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Family Homelessness Is On The Rise [Washington, D.C. area]
Associated Press ^ | October 14, 2012 12:00 AM | ANNIE GOWEN

Posted on 10/15/2012 12:07:25 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

Edited on 10/15/2012 12:16:35 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

When Janice Coe, a homeless advocate in Loudoun County, learned through her prayer group that a young woman was sleeping in the New Carrollton Metro station with a toddler and a 2-month-old, she sprang into action.

Coe contacted the young woman and arranged for her to take the train to Virginia, where she put the little family up in a Comfort Suites hotel. Then Coe began calling shelters to see who could take them.


(Excerpt) Read more at baltimore.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: homelessness; washingtondc

1 posted on 10/15/2012 12:07:31 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

Now we know Romney is going to win. The return of the homeless is always a sign that there is a Republican president.


2 posted on 10/15/2012 12:10:19 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Hunton Peck

To: MSM
From: The OBamadork Collection of Felon/Cretins

Please note that there are no homeless - now.

Should our election cheating not work, you may report on the millions of newly discovered homeless in Feb 2013.


3 posted on 10/15/2012 12:10:22 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

That was exactly my same thought!


4 posted on 10/15/2012 12:15:32 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Hunton Peck

When Janice Coe, a homeless advocate in Loudoun County, learned through her prayer group that a young woman was sleeping in the New Carrollton Metro station with a toddler and a 2-month-old, she sprang into action.


The story starts out good, then the answer become govt.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 12:17:20 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.))
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To: Hunton Peck

Funny how the AP suddenly mentions “prayer group” in a positive tone.


6 posted on 10/15/2012 12:18:58 PM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Yup. In 2008 you couldn’t pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV without seeing a heart wrenching story of people being forclosed on and living in their cars. I haven’t seen one since Obama was elected.


7 posted on 10/15/2012 12:20:02 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Hunton Peck

Bush's Fault


8 posted on 10/15/2012 12:24:35 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Romney vs Obama, Round One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyNxHOZiQPA)
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To: Hunton Peck

Should this be possible?

No government largesse for them?


9 posted on 10/15/2012 12:26:35 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: PeterPrinciple

Her prayer group has an updated edition of the New Testament:

And Jesus said: “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you BY THE GOVERNMENT from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and THE GOVERNMENT gave me food, I was thirsty and THE GOVERNMENT gave me something to drink . . . . . “


10 posted on 10/15/2012 12:30:18 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Hunton Peck

hmmmm? They’re reporting this while The Won is still in the WH?

I thought we weren’t going to be hearing about the homeless until noon on January 20th.


11 posted on 10/15/2012 12:32:47 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1364 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: GeronL

“No government largesse for them?”

Not enough private charity in the land of government largesse, either, apparently, nor enough private industry to support either.


12 posted on 10/15/2012 12:37:08 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck
Funny that the MSM suddenly noticed the homeless when Romney
pulled ahead in the polls... that didn't take long!


13 posted on 10/15/2012 12:38:50 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I was just going to say it must be Reagan’s fault.


14 posted on 10/15/2012 12:43:37 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Hunton Peck; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ..

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


15 posted on 10/15/2012 12:44:29 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Washington DC is the wealthiest city in the country. Why can’t these wealthy bums take care of people in need?


16 posted on 10/15/2012 12:45:30 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: PeterPrinciple

We actually have a woman here who has created a shelter called New Beginnings without government help. She has fundraisers and spends most of her own money from a job as a cashier at a supermarket.

She has managed to get a couple of homes and she takes them in and helps them get on their feet by teaching them skills and helping them to get jobs. I donate to her, she does a great job.


17 posted on 10/15/2012 12:49:16 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Hunton Peck

Homeless families are the most “appreciated” homeless, and benefit the most from intelligent religious charity.

And I mean “charity”, not “charities”. I’ve seen how a single church can support and recover half a dozen homeless families at once, getting them a place to stay, food and clothing, schooling for their children, employment for the parents, and “community integration” long enough to stabilize their situation as “returned to prosperity”. And do all of that at low cost.

In the process it also tends to create a rock solid congregation as well, with both current and new members. What’s not to like?


18 posted on 10/15/2012 12:49:34 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Hunton Peck

Hasn’t Obummer taken care of all these people? Hasn’t she received her Obama phone yet?


19 posted on 10/15/2012 12:58:16 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: popdonnelly

“Why can’t these wealthy bums take care of people in need?”

Priorities. There are solar panels in Budapest that need to built.

Oh, and you’re not paying enough taxes.


20 posted on 10/15/2012 1:05:10 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck
young woman was sleeping in the New Carrollton Metro station with a toddler and a 2-month-old, she sprang into action.

Hmmm... I just read that FLOTUS said that we are in a recovery!!

I guess this lady being homeless is Bush's fault...

21 posted on 10/15/2012 1:09:47 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: Da Coyote
Should our election cheating not work, you may report on the millions of newly discovered homeless in Feb on Jan 21, 2013, 12:03 PM.
22 posted on 10/15/2012 1:17:22 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: tiki

We actually have a woman here who has created a shelter called New Beginnings without government help.


I started a freedom house for guys out of prison, charged them low rent to teach them accountablilty. Local churches thought I was evil for charging them rent so started their own ministry and put me out of business. They got tired of subsisdzing the free loaders and quit too. so now there is nothing.


23 posted on 10/15/2012 1:27:22 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.))
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To: PeterPrinciple

“They got tired of subsisdzing the free loaders and quit too. so now there is nothing.”

The pilgrims at the Plymouth colony made those same types of mistakes and their colony nearly collapsed. Only when they instituted Paul’s golden rule of responsibility...”If ye don’t work, ye don’t eat” was the Plymouth colony able to survive and then to thrive!


24 posted on 10/15/2012 2:06:56 PM PDT by mdmathis6 (We have grieved the Holy Spirit, with our Dark hearts and dark minds turned against God!)
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To: mdmathis6

did you get my point, they put me out of businees and gave free rent to the excons and then when they got tired of it they shut down.

These were do gooders, liberals in the church................


25 posted on 10/15/2012 2:18:59 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.))
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To: Hunton Peck
WOW!!!
Just in time for a Republican President!!!
Imagine that!!!!

26 posted on 10/15/2012 2:21:41 PM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: PeterPrinciple

I got your point. The Pilgrims were into the notion of “commonwealth”, a type of communism. Everything was to be shared, notions about accumulating wealth were considered evil. The big issue was that the industrious worked hard while the layabouts did nothing to contribute...thus there was nothing in the “common storehouse” when winter famine and sickness struck. (Thus friendly indians had to “help out”).

Such “heavenly minded” commonwealth(read also communism) minded types in the churches you describe put you out of business and discovered they couldn’t handle the load. I wonder if any of them ever learned any lessons from this.

When you ran your enterprise did you have many folks who didn’t “make their rent’? Were there special situations of which you had to show some “flexibility”? What was going on that your enterprise came to the attention of these “do gooders” anyway? I wonder why they felt they had to “compete” with you? ( I’m not being critical, I sympathize with your side of it. The irony of your situation reminded me of that “commonwealth” chapter of the Plymouth colony that historians gloss over because it puts socialism in a bad light!)


28 posted on 10/15/2012 2:46:26 PM PDT by mdmathis6 (We have grieved the Holy Spirit, with our Dark hearts and dark minds turned against God!)
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To: mdmathis6

I was evil because I was charging rent for those poor people. An yes,I ate a lot of lost rent. It was not break even


29 posted on 10/15/2012 2:54:55 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.))
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To: Hugin
Yup. In 2008 you couldn’t pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV without seeing a heart wrenching story of people being forclosed on and living in their cars. I haven’t seen one since Obama was elected.

Followed by the price of gasoline and how bad it it hurting 'folks'. Then lastly a somber update on any casualties from Bush's wars including the new up-to-date totals!

30 posted on 10/15/2012 3:42:58 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: PeterPrinciple

That is so sad.


31 posted on 10/16/2012 1:05:32 AM PDT by tiki
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