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Dr. Tim Whatley
Jun 25, 2012

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the homeless ppl seem really satisfied and happy, i wish i was one of them and

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iSheep
Feb 5, 2006


They seemed pretty aggressive when I was there a couple of weeks ago op i think you are full of poo poo.

Goast
Jul 23, 2011


how about you throw everything you own in the garbage and go join them

shiksa
Nov 9, 2009


being homeless in portland would probably be ok because there's so many white liberal yuppies

all getting artisan baked goods in the trash

Rapman the Cook
Aug 24, 2013



If you were homeless+jobless you could hang out with that chick from Sleater Kinney all day and it wouldnt matter

ansel autisms
Aug 9, 2003

dodge this burn


Portlad teens beat homeless

Hobohemian
Sep 29, 2005
Nope

Everyone from Portland looks like they're homeless, so how can you tell?

Yivgev
May 18, 2004

i brought my +1 ak-47



the coolest thing ever about portland is there are people who are able to support themselves but instead choose to be homeless because theyre gigantic pieces of poo poo and usually freegans / crust punks / anarchists

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001


I was in Portland a month ago on business for the first time and was completely blown away by how large the homeless population was.

Not just large though...

They also are more noticibly aggressive, assholish, and unbelievably entitled and outright expect/demand handouts. I felt like a Republican by the time I left.


Other than that Portland is a cool rear end city. I enjoyed myself.

kazr
Jan 28, 2005

There's no sense in nonsense
Especially when the heat's hot

iSheep posted:

They seemed pretty aggressive when I was there a couple of weeks ago op i think you are full of poo poo.

they smell your weakness, toughen up bitch

Stormfang1502
Jan 26, 2003

The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.

Chinatown posted:

I was in Portland a month ago on business for the first time and was completely blown away by how large the homeless population was.

Not just large though...

They also are more noticibly aggressive, assholish, and unbelievably entitled and outright expect/demand handouts. I felt like a Republican by the time I left.


Other than that Portland is a cool rear end city. I enjoyed myself.

They were all white, weren't they?

shiksa
Nov 9, 2009


Rapman the Cook posted:

If you were homeless+jobless you could hang out with that chick from Sleater Kinney all day and it wouldnt matter

holy poo poo count me in

Ramsus
Sep 14, 2002



Yeah, being homeless from Portland to Eugene is pretty sweet until the bad weather starts.

Get a job.

Dubious
Mar 7, 2006

Don't make me Ponder this pick, Ricky

Hobohemian posted:

Everyone from Portland looks like they're homeless, so how can you tell?

truth

though seattle isnt much different heeeh

Soarer
Jan 14, 2012

I JUST CAN'T STOP TALKING ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE'S PONY AVATARS

~SMcD

They have a lot of programs and support for homeless so a lot of them flock there. Frankly I wish they would do more and siphon more from Seattle.

Yivgev
May 18, 2004

i brought my +1 ak-47



Ramsus posted:

Yeah, being homeless from Portland to Eugene is pretty sweet until the bad weather starts.

Get a job.

in about two months a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets.

Ramsus
Sep 14, 2002



Soarer posted:

They have a lot of programs and support for homeless so a lot of them flock there. Frankly I wish they would do more and siphon more from Seattle.

Proof that socialist programs are enabling failures.

Yivgev
May 18, 2004

i brought my +1 ak-47



Soarer posted:

They have a lot of programs and support for homeless so a lot of them flock there. Frankly I wish they would do more and siphon more from Seattle.

no dont

Dubious
Mar 7, 2006

Don't make me Ponder this pick, Ricky

Soarer posted:

They have a lot of programs and support for homeless so a lot of them flock there. Frankly I wish they would do more and siphon more from Seattle.

yes I'd like to feel safe on 3rd and bell someday

Fister Roboto
Feb 21, 2008



Stormfang1502 posted:

They were all white, weren't they?

Portland is like the whitest city in the hemisphere. Oregon used to be a huge klan stronghold.

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001


Stormfang1502 posted:

They were all white, weren't they?

Not all, no. Only elderly, albeit disheveled black woman stopped me. I assumed she was asking for directions.

After I said I had no cash on me, she without hesitation asked if I had a debit card to get money from.

I scoffed and walked away.

ansel autisms
Aug 9, 2003

dodge this burn


seattle sucks

Ramsus
Sep 14, 2002



Fister Roboto posted:

Portland is like the whitest city in the hemisphere. Oregon used to be a huge klan stronghold.

I've lived here my whole life except for the stint in the military and there are a lot of racists, but they are quiet about it except to other white people.

Yivgev
May 18, 2004

i brought my +1 ak-47



Chinatown posted:

Not all, no. Only elderly, albeit disheveled black woman stopped me. I assumed she was asking for directions.

After I said I had no cash on me, she without hesitation asked if I had a debit card to get money from.

I scoffed and walked away.

i had a guy try to drive-by panhandle me on hayden island. jesus christ this city.

bunky
Aug 29, 2004



like a year or so ago some friend of mine said "portland like like the new san francisco" or some poo poo, whatever that means. he was probably wicked high.

Ramsus
Sep 14, 2002



bunky posted:

like a year or so ago some friend of mine said "portland like like the new san francisco" or some poo poo, whatever that means. he was probably wicked high.

The property value is skyrocketing, and so is the traffic congestion. It sucks all around. Sever.

Soarer
Jan 14, 2012

I JUST CAN'T STOP TALKING ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE'S PONY AVATARS

~SMcD

Chinatown posted:

After I said I had no cash on me, she without hesitation asked if I had a debit card to get money from.

Honestly I wouldn't be that surprised if you had told us she said no cash wasn't a problem and whipped out an iPhone with a one of those Square card readers.

shiksa
Nov 9, 2009


Chinatown posted:

Not all, no. Only elderly, albeit disheveled black woman stopped me. I assumed she was asking for directions.

After I said I had no cash on me, she without hesitation asked if I had a debit card to get money from.

I scoffed and walked away.

there was a dude in my neighborhood a few years back with this sob story about how he was going to jail unless he could get to his job, needed transit money, just got out on coke charges, etc. i talked with him a bit and gave him a smoke cause i try not to be an overt rear end in a top hat. he asked if i had cash, i didn't, and then asked if i could go to an atm to pull some out and i told him i only had like 20 bucks in the bank (not a lie at all) and he still kept pushing.

ive seen that dude every other week for the past two years pushin the same god drat bike and telling the same god drat story

gently caress that dude

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001


Soarer posted:

Honestly I wouldn't be that surprised if you had told us she said no cash wasn't a problem and whipped out an iPhone with a one of those Square card readers.

lets just tattoo QR codes onto homeless people that links right to their kickstarter fund.

bunky
Aug 29, 2004



Fister Roboto posted:

Portland is like the whitest city in the hemisphere. Oregon used to be a huge klan stronghold.

you ever gotten klan easter eggs in your town? let's have a white-off

https://news.vice.com/article/white...essages-in-eggs

Ramsus
Sep 14, 2002



I don't think Portland's problem compares to the bum town that was going on in Eugene during occupy wallstreet. The hippy government down there allowed that to go on for way to long and then had massive clean up costs after the fact.

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001


shiksa posted:

there was a dude in my neighborhood a few years back with this sob story about how he was going to jail unless he could get to his job, needed transit money, just got out on coke charges, etc. i talked with him a bit and gave him a smoke cause i try not to be an overt rear end in a top hat. he asked if i had cash, i didn't, and then asked if i could go to an atm to pull some out and i told him i only had like 20 bucks in the bank (not a lie at all) and he still kept pushing.

ive seen that dude every other week for the past two years pushin the same god drat bike and telling the same god drat story

gently caress that dude

ZIronically i saw a number of stories in Portland papers after i got home about how local residents want the Portland PD to stop harassing the homeless.

Its......weird. KEEP POTLAND WEIRD GUYUS.

Kazak_Hstan
Apr 28, 2014


I lived on a commune in Virginia for a while and there was a woman there whose goal was to hitchhike west and be a street kid in Portland. She had her masters, she was smart and not mentally ill or an addict. It was weird.

Wolfsheim
Dec 23, 2003

Home of the
"FIGHTING CHOMSKYS"


Whenever they ask for change and I truthfully tell them I don't carry cash they glare at me like I'm lying

naem
May 29, 2011



How accurate is portlandia

shiksa
Nov 9, 2009


Wolfsheim posted:

Whenever they ask for change and I truthfully tell them I don't carry cash they glare at me like I'm lying

just carry around a newspaper so they know that it is in fact the year of our lord 2014 and not the 70s

Wolfsheim
Dec 23, 2003

Home of the
"FIGHTING CHOMSKYS"


naem posted:

How accurate is portlandia

It's 100% true, and continuously happening on repeat to every one of us.

bunky
Aug 29, 2004



Wolfsheim posted:

It's 100% true, and continuously happening on repeat to every one of us.

it must suck living in a terrible sketch show

Fister Roboto
Feb 21, 2008



naem posted:

How accurate is portlandia

Pretty much a documentary.

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Novo
May 13, 2003

Stercorem pro cerebro habes

I shared a house in Portland one summer that ended up being occupied by five drifters and their dog. A female housemate invited them to come live with us and I heard she ended up marrying one of the fellows, named CR(backwards K)T or "cricket". Highlights of that summer include:

- The entire house reeking of BO because they did not bathe
- Them egging on a 10-year-old neighborhood kid to smoke rolled up newspapers and drink wine
- Them stealing wine from Trader Joe's that was literally a block away from the house
- Receiving a phone call from a spaced-out girl somewhere in southern california asking to speak with "goblin". "this is the house for weary travelers, isn't it?" *click*
- Finding a strange man in the kitchen after returning from a family trip to europe; being unironically asked "did they have any good dumpsters there?"
- The map of southeast portland dumpsters on our kitchen wall
- Spoils of said dumpsters (rotting fruit) stuffed in the refrigerator and sink
- Discovering that the "broken" washing machine they found and hauled back to the house is only leaking because they tried to seal the connection with elmer's glue
- Being asked what this writhing mass of little white things in the compost bin we stole but did not properly bury is
- Being asked to kill said maggots because "we're vegans"

Get to know your roommates before you move in, kids. But honestly I was young and don't regret a thing.

Edit: I almost forgot:

- The day I thought they were finally leaving only to have them return several hours later because the dog wouldn't jump on the train

Novo fucked around with this message at Aug 23, 2014 around 07:05

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