September 29, 2012
Poor impacted by closing homeless shelters

Seattle Housing and Resource Effort (SHARE) closed most of their facilities, which include two tent cities and sixteen shelters, which are mostly in churches - in protest.

Who are being hurt? The people the organization was formed to help. They closed the shelters to reinforce their demand for more free bus tickets. Who sets policy around here? They intend to.

SHARE receives $400,000 from Seattle to provide shelters. Their spokesman Jarvis Capucion, who has been homeless for three or four years, moved here from San Diego after quitting his job in insurance billing and collections. Because the job wasn't fulfilling.

How does a protest that hurts the people they are concerned about help?

Seattle Times

The group said that beginning Monday, it will get $50,000 worth of bus tickets from Metro, about a fifth of what it says it needs for the rest of the year.

SHARE said that by closing the shelters during the warmer weather now, it could use its allocated bus tickets during the cold winter weather.

Asked whether shutting down shelters would generate bad publicity, a SHARE spokesman, Jarvis Capucion, said, "I don't think it can backfire publicitywise. We're doing it out of necessity, not for publicity."

On Friday afternoon, 150 to 200 of the homeless and their supporters marched from Westlake Park, then on the sidewalk along Third Avenue, south to the King County Courthouse.



Posted by Ron Hebron at September 29, 2012 08:38 AM | Email This
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1. Leftist government officials and activists have always used and abused the "victims" their mindless policies create. After all, it's not about helping the disadvantaged and poor, it's about sacrificing such pawns in an effort to gain even more power and control.

Posted by: Saltherring on September 29, 2012 08:53 AM
2. Um, Ron, did you try reading the article you linked to? Or at least the part you quoted? I think it answers your question.

Posted by: Bruce on September 29, 2012 10:09 AM
3. Oh, waaahhhhh. I want a mansion on the hill - maybe I should protest in front of city hall until they give it to me. SHARE has always enjoyed being in the bully pulpit.

Having been a regular bus rider for years, I think anyone who can come up with money for drugs, booze, fancy cells phones, and mp3 players can come up with the money for the bus tickets. The free ride zone was not that big and never went to Harborview hospital.

And for those who think I am clueless and don't understand the plight of the homeless, don't even start. I have had relatives taking advantage of the system for years. It's not that they can't work, it's they don't want to. There is a huge different between "can't" and "won't" and it most cases it is "won't".

There are some very worthwhile organizations that have clear goals and expectations to help those who have fallen on hard times. When you get your free tickets from King County, mail your tickets directly to the organization of your choice.


Posted by: Burdabee on September 29, 2012 12:05 PM
4. From the article: SHARE said that by closing the shelters during the warmer weather now, it could use its allocated bus tickets during the cold winter weather.

Um, so did anyone tell these clowns it's already nearly October? As for the homeless, it's usually by their choice they're homeless, so I guess I'm "pro-choice" in that area.

Posted by: Rick D. on September 29, 2012 12:16 PM
5. .
People living in shelters, they are the 47%.
Discuss.

Posted by: MikeBoyScout on September 29, 2012 12:26 PM
6. There is a huge different between "can't" and "won't" and it most cases it is "won't".

Agreed. But why work when you can have the democrat party wipe your ass for you if you just vote for them? It's a win/win for both even if it's wholly contrary to true American values.

Posted by: Rick D. on September 29, 2012 12:27 PM
7. Mike full of BS at 5:

I really doubt many of these people living in shelters file, so these people would be in addition to the 47% of federal income tax filers that pay no income tax.

Thanks for playing. Maybe you should buy a vowel and get a clue.

Posted by: It Takes a Village to Convene a Grand Jury on September 29, 2012 01:36 PM
8. Hallelujah, I'm a bum,
Hallelujah, bum again,
Hallelujah, give us a handout,
and we'll do a McGinn (i.e., crap in the street)

Posted by: Turkeyshoot on September 29, 2012 01:40 PM
9. Has anyone traced these funds and insured that they are in fact being utilized for what they were intended? Is this a 'feel good' program with lax accounting? The best laid plans will suffer without proper 'measurement' and accountability...think about it; how many times have we seen that. :)

Posted by: Duffman on September 29, 2012 02:29 PM
10. Did I miss something or did this guy Jarvis quit a stable job for pretty much selfish reasons and now whines about the limits on the freebies he might be getting?

Posted by: Eyago on September 29, 2012 08:11 PM
11. For what is spent on so many people among the "won't" crowd, we could really do a LOT of honest and genuinely helpful things for those among the "can't" crowd.

Posted by: Brian on September 29, 2012 09:53 PM
12. @7 It Takes a Village to Convene a Grand Jury on September 29, 2012 01:36 PM,

"in addition"

Why can't Republicans deliver? I'll give you a one word answer: arithmetic.

Math ain't done with textual formatting smart guy.
And when it comes to language you could stand a lesson in mixed metaphors too.

Posted by: MikeBoyScout on September 30, 2012 01:59 PM
13. Of course to MBS math means letting the grandkids pay for it (and their grandkids and so on)

Posted by: Mike336 on September 30, 2012 02:44 PM
14. BSer@12: I "delivered" your answer, you just must be too full of your own BS to understand. The people you're talking about are not part of the "47%".

You are the one having an issue with arithmetic, namely set theory and simple addition.

And maybe you should take some language lessons as "ain't" is not an acceptable word to English teachers (at least not before the NEA/WEA asserted their influence so much).

Thanks for playing again. Here's an iPhone, go vote for Romney.

Posted by: It Takes a Village to Convene a Grand Jury on September 30, 2012 02:45 PM
15. @14

If a theory is "set", is it still theory? Or do you need some language lessons?

Posted by: Brian on September 30, 2012 03:11 PM
16. Brian@15: Maybe you should look up set theory before you make stupid comments, but then what do you expect from a leftist?

Looks like you (and the BSer) need some remedial math lessons as you obviously didn't learn this in grade school like everyone else.

The BSer is implying that these "shelter" people are a subset of (completely contained within) the "47%" while I contend that the intersection of the two sets (members contained within both) is miniscule, if not non-existent.

Remember, Brian, it is better to be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

Posted by: It Takes a Village to Convene a Grand Jury on September 30, 2012 05:09 PM
17. @16

First, it's a common joke about set theory, for all your assumed familiarity with the subject I figured you would have heard it already, no big...

Second, it seemed like you were just throwing something out there you might have heard before and hoping it would stick, because it really has nothing pertinent to do with the whole 47% nonsense.

Posted by: Brian on September 30, 2012 10:45 PM
18. You need to pluck the scales one by one from a dead Harlequin tuskfish while knee deep in the ocean at midnight during a full moon in July while chanting "Fac me limosa piscis persona". Mix the scales in a silver goblet with the seawater and drink it.

Posted by: Bigg Boss 6 on October 1, 2012 01:07 AM
19. 17: You just can't stop opening your mouth and proving how really foolish you are, can you?

Just because you and the BSer take delight in "throwing something out there you might have heard before and hoping it would stick" doesn't mean anyone else does.

Your buddy the BSer brought up the 47% in this conversation. I was just pointing out how wrong he was. How is that not pertinent?

Whatever. Typical leftest argument strategy, you can't defend the point so it becomes nonsense or not pertinent and dropped like a hot potato.

Posted by: It Takes a Village to Convene a Grand Jury on October 1, 2012 07:42 PM
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