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I expected atleast 3 run-on sentences disputing the argument. I guess I got my hopes up.

Sadly, I wasn't surprised by his "response".

Where are the cat pictures?!

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a lot of you people need to WAKE THE **** UP!!!

#1) Pan-handling should be ILLEGAL. Begging for money should be ILLEGAL. .

I've got just the place for you, Blue. Because guess what, the actions in advance of the Olympics weren't an anomaly. And don't dare say you don't have money for the plane ticket. Take some pretty pictures for the national and international media while you're there.

Beijing's Olympic Cleanup Sends Migrants and Homeless Packing - WSJ.com

Beijing's Olympic Cleanup Sends Migrants and Homeless Packing

The Olympic Games are an occasion of celebration for many Beijing residents, whose city has been given a facelift ahead of the Games, which start Friday. For Mr. Wang and many others, the Games are a harbinger of economic hardship. The expulsions seem to strike a backward note for a country out to stage an Olympics worthy of its remarkable rise on the global stage. China stands out for how it "forcibly displaces people on such a scale," says Nicholas Bequelin, China research director for the New York activist group Human Rights Watch.

Chinese authorities have defended the practices as meeting the demands of development and social stability and have strongly denied abuses. The central government has cautioned local officials against being overzealous.

Taking into account a government shutdown of the construction projects that employ many migrant workers, hundreds of thousands of migrants may already have been sent packing ahead of the Olympics. Many left in late July, when the city imposed the two-month shutdown. Others were swept out in a pre-Games crackdown on unregistered residents.

Migrant workers aren't the only ones affected. Homeless Beijing residents have been sent to relief centers on the outskirts of the city, while countless others have been forced to temporarily shutter businesses deemed "undesirable," which can include innocuous roadside food vendors to seedy massage parlors.

While a permanent return to the routine authoritarianism of prereform China would likely be impossible, in the short term, and for the Games, citizens such as Mr. Wang are resigned to their fate.

Protests are rare and quickly put down. On Monday, about 20 aggrieved residents briefly gathered near Tiananmen Square to protest their eviction from the Qianmen area without adequate compensation, the Associated Press reported, and were soon forced to disband by members of the local neighborhood committee as police surrounded the area.

As the capital, Beijing also serves as a last resort for petitioners from all over the country who are unable to resolve their problems at the local level, often because of official corruption. In preparing for the Olympics, the city began demolishing the low-rent neighborhoods near long-distance train stations where petitioners typically lived while pursuing their cases.

In late June, the central government launched a nationwide effort to ensure that the number of petitioners in Beijing during the Games is strictly limited. Today, by many estimates, more than 90% of the petitioners, who used to number in the tens of thousands, are gone. Of the 3,000 to 4,000 who remain, many are in hiding, says Liu Anjun, a Beijing advocate for petitioners.

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I vaguely recall a story about Nate Robertson buying a meal for someone on the street. Mike Maroth saw the food going to waste after the post-game spread in the clubhouse, and found a way to donate it to soup kitchens.

The problems of homelessness and poverty are a complex of personal, societal, and economic factors. There probably isn't "a" solution. Given that fact, there probably isn't "a" right response to any one person asking for a handout. Some you'd clearly enable by your contribution. For others, your contribution may make the right difference. It takes a heap of wisdom and grace to do the right thing here.

I'm supposed to do the right thing when presented with a choice. The two examples above were former players' ways of trying to do the right thing. On the other hand, sometimes the right thing is saying no.

But to dismiss a whole group of people, to be more concerned with my annoyance or even fear, to blame "them" for creating a problem for me, isn't right.

As Mrs. Dr. Leo Marvin said, "Right is right."

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I vaguely recall a story about Nate Robertson buying a meal for someone on the street. Mike Maroth saw the food going to waste after the post-game spread in the clubhouse, and found a way to donate it to soup kitchens.

OMG, its Maroth's fault. It all makes sense now.:grin:

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We should feed homeless cats to the homeless people.

Problem solved.

Vote: Antrat in 2012!

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We should feed homeless cats to the homeless people.

Problem solved.

Vote: Antrat in 2012!

AWESOME idea!! You have my vote!!!

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Let me guess: a homeless cat ran off with your beer?:wink:

(quickly checks to make sure my two felines are accounted for)

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Overlooked in all of this discussion so far is the fact that panhandling and homelessness is contagious. Its effects on the community that has to live and work in the area near Woodward and Grand River is clearly demonstrable. Consider, for instance, Carlos Guillen. He only works in that area 81 days a year. Despite this limited exposure he already has a bum knee.

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Soylent green?
Now we can feed the poor too.
Mmmm nutritious!

Let me save you two hours Blue:

8Sp-VFBbjpE

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Plenty of people agree with me. It's just only acceptable to disagree with me.
The victim suit don't fit you, sorry, try again. Actually don't bother trying again, because your pathetic posts here

have landed you on my Ignore list. Sic semper useless trollus.

Edited by DaYooperASBDT

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Overlooked in all of this discussion so far is the fact that panhandling and homelessness is contagious. Its effects on the community that has to live and work in the area near Woodward and Grand River is clearly demonstrable. Consider, for instance, Carlos Guillen. He only works in that area 81 days a year. Despite this limited exposure he already has a bum knee.
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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I've actually never seen the movie... is it worth watching, or is it only worth watching if there is the shadow of a man surrounded by two robots in the picture?

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