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Las Vegas Review-Journal: Feeding The Homeless In City Parks Now A Crime
by Donald Rilea
Thursday July 20, 2006 at 03:08 PM
Enclosed is a link to a Las Vegas Review-Journal article on a new ordinance passed by the Las Vegas City Council yesterday that makes the setting up of "mobile soup kitchens" in a public park, and feeding the homeless a criminal offence.
That's right, Kiddies. You read the summary right.
They really did it.
The link's http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2006/Jul-20-Thu-2006/news/8589438.html.
Read it, weep, then get angry, organise and mobilise for action.
Las Vegas, Nevada Homeless
Friday July 21, 2006 at 04:50 AM
Thanks Donald for posting this.
Friday, July 21, 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada Homeless,
New Laws Updates
Sorry if this is not all in the order of events. It has been quite hectic here with all the political BS.
I also apologize that in the beginning of my new "venture" that I didn't realize that poverty and homelessness WAS political.
Oh, if I only knew. Would I have still wanted to "just help" those in need?
This new law was proposed on Wed., July 19, 2006 and the (city of las vegas, nevada) council unanimously passed the ordinance.
57. Bill No. 2006-37 - ABEYANCE ITEM - Prohibits within City parks the providing of food or meals as would typically be provided in a rescue mission or helter for the homeless. Proposed by: Bradford R. Jerbic, City Attorney
Definitions: (See: Rescue Mission or Shelter For The Homeless)
Rescue Mission or Shelter For The Homeless. A building that is used or intended to beused to provide to homeless individuals temporary accommodations, shelter, meals or any combination thereof. For purposes of this Title, a “homeless individual” includes an individual who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.
Feeding homeless outlawed
ACLU calls measure unenforceable
by Donald Rilea
Friday July 21, 2006 at 10:45 PM
You're always welcome, Mom, and thanks for posting the links to Jerbic's screeds.
Take care of yourself, and stay strong.
FNB Organizing Meeting and Protest Scheduled
by fnb volunteer
Saturday July 22, 2006 at 12:43 AM
firstname.lastname@example.org 702-275-0714 Las Vegas, NV
SUNDAY, JULY 23RD @ 3pm @ CIRCLE PARK
THURSDAY, AUG 10TH @ NOON @ CITY HALL
For more information, contact Joe Sacco @ 702-275-0714
more to come... thanks in advance
DIY Flyer for Protest
by fnb volunteer
Saturday July 22, 2006 at 03:41 AM
august_10_2006_protest_flyer.jpg, image/jpeg, 512x384
Here's a flyer I just finished for the big protest on August 10th...
Hope there's a good turn-out.
Thursday November 16, 2006 at 01:09 PM
Are you telling me that the law was passes in Las Vegas prohibiting people to feed the homeless!? What kind of law is that?! I'm pissed off right now.
BIG BUSINESS EQUALS BIG BROTHER.
by A Grim Spectre
Thursday November 16, 2006 at 04:45 PM
As well you should be ... as well you should be ...
Las Vegas is NOT run by the Mob, or the Mormons or even the Masons ... Las Vegas was always run by the Libertarian Party. A libertarian is someone who believes that Humans are a bunch of hopeless savages, and as a result, they should be left to their own devices. In other words, since Humanity is savage, there's no point in obligating the rich to share with the poor since the world's coming to an end anyway (this is where the Religious Right's rapture business comes in--since we're all savages, we'll destroy ourselves) ... how convienient for the rich, right ..?
Because of this philosophy, libertarians believe that Humans should be allowed to do whatever-the-fuck they want--problem is, that means the RICH can do whatever they want, and therein lies the trap. There's no obligation for the rich to CREATE JOBS WITH ACTUAL LIVING WAGES for the poor because the libertarians have Jedi Mind Tricked everyone into "thinking" that ANY attempt to obligate the rich will inevitably result in some Stalinistic stereotype because, again, Humans are supposedly savage and will forever fuck up a free lunch, etc. etc. etc. As I said, how convienient for the greedy who're soooo afraid of being taxed in the least ...
In the Netherlands and other parts of Europe, there's BOTH free speech AND free health care ... freedom of religion AND free colleges ... but the libertarians would have you believe that that's somehow against the laws of physics like, say, flying like Superman, even though these parts of Europe I mention enjoy this yin-yang balance at this very moment and have for years without the laws of physics collapsing upon themselves ...
In order to get the homeless off the streets and KEEP them off, we the people need a Greenpeace version of FDR's New Deal ... an eco-friendly jobs program. This will kill two birds with one stone--end poverty and pollution in one, fell swoop. And given just how FUCKED UP the environment is, there'd be PLENTY of jobs for everyone--INCLUDING every single solitary illegal immigrant AND every piece of poor white trailer park trash imaginable. BUT the ONLY way such an eco-friendly jobs program can EVER be AFFORDED (contrary to popular opinion, the power of positive thinking AIN'T enough--NOT by a long shot), the rich MUST be taxed and the military budget (now at four hundred BILLION a year) must be cut.
To further prove the libertarians are on the side of evil, a key part of the Lilbertarian Party's platform is the notion that the ONLY thing the government is good for is defending our borders from fill-in-the-blank (everyone/thing else, according to the libertarians, is to have their budgets CUT). How convienient for the military-industrial complex. Never mind that the statistical probability of being anywhere near another 9-11-style attack is the same probability of willing the biggest jackpot The Strip has to offer with a single coin, never mind that a nuclear holocaust will quite literally destroy this planet, the libertarians continue to feed into the ignorant white American's fear of impotance and international weakness by claiming we must forever be vigilant against countries that are a hundred times WEAKER than us ... yes, Germany rose from nothing to something in the 1930s, but that was only after American corporations funded Hitler's Nazis ...
... so this nonsense that we must continue to allow the military to take half our taxes every year in order to defend us is the biggest con since snake oil in the old west. The American people would've waken up to this by now if these same corporations didn't also own the MASS media (flyers and posters and obscure websites doN'T count any more than positive thinking does). So since we don't want to fall from grace like Anakin--I mean Stalin--and start slaughtering our enemies, our only hope is to get MORE famous and popular than American Idol and 50 Cent, etc. GRAB the public's attention and say, ""Look, goddamn it, you're being CONNED! There's enough money for all the poor to have an environmentally conscious job--and there's enough money for a perpetual corporate-run police state/war machine, BUT THERE AIN'T ENOUGH MONEY FOR BOTH, SO FUCKING CHOOSE ..!!"
Percecuting people for helping the poor is CAPITALISTIC oppression---part of the libertarians' job is to get the public to ONLY focus on Stalinistic oppression ... only ONE form of censorship, torture and mass murder exists in the minds of the libertarians, and that's BIG GOVERNMENT, as they like to put it. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to get the ignorant public to see that government ain't all bad any more than corporations are all good. BIG BUSINESS EQUALS BIG BROTHER.
In conclusion, the most important book is Human history ain't the Bible or the Torah or the Koran, it's Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, because of the lesson Ebenezzer Scrooge learned. Where Stallin went wrong is he came on like the Punisher from Marvel Comcis and tried to teach Scrooge's lesson with censorship, torture and the death penalty (something the libertarians can't stop crowing about to think straight). The goal is to follow the example of the ghosts from a Christmas Carol--don't actually hurt Scrooge, just scare the fucking shit out of him. This is why the Democrats are no help ... their top priority is making sure the Scrooges of the world are never offended or alienated (and since all too many WHITE leftists are related by blood or marriage to a Scrooge, they're unfortunately just as hesitant), which accounts for why they'll walk over a Jesse Jackson/Dennis Kuchinch to nominate a Bill Clinton/John Kerry.
Ya wanna help the homeless? HIRE THEM. If you can't AFFORD to hire them (again, postive thinking is for Halmark Greeting Cards), find someone who can and treat them the same, exact way those ghosts did Scrooge ...
The third spirit arrives just after midnight, The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, a grim spectre much more frightening that the other spirits, harrows Scrooge with visions of the Cratchit family bereft of Tiny Tim, of Scrooge's own lonely death and final torment, and the cold, avaricious reactions of the people around him after his passing ... Scrooge can avoid his own fate, and that of Tiny Tim ? but only if he changes. In the end, Scrooge changes his life and reverts to the generous, kind-hearted soul ...