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

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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 Dittohead not! View Post
    What a life. Nothing matters but the next fix. They are enslaved to a chemical substance that runs their lives. One would think they would jump at any opportunity to get free of their addiction.
    Why would they want to get free of it? Doing so would mean that they must face the realities of life as it is. That can be extremely difficult to do for some people. Most of the people I've known who have serious drug problems weren't doing it for the high, but for the escape from addressing life problems and issues.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I've never done crack, so I'm not sure why anyone would buy ashes, but I hear what you're saying about buying anything on the street. Still, these are desperate people who have nothing, so how much are they going to be able to pay?

    What a life. Nothing matters but the next fix. They are enslaved to a chemical substance that runs their lives. One would think they would jump at any opportunity to get free of their addiction.
    To be fair, the example of a burger re-sale I saw I think was a barter, not a flat out sale.

    Btw, the ashes are for the crack pipe. When you smoke crack crudely, you need some cigarette ashe (not sure why exactly) to put in between the crack and the pipe (often a used pop can that is flattened on two sides with small holes poked in it).
    And since cigarettes are expensive (and not every crack user smokes), the ash in bags can come in handy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Why would they want to get free of it? Doing so would mean that they must face the realities of life as it is. That can be extremely difficult to do for some people. Most of the people I've known who have serious drug problems weren't doing it for the high, but for the escape from addressing life problems and issues.
    Why not then take the ultimate escape route and simply jump from a tall building?
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Why not then take the ultimate escape route and simply jump from a tall building?
    Because instinctively, an extremely small percentage of people really want to die.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Because instinctively, an extremely small percentage of people really want to die.
    but they want to escape life.

    I guess I just don't understand the mindset of addicts.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    but they want to escape life.

    I guess I just don't understand the mindset of addicts.
    They don't want to escape life literally. They want life to be easy.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    They don't want to escape life literally. They want life to be easy.
    Yet, I'm pretty sure my life is a lot easier than theirs.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Yet, I'm pretty sure my life is a lot easier than theirs.
    It depends on the individual. Some drug addicts have a relatively easy life, but they can't manage routine stress. Other addicts have horrible lives.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It depends on the individual. Some drug addicts have a relatively easy life, but they can't manage routine stress. Other addicts have horrible lives.
    Yes, I can see that. The ones living on the street and willing to do anything for a fix can't have easy lives.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    The term human food sounds so wrong.
    Does government cheese count has human food?
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