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Old 09-30-2008, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Today a new from BBC says that americans (Santa Barbara,CA) are living inside their cars because loose their homes. Economic crisis effect. Is it true??
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:58 AM
 
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thousands of Americans live in their cars every day. thousands are homeless and don't have cars.

I don't see why this wouldn't be true. It's not like we're all rich by any means!
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Because of corporate greed and our war culture, Americans in general live inside their cars, whether they lose their homes or not.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:02 AM
 
Location: The Rock!
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Today a new from BBC says that americans (Santa Barbara,CA) are living inside their cars because loose their homes. Economic crisis effect. Is it true??
Equating some people in Santa Barbara to all of Americans is a bit of a stretch don't you think? When I see posts like this, I begin to actually feel good about us here in America again. It demonstrates that critical thinking skills are lacking all over the globe and not just here.

As for the truth of the story... I cannot confirm. I see no people where I live living in their cars. I see new homes being built and bought before they're done.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:17 AM
 
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More about the worsening situation.

Tent city in suburbs is cost of home crisis | People | Reuters (http://features.us.reuters.com/cover/news/D8C99CD0-AF35-11DC-9E67-616F0DA5.html - broken link)


YouTube - Southern California Shanty Town / Tent City

Video: Tent Cities In California

Growing 'tent cities' blamed on foreclosure crisis - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/09/19/tent.cities.ap/ - broken link)

Tent cities spring up around LA — A California city goes bankrupt, can’t pay its outrageous union employee salaries The end of elite liberal media empires and rise of citizen journalism
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Equating some people in Santa Barbara to all of Americans is a bit of a stretch don't you think? When I see posts like this, I begin to actually feel good about us here in America again. It demonstrates that critical thinking skills are lacking all over the globe and not just here.

As for the truth of the story... I cannot confirm. I see no people where I live living in their cars. I see new homes being built and bought before they're done.
The BBC's new said more: "The american dream now is an american nightmare."
I cannot believe it. I think americans will revert this situation.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Who cares? I know other people around the world get off on America's downfall, as they should after listening to the empty rhetoric spewed by the likes of Dubya talking up American pride (a deadly sin). the bottomline is we are people just like the people in brazil.

every country's economy has ups and downs. this is just one of them.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Who cares? I know other people around the world get off on America's downfall, as they should after listening to the empty rhetoric spewed by the likes of Dubya talking up American pride (a deadly sin). the bottomline is we are people just like the people in brazil.

every country's economy has ups and downs. this is just one of them.
I am not american and I don't live in US, but I am sad about it. We are all just people. The diference between americans and brazilian is our birth place. Our worry and feeling are same.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:40 AM
 
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Today a new from BBC says that americans (Santa Barbara,CA) are living inside their cars because loose their homes. Economic crisis effect. Is it true??
This isn't a nationwide phenomenon. It would be ridiculous to assume it is. It's bad that many people were hit, fortunately many people aren't. I'd be smart to assume not all Brazilians live in favelas.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:54 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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I've lived in my car at times. No big deal now I own rental properties. Don't believe the crap foreign news outlets spew about the U.S. Come and visit and see for yourself what Americans lives are like. Even with the bumpy economic condition, life for the vast majority of U.S. citizens life is cruising merrily along at least in my state of Montana (we have a very low unemployment rate). I hear about gas lines in the south ? What's up with that ? Here in the north west gas is going down and folks are going on fishing trips, restaurants are packed etc. It's an election year and the B.S. flies and the fear mongers are out in force. Come and visit and well go fishing for trout, no TV no radio, no newspapers, and see that life is still very sweet here for most. I have heard that Brazil is doing quite well these days, is that true for the folks that you know ? I've never been to Brazil, is it as beautiful as they say ? If I visited Brazil would I be able to communicate without knowing any Portuguese ? Sorry for hijacking this thread with my questions !
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