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  • How in NYC the Homeless Pay $3,000/Month to Live in Tenements

    02/13/2013 8:34:49 PM PST · by Mortrey · 8 replies
    From the New York Times ^ | February 12, 2013 | Michael Krieger
    As New York City struggles to find shelter for its increasingly large homeless population, some landlords are paying off their rent-stabilized tenants in order to overcharge the city on rentals for the homeless. In some cases, the rent ends up being as high as $3,000 a month for a tiny room without a kitchen or a bathroom. Yep, you read that correctly.
  • When Obama /Jarrett and Rezko Faked The Poor Into Sub-standard Real Estate Deals

    09/29/2009 10:48:43 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 811+ views
    Boston Globe/The Lid ^ | 9/30/09 | The Lid
    Just a few short weeks ago the President spoke to Wall Street CEOs on the anniversary of the Lehman Bros. collapse: Unfortunately, there are some in the financial industry who are misreading this moment. Instead of learning the lessons of Lehman and the crisis from which we're still recovering, they're choosing to ignore those lessons. I'm convinced they do so not just at their own peril, but at our nation's. So I want everybody here to hear my words: We will not go back to the days of reckless behavior and unchecked excess that was at the heart of this...
  • Trying to balance the factions

    07/22/2004 11:32:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 454+ views
    The Economist ^ | Jul 22nd 2004 | Reuters
    A series of truces agreed on last month, encompassing Mr Sadr's stronghold in al-Thoura, Baghdad's eastern slum, as well as the Shia holy cities and other towns further south, are still holding. His own home turf in the capital has been more peaceful than it has been for months. Former fighters are now being paid to collect rubbish, plant trees, direct traffic and help the Iraqi police. The new government has promised to pay for a new sewage system so that the slum detritus will no longer flow past Baghdad's grimmest tenements. Outside the city, the clergy behind Mr...