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[–] ilovepussy 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Fuck this guy and his righteous indignation. No I don't give beggars money, and it's not because it's "for their own good." I don't give them money because I HAVE been in "their" situation in my life, and I worked my way out, without begging from strangers. There is day labor, there are food shelters, and soup kitchens, there is even donating plasma for cash. Begging is lazy, and begets laziness. To top it off, a certain percentage are not homeless, or broke, but put on grungy clothes and collect handouts just for the free money. Fuck that. Go work for it like I did.

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[–] ReverantRevenant 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I don't give them money because I don't believe they are that hard up. If you arrive at the right time to where they panhandle you might be surprised when they get into a nicer car than you have and drive off in it after their panhandling shift is over.

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[–] NoisyCricket 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Exactly. I don't give because I know they fall into one of the following categories:

  1. Conman. Doesn't need money. Is lazy. Refuses to work.

  2. Is drug user and incapable of working. Will only use money for drugs.

  3. Is mentally ill and is incapible of working and is unlikely to use the money for food or shelter. See #2 for potential self-medicating efforts.

  4. It's a guy who's down on his luck and generally doesn't need my help in the first place. Organziations exist to assist in most cases.

In all cases, it doesn't make sense to to give to these guys.

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[–] cuello_rojo [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

TL;DR - Liberal thinks panhandlers feeeeeel shame asking for money so he gives it to them. "After all, begging for money must be incredibly draining given the contempt with which this culture views people who are poor and struggling " Also, because RACISM. Have to get that in, of course.

Another case of fantasy - anyone who actually knows any of these people knows most of them don't understand the idea of shame.

(Full Disclosure: I give them money anyway - and tell them to buy a couple of beers. Because I know that's exactly what they'll do with it mainly because they're bored shitless with nothing to do)

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[–] i_scream_trucks 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yeah it is. Happy to and have handed out free food given to me as I'm far more likely to ditch a stack of free sandwiches in favour of a mcdonalds run after work but giving them money is a stupid idea. If you think they're all innocent and downtrodden you might just be a liberal.

I'm not sure how you figure 'Give us ya facken change cunt' is a sign of guilt or remorse...

Melbourne niggerfaggots - Bourke St between Spring and Russel st, left hand side of road when back to Parliament house. Cracktard with the dog. She's been holding the same fucking 'I'm a victim of domestic abuse' sign while spacing in and out of a crack induced haze for 5 years. Her kids, if she had them at all, would have long been removed by any good dad who hates heroin.

That fat unwashed bearded cunt that sits on Bourke and Lonsdale outside 7-11? Yeah he gets in fistfights twice a week with dealers because they won't just give it to him. And oh my God you should see the din when his dealer gets done in front of him. Fat fuck trying to take down cops for the drugs they're confiscating from someone else. When he is high his fat ass is asleep. When he is not high his fat ass is violent. Meanwhile the cops flat out fucking ignore auntie abo openly smoking ice on corner of flinders lane and Elizabeth while her nigger nephew deals the shit in view of cops. They literally shake their heads and keep walking past those two useless cunts.

They're your innocent fucking homeless.

Meanwhile just like genuine sexual assault and harassment victims... genuine good people or victims in a bad place but the ability and drive to fix their shit cant get any help because of the absolute bottom dwelling fucking scum you're getting the feels over.

I think just let a nice new batch of superheroin from north Korea should magically make it's way past customs deal with the whole fucking lot of them in one go. Only got so many ambulance and fire brigade crews on hand for ODs.

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[–] SmokeyMeadow 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I snub panhandlers because I dislike subsidizing the life mistakes of others.

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[–] AndrewBlazeIt 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Panhandling is time that could be spent looking for a job.

Short of "Can you spare a few bucks for gas/bus fare/a payphone?" if you're panhandling, you're wasting everyone's time. Including your own.

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[–] cyclops1771 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I morally judge you for morally judging, because morally judging (by YOU) is WRONG!

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[–] KosherHiveKicker 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Call them a cab, and pay for it to take them to a local homeless shelter.

That is the safest $30 bucks you could spend on them.