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(above) "...whilst our team of Volunteers were redistributing food to people in need at our Elizabeth market, some less than desirable "people" were at our Hackham West location torching our beloved Refrigerated Truck "Ruby", reports Eman Rahim from Heart and Soul free food. Click image to reach their crowd funding page.
Coming Soon: Council calls police on Semaphore homeless campers; George the Elder says moon astronaut Armstrong's cryptic message back to earth was giving his next door neighbour permission to have sex with his wife; Cooked food served cold on cold evening at Fred's Van Salisbury; Latest Adelaide CBD homeless statistics; Elizabeth Fred's Van; Harry the Dogger's wife dies a dignified death; Housing SA tenants live elsewhere: too afraid to go home; Robyn the Junkie's charm offensive; On the Street; A possible Housing SA strategy to create vacancies; That crazy Freemason elevator; Chat and Chew; The eternal shame file; St Bede's homeless hub; Nanna's Free Food Basket; Fred's Van Gawler; Salt Church; Cos We Care; Gospel City Church; Peterswool Road free food; Victory Church free BBQ at Salisbury railway station; Rock Solid sits with the New Crony Gang; Housing Trust told to create vacancies for incoming refugees; Lower numbers at Chat and Chew; Salisbury Fred's Van; Eskimos take over Housing Trust complex (delayed for a long period due to legal processes).
St Bede’s Semaphore free breakfast
It was a crowded house as usual. The influx of people living in their cars has added to the marvel. Without disclosing particulars, guests included former government officials who now live outside.
One homeless guest said he spent $4500 on a set of false teeth. “Where are they? another diner asked. “In the boot of the car,” the toothless man replied.
Shane Whelan wore an army coat. Mitch has stopped pulling shrubs from the ground in front of the hall, but there was an incident at Rudd’s with urine.
The free takeaway fruit and vegetables have been improving in quality. These are from the Semaphore Road IGA and are better than Food Bank because the latter collect their stuff from local supermarkets, take it to their Edwardstown warehouse then return it older and knocked around during transport.
The donated free clothing on the stage was inadequate, but blankets are hidden in the store room for homeless people though Fred’s Van people on Sundays are rumoured to jump over the wall and steal some of it.
St Bede’s Anglican Church Hall
200 Military Road, Semaphore (near Semaphore Road)
8:30am - 10:30am Tuesday and Wednesday. Everything free.
Hamburgers or sausages, baked beans, toasted ham and cheese sandwiches, yoghurt, cereals, slices of fruit and biscuits. Takeaway fruit and vegetables. Tea, coffee and Milo. Table tennis. Inadequate toilets, but usually clean, excellent staff. Ice dealers not tolerated.
17 July 2019
Chat and Chew at Port Adelaide
Fewer than twenty people were there despite two or three new guests. There were empty chairs in the shrunken dining room. The excellent cook was sick and rumoured to be in hospital.
The meal was roast chicken, salad, chips, canned beans, ice cream sticks, cordial and coffee. The tables were beautifully laid out. It was like going to a quiet restaurant.
Chat and Chew (UnitingSA)
58 Dale Street, Port Adelaide. ph 8440 2220 (entry from back gate off K-Mart parking area).
2:30 pm entry to outer area; 4:00 pm coffee; 5:00pm meal; 6:30pm closing time.
(Every second Wednesday). Free. Stephen the Cook in residence. Fancy like a restaurant.
Main course, dessert, tea and coffee. No takeaways. No children. Horrible nasty toilets. Ride home for invalids in the Port Adelaide area. It is for isolated people, which is why families are not encouraged to visit.
17 July 2019
From the anonymous contact page
“Thanks for the info backing up my story about how the charities, really operate.
“I have found a way around the 9am call in time. I go into various charities and tell them I am paranoid schizophrenic, on newstart and can't afford to get my anti-psychotic medication, script renewed. I then say, I can't accept a foodbank voucher because everything at foodbank (bar the free fruit and vegetables) has additives in it, and additives make me psychotic.
“So far I have managed to obtain two $50.00 supermarket vouchers and a $100.00 voucher to "spend-less shoes." I used the vouchers to purchase pet-food and a few other essentials, and then I went and got a nice solid pair of shoes for winter.
“Mind you, I had to sign up for some "back on track crap" but other than that, everything is good. I have completely bypassed the system (e.g. I don't need to phone anyone anymore or make any kind of appointment) If I need something I just walk in. They are in such a hurry to get rid of me, I am surprised they haven't offered me the kitchen sink!
“Further to this, if I need extra, I go "bin-diving." I just go around the back of the supermarket find the bins, and have a look at what is available.
“The other week I found a six kilo back of white rice, three pairs of all day comfort socks, a large unopened jar of Vegemite and five kilos of washing power, in a ripped bag. I couldn't use the washing power because my front loader only accepts liquid, so I traded it with my neighbour across the road, for three Japanese pumpkins and as much Rhubarb, as I can eat. (As I love Rhubarb and Pumpkin, it was a good trade as far as I am concerned) My neighbour was happy with the washing power, (he transferred it to another container and we are both happy.
“Keep up the good fight!”
Name and address supplied
17 July 2019
Comment from Gypsy Soul
“Kudo's to the volunteers at foodbank Bowden - nice fresh bananas 🍌 oranges - the staff were mainly women but it had a nice 'vibe' to it.”
17 July 2019
The strange business of Toop and Toop and Channel 6 CB radio
There is an underground war against child exploitation in Adelaide. It ranges from the sexualising of children in schools through the “anti-bully” programs to outright sexual attacks elsewhere.
The protagonists are often confused with the antagonists. Who are the good and who are the evil?
In the case of Channel 6, the drug dealers and motorcycle gang members are taking the high ground against the child molesters.
It’s a contradictory dichotomy where the government employees in schools promote what some see as sexual aberration while the criminal motorcycle gangs hunt down the paedosexuals.
But innocent people get caught in the crossfire. The woman at Toop and Toop is an example. Her mobile phone number has been broadcast on Channel 6 with a robot voice saying what will be done to her. The apparent drug dealers also speak in person. They have some disgusting plans for her as well.
The antagonist is a 50-year-old alleged paedosexual living near Hectorville, the father of the Toop and Toop woman. He may or may not be guilty. She is not guilty.
These allegedly good guy drug dealers work out of Salisbury. One allegedly sells drugs in the local area. There is also a person who works for a sensitive government department and reputed to have supplied explosives to that fellow who tried to blow up power lines. Urban guerillas with ideals.
All the above may be true or untrue, but one can only imagine the pain suffered by the Toop and Toop employee hearing the repulsive acts the drug dealers plan for her.
It is reminiscent of Mark Arstall’s campaign, along with some Hutt Street Centre and Baptist WestCare drug dealers who targeted a group of elderly disabled men and women who criticised their drug dealing at homeless joints. Arstall and his drug dealer pals unleashed a barrage of websites and text messages, all of which have been removed by the host providers. Arstall’s actions were given the apparent blessing of the homeless joint managers and CEO’s.
Anyway, you have to have it happen to you to understand what torment the Toop and Toop woman might be experiencing. With luck, she will understand that such public shaming and threats are becoming increasingly meaningless as they become more common. Few people take notice of this stuff, anymore. And the motorcycle gang men have no intention of actually physically harming her.
16 July 2019
Burnt truck was insured
Eman Rahim, the founder and manager of Heart and Soul free food, said today that their delivery truck was insured, both the vehicle and the internal fittings. So why their gofundme campaign to raise $20,000 over the burnt truck? There were some old Food Bank products in the back, apparently, but was that worth $20,000?
Ms. Rahim has also changed her story about why she started Heart and Soul. She originally said she was prompted to begin the organisation after being charged with shoplifting when she ran out of food. Her new version is that she saw a woman unable to buy her kid an apple, but bought some chips instead because they were cheaper. That made Eman want to provide free apples.
Oh, well, we all have our stories and Heart and Soul is a positive addition to the free food scene.
What most people don’t know is that Second Bite, Heart and Soul, and Cos We Care all came from the same group based at a property north of Elizabeth. Then they developed in opposing directions.
16 July 2019
(above) Grass replaced parking spots in front of the Port Adelaide library. This reflects the changing trend of library patronage. The book collection has deteriorated in size and quality. Patrons are increasingly involuntary and from the illegal drug scene while government funded sing-along events in the library are directed to their children. Libraries are no longer a source of knowledge, but more a centre of surveillance.
Is this the background to Heart and Soul’s burnt truck?