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2017-07-20 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Los Angeles' homeless crisis goes from bad to worse
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Posted by Skidmark 2017-07-20 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [694 views ]  Top

#1 While places like Skid Row aren't around anymore to keep them warehoused, mainly it's the benign political and environmental climate. Having a good supply of drugs available is a factor as well.

As an aside, L.A. County's been dumping the more-problematic population into the other counties.
Posted by Pappy 2017-07-20 08:45||   2017-07-20 08:45|| Front Page Top

#2 I know! Pay he homeless $15 an hour to lounge somewhere else!
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2017-07-20 09:35||   2017-07-20 09:35|| Front Page Top

#3 Go west and claim your EBT card. 10% of the population and 30% of the welfare recipients.

Although on a normalized population basis, the largest welfare drain cohort is the US Congress. Wish I was sarcastic. Those useless tools couldn't find their own tallywackers with a 6-man search /sarcoff
Posted by Warthog 2017-07-20 10:00||   2017-07-20 10:00|| Front Page Top

#4 Wait...where's Skid Row?
Posted by Skidmark 2017-07-20 10:52||   2017-07-20 10:52|| Front Page Top

#5 "The cost of housing is far outpacing the increase in incomes."

This is always a favorite response of politicians, do gooders and developers. But it's a load of crap. If these people were willing to work and manage their money for some purpose other than booze, cigarettes and drugs they could find housing somewhere. Maybe not in Los Angeles, but somewhere. Go ahead and build a high rise apartment building and subsidize the rent for them at taxpayers' expense. Watch them tear it apart and burn it down.

But I think a better approach is to let them pitch their tents out in the desert surrounded by concertina wire so civilized people don't have to step over them on the sidewalks and smell their pee. We have vagrancy laws, we just need to enforce them. A taste of that might not smarten 'em up but it'd at least get them out of Los Angeles...and San Diego too.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2017-07-20 11:31||   2017-07-20 11:31|| Front Page Top

#6 Wait...where's Skid Row?

Skid Row

Basically used to have warehouse-type hotels. Basically plywood cubicles, but cheap. Plenty of bums and drunks, but they were well-behaved bums and drunks.
Posted by Pappy 2017-07-20 11:43||   2017-07-20 11:43|| Front Page Top

#7 Back in the long long ago, middle aged couples would turn their homes into boarding houses, take in respectable singles, shared baths, a meal or two a day included, for a few dollars a week. The man of the house was also the enforcer of decorum. My parents lived in separate boarding houses up until their marriage. Mother's landlords kept an eagle eye on my future father when he came courting. Mother's landlady became her "second mother" -- mother's exact terminology. Can't imagine that happening much if at all nowadays with the current generation.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2017-07-20 12:06||   2017-07-20 12:06|| Front Page Top

#8 Just came back from Callie and the bums are everywhere, and very aggressive.
Posted by regular joe 2017-07-20 12:26||   2017-07-20 12:26|| Front Page Top

#9 From what I understand the homeless breaks down into three groups: (1) Temp homeless, people that did everything right but bad luck hit them (2) Grifters who don't want to work (3) Drug users and the insane

I don't know the numbers for each but the system works pretty well to get the first group off of the streets, and the second group survives off of the loopholes in that system. Nobody knows what to do about the third group but the answers that help the first one don't seem to work.
Posted by rjschwarz 2017-07-20 15:05||   2017-07-20 15:05|| Front Page Top

#10 Isn't it amazing how the homeless problem always seems worse whenever there's a Republican president in the White House?

Wait...where's Skid Row?

I don't think they've toured in over ten years.
Posted by Raj 2017-07-20 15:26||   2017-07-20 15:26|| Front Page Top

#11 let them pitch their tents out in the desert surrounded by concertina wire so civilized people don't have to step over them on the sidewalks

Hmmm. Not a bad idea, but it needs better marketing. Let's call it the Bumming Man Festival and give out free tickets. Should be a magnet for wastrels and layabouts of all stripes.
Posted by SteveS 2017-07-20 17:14||   2017-07-20 17:14|| Front Page Top

#12 the original Skid Road is ironically in Seattle, another bastion of the homeless which also happens to be one of the epicenters of the Left.
Posted by 746 2017-07-20 17:21||   2017-07-20 17:21|| Front Page Top

#13 Screw you SteveS! It's bad enough here right now as it is! (Lives in Gerlach, NV)
Posted by Secret Master 2017-07-20 21:12||   2017-07-20 21:12|| Front Page Top

#14 SM - I still have relatives in Tahoe, Carson, Pyramid Lake area, Reno (family from Fallon, Fernley). I understand your WTF!
Posted by Frank G 2017-07-20 21:33||   2017-07-20 21:33|| Front Page Top

#15 Frank, still one month out and northern Washoe County smells like its been crop dusted with a mixture of patchouli oil and arm pit!
Posted by Secret Master 2017-07-20 21:46||   2017-07-20 21:46|| Front Page Top

#16 LOL! My family actually has several school desks (unknown vintage, probably '30s-40s) from a school in Gerlach my Uncle dismantled - under contract.... Initials and slurs still carved into them :-)
Posted by Frank G 2017-07-20 21:51||   2017-07-20 21:51|| Front Page Top

#17 Why, what else would one do at a desk in Gerlach?
Posted by Secret Master 2017-07-20 22:09||   2017-07-20 22:09|| Front Page Top

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