I actually was wondering about this. My [adult] daughter was a amused to hear of the Waffle House Index when I mentioned it. It was on Saturday as we faced our first section of closed road on Dorchester between Bacon's Bridge and Trolley near Ashborough Subdivision.
Good luck to the Lowcountry Herald in adapting your process to these new regulations. You provide a much needed service to the whole community- not only the homeless among us. For as much as some wish to deny it, we all share a common humanity.
The homeless camps need to be dealt with immediately.
Anyone who can and will be helped, should be housed, gotten into every applicable program, and assigned an active social worker.
Beyond vague ruminations on mental illness, I have absolutely no idea why some persons prefer not to live in homes. But these folks can be helped, too. Perhaps a drive to buy an acre or five of land in an area accessible by bus (for medical and other appointments) could be purchased and turned into an outdoor "camp" with minimal rules and supervision.
(1) Fixed objects are a factor in 20% of traffic fatalities;
(2) trees are a factor in half of that 20%, so about 10%
(3) if trees are replaced, traffic barrier fatalities, currently at 8%, will surely increase;
(4) trees provide benefits that concrete barriers do not, in addition to blocking blinding sunlight, they block blinding headlights from oncoming traffic, give a wider "wake-up" zone for inattentive or dozing drivers, look 1,000 more attractive, and help provide oxygen for a needy planet.
To Ima Oldman:
Then you must consider that if one (a) intends to provoke a particular response with ones actions, and (b) is successful, so that one (c) may make a point to the world; then it is extremely counterproductive to stress that one set out (a) in order to (b) and (c).
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