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  1. rochester_veteran
    rochester_veteran February 27, 2018 11:16 am

    Then there’s #SwingBombSF, hanging playful swings myseriously around the city.

    I enjoy swinging! 😉

  2. Comrade X
    Comrade X February 27, 2018 11:22 am

    There is no size that fits all but IMHO most homeless people are doing what they want to do more so then doing what they have to do.

    Many are homeless because their priority in life concerns drugs and alcohol abuse.

    I also think there is a Homeless Industrial complex where people make a living out of the homeless and the last thing those people would want is for the issue to go away thus causing their income to go south too.

    There are people who say they are trying to solve a problem who make a living out of solving the problem who are the last people who want the problem to really go away.

    The war on drugs is a good example of that.

  3. Jim Brook
    Jim Brook February 27, 2018 11:49 am

    I find it interesting that so many people see somebody with a sign, out begging on the street, and call him “homeless.” That is really jumping to conclusions. How do we know he does not have a home, just because he is begging? Is not “beggar” the more accurate term? I am not referring to your story, just to our automatic inclination to apply the term “homeless” whenever we see a beggar. I like accuracy in language.

  4. Scott
    Scott February 27, 2018 3:48 pm

    What would really look cool on those murals is to embed LED strips and electroluminescent wire/tape in the image..both are available in many colors.

  5. Antibubba
    Antibubba February 27, 2018 11:18 pm

    Startpage is my default search engine.

    Homeless “shelters” can be truly awful, and more dangerous than sleeping on the street. And most shelters won’t let you bring your dog. You don’t know what love is until you see two “throwaway” creatures who have saved each other.

  6. M
    M February 28, 2018 9:00 am

    One more thing not on the list – Google has stepped further into the political arena (SHOCKING, I KNOW!) and blocked shopping results for a bunch of terms, including “ar15” and “Colt”.

    Still waiting on the Librem 5, but de-Googlifying as much as I can in the meantime.

  7. firstdouglas
    firstdouglas March 1, 2018 5:41 am

    Yep, have moved away from Google, though still haven’t settled definitely on my replacement for live time driving directions. And though I appreciate the people at Startpage, I’m using Duckduckgo. Startpage uses the Google search engine, just after having stripped the users’ identifiers. And, far as I can tell, Google is sophisticated enough these days that if a user has several years of Google search history, then it can still identify that user even after only a succession of a certain number of anonymous searches.

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