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How can anyone actually give money to the homeless???

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Sanosuke, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Sanosuke Come at me

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    You have no idea if they beat their wives, abused children, raped someone, etc... or what put them in that situation. If you feel pity for them, then you're stupid. Give money to a charity that you know will put your dollars to a good cause. If you give money to the homeless, not only do you risk giving to a scumbag, but you make them think that they can consistently receive something for nothing. Yes, there may be some homeless people out there who are homeless for a legitimate reason, but I'm not willing to take that chance.

    If it makes you feel better to give a 20 dollar bill to a beggar on the side of the road, you have issues and are contributing to a never-ending problem, which is only never-ending because of all the other stupid people just like you. Stop being stupid.
     
  2. Honestnathaniel Green Belt

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    Jesus Christ.
     
  3. AncientEnemy Emelianenko, Fedor Emelianenko

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    I've given change before, and food. But not anymore. homeless people piss me off now, I'm like jeez go watch pursuit of happiness and get inspired. I've had hobos get an attitude, so they ruined it for all the legit hobos. but most legit hobos all go near the places where a home/kitchen is. the random stragglers in the middle of my suburban town are obviously drunken crackheads.
     
  4. Big Sissy Banned Banned

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    I'd like to have a conversation with you about this but you're probably a child molesting crack dealer. What am I, stupid? Nah
     
  5. Sanshou Kid Brown Belt

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    I give money to charities like the Salvation Army to help the homeless as it is more likely to do some good.

    Not trying to get on a moral high horse here, understand, but look at it this way: would you give money to a lone person who claims to help animals, or would you give it to the RSPCA/ASPCA? Who is more likely to do some good?

    Help those who help the many, teach a man to fish etc etc

    /soapbox
     
  6. jukebox Guest

    I think it's better to give money to a scumbag than to nobody at all.
     
  7. JonKunDo Postin 25/8

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    I have a couple of friends who used to be homeless. One who used to be an alcoholic and has since done a Masters degree and is a great dad, the other who's a girl who fell out with her family at a young age and is also back on the straight and narrow.

    You shouldn't be so fast to judge, because it only takes a couple pieces of bad luck and it could easily be you one day.
     
  8. Thibodeaux Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    I usually give if they don't ask.
     
  9. Josh Guest

    You're a terrible human being. If you don't like giving money to the homeless, that's fine, but you don't have to hate on others for doing it.
     
  10. Big Sissy Banned Banned

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    1. go volunteer at a food bank
    B. watch all the ppl coming through who are happy to get any food at all (usually expired/old/thrown out food)
    3. think about what you said
     
  11. Leon Phelps Purple Belt

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    I used to, when I was younger and naive.
     
  12. p0gi.g OG MMA Fan

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    i'll give em food.. if im' in the mood anyway
     
  13. Dr J Steel Belt

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    I've worked at homeless clinics, and there are actually some sad cases out there. That said, I hate when people ask me for money. I was on the subway going from JFK to 168th. Had I given $1 to everyone who asked or performed for money, I would have paid out $20 in 1-2 hrs. I also find it laughable when guys with brown bags of beer/booze, lit cigarettes, or nice clothes/accessories asks me for money. In Italy, the beggars had to get on their knees with their arms out and their faces to the ground when begging for money. I like that concept.
     
  14. quietwalker Priest of Hiroshima

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    No, i don't think he'd be that much of a pr*ck.
     
  15. Sanosuke Come at me

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    Exactly. This is what smart people do who give to charity.
     
  16. Leon Phelps Purple Belt

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    I agree that we shouldn't be so quick to judge. I've definitely had some rough times, and know what it's like to be on the verge of hitting rock bottom. However, there are many places that help folks down on their luck (I do social service/non-profit work). Each time I get asked for money, I refer them to the places I know can do more long-term good for them.
     
  17. MMA made EASY Green Belt

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    Despite the caustic and angry approach, I think your heart could be in the right place in regards to this thread.

    Parts of what you say are true, or at least have the potential to be true, and, I do agree with you that giving people fish is a lot different than teaching them how to fish.

    What are your thoughts on this article?

    STOP GIVING TO CHARITY!
     
  18. Dr J Steel Belt

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    I'd rather just keep my hard earned money and spend it on people close to me.
     
  19. prod2821 Gold Belt

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    woah woah woah

    Sano is back?
     
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