Just remember when the chips ae down … he who has the gold, rules… and the CAP – – Phoenix & Tucson … own the gold … voter$$$$

…Just remember when the chips ae down … he who has the gold, rules… and the CAP – – Phoenix & Tucson … own the gold … voter$$$$…

CAP makes presentation on water plan By DK McDONALD  ….the Daily News ……Nov 8, 20 Top of FormBottom of Form ….

MOHAVE VALLEY — About 120 area residents squeezed into the Mohave Valley Irrigation & Drainage District office Tuesday to hear a presentation by a Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District representative regarding the transfer of water rights from farms in Mohave Valley for use in the Phoenix and Tucson areas.

Perri Benemelis, Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District water supply program manager, offered MVIDD board members and residents an explanation of CAGRD’s statutory mission, as well as an introduction to the rotational fallowing program that CAGRD hopes to implement within MVIDD.

Vince Vasquez, MVIDD Division II director, excused himself from the presentation because of a conflict of interest; he works for Water Property Investor, LLC, which is selling land to CAGRD. 

The sale of seven properties to CAGRD is contingent on modifiying a current MVIDD resolution to allow water to move out of the district, Benemelis said. The closing of the sale is scheduled for mid-February.

MVIDD Resolution No. 90-01, passed in 1989 and revised in 2008, prohibits the transfer of contracted water outside of the water district’s boundaries.

Bet Trump is salivating wishing he could l doth every same thing…

clip_image001…Bet Trump is salivating wishing he could l doth every same thing…

Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman Consolidates Power & Purges Rivals Under “Anti-Corruption” Pretense

 

STORYNOVEMBER 09, 2017 ……..Saudi authorities arrested scores of prominent officials over the weekend, including 10 princes, four ministers and dozens of former ministers, in a massive shakeup by King Salman aimed at consolidating power for his son, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the main architect of the kingdom’s war in Yemen. Among those arrested was Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world’s richest people, with an estimated net worth of at least $17 billion. Talal has investments in many well-known U.S. companies, like Apple, Twitter, Citigroup—and Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, News Corp. The arrests, on unspecified “corruption” charges, came just hours after the crown prince convened a new anti-corruption committee with wide-ranging powers to detain and arrest anyone accused and to search their homes and seize their assets. Meanwhile, the White House said President Trump called King Salman to offer thanks for the kingdom’s purchases of billions of dollars in U.S. weaponry, while praising what it called the kingdom’s “modernization drive.” We speak with Toby Jones, associate professor of history and director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University, and with Afrah Nasser, Yemeni journalist and founder and editor-in-chief of the Sana’a Review.

…At this stage of the game this at best is simply “wishful” thinking…and dangerous…

…At this stage of the game this at best is simply “wishful” thinking…and dangerous…

The Politics of Trump Have Been Repudiated

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon ………After Tuesday’s Democratic wins, can anyone doubt the Republican brand is tarnished? More payback is coming. ……….READ MORE»

Elect Sinema and get more equitable social services

clip_image002…Elect Mc Sally get more Trump…

…Elect Sinema get a woman willing to truly be bi-partisan…

Elect McSally get more military and war …

Elect Sinema and get more equitable social services…

…And what, you want us to believe that Trump’s action has made America Great Again…hello…????

…And what, you want us to believe that Trump’s action has made America Great Again…hello…????

One Year After Trump Got Elected, Democracy Is in Major Peril

Education is disdained, hate crimes are up, and we’re all overstimulated.

By Henry Giroux / The Conversation…..November 8, 2017, 3:01 PM GMT………Donald Trump was elected president of the United States a year ago today.

His ascendancy in American politics has made visible a culture of cruelty, a contempt for civic literacy, a corrupt mode of governance and a disdain for informed judgment that has been decades in the making.

It also points to the withering of civic attachments, the undoing of civic culture, the decline of public life, the erosion of any sense of shared citizenship and the death of commanding visions.

As he visits Asia this week in a trip that those in the White House, as usual, feared could careen spectacularly off the rails, the world is once again witnessing how Trump’s history of unabashed racism and politics of hate is transformed into a spectacle of fear, divisions and disinformation.

Under Trump, the plague of mid-20th century authoritarianism and apocalyptic populism have returned in a unique American form. A year later, people in Asia and the rest of the world are watching, pondering how such a dreadful event and retreat from democracy could have taken place.

How could a liberal society give up its ideals so quickly? What forces have undermined education to the extent that a relatively informed electorate allowed such a catastrophe to happen in an alleged democracy?

George Orwell’s “ignorance is strength” motto in 1984 has materialized in the Trump administration’s attempts not only to rewrite history, but also to obliterate it. What we are witnessing is not simply politics but also a reworking of the very meaning of education both as an institution and as a broader cultural force.

Trump, along with Fox News, Breitbart and other right-wing cultural institutions, echoes one of totalitarianism’s most revered notions: That truth is a liability and ignorance a virtue.

As the distinction between fact and fiction is maligned, so are the institutions that work to create informed citizens. In Trump’s post-truth and alternative-facts worldview, nothing is true, making it difficult for citizens to criticize and hold power accountable.

beware when American women choose to fully exercise their legitimate power

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