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03 Dec 2012 10:33 AM   |   11181 clicks   |   SFGate
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mr_a    [TotalFark]  
It is very important to boldly treat the underlining issues.

03 Dec 2012 09:01 AM
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Kredal    [TotalFark]  
Somebody get that man a piece of pie! That's what he wants!

03 Dec 2012 09:10 AM
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MorrisBird    [TotalFark]  
This is important!!!

03 Dec 2012 09:16 AM
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thismomentinblackhistory     
Pie is code language for booze right?

03 Dec 2012 09:19 AM
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RexTalionis    [TotalFark]  
It's a nice gift, but having a pair of nice boots will make him a target.

03 Dec 2012 09:34 AM
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kid_icarus    [TotalFark]  
These boots are made for walking, but that ain't what they'll do

03 Dec 2012 09:44 AM
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basemetal    [TotalFark]  
No good deed.....

03 Dec 2012 09:47 AM
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wxboy    [TotalFark]  
Underlining? In this context, is that a new way of saying underpants?

If so, fixing a man's underlining issues is quite important.

03 Dec 2012 09:58 AM
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TheHighlandHowler    [TotalFark]  
Bare feet=more donations

03 Dec 2012 09:59 AM
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ginandbacon    [TotalFark]  
That we allow our mentally ill to live like this is just abhorrent. I truly admire that officer for trying to help, but individuals can't overcome diseases this insidious. We need to, and can, do better. There is no excuse for this in the wealthiest nation on the planet.

03 Dec 2012 10:06 AM
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SlothB77    [TotalFark]  
A microcosm of the War on Poverty(tm)

03 Dec 2012 10:18 AM
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Dynascape    [TotalFark]  
www.funkyretrocool.com

03 Dec 2012 10:36 AM
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Mr_Fabulous     

mr_a: It is very important to boldly treat the underlining issues.


I lol'ed. Sorry I compared your intelligence (unfavorably) to Bob Costas in the other thread.

03 Dec 2012 10:37 AM
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Happy Hours     

RexTalionis: It's a nice gift, but having a pair of nice boots will make him a target.


Give him some rags to wrap around the boots.

If you're homeless I imagine you would value keeping your feet warm and comfortable more than making a fashion statement.

Then again this guy may have just wanted booze more.

03 Dec 2012 10:37 AM
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snocone    [TotalFark]  
This is the cop I grew up with.
Shame ya'll rarely meet him these days.

03 Dec 2012 10:38 AM
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Smoky Dragon Dish    [TotalFark]  
Sad

03 Dec 2012 10:39 AM
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ICDedPpl     
He wants a piece of the pie? Quick, someone set this guy up with a free Facebook account and shift over 75% of those "Likes". I think 75% is a fair cut.

03 Dec 2012 10:41 AM
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InspectorZero     
Hate to say it, but how much you want to bet he sold/swapped them for some sauce?

03 Dec 2012 10:41 AM
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Snarfangel     

mr_a: It is very important to boldly treat the underlining issues

where no issues have been treated before! 

--Shoe Trek

03 Dec 2012 10:42 AM
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BalugaJoe    [TotalFark]  
The cake is a lie.

03 Dec 2012 10:42 AM
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BarkingUnicorn    [TotalFark]  

ginandbacon: That we allow our mentally ill to live like this is just abhorrent. I truly admire that officer for trying to help, but individuals can't overcome diseases this insidious. We need to, and can, do better. There is no excuse for this in the wealthiest nation on the planet.


He hid the boots because he knew he'd be mugged for them. I don't see any mental illness in that.

03 Dec 2012 10:42 AM
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LesserEvil    [TotalFark]  
Here you go, shoeless, homeless moran, your piece of the pie for that picture:

i.imgur.com

03 Dec 2012 10:43 AM
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grandma's famous pot pie recipe     
Is it possible this guy might not actually be homeless? Just playing a shoeless bum because it happens to be profitable?

/cynic

03 Dec 2012 10:43 AM
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Nana's Vibrator    [TotalFark]  
I didn't read any of the original threads if there were any, but someone had to have called this. Homeless people are homeless for a reason. They deserve our efforts and our passion, but you have to be willing to accept that, for many, your help is temporary. I sort of think of it as treating a terminally ill patient. Just make it as reasonably comfortable and dignified as you can while they're still on earth.

03 Dec 2012 10:43 AM
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cig-mkr     
Actually he probably sold them for a bottle on MD 20 20
/cynical old bastard

03 Dec 2012 10:44 AM
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litmusdragon     
Ow, right in the grammar box.

03 Dec 2012 10:44 AM
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mrlewish     
I have a solution. Cut the man's feet off that way he can sell his boots for much needed cash.

03 Dec 2012 10:45 AM
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Tax Boy     

ginandbacon: That we allow our mentally ill to live like this is just abhorrent. I truly admire that officer for trying to help, but individuals can't overcome diseases this insidious. We need to, and can, do better. There is no excuse for this in the wealthiest nation on the planet.


www.boingboing.net

03 Dec 2012 10:45 AM
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BalugaJoe    [TotalFark]  

grandma's famous pot pie recipe: Is it possible this guy might not actually be homeless? Just playing a shoeless bum because it happens to be profitable?

/cynic


He might be a Tisch student or a performance artist.

03 Dec 2012 10:46 AM
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GoodyearPimp     
Hidden at the pawn shop. And they hid 10 bucks in his pocket before he left.

03 Dec 2012 10:46 AM
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Mentalpatient87    [TotalFark]  
Those boots are safely tucked away in Boone's Farm.

03 Dec 2012 10:47 AM
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ristst     
"hidden because they're worth a lot of money"

More like "I pawned them and bought a buncha Richard's Wild Irish Rose"

03 Dec 2012 10:48 AM
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indarwinsshadow     

thismomentinblackhistory: Pie is code language for booze right?


I would have said meth or crack.

03 Dec 2012 10:48 AM
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Godscrack     
Fake photo-op by the cop. And right before Christmas.

Badge-lickers are creaming their pants because one cop bought a homeless man shoes. They have no idea how many laws there that target poor people and the homeless in many states. In many states it's illegal to give homeless people food, clothing or money without a 'permit'. And police are more than enthusiastic about enforcing these laws.

Homeless people die terrible deaths. Even in jail. And it's easy for poor/homeless people to just disappear. People don't care. Police don't care. Police say they're all criminals, just because of the sins of a few. Naturally, they treat them all the same way.

If the day comes when a disaster hits this planet, changing everyone's way of life and the way people live. People will all be on the same level. Money wont matter, it will have no value. All you have is your true character.

03 Dec 2012 10:48 AM
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victrin     

ginandbacon: That we allow our mentally ill to live like this is just abhorrent. I truly admire that officer for trying to help, but individuals can't overcome diseases this insidious. We need to, and can, do better. There is no excuse for this in the wealthiest nation on the planet.


I wholeheartedly agree, but something I've witnessed while living in Manhattan is people's unwillingness to accept that they need help. Patients' rights are that they can refuse treatment, so being forcibly committed is extremely difficult. Just the other day, I rode the train with a woman who burst out shrieking at the top of her lungs because she thought the other commuters' newspapers, if read on the train, would pose a deadly threat (Seemed like OCD/Schizophrenia). It was terrifying, but the woman didn't see anything wrong with her fears and didn't seem to realize the problem. She was normal, we were the fools with the deadly newspapers.

As a side note, I wouldn't give someone who is homeless any trade-able good; not because "he'll just sell it for crack", but because it could make him/her an easy mark for theft and attack. I will give them food, but if you'd like to donate, give to homeless shelters and outreach programs.

03 Dec 2012 10:48 AM
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Harry Freakstorm    [TotalFark]  
Give a man a bus ticket to Florida and he becomes a problem for someone else.

03 Dec 2012 10:48 AM
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Sarsin     

LesserEvil: Here you go, shoeless, homeless moran, your piece of the pie for that picture:


One, two, three four, Jeffrey deserves more.....money

03 Dec 2012 10:49 AM
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ristst     
Damn, you guys are fast. There were no references to rot-gut wine, and in the 1 minute it took me to write my post almost every brand was mentioned!

03 Dec 2012 10:49 AM
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Shtetl G     

ginandbacon: That we allow our mentally ill to live like this is just abhorrent. I truly admire that officer for trying to help, but individuals can't overcome diseases this insidious. We need to, and can, do better. There is no excuse for this in the wealthiest nation on the planet.


We actually used to institutionalize the mentally ill. But then people would put Aunt Ginny in the asylum to get her house or put their wild son Ronny or their gay son Ronny in an asylum because he was just too hard to handle. The only answer was to swing the pendulum 100% the other way and close down all the Asylums and make it very hard to institutionalize anyone. So instead of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Next, you get the streets full of the Mentally Ill. Progress!

//I have no idea how to solve this problem but there must be some middle ground somewhere that protects people while letting those that need help get help even against their unstable will.

03 Dec 2012 10:49 AM
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trickymoo     
Hid them? LOL!!!

03 Dec 2012 10:49 AM
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Nana's Vibrator    [TotalFark]  

Tax Boy: ginandbacon: That we allow our mentally ill to live like this is just abhorrent. I truly admire that officer for trying to help, but individuals can't overcome diseases this insidious. We need to, and can, do better. There is no excuse for this in the wealthiest nation on the planet.

[www.boingboing.net image 368x340]


I think the adage is (too lazy to look it up) that if each nation gave up just 1% of its GDP $, all poverty could be eradicated.

03 Dec 2012 10:50 AM
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indarwinsshadow     

grandma's famous pot pie recipe: Is it possible this guy might not actually be homeless? Just playing a shoeless bum because it happens to be profitable?

/cynic


upload.wikimedia.org
Blind Willie

Synopsis:

First published in the limited edition, Six Stories, this story tells of a man who pretends to be blind and makes his living panhandling on the streets of New York. In the past, bribing the police has kept him from being arrested but he has finally met one who may not take money for an answer.

03 Dec 2012 10:51 AM
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indarwinsshadow     

Godscrack: Fake photo-op by the cop. And right before Christmas.

Badge-lickers are creaming their pants because one cop bought a homeless man shoes. They have no idea how many laws there that target poor people and the homeless in many states. In many states it's illegal to give homeless people food, clothing or money without a 'permit'. And police are more than enthusiastic about enforcing these laws.

Homeless people die terrible deaths. Even in jail. And it's easy for poor/homeless people to just disappear. People don't care. Police don't care. Police say they're all criminals, just because of the sins of a few. Naturally, they treat them all the same way.

If the day comes when a disaster hits this planet, changing everyone's way of life and the way people live. People will all be on the same level. Money wont matter, it will have no value. All you have is your true character.


Yep. You're a douche.

03 Dec 2012 10:52 AM
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Snarfangel     

ristst: Damn, you guys are fast. There were no references to rot-gut wine, and in the 1 minute it took me to write my post almost every brand was mentioned!


You are dealing with a website full of rotgut wine connoisseurs.

/September 24th was a fine vintage, by the way.

03 Dec 2012 10:53 AM
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Perducci     
This is a prime example of why you should donate to homeless shelters and reputable aid organizations and NOT give donations directly to homeless people. Not only will the charity prioritize your donation to get to the people who need or deserve it the most, many also provide the vital service of following up with the recipient and working with them for the longer-term.

03 Dec 2012 10:54 AM
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andyofne     
Did the photographer make any money from her photo?

03 Dec 2012 10:56 AM
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willfullyobscure     

indarwinsshadow: grandma's famous pot pie recipe: Is it possible this guy might not actually be homeless? Just playing a shoeless bum because it happens to be profitable?

/cynic

[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x298]
Blind Willie

Synopsis:

First published in the limited edition, Six Stories, this story tells of a man who pretends to be blind and makes his living panhandling on the streets of New York. In the past, bribing the police has kept him from being arrested but he has finally met one who may not take money for an answer.


Blatant ripoff

03 Dec 2012 10:56 AM
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zabadu     

ginandbacon: That we allow our mentally ill to live like this is just abhorrent. I truly admire that officer for trying to help, but individuals can't overcome diseases this insidious. We need to, and can, do better. There is no excuse for this in the wealthiest nation on the planet.


You can thank Ronald Reagan for that.

03 Dec 2012 10:57 AM
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occamswrist     
Shouldn't the woman who took the picture be arrested for photographing the cops?

03 Dec 2012 10:57 AM
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Munden     
Underlying issues ehy? Is podectomy a thing? Should I start an indiegogo foot removal page?

03 Dec 2012 10:58 AM
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