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23 July 2012 - 10:19pm

I have decided on a new career: Need opinions!

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But I will definitely have to go somewhere warm.

What do you all think? LMBO! Wink

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23 July 2012 - 10:20pm
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Sorry. I will try this again, and if it doesn't work, you will have to try to copy and paste.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/23/shane-warren-speegle-says_n_169...

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24 July 2012 - 3:57am
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I think that is dang good money for doing that type of job. Go for it! Smile We have panhandlers around here, especially downtown. The same people have the same corners. My boyfriend said people at work brag about how much money they make on the bus ride to work. To them, it's a game, it's a hustle. They think people are stupid who give them money. They laugh about how stupid people are.

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24 July 2012 - 5:50am
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Gee I thought you were serious until I read that. I don't believe he "earns" that much.

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24 July 2012 - 2:59pm
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I saw a report by John Stossel where he dressed up as a bum in NYC and panhandled for a while. If I remember correctly he made:

$12 per hour
Which averaged to $480 per 40 hour week
Which averages to $24,960 per year
Which is TAX FREE

If you didn't have some sort of addiction like drinking or drugs, that wouldn't be bad. However, that is an average and not scientific. He may well have ended up with less (or MORE) if he kept it up.

Interesting, isn't it?

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24 July 2012 - 4:10pm
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Well you've already got the right name Slim > never seen a super-sized panhandler myself.... Wink Beer

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24 July 2012 - 5:49pm
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We see a lot of them in Minneapolis. I have heard people will fight and even kill over certain corners. I don't mind when I am in New Orleans or San Fran and they actually do something for the money like sing or play an instrument

I have given money to people before. Yes, I am a sucker. I figure whatever they do with it is on them, not me. I don't give away my life savings, lol, but I have given.

I appreciate the honesty of people like this:

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24 July 2012 - 5:50pm
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Gee I thought you were serious until I read that. I don't believe he "earns" that much.

Hey! Who says I am not serious? lol Wink

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25 July 2012 - 2:06am
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We see a lot of them in Minneapolis. I have heard people will fight and even kill over certain corners. I don't mind when I am in New Orleans or San Fran and they actually do something for the money like sing or play an instrument

I have given money to people before. Yes, I am a sucker. I figure whatever they do with it is on them, not me. I don't give away my life savings, lol, but I have given.

I appreciate the honesty of people like this:

Ha. I was coming out of a Tigers game about 7 years ago when a bum asked me for money, and laid out the old "I'm an ex-Green Beret" schtick on me. I told him I was sorry but I spent all my money at the ball game and kept walking. I got about two steps away when he sucker punched me in the back of my head!

The worst part of it was that there was a cop standing in the street and all he did was tell me "Keep on walking".

Gotta love Detroit.

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25 July 2012 - 3:01am
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Ha. I was coming out of a Tigers game about 7 years ago when a bum asked me for money, and laid out the old "I'm an ex-Green Beret" schtick on me. I told him I was sorry but I spent all my money at the ball game and kept walking. I got about two steps away when he sucker punched me in the back of my head!

The worst part of it was that there was a cop standing in the street and all he did was tell me "Keep on walking".

Gotta love Detroit.

OMGosh, that is insane. Punching you because you had no money? Nice. And so much for "serve and protect," huh? Sad I bet it was tough to keep on walking!

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25 July 2012 - 3:06am
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hahaha.. are you trying to be creative Hope777..? Whatever it takes to put food on the table and pay those darn bills, I'm with you!

Y'all take care.. =^. .^=

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25 July 2012 - 5:46am
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I have given to people before too Hope. It just has to hit me the right way. If I feel the person is scamming then I won't give them anything. There are times I hate not giving anything either, because if they really are starving, I would feel bad about not helping them.

I have given to people also who play an instrument or whatever, but only if I feel I want to. We have offered food to people to before, but they turned it down. Can't blame them though....never know what's in food being given.

I just try to follow my conscience.

Not right for the guy to hit you in the head, and the cowardly cop........geez.

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26 July 2012 - 2:57am
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Hmm so the guy in the photo..

He wants skunk weed, beer, and cigarettes. Fine.
But AA batteries and holy water? Is he planning to fight vampires with a portable radio?

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26 July 2012 - 5:17am
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I think his holy water is the beer. lol Is skunk weed just weed? I have no idea really. Maybe the aa batteries are for his flashlight that he shines on his sign at night? Smile

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26 July 2012 - 5:21am
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Hmm so the guy in the photo..

He wants skunk weed, beer, and cigarettes. Fine.
But AA batteries and holy water? Is he planning to fight vampires with a portable radio?

I wondered about that, too! I was just trying to find a "why lie I want beer" sign, but that was the only photo I could find on short notice, lol. Things that make us go hmmmmmm....... Wink Tongue

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26 July 2012 - 5:30am
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Now I can't even find that same photo again, lol. I was going to try to see if I could read about it and find an explanation for any of it, lol.

I did find these:

homelesssign.jpgbeggars_with_funny_signs_01.jpgbeggar_2.jpg

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26 July 2012 - 5:31am
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I don't know of any rich women who could resist that guy above right! Wink Tongue

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29 July 2012 - 3:43am
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Maybe he can sell his beard for some money! At least these people are creative. Smile

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Last time I was confronted by a bum,and one I knew just wanted drinking money,I said,"Nothing doing,fella.I'm working this side of the street.You go to the other one." He laughed like crazy and proceeded to cross the street and he said,"You go,Grandma."

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5 August 2012 - 5:48pm
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Last time I was confronted by a bum,and one I knew just wanted drinking money,I said,"Nothing doing,fella.I'm working this side of the street.You go to the other one." He laughed like crazy and proceeded to cross the street and he said,"You go,Grandma."

LMAO! I have NO doubt that is a TRUE story, knowing you. That is great. I will have to remember that one. haha! Smile

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9 August 2012 - 10:26pm
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I was in Minneapolis today, and I passed by a young man with a sign that said the following: "Embarrassed, but not too proud to ask for money for the bus to get to my job." or something like that, lol. I didn't see anyone throwing money out their windows for him.

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That is hilarious wildgerri. I think your name suits you!

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