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  1. That last Ukranian goal was a thing of beauty. Start at 1:20 if this link doesn't do it automatically.
  2. Trump is a vulgar pig who hurls personal insults at people hourly. That fat, spray-tanned raccoon deserves everything that's said about him and more.
  3. She can make a much better living telling lies as a direct employee of Fox instead of an indirect employee of Fox. Trump might not even bother replacing her, at least not with any plans to hold briefings.
  4. If this has been discussed in this thread already, apologies but I'll take a link. Going to Scotland/Ireland in September. I'll be in Glasgow on the 20th and 21st. Manchester City is 2.5 hours by train and it just so happens that they host Brighton on the 21st. I'd like to go and want to see if anybody has advice on the best way to buy tickets, how far in advance I'm able to buy so I can plan around it, etc.
  5. Who knows what this out of control maniac would have done if this wasn't being recorded. Link to article
  6. The internet doesn't seem all that impressed with the announced expansion, which will have an extended main quest, human NPC's, and battle royales to see who becomes overseer. It's not enough to get me to buy it, I don't think. Link to article but Twitter's more fun right now.
  7. Did they have any #######' laser beams? Eta: so, we're censoring the fake bad word now?
  8. Went to #11 last night. This first goal, schtick aside, was pretty awesome: Musa to Jahn
  9. no hats, no weed, yes beer, no sports teams unless it's weird like the Hanover Pudwhackers or something.
  10. Subscription deceleration? But like 1%. This seems like an overreaction because they also upped guidance. I'm tempted to jump in here after hours before the algos correct.
  11. Yep. Part of making this work would be a way to properly vet participants. There's going to be people and gigantic corporations who game systems all the time, regardless of what it is. And there's nothing on earth that will solve everything on earth. The questions around homelessness, as I see it: Are current systems working? Are the current large scale approaches to homelessness working? What do I mean by "working?" Is "working" just a meal and a bed, or is it systemic change to alleviate the conditions that lead to homelessness to begin with? Are my tax dollars better spent paying for a one-night stay, or investing in programs that treat the whole person/family so they become self-sufficient and ultimately return the favor they received, and more, back to society? I think moving away from throwing money at temporary fixes that don't drive permanent change into Housing First, or other evidence-based practices, makes sense. I also understand that anecdotal evidence of bad actors holds a lot of sway. I also think it's very cynical (you're not doing this, just saying) to think most people would rather not sustain themselves. There are some, sure, and maybe we end up paying for them, too, but most people have pride and a will to make it on their own.
  12. I understand. And emergency shelter is still necessary for certain people in certain situations. However, the cots don't do anything for the underlying conditions that often lead to homelessness. Even at full utilization, these people still wake up with whatever got them there to begin with. A night on a cot doesn't help the returning vet with PTSD. A night on a cot doesn't help the uninsured suffering from a mental illness. A night on a cot doesn't help the family (and there's a ton of these) that was living paycheck to paycheck and got laid off - these folks really just need a place to shower, iron, eat, and have phone calls/mail sent to while they job hunt.
  13. The idea is to eventually replace the shelters with a new approach that leads to long-term positive outcomes for people, as opposed to a cot for a night.
  14. I knew from your posting history this was nonsense, but I tried anyway. I don't have SID's patience in discussing things with people who make zero effort so I'm done now.
  15. Some of the economic advantages have already been discussed here. You're free to research it further or you can just go with your gut. Whatever works for you.
  16. This is another obstacle. It's tough to convince people who feel like someone is getting over on society to create good policy that seems like it rewards people who made bad choices, even if it was because of mental illness. Even if the economics make sense (and t does), people will feel cheated so it's tough to get these things started. "I paid MY student loans, so why shouldn't THEY?" "I didn't go through life with undiagnosed bipolar disorder that subsequently led to homelessness and the need for services, so why should THEY?"
  17. Of course not. This question doesn't really make sense in the context of combating homelessness, though.
  18. It's expensive up front for sure. The thing is though, like preventative services, the up-front costs are often far less than the long-term costs of not doing the prevention. It'd be cheaper to give a guy a house and help him work through his substance abuse problem or get consistent with his meds or whatever, then to keep paying for his incarceration because he lost it on the streets, over and over again. However, it's hard to sell these kinds of things when elected officials need results within election cycles. There's a ton of other obstacles to getting these things implemented, too. Lack of real estate, landlords unwilling to rent to these populations, etc.
  19. So these are the threads we have now, huh? I mean, I know it was inevitable but I'm not really looking forward to "Depends Alternatives: Whacha Got?
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