Homeless People To Be Counted Tonight...

Homeless People To Be Counted Tonight In Middlesex County

There are 7 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jan 28, 2009, titled Homeless People To Be Counted Tonight In Middlesex County. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Officials will try to get a handle on the number of homeless people in Middlesex County tonight, focusing on shoreline areas and the county's northern end.

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GrayPlayer

East Granby, CT

#1 Jan 28, 2009
Reminds me of the Christmas Bird Count only a month later.

"Ok, all single homeless to the right, please. All married homeless couples, to the left, please. All others; gay couples, senior citizens, bankers, straight ahead."
Kane

United States

#2 Jan 28, 2009
I find it difficult - disgusting actually, how someone can rationalize making a crack about this story and the fact during a cold winter, some people don't have basic shelter.
Hope you know a good cardiologist.
Dave Scott

Sunnyvale, CA

#3 Jan 28, 2009
Contrary to popular belief, most homeless did not become so out of choice and not because they are lazy, stupid, or immoral. Many homeless people are victims of abuse in the form of neglect and abandonment by their parents or other caregivers. Some of them are simply victims of life’s tragedies, such as hurricanes, fires, or other catastrophes from which they simply don’t have the resources to recover. I invite you to my blog devoted to raising awareness on homelessness: http://tcrsnst.blogspot.com/ . There you will find an article on homelessness and pictures I have taken of homeless people. I always give them a dollar or two for the privilege of photographing them. I am often surprised by their cheerfulness and sense of pride. Often, they will show themselves to have some kind of talent. There is a fine line between genius and insanity.
Borris Badenov

Hartford, CT

#4 Jan 29, 2009
How do they differentiate between the real homeless people that really need and should get the help, and the imported ones bussed in to inflate the numbers?
Home Boy

United States

#5 Jan 30, 2009
"...Many homeless people are victims of abuse in the form of neglect and abandonment by their parents or other caregivers."

How about the phrase, "Get over it?"
Mr H

New Haven, CT

#6 Jan 31, 2009
It's amazing how some of us can sit by our computers, in our warm homes, and make derogatory comments on the homeless. Correction: embarassing, not amazing.

Since: Nov 08

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#7 Aug 22, 2011
Hey Home Boy, how do you like being homeless??

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