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Cities All Over America Are Becoming Extremely Cruel To The Homeless

Homeless - Photo by psyberartistHave you ever given food to a homeless person?  Well, if you do it again in the future it might be a criminal act depending on where you live.  Right now, there are dozens of major U.S. cities that have already passed laws against feeding the homeless.  As you will read about below, in some areas of the country you can actually be fined hundreds of dollars for just trying to give food to a hungry person.  I know that sounds absolutely insane, but this is what America is turning into.  Communities all over the country are attempting to “clean up the streets” by making it virtually illegal to either be homeless or to help those that are homeless.  Instead of spending more money on programs to assist the homeless, local governments are bulldozing tent cities and giving homeless people one way bus tickets out of town.  We are treating some of the most vulnerable members of our society like human garbage, and it is a national disgrace.

What does it say about our country when we can’t even give a warm sandwich to a desperately hungry person that is sleeping on the streets?  A retired couple down in Florida named Debbie and Chico Jimenez wanted to do something positive for their community during their retirement years, so they started feeding the homeless in Daytona Beach.  But recently the police decided to crack down on their feeding program and slapped everyone involved with a $373 fine

For the past year, the Jimenezes have set up shop every Wednesday on Manatee Island in Daytona Beach, Fla., where they feed hot dogs, chicken, pasta salad and other BBQ staples to about 100 homeless people, WFTV reported. Handing out meals is just one aspect of the ministry the two founded, Spreading the Word Without Saying a Word, to help people living in poverty.

But on Wednesday, the Jimenezes said that without warning, they and four other volunteers were accosted by police, fined and told that they could be thrown in jail if they continue their program, according to NBC News.

Each of the six was fined $373 and were given 10 days to either pay up or go to court.

“We’re going to court,” Debbie Jimenez, 52, a former auto parts store manager, told NBC News. “The police don’t like it. But how can we turn our backs on the hungry? We can’t.”

Don’t the police down in Daytona Beach have something better to do with their time?

Sadly, more than 50 major cities have passed laws against feeding the homeless at this point.  It appears that “cleaning up the streets” has become a big point of emphasis all over the nation.

And what the city of Camden, New Jersey just did is even worse than what happened in Daytona Beach.

Camden just bulldozed an entire tent city and dumped all of the belongings of the homeless people living there into the trash…

Hazmat teams showed up at the camps in the early morning to search for syringes. A drug-sniffing dog followed a police officer around the area. And bulldozers tossed trash and discarded belongings into dumpsters before razing the premises.

Over the past few weeks, flyers had warned people in the tent cities that this was going to happen. Yet it still seemed surreal to many of them that their communities were about to be demolished for good.

But for most of the people that were living in that tent city, there is no place else for them to go.  The homeless shelters in the area are at max capacity, and so many of them will end up sleeping in the streets without any shelter at all

Aaron Howe, the “mayor” of a tent city that had 12 tents the night before eviction day, said he had called every shelter in town and not a single place had room for him and his girlfriend.

“There’s no available spots, and the city is saying if we pitch a tent somewhere else they’re gonna rip it down,” he said. “It’s not gonna look good when there’s a bunch of homeless on the streets.”

Camden has got to be one of the most mismanaged communities in the entire country.  Why is Camden spending time and money bulldozing homeless communities when it has so many other problems?  For much more on the nightmare that Camden has become, please see my previous article entitled “Camden, New Jersey: One Of Hundreds Of U.S. Cities That Are Turning Into Rotting, Decaying Hellholes“.

Other big cities that are a little bit more “progressive” are attempting to get rid of their homeless populations by giving them one way tickets out of town.  Some of the major cities that are doing this include San Diego and San Francisco

When her Greyhound bus pulled into town 6 months ago, Maria Castillo got off with two bags and dream.

“Start over, start a new life,” said the 42-year-old.

Castillo had been homeless in San Diego when a social worker offered her a one-way bus ticket to Portland.

“They said come here because all the opportunities in Portland, Oregon,” she said.

But Castillo said life isn’t much better in her new town. She’s still homeless. A Unit 8 investigation found several cities from San Diego to San Francisco are providing one-way bus tickets to the homeless.

As shocking as everything that you just read is, what one lawmaker out in Hawaii is doing tops it all.  In a previous article, I described how a state representative named Tom Brower has actually been using a sledgehammer to destroy shopping carts used by homeless people.  Just check out the following short excerpt from an RT article that was published a few months ago…

In the past two weeks residents in Hawaii noticed what appeared to be a crazed individual carrying a sledgehammer through the streets of Honolulu, a state lawmaker looking to rid the city of homeless people by targeting their belongings.

State Representative Tom Brower (D) is currently dedicated to dealing out his own personal brand of “justice” by seeking out homeless people and destroying their possessions. Brower estimates that he has used the sledgehammer to smash at least 30 shopping carts, rendering them useless by bashing in the front wheels.

I got tired of telling people I’m trying to pass laws. I want to do something practical that will really clean up the streets,” he told Hawaii News Now. “I find abandoned junk, specifically shopping carts, and I remove them.”

Is this how our society is going to treat those that are down on their luck from now on?

Where is the love?

Where is the compassion?

Why can’t we seem to be able to take care of these people?

The federal government sure seems to have plenty of money to waste on other things.  For example, it is being reported that workers at an Obamacare processing facility in Missouri are being paid to do nothing but stare at their computers

Employees at an ObamaCare processing center in Missouri with a contract worth $1.2 billion are reportedly getting paid to do nothing but sit at their computers.

“Their goals are set to process two applications per month and some people are not even able to do that,” a whistleblower told KMOV-TV, referring to employees hired to process paper applications for ObamaCare enrollees.

The facility in Wentzville is operated by Serco, a company owned by a British firm that was awarded $1.2 billion in part to hire 1,500 workers to handle paper applications for coverage under the law, according to The Washington Post.

The whistleblower employee told the station that weeks can pass without data entry workers receiving even a single application to process. Employees reportedly spend their days staring at their computers, according to a KMOX-TV report.

So we have millions upon millions of dollars to waste on that, but we can’t take care of our homeless population?

And without a doubt, the need to help the homeless is greater than it ever has been before.  Right now, there are 1.2 million public school students in America that are homeless.  That number is an all-time record, and it has grown by 72 percent since the start of the last recession.

In addition, there are 49 million Americans that are dealing with food insecurity.  Even in the midst of this so-called “economic recovery“, poverty is absolutely exploding.

And it is going to get a whole lot worse.  This is only just the beginning.

What is going to be needed in the years ahead is a tremendous amount of love and compassion.

But instead, it appears that hearts are becoming colder in America with each passing day.

So what do you think the solution is?  Please share your thoughts by posting a comment below…

  • Bubba Johnson

    They should register as democrats for protection against government.

  • Guest

    “We are treating some of the most vulnerable members of our society like human garbage, and it is a national disgrace.”

    Absolutely. Many homeless people are homeless because they’re mentally ill. They cannot hold down a job, and they have no family. As a result, they end up on the street. I know this because I used to minister to the homeless in Baltimore. Some of the stories we heard were really sad.

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      That is a great point. There are many people out there that simply lack the capacity to care for themselves. We should not kick such people when they are down.

      Michael

      • xander cross

        “We should not kick such people when they are down” Funny, because you actually do that when you make an article about “Detroit” and the majority of people (republicans on this site) blame the issue on poor black people that are on food stamps. Funny, because you don’t say nothing about white women being on food stamps and that white women are minorities.

        • Dr. G

          Overall, a Pew Research Center survey conducted late last year found that about one-in-five Americans (18%) has participated in the food stamp program, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. About a quarter (26%) lives in a household with a current or former food stamp recipient.

          Of these, about one-in-five (22%) of Democrats say they had received food stamps compared with 10% of Republicans. About 17% of political independents say they have received food stamps.

          The share of food stamp beneficiaries swells even further when respondents are asked if someone else living in their household had ever received food stamps. According to the survey, about three in ten Democrats (31%) and about half as many Republicans (17%) say they or someone in their household has benefitted from the food stamp program.

          Equally large or larger gaps emerge in the participation rates of many core social and demographic groups. For example, women were about twice as likely as men (23% vs. 12%) to have received food stamps at some point in their lives. Blacks are about twice as likely as whites to have used this benefit during their lives (31% vs. 15%). Among Hispanics, about 22% say they have collected food stamps.

          Minority women in particular are far more likely than their male counterparts to have used food stamps. About four-in-ten black women (39%) have gotten help compared with 21% of black men. The gender-race participation gap is also wide among Hispanics: 31% of Hispanic women but 14% of Hispanic men received assistance.

          Among whites, the gender-race gap is smaller. Still, white women are about twice as likely as white men to receive food stamp assistance (19% vs. 11%).

          The survey also found that adults 65 and older are significantly less likely than other age groups to say they have received food stamps. For example, about 18% of adults aged 18 to 29 have benefitted from this entitlement program compared with 8% of those 65 and older. Those who have a high school diploma or less formal education are roughly three times more likely than college graduates to have been helped.

          • K2

            Pew research is said to be conservative leaning.

          • jaxon64

            anyone that states facts and does not forward the mainstream liberal media programming is considered conservative–if you aren’t helping to promote their agenda then it doesn’t matter if what you say is factual–you will be villified.

          • Nelson in Texas

            I think food stamps do serve a good job as a stop gap measure to get one back on their feet. I was on them for a while after having had cancer. I got back to work as soon as I could.

        • Albert8184

          You don’t say nothing either, hypocrite. But what cracks me up is that you vilify people who think like you do about the situation, when you’re doing the same thing too.

          • xander cross

            Oh, I have said many things on this site and others as well about solutions of the economic problems in this country. It’s starts when companies that are run by white men stop sending jobs to china. Yes Apple, I am looking at you. I have did my share of helping others. As usual, you don’t say nothing but insult and blame the problem on “poor people”. You never blame the House of representatives members like Ron Paul who got kickbacks from the very government that he speaks against or Eric Cantor. The democrats are not any better that is bring China into their states and selling the land that you “forefathers” fought for. I not selling land to china, but I know the governors of Idaho, Nevada, Kentucky, Michigan, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, are selling land to china and yet, no outcry. Why is that?

          • Anonymous

            It is not just white men. Every human being is capable of evil, good, compassion, mercy, wisdom, etc. I refuse to surrender to their agenda. Those in power want the 99% fighting with one another so the 1% continue to get away with anything they want. The sooner we focus on what we have in common, rather than what is different, the better off we will all be. Then, we can peacefully stand together to say “No” to those in power. Look past the color of skin and we might be surprised how much people have in common with one another. Didn’t Dr. Martin Luther King say “Judge a man on his character and not the color of his skin.” There is only one race, the human race.
            Some in the business world do seem very evil and greedy, and they happen to be white. However, I promise you that if you look at any race, you will find kindness, evil, love, hate, etc. in all races.
            As a Christian, I believe that all humans were created by the same Creator. The Creator is no respecter of persons, and humans should not be either.

          • Albert8184

            You’re too much into that two-party, US vs. THEM thing. People with broader minds have moved past the Dem/GOP thing and see these two parties as one Left Wing cabal of globalists selling us out to the highest bidders. You’ve never talked to me, so you wouldn’t know who I blame the problem on.

          • Gay Veteran

            people with broader minds have moved past the left/right thing

          • Albert8184

            No. Don’t pat yourself on the back for that one. If you don’t understand the difference between Right and Left, then you’re either asleep, naive or ideologically disingenuous. THE TRUTH is that intelligent people have given up on the myth that these two parties are opposed to each other.

          • Gay Veteran

            there’s a difference between the “left” and “right” like there’s a difference between Democrats and Republicans

          • Albert8184

            There is no difference between Democrats and Republicans. They’re all moving Left. But there is a difference between the Right and Left Wing electorate in America. And it’s essentially the difference between the two in the context of world history. You’re just confused because everybody has a little liberal and a little conservative in them to varying degrees. But liberal and conservative aren’t the same as Left and Right. Maybe you can’t parce the difference yourself. But recognize that the ideological scale is not necessarily a line, but a circle in many respects, where the two extremes form a seam.

          • Gay Veteran

            “…there is a difference between the Right and Left Wing electorate in America….”
            odd, they both want big government

          • Albert8184

            Yeah. You’re talking about the seam on the circle I mentioned.

          • Hammerstrike

            You know, there are many countries in Africa, you don´t like Whitney then you can always move there.

        • Jingogunner

          The best way to kick the downtrodden is to vote democrat or republican.

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          No, we blame the politicians elected by the people you’re talking about (who coincidentally, have been democrats for 4 decades). We wonder why those people continue voting for those same dolts when the proof of their policies are everywhere.

          • Zoltanne

            Give up….you can’t argue w/ a racist. Just read all of those Disqus comments and see for yourself.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Oh I know. He’s not real fond of whitey.

      • Christian

        Get used to it…they are just getting started.The bankers we bailed out havd their own mercenary armies.People need to watch more TV and football games.That’ll fix it.Make sure your children tolerate every possible sexual act in the world and teach them how to do it.God loves it.He is gonna Bless America real good !

        • stacyk

          If I could vote you a million times up I would. I recently viewed “The Billionaire’s Agenda”: America’s Book of Secrets, which was very creepy and ominous. Sadly, the segment that discussed Oprah mentioned her affiliation with a sub-group called the “Good Club” whose main focus is population control.

          Although I do think a family shouldn’t have more kids than they can afford, I sensed a much more sinister agenda at hand with her involvement with the so called Good Club.

          This proliferation of introducing the gay lifestyle and characters in her tv shows. This gay agenda is very real and now I know why. Yes it’s a direct jab at Christianity but more importantly to keep our population from growing.

          She was only one of many billionaires who have this God like complex thinking they know what’s best for the entire country.

          As the show highlighted, billionaires want to keep their positioning and will create ways to ensure this happen.

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          • Fred Swenson

            And what’s your point? Are you willing to donate computers with Wi-Fi cards so that people can work from their tents?

          • Jingogunner

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          • Amy

            |People like you “SUCK”|!!

          • Jingogunner

            Winfrey is a desperately unhappy survivor of grotesque childhood abuse who is acting out her unhappiness on those less powerful than she. Exactly like the majority of Americans.

          • Gay Veteran

            “…This proliferation of introducing the gay lifestyle and characters in her tv shows. This gay agenda is very real and now I know why. Yes it’s a direct jab at Christianity but more importantly to keep our population from growing….”
            ROFLOL, because god knows that watching a gay character on TV will turn people gay and keep our population from growing

          • Nelson in Texas

            By the same token, someone watching a show with true Christian’s would not have to worry, eh?

          • Gay Veteran

            what?

    • Albert8184

      What makes me violently angry is the fact that the government porkers worked hard for 50 years to PRODUCE AND ENCOURAGE these people to multiply and reproduce. The government created most of this mess in a variety of ways.

      Now they want to condemn them and sweep them under the rug. Vile, evil people. A deep place in Hell hopefully awaits them.

      • Bill

        Eugenics is not necessarily a bad thing…

        • Albert8184

          Not as long as eugenics is limited to the upper echelons who keep causing all the problems. I vote we have sterilization of politicians and their offspring. I think it should be done to THEM before its done to their legions of philosophical offspring.

    • K2

      You know how they become mentally ill? Once they become broke and homeless the stress and shame and starvation of living that life affects their mind. They resort to alcohol and drugs…..they become mentally ill.

      • Christian

        Amen!

      • Adrian

        People are born with mental illness. Nice attempt to obfuscate the issue, though.

        • neal

          And many of the mentally ill become that way because of poor choices made of their own free will. Pickling their brain on copious amounts of booze or frying it with mind altering drugs.
          Even if you are born with a tendency towards drinking or risk taking you can still make the choice to say no, or get help (AA for example) if you need support.
          Some mentally ill truly deserve the help they need like ex .mil with PTSD or those who have been dealt really tough hand in life, but most just need to reap what they sow.

          • Adrian

            The problem with this argument is that it’s an attempt to downplay the way the homeless and the weak are treated, almost dehumanizing them. The problem becomes THEM, not our callous society or economic system. It’s an effort to say anybody who is left behind is to blame; nothing is wrong with our values, our economic system, etc. That simply is not the case.

          • Jingogunner

            well, I agree with you but you don’t go far enough into the issue. The reason we all behave destructively to a greater or lesser extent is that we were all abused as children to a greater or lesser extent. Destruction in child -hood sires destructive adult, its unconsciously learned behaviour, exactly like you learn to to speak, OK? Americans are among the most child abusive people on the planet.

          • Adrian

            I don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.

          • neal

            I agree with you. There is problems with our society and its treatment of the homeless.
            That doesn’t take away the reality that a good percentage of the homeless chose to drink or do drugs.
            Where I live (Australia) the government payments to the unemployed are $250/week and there are a number of restrictions involved that often result in the unemployed getting less. But if you can show you have a drug/alcohol problem the payment (as an invalid pension) goes up to nearly $400/week with far fewer restrictions. That sort of disincentive to turning your life around is WRONG.
            It is also wrong that those Good Samaritans were fined for feeding the poor.

          • Adrian

            Yes, it is certainly wrong to disincentivize the homeless by paying them more for drug problems. They should be paid less and be helped to get jobs and be productive. The problem now is people look for work and can never find it. It’s horrible that jobs are getting scarce as diamonds.

          • Melissa Long Barham

            Why are you so quick to judge? Have you walked in these people’s shoes? Did you have the same upbringing they had? The same family? Many factors can determine where someone ends up in life. Don’t judge because you were more fortunate than another. We are all offered forgiveness through Jesus Christ and it takes many of us much longer and a tougher road to get there. GOD bless you

          • freethinker

            Brilliant, wise words.

        • K2

          Some mental illnesses are congenital while some are acquired.

        • gfmucci

          SOME are born with mental illness. Others use it as an excuse to do nothing. Just about every anti-social and destructive behavior is now given a psychiatric name inferring legitimate illness or disease causing people to claim helplessness. Most of these problems could be resolved by a large dose of self-discipline, morality, and character development. Our culture presently discourages such things, as comments against my opinion will demonstrate.

      • laura m.

        They have mental problems in the first place which is why they refuse to go to work or learn a trade. (bi polar/schizo, etc) so they use drugs and alcohol as they lack logic. Mentally handicapped/retarded are born that way, vs the mentally ill who need to be treated or locked up or executed like some that are hopeless like Gacy, Ted B, McVey who commit awful crimes with no sense of right or wrong..

        • K2

          Not all of the homeless come from this category.

        • Hammerstrike

          Some of them are like that, some of them are not.

      • Melissa Long Barham

        You hit the nail on the head my friend! I’ve been there. GOD bless you <3

      • Jingogunner

        Correct.

      • gfmucci

        And it is often indolence or being distracted from productive pursuits by entertainment, sports, self-absorption, etc. that causes them to become broke and homeless to begin with. Our culture promotes this. Our government rewards it.

    • Christian

      Jobs doing what? All the jobs are gone.The Army turns down 80% of all applicants.The only jobs there are is Private Prison guiards.The US locks up more people than any other country in the

      world.We’re Number 1 ! That’s the only thing the US is number 1 at.Our children rank 36thin world ranking,and they are getting stupider and stupider.Did you go public school? Sounds like it.Only 4% of Americans think they are below average intelligence,and 80^ are popping psychotropic stress or depression pills.Those pills make people mentally ill.Once you start popping those pills you are on them for life because the Pharma companies pay off the FDA with Lobbyists The country bailed out the foreign banks that made bad investments.Maybe there would be some money left if we didn’t bail out those banks and send the jobs away and have the Fannie Mae scandals..You sound mentally ill.Or very very ignorant and probably popping Rx pills.

      • Guest

        It’s a fact that many homeless people are mentally ill. Furthermore, I’m of sound mind, and I don’t take any drugs, prescription or illegal.

      • Bill

        Most people are borderline retarded. And statistically the dumber you are the more children you have – children you can’t afford. We already have too many people unable to support themselves.

      • gfmucci

        The jobs are there for those who want to do them. I hear from a number of headhunters and HR managers that the college graduates of the last decade or so also have an entitlement mentality that causes them to believe they should be upper echelon employees right out of college. It would be more accurate to say that the jobs many people want and expect are not there. Jobs are there. A statement like “all the jobs are gone” is not only hyperbole and inaccurate, but plays into the increasing feeling of helplessness and entitlement among a growing segment of our population.

    • laura m.

      After closing many nut houses in past decades the homeless problem has increased. I say quit all foreign aid, send our troops home, and rebuild mental facilities to house mentally handicapped. There are several group homes near me that house downs syn. and/ or retarded adults and many go to work stocking shelves, janitorial and other menial work. There are not enough of these places in many areas for handicapped. Now as for the drunks and druggies they are useless scum and cities/towns don’t want ‘em around as they degrade society and spread disease. Adult protective services needs to place mentally handicapped in these homes.

    • jakartaman

      Yes you are correct.
      Thank the Democrats who closed down all the mental institutions in the 1960’s

    • Ugh!

      I was homeless because of a very abusive husband who used the system to screw me up, i was not homeless by choice. I had a job but lived in an old clunker i had because most of my paycheck went to him (child support). Eventually the tables turned around and he is now on probation for child neglect/abuse and domestic abuse. It is unbelievable how the system can be used against others in a snap. I wonder how many of them are homeless by choice and how many are victims of circumstances. Look at the singer “Jewel”, she also went through hell and back with homelessness. I have a special place in my heart for the homeless, been there, done that.

    • Mark Power

      This article made me lose all respect for this blog. If they cannot act like humans, treat them like the insane animals they are. We need to rid ourselves of the welfare state.

  • Rodster

    This is nothing more than the Central Planners making sure you rely on Gubmint for all your daily needs and necessities. It also sends a scare message that when things go bad you, no one but the Gubmint can come to your aid.

  • DJohn1

    I find it interesting that these people in authority feel threatened by homeless people. Perhaps they are right. Most of us would fight if someone came in and stole our belongings and then destroyed everything we have. That might still happen if they upset the wrong people.
    My own thought is that amongst those homeless people is a lot of talent going to waste. Talent that might someday do things that might benefit us all. They are down on their luck. They do not know how to make a living in today’s harsh economic environment. There but for the grace of God go all of us.
    In my town the churches stepped forward and hold community dinners in their churches. Four very different denominations happily volunteer their time and money to help people.
    Shame on these people in these places doing this because they simply do not know how to handle this situation.
    FDR started a conservation group. That group planted trees and flowers in public parks all over this country. They fed, and housed these people during a very bad economic time.
    For a while they made such a hit that no republican could get elected President in this country. FDR was elected 4 times. It was only in the 50s that the opposition party was able to recover.
    We have 47 million people not working according to this site. That is one large voting block. They, unlike the homeless are on welfare.
    Today’s homeless, might be tomorrow’s voters. Just a thought.

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      And actually, right now there are about 102 million working age Americans that do not have a job…

      http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-number-of-working-age-americans-without-a-job-has-risen-by-27-million-since-2000

      Michael

      • Orrit Thing

        All we can do is to find them ugly evil spirits and kill them

      • Bill

        What do you suggest we do to help them?

        • xander cross

          He does not have an answer. The articles purpose is to complain about the issue, not to resolve them.

          • Bill

            10-4

      • DJohn1

        I just looked it up. The total population of the United States is 304,059,724 as of a 2010 poll. Four years later, I figure it at about 310 million give or take a few million. You are saying that approximately one third of the population is unemployed. Those numbers of 310 include all age groups. So we are probably not talking 33 percent, it is more likely higher still. Probably closer to 40% of the (working age) people are without a job. That is a whole lot different than the official 6-8% reporting by the Government. We have a large retired population included in that number total population.
        All of that means we are looking at some fairly huge numbers of people without the ability to support themselves.

        • anonymous1

          There was an article on Drudge Report today that said seniors are having to look for roommates in order to meet modest monthly bills now.

    • jaxon64

      It must be pointed out that almost all of the cities and counties that have these laws against assisting, feeding or squatting for the homeless–they are run by liberal mayors, state delegates or county councils–very disproportionately the progressives.
      I believe with all of my heart that the presence of these masses of homeless are convicting to the liberals. With all of their trillions of redistribution by forced govt policy and taxation—nearly 50 years of welfare, what we have is a burgeoning growth of poverty from their policies. Policies that steal a person’s dignity, self worth and self respect and destroy their spirit and hope for ever being self reliant.
      Our govt ( liberals) essentially tell them they can’t make it on their own–even the potus claimed that nobody had ever become successful without govt help.
      LBJ and the clever Dems–after fighting against civil rights for blacks for appx 100 years finally caved in during the 1960’s….but not without a stroke of evil genius. They tied the welfare act to the passing of the civil rights act !!
      Thus they ensured that blacks would be re-enslaved to their traditional democrat masters ( now they get section 8 and SNAP instead of row houses at the edge of the plantation and the scraps of food from the fields and tables–you say “tomato” and I say “tomahto”) Not only did they ensure control of black americans but also reap the benefits of a permanent voting block of 97+% because people are loyal to those who they are so dependent upon–even if the standard of living is disgraceful, millions end up in prison and their families are utterly destroyed!
      Liberalism is evil—why do they want to destroy tent cities and give bus tickets to other cities? Because the homeless people are “in their face” evidence of their failed ideas and utopian dreams. Ultimately, if we do not reclaim our country–this would be the living standard of the majority while a very few elites and academics live like royalty..

      • Gay Veteran

        it wasn’t liberal mayors that shipped millions of American jobs to Mexico, China, India, Vietnam, etc.

    • anonymous1

      Wise words.

  • Richard

    Americans are crap. I found that out out over 22 years of living in that God-forsaken country. They are cruel, they are stupid, they are uncultured, they have not the slightest sense of civic responsibility, they are violent and aggressive (look at all those crazy, unjustified wars they fight – with no realistic opposition on the part of the people – and utter craven acceptance and encouragement on the part of the media). Horrible, loud, violent, angry fat, ill-educated slobs. How on earth did it take me 22 years to see the light and get out?

    • wally

      Where do you live now Richard?

      • Richard

        South Wast Asia

    • willkes

      “How on Earth did it take me 22 years to see the light and get out” ?

      Probably because nothing you said is true. Americans are the most generous people in the world, that’s a fact, you can google that. But you knew that already didn’t you ? Maybe you just couldn’t cut it ? Or maybe you missed your mommy ? Or maybe you had such a horrible attitude that nobody wanted to be around you ? Oh that can’t be it, because it’s all somebody else’s fault, right ?

      • SickOfPompousAirbags

        Well said. But you might save your breath for intelligent people who don’t feed off their own excrement.

      • Richard

        My response to this nonsense is to be found way up in the comments section. (I don’t know how it got up there). Interesting how Americans criticize their own country UNTIL someone else does it for them… then they swing around and castigate the (foreign) messenger. Look how many “likes” wilkes’s comments generated abvoe.. Just like all the war critics who run around with their silly little American flags on their cars the moment America declares yet another unconscionable war on innocent people. Lovely race, huh?

    • jaxon64

      Although I find it repulsive to ever paint a group of people with a single, broad brush ( this is the true core of racism)..your comment hits home with many, many Americans–and becoming more degenerate, vulgar and violent by the generation…

    • SickOfPompousAirbags

      So, you are of a superior stock of humanity now?

      The truth is, people speak with a sense of great superiority because, deep within, they are so wimpy-wuss, insecure and really suffer from an inferiority complex. That is Psychology 101.

      Hope it doesn’t take you 22 years to see THAT.

      • Richard

        Hey, talk to the 1 in 5 people in the U.S.who do not get enough to eat then get back to me on this…

    • Richard

      You are such an outrageous fool. “Generous”? I don’t know what you’re talking
      about. If you’re referring to charitable contributions, you know (or should
      know) perfectly well that no country has such wide tax allowances as the United
      States for charitable giving. That does NOT make the U.S “the most generous
      people in the world”. Couldn’t cut it? Don’t make me laugh. I was INCREDIBLY
      successful DESPITE the adverse conditions. Isn’t it interesting that you can
      only judge “success” in monetary terms. How typically American! You make too
      many stupid assumptions, my friend. And you know what they say about people who
      make assumptions…

    • K2

      People in many other countries are the same.

  • Guns N Rosaries

    Perhaps the answer is to drop the food off near the homeless “dead-drop style,” like Soviet spies used to. Hopefully you won’t get ticketed for a misdemeanor like littering.

    When the Japanese soldiers started to brutalize the people for handing out food, the Filipinos just set food out along side the road for the prisoners of the Bataan Death March. The prisoners caught on fast, and these poor guys would wolf it down in seconds and not get caught.

  • JDJR

    The government isn’t to be taking care of these people. The Bible says that churches and congregations are to be taking care of these people but they won’t. They don’t want these people in their churches after they’re fed. So, they only feed people that can travel by car to them and pick up the boxes of food. That is what I experienced in a church I attended in NJ to the tune of 800 families a month. The reason cities and towns don’t want these people seen is so the president and government officials aren’t exposed as liars that the economy is doing good and getting better.

    • GSOB

      “The Bible says that churches and congregations are to be taking care of these people but they won’t. ”

      Not exactly…..
      This is not accurate.
      Please show us what versus that
      support this idea.

      The Church has the keys to the kingdom of God. That is to say, the preaching of the Gospel.

    • FirstGarden

      Well, at this point, the churches could be fined for helping them. And down the road lose their tax exempt status. But that’ will be mainly for “hate crimes”, by calling people sinners. So it’s even worse now.

      • FirstGarden

        Oh, and it may be that these homeless folks hurt the city coffers by making the cities unattractive to tourism (in some cases), and shoppers, in some areas. Think local merchants banding together and passing money to the city councils. Almost a no-brainer there. As the old saying goes, follow the money.

        • anonymous1

          I will not spend a penny in any place that treats the homeless with disrespect and basic human compassion and dignity.

  • K

    Those that show mercy, shall obtain mercy. Guess we know how much mercy, those cities can expect. I vacation every year in Ormond Beach just north of Daytona. Both the city and the police force,in Daytona have a questionable reputation. Their excuse is the homeless drive the tourists away. Since the tourists are on beach side, and the homeless seldom are. That is all it is, an excuse.

  • Ben

    I am not homeless but tell ya what if I see a crazed jerk with a sledgehammer coming at me I have not problem shooting the bastard.

    • El Pollo de Oro

      Ben: And if you did shoot the crazed jerk coming at you with a sledgehammer, my response would be, “Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.”

  • Zoltanne

    Those who feel compelled or consider feeding another person a duty could do so by citing their religious beliefs. If they are charged with a ‘crime’, fight the fine in court. Wouldn’t they be protected by their First Amendment rights?

    • Bill

      Good question.

    • anonymous1

      Even better if hundreds of thousands do it at one time and then want their day in court.

      • Zoltanne

        I love this idea: a National Homeless Awareness Week (and it would drive the govt bonkers to have stats shoved back at them). All week long, people provide hot meals served to those who are homeless. Would there be enough jail cells and cops to stop people showing compassion and kindness to their fellow man? “There but for the grace of God go I…”

  • Patrick Williams

    We have lost our humanity, we have lost our way.

    We call that which is bad, good and that which we should care for, we treat as if it was bad – our whole value system is backwards, upside-down, inverted.

    We need to stand up for the disenfranchised, the outcast, the nobodies – those who society thinks are less than human or not worth their time or effort (thank you, Michael, for standing up for them through articles like this to bring awareness to the problem).

    It really amazes me that, in America, we have actually sunk this low – how have we become so cold-hearted? so uncaring?

    • JulietteofOhio

      No, WE haven’t. The government has. You can’t vote without an address so no Obama phone or food stamps for them. I agree the mess is unattractive and most of these people smell really bad (which is why I don’t take my children to the library any more.) but there are no facilities for them. We have an amazingly large homeless population and there is NO recovery. Could the gov’t put up housing and showers and gov’t food for them without making it a FEMA camp? Yes, but they won’t do it. We do what we can to help, more than the government, but the sheer magnitude of homeless make it beyond private charity. If Obama could kill off the elderly, the homeless and the military, his budget would look good and their whole family could leave on another extensive vacation to fancy places. This country is so screwed and will become even more so if Hillary gets in. Can you honestly imagine Hillary caring about anyone other than herself? The Mooch is concerned about fat people, not starving people, and I’m sure she doesn’t want them anywhere around her. Do something on your own for these people, being aware some are violent, so charity from a slight distance is best. It’s still better than waiting for the gov’t to help.

      • quercus454

        PJTV did a survey at GW University. Of all the college students they talked to who were Hilary supporters, not one could give a Clinton accomplishment to back up their support.

    • anonymous1

      Excellent comment.

      We should probably remove “Send me your poor” or at least add “and I will harass and arrest them” to the Statue of Liberty.

  • endofUSAonitsway

    democrats in action

  • Bill

    Great points, great articles. How about one solution from you.

    • xander cross

      He doesn’t have one. Most people here complain about “the poor”, and “people on food stamps” are making “their” country poor. Yes, I have given food at homeless shelters because I myself been homeless before, living in a car after being laid off a job but I went out there and got another job and started to take savings really seriously. I been on my feet for a few years now and learned the lessons from 2008.

      • Bill

        Way to go!

      • Zoltanne

        First, you are assuming that no one here has been a volunteer or donated foods to shelters. Second, you seem to believe that the answer to homelessness and dependency is through give-aways.

        The only way that a person can become independent is by learning self-reliance, not through any type of a give-away program. Whether this is via a government, a church, or an individual, giving people food is not teaching them anything but more dependency.

        Think on that one before making accusations about people you haven’t a clue about.

        • xander cross

          First of all, I did not make assumptions of anything. I am speaking the truth and talking about my experiences. I talk about how many of you on this very site blame most problems on poor people and if your doubt, me, just look at any article that Michael put up about Detroit and Cameron NJ and you will see my point. Most of you complain about “food stamps” everyday of the week and how people need to stop being on government assistance. Think about that before making accusations about people you haven’t a clue about especially when it comes to black people.

          • Zoltanne

            Once again, overgeneralized negativity.
            Except for the race card statement you tossed out there (which WAS expected because most of us aren’t as clueless as you want to believe we are).

    • DJohn1

      You have a very good point because solutions are a lot harder to come up with.
      When the entire house of cards comes crashing down, the government will be looking for people that have those solutions. Only because it is their money and their house that comes crashing down.

  • wally

    There may not be a solution. Soon we will all be homeless or destitute in some way or another. The economy is going to collapse. We will be Mexico. With a few rich and the 99% just trying to put together a few scraps to make ends meet. There is no solution, homelessness will soon be endemic.

    • El Pollo de Oro

      Wally: In Latin America, millions of people live in shantytown slums that Brazilians call “favelas” (Venezuelans call them “los barrios”). Those slums become breeding grounds for all kinds of crime (if you think West Baltimore is hard, try the slums of Caracas). Get ready for The Banana Republic of America to have many nasty favelas of its own.

      • Albert8184

        What makes those countries different is that there’s nowhere to run in a country run by one and only one authority. The United States is essentially 50 separate governments that CAN self-sustain if necessary.

        Americas Constitution provides the very solution that will enable people to recover, if we’ll only use it. States can function independently of the Fed. Remember that.

    • laura m.

      Right on! There is no viable political or ballot box solution to fix anything. I gave up three decades ago when my elders then told me all was lost. Now I’m an elder, and I warn the younger that the system is corrupt etc and to learn a trade and not breed kids (too expensive) in a hopeless future; that the country is trashed, cursed by Divine judgments as in western drought, weather disasters, crop damage, environmental problems, pig virus, and econ. crisis, etc..

    • Adrian

      Already we have higher levels of income inequality than Chile, Mexico, and Turkey.

  • Rufus T Firefly

    Hard to believe no one wants to hire the long hair bearded moonshine guzzling hillbilly in the photo. Get a haircut, shave, bath and go make something of yourself instead of being a leech.

  • Nicknakthetruthspeaker

    “sorry I have no money for you, iPhone 6 is coming”

  • Daystrom2012

    And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
    Matthew 24:12

  • El Pollo de Oro

    Poverty has increased by leaps and bounds in The Banana Republic of America, but as the economic conditions go from bad to worse, poverty is criminalized more and more. And this hell isn’t even the worst of it. Not by a long shot. The next phase in The Greatest Depression is going to be a lot more agonizing, and punishing people for feeding the homeless is pouring gasoline on the flames of unrest. So where is all of this going to end? All you need to do is look at history to know that none of this can end well. Widespread economic misery leads to social unrest, violence, riots, crime galore, insurrection, extremist political movements and war. Combine worse economic conditions than the 1930s (which is what awaits the BRA and other countries) with World War III (which will be a much nastier conflict than the last two world wars), and you’re talking a global bloodbath of epic proportions.

    “The Federal Reserve’s inflationary policies benefit big banks, politically-connected businesses, and big-spending
    politicians at the expense of the American people.”—Ron Paul

    “The economic recovery is a mirage. There are 49 million Americans who are food-insecure, meaning limited access to an adequate amount of food. So while politicians continue to tout the great recovery, that doesn’t mean a whole lot to the millions of hungry Americans.”—Abby Martin, “Breaking the Set”

    “If you eat a lot of crap all the time and you smoke and you drink too much, jack, you’re dead. It’s the same thing with the economy. They’re filling this econonomy with too much cheap crap, and at some point, it’s going to crap out.”—Gerald Celente

    “The financial system is so leveraged and so integrated. The pieces are in place for a global financial meltdown. This is a much more powerful, concentrated, consolidated and unstable banking sector than we have ever had in history. The lack of reform, lack of structure, lack of safety in the financial sector is much more acute.”—Nomi Prins, author of “All the President’s Bankers” and “It Takes a Pillage”

    “Government and big corporations are the #1 threat.”—Alex Jones

    “Our anemic democracy will be replaced with a robust national police state. The elite will withdraw into heavily guarded gated communities where they will have access to security, goods, and services that cannot be afforded by the rest of us. Tens of millions of people, brutally controlled, will live in perpetual poverty.”—Chris Hedges

    “It will be worse than the Great Depression because in the Great Depression, prices fell with employment. With the dollar collapse, inflation will be rising and employment will be falling. This is a disastrous situation.”—Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

    If you’re like me (aging Gen-Xer with the hairs getting grayer every year), Abuelita told you a lot of sobering stories about the 1930s and WW2 when you were growing up. Well, just remember: the future is going to be a lot more nightmarish than anything Abuelita went through. Welcome to a front-row seat in hell.

  • Bruce

    Will work for luxuries*! (*As long as we Are ALL GUARANTEED the basics of life!!) Luxuries would be provided for excellence in one’s chosen occupation, commensurate with performance; such that a superlative Memphis municipal waste worker could spend weekends on his Mississippi riverboat, whereas, a deadbeat oppressident like Obama’d have Michele serving ‘state dinners’ out of her SouthLawn “victory” garden!

  • kathym2

    Screw the police and the government. If we the people dont stand up and take care of each other and do the right thing then this country is doomed.

    • K2

      True.

      A lot of people have already begun to think that way.

    • K2

      In recent times.

  • bobcat

    Some towns have quietly banned the homeless. If the police see anyone who appears to be homeless, they put them in the back of the car, drive them to the city limits, put them out and watch to ensure they head away from town. As a result, the homeless panhandle on the edge of town.

  • FirstGarden

    It’s like the treatment of veterans. If they don’t translate directly into lefty votes, there’s no money for them.

  • http://karmaeconomics.blogspot.com/ lavista4u

    I’m from a third world country India and we have millions of homeless here….I can never ever in my wildest of dreams can imagine that feeding the homeless could be a crime anywhere on earth….

    How can you even be wired in your brain to come up with something like that…..Even if we can’t help them all the way, we don’t Ignore them, we try to help them with our third world income whenever we can…..

    I’m scared not angry ….We have now created wires in our brain cels that allows these kinds of thought process…What could be next, that could come from these kind of thinking…?

    Please don’t do this to humanity man, we already have lots of sh**t to deal with in our life and then when we go out, we see a homeless man and even with all the personal issues we have, we try to help another human being and now you telling me, we can’t do that…Its not cruel…Its Devolution…We are devolving into something unknown and scary..

    • Richard

      Leadership of the world should NEVER have been passed to the Americans. I cannot understand how that ever happened. These are ruffians with no breeding or culture who managed to dupe the world into believing that they had found “the answer” as to how to create eternal wealth. All you got was a corrupt and evil society with rampant crime and hideous violence and its progeny roaming the earth and telling everyone else how to live. People like wilkes (above) who are so arrogant they think that the U.S. is nirvana just because they’ve been told it is SPESHUL and EKSEPSHUNUL. Poor deluded numbskulls! America will destroy the planet. It’s coming. You will see.

      • jimha

        It happened because the U.S. lucked out in WWII. No damage to the countries infrastructure like what happened in the other major economies.

      • El Pollo de Oro

        Richard: Empires collapse. When the BRA dollar suffers a formal devaluation and ceases to be the world’s currency, things are going to get really nasty here in the BRA. The standard of living for most Americans will plummet (things are bad enough now), our scum politicians will become even more abusive. A rat is at his most dangerous when cornered, and the rats in the BRA (Republi-Cons and Democraps, the Federal Reserve, banksters) have very sharp teeth. God help us.

    • K2

      It mostly happens because the homeowners in those communities complain to their municipalities, about them.

    • anonymous1

      Thank you for sharing.
      I recently heard someone say that they had watched the homeless in the USA and watched the homeless in a few other countries. Someone asked that person “What is the difference between homelessness in other countries and the USA?” The person answered “People in other countries help one another. The homeless huddle together and share whatever they have with one another. In the USA, it is every man for himself.” The worst of times reveal who people really are. It seems the USA has a lot to learn about empathy and compassion. In the USA, it is not uncommon to find the most compassionate, helpful people in the poorest places.

    • Hammerstrike

      The sociopaths and others are evolving while the masses does not bother with that part too much.

  • Misti McClure

    This is absolutely HORRIBLE! This is not the America I thought I grew up in.

    • xander cross

      Noticed that you said that “you grew up in. Homeless is always the america that many minorities grew up in. I guess those wonderful bonuses that CEO’s get from sending jobs to china helped huh? Let’s ask Ford why he sent factories to china in exchange for more profits. Let’s ask the CEO of Amazon why 95 percent of items in his warehouses are “Made in China”?

  • GSOB

    People who don’t produce anything of value are going to starve, whether we legislate any tax-financed welfare programs or not.

  • GSOB

    Anyone who preaches for more private charity without also calling for a reduction in tax-financed charity is a guilt manipulator and an accomplice to the socialists.

  • mleblanc138

    Utah in general is quite kind to the homeless, however that has allowed a different problem to appear. One of professional beggars who make a tax free living off of pretending to be homeless with a fake sob story. It’s absolutely huge business all up and down Utah.

    • davidmpark

      I saw that! Pretty much all the beggars here are doing it professionally. I like how Utah has been tackling this issue.

  • davidmpark

    “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.’ Matt 25:40.

    Simple as that.

  • PAjjd

    Years ago I was homeless in the immediate aftermath of a divorce. I was living in my truck actually, while trying to stay sane and still go to the office for work every morning. Finding a place to park and sleep every night was a huge ordeal. I tried Walmart parking lots and such but the police or security would wake me up after a few hours and tell me to leave. I found that church parking lots worked the best, especially if you would talk to the staff ahead of time. Thank goodness all of that is well behind me. But it did give me a little insight into the plight of the homeless.

  • RealityCheck

    In my state of Florida, several cities have made it a crime to be homeless. After all is said and done, good luck getting an apartment or finding a job with your new criminal record.

  • Albert8184

    Leave it to the government to come up with the MOST IDIOTIC way to deal with the homeless situation. Hey stupid people in Washington DC…. why don’t you put these people to work on government land growing staple crops for export to third world countries or for domestic low income consumption? Obama brags about “creating jobs”? Well, get to creating some jobs, you morons.

    Idiots. Hurricane Katrina showed clearly how inept these “leaders” are with their bloated salaries and insanely greedy pensions and perks. They do nothing and reward themselves handsomely for it.

  • Dave

    In the former republic that was once America this would be unheard of..in the New Oligarchy of America this is one of the main initiatives. Prepare to see more such mind bending alterations and deviations from what made America the envy of the world.

  • Cynical but true

    90%+ of homeless are men. However, if the feminists get on the bandwagon for the less than 10%.Knowing that this political activist group can make those 10% become well looked after, maybe it will have a knock on affect and help the 90%+ too !!

  • Nick Cucinella

    It begins from the top why America is the way it is. Thats why two events are happening behind the scenes.

    First Convention of States, getting states together calling for a Constitutional Convention and talk about term limits on Congress, balanced budget, curtail Executive power.

    Second Operation American Spring getting 1.5-1.8 million people together and demanding the whole Washington DC Leadership resign and new elections called. These are a few events that could return our Republic from being transformed into a Communist Socialist Marxist State.

  • http://www.displayad.com/ California Architect

    In many cases it is the government itself that creates the homeless situation indirectly by making the cost of housing higher than it otherwise would be.

    • anonymous1

      Excellent point. I recently read a story about a place in California where one would have to earn $30+/hr to afford an apartment. How many jobs pay that in this economy? Then, the news pretends to be puzzled by why more and more people are becoming homeless.

  • Puzzled

    WHY is this happening? That’s what I’d like to know. People are losing their jobs for one reason or another, mainly due to the economy. What are they supposed to do subsequently? Die? And the economy is not getting better, so what is the government going to do when more and more people flood the streets and leave empty homes and jobs? Will all of America become a ghost town?
    I do not understand why.

    • Rob W

      So the very wealthy can have more. The less we have, the better the contrast makes them feel about all their stuff. You remember that bumper sticker that said he who dies with the most toys wins?

    • Drud

      At the most fundamental levels, this is happening because of two principles which are, and have been, worshiped in this country, and all developed countries: growth and easy. First, growth, it is always a good thing, right? Ask any economist or any politician or any businessman and they will speak about current growth and future growth and “sustainable growth paths.” The problem is while people may want and desire infinite growth, it is not possible on a finite planet with finite resources. This is compounded by debt-based fiat currencies (and all of the major ones in the world are)–this system assumes an “ideal growth rate” for an economy (typically 2-4%). This growth rate must be maintained or you get recession, depression, collapse. Now, when a system can sustain no more real growth (production capacity, genuine demand) the debt-based fiat system must still sustain the illusion of growth. This is what we have been doing for the past 3 decades or so in the US. Now, throw in “easy.” Everything in our society is built around convenience, but the simple truth that we all forget is that when endeavors become easy, the end results lose meaning. Again, with money, if it is easy to make (and believe me for the .001% it is VERY easy) then money loses its value. If it becomes easy to grow food, food must be wasted. If it becomes easy to get information, it inhibits curiosity and critical thought. Our entire society has been poisoned by these ideals, over decades and decades. Ironically, we have also had a very long run of peace in this country. Sure, we are engaged in war after war, but they are far away, and only a small percentage of the population feels the losses. But, again, what occurs when peace becomes easy….

  • Nicknakthetruthspeaker

    stop to be an hypocrite, we all know deep inside us we prefer to buy a new flat screen TV or an iPad air than helping others. to make it short, originally we were tribe people (like Indians living togeher) and these societies have changed us due to the TV and advertisings.

    we became egoist and selfish. I m egoist, and you are too. all westerners have lost contact with the truth.
    the American dream is changing us. I see it everyday. I see people in Asia falling in the trap of capitalism, they borrow money they can not pay back, etc.

    we live in a “me me me” society. I m one of them and it sucks.

    • rat14

      So very true…this is indeed the reality.

  • MrPissonyourgrave .

    This GOVT will give Welfare and foodstamps to the laziest people in America, Ive seen able bodied men with disability “wheelchair” placards on their cars getting out of the car to go into the liquor store.
    open air drug markets in the bad parts of my city are spreading, However if you have mental problems and are homeless we get rid of what little you have, punish those who feed you, and put you in jail?
    WHAT THE HELL?

  • voltaic

    GOP feed the rich and starve the poor economic policies are having their desired effect. GOP passes budget busting tax cuts for the mega wealthy and corporations, but cuts food aid to hungry kids and ends unemployment benefits to millions of struggling job seekers and 280,000 veterans. The wealthy and corporations receive tax breaks from GOP congress to move jobs offshore, which leaves the American worker without a job. GOP sent America into Iraq for fke WMDs which has cost the treasury more than $1 trillion dollars that could have been used to help Americans. GOP unfunded tax breaks for the wealthy cost the American treasury $1 trillion dollars that could have been used ot help Americans in the 99%. While democrats are spineless tagalongs at times, the GOP has been absolutely brutal to the poor and middle class. Next time you go vote, ask what has my GOP congresscritter done for the poor and homeless. Your answer will be ‘nothing’.

    • http://scott1265.blogspot.com scott1265

      Get off the GOP bad, Democrat good BS garbage and realize that BOTH parties are bought and paid for by $$ from special interest groups. Don’t fall into the ‘Divide and Conquer’ strategy of America’s domestic enemies.

      • Rob W

        Partisanship is exactly what put us in this mess to begin with.

  • Matt

    Imagine a forest. Every time there is a fire the firefighters make sure to put it out so it never gets big. Now run that forest forward in time 75 years. At this point in time the forest is thick with all kinds of problems:

    1. All the gaps have been filled in.
    2. Plenty of dead bushes.
    3. Plenty of dead trees.
    4. It’s ready for a major forest fire.

    The problems are unsolvable. It’s too late thanks to the firefighters. Now we wait for it to burn.

    The solution to your homeless problem is burn, baby burn – a great depression. After a decade the renewal will start.

    In real life, societies really do act like forests. The socialists are the firefighters putting out every fire. They think they do good but instead just help to burn the place down. This is what stability brings.

    It’s better to let the little fires burn in order to avoid the big ones. Now it’s too late. Get ready for the big one.

    • Michael

      And where will you be Matt when the sylvestal fires start?

      • Matt

        I now live in Switzerland.

  • bharat

    Instead of focus on automation,focus should be on labour intensive industries as people will get an opportunity to survive and prosper.

    • rat14

      Outside of this, other avenues of providing contribution in exchange for necessities need to be created/developed. The old model is near dead….

  • Rob W

    Steinbeck had it right. When you’re in trouble and need help, you don’t ask the haves…

    • http://www.southerncrossxray.com americalsgt

      The Jimmy Fox tune Nobody Love you when you’re down and out comes to mind, but I don’t think that is always the case. Rich people do give to the poor, but if they give it via the government, you never know if it gets to them. You have to hand it over to them directly.

      • Rob W

        It seems to me that the wealthy give plenty of money, attached to plenty of strings.

        • Hammerstrike

          Like that doesn´t happen with governements, lol!

          • Rob W

            And?

          • Hammerstrike

            Well, how are the corporations/rich-controlled governement be best-suited to deal with the corporations/rich?

  • XSANDIEGOCA

    Snap your fingers and you are on the street! In America, the ascent is painfully slow but the descent can be astonishingly swift. A job loss, a medical bill, an injury, a divorce…and down you go. I am amazed that a country that can spend TRILLIONS on endless wars of national liberation and TRILLIONS bailing out Wall Street Banks … can not, will not take care of its own. What to do? First, let us hear no more about Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Two, bring back the manufacturing jobs that were the bread and butter for entering the Middle Class. Three, a job, bed and food are available to anyone who will work for it. Vagrants we have always had but we do not need to allow them to sleep on the street and use our public parks as their personal toilet. Otherwise, build prisons to the horizon and prepare for Martial Law.

    • stacyk

      Prison building is on an astronomical trajectory so that part is already taken care of.

  • Adrian

    It’s not a surprise we treat the least among us this way. The neoliberal, capitalist culture stresses greed and sees compassion as weakness. Therefore, it’s no surprise when the weak are kicked in the teeth when they’re down. What gets me is so many Republicans claim Christian values, and are the worst to the least among us. Hypocrisy at it’s finest.

    • http://www.southerncrossxray.com americalsgt

      You really think that’s the case? That it’s the evil Republicans that don’t want to feed the poor. I don’t. I think it’s politicians driving this. Not sure where you live Adrian, but I live in RI, and I believe, as I’ve seen this happen to others, if I set up a soup kitchen in my back yard to feed the poor and the homeless that I would be shut down in less than a week. I imagine that it would be based on health laws and perhaps because I used standard spaghetti instead of whole wheat pasta from Whole Food, but the real reason is because if I were caring for the homeless, then the government wouldn’t be, and they want this job for themselves simply so they could control them and to garner their votes every November. Think that’s plausible?

      • Adrian

        Of course I think this. If you look at the record, Republicans are far more cruel to the poor and disadvantaged than the Dems (and I’m not a Dem). Which party slashes welfare benefits and ants to cut entitlements? Which party reduces subsidies for low income families, and reduces free school lunch programs? Which party wants to cut taxes for the wealthy and transfer the burden to the working class? It isn’t the Democrats…

        • http://www.southerncrossxray.com americalsgt

          But since there are more Democrat millionaires than Republican millionaires wouldn’t this solve the homeless problem?

          • Adrian

            I’d like to see evidence that there are more democrat millionaires than Republican.

          • http://www.southerncrossxray.com americalsgt

            Adrian. You have to look it up for yourself. I could send you to a link but you would be suspect. When you search for the answer it isn’t cut and dried. There are good and bad in both parties, as well as rich and poor. But the old mantra of the Democrats are the party of the poor and the Republicans of the rich is dated to the 1920’s. What I can say is that there are more millionaire Democrats in congress than Republicans. I am a Republican because I think there is a greater chance of getting small government through their conservative base than from the Democrats who favor Big Government. It’s simply not one is better or richer than the other.

          • Adrian

            Both parties are bought by the rich and the corporations. That’s why I’m no longer a member of either party, nor do I vote. I used to vote every election, but I realize the sham it is. I don’t find it productive to claim the Dems or GOP is better/worse; they all suck.

          • yisrael

            You would think so, the demodumbcrat and the
            Republicnut are of the same stripes they don’t give damn
            About you, I or the homeless. They’re a disgusting
            Psychopath bunch ! They only see greeeen man.:-/

  • http://www.southerncrossxray.com americalsgt

    Unless I put the money and or a food card from a restaurant directly into the hands of those in need, I do not trust that it would actually get to them. Worst case is the giving it to the government to hand out as they will take half and give the rest conditionally.

  • Rebecca

    I don’t care if they fine me. I’m going to continue to help the needy.

  • paul faso

    How is it that I can feed a squirrel or a bird in a park without even thinking of legal consequences and if I do the same to my fellow man, I am compelled to abide by a law that prevents me from doing the same for him?

    By what law and on what authority?

    It should be the supreme duty of all who can assist, any of the needy, to do so, and, further be our duty to see that;
    those who would enforce all unjust laws be the only ones ever arrested, for acts of malice and crimes against humanity.

    • anonymous1

      Good point. What if feeding the hungry is my pursuit of happiness? Prohibiting me to feed them is violating a right given to man by God. I am supposed to have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; and so are the homeless. They may be homeless, but they are still Americans. In my America, “All men are created equal.”

  • doug_b

    Over 30 years ago our ‘liberal’ friends worked very hard to give mentally ill people ‘rights’. Why they were being instutionalized – just because they were mentally ill – they needed to be ‘liberated’.
    Many of these people make up a large number of the ‘homeless’. Additionally our prison system also houses a lot of mentally ill people.

  • S.e. Murphy

    I understand that the homeless are seen as a nuisance. Some certainly are. I am an American living in the UK, and though the UK is FAR better on homeless and poverty with its welfare state, it still happens. Here, however, you generally have to fall through cracks for it to happen (drug addled or mentally challenged, not able or willing to navigate the channels for help and with no one to help you do so). America worked too, with little government aid…when America was a truly low tax, high opportunity land. Now, any person or business is beset with taxes and regulations that desttroy business and make it hard to get going. Health insurance “reforms” have continually escalated costs for insurance and made people dependent on corporate employment for same, and so called free trade has destroyed American industry, and with it jobs, wealth, opportunity (all while government grew and grew and grew to unprecented levels burdening that which remains). Free trade does not work if the partner nations (like China, Mexico, etc) do not enforce the same standards of environmental laws, worker safety, etc. Between that, and the unfair burden of taxation levied on domestic enterprises and products (which could readily be addressed and help liberty by ending ALL income taxation, personal, corporate, putting instead a retail sales tax which would level the tax playing field for imports and aid US exports), America is being crippled as capital, investment, and productive capacity flee our shores to later import that which we not only made in the USA but exported too. The hyper regulations, the massive prison industrial complex, military industrial complex, global war, war on drugs, war on cancer, etc, almost all Federal programs do the opposite of their stated goals at enormous expense. Incarcerating so many people, far more than the rest of the world, mainly for non crimes (what used to be legal and consenting behaviour since our founding), i.e. various Prohibitionist policies (drugs, guns, income, etc), the debt based currency via central banking, ALL of it impoverishes a nation, hollows productive capacity, denudes the communities of the wealth and incentive to produce it, leaving rotting shells. Govt spends so much on schools to turn out illiterates, and now it criminalizes aiding those destroyed by the policies enacted, which will include more and more veterans and famililes dispossessed by banksters. The Founders called it. Standing armies (of militarized police, federal agencies, military services) are expensive threats to liberty. Banks (as in the central banks like Federal Reserve) are even more so, and banks and military are part of a warfare/debt cycle that enslave nations, destroy liberty, concentrate wealth, and impoverish the majority. This has happened, it is accelerating, and if we want trade, it should be FAIR trade, not “free” trade (fair trade is on equal terms, not the nation with the least worker pay, environmental protection getting the factories and selling to the rest, polluting locally and globally). The homeless issue is a symptom of a nation out of balance. There will always be SOME, and helping them is a human duty. Now that there are many, the haves and the wealthiest want the problem hidden so the rest of us do not come to see how big the problem is, how many normal people, vets, etc end up that way, and how tenuous the grip is. Technology makes human knowledge, and exchange, and production more efficient than ever before. Why does it take more debt to buy what used to be bought cash? Why are effective stndards of living falling so that debt slavery is the only way to have what your parents had for cash? Why is retirement now a dream? This is what happens when we let government grow, banksters triumph, and crimnalize cannabis and other plants for social and economic control and to enrich corporate interests. We become a plantation economy, and almost all of us are slaves. How long before homeless are put into camps? At this rate, it WILL happen. then more “normal” people will followw.

    • yisrael

      Waaay to goo !! In nutshell ! :-]

  • Michael

    My proposal is simple: build military style barracks and feed and clothe them and have them do simple community service tasks like picking up litter. Have them wear uniforms. If done on a large scale it would be affordable. Any who do not want to cooperate must leave town. This is simple and sensible.

    • yisrael

      Easier said than done but a good step in right direction.

      • Michael

        Toda rabba al haskamatcha!

  • The one

    The controllers have created a society that promotes poverty, confusion, mental disease, physical disease and selfishness, not to mention hedonism and hatred. This effects both black and white. By the way, white people ARE a minority on the planet! So, tired of hearing others complain about my race, complain about your own and look in the mirror. A good step in all this is to create a new society by opting out of the freakish Godless society the controllers have made for us to stew in. Turn back to what is real and you will have a different result.

  • Dan

    In 1979 I was homeless in High School. I graduated and rode a bicycle to FL. where all my possessions were stolen. I lived in a park for about a month until I found work (digging ditches for a plumber). I now teach High School and tell my students of situational and cronic homelessness. I didn’t get help but still I knew what to do tt off the streets, many don’t. Dan

    • Rob W

      In 1979, the US mental health system hadn’t been gutted yet. Now, the streets are the last resort for some compromised individuals.

  • yisrael

    My my, some of these generalized comments about
    the homeless people are disturbing. Well lets see now,
    As brother Micheal has in previous articles : 1) 77 % of
    people Living paycheck to paycheck, many people making less
    Than 20 dollar an hour, 2.7 million families has a
    Member in the household that’s unemployed, 102
    million + people out of work, million losing thier homes
    High consumer and student loan debt, out control
    Political system, gangster bankster running
    Amok, man made inflation which is impoverishing
    Everyone, people the is long. We are all staring
    At the fact many of us face the same prospect of
    being Homeless and broke ourself. many of these
    People were successful in thier life at one time. It’s
    Futile to blame or castigate them for thier plight. As
    for mental illness its permeat the society and not just .
    them .Let hope some you high minders don’t fall into
    that Predictament because everyone is staring at it.
    Think twice about your comments because karma is
    A bitch. Show compassion people.

  • Skip

    “Feed the hungry,” is a basic mercy, Christian and in other faiths. The State is clearly acting in the interest of its own religion, Atheism.

  • sherlock32555

    If the American people keep putting up with this then one day they may get a dose of their own medicine and at the rate this country is going it may be sooner than later. This shows how shellfish we have become. Its all for me and to hades with those that have fallen on hard times. How can the American people hold their heads up is beyond me.

    • yisrael

      Kudos I wholeheartedly agree, my goodness we throw
      Away a lot of food.

  • yisrael

    Labor statistics state of last year that 47 % whites, 22 %
    Blacks, 19 % Hispanics received food. These numbers
    Change frequently. It doesn’t matter who gets food stamps.
    The issue is people are going hungry is unnecessary that’s
    Is a tragedy in any sense. This is not a black or white issue
    This is an American issue. Don’t let the ruling class divide
    us .That’s how they keep thier power but they’re losing
    Because tide is turning against them… Empty stomachs
    Creates angry man or woman People will die for a
    Piece bread !:-/

  • sharonsj

    They are also making it illegal to live in your car if you are homeless.

  • democrates

    An idea, start a “restaurant” to feed the homeless and then provide some way for the homeless to receive gift cards for your “restaurant”. You would have to get permits so it would e more expensive, and rent or buy the necessary real estate. More expensive but not beyond the means of the moderately wealthy. You would then have all the protections of the (so-called) free-market system of America … If you operate legitimately as a restaurant, and allow anyone as a customer, how can they shut that down? How can they stop you from giving out gift cards to the homeless? Or if they call that “feeding the homeless” .. and I’m not sure that would stand up in court, you could give the homeless money and maintain a list of those eligible for the money based on whether they use it for food. If they make it illegal to give the homeless money (would that stand up in court?), make them contractors and pay them for some kind of service. Could they make it illegal to hire someone who is homeless as a contractor ? Work within the system in ways that make it impossible to legally distinguish between what you want to do and other kinds of economic activity which have to be allowed to continue. Fight DIRTY. Fck’m up. It would take more resources but it would be fun to see them scramble to find ways to stop you.

  • Erik Bergum

    If the homeless people go to tents, will they be well-fed and taken care of. If the government’s intent is to let them starve out in the middle of no where, that sure is a bad thing. Many people need to wake up to reality!!!!!

  • John

    I had a similar experience to this when I lost everything and was living in my car. But it’s not just the general public, one’s own family will condemn and ridicule you when down on your luck too. This is not the country I once grew up in. Something so drastic and so ugly has usurped the American psyche and it knows no boundaries, friends and family included. You’ll find out very soon who your real friends and family are when you’re out on the street begging for help. And the answers will surprise you.

    • xander cross

      You’re speaking the truth and I know this because I wen through a similar ordeal and learn the hard way how cold the world truly is. Plan accordingly

  • yvonne dean

    If you live in rural Minnesota and become homeless there is absolutely nothing to help. Waiting lists for housing are 2 to 3 years long. There is no funding available, no homeless shelters, nothing. Families are living in sheds, garages and even dog kennels. I know of a family who the husband who was self employed got injured and can’t work and lost their place to live. They are both disabled and are waiting to be approved for social security disability which can take up to 3 years. It is a desperate situation and the government is completely unwilling to help. If you can work that is one thing, but if you can’t someone should help these families.

  • Earl Wirth

    My wife and I ran a ministry to the homeless in DC. We fed 150 people every Sunday in a park across from the White House. We had little difficulty in the early to mid 90’s. Our church folded and we left that ministry. Over the years we’ve noticed an increase in the “hostility” from local authorities to such ministries — sad, very sad. Indeed, “the love of many has waxed cold”; but the love of a few is sadly “frozen”. Those who have shown no compassion — will be shown no compassion.

    • Hammerstrike

      Well, better seize power then.

  • Priszilla

    The solution?

    Steal food, go to jail, become a slave to a private prison company and work your behind off unti you die.

    The Germans called it the final solution.

  • Jingogunner

    Every vote for a DEMREP politician is a vote for starve the homeless and punish the weak, for more power to big business and the filth in your parley houses. What did you vote for?

  • http://batman-news.com PullHeadOut

    Mike,
    I would to see a reference to the origins of the stats you use.
    Not in my back yard has always been the cry by those who are, let’s say, privileged.
    Simple logic, if you give something (for free) to someone, they will return for more. Even the Mentally Ill can pick up garbage along the streets or make some kind of contribution for the handout; But will they? Next time you give a sandwich to a homeless person ask them to do something for you (equal to the handout). They may do it, but bet your sandwich they won’t come by your tent again. Don’t feed the wildlife!

  • Geezer

    We are going to be like japan soon and hide the homeless. Can’t have them reminding people of reality.

  • Mudpie

    This is sick, sick, sick, and sick again.

  • Andrea Panner

    Absolutely sickening…it is like the U.S has lost it’s collective mind! Are there any sane people out there in our government that sees all the wasted money? May as well just burn it….if the government had used all the money it gave to the banks and car companies, giving it equally to every man, woman and child in the country….we would have been able to shore up our economy right then and there. It could have been put in bank accounts for each person that could not be touched unless is was used for school, homes, vehicles, health insurance or any other major necessity of life. It seems we are a country of idiots now.

    • Adrian

      That’s right. If you want to know who controls the government, look at where the money goes. It sure as heck doesn’t go to the people anymore. A serious recovery would have included student loan forgiveness, a freeze on evictions, huge tax cuts for the people, etc. Instead, the banks who caused the mess got bailed out with our own tax money. What’s worse, we the people sat and took it, grabbing our ankles and singing God Bless America the whole time.

      • anonymous1

        And the big companies that got bailed out on the backs of the American taxpayers thanked Americans by shipping the jobs overseas.

  • jb

    Very sad this shows how many people have been conditioned to view fellow Americans with contempt and suspicion. When financial success supposedly becomes a measure of human character, we have a big cultural program.

  • wallymoe

    I feel as sorry as anyone else for the homeless. Though some homeless have chosen to be, some have not and it is horrible how they are treated.
    I do recognize myself as a hypocrite though. Would I or have I asked any homeless person to come and live in my spare room in my home? Have I offered to help them directly? I don’t think I have room to talk badly of anyone else if I haven’t done something myself. For this I feel a certain shame. I, like the rest, wait for someone else to do something- surely there are organizations for this.?
    When I have done what I can do to make life a little better for the unfortunate people- then I can complain what others are doing.

  • Riki

    To a homeless veteran
    Your Toothless Thankful Smile

    Your Toothless Thankful Smile

    It is Jesus I see on the Rood
    when a homeless is asking for food
    for a cup of water given in His Name
    enkindles God’s loving fiery flame.

    Rita Biesemans 4-5-2011

  • alan

    I think its part of the propaganda machine to force the homeless out of cities, “out of sight out of mind”. If we see them on the streets all over then we know for sure there is a problem. I have heard there are very large hobo villages between jacksonville and Orlando. I think at this point in the collaspe once you become homeless you won’t get out. I’m not sure you can use the address “the wooded area south on 95″ for a drivers license or job application. I think this problem is growing way beyond mental illness and lazy people. Anytime people argue its the democrats or republicans its a win for the bankers!

  • Dawes

    The problem of homelessness defies easy and simplistic solutions because the homeless are not all the same. Some are mentally ill, others are not. Some do work, some want to work but can’t for a variety of reasons, and some prefer not to work even though they could. Strange as it sounds, there are some who prefer the transient lifestyle, while many others would do anything to find a permanent home. Generalizations about the homeless (on either side) are inaccurate.
    Michael, thanks for reminding us all to be compassionate, but there is more than one side to this issue. Speaking from experience, it’s challenging to continue to assist people who continually do the things that harm themselves and others. Could “tough love” also be a form of compassion in certain cases? Again, there are no easy answers.

    • yisrael

      Thank you sire, hint to the wise is sufficient.

    • Riki

      Dawes, how will you know who is standing in front of you asking for food. Just give, even if it’s a so called” lazy bum” you don’t know what brought that person to behave like that. Don’t judge the one in front of you, just give and see Jesus in him. Riki

  • daju

    A 3rd if them are mentally I’ll. 2/3 rd of them are bums that don’t want to better themselves.

    • yisrael

      How do u know that, hope you don’t fall through
      Cracks might have eat those words you spoke.
      Again generalizing and you’re shortsighted sire.

  • Captain Canuck

    You guys need to stop being so afraid of nationalized health care. We have absolutely phenomenal health care in Canada. As do many other developed nations.

    However healthcare isn’t adding to the homeless problem. It is an unregulated Wall St coupled with and insanely desperate Federal Reserve.

    It will be interesting to see how next week’s natural gas announcement between Russia and China affects things.

  • SuperDave

    Wait! I’ve got the answer!! What we need are more trillion-dollar aircraft carriers! That and more drone strikes on brown skinned people! That’ll fix everything.

    Oh wait, we’re already doing that. Never mind.

  • http://www.FounderChurch.Blogspot.Com/ “FounderChurch”

    Democrat Welfare of every type harms and enslaves the underclass. Jesus never gave a handout to a bum.

    • Guest

      How do you know that flounder?

  • yisrael

    Aaamen my friend well said!

  • nohomehere

    About a year ago I saw a article about a church group being stopped by the deputy sheriff from giving out food in a public park telling them they needed to apply for a permit which was a way to imped there efforts to deliver hot meals to the down and out . well, I brought this up to a religious leader and asked what he would do ,well he said to get the permit , so at that time I had this argument with myself , should one obey the law and disregard a people in need or do as Christ did and heal on the sabbath . I hope you understand my correlation! It lead me to a very poinient understanding of what it will be like to be persicuted for righteouness sake or for my brothers cause as this is about obeying Gods command to love you neighbor as yourself, and well quite frankly we are also told to obey the laws of man! Thus my inner conflict! Since that time I have really been quick to give to anyone who ask’s but in the end I guess if you are willing to pay the price for your belief system then , as Rambo says ” GO FOR IT ” but don’t judge, just give be generous to all , dont judge , yea i said it twice, be inclined to give to all who ask anything of you , but DON’T JUDGE God’s the judge we need to fear! is your judgement on a God level ? ok then judge! but you are judge and not a doer. luke 6:30 says give and if while your giving you get mugged dont try to get the your stuff back! cool ! we must not have too worry cause we have a wealth of a different sort somewhere else,I guess in away christians are homeless too in a sense ! nohomehere!

  • Ray

    Illegal aliens are getting more freebees and assistance than US citizens. What’s up with that? It’s time to send them packing back to their own counties and help out own first.

  • http://www.kypackrat.com/ Kentucky Packrat

    God judges nations on how they treat the poor and downtrodden. The Bible clearly documents that God WILL hear their cries, and will not ignore them for long.

    It amazes me how much people who barely have enough for themselves are attempting to help other people, despite how hard the Government and the Powers that Be don’t want them to do so….

  • Guest

    One day the will be rounded up and put in camps, this shrotly before they are sent to the cookie factory for ‘processing’.

  • http://www.mycbn.com/ FaithDefender

    “There
    is no work greater than feeding the poor” – God. “Feeding the poor is a
    crime against the state” – The State. Now is the time to choose sides,
    for now is the time to stand.

  • johnathan harris

    God is watching and no doubt he will make them reap what they have sown he prepares their punishment as a person prepares food and then dishes it out.They also insult their Maker Proverbs 14:31 and 17:5.

  • Krusty_From_Oz

    Dont feed the seagulls, kangaroos, pellicans etc. it only encorouges them. People, these people are people.

  • Bruce

    You asked what is the solution? How about going to that politician in Hawaii and sledge hammering HIS possessions. Before long the powder keg will explode. The steam is building within people and one day all these atrocities will come to a head. The meek shall inherit the earth.

  • FrontandCenter

    Mat 24:12 “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.

  • peace angel

    A few weeks ago numerous FEMA buses cleared out the homeless population in Columbia, SC and over Christmas and last year these buses cleared the Homeless population in those 50 major cities Micheal is referencing.

    Pictures of these buses showed up all over the mainstream news in many of these cities and when Obama was asked where they were being bused to he replied they are going to FEMA camps. AND if they EVER wanted to leave those camps they could submit a formal gov. request to do so. HOWEVER, if you have seen these camps on Conspiracy Theory or on the hundreds of websites profiling them you already KNOW that the gates ONLY swing one way in these facilities.

    YOU CAN CHECK OUT ANYTIME YOU WANT—BUT YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE.

    • FrontandCenter

      Did not see this; do you have a link to recommend? Thank you. I’m a bit weary of conspiracy themes, but this is interesting.

      • peace angel

        Over Christmas and Thanksgiving I saw these buses in many major cities and they looked just like the ones on Bundy ranch which MOST Americans Have never seen before.

        In addition, I live in Myrtle Beach, SC and it was in our local news that they were clearing out the town with FEMA buses to take the homeless to the camps. Obama was the one who said they were going to the camps. IF you are not aware of the 800 concentration camps, the google in all caps AMERICAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS.

        IF you watched the 36 episodes of Conspiracy Theory you can clearly see that they prove US theories are the truth and that the US has the most evil gov. body on earth. I would advice you watch the ones on 9/11 and death camps and “police state” which has been banned by obama and can only be seen on infowars today.

        THE FEDS killed a scientist who designed HAARP where they control our weather, send deadly drones and chem trails and deafening sounds and can use mind control on any human being WHILE they were filming the episode. THEY had already killed the other 27 scientists and this one had been in hiding for years and they got him. THEY list all the ways they killed the other scientists on the show. Also see how the gov. created Lyme disease and many other germ warfare diseases and see how they send disease to the US on ticks and flies from Plum Island and how they are building a NEW facility to do the same thing in Kansas on the Univ. grounds to do the same thing. IT will bring hoof and mouth and Lyme disease to America’s bread basket. AGENDA 21

        Obama also banned the show from TV because Ventura has the access to public officials to be able to prove the truths on EVERY single episode beyond a shadow of a doubt. HE has an amazing investigative team to include Oliver Stones son.

      • peace angel

        I don’t. I saw it all on the mainstream news last Christmas when they announced Obama had made homelessness illegal and recently I saw it on my local station in SC where they hauled off the homeless in Columbia,SC to a local FEMA camp. Obama admitted they were taking them to the camps and when asked if they could EVER leave he said that IF they petitioned FEMA they could get a ride into town and be brought back again.

        IN the Obama banned “police state” video you can see J. Ventura and a large film crew “breach” a FEMA camp filled with drugged up zombies behind RED ZONE double fenced and razor wired encampment. THEY were not far from the fences at all and the people were so drugged up they did not even see the film crew. CHECK out the Brandon Raub US marine abduction to see how they get them one by one.

  • Afshin Nejat

    “They Live” is an excellent story about the metaphysical and spiritual underbelly of this sort of situation, which is a direct and indirect symbol of what is happening to Good and Honest people, or THAT SPIRIT in all people (who have it), everywhere.

    Part of the reason, for sure, is that the bureaucrats make more money if all such help is funneled through them by being donated (willingly or unwillingly) through their programs/pogroms.

  • http://www.booksbyoliver.com/ Michigan Lake

    More than one side to this story. Most people go up the ladder of life as far (as little) as they want. I personally know one person I tried to help, but he preferred to live in his old car. He enjoyed his life of living off free charities.

    For me, I now help only those who want to help themselves.

  • Hammerstrike

    The “solution”, demolish the abandonned buildings and deport the homeless, erase all the evidences that their town turn to sheeit so they can live on in willfull denial.

  • Hammerstrike

    Actually? Nope, they didn´t, because they did not have that many homeless by that time, because their economic policies worked.

    The crime the homeless have comitted? Very simple, their very existence is a testament to the failure of the system.

    “we just might peacefully stand up and say “No” to them.”

    Just like Tiananmen Square, except ths time the tanks columns won´t stop.

  • Believer

    The things that are happening in this sad and sick world have been fore told by prophets and pastors that study the bible. Jesus is about to return and the devil is waging a war on all people. This is why these things are happening. I truly wish I could take all homeless of the streets and house and feed them, but this isn’t a possible thing as I don’t have the money to do so :(

    • anonymous1

      I heard a news story a long time ago. Somewhere, in the Midwest, a woman that owned a modest farm took in a bunch of homeless and gave them shelter. The homeless worked on the farm, helped prepare meals, etc. After a while, they even built a new building so people could have individual rooms. The government eventually came in and said she could no longer allow these people to stay because it was a fire hazard or against some code.

      Can you believe there are actually people that hard and cold in the world that they would want to dismantle a solution? They don’t want the homeless on the streets, but they don’t want any on helping the homeless either.

      Homelessness can happen to anyone; read “Breakfast at Sally’s.”

  • Mondobeyondo

    The homeless, by and large, are no different than you and I.
    Yes, some are addicted to drugs and alcohol. But how did they get that way? Stress!!
    Perhaps it was a divorce, loss of a family member, etc.
    Who knows? Nobody knows, because nobody bothers to ask!!.
    If you take the time to hear their stories, you may learn a bit about themselves, and perhaps yourself as well.

    Just a thought…

    • anonymous1

      Sending you wishes for many blessings for your empathy and understanding.

  • Annette

    I would say the only hope for the homeless population now are the churches and religious and other charitable organizations, but the criminal feds are bringing the hammer down on THEM as well.

    What is the solution when caring for your fellow man is designated as a criminal act? Well, revolt for one. The state of our society has obviously become too deplorable to be allowed to continue as it is. So we either remain complacent and obedient to the criminals running the show, or we take a stand for our God given humanity.

  • InalienableWrights

    Funny how not a single person has pointed out the gross violation of the God given right to contract with other human beings.

    Seems like in a country founded upon the principle of protecting those rights this would have been mentioned many times. I guess government schools have really done their job well in dumbing people down.

  • WhiteRevolutiontheOnlySolution

    Lazy disgusting hobos deserve it.

    • capnanarcho

      Get a life and quit wasting your time shaving your head.

    • dharma

      LMFAO! LOSER.

  • anonymous1

    I would not eat food that a stranger gave to me. In a church setting, or in a soup kitchen, yes. I would not just eat something a random stranger on the street gave to me.

    If I give someone money, or a job so they can make money, I do not expect to control what they can and cannot spend that money on. If I give someone money and they spend it on alcohol, oh well. That is between them and God. Perhaps, if I were homeless, and miserable, I might want to be drunk too. However, every homeless person is an individual and not all of them are drunks.

  • anonymous1

    In S. Carolina, the homeless are being held in a camp of some type and are not allowed to leave. Where are the attorneys to defend the rights of the homeless and sue for illegal detention?

    I will not spend a dime, nor vacation in any place that treats the homeless poorly. I also pass along the news stories so others can see how human beings are being treated.

    Wasn’t there another country that rounded up the homeless before the Olympics went to Berlin?

  • capnanarcho

    This is but a mild warmup of what is coming at us.
    Think this is rough? Check out what the government did during the great depression… Confiscating food, fining and arresting those who “hoarded” food.. If you had more food in your house than two meals worth for half the family, you were a hoarder.
    The revolutionary war was not the real war we needed to win for Liberty… It was Shay’s Rebellion.

  • Arizona

    YEA,no one in america HAS ASKED,what about their children,its because americans worship SATAN,and he hates children,and so do americans,BUT YOUR REALLY IN DEEP WATER NOW AMERICA,you have taken the families of the homeless to your death camps and killed them,and you have tortured and RAPED and then murdered their children,AND YOUR SO STUPID you think you have gotten away with this?OH no you haven’t,….THE PROPHETS all warned everyone to never harm THE FATHERS LITTLE ONES,did americans LISTEN…NO THEY DIDN’T…OK, so now you’ll learn what the punishment is for doing what you were told to NEVER DO………

  • Arizona

    PURE HELL is about to come on america,REMEMBER WHY,you were warned and didn’t believe anything could ruin your day,WELL I got news for all of you, thats about to change,the little kids had no understanding of terror,TILL YOU GOOOD LAW ABIDING CITIZENS,showed them,BUT THE “TERROR” the children experienced,IS NOTHING COMPARED TO WHATS COMING ON YOU ADULTS HERE SHORTY,don’t scream and cry,you asked for it…..in the LAST DAYS of your life,they will be spent SHAKING so bad, you won’t even be able to eat,you’ll be shaking so hard from FRIGHT,24 hours a day, ,most of your food will be dropped on the ground…and SLEEPING will be impossible……you’ll see……………

  • mollie

    Jesus, said, the poor will always be with you. He also said when you give food or drink to anyone who needs it. You give to me. I was astounded by the overt poverty on the streets of America the Great. On a visit in 2006. I noticed a lot of love among the homeless. I felt a lot of fear and paranoia while in america. Encourage the tourists to feed the homeless. We did where we could. But you can t feed them all alone, can you? So sad. I get annoyed when old white Generals etc Say America is the greatest Nation on Earth. So delusional. Such a lie.

  • JI

    The unemployment rate has dropped quite a bit recently. You’ve probably heard why. It’s because people who have given up hope of finding a job are not counted as unemployed. Well, here’s a great idea for Obama and the Democrats – use the same kind of trick to reduce the homeless rate as you’ve used to reduce the unemployment rate – simply don’t count anyone who hasn’t actively sought a house in the past month as homeless.

  • Bible believer

    Mat 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

    Sad how the Government are doing this to their own people. They should be doing something useful with our money and making programs to help the people but yet they’ll spend billions on war, weapons, and technology..smh!!

  • constantin (un moldovean)

    Yet you have made them Jews. Hebrew bankers have destroyed America.

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