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Seeing more tents in Austin? Itís not because homeless people are buying more tents
KXAN ^ | July 8, 2019 | Candy Rodriguez

Posted on 07/15/2019 5:57:57 AM PDT by C19fan

Monday marks a week since changes to the sitting, lying or camping in public places ordinance in Austin went into effect loosening laws for the area’s homeless.

For someone like Dawn Howell, it’s the opportunity to pitch a tent in a public space and stay in one place.

Her home is a makeshift tent engineered by Howell herself. A thin blanket serves as her foundation and a bed sheet keeps her covered. It’s all supported by a bicycle on one side and a bucket with an umbrella on the other. She calls it the “Fortress of Doom.”

(Excerpt) Read more at kxan.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: austin; homeless; left; texas
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Are the people of Austin going to stand for this?
1 posted on 07/15/2019 5:57:57 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

How did Austin eventually get rid of the Occucommunists’ encampments?


2 posted on 07/15/2019 5:59:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (TDenounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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“people of Austin going to stand for this? “

Yes.


3 posted on 07/15/2019 6:00:29 AM PDT by dynachrome (Build the wall, deport them all.)
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” Are the people of Austin going to stand for this? “

Yup.

Auston, sh*thole of the future.

In a way, it’s a pleasure to watch each and every liberal, corrupt, Democrat-run (but I repeat myself) city turn into a disease infected collection of slime.


4 posted on 07/15/2019 6:01:50 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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The people of Austin feed the bears and elect like minded idiots.


5 posted on 07/15/2019 6:01:57 AM PDT by TADSLOS (You know why you can enjoy a day at the Zoo? Because walls work.)
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To: C19fan

If you compare landscapes....2019 to 1930s (the hobo era)...it is becoming very identical.

But a lot of this modern problem revolves around mental patients having no facility to hold them....guys getting out of prison and back onto drugs quickly...evolving meth, opioid crisis, and heroin coming back....then finally so many deep into debt with no potential to ever come back.


6 posted on 07/15/2019 6:04:26 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: C19fan

IIRC, Austin is the liberal enclave within Texas.


7 posted on 07/15/2019 6:04:28 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: cuban leaf

Every major metro area in Texas is a liberal enclave. Austin is just the mothership.


8 posted on 07/15/2019 6:06:31 AM PDT by TADSLOS (You know why you can enjoy a day at the Zoo? Because walls work.)
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To: cuban leaf

Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston. We in Fort Worth are not going gently :)


9 posted on 07/15/2019 6:07:56 AM PDT by DallasGal (When your honor, integrity and trustworthiness are gone, you are nothing.)
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To: TADSLOS

My new home state of KY is similar, but some are worse than others. Louisville would be our mother ship. :)


10 posted on 07/15/2019 6:08:01 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: C19fan

The news media are describing the situation as very tents.


11 posted on 07/15/2019 6:09:18 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: DallasGal

I used to live in Fort Worth back in the 60’s. I seem to remember the neighborhood being called Benbrook.


12 posted on 07/15/2019 6:09:19 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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What do you suggest? Bitch and moan? Got that here. The left has figured out that the right won’t do anything extreme, so they’re going to keep pushing the line in the sand. Only problem is the cliff is right behind us, and most seem willing to just fall off the cliff rather than push forward.


13 posted on 07/15/2019 6:11:17 AM PDT by CatOwner
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Stand for it?

Not the ones who can vote with their feet.

Which Austin is fixing to find out the hard way...


14 posted on 07/15/2019 6:13:28 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds)
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Agree. Future scenario. Swarm the country with illegals. Not enough housing. Let them set up tent cities then burden the paying population with a need to free housing to remove the “ plight “. Meanwhile ignore vets or senior citizens who have paid taxes and a heavy personal price for years in exchange for votes and the Dems form of “ voter slavery”


15 posted on 07/15/2019 6:16:17 AM PDT by patriotspride
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The Democrats would like nothing better than to turn Texas into another success story like California, Illinois, New York, etc.


16 posted on 07/15/2019 6:22:16 AM PDT by antidemoncrat (yawn)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

.....what you did there........ :)


17 posted on 07/15/2019 6:25:49 AM PDT by muglywump (Seven days without laughter makes one weak.)
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To: C19fan

Howell is an engineer?? /s


18 posted on 07/15/2019 6:31:38 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: cuban leaf

LOL! It is still there. Visited 7 years ago and it was still nice. Not sure about now!


19 posted on 07/15/2019 6:47:41 AM PDT by pilgrim
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From the article...

“The first one got stolen, the second one I burned down,” she said recalling the day she was cooking and accidentally set the tent on fire. “The third one, the old man took off with, and the fourth one got stolen.”

You would think she would have learned by now. No mention if she was a drug addict or alcoholic. Which is the majority of these people.

20 posted on 07/15/2019 6:51:18 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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