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Subject: Causes of Homelessness

  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 5 weeks ago

    Homelessness is the result of a downward spiral. Where does this spiral begin?

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      It starts with a negative event occurring in one's life.  This can vary from divorce, a job termination, death of loved ones, &/or other catastrophic factors.  There are some to whom this catastrophic event can be quite daunting.  There are fragile beings to whom tragedy is quite psychically overwhelming.  They view such events as the end of their lives which they are unable to recover & rebound.  They become paralyzed emotionally, mentally, psychologically, & even psychically.  They feel that they have reached bottom & that's IT.   They feel that they have no hope & this mindset eventually becomes a reality. 
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      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
        Kathryn L Hillposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Yes. Thats why we must balance. Balance, balance, balance. Balance is dynamic static.
        Love that dramatic picture.
        Life and being able to sustain it is such a miracle. Even dementia can begin in one's brain and produce devastating results.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 5 weeks ago

    Other questions:
    Will President Hillary be able to combat the causes of homelessness in some way?
    Will the early education programs and funding she wants to promote help prevent it in a proactive way?
    She wants to help servicemen as they exit the military.
    How can she help them avoid a downward spiral toward homelessness?

    As we know, Military Veterans are abandoned on many levels by a government they served with 100% loyalty and faith. I recently heard the government is demanding the return of bonuses given to servicemen who had re-enlisted!!!

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
      Kathryn L Hillposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

      The Pentagon is seeking to recover decade-old reenlistment bonuses paid to thousands of California Army National Guard soldiers to go fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

      The paper reported that nearly 10,000 soldiers, many of whom risked their lives during multiple combat tours, have been ordered to repay the cash bonuses after audits revealed widespread overpayments by California Guard officials under pressure to meet enlistment targets at the height of the wars 10 years ago.

      But soldiers say the military is reneging on old agreements and imposing severe financial hardship on those whose only mistake was to accept the bonuses, which amounted to $15,000 or more.

      The Army asked wounded Iraq veteran and former Army captain Christopher Van Meter, 42, to repay a $25,000 reenlistment bonus it said he was ineligible to receive. He was also asked to repay $21,000 in student loan repayments.

      Van Meter told the paper that rather than fight the Army he paid back the money after refinancing his home.

      “These bonuses were used to keep people in,” Van Meter said. “People like me just got screwed.”

      FROM:
      http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/24/pe … e-ago.html

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 5 weeks ago

    Individual Productivity prevents the downward spiral toward homelessness.
    Which Presidential candidate will inspire, encourage and promote the natural productiveness of US citizens? Which one is more likely to promote a percolating economy?

  4. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 5 weeks ago

    Trump.

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 5 weeks ago

    Trumps economic plan:

    * Create a dynamic booming economy that will create 25 million new jobs over the next decade.

    * For each 1 percent in added GDP growth, the economy adds 1.2 million jobs. Increasing growth by 1.5 percent would result in 18 million jobs (1.5 million times 1.2 million, multiplied by 10 years) above the projected current law job figures of 7 million, producing a total of 25 million new jobs for the American economy.

    * Reform policies with a pro-growth tax plan, a new modern regulatory framework, an America-First trade policy, an unleashed American energy plan, and the “penny plan.”

    * Boost growth to 3.5 percent per year on average, with the potential to reach a 4 percent growth rate.

    https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/economy

    1. wrenchBiscuit profile image87
      wrenchBiscuitposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

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      It begins with a Capitalist system that forces people to pay for land that belongs to the collective, but that no individual or corporate entity can rightfully "own". Consequently, the concept of "Real Estate" is an evil concept, and a crime against humanity. This is the root of homelessness, and yes, I am far ahead of my time.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
        Kathryn L Hillposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Right about now we probably could use about four years of anarchy. No central government; just local "governments" and jump-start it.
        And maybe its impossible. Probably the latter.
        After all, gangs guard territories. They do not own the land but they control the areas they want to control. You've always got those who will not cooperate, but instead take advantage.
        Why do anarchists think it could work? Men are not angels.

        1. wrenchBiscuit profile image87
          wrenchBiscuitposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

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          The reason it would work is that we wouldn't have a government "gang" who could "legally" oppress the people. Any individual or group seeking to exploit or oppress the people in a system of Anarchy would be outlaws with no legal authority to hide behind. Consequently, they would not have the absolute  power of a central government. This would be a significant improvement over the current system.

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
            Kathryn L Hillposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

            How could we bring it about? stop paying taxes? refuse to vote?

  6. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 weeks ago

    How can anarchy protect the country from invasion?
    We would probably have to get rid of airplanes/jetliners, ships, electricity, etc.
    Our way of life would have to become simpler. The majority would not stand for it.

    So you are saying the government is the cause of homelessness?
    Were any Indigenous people homeless? No.
    Are Homeless people homeless? No.
    Except for the laws of the land. ha ha.
    Lets just skip this question.
    Its too hard to think about.

  7. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 weeks ago

    In Defense of the US Constitution, the Central Government does not have absolute power. We have checks and balances. The people themselves can resist the elected officials who they put into office to work for them. When it is discovered they are not working for the people, but rather, against them, the elected officials can be gotten rid of by being voted out of office. A president can be impeached.

    1. wrenchBiscuit profile image87
      wrenchBiscuitposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      The checks and balances you refer to are only on paper. They do not function in the real world. A corrupt government cannot be voted out of office, but can only be brought down by force. It is an appealing, yet quaint notion that the rich and powerful would give up their seat at the drivers wheel as the result of a popular vote among peasants.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
        Kathryn L Hillposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        I disagree. We are a civilized nation of people who follow protocol.
        We vote. They leave, if voted out.
        Of course.
        Now, if the majority are so dumbed down that they keep voting for corrupt politicians, who do we need to fight against? The government or the stupid?
        Oh, horrors ... the DIVISION!
        (Its okay. Swords of truth will set them straight, eventually.)

        1. wrenchBiscuit profile image87
          wrenchBiscuitposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

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          I'm wishing you the best Kathryn but after 250 years they haven't left yet!  The Emperor is naked, and he has no new suit of clothes,  you can't put Humpty Dumpty back together again, and Tweedle Dee is attached to Tweedle Dum at the hip. Someone left the cake out in the rain. And I don't think that I can take it, cause it took so long to bake it, and I'll never have that recipe again... Oh Nooooooooo!

      2. ahorseback profile image50
        ahorsebackposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        For once I agree with you , but then this one election holds the key to this  last promise  . If Trump loses,  then I say lets tear it down -Wrench. , I am a older  white, patriotic , conformist .     My family has been in America since  sixteen thirty seven  and fought all of it's battles , participated in everything from the Boston rebellion to the Mormon  crossing  ,voted all of it's elections , worked all of its job markets,  I could not be prouder of my heritage in spite of anything you or anyone says .  But when it needs tearing down  I say tear it down .

 
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