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Old 10-14-2019, 07:14 PM
 
Location: 0.83 Atmospheres
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I propose we sit around smoking cannabis or drinking local craft beer and discuss the apostrophe.
Can we also discuss the comma?
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:26 PM
 
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Can we also discuss the comma?
Yes, I believe that needs to be addressed as well. It is time to revamp the by-laws.
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:43 PM
 
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Can we also discuss the comma?
Okay, but please, no discussion of colons....just not going there.
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Old 10-14-2019, 09:08 PM
 
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Okay, but please, no discussion of colons....just not going there.
>sigh<

I suppose this means no talking about periods, either.
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Old 10-14-2019, 11:08 PM
 
Location: 0.83 Atmospheres
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This thread, it delivered.
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Old 10-18-2019, 10:59 PM
 
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I was SLC about 30 days ago. I saw drug addicted people wandering the streets, one woman in her underwear at a gas station but I saw no encampments. I was all over the city too, BYU, the big church and towards the mountains. There wasn't a lot of those people around it seemed. not like Seattle anyway. I think we could learn something from them.
Just returned from SLC and was surprised at the huge amount of homeless people. They were also very aggressive when asking for money.
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Old 10-19-2019, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Salt Lake and Boise have good handles on homelessness because the Mormon community tends to actually live out their ideals and provide permanent shelter for those who need it. It’s my understanding that Utah doesn’t have any chronically homeless people, and giving permanent shelter has saved money in decreased police and ambulance dispatches and ER visits alone. Most places can’t get over helping the “unworthy” enough to actually do anything beyond ineffective pilot programs.
Boise's (mis)treatment of homeless is literally the reason that west coast cities are in this mess.

https://www.latimes.com/california/s...-supreme-court
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Old 10-19-2019, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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Okay, but please, no discussion of colons....just not going there.
I am happy to talk about colons.
As someone who had colon cancer, let me say: get a colonoscopy early and often. (Note how I worked a colon into my sentence.)
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Boise's (mis)treatment of homeless is literally the reason that west coast cities are in this mess.

https://www.latimes.com/california/s...-supreme-court
This is more an issue of the Common Law form of government, where court precedent can effectively set laws in completely different jurisdictions that had no representation. It makes no sense that a handful of lawyers and judges can set laws for the entire 12th Circuit because of one city’s lawsuit. The whole Anglosphere does this, and it causes more problems than it solves.

The ordinance they’re trying to overturn actually makes sense. If there are more people than beds, then logic follows that there will be people on the streets. It makes no sense to criminalize the victims of a housing shortage, and it won’t do anything other than put the problem out of sight, out of mind for unobservant people.

According to that article, Boise’s homeless population (0.45% of Ada County’s population) is actually worse than LA’s (0.35% of LA County’s population), so it is laughably wrong to say Boise has a more manageable crisis on their hands.

Los Angeles, both city and county, will probably pay lawyers, administrators, cops, and first responders more to make their problem less visible than it would cost to actually build dorm asylums to get people on their feet.

All that said, this is a nationwide issue to solve on a national scale. People who are rootless and destitute come from everywhere and tend to gather in more prosperous places, and it won’t ever be solved on a local scale so long as there is freedom of movement.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:42 PM
 
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The ordinance they’re trying to overturn actually makes sense. If there are more people than beds, then logic follows that there will be people on the streets. It makes no sense to criminalize the victims of a housing shortage, and it won’t do anything other than put the problem out of sight, out of mind for unobservant people.
There are plenty of beds somewhere else. The homeless are congregating in certain cities because of access to services and drugs.
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