Friday, November 15, 2019

Goodbye Congressman Mark Walker; "Congressional map from N.C. House could help Democrats gain seats"
Aenbr Nood's first bubble, and then the next

Mark Walker betrays his base to please folks like Roy Carroll and Marty Kotis

A conversation with Joe Gaurino on Mark Walker's betrayal of our Country's future generations and links

From a meeting with Congressman Mark Walker's staff, after which Mark did nothing = Walker has joined the national "keep the financial industry unaccountable" club

For a meeting with Congressman Mark Walker's office at 10:00 this morning, just in case...

Fiscal Conservatism 101

Infrastructure must be built and maintained for any community to thrive. And the most important infrastructure any community has is its people. Greensboro's leaders have long failed to understand that people are more important to community than are buildings, roads, performing arts centers, and monuments to the rich who got rich by using taxpayer dollars to do so.

You can talk tough on crime all you want. You can shout partisan talking points all you want. You can do all those things that have been tried and failed in every city in America all you want but until we recognize our people as our most important infrastructure and invest in them as such we will always fail.

That, my friends, is Fiscal Conservatism 101.

It is also Religious Conservatism 101 no matter your religion.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

According to Matt Brown, Greensboro City Council, Kathy Manning and Walker Sanders, Comedian "Nate Bargatze", who will appear at the Tanger Center on Sunday, May 3, 2020, will sell 330 parking spots at $18 a piece to patrons before the performance

On December 19, 2017, Greensboro Coliseum Director Matt Brown, the City's highest paid employee, told City Council the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts (STPAC) would be paid for in part by patrons paying $18 a piece for 330 VIP parking spaces 150 times per year.

The same math was sent by Brown to Kathy Manning, Co-Chair of the Development/Marketing Task Force and Chief Fundraiser for the Center, and Walker Sanders, president of The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

Manning's husband Randall Kaplan, who served on the STPACs Economic Impact/Feasibility Task Force, is set to profit from the venture with a more than $30 million taxpayer funded parking deck under a new hotel down the street.

There were 488 free on street parking spots within 1,200 feet of the site, not counting the VF and the Marriott parking across the street, and another couple thousand in two more parking decks on the way.

The Bellemeade Deck across the street has 1,276 spaces

DPAC charges $5 per car in a similarly proximate deck.

Manning and Walker among others purposefully misled our community and have conspired against Greensboro's taxpayers for personal profit.

City Council voted to for this project knowing this information or should have, and/or willfully ignored data, violating their fiduciary duties to Greensboro's taxpayers, and should be removed from office.
Comedian Nate Bargatze coming to Tanger Center May 3




Los Angeles, CA (November 12, 2019) – Following the continued success of his Netflix special, The Tennessee Kid, comedian, actor and writer Nate Bargatze is extending his best-selling Good Problem to Have stand-up tour into 2020...

Bargatze’s comedy is both clean and relatable, evident in his six appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon following four appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He appeared on Conan four times, was a recurring guest on @midnight, and had his own Comedy Central Presents in 2011. Off-screen, Bargatze was part of Jimmy Fallon’s Clean Cut Comedy Tour, and has done live shows for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait five times. He regularly performs at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Oddball Comedy Festival, Sasquatch, Clusterfest, and the JFL Montreal Comedy Festival, where he’s received critical acclaim multiple years in a row. Bargatze is also in production on a pilot for ABC, which he created and stars in...


Since July 2016, the City of Greensboro increased its budget by $46.9 million per year, more than 11%, while overall taxation increased by about 15% to pay for it

City of Greensboro raises taxes by 7.5%, but most don't know, as our local media didn't tell anyone

STPAC VIP Parking Control Fraud Math

Proof of Control Fraud by Kathy Manning, City of Greensboro's Matt Brown, CFGG's Walker Sanders and everyone else who knew and didn't say anything, especially the elected officials who voted for it

Matt Brown, Kathy Manning and Walker Sanders betrayed our community

Monday, November 11, 2019

Leon Black, worth $7.8 Billion, is going to take Greensboro and Guilford County for $407,000 in taxpayer funded handouts via Fresh Market
"In 2016, Apollo Global Management LLC acquired the stock and Fresh Market is now a privately held company with over 13,000 employees, headquartered at 628 Green Valley Road."

"Leon David Black (born 1951) is an American investor and art collector. He specializes in leveraged buyouts and private equity. He founded the private equity firm Apollo Global Management in 1990.

...Two months after the May 2012 anonymous purchase of one of four versions of Edvard Munch's The Scream, The Wall Street Journal reported that Black had been the one who had paid $119.9 million for the pastel, the highest price ever paid for a work of art at auction as of that time.

"The Fresh Market is not only likely getting help from the Guilford County taxpayers, but also from the Greensboro taxpayers who are Guilford County taxpayers as well.

The Greensboro City Council is holding a special-called joint meeting with the High Point City Council on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 12:30 p.m. at the Guilford Technical Community College Center for Advanced Manufacturing, 6012 Gate City Blvd.

At that meeting, the Greensboro City Council plans to consider an incentive not to exceed $301,000 based on the Fresh Market creating 53 new jobs and retaining 248 jobs with an average wage of $86,000 and a capital investment by the Fresh Market of about $2 million."

County Taxpayers May Help Grow Fresh Market

While the Guilford County Board of Commissioners hasn’t discussed the project publically, the board has scheduled a public hearing for its Thursday, Nov. 21 meeting, when the commissioners will listen to any pro and con arguments from citizens and then vote on a proposed incentives package for the upscale grocery store chain.

According to county documents, the proposal is “to appropriate and expend $106,000 in county funds to The Fresh Market, Inc. for the creation of 53 new jobs and retention of 248 positions at an average wage of $86,000.”

In the past 37 years, Fresh Market has grown to a chain of 160 stores in 22 states. In 2010, the company held an initial public offering raising $290 million and the stock began trading on Nasdaq.
Fake fiscal conservative Tony Wilkins and Justin Outling vote for City of Greensboro Tax Increase

Justin Outling: $500 from Marty Kotis, who he voted to give taxpayer monies to

The Rhino's Hammer, a lying liberal when told to be as Roy Carroll's crony faux journalistic boy toy to cover for City Council's handouts to John's boss

Think about how much taxpayer money Nancy Hoffmann has voted to give to Marty Kotis

A taxpayer funded parking deck for Roy Carroll and Tuggle Duggins moved by Councilmember Outling, seconded by Councilmember Hoffmann, to adopt the resolution. 

The motion carried on the following roll call vote:

Ayes, Nancy Vaughan, Yvonne J. Johnson, Mike Barber, Marikay Abuzuaiter, Jamal T. Fox, Sharon M. Hightower, Nancy Hoffmann, Justin Outling and Tony Wilkins"

Goldie Wells signs on to be just like Justin Outling and Tony Wilkins; Appointed before an election

Premeditated fraud on the City's taxpayers by Justin Outling and City Council

I made a bunch of phone calls today trying to find out who the realtor is for Roy Carroll's Publix Greensboro incentive deal

I saw Robbie Perkins huddled with Marlene Sanford at the Council meeting Tuesday night, waiting for the vote to give Roy Carroll millions more on top of the $32 million he just got with the Tuggle Duggins's boys from the Triad Good Government PAC, which gave to 7 out of 9 City Council members last election cycle.

Yvonne Johnson didn't even know where the money came from.

I asked Robbie if he was going to be the real estate agent for the retail space the City/Roy was building into the deck taxpayers were paying for by the ballpark.

He said he didn't know anything etc...

Robbie Perkins led the effort to line his and his friends pockets with taxpayer money without creating more jobs.

Mayor Perkins and Crony Capitalist Roy Carroll seeking millions in taxpayers monies for water and sewer to Eastern Guilford County

A sign of panic; "Wilkins, Barber win nods from 5 former Greensboro mayors"

Mike Barber personally profiting from Greensboro taxpayers with some help from Amanda Lehmert

City Council Give Away; June 16, 2015; $188,280.87 of water and sewer for Roy Carroll hidden in item 9 of the consent agenda for Greensboro's City Council meeting

How much did the city spend to get the sewer line installed under I-40 for Roy Carroll's AMEX backup data center project?
Adam Smith, the father of modern economics wrote “The proposal of any new law or regulation which comes from [businessmen], ought always to be listened to with great precaution, and ought never to be adopted till after having been long and carefully examined, not only with the most scrupulous, but with the most suspicious attention.”
If a democratically elected government is supposed to protect the public from profit-seeking special interests, so the people don’t end up living “in a van down by the river,” while the “Man” captures the community’s regulatory and political apparatus with campaign cash, are Roy Carroll's actions symptomatic of a systemic disease afflicted on an apathetic population, enabled by a majority of Greensboro's City Council?
Hartzman's prepared statement on John Hammer, Roy Carroll and the Rhino Times, from last night's City Council meeting

Roy Carroll's Tony Wilkins stealth donation via the Triad Good Government PAC

Roy Carroll funneling money to Nancy Vaughan via the Triad Good Government PAC

John Hammer goes to the Infrastructure Committee meeting, doesn't report Marty Kotis getting a City property for less than the appraised value = John Hammer isn't a journalist

Congrats to Roy Carroll and Randall Kaplan; Your names appear nowhere on $56 million in taxpayer handouts

Nancy Vaughan's 2017 Roy Carroll payoff for his parking deck

Roy Carroll and Tuggle Duggin's Triad Good Government PAC, Nancy Hoffmann, and the rest of our bribed politicians

Nancy Hoffman's post election filing take from Roy Carroll via the Triad Good Government PAC

Today's City of Greensboro is the result of a transformation into an oligarchy"

Greensboro, North Carolina; "Crony capitalism is the worst case in point"

"North Carolina is no longer classified as a democracy"

The Declaration of Independence and Our New Crony Royalty

"In the mid–20th century, fascism actually meant something.

"Consider Greensboro's News Media.

"Our community's only defense again crony capitalism is a strong independent media.


Friday, October 25, 2019

Partners Ending Homelessness Isn't

Well in Guilford County they're not. As a matter of fact, despite the propaganda from Partners Ending Homelessness Executive director Brian Hahne:

You see, while using terms like 'chronically homeless' Mr Hahne is able to paint a pretty picture but the truth is something altogether different. Since Partners Ending Homelessness announced their plan to end homelessness in Guilford County within 10 years, back in 2007 the number of homeless children in Guilford County increased by 48% as of 2012.

From Fox8 linked above:

"As for why the numbers are going up, Darryl Kosciak with Partners Ending Homelessness said part of the reason is due to better counting practices."
Yeah, right. Here's Partners Ending Homelessness' own records from 2006 until 2011 as published in the News & Record. No improvement there.

But in that same article it was claimed they were making progress even as the numbers creeped higher. Even the title read, "Guilford’s homeless making progress".

Lies. Lies betting that you will read no more than the title and assume it to be truth.

Yes there was a recession but they still lied.

Meanwhile Spectrum News is reporting Homelessness On The Rise In Greensboro:

"The Interactive Resource Center says homelessness in Greensboro is at a crisis level.
The group says nearly 1,000 people go to sleep homeless each night.
Those people are finding shelter in cars, motels, and tents in the woods. They're asking for the city's help."

Partners Ending Homelessness states there were 586 people homeless as of January 2019. That's for the whole of Guilford County, Greensboro, High Point, and the rest of the county.

What does the Interactive Resource Center say?

"Every night in Greensboro, more than 900 people go to sleep homeless — in shelters, under bridges, in the woods or in cars."

And the IRC says a whole lot more like

"According to the National Coalition to End Homelessness, nearly half of all people experiencing homelessness are employed."


"In Greensboro, most panhandlers are not actually experiencing homelessness, which is why it is important to support an organization like the IRC that supports the people who truly need it."

Who do you believe?

In 2017 AmericaCorps reported that in Greensboro alone:

"On any given night, over 1,000 people will be living on the streets or shelters in Greensboro."

While in that same year Partners Ending Homelessness reported that Guilford County as a whole had 573 homeless people.

Now how is it that almost twice the area which included the other area had roughly half as many homeless people in the same year?

And folks, I only showed you a few instances in one city, in one county. The internet is full of counts published by non profits and government agencies alike that simply don't jibe with the year to year data published by Partners Ending Homelessness, which, by the way, is part of a nationwide public-private partnership operating in cities everywhere.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

All hail the Federal Reserve for keeping the rich richer and the poor insolvent

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

"The Federal Reserve said Friday that it will buy short-term Treasury bills each month until the second quarter of 2020 to inject cash into the banking system and make it easier to control its benchmark lending rate.

Fed Chair Jay Powell: The economy is in a good place.

Here's a $60B per month Treasury bill buying program, 
multiple rate cuts and daily repo operations.

Sven Henrich

The action marks the Fed’s latest response to a shortage of cash reserves that developed last month and caused short-term interest rates to spike, briefly sending the Fed’s benchmark rate above its target range.

"The Federal Reserve has expanded it's balance sheet
by $180 billion in the last few weeks
to $3.946 trillion"
The New York Fed said its first monthly purchases, starting Tuesday, will total $60 billion. Future amounts weren’t specified.

Governments cannot create but merely redirect. 

When the government spends, the money has to come from somewhere.

If the government doesn't have a surplus, then it must come from taxes.

If taxes don't go up, then it must come from increased borrowing.

If lenders won't lend, then it must come from the printing press...
each additional dollar printed diminishes the value of those already in circulation.

Something cannot be effortlessly created from nothing.

Peter Schiff

The Fed also said it will extend a separate short-term lending operation through January that is also intended to boost bank reserves.

Pay no attention to why the Fed is suddenly printing more

...For several years through 2013, the Fed bought roughly $1.5 trillion of Treasurys and mortgage bonds to try to hold down long-term interest rates and encourage more borrowing and spending. Lower rates also led investors to invest more in stocks.

Compare what most CEOs think to what you do.

Look up all the news stories telling the public about this information,
reported by The Conference Board in early October
"Companies issue record amounts of debt, use the debt to repurchase record amounts of stock while Insiders sell (near) record amounts of stock to their own companies as retail investors unknowingly stay the course."
We have betrayed our children’s future,
by indenturing future generations to finance a more pleasant present. leading more investors to buy stocks, QE contributed to higher stock prices that disproportionately benefited wealthier Americans while leaving lower-income people with measly savings rates.

A lot of jobs are about to disappear
And the central banks will print even more to reverse natural reality

...$60 billion is three times as large as purchases under the European Central Bank’s recently announced quantitative easing program.

The purchases will begin Tuesday.

...The central bank also wants to eventually replace about $160 billion in short-term loans it has made since the troubles in money markets first surfaced."

The simplest method of gaining control of the public 
is to keep the public undisciplined and ignorant of basic systems principles on the one hand, 
while keeping them confused, disorganized and distracted 
with matters of no real importance on the other hand.

 "We’re now at the tail end of a very long, but in many ways a very weak and artificial, economic expansion"

By a continuing process of inflation,
governments can confiscate secretly and unobserved…the wealth of their citizens.

John Maynard Keynes
Advocate of fiscal and monetary measures to manage economic highs and lows

Aenbr Nood's first bubble, and then the next

From a meeting with Congressman Mark Walker's staff, after which Mark did nothing = Walker has joined the national "keep the financial industry unaccountable" club

Some are hoarding cash

Ponzi finance units must increase outstanding debt 
in order to meet financial obligations.

... either financing costs rise, or income comes in below expectations,
leading to defaults on payment commitments.

Hyman Minsky

"(Inv)" = Inverted = A large portion of the population has begun putting of purchases of relatively high cost goods

…the earth belongs to each of these generations during its course,
fully and in its own right.

The second generation receives it clear
of the debts and incumbrances of the first, the third of the second, and so on. 

For if the first could charge it with a debt,
then the earth would belong to the dead and not to the living generation. 

Then, no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid
during the course of its own existence.

Thomas Jefferson to James Madison

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Smith Richardson Foundation Funds Climate Change Denial Propaganda

As discovered in an article entitled Meet the Money Behind The Climate Denial Movement in the Smithsonian, , Greensboro's very own Smith Richardson Foundation has spent $13.5 Million Dollars to promote anti-climate change propaganda.

This is how the money produced by the workers of the Vick Chemical Company, now a part of  Procter & Gamble, being spent, to protect the interest of the few while the many suffer, unlike the legacy left behind by H. Smith Richardson and his wife Grace Jones Richardson.

" I believe the need for the time and thought of able men is that they be applied to the increasingly weighty problems of government and the serious social questions which now confront us and will continue to press for solution in the future…the greater the material wealth of the citizen the greater are his obligations to the State and Nation…the obligations to give his time and thought to these public and social problems." -H. Smith Richardson

These are the people who pull the strings in Greensboro and beyond. They live in the shadows hiding behind the legacies of great men like H. Smith Richardson spending fortunes on political outcomes while our veterans and children live on Greensboro's streets.

And they claim to be working for the good of humanity. Even if climate change isn't real that $13.5 Million could be doing lots of better things.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Adams Towing Accused Of Damaging Customer Cars And Driving Away

I admit I was wary when I read the following about Adams Towing coming from someone who commented on my previous post  Has Your Car Been Illegally Towed?

 "I had Adams Towing through AAA come to tow my car they failed to tighten the cable before they put it in neutral and the car rolled down and crashed in the bottom of the ditch the tow truck driver called the owner of the company and came back and just got in the truck and drove away and they denied ever doing anything. The better Business bureau has an F rating for them with several letters where they had done the same thing that is damage the car and then just drove away. I complain to the Better Business Bureau and the owner and AAA and got zero response. They did about $250 worth of damage to my car and denied everything be wary of Adams Towing."

Not that it couldn't happen. Tow truck drivers make mistakes like everyone else. And while there is no proof this is true we can check the BBB website and see what others are saying about Adams Towing.

A D Rating and 8 complaints currently on the BBB website all referring to damage to customer vehicles.

And yes, every towing company has damaged some customer's car at one time or another. The job is simply too difficult not to. But you pay for what you break. Where I worked we drivers paid the small claims out of our pockets and what we couldn't afford to pay was covered by insurance. Fortunately I never had a claim so big I couldn't afford to pay out of pocket.

Again, I don't know what is and isn't true but numerous Greensboro towing companies have been in business far longer and have zero complaints listed with the BBB.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Has Your Car Been Illegally Towed?

"A vehicle parked in a privately owned parking space in violation of this section may be removed from such space upon the written request of the parking space owner or lessee to a place of storage and the registered owner of such motor vehicle shall become liable for removal and storage charges."

-NC. G.S. 20-219.2Page 1§ 20-219.2.  Removal of unauthorized vehicles from private lots

In North Carolina it has long been against the law for towing companies to monitor parking lots and tow cars without first being directed to tow said car every single time.

Of course some towing companies will claim they have a signed contract with the business but there is no mention of any contract in state law.

Laws are very specific. It says a vehicle not vehicles. Therefore the signing of one contract cannot cover multiple vehicles.

I used to work for a reputable towing company here in Greensboro. We never towed any car without getting a signature first. It just isn't done. If we towed 10 vehicles then we had to get 10 signatures.

The way I hear it, Gotcha Towing & Recovery has been illegally towing cars for years. Gotcha Towing & Recovery has had more complaints at the Better Business Bureau®  than most Greensboro towing companies have had in 20, 30, 40, 50 years or more in business combined. Seriously, check for yourself. Pick the name of any local towing company, search the BBB and not only do they tell you the complaints but they tell you how long the company has been in business.

The law also says:

"Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an infraction and upon conviction shall be only penalized not less than one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) in the discretion of the court."

Of course, you would also be due a refund of everything you paid to get your car back.

Check your receipt. Is there a signature there from someone who owns or works for the business from where your car was towed? If not then your car was towed illegally.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Cover Up After Cover Up And Hinson Comes Up Again

Remember the years and years of claims that Greensboro Police Officer, now Deputy Chief James Hinson was operating a brothel in a women's half way house he operated in east Greensboro?

Remember the series in the Rhino Times, Cops In Black And White, in which journalist and best selling author Jerry Bledsoe wrote that Hinson was running a drug dealing operation here in Greensboro?

Remember when our City Council voted to hide Hinson's work record from the incoming chief of police so that the new chief would have no legitimate reason not to promote Hinson to Deputy Chief thereby making him next in line for the top cop position?

Remember when Hinson's wife was convicted of fraud and embezzlement of government funds? Or something to that effect.

Remember when Hinson covered-up for then Councilman Jamal Fox?

And many more...

Some say where there is smoke there is fire. Well today we have more smoke. In an article entitled, Group home owned by GPD deputy chief faces allegations of child sexual abuse, possible cover-up, Sayaka Matsuoka of Triad City Beat writes:

"Allegations of sexual abuse at a group home co-owned and run by Greensboro police Deputy Chief James Hinson calls into question whether there was a cover-up of the incident at a time when Hinson is potentially in the running for the department’s top position.

A recent report by the state Division of Health Service Regulation uncovered allegations of sexual abuse against at least one minor at Center of Progressive Strides, a group home co-owned and run by Greensboro police Deputy Chief James Hinson."

Why is it that Hinson comes up again and again in cover-up after cover-up?

Now perhaps Hinson didn't know about the sexual abuse but as the story points out there are things here he should have known about:

"The report, dated July 31, goes into vivid detail about allegations of sexual abuse by a former staff member at the group home, which serves youth and adolescents under 21 years of age with mental-health issues. The report lists eight counts of deficiencies on the part of the organization, including failure to complete and submit an internal investigation into the alleged acts, failure to have an adequate number of employees during each shift, and failure to report the incidents to law enforcement or the county department of social services as required by law. The report also includes contradictory accounts between the agency and the victim’s mother regarding a signed statement that the victim’s mother said was falsified by agency staff."

Of course, it must be really hard to be deputy chief of a police department and operate several businesses at the same time. Most folks I know wouldn't dream of taking on such challenges as doing so is certain to have horrible consequences. But then most people I know seem to have better judgement than the Deputy Chief of the Greensboro Police Department.

At the very least, Deputy Chief Hinson has a long and storied history of using his position as a police officer to enrich himself. That in itself is against the law.

It is long past time Deputy Chief Hinson was relieved of duty and deprived of his retirement.