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    Baldilocks,your empathy is underwhelming.

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    BTW, 75% of homelessness is due to a severe mental illness.

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    Responding to your original post, not around here but I am having flashback visions of the 60's.......flower children, hippies, roads filled with hitchhikers, etc.. Parents thought it signaled the end of time but it passed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldensmom View Post
    Responding to your original post, not around here but I am having flashback visions of the 60's.......flower children, hippies, roads filled with hitchhikers, etc.. Parents thought it signaled the end of time but it passed.
    If there's one constant throughout history, it's that the older generation always thinks the younger generation is going to hell in a handbasket. Yet somehow civilization manages to keep limping along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldhat View Post
    If there's one constant throughout history, it's that the older generation always thinks the younger generation is going to hell in a handbasket. Yet somehow civilization manages to keep limping along.
    I find that I think that way sometimes too but I lived through the sixties/seventies, became a productive, responsible adult and have hope that this young generation will do the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    Baldilocks,your empathy is underwhelming.
    Thanks for your input. Meanwhile i've watched this town go from Mayberry to Gothem. I don't mind helping those that want to be helped. Meanwhile the murder rate goes up. In fact, a 23 year old woman was found (this week) one block from the house I owned as a young man. I guess that's who I will spend my empathy on this week.

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    So now homeless people are murderers? If our country provided decent mental illness services we would not have this problem. Estimates are that 75% are severely mentally ill in case you missed that. When Reagan closed many of the psych hospitals the homeless population grew.

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    Hmmmm Baldilocks...…. sounds a lot like PDX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplemind View Post
    Hmmmm Baldilocks...…. sounds a lot like PDX.
    Now that you mention it, yes he does. By the way, it was PDQ, full name PDQ-XYZ.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Was that before my time?

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