"They look at me and say, ‘Papa, I’m hungry,’ and I have to look away. It’s humiliating and it makes you angry."
SAINT LOUIS MERISKA, of Haiti, whose children went without food the day
That is the NY Times Quote of the day.
Now read this most important story about the Global Food Crisis.
Everywhere, people are running out of staples and they are rioting in many places.
Friday, April 18, 2008
It has always been a requirement of reading the popular press - read between the lines.
Never more so than these days.
The headline in today's Sun is all about the terrible situation of Skytrain Posse tasering the innocent.
All of that may be so, but that is not the story.
The story, as I have been insisting for about 10 years now, is this:
THE HONOR SYSTEM DOESN'T WORK. EVERY GOOD SUBWAY SYSTEM IN THE WORLD MAKES YOU PAY GOING IN AND, IF YOU'VE CHEATED, PAY TO GET OUT.
You wouldn't have to taser fare-evaders if most people payed fares. Imagine such a concept.
Now, after all these years, and all these excuses that ADDING turnstiles will be prohibitively expensive, Skyclunk is finally looking at installing turnstiles and a pay system.
Posted by David Berner at 8:39 AM
Another egghead academic tax dollar drainer has published another astonishing front-page worthy study on homelessness. Yippee.
Apparently, people are dying. Worse, they are dying from disease and overdoses.
How could that happen when we are all working so hard and so cleverly to eradicate addictions and homelessness?
Thank goodness for another study.
Why waste that money on homes or...wait for it...dare I say it...treatment!?
Posted by David Berner at 8:35 AM
Vancouver is the bank robbery capital of North America. No one is even close. Congrats.
This is because of drug addiction.
The safe injection site has accomplished what? Three Million a year.
Great governance by Coty hall and The Nutty One, by the warm-hearted, deeply caring Preem and the ever-distant Federal Sleepyheads.
Have I mentioned treatment?
Posted by David Berner at 8:27 AM