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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:59 PM
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Homeless guy gets boots, sells boots

In case you live in a bubble and haven't heard the schlock story about the NYC cop buying boots for a homeless dude and the feel good photo everyone is crapping themselves over, it seems there's a twist in the story - the bum has now sold his new boots (probably to buy a bottle of ripple).

Sounds like a happy ending for all involved: Officer Friendly gets a medal, Ms. Cell Phone Photog gets her fifteen minutes and Dirty Bum gets a buzz.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:06 PM
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Link to the boot selling?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:08 PM
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Yeah, I can't find that part of the story.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:09 PM
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The homeless guy sold the story, too.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:15 PM
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Link to the boot selling?
NY Times link: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/ny...efoot-man.html
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:24 PM
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In case you live in a bubble and haven't heard the schlock story about the NYC cop buying boots for a homeless dude and the feel good photo everyone is crapping themselves over, it seems there's a twist in the story - the bum has now sold his new boots (probably to buy a bottle of ripple).

Sounds like a happy ending for all involved: Officer Friendly gets a medal, Ms. Cell Phone Photog gets her fifteen minutes and Dirty Bum gets a buzz.
Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside to hear stories like this. Is this a great country or what?

My country tis of thee sweet land of liber- .... no one? C'mon everybody Land where my..... no? Oh well.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:24 PM
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Sad. Our local radio station has a yearly charity through the Salvation Army called "Christmas Castle". A family in need for the holidays writes to the radio station explaining their woes and people call in to donate $$. Many businesses donate for the air time and so do many individuals. I had considered making a personal donation and daring other employes at my company to do the same thing.....until I noticed that the needy families always asked for the same two things; Winter coats and boots for their kids. You can call me skeptic or cold hearted but I have a feeling the gift cards given to them for Walmart might go for something other than coats and boots.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:26 PM
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I suspect he's preying on unsuspecting philanthropists and saving up enough shoes to one day open up his own shoe shop and live the American dream.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:27 PM
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"Officer Friendly"? Nice.
"Dirty Bum"? Nice.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:31 PM
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"Officer Friendly"? Nice.
"Dirty Bum"? Nice.
Yep, lovely eh? Not sure what the point of the OP is other than a little self-affirmation and curmudgeonly clucking. Does the guy in the OP represent all homeless people? Of course he doesn't.

Heck, if anything the guy should be congratulated for showing a bit of initiative - he turned the gift of boots into dollars. Maybe he needed money more than he needed the boots.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:36 PM
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Yep, lovely eh? Not sure what the point of the OP is other than a little self-affirmation and curmudgeonly clucking. Does the guy in the OP represent all homeless people? Of course he doesn't.

Heck, if anything the guy should be congratulated for showing a bit of initiative - he turned the gift of boots into dollars. Maybe he needed money more than he needed the boots.
You're right! You know what they say, give a man some boots he drinks for a day, teach a man to steal boots, he drinks for a lifetime!

Or something like that anyway.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:41 PM
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I called it first right here suckers....read it and weep !




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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:42 PM
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You're right! You know what they say, give a man some boots he drinks for a day, teach a man to steal boots, he drinks for a lifetime!

Or something like that anyway.
Who stole boots?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:43 PM
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Who stole boots?
It was a joke. Man you guys are a tough crowd.
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