Tuesday, March 29, 2016

TERM LIMITS ARE NOT INTRINSICALLY BETTER


AN OPINION PIECE

Do not buy into the mistruth that Term Limits is "purer" or older or some such thing than No Term Limits.

The Term Limits question can be argued either way, depending on what sources you want to cite. For example, you can argue for Term Limits because in the US we now limit the President to two consecutive terms and further cite the fact that George Washington set the precedent for only two terms before it was amended constitutionally. But then one can argue back that there are no limits on US senators or representatives, and that Supreme Court justices serve for life.

Those who believe in Term Limits will then counter-argue that Term Limits is commonly applied elsewhere or that Term limits goes back further in history—conveniently going back in history to a time and place making their argument! Etc., etc.

All this misses the point: Neither Term Limits nor No Term Limits is INTRINSICALLY better than the other. Intelligent framers of a constitution—or rules whereby a society is run—seek the right balance in government. To do this they employ MANY VARIABLES. These include rights, duties and restrictions applying to officials; election vs. appointment to office; the number of officials in a given body such as the House or the Senate; length of a single term in office; and the application or non-application of Term Limits.

It's like a machine you tinker with to get working right. There is no right or wrong intrinsically to Term Limits. Here it may work well; there it does not.

The point for us in Century Village is simply to decide "Does Term Limits or No Term Limits work better for us?" We should also be asking: "IF Term Limits, which positions should this be applied to—all officers, some or none?"

Given CV's present set-up, I say "none" for the reasons many have given many times over. Some will disagree citing their reasons. That's okay. Let none of us say, however, that Term Limits or No Term Limits is better because it is the "original" and is thus "purer." This is a false argument. Both are just adjustments among other adjustments a society must make to their governing "machine" to get it working right.    





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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Thursday, March 10, 2016

nothing to fear


83 years ago today, FDR said, "We have

 nothing to fear but fear itself" but he hadn't

 seen last night's debate.- LOLGOP




Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Home Depot "free" water tests

I sent in some water for testing around 1/31/2016 I got no answer, probably a good thing.
See other people, many  complaints e.g. The Home Depot "free" water tests are a scam. A company called RainSoft calls you, does a demo, then attempts to sell you a $10k whole house water softening system. Stay away from that mess.
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    • Shame on you Home Depot - way to lose business, glad we have Lowes so close.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Not a 4-Leaf Clover

shamrock is a young sprig of clover, used as a symbol of Christianity in IrelandSaint Patrick, Ireland's patron saint, is said to have used it as a metaphor for the Christian Holy Trinity.[1] The name shamrock comes from Irish seamr√≥g, which is the diminutive of the Irish word for clover (seamair) and means simply "little clover" or "young clover"
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Friday, March 4, 2016

Thank you Delegates for today's vote

Time to exhale, the village will continue forward to new strengths with Team Dave.
Take a break and go to Dorchester K, cross the bridge over the N canal and enjoy the Secret Garden, bromeliads, orchids, critters and birds.
Thanks to the people who care for this beauty spot.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Team Dave Best Candidates List

President (one position)
David Israel 
Vice President (two positions open) 
Ed Black 
Joy Vestal   
Treasurer (one position open) 
Howard O'Brien   
Recording Secretary (one position open) 
John Hess  
Corresponding Secretary (one position open) 
Roberta "Bobbi" Levin    
Executive Board (10 positions open) 
George Franklin 
 Dom Guarnagia 
 Lori Torres  
 Christine Armour    
 Ken Davis  
UCO elections: VOTE  FOR  WORKERS  NOT  WHINERS


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Time Before Dave

DO NOT let the Village go back, remember
Newbies, pay attention ... 
If you have been here over 8 years you already know!!
CV History:
Misguided loyalties,
Single person committees
Closed meetings
Censorship
Lack of competition, repeat vendors
No bid review
Fear of technology
Dictatorial autocratic management
Maintenance ignored or postponed
Contract breaches
Ill-considered lawsuits
Do you remember those who are spewing hate at Dave now - they used to spew and sue the Levys. Got us nowhere and cost us a bunch. Remember.
Endless adversarial beatings are not a management technique for paradise.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Positive CV Future Services and nuts, bolts, and electronics

This 'Old Village' needs expert eyes on the future - risk reduction programs, disaster recovery protocols and related Infrastructure analysis. Dominick Guarnagia, Dave, and our CAM in training Donald Foster, have the skills and continuously prepare our plans.
For an accurate CV election there will be touch screen voting, then electronic clickers for Delegate Assembly voting. Onwards.

Bring back Team Dave, Dominick, and Donald Foster!