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Hope City

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Hope City is the self-applied name of the tent city growing beneath the disused section of 195 East in/near downtown Providence.

So I posted this over here, but this morning I got a feeling that this is just the beginning. It might have been the way those two bicycle cops rode ever so slowly on the sidewalk across the street from the tents, looking ever so carefully into the shadow where the dozen or more tents are clustered.

Whole thing just gave me a bad, bad feeling.

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I find it fascinating that in our current socialistic state of the state that ANYONE can be homeless or destitude. I mean, Obama spent more money than all presidents combined, ever, in 30 days? (I did not verify this fact, I just read it somewhere and it sounded fantastic)

Why even work any more? I recently heard that you can collect up to $600 PER WEEK on unemployment.. What are we doing working, are we idiots? I think The Ank might try to get laid off, buy a coleman stove and mosey on down to Tent City.. I can live off of six hunge per week, EASY.. These people in Hope City are not HOMELESS!! They are GENIUS!!! I wish I had the guts/brain to be on unemployment and live in a tent.. I loved camping..

Enjoy the rampant hyperinflation folks... I think what Obama meant by "Change" was thats what your dollar will be worth when he is done spending and inflating like a drunken sailor.. I bet all you libbies out there had no idea your president was going to turn the free world into Corporate Welfare Heaven.. LOL.. What a joke our country is

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Oh, and if someone can explain to me how spending money for homeless is ECONOMIC STIMULIS I'd love to hear it.. The last time I checked, thats welfare.. Corporate welfare, homeless welfare, home-buyer welfare, home-foreclosure welfare, commuter welfare.. WORKER WELFARE... This is so ridiculous, I cannot even believe its happening..

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Oh, and if someone can explain to me how spending money for homeless is ECONOMIC STIMULIS I'd love to hear it.. The last time I checked, thats welfare.. Corporate welfare, homeless welfare, home-buyer welfare, home-foreclosure welfare, commuter welfare.. WORKER WELFARE... This is so ridiculous, I cannot even believe its happening..

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Oh, and if someone can explain to me how spending money for homeless is ECONOMIC STIMULIS I'd love to hear it..

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Fry if you can explain to me how paying down debt with the stimulus check differs from the bank bailout I'd love to hear it.. If a bank customer pays down a CC with that $$, its the same net result as the bank bailout; the funds go to the bottom line of said bank for "lending" purposes.. The fact that in one case it passed through the customers' hands for a brief second is completely irrelevant..

f1rehead, my side, will never get a chance.. It can't possibly happen.. The sea saw between your side and the republicans since the beginning of time is a lose-lose Ponzi Scheme battle where the only intermittent winners are corporate greed and illegitimate children born stictly for a pay check.. Its a sad reality of the disgusting state of our country and politics..

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You're absolutely right about credit cards. That's why we shouldn't be bailing out these financial institutions. Or the car companies either. The entire economy since about 1970 has been built on feet of clay. Any stimulus money is just being wasted in propping it up. At the end of the day, there's still too much debt. A big problem with the economy is that the multiplier has gotten way out of control. It's time to bring it down to reasonable levels. Much of that will have to be in the form of deleveraging. Tough, but it has to be done. The bank bailouts (moreso than the car companies who are being pared down) are pretty much being encouraged to keep operating like they did before. That just can't happen. The financial system is a mess, it shouldn't have been allowed to get that way in the first place, and it shouldn't be allowed to keep operating that way now.

Oh, and you obviously don't know what my side is.

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A big problem with the economy is that the multiplier has gotten way out of control.

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Also, TA, you make a nice case against tax cuts as a form of stimulus. Thanks.

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I heard about another tent city - Camp Run-amok - on South Water. Any intel?

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Camp Run-amok, the South Water camp, has been getting a fair amount of press over the past few months. Recently several projo articles and a shorter nytimes piece (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/31/us/31land.html?_r=1&hp) have tracked its growth and disbanding. At its largest, it had 60+ residents, significantly greater than the Hope City population.

I biked by yesterday, and most of the tents are gone from the site, though it didn't look completely abandoned yet. Projo has briefly covered their search for a new site.

-dialectric

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