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Old 02-29-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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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.
How about the kids who stand at traffic lights or in front of stores and beg for money for "their football team". Really, were's your coach, were's your parents. When I played football we did fundraisers, sell mugs with team logos. Not standing on the street like a bum begging for money.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh N. Hills / Houston-Clear Lake
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How about the kids who stand at traffic lights or in front of stores and beg for money for "their football team". Really, were's your coach, were's your parents. When I played football we did fundraisers, sell mugs with team logos. Not standing on the street like a bum begging for money.

Do it inner city style. Group of kids from the ghetto comes from the other side of 288, going door to door with a parent doing a sports fundraiser. They seem like nice kids w/ nice parents and well-groomed in their school uniforms. Except in reality it's all fake; they take the payments, dump the checks and keep the cash for themselves, figuring you will likely forget about it. Hit up all the white areas (apartments) there in the inner loop. Do it every semester since so many people are transient you'll have a new source of income every time. Start 'em out young.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Welcome to the state of hard knocks and responsibility.
Stop it. Most people are homeless due to mental disease.
Yeah, because God knows it's so much fun to be homeless!
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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How about the kids who stand at traffic lights or in front of stores and beg for money for "their football team". Really, were's your coach, were's your parents. When I played football we did fundraisers, sell mugs with team logos. Not standing on the street like a bum begging for money.
Really. Why does that bother you so much??????

People need to calm down, relax and take a freaking deep breathe.

It's not that serious!
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake Area
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How about the kids who stand at traffic lights or in front of stores and beg for money for "their football team". Really, were's your coach, were's your parents. When I played football we did fundraisers, sell mugs with team logos. Not standing on the street like a bum begging for money.
What's even worse, some preteen girls with a couple of adults were pre-selling car wash tickets outside Kroger one day. The deal was pay for a $5 ticket and come back the next Saturday for the car wash... the little ticket/business card had all the details. So I come back the next week at the correct time... no car wash anywhere. Scammed by a kindergartener!
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Houston
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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.
I don't even make that in two weeks take home. That would depress me if that were accurate and true. Not saying it isn't but not verified either
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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"I can't stand bums!". OMG...people here sound like a bunch of elitist snobs.
I do have to wonder why do Houstonians always act as if this is the only city infested with bums. It could be much worse.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Maybe you aren't bothered by bums in the suburbs but it gets to be a pain in the metro. We have transformed some low income neighborhoods, into nice mixed use residential spaces, generating tax $ for the city and profits for many small business owners. Does that make me a snob? If yes, then *********, stick to your burbs. We'll move the vagrants to your area and see how you like it. Am I glad I'm not homeless or mentally ill? Yes, but if you want/need help go get it. Thats not the point of this thread. I'm just sick of turning down beggars when I get gas, then another beggar when I get my cleaning, then another when I hit Specs, then another when I get a coffee. etc.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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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.
They usually aren't real churches - they are meeting in homes (if at all). Real churches get donations from members and visitors to the actual church.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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That's not the reason they're bums. There were bums before gentrification.
I think the poster probably meant that is why they are in midtown in the $500k lofts - because they were already there before the lofts.
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