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Homeless Brag About Makeshift "Mansion" Near Seattle's Famed Space Needle
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Buzzsaw Checkerling
2018-04-09 14:31:46 UTC
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by Travis Fedschun
April 9, 2018
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Residents of the mega tent "mansion" homeless encampment near Seattle's
famed Space Needle are bragging about the practicality of their new
digs, taunting local politicians: "If you can live on the street and
not pay rent, then why would you pay rent?"

The recently constructed camp is located on a small patch of grass on
Third Avenue and Broad Street, about a half-block from the Space Needle
and surrounded by multi-million dollar high-rise condos.

"It is a form of protest," Melissa Burns, one of the "mansion"
dwellers, told Q13 News. "We're staking a claim. We're refusing to
cower in our tents."

Seattle has been under siege by an exploding homeless population since
at least 2015, when ex-Mayor Ed Murray declared a "state of emergency"
over the crisis. The city has struggled to play catch-up and is now
beset with shelters at capacity and illegal encampments, such as the
Space Needle "mansion."

Burns recently moved to the new camp with others after the city forced
the group out of a nearby park.

"We've got the doors, the couch, the table," she said. "We've got the
living room here, which is a mess right now because we're still
constructing, but we're putting up the vinyl to cover it up, make it
more attractive."

Burns said the sprawling abode is made of tents, wood pallets, chairs,
umbrellas, tarps and whatever else people can put together. She
conceded it's not a "discreet" construction.

"Some people are cheering us on, and some people are really angry about
it," she said.

A city spokesperson told Q13 News officials have inspected the site,
and will continue to monitor and evaluate it. Mental health teams are
also working with Seattle officials to figure out if there’s any way to
convince the people living in the camp to go somewhere else.

Spokesman Will Lemke added the city has no immediate plans to remove
the camp, but that may change in the future if there is a problem or
safety concern.

"It's certainly an eyesore. But I don't think they have a lot of
options," Lou Bequette, who works downtown, told Q13 News. "So, I guess
they gotta do what they gotta do."


Buzzsaw: I visited the "Space Needle" about 10 years ago... I wouldn't
dream about going back there now. This is a shame. "Cali" is going
downhill fast.

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BTR1701
2018-04-09 15:05:23 UTC
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Seattle has been under siege by an exploding homeless population since
at least 2015, when ex-Mayor Ed Murray declared a "state of emergency"
over the crisis. The city has struggled to play catch-up and is now
beset with shelters at capacity and illegal encampments, such as the
Space Needle "mansion".
Bulldoze it.
trotsky
2018-04-09 23:01:41 UTC
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Seattle has been under siege by an exploding homeless population since
at least 2015, when ex-Mayor Ed Murray declared a "state of emergency"
over the crisis. The city has struggled to play catch-up and is now
beset with shelters at capacity and illegal encampments, such as the
Space Needle "mansion".
Bulldoze it.
Well snowflaked and anonyshitted!!!


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BTR1701
2018-04-11 16:24:21 UTC
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Seattle has been under siege by an exploding homeless population since
at least 2015, when ex-Mayor Ed Murray declared a "state of emergency"
over the crisis. The city has struggled to play catch-up and is now
beset with shelters at capacity and illegal encampments, such as the
Space Needle "mansion".
Bulldoze it.
A local Seattle radio host decided to build himself an office on the
sidewalk in front of his building, since it's now apparently okay to
erect unpermitted structures on the sidewalks in Seattle. The city did
nothing about the homeless "mansion" on the sidewalk by the Space
Needle. Will the city likewise be hands-off with his sidewalk office? Or
will there be two sets of rules in Seattle, depending on who you are?

What do you think?



As expected, the police showed up (after he went off the air, of course,
so their hypocrisy wouldn't be broadcast live far and wide) and
threatened the radio host with arrest if he didn't pull down his
unpermitted construct because it was blocking a public right-of-way. Of
course that's true of the homeless "mansion" as well, but for some
reason the city claims it "doesn't know what its options are there".

This is a perfect illustration of how there are now two sets of rules in
society. One for law-abiding, tax-paying, citizens-- i.e., normal
people. And another for the homeless, illegal alien, criminal class.

If a homeless bum throws up a tent in a public park right next to the
children's merry-go-round, he's left alone, with city officials
scratching their heads as they try and figure out what to do.

But if a tax-paying citizen builds a treehouse in his back yard for his
kid without prostrating himself before (and obtaining permission from)
the local bureaucracy in the form of permits and fees, the law is
Johnny-on-the-spot with enforcement, requiring him to tear it down upon
pain of arrest and jail.

If a tax-paying citizen opens a hamburger stand without jumping through
the maze of bureaucratic hoops and inspections and fees and permits,
she'll be arrested and her business shut down in short order.

But if an illegal alien sets up a street cart right in front of her
restaurant and start selling burgers with no inspetions, fees, or
permits, not only will the cops not do anything to stop the illegal,
such people are actually *protected by law* from enforcement action in
Los Angeles.

If an illegal alien steals your identity to facilitate his "better life"
in America, that's no big deal, even though it can turn your life into a
never-ending nightmare and has cost many people jobs and homes. Indeed,
our state senate president, DeLeon, in California has blithely dismissed
these felonies committed by illegals as "just what you have to do to
survive", openly admitting that many people in his own family have done
the same thing. Their victims be damned, apparently. They're just
citizens, whose taxes pay the bills, after all. Fuck them.

But if a citizen commits the same crime, they'll go to prison for five
years.
trotsky
2018-04-11 19:52:15 UTC
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Seattle has been under siege by an exploding homeless population since
at least 2015, when ex-Mayor Ed Murray declared a "state of emergency"
over the crisis. The city has struggled to play catch-up and is now
beset with shelters at capacity and illegal encampments, such as the
Space Needle "mansion".
Bulldoze it.
A local Seattle radio host decided to build himself an office on the
sidewalk in front of his building, since it's now apparently okay to
erect unpermitted structures on the sidewalks in Seattle. The city did
nothing about the homeless "mansion" on the sidewalk by the Space
Needle.
The Space Needle? Isn't that what Trump call his penis?

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RichA
2018-04-09 16:24:02 UTC
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by Travis Fedschun
April 9, 2018
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Residents of the mega tent "mansion" homeless encampment near Seattle's
famed Space Needle are bragging about the practicality of their new
digs, taunting local politicians: "If you can live on the street and
not pay rent, then why would you pay rent?"
Turf them out and burn it.
trotsky
2018-04-09 23:03:36 UTC
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by Travis Fedschun
April 9, 2018
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Residents of the mega tent "mansion" homeless encampment near Seattle's
famed Space Needle are bragging about the practicality of their new
digs, taunting local politicians: "If you can live on the street and
not pay rent, then why would you pay rent?"
Turf them out and burn it.
You should do it your own motherfucking self.

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