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    I had no idea what homelessness and panhandling was until I read these articles. The article on “Reality Check on Panhandling” correlate to the book, through Nathaniel is character as a homeless panhandler. Nathaniel did not have a place to live and lived outside on the street on Skid Row. The homeless stand outside in the rain, cold, and hot sun. Most of these homeless people are sick and with mental illness. They are alcoholics and drug addicts who sometimes don’t want treatment. There are some homeless people and panhandlers who don’t want to work or pursue their education for training. One distinct difference is that panhandlers are the ones asking for money but not all of them are homeless and experiencing housing crisis. Panhandlers do not stand in the rain, cold and hot sun. Therefore, the difference between homelessness and panhandling is one may sleep on the streets and the choices or lack of options one must survive. The article “Proposed Panhandling Bill Absurd” correlated to the book “The Soloist” by the character Lopez talks to Nathaniel about his life on the streets and buys him instruments. The perspective on homeless people who sleep and live on the streets. The panhandling perspective is that Nathaniel has signs in his shopping cart. In the book, he never used his cardboard signs and I would thing he only used them for when he practiced on his instruments and people would give him money. I really don’t think there is a difference between the two because in…

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    Problems Of Panhandling

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    2 Is panhandling really solving any problems? Panhandlers will be seen on the sidewalks, exit ramps and on the side of the highway receiving money or donations from people passing by in cars. Panhandlers begging people for money on the side of the road does not solve any problems. They are not solving the problem that they are homeless or the problem that they do not contribute anything positive to society. They do not help themselves by taking money out of people’s pockets to help themselves. …

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    Panhandling is a way for less fortunate people to get money by asking others in the community. Panhandlers usually stand on the sides of roads in busy places, such as an intersection, or public centers. Panhandling allows the mentally ill, homeless, and poor to get money and stay afloat in our society. The main argument against is whether or not those people are using the money they're getting to help their situation, or if they using it to feul bad habits such as drug and alcohol use. Whether…

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    makes him cry himself to sleep every night. Surprisingly, despite the daily horrors, almost all of the homeless youth that I have investigated have managed to keep a positive attitude and a constant daily routine to survive. As a result, the homeless youth have seen the worst things in life. But at one point, they still have dreams. They are teenagers who has aspirations, passions and relationships who just trying to make the best of life. But some may argue that these homeless youth are just…

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    Over 3.5 million people become homeless every year, and the government doesn’t help out as much as everyone thinks they do. A lot of people say they help the homeless but in reality, most of them treat the homeless like scum, they can't even spare 25 cents.If people help out even one homeless person it will make a huge change in the society. The main causes of homelessness is poverty and unemployment, but some people think differently. Help is what the homeless need, it doesn’t take much to…

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    In today’s society, not many people will take a second glance when they see a homeless person. They may give a homeless person some spare change when asked for it, but not many people go the extra mile for a complete stranger living on the streets. My family is friends with a couple, the Harper’s, and the Harper’s were nice enough to take in a stranger off the streets. They had never met this woman in their lives, and yet they were kind enough to bring her in and let her live with them. I…

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    What Causes Homelessness

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    that my family was a little richer; that we had better things. Then I learned that there are people in the world who have nothing. There are people who are homeless and who have nothing but the clothes on their back. Homelessness is a big social problem around the world, but the focus of this paper is about the problem in Spartanburg South Carolina. Homeless people are thought of negatively because people assume the worst in them. Some homeless people have a substance abuse, but others are just…

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    Have you ever woke up not knowing where you are and had a mini heart attack seconds before realizing you’re just home? Imagine feeling like that every day feeling alone and lost that’s something homeless people deal with on a daily basis. Waking up day after day not having a purpose and wondering what to do and hoping something will change today. Being homeless in Minnesota is very difficult, especially in the winter when the weather can sometimes reach below zero degrees. There’s many reasons…

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    and death. The image of homeless people evokes a lazy bum spending his or her day under the bridges in a drunken stupor or smoker are always come to many people’s mind first when they hear about “homelessness”. Even though the drug addiction is a biggest problem to make people become craziest that they can’t even control themselves or do anything but for them, drug abuse and alcohol is just a part of their life. Because of this situation, we could spend more money on helping addicts recover…

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    In the four text types Basketball Diaries (Movie) The Otherside by Macklemore (Song) Looking For Alaska by John Green (Book) and Skins S2E7 - Effy (TV Series) the idea that drugs and alcohol can influence your decisions and have negative outcomes is clearly shown but each their own way. In the movie Basketball Diaries the main character Jim Carol revolves his life around basketball and he dreams of being a famous sports star one day or at least that was the plan, but with his best friend,…

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