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  • San Francisco, Hostage to the Homeless: Failure to Enforce Standards Has Made the City Unlivable

    10/08/2019 9:27:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    City Journal ^ | 10/07/2019 | Heather MacDonald
    Everyone’s on drugs here . . . and stealing,” an ex-felon named Shaku explains as he rips open a blue Popsicle wrapper with his teeth. Shaku is standing in an encampment of tents, trash, and bicycles, across from San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church. Another encampment-dweller lights a green crack pipe and passes it around. A few paces down the street, a gaunt man swipes a credit card through a series of parking meters to see if it has been reported stolen yet. For the last three decades, San Francisco has conducted a real-life experiment in what happens when a society...
  • A Moral Tale of Two Cities: Homelessness in Austin and San Francisco

    10/08/2019 8:08:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/07/2019 | Bill Murchison
    The "progressive," so to speak, vision of politics and public life envisions tighter and tighter government control over economic life, along with looser and looser controls over human behavior. I think you'd refer to the overall design as a paradox: a clash of methods and objectives. Elizabeth Warren wants corporations subjected to unprecedented government oversight. Austin's and San Francisco's ruling classes favor, for the homeless, just about all the freedom you could imagine to use the public streets as a bedroom or restroom, in the name of, I don't know ... liberty? Liberty for those who avail themselves of these...
  • Homeless In Seattle, Part 1: High-Tech & The Homeless

    10/01/2019 8:07:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/01/2019 | Ilana Mercer
    Big Tech and the other multinationals are exacerbating the problem of homelessness in Washington state. For these stateless corporations are the major importers, into King County and the surrounds, of a high-tech, feudal elite, thus compounding the homeless quagmire. The corporations who straddle the globe rely on immigration ignoramuses to perpetuate the single-cause theory of homelessness: addiction or mental illness. However, even if drug addiction and mental illness are seen as necessary in causing homelessness, they are seldom sufficient. Substance abuse and mental anguish can, in themselves, be the consequence of other exogenous, existential and intractable circumstances. Like being priced...
  • Erin Cruz launches effort to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom

    09/23/2019 8:58:56 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 13 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 9/17/19 | Carl Durreck
    For complete transparency, I’ll state up front I completely support this effort to recall Governor Gavin Newsom. As a California resident, I’ve seen the dysfunction from our elected officials and the radical progressive ideas they push. As an American, I understand the need to fight Democrats tooth and nail, especially when their leadership has been as disastrous as it’s been in California. Erin Cruz is leading the effort to launch a recall vote against the Governor. We endorsed her campaign two years ago and we support this effort today. Newsom’s policies, from endorsing the sanctuary state status to removing parental...
  • Secretary (HUD) Ben Carson writes to CA Govenor

    09/19/2019 6:31:24 PM PDT · by seenenuf · 50 replies
    Written response to CA for their request of Federal monies to shelter homeless.
  • Trump To Slap SF With Notice Of Environmental Violation

    09/18/2019 11:46:32 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 106 replies
    The Trump administration plans to deliver a notice of environmental violation to San Francisco over its homelessness problem. President Trump said late Wednesday the notice would come from the Environmental Protection Agency. He said waste, specifically used needles, in storm sewers is contributing to ocean pollution. He added: “They have to clean it up. We can’t have our cities going to hell.” In a statement, San Francisco Mayor London Breed said the city has a sewer system that runs effectively, keeping debris from reaching the Bay or the Pacific Ocean.
  • Five Things President Trump Can Do to Confront and Prevent a Homelessness Tsunami

    09/16/2019 8:39:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/16/2019 | Lance Izumi and Michele Steeb
    The television images of homeless adults, tent cities, discarded drug paraphernalia, and filthy conditions in America’s urban landscapes are shocking. The homeless people in these scenes didn’t grow up saying, “I can’t wait to become an addict and live on the street.” Clearly, several things went wrong over the course of their lives. For many living on the streets, the path to homelessness started early, with childhood trauma and adverse experiences. For example, in Santa Clara County, just south of San Francisco, 78 percent of homeless adults grew up in a household with a person with drug or alcohol dependence;...
  • Trump Mulls Taking Action on Homelessness in California

    09/11/2019 9:06:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/11/2019 | Rick Moran
    Since the ultra left governments of Los Angeles and San Francisco can't bring themselves to do what's necessary to address the crisis of homelessness in California, the Trump administration may end up doing it for them.CBS Los Angeles: The White House is reportedly looking to become more actively involved in homeless crisis in California. Speaking at a Politico event Monday evening in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's chief of state Breelyn Pete said a “very large delegation” from the Trump Administration was in town for a scheduled meeting on homelessness, according to Politico.The delegation – which reportedly includes White...
  • Los Angeles Homeless Dying In Droves

    09/05/2019 9:49:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/05/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    We’ve covered a number of stories here dealing with the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles which has been out of control and growing for several years now. Most of these tales have to do with drug addiction, mental illness, crimes committed both by and against the homeless and people using the streets as their bathrooms. But there’s another, even darker element to this story featured in the LA Times this week. As it turns out, the homeless are not just living on the streets. They’re dying on them and in large numbers. On average, nearly three homeless people are...
  • Austin's homeless problem could force some downtown businesses to close early

    08/24/2019 1:16:50 PM PDT · by bgill · 65 replies
    austincbs ^ | Aug. 23, 2019 | Bettie Cross
    Some Austin business owners say the homeless problem is now a homeless crisis. One downtown business owner says he may start closing early to keep employees and customers safe...In June, the Austin City Council changed the homeless ordinances to allow sitting, lying and camping in more public spaces, including sidewalks. Staley says that's when one homeless man moved in. “All his belongings are right here up against our patio and we can't do anything about it. We can't. The police can't,” said Staley. The patio on Congress Avenue was designed as a shady spot for tourists and locals to grab...
  • Sacramento Woman Forced To Move Business Due To Homelessness Issue

    08/22/2019 6:17:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | August 22, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    California is quickly turning into a hell hole, if it hasn't actually earned that status yet. The areas that are particularly hit the hardest by state and local policies have been the cities of the Golden State. Look no further than this latest story out of Sacramento. A salon owner of 21 years recently had to move locations, not because of lack of sales or increased property taxes, but because the homeless population is simply out of control."I am angry about it as well. I wouldn’t be relocating if it wasn’t for this issue," Elizabeth Novak told Fox & Friends...
  • Seattle-Area Councilman: Hosing Poop-Covered Sidewalks Might Be Racially Insensitive

    07/28/2019 8:19:54 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 84 replies
    NRO ^ | 12 July 2019 | Kartherine Timpf
    A councilman in Seattle is reportedly opposed to hosing sidewalks that reek of excrement near a local courthouse because he fears that it might be racially insensitive. No, this is not a joke. The area surrounding King County Superior Court includes a homeless shelter and other social-services organizations and has become an “unsanitary and potentially frightening” scene — one “that reeks of urine and excrement” — according to an article in the Seattle Times. Desperate for help with the disgusting environment, two of the court’s judges have asked the city to please power-wash the poop-covered sidewalks. That seems like a...
  • 'You're Our Only Hope!': Liberal Austin Cries out for Republicans to Save It

    07/18/2019 8:22:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/18/2019 | Bryan Preston
    Since Austin's liberal policy on homeless camping went into effect on July 1, the big question is how much of an impact would it really have? Was the issue overblown? Would Austin residents see homeless camps pop up all over town or not? And would Austin, woke and weird capital that it is, object to it all?The results are in and growing. And if Los Angeles is any guide, they are urgent. Mayor Steve Adler recently traveled to L.A. to "learn" how to handle homelessness from the Democrat-run city. Austin and L.A. both have permissive camping policies.Well, L.A. now has...
  • VIDEO: Skid Row Los Angeles Appears on Google Maps

    07/18/2019 8:59:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 18, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Check for yourself. Just enter "Skid Row Los Angeles" into Google Search for Maps and you will see it is an entity on the map with boundaries. In this video I take a close look at that map and concentrate on the wholesale district which lies within the bounds of Skid Row. I take street level tour of a section of that wholesale district where I used to do a lot of business, often going there at least once or twice a week. The homeless situation which was encouraged by the current city administration must be putting a lot...
  • Amid Homelessness Crisis, San Francisco Residents Sue To Block New Shelter

    07/15/2019 9:14:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/15/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Remember when we talked about the 30% increase in homelessness in San Francisco? At the time I suggested that some combination of public and private investment might be needed to combat the problem. As it turns out, just such a proposal is moving forward, with construction getting underway on a 200-bed temporary shelter located near the Giants baseball stadium.Great news, right? You might think so, but a large group of local residents doesn’t agree. Called “Safe Embarcadero for All,” the group raised more than $100K, not to help the homeless, but to bring a lawsuit aimed at stopping construction...
  • Austin Goes from Harmlessly Weird to Dangerously Stupid by Legalizing Camping on City Streets

    07/02/2019 2:17:24 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 64 replies
    PJ media ^ | 07/02/2019 | Bryan Preston
    Austin has long been the weird, liberal capital of Texas. The rest of Texas just sort of shrugs and puts up with it. Austin is quirky. Austin is odd. Austin lives in its own little world. Austin is also home to some of the best live music joints anywhere and you have to work pretty hard to find a bad restaurant in the city, so it’s not without its charms. The joke about Austin is that it’s nice because it's so close to Texas (its the capital, a deep blue dot surrounded by a vast red sea). Austin is like...
  • President Trump Says He May Take Action On Homeless Problem In LA, San Francisco

    07/02/2019 3:08:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 99 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 07/02/2019
    Homelessness has made encampments a familiar sight across Southern California, and with people living on the streets come problems like sidewalks being used as bathrooms, rat infestations and diseases. In an interview with Fox News from Osaka, Japan, the president agreed the “filth” in American cities was “very sad.” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti responded to Trump’s remarks Tuesday during an appearance on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO, where he said he was actually encouraged by the president’s attention to the issue. “Any day the president is talking about homelessness is a good day,” Garcetti said. “The only thing I would correct...
  • San Diego homelessness level drops on costly clean-up effort, mayor says

    06/23/2019 8:57:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Fox Business ^ | June 23,2019 | Julia Limitone
    As Los Angeles County grapples with a growing homeless population, San Diego has managed to get more people off the streets and into shelters, according to San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer.. The homeless count is] down 6 percent county-wide,” he told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney Opens a New Window. on Friday. “It really is about challenging the bureaucracies that have been entrenched in the status quo and doing things differently.” By comparison, Los Angeles County homelessness spiked 12 percent over the past year. “One of the things that we are doing in San Diego, that I think is really having...
  • With the Left in charge, Seattle and Los Angeles are dying. Chaos on camera (videos)

    06/23/2019 10:53:21 AM PDT · by JZad · 33 replies
    Communities Digital News (LLC) ^ | June 23, 2019 | Dennis Fishel
    Los Angeles and Seattle are in chaos. As is San Francisco. It is the result of the left in charge. They feel the East Coast, no matter what will vote Democrat. So why fix things? In Los Angeles, rodents have decided to go upscale and move into City Hall. That’s rather fitting. However, one would think that LAPD’s headquarters being cited by the state for its health violations would be an embarrassment. Wouldn’t it?
  • The Denizens of Tentopolis: A Look at the Homeless Living on the Streets of America

    06/19/2019 7:38:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/19/2019 | Deana Chadwell
    Place yourself in San Francisco or Seattle or L.A. It’s rainy, windy. You just got off the bus. You only have $20 cash and you’re hungry and tired. Where do you go? What do you do? Complicate this problem with any of the following: * You have small children. * You are suffering from a chronic disease – HIV/AIDS. * You suffer from bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia and can’t afford, or won’t take, your medication. * You are addicted to heroin. * You have limited job skills or limited education. You are a symptom of the disintegration of our liberal...