Wednesday, September 24, 2008


HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS CROP UP ACROSS AMERIKA
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Why the F*ck hasn't any CEOs CFOs and upper level managers ended up as homeless and destitute as the victims of their irresponsibility?

Look at the despicable actions by the Government as they treat homeless people as criminals and then use their terror tactics to teach those squatters settlements what the New World Order Re-education camps really is.

Given that the U.S. government is in the process of stealing several trillion dollars from the general population to give to the wealthy few.

Where the F*ck is the government bailout for homeowners?

The people responsible for this nightmare deserve to have ALL their assets seized and liquidated
into the " Paybacks are Hell " fund.


Their credit rating should be destroyed, the same way they have destroyed others and
some jail time would also be appropriate.

If you and I have to pay $30.00 for a $2.00 overdraft on our account then what goes around comes around people.

The pain for this should begin at the top.

After we auction off their Villas and their Bentleys and their Private Jets, their Antiques, their Jewelry and their Furs the debt that remains might trickle down to the Congressmen that allowed it all to happen.

If the Republicans want to defer the rest to tax payers, just be sure that the taxes to pay for it all
come out of registered Republican taxpayer's pockets.


RENO -- A few tents cropped up by the railroad tracks, pitched by men left with nowhere to go once the emergency winter shelter closed for the summer. Then others appeared: people who had lost their jobs to the ailing economy or newcomers who had moved to Reno for work and discovered no one was hiring. Within weeks, more than 150 people were living in tents big and small, barely a foot apart in a patch of dirt slated to be a parking lot for a campus of shelters Reno is building for its homeless population. Like many other cities, Reno has found itself with a "tent city," an encampment of people who had nowhere else to go. From Seattle to Athens, Ga., homeless advocacy groups and city agencies are reporting the most visible rise in homeless encampments in a generation. Nearly 61 percent of local and state homeless coalitions say they've experienced a rise in homelessness since the foreclosure crisis began in 2007, according to a report by the National Coalition for the Homeless. The group says the problem has worsened since the report's release in April, with foreclosures mounting, gasoline and food prices rising, and the job market tightening.

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"It's clear that poverty and homelessness have increased," said Michael Stoops, acting executive director of the coalition. "The economy is in chaos. We're in an unofficial recession, and Americans are worried, from the homeless to the middle class, about their future." The phenomenon of encampments has caught advocacy groups somewhat by surprise, largely because of how quickly they have sprung up. "What you're seeing is encampments that I haven't seen since the '80s," said Paul Boden, executive director of the Western Regional Advocacy Project, an umbrella group for homeless advocacy organizations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Calif., Portland, Ore., and Seattle. The relatively tony city of Santa Barbara has given over a parking lot to people who sleep in cars and vans.
The city of Fresno, Calif., is trying to manage several proliferating tent cities. In Portland, Ore., and Seattle, homeless advocacy groups have paired with nonprofits or faith-based groups to manage tent cities as outdoor shelters. Other cities where tent cities have either appeared or expanded include Chattanooga, Tenn., San Diego, and Columbus, Ohio. The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently reported a 12 percent drop in homelessness nationally in two years, from about 754,000 in January 2005 to 666,000 in January 2007. But the 2007 numbers omitted people who previously had been considered homeless, such as those staying with relatives or friends or living in campgrounds or motel rooms for more than a week. In addition, the housing and economic crisis began soon after HUD's most recent data was compiled.
"The data predates the housing crisis," said Brian Sullivan, a spokesman for HUD. "From the headlines, it might appear that the report is about yesterday. How is the housing situation affecting homelessness? That's a great question. We're still trying to get to that." Seattle is experiencing a building boom and an influx of affluent professionals in neighborhoods the working class once owned. Homeless encampments have been springing up in remote places to avoid police sweeps. Homeless people and their advocates have organized three tent cities at City Hall to call attention to the homeless and protest sweeps, which are acts of militancy, said Tim Harris, executive director of Real Change, an advocacy group that publishes a weekly newspaper sold by homeless people In Reno, officials decided to let the tent city be because shelters were already filled.



Officials don't know how many homeless people are in Reno. "But we do know that the soup kitchens are serving hundreds more meals a day and that we have more people who are homeless than we can remember," said Jodi Royal-Goodwin, the city's redevelopment agency director. Those in the tents have to register and are monitored weekly to see what progress they are making in finding jobs or real housing. They are provided times to take showers in the shelter, and told where to go for food and meals. Sylvia Flynn, 51, came from Northern California but lost a job almost immediately and then her apartment. Since the cheapest motels here charge upward of $200 a week,
Flynn ended up at the Reno women's shelter, which has only 20 beds and a two-week limit on stays. Out of a dozen people interviewed in the tent city, six had come to Reno from California or elsewhere over the past year, hoping for casino jobs. "I figured this would be a great place for a job," said Max Perez, 19, from Iowa. The casinos are actually starting to lay off employees. "Sometimes I think we need to put out an ad: 'No, we don't have any more jobs than you do,'" Royal-Goodwin said. The city will shut the tent city as soon as early October because the tents sit on what will be a parking lot for a complex of shelters and services for homeless people. The complex will include a men's shelter, a women's shelter, a family shelter and a resource center. Reno officials aren't sure whether the construction will eliminate the need for the tent city. The demand, they say, keeps growing.


KING5.com
Homeless start settling in fuchsia 'Nickelsville'
Seattle Post Intelligencer - Sep 22, 2008
Homeless advocates criticize Nickels for the city's policy of clearing homeless encampments and want more shelter beds and social services. ...
A modern-day Hooverville opens in Seattle Seattle Times
Homeless Camps Move To New Location KIROtv.com
Seattle mayor says Nickelsville must go KVOS
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In hard times, tent cities rise across the country
The Associated Press - Sep 18, 2008
From Seattle to Athens, Ga., homeless advocacy groups and city agencies are reporting the most visible rise in homeless encampments in a generation. ...


'Tent cities' of homeless on the rise across the US
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - Sep 19, 2008
Homeless encampments dubbed "tent cities" are springing up across the US, partly in response to soaring numbers of home repossessions, the credit crunch and ...
'Tent Cities' Spring Up In The US Sky News
Foreclosures Increasing Numbers Of Homeless Leading To More Tent ... AHN
US Economic Crisis: Tent Cities Spreading Across America ShortNews.com
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West Seattle Blog
Highland Park tonight: Crime report; “Nickelsville” vote; more
West Seattle Blog, WA - Sep 23, 2008
You might expect a community group to be alarmed by, and upset about, a homeless encampment nearby. But that’s not the tack that HPAC has taken; ...
RETHINKING HOMELESSNESS.
Tapped, DC - Sep 22, 2008
From Seattle to Athens, Ga., homeless advocacy groups and city agencies are reporting the most visible rise in homeless encampments in a generation. ...

Seattle doesn't deserve this pink tent city
Seattle Times, United States - 4 hours ago
... have called their encampment, "Nickelsville." But Nickels is no Hoover. Seattle is as liberal in its provision for the homeless as any city we know. ...
Tent Cities Springing Up Nationwide
Truthdig, United States - Sep 18, 2008
AP via MSNBC: From Seattle to Athens, Ga., homeless advocacy groups and city agencies are reporting the most visible rise in homeless encampments in a ...
'Tent cities' housing homeless increasing in the US
Bihar Times, India - Sep 20, 2008
"What you're seeing is encampments that I haven't seen since the '80s," said Paul Boden, executive director of the Western Regional Advocacy Project, ...
Additional shelter beds help homeless routed from camps
Seattle Times, United States - Sep 4, 2008
Four months into Seattle's new homeless-encampment program, more people are finding their way to shelters, but some say the city still isn't doing enough. ...
Fire extinguished at suspected homeless camp
Dover Community News, NH - Aug 26, 2008
... dispatched to extinguish an unattended campfire Tuesday night behind Cindy Ann Cleaners, in a waterfront area recently known for homeless encampments. ...

Tent Cities on Rise as Employment Rate Sinks
findingDulcinea, New York - Sep 20, 2008
by findingDulcinea Staff In cities all over the country, people hit hard by the poor economy are forced to find shelter in makeshift encampments. Homeless ...
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Squatters' trash still piled up; weed, gate concerns get some answers
San Diego Union Tribune, United States - Sep 22, 2008
By Ruth McKinnie Braun UPDATE 1: The large homeless encampment near the Spring Valley Swap Meet that we first wrote about in June is still deserted, ...

Camping law aimed at homeless takes effect
Honolulu Advertiser, HI - Sep 5, 2008
Chang also said the implementation of the law will likely be taken slowly at parks with encampments so that people can plan to move elsewhere. ...

Tent City closing delayed
The Tennessean, TN - Sep 11, 2008
By KATE HOWARD • Staff Writer • September 11, 2008 Residents of the condemned Tent City where two dozen homeless people live have been granted an indefinite ...

With Tent City's closing, where will homeless go?
The Tennessean, TN - Sep 8, 2008
Nashville has been researching ways to make a Tent City-like encampment legal. Metro Development and Housing Agency's homeless coordinator Clifton Harris ...


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