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    Trinidad in NY Times today

    The article can be seen here - http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/11/us...in&oref=slogin

    Unfortunately, it's not about small town economic boom times or even gender reassignment surgery - it's about the rural homeless. Worth a read....
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    It is sad when tough times hit close to home. We used to think that it was only in bigger citys like New York.. Sad when it is in Trinidad. threelazyl

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    Landstander, when you said "worth the read", you were right. Thank you for posting the link and hopefully some good will come of it for the homeless.

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    Homelessness is growing across the country. Where did they think the homeless that were driven out of the big cities were going to go?

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    Part of the problem is sorting out the ones that are willing to be helped. Many are destined to remain as they are and refuse assistance to get them on their feet.

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    Here in AZ we really have an issue with this. Since it is warm
    here we get a lot of homeless. The people here are very giving
    and we have a lot of services but we just can't supply the amount
    of homeless that come here. They become a nusuance that few want to deal with and like DoubleBarrel says a lot of them just don'e want to be helped.

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    According to a Time Magazine report done last year, Denver was in the top three major cities to have the highest populations of homeless folks. It continues to be a tragedy. However, I also must agree with Double Barrel that many of them do not want assistance and are not always looking for a handout. Fact is, many of them are addicts and alcoholics whom may also have mental conditions. In past decades, people were comitted to places like the Colorado State Hospital in Pueblo, just because they were homeless and had varying degrees of mental illnesses. Today, the states claim they cannot afford to house these people and say it's a private sector problem.

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    But what about those that are homeless and do want help. We can't bag everyone that is homeless or broke into one lump because some fools take advantage of the help. There will always be hobos for sure but it is embarassing for the US to have so many desperate folks.

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    Absolutely. It's embarrasing for all of us. While I don't believe we should make this a governmemnt issue, alot more needs to be done about it that's for sure. The NY Times article is very impressive.

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    It was interesting to see TrinAdad in such a light for sure. Seems to me and maybe some of the others that are from other generations can shed some light here but didn't TrinAdad always have homeless folks around?

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