Cops are paid thugs? They enjoy taking people's children and possessions away? Hey thanks for the heads up on that. It's good to know I'll morph into a flaming A-hole on Monday when I go back to work.The part I also found disturbing is how the cops, harass and confiscate and destroy what few possessions they have left in order to make them move on...And how they are under threat from child welfare to confiscate their children. Poverty has become a crime and the paid thugs seem to enjoy putting the boots in when people are down and out.
The Economic Collapse Blog and its sister blog End of the American Dream seem to me to be doomer sites, mainly. They will say "Something Awful is COMING!" but won't go into advice on how to prep for it. If you take a look at the "bookstore", they tend to sell titles popular with fundamentalist Christians, the "I Spent 90 Minutes In Heaven" type stuff.I'm skeptical of the numbers. While I'm sure there are some hard working families that are really up against it right now, my personal observations say alot of those homeless are xani/crack/meth- heads, alcoholics, mentally ill, ect. They aren't homeless and without resources solely because of hard economic times, but rather due to their own poor life choices and/or mental handicaps. I know times are hard, I just don't think we're to that point yet, and the article is a stretch.
I have a feeling that most of the homeless who were sober, hardworking folks were simply financially lazy, peeing away money on "big boy toys" and various vices. They thought the party would never end. Shoulda listened to the pop singer Prince, in his song "1999": Life is just a party and parties weren't meant to last. If you live life as a party, don't be surprised to miss the boat taking you back, and having to pay for your recklessness. Stupid hurts, eventually. "Life is tough, but it is tougher if you are stupid." -John Wayne.Cops are paid thugs? They enjoy taking people's children and possessions away? Hey thanks for the heads up on that. It's good to know I'll morph into a flaming A-hole on Monday when I go back to work.
My experience has been that vagrants tend to squat on and literally crap up people's private property, causing the property owners to request assistance from the police to have them removed. You hear that right, people call for help from the police to remove vagrants from private property. They also tend to pan handle, drink, pass out, urinate, litter and generally smell funny while cursing and acting bizarre in public, also prompting business owners and passing persons to call the police to have them removed.
Sometimes the cops will find the vagrants have children who are neglected or living in dangerous conditions and they have to deal with that situation. We can't just walk away from that and hope it corrects itself. My experience is that the later is extremely rare situation and poverty doesn't constitute neglect by any state statute unless basic human needs aren't being met.
Again, my experience dealing with the homeless has always, yes always, yielded people who were alcoholics, drug addict, mentally ill, lazy and financially irresponsible, ect, to the point that their present living conditions make perfect since. Because of the afore mentioned facts, I generally don’t give money or assistance to vagrants or feel sad for them. I have yet to meet a hard working, drug free, respectable family of four living in a homeless camp. My county has about 500,000 residents.
It is what it is. If that's the way it's going to be in this country, that's the way it's going to be and if you find yourself destitute, you got no one to blame but yourself. I may sound like an A-hole saying it like that but even if something completely outside of your control leaves you living in a car, it's your own fault for not being prepared for it.I found this story most disturbing especially because of the children. http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/...n-their-cars-in-tent-cities-or-on-the-streets
Unfortunately....the dumbocraps arent leaving anytime soon,although I surely wish they would.As soon as the Democrats get out of the way we can get the economy rolling and this folks can go back to work.
That pretty well says it all....this is going to get a lot uglier... .
That is a valid observation, too, and makes this thread considerably more congent than most....One thing did come to mind with both my experience and the link in this OP...
Looks like the working class (once unemployed) gets tossed out in the street BEFORE the entitlement crowd.
Without section 8, food stamps, welfare, ect... you are out in the street first.
Another ugly truth. And those folks who were working-class are going to resent it. The blue-collar folks already have a less than stellar appreciation for law enforcement types, and putting them in this kind of pressure cooker is going to make for a more violent kind of confrontation than would have been feasible when they had a job to lose.The part I also found disturbing is how the cops, harrass and confiscate and destroy what few possessions they have left in order to make them move on...And how they are under threat from child welfare to confiscate their children. Poverty has become a crime and the paid thugs seem to enjoy putting the boots in when people are down and out.
Mountain, as usual, you have cut to the heart of the matter. Thank you.....We tend to group all people in dire straights in the same group, this is innaccurate at best, some homeless are drunks or drug addicts, others are just unmotivated, while others still, have just found themselves in a situation that offers them no alternative.
I think the coming economic struggles may very well change the tune of some folks, when they have done all the right things and followed all the right rules and still find themselves destitute. How then will people view you, will they help you out when you are down or say "look at that scumbag dirtying up this place, we really need to do something about them". I would hope to be treated as I have treated others in that situation, would you?
Yeah, some of them are. Most of them are not. Just like every other job or profession.Cops are paid thugs?
It was stated that it was to get them to move along, the destruction of private property. There is a YouTube video of Police Officers in your State of Florida taking razor knives to homeless people's tents, believe it or not.They enjoy taking people's children and possessions away?
Well, let's hope not.Hey thanks for the heads up on that. It's good to know I'll morph into a flaming A-hole on Monday when I go back to work.