Monday, December 22, 2014

Who controls YOUR info

A video that talks about privacy points out some good ideas. Far to many people seem to think "I don't do anything wrong so, why should I care what they see."

Your name is important to you, isn't it? How about the social security card and birth certificate? What about your identification such as an ID card or drivers license issued by the state you live it? Many places that homeless people need to go to to get help are put into some database someplace in the world and sometimes this gets the grant money to "help them". Selling peoples data in this way, just isn't right. The four viruses listed below are bad and continues to infest computers used to enter data in some corporate controlled database someplace in the world.

Win.Trojan.Agent-796816: a generic detection for a number of Trojans that may perform different malicious functions. The behaviors exhibited by this family are highly variable.

Win.Worm.Chir-854: This email worm spreads as an attachment to an email. It can also spread via an infected network or removable drive, such as a USB flash drive. When you open the attachment or file, the worm will run. The worm can also exploit a vulnerability discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS01-020. This can allow the attachment to automatically open when the email is read or previewed on a vulnerable PC.

Win.Adware.Netfilter-130: plug into the web browser and display context-based advertisements by overwriting existing ads or by inserting new ones on various web pages. It is part of the Yontoo web-extension that injects advertisements in the browser.

Win.Trojan.Zbot-20102: This Trojan has primarily been designed to steal confidential information from the computers it compromises. It specifically targets system information, online credentials, and banking details, but can be customized through the toolkit to gather any sort of information. This is done by tailoring configuration files that are compiled into the Trojan installer by the attacker. These can later be updated to target other information, if the attacker so wishes.

So, lets fight the bugs with a M$ program or one designed to run in M$. Isn't that like saying "Cops/Government can police them selves" like the "Parent Control" in Internet Explorer? Lets put a picture of a homeless person with the name into some chat program. The corporate promoted war against homeless people is the first step to all out war. Corporations control the data and the government. GRACE Marketplace in Gainesville FL, for example, has a Board of Oversight Comity and one of its members is a multimillionaire. Of course the two city commissioners members and the county commissioners members bend over backwards for this multimillionaire to the point of anyone watching should be able to see it. A homeless person attempted to get on this board and also attempted to get someone more knowledgeable of the homeless population. The 2 city commissioners and 2 county commissioners could not have made it more clear what they thought of that idea if they had the people arrested.

After three years and 13 cities, I see it everywhere. Put homeless peoples data into some database someplace and say, here you go government or hackers, have fun. Its free to further destroy homeless peoples lives. Its not that hard of a concept, I always thought. If you put data into a place that the world can access through hacking or "search warrants" or any other means, that data can be used against a person.

The local governments are making it more illegal to be homeless every day like the latest one in Columbia, SC or let the homeless starve to death.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gainesville Again

After traveling to Tampa, Clearwater and St Pete, we have come back to Gainesville, FL. In Tampa, I was able to get a cheep track phone and shoot a few pictures & videos.

This one is about a group of us homeless people in Clearwater, FL being told to stand in the rain while waiting for a church group to serve dinner.

And I even met a Clearwater officer that treats US Military Vets GOOD:

We came back to Gainesville to see the new shelter they have been working to open for almost 10 years. They polled a group of people and decided on a name that was picked out long ago. GRACE Marketplace is what they call it. Two problems with this name as many of you know about how words work with me (referring to servicing a meal versus feeding the homeless), GRACE implies a religious thing but as it turns out is an acronym for something to do with Gainesville. Then we have the word Marketplace meaning a place to sell something.

With in the first couple of weeks back in Gainesville, my team mate did an interview with someone that was put out into a lighting storm. I specially liked a comments made at a city council meeting following it. Animals have laws protecting them against this treatment and yet homeless people are fined money they can't afford for being in a public space? That implies that homeless people are less then a family pet.

 From what I've been told, this is the second time Gainesville Police Department has done this. They can spend $1.4M to redesign the Bo Diddly Plaza, millions to build a new police station, but they treat people like this? This did spend $1.2M on a new peace of land to build a new shelter but they get ONLY $300,000 a year to run it. That budget has been said that it puts the place at about $1M in the red before even opening the doors. The city has contractors that are doing the work but the remolding of the new shelter should have been started about a year ago. This place was a prison and it still looks like it. One gate to enter the complex and herd people into one building.
The people running it are doing great things but it still looks and feels like a prison. The city is determine to herd people like cattle into this nice little cage, cramming 22,000 homeless people into a space for only a max of 500 and they wont even have the full use of the complex.
I am finding that I can't speak openly because its bring a lot of trouble onto a friend so, I am censuring a lot here. The point is that homeless people are being treated like they are less then the family pet.
The lady interviewed above, goes to trail on July 29 so, I will add an update to this.

In the mean time, someone borrowed the cheep smart phone that was used to make these videos and other pictures I've had the fun of bringing to you. If just 10 people where to donate $10, we could get back to bringing you hot vids & pics. Please concider donating and sharing today.

The person in the above interview decided not to fight it. More often then not, that is the case. That is probably the biggest source of income every city has if the the homeless people could pay the fines., in her case $161. She had a chance to get off the streets by movie to another state but what she doesn't understand is that, the fines will follow her for the rest of her life or until she pays the court costs plus interest and penalties.

Quoted from Annette Gilley:
"Her case was especially frustrating. She was living in Bo Diddley Plaza downtown, at the time. GPD decided to start enforcing the ordinance that makes the "park" off limits after 11:30pm, including the stage area, which has been a traditional refuge for unhoused folks to get out of the rain. So for several evenings, many people sat up on the bus benches all night, getting soaked. One night and officer let her and some others stay on the stage during a bad storm. They were all awakened by officers on the next shift, who started writing citations. She originally pled not guilty and had planned to fight it. But, before the hearing came up, she got a tent and moved to an area outside GRACE Marketplace, where GPD had encouraged homeless folks to move. Security guards from Tacachale posted the woods they were in and they were forced to move again. She gave up and returned to a remote part of Alabama to live with relatives. That is why she changed her plea to 'no contest". There really is no contest. If you are poor enough, you lose, every damn time." Thank you Annette.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

What is wrong with this?

We have all seen the pictures of home bounders (the ones that think they are better then a homeless person) purposely looking away from someone sleeping in a door way or a park but lets look at another way people (myself at least) are treated.

I have told some of my story behind the journey to a few people I've met along the road. At the highest point in my 40 plus years, I owned a computer repair shop. The one thing that I felt comfortable with doing as a career for the rest of my life, lasted 12 years. I did not loose it due to some miss management of fiances or legal problems but rather because a cop some how came to the conclusion that I was trying to steal money from my bank. At some point down the road, I will tell the whole story but that is not what the OJ blog is about.

The last few weeks has been interesting in this account of peoples attitudes.  There is a place that is really named Soup Kitchen in Clearwater FL or at least that is what the sign over the door seems to indicate. I was visiting with a VA rep one day in an office with the guy that runs the kitchen and talking about what I one did for a living. I VA rep seemed to believe me but the guy that runs the kitchen gave me a look of... Well, lets put it this way, the guy was calling me a lair without saying it. Mind you this person is supposed to be helping homeless people where the VA rep was there to help vets.

 Another time that I got this feeling of disgust was just yesterday. My computer needs work and I was told about a place that helps fix them for "free". With complete faith that they would help, I set out spending my last $4 for a city bus. When I finely found the place, I was informed that sure, they would fix it but I had to join this little club for $50. I fought the erg to tell this person that if I had $50, I could buy the tools I needed and just walked out in absolute disgust. That place is the Tampa Bay Computer Society. (Free Computer Repair) I am not saying that everyone should work for free but even after telling these people, I would work for them to pay for it, they just kept saying fifty dollars. There was not talking to them and they simply would not believe that a homeless person might know something.

Don't get me wrong, not all people in Clearwater are like this. I had a run in with a cop and was able to get some bad video and slightly better audio of our conversation, I just wish I would have gotten the officers name and badge.

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Saturday in Tampa Flordia

Please be patient. There are a number of pictures but worth the wait.
A typical Saturday in Tampa starts with breakfast at Trinity Cafe

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---Bruce the door guard----------------First in Line----------------------Volunteer-----------

The Early Birds

My first camp before they fenced it in ------ My second spot till the cops found me

A neighborhood church

Then we move on to lunch
Time for lunch