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L.A. County’s Homeless Problem Is Worsening Despite Billions from Tax Measures

February 19th, 2018

Build the sprawling San Angeles favelas with autonomous construction drones! No? Via: Los Angeles Times: Los Angeles County’s homeless population is increasing faster than the supply of new housing, even with the addition of thousands of beds in the last two years and millions of dollars beginning to flow in from two ballot measures targeting […]

San Francisco Streets More Filthy Than Third World Slums

February 19th, 2018

Via: NBC: How dirty is San Francisco? An NBC Bay Area Investigation reveals a dangerous mix of drug needles, garbage, and feces throughout downtown San Francisco. The Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of the city – the more than 20-mile stretch includes popular tourist spots like Union Square and major hotel chains. The area – […]

Brazil Military Takes Control of Rio de Janeiro’s Security

February 16th, 2018

Via: Bloomberg: Brazil’s military will take control of public security in the state of Rio de Janeiro as a wave of violence rattles the population and dominates media coverage ahead of this year’s presidential election. President Michel Temer will issue a decree on Friday putting the military in charge of Rio’s security forces, his press […]

The 11 Cities Most Likely to Run Out of Drinking Water – Like Cape Town

February 11th, 2018

Via: BBC: Cape Town faces the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to run out of drinking water. However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about – water scarcity.

Mad Max Violence Stalks Venezuela’s Lawless Roads

February 9th, 2018

Via: Reuters: It’s midnight on one of the most dangerous roads in Latin America and Venezuelan trucker Humberto Aguilar hurtles through the darkness with 20 tons of vegetables freshly harvested from the Andes for sale in the capital Caracas. When he set off at sunset from the town of La Grita in western Venezuela on […]

Generations of Philly Families Are Incarcerated Together

January 29th, 2018

Via: The Inquirer: Since that day in 2011, Cintron Jr., 38, has lived on the same cell block as his father, who is 58. Recently, the cell next door to his dad’s became available, so he moved in. Each evening, by 9 p.m., they lock themselves into cells 86 and 87 of A Block for […]

Stockton Gets Ready to Experiment With Universal Basic Income

January 29th, 2018

Via: KQED: Wage stagnation. Rising housing prices. Loss of middle-class jobs. The looming threat of automation. These are some of the problems facing Stockton and its residents, but the city’s mayor, Michael Tubbs, says his city is far from unique. “I think Stockton is absolutely ground zero for a lot of the issues we are […]

Grid Up. Grid Down.

January 24th, 2018

The grid has been having intermittent issues since last night’s thunderstorm, and the power was off for most of the afternoon today. Back to posting early AM NZ time tomorrow, assuming the power stays on.

Homeless Camps Along Santa Ana River in Orange County

January 19th, 2018

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Why Some African Americans Are Moving to Africa

January 19th, 2018

Via: Al Jazeera: You might not have electricity, but you won’t get killed by the police either. … “I think more will come when they begin to see it as a viable alternative. But it’s not easy and it’s not cheap. I can’t say what’s happening in America today is any worse than what’s been […]

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