Had The Twenty-Two [T3] simply created local urban farms that included the following:
- Education and/or therapy
- Share-cropping or live-work exchange
- Trade internships focused on
+ biofuels and renewable energy
+ bioplastics and sustainable manufacturing and
+ hemp-based food, fiber and pulp manufacturing know-how;
= mycelium-based bioplastics, biofuels, building materials, et al.
Our communities might soon be boasting of the additions to its diverse family of balanced, optimistic, happily-housed 'reborn' human beings eager to win back individual health and the wholeness of their groups.
These, and many other individuals, may otherwise be completely healed by the regular ingestion of oil extract from medical marijuana, and or the addition of hemp oil, hemp seed and hemp milk to diets.
Not so fast...:
|========= Ahh..., a scenario is forming, it seems ======||||
Instead the 'appearance' of an inch is given,
1) house all the homeless including veterans;
- In exchange for total profiteering by The Twenty-Two [T3], that...
2) expects near instant ROI of 40% in semi-permanent mental wards;
- While an illusion of legislative insistence for public safety;
- T3 is unable to guarantee the health of The Plan's new Guests
- Formerly homeless are necessary subjects for new treatments...
3) exploiting current statutes through the employ of extant law-enforcement tactics designed to
a. strip individual state and constitutional rights,
b. fine said victims into permanent poverty, then
c. drug these 'Nouveau Malade' accused of mental illness...;
In the name of public safety for local residents to prevent from "potential [??] AND inevitable [!!!] behavior" known to surface among PSTD-victims, American War Heroes aka Armed Forces Veterans returning Home. [NOTE: Predictably w/ psychiatric prescriptions!]
||||====== Hmm..., not a pretty picture, it seems =========|
Our Father permits US ALL the free will and freedom of choice, including the poor choices of Fear over Faith, Ignorance over Wisdom or Hate over Love. I like the rich choices comprising The Good.
Plan drafted by a civic task force hopes to slash costs by getting the chronically homeless into housing. But Supervisor Antonovich calls the controversial approach 'warehousing without healing.'
Jacque Walker, 51, walks on his roof at Project 50 in Los Angeles.
(Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times / November 9, 2010)
By Alexandra Zavis, Times Staff Writer
November 9, 2010|12:04 a.m.
Prominent business leaders are putting their weight behind a plan that they say could make a major dent in homelessness in Los Angeles County, embracing a strategy that will face significant political opposition.
The blueprint they plan to unveil Tuesday seeks to put a permanent roof over the heads of the most entrenched street dwellers, then provide them as much counseling and treatment as they will use.
"For too long, Los Angeles County has been the homeless capital of the nation," Jerry Neuman and Renee White Fraser, co-chairs of the Los Angeles Business Leaders Task Force on Homelessness, wrote in an introductory letter. "It need not be this way."
The key, task force members say, will be getting dozens of local institutions unified on the project. The group is asking county and city authorities, social service organizations, law enforcement agencies and faith-based groups to sign on to a detailed plan they call "Home for Good" by Dec. 1.
"I think NIMBYism is one of the greatest issues we are going to be tackling," Neuman said. "But the reality is we can create a system which has a safety net for all those people and ends chronic homelessness, so nobody has to be on the streets for a year or longer."
By reallocating an average of $230 million in existing resources each year, the task force argues that by 2015, it would be possible to house all of the estimated 12,000 people who have been living on county streets for more than a year. Half would be accommodated in existing units of supportive housing, which turn over at a rate of 15% to 20% a year. The rest would be provided through new construction, rehabilitation of existing buildings and the creation of mobile teams to provide services to scattered sites.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who initiated a pilot version of the housing-first strategy known as Project 50, said he gave the plan high marks.
"It is ambitious. It is doable," he said. "I hope the Board of Supervisors will endorse the plan."
But the approach is controversial. Most chronically homeless people have serious physical, mental or substance abuse problems. Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has complained about spending tax dollars to provide housing to individuals who continue to abuse drugs and avoid treatment, calling the approach "warehousing without healing."
"The supervisor won't agree to any plan to deal with homelessness that does not have mandatory mental health and substance abuse treatment as a component," said Antonovich's spokesman, Tony Bell.
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