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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 20
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vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-12 11:37:05 AM  
5 votes:
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 12:23:04 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:06:36 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:05:28 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:02:21 PM  
2 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-02-12 08:29:14 PM  
1 votes:

Kazan: you do realize that most homeless people have untreated mental illness been in and out of mental health facilities and non-complaint with medication and/or drug addictions have been to the local detox center so many times they get put on the "do not admit" list which renders them incapable of holding a job.... right?


Sorry, week 4 of 6 out of psych clerkship and pretty disillusioned with the mental health scene.
2013-02-12 02:23:15 PM  
1 votes:
wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
2013-02-12 01:51:47 PM  
1 votes:
Fark this shiat. Portland has a camp called Right 2 Dream 2 or some bullshiat. It went up after the Occupy business was finally booted from the parks. It's not safe, no matter what the bleeding hearts say. Shelters are always full (I work in one and volunteer for another), but the solution isn't a vacant lot covered in tarps and tents. If I knew how to solve the problem, I'd solve it.
2013-02-12 01:46:06 PM  
1 votes:
If you want to fix it and have it stay fixed, you should locate the camps far from anywhere beer or cigarettes are sold, and strongly enforce no smoking/drinking laws.

I see nicotine addiction in almost every case.

Coincidence?
2013-02-12 01:29:58 PM  
1 votes:
A bit off topic, but the phrase "for their safety" cracks me up. I can't help but think of mobsters talking to some hapless buisnessman:

"It's a dangerous world out there, lot's of unsafe things. Fires, accidents, late suppliers, even a bad rep that scares away customers. It's really fortunate that you have friends like us who can keep you safe - for a small fee, of course.

Just imagine how much better you'll sleep knowing you, your business and your family are safe."

/Ahh, Safety. What indignity can't you justify?
2013-02-12 01:18:08 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:07:04 PM  
1 votes:
Still better than living in Davenport.
2013-02-12 12:37:24 PM  
1 votes:
Well, some people seem intent on turning us into a third world country. Refugee camps are just another step.
2013-02-12 12:37:05 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:29:06 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:26:52 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:23:17 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:11:32 PM  
1 votes:
And after the fence, will they be installing showers?
2013-02-12 12:03:50 PM  
1 votes:
Send this bastard to freedom town!
2013-02-12 12:03:06 PM  
1 votes:
Mmmm, Soylent Green.
 
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