Comments by ThomasGypsie

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Posted on May 17 at 3:15 p.m.

We need more street artists, this place is too "Gentrified" as it is.

On Graffiti Artist Makes Canvas out of Forever 21 Store

Posted on May 15 at 9:53 a.m.

Great article!! I usually just skim articles reading the "highlights" so to speak but I had to stop and reread this one word for word. What a great way to spend a Sunday morning. That was hilarious, thank you.

On Mayor Files Lawsuit to Block End of World

Posted on May 12 at 1:36 p.m.

To: equus_posteriori

Homeless does not equal being internet deprived. I'm homeless, not stupid. I'm educated and tech savvy and I even know how to access the internet. Perhaps you haven't heard about this great invention called the Library. It's public you know, anyone can use it. It even has these things called computers that you can use to access the internet. Some of us even have friends and some of those friends have computers, and some of those can even access the internet.

Don't make the mistake of thinking homeless are ignorant. For some of us it's a choice that's been forced onto us.

On Homeless Bum for Jesus

Posted on May 12 at 1:11 p.m.

As a homeless and jobless individual it is not easy to get out of the trap even when you want to. To get a job, you need an ID of some kind, proof of citizenship (birth certificate), and an address. Without those, most places will not hire you. I consider myself very lucky in that I have skills that allow me to live just about anywhere. (I taught back country backpacking and survival techniques) In today's economy it is not easy to get a job. Just check out the other article written about "McDonald's Hiring" they hired 19 out of 490+ applicants just here in Santa Barbara. What incentive is there for any employer to hire a homeless person, even one who has marketable skills, when there are much so many other applicants who aren't homeless or have mental, drug, or alcohol problems? Answer: NONE. I'm not looking for a hand-out, I'm not even looking for a hand-up, and I'm sure there are more people out there like me who because of circumstances find themselves living "Homeless". For the most destitute public assistance is the only way I can think of to help, but for a lot of us its a choice. Live off the grid, in your car, illegally camp, or go hat in hand and ask the community to find us housing, except there are too many applicants for that to. I do know that it's pretty scary to think that for a lot of people they are only one paycheck away from homelessness that all it takes is one accident, one blown engine on the car your still making payments on, one poor business venture and you find yourself in a vicious trap.

On The Homeless Count

Posted on May 12 at 12:41 p.m.

I just moved to the SB area back in Feb, and since I've been here I've seen a definite increase in 'trail treat bags'. What's the deal? Is it on purpose or just carelessness?

On OP Your Trail Treat

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