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Old 12-24-2016, 08:26 AM
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So better they live inflammable cardboard boxes that dissolve in the rain.

A perfect example of the GUBMIT using it's power to eliminate any private competition for the delivery of needed services.

It reminds me of the good Samaritan housewives who fed the poor and hungry from their home kitchens. Many were closed by the city because they were not "licensed." Which is a euphemism for NOT PAYING FEES AND TAXES.

All under the guise of public safety.LOL
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So better they live inflammable cardboard boxes that dissolve in the rain.

A perfect example of the GUBMIT using it's power to eliminate any private competition for the delivery of needed services.

It reminds me of the good Samaritan housewives who fed the poor and hungry from their home kitchens. Many were closed by the city because they were not "licensed." Which is a euphemism for NOT PAYING FEES AND TAXES.

All under the guise of public safety.LOL
Pretty much sums it up Franc.

The video 14 minutes long is well worth the time

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Thanks for the video.
I'm a fan of the Salvation Army and church volunteers in our community. The micro houses are an attempt to help and get involved one on one. Governmental programs seem inefficient and counter productive even with good intentions. Here's another emergency shelter that someone came up with that is cheap and sturdy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG0aRjKDnKo
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Thanks for the video.
I'm a fan of the Salvation Army and church volunteers in our community. The micro houses are an attempt to help and get involved one on one. Governmental programs seem inefficient and counter productive even with good intentions. Here's another emergency shelter that someone came up with that is cheap and sturdy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG0aRjKDnKo
It seems lately that needs tend to be answered by creating government dependency instead of long term solutions.
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It seems lately that needs tend to be answered by creating government dependency instead of long term solutions.
Yes, it does seem like quite a few politicians like to steer people to the government instead of self dependency. Although there are people out there that refuse to help themselves.
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Yes, it does seem like quite a few politicians like to steer people to the government instead of self dependency. Although there are people out there that refuse to help themselves.
It is the obligation of our government to provide a fecund environment for an equal opportunity for everyone to seek "happiness." The word Happiness in 1789 meant prosperity. If some do not wish to seek it,,,;Why do we owe them anything?
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It is the obligation of our government to provide a fecund environment for an equal opportunity for everyone to seek "happiness." The word Happiness in 1789 meant prosperity. If some do not wish to seek it,,,;Why do we owe them anything?
Correct. I worked along side what I call the entrepreneurial homeless ( working homeless) decades ago, had a few beers with them on paydays. They worked long enough to save 1-2 K, then stopped working until the money ran out.
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Empowering children who live in homeless shelters
Friday 16th June, 2017 - When Jennifer Cox began teaching, among her students were children who lived in homeless shelters; Cox recognized their unique challenges, and created a program to address them; Empower4Life provides health education, fitness activities and nutritious food to children in shelters
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Jennifer Cox began teaching at an under-performing school near Baltimore in 2005. Within the first two years, she noticed a common thread among many of her students who were struggling the most: They were living in homeless shelters. "A lot of these kids were disengaged," Cox said. "They don't feel they're deserving or worthy of being successful. It broke my heart." According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, more than 100,000 children in the country live in homeless shelters.


After spending time volunteering at a local family shelter, Cox observed that the services were focused on the adults. The children's needs were largely ignored. "Kids at the shelter didn't have enough space to really be kids," she said. "They were living in stressful environments, eating unhealthy food, and I felt they were missing a lot of the components crucial to healthy development."

So, in 2015, Cox founded Empower 410 Inc. Also known as Empower4Life, the nonprofit has provided health education, fitness activities, nutritious food and other necessities for more than 1,000 children living in Baltimore-area homeless shelters. "The best way to better their situation is to offer them opportunities to feel empowered," Cox said. "As we build their confidence, our hope is that they are able to see that they can pave their own path." CNN's Laura Klairmont spoke with Cox about her work. Below is an edited version of their conversation.

CNN: What are some of the obstacles facing children in homeless shelters?
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College Fires President for Giving Homeless Student Shelter?
April 10, 2017 - The president of a for-profit college in Kansas City, Missouri, was recently fired.
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His misconduct? Allowing a homeless student, who’d been living in the woods near school, to sleep in the college library when temperatures dropped below zero. How should schools handle homeless students? “The cool thing is that the president said he would do it again,” notes ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork. “I applaud you!” Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon points out that the student’s life would have been in danger if he’d stayed outside – this act of charity might have been a literal lifesaver.

Legal Expert Areva Martin wonders if we’re hearing the whole story. “This stinks to me,” she says. “It seems like a case where maybe this university wanted to get rid of the president for some totally different reason.” She concludes, “I hope he gets a lawyer!” Dr. Stork believes, “When you put profits -- and this is true in health care, this is true in education – when you put profits ahead of the needs of your students, your patients, you shouldn’t be in that business.”

Areva notes that homelessness is a huge issue all over the country. The school missed a chance to get fantastic positive publicity by helping this student. Dr. Ordon believes that people need to be careful about which school they choose to attend and encourages viewers to do their homework on a school before you commit your tuition dollars!

College Fires President for Giving Homeless Student Shelter?
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