[Hpn] The large of Homeless Folks

HOBOMATT@aol.com HOBOMATT@aol.com
Sun, 29 Jun 2003 16:59:34 EDT


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In a message dated 6/27/2003 1:52:27 PM Mountain Daylight Time, 
hobopoets@yahoo.com writes:

> but they do help show that there are a variety of folks who are "homeless" 
> for a variety of reasons: 
>  
> "A Hobo is a person that travels to work
> A Homeless Person is a person who is at the moment is without a home, and 
> it's not by choice! 
> A Tramp is a person that travels and won't work - they'd rather beg!
> A Bum is still a bum... a person that will neither travel nor work."


OK so we have these "catagories" of homeless folk.  The question then arises:
"What do we, as individuals, and as a society, owe these people?"  I for one, 
see nothing wrong with attaching a requirement or two to the handouts that 
get given to people in need.
Matt Parkhouse, RN;
Colorado Springs, CO
Appointed "Grand Duke of the Hoboes" in Britt, Iowa in 1989

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<HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT  SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=
=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">In a message dated 6/27/2003 1:52:27 PM Mountain Dayli=
ght Time, hobopoets@yahoo.com writes:<BR>
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e are a variety of folks who are "homeless" for a variety of reasons: <BR>
 <BR>
"A Hobo is a person that travels to work<BR>
A Homeless Person is a person who is at the moment is without a home, and <I=
>it's not by choice</I>! <BR>
A Tramp is a person that travels and won't work - they'd rather beg!<BR>
A Bum is still a bum... a person that will neither travel nor work."</BLOCKQ=
UOTE></FONT><FONT  COLOR=3D"#000000" style=3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZ=
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</FONT><FONT  COLOR=3D"#000000" style=3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D2=
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</FONT><FONT  COLOR=3D"#000000" style=3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D2=
 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">OK so we have these "catagor=
ies" of homeless folk.&nbsp; The question then arises:<BR>
"What do we, as individuals, and as a society, owe these people?"&nbsp; I fo=
r one, see nothing wrong with attaching a requirement or two to the handouts=
 that get given to people in need.<BR>
Matt Parkhouse, RN;<BR>
Colorado Springs, CO<BR>
Appointed "Grand Duke of the Hoboes" in Britt, Iowa in 1989</FONT></HTML>

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