Men can only be equal on the Day we are all Equal,

"the truth is not always Beautiful, nor beautiful Words the truth"

Lao Tzu

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

Albert Pine

Friday, April 22, 2011


The federal government’s definition of chronic homelessness includes homeless individuals with a disabling condition (substance use disorder, serious mental illness, developmental disability, or chronic physical illness or disability) who have been homeless either 1) continuously for one whole year, or 2) four or more times in the past three years.
The above definition of the Chronic Homeless population, by Its own standard lies at the very root  of the homeless problem in This country and The continued failure to in any way bring resolve too the problem. The definition first caries with it certain connotations being that anyone experiencing long periods of homelessness are in some manner faced with disabling conditions when the homeless population at large are faced with obstacles that force them to face long periods of either shelter dependency or periods of seeking alternative living arrangements weather they be rough sleeping couch jumping vehicle dwelling or other possibilities. By research done by the Us department of housing and urban development, and the united states Interagency counsel on homelessness, 10 to 20 percent of the homeless population are effected by these disabling conditions.
Of the Homeless populations recent count totals there are still on any given night in America  900 thousand to 2.2 million people homeless in America. Taking these rough figures into account and going to the highest of there totals approximately 440 thousand Homeless individuals in this country are Chronically so. It is believed that the best way to house these individuals is by the model of permanent supportive housing. it being most cost effective, in the case of those needing help in there debilitating conditions. This I also Believe is the best possible solution.
But this is the approach that is used to address the entirety of the homeless population, It forgoes the needs of the other 80% of the homeless population and independent of this model for housing there is no viable alternative available for more cost effective ways to bring stability to peoples lives which might be of a lesser degree. It is an all or nothing approach. And Has for over 2 decades been the Standard of every homeless help organization, and Federally funded community development, or corporate block grant recipient in the help industry.
It is something that Has To this point in History failed It is by far the most costly and most ineffective program ever to have been sponsored by both public and private money, It has to date since it inception in the last 2 decades been funded with government grants alone in excess of over 800billion dollars at the expense of the American tax payer, and is overshadowed by private sector donations, which are estimated annually to surpass Government funding by a margin of 53%.
If at the very best outcome to the solution placed before us with a One Hundred Percent Success rate the model we now work with will at best house only 20% of the homeless individuals in this country, and those are mostly people receiving social security or eligible to receive disability dispersments. many of which have been approved for or started the section 8 housing requirements. We are failing at a level that future generations will look at and will think us mad. But with people who are in this industry the grant writers, the boards of directors the legal teams and the industry heads have much to lose if we seek viable alternatives to a broken system and this is something it seems that no one is willing to address, I would ask everyone interested in helping the homeless please do help stand together and call for accountability of the system which we have and lets rethink the funding of a 20 percent solution, and address the problem in a manner it deserves, where the homeless are no longer blanketed by the guidelines in place and deal with them on a individual basis. Lets try and do something different and innovative lets address the needs of the individual rather than the group, Lets give them what they need and not dictate the need of organizations, lets look at what is going on in this industry and in the looking remember, Failure is Job security for these helpers of Us.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Passover Of Joseph Son Of Father.

It is the evening of the Passover and as would have in the Lord’s day have been Custom, I sit and I break Unleavened Bread and I sip of the vine,(welch’s) much unlike Him who came as A Sacrifice for all Mankind Ye’shua, I do it In sadness alone not surrounded by as He many Who were Faithful, in which to break this bread with.  Mankind in its haste for this world fail in that they no longer observe God as The father of us all and are lacking in all things pertaining to God.
But This night of the Faith Has In it the very ability to bring a Man closer to the Spirit of Ye’shua For this Night He was Born This Is What he was Born to overcome the death The ultimate Sacrifice that Man Might Be passed over from what God Had Passed on too the world, We all will die But because On this Night The world was set free because before even we were born, He on the Passover was Cast in Chains, And taken Up to Be handed Over Unto the Priest.
  He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
  He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

                                                   Isaiah 53
And He Did come the first time for Me, And will Again Come For me. So I observe this night that In His Sacrifice I might be passed over. I do It in as much as I can silence as the world permits. because many Years ago A great evil took place on this night. and  I feel it at work around  me each day, and in the actions of my own life there was need for that night. It was me if not but me alone that caused for Him to Be handed Over.
And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples,
Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
  And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.
  But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.
  Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.
  But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
  For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.
  When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
  For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.
  For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.
Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.

Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
  And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
  And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
  Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
  And he said
, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.
  And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.
  Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.
  And as they did eat, he said,
Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
  And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?
  And he answered and said,
He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.
The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.
  And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
  And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
  For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
  But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
  And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
Then saith Jesus unto them,
All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.
Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
  Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
  Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples,
Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
Then saith he unto them,
My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
  And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
  Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
  He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
  And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.
And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
  Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them,
Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.
  And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
  Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.
  And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.
  And Jesus said unto him,
Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.
  And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear.
  Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
  Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
  But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
  In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me.
  But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.
And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
  But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.

I like Peter, Have often thought I to could in no way deny Him And Like Peter I in my actions deny Him Daily in my life. I now like peter also watch and I wait to see the end I live by His promise, By him not calling down These Legions From father That I have been Granted this Grace, For while Death may Take Me It will Not reign. I Am A blessed Man That I can ask Lord Forgive Me For I too At Times have followed from Afar Off.
                                                                                       Shalom Joseph.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Dog In the Fight Part 2

better it turn to rustBBQ for 100 easy Dont Get Caught
ah it's for their safety, i get it duh!made too rust
I'm not enjoying this
Please read original post
Part 1 Dog In The Fight
A Un-housed  persons paradise, But if you in fact have it in mind that you are going to cook food for anyone who might show up on any given day do not you are going to receive a citation if more than 20 friends show up and you are not certified permitted and blaa blaa blaa, I know I have tried in this very spot and it hasn’t changed much since the building of it in 1981 and hasn’t been because of this ordinance been used much since being built either, It simply Put makes Me sad And we Should tear it out or use it as we will.  These laws That Lead people to accept that this is what is best for mankind as a whole, by anyone who believes to know, what is best for us all, are the very core of what is the enabling factor in the funding of those pushing society in this direction of reliance on others opinion as to the course of ones life.
So you see I have a dog in this fight as well as any fight pertaining to the eradication of homelessness while myself not in any hope of becoming a man who lives in a house there are many hopes for this epidemic which we face the first being the homeless persons ability to have the opportunity afforded any other person and that being to live a life that is unfettered by the common practice to make acts like cooking or sleeping or surviving against the law, and something that with no forethought is instituted in our best interest.
If A person acts as a voice of the homeless but lives in their denial as to what we ourselves deem to be our best interest as meaningless and a inconsequential, I simply question as I always will the purity of their motives. There are men in this industry who truly believe they know what is best suited for me. the very thought that because I am a homeless man I somehow fall into this umbrella of help spread before me. and any question on my need is overshadowed by my perceived need. I am never asked about what I hope for myself and must live in the hopes that others have for me.
The laws that have sprung up all over this county exist for one reason alone to force me to receive the direction that men deem as the best course for a man like me or face suffrage outside of the system they have used to continue making me less proactive in my well being. If not for the dictates of others I would have years ago, been off of the streets but in everyone's efforts to house the homeless no one has ever asked before there actions, How can we help you? it is always rather this is your need we can try to help you to achieve!  The laws against me cooking sleeping salvaging surviving is merely to force me to accept what others see as the best course for me. to support laws that make my life one of lawlessness, only achieves one thing, to alienate me, and to make any supporter of them suspect as to serving their purpose and not mine. Thank you for the Help the Help you give will soon legislate me out of existence and the problem will be solved. So How could I not embrace the voice You have for me?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Who’s Side Are You On? ( Or the Dog In The Fight)

"Appeal court supports Orlando's restrictions on feeding the homeless in city parks / GOOD! I support such legislation”
                                                                                    Mark Horvath
The result of such legislation, spoken from a man who experiences it, Leads me to wonder why someone who claims to be fighting the good fight and giving me a voice would support such legislation, and lead me also to ask who’s side are you really on but as many of you are aware I ask this question of all those who stand by the embedded system of help which has been established in helping men like me.
so I am not found in shock or in awe nor in any way am I surprised. at statements Like these, by anyone in the “industry” as It is called by homeless advocacy Groups.

Mattie McVey Lord, ‎Scott Griessel, meet Mark. Mark is a national social media guru in our industry. Are you willing to share your pictures beyond FB?

Mark Horvath HA! thanks Mattie
my interest here is to help 51 Homes, and any story that is posted on FB only is shared to a closed group. Posting outside of FB (where anyone even if they are not a friend/like can see) is where you find growth and impact.

I would not be honest in that this conversation between people who want to give me a voice would take place and clearly point out that the advocate for me has a conflict of interest which is most often the case, as Often the homeless need for help differs from that of there lifelines to what they might receive.
I am faced with living in a city where the parks have BBQ pits big enough to roast a side of beef and a small farm yard menagerie. The endless possibilities, however even for a homeless person these pits sit in the city park as if to mock us and to rob from us our hope of independence to have a better way to co-exist in this society, because if you cook something and more than 20 of your homeless friends show up you are in violation of a long list of ordinance. So because of legislation like Orlando's men can continue to be forced to receive help from the dictations of the highly funded failures of the system which pass these ordinances, rather than unite in their struggle to overcome this oppressive existence. We will Give you food stamps but the first time you gather to feed your friends you will be sited for your disobedience. Why I refuse to get food stamps in the giving them to me they where simply setting me up to build a cookfire and this is a lawless act.
I was Blessed in that I experienced food not bombs when they where a bunch of young kids living a lawless life and showing up with food hot and for all and they would have to feed and run literally because they where wanted men and women some persecuted to the point of arrest for giving away food served regardless of legislation. And the beauty of it all was they would serve you no matter what you showed up as a drunk a drug addict, all where received openly as A hungry person.
The problem advocates have with feeding the homeless outside of the system is not one of a health concern as they have for decades used to champion their cause we just want what's best for you. But one of fear If You are allowed To do the smallest thing in their industry you may go on to change the lives of men and woman who are the very core of their existence. If People are not forced to Go to them for help Than they will no longer be needed. so the result is idle Parks With the capability of bringing people together in their compassion, and a common belief that they are of Value to each other . And this is what we are forced to indure
When you say we are going to stop you feeding them did you ever think, maybe we should ask them if they want to eat these peoples food, do not tell me I must only eat from the plate of oppression, and I as A homeless man who lives with homeless men and woman will tell you In the homeless community many of us would ask stop your advocating for the homeless your ignorance of us is killing us, so keep your feigned understanding of us and what we need and want where it belongs in your opinion. because before you outlaw someone feeding me ask me if I want to eat their Hot meal.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Homeless Solution? Not What We Think!

I would like to clarify a statement made in My last Post for Leading anyone to believe That I was going to stop blogging about homelessness, And I was What I thought to be clear Not going to blog about it as if it was a problem that Has a solution as one that is solvable,  Because I do not believe that to be the truth I do Not Believe There to be a solution to the simplest problem first and foremost because we do not live in a society where men are acknowledged as having a universal right as being human to have a safe place to dwell and to shelter Himself from the elements and finding comfort and not being a Human right where it is the right of all we will always see homes comfort and shelter from the elements Lorded over Others That they might be bent to the will of those That have chose to hold these Human rights Hostage.
Hence it is in its Present state not a solvable issue! That However Is not for me the end of it, Because there Are people whom there very well being depend on the availability of housing weather they can afford it or not. there lives depend on it.
I am Blessed that I have friends that I can converse with that bring to me a great deal of clarity on many issues, The biggest of which for me is bringing me to the realization that I am not a man of by any stretch of the imagination an educated man. That doesn’t bother me because, It doesn’t take educated people to realize that as a society what we are doing is not working. while yes things are at times getting better for some the mass of people on this planet suffer from abject poverty, Not brain science I don’t care if you have the latest I phone and all its apps If people go to bed Hungry, in the country which you live or if people go to bed at night without one of their own to sleep in, we Yes we You and I and all of those around us have that day Failed.
I was recently called on the fact, and lost a friend over my outspokenness on this very subject the homeless issue, I would like everyone who remains as my friend and to those I have lost friend and family, to Know my passion on this subject runs deep, It is my Life and my life's experience, That is the sum of what I have to go on. I Said some time ago I would not apologize for myself on this subject and I have found myself doing so often because I care about offending people to whom I meant in no way to them personally an offence, I do not wish to lose friends over it. But I will not stand quietly and watch as people continue down the same path of  achieving their  goals as to a solution, without ever having listened to the answer given when asking what might we do to help you achieve. And then hand unto them, well we will do this for you because this is by far your greatest need. In asking people what do you need it is generally a simple thing they want to feel like they are achieving there goals to a better life not always a house, or things that others perceive as needs some might see as desires or excesses I have the simplest of lives like many in my position I have often said I am a man not homeless just devoid of a house I want my homelessness to end also But not in the same terms as others I want it to end by the recognition of the fact that me not having a house does not make me homeless, the laws that say I can not live in a tent or A what would by some be deemed as a Recreational Vehicle others a mansion, or a mountain meadow in the middle of nowhere because it is simply against the law. to stand and say To someone for you we perceive a better way. Is both oppression and the single most funded failed social experiment on the face of the planet. I am overwhelmed by the reality of the Number of people that continue to come forward time after time and saying we know A house would best stop your homelessness. and get paid huge amounts of money to say this. What I guess I am saying is If you want to make a change, change the way you think, Do not fund people to set Goals for the homeless and the less fortunate your funding,time effort and compassion would be better spent helping them achieve the goals they already have, Not giving thought to what your goals are for them.  May you all on this Sabbath Be Blessed!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Please Ask Something!

I Have after Much consideration and Being willing to except advice from close friends Decided that yes I will no Longer Blog On the Issues Of Homelessness as A solvable problem. I will No Longer continue To warn people of the dangers of Continuing On our present course.
I have found That No matter What A person Reveals to Others that There are those who just refuse to hear, And I after having made friends once again in this field, or people whom I would have liked to have thought as to befriending me It appears that all things are not always as they seem. Let me however Explain that I am An Intelligent articulate man and Had I too wanted to take advantage of the system we Now Have in Place I could have long ago been in a Housing unit somewhere. Many think and have said as much to me that My refusal to accept the help that is offered from these so called homeless help organizations that you people are so proud to spout the recent efforts of, Yes because Of my Refusal to accept this help I have been Viewed As One suffering from delusion.
But I myself do not believe and also believe it to be part of the problem that we as Men Or women Who came to a place in our lives where we need ask for a little help must forego any morals or values we might have to accept this help. when In fact the help should come in a more moralistic and valued form and men should be able to have a say as to what form it comes and not have it dictated to them by someone who has quite often never experienced the need. I am not talking about the Mother with a small child who meets you at the receptionist desk in their office but the men and women who set policy and administer funds for these organizations. The Men and women Who have it in their power to dictate their administration of these so called services.
so while yes I could at anytime become like others and I could embed myself in this system and exploit the available services offered, I would however in doing so have to sacrifice my own morals and values and Would only then be contributing to the further exploitation of my fellow man. and My refusal to do this has somehow become viewed as a fault. If it is a fault than so be it, I can not accept help from the same people who for years has made themselves and all of their board members Rich from the misery of others, it only lends to the furtherance of their unchecked ability to exploit a system and a sub sect of society. But I am Of A mind Now that I am dealing with people who Either Don’t care Or are indwelled with a great indifference. To the reality that these people do not now or have they ever had the interest of the homeless person or the American Tax payer in mind.
I am grieved that people who say we need to do something about this problem, continue on in the steed of those that came before them and are so hard pressed to see things for what they really are. to me what we are continuing to do is madness! and it is on this that I stand and for this reason that I have again come to the point of no longer wanting to be found exposing these people for who they really are because you all simply don’t care I do however know that history will bear itself out and a time will come when these people will no longer be able to drink from the public troth, a time will come when Men will stand and say we can no longer fund these endeavors. I only wish that that time would have reveled itself to us before hand and that we could have together stood for something that would have effected great change but I hold no hope for the future of the problem at hand men are today profiting from those less fortunate and good men and women because of their unyielding belief that it is what is best for others continue on in this downward spiral of oppression.
But as the fight is no longer In me I must digress, You have had over me a great victory in that My voice is falling on ears that will not hear. I can no longer fight against my oppressors I will remove myself willingly from this fight And Gladly so. But I do hope that one person will take up the fight as It is not in me anymore. I pray for you that you seek and find what is true and what is reality of the problem, But as I said I have no hope for the future. For those of you who are my friends I thank you and God bless you. And for those of you who are by your efforts continuing in this system of oppression, may you one day see that what You have been told is true that you are simply a tool for the oppressor, I pray for you most because I fear you must be deceived as I can not see that so many are blind as to their efforts.
I ask one last thing from those that read this blog before you give your efforts, your time, your money, your compassion, please look at who it is who receives your praise. and ask yourself are they really who they say they are or are they only as good as there present funding drive and PR campaign? Ask what Have they done that was effective in the last 10yrs? do they continue to change their focus to keep you from seeing the results of their past efforts? have they already received millions of dollars and failed in their efforts? Have they been successful in their past efforts? do they change tactics to receive more funding? But please for the sake of others Like myself ask Something, That They Might have some hope for the future. As I do Not!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sorry I couldn’t Help!

I have wrestled with the why of Doing what It Is I do? I was Judged as Only doing this for the Drama Of It I was Accused of one being so out of touch with reality. That I was not worth talking to, So I say to You all You can Have And worship these homeless advocates and the people they are advocating for but know that as I have told you before and the words went unheeded, It is to no benefit to the homeless any organization that can continue to take from the tax payers of this country millions and millions of dollars every year and shout from the rooftops oh what great thing we have done look at us and brag of the 100’s and not thousands of people they saved with these millions than you need to understand it is these organizations that you are advocating for and not me, or Men Like me, Have at it but stop saying you are advocating for the homeless.
Because you are advocating for the exploitation of these people like me. Sorry I was unable to help.
I wished truly I could have made People to see what is being done now is nothing different than was done before and the current system is not working!  Just a new round of ringers in the game and while it is My life that is in the balance, I fear again as Years Past I will be dismissed in that How could I a Homeless Man know anything? To me it is My life and the lives of others I fight for. And I am sure of only one thing The billions they have received over the past 2 decades have been ineffectual for one reason and one only and that being these organizations are feeding from the public troth and will continue until the food runs out.there is no motivation to fix the problem because as long as the homeless are here they will continue to profit from us.
To those of you whom Live homeless lives I am sorry you are at the mercy of the same people who have been at the helm for all this time for you I see no end in site.