This is common everywhere. A few years back, reporters did a story about panhandlers in downtown Minneapolis MN. These people have their “turf”, and take turns at these “prime spots”. Whoa be the trespasser caught panhandling on someone elses turf. $400 daily takes where common on prime street corners. You always see the same people every day at the same spots, either downtown or high trafficked interstate/main road ramps. Many have been followed, getting into high end cars for the ride home.
Try the South Side of Chicago where the street cornersentries are hefty black men in cheap suits-Screwey Louis Farakkhan's "Fruit of Islam" storm troopers.In Boston, their usually selling faded roses.
I used to give to a couple of them, even bought them food for their dog once. I stopped after I saw them on the news.
 May 26, 2016 at 9:33am
Great, so you will donate 1/2 vote to the Democrat runner, and stay home pouting in your safe zone corner, just because you “didn’t get your choice” nominated? YOU are the problem, not Hillary, not Trump, but sticks in the mud like you.
I won't stay home in November...I'll just vote for the local people and issues...that all.
unite the party
@Xiccarph, L_Ifino and all other Trumpsters,
Also, I will never vote for this man and it’s not because I’m pouty and sitting in my safe place, or sniveling or drinking myself into a stupor.
I’ve waited since 2004 for a true blue conservative and as of yet have not had one that I can vote for. As of May 2016, there has been NO ONE nominated who has spoken for me. My voice and my values do not matter to anyone, nor do I expect them to. Apparently I am alone (with few others) in my quandry and will join the millions of other people who don’t care of politics and never vote and the people who will not vote this time around.
Don’t bother to respond with your unkind words; I won’t be reading them. Not important to me.
Xiccarph, step off your pedestal and humble yourself. You have no right to force or convince anyone to vote for someone simply to prevent another from being elected. This is an insidious and evil lie and shame be upon you. My vote is my vote. I will cast it as I deem appropriate. I will not cast it to prevent another from winning. I will not cast it to satisfy your miserable demands. I will cast my vote for the individual I feel is best to lead this country. It may be Trump. It may be Clinton. Libertarian. Constitution. I am free to vote for who I want. I will not allow you or any other Republican zombie to force me into voting for one to prevent another. That mentality is brainwashing and has resulted in America being what it is today.
Wake up, shake off the stupor, start thinking for yourself. Stop allowing others to dictate how you think and what you do. Start acting like a free thinking free American and maybe you'll be one one day.
Vote for hiLIARy or libertarian is a vote to quickly turn this country to isis. These 2 parties are weak and have no agendas, they will be crushed by radical Islamists.
May 26, 2016 at 8:53am
Great, more psuedo-data for the Man Caused Global Warming agenda!
 May 26, 2016 at 8:41am
The “right thing” from who’s perspective?
Right or wrong doesn’t matter in today’s social milieu. Only thing that matters is who is at the controls.
And that perfectly illustrates the problem with not having a moral compass. If the only thing that matters is winning, the country already lost.
 May 23, 2016 at 2:15pm
Gore has Global Warming feeding his coffer$. He don’t need to support anyone….any Democrat will do.
 May 23, 2016 at 1:48pm
Just another of thousands of reflections showing the Decline and Fall of the American Way, and of Western Civilization in general.
What straw will be the Final??
 May 23, 2016 at 12:28pm
“The plan is proceeding as you foretold, My Master….”
 May 23, 2016 at 12:17pm
Obama is planting seeds for paybacks he and other Democrats will receive from the hand-rubbing Military Industrial Complex.
 May 23, 2016 at 12:15pm
Hey, why not? Nearly every TV/Cable series now has LGBTFJMFDJKRUJOIREUTFNBJHGFKJQX….love in them now. 70 % of the planet must be a LGBTGKJCBVNZNSXEIQPOWPDKFDKJR….practitioner now, as what you see on TV and movies has to be what’s normal and dominant in society, right?
don't forget the obligatory "nice, sweet" head covered Muslima
We no longer have cable/satellite service because there is absolutely nothing worth watching any longer that would legitimize the monthly cost.
Sure, just like 90% of America is black, if you go by commercials, movies and TV shows.
 May 23, 2016 at 10:54am
…Unless you are on a college/university campus, k-12 school, office environment, or haha…living on Facebook/Social Media.
 May 23, 2016 at 10:50am
What do you expect? Canada tied to the Commonwealth, tied to Western Europe, tied to political correctness and socio-cultural suicide. No Shock here!
May 22, 2016 at 5:41pm
The US markets still have their heads in La-La Sand. Ups and downs are manipulations by just a few dozen big players who make million$ on each up and down swing. With a 17+k market, do you think 500 points up and down is anything other than making money by the money holders? The global markets are on the verge of implosion, being held up by hot air from pundits saying how good things are, while they adjust the markets so they make a profit up or down. When the bottom falls out from this machination, you will see real dark times, while the puppet masters will be safe and sound. The Targets and Walmarts are falling because they were over bloated to begin with. Their Day In The Sun is past, and they will gradulally fall back to where they actually should be. As will Apple and all the rest who rose to multi-hundreds per share, yet never produced anything to justify their orbital values. Time catches up eventually, and true “values” find their place.
 May 22, 2016 at 4:42pm
If what they claim is true, then vigilantism is fully justified. Just don’t leave a forensic trail.
 May 20, 2016 at 10:33am
To keep an eye on Bill? Are you kidding?
She don’t care what Bill’s tries to get into; she wants to keep him busy and distracted so she can get with her girls.
 May 20, 2016 at 7:59am
Europe’s solution to another terrorist attack originating on their soil: ‘We need to welcome and embrace millions more Muslim refugees into our lands, to show them we care, and to convince them not to hurt us and hate us anymore. We will increase laws and punishments for non-accepting Europeans who speak or act against our solution.’
May 13, 2016 at 1:59pm
Yes, Mersey, Cruz was my choice. Hillary is below any last choice. I’ll take Trump over her and her ilk anytime.
[-3] May 13, 2016 at 1:57pm
Again, you and other single minded people here, are scratching away at loose sand because you don’t like its texture while the 50 ton boulder up the hill is rolling right at you.
[-3] May 13, 2016 at 1:42pm
Haha, just as expected….negative votes. Have fun voting for Hillary/Sanders, fools. Heck you don’t even have to go to the voting booths, just stay home and pout in your corners; it STILL will be a 1/2 vote for Hillary. Myopic fools.
Cruz was your first choice, huh? It sure didn't take you long to start acting like a Trumpette.
Yes, Mersey, Cruz was my choice. Hillary is below any last choice. I'll take Trump over her and her ilk anytime.
I want my vote to count as a whole so I will be voting against Trump come election day!
Xic, good news! I won’t be voting for Hillary so that means a 1/2 vote for Trump.
[-1] May 13, 2016 at 1:38pm
Nine months ago, a few weeks ago, he was against a dozen+ candidates and paid his own way. Now that he is the only one left, he no longer has to fund himself, and decided to begin using donated funds also. He may use them, he may pass it around to other Republican runners. So what? He has the same option as any other candidate, and that includes stopping and starting using donations as he sees fit.
[-3] May 13, 2016 at 1:26pm
Hahah, p i s s i n g is a banned word too???? bad as frakking Democrats!