We share this video again to segue from discussions of NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG and THE NETWORK from which they operate illegal black market surveillance video and PORN as PORN MULES for global SEX TRADE-----THE NETWORK being the public surveillance cameras and microphones placed on our public streets, sidewalks, alleys---and inside private businesses capturing our every move and conversation ----Baltimore being totally covered by these 'public surveillance' structures----you know, it's about keeping the people 'SAFE'.
We will do a DEPOSITION today which discusses how THE NETWORK is used by NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG for illegal activities---while acting as a global banking 1% CIVIL UNREST CIVIL WAR HOMELAND SECURITY structure.
WHEN 'THE NETWORK' IS USED ALL DAY EVERY DAY BY PEOPLE TELLING OTHER PEOPLE FAKE INFORMATION AND PROPAGANDA -----IT IS A 'MEDIA OUTLET'.
I've updated my BURKA protections with NOSY NEIGHBORS giving different FEEDBACK ---some saying they cannot see through these coverups------some saying they are still seeing through these protections.
'Homeland Security streetlights include surveillance cameras ...www.naturalnews.com/034045_
Big_Brother... Homeland Security streetlights include surveillance cameras and loud speakers. The street light surveillance systems are fail-proofed because they are linked together through underground cables and a wireless network, so if one goes out, the rest still work in tandem. If you thought the Patriot Act was an infringement of civil and personal rights,...'
Below we see a video explaining the fact that these street surveillance structures whether tied to street lights or other street equipment are equipped with LOUD SPEAKERS. When I say in my DEPOSITION that I am hearing FEEDBACK from THE NETWORK-----it is these LOUD SPEAKERS in public spaces I am hearing. Of course NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG bring that same NETWORK capacity inside hacked/captured homes/apartments.
THIS IS WHAT I CALL FEEDBACK from NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG ------on THE NETWORK.
What I call FEEDBACK from public NETWORK is so pervasive it creates all the GROUP SPEAK AND CHATTER----and it targets people being HIT.
Orwell Was Right-New Street Lights To Have "Homeland Security" Applications.flv
Published on Oct 26, 2011
New street lights that include "Homeland Security" applications including speaker systems, motion sensors and video surveillance are now being rolled out with the aid of government funding. The Intellistreets system comprises of a wireless digital infrastructure that allows street lights to be controlled remotely by means of a ubiquitous wi-fi link and a miniature computer housed inside each street light, allowing for "security, energy management, data harvesting and digital media," according to the Illuminating Concepts website.
According to the company's You Tube video of the concept, the primary capabilities of the devices include "energy conservation, homeland security, public safety, traffic control, advertising, video surveillance." In terms of Homeland Security applications, each of the light poles contains a speaker system that can be used to broadcast emergency alerts, as well as a display that transmits "security levels" (presumably a similar system to the DHS' much maligned color-coded terror alert designation), in addition to showing instructions by way of its LED video screen. The lights also include proximity sensors that can record both pedestrian and road traffic. The video display and speaker system will also be used to transmit Minority Report-style advertising, as well as Amber Alerts and other "civic announcements". With the aid of grant money from the federal government, the company is about to launch the first concept installation of the system in the city of Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Sunday, I left early for my weekend hiking excursion this time heading to a BEAUTIFUL Cylburn Arboretum Park-----public park on grounds once owned by early 1900 ROBBER BARONS.
The entire day was enjoyable except for a few NOSY NEIGHBOR AND THE GANG incidences including use of public surveillance structure to track and target me with sexually harassing GROUP SPEAK.
So, even in this beautiful park no one can escape being watched and having their conversations recorded/heard.
I am saying nothing bad about the park---or the staff-----this is DEEP, DEEP REALLY DEEP STATE in the making.
I start the day going to one community to see a smaller park stopping in a convenience store for coffee. The NETWORK surveillance inside that store says-----
SHE ONLY HAS A DOLLAR SO CAN ONLY BUY A BOTTLED WATER.
The NETWORK suggests I forget the coffee and buy a water because they know how much money I have on me----from THE PUBLIC SURVEILLANCE and illegal surveillance INSIDE MY APARTMENT.
I then go to a small business cafe needing to use a restroom. When I am approaching that business FEEDBACK says-------YOU NEED TO HIT HER SHE'S GOING TO USE THE BATHROOM. On that same public surveillance someone says THE BUSINESS DOES NOT WANT YOU TO SAY THOSE THINGS OUTSIDE----ergo, the business doesn't want people to know it has cameras in its RESTROOMS.
I hear all this as I go inside and enter that business' restroom. Luckily, I have a SUPER-DUPER BURKA portable for these times of using public bathrooms. I put on the burka inside bathroom and I here in FEEDBACK -----
I CANNOT SEE HER---SHE HAS COVERED HERSELF.
This let's me know this business does indeed have cameras in their bathrooms---they are NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG creating TOILET CAM PORN. That is bad news---but, maybe my new SUPER-DUPER BURKA is working. Just testing it right now. Of course when a business owner peering into a bathroom sees a customer put a BURKA on to use toilet---there is suspicion of TOILET CAM-----so, owners and staff doing this HITTING are embarrassed -----shamed and humiliated.
GOOD COFFEE AND SCONES---
At the smaller park while walking around I have people CHATTERING about having SEEN ME and how I should be embarrassed but I am not---because I am a VICTIM----the shame goes to NOSY NEIGHBORS PEERING INTO MY APARTMENT.
I get to CYLBURN Park and have a great time with birds, bees, flowers, and trees.
Throughout the touring I am still hearing CHATTER that this person and that person has SEEN ME-----that I am being HIT----but nothing aggressive. Men like to say----
SHE KNOWS I HAVE SEEN HER ---SHE SHOULD BE KEPT INSIDE HER HOUSE----like they treated women in DARK AGES.
Just a few examples which I tie to THE NETWORK as with NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG being used to create CIVIL UNREST CIVIL WAR between POPULATION GROUPS.
I am looking at every bed of PLANTS as I see a few black women in gazebo photographs of graduation---perfect site. THE NETWORK public surveillance LOUD SPEAKERS say--------SHE IS AFRAID OF US. SHE IS AFRAID OF US. These are the black NOSY NEIGHBORS some HITTING me at home but on THE NETWORK what this does is create tension between me as a WHITE WOMAN and those ladies being BLACK WOMEN. So, the BLACK WOMEN at the gazebo looking at me wondering if I am going to be THREATENING because I supposedly am AFRAID OF THEM. Which I am NOT.
They stand wondering why am at the gazebo when THE NETWORK public surveillance LOUD SPEAKERS say----
SHE'S JUST LOOKING AT THE PLANTS.
At this point there can be tensions between women and men when men say KEEP THAT WOMAN AT HOME. Tensions between women---black and white --when one STATES a goal of wanting to intimidate or SCARE women in another population group.
SO FAR, I AM NOT AFRAID OF ANYONE-----I AM SIMPLY SEEKING JUSTICE FROM SEXUAL ASSAULTS BY TODAY'S NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG WHILE TRYING TO DISMANTLE THIS STRUCTURE ---WITH LAWSUITS.
One more incidence in this park include an similar interaction with a immigrant women happening to stand near me. THE NETWORK public surveillance LOUD SPEAKER says-----
SHE IS BEING USED AND IMAGES ARE BEING SHARED OF HER----SHE IS BEING HIT.
I don't care about any of this other then what these people targeted for this message thinks. These immigrant women were told I AM BAD----DON'T TALK TO HER------and as they walked away the NETWORK said----SHE IS MAD AND WATCHING YOU. So, these immigrant ladies leave thinking all this is TRUE.....when of course I love our 99% of IMMIGRANTS.
THE PROBLEM FOR OUR NEW IMMIGRANTS IS MANY HAVE BEEN TRAINED TO GROUP SPEAK----CHATTER having nothing to do with being ALL-AMERICAN.
While NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG network are HACKING into these public surveillance on LIGHTS et al---and using those LOUD SPEAKERS for criminal activities-------HOMELAND SECURITY which is tasked with monitoring all this so these surveillance are only used for OFFICIAL HOMELAND SECURITY-------
THAT MONITORING/OVERSIGHT IS NOT HAPPENING---OR, HOMELAND SECURITY LIKES THESE 'MEDIA' ON THESE SYSTEMS.
Anyone can be tracked just as I am -----being HIT and knowing it makes NOSY NEIGHBORS a bit afraid of retaliation----
Centralized Area Video Surveillance System
The Centralized Area Video Surveillance System (CAVSS) — a system of cameras and separate microphones recording video and audio, respectively— furthers the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) mission by collecting and maintaining video images and audio recordings of persons involved in any incidents or disturbances related to DHS/CBP law enforcement at the border, including inspection areas, while seeking entry or admission into the United States. CAVSS uses information technology to collect, maintain, and disseminate personally identifiable information (PII) in the form of video and audio recordings. CBP previously published a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) discussing the use of CAVSS at land border locations. CBP is updating and reissuing this PIA in full to provide notice of the widespread deployment of CAVSS throughout the CBP enterprise.
- DHS/ALL-023 Department of Homeland Security Personnel Security Management
- DHS/ALL-024 Department of Homeland Security Facility and Perimeter Access Control and Visitor Management
- DHS/ALL-025 Law Enforcement Authority in Support of the Protection of Property Owned, Occupied, or Secured by the Department of Homeland Security System of Records
- DHS/CBP-011 TECS
- DHS/CBP-023 Border Patrol Enforcement Records
- DHS/CBP-024 Intelligence Records System (CIRS) System of Records
On the bus ride home a passenger sits down next to me and starts to talk. No problem about his day ---asking about my day. He starts the conversation by saying HE HAS SEEN ME as if that is a good segue into a bus conservation. When I cut it short ---the details of these bus conversations are CAPTURED not only be HOMELAND SECURITY bus surveillance but by these NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG. If you identify yourself as NOT FROM BALTIMORE or new to the city ---if you identify yourself as living in one community or another---having a family---you are staging yourself to be FOLLOWED by a NOSY NEIGHBOR who may be looking for NEW STUFF----TO HIT YOU.
After a small while I hear on FEEDBACK that this man next me is a WATCHER----meaning he is a NOSY NEIGHBOR to which a few others passengers SUPPORT this comment. NOTHING WRONG WITH WATCHING.
This is the problem. When we allow NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG to use terms like WATCHING ----instead of saying they are CRIMINAL TRESPASSERS----who are SEXUALLY ASSAULTING people----
This play on terms is called an EUPHEMISM-----where a very harmful act is made to sound inoffensive----
I'M JUST LOOKING INTO SOMEONE'S HOME WITHOUT THEM KNOWING.
- definition of euphemism by The Free Dictionary
euphemism - an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh. neutralisation, neutralization - (euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation)'
Using myself an my case these are the reasons I am given that NOSY NEIGHBORS 'LOOKING' into my private space is OK:
#1-----I could be dangerous so when I go the bathroom at a business I may be assembling an AK-----47 to take everyone out. At home, I may be communicating with an enemy or trying to create a LAWSUIT against these NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG----that makes me TROUBLE ----with a T on my forehead.
#2---- I am open about fighting against that 5% freemason/Greek player black, white, and brown and NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG are part of that network; ergo, I must be watched because I am working against those POLITICAL MACHINES tied to global banking 1%.
#3-----I am INTELLIGENT and need to be watched as a research project and/or as a threat because INTELLIGENT people don't do GROUP SPEAK AND CHATTER.
The LAST REASON-----#4-----is the real reason------
WE CANNOT MAKE MONEY ON WHAT WE SEE IN THIS APARTMENT---WE NEED HER OUT SO WE CAN GET NEW STUFF---ANOTHER UNKNOWING TENET.
'“Drugs, alcohol, physical abuse, blackmail, threats, fake legal documents, deceitful enticing, promises of fame and money and so much more are used to get the girls to perform what and how the producers desire,” she added.
Pornography doesn’t just cause harm to those held in slavery — it has been linked to premature ejaculation and a loss of sexual control among men, and relationships and families are also devastated by porn'.
This Catholic writer saying good things---KNOW WHAT? If REAL religious leaders in Baltimore or in your neck of the woods STOOD UP AND SHOOK THEIR TAIL FEATHERS on saturated NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG in each community------all this would BE MARGINALIZED.
What I don't like with today's discussions about SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ASSAULTS is this-----it is not only affecting WOMEN-----MEN, BOYS, GIRLS are targeted and HIT and MADE PORN on DARK WEB PORN SITES.
John-Henry Westen, Contributor
Journalist, Catholic, entrepreneur
Want to Stop Sex Trafficking? Look to America’s Porn Addiction
01/28/2015 02:43 pm ET Updated Mar 30, 2015
For decades, pornography has been praised as the epitome of freedom of expression by men and at times women alike. However, as time goes on, social conservatives and feminists alike — as well as various media outlets and academic organizations — are coming to agree that not only does pornography harm individuals and families, but it is also a major factor in the underground sex slave industry.
Earlier this week, the House passed 12 bills to combat sex trafficking. Several of the bills aim to strengthen the State Department’s weapons against traffickers, while others fill gaps in current law.
Two bills that would fill gaps are H.R. 159 and H.R. 285, both of which passed the House on Tuesday.
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According to a House Judiciary Committee aide, H.R. 159, would use Department of Justice grants to incentivize states to match federal law, which considers “any child who is under 18 and subject to commercial sex trafficking [as] a victim.”
Likewise, the aide said, H.R. 285 “is intended to clarify that the existing federal sex trafficking statute...extends to those who advertise children and other victims for sale for sex.”
These and other measures are critical to helping the nearly two million mostly women and girls who are sex slaves at any one time. And they will hopefully join several laws signed by President Obama last year.
As great as these bills are, however, they fail to properly address the most important part of sex trafficking: reducing demand before men use, abuse, and torture women, girls and boys for sadistic personal pleasure. And according to one of the nation’s leading academics studying the effect of pornography — a self-described “radical feminist” — pornography is a key ingredient in that demand.
Dr. Gail Dines, a professor of sociology and women’s studies at Wheelock College who also chairs its American Studies department, said in comment for this piece that “we know that trafficking is increasing — which means demand is increasing. This means that men are increasingly willing to have sex with women who are being controlled and abused by pimps and traffickers.”
“There are only two conclusions here: That men are naturally willing to do this to women — biology — or that they are being socialized by the culture to lose all empathy for women,” Dines said. “I refuse to accept that men are born rapists, porn users, or johns.”
“As an academic, a sociologist, and mother, I believe it is the way men are shaped by society,” said Dines. “The biggest sex educator of young men today is pornography, which is increasingly violent and dehumanizing, and it changes the way men view women.”
Dines is not alone in her view. According to the non-profit Fight The New Drug (FTND), which relies on dozens of studies for its pornography data, “men who go to prostitutes are twice as likely to have watched a porn film in the last year compared to the general population.”
FTND’s research also found that “when these customers show up, many come ready with porn images in hand to show the women they’re exploiting—many of which are human trafficking victims controlled by pimps—what they’ll be forced to do.” The organization cites a 2007 study of 854 women in nine countries that found 49% of women “said that porn had been made of them while they were in prostitution, and 47% said they had been harmed by men who had either forced or tried to force their victims to do things the men had seen in porn.”
In other words, when Americans watch porn, they’re fooled into thinking they are always watching free men and women engaging in consensual sexual intercourse. Contrary to the popular image of the porn industry, many women are being forced to have intercourse, be groped, kicked, beaten, etc.
According to FTND CEO Clay Olsen, “porn fuels the demand for the sex trade” in a way often not seen by those who view porn. “Traffickers have learned to package their product in a way that disguises the fact that the ‘performers’ are forced to participate,” said Olsen.
NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG HERE IN BALTIMORE CALL THOSE THEY 'HIT'----PERFORMERS.
While data on the number of women girls and boys forced into porn is relatively scant, due to its secretive and illegal nature, Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of National Center on Sexual Exploitation, told me that “the 20+ performers I have talked to (some still involved in porn) have all shared stories with me that they were forced and coerced many times over.”
“Drugs, alcohol, physical abuse, blackmail, threats, fake legal documents, deceitful enticing, promises of fame and money and so much more are used to get the girls to perform what and how the producers desire,” she added.
Pornography doesn’t just cause harm to those held in slavery — it has been linked to premature ejaculation and a loss of sexual control among men, and relationships and families are also devastated by porn. The highly-acclaimed movie “Don Jon,” for example, highlighted what is a reality for many couples and families: that addiction to porn tears men away from their girlfriends, spouses, and children. As such, it is often a major factor in divorce.
Again, the Senate and President Obama should take the House’s lead in protecting victims of sex trafficking. However, like any industry, demand is what creates supply. As long as America’s men are being trained to think that violent, disturbing pornography is sexually acceptable, an enormous clientele for sex traffickers is being created every day in homes, college dorms, and apartments across the nation.
Hmmmmmmm, communications over PUBLIC SURVEILLANCE LOUD SPEAKERS in NORTH KOREA is called PROPAGANDA------it is broadcasting as if it were A MEDIA OUTLET.
Know what? As MOVING FORWARD brings WW3 and US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE civil unrest civil war----these LOUDSPEAKERS will be the only MEDIA OUTLET our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE black, white, or brown---men or women-----REAL Jewish, Protestant, Catholic, Muslim, Hindi-Buddhists ---WILL HAVE while those FAKE 5% FREEMASON/GREEK PLAYERS are thrown under bus------when global banking 1% needs NEW STUFF.
So, inside my apartment I constantly remind NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG---what they are doing is not WATCHING---they are committing CRIMINAL TRESPASS AND SEXUAL ASSAULT----that I am building a case which will become a LAWSUIT---CRIMINAL AND CIVIL-----and that NOSY NEIGHBORS may have a CELL MATE who wants to SEE NOSY NEIGHBORS' STUFF.
WOW---how far-right wing global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS-----FASCIST is having a media outlet over LOUD SPEAKERS tied to surveillance structures.
South Korea To Resume Broadcasting Propaganda To The North Over Loudspeakers
January 7, 20164:56 PM ET Merrit Kennedy
South Korea announced plans to restart propaganda broadcasts over its border with North Korea, a day after Pyongyang claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb.
The U.S. is doubtful that the test was actually a hydrogen bomb. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said "The initial analysis is not consistent with North Korean claims of a successful hydrogen bomb." As we reported, South Korea also questioned the claim. There are still many unanswered questions about the nuclear test.
The propaganda broadcasts "are certain to infuriate authoritarian Pyongyang because they are meant to raise questions in North Korean minds about the infallibility of the ruling Kim family," The Associated Press reports.
"The broadcasts typically include news updates, weather updates, anti-North Korean propaganda messages" and even local pop music, NPR's Seoul correspondent Elise Hu says
North Korea views them as an act of war, though as Elise notes, "they're still technically at war anyway."
"The broadcasts last resumed following an 11 year break in August 2015. South Korea stopped them in August following days of talks that resulted in a deal to defuse tensions. It's safe to say those tensions have returned."
BBC reports that the broadcasts are set to start again on Friday, which happens to be the 33rd birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Victor Cha, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, spoke to Morning Edition on Thursday about North Korea's claim and the message it sends:
"People are basing their assessments on the seismic readings which seem to suggest it was not a hydrogen bomb. It's not - the readings are not large enough for it to be a hydrogen bomb. Nevertheless, this is the fourth nuclear test by North Korea. It was more powerful than the three previous tests, and they're clearly advancing their program with each test that they do."
I will be posting a little the results of data collecting over the 5Ws of this NOSY NEIGHBOR AND THE GANG---NETWORK ----but, as I say----the political machines use this HITTING for retaliation and killing political opponents which is part of my problem with being HIT.
Remember the days when a candidate for office would strap a LOUD SPEAKER on top of a car and drive through neighborhoods to shout their platform. Well, today the HOMELAND SECURITY public surveillance LOUD SPEAKERS are being allowed to be used by established political machines to keep their hold on community and county and state POLITICS.
HOW DO WE CLEAN UP US ELECTIONS---WELL, ENDING NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG-----AND THE HACKING INTO THESE SURVEILLANCE LOUD SPEAKERS WOULD BE ONE GOAL--
Who wants to live in a NORTH KOREAN societal structure? NO ONE. Why then do US 99% of WE THE PEOPLE keep allowing MOVING FORWARD with goals of making our US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES operate like NORTH KOREA?
This media outlet----CITY LAB is a global banking 1% ONE WORLD ONE TECHNOLOGY GRID player media-----so, all that is shared is not REAL INFORMATION.
Can Local Candidates Ever Defeat the Political Machine?Nov 7, 2017 CITY LAB
It’s tough to break in to entrenched political systems, even at the local level. Here’s how four women navigated these dynamics in Queens.
This story was produced in collaboration with WNYC.
Even as the last presidential election ignited a wave of activism across the country, with droves of scientists and other non-politicians vowing to run for office, the September primaries in New York City showed that politics is still an insider’s game. Incumbents won every race they ran, reinforcing a populist sentiment across the political spectrum that the system is rigged.
For first-time or outsider candidates, that feeling can make navigating the insular world of local politics daunting. What may strike newcomers as particularly rigged are political machines. At best, these organizations funnel resources to specific candidates. More often, their goal is to hold onto power within a select group, instead of bringing new people into the fold.
In the deep-blue borough of Queens, where 130 different languages are spoken, the Democratic Party speaks largely with one voice. Here, a powerful political machine protects its turf by tapping handpicked candidates and throwing roadblocks up against insurgents who mount a challenge.
It doesn’t happen just in Queens—or in New York City. Machines exist across the country. They come in every ideological stripe, up and down the political food chain. How can first-time candidates ever be victorious against the entrenched—and territorial—establishment? There are broad lessons to draw from four women’s tussles as they tried to enter politics for the first time, learning to work both inside and outside of the machine.
You’ve got to pay your dues
As Donald Trump delivered his ‘American Carnage’ inaugural address this January, 30 women gathered on the 17th floor of a law office in downtown Brooklyn for lessons in running for office. The event was sponsored by Eleanor’s Legacy, a nonprofit that supports pro-choice, Democratic women candidates. But catharsis kept interrupting the curriculum.
One woman raised her hand to say the Democratic party had failed them. Another complained the national operation only talks about raising money.
Kimberly Roberts chimed in from her seat toward the back of the room. Democrats needed to do some self-reflection, she said, about divisions that exist among them. “I take the train from Queens, and you can see the racial division as you travel through Queens—despite the fact that it is the most diverse borough in New York City, a diverse city,” she said.
A few days later, over plates of curried goat and fried calamari at her favorite neighborhood restaurant, Roberts told me why she’s thinking about a career in politics. “There's nobody coming to save us,” she said.
We were in Springfield Gardens, a mostly middle-class neighborhood in southeast Queens, where she was born and raised. She’s 36 years old, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, a graduate of New York University with a Master’s in education from the University of Connecticut.
Kimberly Roberts took a step back from politics when she ran into stickiness with the machine. (Brigid Bergin)Before the election, she was a Peace Corps volunteer in Guyana. That assignment was cut short last fall due to a security threat. Suddenly, Roberts found herself back home at her parents’ house, just as Trump’s Access Hollywood tape emerged.
Hmmmmm, could KIMBERLY ROBERTS be related to CHIEF JUSTICE SUPREME COURT ROBERTS? Don't take these candidates in global banking MEDIA OUTLETS as populist even if the story is.
Roberts was shocked by the state of the campaign. As the reality of Trump’s election sank in, she said there was too much at stake for someone like her in a place like New York City to sit on the sidelines any longer.
So she recalibrated her plans: Instead of dedicating her time to the developing world, she focused on her community at home. Roberts left that Inauguration Day workshop inspired to learn more about running for office. She also met a woman there from her neighborhood—someone who knew more of the rules about how the system works.
Adrienne Adams is the chairperson of the Community Board in Roberts’s neighborhood. There are 59 community boards across New York City, each with up to 50 volunteer members. These are the places where the most hyper-local civic concerns are addressed. Adams encouraged Roberts to apply to be a community board member. You submit an application to the borough president’s office and hope for the best.
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS (BOARDS) IN BALTIMORE HAVE LEADERS APPOINTED BY MAYOR----YOU KNOW, THAT ENTRENCHED POLITICAL MACHINE
Adams has been the Community Board chair for going on five years, and she’s learned a few things along the way. One of the hardest lessons came last year, when she ran for State Senate against an incumbent, James Sanders.
The race was complicated. When Adams announced she was running, it was supposed to be an open seat. Sanders had already indicated plans to challenge his local congressman, but then changed his mind. Even with the backing of the Queens County Democrats—the Queens machine—Adams lost to Sanders.
Political watchers say Adams was just a pawn in a political chess game. The machine sent a message to Sanders, because he wanted to run against an incumbent who was higher up the ladder—Congressman Gregory Meeks. The machine wanted Sanders to know, even though he was also an incumbent, they’d back an outsider to challenge him. The move forced Sanders to run a harder race. The machine doesn’t like it when you mess with one of its own.
In February, Roberts and Adams drove up to the annual gathering of the Black and Latino Caucus in Albany. It was a chance to schmooze with elected officials and power brokers from across the state.
When we spoke by phone after she got back, Roberts sounded deflated. Her ambition and idealism were replaced by questions: She was learning just how hard it is to break in. “Adrienne raised an enormous amount of money, she had an enormous amount of backing. She did a whole lot...and still lost,” said Roberts.
Her ambition and idealism were replaced by questions: She was learning just how hard it is to break in.I had lunch with Adams a few months later. She’s a former corporate trainer with close ties to lots of institutions in her community. And she’s been building her network for years.
“It's tough to penetrate what some call the Queens machine,” said Adams. But she is playing the long game, making sure that those in power knew she was willing to run again.
And sure enough, the next month, she got her chance. When her local City Council member Ruben Wills was convicted of corruption, the Queens County Democrats picked Adams to replace him on the ballot. She won a tough primary in September and is the favorite in this year’s general election.
As for Roberts, she was turned down for that appointment to the community board. The news came in a form letter with no clear explanation as to why. Roberts opted to go back to school to study urban affairs at The New School and volunteer for the Adams campaign. She decided she just wasn’t ready to pursue a career in politics, yet. “That's the reality,” she said. “But I'm not defeated.”
Whether she knows it or not, she’s started to pay her dues.
Don’t forget the little details
Eryka Montoya is a potential spoiler in a Queens City Council primary; Frank Bolz is the lawyer for the Queens Democratic Committee. So, last summer, Bolz headed to a hearing of the New York City Board of Elections to formally object to her presence on the ballot.
YOU HAVE TO STAY WITH ME----------ACCEPT----
When society is filled with LOUD SPEAKERS telling people what to say------who to like-------what to do-----you have a far-right wing global corporate FASCISM-----that HITLER, STALIN/MAO------and today's NORTH KOREAN leader would LOVE or does LOVE.
Please don't think if you are HITTING today you will not be those HIT tomorrow-----that would be history repeating itself.
Hmmmm, MEDIA, RELIGION, SCHOOLS-----how CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA pre-Weimar Germany is THAT?
'How did Hitler establish a totalitarian state in Germany?
The totalitarian state that Adolf Hitler established in Germany included Hitler himself as chancellor, or head, of the German government. The government controlled the press, religion, and schools'.
world in my eyes (LYRICS).wmv
Published on Jul 5, 2012