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RickFromMN Donating Member (275 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-04-11 11:29 PM
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40. Hi!

Was born in Crookston, MN. Lived in Crookston, 18 years.

Went to college at Moorhead State...Moorhead State keeps changing its name.

Spent 2 years in Minneapolis/Saint Paul. That's 24 years in Minnesota.

Moved to California for a job. Lived there 21+ years; worked for many different companies.

Moved back to Moorhead. Been in Moorhead for close to 10 years now.
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  -For those who might be making preparations to become homeless: elocs  Aug-04-11 05:16 PM   #0 
  - Great idea, however I can see the cops confiscating every one of these  Taverner   Aug-04-11 05:18 PM   #1 
  - umm, people who are becoming homeless don't have $900 for a camping kit.  Donnachaidh   Aug-04-11 05:24 PM   #2 
  - LOL!!! Nice catch! n/t  Fire1   Aug-04-11 05:49 PM   #10 
  - That is the first thing I thought when I saw this. (nt)  enough   Aug-04-11 06:04 PM   #13 
  - If their rent is $900/month and they skip a payment, they do n/t  eridani   Aug-05-11 03:31 AM   #42 
     - Yes, why not HASTEN the homelessness?  WinkyDink   Aug-05-11 09:04 AM   #47 
        - I'm asuming that the theoretical person we are talking about has decided that leaving--  eridani   Aug-05-11 10:47 PM   #50 
  - It would be quite a seen to have these tent/ homes pop up in DC for an extended stay  glowing   Aug-04-11 05:27 PM   #3 
  - Introducing the NEW AMERICAN DREAM HOME - You saw it here first! Sad so SAD!  1776Forever   Aug-04-11 05:34 PM   #4 
  - How fitting that it is named "Bush."  aquart   Aug-04-11 05:41 PM   #5 
  - ya beat me to it  marions ghost   Aug-04-11 05:44 PM   #8 
  - if I ever landed myself in one of those  Maine-ah   Aug-04-11 06:33 PM   #15 
  - Or, maybe it's because they were really designed for camping, you know, in the "bush".  elocs   Aug-04-11 05:52 PM   #11 
     - Reference to Hoovervilles  marions ghost   Aug-04-11 06:23 PM   #14 
     - Yah, we got that.  aquart   Aug-04-11 08:00 PM   #20 
  - All of the above complaints, and....  cliffordu   Aug-04-11 05:42 PM   #6 
  - 56 pounds empty. Better than a cardboard box.  elocs   Aug-04-11 05:47 PM   #9 
     - gets to -35 here for weeks on end and this is nice but inadequate.  roguevalley   Aug-04-11 08:16 PM   #22 
        - True, but to be honest it is not really designed for that.  elocs   Aug-04-11 08:43 PM   #26 
  - As far as the EDAR goes (if you read the link) they are donated to the homeless, not purchased.  elocs   Aug-04-11 05:42 PM   #7 
  - EDAR is a wonderful charity and those with any spare $ should consider a donation  Capn Sunshine   Aug-04-11 05:52 PM   #12 
  - Might be okay in our Red River Valley summers, but probably not a good idea in winter.  RickFromMN   Aug-04-11 07:10 PM   #16 
  - Hey, fellow Moorhead-ite!!!  Odin2005   Aug-04-11 10:39 PM   #39 
     - Hi!  RickFromMN   Aug-04-11 11:29 PM   #40 
        - I'm originally from Ulen, MN! Moved here after I graduated high school in 2004.  Odin2005   Aug-05-11 12:36 AM   #41 
  - Cool! A $900 yuppie bike and camper trailer.  MineralMan   Aug-04-11 07:17 PM   #17 
  - yup. $900 would provide a month or more in a motel. Few homeless would have $900 in savings  Liberal_in_LA   Aug-04-11 07:32 PM   #18 
  - Where did I ever say that the bike camper was ever for the already homeless?  elocs   Aug-04-11 09:14 PM   #33 
     - no where. We jumped to assumptions  Liberal_in_LA   Aug-05-11 02:29 PM   #49 
  - No, it is not a joke. Not for those who are already homeless, but those who anticipate homelessness  elocs   Aug-04-11 09:13 PM   #32 
  - The fucking pigs would confiscate that in a heartbeat.  WingDinger   Aug-04-11 07:35 PM   #19 
  - Not all "fucking pigs" are the same everywhere.  elocs   Aug-04-11 08:46 PM   #27 
     - I had four stick FUCKING guns in my face, cuz I busted a crooked cop and judge corruption scheme.  WingDinger   Aug-04-11 09:45 PM   #35 
     - Pigs are pigs, fuck them.  Odin2005   Aug-04-11 10:34 PM   #37 
        - You make a big show of "Autistic Pride", but have no sensitivity  elocs   Aug-05-11 09:03 AM   #46 
        - you'll grow up some day  snooper2   Aug-05-11 09:06 AM   #48 
  - If the homeless would get out of the urban areas, they'd have a better chance of survival.  YellowRubberDuckie   Aug-04-11 08:06 PM   #21 
  - That is my intent when I retire on what little I have--to become a nomad  elocs   Aug-04-11 08:36 PM   #25 
  - A robbery just waiting to happen.  McCamy Taylor   Aug-04-11 08:19 PM   #23 
  - That's assuming that everywhere people would be who use them are some urban hellhole.  elocs   Aug-04-11 08:52 PM   #28 
  - Nice idea, but in PDX it would be considered a "structure" and be confiscated...  Rabblevox   Aug-04-11 08:24 PM   #24 
  - Again, not every city or community is the same in their attitude toward the homeless.  elocs   Aug-04-11 09:06 PM   #30 
  - Would not want to live in those or a box, but lately I have really been thinking how small a place  Hoyt   Aug-04-11 09:05 PM   #29 
  - Then again, those who have no home, are forced to sleep in a box or on the sidewalk  elocs   Aug-04-11 09:09 PM   #31 
     - I've slept on the sidewalk, eaten out of dumpsters. You are wrong....  Rabblevox   Aug-04-11 09:28 PM   #34 
        - That's what I was thinking.  Jack Sprat   Aug-04-11 09:52 PM   #36 
        - Yup. And if you didn't sell it, someone would take it from you  MineralMan   Aug-05-11 07:34 AM   #44 
  - The pigs would find an excuse to steal it.  Odin2005   Aug-04-11 10:35 PM   #38 
  - now i've seen everything. here, buy this gear for your homeless lifestyle.  indurancevile   Aug-05-11 03:37 AM   #43 
  - Do the shock and awers hand these out upon taking possession of homes or is theirs the cardboard  lonestarnot   Aug-05-11 07:48 AM   #45 

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