Growing Homeless Problem?

Do you see anything wrong with this picture?

Upon first glance, this looks like an ordinary photo of a quaint Hoboken street, right?

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You think there’s a growing homeless problem in Hoboken?

A few weeks ago, we sarcastically said “Nah, there’s no homeless issue in Hoboken” as we photographically documented the heaps and splatters of human excrement all over chairs and benches at Stevens Park.

For those challenged with their vision, you can see there is a homeless person (who was SOUND asleep) on this person’s stoop.

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Will there ever be a solution to homelessness?

We didn’t want to wake the guy, as it was not our property, nor was he bothering us. However, imagine how this homeowner or tenant must have felt if they had to arrive (or leave) home and have to tell this “occupy front stoop” (OFS) member that it was not appropriate to take a break there.

The homeless in this country is a troubling topic all around, as there are a multitude of reasons why this tragedy exists. And I’m sure you all know what the top suspicions are: Drugs, lack of opportunity, lack of community, technology, mindless entertainment, the medical industry, outsourcing of jobs to China, the abandonment of the Gold Standard, the “1%,” and so on.

But what is it really? I mean “homelessness” is not brand new – as vagrants have existed in the past – but never to such a degree. Back when all we had were small villages and limited modern luxuries (such as 24 hour convenience stores, fiat money system, government welfare, transportation, internet) I bet there were NO homeless on planet earth. We all worked together, knew the land, and survived (quite well in fact – no tooth decay or diabetes that’s for sure).

Just another example of how messing with the natural order of things creates an extremely unfortunate disparity in the populace.

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animal_lover
animal_lover
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:38 am

That boy Chow is about as sharp as a bowling ball.

Chow
Chow
Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:48 am

Police in church square this morning and no riff raff around…..good start keep it up and don’t stop.

animal_lover
animal_lover
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 12:15 am

People here thirty and forty years have been evicted from their homes. This accounts for some of the “new” homeless. Speak with them and get the story from their own mouths. Some of them couch surf but don’t have a permanent place to call home.

Chow
Chow
Reply to  animal_lover
Monday, October 13, 2014 10:50 am

More nonsense. The homeless occupying church square park are not longtime residents. They are drug addicts and alcoholics who have decided to opt out of society. Are you saying that after getting evicted after 30 years in town they became homeless? Do you make this up as you go?[quote comment=”223905″]People here thirty and forty years have been evicted from their homes. This accounts for some of the “new” homeless. Speak with them and get the story from their own mouths. Some of them couch surf but don’t have a permanent place to call home.[/quote]

animal_lover
animal_lover
Reply to  Chow
Monday, October 13, 2014 1:55 pm

Did you speak with them and verify their stories are do you just hang at the keyboard contributing nothing?[quote comment=”223925″]More nonsense. The homeless occupying church square park are not longtime residents. They are drug addicts and alcoholics who have decided to opt out of society. Are you saying that after getting evicted after 30 years in town they became homeless? Do you make this up as you go?[/quote]

Chow
Chow
Reply to  animal_lover
Monday, October 13, 2014 6:24 pm

I hear them talking about liquor and getting high.[quote comment=”223929″]Did you speak with them and verify their stories are do you just hang at the keyboard contributing nothing?[/quote]

Chow
Chow
Reply to  animal_lover
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 7:12 am

4 vagrants sleeping in Church Square this morning. 2 had empty liquor bottles next to them and one seemed to be smoking a joint. If these were 30 year residents and this is how they lived, that explains the eviction….lack of work ethic, lazy and addicted!

Time to hose down park![quote comment=”223929″]Did you speak with them and verify their stories are do you just hang at the keyboard contributing nothing?[/quote]

willow
willow
Monday, October 6, 2014 6:23 pm

The police are being more diligent patrolling homeless out of church park. So now they need to find another location. Church was really bad last few months. Rumor was that Newark was telling homeless to come here. That it was safer.

TJP80
TJP80
Monday, October 6, 2014 10:19 am

Funny, The issue I see here is the Jeep not backed all the way up to the yellow line when they parked. It always makes me so made to see the waste of a few feet at each fire hydrant, garage entrance or end of the block. If that first person parked properly and extra car or two could fit each block. With parking so bad as it is a little can go a long way!

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