IF YOU’VE FOLLOWED HER STORY OVER THE YEARS

A Perspective … in the end it’s all about disclosure & transparency

IF YOU’VE FOLLOWED HER STORY OVER THE YEARS, THEN PERHAPS YOU WILL JOIN WITH ME AND HOPE THAT JUSTICE IS HONESTLY ADMINISTRED … BUT I WONDER IF IN THESE CHAOTIC TIMES THAT IS POSSIBLE…?

Blackfeet woman sees end to 14-year govt fight …05-22-2010 • AP …

Her appearance offered an unexpected glimpse of a woman who had built a reputation for fearlessness after 14 years standing toe-to-toe with the federal government in an attempt to recover billions of dollars of squandered Indian trust money.

2010 ELECTIONS BRING THEM ON

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . .
The 2010 Elections: Bring ‘em on …! …The Huffington Post dailybrief@huffingtonpost.com … 23 Dec 09 … excerpted …

I’m looking forward to the 2010 elections. We need them. …Many dread how badly the election is shaping up. Commentators predict double digit Democratic losses in the House and further retreat from the sixty vote threshold in the Senate. We fear a progressive era strangled in its infancy.

But there’s a sunny side too. The election can bring the fight out of us. We can turn complaints about how bad things are into complaints about how we got here and how long it will take us to dig out. Like in 2008, the elections in 2010 give us an opportunity to point out the failures of long conservative reign and dare conservatives to try to take us backward.

Don’t like the deficit? Three times as much of it came from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (unpaid for) and the Bush tax cuts (without offsets) as from the Obama’s Recovery Act.

Don’t like the job situation? We lost 11,000 jobs in November. That’s bad. But we lost 533,000 jobs in November of last year, the crowning achievement of Bush’s presidency. It will take a long time to turn this around. But at least we’re turning.

Frustrated about health care reform? Me too. But don’t forget how bad it was. Health care spending rose from 13.8 percent of GDP when Bush took office to 16.6 percent last year — even as the number of uninsured grew by a million people every year. So we spent more every year but got less for it. In personal terms, the cost of a family premium more than doubled, from $5,791 in 1999 to $12,680 in 2008.
A few years ago, guaranteed, affordable health care for all was an impossible dream. Now it’s just a few votes away. Let’s thank the progressive forces that got us this far rather than assailing them for compromise. Save the attacks for the forces that compelled the compromise.

Other changes haven’t even begun to take effect. We’re beginning efforts to regulate financial markets so Wall Street serves the real economy, not the other way around. We’re taking baby steps towards energy independence, and even starting to make sure that the components of our new energy economy are made in America — so we don’t replace a dependence on foreign oil with a dependence on foreign manufacturing. We’re starting to reign in private contractors who took over public functions but left the public interest behind, especially in Afghanistan and Iraq.

We want those things to happen. All that and more. But we won’t get there if we start circling the firing squad over who’s to blame over health care reform. We know who’s to blame. Obstructionist senators, obsolete 60 vote filibuster rules, and giant corporations who buy their influence. Our deep hole comes compliments of conservative ideologues who valued private interest over the common good.
The President doesn’t talk about that much
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In a non-election year, the leader of our great democracy chose to govern not to campaign. Senators who wanted change tried in good faith to work with Senators who preferred failure to reform. They treated gridlock like bad weather, a chance misfortune, not a deliberate strategy by the opposition party.

An election year can be different. We can bring the fight back — for the ideas and ideals that will put the government on the side of working people and heal our broken economy. The people want these changes. An election is a chance to fight. Bring it on

2010 can bring the change we seek, it’s up to us to choose …

… In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act…George Orwell

Temporary tax, sure, what a laugh

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . .
It might be time for “us” to contemplate there is NO such thing as a temporary tax and politicians irrespective of their alleged political stripe fall in love with sales taxes. Temporary sales taxes especially always become “necessary” though their originally intended purpose morphs into what in that moment is the “hot-button” dilemma.

Sales taxes on items such as food, housing and health care in particular are characteristically unfair as they fall heaviest on those at the lower end of our financially defined society, but really the members of the Phoenix City Council don’t give a damn, because it’s a quick solution to a vexing problem.

This mushroomed city budget did not occur overnight or just last year, rather it has been in the making for years. During that time “we” … that’s you and me … chose to be deaf, dumb, silent as we are now.

Let’s see do I have this right … Phoenix city budget … big deficit … Arizona state budget … giant deficit … State economy in the toilet … Unemployment growing … solution posed by those who swore an oath “to serve & to protect” … RAISE SALES TAXES … are “we” really believe this represents FRESH IDEAS … and thinking outside the box …?

… “Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear” … Harry S. Truman

INTERNET GAMBLING IS SAFE

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . Gambling, gaming, games of chance appear to be a part of the human experience long before we gained the ability to talk or walk on two feet.

So to believe that Congress will eliminate internet gambling is a joke as you can bet your boots that corporate America has a huge investment in making sure it survive$ and most profitably.
Internet gambling again in play … Rep Barney Frank (D-Mass.), right, is working on legislation that would legalize and regulate poker, mah-jongg and other online wagering. Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), left, vows to oppose such efforts. ..By Dan Eggen …Washington Post Staff Writer … Sunday, February 7, 2010
Poker lobbyists are ramping up an aggressive push backed by millions of dollars to legalize Internet gambling in the United States this year, hoping to overcome passionate objections from social conservatives, sports leagues and other longtime opponents.
Partly bankrolled by offshore gambling companies, the campaign has already persuaded the Obama administration to delay enforcement of a 2006 law cracking down on Internet wagers.
The fact that our President and Congress are loosening any restrictions on off-shore banking only contributes to the $uccess of gambling and enhancing the bottom line of America’s captains of commerce and owner$ of our American Congress and Presidency.

“Your greatest weapon is in your enemy’s mind” … Buddha

… “Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear” … Harry S. Truman

“honest” John … mislead…?

PERSPECTIVEWhat is NOT disclosed nor made transparent …?

If I give “honest” John a pass on his statement he was mislead on the bailout … is “honest” John going to give me and you a pass that we were mislead by the banks and lending institutions on the rate and percentage of interest they charge us on credit cards, home mortgages…?

I don’t’ think so
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Bottom line … irrespective of how any author of any article or posting chooses to be anointed … you need to ask …what does it look like for me (you) when it’s fixed …?

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“People should NEVER be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people” …

“Your greatest weapon is in your enemy’s mind” … Buddha

“Everyone has the RIGHT to clean & accessible water, adequate for the health & well-being of the individual & family & NO one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… And let me be even a bit bolder … I am most willing to present and discuss any water or wastewater issue with any audience in Arizona where honest two way dialog is permitted …

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If I read this headline correctly I am being asked to shed a tear for Arizona banker’s…?

PERSPECTIVE … What is not disclosed nor made transparent …?

If I read this headline correctly I am being asked to shed a tear for Arizona banker’s…?

While “honest” John McCain may have been mislead by the bailout, the parent’s of Arizona’s major banks greedily fed at the public-hog-trough.

Those still STRUGGLING are “we” … that’s you and me … still we choose to remain deaf, dumb, silent and ever hopeful for a few meager crumbs of hand-outs from Washington … there’s a movie in there somewhere.

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“People should NEVER be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people” …

“Your greatest weapon is in your enemy’s mind” … Buddha

“Everyone has the RIGHT to clean & accessible water, adequate for the health & well-being of the individual & family & NO one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… And let me be even a bit bolder … I am most willing to present and discuss any water or wastewater issue with any audience in Arizona where honest two way dialog is permitted …

Why the need for all the rules, laws, stuff

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . .

If as we love to project America is, in fact, the land of the free why then are we daily subjected to literally thousands of laws, rules, regulations, stipulations, covenants, edicts, decrees and directives…?

And moreover they are quite often diametrically opposed to one another, conflicting, convoluted, contradictory, incompatible and paradoxical. And this myriad of laws are specifically designed to be most often seen and interpreted by us as somehow etched in stone, the equivalent of Ten Commandments presented to Moses or the Holy Grail. If each of these man-defined laws or rules are written to be as our – Ten Commandments – why then make them deliberately incomprehensible…?

But, here’s the question. Are they really…?

In a society wherein we each respectfully choose to be solely accountable and responsible for self, would there be need for the mechanism to administer and enforce this conglomerate which is so constructed that we choose to see it as necessary to enable this edifice to not only exist but to propagate…?

Interestingly most of us alive today in America have been educated to believe that without this smothering legacy and litany of laws and its punitive overseers our American society would collapse and utter chaos would prevail.

Again, I pose, it that really true…?

If the least bit true, and I pose it is utterly a sham, fake and bogus we see it as true only because of constant 24/7/365 bombardment of thinly veiled but ingeniously cloaked propaganda fostered by “military-industrial-congressional-corporate-banksters-interest$” designed solely to serve their want$ without the least honest concern for your or my, better immediate or long term interests.

Moreover as one examines even a meager handful of most of these laws, regulations and stipulations, we find they have been purposefully designed to … take away rights … which Americans fought to establish and upon which our embryonic nation was founded.

When one more closely scrutinizes most of these laws, rules, regulations, stipulations, covenants, edicts, decrees and directives promulgated especially in the law 40 years a common denominator presents itself for our inspection. The overwhelming majority of these promulgated laws serve only to … take rights away from you and me … and gift them to that ubiquitous artificial person – corporations – the 900# gorilla in our midst. But don’t take my word for it, I invite you to do your own investigation and draw your own conclusion.

I wonder if in the process of walking out of my door and to my vehicle, if in that simple act, I have not broken a number of inane and innocuous rules, regulations or edicts to which I am totally unaware as I was not provided full, open, honest, timely disclosure of their content or context. But in the scheme of things the very last thing the “military-industrial-congressional-corporate-banksters-interest$” want is for you or me to be AWARE as their game can only exist and hold power from behind closed doors and from dark secreted places.

Yea, I hear, you, another conspiracy nut case, so don’t pay any attention to this guy, right…? If that be your determination, so be it, go forth and blindly live according to the dictates of others being content to remain oblivious to what is true for you.

Is it conspiratorial to question why “we” … that’s you and me … can not get straight forward answers to even the most simple of questions from most currently elected governmental officials, board members or most public servants…?

Is it conspiratorial to find when one pursues and actually follows the money as Deep Throat so eloquently noted to the Washington Post reporter diligently tracking the corruption of then President Richard Nixon, today unleashed upon them are the “off-the-books-off-the-record” … black ops contingent … solely design to administer pure unmitigated fear…?

Is it conspiratorial to note the degree of terror hoisted upon anyone who dares become a “whistle-blower” as the techniques available to our government sanctioned black ops contingent can have one quickly rendition in a heart beat or meet with an untimely death…?

Gone is the unrestricted sense of freedom of the 1960’s when our streets and college campuses, in particular, were often filled with students, mothers, kids, factory worker, young, old, black, white exercising their RIGHT to FREEDOM OF SPEECH, something which today’s Americans can only read about in history books, see, if they are lucky in movies or read in novels.

Is it conspiratorial to look aghast when those reputed to be officers of the court, keepers of the peace act as they frequently do in Maricopa County, Arizona like the historical vigilantes of the old west dispensing “justice” as they alone determine…?

Is it conspiratorial to question how Arizona, a state reputedly with a devastating budget deficit can always afford to send its elected officials, especially Mayors and Governors, around the world to seminars, conferences, meetings in either private air craft or first class air lines, with limos and five star hotel to entertain them, but is unable to find adequate funds for quality education of it school age children, or adequate mental health care for its afflicted citizens…?

Is it conspiratorial to ask of our Governor, State Legislature and our public agencies like Az Dept Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and Az Dept Water Resources (ADWR) to show “us” … that’s you and me …
in a clear, concise, understandable manner … where’s tomorrows WATER for Arizona…? Prove to us beyond a reasonable doubt that Arizona HAS both adequate water to support the growth anticipated and SAFE water..?

Oh, by the way … “we” … that’s you and me … establish the parameters for what qualifies as SAFE water.

Conspiracy is an agreement between persons to deceive, mislead, or defraud others of their legal rights, or to gain an unfair advantage. The aura of conspiracy is pervasive within our current system of government even though we may not choose to see or endorse it. Denying its existence will not make it go away. On the other hand, admitting its existence and then taking direct action to root it out quickly leads to a quite different paradigm. This is a paradigm where truth prevails and full, open, honest, timely disclosure and transparency live eliminating those dark secreted places where conspiracy breeds.

The question becomes … by which paradigm do YOU choose to live…?

… “Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear”… Harry S Truman

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