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As We See It: A realistic approach to homeless services in Santa Cruz

There are 22 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from May 18, 2012, titled As We See It: A realistic approach to homeless services in Santa Cruz. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

We applaud the three Santa Cruz City Council members who, working with the director of the Homeless Services Center, have put together a plan addressing public safety in the wake of a horrific murder last week.

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DBS

Fremont, CA

#1 May 19, 2012
The Sentinel finally shows its true colors: it's a fascist publication. How can anyone support these abusive new proposals designed to eliminate unwanted people in our area? What happened to freedom in Santa Cruz?

Please protect the United States Constitution and tell the Santa Cruz City Council (and the Santa Cruz Sentinel)that you oppose these proposed measures that are aimed to persecute homeless people.

End hatred against homeless people now!! Take a stand for peace, love, and understanding!!!!! Destroy the perpetually expanding police state!!!!!
DBS

Santa Cruz, CA

#2 May 19, 2012
I support these proposals.
DBS

San Francisco, CA

#3 May 19, 2012
My first Proposal: Place food donation stations and meal distribution centers in the center of the downtown, so that people in need of meals can actually get them.

My second proposal: Repeal the sleeping ban, and the sit lie laws downtown, also the panhandling ordinances must be repealed as well. It is not a crime to have no money and be downtown. Stop criminalizing poverty.

My third proposal. Increase the Santa Cruz City budget for homelessness across the board by 100% and then hold a community fundraiser and increase sales taxes by 1% to build a new, larger homeless services center that can accomodate the full needs of our community.

I have more proposals I am working on as well.
DBS

San Francisco, CA

#4 May 19, 2012
I support the following proposals:

My first Proposal: Place food donation stations and meal distribution centers in the center of the downtown, so that people in need of meals can actually get them.

My second proposal: Repeal the sleeping ban, and the sit lie laws downtown, also the panhandling ordinances must be repealed as well. It is not a crime to have no money and be downtown. Stop criminalizing poverty.

My third proposal. Increase the Santa Cruz City budget for homelessness across the board by 100% and then hold a community fundraiser and increase sales taxes by 1% to build a new, larger homeless services center that can accomodate the full needs of our community.

I have more proposals I am working on as well.
DBS

San Francisco, CA

#5 May 19, 2012
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

PREAMBLE

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,

Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,

Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,

Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.

Article 1.
•All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2.
•Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Article 3.
•Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Article 4.
•No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Article 5.
•No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 6.
• Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Article 7.
• All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Article 8.
• Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Article 9.
• No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 10.
• Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
DBS

San Francisco, CA

#6 May 19, 2012
Article 25.
•(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
•(2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.

Article 26.
•(1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
•(2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
•(3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

Article 27.
•(1) Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
•(2) Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.
DBS

San Francisco, CA

#7 May 19, 2012
From: THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
DBS not ColbyLOON

Santa Clara, CA

#8 May 19, 2012
Are you going to even THINK about looking for a job today John?

Or will you sit in your taxpayer-funded-catcrap-stinki ng-section-8 hovel, and post to yourself all day?
DBS

Santa Cruz, CA

#9 May 19, 2012
My original proposal, not something written hundreds of years ago is:

Everyone has the right to work to be independent.

The rest is decided by Darwinism.
Donny B

San Mateo, CA

#10 May 19, 2012
DBS wrote:
My original proposal, not something written hundreds of years ago is:
Everyone has the right to work to be independent.
The rest is decided by Darwinism.
You need to read up on evolutionary biology.
From the Wikipedia entry on Reciprocal Altruism:

"In evolutionary biology, reciprocal altruism is a behaviour whereby an organism acts in a manner that temporarily reduces its fitness while increasing another organism's fitness, with the expectation that the other organism will act in a similar manner at a later time."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reciprocal_altru...

Also, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written in 1948.
Donny B

San Mateo, CA

#11 May 19, 2012
DBS wrote:
Article 25.
•(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
Amen
Donny B

San Mateo, CA

#12 May 19, 2012
Until the philosophy which hold one race
Superior and another inferior
Is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned
Everywhere is war, me say war

That until there are no longer first class
And second class citizens of any nation
Until the colour of a man's skin
Is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes
Me say war

That until the basic human rights are equally
Guaranteed to all, without regard to race
Dis a war

That until that day
The dream of lasting peace, world citizenship
Rule of international morality
Will remain in but a fleeting illusion
To be persued, but never attained
Now everywhere is war, war

And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes
that hold our brothers in Angola, in Mozambique,
South Africa sub-human bondage
Have been toppled, utterly destroyed
Well, everywhere is war, me say war

War in the east, war in the west
War up north, war down south
War, war, rumours of war

And until that day, the African continent
Will not know peace, we Africans will fight
We find it necessary and we know we shall win
As we are confident in the victory

Of good over evil, good over evil, good over evil
Good over evil, good over evil, good over evil
Shuddup ColbyKOOK

Santa Cruz, CA

#13 May 19, 2012
DBS wrote:
Article 25.
•(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care ,
You also have the right to get off your lazy ass and get a job, so YOU can pay for your "rights" yourself.

The productive element of society is sick of paying for your list of entitlements.

While you post to yourself all day at taxpayer expense.

And whine about how awful your "free" ride is.
DBS

Sunol, CA

#14 May 19, 2012
Donny B wrote:
<quoted text>
You need to read up on evolutionary biology.
From the Wikipedia entry on Reciprocal Altruism:
"In evolutionary biology, reciprocal altruism is a behaviour whereby an organism acts in a manner that temporarily reduces its fitness while increasing another organism's fitness, with the expectation that the other organism will act in a similar manner at a later time."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reciprocal_altru...
Also, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written in 1948.
Well played!

:P
Sweet Cheri Shari

Santa Cruz, CA

#15 May 19, 2012
Everyone has the right to have sex too with anyone or any gender.
Sex feels oh so good and makes the world a happier place.

Woudn't you say so Shuddup ColbyKook? You were online with me for hours but you used your real name, the original DBS Daniel Barry S. Too bad you couldn't get it up as much as we tried. I am just not the man you need. I can try to imitate a man but you still knew I was a woman.

Sorry Honey, I tried.
Donny B

Santa Cruz, CA

#16 May 19, 2012
Donny B wrote:
<quoted text>
You need to read up on evolutionary biology.
From the Wikipedia entry on Reciprocal Altruism:
"In evolutionary biology, reciprocal altruism is a behaviour whereby an organism acts in a manner that temporarily reduces its fitness while increasing another organism's fitness, with the expectation that the other organism will act in a similar manner at a later time."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reciprocal_altru...
Also, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written in 1948.
The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.
DBS not ColbyLOON

Santa Clara, CA

#18 May 19, 2012
DBS wrote:
I support these proposals.
Wrong again whackjob.

You can't even support yourself!!

The taxpayers are forced to do it for you.

So how are you going to "support" anything?

We even have to support your mangy cats!!!
the original curious cat

Santa Cruz, CA

#19 May 19, 2012
DBS wrote:
My first Proposal: Place food donation stations and meal distribution centers in the center of the downtown, so that people in need of meals can actually get them.
My second proposal: Repeal the sleeping ban, and the sit lie laws downtown, also the panhandling ordinances must be repealed as well. It is not a crime to have no money and be downtown. Stop criminalizing poverty.
My third proposal. Increase the Santa Cruz City budget for homelessness across the board by 100% and then hold a community fundraiser and increase sales taxes by 1% to build a new, larger homeless services center that can accomodate the full needs of our community.
I have more proposals I am working on as well.
I made similar proposals to the City Council for use of their HUD CDBG grants. You're really smart.
DBS

San Francisco, CA

#22 Aug 16, 2013
How's the job search going John?

RV Search?
DBS

San Francisco, CA

#23 Aug 16, 2013
DBS wrote:
Article 25.
•
•(1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
•(2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
•(3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
Article 27.
But then ColbyLOON claims I'm a "Welfare leech" because I PAID FOR my son to go to Cabrillo.

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