Can You Hear Me Now? Yes, We Can.
Those old Verizon commercials meet the NSA.
By Andrew Bouve|Posted Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 3:41 PM
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By Andrew Bouve|Posted Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 3:41 PM
Obama has made no secret of apologizing globally for The United States and that “the Islamic call for prayer is one of the most beautiful sounds” he has ever heard. After being alerted that the Boston Islamic Terrorist #1 was a threat and ignored, we wondered just who if any body we were looking for…………
Posted in Agenda 21, Gun Control, Illegal Immigration, JoCo Board of Commissioners, Kansas, tagged Agenda 21, Ed Eilert, Ed Peterson, George Soros, ICLEI, jason osterhaus, Jim Allen, JoCo BOCC, Johnson County, kansas, Michael Ashcraft on January 31, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
In all the talk about gun control, Chicago presents a significant problem for the left. With some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, including bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, gun-related deaths in Chicago were higher than troop deaths in Afghanistan in 2012, according to The Daily.
Complicating things even further, Chicago is where President Obama calls home, where he once worked as a community organizer, where his former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, now serves as mayor – and where The Daily reports the murder rate is up a staggering 35 percent in hizzoner’s second year in office, quadruple the rate of New York City.
Gun shops are outlawed, and there are no civilian gun ranges within city limits. Yet the more the plans fail, the more the planners plan. Emanuel says he is “working on an ordinance that would restrict guns more tightly,” WLS-TV Chicago reported earlier this month.
The Windy City provides stark evidence that tougher gun restrictions fail to make us safer, and the left must find a way to explain this away.
Enter Christie Hefner, the former chairwoman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises who is now working with the far-left organization, Center for American Progress. (NOlathe NOte:
“Major individual donors include George Soros, Peter Lewis, Steve Bing, and Herb and Marion Sandler.”)
On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Hefner said Chicago’s sky-high murder rate could be blamed — at least in part — on climate change, according to the Daily Caller.
Talk about killing two birds with one stone (pardon the pun).
“Yes, last year we hit a record number of murders from guns [in Chicago],” Hefner said. “And this year we are already outpacing last year’s numbers. Now, there are contributing factors that are not under anybody’s control and may seem odd, but it is factually true. One of them is actually the weather. There is a dramatic increase in gun violence when it is warmer. And we are having this climate change effect that is driving that.”
Which begs the question: Is it just hotter in Chicago?
The most recent FBI statistics show that overall, violent crime was down in 2011 across America. What’s more, the Midwest, which includes Chicago, had the country’s lowest violent crime rate, with 349.9 reported cases per 100,000 residents.
In a forward-looking October article that focused on gun violence in Chicago and Obama’s position on gun control, Breitbart.com closed with this ominous warning: “Just think, this means that if Obama wins a second term the whole country will get a chance to enjoy the same kind of peace and tranquility Chicagoans enjoy on their gun-free streets everyday.”
Past, meet the future.
Watch yourself, here’s the video……
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—– Original Message —–From: Kdunwoody2@aol.comSent: Saturday, January 12, 2013 10:00 AMSubject: Re: MUST View! No , really this is a MUST View.Dave,This is the article that I referred to several days ago. This is extremely well written and certainly one of the best I have ever read. Good job my friend. May I post and share with others?KenIn a message dated 11/22/2012 10:43:10 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, email@example.com writes:The conundrum we face today, and have faced thoughout the history of the United States, is that the freedoms gauranteed by the Constitution allow for people to choose to support socialism or communism as their form of government if they so desire. It allows for the Constitution to be ignored because it is based on a set of ideals rooted in moral values. Once the ideals are abandoned, or no longer taught, there are no limits to what the government can do. The majority of voting citizens in 2008 and 2012 accept this fact and are willing to give up freedom for security.Compounding the situation is that many young people today do not know history and therefore do not understand why the Constitution is necessary to define the limits of government, the rule of law, and individual freedom in order to preserve our Republic. For them, the founding principles have become irrevelant to the present-day function of government.In addition, for years we have fostered a me-first entitlement attitude that works in lock-step with an ever expanding goverment to replace the free market system with a socialist/communist system. More government control, less individual freedom! It is a “give me mine” and “the hell with everyone” attitude that has undermined moral and religious principles of right and wrong, equality, fairness, and individual responsibility. Dependency has become acceptable. At this point in our history, dependency is clearly the victor.Those of us who “still hold these truths to be self evident” are in the minority. We are losing battle after battle and, although, the war is not over, the question remains will we be able to marshal enough forces to launch a campaign to restore the founding principles? Will we be equal to the task? Are we willing to become confrontational and engage is hand-to-hand combat?Personally, my efforts to sound the alarm within my own family have failed. I have alienated my brother and my daughter. My brother is a “me-first” guy who does not want to be bothered as long as he can continue to accumulate personal wealth. My daughter is comfortable with the advance of socialist ideas and sees them as no threat to her way of life. I am the wacko relative with the tin foil hat on! Therefore, my personal experience says we are not going to win the war.Having said all of that, I still support the Constitutional right of freedom of choice verses any other system! Unfortunately it will bring about our demise.Dave Losey
The Washington Times
Thursday, January 17, 2013
A West Point think tank has issued a paper warning America about “far right” groups such as the “anti-federalist” movement, which supports “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government.”
The report issued this week by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right.”
The center — part of the institution where men and women are molded into Army officers — posted the report Tuesday. It lumps limited government activists with three movements it identifies as “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement.”
The West Point center typically focuses reports on al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists attempting to gain power in Asia, the Middle East and Africa through violence.
But its latest study turns inward and paints a broad brush of people it considers “far right.”
It says anti-federalists “espouse strong convictions regarding the federal government, believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals’ civil and constitutional rights. Finally, they support civil activism, individual freedoms, and self government. Extremists in the anti-federalist movement direct most their violence against the federal government and its proxies in law enforcement.”
The report also draws a link between the mainstream conservative movement and the violent “far right,” and describes liberals as “future oriented” and conservatives as living in the past. (emphasis added)
“While liberal worldviews are future- or progressive -oriented, conservative perspectives are more past-oriented, and in general, are interested in preserving the status quo.” the report says. “The far right represents a more extreme version of conservatism, as its political vision is usually justified by the aspiration to restore or preserve values and practices that are part of the idealized historical heritage of the nation or ethnic community.”
The report adds: “While far-right groups’ ideology is designed to exclude minorities and foreigners, the liberal-democratic system is designed to emphasize civil rights, minority rights and the balance of power.”
The report says there were 350 “attacks initiated by far-right groups/individuals” in 2011.
Details about what makes an attack a “far right” action are not clear in the report, which was written by Arie Perliger, who directs the center’s terrorism studies and teaches social sciences at West Point.
A Republican congressional staffer who served in the military told The Washington Times: “If [the Defense Department] is looking for places to cut spending, this junk study is ground zero.
“Shouldn’t the Combating Terrorism Center be combating radical Islam around the globe instead of perpetuating the left’s myth that right-wingers are terrorists?” the staffer said. “The $64,000 dollar question is when will the Combating Terrorism Center publish their study on real left-wing terrorists like the Animal Liberation Front, Earth Liberation Front, and the Weather Underground?”
Most Americans have paid no attention to the Benghazi debacle and may believe Benghazi was a man that killed somebody.
This week the world shuttered again with terrorist attacks and kidnappings as if this is something new. But have you noticed the word AFRICA coming up a lot during and since the “Arab Spring“? But the world is safe now under Obama’s policies cuz the media says so. Take away our guns, raise taxes, support Agenda 21 and in 10 more years we’ll all be even.
Six months ago, even CNN caught on to this fabrication and reported.
Africa is the second largest Continent in both land mass and population but it is the largest in diversity listing 54 independent countries. With 14% of the world’s population, any uniting force would change both the political and economical powers this third world land would muster in the future.
Radical Islamists have a universal formula in recruitment. Find the outcasts that have anger for all government. We look no further than American prisons
With the poverty rate and corrupt governments, Africa is ripe for harvesting radical Islam. We searched and found that 53 of the 54 African countries (98.1%) are currently involved in either embracing or combating al Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood or other radical Islamic branches.
Many of the articles below are dated in 2013. Several of the articles were provided by US Government sources. Much of the below would be included in Obama’s daily security briefings. A reasonable person would conclude that “GM is dead and al Qaeda is alive and growing.” Look at all or pick a few. You decide.
Countries of Africa
A great site to visit first
Read below and ask yourself “How can we reduce gun violence in America?”
Will they become law abiding after Obama makes them legal citizens?
Mara Salvatrucha (commonly abbreviated as MS, Mara, and MS-13) is a transnational criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles and has spread to other parts of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. The majority of the gang is ethnically composed of Central Americans and active in urban and suburban areas. In the U.S., the MS-13 has an especially heavy presence in Los Angeles County and the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California; the Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas of Fairfax County, Virginia, Montgomery County, Maryland, and Prince George’s County, Maryland; Long Island, New York; the Boston, Massachusetts area; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Houston, Texas. There is also a sizable presence of MS-13 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Members of MS distinguish themselves by tattoos covering the body and also often the face, as well as the use of their own sign language. They are notorious for their use of violence and a subcultural moral code that predominantly consists of merciless revenge and cruel retributions. This cruelty of the distinguished members of the “Maras” or “Mareros” earned them a path to be recruited by the Sinaloa Cartel battling against Los Zetas in an ongoing drug war south of the United States border. Their wide-ranging activities have drawn the attention of the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who have initiated wide-scale raids against known and suspected gang members – netting hundreds of arrests across the country.
The Mara Salvatrucha gang originated in Los Angeles, set up in the 1980s by Salvadoran immigrants in the city’s Pico-Union neighborhood who immigrated to the United States after the Central American civil wars of the 1980s.
Many Mara Salvatrucha gang members from the Los Angeles area have been deported after being arrested. Namely, Jose Abrego, a high ranking member that was deported four times. As a result of these deportations, members of MS have recruited more members in their home countries. The Los Angeles Times contends that deportation policies have contributed to the size and influence of the gang both in the United States and in Central America. According to the 2009 National Gang Threat Assessment, “The gang is estimated to have 30,000 to 50,000 members and associate members worldwide, 8,000 to 10,000 of whom reside in the United States.”
In recent years the gang has expanded into the Washington, D.C. area; in particular the areas of Langley Park and Takoma Park, Maryland, near the Washington border, have become centers of MS gang activity.
In 2005, the office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement started Operation Community Shield. By 2011, this operation had made over 20,000 arrests, including more than 3,000 arrests of alleged MS-13 members.In 2010, convictions of several MS-13 members were made in the Charlotte, NC area.
Illegal immigration and human smuggling
According to The Washington Times, MS “is thought to have established a major smuggling center” in Mexico. There were reports by the Minuteman Project that MS members were ordered to Arizona to target U.S. Border Patrol agents and Minuteman Project volunteers.
In 2005, Honduran Security Minister Oscar Alvarez and the President of El Salvador raised alarm by claiming that Muslim terrorist organisation Al-Qaeda was meeting with Mara Salvatrucha and other Central American gangs to help them infiltrate the United States. FBI agents said that the U.S. intelligence community and governments of several Central American countries found there is no basis to believe that MS is connected to Al-Qaeda or other Islamic radicals, although Alvarez did visit Central America to discuss the issue.
Robert Morales, a prosecutor for Guatemala, indicated to The Globe and Mail that some Central American gang members seek refugee status in Canada. Superintendent of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police integrated gang task force, John Robin, said in an interview that “I think [gang members] have a feeling that police here won’t treat them in the harsh manner they get down there.” Robin noted that Canadian authorities “want to avoid ending up like the U.S., which is dealing with the problem of Central American gangsters on a much bigger scale”.
On July 13, 2003, Brenda Paz, a 17-year-old former MS member turned informant was found stabbed on the banks of the Shenandoah River in Virginia. Paz was killed for informing the FBI about Mara Salvatrucha’s criminal activities. Two of her former friends were later convicted of the murder.
On December 23, 2004, one of the most widely publicized MS crimes in Central America occurred in Chamelecón, Honduras when an intercity bus was intercepted and sprayed with automatic gunfire, killing 28 civilian passengers, most of whom were women and children. MS organized the massacre as a protest against the Honduran government for proposing a restoration of the death penalty in Honduras. Six gunmen raked the bus with gunfire. As passengers screamed and ducked, another gunman climbed aboard and methodically executed passengers. In February 2007, Juan Carlos Miranda Bueso and Darwin Alexis Ramírez were found guilty of several crimes including murder and attempted murder. Ebert Anibal Rivera was held over the attack and was arrested after fleeing to Texas. Juan Bautista Jimenez, accused of masterminding the massacre, was killed in prison. According to the authorities, fellow MS-13 inmates hanged him. There was insufficient evidence to convict Óscar Fernando Mendoza and Wilson Geovany Gómez.
On May 13, 2006, Ernesto “Smokey” Miranda, a former high-ranking soldier and one of the founders of Mara Salvatrucha, was murdered at his home in El Salvador a few hours after declining to attend a party for a gang member who had just been released from prison. He had begun studying law and working to keep children out of gangs.
On June 22, 2008, in San Francisco, California, a 21-year-old MS gang member, Edwin Ramos, shot and killed a father, Anthony Bologna, 48, and his two sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16, after their car briefly blocked Ramos from completing a left turn down a narrow street as they were returning home from a family barbecue.
On November 26, 2008, Jonathan Retana was convicted of the murder of Miguel Angel Deras, which the authorities linked to an MS initiation.
In 2008, the MS task force coordinated a series of arrests and crackdowns in the U.S. and Central America that involved more than 6,000 police officers in five countries. Seventy-three suspects were arrested in the U.S.; in all, more than 650 were taken into custody.
In February 2009, authorities in Colorado and California arrested 20 members of MS and seized 10 pounds of methamphetamine, 2.3 kilograms (5 pounds) of cocaine, a small amount of heroin, 12 firearms and $3,300 in cash.
In June 2009, Edwin Ortiz, Jose Gomez Amaya and Alexander Aguilar were MS gang members from Long Island who had mistaken bystanders for rival gang members. As a result, two innocent civilians were shot. Edgar Villalobos, a laborer, was killed.
On November 4, 2009, El Salvadoran leaders of the MS-13 gang allegedly put out a contract on the federal agent responsible for a crackdown on its New York factions, the Daily News learned. The plot to assassinate the unidentified Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was revealed in an arrest warrant for reputed gang member Walter (Duke) Torres. Torres tipped authorities to the plan after he and four MS-13 members were stopped by NYPD detectives for hassling passersby on Northern Blvd. in Queens, New York. He told cops he had information to pass on; he was debriefed October 22 at Rikers Island, where he was being held on a warrant issued in Virginia, according to court papers. Torres said “the order for the murder came from gang leadership in El Salvador,” ICE agent Sean Sweeney wrote in an affidavit for a new warrant charging Torres with conspiracy. Torres, who belonged to an MS-13 “clique” in Virginia, said he was put in charge, and traveled to New York in August “for the specific purpose of participating in the planning and execution of the murder plot,” Sweeney wrote. Gang members were trying to get their hands on a high-powered assault rifle, like an M-16 to penetrate the agent’s bulletproof vest. Another MS-13 informant told authorities the agent was marked for death because the gang was “exceedingly angry” at him for arresting many members in the past three years, the affidavit states. The murder was supposed to be carried out by the Flushing clique, according to the informant. Federal prosecutors have indicted numerous MS-13 gang members on racketeering, extortion, prostitution, kidnapping, illegal immigration, money laundering, murder, people smuggling, arms trafficking, human trafficking and drug trafficking charges. The targeted special agent was the lead federal investigator on many of the federal cases.
In 2010, Rene Mejia allegedly murdered a 2-year-old baby and his mother.
In August 2011, six San Francisco MS-13 members were convicted of racketeering and conspiracy, including three murders, in what was the city’s largest-scope gang trial in many years. Another 18 defendants reported to have ties to the gang plead guilty before trial.
In 2011, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in New Haven, Connecticut was vandalized on multiple occasions with the “MS-13 tag” and “kill whites” in orange spray paint.
In 2011, Alonso “Casper” Bruno Cornejo Ormeno, an associate of MS-13 from Fairfax, Virginia was sentenced to 292 months in prison for child prostitution. Ormeno recruited juvenile females into a prostitution ring by locating runaway children.
In June of 2012, Rances Ulices Amaya, a leader of MS-13, of Springfield was sentenced to 50 years in prison for child prostitution. He was convicted in February of 2012 for trafficking girls as young as 14 into a prostitution ring. They were lured from middle schools, high schools, and public shelters. Once acquired by Amaya, they were required to have sex with a minimum of 10 individuals per day.
In September of 2012, Yimmy Anthony Pineda Penado, also known as “Critico” and “Spike”, of Maryland was a former “clique leader” of MS-13. Penado became the 11th MS13 gang member to be convicted of child prostitution since 2011.
In the early 2000s (decade), US authorities investigated MS-13 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Eventually the work led to charges against 26 MS-13 members, including 7 trial convictions in January 2010, 18 guilty pleas, and 11 multi-year prison sentences.
This included the alleged first federal death-penalty conviction for an MS-13 member, Alejandro Enrique Ramirez Umaña, aka “Wizard” (age 25).
In 2005, in Los Angeles, according to a jury in a later sentencing phase, Umaña murdered Jose Herrera and Gustavo Porras (July 27) and participated and aided and abetted the killing of Andy Abarca (September 28). He later came to Charlotte, North Carolina, according to witnesses, as a veteran member of MS-13, to reorganize the Charlotte cell of the gang.
According to witnesses at his later trial, on December 8, 2007, while in the Las Jarochitas, a family-run restaurant in Greensboro, North Carolina, Umaña shot Ruben Garcia Salinas fatally in the chest and Manuel Garcia Salinas in the head. Witnesses testified that the shootings took place after the Garcia Salinas brothers had “disrespected” Umaña’s gang signs by calling them “fake”. Firing three more shots in the restaurant, according to trial testimony, Umaña injured another individual with his gunfire. Trial testimony and evidence showed that Umaña later fled back to Charlotte with MS-13 assistance. Umaña was arrested five days later in possession of the murder weapon. Additional evidence and testimony from the trial revealed that while Umaña was incarcerated while awaiting trial he coordinated attempts to kill witnesses and informants.
Umaña was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 23, 2008. During trial, he attempted to bring a knife with him to the courtroom, which was discovered by U.S. Marshals before Umaña was transported to the courthouse. Thousands of hours were spent on the case over several years. International work was also involved.
The case was investigated by the Charlotte Safe Streets Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Chief Criminal Assistant U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina, and Trial Attorney Sam Nazzaro from the Criminal Division’s Gang Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Don Gast and Adam Morris of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina were also members of the government’s trial team.
On April 19, 2010, The jury convicted Umaña of all charges and additionally found him responsible for the 2005 murders during the sentencing phase. On April 28, a 12-person federal jury in Charlotte voted unanimously to impose the death penalty. On July 27, 2010, Chief U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr., of Charlotte, NC, formally imposed the federal death penalty sentence. Also commenting on the decision in the government press release were Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer, of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Anne M. Tompkins of the Western District of North Carolina, Owen D Harris, Special Agent in charge of the Charlotte Division of the FBI, and Rodney Monreo, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief.
Gang markings and hand signs
Many Mara Salvatrucha members cover themselves in tattoos. Common markings include “MS”, “Salvatrucha”, the “Devil Horns”, the name of their clique, and other symbols. A December 2007 CNN internet news article stated that the gang was moving away from the tattoos in an attempt to commit crimes without being noticed.
Members of Mara Salvatrucha, like members of most modern American gangs, utilize a system of hand signs for purposes of identification and communication. One of the most commonly displayed is the “devil’s head” which forms an ‘M’ when displayed upside down. This hand sign is similar to the same symbol commonly seen displayed by heavy metal musicians and their fans. Founders of Mara Salvatrucha borrowed the hand sign after attending concerts of heavy metal bands.
Aunt Bea may be your last chance to legally own a firearm?
But this is not made for TV 1960′s. We will depend on real law enforcement and lawfully elected County Sheriffs.
Contact information during confiscation search/home invasion may be reached by dialing 911
While considering a voluntary surrender of firearms, JoCo residents should consider the following 1/3/2013
This public notification is to inform you that the below individuals are “Most Wanted” by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, for crime(s) committed, which are detailed when you click on the picture.
If you have any knowledge of the whereabouts of any of these wanted individuals, contact the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office at 913-791-5212.
|MARCO HERNANDEZ||RICHARD KING||STEVEN TATLEY|
|JOSE TORRES||DAVID VASQUEZ||JAVIER VAZQUEZ|
Your locally elected Sheriff will be your MOST NEEDED PERSON in an emergency that you no longer control after you surrender your lawfully purchased and owned firearms.
Updated 4/15/2011 3:17 PM |
*Note: Data excludes military and self-employed
Sources: USA TODAY, Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics
The share of the population that is working fell to its lowest level last year since women started entering the workforce in large numbers three decades ago, a USA TODAY analysis finds.
Only 45.4% of Americans had jobs in 2010, the lowest rate since 1983 and down from a peak of 49.3% in 2000. Last year, just 66.8% of men had jobs, the lowest on record.
The bad economy, an aging population and a plateau in women working are contributing to changes that pose serious challenges for financing the nation’s social programs.
“What’s wrong with the economy may be speeding up trends that are already happening,” says Marc Goldwein, policy director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a non-partisan group favoring smaller deficits.
For example, job troubles appear to have slowed a trend of people working later in life, putting more pressure on Social Security, he says.
Another change: the bulk of those not working has shifted from children to adults.
In 2000, the nation had roughly the same number of children and non-working adults. Since then, the population of non-working adults has grown 27 million while the nation added just 3 million children under 18.
USA TODAY analyzed employment numbers and 2010 Census data to see how the ratio of workers to non-workers has changed.
Other key findings:
•Men leave. Working-age men have been dropping out of the labor force for decades. The disappearance quickened when construction and manufacturing jobs vanished in the recession from December 2007 through June 2009. Until the 1960s, more than 80% of men worked.
•Women stay. The trend of women getting jobs offset the loss of working men until the late 1990s. The share of women holding jobs rose from 36% in 1960 to 57% in 1995, then leveled off. The rate was 56% in 2010.
The aging of 77 million Baby Boomers born from 1946 through 1964 from children to workers to retirees is changing the relationship between workers and dependents.
Retirees generally are more costly to support than children.
The average public school education costs $10,000 a year. The average retiree gets $25,000 a year in benefits — $13,000 in Social Security and Medicare benefits of $12,000.
In all, taxpayers will spend about $125,000 educating a child and $500,000 caring for a senior, in today’s dollars at current life expectancies, according to federal education and retirement program data. The costs are paid differently, too. State and local governments, through sales and property taxes, pay most education expenses. The federal government, though income taxes, pays most retiree costs.
“No matter how wealthy you are, you have a problem if half the population is not working and depending on those who are,” says John Goodman, president of the conservative National Center for Policy Analysis. “Wherever you look, we’ve overpromised.”
Economist Eileen Applebaum of the liberal Center for Economics and Policy Research says the real problem is a lack of jobs. Another 25 million people would work in a healthy economy, and incentives such as child care assistance could help, she says: “We’re getting richer. We can afford things. We just need to fix what needs to be fixed.”
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NOlathe statistical folks took the numbers provided from the above 2010 Census and sorted, color coded and created the chart and map below.
2010 Percent Adults Employed by State
Worth noting once again, this data does not include military Heroes or those self employed. NOlathe encourages you to compare this information with immigration populations and State taxing policies/publicly accessible benefits before making any conclusions.
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April 12, 2012
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt
Mr. Attorney General,
Please accept this as a signed complaint regarding Johnson County Board of County Commissioners refusal to supply documents as a result of a legal KORA request dated March 17, 2012 viewed here ICLEI Kansas Open Records Request and the response dated March 20, 2012 viewed here ICLEI-kora-response .
Following a similar complaint filed with your office Clarion KORA Request and the response provided by Johnson County Clarion KORA Response and with The AG’s involvement and intervention, The County acknowledged public access dated March 30, 2012 here JoCo Concedes Clarion .
This current complaint demands of The County the same public access to ICLEI members only information that is only accessible to few County Staff and elected officials. This complaint remains that The County has access to tax paid ICLEI information that The County uses in a variety of means and methods yet remains inaccessible to the public.
I respectfully request that this complaint remain in control of your office and not forwarded to the Office of Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe. Sitting County Commissioners violated the County’s Home Rule Charter by endorsing Mr. Howe during the 2008 campaign Section 2.07. PROHIBITIONS. No Commission member shall directly interfere with the conduct of any agency or any department, or any part thereof, including the appointment or removal of employees, except at the express direction of the Commission or as otherwise provided by this Charter.
As the District Attorney, I have met with him personally or with immediate Staff on two occasions submitting two complaints on the conduct of one or more of the Commissioners. With multiple follow-ups on my part, now more than two years later there has been no decision rendered by the DA Office and consistent with this recent report on “Transparency”
The County Cites KSA 45-217g “”Public record” means any recorded information, regardless of form or characteristics, which is made, maintained or kept by or is in the possession of any public agency including, but not limited to, an agreement in settlement of litigation involving the Kansas public employees retirement system and the investment of moneys of the fund.
Johnson County tax payers provide $3,500 annually which includes access to non-public information on and with ICLEI. Prior directions from the Kansas Attorney General’s Office
Computer data is a “record.” State ex rel. Stephan v. Harder, 230 Kan. 573, 582 (1982) (considering prior records statute). A.G. Opins. No. 87-137, 88-152, 89-106, and 94-104
Albeit temporary (although printable and saved), when accessing “Member” information the County is in “possession” of material that should be Public.
The lawfully executed KORA request dated March 17, 2012 attempted to make public information that was paid for by The County with tax dollars but only accessible to a few.