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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:51 PM
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The new version of the food lines of the Great Depression?




Over 30,000 Georgia residents waited-some for days-in a downtown parking lot for Section 8 housing applications.
I don't recall this story receiving very much press when it happened, aside from a ten-second "flash" on CNN. This appears to be the de facto image. It's odd that there appears to be no other images of the stampede that occurred. I wonder if cameras were prohibited? If so, then we are in even more trouble than I thought.

Brief report: http://www.eurweb.com/?p=43209


A similar event happened this past July in Texas, when 21,000 people waited for 5,000 applications. The ensuing stampede left many people injured. A Dallas county official likened it to an Ipad sale...

The demonizing and neglect of America's poor continues to increase.

http://crasstalk.com/2011/07/texas-official-compares-se... /



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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:53 PM
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1. WOW
K&R
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:54 PM
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2. The big secret
Our numbers and media repression.
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:59 PM
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4. Yup and yup.
I really don't think most people have a clue as to
how seriously fucked we are.
BHN
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:58 PM
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3. Yes but it is not being covered that well, is it?
that is the kind of desperation that leads to trouble and social stress..
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 12:06 AM
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6. We'll never see this covered in depth on Meet The Press-less
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 12:00 AM
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5. section 8
back in 1980 i applied, but there was a five year wait. it must be about 20 now :(
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 12:07 AM
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7. I think we've reached a breaking point. nt
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 01:09 AM
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8. recommend.
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cutlassmama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 10:34 AM
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9. the food lines at the food pantries are similar, also free school supplies lines
This beyond sad and pathetic for a country that is supposed to be the richest in the world.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 10:43 AM
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10. And this isn't -- and hasn't been - -a depression? Who are we kidding but ourselves?
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area51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 11:09 AM
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11. Kick. n/t
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