Sunday, April 20, 2014

AND NOW, THE REST OF THE STORY! ---------- By Larry Fillmore


When the wise men, who were the Charter Commission wrote our town Charter they needed some protection to ensure the Charter was not abused.  The idea was to make sure the integrity and Charter remained intact at all costs.  In order to do this, the Charter Commission included safeguards with provisions that allowed the people to keep from making changes.

Part 2, Initiative and Referendum, Part 3, Recall and Part 4, Special Town Meeting are the provisions of the Charter that outline the procedures for the people to change our Charter; recall a councilor and decisions by our Town Council on the budget.   For Part 2 and Part 3, the Charter Commission included a special safeguard to ensure that it would be impossible for the people to change anything.  This provision states under Section 8.26 Results of Election in paragraph a, “… is at least equal to 30% of the total number of qualified voters who cast votes for Governor in the most recent gubernatorial election…” for Part 2.  

For Part 3 it reads in Section 8.31d “…An official shall be recalled when a majority of those voting thereon shall have voted in the affirmative so long as the total number of votes cast for and against recall is at least equal to 30% of the total number of qualified voters who cast votes for Governor in the most recent gubernatorial election. “

In order to meet this requirement, there has to be at least 1,177 voters who come out to vote.  In the most recent gubernatorial election, 3,922 voters turned out and cast their votes; so 30% of that number is 1,177. On June 11, 2013 there were 467 voters out of 6596 registered voters turned out to cast their vote.  As you can see 467 is a far cry from the 1,177 which would mean that any change for Part 2 & 3 would NOT have been passed regardless of the majority of voters’ decision because it would not be a valid election.  

Now for Part 4, Special Town meeting the requirement is just as high but the stipulation changed slightly.  Section 8.46 a, states “…so long as the total number of votes cast for or against the budget article at the special Town meeting is at least 250…”.  As you can see, this number is smaller but the reason the town did away with Town Meeting was because no one was showing up.

These stipulations are added to the end of the petitions process.  This means the people can go through the entire process only to fail in the end because they do not have enough votes to meet these requirements.  This is just another way to protect change to our Charter or our Town Council
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Two Priests, a Nun, a Rabbi and the Pope could not get enough voters to turn out to meet these ridiculous requirements.

Larry Fillmore

A mortuary of 7,000,000 foreclosures and counting: Nation still faces 9.1 million properties that are seriously underwater.

If a foreclosure happens in the wilderness, does it make a sound? It seems like people have conveniently forgotten that since the housing crisis hit we have witnessed more than 7,000,000+ foreclosures. Do you think these people believe the Fed is almighty and can stop a speeding train or turn water into wine? Apparently some people forget that the Fed failed to prevent the tech bust or the housing bust in the first place. Now, the Fed is somehow the cult leader and the leader will not let housing values fall. The nation still has 9.1 million seriously underwater homeowners on top of the more 7 million that have gone through foreclosure. It is abundantly clear that the mindless drivel of “buying is always a good decision” is just that. Investors are starting to pull back in expensive states because value is harder to find. I see the lemmings at open houses and you can see the drool at the side 

their mouths hoping for a morsel of real estate. The Fed, for better or worse, has turned us all intospeculators. Simply putting your money in a bank is a losing battle because inflation is eroding your buying power. Yet wages are not keeping up. What you have is people competing with investors, foreign money, and a market with low inventory and trying to guess the next move from the Fed. Yet the tech bust and housing crash (keep in mind these happened only since 2000) were major events not prevented by the Fed.

The 1% Wants to Ban Sleeping in Cars Because It Hurts Their 'Quality of Life' - Depriving homeless people of their last shelter in life is Silicon Valley at its worst.

Across the United States, many local governments are responding to skyrocketing levels of inequality and the now decades-long crisis of homelessness among the very poor ... by passing laws making it a crime to sleep in a parked car.
This happened most recently in Palo Alto, in California's Silicon Valley, where new billionaires are seemingly minted every month – and where 92% of homeless people lack shelter of any kind. Dozens of cities have passed similar anti-homeless laws. The largest of them is Los Angeles, the longtime unofficial "homeless capital of America", where lawyers are currently defending a similar vehicle-sleeping law before a skeptical federal appellate court. Laws against sleeping on sidewalks or in cars are called "quality of life" laws. But they certainly don't protect the quality of life of the poor.
To be sure, people living in cars cannot be the best neighbors. Some people are able to acquire old and ugly – but still functioning – recreational vehicles with bathrooms; others do the best they can. These same cities have resisted efforts to provide more public toilet facilities, often on the grounds that this will make their city a "magnet" for homeless people from other cities. As a result, anti-homeless ordinances often spread to adjacent cities, leaving entire regions without public facilities of any kind.
Their hope, of course, is that homeless people will go elsewhere, despite the fact that the great majority of homeless people are trying to survive in the same communities in which they were last housed – and where they still maintain connections. Americans sleeping in their own cars literally have nowhere to go.
Read more http://xrepublic.tv/node/8505

Deformed piglets from Roundup-contaminated feed shown on Danish TV

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Danish television has for the first time broadcast a programme showing the deformed piglets of the pig farmer Ib Pedersen: the number of deformities correlate with the amount of glyphosate residue in the feed.
[Concerns] finally taken seriously
TV2Oj, broadcast 15 April 2014
English translation of the Danish transcript courtesy of Ib Pedersen
Video in Danish: http://www.tv2oj.dk/arkiv/2014/04/15?video_id=46247&autoplay=1
A farmer from Hvidsten has for many years fought to prove that Genetically Modified (GM) pig feed, which contains traces of Roundup, is dangerous for animals and humans. He has found that piglets are born with deformities when fed with GM feed. Up until now people have considered him to be slightly fanatical, but now researchers have at last begun to take him seriously.
A café in Aarhus on a week night: Ib Borup Pedersen is giving a lecture on a subject he is passionate about and has been for many years – Gene Modified Organisms (GMO) and Mammal Health.
[Ib:] “I think it is something people should be aware of.”
Ib Borup Pedersen is a farmer in Hvidsten. He says when he fed his pigs with GM soya they become ill. The soya, which contains traces of Glyphosate, is the active ingredient in Roundup. He felt that he was being ignored all the time, but now that is beginning to change.
[Ib:] “I am glad that Aarhus University has begun to think, that what I have found out, is not as crazy, as people first thought.”
Because of a question from the Minister of Food, researchers at Aarhus University have compiled a summary of all the knowledge available on glyphosate.
[Martin Tang Sørensen, Aarhus University] “What we discovered was that glyphosate has some properties, which have possibly been overlooked and these affect bacteria and other micro-organisms. For me, it came as quite a shock that glyphosate had these properties.”
This is what it is all about: GM soya. It is not something that is grown in this country, but something we use enormous amounts of.
[Sørensen:] "We use an amount that equates to growing soya on an area the size of Zealand for Danish livestock, the cows, the pigs and the hens."
And it is something that can affect animals.

WIKILEAKS: NSA Spying Expands to Hotel Rooms


US ripe for revolution, Anon planning May Op - Christine Ann Sands

US ripe for revolution, Anon planning May Op - Christine Ann Sands

What was unheard of a few years ago, namely advocating an armed revolution against the government, is something that is beginning to be heard in America. According to Christine Ann Sands, the organizer of the Million Mask March and a supporter of the Anonymous Hacktivist Collective, the time is ripe for revolution. Ms. Sands stated that Anonymous is planning something big for May Day but would not specify exactly what.
Hello! This is John Robles, I'm speaking with Mrs. Christine Ann Sands. She is the manager and domain owner of millionmasks.org and a supporter of the Anonymous hacktivist collective, the Occupy Movement, WikiLeaks and the Pirate Party.

Ready For The Price Of Food To More Than Double By The End Of This Decade?


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Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog,
Do you think that the price of food is high now?  Just wait.  If current trends continue, many of the most common food items that Americans buy will cost more than twice as much by the end of this decade.  Global demand for food continues to rise steadily as crippling droughts ravage key agricultural regions all over the planet.  You see, it isn't just the multi-year California drought that is affecting food prices.  Down in Brazil (one of the leading exporters of food in the world), the drought has gotten so bad that 142 cities were rationing water at one point earlier this year.  And outbreaks of disease are also having a significant impact on our food supply.  A devastating pig virus that has never been seen in the U.S. before has already killed up to 6 million pigs.  Even if nothing else bad happens (and that is a very questionable assumption to make), our food prices are going to be moving aggressively upward for the foreseeable future.  But what if something does happen?  In recent years, global food reserves have dipped to extremely low levels, and a single major global event (war, pandemic, terror attack, planetary natural disaster, etc.) could create an unprecedented global food crisis very rapidly.
A professor at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University named Timothy Richards has calculated what the drought in California is going to do to produce prices at our supermarkets in the near future.  His projections are quite sobering...

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A former police officer died while trying to set ablaze a food cart belonging to a blogger who exposed crooked cops and other corrupt city officials. ArkansasMatters.com reported Friday that former Little Rock Police Officer Todd Payne died when blogger Ean Bordeaux (pictured above) tackled him as Payne tried to flee the scene of the attempted arson.
Bordeaux is the proprietor of theCorruption Sucks blog, a webpage dedicated to exposing corruption in the Little Rock local government and in the state government of Arkansas. At about 4:30 a.m. on Friday, he awoke to find the hot dog cart he operates for a living in flames.
“I looked outside and my hot dog cart’s on fire,” he told KARK. The cart operated on propane tanks, which, Bordeaux said, “could have blown up the house.”
He called 911, then ran outside in a bathrobe to put out the blaze. That was when he noticed a heavyset man in a mask running away.
Bordeaux was too busy trying to put out the flames then, he said, but about 15 minutes later, the man in the mask came back. The blogger watched from inside his house as the masked man tried to restart the fire.
Running outside again, Bordeaux said, he tackled the man as he tried to flee, hoping to hold him until police arrived.
Payne hit the pavement face-first, however, and died from his injuries. Bordeaux said his only desire had been to immobilize the perpetrator and hand him over to authorities.

What’s Hillary Clinton’s Role in the $6 BILLION DOLLARS Missing From State Dep’t Coffers?


Homeland Security Says Your Children Could Be Terrorists


You Won’t Believe The Method That Common Core Is Using To Teach Our Kids Subtraction

Michael Snyder

The Truth
April 19, 2014
Common Core Subtraction
The dumbing down of America is accelerating.  A massive federal takeover of education known as “Common Core” is attempting to impose nationwide academic standards on public schools throughout the entire country.  Thanks to the backing of billionaire Bill Gates, endless promotion by the U.S. Department of Education, and financial bribes to state governments by the Obama administration, 45 states and Washington, D.C. have already agreed to implement the full Common Core standards in their schools.  Unfortunately, these “standards” are doing to public education what Obamacare is doing to our health care system – absolutely ruining it.  Just look at how basic math instruction has changed.  Posted below is a comparison between the “old method” of subtraction and the “new method” of subtraction being taught in many of our schools.  When I first came across this on Facebook, I thought that it was a joke…
Common Core Subtraction

Ukraine Jew registration hoax traced

Riot police confronting peaceful protesters in Ukraine
Riot police confronting peaceful protesters in Ukraine
Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:11AM 
Email intercepts that included the original copies of anti-Semitic leaflets distributed in Eastern Ukraine have now been shown to be part of an elaborate false flag hoax to sabotage recent US-Russian talks.

The hoax, a “game theory warfare” operation, was meant to “sucker punch” both Russia and the US.  If those responsible, in this case the New York based ADL, were caught, and they have been, there would be no consequences.

The ADL is “untouchable.” When Secretary of State Kerry expressed his revulsion at Nazi leaflets demanding that Jews in Ukraine “register” with a non-existent government agency, little did he know he was the victim of an elaborate and highly dangerous false flag hoax.

Anonymous Ukraine, the group that intercepted emails outlining false flag terror attack plans made by the US Embassy in Kiev in March, has done it again. Emails intercepted between Washington DC offices tied to the Anti-Defamation League sent to neo-Nazi extremists in the Ukraine were the sources of the outrageous materials.

Earlier intercepted emails outlined plans for an attack on Melitopol Airport scheduled for March 10, 2014.  When those plans and the attached maps showing where explosives were to be planted were leaked, the planned attack failed to materialize.

Those emails showed direct ties between the US State Department and terrorist groups within the Ukrainian military. According to Anonymous, the current intercepted emails included several attachments, each different version of the anti-Semitic leaflets passed out in the pro-Russian Eastern Ukraine, particularly in the city on Donetsk.

Representatives of separatist groups reputed to have issued the edicts not only denied any involvement but pointed out that the documents themselves were photoshopped and included seals from the previous government and imaginary titles for offices that simply don’t exist.

From an April 18, 2014 article in Russia Today:
“A letter urging the Jews of Donetsk to get registered, which the US Secretary of State cited in Geneva, is a fake, says a man whose signature appears on the communication.”

Following the four-side meeting on the Ukrainian crisis in Geneva on Wednesday, John Kerry lashed out at a letter that was allegedly sent to Jewish citizens in Ukraine’s eastern town of Donetsk, asking them to register and report all their property, or be stripped of citizenship and face expulsion.

Read more http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/04/19/359181/ukraine-jew-registration-hoax-traced/

Schizophrenia And Autism Are The Effects Of Vaccine Stimulation In Unborn Children

RINF Alternative News
Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD is one of the most knowledgeable neurosurgeons in the world and he is also one of the most outspoken ones when it comes to explaining the dangers that vaccines pose to children, women and everyone else. Dr. Blaylock has made it his mission, purposely or not, to warn people about the damage that vaccines cause on children’s brains and how such damage affects neurological development.
Some of the points Dr. Blaylock makes whenever he appears in public or during interviews with news media is that vaccines are indeed neuro-disruptors, and that the damage on the brain is more severe on children, because their brains are not fully developed. Brain tissue in children is more sensible to mercury, adjuvants, formaldehyde,and aluminum used in vaccines, than the average adult.
As Dr. Blaylock has explained in multiple occasions, vaccines are the cause of numerous health side effects such as asthma, allergies, autoimmune reactions and even diabetes. Why is it then, that many physicians still recommend and even enforce vaccinations on pregnant mothers, new born children and toddlers?
It is also hard to explain why do health authorities enforce mandates, not laws, and threaten parents and children alike for not following the traditional vaccination schedule, which by the way has been filled up with more vaccines than just a few years ago? It’s not that pharmaceutical companies have a good history of contributing to the prevention or cure of disease, is it?
In fact, when facts are checked, none of the major vaccines being applied for years helped attenuate the consequences of disease. As explained by Tetyana Obukhanych in her article Herd Immunity: Myth or Reality?, vaccine shots such as MMR, which are given in two or three doses, do not effectively help prevent disease or to avoid the spread of disease.
After retiring from medical practice, Dr. Russell Blaylock dedicates his time to travel around North Americaeducating people about the dangers of vaccines on children and adults. It was during one of his speeches that Dr. Russell Blaylock explained the effects of vaccines on us all. “Vaccines produced a mass loss of health,” said Dr. Blaylock. According to him, the population is about to

The Next Shoe Just Dropped: Court Denies Attorney-Client Privilege


Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog,
In the Land of the Free, people grow up hearing a lot of things about their freedom.
You're told that you live in the freest country on the planet. You're told that other nations 'hate you' for your freedom.
And you're told that you have the most open and fair justice system in the world.
This justice system is supposedly founded on bedrock principles-- things like a defendant being presumed innocent until proven guilty. The right to due process and an impartial hearing. The right to counsel and attorney-client privilege.
Yet each of these core pillars has been systematically dismantled over the years:
1. So that it can operate with impunity outside of the law, the federal government has set up its own secret FISA courts to rubber stamp NSA surveillance.
According to data obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, of the nearly 34,000 surveillance requests made to FISA courts in the last 35-years, only ELEVEN have been rejected.
Unsurprising given that FISA courts only hear the case from the government's perspective. It is literally a one-sided argument in FISA courts. Hardly an impartial hearing, no?
2. The concept of 'innocent until proven guilty' may officially exist in courts, but administratively it was thrown out long ago.
These days there are hundreds of local, state, and federal agencies that can confiscate your assets, levy your bank account, and freeze you out of your life's savings. None of this requires a court order.
By the time a case goes to court, you have been deprived of the resources you need to defend yourself. You might technically be presumed innocent, but you have been treated and punished like a criminal from day one.
3. Attorney-Client privilege is a long-standing legal concept which ensures that communication between an attorney and his/her client is completely private.
In Upjohn vs. the United States, the Supreme Court itself upheld attorney-client privilege as necessary "to encourage full and frank communication between attorneys and their clients and thereby promote broader public interests in the observance of law. . ."
It doesn't matter what you're accused of-- theft. treason. triple homicide. With very limited exceptions, an attorney cannot be compelled to testify against a client, nor can their communications be subpoenaed for evidence.
Yet in a United States Tax Court decision announced on Wednesday, the court dismissed attorney client privilege, stating that:
"When a person puts into issue his subjective intent in deciding how to comply with the law, he may forfeit the privilege afforded attorney-client communications."
In other words, if a person works with legal counsel within the confines of the tax code to legitimately minimize the amount of taxes owed, that communication is no longer protected by attorney-client privilege.
Furthermore, the ruling states that if the individuals do not submit attorney-client documentation as required, then the court would prohibit them from introducing any evidence to demonstrate their innocence.
Unbelievable.

DOES ANYONE HAVE A CLUE WHAT IS GOING ON? ---- by Larry Fillmore

At last Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting, one of the agenda items read “2014-47 ORDER – Consideration of an order for Public Hearing on a proposed Charter Amendment to reduce the number of signatures necessary to call a Special Town Meeting to consider budget issues from 15 percent of the qualified voters voting in the last gubernatorial election to 10 percent of the qualified voters voting in the last gubernatorial election.

This is the latest attempt to keep the people from voting on the Municipal Budget by departments. 
You can tell this because there are two other sections in our Charters that have the same requirement but they are NOT part of this Charter Amendment.  


The Charter Commission put this into the Charter because they thought that was a fair number to ensure misuse of the Charter.  However, if it is fair in one section it should be fair in all sections that currently have the same requirements.  If you change it in one area it should be changed for all the others because one is no more important than another.

Article VIII, Initiative, Referendum, Recall and Special Town Meetings of our Charter deal with petition requirements.  In Section 8.22(a); Section 8.31(b) 1 and Section 8.42(a) all read the same and that is:

    Section 8.22(a) – Number of Signatures.  Initiative and referendum petitions must be signed by qualified voters of the Town at least equal in number to 15 percent of the total number of qualified voters who cast votes for Governor in the most recent gubernatorial election.

    Section 8.31(b) 1 – Petitions - Number of Signatures.  Recall petitions must be signed by qualified voters of the Town at least equal in number to 15 percent of the total number of qualified voters who cast votes for Governor in the most recent gubernatorial election or, in the case of a recall of a Councilor elected from a district, signed by qualified voters of the district equal in number to at least 15 percent of the total number of qualified voters from that district who cast votes for Governor in the most recent gubernatorial election.

    Section 8.42(a) – Number of Signatures.  Petitions calling for a Special Town Meeting must be signed by qualified voters of the Town equal in number to at least 15 percent of the total number of qualified voters who cast votes for Governor in the most recent gubernatorial election.

As you can see that when dealing with petitions the requirement for the number of signatures is exactly the same so why are we ONLY amending one and not the others?  


Changes to our Charter should always be uniform because if they apply to one; they should apply to all.  When you have numerous sections with the same requirements, changing one should change them all because the rational for the initial requirement is the same for all.

This Charter Amendment should be immediately changed to include the other two sections of our Charter in order to keep it uniform.

This Charter Amendment has absolutely nothing to do with the people voting on the Municipal Budget by departments and for Councilor Ward and Bickford to indicate it does is totally ludicrous.  Having to gather X numbers of signatures and going through a time consuming process is not the same as voting on the Municipal Budget by departments.  This is nothing more than yet another delaying tactic by our Town Council to keep the people from voting on the Municipal Budget.


After six years of delays, surveys and referendum questions, it is time to stop the stalling and give the people what they have asked for.

Larry Fillmore

The Truth- New Bundy Video By Fellow Nevada Rancher


Huge event just happened in US history, unnoticed


RON PAUL’S “CAMPAIGN FOR LIBERTY” IS FIGHTING THE I.R.S. TO KEEP DONORS NAMES PRIVATE!


Gay Police Chief Fired "I would much rather have somebody who drank and drank too much taking care of my child than somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children"


 About 100 residents of this small Dillon County town showed up for a special meeting of the town council Thursday night, all with one subject on their mind: Crystal Moore’s firing from the police chief post by Mayor Earl Bullard.
Bullard made it clear before the meeting that Moore’s firing wasn’t on the agenda, and he wasn’t going to talk about it.

But that didn’t stop Councilwoman Lutherine Williams and other council members. When the official meeting adjourned, they simply moved it outside.
“All of these citizens came out tonight to be heard,” Williams said after Bullard refused to hear from anyone on the Moore matter.

“You did not have to be standing in corners and out in the hallway,” she said to the standing room-only audience, many of which were forced to listen to the meeting via loud speakers outside the town hall. Those who did make it inside had to show proof of residency.

“We came to him (Bullard) early and asked to have the meeting changed to another location so each of you could attend and be comfortable. He said no, we couldn’t do that. When I called Columbia to talk to them, they’d never in their life heard of people having to sign some form to come and say something in the town they live and work in and pay taxes. This is so wrong. This is so not right.”

Rare ‘Perry Mason’ moment in court wins dismissal for defendant, desk duty for 5 police officers


A seemingly routine suppression hearing in a suburban Chicago courthouse last month took an unexpected dramatic turn when video from a police car was introduced that disproved the testimony of five police officers.

They had said Joseph Sperling was arrested after officers who pulled him over in a traffic stop smelled marijuana, searched the vehicle and found nearly a pound in a backpack lying on the back seat of his car. But the Glenview police video showed the search occurred only after Sperling was taken from his car, frisked and handcuffed, reports the Chicago Tribune . The newspaper dubbed it "a 'Perry Mason' moment rarely seen inside an actual courtroom."
Castigating the officers for their "outrageous conduct," Cook County Circuit Judge Catherine Haberkorn granted a defense motion to suppress the search, which eliminated a basis for his arrest and resulted in a swift dismissal by prosecutors of the felony drug case against the 23-year-old.
"All the officers lied on the stand today," said Haberkorn, who herself is a former prosecutor, at the March 31 hearing. "So there is strong evidence it was conspiracy to lie in this case, for everyone to come up with the same lie."
The officers were later put on desk duty as investigations of their conduct proceed.