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  •  It's not inexucable...don't be so hard on yourself (1+ / 0-)
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    karmsy

    And yes, there is extreme poverty in Israel, as there is in almost any "developed" country.

    I'm "THE" Troubadour," and not "Troubadour" without the article. We're different people here at DK :)

    by David Harris Gershon on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 06:25:41 PM PDT

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    •  That's just astonishing. (1+ / 0-)
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      Our homeless are that way, often, because of underlying issues such as substance abuse or severe mental illness. The social supports they need to be fully integrated into society don't exist. Sometimes, they come from families that have been poor and disadvantaged for generations, due to such factors as racial discrimination. Is it similar in Israel? Who ends up desperately poor?

      It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

      by karmsy on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 06:37:40 PM PDT

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      •  Similar circumstances...those who come from (1+ / 0-)
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        disadvantaged groups, some who succumb to mental health diseases or drugs, some who fall on hard times.

        People for whom social supports either elude them or don't exist in full.

        I'm "THE" Troubadour," and not "Troubadour" without the article. We're different people here at DK :)

        by David Harris Gershon on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 06:45:56 PM PDT

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      •  NO! It's the shortage of affordable housing. (1+ / 0-)
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        karmsy

        That those who are least capable are the ones who are left homeless is just a result of not having enough housing for everybody.  Studying which people come up short is irrelevant to why there is not enough housing for everyone.

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