Originally Posted by RSS
Generally I prefer to give through organized charity or by volunteering my time and money at a local meals program. One such program in Berkeley is Hot Meals for the Hungry. Those attending are seated, and we serve them dinner restaurant style. There is often someone playing classical or jazz piano. Being Berkeley, we occasionally get a few people who are less than stable, but most people aren't that different from those of us serving them.
I would be more inclined to help (read: give a dollar or two) a homeless man/beggar out if he was entertaining (like telling me a joke or holding up a funny sign). He wins, I win, really don't see any problem here. And does every city major city have that program? how does one verify their homeless status to such organizations?
Originally Posted by acidboy
I've also encountered disabled beggars, usually the blind or crippled, being led by an otherwise healthy companion and I think wouldn't it be fucking better for the companion to just get a job and leave the disabled person in their place?
how could you be so heartless? *in autotune voice*
Originally Posted by CouttsClient
I think people like that about him
The homeless guy saying he wouldn't flip burgers because it is a monotonous job just cracks me up
the government calls homeless people "discouraged workers"
I think Charles Barkley has been made fun of by his famous friends because he yells at homeless people and tells them if they can ask for money they can ask people at McDonald's what they want to order. Absolutely refuses to give them $
I rarely give money but if someone tells me they're hungry and asks me for food I will go out of my way to get it for them.
that's going above and beyond and for that i commend you. what do you usually get? Mickey D's dollar menu?