Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Common Sense Coto de Caza Budget

Posted By CotoBlogzz 08-31-2010

FISH-BHO-Nomics do not work, FISH-COTO-Nomics don’t work

It is that time again – it is your friendly association’s budget time – this is the time when service providers such as Keystone Pacific and or landscapers determine how much more you have to pay for lousy service and your board of directors comes up with fish stories telling you to be thankful you are not paying that much more.

For reference, FISH-BHO-Nomics represents the current US administration’s  economic policies as well as the Fish stories used to explain them away – the policies have not worked, and the stories as just that:  Fish stories.

Likewise, FISH-COTO-Nomics represent the Coto de Caza economic policies and corresponding fish stories.  For example, Xochitl Yocham tries to explain that it is OK for the CZ Master association to subsidize the Estates, the Villages, the Stables and the Golf Club “because they are good neighbors, not unlike Dove Canyon or Rancho Santa Margarita residents

The CZ  gate access is analogous to the US federal government’s efforts to secure the US border – suing Arizona for trying to do the work the feds are supposed to do.  In Coto's case, the board uses legal resources to silence critics.

Let’s be clear:  The CZ board has shown a pervasive predilection for taking action to benefit a small minority within the community – specifically the real estate industry.  Any budget that suggests  that dues should increase and or remain the same, should be viewed like FISH-BHO-Nomics:  Merely a way to subsidize freeloaders.

First, consider the number of foreclosures in the community over the last three years to now.

Now consider the total disregard for any semblance of supplier management – keep in mind that domain expert  and former member of the CZ board of directors Joseph Morabito has volunteered to establish a credible, reliable and transparent supplier management process – not a beep  from the CZ board:

How do you know current suppliers are doing their job?  For reference, in the past the unacceptable response from Keystone on behalf of the CZ board is “  If the board renews their contract, that means the suppliers are doing an acceptable job.”  Or what about answering the following:  When was the last time you had three bids for the Triple Constraint:  property management, legal counsel and security?

What about answering the question:  What is the real purpose of the close to  “2.0  million /year “security-but-no-security” budget?  What is the real purpose of the gates?  To keep residents out while making it easy for freeloaders and suppliers to come in?  Pass holders, valid or not, rarely  go through any manned gate – instead they hold up traffic, flash a card (valid or not) and they are let in, for example.

Answering the aforementioned question is more than just academic – it is important for liability reasons as exemplified by the Donald Tilley, a security guard employed by BonaFide Security Services, Inc., suing  the CZ Master Association, because of injuries he suffered from an assault while responding to a complaint about a youth party on CZ's premises, and subsequent CZ board actions, including directly hiring an executive director because of Keystone’s incompetence, according to Robert Varo.  Now enters Arizona case law: Martinez v. Woodmar IV Condominiums Homeowners Ass’n, Inc., 189 Ariz. 206, 941 P.2d 218 (Ariz. 1997).

Or what about asking the following question:  How much do CZ residents have to pay to use facilities owned by  The Stables, The Golf Club, The Racquet Club?  Now turn in it around and ask:  how much do   the Stables, The Golf Club and  The Racquet Club pay the CZ Master association for the wear and tear of the common property?  Get the picture?  The picture, just like in FISH-BHO-nomics is distribution of wealth.

Under the current economic conditions, a sensible approach to the CZ budget is to implement a Joe Morabito-type of supplier management and  to keep only one manned gate.   Multiple-day pass users should pay a substantial fee and should all go through the manned gate for verification purposes.  Users of the high maintenance common areas such as the Sports Park, the horse trails, the new Yocham/Varo dog park , including the Racquet club and the Gold Club, should reimburse the CZ residents for the close to $4 million/per year subsides.

CZ wastes money because there is no credible supplier management process in place.  The property management company, no matter who it is, cannot be trusted to do this.   I saw that first hand while serving on the Board.   It is not one of their competencies.  They are not tough enough when it comes to going out to bid or negotiations.  There should be a permanent Committee of residents in place to handle supplier selection and management, which would include regularly going out to bid for major services using procurement department procedures.  That was not happening before I served on the Board, did happen while I was on the board for the first time because of my work experience (we do this for a living) and probably is not happening today because it is very labor intensive.  It cannot be done as part of a regular Board function.  It is what it is.   Joseph Morabito

Implications of Arizona Courts and Gated Communities

Posted By CotoBlogzz 08-31-2010

The most expensive line item in most gated communities' budget is the "security budget", followed by a number of disclaimers stating something to the effect that "the community is not responsible for security" - In Coto de Caza the "security budget for not security purposes," for example, is now close to $2 million/year when you include the ancillary items such s Keystone's involvement.

And let  the legal games begin.  

In recent years, courts have examined an association’s liability for criminal acts of third parties committed on association property. Donald Tilley, a security guard employed by BonaFide Security Services, Inc., sued the CZ Master Association, because of injuries he suffered from an assault while responding to a complaint about a youth party on CZ's premises, for example.

The circumstances surrounding Tilley's assault are undisputed. Ashley S., a 17-year-old resident of Coto, had a party. Substantially more guests attended her party than had been directly invited. The party got out of hand, and both Coto's security officers and the Orange CountySheriff's deputies were called. The party was broken up, and most of the guests dispersed. Unfortunately, they did not all stay dispersed

The CZ at that time claimed the following as undisputed facts:
(1)      "Plaintiff Donald Tilley was designated as BonaFide Security's Special Officer for Coto and assigned a Captain's rank.
(2)       "CZ relied on BonaFide and its officers to use their judgment and discretion in carrying out security-related procedures.
(3)       "BonaFide Security set the patrol routes and times, created security procedures, approved Security post orders and directives, trained and assigned officers, instructed its officers how to respond to parties and otherwise controlled the day-to-day operations of security for CZ within Coto. Individual officers used their discretion in determining whether to contact law enforcement or residents and visitors in responding to disturbances. "
(4)       "CZ did not have rules or regulations addressing parties or gatherings at the homeowners' homes. The CC&R's for CZ did not address parties at

Since Varo/Mezger came to the scene, the  CZ Master Association has buried the previously winning argument by piercing the agency veil and hiring an executive director "because Keystone is not competent enough," for starters.

The question of the Association’s duty with regard to criminal activity has yet to be answered completely by Case la.  However, recently, the trailing-blazing state of Arizona, addressed it in the case of Martinez v. Woodmar IV Condominiums Homeowners Association, Inc 

On review of this case, the Arizona Supreme Court held that an association has the same duties as a landlord. The court also found that criminal intrusion (criminal acts) constitutes a dangerous condition.

What are the implications of the Court's decision in this case for a community association, such as the CZ Master?

It means that an association must take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of its common areas.  What are the implications of CZ's close to $2 million/year  "security budget-not for security purposes?" - Stay tuned.

You Cant' Fight Your Homeowners association

By George K. Staropoli, President, Citizens for Constitutional Local Government

Here's an Alabama case where a homeowner encroaches on the common area by building some steps to a lake.  The HOA tells him to "cease and desist."  He files suit against the HOA in which he argues that the HOA was improperly formed since it never filed incorporation papers as required by the CC&Rs, and a board was formed by  a group  without the required quorum and with a board membership that violated the CC&Rs. Based on this, the trial court agreed and decided in favor of the homeowner.  Victory?  NOT!!! 

The appeals court held, that as a result of their error as filed by the homeowner in the suit, the HOA immediately properly filed incorporation papers and was "bona fide" to enforce the CC&Rs.  Given this major position, all the rest fell by the wayside and the homeowner lost.  The argument that all the dues that he had paid the HOA under the CC&Rs was therefore not binding was not supported by the appeals courts, holding that the homeowner did not contest the issue when he made his payments.  Therefore, by his payments, he was agreeing to be bound by the unincorporated and improperly formed association.  BAM!!  YOU LOSE!

Willow Lake v. Juliano, No. 2081099, (Ala Civ. App, Aug. 27, 2010).
An aside on legal dicta

For the leagle-eagles, this opinion contained the question of whether "ramblings" or views by a court were to be taken as binding  opinion.  These statements are called "dicta" (if not made by a judge they are called "ipse dixit"). Surprisingly, not necessarily.  (Dicta are judicial opinions expressed by the judges on points that do not necessarily arise in the case.  The part of a judicial opinion which is merely a judge's editorializing and does not directly address the specifics of the case at bar; extraneous material which is merely informative or explanatory.)  The court stated,  

Thus, our reversal of the judgment in regard to the incorporation issue renders the findings of the trial court on the ownership issue to be gratis dictum. . . . An opinion given in Court' . . ., `if not necessary to the judgment given of record, . . . is no judicial opinion, no more than a 'gratis dictum.'  . . . gratis dictum is of no legal force and effect, . . 
Too many times HOA/CAI lawyers make public statements based on dicta, which mislead the public and can be challenged.

Man gets 25 to life for MWSP - murder while stealing porno

Posted by CotoBlogzz 031-2010

SANTA ANA -Weston Scott Kruger, Newport Beach, was sentenced today to 25 years to life in state prison for murdering a liquor store owner who confronted him about stealing a pornographic magazine. At the time of the murder, the defendant was out of custody on two other unrelated felony cases for domestic violence and residential burglary, according to the Orange County District Attorney's (OCDA) office.  Weston Scott Kruger, 32, was found guilty by a jury May 5, 2010, of one felony count of murder.

On the afternoon of July 28, 2007, Kruger entered Sportsman Liquor Store at 2615 Newport Boulevard in Newport Beach. He hid a pornographic magazine under his shirt with the intention of stealing it before approaching the counter to purchase a pack of cigarettes. While Kruger was standing at the counter he was confronted by the clerk, store owner Hao Huynh, who could see the stolen magazine that the defendant was attempting to conceal.

Kruger walked out of the liquor store as Huynh followed him out and refused to let go of the magazine as the victim attempted to get it back. Kruger turned to the victim and violently shoved him, causing Huynh to fly through the air and fall to the ground, landing on the back of his head. The defendant picked up the magazine and briefly stood over the victim with a clenched fist to make sure that Huynh did not get up, and then fled the scene with the stolen pornographic magazine.

Huynh was transported to the hospital, where he died the following day due to traumatic injuries to his brain. The victim had owned and worked at Sportsman Liquor Store with his wife since 1992. The victim's wife was in the store at the time of the murder.

The incident was captured on video surveillance. An uninvolved witness in the parking lot identified Kruger, with whom he had gone to high school. When officers later searched the defendant's home, Kruger was in possession of the stolen magazine and the shirt seen on the assailant in the surveillance video.

At the time of the murder, Kruger was out of custody on bail for two unrelated felony cases.

Beware of Fake Nurses - CAAG Gets $500,000 Restitution to Cheated Former Students

Posted by CotoBlogzz 08-31-2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - According to the California Attorney General,  a half-million-dollar settlement with RN Learning Center, the operator of a sham nursing school in Los Angeles that created  the illusion it was training future nurses by pretending to offer an accredited nursing program and tricking graduates into believing they had qualified to become registered nurses.

As many as 300 students paid $20,000 each to enroll and attend classes at RN Learning Center, which advertised its fast-track program for earning a bachelor of science degree in nursing in less than two years.

In the settlement negotiated by the AG's office on behalf of the Board of Registered Nursing, Junelou Chalico Enterina, owner and operator of RN Learning Center, which operated on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, agreed to close his business and pay victims restitution of $500,000. He also agreed never again to open a nursing school in California.

The board, which is the state agency that oversees the practice and education of nurses, believes no student of RN Learning Center was able to use her degree to qualify for the state's nursing exam or become a registered nurse. However, the board is contacting every medical facility in the state to warn about unaccredited schools such as RN Learning Center.

The settlement  announced August 11, 2010, concludes a board investigation that began in early 2007. Despite purporting to be a nursing school, RN Learning Center never applied to the nursing board to obtain accreditation as a school of nursing. Three years ago, the board ordered the school to close. It also disciplined two licensed registered nurses associated with the school and posted a notice on its website warning prospective students that unaccredited schools were operating in California.

Despite the scrutiny, RN Learning Center continued to operate, targeting mostly Filipino-Americans who already worked in the health field. The school's marketing materials promised the program would, "Advance Your Education. Increase Your Earnings. Secure Your Financial Future." Just as they would in a real nursing school, students took classes in anatomy, microbiology and learned to do sutures. They traveled to the Philippines for a month of clinical study in hospitals and prisons, and attended classes at a foreign nursing school that also had not been approved by California's board.

RN Learning Center kept the deception going by holding formal graduation ceremonies. About 50 of its students applied to the nursing board to take the National Council Licensing Examination, which qualifies nursing school graduates to become licensed registered nurses. The students submitted transcripts that were declared fraudulent, so they were unable to meet the eligibility requirements and were not allowed to take the licensing exam. Because RN Learning Center was unlicensed, none of the course work taken there can be counted toward completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

If you were a nursing student of RN Learning Center, please contact the Attorney General's Office at (213) 897-2000. For more information about the California Board of Registered Nursing, please see http://www.rn.ca.gov/

Veltre Gets 18 Years for Ponzi and Real Estate Fraud

Posted By CotoBlogzz 08-31-2010

SANTA ANA, CA - Joseph Anthony Veltre was sentenced yesterday to 18 years in state prison for stealing $2.6 million from investors in a Ponzi and real estate fraud scheme, according to the Orange Country District Attorney's (OCDA) office.

Veltre, 68, Orange, pleaded guilty to a court offer to 112 felony counts including 60 counts of grand theft, 17 counts of elder financial exploitation by a non-caregiver, 17 counts of residential burglary, 13 counts of forgery, three counts of recording false documents, one count of commercial burglary, one count of identity theft, and white collar crime sentencing enhancements for loss over $500,000. Veltre was sentenced to 18 years in state prison and ordered to pay over $2,649,000 in restitution.

Between 2002 and 2007, Veltre defrauded eight people in a Ponzi and real estate fraud scheme - a scheme that offers investors high, short-term returns on investments. Instead of using the money to generate actual income and legitimate profits, the money from the investors is kept for the benefit of the defendant or used to repay earlier investors.

Using his two Orange County-based businesses, Sea View Financial and Allied Corporate Investments, Veltre operated as a hard money lender by soliciting money from private investors for borrowers looking for funds from non-bank lenders. The term "hard money lender" is used when a lender solicits money from private investors for borrowers looking for funds from non-bank lenders. He stole from his private investors, most of whom are now retired and elderly, by keeping the money they lent for borrowers looking to take out second and third mortgages and not funding the loan as promised. Veltre operated a Ponzi scheme and used funds from new investors to pay off older investors.

The Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD) began investigating Veltre after receiving complaints from some of the victims and arrested him on May 4, 2009.

Deputy District Attorney George McFetridge of the White Collar Crime Team prosecuted this case.

Monday, August 30, 2010

LA County Sheriff's Deputy Charged with felony count and gross negligence

Posted By Cotoblogzz 08-30-2010

WESTMINSTER, CA  - Patricia Margaret Bojorquez, a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has been charged with filing a false police report against her ex-husband and firing a firearm in her Westminster home, endangering children playing nearby, according to the Orange County District Attorney's (OCDA) office.

Bojorquez, 43, Westminster, was charged Aug. 26, 2010, with one felony count of discharging a firearm with gross negligence which could have resulted in injury or death to a person and one misdemeanor count of falsely reporting a crime. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of three years in state prison. Bojorquez is scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 24, 2010

According to the OCDA's office, on Nov. 18, 2009, Bojorquez is accused of calling the Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) Dispatch and falsely reporting that her ex-husband was sexually assaulting a 13-year-old female relative. The defendant is accused of lying about the sexual assault because she was upset over child custody issues. Responding HBPD officers investigated the report and determined that the 13-year-old girl had not been molested and had made no such representation to the defendant.

At approximately 11:50 a.m. on Jan. 9, 2010, Bojorquez is accused of firing a firearm inside her Westminster home. She is accused of shooting a bullet that pierced a bedroom window and exited the home toward a residential street where children were playing in the front yards of their homes. Bojorquez is accused of showing a disregard for the safety of the children outside, who were directly in the line of fire. The defendant's brother and fiancé were in the house at the time and called the police. The Westminster Police Department investigated this case.

The defendant is currently on probation for two driving under the influence (DUI) convictions in Orange County.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Rebecca Olivieri with the Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting this case.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Carly’s Cadre Coalesce at Crescent (not THAT crescent)

Posted By CotoBlogzz

Carly is hosting a meeting characterized as  a  “Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Barney Frank protest” today Saturday, August 28th at 4:00 p.m.

The meeting is to be held  at the corner of Crescent and Stanton Avenue in Buena Park (next to Knott's Berry Farm).  Carly is asking those planning to attend to bring appropriate home-made sign  to “help us send a strong message to Boxer and Frank about the job they are doing in Congress.”

How about a sign such as this:

Friday, August 27, 2010

Coto De Caza Subsidies Qualify as Bellisimos

Posted By CotoBlogzz

Coto de Caza, CA -The CZ Master Association's population stopped growing some ten years ago and as the CZ population has aged, the total number of residents has gone down.  In fact,  Joe Morabito, a former member of the CZ Master Association board of directors, continues to argue for a Senior Center - The CZ Master Association is the largest homeowners associaiton in Coto de Caza.

However, the CZ subsidies continue, apparenlty  to accommodate population changes not in the dues-paying CZ community, but in subsidized communities such as the Estates, the Villages, the Stables, the Golf Club and now the Coto Polo Arena, such as the expenditure to build a turn-out lane by the un-manned North Gate, servicing mostly non-CZ residents.

One of the arguments for the Polo Arena was that traffic would NOT increase – yet the CZ Master Association board of directors in a Bell-like decision has decided to fund a turn out lane to accommodate traffic to and from the North Gate – arguably used mostly by the  aforementioned subisidised entities.

We asked CZ directors Xochitl Yocham and Bruce Banigan to  let  CBJ readers know the compelling argument used by the CZ board to spend the CZ resident's  money on this new turn out lane, other than to make it even more convenient to  the increasing parasitic residents in Coto de Caza Ms. Yocham characterizes as “good neighbors, not unlike Dove Canyon and or Rancho Santa Margarita residents” - so far no response.

We did get a response from Mr. Morabito, however.  

" Hello All:  We continue to subsidize a very small number of CZ Members at the expense of the total membership; i.e. horse owners maybe 100, if that, parents with kids using the Sports Park , maybe 500 if that, dog owners, maybe 200 if that.   And, many of these people are probably in the same 500.   So, roughly 3,000 CZ Members who are probably over 55 years old are paying all the bills to support 500 or so Members that are living the good life on us.  And then, there are the Estates and Village people who pay little or nothing to experience everything Coto at the expense of CZ Members.  I say we gate them out completely.  Sounds like Obama’s redistribution of income to me.   What is wrong with this picture?  CZ needs to understand and recognize its core customers.  Of course, we are captive customers since dues are required.  If that wasn’t the case, most CZ Members would have stopped doing business with CZ long ago because CZ does not offer any features and benefits for about 3,000 members.   

P.S.  I am still waiting for my bocce court and multi-generational park."

That should be all we need to induct the $3.00+ million/year CZ subsidies into "Bellisimos" - these are irrational actions taken by bureaucracies affected by the Bell Syndrome.  The Bell Syndrome ( BS) is when a parasitic bureaucracy becomes irrational and its decision-making focuses strictly on self-preservation. The BS strikes mostly communities where the electorate is apathetic, mis-informed, gullible, lazy, ignorant, or a combination thereof.

And that, is what the CZ Subsidies qualify as Bellisimos

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Boxer’s Epiphany: Small Business - From Enemy Combatant to Centerpiece

Posted to CotoBlogzz 08-24-2010

Madame Barbara Boxer thinks that a small fish is much more important than the California Farmer – which is why California farmers no longer have the water they need to keep the food supply chain fed.

Madam Boxer actively worked on the smoke-filled back-room deals, including Stupak’s Soul Sale, the Louisiana Purchase, the Cornhusker’s kickback, the Union Bribe and the Teacher’s Payola – deals which eventually yielded government funded abortions, socialized medicine and ultimately forcing small businesses to put on hold any thoughts of expansion.

Then Madame Boxer supported the recent Financial Reform Ruse, we refer to as the Parasitic Feed Reform legislation.  No to mention the $26 Billion Teachers”  bailout the President referred to as “.. special interest legislation ONLY if you think it is”/

But it looks like Madame Boxer has seen the light.  In her August 23, 2010 press release, she writes that “ As I travel around California, I hear from countless small business owners who are struggling to get the credit they need to buy inventory, expand, and hire new workers.  That is why, when the Senate is back next month, we must immediately act to pass the Small Business Jobs bill, which will cut taxes and get credit flowing again on Main Street.”   But wait, there is more. 

Madame Boxer continues:  “Small businesses are the engines of our economic growth, creating 64 percent of the new jobs in America over the last 15 years.  But if we don’t provide them the credit and help they need, we could undermine efforts to get our economy back on track.”

What is wrong with this picture:  After borrowing trillions to fund countless anti-business measures at the state and national level, Madame Boxer has an epiphany and realizes that it is not government, it is not the President and it is not Congress the ones that create jobs, but private industry.  So after such an Epiphany, what is Madame Boxer proposing?  Of course, borrow more money for a new Jobs Bill!  “The centerpiece of this bill is a provision, based on legislation I introduced with Senator Jeff Merkley, that would create a $30 billion Small Business Lending Fund to help community banks extend loans to small businesses.”  Can you spell demagogue?

Monday, August 23, 2010

OCGOP Who is Who Converge in Coto de Caza for a Let’s Dump Harry Reid Fundraiser

Posted by CotoBlogzz 08-23-2010

Coto de Caza- CA - OC GOP Chairman, Scott Baugh, Congressman Ken Calvert, Congressman Ed Royce, Senator Dick Ackerman, RNC Committeewoman Linda Ackerman, the CWLA, Lincoln Club, OCYR and Friends Of Sharron Angle convene Friday, September 10th for a reception & dinner in honor of Sharron Angle, Republican Candidate & Nominee for U.S. SENATE (NV) at the Coto de Caza home of Ann & Craig Rommel

A VIP reception will be held from 06-07 PM, followed by dinner from 07:00-09:00 PM

The going rate for the coveted tickets are going for $400/person with a VIP reception & Photo Op for $1.000 per couple.

For details, click here

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Meet Georgie (Soros) Boy

As described by Richard B. Boddie in email Dated: Friday, August 20, 2010, 8:21 PM

Who IS George Soros?

The man behind the curtain directing Presidents & Congress

 "The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is
   the United States.
"  ~ George Soros

"George Soros is an evil man. He's anti-God, anti-family,
anti-American, and anti-goo
d."  He killed and robbed his
own Jewish people.

If George Soros isn't the world's preeminent "malignant
messianic narcissist," he'll do until Hitler, Stalin, Mao,
and Pol Pot are reincarnated.

What we have in Soros, is a multi-billionaire atheist, with
skewed moral values, and a sociopath's lack of conscience.
He considers himself to be an elitist world class philosopher,
despises the American Way and just loves to do social
engineering (change cultures).

Gyrgy Schwartz, better known to the world as George Soros,
was born August 12, 1930 in Hungary   Soros' father, Tivadar,
was a fervent practitioner of the Esperanto a language invented
in 1887, and designed to be the first global language, free
of any national identity.

The Schwartz's, who were non-practicing Jews, changed the
family name to Soros, in order to facilitate assimilation
into the gentile population, as the Nazis spread into Hungary
during the 1930s.

When Hitler's henchman Adolf Eichmann arrived in Hungary , to
oversee the murder of that country's Jews, George Soros ended
up with a man whose job was confiscating property from the Jewish
population.  Soros went with him on his rounds.

Soros has repeatedly called 1944 "the best year of his life."
"70% of Mr. Soros's fellow Jews in Hungary , nearly a half-million
human beings, were annihilated in that year, yet he gives no sign
that this put any damper on his elation, either at the time or
indeed in retrospect."

During an interview with "Sixty Minute's" Steve Kroft, Soros was
asked about his "best year:"

KROFT:  My understanding is that you went out with this protector
of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.

SOROS:  Yes.  Yes.

KROFT:  Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of
property from your fellow Jews, friends and neighbors.

SOROS:  Yes.  That's right.  Yes.

KROFT:  I mean, that sounds like an experience that would send
lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years.
Was it difficult?

SOROS:  Not, not at all.  Not at all, I rather enjoyed it.

KROFT:  No feeling of guilt?

SOROS:  No, only feelings of absolute power.

In his article, Muravchik describes how Soros has admitted to
having "carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me
from childhood, which I felt I had to control, otherwise they
might get me in trouble."

Be that as it may. After WWII, Soros attended the London School
of Economics, where he fell under the thrall of fellow atheist
and Hungarian, Karl Popper, one of his professors.  Popper was
a mentor to Soros until Popper's death in 1994.  Two of Popper's
most influential teachings concerned "the open society," and

Fallibilism is the philosophical doctrine that all claims of
knowledge could, in principle, be mistaken.  (Then again, I could
be wrong about that.)

The "open society" basically refers to a "test and evaluate"
approach to social engineering. Regarding "open society" Roy
Childs writes, "Since the Second World War, most of the Western
democracies have followed Popper's advice about piecemeal social
engineering and democratic social reform, and it has gotten them
into a grand mess."

In 1956 Soros moved to New York City, where he worked on Wall
Street, and started amassing his fortune.  He specialized in
hedge funds and currency speculation.

Soros is absolutely ruthless, amoral, and clever in his business
dealings, and quickly made his fortune.  By the 1980s he was well
on his way to becoming the global powerhouse that he is today.

In an article Kyle-Anne Shiver wrote for "The American Thinker"
she says, "Soros made his first billion in 1992 by shorting the
British pound with leveraged billions in financial bets, and
became known as the man who broke the Bank of England.  He broke
it on the backs of hard-working British citizens who immediately
saw their homes severely devalued and their life savings cut
drastically, almost overnight."

In 1994 Soros crowed in "The New Republic†that "the former
Soviet Empire is now called the Soros Empire."  The Russia-gate
scandal in 1999, which almost collapsed the Russian economy,
was labeled by Rep. Jim Leach, then head of the House Banking
Committee, to be "one of the greatest social robberies in human
history."  The "Soros Empire" indeed.

In 1997 Soros almost destroyed the economies of Thailand and
Malaysia.  At the time, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Mahathir
Mohamad, called Soros "a villain, and a moron."  Thai activist
Weng Tojirakarn said, "We regard George Soros as a kind of
Dracula.  He sucks the blood from the people."

The website Greek National Pride reports, "[Soros] was part
of the full court press that dismantled Yugoslavia and caused
trouble in Georgia, Ukraine and Myanmar [Burma].  Calling
himself a philanthropist, Soros' role is to tighten the
ideological stranglehold of globalization and the New World
Order while promoting his own financial gain.  He is without
conscience; a capitalist who functions with absolute amorality."
France has upheld an earlier conviction against Soros, for
felony insider trading.  Soros was fined 29 million dollars.

Recently, his native Hungary fined Soros 2.2 million dollars
for "illegal market manipulation."  Elizabeth Crum writes that
"The Hungarian economy has been in a state of transition as
the country seeks to become more financially stable and westernized.
[Soros'] deliberately driving down the share price of its largest
bank put Hungary's economy into a wicked tailspin, one from which
it is still trying to recover.

My point here is that Soros is a planetary parasite.  His grasp,
greed, and gluttony have a global reach.

But what about America?  Soros told Australia’s national newspaper
"The Australian" " America , as the centre of the globalised financial
markets, was sucking up the savings of the world.  This is now over.
The game is out," he said, adding that the time has come for "a very
serious adjustment" in American's consumption habits.  He implied that
he was the one with the power to bring this about."

Soros:  "World financial crisis was "stimulating" and "in a way, the
culmination of my life's work."

Obama has recently promised 10 billion of our tax dollars to Brazil,
in order to give them a leg-up in expanding their offshore oil fields.
Obama's largesse towards Brazil, came shortly after his political
financial backer, George Soros, invested heavily in Brazilian oil

Tait Trussel writes, "The Petrobras loan may be a windfall for
Soros and Brazil , but it is a bad deal for the U.S. The American
Petroleum Institute estimates that oil exploration in the U.S.
could create 160,000 new, well-paying jobs, as well as $1.7
trillion in revenues to federal, state, and local governments,
all while fostering greater energy security and independence."

A blog you might want to keep an eye on is SorosWatch.com .
Their mission:  "This blog is dedicated to all who have suffered
due to the ruthless financial pursuits of George Soros.  Your
stories are many and varied, but the theme is the same:  the
destructive power of greed without conscience.  We pledge to
tirelessly watch Soros wherever he goes and to print the truth
in the hope that he will one day be made to stop preying upon
the world's poor, that justice will be served."

Back to America.  Soros has been actively working to destroy
America from the inside out for some years now.  People have
been warning us.  Two years ago news sources reported that
"Soros [is] an extremist who wants open borders, a one-world
foreign policy, legalized drugs, euthanasia, and on and on.
This is off-the-chart dangerous."

In 1997 Rachel Ehrenfeld wrote, "Soros uses his philanthropy
to change or more accurately deconstruct the moral values and
attitudes of the Western world, and particularly of the American
people.  His "open society" is not about freedom; it is about
license.  His vision rejects the notion of ordered liberty, in
favor of a PROGRESSIVE ideology of rights and entitlements."

Perhaps the most important of these "whistle blowers" are David
Horowitz and Richard Poe.  Their book "The Shadow Party" outlines
in detail how Soros hijacked the Democratic Party, and now owns
it lock, stock, and barrel.

Soros has been packing the Democratic Party with radicals and
ousting moderate Democrats for years.

The Shadow Party became the Shadow Government, which became
the Obama Administration.

DiscoverTheNetworks.org (another good source) writes, "By his
[Soros'] own admission, he helped engineer coups in Slovakia,
Croatia, Georgia, and Yugoslavia.  When Soros targets a country
for "regime change," he begins by creating a shadow government,
a fully formed government-in-exile, ready to assume power when
the opportunity arises.  The Shadow Party he has built in America
greatly resembles those he has created in other countries prior
to instigating a coup."

November 2008 edition of the German magazine "Der Spiegel,"
in which Soros gives his opinion on what the next POTUS
(President of the U.S. ) should do after taking office  "I
think we need a large stimulus package."  Soros thought that
around 600 billion would be about right.

Soros also said that "I think Obama presents us a great
opportunity to finally deal with global warming and energy
dependence.  The U.S. needs a cap and trade system with
auctioning of licenses for emissions rights."

Although Soros doesn't (yet) own the Republican Party, like
he does the Democrats, make no mistake, his tentacles are
spread throughout the Republican Party as well.

Soros is a partner in the Carlyle Group where he has
invested more than 100 million dollars.  According to
an article by "The Baltimore Chronicle's" Alice Cherbonnier,
the Carlye Group is run by "a veritable who's who of former
Republican leaders," from CIA man Frank Carlucci, to CIA
head [and ex-President] George Bush, Sr.

In late 2006, Soros bought about 2 million shares of
Halliburton, Dick Cheney's old stomping grounds.

When the Democrats and Republicans held their conventions
in 2000, Soros held Shadow Party conventions in the same
cities, at the same time.

In 2008, Soros donated $5,000,000,000 to the Democratic
National Committee, DNC, to insure Obama's win and wins
for many other Alinsky trained Radical Rules Anti-American
Socialist. George has been contributing a $ billion plus
to the DNC since Clinton came on the scene.

Soros has dirtied both sides of the aisle, trust me.  And i
f that weren't bad enough, he has long held connections with
the CIA.

And I mustn't forget to mention Soros' involvement with the
MSM (Main Stream Media), the entertainment industry (e.g. he
owns 2.6 million shares of Time Warner), and the various
political advertising organizations he funnels millions to.

In short, George Soros controls or influence most of the MSM.
Little wonder they ignore the TEA PARTY, Soro's NEMESIS.

As Matthew Vadum writes, "The liberal billionaire-turned-
philanthropist has been buying up media properties for years
in order to drive home his message to the American public that
they are too materialistic, too wasteful, too selfish, and too
stupid to decide for themselves how to run their own lives."

Richard Poe writes, "Soros' private philanthropy, totaling
nearly $5 billion, continues undermining America’s traditional
Western values.  His giving has provided funding of abortion
rights, atheism, drug legalization, sex education, euthanasia,
feminism, gun control, globalization, mass immigration, gay
marriage and other radical experiments in social engineering."

Some of the many NGOs (None Government Organizations) that
Soros funds with his billions are:  MoveOn.org, the Apollo
Alliance, Media Matters for America, the Tides Foundation,
the ACLU, ACORN, PDIA (Project on Death In America), La Raza,
and many more.  For a more complete list, with brief
descriptions of the NGOs, go to DiscoverTheNetworks.org.

Poe continues, "Through his global web of Open Society Institutes
and Open Society Foundations, Soros has spent 25 years recruiting,
training, indoctrinating and installing a network of loyal operatives
in 50 countries, placing them in positions of influence and power
in media, government, finance and academia."

Without Soro's money, would the Saul Alinsky's Chicago machine
still be rolling?  Would SEIU, ACORN, and La Raza still be
pursuing their nefarious activities?  Would Big Money and
lobbyists still be corrupting government?  Would our college
campuses still be retirement homes for 1960s radicals?

America stands at the brink of an abyss, and that fact is
directly attributable to Soros.   Soros has vigorously, cleverly,
and insidiously planned the ruination of America and his puppet,
Barak Obama is leading the way.

The words of Patrick Henry are apropos:  "Is life so dear, or
peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and
slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God!  I know not what course others
may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"

These days, Patrick Henry's sentiment is more than just some
quaint hyperbole from long ago.  It's a slow burning, but
intense, glow that fires our courage and heart.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The CA Lawyer’s Jobs Bill & Why Boxer Should be Fired

Posted By CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - While most of the readers in this forum are conversant with the smoke-filled backroom deals concocted to enact National Health Care Reform, such as Supack’s Soul Sale,  Unions’ Bribe, The Louisiana Purchase, the Cornhusker’s Kickback fand most recently the $26 Billion Teacher’s Job bill the President characterized as “as special interest, only if you think it is”, I dare say not to many know that something similar has been going on here in California for at least the last decade so, embodied in in what I call California’s  Triple Threat:  1) Unions, 2)  Lobbyists and 3) Parasitic Bureaucracies.

A perfect illustration of the latter is the Lawyers Job’s Bill the California Law Revision Commission (CLRC) has been working on.  Donie Vanitzian’s highlights the problems with the legislation in a detailed critique addressed to Mr. Hebert and  the CLRC titled The Temple of Blame & the HOA Attorneys Full Employment Acdated August 12, 2010
The letter not only raises some very serious issues which deserve a clear and concise response from the CLRC, but it is also timely, illustrating major issues the state and the country now face as we head to mid-term elections.
1.                   Ms. Vanitizian letter supports the argument that the CLRC is simply another parasitic bureaucracy promoting special interests and doing the job the legislature should be doing, instead of displaying a pathological desire to tax-and-spend, driving California into an economic abyss.
2.                   Ms. Vanitzian’s characterization of  “this blatantly obvious push for pork-barrel legislation is scandalous,” reminds us of Rahm Emanuel Manifesto:  “Don’t let a crisis got to waste”
3. Ms. Vanitzian’s opinion that   “ … this make-work project of yours is nothing less than a calculated fraud perpetrated on the public for no other reason than to rewrite a law that has existed for two decades, that people have come to know, and that the Legislature refuses to amend properly prior to its and the many other Chartered amendments,” should remind our readers of the recently enacted $26 billion teacher’s bailout which the President characterized as “only a special interest bill, if you think (the teachers’ union) is a special interest group.”

4.  Ms. Vanitzian’s  opinion that “…. the California Law Revision Commission, whether artful or not, IS circumventing the real issues surrounding public complaints of abuse by boards and management companies and said laws pertaining to common interest developments,” reminds us of the recently enacted Financial Reform Bill in which the two parasitic bureaucracies mot likely to be dismantled:  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, were left intact,

Re-electing Barbara Boxer will be simply aiding an abetting the CLRC – a special interest group, but only if you think it is.


Fantastic Article!!!


Thank you for this very enlightening article. 
I followed your link and read Ms. Venitzians letter. It is very interesting and raises pertinent issues, issues that homeowners should pay closer attention to that is for sure.  How is the California Law Revision able to get away with this?  They are making serious changes in laws that affect all of us homeowners without our input. Ms. Venitzin also states a good point, and that is something as serious as this so-called body of work and I use that term loosely, should be well advertised and publicized to every homeowner in the state because this is nothing less than Taxation without Representation.  The fees that this body of laws will create is mind boggling.
It is about time that the public start looking at these parasitic industries and bureaucracies closer.  This segment of homeowners have been hard hit in homeowner associations.  Along the same line, my experience with the California law Revision commission hasn't been positive either. They appear to be a sanctioned industry lobby group used to circumvent how our laws are created.  They are able to bypass the Calif. Constitution and head straight for the legislature, something you and I cannot do.
The California Law Revision Commission should be scrapped and Californians would save alot of money and create a fairer playing field for homeowners without this commission.

The Sounds of Silence, RINOs & GAGAs



Tank:  the answer to your question as to "  How is the California Law Revision able to get away with this? " is RINOs and GAGAs (Going Along to Get  Along) politicians.  It is one thing to blame it just on the democrats, but where are the self-described "staunch-conservatives"?  Why the deafening silence over the last ten years?




Cotobuzz has presented an article close to my heart because I've been in conflict with the over bearing boards of two HOA boards for the past 12 years.  Ms. Vanetzian's profund and insightful letter "Temple of Blame & the HOA Attorneys Full Employment Act" to CLRC is an eloquent description of what title holders have been suffering for the past several years. This article clearly demonstrates the malevolence of purpose by these unethical attornies to force stupid, petty laws against title holders in favor of vindictive HOA boards and their property management companies. I know only too well how corrupt and manipulative HOA boards. their property management companies and their attornies'  who rule against the title holder.
There is nothing more confusing than the CLRC's attempt to SIMPLIFY the current laws.  Though the existing laws were not the best  SIMPLIFIYNG them according the greedy CLRC's  idea is even worse.  The the road to hell is paved with alleged good intentions.  Surely they (CLRC) have better things to do then make more hell for the already worn down title holder who is simply trying to keep what he has and take care of his family. 
I've been fighting HOA Boards for the past 12 years.  To my dismay I discovered those who serve on those boards are not qualified.  They look to the property management companies whose only purpose is to make the boards think they can't manage with out them.  The management companies pay the lawyers to justify why HOA can't manage with out them.  The lawyers main goal is to convince the property management companies they can't manage with out their lawyers who support CLRC to create more legal confusion so that the poor titleholder is helpless.  The judges consistently support the HOA boards above the title holders!  It is hopeless for the title holder!
What a pitiful night mare this corrupt group has caused.  Thank you Cotobuzz and Ms. Vanetzian for your courage to clearly expose CLRC for what it is--a corrupt and useless organization that exists only for its own self perpetuation.

Then we whine & Complain




Sadly, what happened in the City of Bell, has been happening in California for at least the last decade.  With the Teachers Union it has been the last 30 years - yet a few of us who have been sounding off have been labeled as "disgruntled" and or un-informed.  When we asked an incumbent self-described "staunch republican" what he was going to do about the Triple Threat, his response was "I cannot do anything about it" and moved on.  Thankfully, he did not make it to the next round.

Problems at CLRC



The California Law Revision Commission (CLRC) has a lot to answer for, including issues that the public may never learn about even under the Freedom of Information Act or the California Public Records Act.  I have made demands under both Acts and firmly believe that the CLRC should be audited by an outside entity with no ties to government and no ties to special interests.  Presently, I have reason to believe, as other individuals do, that the CLRC's excessive entanglement and heavy influence of/with special interests corrupts their so-called "work."  
This so-called "work" (ie, "make-work" is a more appropriate term) that the CLRC manages to produce is top loaded on special interests demands, and arguably in many instances beyond the scope of the CLRC's mandate.  The errors in laws that they have caused to happen throughout the years have had wide reaching ramifications for all Californians who are forced to abide by them no matter how bad they are.  Those so-called CLRC "Recommendations" are often characteristic of sloppy work, untested laws and theories, and laden with inherent ill-thought out crossovers in laws, all of which leaves  Californians caught in the crosshairs paying a steep price.
I am not the only one complaining, there are attorneys and judges whether publicly or privately with more stringent statements and thoughts on the CLRC than me.
While the public wonders "what the hell's going on" and how did these laws come to be, the CLRC is busy masterminding trap after trap, penalty after penalty, fine after fine, all waiting for the unsuspecting public to run afoul of laws they need a Masters Degree to decode -- let alone needing an impressive salary to hire lawyers to defend them once they violate those stupid laws.
The CLRC (and I will omit the otherwise more descriptive expletive that would better describe what the CLRC actually does and settle for this benign term instead =>) "messes" with the public AND arguably -- for lack of a better analogy manipulates its books and its own records to present a view that in my opinion appears "doctored" and not at all representative of what really goes on in that agency/commission/department or whatever fancy name they want to call themselves.
Anyone on the wrong end of the present director or its past directors or the CLRC in general, suffers their wrath be it abuse of position, overreaching into the private sector and/or businesses of others to make sure their (the CLRC's) image is not "sullied" and their promises to the legislature are fulfilled, at any cost?  If you want to say that the present CLRC directors and/or past CLRC directors or others affiliated therewith, that were or are part of the CLRC would use his/her/their position(s) in the CLRC "inappropriately" (in quotes) for certain reasons--even protecting the CLRC, I can't stop anyone from wondering or from thinking about that.
I wouldn't trust **anything** that comes out of that "Commission" - not their word, not their writings, not their proposals, not their recommendations.  Nothing! Nada! Nothing!
In my opinion most all that goes into the CLRC comes out a "sausage" of sorts.  The CLRC should be scrutinized by another governmental department that is impartial and unbiased on a regular basis.  When that time comes, I may speak up further.
Until then, its:  Caveat Emptor to every California citizen with regard to dealings with the CLRC and the CLRC's connection to California legislators.

But Wait - There is More



Your suggestion that "the California Law Revision Commission (CLRC) has a lot to answer for, including issues that the public may never learn about even under the Freedom of Information Act or the California Public Records Act." is spot on.
In looking at what we call a six-month "black period" where telephone records were not available, CLRC's Mr. Hebert blamed it on the university's phone system "beyond the CLRC's control" - When we asked Mr, Hebert what he was prepared to do to avoid similar dark period, his reply mimicked that of many self-described "staunch conservatives":  "There is not much we can do." - The takeaway is that any parasitic bureaucracy can get around FOI and PRA requests by simply outsourcing its communication needs.

How do you spell BULL???


Mr. Cotobuzz, That is a true statement. I bought and paid for those records demanded under the FOIA and the California Public Records Act, the calls in questions were blatantly omitted and a game of unsurpassed machinations began and continue to this day -- to the extent I wrote the Dean of that Law School where Mr. Hebert claims to have had a ***Government*** office during that time -- paid for by the ***Taxpayers*** and was given a bunch of bull as only attorneys can generate. Three letters back from that Law School piling it on.   Pure unmitigated BULL****.  No phone records for a full six months.  Anybody wanna buy a bridge?
Mr. Hebert surpassed himself in keeping those records out of my hands because he knew the numbers that he called on those phone bills/invoices would have very likely implicated him and/or others at the CLRC in something greater that he was trying to avoid getting caught in/on.  It looks bad for him, it looks bad for the CLRC, it looks bad for the public.  Aiders and abettors at the phone company? Aiders and abettors at that Law School?  Aiders and Abettors at the CLRC?  You decide.  Gee what a surprise -- whatta coincidence that only **Those** dates out of only ***Those*** phone bills were missing.  What a coinky-dinky.

Spelling is Parasitic Bureaucracies 

If this is not a compelling enough argument for the need for a Parasitic Bureaucracy Realignment and Closure  Initiative, I do not know what is.  Easily, over 80% of California's parasitic bureaucracies, such as the CLRC, LAFCO and OCTA can be either closed and or merged - this is why parasitic bureaucracies are one of California's Triple Threats - the other two are 1) Unions - just the CTA has spent o ver $200 million in the last decade to wine and dine lawmakers in Sacramento, for example.  2)  Lobbyists - the de facto Third House, where lobbyists outnumber lawmakers at the tune of 8-1.
So, the correct spelling is: Parasitic Bureaucracies

No wonder Management Companies love the CLRC

I totally agree with Ms. Vanetzian's letter to the CLRC. It is about time someone told it like it is. Seniors are tired of waiting for our legislature to make laws protecting us as OWNERS in common interest developments. We are sitting ducks. And, just like Vanetzian states, the CLRC appears to be in bed with the lobbyists. Special interests have hijacked our retirement. With it they have hijacked our bank accounts, our freedoms and our rights with regards to property ownership. Mr. Hebert, along with the industry appears to be incorporating the UCOIA into the Davis/Stirling Act without a vote from all the California Titleholders that own property in CIDs
I resent Mr. Hebert's interference with my living and quality of life. And I resent the CLRC acting and proposing and recommending to the California legislature how I live, what it will cost me and giving my board a blank check amounting to a withdrawal slip from my hard earned retirement money. I speak for hundreds of thousands of other seniors in a like position to mine. You, Mr. Hebert, are deaf. You CLRC, are blind. You, California Legislators, are too comfortable in your jobs with guaranteed paychecks and pensions.
What is lost on the CLRC and the legislature is that ownership in a CID with a HOA board is not adequately defined to new buyers. These buyers are duped just as I was and others continue to be.
Just as Ms. Vanetzian makes clear, there are no penalties against management companies and their employees for their wrongful acts many of which are willful. The reason is because they avoid such prosecutions because they fall under third party contracts that are not directly with the homeowners. They are instead with the board. Yet, when the management companies wanted laws allowing them to place alphabet soup letters behind their names allowing them to call themselves CID managers, the CLRC sanctioned it, the legislature sanctioned it. And what came of it? NOTHING! Nothing! NOTHING! no fines, no penalties, NOTHING! We the, the hundreds of thousands of us DO NOT WANT the CLRC to continue with its stupid clarification and simplification project.
This is elder abuse at its finest and courtesy of the CLRC. They are unaccountable because the CLRC has taken away my right as an owner to sue without going through arbitration, mediation, meet and confer that costs me more money than it would cost to go directly to court to sue these people.