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Can you imagine not coming home every evening to your own space? We often take our living spaces for granted, forgetting that so many people don’t have the same luxuries as we do.

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In industrialized nations, the homeless tend to be overlooked, thanks to the presence of affluence and social classes. These hierarchal structures have a unique ability to separate us, encouraging us to compete with one another and focus on our individual wants rather than the needs of the collective.

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It’s estimated that more than half a million people are forcibly homeless on any given night in America. They have nowhere to go, and cities have nowhere to put them, because there simply aren’t enough safe shelters to satisfy demand.

In order to develop a greater understanding of what it’s like to be homeless, the Mayor of Salt Lake County, Utah, Ben McAdams, spent three days (two nights) living on the streets. According to the Mayor, his experience was “shocking.”

Salt Lake Mayor Learns What It’s Like to Be Homeless

McAdams’ social experiment took place on March 24, when he left his office to embark on his three-day journey living on the streets. Clearly his experience happened months ago, but it’s only coming out now because he tried to keep it under wraps, not wanting it to seem like a “publicity stunt in the face of human suffering.”

His first night was spent sleeping literally on the streets, because he wanted to further understand why someone would choose to sleep on the street rather than in a shelter. It was raining and extremely cold, given that it was mid-March.

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“It was cold — below 40s,” McAdams explained. “You wonder why people would choose to do that, knowing that there were beds available in the shelter.”

Well, they certainly got their answers when they visited a shelter the second night, as it was filled with drugs and violence. Shelters aren’t like hotels — you don’t get the comfort of privacy. McAdams allegedly watched someone in the same dorm room inject drugs into his arm, and witnessed a fight, too.

“I don’t want to focus on my brief firsthand experience because I know there are people who see the same and worse every single day,” he said. “The things I saw in my very brief time were shocking and reaffirmed my commitment to take action now.”

McAdams was told not to remove his shoes because they would be stolen and not to go to the washroom because it was too dangerous.

It’s not just adults seeking shelter at these places, it’s families and children as well.

“What psychological trauma is probably inflicted on a child who doesn’t know where he’s going to sleep or where his next meal is going to come from?” McAdams asked, explaining that “we’ve got to do better for these kids.”

Keep in mind that when people conduct social experiments like these, they’re only getting a taste of what it’s truly like to live with these issues. Yes, they’re placing themselves directly in the heart of the issue, but they don’t actually know what it’s like to feel homeless. At the end of the day, if anything went wrong, they know they have the comforts of a warm bed, food, and healthcare to fall back on.

The Mayor was also in familiar company, as one of his colleagues conducted the social experiment with him, posing as another homeless person. They both left behind their wallets, with no money or IDs on hand, so they could truly deepen their understanding of the homeless system.

So, what was the Mayor’s key takeaway from his experience? McAdams said that after only getting an idea of what it’s like to be homeless, “doing nothing is not an option, even if it’s the end of me politically.”

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It’s stories like these that really inspire positive change in the world. It seems that this Mayor is truly hoping to make a difference in the world by reducing the number of homeless people in America.

If you can’t afford to make a donation, I encourage you to at least smile at homeless people rather than ignoring them. Feel compassion for their situation rather than simply walking by them as if they’re not there.

You could even keep some granola bars in your car for any time you drive past a homeless person at an intersection. You can always think of innovative ways to help people out, so get creative!

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A large portion of our journalism that you’re used to seeing on our Collective Evolution platform has now moved over to The Pulse. We will be publishing most of our news articles there, while Collective Evolution focuses more on personal development.

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We’ve done this for a number of reasons, mainly due to the struggles we’ve had with regards to extreme censorship at Collective Evolution. We hope you join us over at The Pulse in our quest to keep doing what we do!

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

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According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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