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  • On 24 Apr 2014 in Who clicks enough internet ads to give Facebook $642 million in 3 months?, Vicente said:

    Heraclitusstudent says

    Once advertisers realize the fraud, fakebook is due for a fall.

    +1

  • On 24 Apr 2014 in What in the fuck is wrong with you people?, Vicente said:

    zzyzzx says

    Never saw any there (on campue) and only heard about them being in the area below North Ave near that old dorm there. That would have been 1983-1988

    Techwood Dorms, that's where I lived! Junior's Grill was on North Avenue right around the corner at the time. Plenty of homeless along the Varsity axis there. Also pretty common in Home Park, where I ended up later. Used to see them wandering campus all the time though, going through the dumpsters and recycling bins for aluminum. Most people just didn't "see" them because they didn't want to, and also because they tended to loop around in the early morning hours.

  • On 24 Apr 2014 in What in the fuck is wrong with you people?, Vicente said:

    CaptainShuddup says

    Who is behind sending the man over to shut down a homeless feeding center?

    Just about anyone and everyone.

    Look if there's anything most "regular" middle class people don't want hanging in their neighborhood it's the homeless people.

    I was in Atlanta in the 1990's. We had tons of homeless people near Georgia Tech and Midtown area. I used to carry a book of coupons for a beloved greasy spoon on my street, and if I got panhandled for food while walking I'd walk them down to Junior's Grill and see they got something to eat. But most people cross the street to avoid encountering anyone shabbily dressed. Starting around 1995, bus tickets were plentifully handed out and they were "encouraged" to migrate. I'm pretty sure this was business interests looking to clean the city up prior to the Olympics. That's not liberal or conservative politics IMO, but rather business/establishment interests deciding they need to look good "for the world".

    If you want to open a new soup kitchen you will likely find NIMBY busybodies on the neighborhood association oppose it. I mean I get their point, they associate homeless people as society always has, prone to petty theft and other crimes of opportunity and they don't want them walking up and down their street and possibly peering in their windows going "hey nice stuff you have there". Breaking up hobo camps was a job of the police both in the Roaring 20's and the depressed 30's.

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