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10476 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Dec 2004 at 1:34 PM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-12-28 11:23:21 AM  
Ehm, yeah, this isn't exactly a new thing. Ever see Oliver Twist?

In China there are hoards of these kids running around begging and then they take it all back to some asshat at the end of the day and get a bowl of rice.
2004-12-28 11:43:58 AM  
Please suh, I'd like some mo'.
2004-12-28 11:48:35 AM  
Sounds like a good summer job for the boys...they damn sure have the begging for shiat part down.
2004-12-28 12:17:32 PM  
Well what else are kids supposed to do now that all the sweatshops have closed down. Kathy Lee has put more people out of work than Bush.
2004-12-28 12:48:00 PM  
15 percent of children under 7 seen with beggars in the streets were "rented" for between $6 and $12 per week

That's not fair! I have to pay my little beggars between $6 and $12 per DAY!

/Damn union
2004-12-28 01:00:11 PM  
Casablanca is real?
2004-12-28 01:25:39 PM  
Never been to TJ, eh?
2004-12-28 01:37:15 PM  
Chic-let! Chic-let!

2004-12-28 01:37:49 PM  
Some say this tarnishes the image of the Muslim kingdom

Nope. The Muslims going around blowing shiat up did that.

2004-12-28 01:38:03 PM  
This, like tremmors 3, is totally gay!
2004-12-28 01:38:50 PM  
I never give money to street beggers. I donate time and money to the red cross though.
2004-12-28 01:39:55 PM  
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hey! how bout we call someone who gives a rats ass!!
2004-12-28 01:41:37 PM  
You can rent kids? Awesome!

I need one to find my car keys.
2004-12-28 01:41:52 PM  
i saw this bum pour the used smegma portion of old starbucks coffee cups from the trash, into one communal cup and then drink it.

I almost threw up in my mouth...
2004-12-28 01:42:03 PM  
Government to crack down on drugged children. In other news, days are now numbered.
2004-12-28 01:42:14 PM  
bartman: Yeah, but usually overseas, it's a lot easier said than done. They will do just about anything for money. There are cases in china where people get stuck with a dirty syringe for not giving money. And these aren't old syringes, they're syringes filled with raw sewage
2004-12-28 01:42:17 PM  
and i'll bet they don't even squeegee the mirrors on the bicycles.
2004-12-28 01:42:34 PM  
On the 24th I gave this homeless guy a turkey dinner with all the fixings and his dog a big ziplock freezer bag full of Iams dog food. When I did this the old lady passing by behind me your time..he doesn't appreciate it, he wants money for booze instead. Ignorant woman, I'm sure if he didn't appreciate it, his mutt certainly did.

/no good deed goes unpunished.
2004-12-28 01:43:03 PM  
if a bum had a cardboard box it kick the box and shove it!
2004-12-28 01:45:10 PM  
Street people in Mexican border towns are 99% pimped out other people. Most of them have to pay someone so that they can sit on the corner and beg, thus providing them with a fraction of what the beggar takes in. Sad.
2004-12-28 01:45:24 PM  
"i'd" kick the box and shove it.
2004-12-28 01:45:45 PM  
Lepermessiah... that would sound really hateful if I could actually understand it.
2004-12-28 01:45:53 PM  
So... why do they have to drug these kids up to make em beg?


The other day some bum came up to me and asked for a dollar. I said 'why arent you on your knee's?' He said 'huh?' I said 'well, your begging, arent you?'

he told me to fark off and waled away.

i hate beggers.
2004-12-28 01:46:13 PM  
You know, I just shake my head when I see 15-17 year old kids with tattoos and piercings begging for money. I'm not about to give them money to get the name of their latest sex partner tattooed on their butt.

Their usual excuse is "I can't get a job." Gee, I wonder why. It couldn't be because you look like you had a run in with a magic marker and a staple gun, could it? Yeah, I really feel sorry for 'em.
2004-12-28 01:46:55 PM  
But if you return the kids late, are you charged a late fee ? And I hope they don't plan on fining me if I get to rewind the kid.

Thank heaven for DVDs. I always hated that "Please be kind, rewind" shiat.

2004-12-28 01:47:09 PM  
If you see a disgusting old lady with an oxygen tank in or around Boston Common or the Park Street Station, don't give that biatch a dime. She's from the suburbs and drives in every day to panhandle. The oxygen tanks are old, empty ones.
2004-12-28 01:48:21 PM  
Danielson would Crane kick his box and shove it!!
2004-12-28 01:48:37 PM  
I thought this said "Professional Badgers"
2004-12-28 01:49:37 PM  
I think lepermessiah hates cardboard.
2004-12-28 01:50:37 PM  
The money to rent the kids... that's not in US dollars right? Isn't 6 to 12 dollars US a lot of money there? That's like several months wages, right?
2004-12-28 01:51:14 PM  
Wasn't this an episode of "Beavis and Butthead?"
2004-12-28 01:51:36 PM  
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Danielson would Crane kick his box and shove it!!
2004-12-28 01:51:50 PM  
I ask if they are going to spend the money on drugs and alcohol. If not, they get nothing from me.
2004-12-28 01:52:16 PM  
15 percent of children under 7 seen with beggars in the streets were "rented" for between $6 and $12 per week

Well sure, but if you scratch em, you may lose your security deposit.
2004-12-28 01:52:52 PM  
DAMN!! i double blogged.

I blogged once...Hit "add comment"...AND I BLOGGED AGAIN!
2004-12-28 01:53:03 PM  
One word.

Romanian gypsies.

(second word for free, watch your wallet)
2004-12-28 01:54:54 PM  

I have NEVER seen the oxygen tank women and I come into Park Street every day - is she someone you remember from a while back? There is of course Michael Jackson - who lurks around the common most days (scruffy little black guy with a beard and high pitched voice) and that creepy bastard with the awkward gait and 1980's era glasses who cries "Sirrah, do you have any spare change so I can EAT" EVERY farking day for the last 5 years.

Both of these gentlemen make more on a sunny touristy day then I make in the office. God Damn Hippies.
2004-12-28 01:55:52 PM  
3 words: ricin coated change
2004-12-28 01:56:05 PM  
This happens just about every place in the world, including here in our own backyard.

Seen it from China to Brazil, some of the children were being "coached" by an adult on how to act and what to say, saw it in the Bahamas (the kids would get the money, then take it back to the "manager" in the straw markets). I even saw it in New Orleans the last time I was there in October (Love the Big Easy). Nothing pulls on the heart strings like little children begging incessently and scam artists and/or parents know this.

/particularly enjoyed the tap dancing kids (no tap shoes, just cut off tin-cans nailed onto a tennis shoe) on Bourbon Street who chased after people that watched but didnt give money.
2004-12-28 01:57:49 PM  
I see an untapped market

/rent young boys out to priests by the hour
2004-12-28 01:57:57 PM  
too much coffee.. not enough sleep ..LA LA la llaaaaaa
2004-12-28 01:58:48 PM  
Are there no jails? Are there no poorhouses?
2004-12-28 01:59:24 PM  
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2004-12-28 01:59:29 PM  
Beggers have to come up w/ new tricks to get their money. Traveling and living in big cities has helped me hone my anti-bum skills. They never even approach me these days, and I'm one of those people who usually has *sucker* tattooed on her forehead.
If I see a beggar toting a kid to get some extra $$ I'll tell them to fark off and take the kid to a shelter so they can get real nourishment and care. Shouldn't the kid go into protective custody or something (at least here in America...dunno about anywhere else.)
2004-12-28 01:59:52 PM  
Has anyone ever offered these "Will work for food" guys a job for food and they actually accept it?
2004-12-28 02:01:00 PM  
You sure this isnt supposed to be the parents of "child starzzzz"
2004-12-28 02:01:15 PM  
There were some people who did this near my old town. They'd park a battered car near the lawn by a grocery store or bank, spread a blanket on the grass, and sit there with these two 'adorable' blonde kids. They had a sign that said "Famalye Stranded Need Help" (That's how they spelled it.)

People gave them food, drinks, money, job offers--you name it.

The scam blew up on them when someone started asking questions about the kids. Turned out they were her sister's kids, the guy was her bf, and they were raking in almost $40,000/yr between gifts, money, etc.
2004-12-28 02:01:28 PM  
I use to give money to street folks, until one of them stabbed my friend in the chest for saying "no" out in Oakland... so now they can all fark off.
2004-12-28 02:01:45 PM  
This needs a COOL or AMUSING tag.
2004-12-28 02:02:02 PM  
Has anyone ever offered these "Will work for food" guys a job for food and they actually accept it?

I don't know many bums who can program in c#
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