Jack Saturday

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations 177-178

But while there are 17,000 shelter beds in Los Angeles County, most of them within the city, there are some 74,000 homeless across the county’s 4,060 square miles, officials say. And despite the decline in their numbers on Skid Row, it remains an area with one of the nation’s largest concentrations of the homeless. As a result, the shelters remain full every night, said Andy Bales, chief executive of the Union Rescue Mission, which operates one of them.

Yet Skid Row’s street people have been watching their territory shrink for years, as downtown developers open the long-neglected area to gentrification. Late-night restaurants, art galleries and refurbished loft spaces selling in the high six figures now form the edge of the neighborhood.
Some Respite, if Little Cheer, for Skid Row Homeless
New York Times
Published: October 31, 2007

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 — Congress authorized spending of $43.5 billion over the past year to operate spy satellites, remote surveillance stations and C.I.A. outposts overseas, according to a budget figure released Tuesday…

The number released Tuesday does not include the billions of dollars that military services spend annually on intelligence operations. The total spying budget for the last fiscal year, including this Pentagon spending, is said to have been in excess of $50 billion.
$43.5 Billion Spying Budget for Year, Not Including Military
New York Times
Published: October 31, 2007


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