wordless wednesday

28 comments:

  1. sadly, not an uncommon sight.
    I am not sure no matter what we do, we can ever fully solve the problem of people that get to this situation.

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  2. I hope he's getting some money with those cans!
    Bless that guy.

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  3. as Miles To Go said, a vry powerful shot, thank you for sharing

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  4. This type of perseverance and resourcefulness amazes & inspires me.
    Great shot Daryl.

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  5. really well done - a strong statement - have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a special hug for Rosie xxo

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  6. I have to admire the initiative perhaps driven by desperation but so much better than giving up. Happy WW

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  7. Even more poignant during this season of thanks giving.
    as in give and say thanks.

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  8. from Toon Man to winter pathos...


    Aloha from Waikiki

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  9. heartbreaking, to think of those with nothing in a country with so much to give

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  10. Here gypsies do this same kind of recycling work, unofficially. Poor fellow. I hope he can get to a shelter for a good meal on Thanksgiving.

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  11. Serious problem of present society !
    :(
    Marta, from Spain

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  12. more reason to remember all the things we have to be grateful for

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  13. So sad this has become a mainstay on the American landscape.

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  14. Powerful photo for the day before Thanksgiving Daryl! We should be so grateful for what we have, and help those who don't....

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  15. I find it sad that some people resort to that. :(

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  16. It would seem to me that the richest country in the world could figure out a way to take care of the needs of people who, for whatever reason, find themselves in a desperate situation.

    First of all, though, we have to rid ourselves of the notion that we "deserve" what we have and realize that we were not "chosen" to be blessed but came into being out of the cauldron of randomness.

    Yes, we may have worked hard and that is good, and we can enjoy the blessings hard work brings, but so many never really had that option. It is almost impossible to break out of some "cultures," such as the culture of poverty.

    The character of a country is not determined by the number of its bombs, or the value of its currency, or how many billionaires live in it, but how it takes care of those considered less fortunate.

    Unfortunately, the motto on our Statue of Liberty no longer resonates. But the hatred of the teapot crackpots does. That does not bode well.

    Try to have a Happy Thanksgiving anyway! :-)

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  17. I hope he has a hot meal and a warm bed waiting for him somewhere--not a subway vent, and not just for tonight.

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  18. No statement by me, other than, it's a great candid photo...

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  19. I used to wonder where these people came from - where were their families - did no-one care about them?

    My time in 'the hall' taught me very quickly where these people come from and why. The government support that is 'generously' given to the mentally ill is not enough to feed a man on in a month let alone pay for somewhere to sleep out of the cold.

    As a society we turn our heads away because we don't want to see this or deal with it. It would take a very concerted effort to help these people. Really help them. Not only with some kind of housing - but in-depth counseling as well.

    In these economic times it's a problem that is only getting worse. Suddenly families are finding themselves without their houses and jobs and nowhere to go. Relatives quickly tire of 'lending a helping hand' and it is a sad slow spiral from there.

    I hope there is some kind of compensation for what this man has collected. I know here we get deposits refunded for taking back bottles and pop cans. It still isn't enough to live on though.

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  20. Inexcusable and so very sad that we have so much hunger in a country so fat.

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