Camp Hope, the largest homeless camp in the state of Washington, is taking a financial toll on the city of Spokane. After nine months of the encampment being up, it’s cost taxpayers over $400,000 so far.
So, the beat goes on, as we see those in these camps as only the tip of the iceberg. I am in a rural county, on the Pacific Coast, and these out of towners are buying up beach-view property at $400K just for the sand, and then, a $1.4 million (minimum) house that should be, well, $260 K anywhere else.
Hotels galore. Restaurants. Even a national high end Oregon Coast Aquarium. Pelican Brewry and then Rogue Beer and Whiskey and a lot of joints selling crab cakes, halibut and any number of other seafood delicacies. A county with 11 schools, and a couple of hospitals (Samaritan, Lincoln City and Newport).
Oh yeah, the Price Parade.
But there is that underbelly — people can’t afford to live here making $15 an hour, or even $20. The medical staff rent hotels and do three-day shifts and then head back to the main hospital complex of Samaratin in Corvallis.
No one to sous chef, no one to wait tables, no one to strip hotel bedding, no one to, well, teach the kids. There is a teacher shortage, and a substitute instructor shortage. Even the bus drivers have to be imported and put up in hotels.
This is the reality of this despicable country, USA. Every dime I spend on taxes, I feel the bile purcolate up since the taxes are going for, well, trips to the UK for the burial of that queen (flags halfmast for her?). How many demented democrats will be there for photo ops? And at taxpayer expense? And, then each penny of mine given to the racist, fascist regime of Morty ZioLensky (just a nickname, since he is a public figure with a few dozen millions or more in the bank, so, he can take it), it’s awonder I haven’t gone the proverbial “postal.” Imagine, we have water issues in this country, we have a need for $12,000 eletrcial transformers (they were $2K just three years ago). We have private ambulance service here. If I were to be on my bicycle and rammed by a forty-four magnum RV with Tesla in tow, my life flight (if there were even solid pieces of me left) would be in the tens of thousands. No dental clinics, and again, we have visiting doctors and specialists. Some of the medical work we have to go through we have to find transportation a few hours away to Corvallis or Salem or Eugene.
Lovely to read these pieces: “Ukraine Is the New Israel” (source); “Ukraine Seeks F16s, Patriot Missiles, & Leopard Tanks – Russian Ops in Ukraine” (source); “Ukraine: The CIA’s 75-year-old Proxy” (source)
“Zelensky rings New York Stock Exchange bell as Euro dips below dollar”
Here, an even more pathetic and sick game of Morty and Company: “Zelensky Will Request More Weapons Directly at Conference With Top US Arms Makers” (sources) It takes a pot smoking comic to highlight this:
Western support for the Ukrainian war effort will have long-lasting consequences for U.S. foreign policy in the world. The impact will most certainly be felt in the Middle East region and especially in Israel.
But the U.S. and NATO’s generous economic and military aid for Ukraine’s war effort must be making Israel nervous.
Unlike Gulf regimes, which merely buy Western protection, Israel is dependent on U.S. military largesse for its salvation. Ukraine is today the ultimate Western cause: never has any state received such military aid from the West and no state has so galvanized Western public opinion. (Notice Western media’s disregard for the opinion of the people and governments of Africa, Asia and Latin America, who do not support the sanctions against Russia. Only Westerners’ opinions seem to count).
To be sure, Israel has since its inception received tremendous coverage and support from the West — and still does in the wake of World War II and the founding of the state of Israel atop the Palestinian homeland. Since then the U.S. — among other Western countries — has armed and financed Israel’s offensive wars.
Oh, the money money money wasted on these perversions, and here, another piece about why I have always hated the Ukraine under Nuland-Kagan-Biden-Obama Coup: “NATO-Backed Atlantic Council Proposed Apartheid Israel as a Blueprint for a Hyper-Militarized Ukraine” (source)
Just forty days after Russia’s military campaign began inside Ukraine, Ukrainian President Vlodymyr Zelensky told reporters that in the future, his country would be like “a big Israel.” The following day, one of Israel’s top promoters in the Democratic Party published an op-ed in NATO’s official think tank exploring how that could be executed.
Zelensky made his prediction while speaking to reporters on April 5, rejecting the idea that Kiev would remain neutral in future conflicts between NATO, the European Union, and Russia. According to Zelensky, his country would never be like Switzerland (which coincidentally abandoned its Napoleon-era tradition of nonalignment by sanctioning Russia in response to its February invasion).
“We cannot talk about ‘Switzerland of the future,’” the president informed reporters. “But we will definitely become a ‘big Israel’ with its own face.”
For those wondering what a “big Israel” would actually look like, Zelensky quickly elaborated on his disturbing prophecy.
“We will not be surprised that we will have representatives of the Armed Forces or the National Guard in all institutions, supermarkets, cinemas — there will be people with weapons,” Ukraine’s president said, predicting a bleak existence for his citizens. “I am sure that our security issue will be number one in the next ten years.”
Though the web post was based on comments Zelensky made to reporters, the president’s office mysteriously excised a section of his remarks in which he declared a future Ukraine would not be “absolutely liberal, European.” Instead, along with his vision for a heavily militarized Ukraine, the post emphasized Zelensky’s readiness to join NATO “already tomorrow.”
Oh. So, $100 billion to Ukraine, for, well, the new Israel. Of course, we can’t forget that Morty ZioLensky is a good good friend of Israel, and his billionaire buddies are dual Ukraine and Israel citizens (sic). Israel will have a big hand in Ukraine, if Russia is defeated. Imagine that, a country with wheat, resources, and a few million goyim used to test weapons (cannon fodder) and drugs (30-plus bioweapons plants thus far) and digital currency and total awareness of the human person, 24/7 surveillence, total control of mind, body, thoughts, travel, and, well family planning. You think this is just poking fun at things? Research the connections Israel will and has made to Ukraine.
If this insanity by mainstream press, by Republicans and by Democrats is not recognized even by the so-called socialists, then, this USA has effectively drunk the Morty Zio-Lensky Kool-Aid (Johnstown, here we come):
Yet, my old haunt, Spokane, is dealing with homelessness — not necessarily the houseless population in this county looking for work, but not finding affordable housing. I am talking about folks I have worked with for years as a social services specialists. Trauma, one two many significant life tragedies or slippages, substance reliance, broken families or non at all at birth, failed education, policing, social work systems. Tens of millions in the country that have a felony,, have unresolved depression, have a slew of physical, psychological, spiritual and adulting problems.
In Spokane, there is a Camp Hope, which is just a spit of land with tents and broke RVs, where down-in-their-luck folk can stay for a while. Yep, violence, rapes, thefts, complete human breakdown.
The war zone is in each person’s head, and the battles they face are daily, in the dozens. Of course, the politicians and business owners and the homeowners want this camp to end. The garbage and security (cops and then private security) have cost the City $400,000.
“The reason they’re still in the camp and their biggest obstacle for getting out is no life skills,” said Maurice Smith, a homeless advocate.
So for now, they’re stuck, all 600 of them, each with a unique story, in a community that’s growing bigger by the day.
“I would like to get housing and get my own place to get me out of here,” Chavez said.
Seventy-seven percent of people say what got them into Camp Hope were family issues followed by loss of income. So, where would they go if they don’t want to go to a shelter, and if or when this camp is cleared?
According to a new survey, every single one of them would go to a tiny home, something the city and county don’t offer. (source)
Yeah, every penny, every second of publicity and vapid propaganda expelled on Morty ZioZ and his regime and the lies of Morty being a hero and Russians being the monsters, all of those pennies from heaven (US taxpayer) for food, salaries, for boots, for publicity campaigns, every penny, I wish tens of million pro-war Americans would choke on.
Is there a housing crisis? Is there a substance abuse crisis? Is there a health crisis (healthy boys and girls with myocarditis after the bio-weapon phase three innoculation? Are there nurses wanting to unionize (we have two hospitals, Lincoln City and Newport, less than 25 miles apart, but Newport is unionized and Lincoln City nurses are attempting to unionize)? More and more young men are dying of 40-hour straight on a fishing boat, and then, bam, dead in the shower (meth is a big promoter of 40-hoiur straight world’s most dangerous catch!
Of course, the housing crisis, the medical crisis, the homeless crisis, the debt crisis, the health crisis, the education crisis, the sewage-bad water-terrrile air-rotten food-shitty public transportation crises all can be solved.
Just get the capitalists out of the way. Bye-bye J.P Morgan Chase, bye-bye Gates, bye-bye Warren Buffet. Bye-bye Biden and Trump and TV News and Holly-dirt and the COMPLEX, not the Matrix — chemical company-oil company-banking-insurance-finace-prison-pharma-AI-VR-digital-media-law-arms-military-judicial-surveillance COMPLEX.
Teach the bloody kids that they can join together. Teach the kids how to squat. Teach the kids first responder skills. Teach the kids how to build, duh, tiny homes, and hoe a garden, and put up preserves. Teach the children how to read, how to HACK the system. Teach them at home, if you have to. Teach them that the American Dream is a Nightmare, yohow t he kid. Teach them that a requiem for a dream is the reality the COMPLEX is heading them toward:
Messy, man, trying to be human and humane. You can’t feed homeless folk sandwiches and bottled water without the Pigs coming at you with batons and tasers and Glocks.
Sickness prevails in these Un-United Snakes of Amnesia:
[Volunteers with Tampa Food Not Bombs are defiant as police have decided to enforce an ordinance that prohibits them from feeding homeless people in a park without a permit. ]
Look hard at the chubby white woman, the Pig-Cop in Tampa. This is what the Little Eichmann looks like. This is what the snitch of Germany looks like. This is the normalization of insanity looks like. The police are not here for US, that has been made clear. Do you need a thousand George Floyd captured i-Phone murders by pig to prove that? Just this shows it all. Feeding people is illegal.
Leave No Trace, a movie about a veteran and his daughter living in there own version of home. These camps bulldozed over by forest rangers and cops.
I lived in Estacada, where the film is partially set. And, I worked with several organizations going into Oregon’s woods and forests looking for veterans (many vets want solitude, in the woods with dog and extended tribal family, and no cops, officials, and noise from cities. You know, PTSD infused humanity from war, or just the war of being in boot camp and abused in the US military.
Sort of getting their techniques from Apartheid Occupied Palestine?
Oh, these monsters:
Dehumanizing us, the people, the 80 Percent, and even the upper 20 percent, as many of the protestors in the USA are in the 20 Percent Category of Wealth, and they too get yanked, spit upon, hog-tied, and neck kneed and face sucker punched by the pigs, trained by well, Israel, in some cases (the Seattle and Portland pigs I dealt with were trained over there, and sometimes the thugs from Occupied Palestine, the Zionist Murderers, they come on over to train our Goyim Guys and Gals in the PD.
So how difficult is it to buy up land, dig a well, get communities gathered around agriculture, mental and physical health healing, and to do the work of building micro-homes? Oh, darn, read this piece — my piece — Dissident Voice: “All the World’s a Stage … Except in our Own Backyards! . . . . All it takes is a cool seven million smackeroos to build that field of dreams”!
A dream of two hundred acres, gone, gone and sold to a developer. Kids should have been put at the front of this:
Students at FutureForward at Washington Square are building the first of five tiny homes to house young people that are aging out of the foster care system and have nowhere else to go. When children age out of foster care, they become ineligible to receive state assistance with housing, food and medical care under the foster care system, leaving them at risk for homelessness.
Watch the video here!
The solutions are there — end this sick political system. End the sick media system. End the military. This is disaster after another for young and old to have to endure under Biden:
So unlike Ukraine, to be clear, sir, US forces, US men and women would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion?” the interviewer Scott Pelley asked again.
“Yes,” reiterated Biden.
How much collective trauma can the Kool-Aid drinkers take, and their offspring, and their students, and their neighbors? How much of this piled upon piles of trauma can this country take?
So, Camp Hope isn’t old Hope, Arkansas, where Bill arose from? There is no si se puede or MAGA or Putting People First , Kinder, Gentler Nation, Prosperity and Progress, Let America Be America Again, Reform, prosperity and peace, Stick it to the man by voting for a woman, Build Back Better (look at the marketing crap from presidential campaigns!)