What If I Told You That You Are Living The Same Day Over And Over Again?

What if I told you that YOU are reliving the same day over and over again and you are not even aware of it? A couple of days ago I watched the classic “Groundhog Day” with Bill Murray. I have watched this movie before, maybe 10 years ago, but now I understood it a little better. Despite the great old school comedy, the entertaining story and the amazing presence of Bill, I saw something else. I realized something and I was astonished. Did you know that we are ALL reliving the same day over and over and over again and we are not even aware of it?! I realized that the movie is not a fantasy at all. It is a great, powerful analogy of life, time and growth. It precisely explains how time works and how we work through time. It precisely explains how we grow and how […] Read More

It’s now illegal to be homeless, at least in Columbia, South Carolina.

It’s now illegal to be homeless, at least in Columbia, South Carolina.  Homeless people are set to be shipped off to a camp on the outskirts of town – but the kicker is that the shelter only has 250 beds, which are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Once you’re in the camp, there’s no way of leaving, and there’s no room for the other thousand homeless residents left in the city.  Sound too crazy to be true?  Just watch the video. Related articles Life In Prison For $20 of Weed 1952: October – November Sightings

Watch: Cop Slaps Homeless Man in the Face For Entering Public Bus Terminal

A Florida cop has been suspended (with pay) after a video emerged that shows him slapping a homeless man in the face. The cell phone footage shows the officer trying to force the man, identified as Bruce Laclair by the Miami Herald, out of a bus terminal. He grasps Laclair’s arm and pushes him, causing Laclair to lose his balance and fall to the ground, hard. Laclair says (somewhat understandably) “fuck you” to the cop, who spits out, “Relax. I am telling you right now what’s going to happen. I’m escorting you out right now. You are not going to go pee. You are not supposed to be here.” As Laclair tries to argue the officer slaps him so hard across the face he falls to the ground again (see the video below). The newspaper reports that Laclair was arrested for trespassing. It’s not clear how he managed to pull off trespassing at a bus […] Read More

10 Shocking and Wildly Depressing Facts About Being Homeless in Uncaring America

The figures are both staggering and sobering. Three True Stories Renee Delisle was one of over 3500 homeless people in Santa Cruz when she found out she was pregnant. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported she was turned away from a shelter because they did not have space for her. While other homeless people slept in cars or under culverts, Renee ended up living in an abandoned elevator shaft until her water broke. Jerome Murdough, 56, a homeless former Marine, was arrested for trespass in New York because he was found sleeping in a public housing stairwell on a cold night. The New York Times reported that one week later, Jerome died of hypothermia in a jail cell heated to over 100 degrees. Paula Corb and her two daughters lost their home and have lived in their minivan for four years. They did laundry in a church annex, went to […] Read More

Over 100,000 Homeless People Have Been Moved Into Homes & It Isn’t Stopping There! One Of The Most Profound Movements Ever!

Whether you live in a major metropolis or a small town, chances are you’ve seen homeless people sleeping or wandering the streets at some point. On those cold and ruthless winter nights I can’t help but feel compassion and misery for anyone who doesn’t have warm food, clothing, or a bed to help ease the sub-zero temperatures. In Canada alone it is estimated that at least 200,000 experience homelessness in a year. This number is substantiated by an even larger number of homeless people in the United States, coming in at an unsettling 1.7 million. One can’t help but ask ourselves the daunting question, “what can I do to help?” A Backwards Solution Enter 100k Homes. Sparked by the belief that conventional homelessness interventions were not working efficiently enough, 100k Homes is bringing a backwards-considered approach to solving the homelessness crisis. For years, homeless service providers worked to offer medical […] Read More

“Feeding The Homeless” Is A Crime In Increasingly More US Cities

Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog, Have you ever given food to a homeless person?  Well, if you do it again in the future it might be a criminal act depending on where you live.  Right now, there are dozens of major U.S. cities that have already passed laws against feeding the homeless.  As you will read about below, in some areas of the country you can actually be fined hundreds of dollars for just trying to give food to a hungry person.  I know that sounds absolutely insane, but this is what America is turning into.  Communities all over the country are attempting to “clean up the streets” by making it virtually illegal to either be homeless or to help those that are homeless.  Instead of spending more money on programs to assist the homeless, local governments are bulldozing tent cities and giving homeless people […] Read More

2012: Where have the homeless gone?

The city, it turns out, has absolutely no idea By Rachel Brahinsky To read the headlines in the San Francisco Chronicle a few weeks back, you’d think Mayor Gavin Newsom‘s homeless policies have just about solved the problems of the city’s street people. Thanks to new services and housing, Newsom’s latest count showed the city hosting nearly 3,000 fewer homeless than in 2002. Newsom credited the shift to his programs, including Care Not Cash, and the administration’s “housing first” policy. It’s true that about 700 homeless people have been given housing through Care Not Cash, which is unquestionably a good thing. But since it began, more than 1,000 others have disappeared from its welfare rolls – and the Department of Human Services, which administers the program, has no idea where they’ve gone. At least that’s what was indicated in DHS‘s response to a recent Bay Guardian public records request, […] Read More