Posts Tagged ‘housing’

Section 8 Smoker: The Sequel

By mike flugennockSunday - August 20th, 2017Categories: DC Local, liberty

When we last left our hero, he was being busted for public smoking because the District Of Columbia was prevented by Congress from taxing and regulating cannabis, and because public communal consumption is banned in places like bars, caf├ęs, or nightclubs.

Now, let’s rewind a bit and follow a different “fork” in the plot, here:

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Housing For All!

By mike flugennockThursday - December 8th, 2011Categories: Economy, Occupy, liberty

Not a whole lot to say about this one — just a solidarity shout-out to all my comrades down at Occupy DC, a salute to their efforts to build a General Assembly hall at the McPherson Square camp for use as an assembly hall and as a symbol of the need for affordable housing in the midst of rampant foreclosures and escalating homelessness.

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Images via OccupyDC streaming video feed.

Images via OccupyDC streaming video feed.

“A Day In The Life Of The People’s Pentagon”, at OccupyDC.org. (Skip the comments; it’s the usual right-wing trollage and attendant flamefest)

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It’s A Housing Market Rebound!

By mike flugennockSunday - August 3rd, 2008Categories: Economy

Some weeks back, I was checking out this article on Associated Press about skyrocketing home foreclosure rates in Los Angeles and the equally skyrocketing number of people forced to live in their cars…

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I couldn’t help wondering what the cops and city councils in L.A. and other cities plan on doing when the number of foreclosed and unemployed living in their cars starts to equal the number of people who still have houses or apartments. Will the pissed-off suburbanoids who still have their houses still complain when they start seeing ex-neighbors or ex-coworkers among the homeless “trash” living in their cars?

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