DISENGENUOUS EDITORIAL

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…Stonewalling coupled with either NO disclosure or deliberate dis-information is the norm and business as usual for all government in America today

THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS … It smacks to me as disingenuous the mega-corporate-Gannett-owned-Arizona Republic could find only one agency, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), which did not get the memo about providing full, open, honest, timely disclosure to “we” – the people.

HELLO … it certainly appears to me that in Arizona our “new” Governor and her Republican party which currently controls and has controlled our state legislature either did not get the memo or chose to overlook it, as it is business as usual with Arizona government hiding behind closed doors promulgating its newest laws and actions.

Moreover, Gannett (owner of Arizona Republic) was one of those mega-mass-media-corporations which filed an amicus brief supporting Fox New and Monsanto in Florida to suppress Tampa, Florida TV news reporters, Jane Akre and Steve Wilson free speech on the hazards of genetically engineered Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH or rBST), so for the Arizona Republic to point the finger at the BIA for me only adds to the travesty of Gannett to suppress the truth.

DISCLOSURE by government and any agency created should simply be a matter of fact and policy, it should not be something “we” – the people – would ever need to request.

The day is near when government and all the agencies creates will get the message that “we” – that’s the citizens – do NOT serve …

YOU – that’s government in all its forms – serve US… GOT IT

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

…“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

… “they must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority” … G. Massey, Egyptologist

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …
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And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.

Respectfully submitted,

A most troubling notion

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The article above is featured in the Journal of Environmental Management … April/May Issue 2009 … on page 9 … and as I read and reread it, I found my emotions ranged from feeling my blood boil to being chilled by the implications I see in the approach this ASU Professor appears to advocate. First, allow me to preface, I fully acknowledge and support Dr. Nick’s right to freedom of speech and freedom to advocate any position he desires. I likewise reserve for me and you that same right.

THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS …I do not and can not lay claim to any credentialed expertise like Dr. Nick. I candidly confess I find his assessment of DDT chilling in light of the many pages, including that written by Rachel Carson in Silent Spring, which the good Dr. appears to negate. I leave it to each of you to determine for yourself the validity, if any, to the assessment made by both Dr. Nick and Rachel Carson respecting the environmental impact of DDT.

I am aware, though I have not read all the data on DDT there are literally thousands of papers detailing the short and long term impact of DDT upon Earth’s environment, little of which, from my reading, bode as positive. I do not for a moment suggest Dr. Nick may not well be correct in his assessment respecting DDT and malaria. To suggest that using DDT today may be the better option to controlling malaria suggests to me that science, in particular, corporate sponsored in conjunction with academia, has for the past nearly 50 years since Silent Spring was first published done little or nothing to find a more environmentally appropriate means to controlling malaria.

I find I need help, Dr. Nick, from you to understand how you can choose to overlook the quite devastating affects which DDT has on Earth’s environment or is there DISCLOSURE about DDT to which “we” the people have not been made fully aware…? I confess and perhaps it reflects an inability or lack of intelligence on my part, but without verifiable evidence from you to support your promoting current use of DDT to control malaria, I find such notion exceedingly troubling.

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

…“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

… “they must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority” … G. Massey, Egyptologist

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …
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And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.

Respectfully submitted,

What’s wrong with this picture…?

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Solar power that won’t need subsidies … a new solar dish that could make the cost of solar energy competitive with fossil fuels … unveiled on Monday, by ZenithSolar …By Ilene R. Prusher …Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor/ April 28, 2009 edition …Kvutzat Yavne, Israel …excerpt … In a country that ranks among the world’s highest for average number of sunny days per year, solar energy has long been seen as a key natural resource here. …The technology, a system of rotating dishes made up of mirrors, is capable of harnessing up to 75 percent of incoming sunlight – roughly five times the capacity of traditional solar panels. In addition, using mirrors to reduce the number of photovoltaic cells needed, it makes the cost of solar energy roughly comparable to fossil fuels. …While this technology has been implemented elsewhere, Israeli start-up ZenithSolar – working in conjunction with Israel’s Ben-Gurion University – is a pioneer in combining it with a water-based cooling system that increases the photovoltaic cells’ efficiency and produces thermal energy to boot. …“We’re the first to develop a cogeneration machine which will harness sunlight to produce thermal energy together with electrical energy at the same time,” This flagship plot of 16 dishes known as “Z20”s – which look like semiflattened satellite dishes with the texture of a disco ball – will generate about half of the total energy needs of this community of some 200 families.

THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS …Why is it that Arizona, which is nearly dead center in the heart of the southwest sun-belt and home to nearly as many sunny days as Israel, is NOT the American center for solar…? Michael Crow, President of ASU, Arizona’s largest state run institution of “higher” learning would much rather dedicate his time and that of his staff and university faculty to discuss the relative merit of whether or not to grant an honorary degree to the current President of the United States, or to defend action to raise tuition to extraordinary heights for in-state students.

Help me, please, besides claiming the title to being one of America’s great “party- schools” what other area of note does ASU claim…? Why are ASU and University of Arizona in Tucson and NAU in Flagstaff NOT all targeted on solar and/or wind power generation…? If nothing else, let’s send personnel from all these institutions to Israel and learn from them, seek their assistance, ask for their help, my God, folks the path we are walking is crazy. Let’s get over any hubris we still harbor and reach out for all the assistance we can possibly get and honestly offer our assistance in return.

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

…“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

… “they must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority” … G. Massey, Egyptologist

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …
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And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.

Respectfully submitted,

Arizona Ponzi scheme

The Earth Is a Ponzi Scheme on the Verge of Collapse…By Matthew Stein, Huffington Post. Posted April 28, 2009. … excerpt … http://www.alternet.org/water …Our model of exponential growth in consumption of energy, natural resources and raw materials cannot last forever. …Bernie Madoff sure made a name for himself, didn’t he? First he made a name for himself as a “Wall Street Genius” whose coveted firm not only promised, but consistently delivered, extraordinarily high annual returns on investment, even when the economy was down. More recently he made a name for himself as the architect of the largest and most notorious “Ponzi Scheme” in history, bilking investors out of as much as 50 billion dollars!

So, is it true that we are running our planet like a Ponzi scheme? And if this is true, does it mean that we must inevitably face collapse, as all Ponzi schemes must eventually end in catastrophe?
The illusion that the “Free Market” is the logical savior of our world has been maintained by the promise of riches and an ever increasing standard of living and lifespan that has been demonstrated by the industrialized world for the past several hundred years. On the surface, who can look at the apparent success of America, and not come to that quick conclusion? However, when you look deeper, you will find that this success is built on a business model based upon exponential growth, and that this growth must be fed by a similar exponential growth in consumption of energy, natural resources, raw materials, and in the continuous expansion to new markets. All of this is well and good when the world has an abundant supply of undeveloped lands and unused resources, but it starts coming apart as that same world approaches its natural limits to growth and consumption.

THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS …To the degree and to the extent I am able I invite you to go to …http://www.alternet.org/water … and read the entire article for yourself. It is quite possible you may find the tone and author’s assessment of America unsettling as he causes one to assess the degree to which we each have brought into the magic of the “free market” economic system…?

As a current resident of the State of Arizona, we epitomize adherence to exponential unrestricted unsustainable growth as the basis for our state economy. We live in a bubble believing that a Houdini type trick can be attained gifting us with – water – upon which to continue our exponential growth in the midst of growing data suggesting a prolong decline in all the water serving us. Arizona is not the only State in America or the West to grasp at a fleeting mirage called – water – the root source to support any form of life or an economy. All of those states dependent upon water from the once “mighty” Colorado River are each hiding their water reality from their citizens.

At the outset it is now readily apparent the water allocations agreed to in 1922, with the Compact of the River, were based, albeit, unwittingly on water flows which have only extremely infrequently been achieved. Adjudicated at 15 million acre feet of water the Colorado River historically produces approx 11 million acre feet of water some 27% less water than anticipated. Yet our “water” disputes even today are formulated on a fictitious 15 million acre feet flow. How utterly stupid can we be…? Our disputes are over water that does not exist. We spend literally millions of dollars of taxpayer money every year to sent regulators, government officials, legislators, federal, state, county, city, to seminars, conferences, committee meetings, symposiums to discuss allocation of the Colorado River and its water … HELLO … for what…? They return and dutifully report a “new” or “breakthrough” has been achieved … based on a fictitious water flow … when does this end…?

Is this not a form of a Ponzi scheme in which we willingly participate…? We can stop this Ponzi scheme in its tracks by demanding and accepting ONLY full, open, honest, timely DISCLOSURE. The choice is one each of us must make.

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

…“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

… “they must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority” … G. Massey, Egyptologist

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …
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And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.

Respectfully submitted,

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Leadership milestones at hand … Honeymooners need marriage counseling … Gov. Brewer can’t seem to get beyond inherited budget crisis … By Paul Davenport … Associated Press … 4/27/09… Phoenix – Elevated into higher office by Janet Napolitano’s departure for Washington, Jan Brewer will mark her 100th day as governor much as she started – with a budget crisis looming over state government and no clear picture of how the state will get out of it. The Republican-led Legislature had welcomed the replacement of Democrat Napolitano by a fellow member of the GOP, hoping that a like-minded executive would work hand in hand with them on closing the massive shortfall in the state budget.

THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS … Gov. Brewer appears quite strident in this picture some journalist captured of her and perhaps she has reason for wearing this face of disgust. The political party – Republicans – to which our Governor swears allegiance appears quite out of touch with Arizona reality as they are stuck in a sort of time warp of yesterday, where they could easily conduct business behind closed doors and not a word be said in corporate owned mass media. The Presidential election in November past ushered in a new era which says “open-the-door-let-us-in” for if you don’t we will exert force to open it. Not the force at the point of a gun or threat or intimidation, NO, the force of will at the ballot box where you get tossed out. Good-bye, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

You don’t get it, do you…? “We” – that’s the citizens of Arizona – demand full, open, honest, timely DISCLOSURE, so this behind closed door stuff has to go. Got, it…?

Stop pointing finger at the Napolitano administration, get over it, the state’s economy is in the tank and yes there is more than sufficient “blame” if that is what one needs to go around. Please remember Gov. Brewer, you Republicans have controlled the Arizona Legislature for the past 10 years. And therefore even while the Democrat – Napolitano – was Governor Arizona’s purse strings was always under Republican care, custody and control…?

If you honestly want help, Gov. Brewer, “we” – that’s the citizens of Arizona – will give it to you, but you’ve got to come clean and out in open, no more of this … “we can’t tell you, it’s secret” … Open the doors, let us in, hear us out. Yes, at first, we’re most likely going to be more than a bit angry and such, grin and bear it, just ride it out, hear what we say. Given a bit of time, the truth will resonate and together we’ll discover a path. It will not be easy and it will be messy, and know this when it’s over, we’re going to “call the shots” not you nor that bunch plausibly called – legislators.

Remember Governor and you Legislators, too – you – answer to us, we do not answer to you. That’s how representative democracy works.
We’re really ready, Governor, to help put a smile on your face, all it takes is for you to believe and have faith in us.

Ready to give it a try…?

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

…“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

… “they must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority” … G. Massey, Egyptologist

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …
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And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.

Respectfully submitted,

Just as the “wise” today, attempt

Rivers in some of the world’s most populous regions are losing water, according to a comprehensive study of global stream flows. …Water & Wastewater News …NCAR Study Blames Climate for River Water Loss…April 27, 2009 … The research, led by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo., suggests that the reduced flows in many cases are associated with climate change and could potentially threaten future supplies of food and water…The results will be published May 15 in the American Meteorological Society’s Journal of Climate. The research was supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), NCAR’s sponsor…”The distribution of the world’s fresh water, already an important topic,” says Cliff Jacobs of NSF’s Division of Atmospheric Sciences, “will occupy front and center stage for years to come in developing adaptation strategies to a changing climate.”…The scientists, who examined stream flows from 1948 to 2004, found significant changes in about one-third of the world’s largest rivers. Of those, rivers with decreased flow outnumbered those with increased flow by a ratio of about 2.5 to 1. Several of the rivers channeling less water serve large populations, including the Yellow River in northern China, the Ganges in India, the Niger in West Africa, and the Colorado River in the southwestern United States.

THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS …It appears while we have not precise understanding as to – why – the Colorado River flow is decreasing, flow studies from an increasing variety of sources indicate a substantive decrease has been in the “norm” for the past approx 60 years. While in terms of geologic time 60 years represents not even the mere blink of an eye, in terms of human life, it encompasses several generations.

Those of us – in the Western USA – totally dependent upon water from the Colorado River might, one can imagine, choose to address whether the manner in which we are utilizing this water is fundamentally sustainable..? One need not be “Mensa” to ascertain the West is essentially – arid – on life-support by virtue of man-made artificial water diversion machinations. Even without the ominous decreasing Colorado River flow building an unsustainable life style in the long term.

Yet, happily ignoring any of the myriad of signs – “mother nature” – continuously provides to us living in the so-called – Sun-Belt – we watch mostly without comment or disclosure, of course, as another 1,000 new house appear on what only yesterday was an arid desert vista. We curse the commute to work, we curse the heat when our car is hot and we even curse the rain from the summer monsoon storm when its flow blocks the road leading us home.

We visit the ruins of the Hohokam and yet learn nothing. Nor do we choose to understand why Zunigoot and Chaco Canyon fell into ruin..? We look, but we don’t see, we’re smarter than them, just look at the “stuff” from our intellect we have created…? We’re not going into demise like them…? Maybe not, but it is difficult to believe the “wise” among them did not attempt to give voice to the unsustainable they saw around them, just as the “wise” today, attempt.

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

…“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

… “they must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority” … G. Massey, Egyptologist

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …
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And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.

Respectfully submitted,

While not a perfect solution

Public records law must keep up with evolving technology….April 26, 2009, 7:53 p.m…Tucson Citizen … Editorial…A bill in the Legislature would make it easier for state agencies to provide public records – and would make the process more environmentally friendly too. …SB 1305 would require public bodies that keep records electronically to provide them on CD-ROM or another electronic format upon request. …The bill is sponsored by Sen. Jay Tibshraeny, a Chandler Republican. …It would make the process faster and cheaper with information that is easier to search. And it makes printing a stack of documents unnecessary. …Public records law must keep up with evolving technology. This bill would help accomplish that.

THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS …While perhaps not the perfect solution it does appear to represent a correct step respecting timely disclosure to the public. “WE” – that’s you and me – must remain ever vigilant to determine the disclosure provided is in fact, full, open, honest and timely, and accept nothing less.

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

…“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

… “they must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority” … G. Massey, Egyptologist

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …
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And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.

Respectfully submitted,

WATER … might it be the key

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THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS … News headlines and internet blog sites around the world flash the words pandemic, global hysteria a health panic approaches. As government planners, health experts, politicians, academia and business huddle to assess, hoping to find just one more finger to plug into the ever larger dike holding back cataclysmic events of our own creation, might it be the answer is much closer than we choose to comprehend…?

Whatever catastrophic event in the moment we fear, there are always present two ingredients – air – water – which are inexorably intertwined. Both we, especially in America, have made our garbage/trash cans objects discarded without regard. Yet upon each – man’s – very life depends, hanging in the balance.

Man today, American business prowess leading the way, we poison the water, the air and in the next breath wonder why swine flu erupts to indiscriminately kill.

Somewhere in the education man choose to provide today, we leave out one very important part … every man is comprised of at least 70% water … So might it be that until we choose to cleanse all the water we use in whatever form, water can only return to us, what we provide to it…?

While unquestioningly there remain some who can not accept that – water – has memory, it does, and like an elephant remembers all. What is the memory we choose collectively to provide to water…? We arbitrarily alter its course, place it in reservoirs, use it to drive the machines of our industry, to make our power, to wash our clothes, we bathe in it, use without restriction, then summarily send it down the drain into the sewer, wastewater we call it, out of mind and out of sight.

This wastewater as we euphemistically now call it quickly becomes someone else’s, maybe even yours again, potable (drinking) water. Often from the facet from which this “new” manufactured potable (drinking) water flows, we curse the taste, the smell, we choose not to drink the stuff it taste like crap and who do we hold accountable and responsible, certainly not you or me…?

Let us reflect for a moment, if we can, on our impact upon water. I know it is inconvenient, distasteful, you may even term unfair, but the truth remains, each of us is solely accountable and responsible for the treatment of water. I will gladly absolve children who have not as a result of age formed the requisite skills to choose.

Remembering two things (a) that water has memory, (b) that man is composed of at least 70% water, if the water we use to grow our crops, feed our swine, cleanse and use at the slaughter packing house is something less than clean and safe, what result do we honestly expect…? And where do we choose to often dump animal entrails and waste…? How about our rivers, lakes, oceans where it gets mixed and becomes part of the water in our food chain once again…?

It is quite simple should we choose to keep in mind the elementary essence of the hydrologic cycle and that all water moves in a circle. What yesterday was someone else’s wastewater is today that which you consume, bathe in and wash your clothes.

Swine flu, avian flu, mad-cow disease, cancer and all the rest spawn in an environment where water is present whether we like it or not. Water in some form is always present in all disease plaguing man. So might it make good sense to make sure that all water is clean and safe…?

Believe it or not, the choice is yours, but – water – is the place to begin.

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

…“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

… “they must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority” … G. Massey, Egyptologist

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …
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And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.

Respectfully submitted,

LAME …!

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Arizona Governor’s Earth Day message: Use water wisely…by Bob McClay/KTAR …April 22nd, 2009 …Arizona Governor Jan Brewer used Earth Day to talk about environmental issues at a luncheon in downtown Phoenix. She is calling on Arizonans to use water wisely. …”My administration has a proposal out there and we call it the three Rs, you know, and basically and very quickly, it’s reducing waste and inefficiency by using water properly and smart appliances and products.” …The governor also advocates using recycled water and remembering the value of water and taking care of our water supply. …She said her administration is also working hard to attract solar businesses to the state. “And we are working with the people outside of the state and people within the state to insure that it’s a lot easier to do business here and making it a good environment to come and set up business here in Arizona so that we can create jobs.” …The governor says Earth Day should serve as a reminder to Arizonans that water is a valuable commodity in our desert climate and should be used wisely.

THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS … I think I am beginning to comprehend how Arizona is able to continuously maintain our “ostrich” position keeping our heads buried in the sand respecting – water – it’s because of “lame” reporting and even “lamer” comments by our Governor.

Hello, Governor, you note …”My administration has a proposal out there and we call it the three Rs, you know” … and then you do not clearly, nor concisely, or understandably delineate what the three R’s are…? Might it be, Governor, since Arizona has no official state-wide enforceable drought management plan – water – is NOT seen as a problem…? As I noted to you in prior writings I must say, your choice to lead our State’s foremost environmental enforcement agency – ADEQ – appears to have baggage respecting how he chose to answer Congress’s questions during his tenure with EPA, so I don’t necessarily expect him to be forthcoming with the citizens of Arizona on those issues relating to our – water – do you…?

I would invite you, Governor, to consider that before the citizens of Arizona, remember us, we’re the ones you swore “to serve and to protect,” can use water wisely as you suggest, we need full, open, honest, timely DISCLOSURE of all information affecting our water.

Withhold nothing, or is that asking too much…?

And get a new speech writer, your Earth Day water message is totally lame.

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

…“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

… “they must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority” … G. Massey, Egyptologist

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …
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And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.

Respectfully submitted,

Where’s our seat… ?

Arizona must have role in discussion …The Arizona Republic …http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/opinions/articles/2009/04/24/20090424fri2-24.html … If you’re not at the table, you’re likely to be on the menu. That colorful image, referred to by Gov. Jan Brewer, sums up why Arizona must stay in the Western Climate Initiative. The group, formed in 2007 to devise regional tools to curb greenhouse gases, might seem irrelevant now that Congress has taken on the issue. It’s not. Participating in the WCI is more important than ever, as Brewer pointed out in a speech to Valley Forward on Wednesday.

THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS …There is I believe an adage which might offer us some guidance in this instance … “to be forewarned, is to be forearmed” … however one might choose to characterize any view presented. My concern is I do not see anything in the current format which promotes or includes or even allows CITIZEN input. Remember us – “we” – are the ones you public servants swore an oath “to serve & to protect”…? We are the ones reputedly you (public servants) represent and from whom it seems to me you take your “marching-orders” as we do not serve you, it is you, who serve us…?

To enable us to make logically cognitive decisions “we” demand a seat at this table as well as full, open, honest, timely DISCLOSURE, any questions…?

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

…“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

… “they must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority” … G. Massey, Egyptologist

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …
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And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.

Respectfully submitted,

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