Showing posts from January, 2018

Grade DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Congress & tRump on Homelessness in Lieu of 2018 Elections & Sure Revolution

Washington, DC is a strange place. (That's the understatement of the millennium.) It's getting stranger by the day. But, since this is a blog post and not a book, I'll only visit matters pertaining to strange governance for now. The strange White House 'resident, tRump, is showing that there's a method to his madness -- at least for anyone who's paying attention. By his inauguration, he'd shown contempt for all things intellectual and scientific -- having disparaged 17 federal intelligence agencies, having denied climate science and having threatened to shut down the Department of Education as well as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since taking office, he (with the help of Congress) has installed secretaries at HUD (Housing and Urban Development) and the EPA whom many citizens have good reason to believe were put there to tear the agencies down. In a stroke of apparent consistency, tRump has pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord and g…

Open Letter To North Korean President Kim Jong Un From Washington, DC's Homeless

President Kim Jong Un:

My name is Eric Jonathan Sheptock. I've advocated for Washington, DC's homeless community since mid-June 2006. In short, that means that I am one of a number of people who've approached government with the concerns of the homeless community and with ideas for decreasing homelessness. I personally have dealt primarily with the local government (DC Government), as opposed to the federal government (Washington). I've watched the homeless population go through a glitch pattern that DC Government refuses to have any meaningful conversation about, as it swung through a series of ups and downs -- reaching it's low of 5,757 people in 2007 after a high of 8,977 in 2005. We had 8,350 homeless people in 2016 and 7,473 in 2017, which was very close to our 2001 and 2002 numbers of 8,325 and 7,468 respectively. Long story short, we have a local government in the nation's capital who've said in 2004 that they wanted to end homelessness in 10 years…