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Homeless man's boot's gone already, man wants "piece of the pie"

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Actually yes....read the last line of the article.

"We love our brother very much," Kirk Hillman told the Daily News. "Our door is always open to him, but this is a lifestyle he's chosen."

The guy has options, but choses to live on the street.

Right. The two lines I quoted in my post.

The point was not to clarify whether of not the gentleman was homeless by choice. Rather, g5 said "There is a reason he's in the situation he's in." in the preceding post and I was commenting on that.

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Actually yes....read the last line of the article.

"We love our brother very much," Kirk Hillman told the Daily News. "Our door is always open to him, but this is a lifestyle he's chosen."

The guy has options, but choses to live on the street.

There are many people (and families) that are on the streets because they have no other options. If they are willing to work to improve their situation, I am all for helping them get back on their feet.

However, you do have to understand that there are people who live this way because they chose to.

Maybe his family abuses him ... they certainly aren't going to tell the media that. Maybe there's a reason he doesn't go live with them.

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Maybe his family abuses him ... they certainly aren't going to tell the media that. Maybe there's a reason he doesn't go live with them.

Maybe they wont let him give blowjobs in the living room to support his crack habit.

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FWIW He is not homeless, he has an apartment in the Bronx.

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i know this is difficult for you, but many homeless people aren't junkies and alcoholics.

They are not, but many DO have mental illnesses. Out of their control, but it doesn't change the fact that any 'help' you give is likely to be squandered.

My girlfriend's sister is a psychiatrist that deals with homeless people regularly. She said about 8/10 homeless people she encounters has some sort of moderate to severe mental illness that prevents them from making responsible decisions with regularity or holding a job.

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They are not, but many DO have mental illnesses. Out of their control, but it doesn't change the fact that any 'help' you give is likely to be squandered.

My girlfriend's sister is a psychiatrist that deals with homeless people regularly. She said about 8/10 homeless people she encounters has some sort of moderate to severe mental illness that prevents them from making responsible decisions with regularity or holding a job.

oh absolutely... i'm not suggesting that giving them money is necessarily the right thing to do... but to sit on a high-horse and say everyone who gives people money is an idiot and that somehow one is helping them MORE if you don't help is misanthropic.

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oh absolutely... i'm not suggesting that giving them money is necessarily the right thing to do... but to sit on a high-horse and say everyone who gives people money is an idiot and that somehow one is helping them MORE if you don't help is misanthropic.

You're calling me a misanthrope? You've crossed the line, pal!

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You're calling me a misanthrope? You've crossed the line, pal!

Evidently Mr. Ringo's an educated man. Now I really hate him.

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Evidently Mr. Ringo's an educated man. Now I really hate him.

I thought you were going to say "if the shoe fits, don't wear it...sell it for booze money."

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