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Global Skywatch

homelessness, unemployment and immigration

Honest investigative reporters are looking into this and finding official stories are “truth challenged” to say the least. It is not as if the information is unavailable. Here are three sources that are not afraid of telling the real story.

You really deserve to know what is going on. It enables you to judge the charlatans VS those who would like to solve the real problems.

The Ron Paul Liberty Report:

Unemployment:​ Record Low. Homelessness: Record High. Something’s Fishy.

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Just for perspective, here are the real numbers compared to the books our government has been cooking for the last thirty years. Ron Paul mentioned the disparity under his breath. Insiders know the truth has been a victim.

Ron also mentioned John Williams and ShadowStats.com who produced and published the chart to the right. These are the real numbers obscured since early in the Clinton era.

The story below contrasts the failing Seattle and San Francisco models to the successful New Hampshire model. It is not like these problems are impossible. They simply do not fit the current political agenda.

– Ted

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A Brewing Rebellion in the Emerald City
Seattle residents are losing patience with the city’s out-of-control homelessness problem.
Christopher F. Rufo

For the past five years, like many of its West Coast counterparts, Seattle has endured a steady expansion of homelessness, addiction, mental illness, crime, and street disorder. But the activist class—a political and cultural elite comprising leaders in government, nonprofits, philanthropy, and media—has enforced a strict taboo on declaring the obvious: something is terribly wrong in the Emerald City.

Last month, veteran Seattle reporter Eric Johnson of KOMO violated that taboo with a shocking, hour-long documentary called Seattle is Dying, which revealed how the city has allowed a small subset of the homeless population—drug-addicted and mentally-ill criminals—to wreak havoc. Johnson’s portrait is backed up by evidence from King County homelessness data, by city attorney candidate Scott Lindsay’s “prolific offender” report on 100 homeless individuals responsible for more than 3,500 criminal cases, and by my own reporting on the homelessness crisis.

In the past two weeks, Seattle Is Dying has garnered 38,000 shares on Facebook and nearly 2 million views on YouTube. The report has clearly resonated with anxious, fearful, and increasingly angry Seattle residents. Exhausted by a decade of rising disorder and property crime—now two-and-a-half times higher than Los Angeles’s and four times higher than New York City’s—Seattle voters may have reached the point of “compassion fatigue.” According to the Seattle Times, 53 percent of Seattle voters now support a “zero-tolerance policy” on homeless encampments; 62 percent believe that the problem is getting worse because the city “wastes money by being inefficient” and “is not accountable for how the money is spent,” and that “too many resources are spent on the wrong approaches to the problem.” The city council insists that new tax revenues are necessary, including a head tax on large employers, but only 7 percent of Seattle voters think that the city is “not spending enough to really solve the problem.” For a famously progressive city, this is a remarkable shift in public opinion.