Saturday, August 25, 2007

Property owners invited to "GET OUT!"

This is a very small part of what we're looking at, I guess if you want someone to move, you can just raise the value "assessment" a couple hundred percent. Take a look at this list, the parcel numbers and then tell us how anyone can let this stand? Have a look for yourselves.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Following up on the CONsolidation information

Indy Broke

Indy Works is full of failure, and the Mayor knows it. This document clearly shows that they knew the police and fire merger would raise taxes, not lower them. This was nothing more than a power grab, simple as that.

Here's a large scan of the second document, dial up beware!

Quoted from the document from one of our viewers, cliff notes version. Thank you!

We find that although the Works proposal shows property tax reductions from its implementation, no property tax reduction is anticipated. Also, we find the result of not providing property tax reductions would cause a $40.5 million tax shift out of the IPD and IFD areas onto the township areas outside IPD and IFD. Further, we find the graphs and table in the "Property Tax Benefit Section" in Works to not be representative in base data or potential savings.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Bob Fox, come on down..

MONTICELLO -- In the coming months, Bob Fox will spend time working with troubled, at-risk youth and will help encourage businesses to come to the city.

It will be part of the 200 hours of community service the 71-year-old ousted mayor must perform after pleading guilty Wednesday to four counts of Class D felony theft.

His subsequent sentence to three years probation in White Superior Court stems from an 11-week investigation this spring into allegations that Fox was reimbursed mileage claims for trips he never took.

"Judge, I hope I have the right words. Number one, I'm extremely ashamed," Fox said before a packed courtroom. "I want to apologize to the citizens of this great city of Monticello, Indiana, which I love very much and would do anything for."

We're up for a laugh this morning, are you?

Folks, IC hears you about the font on the copies, we're working on it and will get it fixed. If any of you have suggestions, we're all ears, just post in the comments section.

In the mean time, have a laugh at this letter from Pea Shake himself.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Bart, how about it?

Carl, care to explain?

Peterson and SerVass - George pendygraft water deal?

IC has the original document from the billing to kill our IWC and wants to know, how it is that he billed the DOW for $199,948.00 when that same address is shared by Beurt SerVass.

IC would also like to know how it is that, our public representitive on the water board declined to vote on the recomendation to use United Water? We already have Veiola all over the map, and plan to launch that, but you had to take a 90k a year job with United and then recluse yourself from voting on it as if that meant something.

Please see the recent recomendation from the board to grant the sewar deal back to United for proof, we will post it later with a little insight.

What makes life hard for us is, when you have so much to deal with already and to get out. And then pinheads like you sit there in the proposal meetings with a shit eating grin the whole time "Last week" then smile on as if you could care less. IT isn't happening man, not in out life time.

IC has marked out some of the names for now, but the original is secured.

Let's start with Bill Mays, Monroe Gray's partner and the porno!

Yes folks, our City Council President's partner Bill Mays had a porno shot at the "Sugar Shack" This production is available on DVD at any local stop and yank, or on Ebay for your pleasure. The "RAPE" theme is something that really stood out to us, and blew our mind when we had to consider they were openly deflowering some of our very own youth from the area.

Luke Campbell returns with more raw, buck-wild action in this third volume of the Platinum Edition series of the FREAKSHOW. This time around, you'll hit an Indianapolis autograph session to see how crazy his fans get

Not sure who Billy May's is, or his partnerships with Monroe Gray? Look no further than 300 East.

Let the storm begin, let the people know the truth!

Let's dip our toes in the water here, and start to let the chips fall where they may.

IC has stated that we would not post anything without documented proof, that we could verify and back up. Then we said we had it, and needed time to sort it out and vaildate it. Well, we have a few things now that need to be put out there to the public. Much, and I mean a TON more will be forth coming. But for now, let us wet our beaks with some red faced members of the current City County Council, and then lift the cover off of the beginnings of the water for scandal agreement we have right now.

IC meant what it said when we stated our purpose for this blog, and we also still encourage anyone with verifiable proof to come forward with information.

"Off with their hoods"

Fire up the machine "Julia Carson's grandson to run for council"

U.S. Rep. Julia Carson's grandson has declared his candidacy for the City-County Council seat vacated on Saturday by Patrice Abduallah.

Andre D. Carson filed paperwork with the clerk's office on Monday. On his organization statement, Carson listed as his secretary a frequent poster on local blog sites, Wilson Allen.

Abduallah resigned the District 15 seat after admitting that the address he put on his candidate form was just outside his district. The deadline for filing as a candidate is Friday. Democratic party precinct captains are expected to choose a new council member in a caucus vote on Aug. 28. So far, Carson is the only declared candidate.

He could not be immediately reached for comment.

Several of us bloggers stated that this would be the choice, and how the heavy hand came down. Anyone care to check where he lives, and for how long? Got a camera handy?


Crime level raised to "Forget taxes and corruption"

IC wanted to take a moment this morning and weigh in on the current arrest of the "phantom" beat down at the Black Expo that's currently taking over the local news.

IC has to wonder about a few of things here:

1) What does Bart have on our prosecutor?
2) Why would former cons carry any weight with Sheriff "bling bling?"
3) Do they really think this will do anything but piss all of us off further?

One thing that IC was happy to see was Sullivan and the FOP coming out in officer Chappell's defense.

IC's not going to take our eye off the ball, we're still busy widdling away at our stack of information. We just wanted to take a moment and show our support of the LEO's, and in particular officer Chappell.

Would you beleive that one of our CCC members and another party member would make a rape pornographic video, at a certain club?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

What's wrong with Julia?

IC just got off the phone with our favorite mole, and the amount of information we were provided with is over whelming. It's going to take most of the week to sort it all out, verify the information, then start getting it out there. We're not going to completely tip our hand, and we gave you some reference, or a pretty big hint to a small part of it today. We now have in our possession actual proof, but it has to be sorted and validated. We will not post anything until this is done, documents need to be copied and then secured, tapes reviewed, videos verified, and a lot of phone calls made.

We also have to be very careful and not disclose our identity in getting this out there, as people who find themselves in desperate situations, well, there will be a lot of them... can always try to come back for revenge.

IC wants to make one thing perfectly clear, we are not affiliated with any political party, nor do we have an ax to grind against any particular party. The only thing we want, is for the corruption to stop at all levels, and for the parties responsible to be held accountable. It is time for all of us as citizens to hold those who are elected to represent us responsible for their actions, no longer can we afford to sit back while others profit from lying, cheating, and back door deals. Rules and public law are not just for us working stiffs, and tax paying folks. And that's what several members of our current representation are about to find out, the hard way.

East Cleveland

How the mayor of this Cleveland suburb became entangled
in a nationwide corruption scandal is among the most bizarre
tales in the annals of water privatization.

At age 22, Emmanuel Onunwor left Nigeria in hopes of
finding a fresh start in the United States. Fifteen years later,
in 1997, he became the first African-born mayor in U.S.
history. His improbable success story ended in disgrace in
September 2005, when Onunwor was sentenced to nine
years in federal prison after being convicted of receiving
bribes, kickbacks and secret payoffs.

CH2M Hill, received a 3-year, $3.9 million contract to run
the city’s water and sewer system in 2002. OMI, then a
subsidiary of CH2M Hill, handled the contract. But instead
of going through a bidding process, federal prosecutors say
the company won the contract by bribing Onunwor through
a series of intermediaries – including a front company that
worked for CH2M Hill.101 The ringleader (who did not
work for CH2M Hill) was later convicted on 36 federal
charges related to bribing officials in East Cleveland,
Cleveland, Houston and New Orleans102 (see “The Big

The OMI contract was doomed even before Onunwor’s
fall. In March 2004, the corporation said it was pulling out because the city
– which had been in a state of fiscal emergency since 1988 – owed it $5.1
million. City officials criticized OMI for giving them little warning and
presenting flawed financial projections abandon a contract that you have determined is tainted by scandalous activity, poorly serves the financial interest of
your community, and has given rise to an appearance of
misfeasance in the use of public funds.”

But that was just the beginning. The same city official and
Veolia employee who worked together to tailor the contract
for Veolia were convicted of stealing more than $300,000
from the city by submitting phony invoices and intercepting
reimbursement checks. The official was sentenced to 18
months in prison; the Veolia employee received five years’

And there’s more. A city auditor found that $77,000
in questionable charges from the sewer plant was
billed to the city, including parties, clothing, gift
cards and Christmas trees.109
In the end, the city and Veolia wound up suing
each other in federal court – the city
claiming Veolia owes it $1.6 million,
and the corporation alleging the
contract was improperly cancelled.
“The whole situation is really unfortunate,”
a Veolia spokesperson
said. “Our company does so many
wonderful things."

The Big Sleazy

New Orleans

In a city where corruption is akin to business as usual, efforts
to privatize both the water and sewer systems in New
Orleans have been stung by bribery scandals.
The latest scheme was masterminded by a politically connected
engineering executive, Gilbert Jackson, who was
linked to a four-city corruption ring that also entangled the
mayor of East Cleveland, who himself is serving a lengthy
prison sentence in part because of a water privatization
scandal. "reference coming"

In January 2006, Jackson admitted he accepted $19,500
from a lobbyist representing Severn Trent, a multi-billiondollar
British company vying to win a contract to operate
New Orleans water and sewer system in the late 1990s. At
the time, Jackson’s company was advising the city’s Sewerage
and Water Board on how to structure the privatization
plan. He was sentenced to six years and ten months in
prison following his conviction on nine federal corruption
charges. The federal probe also ensnared numerous public
officials and business figures in East Cleveland, Cleveland
and Houston.

Not even the local media was shocked. “So now we learn
that, even before the board was considering privatization,
the process was corrupted to the point of illegality,” the
Times-Picayune wrote. “Is anyone out there surprised?”

New Orleans dropped its privatization plans in 2004, after
five years and $5.7 million worth of study. The 20-year, $1.5
billion contract would have been the largest ever awarded
in the U.S. It fizzled after city residents and the state legislature
overwhelmingly approved measures giving voters the
power to approve or reject any privatization contract worth
more than $5 million.

Both Suez and Veolia cited the measures as reasons they
withdrew their bids. “If we now have to run an election
every time we want to get a job,” a Suez executive said, “it
makes public-private partnerships cost-prohibitive.”

A few years before the water and sewer scheme was
hatched, bribes began flowing to help another private company
keep its contract to operate two of the city’s sewage
treatment plants.

The president of Professional Services Group (PSG) (which
was implicated but not charged in a corruption scandal in
Bridgeport, CT) was convicted and imprisoned for bribing a
Sewerage and Water Board member in hopes of extending
PSG’s contract in the mid-1990s. The board member was
also convicted and jailed. PSG’s parent company, Aqua Alliance,
pleaded guilty and paid a $3 million fine. Veolia,
which was not implicated, began investing in Aqua Alliance
in 1990 and owned a majority share by 1997.

When Chaos Meets Corruption, Atlanta

By the time it was all over, it wasn’t even front-page news.
Atlantans had to turn to page 2D on March 4, 2003, to read
that their City Council ended its 20-year relationship with
Suez subsidiary United Water 16 years early. This is not to
say it wasn’t big news. Maybe journalists were just tired of
writing about it.

New Year’s Day, 1999 marked the beginning of the largest
water privatization in U.S. history – a $428 million deal
that United Water promised would cut Atlanta’s water costs
in half. Everything would improve: repairs, maintenance,
billing, customer service, emergency response – you name
it. “Atlanta for us will be a reference worldwide,” Suez’s
Chair GĂ©rard Mestrallet said at the time, “a kind of showcase.”

It was also Suez’s coming-out party in the U.S. Eight
months later Suez announced its purchase of United Water,
the nation’s second-largest water company, elevating its
strategic alliance to an all-out merger.

Two years into the deal, the U.S. Conference of Mayors
bestowed Atlanta and United Water with its Outstanding
Achievement Award, remarking the deal “exemplifies the
type of corporate citizenship that makes cities stronger and

Clearly, the mayor’s organization spoke too soon.
Only 18 months later, in August 2002, the city was so fed
up with United Water’s poor performance that it threatened
to terminate the contract if the corporation didn’t turn
things around within 90 days. Due in part to dramatic staff
cuts, maintenance backlogs were “unacceptable,” repairs
were delayed, and responses to emergencies were “consistently
and habitually inadequate and potentially hazardous.”
The city was losing millions of dollars because United
Water wasn’t reading, installing and maintaining water
meters frequently enough, nor was it collecting enough late

The city accused United Water of submitting bills for work
it didn’t do – even working on other contracts and trying to
win new contracts while on Atlanta’s dime. And the company
refused to release certain billing records.

Scandal broke two months later when former Mayor Bill
Campbell, who had signed the original deal, announced he
never signed documents authorizing $80 million in extra
payments United Water had requested. Though the public
knew Campbell was under investigation at the time, few
knew what would follow.

After a lengthy probe, Campbell was charged in 2004 with
multiple federal corruption charges, including accepting
$12,900 from United Water to pay for a trip to Paris with a
female companion, and taking United’s $6,900 campaign
contribution at a time he was not eligible for re-election.

At Campbell’s trial in early 2006, it was suggested that
one of Campbell’s top aides may have forged the letters.
Campbell was convicted of tax evasion in March 2006, but
acquitted of racketeering and bribery. He is currently awaiting

United Water was not charged.
It was not corruption, though, that doomed United Water,
but the corporation’s performance. Only half of the expected
savings were realized. Fire hydrants were repaired
at half the speed required. And a backlog of 14,000 work
orders had amassed.49 Still, a week after Atlanta officials announced
plans to cancel the contract, a privatization advocate
with the libertarian Reason Foundation said, “It’s still
the model. Just do everything completely opposite of what
Atlanta did.” It is hard to see how that would be an argument
for other cities to follow suit.

Three weeks after Atlanta rescinded the contract, which
United Water called “amicable,” CEO Michael Chesser left
the company after just 15 months on the job. Atlanta officials
didn’t view the termination this way. The City Council
rejected United Water’s proposal for a gag order forbidding
Council members from discussing the final negotiations. “I
am not going to bite my tongue,” said Council member Felicia
As IC said before, we are just laying some ground work here, the best parts come soon..


1994-2003: Bridgeport, Connecticut – Former Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim was
sentenced to nine years in prison for corruption on several counts, which included a relationship between his office and Professional Services Group (PSG), which was purchased by US Filter. A major part of the testimony heard was regarding two multi-million dollar sewage contracts awarded to PSG – first a five-year contract, then an extended 20-year contract – in return for $500,000 in kickbacks from the company through consulting fees and benefits.

1997-2003: New Orleans – Again in New Orleans, USFilter has had to deal with controversy
over contracts. This time a corruption scandal involving the bribery of a former New Orleans
Sewerage & Water Board member in order to rig the renewal of a contract to run the city’s two
wastewater treatment plants. Katherine Maraldo, the former Board member was convicted of
accepting bribes during the mid-1990s from Professional Services Group (PSG) president
Michael Stump. Stump, who was president of the company at the time, was buying Maraldo’s
support for a five-year extension of the company’s contract to run two wastewater plants. At the time Maraldo was the chair of the committee that oversaw the contract. Stump was convicted in June 2003. The contracts are now held by Veolia Water North America, formerly USFilter. Both Maraldo and Stump were given jail terms. At the time of the crime, PSG was a unit of Vivendi’s indirect US subsidiary, Aqua Alliance.

1996-2001: Houston, Texas – In May 2001, PSG, a subsidiary of Aqua Alliance, reached a plea
agreement with the US Department of Justice in which Aqua Alliance pleaded guilty to a charge
of bribery and was fined $3 million. The plea was in connection with allegations that members of the Houston City Council received illegal contributions from PSG consultants. At that time,
there was a battle over the proposed privatization of Houston’s wastewater facilities, and PSG's
lobbying team was drenching city officials with cash inducements.

2000: Milan, Italy – The Italian newspaper La Republica revealed in early 2000 that a senior
manager at Vivendi planned to bribe Milan politicians in both the majority and opposition parties on Milan city council in order to win the tender for a Lira 200 billion (~$100 million US) wastewater treatment plant. Evidence includes a floppy disk with a letter to Vivendi’s partners from Vivendi executive Alain Metz, which contained information on the deal and implicated Vivendi executive Massimo De Carolis. Maetz wrote how he has excellent contacts with the Polo delle Liberta, the right wing majority coalition (whose leader was media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi, and who is now Italy’s Prime Minister) and planned to pay Lira 4 billion (~$2 million US) in bribes to Italian politicians. As well, Maetz wrote how Coge, a company 40% owned by Berlusconi’s brother, should become a partner with Vivendi in this bid, though “as a matter of security”, his brother should sell his stake in Coge before the tender.

1997: France – In 1997 Jean-Michel Boucheron, the former mayor of Angouleme was convicted
and sentenced to two years in prison for taking bribes from companies bidding for public tenders. This included $55,000 for a fictitious job by General des Eaux in exchange for giving the Vivendi subsidiary a water distribution contract in Angouleme.

1989-1996: France – The construction units of Bouygues, Suez and Vivendi have all been the
subject of a major judicial investigation over allegations that they participated in a corrupt cartel
where they shared contracts for the building of schools in Paris to the exclusion of other

Problem contracts and controversies:

2005: Gabon – The Gabon energy and Water Company (SEEG), which is 51% owned by Veolia,
was reprimanded by the Gabonese Government in early 2005. The Government blamed SEEG
for recent water shortages in the capital city accusing the company of not wanting to invest in the short, medium or long for the production, transport and distribution of water.82 To deflect criticism SEEG purchased a full-page advertisement in the government newspaper L’Union to offer apologies and claim that service had almost returned to normal.

2004: Lee, Massachusetts – After 4 years of lobbying by Veolia Water North America, town
representatives of Lee, Massachusetts voted 41-10 against granting the corporation a 20 year
contract to run the municipality’s public water and wastewater systems. Community organizers
waged a successful campaign against the privatization of the essential services, raising doubts
about the company’s promise that current employees would keep their jobs.83 Resistance to
privatization in a small community like Lee is a good example of how large multinationals are
vulnerable to well organized and persistent action.

1996-2004: Angleton, Texas – The City of Angelton terminated its contract with Veolia Water North America, saying that the company did not provide the promised level of service. The company had been running the city’s wastewater treatment plant and maintaining the city’s streets since 1996. Since the contract was terminated, the city and Veolia Water North America have been embroiled in a number of lawsuits.

2002 – 2004: Indianapolis, Indiana – Indianapolis authorities are realizing the mistake they made when they bought a 130-year old water utility from NiSource in 2002 and handed it over to US Filter instead of keeping it a public utility. Since US Filter was awarded the contract, lawsuits have been filed and customer complaints have gone up by 250% for the water utility, which serves over 1 million.

Within one month of requesting management proposals, US Filter was granted a contract. Opponents criticized the excessive secrecy and “fast-tracking” surrounding the agreement. At its first opportunity, the company, limited by the contract from firing employees in the first two years, began to cut corners by slashing employee benefits. A report by Public Citizen, member of the Indianapolis Citizen’s Water Coalition, states that “non-union employees lost their valuable "defined benefit" pension; health care coverage was reduced, vacation time, personal days, sick days and holidays were all reduced. The employees claim that over $9000 in annual benefits have been lost or $4.3 million per year. Employees are angry and fearful as talk of the first layoffs in 130 years circulate. CEO Jim Keene told employees, ‘Being fair does not mean having a job for life’.” The employees have brought a federal lawsuit against the City charging breach of contract.

A second lawsuit against the City was filed in April 2003 by three local taxpayers challenging the
legality of the contract. They claim that the City ignored the law by establishing the Department of Waterworks to oversee the water utility without the permission of the Department of Public Utility

– an Indiana State law ensures that any new utilities in the county must fall under the supervision of the local public utility office. They also claim that the Citizens Gas & Coke Utility would have been in a better position to manage it as a public water utility. Since taking control, net income of the utility has dropped 19% and revenue has dropped 25%. The founding member of the Indianapolis Board of Waterworks, who wrote a letter to the media condemning the 2002
purchase, quit after the Board passed a resolution limiting its members from speaking with the
media regarding the utility.

In the summer of 2002, almost 16,000 customers were over-billed by successive computer
glitches by the US Filter-owned billing company.

Recently, US Filter’s decision to cut back on fire hydrant testing was made public when frozen fire hydrants prevented the control of a fire, which engulfed several buildings.

The Indianapolis Star noted that the company was taking steps to repair the damage it had caused – “Apparently unaccustomed to working with community groups,
USFilter convened a citizen’s advisory group, as is required by its agreement with the city, but
had no members with experience in water utility or environmental matters”.

2003: Poughkeepsie, NY – Repeated failures of US Filter to remedy the foul odours coming from the water treatment plant they operate have prompted City officials to look elsewhere for potential bidders when the contract expires in 2005. The plant has had to be shut down several times over the last year during special events. US Filter has said it plans to bid for the contract again.

1998-2004: Rockland, Massachusetts – In February 2004, the town of Rockland Massachusetts
terminated its 10 year $1.2 million contract with US Filter to run the town’s sewage treatment
plant on the advice of the state Office of the Inspector General. The Inspector General
determined in 1998 that the contract was tailored to US Filter to the exclusion of other bidders. Rockland Town Administrator Bradley Plante sent a letter to Veolia Water North America President Michael Stark stating that there was “clear evidence that indicates collusion between former superintendent Gregory Thomson and US Filter Regional District Manager Sause which resulted in a violation of the competitive bidding process”.

The termination of the contract came on the heels of an audit of the town’s sewer department,
which found widespread misuse of town money at the plant. The audit detailed about $77,000 in
fraudulent invoices charged to the town between 1998 and 2002.92 To make matters worse, when the contract ended, Veolia Water North America allegedly helped themselves to a large amount of equipment without paying the city. Town officials say the company should pay $1.6 million for what they allegedly took.

In September 2004, Gregory Thompson pleaded guilty to charges of embezzlement and was ordered to pay back the $336,000 he admitted stealing from the town. Thompson said that he and Michael Sause, a district manager for US Filter, submitted phony invoices to the company and intercepted reimbursement checks. According to Thompson, the two also stole funds US Filter had reimbursed to the town from wage, equipment, maintenance, and electricity accounts. Sause is accused of working with Thompson to steal over $160,000.

1999-2004: New Orleans – In August 2004, five years and $5.7 million later, the Sewerage &
Water Board of New Orleans ended its flirtation with privatization. Throughout the 5 year
process of consultations and studies, US Filter remained one of the top potential bidders for a
$1.5 billion contract to run New Orleans’ water and sewer systems. The initial bidding process by Suez’ United Water and US Filter, now Veolia Water North America, was voted down in October 2002 after heated public opposition. The drive to privatize was revived in January 2003, but only one bid from US Filter was put forward raising fears that the city would not get a competitive price for the contract.

There were also persistent rumours that US Filter may have had an ‘inside track’ for the contract.
There was speculation that US Filter was confident that they would be awarded the contract so
they ‘stuck around’ for the revived privatization drive in 2003. This confidence is believed to come from the company’s efforts to hire consultants close to Mayor Ray Nagin and Eddie Sapir, the City Councilman who serves on the water board and spearheaded the privatization drive.

IC is going to lay some ground work for what will be a long week of revelations, some of which may very well shake the foundation. We can't say more about this yet, but, we think most of you will be able to begin putting two and two together as to where we're going to head this week. IC has cleared the slate for the rest of the week, our moles are meeting today, and we'll be pouring over substantial information regarding corruption. We're going to post a lot of information today, as we need to lay some ground work for later in the week.

IC also wants to shout out to our LEO supporters, we have heard that our name is on some of your lips. You guys are one of the major reasons that IC exists, we're just as sick of this crap as you are and we plan to man up and do something about it.

IC has to be careful this week, as we will be posting information that can put us in harms way. Having said all of that, let the process begin. "Off with their hoods!"

Is Steve Campbell paying property taxes?

IC is up early this morning, as this is going to possibly be a water shed day here on our site. But we wanted to take a moment and ask this question, as someone was just on the Abdul in the morning show making this claim, did anyone else just hear this?

Tell us what you know, we're working on it as you read this.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Lawrence - The Lawrence Township trustee accused of paying his rent with public money heads to court Monday.

Michael Hobbs allegedly asked the Castleton Volunteer Fire Department to make a $500 donation to a charity. Prosecutors say Hobbs used the check to pay his rent at the Park Harrison Apartments.

If convicted Hobbs faces a six-year sentence and a $20,000 fine.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

IC would like to know, which side of their ass are they talking out of?

IC doesn't know where to start today? After picking up the local fish wrap, then reading how these pinheads think that hospitals and churches = property tax reform. We lurked on over to some of our other favorite blogs to discover that we're the proud owners of 4k trash cans now, and some folks arguing over who broke the Patrice fiasco. Not to be discouraged, we turned our attention to another area.

IC operatives have been attending a lot of meetings recently, in particular, most of what you can see on channel 16. We're tweaking our list down now, and narrowing in on those who would do us harm as citizens with corruption.

One thing that has really stood out to us has to be the general lack of accountability in general, and we think that lack of over sight, lends itself to the problems that we are facing now. In particular, the lack of participation by other concerned citizens. While we're working on many leads, and putting together broad evidence, we cannot do this by ourselves.

People have to wake up and get off your asses, get involved, speak up, and be heard. Unless you do this, nothing we can do will help you. We're not preaching, just stating the simple truth. Too many of our fellow citizens have no clue about what is happening around them, and this indifference has led to the problem that we have now. Yes, the property tax issue woke a lot of people up. But, we need to be diligent in our stewardship of the people who are supposed to be there to represent us. We have failed, but all is not lost.

IC wants to put out a general call to arms, take an hour out of your day and find out who represents you in your area. Discuss your concerns with them, tell them what your issues are. Let them know that you are watching, let them know that you will hold them accountable. Other wise, you get what you deserve.

IC off our perch, back to working on corruption.
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