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13,458. Imagine taking a fourteen or fifteen-year-old kid and saying – here, you are on your own with nothing. You didn’t have an education. You didn’t have resources. And there are estimates of a thousand of these boys leaving the community, ending up on the streets of St George or Salt Lake or Las Vegas and having to fend for themselves. There are only so many women to go round. (Cults: FLDS & Homeless) Stephen Singular, author When Men Become Gods
63,513. Acceptable food rots while we are chased from bins behind restaurants, chased from sleeping on the street, chased from relieving ourselves unless we pay for food or gas, until finally we are so hungry, sleepless, smelly, constipated and beaten-down that we simply die of lack of will to live. (Life’s Like That & Food & Poverty & Homeless) Jane Siberry
39,666. I’ve got nowhere to live. I’ve been crashing with friends, literally sleeping in shelters. Unsavoury characters are giving me money and I’m taking it. I need it. The drug dealers, they sympathise with me. They see me as some sort of pathetic character. (Boxing & Homeless) Mike Tyson, interview London 2004
39,669. If they lock me up at least I’ll have a place to stay. (Boxing & Homeless) Mike Tyson
9,510. Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home. (Christmas & Homeless) G K Chesterton, Beave New Family
43,795. Total annual homeless in LA County is 200,000. (Drugs & Los Angeles & Gangstas & Homeless) Drugs Inc: Hollywood High
43,810. 60% of homeless people end up on the street because of addiction. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangs US: Alaska & Homeless & Addiction) Drugs Inc: Alaska Heroin Rush
43,824. There are over 14,000 homeless in Vegas. (Drugs & Las Vegas & Las Vegas & Homeless & Gangs US: Las Vegas) Drugs Inc: High Stakes Vegas
49,999. In the United States child poverty has reached record levels with over sixteen million children now affected. One in twelve Americans are now jobless. Foodbanks and homeless shelters are facing unprecedented demand. (Poverty & Poor & Homeless & Children) America's Poor Kids, BBC 2013
50,000. The homeless Kaylie fears is already a reality for one and a half million children across the US. (Poverty & Poor & Homeless & Children) ibid.
76,082. How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone? (Homeless & Stone) Bob Dylan, Like a Rolling Stone 1965
76,083. Poor naked wretches, whereso’er you are,
That bide the pelting of this pitiless night,
How shall you houseless heads and unfed sides,
Your looped and windowed raggedness, defend you
From seasons such as these? O, I have ta’en
Too little care of this. Take physic, pomp,
Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel,
That thou mayst shake the superflux to them
And show the heavens more just. William Shakespeare, The History of King Lear III iv @25, Lear
76,084. Unaccommodated man is no more but such a poor, bare, forked animal as thou art. ibid. III iv 97, Lear
76,085. Thousands of people live on the sides of the road in Delhi. They have come from the Darkness too – you can tell by their thin bodies, filthy faces, by the animal-like way they live under the huge bridges and overpasses, making fires and washing and taking lice out of their hair while the cars roar past them. (Homeless & India & Road) Aravinda Adiga, The White Tiger p120
94,565. Dim streetlights were glowing down onto the pavement on either side of the traffic; and in that orange-hued half-light, I could see multitudes of small, thin, grimy people squatting, waiting for a bus to take them somewhere, or with nowhere to go and about to unfurl a mattress and sleep right there. (Road & Homeless) ibid. p138
76,086. Well I was a bit fed up you know. There didn’t seem to be much there for me. You know how these little towns are. Ken Loach, Cathy Come Home 1966, BBC The Wednesday Play, story Jeremy Sandford *****
76,087. Didn’t even tell them I was going. ibid.
76,088. I bet you’ve brought other birds up here. ibid. Cathy to Reg
76,089. What a place: parquetry flooring, tin-openers fixed to the wall, double glazing, and the neighbours, talk about stylish! (Homeless & Home) ibid. Cathy’s commentary
76,090. It came as quite a surprise when I found out. (Homeless & Pregnancy) ibid.
76,091. I’ve had an accident, I’m injured, and I need some compensation. (Homeless & Accident) ibid. Reg to boss
76,092. I suppose we’d better find somewhere cheaper to live. ibid. Cathy to Reg
76,093. A few years back figures released by the LCC revealed that families of certain sizes at the rate of building in force would be three hundred and fifty years on the housing list before they were offered a house. ibid. commentary
76,094. I think this is the only tenement block in Islington where you can sit in the toilet with your door open and cook your breakfast at the same time. (Homeless & Toilet) ibid.
76,095. These streets they looked rough. And there were rats. But life was quite good here. (Homeless & Street) ibid. Cathy’s commentary
76,096. Birmingham: 39,000 families on the waiting list; Leeds 13,500; Liverpool 19,000; Manchester nearly 15,000. In Liverpool one family in nine is on the waiting list. ibid. commentary
76,097. It felt funny to be in a caravan. ibid.
76,098. I think we’ve had it ... I think we’ll have to give up soon. ibid. Cathy to Reg
76,099. Many social workers feel many homeless families are problem families. ibid. commentary
76,100. There’s disease in all these places. We try to keep it down. (Homeless & Disease) ibid. hostel nurse
76,101. I feel like I’ve failed them. ibid. Cathy’s commentary
76,102. I love to fly. It’s just you’re alone, peace and quiet, nothing around you but clear blue sky. No-one to hustle you, no-one to tell you where to go or what to do. The only bad part about flying is having to come back down to the fucking world. (Homeless & Fly) Streetwise 1984 ***** directed Martin Bell, produced & written Cheryl McCall; see also Life Magazine article Streets of the Lost, Dewayne
76,103. I want to be pregnant, but not by a new tramp though. ibid.
76,104. Young, dumb and full of come. ibid. lass
76,105. We’re wise out here, man. We’re street wise ... Everybody’s scamming. ibid. Patrice