[Noisebridge-discuss] lets help Laurent by helping him move... out

Gopiballava Flaherty gopiballava at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 22:37:15 UTC 2012

I see some analogies here with drug policy and harm reduction. If there was a shower, would he use it? Would the classrooms stink less? Would that end up making people try less hard to solve the problem and thus increase the permanent resident count?


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On Feb 21, 2012, at 14:02, Arnold Murray <arnold.murray at ymail.com> wrote:

> Besides sleeping in the space when he thinks no one can see him,
> my concern with Laurent is he smells really bad.  I am really afraid
> he sees Noisebridge not as a step up to better things, but as a terminal
> destination.  He'll keep puttering around in the space until the
> Ohlone show up and reclaim the Mission from the evils of western
> civilization and Mission Creek is totally daylighted.  As it stands,
> he's not going anywhere.  He's comfortable. 
> How can get help for Laurent?  He hasn't flipped out and threatened 
> to kill anyone or convert people into zines.  If I were homeless,
> Noisebridge would be Shangri-La for me.  Free food!  Wifi!  People
> will mend my clothes!  Cool, interesting people!  
> I really want him to succeed in life, but success should not be measured in how bad the stench in Turing or Church is.
> Doesn't someone on the list aggregate all homeless services in SF?
> Can you introduce Laurent to the many fine services SF pays for,
> and get him out of the space?
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