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Where are all the homeless asian people in the US???

Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by N8 v2.0, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    I've visited a number of large cities in the US and I've never seen homeless asian bums standing on street corners panhandling. There are no asian hippies either for that matter...

    What gives?
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  2. Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    japanese people commit seppuku before living on the streets.

    seriously tho, i have no idea. i have not seen any (? racking brain here) asian bums, in boston, new york, or seattle.
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  3. Jr_Bullit I'm sooo teenie weenie!!!

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    Mebe homeless people are so covered in layers of clothing, and a layer of dirt, that you can't tell unless you really pay attention to them. My limited experience would suggest that the average tax paying citizen avoids looking/studying too closely.
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  4. Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    I have seen asian panhandler in oakland before........A few of them. I didn't really give it a second thought
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  6. Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Asians have a work ethic. Caucasians have the lazy gene and it gets the better of some of us.
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  7. lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    i dont agree w/ that. well i do. but not completly.i mean theres tons and tons of mexican bums...
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    i dont remember seeing any asian bums in the US, but i´ve seen a few here, mostly in chinatown.
    but the ones i´ve seen are chinese, not japanese. i´d guess 2nd gen chinese people.

    on the other hand, the japanese descendants, nissei and nikkei are way overrepresented in the political class....
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  9. BSEVEER New Member

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    I guess it depends on where you live but here in SoCal all the bums I see are either black or white.
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  10. Westy the teste

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    I've known a few Asian hippy types, well more like trustafarians.
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  11. valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Lots of bums here. Christ they've got tent cities in Tokyo.
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  12. Ridemonkey This is not an active account

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    This is true. They are the hardest working folk I have seen. They also have large, tight family groups that take good care of their own. They will shell out $$ to take care of the group before buying an Xbox or a SUV.
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  13. $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    looks like we need some affirmative action to keep it on even keel.
    ya know, swap out some sharp engineering students.

    does it seem to anyone else that on the societal continuum that asians are at worst gang-banger wanna-be's who heavily mod their 4-cyl cars? they have some serious work to do if they want to get down here w/ the true dregs of american society.

    a little meth will go a long way
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  14. Ciaran Fear my banana

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    RM beat me to it. I was also going to say that perhaps you don't see any Asian bums is possibly because of their tight familial groups and work ethic. I have had many asian friends of over the years and I have always noticed how close they are and that the younger folks really do seem to have respect for their elders. Very refreshing.
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  15. RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    Maybe for the same reason you don't see many stray cats around Teriyaki joints :think:

    And you guys wonder why their Chicken Lunch Special is so cheap....:D
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  16. narlus Eastcoast Softcore Staff Member

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  17. MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Duh....They're all ninjas and so you can't see them.....
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  18. -BB- I broke all the rules, but somehow still became mo

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    I'd say that they are willing to live 10 to a 1br appt, while others are not.

    Plus, they probably have a better family unit that will take care of them should they become destitute.
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  19. ALEXIS_DH Tirelessly Awesome

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    I'd say that they are willing to live 10 to a 1br appt, while others prefer the comfortable and dignifying "park bench".
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  20. sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    As a Chinese who has lived around the country, you don't see many Asian bums because there are not many Asians living around the country. Most communities have a very small percentage, although we tend to be very visible for the usual reasons.

    In SF, I see a few Asians bumming around. But even in NY, until the last few years, I did not see alot of Asians period, at least compared to SF.
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    Yeah but those guys are Japanese. and EVERYONE knows the Japanese are a biit loopy :sneaky: Plus I know they're Japanese cuz I'm Chinese and there ain't a snowflake's chance in hell that I can grow facial hair like that.
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  22. biggins Rump Junkie

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    they all hang out with one other elusive city dweller that you never see: baby pigeons
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  23. JMAC New Member

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    Well alot of Chiness and Japs who come here come with ALOT of money. They're also very hard workers. I think there is something about taking care of family members that is more important to them than most ppl. That way if someone is in trouble in a family the whole family will help out. Maybe....
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  24. valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    All this talk of perfect family units gives me a giggle. Believe me, Japanese families are just as dysfunctional as Western ones.
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  25. JMAC New Member

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    I know but I remember hearing something about them taking care of familly more than western families. I could be totally wrong but if I'm right it could explain some of it.
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  26. Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    ara! shizuka-ni, gaijin! :D
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  27. valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Hehe, actually my family is at the top of that list. Buncha weirdos my in-laws. ;) :D
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