Street corner beggars

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  1. Doc Holliday

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    You see them all the time, more and more often...

    Stopped at a light today, big guy with a beard holding a cardboard sign "Need $4 for bus fare"...had to look twice, noticed he was wearing a pair of $100 Beats headphones and nice clean, new sneakers.

    Come on, man...
     
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    FullClip Native Mainiac CLM

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    Yup. Lot of them around here too, and it seems they work in shifts.
     

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    Come in now, don’t be so judgmental. He needed the new shoes to walk to the bus station. And he needed the headphones to listen to music on the bus. He just didn’t budget thing properly and he was $4 short.
     
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    I lived in Austin from 2013 to 14 and it was bad, now it's completely out of control. They have circus tents set up under the overpass by my old place. Garbage flowing everywhere. Sad.
     
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    Ok in all reality, you should have pulled out a $20, started to hand it to him, sucker punched him and stole his Beats.
     
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    Guy in our local town panhandling for busfare. GF gave him a transit card she did not need, as she rides for free. Came out after dinner, he was still looking for that fare.
     
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    It's really getting tiring.... All four corners at traffic lights in Scottsdale and Phoenix.

    Make a mental note...... The same people are at the same position day after day.

    It's like an assignment.

    BTW... I don't give a single dime.
     
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    But, the convenience. Four bums, no waiting.
     
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    I never give to them. They are all scam artists.
     
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    I've got $20K in this fake 'movie money'...could have thrown down a few bills as I drove off...

    Fake money for a fake beggar...

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    Have you seen the videos of the "fake" panhandlers? A news station followed one back to their nice, new car and confronted her. The lady was po'd!
     
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    I used to live in a city where a reported and the owner of a temp service teamed up and went all over town offering beggars jobs. About what you would expect, some got mad, some turned away, etc. Not a single one showed any interest in a job.
     
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    LinuxLover Ba-nan-nah-nuh

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    Thank-you for playing the straight man ---> but there's a punchline in there --- which I cannot say on a PC site like GT.....

    But you know --- right?

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    We have lots of those here where i live, i have a cardboard sign in my truck just for these occasions.

    GET A JOB!
     
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    If there is a fast food restaurant nearby I will go to the drive thru and buy them something to eat.
     
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    Why? So they can throw it on the ground?
     
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    It's like little San Fransisco now. I avoid that town whenever possible.
     
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    More reliable than the Walmart checkout lines.
     
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    God bless you Hannie, but thats only going to keep them coming back for more handout`s.
    Feed them fish from your hand, they`ll expect more. Teach them to fish, they`ll catch their own.

    Alot of these beggers are just scammers. Like alot of welfare people falsely collecting money.
     
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