Coming Soon: Robyn's interview with the police over threat claim; Saturday at Do Unto Others; Did a dealer hit Tom at Hutt Street Centre?; Who knocked off Reggie's watch?; Christine Easton of CoastFM: is she naïve and gullible?; In praise of WestCare Heather's cooking; Are the Clued-Up Drug Dealer and Deacon Peter Sandeman the perfect fit?; Cheap Ice since April 2015; Ruf Us Donor Gift Recipient; "There's your housing shortage: Sean Wiegand of Hat Trick; Latest score card between the drug dealers and the none-drug users in the Adelaide Homeless Scene.
Old hand predicts result of WestCare meeting
“An angry former WestCare staff member said that the meeting between two elderly victims of Mark Arstall, 38, with Stuart and David Secomb will achieve nothing. The former staff member said that,
“Stuart expected to yell and swear. They will be abused by Stuart. They will [the two victims] try to get something resolved, but they haven’t a hope in hell. Like *******, out for life, all because of the internet.
“They [the two victims] might as well talk to the wall as you’ll get as much sense with it as talking with WestCare.
“Westcare will do absolutely f*** all and turn the problem back on **** and *****. They [WestCare] will say, ‘It’s all your fault, the internet, all your fault, all your problem, don’t come back. This is the end of the meeting.’
“This is my opinion before they’ve even had the meeting. WestCare are concerned with getting their pay packet at the end of the week. Don’t care who gets bashed up.
“I know, I worked on the inside. I saw what goes on.” 28 February 2017
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Please include your name to preclude anyone else making false “corrections” in your name. 28 February 2017
Steve David’s funeral
Steve’s funeral is this Friday, 3 March at St Bede’s church at 200 Military Road, Semaphore at 10;30am.
Steve was the free hairdresser at St Bede’s Drop-in-Centre until a year ago when he got cancer.
Steve wasn’t a high flyer; he did speak loudly or brag, and perhaps as a consequence there is general sadness at his passing.
He was seen smoking in front of the Foodland at West Lakes six weeks ago. 28 February 2017
Anglicare’s new Healing Centre
Anglicare spent $1.6 million last year on a building in the “heart of the city”. They subsequently sought donations of $500,000 to refurbish it. They also needed time to negotiate with owners and renters of neighbouring properties prior to bringing in the hard cases.
The building will house 26 residents who will be allowed to continue using alcohol, Ice and other drugs while “working with professionals”.
Anglicare has lined up at least a dozen candidates who have been living in the Adelaide CBD parklands for years.
$2.1 million to house 26 people in the city isn’t that extravagant.
It is a humanitarian gesture that might benefit those in the parklands who have lost their social compass and can’t find their way back.
Does anyone know the location of this Healing Centre and whether it is currently operating or still sitting empty? Late 27 February 2017
Army extending deployment periods
The Salvation Army is reported to be extending deployment periods to 5, 10, and 15 years rather than three years. This may attract more couples with children to become officers.
Longer deployment periods will give children a sense of continuity in relationships and schooling. Late 27 February 2017
Did Stuart lie to a client who had been assaulted?
A 70-year-old client asked WestCare employee, Strange Stuart, for a meeting with him and David Secomb. It was about Mark Arstall, 38, catapulting a bowl of hot soup over him.
Mr Stuart told the old man that he rarely saw David Secomb, the implication being there would not be a meeting.
Yet a couple of days later, David Secomb and Strange Stuart seemed inseparable at WestCare. They had become WestCare’s version of the Cisco Kid and Pancho. All Stuart needed was the sombrero.
The bottom line questions remain: Was Pancho being honest with the assaulted client and will there be a meeting to discuss the old man’s complaint? 27 February 2017
A dedicated source says that Krusher is not in the slammer for 24 years in Western Australia, but actually in pre-release.
Krusher has his loyalists. I apologise to Krusher's long term girlfriend. 27 February 2017 Editor: This post has also been added to the 5 February 2017 post reporting that Krusher was staying inside for 24 years.
Dealer seeks new franchise
The Clued-up Drug Dealer seeks a new venue after being “let go” from the Hutt Street Centre.
He requires the protection of charity employees to continue his sales of laced-dope. He’s well mannered, even obsequious, except when a customer fails to pay a drug debt.
He can’t go to WestCare because Mark Arstall’s crowd have that joint sewn up. And there is too much competition at the Brian Burdekin clinic from prescription drugs sellers outside the front door. And the Salvation Army has installed those annoying Spy Cameras and even the nearby laneways are claimed.
Suggestions welcome via the Contact Page. He has excellent references: i.e. Ian Hitch-Cox, Brenda McCulloch, Robyn the Junkie. Late 26 February 2017
Drug dealers’ hint
Quietly spoken were the words that some people weren’t welcome at a volunteer soup kitchen unless they were buying. Late 26 February 2017
From the Contact Page
Name Observer Observer
Comment Something should be done about the virago and bully Stacey. She assaults and menaces people all the time at the free food outlets. Last night at Gawler Place she picked on a bloke who told her, "I don't even know you!" but that didn't stop her from hitting him in the face four times with impunity. He couldn't retaliate because Stacey's male friends would then have jumped on him. People like Stacey should be in jail. Late 26 February 2017 Editor: Do you know the name of the victim and whether it was a random attack?
“...hyperactive, cocky, arrogant look on his face...mouthing off, actually a dickhead.” WestCare diner reflecting on Mark Arstall.
Editor: With all the money flowing through the homeless scene, such as over $200,000 spent on cars at the Hutt Street Centre last year, isn’t there an option for Mark Arstall, who is a talent turned toxic. Late 26 February 2017
Cats to arrive in Adelaide
Dale and Fiona “Fi-Fi” Allan have arrived from the Salvation Army training school in Melbourne to become junior officers at the Playford Corps way up in the northern suburbs.
Their three children are aged 10, 3 and 2 plus another on the way. They’re building up the Playford Corps in more ways than one.
Their three cats are scheduled to arrive by plane very soon.
Dale and “Fi-Fi” take the place of Major Cindy Shellenberger who retired at Christmas. Perhaps the worthy Major can be called upon for advice. Someone that good can’t be allowed to disappear into the ether.
Meanwhile, the dedicated Major and Mrs Elms continue their 14 year deployment at Unley Corps as they struggle with corps growth issues. Late 26 February 2017
Anglicare’s latest Lifestyle Inspection
Anglicare prefers to label their Lifestyle Inspections of rental properties, “Building Inspections”, but on a recent inspection, the two young Lifestyle Inspectors were reluctant to personally inspect the reported building faults needing repairs. They took the tenants’ fault report forms without actually checking the repairs needed. Their interest was inspecting the shower and toilet room.
In an increasingly unprofessional manner, which resembles a police search, the male employee kept the tenant in one room while the female employee poked around in the bathroom. Anglicare had also previously advised tenants to avoid having visitors [or witnesses] present during the inspection.
The employees were good-natured and polite. They meant no harm, but don’t realise how demeaning some tenants feel from the inspection.
This insensitivity appears to be the moral “filter down effect” from Anglicare’s Community Member No. 1, C.E.O. Deacon Peter Sandeman, who was recently caught secretly filtering $757,500 of taxpayer money through an organisation called One Community, then using it for a political campaign at the last federal election.
As to the 88-year-old tenants’s need for a sloping invalid ramp, the answer from one Lifestyle Inspector was that she move to another place and live with her daughter, or move to a nursing home. Either choice might be a disaster that would hasten her death. Especially since she is happy living where she is and keeps her unit ultra clean. It’s only the lack of a ramp that threatens her mortal existence.
Is there not a single person in Anglicare who will speak up against these demeaning “Lifestyle Inspections”? Tenants who began their tenancies as normal renters have found that Anglicare has shifted the boundaries towards “supported tenancies”, which is a euphemism to treat normal people as institutionalised people.
And is there no one in Anglicare who can see the need of a ramp for this frail 88-year-old woman who has lived a clean life and birthed 13 children?
Late 26 February 2017 Editor: While two tenants expressed anxiety prior to the inspection, and one felt depression after it, others welcomed the Lifestyle Inspectors, and rejected any talk of humiliation.
(above) While launching yet another expensive Lifestyle Inspection disguised as a building inspection, Anglicare won't build an invalid ramp for an 88-year-old tenant in such bad health that she can't have surgery to fix her knees.
(above) Nor will they provide a ramp for the 88-year-old's back steps in Adelaide's western suburbs. There is a clear discrimination against elderly invalided old people in Anglicare's retirement units.
(above) There was a similar ramp to this one in front of the retirement unit of the 88-year-old tenant, but Anglicare ripped it to pieces and tossed it onto a rubbish truck before she moved in. She requires a sloped ramp, but a stepped ramp, such as the one pictured above, would have been better than nothing.
Ruf Us: All talk, no action
The new masters of Ruf Us announced on their Facebook page that they would furnish 1000 houses this year. This equates to 4 houses and units per working day.
It takes nearly four hours for an experienced outfitter to choose the items and load a vehicle for one residence. That is nearly 16 hours a day.
Picking up the items from donors takes even more time. At least 5 hours per house or unit.
That makes 36 worker hours needed per working day, Monday to Friday, and only if they can obtain such large quantities of donated beds, fridges, washing machines, kitchen tables and chairs, bedding, cutlery, lounge chairs, etc.
Timothy Danielson of Tim’s Delivery Service was the paid delivery employee as well as an administrative volunteer. Even full time, this incredible worker couldn’t manage working 36 hours a day.
The next problem is the Ruf Us volunteers. They left and formed another organisation last November, and continue their support work for homeless people.
This leaves elderly Peter Jolly, Jenny Richards, Victoria Donald plus Nicol Heaf and the superman himself. Nicol and Timothy are capable, but the others are better-suited holding extended meetings.
Ruf Us should be flush with money after a former volunteer raised $100,000 last year in donations before resigning in disgust.
Ruf Us announced on Coastal FM late last year that they were expanding their street program. Do readers of this journal know of any street work performed by Ruf Us? Even tossing SAO biscuits from a moving vehicle. Anything?
Can anyone identify any activity performed by Ruf Us that directly supports homeless people?
Even their Facebook page has been dormant since 23 January.
But I bet the bank account is active? Exit the money. 25 February 2017
Live-Streaming free meal
Guests said that the City Salvos in Pirie Street were confronted with signs saying the Army was live-streaming their Spy Cameras 24-hours a day. Does anyone know the link or is access limited to the Army and the Drug Squad? Is it being recorded until eternity?
Piano Player Wayne said not to believe the signs. He added that, “I would not believe anything the City Salvos said unless I saw it with my own two eyes [on an outside computer linked to the cameras]. They’re better at spinning than the whirling dervishes.” 25 February 2017
Clued-Up Drug Dealer loses Hutt Street Centre franchise
The Clued-up Drug Dealer was reluctantly let go from the Hutt Street Centre last week. He supplies some rather potent laced-dope and was their No. 1 drawcard.
He liked them because during disputes he could run inside where the salaried employees would protect him from his deranged customers ― deranged by some new additive in his product.
Management tried to keep him on, but circumstances forced their hand.
The absurdity of a homeless “charity” maintaining its own drug dealer at front of house became a public relations issue, so they had to let him go.
The Hutt Street Centre no doubt wishes the Clued-Up Drug Dealer all the best for the future. Late 24 February 2017
From the Contact Page
Name Sam Newman
Comment None of the information that is on this website is know were near correct or accurate , surely you morons have better things to do than write bullshit on a continuous bases. ****, ***** ***, ***** ********* and others are responsible and your time will come be warned and no i am not on drugs or ice or whatever I am a person who does not take any shit
Asterisks have been added to message by Editor Posted Late 24 February 2017
Our Street Family Matters
“AJ’s soul is crushed by the influence of drug dealers on her benevolent efforts.”
A.J. Jefferis reflecting Late 24 February 2017
Sonya Feldhoff, ABC Radio Adelaide and Tub Clean
Sonya’s courageous admission that she doesn’t throw her bath towel in the washing machine after each use prompts the question of using the Tub Clean function.
Horrible slimy gunk clogs the inner pipes and hoses of washing machines so that dry towels fresh from drying in the sun become smelly quickly after use. This is because the residual gunk inside the hoses has remained in the towels during the washing process. Adding water to the towel by drying oneself revives the smelly gunk bacteria.
The answer is using the Tub Clean function. This is where one uses a wash cycle without clothing or detergent, but instead adds a litre or two of vinegar, or de-scaling liquid or oxygenated bleach (not chlorinated). It works.
Maybe this is Sonya’s secret. Tub Clean.
Her little personal admission on radio has been helpful to at least one person on this earth. Late 24 February 2017
David Secomb’s reprimand
“That’s not actually appropriate doing that, Mark.”
WestCare social worker David Secomb quietly speaking to Mark Arstall who was holding a phone with the flashlight turned on in another client’s face and threatening to put the images on the internet. Late 24 February 2017
Vince Focarelli deportation threat
The federal government is trying to deport Vince from Australia. Vince came here from Italy as a child.
After an adult life of crime, he adopted Islam and operates a Tuesday evening free soup kitchen from the back of his La Fig restaurant in Carrington Street, Adelaide.
He is an inspiration to those living on the streets. He is an example of someone who turned his life around for the better. He is also an inspiration for those living on the streets and verging on joining the druggie criminal groups, but want to turn around.
To deport Vince would send the wrong message to criminals trying to change their lives.
His father and son are buried in Australia. Most of his family live here. He is an Australian. Late 23 February 2017
Ruf Us claims
The usurpers who took over Ruf Us claim they are still sponsored by the IAG Foundation/CGU Adelaide Team Chapter and the Phil Harris Foundation.
Is this true or did these two Foundations pull out after the usurpers took over. Late 23 February 2017
WestCare backing Mark Arstall against non-drug users
Mark Arstall, 38, is back from his stint setting up stands for the Clipsal car race. He has also finished his one-week ban for dumping a bowl of hot soup on a patron who does not use drugs.
Mark Arstall usually sits near the Spy Camera on a bench near the WestCare administrative building entrance. Is this confidence or an attempt to validate his position within WestCare's power structure?
Earlier this week, he snarled insults and threats to an elderly woman in the WestCare courtyard. She does not use drugs.
The elderly woman retreated to the dining room, but when walking down the street later, Mark Arstall shouted that he knew where she lived and named a landmark. Witnesses and others have different recollections, but this happened either in Wright Street or at a bus stop.
Arstall continued his threatening behaviour to the same woman, plus either one or two elderly men, the next day. One of the men asked a WestCare salaried employee named Stuart for a meeting with him and David Secomb, a veteran Baptist Mission employee and the elderly woman.
Stuart went vague and said he rarely saw David Secomb, which is not true, then slipped into a monologue about how hard he worked. He also expressed his annoyance about this journal.
Stuart would not seriously discuss the continuous threats from Arstall against these elderly non-drug using patrons of WestCare. There appears little hope of any meeting with management to discuss the problem.
It was not clear if Arstall was on Ice or a similar drug, or suffers a neurological impediment. Whatever, WestCare made it clear that they are backing him. He is their quasi-hero doing a job, which they cannot be seen doing, that is, getting rid of elderly clients who do not use drugs, but criticise WestCare’s acceptance, even support, of the dominance of the Ice addicts and dealers.
Mark is himself not particularly dangerous, but he can rouse dangerous people. And he is a talented designer who is completely wasted in his current lifestyle. Late 23 February 2017
Drug lady’s baby doing fine
The woman who uses Ice temporarily lost her baby to the government. She got it back and the kid is doing better than ever.
It is starting to grow teeth and can vaguely walk if held and moved along. It responds to people with joy. Its face is natural and bright. Both mother and daughter have been supported well by an extended family.
It is a happy story to date. Late 23 February 2017
How to determine a superior soup kitchen
There are many ways of measuring quality, but recently those who have been threatened by the Ice crowd in the homeless scene are evaluating soup kitchens based on their safety.
Some food workers will watch people getting bashed while others will come to their aid.
Now, there’s quality. Late 23 February 2017
Personalised number plates?
A derelict-style gentleman saw a BMW coupe this week with Victorian number plates with the first three letters being ICE. Late 23 February 2017
Mrs Telstra kicked out of WestCare
Mrs Judith Tesltra is reported having being kicked out of WestCare for over a month after a tug-o-war with a staff member over a box of cereal. Late 23 February 2017
Erica Edeltraut in "Freedom Village"
Erica’s most vivid memory is the Russians taking their house in Prussia after World War 2.
Last year, she was living in a Housing Trust house back of Carrington Street near the Box Factory, not far from Crazy Cottage and Angry Cottage. She often went to the Adelaide Day Centre soup kitchen in Hurtle Square.
She told me her biggest problem was getting her walking frame and herself up the steep front step of her small government house. She said the Housing Trust wouldn’t fix it.
Finally, she fell. It isn’t clear where she fell. Nevertheless, she was taken to hospital then transferred to a “Freedom Village” (nursing home). She doesn’t want to end up there and with luck she will escape. Late 22 February 2017
A reader said this website has become boring. It is true that names of soup kitchens and individuals are now rarely mentioned.
This is because Mark Arstall, Robyn and others have been inciting their Ice junkies and dealers associates to violently attack certain individuals.
Does anyone know which side the Hutt Street Centre and WestCare are backing? Late 22 February 2017
From the Contact Page
Name Under Belly
Desert mob hits town Iz dem garbage Hut Park mob Evil Warrior or Judass Priest ????????????? Ole Negra Negro Spiritual Song: vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv Time gonna come on Judmin Day... Judmin Day... Judmin Day... Time gonna come on Judmin Day Dem Bone gonna Walk Aroun... ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Nah Allah iz da God an Muhamet iz da Profit... Muhamet iz da Profit... Muhamet iz da Profit. Nah Allah iz da God an Muhamet iz da Profit Aint gonna worship dem News no more... Under Belly” Posted late 22 February 2017
Bed bugs and gastro at Sunnydale Supported Residential Facility
Management of Sunnydale Supported Residential Facility in Semaphore has told its invalid pensioner residents to keep their mouths shut.
They ordered residents not to tell outsiders about the outbreak of gastro and bedbugs at the rooming and boarding house.
Residents pay $800 a fortnight from their $1000 a fortnight invalid pension to live there. The government also pays Sunnydale operators extra money for each resident.
Some residents have been frightened enough by management to not say anything. Others say management can’t stop them from talking about it. 21 February 2017
Salvation Army last Saturday
A man loudly told the assembled guests that he could easily break into the Army’s live-stream broadcast of their 13 Spy Cameras inside the building. He said it was a simple matter to hack the wireless protocols. It isn’t clear if the man was Intel Dave from WestCare or someone else.
Tables were not set up in the free food room, perhaps because there aren’t any cameras inside.
The Man on the Street had a job taking down the stage for the Guns and Roses concert.
Robyn wandered about the atrium looking for a seat. She was alone as always. She had been in a foul mood all day.
She wore a spotted coat that resembled a Dalmatian dog. And a backpack with two large eyes on the back. She sat with others, watching the crowd like the predator she is.
Tarzan (Jesse Gunter) wandered around, alone like a “half-wit, usual self” as one guest described him.
Margot C**** was outside on her invalid scooter. I used to wonder what she did out there, but now know. The police will never arrest Margo, but I know her secret, a secret that others discovered long ago.
The meal was chicken cacciatore. Someone called it chicken crotchetori. The free food room had cereals, tuna, fruit, mint slice biscuits, blocks of chocolate, soft-drinks, two-litre bottles of orange juice and other decent stuff.
Dominic and Jill weren’t there. Train Wreck has gone on a long train trip.
Generally, the gathering of over 140 guests and staff was a hive of intrigue and gossip.
Do Unto Others Free Social Evening Salvation Army, 277 Pirie Street, Adelaide (near Hutt Street) Every Saturday 5:00pm to 11:00pm Free coffee at 5:00pm; Free meal at 6:00pm; Free barista coffee at 8:00pm; Free pizza at 9:30pm
Also on Wednesday at 277 Pirie Street, Adelaide Entry from back door 4:30pm to 7:30pm every Wednesday. Free meal and drinks. 21 February 2017
Gorgeous George remembers
“Please don’t hit me,” Robert Fitzsimmons, 53, pleaded repeatedly to Luke Ford, 29 in October 2014.
Ford had been at Crazy Cottage in Carrington Street for three days after threatening his previous landlord, an aged invalid woman.
Ford ignored Robert’s pleas and jumped repeatedly on his body, neck and head, and killed him.
Gorgeous George head it all. He moved across the road soon after to Romano’s Doss House. Then he began living outside. He was beaten by thugs at least once. His health went into decline and he looked like dying himself until moving to the Campbelltown area with his girlfriend.
Luke Ford got 11 years in the slammer with a 9 year non-parole period. He could be out in 7 years. Late 20 February 2017
Salvos live-streaming drug dealer free meal?
The Salvation Army has taped signs on their front and back doors saying the venue will be live-streamed on the internet 24-hours a day.
This includes their free meals on Wednesday and Saturday evenings.
People will be able to watch the guests, most of whom aren’t drug addicts or dealers, eat their meal and drink coffee.
Quiz Master Bob will find fame. Mr Ice will become a cultural treasure. Robyn and Mark Arstall will be seen around the world.
Or was Adelaide Congress Hall playing a joke on us? Late 20 February 2017
“...website caused a lot of trouble for us...”
Hutt Street Centre Deep Throat talking about Adelaide Homeless Journal Late 20 February 2017
Police discourage complaint
Police last week discouraged a person from lodging a complaint against druggies at the Hutt Street Centre. The victim withdrew from lodging the complaint. Late 20 February 2017
Arstall gets it wrong again
Mark Arstall not only got the name wrong of the man he was accusing, but also his involvement with Adelaide Homeless Journal.
Arstall accused him of being the photographer of this journal.
How wrong can he get? The drugs have destroyed Arstall’s investigative powers though not his energy to incite violence from druggies against others, or to manipulate the media like foolish Miles Kemp of the Sunday Mail newspaper. Late 20 February 2017
Magdalene Church hall free meal
Happily, Arstall wasn’t at the Magdalene last Saturday.
The meal was roast lamb according to one guest and roast beef according to another. With that there was roast potatoes described as “beautiful” by one hypercritical diner plus cauliflower, pumpkin, peas and beans. Dessert was sticky date pudding with ice-cream.
Numbers were lower than usual, which made most diners happy.
Magdalene Church Hall Moore Street, Adelaide Free meal every Saturday at 6:00pm Drunks and drug affected people welcome, but you must sit on the chairs in the laneway, which is the best place, anyway. Late 20 February 2017
Stacy puts the boot in
White Stacy’s Aboriginal boyfriend is in jail, but that didn’t stop her from getting another man to knock to the ground The Man Formerly Known as the Drug Addict.
It happened at Fred’s Van in Gawler Place last week.
Stacy moved in and gave The Man a few kicks to the face and body. She was abused as a child and has become a street fighter.
She allowed The Man and to get up and flee the scene before the police arrived.
But such is the reputation of Robyn that certain guests thought she’d arranged the beating. But Robyn isn’t such a clean fighter and gives no warning of attack. She also places herself amongst drug addict pals for back-up. Fred’s Van Gawler Place, Adelaide (between Flinders and Wakefield Streets) Monday to Friday 7:00pm Sunday 6:00pm No Fred’s Van on Saturdays at Gawler Place Late 19 February 2017
Chris the Killer Christian
Chris was drunk last Saturday outside the Hutt Street Centre and threatened to kill Trent Jefferis. Chris regularly threatens to kill people. He’s quite good at reciting Bible passages as well. Late 19 February 2017
Robyn parts company with Tony
Robyn was in withdrawal in more ways than one all day Saturday. She has parted company with Hutt Street Centre’s Clued-up Drug Dealer. Tony no longer has what she needs: drugs.
Their wholesale relationship has collapsed. They no longer sneak off to the parklands together. Late 19 February 2017
(above) Anglicare's mysterious new building on Dale Street, Port Adelaide. What is Community Member No. 1 up to this time?
WestCare’s ban of Arstall meaningless
WestCare’s one-week ban of Mark Arstall for throwing soup over a 70-year-old bike rider was meaningless because Arstall got a job soon after. He’s setting up the seating for the Adelaide car race.
Ajay got him the job. Ajay is a benevolent force in the homeless scene.
Since Arstall was working and unable to go to WestCare, the ban was meaningless.
The question arising is whether WestCare designed the ban to be meaningless, or was it a coincidence.
In contrast, The Ghost Who Walks was kicked out for life with no reason given after he’d been a client for 50 years.
The Ghost doesn’t touch cigarettes, alcohol or drugs. Late 19 February 2017
Hateley halts the exit
Major Paul Hateley was sent to Perth Fortress to stave off a mutiny by Salvationists against officers Brad and Angela Watson.
Soldiers were contemplating changing the locks on Perth Fortress to lock out Brangela.
Instead, Brangela were sent to Tasmania while Major Hately flew from Adelaide to reinspire the Salvationists at Perth Fortress.
Being a Salvation Army officer or soldier is a challenging job especially for a person wanting to make the world better.
We’re all addicted to negative behaviour whether it’s socially acceptable or not. Late 19 February 2017
Living next door to Ric Marshall
Getting up early Saturday morning. Looking out from the Housing Trust units a few hundred metres from the depleted Glenside Psychiatric Hospital. Units of old and sick people. Not strong enough to walk out their front door. Adult nappies. And black African neighbours raging against this foreign land and its white natives.
Saying goodbye to her sad dog.
Taking a shortcut through the laneway past Ric Marshall’s home detention house on Greenhill Road. Is he still there? He got 25 years Home Detention for performing despicable acts against boys including David Jobling and Ki Meekins.
Looking up at the CQ apartment building where Today/Tonight videoed Marshall flying around his front yard on an invalid scooter.
Buying an expensive coffee. Walking through the South Parklands. Arriving at the closed Hutt Street Centre. The volunteers are serving free hot food on the footpath. Mostly to those living outside. Not all. Hooking up with the Clued-up Drug Dealer. Taking a walk in the South Parklands.
Returns angry. Red rivulets of skin amongst the mass of wrinkles that stay white as snow. Thick ridges of dead skin without blood flow.
Not eating anything. Not homeless, anyway. That’s not the reason for going to the homeless soup kitchen. The Dealer walks someone else into the greenery.
Standing around with the other cannibal spiders. Hep C country. One of the most dangerous people in the homeless drug scene. The needle is a cruel master. No social talking. Business only. Then evaporating. No goodbyes. Late 18 February 2017
Arstall got one-week ban from WestCare
Mark Arstall got a one-week ban for throwing hot soup over the 70-year-old bike rider. By the time the victim was informed, Arstall had finished the ban and could return. Late 18 February 2017
The Wisdom of Wayne
“Love your enemies just in case your friends turn out to be bastards.”
Piano Player Wayne, 2017 Late 18 February 2017
At whose behest: Robyn's mission
The police entered the Salvation Army atrium last Saturday. There was a fight on Pirie Street. No problems. Business as usual.
Inside Adelaide Congress Hall, Robyn wasn’t there for the free meal. She was single-mindedly watching certain people, looking for connections.
But her focus was on the wrong characters. She had consciously ignored the maxim: keep your friends close and your enemies even closer. Yet she achieved it by default ― being in the drug scene ― but not made use of it.
What was her mission last Saturday evening? She isn’t under personal threat. There wasn’t any Ice dealing inside: that was outside. She wasn’t there for socialising: her life is a single imperative with little room for anything else.
Her sleuthing has been honed from decades in the drug scene, but why is she risking recriminations to simply discover who is supplying information to this journal?
Outsiders might see this dispute as a storm in a teacup, but veterans in the drug scene know it is potentially a life and death game: hunter and quarry.
Is her determination motivated by fear or hope for reward? Is the Purity Council applying pressure?
What has someone who wears a “Love your liver” shirt got to lose? Something, apparently.
Then why do it? And at whose behest?
Do Unto Others Social Evening Salvation Army, 277 Pirie Street, Adelaide Every Saturday 5:00pm to 11:00pm Free coffee at 5:00pm; Free meal at 6:00pm; Free barista coffee at 8:00pm; Free pizza at 9:30pm Everything free including the tension. Late 17 February 2017
Basics Cards for drug and gambling addicts
Liberal Party insider, Piano Player Wayne says that the government will introduce the Basics Cards for drug addicts and problem gamblers in September.
He says the bureaucracies know there names so the cards will be posted and there won’t be any appeal provisions in the legislation. Late 17 February 2017
Police thrown off scent
Deep Throat at the Hutt Street Centre reports that police called the Hutt Street Centre in search of a wrinkly junkie, but that bureaucrats pretended not to know her. Late 17 February 2017
Chat and Chew still closed
The free Wednesday meals at the Wesley Uniting Care mission in Port Adelaide have not restarted after the Christmas break due to the bolts in the chef’s back giving her problems.
When Rachel bent down to open the oven doors, the bolts shift position and cause severe pain. She got married last year, but that has nothing to do with the bolts.
Her cooking has been much appreciated after the former cook quit due to not being able to think or move because inadequate oxygen was reaching her lungs. Too many smokes. But now Rachel is gone, too.
Another cook applied to replace Rachel, but management fears his tendency to toss pots and pans around the kitchen might get the better of him.
With luck, things will get back to normal because the place is packed whenever they serve the free meal. Some helpers at the Chat and Chew meal are paid employees doing overtime without being paid.
Their phone number is 8440 2200 if you want to yell at them to get a move on. You might also ask them to change the name: Chat and Chew sounds silly. Late 17 February 2017
Another Hutt Street Centre rumour
This rumour has it that Hutt Street Centre employees are encouraging people to denounce the Adelaide Homeless Journal.
And that clients’ safety and guarantee of services require this denunciation.
In short, to be able to safely access services, one must buy into the management narrative.
Not that this is an everyday occurrence, but rather a hint with certain clients at certain times, and resides as an undercurrent of knowledge in those who watch for the more subtle nuances of homeless joint management. Late 16 February 2017
Cos We Care lost food
The Magpies and Ibis pecked at bread thrown on the ground and overflowing from the rubbish bin on South Terrace last Sunday.
Two pomegranates, 2 half-cabbages, a few large cucumbers, bread still wrapped in plastic and good capsicums were overflowing from the bin, and who knows what else was in it.
Cos We Care is known for supplying quality free fruit, vegetables and other food.
Brown tents were set up two or three metres from the intersection. A car containing huge desert women and with Northern Territory plates, pulled up.
Cos We Care Sundays 7:30am at South Terrace opposite the Theosophical Society Then a quick stop at The Terrace apartment building 8:30am at Whitmore Square 9:15am at WestCare Saturdays 8:00 - 9:00am Carpark 1, Fremont Park, Yorktown Road, Elizabeth Free coffee, fruit, vegetables, bread, sweet buns, canned food, pasta, cereal and more. Late 16 February 2017
Crystal Meth stash
Cunning junkies occasionally stash portions of their Ice purchases at the Hutt Street Centre. This is the stuff they reserve from their weekly purchase to re-sell to help finance next week’s supply.
There is always the risk of a visit from the police drug dog, but this is infrequent. Late 16 February 2017
The Hutt Street Centre sells duress alarms for ten dollars to people who are threatened by the Ice dealers inside and outside the building.
The dealers and addicts rarely attack anyone inside the building. They wait until that person walks outside. This way, Hutt Street Centre management won’t do anything. They say: “It’s an outside personal matter and has nothing to do with us.”
The Ice dealers and Hutt Street Centre management have it all worked out. Late 15 February 2017
ABC Radio National politically correct voices
The attempt by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to break gender stereotypes is exemplified by the voices of Philip Clark and Sarah MacDonald on ABC radio program, “Nightlife”.
Sarah uses a steady strong voice. She turns up her microphone so she dominates any conversation with interviewees. To keep his job, Philip Clark is required to take the passive approach by making his voice break like that of a nervous 15-year-old girl. Late 15 February 2017
ABC Radio National politically correct voices
Just listen to Jules Schiller ABC local "drive"...
Someday we want to be
100% Politically INCORRECT
Its a News World
News World... News World... News World...
News World Order...
ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ORDER
News World Order Posted Late 16 February 2017
Rumours of a court injunction
A rumour at the Hutt Street Centre is that management are “backing” an attempt by Ice dealers and junkies to get a court injunction against this website.
How they are “backing” the junkies is not clear, or even if the rumour is true.
Management would not want to be exposed attempting to suppress a website that exposes Ice dealers preying on the homeless.
And court battles include witnesses from both sides being cross examined by expert interrogators, journalists jumping on board, complex international laws, and enforcement of the court decision without creating martyrs. Late 14 February 2017
Questioning Piano Player Wayne’s thermometer
Name R U Kiddin
Comment Piano Player Wayne's photo of car thermometer proving that street temperatures are higher than Bureau of Meteorology measurements.
Maybe that is the inside of his car or his dashboard temp. I suggest he watches this video and put this matter to rest.
And if what all the reports on here are saying about this Mark Arshole (Arstall) are correct, I would suggest staying away from him, because he is a ticking time bomb and it won’t be long till he's joining Jason and the other Murderers in Yatala Late 14 February 2017
Desert mob hits town
Two or three dozen Northern Territory tribal black fellas arrived in Adelaide this week.
They were tall strong men and women, some gone to fat, impressive nevertheless. Maybe from Yuendumu and Nirripi on the Tanami Road, on the way to Rabbit Flat and Coyote Mine.
Some were camped near the intersection of Hutt Street and South Terrace on Monday morning.
What a pleasure to see these incorrigible survivors. Late 13 February 2017
“Lucky my training didn’t cut in.”
No one really knows the histories of those in the homeless scene. Welfare workers know one strand, but the rest is a mystery.
The dominant media persona of the homeless person is drug addiction, mental illness and domestic violence, but these are clichés used by bureaucrats and those seeking money for their salaries.
An example of a mystery is the response of a placid man retelling being bullied. He said, “Lucky my training didn’t cut in.” Late 13 February 2017
David Secomb of WestCare
“Weak as piss. Used to sit in an office with the safe. Doesn’t help at lunch, stands with hands in pocket and gets in the way. Sits on computer in office in yard. Too interested in computer. No Duty-of-Care (WestCare). Duty-of-Care fell in a heap.” An ex-client hearing about the Arstall soup incident. Late 13 February 2017
Was Junkie Robyn the first victim of Mark Arstall?
Mark Arstall’s first media event included Junkie Robyn smacking an old man in the face, a practiced smack that subsequently required dental treatment.
Arstall was jubilant as he later walked west along Gilles Street with Ajay.
Junkie Robyn had mixed feelings. She feared a police complaint, but when that didn’t occur she still didn’t feel wholly comfortable. Could this little woman of harmless wrinkled appearance have sensed that she had needlessly created a low-level, but relentless enemy for no good purpose? The old man had previously held her in some regard.
Whatever, the little Ice Junkie was perhaps the first victim in Arstall’s bid to incite violence from others. Robyn was sucked in to do the dirty work of hitting an invalided old man, the deed that Mark Arstall avoided. Late 12 February 2017
Micky escapes Sunnydale
Micky attempted for months to escape Sunnydale SRF at Semaphore. He wanted a cheaper independent rental property. Sunnydale took 85% of his pension.
An impediment was the Public Trustee in which Sunnydale played a role in his “management”. Sunnydale didn’t want to lose him.
But Micky finally escaped. He found some sort of retirement joint in Woodville. Late 12 February 2017
Anglicare does right thing by volunteer
A white-haired work-for-the-dole man injured his back moving tables at an Anglicare establishment. After serious cancer treatment, he’d suffered chronic bone and joint injuries.
He borrowed money from various sources to pay for private physiotherapy. Anglicare responded to a claim on their volunteer insurance with various excuses.
Life has been very austere over the past few months.
But recently, the Anglicare corporation changed its mind and paid for part of his physiotherapy. Individuals from both Anglicare and the Anglican church also helped out.
It has been a good faith story. Late 12 February 2017
Kirsti cracks up
A Salvation Army soldier was disgusted when Kirsti “cracked up like a baby” when a plate of sandwiches were moved to the centre of the table. Late 12 February 2017
“So much flak going about. I’m trying to work out what’s going on.” A client talking about Mark Arstall’s campaign to incite violence. Late 12 February 2017
Too far gone?
Just before the federal election in July 2016, Anglican Deacon and Anglicare C.E.O. Peter Sandeman funneled $757,500 of South Australian taxpayer money into a political fringe group named One Community. Deacon Sandeman and One Community used the money to run a media campaign against the federal Liberal government in the 2016 election.
The South Australian Labor government hid the transfer so it didn’t appear in its budget papers.
One Community was formed by Pastor Brad Chilcott who also founded the Activate church in Hawker Street, Bowden. Deacon Peter Sandeman is chairperson of One Community.
Peter Sandeman, following prior discussion, requested the $757,500 grant in a letter dated 6 May 2016. Premier Jay Weatherill’s Strategic Communications Executive Director, Paul Flanagan, approved it the same day. This was eight weeks before the federal election.
Soon after the transfer, Activate church broke away from the Pentecostal Australian Christian Church union over the issue of placing Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people in leadership positions in the church hierarchy.
One Community’s membership includes the South Australian Council on Social Services (SACOSS), Community CentresSA, Uniting Communities and Anglicare.
The money didn’t go for the homeless or anything like that. It was spent on television, newspaper and website advertising. And for sausage sizzles at polling booths in marginal seats on Election Day. The aim was to promote Bill Shorten Labor party policies against those of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberals.
One Community is influenced by Labor party figures such as Peter Lewis of the New South Wales Labor Council and Tim O’Halloran, who is connected with Port Adelaide MP, Mark Butler.
Brad Chilcott is associated with South Australian politicians such as Russell Wortley, MP, who burnt the paella at the Salvation Army two years previously.
One Community hired a PR firm from Sydney called Essential. They almost exclusively represent Labor party and union campaigns. They were hired despite the South Australian government grant stipulating that local people would be engaged.
Essential got at least $135,000 for the eight-week campaign. Other expenses included $200,000 for television ads; $10,000 for The Advertiser and Indaily; $50,000 for websites; $22,500 for barbecues and meetings; $15,000 for posters, stationary and flyers; $25,000 to hire trolls and advertising for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and $60,000 for producing the television ads.
The lead organiser of this anti-Liberal campaign disguised as pro-education and pro-Gonski was Matt Osborn. He’s a Councilor with the Port Adelaide Enfield council, and a convener of the Labor Party branch. He authorised the television ads.
On 9 June 2016, Brad Chilcott of One Community and the Activate Church sent public servant Paul Flanagan an invoice for $500,000. It read like a political directive rather than a grant recipient requesting payment. “Payment required within five (5) days of notice,” Chilcott wrote.
Anglicare C.E.O. Peter Sandeman has not expressed any regret for his actions. He is not an evil man, but it seems that he’s adopted “an end justifies the means” modus operandi.
Could this pragmatism be connected with the South Australian Labor government allocating management of thousands of Housing Trust properties to private charities over the next few years? If Deacon Sandeman had not played the One Community game, would Anglicare still be in the running for more houses?
And is this philosophy connected to the way Anglicare Housing treats its aged and vulnerable tenants? Last year, Anglicare ripped apart a serviceable disability ramp from a vacant retirement unit. They threw the pieces onto a rubbish truck. This included two rows of perfectly functional independently-bolted handrails.
After the destruction, the new tenant moved in. She is an 87-year-old disabled woman who has birthed 13 children. She is powerless and penniless. She asked Anglicare to build a new ramp. They took six months to give her answer for which they charged $26. The answer was, “No.” Late 11 February 2017
Note: South Australia Auditor-General Andrew Richardson is investigating the One Community quasi-fraud grant. But can he match the courage of former Auditor-General Ken Macpherson?
Anglicare won’t fix broken air-conditioner
Despite the twice-yearly Lifestyle Inspections where Anglicare bureaucrats check that tenants are cleaning their toilets, showers and ovens, Anglicare won’t fix broken air-conditioners in some of their retirement units for aged people.
This means that at least one elderly tenant went through the recent heat wave without air-conditioning. The 20-year-old unit has been broken for years. Yet Anglicare wastes money sending their employees to the tenant’s unit for the Lifestyle Inspections. 11 February 2017
Mark Arstall, 38, throws soup over 70-year-old
“How are you, Mark? You don’t look well,” the 70-year-old bicycle rider with white hair said to Mark Arstall in the WestCare courtyard yesterday. Arstall swore back at him.
The old bicycle rider sat at a table inside the WestCare dining room. Someone time later, Arstall came into the room and held his camera on video mode “a foot or two” from the old man’s face. He had turned on the flashlight.
Arstall snarled, “If you talk to me again, I will get a restraint order against you.” “Are you going to stop talking to me, now,” the old man asked.
Arstall responded by punching the side of the soup bowl on the table and splashing the complete contents over the old man. The bowl fell to the floor and broke. Arstall scuttled out after also threatening to throw a cup of coffee in the old man’s face.
The incident was witnessed by “eight well-dressed visitors” sitting at the next table plus other patrons, one of whom won’t talk for fear of retribution.
Heather the cook and another kitchen worker came over to the old man and asked if he was alright. However, the other WestCare employees were vociferous in their criticism of the victim, now soaked in hot soup.
Two paid employees, Stuart and Sharon, joined a volunteer named Michael whose concern was that they were going to “take down that website,” for which they blamed the old man.
The old man asked to see the manager, but after 20 minutes there was no response. The senior employees were hiding in the main office building and wouldn’t appear.
Michael said he’d complete an incident report, but that the old man would never be allowed to see it.
The old man has been involved with WestCare for a decade including the Bible study group. In an understatement, he said he felt disempowered.
Arstall was apparently banned for the day, which meant two hours. This happened when he knocked Card Player David, 63, to the bitumen the previous fortnight. He would be back the next day, no problems, and no words of censure.
WestCare has given Arstall and his drug dealers associates the green light to attack the non-drug using clients for commenting on the violence and drug dealing at WestCare and elsewhere.
This response of WestCare is similar to evidence coming from The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. When children complained to church authorities about being sexually molested, the wrath of the church came down on these children while the adult priestly and lay offenders were protected.
However, to be fair, the scope and degree of WestCare's attitude is nothing compared to the child abuse era. Late 10 February 2017 Later on 10 February 2017 Note: A witness has added that Michael did seem sympathetic to the old man and wasn't condoning the continuing threat from Mark Arstall. Also, that they were short-staffed at the time.
Wayne and the chickens
Piano Player Wayne was seen at the Central Markets this morning picking up 30 chickens from a certain butcher.
"Have a watch of this it will give you more reason to dislike Peter Sanderman from Anglicare."
"Don't use my name please." Posted 31 January 2017 Re-posted late 2 February 2017
Melbourne homeless welcome in Adelaide
The Melbourne city council voted to making sleeping on city streets and in CBD parks illegal. It will now fine people sleeping on the street. It will confiscate personal items such as blankets, cardboard and clothing left on the street.
Perhaps those living outside in Melbourne should come to Adelaide. There is enough room in Adelaide’s CBD parklands for 1000 campers. The Hutt Street Centre Ice dealers would welcome the extra business. Its bureaucrats would be overjoyed with the statistical bonanza.
Brenda McCulloch would appreciate an influx of Melbourne diners so she could replace the local complainers. 10 February 2017
Legal action for slander
A supporter of Mark Arstall says his team will take Adelaide Homeless Journal to court for slander. 10 February 2017
Anglicare politely requests no visitors during Lifestyle Inspections
“(Please note: we ask that no visitors be present for this inspection and we will require access to all rooms during the inspection.)”
The above is written on Anglicare’s notice for their latest round of Lifestyle Inspections. It reads as a polite request but, in effect, it is an order. Tenants are aged, vulnerable, and afraid of conflict so no one will challenge the “request”.
That the tenants are normal renters and not under a restrictive “Care Package” or Home Detention is irrelevant.
The idea within Anglicare that this might reduce tenants’ sense of home and privacy has been subsumed by the imperative of increasing corporate power.
During the Lifestyle Inspections, Anglicare hires two inspectors so one keeps the tenant occupied while the other pokes around in the other rooms.
Anglicare claims their inspections are to report faults that need fixing, but most faults are left unfixed.
And if the tenant is busy that day, they won’t change the appointment time and the Lifestyle inspectors will enter the unit anyway. 10 February 2017
“When we get to Heaven, it will be interesting to see who made it and who didn’t.” Piano Player Wayne 10 February 2017
Adelaide Salvation Army on Saturday
The Spy Cameras showed the woman with the wrinkly face make a beeline to an older man who works in government I.T. Her wrinkles are due to years on crystal methamphetamines. She wore a hepatitis promotional shirt. Her specialty is spitting infected saliva into other peoples’ eyes.
The I.T. man and others from his church regularly help on Saturday evenings at the Army plus Fred’s Van in Kilburn. The hepatitis shirt woman wanted to know if he contributed to this website.
What was significant is that she exposed herself to the Spy Cameras, and to those listening in the vicinity, as attempting to hunt down contributors, even amongst Salvation Army staff. Was this a rare lapse of judgement from someone armed with a high degree of rat cunning gleaned from decades in the illegal drug market? Or is she under incredible pressure from the bigger Ice dealers to stop this website? Perhaps they blame her for inflaming the situation.
Meanwhile, Jesse G***** (Tarzan), proclaimed that he had been baptised in Victor Harbour and was turning over a new leaf. The Equity Queen reacted happily while another Salvation Army worker muttered, “How long will that last?”
The Spy Cameras later showed Jesse walk up to a white woman and hold out his hand, then as she went to shake it, he pulled it back.
Mark Arstall was lobbying the drug addicted man who locks himself in the disability toilet every Saturday while he injects himself. Arstall’s continued attempts to incite violence in the drug scene have raised the question of why he doesn’t do the dirty work himself rather than trying to get others to do it. Perhaps he would rather they risk jail than him.
The anxious Ice addicts congregated on Pirie Street after the meal and church service. They were there one minute then gone the next. They soon returned, much relieved. The Equity Queen’s daughter and a Salvation Army paid employee stood near the front door talking.
One Army volunteer suspected the dealer had snuck up the back laneway and made his sales near the entrance of the carpark.
Do Unto Others Social Evening Salvation Army, 277 Pirie Street, Adelaide Every Saturday 5:00pm to 11:00pm Free coffee at 5:00pm; Free meal at 6:00pm; Free barista coffee at 8:00pm; Free pizza at 9:30pm Also Wednesdays 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Everything free. 9 February 2017
(above) Piano Player Wayne's photo of car thermometer proving that street temperatures are higher than Bureau of Meteorology measurements. But Wayne has not explained his belief that BOM measures the temperature from a balloon 2kms in the air, which an anonymous contributor has refuted.
Arstall incites violence at Hutt Street Centre
Mark Arstall shouted at a short old white man yesterday. He got the man’s name wrong. He used the name of an Aboriginal elder, someone who doesn’t gossip, isn’t a thug and is always polite.
He accused the white man of writing on this website. But the old man had been friends with Arstall for the past year. The old man wanted nothing to do with Adelaide Homeless Journal.
Arstall used his usual modus operandi by telling a young muscular methamphetamine addict in the room that the old man was writing about him on the internet.
This Ice addict shaves his head, stands tall and has hugely muscular arms. You can see him day and light racing through the parklands, sweating like a pig, as if running a marathon. It’s the Ice that makes him do this. His vacant eyes in a powerful sweating body instill fear in others.
He stood over the old man and said, “You better not be writing about me.”
Arstall’s beady eyes danced like a boxing fan screaming for blood.
But the old man was furious and unnerved. His speech was jumbled in fear and anger when he spoke to Tom, an employee at the Hutt Street Centre. He said Arstall was “inciting violence”.
One of the managers, of sorts, from Data Central above the gambling joint across Hutt Street, came over to the main building. But this person was sanguine: another dispute amongst clients.
But after a meeting between staff, it became apparent that some management staff were pleased with Mark Arstall. By inciting the violent Ice addicts, he has effectively shut down food and service reviews for the Hutt Street Centre.
Arstall was jubilant. Once again, he’d gotten away with it.
Yet something in the mood had changed, as if a new consensus was forming. 9 February 2017 Thanks to the Hutt Street Centre management Deep Throat.
Hard to believe
What amazed a client was how ignorant some staff are of the Ice trade within and without WestCare. This particular staff member couldn’t believe the joint was riddled with Ice dealers and junkies.
Nor that most so-called homeless were junkies with places to live and that they’d driven out from WestCare the homeless people who don’t use drugs.
The staff member, who is well-intentioned and honourable, simply couldn’t believe it. “Are you lying to me?” he asked.
Westcare Millers Court (off 212 Wright Street near Whitmore Square), Adelaide Office open Monday to Friday for housing assistance, nurse and lots of other stuff. Monday to Friday. 9:00 am. Tea and toast Takeaway bread, fruit and vegetables about 9:30am 12:00 noon. Soup & pie/pastie and tea served first are free. Or you can buy a better meal for $2.50 Dessert served for both meals at same time. Eat sitting down inside the hall or church or outside 12:00pm Free Meal on Sunday. Day Centre is open from 11:00am to 1:00pm includes a washing machine and showers. Last Sunday of each month is the free barbecue. Closed Saturdays. It is actually a nice place with nice people, but the criminal Ice gangs have changed it. Late 8 February 2017
Magdalene on Saturday evenings
One elderly man is reported as, “lying low until all the sh** blows over.” A number of other regular guests are afraid to go there for fear of being mistakenly targeted by Mark Arstall’s drug pals.
Names and details are rarely given on this site for fear of revenge from him and his Ice crowd.
Mark Arstall seeks the wildest Ice addicts who have lost all reason and prudence, and live only for their next hit. Dangerous men and women with needle-induced infectious diseases.
Arstall tells a muscular Ice user that someone has been writing about him on the internet then points out his intended victim, usually an elderly guest, hoping the addict will maim that person. Yes, maim.
Magdalene staff haven’t a clue this is going on.
Arstall wasn’t at the Magdalene on Saturday, nor were most of his dealer and junkies associates. They were at the Salvos in Pirie Street. Magdalene Church Hall free meal Moore Street, Adelaide (entrance through the laneway between the hall and the Saracen Head hotel) Drunks and drug affected people welcome, but you must sit on the chairs in the laneway, which is the best place, anyway. Free. Every Saturday at 6:00pm. Late 8 February 2017
(above) Perhaps it shows a certain societal compassion that a man is allowed to live under the eaves of an empty Port shop. The kindness might include that from the owner and strangers. But it also shows the ruthlessness of politicians who have never been homeless yet introduce savage policies that guarantee a permanent housing crisis for the underclass.
(above) He began four months previously with flattened cardboard boxes until strangers supplied a thick mattress. Others bring him drinks and food.
Miles Kemp of the Sunday Mail
After being fooled by the Ice dealers and addicts while producing his League of Gentleman puff piece in the Sunday Mail newspaper late last year, why doesn’t Miles Kemp write what he now knows of the Ice predators in the homeless scene.
The reasons for his not doing it would be more interesting than the article itself. Late 8 February 2017
Arstall’s toilet refuge
Arstall runs to the men’s toilet room whenever someone looks him in the eye: man or woman, both frighten him.
But upon returning, he wears a triumphant expression.
An observer said he doesn’t use Ice, but is “definitely on something else that is affecting his mind. Delusional.”
Another diner noted: “Asstall (sic) came out of the toilets walking very fast, very agitated with his ‘I’ve got you, you prick, smile, didn’t say anything.” 7 February 2017
Salvation Army free food day
Grocery Bob ― also known as Quiz Master Bob ― said that 800 people had turned up for the Market Day free food.
The Army has a ticket system that allows them to count the customers. However, some clients might go through two or three times so the actual individual customer count might be 500 to 600. Grocery Bob might dispute this. Grocery Bob is an expert in lugging boxes of carrots and running the quiz, but has not yet become an expert statistician.
The fruit and vegetables were described as plentiful and fresh, not like the previous few months.
Salvation Army Market Day free food First Friday of each month (next is the first Friday in February) 9:00am to 11:00am 277 Pirie Street, Adelaide 7 February 2017
Major Anderson’s father’s funeral
The Arndale Corps band played warmly at the funeral for the Major’s father. Major Anderson and his father were warmly appreciated by both Army soldiers and officers, and the public at large.
A commentator said Arndale is “an excellent Corps; pity about the D-grade band, but he added that they played with feeling.
And that is what counts? 7 February 2017
Instead of his usual shuffling about from one foot to the other, Craig was sitting with a straight back and with a sense of purpose in his eyes.
Ajay Stuart had helped get him a job with Triple A Crewing to set up the scaffolding for the Green/Mundine boxing match last week.
Craig said it was hard work, but gave him a sense of purpose.
Triple A Crewing specialises in hiring people from the homeless scene.
And Ajay is their man on the streets. Late 6 February 2017
From the Contact Page
Name Leon Trotsky
Comment "Anglicare CEO Peter Sandeman steered $757,500 taxpayer money into anti-Liberal campaign run by One Community founded by pastor at Activate homosexual church in Bowden;" Huh? Homosexual church? I doubt it. But even if it was, so what? Do you have a problem with same sex attracted people belonging somewhere? I hope you are safe from the ice thugs. But I'd have thought that perhaps as a member of the "underclass" you might have learned to have compassion for members of other "underclasses".
Editor: The point perhaps meant to be made was that the church, or, at least Pastor Chilcott, and One Community have a political agenda, which is fair enough. Late 6 February 2017
From the Contact Page
Questioning the venerable Wayne Name bullsh** by wayne
Comment False temperature readings?
“what a load of horse sh** , is this Wayne living in the real world , as if the BOM are able to do that , 2 kilometres up does he realise what the temp would be at that height. there is also a world standard for the taking of temperature and that is what they do. So Stop Publishing bullsh** that he dribbles out of his mouth!!!” Posted Late 6 February 2017
A staff member at WestCare said the Ice dealers have told their addict customers to attack on sight the photographer for Adelaide Homeless Journal.
“Then what?” someone asked
The motivation for the addicts is a bonus amount of crystal methamphetamine, or, at least, not being cut off. 6 February 2017
Premonitions of an imminent death? (re-post)
"******* ****** is still at it, but now he just stalks homeless people and writes about it. Check out his latest literary master piece the "Adelaide homeless journal", get in quick cause he's gonna be dead soon."
Asterisks inserted by Editor Posted late 23 December 2016 Edited late 3 January 2017 Re-posted 6 February 2017
Another version of Mark Arstall’s attack on the old man
A WestCare guest said that Mark Arstall should apologise to Card Player David after mistaking him for Intel Dave.
What happened last Thursday has softened somewhat with the new version being that Arstall grabbed Card Player David then shoved him.
Card Player David is 63 and weights perhaps 130 kilograms due to an injured thyroid. He suffers from lack of balance and being shoved by the younger man sent him to the ground.
Arstall, 38, also fell when David grabbed him as he was falling.
However, the guest is furious that Arstall attacked the elderly invalid and demands that he apologise to Card Player David. He said Arstall should, “Get his head out of his arse and apologise.”
The usually placid guest was also angry with David Secomb for not taking action against Arstall, such as kicking him out for a month. He said, “WestCare are too f***ing scared to break up fights. [They] just let it go, don’t ring the police or anything.”
Arstall was back the next day with a triumphant look in his eyes, at least when he returned from the toilets where he retreats when challenged intellectually by anyone.
The angry guest said that Arstall should seek out Intel Dave if he is brave enough. Intel Dave is super smart with computers and could get into databases showing Arstall’s past.
Meanwhile, Card Player David is mystified about the matter. He does not own a computer or phone and has nothing to do with any website. Late 5 February 2017
Mary’s Kitchen has started up again, but reviews will be rare as the Ice dealers have people present there that are connected with the same dealership network as the Hutt Street Centre dealers.
Last week, there was an interesting man and women who wear each other’s clothing.
Mary’s Kitchen Tuesdays at 6:00pm Free soup, buns, fruit salad and take-away food St Andrew’s Church-on-the-Sea Jetty Road, Glenelg Late 5 February 2017
Don, Jayne, Bowden Lodge and the car
Don and Jayne are best friends having known each other for at least a decade. Don has been a loyal WestCare kitchen worker and is the caretaker at the Baptist Church in Flinders Street.
Jayne has established herself as the doyen of the WestCare dining room and frequently orders dishes from her table. Her gravitas and health problems have helped establish her as having been through hell and back and arisen with a certain dignity.
Others say she is a grand manipulator. Certainly, her singing at funerals gives her special rights.
Jayne’s clapped-out car is playing up.
WestCare recently opened Bowden Lodge for Aboriginal men. Late 5 February 2017
It has been confirmed that Krusher Karl got 24 years in the slammer in Western Australia for serious assault.
Some people are sad about this. Late 5 February 2017
An updated viewpoint
A didicated source says that Krusher is not in the slammer for 24 years in Western Australia, but actually in pre-release.
Krusher has his loyalists. I apologise to Krusher's long term girlfriend. 27 February 2017
A police officer visited the home of the photographer for this journal to see that he was alright.
Someone had contacted them with concerns. Late 5 February 2017
Are City Salvos aware of the drug trade outside Adelaide Congress Hall?
“Of course they know what’s f***ing going on. They couldn’t care less. So much for the duty-of-care bullshit.
“If they don’t know what’s going on, they’re in denial; they’ve got blinkers on.
A Do Unto Others guest on Saturday evening at the City Salvos free meal and social evening talking about Mr Ice and the other dealers who use the event as a drug fair. 5 February 2017
Different rules for different people
Those who quietly threaten and bully others at WestCare either go under the radar of the employees, or are put in a special category where they receive exemptions due to “Their Condition”.
For example, Steven Peet was tolerated when he worked himself into a rage against his meat pie, blaming it for his troubles. Similarly, Adeline shouted and screamed and slammed doors and generally intimidated WestCare clients without censure from management. Two weeks later Steven killed Adeline and her two kids.
Mark Arstall from Ngongotahaisn’t kicked out even after openly assaulting an elderly invalid man in the laneway two days previously. No problems. No wonder he wears that triumphant smile.
Yet The Ghost Who Walks was kicked out of WestCare in 2008 for an undisclosed offence. Management simply refused to give him the reason despite him going there since childhood in the 1950’s.
The Ghost doesn’t use drugs, drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes, but was kicked out for life.
Different rules for different people. Late 4 February 2017
Woman gets baby back
The woman who lost her baby to government officials for a period of time has got it back.
The backbone of the family is the grandmother. Late 4 February 2017
Pressure on Ice dealers
Established WestCare and Burdekin Clinic Ice dealers are reportedly urging their customers to bring in new customers as pressure mounts from new dealers entering the market.
It is like dental surgeries that offer patients $50 off their next filling if they bring in a new customer.
What do the dealers offer? Late 4 February 2017
South Australian Dental Service
Lucky people on the government dental waiting list are given the option of going to a private dentist of their choice instead of the Adelaide Dental Hospital student clinic or a suburban government clinic.
The government dentists are either demoralised or inexperienced and somewhat dismissive of welfare patients with mouths full of rotting teeth.
The cost is about $150 for $1000 of dental treatment both at the government and private dentists. This is worth four or five fillings or a root canal. Late 4 February 2017
City Salvos Saturday before last
Quiz Master Bob played film excerpts then asked questions of the competing groups. This was very popular and got guests’ minds off the savage undercurrent playing itself out in their space.
Robyn wore a grey tee-shirt and carried her pinky-green backpack. As with last week and the week before, she did no socialising. She was there for her usual grim desperate business and who knows what sharp objects she carried on her person. Posted Late 4 February 2017
Mark Arstall attacks 63-year-old invalid
"Here comes Intel Dave with all the gossip from Hutt Street,” 38-year-old Mark Arstall yelled at Card Player David as he walked up Millers Court laneway, (Emma Hines Lane), at the WestCare homeless joint near Whitmore Square.
Arstall grabbed Card Player David, 63, who has reduced mobility due to weight gain from a thyroid condition, then tossed him to the bitumen. Luckily, David reduced the impact by grabbing Arstall as he fell and they both hit the ground.
David Secomb and a strange employee named Stuart ran up to them. Card Player David told Arstall that he had nothing to do with this website and does not go to Hutt Street. This is true. Arstall, 38, had mistaken Card Player David, 63, for Intel Dave, who is more Arstall’s age. Intel Dave would have knocked Arstall to the ground quick smart.
Card Player David and Intel Dave couldn’t be more opposite. Card Player David is an inoffensive elderly man whom everyone either likes or, at least, feels no antagonism towards. But he makes an easy target for a character like Arstall.
David Secomb and Stuart talked to Arstall after the incident, but it isn’t expected there will be any repercussions. Arstall escalates his aggression daily against frail and elderly people after failing to get his Ice associates to do the dirty work for him.
Card Player David was shaken and appeared to be suffering from facial pain due to either hitting the ground, or from being hit by Arstall. Early 4 February 2017 Late 4 February from Editor: Mark Arstall continues to base himself at WestCare; continues to intimidate the elderly and invalided people who don't use drugs. WestCare management whisper pleas to him to be more kind.
(above) Orange Sky Laundry shower van. Perhaps a nice alternative to Hutt Street Centre's dirty shower cubicles. Certainly innovative and confronting. But has our society comes to a situation where heavily funded homeless charities can't even supply decent showers? The answer is, yes, sadly. The shower van should be coming to Adelaide, eventually.
Orange Sky expands Adelaide free laundry service
Here is the washing and drying of clothing and bedding schedule. Showers are still to come.
Monday: Hutt Street Centre, 258 Hutt Street, Adelaide (near corner of South Terrace and Hutt Street). 7:30am to 10:30am.
Tuesday: Vincentian Centre (St Vinnies Night Shelter), 28 Whitmore Square, Adelaide. 9:30am to 12:30pm.
Wednesday: Fred’s Van, 13 McKinna Road, Christie Downs. 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Thursday: Vincentian Centre (St Vinnies Night Shelter), 28 Whitmore Square, Adelaide. 11:00am to 1:00pm.
Friday: Anglicare, 91 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth (near the courthouse and police station). 9:30am to 12:30pm.
Friday: Life Christian Centre, 179 Gawler Place, Adelaide. (Fred’s Van site between Wakefield and Flinders Streets). 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Saturday: Vincentian Centre (St Vinnies Night Shelter), 28 Whitmore Square, Adelaide. 9:30am to 12:30pm.
Sunday: Hutt Street Centre, 258 Hutt Street, Adelaide (near corner of South Terrace and Hutt Street). 9:00am to 11:00am. Posted 3 February 2017
Are the Ice dealers using Mark Arstall?
A number of observers at various soup kitchens have noted that Mark is displaying the signs of Ice addiction. He is paranoid, falls into irrational rages and can’t speak more than a few words before slipping onto another subject.
His mental state was been going downhill for about three months. He’s always been volatile and quick to make accusations, but one observer says that, “he’s got to be on Ice these last few months.”
Mark doesn’t appear to be a dealer and has a tiny income, but manages to chain smoke Taylor-made cigarettes. It is theorised that he is being used by the Ice dealers to shut down this website by threatening and exposing both the contributors, two editors and one photographer.
Arstall’s mistake is that he’s threatening people mentioned in the journal rather than the contributors.
One observer said, “Mark is becoming the fall guy while the Ice dealers remain anonymous and safe. They are very powerful people.”
Also, the outside opinion that the Hutt Street Centre management and paid employees keep silent about the Ice dealers for fear of being targeted has never sounded truer. Late 2 February 2017
Adelaide customer runs up $188,000 phone bill
“How would you like to pay it?” a Telstra employee asked a customer with an $110,000 bill.
“I’m not,” the Adelaide man familiar with the homeless welfare scene, replied.
Optus had a similar problem with their $78,000 bill. The customer had obtained multiple replacement phones of the latest most expensive models then spent nights phoning costly international services, to fill in the time.
When he needed money, he flogged off a phone then asked for a replacement. How could they refuse such a good customer? When the situation got out of hand, he declared bankruptcy whereupon he discovered that plenty of other businesses still gave him credit.
He has many more tricks up his sleeve and could have become very wealthy, should he have chosen to. And it is still not too late. Late 2 February 2017
Mark Arstall's divided loyalties
Mark was agitated over the past week, flashing his phone camera as if it was a pre-emptive weapon.
Emma Hines was on his mind. He talks about her to many people. Poor Emma bashed with unbelievable ferocity by her own hand. Dead for 13 months.
Mark Arstall knows more than a little about her exploitation by others in the homeless scene. This twists his loyalties in multiple directions. Late 2 February 2017
Secretive South Australian Courts
The S.A. Court Authority won’t provides details of Benjamin Yardwood’s sentencing unless the person requesting the information can give Yardwood’s birth date.
The representative of the Authority said this was to ensure details were given of the correct Benjamin Yardwood and not another Benjamin Yardwood.
“I can tell you the details of the case,” I said. The representative replied that this would not be adequate and that she had nothing more to say to me.
Yardwood smashed his girlfriend’s head against concrete a number of times before the frail elderly Messianic Jew from Mary’s Kitchen intervened, and for which he was later savagely bashed by Yardwood.
Yardwood was due for sentencing in January.
It is hoped that the honourable Messianic Jew gets the maximum amount from Victims of Crime for his injuries, and that it be acknowledged that he has been living in fear while the case proceeded. Late 2 February 2017
Cos We Care nominated
Anne Cooper of Cos We Care was nominated for City of Playford Citizen of the Year while Cos We Care was nominated for Community Group of the Year.
She didn’t win, but was happy about the nomination. Late 2 February 2017
Civic TV Wow I guess security were too busy eatingcheeseburgers so they let a 74 year old cowboy intervene. Thank god for old cowboys!
Posted 1 February 2017 Editor: Yeah, we need more people like The Man Formerly from Kilburn. It was Trent Jacob Carter who attacked the other man. 14 months after the event, Carter was in court this week over the charge and has been remanded in custody. The Man Formerly from Kilburn is alive and well and lives in a serviced apartment building that he likes.
(above) Wednesday 2 February 2017. Two helicopters and perhaps 40 police officers were engaged in a three-hour chase that begun about 3:30pm in the northern suburbs then proceeded to West Lakes then back to Elizabeth. Two males and a female were arrested. One appeared to be an Aboriginal boy. When police handcuffed him, he said he wanted his “old man”, meaning his daddy. He repeatedly spat on the ground. “Nothing will happen to him,” a neighbour said. The car had been stolen in Prospect last week.
(above) The police dog and two officers jumped a fence to search for at least one person who fled the scene. Then a neighbour told the police the fugitive had run home. The police surrounded the joint where she was hiding.
(above) “Put down your cameras and phones or I will take them as evidence,” the policeman snarled at me and others. The blond police officer on the right talked to a girl in the house who had nothing to do with the car crash. An Aboriginal girl peers from a window (blurred). The house is within a hundred metres of that of two Salvation Army volunteers. They make coffee at the Do Unto Others program in the city.
Sunday Mail newspaper article with photographs of Adelaide's League of Homeless Gentlemen hosted by the Hutt Street Centre web page.