8, 8 days until Disney! Ah ha ha!

Free booze makes homeless healthier

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyID=2006-01-04T180740Z_01_EIC465244_RTRUKOC_0_US-HOMELESS.xml&archived=False

Yeah, I'm just posting this to start a flame war. But it's true :)
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
January 4th, 2006
is this how they got your on the right path colm?
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January 4th, 2006
Yeah. It's called college.
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
January 4th, 2006
lol
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January 4th, 2006
"were allowed up to 15 glasses of wine or sherry a day -- a glass an hour from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m"

So, they weren't allowed to get drunk, and they were given the most frou frou drinks in existance?

I'm not sure which kept them out of trouble - them turning into pussies, or having to hang around the shelter to get their free booze.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 4th, 2006
My first thought was of a Hogarth print.

However having read the article it's more about giving them a maintenance dose so they can be treated for their other issues. Seems sensible enough...
Permalink a cynic writes... 
January 4th, 2006
Also it means that rather than spending what little money they do acquire on alcohol, they could put it towards food, etc.
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 4th, 2006
We could give them the food, and they could spend what little they do make on alcohol....
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January 4th, 2006
I do tend to give homeless people food rather than change.
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
January 4th, 2006
I give them smiles, they seem to be appreciated as well as you could expect.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 5th, 2006

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