Friday, February 27, 2015

ATTN: ALL SF HOMELESS, PEERS: SF Town Hall Meet-Be Ready With OUR IDEAS, NOT THEIRS!

    Okay, these folks are using flowery words like SF FAMILY and what not, but remember, the man who is organizing this may mean well, but he has not lived among us for many years and decades, as the rest of us have, here in San Francisco.

    He (Gopman) also has admitted recent, prior bias, if not hatred or anger towards our homeless, but now claims 'he's seen the light'.   

     And he may have, and he's spent some time inside homeless world, as observer, but don't mistake that for the decades of in depth experience that thousands of you residents have in our city, deep in homeless, shelter, human services and city, state and county programs and agencies, that these folks coming to us with THEIR WAYS AND IDEAS AND THEIR SOLUTIONS do not have.

    BRING WHAT YOU WANT AND KNOW TO THE TABLE TO MAKE SURE WE GET WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW WE WANT AND NEED, AT COST, NOT TO ENABLE MEGA PROFITS TO RUN PROGRAMS THEY LIKE DOWN OUR THROATS, AS THEY'VE DONE FOR DECADES NOW.   

       BE AWARE AND DOUBLE CHECK EVERY FACT AND PERSONA AND CORPORATE OR NON-PROFIT BACKER, SPONSOR OR PROGRAM THEY APPROACH US WITH BEFORE WE AGREE TO ANYTHING!

   And he's already linked up to not-from-here ideas and organizations, so, this looks like they wish to present their plans for all of us... but, we need to make sure WE, THE PEOPLE, are the ones who present them, with what we want, where we are, as we are... we must inform them of OUR NEEDS from our point of view where we are at now....     

   They may try to get us all to go move into some complexes they're doing with government - private partnerships FOR PROFITS which means costs for what they 'provide' for us, will always increase, being controlled by bankster faux market values.

   The National Coalition on Homelessness says the majority of all human service programs FAIL because they are not created, designed, managed and operated by local clients, themselves.

   Every time out of towners or newbies come with big programs to solve problems that locals did not create, they fail.   Meaning, they make megabucks for organizers, managers, investors and tax agents... but over time, they fail and collapse on the clients, then there's another crisis and more new top down, not-from-here programs are introduced as 'the next homeless solution'.

      Okay, our teams are meeting with peers and local groups to make sure THE PROGRAMS are to be not for profit and are at lowest cost possible and must be owned, operated and managed by OUR LOCAL PEOPLE and must enable us all to be where we are and stay where we are and not be transported in and out of targeted zones for development or condos, et cetera.   

    Remember, the Elite in our city have hijacked every good program, process, campaign and 'town hall' meetings we've had over decades, to ensure their needs and profit motives are met, ahead of our critical human needs.  

         We saw that with the 'train' to reform the shelters, after we, the people, with Eric Bayer started the SF Power Group (which got our most hardcore folks off the streets and fully housed and employed or enrolled in school in 11 to 20 weeks, with natural foods, self direction and at one tenth of the cost of any other program to date with a 75% success rate).

     And again with the SF Shelter Standards of Care Workshops and Laws that we, the people created, that The Elite wanted to block with then Mayor Gavin Newsom's Veto, which didn't happen.  We passed that law that we wrote and both of the 'from-the-people up' campaigns became world class models.  

  So, we're dealing with CORPORATE TYPES who have a certain nature, no matter how much they may be changing... BE AWARE.

 BE PREPARED FOR ADD ON PROGRAMS THAT COST US MORE AND COME FROM OUTSIDE THE MINDS OF OUR PEOPLE (i.g. Agenda 21, behavior modification, public safety programs from New York, Sweden, et al) that DON'T work here.

    Give us what we know we need and want, how we want it is how programs work best here... we're reasonable adults capable of explaining what we need... we don't need others telling us what we want or what they're going to do for us...

Onward, mark this event on your calendar and organize all your groups now!


You are invited to the following event:
Town Hall
Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
Nourse Theater
275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

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To our #SFCares Family:

Are you ready to see real change in San Francisco?

Join us, Supervisor Mark Farrell, and our co-host Project Homeless Connect at the Town Hall to #EndHomelessness on March 11th. We'll be discussing big ideas that could transform homeless services in SF. Come ready to challenge the status quo and join our community of change-makers.

Questions or concerns? Reach out to us at homelesstownhall@gmail.com

See you there!

A Better SF (previously San Francisco Cares)

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URGENT ACTION! ON MARCH 2ND & 4TH-MAXIMUS PLAZA 16 COALITION PROTEST!

From our friends....
In this email:
  • TAKE URGENT ACTION (DEADLINE MARCH 2nd): Send comments to Planning Department
  • MARCH 4th ON MAXIMUS: We need you there!
  • PLANNING MEETING for March 4th Event: This WED. 3/24 at 6PM
  • REPORT BACK from 2/19 Plaza 16 Coalition Community Meeting
 

::: PLEASE TAKE URGENT ACTION :: DEADLINE MON. MARCH 2nd :::

Please take a moment right now to email, fax, or mail the Director of Environmental Planning requesting increased scoping for the 1979 Mission Environmental Impact Report (EIR). We've made it easy! Just visit the website for submission instructions, sample letter, and sample text.
 

::: MARCH 4th ON MAXIMUS :::
WE DEMAND AFFORDABLE HOUSING NOT MEAGER "COMMUNITY BENEFITS!"


Please join the PLAZA 16 COALITION, CALLE 24 LATINO CULTURAL DISTRICT, OUR MISSION NO EVICTION, and the LATINO DEMOCRATIC CLUB in this action to stop the monster luxury development at 16th and Mission.

MARCH 4th ON MAXIMUS
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4
MEET at 5:45 PM
LABORERS LOCAL 261 UNION HALL
3721 18TH STREET at SHOTWELL


RSVP ON FACEBOOK AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS

On March 4th we will march into Maximus's public meeting. We will demand truly affordable housing for our community, instead of monster luxury towers and meager "community benefits."

MAXIMUS Real Estate Partners--the developers who have proposed the twin ten-story towers at 16th and Mission Street, better known as the MONSTER IN THE MISSION--have announced a public meeting on March 4th.

At this meeting Maximus will present a package of "community benefits" intended to mitigate the tremendous detrimental impact their development would have upon the Mission District. But, of course, no meager community benefits package will make up for the drastically increased residential and commercial rents, and the widespread displacement this project will cause in our community. 

On March 4th, we will have an opportunity to face representatives of Maximus directly and tell them that the only community benefit we need is affordable housing, and that we refuse to let them build their luxury towers in our community.

Contact Andy@Plaza16.org for more info.


 

::: HELP US PLAN AND PREPARE FOR THE CRUCIAL MARCH 4th EVENT :::

Planning Meeting for March 4th on Maximus
WED. FEB 25 at 6PM
PODER: 474 Valencia Street near 16th
Suite #125

Contact Andy@Plaza16.org for more info.

 

::: REPORT BACK FROM 2/19 PLAZA 16 COMMUNITY MEETING :::

On Thursday, February 19, the Plaza 16 Coalition held its first community meeting for 2015 and it was a rousing success. Community folks once again packed St. John’s Church at 15th and Julian Street to get the latest updates on Maximus Real Estate Partners' proposed development for 1979 Mission St. (at 16th), learn about the City’s approval process for such developments, and to initiate a community-led process for developing a community-serving vision for development for Plaza 16.  Read the full report on our website.





More info on the website: Plaza16.org.
Join and endorse the Plaza 16 Coalition.
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Bad State Cannabis Laws Fund Elite Monopolies Destroy Collectives AB266 AB26

(Revision 1.1: 2/18/2015  4:20p All 8 Bills-Status Update Posted At End of Page Below)
(Revision 1.2: 2/16/2015  4:20p - SFAwareness Blogspot)

 ATTENTION !  Here's a reposting of info we emailed to our Peers:

   Share with all who believe adults and local communities have pre-existing natural and human rights to all safe plants given to us, for free, by nature. Including Cannabis, Hemp and all helpful herbs like garlic and even non-GMO food products.

You have an absolute right to all nature gives us for free -- that is already safe and poses no great risk or harm to other humans.

Yet, The Elite abuse state and federal laws to benefit their mega profit machines to tax, control, restrict and monopolize all the things our Creator and Mother Earth gave... to all of us not only some of us.

Excerpt from Email to SF Board of Supervisors, peers and more:

FOR FULL POSTING GO HERE:


REF LEGINFO SEARCH LINKS:




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in the California Legislature for 2015 to 2016 Session.

Sunday - February 15, 2015
San Francisco, California


HELLO EVERYONE!

This is for anyone concerned about the rights of humans to use any of natures plant gifts for any good purpose, without governmental approval, new state laws, taxes, burdens and other frauds that only serve the Elite and take away local community resources, spaces, cash flows and cannabis operations, for their continued enrichment, at our expense.



     This is about a California State 'Cannabis' Bills ( AB266 and AB26 which are like many bills in other states) that seek to give all kinds of powers and oversight, taxes and more to the Elite, who made megabucks because of the prohibition and drug war frauds. (click on pictures to go to links)

They are the ones who used taxpayer money to charge you and members of your family and community from coast to coast, with Cannabis related charges.

They're the ones who for eighty years or more -- stole your land, home and family by the use of fear of cannabis (and later crack) to take away all we have and now, in 2015, they want you all to trust them again and let them write all these new bad laws that take, take, take.

BASTA! 

Stop trusting lawyers, banks, wall street and politicians and legislators and allowing them to pass more bad laws to favor them and harm the rest of us.

Wake Up !

           They're using state law to build monopolies and fund their Pet Government-Corporate-Bank-Real Estate-Development projects (vis a 'privatization') by burdening and taxing your pre-existing right to all of Earth's safe plants without cost or obligation to government, state or corporations, period.

     MINNESOTA

       For example, in Minnesota there are only TWO PEOPLE or ENTITIES that are permitted to grow ALL THE CANNABIS for all the patients in Minnesota.

   This is how state laws are being misused to further the goals of the elite, which are to evade all responsibility and punishment (and payment of damages) for the government sponsored, corporation enriched Frauds of Cannabis & Hemp Prohibition, Drug Wars and today's new state laws, which are all scams.  And bypass Justice and Damages to us all for their crimes, so they can move onto being Kannabis Kings and Lords.


      COLORADO

         In Colorado recently, elite burdens of 'legalization' upon cannabis actually harmed the patients, especially those with little or no income, when medical cannabis reached up to $500 per ounce.


  CALIFORNIA LOCAL FAMILY, COMMUNITY PATIENT COLLECTIVES = $50 to $150 Per Ounce

       Remember, our long time, SAFE, local collectives in San Francisco and Northern California have been healing, reducing harm, helping and relaxing thousands of medical cannabis patients (for decades, safely!) in community collectives for between $50 to $200 per ounce for high grade medicine.

HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF US HAVE DONE THIS FOR GENERATIONS WITHOUT ANY GREAT RISK TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, PERIOD.

 CANNABIS GROWERS AND PATIENTS HAVE NO NEED OR 
DESIRE FOR ANY MORE GOVERNMENT-CORPORATE CORRUPTION.

ALL OF THESE NEW STATE LAWS SEEK TO DESTROY 10,000 YEARS 
OF SAFE HUMAN USE AND TRADITIONS WITH CANNABIS.

IT'S ALL OF OURS' PRE-EXISTING NATURAL AND HUMAN RIGHT 
TO HAVE CANNABIS FREELY AVAILABLE TO ALL AT COST, 
WITHOUT NEED OF GOVERNMENTAL APPROVAL, PERMISSION OR 
ENABLING CORPORATE MONOPOLIES TO  =STEAL=  CANNABIS AGAIN 
TO OUR HARM AND GREAT EXPENSE.   THEY STEAL LOCAL CASH FLOWS.

    BASTA!

         Look at this newly numbered (released Feb 5, 2015) state bill AB266 ( aka AB26) that at first glance is a Re-Vamping of last years AB26, which would have destroyed all of our personal and community and family rights to cannabis in our own collectives.

BOTTOM LINE: WHY THEY WANT YOU TO LET THEM PASS STATE LAWS...

        The elite want you all to BE FORCED TO PAY INTO OBAMACARE which would enable them to bill medicare for your cannabis useage (even if they jack it up with taxes and expenses up to beyond $500 per ounce -- they don't care if taxpayers fund the next series of bad cannabis law frauds they are implementing in California and from coast to coast), no matter how much it costs.

They intend to Destroy all non-elite commercialized, non-profit, community or collective growing, sharing, healing and enjoyment of cannabis, unless you get their permission, pay their fees, pay them taxes which will be misused (as they've been for decades now) and funneled into sweetheart corporate deals, disguised as public works.

The end result of their 'new state laws' will be to maintain the financial, legal, bureaucratic frauds and enable monopolies bankrolled by the usual suspect banksters to TAKE OVER all things cannabis.

They will escape taking responsibility for 80+ years of horrendous, gut wrenching frauds (financed by taxpayers) that caused over 50 million of us to be arrested, harassed, demonized, beaten, killed and had our lives, families, land and homes ripped away from us, by their Organized Legal and Prison System building frauds.

PROHIBITION+LIQUOR+BIG PHARMA+BANKSTERS+BAD STATE LAWS+DEA+FED GRANTS+LOCAL DEPUTIES+DISHONEST PLANNERS+FAKE RED TAGS+LOCAL GOVERNMENT COHORTS 

 =EQUALS= 
  
MASSIVE INCARCERATION, EVICTION, DISPLACEMENT, GENTRIFICATION, IMPOVERISHMENT AND LOSS OF FAMILIES, COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL CASH FLOWS AND LOSS OF LONGEVITY AND PREMATURE DISEASE AND DEATH FOR US ALL IN WAVES CALLED 'EMERGING MARKETS' BY THE ELITE.

THE 'RACKETEERING MODEL' OF FEDERAL DRUG ENFORCEMENT GRANTS TO LOCAL COUNTY AREA AGENCIES, BANKERS, DEPUTIES AND INVESTORS WE DOCUMENTED IN SANTA CRUZ – ALSO HAPPENS FROM COAST TO COASTin 3,000+ U.S. Counties:

       The most recent real life modern example of these ongoing frauds (in all 3,000 U.S. Counties) we can cite here -- is the one in which our own legal and investigative teams SAW and OVERHEARD Santa Cruz County Planners, Bank Manager, Real Estate reps and Santa Cruz County Sheriffs' Deputies --

ALL OF THEM TOGETHER... Plotting and planning how to use red tags (vis a fake failed sceptic tank inspections); by 'burying the land owners with paperwork and expenses to fight wrongful evictions; 'drug house' labelling and local business groups 'targeting' of homes and land upon which there are low income, elderly, disabled owners and renters mixed into other rentals by drug addicts, et cetera.

    It was disgusting to witness.  And having worked inside these banks and corporations for decades, we know its happening in almost all of our 3,000 U.S. Counties, right now.   Ask the folks in your community who have been targeted for cannabis arrests, evictions and unusual mistreatment by local authorities to see what's up where you live.


        All of them, working in concert to STEAL HOMES that have been pre-targeted, using so-called 'Drug Eradication' Grants from Uncle Sam, to finance the R.I.C.O. (Racketeering Operations). All faith in a legitimate federal law enforcement system disappeared for us and our peers, as we saw the entire operation, players, tactics and movements played out before our eyes... out there in the hills and later on in the federal cases brought against them all and other such exposures.

       Like I said, we SAW and OVERHEARD all this and reported it to California State Attorney General Kamala Harris. By we, I mean myself, our legal investigative team, neighbors and our attorney, who we're proud to announce was just accepted to Practice in the U.S. Tax Court.

        So, now, when you share your real life mortgage, bank, drug war or cannabis prohibition fraud information with us -- we can all blow whistles on the corrupt in government AND assist in the legal processes of others -- the ones who make megabucks (especially off of OUR CANNABIS) and fail to pay their taxes or do other frauds to hide the money they give to our politicians and others involved in these Great Crimes against us all.

FOR DETAILS ON THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY RACKETEERING GO HERE:


The entire cannabis situation, past, present and the road the elite have planned for us are all frauds. The Elite who made fortunes by stealing your natural rights to cannabis 80+ years ago and who put you all in jail for their pleasure, not for justice or to protect the public. They are the same families who are trying be KINGS OF CANNABIS and claim cannabis as their own.

      For Justice, Balance and Freedom to happen, millions of us realize that the only Right Choice for us -- is to END ALL PROHIBITIONS, seek damages for cannabis prisoners and taxpayers who funded these frauds since 1934 and insure no state passes laws that infringe upon our pre-existing rights.

       To NOT seek Justice and Reparations and let the elite take over cannabis and get richer at our expense without a care, would be another crime and a failure of our Duties to be people of honor and respect and justice.

      To take back what the corrupted have destroyed and hogged for themselves.

    Time For us all to 'be real' and admit the entire affair of prohibitions, drug wars and other nonsense, was not for public safety.   It was all a fraud of the elite to get into our lives so deep that we can't even breath. It's time for us all to sober up and be adult and righteous about our future with cannabis.

          CANNABIS, HEMP AND ALL SAFE PLANTS ARE OURS.   It's High Time to Take It All Back to our selves and our local communities, as it was before they conned us.

       If we don't -- the costs of cannabis will keep rising and all our poor, sick, elderly and long time growers, patients and healers will always be a slave to the elite's price fixing and taxing and policing controls, that none of us need or want.

       We must take back all the rights we had before the onslaught of their government sponsored 'evil weed' frauds that all taxpayers paid for -- and they used the public to take away cannabis and replace it with man made toxic chemicals, fuels, fabrics, liquor, narcotics, etc. that also maimed, KILLED and incarcerated millions of us.

      Since 1934 or so, How Many Cannabis Patients suffered or were forced onto killer pharma drug or illicit narcotics or alcohol abuse only because of the Government-Corporate's Frauds and cruel raids and incarcerations of people who posed no threat; and had caused no harm to anyone else in their community ?

    That's in addition to using violent, militarized rogue police powers and asset seizure drug war grant frauds to take away the home, land, cars, children and liberties of over 50 million americans over the past 80+ years.

All of it and Today's New State Laws -- are all part of ongoing taxpayer funded frauds, planned out and conducted by state and federal government agencies and their bankster corporate partners in real estate and mortgage crimes.

Check this out:

CA STATE BILL AB266 - (similar to last year's CA AB26-)

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB266

    This is NOT 'marked' AB26, this is now AB266 -- Read this and tell us if this will result in higher costs for us all and no protection by government is needed since cannabis is safe enough without more bureaus and agencies to steal more local cash flows with.

   
   Cheers!
 

   Oh, we've started a new group ( OFF OF FACEBOOK ) called "10,000 Cannabis Patients From Northern California". Join Us Today!

      Join The Seen.Is Group Here :


here: https://www.seen.is/group/4423
 

     No matter what you may feel personally about cannabis or people who use cannabis, we could just as well be discussing soothing Teas, healing Garlic or any other natural plant that is already safe.

      Talking about Basic herbs, natural medicines and basic food stuff that we all have an absolute right (absent a showing of a great risk or harm) to have.
 

      As a human adult, we have all the rights, powers and benefits of such FREE GIFTS FROM NATURE, to grow, have and use without asking for permissions, paying taxes, fees or mega profit margins to the government or the elite.

STAND UP FOR US ALL NOW AND WE STAND UP FOR YOU TOMORROW.

      Send this email to anyone you feel may wish to help stand up for our common natural rights and stop the elite from stealing plants like cannabis from us all, for their maximum, exclusive benefits and profits, to our great loss.

Thank you all.

s/J.Leonard

@El Cafetazo Cafe in San Francisco's Mission District with volunteers and peers working on these issues, right now. We're here from 4pm to 9pm every day working on these research products and need your support.   

    Please donate food, compassionate medicine or your time and effort to HELP US help us all.       

When no one helps, nothing gets done.  If we all do something, the elite can't win.
Former SF Shelter Monitoring Committee Member (for id only)

Co-Founder SFAwareness Group (c) 2007-2015 - Mailto: SFAwareness@UnSeen.Is

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE - WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2015

Here are all 8 Bills To Do With Cannabis or Hemp in California Legislature: 

2015 2016 CALIFORNIA Bill Status-AB26 AB34 AB103 AB243 AB258 AB256 SB69 SB165 As Of 02 18 2015:



BILLS TRACKED:   8    2015-2016 California State Legislature
  
 NOTE: All subscriptions will be deleted at the end of their respective two-year session.

+Bill, Subject, Status  (Bills in Committee Progress listed 1st, Pending Referral Last)
 

 #1 -  +AB-103  -Budget Act of 2015.    > Assembly-In Committee Process-Budget

 #2 -  +AB-258  -Organ transplants: medical marijuana users.    > Assembly-In Committee Process-Health 
 #3 -  +SB-69     -Budget Act of 2015.    > Senate-Pending Referral

 #6 -  +AB-34    -Medical cannabis: state regulation.    > Assembly-Pending Referral

 #7 -  +AB-243  -Medical marijuana cultivation.    > Assembly-Pending Referral
 

 #8 -  +AB-266   -Medical marijuana.    > Assembly-Pending Referral 

YOU MAY CLICK MOUSE ON EACH LINE ITEM ABOVE TO GO DIRECTLY TO SOURCE

END 02/18/2015 LEGISLATIVE STATUS UPDATE

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Respect Boundaries and Meeting Circle Space on Our SF Sidewalks: Rude Bike Messengers, et al. - Pay Attention To Your Bad Selves.

Attention:  For Profit Bike Food Messengers in the Mission District:

Who Do You Think You Are, Trying To Push Your Bike Into Our Group Meeting Spaces & Parking Meters on Our Streets, huh ?    

 Do You Think You Are Privileged When You Ride A Bike For A Corporation in Our City on Our Sidewalks and push your way into the middle of groups relaxing on our streets, so you can Lock Up, Illegally, At Parking Meters ? 



   Think Again!     Our City of San Francisco is a PEOPLE FIRST city.

    This means when Our People are on the street, occupying a space, such as around a parking meter at the curb, so we can speak and smoke away from the doors of local cafes --  we do not want YOU to try to cut into our meeting circles (already pushed to the curb, thanks to unjust Sit and Lie Law that violates International Human Rights) --  to lock your bike up illegally on our parking meters.

    We do ask you nicely, at first, and most of you 'get it' and go park elsewhere.  A word to the wise is sufficient, but the fools persist.   

  We appreciate people who respect us the first time we ask them to not bother us, park their bike near us, et cetera.  

   That is Our Right to Demand that from any person, to not have their bikes or property stuck into the middle of our assembled groups on the sidewalks --  but especially the tools and pawns transported here to displace us all.

   Their Radios are loud and give us a headache and remind us of police action and violence. 

   Their Presence is disturbing when we see them, let alone when they jump up fast onto our sidewalks or run up into the middle of our groups to park, as if we were not there and did not exist, before they arrived on the scene.

     This is called respect for your Host City where you are a Guest, Visitor or Newcomer to.

 If we go to New York, for example, and see a circle of locals congregating, we DO NOT ride up on our bikes or walk up with our bikes INTO their circle to park it at the meter or pole in the middle of that group…

    because they may stab or shoot you for VIOLATING their personal group space on their streets and sidewalks.   Because of aggressive lack of basic respect.


Memorial BBQ, Support Meetups
   We are Guests in their hood and act appropriately as we expect others who visit or are new to our neighborhoods, to do the same.

     Especially, if we're making profits by biking and try to force our will over the locals… not too bright !

   No one standing in a group should ever have to ask a person twice, to go away and not invade their space and peace of mind.

   Anyone who pushes that (insisting on being in or putting their bikes, bags or backpacks into the middle of our groups)  is asking for Anti-Harassment Orders, because we take our peace of mind, security and personal spaces seriously. 


Baby Weber BBQ
  We'll file against their own person and others at their company, who repeat this bad, intrusive behavior.  

  Because pushing in too close, after being told no - violates our right to be left alone and not bothered by what they want or need in the spaces that we already occupy for good purpose.

    Only a fool or a Rude Control Freak Egotist keeps trying to force their will against locals -- who were doing fine --  until you came up into their scene.

     So, we are perplexed why SOME OF YOU BIKERS FOR PROFITS keep trying to PUSH YOUR WAY into the middle of our groups on the streets.

    Last night, in front of Taqueria La Cumbre, 500 Block of Valencia Street - we were having a BBQ Meeting and memorial for a fallen friend and discussing legal cases, with Members of Occupy SF, SF Awareness Group and San Francisco Cannabis Patients' Union and their Attorney.

    We're working on several major federal and state cases involving Prohibition, Damages to Victims and setting up teams to do research on pending state laws (i.g. CA State AB26) which we do every night at the same spot.

     Story:  Volunteers Needed To Perfect Suit for Damages to Cannabis Prisoner Victims and Taxpayers from 1934 to 2015 here:

http://sfawareness.blogspot.com/2015/01/volunteers-needed-to-research-damages.html

    Here's some YouTube Links to the Videos of our BBQ Meetings
  

     We were actually discussing getting Anti-Harassment Orders and Restraining Orders against various 'corporate' agents who keep bothering and annoying us, or stealing local space and resources.   We've been meeting in groups like this every night or so, for the past 5 years, working on issues like this, for the community.

  Everyone else around, knows us, respects us and leaves us alone in our space and we in turn, help them find housing, do legal work and feed them.

   Left alone, we are all at peace and working hard for our community, every day.

515 Valencia St, Nr 16th St
  Taqueria La Cumbre is our favorite local Mom and Pop, and we promote and send people there as often as possible.

   We've known folks like those old SFPD Homicide Detectives (dressed in slick suits from the 1940's), who've been going there since they were rookies, or before, when they attended Mission High School.  

    Like most of our local Mom and Pop shops, our most favorite and once economical eateries are being pushed out by bad acting, anti-competitive mega corporations that  are not from here.

  They steal our space, resources and local cash flows, which harms us all and causes impoverishment and suffering.

  WE SUPPORT LOCAL MOM AND POPS.

Taqueria La Cumbre Menu
  The owner and staff there enjoy us being outside, where we keep an eye on their cars, the trash out front and we feed all the hungry people.

  Which makes for a very peaceful time for us all, on these street corners with our peers and street musicians and outreach people.



   Check out Taqueria La Cumbre's Menu Here:



   
   So, while we're doing our usual Meeting and BBQ, along comes this Food Messenger guy who just 'pushes' his way into the middle of our group to the commercial parking meter where we already have our service bike resting and our food is all around.

   He kept trying to convince us why we should let him lock up his bike in the middle of our set up, next to our hot BBQ Grill and food all around...
Portable Bike BBQ
  He said charming, seemingly persuasive things like, 'but, I promise if I lock it here, my bike won't touch your stuff… I'll only be a minute.. '  'Hey, it's important for me to park here because I deliver food..'

   We pointed out he could lock up 10 feet away at two or three different spots, and in any event, we have this space occupied for our group meeting and do not want anyone else's bike or other stuff to be near or get mixed up into ours. 

   We have lots of thieves and we must keep watch on our own stuff.. when other people's stuff or bikes are in the middle of our group, it's too busy to keep track of our own stuff or prevent harm or damage to anyone's stuff... too crowded.
   We told him several times before he kind of 'got it' but he left mad because he was INCONVENIENCED.

   Well, his presence here and the  hassle he gave us and time he wasted and interruption to our group meeting were VERY INCONVENIENT TO OUR ENTIRE GROUP.

  His lack of respect for locals, elders and an assembled 'family' that was already occupying that space OFFENDED US and made us angry because when we are in Roman, we act like Romans and 'go with the flows' when in other people's neighborhoods and communities.

   Many newcomers that 'ran from' the people of the East, South and Texas areas usually do well here, because most of them 'live and let live' and 'go with the flow' and respect our elders and locals and poor and homeless and veterans.    

   The here-for-the-money newcomers are rude, paying four times market rate for everything (thanks to Chase Bank, et al) and do not care about our locals or the people who already exist in any place or spot on our street.  To THE MONEY GRUBBERS, we are all 'objects' in the way of their profiteering.  
    They'll steal space, invade cafes to do for profit training, steal outlets and wifi bandwidth, office space, sidewalks and DO WHAT THEY WANT no matter how offensive, illegal or rude it is.... it's all about them, in their own minds.

   Those kinds of newcomers can leave town at any time or if they keep on harming us, we shall take steps to insure their compliance with our local laws, traditions and customs, for better or worse.

  As they sow, so shall they reap.   San Francisco is the fastest boomerang karma affect spot in the world.

    What happens next is based upon their own conduct and behavior.

  WE CARE MORE ABOUT OUR PEACE OF MIND WITHOUT YOUR FOR PROFIT ACTIVITIES NEAR US BECAUSE YOU REPRESENT THE GENTRIFICATION THAT IS HARMING AND KILLING OUR PEOPLE EVERY DAY.

   10,000 MORE NEW HOMELESS BECAUSE FOLKS LIKE YOU ARE HERE TO TAKE OUR SPACES, RESOURCES AND LOCAL CASH FLOWS AWAY.

   WE SHALL NOT SUPPORT THAT.

Uber-Lyft Banned in Virginia
    We often drink and smoke and have all kinds of folks stop by us and we NEED THE SPACE WE ALREADY OCCUPY without anyone's bike being near or around us.   

     We do not want to be responsible it someone spills coffee or soda or food on it and we don't want THE INTERRUPTIONS in our thoughts and conversations.

  Since all these FOR PROFIT valet parkers, food bike messengers and amateur for hire renegade drivers (Uber, Lyft, et al) came to town in the past five years -- we've had more NOISE, congestion, pollution, stress, irritations, conflicts, harm and death. .

Dangerous Black Uber SUV Story
     More importantly, our peers are part of the groups who are documenting bad drivers and bad bikers to keep us all safe.

    We're in support of clear bike lanes and every time you stubborn, rude bikers INSIST on parking your bikes at meters INSIDE our meeting circles you are negatively impacting community efforts to support those clear bike lanes.


   Story:   Bad Uber Drivers Endangering Pedestrians With Malice and Blocking Our Expensive and Popular Bike Lanes, here:  

   http://sfawareness.blogspot.com/2014/12/speeding-uber-driver-almost-runs-down.html

      
     So, when you see any group of folks standing in a circle on our streets, we  strongly advise you to LEAVE THEM ALONE. 

   DO NOT TRY TO WIGGLE YOUR BIKE 
INTO THE MIDDLE OF ALREADY OCCUPIED SPACES AFTER THE FIRST NO, PLEASE GO AWAY.

Otherwise,  we may start targeting illegally locked bikes and have them all confiscated and you will be fined.   In addition to public exposure and anti-harassment - restraining orders.

   Are we clear ?

SF Locals, SF Cannabis Patients' Union, SF Awareness Group Members