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Homeless may be put on ships

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by yoshy, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. yoshy

    yoshy Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2000 Messages: 738 Likes Received: 0
    this seems weird . . .


    With shelter scarce on dry land, the city is looking at cruise ships as possible lodging for the homeless.

    But top-of-the-line luxury liners with fancy restaurants, ballrooms and pools aren't in the picture for down-and-outers.

    A handful of city officials, led by Homeless Services Commissioner Linda Gibbs, will examine "a couple of retired cruise ships" in the Bahamas today, her spokesman said last night.

    The group will fly to the island on Mayor Bloomberg's private jet and return to the city tonight. He'll remain in New York.

    "It is just a factfinding mission, extremely preliminary. The trip is to determine if the ships would be safe and applicable to shelter homeless clients," the spokesman said.

    "We can't reject any idea that's offered," Gibbs told NBC-TV. "I think we have to be unafraid to think creatively and to explore options that maybe haven't been looked at in the past."

    The spokesman declined to say how many officials would accompany Gibbs and which agency they represented.

    About 36,000 people stay in shelters in the city each night, according to the Coalition for the Homeless. The city is bound by law to provide free temporary shelter to those who say they have no place to live.

    Bloomberg may have declined to go along because he's due at Ground Zero at 11 a.m. today with Gov. Pataki to unveil new plans for 7 World Trade Center.

    The city has used ships in novel ways before, putting prisoners on a converted barge in the East River in the early 1990s. The prison ship was reopened in 1998 for a time to house juvenile offenders. Originally published on November 20, 2002
  2. sneak

    sneak Guest

    your damn right im no.1
  3. yoshy

    yoshy Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2000 Messages: 738 Likes Received: 0
    took you long enough! now what do you think about the damn cruise ship
    idea you bad boy!
  4. sneak

    sneak Guest

    bad boy? please tell me you not coming on to me....but yeah it could <-- emphasis on that word, be a great idea.

    theres gona be a new wtc?
  5. yoshy

    yoshy Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2000 Messages: 738 Likes Received: 0
    we have casinos...and

    we could do prisons on ships again too i guess

    Hulks, Floating Hells: Prisons on the Water

    Since the late 1400s, galley ships have gradually been replaced by sailing ships. Rather than destroy the old vessels, many of them are transformed into floating prisons. By the late 1700s, these ships, commonly known as "hulks," are heavily relied upon to ease the overcrowding in land-based facilities. They are often referred to as "floating hells," or "hell holds," since the conditions are just as horrible as in traditional prisons_if not worse. During the American Revolution, many prisoners of war are held on such ships anchored in New York Harbor. Dead bodies are simply thrown overboard. This "temporary" solution to the problem of overcrowding remains a significant part of correctional practices until 1858, and the last hulk won't be put out of commission until 1875.

  6. sneak

    sneak Guest

  7. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    No, it will never happen......
  8. yoshy

    yoshy Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2000 Messages: 738 Likes Received: 0

    why not?

    and who the hell is gonna want to work on a homeless cruise ship? they
    are gonna be throwing each other overboard all day long!
  9. sneak

    sneak Guest

    i still wanna know why u called me "bad boy"....
  10. footsoldier

    footsoldier Senior Member

    Joined: May 23, 2000 Messages: 1,885 Likes Received: 2
    id like to live on a ship...it would be like the judge on the simpsosns who lived on a houseboat...
  11. yoshy

    yoshy Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2000 Messages: 738 Likes Received: 0
    i meant it in the most "heterosexual" wet towel slapping way. i am
    just feeling "spunky" today...

    on to floating prisons

  12. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    I'll go one step further...

    I'll be the skipper of the World's first America's Cup team made up entirely of rail hobos.
    We'll be cooking beans on the foredeck, leaving monikers on the hull, and
    plundering every single port we come into.

    I'd rather be sailing.
  13. rip

    rip Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 10, 2001 Messages: 2,667 Likes Received: 0
    and these retired cruise ships just "HAPPEND" to be in the bahamas. likely story. sounds like another paid vaction for some goverment officials.
  14. YinzerXpress

    YinzerXpress Guest

    floating prisons is a good ass idea....
  15. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,363 Likes Received: 299
    Right now the same sort of thing is happening. They want to get rid of the homeless sleeping on the streets. So they want to make it illegal. But all the shelters are filled up. So if your homeless and think your fucked already...