Monday, January 23, 2023

Quote of the day - Stupidity of American Voters

Makes you wonder what the heck is wrong with the people of Long Island who elected such a person (George Santos) to represent them? A running theme on this list which I take responsibility for keeping alive is the stupidity of the American voters. Allowing uninformed people to vote is the major flaw in democracy which the founding fathers were well aware of and took steps to try to mitigate. And then there is the media....


Sunday, January 22, 2023

Has the society envisioned in The Handmaid's Tale has become real in some states in the United States?

With the Dobbs decision by the US Supreme Court have some states in the United States taken a step closer to the society envisioned in Margaret Atwood's novel, The Handmaid's Tale?


Tuesday, January 3, 2023

American corporations will pay for abortions but not parental leave and benefits.


Policies at most American corporations are not family friendly.

People may want to consider who they work for and from what companies they buy their products and services if they are concerned about families.

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Housing First programs work.

During the last decade, Houston, the nation’s fourth most populous city, has moved more than 25,000 homeless people directly into apartments and houses. The overwhelming majority of them have remained housed after two years. The number of people deemed homeless in the Houston region has been cut by 63 percent since 2011, according to the latest numbers from local officials. Even judging by the more modest metrics registered in a 2020 federal report, Houston did more than twice as well as the rest of the country at reducing homelessness over the previous decade. Ten years ago, homeless veterans, one of the categories that the federal government tracks, waited 720 days and had to navigate 76 bureaucratic steps to get from the street into permanent housing with support from social service counselors. Today, a streamlined process means the wait for housing is 32 days.

As a society we know how to eliminate homelessness. The problem is the political will and the organizational skill to align the elements of the system to provide this outcome.

Eliminating homelessness improves the quality of lives of the individuals who gain a stable residence, their communities in which they reside, and our society as a whole which cares for those with few resources.

Tell others about housing first programs and support them.

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