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Yes folks, the developers who run this county have crossed a line from which there is no return and government is not helping. In fact, they're assisting. Two stories....
First: Kent Manor.
"Why the rush? Why the Secrecy?" - Lou Tartaro.Second: The Retreat at the Clearcut and Mountaintop Removal Site in Carmel
The Journal News reports that Lori Kemp, the woman whose life has been screwed by Pulte Homes, Paul Camarda, Judge O'Rourke and the Town of Carmel, was arrested for allegedly shoving an employee who was dropping boulders on her property line with a backhoe. There is the possibility that the rocks were being dropped *on her property* as pipes and lines have been run through her property previously by the same developer without regard. Ms. Kemp, 51, stands just above 5' and weighs barely 100 lbs. Imagine her pushing a backhoe operator hard enough to put him down and allegedly cause injury. It's possible, no doubt, but probable?I've written before about the failure of government and people write back to agree. I've written before asking you to take action and you write back and say you would but were afraid to be labeled this or that or feared you might 'get into trouble'. Well, excuse me for asking, but what the f*ck are you afraid of? When county government can abrogate their responsibilities and lay the blame on innocents and when the entire political establishments of one our towns is in an incestuous relationship with developers who seek profit at the expense of the well being of fellow residents, you have to get into trouble. You have to stand up. You have to speak out and you have to take action.
Revolutions are messy business and we'd best get our muck boots on and get to work unless, of course, you like things just the way they are.
Yeah, you're going to get in trouble. And yes, you're going to be targeted and maligned and yes, you may feel the weight of government pressing their boots on the back of your necks but deal with it. Let me tell you, I've been there and they've thrown the worst they can at me and I'm still here and still fighting. And yeah, it hurt bad and it was some of the worst days, weeks and months of my life, but it hasn't swayed me one iota nor has it softened my resolve. And though they've done their best to beat me down they've failed to silence me or this outlet.
Just imagine if people like Lori and I weren't fighting alone. Just imagine what it would be like if everyone who agreed with us set their fears aside and got active? We'd scare the shite out of the powers that be and perhaps beat them into submission for a change. Hey, it's not just a dream if you make it happen. So, make it happen.
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