Intolerance of The Less Fortunate

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#1 Aug 10, 2013
It's so sad that those who have a roof over their heads, clothes on their backs, money in their pockets and don't have to wonder where their next meal is going to come from can be so intolerant of those who aren't as lucky. Not all homeless are drug addicts, alcoholics, criminals, uneducated or lazy. Most are people who have lost their jobs thus losing their homes.
What totally aggravates me is that there are so many empty buildings that could be put to use as shelters. Currently our only shelter, Valley Restart, is only taking families, but what about the rest of us? The big empty building next to the old Albertsons has been empty for 20+ years. It would be great. For that matter...the old Albertsons and the old Walmart already have kitchens installed. Instead, though, they remain empty, looking more like isores as the years go by.
I am a single Senior Citizen that has lived in this valley for 60+ years. I am retired and living on Social Security (which is less than $900 a month). I recently lost my home and have been living in a weekly motel (which is a serious financial trap. Easy to get in but impossible to save any money to get out.). But as of tomorrow my money will be gone and my.time in the motel will expire and since I have no family here or friends where I could stay, I will be forced to join...as the ignorant and intolerant say...Hemet's derelicts on the streets. And to be very honest...I am more than a little scared.
AT LEAST NO DRUGS

Pacific Palisades, CA

#3 Aug 11, 2013
at least you're not doing drugs like all the felons around and the parolees that are getting released early when they should do their time. drug addicts suck!
Great news

Hemet, CA

#4 Aug 11, 2013
I just googled "Rooms for Rent Hemet" and found ads for rooms available. They are on craigslist and the pennysaver sites . You can rent rooms for 350-400 dollars a month or less and that includes utilities......

You should check it out....

And quit blaming others because you now are suffering the consequences of your bad choices in life. If you got to retirement age and all you have is 900 a month in social security to live on, and you don't have any friends or family that would take you in for a few weeks rather than allow you to starve on the strees, then you didn't do much for yourself in life, and you failed to take responsibility for yourself. It isn't "intolerance" when people don't provide for you what you should have done for yourself. Other people having enough money isn't luck or fortune. They worked and saved and sacrificed for what they have....

Oh Well, probably too late for you to learn any self reliance now. Maybe social services or a church (if you go to one) can help you get through the month and when your next check comes you can rent a cheap room that will give you your basic living needs and you'll still have 500 a month to eat on.
Donna

Moreno Valley, CA

#5 Aug 11, 2013
Great news wrote:
I just googled "Rooms for Rent Hemet" and found ads for rooms available. They are on craigslist and the pennysaver sites . You can rent rooms for 350-400 dollars a month or less and that includes utilities......
You should check it out....
And quit blaming others because you now are suffering the consequences of your bad choices in life. If you got to retirement age and all you have is 900 a month in social security to live on, and you don't have any friends or family that would take you in for a few weeks rather than allow you to starve on the strees, then you didn't do much for yourself in life, and you failed to take responsibility for yourself. It isn't "intolerance" when people don't provide for you what you should have done for yourself. Other people having enough money isn't luck or fortune. They worked and saved and sacrificed for what they have....
Oh Well, probably too late for you to learn any self reliance now. Maybe social services or a church (if you go to one) can help you get through the month and when your next check comes you can rent a cheap room that will give you your basic living needs and you'll still have 500 a month to eat on.
I agree with your comments in general - however, I have found that many of the less fortunate do not want to abide with the "house rules" of no smoking, drugs, etc that are often a part of the rental room agreement in private homes. That also applies to the shelters that are available.
Sometimes you will find a person with medical problems, unable to work. They find themselves without a roof over their head. The family structure of years ago where a relative helps another family member is rare today. I have seen many seniors struggling on social security, their children never visit, but when they get the "death notice call" they are their in a flash to claim whatever is left of their parents belongings.
The breakdown of the family structure is caused by many factors, I feel each person needs to evaluate their own circumstances and search their own souls when discussing helping aging parents, etc.
True, many people do not plan for retirement, but their are some who truly need help from their families and the social service agencies. These are the seniors who struggle to stay in their modest mobilehomes and pay their own bills. They do not ask for help.
The street people who are collecting social security disability and living off of the generous hand-outs from the Community need to pack up and move on to another community. Hemet has had their share of helping those who do not want help - they only want the hand-outs!
OP IS BULL

Pacific Palisades, CA

#6 Aug 11, 2013
i believe the op (original post) is all b.s. anyway so have fun libtards crying your hearts out, maybe people should plan their lives better.
Chris

Murrieta, CA

#7 Aug 12, 2013
hlndrfan wrote:
It's so sad that those who have a roof over their heads, clothes on their backs, money in their pockets and don't have to wonder where their next meal is going to come from can be so intolerant of those who aren't as lucky. Not all homeless are drug addicts, alcoholics, criminals, uneducated or lazy. Most are people who have lost their jobs thus losing their homes.
What totally aggravates me is that there are so many empty buildings that could be put to use as shelters. Currently our only shelter, Valley Restart, is only taking families, but what about the rest of us? The big empty building next to the old Albertsons has been empty for 20+ years. It would be great. For that matter...the old Albertsons and the old Walmart already have kitchens installed. Instead, though, they remain empty, looking more like isores as the years go by.
I am a single Senior Citizen that has lived in this valley for 60+ years. I am retired and living on Social Security (which is less than $900 a month). I recently lost my home and have been living in a weekly motel (which is a serious financial trap. Easy to get in but impossible to save any money to get out.). But as of tomorrow my money will be gone and my.time in the motel will expire and since I have no family here or friends where I could stay, I will be forced to join...as the ignorant and intolerant say...Hemet's derelicts on the streets. And to be very honest...I am more than a little scared.SME
I agree this story breaks my heart,And someday ALL of us will be elderly too.I will keep you in my prayers.And if you read this post,respond because there are SOME good people still left out there God Bless
Ben Dover

Sun City, CA

#8 Aug 12, 2013
hlndrfan wrote:
Not all homeless are drug addicts, alcoholics, criminals, uneducated or lazy. Most are people who have lost their jobs thus losing their homes.
No, MOST are drug addicts, alcoholics, criminals, uneducated and lazy.

You got it backwards.

Most don't mind our taxes going to programs that truely help the down and out. But, let's be realistic, too many drug addicts, alcoholics, criminals, uneducated AND lazy are riding on that coat tail.

When does it stop? When can the one's that are able to contribute to socity be kicked off the tit?
You People Are HORRIBLE

San Bernardino, CA

#9 Aug 12, 2013
Hindrfan, I am truly sorry that all of these posts in response to yours are spot on what you are talking about. People who have resources in abundance tend to become judgmental and cruel when it comes to the less fortunate. Your post gave some good suggestions about what to do with the empty stores on Hemet, but we both no it will never happen. I hope for the best for you. Please don't give up hope. I have been in your predicament before, so I speak from experience when I say you can get out of this. Start with securing a rented room advertised in the pennysaver. Baby steps...but you will come out of this if you refuse to never give up on yourself. As long as you keep trying, you will succeed.
codep trolls

Pacific Palisades, CA

#10 Aug 13, 2013
now i've seen it all and laugh with joy. trolls that are acting like co-dependents. jajajajajaja

good one.

go to india and see the poverty. the streets of hemet are heaven you dirty stinking lowlife liar.

Chris has an extra room. or gay ray.
California Girl

Hemet, CA

#11 Aug 14, 2013
Call 211 and ask about housing. It is a Riverside County number that refers people to resources. There are agencies with homeless funds that can keep you off the street if you have not used that resource. God Bless you and hope you find a roof. I agree that many people don't understand how easy it is to become homeless. Not everyone has family or friends to turn to. And not everyone worked for the state, county or city government drawing pensions or big companies. They just have their social security. That's not poor planning. Many get by with living in poverty and bad things happen to good people.
The more you know

Hemet, CA

#12 Aug 17, 2013
California Girl wrote:
And not everyone worked for the state, county or city government drawing pensions or big companies. They just have their social security. That's not poor planning.
Anybody can open a retirement account at a local bank. If you don't work at a place that puts money away for you into a pension, then you should have an IRA. Anybody with an income could put 50 bucks a month into it. Had they been doing so since the 1980's, they'd have hundreds of thousands of dollars in the bank. And don't tell me they never had the money to do it, everybody has $50 a month they spend of stuff they don't really need. If you got to retirement age, knew you didn't have a pension, only your social security to live on, and never tried to save anything on your own for retirement, that's 47 years of bad planning.
BAD PLANNING IS LIKE

Pacific Palisades, CA

#13 Aug 18, 2013
Darwin, the weak and dumb go buh bye and we that planned properly run the system.

what don't you understand about working and saving money?
or is it you just got **bad breaks**?
GetReal

Yucaipa, CA

#14 Aug 19, 2013
Even the best made plans go "buh bye". I don't know how any of us could have planned for those crooks on wall street. I certainly remember when all the money went for food, clothing and shelter. Putting money away in a 401 was a laugh.
wall street

Pacific Palisades, CA

#15 Aug 19, 2013
wall street had nothing to do with getting to a financial position of being homeless.
tsk tsk tsk

by 50 years old one SHOULD have made a drastic pay down on a mortgage. Wall Street sold bad loans a couple *decades* after OP SHOULD HAVE STARTED PLANNING FOR NOW!

YOU KNOW IT, I know it we all know it.

Why are their literally thousands of people in Hemet who own homes with no mortgage or very very little mortgage left? because of good planning not the great recession of 2007. blow that by idiots who don't know anything.

In your 50's one should be well into 20-25 years of paying down on a 30 fixed, several hundred thousand in some type of investment, and a variety of mutuals, t-bills, vanguard, whatever, etc... not broke and homeless.

Get honest it was bad planning.
Saddened

Hemet, CA

#16 Aug 20, 2013
Really this is a sad story, I just lost a friend who was in the same exact situation he lost his home, stayed in motels which resulted in no work, and because of the stress he took his own life! Planning had nothing to do with unfortunate events, everybody can plan but it doesn't mean that something along the line won't fall through. So instead of sitting here talking down on somebody, just know not everything goes as planned for everyone!
GetReal

Yucaipa, CA

#17 Aug 20, 2013
Yes, I agree. Even the best made plans can fall apart. Housing market went upside down, college degree is hardly worth the paper it's written on, medical issues start happening, downsizing in job market, taxes keep going up, food and gas going up. Well, there are so many variables it's hard to keep up. It's unfortunate this man lost his home, so now it's a downward spiral at his age. My sympathies.
Chris

Murrieta, CA

#18 Aug 20, 2013
wall street wrote:
wall street had nothing to do with getting to a financial position of being homeless.
tsk tsk tsk
by 50 years old one SHOULD have made a drastic pay down on a mortgage. Wall Street sold bad loans a couple *decades* after OP SHOULD HAVE STARTED PLANNING FOR NOW!
YOU KNOW IT, I know it we all know it.
Why are their literally thousands of people in Hemet who own homes with no mortgage or very very little mortgage left? because of good planning not the great recession of 2007. blow that by idiots who don't know anything.
In your 50's one should be well into 20-25 years of paying down on a 30 fixed, several hundred thousand in some type of investment, and a variety of mutuals, t-bills, vanguard, whatever, etc... not broke and homeless.
Get honest it was bad planning.
And if your, so RICH and smart, and have all this money, why the hell would you buy/invest in hemet? The average median price for homes are cheap, but there are better,real-estate oportunities in other markets.I was lucky enough to inherit land in hemet, murrieta,and temecula. Your, not going to make a substantial profit t-bills,mutuals ect right now, Unless your a trader on wall street.Un-forseen circumstances can arise for anyone,EVEN YOU,My thought's are with the poster that lost his friend. You can't take it with you when you die,But even if you lose it all, you should never stop trying.
Chris

Murrieta, CA

#19 Aug 20, 2013
hlndrfan wrote:
It's so sad that those who have a roof over their heads, clothes on their backs, money in their pockets and don't have to wonder where their next meal is going to come from can be so intolerant of those who aren't as lucky. Not all homeless are drug addicts, alcoholics, criminals, uneducated or lazy. Most are people who have lost their jobs thus losing their homes.
What totally aggravates me is that there are so many empty buildings that could be put to use as shelters. Currently our only shelter, Valley Restart, is only taking families, but what about the rest of us? The big empty building next to the old Albertsons has been empty for 20+ years. It would be great. For that matter...the old Albertsons and the old Walmart already have kitchens installed. Instead, though, they remain empty, looking more like isores as the years go by.
I am a single Senior Citizen that has lived in this valley for 60+ years. I am retired and living on Social Security (which is less than $900 a month). I recently lost my home and have been living in a weekly motel (which is a serious financial trap. Easy to get in but impossible to save any money to get out.). But as of tomorrow my money will be gone and my.time in the motel will expire and since I have no family here or friends where I could stay, I will be forced to join...as the ignorant and intolerant say...Hemet's derelicts on the streets. And to be very honest...I am more than a little scared.
TO ORIGINAL POSTER: I have a rental that will be available in 60 day's in hemet, 2bd 1bath,I will list with griffon property management/no section 8 or drugs, I will work with move in costs
joe

Highland, CA

#20 Aug 21, 2013
The more you know wrote:
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Anybody can open a retirement account at a local bank. If you don't work at a place that puts money away for you into a pension, then you should have an IRA. Anybody with an income could put 50 bucks a month into it. Had they been doing so since the 1980's, they'd have hundreds of thousands of dollars in the bank. And don't tell me they never had the money to do it, everybody has $50 a month they spend of stuff they don't really need. If you got to retirement age, knew you didn't have a pension, only your social security to live on, and never tried to save anything on your own for retirement, that's 47 years of bad planning.
wow math must not be your strong point.. lol.. 50.00 times 12 is 600.00 a year.. 600.00 times 20 = 12,000.00 .. only way you are retiring on that is if you put that 12,000 into buffets berkshire hathaway in the 60's and let it grow... maybe next time you should do the math before you open your dumb mouth
The more you know

Hemet, CA

#21 Aug 24, 2013
joe wrote:
<quoted text> wow math must not be your strong point.. lol.. 50.00 times 12 is 600.00 a year.. 600.00 times 20 = 12,000.00 .. only way you are retiring on that is if you put that 12,000 into buffets berkshire hathaway in the 60's and let it grow... maybe next time you should do the math before you open your dumb mouth
Your math is based on putting 50 bucks a month under your mattress, and waiting until you were in your forties to start putting it there. Interest can do some great things. Here's some math for you: the person in question is collecting social security, so they are at least in their sixties. If they had started putting away 50 dollars a month over the last 30 years, beginning at age 35, and getting a modest ten percent annual return (which is a pretty conservative), and never took any money out, they'd actually have 103,000 by the time they hit age 65. At that point they take out all the interest yielded from that year, never touch the principal, and that's a ten thousand dollar a year supplement to their social security. It's not a huge amount, but it bumps them up from a thousand a month to over 1800 a month. It's not a huge amount to live on but a single senior can definitely make do on that amount.

Even better if they had started when they were 25. 50 bucks a month invested a ten percent interest starting at age 25 would have them at 277,000. But that would take good planning, and some thought for the future.

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