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Hong Kong housing bubble forces people to live in metal cages

By lostand confused (17/17 = 100% civil)   2013 Feb 7, 12:10am   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   1,072 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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1   C Boy   2013 Feb 7, 9:50pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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

2   zzyzzx (54/54 = 100% civil)   2013 Feb 7, 11:36pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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

3   ELC   2013 Feb 9, 11:39pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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.

4   Patrick (284/284 = 100% civil)   2013 Feb 10, 12:58am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Never heard of baijiu before. Interesting:

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

5   Kevin   2013 Feb 10, 1:56am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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

6   C Boy   2013 Feb 10, 4:41am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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.

7   ELC   2013 Feb 10, 6:21am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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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