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wildflower

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No place for older men
We have this at work called Catastrophic Time Bank for employees who are out for extended periods of time
We had this at the library. However, its most often used by people who cant seem to accrue more than 8 hours without taking a vacation.

I gave 30 hours to one guy who wasn't like this.
The ones who start out with nothing in their account, I have no sympathy for.
 

Paul Revere

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May 19, 2003
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Is San Fran really that shitty or is it just fun to shit on SF? I've never been and don't plan to go but the stories are wild.
Its probably 85% that bad. The odds of it happening to you might not be that high, but vehicle break-ins are rampant, they won't prosecute on theft for less than $800 so theft from stores is rampant, and there's a massive homeless population.
 

Diesel66

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Feb 20, 2005
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Is San Fran really that shitty or is it just fun to shit on SF? I've never been and don't plan to go but the stories are wild.
Also depends on the neighborhood. But the city itself warns you at all the tourist areas to hide or take everything
 

Nikuk

This simulation needs a reboot
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Jun 24, 2005
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Buffalo, NY. Again.
Every day that goes by I feel worse for having brought a kid into this world


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Simius The Monkey

Long Live The Republic
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Sep 7, 2005
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Decriminalizing actual crimes is a mental illness.
That makes as much sense as saying criminalizing actual legal behavior is mental illness. And then concluding that only insane people would ever want to alter any laws that are presently on the books at whatever moment you are presently looking at.

Which is to say... wat
 

Perfect Speed

Software and Cars
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Apr 8, 2006
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PHL>ABQ>SEA>CLT
Is San Fran really that shitty or is it just fun to shit on SF? I've never been and don't plan to go but the stories are wild.
it's bad, downtown seattle is similar.

The idea is that tech moved in and basically drove up real estate prices so far that no one who isn't making a quarter mil a year can't even afford a condo. Apartments are just as bad, and it happened over a relatively fast amount of time (compounded with many real estate companies and foreign investors getting in on the boom too) effectively causing an affordable housing shortage. So you end up with homeless people. Its compounded by the lax laws/enforcement drawing homeless/near homeless (van folks) to live in the area as they can get away with a lot.

The government is left-leaning, and they have no problem loosening enforcement or spending money - but aren't ok with driving down property values by you know actually building affordable housing en masse - so as the problem gets worse, by the time they build "250 affordable houses" and pat themselves on the back for it in the press, the homeless population has gone up more than quadruple in the time it took to build it.
Anyone right leaning says we should just incarnate people, because that's generally how the right feels - problem is, then we're spending more on taxes for jails anyways and that's all for profit too.

Until people come together and fix the problem (and more importantly, fix it AT SCALE) at the source (Affordable housing and rehab services) - It will not get better.

Decriminalizing actual crimes is a mental illness.
tell us you don't understand the legislation process without telling us you don't understand the legislation process.
 

Remy Bressant

40 big girls and a bottle
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it's bad, downtown seattle is similar.

The idea is that tech moved in and basically drove up real estate prices so far that no one who isn't making a quarter mil a year can't even afford a condo. Apartments are just as bad, and it happened over a relatively fast amount of time (compounded with many real estate companies and foreign investors getting in on the boom too) effectively causing an affordable housing shortage. So you end up with homeless people.

The government is left-leaning, and they have no problem loosening enforcement or spending money - but aren't ok with driving down property values by you know actually building affordable housing en masse so the problem never goes away.
Anyone right leaning says we should just incarnate people, because that's generally how the right feels - problem is, then we're spending more on taxes for jails anyways and that's all for profit too.

Until people come together and fix the problem at the source (Affordable housing and rehab services) - It will not get better.


tell us you don't understand the legislation process without telling us you don't understand the legislation process.
“Building affordable housing en masse” isn’t possible without removing the mechanisms that are causing the housing market pricing to run so out of whack.
We turned the backbone of the American dream, home ownership, into a vehicle for the wealthiest individuals and most powerful corporations worldwide to exploit for financial gain by allow foreign nationals and institutions to buy and own single family residences and land in the United States. As long as that’s still possible we’ll never see affordable housing as the 330 million American citizens need a place to live and Wall Street / Beijing have created financial instruments and mechanisms to exploit that and enrich themselves.
 

Perfect Speed

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Apr 8, 2006
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“Building affordable housing en masse” isn’t possible without removing the mechanisms that are causing the housing market pricing to run so out of whack.
We turned the backbone of the American dream, home ownership, into a vehicle for the wealthiest individuals and most powerful corporations worldwide to exploit for financial gain by allow foreign nationals and institutions to buy and own single family residences and land in the United States. As long as that’s still possible we’ll never see affordable housing as the 330 million American citizens need a place to live and Wall Street / Beijing have created financial instruments and mechanisms to exploit that and enrich themselves.


100% agreed here - It's why I brought up Seattle in addition to SF. There's a lot of west coast cities behaving this way now and the problem has to be fixed financially first and en masse (which was my way of saying country-wide)
 
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