This thread has given many people much concern, and that includes the staff of BPL itself. Please note: we are making no judgements at all about the honesty or merits of any case or person. We know many people are having it pretty tough right now.
Our concern is that we do not want our Forum channels to become a general medium for begging, panhandling, soliciting or similar activities. We want the channels to stay focused on Backpacking (although much leeway is allowed in Chaff).
Accordingly, with some considerable regret and apologies to all concerned, we have decided to remove this thread. Any future threads of a similar nature will likely also be removed. Sorry, but the potential for abuse and spam is too much. Remember the shoe boy?
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