19 April 2014, Vol.1, No.35 > DÉJÀ VU – and YOU KNOW WHO?
The POCAHONTAS CRIER
‘When the Righteous succeed the people rejoice,
But when the bad govern, men groan!’ – Proverbs 29:2
DÉJÀ VU – and YOU
The latest scheme of the BOE & the GVEDC!
By Investigative Reporter Robyn Ewe Blyne
Just when you thought it might be safe to go outside – along comes yet another scheme by the ‘Poverty Preservation Society’ (PPS) to steal land & resources – and most of all PREVENT JOBS – from Pocahontas County in order to preserve ‘Poverty & Pauperism’ for everyone…but themselves! For the past three-decades all we have heard from the self-styled ‘economic development’ folks in the PPS is their pretending to find or bring ‘jobs’ to this county, yet all that we as a people have gotten is MORE BURDENS, LIABILITIES & COSTS on our backs…while the only ‘jobs’ go to those ‘members’ of the PPS the likes of the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation (GVEDC)! For over 25 years now, their scams & schemes have COST US JOBS – none created for any but their own self-interests! The GVEDC has never placed THE GREATER COMMON GOOD …before themselves!
And now we find that the Pocahontas County Board of Education (BOE) is involved in a scheme to try and ‘move themselves out of the flood-plain in Marlinton and into the Edray building owned by the GVEDC’! This is the same building, owned by the GVEDC yet MAINTAINED by the tax-payers of this county, and the same building that has sat vacant for several years so far! Why? Because no one can afford the RENTAL FEE that the GVEDC wants to impose! The GVEDC already steals around $10,000 per/month from this county from the former Howes Leather property alone – in rental fees – let alone the other county-properties GIVEN TO THEM FREE by our county commission! No wonder the GVEDC has made both Fleming & Beard members! Such deals the GVEDC gets – and such a shaft We The People get!!
WHO HAS THE BEST IDEA FOR EDRAY?
Why turn the Edray property over to the Department of Highways (DOH)…when the DOH already has a relatively safe location? IT WON’T CREATE A SINGLE NEW JOB OR ANY NEW INCOME FOR THE COUNTY!
Why turn the Edray property over to the Board of Education, when the BOE is already out of the floodplain! Isn’t it on the second floor – while all the school children are left at ‘sea level’ when the high-water-floods come! IT WON’T CREATE A SINGLE NEW JOB OR ANY NEW INCOME FOR THE COUNTY!
Why turn the Edray property into a ‘meat-packaging’ facility, as suggested by commission candidate Shay Huffman (SD)…while most folks are on a ‘fixed-income’, from unemployment, single-family, SS, SSI or ‘Minimum-Wages’, and can barely afford Wal-Mart or Safe-A-Lot prices just for ‘hot-dogs’ let alone prime-cut! A better idea for that suggestion is for folks to ‘pool-their-meat-orders’ together and purchase a whole-cow, half-cow, quarter-cow or eighth-of-a cow in cooperation with others of equal mindset and buy from those farmers that butcher & sell their meat privately! When done properly, that method can compete with both Wal-Mart & Safe-A-Lot prices with the added knowledge that the meat is mountain-grown…and usually ‘chemically-free’…unless the cows were grazed on land in which Jacob Meck spreads his ‘human-waste-scheisse’! In that case, your meat might even ‘glow-green’ in the dark and would best be served to the GVEDC!
NOPE! The best idea comes from commission candidates NORMAN LEE ALDERMAN (Rep-SD) & PATTI HEINEMANN
(Dem-ND) who have suggested turning the Edray property into the POCAHONTAS PURE WATER CO-OP whereby each property-owner in the county with NATURAL SPRING WATER can SHARE THE WEALTH by collecting spring water everyday on their own land in special tanks, having those farm-tanks emptied by ‘tank-trucks’ on schedule, and then having the Natural Spring Water filtered, bottled, and sold all around the world as Pocahontas Pure Water! What could be more simple, safe, and wonderful – that will produce lots-of-jobs – and a NEVERENDING SOURCE OF INCOME for those families – and a product & service like this would indeed ‘trickle-down’ to benefit everyone!
A CO-OP means that everyone SHARES IN THE WEALTH, equally, in proportion to the amount of Natural Spring Water collected on their property – and bottled at the plant! And as for ‘JOBS’ – scientific testers are needed – a crew to install tanks to collect the Natural Spring Water – truck drivers – filtering & bottling plant personnel – office personnel – plant managers – and short & long-haulers for distribution, etc., etc. We don’t even know just how many at this time, but it will be a lot of folks and since everyone on a ‘fixed-income’ is allowed upwards to $1000 per/month, tax-free, with the rest of the income from a Natural Spring going to family members – JUST THINK OF THE POSSIBILITIES & then some!
An idea like this one CREATES JOBS and doesn’t just transfer persons with jobs to a different location, as the GVEDC did with Meck, as suggested for the DOH and for the BOE, etc. There is simply no new job creation, or the possibilities of such, as long as we have the GVEDC stealing our land resources and monthly income that should be going into the local economy for all types of ‘jobs’ here IN THIS COUNTY! Didn’t ‘water’ create the most jobs ever in this county when the Bath Dams were under construction?
Yet that was temporary until the Dams were finished! Isn’t that the same as being ‘seasonally-employed’ as at Snowshoe & Silver Creek? But creating a large bottling plant here – UNITING all those with Natural Spring Water – with permanent income – well that’s about as good as it gets – and it will be fun offering an honest product & service as provided by Our Creator in order to give someone else a clean drink of water!
But, by comparison, as you might have seen in the area news, the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation (GVEDC), a private-corporation, is busy ‘continuing preliminary discussions about their annual meeting and banquet’ which may be held at The Greenbrier Resort this year in June! And Fleming & Beard already have their tickets! The ‘Poverty Preservation Society’ is about to pat each other on the back for keeping Pocahontas County in ‘Poverty & Pauperism’ for yet another year!
But You the Voters can change all that by electing NORMAN LEE ALDERMAN (Rep-SD) & PATTI HEINEMANN (Dem-ND) to the County Commission in the May Primary, and again in November! Then in January 2015 – POSITIVE CHANGES can take place so that by this time Next Year – WE THE PEOPLE can start to celebrate ‘Progress & Prosperity’ for one & all once again!
Plans for the Pocahontas Pure Water CO-OP can be put into effect as early as January 2015 – and it can be funded by the GVEDC from all the funds that they have illegally taken from this county – including failure to pay their property-taxes to this county from the county-land they’ve taken! Oh yeah, they’ve broken the law – but how would Fleming & Beard know – they don’t even know what Duties & Responsibilities a County Commissioner is supposed to carry out! How could they when they have to plan for yet another banquet held by the GVEDC paid for with Pocahontas County funds?
As seen in the series entitled, ‘Ending the Poverty Preservation Society’ (#5 & #6), when this Internet News Service was first established, some of the same persons that were appointed to the Pocahontas Development Authority (PDA) at its inception around 1989, are the same folks, like Phillip Cain of the GVEDC, and Joel Callison, VP of Greenbrier Investment Company (GIC) & also of the GVEDC – both of whom helped form the GVEDC & GIC pursuant to the 1987 feasibility-study of K.W. Poore Associates, Richmond, VA, in order to handle the transfer of funds from the federal government as part of the local-grandiose-plan to build an ‘earthen-dam’ on the Greenbrier River between Marlinton & Clawson following the 1986 flood. But the 1996 flood was much worse – the worst so far – and that’s why all plans for a ‘Dam on the Greenbrier’ have been abandoned!
Instead of just the BOE trying to escape from the floodplain, and leaving all the school children in the disaster-zone, the entire town should have relocated in the aftermath of the 1996 flood when FEMA offered assistance & was turned down by the PPS! Now the BOE wants funds to move out & save their own collective-derrieres – and leave everyone else to fend for themselves! And make no mistake, this same SELF-SERVING clique is about to request a Voter-Referendum to place an ADDITIONAL TAX upon every person & household – so they can get new furniture if they move to Edray! When was the last time any of us got a pay –increase? Those at Snowshoe & Silver Creek are the LOWEST PAID in the entire ‘Resort Industry’! And when was the last time that either the BOE or the GVEDC ever placed THE COMMON GOOD…BEFORE THEIR SELF-SERVING SPECIAL INTERESTS?
As for the GVEDC – if they do now what they did 25 years ago, when they allegedly bought Denmar State Hospital for $20,000.00, and then sold it back to the State seven (7) months later for $725,000.00+; then we can only guess how much they will try to RIPOFF the government & taxpayers once again since the BOE wants the Edray property given to them for FREE! NORMAN LEE ALDERMAN & PATTI HEINEMANN have learned of a legal way that can be done – but they aren’t about to tell the BOE or anyone else – since they want to place THE GREATER COMMON GOOD BEFORE SELF OR ANY SPECIAL INTERESTS – and that means leaving that option open for making clean bottled water the #1 business for Pocahontas County to benefit All Citizens!
THIS TIME…there’s no excuse…
IT’S YOUR CHOICE…
TO CHANGE FOR THE BETTER!
Just say ‘NO’ to those who want to keep this county in Poverty & Pauperism
– and –
Just say ‘YES’ to real Progress & Prosperity for the future!
On Primary Day – YOU have a chance to elect two persons that will always put YOU first! They know that:
THE GREATER COMMON GOOD ALWAYS COMES BEFORE SELF OR ANY SELF-SERVING SPECIAL INTERESTS!
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Vote for Patti Heinemann in the primary election on
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county can again have an Honest & Just county
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Vote Early & avoid the rush!
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