Tedrico's Page is Updated! (6/13)

Theodore Latham (tedrico@hotmail.com)
Sat, 13 Jun 1998 04:39:26 PDT


Sat, Jun 13, 1998

Hi There!

Tedrico's Page has been updated! The SURVEY SEZ responses have been 
tabulated and posted, as usual, under What's New:

http://members.xoom.com/tedrico/index.html#new?0613

     Let's Congratulate Charles A. Cowan, Shawgi Tell, and JaneAnn,  
this week's NEW Tedrico's Page Voice of the Homeless Award Winners! You 
may read their award winning entries at:

http://members.xoom.com/tedrico/hpnspot.html#cowan?0613
http://members.xoom.com/tedrico/hpnspot.html#shawgi?0613
http://members.xoom.com/tedrico/hpnspot.html#JaneAnn?0613

     I've been quite BUSY this week! New at Tedrico's Page .... 
Free For All Links Page and the NEW Homeless Discussion and Message 
Board! Homeless Headlines, What People Are Saying About Tedrico's Page, 
Shelters -N- Soup Kitchens: In the News, Can You Spare a Headline, 
Statistics Say, Upcoming Homelessness Conferences, 
Shelters -N- Soup Kitchens, Homeless Research Q & A, Street 
Survival Resources, Panhandling, Closed Shelter Pass-Times, Helping the 
Homeless, Homeless Online Betterment Opportunity Search, 
Homeless Chat, and Hitchhiking have all been UPDATED this week! 
I've even corrected a mulitude of conflicts and display problems brought 
to my attention over the last month by my Internet 4.0 
Browser Users! Thanks for the feedback and enjoy the new look!

     I'd like to Thank each and every one of you for visiting 
Tedrico's Page on a regular basis (those who do) and helping this 
site to achieve a 25.7% increase in visits, during the month of 
May! Click on the following link to see the increase under my NEWLY 
revised General Site Statistics Segment:

http://members.xoom.com/tedrico/siteinfo.html#sitestats?0613

     The key to website success is PROMOTION, so why not promote 
your pages using the NEW Tedrico's Page Free For All Links 
Submission Page! Do you have a job announcement, press release, or 
homelessness related topic that you'd like to share with others? If so, 
you need to visit the NEW Homelessness Discussion and Message Board, 
where you may post to your hearts content. Got questions 
that need to be answered for your upcoming homelessness related term 
paper, thesis, or other study? Why not submit them and let people 
in the know supply the answers for you using the NEW Homeless 
Research Questions and Answers segment! If French or Spanish is 
your native tounge ... no problem ... TRANSLATE the vast 
information on this site using the Homeless Information Language 
Translator. Ever wonder how and why so many Veterans are homeless today? 
Get the REAL deal on Homeless Vets under Homeless Veterans segment. Need 
a place to lay your head or get a bite to eat? 
You'll find it under the always updated Shelters -N- Soup Kitchens 
segment.

     Learn how you can improve your situation for FREE through the 
Homeless Online Betterment Opportunity Search (H.O.B.O.S), one of 
many of the broad spectrum of resources at Tedrico's Page! SEE who 
the homeless are and FEEL what they are up against by reading their 
stories from the streets under the Meet the Homeless segment. Learn how 
you can do your part and correctly teach your child to help the homeless 
on the Help for the Homeless page. For those of you who are still on the 
streets and don't know what to do during shelter shut down hours, visit 
the Closed Shelter Pass-Times page ... you'll 
find a way to make time go by here! Also, as always, catch up on the 
latest world news events & stay abreast of happenings in the world 
of the homeless, and a whole lot more, all at Tedrico's Page ..... "Your 
Informative Homelessness Resource!"

AND NOW, FOR A RECAP OF THIS WEEK'S HOMELESS HAPPENINGS ..............
______________________________________________________________________

TEDRICO'S PAGE SELECT DISCUSSION TOPIC OF THE WEEK


     Each week Tedrico's Page scavenges the WWW in search of a 
controversial homeless discussion topic, and presents it to you, 
in hopes of gathering varied and invaluable feedback for analysis:

On 1998/06/05 in DejaNews article <6l9gjn$2lq$1@paxfeed.eni.net> 
Joel Melchor <jmelchor@ibgcf.org> wrote:

Subject: How do these things relate to each other and our place in          
society?

> I was just curious as to what everyone else out there thinks about 
how, if at all, the following things relate to each other and our place 
in society:
> 
> 1. Jerry Springer
> 2. High priced education - low paying entry level jobs
> 3. Rap music and gang violence
> 4. Government defense spending
> 5. Homelessness
> 6. MTV's Heroin chic

*******************
Joel Melchor


----------
RESPONSES:
----------

On Wed, 10 Jun 1998 21:50:00 [EST] Tedrico Latham <tedrico@hotmail.com> 
responded:

If the gang members would look at rap music as a means of making 
money instead of an incentive to prepare for a drive-by shooting or set 
the mood for a session of heroine packaging and cooking crack, then 
Jerry Springer would not have an audience for uncensored shows 
pertaining to sex, drugs, and violence while at the same time, there 
would be less people homeless because of drugs, which would mean a 
reduction in the homelessness rate and an increase in people capable of 
thinking and thus, excelling in academics to the point that they would 
be eligible for scholarships and usually miss out on having to pay for 
high priced education; and as a result of this, would 
probably obtain a degree in their fields of study which would make 
them better able to obtain high paying jobs instead of low paying 
ones but whether all of these chain reactions take place or not ..... 
the government will always continue to spend, Spend, SPEND on 
anything pertaining to the issue of DEFENSE! I don't consider 
myself a Gen-Xer but I liked the challenge of completely answering 
the question! Nuff said!
----------------

On Wed, 10 Jun 1998 16:27:27 -0400 (EDT) John C Lindsay 
<jclind1@sac.uky.edu> remarked:

I did not see the jest of such a message. For one thing, gangs have 
always been a part of American society: in the colonies, the wild West, 
KKK and other hate groups (currently distributing drugs according to the 
Southern Poverty Law center), the Mafia (one of the first gangs to 
organize the distribution of drugs), etc.

While many groups are attempting to address the violence of both rap and 
heavy metal, little if anything, is ever said publicly about the owners 
of music companies which distribute this music. As long as these 
companies pay for this type of music, the destructive types of rap and 
heavy metal (not all rap or metal is violent), will continue to be 
produced.

Secondly, your reply makes it appear that only gang members, which 
the public thinks only includes Blacks and Hispanics (thanks to 
mis-information by the media), distributes drugs. What about the Mafia? 
What about the people who have the money to smuggle drugs 
into this country? The vast majority of smugglers are not Black or 
Hispanic.

Thirdly, there are more people stuck in low-paying jobs because of 
discrimination than drug addiction. And what about veterans who are 
homeless due to the inability to cope with the "demons of war?"

Fourthly, while the post was labeled as a "fun chance to....," it 
only serves to continue the perpetuation of mis-understanding concerning 
the reasons people are homeless and/or stuck in 
low-income paying jobs.

Last, but not least, if only gang members were watching Jerry Springer, 
the show would not be broadcast.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

WELFARE IN THE AIR .....


Welfare Reform in Ontario: An On-line Discussion

This is an invitation from the Workfare Watch Project to join an on-line 
discussion of welfare reform in Ontario.  E-mail lists are 
an automatic way to send a message to one address and have it sent 
out to everyone who joins. When you join  you will get more instructions 
on how to participate.

The OW-WATCH-L list is public and unmoderated which technically 
means everyone who joins can post to the list. The list set to 
require approvals. The purpose of this is to block e-mail junk mail from 
getting posted to the list. Everyone who applies is approved.  The 
OW-WATCH-AN is a moderated list where only Welfare Watch will 
be posting bulletins, announcements and notices.

OW-Watch-L is intended to be a workspace for activists, welfare 
recipients, the labour, advocacy and the academic communities to 
share information and stories about the impact of workfare and 
welfare reform in their communities.  We  will also use the on-line 
discussion to share strategies for coping with the fallout of 
reform and community mobilizing to effect change.

As well as the broad workspace of the OW-WATCH-L list Workfare 
Watch has established OW-WATCH-AN a moderated web list to send 
regular bulletins, announcements and  notices.

To join the list(s): send email to: <majordomo@list.web.net> with 
the subject line blank and:

subscribe OW-WATCH-l (that is a lower case L not a one)

or/and

subscribe OW-WATCH-AN-l

as the only text of the mail message. Delete any signature file you may 
have.

You can join both lists in the one message to majordomo.

You will be sent a confirmation message when you subscribe to 
OW-Watch-an-l that you must reply to, this ensures that no-one can sign 
you up to the list without your permission.

If you this instructions seem to complicated or you are having problems 
contact the lists facilitator Sherrie Tingley <stingley@bconnex.net>

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

IN CASE YOU DID'NT KNOW .....
 

     In lewe of the crisis currently going on in Seattle, WA concerning 
the bulldozing of "The Jungle", a homeless encampment, I felt compelled 
to write the Seattle Mayor's Office this week, expressing my resentment 
towards this course of action. I was fortunate enough to have the e-mail 
addresses (provided by Tom 
Boland and fellow Homeless People's Network members) of the 3 key 
officials over this matter but I also began thinking, what about the 
advocates of homeless rights out there who would like to voice their 
opinions on various issues, but don't know how or where to send 
them to! If you would like a list of DAILY updated e-mail addresses 
to local Radio and Televison Stations and/or Daily and Weekly Newspapers 
online, I strongly urge you to visit AMERICAN MEDIA, an online database, 
searchable by state, located at:

http://gallery.uunet.be/internetpress/american.htm

     !! Now Get Out There and Be a Strong Voice for the Homeless !!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

SOME FINAL WORDS ........


     Although this is not officially a newsletter it will be in the near 
future, so I wish to extend a warm Thank You to all of you who requested 
to be added to my mailing list and for those who did not 
if you feel that you are receiving this update against your wishes then 
send a reply to <tedrico@hotmail.com> with the words "REMOVE" 
in the subject line and you will be instantly removed from this 
list! Tedrico's Page is SPAM FREE!

UNTIL NEXT WEEK ....................

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

     Tedrico's Page is now seeking SPONSORSHIP! If you would like to 
advertise to my captive audience contact me at <tedrico@hotmail.com>! 
Also, if you'd like to place your BANNER on the #1 requested page of 
this site for one week at a minimal fee of $15 please send your 
banner via email attachment, your organization's URL, and a money order 
made out to Theodore Latham to:

Tedrico's Page
P.O. Box 514
Rich Square, NC 27869

     Please include "Tedrico's Page Banner Ad Space" in the PAY FOR 
blank! Some general site viewing statistics are available to aid you in 
your decision process at:

http://members.xoom.com/tedrico/siteinfo.html#sitestats?0613

     Thank you for your support and please continue to visit 
Tedrico's Page at http://members.xoom.com/tedrico/index.html#new?0613

Regards,

Tedrico Latham

_________________________
TEDRICO'S PAGE
http://members.xoom.com/tedrico/?update0613
Your Informative Homelessness Resource Link!
P.O. Box 514 Rich Square, NC 27869 (252)539-4228
<tedrico@hotmail.com>

______________________________________________________
Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com