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Old 05-10-2008, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I bet people are still trying to figure out how there was a homeless person living in Lake View a couple hundred feet from Wrigley Field. There are plenty of homeless even in "good" areas.

I cant believe the verdict either.
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:29 AM
 
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They're a problem when they set fire to buildings to keep warm and end up killing four people, and instead of being found guilty but mentally ill which would better ensure that they are institutionalized so they don't hurt more people, they're found not guilty instead. I'm so glad we're such a compassionate society that we can't bring ourselves to institutionalize the mentally ill, figuring it's much better to let them wander around in their own filth, drooling on each other and setting fire to buildings.
Amen. It's a disgrace that there isn't more directed supervision of people with mental illness. Uptown is full of people with these problems, and the woman in the Lakeview incident was an Uptown Resident.
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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How was she an Uptown resident if she was sleeping in a stairwell in Lake View?
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Old 05-10-2008, 10:27 AM
 
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How was she an Uptown resident if she was sleeping in a stairwell in Lake View?
Good point! Her last known residence was a shelter in Uptown. I'm sure Helen Shiller thinks she's an Uptown Resident who should vote in Aldermanic elections, however!
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:28 AM
 
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While not outwardly huge as*hol*es like New Yorkers, Chicagoans will step on your windpipe and eat a baby to save fifteen seconds in commute time all with a neighborly wave and grin.


- from here : Chicago - Encyclopedia Dramatica
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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If God didn't want us to eat babies, why'd he make them taste so good ...

(And that's a joke...)
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:31 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Default Been thinking about going back to chicago soon m'self

As long as people are open and willing to make conversation where you would normally find it (and even in some places where you might not), I think that would be quite refreshing. In NYC people will often go far and out of their way to avoid other people no matter what and the "If I don't know you, I don't want to know you" attitude all over the place really stinks.

If I can just share a laugh with a complete stranger because some schmoe faceplants off a skateboard in front of us, that's a great start.
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:51 AM
 
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No. This city is exactly like New York. The only civil people are midwest transplants.

99% of the people who would stop and talk to a stranger on the street will eventually ask for or demand money, so most everyone will just ignore you.
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:59 AM
 
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The only civil people are midwest transplants.
Midwest transplants? What region, praytell, is Chicago in?
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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If I can just share a laugh with a complete stranger because some schmoe faceplants off a skateboard in front of us, that's a great start.
I'll be laughing right along with you I promise... then again I am one of those "midwest transplants" whatever that means.
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