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Police Prevent Homeless Man from Receiving Free Coding Lessons, Confiscate Laptop

People have been following the story of an unlikely partnership with great interest. Programmer Patrick McConlogue had a wish to teach coding to homeless man Leo, (a.k.a. "The Journeyman Hacker"), to better his life. Leo of New York city accepted the offer.

Patrick, who received both cheers and jeers for the move, believes in the high demand for coders and that in 8 weeks he could teach Leo by meeting with him an hour before work and giving code lessons. McConlogue overnighted a cheap laptop, included software, books, and his own Wi-Fi hotspot. He is also providing free lessons for followers of the story on journeymancourse. The Journeyman Facebook page has a big, warm fan following.

After 45 days of lessons, Leo entered a hackathon with other software engineers and has an upcoming app creation. Leo was set to go on The Today Show on Wednesday. All of that changed this morning.


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I thought this was a joke headline

It's becoming hard to tell the difference

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

From the article:

" NYPD did nothing wrong. Remember these are the same men who-- without question--laid down their lives in service during 9/11."

...but not really because if they had laid down their lives THEY WOULDN'T BE ALIVE AND ARRESTING HOMELESS PEOPLE.

They act like just because

They act like just because you put yourself in danger, you have a right to trample on people when you feel like.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Too bad

Wake up modern liberals. As of late, I am seeing too much modern liberalism being spewed out in DP.

See this news story and realize that Government and Bureaucracy always only does things that hurt the poor and the middle class. Wage laws and price fixing is not going to help the poor and the needy. I hope you have seen other news stories, such as 'Seattle Government outlaws private food-for-homeless charity in its streets' or the old 'Government confiscates and destroys 100s of pounds of elk/bison wild meat, which was donated to homeless organization by a group of hunters, on the grounds of safety'. Don't depend on Government or force for your livelihood, rather produce something that another considers worthy enough to trade for.

Private Charity will help a great deal in giving people second chances and help them get out of the gutter. If Government minds its own business, then people together (buying and selling from each-other) can prosper and thrive in freedom.


that's pathetic...

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.