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Baltimore's people of the woods: Inside the hidden homeless camps made of milk crates, wooden doors
Daily Mail On Line ^ | 21, February 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 02/21/2014 10:05:31 AM PST by Kartographer

A sheet of plastic laid over a clothesline. A mini-fortress of milk crates stacked under a tree. A thin mattress on a flimsy crate lying in a dark tunnel. On the edge of Baltimore's woodlands, dozens of the city's transients live in makeshift homes which they consider safer than homeless shelters.

Photographer Ben Marcin has captured some of the shanties in his thought-provoking photo essay, 'The Camps', documenting the struggle, loneliness and ingenuity of Maryland's people of the woods.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: baltimore; homeless; homelesscamp; homelesscamps; obamaville; unemployment
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No need to feel sorry for these people! Obama has freed them from the drudgery of work!!! They are now people of leisure joining the 1% in a freedom of their lifestyle!
1 posted on 02/21/2014 10:05:31 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

OBAMAVILLE

Gett’n a head fake,
watchin' msn’s take;
All of their pundits oozing foul oil.
Clean’n my six gun on my front porch swing.
Feeling my blood--
It’s beginnin' to boil.

Wasted away again in Obamaville,
Searchin' for a job so I can earn my salt.
Some people claim that Bush is to blame,
But I know it's Obama’s fault.

There’s no rhyme or reason,
They are all commitin’ treason
With nothing to show but a brand new tax or two.
But they are real beauties,
Despotic duties, how they got passed
I haven't a clue.

Wasted away again in Obamaville,
Searchin' for a job so I can earn my salt.
Some people claim that it’s Bush we should blame,
Now I think,-- hell with them it’s Obama’s fault.

I blew out my flip flop,
Stepped on a pop top;
Cut my heel, but I just cruise on back home.
Because no medical care will the doctors render
They say there’s little service I can tender
And there’s no need for me to hang on.

Wasted away again in Obamaville
Searchin' for a job so I can earn my salt.
Some people claim that Bush is to blame,
But I know, it's my own damn fault.
Yes, and some people claim that Bush is to blame,
And I know because of my vote it's my own damn fault damn fault.
2 posted on 02/21/2014 10:06:33 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

WELCOME TO OBAMAVILLE!..............

3 posted on 02/21/2014 10:08:23 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Kartographer

Once they were called Hoovervilles.


4 posted on 02/21/2014 10:08:46 AM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Kartographer

What remains of the middle class will join them soon. Have fun. Enjoy the slide.


5 posted on 02/21/2014 10:09:04 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Red Badger

6 posted on 02/21/2014 10:11:44 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Kartographer
"They consider safer than homeless shelters."

Translation:

You cannot bring your drugs into homeless shelters, or they will take them and maybe call the police.

7 posted on 02/21/2014 10:12:26 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Kartographer

8 posted on 02/21/2014 10:13:28 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Kartographer

I see this is a British source.

Mention of the homeless was prohibited in the US MSM after Jan 2009.

Along with the phrases “McJobs” and “recovery for Wall $treet but not Main Street”

If by some chance a Republican wins in 2016, the phrase will return on Jan 20, 2017.


9 posted on 02/21/2014 10:13:38 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Red Badger

If you look at the pictures you will see what a wide assortment of people. Some camps and abodes you can see that certain amount of pride was taken in construction and in the way the camp is kept. A clear indication that many of these people are proud hard working Americans. I needed to get this in before ‘The Bunch of Deadbeats’ crowd comes in.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 10:15:10 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: nascarnation

Always a British source...


11 posted on 02/21/2014 10:15:27 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Red Badger

This should be quite nice when the trees and bushes fill in.


12 posted on 02/21/2014 10:16:19 AM PST by petercooper ("I was for letting people keep their health insurance, before I wasn't". --- Barack Obama)
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To: Kartographer

Baltimore is run by Democrats. Maryland is run by Democrats. Democrats are the party of the people, the party of compassion for the downtrodden and all that. So, how is it that you have all these homeless in a liberal Democrat paradise such as Baltmore????????


13 posted on 02/21/2014 10:17:08 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego (TH)
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To: Kartographer

Note the US Flag and Jesus sign and the remnant of a ‘Merry Christmas’ banner.................


14 posted on 02/21/2014 10:17:37 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: wideawake

Partially true, but in a homeless shealter everything is fair game. Spend the night and there is a good chance you will leave with rags about your feet because someone stole you shoes. It’s a uncommon occurance on the street and more than once the victim has been killed our savagely beaten if they put up a fight.


15 posted on 02/21/2014 10:19:09 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer


16 posted on 02/21/2014 10:20:25 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: Kartographer
Homeless Person in Training!

17 posted on 02/21/2014 10:20:40 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Kartographer

18 posted on 02/21/2014 10:21:20 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Red Badger

Yes saw that. Some of these camps keep their ‘yards’ better than some of my neighbor especially the section 8 ones!


19 posted on 02/21/2014 10:21:28 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

A true ‘Deadbeat’ would not live under such squalid conditions. They will get Food Stamps, Section 8 housing, EBT, Obamaphones and whatever else they can lie to the government and get free....................


20 posted on 02/21/2014 10:22:57 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Red Badger

They trash any place they live.


21 posted on 02/21/2014 10:23:20 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: Kartographer
It’s NOT a uncommon occurance on the street and more than once the victim has been killed our savagely beaten if they put up a fight.

Corrected
22 posted on 02/21/2014 10:23:49 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Red Badger

Welcome to Seattle where they are trying to call Obamaville a Nickelville. I thought Obama was going to solve this problem but in Seattle it has gotten a lot worse. The city is proposing three new locations for Obamaville but they are calling it Nickelville.


23 posted on 02/21/2014 10:25:30 AM PST by Vinylly
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To: Kartographer

24 posted on 02/21/2014 10:27:26 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Kartographer
They are there on their own volition. If they wanted a job, they could IMMEDIATELY take a job from a migrant worker in the farm belt: and the farmer pays for a place to live and transportation.

I just had dinner with a farmer, and he says Americans are too lazy.

25 posted on 02/21/2014 10:28:30 AM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Vinylly

Pensacola and Ft. Walton Beach (where I am) are both trying to find land for a ‘Homeless Camp’ where they can set up their tents, and have city provided port-a-potties and fresh water available................But solving the problem by getting more businesses to locate here and providing more jobs seems to be absent......................


26 posted on 02/21/2014 10:30:00 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Red Badger

That’s true, but their are plenty of people who have managed to live their whole lives in which stuff never happened and who hold anyone down on their luck as beneath contempt, even those who even in their circumstances still refuse to take the dole and continue to provide for themselves.


27 posted on 02/21/2014 10:30:19 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Having been homeless at one point in my life I cannot even think of being derogatory to anyone in such conditions.................


28 posted on 02/21/2014 10:31:57 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I love the open concept for that living room - nice and airy, too.


29 posted on 02/21/2014 10:32:56 AM PST by dainbramaged (Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon; windage and elevation.)
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To: Kartographer

Obama’s America! How’s that for “hope & change”?


30 posted on 02/21/2014 10:33:41 AM PST by kenmcg
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To: Salvavida

Yes but you can’t cheat a citizen like you can a illegal and you can’t pay them next to nothing like you can. And you can’t just call ICE and have them picked up when their wages are do.

Yes not all do it, but it happens enough not to be that uncommon either.


31 posted on 02/21/2014 10:33:55 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I’d rather live in the woods off whatever I can plant/kill than work my a** off for the average salary in the USA (~$28,000/yr).

IMO, anyone should be able to buy property and inhabit their own structure at their own risk.

Property tax, building codes, EPA, etc, etc are simply there to keep freedom unaffordable and the tax slaves on the plantation.


32 posted on 02/21/2014 10:34:42 AM PST by varyouga
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Bawlmer ping!


33 posted on 02/21/2014 10:35:08 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Kartographer

:: makeshift homes which they consider safer than homeless shelters ::

Now, why would they think that, I wonder?

Also, these folks have living quarters set up in public venue with out the Po-Po asking any questions....but, when someone gets stopped on the street for speeding, well then...let’s search the car to see what we find.


34 posted on 02/21/2014 10:35:19 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: Red Badger

I thought that only loyal Party members were eligible for a hovel.


35 posted on 02/21/2014 10:35:48 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Kartographer

Funemployment in Obamaville. Let tge good times roll. Now lets get a community organizer tgere ASAP to register them as democrats and blame it all on republicans.


36 posted on 02/21/2014 10:36:43 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Kartographer

...and if a Republican is taking the oath of office in January 2017, these pictures, and this heart-wrenching story will be on the front page of every US newspaper that day...and the Pubbies will whimper..


37 posted on 02/21/2014 10:40:27 AM PST by Fedupwithit (Your opinion: It's all yours....don't expect me to listen to it, or even acknowledge it..)
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To: varyouga

Don’t forget real estate taxes, aka “tribute to the lord of the manor”.


38 posted on 02/21/2014 10:41:26 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Red Badger
I have to. There was a Priest that befriend me then We talk LOTR and play chess. (yeah take that those of you who consider me a Catholic hater!). He would help me get my checks cashed. When I got my apartment he was getting reassigned and he was a Chaplin in the Navy he gave me a dog tag stamp with the following lines from LOTR:

”Not all those who wander are lost.”

Several years later my status was much changed and I though of him often over that time. So I tracked him down and it was hard as the Church wouldn’t give me any information on him. Seems he had left the Church and joined the Episcopalians. A kind hearted secretary give me a clue as to where he was. I remember how she whispered into the phone just enough information that would allow me to track him down. I sent him a letter and a kartographer drawn map of Middle Earth, which he proudly had framed and hung in his office.
39 posted on 02/21/2014 10:48:32 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Red Badger

trust me.
this $hit would not fly in Williston Nd


40 posted on 02/21/2014 10:50:34 AM PST by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: familyop

Carlyle, probably the most Wash DC connected of private equity firms, is buying trailer parks.

That’s another indicator of where the smart money sees America heading.


41 posted on 02/21/2014 10:52:35 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
May I suggest that you make a donation to a homeless shelter and ask them to let you spend the night. Nothing firsthand experience as a teacher.
42 posted on 02/21/2014 10:55:38 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Was his name Gandalf?.............


43 posted on 02/21/2014 10:57:30 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: nascarnation

Right on every count...


44 posted on 02/21/2014 10:57:45 AM PST by GOPJ ( America's drifting into totalitarianism because the left's exploitation of social failures.Greenfi)
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To: Kartographer

When I was 12 or 13 some friends of mine and I built a fort in some woods out of old doors and scrap lumber.

It was fun.

Then we all grew up and got jobs.


45 posted on 02/21/2014 10:59:04 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Kartographer

Too late.


46 posted on 02/21/2014 10:59:17 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Okay. That’s cool...


47 posted on 02/21/2014 10:59:58 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: dainbramaged

I really like what they’ve done with the place.


48 posted on 02/21/2014 11:01:21 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Kartographer


49 posted on 02/21/2014 11:10:19 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Kartographer

Done that, but you miss my point.

The gestapo won’t hassle “vagrants”, “homeless”, “pan-handlers” and “bums” regarding inspection of personal property but

every damn LEO I know won’t hesitate to (unconstitutionally) search my car during routine stop.

Who has more 4&5 Amendments rights?


50 posted on 02/21/2014 11:23:41 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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