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Originally posted by EarthCitizen23
reply to post by rockoperawriter
I know a Homeless man here where I live, who has lived nearby in the woods for about 4 years. I just bought some land, and am going to ask him if he want to move up there and help me out,, and he can have a place to stay permanantly,,, or at least as long as I can keep TPTB away. If I can find him,, he was run off the land he had squatted on,,, !! He is smart, educated,, not a drunk or drug user and I have supplied him with Tents, supplies and food before, so think he might trust me some... will see anyway hope to find him he was a good man.
I like to imagine that the homeless can at least occasionally find some reasonably safe shelter, but this reminds me that that's not the case.
But My Bad,, not sure I can correct now? Thanks for writing, it is something that needs addressing.
Originally posted by Char-Lee
How do you get someone to care about others when
they don't care about themselves?
Originally posted by Lazarus Short
The Kansas City, Missouri (NOT Kansas) police probably remember a few years ago, when part of the West Bottoms burnt because some homeless people started a fire in a vacant building to keep warm. Things of historical value were lost forever. The area looked like a war zone when the fire was over. BTW, the tunnels were up on the bluffs of the Northeast neighborhood, not in the East Bottoms. Cops do these things because they know that crime moves with the homeless. There's a lot of other bad things going on in the Northeast, but the homeless don't have the money for a bribe, if you know what I mean. KC always was a corrupt town, and maybe people like J. C. Nichols were just polishing a turd.
Edit: Back in the Dirty Thirties, people were also living in tunnels dug into the loess soil of the river bluffs. A vertical wall of the stuff is very stable, as the photo shows.edit on 10-4-2013 by Lazarus Short because: lah-de-dah
Originally posted by AceWombat04
I've always felt that whatever is not being used by others in any way, should be up for grabs communally for use by those less fortunate. I know that's not always a popular opinion, but it's how I feel. I like to imagine that the homeless can at least occasionally find some reasonably safe shelter, but this reminds me that that's not the case.
Many will think, "Well it's private property," and/or, "They're a blight, and it's not safe even for them," and leave it at that. And that's understandable and I respect everyone's point of view. But personally, I can't stop thinking, "Where will they go now?" And part of me even imagines, "Did they form a sort of tribe in those tunnels? Is this in a sense a family being broken up?"