our very own Frankenstein

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OUR VERY OWN FRANKENSTEIN CREATION …

I feel my business education was extremely flawed as I grew up within a family corporate environment where the actions of the sentient beings controlling our – artificial – creation were married to and always part of what that creation did or did not do.

I was not permitted to believe that my actions were separate from those I controlled of our artificial being – corporation. Yes, I was and am aware that from a totally legal perspective there is an undeniable separation one created artificially by action of man. I come not to “kill” the corporation though I do believe it needs to be neutered.

Our Frankenstein creation we have and are allowing to run unrestrained as a … bull in china closet … and it is in dire need to have reasonable restraints imposed.

I want to ask, where, why and how, did “we” allow ourselves to conclude that “we” are NOT accountable and responsible for all the actions of our Frankenstein…?

How are we able to separate from a moral perspective … the actions of our Frankenstein’s we know as: ExxonMobil, Monsanto, Dow Chemical, Chevron, Con-Agra, Georgia Pacific, Phelps Dodge, Suez, Bechtel, Kellogg Brown Root, Halliburton, Blackwater, Archer Daniel Midland, Cargill, Union Carbide, the IRS and the FEDERAL RESERVE. Yes, the Federal Reserve is a privately owned corporate entity which manipulates OUR money, it’s nothing but …”smoke and mirrors” … shrouded in secrecy.

Each reader can assess the actions of each of those Frankenstein’s referenced and conclude their relative immoral action knowingly and premeditatedly perpetrated upon mankind.

Perhaps you are able to conclude on balance the action of these Frankenstein’s is OK and there is no need for any restraints to be imposed…? If you do, I sincerely would enjoy hearing from you and the rationale you utilize to achieve your conclusion. When I look at the referenced Frankenstein’s, I see on balance action resulting in the arbitrary, capricious premeditated fundamental harm to man and our environment solely to achieve or acquire more control or power or more dollar$.

Most likely the argument I will encounter supporting our Frankenstein’s action is … by law we demand these Frankenstein ONLY act in their sole selfish best interest. Yes, I will grant you that. I would on the other hand state these are but mere words on paper which can be altered with a stroke of a pen and in a New York minute. It’s nothing more than more smoke and mirrors part of a game the rules of which can be altered at any time and for the benefit of those currently able to exercise power and control.

In all probability the game will not change until “we” – that’s the majority of us 305 million people – comprising the current population of America stand and in one loud clear, concise and understandable voice say … “we are not going to take this anymore” … and in that moment, this current shell game ends and real power reverts to us, in whose hands it rightly belongs.

Only “fear” of the unknown prevents us from taking this action. And the reality is “we” have absolutely nothing to fear … but fear itself … as expressed not that long ago by FDR.

So I pose the question are “we” honestly satisfied with the action of our Frankenstein’s…?

A link to reality – maybe even truth

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Cameras and camcorders … come in all colors, sizes, shapes accompanying accoutrements and stuff … and I feel open to you and me segments of our society which “they” really want to keep hidden from us…?

The legitimacy of their irrefutable power was initially disclosed to me when moments after the botched hanging and unintended beheading of Saddam Hussein appears on U-Tube to the utter surprise of the military-industrial-complex and corporate owned media, not to mention the confusion within in the Bush White House.

Daily these now near ubiquitous devices serve to bring to your attention and mine, events, people, faces, places which those in power would choose never see the light of day. Yes, one needs to know where to look and like all things these too can be manipulated to present and fool us. Like with all things a degree of discretion and discernment is required and therein lays our first challenge.

In the past 30 to 40 years the education “we” choose to provide is that which others have purchased. Education in America is owned by the highest bidder, then packaged and distributed in easily digestible pabulum form.

Our education today does not want you to be discerning nor exercise discretion, troubling that is, when the object of our education is – control – most recently via exercise and manipulation of fear.

In an American economy wherein the military reputedly competes with private industry for employees, what does this say…? In an economy where one often enlists in the military as a means of furthering ones education when they get out, what does this say…? In an economy contracting as its once vaunted industry is fractioned and sent abroad, what does this say…? In an economy where less than 1% of American citizens own nearly all of America what does this say…?

There are a few who choose not to yield to the yoke of fear and who speak in a voice resonating clear, concise and understandably. Often these are presented to us from what they have captured on their cameras and camcorders. To them I stand and I salute your effort and ask that you do not yield, do not give in.

The lesson for us all is we should never be afraid to ask why or why not…?

DO NOT LET THEIR EGO’S DETER YOU …

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DO NOT LET THEIR EGO’S DETER YOU …

Why is it “we” allow those we elect … to serve and to protect … you and me to call meetings at times and places solely designed so our voice and participation is excluded…?

I believe I can count on one hand those meetings which are scheduled in a manner so as to actually encourage our participation and our voice.

The most egregious of these are the agency bureaucrats when they “huddle” to propagate new rules and regulations affecting every aspect of our life.

I raise my voice at this hour noting there is movement afoot to open new dialog respecting how your water in Arizona will be protected or not, as the case may be…? With the pending departure of Janet Napolitano as Governor of Arizona ushering in the reign of Jan Brewer one might speculate there may well be a change in the Director of ADEQ…? As this dept head serves at the pleasure of the Governor and that Steve Owens is a Democrat, while our incoming Governor is a Republican, one wonders how long that marriage will last…? On the other hand Steve Owens, at least in my assessment, is essentially a closet Republican as his actions as Director of ADEQ have been essentially in lock step with developers and corporate interests especially respecting your – water.

And “we” really don’t have anyone in a position of prominence strongly advocating and championing – water – from the perspective of honest adequacy and safety. Unquestioningly these words – adequacy and safety – are used almost daily taking on whatever is determined to be the political flavor of the day.

We have bought into – adequacy – as defined by ADWR neatly wrapped as a Christmas gift and presented to us in their gold leaf certificate as their vaunted – 100 year assured water supply. B.S. it’s nothing more than illusion.

We permit all water purveyors, public and private to inform us our water is – safe – while we demand absolutely no proof. Yes, they provide evidence. Evidence which only they and their associates have a hand in determining, you and I are summarily excluded from that table when test protocol and parameters are selectively chosen. Why might that be…?

Why do we cower in fear of confronting these public servants sworn to serve and to protect us…? Until we get over our fear and begin to ask question and NOT accept their BS answers, your water will not be adequate nor will it be safe…

Yea the system is rigged get over it

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YES … CURRENTLY THE SYSTEM IS RIGGED … so we need to get over it for the moment and move on … we can change it … if we choose … the operative word is “if” we choose … apparently at the moment we don’t have the guts …

Yup, the playing field is not level perhaps it never has been. But that should not prevent us from proceeding as if at this very minute you and I hold that fate in our very hands … and we truly do…

We can tilt this system anyway we choose all we need do is get off our butts and take control over you and me. If we believe this requires too much effort then allow them we do to walk all over us.

There is only 535 of them and their minion bureaucrats whereas in America today there is more than 305 million of us – that’s you and me. 535 elected public servant reputedly sworn to serve and to protect you and me. I don’t think one needs be an Einstein to do the math and calculate quite simply the – power – honestly resides with us, that’s you and me.

If we want it to change then all we need to is get off our butts and clearly, concisely and understandably inform Pelosi, Harry Reid and our newly elected President what our choices and decisions are. It’s really just that simple, but, we can’t honestly see it that way, can we…?

It’s not unlike our belief in most religions wherein “we” are educated to believe we need an intermediary to speak to the man/woman above whatever form a deity may take. Not so, all we need do is – ask – believe – receive – it’s as simple as that. No one need speak for you or for me. We need only speak what is true for us.

I know it’s too simple, just can’t work, that’s not how the system is set up. They’ll get you, just wait and see, round you up and off with your head or to an American gulag you go. Ask yourself after you quietly do the math, the only thing preventing us from having our say is we allow – fear – to overwhelm us.

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty”. … Thomas Jefferson

Use it or lose it … bogus make entitlement

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Higher fees justified to adhere to the mantra of … use it or lose it … that water to which you were reputedly entitled too…?

As Tucson leadership mulls increased water hookup fees perhaps it is time for us to mull over just what does “entitlement” mean … ?

If as I comprehend that if stipulated in written form me/my/you/us have power to claim whatever has been delineated in the document…?

Why then should Tucson need worry they risk losing CAP water in the future because they do not use it now…?

I would invite us to consider these mere words on paper signed by whomever guarantee nothing and therefore worthless, bogus, empty, futile, meaningless, sterile and useless.

If truly the name of the game is … use it or lose it … this makes for me a mockery of the ADWR vaunted 100 year assured water supply gold-leaf certificate.

Now if this game is nothing but another way to tap the citizens’ pocket books that’s another story … often played out this way … via stealth variations of the old shell game and just plane lies.

If we choose to never ask, then demand proof we should not expect any public official will give us the truth, that’s not what they’re trained to do. They are educated to protect at all cost the agency from the likes of me and you.

big brother has an eye on you

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If one believes as reported in this corporate owned print media, “big brother” is suddenly concerned man’s inquisitive nature and the “openness” of the internet will usher in an era where genetic experimentation in one’s garage …where there’s no safety process in place … and a wantabee terrorist …

Just where do those 535 puppet public servants in the Washington DC beltway think the computer came from as well as a host of other items we use daily in our lives…?

Big Brother is afraid of you and what you are going to discover in the confines of your garage or kitchen table where the big eye can’t see and therefore can’t control. This is all about exercising – control – over everything you say and do.

Unquestioningly there will be tragic mistakes made possibly resulting in the loss of human life or limb. Moreover an individual could discover intentionally or not some heinous bacteria or other form with the capacity to annihilate human kind. In case you are wondering your government is daily engaged in this activity behind locked doors secreted away from your eyes and mine. But all in the name of … serving and protecting … you and me … yea right…?

The genie is out of the bottle and US Homeland Security policy will not put this genie back into its once small confines. America ingenuity coupled with the human need to know will drive this experimentation and discovery process to as yet an undetermined end.

To those of you who choose to exercise your right to learn, to discover, to experiment, to just be open to … go for it … do not let “big brother’s” fear posturing be of any concern to you.

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. … Marie Curie: …

They are in jail to learn a lesson… say what…?

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Ms. Martin … I stand ready to defend your right to express whatever position is true for you as you did in your letter to the editor of the Arizona Republic recently… entitled … Jail shouldn’t be pleasant

I also take serious my right to challenge any issue you express and with the words you write that jail shouldn’t be pleasant, I rise to ask, whatever do you mean…?

I am now 65 educated that under our system of justice every person is presumed innocent until a jury of their peers honorably determines they are not. Perhaps your understanding of our justice system is at variance with this…?

Do I understand you correctly, that those now incarcerated for whatever reason, confined so as to prevent them from any form of employment are now going to have pay demigod Sheriff Arpaio for the green baloney sandwiches which he serves as sustenance…?

I hope and pray was I to find myself before a jury of my peers they are folks who do not hold the same draconian views as you.

I invite you to consider looking into a mirror and ask … what would my attitude be was that me the recipient of Sheriff Joe’s pleasantness …?

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world…
indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” … Margaret Mead

… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

…”Fascism ought more properly be called corporatism because it is the perfect merger of power between the corporation and the state.” … Benito Mussolini

Website address for Paul F. Miller’s blog …. http://waterman99.wordpress.com

And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue before any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.

Respectfully submitted,

Do as we say not as we do

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Business…NE Ariz. coal mine gets federal permits…The Associated Press…Tucson, Arizona | Published: 12.24.2008…The federal agency that regulates surface mining has approved a permit revision that combines the facilities and coal reserves of two northeastern Arizona coal mines….The life of mine permit covers Peabody Energy’s Kayenta Mine and allows operations to continue there until 2026. The Office of Surface Mining approved it Monday….The Kayenta permit now includes coal reserves from the shuttered Black Mesa mine, although Peabody has said it has no immediate plans to resume mining there. The federal agency says that would require a separate permitting process….Environmentalists had fought to keep the agency from issuing the decision, saying they weren’t given enough time to comment. They also claimed the cultural and spiritual aspects of mining never were fully addressed. …Send notices for News & Notes by fax to 573-4144 or by e-mail to business@azstarnet.com

I write with a heavy heart and with huge questions on what is the truth…? As I have little respect for the information disseminated by for-profit-corporate-owned-news-outlets, it is troubling to determine what, is the truth on any subject. Notices like the one referenced above trouble me as it is not possible to determine the process utilized by the federal agency as they reviewed the permit application referenced. My truth is a function of my personal experience with governmental permit application and review processes which for the past 30 years I witness as one totally bastardizing and virtually eliminating any semblance of openness and public input.

But I find myself at that place where I need to inquire … is it just me, or might you also question the rhetoric vs. the reality of some of our indigenous aboriginal cultures to being the “stewards” of mother earth…? What is the truth…? Where can I find it…?

Recent action taken by both the Hopi and Navajo tribes leave me reeling and honestly bewildered as the ancient words which their cultures portend do not match their actions taken in the name of commerce. The Navajo nation embraces the building of a new coal fired power plant in the 4 Corners area where its emissions will continue to degrade a once pristine environment. The Kayenta coal facility noted is on Hopi land, an ancient culture reputedly seeing themselves as the “stewards” of mother earth.

Each tribe it appears re-committed to degrading “mother earth” for the sake of a few more Yankee dollars for their respective bank accounts, on the one hand, while they sanctimoniously pander their love of “mother nature” steadfastly standing in the way of use of treated sewage effluent to foster increased use of the Snowbowl ski area near Flagstaff. For the record, I am opposed to the use of treated sewage effluent as a means to augment the production of artificial snow at the Snowbowl.

It appears to me the lessons which “native” Americans learned from “white” America is to mimic our love of the almighty dollar over everything else, even to the extent they now take action which is not in their long term best interest and may lead to their demise.

“Native” Americans learned well our mantra … “do as we say, not as we do” …

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world…
indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” … Margaret Mead

… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

“Fascism ought more properly be called corporatism because it is the perfect merger of power between the corporation and the state.” … Benito Mussolini

Website address for Paul F. Miller’s blog ….

http://waterman99.wordpress.com

And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue before any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.

Respectfully submitted,

Opening the “mother-lode” for attorney$

Arizona Republic – 12-21-08 – I can not escape the feeling what was uncovered was yet another blow to the fragile water environment in Arizona on the one hand while opening the “mother-lode” for attorneys, reputed water experts and parochial environment’s to battle incessantly in court while the meager water supplies serving Arizona continue to decline and degrade.

Unless “we” in Arizona choose a path clearly delineating that … “might-makes-right” … it is inconceivable to me that “we” can deny access to water to those who choose to live outside the water service boundaries of SRP and “metro” Phoenix.

As I read this article it is apparent in Arizona – “the facts” (our illusory law) – are what some ADWR bureaucrat says they are. For instance, ADWR declares that the well and pipeline that opponents to this decision state would rob “metro” Phoenix of water from the Verde River … chose to decide the law in this case allowed for no such link. Hello, whatever you’re smoking it’s got to be “good’ stuff to allow you to make such an assertion.

Further in the article the attorney for Prescott notes this victory is akin to the issues Arizona raised in securing a share of the Colorado River in a fight with California. Yea, but are we aware in this case we are fighting over absolutely nonexistent fictitious water. The 1922 Compact of the River stipulates the Upper and Lower Basin state will be provided 7.5 million acre feet of water each. Oops … since its inception the Colorado River in very isolated years has contained that flow. So, what victory…?

This is not victory it’s having you and me believe in the illusion of law mere words on paper which can be summarily revoked and altered in a whim or at the behest of the current “top” dog.

Welcome to the world where truth and science are sold to the highest bidder.

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world…
indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” … Margaret Mead

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

“Fascism ought more properly be called corporatism because it is the perfect merger of power between the corporation and the state.” … Benito Mussolini

Website address for Paul F. Miller’s blog ….

http://energeticsynergy.blogspot.com

http://waterman99.wordpress.com

And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue before any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.

Respectfully submitted,

Yea, it’s your $$$, we spent it, but we ain’t going to tell you …?

IT’S A SECRET … ! – - – HELLO … !

If “we” – yes, that’s you and me – allow our money to be secreted behind our back without demanding full open disclosure then “we” unquestioningly deserve whatever “bull shit” corporate America chooses to feed us.

Just how stupid can “we” be…? And what part of stupid do you not understand…? It’s OUR money they are hiding from us. Why are we so meekly allowing this to happen before our very eyes…? Revolutions have begun and were waged over conditions far less sinister than these. Exactly what the hell are we afraid of…?

As the article in the 12-21-08 issue of the Arizona Republic notes …. These “captains” of the banking industry are pompous enough to arrogantly inform “us” … “they have not disclose that to the public and they decline to” … I must confess at the moment my blood pressure is on boil and I honestly want to inflict pain and suffering on those arrogant asses.

Please don’t tell me we are afraid of those 535 puppets in the Washington DC beltway masquerading as public servants reputedly sworn …”to serve & to protect”… you and me…? Look behind the curtain and see who is pulling their strings…? It ain’t you and it ain’t me. ..

I question whether America is as Lincoln envisioned a nation capable of having a new birth of freedom … “and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth” …

For the past 40 years, in particular, “we” have allowed the education “we” provide to be that which the highest bidder purchased, packaged, formulated and presented as easily digestible pabulum.

As a result like the animals in Pavlov’s experiments we are prepared to willingly and unconditionally push “that” button to avoid “pain” associated with taking a different route, trying a different path and daring to question.
The “bailout” we need is one to bail each one of us out from under the yoke of fear to which we have been subjected and to which we willfully permitted to become an integral part of us.

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world…
indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” … Margaret Mead

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

“Fascism ought more properly be called corporatism because it is the perfect merger of power between the corporation and the state.” … Benito Mussolini

Website address for Paul F. Miller’s blog ….

http://waterman99.wordpress.com

And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue before any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.

Respectfully submitted,

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