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    revgerry, Noor B

    An empty building is a perverted waste if there's homeless in the area.

    It's same as food "shortages": most times, it's not that there isn't food, the hungry can't pay what the owners/horders of the food want to get their profit.

    When there "isn't" housing and abandoned buildings, then the owners don't want to rent it out for what the homeless can pay. And if there's "safety" concerns, I wonder how much of that of building codes being overly stringent to keep the poor out or work wanted for local contractors, or fear of lawsuits. Life expectancy in a lot of "unsafe" houses would be much longer than life expectancy sleeping under a bridge.

    Let's stop the harrassment/criminalizing of dissent in U.S.A.

    by stargaze on Sun Mar 06, 2011 at 09:47:42 AM PST

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    •  So many "shortages" (1+ / 0-)
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      There's a shortage of food, housing, credit, education, jobs . . . in short there's a shortage of all basic living necessities.  And yet there's a millionaire for every hundred people.  Maybe that doesn't seem like a lot.  But I ask myself, "When was the last time I needed a plutocrat?"

      By that measure, privileged rich people are about the only thing we have a surplus of.        

      "Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground." - Fredrick Douglass

      by Strange New World on Sun Mar 06, 2011 at 01:51:06 PM PST

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