Upstate New York Cities are crumbling under the weight of poverty, neglect, outsourcing, population shifts and ineffective politicians. Driving around through the Mohawk Valley is, at times, depressing as empty building after empty building is seen. Places that once were thriving are now out of business, leaving behind the shell of buildings.
No one seemed to ring the "alarm" on the decaying nature of the Northeast. Perhaps fire wasn't the most dangerous threat to this building. Is there an alarm that can be pulled for apathy?
Below is another sad result of poverty and apathy. Humans aren't the only ones that feel the devastation of homelessness. Many of these kitties probably never had a home; however boxes and empty buildings shouldn't be the home that is settled for. They have no voice though. Like children, they simply deal with what is given to them by ignorant adults and policy makers.
One doesn't need to look far, in upstate, to feel the pain.
Incidentally, the Super Bowl, in these troubled times, pulled in a record amount of money for advertising. Obama, the hope of the people, just enjoyed the most expensive Inauguration in history. Recently, the Olympics were all the rage on television. It was the most expensive Olympics ever. Priorities?