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President Shitface wants to throw homeless people into concentration camps

DrForester

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Oct 25, 2017
5,882


If it sounds familiar, Star Trek DS9 called this back in the 90s. And the episode was set in 2024.

 

DrSlek

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Oct 29, 2017
3,925
There is more than enough housing available to house the homeless. It's just all in the hands of landlords and flippers.
 

Pancoar

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
835
Can we round up all the republicans and put them in cages indefinitely instead?
 

Fat4all

Community Resettler
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Oct 25, 2017
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bork land
under nearly any other administration I'd think this could be OK

like yeah, giving the homeless a proper residence and food and healthcare and whatnot could help them out a lot

but I don't think that's what this administration has in mind
 

Ripcord

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Oct 30, 2017
501
Oh shit. The only way to stop this from happening is to make sure it's adequately funded once it does.
 
Oct 31, 2017
4,299
My first two reactions to reading this topic line:

“Of course he does”

and

“Just like that Deep Space Nine Episode”
 
Oct 25, 2017
11,132
under nearly any other administration I'd think this could be OK

like yeah, giving the homeless a proper residence and food and healthcare and whatnot could help them out a lot

but I don't think that's what this administration has in mind
States already have these kind of programs and places for them to go. SF also at one point had a bunch of SRO but they’re all but gone thanks to the housing boom

A federal plan for this would just be some form of jail.
 

SbnaS

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Sep 3, 2018
38
Citations needed two most recent podcasts cover this topic. I highly recommend listening to them.
 

AstronaughtE

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Nov 26, 2017
1,550
Start with immigrants because they're illegal, move on to the homeless because they're a nuisance, soon we'll be relocating the mentally disabled, then, before you know it, they'll move on to political enemies and we'll be blaming Democrats.
 

Matthew77

Avenger
Oct 29, 2017
2,835
Massachusetts
So when do people stop saying I am the problem because I keep saying the Dems do nothing and we need to take more action?

Like it or not we’re getting to the “there was no one left when they came for me stage” and everyone still sitting on their asses.
 

nsilvias

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Oct 25, 2017
3,120
Chicago
i can see them trying t o charge homeless people rent like that one place that wanted to charge people to be in jail
 

Dennis8K

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Oct 25, 2017
9,650
It is like summer camp where you can't just leave. Except it is all year around and you are an adult.
 

Sheepinator

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Jul 25, 2018
5,913
People are misreading the story. By "government backed facilities" he means the Govt paying him $1,000 a night for each person to stay at one of his failing hotels.
 

real2

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Jan 31, 2019
125
The fact that there are concentration camps on US soil is a travesty. The GOP don't give a flying fuck though.
 

DrewFu

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Apr 19, 2018
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The thread title is a bit much. If they're able to come and go as they wish, that isn't a concentration camp.
 

Mivey

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Oct 25, 2017
6,605
Considering how automation and globalization will disrupt our current economic realities, and make it next to impossible for a large set of the population to have any kind of work that could pay them a living wage, that's a pretty interesting take on a possible 21st century history. It's fairly nuanced, too, it doesn't portray the society as outright evil, just uncaring. They don't know what else to do with those people, but are unwilling to change the way their society works.

God I love DS9. Miss it too. Wish we had Sci-Fi shows on that level today.
 

i-Lo

Avenger
Oct 31, 2017
10,961
Not America
These are the $1200 bunk beds in San Francisco.
That's 1200 per month.
Honestly they kind of look like cozy for folks living a transient life or on a temporary basis. Whether it is worth $1200 though... I would probably go insane if I had live like that for years at a time.

You're joking, but people are trying to make this an actual thing
It already is an actual thing. Hong Kong has the worst and good rendition of that model. So does Japan (if Hitman taught me anything). So it is not surprising at all.
 

Richiek

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Nov 2, 2017
2,439
Funny, Citations Needed just released a 2 part podcast on how the Right demonizes the homeless.


 

Makai

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Oct 25, 2017
99
How the fuck are you going to solve homelessness if you think free housing = concentration camps? The plan isn't to round them up for execution.