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Homeless man given pair of boots . . . seen wandering the streets shoeless
NY Daily News ^ | December 3, 2012 | Barry Paddock AND Bill Hutchinson

Posted on 12/03/2012 6:52:06 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

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To: TexasFreeper2009
even your system doesn’t work . . . now has enough money for some food.... he is getting hungry ... but he is also starting to need his next fix... along you come and give him a free meal! now he is free to spend his money on that crack he has been jonesing for!

I recognize that issue, but in at least that one case I thought it was worth the risk. The druggie is going to buy his drugs, whether or not he goes hungry. At least with the meal in his stomach he's better fed when he gets high.

101 posted on 12/03/2012 11:15:09 AM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: ArGee

It was my understanding that anasognosia was a relatively rare and often temporary condition. Granted though, it is hard to disentangle mental illness from addiction on the street.


102 posted on 12/03/2012 11:28:29 AM PST by wideawake
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To: wideawake
It was my understanding that anasognosia was a relatively rare and often temporary condition.

No, it's pretty permanent, but only in about half of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia victims. Read more at this link.

Most of my information came from reading the work of Dr. Xavier Amador. More about him here.

103 posted on 12/03/2012 11:59:30 AM PST by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: MrB

...1000% Thunderbird.


104 posted on 12/03/2012 12:43:44 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: MrB

I bet this cop won’t be giving this guy more boots.

The government would probably give him 10 more pairs a year for life at taxpayer expense that are more expensive, but not as nice. (and made in Nancy Pelosi’s district by union labor)


105 posted on 12/03/2012 12:57:00 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The guy is hiding them because when out on the street if you have anything of value it gets taken from you when you are asleep. The officer should have bought him an old wornout pair of boots that kept his feet warm but didn’t have resale value.


106 posted on 12/03/2012 1:32:31 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I gave a nice bicycle to a man that was living in

rental house of mine,Found out later that he sold it

for scrap

The worst thing was he was arrested and taken back

to Houston for a 15 year old murder...nice to find

out you had dealings with a killer that bashed a 8

year olds head in


107 posted on 12/03/2012 1:55:50 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: dfwgator

“Jesus wasn’t a wino.”

There’s a transubstantiation joke in there somewhere but Im not smart enough to get it right. :)


108 posted on 12/03/2012 1:59:28 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Not even God's "saving grace" is sans expectation.

Such is a works based salvation, which is not the Gospel of the Cross.

109 posted on 12/03/2012 6:11:10 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: karatemom

Well stated. GB


110 posted on 12/03/2012 6:20:53 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

Just because the guy sold the boots for booze does not distract from the act of kindness.

I still thought it might be guerrilla advertising for the shoe store in the background. lol.


111 posted on 12/03/2012 6:26:21 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DelphiUser

A couple of years ago I got scammed out of $20 by an old woman claiming she was from out of town, he car had burned up and she needed bus money to go to another city where she lived.

We gave her a ride to the bus station which was closed so she asked us to drop her off at a doughnut place where she’d wait until it opened.

Thought twice about it after dropping her off and doubled back. Not 2 min. after being dropped off she heads down the street to a convenience store. There’s a cop parked in the lot.

We told him what happened, he recognized her as a regular on the street and told her if she didn’t give the money back she was headed to jail. She ponied it up real quick.


112 posted on 12/03/2012 6:50:57 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: TexasFreeper2009

The trick is not to substitute our grace for that of God.

As with all things, he proper way to perform that good work is to be in the right place, at the right time, and perform it in the right manner, through faith in Christ and let God do the work in the heart of the person receiving the gift.

In most cases, we’ll never see the consequences until the bema seat judgment.


113 posted on 12/03/2012 6:57:16 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

In the working world, no shoes, no service.

In the beggar’s world, no barefeet, no handouts.


114 posted on 12/03/2012 10:15:15 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: bgill; rightwingintelligentsia

My husband predicted from the beginning that the guy would sell them for booze.

However, my sister-in-law came up with a better theory. The guy was sitting, shoeless, outside a shoe store. That was his MO. He knew people going into a store to buy shoes would feel sorry for the shoeless guy just outside and give him money. So, all the publicity he got from the cell phone picture really ruined his gig! He probably had shoes all along and just hid them.

Now he will have to figure out a new angle for maximum begging results. Bummer. (Or is it too un-PC to say any word containing “bum” when discussing the homeless these days?)


115 posted on 12/04/2012 9:47:11 PM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Pining_4_TX

Good point.


116 posted on 12/05/2012 5:21:41 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

He actually wasn’t sitting outside a shoe store, as I understand it. The policeman ran up ahead in the direction he was walking and ducked into a shoe store that was on his forward path.


117 posted on 12/05/2012 5:27:41 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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