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Below are links to updates and history regarding the current oil disaster off the coast of
the USA. Of interest to having better alternatives for the future is the link below
regarding the offers by the well prepared and experienced Dutch, that the Obama
did not to accept. Seems he just can’t manage to do anything right. Fortunately the
American system provides for the removal of a president, a few have found out, even if
the hard way, like Andrew Johnson, ol wild ( with the ladies ) Bill, also tricky Dickie . . . . .
Next . . . . .
NJ Beach Oil And Tar Balls Update
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx15oOb2X7s – Vid
Pensacola Beach Waters Fizzing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz3EZLVE2OU – Vid
FEMA – If Storm, Oily Water Will Cover Homes
Patches Of Oily Sheen Near Miami
BP, Coast Guard – Mystery 2nd Pipe In BOP
BP To Try To Put New Cap On Blown Well
Two Weekend Operations Could Boost Collection
BP Disaster – A Matter Of National Security?
Tar Balls On Coco Beach & Canaveral On FL EAST Side
Oil Sheen On North Carolina Coast
Internal Bleeding In Shrimpers Exposed To Corexit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeeagOtxIPE – Vid
Illness Or Injury In Over 1,500 Oil Cleanup Workers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05ZKFMzEdhI – Vid
Toxic Rain In Miami, Plants & Trees Dying
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSvHho90O3g – Vid
Tar Balls Washing Up On East Coast Of Florida
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvGKLHVVAK4 – Vid
Oil Reaches Miami Beaches http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXamfJrDuXo – Vid
Tar Balls In Surf Ft Walton Beach, FL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJgadMcWsno – Vid
Grim Aerial Footage Of Deepwater Ground Zero
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV0TnjnuFww&feature=player_embedded – Vid
BP Gulf Disaster – An Extraordinary Failure Of Govt
Relief Well Timing Depends On Oil’s Spread
Did OIL Kill The Animals Washing Up On Beaches?
Scammers Take Full Advantage Of Oil Disaster
Long Beach, MS Ocean Looks Like Cooking Oil
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiMkSzCEIhE – Vid
Deadly Downpour ‘Oily Film’ In ND – Large Fish Kill
Restaurants Serving Untested (Corexit) Seafood
Tar Balls Rolling Ashore Near Daytona Beach
128 BP Cleanup Workers Sickened – Warned
Ex-Shell CEO – 50-50 Chance For Relief Wells
Is The Gulf Disaster Related To AR Quake Cluster?
US Navy Evacuates Gulf
Operate To Failure – The Catastrophe Of The Millennium
BP Aims To Fix Oil Volcano By ‘End Of July’
Jindal Plan Criticized By Feds, Scientists
Millions Of Migrating Birds Head Toward Gulf Oil…
John Clark’s Spin On The BP Crisis
Gulf Oil Toxic Gas Risks To Humans
Survival Guide To Gasses Released In The Gulf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-peCp4217A&feature=player_embedded – Vid
BP Worker Taken In Ambulance – Journalist Bullied
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pi8R_FUGys – Vid
Kindra Arnesen On Worst Case BP Blowout Scenario
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vpJVELKPPM – Vid
Another Look – Oil Shown Erupting From Sea Floor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2RxIQP0IBU – Vid
They Must Be Hiding Something Real Big
Lungs Burn In Louisiana Even With Respirators
http://www.youtube.com/projectgulfimpact#p/a/u/0/T0-zvTMa7DI – Vid
Corexit Dispersant Is Decimating The Gulf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FxfYqnlQ50 – Vid
Gulf Oil/Water Analysis Results – VERY Toxic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq65E7rmO_k&feature=player_embedded – Vid
Oil Now In Lake Ponchartrain
BP Oil Damage Costs Rise To $33 Billion
Why Did US Refuse Dutch Oil Cleanup Offer?
27,000 Abandoned, Capped Wells In Gulf
4 Dead In Last 10 Days After Gulf Beach Swimming
Gulf Water Swimming Can Cause Respiratory FAILURE
Massive Tar Ball Comes Ashore In NE Texas
BP Will Have Just One Chance With Relief Well
What Happens If Relief Wells Fail? (nukes)
BP Propaganda – Two Sides Of The Coin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_rZioMj5Sc – Vid
BP Collapse Could Crash Financial Markets
Heavy Winds, High Surf Affecting Gulf Cleanup
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLOj95FzQpI – Vid
All Gulf States Now Affected By Oil In Water
Oil Raises Arsenic Levels In The Ocean
Vegetables Dying In Central Florida
http://www.rense.com/general91/dying.htm – Photos
Uniformed Cops On BP Payroll? Enter The ACLU
Ixtoc Gulf Platform Blowout 30 Years Later
Acid, Toxic Rain In Texas – Compilation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2Ly8q7lZo4 – Vid
Oilgeddon, The Beginning Of The End – Searing Satire
Voices From Grand Isle Louisiana
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnO3-3Evjfk – Vid
Oil Or Chemical Rain In SC – Update – Vid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ahDTEU5UPA – Vid
Toxicologist’s Warning On Oil Dispersants
Oily Beach Sand Removed, ‘Yellowish Sand’ Returned
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U9fgQmdE9Q – Vid
Rains Burning Holes In Ohio Plants, Flowers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMUUwOVQzjk – Vid
Low Oxygen Forces Sharks, Fish Right To Surf Line
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmtFzeYerLQ – Vid
BP Oil – Now Acid Rain In Sanford, FL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nylrWp29HCg – Vid
Superb Oz 60 Minutes On Oil Disaster – Pt 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcvzkrPL9C4&feature=player_embedded – Vid
Superb Oz 60 Minutes On Oil Disaster – Pt 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC-tYZ7tbYM&feature=player_embedded – Vid
Oil Situation Page – Updated Continually
Half Past Human March 2010 Predictions Of Oil Disaster
– Lindsay Williams – Oil Disaster Update*
Israeli company finds oil and find more
giant natural gas deposit
— As America suffers oil spill
THIS IS NOT COINCIDENCE
“In the day of prosperity be joyful,
but in the day of adversity consider.
God has made the one OPPOSITE the other”
( Ecclesiastes Chapter 7:14)
Israel set to become gas exporter
Consortium finds enough gas to secure energy needs for 50 – 70 years.
A consortium led by billionaire Yitzhak Tshuva
announced on Thursday that it
has struck natural gas in a field called
‘Leviathan’ off the coast of Israel.
The field is estimated to
contain 15 trillion cubic feet
of gas and is the second large scale
gas find in a month. Last month’s
find, in a field called ‘Tamar’, is thought
to contain enough gas to supply Israel
for the next twenty years.
Mon, May 31, 2010 Sivan 18, 5770
An Israeli oil exploration company on Thursday announced that it had found a huge amount of oil and gas during drilling below the city of Rosh Ha’ayin this week.
Givot Olam Oil Exploration Limited Partnership said that more than 60 percent gas was measured in the drill, indicating the first such find in Israel.
The company said it was too soon to determine what significance the find would bring to Israel, but added that it would become clear over the next few months of drilling whether it could be used for commercial purposes.
Givat Olam began drilling at the Megged 5 well beneath Rosh Ha’ayin last June. Its shares rose 123 percent upon news of the find.
THIS IS NOT COINCIDENCE
the unfolding oil spill disaster well ruptured April 20 this was
Israel Independence day,
and this is no coincidence.
Oil spill happened in the sea, in Hebrew: Yam=50. It happened during Sefirat HaOmer where we count 50 days from Pesach to Shavuot.
This is a time auspicious for judgments to come down from heaven.
READ THE DETAILS HERE there is alot more …………………………….
This shows the
Hand of God
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Iranian military leaders say that they have begun delivering weapons to Palestinian terrorists in the West Bank and elsewhere in the region after months of promising increased military support for Israel’s enemies.
A top Iranian military commander confirmed weapon shipments to the West Bank have already begun and that more will be sent to other “Palestinian resistance “
“Arming the West Bank has started and weapons will be supplied to the people of this region,” Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the commander of Iran’s volunteer Basij force told the state-run Fars News Agency last Wednesday.
Now a 7.6 IN IRAN
THE GOD IS WARNING IRAN TO
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake has killed at least 37 people and injured 850 in south-west Iran, officials say.
Rescue teams have been sent to the affected area, but darkness is hampering rescue operations.
The quake struck 90km (60 miles) south of the country’s only nuclear power station in Bushehr, the US Geological Survey (USGS) says.
However, the nuclear plant has not been affected and is working normally, officials have said.
The quake was felt across the Gulf in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain.
Some 10,000 people are thought to live in the affected area in more than 50 villages, two of which have reportedly been completely levelled.
Bushehr’s governor says 700 houses have been damaged and 200 families affected.
Based on Shiite philosophy Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will not of his own accord deter from building a nuclear weapon.
It is known :
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has declared that the 12th imam will appear soon and that he is to pave the way for this. Iran has stirred up trouble with the west in order to get the west to attack them. He believes he must create great world crisis. This is because Ahmadinejad believes that at such a time the messiah will come and impose Islamic rule and law in the world. He is a dangerous man.
His call for the destruction of Israel may have grabbed headlines abroad, but it is President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s devotion to a mystical religious figure that is arousing greater interest inside Iran. In a keynote speech on Wednesday to senior clerics, Ahmadinejad spoke of his strong belief in the second coming of Shi’ite Muslims’ “hidden” 12th Imam. “Our revolution’s main mission is to pave the way for the reappearance of the 12th Imam, the Mahdi,” Ahmadinejad said in the speech to Friday Prayers leaders from across the country. Ahmadinejad refers to the return of the 12th Imam, also known as the Mahdi, in almost all his major speeches since he took office in August. He is a dangerous man.
Many will deny even after all this knowledge the truth concerning Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s desire to establish a Islamic caliphate (Single Islamic international ruling nation) even by using Nuclear weapons if he deems necessary.
They are as Dan Pearl, the reporter who was also refused to recognize the evil potential of these people and got his head chopped off.
NEGOTIATIONS WILL NOT STOP THE IRANIAN REGIME FROM BUILDING A NUCLEAR WEAPON
A popular overthrow of their government is not probable.
A GREAT EARTHQUAKE SEEMS TO BE THE MOST PROBABLE SOLUTION FOR DIVINE INTERVENTION
Here is a brief history of Iranian earthquakes :
There have been MANY more this is only a partial listing
Rabbi Abulafia teaches that Giving form to matter is a מופת (miraculous wonder). This is giving nature to physicality. This is the nature of the physical world. In the form of matter there are subtle changes. Bringing energy only concealed as potential to become actualized. But how is it possible to nullify something completely ?. But a thing that is close can be brought out. (its easier to accomplish something that is in the way of natures providence. Because the כבוד (glory) of nature is included in it (and not disregarded). It is the completion of what has been prepared by nature, by the Name. The name first goes out rising preparation so that the work can be accomplished by nature of nanhaga (Divine guidance) of creation. Know that the final thing in preparing for a thing to go out from potential to actual is, much learning . There is no learning without the letters. The learning of man is the work of Elokim (God). The completion of cavana (Divine intentions) is in the form of the letters. So to in the work of the Divine name. There is no way out side that of nature. So work is like the letters. They support it according to what the man has done.
SO WOULD YOU SEE IT AS DIVINE PROVIDENCE
NO ONE GOOD LIKES DEATH AND DESTRUCTION
IN THIS CASE IT IS BETTER THAN
THIS IS NOT A PROPHETIC PREDICTION
Manifestation of the event happens through
These names :
The 360 permutations of the name
like it is beginning
Iran should back
Iran earthquake injures hundreds – 31 July 2010
American Drones crashed into the Bushehr reactor and Iranian UAV expert, Program Chief assassinated.
On Aug. 1, An American warship cruising in the Persian Gulf lofted three unmanned aircraft and crashed them deliberately on the dome atop the Iranian nuclear reactor in Bushehr.
The townspeople (app. 250,000) panicked in the belief that an Israeli or American attack on Iran’s nuclear installations had begun. They speculated that the US retaliated for a supposed Iranian submarine assault on the Japanese M Star supertanker in the Straits of Hormuz four days earlier, on Wednesday, July 28. If the Iranian sub attack was true, was it Tehran’s reply to statements by US officials, according to which the military option against the Islamic Republic was back on the Pentagon’s table?
This surmise led to the next guess that the Americans drones bombed Bushehr both as a military exercise and as Washington’s answer to the latest round of threats from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other top Iranian officials. They have threatened to bring the United States to its knees if their nuclear sites are attacked, wipe Israel off the map and set the Middle East on fire, especially Tel Aviv.
And where did the reported murder in another part of Iran of Reza Baruni, father of Iran’s military UAV program, fit into the rising climate of confrontation?
The drone attack on Bushehr was real
That same day, close to midnight, three unmanned aerial vehicles did indeed crash into the Bushehr reactor dome leaving at least five staff members confirmed dead. Speculation was rife in the panic-stricken population – that the huge bang was either the opening shot of an American invasion of Iran, or that a series of well-spaced US-Israeli operations was underway for knocking out installations in other parts of the country.
Some locals claimed they had received information about widely-spread attacks on the phone from relatives in Arak, the site of a new heavy water plant in the Markazi province of western Iran, and in Darkovin, the southern Ahwaz province, where secret nuclear facilities are under construction and where the UAV pioneer Buruni had just been killed.
To calm the populace, Bushehr’s city leaders asked Tehran for some straight answers. They elicited a Ministry of Defense communiqué which confirmed that a single drone had indeed crashed into the nuclear reactor dome, but insisted it was launched by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to test the alertness of the air defense personnel guarding it and the effectiveness of its anti-air radar system.
According to DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s Iranian and intelligence sources, Tehran could not dismiss the incident out of hand after three mighty explosions racked the town. So the deputy district governor for security affairs, Mohammad Hossein Shenidi, who is responsible for safeguarding Bushehr and its reactors against air or missile attacks, pitched in with a minimized version:
A single drone had indeed been fired, he admitted, but it carried no explosives because its only purpose was to simulate a loud bang to check the level of local alertness. DEBKA
August 5, 2010
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Filed under: Manorah
It says in this weeks parsha “ When you go to war against an enemy in your land, you shall sound the trumpets “. Concerning this verse the Shalah haKodesh says that the enemy referred here is the evil inclination. Like an invader he is always trying to nourish from Holiness. Time and time again he comes to do battle. This battle should not be taken lying down, but one must
sound the trumpets. Meaning one must arouse their Nashama with great vigor. This is done by performing the mitzvot (commandment) with great kavana (intent). The sages mean this when they say that if
one’s evil inclination rises up against him let him take it to the bait midrash (place of learning). If this does not work he should say the sma (Meditate on the Name of God), and if this does not work let him think of the day of death. Now we
must also consider “When you go to war against an enemy in your land” in its most simple sense,
as there is no doubt that The Jewish people have enemies in the Holy Land now. Know that these
enemies are a manifestation of our evil inclinations, by this they are given force. By our adherence to the Torah, and standing strongly against those who are against God’s Torah. We shall conquer all our enemies, with the help of God.
One when assaulted by their evil inclination needs to run into Holiness, as it says “the chyot (angels) ran and returned” (Ezekial). By this running we will find ourselves in a new place with a new awareness far from the thoughts of the sitra achra (other side). As it is taught by Elijah the Prophet in Tana DebElyahu that to prevent the evil inclination from gaining a foothold, like Aaron haKohen one should daily light the Manorah so that it is always burning. As the Manorah has 7 openings, so are there found 7 openings in one’s head. We have 2 eyes. We must prevent our vision from leading us astray. One’s eyes need to be dedicated only for the use of Holiness. The eyes are conduits of Chuchmah (Divine wisdom, Creativity, inspiration). Let all ones inspiration lead to Holiness. Likewise one’s ears should not listen to evil. The ears are conduits of Divine understanding. Let all one’s understanding be found in the Torah. The nose is the sense by which mashiach (Messiah) shall discern judgment. It is a conduit for Dat (Divine knowledge). Let one know before they proceed that what they will do will be Holy. While the mouth should be used to speak words of Torah and prayer, not lushon hora (evil speech). The mouth is the conduit of Malchut. Let it be that all one’s actions drive them closer to Holiness in the governance of God. If one guards these portals they will not nourish the evil inclination, and it will not come to slay them. When one is doing mitzvot it will have less strength to interfere. Like during tefila (prayer) the evil inclination will not interfere with their thoughts to distract his mind from his Divine contemplation. He will be able to perform his mitzvot with kavana (intention). By following such instruction we will win our battle against the yetzer hora (evil inclination). The yetzer hora will have no way to gain ascendency over us. Evil will have no way to gain nourishment. Then there will be yielded from the mitzvot that will be done in purity with great kavana a great degree of light ultimately heralding in with a great shofar blast out righteous mashich, when evil shall finally be defeated. Then we shall rejoice with God in His Holy Temple and may this be quickly in our days.
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COPS HAVING FUN
Hassling the Homeless
when will it end
of the people by the people
for the people
To start with what’s all this talk about Marshal Law. Our biggest concern is another manufactured crisis from the Obama camp and the potential for Martial Law. would give the usurper, Obama, nearly total control, especially when he is losing control over the American public and some in Congress.
“The Pentagon Wants Authority to Post Almost 400,000 Military Personnel in U.S.
“The Pentagon has approached Congress to grant the Secretary of Defense the authority to post almost 400,000 military personnel throughout the United States in times of emergency or a major disaster.
We shall look at whats going on now in America
March 11, 2010
City clears ‘Tent City’
Officials: Homeless camp posed problems
By Debby Woodin
Joplin has cleared out “Tent City” and bulldozed brush from a three-acre area around a downtown warehouse district known as a gathering place for homeless people. David Hertzberg, the city’s public works director, said the city and the railroads are working together to clear a triangular-shaped tract under and south of the East Seventh Street viaduct. He said the city is trying to limit vandalism and other problems by eliminating brush that hid activity in the area, and also create easier access for maintaining a main sewer line that runs through the property. The city is using its employees and equipment to do the work, and the railroads are providing insurance along with safety flagging personnel to coordinate train engineers and work crews alongside the tracks. With the brush cleared, the city can keep the area mowed, Hertzberg said. The area is nicknamed “Tent City” because homeless people camp there. Drug and alcohol abusers also visit the area, according to police. Police Chief Lane Roberts said the department has responded to a number of incidents in the area in the past. “The kinds of reports we’ve been called to are varied: assaults, drinking, various code violations, intimidating behavior,” he said. “It runs the gamut, but it’s difficult to control because it’s off the beaten path.” And, the area was hard to get to until the clearing work started, Roberts said. He believes the cleanup will reduce those problems. “It discourages the camping and the kind of activity that goes along with it,” he said. Representatives of neighboring businesses spoke to the Joplin City Council about problems, especially when a homeless shelter was located in a warehouse in the area. Mark Norton, manager of Great Southern Travel Services, 515 E. Seventh St., one of those businesses, said he favors the city’s efforts in the area. “Our problems have gone down a lot” since the shelter operation moved from the warehouse area in August 2008, he said. “I think it’s gotten better. We still have seen people loitering around, but we have not had the problems we had then.” Some homeless people, too, said they feared the problems in the area. A homeless man who this week was visiting nearby Watered Gardens, a Christian outreach at 531 S. Kentucky Ave., said it was a dangerous area because “when there’s a lot of homeless people together, there’s no one to watch your back.” Another person affiliated with Watered Gardens said no one has been camping “because the police took apart the camps and told everybody to stay away from there.” Homelessness A study of local homelessness and possible solutions has been completed by a city-appointed committee. Its recommendations, including an intake center and various types of housing, are waiting for an implementation plan.
Police arrest two, remove tent city
By MARK HAYWARD
New Hampshire Union Leader
Saturday, Apr. 3, 2010
Two homeless people were arrested on trespassing charges Thursday evening when troopers broke up an encampment near the Queen City Avenue exit of Interstate 293, New Hampshire State Police said.
This story is no longer part of UnionLeader.com
(Reuters) – The mayor of California’s state capital unveiled plans on Thursday to shut down a sprawling “tent city” of the homeless that has drawn worldwide media attention as a symbol of U.S. economic decline.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson promised to first make alternative shelter space available for the estimated 150 men and women who inhabit the squalid encampment near the American River, at the edge of the city’s downtown.
Johnson, who toured the area with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger a day earlier, said he hoped to have the ramshackle settlement cleared of tents and debris in the next two to three weeks.
What happened to the residents
of Tent City?
Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 10:45pm
By Stephen George
It had been almost three weeks since the flood of 2010 wrecked Tent City when Sherril Carr and her partner, Luis Alberto, went home to claim their bicycles.
Trudging up the small incline toward the access street that leads to the condemned colony, Carr and Alberto were walking mountain bikes caked in dried mud along the gravel road.
“We’re lucky they were still there,” Carr said, squinting in the bright sunlight of a recent Wednesday morning. The couple lost their tent, clothing, cooking supplies, blankets, phones and radio. Alberto, who is of Cuban descent, lost his identification and birth certificate — he showed a passport when asked how to spell his name. The two, who spent the last six months at Tent City, planned to use the day to seek assistance, first from the Red Cross and then to try to claim food stamps.
Carr and Alberto have been living on the street since the roiling Cumberland River jumped its banks and claimed everything around it in a wash of record rainfall. Some 140 people have been displaced from Tent City, left as a toxic wasteland when the waters receded. In the immediate aftermath of the flood, many of them moved to a Red Cross shelter at Lipscomb University.
But that shelter closed on Tuesday, as did the city’s remaining Red Cross shelters. With Tent City off limits by police order, no one is sure what might become of its inhabitants, most of whom lived there — homeless, as it were, but also part of a distinctive and tight-knit community — not so much by necessity but choice.
Will there be another?
Under the Hermitage Avenue Bridge, where one Tent City encampment used to be, there remains only the detritus of the squatter: torn-up tents, a grill or two, pots and frying pans, pieces of luggage, clothes and hats, a lonely boot, and a Bible opened to Isaiah — the chapter, in fact, where the prophet speaks of a cultivated vineyard producing only wild grapes, which seemed fitting. Everything is caked in dirt.
Near the river, a backyard-style shotgun shed was flipped on its roof, window broken and door hanging slack-jawed. A tarp slung into a tree branch that juts over the Cumberland lilted in a morning breeze.
Tent City was no Shangri-La. To some, it was a filthy, rat-infested receptacle for the city’s leatherneck street warriors. To others, it was an alley version of Survivor — perhaps even sharing in the infantile gamesmanship. To its residents, it was a home disconnected from any grid.
When Doug Sanders and a team of volunteers arrived there on the Sunday of the flood, Tent City was awash in a nasty mix of floodwater, diesel fuel and potentially toxic sludge.
Sanders and the others caravanned residents to temporary shelters; most arrived at the Red Cross’ Lipscomb University shelter, where they would remain until it closed last Tuesday.
There, residents met with members of the Metro Homelessness Commission, which over the course of 10 days managed to connect all but a handful of Tent City’s tenants with other housing options, most of them temporary. According to Metro Councilman Erik Cole, who chairs the commission, a mix of volunteer and church groups — including Sanders’ Otter Creek Church of Christ and Jeannie Alexander’s Amos House, a Catholic outreach group — abetted the ongoing flood-relief efforts.
Displaced Tent Citians were also provided housing vouchers through the Metro Development and Housing Agency: 12 left with Section 8-like rentals, and well above that applied; even more went to hotel rooms — donated by the Gujarat Cultural Association — where they’ll have a free week; some went to generous churches; and a few trekked to the Nashville Rescue Mission and the Campus for Human Development.
“Out of all the people we served on Monday, only two individuals wanted to go back into a tent situation,” Clifton Harris, director of The Key Alliance, the fundraising arm of the homelessness commission, said.
Sanders said by the end of the ordeal, most Tent City denizens were exhausted. While the outreach efforts were tremendous, he said, a lot of the people who lived in the riverside camp are upset and uneasy.
“For them it’s also a feeling of real fear and vulnerability, because they are totally at risk now of, ‘Who’s going to find them a place,’ ” he said. “They have no place to go, and they have no place to go back to.”
Some, like Carr and Alberto, simply wound up on the street. Though Tent City was scheduled to be closed in August because of repair work on the bridge above it, there’s no way to know whether its citizens would’ve snapped into more traditional housing and homelessness programs — like they’re being shepherded into now — or tried to live the same off-the-grid lifestyle to which they’d become accustomed.
Sanders, Alexander and others are looking now for a 2-acre swath to temporarily rebuild Tent City. While Cole said the commission would work with them to that end, he was clear that the commission would prefer the 140 or so go the traditional route.
“[But] none of us are naive enough to think there’s not going to be another Tent City somewhere in the future,” he said.
Both the residents and social service agencies were nervous about Thursday’s deadline from a Camden County official to shut down the community. They feared adequate housing would not be found by the deadline, forcing the 30 or so remaining homeless people to move out of a relatively safe environment and into the streets.
Gino Lewis, the official who wanted to close the enclave, arrived there Thursday morning to tell community founder Lorenzo “Jamaica” Banks that Tent City would not be closed yet — and that efforts would continue to find housing.
Lewis says that the residents have formed a real community over the years. But he said the settlement, wedged in the woods between a highway off-ramp and train tracks, is unsafe and unsanitary.
“They’ve done a great job,” Lewis said. “The problem is, right now we need to take the next step for them and help them.”
But he won’t force them out now.
Banks, a Vietnam War veteran who says it’s been 37 years and 11 months since he had a home, said he found the woods a few blocks from downtown Camden about four years ago.
He and some other homeless people cleaned it up, wrote rules and invited others to live there.
Residents of the encampment consider Banks the mayor of “Tent City.” Some hold positions there that include cook, security director, spokesmen and even community outreach coordinator.
Residents have begun growing their vegetables. Other food is donated by some of the volunteers who stop by.
There are weekly meetings and church services. Tent City leaders say they try to get sick residents to doctors.
During summer months, the population can grow as high as 100.
The push to close the camp began after Banks went to officials last year seeking help for his constituents. A task force was formed. The county pledged to use some of its roughly $1 million in federal economic stimulus money for homeless aid to get the tent dwellers into homes.
Banks called for the deadline, but said he wanted to use it as motivation for residents to get out — not to shut down Tent City. But he fretted that the county might enforce it.
As the deadline approached this spring, the population began to grow rather than shrink. By last week, about 60 people were living there.
Some, like Banks, who professes that he “doesn’t do inside,” said they would not move by the Thursday deadline.
Many did, though.
After the reprieve, Lewis won’t name a new deadline to close Tent City.
But Banks said his goal is July 1.
Banks said he would stay to clean up the settlement, which he has been calling Transitional Park.
He’s also been thinking about how nice it would feel to take a hot bath or to brighten a room when night falls. Perhaps he’ll try living under a roof again, he said.
“I think it’s about time,” he said.
Homeless ‘tent city’ moving to switchyard
By Dann Denny
331-4350 | firstname.lastname@example.org
May 2, 2010
March 12, 2010 6:00 AM
People are moving out of the tent cities, but a lot of their stuff is staying behind.
It won’t be there for long.
Once police have finished their rounds at a camp, Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful will show up a few days later to clean it. The campers are being given time to gather what they want and leave the rest behind.
Next week, KCSB will clean the Cimarron camp that officers went through on Thursday.
The detritus left by a record number of campers is taking a toll on the nonprofit, which receives $45,000 a year from the city. That helps cover about 12 camp cleanups, said Executive Director Dee Cunningham.
“We’re going to be needing to do probably at least 20 to 24 this year,” she said.
The agency is getting help from volunteers. Waste Connections donated two dumpsters for next week’s cleanup, and 100 Air Force Academy Cadets will volunteer in April for a Fountain Creek cleanup. A community cleanup around the creek is scheduled for May.
“We’re going to get it back where nature intended it to be,” Cunningham said.
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Probably got Tent cities
And police harassment
In every state
It is also global
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