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Channel 4 Unreported World 7.30 - 8.00

Unreported World

RUSA: Down and Out

Reporter Ramita Navai and director Clancy Chassay travel across America, from Chicago to Los Angeles via Nashville, meeting middle-class people who have become homeless as a result of the financial crisis. They discover an increasing number of families that are struggling to hold down low-paid jobs, and receive little government assistance, forcing them to live in cars or one of the burgeoning `tent cities'

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Yeah sounds like it's worth a watch thanks. If only it were like that here!

Be careful what you wish for.

I'm all for a huge drop in house prices but there are some mean spirited people in this forum! <_<

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Yeah sounds like it's worth a watch thanks. If only it were like that here!

I can only assume that you are being ironic, if not then thats a pretty repugnant sentiment to express,

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Be careful what you wish for.

I'm all for a huge drop in house prices but there are some mean spirited people in this forum! <_<

I'm one of them!

I would like it to be only the morons who get punished but it won't. A house price crash will effect innocent and prudent not just the reckless maybe I'll suffer maybe not. All you can do is stay sensible and hope for the best.

But as I said if only it were like that here.

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I'm one of them!

I would like it to be only the morons who get punished but it won't. A house price crash will effect innocent and prudent not just the reckless maybe I'll suffer maybe not. All you can do is stay sensible and hope for the best.

But as I said if only it were like that here.

Just watched this at my sisters house and it was quite sombre. The iffy point was when interviewed one of them said all sorts of people ended up there or held their jobs while still being homeless. Or that some of the people there were highly qualified and couldn't find work. A bit of a mirror reflection of myself. I'm supposed to be heavily qualified yet can't find anything halfway decent.

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For channel 4 to follow this program with a property porn show almost beggars belief!

Yep, I was watching it, feeling sorry for the yanks.... Then BOOM. Back in ol' blighty. 'Homes in the sun' Why have only one house, when you can have two! Export our kind of misery all over the world for only £185,000. Yeah! ****** the yanks. :o

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For channel 4 to follow this program with a property porn show almost beggars belief!

lol + 1 , It's heinous

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I'm one of them!

I would like it to be only the morons who get punished but it won't. A house price crash will effect innocent and prudent not just the reckless maybe I'll suffer maybe not. All you can do is stay sensible and hope for the best.

But as I said if only it were like that here.

Punished you sound like a school teacher talking about a naughty child . We saw people , some working some not living rough , sleeping in tent's , a mother living under a bridge and seperated from her children as they were with relatives.

We saw a charity giving out food , and saying that the numbers keep increasing , some of the people in the programme might have been foolish but the people who need to be sorted or ( punished ) as you like to say are in the banks in Wall Street . But they are not being taken to task they are getting massive bounuses again . That is how fu---d the whole system is :-

And you say only if it were like that here , your SICK

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Punished you sound like a school teacher talking about a naughty child . We saw people , some working some not living rough , sleeping in tent's , a mother living under a bridge and seperated from her children as they were with relatives.

We saw a charity giving out food , and saying that the numbers keep increasing , some of the people in the programme might have been foolish but the people who need to be sorted or ( punished ) as you like to say are in the banks in Wall Street . But they are not being taken to task they are getting massive bounuses again . That is how fu---d the whole system is :-

And you say only if it were like that here , your SICK

I did watch it, it is terrible for the people who, through no fault of their own end up in a situation like that. (as I said I could easily be one of them if it happened here) But the banks are not solely to blame. Just because someone says they will lend you frivolous amounts of money doesn't mean you have to take it. Such people are as much, if not more to blame than the banks. It's shame the program didn't go into the behind why they were homeless.

If it doesn't happen here now it's only going to be worse when It inevitably does.

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I did watch it, it is terrible for the people who, through no fault of their own end up in a situation like that. (as I said I could easily be one of them if it happened here) But the banks are not solely to blame. Just because someone says they will lend you frivolous amounts of money doesn't mean you have to take it. Such people are as much, if not more to blame than the banks. It's shame the program didn't go into the behind why they were homeless.

If it doesn't happen here now it's only going to be worse when It inevitably does.

Without going into the reasons of who did what and who has the bigger blame to take , it is totally wrong in the 21St century in western countries that have had and still do have massive resources and an abundance of empty property that people are homeless . More than anything else it is currently in the vested intrest of the system that people and not just adults children as well are abandoned on to the streets.

The whole housing system needs sorting , not just for the benefit of people that have fallen through societys cracks but also for the benefit of the economy as a whole .

It can be sorted and in this country it can be sorted without the need for us to end up on the same path as the U.S.A.

You say if it doesn't happen here now it will be worse when it inevitably does. Rubbish we can get things sorted without resorting to that , however you stated " If only it was like that here " . That is where I came in and told you to wish for that puts you in the SICK group of thinking and i stand by that .

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Without going into the reasons of who did what and who has the bigger blame to take , it is totally wrong in the 21St century in western countries that have had and still do have massive resources and an abundance of empty property that people are homeless . More than anything else it is currently in the vested intrest of the system that people and not just adults children as well are abandoned on to the streets.

The whole housing system needs sorting , not just for the benefit of people that have fallen through societys cracks but also for the benefit of the economy as a whole .

It can be sorted and in this country it can be sorted without the need for us to end up on the same path as the U.S.A.

You say if it doesn't happen here now it will be worse when it inevitably does. Rubbish we can get things sorted without resorting to that , however you stated " If only it was like that here " . That is where I came in and told you to wish for that puts you in the SICK group of thinking and i stand by that .

Fair enough, I'm sick then.

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Yeah sounds like it's worth a watch thanks. If only it were like that here!

You won't want that! Neither is it necessary in the course of ahouse price correction.

In fact there has always been a huge underclass in the USA of about 35million homeless incomeless folk. Nobody normally sees them. But now that part of the populace is increasing rapidly. We are more civilised here and provide better benefits. Right wing I may be, but I would be prepared to pay more tax not to see people suffer like that here.

In the USA they think all such help is socialism which is akin to communism to them. I think is it an important function of the state to provide anet through which people should not be able to fall.

1 IN 8 ADULTS AND 1 IN 4 CHILDREN, IN THE USA, ARE LIVING ON FOOD STAMPS RIGHT NOW.

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I did watch it, it is terrible for the people who, through no fault of their own end up in a situation like that. (as I said I could easily be one of them if it happened here) But the banks are not solely to blame. Just because someone says they will lend you frivolous amounts of money doesn't mean you have to take it. Such people are as much, if not more to blame than the banks. It's shame the program didn't go into the behind why they were homeless.

If it doesn't happen here now it's only going to be worse when It inevitably does.

You can say the borrowers are fools to take on silly loans and maybe they are. But, there should be regulation to prevent it. People are only human and if they are offered a dream home which the bank says they can have, they will take it. We need to stop blaming and just get on with sensible regulation.

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You say if it doesn't happen here now it will be worse when it inevitably does. Rubbish we can get things sorted without resorting to that , however you stated " If only it was like that here " . That is where I came in and told you to wish for that puts you in the SICK group of thinking and i stand by that .

Sometimes things have to get very bad before people realise and will do something about it. Concentrated short term misery or unending unhappiness...it isn't always obvious which is the best.

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Sometimes things have to get very bad before people realise and will do something about it. Concentrated short term misery or unending unhappiness...it isn't always obvious which is the best.

We are in one big mess , the cost of housing and the damaged economy is biteing and will bite more and more people . However what ever way we deal with this we do not need people hoping that we see mothers and children out on the streets as they do in the wounderful U.S. of A.

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America is a very dispersed and widespread society, the majority of people getting by would not really notice the huge shanty towns begining to grow twenty miles down the road. Also it's disconcerting how many of the economically downtrodden are non-white, while the majority of those ridiculous Teabaggers are pretty white. Take a look at this essay Atlas Shrieked and it gives one reason why there's many useful idiots in the States who suck up to the legions of evil megacorporations behind the current economic mess and spit on the millions of Neoliberal victims.

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On a related note, I've just been reading about how US folks living in 30s, got by in the Great Depression Story Project

Do us a favour and start a topic using this in the OT, we're starved of brain food in the basement.

Good find.

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You won't want that! Neither is it necessary in the course of ahouse price correction.

In fact there has always been a huge underclass in the USA of about 35million homeless incomeless folk. Nobody normally sees them. But now that part of the populace is increasing rapidly. We are more civilised here and provide better benefits. Right wing I may be, but I would be prepared to pay more tax not to see people suffer like that here.

In the USA they think all such help is socialism which is akin to communism to them. I think is it an important function of the state to provide anet through which people should not be able to fall.

1 IN 8 ADULTS AND 1 IN 4 CHILDREN, IN THE USA, ARE LIVING ON FOOD STAMPS RIGHT NOW.

I may say some horrible things sometimes but it's just get angry. I don't want to see people on te streets like that here and didn't like seeing the people like it over there. I too would be happy to pay more tax if they went to those who truely needed and deserved it.

Can we really have a proper HPC without ending up in a similar situation here?

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