BREAKING: “LIFE THREATENING SITUATION!” Mile-wide tornado heading straight north now toward Cleburne, TX
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City of Cleburne, Texas, declared a disaster area following large tornado – @OmarVillafranca
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Update: At least 6 people killed, 14 others unaccounted for in Texas tornado outbreak, sheriff says – @NBCLA Breaking
Officials awaited daybreak to fully assess the scope of the destruction left in the wake of a deadly tornado in Granbury.
If the economy is getting better, then why does poverty in America continue to grow so rapidly? Yes, the stock market has been hitting all-time highs recently, but also the number of Americans living in poverty has now reached a level not seen since the 1960s. Yes, corporate profits are at levels never seen before, but so is the number of Americans on food stamps. Yes, housing prices have started [...]
A Tupelo woman hired earlier this month by a KFC was fired Monday after the franchise owner discovered she’s homeless.
Eunice Jasica has been staying at the Salvation Army lodge since early December after losing her job, her car and her home.
The nonprofit organization requires its residents to seek employment daily and, upon finding it, to pay for lodging and start saving for a place of their own. Jasica said she [...]
A PROPAGANGA video apparently made by North Korea claims US citizens live off SNOW and have eaten the country’s entire population of BIRDS.
The bizarre film shows a dystopian American society where the streets are piled with body-bags and filled with homeless drug addicts.
Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4839271/North-Korean-video-shows-dystopian-America.html#ixzz2NR3sujhm
SPAIN’S JOBLESS HITS RECORD 5 MILLION IN FEBRUARY
The financial crash and plummeting property market struck Spain with a high eviction rate and a rash of empty houses. Now victims of the crisis are fighting back by setting up home in a network of vacant buildings
“Life changes when you lose everything,” says Manoli Cortés. “There was a time when I was happy just to work and look after my home. Now, [...]
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The feds are descending on downtown Los Angeles to combat a dangerous outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis.
KCAL9?s Jeff Nguyen went downtown in search of people who may have been exposed.
A homeless, hatchet-wielding hitchhiker named Kai is being hailed as a hero after saving a woman from the clutches of a bear-hugging racist who claimed to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ.
The story goes like this: After ramming his car into a black Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) worker in West Fresno and pinning him to his utility truck, an unidentified man attempted to make things much worse by exiting [...]
Dozens of families who found refuge from Hurricane Sandy at the Stony Point Conference Center have been given a Friday deadline to find a new place to live and are now facing an area housing crisis as demand continues to exceed supply.
Apartment rentals have been hard to come by in the area, residents and local real estate agents said. Where apartments are available, costs are high and landlords aren’t easing [...]
Millions without power will become ‘effectively homeless’ as nor’easter brings frigid chill to New York and New Jersey still reeling from superstorm
“Temperatures drop into the 20s, with lows just above freezing, as storm bears down on New York and New Jersey
More than 2.5million still without power after Superstorm Sandy
Gov Andrew Cuomo warns that homes left in the dark will be ‘uninhabitable’ because of the cold weather
Storm projected to hit on [...]
God bless this Hotel owner!
The owner of a Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Staten Island refuses to kick out his current guests, who lost their homes to superstorm Sandy, to runners arriving for Sunday’s New York City Marathon.
Hotel owner Richard Nicotra told Hotel Check-In Friday afternoon that local residents are relying on his hotel while they remain homeless due to the storm and that he won’t let them down.
“On Thursday [...]
Forsaken And Forgotten
America is becoming a very cold place. If you don’t have money, you don’t really matter much in our society. The ads on television aren’t for you – they are directed at people that actually have good jobs and that can afford to buy the nice little “extras” in life. The politicians aren’t really interested in you either – they figure that they can buy your vote [...]
(CNSNews.com) — President Barack Obama has requested over half-a-billion dollars for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs that provide housing assistance to homeless or HIV-positive people in drug treatment.
For the Fiscal Year 2013 National Drug Control budget, Obama has requested $25.6 billion, including $542.4 million to fund HUD programs that provide housing to individuals in drug treatment, according to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy [...]
BERKELEY, California, Jul 13 2012 (IPS) - Amber, 24, who’s been living on the streets half her life, was sitting on a sunny sidewalk in downtown Berkeley last week, cuddling her three-month-old puppy and talking to a friend. But if voters approve a measure the city council placed on the November ballot, sitting on the sidewalk – after a warning – could cost her 75 dollars.
“That law will give us tickets [...]
Joey the kitten was orphaned at two-weeks-old after his mother was killed
He’s been fostered for a few weeks while he gets bigger
Then he’s looking for a new home through Exeter Axhayes Adoption Centre
Orphaned at just two-weeks-old, Joey the kitten is shopping for a new home and his new found friend Chesney is helping him on his way
Joey’s mother was killed crossing the road near Exeter, Devon leaving Joey homeless until [...]
From Eric Peters:
What does it mean to be a “good person?”
One hears the term fairly often. So-and-so is a good person. Or the plural – they’re good people. But what is meant is rarely defined. It is accepted that we’re all talking about the same thing – but if you look at it a little bit, very often we’re not.
Because many of us seem to have a view of goodness [...]
Fiancée Catherine Hooper making appointments with realtors in TriBeCa and West Village areas of New York
The son of Bernie Madoff faces being homeless because realtors were refusing to rent to the family of the disgraced financier.
Andrew Madoff, 45, and his fiancee Catherine Hooper have been looking for a home in New York so that his children can go to school.
Ms Hooper, 39, shows up alone to view homes around $20,000 [...]
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – When the Causeway Cannibal Rudy Eugene attacked Ronald Poppo, 65, he had been on the streets for more than 30 years. While he has a long criminal rap sheet related to being homeless, his sister Antoinette Poppo remembers a different time.
“I remember a very intelligent boy,” Antoinette told CBS4?s Gio Benitez. “He went to a private school, and I really don’t understand what happened.”
What happened to Poppo [...]
This day’s purpose is to bring to the general public’s awareness of many many food sharing prohibition laws that because they are little known are proliferating at an incredible rate.
The purpose of these laws are said to protect starving people from bad food but are an little disguised attempt to drive the homeless out of each town towards food These laws are destroying people and causing them to suffer incredibly.
February 25, 2012
Former Columbus police officer Edward Pascucci had been jobless for more than a year and was facing homelessness last summer when he decided to rob a local bank. Making off with stacks of cash, however, never was his intention.
Pascucci told a federal judge on Thursday he’d run out of options, was facing “severe health problems” and opted to avail himself of the services offered by the federal [...]
By Chloe Hadjimatheou
BBC World Service, Athens
Unemployed and homeless, Natasha’s mother said she could no longer cope
Greece’s financial crisis has made some families so desperate they are giving up the most precious thing of all – their children.
One morning a few weeks before Christmas a kindergarten teacher in Athens found a note about one of her four-year-old pupils.
“I will not be coming to pick up Anna today because I cannot [...]
Crooks and Liars
December 31, 2011
The National Economic and Social Rights Initiative along with Amnesty International are asking the U.S. to step up its efforts to address the foreclosure crisis, including by giving serious consideration to the growing call for a foreclosure moratorium and other forms of relief for those at risk, and establishing a housing finance system that fulfills human rights obligations.
New government census reports have revealed disturbing information [...]
BOSTON (CBS) – A woman who allegedly robbed a bank and then handed out the money to children was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation Thursday.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030?s Carl Stevens reports
Police say 30-year-old Jasmin Rivera robbed a Citizens Bank near the Boston Opera House around 3 p.m. Wednesday, hailed a cab and told the driver she’d just robbed a bank, and that she’d give him a big tip if [...]
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This Christmas, you may have seen celebrities and other big names handing out free dinners to the homeless and there were plenty of news cameras to capture it. But what happens when the Hollywood stars leave and the media forgets about the poverty problem. Unfortunately, the problem persists and those needing help think the media and Washington need to pay more attention at what is [...]
The New York Times
October 30, 2011
On Friday, the law firm of Steven J. Baum threw a Halloween party. The firm, which is located near Buffalo, is what is commonly referred to as a “foreclosure mill” firm, meaning it represents banks and mortgage servicers as they attempt to foreclose on homeowners and evict them from their homes. Steven J. Baum is, in fact, the largest [...]
Japan has raised the alert level at a stricken nuclear plant from four to five on a seven-point international scale for atomic incidents.
The crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi site is now two levels below Ukraine’s 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog warned in Tokyo the battle to stabilise the plant was a race against time.
The crisis was prompted by last week’s huge quake and [...]
During the 1930s 140 billion dollars were stolen. Today, that would account for 2.4 trillion dollars. All by design… Banks steal money. And then they disappear. After all, if the banks were operating honestly, the money deposited would be have been there. So where did it go?
“If the American people ever allow private banks
to control the issue of their money,
first by inflation and then by deflation,
the banks and corporations that [...]
If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banksÃ¢â‚¬Â¦will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conqueredÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs. Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Thomas Jefferson in the debate over the Re-charter of [...]