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Old 08-04-2018, 07:46 AM
 
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When you want more of something, subsidize it with government funding.
Want higher tuition? More government funding. Medical costs? yup. Infrastructure costs going up? Yup throw in more government funding.
Ironically if you help the homeless, you create more homeless.
Wow, I'm glad I read on before posting because I was about to say the exact same thing!
My wording would be 'Insurance ALWAYS INCREASES the incidence of that which it insures against'.

This is the unintended and unacknowledged consequence of all interventions that claim to reduce failure.
Whether it is 'life' insurance (actually death insurance, but it's harder to sell if called that), fire insurance, unemployment insurance or 'poverty insurance' (i.e. handouts, subsidies, etc.) you will get more of it.

The big question is always 'Is it worth it?'
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Old 08-04-2018, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, Austin, Texas
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Interesting that Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stone was living in an RV in a Los Angeles neighborhood, apparently by choice. Probably one of the benefits of being a celebrity is that many would have no problem with you being parked outside their house.

Exclusive: Sly Stone is NOT Homeless (Update) | Showbiz411
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Old 08-04-2018, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Sector 001
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If people are discrete about their sleeping in their vehicles they won't get caught. The best way to do that is to convert a station wagon or van, and not use either a car, where someone will see you in there, or a motorhome, where it's obvious people are sleeping in there. If you can make yourself invisible and use a single parking spot, it gives you a lot more freedom in choosing places to park.

It's the old adage about "what people don't know won't hurt them..."

On the other hand, pull a motorhome into a wal-mart parking lot and pull out some lawn chairs and a gas grill and sit around having a cookout while people are driving right by you, and of course people are going to get upset and ask you to leave.
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Old 08-04-2018, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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If people are discrete about their sleeping in their vehicles they won't get caught. The best way to do that is to convert a station wagon or van, and not use either a car, where someone will see you in there, or a motorhome, where it's obvious people are sleeping in there. If you can make yourself invisible and use a single parking spot, it gives you a lot more freedom in choosing places to park.

It's the old adage about "what people don't know won't hurt them..."

On the other hand, pull a motorhome into a wal-mart parking lot and pull out some lawn chairs and a gas grill and sit around having a cookout while people are driving right by you, and of course people are going to get upset and ask you to leave.


Yeah, I agree with your post. I live in my van and am very low-key and respectful when I park.....don't barbecue or have pitbulls running about. But I still get hassled on occasion.
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Old 08-04-2018, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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If they were homeless due to a tsunami, hurricane, or other natural disaster, the county would already be dotted with trailer villages and tent cities, courtesy of FEMA (unless in Puerto Rico, that is).
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Old 08-04-2018, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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These are the homeless that could be helped with lower housing costs. What can we do to help them?
"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."

This is a capitalistic society and Uncle Sam won't save you. As a black man, my demographic has the worst income and wealth in the country and yet some of us still think the government will change it. They won't and they can't.

You gotta' pick up your bootstraps and do it yourself.
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Old 08-04-2018, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."

This is a capitalistic society and Uncle Sam won't save you. As a black man, my demographic has the worst income and wealth in the country and yet some of us still think the government will change it. They won't and they can't.

You gotta' pick up your bootstraps and do it yourself.
More MONEY is the GOD...no one cares about people. California housing has gone out of sight, it always was tough and I've been here over 50 yrs, but now at 80, it's tragic what is happening. $$$$$$$$$
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Old 08-04-2018, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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More MONEY is the GOD...no one cares about people. California housing has gone out of sight, it always was tough and I've been here over 50 yrs, but now at 80, it's tragic what is happening. $$$$$$$$$
Yes, welcome to a 1st world country where everything is expensive. Mexico is that way if you prefer cheaper housing.
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Old 08-05-2018, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Boston
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why not buy a tent and live in it?
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Old 08-05-2018, 06:26 AM
 
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I would park in front of an address and paint that number on my vehicle ha ha ha
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