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Funny, at first I thought it was about Darrin also. Most people forget about those that are on the street. Here in Southern California we don't have the problem of people freezing to death but in Chicago, NY, etc about 20 to 40 homeless people freeze to death every year. Most of the time the don't even get only line in the paper. I believe that when the cops find them they are referred to the body as a popsicle. Most of the time it is their fault in that they are usually drunk or stoned, fall down, fall sleep, etc. There are many places they can go to stay warm if they want, but many suffer from paranoid thoughts and don't want to be around other people.We had a cold snap over here recently and a guy on TV was saying 'everyone likes the snow'. I thought to myself: unless you're homeless.
And I must admit, I was disappointed that this thread wasn't about the Canadian rapper.
Heard about that on the news down here in Morgantown. They interviewed a salesman at the local Lowe's (and the Fire Chief) about installing generators.Pittsburgh seems to be keeping quiet about the homeless, actually they usually do. A man and his 19 year old daughter died several days ago; he hooked up a power generator inside of their home. I don't know why he would do such a thing.
I was thinking about this in terms of movie quotes.I agree: snowpocalypse > snowmageddon
It was like 40 degrees here, or something like that a few nights ago, and as I walked out of work I thought...damn, how do all the homeless people deal with a night like tonight? I guess maybe there are not as many homeless people in Delaware, as there are here, but in any event I can't imagine how they make it through the coldest nights of winter.We had a cold snap over here recently and a guy on TV was saying 'everyone likes the snow'. I thought to myself: unless you're homeless.
We went to McDonalds tonight for dinner. There was a homeless guy there eating. He had shovels there with him, so I guess he has been cleaning out driveways to make money. The strangest thing is that he was carrying on a very loud, very detailed conversation with himself that lasted as long as we were there (at least 45 minutes). He was even using hand motions and was directing them to where he saw this "friend." I noticed that he bought a bunch of food and that it was in two bags, so I guess he placed an order for them both. He must have spent $20 on dinner. I have seen people on the streets of DC talking to themselves, but this was the first time I saw someone like this for such a long time. He was very clearly Schizophrenic. Very sad. He needed to be medicated and hospitalized. My guess is that he would not be one of those folks that would be willing to go to a shelter and in the state that he was in, most (if not all) shelters would not take him. The only option is the street, jail or a mental hospital.I guess maybe there are not as many homeless people in Delaware, as there are here, but in any event I can't imagine how they make it through the coldest nights of winter.