Sunday, April 6, 2014

PART III - SNOWSHOE-RAD - The Great Deception!

06 April 2014, Vol.1, No.27 > Part III – Snowshoe-RAD – The Great Deception!

‘When the Righteous succeed the people rejoice,
But when the bad govern, men groan!’ – Proverbs 29:2



On or about 17 May 2014, after the Primary Election is over, the county commission is supposed to have reviewed the ‘Petition’ presented to it by Snowshoe Mountain, Inc. for the creation of a ‘Resort Area District’ (RAD) on behalf of Donald Trump’s Fortress NY-Hedge-Fund and the Canadian foreign corporation of Intrawest and decide if their ‘petition’ is complete or not – and then decide either to call for a special public hearing & a vote of approval from the ‘property-owners’ within the proposed ‘RAD’ – or wait another year before considering again!  Anyone wish to bet just how our current weak & wimpy commissioners will vote?  Anyone want to bet that these ‘Three Stooges’ don’t know the difference between ‘Medieval Feudalism’ and a modern-day ‘Republic’ – by either definition or in practice?

Forget Jamie Walker, Central District, he does what he’s told, but both David Fleming, ND, & William Beard, Jr., SD, are up for reelection and BOTH ARE BOUGHT & PAID FOR by the ersatz Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation (GVEDC), a private-corporation masquerading as a ‘quasi-government’ development authority that simply picks as many pockets as it can get away with from Pocahontas, Monroe & Greenbrier counties!  In these parts the GVEDC is about as close to an ‘Organized Crime Syndicate’ as any could come with its theft of county funds & county-owned-land to divide up & pass among its cronies – in as much secrecy as possible – all the while sticking the county-taxpayers with its bills, messes & screw-ups!  The GVEDC exists only for itself as a ‘Self-Serving Special Interest’!  It has never offered any benefit beyond itself!

But as bad as the GVEDC has been in keeping Pocahontas County in the grips of POVERTY & PAUPERISM to serve its own ends, it now appears that Snowshoe Mountain, Inc. (SMI), via its new ‘Feudal-Lord’, Donald Trump, and his NY Fortress Hedge-Fund & Canadian Intrawest, that same ‘poverty & pauperism’ will become a PERMANENT FIXTURE in this county if SMI gets its request to become a ‘Resort Area District’!  ‘SERFDOM’ will become permanent on the mountain for both individual ‘homeowners’ as well as ‘employees’!  Make no mistake about it – a ‘corporate plantation’ is about to take over with both ‘house’ & ‘field’ SLAVES!  There will be one ‘masser’ and that will be bleached-blond Donald!

The entire ‘petition’, from its propaganda to its alleged forthcoming ‘bylaws’, is nothing more than creating a ‘corporate state’ in which SMI will become a PRIVATELY-OWNED CORPORATE GOVERNMENT – as a ‘Public Corporation’ & ‘Political Subdivision’ within this county!  That’s right, a ‘government controlled by a privately-owned corporation’ – in this case two ‘foreign’ corporations, one located in New York @51% ownership & the other in Vancouver, Canada @49% ownership!  Neither the county commission nor the government of West Virginia will be able to control any aspect of SMI once it gets complete control of Snowshoe Mountain – until the day in which Snowshoe-RAD is forced into bankruptcy by its massive debts, $1.5 BILLION & climbing!


While the Snowshoe Resort Area District (SRAD) claims that of the seven (7) seats on the board of directors:
● three (3) will go to the current ‘property-owners’
    within the proposed RAD;
● two (2) will go to the current ‘Operators’ of the
● one (1) to current & future ‘Developers’; and,
● one (1) to current & future owners of ‘Undeveloped-

However, it is already admitted that in its current situation, Snowshoe will get four (4) of the seven (7) seats as Operators (2), Developers (1) & Undeveloped-Land owners (1), etc.  Ah, but in order for there to be any kind of agreement – such as ‘Unlimited Debt’ – see here:

The West Virginia Code at §7-25-20, Indebtedness of Resort Area District, clearly PROVIDES NO LIMITATION, to wit:

No constitutional or statutory limitation with respect
to the nature or amount of or rate of interest on indebtedness which may be incurred by municipalities, counties or other public or governmental bodies shall apply to the indebtedness of a resort area district.”

– there must be SIX (6) of SEVEN (7) proposed board members at all times in agreement!  Wow!  That almost sounds like a form of ‘Democracy’ – but here’s the GREAT DECEPTION!

For the past several years Lobbyists in Charleston on behalf of SMI have been carefully making sure that SMI will control all seven (7) seats with no competition at all!  How? 
Well according to ‘front-man’ Frank DeBerry, President & COO of SMI, all property-owners will be allowed to select three persons to represent them at the table of seven!  So each of the numerous ‘Homeowner Associations’ are scrambling to find candidates to put forward – BUT IT’S ALL IN VAIN – it won’t matter who puts their name in the hat – they CANNOT WIN against SMI!  It’s a rigged election from the very get-go!  Trump is about to establish a ‘corporate dictatorship’!  Why?  Well take a look for yourself!

Below is WV HB 2600 otherwise known as WVC § 7-25-1 to § 7-25-25, inclusive, to amend & reenact WVC § 30-29-1.  Here is the GREAT DECEPTION – WVC § 7-25-5(a), clearly states that: 

The owners of at least sixty-one percent of the real property, DETERMINED BY ACREAGE…may petition a governing body to create or expand a resort area district’!

§7-25-5. Petition for creation or expansion of resort area district; petition requirements.
     (a) The owners of at least sixty-one percent of the real property, determined by acreage, located within the boundaries of the resort area described in the petition, by metes and bounds or otherwise in a manner sufficient to describe the area, may petition a governing body to create or expand a resort area district.
     (b) The petition for the creation or expansion of a resort area district shall include, where applicable, the following:
           (1) The proposed name and proposed boundaries of such district
and a list of the names and addresses of all owners of real property within the proposed district;
           (2) A description of proposed projects and services to be provided within the district;
           (3) A map showing the proposed resort area to be included in the resort area district;
A list of estimated project and service costs;
           (5) A feasibility or consultant study concerning the formation of the proposed district and the funds to be generated by the implementation of a resort service fee and indicating that the proposed resort service fee will provide sufficient revenue for proposed services and projects;
The proposed rate or rates, not to exceed five percent of the purchase price, of the resort service fee and the proposed classes of goods and services to which each rate shall apply;
           (7) The proposed effective date of the resort service fee;
           (8) A certification from the State Tax Commissioner of the amount of consumers sales and service taxes collected from businesses located in the proposed district during the most recent twelve calendar month period for which such data is available that precedes the calendar quarter during which the petition will be submitted to the governing body;
A development schedule; and
         (10) A statement of the benefits that can be expected from the creation of the district.
Within sixty days of the submission of a petition for the creation of a resort area district, the governing body shall by order determine the completeness of the petition. If the governing body determines that the petition is complete, it shall set a date for the public meeting required under section six of this article and shall cause the petition to be filed with the clerk of the governing body and be made available for inspection by interested persons before the meeting. If the governing body determines that such petition is not complete, the petition shall be returned to the petitioners with a statement of additional information required for such petition to be complete.

Hello!  Is anybody out there?  All the current ‘homeowners’, whether owned by business entities as an advertising tax-write-off on behalf of their clients & such, and all individual ‘homeowners’ own their properties by the SQUARE FOOT – not measured by ‘acreage’! 

Pursuant to ‘square measure’:
one (1) square foot = 144 square inches;
one (1) square yard = nine (9) square feet; and,
one (1) acre = 43,560 square feet!
one (1) square mile = 640 acres!

Since this new state law establishing a RAD requires ‘The owners of at least sixty-one percent of the real property, DETERMINED BY ACREAGE…’ who do you think will be the REAL MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF SEVEN?

Let’s say, for example, there are 25oo current ‘homeowners’ in total within the various ‘Homeowners Associations’ whereby each unit has an average size of 2000 square feet – that’s 2500 x 2000 sq ft = 5,000,000 square feet divided by 43,560 sq ft for one (1) acre = 114.7842 acres!  So the combined ‘homeowners’ control about 115 acres in total – while SMI controls an estimated 12,000 – 15,000 acres in total! 


And let’s keep in mind that this proposed ‘election’ in reality is just a ‘plebiscite’ of switching governance from the county commission to two ‘private-corporations’ in which ‘masser’ Donald Trump will have the final say in everything within his own ‘political subdivision’ from the rest of the county!  And remember – It’s only a ‘one-time’ election process since the new seven-member board will then write up the ‘by-laws’ that will ensure no other elections need be held – ever!  In case anyone hasn’t noticed, there is NO ‘CHECKS & BALANCES’ set forth in the ‘Petition’ as required by Our Founding Fathers in the Federal Constitution in Article IV, Section 4, and as required by each State or Commonwealth in America pursuant to the Federal Constitution – and that includes ALL SUBDIVISIONS thereof as well as all types of corporations with stockholders, other than 100% privately-owned corporations!  This is but one of several legal problems that makes the ‘petition’ INCOMPLETE for proper consideration!  But any bets on just how our current weak & wimpy commissioners will vote if given the chance?  The current ‘Three Stooges’ most likely cannot even spell the word ‘constitution’ even though they are supposed to have sworn to uphold both the federal & state constitutions! 

The honorable thing to do is REJECT this so-called ‘petition’  for a Snowshoe-RAD and send it back to the WV Legislature for corrections and inclusions of a ‘checks & balances’ to protect the current ‘homeowners’ – but the current county commission lacks the intelligence and the guts to do what is right!  The RAD should be REJECTED since it FAILS to put:   


At any rate, the current ‘homeowners’ on the mountain are in for the surprise of their life when they see Snowshoe Mountain, Inc. take control of ALL SEVEN SEATS and never give them up – until the $1.5 BILLION DEBT catches up with them all!  As set forth in Parts I & II of this series, the Snowshoe-RAD is just a scam to provide ‘Life-Support’ to a debt-infrastructure that can never be balanced again!  Greed & unexpected speculation caught up with Intrawest prior to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver; forced them to sell their proverbial ‘soul to the devil’ @ 51% to Donald Trump – who is known to stab everyone associated with him in the back the first chance he gets or finds necessary – Snowshoe was & will be no exception!  Trump will exploit the situation for as long as he can, drain every penny he can get under the FALSE pretext that ‘He’s TOO BIG TO FAIL’then simply walk away and leave a giant hole where something used to be! 

As shown within Parts I, II & III, this proposed Snowshoe-RAD is a simple scam made to look ‘sugar-coated’ so the ‘poison-pill’ can be swallowed.  If any of our current ‘Three Stooges’ on the county commission had an honest or righteous bone in their body – they would reject this scam for the protection & benefit of the current ‘homeowners’ on the mountain – and for the employees living in Pocahontas County!  But Walker is just there for the money, Fleming is looking for a new job with either GVEDC or SMI, and Beard just sold his soul to Phil Cain & the GVEDC to become a member of the board in Cain’s bank!  Just how ‘honorable’ or ‘righteous’ is that for any of them?


Only County Commission candidates NORMAN LEE ALDERMAN (Rep-SD) and PATTI HEINEMANN (Dem-ND) have pointed out these facts in this campaign…


is for the State of West Virginia to take ‘Receivership’ of Snowshoe Mountain Inc. (SMI), i.e., Snowshoe & Silver Creek; turn the day to day operations over to Pocahontas County and a ‘Workers CO-OP’ whereby the State will receive 60%, and the ‘Workers CO-OP’ will receive 40% of the profits to Share the Wealth among themselves at a ‘LIVING-WAGE’ for all employees and for the benefit of EVERYONE in this county!  As it stands now, tens-of-millions of dollars are leaving this county for New York & Canada – while poverty & pauperism at or near ‘Minimum-Wages’ remains constant!  THAT’S WHY…

THIS TIME…there’s no excuse…

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!

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