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(NBC Bay Area)   San Francisco has a plan to stop panhandling: Hand out puppies   (nbcbayarea.com) divider line 89
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2012-06-13 08:41:03 PM  
What a bunch of bullsh*t. Everyone in San Francisco knows if you want to start solving the world's problems you just have to witness or participate in some dedicated hippie's interpretive dance of the My Lai massacre... every time they fall on the ground and scream Lt. Calley's name, another person is awakened to the cruelty of man and will walk away forever changed... thus changing the world one person at a time.
 
2012-06-13 09:13:10 PM  
How's that going to help the homeless? One puppy will only satisfy them for a few hours. Then they'll be hungry again.
 
2012-06-13 09:25:11 PM  
Not sure if serious...

i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-13 09:54:56 PM  
Spare some mange?
 
2012-06-13 10:07:29 PM  
City full of homelessexuals.
/Isn't this the city that banned pet stores?
 
2012-06-13 10:07:29 PM  
1. Eat the dog.
2. Blow stipends on booze
3. PROFIT!
 
2012-06-13 10:08:33 PM  
50 to 75 bucks a week? Sign me up.
 
2012-06-13 10:09:41 PM  
On one hand: OMGAPUPPY!!!

On the other hand: ew, hobos.

Result: homeless puppies.

Conclusion: icantfaptothis.jpg
 
2012-06-13 10:10:58 PM  
California is super cool to the homeless.
 
2012-06-13 10:11:07 PM  
Starting Aug. 1, dogs from local shelters will be available to formerly homeless people living in city-funded SROS or other housing, the newspaper reported. In order to receive a dog, and the cash, the would-be owner must "not [be] severely mentally ill," not be a hoarder, not have a history of violence, and be "seeking treatment if they have addictions," the newspaper reported.

Assuming somebody is able to check on the dogs every now and then, I'm okay with this.
 
2012-06-13 10:11:39 PM  
Awwwww.... puppies!
 
2012-06-13 10:11:48 PM  
my guess is they'll get the dogs that were first in line for Euthanasia Row...
 
2012-06-13 10:14:19 PM  
"the would-be owner must "not [be] severely mentally ill," not be a hoarder, not have a history of violence, and be "seeking treatment if they have addictions," the newspaper reported."

Pretty sure no one is getting a dog. Isn't that every homeless person?
 
2012-06-13 10:16:50 PM  
Flabbergasted. I be it.

So target a group of people who are so destitute that they beg for money, saddle them with a dependent, give them a fraction of what they make begging to care for the dependent, forbid them from begging.

So, basically, they'll have higher expenses and lower income. And the government is spending money to make this happen. And using animals as a tool to pull it all together.

Wow. San Francisco, you never cease to amaze me.
 
2012-06-13 10:18:54 PM  
This simply boggles the mind. This will not, cannot help anyone! That or the article is terrible and misses all the context.

FTA: "So the next time someone asks you for a dollar, respond: no doggie for you!"

I PUNCH YOU THROUGH THE INTERNET CHRIS ROBERTS
 
2012-06-13 10:20:09 PM  

oukewldave: "the would-be owner must "not [be] severely mentally ill," not be a hoarder, not have a history of violence, and be "seeking treatment if they have addictions," the newspaper reported."

Pretty sure no one is getting a dog. Isn't that every homeless person?


Homeless people don't hoard - where would put everything?
 
2012-06-13 10:23:46 PM  
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600 Dollars in free money a week!
 
2012-06-13 10:24:13 PM  

krafty420: oukewldave: "the would-be owner must "not [be] severely mentally ill," not be a hoarder, not have a history of violence, and be "seeking treatment if they have addictions," the newspaper reported."

Pretty sure no one is getting a dog. Isn't that every homeless person?

Homeless people don't hoard - where would put everything?


Well... if you do it right, you put it everywhere. And you can also take possession of things by pissing on them, which is why I have been hoarding buildings for years. I don't mind that other people use them, but I never have to worry about someone stealing my collection of city halls and county courthouses.

/I don't suffer from mental illness
//I rather enjoy it
///Except the black depression
 
2012-06-13 10:26:05 PM  

sid2112: [a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com image 600x450]

$400-$600 600 Dollars in free money a week!


FTFY

Those dogs would quickly costs so much.
 
2012-06-13 10:27:27 PM  
I really enjoy visiting San Francisco, but man you guys have a seriously bad homeless problem there. It's seriously over the top in your face panhandling every farking where.
 
2012-06-13 10:28:26 PM  
homeless trifecta in play?
 
2012-06-13 10:29:27 PM  
Congradulations, San Francisco, you've fed a man for a day.
 
2012-06-13 10:32:52 PM  
The ignorance of what it means to be homeless is so rampant in this thread, it makes me want to go punch something.
 
2012-06-13 10:33:55 PM  
I think there is a sinister force behind this plan. Each of these "puppies" has been genetically modified and implanted with a triggering chip - when they're a year old, big enough to turn on their owners, the chip initializes a horrifying metamorphosis, changing the cute lil pooch into a savage bio-engineered monster. It will then kill and consume all the homeless nearby, saving the city millions in social services.

..

Actually, come to think of it, that's pretty genius.
 
2012-06-13 10:34:01 PM  
Why would you do that to dogs? I mean, I know they think they're saving people and the animals at the same time, but really, they're making it worse for both.
 
2012-06-13 10:34:27 PM  
Well, there are plenty of puppies who need homes. Maybe one person will actually benefit from this and find a reason to live.

Or something.
 
2012-06-13 10:35:42 PM  

Macular Degenerate: The ignorance of what it means to be homeless is so rampant in this thread, it makes me want to go punch something.


Punch a homeless guy
 
2012-06-13 10:39:14 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: City full of homelessexuals.
/Isn't this the city that banned pet stores?


Dunno if they passed it or not but it was being considered.
 
2012-06-13 10:40:50 PM  

Gotfire: I really enjoy visiting San Francisco, but man you guys have a seriously bad homeless problem there. It's seriously over the top in your face panhandling every farking where.


well, hell, if you had consistent weather, consistent income (tourists,) vagrant-friendly policies, and now puppies, why would you ever leave?
 
2012-06-13 10:40:56 PM  

Durendal: How's that going to help the homeless? One puppy will only satisfy them for a few hours. Then they'll be hungry again.


Makes sense- dog is not stuck on "death row" in the pound, the homeless learn to trust another living creature, may help with depression, teach how to take care of others and ultimately, themselves. They also engage in working for income (dog's don't eat $50 worth of food a week). There's a lot of upside to this unless- as one poster so elequently mentioned earlier--
they decide to eat Fido and go on a junket with the fifty bucks.
 
2012-06-13 10:42:06 PM  
Sniffing a bum's shiatfilled butthole is a dog's wet dream.
 
2012-06-13 10:42:52 PM  

Durendal: How's that going to help the homeless? One puppy will only satisfy them for a few hours. Then they'll be hungry again.


Besides that do they want them to eat the puppies raw? They're gonna hafta probide skinning/boning tools and a smoker*.

//bbq is the only way to make dog palatable
 
2012-06-13 10:43:27 PM  
I should mention this, since Fark is all about criticizing bad news copy:
The author made a bad use the of the word "tact". Tact is discretion and diplomacy, knowing how to speak in gentle terms. It should be the "The city is taking this tack because..." A tack is a sailing term, meaning a path, perhaps one of many possible paths, not necessarily directly toward a destination, but along a path that will get you toward your goal eventually. This metaphor is often generalized to any goal oriented situation.

The author obviously doesn't understand this word. He's no wordsmith. And the editor's asleep at the wheel.
 
2012-06-13 10:43:35 PM  
I think I missed their plan to keep the unemployed people who refuse to work for a living from spending the pet food money on booze, gambling and strippers.
 
2012-06-13 10:44:05 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Macular Degenerate: The ignorance of what it means to be homeless is so rampant in this thread, it makes me want to go punch something.

Punch a homeless guy


Or kick a puppy
 
2012-06-13 10:47:56 PM  
Total fail.
Hobo and dog poop together all over the streets.
Great.
Who came up with this idea?
Clearly they view dogs as disposable or throwaway commodities to service their needs and nothing more.
Who's going to properly train these dogs?
The mentally ill or addicted homeless who can't be trusted to take care of themselves?
How does this city have the funds to pay for this program and especially pay for employees to follow up on people in the program?
How about money for spaying, regular yearly booster shots and monthly heartworm pills?
Costs me several hundred for the pills and the shots every year, so that would blow past their regular budget.
Whoever came up with idea seriously needs to be shown the door and given a swift kick in the ass on the way out.
 
2012-06-13 10:51:23 PM  

Popo Bawa: Total fail.
Hobo and dog poop together all over the streets.
Great.
Who came up with this idea?
Clearly they view dogs as disposable or throwaway commodities to service their needs and nothing more.
Who's going to properly train these dogs?
The mentally ill or addicted homeless who can't be trusted to take care of themselves?
How does this city have the funds to pay for this program and especially pay for employees to follow up on people in the program?
How about money for spaying, regular yearly booster shots and monthly heartworm pills?
Costs me several hundred for the pills and the shots every year, so that would blow past their regular budget.
Whoever came up with idea seriously needs to be shown the door and given a swift kick in the ass on the way out.


At least half of those questions have been answered in TFA, if you'd bother taking the time to read it.
 
2012-06-13 10:53:33 PM  
and with the dogs, a $50 to $75 weekly stipend to cover dog food and other canine necessities, the newspaper reported.

if i was homeless Id get a big bag of Field Trial that costs like $20 and lasts for a while and use the rest for people food, etc.
 
2012-06-13 10:54:11 PM  
Release the hounds!

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2012-06-13 10:55:02 PM  
Puplexing.
 
2012-06-13 10:56:22 PM  
This is pretty damn cruel to do to the dogs.

I see some of the gutterpunks in Seattle walking up streets near my home with dogs, and my first thought is "poor dogs, your people suck at life."
 
2012-06-13 10:58:21 PM  
you call it homeless...i call it extended camping and relying on the charity of strangers like jesus would want.

tomato, tamato
 
2012-06-13 10:58:21 PM  
DNTR the whole thing, but I assume that they are talking about people with chronic depression who simply need the structure and benefit of taking care of a living thing. Not the schizophrenic, yelling at cars, high on meth/crack/heroine homeless.
As an ex San Franciscan (born there as well) I know that not all hobos are created equal. Some just need a teeny tiny reason to live.
 
2012-06-13 11:01:39 PM  

skantea: DNTR the whole thing, but I assume that they are talking about people with chronic depression who simply need the structure and benefit of taking care of a living thing. Not the schizophrenic, yelling at cars, high on meth/crack/heroine homeless.
As an ex San Franciscan (born there as well) I know that not all hobos are created equal. Some just need a teeny tiny reason to live.


Thats what the idiot do gooders always think, but as one that lives in a neighborhood plagued by lots of homeless, ours are much more often tweakers, kids doing begging for cash to buy drugs and alcohol with, who could have choices in life but chose this instead. Quite often their fairly pushy and sometimes violent. Stupid tourists that don't have to live near them sometimes give them money.
 
2012-06-13 11:02:29 PM  
farm1.staticflickr.com

Oh... PUPPIES!!!

I read it PUPPETS... it had more sense then...
 
2012-06-13 11:05:08 PM  
I think puppies are a great marketing trick. Offer people a puppy, and if they don't follow up, shrink wrap it and mail it to them.
 
2012-06-13 11:05:33 PM  

Generation_D: This is pretty damn cruel to do to the dogs.

I see some of the gutterpunks in Seattle walking up streets near my home with dogs, and my first thought is "poor dogs, your people suck at life."


And the dog, he's pretty much just doing his thing. I mean, he doesn't need a person for that.
 
2012-06-13 11:05:52 PM  
Interesting filter, swapping 'their' for 'they're' ... meh.
 
2012-06-13 11:06:32 PM  
$75 a week? Mr. Scruffleupagus is on his way!

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-06-13 11:07:44 PM  
California will have to keep living without me then: I've been battling periodontal disease for years and I'm not ready to have my teeth pulled even for a puppy.

See? (PDF)

It wouldn't be so bad if after 30 years of this gum crap I'd managed to keep all but three (3) of my teeth. (Wisdom teeth excepted: those were impacted anyway.) As po' white trash in KY goes I've got a toothy grin.
 
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