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80 Native Tribes Wiped Out By West Photo Essay

In images on April 15, 2013 at 16:42

These are the remarkable portraits of Native Americans before the influence of Western society tainted their tribes.

A century ago, photographer and ethnologist Edward S. Curtis embarked on a vast study of Native American peoples throughout the West.

Curtis, who worked mainly in Seattle, spent time with 80 different tribes over two decades and compiled more than 40,000 photographs.

Although Curtis was praised for his skill as a photographer, according to The Atlantic, the posed nature of the shots are often attacked by critics who say the images play up to stereotypes of Native American cultures.

And, now The West  is the Champion of Freedom and the Savior of the Oppressed of The World!

Bull Chief, Apsaroke (Crow), ca. 1908

Proud leader: Bull Chief, Apsaroke (Crow), ca. 1908

Capturing history: Portrait of a Native American named Big Head, ca. 1905

Capturing history: Portrait of a Native American named Big Head, ca. 1905

Leader: Yellow Bull of the Nez Perce

Leader: Yellow Bull of the Nez Perce

Silent: A Hopi Girl, ca. 1905. She was one of many Native Americans photographer over two decades by Edward S Curtis

Silent: A Hopi Girl, ca. 1905. She was one of many Native Americans photographer over two decades by Edward S Curtis

Dreams: A young native American Zosh Clishn, who belonged to the Apache, photographed in 1906

Dreams: A young native American Zosh Clishn, who belonged to the Apache, photographed in 1906

Navajo deity. Tobadzischini, Yebichai war god, in 1904. The photographer was able to get close to tribes over 20 years

Honor: A Navajo man in ceremonial dress as Nayenezgani, a Navajo deity. Tobadzischini, Yebichai war god, in 1904. The photographer was able to get close to tribes over 20 years

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2309215/Native-American-Indian-pictures-influence-settlers.html

Tent Cities US Photos Essay

In images, lifestyle, US, videos on March 26, 2013 at 14:15

A few tents cropped up hard by the railroad tracks, pitched by men left with nowhere to go once the emergency winter shelter closed for the summer.

Then others appeared — people who had lost their jobs to the ailing economy, or newcomers who had moved to Reno for work and discovered no one was hiring.

Within weeks, more than 150 people were living in tents big and small, barely a foot apart in a patch of dirt slated to be a parking lot for a campus of shelters Reno is building for its homeless population. Like many other cities, Reno has found itself with a “tent city” — an encampment of people who had nowhere else to go.

From Seattle to Athens, Ga., homeless advocacy groups and city agencies are reporting the most visible rise in homeless encampments in a generation.

Nearly 61 percent of local and state homeless coalitions say they’ve experienced a rise in homelessness since the foreclosure crisis began in 2007, according to a report by the National Coalition for the Homeless. The group says the problem has worsened since the report’s release in April, with foreclosures mounting, gas and food prices rising and the job market tightening.(lowmoralground)

A new report by US charity theNational Coalition for the Homeless has revealed the growing number of tent cities across the country.

Tent Cities in America: A Pacific Coast Report examines how the camps have emerged, and the need for affordable and accessible housing.

As the US continues to react to its biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, home foreclosures and unemployment continues to rise, with newly homeless families doubling in the past year. Almost half America’s 3.5m homeless are unsheltered, with a large number congregating in tent cities for safety. The charity’s director Neil Donovan said: “Tent Cities are American’s de facto waiting room for affordable and accessible housing.”

The report examines the 11 tent cities across the US’s west coast, and the charity plans to produce further reports to examine other encampments across the rest of the country.

Across the country, homeless groups and government agencies say they are witnessing the biggest increase in homeless encampments for a generation.

“What you’re seeing is encampments that I haven’t seen since the ’80s,” said Paul Boden, executive director of the Western Regional Advocacy Project, an umbrella group of homeless groups in west coast cities.

Amenities in the camps – reminiscent of the ‘Hoovervilles‘ of the Great Depression – are basic, with no mains electricity, no plumbing or no drainage. In Reno, Nevada, the state with the nation’s highest repossessions rate, a tent city recently sprung up on the city’s outskirts and quickly filled up with about 150 people.

Most tent cities are in California, where you will find more than 200 people living in Tent City in Sacramento, which became infamous after appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Show. The site was currently under threat of closure, but others will no doubt spring up.

http://www.thepavement.org.uk/story.php?story=978

 

Tent cities of USA

Tent cities of USA

Tent cities USA

Tent cities USA

Tent City USA

Tent City USA

Tent City USA

Tent City USA

 

US Tent city

US Tent city

 

Man Tweets Live as He Commits Suicide!

In Behavior on January 8, 2013 at 21:27

A 22-year-old Tweets as he commits suicide.

He was an aspiring Rapper and seems to have been overworked and been Drugged.

Autopsy report is awaited.

In the process of becoming famous people seem to ignore Health issues,this boy went with out Sleep for 6 Hours.!

Probably he had none to lean his shoulders on.

So he takes on he Tweeter route.

Let communication be between persons.

Story:

Annnd, my day is ruined.

Tweet text Reply to @Freddy_E

Image will appear as a link

@Freddy_E It’s sad he had to go & ppl think before you say something bad You don’t know what could be wrong with them… 😔 R.i.p 🙏

The 22-year-old, whose real name is Freddy E. Buhl, was an aspiring rapper with a popular YouTube program called “Jerk TV.” He also had a large following on Twitter.

King County Medical Examiner‘s Office investigator Nick Fletcher told the Associated Press that suicide is the presumed cause of death but that an autopsy would be performed.

The Seattle rapper is believed to have tweeted in the moments leading up to his apparent suicide.

In the hours before his death, Buhl claimed that he had been awake for 69 hours. He documented his night of partying and made allegations that he had been drugged.

But by the afternoon of Jan. 5, the rapper began a series of tweets that would culminate with his death.

“Annnd, my day is ruined,” he tweeted.

The rapper proceeded to tweet that he loved his parents, before writing what would be his last message: “God… please forgive me…I’m sorry.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/freddy-e-dead-seattle-rapper-live-tweets-suicide_n_2424974.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

 

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Now Teen Moms Have ‘Facebook Page’

In Behavior on October 28, 2012 at 16:32

While it is not correct to approve of the Teen Moms, some comments bring forth these Teens‘ commitment to the child.

 

However it is boorish behavior to comment nastily in this page .

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Teen Moms’Facebook page.
Image Credit.Facebook.

Teen mothers have taken to a Facebook page called “I Hate Teen Moms” to fight back against comments they are “sluts” and a “burden on society.”

“I’m not struggling at all because I do my responsibility & I also work hard for it still able to have time for my child more than 8 hours a day. I receive no help at all from anyone,” a woman identifying herself as a 17-year-old teen mother wrote.

The “I Hate Teen Moms” page, which has garnered more than 26,000 “likes,” includes rants and name-calling that the administrator insists are simply “satire and dark humor” that is not violating Facebook’s terms of service or breaking any laws.

The social networking site declined to take down the page because it wanted to protect “expression,” ABC News’ affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle reported.

“This page is against children having children. That is the main point of this page,” the administrator wrote.

But some say the comments on the page, such as one that says teen moms should be killed with their babies, aren’t doing any good.

“They already have the kid,” 17-year-old Mark Robinson told KOMO. “I don’t think slandering other teenage moms is going to help.”

 

 

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Hilarious,Yet…..The Onion Letters To The Editor

In Interesting and funny on September 6, 2012 at 19:54

 

Dear The Onion,
Unfortunately, I have to cancel my subscription since I’m joining a monastery and taking a vow of blindness.

— Johnny Chen, Vienna, VA

http://www.theonion.com/articles/blindness-vow,29402/?utm_source=09-04-12&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily_dispatch
Dear The Onion,
By the time you read this I will have canceled my subscription. I know this may be difficult for you to hear, but I’ve found another newspaper that informs me in ways I never thought possible. It’s the Dubuque Telegraph Herald and I’m moving to Iowa to be with it. I’m sorry. Take care of yourself.

— Ethan Thompson, Seattle, WA

 

Dear The Onion,
This election race isn’t about people being black, white, yellow, or green for that matter. I support Ron Paul, whose skin is a rich, velvety purple dotted with flashing orange triangles.

— Joel Harrison, San Dimas, CA

 

 

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