William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 8 19:00:45 UTC 2019
The problem is almost entirely restricted to a very small area of
downtown. J Davis
It can't be very small, as Spike says that well over 20K people are
homeless addicts. And I don't think that there is any problem with a state
or city making laws against prisoner labor. You just can't have it the
other way. Is there a valid reason not to put up a slew of PortaPotties?
On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 1:53 PM Jeff Davis <jrd1415 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Spike, our straight arrow boy scout white boy from Whitelandia writes:
> "...putting convicts to work is illegal unless they volunteer... "
> Actually, no.
> Re Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, w/ attention to:
> "...except as a punishment for crime ..."
> *Section 1.* Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a
> punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted,
> shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their
> *Section 2.* Congress shall have power to enforce this article by
> appropriate legislation.
> That said, a further note: Like so many problems that society chooses not
> to solve despite an obvious, free, and immediately available solution, the
> "problem" of homeless persons pooping on the street has just such a
> As everyone knows, the whole frikkin' city is chock full of toilets.
> Every business, govt office, hospital, library, cop shop, bus station,
> subway station, and every private residence has several toilets. I would
> wager that every homeless street dweller is no more that 100ft away from a
> functioning toilet. So I have no sympathy w/ those who decry this problem.
> "But, but, but,... those facilities are for..."
> As with so many issues of modern life, people can choose either to get
> their head out of their ass or to live in shit.
> By the way, San Francisco is a big city -- I just got back from a visit --
> and the notion that there is shit everywhere is the usual media nonsense.
> The problem is almost entirely restricted to a very small area of
> "Everything's hard till you know how to do it."
> Ray Charles
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