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Exploring Canada's worst street

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-04-30 15:36 [#02576303]
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offline Tony Danza from not today, satan on 2019-04-30 15:46 [#02576305]
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I think the gentrification of Vancouver has accelerated
since the 2010 Olympics but it was destined to happen with
real estate being treated as speculative investment. Same
thing happening in most major cities around the world. Lots
of foreign nouveau riche money driving up costs.


offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-04-30 15:51 [#02576306]
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yeah its happening to Liverpool to a much lesser extent now,
we have 5 star hotels and everything now its really weird, i
hope we never have a situation like this though, i dont know
what is wrong with their policy over there to let a
situation with drugs reach some sort of critical mass


offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-04-30 16:16 [#02576308]
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that's a good video, it's got a bit of an air of poverty
tourism but that's not the guy's fault. hard to make an
"insider" documentary, it's part of what makes the homeless
voiceless. does make you grateful though, it gets cold
enough sleeping outside in summer here never mind vancouver


offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-04-30 16:34 [#02576311]
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yeah, I think he was respectful of the people, as you
mention its a hard subject matter to approach without
seeming to be exploitative of peoples situations, but I
think he does a decent job, I definitely felt empathetic
towards these people


offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2019-04-30 17:32 [#02576315]
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I've been there and it's mad because it's literally one side
of the road is fine and the other side is bedlam. They do
the exact same thing in San Francisco, apple store one side
of the road, smakc heads and mentally ill people on the


offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-04-30 17:39 [#02576317]
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that's one good thing about this country, we seem to have at
least some sort of social safety need/less of a hardcore
drug problem, well its seems like that, why is it so bad
over there?


offline hevquip from megagram dusk sect (United States) on 2019-05-01 03:22 [#02576378]
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exploring canada's WORST street: some guy bumped into me and
didn't say "sorry". what gives, eh?


offline w M w from London (United Kingdom) on 2019-05-01 03:37 [#02576379]
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This is how to solve it, you need a rich hero to go buy a
bunch of guns and just hand them out for free to all the
homeless people. And while they're at it, all the adolescent
inmates of schools too. So much full spectrum structural
violence is targeted to these weakest groups of society,
anything they do with their guns would be legitimate self


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-05-01 04:04 [#02576382]
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it is actually not a terrible idea. draw a line -- if you
want to be a smackhead, do it here. hire people to clean up
after them; generally take care of them. meanwhile, anyone
on the outside of that might think "i can't keep doing this
shit or i'll wind up on hastings" and that'll be that.

a high school classmate who will forever remain nameless was
the drug connect in my circle of buddies. first time i
smoked weed, it was him. none of that "i had to try it
thrice," shit, i got really high, and i liked it. i then
went to him and said: how much does this weed stuff cost?
ok. here's how much cash i have, can you get me that much?

he sent my other buddy a bunch of messages, indicating he
had just tried heroin, and was in the closet, giggling. to
my knowledge, though, he never did it after that. he went on
to be a fighter pilot in the air force. taking stupid risks
without stalling or plowing into the ocean; i think that's
all it was. myself, i have a dash of vasovagal syndrome;
needles give me the willies. perhaps i could handle an IM
injection of ketamine but in my whole life i've never had
the faintest clue where to get that sort of fing


offline Roger Wilco from It's eBay for Sex on 2019-05-01 10:48 [#02576395]
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Hit me up with the ill mush.


offline big from lsg on 2019-05-02 01:00 [#02576479]
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philips solo is cool but he did some mean stuff delivering
food i read but then he felt sorry so i guess its okay


offline big from lsg on 2019-05-02 01:07 [#02576480]
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this is the only philip solo video i saw back to
end. is my scoop


offline dariusgriffin from cool on 2019-05-02 02:26 [#02576481]
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ah. i'd have thought the worst street would be the one with
the guccis and the $3000 rents in the intro. how naive of me
ok bye


offline dariusgriffin from cool on 2019-05-02 02:29 [#02576482]
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"all i want is for this video to make you feel grateful"
fuck you, you're a monster


offline wavephace from President, CJAX on 2019-05-02 04:14 [#02576484]
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The worst street in Canada is whatever street Faith Goldy
lives on


offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-05-02 05:19 [#02576489]
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i think he means well, the higher the rent the more
sickening arseholes there are but don't be under any
illusions about homelessness and empathy between the poor,
having lived in a homeless hostel for 2 years i can tell you
it's still dog eat dog. i had my benefits slashed and flat
taken away cos i'm warehoused in a semi-hospital and yes i'm
still pathetically grateful not to be on the streets,
could've easily gone the other way


offline dariusgriffin from cool on 2019-05-02 12:51 [#02576496]
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hehhhh, he's doing it for the views. if you have any real
empathy for people, you don't use their abject living
conditions for inspiration. maybe inside he does care about
injustice, but all he says in his video is wow look how
fucked up those people are, glad i'm not one of them. have
fun with the youtube money bro.


offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-05-02 13:59 [#02576509]
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tbh i didn't consider ad revenue, it can't be that much
surely? dunno how much you get for ~500k views. i watched
another video of his where he's reviewing food from a local
homeless shelter and his "journalistm" isn't great but at
least he volunteers there (apparently). if those places
don't get volunteers on any given day they just don't open
at least in my experience, and while that doesn't excuse his
refusal to give any youtube bucks to the people driving his
content it is better than nothing

i dunno, if the dude he's interviewing would only spend any
payment on crack - as is made pretty clear in the
video - is it just patronising "clean hands" shit
to refuse him money he can obviously spare? i mean the guy's
gonna get that crack somehow, probably by doing something a
lot more demeaning than be interviewed by some hipster


offline dariusgriffin from cool on 2019-05-02 15:40 [#02576521]
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i'm not saying he should give them money, i'm saying if he
truly cared then at the very least he wouldn't use them as
bogeymen inspiring his viewers to be grateful about their
good life. i mean geese there's zero indignation in this
thing, it's all oh wow look how fucked up, give to my


offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-05-02 19:09 [#02576523]
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yeah his demeanour is a bit shitty i agree... he's using
them like animals at the zoo really, but if he is taking
time out from being a Youtube Star (ugh) to volunteer at a
kitchen or a shelter i can cut him some slack for having a
patronising attitude


offline dariusgriffin from cool on 2019-05-02 19:13 [#02576525]
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i mean holy shit i went back to it, let me quote the end of
the video

"I had to go to a pretty dark place to make this video,
literally and metaphorically. If you have a safe place to go
to sleep, then all I want is for this video to make you feel
grateful. I also wanna shout out my patrons. Big Dave.
Freddy That Crazy Son of a Bitch. Kate. Lap Gong Leong.
Matt. Niel. Piggly Wiggly. Plant Lawyer. Reyes the
Entrepreneur. And Top Shelf Trash. Thank you so much for the
support you guys. This video definitely cost a lot of money,
the travelling and everything, so consider supporting me on
patreon, link in the comments and description. Alright, love
you guys. Peace."

also also apparently the guy's known for his "eating at the
worst reviewed restaurant in my city", "staying at the worst
reviewed motel" videos and such? that makes it even worse. i
hate youtubers.


offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-05-02 19:18 [#02576527]
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haha it does look terrible written down like that, though i
think the worst thing is his misuse of "literally"


offline DADONCK from here on 2019-05-02 19:19 [#02576528]
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it was also in my feed today. quel echo chamber. i couldn't
finish it.

this better


offline w M w from London (United Kingdom) on 2019-05-03 08:49 [#02576552]
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I don't think that youtuber is a monster. The government is
the monster, they're the ones making it illegal for people
to homestead their own land, which I think is mathematically
unethical when using the non aggression principle as an
axiom. Landlords are in a fascist merger with the monoopoly
of force government, benefiting immensely off of their
criminal laws with a) involuntary customers, and since they
have involuntary customers who have no choice but to rent
(due to government illegalizing homesteading), they can jack
up prices to insane heights, basically 90% of people's
incomes go straight to landlords, as a human farming
government sponsored neo feudalistic class/caste. b) people
who cannot afford the rents and must enter the government
utterly shit non solutions like homeless shelters where they
probably have to do bureaucratic shit paperwork and prove
they're trying to find a job in the oligopoly.

The solution is to legalize homesteading. And the government
won't legalize it, because they're criminal and run the
legal system, as part of their full spectrum dominance,
naturally acquired after taking half of everyone's wealth,
which is criminal. I think it's basically warfare now. I
mean look at chickens, they're in factory farms, this is how
the giant complicated glacier of the system operates when
it's on a sickly unmovable path. There's anti bacterial
stuff everywhere bathing primitive evolutionary life in
poison, chickens bathed in factory farm poison, the poorest
humans next. Homesteading land is the solution, every human
is ethically entitled to 1 share as a fundamental core base
of freedom. It would demolish homelessness and create
sovereignty where anyone can vote against a shit system by
opting out. The demons in charge won't make homesteading
legal, their legal system isn't even based on the non
aggression principle. At least this idea should be spread so
people know what the solution or problem even is. It's not
some tard ass voting/politics. Man this shit devolved.


offline dariusgriffin from cool on 2019-05-03 16:30 [#02576566]
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dumba ss


offline w M w from London (United Kingdom) on 2019-05-03 18:18 [#02576576]
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Look at these birds.
They have the freedom to build a nest/house, imagine that.
There's no "zoning" or "building regulations". They don't
have to buy space from neo-feudalistic fascists before doing
so, at a price that costs more than all the energy one can
acquire in a lifetime, especially if forced to spend almost
all that energy on monthly rentals. It's not "illegal" for
birds to have territory/shelter, as it is for humans in the
homeless caste. It's illegal for them to live in a vehicle
without paying recurring insanely marked up human farming
trailer park fees, and the government turned vehicles into a
human farming system too with recurring involuntary car
registration and insurance payments. Anyone who owns more
than 1 share of land is initiating force on the ability of
others to own 1 share, which is absolutely essential for
them to be included in a level playing field. There's no
level playing field. Youtubers like that are documenting the
situation, they'd be more free market but the government
makes everything force based and non free market. Same with
landlords, renting to someone on a voluntary basis is fine,
but when they fuse with government it is force based because
there's no other option. The government is the root problem
with all of it.


offline w M w from London (United Kingdom) on 2019-05-03 18:31 [#02576578]
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I mean what's your argument: homeless people (or anyone)
shouldn't be allowed to seek/build/obtain their own
shelter/terrritory? Everyone needs to unite and stop paying
rent in mass, and just homestead the place they're renting.
The person living in the rental has a higher property claim
because they're being forced to live there, and it would be
restitution for a system of human farming. What is happening
now basically is some humans are being rejected by farmers
because they don't produce enough energy (money) for the
farmer in this free range system where a human has the
'freedom' to get any job in a shit technocracy/oligopoly
then give that money directly to their farmer to live on the
farmers territory for a limited time.


offline mohamed on 2019-05-03 18:33 [#02576579]
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only niggaz can bear this


offline mohamed on 2019-05-03 18:36 [#02576580]
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i mean modern slavery. actually i bet it hasnt changed so
much since it was invented.


offline RussellDust on 2019-05-03 18:46 [#02576581]
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I have to agree with Juliette. He doesn’t care, it seems
he wants to be an “extreme” reporter while playing it

(The way he half looks at the camera at times while half
listening is so patronising)


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