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Since: Jan 13

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#1 Apr 2, 2013
http://t.co/7yOg4u7Auz So many homeless vets and the numbers are sure to grow as the military down sizes.
Facts are Facts

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Apr 2, 2013
You mean "as Obama tries to find funding for his next vacation", right?

I mean, you libs are against war, so this should please you.
Vet

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Apr 2, 2013
Mnay people are homeless. One thing I found out about most homeless people not all and mainly vets is that they choose to be and stay homeless.

Since: Jan 13

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#4 Apr 2, 2013
Don't change your name AA1, It's childish. I have told you over and over I am a repub and I was for the war in both countrys. Those men should be first in lineto get any government handouts. Iam so pissed at the way our government has left them hanging. That whole slogan " no man left behind " is hard to believe after they left so many in Nam. All of these people should be first priority when considered for imployment. No vet should ever be homeless.

Since: Jan 13

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#5 Apr 2, 2013
Anyone who chooses to be homeless is mentally ill or strung out on drugs.

Since: Aug 12

Plainfield, IN

#6 Apr 5, 2013
I have a homeless uncle and he is a veteran. There is nothing physically wrong with the man. He lives in a halfway house because he's too lazy to maintain a job. For any other expenses that come up he begs for handouts.

To say that people like him choose to be homeless is not the correct terminology. Veteran or not, anyone who is too lazy to work does not deserve the luxury of a home.

Since: Jan 13

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#7 Apr 5, 2013
All of the people out there living on welfare and disability that never has done anything for there country. I'm just saying that veterans should be first in line for the freebys. If a knocked up 19 year old girl can get a free Obama phone, her rent and utilites paid, A vet should at lest get the same.
I know a man that served 6 years and got out. He could have gotten a disabilty with his discharge alone. But he went to work and later had a mentally disabled child. Now he makes too much money to get medicare and not enough to pay the medical cost. Now if he had gotten on the draw, all of those costs would have been covered. No one even cares that he is a vet
ithappens

United States

#8 Apr 5, 2013
Pontificating wrote:
I have a homeless uncle and he is a veteran. There is nothing physically wrong with the man. He lives in a halfway house because he's too lazy to maintain a job. For any other expenses that come up he begs for handouts.

To say that people like him choose to be homeless is not the correct terminology. Veteran or not, anyone who is too lazy to work does not deserve the luxury of a home.
This kind of thing happens quite a bit. What strikes me as interesting is how often (certainly not always) family members enable or make excuses for uncle joe who refused to get his act together. Eventually even the family gets tired of hobo joe.
OrangePeelings

London, UK

#9 Apr 5, 2013
Almost every family has an 'Uncle Joe'.

That constant mooching gets old quick.

Since: Aug 12

Plainfield, IN

#10 Apr 6, 2013
BMIGuy wrote:
All of the people out there living on welfare and disability that never has done anything for there country. I'm just saying that veterans should be first in line for the freebys. If a knocked up 19 year old girl can get a free Obama phone, her rent and utilites paid, A vet should at lest get the same.
You speak about Obama phones, rent, and utility subsidies as though they are negative things then turn around and say that vets should be first in line for those benefits. Either government subsidies are a good thing or they are not, you can't have it both ways.

Do you really think that veterans should be entitled to lifetime rent, utility, and healthcare benefits? I would rather provide those benefits to a knocked up 19 year old than someone who can't find the will to work after having been in the Navy 20 years ago.
OrangePeelings

London, UK

#11 Apr 6, 2013
Pontificating wrote:
<quoted text>You speak about Obama phones, rent, and utility subsidies as though they are negative things then turn around and say that vets should be first in line for those benefits. Either government subsidies are a good thing or they are not, you can't have it both ways.

Do you really think that veterans should be entitled to lifetime rent, utility, and healthcare benefits? I would rather provide those benefits to a knocked up 19 year old than someone who can't find the will to work after having been in the Navy 20 years ago.
Amen
Clueless

Chicago, IL

#12 Apr 25, 2013
You do not have a clue about many of the homeless. I have someone close who is homeless. He is neither lazy or mentally ill or strung out on drugs. He is sick, he is battling alcohol addiction and yes his family has tried to help him but now feels that he needs to do it on his own. When he can stay sober, He is a work horse and brilliant but this addiction is stronger than he is. He does not live off of welfare. He does odd jobs and eats at the food shelters (that food is donated) He sleeps at shelters,(funded by donations) He doesn't bother anyone and is working hard to stay sober. He does deserve a home, a family and all the other things that YOU enjoy but he is sick. He would rather live on the streets than to burden his family any more but he does not choose to be homeless, his illness will not allow him to be any other way right now. He doesn't have insurance so like YOU when you are sick or if You had a disease cannot just go get help. You have to have insurance for most place who can help someone like him. He is not a run of the mill drunk, he is sick, non functional sick. I only pray that he can do this on his own, we miss him, we love him and we are scared to death for him but for him to allow us to take care of him results in enabling by always saving him from his self. He knows that after 15 years of trying, we have to take care of ourselves and our kids now. I pray for him every day. I would only hope you had heart enough to do the same. Not everyone is like that of your narrow minds allows you to believe to be true.
Pontificating wrote:
I have a homeless uncle and he is a veteran. There is nothing physically wrong with the man. He lives in a halfway house because he's too lazy to maintain a job. For any other expenses that come up he begs for handouts.
To say that people like him choose to be homeless is not the correct terminology. Veteran or not, anyone who is too lazy to work does not deserve the luxury of a home.

Since: Jan 13

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#13 Apr 25, 2013
Hoosier hospitality has become like the city of brotherly love.All of the free loaders in this town have never lifted a finger and did anything worth while collecting every month. If uncle who ever goes to war for his country and comes back to get on the draw,at least he did something for it. I would never want to live on that chump change.

Since: Aug 12

Plainfield, IN

#14 Apr 25, 2013
Clueless wrote:
You do not have a clue about many of the homeless.
I disagree with everything that you just said.

First off I never suggested that many people end up homeless because they are lazy. I specifically said that my uncle is homeless because he is lazy. Over a period of decades he was put out by the Navy, his wife, his best friend, and his 80 something year old parents. Now he stays in a halfway house.

The homeless person who you describe seems to be in a similar circumstance. It sounds noble to suggest that he deserves a home but lives on the streets because he is sick but I don't believe that for a second. Being sick is not the same thing as making a conscious decision to do the wrong thing.

God doesn't stop people from making bad choices so prayer won't do your associate any good. God didn't make him go to that liquor store, so God is not responsible for the negative consequences which come with drunkenness.

If someone beats their kids do you let them off the hook with 'his illness will not allow him to be any other way right now'?
Tepid

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Apr 25, 2013
BMIGuy wrote:
Hoosier hospitality has become like the city of brotherly love.All of the free loaders in this town have never lifted a finger and did anything worth while collecting every month. If uncle who ever goes to war for his country and comes back to get on the draw,at least he did something for it. I would never want to live on that chump change.
You would think they were living lifestyles of the rich and famous. People are so damn jealous.
Clueless

Chicago, IL

#16 Apr 26, 2013
I interjected with () my response and it reaffirms that you are "clueless".
Pontificating wrote:
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The homeless person who you describe seems to be in a similar circumstance. It sounds noble to suggest that he deserves a home but lives on the streets because he is sick but I don't believe that for a second.(You need to read up on alcoholism) Being sick is not the same thing as making a conscious decision to do the wrong thing.( being sick and having a disease are two different things)
God doesn't stop people from making bad choices so prayer won't do your associate any good(do you not believe that God answers prayers? and no one ever blamed God). God didn't make him go to that liquor store, so God is not responsible for the negative consequences which come with drunkenness.(you try to sound so smart but you are very uneducated about a lot of things... Maybe you should start with the Bible, then work your way to the medical books)
If someone beats their kids do you let them off the hook with( I have never studied where beating a kid was a disease, and what does that have to do with anything)'his illness will not allow him to be any other way right now'?
Clueless

Chicago, IL

#17 Apr 26, 2013
Tepid wrote:
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You would think they were living lifestyles of the rich and famous. People are so damn jealous.
I agree. I would rather give my money to a homeless person than continue to support those on welfare who have their rent, food, medical all paid for from the taxes I work to pay. Its a little different to stand in a food line to eat donated food than it is to walk through Walmart with their EBT cards with 200.00 worth of steaks and junk foods and pop.

Since: Aug 12

Plainfield, IN

#18 Apr 26, 2013
Clueless wrote:
( I have never studied where beating a kid was a disease, and what does that have to do with anything)
Are you familiar with bipolar disorder? One of the documented side effects of going through the manic phase of bipolar is an increased risk of violent behavior.

There are millions of people out there with bipolar who go their whole lives without issue but a small percentage beat their kids, or worse yet shoot up a school.

If an alcoholic is not responsible for making a conscious decision to do the wrong thing because they have a disease, does the same logic apply to a bipolar?
Linda

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Apr 26, 2013
Pontificating wrote:
<quoted text>Are you familiar with bipolar disorder? One of the documented side effects of going through the manic phase of bipolar is an increased risk of violent behavior.

There are millions of people out there with bipolar who go their whole lives without issue but a small percentage beat their kids, or worse yet shoot up a school.

If an alcoholic is not responsible for making a conscious decision to do the wrong thing because they have a disease, does the same logic apply to a bipolar?
I have now heard justification for, literally, everything.

Since: Aug 12

Plainfield, IN

#20 Apr 26, 2013
Linda wrote:
I have now heard justification for, literally, everything.
That's the point here.

It's incredibly easy to find a medical diagnosis to justify any depraved activity. If someone puts more effort into drinking than they do into working don't give them a free pass by suggesting that their illness prevents them from making a different decision.

Neither addiction nor mental illness supersede personal responsibility.

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