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Panhandler who told Oklahoma police he made $60k a year busted in Boise
Idaho Statesman ^ | December 6, 2012 | Meghann Cuniff

Posted on 12/06/2012 9:42:14 AM PST by george76

A well-traveled panhandler who made national headlines last summer when he told an Oklahoma City police officer he'd made $60,000 in a year begging for money was arrested this week in Boise.

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Speegle was in Oklahoma City, where he told a police officer he was too lazy to get a job and didn't need to because he'd made $60,000 last year... The officer told Speegle he needed a $200 daily permit to panhandle, but Speegle suggested the price was within his means.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Idaho; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: jobless; obamanomics; panhandler; panhandling

1 posted on 12/06/2012 9:42:26 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

Franchise?


2 posted on 12/06/2012 9:51:09 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: george76

Truly a ridiculous truth!


3 posted on 12/06/2012 9:51:14 AM PST by geologist (" If you love me, keep my commandments" John 14:15)
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To: george76

Makes me mad that people give so much to pan-handles effectively enabling them.

I lived in Mexico for a number of years and almost every day gave money to people on the street. But there it really is different.

He’s effectively earning $20.55 an hour begging.


4 posted on 12/06/2012 9:51:53 AM PST by the_boy_who_got_lost
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To: the_boy_who_got_lost

It used to be that poor and needy would turn to their friends, family and church. Which in turn gave them moral support and helped them get back on their feet a lot sooner.

Now people are living off the government shamelessly.


5 posted on 12/06/2012 9:55:40 AM PST by the_boy_who_got_lost
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To: george76

There are a lot of people out there who are too lazy to work but who think the rest of society owes them a living. The difference is this guy only gets money from suckers who voluntarily give it to him. The other bums think that government should force the taxpayer to support them.


6 posted on 12/06/2012 9:56:47 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: george76

Made a cardboard sign for my car. When I see someone on the exit ramp with a sign that says “Homeless”, I show them my sign:

“Ask Obama!”


7 posted on 12/06/2012 9:59:11 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: george76
This is different from politicians how?

Let the slime go. If you're dumb enough to fall for his gig, or it makes you feel good, what's the difference?

He'd be on welfare anyway. This way we eliminate the middle men - the social welfare bureaucracy.

Just make him report his "earnings" and pay income, self employment, insurance, business and every other idiot tax that people like him have voted to impose on the rest of us.

8 posted on 12/06/2012 10:00:30 AM PST by Regulator
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Then you’d still pay for it!
They probably already ask Obama anyway.


9 posted on 12/06/2012 10:04:48 AM PST by TurkeyLurkey
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To: george76

I give to nobody on the streets. Thanks to the government I no longer give to any large charity at stores or that solicit me online or elsewhere. I give to smaller local charities where I can see the work being done and sometimes volunteer there myself.

The government is already giving my money to the likes of ACORN and PP.


10 posted on 12/06/2012 10:05:45 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: TurkeyLurkey

Printing up my own “business cards” to give these bums. It will be worth the $2.95/250 at Office Depot.


11 posted on 12/06/2012 10:27:30 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: Resolute Conservative
I give to nobody on the streets. Thanks to the government I no longer give to any large charity at stores or that solicit me online or elsewhere. I give to smaller local charities where I can see the work being done and sometimes volunteer there myself.

Same here. We don't even do the local food bank any more. Why bother when SNAP covers everything?

12 posted on 12/06/2012 10:30:47 AM PST by tpmintx (Proven11/6/12! People who work for a living ARE outnumbered by those who VOTE for a living.)
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To: george76

I recently found myself steeping over and around groups of panhandlers. I was surprised to find no compassion in my heart.

Now I just tune out when some elitist Commie does a media stunt such as eating on $30 a week.


13 posted on 12/06/2012 10:40:16 AM PST by Zuse
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To: george76

In a Con Game, the Grifter takes advantage of the beliefs, emotions and senses of the Mark. The Grifter relies on your compassion, greed, naïveté, fear and arrogance. A mugger sticks a gun in your face and demands your money. A mugger can face some serious jail time. He can also get shot. Con men like this guy rarely serve serious jail time. They also aren’t going to get shot. He’s taking advantage of people’s compassion. I got chewed out yesterday for being a heartless rat because I pointed out that a lot of “beggars” are just small time Grifters. I’m just advocating that people be wary.


14 posted on 12/06/2012 10:40:34 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: george76
Speegle
15 posted on 12/06/2012 11:19:28 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

that is FANTASTIC!


16 posted on 12/06/2012 11:24:22 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: george76
Smeegle?

$200 a day to panhandle??

Can I make $600 a day panhandling?

17 posted on 12/06/2012 11:30:29 AM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Well, when you hand them out, don’t get too close! LOL


18 posted on 12/06/2012 11:56:32 AM PST by TurkeyLurkey
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To: TurkeyLurkey

I’m thinking of including an invitation to our church to receive the several blessings of God:

1. The Gospel
2. The Sacraments
3. The love of God expressed thru social interaction

Hey, we’ll even arrange for 3 hots-and-a-cot if needed.

Just ask...


19 posted on 12/06/2012 12:42:32 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

My son’s landlord showed us a card he gives out sometimes. It’s like the Monopoly card that says “Get out of jail...free” but his says “Get out of hell...free!” and includes a Bible verse and the address of his church where he is a deacon. Rather creative, I think!


20 posted on 12/06/2012 1:52:55 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Saw a sign at a busy shopping center last week....CHANGE FOR THE DERANGED. The car in front of me handed money out the window to him. I guess they didn’t think that if he is deranged, he’d have a gov’t check.


21 posted on 12/06/2012 6:38:48 PM PST by jch10 (7th generation Floridian)
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