In ‘The Land of the Free’, “You’re Likely Committing a Crime Right Now”

Image: http://www.azquotes.com "We are a Nation of Laws" (And the sheep-to-slaughter cried out, "Amen! Hallelujah!") So how does this over-stated, obnoxious proclamation coincide with this: "America, the Land of the Free"? How in the hell can any individual be free in "a nation of laws", when man-made laws were created for the distinct purpose of … Continue reading In ‘The Land of the Free’, “You’re Likely Committing a Crime Right Now”

“Private Disaster Relief in Louisiana Outperforms the Government — Lives and Property Saved”

Image: http://www.activistpost.com While the federal government was giving anti-discrimination lectures to flood victims, reports Boyd, the Cajun Navy was rescuing people of all races. Louisiana has come together like never before... As government scrambles to manage public relations, the recovery and aid are well under way — thanks to the private efforts of non-government entities. … Continue reading “Private Disaster Relief in Louisiana Outperforms the Government — Lives and Property Saved”

“Children of the American Police State: Just Another Brick in the Wall”

Image: http://www.thedailysheeple.com Welcome to childhood in this totalitarian, Big Brother menagerie referred to as "the land of the free". Parents, are you concerned about all those main-stream-media pandered pedophiles supposedly lurking behind every tree in your neighborhood? Well, if I were you, I would be more concerned about a true threat to your children: there … Continue reading “Children of the American Police State: Just Another Brick in the Wall”

Invisible No Longer: Chicago’s Homeless

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Street Life: Faces Uncovered

By Neal Karski, George Min, Tyler Dubiak and Scott Hilburn (2016)

Film Review

Street Life is a portrait of the Chicago’s homeless population. It begins by demolishing the myth that homelessness is a lifestyle choice. In addition to a wealth of statistics, the documentary includes interviews with homeless Chicagoans, social service workers, homeless advocates and random passersby. I found it intriguing that none of the women interviewed blamed the homeless for their predicament – while more than half the men did.

On any given night 750,000 Americans are homeless, and yearly 25-35 million spend some nights on the streets or in shelters. Worldwide 100 million people have no housing at all while one billion have grossly inadequate housing. Last year, over a million American children were homeless at some point.

In examining the causes of chronic homelessness, filmmakers identified the following breakdown (in Chicago):

  • 48% suffer…

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Top 10 Reasons to Join a CSA — You must support to be supported! — Seek Peace Times

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What is a CSA?  CSA stands for community supported agriculture.  CSAs or “farm shares” are all over the country, and gaining popularity as people get smart about the shenanigans going on with our food supply.  We joined our CSA eight years ago.  At the time, I was so excited because it was very hard to become a member at our farm.  A friend moved, and we bought out her share. Fast forward, there now are at least four other organic or transitional farms that I know of in our small area.  I love when that law of supply and demand kicks in for common good.  Quality food for all!

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