Re: Poverty - Canada's National shameFeb 16th, 2009
And it is still irelevant to the thread topic.
Whatever the numbers are, it is shameful that as intelligent as we are supposed to be, we have not even come close to improving our society, and I think the biggest reason why people are addicted to whatever their poison may be, is because society has failed them in some manner.
One gentleman on the news last night mentioned that since he'd been participating in a drug study and been given his heroin free of cost he's been able to get a job and hold it because he doesn't have to worry about getting dope sick and looking for money to get more dope. Interesting.
Yeah, I don't have my knowledge first hand either but there was an interesting item on the news a few months back where a man in Vancouver furnished his home by "dumpster diving" and they showed his home and it was pretty impressive. Just blows your mind what some regard as trash. If more people did that sort of thing it might just drive down the price of building materials.
Here is a tip if you are into that. At the end of the school year go through the college and university housing district in your city. There are alot of spoiled kids in school and they just through all the things out and get their parents to buy new the next year.