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  • ... had your mail delivered to the local Salvation Army, or a church, or any number of charities' offices, or a friend's house. You could have given their phone numbers too, and they'd take messages for you. Sorry, still no sympathy.

    In a civilised society (and I'll admit I don't actually know whether you live in one) there is enough help from the state that no-one need live on the streets, no-one need eat other peoples' rubbish. Therefore I conclude that anyone living on the streets in a civilised soci

    • ... had your mail delivered to the local Salvation Army, or a church, or any number of charities' offices, or a friend's house. You could have given their phone numbers too, and they'd take messages for you. Sorry, still no sympathy.

      Why in the world does the fact that he might have had unconsidered alternatives mean that we should not be sympathetic for his plight?

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      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
      • Because those alternatives are as obvious as the nose in front of your face.
        • Going to churches (including the Salvation Army, which is a church) is not very obvious to non-religious people or persons of other religions. Going to friends' houses is not very obvious to people with no friends. Going to charities is obvious, but you'll notice that he mentioned, "You go to a homeless shelter only to find, again, a sign on the door saying 'full'." I would presume that if there were any remaining obvious charities to mention, the full shelters would do so.
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          J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
          • I'm not religious at all, but I thought of it. Might as well get some use out of the otherwise pointless god-bothering centres. And as for people of other religions - if there's no local mosque or temple, then "beggars can't be choosers".