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Editorial: Toilet trouble: City doing its best to deal with public defecation but root cause remains
Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 07/23/2013

Posted on 07/24/2013 11:51:15 AM PDT by artichokegrower

It's a basic human act, and it says a lot about society -- and the state of homelessness in Santa Cruz in the year 2013 -- that a discussion about keeping people from doing it in public places is even warranted. But here we are.

The problem: An increasing amount of human waste is being found along the San Lorenzo River levee and in downtown-area open space. People relieving themselves in public spots is apparently a growing problem in the city, one that has residents who regularly walk the levee path and business owners along Front Street -- many of whom have back doors that open to the levee -- absolutely fed up. Who can blame them?

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Welcome to another liberal paradise Santa Cruz, California
1 posted on 07/24/2013 11:51:15 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

“Gonna lay down my burden....down by the riverside”

-sorry.


2 posted on 07/24/2013 11:53:08 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: artichokegrower

The “root cause”? For poop? Umm...


3 posted on 07/24/2013 11:54:38 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: artichokegrower
Welcome to America in the age of Obama. Citizens have to deal with all kinds of shit every day both literally and figuratively.
4 posted on 07/24/2013 11:55:26 AM PDT by detective
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To: artichokegrower

50 - 60 years ago Santa Cruz was another of the Central Coast jewels. I used to go to the beach there (it was a lot warmer than Carmel) quite a lot as a child. It was even good into the mid-60’s until the hippies ‘discovered’ it.

Another lost bit of the old California.


5 posted on 07/24/2013 11:57:13 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: artichokegrower
Couldn’t happen to a nicer city.
6 posted on 07/24/2013 11:58:50 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: artichokegrower

Drove my Chevy to the levee and ... this is defecated to the one I love:
Yu Stin Ki Pu.

sorry sorry sorry


7 posted on 07/24/2013 11:59:34 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: artichokegrower

But, but, but...”the one” was elected...”this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.” The people that voted for “the one” aren’t suppose to be behaving like this...He gave a speech, he said so. Why oh why are his voters behaving this way...


8 posted on 07/24/2013 12:00:05 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: artichokegrower

Is it the same type of people who turned the indoor stadium into an open toilet during Katrina?


9 posted on 07/24/2013 12:00:08 PM PDT by Mr. K (4 election)
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To: artichokegrower

Santa Cruze is a Liberal Hippy Hotspot.

They don’t mind poopy. “It’s all about feedom, Duuuude!”


10 posted on 07/24/2013 12:00:43 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (If the government told us to expect rain, I'd schedule an outdoor wedding.)
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To: artichokegrower
:: many of whom have back doors that open to the levee ::


11 posted on 07/24/2013 12:01:40 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: x1stcav

The least the perps could do is to wipe themselves with the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

And send the result to the White House.


12 posted on 07/24/2013 12:01:50 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Billthedrill

Eating! It has to stop!


13 posted on 07/24/2013 12:02:10 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: artichokegrower

Third world Obamanation.


14 posted on 07/24/2013 12:03:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: P.O.E.

I’ve always wondered what that line in the song meant...


15 posted on 07/24/2013 12:03:09 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: artichokegrower

Public defacation in rivers are very common in certain 3rd world nations.

Why should CA be any different? Wait till they start doing their laundry in the river downstream from where they poop.


16 posted on 07/24/2013 12:03:51 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: artichokegrower; Kartographer

Prepper ping. Santa Cruz human waste problem from homeless - how many more homeless if TS(literally)HTF? Got a potty that works without running water? Have enough toilet paper for maybe a year? Have toilet paper to give to family/others? Want to live in Santa Cruz, California?


17 posted on 07/24/2013 12:03:54 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: artichokegrower

I wonder if eventually these liberal cities will learn why in saner times the bums were kept moving along? Public health would even be worth a “beat down.”


18 posted on 07/24/2013 12:05:21 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: artichokegrower
Oh. My Bad. With a title like that - I naturally thought this was another Detroit thread.

 

 

19 posted on 07/24/2013 12:06:32 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: artichokegrower

20 posted on 07/24/2013 12:06:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd

Is that the “major award” from A Christmas Story in that pic?


21 posted on 07/24/2013 12:07:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!

Hat tip to Marcella!


22 posted on 07/24/2013 12:11:29 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: artichokegrower

A sign of the times.

It’s pathetic.


23 posted on 07/24/2013 12:12:04 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Kartographer

Emergency Sanitation and Hygiene

http://seasonedcitizenprepper.com/emergency-sanitation-and-hygiene-kit/


24 posted on 07/24/2013 12:13:47 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: tumblindice

“Yu Stin Ki Pu.”

I didn’t know that the Asiana pilots were staying in Santa Cruz.


25 posted on 07/24/2013 12:15:36 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: artichokegrower

Ripped from a 19th C. missionary hymnal:

“Though every prospect pleases, and only man is vile...”


26 posted on 07/24/2013 12:16:21 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: artichokegrower


27 posted on 07/24/2013 12:20:09 PM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: artichokegrower

Every neighborhood has a “yard pooper.” In my neighborhood it was Mark White. Sounds like Santa Cruz has quite a few.


28 posted on 07/24/2013 12:21:32 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: artichokegrower
How long before the courts declare defecating to be a protected form of speech?


29 posted on 07/24/2013 12:22:14 PM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: artichokegrower

I read that many cities can’t have fountains anymore because people use them as toilets.

Welcome to the new, classy, wonderful third world USA!


30 posted on 07/24/2013 12:22:24 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: artichokegrower

Keep Santa Cruz squalid.


31 posted on 07/24/2013 12:25:07 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: Kartographer

Didn’t realize until Hurricane Sandy just how annoying even little cuts and scrapes, dry lips and cold sores are when hot water is at a premium.


32 posted on 07/24/2013 12:41:57 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: artichokegrower
Never have the problems with drug users, alcoholics and homeless people who frequent the levee been as bad as they are now, he said.

Well, if you turn your city into a "haven" for the homeless and have lax drug and public vagrancy laws, this happens. The homeless AREN'T "just like me and you." They are mentally ill, addicted and care little for their environment (and I say this as someone who does charity work with the homeless every week).

Santa Cruz officials say they hope to address the problem by installing by September a fenced-in portable toilet that will be open 24 hours a day near the levee

The only thing the portable toilet will do is give drug addicts a place to buy drugs out of sight of the police and give the homeless a place to sleep and have sex.

33 posted on 07/24/2013 12:43:32 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: artichokegrower

“Welcome to another liberal paradise Santa Cruz, California “

Bingo - that’s the truth and the issue - a Liberal paradise.


34 posted on 07/24/2013 12:56:48 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Wuli
Bingo - that’s the truth and the issue - a Liberal paradise.

UC Santa Cruz is a hotbed of liberals, who made it a turd-world paradise.

35 posted on 07/24/2013 1:06:21 PM PDT by roadcat
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36 posted on 07/24/2013 1:07:15 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: dfwgator

Seemed like a good idea at the time, sir.


37 posted on 07/24/2013 1:07:42 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: vette6387

Mai Raff Rontime!


38 posted on 07/24/2013 1:12:56 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: artichokegrower

Just give each of the homeless a van to live in (down by the river), and the problem will be solved.


39 posted on 07/24/2013 1:21:31 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: areukiddingme1
Why oh why are his voters behaving this way...

Because you're racist.

Didn't you get the memo?

40 posted on 07/24/2013 1:27:27 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Old Sarge; greeneyes; yorkiemom; Kartographer

What would you do if when the SHTF, some homeless people camp on your property? What if there are more of them than you? Say they aren’t going to attack you, but there they are, living on the ground.


41 posted on 07/24/2013 1:37:41 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Marcella
What would you do if when the SHTF, some homeless people camp on your property?

I'd start out with pepper spray while they slept. More pursuasive means would be used if that failed.

What if there are more of them than you?

High capacity magazines.

42 posted on 07/24/2013 1:53:28 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Marcella

The Tribe has a standing SOP for that case: drive them off. Not attacking TODAY does not translate into not attacking in the dark.

And those who mean you harm are watching your reactions; you will be tested to see if you’re an easy target yourself.


43 posted on 07/24/2013 2:04:09 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Kartographer

Hi Kartographer, have you updated your preparedness manual lately? It’s really good, just wanted to make sure I had the latest.


44 posted on 07/24/2013 2:34:02 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (GOTS: Food, water, guns, ammo, useful skills, cash, and precious metals.)
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To: Marcella

I would feel the deepest sympathy for them, as I drive them off at gunpoint.

One can feel sorry for someone without letting them win. Just put your poker face on and do it.

My land can’t support that many.


45 posted on 07/24/2013 2:54:55 PM PDT by Ellendra ("Laws were most numerous when the Commonwealth was most corrupt." -Tacitus)
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To: artichokegrower

If they were really compassionate Progressives there would be rolls of toilet paper hanging from every tree and telephone pole.


46 posted on 07/24/2013 2:57:26 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The only growth industries left under Progressives are government and poverty.)
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To: artichokegrower

I don’t understand... A Democrat newspaper mentions the “homeless” even though they have their African communist president Ubama in office? And a Democrat governor? And Democrat super majorities in the state legislature? Of course, this bold editorial proposes no solutions - - it only “wishes the city good luck”, but there you go. The only surprise is that the authors didn’t somehow find a way to blame the Republicans.


47 posted on 07/24/2013 3:07:25 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: x1stcav
{"50 - 60 years ago Santa Cruz was another of the Central Coast jewels. I used to go to the beach there (it was a lot warmer than Carmel) quite a lot as a child. It was even good into the mid-60’s until the hippies ‘discovered’ it."

I didn't make it to the bech often, mostly, I stayed here until I left in 1973.

48 posted on 07/24/2013 3:33:07 PM PDT by blam
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To: Marcella

They will attack eventually, if they think I have something they want. When the government stops the free handouts, they’ll find another way to get stuff without working.

Hence my armament stockpile ;)


49 posted on 07/24/2013 3:53:25 PM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: artichokegrower

How can this be true? As far as the media is concerned, the homeless magically disappeared with the election of Obama.


50 posted on 07/24/2013 3:58:37 PM PDT by Hugin (')
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