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Old 12-23-2009, 09:24 AM   #1
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Beggars



Alms.....Alms for the poor.....and pets.....


It's the Holiday Season,
and depending on where ya at.....

It's not "Hammer Time", but Beggar Time.


Ah.......Beggars......

Those unfortunate souls whom are left off at
the side of the street; homeless, pennyless, hungry,
and broken......

Sometimes confronting you with open palms in your face,
or at times with a cup to try to request you for spare change and money.

Do you actually give beggars money?

Should you condone such acts of human nature....
and further promote their lifeless acts of begging?

It is said that if you give beggars money,
they will continue to live that way, and not try to
find some other means of conceiving money.....such as
finding a job.

But......
how else will these people live, and if they are extremely hungry
and unfortunate.....

Can you not help but sympathize with them,
and at least help them out with whatever spare change
or morsel of food you may have?

Should you give even pay attention to these beggars?

But then again........how does that old saying go?

"Give me a fish and I will live for a day, but Teach me how to fish and I will live forever."


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Old 12-23-2009, 10:33 AM   #2
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I never give to them. It removes all incentive to attempt to get a job. There are many shelters in my area, two of which I've volunteered in, and I can safely say that at least those two I've been in provide showers and clothes you can borrow for job interviews, along with meals every day. The Homeless have it pretty good where I live, but the problem is, a lot of them have to much pride to go to a shelter, so they don't.

I do, however, continually give money to this one guy whenever I'm in Baltimore. I don't know if he's homeless or not, but he's always out in the same spot, rain or shine, doing Samuel L. Jackson impressions. For a dollar you name a movie and he'll spit out a few lines. He is amazing, and he actually provides something in return for my money, so I pay him.

The others, though, I just direct to the nearest shelter and tell them they provide showers and meals there. They hate that and get rude with me, but then I remind them that it's illegal to beg in the city of Annapolis, and they walk away.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:27 PM   #3
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i give some bums money, but nothing much. just about 1£
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:29 PM   #4
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One time when i was on a bar with some friends i "accidentally" gave a beggar playing a pan flute 1000 norwegian kroner. (About 130 USD)
Man, he startet sing and dance and play Enter Sandman on his flute.

I regret giving so much, but it felt good because he got so happy.
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:11 PM   #5
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We don't really have and beggars where I live, but I always buskers money. They are usually pretty good.
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We don't have many beggars at all here. There's a large vicinity for homeless people, and a lot of people donate and volunteer themselves to that cause.
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:57 PM   #7
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most of them will just spend it on alcohol or drugs. I offer homeless people a granola bar or something, but never money. If they really are hungry, then they'd take a granola bar.
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:22 PM   #8
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Beggars here are everywhere. Specially in the bigger cities. I never give them money or food. It's not to be mean, but they should learn to earn things, not to get them without any effort even considering their situation.

Edit: Also, people here actually 'hire' beggars, and they surprinsingly get thousands of dollars this way. Srsly. More reasons to not give them moniez.
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:49 PM   #9
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I give them a few dollars, because I know they will use the money to buy alcohol and drugs.

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