Unconditional basic income: Promotes progress-ends poverty.

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San Bernardino sheriffs bring home the gold! We’re now #1 in the nation and state in suicide among female inmates.

Sui­cide Spike Boosts Over­sight of Cal­i­for­nia Women’s Prison

Four women have killed them­selves at Cal­i­for­nia Insti­tu­tion for Women in San Bernardino County in the last 18 months, accord­ing to state records. The sui­cide rate at the facil­ity is more than eight times the national rate for female inmates and more than five times the rate for the entire Cal­i­for­nia prison sys­tem.” (http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/suicide-spike-focuses-oversight-california-womens-prison-32824875)

Why? What is it?

In the United States this year alone, there have been more than 400 fatal­i­ties as a result of police gun­shots. In Ger­many, there have been four.

Even coun­tries with the high­est crime rates in the world see sig­nif­i­cantly lower num­bers of fatal deaths by police. British offi­cers shot their guns just 51 times between 2003 and 2013. Canada had only 12 fatal police shoot­ing between 1999 and 2009. In Japan, no one has been shot by the police since 2012.

“In the US, police train­ing lasts on aver­age 19 weeks,” she [Chris­t­ian Sci­ence Mon­i­tor writer Sara Miller Llana, (http://www.csmonitor.com/World/2015/0628/Why-police-don-t-pull-guns-in-many-countries)] writes, while “in much of Europe that would be unthink­able. In Ger­many, for exam­ple, police train for at least 130 weeks.” (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/02/police-countries-guns-fatal-shootings_n_7709638.html)

Again. How can any­one respect law in San Bernardino county, except out of fear of a beat­ing and/or being murdered?

 

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Socialized democracy ends homelessness among vets

Mayor Miyag­ishima (D), Las Cruces, New Mexico

On June 4, 2014, First Lady Michelle Obama chal­lenged the may­ors of major Amer­i­can cities with her May­ors Chal­lenge to End Vet­eran Homelessness.

Just one year later, mayor Ken Miyag­ishima (D) of Las Cruces, New Mex­ico announced that his city has joined sev­eral other cities that have achieved an end to home­less­ness among vet­er­ans.(http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2015/07/17/3681818/new-mexico-veterans-homelessness/)

The other may­ors who have ended home­less­ness among its vet­er­ans are: may­ors Ralph Bechker (D) of Salt Lake City; Greg Stan­don (D) of Phoenix; Annise Parker (D) of Hous­ton; and Mitch Lan­drieu (D) of New Orleans.(http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2015/07/17/3681818/new-mexico-veterans-homelessness/)

How did it hap­pen? Turns out that open-hearted gen­eros­ity is not only cheaper than the pun­ish­ing poli­cies of aus­ter­ity but are also totally effective.

It is a fact that has been borne out by stud­ies across the coun­try, from Florida to Col­orado and beyond.”  (http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/03/24/3418140/charlotte-homeless-study/)

For exam­ple, the Orlando Sen­tinel reported:

Liv­ing on the streets isn’t cheap: Each chron­i­cally home­less per­son in Cen­tral Florida costs the com­mu­nity roughly $31,000 a year, a new analy­sis being released Thurs­day shows.

“The price tag cov­ers the salaries of law-enforcement offi­cers to arrest and trans­port home­less indi­vid­u­als — largely for non­vi­o­lent offenses such as tres­pass­ing, pub­lic intox­i­ca­tion or sleep­ing in parks — as well as the cost of jail stays, emergency-room vis­its and hos­pi­tal­iza­tion for med­ical and psy­chi­atric issues.

“In con­trast, pro­vid­ing the chron­i­cally home­less with per­ma­nent hous­ing and case man­agers to super­vise them would run about $10,000 per per­son per year, sav­ing tax­pay­ers mil­lions of dol­lars dur­ing the next decade, the report con­cludes.” (http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2014–05-21/news/os-cost-of-homelessness-orlando-20140521_1_homeless-individuals-central-florida-commission-tulsa)

Las Cruces, like the other suc­cess­ful cities, worked  with the U.S. Depart­ment of Hous­ing and Urban Devel­op­ment (HUD), the Depart­ment of Vet­er­ans Affairs (VA), the U.S. Inter­a­gency Coun­cil on Home­less­ness (USICH), and the National League of Cities to guar­an­tee sta­ble hous­ing and the sup­port­ive help nec­es­sary to keep vet­er­ans off the streets.

“We have iden­ti­fied all of the home­less vet­er­ans in Las Cruces. We have a hous­ing plan for each of them. Every sin­gle one of them is cur­rently being shel­tered.” said [Nicole] Mar­tinez [Direc­tor, Com­mu­nity of Hope, Las Cruces].” (http://www.kvia.com/news/mayor-says-las-cruces-ends-veteran-homelessness/34155142)

Last year, 2014, a first-year report con­ducted by the Depart­ment of Social Work at Uni­ver­sity of North Car­olina, Char­lotte, found that their home­less hous­ing apart­ments, Moore Place:

“…saved $1.8 mil­lion in its first year by dras­ti­cally reduc­ing the amount of time its ten­ants spent in emer­gency rooms (447 fewer vis­its) and admit­ted to hos­pi­tals (372 fewer days).

“Sta­tis­tics show ten­ants also stayed out of trou­ble more, with a 78 per­cent drop in arrests and 84 per­cent fewer days spent in jail.

UNCC assis­tant pro­fes­sor Lori Thomas, who directed the study of Moore Place, says…“For the longest time, we as a nation tried to man­age home­less­ness instead of try­ing to end it,” said Thomas. “We as a com­mu­nity have got to focus on how to get them off the streets, rather than hous­ing them in shel­ters. Per­ma­nent sup­port­ive hous­ing works and saves money.”” (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article9106181.html#storylink=cpy)

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100 years of social democracy vs diabolic conservatism (Updated)

progList 2015-07-18

 

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The Morongo Basin in a Nutshell

Fate of Joshua trees at new devel­op­ment stirs con­tro­versy

Notice how to the crim­i­nal thugs, liars, thieves, and pro­pa­gan­dists who oper­ate the Hi-Desert Star newspaper…that killing off the Joshua Trees is sim­ply a mat­ter of controversy…not ecocide.

Kill a thou­sand native Joshua Trees for money = Devel­oper wor­thy of riches and rewards.

Try to save one native Joshua Tree = Envi­ron­men­tal ter­ror­ist sub­ject to arrest, fines and imprisonment.

In ten years, this region will be a ghost town…no water, dilap­i­dated buildings…thousands of dead native Joshua Trees, a few rich Chris­t­ian Repub­li­cans who now live else­where. And all because you let them.

As said before, these are sub-humans with­out any con­nec­tion to the land, other peo­ple, to life, or even them­selves. They are sim­ply uncon­scious, igno­rant, lying, vio­lent, self-imprisoned cow­ards, thugs, crim­i­nals and killers; toilets that eat what­ever shit they’re fed and then say, “Hallelujah…Our mas­ters are rich and we’re pure white and going to heaven.”

To them, there’s no dif­fer­ence: Chero­kees, African-Americans, Philip­pines, Viet­namese, Nicaraguans, Mexican-Americans, Iraqis, Joshua Trees, the Arc­tic, fish­eries, rivers…just as long as they can kill them, lynch them, tor­ture them, rape them, pol­lute them to death and take their stuff…their god smiles and blesses them with what­ever riches they can rob, steal, plun­der or murder.

These peo­ple are flat-out racist pig-shit. They can­not com­pre­hend life beyond their skin. They lack the brain chem­istry nec­es­sary to be part of the human race. They are a sub-specie that run on fear, hatred and vio­lence only. They are cave crea­tures. Nean­derthals. They belong in zoos.

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Two Photos: Civil Society vs. White Racist Terrorism

Civil Soci­ety

Frank­furt, Ger­many Police join protesters.

http://humansarefree.com/2012/05/german-police-removed-helmets-and.html

http://humansarefree.com/2012/05/german-police-removed-helmets-and.html

Below: America’s White Racist Pig-shit Ter­ror­ism At Work

(Or, what the ass­holes call: defend­ing peace, lib­erty and freedom)

Joshua Lott/Reuters/The Atlantic (http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2015/03/ferguson-as-a-criminal-conspiracy-against-its-black-residents-michael-brown-department-of-justice-report/386887/)

Joshua Lott/Reuters/The Atlantic
(http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2015/03/ferguson-as-a-criminal-conspiracy-against-its-black-residents-michael-brown-department-of-justice-report/386887/)

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