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Jerry Weinstock, M.D. (Psychiatry, retired) replied to yesterday’s absence of the feminine posts:
Sloan: very creative; it is going to take me awhile to
read and digest it all —fascinating. Jerry
C, whose emails to me and mine to her were published in the ADD, bipolar post, wrote:
Wow I can’t believe you published my emails. What a devastating blow. You are a monster.
The monster wrote back:
You told me in a dream to publish our emails, then I slept on it again, and the angels concurred with the chickpea remark, as I wrote to begin the post. I told you the emails might be published, but it would not be my call. You kept writing to me. Consider that the angels are doing whatever they can to get you out of the cause business. Consider many people have the same problem you have chasing causes. Consider, as you said, this is much bigger than me just telling you that you need to change your thinking, seeing, hearing and ways. Consider you like calling people out publicly, and Robert Krukto liked it. You had your dream about me being Jesus and showing you the way as it related to Robert Krukto, then I had my two dreams about you. You don’t see the irony, some would say cosmic humor? For me, it’s just another example of the way the angels really differ from human beings. Consider also, the angels wanted you really shook up inside so it would be easier for them to work with you internally. Hardened concrete is a good bit harder to mold and shape than jello. If the angels are really interested in taking you under their wing, they may shake you up a lot inside. I’ve seen them do that a lot to me and a few other people. Maybe more later.
I took a second nap yesterday after writing back to C. No dreams or messages during that nap about C. Meaning, the angels did not view me as a monster for posting the emails. C is a proxy for millions of people who suffer ADD, and for millions of people with bipolar disorder, and for millions of people whose lives are consumed by causes. The cause of all three conditions is impairment/injury/destruction/absence of the internal feminine, an emanation from The Holy Spirit in Jesus’ lingo.
I was asked by the angels around last Thanksgiving to make a prayer for a Divine Intervention of the feminine into USA.
I made the prayer. How, if, the prayer is answered is up to the angels, whose overworked pack donkey I am.
A Florida absence of the feminine disaster:
A Key West absence of the feminine disaster:
Another Key West absence of the feminine disaster:
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Subject: Did I Miss Something?
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 12:47:30 -0400
FROM MY MONDAY E-MAIL FROM CHARLIE PHINIZY:
Our job is not to prolong the job, it is to shorten it. Although unseen, we have done so by solving many construction issues and contract interpretation issues that otherwise would have delayed the project. Accelerating the job has now been discussed at the highest levels at the FDOT. This ideas will be presented at the August 6 meeting, tomorrow.
Hope to see you there.
Charlie [My emphasis].
NOW WHAT I REACLL SEC PRASAD DISCUSSING AND ACTING ON TUESDAY WAS WAYS TO HELP THE BOULEVARD BUSINESSES WHICH WAS SIMPLY AND ONLY HIS TWO OPTIONS TO REINSTITUTE TWO-WAY TRAFFIC. AND ALTHOUGH HIS FIRST PROPOSAL CALLED FOR REINSTUITING THE TWO-WAY TRAFFIC BY DEC 23, MORE THAN FIVE MONTHS FROM NOW, HE LISTENED TO THE COMPLAINT OF DONNA NELSON THAT THAT WAS TOO LATE AND HE MADE AN EXECUTIVE DECISION TO REINSTITUTE TWO-WAY TRAFFIC SOON AFTER LABOR DAY.
FOR THIS OF COURSE WE APPLAUD HIS LISTENING TO THE COMMUNITY AND RESPONDING AND WE HOPE AND EXPECT THAT THIS WILL BRING IMMEDIATE RELIEF TO THE BUSINESSES.
HE PROMISED THAT THE PROJECT WOULD BE COMPLETED WITHIN THE 820 DAYS.
BUT I DO NOT BELIEVE I HEARD A SINGLE WORD ABOUT HOW TO “ACCELERATE THE JOB” WHICH I WOULD INTERPRET TO MEAN COMPLETING IT AHEAD OF SCHEDULE, NOT ON TIME.
I HAD HOPED THAT THIS TALK OF ACCELERATION AT THE IGHEST LEVELS MENT THAT HE WOULD ANNOUNCE A TERMINATION DATE AT LEAST SEVERAL MONTHS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. I AM SURE WE ALL WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY PLEASED HAD HE ANNOUNCED PROJECT WOULD BE FINISHED EVEN THREE MONTHS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.
GIVEN SUFFICIENT RESOURCES IT SHOULD CERTAINLY BE POSSIBLE FOR FDOT TO ACCOMPLISH A COMPLETION THREE MONTHS EARLY.
DID I MISS ANYTHING THAT HE SAID AT THE MEETING ABOUT “ACCELERATING” COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT?
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Subject: RE: Did I Miss Something?
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2013 12:08:47 -0400
Hi, Tim -
Your letter to the editor was published today, Tom Tuell by then hasta la vista’d from the Keys.
Prasad said a lot at that meeting, I wonder if he remembers all he said, and how much of it he meant and how much was for show? Prasad got hammered at that meeting, won’t surprise me if he reacts.
I don’t see that Gov. Scott’s attention was gotten, and he is the only person who wields power of Prasad, having the right to fire him. Thus, only Gov. Scott wields power over de Moya, having the power to tell Prasad to tell de Moya to make it very hard for de Moya for future road contracts from the State, if de Moya doesn’t apply for as many noise ordinances waivers from KW as are needed to accelerate the work. Just bringing in a second sheet-piling machine and crew would accelerate the work. The sheet piling already should have been finished according to the engineer at the affected N Roosevelt Blvd meeting I attended in the VFW about a month ago.
I hope I’m wrong, but it looks to me 2-way traffic will not bring much relief. What will bring relief for the N Roosevelt businesses still operating is much fast completion of the work. Especially, round the clock work, which the City Commission and FDOT decided to forego at the outset because they didn’t want to disturb the N Roosevelt area residents at night. The city’s noise ordinance was a lame excuse; it could have been waived, as we learned when I beat up on Prasad, who knew where I was going with it and he tried to dodge saying what really had gone down before any work was done on N Roosevelt.
Maybe I should amend my suggestion for getting Gov. Scott’s attention: each N Roosevelt business put a big sign out front saying, GOV SCOTT’S DOT FUCKED MY BUSINESS. Maybe the signs should say GOV SCOTT’S DOT AND MAYOR CATES AND THE CITY COMMISSION FUCKED MY BUSINESS. Commissioner Yaniz excepted – he was not on that City Commission.
Tim replied to me:
Perceptive as always. Will respond in detail much later.
Thanks as always and best to you!
Tim’s letter to the editor:
More to FDOT story than Citizen reported
Regarding your Aug. 6 article on the state Transportation Department meeting, your reporter got one of the most salient decisions wrong. FDOT Secretary Prasad had first suggested making North Roosevelt two-way on or about Dec. 23, but after [a] complaint … that Dec. 12 was too late, Prasad huddled with his advisers and returned to promise that FDOT would make North Roosevelt two-way shortly after Labor Day.
Most of the businesses rejoiced at this news, and it should be good news for the citizenry as well. Now people working downtown need not detour on Flagler.
Prasad is to be applauded for listening and responding — as you reported, he’d heard many complaints from the business owners — and the city owes a deep debt of gratitude to Mayor Cates and Rep. Raschein for getting Prasad to Key West. Without their efforts, this progress might well have not occurred.
Your article got the interchange between Prasad and Bashinsky wrong. This may have been because your reporter was far from the dais where Prasad was standing. I sat within 5 feet of that dais. When Bashinsky started his questions of Prasad, Prasad was indeed not listening but had turned to talk with two of his advisers. Bashinsky was correct in asking loudly — not shouting — “Are you listening?” And Mayor Cates was absolutely wrong in stating that Prasad was listening. He was not, and indeed Prasad apologized to Bashinsky. The embarrassment to the community did not come from Mr. Bashinsky, as Cates claimed.
Your article missed one other critical point. In response to a question, Prasad admitted that before FDOT planned the project, it had not conducted a study of the effect of the plans on the businesses. Prasad admitted mistakes in the planning process. Those mistakes could have been avoided had an economic impact study been performed. It is almost beyond belief that no one at FDOT thought to conduct such a study. …
Editor’s note: The Citizen corrected the date error in its next edition.
The so-far unnamed engineer I met at the affected N Roosevelt business owners meeting at the VFW in Key West, wrote:
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2013 10:56:11 -0400
Subject: DISASTER at N Roosevelt Project
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Good Morning All,
My name is Eric Geen and I am a former construction claims consultant with over 20 years experience, many of them working for and against FDOT.
On August 6, 2013, I attended the 4 PM, CNRAB meeting with Secretary Prasad, the 5PM Town Hall meeting with Secretary Prasad and the subsequent 6PM Key West Commission meeting. All 3 meetings were in my opinion a total farce when it come to North Roosevelt Blvd. Construction.
Secretary Prasad blew into town like a hurricane and proceeded to perform a dog and pony show consisting of smoke, mirrors and bits of invisible string to the Citizens of Key West, the one exception being single line 2 way traffic to be implemented on September 3, 2013.
Secretary Prasad stated the Project will be completed by July 21, 2014 – Guaranteed – 820 days as per the contract. Does this mean the Secretary is telling the contractor to complete the project in accordance with their contract duration of 820 days – NO BENEFIT to Key West Businesses – NO REDUCTION in time for businesses.
Secretary Prasad was asked if there was a vehicle to provide financial relief for affected businesses? – Prasad said NO emphatically – NO BENEFIT to Key West Businesses.
Secretary Prasad was asked if an economic impact study had been performed prior to commencing the project? – again – Prasad said NO emphatically – NO BENEFIT to Key West Businesses. (it is my understanding that this road project has been in the works for 10 years, on again, off again, and nobody ever thought the 170 N. Roosevelt businesses would suffer economically).
A question that I was not allowed to ask at the Town Hall meeting was: What happened to the FDOT published completion for project work date of January 31, 2014? This article was published in the September 23, 2012 edition of the Key West Citizen.
The reason I have stated completion for project work in the above paragraph, is that the Citizen Published Schedule also shows a 6 month period (Jan 31 to July 21, 2014) for “Project Closeout Procedures”. Project closeout procedures include but may not be limited to; Punch List, Documentation Completion, Fire Marshall Inspection, Commissioning and Testing etc. These Project Closeout Procedures would not affect having ALL 4 LANES OPEN by January 31, 2014.
The reason that I could not ask the question is that myself and a fellow CNRAB member were sand bagged by Representative Raschein, who selectively placed the question cards in the order that she wanted, not in the order that they were completed and submitted. I believe that this sand bagging is totally immoral, unethical and definitely unprofessional.
I sincerely hope that opening the Blvd. to two way traffic will provide relief to all the businesses on N. Roosevelt Blvd, I am not sure that it will, but unless we try we will never know.
In Conclusion; it is my opinion that there is no reason why this project with accurate and concise scheduling and first class management could not have been completed in 365 Days (12 months). How you ask? 820 Days at 4 days a week would be 656 Days; working 5 days a week (what the contract calls for). 2 crews; one crew working West to East (Eisenhower to Kennedy), one crew working East to West (Triangle to Kennedy). 656 Days with 2 crews = 328 Days. Allow 10 per cent for contingencies Add 33 Days = 361 Days = 12 months.
361 Construction Days = 820 Political Days.
2012 to 2014 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Road Construction 2.9 miles = Time frame 820 Days or 27 Months
1909 to 1912 – 7 Mile Bridge Construction = 7 miles = Time Frame 1095 Days or 36 Months
1963 to 1969 – Man on the Moon Construction 233,000 miles there, 233,000 miles back = Time Frame 2,190 Days or 72 months.
It appears that what FDOT Secretary Prasad told the Citizens of Key West is Pretty Sad.
I hope that anybody who wishes to publicize these facts will do so, and may do so with my blessing and using my name.
I also look forward to receiving any comments, criticisms or slaps in the face. No-one can hurt me as much as FDOT has hurt the 170 businesses on N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, FL. 33040
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Subject: RE: DISASTER at N Roosevelt Project
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2013 12:50:57 -0400
Hi, Eric, thanks for calling ‘em as you see ‘em, as we discussed during the town hall meeting. There is no way Prasad, Mayor Cates, the then sitting city commissioners, the city manager, the city attorney and the N Roosevelt businesses, before the work began, did not know the impact of 820 days on the N Roosevelt businesses. As you saw me drag out of the shifty Prasad at the town hall meeting, though considerable interference from Mayor Cates, the city and Prasad went for the long N Roosevelt redo, instead of a fast redo (working around the clock), because of the city’s noise ordinance and not wanting to disturb the N Roosevelt neighborhoods at night. We learned at the town hall meeting that the city could have waived the noise ordinance; it’s trying to get the prime contractor de Moya to apply for waivers now. I agree, time will tell if two-way traffic will offer any relief. It might cause more pain, given how rough the narrow one-way two-lane into town from the top of the key traffic now is. As you told me at the town hall meeting, once the redo on the business side of N Roosevelt begins, there will need to be 170 driveways from those business over to the two-way traffic in the new redone ocean side part of N Roosevelt. Might be, I will stop using N Roosevelt altogether during that time. Sloan
The angels are big on people being introspective and taking responsibility for their own part of their difficulties. The angels also are big all causes of all human difficulties being aired out regardless of how the human participants feel about it.
Yesterday, Michael Kinneer of Key West sent a link to an attempt to restore the feminine into a school district much larger than the Florida Keys school district:
Thought you might find this interesting.
By JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ
Published: August 11, 2013
CINCINNATI — In search of a cure for ailing schools, educators and politicians from around the world have descended on this city’s poorest neighborhoods, hearing of a renaissance.
They are told stories of schools that escaped years of dysfunction by becoming “community learning centers,” replete with dental clinics, mental health therapists and mentors from local banks and churches. They hear of sparkling new libraries, over-the-moon teachers and too many volunteers to count.
Among the many visitors have been several candidates for mayor of New York City, who walked away so impressed that they have made replicating Cincinnati’s model a centerpiece of their campaigns.
“It makes so much sense,” Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, said.
“Endless potential,” Bill de Blasio, the city’s public advocate, said.
Even before New York reported a drastic drop in reading and math scores last week on new exams aligned with tougher standards known as Common Core, the candidates were promoting the Cincinnati model on the campaign trail.
But what has gone largely unsaid is that many of Cincinnati’s community schools are still in dire academic straits, according to an analysis by The New York Times, despite millions of dollars in investment and years of reform efforts.
The Ethel M. Taylor Academy, for example, which was one of the first schools to adopt the model, ranked 3,218th out of 3,456 public schools in Ohio in overall academic performance last year. Nearly three-quarters of its fifth-grade class did not pass state reading exams.
“We’re far from where we want to be,” Sean McCauley, the school’s principal, acknowledged. “It’s a struggle.”
Despite its relatively small size, Cincinnati, with roughly 30,000 students, has become a lodestar for big-city school systems across the country. Superintendents and union leaders looking for an alternative to a high-stakes, data-driven movement in education have showered the community schools model with praise, noting that it has expanded access to health care and social services, tackling problems thought to be causes of academic failure.
The Obama administration has championed a similar approach with a program known as Promise Neighborhoods, an effort to better coordinate education and services in high-poverty neighborhoods throughout the country.
As a whole, after years of poor performance and an exodus of middle-class families to the suburbs, Cincinnati has made some of the greatest gains in test scores in Ohio in recent years, even though it lags behind state averages. School officials here credit the city’s embrace of the community-schools model, which is now fully in place in 34 of 55 schools in the system.
But testing data show that at eight schools that were pioneers of the model, and that have the longest track record with it, students’ scores have improved but still trail that of other Ohio children, even poor ones.
Last year, for example, 48 percent of seventh graders from low-income backgrounds at the schools, which adopted the model in 2006 and serve large numbers of disadvantaged children, passed state exams in reading, according to a Times analysis of state testing data. Across Ohio, 80 percent of students passed the exams; among poor children statewide, the average was 68 percent.
School officials said it was difficult to compare poor students in Cincinnati with their counterparts across Ohio, noting that students in rural areas faced different challenges.
Mary A. Ronan, superintendent of the Cincinnati school district, said she was considering shuffling principals at some low-performing schools. But she warned against focusing too narrowly on academic results, saying the model had done wonders to revive a struggling school system.
“It’s a win-win,” Ms. Ronan said. “We have made a world of difference.”
Community schools are often praised for substantial turnarounds in attendance and graduation rates, and in Cincinnati, the schools that first embraced the model have shown modest progress. Attendance rates were already relatively high among poor students — around 93.6 percent — when the schools adopted the model in 2006; last year, the rates climbed above 95 percent. Four-year graduation rates have been more volatile, though several schools have shown modest increases.
In New York City, the Cincinnati model is praised by a diverse circle, including business executives, union officials and hospital employees, who all see it as a cost-effective way to combat poverty and turn around struggling schools.
Four Democratic candidates for mayor — Mr. de Blasio, Ms. Quinn, John C. Liu and William C. Thompson Jr. — visited Cincinnati last year at the invitation of the United Federation of Teachers, New York City’s teachers’ union. For years, antipoverty organizations like the Harlem Children’s Zone and the Children’s Aid Society have operated forms of community learning centers at a small number of New York City schools, but some candidates are hoping to extend the idea to hundreds of them.
Ms. Quinn said city leaders were looking at successful community schools throughout the country, not just in Cincinnati, as they designed a plan for New York. “You’re never going to have a model out there that’s going to be 100 percent perfect,” she said.
Mr. de Blasio said it would take time to improve academic results. “There are no panaceas,” he said.
Last year, the teachers’ union partnered with the City Council and the Partnership for New York City, a coalition of businesses, to test the model at six New York schools. This fall, 10 more will join the endeavor. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has pledged $15 million to help start community schools in the state.
In New York, supporters of the model said that test scores alone should not determine the success of community schools, and that the public needed to judge them on their effectiveness in improving student health, attendance and parental engagement.
“If you tell me a kid comes to school hungry and we feed them, I don’t need a database to tell me that’s a good thing,” said Michael Mulgrew, president of the teachers’ union.
In Cincinnati, teachers and principals enthusiastically endorsed the model, calling it an effective way to mitigate the effects of poverty in the classroom.
“I can’t teach science to a kid whose father went to jail the night before,” said Carolyn Powers, a teacher at Taylor Academy. “Sometimes you have to let some of the academics go and focus on social and emotional needs.”
At Oyler School, which serves mostly poor families with roots in Appalachia, hundreds of students have benefited from an on-site vision clinic. The school also offers evening classes for adults and has an army of more than 400 volunteer tutors.
“What’s the alternative?” asked the former principal, Craig Hockenberry, who has just taken a job as a schools superintendent in a rural Ohio district. “We should just sit back and watch these families deteriorate?”
In the past, Mr. Hockenberry said, schools were all too happy to accept help from any nonprofit organization, only to see programs deteriorate and disappear after a few years. Now, he said, principals can pick programs tailored to their goals, like a class to help prepare students for college.
Unlike other big cities, Cincinnati has the advantage of having designed or redesigned its schools with community schools in mind, beginning more than a decade ago, when it embarked on a $1 billion effort to renovate its schools. Oyler recently completed a $21 million renovation. Another community school sits on a 22-acre plateau and has plans for a football field on its front lawn.
The Cincinnati school district has also made a point of mandating that partner organizations pay for their programs; the district offers only facilities. Many health providers are eager to take the district up on the offer, gaining a steady stream of clients eligible for Medicaid. That model could prove to have stumbling blocks in other cities, including New York, where space is scarce and securing health care reimbursements can be more difficult.
Several schools in Cincinnati have begun collecting private donations as a buffer in case public or private groups reduce funding. Oyler has cultivated a network of donors who have given hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent years. Taylor Academy is looking to do the same.
At Taylor, which serves a prekindergarten through eighth-grade population of mostly low-income African-American students, educators are celebrating victories in improving attendance (it rose to 94.5 percent among poor children last year from 93.6 percent in 2008) and reducing asthma.
The staff keeps track of student progress in a war room with green, yellow and red posters to indicate which children are likely to fail state exams. After school one day this past spring, parents said they were pleased with the school’s approach. “It’s one of those schools with high expectations,” said Roberto Campbell, a sound engineer and father of two boys at the school. “Things are getting better.”
A short while later, a student was reported to have fired a gun not far away, and families scattered to their homes.
After reading that, I wondered if Robert Marbut
views his “full-service” homeless shelters as community schools?
I wonder how Marbut feels about Key West using its police to keep homeless people from sleeping at night?
I did not wonder if the Florida Keys school district will follow Cincinnati’s lead. Thanks to lots of rich snowbirds, who live here during the cooler months, the Keys are not an impoverished area, and the all-male school board and male superintendent, who recently admitted he is short on creativity,
would have to receive brain transplants from women with functioning internal feminines to make that leap into sanity.
If you are thinking the testosterone-driven warmongers got off,
A few days ago, a disabled, spiritually-gifted but not well-trained younger woman I have been financially supporting since mid-2005
called from the mainland to say she had a dream in which I was standing in a school before a lot of children, I was going to teach them.
She has lots of dreams about me. She called yesterday morning to say she had dreamed the night before that I was standing in an apartment in Key West, looking it over.
The closing on my place on Little Torch Key is set for August 30.
Cash sale, no contingencies. If the closing goes through, I will need a place to stay in Key West, where the angels sent me in late 2000 from Maui when I had no money, but that didn’t stop the angels from winging me to Key West,
which I soon learned had more bars per capita, and more churches per capita, than any other city on this world, a double sign of extreme absence of the feminine,
who doesn’t need booze, religion, causes and other drugs to cope, because her connection with heaven is direct and natural.