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Homeless man describes his life on the streets of Chicago

Homeless man describes his life on the streets of Chicago

(3:59) Ronald Davis gives a moving and honest account of what it's like to live on the streets, to look for a job, and to be called a bum.

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Guest: Alpha winner (1633 days ago)
GET A JOB, BUM!
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GET A JOB, BUM!
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Guest: usadumbasf@ck (1630 days ago)
Latest comment: the guy is up from 6am shaking a cup for a sh*t load of hours and taking a hell of a lot of abuse from passers by...you try doing that for a week cengland0 and i bet you'll think its far harder and more draining than your current job as a dildo tester
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Latest comment: the guy is up from 6am shaking a cup for a sh*t load of hours and taking a hell of a lot of abuse from passers by...you try doing that for a week cengland0 and i bet you'll think its far harder and more draining than your current job as a dildo tester
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Guest: guest123456789 (1633 days ago)
he's just a lazy bum and he is also a liar. In America, if you work hard and "learn more intelligence", you will reach the American dream 100%! and since he is a homeless poor lazy bum, he is obviously lying! Why should a decent, hard working, non lazy American, pay taxes for social aid programs for lazy scum like this?? Ain't that right Cengland0? back me up here please! let's see if i "learned more intelligence" on how you think. Come on man, back me up here.
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he's just a lazy bum and he is also a liar. In America, if you work hard and "learn more intelligence", you will reach the American dream 100%! and since he is a homeless poor lazy bum, he is obviously lying! Why should a decent, hard working, non lazy American, pay taxes for social aid programs for lazy scum like this?? Ain't that right Cengland0? back me up here please! let's see if i "learned more intelligence" on how you think. Come on man, back me up here.
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tornadodog tornadodog (1633 days ago)
this is the american dream for alot of usa people sadly
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this is the american dream for alot of usa people sadly
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Guest: guest123456789 (1633 days ago)
more like American nightmare ... supply and demand, capitalism... unrestricted, deregulated excuse for capitalism. If only it was capitalism, but it's more like oligopolistic corporatism disguised as capitalism...
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more like American nightmare ... supply and demand, capitalism... unrestricted, deregulated excuse for capitalism. If only it was capitalism, but it's more like oligopolistic corporatism disguised as capitalism...
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cengland0 cengland0 (1633 days ago)
You're providing me with bait so I'm going to bite. Do you know when the last time it was when he applied for a job? He said he doesn't have a phone but there are services for that purpose such as providing poor people making less than $15,000 with free cell phones. LINK Mrs. Cengland0 works for DCF and I know these people can get food and money from the state so they do not need to beg on the street. If they need an address for the potential employer to send paperwork, they use the general post office address as their address. This is done all the time for people on assistance. The post office holds the mail in a general bin and you go there and ask for your mail and they look in the general bin for it. So the fact that he doesn't have a job means he's not trying very hard. There's always companies like McDonalds and Dominoes that is looking for people. You might not be able to get a job as a manager at IBM right away but someone like this probably doesn't have the skills for it anyway. Unless he works to improve himself, he will probably make minimum wage for the rest of his life.
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You're providing me with bait so I'm going to bite. Do you know when the last time it was when he applied for a job? He said he doesn't have a phone but there are services for that purpose such as providing poor people making less than $15,000 with free cell phones. LINK Mrs. Cengland0 works for DCF and I know these people can get food and money from the state so they do not need to beg on the street. If they need an address for the potential employer to send paperwork, they use the general post office address as their address. This is done all the time for people on assistance. The post office holds the mail in a general bin and you go there and ask for your mail and they look in the general bin for it. So the fact that he doesn't have a job means he's not trying very hard. There's always companies like McDonalds and Dominoes that is looking for people. You might not be able to get a job as a manager at IBM right away but someone like this probably doesn't have the skills for it anyway. Unless he works to improve himself, he will probably make minimum wage for the rest of his life.
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Guest: guest123456789 (1633 days ago)
that's the spirit! that lazy bastard deserves it! thank you for backing me up :)
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that's the spirit! that lazy bastard deserves it! thank you for backing me up :)
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Guest: guest123456789 (1633 days ago)
turns out laziness, just like intelligence already is, might be a genetic predisposition ( LINK and LINK ) which means that the best way to deal with genetically inferior lazy people is to put them in concentration camps and to ... wait... i think someone already did something like that in the past...
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turns out laziness, just like intelligence already is, might be a genetic predisposition ( LINK and LINK ) which means that the best way to deal with genetically inferior lazy people is to put them in concentration camps and to ... wait... i think someone already did something like that in the past...
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Guest: guest123456789 (1633 days ago)
... private prison slavery might work too, no? since the genetically inferior lazies respond only to the whip...right? i just don't know... hmmm...
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... private prison slavery might work too, no? since the genetically inferior lazies respond only to the whip...right? i just don't know... hmmm...
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Guest: guest123456789 (1633 days ago)
could it be possible that non white individuals might have the lazy gene? could it be that this is the reason why they end up on the street and in prison more than the white individuals? or could it be that this lazies end up like this for some other reason? i don't know what to think... hmmm...
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could it be possible that non white individuals might have the lazy gene? could it be that this is the reason why they end up on the street and in prison more than the white individuals? or could it be that this lazies end up like this for some other reason? i don't know what to think... hmmm...
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Guest: Jock Tamsin (1630 days ago)
"learned more intelligence" You are not only an idiot, but a racist idiot.
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"learned more intelligence" You are not only an idiot, but a racist idiot.
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Guest: guest123456789 (1633 days ago)
looks like Britain is going the same way, according to this guy: LINK . nice rant.
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looks like Britain is going the same way, according to this guy: LINK . nice rant.
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Guest: Paul w (1633 days ago)
Yeah, let's diss this guy for not making an effort. Banks losing trillions? Not their fault, give them money, money, money!
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Yeah, let's diss this guy for not making an effort. Banks losing trillions? Not their fault, give them money, money, money!
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DrOfnothing DrOfnothing (1633 days ago)
As a percentage of their income, the wealthy (top 5%) in the U.S. give the _least_ to charity. It looks higher in absolute terms per individual, but as an aggregate, they give less and are less generous than the middle class is. The biggest difference I've noticed between living in the U.S. and living in the U.K. is that in the former, you see homeless people everywhere, from Greenwich Village to Downtown LA. In a year of ranging far and wide across London, I've only seen as many homeless as I could easily find on a _single block_ in a major U.S. city. Just shameful.
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As a percentage of their income, the wealthy (top 5%) in the U.S. give the _least_ to charity. It looks higher in absolute terms per individual, but as an aggregate, they give less and are less generous than the middle class is. The biggest difference I've noticed between living in the U.S. and living in the U.K. is that in the former, you see homeless people everywhere, from Greenwich Village to Downtown LA. In a year of ranging far and wide across London, I've only seen as many homeless as I could easily find on a _single block_ in a major U.S. city. Just shameful.
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Guest: Submitted as a guest (1633 days ago)
Bless you man..
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Bless you man..
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Guest: steve-o (1633 days ago)
Well at least you can get comfort from the fact the Donald Trump has so much money (thank you Daddy), that he chooses to gold plate the buckles in his 747 rather than help his fellow man as he has been helped himself. And I say to myself....what a f*cked up world...
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Well at least you can get comfort from the fact the Donald Trump has so much money (thank you Daddy), that he chooses to gold plate the buckles in his 747 rather than help his fellow man as he has been helped himself. And I say to myself....what a f*cked up world...
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cengland0 cengland0 (1633 days ago)
You obviously didn't do your homework before posting. Trump gives a lot of money to charity. LINK
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You obviously didn't do your homework before posting. Trump gives a lot of money to charity. LINK
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Guest: (1633 days ago)
Nope, Trump "represents and supports" those charities. Nothing about making donations there - what was that about homework again?
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Nope, Trump "represents and supports" those charities. Nothing about making donations there - what was that about homework again?
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cengland0 cengland0 (1633 days ago)
I bet Trump has donated more money to charity than you will earn in your entire lifetime working. He has donated $3.7 Million in just one article that I quickly found. If you donated 100% of your income for the next 20 years, I doubt you would be able to reach that same dollar amount. LINK and here's a list of donations made in 2009 that add up to nearly 1 million for that one year alone. LINK
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I bet Trump has donated more money to charity than you will earn in your entire lifetime working. He has donated $3.7 Million in just one article that I quickly found. If you donated 100% of your income for the next 20 years, I doubt you would be able to reach that same dollar amount. LINK and here's a list of donations made in 2009 that add up to nearly 1 million for that one year alone. LINK
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Guest: rossglory (1633 days ago)
maybe if trump and his ludicrous hairstyle disappeared from the face of this earth his crappy empire would be replaced by a number of normal sized companies with normal people running them and paying their taxes and contributing to the local community and not wasting the profits on some obscene penis-extension with gold plated buckles........oh and the scottish could keep their windmills. just a thought.
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maybe if trump and his ludicrous hairstyle disappeared from the face of this earth his crappy empire would be replaced by a number of normal sized companies with normal people running them and paying their taxes and contributing to the local community and not wasting the profits on some obscene penis-extension with gold plated buckles........oh and the scottish could keep their windmills. just a thought.
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