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Sunday, August 1, 2010

You Might Be Better Off in Bangladesh

"If you don't have to see it on your way home to Brentwood, who cares?"- From Part 5

There are higher numbers of homeless families every day now, due to the disappearance of jobs and banks foreclosing on homes. Our national $1.2 trillion budget deficit is a “major obstacle” to funding the National Housing Trust Fund, according to Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, quoted last week…


The new American middle class homeless trek from city to city, where news stories say there may be jobs:

Seeking oil spill work, homeless fill Gulf Coast shelters
from: blog.al.com. The director of the homeless service center 15 Place in downtown Mobile calls them "rainbow chasers" -- unemployed, sometimes unemployable, people who've come to Mobile in hopes of striking oil cleanup gold...

Meanwhile, visit InvisiblePeople.tv "the face and voice of homelessness" for more of the story.


A bank from Bangladesh comes to New York City, the financial capital of the world, to give poverty stricken women an opportunity to show their innovation and entrepreneurship and create thousands of small businesses. "I thought that America led the world in innovation and entrepreneurship, but in this area it seems to be Bangladesh." From OC Daily Pilot july 31, 2010

(Re Grameen Bank, a project for poor women to start up small businesses presented at FreedomFest started in Bangladesh by economist Muhammad Yunus.)


I Found the John Lennon Song I've Been Looking for Since 2004, that Defined Our Homelessness:

We were about to live on the street, our money had run out, January 1, 2004. As Lizzie and I pulled away from homeless hotel number 7, the radio station played this song, and it SO described what we were feeling and thinking that morning.

August 1, 2010, I heard the song again finally, it's part of the soundtrack of The U.S. Vs. John Lennon that was on cable yesterday... the film only plays about three bars of the song, little more, but I heard it, and I finally found it!


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