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  • Seattle's homeless crisis 7: Use Greyhound therapy it works!

    05/25/2016 11:12:57 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 11 replies
    MAINESTATEGOP ^ | Brian Ball
    In part 7, we discuss a solution to American homelessness and unemployment that no one except those who really are concerned are discussing. A way to get the homeless off the streets into employment and into housing while saving money in the long run. its something that liberals generally will not give into except as a last resort because they want to get the money by making the homeless problem prolonged and and visible and line their pockets. Its a policy that is being used in major cities and cash strapped states everywhere and in the case for those who...
  • Seattle''s homeless Emergency Episode 1: Big fat government always = big fat failure

    05/10/2016 7:44:27 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 6 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    This is part 1 of a series of episodes I am doing on the Seattle homeless crisis. It illustrates perfectly the problems with big government, the insanity of liberals and the great lengths these red diaper doper baby liberal degenerates will go to get a free lunch off the backs of those who earn their lunch by their own sweat and tears. This first episode is a prologue of sorts, at focus is the failure of Olympia and city hall in particular a taxpayer funded program, The committee to end homelessness in King county that has gotten little attention but...
  • BART Is Not a Homeless Shelter

    03/10/2016 9:29:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    Bay Area Rapid Transit Director Joel Keller wants to pass a bill that would make it illegal for individuals to take up more than one seat on the train. Call it the one-seat-per-butt rule. Keller told the San Francisco Chronicle's Michael Cabanatuan that the measure is not intended to target homeless people; it's really aimed at everyone, including "people with backpacks, with luggage, with other things occupying seats." Fed up commuters are bound to approve. BART is experiencing record ridership -- which makes BART riders cranky and envious of those who can sit and avoid the human crush. But whom...
  • Hawaii Gov. Ige extends emergency homelessness declaration

    12/26/2015 5:01:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 24, 2015 10:58 PM EST | Cathy Bussewitz
    Gov. David Ige on Thursday extended an emergency proclamation to deal with Hawaii's homelessness crisis. The extension gives the state and counties more flexibility in how they complete shelters, micro-housing and other projects to address homelessness. [...] Hawaii has the largest rate of homeless people per capita of any state in the nation, with 7,260 homeless people in Hawaii at the latest count. ...
  • Researchers Have Developed Socks That Generate Electricity Using Urine

    12/11/2015 5:44:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Tech Times ^ | December 11, 7:32 PM | Christian de Looper,
    The new socks are able to store as much as 648 milliliters of urine, almost 22 ounces, using a network of integrated tubes. When the user walks, the liquid is forced through microbial fuel cells that contain bacteria that consume the nutrients in urine and create electricity in that process. In experiments, the researchers were able to use the socks to power a wireless transmitter, broadcasting a message every two minutes. It's not a totally new idea to use urine in the generation of electricity, although the techniques involved normally use an electric pump to provide the pressure to force...
  • In Quest To End Homelessness, Some Developers Are Going High-End (NPR)

    11/04/2015 4:49:45 AM PST · by Drango · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | Nov 4 '15 | Pam Fessler
    Ending homelessness isn't just about finding a home. Sometimes, it's about finding a nice home — a place that's bright, modern and healthy to live in. That's the idea fueling the development of a number of buildings around the country, as communities try to move chronically homeless people off the streets. In downtown Washington, D.C., one of those buildings is currently going up right beside NPR's headquarters. Still under construction, the structure looks a little like four huge blocks, stacked atop each other and slightly askew. At 14 stories high, it will have a striking view of the U.S. Capitol...
  • Homeless in Hawaii: Governor Declares State of Emergency

    10/26/2015 8:02:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/26/2015 | Rod Kackley
    If you’re thinking about ditching your 9-to-5 life in one of the Continental 48, or Alaska, in favor of the tropical paradise that is Hawaii, think again. Chances are you’ll just wind up on the street. You’ll be one of the thousands of homeless people in Hawaii, which already has the highest rate of homelessness per capita among the 50 states, with an estimated 465 homeless individuals per 100,000. They don’t need even one more. Not even you. The situation is so bad, with more than 4,900 people wandering the streets of Hawaii every day and night, that Gov. David...
  • Homeless emergency declared in Hawaii

    10/18/2015 12:29:44 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 17, 2015 | Greg Botelho
    (CNN)—Hawaii is a place many go to kick back, relax and enjoy the good life. But for others, it's a land of struggle. That's why its governor on Friday signed an emergency proclamation to tackle homelessness in the state, saying the measure will help turn around the lives of young and old. "Homelessness remains a serious issue in every county throughout the state," Gov. David Ige said in a press release.Hawaii has an estimated 7,620 homeless people, said the governor's spokeswoman Cindy McMillan, citing a 2015 statewide count. This may not seem like much compared with other places -- to...
  • Ed Lee, San Francisco's Very Establishment Mayor

    09/27/2015 6:53:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    To the naked eye, San Francisco City Hall appears to be a hotbed of progressive experimentation. The Board of Supervisors has flirted with allowing 16-year-olds to vote in some city elections, opposed banning sex-selection abortions and unanimously approved the infamous "Due Process for All" ordinance, which directs local law enforcement not to honor federal immigration officials' detainer requests unless an inmate has a violent felony conviction in the past seven years. Take a closer look, however, and you see The Special City has a conservative side. Mayor Ed Lee is running for re-election, yet he faces no serious opposition. And...
  • L.A. lawmakers to declare 'state of emergency,' commit more than $100 million to fight homelessness

    09/22/2015 10:21:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Sep. 22, 2015 | Matt Hamilton
    Members of the Los Angeles City Council are expected Tuesday to declare a “state of emergency” on homelessness and commit $100 million toward housing and other services for homeless people.. The announcement coincides with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposal, issued late Monday, that the city devote nearly $13 million toward short-term housing initiatives paid for with projected excess funds. If approved, the pair of initiatives could significantly increase the resources dedicated to tackling homelessness in a city where the majority of the 26,000 homeless people live on the streets.
  • Salt Lake City a model for S.F. on homeless solutions

    09/16/2015 9:18:58 AM PDT · by StormPrepper · 11 replies
    SFGate ^ | June 29, 2014 | Kevin Fagan
    Salt Lake City has cut its chronic homelessness rate dramatically during the last 10 years by giving homeless people nice, permanent places to live with lots of counseling on-site. Its experience offers valuable lessons. When Salt Lake and San Francisco began their 10-year plans to end chronic homelessness in 2005 and 2004, respectively, each had about 3,000 people who lived full time on their streets. Today, San Francisco has about 2,000 - and Salt Lake has about 400.
  • Homelessness and empty stores becoming the new normal in NYC

    07/08/2015 8:35:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    nypost ^ | July 8, 2015 | John Podhoretz
    If you’ve been out and about in Manhattan over the past six weeks and you have eyes and ears, you know something’s happening — something worrisome. The urban streetscape is ­degrading. Take a walk down Broadway on the Upper West Side from the 100s to the 70s, as I did Sunday, and you’ll see it everywhere. It seems every barren storefront with a rental sign in the window has ­become impromptu outdoor housing for a homeless person. There are many such storefronts — ironic signs of prosperity, not recession. Rents have risen so high that small businesses often can’t afford...
  • HUD report says housing vouchers best type of assistance

    07/07/2015 3:24:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 7, 2015 6:21 PM EDT | Glynn A. Hill
    A government study says housing vouchers may be the best way to reduce homelessness in the United States. A Department of Housing and Urban Development study released Tuesday examined homeless families in emergency shelters in 12 U.S. cities. After 18 months, the families that were offered a housing voucher were less likely to re-enter homelessness or experience housing instability. …
  • Los Angeles homelessness rises 12 percent amid slow economic recovery

    05/12/2015 4:31:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/11/2015 | Steve Gorman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles County's homeless population has grown by 12 percent during the past two years amid a sluggish economic recovery that has left the poorest residents of the second-largest U.S. metropolitan area falling farther behind, a study released on Monday found. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority's report cited stagnant or falling wages among the lowest-income earners, a local jobless rate that remains above state and national averages, and a worsening lack of affordable housing. "The economy has improved, but not for the persons at greatest risk of homelessness," said Peter Lynn, the authority's executive director.
  • More homeless camps are appearing beyond downtown L.A.´s skid row

    01/25/2015 4:26:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    L.A.Times ^ | 1/25/15 | Gale Holland
    Evicted four months ago from their Highland Park apartment, Louis Morales and his 18-year-old stepson, Arthur Valenzuela, live half-hidden by brush along the nearby Arroyo Seco riverbed. Morales, 49, keeps a framed bible verse and a stuffed monkey in his tent. Water hauled by bike from a park heats up on the camp stove. Next door, their friend Johnny Salazar fixes bikes and shattered computer screens on the cheap for people who live in the neighborhood. A brother and sister Morales has known for years live up the river, and three couples stay down by the bridge. "Everybody here is...
  • As National Press Mostly Snoozes, Add Seattle to the List of Cities Where Homelessness Is Rising

    01/23/2015 7:21:44 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 22, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    A week ago, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, a Democrat, called homelessness in his city and the rest of King County a "full-blown crisis." Based on the numbers presented in coverage of the area's situation, we can certainly add the Emerald City to the list of areas where homelessness has been on the rise. Odds are that many readers here didn't know that, because the national press hardly ever pays attention to homelessness when a Democrat occupies the White House. Now imagine the firestorm which would erupt if a Republican or conservative proposed the "solution," however allegedly temporary, Murray is advancing...
  • Remember Kelly Thomas?

    12/11/2014 6:19:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    Didn't think so, but it's understandable. Thomas was an unarmed mentally ill homeless man from Southern California who was tasered, clubbed and beaten to death in Fullerton by three cops in July of 2011. Thomas' face was pounded to a pulp and, after losing the ability to breathe normally, he died later in a hospital of brain damage. Video of the awful incident - including Thomas' screams and his cries of "Dad! Dad!" -- was recorded on security cameras and there was a minor outcry at the time over police brutality. Unlike the case of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.,...
  • Homelessness Up 13% in New York Under Socialist Mayor De Blasio

    12/01/2014 7:39:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/01/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Shockingly a policy of setting up massive shelters for drug addicts and the mentally ill in stable neighborhoods is proving about as popular as free Ebola. So Bill de Blasio, New York City’s Socialist mayor just isn’t telling them that he’s going to do it. The sudden opening of a homeless shelter at 58-66 Clay St. is also giving rise to concerns that Greenpoint and other North Brooklyn neighborhoods are saturated with such facilities.Community Board 1 Chairperson Dealice Fuller fired off a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio on Nov. 6 demanding that the city close the Clay Street site...
  • Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless

    07/26/2014 4:38:25 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 53 replies
    AP ^ | 7/26/2014 | Unattributed AP
    <p>DENVER (AP) — Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city’s streets.</p> <p>One organization dealing with the increase is Urban Peak, which provides food, shelter and other services to homeless people aged 15 to 24 in Denver and Colorado Springs.</p>
  • Advice to a Young Liberal Journalist (vanity)

    07/22/2014 10:45:38 AM PDT · by A_perfect_lady · 6 replies
    My seething mind | 22Jul14 | Moi
    So you want to write about poverty, joblessness, homelessness, and general misery in America. Let me give you some advice, and I'll cut right to the chase and be as blunt as possible. First, consider your audience. It’s white people. If you are trying to tell a sob story that ends in “we need more social services” most minorities are already on your side and the ones that aren’t have their own sources of information. You’re talking to mainstream white America, so you need to tailor your story to them. Start with a young white couple who has fallen on...
  • Tiny houses a way off the streets for Wisconsin homeless

    05/11/2014 8:43:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 81 replies
    news ^ | Brendan O'Brien
    MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) - After surviving two long, cold Wisconsin winters on the streets, Betty Ybarra traded freezing park benches and tents for a tiny house made of recycled wood she helped build herself. Her 99-square-foot home, which boasts flower window boxes, was built by volunteers of the Occupy Madison group, as part of about a half dozen similar projects around the United States, including in New York and Texas, to shelter the homeless. "We can check on our flowers and we can now try to live a normal life," said Ybarra, 49, who shares her new home with her...
  • 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...
  • Politics: Congresswoman sleeps in a homeless shelter

    02/06/2014 6:01:49 PM PST · by thecodont · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Posted on February 6, 2014 | By kfagan@sfchronicle.com (Kevin Fagan)
    Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier is gearing up for what she hopes is the next big fight in Congress — balancing out the growing economic inequality that has ravaged the middle class for years — so she reckoned she’d do a bit of ground-level research first. And since you can’t get much more ground level than a homeless shelter, that’s where she went last Friday — to spend the night. The Maple Street Shelter in Redwood City was the destination. Speier had actually been there a week before to chat with the residents, and the fact that a well-off Hillsborough member...
  • 10,000-word New Yorker article on rise in homelessness mentions ‘Barack Obama’ zero times

    10/29/2013 7:32:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jamie Weinstein
    The New Yorker magazine’s latest issue features a nearly 10,000 word article on the rise in homelessness in New York City — but the piece doesn’t mention the name “Barack Obama” a single time. According to the article, the number of homeless in New York City has exploded in recent years. “For baseball games, Yankee Stadium seats 50,287. If all the homeless people who now live in New York City used the stadium for a gathering, several thousand of them would have to stand,” the article opens. “More people in the city lack homes than at any time since ....
  • Counties' plan to end homelessness starts with evicting people out of their homes...

    01/20/2013 7:05:23 AM PST · by virgil283 · 11 replies
    "Beechcrest Mobile Home Park residents rip county officials....The county Housing Commission acquired the land at the mobile home park in September and plans to build between 33 and 50 one-room apartments for the chronically homeless...there were 46 homeless in North Laurel.....plans to build between 33 and 50 one-room apartments for the chronically homeless.... About 90 residents [of the trailer park] attended Thursday's meeting....'We are the Howard County Housing Commission, we provide affordable housing,' Carbo executive director of the Housing Commission said. 'We don't make people homeless'."
  • Family Homelessness Is On The Rise [Washington, D.C. area]

    10/15/2012 12:07:25 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 14, 2012 12:00 AM | ANNIE GOWEN
    <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>
  • Mitch Kahle’s ‘broken telephone’ with Anonymous, Neil Abercrombie, Marc Alexander, ‘The Public Eye’

    01/07/2012 12:07:06 PM PST · by John Roco
    China Hawaii Today ^ | January 7, 2012 | John P. Roco
    HONOLULU (China Hawaii Today)- In one introductory psychology class I taught 2011, we played ‘broken telephone’ where students whisper in one another’s ear. Reliably, a completely different message appears at the end of the line, than the original I whispered to the first student. It would be ludicrous to expect the same message. Now imagine that same dynamic, if we had players- each of whom had implicit motivations skewing a story towards Neil Abercrombie, Marc Alexander, or the Public or Public’s view of the Catholic Church. Simply, instead of, “I love you,” becoming something like- “I love you = I...
  • Cops Saw Video of Deadly Incident With Kelly Thomas Before Writing Reports

    08/12/2011 6:18:13 AM PDT · by truthkeeper · 83 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 12, 2011 | Richard Winton and Abby Sewel
    Fullerton's acting police chief acknowledged Thursday that the department had allowed police officers involved in a deadly encounter with a homeless man to watch a video that captures the incident before writing their reports about it. Acting Chief Kevin Hamilton said supervisors allowed the review so that the officers would have a chance to refresh their memory and write an accurate account of the incident involving Kelly Thomas. But the practice is at odds with the way many other police departments deal with serious use-of-force cases. The LAPD's former inspector general, Jeffrey Eglash, said that allowing police to look at...
  • HUD, VA TO PROVIDE PERMANENT HOUSING AND SUPPORT HOMELESS VETS (Get the Word out about this!)

    07/26/2011 4:47:49 AM PDT · by JohnBrownUSA · 112 replies
    Veterans Affairs ^ | July 14, 2011 | Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced today that HUD will provide $46.2 million to public housing agencies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to supply permanent housing and case management for 6,790 homeless Veterans in America. This funding, from HUD’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH), is a coordinated effort by HUD, VA, and local housing agencies to provide permanent housing for homeless Veterans. Read a complete local breakdown of the rental vouchers announced today. “Over the past three years, HUD helped...
  • Deinstitutionalization of the Mentally Ill

    07/20/2011 4:55:43 PM PDT · by Jean2 · 54 replies
    Can anyone tell me who was responsible for the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill? I have heard various people claim it was done by Jerry Brown and otehrs say it was Ronald Reagan.
  • People Using Homeless Shelters Surges 57%

    06/14/2011 5:15:43 PM PDT · by library user · 40 replies
    FOX Nation ^ | June 14, 2011 | Staff
    As the recession gripped America, thousands more people in rural and suburban areas turned to homeless shelters for help. The number of people using shelters or transitional housing in suburban and rural areas increased 57 percent from 2007 to 2010, with more than 500,000 people from smaller communities seeking help in 2010, according to a report by the Housing and Urban Development Department. During the same time there was a decrease in the use of shelters in urban areas. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said Tuesday in a conference call with reporters that about 40 percent of those who served in...
  • A Capitol offence: homelessness in DC (Reagan's fault)

    06/07/2011 3:49:36 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | May 16, 2011 | James Ridgeway
    Whatever Ronald Reagan had in mind for the shining city on the hill, it could not have been Washington. His lasting legacy to the capital city has been to make permanent an encampment of homeless people. There always have been poor here, living in sharp contrast to the well-to-do political world of the city. But the homeless, during DC's recent history, appeared with Reagan's inauguration in 1981. They are testament to the first wave of conservative cuts in social welfare programmes, which, among other things, resulted in Reagan's famed "welfare queens'', along with the supposed malingerers who turned out to...
  • Anxious Rust Belt awaits an economic revival: Pride over Bin Laden; worry over the price of gas

    05/06/2011 7:30:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | May 6, 2011 | Peter Nicholas and Christi Parsons
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — At the end of a momentous week, President Obama headed for Indiana, hoping he's now in a position to woo voters like Charlotte Michalak. Michalak, a 55-year-old grandmother living in western Indiana who voted for Obama in 2008 and now finds herself uncertain, works two jobs so that she can pay her bills. She's given up cable TV service to cut costs. Another large spike in gas prices, she fears, could sever her fraying link to the middle class, to her home, to self-sufficiency. "I want to see what's out there," she said about the next...
  • Young and unemployed: With scant support, some young adults struggle to survive

    05/01/2011 4:20:26 AM PDT · by raybbr · 110 replies
    TheDay.com ^ | 5-1-2011 | Jeffery A. Johnson
    New London — Johnathon Willsey sat back in his chair, having just finished a plate of tuna casserole. He sat with two friends, Tori Merrill, 17, and Joshua Hayslip, 25, all part of a growing clientele of young adults at the New London Community Meal Center, known to most as the Soup Kitchen. Faced with homelessness, unemployment and the rigors of a down economy, they turn to the free, twice-a-day meals on Montauk Avenue — especially near the end of each month when various financial and state aid programs run dry. "I'm extremely grateful that this place exists," said Willsey,...
  • Study: Veterans more likely to be homeless (More than 25 percent of the US homeless population)

    02/10/2011 6:34:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/10/2011 | William Welch
    More than 25 percent of the homeless population in the United States are military veterans, although they represent 11 percent of the civilian adult population, according to a new report. On any given night last year, nearly 196,000 veterans slept on the street, in a shelter or in transitional housing, the study by the Homelessness Research Institute found. "Veterans make up a disproportionate share of homeless people," the report said. "This is true despite the fact that veterans are better educated, more likely to be employed and have a lower poverty rate than the general population." The president of the...
  • The Cure for Homelessness in America

    01/21/2011 10:05:01 AM PST · by Freemarkets101 · 11 replies
    http://www.brianekoenig.com ^ | 1/21/11 | Brian Koenig
    According to a report released on January 12 by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, from 2008 to 2009 the homeless population increased by 3 percent, or by about 20,000 people. Almost three-quarters of households with income below the poverty line shelled out over 50 percent of their monthly household income on rent.[i] To some, these statistics are startling, but they are also quite predictable, considering that unemployment is up near 10 percent and the housing market continues to flounder. “These findings project what depressed wages, stagnant unemployment, unrelenting housing cost burden, and the lagging pace of economic recovery really...
  • Ted Williams’ Redemption Metaphor: People, Not Government, Make America Work

    01/10/2011 5:36:12 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 5 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 01-10-11 | Gerry Ashley
    Is there anyone among us who, by now, hasn’t seen or heard of the miraculous turn of events for radio voice-over artists Ted Williams? Williams, who was raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, NY, had worked in Radio as a disc-jockey and voice-over artist until (by his own admission) cocaine, crack, and alcohol took over and cost him his career and home leading to 10 years of homelessness and his eventual redemption recently... As Williams himself has pointed out, there have been a number of people who have been instrumental in making his chance at redemption possible: Doral Chenoweth...
  • Calstate Dems involuntarily commit the innocent and let homeless psycho killers run free

    11/27/2010 11:04:43 AM PST · by mainestategop · 6 replies
    Mainestategop blog ^ | Mainestategop
    Two days ago, An elderly woman was murdered in front of her sister and onlookers on LA's metro gold line station in Little Tokyo. The station, recently opened a year ago under the new gold line extension into east LA now has its first big incident. An insane drug addicted and mentally ill homeless woman is now in custody for committing the murder. The killer, a woman named Jackkqueline Pogue committed the offense has a long history of mental illness not to mention an even longer criminal history. She had been thrown out of just about every shelter and welfare...
  • Homeless Woman Charged in LA Train Track Death(pushes elderly woman on tracks)

    11/17/2010 10:46:27 AM PST · by mainestategop · 50 replies
    AolNews ^ | 11/16/2010 | Thomas Watkins
    LOS ANGELES (Nov. 16) -- Betty Sugiyama was rushing to catch a train for a shopping trip when authorities say the unthinkable happened: A homeless woman leapt from a bench and shoved her onto the tracks. Witnesses said the woman then calmly returned to her seat as Sugiyama writhed in pain on the tracks with a cracked skull. The 84-year-old Little Tokyo resident died soon after, and the suspect was arrested on murder charges. A sister of Sugiyama who witnessed the attack remained stunned Tuesday that anyone would want to kill her friendly younger sibling, a Japanese-American who had grown...
  • Ghost Story

    11/16/2010 7:14:34 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 12 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 11/16/10 | Joseph Speranzella SFO
    Sometimes a picture paints a thousand words...sometimes a comic...
  • This Veterans Day, commit to ending homelessness of veterans

    11/11/2010 6:27:12 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 6 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 11/11/10 | Joseph Speranzella SFO
    As a symbol of our appreciation this holiday, we should commit to a comprehensive strategy to permanently end homelessness for veterans in our community.
  • Prayer for the Homeless.

    10/20/2010 7:42:03 AM PDT · by Catholic Examiner · 9 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 10/20/10 | Joseph Speranzella SFO
    On the Franciscan Feast Day of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, patron saint of the homeless. Be blessed.
  • Liberals plan to control nation's food supply and starve the homeless and disabled

    10/15/2010 11:26:00 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 29 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Mainestategop
    In previous articles I brought up how liberals want the state to control the worlds food supply. Liberals believe that the private sector should not have a say in growing distributing and selling food. The state along with one world communist government should only have a say in those matters. Of course any student of history can see where that has lead, from food shortages and blights in the middle ages thanks to feudalism to hundreds of millions dying under communist made food shortages in Ukraine and China. Farms and grocery stores are not the only things liberals want to...
  • Twitter Users Attack the Homeless ... Again

    10/15/2010 5:28:02 AM PDT · by Catholic Examiner · 12 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 10/14/10 | Joseph Speranzella SFO
    Hurting the homeless. I know, the homeless wont be on twitter but I find it a nasty "trend" myself... what do you think?
  • The Sidewalks of San Francisco

    10/11/2010 3:57:30 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 32 replies
    City Journal ^ | Heather Mac Donald
    The homelessness industry has pulled off some impressive feats of rebranding over the years—most notably, turning street vagrancy into a consequence of unaffordable housing, rather than of addiction and mental illness. But for sheer audacity, nothing tops the alchemy that homelessness advocates and their government sponsors are currently attempting in San Francisco. The sidewalks of the Haight-Ashbury district have been colonized by aggressive, migratory youths who travel up and down the West Coast panhandling for drug and booze money. Homelessness, Inc. is trying to portray these voluntary vagabonds as the latest victims of inadequate government housing programs, hoping to defeat...
  • Some can't afford the cost of being homeless in Orlando

    09/01/2010 8:14:18 AM PDT · by inflorida · 17 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 1, 2010 | Kate Santich
    If being homeless had an upside, you might suppose that at least it's free. Except it's not — not if you want to stay at most Central Florida shelters. For years, the region's shelters have charged small fees to those who spend the night — in part to offset their own costs, in part to encourage people to get a job and move on. But in the worst economy in decades, even the homeless are getting poorer, with many struggling to come up with as little as $2 to $10 a night. "How can you charge someone who doesn't have...
  • Question about homeless people in public libraries

    09/27/2010 12:12:38 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 83 replies · 1+ views
    So I went to my local library today, which is in a not-very-large city, and there were at least three times as many homeless people as there were legitimate library users. The homeless were "using" the library in that they were playing games on the computers, sitting on the furniture, and one was reading the free newspaper. They were occupying spaces/tables/computers that someone doing research or actual library work might want to use. My question is: Since the homeless are not paying taxes, except occasional sales tax (?), why is their unlimited use of the library permitted? Or another way...
  • Hostility toward homelessness [VIDEO]

    09/26/2010 5:48:58 AM PDT · by Catholic Examiner · 20 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 9/26/10 | Joe Speranzella SFO
    The plight of the new homeless often includes ridicule and insensitivity.
  • Jobless victims to be banned froom traveling (liberals want economic berlin walls)

    08/19/2010 8:00:45 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | MAINESTATEGOP
    As jobs continue to vanish in Democratic states with high living costs and taxes, low tax, low regulation small government states, the kind libtards claim is bad to live are thriving. Why? Because unlike most states like Maine New Jersey New York Massachusetts and Rhode Island which pass crushing regulations against new jobs and new business along with taxes that are usually forced on the consumer, states such as Texas, Kansas, Georgia and New Hampshire are gaining those lost jobs and skilled workers that flee over the borders. These states have low taxes and allow businesses to make their own...
  • Pakistan drowning

    08/18/2010 3:06:53 AM PDT · by Scanian · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 18, 2010 | Ralph Peters
    Thirty-five million Americans as homeless refugees: That would be a disaster proportionate to the horrific -- and worsening -- situation in Pakistan. This time, that forlorn country isn't threatened by Islamist terror, but by Mother Nature. Two weeks of flooding, with more rain on the way, have made refugees of 20 million Pakistanis. Try to grasp that number. Twenty million people, overwhelmingly poor, have lost their homes, their slight "wealth" and their livelihoods. Thousands have died. And international aid groups estimate that 3.5 million children are at mortal risk from diseases spread by polluted water and poor sanitation. Think cholera,...