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2020-08-14 5:05:54 PM  
I know way too many people who have been in this situation than I should living in America.
 
2020-08-14 6:33:34 PM  

downstairs: I know way too many people who have been in this situation than I should living in America.


Me too. Back in the day, it was the longest six months of my life.
 
2020-08-14 6:44:05 PM  
I was homeless like half a week. That sucked. I can't imagine really being out on the streets.
 
2020-08-14 6:48:42 PM  
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2020-08-14 7:29:52 PM  
Not that I'm acutely aware of the situation or anything, but I know from experience that the front seat of a Jeep can make an adequate bed for weeks at a time
 
2020-08-14 8:33:43 PM  
The USA is the wealthiest country on earth, but we let people suffer like this so billionaires won't have to pay more taxes.
 
2020-08-14 9:22:42 PM  

downstairs: I know way too many people who have been in this situation than I should living in America.


Socialist!
 
2020-08-14 9:22:56 PM  

darkhorse23: downstairs: I know way too many people who have been in this situation than I should living in America.

Me too. Back in the day, it was the longest six months of my life.


Deadbeat!
 
2020-08-14 9:23:11 PM  

edmo: I was homeless like half a week. That sucked. I can't imagine really being out on the streets.


Sucker!
 
2020-08-14 9:23:30 PM  

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Dilbert?
 
2020-08-14 9:23:46 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Not that I'm acutely aware of the situation or anything, but I know from experience that the front seat of a Jeep can make an adequate bed for weeks at a time


Makes me wonder . . .
 
2020-08-14 9:23:58 PM  

revrendjim: The USA is the wealthiest country on earth, but we let people suffer like this so billionaires won't have to pay more taxes.


Socialist!
 
2020-08-14 9:28:00 PM  
Of course, I kid. The most practical advice on there seemed to be the gym membership. Don't know if they do a credit check, that might be a sticking point, but around here, there are a bunch that are $10 a month.

$0.33 per day for a shower, some warmth/AC, fresh water to drink, maybe even some pick up basketball or something for normal social contact.  And of course, a healthier body and mind.

A friggin' bargain.
 
2020-08-14 10:10:06 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Of course, I kid. The most practical advice on there seemed to be the gym membership. Don't know if they do a credit check, that might be a sticking point, but around here, there are a bunch that are $10 a month.

$0.33 per day for a shower, some warmth/AC, fresh water to drink, maybe even some pick up basketball or something for normal social contact.  And of course, a healthier body and mind.

A friggin' bargain.


I know a bunch of RVers that do planet fitness, a bit more expensive at $20/month but their showers are apparently always clean and they're everywhere. Many also allow overnight parking. If you're trying to live a low cost lifestyle apparently staying out on BLM land and going into the gym in the city twice a week is a good way to do it.
 
2020-08-14 10:11:21 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Of course, I kid. The most practical advice on there seemed to be the gym membership. Don't know if they do a credit check, that might be a sticking point, but around here, there are a bunch that are $10 a month.

$0.33 per day for a shower, some warmth/AC, fresh water to drink, maybe even some pick up basketball or something for normal social contact.  And of course, a healthier body and mind.

A friggin' bargain.


I'm assuming healthier body means clean skin? Without a refrigerator, you can't really cook. Without an oven or stove you can't cook. I suppose for 6 months out of the year you can grill out at a city park if they have them.

Admittedly, I don't know any triathletes who are homeless, so maybe you have a different perspective than the homeless I know who eat when they have money, and it usually involves fast food or gas station food or whatever can survive the heat of the summer sun in a car.
 
2020-08-14 10:27:29 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: The Perineum Falcon: [i.imgur.com image 850x257]

Dilbert?


Modified Dilbert.
 
2020-08-14 10:30:15 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: Three Crooked Squirrels: Of course, I kid. The most practical advice on there seemed to be the gym membership. Don't know if they do a credit check, that might be a sticking point, but around here, there are a bunch that are $10 a month.

$0.33 per day for a shower, some warmth/AC, fresh water to drink, maybe even some pick up basketball or something for normal social contact.  And of course, a healthier body and mind.

A friggin' bargain.

I'm assuming healthier body means clean skin? Without a refrigerator, you can't really cook. Without an oven or stove you can't cook. I suppose for 6 months out of the year you can grill out at a city park if they have them.

Admittedly, I don't know any triathletes who are homeless, so maybe you have a different perspective than the homeless I know who eat when they have money, and it usually involves fast food or gas station food or whatever can survive the heat of the summer sun in a car.


$0.33 a day, dude. I get there are other needs, but $0.33 for a shower, warmth/AC, normal social contact, etc.  That's a bargain.

A small percent of my clients are homeless. I get the need.
 
2020-08-14 10:50:49 PM  
YA'ALL NEED WAY MORE SOCIALISM.
 
2020-08-14 10:54:31 PM  
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2020-08-14 11:29:57 PM  
If you are sane enough to do all that you can probably couch surf too.

I've given room and board to needy people for most of my adult life; most of them probably couldn't have handled the advice in the article.
 
2020-08-14 11:34:31 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: AppleOptionEsc: Three Crooked Squirrels: Of course, I kid. The most practical advice on there seemed to be the gym membership. Don't know if they do a credit check, that might be a sticking point, but around here, there are a bunch that are $10 a month.

$0.33 per day for a shower, some warmth/AC, fresh water to drink, maybe even some pick up basketball or something for normal social contact.  And of course, a healthier body and mind.

A friggin' bargain.

I'm assuming healthier body means clean skin? Without a refrigerator, you can't really cook. Without an oven or stove you can't cook. I suppose for 6 months out of the year you can grill out at a city park if they have them.

Admittedly, I don't know any triathletes who are homeless, so maybe you have a different perspective than the homeless I know who eat when they have money, and it usually involves fast food or gas station food or whatever can survive the heat of the summer sun in a car.

$0.33 a day, dude. I get there are other needs, but $0.33 for a shower, warmth/AC, normal social contact, etc.  That's a bargain.

A small percent of my clients are homeless. I get the need.


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2020-08-14 11:56:31 PM  

Sasquach: Three Crooked Squirrels: AppleOptionEsc: Three Crooked Squirrels: Of course, I kid. The most practical advice on there seemed to be the gym membership. Don't know if they do a credit check, that might be a sticking point, but around here, there are a bunch that are $10 a month.

$0.33 per day for a shower, some warmth/AC, fresh water to drink, maybe even some pick up basketball or something for normal social contact.  And of course, a healthier body and mind.

A friggin' bargain.

I'm assuming healthier body means clean skin? Without a refrigerator, you can't really cook. Without an oven or stove you can't cook. I suppose for 6 months out of the year you can grill out at a city park if they have them.

Admittedly, I don't know any triathletes who are homeless, so maybe you have a different perspective than the homeless I know who eat when they have money, and it usually involves fast food or gas station food or whatever can survive the heat of the summer sun in a car.

$0.33 a day, dude. I get there are other needs, but $0.33 for a shower, warmth/AC, normal social contact, etc.  That's a bargain.

A small percent of my clients are homeless. I get the need.

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Over relatively short periods, a poor diet yet sufficient in macronutrients can still leave a person healthier.

I'm not sure why you are knocking what Squirrels said. For a homeless person at the still owning a car and having sanity stage, a gym is incredibly useful for the cost.
 
2020-08-15 2:20:23 AM  
This is the country I grew up in where one family member could work and support five people in a comfortable middle-class lifestyle and we had money and time to take week-long vacations.

Oh, well, the apocalypse sounds like a way more interesting time, anyway.  Thanks for pissing away our future.
 
2020-08-15 7:34:18 AM  
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2020-08-15 10:30:39 AM  

Smackledorfer: Sasquach: Three Crooked Squirrels: AppleOptionEsc: Three Crooked Squirrels: Of course, I
I'm not sure why you are knocking what Squirrels said. For a homeless person at the still owning a car and having sanity stage, a gym is incredibly useful for the cost.


I first heard about this from fark many years ago.  Someone gave a homeless guy a gym membership and the fark collective laughed and said "first world solutions for serious problems" until someone pointed out that it included a shower and a locker.  I suspect the locker is less effective than a car trunk, but if you don't have a car it is even more important.

/if you can use verizon towers, pageplus is dirt cheap cell coverage
//granted, the real savings is paying by the year*, which is a catch-22 for the homeless
///Samuel Grimes "boots theory of economic injustice" strikes again!
/* $80 for 8 gigs or 1333 minutes (pro-rated out of the same bucket), but good for one year.  Use wifi whenever possible.
 
2020-08-15 11:22:03 AM  
The idea that there are no jobs is a farce. We are offering above average starting pay (above $15/hr), medical, dental and life insurance. Matching 401K and a $500 sign on bonus. Literally 2 people have applied. We need 30 to be staffed adequately. All the businesses around are in the same situation. We are not in a large or expensive city nor are we in nowhereville. Over $15 / hr is a very livable wage here.
 
2020-08-15 11:59:18 AM  
why don't the poors just buy more money?
 
2020-08-15 12:23:33 PM  

bfh0417: The idea that there are no jobs is a farce. We are offering above average starting pay (above $15/hr), medical, dental and life insurance. Matching 401K and a $500 sign on bonus. Literally 2 people have applied. We need 30 to be staffed adequately. All the businesses around are in the same situation. We are not in a large or expensive city nor are we in nowhereville. Over $15 / hr is a very livable wage here.


You sound like a bunch of assholes then.  Sorry, it's one or the other - if it's not the wage, then you're just horrible people to work for and words gotten around.
 
2020-08-15 6:32:33 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: The most practical advice on there seemed to be the gym membership.


(howls with sarcastic laughter)

The gyms are shut down due to Covid-19. You didn't happen to notice that?
 
2020-08-15 6:56:29 PM  

gadian: bfh0417: The idea that there are no jobs is a farce. We are offering above average starting pay (above $15/hr), medical, dental and life insurance. Matching 401K and a $500 sign on bonus. Literally 2 people have applied. We need 30 to be staffed adequately. All the businesses around are in the same situation. We are not in a large or expensive city nor are we in nowhereville. Over $15 / hr is a very livable wage here.

You sound like a bunch of assholes then.  Sorry, it's one or the other - if it's not the wage, then you're just horrible people to work for and words gotten around.


Lol. Well, I guess it's possible.
 
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