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Weblog of Seattle minister to the homeless Rick Reynolds, Operation Nightwatch

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Caring for human beings seems like the best use of my time, homeless or not.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Gasp. Homeless People in West Seattle!!!

Various community discussions around the "why" of homelessness always seem to revolve around issues related to chronic homelessness: mental health, drugs, alcohol, and invariably, Level 3 sex offenders.

Not much about wage disparity and poverty, which is the number one reason why people are homeless. So as long as we treat workers as disposable fodder and don't have any sort of reasonable health care system in place, we will continue to see families falling apart, people taking desperate risks to survive, or giving up and living in the woods near Camp Long.

I think I need another few weeks in the woods.


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