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The Survivor

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    Raleigh, NC
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    sleeping, video games, astronomy, martial arts, skydiving, paintball, seeking romance (yes, that is an interest), movies, scifi (Star Trek, Doctor Who)

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  1. Here is a shorter link. http://www.funnycatsite.com/pictures/hugggeeee_cat.htm I think it is real. Look at those eyes!
  2. I admire the ones who will pray with people. I am not good at praying for people, let alone myself. One of my "faults" maybe is lacking in praying properly with people.
  3. You could always share the link where you saw it online, or upload the picture to a site like Mediafire if you really needed to. I would not want to clean the litter box of that animal.
  4. Everyone has some really good responses here. I am still playing catch up myself and do at times wish I could assist the less fortunate than I but the way I live is knowing I may not have a job tomorrow. I want a home again. I want to get to a certain country I need to go to. I want to eat better tasting foods than Dollar Tree. But I am always trying to pinch pennies so I have at least a week or so of reserves in hopes that if I lost me job, God would give me a better one within a week (because that is all I still can muster for savings) than having me wait three years like the last time. Maybe making up some business card size, er, cards with a line from scripture and addresses to local shelters be good to have in car and pass out when needed.
  5. I hated them before working for them for a year, and even more so after the fact.
  6. Due to my 2011 layoff, I almost was as well. I lost everything. Not just money, but my 800+ credit, personal/sentimental possessions (I do not go buying things, but things I had for decades), vehicle, friends, family, reputation... everything. A country where many fill their bellies and toss out food, there are people especially children and pets starving. During my layoff I was hungry. Barely eating. Lost 40 pounds on the "laid off diet" plan.
  7. I had to access her profile to see that image a bit bigger too. Is that a real, living cat?
  8. Indeed. I was curious how others handle these situations. missmuffet, very nice on your phone comment. Growing up in Boston, MA I gave people now and then money. Over the years I learned of homeless scams and such. Once a bust in Chicago that took five years I think to crackdown on some scammers. People begging for money all summer long and they go to their homes in Florida during the winters. Now in Raleigh, NC, I see the same people all the time in the same areas. Many have to have something called a "pandhandling license" in order to ask for help without cops grabbing them each time (although I rarely see them paid police people doing anything anyway around here in such cases). Over the years I would give someone an unopened bottle of water if I had it while hot outside, but I can not afford to give them a bottle every day. I barely can survive off Dollar Tree myself. Despite my self defense training, I am not going to ask a guy into my car and offer to take him to McDs either. But I have with some individuals in the past under certain circumstances. Many times people have come up right into my face asking for something. I am usually in defend mode because a few have been, over the years, confrontational. One took out a knife. Another followed me. Each situation I had to deal with it my way, but you never know someone may have the upper hand one day. Ah, and similar to missmuffet again, once in Nevada somewhere. I do not recall where. I was driving. A guy came up asking for some money and help because he not eaten in "days." All I had was food as i was traveling on a mission and gave him a bunch of spare snacks. He was not very grateful. Am interested to see other people's thoughts/encounters on the subject.
  9. My title implies that we assume the people we see are in fact homeless. So you are driving home from work, school, the pizzeria and you see this human holding a sign about being homeless from a fire, job, a war veteran, etc. Looking for donations, money, etc. Ends it usually with "God bless." You are in your car, at the dreaded red lights that causes me to waste time, gain stress, and wear out my brakes....... <clears throat> back to topic.... You are in your vehicle and the homeless person in question is five feet from your window standing there holding said sign at the corner. They could easily turn their head to see you on your fancy, expensive Apple (I HATE APPLE) phone probably thinking two things: one, that person can afford that they could give me a buck, two, does that idiot know it is dangerous to drive with those bloody things they are so addicted to in their hands). So now what do you do? Ignore the person or give him/her something you have like a prayer, money, a bottle of water, or that $15 McDonald's meal you just bought? What about when you see them the next day? All week? How about almost everyday for a year or two and they can easily recognize your face and car if they ever saw you elsewhere. What do you do?
  10. The devil's greatest tricks are to lie, deceive, manipulate. But coming to realize you been trick and seeing through the lies, you are causing him to lose yet another battle in a war he already lost tomorrow a long time ago. Now you are on your path to a grand victory.
  11. I totally understand, dude. I am sure people have asked about if friends/families have a temp place for you. Even some enemies to stay with (hey, Rules of Acquisition 76 states, "Every once in a while, declare peace. It confuses the hell out of your enemies." Have any coworkers that you confide in can offer some assistance, like places they have seen for rent? Anyone in your home church, or a church you go to, that you can speak to? Usually a pastor will know someone who may know someone.
  12. Did You Quit Watching Something Because of False "Social Norms?" What I mean is, with all the crap like gay stuff put into Doctor Who, Star Trek, Marvel movies, etc, have you quit watching something because of it? For example, Star Trek Discovery has gay men. The Orville has "bisexuals." The last two seasons of Doctor Who had more gay characters, references, and support than all of the seasons since the 1960s combined (that I can recall); plus, Captain Jack and the Torchwood series. Even Avengers Endgame had to throw in a gay dude so they can show they "support" them, and they already confirmed several other characters as gay like Valkyrie and even Bucky. Loki, according to the directors, is "fluid," whatever dumb social identity crisis that is. With shows and movies going down the drain in ethical and mortal content, have you stopped watching any of them because of it?
  13. Oh no. Not from here. I was referring to other forums. Sorry for the confusion.
  14. That is a pretty awesome name and signature there, Cheery Tree.
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