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I'd Hate to have this dream taken away from me
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Posted 6/24/14

SwellRhymes wrote:

i just hate how if you beg on the streets, you are looked down upon.

Beg on the internet, everyone supports you!

Isn't it essentially the same?


I just hate how this forum doesn't require people to have at least a two digit IQ before posting on threads.
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Posted 6/24/14

SwellRhymes wrote:

i just hate how if you beg on the streets, you are looked down upon.

Beg on the internet, everyone supports you!

Isn't it essentially the same?


Totally agree dude
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Posted 6/24/14

Raimu4 wrote:


SwellRhymes wrote:

i just hate how if you beg on the streets, you are looked down upon.

Beg on the internet, everyone supports you!

Isn't it essentially the same?


People that beg on the street are addicted to meth, this girl has cancer.


That is so unbelievable stereotypical. Yes some of them are on the streets for drugs, alcohol etc. But you have no idea how hard a life most homeless people have while you sit in the safety of your house.
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Posted 6/24/14

RedExodus wrote:

Beggars make a lot of money. There are professional beggars out there who make $80k~100k a year faking it.


I remember wanting to be a professional beggar...if only those pesky moral concerns weren't there!
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Posted 6/24/14
I would've looked into maybe donating if I had the money. Remember, I'm not saying that this is a scam... But you shouldn't trust everyone on the internet. Also, there doesn't seem to be any proof like a medical certificate that proofs that it's a legit mean.
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Posted 6/24/14
are you calling me stupid? You could at least disprove my point before doing so! The popular argument seems to be "people who beg on the street are using it to by meth."
Firstly. alot of beggars say they have a disease.. like.. oh i don't know, cancer! which attracts some income for them!
Same thing this girl is doing, but, shes on the internet, it must be true right?

after all, anybody can post anything online, and easily lie. Heck, 9 year olds can go on porn websites and say they are 18. There is no clear evidence that she has cancer, or that its even the girl in the pictures asking for money. sure, she has some pictures, but i can pull up pictures of cancer patients within 10 seconds! The internet is known for its wide range of scams out there.

Before you call someones argument stupid, or imply it like you did, at least disprove their point! Cheers!
Posted 6/24/14

carmensakura07 wrote:


alvhinne wrote:


RedExodus wrote:

Beggars make a lot of money. There are professional beggars out there who make $80k~100k a year faking it.


srly?! i thought thats where my tax money goes as well


serious.

professional beggars do make a lot of money.

And because of that, I stopped donating to beggars. If I donate, it would to a legit charity home.


How do you know they are faking it?

There is no way to know if beggars are indeed faking or using drugs. I read a book about abused children who would run away from their home and ended up living on the streets, in the end they became drug addicts because it was the only way to stand hunger and cold. I don't want to justify their actions but looking down at every beggar is sad. That's why, when I see a beggar, I will buy them food but if I'm driving I'll give them money. They might use it for drugs but they might also use it for food.
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Posted 6/24/14

toby7 wrote:

I just found this, I too would like to go to Japan one day and would hate to have that dream taken away from me so I think this is worth Supporting.

Sorry if this seem spammy I just thought fellow otaku mite feel supportive of it too :D

http://www.youcaring.com/other/sadie-s-japan-dream/194195


Though I don't have any money to offer, I wish you the best of luck.
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Posted 6/24/14
Remember seeing something like this on a forum over a year ago. Said they need heart surgery, got around over 30K....turned out to be a scam. I'm not saying this is but one thing I've learned is not to trust anything at all online, real or not. Best of luck though.
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Posted 6/24/14
Yeah I can't guarantee anything after all I don't know the person but it just broke my heart so I donated anyway...I hope it's not a scam.
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Posted 6/25/14 , edited 6/25/14
$80-100k isn't going to just anyone with a story and sad face. That goes to a very few people who can do pretty impressive acts, and it's in places like Venice Beach where there's a bunch of people with disposable income.

Anyone making a decent amount of money begging has a pretty decent (perhaps informal) understanding of how people work, and they probably even have strategies to mitigate competition. Plenty of people have fewer skills than that. Maybe a tiny fraction are truly lazy&lucky, but there's nothing unusual about that.

Panhandling numbers (oldish): Chicago: average $7.00/month (1986). Toronto: median: ~$200/month (2002, noting that "For the one-fourth of panhandlers who rent a room or apartment, however, any loss of income could easily lead to homelessness.")

Edit: sorry, just wanted to argue against what I thought were misconceptions. More on-topic, I'd unfortunately say I'm too skeptical to donate to this effort. Plus, I think proper donation should mean actively seeking people/orgs to give your money to, rather than responding to requests. A bit harsh, but probably more effective.
Posted 6/25/14
At the risk of sounding like an asshole I'm gonna go ahead and say, that though its an unfortunate situation there are probably more productive things to donate to. There are people without cancer dying miserably all over the place, to cancer or aids research, etc,. While I feel bad for her assuming her story is true, which there is no verification, I think I would rather spend money for charity where it is needed instead of desired.
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Posted 6/25/14

Raimu4 wrote:

People that beg on the street are addicted to meth, this girl has cancer.


This girl is addicted to cancer! We're only supporting her addiction!
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Posted 6/29/14

kirika202 wrote:


carmensakura07 wrote:


alvhinne wrote:


RedExodus wrote:

Beggars make a lot of money. There are professional beggars out there who make $80k~100k a year faking it.


srly?! i thought thats where my tax money goes as well


serious.

professional beggars do make a lot of money.

And because of that, I stopped donating to beggars. If I donate, it would to a legit charity home.


How do you know they are faking it?

There is no way to know if beggars are indeed faking or using drugs. I read a book about abused children who would run away from their home and ended up living on the streets, in the end they became drug addicts because it was the only way to stand hunger and cold. I don't want to justify their actions but looking down at every beggar is sad. That's why, when I see a beggar, I will buy them food but if I'm driving I'll give them money. They might use it for drugs but they might also use it for food.


True. I don't know which one is faking it and those who aren't.

But I prefer giving my money to real charity homes.
Atleast, I know what they are doing with my money and I know it's going to good places.
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