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Old June 28th, 2006, 05:36 PM   #28
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I had a uncle who was one.

He often had a backup place to live in bad weather ( a nasty daily/weekly rental) but not always in summer.

He had mental / emotional "issues". He was gassed and bayoneted in WW1 and was never quite right again. He got some money from the government, so he didn't beg or take money - but he did (as he put it) "camp out".

My observations working in downtown D-town are that the bums look like:

30% mental cases (building talkers, mumblers, and the semi-catatonic...)
65% self-inflicted (burnt-out drunks & druggies)
5% lazy scammers (not necessarily that they're making $60K a year, just that they have "reduced expectations" and are comfortable with them.
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