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thisisnotlatino:

Homeless People, the 1st Eliminated from the World Cup.Praça Julio Prestes, São Paulo - 2014

thisisnotlatino:

Homeless People, the 1st Eliminated from the World Cup.
Praça Julio Prestes, São Paulo - 2014

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"I’m just simply baffled by the idea that people can be without shelter in a country, and then be treated as criminals for being without shelter"

Sir Nigel Rodley, human rights lawyer and UN committee chairman

33 U.S. cities ban or are considering banning giving food to the homeless

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aristosachaeon:

queenfattyoftherollpalace:

mydarlingdeers:

ghasedeh:

homeless youth don’t need marriages, they need a place to sleep

I don’t understand what this means and she spelled marriages wrong

She’s talking about the fact that queer teens/queer people in general have more important issues than just marriage equality. Studies have shown that as much as 40% of homeless youth are queer. Homelessness is a big problem in the LGBT community and should be as important an issue as marriage equality. Being able to get married is unimportant when you’re starving on the streets.


also, news flash, misspelling doesn’t discount the importance of what someone is saying!!!

aristosachaeon:

queenfattyoftherollpalace:

mydarlingdeers:

ghasedeh:

homeless youth don’t need marriages, they need a place to sleep

I don’t understand what this means and she spelled marriages wrong

She’s talking about the fact that queer teens/queer people in general have more important issues than just marriage equality. Studies have shown that as much as 40% of homeless youth are queer. Homelessness is a big problem in the LGBT community and should be as important an issue as marriage equality. Being able to get married is unimportant when you’re starving on the streets.

also, news flash, misspelling doesn’t discount the importance of what someone is saying!!!

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Rates of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have spiked sharply over the past few years, with the combined number of people visiting the emergency room, being hospitalized, and dying as a result of their impairment at its highest for a decade. A recent study found that nearly half of all homeless people have suffered from a TBI, 87% of which occurred before they lost their homes.

Considering that there are over 600,000 people sleeping on America’s streets on any given night, this is no minor issue. The research, led by Dr. Jane Topolovec-Vranic of St. Michael’s Hospital, showed that most TBIs were caused by assault (60%), sports and recreation (44%), or motor collisions/falls (42%), and that nearly three-quarters of these injuries happened before people reached the age of 18.

The findings are important in demonstrating that homelessness can often be created by medical—as opposed to lifestyle—deviations. “Recognition that a TBI sustained in childhood or early teenage years could predispose someone to homelessness may challenge some assumptions that homelessness is a conscious choice made by these individuals, or just the result of their addictions or mental illness,” Dr. Topolovec-Vranic explains.

Not remotely surprising. Coastal Health employs dedicated brain injury specialists for this very reason, who we call a lot. Some people are homeless because of ABIs, but it should be said that homelessness is a violent, competitive life and many people sustain brain injuries because of attacks.

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humansofnewyork:

Wendell is hands down the greatest homeless fashion designer who ever lived. He makes almost all his clothes from things he finds. I hadn’t seen him in awhile, so I was quite thrilled to walk up on him Tuesday, doing this to a Gandhi statue.

humansofnewyork:

Wendell is hands down the greatest homeless fashion designer who ever lived. He makes almost all his clothes from things he finds. I hadn’t seen him in awhile, so I was quite thrilled to walk up on him Tuesday, doing this to a Gandhi statue.

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eshusplayground:

It’s as though focusing on who needs help over who needs to be punished actually benefits things in the long run. Who knew?

Uh…anyone with a calculator can prove that housing people is cheaper than not. I’m not hating on Colorado, it’s just let’s stop acting like this is some kind of big fucking surprise, when the surprise is that a state actually did something about it.

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thinksquad:

“Have you ever noticed that the only metaphor we have in our public discourse for solving problems is to declare war on it? We have the war on crime, the war on cancer, the war on drugs. But did you ever notice that we have no war on homelessness? You know why? Because there’s no money in that problem. No money to be made off of the homeless. If you can find a solution to homelessness where the corporations and politicians can make a few million dollars each, you will see the streets of America begin to clear up pretty damn quick!”
—George Carlin

thinksquad:

“Have you ever noticed that the only metaphor we have in our public discourse for solving problems is to declare war on it? We have the war on crime, the war on cancer, the war on drugs. But did you ever notice that we have no war on homelessness? You know why? Because there’s no money in that problem. No money to be made off of the homeless. If you can find a solution to homelessness where the corporations and politicians can make a few million dollars each, you will see the streets of America begin to clear up pretty damn quick!”

—George Carlin

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cuntofdoom:

str-crssd:

“Sleeping on the streets or walking down the aisle?
It’s time to start prioritizing LGBT youth.”
photo from Transgender Support (worldwide) facebook page.

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cuntofdoom:

str-crssd:

“Sleeping on the streets or walking down the aisle?

It’s time to start prioritizing LGBT youth.”

photo from Transgender Support (worldwide) facebook page.

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fuckyouverymuch:

We chill with good friends.

fuckyouverymuch:

We chill with good friends.

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This police beating of Kelly Thomas is one of the most heartbreaking videos I’ve ever seen. Not just for Thomas, although quite obviously for Thomas. But also for the sheer depravity—the staring-you-in-the-face confirmation that your fellow human beings are capable of this sort of thing.

Of course, the point is also that these aren’t just any human beings. You can find violent videos at sites like World Star Hip Hop that are every bit as soul-crushing. But these are the people we entrust with the exclusive power to use coercive force—which we do in the interest of protecting the public. Days after the beating, one of these animals called into a radio show to boast about it. The night of the beating, one of them demanded treatment for a scrape on his elbow as Thomas lay dying a few feet away, looking like this.

Public officials closed ranks. A “special assistant to the DA” was brought on to defend the officers. The police department shut down the flow of information, then released misinformation (though another public official later found no fault with that). The city then tried to pay Thomas’ father $900,000 to go away.

Were it not for a citizen with a cell phone camera, the agitation of a local blog, and the determination of Thomas’ father, himself a former cop, we may never have known about Kelly Thomas.

(Source: abbyjean)