Part One of a Two Part Special
A reoccurring theme from TAM has been to detail the obvious role that Howard Brown is playing in the “transformation” of Indiantown. Either by design or lack thereof, it really doesn’t matter.
So, let’s take a quick stroll through a little bit of yesterday – today & tomorrow.
As we go down the rabbit hole – one – more – time!
In part one of this two-part report I would like to propose to you that Howard Brown and his Social Equity & Social Justice colleagues have ceased a moment in time. He is making a pretty penny from it too and he is doing it with our money. Even if you do not live in the Village borders you pay State and Federal taxes. Howard is an expert at redistribution of wealth and that is what he is doing.
Then there are the taxes the citizens of the Peoples Republic of Indiantown pay day in and day out.
You see, by dominating the “marketplace of ideas” and playing follow the expert it has given him inertia to move whatever agenda he develops forward. It allows him to channel contracts to whomever he wants because he wants to. It allows him to set the table for dinner every time the citizens drop by for a feast at the feet of the HUD trough. He decides what gets considered. Does that sound safe?
Would it be safer if say maybe one or two of the Council members were in on it? Nah – me either.
Many that TAM has talked with have indicated that they would like to see a copy or hear a real well thought explanation from any of the Council Members or Howard on what the agenda that is being driven really is. That way the people can help keep track of progress in that direction instead of listening to a progressive cheer leading squad.
What is it that you think each Council Member is using to guide their decision-making process?
As we have seen from Susan Gibbs-Thomas it appears to be critical thinking and servitude to office. As we have seen from Janet and Antony it seems to be whatever the experts tell them.
Of course, Jackie does whatever her ACLU left leaning HUD level grant grabbers tell her to vote for or against.
Then there is Guyton. What can you say? It appears he has been openly neutralized given the level of lawsuit and ethics investigation that are underway with his name attached.
Then there is his and Antony’s blatant association with Robert Burns and Kenny Johnson. And of course the ever popular Brian West as well as others.
So, let me ask you, who is in charge if the minority of the Council is not listened to or even given consideration to allow ideas to be heard before you the Citizen?
Who is the oppressor of your voices if they are not allowed to see the marketplace of ideas in front of the Council and The Citizens for consideration in the Sunshine?
Many are fearful that left unchecked that this abuse of power will sadly end in an economic mess that will make DC look good.
Who is driving this agenda? Is it the Council? Really?
Listen, in the end the Council votes and decides – period. That is the simple part. But outside of maybe one or two on the Council, who is deciding what even makes it to the table for discussion or consideration by all five?
How can you vote on something if it is never considered?
That which is left out of consideration is equally as important as what is put in for consideration.
Ask yourself this; If the Council is not the one providing the ideas available for consideration, who is?
In the Sunshine?
The same experts that wanted to raise impact fees 9%. It turned out these high priced “experts” made a little clerical error with a decimal point being a couple positions in the wrong direction on the final cut and paste revision. Oopsie!
Antony was ready to steam roll the errant number through while Ms. Gibbs-Thomas continued to demonstrate with math how big the error was. That is the correlation we are seeing.
What of policies. We have discussed them several times here at TAM.
The first that was resisted by Antony was a communications policy. He would have to conform and that was going to cramp his style.
Why isn’t there a Council policy of guidelines to instruct Mr. Brown on how he is to handle the agenda?
TAM has offered a starting point and did not even charge them tens of thousands of dollars to do it either.
Why is it that Council does not develop a policy for Howard to follow when hiring and firing “consultants”?
In the least a stipulation of guideline to put out for RFP and share it publicly.
But to allow Howard to slice up the grant and taxpayer pool as he sees fit is wrong. There is too much opportunity for fiscal overreach and graft. As a Council member you are complicit in any act that does occur simply by not taking action to guide the Manager otherwise. Lack of a policy is still policy.
How about a policy instructing him on how he is to deal with information that has been given to him and how it is to be disseminated, discussed and archived easily for public retrieval?
Like this message from the Martin County Administrator to Howard:
[ Howard – I was sent the presentation that was presented to your Council on Saturday on Fire Rescue and options for service. I am not sure why you continue to provide inflated numbers to your Council on what the County collects via ad valorem taxes from the taxable values in Indiantown. It is roughly 5.3M not the 5.9M that your consultant is reflecting in his presentation. Could you please use factual numbers instead of inflated ones. Thank You – Taryn G. Kryzda – County Administrator McBOCC]
Does that really sound like the way your American form of governance that was adopted for this Village is what you wanted?
If the answer is no then you have a choice to make. Making no choice is still making a choice. To change the outcome, you have to engage. You have to be involved. We have provided and will again in this article a link that you can send a private message to each of the Council with the click of a button. Let the hear from you.
If you can take time to go to the meetings, even if you just sit there, it matters. There are eyes and ears on them. We bet that in a very short period of time it will become obvious to you, the casual gallery member and citizen, of the gamesmanship and mishandling being conducted by some you have elected and others you did not. Within YOUR Village.
If all you want from your “Elected Council Members” is a Publix and paved roads you probably have not made it this far into the discussion anyway. So please allow me to say that I like you can see there is a problem.
For me, the nucleus of the cancer is Howard Brown.
There are more than one Council members that have metastasized to him as well.
As long as you sit there and take it you will continue to feel like you have no power. When you engage and are repelled, do not stop. Is this your Village? Are you willing to sit down, shut up and give it away to the highest bidder?
They cannot win unless you tell yourself that there is nothing you can do. You are exactly what it will take to turn it around. One by one until there are two. Then four, eight, sixteen and more….
As we can all see by the Gas prices and refuge surge at our borders, elections have consequence.
Indiantown is about to find herself in a new election cycle in just months.
Will you engage?
Will you fight to replace the cancer and illness that has plagued our beloved Indiantown?
Or will you sit quiet and do nothing as others decide your outcome?
It is your Heritage, no one else is going to protect it if it is not you.
Stay Tuned for Part Two.
Haters are Gonna Hate
The American experience is about one team not several. It is about opportunity to succeed or fail. It is not about bringing your tribe across the finish line first. America is not a competition among her people.
We know that many of you do not want to hear a lot of what we have to say. Know though that what we say is foundational in truth and is a light exposing those things that infringe on your Liberty and greatly reduce what little freedom you have left. Whether you choose to listen to the messengers is your choice. But don’t chide the messenger just because you are to indifferent to learn and care.
Let’s talk – Join the conversation and let’s begin building common ground so we can then discuss those things we differ on. Until we do, there will be a big divide between us. I think you will be surprised to see how much we really do have in common. Care to care? Join us and let’s begin to nurture the American spirit as neighbors and friends.
WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO INDIANTOWN?
The reason so many are talking about this is the recent post made by Mr. Scott Watson on Facebook. (see below) It involves the LDR’s that are being developed by EXPERTS.
It does not allow you to trim your own tree on your own yard unless you get a permit and then use a prescribed standard and practice of tree trimming. Yep it really says all that.
Here is our first part of a multi part answer.
TONY Z has been addressing this for a while now
Who is listening?
(The following excerpt was reprinted with the Authors permission. )
Since February, the U.S. media has been pounding Americans with non-stop reporting about COVID-19 coronavirus.
Eight months later, the data shows everything the media said about the virus was false. Yet, those posing as “journalists” continue to repeat the lies from February and March as if they are facts rooted in their quest to “follow the science.”
Every one of the BIG THREE lies seems designed to promote panic and an irrational response to the actual threat.
Anyone who even suggests that maybe the governments of the world have been overreacting to a virus that kills at about the same rate as the flu has been immediately shot down as stupid and not worth listening to.
Slowly but surely, however, everything we “conspiracy theorists” said back in March about COVID has since been borne out as not a conspiracy theory at all. It was 100 percent true.
So let’s look at the three biggest lies that are still being used to spread fear of COVID-19, keeping in mind that the media used these same lies to castigate President Trump when he was released from the hospital Oct. 5 and implored Americans in a tweet “Don’t let COVID-19 dominate your life.”
This virus is “not like the flu,” we are scolded. It’s much scarier than the flu because:
1. COVID carries a very high, 3.4 percent, death rate [compared to a flu death rate of 0.10 percent].
This has now been debunked by none other than the United Nations World Health Organization, which the leftist globalists believe is the gold standard for information about COVID. The WHO came out with updated mortality rates this week showing that only 0.13 percent of those infected will die. That’s 26 times lower than WHO’s previously purported death rate of 3.4 percent. We already know that in the U.S. the average age of those who succumb to the virus is 78 and they have an average of 2.6 comorbidities. This 0.13 percent death rate is almost exactly the death rate for the common flu.
2. COVID is spread by asymptomatic ‘super spreaders‘
This scares people to death every time they hear it, because it suggests that every human being you come in contact with can potentially infect you. This is absolute hogwash. Asymptomatic carriers have a very low viral load in their system, making it virtually impossible to pass the virus on to another person. Even in the rare cases that they might be able to pass it on, it is highly unlikely if they don’t have symptoms, meaning they are not coughing, sneezing or wheezing.
3. COVID is untreatable.
Now that truly is scary! This lie provided the pretext for Bill Gates and Big Pharma to rush to market an unsafe and unproven vaccine, which could end up being mandated by various state governments and corporations. But this “no treatment” lie has been exposed over and over by the facts, most recently seen in the way President Trump was so effectively treated with a cocktail of supplements and drugs. Trump was treated with Rendesivir in combination with zinc, Vitamin D and melatonin. Another option available in some states is hydroxychloroquine.
These three lies were cleverly crafted to refute anyone who brings facts to the table to argue that the government has no business closing down churches, businesses or generally violating the civil liberties of any American.
The authorities say this coronavirus has killed 204,000 Americans but those numbers don’t reflect the fact that hospitals were directed by the CDC to be liberal in filling out death certificates. Some doctors were so liberal that they actually notched deaths from accidents, heart attacks and strokes as COVID related and therefore COVID caused. CDC estimates that only 6 percent of these 204,000 deaths have been caused by COVID alone.
While these are the three biggest lies, they are not the only lies the media has told and continues to tell. What about the risk to young people? A look at the data shows incontrovertible evidence that college-age students have virtually no risk of dying from COVID. The media knows this. That’s why they focus their hysteria on the number of “cases” on campuses, not the number of deaths.
According to a survey by the New York Times, published Sept. 25, at least 130,000 people on more than 1,600 campuses contracted COVID and 70 died, but “most” of those 70 deaths, the Times admits, were not students but rather college employees, who were likely much older. But even if we factor in those older employees, the rate of death on college campuses according to the Times’ own study is a paltry 0.054 percent. Stunning!
One would think that once these scurrilous lies were exposed, the media would be shouting from the housetops that the CDC, WHO, Drs. Fauci and Birks, Gates and the rest of the “experts” who they relied on for their information, and whose misinformation formed the basis for politicians to implement the economy-killing lockdowns, were completely wrong! Isn’t that what good, honest journalists do when they find out they’ve been played? Yes, they go back and correct the record.
But instead we see no corrections of their previous false reporting. No, they double down on the lies.
This is not news. This is the hallmark of a propaganda operation. Another name for it is information warfare.
If they corrected their false reports and began to prominently report the truth about COVID, this would put pressure on political leaders to end the destructive restrictions on human activity. Those leaders could then turn their focus to protecting the vulnerable, which are people over 65 with multiple serious pre-existing health issues.
But that would require an honest press – something that no longer exists in America. They will continue to repeat the same old lies, that COVID is a killer disease unlike any other faced by mankind; we must “not let our foot off the pedal” of containing it, people of all ages and conditions must stay masked up at all times, indoors or out, and we must stay separated and isolated from our loved ones.
What is our role as Legal Citizens in the United States of America?
The United States of America is a Republic of States. With each State independent in their own governance with the US Constitution as the Supreme Law of the Land.
Unlike a dictatorship, a democratic government exists to serve the people, but citizens in democracies must also agree to abide by the rules and obligations by which they are governed.
Democracies grant many freedoms to their citizens including the freedom to dissent and criticize the government.
Citizenship in a democracy requires participation.
American citizens recognize that they not only have rights, they have responsibilities. They recognize that democracy requires an investment of time and hard work — a government of the people demands constant vigilance and support by the people. There are more of us than there are elected.
Legal American Citizenship is the common thread that connects all Americans.
We are a nation bound not by race or religion, but by the shared values of freedom, liberty, and equality.
In our Republic, civic participation means that citizens are required to serve on juries, or register with the Selective Services for potential national military service. Other obligations apply to all democracies and are the sole responsibility of the citizen — chief among these is respect for law. Paying one’s fair share of taxes, accepting the authority of the elected government, and respecting the rights of those with differing points of view are also examples of citizen responsibility.
Democratic citizens know that they must bear the burden of responsibility for their society if they are to benefit from its protection of their rights.
There is a saying in free societies: you get the government you deserve. For democracy to succeed, citizens must be active, not passive, because they know that the success or failure of the government is their responsibility, and no one else’s. In turn, government officials understand that all citizens should be treated equally and that bribery has no place in a democratic government.
In a democratic system, people unhappy with their leaders are free to organize and peacefully make the case for change — or try to vote those leaders out of office at established times for elections. Or by organizing Recall Elections for the overtly corrupt.
Democracies need more than an occasional vote from their citizens to remain healthy. They need the steady attention, time, and commitment of large numbers of their citizens who, in turn, look to the government to protect their rights and freedoms. They do not look to the Government to give them things, (largesse).
As a citizen it is our responsibility to be active in our government. It is our responsibility to make sure that the elected are honoring their oath of office. It is our responsibility to make sure that the elected are acting in our interest as the People.
These are not quaint colonial precepts. They are fact. So, when you decide to vote on popularity or skin color you are being irresponsible as a citizen. You are setting aside the precepts that have made this Republic the greatest experiment in Freedom that mankind has ever taken forward.
Our day to day walks in life are hard enough without malevolent and immature leaders that are self-serving and have no idea of the precepts of Constitutional Governance. The action of the few, and the lack of interest by the many has brought us to the place we are at today.
That is changing. As more citizens wake to find themselves in the clutches of immature, tyrannical race baiters and progressive politicos, we will be here to educate and organize the angry and hardworking Americans.
We are not going away.
We will not let this go. It is our duty and right as Americans to scorn those who violate the precept of Constitutional Governance. We will expose those that are dealing in the dark. We are the Light of Liberty. We are The American Citizen. Join us in an effort to Reclaim Freedom from the Tyrants.
God Bless America –
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Talk About Martin received the following e-mail that was sent to the Martin County Board of County Commissioners. We felt that the message was such that we should share it with you. Below, you will see a link that will allow you to e-mail the commission in one easy click after you read the e-mail.
Good morning. Please read below:
Dr. Mike Yeadon , a former Vice President and Chief Science Officer for Pfizer for 16 years, says that half or even “almost all” of tests for COVID are false positives. Dr. Yeadon also argues that the threshold for herd immunity may be much lower than previously thought, and may have been reached in many countries already.
In an interview last week Dr. Yeadon was asked:
“we are basing a government policy, an economic policy, a civil liberties policy, in terms of limiting people to six people in a meeting…all based on, what may well be, completely fake data on this coronavirus?”
Dr. Yeadon answered with a simple “yes.”
Even more significantly, even if all positives were to be correct, Dr. Yeadon said that given the “shape” of all important indicators in a worldwide pandemic, such as hospitalizations, ICU utilization, and deaths, “the pandemic is fundamentally over.”
Yeadon said in the interview:
“Were it not for the test data that you get from the TV all the time, you would rightly conclude that the pandemic was over, as nothing much has happened. Of course people go to the hospital, moving into the autumn flu season…but there is no science to suggest a second wave should happen.”
According to this article the pandemic is over. After reviewing this, and listening to what Governor DeSantis said during his speech on Friday when he announced we were moving into Phase 3 (and penalties for mask mandates would be null and void), I can’t imagine how the board can justify any mandate for individuals and businesses. I ask that you rescind both mandates- the one for the public and the one for businesses, as neither carry much weight with the Governor’s orders.
These mandates and closures make absolutely NO SENSE at this time. The only reason to continue in this manner is if you really only wanted to instill fear to control and divide your community even further than it already is. I’m asking you to please be the leaders you swore to be during your oath, and to end this madness; to begin healing your county and stop dividing it, stop lying to your community about thresholds, stop silencing your constituents, and to please stop withholding information.
It’s time to end this thing and recover. There’s only a few months left of the year. As leaders it’s time you took a positive path for your “fractured community.” We can still salvage some of 2020.
Sincerely, Meredith Lee