Tuesday, August 21, 2018

San Jose is a shit hole too.

What's going on in San Jose is complete insanity to me. I think it's worse than open drug use and shit on the sidewalks because it endangers citizens and property.

Traffic makes it so you try to avoid certain areas, but this weekend as we drove through a certain part of San Jose I was just floored. I actually thought I should take some time to take pictures when I didn't have anything else going on - because it's super insane. 

In a 10 mile stretch I must have seen evidence of 6 homeless encampment fires. The trees are a freeway sound barrier and can be 30 feet tall. And these encampments are right on the other side of homes. The only thing separating them is a wall. I don't understand why residents aren't down at the city hall with pitch forks. And the garbage they accumulate is stunning.

I had to ask Mr S. why he thought the poorer you were, the more likely you wouldn't even make the effort to take trash away from your camp. Most animals don't even shit in the same place they sleep. Mr. S thought it was the same short term thinking that got them there in the first place. " It's not bothering you right now" kinda thing.

Why do I bring this up today? Because this morning, on a completely overcast day - there is a fire near the SJ airport that is in the homeless zone.

Now San Jose says that 45% of their fires are due to the homeless encampments. And just in June they decided to "study" it. What's to study? Just drive down the effing freeway!

Now I fully admit I'm more sensitive to fire than most - but what the fuck? People don't see this problem because they don't want to see it. And honestly I don't think it will stop until they kill someone. And that's messed up.

The amount of government resources this segment of the population is taking up is insanity. Complete insanity. From the millions of dollars for cleanup of the garbage, to the fires, and to all the other stuff they require. Just look at all these news stories from this year!

Update - I guess the reason people don't complain is that if you do - you are completely shamed. Can you believe this crap?


  1. So...... percentage wise - how much less would you respect me if I told you I smoke pot? And have since I was a teenager.

  2. Well.... that went ~way~ better than I expected. ;) Honestly I thought it would have killed more of my brain cells by now, and I'm pretty disappointed by it.

    Life is too stupid right now to have this much knowledge. And I'm not even that smart. And no. I don't have kids. So technically I should be way less responsible than I am.

  3. That is a very kind thing of you to say. I'm not sure I'm all that smart - but fear is a powerful motivator.

  4. Capital of Texas RefugeeThursday, August 23, 2018 4:18:00 PM

    Yes, but they're not operating like the other animals in the zoo ...

    They're operating like the scavengers over in the Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap section, the part of the zoo with the fascinating yet nearly entirely unloved zoo animals.

    So if the zoo catches fire, do you think the first reaction is, "WE'VE GOTTA SAVE THAT INCREDIBLY VALUABLE WING OF THE ZOO FULL OF VULTURES!"

    Or is it going to be, "Hey, I wonder if BBQ vulture tastes any good?" :-)

  5. wtf why us that discussion here lmao

  6. This seems as if it was written by a 17 year old with a passion for others learning their opinions, with little care or effort put forth to make it interesting. Absolute drivel. I suggest a long, hard look in the mirror followed by a warm bath and a razor blade.

  7. Meh. This is the most basic of all trolling.