Sunday, December 24, 2017

Key West Chris-mas Eve Mass: How do ya think the homeless man Jesus feels about women inmates not being allowed visitation during Christmas, homeless people, a Catholic church destroying a living saint's soup kitchen, the Roy Moores, ETs and dinosaurs?

Kari Dangler

The day before yesterday, my homeless girlfriend Kari Dangler, now in the the county jail for simple trespass (sleeping on private property during the daytime), told me that the IC Solutions visitation monitor in her cell block, the women's cell block, Bravo, was on the blink. Yesterday, IC Solutions' website showed visitation reservations FULL well past January 1.  Again this morning. I was making visitation reservation appointments one-day ahead with no problem, until yesterday.

I just got off the telephone with a prison guard in the jail visitation office, who told me the video monitor in B block is not working and a sergeant had told her  the old visitation rooms would not be used. She told me to call IC Solutions about it. I said, that is on the jail to do. I told her it isn't her fault, nor her job, to get it fixed. It is Sheriff Ramsay's job. it's his Jail.
Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay

Then, Kari called me from the jail, to say a guard had just told the women there would be no visitation for them during Christmas. I told her what I had only just heard from the guard in the visitation office, and to let the women in Block know. It's so sad. Kari said. More than sad, I said. Men can have visitation, but women cannot. That's Evil.

How do you imagine the homeless man Jesus feels about there being no visitation right now in the women's block (Bravo) of the Monroe County Detention Center, because the IC Solutions video monitor in that cell block is not working and Sheriff RicK Ramsay did not go back to using the old visitation rooms while the monitor is not working? What kind of Sheriff would deny female inmates visitation the Christ-mas holidays?

Below is a fellow who has a dear friend, April Thomason, in the same jail. A year ago, when Kari was in the jail, she told me that April had told her that this man and his wife, also her dear friend, had never come to the jail to visit her.
Mike Tolbert
In the Dec. 21 PTSD: homeless people, humanity, politicians post at this website, I published Mike “Mud Dawg” Tolbert’s angry attacks of me and another person in the day before Winter Solstice thoughts on helping the homeless post, and my reply to Mike. Mike commented with another angry attack, and I deleted it, because it contained a topic I already had told someone I would not publish. 

If you did not yet read those two post, then you might wish to do so, because they contain the backstory.

In Mike's comment, which I deleted, Mike attacked Kari Dangler again; attacked me for beating up on Roy Moore before he was adjudicated guilty; and said he is itching to sue me, and his lawyer, who does not like me, is too. 

Mike used to manage Key West’s homeless shelter, known as KOTS. He was fired for opening the shelter after Hurricane Irma, before the city had given the okay to reopen it. The shelter is operated by Southern Assistance Homeless League (SHAL), a local non-profit. 

I jotted down a reply to Mike and put it away for another day. A dream around dawn today said this is the day to publish it. This morning, I added the soup kitchen ending, which I had already decided to do but had not yet written it.
Hi again, Mike:

I was told in a nap dream yesterday afternoon, to keep the dialogue open. I wondered what that might be about. I wondered if it meant I would hear from you again.

I wondered if you were working up to suing me, and thought that might be an interesting circus you and your lawyer might enjoy.

You are a public figure in Key West, by your own doing. The rules of engagement are different for public figures.

You suing me also might be an interesting way way to fully air in public what goes on at KOTS and within SHAL.

I bet the city mayor, commissioners, city attorney and city manager would love reading all about that lawsuit in the Key West Citizen the Keynoter.

Maybe the National Alliance for the Prevention of Homelessness and other mainland homeless help agencies would take interest.

Maybe the ACLU and Southern Poverty Law Center would take interest.

Maybe national TV channels would take interest.

Maybe what nudged Hurricane Irma a little eastward of Key West would introduce itself to you and your lawyer. Make you two believers. Speakers for the dead.

Roy Moore is a sorry excuse for a human being. Was that decades before he was accused by the women.

You remind me a l lot of him.

At least your reign of terror at KOTS is over. 

Too bad the mayor and city commissioners pretended they didn't believe what you told them about KOTS, SHAL and Rural Health Network, when you spoke to them at the city commission meeting. Commissioner Wardlow pointed out that you were a fired employee blowing the whistle years too late.

I told you that you could speak to them again during closing citizen comments, and went before you and told them, again, that I bet my life that what you told them about KOTS and SHAL and Rural Health Network was true, and still they did not budge. 

Well, six of them did not budge. Commissioner Kaufman wanted them to fire SHAL. Yet not even he asked you any questions, after I had told them that their not asking you any questions spoke volumes.

One good thing about you blowing the whistle on KOTS and SHAL, after you got fired, was it destroyed your and SHAL's weapon of banning homeless people from KOTS for life. Over 300, according to what you published on Facebook. I suppose most of them had been given 1-way Greyhound tickets elsewhere, after signing the agreement stating, if they returned to Key West, they could not stay at KOTS.

The 1-way bus ticket elsewhere is an old practice here. It was underway when I arrived in Key West in December 2000. It was offered by different homeless help agencies, churches, the sheriff and perhaps city police department. It didn't seem to reduce the homeless numbers in Key West.

I myself gave two homeless men bus tickets out of here, with enough travel money to tide them over for a little while. One man wanted to go see his father in New York. The other man simply wanted to leave the area.

I drove a homeless alcoholic to the guidance and care clinic in Marathon. He had to take a big shot of whiskey to make the journey without coming unglued during the 50-drive. He kept jabbering that he was going to straighten out, and I kept telling him the proof would be in his future behavior, and to stop talking about it. He did rehab, got out, went back to drinking. He finally got a subsidized apartment. Then, he died.

I watched Frisbee Dave’s childhood friends and a northern woman he had met in Key West take him back to his home and be offered housing and a job and subsidies, and he turned it down and came back to Key West and got worse than I had ever seen him before that. I had told the rescuers, who had asked for my advice, that it might not go well, if they did it. That it might go worse than it already was going, but it was their call. I told Dave he should take them up on it. From where they were taking him, he could attempt to realize his dream of taking Frisbee international. Wasn’t long after, he was threatening to kill me and other people at KOTS, and I reported it, and you banned him for life, but later said it was only until he went back onto his meds. Then, you sent me an email praising how well Dave was doing and what I shit I was for writing meanly about him, and I wrote back to you that he was wasted every morning in Bayview Park, littering the ground with his belongings, making people uncomfortable. Kari and I caught him with her opened backpack, which he had gotten off her bicycle locked at a bike rack in Bayview.

Kari is hardly a saint, and I have busted her many times on my websites.

The fellow in charge of the units where the soup kitchen used to be on Flagler Avenue, where a lot more subsidized units are to be built, told the Key West city commission one night, that those units would be booze and drug free. He and his boss, Peter Batty, then left the meeting, and I followed them outside and told the man, with Peter standing there, that he had not told the commission the truth. That those units are not now, nor will the new units, be booze and drug free, any more than KOTS is booze and drug free. The residents come in loaded, even if they don't bring in a bottle or plastic bag or needle.

Giving homeless people an apartment to live, to get them off the streets, is madness, in my opinion, if they are using addicts. That's why I won't help Kari get inside if she is using vodka. Nor if she is using cigarettes. That's why she was arrested and jailed this time. To get her off the streets and off vodka and cigarettes, and time to think about whether she wants to live the rest of her life on the streets, because she loves vodka and cigarettes more than anything. Drugs that cost her two college scholarships, one in basketball, the other in rodeo, while she was in high school, she told me.

The irony is, you and everyone living in Key West are beholden to Kari being homeless in Key West, which is why angels pushed Hurricane Irma a little eastward, sparing Key West the direct hit and dirty side of that monster storm.

It's also madness, and cruel, to force homeless people, who are not addicts, to stay nights in a shelter like KOTS, which accepts drunks and druggies. The addicts need to be put into their own shelter, separate from the shelter where the clean homeless people sleep.

The addicts shelter would be like a drunk tank. Managed by people qualified to manage addicts. Including an armed guard.

Urine tests separate the addicts from the non-addicts.

That, or just get rid of the shelter altogether and go back to the way it was before the shelter was built in 2004, because the city no longer wanted homeless people camping and sleeping outside, but was not able to do anything about it because of the Pottinger case, which put Miami's homeless policy in the hands of a US District Judge. That same US District Court has jurisdiction over Key West.

Meanwhile, I will say it again. Homeless people like Kari, active addicts when they live on the streets and not in the jail, would be better off dead, than living in that way. Let your mind take that as me threatening to kill homeless people, if that's what your mind wants to do, but I bet there is not a sane person in the land who would agree that I threatened to kill homeless people when I wrote that.

The death threat to homeless people, is homeless people who wake up each day and proceed again to drink, drug and smoke, slowly committing suicide; homeless people attacking homeless people; awful diseases, some of which inhabit KOTS, infecting homeless people; city residents attacking homeless people for sport; city city police roughing up homeless people.

The problem the homeless help agencies and local governments have with me is, I know the homeless scene from having lived it a good while off and on since mid-2000, and I tell the whole part of it when I speak and write and publish. I do not use homeless people as my business inventory to apply for grant funding or to collect money from them to fund a halfway house. I don’t care if they live in a shelter or on the streets. I could care less what tourists think about homeless people.

The flip side is, I’m far rougher on homeless people than are the homeless help agencies. I call homeless people out. I tell them they are not doing themselves or God any favors by drinking and drugging themselves to suicide. I tell them they embarrass themselves and God. I tell them they insult Mother Nature by littering the streets and byways and park. I tell them to stop making asses of themselves in public. I could care less if they like me, or if the city officials like me, or if you or your former bosses at SHAL like me. 

Irony, your former bosses at SHAL seem to like you and me about the same. 

From where I stand, every person in Key West area, who has some stake in homeless dynamics, but me, spin what they say about homeless people and what they are doing to try to help them.

I say Stephanie Kaplan, who now runs Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, is out of touch with reality by telling the mayor and city commissioners the other night in new city hall, that she and FKOC are part of a movement to end homelessness in America. Out of touch with reality, because that movement (religion) has zero chance of ending homelessness even in Key West, much less in the Florida Keys, much less in America.

I say giving homeless people one-way bus tickets elsewhere, then patting self on the back for helping those homeless people get better and reducing, Key West’s homeless population is out of touch with reality, because all that has happened is those homeless people and their many troubles simply were exported, and some of them and new homeless people will come to Key West.

Well, I could go on and on, so I close with the atrocity of the closing the Key West soup kitchen by St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic church, so it could build cheap housing for addicts on its Flagler Avenue property.

The soup kitchen was the life work of St. Dorothy Sherman, who, with her husband, George, my dear friends, started and ran the kitchen out of their own pockets, and gave homeless people clothes, shoes, blankets and medicine, and got them to doctors.

Dorothy’s creed for the soup kitchen was, “It is our job to feed homeless people, I its God’s job to change them.” That remained the kitchen’s creed after Dorothy died and was declared at living saint by lay minister Peter Batty in Saint Mary Star of the Sea’s standing room only nave on Valentine’s Day, 2005. Hardly a dry eye at that wake.

Batty asked the mourners, “Who among us will take Dorothy’s place?” Her righthand assistant, Angela somebody, stepped up, and kept the kitchen running as before, with the same creed: “It’s our job to feed homeless people; it’s God’s job to change them.” She told me that herself.

To grease the way for closing the kitchen, Peter Batty, a real estate broker, perhaps standing to make money on the development of the Flagler property into cheap housing for addicts, went to Sheriff Rick Ramsay – Peter told me this himself – and agreed to Sheriff Ramsay’s terms:

If the kitchen was moved to KOTS, then only homeless people who spent the night at KOTS could eat at the kitchen. The food would be cooked at the old location, then trucked to KOTS were it would be ladled out.

Homeless people banned from KOTS, who ate regularly at the soup kitchen on Flagler, no longer got to eat at the soup kitchen.

Homeless people whose doctors had told them not to stay nights at KOTS, because it was not medically safe, no longer could eat at the soup kitchen.

Homeless people who simply did not want to stay nights at KOTS, because they knew it was not medically safe and was filled with addicts, no longer could eat at the soup kitchen.

The soup kitchen volunteers, for whom the kitchen was a calling, who enjoyed preparing the food and serving it in the Flagler cafeteria, were deeply distressed over being asked to now prepare food for people who were their friends and they no longer got to see. The volunteers told me that. Peter Batty told me he knew they were upset about it.

Reports from homeless people who ate at KOTS were the serving conditions were not sanitary, the food was not nearly as good, as it had been at Flagler.

How do you imagine the homeless man Jesus in the Gospels felt about all of that? And about how Key West and Monroe County treat the poor people who live here? And about how America and Donald Trump treat the poor people in America?

How do you imagine the homeless man Jesus feels about there being no visitation right now in the women's block (Bravo) of the Monroe County Detention Center, because the IC Solutions video monitor in that cell block is not working and Sheriff RicK Ramsay did not go back to using the old visitation rooms while the monitor is not working? What kind of Sheriff would deny female inmates visitation the Christ-mas holidays? 

How do you imagine Jesus feels about you and your wife not visiting your dear friend April Thomason in that same jail, after she was locked up for murder?

How do you imagine your Norse gods Odin and Lokie feel about you and your wife not visiting April?

I can't speak for them, but here’s how Jesus in the Gospels feels about all of that:
Jesus and leper

Matthew 25:31–46

The Sheep and the Goats
"But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. Before him all the nations will be gathered, and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will tell those on his right hand, ‘Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you took me in. I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you visited me. I was in prison, and you came to me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, and feed you; or thirsty, and give you a drink? When did we see you as a stranger, and take you in; or naked, and clothe you? When did we see you sick, or in prison, and come to you?’
“The King will answer them, ‘Most certainly I tell you, because you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ Then he will say also to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry, and you didn’t give me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink; I was a stranger, and you didn’t take me in; naked, and you didn’t clothe me; sick, and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’
“Then they will also answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and didn’t help you?’
“Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Most certainly I tell you, because you didn’t do it to one of the least of these, you didn’t do it to me.’ These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Meanwhile, my Republican friend Todd German posted some things on his Facebook page, which I don't imagine set will with anyone who actually believes God created this planet in 6 days and that only this planet's humans were made in God's image. Dianne Lawson Baker, who liked this comment, is my 1st wife, mother of my children.
Maybe they really are out there.

What began as a training mission took a bizarre turn in 2004, an encounter that caught the attention of a Pentagon program investigating U.F.O.s.

Sloan Bashinsky Once uponst a time I lived in Boulder, Colorado. I had a wife and a stepson. My wife was a licensed clinical social worker, specializing in Sandplay therapy, which is way beyond the fringe of modern mental health practices. She was in communion with other realms. Her son, too. We had an amigo, who also was a licensed clinical social worker, Smith College graduate, had taught psychotherapy to psychiatry residents at Baylor medical school, he said. He had never had what he perceived to be a paranormal experience, but after hearing a number of my stories about my own experiences, he suggested I read up on St. John of the Cross, which I did, which proved fortuitous, for about 6 months later, I was told in a dream, "With respect to St. John of the Cross, you have not seen anything yet. Not long after," I went places that I imagine that straight-arrow of all straight-arrow Roman Catholic saints dared not permit himself to go.

During the early goings of that wild trip, my wife, her son, our amigo and I were sitting on our side porch on mild April morning. I just happened to look up and saw what could only be a spaceship parked, or hovering, beside a coud about 100 times the size of the ship, maybe 2 miles up. I told the other 3 what I was looking at. Yeah, right, Sloan. No kidding, look up and see for yourself. Yeah, right, Sloan. Dang, it went behind the cloud. Yeah, right, Sloan. It never was there to begin with. Oh, look at that cloud being stretched across the sky like a big fat vapor trail. Look! Yeah, right, Sloan. Look, you gotta see this. Yeah, right, Sloan. They never looked up.

That night the boy came to me and asked if I had really see that? Did you ever know me to make stuff like that up? No. You didn't look up because you were afraid your mom and our friend would laugh at you, Right? Right. Well, That was done for you. I bet if I ever tell you to look up at a spaceship again, you will look up. Yes. There was not a next time when I was trying to raise him.

The other 2 did not look up because they did not want to see what I was looking at. They knew I did not make up that sort of thing. They were as retro about that as Roy Moore and his evangelist kool-aid drinkers. Imagine what it would to do them, if a flock of spaceships started hovering over Roy Moore's home. Imagine what it would do to Christendom, Judaism and Islam. Most other earth religions would be less jolted.
Sloan Bashinsky Todd, your link took me to something i had to pay to see. This link took me to the same article, for free.

What began as a training mission took a bizarre turn…
This is fascinating.

The shadowy program began in 2007 and was largely funded at the request of Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader, who has had a longtime interest in…

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Sloan Bashinsky Have to pay to read the article, using that link. This link brought up the entire article for me:

The shadowy program began in 2007 and was…

Sloan Bashinsky Heh, the plot thickens. But it's gonna take a bigger viewing, say, over the White House, seen by President Trump and all of his staff and Secret Service protectors, and captured on video, and reported on FOX, with Trump being the centerpiece witness, to convince the naysayers, and even then they might not be convinced. Look at how earth was made in 6 days folks deal with the dinosaurs.

1 comment:

  1. Sloan BashinskyDecember 25, 2017 at 10:02 AM
    I never said or wrote that addiction is a disease.

    I said and wrote many times that the cause of addiction, and of most human ails, individually and collectively, is absence or fracture of the internal feminine essence, which in the Christian Trinity is The Holy Spirit.

    SHAL was a dysfunctional agency before it took over running the city’s homeless shelter, and it still is dysfunctional. I said and published that many times, before and after you went to work at the shelter.

    One difference between Roy Moore and me is, I owned up to what I did, and I accepted the grim karma from it, without any pressure from another person.

    Another difference between Roy Moore and me is, I know he's full of shit believing only his kind of Christians will die and go to heaven and everyone else, including me and Pagan you, will die and burn in hell forever.

    Another difference between Roy Moore and me is, I know the symptoms of demonic infection, partial possession, and full possession.

    Another difference between Roy Moore and me is, I know the Ten Commandments were superseded by: Love God with all of your being, and Do unto others as you want done unto you.

    Term-limited-out Craig Cates won the primary by more than half the votes, the five times he ran. I think if he could run for a 6th term, he would win again, probably by getting over half the votes in the primary.

    Craig is a Conch. A white Conch. Born and raised here. His political base is as strong as Roy Moore’s political base in Alabama, and as Donald Trump’s political base in America.

    I think Craig should have served only one term, which he said when he ran the first time, 2009, is what would happen if he got elected.

    I ran against Craig in 2009, 2014, and 2016. In 2014, you told me several times that you were vigorously campaigning for me. I’m glad Craig term-limited out and is leaving office.

    Alas, I don't see any announced mayor candidates for next year who impress me.

    I think the best person for mayor is Naja Girard, who might win, if she ran, but she is not interested in the job, and I can’t say I blame her.

    You remind me of Roy Moore and Donald Trump. File to run for mayor yourself. Maybe you will get the local right-wingers to vote for you.