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Controversial plans to house city’s homeless on CRUISE SHIP revealed

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posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 06:26 PM
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Dublin City Council is discussing the idea of hiring a private cruise ship which could house 100-150 homeless people.


HOUSE BOAT Controversial plans to house city’s homeless on CRUISE SHIP revealed

I think this is a great idea but why rent It? Buy a bunch of broken down ones and make or find cheap docking. Homeless problem solved! I am sure the government would screw it up (like renting it). If this was done right It could work. It would save money too by eliminating all of the housing programs.

Dublin needs to do something fast because the people are getting restless.



12,000 people took to the streets of Dublin to protest the housing crisis on Wednesday, calling the campaign #RaiseTheRoof.




posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 06:35 PM
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I saw this earlier today.
Remember the love boat?
Now they have the crack boat.

Hard to believe this is a cost effective plan.
Boats are holes in the water that you poor money into.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 06:37 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Only if you want to keep it running. Maybe dry dock it then.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 06:40 PM
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What a dumb idea. Sure you could buy an old cruise ship for pennies but to think these homeless will maintain it and respect it like something that will sink if you don't is crazy.

It will be a floating crack den within a few months and people will strip it of everything worth a buck until it is a shell.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 06:44 PM
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a reply to: PraetorianAZ
You mean like free housing.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 06:46 PM
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Beats Californias Snapcrap idea.




posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 06:47 PM
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Every boat/ship has a usable lifespan, then their no longer sea worthy without millions of dollars of re-fitting and repair.

If one sunk ..... see where I'm going with this.

Suspicious idea at best. Lots of homeless disappearing overboard...

But one good thing, they have a poop deck.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: Plotus

It does not need to be in running order. Dry dock it and it will not leak or sink.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 06:51 PM
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This was in the article..

"The cost of hiring a 200-person cruise ship is around €435,000 (£397,000) a week, which works out as over €2,000 per person for the Irish government."

I dont know what that translates into for dollars but it seems like a lot of money.

$2000 buys a damn nice appartment so is this comparable?


Apparently this is euros, so its $2300 us.

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posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 06:52 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
I saw this earlier today.
Remember the love boat?
Now they have the crack boat.

Hard to believe this is a cost effective plan.
Boats are holes in the water that you poor money into.





A hole implies that it could be filled, it's more like a bottomless pit.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 06:52 PM
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At least with the government buying land and building free housing the land value is always there. The houses may get torn apart by the roaches but the land maintains.

A boat, on the other hand, is the definition of a depreciating asset. It will never be worth more than what they paid for it.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 06:53 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Yea that is really stupid. They must be in a pinch for time.

From the OP:

I think this is a great idea but why rent It? Buy a bunch of broken down ones and make or find cheap docking. Homeless problem solved!



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 06:57 PM
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a reply to: PraetorianAZ

You buy it at a cost that cannot depreciate, it already has depreciated so you get it very cheap. Dry dock it on LAND.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 06:57 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

Yeah there would be no drug or crime at all, because all these homeless people are good citizens with no issues and it's not their fault, any of them.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 06:59 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

Exactly, just like the projects.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 07:00 PM
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After reading numerous articles on the subject over the last couple years . Wouldn’t that be the perfect environment for a neurovirus ?



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 07:02 PM
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a reply to: Fallingdown

I think it would be a Rotavirus.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 07:02 PM
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originally posted by: LookingAtMars
a reply to: PraetorianAZ

You buy it at a cost that cannot depreciate, it already has depreciated so you get it very cheap. Dry dock it on LAND.



Great in concept but moving a large ship is extremely expensive and purchasing land on a waterfront is expensive too.
Then you have the standard problem of heating and cooling, sewage and fresh water.

This just doesnt sound like a very good idea.


The article also says they are renting the boat not purchasing.
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posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 07:04 PM
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Do you know what a Slip for a cruise ship would cost... And do to the neighborhood. Crime, drugs, theft, murder etc.
This sounds like a Cali Moonbeam idea. But it's Dublin. Who's the Progressive looney over there ? Let us know how it works out.

a reply to: LookingAtMars



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 07:06 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

Only 150 on a cruise ship?



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