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Best city to be a homeless man? San Diego, Miami somewhere else?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Narz, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    Interested in serious inquiries to the above question, we'll pretend it's for school.

    I want some serious answers to the question stated in the subject to the best of your knowledges.

    Weather, cost of food, crime, atttitude of local police towards houseless folks, etc.

    Thanks.
    - Narz :king:

    P.S. : Mods, I forget to attach a poll, forget...
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    San Diego
    Miami
    Other (will explain below)

    views can be invisible, visible, doesn't matter
     
  2. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    I thought it was San Fransico. Most services, and good weather
     
  3. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Why the Big Rock Candy Mountains of course!

    "One evening as the sun went down
    And the jungle fires were burning,
    Down the track came a hobo hiking,
    And he said, "Boys, I'm not turning
    I'm headed for a land that's far away
    Besides the crystal fountains
    So come with me, we'll go and see
    The Big Rock Candy Mountains

    In the Big Rock Candy Mountains,
    There's a land that's fair and bright,
    Where the handouts grow on bushes
    And you sleep out every night.
    Where the boxcars all are empty
    And the sun shines every day
    And the birds and the bees
    And the cigarette trees
    The lemonade springs
    Where the bluebird sings
    In the Big Rock Candy Mountains.

    In the Big Rock Candy Mountains
    All the cops have wooden legs
    And the bulldogs all have rubber teeth
    And the hens lay soft-boiled eggs
    The farmers' trees are full of fruit
    And the barns are full of hay
    Oh I'm bound to go
    Where there ain't no snow
    Where the rain don't fall
    The winds don't blow
    In the Big Rock Candy Mountains.

    In the Big Rock Candy Mountains
    You never change your socks
    And the little streams of alcohol
    Come trickling down the rocks
    The brakemen have to tip their hats
    And the railway bulls are blind
    There's a lake of stew
    And of whiskey too
    You can paddle all around it
    In a big canoe
    In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

    In the Big Rock Candy Mountains,
    The jails are made of tin.
    And you can walk right out again,
    As soon as you are in.
    There ain't no short-handled shovels,
    No axes, saws nor picks,
    I'm bound to stay
    Where you sleep all day,
    Where they hung the jerk
    That invented work
    In the Big Rock Candy Mountains."
     
  4. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    You type fast Perfection. Wouldn't San Fran be too cold in the wintertime?
     
  5. Shadylookin

    Shadylookin master debater

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    I'm going to say someplace in socialist europe
     
  6. newfangle

    newfangle hates you.

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    My city is great, because during the winter, anyone left outside simply freezes to death.

    Keeps the streets nice and clean for the more important people.
     
  7. luiz

    luiz Trendy Revolutionary

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    Rio.
    The climate allows homeless people to leave comfortably, and the population in general gives them alot of cash. And booze is very cheap. ;)

    Crime is high, though.
     
  8. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    Doesnt Brasil give cash refunds for finding soda cans and bottles? That would be a decent way for a homeless guy to turn a few coins.
     
  9. LOVE_Magiska

    LOVE_Magiska Chieftain

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    Don't all countries do this?
    *confused* :confused:
     
  10. luiz

    luiz Trendy Revolutionary

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    Yes, the homeless people who actually work(not the majority) usually do this.
     
  11. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    I know not everywhere does this. very parts of America do. I think there are 2 places in all of Ohio where you can get a tiny refund.
     
  12. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    I would say any city in the EU (Britain at least). If you're homeless, you can simply go to the local council, and they will put you up in a B&B IIRC ;)
     
  13. LLXerxes

    LLXerxes Space Travel is Boring

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    I'd rather not be homeless. ;)
     
  14. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    My keyboard is still smokin'! :D
     
  15. Cuivienen

    Cuivienen Chieftain

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    All I know about is in the 'States, where about 20 of the 50 states offer refunds. California doesn't, but Florida does -- tick for Miami.
     
  16. Comraddict

    Comraddict C.IV

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    Santa Monica is good choice too
     
  17. Duddha

    Duddha His Dudeness

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    Somewhere you don't have to hide from the police.
     
  18. Azadre

    Azadre One more turn...

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    Very good Weather, Great People, Beverly Hills CA
     

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