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05-31-2018 10:43 AM
bbqjoe
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Originally Posted by htlong View Post
in Akron ohio the beggars have to register and receive a license that the wear around their neck.........funny I haven't seen any licenses this spring .
I will stop at the red light and hand them a rolled up" Obama 1 million dollar bill" some laugh and others curse me , down in Daytona a girl had a sign stating she was pregnant and was found to be a pillow.
these people really think we owe them money good god I hope these suburban yuppies wake up to the scam!
I'm guessing if I gave money to a licensed beggar, I'd probably ask for a receipt.
05-31-2018 08:06 AM
htlong in Akron ohio the beggars have to register and receive a license that the wear around their neck.........funny I haven't seen any licenses this spring .
I will stop at the red light and hand them a rolled up" Obama 1 million dollar bill" some laugh and others curse me , down in Daytona a girl had a sign stating she was pregnant and was found to be a pillow.
these people really think we owe them money good god I hope these suburban yuppies wake up to the scam!
05-30-2018 11:06 PM
DCinCT right outside where I work is a gas station...one night got after work stopped in to get gas, guy comes up to me while I'm pumping the gas, gives me this story about needing a couple $$$ so he can take a bus home to New Haven ..roughly 40 minutes away...this is 1 a.m...tell him "not going to find any buses running at this hour...get in..I'm heading that way...I'll take you"...without blinking...moved onto the guy at the next pump...
05-30-2018 10:44 PM
QZephyr I stopped for food one day for myself and noticed a guy across the street with a sign. I bought a couple extra cheeseburgers. He seemed disgusted when I handed him the sack. Hardly thankful at all. That's when I found out that moneys talks and burgers walk.
05-30-2018 09:34 PM
Ragdude
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Originally Posted by bbqjoe View Post
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.
Couple years ago we were walking down the strip in Vegas, there was a woman standing behind a man sitting in a wheelchair begging, a few hours later going back to our hotel... yep, now he was standing behind her sitting in the wheelchair.
I have only once gave a beggar any money, a guy at an exit ramp held a sign stating; why lie, I want a beer.
05-30-2018 07:12 PM
LeLimoMan
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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!!!
05-30-2018 04:52 PM
beezer Along the road, like I95 through the Bronx, I give them food I can spare. Never money.
05-30-2018 04:34 PM
scorpion46 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.
05-30-2018 01:47 PM
LeLimoMan 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.
05-30-2018 12:43 PM
scorpion46 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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