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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-24-10 09:51 PM
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UGH, a fairly liberal friend of mine asserted that most homeless people are drug-abusers...
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...and alcoholics. Wow, just wow. She's very liberal on most issues (Abortion being the exception, she's a Catholic), but unfortunately she is one of those people who believes personal experience (she taught in a "bad" school in Ocala, Florida for 3 years) over factual data. When I tried to convince her otherwise she took it as a personal attack. (

Wow, when an even fairly liberal person believes RW myths about the homeless how the hell are we going to change the minds of most people?
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  -UGH, a fairly liberal friend of mine asserted that most homeless people are drug-abusers... Odin2005  Jun-24-10 09:51 PM   #0 
  - Tell her that they're not actually homeless  Orrex   Jun-24-10 09:55 PM   #1 
  - They might be - that does not mean they should be homeless or deserve to be  treestar   Jun-24-10 09:57 PM   #2 
  - Excellent link--thanks!  Orrex   Jun-24-10 10:01 PM   #5 
  - +1000  n2doc   Jun-25-10 11:27 AM   #24 
  - Thank you.  Sparkly   Jun-25-10 12:15 PM   #33 
  - Here are some basic stats.  ithinkmyliverhurts   Jun-24-10 10:00 PM   #3 
  - If my fairly liberal friend said that to me, I'd suggest  flvegan   Jun-24-10 10:00 PM   #4 
  - may not be able to, but that is not a problem  William Z. Foster   Jun-24-10 10:03 PM   #6 
  - People are much more comfortable blaming the victim rather than the society.  bobbolink   Jun-24-10 10:04 PM   #7 
  - +1!  Gemini Cat   Jun-24-10 10:14 PM   #9 
  - Mental illness and drug abuse  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-24-10 10:10 PM   #8 
  - Read my post #14. n/t  Cleita   Jun-24-10 10:48 PM   #15 
  - The last thirty years had a lot to do with it as well  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-24-10 11:02 PM   #17 
     - I do know about the chronic, impossible ones, but they were so few  Cleita   Jun-24-10 11:14 PM   #18 
        - As I said these three were  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-24-10 11:17 PM   #19 
  - Thank you very much for the more accurate numbers. It is past time for progressives  bobbolink   Jun-25-10 11:09 AM   #21 
  - Self-medication for Depression... nt  Bigmack   Jun-24-10 10:15 PM   #10 
  - Most homeless people are children.  Lex   Jun-24-10 10:16 PM   #11 
  - I have been volunteering for 25 years  quaker bill   Jun-24-10 10:33 PM   #12 
  - Even if it were 38%, that would mean 62% weren't...  maryf   Jun-25-10 10:30 AM   #20 
  - My guess  quaker bill   Jun-25-10 08:14 PM   #38 
  - I think this figure is pretty accurate, too.  AngryOldDem   Jun-25-10 12:28 PM   #35 
     - Thanks for your service  quaker bill   Jun-25-10 08:16 PM   #39 
  - Many of us are one medical bill or car repair bill away from homelessness  BuelahWitch   Jun-24-10 10:35 PM   #13 
  - Back before Reaganomics, I knew people who were alcoholics and  Cleita   Jun-24-10 10:47 PM   #14 
  - we welcome him or her to the real world  mth44sc   Jun-24-10 10:56 PM   #16 
  - So what? They're still homeless. What about their kids?  phasma ex machina   Jun-25-10 11:12 AM   #22 
  - ahh, there's the rub...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-25-10 11:25 AM   #23 
  - Homeless people need homes, not shelters  happy_liberal   Jun-25-10 11:47 AM   #28 
     - "Shelter" is probably an anachronism.  phasma ex machina   Jun-25-10 12:06 PM   #30 
  - a lot of homeless abuse drugs and alcohol because they are untreated for mental illness.  dionysus   Jun-25-10 11:36 AM   #25 
  - Saint Ronnie's legacy.  phasma ex machina   Jun-25-10 12:07 PM   #31 
     - sadly, yes.  dionysus   Jun-25-10 12:13 PM   #32 
  - Most Americans are drug abusers and hypocrites  happy_liberal   Jun-25-10 11:40 AM   #26 
  - This is why liberals are NOT progessives or Labor advocates.  slampoet   Jun-25-10 11:43 AM   #27 
  - Bust her upside the head with the Bible. There's way more in their about taking care  TheKentuckian   Jun-25-10 12:03 PM   #29 
  - Tell her to volunteer at a homeless shelter  ismnotwasm   Jun-25-10 12:20 PM   #34 
  - She needs desperately to spend a day at a shelter or soup kitchen...  JuniperLea   Jun-25-10 12:29 PM   #36 
  - Since my husband has worked with this population here in New Haven, I know  CTyankee   Jun-25-10 01:12 PM   #37 

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