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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Number Of Homeless Children In America Surges To All - Time High : Report

THIS as Obama throws 3 BILLION in U.S. taxpayer money at "Green Climate Fund" while at the same time pushing for "amnesty" for 4.5 MILLION illegal aliens  

AP VIA HUFFINGTON POST
By David Crary and Lisa Leff
11/17/2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —

The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report that blames the nation's high poverty rate, the lack of affordable housing and the impacts of pervasive domestic violence.


AN ABOMINATION:  Evil holds sway in America
Titled "America's Youngest Outcasts," the report being issued Monday by the National Center on Family Homelessness calculates that nearly 2.5 million American children were homeless at some point in 2013. The number is based on the Department of Education's latest count of 1.3 million homeless children in public schools, supplemented by estimates of homeless pre-school children not counted by the DOE.

The problem is particularly severe in California, which has one-eighth of the U.S. population but accounts for more than one-fifth of the homeless children with a tally of nearly 527,000.


Carmela DeCandia, director of the national center and a co-author of the report, noted that the federal government has made progress in reducing homelessness among veterans and chronically homeless adults.

"The same level of attention and resources has not been targeted to help families and children," she said. "As a society, we're going to pay a high price, in human and economic terms."


THIS, as Obama pushes to grant amnesty to 4.5 MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS automatically giving them Social Security, work permits, welfare benefits; if America cannot provide shelter and food to their own homeless then where is there ANY JUSTIFICATION for allowing illegals entry, amnesty and access to pubic benefits in an already overtaxed system

Child homelessness increased by 8 percent nationally from 2012 to 2013, according to the report, which warned of potentially devastating effects on children's educational, emotional and social development, as well as on their parents' health, employment prospects and parenting abilities.

The report included a composite index ranking the states on the extent of child homelessness, efforts to combat it, and the overall level of child well-being. States with the best scores were Minnesota, Nebraska and Massachusetts. At the bottom were Alabama, Mississippi and California.


California's poor ranking did not surprise Shahera Hyatt, director of the California Homeless Youth Project. The crux of the problem, she said, is the state's high cost of living, coupled with insufficient affordable housing. "People think, 'Of course we are not letting children and families be homeless,' so there's a lot of disbelief," Hyatt said. "California has not invested in this issue."


Hyatt, 29, was homeless on and off throughout adolescence, starting when her parents were evicted when she was in 7th grade. At 15, she and her older brother took off and survived by sleeping in the tool sheds, backyards and basements of acquaintances.

"These terms like 'couch surfing' and 'doubled-up' sound a lot more polite than they are in practice," she said. "For teenagers, it might be exchanging sex for a place to stay or staying someplace that does not feel safe because they are so mired in their day-to-day survival needs."

Near San Francisco, Gina Cooper and her son, then 12, had to vacate their home in 2012 when her wages of under $10 an hour became insufficient to pay the rent. After a few months as nomads, they found shelter and support with Home & Hope, an interfaith program in Burlingame, California, and stayed there five months before Cooper, 44, saved enough to be able to afford housing on her own.




"It was a painful time for my son," Cooper said. "On the way to school, he would be crying, 'I hate this.'"

In mostly affluent Santa Barbara, the Transition House homeless shelter is kept busy with families unable to afford housing of their own. Executive director Kathleen Baushke said that even after her staff gives clients money for security deposits and rent, they go months without finding a place to live.

"Landlords aren't desperate," she said. "They won't put a family of four in a two-bedroom place because they can find a single professional who will take it."


She said neither federal nor state housing assistance nor incentives for developers to create low-income housing have kept pace with demand.

"We need more affordable housing or we need to pay people $25 an hour," she said. "The minimum wage isn't cutting it."


Among the current residents at Transition House are Anthony Flippen, Savannah Austin and their 2-year-old son, Anthony Jr.

Flippen, 28, said he lost his job and turned to Transition House as his unemployment insurance ran out. The couple has been on a list to qualify for subsidized housing since 2008, but they aren't counting on that option and hope to save enough to rent on their own now that Flippen is back at work as an electrician.


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Austin, due to have a second child in December, is grateful for the shelter's support but said its rules had been challenging. With her son in tow, she was expected to vacate the premises each morning by 8 a.m. and not return before 5 p.m.

"I'd go to the park, or drive around," she said. "It was kind of hard."

The new report by the National Center on Family Homelessness — a part of the private, nonprofit American Institutes for Research — says remedies for child homelessness should include an expansion of affordable housing, education and employment opportunities for homeless parents, and specialized services for the many mothers rendered homeless due to domestic violence.

Efforts to obtain more resources to combat child homelessness are complicated by debate over how to quantify it.




The Department of Housing and Urban Development conducts an annual one-day count of homeless people that encompasses shelters, as well as parks, underpasses, vacant lots and other locales. Its latest count, for a single night in January 2013, tallied 610,042 homeless people, including 130,515 children.

Defenders of HUD's method say it's useful in identifying the homeless people most in need of urgent assistance. Critics contend that HUD's method grossly underestimates the extent of child homelessness and results in inadequate resources for local governments to combat it. 


They prefer the Education Department method that includes homeless families who are staying in cheap motels or doubling up temporarily in the homes of friends or relatives. "Fixing the problem starts with adopting an honest definition," said Bruce Lesley, president of the nonprofit First Focus Campaign for Children.


"Right now, these kids are sort of left out there by themselves."

Lesley's group and some allies have endorsed a bill introduced in Congress, with bipartisan sponsorship, that would expand HUD's definition to correlate more closely with that used by the Education Department.

However, the bill doesn't propose any new spending for the hundreds of thousands of children who would be added to the HUD tally.




Shahera Hyatt, of the California Homeless Youth Project, says most of the homeless schoolchildren in her state aren't living in shelters.

"It's often one family living in extreme poverty going to live with another family that was already in extreme poverty," she said. "Kids have slept in closets and kitchens and bathrooms and other parts of the house that have not been meant for sleeping."



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Kerry Tells "Islamic State" U.S. "Not Intimidated"

Drooling, blustering, bloviating traitor swaggers, postures and obfuscates as an American MILITARY VETERAN is murdered by Obama's CIA/ISIS  

DEUTSCHE WELL
11/17/2014

John Kerry has warned the "Islamic State" that "we are not intimidated." The US secretary of state spoke a day after the White House confirmed the death of an American aid worker in an IS beheading video.


Drooling doofus, traitor, MURDERER John Kerry
On Monday, US Secretary of State John Kerry said the brutality of the " Islamic State" (IS) showed that the United States must remain deeply engaged in the Middle East.

In fact, the bulk of Kerry's comments at an annual forum in Washington hosted by the publisher of Foreign Policy magazine sought to underline the case for broad US involvement in the region.

"We have to be deeply engaged - deeply engaged - in this region, because it is directly in the interest of our national security and our economy, and it is also in keeping of who we are," Kerry said on
Monday. 


He added: "The United States does not go in search of enemies in the Middle East. There are times, however, and this is one, when enemies come in search of us."




IS, which controls much of northern Syria and Iraq, has killed three Americans - two journalists and now Abdul-Rahman Kassig, a former US Army Ranger - and two British aid workers in videos made for international media, and hundreds of Arabs with far less fanfare.

The video just released, for example, shows a militant boasting about killing Kassig, who went by the first name Peter until his conversion to Islam in captivity, and also shows IS fighters beheading about 15 Syrian soldiers much more anonymously.




"This conflict is between civilization itself and barbarism," Kerry told the forum in Washington. "If we don't defeat ISIL, there will be no viable future for the Middle East," he added, using an alternative acronym for the group's former name: the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Kerry also defended the US's role in efforts against IS, saying that the group had "become a threat to America's core interests."

"Not Intimidated"

Left unchecked, Kerry said, IS could expand its network worldwide, a stated goal of the group's self-proclaimed caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Already, he added, IS had seized more land and resources "than al Qaeda ever had on its best day of its existence."




IS "leaders assume that the world will be too intimidated to oppose them," Kerry said on Monday. "But let us be clear: We are not intimidated."

Immediately after the speech, Kerry headed to London, where he will hold talks with European and Middle Eastern officials on negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, as well as the international conflict with IS.



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Bird Flu Discovered On Yorkshire Farm

The timing of these simultaneous "outbreaks" cannot be lost on the international public, and cannot be simply dismissed as naturally occurring - because they are NOT:  If DEFRA cannot "confirm" the exact strain, then how in the hell do they know it is NOT H5N1 and why would they expect the public to buy into this ludicrous, juvenile excuse?

RT
11/17/2014

A strain of avian flu has been discovered on a British poultry farm, officials have confirmed. Experts maintain that the risk to public health is “very low.”


The duck breeding farm in Yorkshire was found to be infected with a strain of the deadly disease on November 15.

Officials from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have not confirmed the exact strain, but have ruled out the H5N1 form, which is transmittable to humans. The poultry farm, believed to be in the Driffield area of East Yorkshire, is culling their population of 6,000 ducks. 


A 10km exclusion zone has been put in place to halt any potential spread of the disease.

This is the first case of avian flu in the UK since an outbreak on an Oxfordshire chicken farm in 2008.

A Defra spokeswoman said that the strain was undergoing thorough laboratory testing, but stated, “the public health risk is very low and there is no risk to the food chain.”


Kawaoka with Kobe University H5N1 weaponisation team
She further said that the UK has a “strong track record” of containing and eliminating previous outbreaks of bird flu.

This comes as the Netherlands discovered an outbreak of the highly contagious disease on Saturday. The Dutch government has placed a temporary ban on the transportation of poultry and eggs.



A spokesperson for Public Health England said they were “assisting Defra in the investigation of an avian flu outbreak at a duck breeding farm in Yorkshire.”

“Based on what we know about this specific strain of avian influenza, the risk to human health in this case is considered extremely low,” they added.




Nigel Gibbens, UK Chief Veterinary Officer, told the BBC it was likely that the source of the virus was the recently discovered outbreak in Germany and the Netherlands.

He added that the transmission of the disease could have been through the transportation of poultry, those working with birds, or the wild bird population themselves.

“There are a number of routes and we are looking to do as much as we can to find out the source and eliminate any further risks,” he said.




Following the outbreak in the Netherlands, a 72-hour ban has been enforced on transporting poultry products. A total of 150,000 hens will be slaughtered in order to contain the virus.

The strain of bird flu was found at a battery poultry farm in the village of Hekendorp, in the central province of Utrecht, late on November 15, according to authorities.

Bird flu has caused “serious concern” during previous outbreaks. Normally strains of the virus are not contractible by humans, but two strains, H5N1 and H7N9, can be fatal.

According to the World Health Origination (WHO), the H5N1 virus has a 60-percent mortality rate in humans.

The H7N9 strain was discovered in China in 2013, and has since been responsible for dozens of deaths.



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Egyptian Woman Dies Of Bird Flu, Second Death In 2014

As Ebola "crisis" fades in the "mainstream media," time once again for another intentional release to keep terror levels peaked - and broadcast ratings at all-time highs along with corporate profits  

REUTERS
11/17/2014

"I couldn't understand it, all of my chickens were dead in six hours from the flu and this was just after a team of veterinarians including foreigners had vaccinated my birds against H5N1. There were black streaks running up their legs from the injection sites.." - Central Java chicken farmer - now a taxi driver - in an interview last week with The 5th Estate

An Egyptian woman died on Monday of H5N1 bird flu after coming into contact with infected birds, the second death from the disease this year, a health ministry spokesman told Reuters.


H5N1 weaponisers Kawaoka and Ernala-Ginting
Egypt has identified seven cases of the virus in people this year, including the two who died, Hosam Abdel Gaffar said.

In the latest case, the woman was 19 and died at a hospital in the southern region of Assiut, he said. According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), from 2003 through until October 2, 2014, there have been 668 laboratory-confirmed human cases of H5N1 infection officially reported from 16 countries. Of these cases, 393 have died.


Egypt's health ministry had announced in an earlier statement the discovery of the disease in a 30-year-old woman in the southern area of Minya, bringing to seven the number of confirmed Egyptian cases of the disease.


H5N1 dug up by Johan Hultin at Brevig Mission Alaska in 1997
Another of the victims was a three-year-old who had been exposed to infected birds and was doing well, it said. The WHO warns that whenever bird flu viruses are circulating in poultry, there is a risk of infections or clusters of human cases - especially in people exposed to infected birds or contaminated environments.


Human cases of H5N1 are rare, however, and the virus does not currently appear to transmit easily from person to person.




Egypt's H5N1 cases have largely been found in impoverished rural areas in the south of the country, where villagers, particularly women, tend to keep and slaughter poultry in the home.

Reporting by Mahmoud Mourad, additional reporting by Kate Kelland in London, writing by Lin Noueihed.



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The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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By Robert S. Finnegan

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