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San Antonio makes being charitable illegal.

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  • Sparko
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    Originally posted by Epoetker View Post
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    Get out of my thread Epo. I am sick of you dragging racism into every thread you post in.

    In fact, I have reported your post.
    Last edited by QuantaFille; 09-26-2014, 03:01 PM. Reason: Quoting edited text

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  • Epoetker
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    Originally posted by Sparko View Post
    yeah we have that problem too. But the solution is not to make it illegal to ask for or receive help. The solution is to arrest the scam artists.
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    Moderated By: QuantaFille

    Seriously, tone down the racism.

    ***If you wish to take issue with this notice DO NOT do so in this thread.***
    Contact the forum moderator or an administrator in Private Message or email instead. If you feel you must publicly complain or whine, please take it to the Padded Room unless told otherwise.

    Last edited by QuantaFille; 09-26-2014, 03:00 PM.

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  • Sparko
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    Originally posted by Epoetker View Post
    From what I remember of San Antonio, I'm guessing they're doing this because the career panhandlers were at every major freeway intersection, turnaround, gas station, and fast food place with a drive-through. I'll bet dollars to fishrags they take more in during a normal day than the poor guys still trying to sell newspapers, of all things(why would you ever?) but the law sounds like it's more motivated by worry over a recognized traffic hazard than anything else.

    That and tourist towns tend to have uneasy relationships with their panhandlers at best.
    yeah we have that problem too. But the solution is not to make it illegal to ask for or receive help. The solution is to arrest the scam artists.

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  • Epoetker
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    From what I remember of San Antonio, I'm guessing they're doing this because the career panhandlers were at every major freeway intersection, turnaround, gas station, and fast food place with a drive-through. I'll bet dollars to fishrags they take more in during a normal day than the poor guys still trying to sell newspapers, of all things(why would you ever?) but the law sounds like it's more motivated by worry over a recognized traffic hazard than anything else.

    That and tourist towns tend to have uneasy relationships with their panhandlers at best.

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  • Manwë Súlimo
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    This is a situation where it's absolutely permissible to say "frak you!" to the Law.

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  • Jedidiah
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    Originally posted by lilpixieofterror View Post
    The motto of government:

    "If you think the problems we create are bad, just wait till you see our solutions."
    http://www.despair.com/government.html

    Amen, kid.

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  • lilpixieofterror
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    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    We know of several Churches that used to serve meals to the homeless, but the government shut them down because they weren't "licensed as commercial kitchens"... they weren't SELLING meals, they were GIVING THEM AWAY, but.....

    The government can't manage taking care of poor people, so they make it nearly impossible for Churches or individuals to do so.
    The motto of government:

    "If you think the problems we create are bad, just wait till you see our solutions."
    http://www.despair.com/government.html

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  • Cow Poke
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    Originally posted by Sparko View Post
    I think charities can still help, but not personal gifts of money or items. Pretty stupid if you ask me.
    We know of several Churches that used to serve meals to the homeless, but the government shut them down because they weren't "licensed as commercial kitchens"... they weren't SELLING meals, they were GIVING THEM AWAY, but.....

    The government can't manage taking care of poor people, so they make it nearly impossible for Churches or individuals to do so.

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  • Sparko
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    Originally posted by Truthseeker View Post
    What about "free meals"/"free room" cards issued by charities?
    I think charities can still help, but not personal gifts of money or items. Pretty stupid if you ask me.

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  • Truthseeker
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    What about "free meals"/"free room" cards issued by charities?

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  • Sparko
    started a topic San Antonio makes being charitable illegal.

    San Antonio makes being charitable illegal.

    Wow.

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/loc...or-5730971.php

    Apparently it is illegal to panhandle in most public places in San Antonio, and now they want to make it illegal to give money or other items to beggars too.

    That's going a wee bit far.

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