Do You Exist Near the Poverty Line?

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  1. fredgarvin

    fredgarvin Member

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    If so, which side?


    Very dramatic divide in Brazil and in Puerto Rico-


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    I do love those cascading pools.


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  2. EricPeterson

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    Geographically, yes, my current apartment is a block from the most impoverished section of town.
     
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    Aren't we all just really one paycheque away from poverty?
     
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    Only in Canada, the rest of us are one paycheck from poverty. ;)
     
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    Nurk2 "Ignore Everybody" ~Hugh MacLeod

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    Second pic looks like La Perla in San Juan...den of iniquity...even the Policia don't venture in there.
     
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    rmconner80 Cantankerous Luddite Silver Supporting Member

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    Do you know how difficult it is to live on a measly $2500 a week?

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    That's a little freaky. I use this image as the first slide for the global inequity chapter in intro sociology.

    That was today at 9 am.
     
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    When I was trying to do music for a living, I thought I was living close to or at the poverty line. Then I traveled through Northern Mexico and realized I had no idea what poverty was, and would likely never know.
     
  11. Bob Longo

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    Even though your description of La Perla is correct, that isn't it.
    Pictured is probably the San Jose sector of San Juan, facing north.
    If I'm correct the financial district (called La Milla Oro, or the Golden Mile) is immediately to the West of this photo, and would show a more stark division between haves and have nots.
    The tall building on the upper left of the photo is the old Excelsior hotel. Further North of that and slightly west, in Old San Juan is La Perla.

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    Looks just like the Haiti and Dominican Republic satellite picture.
     
  13. Madsen

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    no, but the lady & I both lost our jobs this past year which gave us a hard kick in that direction.
     
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    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    San Diego's most notorious hood is just on the other side of the bridge from me. Although there's currently a huge effort at gentrification there. The poverty in TJ a few miles to the south makes that hood looke like Beverly Hills, though.
     
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    One thing the poor in these pics have in their favor though is, that when the s**t hits the fan they have a better survival chance.
     
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    I was 19 the first time I visited the third world. I lost a LOT of sympathy for people in my home country on that trip.
     
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    Rimbaud Tarnished Silver Gold Supporting Member

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    Yup, that pic you posted looks like the view from san Cristobal and El Morro...
    My wife corrected me too when she saw The Excelsior...

    I realized it wasnt La Perla after I posted because it was too deep, and no Ocean...La Perla actually looks pretty placid, calm and normal during the day.q

    Btw...Finally closed on the Condo in Rincon on March 11th...then we saw one we like even better that just came up for sale in Boqueron when we went down there for Oysters and clams.
     
  18. RocksOff

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    Skyline still pretty bad?
     
  19. Frankee

    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    Logan Heights is what's on the mainland side or the Coronado bridge.
    Skyline encompasses a large area. It's like South Central or East LA....looks fine in the daytime, but nighttime is another story. Some little enclaves are downright nice. It's Southern California. Any true penury isn't really visible unless you go to homeless epicenters like Skid Row or the East Village (which is also near the other side of the bridge.)
     
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    I feel like I live in poverty being relatively poor in Silicon Valley...but compared to driving out of Santiago de Chile, where it's tin roof shacks or cardboard boxes, I know I am so incredibly privileged.

    cheers,

    richt
     

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