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said by inteller:They are getting paid aren't they? That is how low our society has sunk, that paying someone to work is considered dehumanizing. But giving them welfare is not. Talk about values being backwards!!
you know I never thought I'd see the dehumanizing via capitalism during my lifetime but it looks like we are already there.
I'm sure as soon as we can figure out how to tap into their brain waves as a source of energy we will have "solved" our homeless problem.
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
I agree. If these were gorgeous spokesmodels out doing the exact same thing, no one would bat an eye.
There's a LOT of hypocrisy in the position that if someone can support themselves and convince others there's value in looking good or having an enviable lifestyle, then it's good, but if someone does the exact same thing in the opposite direction (looks "bad" has an unfortunate living situation) and is smart enough to turn their disadvantage into a functional situation, that's somehow wrong and reprehensible.
If someone's prepared to make money and potentially advance themselves solely with their looks and lifestyle, it shouldn't matter one bit to the "enlightened" members of our culture if those looks are good or bad. They've got a job. More power to 'em and the companies willing to utilize their willingness to participate.
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A defense of the homeless hotspot program by those who initiated it:
fiberguyMy views are my own.Premium
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The very goons that want to "help" the homeless LOVE to victimize them at every turn too.. they bleeding hearts LOVE to take the homeless and classify them as people that are on the same level as mentally ill people or something it seems.
There are a LOT of homeless people that are not ill or sick, rather, they are either down on their luck, too lazy to work and want handouts, or drug users (to which I could care less about them anyway..) But the point is that somehow the bleeding heart liberals LOVE to live by this unwritten rule that somehow these people are untouchable, that is unless you're touching them with other people's money.
I mean really, just look at the attention this is bringing to the homeless.. I thought they liked the attention.
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DKSDamn Kidney StonesPremium,ExMod 2002
Owen Sound, ON
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said by fiberguy:And the reality is that people with mental health issues (usually undiagnosed) are self-medicating with street drugs and/or alcohol because their mental health issues are undiagnosed... many are not capable of holding a job nor should they be expected to... especially with undiagnosed mental health issues. "Down on their luck" or "too lazy" are simply badly informed judgments of a much larger problem.
There are a LOT of homeless people that are not ill or sick, rather, they are either down on their luck, too lazy to work and want handouts, or drug users (to which I could care less about them anyway..)
Need-based health care not greed-based health care.