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Old 03-09-2010, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Boston
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So I recorded this video the other day and it got me wondering about the homeless.

Here in Boston, homelessness is noticable, but not like that of say, SF. How are the other big cities faced with this, especially with the recession? How about smaller cities?



YouTube - Cracked out guy South End Boston Dancing and Singing
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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I spent the past few weeks in Boston and noticed the huge lack of homeless people
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I spent the past few weeks in Boston and noticed the huge lack of homeless people
was that suprising to you? what was your thinking as to why that is?
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Denver
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The homeless in Boston seem to love Copley Square and Downtown Crossing.
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:48 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Homelessness is a BIG problem in San Diego and all of CA's major cities it seems. The ones that live by the beach aren't that bad, fairly quiet and keep to themselves but the ones Downtown tend to be louder and more violent/mentally unstable. It seems like some people come here to be homeless b/c of the climate. Always see bums going through the trash and recycle bins in my alley.
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Yep, my city has a homeless problem.
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:21 PM
 
Location: La Jolla, California
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Chicago has many homeless but not as many as SF and LA (probably due to the climate)
Also CA people correct me if im wrong but dosn't CA have the most welfare benifits of any state?
Chicagos also seems to grow in the spring and summer
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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DC has had a homeless problem for years. I don't know if it has gotten worse recently, but it certainly hasn't gotten better. The largest homeless shelter in the U.S. is located here, for instance.
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:04 PM
 
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I once had a little skinny 5 foot 3 homeless guy come up to me in SF and tell me that he would do 100 push ups for a quarter. I told him I had 15 cents so he busted out 50 right there in the middle of the sidewalk. I told him that was all the change I had and then he told me he would do 50 one handed pushups for a dollar LOL. Anyways I went in the in-and-out burger and ate and when I came out he was harassing a guy walking down the street by taughnting him as if he was muhammed ali all the way down the street for a block. One of the funniest things I have ever seen. SF homeless people crack me up.
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Los Angeles has a huge homeless population. The city has been trying to stop people from sleeping on the street but the courts allow it so long as they don't block the sidewalk and have to be out of the way when stores open. Also the beach is where a lot of people sleep at night. It's sad seeing people sleeping down by the river & under freeway overpasses. Santa Monica & Santa Barbara also have many homeless people.
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