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originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: Edumakated
We don't divide and assign property rights...
Excuse me??? We divide the land into parcels and lots and we then assign it to people with deeds. Please.
... property has value...
Of course it does... because people need to live and work somewhere.
... and the only way to own property is to either have cash or get financing.
It wasn't always that way, and it is only that way now because that's how MAN made it -- not God, not nature, not nature's god. Man made the rules. Man made cash. Man made financing.
We made the rules and we can change the rules. But we need to change our attitude and purposes first.
Property isn't "assigned" it is purchased.
Yes, there is a plot of land that can vary in size, etc.
You buy that plot, it isn't assigned to you.
Assigned implies it is given to you.
If you cannot hold a job, you cannot purchase an asset that has underlying value.
If you are proposing something like homesteading like government did in Alaska where people were assigned a plot of land to care for and then given ownership after a period of time, then that is something else.
But again, what makes you think some meth head will have the discipline and will to work a homestead out in the middle of bumblestank Alaska or wherever?
originally posted by: Edumakated
The entire thread is about coked out homeless folks living on skid row, not trust fund kids or motivated individuals who might take advantage of a homestead act.
The bottom line is that these folks are either junkies or can short of a six pack upstairs. It is that simple.
originally posted by: slatesteam
a reply to: Edumakated
I missed the part in OP that had anything to do now with what you’re implying “Coked out homeless...”smh
Okay I’ll play
So are you using “trust fund homeless kids” (much like coked out homeless,
like homeless could afford that narcotic anyway
to bring new insight
you just proving my responses you commented on
And are you seriously implying
By your logic
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: an325nt
So, they hopped a bus to a known nightmare town, and didn't bring enough resources to go back to where they came from? And her family just... Abandoned them mid trip?
Doesn't sound like we've got the full story here.
Maybe you're right, but in a nation of 330,000,000~, is it really hard to believe anomalies?
originally posted by: BASSPLYR
As someone who's livd in los Angeles until just recently for 38 years I can assure you its a sxxx hole.
The man's story is a common one. And its anyone whos days away from living on the street. I've been homeless living in my car and had guns drawn on me at 4am by homeowners who were sick of me sleeping in my car in front of their house.
I've had the LAPD laugh at me and call me names when they saw me either dumpster diving for food or struggling with a half torn trash bag filled with scavanged recyclables walking down the street to the recycling centre so I could literally make a dollar. One dollar to spend at McDonalds on their dollar menu as the only food I'll have for a day...or two.
I've seen homeless people in the street begging for help, where they didnt want money for themselves but for their dog sitting next to them. I see them and go 'I know that face somewhere.'. A half hour later I'd realise I saw that person in the elevator two weeks earlier going to their job's wearing a suit. In a 30 story building in downtown. Only to realize theyd been laid off with no fault to their own.
I've begged for public assistance only to be told that although I'm starving and filthy I still wasn't in as bad shape as the others around me. I'd look around and realize they're right.
I've been told by various govt institutions I'm worth more to them dead than alive and that my personal health. Safety or Human dignity was unimportant. All that mattered was money.
I've paid 1200 a month in a mediocre area of los Angeles for a crappy studio apartment with no electricity in my bathroom. A shower that wouldn't drain and back flow sewage through the drain. Nasty brown septic sewage. An apartment that had no closets a rat infestation and black widows. Only to be told when I approached the city that I was lucky and to get in line cause there were places far worse n town.
That's los Angeles. Los Angeles is a sxxx hole.
Los Angeles is so bad and such a horrible example of everything that's wrong with america that it caused me to lose faith in both the city and the country. Inspired me to move to another country where lo and behold I found I wasn't crazy. That it actually was a uncivilised sxxx hole that misses the point entirely for what it means to be a civilised society.