A Modest Proposal – 1

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While I was initially sympathetic to your story, I'm no longer so. Your estimate is correct. The ungrammatical jabber that you insist on using is not worth more to any business organization than the salary you were working for, seemingly a lot less.
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You know reading comprehension?
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Racism isnt in my dictionary, but you pushed it.
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Soi Dog wrote:
flying chicken wrote:
Otis wrote:What does "I live on day today" mean?
Simply means I live my life day to day.
That would be fine for a single man. Once you bring a baby daughter into the world, your damn well better be busting your ass to provide her and your wife with a decent life and future. You don't get a day off from that responsibility.[/quote

Thats the way I do it. Thanks for the concerned. Not!
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Soi Dog wrote:
flying chicken wrote:
Otis wrote:What does "I live on day today" mean?
Simply means I live my life day to day.
That would be fine for a single man. Once you bring a baby daughter into the world, your damn well better be busting your ass to provide her and your wife with a decent life and future. You don't get a day off from that responsibility.
Thanks for the concerned. Not!
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Otis wrote:There is a French NGO known as APLE whose name means roughly “for the children”. There are others that similar w. the similar names. Many are very well known and well funded.

I’ve seen street kids in very bad shape around the bar girl area on St. 51 and elsewhere. Some were sniffing glue. Some are in such a mess that they are unconscious. On two occasions I bought a bowl of soup for one of them and they were too messed up to eat. Really too messed up to even understand that there is food in front of them.

Apart from that, there are whole families who are not professional gypsy-type baby beggars that sleep on the street. I’ve seen them every day on ST 144 below Norodom and very frequently on St 51 near St 130. Anyone who has been in PP for any length knows this and sees it.

One of the obvious things about all of these people is that they are always dirty. They lack bathing facilities of any kind. Why don’t the NGO’s, who are the de facto welfare agency here, provide a simple portable bathing booth with water. It could be moto’ed out in the evening to where they are. Why has no NGO done anything of this kind? Surely they have enough money and clout.

All manner of low tech solutions have been put out to help the poor get clean water and some basic health care in the countryside all over the world. You often see them written up in the press. Why not this?

I invite the NGO’s that are big operations and surely look in on this and other forums to respond.
It's easy to talk about what should be done, talk about what needs to be done, but a lot harder to actually get up and do it. Since you have identified an area of need and sympathize with the homeless in need, why don't you go out and do something to help them?
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^ i'm also curious about the whole "I hate NGOs but why aren't they doing what I think they should?" line. I like Khmerinade's comment: what are YOU doing about the problem, other than just criticizing people who ARE doing something, even if you don't agree with it?
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For one, I already suggested OP to get informed about what those NGOs (not just APLE) are doing and to make the "mobile showers" suggestion to them. But he blissfully ignored my post. *shrugs*
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Easier to criticize, I guess.
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Open Arms have opened a drop in centre in PP where the ladies can shower, sleep etc
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