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Homeless Man Shoeless
Again In NYC Despite Boots

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:PageTurner, 12/3/2012 8:29:54 AM

NEW YORK -- The New York City homeless man - whose gift of boots from an NYPD police officer became an online sensation - is back on the streets with no shoes. The New York Times found him Sunday night wandering barefoot in Manhattan. The paper identified him as Jeffrey Hillman, formerly of South Plainfield, N.J. Asked about the $100 all-weather boots Officer Larry DePrimo gave him on Nov. 14, Hillman says he´s hidden them because "they are worth a lot of money." He says he´s grateful for the gift, but he wants "a piece of the pie"

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Surprised? I knew it would turn out like this, after all the drooly gooey sentimental stories of the cop helping the bum. Well, he´s still a bum, he sees his profit opportunities and some people can´t be helped.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/3/2012 8:35:21 AM     (No. 9045526)

Go figure.....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: CEP, 12/3/2012 8:36:09 AM     (No. 9045528)

"He says he´s grateful for the gift, but he wants "a piece of the pie" because the photo was posted online "without permission.""

How long will it be before he has a lawyer representing him?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Evocatus, 12/3/2012 8:39:33 AM     (No. 9045535)

The photo was snapped in public, where there is no expectation of privacy. Therefore, he does not have rights to the photo. If we´re going to be clinical about it.

Boots hidden? How about sold for alcohol or drugs? More likely.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: rustycfc, 12/3/2012 8:42:59 AM     (No. 9045541)

barry to the rescue,after all he is king of the give away.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: PageTurner, 12/3/2012 8:43:14 AM     (No. 9045543)

I don´t think he has the law on his side regarding rights to the pic - the event was conducted in public.

This calls to mind my early newspaper days in San Francisco, when I told my editor we ought to run photos of the drunken bums of 16th Street. He said we couldn´t do it quite that way. "If there was one thing that´s worse than a drunk it´s a drunk´s lawyer," he said.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 12/3/2012 8:43:47 AM     (No. 9045545)

Didn´t see that one coming...
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Reply 7 - Posted by: skedaddle, 12/3/2012 8:45:55 AM     (No. 9045550)

The tender-hearted cop just learned a lesson about the homeless that I bet he doesn´t forget. I´m sure the boots were sold for the bums drug of choice.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JAN, 12/3/2012 8:49:40 AM     (No. 9045558)

Anyone remember Billie Boggs.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: ebgodard, 12/3/2012 8:51:51 AM     (No. 9045561)

If he is homeless how the heck does he know the video went viral? Likely has a giveaway IPhone with free minutes. Even our homeless are well connected. No good deed goes unpunished. The Pollyanna in me hopes that some day there will be just ONE heartwarming story that doesn´t go south and leave me depressed at the reality that apparently everyone is looking for an angle.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 12/3/2012 8:52:59 AM     (No. 9045565)

The cop gave this man an opportunity to take care of himself. He´s probably had these opportunities many times courtesy of many people, including his family. He chose to throw them away to feed his addictions.

This doesn´t minimize what the officer did for him at all. Neither does it mean the other people in his life are suckers for helping him.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/3/2012 8:58:03 AM     (No. 9045576)

Hey man how can I get sympathy and a full cup´O´cash every day if I look like I´ve got lots´O´cash?

After work I gets into my Cadillac and drives home to the burbs.

Thanks for the boots officer but you´re ruining my gig!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: RosietheObserver, 12/3/2012 8:58:39 AM     (No. 9045579)

I have to agree with #10. There is no clause in the bible that says "help the poor but only if they deserve and appreciate it." The act speaks for itself. So do the bum´s actions.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: cinwasp, 12/3/2012 9:05:28 AM     (No. 9045596)

This is what happens when you treat the symptom and not the "disease"...All for a moment to feel good about maybe making a difference.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: dr.lakerman, 12/3/2012 9:08:06 AM     (No. 9045599)

Up until the 1970s, people who were unable to take care of themselves were institutionalized. Then along came the courts, Nelson Rockefeller, and Geraldo Rivera, and our society decided that it was unfair, and expensive, to institutionalize those people.
So in a it of liberalism, society allowed those kinds of people to live and die in the streets.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 12/3/2012 9:11:11 AM     (No. 9045607)

Most homeless are schizophrenic, it´s why they are on the street in the first place. They typically refuse assistance from family and friends who offer to take them in. They also tend to shun shelters as well, and all for the same reason. Their mental disorder makes them fiercely independent and they fear being trapped or controlled by those who offer them food and a safe clean place to sleep. They cannot be helped because they don´t want it. They should either be institutionalized or ignored.


Girl´s Hubby

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Reply 16 - Posted by: zzzghy, 12/3/2012 9:14:21 AM     (No. 9045616)

If you give a man a fish, he´ll eat for a day.

If you give a bum your shoes, he´ll trade them for MadDog 20/20.

Or something like that. I forget how it goes, exactly...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Leshno, 12/3/2012 9:24:06 AM     (No. 9045635)

Just when I think that I have become much too cynical something like this happens. Disappointing.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 12/3/2012 9:27:02 AM     (No. 9045645)

That´s the whole story in a nutcase.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jerseyden, 12/3/2012 9:27:16 AM     (No. 9045647)

Reading an article about this he said he´s hiding the boots. He knows he could get killed by someone who knows the value of them. He may be homeless but he knows the environment where he lives.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 12/3/2012 9:34:48 AM     (No. 9045665)

Fits the profile of an Obama socialist voter perfectly.

Give me something I did not earn. I will squander it immediately, then demand another slice of the pie.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 12/3/2012 9:35:43 AM     (No. 9045669)

Sad. What a waste of $100.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/3/2012 9:38:21 AM     (No. 9045674)

I´m proud to be posting this morning, as always, barefoot...from the local library, sipping my MD-20/20 from a paper cup, feeling the rush of the Thorazine as it kicks in.

You call it what you like.

I call it liberty.

I´m catchin´ the bus to the Keys tomorrow.

They have a much better attitude toward barefootedness down there.

(OK....just kidding)

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Reply 23 - Posted by: CharlyG, 12/3/2012 9:40:46 AM     (No. 9045682)

How about making a bigger pie? A fact lost on libs.....

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bob913, 12/3/2012 9:41:12 AM     (No. 9045683)

That cop learned a lesson and lost $100

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Reply 25 - Posted by: William1, 12/3/2012 9:46:58 AM     (No. 9045700)

Look on the bright side. He´s keeping the boots all nice and spiffy, so he can be presentable when he attends Zero´s inauguration.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Gretchen, 12/3/2012 9:52:47 AM     (No. 9045714)

This is why the poor will always be with us. It isn´t just about feeding and clothing...it´s a spiritual condition, too. God bless them both and assist them in the ways that will do the most good.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Grace Veritas, 12/3/2012 9:53:24 AM     (No. 9045716)

Gloria Alred cannot be far behind.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 12/3/2012 9:55:17 AM     (No. 9045719)

Another Obama voter heard from! Why doesn´t Homeless Man Hillman just shack up with "Julia" -- she can show him how to live well off the dole.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/3/2012 10:13:42 AM     (No. 9045757)

A good lesson - Don´t squander what is given to you. And be careful giving things to others who will only squander it.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: lasvegaslou, 12/3/2012 10:18:03 AM     (No. 9045770)

This is so sad. I can´t believe the way some of you react to this unfortunate soul. The poor man is obviously not capable of caring for himself yet some of you judge him by standards you use to judge yourselves. That is not right and is anything but Christian.

In the more enlightened era of time gone by, we had both Federal and State Institutions to care for people like this. What happened is another example of liberal good intentions gone wrong. In 1963, at JFK´s urging and as part of his New Frontier, the Community Mental Health Act was passed by Congress and it closed down all Federal and State asylums. They were supposed to be replaced by local "community" centers to care for those unable to care for themselves.

JFK was killed and it never happened and multitudes were left to die on the streets and for 50 years that has happened. I´m ashamed of myself and my fellow citizens for letting it happen.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: MsMontana, 12/3/2012 10:26:29 AM     (No. 9045787)

In my area, there is a homeless man who you see on the street frequently. He is often carrying a large number of personal items that gets to be larger and larger as time goes by and then one day you see him with nothing but a small suitcase again.

He comes from a well to do family who wants to get him treated, but they cannot force him into medical care...and so he continues the way he has for many many years.

I am a true believer in the preservation of liberty, however, this man is not using his liberty to his benefit and his family should be allowed to handle his affairs.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/3/2012 10:36:04 AM     (No. 9045817)

If you examine the statements the homeless man made, you get a strong clue as to why he is homeless and living on the street. He clearly doesn´t realize what it takes to earn his "share of the pie".

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Reply 33 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 12/3/2012 11:02:45 AM     (No. 9045875)

Sorry #30, but I reserve my sympathy for people that cannot help themselves, and this guy was given something to help his situation and he CHOSE to pawn it or trade it for (most likely) drugs or alcohol. I will never give to homeless beggars.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 12/3/2012 11:19:03 AM     (No. 9045916)

Yes, $100 pair of boots is ideal for a homeless guy. Nice, but impractical officer and I see why the guy got rid of them.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 12/3/2012 11:19:11 AM     (No. 9045917)

The boots may even be in a safe place, he just "likes" to be barefoot. Doesn´t want to get the boots dirty.

Cop could have saved $90 by getting boots at Goodwill, might not have been quite as nice. Excuse my cynicism, but I kept waiting to find out the whole thing was a setup of some kind.


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Reply 36 - Posted by: B&B, 12/3/2012 1:15:06 PM     (No. 9046186)

Thank you, #35, I doubt anyone would get killed for a $5 pair of boots from Goodwill...

2 examples of why I don´t think twice about passing by these people -- in Denver a few years ago, a local story about a woman who had a ´daycare´ in her home and was caught, by one of the parents, on a street corner, with their child, and a ´I´m homeless´ sign.
A couple years ago, here in northern Washington, I saw a 2 guys I recognized from their familiar street corner, in the laundromat, they were discussing what corner to move to that afternoon, when one pulls out a cell phone and says ´let me call home and see if the wife´s back yet´. Then I watched them leave in a decent late model truck. Yeah, right, homeless...

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Reply 37 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 12/3/2012 1:17:12 PM     (No. 9046190)

Mr. HIllman is mentally ill and should not be on the streets. Leaving him there is not "compassion".

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Reply 38 - Posted by: navybrat, 12/3/2012 3:49:06 PM     (No. 9046537)

Just try and put someone in a mental institution when they do not want to go and the ACLU will be on your backside faster than an Obama voter with a welfare check.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: bob913, 12/3/2012 4:30:26 PM     (No. 9046607)

I bet he was bussed in to vote for obama.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: lazlototh, 12/5/2012 10:54:56 AM     (No. 9049816)

As the nun once told my wife in school, "don´t give them money. Give them a ham sandwich." The police officer knew the risks here and in my mind that probably makes him even more praiseworthy, even if the risks probably came to pass and the guy no longer has the boots because he traded them for something worth $15 at most.

But it is sad that the guy did what I suspected he would do.

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She lit up the silver screen during her heyday, but Kim Novak left the Oscars audience in shock as she took to the stage on Sunday. The 81-year-old actress joined Matthew McConaughey to present Best Animated Short Film and Best Animated Feature Film. But Novak, who is best known for her role in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 film Vertigo, got most of the attention due to the drastic plastic surgery she’s had in recent years. Scroll down for video -Her plumped up cheeks, stretched lips and high brows caused a stir on social media, which many making fun of the legendary

McCain: Obama ‘was smarter
than the rest of us’

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Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), in a new interview with Time magazine, says that President Obama made a good impression on GOP senators when he sat down to dinner with them last year. Part of the reason? "Because he was smarter than the rest of us." Here´s McCain´s full quote, from Time: "I thought when he had a couple of dinners with Republican senators, we really had a good environment there. Because he is a very very articulate and attractive guy in a setting with eight or nine senators and him. Because he was smarter than the rest of us. ... But I


Apple´s Tim Cook: Business
isn’t just about making a profit

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Independent (UK), by Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith    Original Article
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He leads a company that some would consider the epitome of ruthless global capitalism. But Apple chief executive Tim Cook has shocked some in the US with an impassioned attack on the single-minded pursuit of profit – and a direct appeal to climate-change deniers not to buy shares in his firm. Eyewitnesses said Cook, who succeeded Steve Jobs as boss of the technology giant in 2011, was visibly angry as he took on a group of right-wing investors during a question-and-answer session at a shareholders’ meeting.

Exclusive: Lois Lerner does
about-face, will give Hill
testimony on IRS scandal

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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
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Published March 02, 2014 • FoxNews.comFacebook1 Twitter2 Gplus0 FILE: May 22, 2013: IRS official Lois Lerner is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.AP Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, a central figure in the IRS scandal, will appear before Congress Wednesday after refusing to testify last year on the matter, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said Sunday. Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, told “Fox News Sunday” that Lerner’s lawyers said she will testify before his committee, after saying last week that she would not. “It’s going to be a good, fact-finding hearing,”

One more time: East Coast
braces for snow, sleet, misery

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CNN, by Ralph Ellis    Original Article
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Will somebody please push the reset button on the winter of 2014? Yet another big storm is barreling down on the Mid-Atlantic states, bringing snow, sleet and disruption to winter-weary Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia, not to mention frigid temperatures to the Midwest and Great Plains. The federal government has already decided to close offices Monday in Washington, which expects rain, ice and 8-12 inches of snow. Congress postponed Monday business until Tuesday. Public school systems from Dallas to Philadelphia canceled Monday classes. Washington city offices and Delaware state government offices will be closed Monday.

Pipeline protesters arrested at White House
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
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WASHINGTON—Police arrested hundreds of people who strapped themselves to the White House fence on Sunday to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. The protesters were mostly college students who participated in a peaceful march that began at Georgetown University and ended outside the White House. They chanted "climate justice now" and carried signs with slogans such as "don´t tarnish the earth" in an effort to persuade President Barack Obama to reject the pipeline. They say it will worsen global warming. Protesters were passionate but quite orderly. Police were waiting for them with buses and vans to speed the process.

Ukraine calls up reserves, readies
for potential combat with Russia

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Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
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KIEV/BALACLAVA, Ukraine - Ukraine mobilized on Sunday for war and called up its reserves, after Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to invade in the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War. Ukraine´s security council ordered the general staff to immediately put all armed forces on highest alert, the council´s secretary Andriy Parubiy announced. The Defense Ministry was ordered to conduct the call-up, potentially of all men up to 40 in a country that still has universal male conscription.


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