Photo Gallery: Homeless in Augusta - Bill Johnson

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Brittanycenter2007
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Brittanycenter2007 12/04/10 - 04:37 am
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Dont get me wrong it saddens

Dont get me wrong it saddens me to see any person homeless and the thought of someone without a warm place to sleep brings tears to my eyes , but i have to ask why has this man made it a way of life instead of trying to better himself? Because the pictures make it seem like he has been living this way for a while and has become comfortable with it which is disturbing. There is always a opportunity out there you just have to look for it, and it seems to me he could have been looking for that opportunity instead of building a desk and collecting things from peoples trash just saying!

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Scribbles 12/08/10 - 11:29 am
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Not all of the homeless are

Not all of the homeless are pitifully poor and disadvantaged. Many people are shamelessly homeless by choice. They turned their backs on supportive families and legitimate employment opportunities. More of these "homeless" than you suspect spend their personal financial resources on drugs, alcohol, and deviant lifestyles. Then, they expect the community to provide meals, shelter, and other resources after they have squandered everything they owned. They migrate because they have burned their bridges, so to speak, in other communities. They go to communities, such as Augusta, where there are naive and trusting victims and little or no consequences to deter their illegal activities and assault on the safety of the community. Surprisingly, some aren't really poor at all. There is a very active deviant subculture here with people who facilitate it for personal gain. Others recognize that this is a major problem but are overwhelmed and suffer burn out because they don't receive sufficient support to eradicate it. Too many resources are squandered on these deviants rather than being offered to the truly helpless and working poor in this community who demonstrate sincere effort in fulfilling their potential as members of a healthy and productive society. It's heartbreaking to know that they are turned away because the real needy are not well versed in turn-key responses that the professional bums know from working the system repetitively. A picture may be a thousand words but things are not always as they appear.

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Jade12 01/10/11 - 01:58 pm
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Scribbles you asr so crrect I

Scribbles you asr so crrect I found thisto be true when Ilived in Atlanta for many years and agin when I tried to officer food and sheler to an old classmate until I had to let my home go .I gave her all the money I had on me at the time, once she received the $5.00 that Ihad , she immediately left and I saw her no more.

So many are homeless by choice like you say and it is a bad thing because some do not want to conform tpo other people rules and regulations.

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