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    Well, the welfarefan used to until he got himself a motel 6.
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    Well, the welfarefan used to until he got himself a motel 6.
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    Bitch you live next to a Hobby Lobby.
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    it's easy to generalize and see people as just numbers, but everybody has a story and everybody has their limits; and everybody has or doesn't have luck. yeah, luck - it's a real thing. of course there are those like my own brother who live off of government checks, refuses to admit they're addicts and blames everyone else for their problems armed with every excuse in the book. they hurt themselves and everyone around them without even realizing it. there's no changing these kind of people.

    otoh i'm sure there are stories about folks who lost everything (home, family, job) during the subprime mortgage crisis, got themselves back on their feet, maybe started their own business, only to be knocked back down by the covid lockdowns losing it all over again. this is of course an extreme example, but don't think these kinds of things don't happen. everyone has a story.






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    Default Re: Homelessness is only a problem because itís a convenient option

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    Well, you and I differ on what convenient is. I would never consider living on the street, being exposed to the elements, completely at risk to being attacked 24 hours a day while not having regular access to food to be convenient in any way, shape or form.

    Your narratives are no better than the ones you ridicule. The truth is there are multiple reasons why someone could end up homeless; mental illness, drug addiction, losing their job, an unexpected financial hardship or setback. As much as people would like to stereotype homeless people as being lazy drug addicts, I'd bet there are plenty of regular, hard working people one bad event away from ending up on the streets themselves.

    That is why, if you read my post carefully, I said things like “permanently homeless” and “perpetually homeless.”

    Of course people can be susceptible to loss of residence. But a shared bedroom in a cheap part of town isnt that hard to attain if you make it a priority. Maybe have to couch surf for a few weeks to sleep and shower and save up some money working at Dollar Tree or whatever. Im not saying it’s easy or glamorous. But it shouldnt be out of the grasp of anyone with basic functionality.

    But nobody is homeless LONG TERM unless they are unwilling or unable to maintain the basic responsibilities of having a residence. Which are not all that high tbh. But substance abuse, mental illness, and sheer apathy prevent some people from meeting that standard. It’s inevitable.

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    The cause of homelessness is real estate. Without private property, people would camp and live off the land eating plants and animals as they pleased. When they don't have that option they just sit, confused, on cement somewhere, waiting for change to buy stuff at mcds or dollar stores.

    The industrialists know this and its why they are sympathetic to welfare.

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    "There are people who chose to live in the streets, just as I chose to live in the White House."--Ronald Reagan
    Last edited by Lakers Legend#32; 10-16-2021 at 03:28 AM.

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    As a country, when you go to war for 20 years straight, you'll end up with a lot of mentally ill people who can't function in regular society by themselves, that's no surprise and the writing has been on the wall for a while now.

    For example, just recently some guy was ordered to press a button that fired a missile which killed like 8 kids. He definitely didn't join the army to kill kids, but he did. Can't imagine what it must be like to have that in the back of your mind for the rest of your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMaster View Post
    For example, just recently some guy was ordered to press a button that fired a missile which killed like 8 kids. He definitely didn't join the army to kill kids, but he did. Can't imagine what it must be like to have that in the back of your mind for the rest of your life.
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    Ah those homeless Californian actor videos are hilarious. Can’t feel bad for those people sorry.

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    This came up in my recommendations after watching these videos. One of the founding members of Santana found picking through trash in Oakland.

    Apparently he killed someone back in 1969 and was convicted of manslaughter thus ending his career. Heartwarming story with Carlos Santana reuniting with him after over 40 years. But as feel good as it may seem pretty sure Santana only met up with him because the spotlight was on him. He's worth 120 million. He had the resources to find him anytime he wanted especially considering his home in the US is just a few miles from where Marcus Malone was wandering the streets.

    Unfortunately, he was strolling down the street in 2016 when a tire(or wheel) came off a passing car and struck him, which ended up killing him

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    This came up in my recommendations after watching these videos. One of the founding members of Santana found picking through trash in Oakland.

    Apparently he killed someone back in 1969 and was convicted of manslaughter thus ending his career. Heartwarming story with Carlos Santana reuniting with him after over 40 years. But as feel good as it may seem pretty sure Santana only met up with him because the spotlight was on him. He's worth 120 million. He had the resources to find him anytime he wanted especially considering his home in the US is just a few miles from where Marcus Malone was wandering the streets.

    Unfortunately, he was strolling down the street in 2016 when a tire(or wheel) came off a passing car and struck him, which ended up killing him
    why would he want to reunite with a murderer?

    at least he had camera and xtra security with him for the photo op

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorP View Post
    why would he want to reunite with a murderer?

    at least he had camera and xtra security with him for the photo op
    Well it was manslaughter. I couldn't find the circumstances of the crime anywhere on the web. But you are right, a 66 year old cultural icon wasn't going to the streets of Oakland without a heavy security presence.

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