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  • Camden shuts down its tent cities

    05/22/2014 8:52:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 14, 2014: 1:18 PM ET | Blake Ellis
    For Michael Powell, a 53-year-old ex-convict, his tent off the highway in Camden, N.J., is what he has called home for nearly a decade. But on Tuesday, he and dozens of others living in homeless encampments known as “tent cities” throughout Camden were forced out—leaving many of them homeless all over again. The eviction was conducted by the state of New Jersey, as well as Camden county and city, for health and safety reasons. […] Amid the commotion on Tuesday, Gino Lewis, director of housing at the Camden County Improvement Authority, assured people that the county would work to find...
  • S.F. homeless youth count nears 1,000 despite spending ( $165 million a year )

    03/12/2014 2:40:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 12, 2014 | Heather Knight
    San Francisco spends $165 million a year on services for homeless people, but all that money hasn't made a dent in the homeless population in at least nine years. And in fact, the city's homeless tally may have long been underestimated. In addition to the 6,436 homeless adults counted during one night last year, a separate daytime count specifically of homeless youth found 914 children and young adults living in San Francisco without parents or guardians and without a roof over their heads. These findings are part of a new report by Harvey Rose, the budget and legislative analyst for...
  • Lake man's body was buried beneath mulch outside his retirement home

    01/14/2014 2:52:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 13, 2014 | Henry Pierson Curtis and Jerry Fallstrom
    Jesse Wachter's neighbors knew him as a "down-to-earth" guy who retired to hang out with his little white dog and tool around in his golf cart and Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Now they've learned that the 63-year-old resident of the Mid Florida Lakes mobile-home park, who hadn't been seen in weeks, is dead — buried in a grave covered with bags of mulch outside his home.... ....Several years ago, Wachter helped abduct his son's children from their mother in a violent confrontation near Orlando, court records show. His son, Jesse Jr., and the children's mother, Jessica Thigpen, remain held in the Lake...
  • Addiction ravaging Afghanistan called ‘a tsunami’

    11/04/2013 4:39:00 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 14 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 03, 2013 | Azam Ahmed
    The number of drug users in Afghanistan is estimated to be as high as 1.6 million, or about 5.3 percent of the population, among the highest rates in the world. Nationwide, 1 in 10 urban households has at least one drug user, according to a recent report from the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. In the city of Herat, it is 1 in 5. From 2005 to 2009, the use of opiates doubled, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, putting Afghanistan on par with Russia and Iran, and the number of heroin users jumped...
  • Cigarette sales, smokers decline (8.1%)

    07/27/2010 6:16:26 PM PDT · by Drango · 28 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 27, 2010 | Tiffany Hsu
    Price increases, health concerns and restrictions on where people can light up lead to a 8.1% drop in sales in the most recent fiscal year. Taking a puff in California is getting to be a drag, with health concerns and high prices pushing cigarette sales in the most recent fiscal year to their steepest plunge in a decade.Californians bought 8.1% fewer cigarettes in fiscal 2009 — which ended June 30 — than a year earlier, according to a report Tuesday from the California State Board of Equalization. Since peaking in fiscal 1980 with 2.8 billion packs, cigarette sales has tumbled...
  • Ron Paul Throws Israel Under the Bus

    06/03/2010 5:49:37 AM PDT · by wtc911 · 114 replies · 1,800+ views
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    Ron Paul just threw Israel under the bus on Imus.
  • More guests for the Freedom Watch Tea Party Summit: Rand Paul, Jim DeMint, others

    06/08/2010 9:12:38 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 6 replies · 35+ views
    Fox News ^ | 06/07/2010
    Joining Judge Napolitano for his Freedom Watch television debut will be a few more stellar guests. Earlier it was announced that Ron Paul and Sarah Palin would be joining the show. Now weÂ’ve received word that the following guests are also scheduled to appear: â– Dr. Rand Paul â– Senator Jim DeMint â– Rep. Michelle Bachman â– Dick Armey Tune in this Saturday at 10am Eastern to Fox Business Channel for the debut.
  • Ron Paul, whose side are you on?

    06/11/2010 2:50:02 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 22 replies · 588+ views
    Renew America ^ | 06-10-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    Everybody takes sides. When the chips are down on important issues, everybody can eventually be found on a side of their choosing. Those that claim to be neutral on the important issues of life are either ignorant of the reality of where they truly stand or are attempting to deceive someone.
  • Sarah Palin Vs Ron Paul Debate (full 45 mins stream)

    06/12/2010 1:03:10 PM PDT · by 4rcane · 131 replies · 5,461+ views
    been waiting for this for a long time
  • New Zealand mayor in call to sterilise underclass(Mayor on Drug Addicts and Criminals)

    11/02/2009 6:07:34 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 5 replies · 612+ views
    WA today New Zealand ^ | 30/10/2009 | Tamara McLean
    A famously-rude Kiwi politician has proposed a new solution to the country's dire child abuse problem - sterilise the "underclass". Michael Laws - who stirred up contempt by calling the late Tongan King a "bloated brown slug" - has again hit headlines for the wrong reasons. The regional mayor claimed that the children of social security beneficiaries, drug addicts and criminals had little chance in life and were prime targets for child abuse. Sterilising their parents was the best solution, he brazenly suggested. "If we gave $10,000 to certain people and said 'we'll voluntarily sterilise you' then all of society...
  • Alec Baldwin: Al Franken’s Character Witness (Remembering the REAL Franken) [+ Latest Coleman News]

    12/16/2008 4:47:15 AM PST · by flattorney · 8 replies · 1,248+ views
    Republican Party of Minnesota ^ | Jun, 10/Dec. 15, 2008 | Staff/FlAttorney
    While Al “Globull Fraud” Gore continues to make the following public statement: "Washington needs a breath of fresh air. Al Franken is a great man, a great activist, and will be a great leader in the U.S. Senate" … it is important to remember the real Al Franken. The fact is Franken has been an unsuccessful hack his entire life. His only “accomplishment” in life was video taping sex with Arianna “The Greek Leona Helmsley” Huffington. Now Franken, and the Democrats-Soros Shadow Party, wants America to believe that “the new Al” is fit to be a U.S. Senator of...
  • (Desperate Norwegian Socialists:) Drug addicts offered money to vote Labour

    09/19/2007 9:57:08 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 11 replies · 376+ views
    www.aftenposten.no ^ | 09/19/2007 | Aftenposten
    Drug addicts in the town of Drammen say they were offered money or free kebabs to vote for the Labour Party in the local election last week. Bent Sandberg was offered NOK 50 (about USD 9) to vote for the Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet) in the local election last week. He declined the bribe.
  • Gore glad his son is safe, being treated

    07/08/2007 7:39:18 AM PDT · by indcons · 34 replies · 682+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 6, 2007 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
    Former vice president says his youngest child's arrest in O.C. after pot and pills allegedly are found in his car is 'a private matter.' Former Vice President Al Gore said Thursday that he was glad his son was safe and getting treatment a day after the 24-year-old was arrested in Orange County on suspicion of illegally possessing marijuana and prescription drugs. "We love him very much," Gore told NBC's "Today" show, adding, "We are going to leave it as a private matter." Gore, who appeared on NBC to publicize this weekend's Live Earth concerts, also briefly discussed politics. He called...
  • T.O. (Toronto) announces campaign to attract gay tourists (in an obscene way)

    06/16/2007 7:50:27 PM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 43 replies · 1,427+ views
    CTV.ca ^ | 06/16/07 | John Musselman
    T.O. announces campaign to attract gay tourists toronto.ctv.ca Tourism Toronto said Friday that it plans to launch an advertising campaign aimed at making the city a top destination for gay travellers from the U.S. The campaign will focus on four major cities - New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. It will include ads in gay restaurants, bars and local publications, as well as event sponsorships and other promotional activities. "Toronto has things to offer all year round--we've got a number of festivals outside of Pride that we can market," said Bruce MacDonald of the Canadian Gay & Lesbian...
  • Double standard persists on marijuana

    06/04/2007 11:35:52 AM PDT · by cryptical · 214 replies · 2,489+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | June 04, 2007 | LYDIA MARTIN AND FRED TASKER
    At a recent backyard barbecue in Miami's Upper Eastside, a group of middle-age, middle-class folks tamely sipped berry cocktails and beers. Among them: a couple of lawyers, a couple of city administrators and an arts administrator. Somewhere between the skirt steak and the apple pie, somebody lit a joint and passed it around. Nobody blinked. Even in mainstream, white-collar settings, smoking marijuana can be commonplace and unremarkable, like having a little wine with dinner. Once a stamp of the arty, the marginal and the counterculture, today marijuana's popularity cuts across social boundaries. Yet several high-profile marijuana arrests have recently made...
  • Reid son admits taking heroin

    02/02/2007 4:49:39 PM PST · by randita · 15 replies · 864+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 2/2/07 | Mari A. Schaefer and Larry King
    Posted on Fri, Feb. 02, 2007 Reid son admits taking heroin Garrett Reid told police he'd used heroin before his accident in Montco. By Mari A. Schaefer and Larry King Inquirer Staff Writers The eldest son of Eagles coach Andy Reid admitted using heroin before causing a traffic accident this week in Montgomery County, court documents show. Garrett Reid, 23, "acknowledged using heroin... on Tuesday," according to a search-warrant affidavit released yesterday. He made the admission in a written statement he gave police after the accident. "Reid also acknowledged possessing drug paraphernalia including hypodermic syringes," the affidavit said. Police obtained...
  • N.J. legalizes needle exchanges, Corzine hails 'an historic day for public health'

    01/03/2007 2:18:34 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 515+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 12.20.06 | SUSAN K. LIVIO
    New Jersey has the fifth highest number of AIDS cases in America, and yesterday became the last state to allow intravenous drug users to get clean needles, hoping it will slow the spread of the deadly virus. Gov. Jon Corzine ended a 13-year stalemate by signing a law to permit six communities to host needle exchange sites, where clean syringes and referrals to drug treatment will be available. The bill includes $10 million for drug treatment and counseling programs. "This is an historic day for public health," Corzine said, calling the law "a potential bridge to hope for addicts." After...
  • Pro-pot crowd shouts down Owens

    10/27/2006 4:37:01 PM PDT · by AdamSelene235 · 232 replies · 2,352+ views
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS ^ | October 27, 2006 | David Montero
    They weren’t mellow or takin’ it easy when Gov. Bill Owens talked on the Capitol steps Friday morning in opposition to a statewide ballot measure seeking to legalize marijuana possession. About 50 people of all ages shouted him down as he and Attorney General John Suthers cited statistics declaring pot dangerous. "Ladies and gentlemen, this is a sad day for Colorado," Owens said. And then he had to repeat what he said over the chant, "What do we want? Safer drugs. When do we want them? Now." Suthers couldn’t even be heard much of the time he spoke. For about...
  • Gay history month sparks district debate

    09/28/2006 5:55:01 AM PDT · by grjr21 · 46 replies · 1,153+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | , Sep. 28, 2006 | Susan Snyder
    The Philadelphia School District has received about 120 complaints - including one from a parent who said she would keep her child out of school for the entire month of October - because the district recognized Gay and Lesbian History Month on its school calendars. Gay and Lesbian History Month was added for the first time this year in an effort to be more inclusive and follow a long-standing district policy requiring equity for all races and minority groups, said Cecilia Cummings, the district's senior vice president for communications and community relations. It is one of four special history months...
  • It's time for a full scale congressional investigation

    09/10/2006 7:02:08 AM PDT · by SheLion · 59 replies · 1,773+ views
    Congress.org ^ | September 9, 2006
    Jobs are being eliminated by special interest activist organizations Now that air quality test results by the likes of the American Cancer Society are proving that the secondhand smoke kills argument is completely fabricated. http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2004/04/american-cancer-society-test-results.html It's time for lawmakers to investigate why this fallacy has permeated the local government debate.....and specifically who is funding and spreading that false information. http://www.rwjf.org/about/founder.jhtml The "who" is in large part the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. And since RWJF is an affiliate of the Johnson & Johnson Company (the manufacturer of competing nicotine product interests Nicoderm & Nicoderm CQ), it stands to reason that the...
  • RETROACTIVE ABORTION

    03/06/2006 7:58:27 PM PST · by Coleus · 36 replies · 900+ views
    Common Voice ^ | 03.06.06 | Jim Kouri
    While Americans continue to struggle with the moral and legal issues surrounding partial-birth abortion, the Europeans have moved on to legalizing euthanasia for fully born children. Call it retroactive-abortion. Child euthanasia is still illegal in Holland and doctors are terrified of being prosecuted, but there is a growing number of physicians and poltician who are advocating legalizing doctor-assisted euthanasia for babies and very young children. Each year in Holland at least 15 seriously ill babies, most of them with chromosomal abnormalities, are helped to die by doctors acting with the parents’ consent. But only a fraction of those cases are...
  • Drug arrests sound a 'wake-up call' to parents After Morris raid nets local teens

    08/02/2006 8:42:25 AM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 1,121+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 07.30.06 | BILL SWAYZE AND LAWRENCE RAGONESE
    An actress in the school play. Two star high school football players. The cute hostess at a local restaurant. Two busy workers behind the counter at the pharmacy. All teenagers with promise in an affluent triangle of eastern Morris County towns. But all were criminally charged last week in a drug bust coordinated by the Morris County Prosecutor's Office. Operation Painkiller nabbed 47 adults and seven juveniles, including some current students and a host of alumni of Whippany Park High School in Hanover. Police said they seized more than $70,000 in cash and drugs, including 4 ounces of heroin with...
  • US generals call for Rumsfeld’s ouster [Leftism behind the effort exposed.]

    04/15/2006 3:24:04 AM PDT · by familyop · 134 replies · 3,020+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (India) ^ | 14APR06 | ALEC RUSSELL
    Washington, April 14: A whispering campaign against Donald Rumsfeld has burst into the open with two generals who helped him plan the Iraq war denouncing his leadership and calling on him to resign. Major General John Batiste, who commanded a division in Iraq last year, became the fourth recently-retired general to attack the defence secretary for his handling of the war and demand new faces at the Pentagon. “I believe we need a fresh start at the Pentagon,” he told CNN, adding that many of his peers agreed. “It speaks volumes that guys like me are speaking out from retirement...
  • The MAJESTIC Documents - Proof of President Trumans involvement with the study of a crashed UFO.

    04/19/2005 6:11:10 AM PDT · by vannrox · 90 replies · 3,269+ views
    The Majestic Documents Mission ^ | 19 September 1947 | Lt. General Twining
    Note: Skeptics abound. Readed the authentication section and the issues. This is the cumulation of over a decade of research and verification and validation of the Majestic Documents set. Majestic Documents.com is a groundbreaking look at the United States UFO program called Majestic and the top secret government documents that tell the story of presidential and military action, authorization, and cover-up regarding UFOs and their alien occupants. A remarkable work of investigative journalism, this website is the first to authenticate top secret UFO documents that tell a detailed story of the crashed discs, alien bodies, presidential briefings, and superb secrecy....
  • Quit-smoking product enters NASCAR

    01/28/2005 4:50:19 AM PST · by SheLion · 43 replies · 1,139+ views
    yahoonews.com ^ | 1-18-05 | JENNA FRYER
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- One year after kicking its decades-long cigarette sponsorship habit, NASCAR apparently needs a little help staying smoke-free.  Nicorette gum became the first smoking cessation product to enter NASCAR when GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare signed a sponsorship deal Thursday with Chip Ganassi Racing.  Three of its quit-smoking products -- the gum, the NicoDerm CQ patch and Commit lozenges -- will be advertised on the rear decklid of Casey Mears' car for the entire season. Nicorette will also be the primary sponsor on the No. 41 Dodge for one race in a deal estimated to cost the company $3...
  • DU prepares it's members for an inevitable Bush Victory.

    10/31/2004 8:52:34 AM PST · by streetpreacher · 16 replies · 658+ views
    DU ^ | October 31, 2004 | Me
    Special Note for Kerry-Hating Fellow Liberals Who Can't Wait to Say "I Told You So" if Kerry Loses the Election Don't do it. You've been warned. If Kerry loses, there will be plenty of time later for everyone to discuss what happened. But please don't start with the "I told you so" stuff immediately after the polls close, because you'll probably get banned. Most members of this message board are going to be devastated if we lose. We will be coming to DU for comfort and support; the last thing we want to hear is a patronizing speech from some...
  • Prepare for Kerry Thugs Anger at Defeat

    10/29/2004 5:23:35 PM PDT · by JimB in Venice · 32 replies · 1,072+ views
    10/29/04 | Jim Boldebook
    Be Prepared for angry Kerry thugs and thug-ettes after Kerry's defeat.
  • Libertarians vs. Bush (in Wisconsin)

    10/24/2004 9:08:22 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 41 replies · 1,237+ views
    Chi Sun-Times ^ | Oct. 24.. 04 | Novak
    Libertarians vs. Bush The Libertarian Party, appealing to Democrats for funds, is targeting the battleground state of Wisconsin as a place where they could make the difference in preventing President Bush's re-election. Wisconsin Libertarians are asking money for their presidential candidate, computer consultant Michael Badnarik. Their appeal promises Democrats that ''we will use 100 percent of your donations to run television and radio commercials that specifically target conservative voters who might otherwise vote for Bush.'' ''We don't want Bush to win in Wisconsin any more than you do,'' says the Libertarian Web site. ''As a Kerry supporter, you may disagree...
  • Fwd: Actual Footage - Please Watch Before You Vote!

    10/21/2004 11:15:57 PM PDT · by Ears508 · 4 replies · 849+ views
    http://hosting.joppacode.net/~miguelq/ ^ | Oct 20th, 2004 | http://hosting.joppacode.net/~miguelq/
    PLEASE WATCH this actual footage BEFORE YOU VOTE. Send this link to every e-mail you possibly can. Feel free to download the videos, e-mail them and/or post them. http://hosting.joppacode.net/~miguelq/ THIS MESSAGE IS FOR AMERICANS WHO APPRECIATE HONESTY!
  • Smoked out

    04/05/2004 8:16:18 AM PDT · by SheLion · 287 replies · 1,540+ views
    projo.com ^ | 04-04-04 | JENNIFER LEVITZ
    Smoked outSome companies now forbid workers to smoke anywhere on their property -- not on the sidewalk, not even in their cars in the parking lot.01:00 AM EST on Sunday, April 4, 2004BY JENNIFER LEVITZ Journal Staff Writer Everyone knows you can't smoke in the office anymore.But increasingly, you can't smoke outside work either.At Rhode Island Hospital, employees have a nickname for their designated outdoor smoking kiosks: butt huts.The workers, however, could consider themselves indulged that they're allowed to puff on the hospital's sprawling property at all.Because a few miles away at Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, in Cranston, employees who...
  • NJ Governor McGreevey a devout Catholic, yet diplomatic {Barf Alert}

    01/11/2004 1:45:27 PM PST · by Coleus · 53 replies · 317+ views
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | 01.11.04 | Pete McAleer
    McGreevey devout, yet diplomatic By PETE McALEER Statehouse Bureau, (609) 292-4935 Ask Gov. James E. McGreevey about the Tropicana Casino Parking Garage collapse and the first person he mentions is Sister Grace Nolan from Atlantic County Catholic Charities and her power to console in the midst of tragedy. Listen to the governor speak and you're likely to hear a lighthearted story about the nuns who taught him at St. Joseph's grammar school in Carteret. Stop in his office in Trenton and you will see numerous pictures of John F. Kennedy, the first Catholic president, and his brother Robert. McGreevey's...
  • Sex for sale, legally

    07/14/2003 1:12:06 AM PDT · by optik_b · 15 replies · 5,117+ views
    Sex for sale, legally Jul 11th 2003 From The Economist Global Agenda Though some governments are still trying to crack down on prostitution, others are realising that it is better to legalise and license it than to suffer the ill effects of driving it underground. New Zealand has just done so; Belgium looks set to be next Reuters An honest Dutch taxpayer at work THE selling of sex has been widely practised, and roundly condemned, throughout history. The Bible constantly rails against whores and whoremongers, from Genesis through to Revelation, and the book of Leviticus gives the stern injunction: “Do...
  • Vancouver Drug Facilities Draw Ire of U.S. Officials

    04/01/2003 8:28:42 AM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 442 replies · 437+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/1/3 | JOEL BAGLOLE
    <p>Angering U.S. officials fighting the war on drugs, the Canadian city of Vancouver, British Columbia, is opening North America's first safe-injection sites for heroin users.</p> <p>Backers insist it's better to treat drug addiction as a public-health issue rather than a criminal matter. Emulating European countries such as Switzerland and the Netherlands, where such sites have existed for more than a decade, health workers and politicians say they aim to stop the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C from intravenous drug use and to curb the number of heroin deaths.</p>
  • Take Back Our Streets from the Bums, Druggies and Crazies

    11/04/2002 7:12:01 AM PST · by sfwarrior · 10 replies · 312+ views
    SF Gate (Chronicle) ^ | October 4, 2002 | Adam Sparks
    We are the compassionate city. We are a city of refuge to illegal aliens; we love 'em all. Pot smokers make us their home. We won't cooperate with the feds on terrorism investigations. And we let homeless die on the street like dogs. We are a fun-loving city. We associate the cause of homelessness with some trauma such as a loss of a job or an eviction that led a person to live in on the street. This allows us to give the homeless the patina of a certified "victim" group. The reality is quite different. The typical homeless person...
  • Addicts cash in on birth control program - They're paid to be sterilized or use long-term medication

    07/29/2002 6:39:35 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 20 replies · 1,034+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | July 29, 2002 | By KARINA BLAND / The Arizona Republic
    Addicts cash in on birth control program They are paid to be sterilized or use long-term medication 07/29/2002 By KARINA BLAND / The Arizona Republic PHOENIX - Sabrina Yanez, a teenage mother and former methamphetamine user, got paid $200 for being fitted with an IUD at a Yuma, Ariz., clinic. The check came from Barbara Harris, founder of CRACK, or Children Requiring A Caring Kommunity, a nonprofit group that gives cash to addicts who agree to be sterilized or use long-term birth control. Ms. Harris, who has adopted four children born to a Los Angeles crack addict, doesn't want...
  • Problem toilets may close at night, S.F. considering police request for 6 sites

    07/18/2002 4:55:15 AM PDT · by randita · 4 replies · 232+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 7/18/02 | Ilene Lelchuk
    <p>Tired of prostitutes and addicts seeking refuge in San Francisco's high-profile computerized commodes, police officials will ask the city today to close six problem-plagued street toilets at night.</p> <p>The six are among the worst discovered by The Chronicle in spot checks of the city's 25 self-cleaning potties.</p>