US Gov’t Spends 10 Times More on Foster Care and Adoption Than Reuniting Families

US Gov’t Spends 10 Times More on Foster Care and Adoption Than Reuniting Families By Emma Fiala Whether experienced in the foster care system or not, most Americans have at least some idea that the system is flawed and, at times, more harmful than helpful. But just how bad is it, really? As it turns out, according to talkpoverty.org, it’s worse than we thought. The situation is so bad that some find it simply unbelievable and chalk up the idea that government provides an incentive for foster care placements and…

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Cities Unveil Unethical Homeless Reporting, While LA Pushes Anti-Homeless Law

Cities Unveil Unethical Homeless Reporting, While LA Pushes Anti-Homeless Law By Aaron Kesel The cities of San Francisco and Seattle are testing a new way to report homeless encampments or “tent cities” via dialing 311 or using an app. Meanwhile, LA lawmakers are pushing to ban homeless people from parks, schools, and other designated areas, LA Times reported. Snitch On Homeless People, See Someone Say Something: Residents of Seattle can now report homeless encampments quickly and remotely, providing citizens the ability to send a report directly to a corresponding city…

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City Announces Cops to Begin Arresting People for Being Homeless in the Wrong Part of Town

City Announces Cops to Begin Arresting People for Being Homeless in the Wrong Part of Town By Matt Agorist Orange County, CA — The war on homelessness has reached unprecedented heights this week as officials in California announced that they will begin arresting people in certain ares for the sole factor of being homeless. The announcement comes after a series of lawsuits were settled to get a handle on Orange County’s homeless problem. For the mere act of being homeless in the wrong part of town, cops can now arrest…

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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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