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Last evening following the terrorist attack we heard politicians and commentators refer to this jihadi event as one of more than 350 “mass shootings” for 2015, more than one a day. Wow, where did this come from?

They finally shared “Mass Shooting Tracker”. http://shootingtracker.com/wiki/Mass_Shootings_in_2015

The 2015 data was in Excel format and we saved here 2015CURRENT which documented 354 “mass shooting” (involves four or more victims) events for 2015 in chronological order. We sorted by State and saved the document.

NOlathe observations:

  • Only 18.3% (65 of 354) had identified shooter(s). This implies ‘drive-by shootings’ and other gang like activities are included.
  • Top 5 States account for 35.0% with top 10 accounting for 55.9% of the total. MassByState . This analysis further shows the impact of sites ie: Chicago have on the claims made “more than one mass shooting per day”.

 

Ken Dunwoody

kdunwoody2@aol.com

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Rarely do I find myself with a complete loss of words or will to write. But here I am two days of trying to understand what I just witnessed and remain at least somewhat respectful to those that have created, quite intentionally, my confusion. It starts with this statement presented before our Johnson County Board of County Commissioners yesterday June 11, 2015.

Consider authorizing the reallocation and expenditure of fund balances (reserves) for Fiscal Year 2015 for the Park & Recreation General Fund in the amount of $2,500,000; for Public Health fund in the amount of $626,318; for County General Fund for a total of $3,422,882 to be used to pay off the King Louie capital lease for $2.9 million and to provide authority in the amount of $522,882 for the transfer of 6.0 Mental Health FTEs and related contractual expenditures to the Department of Technology and Innovation; and for the Mental Health fund, authorize the reclassification of $522,882 expenditures related to the transfer of the FTEs and related contractual expenditures.

Even with a week to prepare for the potpourri discussion, this is how it played out.

In his princely moment of laying lying a sacrificial offering before the monarch, Commissioner Klika continued his babbling fool rendition. King Louie now endowed by The Parks and Wreck thanks the jester.

But look at what else occurred during this comical joust.

You may recall that two good citizens sued the County and these Commissioners in January 2014 for violating our cherished Home Rule Charter by appointing themselves as the Mental Health Commission. While the County blamed Mental Health financial woes on the then Mental Health Management and Commissioners, questions about the County’s Budgeting process surfaced.  “Nearly a million dollars” of County reserves were necessary to fund Mental Health and a District Judge ruled the Home Rule Charter as unenforceable.

You may also recall that in December 2014 at least another $800,000 of County General Fund reserves were provided to Mental Health “to pay the bills”. This time new software was blamed for delays in receipt of billing revenues. This I.T. problem (Technology and Innovation) was not dealt with in a timely manner?

Now 6 Mental Health FTEs (Full Time Employees) have a moral problem and will work more efficiently if $522,822 from General Fund reserves is given to Technology and Innovation and this equivalent amount removed from Mental Health Budget. Didn’t they just come up with additional funding and not transfer funds from one entity to another?

But who really cares in this new land of Oz.  All we find behind the curtain are those without a Heart, Brain or Courage. We’re not in Kansas any more.

“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It”

Ken Dunwoody                                         
GOD
Henpecked Acres                                       
One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
(913)768-1603
kdunwoody2@aol.com
http://NOlathe.net

 

 

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Since the approval and signing of the Lease Agreement with UMB Bank to pay for the purchase and “button up” costs for the King Louie Building totaling $3,600,000 8788metcalfleaseagreement on February 9, 2012 the here until now question loomed.  How was the $2,900,000 Principal payment due on September 1, 2015 going to be paid?

Base Rentals

We must first ignore that when we hurriedly purchased King Louie in December 2011 with ca$h from Reserves we threatened our Bond Rating.  Less than two months later we leased King Louie to UMB Bank for ca$h returned to Reserves saving our Bond Rating.  Now let’s ignore for a brief moment that we have already paid $120,576 Interest Only for a vacant non-tax generating building with yet another $17,400 Interest Only due.  Let’s ignore for another brief moment that this vacant non-tax generating building consumed several hundred hours of County Staff time and tens of thousands more dollars in consultant fees to find this once asbestos laden building a purpose. We still end up with the lingering question…………….

How was the $2,900,000 Principal payment due on September 1, 2015 going to be paid?

Earlier today June 4, 2015 King Louie shared the answer with us peasants.

CA$H

NO JOKE FOLKS vote scheduled for June 11, 2015 67574906042015101756410

June 11, 2015

Safe to say that the “Court Jester” positions have been filled.

“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It”

Ken Dunwoody                                        GOD
Henpecked Acres                                       
One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
(913)768-1603
kdunwoody2@aol.com
http://NOlathe.net

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Recently we became aware of and shared with you a communal involving Johnson County, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri governments conducting greenhouse gas surveys. At the end of the posting dated February 8, 2015 https://nolathe.net/2015/02/08/secret-meetings-hidden-documents-and-spooky-votes/  we noted the need for more discovery via Kansas Open Record Act (KORA) requests.

Now accomplished we have a better understanding for why we are hated by JoCo Staff and feared by JoCo Commissioners. Our simple and dates specific request resulted in hundreds and hundreds of documents. We received three emails, each with attachment containing the maximum amount of data transferable electronically.

The order in which we share this information is not in order of importance, events or dates.

With todays post we must start with a brief introduction to   http://www.icleiusa.org/networks/networks-1/heartland-local-government-sustainability-network

Heartland Local Government Sustainability Network

Dubuque, Iowa by Pete Zarria on flickr

Dubuque, Iowa. Photo credit: Pete Zarria on flickr.

September 17, 2010 marked the inaugural meeting of the Heartland Local Government Sustainability Network (HLGSN). HLGSN is an independent peer forum of municipal professionals in sustainability, energy, planning, environment, and allied disciplines. The geographic scope of the network includes Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas—aligning decidedly with U.S. EPA Region 7. The network allows some participation from South Dakota and North Dakota, which reside within U.S. EPA Region 8. The impetus for HLGSN is to help member local governments with the administration of federal initiatives, build capacity for members to improve sustainability performance locally, and provide a forum to exchange ideas and information with regional peers who share a common economy, culture, and climate.

HLGSN is self-governing, and membership is invite-only through peer review. The only requirement is that members are local government professionals. Current members include top-level managers from 14 cities and counties. Thus far, the network is comprised of mostly ICLEI USA communities, but ICLEI USA affiliation is not a requirement.  Kansas City, Missouri, is the founding member of HLGSN.

 

The 3 page document reviewed today may be viewed here Heartland CALL_2014_01_24

Portions shared and commented on below in order:

MARC 1.24.14.1

  • NOlathe note: All past (?) and current ICLEI members.

 

MARC 1.24.14.3

  • NOlathe note: Brendle is the recommended ICLEI contractor.

 

MARC 1.24.14.4

  • NOlathe note: As hard as we have tried, that makes no sense.

 

MARC 1.24.14.6

  • NOlathe note: We concede that corn is not the crop of choice in Oklahoma nor is cotton in Nebraska. But lets get another grant to study this?

 

MARC 1.24.14.7

  •  NOlathe note: ICLEI has already concluded there is Global Warming Climate Change but hasn’t any data to support that. Heartland group founded in 2010 and atleast partially responsible for massive mandates/spending is just now talking about acquiring data.

 

MARC 1.24.14.8

  • NOlathe noteGlobal Warming Climate Change Climate Resiliency.

 

MARC 1.24.14.9

  • NOlathe note: Global Warming Climate Change Climate Resiliency Climate Adaptation.

 

Conclusion– As recently as January 24, 2014 participants in ICLEI aka Agenda 21 have no data to support their mandates. Our elected have once again been duped with Chicken Little hysteria http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henny_Penny .

Commissioners– This is the time of year to hatch and add new chicks to ones flock. Henpecked Acres currently has 18 under a heat lamp. Please tell Henny Penny we’ll keep the light on for her, it’s time to come home.

“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It”
Ken Dunwoody                GOD
Henpecked Acres            One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
(913)768-1603
kdunwoody2@aol.com
http://NOlathe.net

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NOlathe has always attempted to hold the “work 40 hour employees of Johnson County” in the highest regard. For the most part, they work as directed and not necessarily responsible for the really stupid things they do or say. No truer words could be said about Bureau Chief Joe Waters “and if you believe that I have a bridge to sell you”.

http://www.jocogov.org/press-release/johnson-county-announces-new-director-facilities-management ” Johnson County Government’s new Director of Facilities Management has a 30-year career that includes related industry experience at Sprint Corporation and HCA Midwest Health. Brad Reinhardt joined the County on January 12, 2015. Joe Waters, who previously held the position, advanced to the County Manager’s Office, becoming the County’s full time Bureau Chief in November 2014 where he is responsible for central services departments.”

The typical Bureau Chief is use to deadlines so a reasonable person would have to ask why the often trembling voice and lack of conviction in this 1/8/15 presentation: 

In Context or Out of Context that is the question. The 100 page report is full of interpretation if one wants 201408FormerKingLouieAppraisalReportwithPIV but NOlathe stands by our previous position. This bridge is wore out and useless. On page 28 highlights a sequel to “A Bridge Too Far”.

Age / Life
Year Built: 1959
Actual Age: 55 years
Effective Age: 40 years
Typical Building Life: 40 years
Remaining Economic Life: 0 years

 For now we wait to evaluate what the approved $150,000 study will produce to market  “and if you believe that I have a bridge to sell you”.

 “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It”
Ken Dunwoody                                        GOD
Henpecked Acres                                      
One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
(913)768-1603
kdunwoody2@aol.com
http://NOlathe.net

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JoCo Commission Chair “Oh shucks! We need to discuss the 2013 Cow Flatulence Study. But the last time we had public meetings on this, the room rumbled when we lost control.”

JoCo County Manager “Let’s schedule a secret meeting in the bowels of the building.”

JoCo Commission Chair “Make sure all the exhaust fans are pointed towards the Courthouse. Just in case someone gets wind of this they won’t blame me. There’s an election next week and tomorrow is Halloween.”

JoCo County Manager “Don’t worry boss. No advanced notice, no minutes, no recordings and no press or public. Unless they’re downwind, no one will ever know about the votes either. Just between us, I really like it when you call me Spooky Dude, ah sorry boss. Consider it done!”

JoCo Commission Chair “Okey Spooky Dude, Depends.”

Spooky Dude “Depends?”

JoCo Commission Chair “Depends you idiot! Don’t forget Depends!”

This “Keep 50 feet from open flame” story starts in 2012. Briefly:

Wanting to know the 2012 connection between George Soros, Johnson County and Clarion Associates we filed a KORA Request and Complaint   https://nolathe.net/2012/03/21/complaint-filed-with-kansas-attorney-general/

Wanting to know the 2012 connection between George Soros, Johnson County and I.C.L.E.I. we filed a KORA Request and Complaint https://nolathe.net/2012/04/12/second-complaint-filed-with-kansas-attorney-generals-office/

Maybe due to increasing pressure or just an act of nature, shortly after these filed complaints Johnson County leaked out their I.C.L.E.I. membership had expired.  Even recently one Commissioner was quoted to have said “We aren’t a member of ICLEI, I had Spooky Dude confirm that.”  NOlathe and others have often said that getting JoCo out of I.C.L.E.I was much easier than getting I.C.L.E.I. out of Johnson County. In the years 2013, 2014 and 2015 since leaving I.C.L.E.I. George Soros and Agenda 21 is not only alive but thriving.

But unknowingly during the complaint investigations of 2012, JoCo released to The Kansas State Attorney General’s Office what will be referred to as the “stinking document” ICLEI kora letter

Or more specifically

Real stinky

“Except as ICLEI expressly authorizes in writing and in advance, Consultant shall not use, copy, modify, or distribute any of the ICLEI Property (electronically or otherwise) or any copy, adaptation, transcription, or merged portion thereof.”

A reasonable person would conclude that neither Johnson County nor Consultant may use ICLEI name or property without written/prior approval. Spooky Dude says “Depends!

On October 30, 2014 held a secret meeting to discuss the  2013 Cow Flatulence Study provided here October 30, 2014 unrecorded meeting document

  • Just like Clarion Associates is ICLEI’s endorsed Charter 2020 coordinator the Brendle Group     http://www.brendlegroup.com/ is the recommended Consultant for ICLEI endorsed Cow Flatulence Studies.

Further review of the secret October 30, 2014 Greenhouse Gas 2013 documents we find

  • Johnson County’s Consultant was Brendle Group
  • For the first time in Flatulence Study History a joint study was conducted with Kansas City, Missery a current and dues paying member of ICLEI.
  • Licensed measuring and accounting property of ICLEI was used to collect and compile the data
  • ICLEI.1
  • ICLEI.2

NOlathe is quite sure that a lawfully answered KORA request would reveal a written agreement between ICLEI, Kansas City and Johnson County. These Soros Dudes are Spooky, but they ain’t stupid. They leave that to us. In 2014 our Commissioners accept a study from 2013 conducted by a group they dropped from 2012 and bet their flatulence in silence near silence.

“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It”
Ken Dunwoody                                                     GOD
Henpecked Acres                                                   
One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
(913)768-1603
kdunwoody2@aol.com
http://NOlathe.net

 

 

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In early 2014 Mr. Benjamin Hodge and myself filed a lawsuit in District Court claiming the Johnson County Board of Commissioners had exceeded their Home Rule Charter authority when dismissing previously appointed members of the Johnson County Mental Health Commission. Events preceding the suit were well documented by The PITCH shared here:   https://nolathe.net/2014/01/02/county-commissioners-straight-jacket-mental-health-board-of-volunteers/

Johnson County commissioners get rid of its troubled mental-health board

Posted by  on Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 9:44 AM

http://www.pitch.com/FastPitch/archives/2013/12/24/johnson-county-commissioners-get-rid-of-its-troubled-mental-health-board         The PITCH

STEVEN KLIKA: “WHEN YOU HAVE CANCER, YOU GET RID OF IT ALL.”

  • Steven Klika: “When you have cancer, you get rid of it all.”

JoCo BOCC claimed their intervention was necessary to end the nearly $1,000,000 per year funding out of General Funds to keep the Mental Health Fund solvent.  After two court hearings the County persuaded the Judge that an old State Statute rendered the County’s Home Rule Charter void and ruled in favor of the County.

UPDATE, Lets look one year later.

This December 18, 2014 request for at least an additional $800,000 from General Funds is blamed on billing delays do to new software. Doesn’t that mean these tax dollars will be returned to General Funds when resolved? Shouldn’t that be stated?  Isn’t this the same excuse used a year ago?

Never claimed to be the sharpest tool in the shed and sure BOCC would rather see us as patients and not as critics. But this just doesn’t seem to have worked out all that well. Surprised?  Could we get their help with legal fees?

Knock Knock.

Who’s there?

Big government and I am here to help.

“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It”
Ken Dunwoody               GOD
Henpecked Acres           One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
(913)768-1603
kdunwoody2@aol.com
http://NOlathe.net

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