Free Will Haven; Targeting Free Intentional Community for Stalking Victims
When I created the Free Will Society to aid stalking victims, one of the lofty goals was to eventually build some form of Safe Haven community for them. That dream now seems on the threshold of coming to pass. The result is Free Will Haven. iWhere can a targeted individual get help? Free Will Haven; Targeting Free Intentional Community for Stalking Victims by H. Michael Sweeney proparanoid.wordpress.com proparanoidpress.com proparanoid.net copyright © 2017, all rights reserved. Permission to repost hereby granted provided entire post with all links in tact, including this notice and byline, are included. Please comment any such repost to original posting. What is Free Will Haven?
Free Will Haven?
MAJOR UPDATE/REWRITE: Aug. 2017. It’s been three years now since we formed the Free Will Society with the intention to establish a low-cost, self-sustaining, targeting-free intentional community (Free Will Haven) for stalking victims who can’t get a fair shake at life in populated areas. A lot has transpired, some of it really good, some of it bad, and now, it looks like we are ready to ramp things up a bit. So I thought this page should be rewritten, and perhaps, be simplified. Very little of the original post remains, or remains unchanged, and I have added rather a lot about the Beta site which was established and our plans for an even better location. Over 2,500 victim days targeting free! Compare that to over 12,000 stalking victims I’ve had contact with over some 25 years where almost every victim says they can’t get even a few days respite, if not for the stalking, then the fear of it.
Intentional Community? Beta site has been undertaken
Wikipedia’s definition for Intentional Communities is a full paragraph long. Simplified, it is a community planned from the start to cater to specific persons of like (interests, beliefs, goals, needs, etc.), typically favoring alternative lifestyles which foster those goals. You can learn more about such communities at sites like tedxblackrockcity.com (informative video), ic.org (a kind of ‘superstore’ of centralized info on topic), dba Fellowship for Intentional Communities (Facebook page). The Free Will Society is now a Member organization of the FIC, which gives us access to a mountain of informational resources and other aid not previously enjoyed. Much of this is now available and useful to FWS Members as result.
In Free Will Haven’s case, our goals are ecological and consumptive sustainability (not to be confused with the New World Order’s use of ‘sustanability’ when pushing Codex Alimentarius, Agenda 21, GMO foods, Genetic Engineering, Global Warming, Carbon Tax/Credits/Currency, etc.); survivability (in this case, against all forms of surveillance, stalking or targeting of individuals in any manner), and financial and spiritual wellbeing (the unchecked pursuit of happiness through exercise of God’s gift of Free Will). Defensive survivability lays at the heart of the plan, and is based on the many books and online consultancy I have made available as a privacy/security expert to targeted persons for more than 25 years as The Professional Paranoid, the title of my first book.
Low cost is addressed primarily by focusing on portable tiny homes, or RV vehicles for short-to-long-term housing, and communal style co-op sharing of centralized services and site-produced foods and resources. Cottage industry will be encouraged to augment personal incomes, and/or like projects for the collective. It is the goal to allow one to live a decent and enjoyable life-style for less than $500 a month, total outlay (I’m managing on $400), that figure based on purchasing of food and supplies from outside sources. Once self sufficient, costs would decrease accordingly.
I think of FWH as a bit more flexible than a community. I see it as also acting as a short-term hospice for those seeking temporary shelter and healing from their ordeal, and in some cases, a school of defensive arts, and even self-replicating factory. Residents can stay as long as they like. Once fully rested and obtaining stability in their lives through being targeting free for a sufficient period, they might wish to return to society, perhaps under a new identity (we can help with that), or, perhaps, having learned what it takes to establish and operate such a community… go out and create another one, somewhere else. We would like to see several of them nation-wide, and even internationally.What makes Free Will Haven an intentional community?
Tiny homes and RV life style?
A tiny home generally references any small living space intended to be extremely practical and economical, though minimalist in nature. As a rule, this commonly means either a starter home for a young couple or single individual, or a retirement home for someone without a family, as a tiny home cannot have many rooms dedicated for family functions and individual compartmentalization.
The original tiny home movement included exotic efforts with costs of $1M or more not uncommon; ultra modern, hi-tech, and with prestige designer labels attached. The grass roots version, on the other hand, has gone wild finding ways to do as well with less, with costs ranging from well under $10K to perhaps an average of about $40K for the higher end; about what one might put down on a conventional home mortgage. This has resulted in an almost unlimited array of possible home design types and, as result, flexibility in meeting individual needs and tastes, like these as found at pinterest.
You can have tree houses, container homes (check these out), domed homes, spray cement (free-form shape) and similar homes (check this video out, and this), underground homes, and more, including homes that simply look like a normal home but scaled down… some of which are on wheels. That brings us to the fact that a motor home, RV vehicle, trailer, or even a manufactured home also qualifies. All of these are on the drawing board/table at Free Will Haven.
The ones we favor most are the ones you can order pre built and delivered to the site (look at these, and you can even get an ‘Ikea’ home complete with furnishings), or the ones you simply buy plans or kits for and then build yourself (like these). Or, they can be ad-hoc, and built from whatever you can cheaply get your hands on. Google any of these home types for endless solutions to choose from, and when it comes time to actually consider residency options, we will work with you to fine tune or better the ideas you favor.
I have established a special page chock-full of information about the ins and outs, pros and cons of the almost endless options available in choosing an RV type or style of Tiny Home. It also addresses the lifestyle, itself. RV solutions provide a quick and dirty ‘home’, completely self-contained with everything needed including their own backup generators. Tiny homes tend to be minus some aspects, such as bathrooms, but can include them; its up to the individual. They can end up being more roomy and comfortable than an RV, and seem more ‘homey.’
The Free Will Haven concept encourages use of an RV upon arrival, and the construction/installation of a tiny home (many of which can be portable and towed like a trailer). If electing a tiny home, any RV in hand can then be sold or rented to someone who does not have one, sold for long term, rented for short term. The same can be said for the Tiny Homes should a resident choose to relocate and not take the home with them. There is no reason anyone should feel that becoming a resident has no exit options. Quite the contrary. It increases options.
Beta site effort proves viability
The original Beta effort has resulted in the purchase and operation of a rather off-grid beta site by one of our founding members using their own money. It operated for about two years serving two TIs using most of the basic plan established by the Free Will Society. For whatever reason, the owner/operator of the site elected to abandon reliance upon and participation with FWS, though we had provided money to help pay for installation of electrical power to the site. There are clues it involved personal matters as well as relationship issues.
While there is some mystery as to why a refusal to engage in dialog, it is clear the Beta site was successful in terms of the key-most goals; survivability targeting-free. We are grateful for their effort. The Beta site failed only because of eviction for contract violations of some sort, presumably through miscalculation by the owner/operator in absence of help from the FWS. Due diligence is always upon the purchaser, who was at a disadvantage in many ways in terms of ability to do so. It is a regrettable outcome.
Meanwhile, I myself have been living as a homeless person in a motor home. I have essentially established a semi Beta site of my own where I was the only resident, also in a deeply rural environment. Between my experience and the actual beta site, there has been a total of more than 2500 targeting-free days. It has been a joy for me, and the Beta site operator has come forward publicly to express positive views towards the experience and an intention to attempt yet another effort. In that effort, the operator has affiliated with a new core group with a troubled past with respect to credibility and honesty, and we wish them all better luck.
The concept is proven. 2500 stalking free days!
Now it is time to move forward more earnestly, and do it right, this time.What is a tiny home like in Free Will Haven?
The future: location and logistics?
The original beta site (image) was less roughly 1 acre in size, and rather a long, narrow unimproved property at a high altitude in a colder part of Oregon with a dry clime (annual high of less than 60 degrees). It had no water but was near to a river with drinkable water and fish, and she had a water filtration system. It would support a well at shallow drill depth. It had no power but as it fronted a main highway for the area, it did not cost much to install power. It would support raising crops, and was established with an Airstream trailer (very nice) and several other towable items, and self-assembled Quonset-like structures for storage and greenhouse function. It is not known if a second RV was brought in for the second resident; the Airstream is thought to sleep up to four persons in two different accommodations. Still, it is not a terrible site, actually fairly decent given it was purchased sight unseen and based on a limited budget.
This site was not chosen with the help from or according to the ideal guidelines established by Free Will Haven. Since the purchase was made with the operator’s money and in consideration of their small income, that exercise of control was perhaps expected. The basic-most needs were considered to the extent possible. But While there was some good visual separation between the site and neighbor structures by trees, it was not as private as FWS would prefer. There are two neighbors within about 600 feet of the property (less than a city block). The nearness of a main highway, though also buffered with a lot of trees, is also not a perfect situation. I do like the fact that the rear of area (not shown) is backed with a high bluff which is uninhabitable, and provides security.
We can and should do better. Recently, my Publisher bought some property at auction and invited me to live there rent free. While it turned out not to be possible due to dense forestation requiring expensive work just to get onto the property with a motor home, the method of acquisition was unrealized in previous review of potential sites. Things are looking up.
Compare the the Beta site to this 20 Acre property which represents the ultimate site for meeting goals established for Free Will Haven. The road is a gravel road established for timber harvest and is seldom used by anyone but hunters — residents could hunt on the property if desired! It dead ends at the property, which is a flatland at the top of a hill, and continues into the property as shown for easy access.
It has multiple developable locations and area for growing crops without the need to fell trees. There is NO ONE for miles in any direction. These are the kinds of features preferred in the actual site. Depending on many factors, a really good site could be as small as perhaps 5 acres and still prove satisfactory. Geographic features such a hill can negate concerns about privacy as relate to adjacent properties. There are many such opportunities; cliff faces or steep terrain, rivers, national forests, etc., can all be allies.
This particular location is very inexpensive to purchase despite the larger acreage, simply because there is zero access to commercial power at any cost. That lets it out of consideration, as neither solar nor wind power enjoys economy of scale in the levels required to support a comfortable life style for a given individual, much less a collective. It would take approximately $9,000 per living space for solar, for instance — without a battery system to cover nighttime use (another $4,000). Figures are based on the same power level as the generator output in a typical Motor Home. If one had a few hundred thousand to tie up into an off-grid house, that would be a small bit of the budget. But that’s not your typical stalking victim. I’ll mention here that the weather is much nicer at this location, too, withs highs in the 80s.
The all important factor in any land acquisition, of course, is cost, including what it will take to occupy it successfully. As it happens, there are properties which fit these kinds of requirements which are available at a price I can afford. Sort of. The trick is finding them where the owner will finance with ‘ez credit terms,’ which, fortunately, is not unheard of. I have to be able to handle the monthly payment out of my pitiful social security payments, and have a low enough down payment that I still have money to pay for bringing in power and a water storage system, and a few other items such as a storage shed, and a freezer (a Motor Home typically holds about four days worth of frozen foods).
Alternately… should the Society obtain a large donation or one of our members win the lottery (I buy tickets), I’ve found marvelous properties in Missouri which offer as much as 160 acres fully developed as a farm or ranch capable of producing an income suitable to cover mortgage… for less money than it would cost to buy a house in most big cities. Many of these have rivers, lakes, or ponds and wooded areas full of all manner of wildlife, such as Wild Turkey, Geese, Ducks, Deer, Boar. This allows hunting and fishing right on the property, many of which have hunter’s cabins or blinds in place. But I’m not waiting for $300-500K donations.
I’m scouring land listings for something I can buy NOW. And, I will be starting a new gofundme for anyone willing to help, and/or wishing to participate, perhaps, as resident.
Participation: Membership and Residency
Anyone and everyone is requested to join the Free Will Society, stalking target or no, to support the Free Will Haven project (and other projects planned in the future). Annual membership is $25, currently payable by PayPal to proparanoidgroup at gmail com, adding comment to that effect in the message it requests in the process. Membership gives one access to more detailed information, including the history thus far of the project in detail, and an opportunity to participate in and contribute to the ongoing dialog and direction of the effort. It also gains access to dozens of resource materials from our membership in the Fellowship for Intentional Communities.
One must be a Member to apply for residency. There is a separate $25 fee to cover the application process, which is required to insure that all residents will be able to benefit without social incompatibilities. It is unfortunately true that there exist people who claim to be stalking victims who are not, for instance. While one can join and apply simultaneously, I advise against. Membership will provide access to a flood of information and direct contact with other members, and could conceivably end up changing a person’s mind about residency. One should be fully informed before deciding.
The application process further educates the applicant toward decisions about if, when, and how to undertake the actual move. It analyzes the applicant’s ability to actually undertake the venture with a reasonable expectation of happy success, fully informing them of what to expect in the way of possible downfall, all based on their precise personal situation. A checklist of things to consider and steps to be taken is reviewed in great detail, critical in determining the true cost of ‘move in.’ Once approved, they need not act immediately, and can work through the checklist at their own pace, as may be dictated by anything from costs to family affairs in need of tending.
In the Rearview Mirror: When You Think You’re Followed
Posted by Author H. Michael Sweeney
How to know, what to do about it
by H. Michael Sweeney
This is an updated summary review of information (not excerpted) from my book, The Professional Paranoid: How to Fight Back When Investigated, Stalked, Targeted, or Harassed by Any Agency, Organization, or Individual (available in ebook, CDR, and hard copy)
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Now it’s proparanoid.net (click)
This post is a companion to a post on cell phone security made just hours earlier. Unless you want me to repeat that introduction, you should quick like a bunny hop over to and read it, first, as it sets the stage. I’ll wait right here…
Good. Now that we are on the same page, it seems pretty clear that if a person is being monitored in their phone calls, then there is a good chance they are under what’s called a full surveillance net. That means that in addition to your phones, everything from your mail and computer communications, and your travels away from home, not to mention everything you do in your home, including sex, are likely being monitored.
Only a Police State is paranoid enough to watch people like that… and perhaps voyeurs. One could argue then, I suppose, that sexually repressed people tend to be the ones who apply for and take these kinds of jobs with the intelligence agencies. Take a look at CIA spooks David Ferrie and Clay Shaw of JFK assassination fame, for instance. That may be why TSA has so many perverts groping people. I don’t know. Sorry, couldn’t resist.
Methods of being followed
Cover of Enemy of the State
Watch the Will Smith/Gene Hackman movie, Enemy of the State, and you quickly learn there are all kinds of ways: satellite surveillance, tracking devices, helicopters, cars, on foot, and even by microphone relay and telephone calls (where we left off). Now, with all that sophistication comes an associated cost factor, which tends to favor use of low tech except for the greatest of national security risks or fears. So you, as mere ‘suspect’ in some government imagined conspiracy to blow up your underware because you think for yourself and talk openly in an attempt to get others to use their minds, are more likely to be followed by car or tracking device than the more exotic means available.
Funny thing about tracking devices, though, is there is almost always a car following that signal. You won’t see it, but it’s almost certainly there. The purpose of the device CAN be simply to make and keep a record of your travels for later consideration, but usually, they prefer to be close enough at hand so that once you stop at a location, they can show up and see WHY you stopped… since the satellite isn’t going to be watching for them. So for my purposes, it’s the same as being followed by car.
The only difference is, you won’t see them in the rearview, but like the folks you do find there repeatedly, you will see them at destination if you are alert and can find a good observation post you can use with some useful patience. I’ve even found them there waiting for me. That was a fun story, just part of a five year running war with the paranoids, but I’ll save it for another time, perhaps. But other than them showing up like that, we need another way to know for sure.
How to detect being followed
First, how NOT too, would be more in order. Don’t keep looking for it, and don’t assume a car you see with great frequency is a bad guy. You are by and large a creature of habit taking the same routes to get to any given repeat location at roughly repeat times of day. So is everyone else. So I don’t get nervous because a certain rusty Chevy is within a few cars of me several times a week. Actually, I don’t get nervous even if I do think them following me, because I don’t want it known that I know. So I don’t spend all my time looking up at the mirror. If you insist on that, get a rearview camera ‘so you don’t back up over some kids,’ and glance at that furiously.
Just be aware of cars around you all the time, with NORMAL use of mirrors and glances out windows. Don’t be looking like you are on the lookout. Trust your instincts, and if you ‘feel’ like you are being followed, you may just be. At such times, or when you THINK perhaps a given car is just a little too familiar (or a driver), find something about the vehicle or driver you can identify later, and make a mental note, or a verbal note to a VOX (voice activated) pocket recorder, or a written note to a memo pad, or even a photograph. Note time, place, and descriptor.
The descriptor is going to be whatever thing is easy to recall. It might be a dent or rust spot, an odd paint job, a bumper sticker, or, where nothing else works, the license plate. Now there is a trick to remembering plates (more correctly, making them memorable) that I like to use when part of the sequence is alphabetic. RTU 035 is the plate of a vehicle associated with a CIA operative (more correctly, a retired Marine Forward Observer hired to ‘observe’ me by CIA). I glanced at that plate and forever now can recall it by my memory trick.
Simply make up some nonsense acronym out of the alpha portion and repeat it to yourself a few times while looking at the vehicle, not the plate – you want to associate the plate with the color, make, model, etc., not some rectangular piece of metal that might be replaced at some point. So in my example, I said ‘Rat-Tailed U-boat 035, Rat-Tailed U-boat 035, Rat-Tailed U-boat 035.’ Done deal. Next vehicle, please.
You can do the same with drivers. I enjoyed making up names for them, too: Pug Face (looked like a boxer who didn’t retire soon enough); The Professor (very dignified); The Liddy Man (wore a Liddy mustache and similar hair line; The Cuban (you get the idea). You will often see these people in multiple vehicles over time. It really gets interesting when you see the same groups of people in the same cars others of the group had earlier driven. And above all else, the most important clue… when you see the same people or cars at differing parts of town on the same day… especially if in those groups. Been there, done that.
But I did also employ both audio and paper, and photographs, as situations allowed or required (such as when there is not a lot of time and the situation is fluid). At days end, I would compile these all into a database, and once a week, for those repeat offenders (that’s the important clue), I’d go down to the Department of Motor Vehicles and run the plates to see who owned them.
Can’t do that any more here in Oregon, they made it illegal. Most states won’t allow it unless you are law enforcement. No problem. Lots of friends and relatives in law enforcement. Don’t have any? Make it happen, but you need to become GOOD friends because to help, they risk getting into trouble. It’s very helpful if you are both politically incorrect, at least privately (cops don’t get very vocal about that in public, it tends to cause unemployment).
Benefits and reasons for detection
There are some serious reasons beyond merely confirming suspicions. Example: Amazing thing about the DMV reports was, for me, that more than half the plates were reported either as stolen, non existent, or blocked by law enforcement. Actually, they didn’t tell me the later part, they just said non existent. But all I had to do was lean a bit and read it for myself on their CRT screen. Point is, such reports give you a clue as to who is involved. If you don’t get a lot of stolen/non existing plates, then you are probably dealing with private investigators, corporate goons, or some kind of group of idiot citizens thinking themselves above the law. Else, its government of some kind.
In my book I go into a lot more depth with some intermediate steps designed to better identify your players, and to give yourself tactical advantages. In fact, overall, its one of the larger sections of the book, and its followed by whole sections on offensive and defensive actions that fit into any knowledge gained about who is involved. That’s because, when you know who, you know why, and when you know all that, you know their limitations and what to expect from them when you do X. You start to control events forcing them to react to you instead of you being a mere bug under an unseen microscope subject to their manipulations.
And, it talks about their manipulations, and how to deal with them. They will attempt manipulations, mostly to see your reactions as part of establishing a psychological profile (another reason for cameras in the bedroom, I suppose). So one trick I talk a lot about, is ACT, don’t REACT. Learn to control responses: consider if the situation might be observed and a reaction expected or hoped for, and then decide if you want to confuse their profile by acting differently, or not. Then ACT in the decided upon manner, forcing them to react to YOU (incorrectly react, at that).
The other tactic I discuss at length worth mentioning, here, is that sometimes it is valuable to deliberately blow their tail by letting them know you know they are there, and who they are. They have to report that to their superior and they and/or their vehicle need to be replaced. Very embarrassing and a great chuckle to be had by all. It should cause escalation of methods used to follow you to levels harder to detect, at least by the time you’ve blown two or three tails in a row. Ideally, you do not want to escalate to that point where you can no longer detect the next level, so you would stop using this ploy when you felt that point was near (for most people, that’s going to be the first level, so this will be a moot dialog).
But for others, it has great advantage, because the book tells you how to use that information to better determine just who is following you. For example, at one point I was able to determine it included bounty hunters working with Clackamas County Corrections, and was able to thereby identify the Corrections Officers involved, as well as eventually find the high Sheriff himself (some decades back, of course — the current Sheriff is not a known CIA in-place asset) was involved.
I happened to catch him unaware on video following me on foot near where I worked, and that allowed me to identify him from a coincidentally convenient interview conducted on TV that very week. Subsequently, I openly took pictures of him when he drove past me in a car with Federal plates (neat trick for a County guy, eh?). Never had much trouble with HIM after blowing his invisibility, and in point of fact, after filing a complaint, he ‘retired’ from his elected post. The bounty hunters relocated, too.
The escalation which followed (that was the purpose, recall)? They advanced to use of trucks and vehicles belonging to and driven by employees of an electrical contractor which was later identified as a CIA front operating under 17 names in four States. So that told me my problem was NOT with the Sheriff’s department, but a much bigger fish. The whole story came out well in the end, as I was able to gain enough proofs to force them to stop bothering me, and even to pay me for damages.
Those proofs included not just my own problems with them, but documenting their spying on local government and high tech industry here in the Silicon Forest… letting themselves in wee hours of the morning past high security locks, using flashlights, and presumably, collecting and replacing recorded tapes. It’s all in my book, as well as another book, Fatal Rebirth, which better explains their growing paranoia since 1947 and on into the future. Ever heard of the Unified Conspiracy Theory? Check it out.
Then you will know why I make them so paranoid. Seriously, though; email me if you are having these kinds of issue: proparanoid at century link net.
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