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Before my grandmother, who lived in Budapest (I'm half Hungarian, though I don't speak any, other than "köszönöm" and "szia"), passed away a decade or so ago, my family used to visit quite frequently. What always struck me were the homeless people and beggars you'd always see when you ventured outside. I don't know how things have developed in the past decade, but I can't help but thinking that cutbacks won't do much for them.

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" - Oscar Wilde
by NordicStorm (m<-at->sturmbaum.net) on Thu Mar 15th, 2007 at 08:17:00 AM EST

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