Lillie - I am not mucking with quotes on this one. It is too messy.
The word bum is a real word. Of course it is. But it is also derogatory. Here are the relevant definitions:
1: a: one who sponges off others and avoids work
2: to spend time unemployed and often wandering —often used with around
Bum - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
The definition isn't actually "a homeless person". So no, you repeat use of a nasty word (imo) doesn't show a compassionate attitude.
Your comments show a great lack of understanding about homeless people and the struggles they face. I watch them every day as I work right beside an outreach center. If you want to help, support those organisations, and mental health funding, and affordable housing initiatives, and substance abuse treatment programs. That helps a hell of a lot more than forcing water on people.
As to minimum wage - yes that does happen now. Thank goodness we have minimum wage so that people don't get screwed even more!
I just donated two trash bags full of nice clothing I don't wear and Jace doesn't wear to a homeless shelter nearby (I don't donate to
Goodwill that often because people who are homeless usually don't have money to buy at goodwill) . The word "bum" never even crossed my mind. In fact, I was excited that there were a pair of black dress pants in the bag perfect for someone to wear to an interview. I don't donate and turn around and call people bums and feel like I am entitled to do so because I donate.
You just proved my point. I work in Biloxi MS between the Veteran's hospital and the second poorest neighborhood I've ever seen that is still safe for people to drive through. It gets to 104 often here so whether it would be beneficial in British Columbia or not, here it probably kept that guy out of the hospital. Don't use the word if you don't like it, but it's a valid word to use and I'm sick of people trying to make things complicated instead of just using the words available to us. In this case there isn't even a valid alternative. At least with ***** you can say prostitute. There is no alternative to bum.
I don't use the word because I donate, I use it because whether you like it or not, it's the correct term.
Now get off my back about the word or start a new debate
OH crap. And the minimum wage. Yes it's still there. That does not mean everybody in either of our countries is paid it.
Murder is the taking of an innocent life.. That is a general term.. What we disagree about is what is innocent, and when does life begin.. But it could easily be seen as to be after conception.
I am a Catholic and I have never heard of that. Ever. Even from my staunchest Catholic family members. Maybe life at conception but not before.
The earliest stopping point is held by many members of the Catholic Church, with their proclamation that “every sperm is sacred.” The held rationale is that every sperm has the possibility to fertilize an egg, become implanted, and eventually grow into a human being. Since God’s charge is to go forth and procreate, any type of hindrance to that process such as the use of condoms or birth control pills are interfering with God’s plan and therefore not allowed.
From here - Medical Controversy – When Does Life Begin? | Brain Blogger
I know many Catholics... many don't even know how many books are in their bible.. so it matters not whether you are Catholic or not to me.
DH-Aug 30th 1997 Josiah - 6/3/02 Isaac 7/31/03
Ridiculous. You are calling every Nfp person who had sex when knowingly not fertile a murderer.