worked hard all my life, been married twice and raised a son. I've had three separate careers and held as many as three jobs at a time. Was it tough? At time is was dam*ed tough!, but I didn't ask for a handout or feel entitled that people/government/organizations owed me anything. Some people and family helped, out of a sense on compassion and I've tried to pay that forward 100 times over, because I can now. When my son developed that entitled and lazy attitude, I threw him out of the house and he couch surfed and lived on the street for 9 months. (Toughest 9 month in my parental life)! In the end, he came back with a new attitude/gratitude and now lives on his own with a GF, a steady job with benefits and more toys than I had at his age. A lot of his "friends" hang out and try to mooch off him now, but he is older and wiser and doesn't cut them much slack. (Good for him)!

I am now enjoying the fruits of my labors and have accumulated a fair collection of toys and a big shop to house them and work on them in. Unfortunately, it's not in the best neighborhood. Unsurprisingly, it didn't take long for word to pass around the local low-lifes that these was a new place in town that might provide some easy pickin's. I've found several uninvited guest snooping around the property and checking things out. Several times, small things went missing from outside and when I spoke to the local police, they weren't surprised. Needless to say, I stepped up security around the shop with very visible cameras, motion lights and a full blown security system in the shop...and still they come around. I've been working in the shop and had them walk right in like it was their own house and start up a casual conversation with me like it was no big deal. That usually ends pretty quickly when I pull up my shirt and show them I'm carrying. My son and I both carry when we are going to the shop and the door is always locked. It's crazy!

I pray for this country to have an awakening and a change of attitude. If not, it won't be fit to live in in the next generation or two.
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Good for you. Glad your son learned pretty quickly.
I've thrown mine out 4 times but mommy keeps letting him back when I'm at work. He's matured quite a bit but still feels that he doesn't have to worry if he fails cause mommy will take care of it. I've told her "NO MORE". If he starts his [email protected] again, out he goes and she'll be going with him.

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Along the road, like I95 through the Bronx, I give them food I can spare. Never money.

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Along the road, like I95 through the Bronx, I give them food I can spare. Never money.
I stopped giving money to people a long time ago. I’ve seen too many “needy” people who’s full time job it is to panhandle, not pay taxes and live off the government dole. With 3% unemployment, there is a job for everyone.

That reminds me on a time not long ago when I ran across a guy with a sign saying he was a vet, homeless and hungry. I stopped and talked to him for a bit and he seemed pretty genuine. I owned a limo company back then and I needed help washing and cleaning the cars on a daily basis. I offered him a job working for me for a decent hourly wage and said he could stay at an apartment that was attached to the garage for a bit. He came up with every excuse in the book and finally said he wasn’t interested. (Notice I didn’t say he thanked me for my offer....just excuses). In the end he didn’t want to actually work for his money, just stand around and have it given to him. I saw him quit a few times after that...same sign, same shtick.

I’ve offered to buy food for some, but they usually turn it down. They want the cold hard cash to spend on their habit. Oh and how many times have you seen beggars with their iPhones!!!
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