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Old 02-28-2012, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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when you knock down their homes and replace them with $500K lofts, what do you expect?
That's not the reason they're bums. There were bums before gentrification.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:03 PM
 
Location: IAH
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Have you met the one who always cries about not having enough gas money to get to the hospital to see his baby??? I told him "Dude your wife has been in labor for like a year now". lol
I've heard that one in four cities so far.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:49 AM
 
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I agree we should never lower our windows to give money or anything to these people. Not only because it's really not helping the person, but it's a safety issue - you may be more vulnerable for a carjacking, etc. If they want your help, go and donate to the many charitable organizations that cater to homeless.

A friend of a friend is a psychiatrist and a few years ago told me that working on the Pacific NorthWest with many homeless people...they make over $900 a week! That's very good money, tax free.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh N. Hills / Houston-Clear Lake
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Boy these bums **** me off. You cant go to any retail merchant without some dude following you and/or asking you for some change etc. Its not just one place. Gas station, Pharmacy, wing place, bank, etc. I'm sick of them. We should be able to taser them.

I ran my errands and was asked at each place for some $$$.

Someone needs tell all the gullible, post college d-bags there to #1 grow a pair, and #2 stop giving their parents' money to idiots with a fake sob story. Once those issues are taken care of, watch your problem disappear.

The most irritating being approached by a "bum" who looks stronger and healthier than you.

Really though, Midtown- what do you expect? This has been a very longstanding problem.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Eastend
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The most annoying thing for me is I am a female and your a male. Sorry, but you have the nerve to stand at my window LATE at night when im driving home from WORK and ask me for money. LOL.
#1 your and man dont ask a female for money no matter what!!
#2 its late and very dangerous for me to even put myself in a situation of rolling down window and talking to you.
come on have some respect and common courtesy. Its always the same guy, same intersection same time everynite. SOOOO annoying. Oh yeah he smoking cigs and drinking a "beverage".LOL
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake Area
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How about the church panhandlers. Seen them numerous times in Clear Lake... usually teams of four carrying coffee cans working all four directions of traffic at major intersections. No, I'm not going to give you money to build a 300 ft tall cross or buy your pastor another $1000 suit.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh N. Hills / Houston-Clear Lake
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How about the church panhandlers. Seen them numerous times in Clear Lake... usually teams of four carrying coffee cans working all four directions of traffic at major intersections. No, I'm not going to give you money to build a 300 ft tall cross or buy your pastor another $1000 suit.
I haven't seen those guys in awhile. The operation never seems legit to me; you never can tell where that money is going to.

Lately I have seen more beggars with signs on the intersections at I-45.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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when you knock down their homes and replace them with $500K lofts, what do you expect?
and I put the pipe to their lips as well...
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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"I can't stand bums!". OMG...people here sound like a bunch of elitist snobs.
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Katy TX
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"I can't stand bums!". OMG...people here sound like a bunch of elitist snobs.
Welcome to the state of hard knocks and responsibility.
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