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(BBC-US)   Apparently Finland ended homelessness last year. What would President Never Makes A Mistake have to do to erase his failures of 2020?   (bbc.com) divider line
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2020-07-09 10:26:28 PM  
"Vaat da faaack??"
 
2020-07-09 11:36:18 PM  
Commit suicide and leave behind a list of all of his crimes, how to get evidence, and who the accomplices were.
 
2020-07-10 3:28:45 AM  
Eat a bullet.
 
2020-07-10 4:43:01 AM  
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2020-07-10 4:50:26 AM  
A tiny country with barely more population than South Carolina and a homogeneous culture solved a problem? Gee, why can't we?
 
2020-07-10 4:51:42 AM  
No homeless on the streets does not mean no homeless.
NYC tried to force institutionalize mentally ill people, but the supreme court ruled that unconstitutional unless they pose harm to themselves or others.
They are allowed to remove all homeless from the streets when it gets too cold for this reason, but they are still considered homeless.
 
2020-07-10 5:38:38 AM  
Steal Obama's time machine and make sure he got elected instead of Obama. What else? It's all Obama's fault anyway!
 
2020-07-10 6:04:36 AM  
Use it as a how-to guide. Again.

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2020-07-10 6:08:25 AM  

Not_Todd: A tiny country with barely more population than South Carolina and a homogeneous culture solved a problem? Gee, why can't we?


The South. The entire reason why we can't have nice things.

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2020-07-10 6:30:01 AM  

Not_Todd: A tiny country with barely more population than South Carolina and a homogeneous culture solved a problem? Gee, why can't we?


This is rather a poor argument, to my mind. (also , f*cking "homogenous culture" is a right wing trope, so let it go). Other than the willfully homeless, it's a matter of circumstance, not of character. They are first a person, and secondarily suffer from the condition of homelessness.

The solution is scaleable. To give you an idea : the homelessness rate when Finland started was roughly 0.35%. At present in the USA it's 0.2% All you need to do it is the political will. It doesn't matter who is homeless, only that they're homeless.

for reference, you may want to read David Byrne's piece here : https://reasonstobecheerful.world/e​ver​ybody-needs-a-home/
 
2020-07-10 8:53:29 AM  
How do you fix homelessness when there are a certain percentage of them who like the lifestyle and you can't drag them kicking and screaming into a shelter?
 
2020-07-10 9:33:33 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: How do you fix homelessness when there are a certain percentage of them who like the lifestyle and you can't drag them kicking and screaming into a shelter?


Exactly the same way as when that percentage is absent!

ok...so we deduct that percentage ,whatever it may be (I couldn't find any data or studies to tell me, so I'll use 2%; feel free to correct the number), the rest still gets a home. So instead of 0.2% homeless, you have 0.004%. In short you go from 17 per 10,000 population to 0.34 per 10,000 population. Still a win.

In any case, I cannot judge if a shelter is significantly better in some instances than the street.
 
2020-07-10 10:02:41 AM  
It would require a time machine and a strong punch to a pregnant woman.
 
2020-07-10 1:42:30 PM  

Not_Todd: A tiny country with barely more population than South Carolina and a homogeneous culture solved a problem? Gee, why can't we?


Trump is President.  You can throw away your dog whistle now.  Just blame balck people.  Say it.
 
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