Footage from the Third World

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The streets are filthy and thick with rubbish. They don't look as if any street cleaner has bothered to try cleaning them in a long time. But then, it would be hard to clean them what with the dozens of patched up plastic hovels for homeless people that crowd the pavements forcing pedestrians to step out onto the street. As you'll see from this video, they go on for street after street after street. The people wander in and out of the traffic, heedless to the danger.

At 2 minutes 14 seconds, just right of centre near the bottom of the screen, you see what seems to be someone rolling around agitatedly in the dirt.

The video caption (which is in Spanish) says the 20,000 people live homeless on these mean streets. That's the entire population of Mullingar sleeping on pavements in plastic hovels every night of the week.

However, in the distance, one can occasionally glimpse ultramodern skyscrapers that would not look out of place in a wealthy, modern city. You see, the video is not from some desperately poor African city that's thronged with refugees from war or natural disaster. It's from the United States and was filmed in Los Angeles city centre six days ago on Christmas Day 2017 - in the richest city in one of the richest states in one of the world's wealthiest countries.

EDIT: To end the confusion (some people didn't read the OP and assumed it's about Africa), this video seems to be a far longer version of the one in the link. It's over 37 minutes long.

[video=youtube;e8fsfwo6R-Y]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8fsfwo6R-Y[/video]
 
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The streets are filthy and thick with rubbish. They don't look as if any street cleaner has bothered to try cleaning them in a long time. But then, it would be hard to clean them what with the dozens of patched up plastic hovels for homeless people that crowd the pavements forcing pedestrians to step out onto the street. As you'll see from this video, they go on for street after street after street. The people wander in and out of the traffic, heedless to the danger.

At 2 minutes 14 seconds, just right of centre near the bottom of the screen, you see what seems to be someone rolling around agitatedly in the dirt.

The video caption (which is in Spanish) says the 20,000 people live homeless on these mean streets. That's the entire population of Mullingar sleeping on pavements in plastic hovels every night of the week.

However, in the distance, one can occasionally glimpse ultramodern skyscrapers that would not look out of place in a wealthy, modern city. You see, the video is not from some desperately poor African city that's thronged with refugees from war or natural disaster. It's from the United States and was filmed in Los Angeles city centre six days ago on Christmas Day 2017 - in the richest city in one of the richest states in one of the world's wealthiest countries.
Naw - that's in Africa man.
 

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Nothing new here. Ancient Rome was the wealthiest city on the Planet and yet it had grim streets and nasty ghettoes.
 

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at least they have the weather
 

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The streets are filthy and thick with rubbish. They don't look as if any street cleaner has bothered to try cleaning them in a long time. But then, it would be hard to clean them what with the dozens of patched up plastic hovels for homeless people that crowd the pavements forcing pedestrians to step out onto the street. As you'll see from this video, they go on for street after street after street. The people wander in and out of the traffic, heedless to the danger.

At 2 minutes 14 seconds, just right of centre near the bottom of the screen, you see what seems to be someone rolling around agitatedly in the dirt.

The video caption (which is in Spanish) says the 20,000 people live homeless on these mean streets. That's the entire population of Mullingar sleeping on pavements in plastic hovels every night of the week.

However, in the distance, one can occasionally glimpse ultramodern skyscrapers that would not look out of place in a wealthy, modern city. You see, the video is not from some desperately poor African city that's thronged with refugees from war or natural disaster. It's from the United States and was filmed in Los Angeles city centre six days ago on Christmas Day 2017 - in the richest city in one of the richest states in one of the world's wealthiest countries.
raise you paris :D

[video=youtube;mb3rNkkCAJY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb3rNkkCAJY[/video]
 

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Nothing new here. Ancient Rome was the wealthiest city on the Planet and yet it had grim streets and nasty ghettoes.
Every city has its inequalities but this stuff is startling, an order of magnitude worse than anything I've seen anywhere. Far worse than Manila or any where in North Africa I've been in. Even Delhi 20 years ago was cleaner that that.

I don't blame Catalpast for thinking it was somewhere in Africa.
 

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raise you paris :D

[video=youtube;mb3rNkkCAJY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb3rNkkCAJY[/video]
That's a once-off scene after an incident of disorder.

The morning after Electric Picnic often isn't pretty either but the footage in the OP is 24/7/365.
 

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Atrocious
Thankfully we support these countries with foreign aid
All the best to them
 

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The streets are filthy and thick with rubbish. They don't look as if any street cleaner has bothered to try cleaning them in a long time. But then, it would be hard to clean them what with the dozens of patched up plastic hovels for homeless people that crowd the pavements forcing pedestrians to step out onto the street. As you'll see from this video, they go on for street after street after street. The people wander in and out of the traffic, heedless to the danger.

At 2 minutes 14 seconds, just right of centre near the bottom of the screen, you see what seems to be someone rolling around agitatedly in the dirt.

The video caption (which is in Spanish) says the 20,000 people live homeless on these mean streets. That's the entire population of Mullingar sleeping on pavements in plastic hovels every night of the week.

However, in the distance, one can occasionally glimpse ultramodern skyscrapers that would not look out of place in a wealthy, modern city. You see, the video is not from some desperately poor African city that's thronged with refugees from war or natural disaster. It's from the United States and was filmed in Los Angeles city centre six days ago on Christmas Day 2017 - in the richest city in one of the richest states in one of the world's wealthiest countries.
Looks like a dystopian version of the distant future - set in 2017.
 

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The streets are filthy and thick with rubbish. They don't look as if any street cleaner has bothered to try cleaning them in a long time. But then, it would be hard to clean them what with the dozens of patched up plastic hovels for homeless people that crowd the pavements forcing pedestrians to step out onto the street. As you'll see from this video, they go on for street after street after street. The people wander in and out of the traffic, heedless to the danger.

At 2 minutes 14 seconds, just right of centre near the bottom of the screen, you see what seems to be someone rolling around agitatedly in the dirt.

The video caption (which is in Spanish) says the 20,000 people live homeless on these mean streets. That's the entire population of Mullingar sleeping on pavements in plastic hovels every night of the week.

However, in the distance, one can occasionally glimpse ultramodern skyscrapers that would not look out of place in a wealthy, modern city. You see, the video is not from some desperately poor African city that's thronged with refugees from war or natural disaster. It's from the United States and was filmed in Los Angeles city centre six days ago on Christmas Day 2017 - in the richest city in one of the richest states in one of the world's wealthiest countries.
I reject the term "Third World", and never use it.

Are there really three worlds? Last time I looked we were all on the same planet.

"Developing countries" usually covers everything that is meant by the term.
 

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There's only so much you can do with African genetics. These people are poor because they dropped out of school, got involved in drugs and preferred that way of life over making an honest living through hard work. Their ancestor were hunter gathers and genes aren't used to the 9 -5 lifestyle that Europeans and east Asians adapted when transitioned into agricultural cultures 12,000 - 14,000 years ago.

I expect Ireland to have the same issues over the next century as we continue to entertain asylum claims from Nigerians. Africans just don't share the same work ethic as we do.
 

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I reject the term "Third World", and never use it.

Are there really three worlds? Last time I looked we were all on the same planet.

"Developing countries" usually covers everything that is meant by the term.
"Developing" can be a euphemism for "poor and not really getting much richer fast".

Anyway, I chose a deliberately debatable term just to accentuate the irony.
 

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I reject the term "Third World", and never use it.

Are there really three worlds? Last time I looked we were all on the same planet.

"Developing countries" usually covers everything that is meant by the term.
Theres a clip in the documentary 'Spin' from 1995 where a trauma surgeon is talking about his experiences working in LA and in the 'third world'. He say the difference is in the third world there is hope for the future, in LA's poor neighbourhoods there is none.

The conversation was taped during the ad break of a 'good morning america' (or similar) TV show. The producer tells the doctor not to say that on air. The ad break ends, and the doctor talks about something uplifiting instead.

God Bless America.
 

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There's only so much you can do with African genetics. These people are poor because they dropped out of school, got involved in drugs and preferred that way of life over making an honest living through hard work. Their ancestor were hunter gathers and genes aren't used to the 9 -5 lifestyle that Europeans and east Asians adapted when transitioned into agricultural cultures 12,000 - 14,000 years ago.

I expect Ireland to have the same issues over the next century as we continue to entertain asylum claims from Nigerians. Africans just don't share the same work ethic as we do.
Sweet Divine Lord....! The footage is not from Africa; it's from the USA. Read the whole OP.

I'm tagging Ionsniffer here too since he seems to have made the same error.

Atrocious
Thankfully we support these countries with foreign aid
All the best to them
 


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