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'Golden Voice' -- The Secret Homeless Money Drop

1/28/2011 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ted Williams just pulled off a HUGE surprise for the homeless man he shared a tent with on the streets of Ohio -- when he drove up to his friend's corner and dropped off a MAJOR wad of cash.

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Sources connected to "Golden Voice" tell us ... shortly after Ted ditched rehab, he reappeared at his old stomping grounds Monday ... but this time he was being driven around in a black SUV.

We're told Ted located a man named Victor (pictured right) -- his best friend and tent-mate on the streets --and immediately pulled over the car.

The reunion was emotional -- and after the men exchanged a hug and some kind words, Ted gave Victor a wad of cash and promised to help him out once he gets his own life back in order.

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61.

UDntNo    

Nice to know that he is at least trying to help someone else when he will not help himself!

1176 days ago
62.

Atillathegun    

Wow,What a guy. Have a family, desert them because you might find them annoying and didn't want to deal with it, have kids with other women that your wife take in out of the goodness of her own heart, hit the big time,pick a fight with your reunited family to bail on them once again and give them nothing even though your ex wife didn't get child support on your a$$, pull up to your former buddies and unload a wad on them instead of doing something for the family you deserted. What a guy,what a guy.
Fix those teeth you clown.

1176 days ago
63.

PETER LEE    

Thanks for the picture now i know which Bum to rob

1176 days ago
64.

ralph    

This guy is playing it right. Everybody loves a comeback, but 2 comebacks within 15 mins is legendary. Reality TV show in no time BIG RATINGS, watch. $$$$$$$$$$$

1176 days ago
65.

urbusted    

Some of the people posting here are soulless pigs. Have you no compassion? How would you feel if this were your father, brother, or even yourself? Considering most people are just a few paychecks away from being homeless also, this could be you!
And to be so cruel to those less fortunate is horrible and you should be thoroughly ashamed of yourselves for saying such things. These hateful posters are the pathetic humans of this story. The more I see the cruelty and unfeeling attitudes of people who can say things like that, the more I realize the human race is doomed.

1176 days ago
66.

bon    

wow Becky, you sure know a lot about humanity. Great speech about choice. Wowee! <--SARCASM. You have no idea what some of these homeless people go through. Some have mental disorders, some were abused, some have nobody to help them, some choooooose drink or drugs because it's all they have to alleviate their pain. But you and your self-righteousness and zero compassion put it all in perspective for us by saying that They are losers. It's you and your thoughts that make life unbearable for people. you judge. you smite. you and your false superiority over the less fortunate, your 'Look at me, I'm not homeless therefore I am better' crap. BECKY: YOU don't know anything. Stay in your bubble and keep pretending you've got it all figured out. Oh, and.... stfu!

1176 days ago
67.

Kris    

It depends how much money he actually gave him. If you want to help him, and you have the means, you have to do for him what everyone is trying to do for you. Find him a place to live, get him a job, and try to solve the problems that made him homeless to begin with. Giving him money is nothing. He'll just spend it.

1176 days ago
68.

Lifeguard    

Duh!!! his buddy is going to score the drugs for him!!!

1176 days ago
69.

drew    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z9WVZddH9w

1176 days ago
70.

GBeach    

hey people: they are homeless! think they are going to get on a computer and pull up TMZ? If there is a computer around, it won't be for long - it will be in a pawn shop. Geeze, you people need to think about this kind of stuff before you go posting your stupid "oh, now all the homeless will read about him having money". Idiots!

1176 days ago
71.

becky    

wow Becky, you sure know a lot about humanity. Great speech about choice. Wowee! <--SARCASM. You have no idea what some of these homeless people go through. Some have mental disorders, some were abused, some have nobody to help them, some choooooose drink or drugs because it's all they have to alleviate their pain. But you and your self-righteousness and zero compassion put it all in perspective for us by saying that They are losers. It's you and your thoughts that make life unbearable for people. you judge. you smite. you and your false superiority over the less fortunate, your 'Look at me, I'm not homeless therefore I am better' crap. BECKY: YOU don't know anything. Stay in your bubble and keep pretending you've got it all figured out. Oh, and.... stfu!

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Your right I judged... I judged these people who have had the world handed to them on a silver platter and the choices they made was to be losers instead of winners. Yes, I judged. Shame on me for not patting them on back... but you go ahead, hold their hands, wipe their tears because you choose to be an enabler doesn't make me one. I'm willing to help anyone who wants the help but I'm not going to enable you to be anything less but the best you can be.

1176 days ago
72.

Ivanho    

Becky -
It's not like choosing between Coke and Pepsi. You clearly don't understand the neurophysiology of addiction so you shouldn't pontificate on it. The fact is that neuropathways from the our more primitive brain center (the limbic system), where the dopamine reward center lies, to our prefrontal cortex go almost entirely one way. From the limbic system to the frontal lobe.

"The limbic system understands, learns and responds on the most primitive level and is vital at certain times. However, it cannot exercise rational judgment, weigh-up options or postpone satisfaction. Thus, it makes mistakes, and since survival is more complex for humans than for other animals, we have developed the neocortex to evaluate how best to satisfy and cope with our conflicting demands for pleasure and relief. This often means forgoing certain pleasures, delaying gratification or taking preventative measures. Unfortunately, however, for the alcoholic/addict, their biological addiction confuses the body, and particularly the limbic system, into associating alcohol/drugs with the principal source of pleasure/ relief in life, and even misguidedly with survival almost. Driven by chemical dependency and trained by repeated behaviors and habits, the alcoholic’s/addict’s limbic system learns to associate everything to do with pleasure and relief - fun, relaxation, socializing, sex, food, reward and reduction of anger, anxiety, fear, depression, etc., with alcohol/drugs. Their limbic system simply thinks;

Alcohol
Drugs Pleasure!
Relief !

On the other hand, the healthy, non addicted person has other pleasures and relief techniques to rely on, and generally says, « no I've had enough » or « no I don't use ». This is something the alcoholic/addict cannot do. Fuelled by chemical addiction, their limbic system is powerful enough to override the neocortex and instruct the body to consume. Indeed, it can even hijack some functions of the higher brain to find rationalizations for this destructive behavior."


http://ibgwww.colorado.edu/cadd/a_drug/essays/essay4.htm
http://spinwarp.ucsd.edu/NeuroWeb/Text/br-800epi.htm
http://www.sossobriety.org/boozbrain.htm

Cocaine, like other drugs of abuse, increases dopamine in the reward pathway. Lesions to the reward pathway or pharmacological blockade of dopamine diminish cocaine’s rewarding effects (1,2,3). Thus, dopaminergic neurons in the reward pathway have been shown to be important in the reinforcing effects of cocaine (2). This increase of dopamine in the brain reward centers is dose dependent (the more cocaine that is taken in, the higher the dopamine concentration in these areas). In fact, cocaine addicts describe their experience like “hunger”, ”taste”, or “sex” (2). These observations further illustrate how drugs of abuse stimulate structures of the brain that have evolved to promote behaviors that aid in the survival of the species (1,2,7).


Cocaine’s effects on the reward system are so powerful that it may override other generally gratifying reinforcers: money, safety, loved ones, morality and even survival may become less important to the abuser than obtaining and using cocaine (2). Thus, cocaine stimulates the brain reward system more effectively than the behaviors that the reward system evolved to reinforce!

1176 days ago
73.

Ivanho    

CrisDizzle says "snort cracked cocaine" ...aaaahahahahaha...you smoke CRACK cocaine and snort powder cocaine. I can't imagine it would feel good snorting a rock.

1176 days ago
74.

becky    

#75 - I know all this but I'm still not going to someone's enabler. There is help out there for drug/alcohol addition for those who choose to reach out for the help and put everything they have into it to get better... I stand up to you. But for you to preach to me that I should be saying... Oh, poor Ted, Oh, poor Charlie is enabling them to be less then they can be. I heard Ted lie and lie and lie again to Dr. Phil and his family. Then he walks out on all of them again and tells even more lies to make himself look better then those trying to help him. These men are not idiots, they know how to play the game to get you to wipe their tears and two hours later they are back drugging and drinking. No, sorry... no pats on the backs for these two from me. Call me what you want.

1176 days ago
75.

marcus    

WOW....COOL BUT NOT AS COOL AS THE SONG KANYE WEST MADE FOR HIM!!CALLED PROBLEMS

1176 days ago
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