Wednesday, May 20, 2015
OK, so the authorities have come down hard on a husband and wife and son team operating out of Tennessee that used “fraud” to bilk close to $200-million away from generous donors, the victims of such theft thinking such donations to the “Cancer Fund of America” would be distributed to help cancer patients. As the cops have quoted, “operated as personal fiefdoms characterized by rampant nepotism, flagrant conflicts of interest, and excessive insider compensation with none of the controls used by bona fide charities.” Even some Alaskans were taken for a ride! A statement from the Alaska police said the money donated by Alaskans “went to things such as fundraisers and personal purchases by the family responsible, including cruises and concert tickets.” and “The money is mostly gone,” said Jessica Rich, director of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection. So yes to jail with the thugs and throw away the keys. But wait there's more. The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Charitable Fun(d) foundation, no different. With the Tennessee crooks, only 3% went to the cancer patients in need. With Bill's firm foundation, only 5% goes back into the community to help with things and it appears from the Clinton's 990 statement sent to the IRS, well just more of the same insane “personal fiefdoms characterized by rampant nepotism, flagrant conflicts of interest, and excessive insider compensation.” So herein exists two similar “NOT For PROFIT” foundations, yet once again we see the double standard – with those that can break the law and get away with it because it appears that when someone spends a little time on the “Beltway”, “We the People” give them a bonus of immunity. Wake up AMERICA...
The "Clinton Legacy"!
Posted by Green Mountain Boy at 5:42 AM
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Cost to keep the lights on, what's "BEST for BESS"!
|CORY R BORGESON||$387,077.00|
|THOMAS K HARTNELL||$326,808.00|
|RONALD E WOOLF||$267,102.00|
|LYNN N THOMPSON||$297,286.00|
|MICHAEL J WRIGHT||$361,861.00|
|SEARL L BURNETT||$302,820.00|
|DAVID R HOFFMAN||$328,598.00|
|JOSHUA R PARSONS||$213,370.00|
|PHIL C SCHULZ||$283,525.00|
|GREG E WYMAN||$272,442.00|
|DAVID W GARDNER||$337,067.00|
|JEFFREY P YAUNEY||$436,435.00|
Posted by Green Mountain Boy at 5:23 AM
Monday, May 18, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
For real so unreasonable! Isn't there a law abiding and abetting law such unreasonable ridiculousness and premedia-meditated pre-Neantadthal behavior? These lunatics that are placing blame on Obama for the Frankford Junction Amtrak train wreck...America's IQ with respect to the blame game continues to divide our nation, and divided we fail. Look, I learned to always “RESPECT” the Commander-in-Chief – yet will draw the line if Hillary enters the “Awful Office” made so popular by her horny toad husband. I have started a campaign, it's called “Hillary for 1400 Pennsylvania 2016...where TRUTH is in short supply”! Thanks Sarah...Interesting that there came a similar wreck at the Frankford Junction, back in 1943 with the “Congressional Limited” missing the turn! Wow, off track again! Anyway, the train wreck cannot be blamed directly on Obadiah, but maybe point a finger at...drum roll please...Congressional Limitations! See, even though the Amtrak wreck was more likely then not a “speeding” frenzy by either a control system out of wack or the engineer whacked out while under attack from foreign objects, there should have and could have been assurances through technology that this...well it should and could have been avoided. In fact, “We the People” may have a warranty or a case for breach-of-contract and instead of loosing money with this “wreck”, save our bacon against “frivolous” lawsuits. See, Congress throws away $millions$ each year to the railroad men “that drink up your blood like wine” - thanks Bob. The intent starts off on the right track, but when the “pork pie” is on the Congressional cafeteria's “Limited” menu, well it is a favorite sellout – standing room only for take-out! Now like I have reported time and time again, when this nation finds a problem wherein finger pointing finds the Congress hitting back with “middle” finger legislation, one can look at Alaska as the “Litmus Test” that reveals what is in store for more dereliction upon decency. See, Alaska is far and away from the contiguous lower-48 states, separated from the “pack”, so it allows for a segregated assessment. OK, statutory rape many miles away. See, Alaska has its very own “Casey Jones Railroad” that is basically the Amtrak Albatross. The albatross metaphor in this case symbolizing a curse, a tax payers' burden. OK, when the yearly American Railroad Reinvestment Act “pork pie” is consumed, every damn senator and congressmen takes pride in sending a prized piece of that pie to his or her constituency – to buy voter support. It means loot to keep people employed, with that the “givers” enjoy the fruits of “OUR” labor and in return, well return to the cafeteria for more take-out. Yes, our taxable income regurgitated to fund the rail from sea to shining sea. Now the way that “pork pie” is divided, well it uses a sticky fingers formula, based on unimaginable criteria. In Alaska, the state run railroad receives $45-million each year, as “Revenue” in efforts to stay afloat. And that accounts for almost half of the “revenue” requirements to keep the steel wheels turning – not just an out-of-sight out-of-mind infusion but a big chunk – called “Half Fare”! Originally the 49er railroad was owned by the U.S. government, built a long time ago and once again courtesy of the U.S. Taxpayers and money spent rightfully so as Alaska was a strategic site for military operations with “I can see Russia” so close. Thus building a rail from the sea-sick side of Seward through the mountains to Anchorage and up to Fairbanks, it allowed the “brass” to build a military presence – when Alaska was still considered a “Territory”. Then came statehood, and with that the G-man rail was required to be sold - as once a “state” Uncle Sam had to take away the training wheels. So the Fed.'s placed the rail on the auction block - and nobody came with the cash to purchase the rail infrastructure for pennies on the dollar – a government giveaway. And why not no interest? What the hell was a railroad in the middle of nowhere worth as a business venture? In reality there came a single potential buyer from the lower-48. But when the negotiating team couldn't get the state to provide limited liability for environmental damage already damaging things - as the Alaska railroad right-of-way was considered a “Super Fund” sight after years and years of abuse - well without an assurance that would not be an issue it sent the interested party packing. Just like occurred with Flint Hills, made to pay for someone else's mess! See, in Alaska if you buy pollution you own pollution – like an inheritance tax! So with no takers, the state was forced to take over the rusting narrow gauge and placed Bill Sheffield in charge. See, Bill was qualified because he was impeached when an Alaskan governor – which meant well versed in corruption and the only way the Alaska Railroad could continue to chug-chu-chu was through corruption. OK, Bill wasn't the only high roller on cocaine! So for years, with powerful senators that have all been indicted for corruption but know too much so get flea bargain arraignments, half the “Operating Revenues” for the rail continues to flow this way in the form of “Grants”. What does that me? It grants the receiver a waiver that there is no pay back required, along with no responsibility or accountability! Yes, money that is earmarked to maintain the “Albatross” and its pathetic business model. Look, at least Amtrak follows the letter of the law with respect to “Half Fare” requirements during “Non-Peak” hours of the day. OK. Bill Sheffield allows “Half Fares” during the winter when there is no reason to ride the rail. I have researched the Alaska Railroad for years, it's a “U.S. Taxpayers' Scam”. As far as following the letter of the law with respect to Federal funding, it is an abuse of the system of merits. Case in point: That “stinky fingers” formula that guarantees the $45-million welfare check keeps coming back, well it uses the rail car traffic as a ways and means to derive the “Grant”. So Casey sends car-load after car-load of empty cars between Seward and Anchorage – you can watch this unfold in the summer, just so the railroad boss can screw Uncle Sam. See, the formula takes into account moving freight cars and it is based on prevailing fuel costs per car. The formula doesn't realize the cars are empty, so the outcome is $millions$ in welfare. And with all this unnecessary rail traffic, it makes the “Non-Peak” criteria impossible, as it is always purposely made busy along the rail corridor - so it acts as an excuse and deterrent in efforts to not allow a fare that accommodates poverty, what the “half-fare” program is all about and a requirement for entities receiving Federal funding. Imagine poor people riding the rail during the busy tour season? See, if “Half Fare” was done correctly, tourists could also get a break and Alaskan families may be able to afford a train ride! So would the handicapped and the elderly, beneficiaries of the “Half-Fare” program. Yes, Alaska purposely reneges on that program, as it would interfere with the “Princess” profits! So in reality and if practiced the way it is supposed to be, the government does indeed care about the rail system in America, but being stingy allows money needed there to be wasted here – what our Congress is good at – supposedly equal appropriations regardless of the need! Our “Constitution” defines how appropriations are supposed to be distributed, but it appears due “Congressional Limitations” that those sworn in are inept – can't read the fine print! Bottom-line, if we started to send our hard earned regurgitated income to where it is needed instead of using the “pork pie” to serenade narcissism and corruption, maybe train wrecks would be few and far between. The infrastructure, like in the Northeast” corridor is under extreme abuse, due a need for a commuter service – which takes money to maintain. When in Alaska, the rail is but a joke. Look, Alaska is the richest state of the “Union”. We have the biggest land mass and the shallowest population – yet Alaska has been for years taking in top honors with respect to regurgitated taxable income and we have very little to show for such efforts. We still have a problem finding road lane paint that lasts through the winter? And don't blame that on the weather. Sometimes upward $3-dollars incoming for every dollar garnished by Uncle Sam – which means some states receive only pennies on the dollar – that amounts to train wrecks! And here is a very interesting tid-bit about Casey Jones. The Alaska Railroad has a very handsome retirement program for its workers – matching 9% of a workers yearly pay! A company that cannot make a profit without an Uncle Sam welfare infusion! And get this, it is the only “Over Funded” retirement program in the world when at the same time the retired and soon to be retired Alaskan teacher population is bracing for reductions in their very own nest-egg, in the tune of $12-Billion. So how has the Alaska Railroad - which cannot make a profit on its own - keep its retirement portfolio ahead of the game? Well that U.S. “Grant” money is being used to fund that enrichment – yes “We the Taxpayers” are paying for the Alaska Railroad workers retirement, the reason the state run railroad can match that 9%! For those accountant types out there, that retirement is $18-million “over-funded” and only $42000 “under-funded” - pocket change! And if this is not an albatross, well we have a bridge to nowhere for sale – made possible by Casey Jones and Company. Yup, courtesy the U.S. Taxpayers. Only problem, no tracks leading to or fro, as the bridge enters dangerous territory used for military games, where undetonated live ordnances simmer away, so now the ARMY has barricaded that bridge. It is truly a “Bridge To Nowhere”, U.S. Congresswolf Don Young's dream coming true.
U.S. ARMY defending against invasion at the ARR Tanana “Bridge to Nowhere” crossing.
Ah! well a-day! what evil looks
Had I from old and young!
Instead of the cross, the Albatross
About my neck was hung.
Posted by Green Mountain Boy at 8:19 AM
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
ALASKAN STUFF: OK, is Alaskan Senator MoanaLisa MurCowpiefly trying to accomplish a goal of “HIPPY KILLER” nemesis and along with that, kill off also our children – from the right and left? Like a father like daughter onslaught! It is truly freak'n la dee da hilarious, yet concerning, with respect to Alaska's nepotism senator's disrespect for humankind. OK, she has Dan Sullivan pussy-whipped already, lap dog extraordinaire, which brings into the equation some narcissism – so together the N&N comradeship comedy team. Look, Alaska would be better off with Sarah Palin as a senator, at least we would be seeing more of Russia...“Bear bombers I can see them”! But it ain't hilarious by any stretch of a Neanderthal imagination, it's sad! I am talking the MurCowpiefly & Sullivangelist tag-team duo's attack upon the EPA! Take a deep breath, as the air in Fairbanks is better off by 2-notches in the choke-me-to-death category. But that will be a short lived victory, because when the next 3-year average comes to be, to deal with PM25 reductions, Fairbanks will definitely be on the BRAC list and the laughing stock of the world. See, according to the EPA the state has not been using the correct data and must utilize the events of the most polluted spot within the Fairbanks “attainment” area and the pollution in North Pole....look, North Pole is the armpit of the earth when it comes to “Air Quality” and that pollution attainment area includes Ft. Wainwright and is steadily moving towards Eielson. Air polluition and ground water pollution attacking like a “blob”. And when the “real” tragic data is used to justify Fairbanks' ranking in the health category – even tourists will shy away! it will increase the reported pollution level by 300%, which means Fairbanks will be declared the “Most Polluted American City” by Guinness. Damn, didn't we most recently win an award from Guinness for the most ridiculous “battery” in the world? I guess we deserve the “BESS”! Anyway, why in hell would the brass be interested in keeping either base open for business – from a legal standpoint due health risks for the troops in boots and their families. Imagine getting marching orders to the “Number 1” most polluted city in the world – it's spousal abuse to pack up the wife and kids and go to a bad place! The bad air isn't going away, as until we see a natural gas pipeline from up north, daylight will be less and less due smog “ALERTS”. OK, natural gas isn't a panacea, but it does help cut down on “Air Quality WARNINGS”. But not to worry any adverse effects the new data will reveal about just how bad it is in the interior as MoanaLisa is being pro-active, by insisting that the EPA has no jurisdiction in Alaska when it comes to regulating “Clean Air” and “Clean Water” and an attempt to forfeit new regulations the Commander-in-Chief has mandated taking effect this year. Obama has authorized “Public Law” that will clean the air, cutting pollution by half of the existing “crap” that we breath by 2030. OK, here is the scorecard. Frank – MoanaLisa's predecessor – he spent 21-years wasted in Congress with a single “failed” agenda, efforts to open up ANWR. Basically, Frank found fame and fortune fighting the “environmental movement” along with fighting Native Alaskans opposed to opening up that prized and pristine area of Alaskan wilderness to oil development. He lost, and now we see yet another senator with a single agenda, banning the EPA so Joe Uselessbelli can sell more “Air Polluting” coal. See, it is all about the deep pockets, so what if our children start to choke and die because of rotten air! Look, anything to get re-elected as it sounds good fighting the EPA, yet the subliminal message – well it means increased respiratory aliments. It's like we elect stool pigeons that can focus but on a single ideal. And it is a focus that is designed to hurt us and benefit the wealthy. And here is what irks my Urkel. In 2005, the “Alaska Air Monitoring Network” was established through funding delivered by Alaska's Congressional delegation. Yes, Ted Stevens knew that it was necessary to monitor the air pollution, so $millions$ in taxpayer money was sent this way, in efforts to monitor what in hell we were breathing! As once it was determined, then action could arrest the culprit, in this case what was challenged is known as PM25 – particulate “crap” in the air! So we spent the “pork” money and today realize just how bad it is, especially in the interior of Alaska – namely Fairbanks, North Pole and an area that includes Eielson Air Force Base. So, why in hell are we entertaining bringing more troops this way? I would sue Uncle Sam if I were a pilot with family and given marching orders this way! So it shows just more Congressional “dereliction”, as why in hell did we waste the money in the first place? Yes, we found out it was bad air and now that the EPA is adamant about Alaska following the “Public Law” with respect to “Clean Air” & “Clean Water” which is good for the citizens but harmful to the PAC supporters, well MoanaLisa has thrown in a noose and is commanding Mr. Pussywhip to tighten the strangle hold. If I were the EPA and under such harassment by the MurCowpiefly and Don Young, the hell with Alaska. Yes, ban the EPA from Alaska. Then let the Pebble fly and all the other destructive money making projects designed to turn wilderness into crater central and in time Alaska will be but another “Love Canal”. Then we can re-invite the EPA back in – so we can “Super Fund” the crap out of the American Taxpayers! Too bad, as when Alaska...when we had a statesman like senator Ted we even won awards for being pro-active about “Clean Air” & “Clean Water”. With the help of the EPA, the Alaska Native Health Consortium became the “largest” tribal health organization from sea to shining sea in efforts to reduce air quality concerns and improve the the lives of Alaska's native people. Yes, because of such efforts awarded the “Gregg Cooke Visionary Award”. “The awards program, established in 2000 at the recommendation of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, recognizes and honors both individuals and organizations that have undertaken the risks of innovation, served as pioneers in their fields, advanced public understanding of air pollution and improved air quality.” And the way this is accomplished is through “capitalization contributions” from the EPA. Since its 1988 inception to intercept increased “air guilty” indictments, Alaska as received close to a $billion$ in loans courtesy Uncle Sam through the generosity of the EPA. But when the EPA is given its marching orders by the MurCowpiefly, say goodbye to any attempts to make the air here in the “Lost Frontier” any cleaner. Breath now or forever choke on your peace pipe! OK, so why does MoanaLisa MurCowpiefly have a Don Young hard-on against the EPA? It is simple. See, the EPA wants a clean environment for our kids. So in efforts for that to happen, especially in rural places – Alaska included – it provides the lowest interest rate loans for pollution control revolving funding. Take for instance 1% for a 20-year. But therein exists the problem. MoanaLisa comes from the banking world, as Daddy Dearest Frank came from there also. Bankers are in it for themselves and a handful of shareholders. When Frank was governor, he totally screwed up the Alaska Student Loan “payback” friendliness program which in turn screwed over many local kids with a label today of “Bad Credit”. Look, the schools of higher education in Alaska suck, so good parents send their children “outside” for a college education, which costs a whole lot more! So it takes longer for the payback period, but Frank didn't care – he's a banker and would take away your house and raid your refrigerator even if your kids were hungry. Look, Frank believes there should be still a “Debtors Prison”. So that mentality, well like father like daughter reigns today with the MurCowpiefly dynasty. MoanaLisa wants to ban the EPA because it is over friendly with “loans” designed to “clean up” the air, as that is in direct interference with a “banks” button-line. It is that simple! And when the true picture of just how bad the air is in Fairbanks proper, with the new EPA data, the brass will then find an excuse to accomplish what they have been after for a long time – shutting down Eielson and maybe furloughing a majority of the Ft. Wainwright responsibilities. So, just get rid of the EPA and sail into the sunset on that job of a lifetime. Maybe MoanaLisa MurCowpiefly will trump her father and win one for the wealthy at the expense of the proletariats. This is what happens between the lines of a good line! So look for MoanaLisa to win a victory in Alaska for...the answer is not a tough one!
Posted by Green Mountain Boy at 5:49 AM
Sunday, April 26, 2015
“Great Spirit, Great Spirit, my Grandfather, all over the earth the faces of living things are all alike. With tenderness have these come up out of the ground.
Look upon these faces of children without number and with children in their arms, that they may face the winds and walk the good road to the day of quiet.
This is my prayer, hear me!”
~ Black Elk
Posted by Green Mountain Boy at 7:18 AM