Do you ever give money to street beggars?

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Re: Do you ever give money to street beggars?

#81  Postby Keep It Real » Dec 15, 2017 7:16 pm

SafeAsMilk wrote:
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SafeAsMilk wrote:No, you were trying to make a point and failing utterly.


Why/how? What's the difference? They're all true...

I've already answered this. I'll not be responding to further posts that amount to asking me for the definition of bragging. Get a dictionary.


bragging

noun
1.
excessively proud and boastful talk about one's achievements or possessions.


How do you decide if somebody is being proud and boastful or merely honest, open and informative? Rhetorical.
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Re: Do you ever give money to street beggars?

#82  Postby tuco » Dec 15, 2017 7:19 pm

I will gladly brag about my let's say ... generosity. Anything wrong with it? ;) I mean, one gives part of personal possession for another. What is the added value? Good feeling about oneself, some benefit for the one who received, and recognition of peers. Win-win, nobody lost, what is wrong with it?
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Re: Do you ever give money to street beggars?

#83  Postby SafeAsMilk » Dec 15, 2017 7:23 pm

tuco wrote:I will gladly brag about my let's say ... generosity. Anything wrong with it? ;)

Can be. Especially when you're a person that goes on and on about ego. Fortunately, you don't do that.
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Re: Do you ever give money to street beggars?

#84  Postby tuco » Dec 15, 2017 7:27 pm

But why? The way I understand "wrong" is that basically wrong are acts that cause damage to another. For example, if I was alone in the universe I could not cause right nor wrong. So my question is, how does "bragging" about one's "generosity" damage others? I can understand it damages their ego, but how is that (my) the problem?

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Re: Do you ever give money to street beggars?

#85  Postby Macdoc » Dec 15, 2017 7:34 pm

ummm guys start another thread or give it up.
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Re: Do you ever give money to street beggars?

#86  Postby SafeAsMilk » Dec 15, 2017 7:35 pm

tuco wrote:But why?
A person doing 2+2=5 isn't really your problem, but it is wrong.
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Re: Do you ever give money to street beggars?

#87  Postby Keep It Real » Dec 15, 2017 7:36 pm

I'm sick of starting threads. Can't somebody else do it for a change please?
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Re: Do you ever give money to street beggars?

#88  Postby tuco » Dec 15, 2017 8:01 pm

You are in fact .. lets try differently .. your threads have a good chance of stirring discussions, which is undoubtedly (?) good quality. Take Cali, for example, threads. Almost nobody replies to them. Are they wrong? Of course not, they are just missing the target/interest group of this community. Your threads, on the other hand, are popular in a sense they are able to generate relatively lots of responses. Are such responses to your liking? That is a different question from the question if your threads are popular or not.
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Re: Do you ever give money to street beggars?

#89  Postby tuco » Dec 15, 2017 11:40 pm

Well, because.... number of cool stories I can dismiss while on a toilet. Wunderbar.
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Re: Do you ever give money to street beggars?

#90  Postby tuco » Dec 16, 2017 12:33 am

Well, personally I do not - and my posting history can attest to it - often pass value-based judgments over peoples action. Not sure what else I can add.
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Re: Do you ever give money to street beggars?

#91  Postby SafeAsMilk » Dec 16, 2017 12:46 am

tuco wrote:Well, because.... number of cool stories I can dismiss while on a toilet. Wunderbar.

You can dismiss your own cool story while you're there.
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Re: Do you ever give money to street beggars?

#92  Postby tuco » Dec 16, 2017 12:51 am

SafeAsMilk wrote:
tuco wrote:Well, because.... number of cool stories I can dismiss while on a toilet. Wunderbar.

You can dismiss your own cool story while you're there.


Hello there SafeAsMilk. You can even go further and ignore my posts. From my point of view, your posts act like the buzzing of a fly. However, if you feel its important or essential to react to me, feel free. I can take it.
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Re: Do you ever give money to street beggars?

#93  Postby SafeAsMilk » Dec 16, 2017 12:58 am

tuco wrote:
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tuco wrote:Well, because.... number of cool stories I can dismiss while on a toilet. Wunderbar.

You can dismiss your own cool story while you're there.


Hello there SafeAsMilk. You can even go further and ignore my posts.

And you can go even further and not post. But you've just gotta tell everyone you'd flush their posts, so I'm just pointing out how eminently flushable yours are as well. Deal with it.

From my point of view, your posts act like the buzzing of a fly.

As your posts appear to me. Gosh, I guess you couldn't possibly take your own advice and not respond to mine?

However, if you feel its important or essential to react to me, feel free. I can take it.

Apparently not, considering the amount of whining you've stuffed into your post, and how much you can't seem to deal with your cool story being just as flushable as anyone else's, or how essential and important you apparently feel it is to react to me.
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Re: Do you ever give money to street beggars?

#94  Postby tuco » Dec 16, 2017 1:13 am

Thank you for your contribution SafeAsMilk. You do deserve thump up.
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Re: Do you ever give money to street beggars?

#95  Postby SafeAsMilk » Dec 16, 2017 1:15 am

Thanks for the thumb, and for missing the point, as usual.
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Re: Do you ever give money to street beggars?

#96  Postby jamest » Dec 16, 2017 1:20 am

The moral of this story is, go tell anyone with a relative story, not least their arrogance to go with it, to go and shove it up their...
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Ora non e importante.
Il resultato futuro e importante.
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Re: Do you ever give money to street beggars?

#97  Postby DavidMcC » Dec 17, 2017 4:46 pm

I don't give money to street beggars, but regularly give something over and above the required price of the "Big issue".
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Re: Do you ever give money to street beggars?

#98  Postby Keep It Real » Dec 17, 2017 4:48 pm

This thread desperately needs a split...I've pmd a mod asking for 1.
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Re: Do you ever give money to street beggars?

#99  Postby Keep It Real » Dec 17, 2017 9:09 pm

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#100  Postby Keep It Real » Dec 20, 2017 10:24 am

Homelessness in England 'a national crisis', say MPs

Since 2011, the number of people sleeping on the streets has increased by 134 per cent, the report says.


I'm actually of the opinion now that many, if not most rough sleepers, actually choose to sleep rough (well I don't really believe in the concept of choice as I'm sure everybody knows by now but still) after getting to know half a dozen or so well in the last month.
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