Las Vegas Storm Drains

So do they deserve it? I have seen many try to portray people in circumstances beyond their control as “deserving it”, “stupid” and “proles”. Based on where the system is headed, this might be your future. Oh.. take some ayn rand books and gold coins with you, and brush up on your austrian school of economics.. You are just one illness or sociopaths decision from being there.

Jobs can be outsourced, made redundant, cut for profit or your employer might lose customers (because they have lost their jobs too). You could get some treatable but expensive (in the west) illness. Your business may not get bank loans or any government help. The people in those pictures were not always living on the street, and once had jobs, cars, houses, apartments.. just like you.

But isn’t unregulated capitalism without any concern for the people great.. note the words ‘unregulated’ and ‘without and concern for the people’. It can be done in other ways, but if you choose to live in an kleptocracy and preach ‘survival of the most deceptive’, better hope that someone does not do that you (because you won’t get any help from those whom you looked down upon).

Living in Sin City’s Underground Tunnels

The irony is hard to overlook. There are few, if any, cities on earth where the show of wealth and consumption is so shamelessly on display, and yet hidden beneath the surface of Las Vegas, another world exists. In sobering contrast with the bright lights and bustle of the famous strip up above, dispossessed people inhabit the storm drains that run below, venturing up into the casinos to make ends meet scouring the slot machines for coins or credits left by drunken gamblers.

  1. January 15, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I’ve seen this before, incredible!

  2. January 15, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Nobody cares about homeless people
    if they aren’t
    minorities

  3. z
    January 15, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    This is what I hate the most about 10% unemployment. Some people who really would work basically can’t find anything right now. Its a shame. You’d think the government could use folks like this to work on infrastructure, windmills, solar projects, -something- constructive.
    —-
    That is why we had the new deal 1.0 in the 1930s.

  4. Don Robertson
    January 16, 2010 at 6:38 am

    The pictures are a manifestly stark representation of the failure of science, -and- of all things empirical really, -right down to our Enlightenment ideas about the rights of man, universal suffrage and the social psyche. Here we have a modern society, modern right down to the storm drainage systems, a modern credit-based economy, a literate, liberal, tolerant and humanitarian population. And yet human beings, if they aren’t locked away in some dungeon, are living in some storm drain under far worse conditions awaiting the sure release coming during the next massive deluge. This existentialist-wish-existence, may be what people are asking for, or asking to see, -but the world was not meant to be some scientific nightmare. Science is a lie. Turn around and head toward home. You are not Cyborgs.
    ___________
    This is a failure of a scarcity based morality in a post-industrial world, where there is no real scarcity.

  5. Masi
    January 18, 2010 at 2:27 am

    I know how it is. In the course of ten years I had the bad luck of being involved in THREE auto accidents. Two rear-enders and one blowing thru a red light. Two of the people had NO insurance! I live in FL, a no fault state so my insurance went sky high even though none of the accidents were my fault. I did the proverbial pull myself up by my boot straps after the first two. I went thru operations, months of therapy and long drawn out court battles with the insurance co’s (still ongoing to this day) that have drained 35 years of my savings I had to dish out even though I payed for insurance to cover this shit!!! After the third accident my body just won’t heal anymore. All my physical recovery and job retraining gone in a split second. Due to my sky high auto insurance now I was only able to afford the basic minimum coverage that only pays $10,000 for my medical. That is gone in ten minutes at the hospital. I had both health and auto insurance and they are fighting each other and ME to pay the medical bills that are well over $200,000!! I have sustained in total a broken knee, a broken left wrist, three broken left ribs, 180 stitches in my head and four broken vertebrae in my back!! I paid 25% of my salary for five years for health insurance and they will not pay doctors that they themselves sent me to. I am in horrible pain 24/7. I did nothing wrong but yet here I am broke and being sued by doctors my credit is ruined not to mention the rest of my plans for my retirement. This is deregulation at it’s worst. Insurance co’s claiming bankruptcy because the laws says they no longer have to have the money on account to pay their claims. I lived on an old abandoned 20 ft sailboat for more than five months. I am made to feel like some kind of sleaze bag because I am in too much pain to work. my last job was cleaning toilets at the local grocery store until they forced me to leave on medical leave. My back was so bad with pain toward the end of my shift I couldn’t straighten up to talk to the customers. You could not help but see the grimace in my face from pain. The customers complained to management about them forcing me to work but it wasn’t them. I kept pleading with them to keep me on so I wouldn’t lose my place to live. It took me four and a half years after that to get disability. I applied for food stamps and was allotted $10 a month and back then you had to go pick them up. A twenty mile drive one way. It was so sad I just laughed. I was rated single white male, no children. You never know what is going to happen. I am still in severe pain and mentally just drained. It takes me over twenty minutes just to type this. Sitting is the worst and the lack of sleep is driving me insane. I write this NOT for sympathy but just to let people know IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU!

  6. Masi
    January 18, 2010 at 2:53 am

    I forgot to mention that now that I am declared disabled I get $150 /mth in food stamps. I thank God every day for Medicare. I had 3 to 5 dollars left over each month after living expenses and co-pays but now my co-pays have gone up 30% this January. What to give up? Will I have to give up my dial-up internet or soap and toilet paper? Being able to be on line helps keep my sanity and my feeling of still being connected to society. I have no social life anymore except food shopping and doctors visits. No car but I couldn’t drive anyway because of sudden loss of feelings in my legs. I haven’t had a beer in 8 months. It’s the knowing that I just can’t afford something so simple that eats at you.

  7. Desi fpua
    January 19, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    “But isn’t unregulated capitalism without any concern for the people great.. note the words ‘unregulated’ and ‘without and concern for the people’. It can be done in other ways, but if you choose to live in an kleptocracy and preach ’survival of the most deceptive’, better hope that someone does not do that you (because you won’t get any help from those whom you looked down upon).”

    The thing is, they have ALREADY GOTTEN HELP FROM THOSE THEY LOOKED DOWN UPON. Tax payers’ money bailed out those corps and banks!

    The rich will always get back up.
    ____________________________
    Have you seen the french, russian and prussian nobility lately? What happened? Ever wonder why the french are still against mixing religion and state? Read a little more history.. and reading history is not sucking some white guy’s cock.

  8. January 23, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Masi,

    Your story is heart wrenching. Do you have family you can live with or anything? Luckily, if I’d been hit three times, I could turn to them. Stories like yours make me thank God for the blessings I have…

    MarkyMark

  9. April 6, 2020 at 9:09 am

    …almost similar to how we’re living now…

  10. Yusef
    April 7, 2020 at 9:02 am

    I wonder if anyone else saw this:

    Porn star Jenni Lee found living in Las Vegas homeless tunnel:

    https://nypost.com/2019/08/22/ex-porn-star-jenni-lee-found-living-in-las-vegas-homeless-tunnel/

    And,

    2.5 minutes

    And,

    Meet The Mole People Living Beneath the Las Vegas Strip

    about 23 minutes.

    Here we are, ten years after AD’s post– ten years knowing these situations exist and knowing they are getting worse– and will get even worse yet– and are able to do not a damned thing. (We can volunteer at soup kitchens, but that’s not what I mean. I mean preventing people from needing the damned soup kitchens in the first place.)

    • P Ray
      April 7, 2020 at 12:07 pm

      That would be this girl (Jenni Lee / Stephanie Saddora):

      It’s breathtaking and amazing how poverty and a drug habit, turn the girls who “would never consider Joe Average good enough” into the girls whom Joe Average would run away from.

      At least she has 1 km of living space between her and the others (300 people along 300km).

      One of the more successful porn stories would actually be Shy Love (Sheelagh Blumberg), but on the other hand, they stay in the business either by starting their own “adult talent agencies” or becoming nightclub investors.

      Nothing really groundbreaking or innovative – and certainly ventures that will tank during CoViD-19 and the rise of the blackpill.

      • Yusef
        April 7, 2020 at 2:12 pm

        We should run from this woman regardless of her
        abundant attractiveness, P Ray.

        I know you do run…You feel guilty or resentful. That’s your native decency and intelligence.

        She deserves something better than our horns. She deserves our decency and intelligence.

      • P Ray
        April 7, 2020 at 11:35 pm

        Haha, nope.
        I know what’s coming for many of these women despite their claims of “independence” and “perseverance”.

        There are plenty of places in the world to pick up “Debt-Free Virgins Without Tattoos or a Student Loan” … especially when you are outside of the US.

        You run away from a woman because of her attitude NOT her attractiveness.

        Only carefully reward ugly ladies, otherwise they will get a swollen head.

        Also remember, the taller a woman is … the smaller her pool of men, who is attractive to her and will be loyal, is.
        Never hesitate to bring that up in a public environment.

      • Yusef
        April 7, 2020 at 11:47 pm

        A woman living in a sewer is claiming independence and perseverance? Are we talking about the same person?

      • P Ray
        April 8, 2020 at 12:04 am

        Before she ended up there, yep she was.

      • P Ray
        April 24, 2020 at 7:24 am

        As you read this, sing to the song “Power of Love”, but substitute “Drug” for “Love”
        http://mikesouth.com/industry/a-brand-new-update-about-jenni-lees-homeless-situation-49855/
        A brand new update about Jenni Lee’s homeless situation!
        By XXX INSIDER Published AUGUST 25, 2019 INDUSTRY

        She is no longer in the tunnels, but living under a bridge, has a street boyfriend for companionship and safety, and unfortunately on a regular mix of drugs. She was offered assistance in the form of relocation into a private home, getting her IDs, enrolling into CalFresh and Medi-Cal, and counseling for both drugs and support therapy.

        It is unfortunate but she declined the offer, as we refused to also take in the boyfriend. We have been in touch with a young relative of hers, as well as the Dutch producers (look up Fremantle – they are behind it), Help of Southern Nevada and Search A Light.

        From the one hour face to face, we concluded that she is on the edge wanting the change, but is unwilling to let go of the boyfriend. While we are not doctors, we do believe she can recover, if she gets treatment now. The drugs are taking a heavy toll on her mentally and physically.

        Also, the power of an attractive man’s dick.
        Never forget that 50% of voting power, comes from people who cannot control the thirst for sex with Chad.

      • Mike CaCa
        April 24, 2020 at 12:14 pm

        “So be careful about donating to the fake fundraiser. It’s clearly a scam. The guy who posted it is in London and obviously doesn’t know her.”

        You didn’t go to the end of the article…

        …it didn’t say what you wanted it to say so you didn’t cite it…

        ….nice story brah, did you learn that one from David Futrelle???

      • P Ray
        April 25, 2020 at 1:09 am

        Lol, you’re a funny fella.

        You want to donate to anyone, it’s not my business.

        Merely wanted to point out that she really loves handsome druggies.

        If you are so interested in the mangina Futrelle, go here, a nice takedown.

        https://davidfutrelle.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/the-cult-of-drama/

        Remember, there is a link between systemic racism and feminism.

  11. Yusef
    April 25, 2020 at 8:49 am

    “Merely wanted to point out that she really loves handsome druggies.”

    How do you know he’s handsome? Have you seen his picture?

    What she really loves is drugs, handsome drugs. She loves ’em to death.

    Hey, is that really love? I think it is addiction and that’s not the same.

    • P Ray
      April 25, 2020 at 7:50 pm

      Excusing the decisions of women is what whiteknights do.
      Addictions can be beaten … unless you don’t want to do so.

  12. Yusef
    April 25, 2020 at 8:51 am

    Also, she fucked anything she was paid to fuck. Did you not see that?

    • P Ray
      April 25, 2020 at 7:49 pm

      If you think she only fucked people she was paid to fuck, no man would complain about not getting sex.
      Plus I’m pretty sure she fucked some guys for free.

      You seem to not see quite some things too.

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