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Thomas Armstrong
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SNR article meanders in the midst of treating homeless people badly
Cover of  7/13/17 SNR An article about homeless folk in the July 15 Sacramento
News & Review is a big, bad mess of a thing that doesn’t even seem to have
any kind of point it wants to make. It is written by longtime SNR writer on
matters homeless, Raheem F....

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A couple of quotes, one from Einstein and the other from Dave -- or brother Glenn -- of Dave's Killer Bread
Three quotes came at me and I liked them so much I've determined I must share them. The first is the beginning of something written by Albert Einstein that comes to me from a short podcast episode from 60-second science. It goes thus, Striving for social ju...

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A couple of quotes, one from Einstein and the other from Dave -- or brother Glenn -- of Dave's Killer Bread
A couple quotes came at me and I liked them so much I've determined I must share them. The first is the beginning of something said by Albert Einstein that comes to me from a short podcast episode from 60-second science. It goes thus, Striving for social ju...

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Latest from the Bee: Downtown is on Edge
An article in the June 28, 2017, Bee is quite disturbing. It's title is "'Rash of violent and aggressive behavior' has downtown on edge." The reporter who wrote the piece is the Bee's best, Ryan Lillis. Of course, the bad behavior is attributed to homeless ...

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Homeless guy sleeping on the sidewalk
The man was sound asleep on the sidewalk, just up from
the Rite Aid on K Street in downtown Sacramento. I took a quick picture of a man sleeping on the sidewalk when I walked past him on 9th Street, just up from Rite Aid, downtown. It was a very hot day, in...

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The desperate Bee's bullshit story about homeless people at Central branch
I think the
Bee has determined that the only way that it might survive terrible financial
decisions it has made in recent years is to go full-bore elitist, throwing its
weight – its light weight – in with Piglet, the Arena, and making the public
fund the Ki...

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The desperate Bee's bullshit story about homeless people at Central branch
I think the
Bee has determined that the only way that it might survive terrible financial
decisions it has made in recent years is to go full-bore elitist, throwing its
weight – its light weight – in with Piglet, the Arena, and making the public
fund the Ki...

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Poverty isn't a Lack of Character
Ted Talk by Rutger Bregman, given in April in Vancouver.

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The thing that distinguishes our species from others is only this: We Contemplate the Future
Scientists have come to learn something important and fundamental about our species. Unlike other animals, we cogitate on what our future might be. In an opinion piece in the current New York Times issue of its Sunday Review [for 5/21/17],  " We aren't buil...

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A little respect for the perceived "enemy."
I think that I am solidly in favor of homeless people in Sacramento having much, much better lives. But, there are some people who lay claim to being more, more, more on the side of homeless people than is even possible!  These are the super-animated homele...
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