Wednesday, November 30, 2005

The booming population of downtown Houston

I eagerly searched a recent Brookings report on the population growth of downtowns for information specific to Houston. The good news is we had an incredible 200% growth rate during the 1990s. The bad news is, well, in this footnote from the report:
Many cities have historically viewed their
downtowns as repositories for locally
unwanted land uses, especially prisons,
homeless shelters, group homes for delinquents,
and treatment facilities for the
addicted. For example, Houston, which is
not included in this study, represents an
extreme case as 81 percent of its downtown
population is incarcerated. Their increase
in the 1990s yielded a growth rate for the
city of more than 200 percent. Subtracting
inmates, Houston actually lost downtown
population in the 1990s. Downtowns in the
sample cities with high proportions of prisoners
are: Pittsburgh (34 percent), Cleveland
(23 percent), Indianapolis (23
percent), San Antonio (22 percent), Charlotte
(16 percent), and Milwaukee (12 percent).
In the 1990s, these places built more
jails, collectively increasing the number of
incarcerated by 53 percent.
I still find it hard to believe we actually lost downtown population during the 1990s, esp. if you were to consider Midtown as really an extended part of downtown - or consider the new residential just east of Minute Maid and the GRB. But, hey, at least you can say we have high-density residential downtown - although I don't think the guards encourage a very pedestrian-friendly environment...

7 Comments:

At 9:59 PM, November 30, 2005, Anonymous ttyler5@hotmail.com said...

And what do the other 19% do for a living?

 
At 10:18 AM, December 01, 2005, Blogger drbloggingon said...

I WANT TO EXPRESS THAT THIS IS NOT AN OPINION IT’S A TRUE ACCOUNT OF MY EXPERIENCES.

FOR 8 YEARS I HAVE BEEN ON A QUEST TO FIND A NICE PLACE TO LIVE AND NOW I AM FACED WITH THE CHOICE OF COLD WEATHER AND BUMS OR WARM WEATHER AND BUMS, UNFORTUNATELY THERE WERE NO ALTERNATIVES THAT DID NOT INCLUDE BUMS, DRUNKS, DRUG ADDICTS, CRACK HEADS,VAGRANTS, HOMELESS, PANHANDLERS OR WHATEVER THEY ARE CALLING THEMSELVES.

WHY DOES ALL THE SYMPATHY AND UNDERSTANDING GO TO THE DRUNK, DRUGGED OUT AND CON ARTIST HOMELESS COMMUNITY, WHY NO SYMPATHY FOR ME?

ABOUT ME, I AM A NATIVE CALIFORNIAN, I AM A WOMAN, I AM A MINORITY. I GIVE TO CHARITIES.I HAVE VOLUNTEERED IN HOMELESS SHELTERS, I USE TO SPEAK, ONE ON ONE TO THE HOMELESS ABOUT THEIR SITUATION. I WAS RAISED TO TREAT PEOPLE EQUALLY.I’M TRADITIONALY A DEMOCRATE BUT I AM NOW ONLY WILLING TO SUPPORT CANDIDATES THAT ARE AGAINST THE PROGRAMS THAT ENABLE THIS BEHAVIOR.

WHY DO WE CONTINUE TO APOLOGIZE FOR GENTRIFICATION, RENOVATION AND THE REVITALIZATION OF NEIGBORHOODS? WE PAID FOR IT YET THE HOMELESS ORGANIZATIONS MAKE US FEEL GUILTY. WE PAY THOUSANDS TO LIVE IN MAJOR CITIES AND THEY PAY NOTHING AND WANT THE SAME PRIVILIGES. TO MAKE IT WORST THEY ASK US FOR MONEY IN FEARFUL FACE TO FACE ENCOUNTERS AND MAKE US PAY THROUGH TAXES AND MANY OTHER WAYS.

DRUNKENESS, DRUG ABUSE AND VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARE NOT DISEASES THEY ARE CHOICES. I COULD HAVE BEEN A DRUNK, I COULD HAVE USED DRUGS AND I COULD HAVE STAYED WITH AN ABUSIVE SPOUSE. I HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO ALL OF THESE SITUATIONS. THE CHOICES ARE EVIDENT AND MOST OF US DID NOT MAKE THOSE WRONG CHOICES AND IF WE DID, WE RECOGNIZED SOON ENOUGH TO CORRECT THE MISTAKE BEFORE SLIPPING INTO A HELLISH EXISTANCE. THESE PEOPLE MAKE THE WRONG CHOICES FOR DECADES AND THEY WANT YOU TO PAY, THEY HOLD US RESPONSIBLE AND ATTACK ANYONE THAT HAS THEIR LIFE TOGETHER.

WHAT I’VE HEARD

I HEAR THE HOMELESS ADVOCATES VOICING THEIR VISION OF THE FUTURE? TO HAVE FULL ACCESS TO ALL STREETS, PARKS, BEACHES, LIBRARIES ETC. TO DEFECATE, UNINATE, SLEEP, CAMP, HAVE SEX AND BE DRUNK IN THE STREETS FOR AN UNLIMITED PERIOD OF TIME? TO KEEP DEVELOPERS OUT SO NO NEW BUILDINGS ARE BUILT AND THEY CAN COMFORTABLY SLEEP IN FRONT OLD BOARDED UP DELAPEDATED DUMPS?
IF SO, WHERE CAN THE NORMAL PEOPLE GO? THE ANSWER IS… NOWHERE. WHEREVER EVER WE GO, THEY FOLLOW. THEY CAN’T LIVE WITH EACH OTHER, SO THEY MUST LIVE WITH US OR THEY WILL NOT SURVIVE.

I HEAR HOMELESS ORGANIZATIONS HAVE STARTED TREATING HOMELESS SITUATIONS AS A LIFE CHOICE. WITH NO QUESTIONS ASKED, WE’RE SUPPOSE TO HELP THEM TO MAINTAIN HOMELESSNESS AND JUST PROVIDE HOUSING WHEN THEY’RE TIRED OF WALKING THE STREETS AND FOOD WHEN THEIR HUNGRY.
THEY HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE THEMSELVES A PERMANENT GROUP AND PEOPLE WITH HOMES ARE THEIR ENEMY.
I THOUGHT THESE ORGANIZATIONS WERE SUPPOSE TO HELP PEOPLE TO FIND JOBS AND HOUSING.

I HEAR PEOPLE SUPPORTING THE CONTINUATION OF GIVING MONEY, BEDS,HEALTH CARE AND THE STOPPAGE OF TICKETS FOR OFFENCES.I JUST CAN’T BELIEVE ANYONE STILL BELIEVES IN THIS FAILED APPROACH.WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE THAT SUPPORT CAMPING AND PUBLIC DEFECATION? MAYBE THEY HAVE A HIGH TOLORANCE FOR FILTH.

I HEAR IT’S POLITALLY INCORRECT TO WE SPEAK OUT AGAINST THEM. IF YOU DO YOU ARE DEEMED HEARTLESS, ANTI-HOMELESS AND RACIST SO OUR WORDS, LETTERS, BILLBOARDS ETC.ARE RIDICULED, BANNED AND TAKEN DOWN.
WE HAVE NO FREEDOM OF SPEECH WITH THIS GROUP.
THAT DOES NOT SOUND LIKE HOPELESS, HELPLESS OR POWERLESS. THEY OBVIOUSLY HAVE A LOT OF SUPPORT OR ELSE ALL OF THE MISSIONS, DETOX CENTERS AND HOMELESS HANGOUT HOTELS, SOUP LINES WOULD NOT KEEP TRYING TO RUIN OUR COMMUNITIES WITH THEIR PRESENCE.

I HEAR ABOUT THE ATTACKS ON DEVELOPERS, UNBELEIVABLE. IF DEVELOPERS TAKE A VALUABLE PROPERTY AND BUILD NEW CONDOS ON IT AND CHARGE TO GOING RATE IT’S THEIR RIGHT IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO MAKE A PROFIT, IT’S CALLED BUSINESS. THE HOMELESS THINK EVERY BUILDING SHOULD BE A CHARITY ORGANIZATION WITH FREE RENT. IF YOU CAN’T PAY THE GOING RATE GO ELSEWARE. IF I CAN NOT AFFORD 5000.00 AMONTH RENT ,GUESS WHAT, I CAN LIVE IN THAT APARTMENT. I DON’T EXPECT TO MAKE ANYONE FEEL SO GUILTY THAT THEY GIVE ME THE APARTMENT FOR FREE.

I HEAR 40 YEAR OLD DRUNKS SAYING THAT THEY ARE VIETNAM VETS. THIS IS A SCAM. VETS ARE 60+ AND ARE GETTING THE BULK OF SUPPORT FROM THE GOVERNMENT NOT HANDOUTS IN THE STREET.

I HEAR THE ARGUMENT THAT IF WE DON’T GIVE THE HOMELESS FREE SHELTER AND FOOD THEY WILL RIOT AND ROB. I THOUGHT THIS COUNTRY HAD A POSITION OF NOT CAVING IN TO TREATS OF ATTACK AND TERROR.THE POLICE WILL HAVE TO GET INVOLVED TO STOP THEIR DRUNKEN “ATTACKS”. I OFTEN HEAR COMMENTS FROM PANHANDLERS STATING THAT “THIS IS BETTER THAN KILLING AND ROBBING”. THANKS FOR NOT KILLING ME.

I HEAR THE COMPARISONS TO JESUS AND I AM APPAULED. HOW DARE CITIZENS NAME THESE BUMS JESUS.
AS FOR BEING HOMELESS, NOT MANY PEOPLE LIVED IN THE SUBURBS WITH TWO CAMEL GARAGES.PEOPLE WERE OFTEN NOMADIC IN THOSE DAYS HIS PARENTS MAY HAVE BEEN BETWWEN HOMES AT THE TIME OF HIS BIRTH BUT JESUS OWNED A HOME IN THE CITY OF CAPERNAUM SEE MARK 2:1 IN THE BIBLE, THE GREEK TRANSLATION FOR HOME IS (OIKOS) HE WAS ALSO A SKILLED CARPENER AND TRADESMAN.
BUMS SHOULD STOP USING JESUS TO JUSTIFY THEMSELVES.
JESUS HAD A MESSAGE OF LOVE AND HOPE. HE DID NOT BEG IN THE STREETS AND WAS NOT KNOWN TO BE A DRUG ADDICT OR ALCOHOLIC.
LONG HAIR DOES NOT MAKE YOU JESUS.

I HEAR THAT ANYONE CAN BE HOMELESS AND OF COURSE THAT’S TRUE. HOMELESSNESS FROM NATURAL DISASTER OR UNEXPECTED LIFE CHANGES IS POSSIBLE BUT VAGRANTS ARE HOMELESS BECAUSE THEY ARE DRUNK, DRUGGED OR CON MEN. THE PEOPLE THAT REALLY DESERVE HELP ARE NOT ABLE TO GET IT BECAUSE OF THESE PERSISTANT BUMS.


I HEAR THAT MOST OF THE HOMELESS PEOPLE ARE IN AVERAGE AGE 9 YEARS OLD. YET ANOTHER SCAM TO HIDE DRUNKS AND DRUG ABUSERS BEHIND CHILDREN. IF THIS WERE TRUE, I WOULD HAVE BEEN ASKED FOR MONEY BY MOSTLY YOUNG PEOPLE INSTEAD IT’S BEEN 40+ YEAR OLD MEN AND SOME WOMEN ALL DRUNK AND DRUGGED. WHERE ARE ALL OF THE 9 YEAR OLD HOMELESS PEOPLE?

I HEAR THAT A LOT OF SENIORS ARE BEING MADE HOMELESS AS RENTS GO UP IN. I FEEL VERY SAD ABOUT THIS ISSUE AND HOPE THAT SENIOR HOUSING WILL BE INCREASED FOR NORMAL SENIORS NOT DRUNKS.
IN THIS ECOMOMY IT’S NOT POSSIBLE TO REALLY RETIRE. IF YOU WORK ON A JOB THAT ALLOWS YOU TO RETIRE ON A PENSION AND YOU ADD SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO THAT IT MAY NOT KEEP UP WITH THE RENT INCREASES OR IN THE EVENT OF THE BUILDING BEING SOLD, RENOVATED OR TURNED INTO CONDOS.PERHAPS YOU NEED TO KEEP WORKING. IF YOU LIVE IN AN APARTMENT THEY WILL RAISE THE RENT IT SHOULD NOT COME AS A SURPRISE.
MY FATHER LIVED IN AN APARTMENT IN SANTA MONICA FOR 30+ YEARS WHEN HE DIED IN THE 90”S HIS RENT WAS 175.00 THIS IS NOT NORMAL.

I HEAR THE HOMELESS ADVOCATES STATING ALL OF THE RIGHTS THAT THEY ARE ENTITLED TO.
FREE FOOD.
THE REST OF US HAVE TO PAY.
FREE HOUSING.
NOT JUST ANY HOUSING BUT IN THE AREAS THAT THEY HANG OUT IN WHICH JUST HAPPENS TO BE IN THE MOST EXPENSIVE EXCLUSIVE AREAS IN THE WORLD.
THEY ALSO FEEL THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE IN A SAFE ENVOIRONMENT.
I KNOW HARD WORKING PEOPLE THAT DON’T LIVE IN SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS.
FREE HEALTHCARE MANY HARD WORKING PEOPLE CAN NOT AFFORD HEALTH CARE SO HOW CAN THEY EXPECT TO RECEIVE ALL OF THESE SERVICES FOR FREE?
SPECIAL LAWS AND COURTS DESIGNED TO ALLOW THEIR OFFENSES TO GO UNPUNISHED. THEY EVEN WANT THEIR TICKETS FOR FREE, WE HAVE TO PAY OUR LEGAL FINES AND THEY DON’T.
IT’S THIS ADDITUDE THAT CAUSES THE PROBLEM.

I HEAR THE HOMELESS ARE TREATED WORST THAN ANIMALS. WELL THEY BEHAVE WORST THAN ANIMALS. WE DON’T ALLOW ANIMALS TO BEHAVE THIS WAY AND TICKETS ARE ISSUED TO PEOPLE THAT DON’T CLEAN UP AFTER THEIR PETS.OUR PETS ARE ALLOWED TO LIVE WITH US FOR FREE BECAUSE IN MOST CASES THEY CAN NOT WORK AND EARN THEIR KEEP. THE REASON WE KEEP THEM FED AND WARM IS BECAUSE PETS PROVIDE LOVE SUPPORT AND BRING GOOD FEELINGS TO THE THEIR FAMILY.
DRUNKS BRING GUILT, DEPRESSION, DESPAIR, FILTH, VIOLENCE, PROSTITUTION, DRUGS AND CRIMES OF ALL KINDS. IF THEY ARE REALLY BETTER THAN ANIMALS, AS HUMANS THEY SHOULD NOT WANT TO DO PRIVATE THINGS IN PUBLIC.

I HEAR THAT MENTAL ILLNESS IS PART OF THE PROBLEM, THIS IS A HUGE SCAM. IT’S NOT AN ACCIDENT THAT CALIFORNIA HAS BEEN RUINED BY THESE PEOPLE THEY ARE THERE FOR THE WEATHER AND HIGHER WELFARE PAYOUTS. THEY LIVE NEAR POPULATED, POPULAR AREAS WHERE TOURIST CAN KEEP FEEDING THEIR HABITS. IF THEY WERE REALLY MENTALLY ILL THEY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO NEGOIATE A LIFE ON THE STREET.OBVIOUSLY THEY MAKE ENOUGH MONEY TO KEEP LIVING DECADE AFTER DECADE OFF OF THE STREETS LIKE PARASITES. SOME ARE SLIGHTLY MENTALLY ILL BUT NOT ENOUGH TO BE FED AND HOUSED FOR FREE, FOREVER. BELIEVE ME EVERY BUM LIVING IN A COLD CLIMATE WANTS TO BE IN A WARM CLIMATE SO THE BEHAVIOR CAN CONTINUE IN A MORE COMFORTABLE ENVIRONMENT. THIS EFFORT TO MOVE TO A BETTER PLACE COMES BEFORE ANY EFFORT TO CLEAN UP HIS OR HER LIFE. MENTAL ILLNESS OR CRAZY LIKE A FOX?

I HEAR ADVOCATES SAYING THAT THE HOMELESS PEOPLE THAT TALK AND SCREAM TO THEMSELVES ARE HARMLESS. WHAT RIGHT DO THESE PEOPLE HAVE TO DO A MENTAL ASSESSMENT OF THEM, I REJECT THE NOTION THAT THEY ARE HARMLESS.
I WAS LOOKING AT THE REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS IN THE DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO AREA AND SOME OF THE SAME FACES SHOWED UP AS LOCAL HOMELESS THEY ALSO LIVE IN HOMELESS HOTELS LOOK IT UP ON MEGANSLAW.CA.GOV AND COMPARE THE SEX OFFENDER FACES TO THE DRUNKS, DRUGGIES AND BUMS WALKING AROUND AND CHECK OUT THE HOTEL AND HALFWAY HOUSE ADDRESSES. IF THESE PEOPLE ARE SO HARMLESS WHY DO THEY NEED SECURITY AND HAVE TO MAKE PROMISES TO THE POLICE THAT THEY WILL CONTROL THE DRUNKS LOITERING AROUND THEIR BUILDINGS.
FOR TO LONG WE HAVE BEEN FORCED TO SACRAFICE THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDERN JUST SO BUMS CAN LIVE IN NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCHES, HOSPITALS, MISSIONS AND HALFWAY HOUSES TIME AND TIME AGAIN CHILDERN HAVE BEEN HARRASSED, MOLESTED AND MURDERED WHEN THESE BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN IN THEIR LOCATION. THESE PROGRAMS DO NOT WORK. THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ON THE STREETS FOR DECADES. IN AND OUT OF SO CALLED “PROGRAMS” BUMS AND BUM HELPING AGENCIES HAVE BECOME MOBILE GHETTOS. WHERE EVER THEY GO BECOMES AND INSTANT SLUM.

I HEAR THE REPORTS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST BUMS. AFTER READING MY PERSONAL ENCOUNTERES YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY BRING THE VIOLENCE ON THEMSELVES.

PERSONAL ENCOUNTERS THAT I AND MY FRIENDS HAVE EXPERIENCED IN NY, MOST OF CALIFORNIA, HAWAII, EUROPE AND A FEW PLACES IN BETWEEN.

RESTAURANTS:

CAFES WITH SIDEWALK TABLES: RUNIED BECAUSE THE SIDEWALKS ARE TO CLOSE TO THE BUMS.

WE PAY TO GO TO RESTAURANTS DOWNTOWN AND WE BUY CONDOS TO LIVE IN THE AREA WE WANT TO DANCE IN THE CLUBS AND ENJOY NIGHTLIFE. WE EACH PAY FOR THE PRIVILAGE WHY SHOULD ANYONE NOT HAVE TO PAY ? THEY PUNISH US FOR WORKING AND PAYING TO LIVE FOR OUR KEEP BY LOOKING HORRIBLE ASKING US FOR MONEY WHILE WERE TRYING TO CHOKE DOWN OUR DINNER. I DON’T WANT TO GIVE A LICE INFESTED BUM ANYTHING WHILE I’M EATING.

SIDEWALKS:
BLOCKING THE SIDEWALK TO FORCE A HANDOUT.
WHEN I’M WALKING IN PUBLIC: EVERYTIME I STOP TO DO ANYTHING SOME BUM IS SPYING ON ME, WATCHING ME, STALKING MY EVERY MOVE AND SIZING ME UP AS A PERSON THAT WOULD GIVE A HANDOUT. I AM KIND AND I HAVE A KIND FACE THIS IS WHY I LOOK LIKE A GOOD VICTIM FOR THE SCAM. I KNOW I HAVE TO KEEP WALKING FAST TO BE LEFT ALONE, THE MOMENT I STOP I’M INTERACTING WITH A BUM.

PARKS:
I F I TRY TO SIT ON THE GRASS IN THE PARK TO EACH LUNCH, WITHIN 5 MINUTES SOME TATTERED BUM IS HOVERING OVER MY FOOD BEGGING.

POST OFFICES:
PANHANDLING IN FRONT OF THE P.O.BECAUSE OF THE HIGH TRAFFIC.

CONVENIECE STORES:
BETTER THAN POST OFFICES BECAUSE THEY HAVE HIGH TRAFFIC AND ALCOHOL.
I ONCE STOOD BEHIND A WHEELCHAIR BOUND BUM IN FRONT OF 7-11 CONVENIENCE STORE HE WAS TELLING ANOTHER BUM, THAT HE MADE 8 DOLLARS AN HOUR. HE ADDED THAT IF HE BROUGHT HIS CHILDREN, HE COULD MAKE MORE. WAS HE REALLY WHEELCHAIR BOUND?
SAN FRANCISO REPORTS THAT UPWARDS OF 40 THOUSAND A YEAR CAN BE MADE PANHADELING ALL DAY. THIS EXPLAINS THE ABILITY TO BUY ALCOHOL, DRUGS, CIGARETTES (VERY EXPENSIVE) AND FOOD FOR DECADES

GROCERY STORES:
A HIGH TRAFFIC AREA AND PEOPLE OFTEN HAVE CHANGE.
I WAS TRYING TO ENTER A STORE IN EAST HOLLYWOOD, WHEN A CHUNK OF STUCCO FROM A PILLAR HIT ME AND MY MOM IN THE HEAD AND FACE. AFTER LOOKING UP TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON , IT WAS A CRAZED BUM WITH A HEAVY CHAIN , HE WAS VIOLENTLY SWINGING IT ABOVE HIS HEAD AND BREAKING APART THE PILLARS SUPPORTING THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING.
ONCE ON A GROCERY STORE PARKING LOT, I GAVE A BUM A QUARTER. HE TOOK THE QUARTER AND THEW IT TO THE GROUND SAYING “WHAT THE F**K CAN I BUY WITH THIS”. HIS VERBAL ATTACK CAUSED MY FRIEND TO BECOME VERY ANGRY WITH HIM, IT ALMOST ERUPTED IN VIOLENCE.
ON THAT SAME LOT A FEW WEEKS LATER A BUM ASKED ME FOR MONEY AND I IGNORED HIM, HE CALLED ME A RACIAL SLUR. THE LAST TIME I WAS ON THAT LOT A FEW MONTHS LATER, I IGNORED A BUM AND I WAS CALLED A BITCH.

ATM MACHINES AND BANKS:
HIGH TRAFFIC AND YOU CAN’T SAY YOU DON’T HAVE MONEY.

PUBLIC SPACES:
NEW YORK HAS SOME BEAUTFUL ATRIUM, WATERFALL, FOUNTAIN AND PLANT FILLED BUILDINGS. THESE HAVE BE COLONIZED BUY BUMS. AGAIN SINCE THEY SLEEP ON AND SOIL ALL OF THE BENCHES, I DON’T WANT TO SIT DOWN, THEY ALSO INTIMIDATE YOU IF YOU TRY TO SIT ANYWHERE NEAR THEM. THE PURPOSE OF THESE BUILDINGS WAS SO PEOPLE COULD REST, RELAX AND EAT BETWEEN SHOPPING TRIPS.

GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS:
HIGH TRAFFIC AREAS GREAT FOR BEGGING.
I HAD TO VISIT DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES WITH MY BOYFRIEND HE NEEDED A BIRTH CERTIFICATE THAT DAY FOR A NEW JOB. THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE WAS OBTAINED IN 15 MINUTES BUT ON OUR WAY BACK WE SAW 2 BUMS UNDER A CARDBOARD BOX HAVING SEX ECK… WHEN WE NEARED OUR VEHICLE A BUM GRABBED MY ANKLE BEGGING FOR MONEY. I HAD TO DRAG HIM DOWN THE STREET. ONCE WE REACHED THE VEHICLE MY BOYFRIEND DISCOVERED HIS WORK VAN WAS BROKEN INTO AND ALL OF HIS WORK TOOLS STOLEN. NEEDLESS TO SAY HE COULD NOT GET THE JOB.

MUSEUMS:
HIGH TRAFFIC AREAS GREAT FOR BEGGING. THANKFULLY, I HAVE NOT SEEN THEM SLEEPING UNDER A VAN GOGH.

AMUSEMENT PARKS:
THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE HIGH TRAFFIC AND PEOPLE ARE USUALLY IN A GOOD MOOD.

LIBRARIES:
IN VENTURA, CA THE LIBRARY BECAME A BUM HANGOUT AND VERY DANGEROUS. THE LIBRARY ALLOWED AT LEAST 30-40 BUMS AT A TIME TO SIT AND SOMETIMES UNINATE IN THE SEATS. THE STENCH WAS UNBEARBLE. AFTER MY RESEACH I FOUND THAT EVERY MAJOR CITY HAS HAD SIMILAR PROBLEMS WITH THE LIBRARIES BEING USED TO DEFECATE, UNINATE AND THE LIBRARY BATHROOMS ARE USED FOR DRUG ABUSE AND IN RARE INSTANCES THEY USE THE BATHROOM TO CLEAN UP.
WHEN THEY ARE ASKED TO LEAVE, THEY SUE. ONE MAN WAS AWARDED 230,000 IN NEW JERSEY AND THEN THE SAME MAN WON 150,000 FOR BEING KICKED OFF OF THE SUBWAY FOR THE SAME REASON. ANOTHER MAN WON 80,000 FOR BEING ASKED TO LEAVE THE LIBRARY. I’M SURE THERE ARE MORE LAWSUITS I’VE MISSED AND MORE ON THE WAY.
MY RIGHTS AGAIN WERE VIOLATED. UNLESS I LEARNED TO HOLD MY BREATH FOR 2 HOURS I CAN NOT VISIT THE LIBRARY. THE LIBRARIANS ARE POWERLESS.

CARS:
ON CERTAIN STREETS, I CAN BE TRAPPED BY SQUEEGY WIEDING BUMS INSISTING ON GRABBING MY WINDSHILED WIPERS AND SPRAYING MY WINDOW. WITH A BUM IN FRONT OF MY CAR AND A WET WINDSHIELD, IT’S A BIT HARD TO DRIVE.

LAUNDRY MATS:
ONCE YOU FIND OUT THE TABLE YOU’RE FOLDING YOUR CLOTHES ON WAS A BUM BEDROOM AND THAT THEY POSSIBLEY PUT THEIR LICE INFESTED CLOTHES IN THE WASHERS AND DRYERS, THERE IS NO WAY YOUR CLOTHES CAN BE CLEAN.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

TRAIN AND BUS STATIONS:
IN MY OPINION THEY SOIL ALL OF THE SEATS. IF YOU SEE ONE SITTING OR LYING IN ONE SEAT, THERE’S A CHANCE THAT ANOTHER ONE HAS SAT ON THE SEAT YOU’RE PLANNING TO SIT ON.

BRACE YOURSELF
ONCE ON THE SUBWAY IN NEW YORK A MAN WAS DIGGING IN HIS BUTT, REMOVING PIECES OF FECES AND SMELLING HIS FINGERS. I HAVE NOT VOMITED SINCE I WAS 7 YEARS OLD AND IT’S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO VOMIT, I HAD TO HOLD THE VOMIT IN FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. THAT’S NOT HE END OF THE STORY, THE BUM STARTED HEADING TOWARD A PASSENGER ON THE TRAIN ATTEMPTING TO TOUCH HIM. THE PASSENGER STOOD UP PULLED OUT A GUN AND PROMISED TO KILL HIM IF HE TOUCHED HIM OR DUG IN HIS BUTT AGAIN. THE BUM REPLIED IN A MOST INDIGENT MANNER THAT IT WAS HIS RIGHT .AGAIN THE PASSENGER COULD HAVE KILLED HIM AND INJURED OTHER PEOPLE, THESE PEOPLE ARE PROVOKING VIOLENCE FROM EVERYONE. MY FRIEND HAS TWICE SPOTTED THE SAME BUM, IN THE SAME CONDITION ALMOST 10 YEARS LATER. THIS MEANS THAT HE HAS BEEN RIDING NEW YORK SUBWAYS SMEARING FECES ON STAIRWAY RAILINGS, SUBWAY RAILINGS AND SEATS FOR AT LEAST 10 YEARS. PERHAPS HE WAS IN THE SEAT YOUR ABOUT TO SIT ON. THIS SAME BEHAVIOR HAS BEEN REPORTED IN EVERY MAJOR CITY AND BEYOND.

BENCHES: THERE ARE ALWAYS LARGE POPULATIONS OF PEOPLE WAITING FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTAION.GREAT PLACES FOR BUMS TO LOITER.
BUS, TRAIN AND SUBWAY BENCHES ARE NOW BUM BEDS WE CAN’T SIT WHILE WAITING FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTAION EITHER BECAUSE THEY’RE SLEEPING OR SITTING ON THE BENCH OR BECAUSE IT’S SOILED FROM WHEN THEY SAT OR SLEPT ON IT.

PUBLIC RESROOMS:
RESTROOMS ARE ALREADY SUSPECT BUT MUCH WORST WHEN PEOPLE ARE DOING DRUGS AND WASHING UP IN THE SINKS.

STORES:
ANY STORE AT ANY TIME CAN HAVE A DRUNKEN BUM PARKED ON THE STEPS. SOME PEOPLE JUST STEP OVER THEM, I PREFER TO SHOP AT STORES THAT AGGRESSIVELY REMOVE THEM.
I KNOW MERCHANTS ARE LOSING BUSINESS AND DON’T WANT THEM THERE. I BELIEVE THEY ARE SCARED. WHY ELSE WOULD THEY TOLERATE IT.?

PUBLIC FOUNTAINS:
MANY REPORTED CASES OF FOUNTAINS BEING USED TO DEFECATE, UNINATE AND BATH IN. THE OFFICIALS HAD TO FENCE AND LOCK THE FOUNTAIN AREA TO KEEP THE BUMS OUT.

HOTEL LOBBIES:
I’VE SEEN BUMS TRYING TO PRETEND THEY’RE GUEST BUT IT DOES NOT TAKE LONG FOR THE DESK PERSON TO SMELL THAT THEY’RE NOT CUSTOMERS.

COFFEE SHOPS:
STARBUCKS: THEY LOVE IT. AFTER BEGGING US FOR 10 MINUTES THEY HAVE PLENTY TO BUY THEMSELVES A CAFÉ LATTE THEN GO IN THE BATHROOM AND STAY FOR AN HOUR. THIS HAPPENED TO ME IN NEW YORK. THE LINE WAS OUT OF THE DOOR WHEN WE ARRIVED AND THE MANAGER SAID THAT THE BUM HAD BEEN IN THERE AN HOUR AND SHE WAS PLANNING TO CALL THE POLICE.

CHURCHES MISSIONS AND FREE EVENTS:
LOITERING AROUND FEEDING HOLES LIKE MISSIONS, CHURCHES AND EVENTS OFFERING FREE FOOD. THE WORD ON THE STREET FASTER THAN A CELL PHONE WHEN IT COMES TO KNOWING WERE THEY’RE GIVING AWAY ANYTHING. A CHURCH IN FLORIDA HAS A DILEMA. THE CHURCH AND SOME PRIVATE MEMBERS GIVE FOOD TO HELP THE HOMELESS IN THE NEARBY PARK, OF COURSE THAT MAKES THE BUMS THINK IF THEY GO IN THE CHURCH THERE WILL BE MORE FREEBYS. THE CHURCH HAS A PRESCHOOL AND WANTS TO KEEP IT SAFE , HOW CAN THEY LET THESE FOUL SMELLING PEOPLE OF DUBIOUS BACKGROUNDS IN THE CHURCH NEAR NORMAL PARISHONERS AND THEIR CHILDERN.. IF THE CHURCH IS OPEN TO EVERYONE, SOON THE EVRYONE WILL BE ONLY THE BUMS AND SINCE THEY ONLY TAKE, THE CHURCH WOULD NOT GET THE DONATIONS IT NEEDS TO KEEP OPERATING. THE CHURCH HAS HAD TO POST NO TRESPASSING SIGNS.
IN SAN DIEGO THEY HAVE ALREADY BEGUN RUINING THE NEWLY REJUVENATED LITTLE ITALY BY PLACING A BUM HANGOUT CALLED THE SD RESCUE MISSION NEAR SCHOOLS AND RESIDENTAL NEIGHBORHOODS. THERE HAVE BEEN COMPLAINTS ABOUT BUMS HANGING AROUND THE SCHOOL. AS USUAL THE POWERS THAT BE IGNORE OUR CONCERNS SO PEOPLE THAT DON’T CONTRIBUTE ANYTHING CAN BE ACCOMADATED AND SATISFIED. AS USUAL THE MISSION COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THE QUALITY OF PEOPLE THEIR DRAGGING INTO THE AREA AND OF COURSE DENY THERE IS A PROBLEM. ONCE AGAIN ANOTHER AREA IS IN DANGER OF RUIN. IT’S NOT A VERY CHRISTIAN ATTITUDE TO MAKE A COMMUNITY UNSAFE TO HELP PEOPLE THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN HELPED AND NEVER WILL BE. THERE HAVE BEEN COUNTLESS ORGANIZATIONS THAT HELP THE HOMELESS OR ENABLE THEM TO REMAIN HOMELESS.

BRIDGES OVERPASSES:
MANY BRIDGES AND ROADS: HAVE BEEN SET ON FIRE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND OTHER STATES BECAUSE BUMS ARE TRYING TO LIVE UNDER THEM AND BURN FIRES ALL NIGHT.

PRIVATE HOMES, CONDOS AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS.
THE POLICE ARE CONSTANTLY BEING CALLED TO SWEEP BUMS THE FROM IN FRONT OF RESIDENCES.
IN SUTTON PLACE, IN NEW YORK A BUM SITS ON THE STEPS OF ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE BUILDINGS AROUND, HE SAYS HE DOES NOT WANT HOUSING HE JUST WANTS FREE HANDOUTS AND A PLACE TO SIT ALL DAY. THIS IS NOT THE WAY PEOPLE LIVE IN A CIVILIZED COMMUNITY.

THE WOODS:
PERMANENT “CAMPERS” INFEST THE WOODS MAKING FAMILY OUTTINGS DANGEROUS. A FRIEND OF MINE RETURNED FROM A CAMPING TRIP AND TOLD ME HE WAS 100% SURE HE WOULD HAVE BE MURDERED IF HE DID NOT HAVE HIS DOG. A HOMELESS MAN APPROACHED HIM IN HIS TENT ASKING FOR MONEY. HE SAID HE DID NOT HAVE ANYTHING. THE MAN STARTED ASKING IF HE WAS ALONE, MY FRIEND LIED AND SAID THAT HE WAS WITH OTHERS, THE MAN LOOKED AROUND AND STARED OPENING AND CLOSING A SMALL POCKET KNIFE. AFTER A FEW TENSE MINUTES HE WENT AWAY.MY FRIEND DROVE BACK HOME IMMEADIATLY AND HAS NEVER CAMPED AGAIN AFTER DECADES OF ENJOYING CAMPING.

VACATION SPOTS:
HIGH TRAFFIC AREAS, PEOPLE ARE USUALLY RELAXED AND IN A GOOD MOOD AND YOUR GUARD IS DOWN.
OUR LOVELY BEACHES AROUND THE WORLD ARE NOW BUM HAVENS.
BEGGING, AND BOTHERING PEOPLE AS THEY TRY TO ENJOY THEMSELVES. I WAS LAYING IN THE SUN READING A BOOK, ALL OF A SUDDEN
A SHADOW WAS CAST, AS A TALL YOUNG MAN STARTED ASKING ME ABOUT GOD, I SAID NO THANKS INSTEAD OF LEAVING HE WAS JOINED BY HIS GIRLFRIEND WHO HELPED IN THE CAMPAIGN TO CONVERT ME. THEY WERE BOTH DRUNK AND DIRTY. I STARTED GATHERING MY THINGS WHEN A GUY SHOWED UP TO DEFEND ME HE GOT INTO A VERY VIOLENT ARGUMENT WITH THE COUPLE. I QUIETLY SLIPPED AWAY. MORE VIOLENCE WAS INSPIRED.
WHILE VISITING THE FRENCH RIVIERA WE SAW THE SAME BUMMY WOMAN PRETENDING TO BE A BEACH GOER, TRUE IT WAS DONE WITH MORE CLASS BUT THE PROBLEM IS STILL PRESENT.
I’VE SEEN THEM IN LAS VEGAS BEING MOVED AWAY BY THE POLICE. THIS GAVE LAS VEGAS THE MEANIST CITY AWARD, WHY BECAUSE THEY WANT TOURIST TO BE SAFE WHILE VACATIONING. THEY THINK EVERYBODY IS A HIGH ROLLER AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR GOOD MOOD ON VACATION TO BEG.
IN HAWAII PARKS FILLED WITH SLEEPING BUMS AND THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS BUMS ,BUMS, BUMS AND THEY WILL STAB YOU IF YOU GO DOWN THE WRONG ALLEY.
I VISITED OHIO WHERE THEY ARE OPENLY LIVING IN THE TRAIN STATIONS.
ATLANTA WAS ON THE RISE, IT’S SO SAD THAT WITH THE RELOCATION OF DECENT PEOPLE LOOKING FOR A BETTER LIFE CAME THE RISE OF THE HOMELESS OPPORTUNIST FOLLOWING THEM TO YET ANOTHER WARM, CLEAN CTY. NOW IT HAS A NOTICABLE HOMELESS PROBLEM AND THE HOMELESS ARE MORE AND MORE HOSTILE IN ATLANTA.
PHILADELPHIA: DEFECATION AND UNINATION IN THE PUBLIC FOUNTAINS THE FOUNTAINS HAD TO BE FENCED OFF.
CHICAGO: LOST CAUSE
LOS ANGELES: ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK, TRYING TO CLEAN UP SKID ROW AFTER MORE THAN 50 YEARS
HOLLYWOOD: EVERY KIND OF HUMAN PROBLEM IMAGINABLE
SAN FRANCISO: WOW WHAT A DISASTER MAKES HOLLYWOOD LOOK OK.
WASHINGTON: GRUNGE IS NOT JUST A STYLE IT’S A LIFE CHOICE.
OREGON VERY MUCH LIKE WASHINGTON STATE
WASHINGTON D.C. ANOTHER HUGE PROBLEM
FLORIDA: ATTRACTS BUMS BECAUSE OF THE GOOD WEATHER AND LARGE POPULATION.
BY THE WAY ADAM WALSH WAS ABDUCTED FROM FLORIDA BY HOMELESS BUMS, ONE OF THE WORST CRIMES ON RECORD.
DENVER: HOMELESS VIOLENCE AGAINST CITIZENS DANDEROUS ESPECIALLY FOR WOMEN.
THE ONLY PLACE I’VE BEEN THAT DOES NOT TOLORATE THIS BEHAVIOR IS MONACO NEAR ITALY AND THE SOUTH OF FRANCE IT’S ONLY REALLY CLEAN CITY I’VE SEEN. SHOULD I HAVE TO LEAVE MY OWN COUNTRY TO GET SOME PEACE? MAYBE.

NOT ONLY DON’T THEY CONTRIBUTE THEY:
1. ENDANGER OUR LIVES BY COMMITING AND BREEDING CRIME SPREADING DISEASE AND DRAWING VERMIN BY LITTERING.
2. LOWER PROPERTY VALUES
3. BUSINESSES LOOSE MILLIONS WHEN CUSTOMERS AVOID LOITERERS
4. CLOG UP THE COURT SYSTEM BY SUING WHEN WE COMPLAIN.
5. CLOG UP THE COURT SYSTEM WITH THEIR REPEATED OFFENCES, THEY HAVE STARTED HOMELESS COURTS TO EASE THE BURDON ON THE COURT SYSTEM.
6. DISTRACT THE POLICE. LAW ENFORCEMENT SHOULD BE DEALING WITH OTHER MATTERS.
8. CLOG UP THE SHELTERS BLOCKING PEOPLE THAT REALLY NEED HELP.
9. CLOG UP HOSPITALS WITH THEIR VARIOUS DRUNK AND DRUG PROBLEMS
10. CLOG UP THE SOCIAL SERVICES, ASKING FOR MONEY, FOOD STAMPS AND LOW INCOME SECTION 8 HOUSING THAT SHOULD BE AVIALABLE FOR DECENT POOR PEOPLE.
11. BOTHERING PEOPLE, BEGGING. RUINING OUR QUALITY OF LIFE
12. CLOG UP AND ABUSE THE SHELTERS, MISSIONS AND OTHER SO CALLED HELPFUL INSTITUTIONS.
13. SQUATING AT EVERY PUBLIC AND PRIVATE BUILDING AND SERVICE ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLD.

FOR TO LONG BUMS HAVE MADE THEMSELVES AND US MISERABLE THEY HAVE RUINED OUR QUALITY OF LIFE IN SO MANY NEIGHBORHOODS ESPECIALLY BEACH AREAS, I’VE LOST COUNT.
SOME PEOPLE DON’T SEE THEM BUT SOME
PEOPLE HAVE BECOME SO FRUSTRATED WITH THIS PROBLEM, WE ARE BECOMING CRIMINALS TO LASH OUT AGAINST THEM. NORMAL WOMEN THAT HAVE BEEN HARRASSED ARE ON INTERNET FORUMS, PROPOSING EVERYTHING INCLUDING RUNNING THEIR CARS OVER SQUEEGY MEN TO JUST TO GET RID OF THEM. THESE PEOPLE WOULD NEVER HAVE VIOLENT THOUGHTS OR IDEAS IF IT WAS NOT FOR DRUNKS AND BUMS. THE CONSTANT VIOLATION OF OUR CIVIL RIGHTS BRINGS OUT THE WORST IN ALL OF US. WE ARE SINKING TO THEIR LEVEL.

A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT? THEY WANT THE TICKETING STOPPED.THE POLICE ARE BEING ASKED TO STOP DOING THEIR JOBS, PROTECTING TAX PAYERS FROM VIOLENT BUMS. HOMELESS DRUNKS AND DRUG ADDICTS HAVE BANNED TOGETHER IN A LAWSUIT DEMANDING THE RIGHT TO DEFECATE, UNINATE AND SLEEP IN THE STREETS. I HAVE EVEN SEEN PUBLIC SEX AMOUNG DRUNKS. OH BROTHER ….. SHOULD WE DEBATE WITH DRUNKS AND DRUG ADDICTS? CLEAR THINKING PEOPLE ARE NEEDED TO SOLVE THIS ISSUE

THE DRUGGED OUT BUMS ARE BEING OFFERED CLEAN NEEDLES. THE ADVOCATES WANT TO DRIVE VANS INTO FAMILY NEIGHBORHOODS AND DRAW DRUG ADDITS FROM ALL OVER. ONCE AGAIN WE ARE SACRIFIED SO BUMS CAN BE SAVED.

THE LOGICAL ANSWER:
PHASE 1:INFORCE TO THE MAX THE EXISTING LAWS AND OUTLAW HANDOUTS, BEGGING, BOTHERING PEOPLE, MISSIONS, DETOX, BUM HOTELS AND ALL OTHER BUM RELATED INSTITUTIONS BUILDINGS.
REMOVAL OF ALL PUBLIC SERVICES, FOR DRUNKS DRUG ADDICTS WILL FORCE THEM CHANGE. IT’S THEM OR US.
“TOUGH LOVE” IT HAS WORKED IN CITIES THAT HAVE THE STRENGTH TO DO IT. NO ONE DIES WHEN THESE SERVICES ARE CUT OFF, AND A FEW YEARS AFTER WORKING, PEOPLE ADMIT IT WAS BETTER TO BE FORCED TO WORK THEY GAIN SELF RESPECT AND SAVE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO THEIR COMMUNITIES. CUT THEM OFF!

PHASE 2. THEY CAN NOT AFFORD TO LIVE IN THE EXPENSIVE CITIES THEY HAVE DECIDED TO SQUAT IN. THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO BE EMPLOYED DUE TO APPEARANCE, BODY ODOR AND BEHAVIOR. THEY HAVE NO FAMILY TIES AND NO REASON TO BE IN THE PLACES ARE. IN THE REAL WORLD WHEN A CITY BECOMES TO EXPENSIVE THE PEOPLE MOVE TO LESS EXPENSIVE LOCATIONS.
RELOCATE THEM TO FARMS MAKE THEM WORK FOR FOOD, SHELTER AND EDUCATION. NO MONEY !! EDUCATION WILL OFFER A WAY OFF THE FARM. I BELIEVE THIS IS A REASONABLE SOLUTION.

ANY NORMAL THINKING PERSON HOMELESS OR OTHERWISE SHOULD SEE THIS LETTER AS A FAIR ACCOUNT OF THE TRUTH. I LIVED IT AND AM STILL SUFFERING WITH THESE PEOPLE. THERE IS NO AMOUNT OF MONEY I CAN PAY TO ESCAPE THEM. WHERE EVER I GO THEY WILL BE THERE. THEY STAND IN FRONT OF BUILDINGS THAT HAVE 6 MILLION DOLLAR CONDOS IN THEM.

I AM INTERESTED IN JOINING, VOULNTEERING OR CONTRIBUTING TO ANY ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE AGAINST THIS GROUP.

I AM INTERESTED IN RUNNING A FULL PAGE AD IN ANY MAJOR NEWSPAPER.

ACCEPT THAT WE ALSO HAVE RIGHT TO DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY AND SEE THAT YOUR RIGHTS HAVE BEEN TRAMPLED OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
TOURIST STOP GIVING MONEY WE HAVE TO LIVE HERE.
LOCALS NEVER EVER GIVE MONEY TO ANY HOMELESS PERSON OR
HOMELESS ORGANIZATION CHURCH FUNDED OR OTHERWISE
OPPOSE ANY PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FOOD HANDOUTS
OPPOSE ANY DETOX CENTERS THEY DON’T WORK
OPPOSE HALFWAY HOUSES THEY DON’T WORK
OPPOSE MISSIONS THEY BREED CRIME AND BECOME AN INSTANT GHETTO
OPPOSE SHELTERS THEY BREED CRIME AND BECOME AN INSTANT GHETTO.
THESE INSTITUTIONS DON’T HELP AND BRING PROPERTY VALUES DOWN.
NO ONE WANTS THESE INSTITUTIONS YET WE KEEP HAVING THEM FORCED ON US. WHY?
MAKE SURE YOUR NOT GIVING TO CHARITIES THAT ENABLE HOMELESSNESS.
SAVE YOUR SYMPATHY AND CHARITY FOR PEOPLE WITH REAL ISSUES LIKE CANCER, CHRONIC DISEASE DISABILITIES, AND DISASTER VICTIMS.
HELP SENIORS THAT ARE NOT DRUNK AND ON DRUGS.

DO NOT HELP DRUNKWOMEN HIDING BEHIND ABUSED CHILDERN.
DO NOT HELP ABLE BODIED DRUNK DRUGGED OUT MEN, WOMEN OR TEENS.
MISSIONS SHOULD NOT FEEDING AND BEDDING DRUNKS IN PUBLIC OR PRIVATE FEEDING AND BEDDING BUMS ONLY GIVES THEM THE ENERGY TO DRINK AND START TROUBLE DAY AFTER DAY.

DO USE CAUTION IN DEALING WITH ANY STRANGERS REGARDLESS OF THEIR APPEARANCE. AVOID CONFRONTATION AND MAINTAIN YOUR DISTANCE FROM STRANGERS.
DO NOT PERMIT ANYONE TO CAMP OR LOITER ON YOUR PROPERTY. IF UNAUTHORIZED CAMPING OR LOITERING IS OCCURRING ON YOUR PROPERTY, CONTACT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND ASK TO SIGN AN AUTHORIZATION FOR TRESPASSERS TO BE ARRESTED.
DO NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO STORE SHOPPING CARTS, BEDDING, OR PERSONAL BELONGINGS ON YOUR PROPERTY.
RESTRICT ACCESS TO OVERHANGS, ALCOVES OR OTHER AREAS PROTECTED FROM INCLEMENT WEATHER. LOCK OR REMOVE HANDLES FROM WATER SPIGOTS TO DISCOURAGE UNAUTHORIZED USE.
LOCK YOUR GARBAGE RECEPTACLES.
LOCK OR TURN OFF EXTERIOR POWER OUTLETS.
LOCK GATES AFTER HOURS
INSTALL EXTERIOR LIGHTING AND UTILIZE MOTION ACTIVATED FIXTURES AFTER HOURS.
TRIM BACK LANDSCAPING AND FOLIAGE TO ELIMINATE HIDING PLACES.
CLEAN UP GARBAGE AND WASTE.
REPORT GRAFFITI AND OTHER VANDALISM TO THE POLICE, AND CLEAN UP
PROMPTLY AFTER THE OFFICER HAS CONCLUDED THEIR INVESTIGATION.
DO NOT ALLOW FOOD AND BEVERAGE DELIVERIES TO SIT OUT UNATTENDED.

WELCOME TO OUR CITY PLEASE DON’T FEED THE ANIMALS KEEP YOUR SPARE CHANGE IN YOUR POCKET……. GIVING HURTS

 
At 12:55 PM, December 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5,275 words... don't ever do that again.

 
At 2:12 PM, December 01, 2005, Anonymous Ring Zero said...

drbloggingon, that was some awesome smack! Loved every word of it.

100% uppercase no less!

"I AM INTERESTED IN JOINING, VOULNTEERING OR CONTRIBUTING TO ANY ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE AGAINST THIS GROUP."

www.rnc.org

 
At 8:07 PM, December 02, 2005, Anonymous RedScare said...

Michelle? Michelle Malkin? Is that you?

 
At 2:15 PM, August 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm the first to say that I'm not the best at grammar , but good lord, other than the fact that you have an obvious love of caps lock, your grammar really sucks.
I honestly think you must have some situation in your own life that leads you to verbally assault anyone that has a life anywhere near as difficult as your own. I'm sorry if your own life has been that hard, but you should understand that many other people out there have had bad things happen in life that lead them where they are.
I bet you're thinking that I'm just talking a buch of BS , but I am being thrown out of my own home in the next few days. Thankfully the girl I was with is giving me the choice to either leave or get myself on my feet.
I'll find a way, one way or another, to live and make my living on my own so that ignorant people like you have nothing to complain about. It must be SO hard on you having hungry people ask for some help, god your day must be so rough after that. What do you do? go cry in your hot tub?
Go yell and scream your point at the mirror because no one else in their right mind cares until you confront your own issues.

 
At 12:59 PM, April 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can actually speak from a homeless perspective and agree a lot with what the writer says. I got myself in trouble through drinking, debt, and mental health issues ignored. But I have two degrees and am once again employed as a a professional. Over a period of three years I lived at Star of Hope and other places downtown. I agree that many organizations support dysfunction. Not intentionally, but there is no incentive for many to get help as you first have to want to get better yourself. There are many substance abuse issus, of course, and these people have no issue with panhandling and in general trying to suck any and all into to their dysfunctional hell. There are so many around downtown now that there is no way police are going to arrest anyone for panhandling or vagrancy. I also know that there are plenty of places to get free food, clothing, health care (both mental and physical) but many are too lazy or strung out to get to these places during hours of operation and can't behave properly when there. I agree that though a personal choice, no one should give a panhandler money. I can tell you from personal experience that this is never used for the bus, food, a phone call, etc. I'm all for cracking down on the abuses of the homeless in places such as the downtowns anywhere. Public goods are not meant to be the homes for the dysfunctional who have so little respect for themselves that substance abuse is preferred to a roof over ones head and a decent meal. There are plenty of free substance abuse programs available too. I'm definitely not without compassion and if it takes more programs to accommodate all, then I'm all for more taxes to finance them. But a core trait amongst abusers as extreme selfishness and that all around them should bow to their dysfunctional needs. I'm over it all!!

 

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