DO NOT PRESUME THAT ELECTED OFFICIALS KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOINGTHEY DO NOT
Our elected officials are by definition popular. They won their elections. People believe in them. Otherwise they would not have voted for them.
However, popularity is not proof of complete competence.
Generally speaking, elected officials are experts at assembling a majority, climbing to the top of their party summit, raising money, running polls and adjusting strategy to say what the majority would like to hear.
Let’s talk about Governor Jay Insee. He is personable. He is photogenic. He has written a credible book. He has been an elected official at all levels. He knows all the important characters in the Democratic Party. He is a unifier.
He is capable of holding the governorship and keeping it out of the hands of the Republicans, which many would say is enough in itself. Given that the Republicans control the Senate, they can pretty much veto anything progressive he might want to accomplish. So it is a stalemate. At least Washington does not have to deal with a backward thinking Michigan Governor Rick Snider or a Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
Jay inslee is competent in the sense that he can keep things going as they are. But is that enough? Definitely. He lacks the vision we need in a governor. He lacks the knowledge we need in a governor. He is too reliant on the corporatist advisers who surround and “run him”.
Let’s take the traffic congestion issue. Radical structural change is needed. His solution for I-405 is elimination of choke points. That will take decades, and after today’s choke points are eliminated, new choke points will develop. We need a comprehensive transit system instead of the fragmented, disconnected transit system we have, one which does not pick us up where we are and which does not deliver us all the way to our destination. We need to supplement regional buses and light rail with flex vans which would link all the disconnected pieces of our transit system together. If we did that, people could leave their cars at home and not fill up the roads and freeways with single occupancy vehicles.
This is a draft. It has not been served on the addressees. It is subject to revision Feedback requested. James@JamesDeal.com DEMAND THAT SEATTLE STOP INSTALLING AND REMOVE SO-CALLED ADVANCED METERS AND BAN 5G March 15, 2018 Read online at:...read more
Smart meters cause, harm to property and harm to health. They are a failure economically. They increase electrical consumption and utility bills. They do not decrease costs for utility companies and do not increase profits. They raise the cost of insurance. They eavesdrop on users. They fail to comply with existing regulations and are therefore illegal. The utilities commission should ban them.read more
Mass transit will never develop a big ridership unless we devise a way to get people to and from the mass transit. The solution is door-to-door transit service using UberX smart phone technology to request rides. Buses on many routes are mostly empty most of the time. Our Park & Ride lots max out at 7 AM.read more
PART ONE WE CAN END TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO GET AROUND WITHOUT OWNING A CAR WITH A FLEXIBLE, DOOR-TO-DOOR, APP DRIVEN VAN SERVICE Read the full version at: http://jamesrobertdeal.org/door-to-door-transit/ January 25, 2018 Summary If we were to...read more
Fight smart meters. File your own small claims case. Sue for $5,000. Small claims forms included. We can eliminate traffic congestion and make it possible to get around without a car.read more
Utility companies only have an easement to install and maintain a meter which reports on total watt hours used on a monthly basis. It does not have an easement to install a smart meter which collects data on your every electrical behavior. Thus, smart meters are a trespass. Demand that your utility company produce the easement which authorizes these intrusive non-meter functions.read more
File your own smart meter small claims case. Sue if you have already been smart metered. Sue if your electric company is planning to smart meter you. Attorneys are not allowed in small claims court. Use of these forms does not create an attorney-client relationship.
I believe that the attached small claims form is ready to go. I am suggesting that apartment manager David get all ten of the tenants plus the landlord to file small claims cases together, each suing for $5,000. The filing fee is only $29. Your use of my forms does not create an attorney-client relationship. My forms are merely suggested forms. You should have them reviewed by your own attorney, even if he cannot go to court with you.read more
The Coalition Against So-Called Advanced Meters demands that Seattle cease deployment of so-called advanced meters and remove the so-called advanced meters it has already deployed. Said meters will raise electric bills, will expose consumers with harmful radiation, waste electricity, intrude on personal privacy, are subject to being hacked, will make some people sick immediately, and will affect the health of all of us in the long term.read more
Avoid GE digital electronic meters. They are almost as bad as so-called AMI advanced meters, also referred to as smart meters. They lack a path to ground. They contain inferior surge protection protective only up to 300 volts. They catch fire. They emit dirty electricity and expose occupants to unwanted electromagnetic radiation. They do not measure watt hours accurately. They cost more. They have a shorter life expectancy.read more
James Robert Deal radio program. http://www.JamesRobertDeal.org/Radio/. How to eliminate traffic congestion. James Robert Deal is a real estate attorney and real estate broker. Use him as your listing broker or buyer broker and get the legal advice for free. www.WashingtonAttorneyBroker.comread more