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To: meg88

Take a look here about Dignity Village in Portland, Oregon --


http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/West/02/27/portland.homeless.ap/index.html

http://www.outofthedoorways.org/

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/05/318134.shtml

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Tafari

Apparently the "homeless" are politically active, too...

Regards,
Star Traveler


5 posted on 01/20/2007 10:31:48 AM PST by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler
Thanks for the links ST.

We've got our own agitators, er, advocates here in Washington: http://anitraweb.org/homelessness/faqs/tentcities.html

Looks like St Petersburg is dealing with their "rodent" infestation problem in ways that I wish Seattle would do...
25 posted on 01/20/2007 11:19:23 AM PST by rockrr (Never argue with a man who buys ammo in bulk...)
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To: Star Traveler

Oh my Lord those links are over the top. The out of the doorways one says :

Dignity is a formerly mobile tent city in Portland, Oregon, well on its way to becoming a green, sustainable, urban village.

and also that the tent city of vagabonds has begun hosting weekly craft lessons in conjunction with the local high schools ?

Flea publik eudkashion !!!!!


26 posted on 01/20/2007 11:28:03 AM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: Star Traveler
Squatting can actually lead to the total legal possession of the housing, through what's called "adverse possession."

Sometimes, squatters get lucky and find a squat which the landlord seems to have really abandoned. Police and neighbors have been dealt with successfully and after many months the landlord still hasn't complained or been seen. In that case, squatters might start laying plans for gaining adverse possession.

http://www.sftu.org/squat.html

27 posted on 01/20/2007 11:29:19 AM PST by x_plus_one (Allah has no son.)
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To: Star Traveler

I hope they are taxed like the rest of us, especially for their housing/land.


43 posted on 01/20/2007 11:56:09 AM PST by GOP Poet
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