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The conservative force — Lim Sue Goan – 3rd March 2010

In Apartheid, Bumiputera Apartheid, dhimmi, dhimmitude, Equality, Lim Sue Goan, Malaysia, political correctness, politics, racism, subtle insults, vested interest, voting strategy on February 10, 2012 at 9:41 am

MARCH 3 — A Chinese association member who attended Sin Chew Daily and Guang Ming Daily 2010 Chinese New Year celebration said that as Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak frequently attended activities held by Chinese, a friend of him told him that he will vote for Najib in the next general elections.

I do not know how many Chinese elders share the same thought with his friend but Najib will have a chance to listen to different views and understand the people’s needs only when he personally approaches non-Malays. The so-called “approaching the people” does not mean to stiffly shake hands and take photographs with them. Instead, he has to sit down to talk, listen and respond. It is also a kind of communications when Najib plans to meet Internet users.

When political leaders continue to communicate with the people, they can build interaction, foster mutual understanding to deal with those who try to provoke racial sentiments with bad intentions. Similar to Chinese organisations, they can magnify the power that supports Chinese education by communicating more with other racial groups. It also facilitates the implementation of the concept of “1 Malaysia”.

Unfortunately, when many people are doing their best to promote understanding, some organisations are engaged in small circles, hindering the country’s opening up policy and progress. For example, a total of 76 Malay non-governmental organisations formed a consultative council, Majlis Perundingan NGO Melayu (MPM), to oppose Najib’s opening-up economic measures. They vowed to defend Malay rights and Islam in the country. In fact, many organisations in the country are narrow-minded.

Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (Perkasa) are currently fighting for the inclusion of racial quota system and the Bumiputera equity requirement in the new economic model scheduled to be announced by the end of this month. Meanwhile, the Federation of Malay Economic Bodies (Gabem) called for Malay consumers to purchase goods only from Malay businessmen. Other radical organisations include the Association of Former Umno Elected Representatives (Mubarak), Federal Peninsular Malaysia Students Front (GPMS), Malay Professional Thinkers Association and Federation of Malay Writers Associations (Gapena).

If these organisations continue to think within the box and do not expand their struggling objective from Malays to the country and all Malaysians, the country will forever split. The country’s economic pie will not be able to expand without the cooperation of all Malaysians. How could you expect others to help you if you think only about the interests of your own racial group?

It is undeniable that many of these organisations are Umno members. Najib is facing a problem of how to implement the “1 Malaysia” concept within the party?

Former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi pointed out that many members said they give full support to Najib but they are discontented with the “1 Malaysia” concept behind his back. For them, the concept is unfavourable to Malays. He also urged party members not to sabotage behind the prime minister.

Abdullah’s remarks have confirmed that the conservative force within the party has been hindering the implementation of the “1 Malaysia” concept. We believe that they are worried about the implementation of the concept may affect Malay privileges and the support of the civil society. However, their most concern is still their political interests. If the country’s economy continues to be opened up, racial quota system is abolished and open tender system is implemented for government projects, it will harm the interests of the cliques and related enterprises.

 

 

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Historically, it has always been difficult to open up and reform. The country can move towards a bright future only after it has passed through the task. — mysinchew

” If these organisations continue to think within the box and do not expand their struggling objective from Malays to the country and all Malaysians, the country will forever split. The country’s economic pie will not be able to expand without the cooperation of all Malaysians. How could you expect others to help you if you think only about the interests of your own racial group? ”

Not just split, but likely discriminated by rising super powers India and China who make up 2/3rd of the world’s population and by their allies alone could make life very expensive and discriminatory to the racists who dare to be members of the 76 organisations above. As mentioned before, all Malays not part of the above organisations would not be subject to retaliation and should even form a counter organisation to announce to the world that they are true First Minded global citizens deserving the protection of all oppressed minorities here overseas. The minorities and right minded Malays will fight together for :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy.
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution.

;everywhere around the world towards – a tax free, eminent domain power removing, demographically inclusive – Utopia :

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Utopia – Capitalism with Socialist Caps on Personal Wealth – US$20 Million

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Recapturing The Robber Barons – by Jim Kirwan – 2-3-2112

In 1% tricks and traps, 99%, Abuse of Power, Bad By-Laws, bad laws, Democracy, ending starvation, Equality, social freedoms, Socialism, spirit of the law, vested interest, Wealth distribution on February 4, 2012 at 8:51 am

Had we not become as willfully ignorant as these fools
That failed to resist the Spanish Inquisition;
None of what is happening now,
Could have come to pass!

BACKGROUND

Before the Crash of 1929 the banks under the guidance of the Robber-Barons played repeatedly with the stability of the markets to create the Bank-Failures that were used to manipulate America’s money supply which each ended in a CRASH. The largest of these was the Wall Street Crash of 1929.

After that disaster, the government instituted a whole series of new laws to keep that from every happening again (In-effect to chain the criminal behavior of the banks & the Robber-barons). From that day to this the old-line junk-yard dogs have been working furiously to repeat 1929, globally, to assure total-global control of the financial world, for the same forces that created the crash of 1929. The difference is that this time the GLOBAL-COLLAPSE will be a thousand times greater than anything anyone has ever seen before.

Under the Clinton administration the very last piece of that protective legislation the Glass-Stiegel Act, was totally destroyed—thus clearing the way for Bush & the Bandits to begin what Obama is now putting the finishing touches on.

THis GOVERNMENT IS NOW OUT OF CONTROL

All governments tend to be corrupt, especially when they have remained in control without a rebellion for over two hundred years. In our case, what we have seen is the government moving from its official duties to watch over and control corruption from the power-brokers, while supposedly protecting the public from corruption and outright theft. What we have now is the government having let itself be purchased by the global-new-world-order: which has thus become the instrument of massive criminality that takes payments from the corporations (and lets them create all legislation ­ for a bribe) in order to crush the population and enable the takeover of this nation; by the same corporations that this government was supposed to be PROTECTING us all from.

IF government had been doing its job we would not need the IRS (it’s a private for-profit agency) registered in Delaware, and is not officially a part of the US government: Instead we have IRS as the collection arm of the private for-profit Federal Reserve who collects taxes that go straight to the owners of the Federal Reserve, in exchange for printing our DEBT-BASED money.

If the US was a real country with an effective government we would all be getting quarterly dividend checks from the government instead of having to pay them the outrageous taxes they continue to demand. End the IRS & the Federal Reserve which they unswervingly serve!

“HOW” you might ask? It’s really very simple. The government of the United States (you & me) own huge amounts of property, natural resources, infrastructure and on and on and on. The government was supposed to be the custodian of our property and riches: IF they had been doing their jobs, instead of taking bribes and creating “laws” which officially allowed the corporations to acquire all of what we once owned, for next to nothing. Our property has been what all the PRIVATIZATION has always been about: Hiding behind the supposed “business-excellence” which privatization would supposedly bring to the hopelessly flawed publicly owned properties and assets. What a farce this has been! Corporate management is nothing more than a shell game to siphon off massive profits for themselves while literally raping this nation and its people.

For instance the people of the state of Alaska get between $8,000 and $10,000 each year from the government for what they have lost to the government in the natural resources that the government and the corporations steal every year from the citizens of Alaska. Why is this policy not nationwide?

All the national parks have been used and abused by cattle grazing, which has polluted the streams and damaged the land, for pennies an acre that equals massive profits to those “using” these almost-freebies for their own private profits. We have done the same with huge tracts of government land, that is auctioned off (again at rock bottom prices) to the oil-companies and the resource seekers including foreign nations, for almost nothing: compared to what that land and property could have brought on the open markets of the world. The corporations WIN big, the government was paid to allow this to happen and the only real losers have always been the US citizens. ‘The people” that owned everything that was sold at auction, not only have not received anything ­ instead we get our taxes raised in exchange for ever diminishing services ­ along with massive lay-offs that are as dependable as the sun rising in the East!

The truth is that the people of every country ought to be sharing in the wealth that each country produces: Instead the Greedy-Global-Owners keep all the profits made from resources they have basically stolen from the populations that own the forests, the minerals, the water, and the oil in every country, not to mention the land itself along with the publicly financed infrastructure, that here we are now selling off, to be turned back into foreign-owned toll-roads that were only there because we paid for them to be built in the first place.

Another example of what should have happened HERE is what was done by Gadaffi, in Libya; because he actually tried to funnel that countries profits directly back to the people of Libya, the way that we should have been doing things here, all along. (1)

However because we have done, to ourselves, the exact opposite of what could have not only kept this country free, but prosperous as well—we are now looking at prison camps and Martial Law with US troops about to roll into US streets and cities in just 29 more days!

THERE IS A REAL CHANGE COMING

When that day arrives that the first US GI kills the first American citizen on US Soil that will signal the end of the era that began with Kent State during the Viet Nam era that saw US National Guard troops shooting down unarmed students on campus.

When that day comes, every person wearing a government badge of any kind will become a legitimate target, because the wearing of a badge has never given the person behind the badge the right to be judge, jury & executioner of any US citizen—without due process!

If this country is going to survive this groundless and blatant attack upon every man, woman and child in the United States, then that first death ought to send the signal loud and clear to
everyone that owns a weapon to stop whatever you are doing and pick up arms because an armed population will not be treated the same way the unarmed demonstrators have been treated since Bush was in office.

As citizens we need to begin to share in the wealth that we have created in this country. What we do not need is yet another tyrannical administration trying to exterminate the public in every conceivable way, while this government pursues its own Global-Agenda that seeks the total destruction of everyone here who is no longer valuable to the powers that have declared themselves to be above all the laws, of both man and the universe.

Here’s just one more LIE that has been exploded regarding 911.

American Airlines itself is the source for information that AA Flights 11 (North Tower) and 77 (Pentagon) did not fly on 911. These flights are critical to the government’s crumbling cover up! Bush’s ‘official conspiracy theory’ of 911 is, therefore, a lie! If either of those ‘flights’ were mothballed on 9/11, then Bush’s ‘big lie’ ­the official conspiracy theory ­is not merely false, it is a bald-faced lie!

Conan Doyle, the brilliant creator of the character Sherlock Holmes, said: “When you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains however implausible must be the truth!” You can, therefore, eliminate Bush’s official conspiracy theory of 911! It is not only impossible; it’s absurd and insulting to intelligent people!

The Bush Conspiracy Theory is a Lie. If neither flight was in the air as American Airlines itself has so stated, then numerous ‘official versions’ of the ‘official conspiracy theory’ are but a pack of malicious lies. There is, then, probable cause to indict Bush and his co-conspirators for the crimes of mass murder and high treason. See: U. S. Codes, Title 18, Section 2441. That includes every statement made by Bush.

WikiScanner discovered that it was American Airlines itself which changed their Wikipedia entry to state that Flights 11 and 77 did not fly on 9/11. The original entry was as follows: Two American Airlines aircraft were hijacked and crashed during the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack: American Airlines Flight 77 (a Boeing 757) and American Airlines Flight 11 (a Boeing 767).
New entry [as of the date of this article] is as follows and includes the bolded text below:

Two American Airlines aircraft were hijacked and crashed during the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack: Flight 77 (a Boeing 757) and Flight 11 (a Boeing 767).
Although these flights were daily departures before and a month after September 11, 2001. Neither flight 11 nor 77 were scheduled on September 11, 2001. The records kept by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (www.bts.gov/gis/) do not list either flight that day.
­Wikipedia (2)

Sooner or later “everything is going to come out about all the LIES: When that happens would you not rather still be a free and conscious human being, rather than just another mindless idiot in service to this global fantasy!

kirwanstudios@sbcglobal.net

1) Libya & Gaddafi -The Truth you are not supposed to know 9 min VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XorKTwkFPDU

2) AA Exposes ‘Big Lie’: Flight 11 Did Not Fly on 911
http://www.opinion-maker.org/2012/01/aa-exposes-bushs-big-lie-flight-11-did-not-fly-on-911/

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Kirwan wrote : “For instance the people of the state of Alaska get between $8,000 and $10,000 each year [[[wealth distribution!]]] from the government for what they have lost to the government in the natural resources that the government and the corporations steal every year from the citizens of Alaska. Why is this policy not nationwide?”

Try quality of life fee as well sample clauses below (payable by the beneficiary of the receipient of the contract) :

i) everytime a new hi rise appears in the neighbourhood
ii) or a green lung disappears
iii) village sized municipality ‘upgrades’ to township or township ‘upgrades’ to a city or a city ‘gains’ a tourist or mega project
iv) everytime a public mass transport facility is installed – highway, bus interchange, MRT, airport (those near enough to hear noise or be affected by pollution)

Which MPs or Governors can understand what was written above and will write and amend laws for the 99% so that they (if not over term limits) remain votable? The 99% must see the above ‘quality of life compensation bill’ be written into law, not those who write ‘Forced Military Conscriptions backed by fines and jail terms WITHOUT abstentioon options’. Any who write or pass bad laws (like forced NS) are unvotable and a new MP or governor must be voted in the next election to place a MP or governor who will remove that same bad law. The above example is something even the academics have not noticed or are too entrenched to want to address . . . good article Kirwan! Now how about running for election as well if not sabotaged by psy-oppers and EMF/ELF/smartmeter pro-bad law writing ‘careerist politician’ colluding citizens?

2 Articles On Subsistence Farming and Self Dependency in Food – reposted by @AgreeToDisagree – 4th February 2012

In bad laws, creating jobs, ending starvation, ranching, subsistence, USA on February 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm

ARTICLE 1

The U.N. and “Livestock’s Long Shadow” – July 8, 2011 by ppjg – Debbie Coffey

By restricting access to grazing land, for example, land and related feed resources become relatively scarce, so technical change will move towards making more efficient use of these resources …”

The same applies to all other natural resources that feed into the livestock production process, such as water or nutrients.”

In 2006, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Livestock Environment and Development (LEAD), supported by US AID and the World Bank, put out a 416 page report titled “Livestock’s Long Shadow.”  Statements made in this document should make American ranchers and farmers look for the United Nation’s long shadow over their land and water.

We’ll start off with some points the FAO made in the report, then some of their solutions (which, by the way, seem a lot like communism).  Then I’ll tell you why I think this report is, pardon the pun, bullshit.

THIS FAO REPORT STATES:

“The livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.

The findings of this report suggest that it should be a major policy focus when dealing with problems of land degradation, climate change and air pollution, water shortage and water pollution and loss of biodiversity.”

“The environmental impact per unit of livestock production must be cut by half,  just to avoid increasing the level of damage beyond its present level.”

LAND DEGRADATION – “The livestock sector is by far the single largest anthropogenic user of land. The total area occupied by grazing is equivalent to 26 percent of the ice-free terrestrial surface of the planet. In addition, the total area dedicated to feedcrop production amounts to 33 percent of total arable land. In all, livestock production accounts for 70 percent of all agricultural land and 30 percent of the land surface of the planet.”

ATMOSPHERE and CLIMATE – “With rising temperatures, rising sea levels, melting icecaps and glaciers, shifting ocean currents and weather patterns, climate change is the most serious challenge facing the human race.  The livestock sector is a major player, responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions measured in CO2 equivalent.”

WATER – “The world is moving towards increasing problems of freshwater shortage, scarcity and Depletion…The livetock sector is a key player in increasing water use, accounting for over 8 percent of global human water use, mostly for the irrigation of feedcrops…in the United States, with the world’s fourth largest land area, livestock are responsible for an estimated 55 percent of erosion and sediment, 37 percent of pesticide use, 50 percent of antibioticuse, and a third of the loads of nitrogen and phosphorus into freshwater resources. Livestock also affect the replenishment of freshwater by compacting soil, reducing infiltration degrading the banks of watercourses, drying up floodplains and lowering water tables.  Livestock’s contribution to deforestation also increases runoff and reduces dry season flows.”

BIODIVERSITY – “Livestock now account for about 20 percent of the total terrestrial animal biomass, and the 30 percent of the earth’s land surface that they now pre-empt was once habitat for wildlife. Indeed, the livestock sector may well be the leading player in the reduction of biodiversity, since it is the major driver of deforestation, as well as one of the leading drivers of land degradation, pollution, climate change, overfishing, sedimentation of coastal areas and facilitation of invasions by alien species.”

“…livestock actually detract more from total food supply than they provide.  Livestock now consume more human edible protein than they produce. In fact, livestock consume 77 million tonnes of protein contained in feedstuff that could potentially be used for human nutrition…”

THE SOLUTIONS THAT FAO SUGGESTS:

“Many producers will need to find alternative livelihoods.”

“Small family-based livestock producers will find it increasingly difficult to stay in the market, unless effective organizational arrangements, such as contract farming or cooperatives, can be designed and used… the loss of competitiveness requires policy interventions, not necessarily to maintain smallholder involvement in agriculture, but to provide opportunities for finding livelihoods outside the agricultural sector and to enable an orderly transition.”

“By restricting access to grazing land, for example, land and related feed resources become relatively scarce, so technical change will move towards making more efficient use of these resources…The same applies to all other natural resources that feed into the livestock production process, such as water or nutrients. Likewise, new costs associated with… livestock production, such as emissions of ammonia or other forms of waste, will lead to increased efforts towards their avoidance.”

“Most frequently natural resources are free or underpriced, which leads to overexploitation and pollution. Often perverse subsidies directly encourage livestock producers to engage in environmentally damaging activities… One requirement for prices to influence behaviour is that there should be secure and if possible tradable rights to water, land, use of common land and waste sinks.”

“Public policies need to protect and enhance public goods, including the environment. The rationale for public policy intervention is based on the concept of market failures. These arise because many local and global ecosystems are public goods or “commons,” and the negative environmental impacts that livestock have on them are “externalities” that arise because individual economic decisions usually consider only private individual costs and benefits.”

“Achieving greater efficiency in irrigation in the broader sense may mean giving up water to other sectors where it has higher value uses, even if sometimes that implies reducing the value of agricultural output.”

“…the removal of subsidies has been shown to have a strong potential to correct some of the environmental damage caused by livestock production.”

WHY FAO’S REPORT IS BULLSHIT:

The United Nation’s FAO, along with its CODEX ALIMENTARIUS, has been PUSHING ANIMAL CLONING FOR YEARS.  So this issue isn’t about too many animals on the earth, or the environment, or feeding the hungry – it’s most likely about who owns the patents for the cloned animals and biotechnology, and who will own and control all food (and people, land and resources) in the future.
FAO issued a statement about cloned animals:

“The statement was published in March 2000 on the occasion of the ‘Codex Alimentarius Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Foods Derived from Biotechnology’ meeting in Japan.

Biotechnology provides powerful tools for the sustainable development of agriculture…When appropriately integrated with other technologies for the production of food, agricultural products and services, biotechnology can be of significant assistance in meeting the needs of an expanding and increasingly urbanized population in the next millennium.”

(Apparently, this urbanized population would be increased after they run small farmers and ranchers off their land and force them to find “alternative livelihoods.”)

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE – INTERNATIONAL OVERVIEW

On the U.S.D.A website, there is a page with an “International Overview” stating “All of agriculture has become global. For example, the success of the U.S. farm sector is increasingly dependent on our ability to trade and compete with other nations. Similarly, the science of agriculture depends on international research partnerships to address national issues of food safety, sustainability, resource management, biotechnology, and crop and livestock disease prevention.

In 2007, the U.S.D.A. signed an agreement with the FAO to support the development of sustainable agriculture (agricultural biotechnology) in developing countries.

U.S.D.A.’s CSREES has been actively promoting animal cloning and biotechnology.  (It’s ironic that the U.S.D.A. also has the National Invasive Species Information Center.)

In a U.S.D.A. Foreign Agricultural Service document, Framework Agreement on Increased Cooperation between U.S.D.A. and the FAO, the U.S.D.A. was to agree to “further USDA’s goal of cooperating with international agricultural organizations in activities that promote and further develop the global agricultural system.  USDA will provide funds and resources to support FAO projects that advance that goal, that advance FAO’s work towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in developing countries, and that contribute to the realization of FAO’s programme of work/mid-term strategy as approved by FAO’s Governing Bodies.”

U.S.D.A. was also to agree that “No member of the United States Congress will be admitted to any share or part of this Agreement or any subsequent Programme Agreement, or to any benefit arising thereof.”

What about the U.S. Constitution?  What about the American taxpayers, who pay for FAO’s projects while we have cuts to our Social Security?

The U.N.’s Agenda 21 (Chapter 38) states: “All agencies of the United Nations system have a key role to play in the implementation of Agenda 21.”  Is the FAO, with the help of the U.S.D.A., implementing Agenda 21 in America?

AUTHOR’S NOTE:  I’ve been going to the roundups of our wild horses (the Bureau of Land Management is removing the wild horses from their federally protected Herd Management Areas, then leasing the same land for $2 an acre for oil and gas lease sales, or permitting new mining and mining expansions to foreign owned companies).  Some ranchers think these wild horse roundups will help them gain more grazing for their livestock.  I think the wild horses are the canary in the coal mine.  Ranchers, your cattle and sheep will be next.  As go these American icons that stand as symbols of our freedom, so goes our freedom.

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How about this Americans, for a way out of the b.s. that is urban life now. Try a MASSIVE ‘Cattle Drive Trail (Highway)’ winding through the entire USA several time. Look at any herdsmen in the ‘3rd World’. They do not have issues with lack of food though living in tents and being constantly on the move . . . in fact pay the herdsmen in meat and perhaps land for subsistence farming – how about 1 acre for every 5 years of herding work (lots of younger men would be self sufficient in as soon as 5 years instead of having 100,000s in debt on compound interest – no education but subsistence farming is far better than being hoodlums and gang bangers etc.) and animal husbandry work including food and board sound fair? Better than the homeless food stamp culture dotted with criminals and prison culture paid for by the tax payer. Look at Libya’s Green Mountain Project, plenty of young people who do not need any education or education debt to be part of that and to at least be able to grow their own food. It’s just that simple.

The grazing being of limited periods will not hurt the environment then the entire herding group moves on to return in a few years when the foliage would have regrown. Cattle remain healthy, lots of REAL high paying jobs as Cowboys, so those on cattle drives probably only will need to work 3 months a year. Much better than being a bean counter, pen pusher or paper shuffler or ‘programmer’ producing nothing in the real world right? The same way Facebook and Internet is just electricity without any place in reality compared to REAL work as suggested above . . .

Best of all the men will be Marlboro healthy (oxymoron?), the cattle will be free range (happy), and the environment and wanderlust of both man and beast will be met, farms along the trails from state sequestered lands along the same trail to be distributed to the poor or homeless to subsist on at least. Try the below pic for an idea :

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/683/usameat.jpg/

Welcome back to the frontier? Welcome back the frontier. At the same time, do read the below and understand that the Red Race of Men must have their rightful place as the representatives of the Americas with all non-colonial (who conned lands rather than shared the land from NAs) or non-pro-slavery (in the past) people of the White Race of Man as welcome guests and citizens under their laws.

USA is a rich nation, but stop sequestering the land which can be cultivated and used for ranching and framing, and create REAL jobs. Internet is rubbish once this system is up. And dot the land with 1000s of farms along the way, pay wages by the day, pay wages in food? USA needs to grow more food not produce more paper shuffling or computer obsessed jobs.

USA Meat
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/683/usameat.jpg/

http://ppjg.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/16955/#comment-10386

 

ARTICLE 2

Does Michelle Obama Know About This?
Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Oak Park, Michigan:

Their front yard was torn up after replacing a sewer line, so instead of replacing the dirt with grass, one Oak Park woman put in a vegetable garden and now the city is seeing green.

The list goes on: fresh basil, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, cumbers and more all filling five large planter boxes that fill the Bass family’s front yard.

Julie Bass says, “We thought we’re minding our own business, doing something not ostentatious and certainly not obnoxious or nothing that is a blight on the neighborhood, so we didn’t think people would care very much.”

But some cared very much and called the city. The city then sent out code enforcement.

“They warned us at first that we had to move the vegetables from the front, that no vegetables were allowed in the front yard. We didn’t move them because we didn’t think we were doing anything wrong, even according to city code we didn’t think we were doing anything wrong. So they ticketed us and charged me with a misdemeanor,” Bass said . . .

City code says that all unpaved portions of the site shall be planted with grass or ground cover or shrubbery or other suitable live plant material. Tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers are what Basses see as suitable.

However, Oak Park’s Planning and Technology Director Kevin Rulkowski says the city disagrees. He says, “If you look at the dictionary, suitable means common. You can look all throughout the city and you’ll never find another vegetable garden that consumes the entire front yard.”

So what is suitable? From another local news report:

. . .  we asked Rulkowski why it’s not suitable.

“If you look at the definition of what suitable is in Webster’s dictionary, it will say common. So, if you look around and you look in any other community, what’s common to a front yard is a nice, grass yard with beautiful trees and bushes and flowers,” he said.

God forbid your yard doesn’t include beautiful trees, bushes and flowers. It’s your job, Oak Park citizens, to give Kevin Rulkowski pretty things to look at. According to Bass’s blog, she’s demanding her right to a jury trial. So the city plans to throw the book at her.

our attorney spoke to the prosecutor today. (for the record, my crush on him is totally finished after today.)

his position: they are going to take this all the way.

officially, this means i am facing 93 days in jail if they win.

no joke.
|  peoplerrrstupid |  July 8th, 2011 at 8:30 am

What a stupid, clueless f. ing city worker. THIS is what’s wrong with our country.

Come tell me what I can plant in my yard, and I’ll politely show you the quickest way to get the eff off property.

A) I applaud the woman for demanding her right to a jury trial.
B) the prosecutor’s office should be ashamed of itself.
C) The city planning guy should to, but he’s obviously too stupid.
D) I hope some nice lawyer will donate his/her services to this woman and offer to counter-sue the city for their malicious attack on common sense.

my letter to mayor:

Dear Sir,

After reading an article about your city and your prosecution of a woman for growing vegetables in her front yard, I am shocked and embarassed that this can happen in America. With all of the green initiatives that municipalities are pushing these days, this woman should be held as a model. Furthermore, your staff is an embarassment, especially with his statements that “suitable” means “common” according to his dictionary. He must have a completely different dictionary than the rest of America. As a matter of fact, the vegetable garden meets the very definition of the word in so many ways.

As a suburb of Detroit, I would think that there are more serious issues facing your community than whether or not a woman grows a vegetable garden in her front yard. With today’s budget issues, I am not sure why you are employing a staff that has nothing better to do. Its a waste of tax payers money, its bureaucracy run amock…you work for your citizens, not the other way around. Not that you guys are alone with that issue. Get rid of these wastes of space and possibly hire more police officers, or for heavens sake possibly stick the money in the bank. Now there is a novel concept for government.

As a citizen, I can tell you that I would respect and vote for a mayor who came out opposed to such ridiculousness and guided his overzealous desk jockeys back on task.

Please step back away from your ordinances and your red tape and your career municipal officials and just look at this issue and how ridiculous it is.

Thanks,

James

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I’m beginning to hate USA when I read articles like this. Where are the Hell’s Angels or Black Spades or even the Woodstock citizens of USA? Whats going on with you guys in ‘the West’? Run for candidacy and don’t let up fighting against such abusers and bullies. Sue the police department and Oak Park’s Planning and Technology Director! Can’t grow veggies?!? Whats wrong with them? This is psychological warfare, identify people who act like that and vote them to hell ! Oh heres an example of the same kind of behaviour in Malaysia too. See the link below :

I suggest Julie Bass go to Amnesty International and file for refugee status to see which country would allow her to migrate for being persecuted andf threatened with a jail term. Anyone from UNHCR want to contact Julie Bass? I think she needs help and that Oak Park needs to be sued for something related to Human Rights.

Still not running for President? Donald Trump? – by Michael Zennie – 24th December 2011

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2012 at 5:44 pm
Donald Trump ditches GOP and eyes independent White House bid (a week after candidates refused to attend his debate) Flip-flop: Donald Trump has only been a Republican since 2009. Now he’ll be an ‘independent’ Donald Trump has left the Republican party, a week after GOP presidential candidates spurned him and refused to attend a debate he was moderating. The billionaire real estate mogul’s allies have said he left because he was ‘disgusted’ by Republicans in Congress and he is considering a third-party presidential run of his own. But a headline debate that the Donald was planning to moderate flopped after only Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum — two of the seven major Republican residential candidates — said they would participate. Despite his announcement in May that he would not seek the Republican presidential nomination, the Donald has kept alive speculation about a bid for the White House this year — as he did in 2000, 2004 and 2008. Mr Trump’s allegiance to the Republican party didn’t last long; he only joined in 2009. He had been a registered Democrat since 2001.
 
Fox News commentator calls Obama a ‘skinny, ghetto crackhead’ on air Republican candidate Michelle Bachmann harangued by ‘gay robot’ on the campaign trail in Iowa Mr Trump, whose reality TV show ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ premiers in February, claims most of the presidential contenders wouldn’t commit to the Newsmax-sponsored debate because he wouldn’t rule out running for president himself. A political sideshow? Pundits and Washington insiders have called Donald Trump’s presidential ambitions a ‘political sideshow’ for their irreverence and inconsistency. Here are a few details of the Donald’s political history: Considered running as a fiscally-conservative, socially-liberal third-party candidate in 2000 Joined the Democratic Party in 2001 Criticized President George W. Bush for starting the Iraq War Floated running for president in 2004 and 2008 — but didn’t Joined the Republican Party in 2009 Surged to the top of some 2012 GOP primary polls after re-igniting President Obama’s ‘birth certificate’ debate Decided not to run for president May 16 after a month of media speculation The debate, originally scheduled for December 27, would be the last one before the Iowa caucuses and the official start of the presidential primary season. Last week, Mr Trump backed out of hosting the debate, as well. He has already reached out to Americans Elect, a third party that has already gotten itself on the ballot in 13 states including California, Florida, Michigan and Ohio.
 
‘Couple Donald Trump’s name recognition with his extraordinary wealth and Americans Elect truly becomes a viable force in determining who the next president will be,’ Michael Cohen, a lawyer for Mr Trump, told ABC News. ‘One thing is for certain, Donald Trump is adamant that Barack Obama must be defeated in 2012 under any circumstances.’ On Thursday, Mr Trump changed his political affiliation in New York from Republican to ‘blank,’ sources told Politico. The move was too late to matter for 2012 — Mr Trump will still legally be a Republican until the presidential election in November, the Washington politics website reported. The Apprentice ‘You’re fired’: The Donald, in addition to his political ambitions, still hosts Celebrity Apprentice, which debuts a new season in February ABC News said Mr Trump left the GOP because he was ‘disgusted’ by the Republicans in Congress, who bowed to political pressure and approved a temporary extension of the payroll tax cuts Friday. This isn’t the first time Mr Trump, who is the host of the reality TV show the Apprentice, has basked in the glow of presidential speculation. He openly considered running as a third party candidate in 2000 and also considered White House bids in 2004 and 2008 but never followed through. His name recognition and vast fortune, estimated at about $2.8 billion, helped him surge to the top of one early poll, though pundits criticized him as a ‘political sideshow.’
 
 
 
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Dem/GOP = Hegelian Eclectic (Bad) Plutocrat 1%ters (Bad) = 2 bads
Trump as 3rd Indie = Plutocrat 1%ter (Bad) = 1 bad
Joe Public as 3rd Indie = 99%ter (Good) = 1 good
 
Hegelian Eclectic might be removed but Trump is no 99%ter. Unless Trump funds dozens of candidates on a people’s ticket, he might be surprised to find a Joe Public type beating him if he runs entirely alone. If Trump fettes and supports a majority of Joe Publics (1 bad + several goods), then perhaps he could win because he would be bringing something to the table of American politics. Otherwise it’s another one man show (cult of personality) and no different from if the voters went for Joe Public. Between a Joe Public and a plutocratic Trump, the voters should know that a Joe Public will be safer. Between a Joe Public alone, and 10 Joe Publics supported by Trump, Trump will certainly win. If Trump brings in a lot of regular guys, (like a plumber not earning 250K a year), or even an ex-bodyguard who’s of moderate wealth, the people would know Trump was going all out for the American people rather than stoking an ego. Don’t forget the Latino, Black, Russian, Brazilian, Indian and Chinese candidates among Joe Publics, and a truly challenging 3rd Force party headed by Trump could change America and the face of the world (think future of humanity not personal profit btw . . . ). But as a single person? Might as well begin another season of ‘Apprentice’ in business as usual, Joe Public will have to do it themselves somehow . . . A political sideshow? Only if the man who can set up an entire political party in time for 2012 in all states does not do this. In which case a quintessential ‘Foghorn’ would have been born . . . much noise, no action.