Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Need for local warming shelters appears on the ris

It’s been about five years since the Springfield Warming Shelter opened, providing the homeless a place to sleep between November and April each year. The need for the shelter has increased every year, said North Springfield Baptist Church Rev. George Keeler, explaining they had to turn people away from the shelter for the first time this year.

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  1. Now Hiring Signs all over Springfield.

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    1. Be careful what you wish for, Roger; maybe one of them will get your job. I've met quite a few homeless people who are smarter than you are!

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  2. Never said they were not smart, you twisted my words. Maybe lazy applies, but also maybe they just don't care and want other to take care of them, there is a lot of that going on in this Millennium Age. And for your information I supply and support monthly donations, and 1 Xmas donation to the Upper Valley Haven in White River Jct, and you? I know some people struggle but my point is there are jobs out there.

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    1. Sure, there are jobs out there, but I'll bet a lot of them don't pay enough to put a roof over one's head. Simply "having a job" is not always enough. MY POINT, which you miss as usual, is not everyone is as lucky as you. All it would take is for your boss to find someone smarter than you, who will work for less money, and YOU might be on the street! It happens EVERY DAY, to people MUCH more talented than you! If you worked for ME, you'd be toast, no matter how good you were. I would go far out of my way to find a replacent, based solely on your attitude! Something to consider, next time you think the unemployed should be allowed to freeze to death!

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  3. Typical Millennium attitude these days, but old school would be get a job, hold it move up, or work 2 jobs. This has been my way of thinking and it has been successful to never need welfare nor unemployment, you have to have a want too attitude... But then I'm not very smart though.

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    1. Old school? I'm older than you, Roger! Retired five years ago! I was temporarily homeless once; I had sold my home, moved, and was living in a motel until I closed on my new home. For three weeks, I went looking for a job, without success. The problem? I HAD NO PERMAMENT ADDRESS! After I closed on my new condo, I went back to one of the employers who turned me down, and was hired on the spot! It's the old Catch-22; no home, no job. No job, no home. Here's another story for you. In parts of the country where it's cold, the homeless go to local libraries to stay warm. I used to see a homeless guy in front of the library where I once lived. He was dressed warmly, but had no gloves. I gave him mine, he thanked me, and we talked for a while. I read that he froze to death a few weeks later. HE WAS A VIETNAM VET. You make blanket judgements about people you don't know, because you are greedy, self-righteous, and ignorant. DECENT PEOPLE DIE EVERY DAY, BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU! You're despicable, Roger, and you have no excuse!

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  4. You Sir have no clue about the vague statements you make, until you know who you're speaking with you should not make judgments. We all have horrible stories about life and what we have gone through as well as others we know throughout our lives... so life is tough and I might have done the same thing given the circumstances... don't put yourself on a pedestal some of the names you just call me sounds like they might fit you...

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    1. ROGER RULES!!! You go Roger....these 'woe is them' know nothings have just about ruined our country....stand strong!

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  5. chuck gregory6/16/18, 8:20 AM

    "Workampers" are elderly people unable to coast on their retirement income who live in RV's and drive from seasonal job to seasonal job (I met a couple running the entrance at one of our state parks a few years ago). Since they're desperate, they will take almost any job at any pay (working at Amazon 's "fulfillment centers" is a particularly brutal but necessary one).

    One of them mentioned (and photographed) in a Harper's article was a guy who'd been vice-president of product development at McDonald's. Even though he'd been making a six-figure income, he got caught in the 2008 Wall Street implosion and is now, like his confreres, basically homeless.

    May this bell not toll for thee, Roger....

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    1. I hope that this bell does not toll for any of us... people can adjust to lower wages, you don't know all the details of the lady and others in the article. I see campers at the VT camp ground hosting in the summers as well. Saying they can't coast on their retirement funds, does not tell the entire life story, did they work hard and try in their lives, We're they hippies in the 60's and 70's and not even make an effort we don't know all the details, and no I don't want them to suffer now either, but this article and my comments were about homeless in our area and I commented that jobs are available in Springfield VT, there are plenty and working 2 jobs never hurt anyone. When I was growing up my Dad had 3 jobs, his 3rd one was moving grass before moving lawns was a business.

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  6. Dear clueless know-nothing Chuck Gregory,
    Travelling the country, experiencing the amazing vistas this country has to offer and just for fun meeting new people, being a 'workamper' has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with money! So please limit your comments to something you have knowledge about.....which is NOTHING!

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  7. I'm '9:40.....neglected to mention, been traveling the country for 11 years in retirement.....loving every minute!!!

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  8. chuck gregory6/16/18, 9:50 PM

    9:46, good to know you're a moneyed workamper. The people in the article definitely were not. You'd probably feel uncomfortable widening your circle to meet some of them.

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  9. 9:40....thanks for your insight.....we call him UpChuck.

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  10. Dear Chuck...widening my circle? Who the heck do you think we camp every night of the week with? Every day people from every walk of life, race, religion and socio-economic group this country has to offer.....like I
    said, quit commenting on things you have NO CLUE ABOUT! Listen dopey, you met one person at a campground and feel you're an expert...STFU!

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  11. chuck gregory6/17/18, 7:54 AM

    10:03, meet them now: https://harpers.org/archive/2014/08/the-end-of-retirement/

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    1. Chuck- have you ever come over from Chester to camp in Springfield?

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    2. Crickets? Must be getting ready for another elecion cycle in one of the surrounding towns...

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  12. chuck gregory6/18/18, 9:19 PM

    Heh, heh, heh, heh, heh. . . .

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