100 thoughts on “Oakland Homeless Woman on Her Fall into Homelessness, Living in a Tent City, and Drug Addiction

  • February 27, 2020 at 10:30 pm
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    Prayers for you Ms. Connie I could listen to you all day well wishes take care of yourself

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  • February 27, 2020 at 10:30 pm
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    May our Heavenly Father bless her !

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  • February 27, 2020 at 11:39 pm
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    This happens because people wait for government handouts. How can legal immigrants come here and succeed but, if you're born here you can't? 🤔

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  • February 28, 2020 at 12:23 am
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    Females have a track record of making unsound desission time after time. They are children in an adult body.. Feminism has convinced women to portray themselves as strong and independent….but yet they are as vulnerable as any simple illogic life form…they are left to the elements…this is why they lack logic…they are an emotional based life form..

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  • February 28, 2020 at 12:25 am
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    You are their sweet mom please let your children help you God bless you I'm praying for you dear lady💛

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  • February 28, 2020 at 12:26 am
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    🖤💛🖤💛WHY DOESN'T SHE GO LIVE WITH HER DAUGHTER WHO HAVE THE HIGH PAYING JOB AT TALSA?????????

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  • February 28, 2020 at 12:27 am
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    Women are not strong and independent…they need a man to guide and protect them from their own childish instincts….

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  • February 28, 2020 at 12:59 am
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    I live in my truck Ms.Connie 🙏 for you!!! Same situation domestic abuse for 6 years,but NO MORE,NEVER AGAIN!

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  • February 28, 2020 at 12:59 am
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    Just wondering how you get $900 a month at 58 and dont work when she looks like she could do something. Clearly she is not stupid. She has a therapist. That means healthcare too. I dont have healthcare and I work. They dont want to leave cali. So, thats it in a nutshell. Free money, free healthcare and dont get cold.

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  • February 28, 2020 at 1:01 am
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    Smoke DMT once with A Shaman the right way and your Drug Addictions will Go away. if you don't believe me search about the toad prophet

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  • February 28, 2020 at 1:21 am
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    I can listen to Connie and learn from her…never get tired of listening to Connie. I'm very happy you went to be with you daughter and grandbaby! Blessings to you. I wish you peace and warmth and happiness. Stay strong. Thank you for sharing your story. Hugs from a stranger here. 💛

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  • February 28, 2020 at 1:29 am
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    Low income housing says YOUR RENT is suppose to be 1/3 of your income– not your rent be 3 times more than your income. I think she just mis spoke it

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  • February 28, 2020 at 2:11 am
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    Poor babysitting

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  • February 28, 2020 at 2:17 am
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    Wow! Usually I'll read or listen to something and lose interest if the story isn't compelling or intriguing … but this woman's story caught my attention. It is an amazing story of homelessness and life struggles… beyond imaginable and not to be taken lightly. Many people are homeless in our world and no human being should go without water, shelter and food.

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  • February 28, 2020 at 2:36 am
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    Cold world man

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  • February 28, 2020 at 4:24 am
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    Everyone's story is different just like everybody is different. Don't try to paint everybody with the same brush. The real story is always convoluted. People are individuals.

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  • February 28, 2020 at 5:03 am
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    She continues to smoke coke? So she has money for coke but not for a house to live in? 🤕🤕

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  • February 28, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    everything keeps going up.  people spend more than 50 percent of their income on housing.  people work two or more jobs and can't make their bills.

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  • February 28, 2020 at 5:12 am
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    You create your own reality…..she created the mess she’s in…very sad

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  • February 28, 2020 at 5:15 am
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    Another case of where's the father? She's homeless because she's immoral. Kids out of wedlock, drug abuse, etc. 70% of black children are born to unwed mother's. THAT'S the problem

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  • February 28, 2020 at 5:18 am
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    Pelosi and the Democrats don't give a damn about these poor American citizens. You should organize them to form a tent city on Pelosi's property.

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  • February 28, 2020 at 6:04 am
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    I’m sorry this happened to you 😢

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  • February 28, 2020 at 6:09 am
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    Sweet lady.

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  • February 28, 2020 at 7:03 am
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    The down fall of many a black woman 2:00

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  • February 28, 2020 at 7:08 am
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    La is EXPENSIVE AF! MOVE lady. Get subsidized housing in another state.

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  • February 28, 2020 at 7:18 am
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    Powerful

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  • February 28, 2020 at 7:27 am
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    My prayers are with her.

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  • February 28, 2020 at 7:55 am
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    She has such a charismatic character and such a tender soul that I can't see how she could ever be a burden on her kids. She has so much to offer her family, she should think of herself as an asset. Her smile alone is therapeutic.

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  • February 28, 2020 at 8:10 am
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    Plz don’t give up, I’m a Victim of Marital Domestic Violence, been homeless for four years and living with 4 Chronic Disabilities, having Fibromyalgia my whole life when they told my Moma it was just growing pains & my now ex- husband is not even a U.S. Citizen. Tell me why I’ve been traumatized devastated had to drop out of school with just about two months to graduate. I understand EVERYTHING you are feeling. Omg this hurts me so much. All this was way out of my comfort zone, nothing I’ve ever been exposed too. I’m a mother of three grown children and the two oldest and all family members turned their backs. Now never use drugs but I don’t see a drug addict, crazy angry woman. I see a very intelligent heartbroken Mother who just like myself sacrificed everything for them but I don’t exist to them. I’m numb, terrified can’t even feel my heart. I’ve always been in church but I saw how God carried me although I have been going through this. Nothing belonged to ,y then husband, everything was mine I had before I married him. I had nothing but my Faith and God looking out for me, carried me when I didn’t even know it. But I went to church every Sunday and my doctors told me don’t worry about not having no family because God Will Build Me a Family….All Family is Not Blood. Before I knew it God has Blessed me with a small group of loving supportive encouraging Spiritual family who showed me the love I didn’t have and they fed me, gave me what ever they had no matter how little. I wish I knew how to contact you because I got a Testimony for you. But you are Blessed with children who STILL LOVE YOU, Let them help you; let them loved and be a Blessing to you, their Mother. I was a dedicated loving devoted Mother and this is how they treat me. I have no home, my cars at no more; I have been belittled humiliated and then some BUT I NEVER GAVE UP MY FAITH IN GOD. Believe me, I even now feel like I have no reason to live. My house, all my personal memories of my children growing up, medical record from birth and their schooling and awards……All gone, that demon of an abuser stripped me of everything IN MY OWN COUNTRY. I wish my two older kids would acknowledge that I exist. I have three beautiful grandchildren I am not allowed to see get to know and love. But I’ve forgiven everyone and I have my Faith He kept me safe in the worst conditions & situations and He never gave up on me stop blaming myself for things I had not done. But I still felt like a failure. God will Bless me just as He’ll Bless you. Just talk, pray to Him. But please if your kids want you in their life, please let them because you are a beautiful person and everyone can see from this documentary that your a Wonderful Mother. We all make mistake or get fooled by the adversary’s demons leaking this earth. God will see You through but forgive yourself and know that you are LOVED SO YOU MUST LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF AGAIN. Like you, I never saw this coming but I’m grateful to God for showing the harmfulness of people, services that are out her to help but they don’t, and let’s not forget about so called family & friends. Find your Peace in your heart for yourself and for your children who regardless still love you dearly. As long as you pray and Trust in God, He Will, He Does come, maybe not when we want Him BUT HE’s Always in time and I’m so PROUD TO SAY THAT I AM A CHILD OF GOD AND HE DOES LOVE AND TAKE CARE OF HIS CHILDREN. BLESSINGS TO YOU AND NEVER GIVE UP BECAUSE HE HAS BLESSINGS COMING THATS MUST FOR YOU.

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  • February 28, 2020 at 11:50 am
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    I don't understand this story at all. if she have children who are successful why is she homeless??? this just makes no sense to me.

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  • February 28, 2020 at 12:15 pm
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    Praise Yah that Connie is sober and is with her daughter!!!

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  • February 28, 2020 at 1:58 pm
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    This ladies transparency in such a low place in life is something to take note of. She’s sharing some of her darkest secrets with the world.

    The honesty, self reflection & ability to stand in the town square and bare all is rare. 🙏

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  • February 28, 2020 at 2:41 pm
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    What is happening in this world. People should not be homeless in this day and age. Societies have gotten so selfish. It will take a Corona virus to bring man down off his high horse and force him to be more humble and grateful. Technology has turned people into brainless, thoughtless, anti-social, selfish creatures. Once we correct that status, the world will be a better place. We get is right or literally die trying.

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  • February 28, 2020 at 3:21 pm
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    I dont understand how a child or children can let their parent be homeless when they are doing well. It baffles me? I know some parents can be difficult but it's still your parent(s)

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  • February 28, 2020 at 3:48 pm
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    Man this ish hit hard. I am from Oakland, Ca and the other day when I went out there there are many many many homeless people. I grew up in the 70s when all family members were together and stuck together. Idk why the divide in families now especially in the black community. I have always said I don't understand why black folks can't stick together like our Mexicans brother and sister. Heart breaking 💔😢

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  • February 28, 2020 at 3:55 pm
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    We all need to count our blessings..

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  • February 28, 2020 at 4:21 pm
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    People need to look at who's running the show. Democrats have been in power in California for four Lu's decades and they have done nothing for the homeless. They could lower taxes, lower housing costs, work on actually changing the way the state works yet they don't. Try just once voting for something different. Try voting for a Republican, just once, what do you have to lose? The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. Vote Republican. #Trump2020

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  • February 28, 2020 at 4:35 pm
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    God bless you sister i feel your pain 🙂

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  • February 28, 2020 at 6:06 pm
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    What about her daughter in Tesla. Could she not help her? So she could stay there?

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  • February 28, 2020 at 6:22 pm
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    Why don't I feel bad for her🤔

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  • February 28, 2020 at 6:28 pm
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    It is not your fault. So courage to you lady. You need some time to think. There is a saying from a saint that says: PRAY, HOPE AND DON'T WORRY. Amazing enough to say this in a very difficult situation but I guess God wants us to be close to Him. Everybody has got their own challenges. In my country, we are fighting against these problems because the government doesnt care about anything and takes the children when you open your mouth.

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  • February 28, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    I was just thinking about the part where she said my kid offered me a place ….. But I refuse to be a burden…. Shiiiiiiiiiit. It may be something else going on

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  • February 28, 2020 at 10:56 pm
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    "I met a man,now I'm here"…

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  • February 28, 2020 at 11:12 pm
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    Smoke "Coke" (Cocaine), I think she said.

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  • February 28, 2020 at 11:48 pm
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    Cincinnati, OH just passed a law that lets you spread out your down payment or security deposit for an apartment. Rent ranges there from a studio at $500 – to a 3 bdrm @ $1500.00.

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  • February 29, 2020 at 12:51 am
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    If there can be a tent community – why can't there be a "drug-free" Tiny House movement for the homeless, especially for those working as they will be able to pay for minor fees associated with a Tiny Home. Is this too much? If regulated properly it will be a step in the right direction. Shelter is a basic – why not a Tiny Home.

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  • February 29, 2020 at 2:09 am
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    I pray for this Woman.At least she looked after her Children,if that was my Mother she wouldnt be homeless, let your Family help you ,there worried about you.May God Bless and Protect you, I Pray you Find Accomodation soon.Just Saw Connie is now living with her Daughter,So Happy for you..

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  • February 29, 2020 at 2:27 am
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    This shouldn't be happening it's 2020 😲 no person should be living in poverty

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  • February 29, 2020 at 3:19 am
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    I could never imagine at almost 62 and having arthritis no carriage in hip being homeless I tried to picture it it seems like hell I’d take help from my kids if they offered after all she changed their diapers fed them gave them shelter till something happened my heart goes out to all of them when I’m laying on my sofa I say thank you Jesus when I have to go to the bathroom I say thank you Jesus when I take a shower I say thank you Jesus!!!

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  • February 29, 2020 at 3:32 am
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    I decided to help someone a lady my age in February 18 I found a local homeless woman to help I gave her toiletries and food on a regular basis also I prayed to Jesus to help this woman everyday for 1 and a half years one day she told me last September that some man called a social worker they came took her to a clinic gave her a cell phone and picked her up end of September she said they only could help her if she said she had mental problems but she was sane Jesus did it and she still wouldn’t believe he was real so sad I didn’t get her number because she didn’t believe in Jesus I still pray for her every time I pass the bus stop she sat on all day and she’s not there I say hallelujah please aide the lord our god knock and the door will be opened seek and ye shall find an angel gathered my prayers for her in a bowl turned it into insence and presented it to god hallelujah!!!

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  • February 29, 2020 at 3:45 am
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    So glad her nightmares over god is good

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  • February 29, 2020 at 4:32 am
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    We as Americans have been telling and believing the lie that we're the geartest country on earth. I watch a lot of PBS programs featuring other countries especially European and Scandanavian. They have modern mass transit systems, modern infrastructures, universal healthcare, parental maternity leave, you don't see nationwide homelessness like you do here or dilapidated neighborhoods, gun violence, out of control violence, rascism nd bigotry.
    And my opinion is America and the powers that be has always had it's priorities in the wrong place and greed

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  • February 29, 2020 at 4:50 am
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    Can’t she stay with her kids? Poor thing 😞❤️

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  • February 29, 2020 at 5:20 am
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    Perseverance.

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  • February 29, 2020 at 5:40 am
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    Secure border, halt to all immigration. After all our own that are at rock bottom have a basic level of care that wants the help, then slowly open it back up.

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  • February 29, 2020 at 6:32 am
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    God help me, I have paid nearly $900 thousand in rent in my 40 years of renting.  I lost everything and I worry that homelessness is next.  If you read this message, pray for me and others who have fallen on hard times.  I don't have substance abuse problems, I was the victim of horrific theft of my bank and credit by a predator who absconded.  The police have DONE NOTHING to help.  I wish he had killed me during the assault.

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  • February 29, 2020 at 8:26 am
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    And the California State got the mitigating gaul to take all these illegal immigrants into this state. This country is failing its citizens

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  • February 29, 2020 at 10:19 am
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    One of the solutions to homelessness is UNIONS. You will never get fair wages, medical benefits, retirement plans, etc. from employers unless We The People FORCE employers to do so. Corporations are making record profits, but it goes directly into the pockets of CEO/President/Executives of these companys. The services/products they provide/sell consistently go up in price. We The People have to stop using self-checkouts, stop tolerating press 1 for…, 2 for… automation. Bring Back American jobs!! We played ourselves when we let the auto industry go abroad. All of this was for CHEAP labor! We The People MUST fight back ANY and EVERY Way We (The People) can!!

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  • February 29, 2020 at 10:41 am
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    Can’t listen to this. Your choices.

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  • February 29, 2020 at 12:39 pm
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    Wow

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  • February 29, 2020 at 2:12 pm
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    Her blessings are coming.she will be ok . You can tell she has a good heart. Thanks for allowing her to share her story.

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  • February 29, 2020 at 2:49 pm
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    With all that money that the America government has how come people in America are homeless it is a disgrace and a shame

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  • February 29, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    I felt so bad for this lovely lady I pray that almighty God will continue to bless her in her troubles

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  • February 29, 2020 at 3:26 pm
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    She said that she didn't CHOOSE!! to be homeless, she didn't CHOOSE to be in that situation!!!
    Yet the homeless people, do CHOOSE to drink alcoho!!l, they CHOOSE to do drugs!! They CHOOSE to be in toxic relationships!!! They CHOOSE to do crimes!! No one!! Absolutely no one placed a gun on their heads and demanded for them to do these things!!! We live in the greatest country in the world!! With endless possibilities and resources for the disabled and elderly!! Housing!! Medicare!! Medicaid!! SSI disability!! SSDI disability!! Food Stamps!! Unemployment benefits! Education!! Job assistance! Food pantries!! Clothing vouchers !! Gas vouchers!!
    If you don't take advantage of any of these great resources that are available to each and everyone of us, then the only ones they need to blame for being in these situations, are themselves!! NOT!! The government!! NOT!! Their families!!
    THEMSELVES!!!!

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  • February 29, 2020 at 3:44 pm
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    America is the richest place in this world and still do not take care of their homeless citizens what a shame on the government of the American

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  • February 29, 2020 at 4:13 pm
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    I have no sympathy for perpetual addicts. How about don’t try the drugs in the first place

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  • February 29, 2020 at 6:18 pm
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    What about the senior citizens buildings? They take 30 percent of your social security payment.

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  • February 29, 2020 at 6:23 pm
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    It’s said that theirs no help for the seniors

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  • February 29, 2020 at 6:24 pm
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    Sad

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  • February 29, 2020 at 6:44 pm
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    Such a smart little lady ❤️ but the devil will come at your weakest time but God is mighty in battle. You are still young lady! I Hope you find your purpose. Bless up !

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  • February 29, 2020 at 6:46 pm
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    Connie may Almighty God bless you and may you keep on keeping on,you are free spirited and a wonderful lady .I pray that you get back up on your feet and keep standing strong , you are very humble and you are on a journey and you will conquer ever obstacle that life throws at you .this I see in the spirit , that which made you weak has made you strong to teach the world how to be strong and never look down on anyone.may God grant you favor may you be bless with a great job with all the good benefits may he forgive you of all your sins my you be bless with a home of your own , God bless you.🙏🌻☀

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  • February 29, 2020 at 6:53 pm
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    Drop the man and take your ass to one of your kids stop i you ate worry yoyr kids with this you just want be victim.just stop

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  • February 29, 2020 at 6:56 pm
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    God thank you for everything you have given us.
    My God forgiveness every one we are humans we all makes mistakes you are the one forgiveness us makes are life better put us on the right to path.
    Thanks

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  • February 29, 2020 at 6:58 pm
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    God bless everyone of us.
    With out his blessing we can’t do anything just do right things God will help us.

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  • February 29, 2020 at 7:25 pm
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    no one should be homeless we can set up small places in this day and age….goodness!

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  • February 29, 2020 at 7:41 pm
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    I understand her but the burden is still on her kids knowing their mother is on the streets. No child can sleep good at night knowing that their mum is in need

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  • February 29, 2020 at 8:36 pm
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    🙏🏾

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  • February 29, 2020 at 8:57 pm
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    Lord have mercy…..I have all of the same illnesses as her and more and I cannot imagine having to live like that. There is no way. I would just have to die. I pray that she finds a way, a home, a job or is able to get on disability. Jesus help her and all of the homeless people across the world

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  • February 29, 2020 at 9:18 pm
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    Nothing wrong with living in an RV.

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  • February 29, 2020 at 10:40 pm
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    Maybe try another state. Rent in CA
    Is $2500 per bedroom, right? Durham.
    Greensboro. Greyhound bus. Amtrak.

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  • February 29, 2020 at 10:42 pm
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    God bless her

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  • February 29, 2020 at 11:31 pm
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    You cant give up! No matter what. When you give up. Your only giving up on yourself. Do what needs to be done, change what you can. Accepting help is difficult but having false pride does not serve anyone.

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  • March 1, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    this broke my heart so I am so relieved that she is inside now with family may God bless her and ease her of the struggle of addiction…I know she is sober..but i also know as i am in recovery how hard it can be to stay that way…blessings to you connie congrats on the new grandbaby Mine saved me!!!!

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  • March 1, 2020 at 1:28 am
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    As she said "I choose to be here". That's sorta going against the narrative that homeless people don't want to be homeless. Another one that really irks me is the bit about how anybody can become homeless. They say this as if this is new news. It's not news to anybody, unless they've really got their stuff together and the bills are paying themselves. Yes, anybody can become homeless, which is why you get up on a monday morning and face morning rush hour. If you want to know about being invisible, try sitting in a car in rush hour traffic.

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  • March 1, 2020 at 2:06 am
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    I knew that addiction was somewhere in this story, I'm so glad she's doing better

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  • March 1, 2020 at 2:10 am
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    She needs to be in an inpatient rehab program @ least 6 months.

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  • March 1, 2020 at 2:41 am
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    I was just going to say that, my daughter has breast cancer,& homeless cuz she can't get help,& I can't help her,& that makes me so sad

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  • March 1, 2020 at 2:43 am
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    She has pride, & that's better than alot of people, bless you

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  • March 1, 2020 at 2:43 am
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    so once you have felony you can not find job anymore even in restaurant ?

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  • March 1, 2020 at 2:44 am
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    Is she eligible for a tiny home

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  • March 1, 2020 at 4:03 am
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    MAN SHE IS SPEAKING RESL SHIT

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  • March 1, 2020 at 4:08 am
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    Wow…Connie💜. Yah bless you! I wish my mother was still alive.

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  • March 1, 2020 at 4:37 am
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    It's easy to move some place cheaper even a different state do not understand why folks just don't leave you had a van I would have driven far away and began a new life her children I hope helping her I understand you have roots there but dam get out

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  • March 1, 2020 at 5:48 am
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    I would love to give her a hug

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  • March 1, 2020 at 7:59 am
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    But before she refused help from her son but want county to take care of her wow…where does she think the money comes from of course the tax payers some people are sure in titled

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  • March 1, 2020 at 9:07 am
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    Take your dumb ass to your kids house you getting high and the dude dealing with ain't letting you go nowhere

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  • March 1, 2020 at 1:41 pm
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    I'll be damn if I should ever find out my mother is homeless. Pride or not, she's coming with me.

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  • March 1, 2020 at 1:50 pm
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    Madame!!!! you made the choice, you don't have to live in a tent, yes we are proud not to want anything from your children, but there comes a time when you need a shoulder to lean on, they lean on you for many years so this is the time where you just have to bury your pride. You have too much excused, get moving you are my age, if you have to crawl you do, walk you do, run, by all means keep moving.

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  • March 1, 2020 at 2:46 pm
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    I ❤️ her sincerity…

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  • March 1, 2020 at 4:25 pm
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    This left me in tears. Democrats are no better than Republicans in fixing this issue of housing for the poor because their in bed with greedy realestate developers.

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