Wonderful people opening their hearts to the homeless. And not a word was said about climate change in the SOTU address. What will it take to open the eyes of some?
Last week, many parts of the U.S. found themselves in the midst of a Polar Vortex, seeing record-breaking low temperatures. You know that expression, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”? Well, the going got tough last week, and … the tough got going.
Chicago was one of the hardest hit, with temperatures dropping at one point to -38° (F). Chicago, like most major cities, has a significant homeless population, and while the Salvation Army went around the city taking as many of the homeless as possible to shelters, there was still a contingent of homeless people living in a tent city on the South Side, using propane tanks for heat. Until … one of the propane tanks exploded, the fire department was called, and all the propane tanks were confiscated by city officials, who called them a ‘Level 1 Hazmat risk’.
“There was a significant amount…
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