Los Angeles, California cities ‘overrun by rodents’ that pose public health epidemic, study says | Fox News

https://www.foxnews.com/us/los-angeles-california-cities-overrun-rodents-public-health

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California cities overrun by rat infestations according to new study

Increase in homeless population along with government restrictions on select pesticides have fueled rat infestations in major cities across California according to a new report.

And here was the L.A. City Council President’s solution back in February – 5 Months ago!

Los Angeles City Council’s president suggests to deploy ‘army of cats’ to deal with rat situation | Fox News – Posted February 17, 2019

Right! As one who has known a number of Politicians, I still haven’t found many that I would let operate an elevator for me. 

Other recent headlines along the same Lines:

Homeless Camps Are Infectious Disease Time Bombs | American Council on Science and Health – posted April 24, 2019

Los Angelos and “Filth” Diseases? Typhoid Fever Now – Posted May 30. 2019

Los Angeles: Typhoid and typhus and plague??, Oh my!! – YouTube – How bad is L.A. Becoming – posted June 4, 2019

Return of Medieval Diseases Feared in California – posted July 7, 2019

Please, do not think that I am picking on the homeless populations ANYWHERE. California, on the other hand, having  4 of the top 10 homeless areas IN THE COUNTRY, deserves any bashing caused by the homelessness in that State. California, whose Politicians seem to believe they are better than anyone else, are the root cause of the problems that State is going through now.  

From a Public Health consideration, California is a disaster waiting to occur and that is from people a lot smarter than I am and not just my opinion. I cannot help but wonder “What are the Politicians doing, not only in California, but also Seattle, Portland, Denver, Austin and others” that they don’t see what is happening to their Citizens. It has gotten so bad that earlier this year, the following headline appeared:

San Francisco homelessness crisis ‘cruel and inhuman’: UN report – Business Insider – posted February 8, 2019

I mean, can it be any starker than that “Cruel and Inhuman“. Really! 

If you’ve ever read any Tom Clancy books, you know his descriptions of how the Politicians in RUSSIA lived under Communism and how they had little contact with the Russian People. Special homes, special stores, cars with drivers, traffic lanes reserved only for them and so on – they actually feared the “Common” people. Sounds awfully familiar to me.

How can ANYONE/ ANY POLITICIAN allow their citizens to live, suffer and die in the squalor of what is going on in these Cities? I mean, this is Dark Ages stuff – Edgar Allen Poe – Masque of the Red Death stuff – 

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And YET, they want to tell the rest of US, in other parts of the Country, on how we have to live to meet THEIR expectations. Nope, not going to happen.

So, let’s look at what is going on in California  

Los Angelos

Homeless Dying in Record Numbers on the Streets of Los Angeles | Healthiest Communities | US News – posted April 24, 2019

Unknown Infestation Prompts Closure of LAPD Pacific Station Jail Indefinitely | KNX 1070 – posted May 5, 2019

Rotting Trash Piles Sky-High in LA, Attracting Rats and Raising Concerns of a New Epidemic | NBC Southern California – posted May 21, 2019

Dr. Drew says LA public health in ‘complete breakdown’: ‘No city on Earth tolerates this’ | Fox News – posted May 31, 2019

Pictures from downtown LA capture the problem it faces with trash as it tries and rodents | Daily Mail Online – posted June 2, 2019

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Homelessness jumps 12 percent across Los Angeles County despite $619M in spending | Fox News – posted June 4, 2019

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Tents housing homeless people lining a street in downtown Los Angeles last week. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

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Healing the Sick Among LA’s Homeless: Expert Perspectives – posted June 19, 2019

‘If Not Us, Who?’: Dr. Drew Urges Clinicians to Speak Up on West Coast Infectious Disease Crisis – posted June 19, 2019

Leader of recall effort against L.A. mayor: City leaving people ‘on street to die’ by not fixing homelessness crisis | Fox News – posted June 20, 2019

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In this Jan. 14, 2019 file photo a homeless encampment is seen along a downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco’s dirtiest block | Daily Mail Online – posted February 8, 2019

SF Mayor Says Her City Is Drowning In Poop: ‘There’s More Feces … Than I’ve Ever Seen’ | The Daily Caller – posted February 8, 2019

SF Mayor: ‘There’s More Feces … Than I’ve Ever Seen’ | NBC Bay Area – posted February 8, 2019

$61/Hour Wage Needed To Rent 2-Bedroom In San Francisco, $54/Hour In San Jose – CBS San Francisco – posted 6/21/19

San Francisco’s Homeless Population Sees Double-Digit Growth With More Living In Cars – CBS San Francisco – posted 7/5/19

Over 8 In 10 Bay Area Residents Agree State In Housing Crisis, Poll Finds – CBS San Francisco – posted 7/18/19

Other parts of California

Homelessness in San Bernardino County jumps 23 percent in 2019 – Press Enterprise – posted 4/25/19

Which San Bernardino County cities have the biggest homeless populations? – San Bernardino Sun – posted 4/26/19

Volunteers count 2,811 homeless people in Riverside County, 22% more than last year – Press Enterprise – posted 4/27/19

Homeless People In Fremont Found Living In Makeshift Tree Houses – CBS San Francisco – posted 5/31/19

Plan For Homeless ‘Village’ Of Tiny Homes Draws Opposition From Woodland Residents – capradio.org – posted 6/25/19

Coyotes and Rabies on the Rise in LA – Will the Homeless Become Victims? – posted 7/9/19

Jump In San Mateo County RV Dwellers A Mix Of Homeless, Workers Staying Close To Jobs – CBS San Francisco – posted 7/11/19

Silicon Valley Homeless Population Spikes; RV Dwellers More Than Double – CBS San Francisco – posted 7/15/19

Letting Homeless Students Sleep on Campus—In Their Cars – Route Fifty – posted 7/15/19

This Headline says it all:

Growing Stretch Of Homeless Camps In Silicon Valley Visible from Space – CBS San Francisco – posted 7/12/19

I’m not going to list the articles about Austin, Denver, Seattle and so on here – would take a lot of space.

Said enough! More information about the above listed articles and others on the following pages:

Public Health Issues – U.S. Cities, States and Areas

What Politics & Politicians Have Become

 

 

 

“Piracy” as Iran ‘seizes 2 British-flagged oil tankers Making For An Interesting Weekend!

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard seizes two UK-operated tankers in Strait of Hormuz | Fox News – posted 7/19/19

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard claims to have seized British oil tanker

Oil tanker seized by Iran in Strait of Hormuz; national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin has the details.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/iran-revolutionary-guard-two-uk-tankers-strait-of-hormuz

Live updates: Iran says it has captured a British oil tanker – CNN – posted 7/19/19

https://www.cnn.com/middleeast/live-news/iran-british-tanker-july-2019/index.html

 

What is Piracy?

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pi·​ra·​cy | \ ˈpī-rə-sē \
plural piracies

Definition of piracy

1: an act of robbery on the high seasalso : an act resembling such robbery
2: robbery on the high seas
3a: the unauthorized use of another’s production, invention, or conception especially in infringement of a copyright
b: the illicit accessing of broadcast signals

 

Legal Definition of piracy

1: an act of robbery especially on the high seas specifically : an illegal act of violence, detention, or plunder committed for private ends by crew or passengers of a private ship or aircraft against another ship or aircraft on the high seas or in a place outside the jurisdiction of any state — see also air piracy
2a: the unauthorized copying, distribution, or use of another’s production (as a film) especially in infringement of a copyright software piracy
b: the unauthorized use, interception, or receipt of encoded communications (as satellite cable programming) especially to avoid paying fees for use the statute’s purpose is to proscribe the piracy of programming signalsUnited States v. Harrell, 983 F.2d 36 (1993)
3: the crime of committing piracy

 

At the least, we have an “Act of Piracy” committed by a Country (Iran) against Great Btitain – a long-time Friend of the United States. WORST CASE – “An Act of War”.  Great Britain may not be as powerful as it once was, but I think they could do some serious damage to Iran.

These actions will further isolate Iran from the World and, instead of getting “Sanctions Relief”, as they desperately want, these actions will probably see even more sanctions be placed on Iran. The current government has a good chance of failing and another “Iranian Revolution” occurring.

If the Iranian “Revolutionary Guard” (which is different than the Iranian Military) did this on their own, then the Islamic Government of Iran should do something very quickly to appease the various Countries involved in this whole mess, or there will be a lot of bloodshed.

Stay tuned

 

And This Is What Is Important to Them – Gendered language like ‘manhole’ will soon be banned from Berkeley’s city codes – CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/18/us/berkeley-gendered-language-ban-trnd/index.html?utm_source=fbCNN&utm_term=link&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2019-07-18T11%3A59%3A06

I’ve been following the growing homeless crisis in California for quite some time now and have watched it get worse and worse.  When you see an article titled “Growing Stretch Of Homeless Camps In Silicon Valley Visible from Space” it makes you pretty sure that there is a problem.

Today, this article appeared on CNN – “Gendered language like “Manhole” will be banned from Berkely City Codes”. And this is what is important to them?

Thousands of people throughout California (and the whole West Coast) are living on the Streets and they are one step away from an Infectious Disease nightmare and they are worried about “Gendered Language”.

And, to me,  THE Main Question is:

Homelessness is a crisis in some parts of the country. Why are 2020 candidates mostly ignoring it? | The Seattle Times 

Basic Headlines from my pages:

LOS ANGELOS

Dr. Drew says LA public health in ‘complete breakdown’: ‘No city on Earth tolerates this’ | Fox News – posted 5/31/19

Pictures from downtown LA capture the problem it faces with trash as it tries and rodents | Daily Mail Online – posted 6/2/19

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Leader of recall effort against L.A. mayor: City leaving people ‘on street to die’ by not fixing homelessness crisis | Fox News – posted 6/20/19

L.A. business owners fed up with homeless crisis: Mayor keeps promising action, but ‘there is no improvement’ | Fox News – posted 7/12/19

SAN FRANCISCO

SF Mayor Says Her City Is Drowning In Poop: ‘There’s More Feces … Than I’ve Ever Seen’ | The Daily Caller – posted 2.8.19

SF Mayor: ‘There’s More Feces … Than I’ve Ever Seen’ | NBC Bay Area – posted 2/8/19

San Francisco homelessness crisis ‘cruel and inhuman’: UN report – Business Insider – posted 2/8/19

Stossel – San Francisco – posted 5/5/19

Homeless Population Surges Across San Francisco Bay Area – CBS San Francisco – posted 5/18/19

$61/Hour Wage Needed To Rent 2-Bedroom In San Francisco, $54/Hour In San Jose – CBS San Francisco – posted 6/21/19

San Francisco’s Homeless Population Sees Double-Digit Growth With More Living In Cars – CBS San Francisco – posted 7/5/19

CALIFORNIA IN GENERAL

Typhus and Tuberculosis Are Spreading in California Homeless Populations – The Atlantic – posted 3/12/19

Sexually Transmitted Disease Rates Continue To Rise In California – capradio.org – posted 4/22/19

Return of Medieval Diseases Feared in California – posted 7/7/19

Coyotes and Rabies on the Rise in LA – Will the Homeless Become Victims? – posted 7/9/19

Jump In San Mateo County RV Dwellers A Mix Of Homeless, Workers Staying Close To Jobs – CBS San Francisco – posted 7/11/19

Growing Stretch Of Homeless Camps In Silicon Valley Visible from Space – CBS San Francisco – posted 7/12/19

Silicon Valley Homeless Population Spikes; RV Dwellers More Than Double – CBS San Francisco – posted 7/15/19

Letting Homeless Students Sleep on Campus—In Their Cars – Route Fifty – posted 7/15/19

MORE INFO AND LINKS FOR ARTICLES AT:

Public Health Issues – U.S. Cities, States and Areas

What Politics & Politicians Have Become

DR Congo Ebola outbreak now a Public Health Emergency, UN health agency declares | UN News

This Ebola Outbreak has been going on for some time now, but has not been really covered by the “NEWS” except a brief passage or two. Politics is more important then people dying.

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Medical workers disinfect the coffin of a deceased unconfirmed Ebola patient inside an Ebola Treatment Centre run by The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) on August 13, 2018, in Beni. (Photo by John WESSELS / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHN WESSELS/AFP/Getty Images)

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Rinsing Ebola protective gear in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (31 May 2019).
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This is what led to the Public Health Emergency Declaration:

Congo confirms 1st Ebola case in city of Goma | WBFF – posted 7/14/19

https://foxbaltimore.com/news/nation-world/congo-confirms-1st-ebola-case-in-city-of-goma

A Church Pastor in a City of 2 Million People!

And today this was posted by Reuters:

Congo Ebola victim may have entered Rwanda and Uganda, says WHO – Reuters – posted 7/18/19

A Fishmonger who had been in all 3 countries while contagious.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-ebola-rwanda/congo-ebola-victim-may-have-entered-rwanda-and-uganda-says-who-idUSKCN1UD11L

So if it begins to spread even more maybe the “News” will pay some attention to it and other news that is actually killing people.  Doubt it – they are to busy hating people rather than helping people.

New Page Added – What Politics & Politicians Have Become

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How the  politicians, those appointed through Politics and those they choose to represent us have  actual hurt the people they represent and have become a detriment to the society. Plus, all of that “Backroom” stuff that occurs frequently. Not picking on any Party or Belief, but lumping them ALL together in one place.

Link to page: What Politics & Politicians Have Become

An oldie but a goodie

Los Angeles Times

Deploy an ‘army of cats’ to catch L.A. City Hall’s rats? Not so fast

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Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson shows where carpet has been removed from his office due to vermin infestation at City Hall. (Reed Saxon / AP)

From the Story:

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Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson describe how members of his staff had heard rustling sounds at City Hall.

“Herb Wesson, the president of Los Angeles’ City Council, suggested deploying an “army of cats” to fight City Hall’s rodent problem but was told Friday that adding cats to the equation would likely only worsen the issue.”

“The fleas from the rat would immediately jump onto the cat,” Dr. Dawn Terashita, an associate director at the city’s Department of Public Health, told The Los Angeles Times.”

“Downtown Los Angeles is in the midst of a typhus outbreak, according to health officials, with several homeless people who live near City Hall among those afflicted. It flourishes in unsanitary conditions and is often spread by infected fleas hitching rides on rats. It is rarely fatal when treated quickly with antibiotics but epidemics killed thousands in the Middle Ages.”

Someone WAY out of their league! No one ever said you had to be smart to be a Politician.

This story is located at:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/los-angeles-city-councils-president-suggests-to-deploy-army-of-cats-to-deal-with-rat-situation

Public Health Disaster from Earthquakes Just Waiting to Occur.

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For several years now, on Facebook, I’ve shared a lot of information about earthquakes and volcanoes. Over the past several weeks, there have been some major events concerning these Natural Disasters and the numbers of active/starting to become active volcanoes is increasing and there are a lot of upper magnitude earthquakes occurring.  Now California has become active – some have even predicted an active volcano somewhere in California in the next 30 years.

From my standpoint, this is just a MAJOR Public Health Disaster waiting to occur anywhere on the West Coast of the United States.

On my June 27th post, I talked about the double digit homelessness increases up and down the West Coast and how the politicians couldn’t be trusted to remedy the situation.

When the Governor of the State of California blames Texas for the increase in California’s hemelessness population, you know they can’t be trusted.

When the President of Los Angelos City Council talks about importing a “Army of Cats” to remedy the rodent problem causing the TYPHUS outbreak, you know they can’t be trusted – if not downright stupid.

When they are crying about as $15.00 an hour living wage to help people out of poverty, but the average real “Living Wage” needed to get an apartment is $61.00 an hour in San Francisco and L.A. is over $50.00 an hour then you know you can’t trust the politicians.

Some of the recent articles about San Franciso:

Homeless Population Surges Across San Francisco Bay Area – CBS San Francisco – posted 5/18/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/05/16/homeless-population-surges-across-san-francisco-bay-area/

$61/Hour Wage Needed To Rent 2-Bedroom In San Francisco, $54/Hour In San Jose – CBS San Francisco – posted 6/21/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/06/20/housing-wage-61-san-francisco-54-san-jose-nlihc/?utm_campaign=true_anthem&utm_content=5d0c9ccbe84fc20001cf23a4&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=social

San Francisco’s Homeless Population Sees Double-Digit Growth With More Living In Cars – CBS San Francisco – posted 7/5/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/07/05/san-franciscos-homeless-population-sees-double-digit-growth-with-more-living-in-cars/

Recent articles about L.A.:

Healing the Sick Among LA’s Homeless: Expert Perspectives – posted 6/19/19

https://www.contagionlive.com/news/healing-the-sick-among-las-homeless-expert-perspectives

How to Solve Los Angeles’s Homelessness Crisis – The Atlantic – posted 6/19/19

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/06/how-solve-los-angeless-homelessness-crisis/591976/

‘If Not Us, Who?’: Dr. Drew Urges Clinicians to Speak Up on West Coast Infectious Disease Crisis – posted 6/19/19

https://www.contagionlive.com/news/if-not-us-who-dr-drew-urges-clinicians-to-speak-up-on-west-coast-infectious-disease-crisis

Leader of recall effort against L.A. mayor: City leaving people ‘on street to die’ by not fixing homelessness crisis | Fox News – posted 6/20/19

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/los-angeles-mayor-people-homelessness-crisis-recall-leader

What I am trying to say is that IF the “BIG ONE” occurs, in California (or even Oregon or Washington) you are talking about around a QUARTER of a MILLION Homeless casualties BEFORE getting to the Non-Homeless Casualties. 

No system can handle that.

Page info:

Public Health Issues – U.S. Cities, States and Areas

Public Health Issues – U.S. Cities, States and Areas

 

 

 

The Black Plague – Eric Burdon & The Animals – YouTube – posted 7/4/19

The Black Plague

[Gregorian chants]

The bell tolls
The black plague has struck
Diseased eyes roll upwards
As if knowing which direction their souls will travel
(bring out your dead)

A woman in black cries
As the deathly procession passes by
And monks moan en masse

[Gregorian chants]

The yet clean peasant pounds upon the castle door
For it is safer inside the walls
Their knocking pounds a dull tone across the quiet, deserted courtyard
The bodies of unfortunates bloat in the hot sun outside the castle walls
And ones ignorant of all facts plunder the diseased corpses for remaining riches.
(bring out your dead)

And the bell tolls on
A man walks around the castle walls on the outside
The light from his lamp dancing shadows as he moves
He tends the sick
Gives comfort to all he can for dying woman and crying man
But he feels it most for the children
(unclean)

Tears glisten on his cheek
Did man ever deserve this death?
And not all will die, just the poor
For the rich are inside the castle walls
And he knows he could be with them
And they laugh at this fool of a man
Through the stone fortress windows
And the bell tolls on
(unclean)

And many deaths and many days later
Many tears have been cry cried but in vain
For tears can never erase the pain of death
Only time has that talent
His hands are now blistered but this man walks on
The only element of sanity that the people look to him for answers and he answers all
And the bell tolls on inside the castle wall
(bring out your dead)

The dead are now buried and the plague is at its end
Life for the people flowers again
They breathe fresh air like they did once before
And there is not a sound from beyond the castle walls
The bell has stopped

And only silence is heard
And the peasants outside wonder what happened within
In their bones they feel something is wrong
The bell has been silent much too long
For many days not one soul has stirred from the stone fortress where the rich people live
No one came and no one went
Fear can do many strange things

And even though water ran low
Their mouths burnt and belly’s caked dry
Not one person put a foot outside
No one had that much courage
For they feared the peasants and their world outside
So they played it safe and didn’t move
But one by one they perished and died

Songwriters: BARRIE ERNEST JENKINS, DANNY MCCULLOCH, ERIC VICTOR BURDON, JOHN WEIDER, VICTOR BRIGGS
© Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
For non-commercial use only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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