Thursday, November 10, 2011

13 Degree's Warm

Waking up to 13 degree temperatures, and waking up to a violent migraine, wasn't the best start I have ever had. I tried to get out of bed before sunrise and my left ankle gave way.

It took a couple of hours before the pain medication allowed me to be able to move a little. I am terribly ill.
Both dogs needed to go outside but their venture was short lived. Seconds after leaving the blankets they were trying to get back into the shed ~ and under the blankets.
You know it's cold when animals won't move.Right after noon the "wild horses" from the Mascalero Reservation started to enter Alto, and by 2 pm they were right outside my garden shed. All 12 of them.

There was 30 or 40 mule deer begging for dinner, and 12 feral horses trying to get in on the act. I reflected back at the bear, raccoon, skunk, elk and squirrel that wonder up to this shed on a regular basis... but feral horses is a new one.
The conversation I listened to on twitter last night stayed with me all through the night and were still with me early this morning. I am simply amazed at how many people chose to close their eyes to what has become such a painful subject for myself.

Tomorrow is Veterans Day.

Combat ought to be the most difficult experience of a veteran’s life, but many veterans go on to become homeless for eight or nine times the length of their deployments.
Why So Many Veterans Are Homeless

Military veterans make up just 9 percent of the U.S. population, yet nearly 15 percent of the country's homeless adults are veterans. As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, there are fears that those rates could grow much worse. Homeless veterans tend to remain homeless longer than nonveterans and they're more likely to suffer from health conditions linked t-o early death, according to a recent survey by the 100,000 Homes Campaign, a non-profit advocacy group. Host Neal Conan talks with Susan Angell, the Department of Veterans Affairs' Executive Director for Veterans Homeless Initiatives, about the progress of the department's plan to end veteran homelessness by 2015, and with Steve Peck, President and CEO of United States Veterans Initiative about the circumstances that lead veterans to homelessness.

'Where Soldiers Come From'

Dominic Fredianelli and his buddies signed up for the National Guard in exchange for a signing bonus and help with college tuition. A new documentary film follows their path from carefree teens in Michigan to combat veterans facing battle in Afghanistan. Filmmaker Heather Courtney spent two years with the group, which deployed in December 2008, documenting the families and the towns these young soldiers come from, their introduction to combat and disillusionment with their mission, and the problems that surface once they return home. Neal Conan talks with Courtney and Fredianelli, about the film, Where Soldiers Come From.

I went to fill the water trough with fresh water for the feral horses and there was ice ...
And I wondered how the homeless are going to manage if they don't have the privileges I have. Privileges like a vehicle. Privileges like unlimited warm clothes. Like animals to cuddle with. And my heart simply breaks.

I am not looking forward to tonight, by 7 pm the temperature was already well in the 20's and dropping. But 7 million people are not looking forward to tonight either.
There has to be someone related to Robert & Sylve Huckins must have some means to reach them, if it be Michael Huckins, Dr.Kenneth Ogilvie ( Diana Huckins? Dominic Huckins? Malcolm Huckins? ) or Patricia Ogilvie-Huckins and get them to return ALL of the money they stole from us so that I can buy a home and get our lives back. I am begging anyone in this family for help.

I don't believe I have EVER witnessed any none violent crime that can be as devastating as stealing someone's hom
e. I am walking in Dorothy McKeevers footsteps, day by day, month by month, year by year.

Liam Griffin, I sat in your law office with two witnesses as you gave me your promise, your guarantee, that Robert Huckins was not going to steal our money and leave me homeless. You personally guaranteed that it would be returned before harm came to us.

Patricia Ogilvie-Huckins you were present the day I signed contract with your son. You walked out of the kitchen with Sylve Huckins and your son introduced me to you. He told you that I was the British horse trainer he had told you about, the one he was going to build the home and barn for. Why didn't you say something? There may be a rational and reasonable explanation but I have spent over 3 years, homeless, not understanding it. I understand it even less knowing that though I was a total stranger, both Dorothy McKeever and Sally Canning you KNEW, and you knew what your son had done to them and others.

Dr. Kenneth Ogilvie, I contacted you and simply asked f
or a reference, not knowing that Robert Huckins was your cousin. Robert Huckins had just stolen over $30,000 from the domestic violence shelter, HEAL, yet everyone was trying to hide it. There was a history of stealing large amounts of money. $65,000 PLUS from Nancy Canning. $89,000 PLUS from Dorothy McKeever, $45,000 from Francis McKinney. The list just goes on and on and on.
Because of Robert Huckins I ended up paying $140,000 to be homeless.. sat in the cold, emotionally, physically and financially bro
ke. In the middle of a recession, with no way to recover the stolen funds.

Today Robert Huckins has his own home...
He also has OUR home.....
He also has a lot of people's money...
And his freedom.

Women are not banks or loan institutions. Women should not be the source of a retirement fund for people who don't want to do an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. Holding women hostage while playing with the judicial system, a horrendous game of cat and mouse extending YEARS, with the victims whose very homes, families and stability are in jeopardy is cruelty, as cruel as a physical beating. It is financial and emotional RAPE. Homelessness is not justice. It is a slow, painful death.
Please, I beg with everything I have within me, please convince
Robert Huckins to stop this torture and return the building fund he stole from us so we too, can have a home.
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We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique. ~
John Dewey