Friday, July 20, 2018

Corporate Cops

If only I was quicker with the smart-phone, I could have videoed the TriMet rent-a-cop, after all a homeless person has no credibility and corporate dogs/cops and police have all the power.

During my trial, my public defender asked a very interesting question of the TriMet inspector. To the best of my memory, she asked if the city has approved the "rule book" they use for fines. His response was something like, he didn't know. She also said that she could not find any city authority, authorizing the rule book. My question is, since when is a corporation allowed to fine people without even the city approving the fines but the city enforces them? Yes, the "citation" was signed by the fare inspector, not the real authorities that are sworn into the job. All businesses have ONE goal. To make money and the inspector stated in the trail that he writes 10-20 citations per day. How is this not a violation of the cities citizen rights?
Apparently, they have changed the policy on July 1, 2018 but still no mention of if the city has approved this (that I have been able to find) and of course they also claim that "systemic racial bias" when this inspector was clearly targeting me, a person that "looks" homeless. "TriMet issues approximately 20,000 fare citations per year." based on a book not approved by any government agent and not even given the opportunity to repurchases a lost pass, after all, why would they allow that when they can make more money from fines?
A news story found in #StreetRoots indicates that the parent company of TriMet is First Transit and is not even based in the USA but Scotland and ignores complaints from drivers and passengers.
The quote from #StreetRoots: "First Transit is a Scotland-based company contracted by TriMet, and has been receiving complaints from riders and drivers alike for a little more than a decade, when they acquired Laidlaw International, Inc., the company who formerly operated the Portland Metro area’s paratransit service."
Another web site called Glass Door shows a rating of 2.8 of a possible 5 stars and has 3.4 of 5. 
Offical Police Report: (retyped word for word with out my name for my safety)
Author: HELFRICH, WEST A (29194)
Date/Time: 3/21/2018 0830
DEP. BEARSON (MCSO), 52432, COVER/SAW ______'S I.D.
Radio call to the Old Town Max station to assist Trimet Fare inspector CORYELL identify a Max rider who refused to show identification. I spoke to CORYELL while enroute and CORYELL told me that ______ gave CORYELL the name "Bob Matthew Johnston" with a birth date of 2/9/67. ______ claimed to have had identification in South Carolina, Florida, and Texas. CORYELL noted that when ______ was asked for his middle name, ______ at first said "Smith."
I ran a check in the listed states and could not located ______ under the Johnston name.
When we arrived at the location, I explained to ______ that 'for the purpose of a citation, I as a police officer needed his true name and date of birth, lying about either could result in arrest for False Information to the Police'. I then asked if he understood and he said "yes." I told ______ that I ran a check on the name he give the far inspector while we driving here and could not locate it in those states.
I asked ______ for his true name and date of birth. ______ told me "Robert Matthew Smith." ______ realized he said Smith instead and quickly corrected the name to Johnston. I asked ______ why he would say Smith and told me that is the name he uses at homeless shelters. I asked ______ if he told me that was the information on his birth certificate and he answered that it was. We ran a check on the Smith name and still came up with nothing.
HOYER went to get an IBIS digital finger print machine. After taking ______'s prints, HOYER went to enter data for the prints to the computer. I decided to wait for HOYER to see if he a return on the prints. ______ started emptying out his pockets. ______ asked me if he needed to get a lawyer. I told him if he committed a crime that he does.
BEARSON noticed ______ had several cards (size of credit cards or ID) in ______'S inside coat pocket when ______ pulled them out. BEARSON asked ______ if any of them had his name on them. ______ fumbled around in other pockets, before pulling out the stack of cards from his inside pocket. I saw one of the cards was an identification. I grabbed the Virgina ID card and saw that it had ______'s true name on it. We placed ______ under arrest.
Inventory and search located about $67 cash to report. I noted ______ had a Virginia EBT card. I asked ______ why he wouldn't just show his identification and he told me that he didn't want the government to track him. I pointed out that using his EBT card would do that more then getting a citation for not having a fare on the Max. ______ told us he has been here in Oregon for 2 weeks.
I explained Miranda to ______ and he told me "yes" that he understood. I asked ______ who he was worried about finding him and he told me "the US government." I again pointed out that they would know anytime he used his EBT card. ______ then told me that the government is tracking all of us. During me interaction, I believe that ______ beliefs were more of the conspiracy theory/extremist as opposed to those of mental health issues.
We gave ______ a copy of his property receipt for his backpack.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Keeping the peace

What is the definition of peace? According to Merriam-Webster:

1: a state of tranquility or quiet: such as

a : freedom from civil disturbance
  • Peace and order were finally restored in the town.
b : a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom
  • a breach of the peace

2 : freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions
  • I have been in perfect peace and contentment
  • —J. H. Newman

3 : harmony in personal relations
  • The sisters are at peace with each other.

4 a : a state or period of mutual concord between governments
  • There was a peace of 50 years before war broke out again.

b : a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity
  • offered the possibility of a negotiated peace
  • New York Times

5 used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell

The number 3 definition: "harmony in personal relations" is an interesting point but of all the definitions, none of them includes name calling or talking down to another person.  When someone claims "I'm just trying to keep the peace." and then the next breath, insults a fellow human being, how exactly are they keeping the peace? How does "keeping the peace" make someone superior to another? Because one persons ideas are different from another person, does that make ether one wrong? Belittling someone because of that or for anything purpose is "keeping the peace"?
My concept of peace? Not killing others because they have what you want like Desert Storm, not talking down to a fellow human and most defiantly not thinking I am superior to another person, like our current president... For any purpose.

Keeping the peace is not building a wall to keep others out nor is it insulting another human for ones beliefs, religion or color of the skin. Kicking in doors because you fear what someone might do, is not a way to keep the peace and nether is taking what is not yours.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The legal way

Yep, a trial by peers? Not one of the jury being homeless, judging you? Yep, your in trouble,

A city counsel deciding what laws they will make? None of them homeless? Yep, fill the jail with them nasty free loading people.

A city full of white people says no to an oil pipe line, no problem, Native Americans say no, bring on the dogs.

Making fun of someones believes by making a joke of a holiday out of Halloween? Sure, oh and lets celebrate the mass murder of 200,000 people by eating turkey ever year.

Go to a group of people begging for food. Yep, we will feed you like the animal you are but first, I have this book written by a group of men that wants to control you that I must force you to believe or you can't eat our "free" food.

Doing something the legal way, using a set of rules made by rich people, ruled over by the same rich people, imprisoned by ... you guessed it, the same rich people, keeping everyone distracted by making up things like, this group or that wants to kill you so lets kill them first when, in reality, taking their home away, makes them "richer".

Keep doing it the "legal" way? Yep, that will work because your animal controllers will work for you....

Referring to a book written by corporations and enforced by a government, controlled by rich people, to build, travel or anything ... Yep, that is the legal way to do something.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Standing Rock

Standing Rock consisted of 3 or more camps. The camps are called Oceti, Rosebud and Sacred Stone and the one that Oceti is moving to called Black Hoop, at this time. OK, now that we know that, what is Standing Rock? A large group of Native American people put their foot down and said no more. No more stealing land, no more stealing resources on that land and no more killing the land. They came to the conclusion, as best I can see, to say “we are not going to fight you but we will stop you from destroying our land by standing in your way and not letting you run an oil line through our land and we will do this by praying about it and for you”.

When they said “no more”, they called for support and got probably one of the largest group of US Military veterans to show up in history. About twice as many as they expected and could support. This did make for a lot of problems but it got the worlds attention. What people are unaware of is that even though this started out as fighting the crude oil pipelines, a lot of oil based products are still being used like nylon, plastic water bottles and Styrofoam. I question peoples motives when I hear them say things like “Oil based products will always be needed” or they would rather start a gasoline generator and not care if they are paying the people they are fighting against for it. Of course then there is the throw away Styrofoam and plastic utensils and cups and lets not forget the propane. The throw away society is just hurting the world and its not going to stop till we stop using the garbage they are selling.

Don't miss-understand as your reading this. I get that somethings must be used as long as others are “illegal” but ALL of them can be replaced if we can get past the concept that its that or nothing. Germany is proving that solar power can replace nuclear power and yet FAR to many people in the USA can’t see past the end of their noises and the lies they have been told all their lives. Its these things that I hated about Occupy and now, making me hate Standing Rock.

Lies? The government lies to you. Your people that your there to help lies to you. Without the truth, what are you supposed to do? I get that secrecy is important but with out the truth, how are you supposed to make intelligent decisions? If the people your there to help tells you that we are going to war when the reality is that its a call to help move, how is someone supposed to know what to do?

Below is a letter to the members of Eagles Nest, the vets camp on Sacred Stone and all that came to Standing Rock:

Dear Eagles Nest,
I am sorry. Sorry, I am unable to show you a better way and sorry that you refuse to learn a better way. Everything I have tried to tell you has been for your
benefit. What did I get out of this experience? Nothing but a lesson that you will never change and will continue to pay the enemy. The enemy in not on the other side of the river. The enemy are the ones you keep paying and mostly yourself.
The enemy are the corporations and you keep supporting them. They are the same people that tell you that you must use gasoline to power your car, coal and nuclear power to run your homes. They are the same ones that set “rules” that you must use plastic or sterilize everything because if you don’t you will get sick and die. The truth is that, they are the ones killing you with fluoride, GMO’s, plastic, oil and many other “products”. Until you change your way of thinking, the war your fighting will continue. Every rubber bullet, or tear gas they shoot at you has been bought by you. Make no mistake, they will kill you if you get in their way. In this case, even if you stop the oil line, they still get millions of dollars in fake money but your president will not stop, even when he orders them to use rocket launchers. If you get in their way, you will learn the hard way, they will not stop but till then, you will keep supporting the same system and you will never make a change to save our mother earth.
The Christin program you follow, does not work like you think it does. It is made to keep you doing the things you do in support of the system. When I hear “mandatory prayer”, I just hear how your a hypocrite and don’t even know it. It saddens me to my soul when anyone puts gasoline in a generator for power and not think twice about it. Rather then “Oh, that is just Oscur” how about asking yourself “How will this effect my grandkids?” the way the native Americans claim to. Yes, even they do these things and that hurts me even more because I thought better of them and seem to be more aware then anyone I have ever met. The one thing I promised myself and the members of the Eagles Nest is that I would get the mess hall off the generator and on “alternative power”, I have done ... for 3 days. Now its up to you to “live within your means”. To be honest, I doubt you will ever until you learn that all you have been taught all of your life is a lie.
Your friend, Oscur Journey

I’m not a fiction writer nor am I a writer in general but lets try to tell a story:
There once was a planet ruled by a group of people called the “upper class”. These people would do anything to make themselves bigger and better and give themselves more power over the rest of the world. These people would make things up to get the rest of the people (the middle class and lower class) the do what they want,to make themselves even more
powerful. They created a device that controls the rest of the people. A leach that is embedded into the mind. This leach feeds off the things that people consume. The parasite’s favorite foods are poison the the body it inhabits. That is OK since this leach is passed on to the next generation. Its to bad that the next generation is weaker and dumber. The elite make things that feeds the leach and destroys the host. They will never infest their own group because they know what its doing to the rest of the world but that doesn’t concern them. They also, know that they are destroying the very same world that they live on. It doesn’t matter to them because they think nothing else matters except the fake power they continue to gain. This goes on and on for decade after decade until the planet finely cleans herself of the infection called humans if she, mother earth, can and hasn't’ been damaged beyond repair, by then. A few have stopped hearing the leach but have yet to completely reject it. It still grows and still keeps the host distracted with the lies of the upper class. Until its completely removed, there is NO HOPE and no future for this planet. The saddest part is that the rest of the people can remove it but after over 5 years, its still very much alive and getting stronger every day. This leach continues to help you come up with excuses as to why it can’t be done.

When the people stop using crude (no this is not a spelling error) oil plastic bottles, coal and nuclear power plants and things that are killing the planet and stop poisoning ourselves with chemicals mother earth did not make, then and only then will we as a species survive and move into the 21st century. Until we get the people setting the rules to stop collecting fake money, we will continue to be in the “new dark ages” and those people will keep telling the leach to lie to us.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Austin TX

What can I do to help? What do I get out of helping people in need?

A parking lot next to the Salvation Army and the ARCH, the cities homeless shelters is a "meeting place for cops". And it looks like its used to intimidate people that must sleep on the sidewalks around the place because they just don't have the space.

Why is this continuing? Simple: if someone isn't making money, they must come up with a way to get more from people who have none. They fine homeless people for panhandling and trespassing and since they have no money, send the homeless people to jail where the jails make money from slave labor, guards make money from babysitting them and clothes manufacturing makes money for the jumpsuit and food industry makes money feeding (yes, I said feeding people, after all, that IS all we are to them).

A place called Community First Village is ran by a non-profit called Mobile Loaves & Fishes (this group is often seen in mobile food trucks but no one knows when or where they will show up, Austin is the most disorganized city I have ever seen) charges $225 per month to live in a tent. The village is a giant advertisement for construction companies that "donated" supplies and time to build some of the "tiny houses". More pictures can be found on #HomelessEcoVille's site.

I often hear people say things like "if you starve to death in ____ city, its your own fault". With portions like this at Caritas of Austin, I can't see how they can think that. Fortunately, the Trinity Center does a little "breakfast" after "announcements and devotion", of course because homeless people are not allowed to be normal and have coffee till they hear "the word" and the ones "helping" have already had their coffee and breakfast. It really does get to be a drag, not being Christian some days and are forced to sit through other people's believes.

Even #Homeless don't like Trump
Austin, apparently supersedes the state as well as the US Constitution because, Austin says you can not be within 15 feet of a public building and smoke but the state of Texas says you can't be within 20 feet of the door. While writing this blog, a guy had to park is bike where it can be seen from inside the "public library", because he couldn't lock it to a bike rack several feet away and could not see it. He was threatened with arrest if he did not move it. Because the guy cannot afford a lock for his bike, he cannot partake if a public library service.

I had the opportunity to work day labor for 21 days.One of these jobs I went on was a furniture moving job. All the brand new furniture came in boxes that had "made in ___" on them and not one was "made in USA". The guy that hired us, was getting upset with the "bad" job we where doing. It took all my will power not to tell him "buy American" and walk off the job because at one point in my life, I worked in a furniture manufacturing plant that no longer exists. Day labor serves: After 21 days, I had earned $1235 and take home of $984. How when your spending $500 or more a month on rent, does one live? Oh, and by the way do not get sick.

In conclusion, we must mention the worst place of all. A place called Angle House. If the board of health where to stop by ANY place that is this filthy, how fast would it be closed? How old must someone be to be treated like an adult? Go to this place, find insects in your soup and not considering it healthy, not want to eat it. Then, you are suddenly talked to as if a child. "If your not going to eat something, don't take it".

Ask yourself every day: Why am I doing this?

Friday, April 8, 2016


Can a person live without depending on a community? Must a group of people depend on others? Why must I depend on a group of people making money on my being in their program?

I wish someone would answer these questions because I don't understand why no one seems to think a person can live with out a group of people setting rules for them. No one seems to get the idea that a community can be self supporting and self sustaining with out others often times making money off them.
#HomelessEcoVille can be 100% independent and never need outside sources.  Is it possible for a group of people growing and raising food, reclaiming things that most simply put into land fills? If someone where to put an acre of land in the name of #HomelessEcoVille, I would be there so fast. Life CAN be simple again. DO NOT tell me I need someone to manage my money, make sure I eat all the right foods or go to bed at a set time. Stop treating me like I know nothing and need a parent to supervise me. Most homeless people ARE adults. Stop making money from your oil companies by forcing me to use a Styrofoam cup. Stop acting like your better then me because YOU have red blood just like me and walk on two legs just like me. I am not better then you because of the color of my skin or yours. The day the WHOLE world starts working together, is the day we will stop living in the Dark Ages. I can grow my own food, I can build my own house. I don't need you standing over me and telling me how to wipe my ass. I don't need you telling me that the Styrofoam coffee cup is a must. I can use a re-usable one that doesn't destroy the planet and make you money.

If my writings piss you off, tough shit, your part of the problem.

Donations to get off the streets.