Robots Keep the Homeless Away in San Francisco

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To what end would giving them ANYTHING help them? All it does is encourage them to keep begging. Even feeding them has become a problem the same way as feeding wild animals is a problem. If you keep feeding them, they keep coming back for more. These are simply people that want to live a life of being a parasite on society. Fine, but there are consequences to their decisions and enablers aren't doing them any favors. Giving them a meal makes you "feel good", but does nothing in the end to help them anymore than if you had simply ignored them.

And yes, in my younger more naive years I did give them a dollar here, a spare taco I wasn't going to eat there, you know what stopped me? When one guy I gave some food to asked me "is that all you white people have these days? How about some change so I can get something to drink?". The prick wasn't thankful, he was a total entitled asshole (racist too but that didn't bother me so much). Here I was giving him food FOR FREE and he wanted more. I found out that my scenario is not unique and is becoming more and more common as the homeless population grows.
That's the problem you let one guy stop you.....if that's the case then all welfare programs and social programs should stop because people abuse those systems more wildly.....Get my point? That guy deserves to be on the street sure, fine, but someone else might be more grateful....you never know who's life you can change by one simple act that's all i'm saying.
 

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Next time you are applying for jobs, in the space where it asked for an address put "Homeless" and see how it goes. Be sure to look and smell homeless when you show up too.
It's actually funny you mention that, because at a place I worked years and years ago the easiest method we had to deal with vagrants out front begging for stuff was to hand them a job application.
 

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Those do gooders should've helped the homeless already. Oh no we don't want to help them, but don't send them away from campus grounds. So that's the standard you care about the homeless problem? It seems to me that all you care about is your own conscience. If you really want to help them help them, volunteer, donate, whatever, but allowing them on grounds where they have no business being is no help, it's just virtue signalling.
 
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All you need to do is dry up the supply of crumpled hats and pocket lint and they'll shuffle off to LA.
 

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Funny how those socialist campuses sure don't want to deal with socialist problems......
 

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That's the problem you let one guy stop you.....if that's the case then all welfare programs and social programs should stop because people abuse those systems more wildly.....Get my point? That guy deserves to be on the street sure, fine, but someone else might be more grateful....you never know who's life you can change by one simple act that's all i'm saying.

All welfare programs should stop, but that's another topic.

To think that giving a meal to somebody is going to change their life is naive. Real life isn't the movies, they aren't going to suddenly pick themselves up off the streets and change their ways just because you gave them a cheeseburger. If you truly want to help, then by all means do it, but don't chastise those that have no interest in doing so. These people are fully grown and are not our problem, and there is no reasonable expectation that they should be my problem.
 

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It's actually funny you mention that, because at a place I worked years and years ago the easiest method we had to deal with vagrants out front begging for stuff was to hand them a job application.

That might be a good idea actually. Get a stack of applications from your nears McD's (if they even do paper applications anymore), then when a vagrant approaches you for food or money, hand them an application! Assuming they can read, maybe a few might try. It would certainly be better than food or a few dollars.
 

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so the tree that gives people presents isn't a symbol of giving because it makes you uncomfortable?
The tree gives presents? Well fuck me everyone should ask the stores for a refund then, because they're just buying shit that they don't have to.

You held your child close when a man asked you for money then you said the man deserved to be killed for it on the internet later because he was rude to you.
Yes I did, so what? You think because I said something later on to people on a message board that equates to "giving a lesson" to my child? I'm pretty sure you have no idea what "lesson" means.

But Merry Christmas to you as well.
 

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We are in the 12 days of christmas and you folks are talking/acting awful to/about the worst off of all of us. It's not right. I'm sorry, I was raised different than this.
So if this post was done last week, it would be somehow less bad because it is not during the 12 days of Christmas (and seriously if you're going to be this much of a high horse about this, at least capitalize the name of the holiday that you are in such deep revery of, show some god damn respect! :D)
 

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That might be a good idea actually. Get a stack of applications from your nears McD's (if they even do paper applications anymore), then when a vagrant approaches you for food or money, hand them an application! Assuming they can read, maybe a few might try. It would certainly be better than food or a few dollars.

I was in SF with a class going through some training out in the streets there. They came back with several stories about their encounters with homeless there. One guy reported seeing this woman get up from the bench at the bus stop, walk around behind it, and she dropped her drawers and a deuce on the spot. She just tugged them back up and went right back to her stoop.

What do you think? Maybe she'll use that application to wipe her ass with?
 

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It boggles my mind that anyone would find it ok to simply run the homeless off instead of you know..being a decent fucking human and helping them.

Plenty of people are decen human beings, but you a only go so far or do so much before you get tired of helping someone who is just content in wasting away.

I would be willing to help anyone who is actively trying to turn thier life around and on the other hand I don’t give two shits about leeches to society.
 

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So if this post was done last week, it would be somehow less bad because it is not during the 12 days of Christmas (and seriously if you're going to be this much of a high horse about this, at least capitalize the name of the holiday that you are in such deep revery of, show some god damn respect! :D)

It makes it especially shitty you are pulling it during xmas.

It makes it really fucking awful how far you have gone to justify yourself.

Here's some data, physics, try a little in the future to not be this awful thing you seem so proud of being.
I used to enjoy your posts, there is something very wrong with you. Keep thumping your chest for being like this, it's really awesome.

https://ourworldindata.org/homelessness

You have to be completely out of your mind to disregard the xmas tree as a giant gleaming symbol of giving, you have to ignore all the historical data and inject your own version of things that make you feel more secure. I so sorry you don't have even the simplest grasp of context of the world around you. Good luck raising that kid, you seem pretty fucking clueless.

Don't put a science in your name if you are going ignore data and inject your bias. I think that part rubs me the worst. You are online calling for rude homeless people to be culled, and then you and your buddies attacked me for daring to point out how shitty you were acting. It's not the people being shitty that are the blame, it's me for pointing it out. Father of year, that's you man.
 
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I was in SF with a class going through some training out in the streets there. They came back with several stories about their encounters with homeless there. One guy reported seeing this woman get up from the bench at the bus stop, walk around behind it, and she dropped her drawers and a deuce on the spot. She just tugged them back up and went right back to her stoop.

What do you think? Maybe she'll use that application to wipe her ass with?

And that is all the more evidence that people like that don't want help, they just want handouts. It's still a better option than feeding and paying for them. At least then you can say you really did try.
 

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It makes it especially shitty you are pulling it during xmas.

It makes it really fucking awful how far you have gone to justify yourself.

Here's some data, physics, try a little in the future to not be this awful thing you seem so proud of being.
I used to enjoy your posts, there is something very wrong with you. Keep thumping your chest for being like this, it's really awesome.

https://ourworldindata.org/homelessness

You have to be completely out of your mind to disregard the xmas tree as a giant gleaming symbol of giving, you have to ignore all the historical data and inject your own version of things that make you feel more secure. I so sorry you don't have even the simplest grasp of context of the world around you. Good luck raising that kid, you seem pretty fucking clueless.

Don't put a science in your name if you are going ignore data and inject your bias. I think that part rubs me the worst.


Why?

Because he is making noises you don't like, on a gaming and tech website?

Kyle did I miss something? Is the [H] really popular with homeless peeps these days? Are a bunch of them hanging out here catching up on the the latest that Megalith and the other's post?

Stealthabller123, if a tree shits on a homeless person in the forest, and there's nobody around the smell it ......................... ?

Do we have an injured party in the audience?

OK, all truth, no bullshit ..... if you are a homeless dude Stealthabller123 I'll feel like a turd and have to apologize to you. I'll still be wondering why in fuck you're hanging out at the [H] maybe from the library ... i don't know........ but the apology will be sincere/

I just figure I can play the odds on this one OK
 

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I live in Downtown Phoenix, AZ. The area near my place has had a major homeless problem for years. Many groups an individuals have TRIED to help them over the years. Mental health rehab, and job services have been offered to get these people out of their situations, shelters were set up, people drop off food and water, and the local churches do what they can. The truth is, a lot of these people don't want to be helped! They don't want to do anything at all. So they just lay around pissing and shitting on everything, leaving piles of trash all over the place and generally just wasting their lives away. My point is, you cant help them if they don't want to be helped.

Sound like Seattle. People who want the help get it, and those who don't are all over the streets crapping and injecting themselves. The majority of people you see as homeless in Seattle are simply BUMS, and will take all you give them and more.
 

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I live in Downtown Phoenix, AZ. The area near my place has had a major homeless problem for years. Many groups an individuals have TRIED to help them over the years. Mental health rehab, and job services have been offered to get these people out of their situations, shelters were set up, people drop off food and water, and the local churches do what they can. The truth is, a lot of these people don't want to be helped! They don't want to do anything at all. So they just lay around pissing and shitting on everything, leaving piles of trash all over the place and generally just wasting their lives away. My point is, you cant help them if they don't want to be helped.

This is exactly where I live. I am right against the canal as well with the dirt field right in front of my house. Its a very prime spot.
 

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You're right, they all deserve to be homeless and looked down on because you don't want to deal with any of it.

Don't worry though, more people are about to deserve it with the tax cuts getting pushed through, all while the fed raised rates, it will totally not create any more homeless people that deserve to be homeless.

Merry christmas.

Be sure no one in your family asked for any handouts from santa.

Actually, you're just missing the point entirely here. Im all abojt helping people out when possible. But im not going to support people who break the law. The use of iilegal drugs and automobile vandalism must not be supported.

No one here is saying "I don't believe in helping people." But just because someone is homeless doesn't suddenly mean they're entitled.
 

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I think we're mixing up homeless people with bums. There are homeless people with full-time jobs and good members of society.
 

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It's not virtue signalling, jesus fuckign christ.
spewing bullshit alt right terms doesn't change anything.

It's absurd that you think the guy pointing out that shitting on homeless people during christmas time is super douchy is the one doing wrong and not the people high fiving each other while they talk about shitting on homeless people.

Hey dude this guy says shitting on homeless people is wrong, Let's ridicule him.

Absolutely fucking immoral.

Merry christmas, good day.


Thing is stealthballer123, I see something in your posts that I agree with. Something along the lines of X-mas time is supposed to be a time when we take a look at ourselves, that we take a moment and do something for someone, some kindness, that we just never seem to have time to think about most of the year. It's like a reminder that we can take a short break from worrying just about ourselves and our own, and for a moment do something kind for a stranger who isn't doing as well as we are, no matter where you are on that scale, usually someone is a rung down from where we are sitting on that ladder. So I get that, I think most all the guys here get that.

But what we also get, is that some people deserve some help, and other people have been offered every kind of help there is and won't make good use of it no matter what. The label "homeless" is not one size fits all.

Maybe you can find a way to extend just a little credit to the douche bags that maybe they are "shitting" on a particular species of homeless and not take it for granted that we are shitting on good people suffering from bad times and that instead we are directing our comments against those who actually deserve some ridicule not because they are in bad shape, but because they choose to be there and take advantage of those who would really want to help someone who needs it.

And Merry Christmas to you as well.
 

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No one here is saying "I don't believe in helping people."
To what end would giving them ANYTHING help them? All it does is encourage them to keep begging. Even feeding them has become a problem the same way as feeding wild animals is a problem. If you keep feeding them, they keep coming back for more. These are simply people that want to live a life of being a parasite on society.
Well we're certainly trying to blur the line at least.
 

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I volunteered at a local food bank for a few years. We got food from local businesses, trucked it to a church basement, set up tables and created meal prep plans based on what we had available each month. We also had county workers set up for state benefits, health care, housing, etc.

It was a tough few years to say the least. I lost a lot of faith in humanity. Generally speaking, it was the most entitled group of people I ever interacted with. They would bitch and complain that they got 5 pounds of frozen chicken last month and it's chicken again this month. Note, this was in addition to other seasonal or available protean offered each month. Some things like chicken, potatoes/rice, canned vegetable, were staples that we had every month from corporate sponsors. They complained about the boxed goods and canned goods, the fresh fruit that was available... They complained about everything.

This was all free food, no cost to them. It was shelf ready. name brand, good food that they complained about. Our servings were based on household and current nutrition guidelines. That is, they received a mix of food for the entire family. For free. Never mind their food stamps and other benefits.

The last straw was seeing how much of the free food was sold for cash that went to tobacco and alcohol, or was just thrown away outside the church.

So call me heartless or call me cold when I walk by a homeless person. But I have seen what is available to them. Not just in resources and goods, but in human capital. The time I spent with dozens of others to help the needy, only to be bitched at, and to have perfect food tossed aside, has made me jaded.

With that being said, I absolutely encourage everyone to volunteer and help at least once. There are a few, so very few, who actually want and appreciate your help. And you'll also get to see the real side of so many hot button issues and form your own opinion.
 

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I think we're mixing up homeless people with bums. There are homeless people with full-time jobs and good members of society.

I'm thinking that's mostly a little rare.

That site that Stealthballer123 pointed out above said that there is a good half a million homeless peeps in the US on any given night. I'm thinking that the percentage that have paying jobs are rather low and certainly far from common among them.
 

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I volunteered at a local food bank for a few years. We got food from local businesses, trucked it to a church basement, set up tables and created meal prep plans based on what we had available each month. We also had county workers set up for state benefits, health care, housing, etc.

It was a tough few years to say the least. I lost a lot of faith in humanity. Generally speaking, it was the most entitled group of people I ever interacted with. They would bitch and complain that they got 5 pounds of frozen chicken last month and it's chicken again this month. Note, this was in addition to other seasonal or available protean offered each month. Some things like chicken, potatoes/rice, canned vegetable, were staples that we had every month from corporate sponsors. They complained about the boxed goods and canned goods, the fresh fruit that was available... They complained about everything.

This was all free food, no cost to them. It was shelf ready. name brand, good food that they complained about. Our servings were based on household and current nutrition guidelines. That is, they received a mix of food for the entire family. For free. Never mind their food stamps and other benefits.

The last straw was seeing how much of the free food was sold for cash that went to tobacco and alcohol, or was just thrown away outside the church.

So call me heartless or call me cold when I walk by a homeless person. But I have seen what is available to them. Not just in resources and goods, but in human capital. The time I spent with dozens of others to help the needy, only to be bitched at, and to have perfect food tossed aside, has made me jaded.

With that being said, I absolutely encourage everyone to volunteer and help at least once. There are a few, so very few, who actually want and appreciate your help. And you'll also get to see the real side of so many hot button issues and form your own opinion.

Same experience here.. Some folks I truly felt bad for and I thought absolutely deserved the various government entitlements. Some of these people were just messed up in the head and really should have been in a mental asylum. Unfortunately we just don't have these institutions in place anymore for people who actually have mental problems.

That being said - The majority of people I interfaced with were people that had absolutely no mental/physical problems and were what I would call 'generational welfare recipients'. Due to the structure of our welfare/entitlement programs since the mid/late 60's you've got multiple generations of people now who live like this because the entitlements exist to allow them to do so. These people are also typically completely ungrateful and tend to put the blame on everyone but themselves. You could give a person like this ten million dollars and they'd blow through it in a matter of years and be right back out on the streets again. They simply don't know how to support themselves, and the system has been designed to where they are never weened off the government's tit. I'll note that this is largely by design by 'progressive' politicians. The more folks the left can suck into welfare programs and make dependent on the government the more votes they'll have.
 

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I can't read your posts man.(physics)

No point in telling immoral people they are being immoral. You embrace it these days.
I hope for the best for you and your child. You are on the wrong path.

I got a masters in social psychology, I got a masters in criminal justice, I got undergrad degrees in psychology, sociology, and criminal justice.

This path your on and those that embrace it and encourage it, that's the path of civil war.

It's my job as a patriot to tell you when you are being shitty to other americans. You're being shitty to other americans. I care about this country and I needed to let you know.
Relax with the victimhood. You're doing far better than the guys that eat out of dumpsters.
 
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It's wrong to assume all those asking for help are scumbags because a small percentage of those asking for help are scumbags.

It's not right.
This is 100 percent the worst time of year to be pushing that narrative.

Be better than this, we are fucking americans. Be better than this.
 

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Fuck it, I am drunk, let's play bonding games.


My ex wife took my kids in 2013, she then joined a cult. December of 2013 my ex wife took my 2 children to a cult compound and she signed up quick. They then spent 12 months extorting me for 122k. I messaged kyle during all of this, I have been a member since 2001, and I was told by kyle I was only allowed to talk about it if I was a paying member. I was fucking broke and begging for help, and kyle decided I should pay him for the privilege of voicing that opinion.

I don't honestly give a single fuck if you listen to me. This site is a coalition of immoral people looking for a handout(cut my taxes!!!!!).

You're awful fucking people.AWFUL.
 

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http://gccalliance.org/important-pictures/

That guy was telling my daughter the only way to salvation was through fucking him and kyle is telling me I can't talk about it unless I pay him.

And you guys are willing to pull the moral high ground now.
Swearing in a news story? How can you! It's almost Christmas! I'm going to go watch a Hallmark movie about people learning to love again, and something with a dog.
But seriously, that's terrible about your kids and the cult. I sincerely hope you are able to turn things around. Don't let the bastards get you down.
 

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Swearing in a news story? How can you! It's almost Christmas! I'm going to go watch a Hallmark movie about people learning to love again, and something with a dog.
But seriously, that's terrible about your kids and the cult. I sincerely hope you are able to turn things around. Don't let the bastards get you down.

My dad's dying of cancer and I found a way to let my kids know.
she(my daughter) told me to go fuck myself for ruining her life.

there is no positive outcome. My life is a complete waste.
I am not out of line for trying to make a difference in those who aren't in my position.

we can be so much more than this.
 

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Sorry, I lost it.

my little girl called me to cuss me out after not talking to her for years and it crushed me. My bad.
 
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