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Old 04-26-2016, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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tell your "friend" that he needs better friends

 
Old 04-26-2016, 02:36 PM
 
Location: On the water.
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Originally Posted by Howiester View Post
Ok I'll play your game. After a quick Google search I found this:

Homeless in Los Angeles County

16-20% of homeless are employed, not the 25-35% you stated were employed AND sober.
Well, you didn't play my game. If you had looked at multiple sources you would find more stats to consider.

Since you seem to want to be among the type of person I referred to earlier as seeking confirmation biases, I'll give you an example offering a much higher figure than I stated in my range. It is from an agenda-driven source however, which is why I didn't use their figure as they don't provide a citation for their figure. See how this works?
Quote:
BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT FACED BY HOMELESS PEOPLE
As bad as it is for the 44% of homeless people who have jobs and can't escape homelessness, climbing out of homelessness is virtually impossible for those without a job. For those with limited skills or experience, opportunities for jobs that pay a living wage are very limited. Additionally, many members of the homeless population have to combat barriers such as limited transportation and reduced access to educational and training programs (Long, Rio, & Rosen, 2007). In such a competitive environment, the difficulties of job seeking as a homeless person can be almost insurmountable barriers to employment.
http://www.nationalhomeless.org/fact...mployment.html
Also note that, from your own source,
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of adults were employed within last year.
. The significance of this statistic is that it acknowledges that 41% of the homeless are members of the immediately recent labor pool - as opposed to being chronically unemployed.

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Old 04-26-2016, 02:40 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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Tule is right as usual. (But wait! They will have to actually scroll through the article.)

4 myths that make L.A. County's homeless problem worse - LA Times
 
Old 04-26-2016, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I reached my L.A times article limit... Tule can I borrow 99cents?
 
Old 04-26-2016, 02:46 PM
PDF
 
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Do you LOL @ your job that pays you $100k+?
 
Old 04-26-2016, 02:47 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Tulemutt View Post
Well, you didn't play my game. If you had looked at multiple sources you would find more stats to consider.

Since you seem to want to be among the type of person I referred to earlier as seeking confirmation biases, I'll give you an example offering a much higher figure than I stated in my range. It is from an agenda-driven source however, which is why I didn't use their figure as they don't provide a citation for their figure. See how this works?
Also his source was only for Los Angeles, your claims seemed to be more general (possibly nationwide).
 
Old 04-26-2016, 02:47 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I reached my L.A times article limit... Tule can I borrow 99cents?
incognito mode. I take Visa & American Express.
 
Old 04-26-2016, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Do you LOL @ your job that pays you $100k+?
$100,000k+ , I thought it was a lot more than that?

It's a struggle makin' 6 figures in this big bad city.
Can't even buy a Beverly Hills condo.
It's a real pity.
 
Old 04-26-2016, 02:50 PM
 
Location: On the water.
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Tulemutt said it was true so it must be true. Tulemutt doesn't even live in L.A and I don't think they ever lived in L.A.
Glad you recognize my accuracy, jm. And no, right, I never lived in LA. Just the Bay area, San Diego, and the Central Coast since 1966.
 
Old 04-26-2016, 02:52 PM
 
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I say deport them to a third world country, like Brazil.
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