Hong Kong housing bubble forces people to live in metal cages

By lostand confused   follow   Thu, 7 Feb 2013, 12:10am PST   ↑ Like   ↓ Dislike   815 views   7 comments   Watch (3)   Share   Quote  

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   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Thu, 7 Feb 2013, 9:50pm PST   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 1

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

zzyzzx   befriend (10)   ignore (6)   Thu, 7 Feb 2013, 11:36pm PST   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 2

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

ELC   befriend (3)   ignore (0)   Sat, 9 Feb 2013, 11:39pm PST   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   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   befriend (62)   ignore (4)   Sun, 10 Feb 2013, 12:58am PST   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 4

Never heard of baijiu before. Interesting:

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

Kevin   befriend (0)   ignore (3)   Sun, 10 Feb 2013, 1:56am PST   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 5

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

C Boy   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Sun, 10 Feb 2013, 4:41am PST   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   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   befriend (3)   ignore (0)   Sun, 10 Feb 2013, 6:21am PST   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   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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