Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)…
From The Daily Caller, “VICTOR DAVIS HANSON TELLS TUCKER WHY CALIFORNIA IS ‘AMERICA’S FIRST THIRD-WORLD STATE’.”
Responding to host Tucker Carlson’s question about why he considers California a “Third World state,” Hanson pointed to “symptoms” we typically “associate with failed states” such as high taxes, poor schools, a super-rich class, and a significant percentage of its people below the poverty line.
“We have the most billionaires of any state in nation and then we have the largest underclass,” he said, blaming in part the overturning of the “very popular” Proposition 187, which would have denied non-emergency healthcare to illegal immigrants.
“That was unfortunately part of a perfect storm,” said Hanson, describing the millions of people who chose to move elsewhere over the next two decades.
When faced with complaints earlier this year from city workers about rats infesting L.A. City Hall, most city officials said little about whether the problem was connected to several homeless camps right outside.
But a newly uncovered report from a pest control company hired by the city has raised fresh questions about whether officials wrongly downplayed that possibility during discussions at City Council meetings.
CatsUSA Pest Control, brought in to assess areas outside City Hall and nearby buildings, warned that homeless people create “harborage for rodents,” according to the report issued Dec. 28 and obtained last month through a public records request by a frequent critic of City Hall.
Randy Newman – I Love L.A. (Official Video)
As reported by The Atlantic, “Medieval Diseases Are Infecting California’s Homeless“. Typhus, tuberculosis, and other illnesses are spreading quickly through camps and shelters. Ever creative, California Public Health Officials are experimenting with a unique new approach to solving the homeless person sanitation problem – The California ‘Street’ Bidet.
Jennifer Millar keeps trash bags and hand sanitizer near her tent, and she regularly pours water mixed with hydrogen peroxide on the sidewalk nearby. Keeping herself and the patch of concrete she calls home clean is a top priority.
But this homeless encampment off a Hollywood freeway ramp is often littered with needles and trash and soaked in urine. Rats occasionally scamper through, and Millar fears the consequences.
May not be the best idea you’ve ever had. NPR writes, “Port-Au-Prince: A City Of Millions, With No Sewer System.”
Port-au-Prince is about the size of Chicago. But it doesn’t have a sewer system. It’s one of the largest cities in the world without one.
That’s a big problem, but never more so than during a time of cholera.
Public health authorities say cholera will stay in the environment for a long time, because Haiti has the worst sanitation in this hemisphere.
So what does happen to all of the products of our human internal combustion system. Again, from NPR, “Haiti’s ‘Bayakou’: Hauling Away Human Excrement By Hand.”
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is one of the largest cities in the world without a central sewage system. Most of the more than 3 million residents use outhouses and rely on workers with some of the worst jobs in the world, hauling away human excrement by hand one bucket at a time. The men are called bayakou, and they work in the dark by candlelight.
**I did a little “Recycling” here because the Toxic Surfer Meme was most excellent.
Give a Liberal a city and they turn it into a ‘Shithole’.
“The contamination is … much greater than communities in Brazil or Kenya or India,” said Dr. Lee Riley, a UC Berkeley professor, as reported by Breitbart.
Journalists with NBC Bay Area released a report which surveyed 153 blocks in downtown San Francisco and found some shocking results: more than 300 piles of feces and 100 drug needles lined the streets of downtown San Francisco, including in areas near upscale hotels and government buildings.
One infectious disease expert told NBC Bay Area that the streets of San Francisco are on par with or worse than those of developing countries.
We could have the makings of another “Nightline” style late night news program. Instead of chronicling the fate of the US Embassy hostages in Iran, we’ll be able to have a nightly rehash of what “Shithole” country Trump has offended today. Perhaps the name could be “Nightsquats” or “Nightsoil”? Just wondering….