Skip to comments.Students spend five days homeless
Posted on 03/10/2008 6:03:32 AM PDT by Braak
EDMONTON -- Students at universities across Canada may come across a surprise when they show up for class this morning -- groups of fellow students huddled against the cold, asking if they could spare something to eat for breakfast.
Dozens of students are camping out on the campuses of 10 universities from last night to Friday night to raise awareness and money for a variety of charities aimed at helping homeless youth.
The students will have no money or access to food, drinks or showers. They will have to survive on donations and must sleep outside unless temperatures plunge low enough to put their health at risk.
"They have a sleeping bag, a pillow, they find some cardboard to sleep on top of to stay dry, their coats and their mitts and their toques," said Chantel Pitcher, a University of Alberta student and part of the national organizing committee of Five Days for the Homeless.
Do their parents still have to pay tuition and board?
So these spoiled kids are depriving a real homeless person from a donation.
No, they spent five days camping. They were not homeless.
“Do their parents still have to pay tuition and board?”
That would be the real lesson...not just ACT homeless, rather be cut off from their source of funding.
***They will have to survive on donations and must sleep outside unless temperatures plunge low enough to put their health at risk. ***
Get a real job, dum bass! It works for me!
BFD. Thousands do this by choice every year
Here’s an example
No, if they REALLY want to experience what many “homeless” experience, they should:
1) drop out of school and alientate all their relations
2) develop an uncontrollable addiction to alcohol or some other substance
3) get a mental illness
THEN maybe they can say they walked in the shoes of the so-called “homeless.”
wait, students at KU do that to get basketball tickets. How is this different?
But I missed the part on Army bivouacs and camping trips that I went on where I was supposed to sit in a doorway and beg for money. Maybe that is “advanced camping.”
Ok, this is useful how?
feeeeeeliiings, oh oh oh feeeelliingsss
Ok, that would keep me out of class.
How stupid are these students? Canada? In March?
Homeless guys go to Florida.
They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do.
The coeds could shower at my place.
Until I noted that raising awareness doesn't feed, clothe or shelter any homeless. If they really wanted to help the homeless, take them into their homes and feed, clothe and shelter them until the homeless find jobs and can provide for themselves.
They found other ways to get in touch with their feelings.
It just may remind them, rather forcefully, of how important it is to be on the right side of the parable about the Rich Man and Lazarus.
Perhaps you should join them...?
Maybe this will prompt young people to join voluntary service organizations like Lions and others, which do an excellent job in charity work with almost 100% efficiency compared to the government where money simply goes down a rathole.
It is all liberal claptrap but it should be a good experience, a lot of kids get this experience by camping with Dad and they don’t ask for donations.
"Can you give us some beer for breakfast, eh? These are almost empty."
“Ok, this is useful how?”
Career training for future humanities graduates.
They should have given them all guns and told them to hunt for their food.
Plus a coupon good for a free MadDog 20/20 or NightTrain.
BTW, there's a funny French film from way back in 1931 called Boudu Saved From Drowning. A well-to-do academic type man looks out the window of his fashionable riverside apartment and sees a homeless man drowning. He rescues him, and generously invites him to live with him for a while. The man's high society wife and friends are appalled, but the rich man is bored and finds the homeless man entertaining. The homeless man continues to act like a slob. Even so, the rich man insists on keeping him around, being socially committed to improving the life of one of society's less fortunate. But the homeless man eventually falls in the river (on purpose) and fakes a drowning so he can escape and go back to living on the streets again, which he prefers.
They ought to show that film on college campuses instead of An Inconvenient Truth or Bowling for Columbine.
Clearly the best way to help the homeless is to contribute to global warming.
The reason why homeless people are homeless is because the last friend or relative who was willing to put up with their mental illness or drug abuse finally said: "Enough!"
Down and out in Beverly Hills?
It indocrinates the young ones into the cult of the "poverty pimps."
For a different take on such checkout: John Stossel - Creating Dependency
I believe it was remade also in the late 50s early 60s. (IIRC)
No, braak should NOT join them in a pointless endeavor.
But those feel-gooders could read about not sounding a trumpet before giving alms as do other hypocrits, or perhaps about noisy gongs or clanging cymbals. Doing such does not help to avoid the fate of the "rich man," which is a separate lesson altogether.
In the words of that immortal song: Yip Yip Yip Yip Mum Mum Mum Mum, get a job!
Well just in case they really are this stupid as they appear to be, they may end up homeless beggars so this way, they are being trained for their future. The village idiots in action!
So let ‘em freeze their asses off, their brains are already frozen.
>>Ok, this is useful how?<<
Maybe it will convince the kids that homelessness is a thing to be avoided and get better grades?
GET A JOB, YA BUMS!