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SFChronicle ran an informative piece on the homeless crisis in CA:

By BayArea follow BayArea   2019 Jul 28, 12:53pm 365 views   8 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://projects.sfchronicle.com/sf-homeless/homeless-questions/

Answers many questions, covers statistics, and corrects common misconceptions. Worth a read:

1   Ceffer   ignore (3)   2019 Jul 28, 1:43pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Paywall waste of click bait.
2   BayArea   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 28, 1:44pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ceffer says
Paywall waste of click bait.


Really? Works for me.
3   Ceffer   ignore (3)   2019 Jul 28, 2:26pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

BayArea says
Really? Works for me.


Maybe post a 'reprint' for the under privileged?
4   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (5)   2019 Jul 28, 2:36pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

BayArea says
https://projects.sfchronicle.com/sf-homeless/homeless-questions/

Answers many questions, covers statistics, and corrects common misconceptions. Worth a read:



How helpful can it be when I’m the first few questions the author offers up opinion as set in stone fact, and worse only addresses part of the issues, while incredibly ignoring other very relevant facts that might change the answer.
5   Ceffer   ignore (3)   2019 Jul 28, 2:48pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CovfefeButDeadly says
How helpful can it be when I’m the first few questions the author offers up opinion as set in stone fact, and worse only addresses part of the issues, while incredibly ignoring other very relevant facts that might change the answer.


I see you have not been processed through "LibbyFuck Agitprop and Gaslighting Re-Education Camp".
6   HEYYOU   ignore (34)   2019 Jul 28, 5:25pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I wish people wouldn't write such evident lies.

MAGA America!
Everyone is employed.
No one is homeless.
Everyone has better & cheaper health insurance.
Open your eyes! America is Great!
7   P N Dr Lo R   ignore (0)   2019 Jul 28, 9:04pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

"they like the weather and the liberal environment. But virtually every major city in America also claims to be a magnet for homeless people."

Probably not a large contingent in Milwaukee or Bismarck.
8   Ceffer   ignore (3)   2019 Jul 28, 11:45pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

People think that because the homeless are pests and leeches, that they are not economically important. They are VERY important to the economic health of drug dealers, and in LibbyFuck Central, to the government growth industry known as social services. Eventually, the drug dealers, the branches of government, and the social services will wind up on the same economic self serving page, either through bribery, infiltration, or a mutual admiration society based on publicly stated ‘altruism’.

Many of the social services are staffed by ‘recovering addicts’. Social Services are also an ideal distribution channel for the dealers. One may question the wisdom of this policy, since ‘true’ recovery tends to range from 1 to 2 percent of the addict/alcohol population and is largely an issue of self declaration i.e. “I have been saved from the scourge of addiction and have been sober and re-born XXX amount of time!” It’s like releasing Fatty Arbuckle into the candy shop and expecting he won’t sample. As admirable as 'Recovery' may be in the minuscule percentage of successful, it is scarcely a rock onto which to build your government house.

It’s become tediously repetitive in Santa Cruz. Got out of prison and down on your luck? The local branch of Cartel del Banco de la Ciudad Santuario will be happy to grant you a grubstake of scales, a weapon, needles, torches, and a meth/heroin/cocaine starter kit for you to sell. All you have to do is steal a car with plates and tags, start driving around, and you are in profitable business and rolling in cash with your new franchise. Even if YOU get caught, there are always fresh cons and probation meat for Del Banco to set up again. The homeless will simply turn to various means of petty crime in the community to support their habits, well away at arm’s length. Del Banco can even set up successful entrepreneurs with cash paid foreclosures that can be fixed up nicely with cartel dollars, and serve as dandy repositories for drugs and weapons inventories as well as great places to park muscle cars and blacked out Taliban SUVs.

And, of course, every good drug lord knows the importance of infiltrating the local police and politicians with bribes. So, while they are screaming “compassion, compassion”, a lot of back pockets are being stuffed with cash. This seems to be the current transition state in Santa Cruz, on it’s way to shit-hole-dom.

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