Category Archives: Poverty

September 23, 2022

Victim of LA poop attack on homeless crisis: ‘A gangster’s paradise’ (Video)

“The city has no interest in taking care of any of their property. It’s all destroyed, along with every piece of city furniture. And street furniture is destroyed along Ventura Boulevard. Businesses are closed, glasses, graffiti,” he said. 

Paul Scrivano and other business owners in Los Angeles Sherman Oaks neighborhood are fed up with the city’s lack of response in combating the area’s growing homeless crisis. 

But things really took a turn when a homeless person threw a bag of poop at Scrivano outside his Sherman Oaks restaurant recently. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, that homeless person has since been arrested. 

Scrivano spoke to Good Day LA Thursday about the incident and why he feels helpless in the situation after pleading with city council for more support in tackling the issue.

He emphasized that he’s not blaming the homeless, but rather calling out the local legislators and their lack of action. 


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September 2, 2022

Africa is Not Poor Because of Colonization (Video)

Dr. Jordan B Peterson and Magatte Wade discuss how economic freedom dictates the success potential of countries, and how Africa’s fixation on colonialism being the cause of their modern day struggles, rather than bureaucratic red tape, is what’s locking the continent into abject poverty.

August 17, 2022

How California Normalized Homelessness and Created a Crisis | Vern Pierson (Video)

My guest today is Vern Pierson, District Attorney for El Dorado County. He also served several years with California’s Department of Justice as deputy attorney general. Why does California release the mentally ill to the streets instead of providing care for them? Have we created a cycle of homelessness?

March 6, 2022

China is Still Very Poor – Don’t be Fooled! (Video)

China is not the 2nd richest country in the world. It’s not even close. People are getting lost in the propaganda. China is still largely, a very poor country, and the Chinese government is doing their own people a massive disservice by trying to pretend the poor people don’t exist.

May 10, 2021

Homeless Camps Are Taking Over the West Coast

You Get What You Vote For: Zombies!

Democrat cities have allowed hundreds of homeless encampments to pop up along the West Coast.

Homelessness isn’t new to places like San Francisco, L.A., Seattle, Sacramento, and so on. I was in Portland 12 years ago for a comedy gig. The park in front of the club looked like a scene from Michael Jackson’s Thriller video. Today it looks like the Walking Dead.

Homeless camps are popping up all over the West Coast and bringing violence, drugs, weapons, and defecation with them. When I was a kid, camping meant fishing and catching toads, not getting shot and stepping in people poop.

Los Angeles has seen a 50% increase in homelessness over the last five years. LA’s Venice Beach homeless encampment recently had an explosion and a shooting. The question city officials are asking: where did they find the ammo?


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March 31, 2021

Dancing with the dead: Venezuelans turn to desperate measures to survive (Video) (2018)

Venezuela is facing the worst economic crisis in its history. For those who live in the capital Caracas, daily life is about survival. Public services are barely able to function, the welfare state nothing but a distant memory. Violent crime is on the rise, while prisons are full. From the hospital to the morgue and the cemetery, FRANCE 24’s reporters show you the harsh reality of life in Caracas, where extreme poverty means people are turning to desperate measures to get by.

March 21, 2021

“Irish people left to freeze and starve on the streets of Dublin.” (Video)

Philip Dwyer, National Party representative for Dublin South West, and party activists Martin Boylan and Cody McGrath were out again last night to try give what help they can to the homeless on the streets of Dublin. Join the National Party:

March 15, 2021

Video: Inside Venezuelan Slum at Brazil Border (harsh conditions)

Following the trail…

February 2, 2021

Poor white teens in ‘left behind’ towns not going to uni

Poor white teenagers in England’s former industrial towns and those living on the coast are among the least likely to go to university, warns the watchdog for fair access.

“These are the people and places that have been left behind,” says Chris Millward of the Office for Students.

The watchdog has used a new measure to see which groups are likely or not to go to university.

MPs are investigating low attainment among white working class pupils.

The Office for Students looked at overlapping factors – such as poverty, race, gender and where people live – which are indicators of whether someone is likely to go to university.


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February 23, 2018

If Immigration Creates Wealth, Why Is California America’s Poverty Capital?

California became a Democratic stronghold not because Californians became socialists, but because millions of socialists moved there. Immigration turned California blue, and immigration is ultimately to blame for California’s high poverty level.

California used to be home to America’s largest and most affluent middle class. Today, it is America’s poverty capital. What went wrong? In a word: immigration.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Official Poverty Measure, California’s poverty rate hovers around 15 percent. But this figure is misleading: the Census Bureau measures poverty relative to a uniform national standard, which doesn’t account for differences in living costs between states – the cost of taxes, housing, and health care are higher in California than in Oklahoma, for example. Accounting for these differences reveals that California’s real poverty rate is 20.6 percent – the highest in America, and nearly twice the national average of 12.7 percent.

Likewise, income inequality in California is the second-highest in America, behind only New York. In fact, if California were an independent country, it would be the 17th most unequal country on Earth, nestled comfortably between Honduras and Guatemala. Mexico is slightly more egalitarian. California is far more unequal than the “social democracies” it emulates: Canada is the 111th most unequal nation, while Norway is far down the list at number 153 (out of 176 countries). In terms of income inequality, California has more in common with banana republics than other “social democracies.”


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