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Record Numbers Of Homeless Flood Massachusetts Even As State Shelters Overflowing

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In Bernanke's centrally-planned, inverse Robin Hood world, record stock prices for the few unfortunately mean record homelessness for the many: this is what the state of Massachusettes found out the hard way after it was flooded with a record number of homeless families who are overwhelming the state's emergency shelter system.

As the Boston Globe reports, citing a recent report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the number of homeless people in shelters and living on the streets in Massachusetts has risen 14 percent since 2010 to a record 20,000 in January 2013, even as homelessness has declined nationally.

Aaron Gornstein, the undersecretary for housing, said the surge has followed cuts in state and federal housing subsidies, soaring rents in Greater Boston, and still-high rates of unemployment and underemployment, particularly among lower-income workers.

 

“The state as a whole has recovered from the Great Recession faster than most other states, but in many ways we’re still struggling,” Gornstein said. “Federal budget cuts have made the situation worse.”

However, in what may be the most curious twist, and yet another example of how perverted the incentive and capital allocation system in the US is, the nearly 2,100 families who could not find place in shelters, were housed in motel rooms at a greater cost to all US taxpayers amounting to tens of millions.

An average of nearly 2,100 families a night — an all-time high — were temporarily housed in motel rooms in October, just about equaling the number of families in emergency shelters across the state, according to be the state Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development.

 

The demand for shelter is so great that the state has been temporarily sending homeless families from Boston to motels in Western Massachusetts, although state officials said many have been relocated back again, closer to home.

The rest of the story is largely well-known. "This jump in homelessness is another example of an uneven recovery. Even as stocks soar to new heights and real estate values rebound, many of the state’s poorest residents remain without jobs and homes four years after the last recession. The problems have been compounded by the dramatic federal spending cuts, known as sequestration, which have cut housing and food subsidies."

“There’s no question, this is a continuing legacy of the Great Recession,” said Michael Goodman, a professor of public policy at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. “There’s more we can do to help, but it’s not likely, given where federal policy is. That suggests it’s going to be a very long winter for many.”

Whatever the reason for the record class disparity (and the reason is quite clear - Ben Bernanke - whose existence has made America's legislative branch obsolete, and with it taken away the only thing that may help America's poor: fiscal reform), one thing is certain: as tales of the hotel-housed homeless spread, everyone and their grandmother (quite literally) will scramble to join the ranks of people without a roof and be housed, on the taxpayers' dime, in your friendly, local and quite comfortable hotel.

In the Western Massachusetts community of Greenfield, taxicabs pull up to the Quality Inn, but instead of tourists or business travelers with wheeled luggage, homeless families toting belongings in trash bags emerge.

 

Gretchen Vazquez is one of them. She moved into a room in the Quality Inn in October with her two daughters, 1- and 9-years-old, when the state subsidy for her Roxbury apartment ran out after the Legislature stopped funding a program called HomeBASE. The program was created to provide an alternative to emergency shelters.

 

The cramped motel, Vazquez lamented, is far from her evangelical church and her daughter’s school in West Roxbury. After missing about two weeks of school, her daughter enrolled in the public school system here.

 

“I’m stuck,” said Vazquez. “I don’t know what’s going to happen next.”

 

Massachusetts has one of the most extensive shelter systems in the country. Unlike most states, it offers emergency housing to anyone who qualifies. Many end up in shelters or living in homes that board families in rooms, known as congregate housing.

In the meantime, Massachusettes (and the homeless of course) are grateful for the generosity of America's taxpayers.

Motels are one of the state’s most expensive options at $82 a night, almost as much as congregate housing’s $100 a night cost. In the past five years, state spending on motels has exploded to more than $46 million from about $1 million in 2008, according to state records

 

The average motel stay, state housing officials said, is about seven months, although some families live in motels for a year waiting for affordable housing.

 

Libby Hayes, executive director of Homes for Families, a Boston advocacy group, said it is not surprising that low-income workers with fewer skills cannot make ends meet since even college graduates are struggling to find work.

Naturally, the people are angry:

“The economy is not working,” Hayes said. “How do we expect people from the lowest income tier to make it if people who have had opportunities can’t?”

 

The recent jump in homeless people signals that people have run out of alternatives, said Randy Albelda, an economics professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Many families were able to stay off the streets by living off savings, doubling up with family members, or sleeping on friends’ couches, Albelda said. But eventually their money or relatives’ good will “just runs out.”

 

“Families close to the edge have not been able to pull back from the edge in this recovery,” Albelda said. “That’s in part because the recovery has not affected the bottom 30 to 40 percent of people.”

However, something tells us that one of the proposed solutions...

Rather than warehousing families in motel rooms, said Jim Greene, director of the Emergency Shelter Commission of Boston, the state needs more long-term rental assistance programs that target families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

 

“That’s how you bring the numbers down, with the right social services,” he said. “Short-term programs don’t get people out of homelessness.”

... namely converting short-term help into long-term (read perpetual) state and government help, is hardly the solution either.

Then again, who really cares about the plight of a few thousand homeless families as long as America's billionaires can tweet about a stock, and immediately become billionairish-er, in the process buying off however many politicians and regulators is required to keep behavior such as that legal.

 


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Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:31 | Link to Comment autofixer
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Are they flocking there for Romneycare? This is one fine recovery!

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:37 | Link to Comment economics9698
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Another excuse to raise taxes.  Poor bastards have no clue their shit hole looks like the 1970’s.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:48 | Link to Comment Richard Chesler
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It's not shelter. It's Affordable Housing.

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:54 | Link to Comment Big Corked Boots
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This isn't happening. After all, 0bama is president.

Must be the tea party.

/s

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:03 | Link to Comment knukles
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Who say what, homelessness is falling?
Who said that?
No way.
There are more and more poor fuckers out trolling the streets hereabouts than I can remember in eons.
That's like the Unemployment Rate.

Homelessness is dropping because people have stopped looking for homes, no doubt.

Aaaaaaaaarragh!

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:05 | Link to Comment slotmouth
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I'm a glass half full kinda guy.  The good news is that none of these homeless people have to worry about the new housing bubble.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:14 | Link to Comment negative rates
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You didn't pay for that heat, but if you like your heat, you can keep your heat.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:17 | Link to Comment Ratscam
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about time to open the FEMA camps

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:33 | Link to Comment Pure Evil
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I heard the Kennedy mansion had some extra rooms for rent.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:44 | Link to Comment SafelyGraze
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"the number of homeless people in shelters and living on the streets in Massachusetts has risen 14 percent since 2010 to a record 20,000 in January 2013"

stop reporting on stuff like this

or else the dog gets it

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:54 | Link to Comment CrashisOptimistic
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Every homeless shelter resident should be provided a firearm.

We might get change then.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 19:10 | Link to Comment Keyser
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Yet another blue state that is failing based on liberal, progressive agendas. 

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 19:30 | Link to Comment Supernova Born
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MA's strict gun laws are an undeniable draw to those seeking the "Joe Shit the rag man" lifestyle.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 20:35 | Link to Comment clymer
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I live in MA. You have no idea. Entire cities of section 8, EBT recipients. Entire Fucking Cities. (and no, I don't blame the homeless, I blame the monied elite and their political-lackey invalids that orchestrate this madness)

Lowell, Lawrence, Fitchburg, Gardner, Greenfield, Springfield, Worcester - all once great thriving blue collar / white collar middle class towns. Now.. tragic

Trust me. We're fucked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV1lZMTCqf8

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:16 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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I tell you, homelessness is dropping, because Bath House said so.

So, there!

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:26 | Link to Comment knukles
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Dat be da Troof! :)

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:16 | Link to Comment Burnbright
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I live in Northern California and a number of towns and cities around here look like the set for a zombie movie. It is really sad. This area has beautifuly crafted homes, lots of natural resources, and now all the industry is dried up and their are about two dozen motels that are filled daily with crack heads off the main strip in Eureka. 

 

Ah well. 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:29 | Link to Comment knukles
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Dat's what I be talkin' 'bout, my man!

Like in conversation the other day with a buncha guys, I stated that the EBT card is simply the New Invisible Bread Line.

Heads nodded as if I'd made a grave insightful decision.
Jesus.....

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 20:24 | Link to Comment max2205
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Soon $1 trillion a year to the FSA will not be enough for MSM to pretend we are not in a depression

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 21:26 | Link to Comment fxrxexexdxoxmx
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I wonder how many of the hotels/ motels would be out of business without this revenue?

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 04:27 | Link to Comment Burnbright
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A good many I imagine. One in particular was in horrible shape. It was a total eyesore passing by it, actually most of them are. But this one was burned in a fire and the roof was leaking. I always saw crack heads fighting outside the building passing by, it is right off the high way. Even saw a dude lay a huge bike on himself and all the tweakers run out scrambling to help him. Found out later that all those people use vouchers to stay the night, so more than likely it would simply be torn down otherwise. 

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:55 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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“Families close to the edge have not been able to pull back from the edge in this recovery,” Albelda said. “That’s in part because the recovery has not affected the bottom 30 to 40 percent of people.”

Uhhh.... a) what recovery? and b) more like 99%. Even the 1%ers having been eating it. How sad.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 21:55 | Link to Comment Osmium
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No kidding.  I am so tired of hearing about this great "recovery".

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:40 | Link to Comment Lost My Shorts
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MA is a rich person's state.  Housing prices are crazy, and property taxes are crazy.

Lumpen proles have no place there.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:43 | Link to Comment wee-weed up
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WTF!...

Those homeless folks must be masochists for freezing their asses off!

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:52 | Link to Comment mofreedom
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Minnesota is full of tribal folks, some (Mung) better than others (Keith Ellison) not so much.

One thing a Muslim said to me many years ago:  you here in America care more about the ants on the ground (hawk'd loogie) than you do human beings.  I replied:  brought to you by the democratic party that you voted for.  He said:  I must lest they throw me back in Somalia.

Keep on voting DEM, dem commies.

No men!!!

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:01 | Link to Comment aVileRat
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Just wait until the yield curve starts creeping up regardless of the Fed ownership when earnings multiples start to be drawn into 2017E.

The average Non-profit not under a umbrella is about 20% underfunded. Case study ? Meals on wheels. 1 in 3 NGO's are less than 0.5x cash coverage financed to meet their obligations during a operating year. Many need December top-ups just to meet their bloated overheads.

In 1930 one of the biggest catalysts to the communist movement was when the handouts stopped. This is reflexive, the less handouts the more violent the effect. We see this all the time in the MENA's. But this will be a culture shock to many in middle america. The bread riots in hooverville started with just that, when the Irish church ran out of bread and declared bankruptcy that day. Let us speculate what would happen if one of the many kitchens or state level programs suddenly had a cash crunch due to an increase in lending requirements or cash margin ? Could california bail out the entire state meal program of US$3b daily cash cost ? Could Mich. ? How about Penn. ? Now what if it was not just a food-welfare program but a housing trust plus a food program ? 

At what point will Obama need to step in to prevent the resonance cascade ?

 

 

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:16 | Link to Comment knukles
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And the demise of the NGO's is planned.
They're in competition with the state's own safety-nets...

The NGO's are the "free marketer's" anathema to larger gubamint.

In fact, out here in the Great People's Republic of California, a little known phenomenon is about (hopefully) to make headlines.  That there are a bazillion Governmentally Chartered NGO's that have been brought into existence.

Lemme Tell Ya About Government NGO's in CA

What happens is that an NGO is established by a group of folks that have connections with the government.  There are ex-government employees who by and large set the fucking thing up, then go to the government and get grants in aid for the vast majority of their budgets from the folks with whom they used to work.
The grants in aide magically occur and fund the vast majority of expenditures.  An office a small staff and a Big Paying Director and several Big Paying Senior employees and Big Well Compensated Board Appointed Consultants.

And they're all fucking staffed by retired government employees.

Sucking off the tit of the current taxpayers via grants from the very same fucking county etc., operations they used to work for.  Doing the same shit, but even less of it like not at all.

And it's virtually unaccountable.
The county (or other) makes the grant in aid, the money is disbursed and there the government "responsibility" stops.
The charity takes the money and does fuck all with it as it pleases.
Probably about 10% gets to somebody in need.  If that.

It's fraud, cheating, lying and helps next to nobody but the ex-government employees who collect massive pensions and healthcare, etc., and now get paid for some part-time work at 3/4 of full time salaries.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 21:31 | Link to Comment fxrxexexdxoxmx
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With all the Replublican voted in Kali over the last few decades wanna bet this is a Republican thing?

 

/s

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 22:17 | Link to Comment Promethus
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What?

Could california bail out the entire state meal program of US$3b daily cash cost ?

So California spends 365 x $3b = $1.095 Trillion a year for food. No way.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:50 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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rich persons state = LL bean in the clothes donations bins man.  They're not dumb, they're just homeless.  and crazy. and addicted. But they still know fucking quality threads when they gets them.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:39 | Link to Comment Oleander
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The Salvation Army near me has a lot of quality furniture. I think they spread the clothes out among all the Sally's.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 20:44 | Link to Comment TheReplacement
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The entertaining thing is that Mass has a worse minority voting record than, wait for it.... Texas.

Oh, and you have not met an arrogant sob until you've met a Mass leftist.  Those people are literally insane with rage.  They will treat you like dirt (as hired help) at the same time they brag about getting money from the government (taxed out of the hired help) for poor people we (the hired help) have trod over for so long.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:35 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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Wait MIT , Sloan Biz School has the brightest guys ever.

Harvard , there is another one

Boston College

Boston U

Wow raking up some greatest minds one must say. 

 

So what gives ?

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:53 | Link to Comment wee-weed up
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Ivory tower faculty lounge-lizard types just aren't very bright...

when it comes to knowing how to run an efficient economy...

Just look at Krugman...

and the idiots in the Obama Admin.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:03 | Link to Comment mofreedom
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Sorry, I gotta request you change your avatar away from a close-up of obama, he be ugly in any light.  Bush was beautiful in the face, comming from a guy who has asain pock-marks all over hiss mug...please get a new one.

You're a good man, your a good man, but please I can't take it any longer.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:14 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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a avatar of satan would be more accurate.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:41 | Link to Comment Pure Evil
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Please, Satan be beautiful, you've just never seen Lucifer in the morning light.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 21:33 | Link to Comment fxrxexexdxoxmx
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I did one morning and then I married her. That was the first marriage.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:58 | Link to Comment Relentless
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I dunno, I kinda like it. Its got that aura of psycho menace that you know really lies behind the "great orator"

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:36 | Link to Comment reader2010
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If you care about other people, that’s now a very dangerous idea. If you care about other people, you might try to organize to undermine power and authority. That’s not going to happen if you care only about yourself. Maybe you can become rich, but you don’t care whether other people’s kids can go to school, or can afford food to eat, or things like that. In the United States, that’s called “libertarian” for some wild reason. I mean, it’s actually highly authoritarian, but that doctrine is extremely important for power systems as a way of atomizing and undermining the public. —Noam Chomsky, America Hates Its Poor, 2013

http:/www.salon.com/2013/12/01/noam_chomsky_america_hates_its_poor_partner/

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:37 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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Holy Shit

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 20:19 | Link to Comment boooyaaaah
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 If you want an historical perspective to all of this, read ' the wilderness wars"

The British Royalty assigned to administer the colonies prior to 1776, when the Revolution began, would feed their Indian set of subjets.

Especially in the winter when hunting and food was scarce. Hundreds and thousands of native American woud gather at Sir John Johnson mansion for handouts of food clothing and whiskey. The mansion still stands in Johnson New York.

Well, to pay for these beneifits to keep the Indians friendly, Sir Johnson would levy taxes on the other group of British subjects --the settlers --- those pesky Americans. It was a reciprocal relationship, however with the Indians, because Sir Johnson's sister who was an un-landed noble got her lands when the Indians sold her 50,000 acres for a pittance. Tit for Tat.

But, the American settlers of Pre-revolutionary America were more aware of the true circumstances than their hiers are today

They decided that the Royalist were in fact Tyrants and they were in fact serfs. And that woul have to change. And so it did. Eventually leading to  George Washington authorizing General Sullivan to wage genocide against the Indians.

 

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:48 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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i'm such an underachiever, I only hate Noam Chomsky...

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:10 | Link to Comment Hedgetard55
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"Liberals Hate the Poor" would have been a better title to Chomsky's propaganda.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:19 | Link to Comment knukles
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The memes perpetrated by the Liberal Side of the Greta Divide and Debate are the most Deceitful and Corrosive Hidden Agendas Ever Devised.

Evil Veiled in Political Correctness

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:22 | Link to Comment kchrisc
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I love people like Chomsky.

The culprit, government theft and fascist regs that undermine labor and capital, is so in their face that they can't see it.

"The solution to government, is more government."LOL

 

"Pop quiz hotshot!" Has the US and the condition of the American people gotten better as the Constitution has progressively been shit on and the US government gotten bigger?!

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 19:18 | Link to Comment Keyser
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That depends on who you ask. The person that works for a living or the one that votes for a living. 

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:37 | Link to Comment Pig Circus
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“The state as a whole has recovered from the Great Recession faster than most other states"

Yeah that's why you have record homeless. Bunch of phucking bullshit.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:44 | Link to Comment Shizzmoney
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It actually has.....but the only problem is its only recovered for 20% of the people living here (the high earners aka white people).

Like CA, NY....we have plenty of jobs.  The majority are just shitty, and there is super competition for them.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 19:03 | Link to Comment Oleander
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The rents are too Damn High! They really are unaffordable for most.  Deval is from Chicago so I am sure this will turn out well.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 21:37 | Link to Comment fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Right. Only white people make money in Obamaville. Hating crackers is the same kind of racism that hating non-crackers is.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:39 | Link to Comment RaceToTheBottom
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Take some of that Bankster welfare and build flop houses.  That and Guillotines.  Those are apparently the only two needs for infrastructure that we as a country require....

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:10 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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Hey, banksters, Fuck You and your house negro, whatever name he's using today.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:32 | Link to Comment knukles
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Remember after his first election the ruler of Iran called him a "house nig___"?
Seriously.....
Just repeatin' what he said.

What a way to get his attention and make him compliant.
Must be that Black Guilt thingamebob....

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:44 | Link to Comment Pure Evil
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What's this "Black Guilt" thing that you speak of?

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:56 | Link to Comment knukles
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Oh, it was a line I tried out once... well, more than once.
One time I had to listen to somebody rail, bitch, piss and moan about how all white people were evil because of their history of slavery, etc., and in fact recently one prof at some E coast school told his class that all the white males should commit suicide because of white's history of evil, terror, war, oppression.

So, by extension of the simple concept of "Original Sin" which is exactly the principle behind that line of reasoning, I simply said that in turn means that black people should be in prison.

So, Obie is atoning for his cultural sins, no?

I mean in the interest of love, equality and diversity, if whities gots guilts, then so should everybody else. 
Blacks included.
Just taking the logic and extending it.
In a simple, non-biased and equal manner.
Liberal politics in action!

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:41 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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let them eat bamaphones

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:54 | Link to Comment mt paul
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let them eat

boston baked beans ..

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:44 | Link to Comment Pure Evil
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Let them eat Ohomo's Rocky Mountain Oysters.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:40 | Link to Comment Shizzmoney
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It shouldn't be a shock that two of the biggest banking sectors in America (NYC, Boston) have the biggest inequality.

Once bonds crash, the mutal bond traders on State Street will be joining the homeless on the streets.  And it will be fucking hilarious.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:44 | Link to Comment ManWithaPlan
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We should build camps were we can temprorarily place these unfortunate souls in. In said camps they will learn valuable new skills such as....MURDER AND DEATH...err I mean agriculture and other necessary skills to staying alive...yes staying alive...heheh mwahahha

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:10 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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yes, good idae, we could call them....let's see, FEMA Camps!

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:13 | Link to Comment bilejones
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I agree, these folks need to be somewhere where they can think and plan for their futures, a camp where they can concentrate.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:33 | Link to Comment knukles
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And work.

Beacuse work empowers self esteem, making you free.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:43 | Link to Comment U4 eee aaa
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They're here for the chowda

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:31 | Link to Comment infinity8
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Lol! (I'm from Waltham)

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:44 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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Tell them to all grow long beards 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:46 | Link to Comment Goldilocks
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Goats Yelling Like Humans - Super Cut Compilation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpccpglnNf0 (2:05)

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:45 | Link to Comment NOTW777
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to the kennedy compound - all of them

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:46 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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LOL, good, good!  Enjoy all your malls and streets smelling like piss and partially digested Cisco Red, Massholes!

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:38 | Link to Comment knukles
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For those of you not up on the modern spirit world....

http://www.ghettowine.com/

ref: Cisco Red

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:50 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Of course they were housed in motel and hotel rooms - it makes the corporations money!

Just like J.P. Morgan Chase running unemployment and welfare benefit cards.

Just like WalMart and Kroger being the beneficiaries of EBT/Food stamps.

The collusion of big government and corporate/banking continues.

The kleptoligarchy grows with the left and the right.

The losers are families and individuals.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:53 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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Here's Why Democratic Presidents Are Better For The Economy Than Republicans

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/study-economy-democratic-presidents-republican-2013-12#ixzz2mMBlRsex

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:05 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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Yes.

Deficit spending adds to the GDP. Nothing is made creating real wealth but borrowed to increase the ever deepening hole that we're in.

Neo-Keynesian logic at it's finest. Krugman loves this shit.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:13 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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"Mostly, the answer seems to be good luck." 

LOL, thanks for that.

The see-saw is fun to watch but goes nowhere. 

The main goal of both sides since 1972 seems to have been to offshore production and career employment while reducing regulations on corporations & banks while giving them more rights than individual citizens (real people), and debasing the currency.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:50 | Link to Comment TheMayor
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I already boycott MA due to all there crazy laws and regulations. 

If Colordao recalls a few more politicians, I might add them back to the okay to visit list. 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 21:42 | Link to Comment fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Killer good weed in Denver. Stop by and have a toke. And it is legal for those of you who care.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:55 | Link to Comment scotsailor
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Obviously bullish for hospitality stocks.    So what if CHH is already up 39% YTD?  Buy the all time high!

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:54 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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Here's Who Will Make A Ton Of Money Along With Blackstone When Hilton Hotels Goes Publi

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/hilton-hotels-to-ipo-2013-12#ixzz2mMCLaQn5

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:40 | Link to Comment knukles
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She is a waste of space.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:58 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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So when is this going to air on national TV? Not that it will 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:59 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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Lots of empty amories in Mass. just sitting there. Emergency services have folding cots by the thousands.

Problem solved @ 1/50 th the cost.

Not quite as luxurious as the roach motel but it gets em of the street.

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:01 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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But no profit in that. Must profit is the motto. Most Amerikans do not understand how they are being pawned, not alone by Whore Street , nor the Govt but also at work. 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:00 | Link to Comment OldPhart
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"The demand for shelter is so great that the state has been temporarily sending homeless families from Boston to motels in Western Massachusetts, although state officials said many have been relocated back again, closer to home."

??

They're homeless...where in hell is anything closer to 'home'?

They should be infinitely portable...pack them off to New Hampshire or New York...problem solved.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:02 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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Upper Manhattan i am sure has some nice homes of the Koch brothers who are not living there and can accomodate families for a while

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:24 | Link to Comment knukles
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Koch-roach Hotels!

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:50 | Link to Comment Pure Evil
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Ship them to Kalipornia to live with Knuckles!

Yea! Dictatorocracy at work.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 21:46 | Link to Comment fxrxexexdxoxmx
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George Soros could lend hand as well. O sorry he is DEM and he does not have to help the poor. Go after the Koch brothers tool.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:05 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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give them tents and bus them to the capitol and dump them off.

panhandle some graft money back from congresspricks.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:24 | Link to Comment knukles
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LOL

Becareful what you wish for....

Then the Congressroaches would really and truly see the problem and raise taxes to spend more on the "problem" by establishing a new and improved bureaucracy to deal with the poor bastards... None of the money for which would ever et to any of 'em

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 19:13 | Link to Comment Oleander
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Send them to warmer climates such as San Diego or Los Angeles. No need to provide for winter clothes that way.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:03 | Link to Comment trader1
Mon, 12/02/2013 - 23:24 | Link to Comment GoldenTool
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This should have been a no brainer years ago and would have solved a host of issues.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 01:59 | Link to Comment trader1
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the 5 downvoters need to brush up on their milton friedman...

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:05 | Link to Comment Duke Dog
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I've been one of the very few that have known the FEMA camps were built for a goddamned reason, and not the ones stated - but only after a decade of denial, LMAO.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:25 | Link to Comment RaceToTheBottom
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Banksters doing fine.  

Everything working as planned.

Lower levels not functioning? Hold on, let me open my pants and trickle down some economic magic

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:08 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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   I'm sure they're all FemaCare® certified for extraction at the .govs' leisure...

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:16 | Link to Comment Duc888
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Government should:

 

1. Offshore more jobs

2. Bring in more H1-B visa holders

3. Continue dumbing down Publik Edjamacation, if at all possible.

4. Have the Fed print more money and further devalue the dollar.

...after all, it's worked so well for the last few administrations.

 

Oh yea, these homeless aren't really all that bad off.  Each one can sell a kidney.....and / or prostitute their sons / daughters, so you see they still have a way to go before they're downtrodden...

 

....you see..."this is a teaching moment".  Ha!

 

Hope and change bitchez  Let's get King O in for a third term because CLEARLY it's all Bush's fault.

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:17 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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"say, Bill?"

"What Jim?"

"Did you notice the homeless problem in MA went down about the same time these new ObamaCookies came out?"

"yeah."

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:20 | Link to Comment Make_Mine_A_Double
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Do we have a breakdown of how many of these 'immigrants' s are LEGALLY in the god damn country?

Isn't the greater BosTard area a 'sanctuary' city??

Just have DeValh Pat pick up da' phone and call his homey in the Out House and call it 'enviromental investments'.

Perfect snapshot of the 'new economy'. 3000 a month apartments for the mandarins and the street for the rest.

 

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:19 | Link to Comment TN Jed
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The Patel cartel is loving this.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:20 | Link to Comment knukles
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Jump You Fuckers

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:20 | Link to Comment tedstr
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The Peoples republic of Massachusetts.............this has been going on for years.   Tax it you get less of it....give it away for free and you get more of it.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:23 | Link to Comment highwaytoserfdom
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Wait until the student loan bubble breaks....  Meds Eds and sheds are the backbone of Massachusetts... Then again you have Raytheon and the most expensive health care in country and the forced 401k corporate rent seekers.      Typical medical and financial usury elites. 

Pretty good picture  of what Obama Care does..   These are the steady jobs with good FICO scores...    

Massachusetts' Largest Employers:

  1. Massachusetts General Hospital
  2. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. LLC
  3. The University of Massachusetts
  4. Steward Health Care System
  5. Harvard University
  6. Brigham and Women's Hospital
  7. UMass Memorial Health Care
  8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  9. Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN)
  10. State Street Corp. (NYSE: STT)
Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:22 | Link to Comment Father Lucifer
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Ain't them camps ready yet?

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:52 | Link to Comment highwaytoserfdom
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Oh yea the Universities  in Massachusetts have a health fee by law imposed on every college student packed on the FASFA student loan bubble....   and Cuba by all measurement  has better health care..  

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:27 | Link to Comment kchrisc
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...Been spending most their lives, living in the banksta's paradise
Been spending most their lives, living in the banksta's paradise
Keep spending most our lives, living in the banksta's paradise
Keep spending most our lives, living in the banksta's paradise...

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:28 | Link to Comment RaceToTheBottom
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Hmmmm, must have made some bad personal choices......

Otherwise they could not be in their present predicament, right?

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 21:51 | Link to Comment fxrxexexdxoxmx
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genetics

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:34 | Link to Comment Elliptico
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Where's the daddy?

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:38 | Link to Comment besnook
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easy solution. release all nonviolent criminals from jails, consolidate the remaining prisoners into the new found beds and house the homeless in empty jails.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 19:55 | Link to Comment 22winmag
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When I was in the military, lazy, borderline broke soliders being discharged were told to declare the People's Commonwealth of Massachusetts as their state of residence so they could receive the highest unemployment payout in the nation.

 

What a shitty, god-forsaken place. Draconian gun laws. Seething enthic enclaves. Limousine liberals. Drunk driving state cops and drunk driving illegal aliens killing citizens with impunity on the regular.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:49 | Link to Comment BandGap
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I'm fucking confused. They housed them in motels on the western end of the state and then they have been - "been relocated back again, closer to home." If you're fucking homeless how can you be closer to home?

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 19:30 | Link to Comment RaceToTheBottom
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So housing them helps them get jobs? Then moving them around also must help them get jobs?

Welcome to the warehouse, just plug them in like batteries and be done with it...

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 22:01 | Link to Comment fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Logic is going to get you confused. Do you understand how many government employees are trying to help these people? These government employees vote. In fact they get paid the time it takes for them to vote for the current DNC candidate. They always vote and given enough time every single one the homeless somehow always finds the time to vote for the DNC candidate. How they are registered without having a place to live is one of the miracles made by the government employees who are working so hard to help the homeless.

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 19:00 | Link to Comment nasa
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 Welcome to the New World Order.   When do these soon to be serfs board the bus and head back to the manor?         

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 19:20 | Link to Comment redux2redux
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There's a lot of empty homes in Detroit...

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 20:08 | Link to Comment manhattanexile
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There's over 13.5MM vacant homes in the US http://www.census.gov/housing/hvs/files/currenthvspress.pdf

 

There would be far fewer (and cheaper rents) if the fucking market had cleared like it was supposed to.

 

I cant argue against squatting

 

 

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 06:22 | Link to Comment the0ther
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Something is terribly wrong. When all that is on the market...wtf? 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 19:20 | Link to Comment surf0766
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They are not homeless. They are just in transition. I know the SECRET

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 19:31 | Link to Comment Oldballplayer
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I live in Mass. I think I will go sign up for this. I hope they take my marriott rewards card.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 19:36 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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to step outside the self...to see there is a context to things where for good or ill we must "act" or "perform." that is what makes "the one percent." not "our view doesn't matter" or "what about me?" but "it is not about you. it is not about blame. it is not what i see in the personage but what i see vis a vis the personage in the context. MY context." betterment to begin at all can only begin with this realization. everything else is just a dog chasing his tail. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4BObpNQqNo

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 19:42 | Link to Comment Vendetta
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At least we saved paying $3 more for 6 pairs of socks from Walmart by having it made over there rather than here.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 19:50 | Link to Comment blindman
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it is not a flaw but a feature of the system as
it functions. well said up top.
.
@..."Then again, who really cares about the plight of a few thousand homeless families as long as America's billionaires can tweet about a stock, and immediately become billionairish-er, in the process buying off however many politicians and regulators is required to keep behavior such as that legal."
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not to mention them billionairish-er folk are not americans anyway ...
*t

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 20:27 | Link to Comment earleflorida
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'The Nixon Curse'   

*(the liberal bureaucrats in Boston have pandered to puerto-rican's, mexican's and the private-prison system since 1975-- the state is/was/still the poster-child for 'teddyK the 'welfare/healthcare /etel,... queen'-- the most corrupt state in the country where jerrymandering was born out of wedlock?!?)            

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election_in_Massachusetts,_1972

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 20:24 | Link to Comment rum_runner
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As a Mass boy I have already discussed with many friends the sudden rise in beggars  I noticed mid to late summer.  And many were more aggressive than in the past.  I thank God for the Winter here.  It stops Boston from looking like the Venice Beach water front.  

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 20:47 | Link to Comment earleflorida
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i too, am a boston boy, and i can remember after his (the only state nixon didn't carry) loss in mass., how he wiped massachsetts off the gravy-wagon/ gravy-boat... from all or future gov't contracts. teddy was an asshole that took care of boston only... and, let the rest die a slow death! pathetic fucking state!!!

note: cape cod loved nixon because they hated the kennedy's,... and in the last twenty years hyannis is the central hub for cc's heroine addiction gone wild`ZONE'd[!!!] ,...especially, since... 'america's war on drugs'?

cheers from quincy ;-)>

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 20:53 | Link to Comment Oldballplayer
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I grew up in Springfield. Before it became the Detroit of New England it was home to the Springfield Armory and Westover AFB was next door. At the time it was a huge SAC base.

Nixon won. We lost.

Now Swingfield was recently voted the worst city in the country.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 22:30 | Link to Comment justsayin2u
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Grew up in West Side.  Dad worked at Smith and Wesson.  The area is really disintegrating - sad.  Been gone from that area since 82.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 21:22 | Link to Comment short screwed
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This is old news here in Taxachussetts. To keep my sanity, I've stopped giving a shit. It helps to just keep ones head buried in the sand. Wake me up when it all blows up...

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 21:56 | Link to Comment rpc996
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The moving of families on public assistance out of the 128/Boston area to the suburbs has been going on for decades. Thirty years ago parts of Boston were real shitholes full of shitheads, all they did was move the shitheads to the suburbs and turned them into shitholes. Boston fancies itself Paris where they do the same thing, push all the undesirables out further from the center. Boston is so pretentious it's nauseating.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 22:01 | Link to Comment venturen
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More Raw Material for Obama's Soylent Green 

 

The liberals are such liars. No can enrich the wealth like a socialist liberal!

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 22:26 | Link to Comment justsayin2u
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One of the worst business trips I had.  Homeless family in the room next door.  Played all night - endless door slamming and banging into walls - told me to eff off and the manager could do nothing with this protected class.  We are definetly not getting what we pay for.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 23:07 | Link to Comment rustymason
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This is all Bush's fault.

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