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Old 06-05-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Scuba

That's scary, especially to a guy who drives an open Jeep! But I think with the ability to carry a concealed weapon in a car without a license may deter that kind of thing from happening nowadays.

And don't sell a clean 944 short, that was a great car!

Cheers! M2

 
Old 06-05-2008, 10:25 PM
 
Location: 78245
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Scuba

That's scary, especially to a guy who drives an open Jeep! But I think with the ability to carry a concealed weapon in a car without a license may deter that kind of thing from happening nowadays.

And don't sell a clean 944 short, that was a great car!

Cheers! M2

I agree about your vehicle, but boy, I would hate to go through that. I would probably figure out how to run the mother over!! I'll rep you for answering.
 
Old 06-06-2008, 01:31 PM
 
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Maybe your a small town person but I have been to portland,seattle, New Orleans, dallas and Houston just to name a few and they are much worse. i just returned from Chicago two weeks ago and you have multi million dollar high rise living complexes with them standing outside. It's a way of life.
 
Old 06-07-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: West Creek
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heck I know what youre talking about one time i went to subway on marback and 410 and then a guy with his hooker came over to me and said, hey man you drive a nice car how bout parting me with some money? I told him I worked my ass off for that car and now you want me to give you some of my hard earned sweat and tears not to mention the sunburns? he then goes come on man i just want to husle you 5 dollars I told him get a job.

He then pulls out a small butterfly knife and while doing that hes saying you dont want bad things to happen to you,(and he tries to show off his opening skills) by that time I had opend my glove box and pulled out my Glockky friend and had it pointed at thim. I told him I dont know, you ask me. he then drops, backs off and I actually made a citizens arrest just pointed the gun at him till the cop showed up and took him away. I got lucky though. I ended up dropping the charge because he did nothing wrong but he paid a fine i think.
 
Old 06-08-2008, 12:03 AM
 
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Interesting, and 'natch, controversial anti-panhandling ad used in Calgary, Alberta. May be offensive to some, but it definately makes you take notice:

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s247/theweirdone1971/calgarypanhandling.jpg (broken link)
 
Old 06-09-2008, 11:57 PM
 
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SAPD is starting to crack down on panhandlers. I am sooo happy! I am realtively young, but I remember 20 years ago being agog when I would see a panhandler. Now, it is normal and I don't even notice it anymore. I am sick and tired of seeing the "Family Stranded" signs being held by well-dressed middle class looking men. They aren't fooling me, but I guess they are fooling some people. I honestly saw that sign three times in one afternoon! The other day I was shopping around Bandera Pointe at Bandera and 1604, and I saw about 6 panhandlers. About an hour later I saw an unmarked police car give tickets to at least three of them. If you happen to get stopped at a light, watch the panhandlers who are just making their way to their corner. More often than not they look around very diligently to make sure there are no police officers. Hooray for unmarked police cars!
 
Old 06-10-2008, 12:01 AM
 
Location: southern california
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not sure bout san antonio but i know bout here.

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Old 06-10-2008, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Maybe your a small town person but I have been to portland,seattle, New Orleans, dallas and Houston just to name a few and they are much worse. i just returned from Chicago two weeks ago and you have multi million dollar high rise living complexes with them standing outside. It's a way of life.
Yep, there are a bunch of people asking for money in downtown Seattle. The reason being that Tacoma banned panhandling, along with a bunch of the suburbs. Seattle unfortunately makes an environment conducive to standing around downtown with a sign, so people go there.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 05:57 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I am sick and tired of seeing the "Family Stranded" signs being held by well-dressed middle class looking men. They aren't fooling me, but I guess they are fooling some people.
Something to think about: If you lost your job tomorrow and three months from now lost your home, car, and everything else, what would you wear "on the street?" Would you go to "Bums R Us" and buy some raggy clothes so you would "fit the part?"

I'm not saying that the individual(s) you speak of were or were not in need, but if you don't know the situation don't judge. If you don't want to give to "them," then contribute to some other organization that helps those in need. (I'm not saying you don't already...)



--Dim
 
Old 06-10-2008, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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What would I do? Go on unemployment while spending my time trying to find a job rather than stand around outside with a sign!
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