I’m not worried about the competition, and more

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By Max R. Weller

See the new blog “Boulder Street Stories” which I noticed in a post on the Facebook page of Boulder Shelter for the Homeless this morning.

Here’s my take on it, which I made as a comment on BSH’s Facebook page:

Out of curiosity, I looked at this blog — particularly the post “A lot of people out there treat us like garbage” — and I couldn’t DISAGREE with it more. In almost 8 years of living as a homeless man in Boulder, CO not one soul has treated me like garbage; nor have I had any negative experiences with the police or others in authority here. I’d bet that 80% of all those who can be considered homeless at any point during the past eight years have shared my experience, but I acknowledge there is that small minority who are looking to play the victim card every chance they get and an army of apologists/enablers who help them to wallow in self-pity.

Yes, I’m a cynic, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong to suspect this new blog: 1) has an agenda to  support our local homeless shelter/services industry; and 2) its author is most likely a sociology major at CU, with a tenuous grasp on reality when it comes to homelessness.

BTW, my blog will NEVER publish the views of any homeless person simply claiming to be a veteran of military service, without confirming their honorable or general discharge status by means of a DD214. In other words, there are a lot of FAKERS out there on the streets, like this guy:

Richard Grant (Boulder County Sheriff’s Office)

The KC Royals payroll is right in the middle of all 30 MLB teams, and the NY Mets rank 20th.

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Owner David Glass with Manager Ned Yost

I remember when disgruntled fans were calling Royals owner and former Walmart CEO David Glass a cheapskate (and worse), but now they’re back in the World Series for the second consecutive year (four times in team history). Just goes to show you don’t have to spend $$$ like the Dodgers and Yankees do in order to be successful!

I was awakened overnight by the sound of someone coughing near my campsite, which is disconcerting because I take pains to get away from other homeless campers. Now, I’ll have to worry until tonight about my gear still being where I left it about 5AM today. Darned piggybacking bums — they should find their own place and stop following me around.

That’s all for now, folks . . .

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