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Food cost, stores closing, part time jobs for both husband and wife and people now living in tents

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posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 07:43 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

From financial situations, to mental illness, to addiction, to just hard luck. Mismanagement of what money you are making if any at all. A lot of them have jobs and just can't afford a rent, now I hear you, it's a lot mental but I've been close to being one. Hard work and budgeting to the point of where all I eat is ramen for a month. It's a lot harder than you believe for many.

All I see is many more in the coming years.




posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 07:48 AM
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a reply to: MarlbBlack


That's still not 'tent cities in every major city'.

I live outside Manhattan and I'm there regularly, I have yet to see one tent city in Manhattan.



posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 07:49 AM
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originally posted by: one4all
Lotteries harvest real hard currency and then they fill the void with more fiat money.


What are you on about now? All world currencies are fiat money.



posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 07:59 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: one4all
Lotteries harvest real hard currency and then they fill the void with more fiat money.


What are you on about now? All world currencies are fiat money.


www.canadianbullionservices.com...



posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

www.apartments.com...

Now I didn't click on them all and the cost of living is more where you are but I'm sure the pay is better, lowest one I saw was 1,495 a month. Holy crap that's just an apartment. I understand you have a good education and a good job where you travel. Not everyone is so lucky or put the time and money into what you have invested so for that I congratulate, but if you can seriously tell me homelessness in America is non existent across the map that is just not right.

I've actually been looking into tiny homes. I don't need much but then I need land to stay on, taxes out the ying yang to pay for that land once it would be mine. Taxes on everything I would buy for said "tiny home", life isn't easy for many. I don't play the lotto, that smoke dream just isn't for me.



posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 08:06 AM
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originally posted by: MarlbBlack
...but if you can seriously tell me homelessness in America is non existent across the map that is just not right.


Where did I say that? I said the Original Poster's overly hyperbolic comment of 'tent cities in nearly every major city' was factually untrue. They have a history of making such posts and this is another example.



posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 08:08 AM
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That's a precious metal dealer and not the Canadian government. You're so disingenuous it's not even funny.

But I'll play along, give me one of those gold coins that are worth over $300 and I'll give you $5 which is what's minted on them.





edit on 29-3-2019 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer



posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 08:12 AM
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There are homeless in most major cities, yes, but true tent cities like you see in places like San Fran, LA, Seattle and others are not so much a reality in most major cities.

Intractable homelessness is mostly a matter of drug addiction and mental illness. For others, it's usually a temporary state they can fall into but climb out of because they actively work to leave it and have the tools to do it between their own abilities and the resources available to help people who are homeless.



posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 08:46 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

There are more homeless people now than ever thanks to cuts in our mental health system and an increase in drug and alcohol abuse. I feel like the west coast and more temperate climates have it worse because it's easier to avoid the elements.
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posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 09:48 AM
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originally posted by: conspiracy nut
a reply to: ketsuko

There are more homeless people now than ever thanks to cuts in our mental health system and an increase in drug and alcohol abuse. I feel like the west coast and more temperate climates have it worse because it's easier to avoid the elements.


There so many homeless here in the Rio Grande valley it looks like the grapes of wrath.

I had never seen needles in the street until recently. The city and county is overwhelmed, thank God for the Churches, they are helping with food.



posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 09:51 AM
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a reply to: olaru12

You mean thank god for the good people of your community, churches are just a way to distribute legally. Try and have a free garage sweepstakes "I guess you would call it that" out in public away from your property, if you want to call it yours.
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posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 09:52 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

well, Seatle, Portland, San Fran definitely have some tent/ tarp action going on. Loads of feces and needles too.



posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 09:54 AM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

Try living in one of the other most corrupt states in the land, Illinois. People are leaving for a reason. Where they go I hope they find a happier life.



posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 09:58 AM
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a reply to: olaru12

Wow I have family in Texas from McAllen/mission (I have heard mission has some rough parts) all the way up to Dallas/ft worth. I am going to ask about this. I remember the valley was a ghost town when I was a kid and since has become a boom town of sorts. I had no idea they had a homeless problem of tent City proportions.



posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 10:02 AM
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originally posted by: conspiracy nut
a reply to: olaru12

Wow I have family in Texas from McAllen/mission (I have heard mission has some rough parts) all the way up to Dallas/ft worth. I am going to ask about this. I remember the valley was a ghost town when I was a kid and since has become a boom town of sorts. I had no idea they had a homeless problem of tent City proportions.


The valley I'm referring to is in New Mexico. I don't know about the RGV situation in Texas. Around Lubbock and the panhandle, I don't see much of a problem with homelessness.



posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 10:41 AM
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Cool, didn't realize they call it the valley in New Mexico, is it by the border?



posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 11:15 AM
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They made gambling illegal for a reason. People tend to get addicted to it, spending more than they can really afford. At the end of the month, living expenses usually gobble up most of people's money, I guess people chasing dreams is taking the rest. I know people that go to the casino, it is a constant drain on them financially, then when they do win something, they blow it on something they really do not need, they feel rich and want to treat themselves.

I don't mind going to the casino occasionally and blow twenty five bucks in an evening there, I know the value of the money left over after the bills are paid though. It does not matter how much you make, it is what is left at the end of the month that you have to look at. Credit cards really cripple the lives of people, eventually they usually get to a point where they make good money and are poor or are borrowing towards their next paycheck. Lots of bankruptcies going on these days from credit cards and medical bills.

The people living in those tents got tangled in the rat race and wound up as casualties.
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posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 12:28 PM
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Just watch that show "shark tank". One guy was dedicated to keeping his company's manufacturing in America. All the sharks (millionaire investors) heavily criticized him for not moving jobs to another country. These "sharks" are praised entrepreneurs.

I remember I had a aunt who's company had a program that helped pay their employees to go to college. She got a cheap degree and moved up in the company.

Years later they laid off a large number of employees to move jobs down to somewhere in Latin America. American mployees were forced to teach their jobs to the new less-educated Latin American employees.

Apparently it's 10x cheaper to export jobs in many fields. This is the culture we live in now. If you're a CEO and you're not exporting jobs to foreign slave laborers, then you might get fired.

And if you're a CEO and a majority shareholder you probably got there by exporting jobs when needed.



posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 12:36 PM
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I've seen all types of people waste their hard earn money on gambling that you can find on every corner in my state. It's sick and absolutely absurd that gambling is legal and mind-altering drugs that can benefit a person's psyche are illegal.

Funny how the addicting negative vice's are legal. You may say, well coc aine and heroin are still illegal. They are just illegal because pharma companies can't control their production. However, opioid pills and uppers are legal with a prescription.

A prescription provided by the quacks that run psychiatry. Everyone has a mental illness that can be cured with an array of pills. Just trust the doctor's guess. No chemistry required. Just a quack who guesses at chemistry.



posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 12:43 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
They made gambling illegal for a reason. People tend to get addicted to it, spending more than they can really afford.


Yeah, back then it was called numbers.

The government saw a cash cow....and started legal numbers all over the country....the lotteries.
People still get addicted to it, spending more than they can really afford.
But organized crime is now in the hands of our elected officials.



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