Report: 21 US Cities Restrict Sharing Food with Homeless People - by F. Kaskais

Franco Folini (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Franco Folini (CC BY-SA 2.0)

By Good German

Happy goddamned holidays. Deepashri Varadharajan writes at Al Jazeera America:

In the United States, 21 cities have restricted sharing food with homeless people through legislation or community pressure since January 2013, and about 10 other cities are in the process of doing so, the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) said in a report released Monday.

“One of the most narrow-minded ideas when it comes to homelessness and food-sharing is that sharing food with people in need enables them to remain homeless,” the report said.

The report was released a day before Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was set to vote “on the city’s third ordinance this year that will target the life-sustaining activities of people experiencing homelessness,” the NCH said in a news release.

“If the biggest crimes we had to worry about in this country were sitting, sleeping (in public places)…

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African Road Rage

Funny and Interesting Stuff People Have Sent Me

Now aren’t you glad we won’t experience this on our roads??????

These photos are from Thursday, Feb. 17 by someone from Centurion in Pilanesberg game reserve, South Africa .

The guy in the white Volkswagen was trying to get past the elephant.
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Road rage, it affects us all

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They Walk Among US!

Funny and Interesting Stuff People Have Sent Me

Some guy bought a new fridge for his house.
To get rid of his old fridge, he put it in his front yard and hung a
sign on it saying: ‘Free to good home. You want it, you take it.’ For three days the fridge sat there without anyone looking twice. He eventually decided that people were too mistrustful of this deal. So he changed the sign to read: ‘Fridge for sale $50.’ The next day someone stole it!
 They walk amongst us! and vote
*One day I was walking down the beach with
Some friends when someone shouted…..’Look at that dead bird!’ Someone looked up at the sky and said…’where?’
 They walk among us! And vote
 While looking at a house, my brother asked the
Real Estate agent which direction was north because he didn’t want the sun waking him up…

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Fort Lauderdale: Stop Punishing People for Feeding Those Who Are Homeless!

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Wisconsin DNR Hints that Statewide Kill Quota Will Be Ignored and Season Will Not Close

Our Wisconsin, Our Wildlife

Courtesy: Joseph Ogrodnik Courtesy: Joseph Ogrodnik

As we pointed out earlier this week something very fishy is going on with the Wisconsin DNR and our wolf population. The silence of the DNR told us that as usual something nefarious was going on behind the scenes and that indeed appears to be the case. When the Wisconsin DNR and their anti-wolf group stacked sham “Wolf Advisor Committee” met earlier this year a statewide kill quota of 150 wolves was agreed upon by a majority of the group. Suspiciously as of today the DNR report 146 wolves “legally” killed. This number does not include the vast number of wolves killed illegally. Now there comes word that the Wisconsin DNR and their real estate developer turned political appointee secretary, Cathy Stepp, may ignore the 150 kill quota and allow the kill season to continue far beyond that number.

The situation has created a quandary for Cathy…

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HELP NOW: Sanctuary NOT zoo for Bamboo and Chai

Exposing the Big Game

Woodland Park Zoo just announced it will be closing the elephant exhibit permanently.  That’s the good news.  Unfortunately the Zoo wants to send Bamboo and Chai to another zoo.  This is patently unacceptable.
Bamboo and Chai need the peace, autonomy, and space that no zoo can provide
Bamboo and Chai need your help to get to PAWS sanctuary

Woodland Park Zoo has clearly shown that they don’t make good decisions on behalf of the elephants:  Poor Chai was artificially inseminated 112 times.  The zoo didn’t monitor Watoto even though she was lame or call in the fire department to help raise her. She is now dead.  And see below how Woodland Park Zoo condemned poor Sri to a torturous life. If Bamboo and Chai are sent to a zoo, we lose control and they could be moved . . . again . . .  and again.  Please ask Seattle’s Mayor…

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Oil prices keep plummeting as OPEC starts a price war with the US

Nwo Report

Oil prices have been dropping sharply over the past three months — a huge energy story with major repercussions for dozens of countries, from the United States to Russia to Iran.

But on Friday, prices went into serious free-fall. The reason? OPEC — a cartel of oil producers that includes Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, and Venezuela — had a big meeting in Vienna on November 27. Before the gathering, there was speculation that OPEC countries might cut back on their own oil production in order to prop up prices. But in the end, the cartel couldn’t agree on how to respond and did nothing.

Oil prices promptly nosedived, with the price of Brent crude now hovering around $70 per barrel:

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This marks a big shift in global oil politics. Essentially, OPEC is now engaged in a price war with oil producers in the United States. The cartel will let prices keep falling…

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Americans ‘Feel A Deep Connection To Nature’ But Aren’t Too Worried About Climate Change

Emilio Cogliani

(RNS) Most Americans say they feel a deep connection to the wider world.

But all that spiritual stargazing makes no difference in views about the facts of climate change and global warming, a new survey finds.

Just 5 percent of Americans thought climate change was the most important issue in the U.S. today. And religion was a major dividing point on how much — or how little — they think it’s a matter of concern, according to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute.

“We asked about spiritual measures such as being in awe of the universe, and you might think it would correlate with views about the universe. But, in fact, they have very little relationship,” said Robert Jones, CEO of PRRI, which conducted the survey on U.S. adults’ attitudes toward climate change, environmental policy and science.

The survey found:

  • 70 percent of Americans said they…

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South Africa Turns To New Breed Of Anti-Poaching Crime Fighters

Emilio Cogliani

RUSTENBURG, South Africa (AP) — Venom and Killer. These are members of a furry breed of anti-poaching operatives, dogs that can detect a whiff of hidden rhino horn in a suspect’s vehicle or follow the spoor of armed poachers in South Africa’s besieged wildlife parks.

Dogs are a small part of an increasingly desperate struggle to curb poaching in Africa, where tens of thousands of elephants have been slaughtered in recent years to meet a surging appetite for ivory in Asia, primarily China. In South Africa, poachers have killed more than 1,000 rhinos this year, surpassing the 2013 record. Countries and conservationists are trying more robust patrols and surveillance, community programs and other tactics against criminal gangs that sometimes benefit from official corruption.

As the conflict rages, elite dogs and handlers are drilling at an anti-poaching academy northwest of Johannesburg. The course prepares canine units to find firearms or contraband…

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