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2009-11-26 01:41:56 PM
She is fat therefore anything she may do is irrelevant.
 
2009-11-26 01:43:17 PM
"Hero" tag is sleeping on the couch from tryptophan poisoning
 
2009-11-26 01:44:05 PM
She's cute... I would've done her when I was 13.

/huh?
 
2009-11-26 01:45:43 PM
solo89: She's cute... I would've done her when I was 13.

/huh?


Hell I would have done her when I was 23
 
2009-11-26 01:51:39 PM
Homeless people want food? I guess work is out of he question...
 
2009-11-26 01:53:34 PM
How long before the ACLU shuts this down since it is a church group feeding the homeless on state property.
 
2009-11-26 01:55:28 PM
Did the kid suggest they get jobs?
 
2009-11-26 01:55:54 PM
UNHbeta19: solo89: She's cute... I would've done her when I was 13.

/huh?

Hell I would have done her when I was 23


Hell, I'd do her now at 34.


/i can haz seat right over there?
 
2009-11-26 01:56:38 PM
DmGdDawg: Homeless people want food? I guess work is out of he question...

Yup. Jobs are easy to come by, all one needs to do is apply. Hell, I'll even venture to say this is the best economy EVER.
 
2009-11-26 02:01:00 PM
frostcrow: She is fat therefore anything she may do is irrelevant.

sanders-world.com
 
2009-11-26 02:01:01 PM
I applaud that family for doing something other than kibitzing and whining about the homeless getting a job. That's not always possible, douchebags.
 
2009-11-26 02:01:10 PM
lordaction: How long before the ACLU shuts this down since it is a church group feeding the homeless on state property.

Such acts of altruism shall not be tolerated!.
 
2009-11-26 02:02:18 PM
Yes, employers are falling over themselves to employ homeless folk with mental health problems whose main activity is masturbating furiously in the bushes all day.
 
2009-11-26 02:02:31 PM
nirwana:
Yup. Jobs are easy to come by, all one needs to do is apply. Hell, I'll even venture to say this is the best economy EVER.


I know, every day on my way to work I'm offered at least 3 or 4 jobs. I'm working out of my field because I want to. It certainly has nothing to do with the many people with much more experience who are also looking for jobs.

Good for this girl, but it's kind of like feeding those stray kittens that hang around the house. You parents are going to have take care of them when you get bored or go off to college.

But 13-year olds are allowed to be idealistic, even the kinda cute ones.
 
2009-11-26 02:04:01 PM
Suede head: Yes, employers are falling over themselves to employ homeless folk with mental health problems whose main activity is masturbating furiously in the bushes all day.

That's not true, some of the masturbate behind churches, and not always furiously.
 
2009-11-26 02:06:03 PM
nirwana: DmGdDawg: Homeless people want food? I guess work is out of he question...

Yup. Jobs are easy to come by, all one needs to do is apply. Hell, I'll even venture to say this is the best economy EVER.


But how many have even tried?
Complain about the economy all you want, but the simple fact is that the vast majority of people have jobs, even when the recession was at its peak.
Sure, there will always be people who can't (for various reasons) get work. But there are plenty of jobs available for the rest of us. They may not be glamorous or fun or pay well or be in a convenient location, but they're out there.
 
2009-11-26 02:07:59 PM
Is it just me or is the sign redundant?
 
2009-11-26 02:10:21 PM
They recognize the fact that some are homeless by choice. That's good, and the fact that they still want to do this thing regardless, is a pretty good testament to their level of compassion.

I'd support it, and volunteer if it were local.. not a penny to anyone but the homeless, that's awesome! Money sent there looks well spent to me. Kudos to those that go this route.
 
2009-11-26 02:10:50 PM
snowman44: Is it just me or is the sign redundant?

Very.
 
2009-11-26 02:13:23 PM
They became homeless. They knew what they were getting into. I say let them starve.
 
2009-11-26 02:16:43 PM
Perducci: Complain about the economy all you want, but the simple fact is that the vast majority of people have jobs, even when the recession was at its peak.

As miserable an existance as it would be, if a guy shaved off his beard, grabbed some fresh clothes from the thrift store, and beat feet to every fast food joint, wal*mart, and general contractor in town, he'd probably get a job.

The problem is that his crack habit wouldn't let him keep that job.
 
2009-11-26 02:18:24 PM
"When I feed the poor they call me a saint, but when I ask why the poor are hungry, they call me a communist." - Dom Helder Camara
 
2009-11-26 02:19:24 PM
Jesus... What a bunch of lousy comments. The young girl should be commended for what she does, and you guys should be clicking the "PayPal" button on her website and sending her $20 bucks. You'll actually feel good about yourself, realizing that most of you are about one paycheck away from needing help yourself.
 
2009-11-26 02:25:28 PM
Well, no wonder the food's being givan away for free, because its SOCIALEST FOOD!!!1

/apologies. rusty troll is rusty.
 
2009-11-26 02:27:35 PM
krupintupple: Well, no wonder the food's being givan away for free, because its SOCIALEST FOOD!!!1

/apologies. rusty troll is rusty.


Why do I feel the teabaggers are gonna head her way?.
 
2009-11-26 02:28:12 PM
Good for them, that's hard work. I'm an atheist but I don't begrudge churchy people doing this stuff on public land (as long as they don't make the recipients pray in order to get a meal).

I did the soup kitchen thing once ... never again though, not at that same place anyway. The kitchen was tiny with people running everywhere with giant pots of boiling ingredients and sharp knives. College kids arrived late in the meal prep and did hardly anything just to get a free meal and said they volunteered. The people who showed up for the meal were largely middle-aged guys with Olde West mustaches and hats. Or young punk families with fat moms and dyed hair on both parents.

This led me to question why all these stylin' people and chunky women really needed a free meal to begin with ... and if they were competent enough to style themselves, and could afford their accoutrements, aren't they competent enough to hold a friggin' job of some sort? Maybe some of them had jobs already and were just taking advantage of the free meal?

\liberal who prefers to pay taxes and give to charity so compassionate types can deal with this stuff
 
2009-11-26 02:32:44 PM
7th Son of a 7th Son: UNHbeta19: solo89: She's cute... I would've done her when I was 13.

/huh?

Hell I would have done her when I was 23

Hell, I'd do her now at 34.


/i can haz seat right over there?


www.grayflannelsuit.net
Yes, yes you can.
 
2009-11-26 02:34:43 PM
Only on Sundays? Doesn't she realize that these people are hungry all seven days of the week? Selfish biatch.
 
2009-11-26 02:36:19 PM
He said he realizes some are homeless because they want to be. "But we are not here to judge; we are here solely to serve one meal to someone who feels they need that meal," he said. "This is what God wants me to do."

Finally, Christians who get it!
 
2009-11-26 02:37:20 PM
Did the kid teach them to fish?

/Didn't RTFA
 
2009-11-26 02:39:22 PM
Perducci: But how many have even tried?

Underwear Goes Inside the Pants. You need to listen to the last verse.

If you don't want to do that follow these simple instructions:

1. Lose everything you've ever had.
2. Live outside (I'd like to give you a time limit but there simply isn't one once you're living on the streets)
3. Wear the same clothes every day and have your confidence shot by the fact you're relying on other people for everything.
4. Be subject to any one of the number of abuses available.
5. Now go get a job, keeping in mind you're probably still in posession of the same underwear you had when you first became homeless..You may not be wearing them, but you'll have them on your person somewhere, possibly as a hanky.
 
2009-11-26 02:39:30 PM
Where I live there are a few jobs, minimum wage, where every job opening has hundreds of people applying. You have to be available to work 24/7, so no second job is possible. If you are over 25 forget applying, they only want the youngest. Rents start at $500 for a rat hole, and if you are lucky to get the job, that's $7.25 an hour at 20 hours a week, so about $140 a week, minus taxes that's about $100 a week. Good luck living on $400 a month. That's why a lot of people live in homeless shelters and have jobs, about 80% of the homeless have jobs where I live.
 
2009-11-26 02:41:02 PM
siromega: He said he realizes some are homeless because they want to be. "But we are not here to judge; we are here solely to serve one meal to someone who feels they need that meal," he said. "This is what God wants me to do."

Finally, Christians who get it!


Can we move the spotlight to them?.
 
2009-11-26 02:54:44 PM
Union investigations to follow.
 
TBC
2009-11-26 03:02:29 PM
Whatever, haters. Good for these people.

Personally, I'm getting v. close to being homeless. Though I usually work 2-3 jobs at a time, I was injured in an accident in September. Since then, after jumping through loads of hoops, I've been able to get on disability ($388 every two weeks) and food stamps, but thanks to bills needing to be paid, I may well be evicted soon. I've been trying to sell things that I've made (and not Regretsy-grade stuff, either) and some vinyl I have on hand, but the dent it makes is minimal. Training for a new job, and a good one, but it takes time (commission-only), and with all the doctor visits, well, life is hard. In the meantime, disability and food stamps help, but they don't cover what needs to be covered. Kick. Replies. Waaaaaaah.

In any case, I applaud these people. Judging people without knowing their story is a prime characteristic of a Class A Douchebag.

/yes, I'm suing due to the accident
//case can't even be filed until treatment is complete
///probably need surgery to fix it
////slashies are free
 
2009-11-26 03:14:57 PM
TBC: Personally, I'm getting v. close to being homeless.

Find some roommates and get a tiny apt in the ghetto? Dunno, man, that sucks.
 
2009-11-26 03:21:53 PM
TBC:
Personally, I'm getting v. close to being homeless.


You have my sympathies. Honestly, you do. I hope things work out, somehow.

You are kind of jumping into a pit of trolls, naked and covered in troll menstruation hormones, though.

/Major kudos to the girl and her family in TFA. If I had any money, I'd donate
//tough times here, too. Bloody cars and their repair bills
 
2009-11-26 03:28:28 PM
MorphOSX: I applaud that family for doing something other than kibitzing and whining about the homeless getting a job. That's not always possible, douchebags.

That won't stop me from whining about the assholes that choose to be homeless because they're too lazy to work.
 
2009-11-26 03:28:29 PM
Egalitarian: Good for them, that's hard work. I'm an atheist but I don't begrudge churchy people doing this stuff on public land (as long as they don't make the recipients pray in order to get a meal).

I did the soup kitchen thing once ... never again though, not at that same place anyway. The kitchen was tiny with people running everywhere with giant pots of boiling ingredients and sharp knives. College kids arrived late in the meal prep and did hardly anything just to get a free meal and said they volunteered. The people who showed up for the meal were largely middle-aged guys with Olde West mustaches and hats. Or young punk families with fat moms and dyed hair on both parents.

This led me to question why all these stylin' people and chunky women really needed a free meal to begin with ... and if they were competent enough to style themselves, and could afford their accoutrements, aren't they competent enough to hold a friggin' job of some sort? Maybe some of them had jobs already and were just taking advantage of the free meal?

\liberal who prefers to pay taxes and give to charity so compassionate types can deal with this stuff


The weight problems likely stem from relying on cheap food - aka fast food- for meals.

Chances are they have little opportunity for actual healthy meals.
 
2009-11-26 03:30:47 PM
Urinal Cake Mix: MorphOSX: I applaud that family for doing something other than kibitzing and whining about the homeless getting a job. That's not always possible, douchebags.

That won't stop me from whining about the assholes that choose to be homeless because they're too lazy to work.


and you know which those are because you're psychic?

Or you don't, and its just more fun to be a judgemental asshole than give anyone the benefit of the doubt.

Oh wait, this is fark, the answer is obvious.
 
TBC
2009-11-26 03:32:19 PM
Pxtl:

Find some roommates and get a tiny apt in the ghetto? Dunno, man, that sucks.


Heh. Couldn't get much smaller than the apartment I already have, and I'm not living it up AT ALL. I'm right next to a neighbourhood I affectionately call "Little Tijuana".

Foxie299:

You have my sympathies. Honestly, you do. I hope things work out, somehow.

You are kind of jumping into a pit of trolls, naked and covered in troll menstruation hormones, though.


Oh, I know. I've been around for long enough. Just felt like I had to throw in my measly $0.02. The point is, life sucks pretty hard everywhere, and people you would least suspect are closer than one might think to complete destitution.
 
2009-11-26 03:35:23 PM
TBC: Whatever, haters. Good for these people.

Personally, I'm getting v. close to being homeless. Though I usually work 2-3 jobs at a time, I was injured in an accident in September. Since then, after jumping through loads of hoops, I've been able to get on disability ($388 every two weeks) and food stamps, but thanks to bills needing to be paid, I may well be evicted soon. I've been trying to sell things that I've made (and not Regretsy-grade stuff, either) and some vinyl I have on hand, but the dent it makes is minimal. Training for a new job, and a good one, but it takes time (commission-only), and with all the doctor visits, well, life is hard. In the meantime, disability and food stamps help, but they don't cover what needs to be covered. Kick. Replies. Waaaaaaah.

In any case, I applaud these people. Judging people without knowing their story is a prime characteristic of a Class A Douchebag.

/yes, I'm suing due to the accident
//case can't even be filed until treatment is complete
///probably need surgery to fix it
////slashies are free


Man, I feel for you - a friend of mine got clipped by a car crossing a street and was out of work for more than two years, mostly waiting for the insurance company to decide that yea, he DID need a new knee as a resut of the accident.

He did not get a very good settlement on the deal, so my honest advice to you is get a good, really GOOD PI lawyer on your side - or the offenders insurance company will try to fark you good and solid on top of the accident.
 
2009-11-26 03:35:46 PM
I'm going over there with a case of malt liquor and see how many homeless people are willing to trade their freshly acquired sammiches for a bottle.
/Addiction is not a mental illness.
 
2009-11-26 03:36:36 PM
TBC: Heh. Couldn't get much smaller than the apartment I already have, and I'm not living it up AT ALL. I'm right next to a neighbourhood I affectionately call "Little Tijuana".

*checks profile*

Ahh, LA. I was just remembering my student days where renting for under $300/mo was doable, but that was in Guelph, Ontario. Harsh, man.
 
2009-11-26 03:39:18 PM
D-Wolf2k2:


/i can haz seat right over there?

Some manner of image fail

Yes, yes you can.


Yes, yes you can. But you didn't, and failed miserably.
 
2009-11-26 03:46:45 PM
Working with the United Way you find out that the numerical majority of homeless people are women and children,but you only see the homeless men on the streets.
 
2009-11-26 03:47:44 PM
TBC: Pxtl:

Find some roommates and get a tiny apt in the ghetto? Dunno, man, that sucks.

Heh. Couldn't get much smaller than the apartment I already have, and I'm not living it up AT ALL. I'm right next to a neighbourhood I call "Little Tijuana".


I assume that's your way of saying you don't like living near persons of Hispanic descent. Your racial insensitivity, if nothing else, means you have someone to whom you can feel superior. You must need that.
 
2009-11-26 03:47:48 PM
She gave them bootstraps?
 
2009-11-26 03:47:53 PM
Perducci: nirwana: They may not be glamorous or fun or pay well or be in a convenient location, but they're out there.

You're absolutely right. I mean, really, the homeless really need to stop waiting around for the glamorous, fun jobs and take whatever they can get. Especially the physically and mentally handicapped. Don't they know there are tons of jobs out there even if they're inconveniently located far from their homes under overpasses?
 
TBC
2009-11-26 03:48:35 PM
bmwericus:

Man, I feel for you - a friend of mine got clipped by a car crossing a street and was out of work for more than two years, mostly waiting for the insurance company to decide that yea, he DID need a new knee as a resut of the accident.

He did not get a very good settlement on the deal, so my honest advice to you is get a good, really GOOD PI lawyer on your side - or the offenders insurance company will try to fark you good and solid on top of the accident.


Yeah, I was riding on a city bus when the driver clipped something with a rear tire and I got thrown pretty violently into the window right next to me. Torn rotator cuff, tendinosis, disc bulges, the lot. The shoulder isn't healing, muscle relaxers don't do shiat, and despite going to therapy thrice a week, it's just not getting better. Appointment with the orthopaedic surgeon is next week.

I called a lawyer right away, but he A) can't file until treatment is complete and B) says that since it involves the city it won't pay much AND it'll take forever. Woohoo! Meantime, I have to find a way to survive. Doesn't kill me makes me stronger, or something like that. People keep telling me it'll get better. It is becoming increasingly difficult to believe that. Pollyanna bastards.

/gotta go!
//turkey time!
///thank heavens for friends who take in orphans like me on Foodmas.
 
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