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  • Closed Wal-Mart in Brownsville to Reopen as Shelter for Unaccompanied Minors (illegals!)

    01/26/2017 6:56:36 PM PST · by dynachrome · 43 replies
    http://www.krgv.com/ ^ | 1-25-17 | channel 5 fake news (ABC)
    A non-profit organization will resume the use of an abandoned Wal-Mart in Brownsville as a shelter. A Southwest Key spokeswoman confirmed the facility is set to open on March. They said itíll be to welcome unaccompanied minors who crossed into the U.S. illegally. It will be the 4th facility in Brownsville to shelter children, under the age of 17, who have crossed into the U.S. without an adult. Southwest Key is federally funded by the Office of Refugees Resettlement. The groupís mission is to provide a safe environment for unaccompanied children while they wait to be reunited with a sponsor...
  • Fed. Mandate: Homeless Shelters Must Admit Transgenders Despite Risks

    08/18/2016 11:00:06 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 16, 2016 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    Ahh, how to begin a story about ‚Äútransgender accommodations‚ÄĚ and the government? Well, one could simply look at the issue of ‚Äútransgender accommodations‚ÄĚ as a political¬†economist, and see that the conflict over new rules and laws teaches us something incredibly important about the nature of politics. Let‚Äôs take two breaking news items as examples. First, on Aug.¬†15, Dominic Holden¬†of BuzzFeed reported that the federal General Services Administration (GSA) will post new rules this week¬†commanding 9,200 properties run by the federal government to open their bathrooms to¬†folks according to¬†their ‚Äúgender identities.‚ÄĚ GSA spokesperson Ashley Nash-Hahn told BuzzFeed: This includes all kinds...
  • If Everyone Read This Shelters Would Be Empty

    12/31/2015 8:05:13 AM PST · by Tarasaramozart · 82 replies
    The Dodo ^ | December 31, 2015
    If Everyone Read This, The Shelters Would Be Empty For anyone who has ever dropped off a pet at a local shelter, it's mostly a passing hell. There's some paperwork. Probably some tears. Occasionally, people from a local animal welfare group will camp out front, hoping to change your mind. No shelter, of course, can refuse an animal. But they can euthanize them ‚ÄĒ and often do, in a matter of days. Those days can be some of the most stressful, confusing and sad days of a dog's life. Do people who drop their pets off at high-intake shelters really...
  • 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
    Letís stipulate a few things. First, letís say youíre rich. Second, letís say youíre not stupid, which is likely. Itís difficult for stupid people to become rich. Now letís stipulate that fairness-obsessed politicians want you to pay your, ahem, fair share in taxes. So, they double your tax rate Ė because youíre 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 90ís, December of Ď92 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. ó 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...