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  •  It is well known in the RV world (4+ / 0-)

    that most Walmarts actually encourage Rvers and other travelers to park overnight - they are a huge customer base for sales. Not all do, especially if there has been trouble.

    While living in Tucson, i noticed many RVs and mini vans parked in the nearby Walmart every time i passed by late at night.

    There are ways to do it, especially in bigger cities that have 24 hour store hours.
    Highway rest stops and big rig truck stops are a good option also.

    A friend lived in his van for a year, in New Hampshire, while going thru a divorce.

    That this is who we are now, a nation of increasing numbers of desperate people that are arrested for trying to keep family together and alive, is profoundly sick.

    'How like fish we are: ready, nay, eager, to seize upon whatever new thing.......And how we rue our haste, finding the gilded morsel to contain a hook". ALDO LEOPOLD - A Sand County Almanac

    by flowerfarmer on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 06:22:32 AM PDT

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    •  RE: That this is who we are now (1+ / 0-)
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      Yes it is sick. I have interviewed many mobile homeless people in various Walmart parking lots as you can see at:

      The guy in this vid was in an area where there's no big Walmarts nearby - only a tiny Walmart that has a parking garage that's locked up at night - by downtown L.A.  There's also one on Crenshaw Blvd and I think they lock the gate at night too.

      Otherwise I don't think there are any 24/7 Walmarts anywhere near the main parts of L.A.

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      by jeff4justice on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 05:54:26 PM PDT

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