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Here in Vancouver...

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We've got a problem, somewhat like your wolves Mr. Mudshark, here in Vancouver. We've got a pack of not-quite-wild junkies hanging around an area called 'Gastown', among other areas. Seems our way of dealing with it is much like other municipalities. That is, we are encouraged to ignore them in hopes that they will simply go away. The police set the example and we humble citizens follow. Many people with Pathfinders and Volvos are told how they should deal with these creatures if confronted with them. I've heard the discussions in various cafes...
"Lolla told me that you should never get out of your car... even if you run one of them over..."
"I hear they'll kill you for five dollars..."
"I just avoid the area, especially if the bikes are hooked to the back of the truck..."
"there should be some kind of... commune for people like that... in the country... far in the country..."

Soon though, I'm sure the area will be developed, all sorts of condos will go up, and we'll be rid of the problem once and for all. Once the economy picks up again...
Or maybe the area will fall into greater disarray, squatters will take over... people will begin to barter for goods and services... and we'll be rid of the problem once and for all. Once the next Depression comes...

Either way, though, my dream of living in a tar-paper shack in the mountains has never been stronger!

"THINK BIG" I say.