Homeless Guy In the Bush Talks Rural vs. Urban Homelessness

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Homeless Guy In the Bush Talks Rural vs. Urban Homelessness

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Ran away from the bum fights at the library an hour out into the big park, found a good spot and just hacked for a while. At the beginning of the session so you'll have to wait to hear about the great feature I found in pre-installed, industry grade software on my Linux laptop.

I realize I broke my rule by trying to point the camera at the woodpeckers, thankfully they got away. And the spiders, sorry guys.




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Yo and welcome to the Ice Boog daily channel. Hopefully you all can hear me I haven't

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even done a sound check but yeah so I ran away from the library in the inner city park and

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now I'm at the far away rich people's park and this is what I was actually going to record

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a video on earlier but I just didn't prompt you to record it that one just to adapt a little

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which is rural homelessness is way harder than urban homelessness and look at the economics

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I know my lighting isn't great now that I'm looking at I didn't even look when I set this up

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but it's not the worst frame is it so

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urban homelessness I did not feel too much emotional distress but rural homelessness

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there's a lot of distress because there's a lot of competition for limited resources

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so you know Starbucks the urban intersection of wilderness and civilization

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still exists in rural places but there might be like one per town spread out every 10 miles

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and that's the coffee shop in town like there is no competition it's just a Starbucks

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so the Starbucks store manager has a lot of power you know they're basically

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they have full power to send someone back to the wilderness to to expel them from town effectively

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if Starbucks is the only place that someone can be and they get kicked out of Starbucks for

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whatever reason that puts a lot of power in the hands of a Starbucks manager so we talk about

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oh why do all the homeless people go to the city is it it's just drug tourism

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well maybe in part maybe they just feel so broken down by the last

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civilization that they saw that they're like man I'll get to the big city and boom here's all

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these people offering them free drugs and whatever and they take it or maybe they were getting

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into drugs in small town and went to the city for that but I kind of doubt that's the case

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I think it's more like they just fall into it but I don't hang around that kind of person so I

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haven't asked firsthand I don't have firsthand knowledge besides just avoiding junkies whenever I

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see them not too many questions to ask of them especially in that state right so to like the

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state that people assume that I'm in but they're wrong I said in the previous video I'm a

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different kind of homeless person I'm not the only one but I'm one who fell from gentry rather than

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you know low on the labor ladder like I climb the labor I moved over to gentry I might have

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even moved over to elite so I might have made two ladder changes in my life so I've climbed a lot

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and it's not saying I've climbed more than anybody else but I've climbed more than most people

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and my aptitude is not compatible with most people like I definitely

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earned my spot in E4 if that's where I made it because I've worked very very hard and talking

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about hard work is actually not a gentry value you're not supposed to do that in a gentry ladder

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South for engineers pretend that everything comes so easy to them and that yeah that's a whole

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other topic you know the the Shibaliths of the software developer

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this is beautiful

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maybe this is even better to look at than my face

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look at how beautiful that is

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and not too many bugs out as long as you stay in the light which is an interesting

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parallel a talking about the parasites at the limited resources well that's actually what

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mosquitoes are they're just hanging out in your little pool of the water where they can lay eggs or

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where they were born but I'm like I'm a mosquito that turned into a blue jay you know

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and so now I'm a homeless blue jay it's because I was wounded not physically but socially

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perhaps mentally spiritually as a result of being wounded socially and finding out that

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my support system wasn't what I thought it was etc etc these are some wood peckers

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which have flown away man what a spotty

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so limited resources make rural homeless people more aggressive they also mean you just have

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less places to go so you're more likely to find aggressive people and yes there were two

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bum plates at the library today and this isn't supposed to be a gossip just hit me these guys are

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falling out of the tree like crazy there's another one

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I'm Caesar back here another one just fell out I only have two years guys that's enough

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my cup is full so and just like these do plants there's so much to look at you can just sit in the

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spot for hours and keep finding new stuff

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love it butterflies birdies the water I bet is just a great temperature today I've been seeing people

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coming out with wet hair so no doubt they've been swimming or whatever

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there's the computer and the battery

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so yeah I think our car lets me get here you know

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between walking in 10 or 15 minutes of a walk and then 10 or 15 minutes of the drive from the

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library and beautiful I'm glad I came out here I'm glad I got pushed out here see it's always the

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lessons like I could just sit and stew about oh no I can't go to the library so an hour

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round trip to get out here like versus stewing at the library for an hour and probably not

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getting a lot done so I can sit out here for a couple hours on this battery maybe I'll get

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stuff done maybe not I don't have internet access which is nice in some ways I don't actually

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need it to code I do have that Raspberry Pi and I figured out the networking stuff

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earlier today at the library so I just have to figure out how to automate it but at least

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can manually do it now I know what commands what combination of commands I need to run I know

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it's behavior when I plug it in it changes it's MAC address so that's something I'd have to

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fix to get static configuration to work and blah blah blah it's just it's step-by-step I know

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that there's some set of steps I can take to automate it but I know that I can do it manually

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already so boom that's more capability that means I can come out here with these two things burn 20

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watts double fist my computers develop some distributed systems out in the woods on 20 watts of

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power and I've got a smaller folding solar panel too but it doesn't have the adapter for the

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jackery I might have a combination of adapters that cables kind of heavy it's cable that'll carry

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10 amps for 10 feet so it might weigh a couple pounds even or a pound at least anyway this is the

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first run of getting stuff out here and it fit in my non homeless guy backpack I don't want to pick

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it up because if I jiggle that wrong the whole thing shuts off so yeah yeah we're burning 12 watts

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right now without Raspberry Pi we shut the screen brightness down a little bit still burning 12 watts

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if we shut it all the way off 11 I was hoping it would drop down to 10 but even the drop down to 10 so

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even if we're saving 15% by shutting the screen all the way down that's a huge win right

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how much do we save by not having the preview on do we save a water too right so if we can't get it

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down to nine watts now like a nine watt dip that would be sweet 11 10

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anyway solid 10 watts from 12 I mean that's a win so yeah going on 10 minutes it already feels like

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the atmosphere is so much more light already to me at least I don't know if you feel it or

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hear it in my voice it feels like it's just flowing even I'm in like a much less

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conducive to speaking position I was supposed to be talking about rural homelessness but I'm just like

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like an excited infant like wow all the things whoa there's a spider that's one thing you

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do gotta watch out for is I don't know if you guys can see it the spiders and stuff there's two of them

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it's like the more you look the more you see them anyway god protects the righteous so just be good

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so yeah rural homelessness this is probably what people think of with rural homelessness

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but the thing is the logistics to make this work are very big so I could sneak out the hundred watt

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solar panel I could sneak in a few trips worth of stuff and then I could actually start setting up

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camp here I'm not going to do that this spot is like way too accessible people come by sometimes

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there's like up someone else is here there's 50 other spots that you can sit down on the side of the

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stream goes swimming catch some sun whatever let the dog go swimming whatever this is one of many

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many spots but this is like this is the Cadillac spot like there's no beating this spot it's it's

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great in every way so this is not what rural homelessness is really like though

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it's more it's far more hopeless than urban hopeless urban homelessness as well too

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it's cheaper to live but there's less opportunity and the opportunity that there is is more

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sort of insider I think like the norm is web of trust as opposed to in the city it's

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drop your resume there's still probably both options in both places but I think

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tempers and stuff are gonna run a lot higher in rural homelessness than urban homelessness

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because there's just so many more options in the urban environment people can just leave and

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go to one of way more places you know Starbucks on every corner is a meme but it's you know

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there's Starbucks and when there's like Starbucks, pizza fills, dunk in there's like three or four

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big guys there's a ton of indies so you can have your pick and if you get kicked out one

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which you're less likely to because the manager is less likely to be power trip and to

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begin with so you're less likely to even get kicked out of one in an urban setting like

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I don't know how in depth it seemed like I was gonna go with this like to me

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I feel like there's a lot more anecdotes I could share I'm new to rural homelessness I've lived my

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entire life in a city but you know the other thing is just in rural there's fewer people so

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you're gonna start seeing the same faces over and over and over again like you're gonna keep looking

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up and seeing the same people staring at you at Starbucks for example

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I mean you got regulars in urban environments as well but now the cost of living in urban

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environments is higher too so people are gonna have to be more focused on their work on average I think

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they're gonna care less about what's going on too like I think people are gonna be more invested

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in their communities in small towns not every person but a higher proportion I think so much of

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this is just opinions what do I really have to say today so I mean this this loss of space is

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actually a lesson so that that's good I think rural homeless people are actually gonna end up migrating

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to urban for the most part like I'm constantly tempted to go back to the Bay Area but I really like

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it here and want to stick it out and I don't think I'll be homeless for long one of my co-workers who

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spent some time homeless he told me that he knew that within six months of living in the park

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in one of these smaller central valley towns you know hours outside the Bay Area still

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that it would change him into just being too animalistic to come back to society he doesn't

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know my background and I think he's right about rural homelessness he spent six months rural

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homeless you're not coming back well I've already spent there was some time in January I got

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here in September there was some time in January where I might have not had to call myself homeless but

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I'm back homeless so I'm you know second homelessness number two both under six months

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September and I mean I guess I've even been in the central valley for about six months total in

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homeless twice now but again I think I'll be able to not be able to call myself not homeless

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after like two more paychecks because this next paycheck so I missed I'm already laid on my storage bill

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so that's gonna have to get paid my gym's gonna have to get paid my car insurance is gonna have to get paid

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all by four my next paycheck so that's pretty much my whole next paycheck and then my next next

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paycheck which is what I meant to say it all has to get paid before my next next paycheck that all pretty

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much be pay my hosting bill which is 10 bucks and pay what else see out my next check is gonna be

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storage gym car insurance that's big those three I might be able to push the gym

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bill back oh that's like because yeah I only get paid less than every two weeks now so it's a little bit harder

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so I'm gonna because my car insurance I can only push back to the eight to not quite far enough

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that's why that last you know I got the overdraft fee for that which by the way so I did go to

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the bank and they refunded the overdraft fee which was 36 bucks that's actually more than half of my

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next car insurance bill to begin with so that was a huge help and you know that made me a lot

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more happy as a customer with that bank that they would give me the benefit of the doubt in that

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case what it took was going to a manager has opposed to entry level employee I also went to a

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branch in a nicer neighborhood so I think those two things like go to a branch in a rich neighborhood

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especially if you're a gentry your gentry type person might just be a little bit busted down

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between jobs people get that branch manager is like a L2 or so they're still on the labor ladder

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but they know who the gentry are they serve them they know it's good to invest in those customers

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so what you want to do is get the branch manager to invest in you so you go to a nicer neighborhood

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your polite you know you take your hat off you wait politely etc you say 100% my fault

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you know I'm between jobs they'll want to congratulate you the branch manager was the first one

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he employees did not congratulate me who I talked to

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so yeah I mean you got to be street smart which definitely helps my perspective of analyzing

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urban versus rural homelessness as a person firsthand experiencing it like I'm not a busted

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down person I'm a very well-educated hardworking person and two of my trying to convince right

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but I'll give you one more shot we've got a little bit over a minute left I'm this 20 minute video

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and this is definitely not liberal homelessness is like I just Emma half an hour from the middle of

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town by car and so I'm one of the few blessed enough to actually get out here and be homeless here

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for the better part of a day where people would actually be coming to swim or something like that

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I come with a jackrey and a laptop and set up that camp so this is my first time doing this

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and the reason I didn't before is just now it's it's April 2nd right the days are just getting

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longer and whatnot so this is probably going to be a thing for the summer so thanks a lot for

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joining and I'm looking forward to seeing you next time and thanks for everything take care bye


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