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Daily Digest 11/6 - Homelessness Soars On West Coast, Freedom And Central Planning Can Never Coexist

Monday, November 6, 2017, 10:54 AM

Economy

Homelessness soars on West Coast as cities struggle to cope (Adam)

That struggle is not Seattle's alone. A homeless crisis of unprecedented proportions is rocking the West Coast, and its victims are being left behind by the very things that mark the region's success: soaring housing costs, rock-bottom vacancy rates and a roaring economy that waits for no one. All along the coast, elected officials are scrambling for solutions.

Freedom And Central Planning Can Never Coexist (Time2Help)

Governments are run by people, people commonly more flawed and corrupt than the average citizen. Central planners adore the use of government as a means to reign in populations and to compel conformity and “oneness”, but centrally planned systems always revert to a divided structure in which a criminal minority separates itself from the collective in order to rule over that collective.

The elites actions violate the integrity of the engine as they attempt to drive the engine according to their own twisted ideals, leading to disaster and the end of the supposedly safe environment which the central planners had originally claimed was the benefit of central planning. Thus, the central planning model is an inherently self destructive and foolish one."

Texas Shooting: ‘Domestic Situation’ Said to Spur Gunman (jdargis)

“The suspect’s mother-in-law attended this church,” Freeman Martin, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said during a news conference Monday morning. “We know that he had made threatening texts and we can’t go into detail into that domestic situation that is continuing to be vetted and thoroughly investigated.”

“This was not racially motivated, it wasn’t over religious beliefs, it was a domestic situation going on,” Mr. Martin added.

Explore The Politicians in the Paradise Papers (tmn)

This ICIJ database contains information on almost 500,000 offshore entities that are part of the Panama Papers, the Offshore Leaks and the Bahamas Leaks and some from politicians featured in the Paradise Papers investigation. The data covers nearly 40 years up to early 2016 and links to people and companies in more than 200 countries and territories.

The Germans are making contingency plans for the collapse of Europe. Let’s hope we are, too (tmn)

Though the urgent problem is terrorism, the important ones are the decline of consent among populations for the present economic system and high levels of migration. They have begun tearing holes in the fabric of the EU itself – via the Greek crisis of 2015, Brexit and in the standoff between the Polish and Hungarian governments and the European commission.

Americans Are Renouncing Citizenship at a Record Pace (jdargis)

The pace of Americans jumping ship started to accelerate in 2010, when the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca) became law. The act was intended to stem tax evasion of U.S. citizens living or working abroad by basically requiring foreign institutions holding assets for American expats to report those accounts or withhold a 30 percent tax on them.

The Geopolitical Implications Of Renewable Energy (Michael K.)

Imagine this on a larger scale. Think Africa—where 635 million citizens are without any form of modern energy at this time. This lack of scalable, affordable energy that fossil fuels and nuclear energy provide can be construed as a direct correlation for the inherent instability of Africa, its lower economic growth, higher rates of overpopulation and lacking the wherewithal to combat radicalization by groups like ISIS throughout the continent.

2017 'very likely' in top three warmest years on record (jdargis)

This is getting dangerously close to the 1.5 degrees threshold that many island states feel temperatures must be kept under to ensure their survival.

The analysis suggests that 2017 is likely to come in 0.47C warmer than the 1981-2010 average.

Gold & Silver

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mntnhousepermi
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housing on west coast

There needs to be more outreach for the people who are not mentally ill, but also not working so do not need to be housed in that location, to move to less expensive areas. There are many areas of Ca, Oregon, and Washington that have much less expensive rent than Seattle or Portland or the greater SF bay area. The couple living in the RV should move to somewhere were they can rent a room, another part of the state or another part of the country. There are many towns in America with too much housing, not enough work but they arent working anyways, and they could then help that area by paying their rent and buying their food and other needs there in that town that needs more people. The woman who sent her daughter to her inlaws, why not go to that town and see your daughter in person and look for work there, where it would be easier to get a job that can pay rent, and once you are off the streets and on your feet, the child could be likely minded by grandparents while you worked ? Sounds like a win-win. Everyone cannot live in the exact same spot, we need to spread out. And, if you dont have one of the jobs that can pay for housing in those markets, you would be wise to go were you can make it. Our grandparents did that, you can too.

 

( the mentally ill need to have more facilities built that can house them in a safe environment)

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