CAFR Confession


A friend and listener to our local AM station took our interview with the mayor of Salt Lake County, where he admits to the county CAFR and over $650 million in extra fund balances. He also included the CAFR pages I read from as reference.

Though I already posted the interview (audio only), I feel like this is the most important public official confession as to the wealth of the government as shown in government’s financial statements.

Please pass this on…

Also, learn more about government Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR’s) with CAFR School, here:

Part 1: The State of Wisconsin CAFR –

https://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2011/03/01/wisconsins-real-financial-situation-explained/

Part 2: Introduction to CAFR – City of Aurora, Co –

https://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2011/03/03/cafr-school-a-lesson-in-financial-accounting/

Part 3: Advanced study – State of Minnesota CAFR –

https://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/cafr-school-part-2-minnesotas-state-cafrs-explained/

Now compare these to your own local, county state, and school district CAFR’s.

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–Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)
–Tuesday, July 12, 2011

 

 

 

 

An Inteview With The Sheriff Who Sold His County


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We interviewed the County Sheriff Jim Winder – “The Sheriff Who Sold His County” – on local AM radio (K-TALK – 630 AM) in Salt Lake County on June 6, 2011. This is extremely important, so please listen and read the following information.

Remember, this is an elected public office-holder that is talking here. This guy is slippery, but even the best of predators can eventually be backed into a corner…

“…We are moving towards a model that is much more efficient than a regular public entity.”

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Hear the 45 minute interview here:

Download the interview here: https://realitybloger.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/sheriff_jim_winder_dalew_and_clint_06062011_edit.mp3

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Or listen to the full 90 minute show here:

Download the full interview here: https://realitybloger.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/sheriff_jim_winder_dalew_and_clint_06062011_full.mp3

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And hear our interview with the Mayor of the county as he admits to the vast wealth in the county CAFR and over $650 million in funds that could have been used to pay for the police, here:

Download here: https://realitybloger.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/carroon-interveiw-edit.mp3

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Note: I confused the term “multi-jurisdictional” with “Unification”, though they are virtually the same thing in this case. The state of Utah has multi-jurisdictional police and other “special district” agency agreements. Sadly, I am learning as I uncover each stone, and while the Sheriff made sure to attempt to discredit me at every turn, he never offers the correct information or facts about what is the Unified Police Department until the very end of this interview. I cannot find the Articles of Incorporation for which he speaks, nor any other pertinent documents as these are no doubt on the “protected records” list as afforded in Utah H.B. 116, now codified into Utah CODE. Therefore, this type of exchange is necessary to uncover even the small crumbs of information that allow me to piece together this new and unknown (to myself) layer of government.

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In this interview, our combative and obfuscating Sheriff, who has turned the power of the Sheriff’s Department over to a “Special Tax Financing District” – also called a “Special Service District” – inadvertently reveals his true colors and lets us know that our new corporate police force is actually a 3rd level of government – a district – that can bypass voter approval to raise revenue/fees (taxes) within its county council created boundaries (service area), and charge those fees with late charges to the homeowners property tax if this fee is not paid within a certain time period.

To put this into perspective, Salt Lake County also has a “Unified Fire Department” special district for which similar fees are paid.

And just what happens around the country if you – the home or business owner – don’t pay the “service fee”?

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“FIREFIGHTERS WATCH AS HOME BURNS:
GENE CRANICK’S HOUSE DESTROYED IN TENNESSEE OVER $75 FEE (VIDEO)”

The Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose First Posted: 10- 5-10 12:12 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/04/firefighters-watch-as-hom_n_750272.html

This may happen to you!

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One might wish to pose these questions of our police department CEO…

If I don’t pay my “Police Protection Fee“, will I not get police protection?

If my house is being robbed, will the police just watch this crime happen as they sip their coffee and gobble their dozen doughnuts?

If my son is kidnapped…?

If my daughter is being raped…?

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These “special districts” are everywhere. They are your school districts, your sewer, water, phone, and trash districts. Sometimes their fees are specifically apportioned, and sometimes they are not.

When the Sheriff so arrogantly states in this interview that the Unified Police Department “never charged a (police protection) fee” and that “until I understand my financing models I shouldn’t spout off“, and that the Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement Service Area (SLVLESA) was the one that charged the fee, the Sheriff was actually, in his own way, telling the truth.

As it turns out, each “special district” is in fact independent from each other. I made the mistake of thinking logically and reasonably; picturing a series of “districts” very much like a set of puzzle pieces that fit together with actual legal boundaries or borders. But the reality of this districting is that we must consider each individual district in a three or four-dimensional realm. In other words, districts may overlap with each other. I can actually live in 1,000 individual districts that all intersect with and cross over each other. There can be districts inside of other districts, which on paper have nothing to do with each other.

Therefore, I have a Sewer District, a School District, a Fire District, a Water District, a F.E.M.A. district, multiple local, county, state, and a Federal Districts, a Power District, a Police District, a Mosquito Abatement District, an Emergency 911 District, a Trash District, a Zoning District, and on and on and on…

So if you picture a numerous bunch of circles or rings stacked on top of each other on a map of your county, overlapping and conjoining but never being attached with each other – that is what your local, county, and state “special districts” would look like – all completely independent and yet somehow acting as a “unified” incorporated government district operation.

Or if it’s easier, picture the Russian Babushka dolls of old, where inside each doll is a similar but smaller doll; each of these being a separate but smaller district inside another district, independent of each other but collectively controlled as one.

And each district has a “special” function. Some, like the SLVLESA, are strictly there to collect a fee, and work around the voting process which says that by law no taxes can be charged. But a “district fee” is different. It is a hidden tax that must be paid, or else it will eventually be attached as a lien on your property tax in the senior lien position, and the county or state treasurer will eventually take your home for payment of this “fee”. So this tax starts its life as a seemingly innocent fee, and then morphs into a tax when it is not paid.

In other words, this is not a voluntary tax.

It is instead designed to TAKE your money at the barrel of a gun, or in this case, at the cost of what you thought was your home, land, and property.

So these districts are actually worse than I thought… and thanks to this treasonous Sheriff’s slip up and his unintended disclosure towards the end of this interview, we now know that the Unified Police Department (UPD) is a separate “district” as well. And we now know that, even though the sole purpose of the Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement Service Area (SLVLESA) “district” is to collect and provide revenue (fees/taxes) for the Unified Police Department (special district), the UPD is indeed as the Sheriff claims – a separate incorporated entity (an unconnected special district).

While before I was confused as to why the Sheriff kept claiming that the Unified Police Department has never charged a fee or raised a tax, I now understand that this is in fact a very clever way to completely separate his department and himself as CEO of this department (service area) from this “police protection fee” in another district, so that he can claim to be independent of this other unlawful special district’s actions, while he and his department are still the main beneficiary of that “police protection fee” (tax) charged by the independent SLVLESA district. Likewise, the mayor and councilmen can run for re-election on an incumbent campaign, or even a run for the governorship, with the actual slogan that they “have never raised property or other taxes” while in office!!!

Bottom line…

These special service and tax districts are incrementally taking over our government, one function at a time. Like a pie chart with thousands and thousands of slices, traditional government is disappearing as this special district scheme plays out across the country, and the takeover of America’s infrastructure and public departments happens one area at a time.

In a few days, I will interview someone who can explain this from a corporate perspective. Until then, please continue to pass this and my previous interview on, as well as “The Sheriff Who Sold His County” article here:

–>https://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/the-sheriff-who-sold-his-county/ <–

My only protection for the exposure of this information is your willingness to make this a national issue – to cause outrage and blow back. Demand that your local news outlets cover this story.

I have no one to protect me from this CEO / Sheriff, or his special district of private police…

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–Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)
–Monday, June 6th, 2011

Salt Lake County Mayor Admits To CAFR Fund Wealth


I’d like to dedicate this to two of the bravest, most honorable men in the world: Walter Burien (cafr1.com), and Gerald Klatt (cafrman.com).

Rest in peace – and thank you doesn’t even come close – Lieutenant Colonel Klatt…

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The following is an interview on Utah’s local K-Talk AM630 radio station with myself, Dale Williams of FreeWestRadio.com, and the Mayor of Salt Lake County, Peter Corroon.

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Hear the 25 minute interview only here:

Download here: https://realitybloger.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/carroon-interveiw-edit.mp3

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Or listen to the full 90 minute radio show here:

Download here: https://realitybloger.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/carroon-interview-full.mp3

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In this rare historical confession, the Salt Lake County Mayor not only reveals his complete knowledge of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) of his county, local, and state government, but tells us that indeed his new “Unified Police District” is a private corporation, and that the elected Sheriff was appointed as the CEO of that private corporate police force after dissolving the Sheriff’s Department, leaving no lawful protection of the people, and creating a gangland style police-state in the “unified” Utah and Salt Lake County.

This completely verifies my previous article, “The Sheriff Who Sold his County”, located here:

https://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/the-sheriff-who-sold-his-county/

 

Please download, re-post, and forward this interview and article freely, with no copyright or other restrictions.

And be vigilant for this in your own Sheriff’s Department, before you loose yours as well.

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Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sheriff Who Sold His County


Note: We interviewed the Mayor of the county on AM630 talk radio on May 27, 2011 – and he admits to and confirms all of the information below. Download and listen here (25 minutes):
https://realitybloger.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/carroon-interveiw-edit.mp3

Update: We have now interviewed the Sheriff who sold his county, Jim Winder!
This interview took place on AM630 talk radio on May 27, 2011. Please read update and listen here:
https://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/an-inteview-with-the-sheriff-who-sold-his-county/

In the Great Salt Lake Valley, a once free land settled between the rugged Rocky and Sierra Nevada Mountain ranges, the county’s last firewall of protection from outside influence has been extinguished.

The Salt Lake area is renown for its world-class ski resorts, its vast food storage industry, and its uniquely large population of Mormons. The county, with a richly seated and an often mythical, chaotic history, has now become the stuff of legend.

This is the story of what has become of Salt Lake County, and the private militant corporation that has become its new police department. And to this you should pay heed, for this story is happening across the country, and may have already consumed your own county’s last hope, your elected Sheriff.

Let’s begin at the beginning of the end, when Salt Lake County lost its Sheriff’s Department…

First, understand that the County Sheriff is given the true lawful power of the people as an elected political office, and not a partisan appointment like all of the law enforcement officials beneath him. This political office is (or was) the protectorate of the people within each county; acting as the law of the land and the only instrumentality that has the real power to thwart the encroachments of the Federal government – the power to say NO! If you have a problem with the local police in your town or city (corporate municipality), the County Sheriff and his department is who you would call as the authority of the land (county).

Our current “elected” Sheriff of Salt Lake County, one Mr. Jim Winder, is of course a wealthy member of the local dairy tycoon family, aptly named Winder Farms. He recently won his reelection campaign in the 2010 elections due to the fact that the information I’m about to present to you is absent from the general consciousness and comprehension of the good people of the Salt Lake Valley. The good Sheriff actually campaigned on and was voted into this honorable office toting the success of the newly formed Unified Police Department – the “unification” of the sheriff, municipal, and unincorporated police departments within Salt Lake County into one corporately structured private police force – an act of treason and an assault on everything remotely constitutional.

The people have no idea what this man has done…

As of January 1, 2010, the day that Salt Lake County became a police state, the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Department was officially dissolved. In its place was created a brand new corporation, which is now described as “…responsible for all police operations”. This private company is called the “Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake”, or the “Unified Police Department” for short.

Manta.com lists this “private company” here: (http://www.manta.com/c/mt7k1nj/unified-police-department-of-greater-salt-lake).

This Unified Police Department (UPD) became the “new police force” for all municipal corporations (cities) and all unincorporated areas within the County of Salt Lake, thereby dissolving the only true lawful protective body within the county, the elected Sheriff’s “Department“.

To add to the treasonous nature of this takeover of Salt Lake County, this elected Sheriff was then appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Unified Police Department by the County Council. To clarify, the elected Sheriff Jim Winder was appointed by the elected County Council to be the CEO of the private company called “Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake”, which is in charge of all law enforcement within the County of Salt Lake.

And it gets worse… way worse!

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So who’s idea was this, anyway?

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Well… The local FOX 13 news affiliate reported it this way:

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah —

The details of a new metro police force for Salt Lake County, a feat that has taken several years to accomplish, have now been finalized. As of January 1, 2010, The Salt Lake County Sheriffs Office will be dissolved and will be replaced with a new metro police department. The new department will be run by mayors of participating cities.

“It’s happened, today we are formalizing what has really been a several year initiative to create a consolidated police entity that is managed by municipal (corporation) mayors,” said Sheriff Winder of the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Instead of being run by a chief or the sheriff, the metro police force will be controlled by a board made up of the mayors of the participating municipalities (corporations). The sheriff will act as chief executive on that board.

(Source Link: http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-salt-lake-county-sheriffs-office-transition,0,2854276.story)

What more could the leaders of organized crime (the mayors) ask for than a private police force that they control and use to take the people’s wealth and property?

And, right from the horses mouth, the county government website had this to say:

Mayor’s Report/UPD
Published: Oct. 2009

The Unified Police Department will be born January 1, 2010. A quarter million resident’s of Salt Lake valley will be served by a new police force. I have been honored to serve as the Chair of the UPD transition committee along with Mayor Dennis Webb of Holladay serving as vice chair.

Public Safety is the number one priority for every governmental entity, federal, state or local. The creation of the UPD is another step in providing the highest level of police protection for citizens living in unincorporated areas and cities served by the Sheriff.

The UPD will replace the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s patrol services. As it is currently formulated, the UPD will serve townships and unincorporated areas plus the cities of Bluffdale (which is considering other options), Herriman, Holladay and Riverton. The UPD will also provide limited pooled services to Taylorsville, including SWAT, narcotics and gang prevention.

Mayors of the member cities will join representatives from the unincorporated county as the UPD’s board of directors setting policy and budgets. The Sheriff will be the chief operating officer (CEO) and run day-to-day police operations.

This transformation has been a long time coming. Former Sheriff Aaron Kennard joined Sheriff Jim Winder last month before the Salt Lake County Council to report that groundwork for the UPD started more than a decade and a half ago.

The expertise and experience of the Sheriff’s Office means that police services will continue at its same high level. One major difference is that municipalities will become full partners and part owners of equipment traditionally owned by the county.

Great credit goes to Sheriff Winder, Mayors Lynn Crane of Herriman, Dennis Webb of Holladay, Bill Applegarth of Riverton and Claudia Anderson of Bluffdale Mayor Russ Wall of Taylorsville and our Salt Lake County Council members for their efforts directed at bringing the UPD to fruition.

In the years since the Salt Lake County Fire Department became the Unified Fire Authority/Unified Fire District, we learned that consolidation of services and providing ownership and policy responsibility to member cities creates a positive environment built on trust and common needs.

The Unified Police District will serve 250,000 residents with 339 officers on an annual operating budget of $45.3 million.

The new board guarantees local control under the power sharing agreement. The UPD provides a framework for future police services in our county. We are proud of our Sheriff’s Office and, starting next year, we will be proud of the Unified Police Department.

(Source:  http://www.co.slc.ut.us/html/upd/upd.html)

The Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake website (http://updsl.org/contact.html) lists its participating “precincts”, which are unincorporated townships and areas, as:

Herriman – 801.302.2080
Holladay – 801.272.0426
Kearns – 801.967.4420
Magna – 801.250.1474
Millcreek -801.272.5225
Southwest – 801.254.0167
Riverton – 801.254.0167

Of course, all municipal corporation (city) police in the Salt Lake County have now become “Unified”, and often have this fact printed on the sides of their shiny, expensive new Dodge Chargers and SUV’s. The “Draper City Corporation’s” Police Department is even the proud owner of an old but quite operational military tank!

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What Really Happened?
The History Of Police “Unification”

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From the Federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website:

“In 1996, the Utah Highway Safety Office and the Salt Lake Sheriff’s Office met to analyze territorial and coordination problems encountered by metropolitan area law enforcement agencies. As a result, the two agencies developed the Salt Lake County Multi-Agency Task Force comprised of all local, county and state law enforcement agencies; law enforcement agencies from schools and universities; and representatives from four other government agencies. Monthly meetings served two purposes: to develop cooperative law enforcement activities, and to showcase best traffic safety practices and programs.”

(Source: http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/outreach/safedige/spring2000/spr00-8.html)

This single act abolished the traditional jurisdiction of each city (municipal corporation), and gave law enforcement authority and power to neighboring forces. Thus, in Salt Lake County, the Salt Lake City Corporation (city of Salt Lake) Police now have jurisdiction not only in Salt Lake City, but also in all other municipal corporations (cities) and unincorporated areas within Salt Lake County.

This, it turns out, is a national phenomenon that is indicative of the federal takeover of local and state law enforcement – the “Federalization” of all police in the country. It is the selling out of State’s rights as soon as the Federal Government waves grant paperwork and United Nations treaties in front of our legislators and constitutionally ignorant sheriff’s collective, treasonous faces:

“It’s important that people recognize the agency, and they will no longer say ‘Sheriff’s Office.’  It’s anticipated they will say Unified Police Department…” Sheriff Winder told KCPW in August 2009.

(Source: http://kcpw.org/blog/local-news/2009-08-12/new-unified-police-department-allows-more-local-control/)

But this is only the beginning of the tyranny. To understand what a true police-state means, let’s examine the corporate structure and design of this new Salt Lake County Sheriff’s corporation, the Unified Police (Federal) District…

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The “Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement Service Area”

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Once the “Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake (UPD)” was set up as a corporate entity; after this virtual mafia of mayors and council members of the county and cities of Salt Lake County gleefully dissolved the constitutional power of the Sheriff’s Department… the real fun began.

What follows is why the County Sheriff is such an important office, and why you should strive to protect yours if you’re lucky enough to still have one.

The County Council through the UPD then created a “district” called the “Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement Service Area (SLVLESA)”. This district is what is called in corporate government a “Special Financing District (SFD)”.

UPD referenced the Prima Facie (presumed law) UTAH STATE CODE 17B-1-201 and 17B-2A-901 as justification for their “right” to do this.

It is very hard to come up with a single definition of just what a “Special Financing District” actually is, and yet quite easy to find a multitude of private, non-governmental corporations just itching to help turn your area into one. There is even a “California Special Districts Association” which one can explore and join – online at (http://csda.net/).

A private, non-governmental Florida company describes “Special Taxing Districts” as:

Special District Services, Inc. creates and manages special taxing districts throughout the State of Florida. SDS was organized to meet the growing demand for urban services and provide a public financing vehicle to serve community infrastructure and service needs in a timely and cost-effective manner. SDS is a results-oriented company with the philosophy that a Public-Private Partnership is an essential ingredient for the successful delivery of public infrastructure through the use of special districts. The basic concept being that growth pays for itself. We are committed to tailoring services to provide essential planning, organization, management, financing and construction of public facilities through the use of special taxing districts.

Learn about Public Private Partnerships here (highly recommended):

Part1:

Part 2:

In Washington State, statutes have defined special districts as:

  • municipalities
  • units of local government
  • municipal corporations
  • quasi-municipal corporations
  • public body corporate and politic

Perhaps the worst aspect of Salt Lake County’s plight is that the Unified Police Department actually had the nerve to outsource this crime to another state!

The “NBS” website at (nbsgov.com) – which is the out of state, private, non-governmental company handling Salt Lake County’s SLVLESA – states that:

Special Financing Districts (“SFD’s”) include a wide variety of assessment-based, special tax, and other types of parcel charges such as:

  • Assessment Districts
  • Business Improvement Districts (BID)
  • Community Facilities Districts (CFD)
  • Connection Fee Financing
  • Fire and Other Special Purpose Taxes
  • Local Improvement Districts (LID)
  • Maintenance Districts
  • Miscellaneous Charges
  • Parcel Loans
  • Special Tax Districts

Exerpted from a “William Blair & Company” brochure entitled “Special Tax District Financing – A Guide to Funding Infrastructure Through Land-Secured Bonds”, this Chicago company might give us some insight as to what is actually happening in districts across the country like the SLVLESA:

This article sets out the basic concepts underlying land-secured municipal finance and how it can be used effectively by municipalities, home builders, and developers.

Land-secured bonds are used to finance the basic public infrastructure required for both new development and existing communities. Most often, these bonds are issued through-or for the benefit of-special tax districts. The bonds generally are non-rated and exempt from federal income taxes

Now, I want you to pay special attention to this next part. For this above all else reveals the true nature of your private, corporate municipal “government”. And it proves without a doubt that you, the people, are not the owner of your land, your home, or your property.

The brochure continues:

Owners of properties that benefit from the bond-funded infrastructure agree to a lien on their homes (or commercial property) that is paid off over time through an annual special tax or assessment. That tax or assessment is used to pay debt service on the bonds, which are secured further by the underlying taxed or assessed property as collateral. The special tax or assessment constitutes a senior lien on the property, meaning it is superior to private liens such as construction or mortgage loans.

Land-secured bonds are used to finance many types of public infrastructure. For example, for transportation, bond proceeds can fund streets, sidewalks, traffic signals, highway interchanges, public parking, public landscaping, and street lights. For utilities and related infrastructure, the bonds can fund water supply, storage, treatment, and distribution facilities; wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal facilities; and storm drain systems. For economic development, the bonds can finance public infrastructure associated with shopping centers, business parks, and industrial parks. In addition, land-secured municipal bonds can fund flood control, recreational facilities, parks, and open space. What constitutes an eligible project is subject to specific state statutes, but in many locales the possibilities are expansive.

In short, land-secured bond financing can be used to fund the cost of public infrastructure for almost every kind of real estate development: existing urban and suburban neighborhoods, new master-planned communities, local and regional commercial districts, retail malls, big-box commercial centers, office and business parks, industrial complexes, redevelopment project areas, affordable-housing projects, and military bases being converted to civilian use.

In various states, a voter referendum is required to raise property taxes. This makes it difficult for local governments to cost-effectively finance new projects and existing infrastructure upgrades when they are needed… Consequently, a cash-flow mismatch exists between the up-front costs of public projects and generation of tax revenue. To fill this gap, land-secured bond financing was created so governments can fund infrastructure directly and developers can fund the public-use components of new neighborhoods before the improvements are conveyed to municipalities.

In other words… these bonds are created to bypass the lawful voting procedure that would otherwise be required of the people to raise property taxes. This is literally “taxation without representation”.

It continues:

Land-secured bonds generally are not rated by the rating agencies because they are considered riskier than other municipal bonds and are unlikely to receive investment-grade ratings. As home-builders have come to understand, however, as long as all goes according to plan, the risks lessen over time. Risks are highest as development begins and the project is still dirt’ risk then declines as the project reaches its full potential, builds out, and establishes a diversified tax base with a record of special tax or assessment payments. The annual tax or assessment levy is generally part of the owner’s property tax bill so payment can be routine.

The creative use of land-secured municipal financing through special tax and special assessment districts offers an opportunity for home-builders and real estate developers to partner with local governments to bring new development to fruition.

(Source Link: www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb…/WilliamBlair-SpecialTaxDistrictFinancing.pdf)

I am guessing that this answers the question as to why cities and counties across the country are building new housing, strip-malls, mega shopping centers, and business complexes all over the place in “planned communities”, while empty businesses and homes stockpile in the rest of the cities and counties as banks continue their siege of foreclosures on the clueless people.

The more buildings government builds, the more taxation can be brought into the government Special Financing District!

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So What Exactly Is The SLVLESA?

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Well, let’s start with what it is not…

From the SLVLESA website, under the “About the SLVLESA” section, it states:

Mission

The sole purpose of the Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement Service Area (SLVLESA) is to provide funding for police services in the unincorporated areas of Salt Lake County. The SLVLESA does not provide police service. Instead, it forwards revenues to the Unified Police Department (UPD), which provides law enforcement services to the unincorporated County. The UPD is responsible for all police operations.

Leadership

The SLVLESA was created by unanimous vote of the Salt Lake County Council (not the voting public). The Council appointed Jim Bradley, Michael Jensen, and Mayor Peter Corroon to serve as the service area trustees. Councilman Bradley serves as the chair.

This SLVLESA Special Financing District and its self-appointed council, being created without the consent or approval of any of the home or business owners within these incorporated or unincorporated sections of the county, literally, unconstitutionally, and unabashedly forced these private land, home, and business owners to become a part of this Special Financing District.

To be clear, the county council and county mayor created this 4-person council (a special district within the main UPD private corporation), which has no law enforcement authority and does not provide police services, and appointed themselves as its trustees and chairman. They created a fake corporate city (a corporate veil), making themselves the administrators (slave-masters). This would be no different than a king making your unincorporated town or village a part of his kingdom, and then assigning a council (an oligarchy) and tax collectors (city police) to force you to pay for his majesty’s protection.

The American Heritage Dictionary defines the term “Trustee” as follows:

  1. Law. One, such as a bank, that holds legal title to property in order to administer it for a beneficiary.
  1. A member of a board elected or appointed to direct the funds and policy of an institution.
  1. A country responsible for supervising a trust territory.

Webster’s Dictionary defines an “Institution” as such:

1: an act of instituting: establishment

2 a: a significant practice, relationship, or organization in a society or culture ‘the institution of marriage’. also : something or someone firmly associated with a place or thing ‘she has become an institution in the theater’

2 b: an established organization or corporation (as a bank or university) especially of a public character; also : asylum

Once this Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement Service Area (SLVLEA) was formed, the council then granted themselves the authority to arbitrarily create and charge each land, home, and business owner within their newly created “special financing district”, without the vote or consent of the people who now would be forced into participation within said mandatory “law enforcement service area”, a mandatory fee for police protection by the Unified Police Department.

Service… at the point of a gun.

But remember, this now mandatory “police protection” before January 1, 2010, was paid for by taxes and provided for by the Sheriff’s Department of Salt Lake County. But once that office taken over by a criminal cabal and was dissolved, the law of the land was not there to protect its people from this type of tyranny of government, and a traitorous elected Sheriff literally sold his soul and that of his people to the Federal Government… for profit.

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The Police Protection Fee
Pay It, Or Loose Your Home

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It is important to understand this concept. Our police, our Unified Police Department, is now a business. A business – a corporation – must make a profit to be soluble. A corporation is always designed to make a profit, even in a so-called a non-profit structure. Therefore the Sheriff, as CEO of the UPD Corporation, has been catapulted into a position that now directly conflicts with the lawful purposes for which the voters elected him into office. As the corporate president of this police corporation, he must ensure a profit is made for the company. Therefore, the people of the county will suffer the consequences of their Sheriffs conflict of interest. The result?

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – Salt Lake City drivers beware!  Police are now patrolling these streets with a new need to write tickets, or face being written up for not doing their jobs.

“…What we are asking, is for officers to be accountable for their time,” says Sgt. Shawn Josephson, Salt Lake City Police.

A spokesperson for the department tells ABC 4, Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank says he’s recently stumbled upon patrol officers within the department who haven’t written one traffic citation in a year.  So, he’s writing a new rule requiring every cop to write at least one ticket per week, or they’ll be questioned.

We’ve got goals we set as a department so we can make sure the officers are out there working,” says Sgt. Josephson…

Officers say that’s the number one complaint they get from people upset about fast moving cars flying through their neighborhoods.  But now, cops are going to be ready for them.  But the thought of getting slapped with a ticket, is not pleasing to those driving the streets of Salt Lake City.

Chief Burbank will not say what will happen to officers who do not meet this requirement.  On average, Salt Lake City 200 patrol officers write between 10 and 20 tickets a day.

(Source link: http://www.abc4.com/content/news/slc/story/Officers-required-to-write-more-tickets/EASmUKNoqU-Vc5cFBAWYZQ.cspx)

Here is a comment posted to the site from a concerned citizen:

The SLPD states via an interview in your broadcast, that the upgraded ticket-writing demand of its officers is to demonstrate to the PD and public that ‘OUR’ officers are doing their jobs. THAT’S BULL!!! PROOF: SLPD and ALL local city police cars have a nifty GPS puck attached to all vehicles. These ‘GPS pucks’ are tracked by FATPOT, SPILLMAN or comparable software. Each police, fire, ambulance and many/MOST other local-government operated vehicles are TRACKED 24/7 with recordings SAVED to computer hard-disks for months and years! The vehicle’s location is placed on maps in very real-time! 

But tickets are the least of the people’s worries. For the real dirty little secret of the Unified Police District and its special district “SLVLESA” is much, much worse…

In March of 2010, the SLVLESA council sent out to each of the land, home, and business owners within this unincorporated part of Salt Lake County a letter of demand. This perversely friendly and polite letter stated that:

“We know you’re not going to be happy getting this letter or the bill in this envelope. It’s never easy paying a new fee or tax. And with the poor economy, the timing is especially inconvenient.

As leaders in Salt Lake County government, we’d much prefer to be writing you about a new service, but we also have a duty to keep our community safe. And that’s what this fee is about – preserving the safety and security that our families and businesses need to thrive.

Unfortunately, the national economic recession has hurt the budget of Salt Lake County, just like it’s hurt the pocketbooks of everyone in our community. Because sales tax revenues are down 30%, the fund that pays for law enforcement in the unincorporated areas of Salt Lake County faces a $13 million short fall.

We tried to close the gap with budget cuts. In fact, we cut the budget for non-police services (sidewalk and road repairs, animal services, and snow removal) by 26%. And we reduced the law enforcement budget by 7%. However, these cuts didn’t fill the gap.

In order to avoid a new fee or raising taxes, we would have had to lay off 60% of the police officers serving the unincorporated County. We just weren’t willing to sacrifice the safety of our community, so we instituted this new fee.

You should know that the creation of the Unified Police Department had nothing to do with the creation of this fee. As mentioned earlier, the police budget for the unincorporated county is actually less than what it was last year.

We chose the fee over a property tax increase, not because it sounds better, but because the fee is more transparent and flexible. All of the proceeds go to law enforcement, and we have the flexibility to reduce or eliminate the fee as the economy improves. The fee also allows us to broaden the tax base and charge more to businesses that put a greater burden on law enforcement. We think that’s only fair.

You may have seen some news reports about a franchise tax that might replace this fee. People in cities around Salt Lake County already pay these fees on gas, electric, cable, and telephone bills. However, even if the legislature makes this change, it may not take effect until next year, so we will still need to collect this police fee until an alternative funding source is in place.

We know this is a difficult fee to require you to pay. But, we’re all in this together. Without these funds, we wont be able to afford the police services that keep us safe.

Sincerely,

Jim Bradley

SLVLESA Chair

Salt Lake County Councilman.

Now, keeping in mind that even though the Sheriff’s Department was dissolved, the same old taxes are still being collected – the second portion of this “courtesy” letter is in the form of a payment stub, or a statement of mandatory fees due. It states:

The annual fee may be paid in full, or paid in three equal installments during the year. If you pay your account in full for 2010, you will not receive another statement until next year. If you pay only the currently due installment, you will continue to receive statements until paid in full. Please see the reverse side for additional details about your payment options, the police fee, and the SLVLESA. Additional information can be found at www.slvlesa.org.

Your total Police Fee is: $174.00

A late penalty charge of $5.80 will apply if paid after 4/1/2010. Postmarks are not accepted. Electronic payments will be accepted soon. Visit www.slvlesa.org for current information.

NBS currently administers the billing for the SLVLESA. Requests for information regarding your fee, billing amount or payment should be directed to Property Owner Services of NBS at (888) 4-SLVLESA (888-475-8537)


Now the reason that this pathetically apologetic yet demanding letter sounds like a typical, poorly written service notice from one of your utility or cable/Internet companies, is because for all intents and purposes, that is exactly what the SLVLESA is. This “special district service area” is the private servicing, fund raising, and money collection corporate agency for the Unified Police Department Corporation, with the Sheriff of the County acting as the appointed CEO of that mother company.

Also notice here that the website for this “Special Financing District” is not a government website (.gov), and instead ends with the extension (.org), which any organization, private corporation, or individual can obtain.

And just to add insult to injury, Councilman Bradley tells us that the already economically stricken home and business owners in the police-state County of Salt Lake must pay this “police protection fee” despite the fact that the county has already cut more than ¼ of the services that they already pay for with their hard earned tax dollars, and after exclaiming that the police budget was already cut by 7%.

Then, a few months after the first child-like letter was written to the residents and business owners of the unincorporated areas within the Salt Lake County, a new letter appeared in the mailboxes of those who had not responded to the first letter.

This now threatening letter of demand stated:

To Date, the majority of homeowners in unincorporated Salt Lake County have paid their law enforcement district fee. However, there are a number of residents that have not. The fee is necessary to keep our neighborhoods safe, and the fee is mandatory. All residents are required to pay their fair share.

More than 33,000 of your fellow residents in the unincorporated County have already paid the first bill they received from the Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement Service Area.

Unfortunately, we have not received your payment.

We do want to give you the benefit of the doubt. This is a new fee, and we understand there may still be some confusion regarding your responsibility to pay it. You may have even accidentally discarded your first bill.

Regardless of the reason you haven’t paid, the Board of the Service Area has instituted a grace period on late penalties that normally would have been charged. Late penalties will be waived so long as we receive your payment for the amount due, on the enclosed statement, by July 1st (2010).

For your convenience, we are also now accepting payment via credit cards, online, at www.slvlesa.org.

Note: This is not convenient in any way to the home or business owner! The convenience comes to the UPD, in the form of private corporation in California handling all the billing and paperwork to collect an unlawful tax for a few corrupt council members and a CEO Sheriff! And when we add the mailing costs and profits of this California company, we have a complete waste of taxpayer money into a private out-of-state corporation.

The letter continues:

If we have not received your payment by July 1st, your debt will be reported to the County Treasurer’s office for certification. This is the first step to a lien being placed on your property.

We hope it never gets that far. We do not want to take any of these actions. However, in fairness to all those who have paid the fee, we must take action to ensure everyone is held to the same standard.

If you have already paid your first bill and believe you are receiving this letter in error, please call (801) 468-2342.

Sincerely,

Jim Bradley
Board Chair

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You may pay option 1 (remaining annual), or Option 2 (currently due) amount shown below on the Amount Due line. If you pay your account in full, you will not receive another statement until next year. If you pay only the currently due amount, you will receive another statement in early September. Please see the reverse side for additional details about your payment options, the police fee, and the Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement Service Area (SLVLESA). Additional information can be found at www.slvlesa.org.

Your 2010 Police Fee is: $174.00

Amount Due: $116.00

A late penalty charge of $11.60 will apply if paid after 7/1/10. Postmarks are not accepted.

Credit cards will be accepted starting June 1, 2010. Visit www.slvlesa.org to pay online.

The Board has waived late penalties through July 1, 2010.

So the stakes just went up in a big way for the 10’s of thousands of home and business owners in the unincorporated areas of the county. Now, if they don’t pay the “protection fee”, their home will be collateral for the fee, and the SLVLESA will take that home to cover the fee. And business owners will lose their business license, making it impossible to legally do business in the state of Utah!

Houston… we have a problem.

To make matters worse, the “police protection” that this fee is supposed to cover is not for your elected county Sheriff and his lawfully appointed deputies. But instead, it is for a private mercenary security force, that have been described by the people living in these unincorporated areas as “militant, strong, scary, and some have tattoos all the way down to their wrists“. Some residents have even stated that they would feel more safe without these thugs for hire hanging around at their quickie marts.

That takes us up to September, 2010. A new bill was drafted by the private California company on behalf of the Unified Police District, the County Council, and the Elected Sheriff and unelected CEO of the UPD:

2010 Police Fee Statement – Billing Cycle 3

Option 1 (shown below) is the only amount due. Amounts delinquent from prior installment periods, including late penalties, have been reported to Salt Lake County as delinquent. Such delinquent amounts, totaling $127.60, will be included on your 2010 property tax bill. Please see the reverse side for additional details…

Balance due: $54.25

Credit cards are now accepted.

A late penalty of $5.80 will apply if paid after 10/1/2010

Final statement for 2010.

*The County Council and Mayor voted to extend a credit as sales tax revenues were slightly higher than projected.

Now, in September, we see that anyone who did not pay their gangland style protection fee is now subject to a lien on their home through a property tax levy, meaning that now all supposedly free people who falsely believe that they own their home and property, even if it is free and clear of all debts and liens, must pay extortion money to the Unified Police Department or they run the risk of having their home and property stolen from them by their county police department, the one that is supposed to be protecting them from theft!

The County Council, including the Mayor and the Sheriff, now have the ability to take your home if you do not pay the a fee to protect you.

Hopefully, the delicious irony of this whole situation is not lost on you who are reading this.

And finally, we come to February of 2011, where we see the billing cycle start fresh for the new year of forced “police protection”.

With no poorly-writen apology to accompany it this time in 2011, a new year’s cycle and a new bill has been sent out to the enslaved occupants of the unincorporated areas of Salt Lake County, that have now been forced to participate in the Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement Service Area:

2011 Police Fee Statement – Billing Cycle 1

You may pay the Option 1 (remaining balance), or Option 2 (installments currently due) amount shown on the Amount Due line. If you pay Option 1, you will not receive another statement until next year. If you pay only Option 2, you will receive another statement in April…

OPTION 1
2011 Police Fee: $162.00
Delinquencies: $63.80
Adjustments/Credits**: ($6.75)
Amount Due: $219.05

**The County Council voted to extend a credit, included here.

To view scanned images of these letters, please visit and explore this site: http://oooorgle.com/BeyondTheCorral/?p=8512

Now, it is important to understand what has happened here. The person to which these letters and bills were sent has not in any way acknowledged or offered his participation or support of this action taken by the county. He, nor any of his neighbors, did not vote to implement this corporate police force, this special district run by a foreign (out-of-state) corporation, or this police protection fee. It was not wanted or needed for him to feel safe and secure in his home. The only thing he fears at this point is that the county of Salt Lake, led by the very elected Sheriff who is supposed to protect his rights of property and freedom, will soon claim that they have ownership of his land and property and will confiscate (steal) that home and land he worked so hard to obtain from under his feet.

Is this what the Sheriff is supposed to be? A mafia leader that takes peoples property as a matter of force? A protectorate of tyranny and corruption? A Chief Executive Officer of a private police force that takes peoples property by the unconstitutional legal corporate codes that they voted in without the people’s consent?

Yes. Yes. And yes. This is the new Salt Lake County. And it isn’t the first bunch of suckers to fall prey to this federalization and privatization scheme. Do you know if you still have a Sheriff’s Department? Do you know which government entities within your county have become “Special Financing Districts”?

While we have just covered the police in Salt Lake County, we also have a Unified Fire Department, now run in the same manner as the UPD. And I just recently found out that my Sewer District, named the “South Valley Sewer District” is also a special district. When  questioning the receptionist as to why a lien had been put on a certain property by the Treasurer on behalf of the Sewer District, she informed me that we do not have a choice of whether we want to pay the $20.00 or so fee for the already-built-before-this-special-district-came-along sewer system. The county, it turns out, is involved in many of these types of revenue building un-voted upon districts, and the same liens and confiscation of property policies are in effect for each one.

Again, this is the definition of service at the barrel of a gun!

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Addendum:

-The Big Lie-
Is The County Indeed Broke?

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Once again, Councilman Bradley tells us in his first poorly constructed letter/bill that the home and business owners in the County of Salt Lake must pay this “police protection fee” despite the fact that the county has already cut more than ¼ of the services that they already pay for with their hard earned tax dollars, and after exclaiming that the police budget was already cut by 7%.

The stated causality of all of these budget cuts and the sudden necessity to create a fictional district and charge protection money for police services? Even as these same police drive around no doubt federally funded shiny new supped-up gas-guzzling Dodge Chargers and SUV’s, militantly armored in new black uniforms straight out of Pink Floyd’s The Wall ???

Why, “the national economic recession”, of course… Low tax, not enough property tax, and a general economic slump.

Well… I for one did not believe that excuse. You see, I just so happen to know where to look to verify whether or not a corporate government structure like “Salt Lake County”, the “Salt Lake City Corporation”, the “Draper City Corporation”, and all other private corporate “governments” in the United States are indeed telling the truth about their downtrodden economic financial circumstances.

Every government (all private corporations) by federal law must file a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for each fiscal year of business. This report, the CAFR, is the full accounting of what that government is holding (taxes, investments and the returns on those investments, funds, bonds, etc…), as well as what it spent, saved, invested in, purchased (real estate), and transferred into other funds and state or federal governments.

Salt Lake County’s most recent CAFR, for its business year ending December 31, 2009 reveals quite a different story than what our befuddling and grammatically challenged councilman Jim Bradley stated in his diabolical letter. Let’s just examine a few areas where Salt Lake County is hiding, or at least not reporting to the public in its purposefully limited general budgetary statements, more than enough money to pay for police services and beyond!

Remember, this is only the county, and not the individual cities, which each have thier own CAFR’s.

On page 16 of this revealing comprehensive annual financial report, Salt Lake County Auditor Jeff Hatch, along with the Director of Accounting and Operations, Stephen G. Spencer write in the “Manager’s Discussion and Analysis”, under the “Financial Highlights section”, that:

“The County’s government-wide net assets (the amount by which assets exceed liabilities) as of December 31, 2009 were $897.3 million.” 

“The portion of net assets which represents the amount the County can use to meet ongoing financial obligations is the unrestricted net assets.  This amount was $82.7 million at December 31, 2009, a decrease of $5.9 million from the end of 2008.  This decrease is explained generally by the economic decline.” –So, the County had $82.7 million in cash and liquid or sellable assets with no restrictions it could have spent on the “deficit” and on the Police, but did not—

On page 20, under the section entitled “Significant changes in expenses”, it states:

“Combined sales taxes and transient room taxes decreased $13.0 million compared to 2008 due primarily to declining taxable sales and decreased tourism, both coming as a result of the general economic downturn.”

However…

Property taxes increased $5.8 million or 3.1% compared to 2008…” -meaning that our dear County Council and the SLVLESA either lied to the people of Salt Lake County, or is just more corrupt than anyone can imagine.

And…

“Government-wide expenses overall were $31.6 million less than the prior year.  This represents a 5.5% decrease compared to 2008.”

And…

“Public works expenses decreased approximately $5.0 million.  Due to shrinking budgets, less funding was available to maintain roads, plow snow, etc.  Therefore, actual expenses had to be reduced to adjust to budget cuts.”

And…

Interest on long-term debt decreased $2.3 million (13.4% less than 2008 expense) primarily because certain bonds were recently paid off…”

Therefore, when Councilman Bradley stated in his original letter that sales tax revenues were down for 2009/2010, he may have (purposely) forgot to disclose the above-mentioned facts, which quite belittle this fearful but well-played talking point used in his letter of demand to the people of the unincorporated county, now labeled the SLVLESA, for payment of a police “protection fee”.

But these are just small inconsequential potatoes when we realize what other wealth the County is hiding from us…

On page 23, as stated within the “Financial Analysis of Salt Lake County Funds” section, it states:

“As of December 31, 2009, aggregated fund balances of all governmental funds were $270.5 million, which is a $27.8 million increase over the prior year…”

“Approximately 57.3% (or $154.9 million) of the aggregated fund balances is unrestricted and undesignated, which represents $54.0 million of the General Fund equity which is available for appropriation by the County Council at its discretion, and $56.2 million in capital projects funds and $44.7 million in special revenue funds assigned for fund purposes.”

“As compared to 2008, the undesignated fund balance of the General Fund increased 37.5%, or $8.5 million.  In general, this increase occurred as a natural consequence of the budget plan.  Namely, the governing body determined the General Fund equity should be built up during 2009 so the minimum reserve policy could be preserved.  So, the budget was structured to achieve that goal.  This plan included substantial budget reductions and one-time transfers in.”

On page 52, we can see that Salt Lake County has some money socked away in the “Utah Public Treasurers’ Investment Fund (PTIF)” to the tune of $303,803,493.00 as of December 31, 2009.

This fund is described in the CAFR as:

A voluntary external local government investment pool managed by the Utah State Treasurer to improve investment efficiency and yield.  These monies are invested in securities permitted by the (Utah Money Management) Act and contain no withdrawal restrictions other than timely notice of intent to withdraw an amount greater than $2 million.  Investment activity of the State Treasurer in the management of the PTIF is reviewed monthly by the Council and is audited by the Utah State Auditor.  Monies invested in this fund are not insured and are subject to the same market risks as any similar investment in money market funds.”

To add even more insult to our community’s economic pain, it states:

Government and agency securities include long-term loans issued by the Agency for International Development which are registered and fully guaranteed by the Federal government.

And, so instead of using that money to benefit the people of Salt Lake County or even the State of Utah, it is invested in federal:

“…certificates of deposit, U.S. Treasury obligations, U.S. agency issues, high-grade commercial paper, banker’s acceptances, repurchase agreements, corporate bonds, money market mutual funds, and obligations of governmental entities within the state of Utah (meaning obligations to the Fed and other private corporations).”

And much of it is invested For “International Development”, leaving us poor tax-strapped Utahans out in the cold.

In fact, on page 152 it reports the total (on balance sheet) governmental fund balance totals since the year 2000 (not including funds like the above mentioned Public Treasurers’ Investment Fund (PTIF) listed above, as this is not a designated government operational fund, just an extra risky, barely legal investment fund). This is a good look at how governments continue to grow their power and wealth base over time, and why you should always look at what government totals are for a period of many years or decades, and not just one year (Note: these are just governmental funds, not all funds).

This chart shows that:

1) End of fiscal year 2000 fund balances totaled over $20 million for the general fund, and almost $80 million for all other governmental funds combined.

2) End of fiscal year 2005 fund balances totaled over $47.5 million for the general fund, and almost $179 million for all other governmental funds combined.

3) End of fiscal year 2009 fund balances totaled over $36.2 million for the general fund, and almost $235 million for all other governmental funds combined.

4) The actual portion of these fund totals as of fiscal year 2009 ending December 31 of 2009, again listed as unreserved (not appropriated/apportioned for anything specific in the future) for all of these funds is listed at $190,731,914.

So, not including the $303.8 million from the State Treasurers Investment Fund above as well as other listed investments, Salt Lake County has more than $190 million dollars that could have been spent on the budgetary obligations of the county, like police, schools… (and how about those ever-expanding potholes?) – but are instead sitting in a multiple funds being invested and building wealth – not for the people, but for the corporate government called Salt Lake County, its Council, its Sheriff, and its Mayor. Instead, taxes are raised, fees are charged, and necessary public services – including school and police services – are cut to the extreme!

And yet even trickier ways of hiding money and assets can be found hidden within the comprehensive annual financial reports, as we can see on page 64, where it states:

8.6 Defeased Bonds—In prior years, the County defeased certain general obligation and lease revenue bonds by placing the proceeds of the new refunding bonds in an irrevocable trust escrow account to provide for future debt service payments on the old bonds. Accordingly, the trust account assets and the liability for the defeased bonds are not included in the statement of net assets. At December 31, 2009, $152,500,000 general obligation and lease revenue bonds outstanding are considered defeased.”

That’s another $152.5 million dollars we can add to the list of hidden of “off-balance sheet” assets not reported to the people of the county on the taxpayer budget.

And so the moral of the story is that the County of Salt Lake and that of the 99.9% of governments across the nation are not losing, but rather gaining money hand over fist each year, but not reporting this to its people in any comprehensible way, except on this comprehensive annual financial reporting system which is not discussed in any open or candid way with the public, ever. Instead, the people get the taxpayer budget report, accounting for tax in and tax and deficit out, never mentioning these hidden funds and investments; knowing that Americans have been dumbed down by design to never even imagine that this shell game and massive theft of taxpayer money, land, and corporate takeover and governance can possibly be taking place right under our noses.

And these “Special Financing Districts” are being set up all over the country as well, unnecessarily double-taxing the people within, and using their land and property as collateral without even their slightest comprehension.

I have now given you this information, even with the fear of retaliation from my police-state, my corporate CEO Sheriff Winder, his private police force, the Mayors of each city and the County, and the County Council – who are all involved in this scheme.

Remember, the mayors of each city are on the board of directors of this UPD, along with the County Council and the Mayor, as stated above, “The new department (UPD) will be run by mayors of participating cities.” It is also rumored (from a reputable inside anonymous source) that the mayors of each city and the county mayor are meeting monthly, all together, at a different undisclosed private location each month, the knowledge of which is kept secret from the public.

This is organized crime… a well-oiled machine of corruption.

And this is not at all dissimilar to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which now that we understand the above information, could really be considered the ultimate in “Special Financing Districts”, covering the whole district of the United States, and taking the homes and property of millions of Americans for not paying what they also call a mandatory un-apportioned tax!

And for all of this, I am calling for an immediate recall and subsequent arrest and imprisonment by Grand Jury indictment of all parties involved, for the reinstatement of the lawful and constitutional Sheriff’s Department, and a reaffirmation of its lawful, constitutional purpose in Salt Lake County and the state by new law.

I am hopeful that the few elected lawful and constitutional Sheriff’s of other counties left in Utah, to which I will be sending this information, will rise up at their Sheriff’s Association meetings and commit to supporting those like me who wish to resolve this situation in the lawful manner described above, as well as helping to disseminate this information nationally to all law enforcement and military outfits, but especially to our still lawful Sheriffs. And I am hopeful that they will be supportive of a law that will never allow this type of corruption to happen again.

And now, if you have gotten this far, I am asking you who are reading this to please pass this information on, with the author’s (my) permission, to be posted, edited, re-written, and placed in any publication, newspaper, or website. I only ask that my name also be submitted as the original writer and researcher of this article, without any compensation or contract required.

This is too important to be shelved. Copyrights and credits be damned, for we are in serious collective trouble as a people. And this police-state tyranny, if it hasn’t already, is coming to a county near you.

Please stand up for your rights, and play this forward…

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Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

 

 

 

 

Government’s Conflict Of Interest


As I was going through my emails, I got yet another request from someone who wanted me to sign a petition to send to my political “representative” in office, asking politely to stop funding big oil companies. I sighed in disillusionment, trying to think of a way to make people understand that this form of political action is absolutely useless in a corporate government.

I am so saddened as of late that these types of “petitions” are the focus of so much wasted energy. Writing, calling, and even worse… emailing your “representative” in this kind of futile effort is the worst part of our mutually controlled opposition. The sense of satisfaction and patriotism that is felt by these actions is indeed exactly the desired effect of these actions. They accomplish nothing, and yet makes whole groups feel a sense of accomplishment. A petition has NO legal jurisdiction. A letter is scanned and then filed in the trash, while emails are dumped into a folder on a digital archive never to be seen again.

What a game we play – pawns moving around exactly as we are lead, never changing anything, begging our masters to do what’s right and to start representing us. It’s pathetic!

Don’t you understand? The government owns Exxon Mobile. It has controlling stock interest in the company. It owns British Petroleum, Chevron, and any other petroleum based companies you can think of. If it didn’t have a major or controlling financial interest in BP, that gulf oil spill would have been immediately cleaned up! It wouldn’t have cost the government anything to force this corporation to clean up its mess.

Don’t you Understand? Of course the government gives billions and billions in R&D grants to Pharmaceuticals and medical companies. Government owns those as well, both national and international. It hands these subsidies to these companies because it is profitable for government!!! It must do this to justify its tax collections.

Don’t you understand? They wont stop giving their own profitable businesses subsidies (taxpayer money) just because you say pretty please. They wont stop making a profit to save a few square miles of farmland or housing. And they certainly wont change anything just because a bunch of pussified patriots sign a piece of paper demanding it.

And so, I have compiled this list of just the New York State Retirement Fund’s holdings in Pharmaceuticals, oil companies, the media, and other industries. This is only one out of over 200,000 governments, Federal, state, and local. And if just one single government owns this much in these companies, the answers to the following questions should be as clear as day… government owns and profits from these corporations, and passes the laws which regulate them and to guarantee those profits, regardless of what the public wants. The answer to all questions is simple… it’s just business.

Why are pharmaceuticals and medical companies out of control and killing people? Why is cancer the number one most profitable business, despite proven cures? Why are vaccines soon to be mandatory without one shred of evidence as to them being medically sound? Why are banks allowed to charge practically unlimited interest despite usury laws? Why are banks allowed to foreclose on millions and millions of homes? Why are banks allowed to ignore state laws in lieu of federal laws? Why are products made in China all over the stinking place? Why are dangerous and poisonous products being imported into America? Why is the American market so saturated with foreign products? Why was Exxon and BP not required to clean up their historical oil spills? Why is oil still being used when such vast and wonderful alternatives are all around us? Why is the media lying and misinforming us at every turn, supporting government in every way?

All of these questions are answered by this simple realization…

Government owns it all!!!

Government is in a direct conflict of interest by being major majority shareholder (owner) of all significant corporations, both foreign and domestic.

The following is the New York Pension System holdings in major corporations around the world in 2009. This incomplete list and a 2010 list can be downloaded here:

http://www.osc.state.ny.us/retire/about_us/annual_report_2010/index.php

I challenge you to find a company this government doesn’t own stock in!

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Company                                   # of shares            Market Value 2009

–Oil and Energy–

Exxon Mobil Corp                           18,125,534              1,234,348,865
Chevron Corp                                    7,698,784                  517,666,219
ConocoPhillips                                 6,003,030                 235,078,655
Schlumberger Ltd                            4,624,733                  187,856,654
BP plc – Sponsored ADR                   202,055                      8,102,406
Royal Dutch Shell plc – A                1,816,523                   40,904,335
Royal Dutch Shell plc – A               2,842,162                   63,886,007
Royal Dutch Shell plc – A                    84,900                      3,761,070
Royal Dutch Shell plc – B                     35,812                       1,561,761
Royal Dutch Shell plc – B                1,553,412                   34,088,987
American Electric Power Co Inc    1,785,207                   45,094,329
PG&E Corp                                         1,249,975                    47,774,045
Questar Corp                                        802,950                   23,630,819
Occidental Petroleum Corp             2,913,414                  162,131,489
Walter Energy Inc                                188,400                    4,308,708
Rio Tinto Ltd                                         136,488                     5,364,638
Rio Tinto plc                                          352,517                    11,874,086
Praxair Inc                                           1,153,745                   77,635,501
Marathon Oil Corp                           2,683,221                   70,541,880
Southwest Gas Corp                            129,220                     2,722,665
Southwestern Energy Company    1,532,452                   45,498,500
National Oilwell Varco Inc             1,757,094                   50,446,169
National Fuel Gas Company             290,140                     8,898,594
Murphy Oil Corp                                 849,129                    38,015,505
Petro-Canada                                        315,730                     8,499,603
Petro-Canada                                         49,900                      1,326,342
Petrohawk Energy Corp                       60,100                       1,155,723
Petrol Ofisi A.S.                                   268,128                          612,205
Petroleo Brasileiro – ADR                     2,330                            70,995
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. – ADR          88,940                      2,179,030
El Paso Corp                                     2,900,913                    18,130,706
El Paso Electric Company                 104,540                      1,472,969
Petroleum Development Corp            32,465                         383,412
Petroplus Holdings AG                       118,882                     1,673,894
Petroquest Energy Inc                         88,900                         213,360
FirstEnergy Corp                               1,146,792                   44,266,171
Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc         324,678                  20,409,259
Frontier Oil Corp                                  721,302                     9,225,453
Forest Laboratories Inc                   1,580,235                   34,701,961
Forest Oil Corp                                     367,300                    4,829,995
Gulfmark Offshore Inc                         28,900                        689,554
Gulfport Energy Corp                            11,000                          25,520
Gas Natural SDG                                   116,361                     1,589,728
OGE Energy Corp                                385,853                      9,191,018
Oil & Natural Gas Corp Ltd                547,011                      8,411,905
Oil Search Ltd                                    2,186,952                    7,992,540
Cairn Energy plc                                   475,999                  14,839,441
Oil States International Inc               188,040                    2,523,497
Electricite De France (EDF)              505,068                  19,805,545
Gaz De France                                       863,514                  29,636,703
Scottish & Southern Energy plc          511,473                    8,130,299
Tokyo Electric Power Company         359,150                    8,945,115
Tokyo Electron Ltd                               363,650                  13,401,701
Tokyo Gas Company                         2,375,746                    8,298,394
China Petroleum Chemical             3,982,000                   2,548,480
China Power Int Dvlp Ltd               6,012,000                     1,194,643
China Coal Energy Company             416,000                       307,035
China Oilfield Services                        212,000                        167,685
China Shenhua Energy Co                  341,000                       768,240
Chiyoda Chemical Engineering         935,400                    4,962,535
Chubu Electric Power Co Inc              241,917                     5,314,973
Shanghai Electric Grp Co Ltd      12,052,000                    3,467,866
Shinsei Bank Ltd                               1,450,154                      1,453,531
Nissan Chemical Industries Ltd          41,500                        344,958
China Coal Energy Company – H     416,000                        307,035
Hong Kong & China Gas Co Ltd    5,485,330                     8,649,127
Hong Kong Electric Holds Ltd      3,200,500                   18,996,516
Mitsubishi Electric Corp                 3,036,548                   13,557,939
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical CO Inc          4,000                          17,009

–Automobile Industry–

General Motors Corp                       1,869,290                    3,626,423
Ford Motor Company                      7,547,012                   19,848,642
Toyota Motor Company                  1,764,412                    55,735,197
Toyota Industries Corp                       177,163                      3,757,786
Toyota Tsusho Corp                           143,200                       1,371,542
Honda Motor – ADR                         188,000                     4,455,600
Honda Motor Company                 1,297,926                    30,421,167
Mazda Motor Corp                             715,000                       1,187,203
Nissan Motors Japanese Ord       4,282,864                     15,176,697
Mitsubishi Corp                                  859,769                     11,185,615
Mitsubishi Motors Corp                    271,000                         342,969
Hyundai Motor Company Ltd           30,860                      1,238,193
Volvo AB – A Shares                             81,950                         434,170
Volvo AB – B Shares                           183,135                         968,031
Volkswagen AG                                     21,483                     6,560,285
Volkswagen AG – Preferred               16,006                         921,026
Harley-Davidson Inc                          796,512                   10,665,296
Yamaha Corp                                         42,813                         414,823
Yamaha Motor Company Ltd          184,000                     1,630,050
CarMax Inc                                       1,128,900                    14,043,516
Advance Auto Parts Inc                    492,883                   20,247,634

–Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare–

Abbott Laboratories                      5,864,256                  279,725,011
Baxter International Inc               2,975,728                  152,416,788
Bayer AG                                             799,730                   38,861,936
Pfizer Inc                                      26,880,813                  366,116,673
Eli Lilly & Company                     3,904,933                  130,463,812
Merck & Company Inc                  7,814,727                 209,043,947
Merck KGaA                                       159,294                    14,041,129
Teva Pharmaceutical Ind Ltd         613,430                   27,635,022
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 8,358,967                 183,228,557
Metlife Inc                                        3,135,011                   71,384,200
Colgate-Palmolive Company        1,968,159                 116,082,018
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co              8,358,967                 183,228,557
Roche Holding AG – Genuss          930,152                   127,777,796
Roche Holdings Ltd – ADR              49,000                      1,682,807
Gilead Sciences Inc                       3,936,647                 182,345,489
Glaxosmithkline plc                      6,465,941                 100,789,027
Glaxosmithkline plc – ADR              32,400                     1,006,668
Novartis AG – ADR                           145,280                     5,495,942
Novartis AG – Regular                 2,664,079                 100,935,336
Noven Pharmaceuticals Inc            452,987                      4,294,317
Amgen Inc                                       4,272,238                  211,561,226
Sanofi-Aventis                                2,421,930                 136,276,979
Sanofi-Aventis – ADR                        81,400                     2,273,502
Astrazeneca                                          22,055                         773,644
Astrazeneca plc                               1,833,135                   64,400,614
Astrazeneca plc – Spons. ADR         123,711                      4,385,555
3M Company                                   2,536,317                  126,105,681
UnitedHealth Group Inc              4,777,620                   99,995,587
Tenet Healthcare Corp                 2,636,132                      3,057,913
Pharmaceutical Prod Dvlpmt Inc  678,871                    16,102,820
Pharmerica Corp                                 98,534                      1,639,606
Humana Inc                                       930,895                   24,277,742
St Jude Medical Inc                        1,575,296                  57,230,504
AMN Healthcare Services                125,274                        638,897
American Medical Sys Holds. Inc  259,590                    2,894,429
American Physicians Capital Inc     26,420                     1,081,106
Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc          470,779                   14,645,935
RehabCare Group Inc                         92,232                    1,608,526
Reinsurance Grp of America Inc    522,133                   16,911,888
Univ Health Serv Inc – Class B       203,950                    7,819,443
Basilea Pharmaceutica                       48,480                    3,027,202
Savient Pharmaceuticals Inc             91,058                        450,737
Nationwide Health Propts Inc        375,204                    8,325,777
National Health Investors Inc           12,700                        341,249
Natus Medical Inc                                77,400                       658,674
Chugai Pharmaceutical Co Ltd       290,158                    4,876,605
Shire Pharmaceuticals Group         277,100                    9,958,974
Health Care Reit Inc                         393,735                  12,044,354
Health Mangmnt Asc Inc – Cls A   797,100                    2,056,518
Health Net Inc                                   409,340                    5,927,243
Healthcare Realty Trust Inc              28,015                        419,945
Healthcare Services Group Inc       194,790                    2,916,006
HealthSpring Inc                               309,519                    2,590,674
Healthways Inc                                  233,425                    2,047,137
MedCath Corp                                      41,245                        299,851
Medco Health Solutions Inc       2,204,279                   91,124,894
Medical Properties Trust Inc          125,700                       458,805
Mediceo Holdings Company Ltd     56,700                       603,338
Medicines Company                             5,400                         58,536
Medicis Pharma Corp – Class A    370,640                    4,584,817
Medtronic Inc                                4,208,522                124,025,143

–Banks and Investments–

Morgan Stanley                              4,301,770                   97,951,303
Goldman Sachs Group Inc/The   1,961,585                207,967,242
Goldman Sachs Ssga Em Mrkts  8,934,287                102,501,423
Wells Fargo & Company             16,257,120                 231,501,389
Bank of America Corp                 23,819,237                 162,447,196
Citigroup Inc                                 18,601,505                  47,061,808
Citigroup Inc Depository Shares    199,368                    3,046,343
American Express Company       4,249,664                  57,922,920
American Financial Group Inc       492,854                    7,910,307
Visa Inc – Class A                              390,400                 21,706,240
Mastercard Inc – Class A                 306,830                 51,387,888
Zions BanCorp                                   558,029                   5,485,425
Fifth Third Bancorp                       2,678,672                    7,821,722
Fannie Mae                                             6,000                           4,200
Freddie Mac                                            6,100                            4,636
Hartford Financ Serv Grp Inc      1,099,070                   8,627,700
Hudson City Bancorp Inc             2,946,851                 34,448,688
Western Union Company             2,656,147                  33,387,768
Siemens AG                                         757,252                  43,473,647
Experian Group Ltd                        1,034,174                    6,474,091
Equifax Inc                                           626,161                  15,309,636
Equinix Inc                                             13,800                       774,870
State Street Corp                             1,867,120                  57,469,954
People’s United Financial Inc      1,234,207                  22,178,700
Fidelity Nat Financial Inc – Cls A  839,867                  16,385,805
Fidelity Nat Info Services Inc          657,748                   11,971,014
Westpac Banking Corp                     298,305                   3,956,638
Axis Bank Ltd                                      191,458                     1,565,891
Discover Financial Services          1,874,548                  11,828,398
Softbank Corp                                 3,664,300                 46,596,748
Solera Holdings Inc                           556,652                  13,793,837
Signature Bank                                   210,333                    5,937,701
HSBC Holdings plc                        8,349,382                  47,271,967
HSBC Holdings plc                        1,389,200                    7,645,081
HSBC Holdings plc – Rights            893,766                   1,806,322
Royal Bank of Canada                       169,300                   4,949,214
Royal Bank of Scotland                 6,330,271                   2,223,006
Royal Bank of Scotland, Rights   6,427,941                                 -0-
Allied Irish Banks                            1,216,447                      969,046
National Australia Bank                1,406,252                 19,638,984
Aust & New Zealand Bank Group   701,045                    7,671,606
Commonwealth Bank of Australia    19,794                       477,637
National Bank of Canada                  161,300                    5,161,497
National Bank of Greece                  102,386                     1,551,051
Deutsche Bank AG – ADR                    9,800                      398,370
Deutsche Bank AG – Registered     654,969                26,888,105
Credit Suisse Group                        1,174,244                 35,793,762
Credit Suisse Group – Spons ADR         300                           9,147
Bank Montreal Quebec                     428,291                  11,230,235
Bank Mutual Corp                               94,860                       859,432
Bank of Baroda                                   542,734                   2,506,942
Bank of Communications             1,376,000                       955,210
Bank of Cyprus Ltd                              51,909                        157,826
Bank of East Asia                           2,605,019                    5,028,527
Bank of Hawaii Corp                         192,499                    6,348,617
Bank of India                                      934,270                   4,040,186
Bank of New York Mellon Corp  4,420,585                124,881,526
Credit Agricole S.A.                            311,625                    3,439,044
Credit Saison Company                       14,918                        144,241
Bank of Nova Scotia                          149,900                     3,701,779
First Bancorp Puerto Rico                143,010                       609,223
Bank Yokohama Ltd Japan Ord     903,100                    3,821,968
Hiroshima Bank Ltd/The                   13,000                         49,357
Bank of Kyoto Ltd/The                       73,000                       614,924
Osaka Gas Company Ltd               2,035,146                   6,346,309
Bank of China Ltd – H                   8,527,000                   2,827,663
Ind Comm Bank of China Ltd      4,464,000                   2,321,280
China Citic Bank – H                        484,000                       182,983
China Construction Bank – H      4,331,000                   2,458,890
China Merchants Bank – H             283,000                      494,428
Shizuoka Bank                                    183,000                    1,637,866
Shinsei Bank Ltd                             1,450,154                     1,453,531
Chiba Bank                                          176,500                       866,685
Cheung Kong (Holdings)              3,376,000                  29,077,161
Hang Seng Bank Ltd                         328,500                    3,308,313
Hanmi Financial Corp                        55,300                           71,890
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Grp     6,409,847                 30,890,829
Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Fin Co Ltd    1,600                          33,370
Bangkok Bank                                    554,400                      1,172,424
Bangkok Bank Public Co Ltd          446,200                         937,316
Siam Comm Bank Public Co Ltd    376,900                         579,192
Malayan Banking Berhad                802,525                         849,745
Malayan Banking Berhad – Rights  361,136                                 -0-
Blackrock Inc                                           7,135                         927,835
Blackstone Group Lp/The             1,289,215                     9,346,809
Zurich Financial Services                      9,387                     1,486,829
Aetna Inc                                           1,881,924                   45,787,211
Cincinnati Financial Corp                 736,150                   16,835,751
First American Corp                           496,770                  13,169,373
First Bancorp Puerto Rico                 143,010                       609,223
First Cash Financial Services Inc      48,800                       728,096
First Commonwealth Finan Corp   394,940                     3,503,118
First Financial – 144A GDR                 48,113                       444,083
First Financial Bancorp                        62,100                       591,813
First Financial Bankshares Inc           54,475                    2,624,061
First Financial Holding Company   978,455                        451,546
First Financial Holdings Inc               23,950                       183,218
First Horizon National Corp              766,191                  8,228,888
First Mercury Financial Corp            213,900                  3,088,716
First Midwest Bancorp Inc                280,825                   2,412,287
First Niagara Financial Group Inc   414,400                   4,516,960
First Potomac Realty Trust                  75,284                      553,337
First Quantum Minerals Ltd                 6,400                      180,583
First Solar Inc                                        39,400                   5,228,380
Discover Financial Services            1,874,548                 11,828,398

–The Media–

Walt Disney Company/The             7,975,404               144,833,337
News Corp – Class A                          7,746,798                 51,283,803
Time Warner Cable Inc                     1,476,825                 36,625,251
Time Warner Inc                               4,885,448                 94,289,152
CBS Corp – Class B                            3,518,760                 13,512,038
General Electric Company              39,551,471              399,865,372
Sony Corp                                                811,290                 16,411,435
Sony Financial Holdings Inc                         24                       63,906
Vivendi Universal                               2,414,568               63,876,002
Viacom Inc – Class B                         2,363,387                41,075,666
Discovery Commun Inc – Series A       79,244                  1,269,489
Discovery Commun Inc – Series C       78,831                   1,154,874
Marvel Entertainment Inc                    175,800                 4,667,490
Comcast Corp – Class A                   10,473,672             142,860,886
Comcast Corp – Special Class A            20,259                     260,733
DreamWorks Anim SKG Inc – A        285,700                  6,182,548
DISH Network Corp – Class A             475,200                 5,279,472
DIRECTV Group Inc/The                 2,048,939               46,695,320
Dolby Laboratories Inc – Class A         419,110                14,295,842
British Sky Broadcasting                   3,626,650               22,534,452
Deluxe Corp                                            263,202                  2,534,635
Warner Music Group Corp                     16,700                       39,245
Virgin Media Inc                                    280,696                  1,347,341
New York Times Company/The          356,178                  1,609,925
Cinemark Holdings Inc                         373,718                  3,509,212
Hitachi Ltd                                           5,368,600               14,458,313
Fujifilm Holdings Corp                         378,094                  8,134,553
Netflix Inc                                                225,586                  9,682,151
NETGEAR Inc                                           68,745                     828,377
Gamestop Corp – Class A                      913,536                25,597,279
Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc           74,000                    273,060
Tokyo Broadcasting System Hold Inc  18,900                     247,612

–Food and Beverage–

Monsanto Company                           2,280,249            189,488,692
General Mills Inc                                  1,369,515               68,311,408
H.J. Heinz Company                            1,255,221               41,497,606
Hershey Company/The                          609,148               21,167,893
ConAgra Foods Inc                               1,997,457               33,697,100
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc              865,369               14,633,390
Coca-Cola West Japan                               3,500                       55,847
Coca-Cola Amatil                                      42,075                     253,456
Coca-Cola Company/The                   7,633,116              335,475,448
Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc                  1,613,637                21,283,872
Pepsi Bottling Group Inc/The              756,262                16,743,641
PepsiAmericas Inc                                  349,239                 6,024,373
Pepsico Inc                                            6,512,462             335,261,544
Groupe Danone                                       231,868                11,285,823
Nutrisystem Inc                                        59,400                     847,638
AES Corp/The                                      2,510,794                14,587,713
Cracker Barrel Old Cntry Store Inc       50,067                  1,433,919
McDonald’s Corp                                4,406,583             240,467,234
Wendys/Arbys Group Inc – Class A 1,743,327                 8,768,935
Safeway Inc                                           2,981,340              60,193,255
Cosco Corp Singapore Ltd                    320,000                    172,609
Cosco Pacific Ltd                                  1,704,000                1,682,013
Smiths Group plc                                  1,327,512               12,729,661
Tesco                                                     12,932,819              61,803,212
Smithfield Foods Inc                              489,493                4,630,604
Smucker (J M) Company/The              545,201               20,319,641
Darden Restaurants Inc                         527,787               18,081,983
Yum! Brands Inc                                   2,110,315               57,991,456

–Telecom/Cellphone–

AT&T Inc                                             22,256,707            560,869,016
Verizon Communications Inc          10,831,468            327,110,334
Sprint Nextel Corp                                9,777,244             34,904,759
Motorola Inc                                          9,547,354             40,385,307
Qwest Communications Int Inc         4,735,734              16,196,210
Vodafone Group plc – Spons ADR        109,595                1,909,145
Vodafone Group plc New                 56,080,988            98,670,972
Samsung Electronics Company Ltd          4,489               1,843,305
Ericsson LM Tele Co – Spons ADR       126,820               1,025,974
Ericsson LM Tele Co – B Shares         7,402,571            60,439,750
Nokia Oyj                                               2,005,360             23,643,146
Nokia Oyj Corp – Sponsored ADR         151,200               1,764,504
Manitoba Telecom Services Inc              38,800                  985,304
Singapore Telecommun Ltd             23,712,699              39,463,971
France Telecom S.A.                             4,161,013              94,746,495
Deutsche Telekom AG – Registered 5,484,668             68,232,281
Tele Norte Leste Part – ADR                   770,711             10,666,640
Tele2 AB – B Shares                                   66,884                  562,268
Telecom Corp of New Zealand           3,833,489               4,988,558
Telecom Egypt                                          133,000                   350,087
Telecom Italia – RNC                           1,380,285                1,404,691
Telecom Italia S.p.A.                           11,019,457              14,206,248
Telecommunication Sys Inc – Class A  411,900                 3,777,123
Teleflex Inc                                                144,400                5,644,596
Telefonica S.A.                                      5,056,407            100,835,142
Telefonos De Mexico                            1,746,900                1,326,618
Telefonos De Mexico S.A. – ADR         294,600               4,430,784
Telekom Austria                                    1,067,724              16,160,836
Telekom Malaysia Berhad                   1,383,000               1,335,389
Telekomunikacja Polska S.A.                   48,243                   257,585
Telekomunikasi Tbk PT                       1,385,900                  905,543
Telemig Celular Participacoes – ADR       1,959                     69,819
Telenor ASA                                           3,379,464              19,269,466
Telephone & Data Systems Inc             392,880              10,415,249
Teletech Holdings Inc                             533,062               5,805,045
Television Francaise (T.F.1)                     42,095                  329,804
Teliasonera AB                                      1,050,823               5,033,396
Telkom South Africa                                  74,690                  828,501

–Other Corporations of Note–

Diebold Inc                                        234,830              5,013,621
Halliburton Company                          3,077,890              47,614,958
Raytheon Company                               1,727,827              67,281,583
Hewlett-Packard Company                9,304,769            298,310,894
Home Depot Inc/The                          7,208,920             169,842,155
Fedex Corp                                             1,230,967               54,765,722
Allstate Corp/The                                 2,187,843               41,897,193
Amazon.Com Inc                                   1,316,841              96,708,803
Macy’s Inc                                              1,568,938               13,963,548
Sears Holdings Corp                                213,759                 9,770,924
Procter & Gamble Company/The   10,837,108              510,319,416
Johnson & Johnson                           10,447,583             549,542,866
Du Pont (E I) De Nemours & Co       3,521,463               78,634,269
Dow Chemical Company/The          4,280,075                36,081,032
Dun & Bradstreet Corp/The                 207,093                15,946,161
Staples Inc                                              2,512,085               45,493,859
Alcoa Inc                                                  3,117,832              22,884,887
Canon Inc                                              2,236,920               63,866,704
Canon Marketing Japan Inc                   35,500                     498,157
Hitachi Ltd                                           5,368,600                14,458,313
Caterpillar Inc                                       2,111,648                59,041,678
H&R Block Inc                                      1,177,370                 21,416,360

–Computers and Internet–

Microsoft Corp                                  28,680,246              526,856,119
Apple Inc                                               3,324,449             349,466,079
Texas Instruments Inc                       5,083,728                83,932,349
Google Inc – Class A                               974,378              339,142,007
Yahoo! Inc                                              5,126,172                65,666,263
Yahoo! Japan Corp                                      4,716                   1,235,222
Intel Corp                                            22,345,858             336,305,163
Dell Inc                                                    7,713,130                73,120,472
International Business Mach Corp  5,099,897              494,129,020
McAfee Inc                                                758,725                 25,417,288
Palm Inc                                                    401,500                  3,460,930
Oracle Corp                                         13,566,613               245,148,697
Oracle Corp Japan                                  192,600                   7,253,944
NVIDIA Corp                                        2,001,337                 19,733,183
Advanced Micro Devices Inc             1,847,932                   5,636,193
Cisco Systems Inc                             23,320,806              391,089,917
Intuit Inc                                               1,339,099                 36,155,673
Microchip Technology Inc                    756,250                16,024,938
Micron Technology Inc                      3,774,261                  15,323,500
Micros Systems Inc                                235,060                  4,407,375
Casio Computer Japanese Ordinary     91,200                      639,887
Electronic Arts Inc                               1,162,420                 21,144,420
Activision Blizzard Inc                           961,705                 10,059,434
THQ Inc                                                     123,910                      376,686

–Alcohol, Coffee, and Cigarettes–

Starbucks Corp                                     2,453,460                 27,257,941
Peet’s Coffee & Tea Inc                             23,620                      510,664
Green Mntain Coffee Roasters Inc      272,425                 13,076,400
Imperial Tobacco Group plc              1,426,448                32,038,870
Philip Morris International Inc         6,731,683               239,513,281
British American Tobacco                   1,137,258                 26,293,331
Lorillard Inc                                             568,189                 35,079,989
Reynolds American Inc                         582,000                20,858,880
Altria Group Inc                                   6,925,183                110,941,432
Molson Coors Brewing Co – Class B   568,782                 19,497,847
Anheuser-Busch InBev Npv                  709,929                 19,553,671
Anheuser-Busch InBev – Strip VVPR 225,008                             896
Seagrams (is owned by Vivendi Universal)  (See Media Listing)
Boston Beer Co Inc/The – Class A          21,950                     457,877
Brown-Forman Corp – Class B              391,530               15,203,110
Castle A. M. & Company                          39,400                     351,448
Constellation Brands Inc – Class A      768,209                  9,141,687
Diageo plc                                                  907,367               10,229,018
Fortune Brands Inc                                  715,098               17,555,656
Heineken Holding Nv – Class A            386,719                9,390,942
Heineken Nv                                            206,448                 5,865,762
Pernod Ricard S.A.                                  353,388               19,694,387

–The Stock Market (corporations)–

NYSE Euronext                                     1,044,464                 18,695,906
NASDAQ OMX Group Inc                     539,840                 10,570,067
Moody’s Corp                                            769,534                  17,637,719
Barclays plc                                             1,278,276                    2,711,681

–Airlines–

Continental Airlines – Class B                313,800                 2,764,578
Southwest Airlines Company              3,345,891                21,179,490
Delta Air Lines Inc                                      16,000                      90,080
JetBlue Airways Corp                               745,342                 2,720,498
Airtran Holdings Inc                                470,680                  2,141,594
Alaska Air Group Inc                                 191,600                3,366,412
All Nippon Airways                                      11,000                      42,989
British Airways                                          398,483                    804,201
Air China Ltd – H                                     446,000                     143,871
Japan Airlines Corp                                  176,000                     356,384
Singapore Airlines Ltd                             347,540                  2,286,147
Cathay Pacific Airways                            702,000                      697,471
Qantas Airways Ltd                                  220,300                     267,097
Ryanair Holdings plc – Spons ADR      298,400                6,896,024
Auckland International Airport Ltd         34,621                       33,789
Priceline.Com Inc                                       231,150               18,209,997

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For more information on the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, government wealth through investment, and this complete conflict of interest of government, please visit the following sites:

http://thecorporationnation.com/

https://realitybloger.wordpress.com/

http://cafr1.com/

http://cafrman.com/

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Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Senate: How Much Does It Cost?


I had to laugh out loud…

As I was searching for a glimpse into the unbelievable amounts of taxpayer money that it takes to fund the Federal Government and it’s Executive Departments by viewing its Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports, I came across an interesting report called the “2010 Detail of Appropriations, Outlays, and Balances” report.

This report can be downloaded here: http://www.fms.treas.gov/annualreport/index.html#part%20one

Other Financial Reports for the Departments of the Treasury, Defense, Commerce, The Post Office, The Social Security Fund, and many others can be found here: http://www.fms.treas.gov/finrep/fr_resources.html#agency

This “Appropriations, outlays, and Balances” report included the expense accounts and left over ongoing fund balances that are appropriated to the Senate, the House of Congress, the Library of Congress, the Architect of the Capital, the Botanical Garden, the Capital Police, an on and on…

And, while some of these “appropriations” were funny, some were not.

For instance, let’s look at the Senate…

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Did you know that each year the Treasury allots a certain amount of taxpayer money to go to the “Senate Hair Care Revolving Fund”?

Yep… The Federal Government has a fund that was created specifically for the hair care of its Senators! For fiscal year 2010, $33,387 was used to outlay this expense. The word outlay simply means “to spend, an amount expended, paid expenditures”.

There are only 100 Senators – 2 representing each of the 50 states.

This means that on each senator $333.87 in taxpayer money was spent to keep them looking sharp for the cameras, hairpieces and all!

But then, I guess that’s about what you’d expect from a fake Hollywood production like this.

But even more importantly, this “revolving fund” has a balance, which is appropriated solely for this Senatorial hair care. That fund balance, which is invested and gains each year, is $261,117.19. That represents a gain for this fund over fiscal year 2009 of about $36,000.

So we have a quarter of a million dollars designated for Senatorial hair care while many U.S. citizens live in destitute tent cities. It’s kinda funny… and kinda not.

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Farther down the list we have the “Senate Restaurant Fund”, listed as a “Public Enterprise Fund”.

The Senators tapped this fund for $72,370.12 for fiscal year 2010. This left a remaining balance in the “Senate Restaurant Fund” of $49,859.53.

That adds up to about $723.70 per Senator.

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The taxpayers also paid $123,856.74 towards the “Senate Health And Fitness Facility, Architect Of The Capitol”. This left an account balance of $256,380.37.

So taxpayer funded Senatorial gym memberships apparently cost $1,238.56 for each member of the Senate.

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The “Official Mail Costs, Senate” column states that the Federal Government appropriated $300,000 to this cost, adding to the existing balance already appropriated for Senate mailing services of $345,430.58. And after $115,546.71 of this money was actually used for mail, $161,082.59 was “withdrawn or used for other transactions”, the fund balance was left for fiscal year 2010 at $368,801.28 – a gain of a bit more than $22,000.

This represents $2,766.29 per senator for 2010.

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How about the “Senate Gift Shop Revolving Fund, Senate”?

Well, this fund has $2,939,413.53 within it. What this taxpayer money is used for is unclear, but these guys managed to spend $166,673.26 over fiscal year 2010.

This represents $1,666.73 per Senator.

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The “Senate Photographic Studio Revolving Fund, Senate” spent $65,915.24 for the year and shows an ending balance of $798,690.53

There’s $659.15 per Senator.

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The Senate Recording Studio Revolving Fund, Senate” spent $22,722.52, leaving a fund balance of $1,945,771.10.

That’s $227.22 per Senator spent in 2010.

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The “Contingent Expenses, Stationery (paper), Revolving Fund, Senate” spent $298,821.41, leaving a fund balance of $1,078,465.74.

That’s $2988.21 per Senator.

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Ok, so if you are like me, you are probably wondering… WTF?

And about now you may be asking yourself… WTF?

Why is so much money being designated for such trivial things? In a normal business setting, an employee would keep a tally of his expenses and turn in a expense record in order to be refunded that money by the corporation or be given a credit card to be paid off by the company every month. But in governments case, the money is appropriated into accounts or into an individual fund in dollar amounts much larger than are actually being spent.

Dare I say that this money could be used for other things?

But this is just part of the usual shell game, where governmental investment funds and bank accounts are removed from the general use taxpayer fund, which would go to pay or offset other taxes and needed taxpayer budgetary requirements, and put into these accounts and funds which by law must stay in those accounts or be transferred to other such legally appropriated funds. These types of funds happen throughout the entire spectrum of government, from local to district to county to state to Federal government.

But hey, and I hate to tell you this… but we haven’t even scratched the surface yet. These, believe it or not, are the small funds and accounts.

Now let’s look at one of the most outrageous expenses in the Senate (and the Congress).

The average Senator moans and groans about the low salary that he or she is paid, considering the job they are elected to. And the people generally and ignorantly agree. A Senator might mention how noble and altruistic they are for taking on the representation (LOL!) of the people of their state, and that the money that is paid to them for that venture is perhaps inconsequential compared with the honor of the service they are providing to the public (LOL!!!).

But in truth, if one wishes to know how much taxpayer money is earned by each Senator, one would have to go to the main source of that wealth. That source is the individual, tax-exempt expense accounts that each Senator (and congressman) receive.

You see, it is in the best interest of these legislators to keep their base salaries as low as possible. Why? Because those salaries are taxed. Their expense accounts are not!

Listed on this “2010 Detail of Appropriations, Outlays, and Balances” report, under “Contingent Expenses, Senator’s Official Personnel And Office Expense Account, Senate”, we get a more accurate idea of what these crooks are being compensated with in order to be a part of this organized criminal activity working for United States Inc.

The report states that $422,000,000 was appropriated for use in the personal expense accounts of these 100 Senators.

Of that $422 million, $400,590,512.37 was used (outlay) for the personal and office expenses of these Senators.

That represents an average of about $4,005,900 per Senator for “personal” and “office” expenses. Tax free. Spent on anything they want.

The account that holds this appropriated money gained about $13,600,000 over 2009 – leaving the ending account balance at $81,448,251.53.

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Wow! I want to be a Senator! Hell… I’ll do it for no salary. Just lay that expense account on me!!!

Now you are probably really thinking… WTF?

You might be asking yourself, who in the name of all that is Holy would allow these 100 people to be appropriated with almost half a billion dollars for their personal expenses?

Ever heard of the Senate Appropriations Committee? That’s right. The Senate appropriates this money to their own expense accounts! Excuse me while I laugh out load again…

Now, you are probably thinking that this money is being used for “office” expenses much more than the actual “personal” expenses of these Senators, right?

Wrong…

We already know from looking at the above funds and accounts that these separate  expense accounts weren’t used on haircuts, mail, working out, official pictures, restaurants, writing paper with the U.S. Seal embossed upon it, or spent in the gift shop! Actually, I’m sure much of it was spent on wining and dining corporate lobbyists, purchasing fancy suits, and personal grooming and care. But these expense accounts can be used for just about anything. Condos in Tahiti, vacations to Australia, second home purchases for “business purposes”, you name it. All tax exempt!

And as we can see from further examination of this appropriations report, all of the other Senatorial expenses are more than covered by the following other funds and accounts…

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“Contingent Expenses, Expenses Of Inquiries And Investigations, Senate”

$140,500,000.00 – Appropriated for 2010.

$125,780,268.65 – Outlay (spent).

$254,644.79 – Withdrawn or other transactions.

$26,704,079.70 – The ending account balance, a gain of about $2 million over 2009.

$1,257,802 – Average spent per each of 100 Senators based on (outlay divided by 100)

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“Contingent Expenses, Miscellaneous Items, Senate”

$19,909,500.00 – Appropriated for 2010.

$13,524,922.79 – Outlay (spent).

$0.00 – Withdrawn or other transactions.

$49,225,568.72 – The ending account balance, a gain of about $1.2 million over 2009.

$135,249.22 – Average spent per each of 100 Senators.

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“Compensation Of Members And Related Administrative Expenses, Senate”

$23,603,773.00 – Appropriated for 2010.

$20,708,164.76 – Outlay (spent).

$0.00 – Withdrawn or other transactions.

$4,230,079.21 – The ending account balance, a gain of about $1.1 million over 2009.

$207,081.64 – Average spent per each of 100 Senators.

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“Contingent Expenses, Secretary Of The Senate, Senate”

$1,990,000.00 – Appropriated for 2010.

$756,508.92 – Outlay (spent).

$0.00 – Withdrawn or other transactions.

$9,557,875.92 – The ending account balance.

$7,565.08 – Average spent per each of 100 Senators.

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“Contingent Expenses, Sergeant At Arms And Doorkeeper Of The Senate, Senate”

$141,601,000.00 – Appropriated for 2011-2014.

$10,000,000 – Appropriated for 2010.

$90,719,432.93 – Outlay (spent) 2010-2014.

$0.00 – Withdrawn or other transactions.

$60,881,567.07 – The ending account balance as of 2014.

$907,194.32 – Average spent per each of 100 Senators as of 2014.

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“Settlements And Awards Reserve, Contingent Expenses, Senate”

$1,000,000 – The ending account balance as of 2010.

$10,000 – Average spent per each of 100 Senators as of 2014.

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“Congressional Use Of Foreign Currency, Senate”

$4,000,000.00 – Appropriated for 2010.

$4,416,425.52 – Outlay (spent).

$0.00 – Withdrawn or other transactions.

$27,613,635.88 – The ending account balance.

$44,164 – Average spent per each of 100 Senators.

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“Senate Office Of Public Records, Revolving Fund, Senate”

$22,907.00 – Outlay (spent).

$204,092.08 – The ending fund balance as of 2010.

$229 – Average spent per each of 100 Senators as of 2014.

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“Daniel Webster Senate Page Resident Revolving Fund, Senate”

$41,173.33 – Outlay (spent).

$268,265.96 – The ending fund balance as of 2010.

$411.73 – Average spent per each of 100 Senators as of 2014.

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And last, but but certainly not least… we come to the actual salaries that are paid to have this set of 100 Senators.

“Salaries And Expenses, Office Of The Legislative Counsel Of The Senate, Senate” – We see that $7,154,000 was appropriated by the Senate itself for the Senator and staff Salaries. Of that amount, $6,394,041.59 was actually paid out (outlay) to the Senators and staff.

That left a balance in this account of $939,136.37.

That represents $63,940.41 per Senator.

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“Salaries, Officers And Employees, Senate”

$168,217,500.00 – Amount appropriated in 2010.

$150,017,546.99 – Amount paid (outlay) to officers and employees in 2010.

$27,053,492.09 – Account balance end of 2010 fiscal year, an increase of about 5.1 million over 2009.

$1,500,175 – Average amount paid for every Senator.

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“Salaries And Expenses, Office Of Senate Legal Counsel, Senate”

$1,544,000.00 – Amount appropriated in 2010.

$1,050,722.89 – Amount paid (outlay) to “legal counsel” in 2010.

$877,105.95 – Account balance end of 2010 fiscal year, an increase of about $18,000 over 2009.

$10,507.22 – Average amount paid for every Senator.

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“Payment To Widows And Heirs Of Deceased Members Of Congress, Senate”

$174,000.00 – Amount appropriated in 2010.

$174,000.00 – Amount paid to “widows and heirs”

$1740.00 – Average amount paid divided by 100 Senators.

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So what does all of this mean?

Well, what is your definition of wasteful spending?

In order for each state to have two representatives, a total for the country of 100 Federal Employees for which we call “Senators”, and with the understanding that this in no way represents all monies spent on the Senate or the money that each state pays separately for each Senator (employees, office leases, supplies, legal council, etc.), the taxpayers paid at least the following for 2010:

$8,162,563.35 per Senator (in blue above)

$815,257,003.33 spent/outlay (in purple above)

Of course, the actual amount appropriated for these things is always much higher than the actual costs by thousands or millions of dollars. Sadly, this is purposeful. And, the account and fund balances that have accumulated over the years from over-appropriation (assigning too much money) to these funds for 2010 stand at at least a total of:

$297,905,741.83 excess account and fund balances (in red above).

All of this (plus much much more that is not listed here) just to have 100 men and women pretend to represent us. Remember, these are the people who don’t even read the bills presented to them by their corporate lobbyists before they sign them!

That treason costs the taxpayers of America over $815 million dollars, and well over $1 billion if all related expenses were taken into account.

All this to support 100 men in fancy suits. Imagine what the congress costs…?

All this while Americans lose their homes, their jobs, and their lives.

What has America become?

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–Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Conspiracy Theory – A State Of Mind


There is a truth so simple, so obvious, and yet so elusive to those who seek it. It is hidden in plain sight. And it it is verifiable if you can walk a straight line without getting sidetracked by conspiracies. This is not to say that conspiracies aren’t happening all around you. On the contrary, this simple truth I speak of actually verifies these plans between two or more people (the definition of conspiracy).

Now, the hardest part about seeing this simple truth is in fact these 100’s of conspiracies that redirect your conscious thought. Yet subconsciously, the truth sits there and waits for logic and reason to pull you towards it. For, like a grove of aspens, all of these “plans between two or more people” are connected and supported by one central root system, and are dependent on this truth for their secrecy and continuity.

So what is this truth… this central root system?

As we seek the source of these conspiracies, we get distracted by the very conspiracies themselves and by the players involved. And I am by no means immune from this never-ending, reproducing fork in the road. We feel that this truth is constantly in front of us, but these conspiracies keep diverging our focus, and our path forks once again. Our frustration mounts, and we either fall by the wayside or keep trudging through.

When we sufficiently uncover the evidence of one plan, deciding that there is still a higher cabal that is guiding the hand of the perpetrators of that plan, certain shock jocks and even other sincere truth-seekers throw us three more conspiracies, often not even realizing that they are doing nothing more than obfuscating the truth, and creating another fork. But for some, this is an intentional effort.

Then someone like Walter Burien comes along and says, “Here it is… here is the truth that you seek”.

But we ask, “Yeah, but what about the Rothschilds?”

And Walter simply says, “Don’t look right, look straight ahead to the source.”

But we ask, “Yeah, but what about chemtrails?”

And again, Walter states, “Don’t look up, don’t get sidetracked, look straight ahead.  Who funds these weather experiments? Look at the source.”

And as we walk for a few steps on that path, we yet again diverge and ask, “Oh, look over here… what about the Federal Reserve?”

And as Walter smiles with a mix of empathy and frustration, he simply says, “No. Don’t look backwards, look straight ahead at the source.”

But the conspiracies flow like fireflies, distracting us from that path. And we say, “Oh my, what about fluoride in the water supply?”

And once again, Walter says, “Don’t look down either. You cannot change this without looking at who funds and allows this to happen. Will you please look straight ahead at the source.”

And we do, and we know who is responsible, and we know who funds this poison in our water with our own taxpayer dollars. But still we get distracted from this simple truth.

And so we say, “Ah… but what about Bilderberg, Bohemian Grove, the CFR, and the Tri-Lateral Commission? Alex Jones says…”

And Walter in anger says, “Why aren’t you listening? Why aren’t you comprehending? Don’t look left, for that is where you are being fooled into looking. These things are just part of the source. Look at the source. It is straight ahead. Follow the path.”

And then every once in a while, not too often, but every once in a blue moon, someone gets it. They still may stray off the path every once in a while, but once the source is comprehended, all other paths eventually lead to the source. It becomes impossible not to see down the straight path, no matter how many curves and side roads we take.

So again, what is this truth? What is the source.

Well, let’s face it. Nothing happens in this country without some branch of the government knowing, approving, and regulating that thing. No conspiracy happens without government and its spy agencies being a part of it, or at least profiting from it. And no person, corporation, or business can operate within this country without the government knowing about it. Since all corporations are indeed government entities, taking direction from and following the rules of the government, no corporation is above government. This includes the banks, the Federal Reserve, investment companies, and the rest. And they all follow the Federal Law that states that all corporations must file a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), including the banks, the Federal Reserve, and the rest. There are no exceptions.

If a hybrid bank such as the Federal Reserve was above the government, or above the law, they certainly would not hand in a complete audit of themselves every year to the government, now would they? No. They are incorporated within the United States and under the government. They operate within the laws set by government. They are granted the favor of extreme power over the economy. But this is not total power, for they and their assets can be immediately seized at any time by the government. They are but pathetic, dangerous, but fragile men in expensive suits. They are not powerful without the consent of the people through their consent of the government. This is the truth.

Who sprays these chemtrails? Well, these planes would not be allowed to fly over U.S. airspace without government permission, right? Therefore the truth is that the government not only allows this spraying of our skies, but funds and benefits from this strangest of conspiracies. Simple logical deduction. No other theory is needed, only the knowledge of who these planes must get permission from to fly over U.S. airspace. This is the path of knowledge that can only be obtained by focusing straight ahead. Sure, look into the chemtrail theory, but don’t get sidetracked from the truth. This has to be a government or government approved operation. There is no other option.

Ok, let’s take the Rothschild family. So what. What are you going to do about them? They have oodles of money and investments. So what. One is a Senator. Ok. They own banks. Good for them. Those banks operate within the United States with government permission, under Federal charter or law. The Rothschilds’ are not above the government. Now, they may have their Zionist agents seated deep within our government, and indeed we see not only a fervent support for Israel, but a multitude of duel-Israeli citizens being appointed into that Federal Government. But government is still in charge, and it still runs the show. It is the people in that government that are the problem. They do not represent the people. And everything that happens and all of the conspiracies that take place must happen with government approval.

Yes, yes… there is fluoride in the water. Yes, it is a main ingredient in rat poison. Yes, it is the by-product of the aluminum industry. It calcifies the pineal gland of the brain. And yes, it has a calming effect on the people who ingest it, which is the only reason I can think of to explain why people aren’t charging Washington D.C. in droves, with pitchforks and guns and ropes… and Tazors! But the simple truth is that government must approve its use. It funds and owns stock investment in the companies that produce it. Government approves the dumping of this toxic waste into the water supply to save on the costs of properly disposing of this substance, thus improving its majority stock share value. Simple. Logical. No theory needed.

What is Bohemian Grove? It is where government goes to relax. What is the Council On Foreign Relations? It is a think tank funded by government. What is the Tri-Lateral Commission? A government entity. What is the Bilderberg Group? An obscure think-tank meeting of global government. And since it sometimes meets in the United States, and since the U.S. government officials who attend this meeting against multiple Federal laws are not punished for their actions, one must concede to the truth. Government is in control of these officials, and allows them to attend.

I was on this switchback trail for a number of years, turning over one conspiracy only to reveal three more, and never comprehending this simple truth, until fortune or fate brought me to cross paths with Walter Burien.

Now, the truth is clear. I can look at the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and see the vast stock investments, real estate investments, hedge funds of currency from every nation in the world, gold holdings and gold certificates, Special Drawing Rights, and junk backed securities and derivatives. I can see that government owns it all, through stock investment. I can see that through stock investment, government owns the Fortune 500 and other corporations for which it also regulates.

And so here is the truth…

The government as it stands today is in a complete and utter conflict of interest.

Simple. Logical. Provable by the CAFR.

A body which regulates, deregulates, sets the laws for, polices, audits, and then also owns the controlling interest in the corporate business world it is supposed to impartially oversee, is the biggest conflict of interest in the history of such conflicts.

So, the next time you get distracted from the straight path, from the true nature of government ownership and control of every facet of America and the world, just think of the CAFR. And remember that nothing happens in this country without government approval.

If you want to fix the nation and solve most of the worlds problems… replace government and elect non-corporate poor people in jeans and a tee-shirt, with no assets, no stock investments, or any other interest except in that of the people.

Follow the straight path. Go to the source.

Kill the conflict of interest. Save the world!

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–Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011