cable-less

La Vergne, TN

#1 May 25, 2012
Are there any homeless shelters in Murfreesboro, or soup kitchens? It seems like I see more and more homeless folks and wanted to know if there are places in Murfreesboro that help.
SickOfBeggars

Gallatin, TN

#3 Jul 9, 2012
There sure are shelters for the homeless. But even people who run shelters say never ever give panhandlers cash. I was driving by walmart today and saw five. One lady had a spray on tan and was begging! It's getting ridiculous here. I offered one to buy him some food and he says cash only. Unbelievable!
The exterminator

Murfreesboro, TN

#4 Mar 30, 2013
I saw a good article in the Murfreesboro Pulse about the problem of pan handling in the Boro. Greenhouse Ministries and Journey Home are two organizations that help the homeless A LOT. But most are just users and aren't really trying to get back into society since they have have a new community and identity on the street.

I say we ride down on their camps and run them off for good.
true

Columbia, TN

#5 Mar 31, 2013
never give them money. all you are doing is supporting their drug habits. people that are truly homeless and looking for a better life make their way to the mission, or other homeless shelters and help centers. That is where they are fed, clothed and given chances to find employment and housing. NOT bumming change on the streets to go buy that next crack rock.
Col Angus

Murfreesboro, TN

#6 Apr 2, 2013
true wrote:
never give them money. all you are doing is supporting their drug habits. people that are truly homeless and looking for a better life make their way to the mission, or other homeless shelters and help centers. That is where they are fed, clothed and given chances to find employment and housing. NOT bumming change on the streets to go buy that next crack rock.
I'm working on some traps to get rid of them.

“God Save America ”

Since: Jan 07

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#7 Apr 2, 2013
SickOfBeggars wrote:
There sure are shelters for the homeless. But even people who run shelters say never ever give panhandlers cash. I was driving by walmart today and saw five. One lady had a spray on tan and was begging! It's getting ridiculous here. I offered one to buy him some food and he says cash only. Unbelievable!
I think you may have run into panhandlers who are not homeless but are part of a group who obtain licenses from cities to beg but they are not homeless, just schemers taking advantage of kind people. These people cause those the truly homeless to be put in a bad light, which isnít fair. The homeless are to be pitied, not despised. Most are trying hard to help themselves but itís very difficult to do so with the economy in the deplorable condition it now is. In order to find housing, one must be employed; and to find employment, one must have an address that is not underneath a bridge.

“God Save America ”

Since: Jan 07

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#8 Apr 2, 2013
Col Angus wrote:
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I'm working on some traps to get rid of them.
Instead of that, why don't you try softening up that heart of yours so you can see more clearly?

“God Save America ”

Since: Jan 07

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#9 Apr 2, 2013
true wrote:
never give them money. all you are doing is supporting their drug habits. people that are truly homeless and looking for a better life make their way to the mission, or other homeless shelters and help centers. That is where they are fed, clothed and given chances to find employment and housing. NOT bumming change on the streets to go buy that next crack rock.
That may be true of some but not all homeless are drug addicts or alcoholics. No offense intended, but you, like many, are somewhat naÔve about homeless shelters and agencies that are supposed to provide those things you mentioned. Most are little more than a band aid solution that does nothing to truly assist these needy people. For example, the newly constructed homeless shelter near me solicited millions of dollars to improve assistance to the homeless, advertised about having more beds, particularly for veterans, but few of those promises have been kept. Most of the funds go for salaries. The mealsóas per a homeless man who has been trying desperately to find a job and housingóare child size portions with no seconds so the homeless remain hungry, the beds are still of an inadequate number, and veterans are passed by in order to accommodate families who deliberately left homes in other cities to move here, therefore making themselves temporarily homeless and in doing so, deprive the real homeless of what should be theirs. Itís terrible to live outside in the cold, especially if one is old or ill.

I went to the Post Office one evening to check my mail box and met a homeless veteran who was sleeping in a chair. The homeless shelter had turned him and others away, giving priority to the families with children, families who chose to move from one city to another; so he was left out in the bitter cold. I offered him money, but he, with tears in his eyes, refused it, thanking me for my kindness. We talked and he told me of three of his friends, also veterans, who had to have fingers and feet amputated due to sleeping outside; so now they are not only homeless but handicapped. We need to really help these unfortunate people, not despise them. They are human beings just as we are.

“God Save America ”

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#10 Apr 2, 2013
cable-less wrote:
Are there any homeless shelters in Murfreesboro, or soup kitchens? It seems like I see more and more homeless folks and wanted to know if there are places in Murfreesboro that help.
How nice of you to be concerned. It's good to know there are still some with hearts.
Col Angus

Murfreesboro, TN

#11 Apr 3, 2013
Logan wrote:
<quoted text>Instead of that, why don't you try softening up that heart of yours so you can see more clearly?
Oh I see clearly using the 2nd gen. night vision binoculars and other equipment lol. I see them doing all kinds of stuff and have monitored several of their camps. I know names (nicknames)and a many stories they have shared with me in order to take advantage of my kindness and the kindness of others. They are real people to me.

They are real people that trade money for sex and drugs and then take advantage of Christian charity that same day. I see "God bless" on the signs to evoke a spiritual response and make money. Most claim to be veterans and many are not. I'm no sociopath you see. My heart is soft or these people would all have the plague by now.

“God Save America ”

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#12 Apr 3, 2013
Col Angus wrote:
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Oh I see clearly using the 2nd gen. night vision binoculars and other equipment lol. I see them doing all kinds of stuff and have monitored several of their camps. I know names (nicknames)and a many stories they have shared with me in order to take advantage of my kindness and the kindness of others. They are real people to me.
They are real people that trade money for sex and drugs and then take advantage of Christian charity that same day. I see "God bless" on the signs to evoke a spiritual response and make money. Most claim to be veterans and many are not. I'm no sociopath you see. My heart is soft or these people would all have the plague by now.
My apology for offending you. Perhaps I judged you incorrectly. However, I still stand by what I said, for the real homeless, not the charlatans you just described, are mainly decent people who have had misfortunes that put them on the streets. The man I mentioned at the Post Office was genuine, not one pretending to be a veteran. I determined this by investigation, going first to the VA Hospital representative, who works with the homeless vets, to ask why there are so many homeless vets being left to suffer on the cold streets, suffering amputations that could have been prevented. I was rather disgusted with this arrogant man, who imagined he was providing help for them by spending a few minutes per month listening to their woeful tales of misery, rarely helping them get into housing, accusing most of them of wanting to be homeless or else lying about being veterans, something easily proven by his records. He was the usual buck passer, lacking compassion for those he was paid to assist, failing to do his job. I left quite angry that this man, a Government employee, was so callous and despicably derogatory about men who served their country and ended up unfairly classified as the dregs of society.

Leaving there, I went to another Veterans Representative for the County and got a similar worthless response.

I also questioned administration at the homeless shelter and got nothing but dishonest answers in an attempt to cover up and justify their not helping those they should.

In conclusion, there is little being done to help the homeless get permanent shelter. Our government gives billions of our tax dollars to Muslim terrorists (The Muslim Brotherhood Obama loves to support, for one) while leaving Americans homeless or poverty stricken, caring more about terrorists who kill us than about our own people. This is wrong and we need to do something about it.
Get a grip

Murfreesboro, TN

#13 Apr 3, 2013
Logan wrote:
<quoted text>My apology for offending you. Perhaps I judged you incorrectly. However, I still stand by what I said, for the real homeless, not the charlatans you just described, are mainly decent people who have had misfortunes that put them on the streets. The man I mentioned at the Post Office was genuine, not one pretending to be a veteran. I determined this by investigation, going first to the VA Hospital representative, who works with the homeless vets, to ask why there are so many homeless vets being left to suffer on the cold streets, suffering amputations that could have been prevented. I was rather disgusted with this arrogant man, who imagined he was providing help for them by spending a few minutes per month listening to their woeful tales of misery, rarely helping them get into housing, accusing most of them of wanting to be homeless or else lying about being veterans, something easily proven by his records. He was the usual buck passer, lacking compassion for those he was paid to assist, failing to do his job. I left quite angry that this man, a Government employee, was so callous and despicably derogatory about men who served their country and ended up unfairly classified as the dregs of society.
Leaving there, I went to another Veterans Representative for the County and got a similar worthless response.
I also questioned administration at the homeless shelter and got nothing but dishonest answers in an attempt to cover up and justify their not helping those they should.
In conclusion, there is little being done to help the homeless get permanent shelter. Our government gives billions of our tax dollars to Muslim terrorists (The Muslim Brotherhood Obama loves to support, for one) while leaving Americans homeless or poverty stricken, caring more about terrorists who kill us than about our own people. This is wrong and we need to do something about it.
Good logic. I agree with you and thanks for your efforts. FYI are you aware of the Nazi roots of the Muslim Brotherhood? You should research that sometime. Many Nazi officers converted and took Arab names to start fascist movements in the middle east. Deep politics here but true stuff. Al Qaida and that bunch are literally 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation Nazis if you trace everything back.
Col Angus

Murfreesboro, TN

#14 Apr 3, 2013
Get a grip wrote:
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Good logic. I agree with you and thanks for your efforts. FYI are you aware of the Nazi roots of the Muslim Brotherhood? You should research that sometime. Many Nazi officers converted and took Arab names to start fascist movements in the middle east. Deep politics here but true stuff. Al Qaida and that bunch are literally 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation Nazis if you trace everything back.
My bad I used the wrong handle. It's not my computer! Take care!!

“God Save America ”

Since: Jan 07

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#15 Apr 3, 2013
Get a grip wrote:
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Good logic. I agree with you and thanks for your efforts. FYI are you aware of the Nazi roots of the Muslim Brotherhood? You should research that sometime. Many Nazi officers converted and took Arab names to start fascist movements in the middle east. Deep politics here but true stuff. Al Qaida and that bunch are literally 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation Nazis if you trace everything back.
Interesting information. I was not aware of the Nazi connection and will definitely check into that. Thanks. The Muslim religion is the most violent, evil one in the world, and mixing it with Nazi doctrine would be devastating.
Col Angus

Murfreesboro, TN

#16 Apr 3, 2013
Logan wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting information. I was not aware of the Nazi connection and will definitely check into that. Thanks. The Muslim religion is the most violent, evil one in the world, and mixing it with Nazi doctrine would be devastating.
Here is something to get you started on understanding this bit of crypto-history.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCat...

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