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(NYPost)   Straphangers in the NYC subway system are shocked, SHOCKED to find out some of their fellow passengers are not washed and may smell after police look the other way   (nypost.com) divider line 77
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2013-10-27 09:10:32 AM
Yeah because arresting people for not having a home is a really effective way of solving the problem of them not having a home...

`Oh you got me officer it's a fair cop! Well that taught me a lesson so let me just get a job and a house and fix my drug addiction real quick`
 
2013-10-27 09:15:35 AM
They are Persons of Interest.
 
2013-10-27 09:17:32 AM
What those poor people need is some boot straps.

Get yourself a shower, a suit and a job at McDonalds.
Next thing you know you'll have that $3k/month studio apt and be living the dream!

/it's like coal miners biatching at the canaries for not looking so good
 
2013-10-27 09:20:33 AM
The homeless should be forced to take cabs or horse-drawn carriages.
 
2013-10-27 09:24:18 AM
Wait until de Blasio is Mayor. Everyone will be homeless, problem solved.
 
WGJ
2013-10-27 09:29:43 AM
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She looks like she would clean up well. Who wants to help her out?
 
2013-10-27 09:32:50 AM
I'd like to think of something snarky to say about this, but I can't.
 
2013-10-27 09:34:31 AM
""Straphangers can't actually get a seat on the subway because they are taking up the subway space," said Brooklyn commuter Robert Scarborough. "They don't wash. They have an aroma.""

Fark you lady. Sometimes I can't get a seat on the train because other riders are stretched out on the seats or have their groceries/backpacks/large purses on the seats, or you're sitting there either playing music from your cell phone out loud, or talking nonstop on your phone. I have more problems with other riders than the homeless.
 
2013-10-27 09:34:48 AM

Brosef Stalin: Yeah because arresting people for not having a home is a really effective way of solving the problem of them not having a home...

`Oh you got me officer it's a fair cop! Well that taught me a lesson so let me just get a job and a house and fix my drug addiction real quick`


They aren't arresting people for being homeless, they're arresting them for trying to get money from people on the train.
 
2013-10-27 09:39:05 AM

markfara: I'd like to think of something snarky to say about this, but I can't.


Go be poor somewhere else?
 
2013-10-27 09:41:15 AM

Whole Wheat: markfara: I'd like to think of something snarky to say about this, but I can't.

Go be poor somewhere else?


They're trying, but people don't want them on the transportation.
 
2013-10-27 09:42:38 AM

change1211: Brosef Stalin: Yeah because arresting people for not having a home is a really effective way of solving the problem of them not having a home...

`Oh you got me officer it's a fair cop! Well that taught me a lesson so let me just get a job and a house and fix my drug addiction real quick`

They aren't arresting people for being homeless, they're arresting them for trying to get money from people on the train.


Pretty much every beggar on the train is homeless.
 
2013-10-27 09:51:18 AM
I read this story about a guy who heard that someone saw one of these beggars get off the subway and get in a Lexus and drive to his mansion in Greenwich, which proves that they're all faking it.
 
2013-10-27 09:54:19 AM
Tthe obama economy goose steps forward.
 
2013-10-27 09:55:23 AM
They should all just get cars.  They wouldn't need to ride the subway to get places, and they can sleep in it when they get there.  NYC is a big city, so it can't be too hard to find a parking spot.
 
2013-10-27 09:56:28 AM
I like when the mta freaked out when homeless people were swiping in subway passengers for less than the cost of the actual fare using the subway cards issued to the homeless for free.
 
2013-10-27 10:00:29 AM
I live in a city that has no public transportation.  So take that, NYC!
 
2013-10-27 10:00:43 AM

poot_rootbeer: I read this story about a guy who heard that someone saw one of these beggars get off the subway and get in a Lexus and drive to his mansion in Greenwich, which proves that they're all faking it.


they really have the stink down pat though. Great actors.
 
2013-10-27 10:02:54 AM
New trend is young, healthy looking white kids of apparently sound mind who beg on the streets. I blame Occupy.
Occupy somewhere else, ya farking vagrants.
 
2013-10-27 10:04:54 AM

skullkrusher: New trend is young, healthy looking white kids of apparently sound mind who beg on the streets. I blame Occupy.
Occupy somewhere else, ya farking vagrants.


You can also now buy cars that have windows that roll down at the touch of a button.
 
2013-10-27 10:08:29 AM

skullkrusher: New trend is young, healthy looking white kids of apparently sound mind who beg on the streets. I blame Occupy.
Occupy somewhere else, ya farking vagrants.


Did you just read Sedaris' next to last book?
 
2013-10-27 10:08:52 AM

Uranus Is Huge!: skullkrusher: New trend is young, healthy looking white kids of apparently sound mind who beg on the streets. I blame Occupy.
Occupy somewhere else, ya farking vagrants.

You can also now buy cars that have windows that roll down at the touch of a button.


maybe it's old news in whatever woebegone cesspit you call home but numerous homeless young white kids is a new phenomenon around these parts
 
2013-10-27 10:09:31 AM

Moopy Mac: skullkrusher: New trend is young, healthy looking white kids of apparently sound mind who beg on the streets. I blame Occupy.
Occupy somewhere else, ya farking vagrants.

Did you just read Sedaris' next to last book?


nope. What dat?
 
2013-10-27 10:11:28 AM

MurphyMurphy: What those poor people need is some boot straps.

Get yourself a shower, a suit and a job at McDonalds.
Next thing you know you'll have that $3k/month studio apt and be living the dream!

/it's like coal miners biatching at the canaries for not looking so good


According to Fark Economic Policy advisors McD's jobs are only for teenagers.
 
2013-10-27 10:11:36 AM

flucto: Wait until de Blasio is Mayor. Everyone will be homeless, problem solved.


Actually I think the unions will be sitting pretty and be well kept.
 
2013-10-27 10:13:06 AM
You can always tell someone is from out of town when they go straight for the significantly less crowded subway car.

Protip: There's a reason why that subway car is sparsely populated on an otherwise packed rush-hour train.
 
2013-10-27 10:13:25 AM

Brosef Stalin: Yeah because arresting people for not having a home is a really effective way of solving the problem of them not having a home...

`Oh you got me officer it's a fair cop! Well that taught me a lesson so let me just get a job and a house and fix my drug addiction real quick`


When I was a cop, we once had a homeless guy go out of his way to get caught committing a felony, because he wanted a place to live for a couple of years, plus a free bus ticket to his home of record afterwards, which was far away from his place of arrest.  He stole a bunch of stuff from one store, walked to the parking lot of the store next door, and stood there yelling at people if they wanted to buy the stuff he just stole from business 1.   We arrest him, then he goes ballistic when we inform him the total value of all the stolen loot was 10 dollars shy of what he needed to get a felony, so he was only going to jail for a few months.
 
2013-10-27 10:14:03 AM

skullkrusher: Uranus Is Huge!: skullkrusher:

maybe it's old news in whatever woebegone cesspit you call home but numerous homeless young white kids is a new phenomenon around these parts


They've been around long enough to earn a specific name. They're called "squeegees" in Montreal.
 
2013-10-27 10:14:39 AM

illogic: You can always tell someone is from out of town when they go straight for the significantly less crowded subway car.

Protip: There's a reason why that subway car is sparsely populated on an otherwise packed rush-hour train.


3 reasons. 1) Stinky homeless person 2) AC not working and 3) the dreaded stinky homeless person AND AC not working combo
 
2013-10-27 10:15:29 AM

wellreadneck: skullkrusher: Uranus Is Huge!: skullkrusher:

maybe it's old news in whatever woebegone cesspit you call home but numerous homeless young white kids is a new phenomenon around these parts

They've been around long enough to earn a specific name. They're called "squeegees" in Montreal.


These guys are girls are too busy designing pretty artful begging signs to bother with squeegeeing
 
2013-10-27 10:17:07 AM
Homeless people are not an eyesore, they are people.

From the comments, New Yorkers are the real monsters.
 
2013-10-27 10:17:29 AM
Ah, the joys of mass transit.  I would rather be stuck in traffic in my car.
 
2013-10-27 10:18:47 AM

skullkrusher: illogic: You can always tell someone is from out of town when they go straight for the significantly less crowded subway car.

Protip: There's a reason why that subway car is sparsely populated on an otherwise packed rush-hour train.

3 reasons. 1) Stinky homeless person 2) AC not working and 3) the dreaded stinky homeless person AND AC not working combo


Once walked into a NYC subway train drunk at 3 am to find an old homeless woman squatting in the center of the car, with her pants around her ankles, urinating into a coffee cup she was holding with her left hand. Man, talk about an eye full.
 
2013-10-27 10:21:45 AM

Doom MD: skullkrusher: illogic: You can always tell someone is from out of town when they go straight for the significantly less crowded subway car.

Protip: There's a reason why that subway car is sparsely populated on an otherwise packed rush-hour train.

3 reasons. 1) Stinky homeless person 2) AC not working and 3) the dreaded stinky homeless person AND AC not working combo

Once walked into a NYC subway train drunk at 3 am to find an old homeless woman squatting in the center of the car, with her pants around her ankles, urinating into a coffee cup she was holding with her left hand. Man, talk about an eye full.


did you fap? Fight fire with fire.
 
2013-10-27 10:21:49 AM
 
2013-10-27 10:23:23 AM

Doom MD: skullkrusher: illogic: You can always tell someone is from out of town when they go straight for the significantly less crowded subway car.

Protip: There's a reason why that subway car is sparsely populated on an otherwise packed rush-hour train.

3 reasons. 1) Stinky homeless person 2) AC not working and 3) the dreaded stinky homeless person AND AC not working combo

Once walked into a NYC subway train drunk at 3 am to find an old homeless woman squatting in the center of the car, with her pants around her ankles, urinating into a coffee cup she was holding with her left hand. Man, talk about an eye full.


Saw a dude taking off his pants and squatting. The car cleared out quicker than a terrorist attack.
 
2013-10-27 10:24:10 AM
Subway beggars are not hobos, stupid New York Post. Those are bums, or possibly tramps if they're just passing through.

www.mindspring.com
 
2013-10-27 10:26:52 AM

AlwaysRightBoy: Actually I think the unions will be sitting pretty and be well kept.


NYC doesn't have the cash to do what the unions want them to do and Albany isn't going to give him the tax increases he wants.
 
2013-10-27 10:27:13 AM
There should be a special car reserved for them...maybe the last car in the train, so they don't have to inconvenience the other riders.
 
2013-10-27 10:32:36 AM
When I see young, well-groomed people panhandling, I want to point out a psychotic, grimy, homeless person, and say "let me know when you get to that state, and you get my dollar."
 
2013-10-27 10:38:07 AM

Billy Bathsalt: When I see young, well-groomed people panhandling, I want to point out a psychotic, grimy, homeless person, and say "let me know when you get to that state, and you get my dollar."


I've only had one experience with that. It was in Seattle. This is pretty close to verbatim:

Me standing on a street corner, wondering where I should go.

Young white guy talking on iPhone: "yeah those guys rock we should totally go. I go get the tickets and meet you there. Hang on a sec I have to hassle this guy for money."

YWG changes tone, holds phone at side and says "Please can I have a couple of dollars? I'm so hungry"

Me "but you just told that guy on the other end of your iPhone that you were going to buy tickets for something..."

YWG "You don't tell me how to spend my money!!!"

Me "uh..."

I know, LSB.
 
2013-10-27 10:48:45 AM

MurphyMurphy: What those poor people need is some boot straps.

Get yourself a shower, a suit and a job at McDonalds.
Next thing you know you'll have that $3k/month studio apt and be living the dream!

/it's like coal miners biatching at the canaries for not looking so good


So what you are saying is the approx. $1 trillion dollars in combined Federal state mean tested welfare spending (at a cost of approx. $700 per US household vs $100 per household for the Iraq war  in FY2010) spread out over 69 programs that include
12 programs providing food aid;
10 housing assistance programs;
10 programs funding social services;
9 educational assistance programs;
8 programs providing cash assistance;
8 vocational training programs;
7 medical assistance programs;
3 energy and utility assistance programs; and,
2 child care and child development programs.

plus many private charities is not enough we need to spend more?


"In FY 2011, total means-tested spending was about $940 of that about $470 billion  went to families with children.

If the $470 billion in welfare spending were divided equally among the lowest-income one-third of families with children (around 14 million families), the result would be around $33,000 per low-income family with children.
In addition, most of these lower-income families have earned income. Average earnings within the whole group are typically about $16,000 per year per family, though in the midst of a recession, earnings will be lower. If average welfare aid and average earnings are combined, the total resources are likely to come to between $40,000 and $46,000 for each lower-income family with children in the U.S. It is very difficult to reconcile this level of spending with conventional claims that millions of lower-income families are chronically hungry, malnourished, or ill-housed. "

But we still have these problems since it is obvious that a lack of funding is not the problem it must be (as it is with all government programs) the way we are spending it.  Billions of dollars  (about 70%) in welfare spending are sucked up by the huge welfare bureaucracies and the welfare bureaucrats before the intended recipients ever see a cent.  That might be a good place to start.

Harvard economist Dale Jorgenson estimated that every dollar of taxes raised by the federal government costs the economy 18 cents. So a $1 tax by the government intended for the poor and needy, reduces GDP by 18 cents. Out of $1 spent on government entitlement programs, 70 cents is on administration. The true net loss to our economy is 88 cents (18 + 70) for every $1 spent. This means out of every dollar the government
spends on entitlement programs only 12 cents (or 12%) actually benefits anyone. In other words 88% is either wasted or is administration costs.
 
2013-10-27 10:50:58 AM
We have more homeless now than before partly because of the slow recovery, but also because Cuomo slashed services that provided housing and a path off the streets for the homeless. The Advantage program wasn't perfect, but it was better than just leaving folks on the street, and got a lot of people out of the cycle of homelessness. He's also slashed funding to keep young gay and lesbian homeless people off the street when there's already a massive waiting list. This means that there's a lot more strain on the shelter and public health systems. He then used that funding to open really expensive shelters upstate, where he's invested the majority of his attention. 

Cuomo is the worst Republican governor we've ever had, despite being a registered Democrat. Christ, he's even making me miss Pataki, and I didn't think I'd ever miss that asshole.
 
2013-10-27 11:05:53 AM

hasty ambush: MurphyMurphy: What those poor people need is some boot straps.

Get yourself a shower, a suit and a job at McDonalds.
Next thing you know you'll have that $3k/month studio apt and be living the dream!

/it's like coal miners biatching at the canaries for not looking so good

So what you are saying is the approx. $1 trillion dollars in combined Federal state mean tested welfare spending (at a cost of approx. $700 per US household vs $100 per household for the Iraq war  in FY2010) spread out over 69 programs that include
12 programs providing food aid;
10 housing assistance programs;
10 programs funding social services;
9 educational assistance programs;
8 programs providing cash assistance;
8 vocational training programs;
7 medical assistance programs;
3 energy and utility assistance programs; and,
2 child care and child development programs.

plus many private charities is not enough we need to spend more?


"In FY 2011, total means-tested spending was about $940 of that about $470 billion  went to families with children.

If the $470 billion in welfare spending were divided equally among the lowest-income one-third of families with children (around 14 million families), the result would be around $33,000 per low-income family with children.
In addition, most of these lower-income families have earned income. Average earnings within the whole group are typically about $16,000 per year per family, though in the midst of a recession, earnings will be lower. If average welfare aid and average earnings are combined, the total resources are likely to come to between $40,000 and $46,000 for each lower-income family with children in the U.S. It is very difficult to reconcile this level of spending with conventional claims that millions of lower-income families are chronically hungry, malnourished, or ill-housed. "

But we still have these problems since it is obvious that a lack of funding is not the problem it must be (as it is with all government programs) the way we are ...


I think he was just making satire of the people who seem to think that the broke, homeless, malnourished and probably physically and/or mentally ill are just one minimum wage job away from fixing all of their problems.
 
2013-10-27 11:09:32 AM

skullkrusher: Doom MD: skullkrusher: illogic: You can always tell someone is from out of town when they go straight for the significantly less crowded subway car.

Protip: There's a reason why that subway car is sparsely populated on an otherwise packed rush-hour train.

3 reasons. 1) Stinky homeless person 2) AC not working and 3) the dreaded stinky homeless person AND AC not working combo

Once walked into a NYC subway train drunk at 3 am to find an old homeless woman squatting in the center of the car, with her pants around her ankles, urinating into a coffee cup she was holding with her left hand. Man, talk about an eye full.

did you fap? Fight fire with fire.


You just made my morning. Good job, sir.
 
2013-10-27 11:12:34 AM

hasty ambush: MurphyMurphy: What those poor people need is some boot straps.

Get yourself a shower, a suit and a job at McDonalds.
Next thing you know you'll have that $3k/month studio apt and be living the dream!

/it's like coal miners biatching at the canaries for not looking so good

So what you are saying is the approx. $1 trillion dollars in combined Federal state mean tested welfare spending (at a cost of approx. $700 per US household vs $100 per household for the Iraq war  in FY2010) spread out over 69 programs that include
12 programs providing food aid;
10 housing assistance programs;
10 programs funding social services;
9 educational assistance programs;
8 programs providing cash assistance;
8 vocational training programs;
7 medical assistance programs;
3 energy and utility assistance programs; and,
2 child care and child development programs.

plus many private charities is not enough we need to spend more?


"In FY 2011, total means-tested spending was about $940 of that about $470 billion  went to families with children.

If the $470 billion in welfare spending were divided equally among the lowest-income one-third of families with children (around 14 million families), the result would be around $33,000 per low-income family with children.
In addition, most of these lower-income families have earned income. Average earnings within the whole group are typically about $16,000 per year per family, though in the midst of a recession, earnings will be lower. If average welfare aid and average earnings are combined, the total resources are likely to come to between $40,000 and $46,000 for each lower-income family with children in the U.S. It is very difficult to reconcile this level of spending with conventional claims that millions of lower-income families are chronically hungry, malnourished, or ill-housed. "

But we still have these problems since it is obvious that a lack of funding is not the problem it must be (as it is with all government programs) the way we are ...

 
2013-10-27 11:17:16 AM

flucto: NYC doesn't have the cash to do what the unions want them to do and Albany isn't going to give him the tax increases he wants.


Not in 2014 - that's an election year - but 2015? Shelly Silver's going to get his current and retroactive pounds of flesh while Cuomo plays the business-friendly moderate and everybody north of Yonkers will get to grab their ankles again.

Because you're a heartless teahadist monster if you complain about the increase on your $3000 property tax bill on your $90,000 shiatbox of a house in Buffalo.
 
2013-10-27 11:27:52 AM

Some Coke Drinking Guy: Brosef Stalin: Yeah because arresting people for not having a home is a really effective way of solving the problem of them not having a home...

`Oh you got me officer it's a fair cop! Well that taught me a lesson so let me just get a job and a house and fix my drug addiction real quick`

When I was a cop, we once had a homeless guy go out of his way to get caught committing a felony, because he wanted a place to live for a couple of years, plus a free bus ticket to his home of record afterwards, which was far away from his place of arrest.  He stole a bunch of stuff from one store, walked to the parking lot of the store next door, and stood there yelling at people if they wanted to buy the stuff he just stole from business 1.   We arrest him, then he goes ballistic when we inform him the total value of all the stolen loot was 10 dollars shy of what he needed to get a felony, so he was only going to jail for a few months.


So why don't we lock up all the homeless? Then we'd be free to let out the people who don't deserve to be there, while still serving the for-profit system the souls it needs to survive.
 
2013-10-27 11:44:20 AM
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2013-10-27 11:46:12 AM
Certainly there HAS to be a middle ground between "let the bums feast on warm human flesh" and "send in the Judges to crack down on the hoboes".


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