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Date: 03/26/14 11:16 AM

15 Responses to The Value Of Human Life

  1. Profile photo of SweepOfDeath
    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
    938 posts
    March 26, 2014 at 10:36 am
    Link: The Value Of Human Life - When criminals receive more aid than the poor & homeless the ability to give up on humanity becomes easy.Warning-Graphic
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2014 at 11:28 am
    More money definitely flows to the poor and homeless than criminals.
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    Daegog Male 30-39
    1371 posts
    March 26, 2014 at 12:02 pm
    Way More money definitely flows to criminals than the poor and homeless.

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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    March 26, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    If that were true they wouldn`t be poor and homeless and the criminals would be. Look around you.
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    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
    847 posts
    March 26, 2014 at 2:59 pm
    Andrew is that were true, you would not see an influx of criminal activity in the winter. Homeless people look for anything to get out of the cold and a hot meal in their belly, even if that means getting incarcerated. It`s true; google it.
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    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
    847 posts
    March 26, 2014 at 3:02 pm
    Our mental health system is so broken and ass backwards, and we keep seeing consequences of that continually popping up in the news as school shootings, prison violence, and just plain "crazy people". And yet the powers that be still continue to bury their heads in the sand.
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    March 26, 2014 at 4:53 pm
    Just some poverty porn.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    March 26, 2014 at 7:25 pm
    Daegog-wrong. Most tax-money ends up in the hands of the rich. Weapons contracts,Road-salt suppliers. In fact, more money goes to the rich than the poor and homeless.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2014 at 7:40 pm
    Federal Bureau of Prisons is a part of the Justice Department. In 2014 they got 16.3 billion. The United States Department of Health and Human Services got 78.3 billion.

    Also, alot of that was not the US.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14657 posts
    March 26, 2014 at 9:42 pm
    How many poor and homeless people do you actually know? I`m talking about knowing well, knowing their story, their joys and fears? How many individual lives have you had the opportunity to improve, rather than throw a dollar to as you walk by?

    The problem with poverty is the middle classes is they do not want to associate with the poor. That`s the reason a Yorkshire Terrier gets pampered while a child freezes to death. It`s not taxes, it`s not the rich.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    March 26, 2014 at 11:51 pm
    guilt overload. i dont even like seeing people that have to hitch, makes me feel awful.
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    Ozmose Male 30-39
    448 posts
    March 27, 2014 at 7:56 am
    We as a race, deserve nothing more than extinction.
    We`ve had millennia to learn to take care of our fellow man.
    It`s fair time humanity falls into the shadows of forgotten history.
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    gary8162 Male 40-49
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    March 27, 2014 at 8:36 am
    @ Ozmose:

    You first.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    March 27, 2014 at 8:53 am
    This is dumb.

    We are responsible for house pets, so we look after them. The authority issuing a penal sentence is responsible for the care of the prisoner, so looks after his or her needs.

    Taking responsibility for others in situations where this is not warranted is a loss of freedom that has caused some of the greatest evils in history. People are responsible for themselves, and in a free society must be. Charity demands that assistance is given, but anything more harms more people in the long term than it helps.

    Free people are not wards of the state. That has two sides, the state has limited rights over free people but it also has limited responsibility. Any state powerful enough to give a man everything he wants is also powerful enough to take away everything he has.

    Look at a graph of poverty rates in the US. They were dropping fast until the war on poverty began.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    March 27, 2014 at 9:02 am
    Tuan Jim

    Utter bollocks. The reason people are still poor and homeless is not that insufficient money is spent on them, but that the money does not help people out of poverty.

    Firstly reason is that poverty is defined dishonestly, to include people who are in relative poverty but do not suffer absolute poverty: they have plenty to live on, just less than a certain proportion of median income.

    Increased government spending does not bring people out of poverty. I would argue that it cannot, and only freedom and local, private charity can do that (within freedom I include economic and educational freedom as the most important factors). While I accept that you could argue that it is possible to have government schemes reduce poverty it is hard to argue that the ones in place in the US or the UK for example do so. Indeed it seems to trap them at the bottom of the heap.

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