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kleinbl00  ·  173 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "a staggering surge in homelessness unlike anything we have seen”

It reminds me of radiation sickness.

You get hit, and you don't even know you're fucked if you aren't looking at the gages. Then you start to feel bad, and they start to do everything to save you. Then there's a prodromal period where you feel much better, but it's kinda hard to enjoy it because you're about to die horribly.

And then you die horribly.

user-inactivated  ·  173 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, except this radiation sickness is kind of contagious. People can't pay rent, landlords can't pay mortgages, banks can't do whatever it is that banks do, more businesses suffer, more people can't pay rent and mortgages, banks can do even less and whatever happened to hundreds of thousands of American's being underwater on 7 and 10 year car loans and predatory loans from buy here pay here dealerships? Now's probably not a good time to realize that's still a thing.