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Gesirisi 40 points ago +41 / -1

Conductive to helping these homeless get a bag of crack rock

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inspir3dgenius 29 points ago +29 / -0

I think that's conducive but your comment is sharp to a t.

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rocker94 6 points ago +6 / -0

This was clever. well done

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trumpORbust 7 points ago +7 / -0

Free pipe

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unspecified_user 21 points ago +21 / -0

Sorry pikachu, no refunds. Unforseen construction delays and repeated vandalism forced the project into dissolution.

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ChelseaHubbell 2 points ago +3 / -1

texas is so based lol cucks

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TXdeplorable 10 points ago +10 / -0

Austin is the most unbased city in TX. They aspire to be exactly like California.

Dallas and Houston are shitholes too. All major metropolitan areas are.

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TrumpingTheStorm 4 points ago +4 / -0

Don’t forget San Antonio it’s a shit hole with good breakfast tacos

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RedditStillSucks 117 points ago +118 / -1

Homelessness is a symptom of a drug problem. It is not the problem itself.

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NvJohansson 92 points ago +92 / -0

Or mental illness etc.

Normal people who are homeless long-term because they are down on their luck* and had bad breaks is an extremely low percentage; it's a false argument.

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Nyranger16 53 points ago +54 / -1

Most of their mental illnesses are caused by abusing drugs. And those that were already mentally ill make their insanity significantly worse with drugs

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Hung_Chad 25 points ago +27 / -2

No one knows the cause and full reality of mental illness because humanity has not completely figured out how the brain works. However, there is evidence to suggest that some substance abuse is an attempt at self-medicating mental illness. People often drink and do drugs to combat depression and anxiety. It's a bad solution but they're not trying to make things worse, they're just looking for a quick fix in the moment.

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_Sully_ 15 points ago +15 / -0

It's mostly heroin and speed. Both of those have a knack of convincing the user that, one, they are pretty great and have figured out some deep secret about life and, two, gives them a deep sense of satisfaction that clouds their ability to effectively assess their current misfortune. It becomes a dark cycle because once they start to snap out of it they freak out and only have one cope to alleviate the feeling of impending doom. And once they are high and feeling up to doing something about their life they lose all sense of place in society. The world doesn't understand them and they don't get that they have a deep understanding beyond normal human understanding. The rest of the world is just a bunch of pukes that deserve what's coming to them. Which invariably includes stealing from people. To top it off they need to keep their high status going and the price to maintain that becomes very high and the most essential motivation for all things.

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Hung_Chad 3 points ago +3 / -0

I agree with most of that but...

It's mostly heroin and speed.

I come from a suburban area just outside Philly that has seen massive spikes in drug abuse over the last few decades. They are 'popular' but it's not just heroin and speed. Anything that gets the dopamine firing, distracts from reality or numbs the pain can and will be used as a coping mechanism. Painkillers, meth, you name it. Some people smoke weed just to deal with anxiety and depression, and then form a psychological dependency.

convincing the user that...they are pretty great and have figured out some deep secret about life and, two, gives them a deep sense of satisfaction that clouds their ability to effectively assess their current misfortune.

I've known former addicts and drug councilors and while I've heard it does cloud judgement, I don't believe there's a universal false-epiphany that every drug user comes to believe that they've unlocked the meaning of life. Not everyone is deep enough to be seeking that to begin with. It typically starts with a casual social or party atmosphere and, once hooked, devolves until they end up in an abandoned house or sleeping against a sidewalk trashcan in Kensington.

Most seem to become aware that it's bad for them early on but the chemical addiction can become too powerful, especially if the reality waiting for them in sobriety is miserable. I've always avoided hard drugs because I saw how easily I became addicted to nicotine as a young man. Not everyone learns their neurological predisposition to addiction before it's too late.

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Bazzellle 3 points ago +3 / -0

I use to live in suburbs and issue was meth and meth labs but no homeless.

Now live rural. Issue is meth and homeless meth heads plus medication theft from mailboxes. When I first came back meth heads where setting up camps in back acreage. Took me a year to reclaim that land for livestock.

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_Sully_ 1 point ago +1 / -0

Think of it more like not finding the meaning of life or reaching some state of nirvana but rather a false sense of satisfaction and a feeling that they understand what the world really is. I used the world "pukes" because it harkens to what I've heard from military people having to come back to civilian life. The transition for them can be difficult because they've seen some serious shit and it frustrates them that the world seems to be filled with lost sheep coddled by the system that they are at the ugly business end of maintaining. I'm not saying military are like addicts but rather there is this weird similar mental state of mind. All the addicts I have known seem to compare themselves to a guy like me and feel a sense of superiority because they think I'm a god damn puke that doesn't understand how tough life can be. Sorry it's really hard to describe. Hope this sorta clears it up.

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Hung_Chad 3 points ago +3 / -0

I grew up in a military family and lived on U.S. bases during the 80s and 90s. I hear what you're saying but vets and addicts are not mutually exclusive. They sometimes end up addicted because they've seen some shit. That goes way back.

Morphine was handed out for pain management during WWII. Some of the Vietnam guys were doing all kinds of drugs in the jungle just to get through a day and then came back and became junkies. I know friends that got injured real bad from combat and IEDs in Iraq and Afghanistan and ended up getting addicted to pain pills when they got back, which can be a gateway to everything else once you're hooked.

Vets tend to be more self-disciplined than civilians. But they're still mortal and can still fall in that trap.

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stratocaster_patriot 3 points ago +3 / -0

To be fair, if they seek help all they are going to get is a different drug from the pharmaceutical companies. They replace drug dependence with drug dependence. The one I always liked was, "well you are self medicating." "No shit Sherlock, I'm paying you for this?" The distinction is "self". They think somebody should medicate you but we can't have you making that decision because you're messed in the head and no doctor or therapist ever is. How about we just figure out what's wrong and address that instead? Nope. They've never had an interest in that and can't speak to it in the least. Step 1, get you on a medication keep coming and talking to them about nothing and track the progress for them so they can prove they did you a service. Rothschild did the service.

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Hung_Chad 2 points ago +2 / -0

You're not wrong about the evils of big pharma but at least a doctor is a second set of eyes than your own who will be in a better position to make judgements that aren't clouded by how badly you need a fix. They can adjust dosage, help you ween off the replacement drug and aren't in the one track mindset of a junkie, even if they are getting pharma kickbacks.

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stratocaster_patriot 2 points ago +2 / -0

I agree truthfully. I guess I mean in general but there are some people with massive issues who need the help. I'm sour because I never needed a dose of anything. I wanted a few weeks of CBT and just got endless bullshit and pressure to take drugs. The few times I've gone in life the first things is always that I need drugs and I get the sales pitch about how they are so much better now. Probably ought too to distinguish between a doctor and the therapists out there.

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Hung_Chad 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm familiar. As I understand it CBT has a good track record. Its a very practical approach of learning more self-discipline in your thinking patterns that help you control thoughts and moods. But it takes work to teach and learn it when it's easier for them to just toss pills at a problem. There are doctors out there these days who will respect your wishes not to use meds as a crutch. You just have to look around.

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Nyranger16 1 point ago +1 / -0

Considering mental illness and drug abuse have been dramatically increasing in relatively recent times, I think we know

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Hung_Chad 1 point ago +1 / -0

If drugs were the cause of mental illness then only people who do drugs would get mental illness and that's not the case.

It's real easy to try to write it off as a moral failing but it's not. I've known some really decent people that developed severe adult onset mental illness who went to church every Sunday, never got into legal trouble and never even drank a beer. It ran in their family and they were just unlucky.

You can observe the comorbidity of the two and say that it clearly complicates it but until science fully understands how the brain works, we have no way to validate any current theories on the cause of mental illness using objective diagnostics the same way we can measure and observe heart activity with high confidence. They don't even know how the treatment drugs work usually. If the entire behavioral health industry is just educated guessing, then you and I aren't going to crack that case.

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Nyranger16 1 point ago +1 / -0

I pretty much agree with what you're saying. Just to clarify, I did say most mental illness and not all.

The brain is very complicated and there's obviously mu h we don't know. I'll simply say that pretty much all of us can live a life without mental illness through clean and healthy living. Eating healthy, exercising, avoiding drugs (legal and otherwise), having families, spending time with friends, worshipping God, working, playing, and properly processing stress goes a very long way.

Doing all of these things isn't a guarantee that you won't be bipolar or that you won't get struck by a car or die because you were born with a congenital heart defect. But they definitely help and they should keep the majority of us from developing depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria, etc.

Instead we live in a society that glorifies pleasures where most people suffer from at least one form of mental illness. There's no way our hunter gatherer ancestors were as disordered as modern man. There's a lot we can learn from scientists, but I think there's a lot we can learn from our primitive ancestors too

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SeriousTroll 5 points ago +6 / -1

Even social media can be considered a drug, since it's designed to hook you, manipulate you, and make your brain release dopamine with every interaction.

While narcotic abuse is a serious issue all over the world, the worst junkies don't interact with mainstream society.

I'd argue that most of the mental illness plaguing society today is due to social media and the propaganda and cultish ideology of the left that is divorcing their minds from reality.

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stratocaster_patriot 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah I think often it's the socially acceptable abuses that are the problem. A junkie gets high and passes out day after day. The asshole boss who drinks too much and makes everyone's life hell and drives drunk and has power in the community is far worse. The guy making decision that has impact on others before he's had his morning coffee is bad enough. And you are correct, social media is a gambling addiction on steroids and that's compounded by the social acceptability. It enables every depraved thing you can think of. In fact there was a day where sick freaks in trench coats had to hide in the shadows and now they are the only people allowed to broadcast on social media.

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Nyranger16 1 point ago +1 / -0

I agree with a lot of what you said. Your mouth would drop if you saw the vast amount of people that abuse prescriptions though. It's a number that almost coincides with the amount of democrats in our country

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based_trekkie 1 point ago +1 / -0

^ Indeed the drugs make mental illness worse or are a causal factor.

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IvIA6A 19 points ago +19 / -0

Yep. The down on their luck people don't stay homeless typically. They're motivated to do better and get out of squalor. The drug addicted people are only motivated on getting high again.

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Pissed_American 8 points ago +8 / -0

90% of the ones in L.A. are on fentanyl. The others dont like it and use meth instead.

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TheBasedFriscoMan 6 points ago +6 / -0

Sneaky people would just lace all the drugs with a deadly amount of fentanyl so all the homeless would die, a la George Floyd sans cops.

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BillGateCanSuckIt 5 points ago +5 / -0

They call it the fentanyl crawl, when you see the homeless bent over while walking.

And yeah, I don't think the people are being sneaky, fentanyl is pretty much added to everything and is taking out homeless and non homeless.

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stratocaster_patriot 1 point ago +1 / -0

Must not be tons of fentanyl in my neighborhood right now. All I am seeing is uninhibited dancing since the end of April. I'm always like damn those are some sweet moves! I just sit and watch. I think it's near the end of school maybe? Younger folks new to it who have not destroyed their bodies yet. I've seen some crawling over the years now that you mention it so I'll keep a look out for that and steer clear. A speck on their clothes can be deadly.

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Pissed_American 3 points ago +3 / -0

their tolerances are too high.

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stratocaster_patriot 1 point ago +1 / -0

Must increase funding to stop the death. Launder it. Fix two "problems" at once. Then let the homeless build back up. Rinse repeat.

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stratocaster_patriot 2 points ago +2 / -0

I've met some guys around Seattle who left LA because of all that. They just want to be in these smaller colder cities and drink their beer. Anytime I ask a guy (not all the often) he looks at me like I'm crazy for not understanding why he left the streets of LA.

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Pissed_American 1 point ago +1 / -0

You mean they were living in the street? Like are they addicts too? Or do you mean regular people

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stratocaster_patriot 2 points ago +2 / -0

I mean homeless that just stick to alcohol.

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Pissed_American 4 points ago +4 / -0

Like the bums I remember from my childhood. Those were the good old days

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Bax101 9 points ago +9 / -0

Last I heard the mentality ill weren't the type to strip copper pipes. Those are meth heads.

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based_trekkie 3 points ago +3 / -0

Meth heads also steal cat converters and other shit...

I think if people are caught stealing shit while ON meth, they should be triple drug tested for meth and if all three tests are positive... taken out back and blown away.

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Dave___Smith 9 points ago +9 / -0

99% of normal, non-drug addicted, down on their luck individuals will have somebody who loves them enough to let them crash on their couch for a few months. You’re right, it is a false argument.

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based_trekkie 2 points ago +2 / -0

BINGO!

Most all people are out on the streets because they have blown their "friends and family" capital by either being an angry stupid fuck or a drug addict, or sex crazed maniac fuck.

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TommyJarvis 7 points ago +8 / -1

Long term drug addiction CAUSES mental illness. Don’t be fooled by the victim narratives

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MasklessMarvel 4 points ago +5 / -1

addiction is an illness

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TommyJarvis 6 points ago +6 / -0

Its also cause and effect. You start with something light and you progress to this point.

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stratocaster_patriot 3 points ago +3 / -0

And illness you give yourself and strengthen over time and you know damned well you're doing that to yourself the entire time. They've classified it as an illness because they wanted to, not because it's like a real disease. Doctors are very often quacks these days and they don't use science to formulate their "opinions" very often.

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MasklessMarvel 0 points ago +0 / -0

it is a real disease and it has a genetic component- there's your science

people like you who prevent addicts from getting treatment is why it is rampant

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stratocaster_patriot 0 points ago +1 / -1

I'm an addict you fuck wad. The reason I can't dunk a basketball has a genetic component so it's a disease, there's your science. And I did admitted it was an illness if you could read.

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MasklessMarvel 1 point ago +1 / -0

come back when you are sober

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NvJohansson 2 points ago +2 / -0

The actual mentally ill do exist on the streets, some fucked-up people were abandoned and left on their own when it's obvious they couldn't handle it, but again they are an extremely low number. The vast majority did in fact end up losing everything because of drug addiction.

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TommyJarvis 1 point ago +1 / -0

That’s like saying “abortion is for victims of rape!” When in reality that accounts for a tiny sliver of abortions.

Let’s not let victimhood qualifiers deep into our discussions, that’s what the left wants. They want us to view the so called “homeless” as 100% victim class, so they can exploit them for power.

Don’t do it. We both know that without addiction, homelessness would be almost unheard of.

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NvJohansson 1 point ago +1 / -0

My original post made that clear. Yes, some pregnancies are out of rape or incest, but they're less than .02% of all abortion demands. Again, a false argument.

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CAPTAIN_TENDY_PLATE2 25 points ago +25 / -0

I've said it before, the left loves an underdog -but there's nothing inherently virtuous about an underdog.

In most cases, in real life the underdog is an underdog for a reason: they're drug addicts, criminals, etc. Who have put themselves in the positions they're in.

The savior complex of the left, however, loves to pretend like these people are just doen on their luck and wouldn't be in that position were it not for some institutionalized injustice.

I have news for them: you could snap your fingers and solve EVERY injustice known to humanity, literally all of them, in some sort of utopian paradise, and we would STILL have people who choose to steal, rape, and murder.

Because we're human beings. And there will always be evil people. Some of them will do it if fr no other reason than because they can.

And for this reason alone there will always be drug addicts, homeless, destitute, etc.

You can even build them a fucking mansion and give it to them, and it still wouldn't solve the problem -as shown here in the article. They'll just strip the walls for copper. Or they'll vandalize it because they can. Or they'll burn it down in a meth bender.

Degenerate scum will always be degenerate scum.

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Soundwave 15 points ago +15 / -0

The left creates underdogs and then exploits them to stay in power.

There are three types of leftists, as I’ve said many time before:

  1. Those that create the lie (The great reset people)

  2. Those that believe the lie (your well intentioned neighbor who cares about black lives mattering, homeless people, and reproductive “rights”

  3. Those that know it’s a lie but use it as a grift (Think Bernie Sanders and his three mansions)

What you said is true, but I think it’s important to acknowledge that the left wants the very things that they pretend to be fighting. The war on homeless? The more homeless the better. You will have nothing and be happy. Women’s rights? They hate women and want to control them. They create the very problems they say they want to solve and then make them perpetual issues every election cycle.

So while I share your dim view of humanity, I think we need to remind ourselves that the left is always there, nudging people into drug use, homelessness, poverty, etc. They are so damn good at it that I constantly see people here falling for it, and you guys are smarter than most. People here are constantly getting sucked into these little games the left plays so they can divide us and make us hate each other.

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socrates2 6 points ago +6 / -0

I would add immigration to that. I think one of the biggest revenue generator for legal industry is immigration law.

It use to be Real estate, Business, Family/Trusts law. Now Immigration law has arisen to become one of those pillars.

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_Sully_ 5 points ago +5 / -0

One must also consider the non-profit/NGO grift that is full of normies that justify grift as charity. This is one of the most powerful grifts from the left. It's is a massive money laundering scheme of tax payer dollars. Of course these groups need a cause and the worst and more chaotic the problem becomes the easier it is for them to peel off money for themselves. Immigration is a huge benefit to these groups too. The worst ones are of course are the "Catholic" groups that get money for putting illegals up, feeding them, and transporting them. Another aspect that popped up last year were the bank cards they were handing out. They were giving these people thousands of dollars that they can spend using a bank card. The bank gets a shit ton of money from that as well as anyone involved with processing the cards. All of it is a scam.

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Soundwave 3 points ago +3 / -0

Meanwhile, the Bush family made certain that tort reform protected companies in Texas from “frivolous lawsuits.” My dad was abused in a nursing home facility and my family had no recourse because it’s nearly impossible to sue them. Which, of course, leads to facilities to abuse people in their care through negligence and worse. So it’s nice to know that the legal industry is able to make money in other ways/s

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stratocaster_patriot 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's sort of odd to hear people talking about how Boomers have set themselves up to be the only group with a nice cushy future. Whether that's true or not, they are all facing being in one of those facilities and that certainly is a bed they made for themselves. Nobody has a future to look forward to without massive wealth. Well except for the illegals and such that can simply save their money and retire back home someday surrounded by family.

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Mintap 5 points ago +5 / -0

"You will always have the poor with you."

Jesus

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MasklessMarvel 6 points ago +6 / -0

And, yay, they wilt strippeth thine wiring and stealith thine pipes

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Mintap 3 points ago +4 / -1

Why are you writing like Joseph Smith?

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stratocaster_patriot 3 points ago +3 / -0

Not quite. Let me help out here:

And yay verily they wilt strippeth thine wiring and every type of wiring therein shall be utterly stripped be if of copper, or of brass, or of gold, or of silver, or of any precious conducting thing thereof. And again I say unto you verily that they will strip pipes, and thy stove pipes, and thy tobacoo pipes, and they pluming pipes of copper, and of brass, or of gold, or of silver, or of lead, or of plastic, and indeed any manner of pipe will they strip thus sayeth...

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Mintap 1 point ago +1 / -0

I can feelith it in mine bosom like a flame.

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MasklessMarvel 1 point ago +2 / -1

i just washed my magic underwear

(it's King James bible-speak actually)

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Mintap 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah, that Joseph Smith imitated.

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MasklessMarvel 3 points ago +3 / -0

Dem SOP:

Create a problem

Say you will solve the problem

Don't solve the problem so you can keep using it

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peterstrzoked 3 points ago +3 / -0

GOP does the same thing. It’s almost as if they are two wings of the same bird.

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Mangomangomango89 2 points ago +2 / -0

I would say America is relatively unique in the fact that anyone has the chance to succeed. There are other societies out there that keep people down and poor even if they are hard working. Or in China they harvest your organs and throw you in the dirt

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stratocaster_patriot 1 point ago +1 / -0

"societies"

Yes, doesn't even require government. Just a "community". My Filipina girlfriend's family back home have kept her as down as they they themselves are. All mom ever did was have more kids. They recently just destroyed her financially at age 50 and she's gone back to work at minimum wage now that she's home to keep feeding them money because she doesn't want her mom to die. It's makes me so mad at how much pain and suffering she's had in her life from her family, peasant society, and other brown people in this country. The only person to help her in 50 years and worry about her has been me, a white "devil" in America. The people who want diversity need to f off to one of those countries and stay there.

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TommyJarvis 1 point ago +1 / -0

“The left loves an underdog”

No, they CLAIM they love the underdog, but they are just using them to gain power.

In reality they want that underdog dead as much as they want you dead.

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Miztivin 8 points ago +8 / -0

This.

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Elencher 5 points ago +5 / -0

1/3rd mentally ill, 1/3rd drug and alcohol addled, and 1/3rd actively choose to be homeless rather than deal with the indignity of having to show up to a job on somebody else schedule. The number of homeless who are ended up that way due to no action of their own is miniscule.

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Pissed_American 5 points ago +5 / -0

I promise you alot more than 33% are on drugs

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LibtardJesus 5 points ago +5 / -0

Convincing stupid fucking idiot enablers of what you are saying is the real problem.

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ModernKnight 60 points ago +60 / -0

Unpopular opinion: when they built the projects they weren't bad places to live. It was the people they put in them which made the projects so bad. They weren't high-end places by any stretch, but when you put in shit tenants the tenants turn the property to shit. They vandalize, they bring in crime, they rob from each other and the surrounding areas, they bring all their problems with them. This newest attempt to house these people is just history repeating itself.

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EvJohn 33 points ago +35 / -2

You forgot the "banning fathers" part of the story.

That played a big role.

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CAPTAIN_TENDY_PLATE2 26 points ago +26 / -0

Which brings up the unfortunate truth, that there are segments of our society that are just bad.

What do you do with them?

Housing them hasn't worked. Giving them food and money hasn't worked. Hell even locking them up in prison hasn't worked.

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ModernKnight 24 points ago +24 / -0

From a government perspective, give them nothing- just let them fail on their own.

From an individual perspective, if you want to try to help them go ahead. There are some who eventually get tired and actually want to change, and on a person-to-person basis you can help those ones better themselves and become independent. But people need to understand that most will just try to take advantage of you and don't want to change.

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thisguy883 4 points ago +4 / -0

Churches used to have charities specifically for this. They would help homeless people by giving them a place to live under the condition that they attend mass and detoxify themselves. Once they became somewhat stable, they would get assistance with finding a job.

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Mangomangomango89 10 points ago +11 / -1

Sometimes people need to live in filth before they will turn to Christ

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PelosisFattyLiver 11 points ago +11 / -0

While I agree with the sentiment, this isn't a solution. Tribes in Africa have been "living in filth" for hundreds of years and they're still into FGM, sex with virgins to cure AIDS, child soldiers, and every other heinous thing under the sun. Sitting around letting these segments of the population turn more and more of our country to filth in hopes they'll realize the error of their ways is not a viable solution, uflnfortunately.

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Mangomangomango89 2 points ago +2 / -0

And some people have been transformed by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The road is narrow, not broad. But some will turn

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stratocaster_patriot 1 point ago +1 / -0

Your right in that it is not a solution for the greater population but there is no solution for them other than removal. But nobody is going to do that. The only solution, remove the government and keep your powder dry for self defense.

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Moebius 9 points ago +9 / -0

Sociopaths...being 'helped' by Government Sociopaths.

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Pepper2 6 points ago +6 / -0

Mental institutions

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endofsilence808 1 point ago +1 / -0

Lead or rope only thing that works

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VinnysMagicGrits 2 points ago +3 / -1

Hitler, Mao, and Stalin had a solution for that.....

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AmericanJawa -1 points ago +1 / -2

Genocide is not the answer.

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AmericanJawa 0 points ago +1 / -1

What's the point of winning if it requires becoming that which you're fighting?

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DrewpyGinsburg 2 points ago +2 / -0

Uhmmm, winning is?

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AmericanJawa 1 point ago +1 / -0

To what end? Just to say that you won?

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Elencher 12 points ago +12 / -0

House the 3rd world, become the 3rd world.

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MasklessMarvel 10 points ago +10 / -0

My father was a firefighter. there was a high rise housing project in his district

the buildings had trash chutes which would get clogged because the dindus threw all kinds of stuff in them.

once in awhile, they would catch fire (or were set on fire)

they fought the fires from the outside. They used hooks to pull the trash out and then doused it with water

even though they were outside in the fresh air, they has to wear their air packs because the stench was so bad

it was not because of the garbage, it was because of the rotten shit

there were no public restrooms so, if e.g., a dindu was on the fifth floor and did not want to bother going to his apartment on the tenth floor, he would just shit in a sack and toss it in the trash chute

they were the sanitary ones. people would also pee and shit in the elevators

one time they had a call in one of the apartments. it was smokey and it appeared one of the walls was moving

they found out it was not an illusion because of the smoke, it was because the wall was literally covered in roaches

of course there was also the usual crime, vandalism, drug dealing, murders and other activities

this was in Kansas City. I cannot imagine the horror show places like Cabrini Green and Techwood in Atlanta were

the government eventually got the message that the high rises were pest holes and tore them all down

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stratocaster_patriot 3 points ago +3 / -0

My city up north never saw anything like those places but in the 90's, black guys from L.A. started moving up here to WA state and dealing crack from Tacoma to Everett. It got pretty bad and then my city was like, nope, and just bulldozes blocks of housing flat. It's considered gentrification and racist these days but it stopped a crack epidemic. Little good it did though since eventually the pharmaceutical companies just got everyone hooked on heroin. Still that area of town is way less sketchy. I'd rather come across a white junkie than 4 black guys with red bandanas.

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Mintap 8 points ago +8 / -0

They clime in your windows. They snatch your people up. Hide your kids, hide your wives, and hide your husbands too, 'cause they're raping everyone.

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cjcivicx -1 points ago +0 / -1

chef's kiss

A true classic lol!

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Juanye 30 points ago +30 / -0

No one could have predicted this...

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Numbersgirl 8 points ago +8 / -0

😂

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MasklessMarvel 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ha!

Helen Keller saw it coming

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GastonG511 23 points ago +23 / -0

Hmm, reminds my of the hotels I worked when the Katrina "refugees" were house in them. Both ended but being demolished.

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stratocaster_patriot 8 points ago +8 / -0

Man I remember all the cities those "refugees" went to had their crime statistics rocket higher over night.

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GastonG511 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yup and the enclaves where many if them still live are still shitholes.

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zooty 6 points ago +6 / -0

Went around some of the government trailers that were used to house people temporarily after Katrina when they were auctioned off. All had been treated terribly.

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Nobeanchilicostsmore 15 points ago +15 / -0

Ray, stripping the copper out of yer trailer for liquor money is fucked

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schnozlord23 6 points ago +6 / -0

Based TPB enthusiast right here.

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BringTheCat789 11 points ago +11 / -0

When you have kids that say "if I was president, I'd make sure everyone has a home!" who grow up to be adults that say "why can't the government just provide housing for homeless, we clearly have the money?" you get this.

All the leftists don't understand that homeless people are 99% criminals, drug users, and mentally ill. The only way to correct them would be forced treatment, and that's obviously a no-no. If you provided a hotel like this, but with enough of a police presence to prevent this, it would look like a dystopian police state, and the left would complain about all the cops.

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dizzle_izzle 6 points ago +6 / -0

Right. Exactly. The thing that faggots on the left don't get about America is that, GENERALLY speaking, if you're a decent hard working person you can have a decent life.

If you're a homeless vagrant, you are usually that way by your own choosing.

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BringTheCat789 4 points ago +4 / -0

Exactly. The number of people who are hardworking and not totally fucked up who find themselves homeless are not homeless for long, or even really "living on the streets" because it turns out that homelessness isn't really a problem that normal people face in a first world country.

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MasklessMarvel 3 points ago +3 / -0

LA is building condos for the homeless on prime real estate

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Peashout 1 point ago +1 / -0

Enough cops to prevent that? There'd be more cops than homeless in the building that way.

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zooty 1 point ago +1 / -0

How much of a no-no is it when you have people being ordered to go to "sensitivity training" for bullshit reasons? If they're not committing a crime, that's one thing but if that was the case, there wouldn't be so much of an issue in the first place.

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BringTheCat789 2 points ago +2 / -0

I meant it's a "no-no" from the leftist's point of view.

My point is that there is no actual solution to homelessness if you try to stay true to all of the left's wishes. The left will always complain about it. No amount of money can fix the issue without doing something "unethical" in their view.

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DonFantaglia 11 points ago +11 / -0

They want them to feel at home.

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ckover9000 9 points ago +9 / -0

The reason Fox news even keeps pretending is proof that conservative NPCs exist and are being used as tools against us.

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MaxineWaters4Prez 6 points ago +6 / -0

"It is just beyond comprehension to me that the city of Austin would buy a homeless hotel, say they're retrofitting it, but yet do nothing with it and then allow homeless people to break into it and use it," Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said at a commissioners court hearing on Tuesday, according to Fox 7 Austin.

Do they even listen to themselves?

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IvankasBathWater 6 points ago +6 / -0

How dare they.

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Beardicus 6 points ago +6 / -0

Whenever I argue about homelessness, I always point out how many bridges have to be burned to get to that point. No job, no family, no friends, no church, and finally no government assistance? How is that possible?

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TommyJarvis 4 points ago +4 / -0

Drugs

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Beardicus 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yep. Sprinkle in a bit of mental illness and you have 99.999%.

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zooty 2 points ago +2 / -0

I sometimes come across people who seem to be so dim, I wonder how they manage to function day to day. I think this is the outcome for some of them.

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Beardicus 3 points ago +3 / -0

I used to work a guy, back during the housing crash, that thought he could just pay the interest on his home loan... he didn't talk to the bank first. He lost his house. One of the dumbest people you'd ever meet.

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cjcivicx 0 points ago +1 / -1

Hell, I see grown ass adults every day that can't figure out how to turn on a gas pump or use a credit card correctly at my family's gas station...

How they made it so far in life is a mystery that may never be solved.

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Steady3 5 points ago +5 / -0

They were homeless for a reason.

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TommyJarvis 3 points ago +3 / -0

Drugs

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BunnyPicnic 5 points ago +5 / -0

Of course it was.

I'm the winter of 2020, my town basically gave the homeless community a motel for one month. Didn't even take them a week before the place was destroyed. These people don't want help. They want freebies. If they wanted help, they'd take a job application. A handful of change might get him his next meal, but it doesnt change anything for him.

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Katarina_Reset 4 points ago +4 / -0

Hopefully some of them forgot to turn the breaker off and got the fuck knocked out of them

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dizzle_izzle 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm sure that happened.

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MasklessMarvel 1 point ago +1 / -0

😱⚡️

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skuts 4 points ago +4 / -0

LOL Stop trying to help these people. They don't want your fucking help.

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F33lingFr0ggy 4 points ago +4 / -0

So their problem is that homeless people moved in to the place they wanted homeless people to move in to.

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Justjayce 4 points ago +4 / -0

They just implemented security on this shitshow. It's a tear down. Fucking government morons.

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dizzle_izzle 1 point ago +1 / -0

Right?

"all of the appliances and copper has been torn from the building, as well as electronics, and all the doors are kicked in and most of the drywall has been cut open, but NOW we're going to implement 24 hour security to insure it doesn't get damaged....."

Da fuq?

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MyPCBecameSelfAware 3 points ago +3 / -0

They did this in my city as well. Now it's a dangerous shithole full of negro violence. I feel terrible for the businesses and residential areas surrounding it.

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Totalitarian 3 points ago +3 / -0

We're the government and we're here to give aid and fuck things up. And we're all out of aid.

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Standardwhiteboy 3 points ago +3 / -0

Like they care where they sleep at night.

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friarfox 3 points ago +3 / -0

Ya but they still get free crack pipe amiright?

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stratocaster_patriot 3 points ago +3 / -0

Waiting for the same thing to happen on First Hill in Seattle. They built tons of high rise subsidized housing in the last couple of years and it's all mostly empty. The amount of buildings going up in Seattle right now is staggering.

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IvIA6A 2 points ago +2 / -0

They need to open the asylums again.

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Moebius 2 points ago +2 / -0

It'll likely cost more than the procurement costs especially now with inflation and energy costs. Those type of renovations take years to complete. When a building is taken over like that they piss and shit everywhere requiring the entire building be gutted to ensure its clean. No environmental control in the building likely means mold growth everywhere including the HVAC ducts and there's no telling what was put down the pipes.

They'd have been better off if they'd burned it down...and I'm surprised they didn't.

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MasklessMarvel 4 points ago +4 / -0

so they are going to fix it up so all of that can happen again

https://patriots.win/p/15Hv71FzS1/x/c/4OYXWk6n3N1

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Moebius 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yup...that pretty much sums it up.

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BrianOfNazareth 2 points ago +2 / -0

I’m confused, how is it different from any other Candlewood?

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dtrap 2 points ago +2 / -0

Liberals at their lack of fiscal discipline finest. Never underestimate their ability to waste taxpayer funds, but never take responsibility for the waste. They just need more money! You don't need all those rights and freedoms!

Tax and govern me harder daddy!

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Pepbrandt 2 points ago +2 / -0

Should have bought a copper mine instead. They wouldn't have touched it with a ten foot pole.

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Hanging_Chad 2 points ago +2 / -0

How much was the US bought for to house illegals?

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DuesImperator 2 points ago +2 / -0

Who would have ever imagined that something like this would happen?!?

I, for one, am absolutely shocked!

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Ophelia 2 points ago +2 / -0

This is why they can’t have nice things.

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TommyJarvis 2 points ago +2 / -0

And notice what they did: they bought a hotel in the tiny bit of the city of Austin that is in WILLIAMSON county to attract the drug addicts up north and let it become a tweaker pad. Trying to draw away the addicts from downtown and make them other county’s problem!

Fucking commie bastards!

Hays county sheriffs should scour every inch of that bit of Austin that extends into Hays, I bet they’re doing the same thing!

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ShadowyMrBlank 2 points ago +2 / -0

The best part is that the wokists who did this will learn nothing.

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Soundwave 2 points ago +2 / -0

I live in Austin and we have the same retarded policies here. Other cities were actually paying the homeless to relocate - and they’re still doing it, as far as I know. And just like every other leftist city, they push these people out to the suburbs and put them into old hotels. The net result is higher crime, of course.

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MasksAreChildAbuse 2 points ago +2 / -0

I’m not against the idea of providing housing for homeless people....in a mental institution with constant supervision.

Make mental hospitals great again!

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Doochebag 2 points ago +4 / -2

The stupidest people on the planet are government bureaucrats.

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rupok2 2 points ago +2 / -0

Dont give 1 cent to homeless on the street. I used to be dumb and give it to them, most are drug addicts, or scammers. People have seen "homeless" people return to their bmws or back to their house at the end of the day. They target well off area highway roads and the more you give them to more come by to leave trash near your neighborhood sitting near the highway entrance or red lights. Right now there is literally jobs available everywhere and lot of churches helping near us. There is no reason they should be begging besidss the fact that it makes them bank everyday. I bought a house in a up and coming neighborhood in texas and these people started popping up when they figured out the area was well off. Give to a church or place of worship you trust instead, give your time to help real homeless people who come for food and other necessities not for money.

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RaginJake379 2 points ago +2 / -0

building back better-er

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GnuYow 2 points ago +2 / -0

You know what cities without homeless shelters don't have much of?

...

Homeless.

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zooty 1 point ago +1 / -0

Nah, we have a bunch of homeless here. Some dufuses were trying to get a homeless shelter going near the dowtown businesses but they got BTFOed on that.

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Bastard 2 points ago +2 / -0

So now a politician's buddy can buy it for pennies on the dollar or another buddy can re-furnish it with tax dollars.

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JimmyRussler 1 point ago +1 / -0

Womp womp learn to wire?

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Leucophylla12 1 point ago +1 / -0

Ray! ripping the plumbing from your house for liquor money IS fucked

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2016TrumpMAGA 1 point ago +1 / -0

And this surprises people why?

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TrumpPatriotFl 1 point ago +1 / -0

predictable..

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RocketSprocket 1 point ago +1 / -0

No one should be forced to live in those conditions. It's practically a copper desert.

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Easzq8 1 point ago +1 / -0

Oh deh noes!

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realDonaldDuck 1 point ago +1 / -0

There is a reason they’re homeless people.

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MasklessMarvel 1 point ago +1 / -0

because they don't have a home?

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925TheJOY 1 point ago +1 / -0

Sounds like soros

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TrumpingTheStorm 1 point ago +1 / -0

I haven’t laughed that hard in ages thank you OP