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A Poll to decide if a poll should be taken.

Yes, we should take a poll to see people's opinion on TC.
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No, we should not take a poll to see people's opinion on TC.
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I never vote in polls.
5 (10.6%)
Maybe we should first take a poll to determine if this poll should be taken.
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Author Topic: Tent City Lakewood  (Read 34534 times)

Offline Alex Libman

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Re: Tent City Lakewood
« Reply #360 on: July 06, 2015, 11:42:18 PM »





I don't claim to know what's going on at this point, but it did take you 7 months to respond, so I guess shnoz is right, and I'll say the same thing again now: he's back (to troll on our popcorn threads again!)

Based on the link, it's reasonable to assume that Shnoz meant that I was "back" in the news or "back" in town, not "back" on this forum.  And please don't quote more than necessary.

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Re: Tent City Lakewood
« Reply #361 on: July 07, 2015, 04:48:51 AM »
Welcome back.
I for one, am happy to have you hear. You articulate your point of view very well.

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Re: Tent City Lakewood
« Reply #362 on: January 10, 2016, 01:22:58 PM »
looks like Alex got a new job !!!

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Re: Tent City Lakewood
« Reply #363 on: January 11, 2016, 02:11:21 AM »
I miss him

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Re: Tent City Lakewood
« Reply #364 on: March 14, 2016, 02:24:15 PM »
I miss him

OK, ok, by popular demand - I am back!   8)

Sorry, Facebook has completely taken over the Internets - not much time for message forums anymore.  In fact, in terms of return on time investment, nothing outside Facebook makes much sense anymore - very sad.  Please visit TentCity.org (especially the Ocean County page) and scroll back as far as you like.

Tent City Movement NJ e-mail newsletter - alerts.tentcity.org.  Hope y'all subscribe.  It's been on hiatus since my 23-day jail Hunger Strike in October.  I will revive it soon.

My crude archive of Lakewood Town Hall speeches is still at libman.org/speeches.  As you can see, I haven't been doing that anymore.  Like talking to a wall...   :-X

After 10 jail Hunger Strikes (two around three weeks) for Civil Disobedience against the Lakewood's Ordinance 3.26, I've decided to slow down and focus on other things.  Tent City Movement is just one of many different projects I'm juggling (self-education, philosophy, politics,  programming, etc).  But I'm not giving up!

Some YouTube videos, one old one new:





If you just can't get enough of me, follow my personal Facebook Page and turn on Notifications.




Should we start a new "Better Tent City" thread or continue here?

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Re: Tent City Lakewood
« Reply #365 on: March 14, 2016, 04:09:40 PM »
I'll gradually catch up with any replies that I've missed.


Helping the homeless is nice, but no one wants to pay the price when a social experiment goes sour.

We are all already paying a price for socialist social experiments going sour!  The Welfare State spends over $62,000 a year per household below the poverty line!  War On Drugs is another example: it multiples the overdose risks and the crime rate, takes productive people out of the economy, ruins lives, and costs hundreds of billions a year in added taxes!  What we need is NEW experiments, so we could empirically judge the results.


Find them land out-of-town and you'll quadruple your Lakewood supporters overnight.

According to Steve Brigham, Howell is a lot nicer and a lot less NIMBY about it than Lakewood.  For example, here's one story of Howell Police helping him out - a total contrast with how Lakewood PD never missed an opportunity to harass him.  That story went viral and got a lot of local news coverage, and much good publicity for Howell.  If only Lakewood was as smart, then they would have collaborated with us and the Lakewood Tent City would have been very good PR instead of bad.

Every town should allow at least one NGO-run Tent City / Tiny Homes community, ideally several small ones that will compete with each-other so there's a clear frame of reference which NGO is doing a better job managing it.  Some will be for general homeless, some for the working homeless, some will focus on addiction recovery support, some will be for single mothers with added security and services, etc.  We need a free marketplace of ideas.

We can make it fair for all towns by capping it based on town's population relative to the number of unsheltered homeless statewide.  There are many reasons why Lakewood has above-average homeless rate, but this cap would encourage the homeless to leave for other towns much better than trying to push them out with unconstitutional Anti-Homeless Laws, which have very bad side-effects.

Lakewood is ideal for the homeless who work as temps at the Lakewood Industrial Park or the Muster Zone (both give you irregular income with which it's hard to rent an apartment).  We can have a great little village of Tiny Homes that people can afford with a $200/month mortgage.  That's what we wanted all along...




looks like Alex got a new job !!!

Wrong Alex Libman, but as a programmer I'm a big fan of nano-robotics.  Robots must because a lot smaller and cheaper before they go mainstream - that will be the next big revolution.  Think a smartphone and a drone but orders of magnitude smaller.  That fly on your wall isn't really a fly.   :o

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Re: Tent City Lakewood
« Reply #366 on: September 18, 2016, 10:21:22 AM »