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Compassion at Christmas

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On 22 Dec 2017 at 9:59am The Greek wrote:
"It's not hard to be kind, homeless people are just people with lots of bad luck." If a 7 year old boy can come to that conclusion, so should you. Merry Christmas!

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On 22 Dec 2017 at 10:44am The Etruscan wrote:
But possibly not the dirty lot we see in Lewes who, we are told, have a flat in Landport.
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On 22 Dec 2017 at 11:13am Pedro wrote:
I was led to believe that the £4.36 these "so-called beggars" make sitting outside Boots in the cold for hours, was to go towards re-fuelling their Bentleys (with Super Unleaded of course).
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On 22 Dec 2017 at 11:33am Just Sayin' wrote:
Yes indeed the dirty one are not homeless, they live in Landport.
I noticed one of them snagged the prime "Desperate" spot outside of Boots last Saturday, I bet they got hammered Saturday night
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On 22 Dec 2017 at 12:08pm The Greek wrote:
Funny how i have seen people asleep there at 11pm outside Boots. Odd place to sleep if you have a flat.

Here's a 10 year old boy showing the same humanity. I have much more faith in the future generation.

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On 22 Dec 2017 at 12:27pm Big man wrote:
If they stop taking drugs and getting pissed up. I may and only may fill sorry for them .but till then they can piss off
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On 22 Dec 2017 at 12:35pm Nope wrote:
I will show no compassions for drug addicts that verbally abuse the general public. They need to get clean.
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On 22 Dec 2017 at 12:54pm Pedro wrote:
@ Nope, addiction to drugs like alcohol or heroin are not easy to shake off, particularly when little other help is offered, and when these drugs are the only respite for their misery. Show a bit of compassion and it gives people some hope and motivation to kick these addictions.
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On 22 Dec 2017 at 2:07pm @The greek @Pedro wrote:
@The greek, did anyone say the ones with a flat were there at 11pm?
@Pedro, what misery to the Landport addicts have, they don't have jobs and get given a flat and benefits, they beg for alcohol money not desperation.
Which part of their life causes them misery (other than the self inflicted addictions), they live their lives how they want and don't follow any of societies rules (sounds alright to me).
You assume they've been offered no help, but plenty of help is available if they want it (they only have to ask their GP's).
The live that life by choice not as a result of "bad luck", how the hell are we supposed to feel sorry for them (it's our taxes that pay for them to do nothing, now they want the money out of our pockets too)?
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On 22 Dec 2017 at 2:52pm Mark wrote:
They were a boy and girl. Yellow, meagre, ragged, scowling, wolfish; but prostrate, too, in their humility. Where graceful youth should have filled their features out, and touched them with its freshest tints, a stale and shrivelled hand, like that of age, had pinched and twisted them, and pulled them into shreds. Where angels might have sat enthroned devils lurked, and glared out menacing. No change, no degradation, no perversion of humanity, in any grade, through all the mysteries of wonderful creation, has monsters half so horrible and dread.
Scrooge started back, appalled. Having them shown to him in this way, he tried to say they were fine children, but the words choked themselves, rather than be parties to a lie of such enormous magnitude.
“Spirit! are they yours?” Scrooge could say no more.
“They are Man's,” said the Spirit, looking down upon them. “And they cling to me, appealing from their fathers. This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree; but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased. Deny it!” cried the Spirit, stretching out its hand towards the city. “Slander those who tell it ye! Admit it for your factious purposes, and make it worse! And bide the end!”
“Have they no refuge or resource?” cried Scrooge.
“Are there no prisons?” said the Spirit, turning on him for the last time with his own words. “Are there no workhouses?”
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On 22 Dec 2017 at 3:59pm endoftheouse wrote:
The homeless/beggars could be used as anti terrorist road bollards.
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On 22 Dec 2017 at 5:05pm Gary Walton wrote:
I am a socialist and soon ( in a Momemtum you could say) we will establish the peoples republic of Jeremy.
Poverty will be eradicated and everyone will have a brand new car.
Sainted Lewes Forum posters like Pedro and the Greek person will be heroes of the revolution and shall dispense wisdom worldwide
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On 22 Dec 2017 at 8:43pm On the Mark wrote:
Thank you @Mark for the timely reminder of Mr Dickens enduring wisdom. All the moaners on this forum should just be thankful at their own good fortune; they clearly have so little to think about that they can find the mental resources to get their knickers in a twist about poor homeless people. If you want to be angry at those who don't contribute taxes, look to big business like Starbucks. Don't take out your petty frustrations on people down on their luck. It's pathetic and you should be ashamed that your life is so small and miserable that you can't walk past a homeless person without feeling anger rather than kindness. You know what? Karma is a b#tch and will no doubt be there to bite you on the way down
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On 23 Dec 2017 at 10:27pm Tom wrote:
I don’t take drugs every day and do f all. I could quite easily lay about doing nothing but I choose not too. You won’t convince me to feel sorry for them. Someone that is trying and down on there luck I would show some compassion for. But I don’t have time for people who can’t be bothered to even help themselves
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On 24 Dec 2017 at 11:29am Miss Sexy wrote:
I agree with Tom. They are basically bone idle
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On 24 Dec 2017 at 1:08pm Tom wrote:
Just as a comparison, I just walked past the guy who usually sits outside the old post office. As I did he went and picked up some rubbish that someone had dropped and put it in the bin. And I gave him a couple of quid. I’ve never seen him ask for anything either come to think of it. Give to society and society will give back. Sit behind a ‘desperate’ sign feeling sorry for yourself and waiting for someone to do it for you. Why should I feel sorry for that?


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