View Poll Results: Anyone Feeding The Homeless Should Be A Crime

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    47 70.15%
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    11 16.42%
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Thread: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Aren't schools usually in residential areas and why would you want bums hassling you?
    Is there some Constitutional right to not be annoyed by other people I am not aware of? If it rises to harassment there are already laws against that.

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless : The Salt : NPR





    What???



    Helping people eat could be a crime??? With Fines?

    Does this make sense?
    There are true homeless people---and by and large in the US they have severe mental problems and/or substance abuse problems----with a core problem of lazyness and selfishness.

    There are the relavative few that are temporary homeless because they don't have friends or relatives to take them in from a job loss, divorce or bad relationship. But these people are not what most would classifly as the "homeless" aka "bums."

    I find most welfare programs detestable. For the true bums and welfare moochers the best therapy would be to make them work for their food.

    No work, no eat. Even the most lazy imbecile can hoe weeds or pick up trash. So a return to the "Poor Farm" system is sorely needed instead of the food kitchens for the freeloaders.
    Churches are often the worst offenders giving out food without a stong sermon demanding improved behavior.

    Next time you see a bum with a bogus sign "Will work for Food" ask them if they'd like to do some work for the rest of the day for food. Then ask if they'd like to work for several days.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    On Netflix right now they have every episode of the Twilight Zone from 1959 to 1963.

    I think I've watched all of them in the last few months.
    Yeah, I got the entire series of One Step Beyond on DVD but not the Twilight Zone. The entire Twilight Zone series was offered in Bargain Books for 200 dollars. I probably should have scarfed it up.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Yeah, I got the entire series of One Step Beyond on DVD but not the Twilight Zone. The entire Twilight Zone series was offered in Bargain Books for 200 dollars. I probably should have scarfed it up.
    Depending on where you live, you can likely just borrow a DVD of the series from your local library.

    **** paying $200!

    That's what your tax dollars pay for.

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    They are using the money to buy alcohol not food
    "Alcohol" and "food" are not mutually exclusive terms.

    In fact, alcohol is a type of food.

    Your logic fails.

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    Depending on where you live, you can likely just borrow a DVD of the series from your local library.

    **** paying $200!

    That's what your tax dollars pay for.
    The Twilight Zone, the original ran for what, 5,6 years? Perhaps 7. That is 26 episodes a year for each year it ran. That is 130 episodes to 200 dollars at a minimum and you own it and can watch any episode anytime you want. One Step Beyond ran for 3 years approximately 70 episodes I was able to get for 60 dollars. If you stop and think about it, if you were big fans of the show, that is not bad.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    "Alcohol" and "food" are not mutually exclusive terms.

    Your logic fails.
    Alcohol is food to you? Alrighty then.

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I generally think of you as a clever enough person to realize how ridiculous making a statement like this is, especially in this sort of context. So I'll assume that it's just a really stupid and unfunny joke.
    It's a pretty good analogy.

    Not that we should just let the homeless be wild, like the bears, but just feeding them does not change their lifestyle. Most of them are suffering from drug addiction and/or some form of mental illness. Simply feeding them is much like putting a bandage on a festering wound. It simply enables them to keep living the way they've been living for a little bit longer.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    There you go, I loved that old series. I still do. They just do not make sci-fi like that anymore. I also like one step beyond.
    Greetings, Pero.

    Thanks for posting this classic! It was just as thought-provoking and frightening as the first time I saw it!

    On another topic: the other day when we were discussing the Buddhist monks and the celebration of "robe-giving," I forgot to ask you something. You indicated you and your wife were the guests of honor. How were you chosen for that honor? I know that you don't like to blow your own horn, but I am curious if you'd like to share.

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Totally true story, happened to me just yesterday. I was approached by a man in a parking lot asking me for $3.00. for food. I took out my wallet and gave him a $5.00. He then told me if he just had $2.00 more, he could pay for his hotel room. I gave him the $2.00 and got in my car. Now, I know what you're thinking. I'm an idiot, right, for "believing" him. I didn't believe him for a second. I know where it's going but based on biblical teachings I do try to give to these guys - my thought being that it's his money to do with what he wants once I've decided to give the money to him.

    Anyway, as I started up my car, the dude approached my window and said he just needed two more dollars and I drove off. It's never enough is it?
    Never enough.

    Wild bears will do the same thing, then break into your car looking for more while you're away.

    But, there the analogy breaks down. The homeless need a lot more than just food and shelter. They need a hand up out of the lifestyle they're in, and just setting up more soup kitchens just enables them to continue to live the way they've been living.
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