Seattle is overwhelmed by garbage and filth, but the city’s leaders won’t admit it.
Over the past few years, Seattle has become a dumping ground for millions of pounds of garbage, needles, feces, and biohazardous waste, largely emanating from the hundreds of homeless encampments that have sprouted across the city. Now, the Emerald City is on the verge of a full-blown public-health crisis. Last year saw a 400 percent increase in HIV infections among mostly homeless addicts and prostitutes in the city’s northern corridor. Public-health officials are sounding the alarms about the return of diseases like typhus, tuberculosis, and trench fever. Even the region’s famed mussels and clams have tested positive for opioids.
Omo Akintan started off her presentation at General Government committee earlier this week by reprimanding chairman Paul Ainslie for calling her division People, Equity and Human Resources.
“You just committed the one faux-pas that is not allowed,” said the new executive director.
“You read HR as human resources, instead of human rights.”
Toronto – your craphole to the future!
Thanks for the heads up but your bow tie is cultural appropriation.
Get Out director Jordan Peele said that he doesn’t see himself casting any white men as a lead actor in his films during a panel appearance Monday at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.
“I get to cast black people in my movies. I feel fortunate to be in this position where I can say to Universal, ‘I want to make a $20 million horror movie with a black family.’ And they say yes,” Jordan Peele said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Crying of Lot 330
The prospect of a 225-bed homeless shelter on the Embarcadero, one of San Francisco’s most scenic and economically vital areas, took residents by surprise. Only eight days earlier, the proposal had been unveiled to turn what is now a parking lot—Seawall Lot 330—into the largest homeless shelter of its type in the city. Neighbors arrived en masse at the Port Commission hearing to express their views. It was standing-room only, with people crowded on floors and in aisles, and spilling out the door.
Frum has written an immigration piece for the Atlantic –If Liberals Won’t Enforce Borders, Fascists Will
It’s the usual bilge, Trump supporters are Nazis but I’ll advocate for virtually the same policy on account I’m not coarse and common and therefore morally and politically superior to those nasty lowlifes.
That however is a step too fascist for the open borders Wokentariat and Frum is being lashed on Twitter, below is a sample.
At least he raises Bernie Sander’s opposition to mass immigration, a fact the Liberal-Left conveniently forget.
Newbie Scarborough councillor Jennifer McKelvie says she supports term limits because in her short time at City Hall, she’s noticed it’s “too stale, too pale and too male.
“Term limits allow us to focus on outcomes and fresh ideas, not egos,” she told me this week.
The City by the Bay has embraced a new religion: drug normalization.
Drugs are destroying San Francisco’s most densely populated and desirable neighborhoods, as more and more addicts, many of them homeless, fill the streets. Politicians and activists are pushing “harm reduction,” which, in a clinical sense, means a “set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use,” such as overdose or the transmission of disease. But in a contemporary context, it also means “a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs.”
Harm reduction, originally a controversial public-health measure, has become a religion among advocates, even as fears that the practice would normalize drug use have been borne out.
CHICAGO (CBS)–The Chicago metropolitan area was ranked as the most corrupt U.S. city in a new report from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Along with Chicago, Los Angeles topped the list of the most public corruption convictions in America, based on the number of federal corruption convictions between 1976 and 2017. Chicago had 1,731 convictions during that time period, while the Central District of California had 1,534. The Manhattan area had 1,327 and Miami had 1,165, according to the report. Washington, D.C. had 1,159.
Drawing information from the Department of Justice, the report shows 25 public figures were convicted of charges tied to corruption in 2017 in the City of Chicago and the northern third of Illinois. 2017 was the most recent year for which the DOJ data was available, the report says.
Officials in Portland, Ore. recently estimated it will cost $640 million over the next 10 years in order to help adequately prevent homelessness in the area, but a report out this week shows that many citizens from the City of Roses have simply resorted to calling the police on unwanted vagrants. In fact, authorities say that more any other problem, residents are calling the emergency hotline to complain about homeless people even when immediate danger is not present.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “is the leader — everybody knows it, everybody feels it. She’s the leader of this mass movement.” — Michael Moore
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is loud, perpetually outraged, and not particularly bright. In fact, saying she’s not particularly bright is kind of like saying Antarctica is not particularly hot. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez IS what the mainstream media THOUGHT Sarah Palin was when she first came on the scene except she’s liberal, dumb, and considerably less accomplished.
Last September, I was standing in the middle of the Scotia Bank Arena in Toronto, covering WeDay, the huge annual event for students, hosted by the famous Kielburger brothers.
Jose Moncon was on the way home from his school for the mentally disabled, clutching nothing more threatening than his colouring book, when a demonstration blocked the road ahead and forced him to take a detour.
Moments later, a police snatch squad coming the other way scooped him up and put him in prison for unspecified crimes against the state.
He is severely epileptic and has the mental age of a ten-year-old. But because Jose is 21 and classed as an adult, he shares an airless cell with 18 other adult men, many of them hardened criminals. As Venezuela is jostling for top spot in the world homicide league, there are plenty of those around here.
Canada was not always the world’s doormat. New arrivals Pier 21, 1952.
Why do we have a special immigration program — the “parents and grandparents” category — geared entirely towards relocating retirees to Canada, putting them on citizenship track and, eventually, giving them full access to our government-funded universal health care system?
Are we insane? No other advanced economy has a program that is anything like this.
We have it because “immigration” has been weaponized by our political class. Ethnic-vote whoring is job 1 for all political parties thanks to “official multiculturalism”.
The federal government is giving Toronto $15 million to help address mounting demand on the city’s shelter system as it faces the added pressures of refugee claimants. It’s the latest injection of funding since Ottawa committed $11 million last summer.
In a news release Friday, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada acknowledged that while affordable temporary housing has been a “key challenge in Toronto for some time,” the impacts of global migration have placed the system under greater strain over the past year.
Why do their solutions always involve stealing our money?
One man got off the elevator at the TCHC building. The other did not.
That was April 21, 2018.
Progressive politics leads to progressive cities like Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore and any other murder city you care to name. Now let’s ban guns!