The Highlands County Churches are on the Hit list by City

To: The Churches of Highlands County Florida

From: The Rev. Frank Paul Jones

RE: The Highlands County Churches are on the Hit list by City

Date: 28 September 2010

 

It was like something right out of Goggle.  They spent 30 minutes on Property Appraisal.  This article is a clone to what took place.  They said you need a 501 c 3 to be tax exempted and they are wrong, as you will see in the factors.  They argued about churches owing property and renting it for a profit.  This as you will see can be done in moderation, and not excessively.  The argument was fair and just, the County needs their tax money and people are being fraudulent in the name of the Armor of God…

 

Contrary to what was said yesterday at the City Council meeting by the County Property Appraisal Raymond Mclnyre that to be tax exempt you must be 510 c 3 statuses.  Secondly, a church can rent out apartments and be tax exempted, provided it is done in moderation and with God first.  It cannot be all about the money anymore. 

 

Something every church in Highlands County should read at Church on Monday, until it is understood by the officers.

 

See: Fs sec 196.196

 

Fs Sec 196.196 (2) states;

Factor 1: We have to use the building and it has to be used for the main purpose most of the time = 51%

Section 196.192(2), F.S- provides all property owned and used by an exempt entity and used predominantly for exempt purposes shall be exempted from ad valorem taxation to the extent of thereto that such predominant use bears to the non-exempt use.

Under subsection (1) of that statute all property owned and used by an exempt entity exclusively for exempt purposes is totally exempt from all ad valorem taxation.

However, beyond the nonprofit entity requirement, the activities requirement as noted above, set forth in section 195.192, F.S., does require that no part of the property may be used in an activity for profit, and that the charge for the service must be or below the cost.

Thus, in a situation in which a particular wing of a building or portion of a parcel is used to generate a profit would appear not to qualify for the exemption even though the profits are used for other charitable activities.

Factor 2: We do not have to have 501 c 3 statuses.

As far as the requirement that the applicant must be an exempt entity, section 196.195(4), F.S. provides that no application for exemption may be granted for charitable use of property until the applicant has been found by the property appraiser to be nonprofit as defined in that section.  It is not a statutory requirement that the applicant for a charitable exemption be an entity qualified under the United States Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. 501(c) (3).

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Rev. Frank Paul Jones

The Almost Completed Capstone Zulu Family Web Sites

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Chasing Life as Dreams

Chasing Life as Dreams

 

I admit that I am a dreamer.  Throughout my lonely and miserable life, my strength to survive was my childhood, which was fun until my mother got sick and died.  And the powerful mechanism of my mind was my imagination and the ability to control my dreams.  I could control my dreams often awake as well as asleep to some degree.  All my life I live for tomorrow but tomorrow never came as they say.

 

I wanted to be a musical artist, professional athlete and even at one time a gangster, did I have dreams.  As an amateur I tried my hand at it all, chasing after money, sex and power.  Just to find out that I was chasing after dreams.

 

I looked at television and listened to the radio and even read newspapers and magazines, studying the world of the rich and famous.  I thought wow, perhaps since I am very intelligent I will be able to go through the process of becoming one of them. However I was always a rebellious person.  I saw people who had the image of rebellion and thought we were alike.  I wanted to be outspoken powerful and rich.  Does such like this; black people and all truly exist?

 

I came to realize I was chasing after a dream.  But I realize in this terrible world we live in, God may have blessed me with the ultimate survival gear.  Sure I accomplished very little in life and have little to show for my miserable stay on earth, but today I am still here.  I do not have much to look forward to.  What can life offer a man of my aged?  As I am not old but far not young at all, but so tired; with nothing to live for and no reason to die, no reason to laugh to apathetic to cry.

 

So I concluded the aging process has a purpose and so do chasing dreams.  I may well grow to be old because I took the safe lane of finding satisfaction in waiting on tomorrow, though it never came and now what difference will it make?  But then comes a connection to this higher power, I call God.

 

I realize the greatest power a child has is the power of imagination.  For many often this power is lost due to the realities life presents to us.  But I had not children so in my heart I remained a child at heart.  Not playful or immature but simply a dreamer.  A dream never realized that I have outgrown in purpose, but then comes a connection to this higher power, I call God.  So now I seek him!  Will this be another dream whereby there really is no after life?  But I may well never live to tell or find out if this is the ultimate dream.

 

Is God reality or fantasy, I do not know, but I am forced to find out.  I do know that chasing after material fantasy caused me to lead a miserable life of hardships and lonely days.  All for a reward that is too an illusion, for rebellious, rich and black means death in this white man’s world?  For all the money is his!  So in my transition into my golden years I again prepare to dream.  From a child of the worldly dreams to the spiritual I transition, but still I dream.

 

 

The Black Community Comprehension

The Black Community Comprehension

 

Often you here about people’s ability to read, write and does arithmetic, at an early point in life.  But often these same people do not comprehend what they are reading, writing or adding or subtracting.  The point is we as a black community must learn to understand the things we deal with on a regular basis.  When we understand why things are as they are, then and only than may we approach the situation with solutions.

 

This letter is not about elementary school, but is about the state of God’s Children.  We are still infants in the Lord as a Nation of people.  We are divided as a church.  We are so stuck on the language that we do not understand the objective and proportions.   We have been put to sleep and we must wakeup.  Either we wakeup or be put into an eternal sleep and never acknowledge our purpose for being here on earth, which is to be rulers of self destiny.

 

The Black Man in America is one of the only people on earth that does not have his own God.  We worship everybody’s God but our own.  We are the only people on earth that does not have their own religion.  Because of this we are divided.  Not realizing the code of Godliness, we cannot congregate in the name of self destiny.

 

We battle over the simple things like whether or not God is Allah or Jesus Christ or Jehovah, as if we personally know someone who met them.  Meanwhile the white man argues over territory and who will run for office and control the taxes.  Even the Puerto Ricans have an agenda here in Avon Park and Florida and America, they argue over how many project apartments they will control.  But we argue about the name of God. 

 

Meanwhile we are the homeless, the oppressed, the imprisoned, the drug infested, the self on self murderers, the left out and redlined.  Yet we are the so highly holier than hell.  But in reality they are laughing at us.  We as a people are a joke.  They are dancing rings around us as a people.  We are victims of the Architecture of Satan, because as long as we are divided as a people we will not have a pot to piss in.

 

1Co 3:1 Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly—mere infants in Christ. 

1Co 3:2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. 

1Co 3:3 You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men?

Immediate Needs Destroys Long Term Health of Delaney Avenue

Immediate Needs Destroys Long Term Health of Delaney Avenue

 

People have to eat, keep clothes on their backs and a roof over their heads; these are the basic cost of living in America.  We have a problem on Delaney Avenue whereby property owners have overheads and due to this troublesome economy no safety net.  We are told that we have to clean up the Southside Community Redevelopment Area, in order to bring in the investment capital that will create a long term lasting effect on our local economy.  This would benefit all of Highlands County.

 

However we have a handful of people with money to invest and they may not be the best people for the long term health of Delaney Avenue, but if you are bleeding sometimes all you can afford is a band aide.  You can have an upset stomach and need an operation to survive long term, but may only be able to afford a laxative.  So instead of seeing a doctor because you have no health insurance you see the man at the local grocery store.  We at Delaney Avenue have no health insurance and our immediate needs are destroying our long term health.  We are bleeding for investment capital.

 

Though it is called a redevelopment area, for some of us to truly be rehabilitated we must first be habilitated.  Whereby we are in a challenge to be redeveloped many of us must first be developed.  The bottom is that the property owners are struggling to survive, to pay the taxes on the properties, eat and keep a roof over our heads.  It is like the vultures are waiting for us to fall dead.  I see a conspiracy taking place, whereby the handful of sharks are attempting bring down Delaney Avenue permanently and the Dolphins that can turn this around are supporting the sharks in the effort to destroy the chance of a turnaround at Delaney Avenue.  Why because of the unethical business dealings due to hunger and not greed.  Landlords have to eat!

 

What we need is a stimulus package for Delaney Avenue; because of its historic relevance it must be preserved.  We need Federal, State and Local Government money and the support of the local banks.  Government Money to get it started and banks loans to finish the job.  I see people pointing fingers at the activities of Delaney Avenue and who the landlords are doing business with.  However nobody is lifting a finger to rectify the financial hardships that are the culprit to the activities taking place there.  People have to eat and this hunger may well trigger starvation if we do not revive the area with new investment capital.

 

While many people feel Delaney Avenue, should be how it is and what it is, the bottom line is that the property owners are the ones suffering and the people that handful of sharks directing their traffic to this area are only feeding the landlords crumbs long enough to need more crumbs later.  They are treating the landlords like drug addicts and crack heads.  As they are suppressing the area in the process of oppressing the people in the community; it is time the turn the page on history here in Avon Park, FL.

 

The Avon Park Southside Community Redevelopment Area Dilemma

The Avon Park Southside Community Redevelopment Area Dilemma

 

I realize people need to have recreation and be allowed to let off steam.  When I was younger I partied and it was fun to me, however became my greatest misery.  It was a privilege extended to me from the generations before me and shouldn’t be extended to this generation by all. 

 

I was sent here on a mission and by a promise made to Worshipful Master Eston Roberts to do community work and to help revive the economy first in the black community than in all communities and then the nation.  This is my promise to the Nation and the White House and President Obama.

 

People here wonder who I am and what I am about.  I’m a servant of the Lord, far from stupid or am I crazy.  I walked the road of the oppressed by choice and understand the hardships of the underserved, for I am one of them. The bottom line is I have been through the ringer, because the direction of my life was preordained.

 

I travelled for 33 years, since I was 17 years old.  And the Lord and the nation sent me here.  What is about to happen here will be a template for the Nation to follow?  Avon Park does not realized it has been blessed, by my presence and the attention it will receive around the nation and the world as a result of my being here on a mission from God and by the Nation of Made Men.

 

Important people are watching us.  As I may have a vision I was taught that a prophet’s vision can only be realized by the actions of the people.  The people of the times make’s the vision of the prophet happen and not the other way around contrary to popular belief.  I may well be the Grand Architect or Chief Engineer, but my ability to manufacture a final product depends on the staff and technicians.

 

All to say, millions of dollars is trying to ride thru here and important people want these good things to happen in this area. Operations from the White House to the Gambino Family, from Oprah to  Eric Holder to past Presidents such as George W, Bush and Bill Clinton to the support of the Crips are unified in this mission, because the success of this mission holds a key to a better America.  That said who am I?  I am the real Paul Castellano, now do your homework.  I am Gambino!

 

I call on the scattered Dolphins and those who love the Lord to come together not in fear knowing the Lord is with you and the highest authorities of Mankind also.  Support the operation to revive our community and put an end of self oppression.  Understand that oppression is privilege however reparation is our right to succeed.   Please help us help us and you too.

Non Profit Community Can Stimulate Black’s Economy

Non Profit Community Can Stimulate Black’s Economy

 

We all know that working in the non profit sector is no get rich scheme. Often you work longer hours and earn less pay in the non profit sector.  Just like a for profit organization a non profit organization has to turn a buck to be economically feasible and sustainable.  The reward in the non profit sector is that often you can do something you enjoy doing that is fulfilling in your life.  It is a great opportunity to help people.

 

A lot of non profit organizations however are losing their 503 c 3 status, because they are not properly filling out their tax returns.  This is sad that it is happening at a time when more people than ever need the help of the non profit sector.

 

What is the real difference between the non profit organization and a for profit corporation?  The real difference between for profit and non profit is how the money earned from the corporations is paid out to the people. This is beyond the scope of this article.

 

Understanding that we live in a consumer driven economy and the black community is the underserved and underdogs of America.  An interdependent black community can be an essential part of the rebuilding of America’s economy.  We at the National Community Network and Coalition of Highlands, INC (NCNCHINC) believe that a dead economy is economics not in motion.  People are not working because consumer spending is down, because people are not working.  It is a catch 22!  If we as a community put people back in motion, people will be able to spend more and it would put people back to work. What is work?  It is the inclusion into the labor force for compensation.

 

The only way the black community is going to rebound from the economic crisis, which is a depression among blacks is to recycle.  When I say recycle I am talking about moving money within the community and keeping it in the community as long as necessary to produce more revenue.  How can this be done?

 

We have to have a community business plan incentive.  Everyone cannot be a beer jug joint or drug dealer.  We need essential business institutions to sustain our economic stability.  We need a grocery store with food in it. We need our own laundry mate.  We need within the community a hair solon and barbershop that also sells hair supplies.  We need entrepreneurs to step up and sell vegetables on stands daily in some of our vacant lots and compensate the land owners for the use of his property; they too have to pay taxes.  We need black media to define our black people.  We need restaurants so we can stop handing our money to McDonald’s and the Illuminati.  We need affordable housing and daycare. I can go on but the article will never end.  The Honorable Rev. Frank Paul Jones says we need us to take back our community and stop the oppression of our own people for crumbs. 

 

We need eat the meat, through non profit leadership!

 

 

 

A Dolphin among Sharks

A Dolphin among Sharks

 

I was once asked, “What’s mine’s is yours and what’s yours is yours?”  Meaning “must I give mine’s and you keep yours?”  You are probably wondering what the hell does this have to do with the title of this article.  But I say he who has ears will hear my words.  This article though posted in the public eye will be fully understood by a handful of people, but be relevant to many as they will have experienced a similar situation.

 

Dolphins are known for their brains and sharks for their muscle.  Dolphins travel in groups because they can better defend themselves this way.  While sharks are very aggressive creatures of the sea; in life however among black people we do not have too many groups of dolphins.   However we have many sharks.   The streets are infested with sharks.  While sharks are aggressive and feed off of the weak, the dolphin finds it hard to find like beings.  As they say birds of a feather flock together.  But are we talking about fish in the sea?

 

The dolphin is the intelligence of the community, while the shark will keep his brother man oppressed because this is the only way he knows how to make a killing and survive.  The sharks talk about bad things when the dolphin is not in their presence, and as he approaches them they change the conversations.  See the dolphin is very smart and the shark is too stupid to realize this in his little world. So he calls himself playing the dolphin when in reality he is only playing himself.

 

Rather than ask the dolphin for information in a Quid pro quo exchange, the shark will try to use the dolphin to get what he wants and needs with no honorable intentions.  But what the shark fails to realize is that he has entered the world of light out of darkness.  Not realizing that darkness actually blinds the mind from the ability to function in the light.

 

So the shark attempts to use the dolphin as a Seeing Eye dog, something above a pet but below a made man.  Trying to deny the dolphin his rights as a made man not realizing the dolphin wrote the book and is the Grand Architect. 

 

All to lead to what conclusion must I ask?  The shark thinks he is smarter than the dolphin, but the dolphin travels in schools and can read and write and understand what is being said between the lines.  Understand shark the dolphin understood what was just said.  What people do not realize is that the intelligent people that do exist in the black community may seem divided because there is safety in that, but you sharks be not fooled by your arrogance. 

 

Mk 3:22 And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebub! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons.”

Mk 3:23 So Jesus called them and spoke to them in parables:” How can Satan drive out Satan? 

Mk 3:24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 

Mk 3:25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 

Mk 3:26 And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. 

Mk 3:27 In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can rob his house. 

Mk 3:28 I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them. 

Mk 3:29 But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin.”

Mk 3:30 He said this because they were saying, “He has an evil spirit.”

Rev. Jones & the NCNCHINC the Avon Park Community’s Springboard

Rev. Jones & the NCNCHINC the Avon Park Community’s Springboard

 

What started out as a project to startup one non profit organization called the National Community Network and Coalition of Highlands, INC has become a community project says David Noel Certified Business Annalist from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) who is funded by the SBA.  While the NCNCHINC remains the catalyst of the structuring movement, it has become all inclusive.   

Rev. Frank Paul Jones the President of the NCNCHINC who is the facilitator in this movement for change says if everyone who needs help in this business district is not included in the development plan, we at the NCNCHINC in actuality really gains very little, it is about community growth.  David Noel of the SBDC plans to come to this development district as a result of an invitation from Rev. Jones   to survey the area to get a better idea of what can be done to revive the businesses in the area.  The time and place of the meeting is tentative as it is being organized by officers of the NCNCHINC.

 

As so much is about to happen in the Avon Park area, which will result in higher real estate values for property owners.  As new roads are on the calendar and are planned to be paved in the area, benches. parks and new affordable housing projects are already funded and about to go into effect in Avon Park.  Now with “Operation Revive Black Businesses,” actually in effect we at the NCNCHINC see light at the end of the tunnel and hopes for a better community.

 

Rev. Jones a strong critic of the black churches in the community says he loves them, as he loves all people, but sometimes it is a tough love.  Knowing when to pick a battle is so important, as Rev. Jones admits to sometimes being outspoken, by saying inappropriate things at times.  “I know I am not a very good orator, nor was the most significant teacher of the gentiles,” says Rev. Jones, “however I write with an iron hand and it sometimes gets me in trouble with the establishment and the community at large.” “However people should know I am a stand up guy and often very selfless in my actions and Operation Revive Black Businesses is proof of that.”

 

However Rev. Jones proclaiming himself as the Apostle Paul in the new millennium, says “all my life was basically a living hell, as I am a slave to black folk causes and so unappreciated.”  Once asked “but what have you ever done for the black community?”  And his sincere response was “I suffered almost all of my life.” When redundantly asked the same question he responded, “What more has a man to give?”  “I could have had wealth in abundance but I chose to walk the path of the oppressed, underserved, the sick and suffering only to ask myself today, why I suffered for such ungrateful ignorant fools.”  As he walk away he said, “That is what I mean by tough love.”

The New Christian Movement Lacks Agenda

The New Christian Movement Lacks Agenda

 

The Christians of the new millennium are classier than ever.  I remember when preachers basically could not read the scripture they preached about.  The taught out of the Old King Version Bible, not understanding the language as many of them were illiterate to this language teaching those who were also illiterate to old English. Sort of like the stupid leading the blind.  They did a song and dance routine and the best performer won over the largest congregations.  This was the story of small town USA.

 

Meanwhile there was always powerful nationally creditable leaders who gained the support and backing of these underhanded fellowships.  They were the people who came to these small towns with the national media and large parades, they were known as civil rights leaders but really they were Grand Marshalls or were they the Drum Majors of the marching bands?  The marching bands were called churches.

 

Today Christians have no movement.  When the marching bands were once the church congregations today everyone is a producer.  Therefore with electronic technology the band members have been outsourced by the Personal Computer “PC.”  This is a literal fact.  We communicate not at mass gatherings, but as independent contractors via the internet.  I can get 1,000, 2,000 or even 3,000 reads on any given day and on the average monthly.  But can I produce that many people in one gathering on any given day for a specific cause?

 

Today ministers and reverends are not as employable as they once was, because there are simply too many people in the business of leadership yet they are not taking the initiative to lead any agenda that is sufficient.  When I say sufficient I mean something that will attract people to a realistic activity that will make a difference.  I mean sure Minister Farrakhan produced the million man march, however today it is mere conversation piece of a historic event. 

 

We have too many intelligent chiefs that are independent of each other and there is not enough Grand Marshalls and Drum Majors to unite them I one place for one event.  Meaning we have too many producers and not enough band members, as the producers compete without showing up anywhere with there artists who do voiceovers without employing a band.  Or should it be said simply we do not gather in one place for any significant purposes.

 

We have become intellectual mummies.  We have become the sleeping dead.  We have become inactive. With AIDS killing millions of people; with drugs on the streets in epidemic proportions as well in the black community; with the wars in the Middle East while people in our community are homeless and starving in America; as mortgage foreclosures are on the rise and a depressing economy; while prescription drugs worth thousands are handed to the poor  to mood control to include myself; but little financial support is addressed the cause of the mood disorder because that is welfare for the poor; but handing people $40G in prescription drugs a year  is not considered corporate welfare it is called helping the perishing.  Yet the world has created the monster I have become.  “I hate this world and those who rule it” says the poor and for that you we are prescribe drugs?   Because I am hungry, homeless, without food, clothing and shelter you prescribe me drugs.  And President Obama this is on your watch, yes it is!  

 

I say there is something really wrong with the picture here.  So-called Christians have become too classy when the foundation is humility. Christians badly need a new plan of action, instead of being lazy waiting on the Lord, who is already here?