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    Another oldie flick on streetlife but this time....

    Hollywood got in the mix. Like any film regarding the subject matter, it's gonna be flawed but i remember watching this -between beatings by my pops- & thinking, "damn... Might not be too bad!" & off i went to Calif.... You be the judge. It's not perfect; kinda gritty but if you can stand...
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    Experiences wearing punk vests traveling

    I knew someone who wore a bullet belt & accompanying vest to an airport & they were detained by tsa for hourrrsssss. Whoda thunk?!
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    Has anyone spanged for a flight?

    Southwest allows "carry on" pets, ie: small enuf to fit under the seat in front of you...
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    Los Angeles Typhus Outbreak

    So true. As if we need an excuse (!!!!)
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    Los Angeles Typhus Outbreak

    It's dangerous for everyone involved - food activists, houseless folx & travelers...
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    Los Angeles Typhus Outbreak

    http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-typhus-outbreak-20181011-story.html L.A. typhus outbreak adds fuel to the debates over homelessness and housing By SOUMYA KARLAMANGLA OCT 11, 2018 | 3:50 PM L.A. typhus outbreak adds fuel to the debates over homelessness and housing: An...
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    Time to get on the road.

    Desert raves.... OK, this is another instance of outdated info. Maybe in the late 90s but maybe you're referring to the burners & that takes place in Nevada. Nevada, however is pretty damn cool but don't get caught gay or black there unless you in Reno or Vegas. I knew a punk kid who was...
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    Insulating/heating a squat

    Also remember the Japanese adage: "Heat the body, not the space" Warming foods for winter: Hot tea, cooking with cayenne pepper, etc
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    Insulating/heating a squat

    Something else Ive seen in older homes is to board up a window from inside with surplus plywood sheets then stapling r25 insulation over it + tucking the insulation into crevices or gaps where air comes in... Also this great heat-powered fan excellent to keep the air circulating (i don't know...
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    Insulating/heating a squat

    Be careful of kerosene heaters- altho they're great distributors you have to keep a window open so ya don't asphixiate yourself at night... Also remember to turn those fuckers off before then I squatted three years with them... Never a problem but the cost of kerosene has skyrocketed since we...
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    Time to get on the road.

    It's just the way it is... I've been here 14+ years & people love to think it's all paradise, pot smoke & hippies but it isn't at all. The politicians are making it the most heavily taxed state in the union, dreaming up laws & legislation that on first glance you'd think beneficial to the...
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    Time to get on the road.

    Oooooh kay... Enjoy
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    Time to get on the road.

    California operates on it's own level of crazy. Get ready for organized chaos.
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    Winter spots that are warm and have work.

    San Diego = ship yards/military (!); construction boom thanks to yuppie tech/bio; & loads of retail/service work.
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    The mindset of punk + sobriety

    Anyone can modify the program to their own liking tho. My sponsor happens to be athiest, + doesn't recite the serenity prayer either. I follow his guidelines because in my book, jesus was a prophet who doesn't require me to pray to as a diety. God, well, i don't believe in so i aim my belief...
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    The mindset of punk + sobriety

    I agree. It has cultish philosophies. But I'm free to follow whatever ideology I want & it has nothing to do with church, but will say that even the godless end up worshipping something- wether it be the big book or the bible... ;-)
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    From Ohio with love. No, no love for Ohio

    Imo, Cincin was the strangest, darkest hole of a city I ever encountered
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    The mindset of punk + sobriety

    Agreed, for the most part - it is overplayed & a lot of wannabes but for those of us who lived our lives to the principles of those before us kinda set a standard to which "we" adhere. It's easy for me to vindicate "oogles" but you gotta realise some called us that exact thing as well when we...
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    The mindset of punk + sobriety

    A little preface here: I'm 41, travelled extensively throughout the upper 48; time spent in Hawai'i as well; various squats in & around the Bay Area; camped during a hideous North Carolina snowstorm with my awesome (but now deceased) feline; the list goes on... I've been around. All that time I...