No job, no money, no problem...........

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    Seems that there's a man who has decided that money isn't what he wants out of life, and has managed to live without for several years...................

    Life Inc. - Buzz: No money, no jobs, no retirement

    Now, some people would call this person homeless, or a bum, or something else, but is it really important to have cash for living? He seems happy, and has been able to blog about his experience by posting it from a local public library.

    So, what do the rest of you think about this guy?

    Me personally? I admire him.
     
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    I think he's a Troo Murkin ! When he has his stroke during a dumb_stirr diving event YOU get the bill.
     
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    This topic has been around, but just a few questions:

    1. Who pays for the public land he lives on?
    2 Who pays for the droppings that are there for the takign?
    3. Who pays for the library and its computer?

    Nothing is free. If he went and bought 1500 acres and decided to 'live off the land' then he might merit admiration. As it is he is just a different variety of leech.
     
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    He's living his life his way. Works for me.
     
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    Foraging in dumpsters for food? What do i think of him? Live and let live but I wouldn't want to be him that's for sure. I also don't want to pay for him.
     
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    The public land he lives on is available to all of us. You could even go out there and live if you wanted, because it belongs to the nation as a whole.

    Who pays for the droppings that are there for the taking? Not a fair question, because when the people throw it away, you could actually consider that charity, because they don't care what happens to it after they throw it out.

    As far as the library and the computer? There you may have a point, but according to calculations, this guys drain on the country is less than 10 bucks a year. I give more money out than that in a month to people who are homeless and ask.

    No, I don't think he's a leech, because he contributes back to society by posting his experiences and how he feels about the way things are going. In a spiritual sense, he does sort of give back, just not in a material way.
     
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    Never thought that I'd hear you say something like that CG. Nice job.
     
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    There is maintenance expense for all public parks: rangers, trash pick up, safety barriers in some cases. While we are free to use public land we could not ALL go live on public land. And it is likely not even legal for him to do so. We no longer allow 'squatters.' The Homestead Act has expired. This is just another level of living off the tax paying public.
     
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    Rec on all points, but didn't the gooberment probably already put the land up as collateral on all that Chinese debt they can't pay back anyways? So really he's just existing on land that belongs to China.
     
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    Would he mind if 50 other people wanted to move into the cave he is currently using?
    That question wasn't asked when they talked to him
     

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