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By Michelle C / Monday 26 January 2009 03:44 / United States
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By  RoxyOViolet  |  0

Perhaps he is a vegetarian? Eh. The only comment I was going to make was on the reference to not wanting him to go buy booze with the money they would have given them. Why do we feel that with the homeless we can decide what they spend money on. If you GIVE them money, they can choose to do whatever they want with it. Even if it is to buy a pint of whiskey. Nine times out of ten your couple of bucks isn't going to change their situation much anyway. Let them get hammered if they like. They're adults. If you feel the need to dictate what they should do with your money after you 'give' it to them, then just keep it to yourself.

By  BlackbeltSubo  |  4

I disagree. When I give money to a homeless person I am trying to help them. if they then spend that money on alcohol or drugs I won't have improved their quality of life. If I were to give aid to a third world country expecting it to be spent on water or medicine but instead the government decided to spend it on guns I wouldn't think "I gave them the money it's theirs to do with as they will, I shouldn't dictate how they spend it" I would think "Why on earth is the money I sent to help being used to make the situation worse".

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By  RoxyOViolet  |  0

Perhaps he is a vegetarian? Eh. The only comment I was going to make was on the reference to not wanting him to go buy booze with the money they would have given them. Why do we feel that with the homeless we can decide what they spend money on. If you GIVE them money, they can choose to do whatever they want with it. Even if it is to buy a pint of whiskey. Nine times out of ten your couple of bucks isn't going to change their situation much anyway. Let them get hammered if they like. They're adults. If you feel the need to dictate what they should do with your money after you 'give' it to them, then just keep it to yourself.

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  iampunk  |  0

You should have taken the lettus and slapped the hell out of him with it.

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  BlackbeltSubo  |  4

I disagree. When I give money to a homeless person I am trying to help them. if they then spend that money on alcohol or drugs I won't have improved their quality of life. If I were to give aid to a third world country expecting it to be spent on water or medicine but instead the government decided to spend it on guns I wouldn't think "I gave them the money it's theirs to do with as they will, I shouldn't dictate how they spend it" I would think "Why on earth is the money I sent to help being used to make the situation worse".

By  w00t_fml  |  0

How dare you just assume that the guy will spend money on booze in the first place? And how is McDonalds FOOD? Talking to him first too much of an effort for you? You're only buying him the cheapest, vilest form of nutrition to make yourself feel good, but it's beyond hypocrisy and prejudice. Yuk yuk yuk You want to do something good? Take a few hours of your week and go volunteer in a hospital / homeless shelter/ etc

By  nunya  |  0

Just an FYI - McDonald's fries are not vegetarian friendly as there is beef in the oil....

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  Kitten_love  |  22

Well it's true. When they cook their meat, they reuse the grease that oozed out to cook the fries. Kind of gross, super unhealthy, but very delicious. Also environmentally friendly and saves them money...

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  irateyou  |  9

If you were homeless and someone offered you fried dog, would you eat it? Some of us have morals extended to all animals and that doesn't change no matter how hungry you are.

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  magnetic_aura  |  26

At the homeless shelter where my family and I volunteer every month, there's a man who prefers to have a vegan diet, but settles for vegetarian. We're more than happy to make his dishes separately to accommodate his diet. We also take other food requests, because we want the people to enjoy the food we make for them. Being homeless is difficult enough, I think it's nice to give them some choices, some dignity...

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