If Former Racine County Executive Jim Ladwig is a Republican, Why Did Democrat Beth Pramme Host a Fundraiser For Ladwig?

What’s going on in Racine County? Is there any real difference between the Republicans and Democrats, or are they working together against the People? Once you are accepted into the true inner circles of power, there are NO Republicans or Democrats, just Political Opportunists ruled by Corporate Interests. The reward for complying is just more pay raises, tax-free fringes of $30,000, $40,000+, retirements, double dipping, loot and scoot (take your taxpayer funded retirement and move to a State with no income tax), no accountability (just ask Rich and Jennifer Chiapete or Tim Zarzecki). You sit on Boards of non-profit Organizations which are taxpayer funded, but not subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Laws, and spend hundreds of millions looted from the taxpayers which benefit the politically correct connected.  If your political career is in jeopardy because of personal sins, there are taxpayer funded Non-Profits and Corporations which will employ you and see you through. Meanwhile, the Little People are abused, jailed and fined, and the tax and fee hikes just keep coming! But that’s how it works in a kleptocracy – and that’s the form of government which operates throughout Racine County.

This is an oldie but a goodie – which shows how far the deception goes in Racine County – it is a document which is only available to the public because of a lawsuit. The document would never be published in the mainstream media, because it would reveal the secret. What could be more revealing than notorious Democrat Beth Pramme holding a fundraiser for Jim Dickert and John Ladwig, or is that John Dickert and Jim Ladwig? As an added *BONUS* Mary Jerger Osterman and Chip Brewer, Director of Worldwide Government Relations at SCJ, are  involved!  Of course, Jim Ladwig now works for SC Johnson as the Senior Director for Global Community Affairs and John T. Dickert works as the executive director of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative..  Bon Appétit!

Doesn’t the below make more sense? Republican Jim Ladwig employing Democrat Beth Pramme to Recall Brain Dead Scott Walker!

Taxes are for Little People – big People like SC Johnson, Foxconn and Racine’s current First Couple, Cory & Rebecca Mason either don’t pay them or fix it so they are exempt. They are the Beneficiaries and Recipients.

See: http://racinepost.blogspot.com/2009/06/sc-johnson-emails-offer-intimate-look.html

 

https://arrestrecordsofracinewipublicofficials.wordpress.com/2018/08/19/lifestyles-of-racines-rich-famous-politically-connected/

The Mason’s aren’t interested in paying their fair share. The Lehner name is well connected to City Hall…. Benjamin Lehner of Root River Council fame is now a City Employee…OH LOOK – they even paid full price $440,000! It is surely an “Arms Length” sale…..  Everything is on the Uppity UP! Nothing to see here folks, now move along…. Hey Buddy…. what’s your problem?

While this asshole loves himself to death! LOL! Too big to jail, he issued an Executive Order! As a Mayor! LOL! While the Common Council of Racine sat in *STUNNED* Amazement.  Claimed to be Mayor 24/7, and stuck the taxpayers with his personal legal bills of over $100G.  Ya gotta luv someone with the chutzpah of John T. Dickert – American Politician. LOL! Laugh now – cry later.

And just ask Racine County Executive Jonathon Delagrave, who is trying to lift everybody’s* boat with the Foxscam Failure……..

(NOTE that EVERYBODY does not include those who are privately employed, small business owners, and those not politically connected)

If Racine County is a Sanctuary County – then we can provide Foxconn with the low wage and no benefit workers needed to make The Project happen.

 

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While Racine County Executive Jonathon Delagrave Spends $20,000 to Promote a “Digital Era Compliant County” scheme, The “Smart City” of Baltimore is Brought to a Standstill As “Baltimore City Hall Computer Network Infected With Ransomware Virus, Officials Say”

Racine County Executive Jonathon Delagrave Is Completely Out of Touch With Taxpayer Needs

Just when taxpayers thought it couldn’t get any worse, and Foxconn is in DEFAULT of their WEDC contract and demanding to renegotiate, Racine County Executive Jonathon Delagrave decides to waste $20,000 of taxpayers dollars, coupled with a $10,000 grant from WI Counties Association to fund ” a contract with My Strategy Source LLC, a consulting service, to develop a long-term digital vision for the county.

Screenshot from My Strategy Source LLC, link in text above:

The contract costs about $30,000, however the county has received a $10,000 grant from the Wisconsin Counties Association to help offset the cost”. Well, wasting $20,000 for lobbying efforts to convince taxpayers that poison is good for them is still wasting taxpayer dollars.

If the Non-profit and tax exempt taxpayer funded “Secret Government” Wisconsin Counties Association wants to chip in $10,000 – then CUI BONO? No one knows – nor can anyone even ask the question – because the quasi-governmental taxpayer funded Association is EXEMPT from Open Records Requests.

Wisconsin Counties Association Not Subject to Open Records Law

Joe Forward
Legal Writer:

Sept. 23, 2014 – A state appeals court has ruled that the Wisconsin Counties Association did not need to produce records requested by the Wisconsin Police Association because the Counties Association is not subject to public records law.

Under Wis. Stat. section 19.32(1), certain “authorities” must produce records for inspection if requested to do so. Authorities include state or local offices, elected officials, agencies, boards, commissions, and other government-related entities.

The Wisconsin Professional Police Association submitted two requests for records from the Counties Association – a nonprofit organization whose members are Wisconsin counties – which refused, arguing that it was not subject to public records law.

In Wisconsin Professional Police Assoc. v. Wisconsin Counties Assoc., 2014AP249 (Sept. 18, 2014), a three-judge panel for the District IV Court of Appeals agreed that the Counties Association does not qualify as an “authority” subject to public records law.

The panel rejected the Police Association’s claim that the Counties Association is a “quasi-governmental corporation” that falls within the statutory definition of “authority.”

Meanwhile in the Smart City of the Future – Baltimore:

Baltimore City Hall Computer Network Infected With Ransomware Virus, Officials Say

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Hall government servers have been infected by a ransomware virus that government officials said is spreading throughout their network.

Mayor Jack Young released a statement confirming the issue.

“Baltimore City core essential services (police, fire, EMS and 311) are still operational but it has been determined that the city’s network has been infected with a ransomware virus. City employees are working diligently to determine the source and extent of the infection. At this time, we have seen no evidence that any personal data has left the system. Out of an abundance of precaution, the city has shut down the majority of its servers. We will provide updates as information becomes available.”

He said at this time no personal data has left their system.

Due to the current network issues, the Director of Public Works has suspended late water bill fees for City and County customers, DPW said in a tweet:

They later said employees of the City’s Finance Department are out front of the Abel Wolman Municipal building saying due to the network outage, they cannot conduct business or pay bills Tuesday with cash. They added that check and money orders only will work.

Newly sworn-in City Council president Brandon Scott tweeted a statement on the IT issues as well.

Michael Greenberger, a homeland security expert, said that the culprits are usually after money.

“Someone attacks the computer systems and encrypts all the data on it so that it’s unreadable and there you are stuck with your computer system and all your files,” Greenberger said.

In 2016, hackers took over MedStar Health’s database.

In March of last year, a similar attack compromised Baltimore’s 911 operations for more than 17 hours.

For this recent cyber take-over, one of the biggest inconvenience to residents has been not being able to pay bills.

“I tried to pay a couple of tickets and they said this billing has been shut down ever since 7 o’clock this morning,” one resident said.

While Zerohedge adds:

Chaos In Baltimore: City Government Paralyzed By Cryptocurrency Ransomware Attack

Ransomware is a type of malware designed to block operators from using computer systems or specific data until a ransom is paid.

The Baltimore Sun said the ransomware was identified as RobbinHood. The hackers demanded cryptocurrency as the preferred payment to unlock the files.

Davis said the malware attack in Baltimore City was similar to one that disabled computer systems in Greenville, North Carolina, last month. City Councilman Ryan Dorsey said City Hall employees were instructed on Tuesday afternoon to disconnect all devices from the network.

“Everybody has been instructed to unplug the Ethernet cable and turn off power to their computers, printers and such,” Dorsey said. “It’s apparently spreading computer to computer.”

Hackers wrote in a note that 3 Bitcoins (equivalent to about $17,667 at current prices) will unlock each system, or approximately 13 Bitcoins (worth $76,557) to unlock the city’s entire communication system. Apparently that amount is too much for Baltimore to afford.

The note also told city officials that if they contacted law enforcement that all communication would be cut off. It also emphasized that anti-virus software would damage the computers. The ransomware’s procedures are completely automated.

Lest anyone think otherwise – Racine County Executive Jonathon Delagrave is also a Director at RCEDC and PROMISED that Foxconn would invest $10 Billion Dollars in a 10.5 Generation LCD Manufacturing Campus – as pictured below:

Here is what Racine County Executive Jonathon Delagrave actually delivered, after committing Taxpayers of Racine County to $1,000,000,000 in taxpayer funded debt and expenses!

From the RCEDC 2017 Form 990:

Racine County Taxpayers need to OPEN THEIR Eyes – as Bond Rating Downgrades are happening with concurrent debt service and interest expenses increase while unemployment increases, and the Foxscam Failure is revealed for all to see!

As A Better Mount Pleasant notes:

Racine County Executive Jonathon Delagrave LIED, and the People died.

Sometimes, it happens. By design. Racine County Executive Jonathon Delagrave is being led by his Corporate Masters.

Crime pays in Racine County.

 

Meanwhile, in Racine’s Sister City of Detroit, MI:

Detroit’s LED streetlights going dark after a few years

Detroit — The city’s lighting authority fears tens of thousands of streetlights are in jeopardy of failing just a few years after being installed, threatening to put some of Detroit’s neighborhoods back into the dark.

The authority behind the state-of-the-art overhaul of Detroit’s streetlight system filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer of nearly a third of the city’s 65,000 streetlights, saying a fix is expected to cost millions.

The Public Lighting Authority in its complaint against Leotek Electronics USA notes that upward of 20,000 LED lights are “prematurely dimming and burning out” and putting the city’s revitalization progress “in jeopardy.”

“Indeed, the PLA expects a system-wide failure of Leotek’s luminaires in the short-term,” the lawsuit reads.

Read more: Detroit mayor: City’s streetlight problem could cost $9M

The issue was discovered last fall during routine surveys of the lighting system, and it’s tied to defective units that were either “charred, burned, or cracked,” according to a February letter from the lighting authority’s law firm.

The California-based manufacturer acknowledged in a December letter to the lighting authority that it had experienced “a higher number of reports of failures” in models dimming city streets, primarily in west side neighborhoods and a number of Detroit’s major thoroughfares.

In the Dec. 17 letter, Leotek administrator Hy Nguyen said the company had determined “the problem is excessive heat that can burn the lens directly above the LED.”

“We apologize for the problem you have experienced and will work with you to correct the problems,” Nguyen wrote.

But in recent weeks, Leotek officials have gone silent, according to the lighting authority. A representative for Leotek did not respond Monday to requests for comment.

The lighting project has been held up by Mayor Mike Duggan and others as an early success in the city’s effort to restore basic services. Before the three-year, $185 million overhaul, about 40% of Detroit’s 88,000 streetlights didn’t work.

The LED lights provided by Leotek were anticipated to last for at least a decade.

“The people of Detroit have been through a lot when it comes to streetlights,” Public Lighting Authority Executive Director Beau Taylor told The Detroit News. “I want the people to know that we’re doing everything we can to mitigate it, and we’re not going to go back to where we were before.”

The lawsuit notes that over the past five months, lights have failed in “large sections of Detroit,” and that Leotek officials have refused attempts by the lighting authority to honor warranty benefits “even though they admit the problem with its luminaires and know that it is imperiling the safety and wellbeing of Detroit residents.”

RCEDC’s List of Directors and Officers, While T-Rex Barks Up the Wrong Tree!

Foxconn Manufacturing Campus as Promised by RCEDC and Racine County Politicians

The following list is taken from the RCEDC 2017 Form 990, available at the previous post. It is an interesting mix within a taxpayer funded Organization that has no accountability to those who fund it. What is happening in Racine County has been planned at RCEDC in secret – and while hopes were high, and intentions good, so far the project is seriously in default with Foxconn wanting to renegotiate the contract. Racine County Taxpayers could be on the hook for over $1,000,000,000!

What Has So Far Been Delivered

As:

Foxconn wins approval of building plans that it has labeled ‘trade secrets’

Foxconn Technology Group has received conditional state approval to begin building the footings and foundations for its promised flat-screen factory in Mount Pleasant.

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services issued the go-ahead last week on initial plans for the much-awaited project, documents released Monday show. Foxconn will need to return to the agency for review of plans for further construction.

The plans for the footings and foundations, meanwhile, remain under wraps. Foxconn contends the documents are confidential trade secrets, which are exempt from public disclosure under Wisconsin law, Brennan Nardi, communications director for the Department of Safety and Professional Services, said by email.

The department will ask Foxconn to back up its assertion that the plans are trade secrets, and, after receiving the response, determine whether the plans can be made public.

Documents released Monday provide only small detail on Foxconn’s plans. The project will cover 977,366 square feet and be completely protected by sprinklers, the documents say.

They also indicate Foxconn must provide a further soils and foundation report because the company categorizes the ground at the site as capable of bearing weight beyond 3,000 pounds per square foot.

Foxconn has said it will begin construction this summer of a so-called Generation 6 plant to make liquid crystal display panels and will begin production in the fourth quarter of 2020.

 

Meanwhile, Harry sends:

As an advocate for honest, open and transparent government, (HOTGOVERNMENT).

I take issue of your recent claims of being fierce advocates for the concept of “government in sunshine”:

“Journal Times editorial: State’s government bodies shouldn’t circumvent the open meetings law”
 Your board has at best a spotty record of advocating  “government in sunshine” and a worse record of publicly holding local government officials accountable for misconduct in office. 
 
Your board and your newspaper has a dismissal record of pursuing the opening of government within Racine county and holding it accountable.
 
That being said, I will forward the email sent to Mayor Cory Mason and city council members for their consideration regarding the city of Racine operating an “open checkbook”.
 
In part:   https://www.johnscreekga.gov/home where you can find the open checkbook to view individually written checks or sort by department expenses. The city of Johns Creek has even provided a tutorial video of how to navigate the checkbook. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aJjP9DhIgw.
Harry Wait

Harry, You’re barking up the wrong Tree!

 

It’s Not what you don’t know – it’s what you know that ain’t so!

Truth or Dare With State Rep Robin Vos

From JT:

Judges will allow Vos deposition in redistricting case

MADISON — A three-judge panel says a group of Democratic voters challenging Republican-drawn legislative districts can depose Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.

The voters filed a federal lawsuit in 2015 alleging the boundaries amount to an unconstitutional gerrymander. The Democrats want to question Vos about how Republicans drew the boundaries and how Republicans expected the lines to affect Democrats.

Vos has argued that he can’t be deposed due to legislative privilege, which protects lawmakers from being sued.

And to no one person’s surprise – Vos claims limited liability and qualified immunity for his potential criminal actions! Because he is a State Actor!

And as we all know too well in SE WI – The Written Rule of Law is long dead and the Elite may do as they please!

Divorce, Adultery, Lying, Cheating and Stealing!………..

These are the things which bring a Nation Down.

MADISON, Wis. — Assembly Speaker “Boss” Robin Vos has shown he doesn’t like leaks in either his professional or private life, based on recent media reports and public records. As reported by the media, Vos imposed a gag order in his separation and divorce agreements with his second wife. Vos’ record also reveals that as a legislator he has sought to make it harder for the public to find out what he and the Republican controlled legislature are up to.

“Robin Vos is literally the Secrecy Speaker,” said One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross. “In public policy and in his personal life Robin Vos has sought to shut out the public and shut up those who might damage his quest for political power.”

As reported by the Associated Press:

“Vos’s first two marriages ended in divorce. Under the terms of his second divorce, which was finalized in 2017, his ex-wife Samantha was barred from speaking with anyone about their marriage or the grounds for the divorce. The separation agreement, made in 2012 as Vos was preparing to run for speaker, prohibited her from changing her marital status on Facebook until after the election.”

Records have also revealed that Vos’ predilection for privacy extends to his conduct of the public’s business in the state legislature.

Republicans engaged in unprecedented secrecy surrounding their 2011 rigging of the state legislative district lines as part of the redistricting process. Vos, then co-chair of the powerful budget writing Joint Committee on Finance, appeared to have been helping to coordinate legislators signing secrecy agreements regarding the legislative map rigging and advising them on what to say if questioned about it.

Ross concluded, “The clear message from Boss Robin Vos is that he thinks his and the legislature’s business is none of the public’s business.”

https://onewisconsinnow.org/press/robin-vos-the-secrecy-speaker/

Why bother to tell the Truth – when the Voters will accept lies and Legislators claim limited liability and qualified immunity while committing personal and public Sins too numerous to count.

 

Why Does Republican State Representative Robin Vos Endorse Criminal Activity by Foreign Corporations?

State Representative Robin Vos Sent:

Since the November election, I have been concerned that Governor Tony Evers would try to undermine the state’s contract with Foxconn Technology Group. This week the new governor told members of the media that he wants to renegotiate the contract, and he doesn’t believe the Taiwanese company can create 13,000 jobs in Wisconsin. Like many of you, I was stunned when I heard these remarks. As I said on the Jay Weber Show on News/Talk 1130 WISN, it is beyond my level of understanding to think a governor of the state of Wisconsin is basically rooting for the failure of the largest economic development project in the state’s history.

Luckily, WEDC negotiated an ironclad contract with expectations from both sides. Foxconn also released a statement saying it remains committed to the contract and job creation across Wisconsin.

I remain confident that Foxconn will continue to work toward its goal of creating 13,000 jobs. Our state already is enjoying the economic benefits of the company’s investments in the Dairy State. As Foxconn moves forward on its plans in our state, I’m open to hearing if any flexibility is needed regarding the project, which I hope is the intent of Governor Evers.

Really?

Apparently it is way beyond Rep Vos’s understanding that the agreement between WEDC and FOXCONN stipulated a Gen 10.5 Manufacturing Facility!

From the Agreement between WEDC and FOXCONN:

Concerned Taxpayers can download the agreement by clicking on the link: 1109wedcfoxconn

Foxconn says it will openly violate the terms of the agreement! And still expects payments?!

From The Cap Times:

After a week of headlines raising questions about Foxconn’s plans for Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers said Friday he is comfortable with the technology company’s commitment to the state.

“Frankly I think what they said recently has been relatively consistent, it’s just a matter of their communication strategy being more consistent,” Evers told reporters in the state Capitol. “I’m comfortable that they’re still committed to the state, they’re still committed to this Generation 6 technology, but that doesn’t mean we won’t continue to encourage them to be more transparent and more consistent.”

Shortly before Evers’ comments, Foxconn Technology Group said in a statement that it will move forward with plans to construct a Generation 6 facility in southeastern Wisconsin. So-called Gen 6 factories generally produce small LCD screens for cell phones, tablets and small televisions.

Although Foxconn originally billed its planned Wisconsin facility as a Generation 10.5 LCD plant, the company has said since last year that it will instead start by building a smaller Gen 6 plant. Foxconn executive Louis Woo has said the company’s southeastern Wisconsin campus will be built in a phased approach.

The confusion surrounding Foxconn’s plans for Wisconsin started with a report on Wednesday published by Reuters. In an interview, Woo told Reuters the company was considering changing the focus of its facility in Mount Pleasant.

Woo told Reuters the company expected to hire mostly researchers and engineers rather than manufacturers, citing the high costs of building TV screens in the United States. He said about three-quarters of the jobs in Wisconsin would be in research and development and design.

What Doesn’t State Representative Robin Vos understand?

In Reply to Robin Vos:

WI Gov. Tony Evers is holding Foxconn to it’s promise to perform under the contract which stipulated a Gen 10.5 facility, which Foxconn has failed to do. Thus – Foxconn is now acting in violation of the contract terms. Thus any contract with Foxconn is null and void. I fully support WI Gov. Tony Evers in his demand for specific performance.

Why do you, Rep. Robin Vos want to allow Foxconn to violate the agreement, and yet still receive the benefits of the Agreement?

Why do you support such criminal activity?

See also: https://arrestrecordsofracinewipublicofficials.wordpress.com/2019/04/18/wedc-got-something-right-racine-county-is-top-rated-for-politicians-tricking-residents-and-treating-themselves-to-the-spoils/

 

And while State Rep Robin Vos condones criminal activity by Foreign Corporations violating the terms of a contract – he further demands:

State Rep Robin Vos: “I’m open to hearing if any flexibility is needed regarding the project”.

BOHICA Racine County Taxpayers – here it comes again! $1,000,000,000 taxpayer dollars expended and still counting!

Once again…

From the Agreement between WEDC and FOXCONN:

State Rep Robin Vos is a criminal career Politician, who supports criminal activity by Foreign Corporate Interests against Residents of Racine County! Alongside Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave, MTP Tea-Tard Dave DeGroot, City of Racine Mayor Cory Mason, and Premier Solutions Executive William McReynolds! GO WI – CON – SIN!

If Foxconn is going to receive taxpayer credits and funds, then they MUST abide by the contract and build a Generation 10.5 TFT – LCD Fabrication Facility in Mount Pleasant – as stipulated by the contract! It is not negotiable!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEDC Got Something Right! Racine County is Top Rated for Politicians Tricking Residents and Treating Themselves to the Spoils!

From: https://inwisconsin.com/rankings/

As in Racine County Politicians at all levels Tricking Residents to pay more property taxes, fees, fines, debt service, and Corporate welfare, while those same Politicians Treat themselves to outrageous pay increases, increased tax-free fringes, lavish retirements, long paid vacations, short work weeks, and double-dipping! Often violating Local Ordinances, State Statutes and Human Decency – but NO FEAR! As they won’t be held to account! Both the Republican County Sheriff and Republican County DA are “Both Eyes Blind to Government Crime”!

 

Truth be told – your home is the Politicians personal ATM – and the Politicians work for the Banksters!

From A Better Mount Pleasant:

Just another day with overpaid and lazy MTP Officials buying time and lying to the Public about the nature of the ever changing Foxconn Contract; “The contract with Mount Pleasant says exactly the same thing – even though Project Manager Claude Lois lied to residents on Monday in the public information meeting by saying the contract says 10.5 OR 6.5. It doesn’t. We pay him $250K a year to lie to us and misrepresent the facts”.

 

MTP Residents – Enjoy the Foxscam! *NEW* and *IMPROVED* Tax Rates and Hikes are in the Dave DeGroot shiny new Sewer Pipeline aided and abetted by his fellow covert Foxconn Employees, soon to be heading your way! Cui Bono?

Pretty soon those shiny new sewer lines will be carrying the contaminated waste water from Mount Pleasant back to City of Racine to be dumped back into Lake Michigan! MTP Village President David DeGroot, and his Minions (acting as MTP Trustees), BFF Racine Mayor Cory Mason, Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave, and Failed College Graduate Former Guv Scott Walker, have been Foxconned and sold out Residents to the Banksters, Land Speculators, Lawyers and Corporate Interests.

 

As sure as Unicorns shit *SKITTLES*, once the Gen 10.5 Foxconn manufacturing complex, as stipulated in the contract between State of WI and Foxconn, is operating, property taxes in Racine County will drop to near *ZERO*, or be like Alaska, and Residents will enjoy a Foxconn Tax Dividend! And everybody will live happily ever after.*

* Results may vary….

 

Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave Predicts an Earth Shattering KA -BOOM!

From The JT:

Racine County Executive commentary: The boom is coming – and we are ready

To put things in perspective, it’s worth reviewing some of the ways we are already preparing to maximize this historic opportunity for Racine County residents and businesses:

  • Workforce: We are in the midst of the most focused effort ever to develop the workforce in Racine County’s history. Far from throwing money at a problem, we have implemented unique approaches to get at the root of why some have been left behind for so long.

We launched Uplift 900, an innovative program to connect underserved City of Racine residents with resources to obtain family-sustaining employment. We introduced GreaterRacineAtWork.com, a web platform that identifies specific skills people have and matches them up to opportunities that fit those skills.

We are working with Manpower to strategically assess, for the first time, the talent supply and demand across multiple industries in Racine County. We have also seen great collaboration with Gateway Technical College, WRTP/Big Step, First Choice Pre-Apprentice and other entities; held town hall meetings throughout the community (with more outreach events planned); and have regularly met with local business representatives to discuss their needs.

  • Transportation: The Eastern Racine County Transportation Task Force convened earlier this year is making great progress in identifying solutions for two major challenges: reducing travel times between Interstate 94 and Downtown Racine, and efficiently moving workers to jobs.

Preliminary recommendations have focused on traffic signal coordination on major east-west arteries and expanding bus routes. We also plan to partner with Kenosha County to expand Highway KR and provide better access to the City of Racine.

  • Development: To prepare for future commercial and residential development opportunities, we engaged a multi-disciplinary consultant team to assist our communities with planning and development analyses.

With a desire to make Racine County a destination to work and live, this team has been charged with investigating opportunities to create a wide array of residential options, from apartments to condos to single- and multi-family neighborhoods – all of which will be in high demand in Racine County in the near future.

  • Law enforcement: I am working closely with Sheriff Christopher Schmaling and his team to make sure that law enforcement continues to have the resources they need to maintain peace and security and that our county grows in a safe and responsible way.

SO – in other words – Government is expanding and growing ever larger, more burdensome, costly, and complex – Along with: taxation, appointed apparatchiks, regulations,  laws, restrictions, and special privileges granted to those who are politically connected and have $$$ for campaign contributions! 

There is going to be a KA-BOOM alright in Racine County – but it will lead to a devastated tax-base, with a fleeing educated population who insist on The Rule of Law (which has been abandoned in Racine County) , while an uneducated horde invades to grab their “piece of the pie”, resulting in an abnormally high (and costly) incarceration rates (fortunately, Racine has a lot of open prison space) ,  deviant behavior,  stealing of people’s private property (by government decree & common criminals), destroying multi-generational Farms alongside an entire long established Community, loosening environmental protections (future costs to be determined) , permitting heavy metals water pollution (Future supplies of clean water will come from? TBD.) , instituting slave labor wages, providing taxpayer subsidies to multi-billionaire Corporations, and politician overreach.

But the above just describes the current situation…. while the Tax- Farming Politicians claim that  Foxconn and more Industrial Civilization  is the Band-Aid to fix all those problems – so Racine County residents simply need to be re-assured by lying Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave that it is so.

And in the aftermath….

Foxconn will provide very few jobs with (mostly) low wages (and temps) dependent upon government subsidizes,  and the “investment” will be financed by taxpaying  Residents – all on borrowed money from lenders which will have a first claim on taxpayers and require long term principle and interest payments. Foxconn will also be given “limited liability” for all the environmental damage they will create – and the locals will be stuck with all the long term bills and the environmental damage  after Foxconn has told SE WI  “SEE YA” , is gone, leaving the water supply of SE Wisconsin  heavily contaminated! What then? Import your drinking water from polluted and contaminated  Michigan?

WI Guv Scott Walker – The King of NO! Because he Knows NOTHING!

See the post:

Michigan FIRST! Wisconsin NEXT! as Michigan Declares Emergency Over City’s Water Contamination

Well, well, who woulda thunk it might happen….. especially in the Great Lakes Basin – where fresh water is plentiful, cheap, and used to remove Industrial and Human Waste from sight and smell. This waste, formerly fresh clean water supplied from a tap, is channeled to the sewer system which leads to  a temporary holding facility where it receives “treatment” with chemicals prior to being expelled back into large bodies of surface and underground water supplies in an effort to dilute the extreme contamination and pollutants!

THE PROCESS WORKS! (For the Politicians – who Levy Taxes) 

At least until the concentration of chemicals and contamination becomes too great to be fit for safe human consumption. Meanwhile, lying Politicians like Walker, Vos, Dickert, Mason, DeGroot and Delagrave  proclaim that the supply of  fresh water in the Great Lakes Basin is almost too cheap to meter! What happens when the process fails and the water becomes unsafe?

Michigan declares emergency over city’s water contamination

Michigan officials have declared a state of emergency after a city’s drinking water supply was found to be tainted with a harmful nonstick chemical.

 

Jay Hanson wasn’t lying when he wrote in his Overshoot Loop Thesis:

It’s impossible to know the details of how our rush to extinction will play itself out, but we do know that it is going to be hell for those who are unlucky to be alive at the time.

 

POLITICS: n 1: social relations involving authority or power.
We swim in “politics” like fish swim in water; it’s everywhere, but we can’t see it!

In fact, telling primates (human or otherwise) that their reasoning architectures evolved in large part to solve problems of dominance is a little like telling fish that their gills evolved in large part to solve the problem of oxygen intake from water. — Denise Dellarosa Cummins

I have been forced to review the key lessons that I have learned concerning human nature and collapse over the last 25 years. Our collective behavior is the quandary that must be overcome before anything can be done to mitigate the coming global social collapse. The single most-important lesson for me was that we cannot re-wire (literally, because thought is physical[1]) our basic political agendas through reading or discussion alone. Moreover, since our thoughts are subject to physical law, we do not have the free-will to either think or behave autonomously.

We are “political” animals from birth until death. Everything we do or say can be seen as part of lifelong political agendas. Despite decades of scientific warnings, we continue to destroy our life-support system because that behavior is part of our inherited (DNA, RNA, etc.) hard wiring. We use scientific warnings, like all inter-animal communications, for cementing group identity and for elevating one’s own status (politics).

Only physical hardship can force us to rewire our collective-political agendas. I am certainly not the first to make the observation, but now, after 25 years of study and debate, I am totally certain. The “net energy principle” guarantees that our global supply lines will collapse.

The rush to social collapse cannot be stopped no matter what is written or said. Humans have never been able to intentionally-avoid collapse because fundamental system-wide change is only possible after the collapse begins.

What about survivors? Within a couple of generations, all lessons learned from the collapse will be lost, and people will revert to genetic baselines. I wish it weren’t so, but all my experience screams “it’s hopeless.” Nevertheless, all we can do is the best we can and carry on…

Editors note;

The ultimate total economic and environmental collapse of SE Wisconsin is just a natural process which will ultimately  clear the land of all human inhabitants, restore the natural state, and thus be prepared for new arrivals in the far off future.

Continuing from Jay Hanson:

“Politics” is power used by social organisms to control others. Not only are human groups never alone, they cannot control their neighbors’ behavior. Each group must confront the real possibility that its neighbors will grow its numbers and attempt to take resources from them. Therefore, the best political tactic for groups to survive in such a milieu is not to live in ecological balance with slow growth, but to grow rapidly and be able to fend off and take resources from others[5].

The inevitable “overshoot” eventually leads to decreasing power attainable for the group with lower-ranking members suffering first. Low-rank members will form subgroups and coalitions to demand a greater share of power from higher-ranking individuals who will resist by forming their own coalitions to maintain it. Meanwhile, social conflict will intensify as available power continues to fall.

Eventually, members of the weakest group (high or low rank) are forced to “disperse.”[6] Those members of the weak group who do not disperse are killed,[7] enslaved, or in modern times imprisoned. By most estimates, 10 to 20 percent of all the people who lived in Stone-Age societies died at the hands of other humans.[8] The process of overshoot, followed by forced dispersal, may be seen as a sort of repetitive pumping action — a collective behavioral loop — that drove humans into every inhabitable niche of our planet.

Here is a synopsis of the behavioral loop described above:

Step 1. Individuals and groups evolved a bias to maximize fitness by maximizing power, which requires over-reproduction and/or over-consumption of natural resources (overshoot), whenever systemic constraints allow it. Differential power generation and accumulation result in a hierarchical group structure.

Step 2. Energy is always limited, so overshoot eventually leads to decreasing power available to the group, with lower-ranking members suffering first.

Step 3. Diminishing power availability creates divisive subgroups within the original group. Low-rank members will form subgroups and coalitions to demand a greater share of power from higher-ranking individuals, who will resist by forming their own coalitions to maintain power.

Step 4. Violent social strife eventually occurs among subgroups who demand a greater share of the remaining power.

Step 5. The weakest subgroups (high or low rank) are either forced to disperse to a new territory, are killed, enslaved, or imprisoned.

Step 6. Go back to step 1.

Don’t worry Racine County – Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave wouldn’t lie to you when he said Racine County would go ‘BOOM” – he just failed to affirm that the “Boom” would lead to utter collapse and destruction.