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Fund raises $91G for homeless man who returned lost money
Fox News.com ^ | September 19, 2013

Posted on 09/19/2013 5:59:47 AM PDT by Kaslin

Boston- The overwhelming response to a fund set up for a Boston homeless man who turned in a backpack he found filled with more than $40,000 in cash and traveler's checks is a "statement to everyone in America," says the Virginia man who started the drive. In just over two days, more than $91,000 has been donated to the fund for Glen James.

James flagged down a police officer Saturday after he found the backpack containing $2,400 in cash and almost $40,000 in traveler's checks at the South Bay Mall In Boston. The man who lost it told workers at a nearby mall store and they called police, who later returned the backpack to him.

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1 posted on 09/19/2013 5:59:47 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Some times, I see a ray of hope for this once proud country. This is one of those times.


2 posted on 09/19/2013 6:03:13 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Kaslin

I remember, so long ago, when I’d see a story like this and go, wow, that’s great!

Now I wonder how much of the funds raised will have to go to the fundraiser’s income tax bill. How much of the funds will be seized by state health care authorities to repay some of the medical care bills racked up over the years.

I miss the days when I wasn’t a cynic. Gee, thanks Mr. Obama, for bringing Change.


3 posted on 09/19/2013 6:14:00 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Kaslin

$91K should keep him in the drink/drug of his choice for awhile, OR give him a start in cleaning up his life. Prayers for the latter.


4 posted on 09/19/2013 6:20:13 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Kaslin

who buys traveler’s checks anymore?


5 posted on 09/19/2013 6:25:03 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

someone who doesn’t like credit cards?


6 posted on 09/19/2013 6:31:46 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: basil

It is indeed


7 posted on 09/19/2013 6:32:14 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

who carries around a back pack with that kind of cash? this was either a terrorist or a drug dealer and his backpack got returned.................something is very wrong here


8 posted on 09/19/2013 6:33:47 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Kaslin

You can buy alot of booze for $91,000. Hope he uses the money to turn his life around but I doubt it.


9 posted on 09/19/2013 6:34:22 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: JimRed
Your post is uncalled for. Do you really think that he would have returned the backpack with the money and the travelers checks if he was a drug user or a boozer.

Shame on you

10 posted on 09/19/2013 6:38:29 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

Post #10 goes also for you, nooby


11 posted on 09/19/2013 6:40:45 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

I notice that the fund to reward the homeless man was NOT initiated by government.

WHAT A CONCEPT!!!

American PEOPLE get the right things done, NOT government.

Lesson to be learned by this.


12 posted on 09/19/2013 6:44:47 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: Kaslin

Love the basic decency of most Americans!


13 posted on 09/19/2013 6:47:03 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: Kaslin

I hope a really good, HONEST financial advisor will donate his or her time pro bono to help him manage that and get him to a safer location so he doesn’t get robbed blind or swindled.


14 posted on 09/19/2013 6:49:30 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: yldstrk

I’ve read elsewhere that the backpack contained cash, travellers checks, and a Chinese passport. As I understand it, many Chinese people are extremely distrustful of banks (makes sense coming from a Communist country where money deposited in a bank is always at risk of seizure), and so will often keep almost all of their life savings with them at all times.


15 posted on 09/19/2013 6:49:58 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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Re Headline...
k = 1,000
M = 1,000,000
G = 1,000,000,000

Wow, doing the right thing really paid off for him.


16 posted on 09/19/2013 6:52:30 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

well, a Chinese spy then, maybe it’s on the up and up, maybe not, I appreciate the info though


17 posted on 09/19/2013 6:55:46 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SueRae

I agree completely as he sure deserves it


18 posted on 09/19/2013 7:12:43 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: joethedrummer

You said it


19 posted on 09/19/2013 7:13:43 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: I want the USA back

you are not alone


20 posted on 09/19/2013 7:14:46 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

It sure did.


21 posted on 09/19/2013 7:15:44 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

“Post #10 goes also for you, nooby”

So you are sayng that alcoholics cant be honest? People are homeless for a reason, usually alcoholism, drug abuse or mental issues. Falling into a pile of money is unlikely to solve any of those problems. This is a feel good story but it might not end up the way we would like.

I get a laugh out of those who call noob since its a sign they have no good arguments. In this case it is especially funny since I have been posting for over a year already.


22 posted on 09/19/2013 7:39:27 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Kaslin

>The man who lost it told workers at a nearby mall store

Maybe it’s just me, but I’d like to hear the story behind why someone is carrying that much cash and 40k in traveler checks. Maybe that’s how most people roll in the city?


23 posted on 09/19/2013 8:04:47 AM PDT by soycd
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So you are saying that alcoholics cant be honest? People are homeless for a reason, usually alcoholism, drug abuse or mental issues. Falling into a pile of money is unlikely to solve any of those problems.

Ditto. As I said, prayers for his recovery

24 posted on 09/19/2013 8:38:31 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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