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Nevada Tent Cities Rise In Shadow Of Casinos

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posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 05:17 PM
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Nevada Tent Cities Rise In Shadow Of Casinos


www.thestar.com

What stunned officials here was that those in this makeshift shelter, which sprouted almost overnight, were not California migrants bringing their mental health or substance abuse problems to Nevada.

Seven in 10 were from the area, where the housing market has cratered, the tourism industry is in the dumps and construction jobs have disappeared.

These tent cities have been compared to Depression-era Hoovervilles, the shantytowns of the homeless named for the president of the era, Herbert Hoover.

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posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 05:17 PM
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And yet ANOTHER tent-city pops up, this time outside of Reno, Nevada.

My first guess would have been that these folks might have been layed off in the nearby casino locales, but it sounds more like this is yet more housing crisis casualties and general terrible paying jobs that can no longer support RENT, let alone household mortgages.

I don't know how much longer cops and city officials are going to be able to keep "chasing off" these poor individuals, as their numbers are growing exponentially in recent months, and will be absolutely EXPLODING over the next year or more...

So very sad...

www.thestar.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 05:24 PM
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Wow, NV is possibly one of the worst places to live in a tent.



posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 05:59 PM
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So, can we start?

Bushtown, Bushberg, Bushopolis. I kind of like Bushopolis.



posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 06:04 PM
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Originally posted by drwizardphd
So, can we start?

Bushtown, Bushberg, Bushopolis. I kind of like Bushopolis.


I kinda like Barneyfranktown, Doddopolis or Clintonia.

Its also more accurate.

From the article:

Similar tent cities have sprung up in Seattle, San Diego, Fresno, Calif.; Columbus, Ohio and Chattanooga, Tenn. In Seattle, where as many as 150 homeless persons have been moving around to thwart authorities, they have dubbed their community Nickelsville, named for Mayor Greg Nickels.


I live in Columbus and I haven't heard of or seen any tent "cities". I pass by the homeless shelter on Broad St. every day.



[edit on 17-10-2008 by Marcus Calpurnius]



posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 06:12 PM
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"It was the damndest thing I've ever gone through,'' said 44-year-old Dan Foley who lived three weeks in Reno's tent city.

"You couldn't sleep at night. There was no curfew, no quiet time.

"Everyone was drinking or coughing or getting high or talking about getting high.''



Based on what this guy is saying these people seem to be the typical bums that can't be bothered getting a job or helping themselves. But they always have money for booze and drugs!

Anyway, I don't think these people are a result of the latest mortgage debacle.

[edit on 17/10/08 by WatchNLearn]



posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 06:23 PM
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I live in Columbus and I haven't heard of or seen any tent "cities". I pass by the homeless shelter on Broad St. every day.

Well if you could do a little investigative journalism this weekend for ATS to see if there is one and take some pictures... it would be great.



Anyway, I don't think these people are a result of the latest mortgage debacle.

Well maybe not those people, but there's for sure over 2-3 millions people who ALREADY lost their homes in the last 2 years.

[edit on 17-10-2008 by Vitchilo]



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 03:42 PM
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The economical "slavery" sure did help lead them to a better life, didn't it? Maybe they wouldn't turn to alcohol and drugs if the world gave them a better way to live. Basically, get money or get lost. That's the world we live in.



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