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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 12:16 AM

24 empty houses are available for each homeless American. n/t.



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Reply 24 empty houses are available for each homeless American. n/t. (Original post)
midnight Apr 2012 OP
sudopod Apr 2012 #1
azurnoir Apr 2012 #2
sudopod Apr 2012 #3
SunSeeker Apr 2012 #4
jenwilson Apr 2012 #5
HiPointDem Apr 2012 #6
midnight Apr 2012 #8
SunSeeker Apr 2012 #9
Kablooie Apr 2012 #7

Response to midnight (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 12:47 AM

1. This is fundamentally evil. nt

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 12:54 AM

2. this is so wrong what it comes down to is that

there are some out there that would rather see people families old young men women children out in the street than have someone get what they see as something for nothing

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:16 AM

3. KICK

nt

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:50 AM

4. They can't even live on property DONATED for homeless vets.

A lawsuit was filed last summer by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of the veterans, alleging that VA had failed to use its large West Los Angeles campus for its intended purpose. The 387 acres were donated to the government in 1888 with the intention that it be used to provide care and permanent housing for veterans. According to the ACLU suit, VA has, over time, strayed from that original purpose. Large portions of the property have been given over to private social services and a number of private companies, including a rental car company.

http://www.usmedicine.com/news/2012/03/28/homeless-veterans-lawsuit-against-va-in-west-los-angeles-moves-forward.html

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:18 AM

5. Who cares about them

 

There are innocent families that are on the streets because of property laws originating from the dark ages.

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Response to jenwilson (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:24 AM

6. ? who cares about homeless vets? who cares that land & facilities donated for the care of

 

indigent vets has been privatized?

i don't get your point.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:17 PM

8. "Without stable living conditions, these veterans cannot access the necessary medical and mental

health services they need." Great link to an important part of the problem-keeping those in need in chaos... I also have to wonder if this land was given over to private companies when Reagan was the Gov.?

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Response to midnight (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:04 PM

9. Good guess. There USED TO BE housing there for vets.

The problem, like with so many things, is greed. These 400 acres are now wedged between some of the the most prime real estate in Los Angeles, if not the world--it sits between the millionaire bedroom community of Brentwood and UCLA. It is beautiful, with flowing lawns, long-shuttered art deco veteran boarding houses sitting vacant, and an old veteran's theater that has been converted to a community theater, the Wadsworth. And the rich neighbors want to keep it that way: a huge park-like open space with no scruffy veterans walking about. It really is a crime. I don't know how they got away with it. Sure hope the lawsuit is successful.

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:06 AM

7. it's nice that they can have a choice.

They can choose which of the 24 not to live in.

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