dr. jim garrow

Failing to Make The Connection

Guest column by Dr. Jim Garrow

corruption1On an almost daily basis we are hit with the huge numbers that government deals in. Billions and trillions of dollars are such large amounts that they become a haze and a fog that allows something quite unfortunate to take place. We forget that each dollar came out of the pocket of one of us. Yes, each dollar was taken from my earnings or your earnings. It could have bought me a coffee or in some centers paid a bus fare or at least been used for something that I chose. It is an individual’s property, taken and then used supposedly for the public good.

Here is where we make the error that allows the public squandering of money to take place and the public itself to be lulled into a stupor of non recognition. We lose sight of what these large dollars represent. And the only way to get it back into a perspective that represents reality is to bring it back down to a personal level.

We need to look at our collective loss as a personal thing. Let me illustrate this.

A billion dollars is 1000 million dollars. We all recognize that 1 of those millions is a lot of money. But how much money is 1 of those millions if it is taken out of the pockets of the 20 families on my block and only my side of the street? What if we thought  of all 100 people living in those houses and boiled it down to what each person lost. That amounts to $10,000 per resident. That’s a lot of good that could have been done. Mrs. Keogh could have had that hip replaced, and Mr. Bond could have had the new glasses and his nephew visiting more than once every couple of years. Mrs. Kowalski could eat three meals every day instead of only two on her meager pension after Walt’s passing. There is so much variety of need that could be solved based on the application of our money out of our pockets to our neighbors and ourselves.

I am making this suggestion after having just been advising folks doing forensic audits of the books of First Nations tribes that have been plundered by their leadership, and the theft of a lot of money. We boiled it down to individuals who lost things, personal needs that should have been met but weren’t because the funds weren’t there. Its really called “victim impact assessments.”

On the whole we are all victims, and in the aggregate we all suffer loss of one sort or the other. Things that we should have received, we don’t, because the funds were stolen or diverted from where it could have and should have gone, into the pockets of some crony or some company or some politician. The loss needs to become personal before we realize the enormity of the problem that we are facing.

Stop the theft in government, look at our personal losses, blame the ones responsible and seek remedies that work. Personal remedies that return to individuals the dignity that was stolen from them by government politicians and bureaucrats. When we see that dollar as our own, we can get mad because if left to us, we would have used it wisely, saved it, invested it or made good use of it. We don’t throw our personal money away, we are wiser than that. Remember that “A fool and his money are soon parted.”

Is our government a fool? I know I didn’t need to ask the obvious question because the answer has already been given, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

Thank you Forrest.

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The Bundy Ranch: From My Perspective

by Dr. Jim Garrow

I want to thank Mr. Obama once again for firing me in October. By setting me free he has enabled me to speak the truth about what I know and the many circumstances that my work for the United States provided me with. That of course is limited by my oath and the very carefully crafted set of guidelines that my lawyers provided me with to keep on the right side of the oath and the other details of my working agreement. I had no idea how well written that agreement was when I signed it back in 1969.

The current and continuing situation with the Harry Reid fiefdom of Nevada had me involved from 2006 when I was approached by the President of Canadian Solar to work with them to find suitable land and circumstances in America for which two purposes could be met.

  1. Building a manufacturing facility to produce solar panels, and
  2. Building solar farms.

Now, why was I asked by the President of Canadian Solar and his Vice President of Marketing to help? Because I had a reputation in Guelph Ontario Canada (headquarters of Canadian Solar) for my connections to the Chinese leadership and as a man who could put things together and get things done. Because of connections I had we arranged a meeting with the Lt Gov of Michigan to discuss what government assistance and cooperation might be available for the 2 above listed purposes. The same thing was done with Nevada with different players.

But as you now know, all roads lead to Harry Reid. In the meantime the ownership of Canadian Solar changed and the Chinese moved in as 100% owners with intentions of moving forward quickly with the Nevada connections and dropping the Michigan endeavor. Canadian Solar and the currently identified American solar company working with Harry Reid are all owned in the background by the Peoples Republic of China in total irrespective of what names you might see appearing on the ownership of certain LLC combinations. That is how it is done for China.

So China wanted land and Harry Reid saw to it. Bundy was merely collateral damage until America awakened from its slumber and said “wait a minute.”

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