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Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Excerpts from a comment to Rick Mon. This sums it up folks.

I pray the property rights issue would come to a satisfactory end for all parties concerned.

For me it would be the promise of thousands of units of "REAL" affordable housing. Something that someone earning $12.50 an hour could afford.

One of my objectives is to build the blog "Ademocracy". Not for myself but for the blue collar and low income citizens.

I want homeless people to comment.I plan on reaching out to this community.They could comment from a library, friends or families homes.

I want to add a Team feature so others can post topics. I want anyone and everyone that wants to have a voice feel free to speak out.

I promise not to moderate or censor. I want peoples personalities to speak for themselves.

I'm not concerned if a City official post or not. I know for a fact they will read as the site gains popularity. I know enough about politics to understand this.

And of coarse my main objective is to expand the circulation of the "Watchdog News Paper".

That's what this is all about. I am not an island. I have to unite with people who closely reflect my belief system so collectively we can have an effect on circumstances that concern us.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So many people aren't involved in politics. It allows a few to make decesions for all of us.

Most often we aren't even aware of the political power movin & shakin around us.

By the time we get away from everyday life to take notice of whats going on around us in the political scene, it's to late, and things have gotten to the point that people are shouting publically about conditions they aren't happy with.

I like the idea of a causal Town Hall meeting where everyone is welcome. Good idea!

You should add an Objective to the list. *Encourage Citizens to be responsible and VOTE!

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In your post you sasy get out and vote. Do you realize that alot oif citizens can't vote; no pernament address means you don't get an ID, ctiminal record forget voting and housing, add getting a job to that also. A person makes a mistake in their life they are not just punished for a determined amount of time the way the Bill Of Rights says, it is now a life long punishment. The record haunts you forever, it doesn't make a differance what corrections you have made in your life you are still labeled. Once labeled nobody whats to rent to you or the wonderful sity officials might decide to do a code compliance on the home because the tenant is not wanted in the neighborhood, so the house must come down. I am curious to why the private homes of some must come down even if the owner is trying to repair it, yet the city owned vacant buildings can stand for years and years deteriating and thats ok? Look up vacant buildings for reference to that, then take a drive and see what a eyesore really is. Its not the privately owned homes its the city owned homes. Check out the vacant empty lots too! They look so wonderful, each empty lot reflects another displaced family. Its obvious the city doesn't care about a family unless they are middle to upper class, if you are below that level the city wants you out. Now that fact has been confirmed by the NIMBY REPORT!

7:30 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

Comment 5:30 brings up some legitimate concerns.

Good news is on the horizon concerning some of these issues.

There is bi-partisian support for an automatic expungment of low level offenses and juvenile records.

This subject has evolvled over the new computer technolgy linking law enforcement ajency with the capacity to have real time information on crininal records , reports, arrest and court proceedings. "CrimNet"

Their also debating if arrest should be public information if no charges were brought.Since there is an over whelming number of arrest without charges and why should this blemish someones image under these circumstances.

I know of at least one large television news venue against keeping arrest records private and only available to law enforcement.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

I almost forgot to mention this. To those of you who have a blemished record and can't vote.

Do as I DO...

With the expectation of being far right I declare I am very fond of President Bush.

I know of 5 people who never voted before and I was able to convince them to vote for President Bush.

I may have convinced others through months of debates at message boards prior to the election.

Did I vote? I'd say so! :-)

10:45 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

Another thought. Has anyone thought about leaving a nick name when commenting.

I'm not asking to identify yourselves. I was just thinking it would be nice if we could see how many different people are posting.

Please consider a nick name when you comment.

Any thoughts about this?

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you post under anonymous and sign a nickname after posting? Or would you sign up for a username and password?

1:11 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

I have a friend named Don Nelson. Alot of people don't even know his real name.

Most call him "Schmidty".

When I was a kid I was commonly refered to as the "Midnight Rider".

I thought signing a nickname after a comment would be good.

I don't think registering is nessary is it?

I am open to any concerns about this proposal.

I see it also as away to get to know regular posters and still protect posters identities.

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't know exactly where to post this but, this is from the taking out the trash thread that I believe is now archived:

)Lets face it most tenants have blemishes and behavior problems and thats why they rent.Everybody has a right to have a roof over their head and its the police and courts decision wheter its a jail or regular housing.Meaning if someone is doing something illegal PUT THEM IN JAIL!!!!!!!!!!!

It took me awhile to find this again, but it is just so true. In situations that some of we posters here have been in, this is like a beacon shining! I just can't get past this one. Thanks to whomever for posting this and I never thought of this before. Property owners are suppose to play cops and detectives and social workers and then we have to play patsy for the people who failed in their jobs!!!!

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was I who wrote, "Lets face it most tenants have blemishes and behavior problems and thats why they rent.Everybody has a right to have a roof over their head and its the police and courts decision whether its a jail or regular housing.Meaning if someone is doing something illegal PUT THEM IN JAIL!!!!!!!!!!!" The city tries to adress crime through code enforcement and coming down on landlords who have tenants with behavior problems because its cheaper then hiring more cops.Think about it whats cheaper 10 code enforcement officers or 10 cops?If you take their housing away the city believes that these types a tenants will vacate the city and take their crime with them.But their wrong these tenants don't have much and sometimes family is all they got.So when we take their housing away from one we disrupt the whole family!Put it this way, you have a mom with a behavior problem with 4 kids. The city expects the landlord to evict the behavior problem---But wait how about the 4 kids, its their house too.So whose the victim?So in a nut shell if the city was so concerned about how a house or property looked they would have came down on Thune and others close to the city a lot harder.They aren't concerned with the structure but whats in it!When you takle a problem indirectly they (THE CITY)will lose every time.YOU FIGHT CRIME WITH COPS AND COURTS NOT LAW ABIDING CITIZENS TRYING TO DO BUSINESS.Last time I checked it wasn't illegal to rent to a person with a behavior problem.Should the city start going after real estate agents that sell houses to people with behavior problems.Wait they might allready!!!!!!!!Property is like gun control it seems like to St.Paul.Guns and properties running around killing people.

Good day,signed with my name.


9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


"a" without, not

eg., asexual, amoral

"cracy" rule

eg., democracy, theocrat, technocracy

"demos" people

eg., democracy, demographic

11:06 AM  

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