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]"

Quoted from Wikepedia

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Twitter Exchange with Steve Woods Continues Via Proxy Abigail Adams


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Today Abigail Adams decided to weigh in on my twitter exchange with Steve Woods. Abigail is clearly a pseudonym hiding the real identity of the poster and intended to give the impression that the poster is a conservative or even a member of the Tea Party. Steve Woods did not make an appearance, at least not in his true identity. For all we know about Abigail Adams, she could be Steve Woods.
Abigail entered the conversation with this tweet:
Tide Smart got loans through the Recovery Act (stimulus).

Steve Woods had entered the conversation in response to my tweet:
"Baldacci and Woods claim Tide Smart Global was financed by stimulus funds- Is that so? ? !!

and said in a clearly mocking tone
"President Obama was born in Hawaii, Climate Change & gravity are both real & TSG never received a penny of stimulus funds." 

I suppose that is meant to imply that Tide Smart Global did receive stimulus funds,when taken in the context in which Mr Woods had posted it, but mockery is such a commonplace political device, that I have a tendency to glaze over the mockery to try to focus on the substance of what is being said and so I flipped it around in my mind- meaning I took the statement "TSG never received a penny of stimulus funds" at face value and thanked Mr Woods for the clarification, after reminding him that Freedom of Access requests are also real. Then Mr Woods implicitly acknowledged that TSG did not receive stimulus funds, by justifying the fact that the PR News wire claimed otherwise, with the explanation that
"My reference at the time was in the context of broad infrastructure support that benefited my biz & all businesses"
In other words, Mr Woods merely benefitted from Obama stimulus funds for infrastructure just like everyone else and that's why there was a big ceremony with Governor Baldacci and a commemorative stone:

Woods attributes the reality of the project to funds made available through federal and state stimulus programs.  Out of gratitude for the opportunity and support through these programs, Woods presented both President Obama (not present) and the Governor with a commemorative stone pulled from the construction site and engraved with the ceremony's name and date. "For the TideSmart Global Business Garden to grow and prosper, we need the help and support of friends, family, business associates, community members, and local, county, state and national leaders."  He continued, "There has never been a better time to expand TideSmart Global's operations and the economic incentives offered through federal and state stimulus programs have enabled us to harness this opportunity." Quoted from The Street  and an article headlined: President Obama And Maine Governor Baldacci Receive Commemorative Gift At Ground Breaking Ceremony For Construction Expansion Made Possible By Federal And State Stimulus Programs
Very generous of Mr Woods to make such an elaborate ceremony and gift in thanks for the Obama Stimulus funds going for infrastructure that benefits everyone ! What a Stand Up Guy! I wonder what infrastructure it was? Wasn't it Obama who joked about the shovel ready jobs not being as shovel ready as they thought they were? And isn't that still the plan- to stimulate the economy through infrastructure investment? If the Norwegians can give Obama a Nobel peace prize when he has barely been in office- just on the idea of Obama's "promise" then Steve Woods can stage an elaborate ceremony and have a stone engraved to thank Obama for his promises as well! -Except that the words in the article are "Woods attributes the reality of the project to funds made available through federal and state stimulus programs". That is specific. That is not about general infrastructure projects that benefit all alike- it's about building a business plaza , so large that Governor Baldacci is quoted as saying
""I've never seen so much enormous earth work done in the state of Maine."
So back to our proxy lil Miss Abigail Adams ! She, in my view was sent into the conversation to preform a specific political function- which is to create confusion around an issue. Never does Miss Abigail address the response I received from David Heidrich, Jr. Assistant Director of Communications Department of Administrative and Financial Services of the state of Maine. Lil Mis Abigail Adams is there to say that it is true that Tide Smart Global received stimulus funds and produces a source that says it did- one that neither I nor Mr David Heidrich was able to locate in June of  2013 after doing a thorough search for every conceivable name and every conceivable route - but there it is it is dated  2009, but it is NOT a grant for making the project a reality- it is a grant to help small businesses to find private sources of financing

EMG3 LLC $663,000504 Certified Development Loans TO ASSIST SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS BY PROVIDING LONG TERM FINANCING THROUGH THE SALE OF DEBENTURES TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR
Small Business Administration11/17/2009

Tidesmart Logistics LLC $541,000504 Certified Development Loans TO ASSIST SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS BY PROVIDING LONG TERM FINANCING THROUGH THE SALE OF DEBENTURES TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR
Small Business Administration7/13/2010

That means that the real financers are in the private sector. The amounts shown here are just to funds needed to help to put the project financing into place. Why would Mr Woods do an elaborate ceremony to thank Obama for promises made about infrastructure and not thank the private sources that allegedly financed the building of Tide Smart Global? This is not the way things are done. The only mention of private sources are said in the most general of terms :
"For the TideSmart Global Business Garden to grow and prosper, we need the help and support of friends, family, business associates, community members, and local, county, state and national leaders."
That's It! Why is there no mention of the names of the investors? Is it not standard protocol to recognize them? Unless there is a reason to remain hidden.

Friday, May 30, 2014

My Twitter Exchange with Democratic Candidate for maine Senate Steve Woods

Just In- My Twitter exchange with Democratic Candidate for Maine Senate over claims made in article published by PR Newswire that Tide Smart Global was funded with state and federal stimulus funds SEE The Mystery Of TideSmart Global Stimulus Funding and the Vanishing Media Coverage June 20 2013

Mackenzie Andersen ‏@MackenziAmerica                       Woods helps women prosper ! (May 9, 2014) via but how was Tide Smart Global really financed? Ask Him          
     

       President Obama was born in Hawaii, Climate Change & gravity are both real & TSG never received a penny of stimulus funds.

Note that Mr Woods mocks my claims here that he later acknowledges are true!- Like a politician!


      Not an answer but a cute political move- a freedom of access request to state also real.

       Thanks for clarifying but why is there an article distributed by PR newswire that said it did?
  1. My reference at the time was in the context of broad infrastructure support that benefited my biz & all businesses


Thursday, May 29, 2014

     Preserving The American Political Philosophy


Totally New- A narrative that has never been told before: A Maine Citizen's Journey Through The Statutes Of Transformation- from State of Maine to Maine State Inc. Filled with links and bookmarks for easy navigation and a special section on the 126th legislature http://wp.me/s4928O-timeline
http://americanpoliticalphilosophy.blogspot.com/

New A Maine Citizen's Journey Through The Statutes of Transformation



Totally New- A narrative that has never been told before: A Maine Citizen's Journey Through The Statutes Of Transformation- from State of Maine to Maine State Inc. Filled with links and bookmarks for easy navigation and a special section on the 126th legislature http://wp.me/s4928O-timeline

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Maine Gov Rules- Request a Certified Copy- But Don't Use Them In Court!

NOTE ADDED ON May 6 2014

When I first published 
How Maine's Home Rule Amendment Was Superseded By Statutory Law. the Rules for Non-profit Corporations were found on line- Now that link no longer displays those rules and one must download the document which displays the rules. I downloaded it and then stored it on Preserving The American Political Philosophy website  The doc is available for download on the Maine Secretary of State's webpage HERE:Rules For Non-Profit Corporations Title 13-B.doc. with a long list of other rules which come with this warning:

Rule Chapters for the Department of the Secretary of State 

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

End of Note

The most robust way to challenge the constitutionality of a statute is in the courts. The Opinion of The Justices can weigh in- but does not have the weight of a court challenge.

So what is the Office of Secretary of State saying? There are "official rules" which one can use in court- and then there are "certified" rules?-not usable in court?