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A response to the outrageous lies about panhandlers propagated by the Neighborhood Alliance in support of Meg Salyer’s Anti Free Speech Ordinance

There’s an anti-free speech, anti-poor people mob forming in Oklahoma City. It’s been ginned up in the Nextdoor neighborhood social media app. People are  upset about panhandlers.  They are upset about free speech! It hurts their eyes to see panhandlers on … Continue reading

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Oklahoma “very low food security” increases 60% 2008-2010 over the period 2005-2007

The USDA report on food security was released today, and for Oklahoma, the news was bad.  See for yourself in table S-4 of the Statistical Supplement to the report — The number of households reporting “very low food security” rose … Continue reading

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Food deliveries last Saturday

Last Saturday we made 331 deliveries. 75 of them were to families of 4 or more. Here is what we delivered. Everyone got a bag with: Rice (2 lb) Pasta (1 lb) potatoes (5 lbs) 1 Can each of green … Continue reading

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The Les Miserablization of Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City looks more and more like a Victor Hugo novel every day. This is one of my favorite rhetorical lines, and sometimes I get email after using it. . . “What does that mean?” Victor Hugo was born in … Continue reading

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Getting ready for poverty.

It looks like we are approaching “punctuated equilibrium” — a time when events and changes move rapidly — the “old” crumbles and a new way of doing things settles into place. Only one thing seems certain about the present financial mess.  … Continue reading

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