13-Year-Old Boy Opened a Bakery to Give Pastries Away to the Homeless

13-Year-Old Boy Opened a Bakery to Give Pastries Away to the Homeless By Amanda Froelich More than enough food is produced around the world to feed the global population, yet an estimated 821 million people go hungry each year. This is largely due to greed and the unbalanced distribution of resources. While it will likely take years to remedy this conundrum, one young man is taking matters into his own hands. In addition to having a heart of gold, 13-year-old Michael Platt has a passion for baking. After learning about…

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Police Officer Sees Homeless Man Trip On Shoes, Gives Him The Ones Off His Feet

Police Officer Sees Homeless Man Trip On Shoes, Gives Him The Ones Off His Feet By Amanda Froelich If you pay attention, you will notice that acts of kindness occur regularly all over the world. Sometimes, the good deeds go unnoticed. But every now and again, they are highlighted for the public to appreciate. This story is the latter. In mid-June, Officer Brian Zagorski of the Niles Police Department in Illinois saw a homeless man wearing tattered shoes with worn-out rubber soles. As the man walked down the street, he…

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Wealthy Elitists Freak Out As Hordes Of Homeless People Take Over Their Neighborhoods All Over The West Coast

Wealthy Elitists Freak Out As Hordes Of Homeless People Take Over Their Neighborhoods All Over The West Coast By Michael Snyder The elite are very “tolerant” of the homeless until they start showing up in their own neighborhoods.  Even though the mainstream media keeps telling us that the U.S. economy is “booming”, the number of Americans living on the streets continues to grow very rapidly, and this is particularly true in our major West Coast cities.  More than half a million Americans will sleep on the streets of our cities…

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New Jersey Anti-Poverty Network, AARP, Sierra Club, Clean Water Action, and More Oppose Rate Increases for Utility “Smart” Meters

New Jersey Anti-Poverty Network, AARP, Sierra Club, Clean Water Action, and More Oppose Rate Increases for Utility “Smart” Meters By B.N. Frank New Jersey consumer and environmental organizations are the latest to oppose customer rate increases which include funding the installation of unsafe, inefficient and costly utility “Smart” Meters: AARP New Jersey dropped off about 23,000 postcards from its members on Wednesday with a message to the state Board of Public Utilities and Gov. Phil Murphy. We can’t afford utility bill increases, amounting to $12 billion in proposals by AARP’s…

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Gov’t App Wants to Track Every Homeless Person in San Francisco — While Citizen-Run App Was Sued For Wanting To Feed The Homeless

Gov’t App Wants to Track Every Homeless Person in San Francisco — While Citizen-Run App Was Sued For Wanting To Feed The Homeless By Aaron Kesel San Francisco app developers are working with government to give homeless people a tap on the shoulder of Big Brother, tracking their every move … for their benefit, of course! An app developer, Nevada startup BitFocus Inc., wants to track and monitor every homeless person in San Francisco with ONE System, a scary and worrying prospect. “The idea is simple: Collect and sort information associated…

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Meet the Woman Who Rented Hotel Rooms for the Homeless During Chicago’s Deep Freeze

Meet the Woman Who Rented Hotel Rooms for the Homeless During Chicago’s Deep Freeze By John Vibes Earlier this week, we reported on the inspirational story of an anonymous Good Samaritan who paid for 70 homeless people to stay in hotels after there was a fire at their encampment. In the days since, more details have come to light about the situation, and it turns out that this charitable act was a combined effort of numerous volunteers, who were all inspired by the good deed of a local real estate…

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Anonymous Good Samaritan Books Hotel for 70 Homeless People as Temperatures Drop to Record Lows

Anonymous Good Samaritan Books Hotel for 70 Homeless People as Temperatures Drop to Record Lows By John Vibes This week, as record low temperatures are sweeping across the country, the homeless population in areas like Chicago are struggling to stay warm, and alive. Some areas of Chicago have seen temperatures of lower than 22 degrees below zero in the past week. A group of 70 homeless people were attempting to keep warm using nearly 100 propane heaters at an encampment of tents in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood the other night…

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New State Regulations Force a California Charity for the Homeless to Close Shop

New State Regulations Force a California Charity for the Homeless to Close Shop By Joseph Sunde For the past four years, Deliverance San Diego has been delivering hot meals to the city’s homeless population every Friday, averaging 200 donated meals on any given evening. Now, due to new guidelines passed by the State Legislature of California, the non-profit is ceasing operations and will dissolve by the end of the month. Through their existing model, hot meals were prepared in volunteer homes and distributed on the streets. “Volunteers from various churches…

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Can Local Solutions Succeed Where Foreign Aid Has Failed?

Can Local Solutions Succeed Where Foreign Aid Has Failed? By Matt Warner In Ruhiira, Uganda, an international aid project once offered villagers $300,000 to grow maize instead of matoke, a banana-like starch. Maize, the aid experts reasoned, was better to farm because it is nutritious, drought-resistant, and produces high yields. The experts were right. At harvest time, the villagers found themselves with a bumper crop of 3,840 tons of maize. What happened next, though, cut short any celebration. No one could figure out what to do with all the excess…

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The Politics of Population Control

The Politics of Population Control By Al-Jazeera In a busy market, Chinese parents Pang Zhengdong and Hu Aizhen are handing out flyers in search of their missing three-year-old daughter, Pang Xiuting, who disappeared without a trace. At first, nobody believed that something terrible could have occurred in their peaceful village in Guangxi province in southern China, where everyone knows each other. But the search for her has remained fruitless and all that’s left for the parents are their memories and baby photos of happier times. “Kidnappings of little girls are…

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