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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    Sorry to hear that guy, what state do you live in?

    One thing I regret was not taking my dog with me, but I left him with someone who said they knew someone who would take him...

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    I'm in Georgia. If I didn't have the Little Bastard with me, I do believe I'd be dead now. No exaggeration. He's kept me somewhat sane and focused on something other than my problem.
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    I used to see panhandlers every time I went to gas station, but Cleveland has criminalized that, and they have all disappeared. I presume now that they can be arrested, the store owners have the leverage to force the homeless to stay away.

    But where are they? How are they getting food now?

    This law has been on the city's books since 2005, but I think it was ignored until the Republican Convention was here, last summer.

    https://www.courthousenews.com/aclu-...handling-laws/

    It is 100% unconstitutional and immoral, IMO. It's not the government's place to dictate that shelters are the ONLY place a homeless person can be, or that they cannot "forage". There's no huge homeless population here, and no reports of "citizens" being assaulted by the homeless, etc.

    It disgusts me, that a city like this one is cruel to the poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    Well that sure beats my answer.

    Knight, man. You're spiralling the wrong way. What's going on?

    What's the way out of this? What's step 1 maybe, of the way out if this?

    I've dealt with people at rock bottom. Twice. I've been at my own rock bottom ( it may not compare, but it was mine and I processed it and got through it.

    What's the way out of this?

    As for myself, yeah. I lasted hungry for two weeks and then I called mom. She sent a check and I wasn't hungry anymore.

    There was a "leave bread take bread" rack in my university. I was "white person in G8 country" hungry, which still feels hungry. I stood there for 2 hours. I'd get close, then back off. Get close, back off. Finally I figured that if I took some there might be some person who really, really had no other option and there'd be none left. So I said fuck it and called my parents. I actually ate ketchup packets that week.

    So yes I've been hungry, but no... no I've never been hungry.
    I have no mother anymore. She would never allow this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knight View Post
    I'm in Georgia. If I didn't have the Little Bastard with me, I do believe I'd be dead now. No exaggeration. He's kept me somewhat sane and focused on something other than my problem.
    How can you get money? Are you near a Western Union?
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    I have no mother anymore. She would never allow this.
    *Hugs*

    I am always on the look out for a new kid to parent. I sure if she were still here, she'd help my kid if she needed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    How can you get money? Are you near a Western Union?
    Nothing is open around here till 7AM. Ingles or Walmart is the only thing like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    *Hugs*

    I am always on the look out for a new kid to parent. I sure if she were still here, she'd help my kid if she needed it.
    She would indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    Yes there has.
    Okay, yes, but not much.

    That's about to change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I used to see panhandlers every time I went to gas station, but Cleveland has criminalized that, and they have all disappeared. I presume now that they can be arrested, the store owners have the leverage to force the homeless to stay away.

    But where are they? How are they getting food now?

    This law has been on the city's books since 2005, but I think it was ignored until the Republican Convention was here, last summer.

    https://www.courthousenews.com/aclu-...handling-laws/

    It is 100% unconstitutional and immoral, IMO. It's not the government's place to dictate that shelters are the ONLY place a homeless person can be, or that they cannot "forage". There's no huge homeless population here, and no reports of "citizens" being assaulted by the homeless, etc.

    It disgusts me, that a city like this one is cruel to the poor.
    I don't want them at the store. They are aggressive and I am tired of them. Tonight I complained about one who only wants beer and cigs. He is increasingly aggressive in following me and asking me over and over.

    The store employee told me he has an apartment. He just wants his habits paid for. He said they are supposed to remove him and I hope they do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knight View Post
    I have no mother anymore. She would never allow this.
    Is this an addiction problem that the rest of your family is tired of? Mental illness they are sick of?

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