If You Build It …

2020 January 9
by bc3b

… they will come.

California keeps complaining about its homeless problem, but keeps adopt more SJW initiatives to attract the homeless. They already ignore vagrancy and other laws, set up needle exchanges, provide far more social services than the non-Left Coast states. What’s left? How about $700,000/unit apartments to house the homeless? That should attract the remaining homeless addicts that have yet to discover the Golden State.

Sure, most of us can’t afford a $600,000 condo in a trendy neighborhood, in one of the most expensive places to live in the country. But if you’re homeless in Los Angeles, a condo can be yours!

The new condo development is the first of 118 projects to be built over the next six years to house the homeless and other needy people in Los Angeles, California, according to the mayor’s office.

There are studio apartments and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with decent-sized kitchens.

Screenshot/Twitter

The first recipient of a $600,000 condo was a family with five children:

Last summer, USA Today reported that between the costs imposed by regulations and real estate prices and spiffs, such as fitness centers and homeless services, the costs for these homes are prohibitive:

“[The homeless] will receive keys to one of 72 new apartments,complete with a fitness center, in the heart of trendy Koreatown, built at a projected cost of $690,692 for each unit, according to the city controller’s office. Two additional projects in the pre-approval phase are expected to top $700,000 per unit in total costs.

“This kind of cost is utterly unacceptable,” Controller Ron Galperin said. “I believe we need a fundamental course correction.”

The median cost of housing in LA is $618,000, less than most of the units are costing taxpayers.

Hat tip: PJ Media

63 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 January 9 8:22 am
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    bc3b permalink

    The more government does to make life for the “homeless” as good as it is for working Americans, the more it removes any reason for “homeless” to find jobs, get off drugs, etc. and remain homeless.

    It also encourages people to become “homeless.” There are many people currently working at lower paying jobs who could have just as good (if not better) a lifestyle in Southern California if they can snag one of these $700,000/unit apartments.

  2. 2020 January 9 8:25 am
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    justrand permalink

    Look at “The Projects” in Chicago and elsewhere. When they opened they were gleaming towers intended as Low/No Cost housing…and today they are crime infested warrens that the police will not go into except with overwhelming force.

    Only the Democrat idiots (redundant) who run this alleged State would believe that the $600,000+ condos will be maintained by people who are perfectly happy relieving themselves anywhere and any time they feel like it.

  3. 2020 January 9 8:41 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Good Points JR –

    In Chicago they finally gave up on Cabrini-Green and demolished it and with Title 8 housing allowance, many Cabrini-Green alums moved to Chicago’s south suburbs, turning formerly nice places like South Holland into hell holes.

    They also talk about using “retired” cruise ships to house the “homeless” in the Bay Area. Carnival, NCL, Disney Cruise Lines, etc. have 20 year-old ships they want to replace to remain competitive. Today’s cruise ships hold up to 4,500 passengers. Most of the older ships cruise lines want to dump hold 2,000 – 3,000 people.

    Anyone who has ever taken a cruise knows how the crew works around the clock to keep the ship clean and operative with passengers who act reasonably civilized, don’t have serious drug problems and pick up after themselves.

    Kalifornia city and state officials complain how other areas are exporting their homeless problems to what was once known as the Golden State.

    Even a low-IQ homeless person on drugs realizes they will live a better life in LA where it’s currently 50 degrees (with an expected high of 65) versus living in a Salvation Army shelter (where there are rules) in Detroit (current temperature 24; expected high 41 and today is a warmer than average January day). Detroit has some major problems, but you don’t have to avoid poop and needles when you walk along Woodward Avenue.

    What the left wants to do with “homelessness” is the same thing it did with homosexuality and transgenderism – normalize it.

  4. 2020 January 9 10:58 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Well they could just load up the homeless then sink it.

  5. 2020 January 9 2:15 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Justin(e) Trudeau: evidence Ukrainian passenger plane unintentionally shot down by Iranian forces:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51055219

    https://nypost.com/2020/01/09/video-shows-moment-ukrainian-airliner-is-struck-by-missile-over-iran/

    Question #1: Is anyone surprised?
    Question #2: Why were so many Canadians (63) on the flight?

  6. 2020 January 9 3:23 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    “Why were so many Canadians (63) on the flight?”

    Cheap pistachios?

  7. 2020 January 9 4:49 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Trump rally in Toledo tonight. Starts at 7 Eastern Time. Should be interesting.

  8. 2020 January 9 4:52 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    “Watt’s that? ….. You want us to remove the signs? ….. Well yes it is 2020, but …. Well yes the glacier is still there, but …. Right now? … Yes Sir!”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/health/glacier-park-montana-set-remove-glaciers-will-all-be-gone-2020-signs

  9. 2020 January 9 5:00 pm
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    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/video-outside-jeffrey-epsteins-cell-no-longer-exists-government-says

    This saga continues… first it was ‘unusable’, then it didn’t exist, then it existed and was unusable but we lost it, then it was well we lost it but we have the backups, now.. oops the backup has not existed since August. Your government at work.

  10. 2020 January 9 5:09 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Yer feminist equality shtick right here —

  11. 2020 January 9 5:15 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    A fellow named Tony Heller has a bunch of YouTubes posted on global warming issues.
    I am enjoying all the ones I’ve heard. Plus he has the world’s most soothing voice. Sample:
    https://youtu.be/VZVidfAbVT0

    About 3 and a half minutes. If this guy is a known charlatan… let me know before I recommend him to people I know LOL

  12. 2020 January 9 5:22 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    If you want to watch the Trump Toledo Rally:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_ndxAW2UQM

  13. 2020 January 9 7:22 pm
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    bc3b permalink

  14. 2020 January 9 7:30 pm
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    justrand permalink

    They’ll get my gas powered chain saws, wood splitter, leaf-blower and snow blower when they pry them out of cold dead hands! Fuck ’em.

  15. 2020 January 9 8:16 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    JR #16 –

    I’m sure you can get by with hooking 50 extension cords together. Besides, Home Depot and Lowe’s need the business. lol.

  16. 2020 January 9 8:28 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Edd Byrnes – Kookie of 77 Sunset Strip fame – died yesterday. He was 87.

  17. 2020 January 9 9:12 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    16,

    Dear God. Has your nearby lake filled up yet?

    On a more serious note, I would raise hell if I was a professional landscaping guy. You can’t make a living with battery powered tools. Won’t run all day. Oh, and hey lets make a deal if ya have too.

  18. 2020 January 9 9:28 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

  19. 2020 January 9 9:47 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    I assume this is moar legal nonsense from the pro-crook and pro-terror Dems.
    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/atlanta-pd-will-no-longer-chase-criminals-if-they-flee-from-cops/

  20. 2020 January 9 9:56 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    21,

    Crazy as seems, its legit.

  21. 2020 January 9 11:36 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Well, I got a few cute memes in email.
    I’ll post them, thus triggering a new thread LOL.

  22. 2020 January 9 11:37 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  23. 2020 January 9 11:38 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  24. 2020 January 9 11:39 pm
    [26]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Is Nancy known for her imbibing?

  25. 2020 January 9 11:40 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  26. 2020 January 9 11:41 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  27. 2020 January 9 11:42 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    What we lost by not electing Pres Hill

  28. 2020 January 9 11:43 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  29. 2020 January 9 11:44 pm
    [31]
    JimNorCal permalink

  30. 2020 January 9 11:45 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  31. 2020 January 9 11:47 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  32. 2020 January 9 11:48 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  33. 2020 January 9 11:50 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Everyone saw the story where Dem economist Paul Krugman claimed his computer was hacked? It was not him downloading kiddie porn. No indeedee.

  34. 2020 January 9 11:51 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    The original post …

  35. 2020 January 9 11:52 pm
    [37]
    JimNorCal permalink

    A skeptic responds …

  36. 2020 January 9 11:54 pm
    [38]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Next thing you know, everyone is trying to get into the act …

  37. 2020 January 9 11:55 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  38. 2020 January 9 11:56 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  39. 2020 January 9 11:57 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  40. 2020 January 9 11:58 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  41. 2020 January 10 7:13 am
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    justrand permalink

    jim, those were hilarious!!!

  42. 2020 January 10 7:35 am
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    justrand permalink

    The end of the article is SPOT ON!

    ==> “So, if the American people want to enrich tyrants, protect terrorists, move towards socialism, have more people dependent on government, reduce freedom of choice on health care, schools and energy, refuse to enforce immigration laws, kill fully developed babies up to and beyond birth, and to reduce girls’ and women’s privacy by having men and boys expose themselves in locker rooms and restrooms, they should take the advice of most journalists and elect Democrats. If they want freedom, prosperity, capitalism, enforcement of immigration laws, more opportunity to move up the economic ladder for everyone and a President who is willing to kill terrorists who maim and kill people around the World they should vote for Trump.

    The choice is easy.”

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/democrats_implicitly_are_advising_tyrants_to_give_terrorists_an_official_title_so_they_will_be_protected_from_harm.html

  43. 2020 January 10 8:25 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal –

    Those were great!

    The week in pictures should be excellent tomorrow.

    JR #44 – Telling it like it is.

    Trump was on fire in Toledo last night. Didn’t back down one bit. Said Nancy didn’t have a full deck and was looking forward to playing “Where’s Hunter?” He also said the Dems would have leaked the attack to the media.

  44. 2020 January 10 9:08 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    So glad you liked the memes!
    My hat is off to the guy who did the Krugman series.

  45. 2020 January 10 9:49 am
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    bc3b permalink

    PETA attacks AOC for buying a French Bulldog rather than adopting a shelter pet:

    https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/aoc-ocasio-cortez-peta-purebread-french-bull-dog-shelter-rescue

    While I love to see the left attacking one another, have you seen what’s in shelters lately? In my local shelter, where a worker was attacked by a pit bull last month, 85% of the dogs are pit bulls/mixes. The greatest dog I ever had was a beagle mix we adopted as a puppy from the Dayton Humane Society. Try to find a beagle mix puppy in a shelter today. Younger dogs in most shelters today are pit bulls/mixes with a few Mastiffs, Rottweilers and German Shepherds thrown in. If you find a beagle it’s likely 10-12 years old.

    No-kill has totally changed the shelter demographics. More shelters are labeling all dogs as “mixed breeds” (so they can pass pit bulls/mixes off) and they are “warehousing” pit bulls that are unadoptable or that no one wants.

    If liberals were only as interested in saving human babies ….

  46. 2020 January 10 10:18 am
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    bc3b permalink

  47. 2020 January 10 11:00 am
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    omg the memes!!! lmao

  48. 2020 January 10 11:56 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Marianne drops out

  49. 2020 January 10 12:08 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Eph, I think both you and I are predicting Bernie to win the Dem nomination.
    Any guess on his VP pick?

  50. 2020 January 10 12:12 pm
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    Eph permalink

    51. Jim,

    Next in line sydrome never fails for uniparty.

    VP…. Pick any blue state minority.

    Kamala probably.

  51. 2020 January 10 1:57 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    I suspect Boeing is headed for zombie classification — https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/plane-was-designed-clowns-shocking-boeing-emails-reveal-contempt-management-faa — This goes beyond hiring $9 programmers.

  52. 2020 January 10 1:59 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Bernie for the win eh? Personally I think it boils down to who leaves the scene first. Bernie with a heart attack or Biden into a insane asylum.

  53. 2020 January 10 2:19 pm
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    Eph permalink

    Simple math…

    Any candidate (minus Bin Biden) that drops out is going to his/her followers flock to Sanders.

    Even the 1, 2, and 3 percent candidates will add up.

  54. 2020 January 10 2:38 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    I think the Boeing 737 Max is beyond saving. The question: How much damage was done to Boeing’s image and can it be reversed?

  55. 2020 January 10 4:16 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    BC,

    I don’t it is a matter of an airplane. This is a situation of does Boeing even survive? Orders for Boeing planes are all ending up in AirBus’s lap across the board.

  56. 2020 January 10 4:20 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Eph,

    I think the splits will between ButtGay Guy and Sanders. ButtGay appears more moderate so the split might be as much as 70/30 not in Sanders favor. If that trend holds true the drop outs will be marginal to Sanders standing. Just a guess.

  57. 2020 January 10 5:00 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Those on the Right will not go quietly into the boxcars — “Pocahontas Confronted by Angry American at New Hampshire Town Hall for ‘Siding With Terrorists!’ [VIDEO]” — Liberty Daily lede.

  58. 2020 January 10 5:37 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    “What missile strike?”

    https://twitter.com/elizapalmer/status/1215525563961630720
    CBS crew just visited the #Ukrainian airlines crash site west of Tehran. Nine am local time. Virtually all pieces of the plane were removed yesterday – say locals. Scavengers now picking site clean. No security. Not cordoned off. No sign of any investigators.

  59. 2020 January 10 7:06 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Feel The Bern! Err ..:

  60. 2020 January 10 7:08 pm
    [62]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Hopefully Steve Hayward has his own sources and I’m not ruining TWIP …

  61. 2020 January 10 7:11 pm
    [63]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Sesame Street used to have a song …
    “One of these things is not like the others
    One of these things just doesn’t belong”

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