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Let them eat cake! | THE AMOUNT OF MONEY WE IN THE WEST SPEND ON FOOD IN ONE WEEK COULD FEED THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR DOESN'T THAT MEAN WE'RE BEI | image tagged in memes,confused gandalf | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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PEOPLE GOING HUNGRY BECAUSE WE BUY GUNS | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
The myth or the reality, the reality is they could feed themselves if wanted too but their governments are happy for us to do it.
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homeless woman with sign | THE SAME COULD BE SAID FOR AMERICA | image tagged in homeless woman with sign | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
The fact is, the US spends more on their military budget than the next SIX countries combined, and those six include China and Russia.

Now I'm no socialist SJW, (I'm more "common sense middle"), and I'm not advocating handouts, but if the cost of living (like food) wasn't so damned high, there might be a much less severe homeless problem.
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Batman Slapping Robin Meme | THE COST OF FOOD IS TOO HIGH THE COST OF PRODUCING FOOD IS TOO HIGH | image tagged in memes,batman slapping robin | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
The problem with homelessness isn't the cost of food, but the cost of housing. Since the government stopped allowing people to homestead on empty land, the problem has increased. Local laws concerning housing and building can be prohibitive, too.

My cousin lives in the manufactured housing capital of the world, but it's set up so that a person cannot put a mobile home on private property. You can pick up a used mobile home for as little a $500, but it costs more a month to park it in a mobile home park. Meanwhile, empty lots abound throughout the city from where houses were torn down because they had become too decrepit.
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Homesteading should be an integral part of the constitution, this practice could potentially revive ghost towns as a byproduct as well.
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While it was pretty much in practice before the country was even a nation, IIRC, the Homestead Act of 1862, signed into law by Lincoln, formalized the homesteading. While changes were made to homesteading over the next century, that came to a halt when the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 brought it to an end. (note: Alaska was exempted from this until 1986)

I personally think this should be done with the "tax sales" of properties that back taxes are owed. These tax sales usually end up going to slum lords, and lack of improvement on the properties brings down the value of surrounding properties.
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Ghost town  | IF SOMEONE WANTS TO MOVE HERE AND TAKE ONE THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO | image tagged in ghost town | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
the Netherlands has laws that forbid owning empty unused buildings or properties, if someone squats because someone else bought it and did not use it, the squatter wins.
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Not that I'm disagreeing with you, because I know all that, but I said "the cost of living (LIKE food)". Housing also counts under cost of living, when in fact it shouldn't.

Depending on which studies you read, there is anywhere from 6 to 24 empty houses /per homeless person/ in the US, and that's not counting second homes. A couple of states started /giving/ these homes to homeless people, and found out it cost their taxpayers less to do that (and provide appropriate counseling services to help them find work and keep the homes), than it cost for all the homeless assistance programs, such as shelters.
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I read that as well, about empty houses being put to use for the homeless. My cousin pointed that out to me a while back when he was doing an article on solutions to the homeless situation. Do you remember the "Dollar houses" that were set up as urban homesteading. Buy an abandoned house from the city for a dollar, and you have X amount of time to bring it up to code and it was yours. You also had to live in it. Real popular in the 70s, I hear, but cities stopped doing that because the people that bough the dollar houses lacked the skills and money to fix them up.
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stop blaming homelessness on the government. the government has nothing to do with it. the reason people are homeles is because they are to lazy to get a job.
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Some are, not all, not even the majority. Claiming otherwise just proves you're an idiot.
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what could be a different cause for homelessness?
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There are a number of reasons, though I know someone who claims "ALL homeless people are just lazy" would write many of them off as excuses for laziness, like drug and gambling addiction, or family breakdowns.

Of those you can't excuse as laziness, mental disorders are one big cause. And as mentioned, the high cost of living is another. There is a subset of people called "the working homeless", those who have jobs, sometimes two or three jobs, but are still homeless. Low income/high rent situations, where people are living out of their cars, or at best, couch-surfing among their friends.

And that's not even counting the rapidly growing trend these days of grown adults, 30 to 40+ (or more), moving back in with their parents. They're not on the streets, but due to the cost of living they're still /technically/ homeless, being as they don't have their own home but are living in their parents home.
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that is a very good point. I was wrong when I said that all homeless people are lazy.
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good save, moose. way to come around.
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People think they are so smart and clever. There is only ONE world and it is the same all over. Your government intentionally keeps you poor and running, just like "them". If you are poor, it is because you fail to recognize and respect your master. lol. Good luck, peons!!!!
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You do make a valid point!
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Nevada explained
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THE WEST SUCK
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lol. people have hilariously distorted views of their relationship to the rest of the world. you can tell when people don't travel. lol.
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In missing the joke, you also seem to have confused a single household's expenditures on food with what I was talking about, which is all westernized countries. (ie "we in the west", not "we in my house").
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oh shut up, u twat. nobody misunderstood your basic ass meme. lol. "westernized countries"...lol. u dunce.
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Exactly, nobody except YOU misunderstood it. The ability to read simple English is fundamental. I even dumbed it down when I made it, for people just like you, that's why it literally says "we in the west".

Guess I didn't dumb it down far enough.
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ok Jakkoff
buy a plane to ticket to somewhere nice. get yourself a life. lol. or just keep dumbing your dumb $hit way down. lol
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Took you that long and THAT was the best you could come up with? Not to mention you just burned yourself worse than you burned me, so yeah, I'll keep dumbing it way down for ya.
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what have you come up with? Bupkiss i take as long as i want, and never worry. why don't you go worry about your grocery bill, Jakkoff?? fucn kook.
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Relevance?
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Even if that were true, still not seeing the relevance to the meme.
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things Jakkoff could use: 1) a ejukashun 2) a passport.
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