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    I think there are too many non-financial...

    I think there are too many non-financial considerations. I know it's popular for lots of retirees to leave Minnesota because it is a high-tax/high-services state. But I don't think I could pry DW out...
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    The wood shelter with bunks is designed and...

    The wood shelter with bunks is designed and expected to be temporary "emergency" shelter. I'm sure if someone were to take up residence in one for a couple of weeks local law enforcement officers...
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    No, the government is not required to provide...

    No, the government is not required to provide housing; you find what you can where you can afford to live (even if it means spending a lot outside of rent/a mortgage to commute an hour or two or...
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    Welcome to the tyranny that is the Local Building...

    Welcome to the tyranny that is the Local Building Code.

    LBC is a sludge of zoning and regulations designed to protect everything -- at the expense of people. It also (in many places) is used as a...
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    Same story in this neighborhood with absentee...

    Same story in this neighborhood with absentee landlords (we have single-family homes and some duplexes, almost no apartment buildings). Especially in winter you can tell which houses are...
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    I believe most people (U.S. and Canada) have no...

    I believe most people (U.S. and Canada) have no idea how much zoning laws have altered our society, in encouraging big-box retail on greenfields (doing their part to kill vibrant downtowns), in...
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    I don't think there's a direct arrangement among...

    I don't think there's a direct arrangement among the shelter and local hotels. But I know the big food bank at which I volunteer has a large food rescue program which includes an increasing number of...
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    It seems to be an issue in our city, as well. In...

    It seems to be an issue in our city, as well. In fact, the main homeless shelter here, which has been overwhelmed for years, finally tore down the old "mat room" building and is replacing it in two...
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