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  1. #551
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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    That's a call to arms for the PNW circle jerk crew.
    PNW crew is pretty dam solid; many good posters from there. Only a couple rude people.

  2. #552
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    Overpopulation, you say? No solution, you say?


  3. #553
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    Two gated communities featuring landscaped grounds, full restaurant, gym, on-site laundry, and community playing fields. Behold the spectacular ocean views from many of the units at the Anderson Pond location, or enjoy the natural seclusion of our Butterworth Reservoir property, where you can take nature walks along the perimeter of the grounds in complete safety due to our wildlife-proof fencing.

    Notable former guests include Charles Manson, Mickey Cohen, Robert "Birdman of Alcatraz" Stroud, and former Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard Samuel Bowers.
    That sounds very enticing, but then again I live in NJ. I think oftpiste could sell a ton of these.
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

  4. #554
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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    I'd say the reason homeless people congregate in big cities is that these are the most hospitable places for them.
    wandering around Hawaii would give one this notion for sure. Honolulu homeless is totally out in the open and packed around the congested areas. around the outer islands, the homeless are much more secluded and tend to be isolated in much smaller numbers.
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  5. #555
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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    PNW crew is pretty dam solid; many good posters from there. Only a couple rude people.
    i feel like i check both boxes here
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  6. #556
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    Guess it's more than just Seattle - ouch

    https://www.latimes.com/local/califo...601-story.html
    Rats at the police station, filth on L.A. streets — scenes from the collapse of a city that’s lost control








  7. #557
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    More on the impacts to downtown Seattle with regard to the homeless population. This isn't what they should be striving for.

    https://www.seattlebusinessmag.com/t..._jNaMJs2Le4ENw

  8. #558
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    Seattle is dying

    Quote Originally Posted by GoldMember View Post
    This isn't what they should be striving for.https://www.seattlebusinessmag.com/t..._jNaMJs2Le4ENw
    "Industry growth is unprecedented."

    "Nine straight years of growth."

    "The largest hotel in the Pacific Northwest just opened."

    Your article sure makes it sound like Seatlle is dying.
    "Zee damn fat skis are ruining zee piste !" -Oscar Schevlin

    "Hike up your skirt and grow a dick you fucking crybaby" -what Bunion said to Harry at the top of The Headwaters

  9. #559
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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    PNW crew is pretty dam solid; many good posters from there. Only a couple rude people.
    Ya PNW people are pretty nice. With the exception of Brit who's obviously a savage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    Your article sure makes it sound like Seatlle is dying.
    the article made shit up too. there is no burke gilman trail from capital hill to queen anne and no elementary school kids ride their bikes from capital hill to queen anne
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  11. #561
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    i feel like i check both boxes here
    Little column A,
    little column B

  12. #562
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    Fighter jets over a dying city.

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    "Zee damn fat skis are ruining zee piste !" -Oscar Schevlin

    "Hike up your skirt and grow a dick you fucking crybaby" -what Bunion said to Harry at the top of The Headwaters

  13. #563
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    Ah...must be Sea-Fair weekend. How're the boat races?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    Fighter jets over a dying city.

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    Were you in town?
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/o...g-seattle.html

    "Businesses are resentful of homeless drug users discarding needles on sidewalks and using bushes as toilets. A television documentary released this spring, “Seattle Is Dying,” captured the frustration of residents; some would prefer to see the police cart drug users off to jail to get them out of the way.

    “It isn’t as easy as I thought to create a sensible drug policy,” Satterberg admitted to me. But he remains confident that his path, if not easy, will work better than simply throwing people in jail.

    As I see it, the problem is that while Seattle has done an outstanding job halting the war on drugs, it hasn’t done well in financing the war on addiction. It closed the law enforcement toolbox without fully opening the public health toolbox."
    Dan Satterburg needs to go. And no the answer isn't just throwing people in jail... but his answer isn't the right one either.
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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

  16. #566
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    ...and trauma (which you alluded to above).

    The guy who runs our shelter here in B'ham said something along the lines of they didn’t become homeless from running out of money, they became homeless from running out of relationships.

    Even though homelessness is a misnomer, I don't think it's necessarily a bad one. Another local guy who runs HomesNow! says that getting people into a stable environment is the first step toward mental/emotional stability.

    It's tough to have dignity when the rest of society views you as subhuman.

    When does this local guy want homes?

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    i watched a deal go down right in front of a parked cop last night. gas station at 23rd and cherry. cop looked right at it while i was pumping gas.

    i need a side gig

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