But ProPublica found building owners who are simply not following the law, with no apparent consequence, filing to evict tenants from properties in Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas and Florida. The scores of cases ProPublica found represent only a small slice of the true total because there’s no nationwide — or, in many cases, even statewide — database of eviction filings.
Four landlords said they were reversing eviction filings after being contacted by ProPublica and informed the filings were illegal. National real estate trade groups, however, are already lobbying to limit the scope of the ban. […]
It’s impossible to know how widespread the violations are. Eviction filings are notoriously difficult to track around the country because they are typically handled in city or county courts, only some of which post cases online, even during normal times. The roughly 120 eviction filings ProPublica found represents a review of records in just seven counties in three states, along with the entire state of Oklahoma.
“But it is our great collective misfortune that the scientific community made its decisive diagnosis of the climate threat at the precise moment when those elites were enjoying more unfettered political, cultural, and intellectual power than at any point since the 1920s.”
~~Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, 2014
Walter Einenkel also has a few words to say about Dr. Oz—MB
At Daily Kos on this date in 2003—The Sack of Baghdad:
If George Bush advocated incest and married his twins, Rush would celebrate the wedding and commend the president on his choice of two beautiful women.
The problem with the right, not the pros, who have to be embarrassed by this gross breach of both law and common sense, is that they see everything through the prism of politics. Oh, we’re blaming Bush because he’s a Republican and we don’t get it, there was a war on.
You’re watching a valuable part of the world’s history burn to the ground feet from US troops who ate MRE’s as they burned.
Rush doesn’t get it. We have basically told Iraq that the only thing we value in their country is oil. Their heritage means nothing, their culture is irrelevant. The more I think about this, the more of a total disaster this is. We can’t unburn the books. We can’t unburn the history lost or the objects destroyed. Rush is trying to say there were weapons there?
On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: What Greg Dworkin says is catching on: It’s OK to say Trump might get trounced! Coronavirus rages on, while Trump tap dances, and Gop activists & legislatures pretend to revolt. Trump puts the force in task force. WaPo IDs still more PPE pirates.