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  • 8K homeless will move out of NYC hotels and into shelters, de Blasio says

    06/17/2021 7:27:02 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/16/2021 | Nolan Hicks and Sam Raskin
    The city will soon move thousands of homeless New Yorkers out of dozens of hotels and back into congregate shelters due to “greatly improved” pandemic metrics, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. The move — which would move about 8,000 homeless people out of 60 hotels — comes after the Big Apple has seen record-low COIVD-19 levels and the Empire State’s pandemic restrictions were lifted on Tuesday as 70 percent of adult residents received at least one vaccine dose, according to federal data. “It is time to move homeless folks who were in hotels for a temporary period of time...
  • Group given $87M contract to shelter migrants solicits donations to fly families from border

    04/22/2021 7:20:11 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/16/2021 | Anna Giaritelli
    A nonprofit organization that was given an $87 million federal contract to house migrant families temporarily in hotels is asking for donations to fly those families to their destinations across the country. Spending any charitable donations could expose the organization, Family Endeavors, to legal problems while it is responsible for holding tens of thousands of children and families in Arizona and Texas over the next six months, according to two lawyers who are experts on government oversight matters. Family Endeavors last month won an $87 million contract from Immigration and Customs Enforcement that other companies were not permitted to bid...
  • Man Turns Discarded Coolers Into Winter Shelters For Stray Cats

    12/19/2019 5:19:25 PM PST · by Twotone · 53 replies
    Intelligent Living ^ | December 9, 2020 | Luana Steffen
    The winter is a rough time for stray animals, many of them die from the freezing temperatures. Thankfully, an animal lover is saving the furry creatures by providing them with a warm place to sleep. A man named Philip Rogich (also known as the Batman of Ogden), based in Ogden, Utah is building shelters from upcycled coolers for stray and feral cats to sleep during the cold season. He was inspired by a man on Facebook making these cooler shelters, and he decided to try making them too. Then he posted on Facebook asking people to give up their discarded...
  • Secretary Ben Carson: America's Dr. Politically Incorrect

    10/25/2019 7:08:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | October 25, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    "This whole concept of political correctness ... it's going to destroy our nation." That was the no-nonsense response of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson to Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) earlier this week. Wexton was trying for a "gotcha" moment in a congressional hearing when she asked Dr. Carson if he would "apologize" for being quoted for expressing concern over "big, hairy men" trying to gain entry into an Alaska women's homeless shelter. I could not have said it better. On yesterday's edition of Washington Watch, Dr. Carson – or Dr. Politically Incorrect as I've called him -...
  • 12-year-old boy's bow tie idea will help countless homeless animals find their forever home

    07/24/2019 7:51:50 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 32 replies
    The Animal Rescue Site ^ | 07/24/19 | Elizabeth Nelson
    Darius Brown, from Newark, New Jersey, was diagnosed with developmental delays, including speech delay, comprehension delay and fine motor skills delay, when he was just two years old. Since then, his mother, Joy Brown, and his older sister, Dazhai Brown-Shearz, have been working hard to encourage him to improve those skills. Darius’s breakthrough came at the age of eight, while his sister was in cosmetology school. Dazhai was making hair ribbons for little girls and thought Darius could benefit from helping out with the project. “With his fine motor skills, he wasn’t able to really use his hands well —...
  • New Starbucks policy: No purchase needed to sit in cafes

    05/19/2018 2:41:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2018 2:20 PM | Joseph Pisani
    Starbucks announced a new policy Saturday that allows anyone to sit in its cafés or use its restrooms, even if they don’t buy anything. The new policy comes five weeks after two black men who hadn’t bought anything were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks. Company executives have said its previous policies were loose and ambiguous, leaving decisions on whether people could sit in its stores or use the restroom up to store managers. […] The company said anyone can use its cafés, patios or restrooms without buying anything, but it noted workers should still call the police if someone is...
  • 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 it’ll 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 group’s 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 “transgender accommodations” and the government? Well, one could simply look at the issue of “transgender accommodations” 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’s 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 “gender identities.” 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 — 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
    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...