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Jewel of Sacramento

By Onvacation follow Onvacation   2019 Jul 27, 6:56am 475 views   10 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


I used to love this bike trail growing up back in the 60s and early 70s. The problem of homelessness MUST be dealt with or we WILL become a 3rd world country.


"SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The American River Parkway is often called the “Jewel of Sacramento,” but a stretch of the river near downtown shows how the city’s growing homeless population threatens this precious natural resource.

The 1.7-mile paved levee path on the south side of the river between Interstate 5 and the Highway 160 bridge is formally known as the Two Rivers Trail, but you won’t see many recreational cyclists willing to share the space with shopping carts, abandoned bicycles and piles of trash.

Scores of tents and tarps line the base of the levee on both sides of the trail and the sound of a generator can occasionally be heard. The faint smell of human waste can be detected on a hot July afternoon."
Https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/07/25/homeless-crisis-is-destroying-jewel-of-sacramento/?fbclid=IwAR0vT8hyg39LsoW1PaOxUntc29hJdmRbA2MvuBA9Tu-f5Q71cJHBnYaDnnc
1   WineHorror1   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 27, 7:00am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

What is the solution? We can't have an economy that produces income/wealth inequality and then complain about the impoverished.
2   Onvacation   ignore (6)   2019 Jul 27, 7:09am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

WineHorror1 says
What is the solution?

Dormitories, soup kitchens, and work crews. If the homeless don't like it they can move to more hospitable surroundings. Keep parks parks.
3   willywonka   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 27, 7:11am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Benenato means "well born".

4   mell   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 27, 12:53pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Onvacation says
WineHorror1 says
What is the solution?

Dormitories, soup kitchens, and work crews. If the homeless don't like it they can move to more hospitable surroundings. Keep parks parks.


Agreed. The quality of services and goods in the economy, esp. services, has been going down over time, be it the cleanliness of a city/park, the quality of service in a store, the wait for a service etc. There a PLENTY of opportunities and jobs for those that want food and shelter, so put them in programs (no pay but shelter/food etc.) to help others, and those who refuse or are too crazed out and are harming others need to be admitted into closed facilities where they are being forced to do labor as useful as they can be.
5   BayArea   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 27, 1:02pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Well said above... although capitalism has many benefits, as you increase the wealth gap (which has been happening), you will increase the amount of impoverished at the bottom too.
6   mell   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 27, 1:13pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

BayArea says
Well said above... although capitalism has many benefits, as you increase the wealth gap (which has been happening), you will increase the amount of impoverished at the bottom too.


There's plenty of cheap food and even housing if built right to house everyone in exchange for work. Also many things except for the notoriously inflated ones such as housing / healthcare / education rackets have become cheaper. 20 somethings routinely fly around the globe for vacations every year, visit more countries than ever, go out more for dinner and drinks than ever, have their uber chauffeurs pick them up and drop them off and the work place has become a safer place than ever. Let's face it, it's the decaying moral fabric and the instant gratification culture that has been destroying todays youth. While I don't deny the wealth gap increase, the standard of living is better than ever, but nobody wants to focus on what used to define a happy life. Hard work, a family and kids, friends, a cohesive neighborhood, and an occasional vacation to the country side. Instead we have become mostly fat lazy pigs - fuck obesity is up everywhere - with an instant gratification complex who like to complain about the "elite" and blame others for our problems. The wealth gap and the elite is a symptom, not the disease. The disease are globalist leftist cultural marxist politics destroying a once cohesive society, as well as gluttony, addiction to consumption and instant gratification.
8   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 27, 2:01pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

mell says
There's plenty of cheap food and even housing if built right to house everyone in exchange for work.

I agree with you totally, but I suspect a large portion of the homeless wouldn't be up for the "work" part. That is why they are homeless now. Or, they are homeless because they have a drug habit, which wouldn't be allowed in the housing project either.

Here's, unfortunately, how that would go: Homeless person gets the housing and food, but refuses to do the work. Continues to live as a slob in the housing. Person gets kicked out of the program but barred from returning to the public park. Now, leftists and virtue-signalers cry that the homeless person is basically a "slave" because that person isn't allowed to live in the park but is instead "forced" to work an easy job for 5 hours a day in exchange for housing and food worth 3x his work value.
9   mell   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 27, 2:12pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

SunnyvaleCA says
mell says
There's plenty of cheap food and even housing if built right to house everyone in exchange for work.

I agree with you totally, but I suspect a large portion of the homeless wouldn't be up for the "work" part. That is why they are homeless now. Or, they are homeless because they have a drug habit, which wouldn't be allowed in the housing project either.

Here's, unfortunately, how that would go: Homeless person gets the housing and food, but refuses to do the work. Continues to live as a slob in the housing. Person gets kicked out of the program but barred from returning to the public park. Now, leftists and virtue-signalers cry that the homeless person is basically a "slave" because that person isn't allowed to live in the park but is instead "forced" to work an easy job for 5 hours a day in exchange for housing and food worth 3x his work value.


yeah for the hard cases then there must be admittance into a closed facility with forced work - of course given enough proof - ideally not jail but something similar. It's a fine balance between being worried that government declares you mentally ill and admits you and having armies of mentally ill defecating in the streets and assaulting you and your family. Back in the days such people would eventually be shot or taken out otherwise, today we need mental facilities and forced drug rehabs if we don't want to kill them.
10   The_Weeping_Ayatollah   ignore (5)   2019 Jul 27, 2:16pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

WineHorror1 says
What is the solution?


Enforcement of anti-loitering ordinances, duh.

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