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Would YOU let a homeless person live
in your backyard? Portland offers
residents free tiny homes if they rent
it to families who are on the street

Associated Press and Daily Mail [UK], by Staff and Jordan Gass-Poore

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Posted By:Ribicon, 3/19/2017 9:23:51 AM

Faced with an intractable homeless problem, officials in Portland are thinking inside the box. A handful of homeless families will soon move into tiny, government-constructed modular units in the backyards of willing homeowners. (Snip) The project, called A Place for You, is believed to be the first in the nation to recruit stable residents to address a homeless crisis that´s gotten so bad the city last year declared a state of emergency and made it legal to sleep on the street. Portland has an affordable rental shortage of 24,000 units and nearly 4,000 people sleep on the street, in a

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Total immersion liberalism: city is spending $91,250 each on 200-square-foot sheds in which to house the homeless in people´s backyards. Just picture the ill will this will generate among neighbors, and the immediate threat of violence and destroyed property for the do-gooders who agree to such a thing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 3/19/2017 9:30:15 AM     (No. 11194530)

Then the stupid city will hire people to clean up the messes left in the backyards by these slobs. Ever see ANY PLACE left clean by the wonderful lefties?

Wall off the west coast along with Mexico.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rolfnader, 3/19/2017 9:30:48 AM     (No. 11194531)

That´s why I just LOVE this show! .....what?, this isn´t the start of the new season? It´s a genuine news article?????? nevermind.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 3/19/2017 9:30:55 AM     (No. 11194532)

Leftist stupidity knows no bounds. Also have to wonder who is getting kickbacks from the City of Portland to build these ´houses´.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: sinic, 3/19/2017 9:33:45 AM     (No. 11194537)

I´ll bet that, if you´re a common taxpaying Portland citizen who wants to erect a "tiny house" in your backyard for your own families´ use, the zoning enforcement Nazis would tell you "He11 NOOOOO" in a heartbeat.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 3/19/2017 9:34:10 AM     (No. 11194538)

This might be a good trend. Let a few of these bleeding-heart leftists take some street people in. After a few months of interactions with them, the scales will fall from their eyes, and they just might get some sense.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: plex, 3/19/2017 9:36:32 AM     (No. 11194543)

No one talks about sanitation issues. Do this "houses" have portapotties? Water? Heat?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ribicon, 3/19/2017 9:49:56 AM     (No. 11194555)

FTA: "Under the pilot program taking effect this summer, the homeowners will take over the heated, fully plumbed tiny houses in five years and can use them for rental income."

"Renters are an asset to any community," said no one ever. Added benefit of the program will be reduced property values for homeowners, and thus reduced property tax revenues to the city. Potheads are not good at thinking too far into the future.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jacksin5, 3/19/2017 9:51:58 AM     (No. 11194559)

A bus ticket to a place with "Affordable Housing" would work better.

But this isn´t about housing, it´s about the mentally ill, substance abusers, and layabouts that he rest of us are supposed to subsidize.

In the words of Howie Carr, Anything you subsidize, you get more of.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 3/19/2017 9:58:18 AM     (No. 11194569)

How about some POW Stalag type facilities and keep them all together. I wouldn´t want them in my yard.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: WestCoast, 3/19/2017 9:59:55 AM     (No. 11194571)

Let´s see, homeless will invite 8 more homeless to live in their 200 sq feet. Multiple others will visit to party, sewage will be overwhelmed. Neighbors will be burglarized, children terrified (at best). I could go on.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: chance_232, 3/19/2017 10:02:14 AM     (No. 11194573)

To answer the headline´s question.... yes, yes I would.

With the following provisions:
The person in question isnt a criminal and doesnt have a mental incapacitation.

The person must want to improve their position in life through their own hard work and perseverance.

The living situation must be temporary

I must have the right to easily, and at no personal cost, evict said person from the property for a multitude of reasons that would be detailed in a rental agreement.

My provisions, restrictions and renter responsibilities would however guarantee that city would never allow it.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: gaeditor, 3/19/2017 10:08:53 AM     (No. 11194581)

Statistically, about 25% of homeless are mentally ill and a little less than half are either mentally ill or are substance abusers. (Grifter, we got no stats for...)

How long before this becomes a serious, life-threatening problem for these idiots? Both of these can be dangerous situations.

And are these really covered with clear plastic, like in the photos? That should be interesting.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: belwhatter, 3/19/2017 10:16:15 AM     (No. 11194593)

One by one the big west coast cities are willingly committing political suicide, becoming overbuilt hellholes dragged down by seemingly endless hoards of drug induced incapacitated free-handout dependents.New game plan is sorely needed.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ida lou pino, 3/19/2017 10:16:30 AM     (No. 11194594)

Hmmmm - - which would I prefer to have living in my back yard - -

- - a drug-addicted sex pervert OR a completely amoral slut who had four children by four different men by the time she was 18?

It´s a tough choice. I´ll just leave it up to the Portland bureaucracy to choose someone for me.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 3/19/2017 10:17:18 AM     (No. 11194596)

Absolutely not. The liability issues could be enormous.

We know welfare simply does NOT work yet liberals keep trying to repackage it and sell it to up again.

As pointed out by others. About half of homeless are mentally ill/substance abusers. Want to bet that the other half won´t be homeless for more than a year or two. They will work their way out of poverty. We used to institutionalize the people who can´t take care of themselves. Let´s stop pretending that these people can be rehabilitated or that it is "societies fault" that they are like this. They are sick or have weak personalities and yes, we may have to warehouse them because they are not fixable. But stop with the guilt. Let´s find a way to efficiently help the intractable poor but without the silliness.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Keekng, 3/19/2017 10:18:47 AM     (No. 11194598)

A recipe for disaster.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: coldoc, 3/19/2017 10:19:33 AM     (No. 11194599)

If you voted for hillary Poof! You get a new neighbor!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rama41, 3/19/2017 10:23:36 AM     (No. 11194602)

FTA: "Portland officials are looking for four backyards to place its Accessory Dwelling Units, what some people may call a granny flat, or a tiny home minus wheels."
Certainly, there are four "Portland officials" willing to step in and set the example for the rest of us.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Refried, 3/19/2017 10:25:22 AM     (No. 11194603)

Portland must be trying to outdo San Francisco as the most insane municipality
in the US!

How about putting one these "public housing" units in the backyard of every black robed dictator. Local,state & federal. It would be a good learning experience for them.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Pearson365, 3/19/2017 10:35:31 AM     (No. 11194608)

Welfare does work because the beneficiaries don´t have to be bothered with working. Work is for suckers, to paraphrase Seinfeld´s Kramer. Welfare means free housing, food, health & psychiatric care, legal defense and more.

Portland´s feed & care for the homeless policies result in more of them, not less. The almost universal comment of all soup kitchens is "We never knew there were so many homeless people in our parish/town/city". There have to be unused military bases where these sad people can be housed and put to work raising their own food and maintaining their barracks. But that´s also for suckers, not them.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: hurricanegirl, 3/19/2017 10:40:04 AM     (No. 11194610)

So let me get this straight: Regardless of whether you "want" somebody living in your backyard or not, you´re paying for a tiny house anyway (maybe more than one)?

I think I´d just demand the house and be done with it!!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 3/19/2017 10:42:37 AM     (No. 11194615)

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/03/multnomah_county_wants_to_ince.html

is another story on this..
but it gives the PRICES..
$75,000 apiece..
for what looks like a clubhouse put together by the Little Rascals..
apparently this project is ALSO designed to throw money at old hippies who buy $299 of lumber at Menards and make about $60,000 profit on each of these trash bins..

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Reply 23 - Posted by: DebiAnn, 3/19/2017 10:52:21 AM     (No. 11194622)

Good way to get your kids out of the basement!!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 3/19/2017 11:13:14 AM     (No. 11194640)

I spent 4 days in downtown Portland last summer. I wouldn´t want any of the people I saw hanging around the streets living within 10 miles of me.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: chumley, 3/19/2017 11:15:28 AM     (No. 11194643)

They wont last five years for the landowner to take over. The people I have seen with free housing are absolute pigs. They dont fix anything and they dont clean. They just use until it is destroyed and then complain about the destroyed place they are forced to live in.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: swimmerkennedy, 3/19/2017 11:21:08 AM     (No. 11194649)

We call these sheds in New Hampshire.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: raphaela, 3/19/2017 11:22:57 AM     (No. 11194652)

And after 5 years, who will be evicting them? Won´t they have a right to live there in these tiny houses for as long as they desire thus becoming the renters that wouldn´t leave horror show? This is a pant load solution and of course it´s democrats who think of it (most likely female). The home owners are giving up the rights to their property for a social experiment. What will happen to their insurance rates if they agree to do this? There are too many legal implications.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: BirdsNest, 3/19/2017 11:59:48 AM     (No. 11194678)

About every 3 years the rentals have to be rehabbed and all new appliances. At least around here. Maybe sooner in a bigger area.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: caljeepgirl, 3/19/2017 12:00:37 PM     (No. 11194679)

They had an intractable homeless problem, so what did they do? They made sleeping on the street legal...

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Pearson365, 3/19/2017 12:20:33 PM     (No. 11194707)

Here´s an idea: Portland residents should register their homes so that when they leave their homes for more 2 days, homeless families could be housed there. Would reduce white guilt when homeowners are enjoying themselves on vacays or weekends in the mountains. Upon their return, homeowners would politely ask these homeless guests to vacate the premises. If these squatters refuse, the homeowners could move into the backyard shack until their case moves slowly through the judicial system.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: Udanja99, 3/19/2017 12:29:00 PM     (No. 11194719)

Ever notice that the homeless problems are the worst in cities run by tolerant compassionate leftists? If the left was truly compassionate they would be taking the homeless into their own homes, not some shed in the yard.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: msjena, 3/19/2017 12:37:50 PM     (No. 11194728)

Putting NIMBY to the test.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/19/2017 12:37:54 PM     (No. 11194729)

No, and this is for the left. My home is private property, and my home. It is not for the homeless, illegals, or anyone else they would like to move in. I notice, by the way, that all of them have fences and live secluded lives, while giving this encouragement to others.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 3/19/2017 12:38:37 PM     (No. 11194730)

They will make adorable little meth labs.

I suspect the addition of a "rental unit" will result in increased property taxes for the homeowner.

I´m also guessing the dwelling will either need to be repaired or torn down (at homeowner expense) after 5 years to meet "code".

Opened ended black-hole of liability.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: bighambone, 3/19/2017 12:45:45 PM     (No. 11194736)

They are simply encouraging more "homeless" people to show up. The liberal Democrats who run those cities don´t care, they just facilitate the "homeless" voting for them, guaranteeing that those liberal Democrats remain in permanent political power, and continue to squeeze as much money as possible from whatever taxpayers remain in those socialist utopias.

Can you imagine the deterated condition that the insides of those tiny houses will be in when they turn them over to the "do-gooder" homeowners in five years? Chances are the city fathers will then condem the tiny houses, and charge the "do-gooder" homeowners to demolish and remove them.



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Reply 36 - Posted by: Seething Citizen, 3/19/2017 12:45:48 PM     (No. 11194737)

Is this from the Onion? They look like small chicken coops! I can see it now; the homeowner wants the "homeless" people to move out for some legitimate reason or the supposed rental time is up. The homeless persons say no and go to a liberal Portland judge and the judge says "no you can´t make these needy people leave!"

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Reply 37 - Posted by: happywarrior, 3/19/2017 12:57:13 PM     (No. 11194749)

Guess they don´t come with kitchens because that´s a campfire I see to the right of the box.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/19/2017 1:03:01 PM     (No. 11194755)

If you want to get rid of them for some reason,just send in a job recruiter.Like I said before round up homeless people and put them on reservations.Airdrop food,drugs and supplies once in a while,including shovels to dig latrines.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: paral04, 3/19/2017 1:17:12 PM     (No. 11194772)

Portland ought to find these people jobs. That is a better solution. OH then all the illegals would not have work. We can´t have that.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 3/19/2017 3:37:35 PM     (No. 11194887)

As long as they don´t woge and eat the dog, I guess I´m okay with it...

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Mickturn, 3/19/2017 3:43:21 PM     (No. 11194891)

No problem as long as they stay near the out house to keep it clean!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: previouslyon24, 3/19/2017 3:53:31 PM     (No. 11194899)

Portland is a disaster. A huge number of houses now in low-land portions of Portland are rentals, so some house landlords who add these outhouses to their rental home backyards may see a benefit. Supposedly they´ll be hooked into the sewer, but what about garbage, food, transportation, maintenance, and every other regular function that normal residents deal with but homeless occupants can´t or won´t. What great neighbors they will make.

I live across the river in Washington and visit Portland as little as possible; when I visit the areas where this kind of idea is targeted, the commercial streets nearby are buzzing with tiny restaurants, tattoo and marijuana shops, and various non-english speaking specialty stores. Money is being exchanged to keep this little economy going and it´s not from working at factories or offices. Huge percentage of people on food stamps here; it´s essentially a high-level ghetto where one or two people rent a house, then sub-let to two or three additional occupants, and now added to that will be the outhouse homeless shelters.

Portland´s low-lands used to be a town of beautiful Craftsman houses lived in by owners who took great care and pride. Also used to be very religious, primarily Catholic. It´ a liberal hell-hole where newly discovered victims are categorized in 87 different ways by very liberal politicians enabling their voting block in ways only graduates of failed educational systems could conceive. The population of low-land Portland doesn´t even know why they are called snowflakes. But they do know when their EBT cards are renewed each month.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Island Life, 3/19/2017 4:19:41 PM     (No. 11194912)

I foresee a wonderful opportunity for HGTV to add to their series: Tiny Houses.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: citizen, 3/19/2017 4:21:15 PM     (No. 11194914)

Mini meth labs.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: dvc, 3/19/2017 4:29:21 PM     (No. 11194921)

No way this could go wrong.

/s off

NIMBY.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: clipped wings, 3/19/2017 4:54:26 PM     (No. 11194935)

There are a number of closed military installations across the country. Ft. McClellan, AL and Ft. Chaffee, AR, come immediately to mind.
Move these "homeless" folks to the closed installations, require them to rehab the old barracks and let them live there--work for rent. The states probably won´t care for it unless gov´t $$$ follow the homeless. Better than those tiny, expensive "chicken coops" in peoples´ back yards.


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Reply 47 - Posted by: SQUIGGLE, 3/19/2017 6:56:20 PM     (No. 11195017)

I am in Seattle... I am disabled and in a wheelchair. If something were to happen to my sister, I would have to live on $500 a month--and they may take that away soon as they have already taken away my food stamps--I got the letter 2 days ago. What am I supposed to do? We are living on $2000 a month. Sis has to work and she is n76 years old. Our meds are $200 a month and we are living off her $200 Social Security. What can I do--I have many health problems and no way to start a job.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: SQUIGGLE, 3/19/2017 7:01:52 PM     (No. 11195019)

Typo--we´re living off her $1200 a month Social Security.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Tianne, 3/19/2017 9:53:13 PM     (No. 11195103)

And will the new tenants share the swings, sandboxes, and backyard grills and picnic tables of the host families and children?

Will they participate in backyard games of volleyball and baseball?

Oh, the possibilities are endless for expressions of love and sharing.

The people of Portland are so fortunate to perhaps be able to share in this wonderful social experiment!

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 3/19/2017 11:34:51 PM     (No. 11195166)

How about the surrounding neighbors of these willing homeowners? Don´t they get a say in whether homeless vagrants move in next door?

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Reply 51 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/20/2017 3:29:12 AM     (No. 11195268)

Oh, heck no. Look at the photo of the smoking couple on the street with two dogs. Is the other man with them? They are talking about a family of four living in 200 square feet. Is that standing up?

What happens to your homeowner´s insurance with vagrants camped in the yard?

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A French -Tunisian has been arrested after trying to drive a car loaded with liquid gas, assault rifles and knives into a crowd of shoppers in Antwerp in an attempted terror attack. Belgian police, who confirmed the bomb squad had been sent to the area, said the car was being driven at high speed and that pedestrians had to jump out of the way to avoid being injured. (Snip) Belgian police arrested a man named as Mohamed R, 39, on Thursday after he tried to drive into a crowd at high-speed in a shopping area in the port city of

Coke, Pepsi fight soda tax
with smaller bottles
Inquirer [Philadelphia, PA], by Joseph N. DiStefano    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/22/2017 10:19:46     Post Reply
Stung by falling sales at Philadelphia stores since the city started taxing soda and other soft drinks last fall, Pepsi and Coca-Cola are selling smaller containers that incur less tax. Pepsi will be replacing 2-liter bottles with 1-liter bottles, which it called an example of the "products and package sizes working families are more able to afford," spokeswoman Jennifer Ryan told me. "We believe this will give our retail and foodservice partners the best chance to succeed in this challenging environment and will minimize the chance of product going out-of-date," she added.

London on high alert: Police urge
public to keep off streets of capital
as they issue list of NO GO AREAS
following Parliament terror attack
Daily Mail [UK], by James Dunn    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/22/2017 7:23:28     Post Reply
London was today on lockdown as people were warned to stay away from no go zones after at least five people were killed in the London terror attack this afternoon. Westminster Tube station has been closed following the attack, in which a policeman was stabbed to death and at least 40 people were injured when a car mounted the pavement on Westminster Bridge. (Snip) A huge area around the palace has now been cordoned off, including the bridge, as police remain on high alert in fear of any subsequent attacks on what it the heart of Britain´s political establishment. Police have warned

Former Thinx CEO accused of
groping employees’ breasts
New York Post, by Kate Sheehy *    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/22/2017 3:46:34     Post Reply
The devil wears Thinx. The former CEO of Thinx — a company that makes lingerie (inset) for menstruating women — groped female underlings’ breasts, pranced around the office naked, and video-chatted workers from the toilet, a complaint charges. The firm’s ex-head of p.r., Chelsea Leibow, filed the sexual-harassment complaint against ex-boss Miki Agrawal with the city’s Commission on Human Rights last week, New York magazine reported. Agrawal, 38, announced to Leibow, 26, that she had an “obsession’’ with her breasts — and then “helped herself” to them — about a month after the public-relations exec was hired, according to the report.



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GOP health-care bill: House
Republican leaders abruptly
pull their rewrite of the nation’s
health-care law

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Washington Post, by Mike DeBonis*    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/24/2017 3:35:33 PM     Post Reply
House Republican leaders abruptly pulled a Republican rewrite of the nation’s health-care system from consideration on Friday, a dramatic acknowledgment that they are so far unable to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “We just pulled it,” President Trump told The Washington Post in a telephone interview. The decision came a day after President Trump delivered an ultimatum to lawmakers — and represented multiple failures for the new president and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.). The decision means the Affordable Care Act remains in place, at least for now, and a major GOP campaign promise goes unfulfilled. It also casts

Exclusive — Discussion About GOP
Replacement to Paul Ryan as
Speaker of the House Intensifies
in White House, Congress

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Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 3/24/2017 9:51:55 PM     Post Reply
Republican officials in Congress and the White House are now openly discussing finding a GOP replacement to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House, after Ryan failed to pass the American Health Care Act out of the House and misled the public and President Donald Trump when he promised repeatedly the bill would pass. Ryan was caught on an audio file from October—obtained by Breitbart News and published a couple weeks ago—saying he is “not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future.” While the audio file does not make the comments clear, Ryan’s staff later claimed

´They´ve ruined the neighborhood´: Furious
neighbors of Ivanka and Jared - including Fox
anchor-lash out at their ´rotting trash
bags´, ´noise´ and bad parking, claiming*

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Associated Press & Daily Mail (UK), by Staff & Karen Ruiz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/25/2017 12:00:59 PM     Post Reply
Nearly three months after the Trump clan moved into their new posh Washington neighborhood, neighbors of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have expressed their fury over the presidential family´s lack of community etiquette that is ´ruining´ the suburb. Residents have complained their new neighbors have been hogging parking on an already crowded street and leaving trash bags rotting on the curb. A big part of the complaint: a huge security presence, with even a trip to the playground requiring three vans. They have groused that sidewalks have been closed, public parking overrun and that the family and their staff can´t

McCain: I’ve Yet to Meet President
Trump Since He Took Office

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Daily Beast, by Kimberly Dozier    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/24/2017 9:36:01 PM     Post Reply
BRUSSELS—Republican Senator John McCain revealed he hasn’t met the President Donald Trump in person since he took office, and he urged Trump to reach out to his opponents—Democratic and otherwise—ala Ronald Reagan if he wants to repeal Obamacare. “Do some outreach. Get to know some of these Democratic leaders,” he said. “You can find common ground.” McCain said he’d met Trump “some years ago” when he was a businessman, but had not met him since. McCain said he did speak “almost daily” to National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, however. “He doesn’t seem to

Inside the GOP’s Health Care Debacle
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Politico, by Tim Alberta    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/25/2017 6:52:07 AM     Post Reply
Donald Trump had heard enough about policy and process. It was Thursday afternoon and members of the House Freedom Caucus were peppering the president with wonkish concerns about the American Health Care Act—the language that would leave Obamacare’s “essential health benefits” in place, the community rating provision that limited what insurers could charge certain patients, and whether the next two steps of Speaker Paul Ryan’s master plan were even feasible—when Trump decided to cut them off."Forget about the little "stuff", Trump said, according to multiple sources in the room. "Let´s focus on the big picture here."The group of roughly 30

GOP cave on Obamacare
repeal is the biggest broken
promise in political history

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Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/25/2017 5:09:20 AM     Post Reply
Broken promises are as old as politics itself, and there are many famous examples of them in modern history. President George H.W. Bush´s "read my lips, no new taxes" pledge comes immediately to mind, as does President Bill Clinton reneging on his middle-class tax cut, and President Barack Obama never closing Guantanamo Bay. But in each of those cases, those were promises that were made in a given campaign by a given politician. The promise of Obamacare repeal is much different. Republicans ran on repealing and replacing Obamacare for seven years, over the course of four election cycles. They won the

Maryland governor:
No guarantees of children’s
safety amid rape case

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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 3/24/2017 11:56:45 AM     Post Reply
(Video)Maryland’s governor said Friday he cannot promise parents of children in Montgomery County schools, where a freshman high school student was allegedly raped by two older teenagers, that their children will be safe. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s remarks came as the assault last Thursday by two immigrants, at least one of whom is in the U.S. illegally, has become a flashpoint for parents worried that the county’s “sanctuary” status for illegal immigrants exposes their school children to danger.“I’m not sure I can give assurances that their children will be safe,” he said. What he did give assurances about, however, was that he

Climate change helped
cause Brexit, says Al Gore

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Independent [UK], by Ian Johnston    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/25/2017 5:01:14 AM     Post Reply
Brexit was caused in part by climate change, former US Vice-President Al Gore has said, warning that extreme weather is creating political instability “the world will find extremely difficult to deal with”. Mr Gore, speaking at an event in which he previewed a sequel to his landmark 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, said the “principal” cause of the Syrian Civil War had been the worst drought in 900 years, which forced 1.5 million people to move from the countryside to the cities. There they met a similar number of Iraqis who had fled the conflict in their homeland, creating powder keg conditions

Paul Ryan Is Solely To Blame
For RyanCare´s Demise

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 3/24/2017 5:04:13 PM     Post Reply
Health Reform: Friday´s decision to pull the American Health Care Act from the House floor because it lacked enough votes to pass was a culmination of months of bad decisions, poor planning, and terrible messaging by the GOP leadership in the House. This failure undermines not only the party´s credibility, but President Trump´s purported ability to "make great deals." Worse, it emboldens the left-wing "resistance." Back in early December, we warned in this space that the Republican´s ObamaCare repeal effort was "off to a bad start." That was when House Speaker Paul Ryan was talking up a "repeal and delay" plan that

Whatever you do, don’t say yes when
this chatbot asks, ´Can you hear me?´

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Los Angeles Times, by David Lazarus    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 3/25/2017 7:29:49 AM     Post Reply
It´s the most cunning robocall scam I’ve encountered — and the fact that I’ve fallen for it more than once tells you how successful it can be. The phone rings. You pick it up and say “hello.” There’s a brief silence and then a woman’s voice says, “Oh, hi there!” She offers an embarrassed laugh. “I’m sorry, I was having a little trouble with my headset!”I’ve gotten this call a number of times in recent weeks, at home and at work, and each time I’ve been suckered by the lifelike opening to stay on the line longer than I normally

Republicans Admit Defeat On
Health Care Bill: ´Obamacare
Is The Law Of The Land´

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National Public Radio, by Jessica Taylor    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 3/24/2017 5:13:40 PM     Post Reply
House Republicans scrapped a vote on their health care replacement plan on Friday after defections from both the right and center that made it clear the bill would not pass. President Trump tried to spin the setback as a defeat for Democrats who wouldn´t cross the aisle to support the bill — despite not making any entreaties to the minority party. Trump — who is the first president to enter office without any political or legislative experience — did seem to admit there was a bit of a learning curve when it came to such a complex issue. "This was an interesting

´A victory for all Americans´: A very happy
Hillary Clinton celebrates President
Trump´s healthcare humiliation

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Daily Mail [UK], by Ariel Zilber    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/25/2017 12:30:49 AM     Post Reply
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that the defeat of the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare was ´a victory for all Americans.´ The Democrat, who lost to President Donald Trump in the November 8 election, tweeted: ´Today was a victory for the 24,000,000 people at risk of losing their health insurance, for seniors, for families battling the quiet epidemic of addiction, for new moms and women everywhere.´ ´Most of all, it´s a victory for anyone who believes affordable health care is a human right.´ ´We cannot forget: This victory happened because people in every corner of our country committed their


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