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Posted on December 9 at 9:02 p.m.

Thank you, Pan, (and the many other Sacred Warriors who are walking a powerful path for Peace, Justice, and Community.) I would be honored to have you at my sentencing...please bring a hundred other enlightened souls to demand justice and expose the EducRat$ and we'll have a Glorious Revolution. Namaste, Dear Pan and all the Good People of Santa Barbara, from k8longstory 4 (please google "School to Prison Pipeline" and Legal Abuse Syndrome)

On K-9 Dysphunqshun

Posted on June 10 at 12:55 p.m.


The district spent over $60,000. for crony consultants to "find" Cash; Brian Sarvis RETIRES and then he'll take over Bill Cirone's job and run as an incumbent in 2012.




Public Employees Double Dip in Retirement

There is a growing number of public employees who are retiring one day and then going right back to the same jobs the next, enabling them to supplement their income with retirement benefits without really retiring at all. The practice, restricted under law by many states but commonplace nonetheless because of loopholes, has come under fire recently by critics who say such "double dipping" is endangering the financial health of state pension funds, says the New York Times.

Carlos Bejarano, 58, the superintendent of the Isaac School District in west Phoenix, is the latest example of a nonretiring retiree:
· He intends to officially give up working on June 30 and then go back the very next day to the very same job, as a consultant for a private education firm.
· He will receive the same salary and benefits of about $150,000 a year, along with a pension of about $100,000.
· His restructuring comes as the struggling school district he oversees is planning to lay off staff members and close two schools.

Source: Marc Lacey, "For Some Phoenix Officials, Retirement Is Just a Pay Supplement," New York Times, April 1, 2011
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Public Employees Double Dip in Retirement, NCPA

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On Homecoming King

Posted on September 12 at 7:49 p.m.

Millions of public monies have already been spent on the New County Jail Project of Santa Maria. Just last SB Board of Supervisors meeting (September 7, 2010) there was an administrative calendar item, A-6 (no comment or discussion), that allocated $150,000. on top of almost $50,000 already paid, to a law firm in Santa Maria to negotiate a contract for the land where the new jail is to be built.

The next item on the agenda, A-7, (also not discussed), was the South Coast Gang Task Force. Millions in state, federal, and grant dollars are paid to county administrators, elected politicians, and non-profits to grease the School-to-Prison Pipeline. There are no programs involved to assist youth, no preventative measures or intervention services. BOS Chair Janet Wolf accidentally stated that fact at a GTF Leadership Council.

Money goes directly into the back pockets of those who are in the Education-Prison-Industrial Complex (EPIC); Rat King Bill Cirone and His Cronies are in charge of the operation. Politicians gets huge compaign contributions from unions and non-profits; retiring administrators and staff members get a hefty chunk of the public money so that their retirement benefits are increased. For example, SB City Administrator, Don Olson, got $40,000. per year from the Cal/GRIP grant.

I haven't been able to look at ousted SB CEO Michael Brown's portion, (I'm restrained from entering the administrative building) but I attended the Executive Council GTF meeting where Mike Brown made it clear that the county was going to have to be "cut in on the deal"---and A-7 (SB BOS, September 7, 2010) is just that---the shift of millions of public funds for creation of more county administrative positions, greasing the Pipeline, which incarcerates instead of educating black and Hispanics, destroying children and families.

This is the reason they got restraining orders against me. Every time I saw something on the agenda, I got up and spoke at the public podium. There was too much truth in my words; they had to shut me up.

Corporations control the Republican politicos and BureaucRats and the unions support the EducaRat$ and DemocRat$. Our democracy is in peril.

Many of the blogger comments to the Measure S online articles show that the electorate is quite savvy, and I doubt that Sheriff Brown will get a new jail any time soon.

There is a growing awareness of deep-seated and wide-spread corruption in Santa Barbara country.


Kate Smith

aka k8longstory 4

On Pushing for Jail Tax

Posted on September 12 at 12:42 p.m.

Money can't buy Love, Health, or Happiness.

"Be who you are and say what you feel, for those who mind, don't matter, and those who matter, don't mind." ---Dr. Seuss

Just be happy, and "travel light in life, take only what you need: a loving family, good friends, simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you back. Enough to eat, enough to wear, and more than enough to drink, because thirst is a dangerous thing."

k8longstory 4

On Given your wish, would you rather be:

Posted on September 9 at 3:49 p.m.

The Prison Guard and Probation Officers' Union is the most powerful in the state; politicians either support them and reap thousands in donations, or they are thrown out of office by mailers that use fear-mongering tactics. (See Attorney Bob Sanger's statements in SB Independent last winter.)

As COLAB states, only half of this tax initiative goes to construct and operate the new jail, the rest goes into the Education-Politico-Industrial Complex (EPIC) and the School-to-Prison Pipeline (google it, fercrissakes) that incarcerates instead of educates the low-socio-economic youth---blacks and Hispanics.

My license plate is VINDK8; I blew my horn to "sound out a warning: DANGER! Our democracy is in peril." (Peter and Paul will perform tomorrow!)

I am a victim of severe retaliation against WHISTLEBLOWERS. I was illegally disqualified from the ballot and have been railroaded and steam-rolled with restraining orders twice.

Truth Will Out; Justice Prevails! Meet me in front of the SB Court House to blow the whistle on deep-seated and wide-spread corruption in Santa Barbara County!

This year, I'm running for the Santa Ynez High School Board of Education because the Voter Registrar, Joe Holland, and Bill Cirone and His Cronies insist it is my "schol district of residence." Not! 3400 Gibraltar Road is the Old Sunburst, just past Climbing Rock and before Hanglider's Skyport; it is the 3/4 mark of the Pier to Peak run. I'm ten minutes from Roosevelt Elementary and an hour-and-a-half from Santa Ynez High.

Wake up, Santa Barbara! We're the Perfect Storm of Injustice. (Cheers to Heidi Garcia, Shawn Terris, Jim Egar, Ann Goodrich, et al for standing up to the bureaucRat$ and educRat$.)

None of the newspapers will cover my story because they depend upon government and school revenues.

Say it ain't so, Nick!

Truth goes through three stages: first it is ridiculed, next it is violently opposed, and then it is accepted as truth self-evident.

Namaste and Shana Tovah,

Kate Smith

On Pushing for Jail Tax

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