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2011-07-15 11:20:58 AM

The_Sponge: SuperMeekrat: THIS SO MUCH.
/really, there is no good reason to forgo bathing when you live on a FREAKING island. Water EVERYWHERE.


Do you really want to be swimming when she's using Waikiki Beach as her personal bathtub?


I think the Pacific Ocean can sufficiently dilute it. Do you shower before getting into the ocean like you're supposed to do at a pool?
 
2011-07-15 11:21:23 AM

1macgeek:

The problem is not the lack of compassion, it is far too much compassion. I am sorry, but when did it become the job of the government (or anyone else) to bathe and clothe us? When I was growing up (many, many moons ago) my Parents taught me there were certain obligations one had to fulfill to be a member of society. One of them was being as light of a burden on others as possible. It was preferable that burden be zero, but if not you damn well better be doing something.

You cannot tell me there is not a single YMCA or YWCA in the entire state that would not let this person avail themselves of the showering facilities and/or give them a full membership gratis. All they need do is ask. But if they can't expend even that trivial effort, then why should we help them at all?

I thought it was hokey the first time I heard it, but maybe there really is wisdom to be found in the creed of the Lone Ranger : God put the firewood there, but every man must gather and light it himself.


THIS! If you want to help out the homeless, there's nothing stopping you from donating your time and/or money to any number of organizations. Hooray for you if you want to do that.
 
2011-07-15 11:22:05 AM

DROxINxTHExWIND: nmiguy: Hmm, so rather than give the homeless woman a bath, a change of clothes and the appropriate self care she needs, they just move the bus stop so it doesn't bother them as much?

Compassion fail.

How do you know she wants help?


THIS.. 1000 times THIS!

I hate it when self righteous people say things like.. our goal is to achieve the eradication of "homelessness"

Its impossible. Some people want to live on the streets. Some people actually enjoy living under that bridge. And you know what? It is their home. It may not be a home you would want to live in, but it is their home. I bet a billionaire would not want to live in my house, but it still my home.
 
2011-07-15 11:24:03 AM
Can't we just burn them as a new energy source? Or at least release snakes to kill them, then gorillas to kill the snakes...
 
2011-07-15 11:24:23 AM
Anti-homeless fencing
 
2011-07-15 11:24:53 AM
Is she hot?
 
2011-07-15 11:25:38 AM

Beeblebrox: I think the Pacific Ocean can sufficiently dilute it. Do you shower before getting into the ocean like you're supposed to do at a pool?



I don't. But if TFA gives us any indication, it's that her smell would kill all the fish in a 2 square mile area.

/Not really.
 
2011-07-15 11:26:36 AM
Take her out back and shoot her... I doubt she contributes much to society anyway.
 
2011-07-15 11:26:53 AM

Doctor_TeethMD: Can't we just burn them as a new energy source? Or at least release snakes to kill them, then gorillas to kill the snakes...



Bad idea.....Guam tried to use brown tree snakes to kill of their homeless population, and look how that worked out.

/Kudos on the Simpsons reference.
 
2011-07-15 11:29:21 AM
I like how nobody directs her to the YWCA, where she could get a shower for free.
 
2011-07-15 11:30:05 AM

DROxINxTHExWIND: FTFA:
"While the smell sometimes is a bit much, I don't understand why someone doesn't help her," said Elena Renehan, who's a student at nearby Heald College.


I mean, not me...somebody else. Somebody ELSE needs to do something.


Exactly what I thought.
 
2011-07-15 11:30:17 AM

The_Sponge: An obvious observation I made during my first trip to Hawaii:

If you're going to be homeless, this is the place to be.


True dat. They have showers at all the beaches, you will never freeze to death, and you don't have to worry about an alligator, snake, or Cuban killing you in your sleep like in Florida.
 
2011-07-15 11:30:29 AM

Walker: I knew this must have been Honolulu before I even clicked the link. I have been there many times and homeless people actually live in the bus shelters. They have their shopping carts and all the belongings in there and have taken them over and the city and police say this is fine. If you are alone on a quiet street and want to wait for a bus it's quite scary to have to basically move into this homeless person's apartment to wait for it. They might get all stabby on you.


If you can see someone living in there, why would you walk in anyway?
 
2011-07-15 11:30:31 AM
I don't get all the compassion talk.

Most communities have shelters/help for these people, which I support.

If you don't want it, and prefer to live in a bus shelter or bother people on the subway begging for change, you are annoying the rest of us that are responsible enough to take care of ourselves.

If the homeless don't value their own lives, why should I. Please go be smelly somewhere else.
 
2011-07-15 11:30:48 AM

kvinesknows: DROxINxTHExWIND: nmiguy: Hmm, so rather than give the homeless woman a bath, a change of clothes and the appropriate self care she needs, they just move the bus stop so it doesn't bother them as much?

Compassion fail.

How do you know she wants help?

THIS.. 1000 times THIS!

I hate it when self righteous people say things like.. our goal is to achieve the eradication of "homelessness"

Its impossible. Some people want to live on the streets. Some people actually enjoy living under that bridge. And you know what? It is their home. It may not be a home you would want to live in, but it is their home. I bet a billionaire would not want to live in my house, but it still my home.


I would wager that the majority that "want" to live like that are mentally ill and could use a little help.
 
2011-07-15 11:31:36 AM

kvinesknows: DROxINxTHExWIND: nmiguy: Hmm, so rather than give the homeless woman a bath, a change of clothes and the appropriate self care she needs, they just move the bus stop so it doesn't bother them as much?

Compassion fail.

How do you know she wants help?

THIS.. 1000 times THIS!

I hate it when self righteous people say things like.. our goal is to achieve the eradication of "homelessness"

Its impossible. Some people want to live on the streets. Some people actually enjoy living under that bridge. And you know what? It is their home. It may not be a home you would want to live in, but it is their home. I bet a billionaire would not want to live in my house, but it still my home.


Right. And some people with cancer like it too but that doesn't mean that we ignore the facts. The fact is most people who are homeless would rather live in a shelter than sleep on the streets. On Oahu in Hawaii many homeless are war veterans (500 or 1,200)

Link (new window)


/But youre right, they probably want to live like this-and people who care are just self-righteous.
 
2011-07-15 11:32:02 AM

The_Sponge: Cool story bro from the 1930s:

My Grandpa was in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and this new guy kept refusing to take a shower. After becoming really ripe, a bunch of them stripped his clothes off, dragged him to a shower, and scrubbed him with soap and a G.I. brush.

/Said that he came out looking like a boiled lobster.
//Guy showered on a daily basis after that.
///Not similar to this news story, obviously.
////But it's amusing to think that if that happened today, you'd have a multi million dollar lawsuit.


Are these people still around? I need to hire them to wash my brother. He's 25 years old and will.not.farking.bathe. Won't use soap, hasn't washed his hair in years, and doesn't brush his teeth. Wears ratty t-shirts and sweatpants every day of the year, no matter how hot it is. And if we get together as a family, God help the poor souls who have him in their car (he sure as hell ain't getting in mine). It's embarrassing to be seen with him in public, and since he's a narcissist ("I'm smart! Why do I need to bathe?") and loves attention, he shouts whenever he talks to ensure that everyone looks at him (and us).

I don't get it. I really don't.
 
2011-07-15 11:32:07 AM

Kar98: I'm not a meddling do-gooder, but some things need to be done. Your move.


I read that as "some things need to be done. Your mom." and thought it was a weird end to an otherwise solid post... Must find coffee before farking in the future.
 
2011-07-15 11:33:52 AM
Is that Obama's grandma?
 
2011-07-15 11:34:26 AM
Moving the stop to an area infront of the KFC isn't going to help the smell problem. AMIRITE?
 
2011-07-15 11:34:41 AM
If she's so homeless, how can she afford such a long Hawaiian getaway?
 
2011-07-15 11:35:43 AM

fredsnake: I had a girl in my high school agriculture class that smelled so rank that it was not even funny.


LOL...oh, wait...
 
2011-07-15 11:37:13 AM
I wish I could understand why there is such a strong correlation between crazy and not bathing.
 
2011-07-15 11:37:22 AM

SumoJeb: Take her out back and shoot her... I doubt she contributes much to society anyway.


Ah, but you'd be wrong. The ending of her existence would set off a chain reaction that would reverse the Earth's axial tilt.
 
2011-07-15 11:37:51 AM
Dilute a bottle of deodorizing soap in a 5 gallon bucket of water and toss it on her every day for a week. Problem solved.
 
2011-07-15 11:39:08 AM

Crackers Are a Family Food: Are these people still around? I need to hire them to wash my brother. He's 25 years old and will.not.farking.bathe. Won't use soap, hasn't washed his hair in years, and doesn't brush his teeth. Wears ratty t-shirts and sweatpants every day of the year, no matter how hot it is. And if we get together as a family, God help the poor souls who have him in their car (he sure as hell ain't getting in mine). It's embarrassing to be seen with him in public, and since he's a narcissist ("I'm smart! Why do I need to bathe?") and loves attention, he shouts whenever he talks to ensure that everyone looks at him (and us).



Bleech.

BTW, assuming that you're white......

Since he hasn't washed his hair in a very long time, is he sporting dreadlocks?

/If you're white and are sporting dreads, I will make fun of you.
 
2011-07-15 11:39:26 AM

zabadu: kvinesknows: DROxINxTHExWIND: nmiguy: Hmm, so rather than give the homeless woman a bath, a change of clothes and the appropriate self care she needs, they just move the bus stop so it doesn't bother them as much?

Compassion fail.

How do you know she wants help?

THIS.. 1000 times THIS!

I hate it when self righteous people say things like.. our goal is to achieve the eradication of "homelessness"

Its impossible. Some people want to live on the streets. Some people actually enjoy living under that bridge. And you know what? It is their home. It may not be a home you would want to live in, but it is their home. I bet a billionaire would not want to live in my house, but it still my home.

I would wager that the majority that "want" to live like that are mentally ill and could use a little help.


I'd take that wager ..we talking a 50% +1 majority? or something more like 66%?
 
2011-07-15 11:39:49 AM
I should have been clear, in my previous post, I was speaking generally, not this specific case. I realize it might be difficult to get a shower in everyday when you're living on the street. (though I'm sure there are shelters where one could get one every few days).

I thinking in general, where even the indoors crazy people simply don't bathe.
 
2011-07-15 11:40:26 AM
....and why the hell did the Peanuts gang continue to hang out with Pig Pen?
 
2011-07-15 11:40:59 AM

Jake Havechek: At another job, the El Salvadoran day porter, who lived in a house with probably 30 other people, told us he only showered on Sundays, so by Friday, you couldn't be anywhere near the guy without starting to heave and retch.


You realize you just wrote "the The Salvadoran", right?

Some people you cant help, I think the government should TRY to help her and if she refuses then move her out of the bus stop. It's a public stop, not her private home and she's obviously imposing on the public welfare.

/Yes, I do support raising taxes
//I also support closing the loopholes that allow business that make billions of dollars of profit in the US get away with claiming a loss while being subsidized by the government
 
2011-07-15 11:41:04 AM

Mrs.Sharpier: kvinesknows: DROxINxTHExWIND: nmiguy: Hmm, so rather than give the homeless woman a bath, a change of clothes and the appropriate self care she needs, they just move the bus stop so it doesn't bother them as much?

Compassion fail.

How do you know she wants help?

THIS.. 1000 times THIS!

I hate it when self righteous people say things like.. our goal is to achieve the eradication of "homelessness"

Its impossible. Some people want to live on the streets. Some people actually enjoy living under that bridge. And you know what? It is their home. It may not be a home you would want to live in, but it is their home. I bet a billionaire would not want to live in my house, but it still my home.

Right. And some people with cancer like it too but that doesn't mean that we ignore the facts. The fact is most people who are homeless would rather live in a shelter than sleep on the streets. On Oahu in Hawaii many homeless are war veterans (500 or 1,200)

Link (new window)


/But youre right, they probably want to live like this-and people who care are just self-righteous.



correction.. the people that want to FORCE everyone off the streets are just self-righteous.

Ask them if they want help, if the answer is no. F off and leave them alone.
 
2011-07-15 11:41:21 AM

kvinesknows: I hate it when self righteous people say things like.. our goal is to achieve the eradication of "homelessness"

Its impossible. Some people want to live on the streets. Some people actually enjoy living under that bridge. And you know what? It is their home. It may not be a home you would want to live in, but it is their home. I bet a billionaire would not want to live in my house, but it still my home.



Yeah, there are a lot of people on this thread who have clearly not spent much time in a big city, especially near a public hospital. Lots of homeless people DO NOT WANT HELP. You would have to arrest them to "help" them, and as has been mentioned already, this is unconstitutional.

Every year in Chicago, for example, it's damn cold sometimes. The police and several aid agencies go around early on cold or blizzardy nights and check up on the 'regulars' and anyone else vulnerable they can find. A few will take them up on the offer of shelter or a ride to a shelter. Most don't. A few of them die. It really sucks, but what can we do? Shoot them with a sanity dart?

I know a homeless guy. Not a drinker or druggie or anything like that. Probably a bit schizophrenic, but never violent. He has dozens of people he could ask and they would give him a place to stay, a car to use, some clothes, money, whatever. He'll take the occasional handout if offered but he never asks and always refuses a room or shower or anything that would get him a step closer to off the street.
 
2011-07-15 11:41:44 AM

The_Sponge: ....and why the hell did the Peanuts gang continue to hang out with Pig Pen?


Free handjobs.
 
2011-07-15 11:42:10 AM

thamike: If she's so homeless, how can she afford such a long Hawaiian getaway?


Really. I think being homeless in Hawaii would beat what I have now.
 
2011-07-15 11:42:23 AM
Too bad it wasn't somewhere that was surrounded by water.
 
2011-07-15 11:42:43 AM
Fresh Wave air fresheners would probably make a hell of a difference. That stuff is amazing, and was apparently invented to clean up paper mills. If you can de-stink a paper mill you can fix any homeless woman.

If I had to be homeless, Hawaii sounds like the place to go. Beats freezing your tookus off in New York City.
 
2011-07-15 11:42:45 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: Walker: I knew this must have been Honolulu before I even clicked the link. I have been there many times and homeless people actually live in the bus shelters. They have their shopping carts and all the belongings in there and have taken them over and the city and police say this is fine. If you are alone on a quiet street and want to wait for a bus it's quite scary to have to basically move into this homeless person's apartment to wait for it. They might get all stabby on you.

If you can see someone living in there, why would you walk in anyway?


I needed to catch the bus dude. It won't stop for you unless you are standing at the bus stop.
 
2011-07-15 11:44:06 AM
It sounds like the fire department needs to send a couple of fire engines out to hose the place down every morning. I would bet the smell would go away after a couple of days.
 
2011-07-15 11:44:13 AM

thamike: The_Sponge: ....and why the hell did the Peanuts gang continue to hang out with Pig Pen?

Free handjobs.


that sounds dirty....
 
2011-07-15 11:46:24 AM
Solution:

Water balloons filled with Febreeze.
 
2011-07-15 11:47:50 AM

1macgeek: But if they can't expend even that trivial effort, then why should we help them at all?


Because if we don't help them, they commandeer our bus stops and expose us all to an increased risk of violence and disease?

As a society we agree that children are not capable of self-sufficiency, and when they lack suitable guardianship we trust them into a public welfare system which, while imperfect and probably even generally harmful, is incontrovertibly better than leaving kids to fend for themselves.

It's about time we returned to treating those with profound mental illness the same way.
 
2011-07-15 11:47:57 AM

Bacontastesgood: kvinesknows: I hate it when self righteous people say things like.. our goal is to achieve the eradication of "homelessness"

Its impossible. Some people want to live on the streets. Some people actually enjoy living under that bridge. And you know what? It is their home. It may not be a home you would want to live in, but it is their home. I bet a billionaire would not want to live in my house, but it still my home.

I know a homeless guy. Not a drinker or druggie or anything like that. Probably a bit schizophrenic, but never violent. He has dozens of people he could ask and they would give him a place to stay, a car to use, some clothes, money, whatever. He'll take the occasional handout if offered but he never asks and always refuses a room or shower or anything that would get him a step closer to off the street.



He's probably jesus christ
 
2011-07-15 11:47:58 AM

WalMartian: jackiepaper: shocked this was in Honolulu, not San Francisco

You've never been to Honolulu, I take it? Homeless people all over Oahu, big camps of them on the beaches, particularly west of Pearl Harbor. It's the perfect climate to be homeless in.

I once saw a homeless guy take a crap in a trash can along Ala Moana.


I was stationed at Schofield Barracks after I got back from Desert Storm in 91. I remember a whole park in downtown Honolulu that was a sea of tents and lean-tos. As long as they stayed out of the Shorebird bar in the Outrigger Reef, I was cool with them. Was a huge fan of Germaine's Luau also, went twice a month for a year. Awesome spot to pick up tourist chicks. Took them back to Coconut Willie's, my other hangout.
 
2011-07-15 11:48:21 AM
We had one guy when I worked at Wendy's in the eighties -- after a few days, a couple of the guys dumped him in the utility sink and scrubbed him down with potato brushes.

He started showering before his shift regularly after that.
 
2011-07-15 11:49:12 AM
I vacationed on Honolulu in May, it seems to be the best place to be if ever you were homeless. They have the public beaches, the public restrooms, nice weather, and a lot of them live in among the banyan trees. One of the tour bus drivers told us that the govt pays to send the homeless to Honolulu when the weather is bad.
 
2011-07-15 11:49:39 AM

1macgeek: nmiguy: Compassion fail.

The problem is not the lack of compassion, it is far too much compassion. I am sorry, but when did it become the job of the government (or anyone else) to bathe and clothe us? When I was growing up (many, many moons ago) my Parents taught me there were certain obligations one had to fulfill to be a member of society. One of them was being as light of a burden on others as possible. It was preferable that burden be zero, but if not you damn well better be doing something.


I respectfully disagree here, and i'd like to explain why.

As has been said in this thread, many of the people who need the government to step in to bathe & shelter them need this because they DONT WANT help, typically due to being mentally ill, not because they're just poor or cant find a place to live or some meager job to pay the basic bills.

A lot of these guys self medicate with illegal drugs and become dangerous. That's why the government should step in, for their good and the greater good of society.
 
2011-07-15 11:52:22 AM

Mrs.Sharpier: Bacontastesgood: kvinesknows: I hate it when self righteous people say things like.. our goal is to achieve the eradication of "homelessness"

Its impossible. Some people want to live on the streets. Some people actually enjoy living under that bridge. And you know what? It is their home. It may not be a home you would want to live in, but it is their home. I bet a billionaire would not want to live in my house, but it still my home.

I know a homeless guy. Not a drinker or druggie or anything like that. Probably a bit schizophrenic, but never violent. He has dozens of people he could ask and they would give him a place to stay, a car to use, some clothes, money, whatever. He'll take the occasional handout if offered but he never asks and always refuses a room or shower or anything that would get him a step closer to off the street.


He's probably jesus christ


www.dreamtix.com
 
2011-07-15 11:52:42 AM
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yeah, i went there.

/sad, the first thing i thought of.
//foghorn.mp3
 
2011-07-15 11:52:58 AM

Calehedron: I was stationed at Schofield Barracks after I got back from Desert Storm in 91. I remember a whole park in downtown Honolulu that was a sea of tents and lean-tos. As long as they stayed out of the Shorebird bar in the Outrigger Reef, I was cool with them. Was a huge fan of Germaine's Luau also, went twice a month for a year. Awesome spot to pick up tourist chicks. Took them back to Coconut Willie's, my other hangout.



I love that place....it's like Swiss Family Robinson built a bar.

/Also a big fan of the Irish Rose Saloon.
//During my last trip ('99/'00), they were the only place that wasn't charging a steep cover charge on New Year's Eve.
 
2011-07-15 11:53:54 AM
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