We discussed in detail LIVE WHERE YOU WORK via FOXCONN and all global factory campuses-----worker dormitories industrial cafeteria food. These will be coming to US cities including Baltimore tied to an UNDERARMOUR-----AMAZON.COM robotics and drones-----and Hopkins and UMMS Biotech. What we want to look at today is what we called MOBIL METH LABS-----in sarcasm-----being built in China by multi-national PHARMA and biologics corporations tied to GE----as a private military contractor------Bill Gates and Warren Buffet global PHARMA and biologics---and of course BEZOS--Amazon.com gone health care corporation.
MOBIL BIOTECH FACTORY is modeled after USSR GULAG factories and China's PHARMA corporations have been the model for forced prison labor ---including of course political prisoners and mentally ill. We KNOW China's history of global PHARMA as REHABILITATION forced labor. The Chinese as well located these factories in remote places out of sight because they are so brutal and repressive.
CHINESE GLOBAL PHARMA MOBIL BIOTECH WERE -----LIVE WHERE YOU WORK.
There are a million reasons 99% of US WE THE PEOPLE should be against these remote facilities -----no oversight no quality control----no oversight in hands of third world corporation who knows the ingredients. These are public health issues as the US has IMPORTED its PHARMA from China these few decades. PHARMA corporations getting profiteering prices from CHINESE MOBIL PHARMA CORPORATION FACILITIES forced labor.
We knew all US corporations being pushed overseas to Asian Foreign Economic Zones drove this LAST GULAG of Chinese REHABILITATION factories across all industries-----but this article from 1991 makes it sound as if this is a dying breed. The GE MOBIL BIOTECH FACTORY is expanding the definition of GULAG rehabilitation forced labor factories.
The Last Gulag
By Charles Lane On 9/22/91 at 8:00 PM
Revelations about China's brutal labor camps raise questions about Bush's tolerance for Beijing Watchtowers and brick walls line the lonely gray highway between Qinghai and Tibet in northwestern China. In the fields, the prisoners, in tattered blue uniforms, shuffle to work under the harsh gaze of their guards. Most of the inmates in China's labor reform camps are common criminals; but according to secret Chinese documents obtained by NEWSWEEK, perhaps 100,000 of the estimated 10 million denizens of China's prisons have been jailed for nothing more than opposing the government in Beijing. Many, like Li Lin, a labor activist, were arrested in the crackdown that followed the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. Li endured months of beatings, psychological abuse and forced labor. "The prison was so horrible," Li told NEWSWEEK in Hong Kong, where he lives now, thanks to an international campaign to win his release. "I thought I'd never get out..." Many never do. Some prisoners are kept at work long after their sentences: the authorities call it "forced job placement."
Communism is crumbling in the Soviet Union. But it is alive and well inside the thousands of remote prison camps and detention centers that dot the Chinese countryside. China is the last major communist state, and its penal system is the last gulag. "The labor reform camps are the reason China is so stable," says Harry Wu, a Hoover Institute scholar who was incarcerated in China for 19 years and secretly revisited more than 20 camps last summer to document the horrifying conditions (page 30). The threat of the gulag helps Beijing keep a lid on political dissent: economic reforms have brought brisk growth, but political freedom is still unknown.
China's human-rights abuses are an embarrassing foreign-policy dilemma for President Bush. Like Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon, Bush has downplayed Chinese repression in the interest of maintaining Beijing as a strategic ally. Bush, who was Gerald Ford's diplomatic emissary to Beijing in the mid-'70s, clearly feels a deep personal investment in the U.S.-China relationship. He has been on the defensive lately, battling congressional calls for sanctions against China. But officials say he won't budge: "It is safe to say that the president is deeply disappointed by the behavior of the Chinese," says one senior administration official. "It is also safe to say that as long as the situation does not get worse, U.S. policy will remain the same.
Hoping to protect its relationship with Washington, Beijing has tried to hide what goes on inside China's prisons. But recently released prisoners confirm that for millions of convicts, life consists of little more than a handful of corncakes a day, routine beatings and two trips to the toilet. An estimated 3 million inmates, "sentenced" to "labor reeducation," have had no trial. They labor in factories, where they are beaten if they don't fill their daily production quotas. Wu estimates that hundreds of thousands of exconvicts still endure "forced labor," earning only 6O percent of a normal salary. They live just outside the prison walls but are forbidden to return home.
There are far fewer political prisoners than in Chairman Mao's day, when millions at a time were arrested and sent away without trial. And for the most part, prisoners aren't starving to death the way they did during the 1960s famine. Since Deng Xiaoping launched his reforms more than a decade ago, he has encouraged the development of at least the semblance of a legal system. But even Chinese documents admit that the prisons regularly flout laws regulating treatment of prisoners.
Now, evidence that China is exporting gulag goods-everything from wrenches to steel pipes and denim--can only make it harder for Bush to defend the special relationship. Bush recently told Montana Democratic Sen. Max Baucus that he had been given assurances that Beijing would take ,'steps" to stop the illegal trade. But a U.S. official familiar with the question told NEWSWEEK he has no idea what steps, if any, the Chinese have actually taken. The State Department has just reassigned all of its personnel working on prisons and prison labor. Officials call it a routine move.
Before Tiananmen, the Chinese openly acknowledged their use of prison labor: reports put the value of exports produced by inmates at between $100 million and $150 million. But after the protests, Beijing, fearful of jeopardizing its Most Favored Nation trading status, has repeatedly denied such exports exist. In May, Chinese Ambassador to the United States Zhu Qizhen said, "Reform-through-labor units are not allowed to do any export business at all." But just months after that, Wu secretly videotaped conversations with prison wardens who export their products to the United States.
China's prison trade is an offshoot of Deng's efforts to liberalize the country's economy, which made prisons responsible for their own financial survival. The Shanghai Number Seven Labor Reform Detachment, known to the outside world as the Laodong Steel Pipe Works, brags in its glossy brochure that its steel pipe has been exported to Southeast Asia, South America, the United States, Japan and West Germany. According to a June 1990 article in an official internal-use-only criminal justice journal, the New Life Cotton Cloth Mill, a prison factory in coastal Jiangsu province, earned $28.5 million from exports between 1983 and 1988. According to the article's author, the factory has exported its underwear and cotton cloth to Japan, the United States and Germany.
We shared yesterday where GE was installing these REMOTE BIOTECH FACILITIES in China------of course the goal is bringing the same to Western nations including Foreign Economic Zones like Baltimore. Ireland is that third world Foreign Economic Zone COLONIZED by UK-----
If we looked at pictures of these remote mobile PHARMA/biologic factories they look like a concrete military bunker designed as a MASH unit. Those concrete buildings with no windows are typical of Chinese-style PHARMA forced labor factories. THIS IS LIVE WHERE YOU WORK.
There are two major reasons GE and global PHARMA are designing and implementing these MOBIL BIOTECH facilities. First, the Chinese 99% of citizens are sick and tired of multi-national corporations and do not freely want to work in them any more. So, global corporations now have to go into rural China to find labor. Second, PHARMA facilities are TOXIC----as are METH LABS. The reason METH LABS move all the time outside of avoiding detection is that location becomes to TOXIC to work. So too----GLOBAL PHARMA/BIOLOGICS.
We already know this remoteness is tied to continuing Chinese-style forced prison labor. China has called this REHABILITATION.
What MOVING FORWARD US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES has as a goal----allowing Asian global PHARMA come to US to operate the same including helping themselves to our US 99% black, white, brown citizens especially those prison pipeline 2,000, 000 being told all this is LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE reforms of prison policy.
Biotech and housing doesn't need to be an all-or-nothing experiment
In This Article
- Biotech Topic
- Carla Boragno Person
- Commercial Real Estate Industry
By Ron Leuty – Reporter, San Francisco Business Times
Feb 2, 2018, 5:09pm
Genentech has highlighted problems with a draft environmental impact report around Oyster Point Development's proposal to put 1,200 housing units within a half-mile of Genentech's massive South San Francisco campus. But a little experimentation could make this work for everyone.
Hmmm, private military contractor moving into our US public health care system------how did we have the strongest in world history health care and outcomes without global military contractors controlling policy?
The 21st Century Corporation
GE Digs Deeper Into Biotech with New Irish Factories
September 19, 2016
General Electric (ge, -2.72%) is digging deeper into biotechnology with plans to build four prefabricated drug factories in Ireland, bringing to Europe a low-cost manufacturing concept it first pioneered in China.
The U.S. conglomerate, better known for making jet engines and turbines, said on Monday it would invest 150 million euros ($167 million) in a biopharmaceutical campus in county Cork. The new factories on the site will be owned and run by GE customers.
The GE BioPark Cork site is expected to create 500 jobs by the time it is fully operational, in a boost for Ireland, whose low tax rates have helped it attract top drug companies.
GE reckons its off-the-shelf modules are 25 to 50% cheaper than the traditional plants needed for making complex biological medicines. They can also be constructed in just 18 months rather than the typical three years.
See also: How Beth Comstock Is Lighting up GE
The first such GE prefab factory was built for JHL Biotech in China, where it recently started operations. Pfizer has also a so-called KUBio unit going up in China. Both these factories are designed to produce cut-price biosimilars, or copies of expensive biotech drugs.
Demand for such biosimilars is set to increase as patents expire on top-selling injectable medicines like AbbVie’s Humira for rheumatoid arthritis and Roche’s breast cancer treatment Herceptin.
KUBio factories offer GE a way to build up its presence in biotech medicine, which it sees as a central plank of its life sciences business. GE life sciences sales reached $4 billion in 2015, out of total GE Healthcare revenue of $18 billion.
E Digs Deeper Into Biotech with New Irish Factories
We showed last week where in British Columbia global Chinese corporation was allowed to buy a Canadian senior housing system and the steps it is taking to assure this Chinese corporation operates in British Columbia as regards caring for seniors as it does in China. It was the Canadian government allowing that global 1% Chinese corporation to buy a Canadian senior care facility that opened the door to GLOBAL TRADE AGREEMENTS protecting global 1% Chinese corporation against all Canadian laws and 99% citizens' rights.
Fast forward to today in US and here we have this same thing------in of course the BIOTECH industry. Below we see in Silicon Valley where these worker dormitories are only a 1/2 mile away from PHARMA FACTORY.
'Biotech and housing doesn't need to be an all-or-nothing experiment
By Ron Leuty – Reporter, San Francisco Business Times
Feb 2, 2018, 5:09pm
Genentech has highlighted problems with a draft environmental impact report around Oyster Point Development's proposal to put 1,200 housing units within a half-mile of Genentech's massive South San Francisco campus. But a little experimentation could make this work for everyone'.
This is LIVING WHERE YOU WORK----and it is staging for BIOTECH FACILITIES in US cities deemed Foreign Economic Zones to operate just as they do overseas. In this case we see a full-size multi-national PHARMA manufacturing facility-------a GE MOBIL PHARMA/BIOLOGICS facility tied to pipeline to prison and low-income workers would be dropped in rural areas near private prison facilities where prisoners and ex-felons would be bused to work.
Remember, the PHARMA manufactured in US Foreign Economic Zones will be EXPORTED overseas-----and the PHARMA manufactured by GE in China will be EXPORTED to US.
SHE DOESN'T KNOW we hear sometime----if one has followed foreign public policy for 40 years especially US corporate expansion in overseas Foreign Economic Zones---we know exactly what global 1% banking CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA have in store for our US Foreign Economic Zones.
Oct 19, 2017 05:42 AM M&AQuick Take:
Chinese Biotech Firm Buys U.S. Clinical Researcher
Chinese biotechnology and medical-device developer WuXi AppTec Group has acquired U.S.-based clinical research company ResearchPoint Global, as the one-time New York-listed company seeks to fortify its overseas network.
The size of the deal was not disclosed, but the Chinese company said in a statement on Wednesday that it will help “expand WuXi’s clinical research capabilities in the United States and around the world.”
The deal will combine ResearchPoint with WuXi’s existing China-based clinical development service team, the statement said.
“This business combination lays the groundwork for the creation of an integrated global clinical service organization with global expertise and a global network,” WuXi Chairman and CEO Li Ge said.
WuXi is a well-known pharmaceutical company that listed in New York in 2007 via the shell company WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. It delisted in 2015 and relisted its subsidiaries WuXi Biologics (Cayman) Inc. and Shanghai SynTheAll Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. in Hong Kong and on the over-the-counter New Third Board of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange respectively.
In July, WuXi filed a prospectus to list a third company, WuXi Apptec Co. Ltd., in Shanghai, completing WuXi’s listing plan.
Li had said earlier that the company left the U.S. stock market because investors there cared too much about short-term results, making it difficult to make large strategic investments.
Since then, WuXi has kept up its pace of overseas investments. In January, it formed an alliance with biopharmaceutical giant AbbVie Inc. and life-sciences startup Genomics Medicine Ireland Ltd. to conduct population genomics research. In November, it created a strategic biologics development and manufacturing partnership with Australia’s Prima Biomed Ltd.
We don't want to get too far from the topic of housing in looking at the details and goals of LIVE WHERE YOU WORK.....but we want to remind that RACE TO THE TOP is a term coined by GLOBAL BANKING 1%----and its definition is making US Foreign Economic Zones operate as those in third world nations to assure corporate competitiveness and profit. RACE TO THE TOP never had anything to do with increasing education quality.
We showed how CHILD LABOR is tops in all Foreign Economic Zones overseas as a method to maximizing profits. We KNOW it is the goal of RACE TO TOP in US cities deemed Foreign Economic Zones. So, yes, those US citizens black, white, and brown children tested at pre-K will be tracked to apprenticeship free labor in these global factories where they LIVE WHERE THEY WORK. We already hear from that 5% to the 1% global banking player it is best to get kids working that do not have exceptional achievement ability---ANOTHER GLOBAL BANKING 1% talking point.
It doesn't take too much imagination to extend this discussion to our prisoners being told rehabilitation is better than incarceration. Early release tied to these global factories will include workers onsite dormitories.
WE ARE SEEING 99% OF WE THE PEOPLE FALLING INTO POVERTY------EXPANDING WAYS TO BE PLACED IN JAIL OR PRISON----AT SAME TIME MOVING FORWARD BECOMES FURTHER RIGHT WING, AUTHORITARIAN, EXTREME WEALTH EXTREME POVERTY -----AND THE FAR-RIGHT ANSWER TO MARXISM IS FREE LABOR.
Those 5% freemason/Greeks tied to CLINTON/OBAMA KNOW these are the goals of school to pipeline policies.
MS Educator engages parents and community during discussion about school-to-prison pipeline
Posted March 22, 2014
Posted in: Educator Voices, Mississippi, NEA Ed
Justice Features, Rallies and Events
by Brian Washington
Today Education Votes is reporting a follow up to a story that we told you about last week focusing on Mississippi educator Kevin Gilbert, who took part in a community-based discussion with educators, parents, and community and elected leaders about ending a national epidemic known as the school-to-prison pipeline. The school-to-prison pipeline is primarily putting students of color behind bars for minor school infractions and disciplinary matters.
On Wednesday, March 19th, Gilbert, who is on the executive committee of the National Education Association, which represents about 3 million educators nationwide, took part in a discussion on the matter in his home state. It was sponsored by U.S. Representative Bennie Thompson who represents the state’s 2nd Congressional District.
Education Votes caught up with Gilbert to discuss the issue and the event, which drew a standing-room-only crowd, and ask him why there now appears to be so much interest in the school-to-prison pipeline.
KG: It’s an issue that’s student-centered. It’s an issue that’s impacting the students that we serve. The panel discussion was attended by parents and citizens, as well as community leaders who are all concerned about our students. The sense of urgency around this issue and the need to do something about it has been heightened.
It is starting to gain a lot of national attention as more studies come out showing the school-to-prison pipeline has an impact on dropout and non-graduation rates as well as disparities in discipline. People are now trying to understand it and look at it as an issue we have to address.
EV: What issues came to the forefront during the discussion?
KG: A lot of topics came up, including zero-tolerance policies. Parents are saying basically what we (NEA and educators) have been saying--that we need to do things differently and dismantle this school-to-prison pipeline. We also got the chance to announce a new guide on restorative practices that is being co-sponsored by NEA and several other pro-student, pro-public education groups. We’re hoping this will help educators be more conscious about the school-to-prison pipeline and say, “Let me pause, think and figure out a more constructive way to handle these minor disciplinary issues and help students avoid the cycle of being negatively labeled and pushed out of school.”
EV: What are restorative practices?
KG: Restorative practices focus on handling discipline in a way that fosters and develops corrective behavior without pushing students out of the classroom. These practices take discipline issues from a different angle and are not so quick to pull the trigger on suspensions and expulsions. It’s more about understanding the students and using things like group discussions and counselors to get at the root of what could possibly be causing the disruptive behavior. The goal is to help turn the student around and move them forward in instructive learning as opposed to suspending or expelling them from school. That’s a generic explanation, but that’s what restorative practices are.
EV: What were the major takeaways from the event?
KG: There’s a lot of passion around this subject, and parents want the education community at the center of it trying to make this right. Parents want to work with us to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline and do something about the disparities in regards to discipline. Also, NEA is now partnering with allies and advocates across the country. Hopefully this will lead to a wealth of opportunities for our local affiliates to engage in student-centered, union-led work to help children succeed.
EV: What are the next steps at this point?
KG: As I see it, for the National Education Association, the first step is to continue to be at the center, at the heart, of this debate. Educators need to be the ones advocating on behalf of their students.
Second, we need to push out resources to schools and communities, like the restorative practices guide, and provide more training for educators that focuses on cultural competencies, bullying, and ELL training—those things that will help educators tackle issues that may come up in the classroom.
And the third thing is we need to continue to foster collaborative relationship between school districts, union locals and parents as well as community and civic leaders. We need to continue to bring them to the table so that we can collaboratively continue to work on behalf of our students. And we’ve got to continue to tackle other issues, like high-stakes testing and lack of funding. These issues help feed the school-to-prison pipeline and the discipline disparities. For instance, inadequate funding and high-stakes testing both put a terrible amount of pressure on educators—so much so that they have to constantly (struggle to) perform at a certain level. This puts them in a position where they can’t afford to take time to deal with minor discipline issues in the classroom, which can result in more students being inadvertently pushed into the school-to-prison pipeline. We have got to change this.
While we mention UMMS the gorilla-in-the-room in BIOTECH PARK with intentions of creating global partners in manufacturing what is continuous MEDICAL AND PHARMA PATENTED PRODUCTS is of course global hedge fund IVY LEAGUE Johns Hopkins which was one of the earliest to be overseas in Foreign Economic Zones tied to ASIAN medical and PHARMA corporations.
Speaking as someone living in Baltimore city center but old enough not to be here as MOVING FORWARD erases all communities and replaces them with one massive global corporate campus------what we see in our Baltimore City center being called FIXING BALTIMORE is just this---LIVE WHERE YOU WORK.
The BIOTECH facility at Hopkins is simply child's play to where its expansion north and east has as a goal. Hopkins and its ties to Asian medical corporations is long-standing and we will see Hopkins' expansion of global PHARMA/BIOLOGICS manufacturing bring global foreign corporations as well.
Hopkins has global Wall Street Baltimore Development and 4 other development corporations making sure all real estate in Baltimore City Center is tied to GLOBAL HOPKINS CORPORATION. Creating WINNERS AND LOSERS in being tenets-----homeowners----employees-----this is the CORPORATE PLANTATION as Baltimore City Hall.
While we want to keep EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND ACCESS HOUSING laws in place as well as TAX UNIFORMITY laws all being ignored today, we do not feel these homeowners/employees are WINNERS as we said Baltimore's entire real estate structure is a scam to fleece small business and residential property owners.
REMEMBER, ALL THESE ENTERPRISE ZONES tied to billions of dollars in bond debt all have agreements that no taxes will be collected and all revenue stays within these ENTERPRISE ZONES.
This is why Baltimore is a massive ghetto. Communities being told they are gentrifying to sell houses are being lied to ----MOVING FORWARD will see only global manufacturing factory campuses tied to HOPKINS/UMMS BIOTECH PATENTS.
It is the current development in Baltimore that had economic policies deliberately keeping Baltimore a FAILED STATE ----ghettos for these few decades just to have open access to miles and miles of real estate.
Residential Real Estate
Johns Hopkins ups the ante on 'live near your work' with $36K deal
The first four units of the Towns at Eager Park luxury town house development in Eager Park are getting the final touches now. Hopkins is offering its full-time employees a $36K home buying incentive there for one day, Sept. 10.
By Melody Simmons – Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal
Jul 25, 2016, 11:53am EDT Updated Jul 26, 2016, 4:24pm It's the ultimate pop-up sale.
On Sept. 10, Johns Hopkins University is offering $36,000 in cash during a "one day sale" to thousands of its full-time employees to help buy a home in the 88-acre East Baltimore Development Inc. development.
The "live near your work" special is being paid out of funds from the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Health System and aims to jumpstart homeownership in the massive redevelopment in Middle East, in the newly named Eager Park community.
A majority of the homes to be offered in the one-day sale are 42 units of the yet-to-be built Towns at Eager Park development located in the 1700 block of E. Eager Street, being funded by the private, Baltimore County-based Greenebaum Enterprises.
Those three-story, 2,000-square feet town homes start at $260,000 and have a one-car garage and 24-hour security detail.
Ryan Homes is the developer of the $14 million project that has a planned 49 total units. Four units are currently under construction.
In addition, the home builder is offering an additional $10,000 home-buying incentive if mortgages are written through its in-house lender.
Future homeowners can also take advantage of a five-year Baltimore new-construction tax credit that will cut their property taxes on a sliding scale over five years starting at a 50 percent reduction, Hopkins' website said.
"Renovated houses available for purchase during the one-day sale are located on Washington, McDonough and Chester streets," an email to Hopkins employees Monday morning said. "Don't blink or you'll miss a unique home-buying opportunity."
Other developers involved in the $36,000 incentive package are: Emerging Developers, with units located at 801-817 Chester St., TuCasa Development, with units in the 1000 block of Washington St. and Tadesse & Associates, with units located at 1100 McDonough St.
Potential buyers are advised on a Hopkins live near your work website to bring a $1,000 deposit check or money order and be pre-qualified by a lender, with a letter of pre-qualification. The $36,000 incentives will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, the website says.
The homes will be located near a new park under development in the project: 5.5-acre Eager Park that is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
The park is located along N. Wolfe Street and is being funded by state, local and private grants. It was added to the development as one of several revisions in the master plan over the past decade.
The EBDI project is a $1.8 billion development just north of the Hopkins medical campus. It was started under the administration of former Mayor Martin O'Malley and 736 families who once lived in the Middle East community there have been relocated under a massive effort to turn the once drug and crime infested neighborhood around.
The development has experienced several fits and starts over the past 15 years, including three revisions to the master plan that added a charter school and Eager Park to the development, originally intended to be anchored by a world-class biotech park linked to Hopkins.
The residential portion of the project has long stalled, in part due to the Great Recession and housing market collapse.
In late December, city, state and Hopkins officials gathered at the site to announce that Greenebaum Enterprises would be a major private funder to the EBDI development.
The investors are also funding construction of an $84 million, 194-room Marriott Residence Inn next to the hospital on Wolfe Street, that will also include 20,000 square feet of retail space.
Michael I. Greenebaum, president of the company, declined to specifically say how much was being invested in EBDI, except to say "millions."
Greenebaum Enterprises has also invested heavily in the mixed-use Maple Lawn development in Howard County.
Andy Frank, special advisor to Hopkins President Ron Daniels on economic development, said Monday the incentives would help to move the EBDI project forward. The perk is open to full time employees of the Hopkins hospital and the university's Homewood campus.
"Baltimore has always been a kick-the-tires kind of town and with construction underway on Eager Park, a new office building, a Residence Inn hotel and two new restaurants, now is the time to focus more intently on livability and homeownership," Frank said, in a statement.
"By increasing its [live-near-your-work] grant to $36,000 for one-day only, Johns Hopkins is making housing more affordable for its employees and encouraging them to give this growing neighborhood a close look."
Katie Schroeder, manager of the Hopkins "live near your work" program that started in 1997, said the incentives should help entice new residents to the community.
"This is a significant cost savings for our employees," Schroeder said, in a statement.
The EBDI home buying incentives are not the only ones in town.
Last month, LifeBridge Health announced a plan with Baltimore County to offer between $1,000 and $5,000 to its workers to live near Northwest Hospital in Randallstown. The incentives are to help the workers pay for down payments and closing costs.
Folks might say---what is the difference---development is development ---IT'S ALL GOOD===a favorite Baltimore saying. As we stated these new homeowners are going to be soaked with taxation ---with SMART METER home energy prices allowed to grow and the frauds tied to global energy,water, and SMART METERS. If a homeowner manages to afford to stay in Baltimore these next few decades---all these communities being made to look residential will DISAPPEAR into global corporate campus HOPKINS. Folks are thinking they are really LIVING WHERE THEY WORK---but Hopkins is GLOBAL 1% AND THEIR 2%---all their top tier executives earning millions of dollars as corporate R and D executives---Hopkins is determined Baltimore will be a small city center filled with these global 'homeowners'.
'Previously, Hynson had lived in Anne Arundel County and commuted to Baltimore three days a week. Now she'll reside less than a mile from her office, all thanks to the university's Live Near Your Work program.
Since 1997, Johns Hopkins has partnered with Baltimore City to offer Live Near Your Work grants that assist employees in managing the costs involved with purchasing a home'.
The only housing tied to US 99% WE THE PEOPLE will be tied to those global corporate factories partnered with Hopkins and they will be WORKER DORMITORIES.
When we allow every Federal equal opportunity and access law----every US Constitutional right for labor, civil rights, women rights, rights of disabled be ignored----if we allow US TAX UNIFORMITY to disappear------the 99% of WE THE PEOPLE are the LOSERS.
Look at all the US Rule of Law Hopkins is breaking---eliminating----while we are told---look, there is a 99% black woman. There is a new immigrant citizen-----there are low-income white citizens-----NONE OF THAT WILL EXIST in MOVING FORWARD in only a few decades.
JHU's Live Near Your Work program expands footprints, increases grants
Personal story: 4-stry RH, 2,100 sq ft, near JHU
Devin Hamberger / Published July-Aug 2014
Traffic crawling. Horns honking. The never-ending stop-and-go. Sounds like a typical daily commute for many working adults. Instead, consider the luxury of living just a few miles from your office, or so close you could walk.
Now imagine being given money to help pay for this new home.
Paulette Hynson can.
Hynson was raised in Baltimore and educated in East Baltimore, and has worked for Johns Hopkins for more than 40 years. She took early retirement in 2005 but, like many Hopkins employees, came back weeks later as a part-time employee. Hynson has held different positions in the School of Medicine's Human Resources Department and is currently working as an employment manager.
She'd always been the person discussing with eligible employees the benefits and programs available to them. Then a major life change made her consider taking advantage of a program herself.
"I was going through a divorce and saw this as an opportunity to start my life over," Hynson says.
Previously, Hynson had lived in Anne Arundel County and commuted to Baltimore three days a week. Now she'll reside less than a mile from her office, all thanks to the university's Live Near Your Work program.
Since 1997, Johns Hopkins has partnered with Baltimore City to offer Live Near Your Work grants that assist employees in managing the costs involved with purchasing a home.
Grants of different amounts are available to benefits-eligible employees who decide to move to designated neighborhoods in the Homewood and East Baltimore footprints [see sidebar, below]. Various neighborhoods are broken into "tiers," A through D, and are eligible for different grant amounts.
Hynson was awarded $36,000 as a result of settling on a property in the Tier A2 area that falls within the East Baltimore Development Inc. area located just north of the Johns Hopkins medical campus.
"The fact that I am getting a substantial amount of money that will help me have a reasonable mortgage payment is incredible to me," Hynson says. "A lot of women who go through divorce procedures don't have any resources. This is a new beginning for me."
Hynson says that despite working in HR, she had not given any thought to moving or taking advantage of the program herself until she went to an annual HR conference and discussed the possibilities with Sandy Jenkins, the LNYW program coordinator.
"I am the first stop before people get started in the process," Jenkins says. "I give them a map, see where they are thinking about buying, and make sure they are aware of the certain grant amounts for each neighborhood."
Jenkins says that she sees this program as a recruitment and retention tool for Hopkins. "It helps out a lot of employees who may have thought that owning a home was out of their reach," she says.
All Johns Hopkins employees who take advantage of LNYW must go through home ownership counseling in order to receive the grant. The counseling involves taking a course on home ownership, either online or in person through an agency. Jenkins works to connect applicants for the program to one of the many counseling agencies in the city.
"It involves meeting with a counselor one-on-one to discuss the person's readiness to buy, looking at their loan-to-debt ratio, pulling their credit score, and figuring out a comfortable mortgage amount," she says.
Another major part of the counseling includes making people aware of various other incentives, and what to look for when buying a home.
"People who use the program can layer multiple incentives together and can go into settlement with more funds than what Hopkins can offer alone," Jenkins says.
In Hynson's case, she will receive an additional $10,000 from the Vacants to Values program. This Baltimore City initiative was created to have city-owned houses that have been vacant for at least a year taken over and renovated so they can go back on the market.
The house that she selected had been totally renovated, Hynson says. It is a four-level, 2,100-square-foot row house on Chase Street in the Eager Park West community.
At press time, Hynson was getting ready to settle on her property and move right in. She says that she is excited to be coming back to her roots.
"I can't believe that I am actually returning to almost the same location that I was reared in," Hynson says. "I was raised on McDonough Street, which is adjacent to the street that my new home is on."
Hynson says that the LNYW program is an extraordinary benefit.
"What perfect timing to take advantage and move my life to another level," she says of going through this process after her divorce. "I am starting my life over and am embracing it with an employer that I have been with for over 40 years."
'It may not be only for Hopkins companies, but they certainly dominate. Fast Forward has received 64 applications and so far has accepted 33 ventures into the program, according to its website'.
Last point on LIVE WHERE YOU WORK-----has to do with rental property whether small business or individual. We discussed in detail the ARTIFICIALLY INFLATED rent prices done corruptly by manipulation tied to downtown LUXURY APARTMENTS. Baltimore trying to get its apartment rents to equal cosmopolitan San Fran and NYC.
Both UMMS and Hopkins provides its students with RENT SUBSIDY----for living in communities instead of dormitories. A citizen not tied to these institutions are having to pay sky-high rent while students are receiving hundreds of dollars in rent discounts. This is deliberate selection----with goal of increasingly moving towards HOPKINS GLOBAL CAMPUS taking all of city center. Keep in mind, UMMS will be enfolded into this Hopkins campus----
Below we see the same happening to small business startups. Hopkins is one massive PATENT MILL ----then these patents are tied to Federal, state, and local funding having taxpayers buying these products. THE ULTIMATE IN CRONYISM.
This tie to all that is rental property to growing student residential homes increases the turnover in communities as students graduate and leave. Now, Baltimore has always had this dynamic---it is being SUPER-SIZED
THESE ARE NOT 99% SUSTAINABILITY IN HOUSING BLACK, WHITE, AND BROWN CITIZENS-----ITS GOAL IS SIMPLY COMPLETE CONSOLIDATION OF ALL REAL ESTATE INSIDE US CITY AS FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE EXPANDING INTO GREATER BALTIMORE COUNTIES.
Johns Hopkins expands business accelerator in quest to become “innovation district”By Stephanie Baum
/ Feb 19, 2015 at 12:36 PMJohns Hopkins University launched its Fast Forward business accelerator two years ago as a way to support the growth of its own entrepreneurial community, but also to help stimulate the Baltimore economy. It recently opened a second accelerator space on the East Side of Baltimore by its medical campus. It’s designed to equip life science startups with the kind of wet lab space that tends to come at a premium and is often too costly for early stage companies with an uncertain future.
It is part of a trend taking place on university campuses around the country as they seek to ramp up the commercialization of their technology not only through licensing deals, but to also support the development of scientist entrepreneurs. Some have started seed funds, others are integrating entrepreneurship into their academic programs.
In an interview with Elizabeth Smyth, who serves as director of strategic initiatives at Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, she talked about its Fast Forward program and how it fits into Johns Hopkins’ strategy to invest in ways to support commercialization.
“We are a research institution at our core, but we are increasingly supporting scientists who want to take an entrepreneurial path.”
Fast Forward East is closely tied to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Rent is subsidized by the university and with an eye to the uncertainty of early stage life science companies, these businesses only need to give 30 days notice before leaving. The two-floor building’s communal and office space covers 4,000 square feet and it has enough wet lab space for up to seven companies.
Although there are a number of life science and digital health businesses that reside at the accelerator, there are also several businesses that have a virtual membership. They can benefit from its mentoring programs that provide insights on strategy as well as legal, marketing, operational, and funding issues.
“Our goal is to support Baltimore’s entrepreneurial ecosystem,” Smyth said. “Fast Forward is not just for Johns Hopkins companies. We want to support companies in Baltimore that stand the greatest chance for success.”
It may not be only for Hopkins companies, but they certainly dominate. Fast Forward has received 64 applications and so far has accepted 33 ventures into the program, according to its website. Among the early stage businesses in its accelerator system are Tissue Analytics, a graduate of the DreamIt Health accelerator program in Philadelphia. A couple of biomedical engineering graduates of Johns Hopkins University founded the business, which uses image analysis of smartphone photos to remotely manage how wounds are healing.
GrayBug is another accelerator member. It wants to make drug delivery for eye medication more effective. Its founder, Justin Hanes, is a professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute and director of the Center for Nanomedicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
One non-Johns Hopkins company in the accelerator is Strajillion, a technology startup to help parents monitor their children’s Internet activity.
Taking note of my office address at the University City Science Center in Philadelphia, Smyth said Johns Hopkins has similar aspirations. “Like the [UC] Science Center, we want this to become an innovation district. Our accelerator is right in shadow of the medical school. Tenants up there are potential corporate partners for startups.”
One important point is that Johns Hopkins is not taking an equity stake in companies in the accelerator. One of its roles is to steer companies to funding opportunities and grant programs. Another is to help them rigorously test their hypotheses. Johns Hopkins is a regional participant in the I-Corps program. Smyth supports the principle that failure isn’t a bad thing, so long as it happens early.
“We will work closely with these companies to test their hypothesis…A ‘no-go’ isn’t a bad answer.” Like a lot of universities, it has limited resources so failing early is a positive.
There are plenty of digital companies peppered among the life science companies in Johns Hopkins startup community. Has that been driven by the launch of DreamIt Health Baltimore? Yes and no, is Smyth’s response.
The push to electronic medical records was happening anyway, she said. “DreamIt Health Baltimore certainly has helped. It’s a combination of the environment we’re in and the spotlight in cost saving in healthcare.”