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1 posted on 12/05/2012 6:36:38 AM PST by Slings and Arrows
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It’s been said many times that there are homeless people who prefer it that way.


2 posted on 12/05/2012 6:38:50 AM PST by Amberdawn
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3 posted on 12/05/2012 6:40:16 AM PST by shove_it (the 0bama regime are the people Ayn Rand warned us about)
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So it was a scam.


5 posted on 12/05/2012 6:44:17 AM PST by Truth29
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“Will go barefoot for food.


6 posted on 12/05/2012 6:45:55 AM PST by twister881
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It takes wisdom to be charitable.

The USA is in unknown territory in terms of understand what our population really needs. We have unlimited demand at food banks, yet the fattest population on the planet. Everyone can go to college, yet we are bankrupting ourselves with school debt. We give boots to the homeless, but turns out they aren’t homeless.

We suffer from poverty, but its not material poverty.


7 posted on 12/05/2012 6:46:39 AM PST by PGR88
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I saw a guy in DC stop being "homeless" at about 6ish, walk around the corner get in his BMW and drive off. I am guessing he makes more then I do, and I have a job.

I am sure he claims all this on his 10-99, and pays his "fair share" /sarc

8 posted on 12/05/2012 6:48:18 AM PST by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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He’s not a homeless guy. He’s a crazy guy. So he fits right in with most of the people who are actually homeless.


10 posted on 12/05/2012 6:50:05 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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And he probably makes around $40K per year (tax free) begging.


13 posted on 12/05/2012 6:57:37 AM PST by gore_sux (Al Franken - Preferred by Minnesota Educated Somali Pirates and Suicide Bombers Everywhere)
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Personally I don't care if the shoeless man had a million dollars, the picture and the story is all about the kindness of the cop. If one chooses to give to someone else it should not be about whether or not the person we give to actually “deserves” the gift.
17 posted on 12/05/2012 7:03:56 AM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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From my experience, giving to panhandlers...

This deal where panhandlers do not live on the street has been the norm for a long time. People begging nowadays almost never live in a cardboard box like they used to. Most have government assistance. They are simply taking a little initiative to bolster the income they get from the government. Many have enough drug and disease problems that they could not really get a real job, but certainly all of them don’t try to earn on the side. Some actually try to do odd jobs here and there on the side to make money. Rotted out teeth on a relatively young person typically means a lot of drugs. Hanging on the streets begging, however, does put them at risk if they look like they have anything worth money on them, or drugs on them, or money on them. The more violent folks on the street will rob other street people. Shelters can be unsafe for them. Giving them a lot of money, or a nice pair of boots like the cop gave the dude, is dangerous for them. And, word can spread quickly if you give someone a lot of money, and you may find much more aggressive panhandlers coming up to you and being very pushy.


19 posted on 12/05/2012 7:05:06 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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Police officer and others are made a fool of by scam artist .

That should be the title of this thread ,


22 posted on 12/05/2012 7:06:48 AM PST by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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There was an earlier thread that the ‘homeless’ guy also had relatives who lived in the area. They would periodically help him out, etc.

Evidence seems to be mounting that he was ‘homeless’ and shoeless by choice, not by circumstances.


28 posted on 12/05/2012 7:24:04 AM PST by TomGuy
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I grew up in NYC. I never give to panhandlers. Never.

This story underscores the premise that many, if not most, are out there because they know the scam works.

May God bless that cop for his concern for his fellow man and spirit of charity he demonstrated.

I give generously but only to charities and organizations that are responsible with the disbursement of their funds.


30 posted on 12/05/2012 7:25:58 AM PST by O6ret
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He still isn’t doing very well. If those organizations get their funding cut, he WILL be homeless. Sounds like he is still surviving precariously close to homelessness.


34 posted on 12/05/2012 7:28:37 AM PST by madison10
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Barefoot homeless man not actually homeless
Ever see John Stossel's report about being homeless:
37 posted on 12/05/2012 7:38:25 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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Nice job, media...you fell for another pile of crap. Just like you fell in love with Obamugabe.


38 posted on 12/05/2012 7:43:14 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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BOLO for Jeffrey Hillman, 54, barefoot scam artist.


43 posted on 12/05/2012 7:48:55 AM PST by PGalt
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I smelled scam when I saw the picture. He was sitting barefoot outside a shoe store.


44 posted on 12/05/2012 7:48:59 AM PST by WVNan
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46 posted on 12/05/2012 7:52:43 AM PST by fattigermaster
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Which is exactly why I never give money to panhandlers. They probably make more money than I do...


49 posted on 12/05/2012 8:08:30 AM PST by refermech
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