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TehJackal

*** POLICY CHANGE // "I'm Stranded Scams to be removed and banned" ***

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I personally love helping people... I don't know why, but I do, and I always help where I can.  However that being said I will not be scammed, and I will not allow community's that I am part of or run to be scammed.  So with that being said these "I need help because I'm stranded blah blah blah post" Will be deleted and banned.  

I honestly HATE to do this, but the honest truth is, as someone who works in DC, there are more scammers than those who actually need help, and I will not stand for it.  I will not allow this community and the good people who take time out of their busy lives to be scammed out of your hard earned money.

You want money get off your lazy selfish ass and get yourself a job.

NOW!!! That being said... IF and ONLY IF you can provide proof of your claim to ME! via private message, and I can verify your claim then I will be more than happy to promote and endorse your problem.

Sincerely,

Ryan

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Oh you have no idea how big they are... I've had to tone it down in some other communities I maintain.  I'm a bit to um.... #MERICA if you know what I mean. lol

 

At last someone who has balls.
Good on ya!

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I fully agree.   I am being taxed to death in Canada so drug addicts can have "safe injection sites" and other socialist garbage like that.

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I fully agree.   I am being taxed to death in Canada so drug addicts can have "safe injection sites" and other socialist garbage like that.

Ridiculous 

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I hear you, The welfare people here live better then young hard working couples.

There is by no means anything wrong with helping those in need.  But II refuse to help someone who is looking for a hand out, when those who truly need the help get over looked.

I worked a contract in DC earlier this year for a few months, and ever day I came off the Union Station metro, there where pan handlers begging for money.  One dude had a new pair of jordans

I actually got into an argument with a lady while at lunch in Union station, I was sitting next to a lovely older couple who where in town for their Son's wedding.  We where talking and this lady comes up asking for money.  I took the lead and politely asked the lady to leave.  "I wasn't talking to you" she said, we continue this and it escalated quickly after I reached for my phone (which I happen to get an email from another client) this lady thought I was calling the cops so I used that to my advantage told her to leave or I would... she then started cussing me out, calling me a pos of shit etc etc.   I stood up, looked at her, and something like.. "I'm the POS?  I'm the one sitting here eating lunch in a $500 suite having a conversation with some friends, YOU are walking around asking people for money because your a jobless POS!"   There where some other things said that I regret saying and had to turn around to the couple behind me and apologize.  But the lady got the point and left. 

Never before had I EVER had any issue with pan handlers....

And let's be clear... there is a HUGE difference between homeless and pan handlers.  And what sucks is the pan handlers push out the homeless that need the money.

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Yep. Age old problem. We do call the police. My taxes, my street...call your people to get them off. They're in-charge of deciding which category they fall into so you can finish your work and make money for their welfare:)

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I'm with you.

I work minimum 60 hrs per week and out of that I have to support thousands of junkies, alcoholics, career single mums with benefit babies, criminals and just generally idle people, and if I have to pay for someone to sit home all day watching Jeremy Kyle, eating pizza in their underwear and getting drunk or high, I want to be the one to do it, but I can't because I have myself and half the population of the UK to support

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The panhandlers in Toronto are smoking cigarettes, which is a very expensive habit.   I've noticed that they work the subway stations for only a few hours each day, and never on the weekends.   The way I look at it, if they can afford cigarettes, they don't need my money.

 

It if were up to me, I'd put all of the panhandlers into labour battalions.   They could do an honest day's work for an honest day's pay.  

Those who didn't want to play ball could cool their heels in some outpost above the Arctic circle.  

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With the ones you see on the street, the shame is that you don't know which are which.

If one looks genuine and they have a homeless and hungry sign, I would rather go in a shop and buy them a sandwich and drink than give them money, as if they really are homeless and hungry it will help, but I'm not giving someone my hard earned money to buy drink or drugs

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We keep money in the glove compartment of our cars. 

​When we see someone who is on a street corner who has a sign, we give them money.
 

I don't care what they use it for.  In my opinion, they are pretty desperate to be out there panhandling in the first place...and even if they are not homeless, they may be close.  They may have medical bills or a mental illness that is making it hard to work and /or keep a job.

I also don't care what they use the money  for.  Of course, I would prefer that they use it for food or housing.  But if they have such a dreary life that they need drugs and alcohol to make it through one more day....not for me to judge. 

​We also will go and get food from a restaurant to give and/or clothing, etc.  If we have stuff in our car that we don't want or can part with, we give that as well.   I have four kids and there is always something floating around.  For example, we have those fold up fabric chairs that you take to soccer fields to watch the kids' games.  One of them was missing a bolt, and even though we were aiming to fix it "one day," it was still a good chair....just that you had to be careful about putting the leg in the base before you sat down.  We gave that chair once to someone (explained the issue)

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Have to agree. We are flooded by people who beg all the time, just to use the money to curb their addictions.

I have no problem helping someone, but I do have an issue of being taken for a ride. If it is a genuine validated request, then it is all good, but not if it is because of some ninkimpoop trying to scam me.

Unfortunately there are people out there who really needs help, but most of these posts are just a con. Reality. Makes one just ignore all of it rather. Sad but true.

My own situation is dire, so I just see it as charity starts at home. As a family we have a rule, that we can't give money, but we will supply a meal. This is what we can afford.

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 In Abbotsford they had to crack down on the 'homeless, hungry, have a job' scammers. From what I hear, some of them were living in hotels, making quite the pile of cash.

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I used to work in a homeless shelter so this subject is very close to my heart.

Granted there are more "pan handlers/scroungers" out here than genuine people, however who are we to decide who needs our help the most.

We don't know the ins or outs of another persons life yet some choose to look the other way.

I'm with,Pep anyone can have my last penny because homelessness can happen to anyone.

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I used to work in a homeless shelter so this subject is very close to my heart.

Granted there are more "pan handlers/scroungers" out here than genuine people, however who are we to decide who needs our help the most.

We don't know the ins or outs of another persons life yet some choose to look the other way.

I'm with,Pep anyone can have my last penny because homelessness can happen to anyone.

See that's the problem though brotha, I worked for a company that actually tested this theory and the homeless make a freaking fortune a day... they don't need our money.  

In short 3 people from management dressed up as homeless, and stood on 3 different corners in major intersections in Houston, combined they made little over 3k in just one days for maybe a few hours of standing around.

It came down to time of day, the sign you had and so forth. All money was donated to charity of course, but the point still stands that they make far more than we do per day then most of us make in a month.  Now I understand that's NOT all areas, but I am willing to bet these people make thousands a week, several of which are working together... 

I would love nothing more than to fund a massive neighborhood construction project with medical aid, and job placements and make it a homeless community, but that would cost billions and the honest truth is... no one gives a shit about the actual homeless.  They would rather bitch and cry over which celeberity is doing what... or whatever the latest craze is on the new.

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Haha I think you'll find I'm more a "Sista" than "Brotha".

I'm not into idle gossip and don't really give a toss what the stars or celebrities are up to. Call me a soft touch, but I only care for genuine people,theres nothing I would love more than opening up my own shelter for the homeless and the needy.

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Jackal, there have been several times that I have sat in a restaurant where I could look at the window at someone begging for money.  I don't see ANYONE giving money, as a general rule.
 

Having said that, I've noticed that when ONE person does, others will too....not the whole bunch of cars sitting at the red light....but 3-4

 

But I have observed people begging on corners several times over the course of a couple hours at a time....and seen very few people actually give them money.  I've thought about doing a social experiment myself, by having someone record how often people get money and if they get more when one person gives....etc.

 

IDK where they make their thousands a day for a few hours' work, but if it's true....I'm in ;)

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I also wondered were all this money comes from,but even if I could earn thousands I certainly wouldn't go begging for it. ( no offence to those who don't have a choice in the matter)

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