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KayWhitlock
KayWhitlock

Thank you, Nancy.  Grim, but necessary reading.  Here in Missoula, we're dealing with yet another city effort to further criminalize homelessness/poverty.

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg moderator

Hennepin County spends $3000 per month to house the over-flow from shelters in the rat bag Drake Hotel. The City of New Orleans has a homeless city under I-90 that they move to hotels so tourists will not be troubled whne they head to the Super Dome..

All issues of humanity aside -- how does this make sense for taxpayers???

Build Affordable Housing!


nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg moderator

 Day In/Day Out

"She was born in a handbag
Love left
on a doorstep..

First thing she learns is
she's a citizen
Some things they turn out right
When you're under the USA
Something rings a bell
and it's all over..."

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