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The Invisible Man

Hits: 11982 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: Misc. | Added by: kim...
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Female, 18-29, Canada
 16276 Posts
Sunday, March 29, 2009 1:52:12 AM
That was cool. I like videos with such messages.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2223 Posts
Saturday, March 28, 2009 2:52:50 AM
I love these public "skits" (for want of a better word) they're always so imaginative and often really well done.

Female, 50-59, Europe
 6987 Posts
Saturday, March 28, 2009 1:55:14 AM
In the UK it is The Big Issue, not run by any 'faith' crap. But, don't just buy one- look at the seller, smile at them and speak to them. Then actually READ it. Buying a magazine may make you feel better, and may give the seller a few much needed pennies, but treating them like the real live human being that they are will mean an awful lot. If you see the same seller regularly- make sure you know their name!!

Male, 40-49, Canada
 678 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 10:58:08 PM
The content of these rags varies from state to state, province to province and city to city (I have only North American experience, I can’t speak globally but I’m certain it is similar) Sometimes the rags are driven 100% from local faith organizations looking for money to stuff their coffers, and mostly these organizations use the poor and lost “souls” to gain profit from. I would suggest everybody at least ONE TIME, buy a homeless rag and read it. Faith will never cure or mend the situation, only progressive real caring individuals that do it for the right reasons. REAL contributions can be made here. A lot of people really do need help and a large sum of the disenchanted roaming the streets are mentally and physically ill, drug and alcohol addicted. They are NOT lost “souls”, they are mostly sick and in need of care.

Sorry for the soap box routine, I’ll pack it away now…but go and purchase AND READ one of these “hom

Male, 40-49, Canada
 678 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 10:57:35 PM
I did that, beard and all! Had nothing left to own and nothing left to give. Strange, it was one of the best times in my life, I'm not kidding...it is a long story though...I digress.

These magazine/flyers contain information on local politics and how the MAN is fricking with the homeless and other topics involving law and what jerks are up to to remove these OH SO TRAGIC People from your streets. The magazines discuss shelter, food and clothing and all the associated bla bla bla. In most cases, the "homeless" person is given a "bundle" of magazines for free to sell on their FIRST try. Then they have to purchase the magazines from there on, @ 50% of the retail value. So if the rag sells for a buck, the seller gets $0.50. If you give more $$ then the "homeless" person keeps the surplus and pays only for the magazines he picked up from the publisher.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 23 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 9:15:35 PM
I think a lot of it is people and their trust.
They think these homeless people might possibly just be ripping them off. there are so many corrupt people taking advantage of sympathetic people.

I had a kid come to my door the other day selling magazines. I talked to him for a few and I admit that I was really unsure of him. Then my fiance came to me afterward and was saying don't talk to them they are just trying to see into the house to see if we have anything worth stealing. so its our paranoia that makes us not want to help them out.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 835 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 8:59:22 PM
i didn't have to live in squats to learn that people are dicks...i just had to get a corporate job.

or just have a partime job at a retail store hahahaha

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 30 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 8:28:00 PM
Cool video

Male, 18-29, Canada
 95 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 8:27:17 PM
nice idea to get people buy ur magazine.. and well it is true that almost everyone ignores the homeless people... so dont.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 412 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 6:10:18 PM

i didn't have to live in squats to learn that people are dicks...i just had to get a corporate job.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 134 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 4:59:33 PM
i've lived in squats. not cool. i learned that people are dicks though

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 82 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 4:58:02 PM
The same could be said with the homeless in NYC.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1406 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 3:20:59 PM
that is so cool

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 176 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 2:34:10 PM
I need one of those, (the camera projections i mean)

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2315 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 2:30:12 PM
Baalthazaq, I was totally inspired by you until I saw that you moved into your parents home after that.

Female, 70 & Over, Australia
 720 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 2:12:26 PM
I'm more intrigued by the fact that there is a homeless magazine o_O

Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 2:08:50 PM
I was homeless for under a month so I had enough money that I could afford food.

Later on when I had a home but was still broke though, I moved on to 7p pasta and stock cubes, and survived off that for about 2 months.

The entire variety revolved around changing the flavour of stock cubes, and sometimes swapping to rice.

Oh and we added butter sometimes.

After a while we were able to afford meat again (Turkey is cheaper than chicken when it's not the holiday season), and stuff like that.

My financial situation has gone from:
Worst: Homeless, total life savings of about $2000.
Best: 7 bedroom mansion in Dubai, with maid, driver, pool. (Parent's place though, not mine).

And ups and downs all the way. Just like people to know it's possible to bring yourself up from anywhere. (My parents in turn were raised on a council estate and a farm in Iran before their place in Dubai).

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1945 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 2:04:37 PM

Female, 18-29, Southern US
 103 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 2:00:49 PM
Lutz had a sweet beard.

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 16061 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 12:45:46 PM
Aaaand then he goes right back to being really invisible.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 958 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 12:38:59 PM
Ingenious. Also, I thought his name was Lulz when I first saw it.

Male, 13-17, Western US
 341 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 12:18:25 PM
yeah... we should give homeless people our money all the time... otherwise we're just jerks...

Female, 13-17, Midwest US
 2086 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 11:09:12 AM
This is a true story? Awesome.

Female, 13-17, Europe
 1661 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 11:00:02 AM
Epic idea.
Proud buyer of the Big Issue =]

Male, 18-29, Western US
 811 Posts
Friday, March 27, 2009 10:52:18 AM
Lukas1051: "Hey Randy, that's the guy I'm talking about. Yeah... Whatever happened to that guy?"

Ah, he got pissed off at peter petrellibecause he led the corporation to his front door or something. It's a shame, I love me some Christopher Eccleston. The Doctor FTW!

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