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(AP)   Homeless man's website helps him get by. In other news, even in this economy, a homeless man has a website   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 66
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2009-03-07 06:10:58 PM
Got nothing to do with the economy, dude; this is America.
 
2009-03-07 06:11:02 PM
cool
 
2009-03-07 06:13:48 PM
Cool. I'm damn near homeless and I have multiple web sites.

Obviously none of them are making me any money, but what the hell, it's fun.
 
2009-03-07 06:14:15 PM
I sure as hell ain't pimping that bum.
 
2009-03-07 06:14:17 PM
So at least he's not homepageless.
 
2009-03-07 06:15:15 PM
Look what it did for Drew!
 
2009-03-07 06:16:38 PM
There is a homeless guy that hangs out in the computer lab at my school that runs a couple of web sites, I don't see what the big deal is.
 
2009-03-07 06:18:33 PM
It's Geocities, isn't it?
 
2009-03-07 06:19:19 PM
That's got to make for some depressing Facebook status updates...
 
2009-03-07 06:24:02 PM
fusillade762: That's got to make for some depressing Facebook status updates...

mood = homeless.
 
2009-03-07 06:24:09 PM
fusillade762: That's got to make for some depressing Facebook status updates...

Tim is counting cans freezing my ass off LOL
 
2009-03-07 06:26:34 PM
fusillade762: That's got to make for some depressing Facebook status updates...

Mr. Bum is GOD I'M SO HUNGRY.

Mr. Bum wants a dollar for food.

Mr. Bum is Millennium Hand and Shrimp. Buggrit.

Mr. Bum found a moldy fudgesicle. MMMMM!

Mr. Bum is eating a sandwich that's hardly gone green yet.

Mr. Bum is being raped by the crazy guy who lives under the I-57 bridge.
 
2009-03-07 06:28:31 PM
doglover: Mr. Bum found a moldy fudgesicle. MMMMM!

But... it's made of sugar? How are you getting mold on sugar?
 
2009-03-07 06:30:52 PM
Crapping in a jar, BRB.
 
2009-03-07 06:32:30 PM
If he wants to climb up out of the gutter, first step is a haircut, a shave---and a bath.

After that, some clean clothes, and some servicable shoes.

Next, push the lawnmower all day and every day whether you want to or not, and at the end of the day you will have money in your pocket---but you will also learn: You may not ever come to love the lawnmower, but you will never starve.

In a codependent situation, the enabler bears 90% of the blame. The suckers who give money to this bastard are the ones who are hurting him most.
 
2009-03-07 06:35:21 PM
FTFA:"But Edwards says he roared with laughter when Sean Dolan nervously approached him with the idea of the Web site and the proposed name. It was a night in early February when he and several other homeless men were gathered beneath an underpass, "getting drunk like we always do.""

Gee..... I wonder why this piece of shiat is homeless still?
Can I really donate money to this asshole?
 
2009-03-07 06:36:08 PM
Ok before looking at TFA, I'm going to guess San Francisco...
 
2009-03-07 06:36:56 PM
*shakes tiny fist
 
2009-03-07 06:41:20 PM
Drew?
 
2009-03-07 06:42:10 PM
Well, according to the article, the idea for the site came from a man and his son, not the bum. They approached this guy randomly, who they found (bum's quote) "Gettkng drunk, like we always do."

Verdict: F*ck that guy if he thinks I'm giving him a dime.
 
2009-03-07 06:42:38 PM
I thought that the bum with the "I'll Code HTML for food" was the bum with the website. F*ck this bum, he's an alcoholic loser.
 
2009-03-07 06:46:53 PM
heh, I've seen that guy before. My friends used to live 20 minutes south on 6. Technically, I think that's Katy not Houston, but I may be wrong.

/ spent about a month living out of his car at age 19
 
2009-03-07 06:48:00 PM
Meanwhile...

latimesblogs.latimes.com
 
2009-03-07 06:49:47 PM
LOGICAL_PSYCHO: Gee..... I wonder why this piece of shiat is homeless still?
Can I really donate money to this asshole?


Don't underestimate the joy of getting drunk under a bridge.
 
2009-03-07 06:51:04 PM
LOGICAL_PSYCHO: Gee..... I wonder why this piece of shiat is homeless still?

With an attitude like your's, who can blame him?
 
2009-03-07 06:54:20 PM
I guess this project works best with a homeless person who's not schizophrenic. They can probably help Tim.
 
2009-03-07 06:55:58 PM
olddinosaur: If he wants to climb up out of the gutter, first step is a haircut, a shave---and a bath.

After that, some clean clothes, and some servicable shoes.

Next, push the lawnmower all day and every day whether you want to or not, and at the end of the day you will have money in your pocket---but you will also learn: You may not ever come to love the lawnmower, but you will never starve.

In a codependent situation, the enabler bears 90% of the blame. The suckers who give money to this bastard are the ones who are hurting him most.


---------------------

Yes as a one time homeless person I can tell you the surest way to keep that panhandler stuck on that street corner looking awful is to give him change , might as well nail his feet to the side walk .. it is only logical for him .

Spend money on cleaning myself up buying clean cloths traveling to a job interview and " gamble" on that I might get a job that will pay I two weeks. ( what do I eat in that time?)

Or stand here dirty and stinky looking like a hung dog where I "will" get twenty bucks in change a day, minimum.

It's your choice if you don't like people being homeless bums . Stop paying them to be homeless bums .

/ I never resorted to begging
// buddy can you spare a slash
 
2009-03-07 06:59:47 PM
iron_city_ap: Don't underestimate the joy of getting drunk under a bridge.

Aaaahaahaaahahahahahahaaaa!

*GASP*

Aaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaa!!!!

www.pumastudios.nl

/seriously, pass the screen wipes.
 
2009-03-07 06:59:55 PM
iron_city_ap: Don't underestimate the joy of getting drunk under a bridge.

This. I'm drinking my conscious emotional pain into oblivion, right now. Oh, and I'm under a bridge. With a smartphone.
 
2009-03-07 07:01:04 PM
angstycoder: heh, I've seen that guy before. My friends used to live 20 minutes south on 6. Technically, I think that's Katy not Houston, but I may be wrong.

/ spent about a month living out of his car at age 19


You lived with a bum in his car and server?
 
2009-03-07 07:02:36 PM
WhyteRaven74: LOGICAL_PSYCHO: Gee..... I wonder why this piece of shiat is homeless still?

With an attitude like your's, who can blame him?


Oh yes, I am sure the opinion of some random guy on the internet is the cause of his drinking and failing to try to better himself.
Are you an idiot in real life or do you just play one on the internet?
 
2009-03-07 07:04:44 PM
Used to be all a man needed to get by was a can full of beans and a pocket full of dreams. Ah, the romantic days of yore.
 
2009-03-07 07:16:16 PM
LOGICAL_PSYCHO: WhyteRaven74: LOGICAL_PSYCHO: Gee..... I wonder why this piece of shiat is homeless still?

With an attitude like your's, who can blame him?

Oh yes, I am sure the opinion of some random guy on the internet is the cause of his drinking and failing to try to better himself.
Are you an idiot in real life or do you just play one on the internet?


cue the "oh, snap!" guy
 
2009-03-07 07:26:19 PM
i made 11 cents off my website yesterday. i was making way more with google but they banninated me because they claimed i was scamming them... they took nearly $300 back from my account. bastards.
 
2009-03-07 07:27:25 PM
Stay Cool Babylon: iron_city_ap: Don't underestimate the joy of getting drunk under a bridge.

This. I'm drinking my conscious emotional pain into oblivion, right now. Oh, and I'm under a bridge. With a smartphone.


Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
 
2009-03-07 07:29:07 PM
Immediately after posting that I got TWO AT&T splash ads. Spooky...
 
2009-03-07 07:33:32 PM
Well, you know, Shatner's corollary to Warhol's statement says, "In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes, and have a Web site."

/yes, THAT Shatner
 
2009-03-07 07:36:52 PM
http://www.farestart.com/

Much better place for Tim. I do yearly charity benefits for them where I work. They take homeless people and teach them how to cook in a resteraunt. I believe 6 months later, after the program, 90% of them are working.
 
2009-03-07 07:42:37 PM
My local library has many, many computers. And decent wifi you need a card to access.

Guess who uses the computers?

Well, a few of my broke friends, and people passing through or visiting town, and my coworker before he broke down and finally did get a laptop so he could keep up with the sports news, but the other half is usually the homeless folk.

About 30% of the ones I run across town are great people who've had really crappy luck, and one still keeps in touch. The others are a combination of lazy and a bit mentally gone.

I wouldn't be surprised if at least one of them didn't have a blog up.

bullock.: http://www.farestart.com/

Much better place for Tim. I do yearly charity benefits for them where I work. They take homeless people and teach them how to cook in a resteraunt. I believe 6 months later, after the program, 90% of them are working.


That program looks awesome.
 
2009-03-07 07:44:47 PM
If you've abandoned your sense of dignity, beg for a living, and sleep on the street, that deserves a little spare change- when I can afford it- in my opinion. I don't know how they got there or the details of their lives, or if the money ultimately does any good or harm. I offer the small amount of money because they have asked, and because I don't mind parting with it.

If you have decided that he's just some f'in lazy bum, then you don't have to give him any change or support. Just don't spit vitriol at him, like I have witnessed far too many times, because that sort of behavior is just pathetic. To kick someone while they're down is the lowest of the low. Keep your opinion, and your money to yourself and just leave them the hell alone.

If this dude has a website, so much the better for him. Kudos for the modern innovation on being a bum.
 
2009-03-07 08:08:54 PM
Well, at least it's something different...

I've been homeless before. I have to admit I had it a hell of a lot better than most of the homeless folks you see out there, but that's most definitely not due to any charity. When I was homeless, I worked my ass off to make sure I had food and shelter without having to beg for it.

I used to live in a coastal town where almost all of the businesses closed at the end of the summer season. That stretch of coastline went from 8 Food Lion grocery stores to ONE for the entire winter. Every single fast food joint and around 90% of the sit-down restaurants closed their doors. If you lived in the area (and didn't own your own business), the only way to survive the winter was to work multiple jobs all summer until you were laid off, and hope to save enough money to pay your bills until the season started up again.

Well, two of the places I worked for went out of business one year at the beginning of July, and the third was a part-time job with no room to bring me up to full-time. Nobody was hiring, so around 80 people lost at least one of their jobs in the middle of the season (and at least 20 of them were working at both places like me, so they lost 2 jobs).

3 friends and I decided that, since we wouldn't be able to afford rent and bills all winter, we'd deliberately "go homeless." We dropped what little money we had in the bank, loaded our backpacks with a blanket, a knife, and a few pots and pans, and lived off the land for several months. We slept on the beach and lived off fish, rabbit, and edible plants. We even found a stand of Yucca to use for soap, so we smelled better than most of the folks sitting around all winter.

After doing this from the end of September to the beginning of May, I'd lost ALL excess body fat, was in the best shape of my life, and was perfectly healthy. I did this in a semi-urban area, without straying onto wildlife preserves, and without stealing or begging. In fact, we had so much food that we ended up selling some of it off so we could have a few cold beers once a week. We did so well, in fact, that we did the same thing the very next year, and I lived for a summer in the mountains in the exact same way (though a bit smellier, as I had no Yucca stand that time around).

Yes, it would be extremely difficult to do this in, say, NYC. However, nothing is preventing a homeless person from walking somewhere else. They're homeless, it's not like they're tied to some particular location, eh? The fact of the matter is, there's almost always a way out, it's just that so many people are too lazy to actually work for it.

There are so many different ways out of homelessness, and so many different ways to live effectively as a homeless person, that I have little pity for someone standing on a street corner begging for money. Since that winter, I have given money to two homeless people, both of whom impressed me with either cleverness or blunt honesty.
 
2009-03-07 08:15:44 PM
Ikahoshi: Just don't spit vitriol at him, like I have witnessed far too many times, because that sort of behavior is just pathetic.

Also, THIS.

Back when I did my homeless stint, I had people showering me in vitriol (I love that word) even though I wasn't asking for anything. Hell, I actually had someone screaming and yelling at us for fishing on a public beach and cooking our catch over an open fire (which WAS legal, on that beach). He called the cops on us, and almost got himself arrested for assaulting an officer when the cop told him he weren't breaking the law (he shoved the cop, so he should have been arrested).

No reason to vent your bile against someone just because you don't agree with them. As I said, I have very little pity for homeless beggars, but I also don't waste my time telling them that. Quite often, we would share our catch with other homeless folks, who were quite happy to get a good bluefish steak for free.
 
2009-03-07 08:28:37 PM
Well! Welcome to the freakin' crowd, "magic_button!"

Whaddaya want, a medal or a chest to pin it on?

I have been homeless five times in my 61 years, and every time it has happened, I had been smoking too much of this, eating too many of those kind of pills, plus drinking waaaaaaaaaaay too much of that and the other thing, all while setting on my ass and feeling sorry for myself for whatever reason seemed good at the time, while of course working as little as possible or not at all.

Every time it happened I would mope around for a while, then buckle down and get back to work, lay back some money and get myself in order.

To an extent economics, the environment, and the feast-and-famine nature of the petroleum industry played a role, but in the end it all boils down to it all being my own damn fault for not having planned better.

Right this instant I have been thrown out of my home and into the street, and forced to demolish a dilapidated house which was a crummy dump but it kept the rain out, and promised a $50,000 HUD mortgage and $7000 in relocation fees---of which I have seen not one red cent. Failing that, they would have fined me $500 per day and thrown me in jail for living in my own home, welcome to Communist America!

So technically speaking I am homeless right now, except I saw this one coming long in advance and found myself a good place to hide, where I have been for the last 635 days more or less.

I figure I will be out from under this mess in about one more year, but I don't see any reason to cry in my Heineken in the mean time; I fuct up and I have to pay the price.

But I will live---not only because I am clever and I am strong, but also because I am smart enough to trust no one but myself, and not wait around for other people to pull my chestnuts out of the fire for me.

It's called responsibility, try it some time.
 
2009-03-07 08:31:32 PM
 
2009-03-07 08:49:52 PM
Pffft!

Homeless is better off than most.

His property value hasn't dropped a penny!
 
2009-03-07 09:09:20 PM
syphilis

First off, that clears up with a shot, you know? Secondly, is that pic staged? I steal images shamelessly, as you may know, but that one is farking stellar. I'd just like to know if it is genuine.
 
2009-03-07 09:16:42 PM
Epsilon: Cool. I'm damn near homeless and I have multiple web sites.

Obviously none of them are making me any money, but what the hell, it's fun.


bibble.org
 
2009-03-07 09:26:43 PM
olddinosaur: Well! Welcome to the freakin' crowd, "magic_button!"

Whaddaya want, a medal or a chest to pin it on?


Well Pffft

I have been around fark for awhile , angry about the penis much or are you having a ball-sack conundrum. Ms Snigglesworth Slap-bottom

Don't bother looking at the creation date of my fark handle .. I have had a few "time-outs " in my days .. one should be ending this year .

Any way was one time people were SHOCKED Shocked I say , to be sharing a forum with someone who had spent time in prison ,
( provincial stuff don't worry )

And my take on the situation .. You want help the Homeless .. Give to the United Way , Crippled Civilians / Goodwill , Jewish Vocational Services , and there is another Jewish charity that I can't remember. St Vincent Services

Don't give to the Starvation Army .. they are the scum of the earth and have the same relation with the homeless as a Pimp has with his Ho ... in Toronto anyway

Screw your Medal ... I want a pony

/ if things go bad you can eat a pony
// and I will never go hungry again
///
 
2009-03-07 10:08:27 PM
the poor and homeless patronizing the soup kitchen Michelle Obama volunteered at have cell phone cameras:

cache.daylife.com
 
2009-03-07 10:43:31 PM
There are times I've seen when, without help, people are certain to die. It's at that time that I decide maybe a little food or change is warranted.

Sometimes people's brains don't even function right to the point where they will die and they don't care. I don't know how anyone cannot feel sympathy for people like that. You can't save the world and cry for everyone, but I would expect any decent human being to at least try to take notice of others in a life-threatening situation during the course of their personal lives and help accordingly.

/just my .02
 
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