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    Portland considers “mandatory rest spaces” for the homeless on private property

    From Hot Air (Jazz Shaw):
    Portland, Oregon, like many cities on the left coast, is struggling with a growing homelessness crisis. But what can they do about it? One idea that’s now being floated is to change the building codes so that all new structures (including private property, not just government buildings) include spaces for people to “rest” and “feel welcome and safe.” This understandably has prospective property owners concerned, since the wording is all quite vague and suggests that they will be forced to allow the homeless to camp in and around their buildings. (KATU News)
    Since this was the brainchild of a member of the Planning and Sustainability Commission (the group that reviews and approves new construction designs), I suppose we should ask them. The problem is all of the members have refused all requests for comment on what this means, including the person who added the new provision into the proposal.

    The chair of the commission, however, did offer a written statement. It described their discussion and the fact that they were interested in seeing, “how private development can provide places for people to feel welcome and safe, as well as allow space for people to rest, especially in light of our current housing shortage.”

    I don’t see how further clarification is going to make that sound any better. What this clearly seems to boil down to, if approved, is a situation where if you want to have your design for a new building approved you’ll need to build into your plans some spaces for the homeless to build camps.
    It’s the city’s job to address the homelessness crisis. Any generous, willing residents are free (and encouraged) to help with the problem. But this sort of mandate from on high about every new structure allowing homeless encampments should encourage even more people to flee Portland and move somewhere with a local government that still exhibits a modicum of sanity and respect for its taxpayers.
    Forcing somebody else to accommodate a problem is the lazy, progressive answer to many things.

    Seattle once considered buying specially designed shopping carts to give to "shopping cart ladies." Somewhere out west they proposed that people with yard space give some of that space to a homeless person or persons. What used to be called vagrants.

    I'm surprised (and pleased) I remembered this one, from 2013:

    Portland Mayor Seeks To Clear Homeless From City Hall Sidewalks

    And this one, in which Portland foreshadows the cleverness of the tallest presidential candidate of the crop, Bill deBlasio:

    Portland Starts Program to Bus Homeless out of Town


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    I suggest the commissioners step up and show us how it's done.

    Ha ha! That will never happen.
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    Are you guys still getting Antifa conditioning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jingo View Post
    Are you guys still getting Antifa conditioning?
    Yes, but it's called "reality", not conditioning.

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    I’ll take that as a “yes.”
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    Of course you will. That's your conditioning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveman View Post
    Of course you will. That's your conditioning.
    We have a winner!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveman View Post
    Yes, but it's called "reality", not conditioning.
    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jingo View Post
    I’ll take that as a “yes.”
    Quote Originally Posted by daveman View Post
    Of course you will. That's your conditioning.
    You literally said "yes".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm dePlume View Post
    You literally said "yes".
    And then I corrected his misunderstanding. Did you miss that part? Because it kinda looks like you missed that part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveman View Post
    And then I corrected his misunderstanding. Did you miss that part? Because it kinda looks like you missed that part.
    I saw your relabeling, but it doesn't change the simple fact that he took your "yes" for a "yes" which is the type of "conditioning" that normal folks call "basic literacy".

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