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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Finnish Red Cross/Maria Santto
Rinsing Ebola protective gear in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (31 May 2019).
https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/07/1042681

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hAcMzuu70A8

Urgent consultations in Washington, Moscow on reported US-Russian submarines in firefight – DEBKAfile – posted 7/4/19

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© 2019 UAWire

This is where things get a little freaky – an undersea battle between U.S. and Russian Submarines and the U.S. sub lost.

I remember the News Reports on T.V. about the Vice-President’s abrupt schedule change and the Russian Submarine Fire. Now seeing this it makes you wonder.

I don’t know this DEBKAfile site and this is the first time I’ve heard of them so I can not judge it’s accuracy or if it is one of the “FAKE NEWS sites” we hear so much about. Here is what is on their site under “ABOUT DEBKAfile”. I will let you judge this yourself.

About DEBKAfile

DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service.

DEBKAfile pioneered intensive news coverage and analysis of global terror before it hit the front pages. Indeed, our profound knowledge of the subject gave DEBKAfile‘s earliest readers advance notice of 9/11 and its target, the World Trade Center.

It has evolved as a niche site specializing in Strategic Analysis. We have stayed a step ahead of Islamist terrorism up until the present day, and provided the same forward-looking coverage on the Iranian nuclear program and its links with North Korea; Al Qaeda’s expansion into North and East Africa and latterly, Syria; the recent convulsions in Arab lands; the rise of radical Islam; shifting Middle East alliances and conflicts; big power rivalries in these volatile regions; trends in oil and energy; and new military weapons and tactics.

Our unique angle on these subjects – and strong intelligence dimension – has earned DEBKAfile a global reputation and a steady readership – which skyrockets in times of crisis.

DEBKAfile and DEBKA Weekly:

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.debka.com/mivzak/urgent-consultations-in-washington-moscow-on-reported-us-russian-submarines-in-firefight/

This was also picked up by another site “UA Wire” and here is their story:

UAWire – Israeli media: Russian and US submarines clash in Alaska – posted 7/4/19

http://uawire.org/israeli-media-russian-and-us-submarines-clash-in-alaska#

They also use the DEBKAfile information and I cannot vouch for the material. Urkranian site, I believe, and we know what they think about the Russians

We know things happen in the World that are never discussed – which is why Tom Clancy books were so popular. If true, we might be looking at something rather serious here. Stay tuned.

Link to my page: WAR – Is It Coming?

In Public Health, Trust No Politician

I started this blog because I felt that Public Health Issues were being overlooked or, even worse, being used as a  Political Weapon by many Politicians to score points against other Politicians.  Also, most PEOPLE today care little about Public Health Issues unless it directly affected them – there is little “For the Greater Good” out there – only “What’s in it for ME”. Little did I know that it is even worse than I first believed.

I was a Baltimore Police Officer in the 1980’s and became hardened to the daily life of trash-filled alleys, homelessness, drug usage, filthy housing and rampant disease. In the 2000’s, I was the DIrector of Field Operations (Safety and Sanitation) Charles Village Community Benefits District and found that it was even worse than it was before – especially in trash piles, rodents, homelessness and filthy housing. Baltimore’s nickname was the “Syphilis Capital” of the Country and AIDs/HIV hit the City big time.

Baltimore was, and still is, a One Political Party Town and the “Old Guard” political types run the town.  Graft, Corruption and the “My way or the Highway” are the prevalent methods of Government. Add a “Press” that is also a One Party Entity to the mix and nothing will ever change.

So, I moved to a smaller town away from Baltimore and found that it is not much different than Baltimore. One Party Political Rule, Services and the like used as personal toys of the politicians and a “Press” that does what the Politicians tell them to do. Can’t get away from it.

Background explained and now Politicians and Public Health in the extreme:

This is about California and the rest of the West  Coast States (Oregon and Washington). Personally, I feel that those 3 states are THE classic examples of One Party Politics and the death of Public Health. One Party politics that try to control the entire narrative of what EVERYONE in those states is suppose to think and keep trying to export failed policies to the rest of the Country. The problems are many:

         ‘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

         Overall infectious disease articles:

         Homeless Camps Are Infectious Disease Time Bombs | American Council on                Science and Health – posted 4/24/19

           https://www.acsh.org/news/2017/09/13/homeless-camps-are-infectious-disease-time-bombs-11820

          Rotting Trash Piles Sky-High in LA, Attracting Rats and Raising Concerns of a               New Epidemic | NBC Southern California – posted 5/21/19

            https://www.nbclosangeles.com/investigations/Rats-Fleas-Los-Angeles-Garbage-Trash-Piles-                     Health-Mayor-Eric-Garcetti-510171121.html

There are just to many issues to discuss in detail about what is going on in the Cities – especially those on the West Coast. What it breaks down to is that NO politician wants to address the problems because of the political cost. I’ve heard about bits and pieces of last night’s first Democratic debates and I don’t  think it was even mentioned – I refuse to watch ANYTHING political, so I can’t say for sure, but this articles did appear within the past week:

Homelessness is a crisis in some parts of the country. Why are 2020 candidates mostly ignoring it? | The Seattle Times – posted 6/13/19

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/homelessness-is-a-crisis-in-some-parts-of-the-country-why-are-2020-candidates-mostly-ignoring-it/?utm_content=buffer58a01&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=owned_buffer_f_m

The Seattle Times is not a “Conservative” Newspaper in any stretch of the imagination.

Overall, all Politicians blame other Politicians for the problems. In fact, the other day, I heard the Governor of California blame the State of Texas for California’s homeless problem. Scratching my head bout that one. All politicians want to be re-elected because it is a cushy job with lots of status, benefits and so on.  It’s not about “US” it’s about “THEM” – just remember that.

See my page at:  Public Health Issues – U.S. Cities, States and Areas  for more information