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PORTLAND, Ore. A man sleeping inside a dumpster full of cardboard was seriously injured when a recycling truck dumped the load into a compactor, a Portland F Cheap Oakley Sunglasses ire and Rescue spokesman said.
of us rode in the ambulance with him to the hospital and he very lucky to be alive, said Shane Furrer with Portland Fire and Rescue.
When rescuers arrived they could only see 27 year old Liam O’Grady head. They had to pull back the compactor blade and peel away cardboard to reach him.
was between layers of cardboard. We probably pulled 20 or 30 layers of cardboard out to get to him, said Furrer.
It didn take long to reach him and he was talking to rescuers the entire time. Portland police expect O to survive, but he has serious crush injuries to his head and chest.
I normally would be making a whole lot of Puns about this but after reading many of comments already made I have to say that I would bet that those who are complaining about the Homeless and Mentally Illand making snide remarks have never been Homeless, never had injuries or illness that ended their ability to bring in an income and certainly never had to worry about where they will sleep or how they will survive the elements because they have no where to go. I have and I did not Panhandle, it was not enjoyable, it was uncomfortable, too cold or too hot, too wet or too dry and never felt safe. For many it is not a choice it is just existence. I was able to pull myself out of it but many never can. I avoided Portland and camped in the woods close to where I could use a public shower and stay out of the public eye for my own safety, most can not do that and it is impossible in the city. Personally I think Portland should outlaw panhandling and the Professional Homeless Panhandlers would go elsewhere.
Liam is a good person from a good family. He suffered from a mental illness. If you are writing horrible things about this incident, criticizing liam, or assuming he is planning to sue the city of portland (which neither him nor his family would ever do), you should just count your blessings that you don’t h Cheap Oakley Sunglasses ave a mental illness Cheap Oakley Sunglasses of your own. Liam was a great athlete, a talented artist, and a very kind person, who unfortunately had no control of his mental health as an adult. I hope he has a speedy recovery and I will send good juju to his family. Spend this time with your Family and Friends, especially the one in the Hospital. Stay away from the Comments section and news sites, there are Trolls who will attack you just so they can get their jollies for the day. There are also many like myself who use humor to deal with the less pleasant aspects of life, I make fun of myself when I screw up and it reinforces that I do not want to make the same mistake twice, it is better than getting all serious and depressed.
Guys like this are schizo, bro completely off their rocker.
The kind of homeless people you’re describing are PROFESSIONAL homeless people who wouldn’t be caught dead in a dumpster. I know a “homeless” guy here in Portland who actually rents a pretty decent studio apartment at $550.00 a month and lives completely off the grid doing it.
And he makes more money, just sitting in front of grocery stores reading Stephen King, than you probably do.
And would you belie Cheap Oakley Sunglasses ve it? This guy honestly thinks he is providing a service to lonely old people who “pay” him for just a little human interaction every day. I mean, he has “regular” customers people who have gone out of their way year after year, almost daily, to give him around 5 bucks for around 5 minutes of chit chat.
Of course, at least once a week, a real sucker comes along and gives him 20, 50, or even 100.
The skilled panhandlers, even the ones who keep up the “tent” facade, are making BANK in this town.
Oh, hey, if you don’t believe me, grab a pair of binoculars and find a panhandler who is camped out in front a store, park somewhere, and just watch the money. That’s legal to do, btw.
They ALWAYS make more than minimum wage. More like 15 25 bucks an hour on average.
A friend of our family knew a guy who panhandled in Vegas back in the 70’s who made close to $100,000.00 year doing it. As brautigan said below, there are certainly those who are at the semi pro level for panhandling and from appearance seem to live under the Morrison Bridge while laughing all the way to the bank, but for the most part, the only “choice” about being homeless is that your brain doesn’t work in a “normal” manner. Just my opinion.
I don’t know that I’d agree that most people are ‘1 paycheck away’ from it, unless they are incapable of good budgeting. What I would say is that many people are not well prepared for the possibility that they may have to make choices about the life they live. For some people, giving up shiny baubles and nice things is the mental equivellent of homelessness. Only, it’s not. It’s nothing whatsoever like homelessness.