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Homelessness
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Homelessness
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#2
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Oh yeah - removing that 'less' part of homeless would really be immature.

What's the mature way to solve homelessness?

Maturity isn't even part of this issue.

Have you suffered a brain injury?
Popcorn

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#3
RE: Homelessness
Be fair, according to its profile picture, it is a dummy.
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#4
RE: Homelessness
I encourage everyone to vote. As the subject of the poll, I abstain.

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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RE: Homelessness
Boru's answer is a bullet proof solution to homelessness Dunno

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No God, No fear.
Know God, Know fear.
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#6
RE: Homelessness
Yes, fucking duh. I agree with arewethereyet's question- do you have brain damage? You're cute. Let's see how long you last.  Popcorn
I never thought I'd live long enough to become a grumpy old bastard. Here I am, killing it!
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#7
RE: Homelessness
I didn't vote because the poll is way too black and white to be realistic.

Yes, it would be good if there were shelters which could accommodate all the homeless. But how realistic is this and how much would it help the problem? Could it even exacerbate it?

I speak from experience because I went through a period of homelessness in Key West, Florida. I was never out of work during this period - in fact I was working two jobs - albeit menial ones which didn't pay well. I was truly homeless for about 6 weeks. I literally slept in allies, under overpasses and on the beach. Avoiding arrest was a major issue. Then I bought a cheap car and lived in it for 5 and a half months. That was MUCH better. Key West had a thing where you could pay $50.00 a month and get a sticker on your vehicle allowing unlimited parking in any space with a parking meter. I tinted all the windows and it felt like I was home-free. What a tremendous reduction of stress!

During that time, I interacted with many other homeless people. Nearly all of them were of a victim mentality. They had no concept of lifting themselves out of their current situation. Many of them were certainly suffering from mental illness of some kind. It would be great if these people could be provided a residence and that would be the end of the problem. But for most of them, it was a lot more complicated than that. Most of the homeless I encountered needed either medical treatment and/or major rehabilitation.

I strongly believe in NOT abandoning these people like unwanted pets (I strongly oppose that either) but I reject the idea that the solution is as simple as providing shelter to them.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein
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#8
RE: Homelessness
I used to hunt homeless veterans and bus them to a shelter for food. Some of them got their food outside the shelter because they didn't trust anyone enough to go inside. "There but for the grace of god go I."
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#9
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I walk through town a lot with disabled people and it seems to me that the disabled and the homeless have a few things in common, mainly being invisible to the general public.
So I'm always getting into conversations with homeless people about cheap food, best places in town to stay and where not to go so as not to get hassled by cops.
I'm not sure what I'm saying here, but I just find homeless people to be exciting and adventurous with all the best stories.
I get annoyed seeing empty office buildings everywhere, even empty factories.
Someone could let them in at night just for a roof over their head.




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RE: Homelessness
(April 11, 2020 at 8:59 pm)Prof.Lunaphiles Wrote:
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Do you actively do something to help the homeless or just run your pie hole on different forums?

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