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(NBC Bay Area)   San Francisco has a plan to stop panhandling: Hand out puppies   (nbcbayarea.com ) divider line 20
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5875 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Jun 2012 at 10:01 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-06-13 10:16:50 PM  
5 votes:
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 10:32:52 PM  
3 votes:
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 10:14:19 PM  
3 votes:
"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 09:13:10 PM  
3 votes:
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 11:38:27 PM  
2 votes:
This is a better article.

Apparently the $50-$75 a week is *not* for dog food. Dog food is just provided, along with vet care, and someone to check up and make sure the dog is being taken care of. The $50-$75 a week is just a way to say thank you for not panhandling.
2012-06-13 10:58:21 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2012-06-14 12:45:50 AM  
1 vote:

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.


The article is actually talking about formerly homeless people who are living in city provided accommodation.

But I do agree with you. The homeless are the poorest of the poor and most people don't give a flying fark about them.
2012-06-14 12:38:10 AM  
1 vote:

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. in the major tourist areas where the rubes are.


FTFY

The city does have a huge problem with the homeless and panhandling but it is really mainly isolated to a few areas. The biggest problems are in Union Square which has the two problems of being a high foot traffic tourist area and being right next to the homeless crackhead district so the panhandlers don't have far to migrate every day. The Haight has similar problems since it is also a high traffic foot traffic tourist area right next to areas where the panhandlers live. Large swaths of the city don't have such problems.
2012-06-13 11:49:39 PM  
1 vote:
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.

Works for me. I've recently decided not to off myself because the dog would really miss me. He'd still be materially provided for very well, thanks to the ex who insists on keeping him, but for one thing he's got me trained to spoil him and there's simply nobody else to walk him all over town.

He'll sniff for a few minutes and then lead me around by his nose for miles. After living there since October I don't think it's possible for him to get lost within a two or three mile radius of home now -- a big chunk of Lexington KY anyway. In general, she tells me I'm puppy-whipped; I say she's just jealous that she couldn't do it.

So even if he got over the loss of his Davy he'd still be worse off as a dog. Other people love him too, but my particular function is irreplaceable. (You know, it's hard for a mutt to find good help these days.)
2012-06-13 11:34:20 PM  
1 vote:
So...They'll just leave the dogs locked in their apartments to slowly go insane when they go out to panhandle then? I'm the libbiest lib who ever libbed but I don't think they've thought this thro.
2012-06-13 11:25:55 PM  
1 vote:
On the other hand, banning those little plastic grocery bags? That was a great idea. Your city is insane if they don't copy it.
2012-06-13 11:21:18 PM  
1 vote:
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.

As a formerly homeless person, thank you,.
2012-06-13 11:13:10 PM  
1 vote:
In San Francisco, rich liberals care more about cute animals than they do about poor, recently homeless, recovering drug addicts.

So this is a way to divert resources away from the bloated animal shelter budget and toward an area where the funds are desperately needed: Caring for *actual human beings*, albeit the least sympathetic human beings on earth aside from prisoners.

Works for me.
2012-06-13 11:01:39 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:56:22 PM  
1 vote:
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 10:40:56 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:33:55 PM  
1 vote:
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 10:27:27 PM  
1 vote:
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 10:24:13 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:09:41 PM  
1 vote:
On one hand: OMGAPUPPY!!!

On the other hand: ew, hobos.

Result: homeless puppies.

Conclusion: icantfaptothis.jpg
 
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