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Rue Bella

Member Since 25 July 2011 - 09:08 PM
Offline Last Active Sep 21 2019 12:45 AM
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In Topic: The Homeless - The Latest Right-Wing Attack Point

21 September 2019 - 12:48 AM

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...like its “sky-high housing costs,” which are likely contributing to its homeless problem,

The greatest cause of homelessness IMO is our weather - that is also a major reason the high housings costs exist - it's just nice to live here. If you are homeless, you can sleep outside all winter and not freeze to death. There are also shelters that open when temps do get too low to be comfortable. In my area there are homeless enclaves, but they are not camps on the public streets, but in canyons, near beaches, along streams, in shrubs covered areas, etc.

Trump hates California almost as much as he hates Obama.

In Topic: The most predictable disaster in the history of the human race

20 September 2019 - 04:51 PM

A decade of so ago I became concerned about H5N1 bird flu possibly starting a pandemic. Following that chapter was very eye-opening. Not only how fast it could happen, but all the possible ramifications medically, socially. If an extreme pandemic were to happen (er, ...when it does happen) we will be on our own pretty quickly. The earthquake supplies will be doing double duty.

Remember SARS? We dodged a bullet there too.

In Topic: The most predictable disaster in the history of the human race

19 September 2019 - 01:51 PM

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To change that, the report states, we need to act decisively now. But there’s a lack of political will to do that.

Any monies set aside to either prevent or fight a pandemic reaching the US likely would be purloined to help build The Wall to prevent a different kind of 'infestation'.

In Topic: Republican Party has ‘flat out lost its mind’

17 September 2019 - 02:00 PM

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I heard a rumor that Harah Suckabee Handers might try the same gig next year. In fact there's a snippet from her audition. (OK, I admit to feeling a twinge of guilt for this cheap shot but it's just a twinge.)

Ms Suckabee is evil because she is evil - not because she is fat.

In Topic: The Homeless - The Latest Right-Wing Attack Point

16 September 2019 - 12:16 AM

What about putting the homeless in all those FEMA camps Obama was planning on sticking conservatives in. Or whatever that rumor was.