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Aug 1, 2021 11:14 PM CST Had no idea . . .
Two days ago a long-time friend of mine and I met in our favorite pub here. She asked me if I’d been on “the corridor” (Interstate 5) lately, from approximately Eugene to Seattle. I had not. Now, I’m no shrinking violet to the news, but here is what she told me, and showed recent images of. The freeway shoulders, and the underpasses, which are many, are a solid sea of homeless camps. No longer just some—a solid sea of tents and people for hundreds of miles. I can’t fathom this.
Aug 1, 2021 11:22 PM CST Had no idea . . .
rohaan: Two days ago a long-time friend of mine and I met in our favorite pub here. She asked me if I’d been on “the corridor” (Interstate 5) lately, from approximately Eugene to Seattle. I had not. Now, I’m no shrinking violet to the news, but here is what she told me, and showed recent images of. The freeway shoulders, and the underpasses, which are many, are a solid sea of homeless camps. No longer just some—a solid sea of tents and people for hundreds of miles. I can’t fathom this.
Sounds like a good time to vacate... drinking
Aug 1, 2021 11:34 PM CST Had no idea . . .
mikey4691: Sounds like a good time to vacate...
Although we have some homeless camps around here, we’re still a good two hours from the I5 corridor. I’m not vacating— besides, it’s probably like this just about everywhere...especially in denser communities.
Aug 1, 2021 11:40 PM CST Had no idea . . .
rohaan: Although we have some homeless camps around here, we’re still a good two hours from the I5 corridor. I’m not vacating— besides, it’s probably like this just about everywhere...especially in denser communities.
It's only gonna get worse, Biden invited the whole planet to come on in...
Aug 1, 2021 11:53 PM CST Had no idea . . .
mikey4691: It's only gonna get worse, Biden invited the whole planet to come on in...
That's not the reason Mikey. See below ...

A nationwide eviction moratorium is set to expire Saturday night after President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress worked furiously but ultimately failed to align on a long-shot strategy to prevent millions of Americans from being forced from their homes during a COVID-19 surge.

More than 3.6 million Americans are at risk of eviction, some in a matter of days, as nearly $47 billion in federal housing aid to the states during the pandemic has been slow to make it into the hands of renters and landlords owed payments. The moratorium expires at midnight Saturday.

Tensions mounted late Friday as it became clear there would be no resolution in sight. Hours before the ban was set to expire, Biden called on local governments to “take all possible steps" to immediately disburse the funds. Evictions could begin as soon as Monday.

“There can be no excuse for any state or locality not accelerating funds to landlords and tenants that have been hurt during this pandemic," Biden said in a statement.

“Every state and local government must get these funds out to ensure we prevent every eviction we can," he said.

The stunning outcome, as the White House and Congress each expected the other to act, exposed a rare divide between the president and his allies on Capitol Hill, and one that could have lasting impact as the nation's renters face widespread evictions.

Biden set off the scramble by announcing he would allow the eviction ban to expire, rather than challenge a recent Supreme Court ruling signaling this would be the last deadline. He called on Congress on Thursday to swiftly pass legislation to extend the date.

Racing to respond, Democrats strained to rally the votes early Friday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi implored colleagues to pass legislation extending the deadline, calling it a “moral imperative," to protect renters and also the landlords who are owed compensation.

Congress must “meet the needs of the American people: both the families unable to make rent and those to whom the rent is to be paid," she said in an overnight letter late Thursday.

But after hours of behind-the-scenes wrangling throughout the day, Democratic lawmakers had questions and could not muster support to extend the ban even a few months. An attempt to simply approve an extension by consent, without a formal vote, was objected to by House Republicans. The Senate may try again Saturday.


Aug 1, 2021 11:56 PM CST Had no idea . . .
mikey4691: It's only gonna get worse, Biden invited the whole planet to come on in...
My thoughts are that this situation doesn't happen overnight...

It's the result of years of bad management in terms of caring for the vulnerable in our communities and a collapsed economy.

I really don't think the blame for this can be laid at the feet of one POTUS, it's a cumulative effect.
Aug 2, 2021 12:49 AM CST Had no idea . . .
In my little city in the middle of almost nowhere we now have so many drug busts I hope the pressure that hopefully exists works cause that is the major cause of homelessness in my little city today. times have changed. Not long ago I drove by a guy by a store on the ground rolling the ground fighting the effects on whatever drug he took. I do not have a cellphone but I wonder how long it took for somebody to at least call for help for him. I should have tried to help him but I'm kinda done playing superman.laugh motorcycle
Aug 2, 2021 9:04 AM CST Had no idea . . .
Fadedbluejeans: In my little city in the middle of almost nowhere we now have so many drug busts I hope the pressure that hopefully exists works cause that is the major cause of homelessness in my little city today. times have changed. Not long ago I drove by a guy by a store on the ground rolling the ground fighting the effects on whatever drug he took. I do not have a cellphone but I wonder how long it took for somebody to at least call for help for him. I should have tried to help him but I'm kinda done playing superman.
I used to help out a lot. Give money, pick up hitch-hikers, even let people crash at my house. Almost all of the time, things went OK. But these are very arbitrary times— the money is all too often wasted; a single driver can easily be over-taken by a hitch-hiker; same kind of thing can happen to a home-owner, and, it can become a hassle legally to get rid of someone who won’t leave. I don’t want to be prejudicial, but too many of these folks have relinquished their moral compass, and the farther they go into the abyss the more shallow - there’s no compassion on THEIR part to be fair and honest to even the people trying to help them. They develop an attitude of feeling righteous about doing whatever they need to do to get what they want. I won’t say I’m “done”, but I certainly am not a pushover. It’s just unsafe—the trout is in the bucket of milk and the evidence of what I have seen far exceeds being just circumstantial. Not worth the risk—yet my heart goes out to misfortune. It’s hard to know what to do these days.teddybear
Aug 2, 2021 10:51 AM CST Had no idea . . .
serene56: My thoughts are that this situation doesn't happen overnight...

It's the result of years of bad management in terms of caring for the vulnerable in our communities and a collapsed economy.

I really don't think the blame for this can be laid at the feet of one POTUS, it's a cumulative effect.
Biden opened the floodgates that Trump had closed, and if you want to to talk bad management, look at every big city that is failing it's people, and you'll find Democrats in charge... California, Chicago, New York, for examples.. It's amazing how blind the people in my country are, and the Biden regime wants more of this same madness..
Aug 2, 2021 11:21 AM CST Had no idea . . .
Remb mike, about half the country is not blind.
Of the remaining 50ish % many actually believe msm.
I would rather say the glass is half full
though it looks grim right now.
Aug 2, 2021 11:32 AM CST Had no idea . . .
Grandsiozzie: Remb mike, about half the country is not blind.
Of the remaining 50ish % many actually believe msm.
I would rather say the glass is half full
though it looks grim right now.
Yeah MSM should be outlawed.. It's one of biggest scams out there... very mad
Aug 2, 2021 11:38 AM CST Had no idea . . .
@mike, imagine if we didn't have fox.
Aug 2, 2021 11:41 AM CST Had no idea . . .
MrBoDangles
MrBoDanglesMrBoDanglesAuckland, New Zealand244 Posts
It's happening around the world man. You can either turn a blind eye and pretend otherwise or you can give a cheese burger and a bit of coinage to comfort your soul but either way, when winter hits, the same people will be still under the bridge eating cheese burgers asking for a double mack with gherkins.

Aug 2, 2021 11:50 AM CST Had no idea . . .
Grandsiozzie: @mike, imagine if we didn't have fox.
I don't believe all they say either, but we did need some competition for the commie networks to deal with... The commie networks don't even try to hide their bias anymore.. They be like, Go Go China Joe, and that Ho... grin
Aug 2, 2021 11:51 AM CST Had no idea . . .
MrBoDangles: ....the same people will be still under the bridge eating cheese burgers asking for a double mack with gherkins.
- actually new people under the bridge ...hehe
I would almost certainly be under that bridge myself if I lived in the erea.
I'm lower middle class.
But I'm lucky and live here.

drinking
Aug 2, 2021 11:52 AM CST Had no idea . . .
-eh correction, lower working class.
Aug 2, 2021 11:55 AM CST Had no idea . . .
mikey4691: I don't believe all they say either, but we did need some competition for the commie networks to deal with... The commie networks don't even try to hide their bias anymore.. They be like, Go Go China Joe, and that Ho...
I KNOOOW... it's scary as F.
So in that context it's good to have fox as long as the few good men (and wimms)
there is still onboard.
Aug 2, 2021 12:27 PM CST Had no idea . . .
LaFonda
LaFondaLaFondaIrving, Texas USA1 Threads 1,106 Posts
Rich are getting richer, CEO's having the hourly worker do the dirty jobs and when shit hits the fan the hourly workers are fired. Who can't fight for themselves stay at the bottom, live in your middle class neighborhood in a box. Then the cycle continues, wash, rinse, spin, and dump.
Aug 2, 2021 12:35 PM CST Had no idea . . .
Lostedonline now!
Lostedonline now!LostedSherman, Texas USA1 Threads 853 Posts
rohaan: Two days ago a long-time friend of mine and I met in our favorite pub here. She asked me if I’d been on “the corridor” (Interstate 5) lately, from approximately Eugene to Seattle. I had not. Now, I’m no shrinking violet to the news, but here is what she told me, and showed recent images of. The freeway shoulders, and the underpasses, which are many, are a solid sea of homeless camps. No longer just some—a solid sea of tents and people for hundreds of miles. I can’t fathom this.
Think about who the shitbag mayors
of Portland and Seattle are.
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