Friday, March 10, 2017

Seriously? Seriously?

Some of you reading this will be happy to know that I have been diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis, a fatal lung disease, after several years of symptoms.

Will I die tomorrow? Probably not, I might last for years but eventually it will kill me.

But in the meantime I'd like to point something out to you: Billy Jones and Abner Doon of were right all along. We never lied to you. Despite the fact that local politicians, their supporters, and their cronies continually tried to paint us as insane, and to this day the local media outlets refuse to acknowledge our very existence for fear they'll be ignored and you'll know the truth. Collectively, we and others on our team, have braved death threats, law suits, hackers, threats to our livelihoods, and even whisper campaigns to bring you the truth hours, days, weeks and sometimes years before it was reported by your "trusted" local media outlets.

Take for instance, Say Yes To Education, a nationwide Ponzi scheme promising free college educations to high school students. Say Yes works by signing up school system after school system with the money from each new school system going to pay the tuitions for the students of a previous school system. You know, the very definition of a Ponzi scheme. I post, after post, after post, this being the 59th post tagged Say Yes To Education, we have pointed out the many problems with Say Yes, actually going so far as to have people go to meetings, contact elected leaders, and meet with the media... Only to have our questions pushed aside.

Here's a screen grab from Fox8 just yesterday:

And the following statement from Lisa Harris taken from the same Fox8 story. I promise you every word of it is true. I have been communicating with Ms Harris since the beginning to work to uncover this scam:

“I wasn’t surprised because of the outcomes of what we’ve heard already about Say Yes, however, we are disappointed,” said Lissa Harris, with the group Parents Supporting Parents. “From day one we've been trying to have access to the scholarship committee and gain more information on how they were making their eligibility criteria."

And do you not find it to be of concern that no one from Say Yes is able to tell you how much money they have on hand. School Board member Deena Hayes-Greene has been asking that same question. So has newly elected school board member Byron Gladden, but so far no one from Say Yes is answering.

Do you not find it strange that Say Yes banks off shore in the Caribbean and in South America in countries that refuse to report to the USA or return the money should Say Yes be found to be doing something illegal?

How many times must we report the same things over and over again?

Then there's Say Yes founder George Weiss's claims that he has continually out performed the stock markets by  many times over.

Well how about this?

Yesterday, Fox8 reported Say Yes as saying:

" it is clear that the current model is not sustainable,"

Well it just so happens that if you go to the tiny search box at the top left of this website and type in Say Yes Not Sustainable you will find the following results:

August 28, 2016: "Some parents find it hard to believe their child is now eligible for free college tuition simply because they’re graduating from a public school in Guilford County."

June 29, 2016: New Guilford County Schools Superintendent Sharon Contreras' = Say Yes to Education, Say Yes Guilford and Say Yes Syracuse = Say Yes now owns Guilford County Schools

June 1, 2016: What did Brian Cleary and Eric Ginsburg tell Joanna Rutter before she wrote' "Say Yes mobilizes for next phase of educational support"?

August 22, 2016: There hasn't been a news story out of Louisville on Say Yes to Education since; Boris hasn't called with questions yet

November 1, 2016: The News and Record's Jessie Pounds; "Guilford County Schools' seniors can sign up for Say Yes scholarships"

August 5, 2016: More on what Say Yes to Education promised Guilford County students and parents

September 22, 2016: Say Yes Guilford; "The donation will put the Say Yes total at $41 million of its required $71 million."

In every one of those posts and in others, the question of sustainability came up and yet your local leaders took the bait hook, line and sinker.

Or did they know all along and figure they could always bail it out using the new bonds?

And here's the thing. As scandal after scandal breaks in the months and years ahead, just use that tiny search box at the top left of this website and odds are good you'll find we broke the story here first. Even after I'm gone.