Democratic voters know this pattern of these few decades of Wall Street pols simply repeating what citizens are saying and then doing nothing because working for Wall Street Baltimore Development is very far-right public policy that kills the middle/working class and poor.
If a candidate is simply saying====REFORM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT----GET A NEW POLICE COMMISSIONER----if they are saying----REBUILD OVERSIGHT AND ACCOUNTABILITY----JOBS, JOBS, JOBS----AFFORDABLE HOUSING, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, AFFORDABLE HOUSING----and not openly shouting against Wall Street Baltimore Development and all these financial instruments, global corporate campuses, all the public justice issues that need to come with these TALKING POINTS....you know that candidate is a PROGRESSIVE POSER---A WALL STREET PLAYER.
I'm going to pick on Joshua Harris this week as an Obama Wall Street global corporate neo-liberal who moved to the GREEN PARTY for better name recognition and to be in the general election. Let's look at Harris' stances on issues:
All Wall Street Baltimore Development candidates always only mention those vacant lots-----30,000 in this case-----and never state that Baltimore can rebuild hundreds of thousands of vacant houses, large warehouses, and vacant lots by rebuilding each community. They instead always target a set number of houses and this leads to only those communities called HEALTHY----the city center communities that are not slated to become GLOBAL CORPORATE CAMPUSES AND GLOBAL CORPORATE FACTORIES.
Harris as an Obama Wall Street pol is not the only one to do this----all establishment candidates do and this is why Harris has from the start ATTENDED ALL BALTIMORE DEVELOPMENT/HOPKINS' FORUMS this election.
TRANSITIONING OUR CITY INTO THE 21ST CENTURY WITH INNOVATORS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP!!!!!!
How Clinton/Obama Wall Street global corporate neo-liberal is that?
Joshua Harris on Housing
With 30,000 plus vacant lots and buildings, Baltimore City is in an enviable position to stimulate its economy and provide livable wage jobs to ex-offenders, truants, and the chronically unemployed.
Unemployed Baltimoreans will be properly trained in whole-house renovation and paid a livable wage during their apprenticeship. Upon completion of training, the targeted group could apply for their journeyman’s license or prepare for entrepreneurship. The City in return would get a supply of homes available to police, teachers, and innovators who would transform, stabilize, and transition our city into the 21st century and generate much needed revenue for Baltimore. Moreover, providing stable jobs to the targeted populations will create a pathway to self-sufficiency that will trigger incredible budgetary savings because social services will be appreciably minimized. Notwithstanding revenue generation and budgetary savings, long-term employment is the best strategy to combat crime.
This public policy on food deserts in Baltimore has indeed come from Johns Hopkins and as with all progressive posing policies we have seen a few million thrown at this issue of food deserts with the pushing of a few community gardens---a few fresh water fish farms----and lots of people brought in as volunteers to do this. When they do bring a food store it is always a national grocery chain. The community gardens are often placed on privately owned real estate that become 'unavailable' after a few years of a community working it.
THIS IS NOT WHAT GROWING A LOCAL, FRESH FOOD ECONOMY IN EACH COMMUNITY LOOKS LIKE.
Harris is indeed deeply tied to Johns Hopkins and its health policy from the emphasis on telemedicine which in Baltimore means GLOBAL HEALTH SYSTEMS AND ONLINE HEALTH CORPORATIONS and moving large numbers of citizens to a telemedicine-access only level of health care. Here Harris is touting a very, very neo-conservative and the most global corporate and profit Hopkins policies------ local distribution centers (LDCs).
A distribution center for a set of products is a warehouse or other specialized building, often with refrigeration or air conditioning, which is stocked with products (goods) to be redistributed to retailers, to wholesalers, or directly to consumers. A distribution center is a principal part, the order processing element, of the entire order fulfillment process.
If your goal is to build a small business fresh food economy in each community----my vision is a grand public greenhouse/barn for animal husbandry with small businesses springing from each----the only fresh food distribution one needs is a small business-owner with maybe a refrigerated truck traveling from this great green space----to other small community gardens-----and then to a few fresh food markets owned by citizens in a community.
What this global corporate vision of DISTRIBUTION CENTER has as a goal is yet another capture of our attempt to keep food local. You can see all these terms are aimed at getting our fresh food to national grocery chains for example -----at fitting all local fresh food production into existing food distribution structures. THAT IS NOT WHAT BUILDING FOOD SECURITY OR FRESH FOOD ECONOMIES IN EACH COMMUNITY WOULD LOOK LIKE. This is the same model used globally in developing nations brought to US International Economic Zone cities like Baltimore by a very Obama Wall Street global corporate neo-liberal candidate like Joshua Harris----and all other candidates for Mayor of Baltimore EXCEPT CINDY WALSH-----
Joshua Harris on HEALTH
Our quality of life is greatly determined by our diets and many communities in Baltimore are food deserts, urban areas in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food. We can significantly reduce Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and some cancers in future generations, and significantly improve the overall health of the present generation, by moderating our diets. We understand people are not going to give up sugar today but if we add fruits and vegetables to the diet, we can offset some of the ill-effects.
Strategically placed local distribution centers (LDCs) within the neighborhoods that are food deserts. This is one of the recommendations from a study completed by Johns Hopkins in 2012 on the food environment in Baltimore. LDCs will connect the corner stores in food deserts to fresh vegetables and fruit. Pathways will be created for families to access nutritious foods and eliminate the most common barrier to eating healthy. LDCs will provide educational workshops on nutrition as well as other classes on healthy living and community well-being. LDCs are also job creators and will absorb some of the ex-offenders and chronically unemployed.
Below Harris identifies Exelon for getting subsidy but he does not shout out against this global corporate capture of our home energy----he never says anything about SMART METERS----or the fact that Maryland Renewable Energy Portfolio is filled with outsourcing to national and global corporations having nothing to do with GREEN ENERGY. Maryland is filled with outsourced connections to all our infrastructure and Harris never mentions this.....he is continuing the Obama strategy of telling US city citizens they are going to be involved in a GREEN ENERGY economy with solar panels. Remember that Obama promise 8 years ago?
'Promoting household transformation to a 21st century economy'
'the abatement of crime and empowerment of communities and their transition into the 21st century'.
This is Wall Street global corporate speak for SMART CITIES-----their version of what SUSTAINABILITY is-----global corporations tell citizens how to be sustainable. It is tied to SMART METERS for home energy and our water. Yes, we need solar energy in Baltimore but you can bet those solar panels will be MADE IN CHINA and installed by workers from all over the nation and world----and as has happened these several years----go to the same global corporate campus and affluent community development as is the Baltimore Development as International Economic Zone Master Plan.
Joshua Harris on Energy
Baltimore has some of the most expensive utility costs, outpacing the likes of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and all others with at least a half million population. Baltimore City residents are still paying some of, if not the highest, electric bills today while Exelon, the parent company of BG&E, became one of the recipients of a half billion dollar welfare payment the city gave to the Beatty Group—Exelon got a plush office at the taxpayers' expense, simultaneously sticking those same taxpayers with excessive utility bills.
Maryland's Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard is a state law which requires electricity suppliers to use renewable energy sources to generate a minimum portion of their retail sales. The renewables requirement is 20% by 2022 and beyond. The law was amended in April 2007 to include a solar-photovoltaic (PV) requirement of 2% by 2022. Producing 20% of its electricity from clean energy would reduce Maryland's global warming pollution by 11 million metric tons in 2025 – the equivalent of taking 2.4 million cars off the road. Solar energy at that scale would help Maryland comply with the goals of the Clean Power Plan – the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed plan to reduce U.S. global warming pollution from the power sector by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030.
Establish solar manufacturing in Baltimore City to make solar affordable for economically-challenged households and create much needed employment opportunities for those targeted populations. Promoting household transformation to a 21st century economy has many benefits and not the least being a reduction of dependence on fossil fuels but also significant reduction and over a period of time, elimination of electric bills. The worst case scenario is stabilized electric rates.
Aside from the relief households would realize from saving on electric expenses and a healthier environment, solar manufacturing makes sense from the employment opportunities it opens up for targeted populations. Growth in the solar industry from November 2012 to November 2013 was 10 times faster than the national average for employment; the Maryland solar industry employed 2,000 people in 2013.
The solar initiative would complement our initiative to turn the 30,000 vacant buildings and lots into performing assets. Each new or renovated house coming online will be energy efficient, using a minimum of 35% renewable energy as a source for generating electricity. The payback time on this investment is approximately 6.5 years, thereafter becoming self-sustaining. But far more important than the economic factors are the human development and fulfillment, the abatement of crime and empowerment of communities and their transition into the 21st century.
Here Harris is pushing the current Johns Hopkins very, very global corporate privatization education policies for K-12 and bringing vocational training down to 6th grade as does Gutierrez. This is what exists overseas-----the tiered tracking of students by testing will have institutions like Hopkins taking testing data and tracking our children into vocational paths and if you are not advanced placement you will be assigned a corporate campus school that takes students as apprentices right into these corporate jobs. If you are advanced placement you may get to stay in school through middle-school and then head out as the same global corporate campus apprenticeship
in what is now high-skilled jobs but under International Economic Zone and Trans Pacific Trade Pact policies will have US workers in high-skill competing against and paid the same as foreign workers----these foreign workers will be paid in our US International Economic Zones what they would in China, India, or Malaysia----and so too will Baltimore and Maryland citizens tied to these global corporate campuses.
Harris is talking here of Hopkins and its corporate R and D product patenting mill---- and the fact all Maryland universities and colleges are being pushed into global education. What percentage of Baltimore citizens do you think will actually access this impressive structure Harris describes? Well, we will be competing with the Best of the Best in the World!
'We will create pathways to the “middle class” with robust housing and energy policies'.
'to partnering with our world class colleges and universities. Through the excellent incubation system of Baltimore’s universities, startups will have access to advanced research facilities',
Joshua Harris on EDUCATION
We need to develop alternative means to the middle class using our education system as a catalyst to prepare our youth for life and the workforce. I propose we start career orientation as early as 7th and 8th grades and allow augmentation of high school with preparation for employment. The students can supplement their academic course work with one or multiple vocational skills.
We will create pathways to the “middle class” with robust housing and energy policies. The jobs that are spawned by transitioning to a 21st economy will be available to those who do not desire to go to college. Notwithstanding the lives that will be positively impacted, we can diminish the drain on our public safety net by empowering people to move toward self-sufficiency.
Knowledge, research and learning are at the core of Baltimore's Green Economy and workforce, and will include the full education cycle, from elementary and high schools to partnering with our world class colleges and universities. Through the excellent incubation system of Baltimore’s universities, startups will have access to advanced research facilities, and each student in every graduating class will help to create an unmatched talent pool in America's new clean energy hub.
This is all Harris says on crime. Again he references that same small number of vacant homes and lots and as is his agenda-----the only development will continue in HEALTHY communities as city center communities are called.
It is critical Baltimore voters move away from this HEALTHY community development strategy because it centers on the Master Plan of surrounding communities and greater Baltimore having these global corporate campuses and global factories with only a city center we all know will be filled with the rich from around the world brought as factory owners or executives.
This push on policy for ex-offenders is progressive posing. I think ex-offenders in Baltimore know when all these job training programs for low-income citizens over decades produced NO JOBS for what were citizens in Baltimore with no criminal records.
Joshua Harris on CRIME
Create pathways to employment. It is today accepted as fact, just as the earth is round, that employment significantly reduces an individual’s propensity to return to crime. A robust whole-house renovation program will sustain a sizable workforce for years. According to the Baltimore Housing Authority, the city has 16,000 vacant buildings and 14,000 vacant lots, which represents a tremendous opportunity to develop many careers and businesses for ex-offenders and potential offenders. This initiative is discussed in more detail under “HOUSING”.
I don't even need to say anything to this. Wall Street global corporate pols always focus issues on low-wage citizens who then never see anything happen. These voters will not be fooled this election.
I will interject here how GLOBAL CORPORATE GREEN PARTY tied to the same global corporate campus and the goal of attaching all our community structures to these campuses----living, eating, working, being schooled on these global corporate campuses and all of this is called SUSTAINABILITY AND CORPORATE SOCIALISM.
Joshua Harris on Employment
Jobs, jobs, jobs. The real unemployment rate in the inner city is at epidemic levels and far worse than noted. Each solution has an employment component and a targeted population (ex-offenders, high school dropouts, truants and the chronically unemployed).
For those not knowing the Aspen Institute public policy think tank-----they are a Clinton/Obama think tank that addresses issues of social justice and it never addresses the issues of the affects of Wall Street, global corporations, or Baltimore Development Corporations in each US city as the problem. It never speaks to keeping International Economic Zones or global corporate campuses at bay-----it is simply a Wall Street global corporate policy stance on how to address social ills that poses progressive in doing so. Look, Black Charities are tied to this think tank as they are to Baltimore Development, the US FED, and all of the decades of public policy in Baltimore these few decades.
For those not knowing Wye River in Maryland is a very exclusive and wealthy enclave carved into a very poor and rural Eastern Shore of Maryland. Aspen is of course a global resort and this resembles the DAVOS SWITZERLAND setting for the global 1% in Europe. This is who Aspen Institute is----yet another Brookings Institute et al on what our American social structure will become in an International Economic Zone ONE WORLD structure.
Black Charities being tied to this organization is the same as the NAACP and Urban League being tied to Clinton Wall Street global corporate neo-liberals these few decades----MORE OF THE SAME. Yes, Harris was sent as an Obama machine candidate and yes he is funded by that Obama machine and our Baltimore Black Charities AS AN OBAMA WALL STREET GLOBAL CORPORATE NEO-LIBERAL NOW RUNNING AS GREEN PARTY.
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The Aspen Institute is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1950 as the Aspen Institute of Humanistic Studies. The organization is dedicated to "fostering enlightened leadership, the appreciation of timeless ideas and values, and open-minded dialogue on contemporary issues". The institute and its international partners promote the pursuit of common ground and deeper understanding in a nonpartisan and nonideological setting through regular seminars, policy programs, conferences, and leadership development initiatives. The institute is headquartered in Washington, D.C., USA, and has campuses in Aspen, Colorado (its original home) and near the shores of the Chesapeake Bay at the Wye River in Maryland. It has partner Aspen Institutes in Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Paris, Lyon, Tokyo, New Delhi, Prague and Bucharest, as well as leadership initiatives in the United States and on the African continent, India, and Central America.
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Joshua Harris on Social Justice
There is currently a lack of justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within the city. There is also a lack of justice and accountability of our police department and judicial system.
Advocate to ensure all constituents' right to equitable treatment, support for their human rights, and a fair allocation of community resources. I will work to ensure that people are not discriminated against. I will assess current policy and legislation, address any that may be unjust and implement new policy and legislation using the Associated Black Charities Ten Essential Questions for Policy Development, Review and Evaluation as a guide, to ensure they are racially, culturally, and socioeconomically just.
I am committed to counteracting the devastating effects of systemic disenfranchisement. There are many organizations in Baltimore which provide essential human services to those in need. While my administration wholeheartedly supports this work, our approach will be different. We will address the systems that create those needs in the first place.With regard to restoration of community police relationships, we will work with police leadership to ensure cultural competency training as well as community-based policing that promotes organizational strategies. These changes support the systematic use of community partnerships and problem-solving techniques which proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues. The community should be involved in the process of training our officers all the way through substantive review of any infractions.
My administration will work to change our city, police, and judicial culture to that of accountability and transparency.