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    Yeah, that's kinda how it feels here too. There are a bunch of people in the neighborhood now that I'm pretty sure are on meth. Most of the time they just are weird to themselves, but sometimes they'll get fixated on you and come after you, and that's when it gets scary because they're all sped up and not really great at listening to reason. I've had more than one take a swing at me when I ride my bike down the street, thankfully nobody's managed to connect yet.

    It's tough, because I feel like most of my neighbors are so willing to see the homeless people in our neighborhood as a problem to be gotten rid of and not as actual people who need help and are sick, but at the same time then you end up in a situation where like...what if Michele had been by herself taking the trash out or something when that dude was wandering around the garage?

    Ultimately, I think we've got a right to safety and they've got a right to dignity and help, but of course our city provides none of those things.

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    For our Canadian friends, eh.


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    Sorry to hear that, Tom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Ultimately, I think we've got a right to safety and they've got a right to dignity and help, but of course our city provides none of those things.
    I read that USA has fundamentally individual oriented system.
    The fault is always your decision.

    Our system is not good for other reasons.
    You can intentionally kill again after a served sentence.

    Now brainwashing westerners is free, I wouldn't mind if it wasn't.
    But who would make the rules, world is full of much worse than Jeff Landrys.

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    It definitely does. The problem is that so many Americans take that so seriously that they will act against their own self interests if it feels like it's helping someone else that we feel like doesn't deserve it.

    The idea of single-payer healthcare here is still not widely popular despite the fact that everybody hates their insurance company and has dealt with things like getting surgery where the hospital and surgeon are in network but turns out the anesthesiologist isn't and you get charged a few grand directly just by that person who you didn't even pick in the first place, they just came with the package. But "why should I have to pay for this other person's medical care?" is the prevailing wisdom, even though it'd end up saving you money in the long run.

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    I think conservatives don’t like single payer systems or ‘socialism’ isn’t just because they’re heartless and doesn’t want to pay for other people’s healthcare, but because single payer naturally demotivates productivity and inevitability increase cost.

    Of course our current system is still costing us more than arms and legs, but at least money is also encouraging medical advancements? Big money is allowing the rich to receive top notch care and treatments… and hopefully these advancements can ‘trickle’ down to us average folks?

    Think of it this way, we used to have more than Boeing making planes. Now we have only a ‘single’ plane maker. Is that really better? Or let’s make Boeing government owned! Will that really make Boeing better?

    Anyway, regarding our cities being invaded by these zombie-like homeless druggies… I’m really not sure what we can do to solve that problem. It’s a culmination of our many social problems…

    But I think similar to Boeing, until we get leadership that really care about making planes and not just concerned with only money… likewise until we have politicians who really care about American people, things are unlikely to change.

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    The awkward feeling when you hear news of a celebrity dying and you somehow thought they had passed away years ago, so you don't feel as bad about it.

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    Love when I pull a muscle in my back while brushing my teeth.

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    Somebody around here is about to arrange an Air Pussy Licking World Championship competition.
    (it's sponsored)
    60 sec, men and women series, flip to air butt and you're DQ.

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    If it was anywhere other than Finland, I'd be surprised by this.

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