Friday, October 28, 2016

Dow Jones & The Downtrodden !!!

Dow Jones!!





The hidden, forgotten and downtrodden 

 Are still living in misery and are not getting

the drift of the dow...

Anywhere USA.

Kansas City, USA.


Photo courtesy of Steve Holmes
This homeless encampment was near a bicycle trail north of Auzerais Avenue near Los Gatos Creek in San Jose. According to South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition founder Steve Holmes, state game wardens no longer patrol the area, leaving city park rangers to do so.

This is one of the richest areas in the US. 

One of the homeless camps of Baltimore.

By sonyblockbuster - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Homeless woman with dogs, Haight Street, San Francisco, CA
 By -, CC BY-SA 2.0,


The sidewalks of San Francisco will become a battleground for billionaires this election season as a proposition on the ballot, Proposition Q, seeks to tackle the issue of homeless encampments. The measure is sponsored by Supervisor Mark Farrell and supported largely by venture capitalists William Oberndorf, Michael Moritz and Ron Conway according to campaign finance records obtained from the SF Ethics Commission.
Donations to Proposition Q
Oberndorf, a Mill Valley-based investor, spent more than $1.5 million this election cycle in support of Jeb Bush’s race to win the Republican nomination for president.
Moritz, a venture capitalist, drew public attention for his support for and $250,000 donation supporting a 2010 measure that sought to increase city employees’ payments into their generous pension funds……………..


The State of Homelessness in America 2016

On a single night in January 2015, 564,708 people were experiencing homelessness — meaning they were sleeping outside or in an emergency shelter or transitional housing program.
  • In total, 33 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.) reported decreases in overall homelessness, while 16 states reported increases. The states with decreases in homelessness were concentrated in the South and Midwest.
  • Despite a national decrease in unsheltered homelessness, only 18 states reported decreases in the number of people living in unsheltered locations, including the street, cars, and abandoned buildings. The national decrease in unsheltered homelessness was driven in large part by decreases in unsheltered homelessness in Florida, Texas, and Georgia.
  • The national rate of homelessness in 2015 fell to 17.7 homeless people per 10,000 people in the general population from 18.3 in 2014. The rates in individual states ranged from 111 in D.C. to 7 in Mississippi.
  • The rate of veteran homelessness continued its descent of the past several years to 24.8 homeless veterans per 10,000 veterans in the general population. The rates in individual states ranged from 145 in D.C. to 9 in Virginia.
  • The majority of states had decreases in every major subpopulation: family homelessness (33 states and D.C.), chronically homeless individuals (31 states and D.C.), and veteran homelessness (33 states).
The map in the link below shows the percent change in the total homeless population and various subpopulations by state from January 2014 to January 2015.

Overlooked in the elections, Portland’s homeless are organising their own camps on their own terms, but fear evictions.


  • There are at least 4.000 homeless people sleeping on the streets of Portland on any given night
  • But the true number could be much higher as the city only records the homeless on one night of the year
  • Between 2014 and 2015, Oregon witnessed an 8.7 percent growth in homelessness
  • This came after a 20.5% rent rise

Sources: Portland Housing Bureau, National Association of Realtors Found, Database Zillow

Chaos, trash and tears: Inside Seattle’s flawed homeless sweeps

----------------------------------------------------Hidden Lives in Homeless Camps in Mobile
They live in camps across Mobile from the woods behind restaurants and shopping centers to spaces beneath bridges.



Baltimore’s people of the woods: Inside the hidden homeless camps made of milk crates, wooden doors and tarps on the outskirts of town

  • Photographer Ben Marcin’s series ‘The Camps’ captures makeshift settlements near railway lines, gas stations, Walmarts and bridges
  • He said many of Baltimore’s homeless feel safer in the woods than in shelters
  • While most homes are made from tarps, some more elaborate constructions use milk crates and wooden doors

McKinleyville Area Homeless Camps

Why the Wealthiest Benefit Most From Dow 14,000 -

Feb 1, 2013 - And roughly half of Americans own some stocks through mutual funds and ... The higher Dow and the "wealth effect" will no doubt lead to greater ... But only about a third of all Americans hold more than $10,000 in stock, ...

Some 95% of 2009-2012 Income Gains Went to Wealthiest 1% - Real ...

The Wall Street Journal
Sep 10, 2013 - DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY ..... Some 95% of 2009-2012 Income Gains Went to Wealthiest 1% ... –Last year, the richest 10% received more than half of all income — 50.5%, or the largest share ... /opinions/income-growth-has-been-negligible-but-surprise-inequality-has-narrowed-since-2007/.

Who Rules America: Wealth, Income, and Power -

University of California, Santa Cruz
(But it's important to note that for the rich, most of that income does not come from ... In the United States, wealth is highly concentrated in a relatively few hands. .... 2022) for the benefit of the heirs of the mere 0.6% of Americans whose death would ..... and that CEOs at the Dow-Jones companies make 550 times as much.

Stock ownership: Who benefits? -

Sep 19, 2013 - The market is at an all time high, but stock ownership is wildly unequal. ... More than 35% of all Americans own at least some stock, including that in ... As of 2010, the richest 5% of U.S. households owned about two-thirds of all ... rosiest of circumstances, directly benefit less than half of the U.S. population.