Home Free?

By James Surowiecki
In 2005, Utah set out to fix a problem that’s often thought of as unfixable: chronic homelessness. The state had almost two thousand chronically homeless people. Most of them had mental-health or substance-abuse issues, or both. At the time, the standard approach was to try to make homeless people “housing ready”: first, you got people into shelters or halfway houses and put them into treatment; only when they made progress could they get a chance at permanent housing. Utah, though, embraced a different strategy, called Housing First: it started by just giving the homeless homes.

Handing mentally ill substance abusers the keys to a new place may sound like an example of wasteful government spending. But it turned out to be the opposite: over time, Housing First has saved the government money. Homeless people are not cheap to take care of. The cost of shelters, emergency-room visits, ambulances, police, and so on quickly piles up. Lloyd Pendleton, the director of Utah’s Homeless Task Force, told me of one individual whose care one year cost nearly a million dollars, and said that, with the traditional approach, the average chronically homeless person used to cost Salt Lake City more than twenty thousand dollars a year. Putting someone into permanent housing costs the state just eight thousand dollars, and that’s after you include the cost of the case managers who work with the formerly homeless to help them adjust. The same is true elsewhere. A Colorado study found that the average homeless person cost the state forty-three thousand dollars a year, while housing that person would cost just seventeen thousand dollars.

via Give the Homeless Homes | The New Yorker

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Love Transforms Everything it Touches until Nothing Remains but Love

Dog Poet Transmitting…….

Yes… the Oceana/East Asia assembly line, false news production centers, are brimming with reconstituted freeze-dried fecal ink of both the real and virtual kind, in both the literal and metaphorical sense. It’s an interesting dichotomy, or irony, as you prefer, that although the smell has been chemically removed, or deodorized, it still stinks so bad that you either have to leave the room or change the channel or web-page at regular intervals to avoid Uncontrollable Retching Syndrome.

We went into that particular file drawer this morning; “Things that are true and unassailably so” and pulled out the folder that contains the names and genetic markers of the ones who own the media and it’s the same as it is every day. These organized Satanists are a single arm of the globoctopus vampire squid that represents the investment portfolio of the international banker consortium that thinks they run the show down here. Everything you are hearing about Syria is designed for public consumption by them. They were also the principal financiers and architects of the destruction of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, The Ukraine (this admitted to by Victoria Neuland) and just about every country in recent memory that has been the staging ground for ritual mass murder, dedicated to the blood currency deity that they worship. They were the ones that orchestrated 9/11 as well and this is also in that same file. There are duplicates of all of these items in another file that is headed, “Shit we know about but nobody does anything about.” Duplicates are also in another file that is headed, “In God’s hands.”

via Smoking Mirrors | Love Transforms Everything it Touches until Nothing Remains but Love.

Some Words of Comfort for Those in Doubt.

Dog Poet Transmitting…….

It is a tad disturbing to hear from a certain percentage of people how screwed we all are. I’m one of those people who reflexively avoid coming to such a conclusion until after the fact (grin). I’m reluctant to even come to that conclusion after the fact, given that it could have only been a bad dream; I might not have been the one dreaming it or… it is a step in a phase where the transits at any given arrangement do not reflect the ultimate outcome.

I suppose there are kinds and types of optimists and pessimists and I suspect they practice or experience that perspective according to degrees of the same. Here’s an interesting thought, ‘how could someone be out to get me if they don’t know who I am in the first place?’ How could someone be out to get me where the only important feature is whether they have permission?

What seem to be bad events and what seems to be good events, take place every day. It’s a given now that very often we misread the situation in both cases. Let’s say that we lose something to which we were greatly attached and it grieves us greatly. The truth emerges that this item, or whatever it may be, was draining the life out of us, was bringing ancillary conditions into our lives that we hadn’t even associated with it previously and they… are now also gone. The same can be said about anything we read a certain way because we are (for the moment… or until now) inclined to do so due to being the way we are. The way we are does not assure that we will see things as they are. We see them the way we want to see them or the way we are compelled through programming, or influences unknown to us, to see them.

via Smoking Mirrors | Some Words of Comfort for Those in Doubt.

Putin backs extending free land giveaway all across Russia

Vladimir Putin has backed the idea of expanding a program that offers citizens a free hectare of land in Russia’s Far East to all of the country’s regions. The Russian president made the comment during one of his annual Q&A sessions on Thursday.

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An evening fog and fire smoke over Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky. © Alexandr Piragis Tens of thousands of Russians claim free land in Far East

When asked whether the free land program in Russia’s Far East could be expanded to other regions, Putin answered “there is enough land in Russia. Forty-three million hectares of farmland alone are not used for their intended purpose. These are huge, just huge land reserves.”

However, the president stressed that the program in the Far East should be realized first.

Under the Russian version of the Homestead Act, every citizen can get a free hectare of land in the Far East, if they are willing to put it to good use. Within the first year, the recipients must declare how they want to use the land, and, in three years, must report on how it is being developed. After five years, the land can be sold or leased.

Some 93,000 applications have been received since the program was launched in June of last year and nearly 20,000 of those have been approved.

The regions with free land on offer include Yakutia, Kamchatka, Chukotka, Primorye, Khabarovsk, Amur, Magadan, and Sakhalin, as well as the Jewish Autonomous Region. The land can be used for any lawful purpose, but the new owners cannot rent, sell, or give the land away for five years.

via Putin backs extending free land giveaway all across Russia — RT Business

There Comes a Time in Every Life when Life May Come Alive.

Dog Poet Transmitting…….

Greetings and salutations my friends. We are now thousands of miles from where we were, in the land of mostly perpetual sunlight and triple digit temperatures but… it’s dry heat and very easy to deal with. It’s a new game board in this location and much more Trumpville than psychopathic liberal soul rot territory. It’s a hard call as to which state of mind is more pernicious, given that the international banker control demons are seemingly running the show from both ends toward a non existent middle. It can be very hard on us to stay faithful, determined and filled with certitude at this time but… otherwise, despair is your roommate and not very good company.

We have received several emails in recent days from readers who are on the edge, concerning what they imagine themselves to be up against, given their interpretation of the experiences they are having. Herein lies the problem across the board. It is what we think is real and what we think is happening that is messing up our minds. I know this because I have been victimized by the same misconceptions for periods of time that… were occasionally disturbed by moments of clarity.

Various readers are really on edge, emotionally and mentally. Those who are not are up against material problems that seem to be coming out of nowhere. Everything comes out of nowhere or… in other words, everything seen, originates in the unseen. This means we can often control what seems to be going on around us by having a conscious relationship with that which is actually in control of everything that seems to be and occasionally is.

via There Comes a Time in Every Life when Life May Come Alive. – Les Visible – The Dog Poet

Russia Joins Hungary And Bans The Rothschilds From The Country

David Vanallen | December 14, 2016 | News

Russia has joined Hungary in banning the Rothschild family to enter the country. The Russian preside, Vladimir Putin issued a total ban on Jacob Rothschild and his family to come into Russian territory. Thus the Rothschild family has been denied access to the country, a decision that comes shortly after Russia cleared its Rothschild debt.

According to a YNW report, the Russian president is taking a firm stand toward destroying the New World Order.

“They do not own the world, and they do not have carte blanch to do whatever they want. If we do not challenge them there will be other issues. We will not be bullied by them.”

It appears that the Russian economy was directly controlled by the Rothschild bank. Since the beginning of his presidency, Vladimir Putin has made it his priority to unite his country socially, spiritually, and economically. He issued an arrest warrant for the Rothschild-backed oligarch, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who made Rothschild, Henry Kissinger and Arthur Hartman directors of the Open Russia foundation.

via Russia Joins Hungary And Bans The Rothschilds From The Country |

Man Repopulated Entire City With Butterflies From His Own Backyard

By Heather Callaghan, Editor

During the day, Tim Wong is all about water life as an aquatic biologist. But when he changes into his cape at the end of his shift, he transforms into an incredible cultivator of butterflies.

Tending to butterflies was his lifelong hobby – who knew that his backyard conservationism would save a population that vanished from San Francisco?

The pipevine swallowtail – with its breathtaking shades of blue, black and green – isn’t officially endangered, although a major concern broke out when the insect suddenly started rapturing out of California as development efforts multiplied. In fact, the swallowtail vanished so entirely from San Francisco, that Wong had to collect caterpillars from private residencies in vegetative areas in order to start his project.

via Man Repopulated Entire City With Butterflies From His Own Backyard