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  • Does the right to bear arms extend to public housing?

    03/17/2018 8:49:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 3/17/2018 | Timothy Birdnow
    The Progressive left loves to assign "rights" to poor people who have no constitutional basis (the "right" to medical care, for instance) but is strangely reticent when it comes to your Second Amendment rights. Apparently, if you live in a housing project in East St. Louis, you had best surrender your guns at the door. From the Belleville News Democrat: The woman, who was identified in the lawsuit only as N. Doe, out of fear that her abusive ex-husband could find her if she was identified, has a valid Illinois FOID license and has been trained in firearm safety, according...
  • HUD senior adviser spread conspiracy theory about Clinton campaign chairman: report

    03/08/2018 11:22:29 PM PST · by MNDude · 24 replies
    A senior adviser at the Department of Housing and Urban Development repeatedly promoted a false conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman participated in a Satanic ritual, CNN reported Thursday. John Gibbs, who has worked as a senior adviser since last August, tweeted multiple times about a conspiracy theory that John Podesta participated in a Satanic ritual involving bodily fluids. The claim originated within the far-right after WikiLeaks in 2016 published a hacked email linked to Podesta in which there is a reference to a "spirit cooking dinner," which conspiracy theorists inferred was a satanic ritual. –– ADVERTISEMENT ––...
  • Opinion: Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Strong Cities, Black Lives Matter (ray76)

    08/13/2016 6:18:45 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 10 replies
    Aug 13, 2016 | Ray76
    "We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded." - Obama, July 2, 2008 What objectives? Who set them? This may begin to answer those questions, raise other questions, and perhaps point toward things needing further research. Organization of Islamic Cooperation - Criminalization of "Islamophobia" In 1990 the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued their “Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam” ( It’s Article 22 states: “Everyone shall...
  • Ben Carson, or the tale of the disappearing cabinet secretary.

    02/11/2018 7:41:38 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/11/2018 | Ben Terris
    Carson is an acclaimed neurosurgeon who oversees a large government agency for which he has no particular qualifications and in this way represents the grand theme of the Trump administration. He, like the president, came to power by promising that an outsider would have the "common sense" it takes to cure what ails us. And so, while conservative gadfly Armstrong Williams played host to this party at the Monocle restaurant, it was Carson everyone came to see. "There's never been a time in the history of the world where a society became divided like this and did well," Carson said...
  • Ben Carson Attacked For WH Bible Study — Defiantly Declares ‘I Will Not Stop Being A Christian’

    02/01/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/01/2018 | Benny Johnson
    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson relayed a defiant message to the atheist groups attacking him for attending a Bible study at the White House. “I will not stop being a Christian while in service to this country.” The conflict began after reports surfaced, detailing the weekly meeting of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet Secretaries for Bible study. Carson regularly attends this meeting along with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, according to CBN News. The atheist group, Freedom From Religion Foundation, and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in...
  • HUD Emails Raise Questions About Bureaucrats Skewing Bidding Process

    01/29/2018 6:16:18 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 8 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 29, 2018 | Todd Shepherd
    Emails discussed 'limiting the competition' after department received an unfavorable action from the Supreme Court A contractor claims that numerous HUD officials illegally threw away a competitive bidding process for contracting work, claiming internal emails show repeated instances of high-ranking HUD officials skirting court rulings while operating with a bias against their company and others like them in the years that followed. Navigate Affordable Housing Partners is a nonprofit based in Alabama that originally won a contract to administer somewhere between five to ten percent of HUD's Section 8 housing program in 2000. . HUD began contracting the management of...
  • America's homeless population rises for first time in years

    12/06/2017 5:56:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 6, 2017 7:49 PM EST | Christopher Weber and Geoff Mulvihill
    The nation’s homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual Point in Time count Wednesday, a report that showed nearly 554,000 homeless people across the country during local tallies conducted in January. That figure is up nearly 1 percent from 2016. Of that total, 193,000 people had no access to nightly shelter and instead were staying in vehicles, tents, the streets and other places considered...
  • Leftist Group that Gets Millions from U.S. Offers to Pay Legal Fees of Arrested Tax Reform...

    12/05/2017 10:29:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 5, 2017
    Full title: Leftist Group that Gets Millions from U.S. Offers to Pay Legal Fees of Arrested Tax Reform Protesters A leftist nonprofit that offered to pay the legal and transportation expenses of tax reform protestors receives tens of millions of dollars from the government, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch. The New York City-based group, Housing Works, describes itself as a “healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.” Its mission is to end homelessness and AIDS through advocacy, lifesaving services and businesses that sustain the efforts. Last week, Housing Works organized a big demonstration in Washington...
  • Time: Trump's Cabinet 'Wrecking Crew' Is 'Dismantling Government As We Know It'

    10/29/2017 12:39:39 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 109 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 10/29/2017 | Tom Blumer
    The most recent cover of Time Magazine — or I should say.., given its parent company's recent decision "reducing ... circulation and frequency" of the formerly iconic publication — calls President Donald Trump's cabinet "The Wrecking Crew" on a mission of "dismantling government as we know it."  Separate reports singled out EPA Director Scott Pruitt, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and HUD Secretary Ben Carson for scrutiny.The cover's word selection is obviously out of line, as none of the three is proposing to "dismantle" — meaning to "take (something) apart" (and not put it back together) — the agencies under their charge....
  • My Proposal for Federal Housing Voucher Caps

    10/25/2017 10:51:49 AM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 23 replies
    10/25/2017 | Brian Griffin
    It is silly for Uncle Sam to pay glamour city rents so people can be idle in expensive cities like San Francisco and New York. I would cap a housing voucher for a housing unit at $250 for a first US citizen adult (age 21+) in the unit, plus $150 for a second US citizen adult (age 21+) in the unit, plus $200 if there is a male child aged three to fifteen (or in high school and under age 19) in the unit, plus $200 if there is a female child aged three to fifteen (or in high school...
  • Steve Harvey Teams with Ben Carson on HUD Project Despite ‘Vicious’ Anti-Trump Backlash

    09/05/2017 10:15:13 AM PDT · by DFG · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | 09/05/2017 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    TV star Steve Harvey is apparently pressing ahead with his commitment to help the Trump administration on its Housing and Urban Development initiatives despite the fierce backlash he received for meeting with then-President-elect Trump in January. In an extensive interview with the Hollywood Reporter published Tuesday, the comedian and Family Feud host revealed that he has been meeting with HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson to discuss building what he called “vision centers” in New York City, to teach STEM subjects and computer programming to children.
  • ‘House negroes stand up!’ Herman Cain tries a different approach to support Ben Carson

    08/25/2017 4:07:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    BPR ^ | 25 Aug 2017 | Amber Randall
    Former black Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain tried to offer support to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson by telling all “house negroes” to “stand up” in a letter posted to his website. Cain called on “house negroes” to stand up in support of Carson after a Michigan Chronicle op-ed accused Carson of being a “house negro” following Carson’s defensive of President Donald Trump’s remarks on the Charlottesville riots. “If being called a ‘house Negro’ is what some of us must endure for succeeding in this nation and thinking for ourselves, then let all of the...
  • Nashville Woman Stabs Ex-Boyfriend For Refusing To Cook For Her

    08/05/2017 2:49:49 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 8/2/2017 | Dory Jackson
    A woman in Nashville, Tennessee reportedly stabbed her ex-boyfriend after he refused to cook for her, according to a Tuesday report from Fox News 17 in Tennessee. Stranesha Buford, 29, was arrested Monday for stabbing the victim in the left side of his back. According to Davidson County's Active Inmate Search online, she received a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. An affidavit confirmed that the stabbing occurred July 26 at Buford's Dellway Villa apartment, which is listed as a Housing in Urban Development (HUD) apartment complex. The victim claimed that Buford asked him to cook her...
  • Feds Subsidized Housing for ‘Nonexistent Tenants’

    07/26/2017 11:35:44 AM PDT · by ptsal · 16 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 26, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    [snip] The Department of Housing and Urban Development spent over $500,000 on apartments for people who "did not exist," ...and paid the complex $1.8 million between January 2013 and December 2015. [snip]..."Beverly Place's owner did not administer its project-based Section 8 program in accordance with HUD regulations," the inspector general said. "Specifically, the owner billed HUD for at least 97 tenants who did not exist or whose income eligibility was either falsified or unsupported." The inspector general noted that "nonexistent tenants" were ghost tenants
  • Their Public Housing at the End of Its Life, Residents Ask: What Now? (Cairo, IL)

    05/19/2017 6:34:54 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | 17 May 2017 | Monica Davey
    Cairo, Ill., has a population of fewer than 3,000 people. A plan to demolish two public housing developments would force many residents to leave and cut the school enrollment in half. ___ The authorities announced last month that the cost of fixing the developments was out of reach, and that replacing them altogether would cost almost 10 times as much. For hundreds of residents, the decision may mean not only leaving these crumbling buildings, but also moving from Cairo altogether. “For sure they needed to fix this place up a long time ago,” said Nena Ellis, 38, a mother of...
  • CHICAGO Ald. Arena's Section 8 development means more crime, lower property values

    05/12/2017 6:05:08 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Chicago City ^ | Mar 17, 2017 | Glenn Minnis
    Ald. Arena's Section 8 development means more crime, lower property values in Jefferson Park, says expert Crime Glenn Minnis James Bovard warns residents of Jefferson Park that they need look no further than the opposite side of the city to see what a proposed low-income, subsidized housing complex could mean for their neighborhood. The plan, backed by 45th Ward Alderman John Arena, would nearly double the amount of subsidized housing in the neighborhood. “It could be the Chatham aftermath all over again,” Bovard, a noted libertarian author and lecturer, told the Chicago City Wire. Chatham is a South Side neighborhood...
  • The Blob Goes After Ben Carson

    05/10/2017 4:33:39 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 2 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 5 May, 2017 | Francis Menton
    Of all the federal agencies that ought to have their budgets zeroed out, HUD should be the first. There is no bureaucracy in the "anti-poverty" business that does more than HUD to take people perfectly capable of self-sufficiency and intentionally turn them into lifelong government dependents. And, in the "bang for the buck" category, no other bureaucracy could possibly outdo HUD for futility. No housing grant, subsidy or other initiative counts for as much as a penny in the income of any recipient. Therefore, if somebody was poor before receiving an HUD grant or subsidy, it is one hundred percent...
  • FACT CHECK: Ben Carson Didn’t Find HUD Errors

    05/03/2017 7:45:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    FACT CHECK ^ | 4/19/2017 | By D'Angelo Gore
    Q: Did Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson find over $500 billion in accounting errors while auditing HUD’s financial statements?A: No. The errors were discovered and published by HUD’s independent inspector general before Carson became secretary.FULL QUESTION Is it true that Dr. Ben Carson has found a half trillion dollar error from the Obama administration since he has taken office?FULL ANSWER Readers have repeatedly asked us if Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson initiated an audit of HUD’s financial statements and found more than $500 billion in accounting errors made by the Obama administration.That may be...
  • Carson: HUD-Funded Projects Will Grow Jobs For Low-Income Americans

    04/23/2017 11:22:50 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 25 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 22, 2017 | Jack Davis
    Low-income Americans will no longer be passed over when the federal government pays the bill for construction projects, HUD Secretary Ben Carson said Thursday. Carson said using a rule that has been ignored for much of the past 50 years is part of his different approach to running the Department of Housing and Urban Development. “It’s not how many people we can get into public housing,” Carson said during an interview with Newsmax TV. “It’s how many people we can get out of it.”
  • Steve Harvey Says President Trump is "Keeping His Word"

    04/20/2017 11:34:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 20, 2017 | Justin Holcomb
    Famous TV personality Steve Harvey explained to TMZ on Wednesday that President Donald Trump is doing what he said he would do after their meeting in Trump Tower back in January. "As far as doing what he promised me he'd do, he's doing it," Harvey said in Beverly Hills. "I'm working with HUD (Housing and Urban Development). I'm getting housing for underprivileged people. We're going to set up centers around the country. It's going really well, and God willing it will work out." Harvey said he wasn't happy with everything President Trump was doing, but did admit that "He's keeping...