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Dog Whistle?

A political dog whistle is, according to Wikipedia: “Dog-whistle politics is political messaging employing coded language that appears to mean one thing to the general population but has an additional, different or more specific resonance for a targeted subgroup.” 498 more words


West(meanster) council 

Saw this online earlier..


If there’s ever a time for a council or government to learn about the issue of homelessness, this isn’t the way to go about it. 167 more words

There's a lot of optimism in changing scenery, in seeing what's down the road. (Conor Oberst)

And so, dear listener, an interesting reaction to last week’s show which, for at least one reader, saw a tear being shed. I had written briefly about my son’s likelihood of getting prostate cancer being greater as I had had it but he knows this. 1,049 more words

Privileged Logic

You wouldn’t kick a man,

Who was sick and dying in the street,

You’d call an ambulance?



Yet you’d walk past a beggar, 20 more words


Who was the first man on the moon?

~This is the 6th blog entry chronicling my experience as a volunteer at a school for homeless children.  I will not identify the children by name and in general write of composite personalities so that I can best illustrate common experiences among the children without violating their confidentiality and as importantly, the trust of the people who allow me to volunteer at the school.   936 more words

Social Justice

A bad night

It was Halloween night I had been awake for over twenty-four hours and I was hopelessly lost, when my pickup sputtered and ran out of gas right in the middle of a highway. 288 more words


Why Don't Homeless People Just Get Jobs?

The refrain of “Get a job!” is as old as poverty and panhandling. But one of the hard truths of homelessness is that many people who qualify as homeless work hard and still can’t afford rent. 47 more words

Employment Department