[Hpn] floating hostels

W.C.Tinker wtinker@metrocast.net
Sat, 4 Jan 2003 15:51:42 -0500


From: "joe reynolds" <jos_reyn@yahoo.com>
To: "HPN" <hpn@lists.is.asu.edu>
Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2003 3:24 PM
Subject: [Hpn] floating hostels


> Don't know sounds like almost everyone considers this
> to be more of a problem than a help. While I can see a
> limited usefulness to the idea aren't there enough
> empty buildings in every city and town already? And
> while they might have barbershops and all that why
> shouldn't the local barbers getthe chance to do this
> anyway and keep some money in the local economy.
> Besides this isn't to far from building a ghetto for
> the "unwanted" - out of sight, out of mind! They don't
> see use so problem solved as far as they are
> concerned. Health problems and accessability are a
> concern also. Besides if the cities are claiming they
> can't afford to have afffordable housing even when
> unsubsidized how the hwell are they going to pay
> dockage fees? Do you know how much a liner is chaged
> for just being at dock each day? Makes airport fees
> seem insignificant and god help you if you need
> services like having the water system cleaned or the
> valves replaced in the waste water system!
>   In the end would still be temporary shelter all of
> which only works temporarily. We need jobs - hell the
> whole country needs jobs! Jobs with decent livable
> wages will solve much of the problem. Hell if I and
> otheres had such not only would we have our own place
> but also what we would be buying would provide
> ewmployment opportunities. Unfortunately American
> business not interested in having employees hping to
> make a killing by IPOs and such stock manipulation. I
> think the reason why they want to nraid - I mean
> "privatize" Social Security isn't just because there
> is money ther but because they really, really need it
> as the house of cards is starting to collapse. Local
> Californian economy despite all the bombast looks more
> and more like a zero sum gain and in economics that is
> a collapse.
>   I think it would be easier to use existing housing
> and businesses. However it might be a great idea to
> convince all the yuppie scum to go on long sea
> cruises, say during hurricane season?
>    Pass the sea-sick pills?
>    Zen hugs, Joe R!
>          www.geocities.com/jos_reyn
> 
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