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Columbia, SC, to exile its homeless
There's a war on the homeless in this country. In Hawaii they want them gone. In NYC and Philly you can't donate food to homeless shelters because the politicians there fear giving them "junk" food. In other cities you can't hand out food to them in public parks. As if they don't have it tough being homeless, government passes new laws that makes their lives even tougher.

Government sees them as undesirables, eye sores, drains on the city's quality of life. It's disgraceful, immoral and uncivil. How cold and callous city governments across the U.S. are becoming.

8/23/2013 6:08 PM ET

By Jason Notte

What's the quickest, easiest -- if least effective -- way to deal with your downtown's unsightly problem of homelessness? Making it somebody else's problem.

Because the city government in Columbia, S.C., apparently cribs its planning for homeless outreach from old episodes of "South Park," it has decided to get its big push broom out of the garage and just sweep the homeless out of the city center.

The Columbia City Council unanimously approved the plan, creating special police patrols that would enforce "quality of life" laws involving loitering, public urination and other crimes not necessarily restricted to the homeless population. Those officers would then offer the homeless a choice: Go to jail for their homelessness or be shuffled to a 240-bed, 24-hour shelter on the outskirts of town, which they wouldn't be allowed to easily leave.
Live Free or Die
Where's Jessie and Rev Al. some of those homeless people must be black.Shrug
When all around you is falling apart, grab another beer and smile.
The best thing about dating a homeless chick?

You can drop them off anywhere.

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