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Hong Kong housing bubble forces people to live in metal cages


By lostand confused   Follow   Thu, 7 Feb 2013, 12:10am PST   518 views   7 comments
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http://news.yahoo.com/poor-cages-show-dark-side-hong-kong-boom-142635066--finance.html

Hong Kong, one of Asia's wealthiest cities, home is a mansion with an expansive view from the heights of Victoria Peak. For some of the poorest, home is a metal cage. Some 100,000 people in the former British colony live in what's known as inadequate housing, according to the Society for Community Organization, a social welfare group.

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C Boy   Thu, 7 Feb 2013, 9:50pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 1

Very efficient. I bet the Koch brothers are taking notes.

zzyzzx   Thu, 7 Feb 2013, 11:36pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 2

San Francisco, LA, San Diego, and NYC should set up cages as well.

ELC   Sat, 9 Feb 2013, 11:39pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 3

zzyzzx says

San Francisco, LA, San Diego, and NYC should set up cages as well.

It wouldn't be so bad if there were no bedbugs. Don't these people have enough sense to chip in and spend a few bucks for bug spray? Or would that cut down on beer/baijiu money? Looks like the poor in China are about as clueless as the poor in America.

Patrick   Sun, 10 Feb 2013, 12:58am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 4

Never heard of baijiu before. Interesting:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baijiu

Kevin   Sun, 10 Feb 2013, 1:56am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 5

Large portions of the us already live in metal cages. Its called prison.

C Boy   Sun, 10 Feb 2013, 4:41am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 6

ELC says

zzyzzx says

San Francisco, LA, San Diego, and NYC should set up cages as well.

It wouldn't be so bad if there were no bedbugs. Don't these people have enough sense to chip in and spend a few bucks for bug spray? Or would that cut down on beer/baijiu money? Looks like the poor in China are about as clueless as the poor in America.

Bedbugs are immune to most bug sprays. DDT is the best thing to use.

ELC   Sun, 10 Feb 2013, 6:21am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 7

C Boy says

Bedbugs are immune to most bug sprays. DDT is the best thing to use.

I've heard lavender oil and water spray works but who knows. At worst it'll improve the smell.

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