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JULY 31, 2010 - A look back at events of this past week, here in Pensacola, Florida. Monday I seen an electrician standing on the corner of Fairfield and Mobile Hwy looking for work, or any type of donation. He even had his tool belt with him, and business cards.

Then on Thursday, I seen a Priest (of all people) standing at the intersection of Beverly Parkway and W Street, with a sign saying, "Feed the Poor." I stopped and dropped a small donation and spoke with him. After a quick interview with Father Nathan Monk, I did a little digging to verify he was who he said he was, and discovered the the reverend had threatened to sleep outside, during freezing temps, this past January, if adequate shelter was not provided for all, not just some of the homeless.

Friday morning on my way to work, I ran into a Habitat for Humanity crew working on a new home around the corner from where I live. I thought it to be quite ironic after editing the video I shot the day before, with Father Nathan.

To add to the story further, that afternoon, when I came home from work, the local news station (WEAR TV) was broadcasting a story regarding BP workers not getting paid. To add more insult to injury, they also covered a story where some other BP clown is suppose to help cut some of the red tape that is keeping business owners and fishermen from getting paid.

We have Priest and volunteers standing outside in deadening temps, helping others, and skilled laborers pleading for help. And this is what I have seen this past week, in Pensacola, FL.


Added: Jul-31-2010 Occurred On: Jul-31-2010
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Tags: Pensacola, Florida, Poverty, Skilled Labor, Priest, Donations, Economy, BP, Workers, Paid, Payroll, Panhandling, Community, Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, Support, Homeless, Shelter, Milton, FL
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  • Nice post. Good luck Pensacola, the birth place of naval aviation.

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  • I am a Canadian, I lived in Pensacola-Perdido Key for 4 years, bought a house, paid my taxes, helped people to rebuild from Ivan and Katrina. I worked my ass off, and yes I was an "illegal" if you want to call me that. At some point in 07 my $250,000 house was only worth $110,000 and I lost my ass. I never over priced things and worked 80-100 hours a week, I made good money, but I worked my ass off for it. I always helped my friends and my neighbours, fixed cars, pools, trailers, truck More..

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  • Bad economy. Oil drilling moratorium. High taxes.
    Why hire?

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  • Some electrician you are, don't even know what grammar is.

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  • Its sad to see this I live, only 30 miles from here. We used to depend on summer to make and save our money. The oil sppill, the economy sucks. THe people cant afford to pay for work here anymore. Everyones broke. I was fortunate to have 2 jobs before I joined the Army. These people are not drunks, and crazies. Theyre hard working middle class white men, who have been f ucked over. Trust me I rarely ever feel sorry for people.

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  • Send that electrician up here!!! We are in need of good journeymen sparkys up here!

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  • There are at least 20 jobs for electricians in Pensacola right now, and more than 250 available in the State of Florida. Maybe it is not a lack of jobs that is keeping him unemployed. Too many Americans are grating their country to fail. It seems to be mostly disgruntled Republicans who just want to blame Obama, but in fact, it was George Bush, Republican, who designed the current state of affairs. Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. [It was a gre More..

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  • uschair ~ "bum". A very large percentage of people who are homeless are mentally ill. Calling homeless people a bum, ironically, makes you an ass.

    ='.'=
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  • Everybody has a sob story...it's what you're gonna do about it, that shows who you are...

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  • WOW, a guy holding a sign that says he isn't going to spend your money on drugs... that's original. Hint: he's going to spend your money on drugs.

    Put your signs down and DO SOMETHING... bastards....

    Think of all the time they spend holding a sign up begging for work... they could actually be working. That's whats wrong with this country, everybody wants the job to come to them....

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    • Your a poor spin doctor.

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