Poverty Is Not an Accident

Poverty Is Not an Accident
Nelson Mandela

Monday, January 30, 2012

Vlog: I'm MOVING OUT! :)

Uploaded by on Jan 30, 2012

"During many ages there were witches. The Bible said so. The Bible commanded that they should not be allowed to live. Therefore the Church, after doing its duty in but a lazy and indolent way for 800 years, gathered up its halters, thumbscrews, and firebrands, and set about its holy work in earnest. She worked hard at it night and day during nine centuries and imprisoned, tortured, hanged, and burned whole hordes and armies of witches, and washed the Christian world clean with their foul blood. Then it was discovered that there was no such thing as witches, and never had been. One does not know whether to laugh or to cry."

-Mark Twain, Bible Teaching and Religious Practice essay, "Europe and Elsewhere", 1923

Music by Kevin MacLeod


People & Blogs



Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed)

Monday, January 23, 2012

"Occupy Congress - Live Performance In The Belly Of The Beast" - M.O.C. ...

Uploaded by on Jan 23, 2012

I performed live in our nation's capital just last week, on the four-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Immediately following this performance the thousands who were there stormed the steps of the Supreme Court and the White House.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Vlog: Plz. Help; I Need 2 Move

Uploaded by on Jan 18, 2012

I need support, ideas, networking, problem solving to move from this location. I am not safe here and neither are my animals, nor my property. This is an acute priority. I need to leave as soon as I can, but not to something worse, out of desperation.
Meet My Neighbor

Monday, January 16, 2012

I've Got You By Mélange Lavonne

I stumbled on her one day, completely by accident. That's a park, in Los Angeles, where I spent a LOT of time as a young, baby "butch." She tickles me: strong and sweet. I'm not sending any hidden messages here. I just love this video and wanted you to see it. She so makes me smile!
You are reading http://livinginthehood.blogspot.com

Country caravans as tiny, Bohemian shelters in rural France

Uploaded by on Jan 16, 2012

Country caravans, or according to those at Roulotte de Campagne, "Bohemian-style caravans" are back in style. "There's a fresh craze for these quaint mobile homes," declare the designers.

Roulotte de Campagne has redesigned the circus caravan, country caravan or so-called gypsy caravan as a high-comfort way for city-dwellers to get away from it all and tap into their Bohemian spirit. "'Roulotte' gypsy caravans," they say, "epitomize freedom and the great outdoors".

They can be rented in 80 locations across France for about 70 to 95 euros per night or bought for 33,900 euros (this includes help marketing them as a B&B).

Caroline of Hôtel Chai de la Paleine added one to the grounds of her home/chateau/hotel in the medieval village of Puy-Notre-Dame (in the Loire-Anjou-Touraine regional park). She rents it by the night alongside her 3 Carré d'étoile cube shelters made by the same designers (who also created the tiny pod dwellings, Le Pod).

Original story here: http://www.faircompanies.com/videos/view/country-caravans-as-tiny-bohemian-sh...


Howto & Style


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Story with Dick Gordon in Haiti

You are reading http://livinginthehood.blogspot.com
Share |

When Haitians look at their island, they see what the earthquake took from them, but they also see a space to re-create; a country with better housing, more jobs. This is on the mind of Jemps Civil, a young entrepreneur. Every day as he waits for his bus, he stands next to an empty lot where his media business used to be. Computers, microphones were all crushed in the collapsing building and two years later, he has been saving money to buy the equipment again. “Life is risk, “he says, “and taking those risks brings grace.”

Dick Gordon the host of The Story spent a week in Haiti and takes listeners into cafes, courtyards and homes to hear the stories of Haitians as they re-invent their country.

Listen on the radio: http://thestory.org/Stations
Listen to the podcast: http://thestory.org/podcasts

Friday, January 06, 2012

Homeless man had little, gave much

You are reading http://livinginthehood.blogspot.com
Share |

I don't know how to break this to your readers, but a lot of us who live on less than a grand a month spend at least ten percent of it on others, particularly kids. He's just an ordinary guy, doing what we poor folk do: taking care of each other, because the people who could actually afford to change things can't be bothered to put down the remote. The poor have always helped the poor. Everybody else pretty much just exploits us.

Homeless man had little, gave much

Fitzgerald, the fifth homeless pedestrian killed by a vehicle this year in Santa Rosa, carried a secret that stunned most people who'd known the gentle, soft spoken man who suffered from mental illness all his adult life.
Surviving lately on about $600 a month in disability payments, Fitzgerald sent $56 a month to an international charity to support two 9-year-old children in the west African nation of Senegal.
"For a lot of people that's a drop in the bucket," said his older sister, Kathleen Fitzgerald-Orr of Santa Rosa. "It's like giving up a latte a day."
But for a man on the edge like Kevin Fitzgerald, donating nearly 10 percent of his income sometimes meant he had to "do without," his sister said.