Black People : do you give coins to beggars?

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    sometimes i get asked 4 or 5 times in a row as i go down the street.
    i'm conflicted. i don't know who is in real need and who is not.
    i would give to anyone i felt was in genuine need.
     
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    I do,ththough I sometimes regret it realizing that they may feed a particular addiction with the $$$ other than their stomachs.
     
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    Some are geniune others are not, you just have to go with your heart. I've caught some people scamming, others I've given them money and they immediately go buy something to eat right afterwords. Do what your heart tells you and you won't go wrong.
     
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    I give to faces who I have never seen before...
     
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    FWIW - there are three centers in my area that will give a meal to anyone who is hungry.
    if a hungry person asks they would be directed to there.
    no one really needs to go hungry.
    yet we still have beggars all over town.
     
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    I use to do give coins all the time, I’m one of those guys that takes most of my change and throw them in my ashtray. Then one day a guy walks up and asks me for some coins. Just as I was going into my ashtray I noticed gold spray paint all over his fingers as I looked more I noticed it around his mouth and noise. I went ahead and gave him a half a hand full of coins but since then I have backed off and mostly tell them I can’t spare it at this time, with gas prices and all.
     
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    yes i do but mostly to the centers that help feed these homeless
    people but on the street no i don't because most of them and trying
    to feed there drug addiction or other means .....but sometime i have
    a heart to give anyway , it keep them from robbing me or doing something
    harmful to other people .
    you have people in need and beggers to get by without working !
    it's all in heart and gut feelings who is who !
     
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    .50...literally

    I do 95% of the time, mainly if they're older and look sober. With the abundance of shelters and food closets in my town, NO ONE should go hungry, unless they could not make it to one in time. One time I gave women with her babies $30 and advised her to take her babies to Mickey D's, and take them to an arcade. She actually did. Not everyone is a fraud, yet I'd hate to to be taken on a ride by a "con artist". Sorry:blush: I have a soft heart...guess that's my strength and weakness:look:
     
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    give from your heart

    it doesn't matter what they do with it
    afterall it's called "spare change"

    nobody knows their true story

    being an "american" means the bank owns you must notably: Federal Reserve
    which owns the our government, (but is not federal by any stretch of your imagination), people will live in the street because of inability to pay

    i gave a drunk man $2 on the "F" train one in Queens and everybody looked at me
    and i said out loud maybe he's better off drunk
    then he'll be happy
    he doesn't have to realize his reality
    and if he's sober the chances of him killing you are higher
    and at least i know where my $2 is going

    on another bottle of Night Train

    if you have $200 in your pocket
    i'm quite sure you can stand to lose 50 cents

    i give from the heart
    what they do with it is up to them
    at least i'm not in the position (anymore)

    because i've been there done that
     
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    another point

    you guys harp on them being hungry
    maybe the might want money to do something else like leisure
    instead of being stuck in a shelter all the time

    that's not living
     
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