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( (St. Petersburg Tim)   Attempting to fight the scourge of homeless people, city officials weld shut the doors to public bathrooms, disconnect power to public outlets. But much like the Velociraptor, the homeless always find a way   ( divider line
    More: Florida, velociraptors, city managers, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, crack down, bathrooms, soup kitchens  
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10673 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Jun 2012 at 9:32 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-06-13 09:41:44 PM  
4 votes:
Oh. Well, that's good. We all know that people intentionally become homeless for the free toilets and so they don't have to pay to charge their cell phones. Now they'll get jobs and homes and be productive members of society!
2012-06-13 11:10:59 PM  
2 votes:
Maybe I am missing the magnitude of this problem, but has it really come to welding?

The sheer amount of work and care that had to go into that is really overkill. First of all, you need to properly grind down both surfaces you intend to weld. None of that namby-pamby "grind just the door" crap. And I'm talking grinder disc AND flap sander. Can't even do that without the electric outlet to which they so thoughtfully cut power.
And then, what kind of welding really says "Screw the destitute"?
Tig? No way. Too fancy, what with all their foot pedals, coated rods, and carefully honed tungsten.
Mig? Dream on. Pull a trigger, and your problem just fills and seals itself. Way too easy for the anti-1st amendment gun haters.
Now STICK welding, that's the way to get 'em. Grab your rod, the thicker the better, and give it the juice! Thrust it straight in the crease, and watch that thick, thick slag just pool up around your sizzling hot piece.
2012-06-13 09:54:30 PM  
2 votes:
Hitler wouldn't have put up with this. He'd have found a solution.
2012-06-13 08:07:06 PM  
2 votes:
How Yuppie Christian of them. "Oh, my word! The poors sprayed feces on the urinal again! Guess nobody gets to go pee pee! Bocephus, weld those doors shut and leave a few gatorade bottle lying around."

Look, I understand the problem. It's probably been exacerbated by the high unemployment rate and people want to be someplace warm when they need to sleep in the gutter or the bushes.

Just bus them over to the Scientology part of town. They sure do seem to like steaming piles of feces.
2012-06-13 07:51:47 PM  
2 votes:
"If we just keep dehumanizing them, they will go away!" This sounds like a friggin' South Park episode.
2012-06-14 09:00:26 AM  
1 vote:

What do you mean "THEY got into the bathrooms "? How could they get into the bathrooms, man? They're bums!
2012-06-14 12:00:52 AM  
1 vote:

I got written up at work today and about had a panic attack. I'm always two weeks away from disaster. It's weird that as our nation's economy deteriorates, we've grown more hostile to our poor. You'd think the opposite would be true.

When you're down, kick somebody lower on the "totem pole." That's part of being proud to be an American.
2012-06-13 11:36:12 PM  
1 vote:

dascott: Does a homeless bear shiat in the woods?

There are no homeless bears

/you go serve the eviction notice
2012-06-13 10:56:26 PM  
1 vote:

zzrhardy: My kiddy bible studies seem to remember a tithing system the Jews had in the Old Testament - ie, a set portion of each field of crop had to be set aside an-harvested, for the poor people to come and harvest themselves. Ie, organised welfare was stipulated in the Bible.

Yeah, but that's the Old Testament. The New Testament also preaches kindness, generosity, and love to those in need. But, that whole Bible thing is old school.

The new hotness is the "prosperity gospel," which indicates that God shows his love by giving you riches. If you're poor, well, you deserve to be poor, obviously, because God decided that you didn't deserve to be rich. That's the push of pretty much every friggin' "megachurch" you see these days.

The homeless aren't just destitute - they're also undeserving of God's love, obviously, and so should be castigated by all God-fearing rich people.
2012-06-13 10:36:07 PM  
1 vote:
A homeless guy lives hoping he won't be noticed.

A bum lives by getting up in your face in the street asking for money.

/I've been homeless. Never been a bum.
2012-06-13 09:59:02 PM  
1 vote:
People were using a hose, for water, you say? That's it, the terrorists have won.
2012-06-13 09:58:42 PM  
1 vote:
Homeless people suck. But you usually have to give them a few bucks or some crack to get them motivated first. Take it from me - you haven't really lived until you've had a blowjob from a woman with no teeth.
2012-06-13 09:57:52 PM  
1 vote:
I was homeless and will most likely be homeless again so I'm getting a kick. Guess what?, When you take away the ability to earn a living, for the majority of people, then close all the doors on Sundays because there's no business because there's no job's and there's no consumers so every things closed on Sundays including the shelter? Well don't complain when someone craps on your lawn.
2012-06-13 09:51:41 PM  
1 vote:
Find a job for them. Plenty of field work available now that the Messicans are gone.
2012-06-13 09:44:27 PM  
1 vote:
2012-06-13 09:41:33 PM  
1 vote:
I bring my dog to that park.

That's crazy.
2012-06-13 09:19:59 PM  
1 vote:
2012-06-13 09:00:02 PM  
1 vote:

scottydoesntknow: I hear Califooooornia is good to the homeless (good to the homeless).

Are you standing in front of a naked Paris Hilton?
2012-06-13 07:56:20 PM  
1 vote:

FormlessOne: "If we just keep dehumanizing them, they will go away!" This sounds like a friggin' South Park episode.

I hear Califooooornia is good to the homeless (good to the homeless).
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