Thursday, December 10, 2009

Enlightened Rule by scientists and experts

Enlightened Rule by scientists and experts
by Niki Raapana, author of "2020: Our Common Destiny"

I asked Gay Wellman's elist to reassure me it was an erroneous definition of the league that comes up number one in an online search for Kenny Lake Community League.
"Kenny Lake Community League Business Information - Kenny Lake Community League is a private company categorized under Community Development Groups and located in Copper Center, AK. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of $13,000 and employs a staff of approximately 1. The listed Company Contact is Gay Wellman, President" http://www.manta.com/company/mmd5rsv
Silence.

From the state I found the answer:
http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/dca/commdb/CIS.cfm?Comm_Boro_Name=Kenny+Lake
Community Non-Profit - Kenny Lake Community League
HC 60 Box 231, Kenny Lake
Copper Center, AK 99573
Phone 907-822-5048
E-mail cs5k@hotmail.com
"The Kenny Lake Community League organizes activities, is an advocate for local concerns, and administers state grants."
http://www.dced.state.ak.us/dca/commdb/CF_CIS.cfm?Comm_Boro_Name=Kenny+Lake
I asked Gay's elist if the mission for the Kenny Lake Community League was expanding to including Community Economic Development.

Silence.

The only verifiable community development association for Kenny Lake is in Copper Center, the Copper Valley Development Association, Inc.
"Our mission is to facilitate partnerships to improve the quality of life in Alaska's Copper Valley through economic development while protecting our natural and cultural resources. We serve the Copper Valley as an Alaska Regional Development Organization and Resource Conservation and Development Council. Copper Valley Development Association, Inc. is a non-profit (501(c)3) organization that serves the region as an Alaska Regional Development Organization (ARDOR) and Resource Conservation and Development Council (RC&D). CVDA is funding primarily through the ARDOR program, with federal support from RC&D Program with USDA Natrual Resources Conservation Service. Funds are also leveraged through various donations and fundrasing projects. "
Copper Valley Development Association "serves" the entire Copper Valley, including Kenny Lake. The Kenny Lake group does not ever have to become an officially recognised community development organization in order for the league to apply for Community Rural Development grants. Arlene Rosenkrans, federal appointed RC&D Coordinator, is on the CVDA staff.

Most recent grant to Kenny Lake Community League was in Oct 2009 ,$26,300 to fix the buildings through the Community Facilities Program:
“Rural Development provided much of the funding needed to make these buildings useful,” said Arlene Rosenkrans, a Kenny Lake resident and the area’s USDA RC&D Coordinator."
http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache%3AmCdVuJDebvgJ%3Awww.rurdev.usda.gov%2Frd%2Fstories%2Falaska%2FAKSucStory-KennyLake.pdf+community+development+kenny+lake+alaska&hl=en&gl=us&sig=AHIEtbSI601EDIC9FJordfIZ3Qu-OC63ng&pli=1
What purpose does the RC&D program have in Kenny Lake?
"The purpose of the Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) program is to accelerate the conservation, development and utilization of natural resources, improve the general level of economic activity, and to enhance the environment and standard of living in designated RC&D areas. It improves the capability of State, tribal and local units of government and local nonprofit organizations in rural areas to plan, develop and carry out programs for resource conservation and development. The program also establishes or improves coordination systems in rural areas. Current program objectives focus on improvement of quality of life achieved through natural resources conservation and community development which leads to sustainable communities, prudent use (development), and the management and conservation of natural resources. RC&D areas are locally sponsored areas designated by the Secretary of Agriculture for RC&D technical and financial assistance program funds." http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Programs/rcd/
I haven't seen one indication in my three years helping Tim build his business at Camp Redington that indicates anyone out here has a mandate to "improve the general level of economic activity" in Kenny Lake. And one of the biggest challenges facing all seasonal businesses out here is letting visitors know there are businesses here to serve them, ahead of time. I've built three local business websites, campredington.com, kennylakechalet.com, and kennylake.com, which fortunately Lisa Boone willingly bought and pays to keep online. So it's not as if I'm some stranger to the community who hasn't struggled along with everyone else. But it's clear to me that we are in a designated living ghost community.

Current Community Development projects affecting Kenny Lake are not discussed at public meetings in Kenny Lake, not at the community hall, not in other public gathering spots. The only other league meeting I've attended was on the same night the Copper River Mapping group was holding a "public comment" event up at Tazlina. It never came up at all during our community meeting. When I asked League President Gay Wellman if she had any information on it, she said it didn't have anything to do with our league, but assured me her husband was there.

Kenny Lake, like all the other 18 rural communities in the "valley" comes under the sustainable development authority of the Copper Valley Regional Plan
http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/oed/oedp/pubs/Copper_CEDS_2003.pdf

A small group of like believers has been quietly working on several projects that will help them gain more detailed maps of the area and identify all the local residents at the same time. (I'm suprised they haven't teamed up with the 2010 Census yet.)

A polished planning group from McCarthy have been busy writing visions across Alaska, and my experience tells me there are only a few key players in each place who are aware of the plans because they've already sworn a blood oath to promote sustainable development. By the time the plans do reach the public, public reactions are facilitated by Master Facilitators. Everyone always achieves consensus on sustainable development plans. Always.

Agnew Beck introduced the stories project back in 2001
"Copper River Stories, Project Date: 2001-2003 (pro bono), Project Manager: Thea Agnew Bemben, Clients: Friends of Kennicott, Copper River Watershed, Wrangell Mountains Center
Location: Communities along the Copper River from McCarthy to Cordova, "Copper River Stories is a regional collaborative effort by community organizations with the common goal of engaging local people in telling the stories of this remarkable region." http://www.agnewbeck.com/pages-portfolio/copperbasin/copperriver-stories.htm
Agnew Beck wrote the Branding and Marketing Plan for Copper Valley
"Regional Strategies for Tourism Branding Identity, Project Date: 2006" Agnew::Beck Consulting, LLC, provides community planning and development services to help communities respond to the challenges and opportunities of growth and change in Alaska. We have worked all over the state, from remote rural villages to urban neighborhoods. Agnew::Beck is a twelve-person team dedicated to efficient and effective project management. Our motto “Resources for Community” reflects our commitment to connect people with resources – from comprehensive planning to project funding – so communities can define a vision for their future, and take action to make that vision a reality."
http://www.agnewbeck.com/pages-portfolio/statewide/dcced-tourism.htm
Their first Regional Strategy was to change the name of the area to Copper River Country and expand the region to include 23 million acres. We are known alternately as the Copper River Basin, the Copper River Valley, the Copper Valley, Copper River Country, and even Copper River County. Most residents in my sphere refer to it as the Basin. Now we are a designated region called Alaska's Copper River Country, or county, depending on how sloppy they get.

From the CVDA's homepage:
"The Copper River Valley is a vast place, in order to help you find your way around we've organized the area into regions, To find a Chamber of Commerce member business by region, begin here. Welcome to Alaska's Copper River Country. The Copper Valley Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting business in the Copper River Basin. Benefits of membership"
WISE, naturally smarter than the rest of the businesses in Kenny Lake, not only uses the new Branding term for the Basin, they also form partnerships in its name to help further their goals.

"WISE has partnered with Princess Tours to bring you the Copper River Country Nature Tour. Treat yourself to a wilderness experience exploring the Boreal Forest. Learn about the natural and cultural history of the Copper River Valley via personalized small-group tours. The goal of the tour is to share the natural world of the area; to cultivate understanding and sensitivity to our environment; and to nurture connections with place both personally and emotionally. The proceeds from this tour are used to fund on-going youth programs and help grow the organization." (Some tours are held on Wellman's property)
The Copper River Watershed Project is a partner in the revised vision of Agnew Beck's Copper River Stories Map. It's now referred to as "Copper River Country Stories Map ~ Sharing the voices of Copper River Country to promote stewardship of our resources~"

I was appalled to learn their tourist map will not include local business services. But it doesn't. Their brilliant idea of promoting tourist related development is to tell the tourists there's nothing here worth putting on a map. Not even the pull out on the Richardson Hwy at Willow Lake tells the visitor where they are standing right that second, or that there are 5 places coming up that serve beverages and offer services, including gas, food and lodging. The Wrangell Park visitor leaves the Wrangell Park Center with the impression there's nothing to stop for until they drive 45 miles down to Chitina or 95 miles to Valdez. The Park Ranger who made the map defended his ommission of our location from his map when I asked him about it this past fall. He said, "The map isn't about Kenny Lake, it's about the mountains!" I decided to not ask him my other question, which was "Why is the Visitor Center to the Park located 25 miles past the entrance to the Park, not in Kenny Lake but up in Copper Center?" (I will expand my research to UN Heritage sites at some point, have to.)

Unlike fun maps which are still popular wth tourists worldwide because they're useful and entertaining, the new map is a teaching tool for sustainable resource development.
"Copper River Country Stories Map - Sharing the Voices of Copper River Country to promote stewardship of our resources" http://www.copperriver.org/files/mapguide-materials/mapscope.pdf.
Their innovative stories map is based on National Geographic Geomaps http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/sustainable/programs_for_places.html#mapguides

CRWP are funded by international NGO EcoTrust. They are the ones pushing hard for a Regional Environmental Citizen Advisory Council here too. CRWP has the most experience in community development visionings and sustainable development workshops.
"March 1996 - Sustainable development workshop held in Cordova. Steering committee forms to build consensus. Members made up of local businesses, native organizations, fishermen, scientists, and local, state and federal government representatives." http://www.copperriver.org/about-us/accomplishments
It makes total sense why the Kenny Lake Community League Board's agenda included the creation of seven "Standing Committees." It's the first step to building consensus.

The Wellmans' Stewardship agenda in Kenny Lake


WISE : "Enlightened citizens make wise decisions"

School of the Earth: "Claim your place on the path to the future"

Both Gay and her husband exist only to enlighten us. They represent the new global religion that makes scientists into priests, and we are their flock. Advanced souls travel higher paths than lowly commoners who need a complete scientific and spiritual re education.

The Wellmans have 2 schools here. WISE and School of the Earth. WISE and SOTE are both public training centers in global sustainable development principles. They are both located at the same address, both spouses are on both boards, and apparently they both own and live on the same property where both their non profit schools are located. But, according to WISE President Janelle Ecklund in an email response last spring, "WISE has nothing to do with School of the Earth."
"Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment (WISE) is a grassroots organization, receiving it's non-profit 501(c)(3) status in April of 2002 and it's final determination letter in 2006. The founders started meeting in 1998 with a dream to build an organization that would provide science and environmental education to all age groups."
The Wellmans assure us we have to find solutions to their problems with us.
"The human endeavor on Planet Earth has arrived at a grave state of crisis, a perilous condition that threatens civilization and the very survival of many species, including humans. The crisis is multi-faceted, involving not only environmental concerns, but also social, economic, and spiritual issues. Finding solutions may at times challenge our own sense of who we are and how we should live. Time is short. Actions taken in the near future will have consequences, for good or ill, that color the fate of distant generations." http://www.sotearth.com/Why.htm
One of their guest lecturers in the WISE Pilot Project 2008 was a Master Facilitator from The Virtues Project.
"The Vision of The Virtues ProjectTM is to serve humanity by supporting the moral and spiritual development of people of all cultures, by helping them to remember who they really are and to live by their highest values. The Mission of The Virtues ProjectTM is to provide empowering strategies that inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life through programs of excellence and simplicity which support people of all ages to cultivate their virtues -- the gifts of character."
Virtuous Programs include
"A variety of programs are available which focus on the Five Strategies of The Virtues ProjectTM in personal, professional and community development. Examples are: Personal Growth and Healing Retreats, Parenting Life-skills Courses, Character Education Initiatives, Positive Cultural Change, Violence Prevention and Intervention, Transformation of Bully Behaviour, Community Building, Leadership Development and Facilitator Training. Presentations can take the form of an inspirational keynote for a conference, a series of community development workshops for a group in crisis, an ongoing character education program within a school, corporate leadership training, or a personal development retreat for couples or individuals. "
Virtuous news tells us
"The Virtues Project is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in Victoria, B.C., Canada from March 27-30, 2008. Facilitators and virtues enthusiasts from more than a dozen countries will gather for the four-day Special Global Mentorship, overlooking beautiful Victoria Harbour. The focus is "Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Planning the Future".
Their concern for the fate of distant generations was presented as "sustainable development" at the The Earth Summit in 1992.
"Sustainable development has been defined in many ways, but the most frequently quoted definition is from Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland Report:[1]
Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts: the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs."
There is only one way to see the emerging, more mature system.
"All definitions of sustainable development require that we see the world as a system—a system that connects space; and a system that connects time. Our Common Inaction: Meeting the Call for Institutional Change (PDF - 264 kb) IISD's President and CEO, David Runnalls, suggests that our failure to dramatically reform our domestic institutions and create an international architecture to respond to the challenges of sustainable development are the main reasons behind society’s inability to manage the threats that seem about to overwhelm us. This article appeared in the November/December 2008 issue of Environment Magazine."
They fully identify their mission in Kenny Lake with the Climate change agenda in Copenhagen.
"Kouchner told reporters after meeting U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that France has been working on the tax idea for a year and hosted a conference in Paris in October with 59 countries as well as financial and economic experts to put together a proposal. "He conceded there is some opposition, even in liberal countries, but he predicted "all the people of the world will accept this kind of contribution. It will be done, believe me, it will be done. I don't know when. But I know that we (have) to rebalance the responsibility and the sufferings in this world," Kouchner said. "If it comes through this conference it will be a big, big, big, big benefit."" France proposes Global tax on financial transactions to fund Copenhagen measures, http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/greenpage/environment/78729202.html, The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION, France wants to help developing countries combat climate change with small tax, By: Edith M. Lederer, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, 7/12/2009 7:04 PM
They are teaching us to play our part in their enlightened idea of a mature global society.
"School of the Earth, by providing education, motivation, and support for constructive action, can play a part in the emergence of a mature society, capable of creating and maintaining a vibrant civilization on a healthy planet. http://www.sotearth.com/Why.htm
The Wellmans are helping us build a new civilization that's already been mapped out for us.
"The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) completed an extensive planning process for the management of the Gulkana River. One of its major recommendations includes the development of outreach and learning programs aimed at educating the user on river safety and "Leave No Trace" etiquette. WISE works with BLM to help administer this education."
Using trained facilitators who care enough about humanity to lead us into our glorious destiny, we all must learn to make decisions as a group, with them leading it.
"Another area of interest to me is collaborative decision making. I believe that decisions can be made wisely and with the input and interests of all those affected, when an effective structured process is lead by a skilled facilitator. Over the years I have refined the collaborative process based on my own experience as a professional mediator and facilitator. I have taught this process through workshops and university courses since 1984." Dorothy Shepard, WISE facilitator http://www.alaskapacific.edu/academics/facultybios/psych/Pages/DorothyShepard.aspx
They are teaching us how to do our duties and to fulfill our glorious destinies as obediant global citizens, which then leads us to our ultimate fullfillment and happiness.
"Hope lies in many places, but ultimately in human hearts and minds. As we grow in understanding and appreciation for the challenges we face, so will our actions grow to better meet those challenges. Intriguingly, this process leads not only to responsible global citizenship, but also to human fulfillment and happiness."
They assure us the wisest and most far- sighted among us were sorcerers, alchemists, seers and other magicians who followed the Light Bearer, also known as Lucifer.
"With our back against the wall, the actions forced upon us for survival seem to push us to a state of maturity recommended in ages past by the wisest and most far-sighted amongst us. By rising to meet the challenge of our times, we, who live in this age of darkness and light, may claim the light for ourselves and for all those who follow, into the far centuries." http://www.sotearth.com/Why.htm
The Wrangell Mountains Center (where Arlene's husband works) has the same objectives as School of the Earth. It's all about our collective transformation.
"The Wrangell Mountains Center is a private nonprofit institute dedicated to environmental education, research, and the arts in Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve.
Our Vision, The Wrangell Mountains Center strives to facilitate understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of the lands and communities of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. We create opportunities for personal transformation through direct experience with this extraordinary place. Our programs provide students, local citizens, scholars, and travelers with an increased understanding of complex natural processes, a changed view of the human place in the natural environment, and new skills for taking effective action on their own local issues."
Here's where it gets into the whole religious aspect of the teachings. "Excercises designed to develop greater appreciation for humanity's place in the broad universe" sounds nice enough to the untrained reader, but it begs the question, what's wrong with our level of appreciation now? Who determined this change was necessary again?

Oh right, the United Nations did, and with zero publc input the US government as well as all 50 states jumped on the sustainable development ideology as if their lives depended on it. It's been 17 years since the Rio agreements were adopted and the Localizing Agenda 21 Programme for Sustainable everything was put into play. Today there's not a business in the nation that isn't aware of the need to incorporate the word "sustainable" into their mission statements, especially if they want to jump into the emerging, lucrative game called "public-private partnerships".

The phrase "In this age of darkness and light" needs further research, but it appears to be used primarily in the "Darkness to Light campaign," which teaches us to share our personal stories of sexual abuse with concerned, enlightened facilitators in order to heal. This ties in very nicely to Dorothy and Gay's training.
"This national nonprofit organization educates adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. They are now serving communities in 48 states and 9 countries. " "http://www.darkness2light.org/FacilitatorDirectory.asp.
The term "light" has been used to define the core communitarian requirement for responsible global citizenship too, it's called volunteerism.
"I have spoken of a thousand points of light, of all the community organizations that are spread like stars throughout the Nation, doing good. I will go to the people and the programs that are the brighter points of light, and I will ask every member of my government to become involved. The old ideas are new again because they are not old, they are timeless: duty, sacrifice, commitment, and a patriotism that finds its expression in taking part and pitching in." —George H. W. Bush, 1988 http://www.democraticunderground.com/articles/04/09/11_1000.html (Promoted by Bush and Obama on campuses nationwide, American students have formed a 1000 Pints of Light (beer) program with their own awards ceremony.)
The Meaning of the Term: ‘Lightbearer’ from those supporting the Wellman's point of view
"The word “lightbearer” in its literal sense means he who bears the light. It is synonymous with a person who searches for knowledge and enlightenment and who in so doing seeks to bring it to mankind. It is in this pure and beautiful sense of the word that “lightbearer” has been used in the name of the Lightbearers Organization and as a reference to Baron Eugene Fersen. http://www.scienceofbeing.com/html/baron.html
Is it coincidental that the father of the lightbearers was called the Teacher of the Teachers?
"Baron Eugene Fersen, "The Teacher of the Teachers," gave to the world his truth, his knowledge, and his seat-of-power knowing that all of Humankind should have access to the secret teachings that were only privy to the rich and powerful. He came to share with us these secrets; with the hope that we would free ourselves with this knowledge and rid ourselves of the myths that hold us hostage and bind us to our physical bodies and this Earthly existence. There are other secrets, which still remain secret, because it is believed that main-stream minds and hearts are not ready to comprehend their truths at this time. He taught and believed that “As humans enlightened their Spirits with this knowledge more would be revealed to them.”
The meaning of the term from the Satanic Bible
"The Roman god, Lucifer, was the bearer of light, the spirit of the air, the personification of enlightenment. In Christian mythology he became synonymous with evil, which was only to have been expected from a religion whose very existence is perpetuated by clouded definitions and bogus values! It is time to set the record straight. False moralisms and occult inaccuracies must be corrected. Entertaining though they might be, most stories and plays about Devil worship must be recognized as the obsolete absurdities they are.
It has been said that 'the truth will make men free'. The truth alone has never set anyone free. It is only doubt which will bring mental emancipation. Without the wonderful element of doubt, the doorway through which truth passes would be tightly shut.
...
For those who doubt supposed truths, this book is revelation. Then Lucifer will have risen. Now is the time for doubt! The bubble of falsehood is bursting and its sound is the roar of the world! " Lucifer the Enlightenment http://www.dpjs.co.uk/lucifer.html
Modern "Christian" teachers explain Lucifer as a neccessary role in human enlightenment
"Although Lucifer is the Enlightener of the world, that does not mean we should shun the doctrine of enlightenment. Most Christians have trouble living life with effortlessness and nonresistance compared to spiritually evolved people of other religions because the Devil has hidden that portion of the truth from God’s people. To Christians, he has hidden the universal aspect of God. To the world, he has hidden the personal aspect of God. But Lucifer was created to be the enlightener as his name signifies. God lets him play the role he was created with in this world, enlightening mankind. Although Lucifer has corrupted his original responsibilities by acting according to his own agenda instead of God’s, he is still fulfilling part of God’s plan in universal unfoldment. Because the Most High God is sovereign in the workings of the universe. If Lucifer had not fallen, he would be playing his role perfectly as the enlightener of mankind according to God’s way and not his own." http://www.mindreality.com/knowing-god-through-enlightenment-and-salvation
The WISE Mission is vague. They just want to share, educate us, instill us with awe and connectedness, and awaken us to our sacred feelings for the planet.
"WISE provides science and environmental education to all age groups, resources for learning, and support for scientific research. Our vision is to share the natural world of the Copper River Basin and to provide scientific, environmental education, and research services to all age groups from children to seniors and to instill people with a sense of awe, connectedness, and sacred feeling for the place we live. WISE is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Currently headquartered in Kenny Lake, Alaska.
The WISE Location is the Wellman's Home in Kenny Lake, but they claim to have the right to require everyone in 23,500 square miles to follow them into enlightenment
"WISE provides services to the Copper River Basin, Alaska. The Copper River Basin is located 200 miles east of Anchorage, AK. It is home to Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve, the largest park in the United States. Nineteen rural communities are spread throughout the Basin, which encompasses approximately 23,500 square miles."
WISE Board of Directors

* Janelle Eklund, President. Former Bureau of Land Management Outdoor Recreation Planner
* Dave Wellman, Vice President. Retired high school science teacher.
* Carla Schierholt, Secretary. Kenny Lake School 2nd and 3rd grade teacher
* Paul Boos, Treasurer. Former Bureau of Land Management Lead Outdoor Recreation Specialist
* Dr. Daniel Solie, Director of Education Outreach, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) High Frequency Active Auroral Research Project; UAF Assistant Professor of Science Education.
* Suzanne McCarthy, Director Prince William Sound Community College
* Gay Wellman, Education/In home services specialist for Alzheimer's Resource Agency of Alaska
* Mark Somerville, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Fisheries Biologist
* Glenn Hart, Education Specialist, Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve


Executive Director
Bruce James, Former Engineering Manager, President Shriners Masonic Group, US Navy
Civil Society goals for the Basin must be achieved at all costs, doubt it not!
"Lucifer, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable, blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish souls? Doubt it not!" [Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, p. 321, 19th Degree of Grand Pontiff] http://www.cuttingedge.org/free11.html
The bottom line is this: only enlightened people will be included in any economic revitalization of Kenny Lake, or anywhere else in the Basin. You have to join the church first.

Special thanks to Consuelo for her assistance on the research used for this paper.

Update 12/11/09
Thanks go out to Eric for sending me the pdf for the Kenny Lake Community Plan March 2003-2005, updated in 2007? I created a Community Toolbox for kennylake.com in March 2006 and am fairly positive I never ran across this then. It will get more attention in the coming days, but my first read through showed me WISE was written into the Matrix on page 12 alongside NPS to start science and outdoor education camps. I may have seen this because I do recall reading something that listed only a few participants, but none from Chitina, because I thought it was funny. So, they did a bunch of community outreach in 2003, went back to it in 2005. sent out requests for comments to 30 community groups and busnesses and got 13 back, and 11 people wrote the "vision." I asked Lisa at the Merc to print copies so some of the 400 other residents can get a look at the community vision they all agreed to. Like all LA21 plans, it follows a familiar format and certainly suggests many reasonable upgrades to Kenny Lake.
http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/dca/plans/KennyLake-GCP-2007.pdf

What I still don't understand is what authority it has here. The Seattle neighborhood visions were "validated" by the communities and adopted into LAW by Seattle City Council who had to VOTE on them. The RNP had the authority of law behind it. What does KL-GCP have?

I should also add that Kenny Lake is un incorporated, has no local town or borough government, and there are no land taxes (unless you count the $50 well fee a year, as some do). The league has membership requirements, you have to sign a form (which I haven't seen that yet either) to join.

I have started studying the new bylaws, they were passed out at Monday nights Board meeting. Still working on getting a copy of the old bylaws. The new ones passed in October 2009, and established a board of directors. Obviously I'd like to compare them. :)

There's another piece that made sense after I saw the KL-GCP called for a Day Care/Head Start program. I've heard complaints from some of the young parents with toddlers that they're being pressured from some "old people" to bring their children to play at tot time, and be tested. There's a whole other side to this connection to the health community too, apparently they have all kinds of new ideas for making sure everyone in Kenny Lake is healthy and happy.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not even a quarter of the way through your latest post and I have to comment. Firstly, Thank you so much for the work you've put in this already. These SOBs make me so angry I can hardly control myself. Re: The Chamber of Commerce. People who read this need to go to Erica Carle's exposes of the Internation, National and local Chambers of Commerce to understand what the deal was and is. Re: Gay and her bunch. Sounds like they are helping their businesses but not yours. I was reading this morning a post comment by Dorothy at Cumbey's blog and Dorothy did a good job of detailing The Delphi Technique and how to identify it and disrupt it. One interesting ploy is to form many small groups, hold their meetings simultaneously so that people from one group can't attend the other meetings and put stuff together. Gay and hubby are poison and the locals need to flush them out. How long have those termites been in the area?

Anonymous said...

These people are like a pit of snakes, all slithering around together, intertwined. They are connected through marriage, through business, through their sick religion, through government bodies, through the grants and other money they are getting, either through their jobs or board positions. Who can even know all the ways they've discovered to get paid for all this rotten stuff. And as for the Masonic connection...that's nothing to ignore. A few years ago I happened on something in my area of interest. I found a program being promoted in multiple States by Freemasonry in which they were actively involved in government schools, supplying the schools with curricula. I gathered lots of information, contacted a local State lawmaker (she had been on the State Bd. of Ed., claimed to be a Christian, had been outspoken while on the State Board against much of the evil) but after I handed her all my research on a silver platter, she and her office did nothing with it and stone-walled my questions about it. I had to wonder if she either feared the Lodge or had a connection to it?

REB said...

That quote from MindReality is should not be taken as a Christian view. It's a New Age doctrine, It's practically straight out of Alice A. Bailey.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Niki, A+. A fabulous piece of writing.

Love from freezing Boise (don't know how you do it!)

Sue

Anonymous said...

The WISE board sure is a bunch of winners. Not a one of them surviving without the taxpayer's buck. The power to tax is certainly the power to destroy. Can't wait for that global carbon tax.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Seattle and visited Baron Eugene Fersen's house on Capital Hill. It's was a big white Georgian house with a wrap around porch across the street from the Volunteer Park water tower. I'd heard from people that the house was the center of a cult that worshipped Lucifer called The Lightbearers. People had met the two dowager White Russian ladies who owned the house and had been shown a chapel inside which i was curious to see for myself. Ruth Namura, who ran Seattle Pottery in the Seattle Center, rented the carriage from them for years. One day my curiosity got the best of me and I went up to knock on the door and noiticed a brass plate near the door bell which had The Lightbearers engraved on it. I rang the bell but no one answered the door that day and I never went back to try again although I continue to go by that house to this day. For years I've been asking everyone I know who knew about The Lightbearers mansion near Volunteer Park what the heck was up with them. No one has been able to answer my question until now. This is a revelation! -Charlie Krafft (I forgot my Google account password).

the tent lady said...

I'm so happy my mini sold I can barely acknowlege these commnents. How deep do I have to go?

Lark said...

These people are parasites! They are mere interlopers... producing nothing of value... except bile and hot air. With the aid... of [counterfeit $] grant money... and a [bogus] justification for their existence, they'll suck the blood from all of you. Meanwhile they'll continue peddling... some foolish notion... that they're somehow... better and smarter than you... and so worth... following their lead.

They should be shunned and then run out of town.

If I were you and yours, I'd watch my back. Better still, conjure up a competing branding platform. ;)

Theirs sounds... too canned... and superficial - you can do better!

Anonymous said...

Many years ago the push was on for Regional Government. It is also called Metro Government. A number of American cities were revamped and are now deemed Metro areas. Nixon divided America into regions and each region has a "capital". Regional Government is also a UN thing. Regional Government deprives the People of their control over their government. Books have been written warning about it. I have several. The late, great Maureen Heaton of Bellingham, Washington wrote a great one. A book titled FABIAN FREEWAY by Rose L. Martin is also an excellent book explaining what has been done to us. THE METROCATS is a term that has been used. World Socialism is the goal and it is nearly attained. People like the Wellmans are doing their best to bring it about. But who can understand or explain these people?

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