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Old 07-15-2019, 09:42 AM
 
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We could swap stories handed down to us some time.

Still, I think you go to far when you say the The Dust Bowl absolutely was caused by capitalism:
Define "farmers". Was the over farming done by the little guy tending his own farm as he had done for years, even generations? Or was it done by investors who came in and purchased millions of acres when wheat prices were high, plowing up land which had never before been plowed and destroying intricate root systems. When wheat prices dropped, they were done farming and those millions of acres sat unplanted with their native grasses (and roots) gone. And then drought came and literally tons of top soil turned to dust and was picked up by the wind.

Which sort of "farmers" did the over farming which caused the Dust Bowl?
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Old 07-20-2019, 12:01 PM
 
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You can't live in a car in a public space, where are they living? Where are they going to the bathroom?
Actually, there are a lot of options. Wallmarts on highways have cut a deal with the Gov't to allow people to stay over night (so they won't drive tired) and you can park on streets or other areas people aren't watching.

As for the bathroom, you can go to Planet fitness for $10 per month and use the facilities.. but a lot of these videos have people telling you how to go in the car? Though that would not be my first choice.

There are tons of videos on you tube. Really a lot of people are doing this.
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Old 07-20-2019, 12:12 PM
 
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Actually, there are a lot of options. Wallmarts on highways have cut a deal with the Gov't to allow people to stay over night (so they won't drive tired) and you can park on streets or other areas people aren't watching.

As for the bathroom, you can go to Planet fitness for $10 per month and use the facilities.. but a lot of these videos have people telling you how to go in the car? Though that would not be my first choice.

There are tons of videos on you tube. Really a lot of people are doing this.
Per this article, not all Walmarts allow this itís up to individual stores. Even then you have to be out when the store opens and drive around or find another place to park all day. https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-...alem-homeless/
Apparently there of been incidents in the parking lot because people know people are sleeping there that donít have homes and are being victimized there. It sounds like a crappy way to live, I donít think most people would do this if they had a choice.
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Old Yesterday, 05:10 PM
 
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Well as I said, head on over to you tube because there sure are a lot of them they do it because they want to.
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Old Today, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Per this article, not all Walmarts allow this itís up to individual stores. Even then you have to be out when the store opens and drive around or find another place to park all day. https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-...alem-homeless/
Apparently there of been incidents in the parking lot because people know people are sleeping there that donít have homes and are being victimized there. It sounds like a crappy way to live, I donít think most people would do this if they had a choice.



Well, you said the magic words.... "if they had a choice."

Who do you suppose the "homeless" are? And for some of them, having a car to live in makes them lucky.
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