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Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus
Originally posted by kaylaluv
Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by kaylaluv
Ma'am, most people living in those conditions don't want to be their and are aware of how they are living.
Well then, what's wrong with at least making sure they are living in safe conditions? Sometimes these people start to not care anymore, so maybe this initiative will remind them that the safety of their families is paramount. There are things you can do that don't cost a lot of money. You don't have to have a fancy house to have a safe house.
The fact is, this project is not some evil plan to infiltrate every American's home and take away your freedoms. Sheesh...
This is just not govt's job. You are promoting the Nanny State with all it's ramifications, which apparently you do not see yet.
It's the same thing with all the BS equality propaganda going on now. People just can't figure life out on their own so govt has to step in and make sure everyone is ok.
Jonah Goldberg wrote a book about this type of Totalitarian Nanny State. He called it "Liberal Fascism".edit on 13-2-2013 by ThirdEyeofHorus because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by Hefficide
Understand that there are already federal guidelines for heath issues in new buildling construction as well has rehab, and renovation.
More laws when they already have laws for that?
THE filmmakers behind “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth” confronted a formidable task: to strip away the layers of a narrative so familiar that even they themselves believed it when they first set out to make their documentary. Erected in St Louis, Missouri, in the early 1950s, at a time of postwar prosperity and optimism, the massive Pruitt-Igoe housing project soon became a notorious symbol of failed public policy and architectural hubris, its 33 towers razed a mere two decades later. Such symbolism found its most immediate expression in the iconic image of an imploding building, the first of Pruitt-Igoe's towers to be demolished in 1972 (it was featured in the cult film Koyaanisqatsi, with Philip Glass's score murmuring in the background). The spectacle was as powerful politically as it was visually, locating the failure of Pruitt-Igoe within the buildings themselves—in their design and in their mission.
The complex was supposed to put the modernist ideals of Le Corbusier into action; at the time, Architectural Forum ran a story praising the plan to replace “ramshackle houses jammed with people—and rats” in the city's downtown with “vertical neighbourhoods for poor people.” The main architect was Minoru Yamasaki, who would go on to design another monument to modernism that would also be destroyed, but for very different reasons, and under very different circumstances:
The promise of Pruitt-Igoe's early years was swiftly overtaken by a grim reality. Occupancy peaked at 91% in 1957, and from there began its precipitous decline. By the late 1960s the buildings had been denuded of its residents, the number of windows broken to the point where it was possible to see straight through to the other side. The residents that remained had to act tough for the chance to come and go unmolested.
Originally posted by Jeremiah65
reply to post by Golf66
Excellent post and excellent point. I wish more people could see where things like this lead. It is not "law" now...but once you open the door a crack, they get their foot in and push it the rest of the way open.