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Old 12-18-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Miami sometimes Australia
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San Francisco also has many Asian hobos.

In Asia, most hobos are entire families. I do recall seeing hobos in Hong Kong, many in fact, they sit on the corner, kneel down and beg for change. The ones in west just sleep in their own filth
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Australia
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^ You probably don't see Asian hobos in Australia because Asians who emigrate to other countries are usually well-off. Hobos don't emigrate because they can't. If you want to see homeless Asians, go to almost any Southeast Asian country. That's not a knock against Southeast Asia, it's the truth.
Yeah, I'm sure there are plenty of hobos in poor Asian countries. I was just wondering if there were as many hobos in wealthy Asian countries.

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Please visit Sydney. If you want to see Asian hobos you will have a frenzy here. Check out Grand Central and Town Hall Train Stations.
Hmm, I wonder why I never see Asian hobos in Perth. I've never been to Sydney and I have no plans in the future.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:18 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Yeah, I'm sure there are plenty of hobos in poor Asian countries. I was just wondering if there were as many hobos in wealthy Asian countries.



Hmm, I wonder why I never see Asian hobos in Perth. I've never been to Sydney and I have no plans in the future.
I actually don't see that many hobos in Perth full stop, especially nowadays. Most seem to be aboriginal if anything, rather than white.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Australia
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In the words of Lee Kuan Yew, "social security systems make people lazy". People are expected to work and earn enough money to take care of themselves into the old age, otherwise all they do would be relying on the government to hand out free food and cash, which is something the government would not like to see.
I can understand his point. A lot of people do abuse public assistance programs i.e. people choosing to have multiple children they cannot afford and prefer to live off welfare rather than getting a job and using birth control. Unemployed single mother on benefits who spends £2,000 on Christmas with 20 presents for each of her children | Mail Online

There is a difference between giving someone a hand UP and a hand out.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I can't recall seeing anyone that I would call a Hobo. One sees street children who might be homeless, and occasionally an adult who may be mentally incapacitated, but one has no way of knowing if they cared for by somebody or not. Drunks are just left to lie in the street until they sober up.

In a town in China I saw a dead child lying in the street, apparently hit by a car, who looked like he had been there for several hours at least, and everyone just ignored the body. No idea what happened afterwards.

In India, and probably other places, there are religious ascetics, dressed literally in a rag, very dirty, who are culturally accepted and even ride the bus free.

I can't recall anybody ever asking me for money in Asia, there probably were a few, but not enough that I remember.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Olympia, WA
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Hobos aren't Homeless people. 2 different categories you got going on here.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:04 AM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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In a town in China I saw a dead child lying in the street, apparently hit by a car, who looked like he had been there for several hours at least, and everyone just ignored the body.

No idea what happened afterwards.
Chinese van driver who killed 2-year-old girl in hit-and-run gets 3 1/2 year sentence* - NY Daily News

China is a very disturbing place on so many levels.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Hobos aren't Homeless people. 2 different categories you got going on here.
Wikipedia: A hobo is a migratory worker or homeless vagabond, especially one who is penniless. The term originated in the Western—probably Northwestern—United States during the last decade of the 19th century.[1] Unlike "tramps", who work only when they are forced to, and "bums", who do not work at all, "hobos" are workers who wander.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Australia
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Hobos aren't Homeless people. 2 different categories you got going on here.
Oh, you're right. My mistake!
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