YES vs Protocol, policy

Pope Francis yes

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Midpen

Protocol Policy

I’m right and I control the Mountain View police force,

your wrong, shut up, go away,

YOUR EVICTED

Midpen has spent $tens of thousand of dollars to target, harass, intimidate, denigrate and declare Thomas Shepard crazy, through its employees, the Mountain View police force, Onyx security and its outside legal counsel so as to show the presiding judge at the eviction hearing I should be evicted.

I’m right you’re wrong shut up go away. We will denigrate and evict anyone who gets in the way of our mandate to mint money into our individual bank accounts with public moneys. Even though it is immoral, and unethical, our lawyers and the system tells us it is legal. Through creative accounting, just like Enron, we hide the salaries of a plethora of our employees who make over $100,000. However on our 501c3 tax return we only show 5 individuals.

We are public servants serving ourselves.

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Matthew O. Franklin

President

Richard S. Chapura

Vice President, Human Resources

Jan M. Lindenthal

Vice President, Real Estate Development

Debra Weber Sobeck

Vice President, Property Management

Dariush Kayhan

Vice President, Resident Services

Arthur Fatum

Chief Financial Officer

and please don’t forget the Board of Directors who undoubtedly also get outsized compensation and insider rewards as Matthew Franklin’s handpicked rubber-stamping yes people.

Mark Battey – Board Chair     Managing Director

Miramar Environmental, Inc.

Beth Bartlett – Vice-Chairperson

Partner

Bartlett Ventures

Paul Staley – Vice-Chairperson

Independent Real Estate Consultant & Developer

Monique Moyer – Treasurer

Executive Director

Port of San Francisco

Daniel Seubert – Secretary     dan@sffwlaw.com

Attorney

Heffernan Seubert & French LLP

Julia Baigent – Director

Attorney

Law Office of Julia M. Baigent

Gina Diaz – Director

LMS North America – Enterprise, Channel & ULA Accounts

Oracle USA

Erik Doyle – Director

Managing Director, Capital Markets

Jones Lang LaSalle

Terry Freeman – Treasurer

President

Terry Freeman & Associates, LLC

Koonal Gandhi – Director

Chief Investment Officer

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kim Le – Director

Founder & CEO

A2Q2

Richard Slaton – Director

Senior Project Manager

Zcon Builders

Susan Smartt – Director

Executive Vice President

Related California

Holly Vocal – Director

Vice President

De La Rosa & Co. Investment Bankers

Vanessa Cooper     realestate@hacsc.org

Housing Authority

International Fame and Fortune, aka Follow the Money

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The following individuals have been most responsible for targeting harassing and general racism toward myself just because I would like to live in peace and harmony in Mountain View California. It is so bizarre to state the following: They have created a climate that can only be described as Nazi.

Hitler’s original premise was for God and the Fatherland. He wanted to expand to feed his people. He thought he needed more land. The Scientist Jews, around the world often the smartest people in the room, said No, you can use science to increase production to feed the people. Thus began the persecution and the slaughter.

I have interrupted the Midpen Greed machine. There is a lot of money sloshing around Foster City and they want it to continue. They will fight to the death.

Through this blog, the following people have become known in the United States, France, Venezuela, Canada, and gulp Germany.

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Evelyn Catalan996721_10200834025285413_76538937_n,

See Take Out at the top of the picture, just like the Midpen personal ATM machine.

Evelyn’s reign of error solely promoted and never demoted Catholic Latino and Spaniards. Despite constant criticism she kept Major League Andy right until he retired. His last 4 months he worked with just one hand yet he received full pay.

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Debra Weber Sobeck,

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Debra Sobeck oversaw the failure and  bankruptcy of Evans which then transitioned to EPMINow at Midpen, EPMI  people who followed her, are the first to be promoted.

Lance Smith

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At our community meeting 2 days ago, Lance said in effect, there is no free speech. We could not video record because he was afraid of Sunlight as a disinfectant. Midpen and Lance use policy and protocol almost every other word instead of saying something. People in the audience were free to meet with Midpen people afterwards as long as no one else was with them except 4 Midpen people soas to verify any lie that Midpen wants to create.

Matthew O. “Matt” Franklin

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Matt memorized Dr. Frank Luntz, Words That Work. Midpen total jargon is all talking points and nothing else. The workers engage in political theatre, go to endless meetings and almost nothing ever gets down. Everyone is a cog in the wheel and never allowed to express anything but company policy. 

In a 2009 interview when asked about his toughest business decision, he couldn’t remember any. Instead he had to sing the praises for Billionaire Robert Rubin. Matt and Bobby were in the Clinton administration together. Clinton and Rubin presided over the elimination of Glass–Steagall Act enacted after the Great Depression to prevent US banks from playing with tax payer money. Robert Rubin and Bill Clinton are 2 people most responsible for our last Great Recession when the banks could again gamble with taxpayer money. 

Ted Rodgers,

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This is his real flag.

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Greed flag $242,020.

It is no secret that every policeman in the United States has almost carte blanc impunity from everything save sexual perversion. Which just happened yesterday in Redwood city.

In New Orleans, during Katrina police shot people like animals because they were looking for food and water.

A Cleveland police officer who stood on the hood of a car and fired his gun 49 times through the windshield at two unarmed passengers was on Saturday found not guilty on two counts of voluntary manslaughter.

On 9/16/2015, Ted Rodgers was overheard talking to Lance Smith about how to declare me insane and get me institutionalized.

When I look back on this post I won’t believe I wrote this because, well then again Greed has no bounds and I’m so thankful I am poor. 

Embracing gayness, failure and termites

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Gay at the Fountains

One of my neighbors at the Fountains is proudly Gay. When he was in junior high they hung him in effigy at his school in Kansas. He’s had severe  depression every since along with constant therapy, constant anxiety drugs et cetera. One of the Fountains supposedly Services employees denigrated his name last year. He cried for several days. I included this event in an email to Kim Wolcott. I demanded that Sevices Beverly Johnson be terminated for that behavior. Kim replied that inflammatory language of this kind would not be tolerated. Beverly was terminated the following month because of her institutionalized laziness.

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Failure

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I have spoken of failure before as in my first blog post August fifth 2015.

Repeating one line from that post: “Since I live in Silicon Valley where failure is embraced, it is not necessarily a bad word unless left unmeasured &/or no learning in the process.”

My life has been a failure. A total failure. In the beginning I was bulletproof, I could kick some ass whenever I wanted to not physically but symbolically metaphorically spiritually psychologically, with my big judgmental mouth. A few months ago I woke up in Eugene Oregon and everything changed and I realized that connection with people was most important. I began to share my vulnerability with people I was close to, however in larger audiences sharing that vulnerability is rather over sharing and that’s bad too. That’s what we do on Facebook where we often over share. If you show your vulnerability to someone thats important to you its something like this: you say I’m not good enough I’m not pretty enough I’m not strong enough I’m not rich enough or your psychological problems, your depression, your cancer, your impotence, you get the idea. Vulnerability equals courage. It takes courage to tell a loved one about your vulnerability.

Silicon Valley embraces failure. Failure is good as long as it’s measured and you make adjustments, changes  and pivots to then learn from failure and try to turn it around to success.

As a manager, failure is how you learn to manage. When you fail you say to yourself: that didn’t work lets tweak it change it so as to realize a better outcome. You cannot learn how to manage from a textbook. Sure you can learn principals refinements ideas et cetera. You can bounce your successes and failures off of others especially a mentor. You have to learn by doing and that means experimenting failing turning it around.

So how does Midpen, the Fountains manage? They use protocol. Protocol says if a situation happens then B is the solution. As a Midpen manager you don’t have to think because all the answers are inside of protocol. Protocol may be essential in war, in a police hostage situation, but when dealing with people one size fits all means dehumanization. Protocol also means that solutions arrived at 10 years ago are used in present-day situations. As we know technology modernity a cultural melting pot and so forth can make any decision obsolete in a year or a month or a day. Rules are important but as important are the exceptions so that those that are most at risk are treated with humanity.

Also because of technology, modernity and cultural melting pot invariably the majority of situations presented fall outside of protocol.

So what does Midpen do when situations fall outside of protocol. It is so absurd I can hardly say it. They say if you want something we can’t give it to you because then someone else would want something. They base this on fair housing. It’s the most convoluted absurd lunatic fringe logic you ever hear in your life.

But here’s the reality as taught to us by Dan Ariely who teaches psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University. Organizations that don’t tolerate failure not only stop their employees from learning from their mistakes but also create a risk ad verse culture that fears trying anything new. A related problem is that organizations generally reward employees based on the outcomes of their decisions not on the quality of their decisions. We hope good decisions lead to good outcomes but that relies on probabilities. As an example if a seafood restaurant manager builds five new branches along the gulf Coast six months before the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill that would lose money big-time. The manager would be sacked for bad decisions despite meticulous data driven analysis. Unfortunately most of time we just reward good outcomes and thus fire the wrong people.

The Takeaway at Midpen is this: they strictly follow protocol, and since most things fall outside of protocol they don’t do anything because if there is a bad outcome they will be demoted or fired.

That’s why Midpen the Fountains beat the crap out of Richard Haro twice because he was always in the arena with special projects which weren’t always 100% popular with the residents. So if one resident complained to the manager he was called into the home office demoted ostracized criticized demonized. However Richard also has 2 unfair advantages (tongue in cheek). He’s both charismatic and loves to interact with people and people love to interact with him. This in itself also pissed off many fellow employees who were jealous and retaliated.

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Termites

I thoroughly enjoy the construction process. I have participated in 30 to 40 termite inspections actually probably a lot more. Most realtors sit back and don’t observe. I love to see what they look like what their pellets look like. I would help the inspector with his ladder or her ladder see how the probing went often with the ski pole which had a sharp end to probe into the corners where inspectors knew they might be. That way the inspector got finished quicker and I could ask questions along the way and they did not mind because I was helping.

I transferred to a new apartment in 2012 and made this blog post. I started looking around the apartment complex and realized that termites were everywhere. Just for starters I noticed over 200 lineal feet of soil touching the siding and or wood structural members. When adding the patio fences which connect soil to the fence to the building, its over 500 lineal feet.

The proper distance between soil grade and siding is at least 6″ but best practices is 12″

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Above I mention best practices. This is it below. Sheet metal buried 2 feet below soil line.

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Bruce Bracket who was Facilities Manager during the Colossal Security Breach 1/29/2014, was recently promoted to Development, has a background in commercial facilities real estate.

Commercial facilities means steel framed structures, stone, masonry, concrete, etc. It’s very dog eat dog, contracts, and the tenant does all the work and improvement.

Residential housing for Midpen involves mostly stick framed building, immense people skills and problems, thus a totally different mindset than commercial.

Midpen is famous for hiring people who don’t have the proper background and skills.

For 6 months a supposed dry rot repair has taken place on this property. Dry rot and termited wood has been removed with a huge amount of termited wood left in place and or just covered. No remediation of the termites has even taken place albeit maybe 3 tiny isolated places with a company that no one uses for termite remediation.

Takeaway. Termites like cozy. They like a warm area. East, West and South are most at risk, especially West and South.

Earthquake takeaway. When the next Big one or little one, the internal stick of this stick frame building and all other Midpen stick frame buildings will be weakened by the termites and more people will die.

Ironically two of the areas of the property most at risk are the Community and Services Managers offices. Retribution: evil given for evil done.

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Security Service hired to scare Residents

A security service was hired approximately 7 days ago to legitimatize my eviction. Myself a threat to everyone called an UnfortunateEvent

The security guards think this is a joke since anyone can walk the property at night and the most dangerous thing that might happen is that someone might open an unlocked door and make a coffee latte. Or be awoken by someone snoring loudly in the parking lot with all their windows down.

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This flyer 9.15.15OnyxCoMtg was posted yesterday on all doors to announce a supposed resident meeting this week.

Then a clown flyer MattdreamingBobby was posted about the same time.

Send in the clowns. Perhaps if Frank Sinatra were still alive Matt could have Frank record it for boyfriend Robert Rubin.

House of Cards about to Fall

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Matt et all

The people with email addresses below have received an email invitation. Please see them for details. Please give me a headcount by Friday noon so I can reserve a larger facility if it is available. This room will hold 14 max but with standing maybe 30.

The purpose of the 20 minute talk will be to expose the following:

  1. Midpen is a souless company
  2. You will lose Hernandez vs Midpen lawsuit because a mountain of new information has been found
  3. You have breached your fiduciary responsibility to 14,000+ residents
  4. When a contractor is on your site they invariably  are at risk of OSHA  violations and you indirectly
  5. When a contractor is on site, they always try to shirk their permit requirements.
  6. When a contractor is on the site they become the de facto manager of the property.
  7. When a contractor is on  site no one at Midpen looks, they’re not even interested, they don’t have the least bit curiosity.
  8. When a contractor does work on site, you use a inspecteur to sanitize the work just like the mortgage industry used the rating companies to sanitize junk paper. That means any faulty work the inspector misses never gets found and its massive.
  9. You’re obsessive use of protocol equates to a manager never learning how to manage because we learn how to manage by making mistakes. It’s the heart of Silicon Valley, but what is most necessary is the measurement and correction when you fail. You never measure anything when you fail.
  10. You have a huge termite problem on all your older properties
  11. Your people are institutionalize laziness from the bottom to the very top
  12. You have so convoluted fair housing that if a resident wants something done you do not because someone else might want something done.
  13. You’re people categorically use intimidation harassment and continual abuse of power and its evil consequences.
  14. The same disdain which you treat residents you also treat your employees.
  15. You hire decent people and corrupt them with your values. It is common for property offices to be closed more often than they’re open. It is common for your people to break the rules more often then the residents. Those same people have complete impunity. Out of 50 to 70 Midpen employees I’ve had contact with, I found two nice people. I  found one hard worker who has been beat to shit twice because he worked too hard.
  16. This list is just the beginning. It goes on and on and on and on.

Matthew O.Franklin     mfranklin@midpen-housing.org

Arthur Fatum     aFatum@midpen-housing.org

Richard S. Chapura     rChapura@midpen-housing.org

Dariush Kayhan     dKayhan@midpen-housing.org

Jan M. Lindenthal     jLindenthal@midpen-housing.org

Mark Battey – Board Chair     Managing Director

Miramar Environmental, Inc.

Beth Bartlett – Vice-Chairperson

Partner

Bartlett Ventures

Paul Staley – Vice-Chairperson

Independent Real Estate Consultant & Developer

Monique Moyer – Treasurer

Executive Director

Port of San Francisco

Daniel Seubert – Secretary     dan@sffwlaw.com

Attorney

Heffernan Seubert & French LLP

Julia Baigent – Director

Attorney

Law Office of Julia M. Baigent

Gina Diaz – Director

LMS North America – Enterprise, Channel & ULA Accounts

Oracle USA

Erik Doyle – Director

Managing Director, Capital Markets

Jones Lang LaSalle

Terry Freeman – Treasurer

President

Terry Freeman & Associates, LLC

Koonal Gandhi – Director

Chief Investment Officer

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kim Le – Director

Founder & CEO

A2Q2

Richard Slaton – Director

Senior Project Manager

Zcon Builders

Susan Smartt – Director

Executive Vice President

Related California

Holly Vocal – Director

Vice President

De La Rosa & Co. Investment Bankers

Vanessa Cooper     realestate@hacsc.org

Housing Authority

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Peace of mind

The needle has finally moved. Midpen has finally admitted failureAdmitting Failure

There is no victory for me, just a bit of peace of mind. The journey is the reward.

I am appalled at our local and national.government.  The same goes to police everywhere. When the Mountain View swat team comes into Pete’s coffee Mountain View California I am scared for our country. Silicon Valley is now moving so fast that every young person walking to school is at risk from a speeding car and the swat team should be disbanded. Instead they should be guarding the sidewalks and crosswalks for the young instead of scaring the shit out of me and killing anything that moved on the bridge at Katrina.

I have been engaged in a civil disobedience effort, along with others, to effect a exponential change at the Fountains and Midpen. We call ourselves the

Tribe of Zane. It’s not the best branding but it’s all about heart.

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My last blog post spoke of my many heroes and now I have them in Mountain View California Government and police force.

Mountain view California Health and safety inspector, Jim Peterson, was instrumental in citing Gallaher construction for their continuing egregious disregard for the health and safety of Fountain residents. I first met Jim Peterson August 26 2015 approximately 8 AM at his Mountain View CA office, and within two hours he arrived at our property issuing a work stoppage to prevent cowboy construction. On that same day, learning he was from Santa Cruz, I tried to bribe him with a jar of Santa Cruz honey which he flat out refused for the obvious reasons.

My civil disobedience made me well-known with the Mountain View Police Department. I hope to replace the picture below with a better picture. This team of officers came to my door on two occasions. On first occasion the gentleman handled the situation. On the second occasion his extraordinary partner.  They were so full of humanity and compassion it blew my mind. There was never a display of power. I did receive lectures about keeping out of peoples faces. And keeping out of people’s faces is a necessary life lesson.

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Help, I need somebody

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Help, not just anybody
Help, you know I need someone, help

If you’ve only read bits and pieces of this blog started on August 5, 2015 the result may be the following

  1. Gallagher construction has made a series of stupid and egregious errors., including three permit violations two of which directly endangered the health and welfare of the residents. They are the de facto managers now and continually harass intimidate this blog author.
  2. The Fountain Apartments save one employee are so institutionalized laziness, they are ignorant and dumb. They are decent people but their laziness begets the ignorant and dumb.
  3. Fountains is not a one-off. It is perfectly representative of all Mid-pen Housing properties even if the property happens to be shining brand-new.
  4. Mid-pen Housing is Fountains apartments parent company overseeing 14,000 residents, 100+ properties.
  5. Mid-pen Housing, because of ignorance and dumbness, does not follow any tried and true property management principles. They make it up and it is sandbox mentality.
  6. There are more than several people on the Fountain property who have various medical problems and need help, Mid-pen Housing
    just doesn’t give a flying F.
  7. Mid-pen is strictly a political animal, instead of property management principles you get  political theater, dog and pony shows, Kabuki theater; if you want something done to someone in need, they might call the police on you. The Latino manager called the police yesterday on me because I was trying to help a Latino resident who is at risk.

The secret sauce of Silicon Valley is everyone shares information. Everyone shares how to do how to negotiate, best practices, how to everything: in coffee shops at cocktail parties and especially on the Internet. I could list tens of thousands of blogs events demos classes free classes free free free free free free free to sharing, but I list just 2 as an example.   How to start a startup an online class so phenomenal you can start a business just from watching this class. Four hour work week where you learn from peak performers all at the top of  their game how to do almost anything you want to do and their best practices and rituals they use to succeed.

I’m now reaching out to my heroes on the Internet almost all of whom have never heard of me but don’t have to because many of them are so generous, again the secret sauce of Silicon Valley, everyone shares everything. So Reaching out to the following people blogs companies podcasts. Living or not.

How can I make this blog viral so as to effect a change? Help you know I need someone help.

My heroes in no particular order:

@photomatt @tferriss @PeterDiamandis @Scobleizer

@SebastianThrun @pahlkadot @GoogleVentures @lessig 

@cshirky;  @pmarca @ianbremmer @elonmusk @davemcclure 

@bjfogg  @danariely @DanielPink @ArthurLevitt @EdwardTufte 

 @Gimletmedia @peterthiel @LPagehpttt @sherylsandberg 

@balajis  @stewart @psaffo @jack@TEDchris @timoreilly

 @reidhoffman   @BreneBrown @naval @kevin2kelly @TaraBrach 

@avantgame   @PeterDiamandis @photomatt @tferriss 

@chefsamkass @bryan_johnson @GoogleXProject @noahkagan

 @photomatt@abexlumberg @rolfpotts @freakonomics @RyanHoliday 

@democracynow @iraglass @startupschool @planetmoney 

@EconTalke @a16z @AoDespai @RigobertMenchu @sama @paulg 

@ycombinator @tim_cook @SirKenRobinson @avantgame 

@kellymcgonigal @M_Heffernan @PhilZimbardo @LaszloBock2718 

@GuyKawasaki @amyjccuddy

I’m also compelled to site a book as my hero: Work Rules!
And a hero Stanford class: Mindfullness-Based Stress Reduction taught by hero Patty Mclucas