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Homeless in California , wheres the dream?

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posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 04:54 PM
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I came across this footage which seems to be what happens in a society with no adequate safety nets, when the economy goes sour. The council hasn't got the funds or the will to do anything. Since most of the country is one pay check away from being broke, any future economic downturn will increase this problem. Is the future a load of empty houses owned by investors, with people living in tents outside, because their are no jobs paying enough to afford the rent. We obviously have the wrong economic model, if most of the people will have to go camping. The problem is the longer this continues, the more severe the medicine. This is all over the "Modern Western world" Its a crazy situation and getting worse.




posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 05:00 PM
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The problem lies with the individual. Save your money, don't buy stupid s# you don't need, keep your nose clean, and you will never be homeless.



posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 05:04 PM
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a reply to: NthOther


Eighty per cent of the people are naturally stupid , that's the problem.



posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 05:06 PM
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The problem is these lazy good for nothings won't work in the trades.

Probably all have liberal arts degrees, they basically deserve it.



posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 05:07 PM
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originally posted by: anonentity
a reply to: NthOther


Eighty per cent of the people are naturally stupid , that's the problem.


They are made stupider.

If you believe that our educational system is meant to teach you how to think in the world, you've not learned much since graduating. Fact is, people are made stupid on purpose because its easier to manipulate them.

Blame Reagan.



posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 05:07 PM
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I recognize the homeless camp in the thumbnail. I drive past it a few times a week. It's sad.



posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 05:08 PM
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a reply to: anonentity

So we should be protecting people from their own stupidity?

Sounds like a losing proposition.



posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 05:10 PM
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a reply to: NthOther

seriously. we should put stupid people in slavery so we can work less

I'll let you decide who's stupid and who's not
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posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 05:22 PM
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What happens when you pour water into a cup that is already full to the brim? The water spills over. Now what happens when you keep adding immigrants to a housing market that has very low vacancy rates?

It's a supply and demand issue, not one of a lack of more government funding.

You can't let in more than a million immigrants a year and not have a constant, ongoing housing crisis. If you can understand the game of 'musical chairs,' you can understand why we have so many homeless. There are always more people looking for housing than there are houses.



posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 05:24 PM
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Same video but Berkley a week or two ago.



(post by SecretsoftheBlueApples removed for political trolling and baiting)

posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 05:39 PM
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When Americans lose their house here in California, we like to furnish that same home to the poor undocumented migrants free of charge, with all monthly bills paid free of charge, and we also like to give them a stipend to fill the cupboards for them. Shame on those people who just lost their houses. If they had only lost them years ago, we could have helped more poor needy Immigrants have a nice cozy home of their own



posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 05:42 PM
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a reply to: anonentity

Beats paying absurd rent.

D-d-d-drugs, they say are made in Kalifornia.



posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 05:43 PM
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Why are they living in California?

You don't see that problem to that magnitude in other states.

I won't tell you that there are no homeless people in Kansas City, but I will tell we do not have tent cities like that.

So why is California so blessed? What's the problem with California might be a better question? Why does it generate so many homeless people?



posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 05:46 PM
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Well, for one thing it is showing there isn't really a need for all of the stuff touted as being needed in order to survive and live as the bright side... as the dark side is of course the system designed and developed around the idea that those things are not only needed but required to live.

Such is the nature of the capitalist trap; many people fall into it as the herding mentality dictates and defines what life for the people is and needs to be. Such ideology rarely leaves room for reality itself...

Food, shelter from the elements and a place for the removal of waste to prevent squalor disease and illness is the typical norm for what is needed.

As we can see in such tent cities etc. is they are rarely ever singular in formations they conglomerate together communally in strength and share information and resources and still live despite the system that has placed them in such circumstances.

Many that tout that corporatism/capitalism is the best thing ever fail to see how many lives that depend on such fall apart in the face of outsourcing, downsizing, or moving business elsewhere occurs. All of those dependent on whatever it is existing to make their living is now gone sometimes workers in the thousands are immediately terminated without any net to catch them other than local and state resources.

Of course politicians were lobbied and cajoled into allowing such corporate plants to open and exploit the local and state resources in the process. Being on the take from those corporations? The politicians will side with those that greased their palms in those deals over the workers, local and state economies instead of all of the people thrown into the streets just cause: Profits.

When the bottom line is always the dollar and not life and humanity itself we will suffer as infrastructure etc collapses from the too big to fail idea. That idea grew out of trying to prevent another stock market collapse, and when people themselves have been seen as stock to be bought, sold, marginalized and thrown away as disposable then it is a devil may care situation and one of slavery to a system a cold unfeeling system with slogans to back such ideologies such as the sacrifice of a few to save many. The many is the dollars in this case.

Continually building houses on sand with such short sighted ideologies and fast money and exploitation of human drives and desires in a Pavlov like fashion of habituation with cover boys/girls men/women to be the faces and spokes models of such to emulate and can be if and only if you buy this product listen to this music dress this certain way etc etc is delusional and not reality of course such a concept goes even further in where now in the face of such things, it also turns to profiting off of human misery psychology is the number one industry that government allows and taxes to profit off of human misery religion used to be the only one allowed to do such a thing, where the rampant abuse of power was placed in check to protect the masses from it.

Many civilizations have risen and fallen due to such things; moving to a global community means it takes all kinds and all sorts of ideologies this is what the US was in essence supposed to be in it's inception a melting pot where all were welcomed and listened too as an equal voice. Of course influence of those laying huge state and claim legalized things like slavery and murder in the new world and still to this day holds a vast amount of power and idiot ideology in the buying and consumption of people as a disposable resource by making them ideological slaves to the machine as a consumer. When this has become the custom then of course enforcing that system is customary and robotic in the I am just doing as I was told or ordered as you or a loved one is put to an end because money is more valuable than any life that exists in such systems.

This is of course speaking of things as they are in reality; all ideology eventually becomes poison as the true message becomes lost and a service to self interests and gain instead of actual help to all equally with life being number one with compassion and empathy for the basic struggle to live and become educated in something that is a joy to wake up and go do.

All of course is not lost; there are so many things to be in todays world the positions are endless and with connectivity many of them do not have to be a brick and mortar setting and can be accomplished virtually. Way too many people were sold the limited dream that there were less than 10 professions when there are thousands of them. Which put millions into the workforce as a simple cog grinding gears in jobs they hate or have no interest in because other life has occurred becoming cause for greater responsibility than oneself, so of course in that climate mental issues and coping as well as drug use etc will be on the rise as millions are dystopian to any dream whatsoever, and well the necessary resources to provide that are long past them and it becomes a hand to mouth cycle of denigration that rinses and repeats over and over generation after generation into the same patterns and downward spirals.

Ignorance is not bliss... arming oneself with knowledge is the best way to avoid exploitation of all kinds and from every source from which it could occur.



posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 05:53 PM
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a reply to: NthOther

The thing is living in California is really expensive due to the high taxes. In order to live there you have to have a corporate job, work in Hollyweird, IT and other high paying jobs that are hard to get in.

Ketsuko mentioned that California did a good job of driving away blue collar workers. Here in LA even blue collar workers have trouble finding a job.
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posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 05:55 PM
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a reply to: anonentity

Where are you going to get the money to take care of all the homeless?



posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 05:57 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

Had a really hard time finding a full time job that didn't go out of business and left the state. May never go back.



posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 05:57 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

If he's really liberal has going to sacrifice all of the money he has leftover after he takes care of only his immediate needs.



posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Missouri has a population of about 6 million people, California has a population of nearly 40 million people.

... With that in mind, I don't think It takes a genius to work out why California have far more homeless.



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