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Biohazard
Bigad Shaban, NBC Bay Area • Tue 2018 Feb 20, 10:03am

…a dangerous concoction of drug needles, garbage, and feces lining the streets of downtown San Francisco. The Investigative Unit surveyed more than 150 blocks, including some of the city’s top tourist destinations, and discovered conditions that are now being compared to some of the worst slums in the world.…

Such a lovely place. Such a lovely place.
Nickarama, Weasel Zippers • Tue 2016 Aug 16, 4:51pm

…Albuquerque’s Mayor Richard Berry saw a rise in panhandlers in his city and knew that something had to be done. Rather than trying to kick them out, or just building new government shelters, he gave them a chance to work.

In September 2015, Berry launched “There’s a Better Way,” a government program that hires panhandlers to work on city beautification projects for $9 an hour. They’re also fed lunch and offered an overnight stay at a shelter.

The project has been a runaway success.…

Citing Red Alert Politics
Chris Kitching, Mail (UK) • Tue 2016 May 24, 11:55am

Before it was demolished in 1994, Kowloon Walled City was regarded as the most densely populated place on earth… About 33,000 people lived in the overcrowded slum in Hong Kong, where crime was accepted as part of daily life… The six-acre settlement was essentially lawless due to a territorial dispute between China and British Hong Kong…

Incredible photos. And how the Agenda 21 folks want all humankind to live.
GGE, Ace of Spades • Mon 2015 Jul 27, 11:15pm

…The only thing that comes out of New York NY that is worth a damn is I-95S.

Warner Todd Huston / Breitbart • Mon 2014 Jun 16, 5:08pm

…another bloody weekend in Obama's hometown of Chicago as the city celebrated Fathers day. By the time the weekend drew to a close, two were dead and 25 wounded in violence across the city….

Beto at Ace of Spades • Sun 2012 Sep 30, 3:55pm

218 160 If you stay upset at politics all the time you will go crazy and start shooting people from tall towers on campuses in TX.

Posted by: Vic at September 30, 2012 10:08 AM

That happened just a few blocks from my front door. I was 11.
My Mom was supposed to be on Jeopardy two weeks after that and we drove all the way to NYC and they reneged because Austin was a toxic subject.
It was all good though, I got to meet Mickey Mantle when we went through Joplin and on our last day on Manhattan my brother and I walked 76 blocks to the Empire State Bldg and found out it was $5.00 to go to the deck. We were walking back to the hotel down Broadway and stopped in front of Jack Dempsey's. The windows were all tinted and we had our face pressed up against the glass trying to see in when an old man came out and yelled " What are you boys doing!" I said "This is Jack Dempsey's and he's the greatest boxer who ever lived." in a Texas drawl. Well the old man was Jack Dempsey and he took us in and fed us Club Sandwiches and 7-Ups. We told him about Whitman and our friend getting his leg blown off and Jeopardy gypping our Mom and the 76 block walk to the Empire State Bldg so he called us a cab with instructions to take us back to the Empire State and get us to the top and take us to our hotel. He signed Dempsey-Tunney rematch programs for us and I still have them.

light bulb
Chris Christoff, Bloomberg • Thu 2012 May 24, 7:14pm
Detroit, whose 139 square miles contain 60 percent fewer residents than in 1950, will try to nudge them into a smaller living space by eliminating almost half its streetlights.
coachisright.com • Mon 2011 Mar 14, 1:04am

The Daley's of Chicago, always a family of ignorant, power hungry thugs, appear to have added murder to the list of their timeless contributions to the Windy City way of life.

google.com • Wed 2009 Jun 24, 9:06pm

The Sears Tower will undergo a $350 million green remodeling effort at the 110-story skyscraper, including wind turbines, green roofs and solar panels

suntimes.com • Fri 2009 May 1, 12:58pm

Visitors won't have to crane their necks to see straight down from the Sears Tower Skydeck when the building adds four glass-bottomed balconies, nicknamed "The Ledge," to its 50-mile views come June. The Skydeck on the 103rd floor of the building that is changing its name to Willis Tower, opened in 1974, and has--weather permitting--always provided a view of four states. But to see what's directly beneath them, visitors always had to get as close to the building's windows as possible. The Ledge is scheduled to open next month, according to a spokeswoman for the Skydeck.

nalert.blogspot.com • Wed 2009 Mar 25, 1:27pm

They are taking more of your quarters every day. And Chicagoans are in revolt. While some are saying enough by avoiding them, others are taking out their frustrations on the parking meters - literally! ... Near Broadway and Addison, meter after meter are broken....

newsblogs.chicagotribune.com • Sun 2009 Feb 8, 6:30pm

Mayor Richard Daley said today Chicago has compiled a wish list of "shovel-ready projects" to spend federal economic stimulus funds on should Congress approve a plan. Unlike hundreds of other cities, however, Daley said Chicago won't make its list public.