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Upscale panhandlers

2009-02-28 17:18:59.86964+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

If you're homeless and beg for money on the streets, you're a panhandler. If you form a non-profit and beg for money on the streets, you're a homeless issues education organization. C.W. Nevius reports on some scammers from LA who are running this game in San Francisco.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-02-28 19:22:16.461041+00 by: ebradway

If you're in Boulder, you wear a green t-shirt, carry a clipboard and pester everyone who passes with "Do you have time for the environment?"

Actually, they are a legit environmental group - but they hire scores students and are more annoying that the panhandlers.

Of course, if you have any talent, the city of Boulder issues free busking licenses.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-02-28 20:15:40.770345+00 by: Dan Lyke

Check to see how legit they really are. Several of the ones that do that out here (like CALPIRG) pay a few directors exorbitant salaries to occasionally lunch with state legislators.