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1 in 4 is under 25; even senior Homelessness soaring; 200% increase in Homeless last year!*

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posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 06:53 PM
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What will this year's population increase be like. Double again? Or, quadruple?? When will it reach a point, that officials just start euthanizing them in heaps like unwanted dogs/cats at the local city pound?!?



Does anyone else on here notice there just seems be a whole lot more homeless around, beggin in stores, etc than ever?!

It's getting really annoying. Most every story I visit here in Long Beach, CA as well as up in Los Angeles, CA is just stormed with homeless ppl haggling the customers (me included) at their time to pay. Likewise in the streets just walking from one point of biz to another.

They all have their sad stories, and worst yet, they are so greedy! A quarter used to be alot to give a 'bum'. Nowadays $1 should be plenty but they want a drink, no not water a juice, but a bottle of beer or shot bottle of tequila etc. Likewise, 'distressed mothers' want $5 to buy their kids a Pizza (yuck). I cannot stress enuf how its getting really annoying and these homeless seem more aggressive and store owners are NOT kicking them out because usuually they're behind a fiberglass wall anyways so what do they care.

Is there any large area/community left in USA that is homeless-free?

I do feel sad that the age of homeless is dropping and the population is soaring, in plain view. Right now on Cherry Ave between Anaheim St and 17th Ave just drove by an elder homeless stooped with back to the wall, obviously defecating while people walk by.

What has America come too? This is not even the most inner of inner cities but I highly doubt this sort of daily disgusting activity is limited to LA country.

I usually ask the homeless their name and tell them I will get them help by the end of the day, and give outreach programs/shelters a call and give them a heart to heart talk for a few mins on why they should come out and pick this or that guy/gal out, with the name/address/description of the individual in need. I usually indicate I will make a $50 donation when you call me back to inform me that person in my neighborhood than has been taken off the street. It rarely happens but I keep trying where I can, have the #s in my phone.

It makes me wonder where my state, county & city tax is going each year, since obviously not into public services. Thus I dont see any reason to pay state tax anymore; sales tax is already too much to be feeding into a useless system as it is.



An article from just couple weeks ago suggests 1 reason why homeless population is exploding:

www.zerohedge.com...

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North Dakota saw a 200% jump in homelessness last year, the biggest increase of any state


So, thats just ND, right? well, other states arent too far off in the huge doubling of the homeless population in just a year:

www.nydailynews.com...

^ homeless population in NYC subways has increased a whooping 90%

Many other states likely face similar rates of homelessness increase -and keep in mind these are increases in just one year to the next!

england.shelter.org.uk...
^ England shelter sees 80% increase in demand for homelessness support

Will I or you be out on the streets homeless one day, too?




posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 07:07 PM
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but if you like your doctor.....you can keep your doctor!!!!

we still have THAT at least!!!!

Go Merika!!!!!!!!!
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edit: dude...you are in Long Beach.....if I was homeless.....I would want to be in a nice warm climate....next to the beach...beautiful women.....come on!!!

you don't want to be homeless in Fargo
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posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 07:24 PM
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gardener

Will I or you be out on the streets homeless one day, too?


With such arrogance and distain, I certainly hope so.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 07:30 PM
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why o who did they ban tramp fighting that was fun but it went the same way as dwarf throwing .

more empty homes in America than homeless thank you mr banker



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 07:33 PM
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Those idiot good for nothings. Take responsability you fools!

No seriously though..

Theres 20 million empty homes in America and as the baby boomers die out theres going to be tens of millions more.

What do we do? raise housing cost and build more houses.

Were truly stupid.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 07:44 PM
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This is just so much drivel, besides nearly every person in that video looking happy and healthy, there might as well be a "brought to you by the public housing authority" disclaimer since it makes no appeal to viewers to help homeless people.

Perhaps you could take in a homeless person, I've done it before. Not just anyone but, someone you know who needs a hand. That is how we survive, not by shaming the easily manipulated into awarding more resources to bureaucrats and feeling smug that you have done "homeless people" a favor.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 08:38 PM
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gardener
Is there any large area/community left in USA that is homeless-free?


Try Alaska.
Not many homeless in Valdez.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 08:43 PM
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Low-income housing is FULL, low-income senior housing is FULL. The large population of Baby boomers are just now starting the age of entering retirement. Many or most not even close to being financially prepared. It's scary to think of what is coming for all these people.

In relation to the video, all the trash is a big problem for the homeless not being allowed to camp. They need a place to put it, a way for it to be hauled off.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 08:48 PM
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It's essentially because "we" - as a whole - don't care, at least not enough to put any real effort into solving the problem. Human beings are indifferent, in general, toward the suffering of other human beings unless a) the sufferer is a close friend or relative, or b) the sufferer's suffering is somehow costing us money.

Figure out how to make a healthy profit off of helping the homeless and the problem will quickly dwindle. Otherwise, it's just going to continue.


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posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 10:13 PM
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The homeless are not the problem, they are the symptom..

Capitalism is the cause.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 10:27 PM
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Qumulys
The homeless are not the problem, they are the symptom..

Capitalism is the cause.


What capitalism?



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 10:29 PM
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Can we stop using the word capitalism and change the lexicon to free market?

^^

No capitalism corporate fascism and governmental control.
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posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 11:01 PM
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I usually ask the homeless their name and tell them I will get them help by the end of the day, and give outreach programs/shelters a call and give them a heart to heart talk for a few mins on why they should come out and pick this or that guy/gal out, with the name/address/description of the individual in need. I usually indicate I will make a $50 donation when you call me back to inform me that person in my neighborhood than has been taken off the street. It rarely happens but I keep trying where I can, have the #s in my phone.


Wow you must be loaded. If it's such a problem and you stop all the time to get the persons name, then call a shelter so they'll come pick the person up (never heard of that, but whatever) AND you donate $50 every time you must be rolling in dough! Congrats!

Why not instead of doing all that have some leaflets or cards printed out with the information on these various shelters to hand out? Wouldn't cost much and would be safer. Also what's to guarantee that by the time the people get there the person is still there?

I'm amazed that local businesses are letting homeless people panhandle inside the store. I can't imagine that, but I guess I've never seen bullet proof glass anywhere but a payday loan store. Still having a hard time believing businesses wouldn't hire security to bounce these people or call the cops. Having homeless people in the store is going to cost the company more than hiring security.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 11:35 PM
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I know Gardener. You could mulch up the useless greedy homeless people and use them as fertalizer. Be good I am sure.

Better yet, this thread would put dynamic lifter to shame.

But only if you are growing sour grapes...

Where I live we have a bunch of 'fake' homeless feeding off the generosity of decent folk. They're easy to spot... the real homeless appreciate help.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 11:44 PM
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Many people are only one paycheck away from the streets.Without family support one could go from employed to unemployed to living on the street quite quickly.From there,there maybe no coming back from.
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posted on Mar, 11 2014 @ 03:31 AM
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Actually it is the progressive establishment that is the problem.

With the highest cooperate taxes in the world no one is willing to start a business let alone hire a few people.

Obama care only compounds the problem.
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posted on Mar, 11 2014 @ 06:14 AM
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The best way to control homelessness is to redevelop the downtown area and give it special zoning restrictions. All businesses can sign waivers of privacy that allows beat Cops to arrest anyone not on the sidewalk outside of business hours. It's highly effective. Also, those who choose to break the law anyway are sent to the DUI facility(here it's called the Metro Motel) and given a mop and a bucket.

Again, it's highly effective-they can't wait to put their show on in another town.



posted on Mar, 11 2014 @ 06:37 AM
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Anyone who is Homeless should just up sticks and move to their leaders front door...i'm sure a few hundred thousand parked a couple of hundred yards from the White House/Number 10 downing Street etc would attract some attention to their plight..
Time to Shame them all.



posted on Mar, 11 2014 @ 06:54 AM
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Diisenchanted
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Actually it is the progressive establishment that is the problem.

With the highest cooperate taxes in the world no one is willing to start a business let alone hire a few people.

Obama care only compounds the problem.
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Yeah right blame it on the progressives. Obama has cut taxes for small businesses several times now so the taxes are too high is just BS. And you can try blaming the people that is really responsible for the high insurance rates and that is the insurance companies. You watch FOX too much.



posted on Mar, 11 2014 @ 06:54 AM
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That's not controlling homelessness, that is just pushing it out of sight. Those people are still homeless, you just don't see them anymore. I guess people like you and the OP can't be inconvenienced by the sight of people down on their luck thanks to our crappy economy.



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