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Aussie PM a cheapskate?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JohnHammond, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Aug 21, 2016
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    900 dollaradoos would've been appropriate.
  3. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Couldn't it have been just a purely human moment? If anything, even if he's aware of the cameras, it's a good thing for a PM to be exemplifying a spirit of generosity and empathy. He said his feeling was, "There but for the grace of God go I." That's exactly the way I feel when I see these tormented souls all over the streets of Manhattan.

    I get a feeling of despair, too. How do you begin to solve this? You can't give money to every homeless person you see, right? There's one guy, though, just one, to whom I give a dollar every morning on the way to my office. He sits outside the Bank of China on the NW corner of 48th and Madison.

    Am I solving anything? Am I just making myself feel a little better about myself? Should I just ignore him and go get my avocado BLT at the deli?
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    BDC99 and HC like this.
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