Monday, August 31, 2015

Our Taxes went Down This Year Thanks to 5 Councilors Refusing to Submit To The Demands of the School's "Special Interest Group"

Councilor Pesce and most of the other Councilors are not responsible for the ambiguity of charter section 8-11D.  I am sure that in the future the Councilors will address this confusing section and make the necessary changes to make the section more clear for everyone. 

When the Council looks at the budget they see the large picture and represent all of Lisbon's residents.  When the School looks at the budget all they see is how much money they can get for their special interest, the School.  

Today I received my 2015-16 tax bill and thanks to Lisbon Councilors holding the School Department to the same standard they held the town side of the budget, my tax bill went down $200 dollars.  If the School had their way my tax bill would have been as much or more than last years taxes.

I think the Councilors should be commended for the good job they have done this year.  There are more cuts that need to be made but at least our taxes are starting to go down and most of the thanks goes to 5 Councilors that refused to submit to the demands of the Schools "Special Interest Group".

I think anyone that wants to send their tax cut to the school should be allowed to do that. I don't think people should be made to send more and more money to a School Department that returns D's and C's to the residents.

Its time for a little School accountability.

Respectfully
Joe Hill

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Why do government agencies do the opposite of what they say? EPA pollutes, DEA runs drugs, ATF smuggles guns, FBI plots terrorism

 
(NaturalNews) The Affordable Care Act that isn't affordable and has raised health insurance rates and the cost of healthcare.

The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, designed to improve food labeling but which actually bans states from enacting their own GMO labeling requirements, thus keeping food labels inaccurate.

The USA Patriot Act, a major post-9/11 bill that redefined "patriotism" as massive unconstitutional government surveillance and intrusion.

And so on.

Throughout our recent history, there are a number of examples where Congress and the Executive Branch have proposed or passed legislation that, in practice, does exactly the opposite of what elected officials said it would do, in direct contradiction of their titles.

The same is true of the federal bureaucracy: There are innumerable examples of federal agencies performing tasks and undertaking missions that are diametrically opposite of their founding purpose.

Consider these examples:

-- EPA polluting rivers: The EPA recently caused over 3 millions gallons of toxic waste to spill into Colorado's Animas River while "cleaning up" the Gold King Mine near Silverton, CO. A local retired geologist predicted that the EPA would actually cause a massive toxic spill in order to secure federal funding for a "Superfund" site. And that is exactly what happened, and is happening. Since the incident, the EPA has declared that the affected river water is perfectly clean and safe, although toxic lead and arsenic now line the river banks on historic Navajo land. After spreading their poison on Navajo land and putting countless lives at risk, appointed EPA officials are now defying Congress members elected to represent Americans and refusing to release documents related to the mine spill.

-- Operation Fast and Furious: Begun at the outset of the Obama Administration, Fast and Furious was a gun-running operation headed by the Justice Department and, specifically, by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms – the federal agency charged with investigating, among other crimes, gun-running. In particular, the ATF sold thousands of guns to "straw" purchasers who were buying them to transfer to Mexican drug lords south of the border. The plan, according to some, was to have the ATF track those weapons and, upon locating them in the hands of the drug lords, make arrests.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

TOWN COUNCIL SCREWS RESIDENTS AGAIN!!!! -- by Larry Fillmore


Last week, the Town Council declared themselves the approving authority for the School Budget and committed taxes.  This is a complete reversal of the Town Council’s position in June 3, 2015.  In June, the Town refused to declare the people’s initiative petition calling for a Special Town meeting to discuss the correct figure to be placed on the June warrant because the voters had to approve the School Budget first.

In a letter to the Special Town Meeting Petitioner’s Committee (see below), the Town Clerk declared the petition insufficient because the petition was not filed within 15 days after the budget being questioned becomes legally adopted.  If the budget had to be passed by the voters before it can be legally adopted, how can the Town Council declare themselves the approving authority to commit taxes?  Chairman Pesce, it is impossible to have it both ways.

I am going to show you have very ignorant the ruling by the town was in June.  Why would you need a Special Town meeting after an election?  The people will already have spoken by their votes.  The provisions in our Charter states, the people can challenge any budget appropriations.  This should mean the School budget be included.  By having the Special Town meeting prior to the election, the people could have determine what figures they were willing to pay and those figures would go on the ballot to be voted on by all the people who wish to vote.
I believe the Charter Commission had the right idea and the people in mind when they placed this section on Special Town meeting in the Charter.  Chairman Pesce and his minions could not take a chance that the people would change their numbers so they denied the people’s right to a Special Town meeting. 

This entire mess created by Chairman Pesce and his minions could easily have been avoided had they followed our Charter in the manner it was written.  Think about it, instead of having numerous elections at approximately $3,000.00 per election; a Special Town meeting would hopefully have eliminated the need by having the people provide a number they could live with.  Now as it stands, we have an illegal ruling on the petition and an illegal tax commitment because the people have never approved the School Budget.  In fact, we may need several more elections before we do.

In order to legally correct this mess created by Chairman Pesce, the Town needs to reverse the decision on the Special Town meeting petition and declared the petition sufficient.  The Town Council need to schedule a Special Town meeting and let the people determine what figures they are willing to pay and use those figures for the next election and see if the people will approve the School Budget.  Once the School Budget is approved, use those figures to set the tax commitment.

According to the state, a tax commitment can only be changed if it is illegal which this current one is.  Also, the Town has until November 1, to submit our tax commitment to the state.  This allows plenty of time to complete the required action.

The people responsible of this mess is Chairman Pesce, and Councilors Bickford, Metivier, Brunelle and Crafts.  Please thank them when you see them.

Larry Fillmore

P.S.  I want to explain my position on the School Budget.  I believe all budgets are padded to ensure they end up with sufficient funds to continue operating.  All budgets have room for improvement that will not have an adverse effort on their operating capabilities.  In this case, $600,000.00 may look good on paper but in the real world it is not realistic.  However, the methods used by the Town Council were not in an acceptable manner to me.  The total violation of our Town Charter is a prime example.  Also, character assassination is another unacceptable tactic to get your way.  We all have to live and work together in order to move forward.  It is critical that we are civil to each other for the good of the community.






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The Police: Our Enemies in Blue?

Published: August 28, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 10.10.00 PMKristian Williams is not a big fan of the police. His book Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America, published by the ridiculously badass AK Press breaks it down like this:
“Let’s begin with the basics: violence is an inherent part of policing. The police represent the most direct means by which the state imposes its will on the citizenry. They are armed, trained, and authorized to use force. Like the possibility of arrest, the threat of violence is implicit in every police encounter. Violence, as well as the law, is what they represent.”
Kristian was kind enough to talk to me about why cops are bad.
Thanks for talking to me about your book “Our Enemies in Blue”. Your book is extremely critical of the police. What does the police department of the United States represent to you?

The police are specialists in coercive force.  Their distinguishing characteristic is the combination of surveillance and violence to make people do what people with power want them to do.  That usually gets described in terms enforcing the law, but what I found in my research is that the real distribution of power is a much better indicator of how the police will act in any given situation.  On the whole, they behave in ways that serve the interests of the powerful at the expense of the rest of us.

To me, a police officers main job is to keep things the way they are “supposed to be.” In your opinion, is the job of the police force to stop crime, or to control the working class?
Well, both, but the latter is more important.  In fact, what gets counted as “crime” is generally class-coded.  The disorderly behaviors of poor people get criminalized, while wealthy people see their misdeeds sanctified by the law, or handled as administrative matters, or – when they are considered criminal – met with loose enforcement and light penalties.  So, sleeping under a bridge is a crime, but evicting poor people from their housing is just good business.
 
Of course it’s not just class.  The police also work hard to maintain our society’s racial hierarchy.  Racial profiling affects people of color of all classes, limits their geographic (and therefore social) mobility, and so serves to marginalize them.  And, interestingly, every reputable study has shown that it has no use in terms of fighting crime.  It is purely a matter of preserving white supremacy.
You argue that acts of police brutality and violence are not aberrations, but are in fact the norm. Can you expand on this at all?

I devote an entire chapter to this question in the book, but the short version is that violence is inherent to policing.  They’re trained for it, armed for it, authorized to use it.

Read more http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_Police%3A_Our_Enemies_in_Blue%3F/45919/0/38/38/Y/M.html 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

ROBBED AGAIN!!!! -- by Larry Fillmore

The citizens of Lisbon are robbed again of their right to settle disputes.  The Town Council consisting of Chairman Dillon Pesce and his four minions has successfully striped the people of Lisbon, the right to hold a Special Town meeting required by paragraph Section 8-11(d) which reads “Special Town Meeting.  The qualified voters of the Town shall have the power to reconsider any budget appropriation at a special Town meeting called by petition.  The petition must cite the specific appropriation(s) to be included in the warrant for the special Town meeting.”

Since Chairman Pesce could not allow this to happen, he had the Town Attorney provide a legal review that said the School Budget approved by the Regional School Unit (Town Council) does not meet this requirement.  However, this paragraph does not state an approved budget appropriations.  It simpley says ANY budget appropriations.  A legal review is not etched in stone but just an opinion by an attorney.  We all know what opinions are like.

There are very few individuals that have the money or time to sue the Town so stupid rulings like this goes unchallenged.  A judge is the final determining authority in cases like this.  In order to keep these guys honest, it is essential to take them to court regardless of the cost.

As a result of no one challenging this ruling, the Town has committed taxes which eliminate any chance of increasing funding to the School budget.  Now, no matter how many elections are held (at approximately $3,000.00 tax dollars) the end result can never change. 

Chairman Pesce and his four minions have caused the School Department to live with a budget the Town Council approved.   This budget was never approved by the people and according to state law has to continue until it does.  This means taxpayers are going to be wasting $3,000.00 each election with absolutely no chance of affecting a change, thank you Chairman Pesce, Councilors Bickford, Metivier Brunelle and Crafts.  These councilors ignored the Town Charter, again.

The only losers here are the students in our school system.

Larry Fillmore

Stephen Hawking Predicts, "This Pill Will Change Humanity" - Harvard Study Shows Brain Boosting "Smart Drug" Proven To Double IQ Is The Biggest Discovery In History

Thursday, August 27, 2015

BY RICHARD MASON


Updated 0202 GMT(0902HKT) Thursday, August 27, 2015

Recently Hawking made some comments in an interview with Anderson Cooper about a brain booster that would become the biggest event in human history 


Stephen Hawking credits his ability to function and maintained focused on such a high level to a certain set of "smart drugs" that enhance cognitive brain function and neural connectivity, while strengthening the prefrontal cortex and boosting memory and recall.

In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Stephen Hawking said that his brain is sharer than ever, more clear and focused and he credits a large part to using Addium Hawking went on to add "The brain is like a muscle, you got to work it out and use supplements just like body builders use, but for your brain, and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing to enhance my mental capabilities".

Everyone that has taken this, from athletes like Tom Brady to musicians like kanye West have nothing but praise for the brain booster, which doubles IQ, skyrockets energy levels and connects areas of the brain not previously connected. Addium works so well for these guys, we had to ask... Is it safe?

After 7 years Harvard Scientists Finally Break New Ground & Usher In The Future Of Brain Science With Invention Of New Smart Drug That Increases IQ, Memory And Focus Up To %100

Over a decade ago ago Harvard assembled a team of neuroscientists to work on coming up with a natural brain supplement that could effortlessly boost IQ.


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