Update:

As you know, we’ve been threatened with more punishment tomorrow if things don’t go well today. I assume that would include press conferences and the like, anything that would bring attention to our cruel and bizarre recent treatment. It’s almost...

Thank you to everyone

Thank you to the unhoused, TheUnhoused, and those interested in stating their learned opinion on the matter.   Thanks to The Red Zone memo, you now have a voice on this issue. People will want to know what you have to say.   Thank you to the remaining and...

Ball in our court

I’m not offended for myself, I understand the point of the exercise and even the angry language, to an extent. All of us do.  But when I see several people among us who need hospital care for physical maladies and injuries , someone like Chuck, over 60 in a...

Staging a sit-in

    Well, that or a variation of it is on the table for discussion.   Why a sit-in? Instead of a march, or news conference, or press release, or official position? For one reason: the money shot.   I know The City thinks the money shot is any view...

Streetside Encounters

Just had an interesting exchange with two of our streetside unhoused, future community leaders. Maybe not quite ready for it yet.   One Hispanic male, hard guy, mid 30s. A young latina, vivacious, can’t be out of her teens. This one is FULL of power. A...

What We Face

I’ve been fed several different hoax stories today, in an effort to get me to post something stupid. I’ll take a moment to compliment the hoaxers, because that really is, or used to be, a great strategy to use on me.  One story was a horrific story of the...

The Big Problem

Well, I think most of us, on both sides of the HNGZ memo, can understand that we can’t just meekly file out of the Zone for 7 days and walk around after that like nothing happened.  We’d be laughingstock, milquetoasts, pansies. We, and by this I mean I,...

One way to handle things

If we, TheUnhoused, decided to make a goal of becoming the most significant political entity in the County of Ventura, we’d go about it like this:   Call it ‘political strategizing while staying within a moral code’....

Concept of the day: No Interviews

Yep, we need to deliver some variation of ‘we’ll comment at a later day’ or ‘ we’ll be releasing a statement about that’ We want to relax now, keep our own council. We’ll meet soon. I need everyone’s contact...

Armory Shelter Memo 2

Brother Bill, what do you think of this for a memo? Hey, it’s Peter. No, the other guy. No, the other other guy. I’m going to address everyone here as leaders, because you are, even if you don’t know it yet. I propose that we table our...

To The Founders of the Oxnard 24hr. Shelter

Thank you so much for all you’ve done for us here. Don’t ever let anyone tell you they could have done better–it’s a lie.  You’ll always be family to us and an essential element of us as we collectively move forward toward Paradise.  We...

Mercy House

25 years. That’s how long Mercy House has been fighting to improve our lot in life.   A quarter of a century of dedication to finding the cure to what ails us. They’re pros, experts in running shelters of this type. They’re bringing love and...

Down the Road

dino dino: Strongman Michaelpaul Man and Dog Oxnard City 24 hr. Staff Shelter staff Fenced Fenced If I haven’t fixed it yet, this entire 805 section will be a blind link, only for ‘insiders’. That means the unhoused and those who work on our behalf,...

What’s Coming This Week

Mercy House is going to be different, that much we can assume. We can also bank on us pitching a collective fit every time something pinches. It’s what we’re known for, but let’s play against type this time. Let’s wait and see what the changes...

Community

Well, you’re already involved, like it or not. As a member of the Unhoused population of Ventura County, you’re already deeply invested in the success of this venture, in this way:  If it loses steam here, your life will be utterly unaffected. If it gains...

Opposition

As you know, at any given time, 10 to 15% of our population in the Armory are invested to varying degrees in the failure of the shelter and, by extension, the people in it. This is the way it’s going to be all the time for a while. especially on your way up....