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(URGENT UPDATE) Basement Person: The stunning story of a homeless service dog in our community

For persons following this story, it has changed in theme dramatically over the past few months and evolved into an alarming story that has, incredibly, gone from bad to worse. Katie’s story reveals not just the willingness of people to take advantage of  the situation to profit from her misfortune, but also the absence of meaningful help from the organizations in place to insure her refuge. That includes institutions that are either charged by the State, or proclaim it their mission to help the homeless in order to receive public funding, donations and tax exempt status. These organizations are expected by government to follow the letter of the law (the American Disabilities Act), not look for loopholes to discriminate against a vulnerable individual. These organizations are willing to help any homeless person, with the exception being if you are crippled woman with a service dog. The original issue was supposed to be a matter of temporary homelessness as Katie actually owns a home. In the meantime, rather than focusing energy and resources on solving a much smaller crisis, now there are complications such as the towing company (Collins Brothers) selling her handicapped accommodating vehical – a 2015 Kia Sorrento. They had the audacity to do this without even notifying Katie. A criminal investigation should not just be expected but demanded by the public in addition to questions asked regarding their collaboration with the SCPD. Katie’s car was taken from her in a process that brought no citation or criminal charges. Read on…     Last Saturday night, Callie Sanchez sprang into action assessing the hurt and calming the pain of a woman with a crippling back injury. This homeless woman took a tumble slipping on ice attempting to get into a vehicle she is forced to use in lieu of her own specially equiped Kia, which has been sitting in a St. Cloud impound lot the last two months. Ignoring a plate of treats in obvious reach, Callie scampered protectively about her as she lay in tears and excrutiating pain. Her back is fused with titanuim, she is supposed to have daily bedrest, falling down is strictly against doctors orders. Callie Sanchez curled up beside her. Callie is not an EMT, she is Katie’s nationally registered service dog. They have both been inexcusably homeless for over two months. Katie owns her own home.   As an award-winning filmmaker, author, news professional and news contributor for more than 20 years, I want to call attention to a particular incident that happened over Thanksgiving week in St. Cloud, Mn. As a member of media, there is an ethical responsibility to bring a voice to the potentially otherwise voiceless. The subject of this story, Katie, is at great risk of being swept away by societal apathy, administrative dysfunction, and quickly disempowered and disregarded like so many others in our community. This story is revealing in its extremes.   The following is the tale of a handicapped woman who now, with her service dog … Continue reading

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EOF / UPDATED CONTENT / Greetings Europe, from the Netherlands / EPISODE 3 NOW IN: Grooming, Emotional Entrapment and Fraud, is it OK Sometimes? / Sacred Radio PODCAST LINKS now in!

Is this finally the begining of the end for the twisted and manipulative cult, Jessica Schab and Diego Fontanive’s EOF? I am going to summarize briefly some of the topics I plan to discuss on the radio program and why this is such an important story. I encourage everyone who has a stake in this to listen, particularly eof members who may want to stop endorsing the reckless activities of Jessica and Diego who use fear as a form of control and even censorship (they disguise their censorship attempts with an interesting term= cyber bullying) Thank you to everyone for the overwhelming level of support and empathy for our story now coming from around the world. With typical irony, our story will be broadcast on Valentine’s Day, 2016. It is certain to be a controversial and heart-wrenching program. See the latest: Clip from the third live broadcast and recent statement by Steven from 4.12.16 and part of my reaction to Jessica’s address at the faithtofaithless conference http://flightflash.com/2009/11/09/chasing-unicorns-and-the-mental-health-profession/ The eof became a bit riled up when they heard I would be doing this interview and understandably so. They do not want our voice to be heard. I’ve predicted all along that the story of what they did to Melissa and I would rattle the foundation of the eof to rubble. To that end, I produced a documentary about it. Of course the great irony of this, is that for Melissa’s sake, I hoped my film would never see the light of day! It is certainly not an attack on her, but important to tell the truth, and reveal their very intentional and brutal result…my physical abuse…her emotional and financial ruin, and the continuing exploitation of my fiance. Trying my best to delicately encourage her to come back home (and before she finally loses everything), they viciously turned her into a weapon against me with truly horrific result. I love and forgive her for what happened and know she is not to blame. I don’t insist on calling her my fiance because I’m deluded or crazy…it is a show of resistance for what they stole of her dignity by relentlessly giving her no choice in the matter of our togetherness. I was an eyewitness and that is an absolute and very despicable fact. I fight this for her. That is an energy I will hold onto for her until she has the energy to fight them again on her own. This is more than just a lovestory. None of this happened over night and continues to evolve in its mystery and complexity. Everything I’ve learned little by little about the eof and their exploitation of Melissa completely reinforces the information in my film. I’d certainly be willing to bet there will be one person in Europe who will be banned by the eof from listening to this very important broadcast and that is Melissa herself. It is still a huge mystery if she understands what is really going on because she appears to be … Continue reading

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On-Set With Elizabeth Allen, Director of “Ramona And Beezus”

  Steven’s Facebook Hoversled Page +   In April, 2009, I boarded an Alaska Airlines jet with a strange looking package bound in holiday wrap. It was extremely fragile, and a large, odd shape that would not fit well in the overhead compartment…”How is this going to work”, I wondered? I need to get this package with me to Vancouver, BC. The solution to getting my unusual bundle on the plane was to ask to put it in the forward closet of the aircraft, and away we flew.        My first stop was Seattle, where the bundle was carefully unwrapped and the contents assembled with dozens of smaller parts. The item was actually a small airplane: the Mynah Bird. It was an RC photo aircraft with a forward looking HD view, and it was enroute to the set of Elizabeth Allen’s latest theatrical feature; Ramona and Beezus with the mission of grabbing some aerial video and background plates for a special effects sequence for the movie. I had spent the last week designing and building the airplane and equiping it with an expensive new camera. The mission wasn’t an official part of the studio production, but an experiment, and an opportunity to do something completely amazing and maybe even historic.        The prospect of building an airplane to get shots for a movie was not something that happened overnight. I have had the opportunity to know Elizabeth Allen since her years as a film student at USC Cinema, where I assisted her on a handful of student productions. It was a completely fortunate event for me to meet and get to know Liz, because she was an extremely ambitious and visionary student with a lot of already well established mentors. I was just a guy from Minnesota with a lot of free time and aspirations to work in film as well, so we made a good team in the moment. After my stay, I returned to Minnesota to work and save money for what I hoped would be my eventual return to Los Angeles.          Even after returning to Minnesota, I ventured back to L.A. several times to help Liz on a couple of movies, and at times just to catch up. Liz was always such a gracious host. On my next return trip, I worked on her first 35mm short film where I experienced the thrill of learning how to load a Panavision film magazine from one of the camera assistants. Being on-set is great, but I think it was the work leading up to production that is so interesting to be a part of; driving around Hollywood with Liz to do important things like pick up the film “short ends” (leftover film rolls from studio productions), tech scouting locations and meeting important people on the crew like the Director of Photography, etc. But it seemed like Liz always had important people around her, experienced talent that already had professional movie credits, and casts that included real stars and people that we all recognize from film and television.          The … Continue reading

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From Unicorns And Aliens To Mental Health Counseling: A Convenience Couple’s Journey Of Self Manipulation

My name is Steve/n and I accepted Jessica Schab’s challenge to research the EOF Project further…that is as if my own direct experience wouldn’t have been enough to be well informed of their destructive lunacy. Here is my broader impression and interpretation of Jessica and Diego’s EOF project based on my own personal experience with them, the confusing vision statement from their website, a few of their YouTube interviews, and the inclusion of some testimonials also found on the website. The challenge came as a result of a true-life documentary I made called “Living in Fear” that I guess focused too much on us (the victims) and not enough on “them” (Jessica and Diego). I acknowledge the sensitivity of their egos and I will work my best here to amend the balance of our story to allow for more face time to Jessica and Diego. Keep in mind that my voice as a victim and “Living in Fear” was nearly silenced by false and weak legal actions, but when I finally did release it,  I did so of necessity to protect myself from their ongoing very serious and defamatory attacks…and that only happened many months after a leaked version of the film was released by the other victim in our love story. At that time, “Living in Fear” had about 12 views. Today the film has sped past the 3000 views mark and has resulted in a thorough exposure and ongoing dialogue concerning Jessica and Diego’s alleged crimes. I am far from alone in my dislike for these rascals as you can discover in the opinions of others scattered about the web. ATTN: Jessica, to quote one of my favorite lines from a movie starring a much better known cult member named Tom Cruise; “Remember…..you wanted this.” (Jessica has had ample opportunity to diplomatically resolve our situation and I have a well established personal reputation as a peace seeker… For some reason that just doesn’t work for Jessica’s narrative at this moment.) Let’s face it, especially  under the circumstances, I’ve probably been a little bit too nice. Keep in mind, I’m still doing my best to protect the other victim- and not everyone is appreciative of the unconditional love and forgiveness I’ve been oozing about the internet. People wonder how long I will keep excusing her actions and protecting her identity. Some days I wonder too. Let’s get started. First of all, I stand by my statement that the EOF project is a sham, and at a moral and academic level far worse. They have recently scrambled to evolve from their past failure in Bali (and admittedly harmful failure according to Jessica Schab), and are currently embarking on a new and more spectacular failure in Portugal. The EOF project is simply an attempt to rebrand Jessica and Diego’s business of “how can I make my clients emotionally dependent and keep them buying my expensive subscriptions to further nonsense”. Nothing new, right? When they previously introduced themselves as a convenience couple … Continue reading

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