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(NYPost)   The homeless man who had his coffin-sized shanty inside Manhattan Bridge torn down by the NYPD on Thursday has found himself a new place to sleep at night, and he's lovin' it   (nypost.com) divider line 81
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2014-04-20 07:33:52 AM  

RanDomino: miniflea: I'm not sure what this guy's problem is, but I doubt that getting too good at menial jobs is it.  I'd feel sorry for the guy, but some people just can't be, or don't want to be helped.

Therefore, death?


YOU there! Cake or Death?
/we're outta cake just fyi

Mr_Crink: They keep taking away our freedoms.


Not true! He's free. Free to go be homeless somewhere else. For God's sake he was living in a little shanty under a bridge! How much more un-American can you get? House with a white picket fence or gtfo. Next thing you know he'll be asking for something to eat or affordable healthcare. Probably both. At the same time! Does he have a million bucks? He could totally do that with a million bucks.
 
2014-04-20 07:50:01 AM  
 
2014-04-20 08:15:04 AM  

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: phrawgh: When will the militias arrive to defend his rights?

Before they find out he's not white.


Nor a landowner
 
2014-04-20 08:16:25 AM  

MechaPyx: YOU there! Cake or Death?
/we're outta cake just fyi


Cake, please. You can just owe it too me.
 
2014-04-20 08:28:38 AM  
Are there no prisons? And the Union workhouses, are they still in operation?
 
2014-04-20 08:32:32 AM  

Mr_Crink: It's not about bridge trespass at all. I just found out that Donald Trump's second cousin twice removed made a deal with Mayor Bloomburg to develop those bridge cubby holes into luxury studio apartments. It turns out that the squatter is an operative of a Chinese developer who planned to develop the bridge spaces as affordable housing until Trump's distant relative somehow persuaded Bloomburg to turn the contract over to him. Was there a bribe involved? Maybe a kickback promised? Some people might claim that. Turn on the lights and watch the cockroaches scatter! That's how the government operates these days. They keep taking away our freedoms. We the people need to rise up and take our country back.


It's even deeper than that. Joe Zhou worked for ENN Group, the ones doing the solar project in Clark Country, Nevada, when he was in China. He recommended against pursuing the project because of the impact it would have on ranchers like Clive Bundy. When Harry Reid heard about this he told the ENN Group to get rid of him. But he was related to on the the owners of ENN Group (2nd cousin I think), and so they won't do it. Reid called in Hillary Clinton to pressure them, and finally they worked out a deal where Obummer promised to not take any real action when the Chinese contested islands in the sea of Japan and they turned over Zhou to the CIA. We don't know what exactly they did with him yet, but we think he was in a FEMA camp for a while because his speech impediment is a commons side-effect of the memory wipes they do there. I've nearly got all the pieces together, and when I do this is going to bring down Obummer, Reid and Clinton in one fell swoop. I've got a website where you can help fund the research and break this story!!
 
2014-04-20 08:50:10 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: Zasteva: Mr_Crink: It's not about bridge trespass at all. I just found out that Donald Trump's second cousin twice removed made a deal with Mayor Bloomburg to develop those bridge cubby holes into luxury studio apartments. It turns out that the squatter is an operative of a Chinese developer who planned to develop the bridge spaces as affordable housing until Trump's distant relative somehow persuaded Bloomburg to turn the contract over to him. Was there a bribe involved? Maybe a kickback promised? Some people might claim that. Turn on the lights and watch the cockroaches scatter! That's how the government operates these days. They keep taking away our freedoms. We the people need to rise up and take our country back.

It's even deeper than that. Joe Zhou worked for ENN Group, the ones doing the solar project in Clark Country, Nevada, when he was in China. He recommended against pursuing the project because of the impact it would have on ranchers like Clive Bundy. When Harry Reid heard about this he told the ENN Group to get rid of him. But he was related to on the the owners of ENN Group (2nd cousin I think), and so they won't do it. Reid called in Hillary Clinton to pressure them, and finally they worked out a deal where Obummer promised to not take any real action when the Chinese contested islands in the sea of Japan and they turned over Zhou to the CIA. We don't know what exactly they did with him yet, but we think he was in a FEMA camp for a while because his speech impediment is a commons side-effect of the memory wipes they do there. I've nearly got all the pieces together, and when I do this is going to bring down Obummer, Reid and Clinton in one fell swoop. I've got a website where you can help fund the research and break this story!!

you two are in direct competition with our resident Ninja. you two are doing well, it's a good start, but... hard work will eventually pay off in the end... keep up the good work, and after a few more digital years, you two may be Ninjas as well.


Nobody Ninjas like the PocketNinja.
 
2014-04-20 08:54:38 AM  

Tetrazphere: This is a simple liberal or conservative test.

If you think society is marginalizing him and not giving him the tools or chance to succeed and maybe there should be a social government-funded  program to help people in these special cases , you're liberal.

If you think many people go through tough circumstances and those that are self-reliant and willing to work hard and put up with difficult work if necessary is what's needed to get ahead in life, you're conservative.

/If you think both are true that's Integral thinking


What if I just think he's probably living exactly the way wants to and he has no intention of accepting help or working harder to live a more "normal" life?
 
2014-04-20 09:12:16 AM  

ModernLuddite: He looks like a Chinese Bill Murray.


He's certainly been living on the razor's edge. I just hope he finds another caddy shack to live in soon.
 
2014-04-20 09:41:09 AM  

Carousel Beast: They took him to a shelter. He promptly left there and states he doesn't like shelters.


Homeless shelters in big cities were gang-infested crack dens 20 years ago, I don't think they've changed much since.

OTOH the shelters here in Lexington KY are pretty nice but you have to be in Lexington KY. I'd rather be very poor here than NYC, but I'm weird.


If he chooses not to avail himself of the services provided (and he's already left his family behind), what more do you think the police should have done?

They should have left him alone in the first place.
 
2014-04-20 09:59:44 AM  
Congratulations, press! You guys alerted the casinos to the voucher deal this guy used to make a few bucks, making him completely penniless, than you alert the authorities about his clever home under bridge, causing the police to destroy it and throw out all of his belongings!!

What a wonderful bunch of people you reporters are!

Bonus: You get yet another story to write when all of your reporting causes the inevitable and predictable outcome!
 
2014-04-20 10:03:38 AM  
He's sleeping on a random red couch?
 
2014-04-20 10:09:23 AM  
Well you can't just let homeless people live in homes.

Then what would you call them? People just like you and me?
 
2014-04-20 10:09:39 AM  
thenypost.files.wordpress.com

He looks to be in good spirits.

/Praise the Lord!
 
2014-04-20 10:30:36 AM  

LesserEvil: Congratulations, press! You guys alerted the casinos to the voucher deal this guy used to make a few bucks, making him completely penniless, than you alert the authorities about his clever home under bridge, causing the police to destroy it and throw out all of his belongings!!

What a wonderful bunch of people you reporters are!

Bonus: You get yet another story to write when all of your reporting causes the inevitable and predictable outcome!


Hi, are you new to the world of news?

There's no moralistic ideology behind it. Just 'get the scoop'.

Next you'll tell me you expect that the government and the like should pay and take care of him.

Damn humans and their outrageous expectations...
 
2014-04-20 10:32:03 AM  

The One True TheDavid: They should have left him alone in the first place.


Yes, removing someone who may or may not have been the cause of a traffic problem in the future, living in unsafe conditions as it is, should be left alone, especially after being discovered, only to encourage more people to try the same thing.

Yes the police should DEFINITELY not be out their enforcing law and order.

Nope. Never that.
 
2014-04-20 11:08:45 AM  
How did someone who has difficulty completing sentences manage to go through the complex process of immigration?

Maybe someone back home was so glad to get rid of him, they filled all the paperwork out for him and drove him to the airport.

Maybe it was whoever maintains the bridges.
 
2014-04-20 11:15:53 AM  

log_jammin: wildcardjack: log_jammin: wildcardjack: Isn't there a whole Chinese-American community in NYC? He's managed to alienate himself from them.

I hear there is a whole African-american community in NYC as well, yet strangely, there is still homeless African Americans..

Yeah, but the Asians are job creators.

and are good at math


And horrible drivers.
 
2014-04-20 11:52:19 AM  
I'm glad this happened. It just proves that the NYPD have solved all other crimes, and have nothing better to do with their time.

/Why do the homeless hate our freedoms?
 
2014-04-20 11:55:09 AM  

Aces and Eights: How did someone who has difficulty completing sentences manage to go through the complex process of immigration?

Maybe someone back home was so glad to get rid of him, they filled all the paperwork out for him and drove him to the airport.

Maybe it was whoever maintains the bridges.


Sadly, I can see some members of my extended family being sent off like this...

/ that's probably how my ancestors would up in the US back in the 19th cent...
 
2014-04-20 12:59:08 PM  
So Zhou was out of bounds for staking out a piece of public property for his personal use?

If only he was a cattle rancher in Nevada.

Fox would have that bridge onscreen 24/7.
 
2014-04-20 01:22:08 PM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: I'm glad this happened. It just proves that the NYPD have solved all other crimes, and have nothing better to do with their time.

/Why do the homeless hate our freedoms?


Sorry, but this guy is a criminal. 
How dare he be poor in America and think he could just get away with it.
 
2014-04-20 01:31:23 PM  

rewind2846: Carousel Beast: They took him to a shelter. He promptly left there and states he doesn't like shelters. If he chooses not to avail himself of the services provided (and he's already left his family behind), what more do you think the police should have done?

Have you ever BEEN to a homeless shelter? He's safer on the streets. At least if he found somewhere to hide (which he did) he doesn't have to worry about getting shanked or raped in the middle of the night.


Yes, as a matter of fact, I support this one right here. Now, maybe in your "sophisticated and enlightened" cities they're shiatholes, but that's not true all over.
 
2014-04-20 01:40:24 PM  

Capo Del Bandito: The One True TheDavid: They should have left him alone in the first place.

Yes, removing someone who may or may not have been the cause of a traffic problem in the future, living in unsafe conditions as it is, should be left alone, especially after being discovered, only to encourage more people to try the same thing.


So far he hasn't bothered or hurt anybody or suffered any accidents.

You may or may not run over a little kid who runs into the street as you drive to work tomorrow. What should we do with you? I know! How about take your car and license away just in the off chance that it might save a life.

Yes the police should DEFINITELY not be out their enforcing law and order.

Nope. Never that.


What law was he breaking that's worth wrecking what little life he'd achieved? Tresspassing? Supposed we do the same with you: step one foot on property you don't have express written permission to be on and we'll take throw all your stuff out and make you stay in a homeless shelter or McDonald's.

As for "order," in what way was he causing disorder? What tumult or commotion, what civil disturbance? You think maybe drivers were spooked by his snoring?

Jeez, man. Try North Korea.
 
2014-04-20 02:24:56 PM  

The One True TheDavid: What law was he breaking that's worth wrecking what little life he'd achieved? Tresspassing? Supposed we do the same with you: step one foot on property you don't have express written permission to be on and we'll take throw all your stuff out and make you stay in a homeless shelter or McDonald's.


Public property, making it his home, trespassing, possible danger to the public/traffic, there's this whole 'logistics' thing most people don't take into consideration.

The One True TheDavid: What should we do with you? I know! How about take your car and license away just in the off chance that it might save a life.


Your hyperbole and strawman are adorable, but let's keep that to a minimum if you want me to take you seriously.

The One True TheDavid: As for "order," in what way was he causing disorder? What tumult or commotion, what civil disturbance? You think maybe drivers were spooked by his snoring?


Did you miss the part about 'discouraging others from trying that'? Or are you willfully ignorant?

Look I get that you have a spoiled 1st Worlder's Conscience and an overabundance of empathy instead of rationality, that's common in most places these days. But do you really think that this guy's story is that unique, and that others won't copy it if the cops had just 'let him be' after it became news?

Again, your lack of forethought and ability are what's cutting you off at the legs here.

"Dear God. What is it like in your funny little brains? It must be so boring."
 
2014-04-20 02:52:21 PM  

HotWingAgenda: Tetrazphere: This is a simple liberal or conservative test.

If you think society is marginalizing him and not giving him the tools or chance to succeed and maybe there should be a social government-funded  program to help people in these special cases , you're liberal.

If you think many people go through tough circumstances and those that are self-reliant and willing to work hard and put up with difficult work if necessary is what's needed to get ahead in life, you're conservative.

/If you think both are true that's Integral thinking

And if I think both are a load of bullshiat?


Depends on if you have a practical well informed distinct alternate opinion. If so it likely still falls into a focus on the exterior unfair variables that the man has no control of (liberal), or the interior attitudes such as self-reliance, work ethic and self-motivation (conservative). If you demand on including both interior of exterior of self and culture, that is Integral. And there's always the possibility you are some type of anti-social narcissist who has a knee-jerk reaction to disagree with anyone else's assertion, but that is too strong of a label to just throw around.
 
2014-04-20 02:55:50 PM  

Tetrazphere: Depends on if you have a practical well informed distinct alternate opinion. If so it likely still falls into a focus on the exterior unfair variables that the man has no control of (liberal), or the interior attitudes such as self-reliance, work ethic and self-motivation (conservative). If you demand on including both interior of exterior of self and culture, that is Integral. And there's always the possibility you are some type of anti-social narcissist who has a knee-jerk reaction to disagree with anyone else's assertion, but that is too strong of a label to just throw around.


What sort of thinking is it when you believe that there's no such thing as 'luck' but it's all randomized and sometimes life just sucks and it's best for people it's not directly effecting to either do something about themselves (pitch in, help, volunteer) or accept that life is shiat for some people and they should stop braying like mules about 'inequality'?
 
2014-04-20 03:49:14 PM  

picturescrazy: Strongbeerrules: What did he do to anyone?

That's my thought. He's not hurting anyone being up there and made himself a decent shelter that's out of everyone's way. Why kick him out?


Because when his little shed catches fire and burns up all the power and communications cabling under there it's gonna hurt a lot of people.
 
2014-04-20 08:36:18 PM  

Capo Del Bandito: Tetrazphere: Depends on if you have a practical well informed distinct alternate opinion. If so it likely still falls into a focus on the exterior unfair variables that the man has no control of (liberal), or the interior attitudes such as self-reliance, work ethic and self-motivation (conservative). If you demand on including both interior of exterior of self and culture, that is Integral. And there's always the possibility you are some type of anti-social narcissist who has a knee-jerk reaction to disagree with anyone else's assertion, but that is too strong of a label to just throw around.

What sort of thinking is it when you believe that there's no such thing as 'luck' but it's all randomized and sometimes life just sucks and it's best for people it's not directly effecting to either do something about themselves (pitch in, help, volunteer) or accept that life is shiat for some people and they should stop braying like mules about 'inequality'?


I think that falls on a weak liberal side (acknowledging the exterior 'random' events). And I say weak only in the sense that you are not following that up by laying blame on the exterior society/culture around him. Possibly a southern democrat or libertarian view.
 
2014-04-20 10:30:55 PM  
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-04-21 02:09:36 PM  
So unlike all of the trolls on Fark, he actually lives under a bridge.
 
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