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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
It was time for them to do something.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
A brilliant or terrible idea? Good intentions aside, I live in Belltown and have a hard time seeing fellow residents approve this measure. I wonder how the city is going about selecting the town/neighborhood.

"Safe injection sites are designated clinics where addicts can shoot up legally. At the Vancouver (WA) site, the manager said since opening in 2003, the overdose death rate in the area around the clinic has dropped 35 percent. But the clinic also estimates 15 to 20 percent of people using the site come from other parts of the country specifically for it."
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Hopeful and subtle article about an issue that ALWAYS seems to be getting bigger and worse. It's noteworthy that the report makes a distinction between 'homelessness' and 'houseless.'
Back in my NY days (a while ago) in matter of ten years somehow I ended up meeting two Iranians I knew (an Armenian/Iranian lady that was a friend of family, second one was the older brother of a friend) homeless on the streets of New York; the middle aged lady had descended into severe depression and the guy had turned into an alcoholic.
To make a long story short both of them were reconnected with their families back home in Iran (through what we used to jokingly refer to back then as my "Sarkar Ostovar Politiks!") and both went back to Iran.
What I didn't expect was how both of them came back and returned to US after a short while of staying in Iran.
As cited in the article "Homelessness is a state of mind." Indeed.
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) replied to Baller (@Baller) on Pinned comment
Part of $3.8 billions a year military aid to Israel can be used to help the homeless population.
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Baller Baller (@Baller) on Pinned comment
"A staggering 1 in 13 [NY] city students - 81,400 to be exact - were homeless in the last school year, shuffled from shelter to shelter or from a relative's couch to another family's home, often far away from their neighborhoods and schools." Damn, that's a crazy statistic!
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