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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-11 04:37 PM
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31. k&r
Rosedale Court today.

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  -In the aftermath of the tornadoes, a post about public housing. GreenPartyVoter  May-08-11 11:42 AM   #0 
  - Thank you! These are facts that all progressives should know by heart.  bobbolink   May-08-11 11:47 AM   #1 
  - It's utterly appalling, really. & it again speaks to the disconnect of compassion in our nation. We  GreenPartyVoter   May-08-11 11:52 AM   #4 
     - You forgot to mention -- St. Thomas replaced by WalMart, now the only supermarket in NOLA.  Leopolds Ghost   May-10-11 01:54 AM   #75 
        - These are great facts. I'm bookmarking them for future use!  GreenPartyVoter   May-10-11 11:20 AM   #83 
  - k&r  uppityperson   May-08-11 11:49 AM   #2 
  - Thank you!  GreenPartyVoter   May-08-11 11:52 AM   #5 
  - K&R !  Overseas   May-08-11 11:51 AM   #3 
  - As of right now there are over a million homeless school children in this country. With every  GreenPartyVoter   May-08-11 11:54 AM   #6 
     - I'm still so stunned by the intensity of their cruelty.  Overseas   May-08-11 03:57 PM   #30 
  - K & R  a la izquierda   May-08-11 11:55 AM   #7 
  - Thank you! Every voice counts!  GreenPartyVoter   May-08-11 11:57 AM   #8 
  - Thanks for writing! Could you also please write to the likes of Rachel and Hartmann and others?  bobbolink   May-08-11 12:04 PM   #9 
  - ****Proposed budget cut to low-income housing: $8.9 BILLION!****  bobbolink   May-08-11 12:10 PM   #10 
  - Terrible, horrible numbers!  GreenPartyVoter   May-08-11 12:48 PM   #19 
  - Most of budget going to demolition? Let's hope that part of the budget is being cut.  Leopolds Ghost   May-10-11 02:02 AM   #76 
  - Excellent, excellent post!  nolabear   May-08-11 12:25 PM   #11 
  - Thank you !  GreenPartyVoter   May-08-11 12:39 PM   #15 
  - And the number of empty homes is comparable to numbers of homeless  Generic Other   May-08-11 12:26 PM   #12 
  - Absolutely! :^(  GreenPartyVoter   May-08-11 12:39 PM   #16 
  - knr n bookmarked. thanks great post!  Zorra   May-08-11 12:32 PM   #13 
  - Thanks! Please share these facts far and wide.  GreenPartyVoter   May-08-11 12:40 PM   #17 
  - K&R.  Chorophyll   May-08-11 12:36 PM   #14 
  - Thanks!  GreenPartyVoter   May-08-11 12:40 PM   #18 
  - Kicked&Recommended...  butterfly77   May-08-11 12:59 PM   #20 
  - Thank you!  GreenPartyVoter   May-08-11 08:10 PM   #41 
  - K&R...  KoKo   May-08-11 01:05 PM   #21 
  - Thanks, KoKo  bobbolink   May-08-11 02:47 PM   #25 
  - I've taken your links & the highlighted portion  xchrom   May-08-11 01:09 PM   # 
  - Thank you so much, xchrom! That is making good use of it!  bobbolink   May-08-11 01:12 PM   #23 
  - Excellent post  malaise   May-08-11 01:09 PM   #22 
  - Thank you!  GreenPartyVoter   May-08-11 10:18 PM   #46 
  - Excellent! Highly Recommend!!! n/t  RKP5637   May-08-11 01:55 PM   #24 
  - Thank you!  GreenPartyVoter   May-08-11 10:43 PM   #49 
  - Great thread  JonLP24   May-08-11 02:50 PM   #26 
  - Thanks!  GreenPartyVoter   May-08-11 07:40 PM   #40 
  - And lots of politician's broken promises ...  mntleo2   May-08-11 02:55 PM   #27 
  - Yes, I have often thought of that concept held by the Native People, but to read it  GreenPartyVoter   May-08-11 10:16 PM   #45 
  - I live in a town of about 30,000 and we've recently lost  xmas74   May-08-11 03:01 PM   #28 
  - It is back to the days of ghettos and pushing poor people out.  bobbolink   May-08-11 03:35 PM   #29 
  - I've spoken out, have brought it to the attention of others.  xmas74   May-08-11 05:33 PM   #33 
  - Yeah lots of prisons here too  mntleo2   May-08-11 05:45 PM   #34 
  - They do need a new jail.  xmas74   May-08-11 06:24 PM   #35 
  - OMG. Thank you so much for trying. So, this is truly an invisible issue.  bobbolink   May-08-11 07:15 PM   #36 
     - Sure.  xmas74   May-08-11 07:22 PM   #37 
  - While I agree with most of what you've posted in this thread - the concept  BR_Parkway   May-09-11 06:25 AM   #53 
  - Its not working ANYWHERE. Just look at NOLA, for one example. PLUS, people from there PLEADED with  bobbolink   May-09-11 01:05 PM   #59 
     - So if neither of these two methods are working, what should the plan  BR_Parkway   May-10-11 05:45 AM   #79 
        - There is plenty being written about it. I would strongly suggest asking NOLA people.  bobbolink   May-10-11 01:13 PM   #85 
           - Do you have any links? I'm really trying to get info that can be put to good  BR_Parkway   May-11-11 06:26 AM   #87 
              - I am sorry... I cannot go on a search for you now. If you are truly interested in it, you can find  bobbolink   May-11-11 11:16 AM   #88 
                 - Without being totally rude, I can't find much when googling "NOLA residents"  BR_Parkway   May-11-11 04:18 PM   #89 
                    - If *I* take the time and effort, why can't YOU? Why am *I* supposed to be an unpaid secretary?  bobbolink   May-11-11 06:19 PM   #90 
                       - Ok forget insinuation - it's become obvious that playing the victim is more  BR_Parkway   May-11-11 08:15 PM   #91 
                          - Call me names all you wish. That shows just how you are treating those you purport to serve.  bobbolink   May-11-11 08:27 PM   #92 
  - Thanks for pointing that out bobbi.  Leopolds Ghost   May-10-11 02:18 AM   #77 
  - I'd say "unbelievable," except that I can believe it all too well.  GreenPartyVoter   May-08-11 10:12 PM   #44 
     - Just a few years ago there were over 1000.  xmas74   May-08-11 10:57 PM   #50 
  - k&r  Syrinx   May-08-11 04:37 PM   #31 
  - Oh, Syrinx! Where does one even begin? Those poor people! Do you know where they are now?  bobbolink   May-08-11 07:23 PM   #38 
     - Many are with family or friends  Syrinx   May-09-11 05:03 AM   #52 
        - I am relieved to hear that most people have somewhere to be! I know that the government  GreenPartyVoter   May-09-11 01:46 PM   #60 
           - HUD secretary Shaun Donovan was in town Monday  Syrinx   May-10-11 06:07 AM   #80 
              - That is a good start. :^)  GreenPartyVoter   May-10-11 11:17 AM   #81 
              - A warning.... This is the kind of thing that was said after Katrina.  bobbolink   May-10-11 01:00 PM   #84 
  - KICK!  Odin2005   May-08-11 05:20 PM   #32 
  - thanks!  GreenPartyVoter   May-09-11 05:04 PM   #67 
  - k&r  Starry Messenger   May-08-11 07:38 PM   #39 
  - Thanks!  GreenPartyVoter   May-09-11 06:10 PM   #68 
  - k&r  madrchsod   May-08-11 09:23 PM   #42 
  - Thanks!  GreenPartyVoter   May-09-11 10:40 PM   #72 
  - Kicking for the evening crowd.  Forkboy   May-08-11 09:41 PM   #43 
  - In Santa Clara County, CA (Silicon Valley), the list has been closed for *six years*.  KamaAina   May-08-11 10:19 PM   #47 
  - And that seems to be the case in many, many cities. I'm so with you on the  GreenPartyVoter   May-08-11 10:24 PM   #48 
  - Thanks for reporting on this. 50,000 on a waiting list. FIFTY THOUSAND needing homes.  bobbolink   May-09-11 10:56 AM   #54 
  - I'm in the field  KamaAina   May-09-11 11:25 AM   #55 
     - Do they get priority if they are already involved with your organization?  bobbolink   May-09-11 11:41 AM   #56 
        - As if!  KamaAina   May-09-11 11:50 AM   #57 
           - I didn't think you did. ^_^ It looks like the necessary skill is how to survive without a place  bobbolink   May-09-11 12:02 PM   #58 
  - If you can get me the figures and a source I would gladly add this fact to the  GreenPartyVoter   May-09-11 01:48 PM   #61 
     - They don't publish the actual figures, for obvious reasons, but...  KamaAina   May-09-11 02:10 PM   #62 
        - The shame of it all just slays me. Ridiculous! Just where are these people supposed to stay in the  GreenPartyVoter   May-09-11 02:15 PM   #63 
        - Anywhere out of sight of rich people  KamaAina   May-09-11 02:35 PM   #64 
           - "Out of sight." yep. That's the crux of it right there. "Go live your miserable little lives where I  GreenPartyVoter   May-09-11 02:49 PM   #65 
        - And you can't get on, because the list is CLOSED.  bobbolink   May-09-11 07:22 PM   #69 
           - One of my coworkers actually does have a Habitat house  KamaAina   May-09-11 10:16 PM   #71 
  - K & R!!!!  AverageJoe   May-09-11 12:54 AM   #51 
  - Thanks!  GreenPartyVoter   May-10-11 10:25 PM   #86 
  - Kick to keep this at the top of the page!!  riderinthestorm   May-09-11 04:01 PM   #66 
  - What do you see as a way to get this country to create the necessary low-income housing?  bobbolink   May-09-11 07:24 PM   #70 
  - ...  Forkboy   May-09-11 11:45 PM   #73 
  - K and R  Quixote1818   May-10-11 01:34 AM   #74 
  - The sad thing is, affluent Dems you meet at the local co-op are on the opposite side of the issue  Leopolds Ghost   May-10-11 02:21 AM   #78 
     - This is very true. I live in a trailer park in a very nice little town, and for  GreenPartyVoter   May-10-11 11:19 AM   #82 
 

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