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Hong Kong housing bubble forces people to live in metal cages


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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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  1. C Boy


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    1   5:50am Fri 8 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

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

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

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    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.

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    4   8:58am Sun 10 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Never heard of baijiu before. Interesting:

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

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

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    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.

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    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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