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(Des Moines Register)   Des Moines, Iowa will allow the city's homeless to live in a tented community near a major bridge and thoroughfare. No word on when a fence will be erected "for their safety"   (desmoinesregister.com) divider line 96
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vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-12 11:37:05 AM
Well, it's easier to manage the problem if you have a camp or something where you can concentrate them.  Maybe we can finally have a solution to the problem.
 
2013-02-12 12:02:21 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-12 12:03:06 PM
Mmmm, Soylent Green.
 
2013-02-12 12:03:16 PM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-12 12:03:50 PM
Send this bastard to freedom town!
 
2013-02-12 12:05:28 PM
I lack photoshop skills. I'm picturing a pair of cafeteria doors, chained shut, painted with the words "Don't Open, Homeless Inside."
 
2013-02-12 12:06:17 PM
I usually don't encourage hitchhiking but living under a bridge in Iowa would be a little too hardcore for my tastes.

Also, I have a feeling that rent would be cheaper than heating a camper with propane.
 
2013-02-12 12:06:36 PM
In before they're called obamavilles ala hoovervilles.

Who am I kidding, if you know that context you're probably not on that side
 
2013-02-12 12:07:17 PM

Gordon Bennett: Mmmm, Soylent Green.


Yep, that came to my mind as well.
Which reminds me; I need new furniture.
 
2013-02-12 12:08:21 PM

evilmousse: In before they're called obamavilles ala hoovervilles.

Who am I kidding, if you know that context you're probably not on that side


Cheneyvilles?
 
2013-02-12 12:11:32 PM
And after the fence, will they be installing showers?
 
2013-02-12 12:12:46 PM
Ha! it reminds me of the Krome detention center when all the cubies (insert marco rubio here) were floating in on driftwood
 
2013-02-12 12:13:22 PM
so iowa is getting more & more like portland?

awesome - maybe some of you will move back

/ptown rage
 
2013-02-12 12:13:57 PM
Libertad!
farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2013-02-12 12:16:40 PM

Tyrosine: And after the fence, will they be installing showers?


Hygiene sure is important when you are living outside! You also need to watch out for lice...
 
2013-02-12 12:17:12 PM
Why don't they just do all those jobs Americans won't do? Seems silly to import workers when we have enough unemployed people to fill up entire camps.
 
2013-02-12 12:17:42 PM
District 9?
 
2013-02-12 12:18:26 PM

DesertDemonWY: Libtard!
[farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x303]

 
2013-02-12 12:20:24 PM

All_Farked_Up: District 9?


Remember when that dude puked on the birthday cake? Hilarious.
 
2013-02-12 12:23:04 PM

inner ted: so iowa is getting more & more like portland?

awesome - maybe some of you will move back

/ptown rage


Since Portland is somehow your birthright, I am just going to assume that you are full-blooded Chinook.
 
2013-02-12 12:23:17 PM

Government Fromage: evilmousse: In before they're called obamavilles ala hoovervilles.

Who am I kidding, if you know that context you're probably not on that side

Cheneyvilles?


Occupytowns
 
2013-02-12 12:26:52 PM

Government Fromage: evilmousse: In before they're called obamavilles ala hoovervilles.

Who am I kidding, if you know that context you're probably not on that side

Cheneyvilles?


I was just going to post "Hooverville", but I like your idea better.
 
2013-02-12 12:29:06 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Why don't they just do all those jobs Americans won't do? Seems silly to import workers when we have enough unemployed people to fill up entire camps.


notsureifserious.jpg

you do realize that most homeless people have untreated mental illness and/or drug addictions that render them incapable of holding a job.... right?
 
2013-02-12 12:29:27 PM
We built this fancy new homeless shelter that has become an attraction among the Midwest homeless population.  Nice warm cots, fancy facilities, cable TV, all pretty swank.  Not that I think a homeless shelter should have any fewer amenities than a prison, but of course there is an overcrowding problem.

Something needs to be done, but taking away what shelter they do have is asinine.
 
2013-02-12 12:29:44 PM
♫ Des Moines, Iowa - super cool to the homeless. Des Moines, Iowa-wa-wa - super cool to the homeless... ♫

/obscure?
 
2013-02-12 12:31:41 PM

vpb: Well, it's easier to manage the problem if you have a camp or something where you can concentrate them.  Maybe we can finally have a solution to the problem.


I see what you did there. I'm the only one, apparently.
 
2013-02-12 12:32:32 PM

brap: inner ted: so iowa is getting more & more like portland?

awesome - maybe some of you will move back

/ptown rage

Since Portland is somehow your birthright, I am just going to assume that you are full-blooded Chinook.


lolwut

/bet you love to point and scream 'gentrification' a lot too
 
2013-02-12 12:37:05 PM
Why don't they just do all those jobs Americans won't do? Seems silly to import workers when we have enough unemployed people to fill up entire camps.

notsureifserious.jpg

you do realize that most homeless people have untreated mental illness and/or drug addictions that render them incapable of holding a job.... right?


Not sure if serious
 
2013-02-12 12:37:24 PM
Well, some people seem intent on turning us into a third world country. Refugee camps are just another step.
 
2013-02-12 12:40:37 PM
When the rich build walls and fences around themselves, keep out others, and demand government welfare...its considered Capitalism

When the middle class build walls and fences, keep out others, and demand government welfare...its considered racist

When the poor get put in walls and fences, keep out others, and demand government welfare... its called communism.

Kings get castles

The middle class get villages

and the poor get serfdoms.
 
2013-02-12 12:41:31 PM
They don't have to stay there.
 
2013-02-12 12:46:46 PM

inner ted: /bet you love to point and scream 'gentrification' a lot too


I AM gentrification but I also think people should be able to move around, this isn't the freaking Middle Ages.

I've always hated that "locals only" bullshiate, sorry surfer Cheech, this ocean ain't yours alone.
 
2013-02-12 12:47:45 PM
But that weak episode of DS9 was set in San Francisco.
 
2013-02-12 12:51:30 PM
It's a side effect of removing support for mental hospitals... the opposite of the intended consequence. Well, except for those wanting to cut taxes.
 
2013-02-12 12:51:51 PM

atomicmask: When the rich build walls and fences around themselves, keep out others, and demand government welfare...its considered Capitalism
When the middle class build walls and fences, keep out others, and demand government welfare...its considered racist
When the poor get put in walls and fences, keep out others, and demand government welfare... its called communism.
Kings get castles
The middle class get villages
and the poor get serfdoms.


1/10
 
2013-02-12 12:53:44 PM
I don't have much sympathy for the homeless. Yes, there are some mentally handicapped homeless people that have no other options -- but many homeless choose to be homless because they're lazy or just don't care.
 
2013-02-12 12:54:12 PM

MemeSlave: atomicmask: When the rich build walls and fences around themselves, keep out others, and demand government welfare...its considered Capitalism
When the middle class build walls and fences, keep out others, and demand government welfare...its considered racist
When the poor get put in walls and fences, keep out others, and demand government welfare... its called communism.
Kings get castles
The middle class get villages
and the poor get serfdoms.

1/10


Who is trolling exactly? Not every opinion you disagree with is out to get a reaction out of you.
 
2013-02-12 12:56:13 PM

MemeSlave: atomicmask: When the rich build walls and fences around themselves, keep out others, and demand government welfare...its considered Capitalism
When the middle class build walls and fences, keep out others, and demand government welfare...its considered racist
When the poor get put in walls and fences, keep out others, and demand government welfare... its called communism.
Kings get castles
The middle class get villages
and the poor get serfdoms.

1/10


give him 2/10, he didn't stretch it that long.
 
2013-02-12 01:01:33 PM

brap: inner ted: /bet you love to point and scream 'gentrification' a lot too

I AM gentrification but I also think people should be able to move around, this isn't the freaking Middle Ages.

I've always hated that "locals only" bullshiate, sorry surfer Cheech, this ocean ain't yours alone.


take a breath francis
nobody is saying you can't surf here bro

& no, you are NOT gentrification and neither am i. it's a bullshiat word & a bullshiat idea. like you say, people should be able to move around.

however, i can still lament that there are soooooooooooooooooooo  many transplants here.

/i get it, you were the "weird" one in what ever town you came from.  but now you are here and you don't stand out.
/the irony
 
2013-02-12 01:03:17 PM

nullptr: Tyrosine: And after the fence, will they be installing showers?

Hygiene sure is important when you are living outside! You also need to watch out for lice...


Bayer has been working on an insecticide that might take care of those.
 
2013-02-12 01:07:04 PM
Still better than living in Davenport.
 
2013-02-12 01:07:19 PM
They're talking about doing something like this in my town this year, too, and they're calling it Opportunity Village.  This idea doesn't seem to be placating the Occupy protesters, though, who are still downtown protesting the ban on letting people just camp out in any public space they want.
 
2013-02-12 01:07:38 PM

inner ted: /i get it, you were the "weird" one in what ever town you came from.  but now you are here and you don't stand out.
/the irony



I get it, you like to stand on street corners with a feather duster in your colon and pass judgement on the world like some ostrich oracle.  After a quick huff of of Nipsy Russell's jock strap, you have "visions" of pure truth.  Say it like it is birdman.

alternate answer

Dad?
 
2013-02-12 01:08:34 PM
Got us a nice growing tarp village along the 710 freeway in Long Beach.
Good times.
 
2013-02-12 01:09:08 PM
A start. If there is a need why not more shelters? Or to save money why not state welfare that pays for accommodations. Homeless living in camps is a shamful display of the communities priorities.
 
2013-02-12 01:12:16 PM
Des Moines still has its big underground homosexual population, for example.
 
2013-02-12 01:15:27 PM

inner ted: /i get it, you were the "weird" one in what ever town you came from.  but now you are here and you don't stand out.


I knew before checking your profile that you were from Portland.  You just summed up that city perfectly.

/*snicker*
 
2013-02-12 01:16:05 PM

maudibjr: Des Moines still has its big underground homosexual population, for example.


Sure took long enough for a "Stuart" reference to appear.
 
2013-02-12 01:18:08 PM

Greylight: A start. If there is a need why not more shelters? Or to save money why not state welfare that pays for accommodations. Homeless living in camps is a shamful display of the communities priorities.


The shelters are pretty under-utilized unless the weather is terrible.
They can't seem to make a shelter without making rules too. Something that most of the homeless I've interacted with are trying to avoid.
"No sitting around smoking"
"No drinking"
"No Drugs"
"No sex.
If the alternative is camping, they choose camping.
 
2013-02-12 01:21:07 PM

YixilTesiphon: But that weak episode of DS9 was set in San Francisco.


Yeah, but it also said that Sanctuary Districts were present in most US cities by 2024.

So, the first one going up in 2013 isn't that far off.
 
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