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Reno Airport Environmental Assessment (EA) Cannot be
Trusted: The Reno Airport's EA is so bogus and feebleminded that one
of the recommendations the airport-funded study team made... was to convert
the Air Guard to a quieter airplane (such as RF-4 to C-130). Folks, Sam
Dehne pushed that through 7 years ago!! Did these critters do anything
right?!? They aren't even licensed in Nevada... so doesn't that make the
bogus study null and void and illegal? A boneheaded scheme to Go Postal;
that will have this much negative impact to Reno citizens DEMANDS a full EIS...
with citizen input. A "Request" for a full Environmental Impact Study has
been DEMANDED by Reno (twice), Washoe (twice), and Sparks governing bodies.
The Reno airport aviation amateurs continue to thumb their noses, and their
"bosses" at the governing bodies allow them to get away with it. What is
going on in those secret smoke-filled meetings? Duh!
It is Griffin Who Wastes Taxes:
Reno mayoral-imposter Griffin "complains" that Sam costs the taxpayers
thousands of dollars (a bunch of hooey)... while he just came back from a 5
day taxpayer-financed luxury junket ($369/day rooms, etc) to London... wife
included (the truth)! This person has cost the citizens so many $$$millions
of wasted and embezzled taxes... that it is impossible to keep track
Reno Airport Recruits Foxes to Decide the
Future of the Chickens:
Once again the true color of the Reno Airport's
feathers become apparent. They are yellow. These cowardly bullies (who are
directly responsible for the devastation of Rewana Farms and the ruining of
the lives of those citizens) are now diverting some of their attention
toward a bogus Environmental Assessment (EA) whereby they have gone to the
people who want to bring their blight to Reno... and have asked those people
to conduct a study explaining why they should be allowed to drop their crap
on Reno. Do you think their findings will be honest? Not! It is way past
time for citizens to rise up against these tyrants. King George would have
been jealous of the Reno Airport aviation amateurs... and Jeff Griffin and
his cargo gang.
Note: After all the brouhaha (and waste/embezzlement of $$$millions of
citizens' taxes), the Post Office has changed its mind about coming to Reno.
Reno City Hall Takes "Crime" to a New Level
Not Satisfied with its normal on-going
violations of the U. S. Constitution's 1st and 14th Amendments, city
council, with the support of the city attorney and police department, socked
it to a 62 year old Senior Citizen. In its most craven display of cowardly
bullyism, they ordered this courageous citizen thrown into the slammer and
held incommunicado. He was finally allowed out after the bail they ordered
was paid. His crime? Pointing out city hall's crimes.
Biggest Convention Shuns Reno
Sometimes just one or 2 voices telling the truth
can convince large companies to stay away from Reno. A few letters were
written to the Outdoor Retailers advising them in detail that Reno is not a
good place to stage their shows. What part did the informational letters
play? Who knows... the point is that this huge convention will not be
bringing its blight to Reno's neighborhoods.
Pork Barrels In the Reno River Theater Should citizens boycott the
taxpayer-funded River Theater in downtown Reno? The simple answer is a
resounding "Yes!". This project is yet another example of the rotten
government trying to run Reno. This theater cannot help but damage the
financial results for other honestly run theaters around the area... and
that is not fair. The real dilemma, however, is that if the river theater is
a bust, Reno city hall will, once again, find ways to divert your taxes to
prop up the fiasco... further depleting our tax coffers and causing needy
projects (street repair, police and fire protection, etc) to go further into
HOW DO YOU PAY TOO MUCH FOR STOLEN LAND?
Today's (10/22/99) RGJ editorial is off the mark... and borders on the
While on the one hand, it acknowledges the Reno Airport destroyed a
well-established neighborhood, it then goes on to agree with an airport
report that says the Reno Airport brass is being too generous (and sloppy)
in their takeover of Rewana Farms.
It missed the main point that is; how can the airport be "too generous" when
they are stealing homes from innocent citizens?!? Those people did not want
their homes taken away and their lives ruined in the first place!
The Reno Airport goes in and tears down the trees, destroys the land,
bulldozes or boards up (stolen) homes, devastates the roads, pollutes the
water and infrastructure... and then lies to the public by calling these
victims of their aggression "willing sellers".
"Eminent domain" is taking of private property for the public good. The Reno
Airport is confiscating homes for
PRIVATE good (click) ... and
in this case the "good" will be "bad" as FedEx, UPS, Griffin et al innundate
the community with 100s of cargo flights based out of the ethnically
cleansed Rewana Farms, Reno.
But what can we expect when that airport is being run by aviation
amateurs and a carpetbagger?
Those with any brains know who is pulling the strings... Griffin's
cargo-corruptors and the gambling saloons...
The RGJ should have (for a change) demanded that the Reno Airport:
1. STOP THE ILLEGAL CONDEMNATION.
2. GIVE THOSE STOLEN HOMES BACK TO THE OWNERS...
AT LEAST THE ONES WHO HAVE SURVIVED THIS ONSLAUGHT.
3. STOP LAUNDERING TAX DOLLARS ($6 million +++of them) INTO
THE BUILDING OF THAT SPECIALCARGO RAMP FOR PRIVATE
COMPANIES LIKE POST OFFICE, FEDEX, UPS, AND GRIFFIN GANG.
How long will these perversions be tolerated?
Who's paying you how much to divide and conquer David
Farside and myself, Sam Dehne? October, 1999
(In response to Sparks Tribune editorial charging "headline grabbing")
Who's paying you how much to divert public attention from stupidity and
corruption in local government ~ to the voices that are attempting to deal
with rotten government at the county level, City of Reno level, and airport
Farside is a person I respect. We're fortunate to have his talents and
bank on the side of truth, justice, and the American Way. Our styles are
therefore we have a chance to complement and balance each other.
The Daily Sparks Tribune was once a great newspaper ~ especially
its limited resources over the years. Unfortunately it is now going downhill
a serious angle according to some insider sources. Readers, the few that are
left, can judge for themselves why the Sparks paper will be lucky to stay in
business another year ~ even with heavy subsidies from the Big Nickel.
Editorials such as yours of 15 October are proof that nincompoops are now
charge at The Trib. Subject editorial deviously compared me to the Devil.
It also smeared parents of Manogue students for "want(ing) to see their
names in print." Since when does the Devil fight against rotten government?
Since when is it a sin for parents to take healthy pride in the athletic
scholastic accomplishments of their offspring?
The Truckee Meadows needs more advocates for the rights of all citizens
to be served by governmental entities that are not staffed by fools,
liars, and self-serving wheeler-dealers. Your editorial was 180 degrees
off target. You should encourage citizen involvement in speaking out
against garbage government ~ not discourage this. It is clear that
owners of the Tribune would be wise to replace current management with
competent, honorable and unbiased professionals ~ before they lose their
When any newspaper attempts to shoot down the good guys instead of the
bad guys, it loses its reason for being. The Sparks Tribune was once a
champion of justice and good government. It is now something far less.
Is the "watchdogging" of people like Sam Dehne feared so much ~ that
you have to distort truth beyond recognition ~ and resort to Yellow
By the way, did you write the editorial... or did the Airport's taxpayer
funded propaganda machine?
by Sam Dehne (A retired Air Force
officer and a watchdog for citizens)
Public Comment Restored at Reno Airport
It is bizarre to be declaring a victory about forcing our government
to have to obey the law. The aviation amateurs were forced to revert back to
abiding by the U. S. Constitution and the Nevada Open (Anti-Secret) Meeting
Law and allow the public to comment during the meetings. Which by the way,
makes the airport's previous decisions while operating against the law, null
and void. It says so right in the Nevada Law. This was a significant victory
for the citizenry. And, by the way, a "Thank You" is not due to this board.
That would be like thanking a wife-beater for having stopped whipping up on
his spouse. All they are doing is stopping "disobeyment" of the law... which
they are supposed to.
Reno Gazette Reports Less Than the Whole Truth
Activist-of-Choice for the Reno Gazette is Mr Farside. But that paper should
have to tell the truth about who is really responsible for correcting the
Reno Airport's perverted ways. Although appreciated by the citizens, Farside
attended only 2 airport meetings. The significant "activism" was by the
regular handfull of dedicated and courageous citizens who are hell-bent to
expose the airport brass for the corrupt nincompoops they are. These are the
citizens who are directly affected by the dimwitted and self-serving actions
of the aviation amateurs at the airport.
I, personally, don't care if I don't get credit for successfully confronting
the local bad government that permeates the area. But it is disconcerting
when the wrong people are wrongfully given credit. The Gazette, once again
had it wrong. When is that airport mouthpiece going to report the whole
truth about the hideous Reno Airport? Aren't there some ethics laws for
newspaper journalism? It also turns out that the Sparks Tribune is not
without sin when it comes to fouling up a story.
Reno Airport Meetings to be on Public TV
Finally... after years of prodding... the aviation amateurs followed my
advice and forced themselves to back away from their cowardly stance of
trying to conduct meetings in a semi-secret atmosphere. They know most
citizens cannot make it to meetings, and they have for years refused to
allow themselves to be monitored by SNCAT TV. That is changing. This was a
significant victory for the citizenry.
Reno Airport Double and Triple Dips The
dirty, rotten, paralysis of habit infested FAA continues to throw your taxes
at the Reno Airport and its perverted operations. The airport put all that
concrete out there and exacerbated a bad flood a few years ago... severely
damaging hundreds of homes that got only a pittance of insurance recompense.
Now the FAA is giving the double-dealing airport millions and millions of
tax dollars to repair the East/West runway... to repair it far beyond the
shape it had been in before the flood. And when the insurance money comes
in, the airport gets to keep it!!! Classic corporate welfare. If a regular
citizen tried this, it would be called fraud and she/he would go to prison.
Inmates Get to Run the Asylums Rookie
aviation amateur Reno Airport chairman Menchetti calls citizen input;
"Inmates running the asylum.". He is partially right in that the airport
upper echelon of elitists is an asylum of shameless perverts... as
poignantly portrayed in the 2 examples above.
City Hall Ice Rink is Too Dangerous
City hall voted to place the "temporary" ice rink in one of the most
hazardous areas of town. It will be almost impossible for cars coming down
that icy hill and around a sharp corner to see skaters crossing at an
already very dangerous intersection. Any skaters with sense will not go back
a second time... at least those who survive the first visit. Further
exacerbating this mess is that the whole project is another tax-wasting pork
barrel corporate welfare scheme for downtown. A scheme that is flirting with
disaster. But what's another death or two to them... they have sat by and
watched 12 people die in Rewana Farms... as a direct or indirect result of
their diabolical airport landgrab schemes.
Mayor and Wife Pray for Sam Dehne Jeff
Griffin, the man masquerading as Reno mayor, publicly admitted that he and
his wife pray for Sam Dehne every day. The question is what god does he pray
Airport Violations Void Last 3 Months
Decisions Now that the aviation amateurs at the Reno Airport have
confessed that they have been conducting the public meetings in violation of
the Law, each of their decisions at those meetings must be voided. There are
laws that demand this. The Nevada Attorney General's office has been
informed of this fact and must now investigate the matter. A further
question that demands an answer is whether there was a "conspiracy" to
violate the open meeting law. This would be a crime. And conspiracy is
usually a more serious offense than the crime itself. Furthermore,
conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor is usually a felony.
Griffin Lies About Airport Condemnation
Jeff Griffin went on public radio and premeditatedly announced that there is
no condemnation going on down at the airport in Rewana Farms. He further
said that the company that threatened condemnation several years ago was
fired by the airport. Both of these statements are lies.
Reno City Hall Does Not Know Who Their
"Bosses" Are Reno city hall and the council of clowns have everything
backwards. That is probably because they even have the premise of their own
existence bass-ackwards. Because of some disjointed logic, they think
citizens are their "customers". Wrong! The citizens are their "bosses"...
citizens' taxes pay council's bloated salaries.
Road Kill With very little fanfare (a 3
by 3 inch insert in the Gazette describing the tragedy) another person was
killed on Peckham Lane. City hall has been warned over and over that Peckham
Lane is becoming a breeding spot for grid lock... and road rage. The speed
limit is too high... considering that hundreds of little children cross
Peckham mostly unattended. The speed limit should be reduced to 25... AND
ENFORCED. The fact that there was basically no report on circumstances of
this poor lady's death, and the near-death of her little child, is not
surpassing. The death of cows made the headlines for days.
"Design Build" Schemes This bizarre
corporate welfare program for local city councils, RSCVAs, Airports, and the
like is more appropriately named "Blank Check" Build. All these agencies
have to do anymore is come up with more gargantuan Public Works Pork Barrel
projects, make sure the citizens don't get to vote on them, and then stand
in line for the tax dollars that are thrown at them. It is bad enough that
the projects slither through in the first place... but to give out blank
checks is the ultimate in arrogant disrespect for the citizenry who pay the
UNR Football As a city's football team
goes... so goes its city. Is the Reno college football team's lousy record a
portend of things to come?
Why do Cities Exist? Reno city hall
seems to think that Reno exists to provide a source of revenue (tax)
collection and as a place to create jobs and to promote (usually cancerous)
growth. Those critters think that if you don't grow you die. This precept is
not necessarily true. Reno would be a very pleasant place to live... even if
not one new person moved here or not one new store, warehouse, airline
flight, truck, convention center, casino, or house was introduced.
Reno Airport Losing Its St Louis Flight
TWA is pulling out of one of its 2 St Louis flights and the Reno Airport is
(surprise!) talking about providing "inducements"... another word for
subsidies. And when citizens' federal dollars are involved, the term is
"corporate welfare". Per capita, the Reno Airport ranks right at the top of
corporate welfare handouts... to the tune of $$$dozens of millions over the
past few decades.
Marijuana Maybe it is time to let all
those marijuana-smoking "criminals" out of jail so they can start over. With
all the real corruption abounding in Nevada, let's get a life about
priorities. When land is stolen from innocent citizens (such as in Rewana
Farms, Reno), those thieves are the ones who should be in prison... not
somebody who wants to smoke a naturally occurring substance in his/her home.
If it is a crime, at least it is a crime against oneself... and not against
humanity. Very few government officials have never used it.
Soothsayers and Such
Sam Dehne has officially declared
himself to be a "soothsayer"... when it comes to predicting the outcome of
important Reno city council votes. For someone who has attended virtually
all public meetings, this is not hard to be. The record plainly portrays the
fact that most decisions are made behind closed doors in private
"briefings"... to, from, and between council members. The public council
meetings are mainly window-dressing to dupe the public into thinking their
government is "open". Once again, we have taxpayer dollars being wasted on
another downtown pork barrel boondoggle.
Griffin's Airport Kickback Contract
Nevada Law (NRS 281.230, 1) says very plainly:
"... the following persons (which includes city council
officers) shall not, in any manner, directly or indirectly, receive any
commission, personal profit or compensation of any kind resulting from any
contract or other transaction in which the employing... county or
municipality... is in any way interested or affected."
At the other end, the Reno city charter (law) says:
"Council members can have no direct or indirect contracts,
leases, or agreements with Reno."
This is as plain and simple as laws can get. Nest-Feathering by public
officials at the government trough is not allowed. The terms "directly or
indirectly" mean that Griffin cannot once again distort the truth and try to
hide this law-breaking underneath his bosses at super-secret government
agency EDAWN. His contract with the Reno Airport (and Washoe County Airport
Authority) is against the laws of Nevada. And it is only one of a laundry
list of similar violations by this man posing as Reno mayor. (See http:
http//www.renocitizen.com/mayorwatch.htm for more.)
Kitty Litter Some are beginning to call
Reno the "Biggest Litter City". Why? Because there are now so many Fat Cats
in Reno that the shameless regime has found it necessary to attempt to
subsidize a Kitty Litter plant on the northern edge of town... just to
process all the crap. Forked-tongued "leaders" are doing this despite the
fact that the ugly gargantuan facility will render even further blight upon
the community... especially the Indian community located right next to it.
Ground Traffic Gridlock and roadrage
continue to demolish the livability and safety of citizens of Reno. The
primary cause for this horrible situation is the out-of-control cancerous
growth being promulgated by the fat cats. The fact that city hall just
changed virtually all streets to primary truck routes doesn't help either.
Mapes In yet another "done deal" city
hall imported a carpetbagger to honcho the removal of the Mapes. Nobody
seems to care that the decision was made in illegal "briefings" away from
the scrutiny of the citizens... and that $millions of unrecoverable taxes
will once again be wasted. City hall has encumbered that property to a
degree far beyond what can ever be recaptured. This BIG issue should be put
to a citizens' referendum vote... along with a plethora of other problems
that city hall unilaterally perpetrates.
Reno Airport The rookie czar and the
rest of the "trustees" at the Reno Airport continue their assault on good
government as they pick and choose who they want to listen to. Four of these
aviation amateurs were ordered by their appointors to demand an
Environmental Impact Study prior to "Going Postal". Reno appointee Larry
Martin showed courage in a 4 to 3 decision to do just that. Look for Martin
to take a lot of flack from Griffin and his cargo-warehouse gang... as they
try to force a new vote.
Noise Reno enacted new noise ordinances
designed to give the police the power to crack down on the outlandish and
nerve-wracking (premeditated) noise generated by vehicles from big rig 18
wheelers... to diesel SUVs... to cars with bad/no mufflers. The noise,
danger, and blight created by the traffic in Reno is an insult to its
Convention Center Cancerous Growth
Washoe county voted to further jeopardize the citizens' bond capacity by
supporting the RSCVA $105,000,000 convention center expansion. They did this
despite the fact the notorious "Design Build" scheme will be used; which
means there is virtually no financial accountability. Design Build is
corporate welfare on top of corporate welfare and gives the RSCVA a blank
check book. Some sort of a guess is made, and then more of your taxes are
thrown at the project. This noodleheaded vote passed even though they were
told that there the parking problem has not been addressed. That is, there
will be a doubling in need for parking with no parking available. When they
get to this problem, more taxes will be wasted... a la "Design Build". Few
things could be dumber.
EDAWN The Economic Devastating
Authority of Western Nevada continues to hold secret meetings in violation
of the spirit of Nevada's Open Meeting Law. The most recent "recruit" is a
gargantuan Barnes & Noble warehouse distribution center that will employ low
and minimum wage workers. Soliciting and subsidizing this type of business
is noodleheaded government at its moronic and diabolical worst. The only
people who will benefit are the fat cats at the top. Citizens will pay for
the negative impacts by having their taxes (once again) raised.
Reno Air Race Crashes The deadly crash
this year that miraculously just missed killing a multitude of citizens
proves that it is way past time to move the Reno Air Race to another place.
Somewhere where thousands of citizens are not negatively effected and
endangered. Reno and Washoe have plans to develop thousands of acres of land
at Stead and the danger will only get worse. Move the race to... Tonopah,
Nevada... anywhere... but not over innocent civilians. And bringing in all
those expensive military jets is just another form of corporate welfare...
citizens taxes being mis-spent on what are supposed to be private functions.
Cancel the Kitty Litter fiasco and move the Air Races there... or put them
on the Burning Man complex.
Ethics Commission The EthComm is
continuing to build its juggernaut in order to be even better able to defend
elected Public Officials against charges of impropriety. This body of mostly
appointed friends of people in high places has time and again proven that it
does not live up to its name. $5,000 fines designed to stifle citizens who
might want to expose corruption are becoming more commonplace with each
prostituted hearing. It recently hired an attorney and an executive director
at some $75,000 (each) cost to the taxpayer. What are the chances that they
will be more honorable than the convicted DUI ramrodding the mess for the
last several years?
More Crazy Airport Rules The Reno
Airport dictators say that one of the rules for deciding if airplanes are
noisy is that citizens MUST call in to their Noise Complaint hotline. Their
disjointed logic: if no phone complaints come in, it must not be noisy and
citizens must not be irritated. NOT! Nothing could be more stupid. (This
does not take into account factors like access to phones, loathing of
airport bureaucrats, frustration with the system, revulsion to talk to
anybody there, etc, etc, etc.) Unfortunately the idiots at the airport, and
at the FAA, make the rules. Citizens therefore must try to call in every
time they hear an airplane that irritates them. The number is 328-6468.
(Dumb rule: dumber rulers) Call morning, noon, and night.
Crimes of the Century The Reno Gazette
considered some crimes... but left these out
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