New York is the only city in the United States to have taken on the legal obligation of providing a bed for anybody who asks for one and has nowhere else to sleep. This came about after advocates for the homeless argued, in a series of lawsuits in the 1970s, that shelter was a fundamental right, not just a social service. To establish this they pointed to an article in the New York State Constitution that implies public responsibility for “the aid, care and support of the needy.” The legal battle culminated in an enforceable consent decree to shelter the homeless—the Callahan decree—that Mayor Ed Koch’s administration voluntarily signed in 1981. Three years later Koch said of the signing, “We made a mistake, and I am the first one to say it.” No one at the time imagined the future extent of homelessness and the enormous municipal effort that would be required to deal with it.
When opportunity dwindles, a natural response—the traditional American instinct—is to strike out for greener pastures. Migrations of the young, ambitious and able-bodied prompted the Dust Bowl exodus to California in the 1930s and the reverse migration of blacks from Northern cities to the South starting in the 1980s.
The latter was founded in 1975 by one Richard Blum of San Francisco. He is a classic crony capitalist who parlayed his contacts in the world of California and national democratic politics — ranging from Jimmy Carter to his wife, Senator Diane Feinstein, into billions of funding from political controlled institutions.
Thus, upwards of $1 billion in capital was supplied to Blum’s fund by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System and the Los Angeles County Employee Retirement System, among others. That Blum served as a long-time regent of the giant University of California System is surely not coincidental.
How to Catch a 147% Gain in 7 Days (Tiffany D.)
The system, designed by analyst Chad Shoop, spent months evaluating 10 years’ worth of earnings reports and stock-price data on every stock in the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100. Eventually, it had the data necessary to forecast significant moves in the wake of earnings reports.
So while many investors lamented over missing a 66% rise in Nvidia over about seven months, this strategy gave users a chance at a 147% gain in a week.
In a paper, which is due to appear in Nature Human Behavior, behavioral economist Daniel J. Benjamin and his 71 co-authors say that a 5-percent chance is too high, and they propose lowering the threshold to 0.5 percent. Values between 0.5 percent and 5 percent could be labeled as “suggestive.” There’s a litany of problems affecting science, but the paper’s authors argue that even if everyone were doing flawless science in a flawless science publication system, the statistical threshold would still be a problem.
His discovery explains why none of the climate models used by the IPCC reflect the evidence of recorded temperatures. The models have failed to predict the pause in global warming which has been going on for 18 years and counting.
“The model architecture was wrong,” he says. “Carbon dioxide causes only minor warming. The climate is largely driven by factors outside our control.”
When a cow in the U.S. tested positive for mad cow disease in 2003, Japan, China, South Korea and Mexico closed their borders to American beef. But this galled Stockton because the animal originally came from Canada — as a NAFTA import. Congress then tried to bolster the nation’s small ranchers by passing the Country-of-Origin Law (COOL), which required disclosing where meat came from, but was forced to repeal it in 2015 after the World Trade Organization deemed it a trade barrier.
“So I am now directing [Undersecretary] Fred Serrano to work on this, because this is under policy and planning. You have to reach out to your counterpart in the DepEd and start working on the proposal to include agriculture subjects in the elementary and high school levels of the Philippine education system,” he said in a mix of English and Filipino.
As far as the K to 12 curriculum is concerned, at least senior high school’s technical-vocational-livelihood track already has specializations on agri-fishery.
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