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

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    2 2.99%
  • I understand the theory here, but I'm against it

    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 Dragonfly View Post
    http://www.familyhomelessness.org/children.php?p=ts




    Damn those selfish a-hole children. Making choices like that.
    How about damn their parents? Really, going down the "what about the children" path of tears isn't making you look less nave.

    And don't think I don't notice you moving goalposts there. The selfish part was your addition.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Where's the tipping point? At what point does empathy begin to do them no favors?
    Radcen, I have been involved in volunteer work involving the homeless. Overwhelmingly the majority of them are mentally unstable. Even when it is freezing cold outside, you can't get many of them to go to the shelter. They will live under the vi-dock in their cardboard houses in below freezing temperatures. We collect blankets, coats, gloves, hats, scarves and simply drop them off in boxes in hope they survive. Some don't.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Radcen, I have been involved in volunteer work involving the homeless. Overwhelmingly the majority of them are mentally unstable. Even when it is freezing cold outside, you can't get many of them to go to the shelter. They will live under the vi-dock in their cardboard houses in below freezing temperatures. We collect blankets, coats, gloves, hats, scarves and simply drop them off in boxes in hope they servive. Some don't.
    I too have done this. But there are many more reasons than mental illness. The shelters won't let you drink, do drugs and in some cases won't admit animals. Lot of homeless with pets in Portland these days. They also don't go to shelters because they know they'll likely survive the conditions and this way they retain their autonomy. Folks have all sorts of reasons for refusing charity, or accepting some forms of charity but not others.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I too have done this. But there are many more reasons than mental illness. The shelters won't let you drink, do drugs and in some cases won't admit animals. Lot of homeless with pets in Portland these days. They also don't go to shelters because they know they'll likely survive the conditions and this way they retain their autonomy. Folks have all sorts of reasons for refusing charity, or accepting some forms of charity but not others.
    I would categorize anyone so strung out on drugs and alcohol not allowing them to make a sound decision to go to the shelter in life threatening temperatures, to be classified as mentally ill. But I never thought about them having pets. Whatever their reasons, you can't get them into the shelters. That's for sure. You can only do what you can do.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Radcen, I have been involved in volunteer work involving the homeless. Overwhelmingly the majority of them are mentally unstable. Even when it is freezing cold outside, you can't get many of them to go to the shelter. They will live under the vi-dock in their cardboard houses in below freezing temperatures. We collect blankets, coats, gloves, hats, scarves and simply drop them off in boxes in hope they survive. Some don't.
    Greetings, Vesper.

    Kudos for your caring work, Vesper! *hug* You have a good heart, and I believe Karma sees all. Did you happen to see the story on Yahoo today where a couple of billionaires are getting divorces? The one wife is complaining that she simply cannot live on $40 million a year, and wants more! Bozhe moi! (Slovak for Oh My God!) "If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to." --Dorothy Parker ... hilarious!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Radcen, I have been involved in volunteer work involving the homeless. Overwhelmingly the majority of them are mentally unstable. Even when it is freezing cold outside, you can't get many of them to go to the shelter. They will live under the vi-dock in their cardboard houses in below freezing temperatures. We collect blankets, coats, gloves, hats, scarves and simply drop them off in boxes in hope they survive. Some don't.
    Fair point.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Vesper.

    Kudos for your caring work, Vesper! *hug* You have a good heart, and I believe Karma sees all. Did you happen to see the story on Yahoo today where a couple of billionaires are getting divorces? The one wife is complaining that she simply cannot live on $40 million a year, and wants more! Bozhe moi! (Slovak for Oh My God!) "If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to." --Dorothy Parker ... hilarious!
    Polgara, I could afford 80 families a fine life on 40 million a year. But would it surprise you to learn that sometimes a homeless person could be a millionaire? It's not all that common but Clownboy's post remindied me of a man living under the vi-dock here in Columbus owned three huge warehouses, was a multi millionaire but by choice lived a homeless life. The idea that soup kitchens are being regulated, and hounded with regulations to hinder their existence just doesn't make sense.They don't just feed the 'homeless', they feed anyone in need. So Why? Do they have something against the people that run them out of charity? Hmmmm. Maybe, for most of them across this country are run by groups associated with religious organizations. Is the local governments putting forth an effort to encourage more government dependency by eliminating charitable giving in the public square? I hope not.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    That creeps me out to this day. I remember the first time I saw it. I freaked out.

    "It's a cookbook!"
    Greetings, tres borrachos.

    That one is a classic! I can't recall ever being so shocked at the way that one ended! That was over 40 years ago, and I still remember it... Good old Twilight Zone never disappointed...
















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

    I'll feed whoever the **** I ****ing want to! I don't plan on feeding the homeless any time soon, but still!

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    Pepe Booth strikes again.

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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
    So you wouldn't mind it if someone set up a soup kitchen in front of your house,the place you worked at or children's schools?
    In front of my home? No. I don't want anything being done in front of my home. In front of my work or kids' school? I have no problem with that.

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