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Nov 26, 2008 11:33 |  #1

Was intrigued to watch the amount of people walk past this guy on an overpass in Vegas, felt so sorry for him (I did give him some cash). Must be soul destroying no matter the reason you end up in this position.


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Nov 26, 2008 11:41 |  #2

It's extra hard especially with the holidays upon us... Some of us have been blessed while others struggle with everyday life... Although we don't how he got to this point in his life, it's still heart-wrenching to say the least... Thanks Mickdo for illustrating what Thanksgiving is by giving him some $$$...

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Nov 26, 2008 11:46 |  #3

Sorry to admit this but I am one of those people that walk by. Not that I have no heart, but because too many pan handle just to get to the liquor store and spend it. I also watched one beggar get a quarter and the guy started cussing and swearing at the giver telling that person how cheap they were.

True, some get there and do their best just to make it one day at a time, but from my experience I just assume they are begging for another bottle. And that to me is a self created situation.

In fact the local news actually offered someone with a sign saying the person needed work, so they offered them a job and the offer was turned down.




  
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Nov 26, 2008 11:51 |  #4

Don't get me wrong there are many times I walk by as well, It was just that this was Vegas with all that that involves. It would be a better picture if I could have shown that.




  
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Nov 26, 2008 11:51 |  #5

The problem is you never know who is actually in need and who is not. My wife and I handed a couple dollars to a man and woman we passed on the road begging. A little while later we went to the food store and there they were outside doing scratch off lottery tickets. Oh well...


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Nov 26, 2008 11:55 |  #6

hawkeye60 wrote in post #6763541 (external link)
The problem is you never know who is actually in need and who is not. My wife and I handed a couple dollars to a man and woman we passed on the road begging. A little while later we went to the food store and there they were outside doing scratch off lottery tickets. Oh well...

Did they win? ;)


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Nov 26, 2008 12:12 |  #7

shooterman wrote in post #6763562 (external link)
Did they win? ;)

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Nov 26, 2008 12:19 |  #8

plenty of ways to gamble in that town! lol.




  
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Nov 26, 2008 14:02 |  #9

I think everyone should walk on by. It's the people who don't that encourage this type of behavior. There are plenty of organizations out there to help these individuals without them having to do panhandling.

It's not too bad in Vegas but in SF the panhandlers have gotten quite aggressive.


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Nov 26, 2008 15:00 |  #10

Good grief




  
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Nov 27, 2008 18:13 |  #11

mickdo100 wrote in post #6763540 (external link)
It was just that this was Vegas with all that that involves.

as a resident in Vegas, I'm not sure what you're implying "with all that that involves". it's no different to live here and be down on your luck than it would be anywhere else, except i think people here actually probably get more handouts than people in other places because of the high volume of tourists who see vegas as a party/money making place.

Moose408 wrote in post #6764202 (external link)
It's not too bad in Vegas but in SF the panhandlers have gotten quite aggressive.


I actually get approached everywhere I go. And on the major streets, they walk up and down between cars stopped at the traffic lights. There are also many homeless individuals who have gotten very physically intimidating on numerous occasions.




  
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Nov 28, 2008 12:34 |  #12

Thanks for the comment on the photograph Sharon, very kind of you.




  
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