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#1 Duke

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 04:57 PM

So... I enjoyed the warm weather this morning a took a trip on the motorcyle.

Returning to Folsom this afternoon via US-50, I exited at E. Bidwell and rolled up to the Iron Point Road traffic signal. I was greeted by a beggar standing on the median (left turn lane onto Iron Point) holding some sort of sign. He was hitting-up motorists for cash who happened to be stopped in the left turn lane.

I certainly credit him for ingenuity. Lots of $$$ are traveling through that intersection.

Is anyone else annoyed by this type of behavior?

#2 LadyGreenEyes

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 07:42 PM

QUOTE(Duke @ Feb 3 2007, 04:57 PM) View Post
So... I enjoyed the warm weather this morning a took a trip on the motorcyle.

Returning to Folsom this afternoon via US-50, I exited at E. Bidwell and rolled up to the Iron Point Road traffic signal. I was greeted by a beggar standing on the median (left turn lane onto Iron Point) holding some sort of sign. He was hitting-up motorists for cash who happened to be stopped in the left turn lane.

I certainly credit him for ingenuity. Lots of $$$ are traveling through that intersection.

Is anyone else annoyed by this type of behavior?


Not in the least. I wouldn't give em any money, but it doesn't bother me. Not that Folsom isn't a nice town, but I don't think of $$$ when I think of it. If the begger wanted to try to get some serious cash, he should have gone to El Dorado Hills - that's the town that comes to mind when I think $$$$.


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Posted 03 February 2007 - 09:18 PM

Call Folsom PD, they usually can't do anything for loitering on private property, but they'll at least stop by and say Hello.
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 08:51 AM

wow, wish this was my biggest concern in life... the annoyance of the less fortunate...
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 08:57 AM

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wow, wish this was my biggest concern in life... the annoyance of the less fortunate...

I think we can safely draw a line between supporting those less fortunate and allowing heroin junkies to beg at every stop light.
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:06 AM

QUOTE(mylo @ Feb 5 2007, 08:57 AM) View Post
I think we can safely draw a line between supporting those less fortunate and allowing heroin junkies to beg at every stop light.



Absolutely!

#7 Dave Burrell

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:12 AM

QUOTE(mylo @ Feb 5 2007, 08:57 AM) View Post
I think we can safely draw a line between supporting those less fortunate and allowing heroin junkies to beg at every stop light.



we have heroin junkies begging at stop lights in town?


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Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:15 AM

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we have heroin junkies begging at stop lights in town?

I've seen a few in the Broadstone shopping center. Something about Iron Point/E. Bidwell apparently.

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:41 AM

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I've seen a few in the Broadstone shopping center. Something about Iron Point/E. Bidwell apparently.


that area is such a blight tongue.gif

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:49 AM

QUOTE(davburr @ Feb 5 2007, 09:12 AM) View Post
we have heroin junkies begging at stop lights in town?


yeah I guess mylo saw them leaving a methodone clinic or something?
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#11 Dave Burrell

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 10:07 AM

QUOTE(ESP Guy @ Feb 5 2007, 09:49 AM) View Post
yeah I guess mylo saw them leaving a methodone clinic or something?



I thought maybe they had left the needles in their arms while begging? human dart boards


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#12 ESP Guy

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 10:13 AM

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I thought maybe they had left the needles in their arms while begging? human dart boards


not a bad attention grabber if you think about it
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 10:57 AM

QUOTE(ESP Guy @ Feb 5 2007, 10:13 AM) View Post
not a bad attention grabber if you think about it

Are you implying that they weren't junkies? That the people I saw were just less fortunate unemployed citizens? Now, I'm sure I'm not always a perfect guage of people, but heroin junkies have got to be one of the easiest type of addicts to spot:


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Posted 05 February 2007 - 11:07 AM

QUOTE(mylo @ Feb 5 2007, 10:57 AM) View Post
Are you implying that they weren't junkies? That the people I saw were just less fortunate unemployed citizens? Now, I'm sure I'm not always a perfect guage of people, but heroin junkies have got to be one of the easiest type of addicts to spot:



never implied anything, mylo.
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 11:40 AM

Perhaps it's just my SoCal desensitization at work, but I rarely, if ever, see homeless people in Folsom. I'm not saying they don't exist, but I just never notice them, presumably because they are so few in numbers.

I don't recall ever being bothered by one. I'm sure it's happened, but so infrequently that I don't take notice of it.




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