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  • This ain't your average survival shelter (Business is booming)

    10/13/2013 1:00:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 12, 2013 | Carter Evans
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)MONTEBELLO, Calif. - There's nothing new about predictions that the end of the world is upon us. But there's plenty new about how some people are preparing for it. What began as a pipe dream for Ron Hubbard has become big business...underground "We call this the backyard bunker," Hubbard said as he showed us one of his survival shelters. These days, the fear market is booming. "I can't build them fast enough right now," he said. "It's better to have a shelter 10 years early than five minutes late." But unlike those Cold War-era concrete bunkers with just the basics,...
  • Shelters, Shacks and Shanties

    06/21/2013 2:23:57 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 10 replies
    gutenberg ^ | 1916 | D.C. Beard
    Free 'E' Book.. "As this book is written for boys of all ages, it has been divided under two general heads, "The Tomahawk Camps" and "The Axe Camps," that is, camps which may be built with no tool but a hatchet, and camps that will need the aid of an axe....The shacks, sheds, shanties, and shelters described in the following pages are, all of them, similar to those used by the people on this continent or suggested by the ones in use and are typically American; and the designs are suited to the arctics, the tropics, and temperate climes; also...
  • How stupid do rich people have to be?

    02/23/2012 2:27:46 PM PST · by landsbaum · 14 replies
    Let’s stipulate a few things. First, let’s say you’re rich. Second, let’s say you’re not stupid, which is likely. It’s difficult for stupid people to become rich. Now let’s stipulate that fairness-obsessed politicians want you to pay your, ahem, fair share in taxes. So, they double your tax rate – because you’re rich and can afford to pay more, of course. What do you do? Do you act stupidly? ...
  • Pentagon report: China closer to matching modern militaries

    08/24/2011 2:37:49 PM PDT · by Alistair Stratford IV · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 24, 2011 | By Bill Gertz
    Pentagon report: China closer to matching modern militaries By Bill Gertz - The Washington Times Wednesday, August 24, 2011 China's military buildup has made impressive gains that pushed the Communist Party-controlled People's Liberation Army closer to matching modern militaries, according to the Pentagon's annual report to Congress made public Wednesday. "Militarily, China's sustained modernization program is paying visible dividends," the report said. "During 2010, China made strides toward fielding an operational anti-ship ballistic missile, continued work on its aircraft carrier program, and finalized the prototype of its first stealth aircraft." While the report cautioned that the Chinese military continues to...
  • Japan's pet survivors face post-tsunami struggle

    03/28/2011 1:37:55 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-28-11
    Hungry, hurt and separated from owners who are either dead or in evacuation centres, hundreds of family pets are struggling to survive in the desolation of Japan's tsunami-ravaged northeast coast. Among the many rescue teams sent from around the world to search for survivors and bodies after Japan's worst natural disaster for nearly a century, a handful of specialised animal rescue groups have also been at work. In the days immediately after the March 11 tsunami that wiped out dozens of thriving coastal towns, the prospects looked grim. "In the hardest hit areas, we saw no animal life whatsoever," said...
  • Growing Number of Homeless Pack Shelters

    10/14/2010 1:58:58 PM PDT · by Son House · 28 replies
    KTTC.com ^ | Oct 13, 2010 | Associated Press
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Some families have been turned away from emergency shelters in Ramsey and Hennepin counties because of the growing number of homeless. Ramsey County commissioner Toni Carter says more than 100 people couldn't get into shelters in August and September. Carter says county and community agencies have been trying to support as many families as they can, but the need is much greater... ...Twenty-two-year-old Stephanie Kirk tells Minnesota Public Radio News she lied about being abused by her partner in order to be admitted, along with her 2-year-old daughter, to a suburban shelter for battered women....
  • Swiss pioneer shelter for newly separated husbands

    09/29/2010 6:40:41 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept 9 2010 | Barbara Prevel
    A trickle of newly separated Swiss fathers looking for shelter and help after marital breakdown have been finding a warm bed and a sympathetic ear from a pilot project on the shores of Lake Zurich. Protestant pastor Andreas Cabalzar has founded Switzerland's first shelter for newly separated fathers in the Swiss village of Erlenbach, not far from Geneva. Unique in Switzerland, the project has seen the numbers of applications to stay in the house increasing every week. "80 percent of the time it is the wife asking for a divorce and the children stay in the family home while the...
  • I'm sending donation to Rosie's place (Vanity)

    10/02/2008 9:11:11 AM PDT · by JaguarXKE · 14 replies · 777+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2 Oct 08 | AP
    BOSTON - A women's shelter on Wednesday cut headliner Sandra Bernhard from its annual benefit after she said Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin would be gang-raped if she ever visited New York.
  • Home Depot, Others Required To Make Day Laborer Shelters (Los Angeles)

    08/13/2008 6:08:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 73 replies · 482+ views
    KNBC Channel 4 ^ | August 13, 2008
    Big-box, home-improvement stores in Los Angeles will have to set aside space for day laborers under an ordinance passed by the City Council on Wednesday... The shelters must be easily accessible and include drinking water, bathrooms, tables, seating and trashcans. The stores may be required to work with Los Angeles police in developing a security plan, according to the unanimous vote by the 15-member lawmaking body...
  • At Abuse Shelters, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

    08/04/2008 6:00:07 AM PDT · by FreeManDC · 67 replies · 297+ views
    Renew America ^ | August 4, 2008 | Carey Roberts
    Hey girls, want to get skanky? Well, sashay down to your local abuse shelter and get buzzed! No, you don't have to be a real victim of domestic violence. All you need is a convincing story. Last year Hollie Cephas of Monticello, Ark. arrived on the doorstep of the Options shelter to recount her tale of woe: Her husband had beaten her to the point of having two miscarriages, he hid her insulin, and once he even called her a "fat pig." The intake worker at Options had been taught to "always believe the victim," so of course she was...
  • Of All The Gin Joints In All The World She Walks Into Mine

    We met back in the early 90’s, December of ‘92 to be exact. I just had a major blowout with my first, somewhat dysfunctional family and decided that it was best for all if I just left. My foster dad gave me a ride to nowhere that ended up at a boarding house in Albany, NY. The place was great, warm with plenty of company, and their cheesy poof biscuits were to die for. On the downside, it was loud and smelly, not unlike me. Even a lowly pug could smell her coming from miles away. It was Monday, as...
  • No-Kill Shelters Hurtful to Animals

    08/13/2007 1:35:37 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 80 replies · 1,269+ views
    WOAI ^ | 08/13/2007
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - In the old lobby of San Antonio's Animal Care Services, a cheerful-looking sign written in neon pink, blue and yellow delivers a somber message: In a week's time, the city-run shelter took in 1,004 dogs and cats and adopted out or rescued 76. It killed 925. The shelter wants to turn those numbers around. By 2012, San Antonio plans to become a "no-kill" facility, meaning it wouldn't kill any animal deemed healthy or treatable. By reducing the homeless pet population through spay-neuter programs and working with other shelters to find permanent homes for animals, the San...
  • Gov't estimates 754,000 homeless people

    02/28/2007 7:29:27 AM PST · by libertarianPA · 32 replies · 525+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 2/28/07 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON - The nation has three-quarters of a million homeless people, filling emergency shelters through the year and spilling into special seasonal shelters in the coldest months, the government said Wednesday. The Department of Housing and Urban Development estimated there were 754,000 homeless people in 2005, including those living in shelters, transitional housing and on the street. That's about 300,000 more people than available beds in shelters and transitional housing. The report is the government's latest attempt to count people who are notoriously difficult to track. The estimate is similar to one by an advocacy group in January. The 2000...
  • CA: Shelters provide stability for illegal immigrant children

    12/01/2006 7:54:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 518+ views
    AP on North County Times ^ | 12/1/06 | Peter Prengaman - ap
    FULLERTON -- Life in a government-run shelter for illegal immigrant children might not sound very inviting, but for 16-year-old Sandra it's a vast improvement from what she left behind in Guatemala. For starters, she has enough to eat and nobody beats her. She even gets to study, a luxury she hasn't had since leaving school in third grade. She's been on her own since she was 10, when she fled an abusive home in Guatemala. She was picked up by U.S. immigration authorities two months ago while trying to enter the country illegally through the Arizona desert. She's among two...
  • Syria claims Lebanon shelters militants

    06/27/2006 10:11:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 364+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/27/06 | Zeina Karam - ap
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon is becoming a shelter for al-Qaida-linked militants fleeing across the Syrian border after a crackdown by authorities there, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview published Monday. His comments were certain to stoke tensions between the two neighbors. Lebanese opponents of Syria, who dominate the government and parliament in Beirut, have ridiculed such Syrian claims and accuse Damascus of sending militants across the border to destabilize Lebanon. "This has become a reality," Assad said of al-Qaida's presence in Lebanon. In a wide-ranging interview with the Arab newspaper Al-Hayat, Assad said al-Qaida's presence has grown in...
  • Two people crushed by toppled trees as high winds rake Northeast

    02/17/2006 4:04:27 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 411+ views
    WRGB ^ | February 17, 2006
    (Rochester, NY - AP) - Winds gusting up to 77 miles per hour knocked out power to more than 200,000 homes and offices today and toppled trees onto a school bus, a car and a truck, killing a suburban Rochester woman and a state worker at a park in Saratoga Springs. A fierce storm swept across the Midwest and into the Northeast before dawn, sending temperatures in some parts of western New York plunging from 60 degrees to below freezing within a few hours. Downed or damaged power lines cut off electricity to at least 215,000 customers. A falling tree...
  • Smuggling of Puppies Still Plagues Region

    12/21/2005 5:35:50 AM PST · by DumpsterDiver · 47 replies · 989+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 21, 2005 | Richard Marosi
    SAN YSIDRO, Calif. — Puppy smugglers continue flooding the market with animals from Mexico, many of which die or pose health hazards to unsuspecting buyers, according to a recent survey. Animal welfare agency inspectors found 517 puppies, many concealed in vehicles and destined for swap meets across Southern California, during the two-week survey earlier this month at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry. [snip] To get them across the border, smugglers often stuff the dogs in packing crates or hide them in spare-tire wheel wells. The puppies are heard whimpering inside trunks or underneath seats. When bringing...
  • Maine: Shortage of shelters for homeless seen as winter closes in

    11/21/2005 3:38:39 AM PST · by SheLion · 50 replies · 1,181+ views
    boston.com ^ | 20 Nov 2005
    WATERVILLE, Maine --While state officials worry about the impact of heating oil prices this winter, another problem is developing as the cold weather sets in: a shortage of space in shelters for the homeless. Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter Executive Director Susan Goss said the problem stems in part from a housing market that's extremely short of apartments with three or more bedrooms, which makes it harder for shelters to place people in permanent quarters.
  • 9 News Investigation: Sex Offenders (Katrina)

    09/16/2005 7:44:33 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 21 replies · 740+ views
    wafb.com ^ | 09/16/05
    There is a potential problem brewing in the midst of the hurricane's aftermath--- both Louisiana State Police and the Red Cross are trying to get a handle on it, but nobody seems to have the right answer. It involves thousand of New Orleans sex offenders forced out of their city into our shelters and neighborhoods in Baton Rouge. From the beginning we've heard stories of rape, even child rape in the aftermath of the hurricane. By law Louisiana sex offenders are supposed to register where they live. This is meant to keep us all safe, just so we know who...
  • Requested shelters now go begging

    09/13/2005 1:17:00 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies · 853+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 9/12/2005 | Michele Munz
    The federal government will no longer bring evacuees from the Gulf Coast to the St. Louis region despite an areawide effort to provide facilities for thousands. Eleven days ago, the federal government ordered agencies here to make preparations for up to 2,000 people displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Now officials are deciding what to do with a Boeing hangar at Lambert Field that hundreds of volunteers and dozens of agencies worked feverishly to turn into a virtual city. St. Louis County also coordinated an effort to transform the long-abandoned Gumbo Jail in Chesterfield for about 300 Katrina evacuees... That's not to...
  • What's Ahead for Evacuees?

    09/03/2005 3:17:04 PM PDT · by Translates · 6 replies · 174+ views
    Nancy Shaar | 9/03/05 | Nancy Shaar
    Now that thousands of temporarily homeless evacuees from New Orleans and other Gulf Coast areas are finding shelter what does the future hold for them as well as for the communities who are sheltering them?
  • Houston-Galveston: More shelters open to accomodate evacuees

    09/02/2005 11:52:22 AM PDT · by Siobhan · 4 replies · 290+ views
    KHOU.com/Channel 11 CBS Houston ^ | Wednesday, August 31, 2005 | Mike Zientek/11 News and Staff Reports
    Shelters •Houston: The Mont Belvieu Senior Center at 11607 Eagle Drive was the first shelter, which is now at capacity with 120 people. •BAYTOWN: The Baytown Community Center at 2407 Market Street was next to open its doors to evacuees. By 6:45 p.m. Tuesday there were 400 people taking shelter there with a maximum capacity of 500. At Capacity •BAYTOWN: Third shelter to open: Memorial Baptist Church - 600 West Sterling, Baytown, Texas 77520 (capacity 250) •HOUSTON: Fourth shelter: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church - 6005 North Wayside Drive, Houston, Texas •GALVESTON: Moody Memorial Methodist Church – 2803 53rd Street,...
  • People venture outside Keesler shelters

    08/31/2005 9:33:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 1,056+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Aug 31, 2005 | Louis A. Arana-Barradas
    SAN ANTONIO -- For the first time since Hurricane Katrina forced them into shelters, 6,000 people at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., ventured outside for a breath of fresh air. That was late in the day on Aug. 30, just after eating their first hot meal since the devastating hurricane nearly blew the base and that section of the Gulf Coast off the map. People stood in line for up to two hours to get their first hot food in days, said Lt. Col. Claudia Foss, the 81st Training Wing spokesperson. “We were able to feed 6,000 people at one...
  • China activates bomb shelters

    06/28/2005 6:58:53 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 82 replies · 2,109+ views
    WND ^ | China activates
    China activates bomb shelters Intelligence sources suspect reopening to public is part of strategic deception Posted: June 28, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com China's decision to open up massive bomb shelters to the public, ostensibly to provide a respite from summer heat, has U.S. intelligence analysts concerned about a possible strategic deception by Beijing, reports Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. The government made a high-profile public announcement, carried by the official Xinhua news agency, this week that bomb shelters in central Chongqing would be opened to the public to allow residents to cool off during a heat wave in...
  • Shelters Prepared In Case Of Inaugural Emergency

    01/19/2005 5:25:15 AM PST · by tmp02 · 9 replies · 383+ views
    BETHEL TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A school in Pennsylvania's Susquehanna Valley is one of a number of shelters the American Red Cross is setting up in the event of an emergency at Thursday's presidential inauguration. INAUGURATION 2005 Schedule, History and More It's the first time the Red Cross has taken such extensive precautions for an inauguration. "We try to plan for any type of emergency that may occur," said Dawn Vitez, with the American Red Cross. Tuesday was a regular school day at Northern Lebanon High School, but the building is ready to take on an important role should there be...
  • Tapping the Hornet's Nest

    12/13/2004 8:40:27 AM PST · by forty_years · 2 replies · 1,319+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | December 13, 2004 | Michael Rubin
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in Iran: The Invisible Revolution. During the U.S. presidential campaign, debate over Iran policy received unprecedented attention. The reasons are multifold. With Iran on the verge of developing both nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile capability, Washington policymakers can no longer ignore the Iranian threat, especially when confidants of Supreme Leader Ali Khomenei lead televised chants of "American will be annihilated," as Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati did last June. American concern over a nuclear Iran is multifold. The danger is not necessarily that Iran would conduct a nuclear first strike, although former president Ali Akbar...
  • SHELTER KIDS HELD IN RAPE

    12/10/2003 5:36:06 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 54 replies · 344+ views
    NY Post ^ | Dec 10, 2003 | ZACH HABERMAN
    <p>December 10, 2003 -- A pair of teens accused of raping an East Village woman in her apartment building's stairwell were arrested yesterday at a nearby shelter where they were staying, cops said. Christopher Ramos and Joshua Roy-Hill, both 18, were nabbed at the East Village Resident shelter for youths on East 3rd Street.</p>
  • Bus shelters erected on route with no buses

    07/09/2003 9:46:06 AM PDT · by bedolido · 12 replies · 192+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 06/27/03 | Staff Writer
    City officials in Mesa, Arizona, have mistakenly installed two bus shelters where no buses run. The installation cost £19,000 at a time when the city is cutting its public transit budget to save money. The shelters were installed as part of a £4.6m improvement project finished about a year ago. Although there is a bus service on part of the road, the vehicles turn before reaching the shelters. And even though the shelters have signs posted saying no buses pass by, people still wait. "It slipped through all of us and didn't get caught until after the fact," said Jeff...
  • Save the city from shelters for homeless (Cynthia Alert)

    06/11/2003 6:43:26 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 11 replies · 392+ views
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | June 11, 2003 | Cynthia Tucker
    Build it, and they will come. That adage worked in "Field of Dreams," drawing dead baseball players, and it applies as well to the homeless, who have an amazing network that conveys news of the location of soup kitchens, shelters and ministries that cater to their needs. So it is that downtown Atlanta is practically overrun by vagrants, who come to the city for its services (and, of course, to panhandle office workers). If downtown Atlanta builds any more of those services, it will attract even more of the downtrodden seeking sustenance. Mayor Shirley Franklin is doing the right thing...
  • Churches can't help the homeless

    12/17/2002 10:16:39 AM PST · by always vigilant · 20 replies · 380+ views
    WTNH ^ | 12/17/2002 | WTNH
    (Danbury-AP Dec. 17, 2002 8:00 AM)_ Danbury officials have told several Danbury places of worship they can't help out the homeless. The effort to open places of worship to homeless people turned away from city shelters has hit a snag. City officials told three area churches and one synagogue they can't take in the homeless this winter because their buildings do not meet local zoning regulations and state fire codes. Churches, homeless advocates and city officials have been meeting to come up with a short-term solution to provide the homeless with a warm place to stay this winter. Officials say...
  • Homelessness a growing rural problem as housing costs rise (Maine)

    10/17/2002 3:05:11 PM PDT · by SheLion · 42 replies · 611+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 17 October 2002
    <p>Homelessness is not just a problem in Maine's largest cities, according to directors of shelters that are filling up in smaller communities across the state.</p> <p>Portland and Bangor shelters report no unusual demands for accommodations for this time of the year, but shelters from Oxford to Knox counties say they have been at capacity.</p>
  • Lack of Homeless Shelters a Problem in Florida's Glitzy Palm Beach County

    03/21/2002 10:33:28 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 11 replies · 944+ views
    TBO.com ^ | 3/21/02 | Amanda Riddle
    Surrounded by oceanfront high-rises, $250 hotel rooms and ritzy mansions, Larry Merana goes hungry and sleeps on a scrap of beach. He's been homeless for a month in Palm Beach County, known for its pockets of millionaires and fancy resorts but a place without enough shelters for its estimated 4,000 homeless. "When people say Palm Beach they think of wealth," said county commissioner Addie Green. "That's why a lot of our elected officials are putting their head in the sand. They don't want to admit that beautiful Palm Beach has homeless people." Merana lost his $17.50-per-hour carpentry job in February...