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More Homeless Americans Living in Cars and Campers

• Time magazine
Tim Barker never thought he'd have to live in his truck. Four months ago, the plumber was in a one-bedroom apartment in California's San Fernando Valley, with a pool and a Jacuzzi. Then, on his birthday in October, he and 199 other plumbers were laid off by their union, Local 761 in Burbank. Now Barker's son sleeps on the sofa of his cousin's one-bedroom Hollywood apartment, and Barker sleeps on the roof of the apartment building — or in his 2003 Ford Ranger pickup.

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Comment by Maddawg Mcclowski
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 I had no Idea that Its against the law to live In my truck, What F*****G banker came up with this law. Who put there signature on  this law, UFB. If I have no where else to go the truck Is my new home, come knocking A**HOLE. everyone I know asks me where my sense of humor went !!!   WTF

Comment by Nick Bravo
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 As someone who has been jobless and homeless for over a year I can say that when one has the comfort, safety, and mobility of a car its easier in some ways and more difficult than others. Police have a history of preying on the weak and someone living in their car is the parfect prey for any cop on a power trip. We as a society rely so heavily on cars that if one doesn't have a car then ones life will literally come to a full stop. The solution is to live in small agrarian communities where one doesn't have to drive 20 miles just to get to work.

Comment by Lola Flores
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 Still, the wars for Empire rage on...