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Paul Williams, formerly of Key West, replied the the senior assisted living facility dissection in the recent Key West – Eve’s northernmost Caribbean Adam correctional facility post at www.goodmorningkeywest.com:
You, earlier today: “I did not have time to say… any assisted-living senior facility will have to be open to seniors living anywhere in the US. I don’t care for that.”
And you shouldn’t care for, Sloan. The whole premise of the Federal transfer of the Navy property to the City of Key West was to help offset the economic damage done to the island when the Sub Base shut down.
To have some other agency announce that part of the property can somehow not be aimed at benefitting Key West residents seems grossly inconsistent with the general intent of the entire BRAC process. Creating a Senior facility on City property can only make public sense if the beneficiaries are genuine, long term, Key West residents.
Otherwise, why would the Navy have transmitted the property to Key West and not Washington. The Law MUST be consistent, Sloan.
Someone in Key West with basic legal training ought to be able to make that point to a Federal judge, and if a change in some Federal Housing or Welfare provision is required, then so be it.
Bright individuals on the Island have been aware of this screaming inconsistency among Federal policies for years, now, Sloan.
Net result of their awareness? Zero.
Amen, alas, it may be the federal reg/law will prevail in any event.
I seem to be the only person down here who thinks the city giving its own land to a developer, for profit or not for profit, hell, they all are for profit, to build a senior assisted living facility for non-Key West seniors, so Key West seniors can use it, simply is crazy.
The Housing Authority has to live with the same federal reg/law, and gets applications from up the Keys and the mainland, even as far away as the west US coast, it was revealed in a city commission meeting maybe 6 months ago, which apparently shocked Jimmy Weekley, who had said he didn’t think the Housing Authority had to entertain applications from the mainland. However, it also was said, and I have seen this at work, the Housing Authority gives priority to applicants from Key West and up the Keys.
The various applicants for a senior assisted living facility said they would take the same approach, but the developer, in all cases, was from another state and lacked the Housing Authority’s dedication to helping local applicants first. A private developer will take whoever applies, to fill the units. It’s too bad the Housing Authority isn’t interested in taking on senior assisted living projects, but I understand the reluctance – it’s not what the Housing Authority does and is good at doing.
I felt all along assisted senior living should fall on wealthy Key Westers to provide for the city’s elders, and in that way give back to the city. Some of the loudest proponents were wealthy Key Westers. At the very least, if a senior assisted living facility is built on free city land, the developer should be required to give Key West seniors, who actually live in the city, sleep there at night, have no other residence or place to sleep at night, have first shot at the units.
Probably too logical to have a snowball’s chance on Duval Street at high noon in August.
There also is the wee gotcha that assisted living facilities tend not to be move in and live here until you die. At some point, such facilities require seniors who have come to need waiting on hand and foot to leave – nursing home, hospital, relatives, next stop, before cemetery. As I recall, Christine Russell made a big commotion about that not being taken into consideration, when the help out seniors bandwagon was playing really loud a couple of years ago.
Me, if I get to where I can’t get around and look after myself, I hope somebody shoots me for my and everyone else’s own good. I imagine that notion has crossed a few minds already.
Key West the Newspaper (www.thebluepaper.com) view of the last moments of Charles Eimers on South Beach last Thanksgiving Day
Two reader comments in the THE EIMERS CASE: Witness Claims Police Intimidation Tactics Will Not Deter Him article in this past Friday’s blue paper:
JOSH EIMERS JULY 27, 2014 AT 2:50 AM
Just want to thanks everyone that’s been involved. Naja, Arnaud, “P” Everyone. You’re very brave. And my family and I are extremely grateful. Thank you so much for standing up and fighting for us. The re enactment was a great idea. Hopefully it will open more eye’s to the truth. I didn’t watch it. Treavor watched it and advised me not to. Just made him very angry and tremendously sad cause its a reminder of the terrible way our dad die. We’re all still deeply saddened by the gruesome death. Probably always will be. But it sure feels great when you have great people that have your back. Thank you so much!
SLOAN BASHINSKY YOUR COMMENT IS AWAITING MODERATION.
JULY 27, 2014 AT 10:27 AM
Josh, there is a spirit reason for you to watch the reenactment video, hard as that might be on you. each of us in this mix each have our own roles to play. You and Treavor are Charles’ sons. As such, you are in the lead of the prosecution. But for you two, there might be no prosecution. Please watch the re-enactment video. Thanks.
When I saw yesterday that Naja Girard,
the blue paper’s co-publisher, did not clear my comment from moderation, I sent her a private comment saying, if Josh does not watch the re-enactment video, it will cause a metaphysical problem, which will bleed into the Eimers case. I asked Naja to clear mine to Josh from moderation, and to send mine to Josh, and mine to her to Josh. Later yesterday, I saw Naja had deleted mine to Josh and my note to her.
A while back, Naja deleted what I had submitted about her taking the Spanish woman’s comments out of the first bystanders’ video of the cops apprehending Charles Eimers had metaphysically caused witnesses not to want to come forward and had metaphysically given the KWPD and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement permission to tamper evidence, cover up and obstruct justice.
The Spanish woman’s comments were in second somewhat longer video shot by the same bystander, only recently published by the blue paper, which was how I learned of the Spanish woman. A few days later, Naja’s daughter suffered a ruptured appendix and she ended up in the hospital on Stock Island fighting for her life.
I emailed Naja that her not publishing what I had submitted caused the metaphysical blockage to burst loose in her daughter’s appendix. Naja did not respond to me, but she cleared from moderation my next submission about the metaphysical blockage she had caused in the Eimer’s case by deleting the Spanish woman’s comments in the first video.
I did not mention in that submission Naja’s daughter’s appendix erupting. Nor did I mention it in anything I published at www.goodmorningkeywest.com. I hoped enough had been said about it. While I hope nothing like that happens again, something will happen if Josh Eimers does not watch the re-enactment video.
For the first time since the angels got me involved in Key West and Florida Keys politics, I see them sometimes proactively intervening when people do not carry their spirit and earth load in situations I am given to engage for this community. I hope to see lots more of that, because I’m darn fed up with carrying the entire load after other people drop the ball.
Moving laterally, this here howling today ain’t gonna get any nicer, in today’s Citizen’s Voice – www.keysnews.com:
“I just listened to the mayoral debate and was amazed at how condescending the moderator was.”
The moderator was my friend Todd German.
How that and what follows below re that debate got instigated by the angels through mild-mannered citizen watchdog Tom Milone
becomes clear in due course.
Right after posting my reply to Tom Theisen, I seemed to lose access to that Facebook thread, even as I received in my email account two messages from Mark Ryno:
“My comments were how you sounded during the debate not your written points of view. Big difference.”
“And I’m entitled to my opinion.”
It still seemed I was blocked out of Mark’s FB thread when I replied to Mark by email:
To which I added what I already had sent to Mark by email reported up above, which began: “Heck, Mark, everyone is entitled to his/her opinion. Did Jack know you were doing that during the debate? Did he authorize it. I ask, because it may be that Pirate Radio, hosting the debate, using an independent moderator, was supposed to keep its opinions to itself during the debate, and even afterward … ”
My initial written “opinions” submitted to your FB page, contained what I actually said on the air. My second written “opinion” to your FB page was in reply to one of your FB friend’s questions to Craig and me. My third reply to your FB page, after you seemed to have deleted most of it, was about my seeming to you to be unbalanced. And perhaps to other of your FB friends. And perhaps to others. And, my opinion about how your sound system worked in that loud restaurant, and how that might be improved on. As I recall, I suggested to Jack that the debate might go better in Pirate Radio Studio, I think that was in conjunction with him telling me it could not be recorded in the restaurant, but could be recorded in the studio.
Mark, your interpretation was not colored by your supporting Mayor Cates being reelected? Just like Pirate Radio’s support of Mayor Cates was not evident in giving out the debate topics ahead of time, knowing Margaret and I both had objected to that being done; knowing Craig isn’t nearly as good on his feet as Margaret and I are. You are reminding a bit of Sheldon Davidson in his letter to the editor in today’s Citizen, blasting someone who wrote a letter to the editor for criticizing Hometown PAC for having Jennifer Hulse and John Dolan-Heitlinger on Hometown’s candidate forum panel on August 4. What else prompted Sheldon to write that letter to the editor was my already having made the same objection to those two being on the panel – I told Sheldon and Todd clearly they had stacked the panel in Craig’s favor. The way you took down what I posted in reply to yours at your FB page is further proof you are backing Craig. You ought to say that when you gratuitously criticize the performance of his two opponents. In fact, Margaret did better than Craig in the debate. She was more to the point and less wandering around, most of the time; I don’t recall her misrepresenting anything. Can’t say that for Craig. Whatever, it’s all high drama, entertainment for the the angels, demons and humans who feed on such fare.
If you mean that, Mark, why did you take my thoughts down off your FB page? You took it down because it was not pro-Craig.
You understand, don’t you, that angels people say I invent arranged for me to bump into Tom Milone today, so he could tell me what you had put up on Facebook.
Sheldon getting his letter to the editor published may have had unintended consequences. People who read it might wonder if he protested too much.
Here’s Sheldon Davidson’s letter to the editor:
Complaining about questioners is an age-old problem with political moderators and panelists. Voters often may personally dislike political questioners/panelists, their stance on certain issues or his/her inability to simply be a munch.
I can name several international monsters in Sheldon’s and my lifetime, who held steadfastly true to their core commitments, rather than disputing and endorsing sundry political claims.
Last year, esteemed Hometown PAC candidate forum panelists John Dolan-Heitlinger and Jennifer Hulse,