Saturday, January 6, 2018

"Post Updated"


Ad hominem attacks - not so much.

Ad hominem (Latin for "to the man" or "to the person"), short for argumentum ad hominem, is an argumentative strategy whereby an argument is rebutted by attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of the person making the argument, or persons associated with the argument, rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself.

Sincerely,

Tim & Cindy

"Machinery Row Deed In Lieu of Forclosure"

Dear City of Racine Alderpersons,
It simply looks like yet another bad deal for City of Racine Taxpayers and Residents.

The Machinery Row properties purchased by a City of Racine Taxpayer loan of  $4.5M are now only worth $3,885,260.00, according to WI DOR Property Transfer Records.

https://arrestrecordsofracinewipublicofficials.wordpress.com/2018/01/06/racine-county-eye-reports-that-the-city-of-racine-rda-has-been-granted-the-machinery-row-deeds-in-lieu-of-foreclosure/

Wishing you better luck in the future on your next risky real estate gambling "Casino" with taxpayer money.

Sincerely,

Tim & Cindy

"Enjoy the Depreciation"

In December 2014, the city made FDP a $4.5 million loan, from the intergovernmental sewer agreement shared-revenue fund, so Blackwell could buy out three property owners and show the state he controlled the property. That allowed him to meet an end-of-year deadline and be awarded $9 million in state historic tax credits.

The only physical work that was done at Machinery Row during Blackwell’s ownership was the demolition of the northernmost section of 900 Water St., the larger of the two buildings, and some site cleanup.

On Dec. 16, the city declared Blackwell in default on his loan. Until Wednesday evening, it was unclear what would happen with the Machinery Row plan since that occurrence.

https://arrestrecordsofracinewipublicofficials.wordpress.com/2018/01/06/racine-county-eye-reports-that-the-city-of-racine-rda-has-been-granted-the-machinery-row-deeds-in-lieu-of-foreclosure/

"More Fallout From The Dickert Disaster"

Paul Curtin saved the North Beach Oasis and turned it into a popular profit center for the City. Lying' John coveted it - took it away from Mr. Curtin and gave it to his friends!
NOW - with Lying' John gone - "the friends" don't want it anymore.....


So WHAT changed? The kickbacks? The Vig? What goes in and out the back door at Festival Hall?

Hmmmmmm.....

Mar 27, 2017:

RACINE — Fans of Benjamin Beer Co., 507 Sixth St., are one step closer to enjoying its products under the summer sun on North Beach.

On Monday night, the city Finance and Personnel Committee unanimously approved a proposal, pending a fiscal note before the next City Council meeting, which would allow Benjamin Beer Co., Inc., to operate the concession services at the North Beach Bath House, known to many as the North Beach Oasis.

Kathryn Kasper, purchasing agent for the city of Racine, said the city put out two official bid notices and hadn’t heard any responses from anyone.

“It’s a bit of a tough concession to run, we understand that,” Kasper said adding Benjamin Beer Co. approached the city with an offer. “We felt that it was a fair proposal.”

If approved by the City Council, Kasper said the company is willing to pay the city 15 percent of its revenue made at the facility during the first year and 20 percent the second year.

In the past, contracts for vendors lasted five years but Kasper said as the city will be studying the best uses for North Beach as part of the “North Beach Master Plan,” this contract is for two years.

http://journaltimes.com/news/local/benjamin-beer-could-run-north-beach-oasis-starting-this-summer/article_7698e702-4771-5d3e-a0ae-37e69495e4ec.html

"Chainsaw Ice Racing"



How come I never heard of this? I sold my chainsaw years ago.

Open Blog - Weekend



And lotsa colors.

Friday, January 5, 2018

"You Do Something To Me" - Mario Lanza



Mario Lanza (born Alfredo Arnold Cocozza; January 31, 1921 – October 7, 1959) was an American tenor of Italian ancestry, and an actor and Hollywood film star of the late 1940s and the 1950s.

Lanza began studying to be a professional singer at the age of 16. After appearing at the Hollywood Bowl in 1947, Lanza signed a seven-year film contract with Louis B. Mayer, the head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, who saw his performance and was impressed by his singing. Prior to that, the adult Lanza had sung only two performances of an opera. The following year (1948), however, he sang the role of Pinkerton in Puccini's Madama Butterfly in New Orleans.[1]

His film d├ębut for MGM was in That Midnight Kiss (1949) with Kathryn Grayson and Ethel Barrymore. A year later, in The Toast of New Orleans, his featured popular song "Be My Love" became his first million-selling hit. In 1951, he played the role of tenor Enrico Caruso, his idol, in the biopic The Great Caruso, which produced another million-seller with "The Loveliest Night of the Year" (a song which used the melody of Sobre las Olas). The Great Caruso was the top-grossing film that year.[2]

The title song of his next film, Because You're Mine, was his final million-selling hit song. The song went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. After recording the soundtrack for his next film, The Student Prince, he embarked upon a protracted battle with studio head Dore Schary arising from artistic differences with director Curtis Bernhardt, and was eventually dismissed by MGM.[3]

Lanza was known to be "rebellious, tough, and ambitious."[4] During most of his film career, he suffered from addictions to overeating and alcohol which had a serious effect on his health and his relationships with directors, producers and, occasionally, other cast members. Hollywood columnist Hedda Hopper writes that "his smile, which was as big as his voice, was matched with the habits of a tiger cub, impossible to housebreak." She adds that he was the "last of the great romantic performers".[5] He made three more films before dying of an apparent pulmonary embolism at the age of 38. At the time of his death in 1959 he was still "the most famous tenor in the world".[6] Author Eleonora Kimmel concludes that Lanza "blazed like a meteor whose light lasts a brief moment in time".[7]

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Lanza

Fire and Fury


Don't mess with the Trumpster!  He will eat you for breakfast.

Four for Fridays!

I am so sorry that I am getting this posted so late I was up at 2am with Drew he had to go to work very early today. I went back to bed to just lay down and I fell asleep. Here are your questions.

1) When you go to bed does it take you a long time to fall asleep?

2) Do you feel like at night you just take naps or not?

3) Do you sleep straight through the night?

4) How many hours do sleep at night?

I hope you are staying warm and have a good weekend!

Open Blog - Friday


Howdy!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

"More Fallout From The Dickert Disaster"

 Paul Curtin saved the North Beach Oasis and turned it into a popular profit center for the City. Lying' John coveted it - took it away from Mr. Curtin and gave it to his friends!
NOW - with Lying' John gone - "the friends" don't want it anymore.....


So WHAT changed? The kickbacks? The Vig? What goes in and out the back door at Festival Hall?

Hmmmmmm.....

Mar 27, 2017:

RACINE — Fans of Benjamin Beer Co., 507 Sixth St., are one step closer to enjoying its products under the summer sun on North Beach.

On Monday night, the city Finance and Personnel Committee unanimously approved a proposal, pending a fiscal note before the next City Council meeting, which would allow Benjamin Beer Co., Inc., to operate the concession services at the North Beach Bath House, known to many as the North Beach Oasis.

Kathryn Kasper, purchasing agent for the city of Racine, said the city put out two official bid notices and hadn’t heard any responses from anyone.

“It’s a bit of a tough concession to run, we understand that,” Kasper said adding Benjamin Beer Co. approached the city with an offer. “We felt that it was a fair proposal.”

If approved by the City Council, Kasper said the company is willing to pay the city 15 percent of its revenue made at the facility during the first year and 20 percent the second year.

In the past, contracts for vendors lasted five years but Kasper said as the city will be studying the best uses for North Beach as part of the “North Beach Master Plan,” this contract is for two years.

http://journaltimes.com/news/local/benjamin-beer-could-run-north-beach-oasis-starting-this-summer/article_7698e702-4771-5d3e-a0ae-37e69495e4ec.html

Norton and Me

About three weeks ago, I removed Norton from my computer with the plan to reinstall it without so many permissions.  Norton will take over your computer if you let it.  Their headline product, Norton 360, did just that.  I've noticed that they've stopped making that horseshit program.  I've always gone with Norton Internet Security because it offers many more options and doesn't try to rape your machine.

I renewed my Norton back in June.  I remember that as I removed the program from my computer, it stated I had 199 days left.  Three weeks later, I go to reinstall my Norton and it says that my subscription has expired.  Boy, I got on the telephone to them after that.  And, no, my subscription has expired and did so back in June of last year.  They claimed I had no Norton products installed on my computer.  They say it's been 7 months since I had Norton.  WHAT?

This is the (cheap) thing with Norton: they will try to squeeze every last penny out of you.  After arguing on the telephone for two days, I told them to stick their fucking program up their asses.  Bingo.  My Norton products started working with the rest of my subscription showing.

Why in the fuck do they do that?  I've been a customer for 20 years and often I have to fight them for my rights.  I think what turned this one around was my statement to the customer service rep: "I can't make you do anything, but you and I both know that I have half a year of coverage coming.  You know who else knows?  God.  When you die, God will ask you why you screwed me over a measly $40."  Next day, I noticed my security was back up.

PayPal and Me

I got a letter stating that my PayPal account has been sold to some poor debt collector.

The same day, I got an email telling me that my new PayPal card has been mailed to me.

They must want the punishment.

"Rick Esenberg sits down to discuss our challenge to Brown County’s sales tax"

On the importance of the Rule of Law!
A great big THANKS! to Rick ESENBERG  and WILL for standing up for Wisconsin Taxpayers and Residents!
http://www.will-law.org/rick-esenberg-sits-discuss-challenge-brown-countys-sales-tax/

County Not Using Tax to Lower Property Tax Levy as Required by State Law


January 3, 2018 – Milwaukee, WI – Yesterday, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty filed suit against Brown County in state court, alleging that the County’s new Sales and Use Tax violates state law. The lawsuit is on behalf of the Brown County Taxpayers Association and a resident of Brown County, and also names the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue as a Defendant.

On May 17, 2017, the Brown County Board of Supervisors enacted an ordinance creating a 0.5% sales and use tax intended to go into effect on January 1, 2018.  The tax will fund $147 million in spending on projects like a new STEM center, library projects, road works, and museum exhibits.  Based on the County’s 2018 budget, the tax will raise over $22 million and spend close to $18 million in 2018 alone.

Although Wisconsin law permits counties to impose a “sales and use tax” of 0.5%, such a tax may only be imposed to reduce the existing property tax levy imposed by the County.  Brown County’s Sales Tax is not being used to reduce its property tax levy but is instead being used to evade the County’s levy limit and is therefore void and unenforceable.

“Brown County has enacted an illegal tax in violation of State law in order to fund projects that they could not otherwise fund,” said WILL’s President and General Counsel Rick Esenberg.  “By doing so they will raise the price for all taxed products and services in Brown County, increase the cost of living, and place an additional burden on vendors and consumers.  We have laws for a reason, and the reason for Wisconsin’s tax levy limits is to ensure political subdivisions like Brown County do not have unbounded authority to tax their residents.”

WILL’s complaint for the lawsuit can be found here.

WILL has been on the forefront of challenging illegal taxation and government spending in Wisconsin, including their successful effort to prevent Milwaukee from passing the utility costs of the Streetcar construction on to consumers and their ongoing challenge opposing the City of Eau Claire’s illegal creation and expansion of Tax Incremental Districts.

http://www.will-law.org/brown-county-illegal-sales-tax/

"County Not Using Tax to Lower Property Tax Levy as Required by State Law"

Dear Village Board -
From Rick Esenberg & WILL - On the importance of the Rule of Law!
A great big THANKS! to Rick ESENBERG  and WILL for standing up for Wisconsin Taxpayers and Residents!
http://www.will-law.org/rick-esenberg-sits-discuss-challenge-brown-countys-sales-tax/

County Not Using Tax to Lower Property Tax Levy as Required by State Law


January 3, 2018 – Milwaukee, WI – Yesterday, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty filed suit against Brown County in state court, alleging that the County’s new Sales and Use Tax violates state law. The lawsuit is on behalf of the Brown County Taxpayers Association and a resident of Brown County, and also names the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue as a Defendant.
On May 17, 2017, the Brown County Board of Supervisors enacted an ordinance creating a 0.5% sales and use tax intended to go into effect on January 1, 2018.  The tax will fund $147 million in spending on projects like a new STEM center, library projects, road works, and museum exhibits.  Based on the County’s 2018 budget, the tax will raise over $22 million and spend close to $18 million in 2018 alone.

Although Wisconsin law permits counties to impose a “sales and use tax” of 0.5%, such a tax may only be imposed to reduce the existing property tax levy imposed by the County.  Brown County’s Sales Tax is not being used to reduce its property tax levy but is instead being used to evade the County’s levy limit and is therefore void and unenforceable.

“Brown County has enacted an illegal tax in violation of State law in order to fund projects that they could not otherwise fund,” said WILL’s President and General Counsel Rick Esenberg.  “By doing so they will raise the price for all taxed products and services in Brown County, increase the cost of living, and place an additional burden on vendors and consumers.  We have laws for a reason, and the reason for Wisconsin’s tax levy limits is to ensure political subdivisions like Brown County do not have unbounded authority to tax their residents.”

WILL’s complaint for the lawsuit can be found here.

WILL has been on the forefront of challenging illegal taxation and government spending in Wisconsin, including their successful effort to prevent Milwaukee from passing the utility costs of the Streetcar construction on to consumers and their ongoing challenge opposing the City of Eau Claire’s illegal creation and expansion of Tax Incremental Districts.
Tread lightly and do no harm.

Please join Cindy and I is JUST SAYING NO to allowing Governor Scott Walker, Representatives Robin Vos,  Cory Mason & MTP President David DeGroot to violate the Wisconsin Constitution (and their Oath of Office) by granting special rights to Corporate interests, stealing people’s property, destroying multi-generational Farms alongside an entire long established Community, loosening environmental protections, permitting heavy metals water pollution, instituting slave labor wages, providing taxpayer subsidies to multi-billionaire Corporations, and politician overreach.


Sincerely,
Tim &Cindy

"Unique and beloved Madison restaurant Ella's Deli is closing"

The full-size carousel at Ella's Deli may have spun for the last time as the owners of the unique Madison restaurant announced Wednesday it's closing at the end of the month unless a buyer steps forward.

The restaurant on a well-trafficked spot on E. Washington Ave. with the neon hot air balloon sign beckoning the hungry and the curious for more than four decades will serve its last bowl of chicken matzo ball soup and french fried dill pickles on Jan. 31.

But owners Ken and Judy Balkin, who have owned the restaurant for 41 years, hope it doesn't come to that.

"There's nothing to be sorry about," Ken Balkin said in a phone interview Wednesday afternoon.
"We're optimistic someone in the community or from around the state will want to carry on the tradition here."

Customers don't just eat at Ella's Deli, they're entertained by the cool, retro gizmos and decorations on every wall, the ceiling and even the tables. Where else can diners eat burgers and slurp ice cream cones beneath a giant smiling banana on legs, a life-size robot with televisions in its stomach and Superman — cape flying — traveling on a track on the ceiling?

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/wisconsin/2018/01/03/unique-and-beloved-madison-restaurant-ellas-deli-closing/1000783001/

"10 Most Dangerous Space Missions"

Open Blog - Thursday


Fancy, schmancy.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Should Be Forgot, You Betcha

From the Shepherd Express:


December 26, 2017
4:16 PM



I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, this old year, this time 2017, is practically expired and again I’m thinking the less said about it the better.

But I will tell you’s I recall that at the beginning of this dying year I looked back at 2016 and said it had sucked, and my crystal ball told me to say that the future-2017 would also suck, but even more.

Cripes, I should’ve put my money where my mouth was ’cause if I had, I’d be living the luxury life on Easy Street and lighting my Pall Malls with $20 dollar bills, what the fock.

So yeah, the less said about 2017 the better and I’m sticking to it, this week anyways. But before I go, I got to say once again that if you’re out and about New Year’s Eve so’s to kick 2017 out the door, maybe I’ll see you over by the North Shore American Legion Post 331 up there in Shorewood on Wilson Drive just north of Capitol, 9 p.m. to midnight with the John Schneider Orchestra, Claire Morkin, MRS. FUN and some saxophone player, ring-a-ding-ding. It’s a suggested donation of $15, but as always, if you’d rather drop a grand or two at the door, there’d be no complaints.

So to the limit of my optimism, it bears repeating that I wish you all a happy focking New Year, and good luck with that what the fock, ’cause I’m Art Kumbalek and I told you so.

From: https://shepherdexpress.com/around-milwaukee/art-kumbalek/should-be-forgot-you-betcha/

Sounds like a case for WILL

Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty - http://www.will-law.org/

We are hoping to raise funds for legal expenses to fight the Village of Mount Pleasant's illegal use of eminent domain laws to take our brand-new home and give it to Foxconn for free.

On October 4th, 2017, we learned for the first time that Foxconn wanted to build its new LCD manufacturing plant on our property.  Prior to the public announcement, we had not been contacted by anyone from the Village of Mount Pleasant, Racine County or Foxconn before the public announcement.  David DeGroot and Jonathan Delagrave told the media that eminent domain would be used as a last resort.  However, the very first notice we received from the Village was a letter from Claud Lois telling us they were going to take our property due to widening of the roadways.  When I pointed out that we are no where near the roadways, they said they now intend to take our property under the Blight Elimination and Slum Clearance Act.

In 2006, the Wisconsin legislature signed into law 2005 Wisconsin Act 233 which prevents unblighted homes from being condemned for purposes of conveying that property to a private entity. The Village of Mount Pleasant and its high-priced lawyers are trying to find a way to ignore that law,  even though they have offered our neighbors $50,000 - $82,000 per acre for their farmland.  If they succeed, they will render that law meaningless, not just for us, but for all homeowners in Wisconsin.

They have said they will pay us fair market value.  That amount will not allow us to rebuild.  1+ acre lots are selling for nearly double what we paid for ours nine years ago.  Plus, new subdivisions require you to build bigger, more expensive homes. The taxes are much higher and they have HOA fees.  All of those costs would require us to take out a larger mortgage, which we cannot afford, nor should we have to.

Please help us send a message to Racine County and the Village of Mount Pleasant that they cannot bully homeowners and take their property in order to give it to a multi-billion dollar company.  If they or Foxconn want our property, they have to buy it at our price or leave us alone.

This has been an extremely stressful situation for me and my family.  After nine years, we were able to build a beautiful home in a quiet rural area that we love, and which is close to work and family.  We have not even spent one Christmas there and they want to just take it from us even though the laws say they cannot.  

https://www.gofundme.com/eminent-domain-abuse-in-wisconsin

"Earth's Rotation Slowing"

Scientists have found strong evidence that 2018 will see a big uptick in the number of large earthquakes globally. Earth's rotation, as with many things, is cyclical, slowing down by a few milliseconds per day then speeding up again.

You and I will never notice this very slight variation in the rotational speed of Earth. However, we will certainly notice the result, an increase in the number of severe earthquakes.

Geophysicists are able to measure the rotational speed of Earth extremely precisely, calculating slight variations on the order of milliseconds. Now, scientists believe a slowdown of the Earth's rotation is the link to an observed cyclical increase in earthquakes.

To start, the research team of geologists analyzed every earthquake to occur since 1900 at a magnitude above 7.0. They were looking for trends in the occurrence of large earthquakes. What they found is that roughly every 32 years there was an uptick in the number of significant earthquakes worldwide.


The team was puzzled as to the root cause of this cyclicity in earthquake rate. They compared it with a number of global historical datasets and found only one that showed a strong correlation with the uptick in earthquakes. That correlation was to the slowing down of Earth's rotation. Specifically, the team noted that around every 25-30 years Earth's rotation began to slow down and that slowdown happened just before the uptick in earthquakes. The slowing rotation historically has lasted for 5 years, with the last year triggering an increase in earthquakes.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/11/20/earths-rotation-is-mysteriously-slowing-down-experts-predict-uptick-in-2018-earthquakes/#73a7fb6b6f24

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Dear Village Board,
Is VP David DeGroot so pathetically obsessed - that the latest post doesn't even warrant the inclusion of an Honorable mention?

DOPE.

Get in where you fit in.
C'mon Dave - TRY HARDER.
Sincerely,
Tim & Cindy

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my friends and enemies!  How are you?  I'm still recovering from the holidays.  Sorry I didn't post last week.  I was rather "involved" with someone.  Santa better not talk  Everything is fine until we hit the whiskies.  That's blackout city for me.  And a headache and nausea upon my reawakening.  Lord, I should listen to Mr. OrbsCorbs in this area, but I'm just not ready to give it up.  You can have my booze when they pry the bottle from my cold, dead fingers.  No, seriously, I don't drink that much.  I have a business to run.  You can't do that and drunk so heavily.

Did the state make a lotta money off of speeders and drunks/drugged this past weekend?  I certainly hope so.  As far as I'm concerned, they should let the lawbreakers pay for our highways.  And let our prison population build them.  We can go right back to the days of slavery.

How about the recent temperatures?  I hope this entire winter is not as bitter as it has been.  Lord, I loathe the deep cold.  When it goes below zero night after night, it does something to my mind.  Senor Zanza has referred to it as "the stupid stare," but I know he's only joking.  I hope.  Junior is finally bundling up a little.  What is it with teenagers and their refusal to wear hats?  And jackets.  But they have plenty of underwear to show.  And trip over.

My God, have you seen the one in which not only has the young man 90% of his underwear showing, but they're shit-stained. Does that imply some new meaning to the underwear?  I really don't care about this, but you're often "trapped" into looking at someone's underwear.  I think a generation ago, our parents would have pulled down the pants, but no more!  Legalities cover more and more aspects of life.  So we get to stare at stupidity like that.

Hey, how about da Foxconn, ya hey?  This promises to be the greatest show on earth, in so many respects.  It should provide amusement for years.  And court proceedings for even longer.  The people who are being forced to sell and move have my sympathies.  Remember, we're a free country. 

I'll bet you that every type of scam artist known on earth will make an appearance here.  We need a "Foxconn cam" to document all of the convulsions and evolution.  I'm kind of glad that I'm on the downside of my life cycle.  I don't know if I could take the whole show.

Btw, thanks for nothing to lying John and his cronies.  The lawsuits are starting to pile up and the taxpayers of Racine have to pay to defend this dirt.  If we took him down, would that help?

You can help yourself to my heart anytime.  I'm your Madame Zoltar.  I love you all.

madamezoltar@jtirregulars.com

They say it might warm up a little as the week progresses.  Should I get out the sun block?
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Open Blog - Wednesday


Ah, ha, ha, ha!  I thought that might be funny.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

"'Not Just Murder' - Chicago Carjackings Surge To Highest Point In At Least A Decade"

While already the murder capital of America, it appears law and order is really losing control as The Daily Caller's Anders Hagstrom reports that Chicago residents suffered more carjackings in 2017 than in any other year since at least 2007, new statistics released by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) show.
The CPD reported 967 carjackings in 2017 through Dec. 27, a sharp 30 percent increase over 2016’s 682 total, the Chicago Tribune reported Sunday. The past three years have shown a stark upward trend in car thefts after eight consecutive years of decline since 2007, when 898 jackings were reported. The crime rate bottomed out at roughly 300 reports in 2014.
“We constantly look at it, but to just give you a simple answer is difficult,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told the Tribune. “Sometimes you can’t predict what these (carjackers) are going to do and how they’re going to do it.”
The CPD have joined with the FBI to create a carjacking task force, however. They have reported that one of the most popular carjacking methods is the “bump and run,” where a driver will lightly rear-end another car only for his passenger to steal the vehicle when the owner gets out to inspect the damage.
These incidents almost always include the use of force, with the passenger threatening the owner with a weapon before stepping driving off in the vehicle.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-02/not-just-murder-chicago-carjackings-surge-highest-point-least-decade

"Powerful earthquakes to ravage Earth in 2018 as planet's rotation temporarily slows"

Maybe it's trying to shake all the People off of it!

Experts believe there is a correlation between the slowing of the Earth's rotation and more powerful earthquakes

http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/powerful-earthquakes-ravage-earth-2018-11785189

"Randy Bryce for Congress | It Takes a Lot to Do a Little"

Six months ago, Randy Bryce took the State of Wisconsin and the nation by storm when he announced his candidacy to run against Lyin' Paul Ryan and launched one of the most amazing videos in this cycle. It struck a chord with almost everybody because it accurately portrayed Randy as an every day guy - a guy who is struggling to meet the needs of his families but finding it harder and harder to do so.



http://www.cogdis.me/2018/01/randy-bryce-it-takes-lot-to-do-little.html

"City of Racine Lawsuit Filed - Uncovers Fraud - Kickbacks - Straw-man"

Talking Racine discusses the complaint filed by Azarian and Olsen former owners of property at the failed Machinery Row development. The complaint uncovers fraud, kickbacks, secret accounts and calls developer Rodney Blackwell the cities straw-man. We bring the perspective down to the local level to discuss issues that affect our own city of Racine, WI.

https://youtu.be/fLIrpK3d_pY


Open Attachment: Fagan Complaint.pdf    
Open Attachment: Olson Complaint.pdf    
    

Open Blog -Tuesday


It is Tuesday, right?  The holidays have left me all screwed up.

Monday, January 1, 2018

"Foxconn CEO Terry Gou Plays Maharashtra, India Government Officials For Fools – Is Scott Walker and Wisconsin Next?"


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Dear County Board,
Foxconn CEO Terry Gou outfoxxed government officials in India - and left the taxpayers holding the bag.
Might it happen to the (potentially) greater FOOLS in Wisconsin - Scott Walker, Johnathan Delagrave, David DeGroot, Robin Vos and Cory Mason? Only time will tell.


Please join Cindy and I in  JUST SAYING NO to allowing Governor Scott Walker, Representatives Robin Vos,  Cory Mason & MTP President David DeGroot to violate the Wisconsin Constitution (and their Oath of Office) by granting special rights to Corporate interests, stealing people’s property, destroying multi-generational Farms alongside an entire long established Community, loosening environmental protections, permitting heavy metals water pollution, instituting slave labor wages, providing taxpayer subsidies to multi-billionaire Corporations, and politician overreach.

Sincerely,

Tim & Cindy

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Dear Village Board,
The City of Racine is now facing at least 2 lawsuits over the Machinery Row debacle. In the rush to force positive economic growth, inept/incompetent/malfeasant  Political Actors failed to act according to Statutes, Ordinances, and basic human decency. Thus, the lawsuits and economic woes are the only thing which continues to grow in Racine.

Will the rush to welcome Foxconn cause the same problems in MTP? Cindy and I are certain that it will. Have you ever heard of  Maharashtra, India? Well - google it if you will. Anyways - you will hear about it shortly.

Attached - for your perusal is a copy of the second Machinery Row Complaint. It is important that you view it and study it - as it is INSTRUCTIONAL - in why Bureaucrats MUST follow statutes, ordinances, and basic human decency.

Who knows? In the future - all the land emptied and confiscated by MTP to promote a dream of a manufacturing revival in SE WI might lead to another State Recreation Area - ala Bong Air Force Base. Cindy and I have decided that this will be the best purpose for this land - and it shall come to pass.

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation LocationArea is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a popular WI native who was America's leading air ace during World War II. The air base was abandoned three days before concrete was to be poured for a 12,500-foot runway. Local citizens had the foresight to protect this open space for future generations.
Tread lightly, and be sure to dot  those i's and cross those t's.

A copy of the Olson Complaint is attached for your instruction/study.
Happy 2018!

 https://arrestrecordsofracinewipublicofficials.wordpress.com/2017/12/31/racine-wi-once-again-face-down-in-the-gutter/
Love,
Tim & Cindy
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Sunday, December 31, 2017

"Second lawsuit over Machinery Row expenses filed against city"

RACINE — A second lawsuit was filed against the City of Racine related to the derailed Machinery Row development, seeking compensation for property owners who were displaced because of the project.

The case, filed Thursday, has nine plaintiffs, most of which are businesses. They are suing the city and some of its representatives over the development plan once known as Machinery Row. The project, announced in 2014, was a $65 million riverfront development proposed by an Iowa developer. It was expected to be a commercial and residential development in a 20-acre area north of Water Street and east of Marquette Street, but it was never completed. Racine adopted a new plan for the area in November.

The Journal Times reported earlier this month that a tenant from one of the involved properties filed a lawsuit in circuit court against Racine seeking compensation for relocation expenses, among other alleged damages. A second lawsuit, this time filed in federal court, makes a variety of requests, including compensation for property, relocation expenses and damages.

The plaintiffs are: Richard Olson, Racine Indoor Motocross, Marquette Warehouse, Marquette Distribution Center, Urban Sustainable Aquaponics, Riverside Business Center, Sam Azarian & Sons Marina, Azar and Azarian Wrecking.

The city and its Redevelopment Authority are named as defendants, along with RDA Chairman James Spangenberg, City Development Assistant Director Matthew Sadowski, former City Administrator Tom Friedel and former Mayor John Dickert.


Read more: http://journaltimes.com/news/local/second-lawsuit-over-machinery-row-expenses-filed-against-city/article_eef57956-50e6-5d63-9677-3a3352f6e031.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1

"Racine WI – Once Again, Face Down In The Gutter – Happy New Years 2018!"

Guess where former City of Racine Mayor John Dickert is once yet again?……

Besides making sure that after abandoning  resigning the City of Racine Mayoral position he has held since 2009 that the torch would be passed to  local Representative  Cory Mason  so John could take a job with the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities initiative  to silence any opposition to the heavy metals water pollution and excessive usage of Lake Michigan water which would be incurred by the proposed  massively taxpayer subsidized Foxconn Mega-Manufacturing facility on Mount Pleasant WI.

 https://arrestrecordsofracinewipublicofficials.wordpress.com/2017/12/31/racine-wi-once-again-face-down-in-the-gutter/

"Pot Industry Revitalizes Entire Canadian Town's Economy"

The marijuana industry is coming to the rescue of Smith Falls, Ontario, an old factory town that is experiencing an unlikely renaissance now that Canopy Growth Corp., Canada’s largest publicly-traded cannabis producer, has become the town’s largest private-sector employer.

This summer, Canada will become the second country after Uruguay to legalize marijuana at the federal level, which has driven a boom in the local cannabis industry, according to Bloomberg.
Smiths Falls, Ontario - population 8,885 - is seeing a revival of fortunes since medical marijuana producer Tweed Inc. set up shop four years ago in an abandoned Hershey Co. chocolate factory. The company, since renamed Canopy Growth Corp., has become the world’s largest publicly traded cannabis producer and is the town’s largest private-sector employer.
For Smith Falls, Canopy’s arrival heralded a boom in younger people moving to the town, located about 75 kilometers (47 miles) southwest of Ottawa. There are sometimes bidding wars on homes. New businesses are arriving. And commercial property is seeing renewed interest. Canopy, formerly known as Tweed Inc., took over an old Hershey factory to build a giant growing operation for medical marijuana. How’s that for symbolism?

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-29/pot-industry-revitalizes-canadian-factory-towns-economy

"The US Suffered 15 Billion-Dollar-Plus Weather Disasters In 2017'

In the year that President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris accord and downplayed global warming as a security threat, the US received a harsh reminder of the perils of the rise in the planet’s temperature: a destructive rash of hurricanes, fires and floods.

According to Bloomberg, the US recorded 15 weather events costing $1 billion or more each through early October, one short of the record 16 in 2011, according to the federal government’s National Centers for Environmental Information in Asheville, North Carolina. And that tally doesn’t include the recent wildfires in southern California, one of which grew to be the largest fire in state history, according to Bloomberg.

Among the most devastating events were hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and wildfires in northern California. The killer storms caused economic losses of more than $210 billion in the U.S. and across the Caribbean, and about $100 billion in insured damages, according to Mark Bove, a senior research scientist with Munich Reinsurance America in Princeton, New Jersey.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-29/us-recorded-15-billion-dollar-weather-disasters-2017

"Five Colorado deputies shot, one fatally, while responding to domestic call, authorities say"



 
 Five sheriff’s deputies in Colorado were shot, one of them fatally, while responding to a call about a domestic disturbance on Sunday morning.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said the deputies responded to a call from an apartment complex in Highlands Ranch, a few miles south of Denver, shortly after 5 a.m. Mountain time. The gunman opened fire, wounding two civilians. The gunman, whom authorities have not named, was later shot by deputies and is “believed to be dead,” the sheriff’s office said.

 Authorities also have not named the deceased or injured officers, or the civilians. Deputy Jason Blanchard, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said no other information will be released until a news conference at noon Mountain time.

Read and see more:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/12/31/five-colorado-deputies-shot-one-fatally-while-responding-to-domestic-call-authorities-say/?utm_term=.1b1d495128d4

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