Author Topic: Homeless fight back against foreclosures 26 Jan 09  (Read 1828 times)

Offline minrlwtr

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Homeless fight back against foreclosures 26 Jan 09
« on: January 26, 2009, 07:41:08 PM »
Now this bit of youtube is kind of spooky to me, it appears the cops in miami are allowing the homeless to break and enter foreclosed properties and take up residence. Guess who your neighbor might be?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gho2dOQ-PHQ

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Re: Homeless fight back against foreclosures 26 Jan 09
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 08:33:29 PM »
On one hand, I can see the benefit...sheltering a homeless family who is on the street in an empty house that is just sitting there.

However, I see too many negatives.  What happens when the family becomes too reliant on the "free" house and the bank kicks them out because they are trying to sell it?  What happens once they are kicked out if they trashed the place?  Just because the banks got billions of dollars does not give an individual the right to claim it because they received nothing.  Entitlement is what I hate most about social programs.  It is NOT entitlement, but those receiving it always feel that it is.  It is a hand up, not a hand out.  It is meant to help them get on their feet so they can begin doing it for themselves.  50 years ago, it was shameful to be on any type of social welfare program.  Today, there are some who don't care and will use the system as long as they can get away with it.

Nothing good will come of this.

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Re: Homeless fight back against foreclosures 26 Jan 09
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2009, 02:50:04 PM »
I bet it isn't as much supporting it as they can't stop it.  City budgets are in horrible shape and there are millions of vacant houses.  They don't have the manpower to research and follow up every lead.

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Re: Homeless fight back against foreclosures 26 Jan 09
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009, 03:10:27 PM »
I bet it isn't as much supporting it as they can't stop it.  City budgets are in horrible shape and there are millions of vacant houses.  They don't have the manpower to research and follow up every lead.

I completely agree may cities don't have the manpower to control this issue. There are bigger fish to fry. The whole mess is a shame, welfare, laziness, greed and stupid laws.....

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Re: Homeless fight back against foreclosures 26 Jan 09
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2009, 06:11:46 PM »
Well my question is, that apprentley my fellow prepper breathren has not considered is, that for instance,we are neighbors working hard and trying to be involved in our community, or maybe even the watch program,and somebody comes by one day with a crow bar and busts into the vacant house next to me... I call the cops,they have a look see to make sure the copper pipe plumbing isnt being carried off the street (a lot of homes around me get stripped and then put on the VA auction.. eventualy a year or so later a100,000 buck house goes for 25,000) and maybe someday I wake up to see neighbors moving in. Well being neighborly you say hello and congradulate them on moving into your neighborhood only to find you got squatters on your back doorstep and now you tell your kids they need to lock up thier biikes better or your wife is uncomfortable because you got a house full of folks that you have nothing in common with, letting the grass over grow and hangin out aimlessle while you are at work. yea there good and bad everywhere, but the chances of getting someone good moving in ,that may or may not have a key to thier front door and are oblivous to the threat of legall retailation for a definite breach of character,morals,self worth or a blatant  lack of momma didnt teach then right from wrrong gives me a unatural feeling of despair that I should be put in such a positiion. Now hear me out, I wouldnt be grudge a man robbing my garden for food nor would I shoot him even in rough times for doing so,but what if his or her lack of respect for boundaries which is apparent by encrouches upon my AO (area of operations,usally defined as the four foot around your bunk in the Army lol). When does a person ,for peace of mind sake,have to express in strong terms that your household boundaries are absolute and regardless of thier usurping the neighborhood without confrontation,you mean to have the respect you and your family is due?