Mackenzie Andersen's Crowdfunding Video





This is a video for a yet to be launched crowd funding project.


The Ati-thesis , Marxism


"By that definition, a state capitalist country is one where the government controls the economy and essentially acts like a single huge corporation, extracting the surplus value from the workforce in order to invest it in further production.[3] Friedrich Engels, in Socialism: Utopian and Scientific, argues that state capitalism would be the final stage of capitalism consisting of ownership and management of large-scale production and communication by the bourgeois state.[4]"

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Maine Candidate Anna Morkeski Running on Local Government Control Over Maine State Dominance.


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Anna Morkeski sounds good but in terms of right to work, it has to be factored in that while no union dues are charged to its beneficiaries, the Maine gov is currently writing statutes that mandate employee pay and benefits for its targeted sector (companies providing above average income) as a bargaining chip in exchange for giving owners of the means of production up to 100% tax exemption on corporate and personal income tax and a tax credit of up to 80 % payroll taxes - the largest payroll taxes in the state which the Maine Gov passes the lion's share on to the general tax payer via the Pine Tree Zone tax incentives program. This means that while beneficiaries of the state's negotiations do not pay union dues in effect the general Maine tax payer covers the union dues regardless of whether or not the taxpayer is the beneficiary, while the corporation of Maine ends up with an high end employee income tax revenue which can be taxed at a higher rate than the middle class and lower jobs that the Maine economic development policies exclude from their targeted sector benefits.

So if one really advocates for making Maine a right to work state, one should also advocate for a REPEAL of the PINE TREE ZONE TAX BENEFITS which benefit the few (maybe) at the expense of the many. I say it maybe benefits the few because of Maine State Inc's over use of tax credits and tax exemptions to gift to owners of means of production and capitalists. This will continue to drive up taxes on the general public and eventually Maine will be like Denmark where wages are high but taxes are higher- on average taxes in Denmark are at 80% according to Mikkel Clair Nissen

So all we can really say for certain is that Pine Tree Zone tax incentives benefit the expanding power and might of the corporation of Maine and its hegemonic power over the free enterprise system in this state.

Response from Anna Morkeski:


Anna Morkeski I am all for ending corporatism in Maine. Sorry the article didn't cover everything. I didn't write it. Please feel free to talk to me directly about issues you would like to see addressed. Also saw you liked 'The Committee to Rebuild Maine's Middle Class". Do check out where they get their money and how they spent it.http://www.maine.gov/.../dis.../2014/ie_general-2014_NEW.htm

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Can a Write in Vote For The Late Governor Seldon Connor Effect A Paradigm Shift in Maine Politics?


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I do not feel that any candidate running for governor truly supports the interests of the state of Maine. Since I have been researching the economic development statutes it has become clear to me that since the Maine legislature deemed that centrally managing the economy is an essential government function in 1977 when the legislature chartered the Maine Development Foundation Corporation, that every governor and every legislature has advanced the corporate state no matter what party is in control and the media has obediently not questioned or engaged any conversation about the underlying political philosophy that is being altered by such actions on the part of our legislature and administrations.There is never a point in time when the political philosophy at work is included in the political talking points of the day.

And so as Mikkel Clair Nissen describes about Denmark, there is no right - as in conservative- side of politics in Maine today. All parties, R's D's and I's are united in their support of state corporatism- which is in fact Marxism:

"By that definition, a state capitalist country is one where the government controls the economy and essentially acts like a single huge corporation, extracting the surplus value from the workforce in order to invest it in further production.[3] Friedrich Engels, inSocialism: Utopian and Scientific, argues that state capitalism would be the final stage of capitalism consisting of ownership and management of large-scale production and communication by the bourgeois state.[4]"

Quoted from Wikepedia



I have been thinking that I will vote for no one for governor but if I vote for anyone it would be Lepage but just when I think I might do that LePage opens his mouth and reminds me again that he is not actually a Governor of the state of Maine but the CEO of Maine's most powerful corporation.

Article IV.Part Third. Legislative PowerSection 13.  Special legislation.  The Legislature shall, from time to time, provide, as far as practicable, by general laws, for all matters usually appertaining to special or private legislation.Section 14.  Corporations, formed under general laws.  Corporations shall be formed under general laws, and shall not be created by special Acts of the Legislature, except for municipal purposes, and in cases where the objects of the corporation cannot otherwise be attained; and, however formed, they shall forever be subject to the general laws of the State. Governor Seldon Connor's Speech is about this constitutional amendment !


The other day I read someone say that they were going to write in the name of the late Andrew Ian Dodge and that's when I got the idea that I could write in the name of anyone- living or dead ! After all, when one writes in a name, in most cases, one knows that the candidate will never win and so it is really just a way of sending a message to our politicians. Who better to write in than Governor Seldon Conner who delivered a speech on the passage of Article IV Part Third Section 14 of the Maine Constitution- such a speech as I would like to hear the likes of coming out of the mouth of a politician running for office in Maine today !

Here it is again:

Section thirteen presents a discretionary field of action which your own honor will impel you to occupy to the fullest extent.'The title of 'Special and Private Laws,' which includes so large a portion of the laws of former Legislatures, is an obnoxious one, conveying suggestions of privilege, favoritism and monopoly; though happily these evils have not in fact, stained the character of our legislation, they should not be suffered to have, even in the form of our laws, any grounds of suspicion that can be removed. Other weighty objections to special laws for private benefit are, that they are obtained at the public expense, and in their passage distract the attention of legislators from matters of public interest. The opportunity is now afforded, and the duty enjoined upon you, by the amendment, to restrict the necessity for such laws to the narrowest possible limits. An analysis and classification of the private and special laws upon the statute books, will inform you of the objects for which it is desirable to provide by general laws, if practicable. 'Many objects have been hitherto specially legislated upon although they were amply provided for by general laws. I have distinguished authority for the statement that sixty or more of the corporations created by a special act for each, by the last Legislature, could have been created and organized under general laws. The reason why the general laws have not been resorted to to a greater extent, is not, so far as I am informed, to be found in any insufficiency or defect of those laws, but in the greater ease and simplicity of the method of application to the Legislature and in the fancied higher [146 Me. 323] sanction of an authority proceeding directly from it. Section fourteen, relating to corporations is compressive and peremptory.. It relates to all corporations, except only those for municipal purposes. It clearly prohibits their creation by special acts if the objects desired can be secured under existing general laws.' ( emphasis mine) From Governor Seldon Conner's Inaugural Address  1876 - I don't have a link for this - it was found in The Maine Constitution- A reference guide by Marshall J Tinkl

You, my reader. may be familiar with Napoleon Hill who wrote Think and Grow Rich. Napoleon Hill utilized his creative imagination to have council with Lincoln, Darwin, Ford, Edison and such people. Anyone will be utilizing the same power of the imaginative council of Governor Seldon Connor by casting a vote for him in this election. A write in vote is a message to our politicians. A vote for Governor Seldon Connor is a message that says' We've got your number! we know what your up to- and we want our constitution back- specifically in regard to Article IV Part Third Section 14 of the Maine State Constitution'

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And so if you share my feeling- that NONE of the candidates best represent the interests of this state and it's inhabitants- then consider writing in a vote for Governor Seldon Connor. One write in vote might not get much attention but many write in votes for a long dead Governor of Maine might send a few shock waves through the legislature and our administration. It would create a new political talking point which has long been missing from our public dialogue ! Why did all those people vote for Governor Seldon Conner ? And of course they might trace it back to this blog, which well documents the reason for writing in Governor Seldon Connor !


I am calling for a political paradigm shift! There is no representation in the current political class for the thought that Maine is not only going down an unconstitutional course but a wrong course- we have been hypnotized into believing that a free enterprise system is not an option. We are no longer the Independent Mainer ! We have been brainwashed into believing that we need Big Daddy to manage our economy for us!

So I posted this on Facebook -Feel free to share it if your are so inclined:



I was told that this was not the time to be putting out such a message because if Governor Lepage loses we will have Michaud. Hmmmm. Is one worse or better than the other? LePage seems to be radically advancing the corporate state from what  I can see and I think Michaud will do the same.

Further on in the conversation that ensued the following statement was made. I post it only as a typical example of the kind of argument that one can expect to engage if one questions the hardened political paradigm of our times:


Again true, but the "state of Maine", just as the UNITED STATES, are both licensed "corporations". So is every other state and the vast majority of municipalities. Whether illegal or not that is the way the system is run, for now, so we need the best person possible to run it. I do not see that scenario changing anytime soon, regardless of what anyone thinks. Cynical, yes, but also realistic.

I think this person has never read my blog and believes that I am easily intimidated, but I asked him to verify his claim by pointing to the corporate charter of Maine and asked him who had the authority to sign off on such a charter, being that our constitution prohibits the legislature from chartering corporations for state purposes. If every other state is a "licensed corporation" - then why are the states called states instead of corporations? It is true that not every state has a prohibition against the legislature chartering corporations for state purposes in their constitutions. Some do and some don't but Maine is does! And it is true today that Maine is a practicing corporation, but it is not true that Maine is a licensed corporation- and so the author of the assertion did not answer my request for verification of his claims.

As for the United States being a corporation- that's another topic but it was not originally so and some say that it was never a constitutional change.

What this assertion is really saying is that there is no Rule of Law. "Reality" is only about whoever can connive and manipulate their way into practice- regardless of the law of which the very foundation is the constitution. If there is no longer a practicing Rule of law, then you can be sure that the way we are headed with the nicely parsed justifications for the hegemony of "public-private relationships" is that eventually the private part of that unholy marriage will get the upper hand and we will all be ruled by global corporations.


Power to the People!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Socialism-Communism VS The Maine State Constitution

Julie Ranson   http://www.diffen.com/difference/Communism_vs_Socialism

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1876 Separation of Corporation & State



Article IV Part Third Section 14 added to Maine State Constitution forbidding the legislature to charter corporations by special acts of legislation



Article IV.

Part Third. Legislative Power

Section 13.  Special legislation.  The Legislature shall, from time to time, provide, as far as practicable, by general laws, for all matters usually appertaining to special or private legislation.

Section 14.  Corporations, formed under general laws.  Corporations shall be formed under general laws, and shall not be created by special Acts of the Legislature, except for municipal purposes, and in cases where the objects of the corporation cannot otherwise be attained; and, however formed, they shall forever be subject to the general laws of the State. Governor Seldon Connor



In Governor Seldon Conner's Inaugural Address he said these words pertaining to the new constitutional amendment:

Section thirteen presents a discretionary field of action which your own honor will impel you to occupy to the fullest extent.'The title of 'Special and Private Laws,' which includes so large a portion of the laws of former Legislatures, is an obnoxious one, conveying suggestions of privilege, favoritism and monopoly; though happily these evils have not in fact, stained the character of our legislation, they should not be suffered to have, even in the form of our laws, any grounds of suspicion that can be removed. Other weighty objections to special laws for private benefit are, that they are obtained at the public expense, and in their passage distract the attention of legislators from matters of public interest. The opportunity is now afforded, and the duty enjoined upon you, by the amendment, to restrict the necessity for such laws to the narrowest possible limits. An analysis and classification of the private and special laws upon the statute books, will inform you of the objects for which it is desirable to provide by general laws, if practicable. 'Many objects have been hitherto specially legislated upon although they were amply provided for by general laws. I have distinguished authority for the statement that sixty or more of the corporations created by a special act for each, by the last Legislature, could have been created and organized under general laws. The reason why the general laws have not been resorted to to a greater extent, is not, so far as I am informed, to be found in any insufficiency or defect of those laws, but in the greater ease and simplicity of the method of application to the Legislature and in the fancied higher [146 Me. 323] sanction of an authority proceeding directly from it. Section fourteen, relating to corporations is compressive and peremptory.. It relates to all corporations, except only those for municipal purposes. It clearly prohibits their creation by special acts if the objects desired can be secured under existing general laws.' ( emphasis mine) From Governor Seldon Conner's Inaugural Address  1876 - I don't have a link for this - it was found in The Maine Constitution- A reference guide by Marshall J Tinkl


Forward to More Present History



1977 Legislature charters the Maine Development Foundation as a non-profit corporation to serve as an instrumentality of the state with the function of .



§915. Legislative findings and intent: "There is a need to establish a new basis for a creative partnership of the private and public sectors ...but which does not compromise the public interest or the profit motive. The state's solitary burden to provide for development should lessen through involving the private sector in a leadership role....... The foundation shall exist as a not-for-profit corporation with a public purpose, and the exercise by the foundation of the powers conferred by this chapter shall be deemed and held to be an essential governmental function.   (emphasis mine)



983 §961. Finance Authority of Maine Act  Purpose is a catch all for centrally managing all socio-economic and environmental concerns while working in conjunction with other state corporations which also serve central management purposes - but -the function of F.A.M.E  is purely monetary - redistribution of wealth.



The authority will serve a public purpose and perform an essential governmental function in the exercise of the powers and duties conferred upon it by this chapter. Any benefits accruing to private individuals or associations, as a result of the activities of the authority, are deemed by the Legislature to be incidental to the public purposes to be achieved by the implementation of this chapter. [1985, c. 344, §5 (AMD).] (emphasis mine)



Comment Redistribution of wealth is an "essential government function'? Since when? What form of government?






§964. Organization and responsibility  The Finance Authority of Maine is established as a body corporate and politic and a public instrumentality of the State, and the exercise by the authority of the powers conferred by this chapter shall be deemed and held to be the performance of essential governmental functions. (emphasis mine)


§969-A. Powers and duties of the authority: Receive and accept from any source allocations, appropriations, loans, grants and contributions of money or other things of value to be held, used or applied to carry out this chapter, subject to the conditions upon which the loans, grants and contributions may be made, including, but not limited to, appropriations, allocations, loans, grants or gifts from any federal agency or governmental subdivision or the State and its agencies.  (emphasis mine) (money in politics- corruption risk factor) Fifth Plank Communist Manifesto: Centralization of credit in the hands of the State


§973. Conflicts of interest  Notwithstanding Title 5, section 18, subsection 1, paragraph B, each member of the authority and each employee, contractor, agent or other representative of the authority is deemed an "executive employee" solely for purposes of Title 5, section 18, and for no other purpose, except that the chief executive officer in addition is deemed an "executive employee" for purposes of Title 5, section 19. Title 17, section 3104 does not apply to any of those representatives. [2001, c. 417, §8 (AMD).] (emphasis mine)


Title 17, section 3104. Conflicts of interest; purchases by the State No trustee, superintendent, treasurer or other person holding a place of trust in any state office or public institution of the State shall be pecuniarily interested directly or indirectly in any contracts made in behalf of the State or of the institution in which he holds such place of trust, and any contract made in violation hereof is void. This section shall not apply to purchases of the State by the Governor under authority of Title 1, section 814. [1975, c. 771, §164 (AMD).]See Maine State Constitution Article IV Part Third Section 14 "they (Corporations) shall forever be subject to the general laws of the State.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Missing Most of the Economy!




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This video is filled with many sorrowful images but I look at it I see freedom and I see locations where a ceramic slip casting production could take advantage of the natural affinity between ceramic production work and the often deeply rooted rural inhabitants. Such an enterprise is a natural fit between the existing populous and the work.

But the freedom is an illusion in Maine, 2014. All rural areas are threatened by population relocation plans of either Agenda 21 or by the corporate state deploring that the inhabitants are not producing their "fair share" of revenue to meet the corporation's bottom line. Back in 2012 then gubernatorial wannabe Steve Woods suggested that the state could deny infrastructure tax dollars to rural communities which he claimed were not producing enough sales tax revenue to justify their existence and openly expressing his philosophy that the people serve the interests of the state and not the other way around-meaning that the state today is a state in name only while in practice it is a for-profit corporation.

In 1987, in what can arguably be described as an incremental strategy to take over the financial resource that property taxes provide to municpalilities, the Maine legislature created municipal revenue sharing purportedly because the state has to provide for infrastructure- the same infrastructure that gubernatorial wanna be Steve Woods proposed could be used as a tool of manipulation to force the current inhabitants out of rural areas.

1987 §5681. State-municipal revenue sharing creates a general pool for municipal expenditures controlled by state Governor John R. McKernan, Jr.

2001 Statute establishing Municipal Tax Increment Financing (TIF) controlled by the DECD corporation3. Declaration of public purpose.  It is declared that the actions required to assist the implementation of development programs are a public purpose and that the execution and financing of these programs are a public purpose.[ 2001, c. 669, §1 (NEW) .] (emphasis mine
2001 Municipal Tax Increment Financing (TIF) 
2001 Chapter 383: ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Subchapter 9: MAINE RURAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY controlled by the DECD corporation  §13120-A. Authority established; purpose 
  


Mr Douglas Ray goes by the title of “legislative liaison” for the DECD Corporation, which the state always refers to as the Department of Economic and Community Development, but DECD is chartered as a corporation serving as an instrumentality of the state - legislatively chartered corporations are unconstitutional by the state constitution - and so  it is more accurate to say that the DECD corporation is a subdivision of the Maine Corporation and NOT a department of the state of Maine which by definition is governed by the Maine constitution.

 Mr Douglas Ray is a  taxpayer funded lobbyist for the DECD corporation.

It is common practice that the majority of those giving testimony in congressional hearings at the Maine legislature are tax payer funded lobbyists from subsidiary corporations of Maine State Inc.  In 2013 a bill came up specifically targeting
 Maine based manufacturing, agricultural and creative industries, MrRay testified as neither for nor against it.















Bill Sponsors
Presented by Representative Beavers of South Berwick.
Cosponsored by Senator Langley of Hancock and
Senators Cleveland of Androscoggin, Representative Gilbert of Jay, Representatives Johnson of Greenville, Mastraccio of Sanford, Monaghan-Derrig of Cape Elizabeth, Morrison of South Portland.

H.P. 448 House of Representatives, February 26, 2013
Resolve, Requiring the Department of Economic and Community
Development To Develop Incentives for Industries in the State To
Increase Employment of Maine Residents



SUMMARY
This bill requires the Department of Economic and Community Development to work with the Department of Labor, the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Revenue Services and regional planning commissions to develop incentives for manufacturing, agricultural and creative industries in the State to increase their employment of Maine residents. The Department of Economic and Community Development is directed to submit a report of its findings, including any necessary implementing legislation, to the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development by December 4, 2013. (emphasis mine)

MrRay’s testimony re H.P. 448  did not specifically address the content of the bill, which focuses on jobs - including manufacturing jobs in Maine. The testimony could have just as suitably been presented in any situation in which Mr Ray promotes the DECD corporation.  But when it came to testifying for the “Expanded and Improved Seed Capital Tax Credit” Mr Ray  testified “strongly in favor”. The difference is clear. Global capitalists do not manufacture in Maine- they manufacture in low cost global labor market places. The Legislative Intent establishing the DECD corporation expounds on globalism. Investment money that the state delivers in Maine goes to those developing prototypes to be manufactured in the least expensive global labor market.- That is what “community” means to the global capitalist..

Of the 390 or so businesses participating in the Pine Tree Development Zone Program a vast majority, more than 300 are manufacturers, that's roughly 80%. These businesses have pledged almost a billion dollars in investment and anticipated payroll of nearly $850 million and 74 hundred jobsMr Douglas Ray testimony before THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT March 19 2013

Mr Ray makes claims about manufacturing jobs created in Maine- which when one does the math works out to an average pay per year of $114864.00 - Perhaps some kinds of industrial manufacturing can be done in the United States at that rate of pay but for other types of products, the competition in the global labor market hovers at around a dollar a day-and if Mr Ray’s facts are correct- and factoring in that he stated that they are Pine Tree Zone manufacturing jobs- that means that the Maine taxpayer has to cover 80% of payroll tax on 7400 jobs with an average pay of $114864.00 annually - that’s a big chunk of capital coming out of the pockets of the  taxpaying sector of the economy. I would call that a conflict of interest.  

That money coming out of general taxpayer's pockets could be used to revitalize a middle class. The middle class is the class that separates a free society within a free enterprise system from a feudalistic society with a large gulf between the haves and the have nots.

§13051. Legislative findings

The Legislature finds that the State's economy is linked to the national and international economies. Economic changes and disruptions around the world and in the nation have a significantly impact upon the State's economy. The rise of 3rd-world and 4th-world countries as manufacturers of commodities for mass markets and the gradual evolution of the national economy to a technological, informational, specialty product-based economy have significantly ...read more



Commentary Statement establishes a philosophy based on the rule of law by global capitalism- constructed on layers of truisms and borne out by the direction followed by Maine's corporate state governance since to present.)



"In order for the State's economy to grow and gain a solid footing, it is necessary to determine the State's assets and the economic opportunities that are or will be available to the State's enterprise, municipalities and labor force. ( emphasis mine)


Were the word "state" replaced with "Maine- it would come across with another meaning but as is it comes across in the sense of state ownership of enterprise, municipalities, and labor force- See Developing the Publicly Funded Work Force 2013)



The Legislature finds that the decentralization of economic growth and development programs among several state agencies without any coordination of programs and agencies and without coordination with the State's municipal and regional economic efforts is not in the best interest of the State. The Legislature further finds that the State's economic development programs and policies and the economies of municipalities and regions mutually affect each other. [1987, c. 534, Pt. A, §§17, 19 (NEW).(emphasis mine)  

Note that the words are "the best interest of the State- with "State" being code for "corporation". The words are not "the best interests of the people of Maine, which is the view that would be taken by an authentic state governed by a constitution such as that of Maine.
Grammatically, the word "state" is only capitalized when it follows the name of a state such as in Maine State, to capitalize the word state by itself, particuarily in a document of government, is open to interpretation, I submit only that the meaning here of capitalizing State without including the name of Maine has a meaning of its own.

Centralized management of economy fifth & sixth planks of the Ten Planks of The Communist Manifesto

1997 The DECD serves as Fiscal Agent for the Maine Development Foundation  Governor Angus King

The Maine Development Foundation Corporation was chartered by the legislature in 1979 when the legislature observed, much to their dismay that the state of Maine, unlike other societies governed under a Marxist political philosophy,  was not being centrally controlled by the state. To remedy this false allegiance to the United States Constitution and- Heaven Forbid ! - a free enterprise system, the lords of the Maine legislature deemed centrally managing the economy to be an brand new essential government function and assigned the authority to do so onto their dear selves and then, stepping over the offending Maine Constitution, chartered the Maine Development Foundation Corporation and assigned a board of tzars to run the state;s new corporation.. However, realizing that they were offending the rule of law of the state which had granted them their own power, the lords of the legislature passed a statute declaring that if a corporation serves state purposes, then it is not a corporation, making a complete mockery of Article IV Part Third Section 14 of the Maine Constitution

Article IV.

Part Third.

Legislative Power.

Section 14.  Corporations, formed under general laws.  Corporations shall be formed under general laws, and shall not be created by special Acts of the Legislature, except for municipal purposes, and in cases where the objects of the corporation cannot otherwise be attained; and, however formed, they shall forever be subject to the general laws of the State.

 The stature is called Rules for Non-profits Corporations which I wrote about here. However once I brought attention to this statute the rules were taken out of public view but are  found in downloadable form at the website for secretary of state with a message that states:


Rule Chapters for the Department of the Secretary of State
Chapters available for downloading are highlighted. All chapters are in Microsoft Word format.
WARNING: While we have taken care with the accuracy of the files accessible here, they are not "official" state rules in the sense that they can be used before a court. Anyone who needs a certified copy of a rule chapter should contact the APA Office.

We also offer advice if you're having trouble trying to view these chapters. 29-250       OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE

So none of this looks very promising for establishing a ceramic slip casting production in remote areas of Maine where there exists high un-employment and low incomes and a populous of rural inhabitants which in the history of Andersen ceramics have shown a natural affinity for the work we have to offer.

Even if one could jump through all the hoops established by Maine's central management bureaucracy in the end one would have a business controlled by the state. The state is progressively assigning every business function unto its self ( see in recent post where in the 2013 legislative session created yet another new government function of managing relationships between private industries !) and has now estanblished its self as union organizer in mandating what terms businesses, beneficiaries of the states gifts of redistributed taxpayer dollars, will have with their employees. Even if one had no conflict with those terms, the state can change the terms when ever the state wants, as it did with Statoil, driving that foreign investor our of Maine so the state could claim the wind industry as a state owned industry. This one act established the level UNtrustworthiness of Maine State as a business entity. If one's business is so controlled by the state, it is not a free enterprise and not existing in a free enterprise system.

Enter Crowdfunding- Crowdfunding allows a business to raise capital independently even in a state in which the concentration of capital and distribution of capital is controlled by a singular corporation masquerading as a state.

Still there is much to wonder about -Why did the town of Brunswick never compete to redevelop the navy base that occupied land formerly a part of the municipality of Brunswick when the land that could be had for a song? Why was there no competition to the state creating a municipal corporation governed by the state at the former navy base in mockery of not only the Maine constitution but general law existing in the USA?  One has to wonder what goes on behind the scenes in this state.

As a rooted Maine resident the idea of being instrumental in establishing an industry compatible with the resident population of low income areas sounds like "conscious capitalism" & "social benefit" for a part of the economy that has no investment value to the corporation of Maine, but which is representative of deeply rooted Mainers....- Until one considers the reach and ever increasing power of Maine State Inc. I have to say that New Hampshire is as close as those areas of Maine and New Hampshire is still a free enterprise state- a lot safer for any business. I do not know if Maine would welcome a business unable to meet the standards of the state's targeted sector which is intended to be instrumental in delivering the high end tax base that the corporation of Maine covets.  I do not trust what the corporation might do generally. I am sad to say that but I have to because it is true. But I will also say that if a true opportunity were to manifest in such locations, the opportunity to set up a ceramic slip casting production to benefit the invisible population ( or at least invisible to Maine State Inc) is worth the risk and a leap of faith! I would like to be part of a movement toward our economy becoming a whole economy for a whole people once more!