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  • john 

    Regardless as to who wins an election, once the election is over, we must all work for the greater good of the community. Politicians sometimes loose sight of this, buying into rhetoric or polarizing opinions, but so do their constituents.

    If your life is bad, find out what is making it bad and how to make it better, do not let anything stand in your way; but be respectful. Meaning, it is not right to deny or oppress others for wanting the same as you, a better life. Instead of attacking each other like hyenas after the last piece of meat on the bone, we need to respect each others value.

    Politicians need to finally realize, that if they “continue” to allow inequitable distribution of prosperity, through manipulation of the rule of law; it will be their families that pay the ultimate cost. Place people in desperate circumstance, and you create a community of violence and decadence, that no ones family is insulated from; regardless of wealth and status.

    That is common sense, whether you want to face the truth or not. Be strong, assertive, and resolute in your leadership but just as important, be wise and compassionate.

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    How much essential services, that (hotel) taxes do not pay, come from citizens, I think citizens have a right to protest.

    Here is a good question, in what capacity do Victoria’s hotels serve the most, “to house tourist or drug dealers and illegal immigrants”. How much drug, prostitution, and illegal immigrant smuggling is going on at these hotels?

    Some “Mexicans”, might get mad at me, but those “Mexicans” need to not be so selfish; it’s time to put the greater good of the community over self serving enterprise. I'm using "Mexican", according to its crimminal meaning.

    If anyone thought that I was throwing bricks at someone, I apologize, It’s never my purposes to cast judgment on anyone’s efforts to do right. Just indulge in friendly banter, on issues that concern me, sometimes I may come across in a bad light. You know the old saying, “The road of misery is paved with good intentions”.

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    Maybe that is not what you wanted to hear, if so, I apologize. Nonetheless, thank you for your interest.

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    Once upon a time in high school, I was a mime. I’ve written short stories and poems, I’ve indulged in art, and I use to have a voice for singing; which is what seduced my wife. My philosophy is simple, “Passion is Life”; I do not desire to live, I live in what I desire, that’s all.

    Costumes are just an extension of a persons emotion, their heart, their soul. Sometimes we want to enrich our laughter, through the laughter of others. Sometimes we want to enjoy the appetite, no matter how narcissistic, of striking fear in others through costume. An incomplete person emotionally, can receive the necessary component through costume, to become a complete being again.

    Being a mime to me was wonderful, because you wore a costume that required great skill to create in the minds of others another costume or even the application of an invisible prop; while still being a blank slate. It was like developing a very real intimate connection with another human being, then using that to create an invisible conscious shared by others of differing backgrounds.

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    Basically, events would provide an arena for college students to demonstrate their skills and ability, not only to the local community but the state. Events like I have proposed, require a number of disciplines, that are easily converted into viable experience, for use in other sectors. Accounting, Engineering, Arts, Sciences, Business Administration, and Logistics are a few academic attributes that students would develop through this type of experience. Not to mention, creating aspirations to excel among local students; in order to partake in the activities, upon acquiring the academic skills necessary to contribute.

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    Costume theme events every month would provide an opportunity for college students to be noticed, and would be an excellent addition to anyone’s academic resume.

    I see engineering and artistic students working on floats, journalistic inclined students doing online broadcast, accounting students working on procuring funding through advertisement revenue from businesses, and musically geared students performing on web and state TV broadcast. 3 day events could be sold as a cheap substitute, to out of state trips for families. Day events for families and night events for a more adult atmosphere.

    Day care services, taxis, and other businesses could create packages, working together to lower cost; making the difference on the volume of sales those 3 days. The city should divided the process into 12 bids, for each month, a year in advance of course.

    If they want to do this next year, they need to have an agreed upon plan no later than June, or they most likely will fall behind or put on lack luster events. College students, church, civic, and innovative groups of citizens in cooperation with small businesses, would provide the best resource, if you have strong, clear, and pragmatic direction by an events coordinator.

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    With that amount of money, Someone could have created their own online magazine called “Crossroads Celebrations Excellante ” and paid to have 1 major event each month in Victoria too bring in millions.

    Basically, hire an “events company“, to create, promote, and develop platforms enabling local businesses to profit from activities or promotions.

    January “New Years After Party”

    February “Victoria Rose Hearts Festival”

    March “Let It Ride Celebration”

    April “Joker’s Wild Event”

    May “Schools Out For Summer Celebration”

    June “Lazy Victoria Nights Event”

    July “Let Freedom Reign Celebration”

    August “End of Summer Party”

    September “Area School Spirit Parade Celebration”

    October “Plaza of Horrors Event”

    November “Get That Turkey Celebration” <-does not mean open season on corrupt politicians.

    December “Southern Holiday Celebrations”

    Each could be 3 day events around town, with parades, music, food courts, and concert areas. People with money like to spend the money, on their enjoyment, not just reading magazines. Tourism usually includes, eating and drinking areas, music, and a theme events. At least that is how I’ve come to understand it. I put this on here to give the city ideas, as to where they should focus their attentions next time; too not spend money but invest it.

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    To blog or not too blog, that is the question, lol.

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    We have orchestrated our current fiasco, unintentionally. No one was looking, or cared to assess the damage, that allowing unconstitutional legislation, would have.

    Our founding fathers, desired to create a form of government, that would last indefinitely. They understood that if government grew to strong or weak, it would jeopardize the evolutionary process; because polarizing politicians, political parties, big business, and special interest groups, would sacrifice the integrity of the “rule of law”, to serve their own purposes.

    This ties into what I said earlier. What we have today is “hyper-political destabilization”, in theory government is both weaken and strengthen enough to maintain order; in practice, due to broad expansion in human intelligence and extreme inadequacies due to corrupt bureaucracies and polarizing legislation, this is not the case. Our current system of government is ineffective against a broader and more intelligent population. Corrupt practices are more easily identified and individuals rights are harder to suppress; in other wards “citizens and government are on a more equal footing“, and citizens want more reflection of this.

    The era of “Big Brother” is nearly over, the era of “My Brothers Partner” will soon begin.

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    The Constitutional framers understood the “long-term” necessity, of empowering all rights through a ”supreme documentation of authority”, than a “supreme individual or body of authority”; that creates respect for compliance, instead of fear of noncompliance, with the “rule of law“. People’s fear and hatred towards violence, does not diminish it’s possibility and effects in conflict. Our founding fathers knew, that the only protection against violent revolution, was both sensible governance and politics.

    “Extremist in government” have supported legislation, that betrays our constitution. This can be seen in the blurring of powers by all branches and creation of bureaucratic authorities, that act in place of elected authority. Through the malicious interpretive manipulation of powers, that make them appear less effective in order to create deceptive justification allowing for greater powers that abridge our constitutional rights to serve their own greed and ambitions. This is susceptive, but equally valid as to why, government appears to always fail; only to request greater powers that are more intrusive, to get it right but still continue on a course of inadequacy.

    There is a pattern, except you have to look at the whole body of work.

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