A counter-argument is that they're not living a luxurious life by any means. Living in a tent - even along a beach - is not particularly nice I'd bet. A lack of one's own private restroom and being constantly insecure about one's safety and other random stuff from living that way isn't living it up.@iShop123 wrote:
If you look at the homeless populations (https://psydprograms.org/the-places-with-the-most-and-least-homelessness-in-america/), the top five are DC, NY, Hawaii, CA, OR. All places with huge drug problems and a high cost of living. I say take the billions that are being poured into programs and set up housing in one of those places that is LESS desirable. Why should a homeless drug addict be able to live on beachfront public property that a working person has no chance to afford?
I do understand the sentiment, though. I lived and worked in Irvine and my rent was $800/month (over a decade ago, so rates are much higher now probably) for a spare opposite-level condo bedroom with a newlywed couple. Newport Beach was next to me. I worked briefly there as well. I can see no way homeless Californians would be allowed to camp out at Newport Beach. There are too many wealthy residents and businesses and THAT would be an amazing view of the ocean. I used to drive to my job there and see one of the most gorgeous views you'd ever want with the ocean/beach on the horizon off the main road.
Yes, non-homeless cannot live at the beach if costs are too high, but they can visit the beach.
Not saying I agree or disagree...just that living in a tent on the beach still has its challenges and negatives.
If that's the case, CA has really changed since I lived there.@SoCalMama wrote:
It's huge issue at Newport Beach as well.
Unfortunately it was on his tiny penis so it kept falling off! ;-)
Yes, he was. Unfortunately it was on his tiny penis so it kept falling off! ;-)@kenasch wrote:
Is no one going to ask, was he at least wearing a mask?
Okay. This pandemic has clearly gotten to some of you. It might be time for a few of you to start looking for psychiatrist shops.
Or possibly attend a Chippendales show...lol!