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Old 07-17-2018, 08:08 AM
 
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Virginia, Carolinas or Georgia cigarettes at the bodegas.

I think a workfare or training/education requirement that has a pathway towards more gainful employment is a great idea. East Asia has a lot of that which includes at least a start in pretty doable work, which I think NYC would welcome, like reporting of road and public facility conditions, street and public land sweeping and cleaning, and cleaning and maintenance of public restrooms. I donít think there are that many people who feel like the road and facility conditions of NYC are too good, the streets and parks too clean, and the public restrooms too sanitary and well-stocked.
A good idea. NYC needs to be kept more clean anyway. In fact train NYCHA residents to do maintenance work for NYCHA itself. The city is supposedly spending billions to remove paint and otherwise upgrade NYCHA. Why not train the residents to do all that work?
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:28 AM
 
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Smoking ban, BWAHAHAHA, This is the funniest thing I have seen all year - Good one
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:32 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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The long term trend is world economies with FEWER jobs. Workfare programs are a waste of public money. Instead of pushing people towards nonexistent jobs, society needs to guarantee INCOME because that will be the world of tomorrow.


Years ago partner was collecting unemployment and he was forced into a mandatory look-for-work seminar. Lots of blah-blah of how to dress, how to write a resume, you know the boilerplate.
He asked the guy running the show in private, "does anyone ever actually get a job from this program."


His honest response: "If there were decent jobs out there, do you think I would be working HERE?" <Kudos for his honesty.>


Anyone who thinks that society will benefit by throwing people OUT of public housing (and onto the streets) needs his HEAD examined.
Sure, long term trends are fewer jobs due to greater automation of more and more tasks.

In the meantime though, and we have no idea how quickly thatís to happen nor to what degree, there is plenty of work that can be done in the city.
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:18 AM
 
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Train the residents to do the work? Have the residents sweep up and take care of public lands?


All great ideas, I'm sure the trade unions and municipal unions will love all that cheap labor cutting into their piece of the pie.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:16 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Let them eat cake!
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Let them eat cake!

Maybe even MORE pertinent: "Arbeit Macht Frei"
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Old 07-21-2018, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Smoking ban in NYCHA apartments to begin July 30 as HUD seeks to clear the air in nation's public housing

The city's 400,000 public housing tenants will soon be banned from smoking inside their apartments as part of a nationwide push to designate those areas smoke-free zones.
New York City Housing Authority residents are getting letters detailing the new rule set to begin July 30 ó and will have to sign a lease addendum by July 16.
No smoke, how about no lead and no leaks first
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Old 07-21-2018, 07:48 AM
 
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Agree with the rule but there's no way they're going to successfully enforce this
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Old 07-21-2018, 08:32 AM
 
Location: New York City
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How do NYCHA residents even afford to smoke, with a pack being at $13...

Now if we can just ban the residents from leaching off the system and make employment mandatory...
A pack of Newports cost $8-9 in the hood.
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Old 07-21-2018, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Earth
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should have been a doctor


there's always going to be sick people
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