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  • in reply to: Short North Panhandler Strange Incident #248088

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    Andrew Hall wrote

    His name is Tim, based on the description. He has been the subject of a lot of chatter on the Circles mailing list since he is well-known in that area. People used to have him do odd jobs, but then he turns abusive on them.

    I believe there has been some discussion with the police and a case worker. I think he also has a record of assault, so caution is advised.

    A.

    Is this the same Tim who hangs out at Bodega everyday? Drinks out of the stella glass alot and smokes Marlboro Menthol 100’s. He’s generally friendly and inquisitive, but then kind of gets upset out of know where and walks away?

    in reply to: Short North Panhandler Strange Incident #248085

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    joev wrote +1, Cookie. Cyclist, I would consider you a bum because you seem to survive by scavenging/mooching rather than doing much anything productive, save the community tricycle cart thing, which is pretty cool.

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: That’s a laugh!

    in reply to: Short North Panhandler Strange Incident #248076

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    joev wrote These people are bums. The “services” they provide are nothing anyone has asked for. They don’t deserve help from anyone because they aren’t seeking help in the right channels and generally don’t want to seek treatment for their addictions. If you want to help the homeless, go volunteer at Faith Mission or another shelter. Giving a bottle of Seagram’s is really unconcionable. Way to perpetuate the problem (and train the guy to beg outside of a liquor store.)

    :roll: You are such an expert on the human condition.

    I want to go talk to these gentlemen this weekend and have them respond to your above statement.

    Would you consider me a bum for earning beer by using the speed of my bicycle to fill a parking meter downtown for someone? Its a service that was never asked by many, and it might be illegal or against parking rules, but its a service all right.

    in reply to: Money-saving recession tips? #247996

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    Coremodels wrote

    They actually used to (at least) offer an actual credit card style GE card, I use one to this day.

    +1 Me too. The key chains ones look trashy.

    in reply to: Money-saving recession tips? #247991

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    michaelcoyote wrote

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    Right, you’re right, but there’s still soap in them. Do you want me to find them and tell them about this soap remnant they are missing?

    actually, I do buy soap, and I’ve always rinsed out my own bottles for the last little bit of soap for years.. There’s usually enough for several loads at the end of each bottle.

    Great, you are ahead of the curve.

    in reply to: Great Marvin the Robot Article in the Alive! #248186

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    +1 Miles is awesome. One of the best people in town, I always love hanging out with him.

    http://columbusalive.com/live/content/features/stories/2008/12/25/ca_u_unedited.html?sid=108

    in reply to: Money-saving recession tips? #247989

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    gramarye wrote

    Well, someone has to generate those dregs of soap for you to scavenge. A community of all parasites and no hosts isn’t sustainable, and I’m all about sustainability. :P

    Don’t you work in bankruptcy court?

    in reply to: Money-saving recession tips? #247988

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    Coremodels wrote :lol:

    I was thinking the same. Sometimes I can’t tell if Zach is being serious or not, but if not…you do realize that someone has to buy the bottle for you to be able to use those remnants, right?!?

    Right, you’re right, but there’s still soap in them. Do you want me to find them and tell them about this soap remnant they are missing?

    That’s the first time I’d ever been accused of being un-sustainable! :lol:

    in reply to: Short North Panhandler Strange Incident #248067

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    Coremodels wrote

    blammo wrote those “parking attendants”

    I love those guys actually. I pay them more than valets normally (at least a 5) because they truly provide me with a service.

    Yeah, those guys are alright, I smoked a cigarette with them once, but they certainly were not weird, mostly predictable and boring.

    in reply to: Money-saving recession tips? #247985

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    gramarye wrote

    michaelcoyote wrote

    AnneD wrote I also cut way down on the number/types of cleaners I buy, and use actual cloths instead of paper towels as much as possible. You can clean most of your house well and inexpensively with baking soda and vinegar and maybe a little Dr. Bronner’s. Do we really need a different type of spray cleaner or pre-packaged wipe to clean every single object in the house? Is your life really unsanitary and incomplete without disposable toilet cleaning wands? I sure hope not.

    Hah! I pretty much did the same thing except with vinegar and oil soap (and some wax for the wood). I did buy concentrated dish detergent for dishes.

    of course you can save on cleaning products by cleaning less :-)

    I think dishes are different than most other surfaces because you’re not going to eat off most of those. (Or maybe you are. Different strokes.) The same applies to laundry, I’m sure … you wouldn’t use the same stuff you use on your toilet for that.

    I don’t think cleaning products are going to be a budget-breaker for most households, though. Even if you do buy several bottles instead of one, well, you’ve got the same volume of cleaning products, and unless one requires a radically different amount from another, you’re looking at roughly the same amount of uses. I have probably five different cleaning products for various surfaces (including dishes, screens, etc.) … but that just means I need to get more cleaners less often.

    For clothes detergent, if you live in an apartment building or share a washer with many other people, use the soap left in the bottles of detergent that folks throw away in the trash next to washing machine. Fill the bottles up with water and shake. This will generate enough soap for a load or two. I’ve been doing this for years, and have only bought washing detergent twice.

    in reply to: Short North Panhandler Strange Incident #248060

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    blammo wrote Just tell him you’d be happy to “watch his bag for him” and see how he reacts.

    Perhaps it’s possible to out-weird these guys into submission.

    Its one of my hobbies.

    in reply to: Short North Panhandler Strange Incident #248057

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    bayrea wrote

    Cyclist wrote This guys sounds like a fun guy to hang out with. Never know what to expect! :lol:

    Maybe you should shadow him..

    I’ll talk to him if I see him. What a mysterious man? How interesting, How bizarre!?

    in reply to: Money-saving recession tips? #247973

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    in reply to: Money-saving recession tips? #247954

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    Start a buying club with your neighbors or friends.

    I recommend taking this discussion course at Simply Living, I took it a few years ago it its pretty helpful and empowering:

    http://www.nwei.org/discussion_courses/course-offerings/voluntary-simplicity

    http://www.simplyliving.org/sl/ehei/vsdesc.htm

    in reply to: Phoenix Light Rail News #213806

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