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Old December 15th, 2006, 08:00 AM   #401
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i think they are only poor not because of the economy but because they are lazy and are not assertive enough to try to make their lives better.
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Old December 15th, 2006, 08:22 AM   #402
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i think they are only poor not because of the economy but because they are lazy and are not assertive enough to try to make their lives better.
I think the reason is some of them are rejected by their families or are ashamed to return to their families because they are not successful. But there was a documented case of salarymen working in top firms but coming home in their boxed homes.

You have to note that even in the most developed countries, not everyone benifited from the economic boom
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Old December 15th, 2006, 03:05 PM   #403
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I dunno why the discussion has only been around Asian cities, but to me, Seattle & London are also futuristic. May be Washington DC, where NASA is located, and Silicon Valley, San Jose etc too.
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WANCH, there are `homeless` people in Tokyo and other Japanese cities but they are not poor.

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Old December 17th, 2006, 05:17 PM   #405
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American cities have plenty of homeless people, but that doesn't make the US less futuristic. It's just a wider income gap. The entire country may still have a lot of smart and talented people to push the knowledge-based economy ahead amidst all the poor and stupid.
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Old December 17th, 2006, 05:20 PM   #406
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i think they are only poor not because of the economy but because they are lazy and are not assertive enough to try to make their lives better.
Japan went through a very painful economic burst in the late 1980s. Even now they haven't fully recovered and major economic reforms are only progressing slowly as the government isn't willing to change their ways since it will affect millions of jobs. The first ones to go were the suicides after property / stock prices plunged.
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Old December 18th, 2006, 05:18 AM   #407
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WANCH, there are `homeless` people in Tokyo and other Japanese cities but they are not poor.
And we have them in HK as well and they're not poor.
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Old December 18th, 2006, 05:40 AM   #408
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And we have them in HK as well and they're not poor.
Yeah, and they sleep without clothes. I have seen many kinda poverties around the world,in Africa, in Southeast Asia, in China, in Europe and so on, but the most tragic and the most heart-breaking poverty I`ve ever seen in my whole life is to see a group of young men sleeping without clothes on the streets of Hong Kong .
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Yeah, and they sleep without clothes. I have seen many kinda poverties around the world,in Africa, in Southeast Asia, in China, in Europe and so on, but the most tragic and the most heart-breaking poverty I`ve ever seen in my whole life is to see a group of young men sleeping without clothes on the streets of Hong Kong .
Been living in HK all my life and I have NEVER seen any homeless sleep without clothes. Though I saw a gwailo begging in Pedder St. several years back.
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Old December 18th, 2006, 06:57 AM   #410
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Been living in HK all my life and I have NEVER seen any homeless sleep without clothes. Though I saw a gwailo begging in Pedder St. several years back.
I saw them on my FIRST DAY of my trip to Hong Kong. Where is the welfare system to curb this issue ?
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Old December 18th, 2006, 09:15 AM   #411
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Skyprince put a sock in it you're ******* boring mate.

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Though I saw a gwailo begging in Pedder St. several years back.
Hint: If you're not doing so well start begging in Lan Kwai Fong in the wee hours of the morning on Saturdays and Sundays.

Should make money in no time.
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love to hear the reason
reason for what?
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Can anyone answer how a futuristic city cannot have homeless people? Are we assuming futurism = equal distribution of wealth? Capitalism, the driver of the knowledge-based economy and innovation, thrives on the inequal distribution of wealth, hence so little of the world's riches is held by the mass.
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Old December 21st, 2006, 09:00 AM   #414
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Can anyone answer how a futuristic city cannot have homeless people? Are we assuming futurism = equal distribution of wealth? Capitalism, the driver of the knowledge-based economy and innovation, thrives on the inequal distribution of wealth, hence so little of the world's riches is held by the mass.
Communism is the only system I know that has equal distribution or equality in social class and it failed in alot of countries
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Old December 21st, 2006, 09:06 AM   #415
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Communism is the only system I know that has equal distribution or equality in social class and it failed in alot of countries
Capitalism has also failed in a lot of countries. They key to futurism is wealth, and wealth can be generated in any ideology. Income disparities tend to occur much more drastically in totalitarian and war-time governments.
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Old December 24th, 2006, 08:12 PM   #416
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Brasília(Brasil)
According to the original plan -- which Brasília must follow -- the city is constantly under construction.

UNESCO has declared Brasília a World Heritage Site.























































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Old January 21st, 2007, 05:24 AM   #417
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The Future is Shanghai
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Old January 21st, 2007, 05:32 AM   #418
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I think many people are forgetting MOSCOW !
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Old January 21st, 2007, 06:38 AM   #419
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Brasilia looks very very nice ! I also like Canberra , Astana, and cities alikes.
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Old January 21st, 2007, 07:17 AM   #420
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Not moscow, geez.

Obviousley Tokyo. 30 millions people, dense living, Bullet trains, Harujuku etc..
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