The machine is grinding us into food for the system. Fight the system. Fight the machine. It is not your friend. 
Sage Against The Machine.
Libertarian Humanist.
June 2, 2023
Boarding Up Our House

Yesterday we boarded up all the windows on our house that shelters homeless people. Today I will be finishing that work on boarding up the doors. I will also be signing a no trespassing document so the police can arrest anyone at the house from this point forward. In all the years I've done this […]

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May 28, 2023
This is what burning wire looks like.

Here’s what the smoke looks like when you burn wire. It’s dense, dark and smells like cancer. I took this picture just now. Our neighbors were yelling out their windows about the smoke. I was yelling about burning wire on my property. This is one of the reasons we are boarding up this house next […]

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May 10, 2023
Suzanne Thomas was found dead in a scrapyard in Canton April 26 2023.

Suzanne Thomas was found dead in a scrapyard in Canton April 26 2023. I've been meaning to talk about this for some time. But it's a bit of a difficult subject for me. Suzanne was a close friend of our homeless community. She lived at our tent village for quite some time. She also was […]

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May 8, 2023
5 People Have Already Moved Into This Church

We've been starting to clean out this church. It has sat completely empty for years. Random people come and go. But nothing really significant was happening there. Within a couple weeks of us working in the church we now have no less than 5 people living in this church. How could it go from having […]

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May 7, 2023
Jordan Neely, Homelessness and Mental Illness

I hope you have had a chance to read about Jordan Neely. He was the mentally ill, Black, homeless man that was choked to death on a New York subway by a blond Marine man. Every one of those details matter to the story. Race, mental illness, inner city, homelessness, gender. All these things matter. […]

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May 4, 2023
I React To Jordan Neely, a New York City Homeless Man, Being Choked To Death on the Subway

This is the original video:

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April 27, 2023
SATM Podcast 120: Insanity In Akron

Sage Against The Machine Podcast Episode 120 We are going to look at the forced mental health treatment courts in Akron Ohio.

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April 19, 2023
I respond to Trump's Homeless Relocation Plan

The main video was published here:

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April 12, 2023
Will You Play Well With Others?

I was out talking to voters yesterday and a woman asked me this question: “Will you play well with others?” That’s a really good question. It represents a deep understanding of who I am. I really appreciated the question. She is wondering if I will be able to work with other members of city council […]

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March 11, 2023

I was sitting inside my building yesterday when a homeless friend came to me and said there was a man with a gun who was extremely agitated at our house. I went to see what was going on. As I slowly walked towards the scene I watched as this man ranted and paced around aggressively […]

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March 8, 2023

This is a friend of mine passed out after taking a really good hit of fentanyl. The needle is still in her arm. In our circle we all know who this is. She’s embarrassed by this picture. But she didn’t tell me to take it down. That’s the one rule I’ve given myself. If a […]

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March 7, 2023
To Each Their Own

This is my friend Aubrey, with her dog Harley. She is pregnant, due in May, and lives in hiding in the woods hoping that the police and society don't find her and take all her belongings. Some of us are learning acceptance of others. Some of us aren't. All of us need to be better […]

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March 4, 2023
Why Do I Want To Put Myself Through This?

I read this article: Akron, Ohio, police condemn councilwoman's comment on Jayland Walker and my first thought was: "Why am I doing this to myself?" I could sell a couple assets and retire. I'm 51 years old and I could just move to an island or California or someplace where there is less racism and […]

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February 22, 2023
We Lost

For about 5 years now we have gone to every court possible asking for the permission to let me somehow help any homeless people that can't find their way into a shelter or a house. We have been denied at every turn. Our property rights litigation journey is now over. Consider it lost. Consider it […]

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February 20, 2023

If we are ever going to get one step closer to solving our societal problems we must acknowledge the complicated nature of reality. Let me tell you this week's story… A young woman from out of town ended up in our house that tries to help the most challenging homeless people. She said that she […]

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February 11, 2023
This is my friend Aubrey.

This is my friend Aubrey. She’s pregnant in a tent. I offered her a room in my house. She said no. People have told me a bunch of reasons why she won’t go. (Rules are definitely not one of them). But it doesn’t matter. She doesn’t want to go. That’s all that matters. Another friend […]

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February 8, 2023

This is the arm of an 80-year-old woman who had her purse stolen and was knocked to the ground in front of Gionino's Pizzeria in The Valley. The man who stole her purse ripped it so hard off her arm that it caused this injury. This shit infuriates me. Ever since I heard about this […]

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February 7, 2023
Drifting Away

If I had no family (I don't have any friends I meet up with and I have no real interest in finding any. I'm naturally an introvert with low grade depression) I'd just roll out. I'd get in my truck and head to the desert, I think. I'd take my tent, sleeping bag, Coleman stove, […]

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February 3, 2023
She Said No

Get this. I asked a friend of mine to come move into our house. She’s pregnant. I can’t stand watching pregnant women freeze. It is currently 14 degrees. She is in a tent with no heat. Someone has tarped it really nicely however. She said no. I have no rules. Like zero rules. As long […]

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January 31, 2023
Sully Got Housed!

This is my friend Sully. Sully just got housed through Community Support Services. He has lived outside off and on for the last 5 winters. He was the "yard dog" for the 2 years of our tent city. When a new person would come into our village he would always be there to help them […]

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January 28, 2023
My Most Prized Possession

This might be my most prized possession. (I think telling its story is relevant to the brutal beating and murder by Memphis police of Tyre Nichols). I just bought this gun last night from a felon. This is something I do from time to time. I buy guns from people that shouldn’t have them. But […]

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January 12, 2023
SATM Podcast #112 I Analyze the Marketing Of My Political Opponent and Other Akron City Candidates

SAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE PODCAST EPISODE 112The Akron Democratic Primary is May 2, 2023. There is no politics more important than local politics. PLEASE VOTE! If you have missed any shows they are now archived in a podcast. You can check them out on my blog. Or you can get them on your favorite podcasting […]

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January 9, 2023
I react to a man being attacked by a homeless person with a shard of glass.

Here is the link to the story:Homeless community protect Portland man from attack |

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January 6, 2023
January 6, 2023 - the 4th anniversary of the forced closure of Akron's tent city.

Today, January 6, commemorates the forced closing of Akron's tent city on my private property on January 6, 2019. I have ALWAYS said, if you don't like my ideas then come up with your own ideas. Our homeless-run tent village ran for almost exactly 2 years. The MetroParks closed a very established homeless camp on […]

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January 4, 2023
I react to 'The Five' on Fox News reacting to homelessness in American Cities

I react to this Fox News video on their ideas on homelessness:

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December 29, 2022
SATM #110: Joe Biden Knows Nothing About Homelessness

Joe Biden has a "new" homeless plan and it's dog shit. If you have missed any shows they are now archived in a podcast. You can check them out on my blog. Or you can get them on your favorite podcasting platform. Sage Against The Machine on Spotify Sage Against The Machine on Stitcher Sage […]

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December 29, 2022
An Unloaded Gun

As a drug addled insane man pulled a gun on me yesterday because someone broke into his room and stole his clothes while he was in jail for two months and somehow blamed me for it, my first thought was: "That poor guy spent all his money on drugs and doesn't have an easy way […]

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December 27, 2022
The Results of my Christmas Eve Sleep Out

I like trying to think of activist direct action ideas that both raise awareness of the humanitarian crimes we impose on our OWN CITIZENS by stealing their tents and belongings and leaving them stranded on freezing streets in the richest, most “Christian” country in the world AND trying to help these people at the same […]

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December 22, 2022
SATM #109 - Assisted Outpatient Treatment - Big Brother is coming.

House Bill 439 has already passed the House in Ohio. It's only a matter of time before it becomes a law in Ohio. Big Brother is coming. If you have missed any shows they are now archived in a podcast. You can check them out on my blog. Or you can get them on […]

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December 20, 2022
I will be sleeping outside on Christmas Eve 2022 in solidarity with homeless pregnant women

I wanted to remind you that I will be spending Christmas Eve sleeping in a tent at the corner of West Market and Portage Path in Akron Ohio from 6pm to 6am in solidarity with homeless pregnant women. People have slept out with me before. I really wish you wouldn't. It's not safe. And it […]

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