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Homeless Disaster Essay

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Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Homeless disaster

As you may have noticed from strolling around Eureka, Arcata and many of the other areas located in Humboldt County. Many of the areas located inside Humboldt County have had quite an increased numbers of vagabonds. Most people and myself included, tend to overlook the homeless or the few of us that try to help them a bit can at times regret it. People say we could help the homeless more by providing more shelters for them and increase medical care services. While I agree that the homeless should be helped within a certain extent, the truth is we shouldn’t help the homeless anymore then we already are in Humboldt County because, the ...view middle of the document...

So the question we all must ask ourselves is? Why should we give more to the lazy homeless who can’t use the system properly like other formerly homeless people did. An example of the selfishness, is the bombarded by panhandlers in on every street corner, saying no is practically second nature to me now as I go about my daily life. Seeing the same people on the same street corner asking for money every weekend made me grow rather cynical. This is unacceptable because the homeless expect that hard working members of Humboldt County to give their money to them when they don’t do anything to gain more money except beg. This shows that even though we would want to help the homeless out we simply can’t with the current budget in Humboldt.

Another troublesome reason is that the homeless keep abusing the places they sleep. I don’t mind homeless people sleeping in forests under trees or beneath awnings it doesn’t really affect anyone. The problem is the homeless people that abuse wherever they stay. They treat everywhere like it’s a trash bin with no regard to the atmosphere around them. For example, let’s take a look at old town in Eureka on any given day of the week if you’re lucky, you might see one of the many homeless the reside in the area defecate all over the outside of someone’s house, or perhaps defecate near the entrance to one of the local businesses in the area.. This is unacceptable. The homeless complain and ask for rights when they defile a business like that. It isn’t any better in Arcata or the small town Mckinleyville either, as the homeless stay in the wilderness, camps, and marshes. Now you may think if the homeless are staying in the wilderness what’s the problem? I’ll tell you the problem. The problem is the homeless treat the marshes and camps like a trash heap and lay in piles of filth. They leave garbage all over the marshes and campsites making the wilderness suffer. I personally have seen the atrocity’s myself. This is just unacceptable. This behavior doesn’t make me want to give them money it makes me want to tell them to go jump in a ditch. It’s ludicrous that they...

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