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This picture saves me writing 10,000 words.

 

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"Jesus" must be the name of her dog.

 

I never thought of that. It's a good idea. Next dog I get I'm calling it Jesus Christ. Then when ever I call upon the lord in times of stress he'll come.

 

Should it be a black dog, or a white dog? :scratch:

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This picture saves me writing 10,000 words.

 

You know Chef, some people do that for a living, and make pretty good money doing it.

 

That's true, but then along comes one picture to undo many thousands of those words.

 

You were referring to theologians, right?

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You know we love you Chef, but when are you going to cheer up.....only when seeing the grandchildren I guess.... :)

 

You should complain of cheerlessness in others?

 

Besides I do enjoy irony.

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"Jesus" must be the name of her dog.

 

Which reminds me of the old joke ~

 

A burglar broke into a house one night. He shone his flashlight around, looking for valuables. When he picked up a CD player to place in his sack, a strange, disembodied voice echoed from the dark saying, “Jesus is watching you.”

 

He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked his flashlight off, and froze. When he heard nothing more after a bit, he shook his head, promised himself a vacation after the next big score, then clicked the light on and began searching for more valuables.

 

Just as he pulled the stereo out so he could disconnect the wires, clear as a bell he heard, “Jesus is watching you.” Freaked out, he shone his light around frantically, looking for the source of the voice.

 

Finally, in the corner of the room, his flashlight beam came to rest on a parrot perked on the top of a cage. “Did you say that?”, he hissed at the parrot.

 

“Yep,” the parrot confessed, then continued, “I’m just trying to warn you.”

 

The burglar relaxed. “Warn me, huh? Who in the world are you?”

 

“Moses,” replied the bird.

 

“Moses? What kind of weirdo would name a bird Moses?”

 

“The same weirdo who named the Rottweiler Jesus."

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This picture saves me writing 10,000 words.

 

faith.jpg

 

Sharon threw out Ozzy? :HaHa:

 

Saw a guy on one of the corners yesterday...couldn't have been more than 40 years old. He was holding a "Homeless Vietnam Vet, Please Help" sign.

 

Wanted to toss a calculator at him.

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I was thinking about doing the whole cardboard sign thing, except it would be the truth instead of something geared to get sympathy. I was considering wearing a suit and tie with a sign saying, "Need $8500 for new stereo speakers. Please help." I wonder if the shock value might yield more payoff than some worn out cliche like 'family in crisis'? :wicked:

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That's true, but then along comes one picture to undo many thousands of those words.

You were referring to theologians, right?

 

:grin: Naw. I really meant people that sit and hold signs up saying they are homeless.

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That's true, but then along comes one picture to undo many thousands of those words.

You were referring to theologians, right?

 

:grin: Naw. I really meant people that sit and hold signs up saying they are homeless.

 

You know I was wondering about that too. That's a pretty nice chair she has there. Seems like she could trade it for a nice cardboard box, maybe with a tarp thrown in. Then she wouldn't be homeless anymore.

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I like taking a close look at the homeless around here. I've seen several wearing jeans and shoes or boots that were clearly newer than mine.

 

One I saw arriving for his cardboard sign "shift"....I caught him in the act of hiding his mountain bike (it wasn't old, no duct tape, no odd parts) off the side of the road.

 

And there is a group of them who take turns holding the same cardboard sign. I even know where this group eats...they get stuff off the dollar menu at the Taco Bell down the street from "their" intersection all the time.

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I like taking a close look at the homeless around here. I've seen several wearing jeans and shoes or boots that were clearly newer than mine.

 

I agree WR. I lived in an area growing up where every time you got out the car in certain areas; people would come up asking for money etc. My step dad one time told a guy he would be happy to buy him some food. The man just walked away! That would be my moment of life where I realized there was more to it. Of course, later seeing it in full spectrum.

 

Also, I live close to a major city in the US now, and read about this stuff all the time. A local news station once did a documentary on it. One homeless guy would 'go to work at his corner', park his beamer down a block, then after his 'shift'; get back in his beamer and drive home to his luxurious house in the metro area.

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I like taking a close look at the homeless around here. I've seen several wearing jeans and shoes or boots that were clearly newer than mine.

 

One I saw arriving for his cardboard sign "shift"....I caught him in the act of hiding his mountain bike (it wasn't old, no duct tape, no odd parts) off the side of the road.

 

And there is a group of them who take turns holding the same cardboard sign. I even know where this group eats...they get stuff off the dollar menu at the Taco Bell down the street from "their" intersection all the time.

This is part of the problem with all the layoffs. There are lots of new beggars. They don't so much need it but it's a quick buck and since people are willing to toss them the money, well, why not? The problem is this creates a bit of a problem for those people that do need it. No one likes "scummy" people so they'd rather hand the money to the "clean" beggars. Well, they don't so much need it, like I said, so they're taking what little money that might have gone to the "legit" beggars for themselves. It's easy money. Around here these guys usually scamper away whenever a cop ventures into view (unlike the "real" beggars).

 

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I like taking a close look at the homeless around here. I've seen several wearing jeans and shoes or boots that were clearly newer than mine.

 

One I saw arriving for his cardboard sign "shift"....I caught him in the act of hiding his mountain bike (it wasn't old, no duct tape, no odd parts) off the side of the road.

 

And there is a group of them who take turns holding the same cardboard sign. I even know where this group eats...they get stuff off the dollar menu at the Taco Bell down the street from "their" intersection all the time.

This is part of the problem with all the layoffs. There are lots of new beggars. They don't so much need it but it's a quick buck and since people are willing to toss them the money, well, why not? The problem is this creates a bit of a problem for those people that do need it. No one likes "scummy" people so they'd rather hand the money to the "clean" beggars. Well, they don't so much need it, like I said, so they're taking what little money that might have gone to the "legit" beggars for themselves. It's easy money. Around here these guys usually scamper away whenever a cop ventures into view (unlike the "real" beggars).

 

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The Church makes good use of "clean" beggers. They are called priests, pastors, and ushers with collection plates.

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The Church makes good use of "clean" beggers. They are called priests, pastors, and ushers with collection plates.

Hah! True enough. But they're smart enough not to hang out in the median. I don't know how many times I could get away with "But he lept out right in front of my car with the crazy eyes speaking in gibberish" (especially if I got one of those little stamps with a picture of a priest with an "X" through it like on a cartoon for the side of my car).

 

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"Jesus" must be the name of her dog.

 

I never thought of that. It's a good idea. Next dog I get I'm calling it Jesus Christ. Then when ever I call upon the lord in times of stress he'll come.

 

Should it be a black dog, or a white dog? :scratch:

 

This reminds me of an old Bill Cosby routine. He said that when he was a kid, his dad swore much, that he thought his brother Russel's name was Dammit, and he thought his name was Jesus Christ.

 

One time Bill was outside, and it started raining. His father said Dammit! Get in the house. Bill answered But dad! I'm Jesus Christ!

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Yesterday going into the library, I was accosted by a young man that wanted to sell me one of his CDs for a couple of bucks. He had a stack of 10 or so sitting on the trash bin. I don't carry cash so I didn't have anything to give him. He looked rather desperate -- even though his clothes were nice. I decided to talk to him on the way out, but he was gone. It reminded me of being so poor I tried to sell Amway door to door. What a fucked time that was.

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This is part of the problem with all the layoffs. There are lots of new beggars. They don't so much need it but it's a quick buck and since people are willing to toss them the money, well, why not? The problem is this creates a bit of a problem for those people that do need it. No one likes "scummy" people so they'd rather hand the money to the "clean" beggars. Well, they don't so much need it, like I said, so they're taking what little money that might have gone to the "legit" beggars for themselves. It's easy money. Around here these guys usually scamper away whenever a cop ventures into view (unlike the "real" beggars).

 

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One thing that pisses me off though is whenever my mother sees a beggar on the street that's asking for money, she immediately starts complaining about how they're just going to use it for drugs, people are stupid for giving money to them, etc. It's not so much that she doesn't want to give that pisses me off but that she's hypocritical about it. Like she believes the bible is 100% the inerrant and literal word of God. Jesus said to give to the poor, period, no buts or ifs. He didn't say give when you feel like it or make judgments about people when you give but to give. Yet she acts like all beggars are the same and there are none that truly do need help and it just annoys me when she cherry picks the bible like this. Like there's this one lady that goes to church that lives off of food stamps and my mother will pretend to be all nice and friendly to her face. Then when the lady asks my mother if she has some money, my mother turns around and complains about how she's just going to use it for cigarettes behind her back. Doesn't the bible say Christians are supposed to be cheerful givers? It's not that she complains that annoys me. I just wish she would either give or not give but don't make excuses when you can't follow Jesus literally word for word all the time. If you're going to cherry pick Jesus, don't claim to be doing otherwise.
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