A County-Level Housing Policy That Can Work-If You Work It. . .


How many lies this time?

When a person starts thinking about housing, one finds out that there’s a starting point and then you dive in. First you think that getting existing housing online is pretty easy; the cleanup and renovations look pretty easy and the place you’re looking at should be up and running in a month or two. Whoa. Get someone who knows what to look for and see what’s hidden in the mess you’re looking at because the more you look, the more things you’ll find that need work and the more the costs may pile up. So time for an estimator and a project manager so things are done in the sequence they need to happen so that you don’t end up spending even more money to deal with whatever needs done later on when you have more money. So yeah, it may be inexpensive to some, but more money than you may have on hand.
So we did Proposition 1 and a whole lot of issues came up with even more misrepresentations. There’s 481 homeless children and adults in the county, not 189. Proposition 1 would’ve cost $.36 per 1,000 assessed value, not $1.36 as was spread by one person and around $50-150/yr., not $750/year as spread by another unreliable source with a hysterical, naysaying agenda. If I was managing housing, I would use a two-tiered system with one tier being for those who may make a mess and break stuff, and another tier for those who won’t be as likely to do major disturbances, major property damage, and maybe steal stuff on the way out. Usually if you deal fairly, responsiblly, reasonably, and humanely with people, they will do their best to do you the same remembering how nasty it is to try and live in this rainy cold climate without shelter. Try not to steal their possessions out of their storage units if they are leaving anyways and don’t lie about them behind their backs-it just ain’t fair to do so.
So where do we get the money? Good question. Herr Trump just took $54 bil. from the domestic budget and put it into the stupid oil war crime budget. Maybe that should’ve stayed where it was if you don’t want the home front situation to get even worse than it already is. Is there a way to de-escalate the situations we’re in in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Yemen? Yes, if the aggressors in the situations stopped bombing women, children and essential civilian support infrastructure in a calculated criminal mass murdering eliminationist strategy. It pisses people off when you attack, humiliate, ill, kill, and murder needlessly based on wrong hysterical information. And now the bankers and the businesspeople are boosting the value of their businesses by doing stock buybacks, enriching themselves but not creating employment or anything else in any new sectors so forget about crucial infrastructure investments. You find they’re pretty bratty and immature about how they deal with situations and people-they want a guaranteed return on investment and the worst of them will just sit there and let people die in droves unless they get what they want. You can only take for so long without investing before things start going really wrong-you gotta give back sometimes, not just keep on ripping, looting, and running.
And what to do about the Wall Street mess that’s getting ready to collapse a’ la 2008 again? Get your money out of the big banks because they will pay themselves and their friends with the ill-conceived derivatives liabilities before they pay you what you have coming. Better to hold a position than taking a big risk that doesn’t pay off in the end, huh. So let’s start on our county housing adventure by making use of existing housing before planning out and taking on new construction, which may still be necessary if everyone is to get adequate shelter in order to regrow their lives in a new direction. So lets do this; lets keep the banking local/regional and transparent so that if a person in a position of power is making big mistakes, we catch it before it’s too late to do anything about it. And that’s why I support the creation of a statewide public bank-one that works for us and keeps the money in the community as much as possible.
There’s always a lot of talk about taxes going up and how we can’t pay any more than we are already paying. And its true, because the money goes up, out, right, and stupid and we don’t get the secondary economic multiplier effects locally-jobs, wages, and tax revenues for creating more jobs and businesses. The money stays offshore once it leaves and they usually want your left leg before they will bring it back home too. It takes a hard, savvy negotiator to deal with them if a community wants to even hold its ground against their onslaught of demands. So don’t do anything impulsive or poorly thought out before signing on the dotted line. So we focus on diversifying into undeveloped local potentials before just letting them come in and rip things up again. We want people who want to commit to the area and it’s future, not just rip, run and leave a mess behind when they go, as has happened so many times in the past. So do you see now how crucial adequate housing is to saving lives and growing up a viable sustainable community? And with a good supply of housing, the prices should be lower than if certain people have a housing shortage they can game to their benefit and our loss.

Then you create a housing holding trust so there’s another layer of legal protection when the lying banking criminals come to steal your home with the robots-signing garbage. Another judge another hearing board another layer of crap for them to go through before they do the criminal deed of stealing your house. If a group of homeowners and renters get together, they then have to deal with another huge amount of people and legal crap before they can steal your homes that time.

Lyle Courtsal http://www.3mpub.com


Boy, The Moody, Beastly Machine Sure Didn’t Like This One. . . .


—AVAST BLOCKED TOO 11/28/17 4:34 PM did restart and she comes back from the dead. .

I Love You, Miss Ruby Red Slippers. . . Satori on a Flat Curve: Whooohoooo!!! .
So I have been doing street outreach for 15 years on the lowdown and have come to some conclusions. There is no oversight over the growing survival services nonprofit movement. And the management acts like most bureaucracies; unresponsively. So what I am trying to do is get people to think about three things. 1) some people don’t change when you tell them to, they change when they are able to. 2) Some people can’t think clearly enough to get it all at once; that’s why the access points (safe needle drug injection sites) are so very important in a continuum of care model. We have a track record of solid outcomes from 5 year continuum of care harm reduction systems in Seattle and Vancouver BC (Gabor Mate’ MD-In the Land of Hungry Ghosts), and three: Housing First then treatment and all that repressive stupid other crap like zero tolerance drug free areas that ‘wet’ people needing  the most help are usually banned or at least frozen out of culturally. Uhoh, cain’t work without that inclusive humane attitude, huh.
so what did we have going back then?
1) inpatient rehab for up to a year with outpatient relapse healthcare clinics part of king county public health
2) needle exchanges and access points with gear like defibrillators, etc.. Saw a nurse running around in an SUV in tennessee with the narcan along with the ambulances.
3) Van pickup to a hopefully compassionate and competent drunk tank, etc. Had this chief guy get ripped off for $300 at one one time.
4) A information database at the libraries for finding community resources like this stuff.
5) Had walking and bicycle medics with the city fire people. Nurse was under fire too.
6) Got a housing plus services supported housing happening here now Bayside Housing plus Services at the alcohol plant in Port Hadlock. Also got a safe injection site in Port Angeles.
7) Had some very low income and extremely low income low barrier Housing First housing going too. Boy, do we need a lot more too. Again NOT zero tolerance drug free housing. If a person is smart enough to understand that we need a diversity of housing community formats, we all are a lot farther down the road. One size fits all usually only works with the bosses friends and everyone else still takes a hike with no breakfast. I am thinking about charging a head up yo ass fee lately. . . . I don’t know ya so the estimate starts out at $25. I charged Killary Clinton $2 million dollars in cash or gold delivered for my support; never heard back.
8) I had people that I could call at this agency and operator 49 would take a message; that’s how we got the police backed down in Seattle. Nice to make a call and have something work out once in a while. A lot of veterans are killing themselves when they get foreclosed on; thought maybe a housing trust would be another layer of legal protection as well as a community builder/grower. Also working on public banking here too. Love ya, Lyle Courtsal  www.3mpub.com, http://www.IONhealth.ca, http://www.bastyr.edu

The NSA/CIA/FBI Nazi “Eco-Terrorism” Shibboleth.

Yup, around 30-40 years ago, when the nazis first took power in the US under Bush-Raygun, the environmentalists were suddenly the new internal “enemy”. Back then, there were very smart and principled people who resisted all kinds of aberrant garbage the new corporatist nazis under Bush were doing. They fought animal vivisection by raiding facilitles, they blockaded huge Old Growth forest clearcuts, they tried to stop all kinds of evil nasty things that greedy evil white right people did in the US. So the moniker “eco-terrorist” was created by the nazis to categorize these people and attack them even when they were doing perfectly legal things, which was most all the time. Because, you see, they were stopping criminal activities by the corporations and the universities that serve them before they could collectively mess up the planet and it’s inhabitants even more than before. . . . Because it really is the same criminal activity and disrespect; same capitalist nazi crap, different generation.
The lying nazi crap reached a peak during Redwood Summer when they were blocking the logging of old growth timber that summer. Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney were nonviolently blocking the logging with their friends when suddenly their car blew up; a bomb had been put on it and was detonated remotely. Then the feds charged both of them with terrorism saying that they had built a bomb and that it blew up accidentally, when actually they had planted it in the car, and then blew them both up. This is a classic US fascist setup and the real shame is that a couple of years later, Judi Bari died of her injuries. The worst criminals in Amerikkka demonizing the best of America once again. And the setups like this abound too. Look at Oswald and the Boston Bomber.
So lets see what others have done too. There was the anti-vivisection lab raiders liberating lab animals-they went to prison for up to six years each for doing the correct thing about horrific possibly criminal animal abuses. The people who sabotaged the GM tree lab by torching it went for six years+. This was done only after all the proper legal regulatory processes were so corrupted as to be completely unable to scientifically evaluate the long term impacts of introducing GM trees into existing ecosystems; the whole protective apparat was just bought off and totally corrupted from above by the University of Washington-one more evil death-dealing university in the US pantheon of capitalist miseducation.
And this is the pattern too. The mining company, or the energy company, or the logging company, or whomever else comes along and says,”I want this. . . .”. and then both lobbies and bribes off the relevant parties in both congress and the regulatory agencies until it gets what it wants even thugging up, threatening, even killing environmentalists and others, regulations and consequences be damned especially under the republicans. And a lot of times unless there is serious and persistent well financed grassroots opposition, the stupid, greedy, lying planet-killing bastards get what they want. And time and again, courts and regulatory agencies completely fail the situations they are presented with and why is that? Because there are weak human beings in positions of power who are easily manipulated by wrong information and then bought off by the pack of lobbyists following closely behind. And they stay bought off and compliant with criminal corporations’ wishes for long, long periods of time. There’s the congressman’s salary and then there’s the backdoor lobbyist payola greasing the rails of the bill spewing process. That’s why they go in broke and come out rich. Think of it; we didn’t have single-payer healthcare for thirty years plus because Max Baucus and a few othe repugnicrats could block it persistently for all that time, and maybe he was paid very well to do it too.
So if the system is totally corrupted and does not respond to the truth because of that, is it OK to vandalize the machines that are destroying the planet illegally? That is a hard question to be answered by the people on the ground in the situation. Very few judges out there are capable of litigating complex cases like that without their emotionalized biases taking over the situation and ruining it as far as coming up with a decent, legal, and appropriate decision; most times judges find for the rich businessman rather than the more complicated community issues that are brought up. And a lot of communities don’t have the resources to counter well paid corporate attorneys even if they are correct and the attorneys are lying and working the loopholes. And this is the rub; that a lot of communities just don’t care about the issues anymore; they can barely keep up with the bills, let alone the news. And activists, that’s the reason they don’t get involved-because they have too much to lose and they don’t have one extra minute or dollar to devote to the cause; it’s not because they don’t care, they just can’t begin to find the time or the money working three jobs when in the 9170’s, you only had to work one good paying one.
So when most people come home and get their eleven minutes of propaganda from the local network outlet, they probably don’t know to fact-check the issue and come to a reasoned conclusion, they instead just go with the soundbites, however dishonest and bad they may be. I have seen two issues now where the big money pushed the lies on the TV where the people didn’t know what to do and mostly responded to the lying propaganda and voted against their interests because they hadn’t done the thinking to see through the lies. They fell back on their emotional conditioning (the hard-working lying thieving corporate bastard is the underdog BS-but the ploy works with a lot of Americans because they don’t think it through-that’s why Bush wanted to cut public education-you’d figure out the scam then). Finally, I leave you with this situation. Tennie White was a black organizer who tested out this piece of ground for PCB contamination. There was very high levels of the chemical in the ground. She was prosecuted by the EPA for falsifying sample tests; a completely bogus charge. The EPA was colluding with the company to minimize the amount of toxic contamination by attacking the person, a black person, telling the truth on the samples. Expect more of this kind of malicious kangaroo court proceeding with Pruitt as head of the EPA.
And now we come to the situation at Standing Rock. The police and the military contractors there had been indoctrinated into the idea that they were facing a violent insurgency that was well armed because all the police and the military contractors were armed to the teeth, as in ready to massacre the nonviolent protesters for whatever excuse was given. There were youth horse-riders who were wounded by live fire, a helicopter dumped pesticide and herbicide on protesters in the first few days of autumn, and a nine year old girl was reported as shot to death by a sniper; a sniper from Ohio was shown later special-did he do it? The point of all this is that the police response was totally unsupervised overkill by people that were indoctrinated by false information to hate on and possibly fire on innocent, nonviolent protesters. Some cops quit the duty because they did not want to be a party to this kind of abuse and lawlessness. And maybe the response should have been given to police officers experienced in crowd management and de-escalation, not aggressive counterinsurgency. Because what played out at Standing Rock was criminal and the strategy and tactics endangered the lives of nonviolent peaceful protesters. And in other places, we have military people dressing up dead farmers as terrorists after they’re dead (Algeria and Colombia) trying to say that they were terrorists when they weren’t. What happens when the cops are criminals and use force wrongfully? Not enough yet. . . . Because the lie they’re always trying to pass off is that the left is the threat rather than the rightwing murderers. The guy who shot Pope John Paul II was a rightwinger tied to the turkish grey wolves, not a leftist as big propaganda outlets were trying to say from the start with no evidence. This pattern repeats itself ad infinitum too, with the goal to blame the poor people for what the rich people actually do. The police and military at Standing Rock were looking for an excuse to harm, maim, torture, beat, shoot, and imprison innocent nonviolent protesters that were trying to get their nation and people to commit to start doing the correct thing about global warming. 105+ environmentalists have been murdered in Honduras besides Berta Caceres. These mass murders are crimes, and nothing to be celebrated. The real shame to see is how willing a lot of people in Amerikkka are willing to believe the lies, want to believe the lies rather than face the more complicated truths about situations.



So Why’d He Do It?

So why did the guy from Uzbekistan do it? What do you know about Uzbekistan? Well, there was a CIA black torture site there for one thing. And yeah, they were boiling people alive there too. And Uzbekistan is a Bush-Clinton CIA economic paradise too, much like the Ukraine complete with sweatshops, starvation wages, no regulation, and death squads should you try and organize a union, why, just like in Colombia under the Bushs. Life is cheap in other words. And certain lives are to be taken by certain others, like your young NYC attacker. This is what is produced in a totalitarian dictatorship; and so what if they call him president; that still is the overall social dynamic. So he’s young and he doesn’t know how long he’s going to live since there’s so many ways to die, so he’s going to make his life and death count; his fate will remain under his control, thank you very much. . . .
He’s heard about what was done in Iraq by the US and the coalition of the bribed off. And we all know that the bosses never really get any punishment no matter how many people they harm or murder off. So the coalition intentionally bombed and took out the electricity, the water, the sewage, the refrigeration (electrical), food plants, and whatever other civilian support infrastructure they could get in pursuit of McCain’s bomb them back into the stone age goals; which by the way are totally criminal under international law. Kissinger’s and Killary’s goal is to reduce a nation’s population by 1/3rd, any means necessary. I got an email on this prior to WTO N30 ’99. And you face the consequences every day; your people slowly dying of a variety of reasons (and there’s nothing you can do to stop it) because, remember the 16 year Iraqi medical blockade done by Clinton, Albright, and Holbrooke? Also totally criminal as well. And once again, they don’t get any time for the crimes as usual. And let’s remember what Albright said when asked if 500,000 dead children was worth the massive theft of Iraqi oil that was committed after the medical blockade. She said,”It was worth it” without a second’s thought. And that is why I know that she is more disgusting inside than outside. . . gawd that face is ugly. . . and that’s how a criminal thinks too. Hell awaits. The total death toll due to the blockade alone was around 1.5 million dead I figure. Les Roberts did an on-the-ground medical assessment and came up with loss rates much higher than Iraq Body Count, and they counted 1,000,000+ dead. So let’s say 2-3 million dead due to a variety of causes, just like Vietnam and Korea, also massive war crimes/crimes against humanity where the laws of war were just like so much toilet paper to be disposed of and ignored. . . .
The reason all the rightwing hate George Soros so much is that he isn’t as much of a nazi as they are; that there’s some humanity to the man. And that is the reason why it is that my friend’s fortune was looted by the criminals that did him; he was a decent man, not a criminal and so they looted him into the pavement. So if both parties are into plundering nations into the pavement and you don’t have the means to come up with a viable future in the context in which you are placed and try to live in, as Saipov faced in Uzbekistan, then they go out with a bang that you will never forget, not a whimper like so many others just dying slow of starvation, disease, random attacks done by psychos, and airstrikes done by other psychos for all the wrong reasons. Yup, the US/Saudi/Israeli coalition has been implicated in systematically bombing hospitals (Kunduz, Aleppo, etc.), schools, community centers full of civilians, shelling housing with white phosphorus, thermite (in Ukraine), gas attacks on civilians (no, Assad didn’t do them), and murdering doctors too; clear repeated systematic attacks on innocent civilians over and over and over again until Kissinger’s goal is achieved. Saipov wanted revenge for what the Bush and the coalition did to his home and his people. It’s sad because I am just as disgusted with the obscenely criminal conduct of my misleaders; it’s just that I know there’s a Hell forever and maybe he forgot. And maybe he wanted you to understand a little of his pain too. Lord have mercy. . . .


Financing of Network. . .

Financing of National-International adaptive network for reducing opiate fatalities and crises. (for Joseph Parks MD). Take a dollar or your county based revenue stream and make it into ten with a revolving loan fund. In order to maintain local control over your capital resources and physical assets, create a city-county-state public banking local-regional system that accumulates assets and cash under a not-for-profit corporate umbrella. Seattle-King County is in the middle of developing a city-county based public bank now. State legislator Bob Hasegawa has been in on this development process from the start here in Washington state. Anything you can do to prevent patient/client abuses is a real good idea for public relations. I found a really good three day front line PTSD program at http://www.psychotherapynetworker.org-used in Gaza.

I am trying to get the basics financed first for a person; low barrier housing, food, medical access, then on to the rest as the need crops up. I have found in my own case that if my providers had respected me enough to listen to me, that we all would have been a lot farther down the road than if they just went off what they incorrectly thought of me on delusional first impressions. If you run into national roadblocks or a huge amount of stupid assholes blocking your way, declare a county level public health emergency (because that is what it really is-a survival emergency), and go around them. The emergency status should give you the authority to self-finance. And look up the public banking institute and Ellen Brown for legal expertise. She’s not a jerk. I hope this is a help to you. Lyle Courtsal http://www.3mpub.com, http://www.IONhealth.ca for more stuff on treating PTSD and depression nutritionally with supplementation, superfood drinks, diet, etc, feeding the brain in order to stabilize it-a lot of addicts don’t eat right at all. . . . so they are more susceptible to drug cravings.

PS The zero tolerance drug free nazi policy is a big roadblock to helping addicts recover because of the US policy of nazi criminalization of drug users and addiction. Portugal is the model you want to go off of because theirs is a healthcare based response to addiction that works really, really well unlike ours. I have two safe needle drug injection sites going in in Seattle and also have arranged for private nonprofit low barrier housing plus services housing to go in as well since the federally funded housing has the nazi zero tolerance drug free and gang free policy in it. This housing is important because 25% of the homeless have untreated medical conditions as well.
PPS Notice how this is asking you to take a principled stand against an illegal and immoral policy-something I am finding Amerikkkans are real bad at; how does this find you?


Why Housing for All?


Because most everything else just is not even minimally adequate. She said that he invaded her tent in the middle of the night. She was no shrinking violet so he was put out again pretty quickly. But if she hadn’t been as big as she was, he would’ve overpowered her and had his way like the lost rabid dog he was. And then it started raining; winter was upon her; the wind was blowing and boy it was cold too. She was soaked and shivering by morning; the sun warmed her a little and off to the bus she went to try and survive another day in killer hateland. . . This is the story that the republicans don’t want you to hear; they only talk about the homeowners on the brink and want you to panic and say no to the housing taxation; leather upholstered SUV’s and all. But there was no housing for Esther, Michael, and Rebecca. And where are they now? Two are dead and one has not been found yet just in 2016 here. They crossed the hate line and now they’re dead or gone at least (cain’t find ‘em. . . ).
So we hear the stories about the people on the verge of losing their houses to the tax man. Why is it that they are so short on money? What you are seeing is the endpoint of 30+ years of systemic theft via republican budget cutting and union-busting. . . Your wages are going through the floor, the boss hates your guts cuz you won’t shut up, and the mythic survival services safety net that would help you if you were fired or laid off is now gone after another wave of republican budget cuts and new illegal nazi rules pushing the homeless out of the feeds and into the street, out of the housing into the street, out of the hospital into the street, and from the street to the prison for breaking whatever law the nazis said you violated-it ain’t funny how the judges just ignore exonerating testimony these days-money must be really hard to come by. Yup and that’s why this one shitty thinks it’s got $740 mil. coming in stolen proceeds from their judicial system. . . yer busted again while completely innocent and it’s all about the money and the hidden quotas. Was I talking too loud, screaming too much at losing Esther last night to the rabid street dogs (see missing and murdered on http://www.cbc.ca), or are you just too alive for the street nazis who hate you and assault you, and get away with it cuz they’re white. . . . .
So the republicans say that something different will work here besides reasonable taxation; what is that? For thirty years here, you have had the chance to work out something better and there’s still at least 189 children and 292 adults here that are homeless-total . Then there are those that are inadequately housed; couch-surfing is a little better than the cold though not much. . . . And the worst of you will bleat “get a job, get a job”, but the truth is that the US has never adequately employed it’s people in it’s entire short sordid history and you wouldn’t give them a job anyways. That’s why the republicans hate Howard Zinn even in death; his book, A People’s History of the United States was just too much truth for them. So when they try and pull your heartstrings about ma maybe losing the house because she can’t pay the minimal additional taxes, ask them why they didn’t just give her $100 or what she needed in order to pay off the tax man. They’ll tell you it’s the principle of the thing and blow both you and her off, leaving her behind in their leather upholstered SUVs. Sorry suckahs. . . I got mine by stealing from you. . . and they made it legal too when Raygun was president. . . bye, bye pension. . .
See, there’s some people that they see as useful and will take care of them, but then there’s others like me that they just hate, hate, hate because sometimes I tell them too much truth too. So I won’t be housed by their people, I will only be housed by real Americans, better people than them who don’t let their hurt feelings get in the way of caring for people different than them; who understand how the killing floor is in winter time-yes ma, people do die out there all the time. Yup, its definitely safer inside and some mostly private bureaucrats work you so that you definitely know that you gotta be a certain kind of non-person in order to first get and then keep a roof over your head and four safe walls with a lock on the door to keep the rabid street dogs out; and remember, not all street dogs are rabid, just a few enough to screw it up for everyone else. Just look at how they’ll lie up how horrible those street people are when actually, no, they’re not. They’re just like most of the rest of you, they have the same hopes and dreams as you, have the same set of nightmares as you just worse, and all of it to be crushed under Herr Trumps, Herr Mnuchin’s and Herr Sessions subversive criminal nazi bootheel lying up charges every step of the way.
And let me tell you, that is how they really are; hateful. When I would go and deal with the massive level of abuse that would occur in the housing authority as it struggled to privatize under that nazi bootheel that time, they would retaliate against me by trying to evict me again, and again, and again, and again. And as the cuts proceeded in secret or at least hidden from public view courtesy of the corporate media, more and more staff would leave, leaving the crap criminal abusers to run the project the rest of the way into the ground, nazi style. One tenant was anally drug-raped and the drug rape team (done it before too) just moved on to the next while the crap staff covered up and transferred the victim-survivor to another place-out of sight, out of mind. . . And yeah, I have a witness to the abuses too. Probably won’t come forward-too much to lose, but some still do even now. . . Hello hateful wall of silence. . . . $18 billion worth even.
There is something we can do for each other; make sure that we all have a safe space to call a home of our own, a place where no one else can go without substantial legal authority. And look, if you add up the numbers, its about the same amount as you donate to the Community Foundation, and it actually is getting something done other than lining some bureaucrats’ pocket who probably hates your guts enough to deny you what you got coming-lied up rumor mills among “professionals” are like that. Because as always, Amerikkka under the republicans is doing everything but what needs to be done; house, feed, and care for our people so that they have a safe and dependable foundation to regrow their lives in a whole new direction. It is way past time for us to make those essential investments in our people and our collective future. And who really kicked that can down the road for the last thirty years? Who redirected $54 bil. of capital away from pressing domestic priorities and into the stupid oil war crime machine? Who did the subversive zero-tolerance drug free nazi policy the last thirty years that turned everyone into liars and killed two of my friends last year? Who blocked Obama’s stimulus plan for regrowing the economy and upgrading failing infrastructure? You got it-the republicans again. . . And now they turn around and try to blame those that would try to house everyone for domestic situations that are happening completely as a consequence of their budget cutting and other failed and very destructive socioeconomic policies, that also happen to just gobble tons of money up and is unaccounted for. Sorry that isn’t going to fly with me knowing now how it is that they don’t take responsibility for what they have wrought; not even global warming after 30+ plus years of the fossil fuel profiteers running the rest of the country into the ground-how’s your groundwater these days? Not so good in fracking country, huh. . . Nope, they just rip and run. . . So for starters, let’s commit together to housing ALL of our peoples to show that we actually do honor all life and mean it-walk our talk finally because maybe it’s the last chance we get. This is not a drill. . . . We are under attack by our own people. . . and most all have lost their way.
Lyle Courtsal http://www.3mpub.com, http://www.IONhealth.ca (PTSD, depression stuff not generally used in US medicine). See also In the Land of Hungry Ghosts, by Gabor Mate’ MD.

Addendum: So most federal housing has a crap zero-tolerance, drug free nazi policy that excludes those using drugs from housing. So let’s set up some low barrier very/extremely low income housing that does not exclude drug users from housing because, guess what? a person who is housed will reduce their drug consumption by 15-30% because they’re off the street and consequently de-stressed. So you can get this thing going where the person won’t quit drugging until they’re housed and de-stressed, but the housing management won’t take them until they’re drug free, so either way the druggie is screwed by the system of zero tolerance nazis-that was the original motivation for creating subversive and harmful drug war policy; it was to demonize and criminalize the people of color and the hippies, shutting down the popular revolution that the 60’s was for America. Then you work on supporting them enough that they feel like they can actually quit and maintain a consistent sobriety; hopefully the housing management knows enough about drug use to realize the importance of relapse prevention resources so that if the person wants to use again, they can access MEDICALLY COMPETENT and NON-JUDGEMENTAL services that will assist them constructively in continuing to maintain sobriety-I also don’t sweat the little things. The only reason I would evict or even consider evicting a person is if there is MAJOR PROVABLE property damage, or MAJOR PROVABLE disruption or large-scale drug trafficking. The three major components of an effective opiate harm reduction system is 1) community public health resource information, 2) safe needle drug injection sites, and 3) medically supported housing. 25% of the homeless population have untreated medical conditions. We have a supported housing plus services housing complex here where I live managed by a private sector nonprofit. Finally we did get a five year track record of solid outcomes on a public health based harm reduction system in Seattle-Merrily Manthey and Kent Pullen worked on that in cooperation with King County Public Health and Bastyr University (www.bastyr.edu-the naturopathic college). It was awhile ago (around 2000, but it worked really well. Bush cut the funding around 2000-no money for black ops. See the book, The Final Mission: Spooky 8, by Bob King.


Ban the Bans. . . .

—“It’s important because issues of solidarity, mutual aid, and anarchism are on people’s minds,” the organizer continued. “They’re the things people had been talking about after the hurricane, because that’s how so much of the organization of relief efforts had been happening. Giving an overtly political space for people to have those discussions was really special.”

Yup, they did it 60 times, 20 people made up 60 lies about me and put me in prison when I was COMPLETELY innocent. Really nice looking people too; cars, the look, that smile. . . But underneath, there was this pain, the stress, this tiredness with the world overall that hindered them from seeing the beauty under the surface in me and my friends. There’s this sense of perfect timing, that they are aging out of their best years right when we need them to continue the struggle they profess to support the most-darn. . . I miss Alice a whole lot more than I can say. . . . But movements lose their appeal and people get scared and “take a break”; don’t I know with my illnesses and all. But somehow we need to retain our humanity in the face of multiple stressors and pseudo-moralistic attacks on those humanely complex moral standards (Oh, it’s THOSE type people over there again. . . ). It’s just too much sometimes and we hurt each other unconsciously; our pent-up emotions just get the better of us, and when we get a reason to justify the attacks, it’s even worse too. . . .
We get more defensive about our space being close to the edge towards the end of the day. So when someone goes beyond the borders of your naturally imperfect sense of propriety, you may just violently overreact. And I have seen this happen many times-overkill can just become a part of a person’s nature through force of unconscious habit-it seems easier at first to just run a person off legally rather than assist them constructively. So recognizing that, don’t overreact, or act consciously and deliberately if at all possible at the very least. Maintaining that discipline can be hard; we are all still learning, huh. And that learning under pressure can sometimes be pretty difficult too. Stick with it. You’ll get it. I did. . . .
When the determination of justice in a situation comes to he said-she said garbage, that is when one should realize that one is walking on shaky ground in a grey area legally, so make sure that you are under control when doing anything that could have destructive consequences. First, do no harm. . . should be our guide. And when I think about involving the police, I do so only after I am sure I have solid legal grounds; with the bans, it should be more than just one person’s uncorroborated, unproven hearsay for convictions, sentences, incarcerations, exclusion orders, and evictions. Everyone should be afraid when it becomes too easy to hurt people. And that harm only compounds the unraveling chaos that can sometimes occur as a consequence. So lets resolve to hold ourselves back from doing unnecessary harm to anyone for any reason.
What that means legally is make damn sure that you can prove your allegations. Don’t push the truth or just outright lie making up allegations out of thin air to harm someone you don’t like for whatever reason, because you may go to prison rather than them if it is egregious as it is in my case. Twelve other homeless or poor people were similarly falsely accused without any specific or substantial proof and then banned illegally from the Boiler Room for a year; this in the middle of a winter survival emergency-bad, bad, bad; wrong, wrong, wrong. . . . The law however is set up that a civil preponderance of evidence standard must be met for each situation you are accused of. If this standard cannot be met, as it wasn’t in my situation that time and the time before that, and the time before that, then the accuser, the prosecuting attorney, and the judge all could be breaking the law by bringing a charge without any substantial evidence, basing the whole legal attack on your person and life on lies made up out of thin air along with the usual irrational emotionalized prejudices.
What this means for us in this dangerous time is that we need to be more restrained in our use of the police to solve all of our problems for us. They can’t do that. And when a person calls in a complaint that is fabricated in order to harm another person legally, that not only does not satisfy the legal burden required to issue the order, it is a form of illegal malicious harassment as well-repeated premeditated felony perjuries, repeated falsified police reports, and repeated reckless endangerments. And it should be good for six months to two years for the perpetrators on the staff of the Boiler Room-not me. . . . because they did it on purpose, with malice aforethought. So no one should act on a person’s uncorroborated hearsay with no corroborating evidence or testimony; this testimony factor is a hard one too because most all the Boiler Room youth staff were willing to lie in order to both protect the space (“their space”), and the fearless lying fascist criminal leaders too-the boss liar.
This is pretty typical behavior for the US too; if you are inside, white, and enfranchised (you got money), you will always appear more credible to a rightwing judge than the person you’re lying about and therefore much more likely to be believed than the person who is actually telling the truth, especially if you are doing something the court needs done, the people relevant to the situation invalidate and denigrate the person telling the truth, and the liar uses common cultural stereotypes to demonize the person actually telling the truth (He was a gang leader with the devils disciples, had an imaginary blue bmw (no plate number of course-I’d buy volvo, not BMW) with four imaginary gang associates stalking poor little lying her, threatening her-no specific dates, times, places, and what was said because the alleged incidents never happened and I ain’t no satanic/luciferic gang leader either, I’m an Orthodox Christian and a real American-ain’t no good nazi no how. . . . For more on this, look up the McMartin school case; the children were telling the truth, not the abusing adults, but who was believed? The adults of course. . . . And that brings up one more thing; it’s all about the evidence (if there is any), not just your deeply held but totally wrongful, emotionalized beliefs about a person and a situation based solely on your evaluation of their appearance and manner.
Lyle Courtsal http://www.3mpub.com