WTF "Sign" people on the median strip. Now a new wrinkle.

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  1. Craignor

    Craignor Bodymore, Murderland VIP

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    i have seen these people for decades, not sure why the cops don't run them off, standing there has got to be illegal, they are in a dangerous spot, they could get hurt there by a car running up on the median strip, or fall over/pass out in front of our cars.

    I have noticed the demographics of the sign people has changed over the last few years, they used to be older, disabled, or crazy, now I am seeing a lot of seemingly able bodies white men and women, standing there, or walking up and down the strip, or even between lanes of traffic. Almost hit one the other day as the light turned green he was trying to get back to the median, and walked out from in front of a van, right in front of me.

    The new wrinkle is I have seen some checking their smart phones as they stand there...that has got to be bad for business but I guess they are not Bill Gates. How can you ask me for money, if you have enough money for a cell phone and a plan?

    Anyone else see this?
     
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    BrerJimmy Well-Known Member

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    Force them to get solicitor licenses. If they don't have one, run em in!

    With more and more states legalizing weed, we're gonna have extra space to fill in our jails, fill em up.

    Or just sick animal control on them. Dart em, net em, and release them back into a ghetto far away from civilized society.
     
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    x76 Well-Known Member

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    Cell phones are not very unusual any more.
     
  4. Asshat13

    Asshat13 Well-Known Member

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    there is a strip club in town. during the afternoons i have seen some girls from the club the street pretending to be homeless i guess, and pan handling for money.
     
  5. AcquiringSignal

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    That I can get behind.
     
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    hidden dragon the princess of darkness Staff Member

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    I can't imagine it being safe at all standing in the median. I've noticed a young Hispanic guy who needs to use a cane doing that for a while on a very busy street in my town. I worried he was going to get hit one day since some drivers here are crappy drivers.
     
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    Hamster Well-Known Member

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    Tracfone is $10 at Walmart and you can get 30 minutes for $9.99
     
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    Sweet. Debtor's prison!
    What every civilized society should have!
     
  9. BrerJimmy

    BrerJimmy Well-Known Member

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    How do you think he got the cane in the first place?
     
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    hidden dragon the princess of darkness Staff Member

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    True.
     
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    When you have well meaning idiots who encourage this behavior by giving them money, it's pretty easy to afford a cell phone on $100/day -- for not working.

    I work too hard for my money to literally just throw it out the window. Fuck em
     
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    Winst Well-Known Member VIP

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    In many parts of my area it is a slightly organized/coordinated effort.
    It has been covered by various media outlets.
     
  13. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    When I lived in Palm Beach County they had it all organized. In the winter a flood of 'homeless" would arrive to escape the cold temps up north, I suppose. They had uniforms, banners, and there were big packs of them at major intersections, all the time.
     
  14. LonghornJ

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    Are you talking about homeless people or the assholes that stand there and spin the "10% off at brokedick jewelry and pawn" signs around their heads?
     
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    A lot of them are quasi fakes here, they collect money for a few hours then get in cars to go wherever they live, not rich people but not homeless either.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Debtor's prison was for those who obtained credit and failed to repay, not poor people begging. You might go to jail for begging, but probably a regular one and probably not for long.

    There are plenty of charities even today that will happily feed you and house you in return for helping out at the facility , behaving yourself, and making some attempt to better yourself. But being asshole Christians and Jews, they usually insist you don't use their charity so that you free up cash for drugs and booze.

    This was how it worked almost entirely before government got involved in the 60's and actively encouraged more people to take a "work just ain't me" approach to life.

    The number of people in poverty hasn't budged an inch despite spending trillions of dollars taken by force from others. Real charity is voluntary. It has the effect of ensuring that deadbeats don't get money that should be going to the blind, infirm, elderly, mentally ill, and other disabled who cannot work.

    Note the downward trend line until the late 60's. I wonder what changed a little before that?



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    I watched a family once with signs, all sad looking... I was parked waiting for my wife and kids to come out of a store.

    While I waited the dad went back a couple lots over and laid down in the back of his brand new Honda Odyssey Touring edition. I was more upset that I had the version one lower than him.
     
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    Maybe the fact that any real manufacturing or labor jobs that undereducated qualify for ... flew the coup to Asia ?
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Somebody put the kiabash on improving black prosperity. Thanks LBJ!
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  20. Sea Slob

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    We've got the guy that apparently runs out of gas at the same place all the time because he's always holding up an empty gas can and just needs a few bucks to get to where he's going. :grad: