Sunday, February 24, 2013

Redding, California Homeless Activist Also Want To Know What's The Long Game?

"How do we accommodate the reality of poverty and homelessness without simply creating spiteful divisions? The poster campaign may be a worthy interim step, but what’s the long game?"

Silas Lyons ask Anti-Pan-Handling Crime Fighters..What's The Long Game?

The long game is an illegal city ordinance  prohibiting pan-handling.  Another law suit against
the City of Redding and maybe a few other agencies in it, and finally another $250,000 thousand
of tax payer money down the drain because no one at the city is able to control  their attorney.

Homeless Activist's Vision Is A Redding Homeless Daycenter
Taken from Sunday's Redding Record Searchlight  Letters To The Editor

Judy Pearson, Shasta Lake
Disgusted by drive against panhandling
The more I think about the new “anti-homeless” campaign, as I refer to it, the more disgusted I am with the morals of this city. I am embarrassed to say I am a part of such a small minded community. Its prejudice is so profound that I cant even believe that it is legal.
The problem of people asking for money isn’t so huge here that it even needs a solution. Instead, why not look at the underlying problem and figure out a solution to it. It’s just another example of Redding trying to ignore a situation that makes some people feel bad about themselves, so they come up with ways to avoid the real truth — that there are people out there whom are less fortunate, and need assistance.
And don’t give me that stuff about there being lots of homeless assistance programs and food banks that should be able to carry the load. There aren’t enough of them. The problem is only going to get worse. Cutting them off from society and pawning them off as beggars isn’t the way.
It isn’t human, and it shouldn’t be legal. It certainly isn’t ethical. Any business that participate should be ashamed of themselves.
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Friday, February 22, 2013

Homeless/Pan-Handlers Redding, CA's "Final Solution"

More on that "Final Solution" Thing We Have Working Here In The Northstate

Wasn't that busy at lunch at Churn Creek McDonald's last time we
were there. Nor was it that busy at old CR Gibbs for a Friday afternoon lunch.
Foolish to say, or even think any boycott helps your business.  Like I've
always said, this is the gift that keeps right on giving, days,
weeks and months after a protest like this, people stay away.
We thank em.
Northern CA. Coalition For The Homeless dba Shasta St. News

12 minutes ago.

KQMS 1400AM Kelly Frost finally breaks the story
other medias refused to even touch. Guess it did
not fit their agendas:
As I wrote to KQMS in a email. It is not our intention to smear the Redding "Good News" Mission or the "House of Hope" only to point out to the few "elite" Redding businesses and agencies, insisting we "Do Not Feed The Addictions" of the
local pan-handlers/homeless and increase the giving to these Missions, other nearly 20 non-profits that we have had faith in for decades, that they would provide the love, compassion and goodness if we supported them. As we see...this is not
happening in all cases._citizenactivist

Ms Garcia was denied entrance into the House of Hope
in sub zero weather. She was found dead behind the
mission the following morning. Verified. Also she was
a known druggy.  Her "addiction"  challenge was solved the night of January 10th.

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  • Robert Henham Well Earl, I offered panhandlers out side Walmart in Anderson $9 an hour work and they just said they make more than that just standing with a sign. So No I will not give them cash. Also believe that in most cases of Homeless they have burnt all their ...See More

  • Earl Allen Boek Robert, I once offered a supposed to be Vietnam Vet a $20 a hour job on a light home improvement crew. He asked what it paid, I told him we'd pay him what our other workers were being paid, he said he'd he thought he'd just keep doing what he was doin...See More

  • Earl Allen Boek McDonalds is also one of the few places the homeless/pan-handler can afford to eat at as well. You don't see them eating at CR Gibbs with all that reported BIG Income their all hauling in. Do you?

  • Pam Woolbert Do you know why she was denied entrance into the House of Hope? Was she considered a danger to the rest of the women and children already in the house? If she was on drugs or alcohol they can not let her in. I don't know all the story here. But, I do know they have rules for a good reason. Not all the homeless are willing to go by the rules. Some have committed crimes that will prevent them from being allowed to stay at the mission. Before you start to condemn an organization that is doing what they can, make sure you at least tell the whole story. Some just are not willing to go through the prayer service. There are lots of reasons for a person not to be allowed into the mission. Rather than handing cash over to a pan handler, I will give them the information as to where they can get the help they need. then I donate the cash to an organization that will see to it that the people in need will get real help. Those organizations are set up to get the most out of what they have to share. Some feed meals some provide food to take out and prepare, some offer medical , dental, education, recovery, and a safe place to stay. The change handed out will do none of that and will ,more likely than not, get used for what has put them in the need in the first place.

  • Earl Allen Boek Pam Woolbert: Yes, I know some of this. There are many rules, hoops and hurdles one must go through to stay there, including I'm told, they must give up 90% of their wages while in any program. I used to blindly donate to these organizations also, without too much over-sight. No more.

  • Earl Allen Boek Here's what I know so far as I mis-spoke about the media unwilling to run this story. They are waiting, I'm told, and no doubt the "House of Hope" is hoping that drugs show up in this dead womens system, which sounds likely depending. And I agree with these policies completely. If they are drinking, doing any drugs or won't pray, screw em. Lock em out, freeze them to death. I call it the "final solution." I'm starting to agree with you and a few others around here...Just give them the established system the money, like the last 20-30 years or whatever, turn my back and go fishing.

    Colin Lygren Action News 12/24 We diligently investigated this story on Tuesday. The corner has not yet confirmed a cause of death pending a toxicology report. She has several drug arrests and was known to huff propellants. We did not want to accuse the Rescue Mission of letting someone die before we knew all of the facts.

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    Earl Allen Boek Thats fair enough. My understanding from homeless was she came to the "House of Hope" knocked and was not let in. Temp I'm told that night was below freezing. That would certainly do it. I need to start watching your channel more often Colin. thanks. EAB

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    KQMS Radio did the story...they sure mentioned the drug problem she had, but alas I guess someone reporting the drug problem left out the part about her knocking asking for help. Or should I say hoping for help? Anyway, this might satisfy you, but I'll tell you, there is a local homeless lady suffering from a bladder infection and an ear infection, due to her "past drug history" and attraction to pain pills, which she admits, she is unable to get antibiotics or even admitted. I'm guessing you have no problem with that "rule" either. Anyway, here's what I know...If she's found to have drugs of any kind, I can stop worrying, it will be ALL over every media then, won't it.

  • Earl Allen Boek Or the part about it being below freezing temp that night. In her case, problem solved.

  • Earl Allen Boek By admitted, comment above, I mean admitted to any local hospital. She is staying behind "Mercy" at night in a homeless camp. Her name is Balloons (street name)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Redding Homeless "The Final Solution"

Robert Henham Why do you Earl Allen Boek and Chris Solberg keep posting negative post about the community's social services programs that feed and bed them and claim your the voice for the homeless. I think you both are doing more damage then good all round.
  • Earl Allen Boek I'm sorry to offend your senses...there Bob, but I do it because people are dying out here and a good portion of our community wants to ignore that dirty little secret. I get no personal pleasure out of exposing this evil crap going on around here. Educate yourself.
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013

    Good News Rescue Misson (Sarah Garcia) Gone But Not Forgotten

    Sarah Garcia..Another Redding Homeless Veteran...Why are they ALL
    Veterans?  Because the Redding "Elite" Has Declared War On Them.


    To whom it may concern: We are interested in any
    information you can provide regarding this message
    I received tonight on instant messaging.

    "On February 10th a girl by the name of Sarah Garcia knocked on the Good News Rescue Missions House of Hope for Women and Childrens door seekinghelp. For what ever reason the did not open the door to her. The next day she was found dead behind the mission. The Shasta County Coroner confirmed date , last name, and location of death to me."

    "I must say allegedly because, I didn't see it, but I believe the several homeless folks who told me about it. I guess she had a problem huffing toluene."

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Evidence of possible death Due to Sleeping bags being taken by RPD

    Find out why these homeless/pan-handlers would rather camp out or live out in the
    elements than stay at the mission.  Even if the mission had the room for them.
    Listen, let them tell you from their own lips what happened recently when bedding
    was taken by the Redding Police Department during a homeless camp raid.
    Do we really want these people gone so badly we are going to allow this to happen?
    I wouldn't do it to a dog.  Redding community please tell me we're better than this.

    Redding Merchants Crime Watch...Speaking of Crime

    How those mugshot photos can be useful, Sheriff Bosenko

    An alert business owner posted this today on the Redding Merchants Crime Watch e-mail list:
    About 15 minutes ago I saw (name deleted) at the Valero Station on the corner of Hilltop & Cypress. I knew she was a regular on Mugshots so I pulled in to the station to watch her. She was in the landscaping in front of the station picking up cash register receipts. It appeared she would look at the purchases on the receipt and then either discard them or put them in her purse. I have a suspicion that she then steals the items she can identify on the receipt or tries to return them - not sure, just a suspicion. Anyway, she is walking north on Hilltop. have attached her (archived) Mugshot page - have a nice day,

    Comments (2)

    • Feb 13, 2013
      3:09 PM
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    I want to report another crime...if it is not
    it should be. It is rumored that Redding Police
    are tearing down another homeless camp behind
    Lake Blvd near North Market today. The last time
    they raided a camp at gun point, told the people
    to get out of the city limits, took their bedding
    and the next night one of the homeless folks died
    of possible exposure.
    To make matters worse, if they could be, their
    are concerned citizens in the area that are
    trying to address this issue in others under
    related stories and comments and your staff
    is censoring these rather uncomfortable facts.
    _citizenactivist Feel free to email that to
    your Crime email list.

    • Feb 13, 2013
      3:17 PM
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    Marc sir, one other thing...while we're talking
    about crime. If you have the nerve to send it
    to the crime list for me..feel free.
    Someone needs to remind RPD and their chief that
    it is a crime to steal, hold, throw away or
    other-wise withhold life giving blankets, sleeping
    bags, temporary shelters (ie: tents) from the
    Thanks Buddy.

    Homeless/Panhandlers in Redding CA. Citizen Calls their program a Hack Job

    Local Resident finally calls Ed, owner of CR Gibbs in Redding on his and
    his butt-buddies plans for the homeless panhandlers of Redding.

  • 12:03 p.m.

  • Californication writes: 2

  • Fact: Not all pan-handlers are homeless, and not all homeless are pan-handlers.

    Fact: Not all pan-handlers are tweekers or bad people.

    Fact: Ed Rullman & his tea party express will not tell me how to spend my money. I give to whomever I want to give, whenever and wherever I want to give.

    But one person who will not be getting any of my money is Ed Rullman, and any other business person who participates in this hack job.

    Nobody wants to see pan-handlers in front of any business, but you're all going about this the wrong way.

    Thank You

  • 2:12 p.m.

  • Mark insightful

  • Suggest removal
  • pv96087 writes:
    in response to californiakayaker:
    It doesn't matter how much support you can get, you cannot re-write the constitution to fit your beliefs. The constitution says all have freedom of speech, regardless of whether they happen to be homeless, look like their homeless, or whatever. I supported the tea parties right to free speech at the library, and I support the rights of the beggars. Both are protected by the first amendment!
    Thank you californiakayaker,
    Although I have not read all of the posts here, I will still say that this post of yours and a couple of others about the First Amendment are probably the most insightful and accurate posts on this thread. ALL are protected by the First Amendment and I support and respect Freedom of Speech for everybody... That means the right, the left, the rich, the poor, the homeless, the tea party, the occupiers, all political activists and all colors of the rainbow...
    In this case the panhandlers have a right to panhandle, the businesses have a right to their "Handouts don't help" campaign and lastly Earl Boek and panhandler/homeless advocates have every right to protest these businesses…
    The First Amendment is alive and well in Redding folks… :) I appreciate that…
    Thank you Earl Boek for the invitation and I apologize I was unable to attend...

    Thanks Again


    Earl Allen Boek What a Patriot Looks Like Proudly Still Standing After 4 Agent Orange Surgeries

    Proud to stand for and speak for the homeless when it's needed. Around Redding, CA,
    sadly (because it didn't used to be that way) until THEY all moved here, not the
    homeless, the generation X'ers, "leaders, so called movers and shakers."  It's been
    open season on these folks every since._citizenactivist

    CR Gibbs Owner Thinks a Boycott Is Good For Business? Well Good On Him

    Ed of American Grille thinks a Boycott is good for Business. We'll See

    First of all I'd like to thank all the media that showed up at CR Gibbs yesterday.
    I felt a little bad for them, as they seemed sad we did not have more boots on
    the ground. In a city with a few thousand folks sitting around with no jobs, no
    shelter, no cell phones, no internet and no cars, it would not have been that
    hard to bring some along. Maybe next time.

    Like I told David Benda, "Dave, you and I know who butters your bread around
    town."  Still the article he did for the Record Searchlight was even-handed I
    felt he spent a lot of time on the issue.   I suggest that all media start spending
    more time interviewing the homeless panhandlers, yes, in spite of what you
    are being told, many of the panhandlers are also homeless.

    As far as a low turnout. CR Gibbs was busier Monday, from the show of cars
    than it was on Tuesday IMO.  Still Ed the owner, was able to parlay our visit
    there into a last minute meeting of his own supporters, who like ours, were
    not all able to attend.  Still only about 100 businesses represented out of what
    5,000 local businesses, well that is hardly a mandate is it?

    Between you and I, our plans were to move on to the few other Redding businesses
    also displaying the I'm addicted to something posters..."So Don't Feed My Habits"
    But business was so good for ED, I feel we owe it to him to continue focusing on
    his business.  We apologize in advance for any business  Best Western Hotels
    National Chain may loose in this negative association.  But like me sometimes,
    Ed's mouth is his biggest enemy._citizenactivist

    Note to Ed: In the beginning they all think a informational picket like this is
    fun and exciting and might work in their favor...generally it never well, as a
    promoted Boycott of any business is the gift that keeps on giving.  While I
    admit it will be hard for you at first to gauge your loses, as time goes on
    you'll see that folks, especially at lunch time, are not looking for too much
    excitement.  My advice, as someone who has also owned a restaurant or two,
    one on Hilltop Dr. and been corporate trained to run some ten or more,
    concentrate on your service and food as best you can during these days ahead,
    because your politics are about to start costing you dearly.

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013

    Homeless Redding, CA. Light of Truth Shines On Their Evil Plans and Schemes.

  • 7:03 p.m.
  • citizenactivist writes:1
    in response to Reddingsince1959:
    Ya, we missed your big demonstration today. 2 just doesn't do it for me.
    So let's go over the numbers, you had 2 and we had over 100. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, seems to me we had the better support.
    Not may panhandlers willing to step into those crosshairs with you?
    Oh and make sure you bring panhandlers and not homeless because this is about panhandlers, not the homeless or the homeless vets.  (We all know what this is about.)
    To: Reddingsince1959 

    David brought an entire
    Army to their knees they
    just thought he was
    by himself. Read your bible.

    Ephesians 6:10-18
    New International Version (NIV)

    The Armor of God

    10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
    18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
    Today the flaming arrows of the evil ones bounced of the shield of faith back to those who sent them and it wasn't a pretty sight. And I'll also mention, some were not too happy to have the
    bright light of truth shinning on their evil plans and schemes.

    How much trouble do you really think I'd have getting a dozen or more homeless to come with us? We have a few thousand just sitting around. I'm not sure we're done yet with old ED and CRGibbs and it's smart___es like you that really motivate guys like me.

    Monday, February 11, 2013

    Homeless in Redding, CA 2 YEARS and Counting.

    Citizens of Redding...We have a bunch of folks falling through the cracks of our
    social system.  With the very best intentions, we pray, they are asking the giving,
    heartfelt citizens of Redding, Ca to stop donating to homeless pan-handlers. 
    They've done such a bag-up-job taking care of them they now are telling us they
    deserve EVERY PENNY.  We fear it has more to do with control and power than
    actual love and concern for their fellow men and women, down on their luck.
    Homeless of Redding, CA No evidence of booze or drugs present.

    Sunday, February 10, 2013

    Please Boycott This Business
    Lake Blvd McDonalds
             Another 2 year-on-the-street Redding Homeless Person  "Addicted" to Food and Shelter
    Still waiting for that "Solution"
    Homeless "Solution" UNFAIR Boycott This Business PROTEST !

    This will be the first of several...... Bring picket signs, posters, cameras, etc...

    As we begin our protests against the Redding Business Merchants "Handouts Don't Help" campaign !!

    Also an e-mail list will be established for those interested in POSITIVE SOLUTIONS to the homeless problem in Redding.

    With Families and Children the fastest growing homeless population and 1 in 4 homeless veterans the "Handouts Don't Help" campaign

    in our opinion is an indirect violation of their civil rights, a demeaning attack and war against the poor and homeless,

    as well as unacceptable and against the directions contained in the Bible.
    From the Handouts Dont Help website...

    "Many local well meaning donors have offered money or food to panhandlers, or their pets, without understanding that that they are sustaining a way of life counterproductive to the true help needed in our community."

    Words of Jesus Christ...

    "Come, you 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; 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."

    One must spiritually conclude the "Handouts Dont Help" people are operating under the spirit of the Anti Christ...

    Boycott List So Far - Shasta .com...California Haircuts...State Farm Marlene Gerboth...Carmonas Appliance...As Seen On TV Store...Collectors Choice...McDonalds' Burgers Lake Blvd.


    Lets Address This Homeless Problem Once and For All !

    Friday, February 8, 2013

    2 Kings 4:10 Let's make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him. Then he can stay there whenever he comes to us."
    Proverbs 14:31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
    Please join us in boycotting Kebler Furniture and the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce
    For their Homeless "Solution" UNFAIR

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Redding Homeless Please Boycott The Following Businesses

    Taken from multiple websites
    Please join us in Boycotting the following
    homeless hating businesses Shasta dot com,
    California Haircuts, State Farm, Marlene
    Gerboth, Carmonas Appliance, As Seen On TV,
    Collectors Choice Thank You Homeless are
    Citizens too.

    Please join us in Boycotting the following
    homeless hating businesses Shasta dot com,
    California Haircuts, State Farm, Marlene
    Gerboth, Carmonas Appliance, As Seen On TV,
    Collectors Choice  Thank You  Homeless are
    Citizens too.

                                                 AS SEEN ON TV  PLEASE BOYCOTT!/media/set/?set=a.471358739598645.110768.271189856282202&type=1

    Redding Homeless Campaign to Stop Giving Handouts Lacks Business Support

    After over 1 hour of traveling around the Redding area looking for the "Handouts
    Don't Help" posters on any business, I finally found one on the door of a Churn
    Creek business. However, after shooting some pictures and video and letting the
    manager of the business know that I would soon be sharing his business and his
    position with the citizens of Redding and about 5,000 of my personal friends,
    followers, local relatives and others....he admitted the Handouts group just came
    through the center handing out the posters to businesses and one of his girls put
    it up on the door without clearing it with him.  Seems, while some local businesses
    are going along with the organizations position on homeless giving....they are
    pretty quick to jump ship, as this smart manager did when he gladly turned over
    the poster to me. 

    My advice, if you do not agree with this heavy-handed approach to helping the
    homeless or you feel like I do, someone that has given for years to the local mission
    and food banks, who no matter how much they get, can't seem to ever get the job
    done.  Take a camera out with you when you shop.  Take a photo of every business
    proudly displaying one of these signs and let them know we will help them promote
    their position internet wide._citizenactivist


    Well Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce, People of Progress, Good News
    Rescue Mission and ALL Redding Businesses joining the anti-panhandling Bull
    Shit Program...NOW YOU'VE GONE AND DONE IT.

    Redding Citizens:  Please join with me in a General Boycott of each
    non-profit (I will identify them all as I get up to speed with this issue)
    and ALL Greater Redding Businesses displaying the new Anti-Panhandling
    posters in their windows.  Not another dime. Your comments are welcome here.

    Please show some class when you post. Much appreciated._Citizenactivist
  • Christians must interact with their fellow humans and have fellowship with the poor and homeless, and those given the gr...ace to see realize that giving a sandwich or an article of much needed clothing, or money is an opportunity to minister to those hurting and lost on a much deeper spiritual level.

    Those that wish to regulate the care of the homeless and leave it to the "pros" do not have those eyes to see, or for that matter ears to hear what God through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit has said to his body of believers called "The Church"

    And reconsider giving cash donations to those charities, especially those which suggest government regulations and permits in order to care for the homeless, and those that have no method of community transparency and accountability.

    Love your neighbor, let no law or regulation be formed against this. Let no one criminalize and regulate the practicing of your faith and and religion.
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  • Chris Solberg