The Grenville Phillips Column – Judgement Day

Today’s weekly article is in response to recent questions about my motives for founding Solutions Barbados. I believe that everyone’s actions attract consequences. This belief is based on Jesus’ promise that He will reward us for the beneficial consequences of our responsible actions, and judge us for the harmful consequences of our irresponsible actions. Part of this judgement follows.

“Then He (Jesus) will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’

“Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” (Matt 25:41-46)

In my youth, Jesus’ warning was motivation enough for me to try to avoid doing the wrong, and actively do the right. As I accepted responsibilities that impacted others, I intentionally designed plans with the main criterion of not causing harm, for the same reason.

I believe that there is a separate judgement for politicians who oppress others. This belief is based on the description of their judgement recorded in Enoch.

“And all the kings and the mighty and the exalted and those who rule the earth shall fall down before Him on their faces, and worship and set their hope upon that Son of Man, and petition Him and supplicate for mercy at His hands.”

“Nevertheless that Lord of Spirits will so press them that they shall hastily go forth from His presence, and their faces shall be filled with shame, and the darkness grow deeper on their faces. And He will deliver them to the angels for punishment, to execute vengeance on them because they have oppressed His children and His elect.” (Enoch 62: 9-11)

Since people can be oppressed through economic measures that leave them homeless, hungry, or imprisoned, I had no intention of attracting judgement to myself by mismanaging Barbados’ economy. There seems to be a special place in hell reserved for politicians whose policies harm others, and I was determined to avoid that place.

“Hell from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming; It stirs-up the dead for you, all the chief ones of the earth; It has raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. They all shall speak and say to you: ‘Have you also become as weak as we? Have you become like us? (Isa 14:9-10)

I did not have good examples to follow. Both the BLP and DLP appear to have generally pursued the same 5-point economic strategy of: raising taxes, laying-off the supporters of the other party, employing their own supporters, giving donors corrupting no-bid contracts, and placing the country further in debt.

Both parties were aware that their strategy was not sustainable and would eventually ruin Barbados’ economy. However, they would not change their ways. With only 2 main political parties, our democracy forced them to play a game of musical chairs. Each of them desperately hoped that they would not be seated when the music stopped, and oppressive policies would be required.

To avoid the foreseen mass suffering, we designed an economic recovery plan that provided over $1B surplus revenues within our first year, without raising taxes, without laying off any public workers or reducing their salaries, and without any external borrowing. We achieved this by growing the national economy, improving the management of public services, generally reducing taxes, and effectively addressing corruption.

I tried sharing it with the last administration. However, in response to various armchair advisors at that time, former Prime Minister Stuart gave the criterion of being willing to be judged as a politician, as the qualification for reviewing economic advice. To qualify, we started Solutions Barbados on 1 July 2015 and published our entire plan for public scrutiny the same day.

During the last general election, DLP evidently did their best to avoid the seat when the music stopped. However, the BLP convinced the electorate that they had examined all plans, and that theirs was the best. The public believed them. Now we know that this was not true.

Dr Greenidge of BERT, recently publicly admitted that they did not look at any of the non-austerity plans when developing their severe austerity plan. When I asked whether they would now look at our plan to spare the public any further suffering, there was a resounding no.

To date, the media have decided not to report these critical public admissions. Instead, they have taken the politically partisan decision to promote severe austerity as the only solution. Solutions Barbados continues to exist because the non-austerity solution is still workable, despite the IMF agreement.

If severe austerity was the only solution, then I would join the news media in promoting it. But I know better. The suffering that many have endured under BERT Phase 1, and are about to endure under BERT Phases 2 to 4, is entirely unnecessary. It is still possible to meet the IMF targets without the planned austerity.

Our plan was independently verified as workable without the need for austerity. However, the national associations, whom we approached to also review it, appeared too invested in having the BLP govern, that they provided ridiculous reasons for not reviewing our plan, and not allowing us anywhere near their members.

If any action that I am a part of is found to be oppressive, then I would seeking the public’s assistance for an alternative. If after public consultation oppression was found to be unavoidable, then I would be prepared to make that my defence on judgement day.

None of the Solutions Barbados policies are oppressive, and either Party can implement them. All Members of Parliament are responsible for implementing the best plans for Barbados, regardless of which Party developed them. Before the implementation of BERT Phase 2, all Members of Parliament are well-advised to examine our plan, if for no other reason than to save themselves from an undesirable destiny.

 

Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer and President of Solutions Barbados. He can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com

260 comments

  • @ the Honourable Blogmaster

    Your assistance please with an item here for Artaxerxes thank you

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    …bring information about what…I did not know you were looking for info, so what do you need info about?

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    ah must ask ya though, what information you could possibly want when every shite is on BU or facebook, wuh I saw signatures of almost every lawyer being called a thief on real documents on Facebook..

    …but if it’s info ya want, tell me what it is and meet me in Queen’s Park…more privacy..

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  • Maloney- Before May 24- Public Enemy No.1

    Maloney- After May 24- Corporate Citizen No. 1

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  • @Sargeant

    Still driving the Mercedes sports car conceded to the Sales Manager of the still to be built Hyatt?

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  • The Truth Shall Set You Free

    Cut the chit chat.

    You asked for a meeting, I accepted.

    I want to meet in public and I don’t feel this should be a problem to you since you are not afraid of exposing anything.

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  • Mia has for sure stuck a dagger in the heart of poor barbadians
    Those willing to secure a piece of the rock

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ David January 17, 2019 2:37 PM

    And for that single act alone MM-the one now officially in charge of the public purse-ought to be considered fit for the title of Mugabe so honourably assigned by the BU soothsayer and old ‘master’ Piece of de Rock.

    How could the government impose such draconian taxes on the people especially the so-called Sewage contribution when such blatant tax evasion has gone under the radar of political expediency?

    Where are the tax refunds promised for income year 2017? In the fuel tank or cubbyhole of the other MM’s Merc?

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “I want to meet in public and I don’t feel this should be a problem to you since you are not afraid of exposing anything”

    what are you afraid of, I ask for the meet, I set the place.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    In case you have not noticed…Queen’s Park is a PUBLIC PLACE..it is a park, a public one.

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  • The Truth Shall Set You Free

    You know exactly what I meant by a public place. Although the park is a public place, it’s not frequented by many people.

    No, you did not ask for the meeting.

    Look, enough of the semantics, bluffing and stalling.

    Queen’s Park it is, tomorrow, Friday 18, January 2019 @ 9:00 am.

    I’ll be wearing a blue jeans and light blue polo shirt and for easy identification I’ll wear a blue & white cap.

    I will await you in front of the Daphne Joseph-Hackett Theater.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Listen..I do not get out of bed that early, especially to meet strangers, ya sound too desperate….did anyone never tell you not to meet with strangers, especially those who lived in NYC…I will also set the time.

    I am not that desperate to. meet you.

    Anyway, feel free to turn up.

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  • Well done Enuff and Artax I have stated before that I believe there are about six of these jokers who try to dominate every discussion on the Government ,Waru who start off and then hogs the show ,T Inniss ,Mariposa ,Piece the shite conspiracy theorist,Donna and Gazzerts.They believe if they post shite all day every day that rational people will believe it is true.Waru has been exposed as the liar and fraud that she is,same as the joker T Inniss on these blogs,,a lot of half truths and innuendo.I have challenged her to go to the DPP and she shifting .I have challenged Piece to form his own Party the Mugabe Haters Party to remove Mugabe in 2023 as the only alternative and he shifting all over the place.These persons are shite talkers who hide on BU and bad talk people who have been voted for by the majority of Bajans.I hope you Waru take up the challenge of the meeting in Queens Park if you have any balls and not just a drama queen and fraud.

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  • The Truth Shall Set You Free

    You said “…better yet, would ya like to meet me…ah was trying to get Ha, Ha and the other wannabe journalist to meet me face to face at their REQUEST…to unmask BU commenters…., but they ran out of balls…would you like to attempt it…”

    You asked if I would like to attempt it, meaning meeting with you at MY request. I accepted and now you are talking about I am desperate to meet you and you don’t meet with strangers.

    Aren’t Hal Austin and the other wannabe journalists that you were trying to get to meet with you face to face STRANGERS too?

    I guess you must be the one now to run out of balls.

    I’m not surprised by your cop out, because it’s typical of you. You come to BU making outlandish claims and when anyone asks you to bring proof, you always say you have proof but you’re not sharing it.

    You are a BLUFFER. I called your bluff and you folded your hand.

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  • On Monday, December 16, 2013 during a Ministerial Statement to the Parliament, former Finance Minister Chris Sinckler announced that 3,000 employees from both central government and statutory corporations, were to be retrenched early January 2014.

    The first tranche of cuts, expected to be 2,000 workers was supposed to have taken place by January 15th, 2014, and government was to have also implemented an effective freeze on hiring in the Public Sector for the next 5 years.

    Sinckler also mentioned that, over the current 19 month adjustment period, public sector employment will be reduced by an additional 501 jobs, saving the government approximately $26M………and effective from February 2014, there was also a “freeze” on the payment of increments.

    Ironically, an IMF team headed by Nicole Laframboise, which met with government officials, opposition legislators and representatives from the private sector, trade unions and academia as it conducted its 2013 Article IV consultation……

    ………..endorsed government’s decision to sever 3,000 public sector employees and implement wage cuts in 2014.

    The IMF’s 2013 Article IV report is there for all to read.

    In response to the retrenchments, then Opposition Leader Mia Mottley was reported as having said the island is in crisis.

    According to the December 16, 2013 edition of Caribbean 360, Mottley said:

    “The decision to remove 3,000 public workers is the ultimate betrayal of the mandate of this government. We have heard over and over ministers say there will be no layoffs, there will be no sell offs before, during or after the election and the prime minister led the chorus,” she told reporters at a news conference on Friday afternoon.”

    “The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader warned that the “storm is still coming” and she charged that the measures implemented will not stop the free fall of the Barbados economy.”

    “She maintained the government’s economic policies were ill conceived and suggested that the announcement by Finance Minister Chris Sinckler was nothing more than an attempt to please visiting officials of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) who reviewed the island’s economic performance this week.”

    “It was not about growth, it was not even about the people who now will not be able to face Christmas with the confidence that they know where their money will come from next year. This was about slowing the process of the International Monetary Fund telling the world what we already knew locally.”

    In those days, it seems as though “Mia Cared”………….or did she????

    Since the Opposition is also included in the IMF’s Article IV consultation meetings, is it unreasonable to assume Mottley would have known about the pending retrenchments?

    But her administration is now in the process of retrenching public sector employees for the similar reasons……. and to PLEASE the IMF.

    Is the island currently in crisis?

    A politician’s “morning words” and “evening words” are always different.

    So too are the words of their yard-fowl supporters.

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  • @The Truth,

    Just for the record. This person is a proven fabricator who is obviously in need of help. I received an unsolicited email from this person making allegations against a local insurance company. I asked for the proof, which I have not received, and since then I have been a target of his/her venom, including the fabrication of a cut-and-paste email making further allegations. I do not think that s/he realised that corporate emails are archived.
    I have never arranged to meet him/her and have no desire to do so. In any case I am based in the UK.

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  • Well look who finally flew off the fence Lorenzo defending Mia for once again stabbing poor barbadians in the back
    As it said during the time in which Mia stole Ross from the poor people of Dominica
    Mia has the soul of ice

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  • Miller
    My “au faitness” is from reading the newspaper not from being intimately or otherwise involved in any matter relating to Coverley, the government or the party. I read the newspaper. The Coverley with the individual lots is to the west of the villages as far as I know.

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  • Lorenzo you are a real jackass fuh trut! Show me where ! comment on every blog about the government and hog the show. I commented repeatedly on only three threads about ONE ACTION BY THE PRIME MINISTER.

    Am I not entitled to an opinion??? Is this a dictatorship? ???? Am I allowed ONLY TO AGREE with everything this government does????? Pretty soon you will be telling me where I MUST PLACE MY X!

    Some shit is wrong with you. Some shit . This is becoming frightening!

    Your interventions here do the BLP no good! They only serve to lend credence to Piece’s assertion that a dictatorship is the PM’s ultimate objective. By the time you are finished all will be converted or at least alert to the possibility that he is correct.

    Now a smart person would comment on the substance and refute any claims made simply by expressing his or her own opinion. Instead you repeatedly attack me even when I haven’t made a comment in days!

    Are you trying to frighten me into silence??? I think I should warn you that it will have the OPPOSITE EFFECT.

    You had better let sleeping dogs lie hear!

    But we KNOW THAT YOU ARE TOO STUPID TO DO THAT. So continue losing some votes and whatever else. Because you certainly aren’t going to win any with THAT ATTITUDE!

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  • Mariposa unlike you I have better things to do than posting on BU like you all day every day.Here you go again with this Ross shite talk.Did you hear PM Skerritt say Ms Mottley was not to blame for the Ross relocation .Let me reiterate to a hard head J/A like you.The CEO said it was A BUSINESS DECISION TAKEN BY A PRIVATE COMPANY,based on what had happen to Dominica during the hurricane,nothing to do with Ms Mottley stealing anything capiche..As for poor Bajans what happened to the Beautify workers who wer crying out for their money from 2013/14 when they were among close to 5000 sent home many without a cent,where was your concern then hyprocrite,or your mouth was glued because your party was in power at the time.These workers were white and well off,joker?or were they poor black workers back then also?Your hypocracy knows no bounds,both T inniss and you need to stat off that topic.,as you have no moral grounds to stand on.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “Aren’t Hal Austin and the other wannabe journalists that you were trying to get to meet with you face to face STRANGERS too?”

    why don’t you go back in your hole before I really send someone to meet with you, you think this is some game that you are used to playing with those who know know better…you will get hurt, badly hurt.

    Have you nothing to contibute…other than me..that is all you seem to come on BU to do.

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  • unfortunately I have to return to reply to the big bad Donna,telling me let sleeping dogs lie,well ,well,as Bajans say looka my crosses though.What happen Donna I mashed your Dem toes.I do not give two hoots about you and it will take a thousand like you to frighten me.By the way nothing wrong with me,you worry about the tag team who I believe are on a mission to destabalize a democratically elected Government with daily shite talk on these blogs and I will call it as I see it,you have your opinion and I have mine ,therefore you talk your talk and I will talk mine capice J/A.No one preventing you from speaking,maybe except the blogmaster if you mash the crease.I know you impress Gazerts and the like but you cannot impress me.Therefore you can like it or lump it I do not give a damn.You can go now and consult with the other tag team members.

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  • Lorenzo i guess today was a busy day for u to make the rounds consoling poor barbadians who at one time was giving a chance to buy a piece of the rock only to see it snatch by the stroke of a pen
    Boy uh tell uh with caring friends like Mia in this world fuh sure no one needs enemies
    People live savings snatch at the stroke of a pen
    Houses built on govt land allocated for low to middle class bajans to buy all gone
    Now this two bit nit wit flew off the paling to defend sh.iit
    All least if Mia had any moral gumption she would have set aside a portion of that land on which those houses are built to be owned by middle class barbadians but know gave it all to those who have ownership of more than enough of the rock
    Not going to blame Maloney cause he is a business man and when opportunity arrives grab and hold.
    I have said many times that Mia is shiftless and her moral compass is broken
    Just take a checklist of promises she made to poor barbadians and see if any she kept

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  • I know he is gong to curse me. I put some licks in his tail and he has regain his cojones. I knew he still had them in.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “Your interventions here do the BLP no good! They only serve to lend credence to Piece’s assertion that a dictatorship is the PM’s ultimate objective.”

    seems like they are all catching crazy…..lol, out it is not going to work out as they thinkkk.

    then Ha, Ha got the nerve to come out with his pretensive wicked self, but I leave you to you know who and Karma…..the culling must continue…while I lay in my bed and watch..

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    BUT it is not going to work out as they THINK….

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  • Artax January 17, 2019 10:28 AM

    And while we’re on the topic of Coverley…….

    On Sunday, March 18, 2018, while addressing a BLP meeting at Briar Hall, Christ Church, Mia Mottley was of the opinion Felisha Osula Holder should not be the only individual faces criminal charges as it relates to the death of her son Elijah Holder-Phillips……because she was not solely responsible for the accident.

    Mottley was reported as having asked: “How she can face the law courts alone and the person who built that obstruction on the highway does not have to face a single [charge] in this country?”

    “She also promised that five BLP lawyers, who are also candidates for the 2018 elections, would defend the 33-year-old mother in her ongoing legal battle. “She shall not be going into that law court alone . . . . This Barbados Labour Party will help represent this young mother because I believe it is a travesty of social justice,” Mottley declared, while naming Kerrie Symmonds, Wilfred Abrahams, Gregory Nicholls, Ralph Thorne, QC, and Dale Marshall, QC, as the woman’s legal representatives.”

    Recently, I have seen photos of Mottley and Maloney in each other’s company, hugging and laughing, while Maloney will be laughing his way to the bank as the million$ begin to roll in from the Ross University and Coverley deal.

    Does this means that Mottley is no longer of the opinion Maloney should also face charges for the death of Elijah?

    Perhaps we should ask Mottley if she REMEMBERED Felisha Osula Holder’s plight and the PROMISE to provide her with legal services……… at the time she was thinking of appointing Dale Marshall as AG, Wilfred Abrams as Minister of Energy and Water Resources and Symmonds as Tourism Minister?

    After all…….”Mia Cares.”

    Lorenzo January 17, 2019 5:58 PM

    Well done Enuff and Artax I have stated before that I believe there are about six of these jokers who try to dominate every discussion on the Government ,Waru who start off and then hogs the show ,T Inniss ,Mariposa ,Piece the shite conspiracy theorist,Donna and Gazzerts.They believe if they post shite all day every day that rational people will believe it is true.Waru has been exposed as the liar and fraud that she is,same as the joker T Inniss on these blogs,,a lot of half truths and innuendo.I have challenged her to go to the DPP and she shifting .I have challenged Piece to form his own Party the Mugabe Haters Party to remove Mugabe in 2023 as the only alternative and he shifting all over the place.These persons are shite talkers who hide on BU and bad talk people who have been voted for by the majority of Bajans.I hope you Waru take up the challenge of the meeting in Queens Park if you have any balls and not just a drama queen and fraud.

    Poor Lorenzo missed that post and only saw the one that suited the BLP. Artax is a person who deals with facts. So am I. And that’s why I pay particular attention to ALL of his posts.

    Tut, tut! Still inside the barnyard unable to fly high, I’ve been telling all ya – Artax is a wild bird. He flies where it suits him.

    Read it and weep!

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  • Oh Oh! Five more votes gone!

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  • Mariposa

    You prefer she to sell the land for under the value? Christ, you would be in here chopping she up each day about her lying down with Maloney!

    Or you prefer she sell in to a foreigner for some FX like the sale and giveaways for the sandals sites?

    Who get stabbed in the back then?

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  • As for you Grenville, quoting the Bible is not going to win you any votes. It will make people even more suspicious. Hell,it is making me suspicious!

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  • heart not back

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  • Mottley knows how to.make backdoor deals like the one with Ross and the Present deal with Maloney
    If Mottley truly had the best interest of what she termed ” poor” barbadians she would not have sold off all that property to one rich person she would have made for certain that a sizeable piece of that property landed in the hands of ” poor ” barbadians.
    Good grief barbadians deserve better
    By the time the younger generation make way in the workplace their would be no land left affordable for them to buy
    This deal all but makes such a thought certain

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Donna…these don’t get it yet…they think this is some kinda competition, some don’t even realize that you and them are on the SAME SIDE……lol

    The battle has already been won, they are clueless as to the date of the war though……so it is a no-brainer.

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  • Why we as humanity think we have need to be regulated and governed like stock?

    That is totally different to building and sustaining an economy to benefit the masses.

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  • Maripoa
    By the time the younger generation make way in the workplace their would be no land left affordable for them to buy.

    Funny you said that, tens of thousands currently can’t buy land even the middle income earners.

    Watch this, acres of rab land is sold for next to nothing, then that same land is subdivided into lots and sold at extravagant prices ..1000 % profit

    This has to be addressed.

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  • Donna I pity you,i saw the response of Artax which is as usual a reasonable response,as Artax usually unlike you and the tag team have his facts.Therefore do not put yourself with Artax with your drivel,that is like chalk and cheese.Tell me what has what Artax said got to do with you and me?,more shifting again,since I made it clear to you that you cannot frighten me from speaking against any thing you post on here,as I have stated I am a supporter of this Government and Ms Mottley,nothing you can do about that like you are or were a supporter of the in my view dead Dems.Therefore now we are crystal clear where we stand as I said you talk your talk I will do the same capiche.Byy the way what country have you or the tag team ever run,probably never even run a bread shop .

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  • Nine of nine

    What u stated is true. But why keep “piling on” to a already bad policy to make it worse
    I reiterate nothing wrong with a shrewd business man looking out for his own interest
    However when govt takes on a role which discredit and leaves out the interest of barbadians then something is very wrong
    Mottley since May 24th has not been shy in preserving the interest of the rich while presenting a false smile of gratitude to poor barbadians
    This deal serves to pay debt and preserves the riches of the wealthy while the poor becomes disenfranchise and debt laden with unconscionable taxes.
    All i can say to guillible and unsuspecting barbadians is to ” look out fuh wunna self.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    And they all sound so distressed…it must be the corruption and TIEFING THE ESTATES OF OLD PEOPLE…weighing on their minds…

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  • @Donna,
    I have a very high opinion of Artax as well. And so does Lorenzo.

    This is the second or third time that I have seen Lorenzo pulled him under his tent. All of the ‘teams’ are trying to draft him…

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  • Mariposa @ 7:31 & 8:05
    “If Mottley truly had the best interest of what she termed ” poor” barbadians she would not have sold off all that property to one rich person she would have made for certain that a sizeable piece of that property landed in the hands of ” poor ” barbadians.”

    “This deal serves to pay debt and preserves the riches of the wealthy while the poor becomes disenfranchise and debt laden with unconscionable taxes.”

    Excellent analysis. You are a one man army and doing a great job.

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  • WARU
    I think you can make your own decisions, but I would be careful accepting invites.

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  • Mariposa,
    Surely they had to be other construction companies which could have delivered the goods in a timely manner and benefited others. It is time others get a piece of the pie.

    Going forward, there are many dilapidated government buildings that can be restored to pristine condition for future purposes, employment at best for the local artisans.

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  • Subject to correction

    (a) Government sold the land to X
    (b) X builds the accommodation.
    (c) X owns the accommodation.
    (d) X rents the accommodation.

    Is that the true picture?

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  • @Lorenzo
    ” I have stated I am a supporter of this Government and Ms Mottley”.
    Each man is entitled to his likes or dislikes, but is there a point at which you will say “Barbados first”.

    The electorate delivered a resounding defeat to the DLP. That party lost in its strongholds because many of its supporters felt they did not have the country interest at heart and voted against them. Can you see yourself reaching that stage?

    You have divided the politics into BLP and DLP, but we are past that stage. We, “Piece’s People Party of Political Patriots” (PPPPP) welcomes you.

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  • In some jurisdictions paying 3 times the value for government land could be construed as politically motivated but in bahbadus it is just good logically business practice.

    Only conspiracy theorists could possible think there is something wrong with paying 3 times the value for government land.

    We should all be thanking and praising the buyer and the seller for putting bahbadus fus

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  • Nine of nine

    a-d correct

    A land baron .sort of. But not far away
    Not blaming him

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  • Theo Gazzerts,we are past that stage ,the stage where bajans has thrown out the DLP.This is 7 months a new Government has been in place,only a brainless moron would expect a new government to solve problems which were allowedto escalate for ten years and 90 days….This Government inherited a very bad situation and in my view are trying their best,and most rational bajans would think so,and therefore come to the conclusion that Barbados is first at present,so in my view there is no stage to reach capiche.Unfortunately some persons had to be sent home,which would have happened,whoever was in Government was in office,so I ain,t buying what the tag team selling it does not make sense,and certainly not joining anything involving the shite conspiracy theorist or you,capiche.

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  • X brings Ross to Barbados

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  • Do u understand a piece of once owned govt land by the stroke of a pen has trippled in price because of a buyer with vision and intuition understands that land does not devalue in price
    As a matter of fact the moment that the ink dried the land price tripled in value because govt sold it as Mia said three times worth its value
    On paper the sale makes govt looks good short term
    However long term as the value of that land escalate Maloney would get the last laugh and would have secured the better end of the bargain taking into consideration that the value of money which govt received would devalue due to many migitating factors in the commercial markets and which when ” turn over ” only serves one our two purposed mostly to service debt and giving no fiscal gains long term for the economy

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “WARU
    I think you can make your own decisions, but I would be careful accepting invites.”

    ah told the boy to go back in his hole before he gets hurt, he thinks this is some child’s game, he has nothing to offer the blog but shite talk and all of it focused on me…and cannot see what’s ahead…very few can..he got me on the brain and since they are so busy climbing over each other likes crabs on a blog no less……everything will fall into place and they will miss the event…

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  • The Truth Shall Set You Free

    why don’t you go back in your hole before I really send someone to meet with you, you think this is some game that you are used to playing with those who know better…you will get hurt, badly hurt. Have you nothing to contribute…other than me..that is all you seem to come on BU to do. {Quote}

    I will get hurt badly, what!!! You believe you can come here to THREATEN and SCARE people? A fraud and liar like you? You are the first person on BU to threaten someone. You don’t know yuh ass want banning.

    This isn’t a game but you hiding behind a fake name to sully the names of people without proof?

    I BELIEVE Hal Austin when he said “This person is a proven fabricator who is obviously in need of help. I received an unsolicited email from this person making allegations against a local insurance company. I asked for the proof, which I have not received, and since then I have been a target of his/her venom, including the fabrication of a cut-and-paste email making further allegations.”

    It sounds like something you would do. You admitted to fabricating stories about having information on certain things that are happening in Barbados. That is why you could never post the proof.

    The more you post, the more you expose yourself as a NUISANCE, FRAUD and a LIAR, and now you issuing threats. People like you will give Barbados Underground a bad name, because people usually focus on the bad to rate anything.

    I don’t want BU to get a bad name because of frauds like you and since the other people on BU like they are scared of you, I will come here for you.

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  • David

    X brings Ross to Barbados or did you meant to say X facilitated Ross, then again…..a fly on the wall has value.

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  • As it relates to the current retrenchment program of this BLP administration, the known DLP “limited range chickens” have been questioning the timing of the lay-offs, which was during the Christmas season.

    However, during 2014 when their “party was in power,” they reasoned the retrenchments were necessary to save the island and the dollar from devaluing.

    During his December 13, 2013 Ministerial Statement, Sinckler said:

    “It is never easy for any government or Minister of Finance to have to introduce measures that strike at the heart of a person’s financial and social livelihood. This is tough on all of us over here and it will be on all officers of the governmental system.”

    “We understand and empathize with the anguish which these measures will cause the many people affected by them. They will be your constituents and ours. But having tried our utmost over the past five years and some to avoid this road, the exigencies of the negative impact of the world’s worst recession have dictated that we cannot continue on the course which we have been pursuing.”

    We are aware that the Mottley led administration’s reasons for retrenching civil servants are similar to those of the DLP.

    But the DLP “limited range chickens” were encouraging us to accept Sinckler’s sentiments as indicated above…..

    ………but are now encouraging us to reject similar sentiments being offered by this current BLP administration.

    Hence, the “morning words” and “evening words” of political “limited range chicken” are not the same.

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  • Ross students are said to be renting rooms at Coverly for $ 2000 Barbados dollars per month.

    The cash flow from these students appears to be $24 MILLION to $30 MILLION Barbados dollars PER YEAR.

    Maloney is a winner.

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  • Mariposa

    How would any government have profited from the same piece of land and
    at what point in time in the future would the land have become fiscal long term gain to any government or the economy.

    the pass government profit none from said piece of land over 10 years.

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  • Today I witness Ross University bus madly manoeuvring through congested, bumper to bumper tight traffic at the Sagicor roundabout and it surrounds.. surely lives were at risk.

    Could not that accommodation been built way closer to the “university” ON Government land , contracted X company to build the accommodations and retain ownership of land, units and rent for the life of the program?

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  • Nineofnine

    “Why are we as human beings think that we have to be regulated and governed as stock?

    I think I can answer your question: because the passions and desires of men won’t conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraints…
    And devoid of the law whether moral or civil, man it subject the will, and man with the strongest will rules …

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  • How naive.

    Do you understand what is a deal?

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  • Nineofnine

    I know you have read John Locke’s social contract? … so therefore, you ought not to have ask such a question…

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  • Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson has been relieved of some of his duties.

    A press release tonight from the Barbados Government Information Service stated that Hinkson will no longer have responsibility for the Royal Barbados Police Force.

    In addition, Hinkson, who was appointed to that ministry when Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced her new Cabinet after a Barbados Labour Party win at the polls on May 24, will also no longer be responsible for the Preservation of Public Order, the Forensic Services Centre, the Criminal Justice Research Unit and the Police Complaints Authority.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/233392/hicksons-duties-cut

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  • Being humble is not naive, please .

    What was the deal?..
    3x the value of land?
    That just goes to show that value is determined by the owner and not the valuer.
    That “deal” was not necessary, not when you “own” government land, have the National Housing Corporation, and Collection Agencies.(BRA/Vat office)…. one stop shopping.

    Do you wish to expound on the deal, maybe there are some other benefits not disclosed..

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  • Nine

    The planning was a rush job to accommodate the Ross relocation and the unfinished/unoccupied houses/spots at coverley was probably the best available option at that time.
    Contractor X would have to be paid out of the public purse to build the houses (you already know the state of the economy as far as public financing).

    Government, although getting money from the renting, would also have to be paying out for the maintenance and up keep

    Contractor fees and maintenance fees would probably use up much of the incoming rent.

    Instead of paying out those fees, from the public purse, Government is pocketing 13.5 millions now along with land tax in the future years. this should make up for the lost in what ever little profit margins rent, without the “headaches” of maintenance.

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  • Hants
    According to the papers, Maloney was the winner from any rental units because the government was only getting a cut from any unit sold not from any that was rented.

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  • Lexicon

    NO.
    Sometimes its best to leave such writings on the shelf to avoid subliminal suggestions and innuendo that is not in ones best interest.
    Why should I have not asked that question?
    See, it challenges the intellect and establish ground… therefore, by your comment and definition, Law is the mechanism used to control another and renders lawmakers as rulers/anarchists/dictators of the weak. What a determination!

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  • John2

    Per your disclosure.
    No money to government from rentals..redacted
    Cut to government from sold units…didn’t know units are being/was sold ……. true?
    Government pockets $13 M plus land taxes.. that is in comparison to $24-30M in rental per annum.
    Government avoids fees and maintenance..

    Honestly John, we need a new accountant, journalist also add a negotiator, planner and technocrat among others

    Then we can proceed, certainly, we will not war over a maths problem.

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  • Nineofnine

    “Law is a mechanism used to control another”

    But without the law what would stop you from robbing, raping, and murdering?

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  • Nineofnine

    Without the law there is no moral boundaries…

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  • Lexicon

    But without the law what would stop you from robbing, raping, and murdering?

    LOVE, COMPASSION

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  • And yes I know of some units that were sold. Not the set for Ross of the set that were completed for Ross though.

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  • *not of the set that wer completed for ross.

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  • John2

    1500 students x $2000 rent per month x 12 months = $36,000 000. per year in rental fees.
    Even if the rental population is half (750) that”s $18, 000 000. per annum
    times the duration of the graduate course. minimum 4 years
    Government … $13.5 one time payment (plus taxes per annum bearing in mind the land value is 3x smaller)…compared to
    Contractor X …$72 – 144 Million per graduate cycle minimum.

    Do I understand the deal?… Yes I do.
    Is it a good deal?…………..ask a negotiator.

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  • Nineofnine
    Love and compassion nonsense … had that been the case there would not need for the judicial system … the fact of the matter is man is born evil …. and for every good the comes into the world there is a corresponding evil…

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  • Nineofnine

    The reality is no moral system can be effective unless it is universally applied…
    ..

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  • @Hants
    Yours @10.43pm

    Mia lighten Hinkson’s load, that many hands light work didn’t seem to work well for Hinkson but I wouldn’t say the new Minister is an improvement.

    Her next step should be to merge some Ministries, some of her Ministers are no more than glorified back benchers.

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  • Nine

    Did you read the part that said government was making nothing if the units were rented out?

    36 000 000 divided by 2000/room = 18000 room divided by 4 bedrooms per unit = 4,500units x 100 000/unit =
    $450 000 000 construction cost alone

    That 12.5 year before construction cost is recovered.

    Then add maintenance cost over the years

    And this is a government that is going through debt restructuring, laying off workers, taxing doing everything to increase revenue and reduce expenditure.

    using your figures

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  • @ Sargeant,

    How many ministers it takes to……..lol

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  • Lexicon
    There is a need to graduate. No one is born evil, behaviour is learned, mimicked.
    Are you aware of the impact of the Crystalline Grid on the soul of a newborn or how collective consciousness affects the said grid or that of your former input?

    That moral system starts with you.

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  • and Lexicon

    Love and compassion nonsense

    Well show me the parents who do not instill love and compassion between siblings or their relationships.

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  • john2

    For the sake of Clarity.

    Is Coverley a Government venture?
    Why was developer X in possession of the housing stock
    Is Coverley a Private Venture?
    How could it be established on Government land that is now sold to the private investors/developers?

    Similarly,

    Are there 2 Coverleys or stages/sections
    Can you sell property to clients (house and Land) and yet the land is owned by another?

    Is it true that some gated communities are built (and units sold) on rented lands?

    So much confusion.

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  • Overseas Observer

    @john2 is an idiot at basic maths and puts forward a stupid argument to justify.

    If 1 Unit is 4 bedrooms (4 individuals)
    4500 Units x 4 bedrooms = 18,000 bedrooms (individuals)

    Has Ross brought 18,000 people to Coverley to live between students, support staff and administration totals?

    However, when people (BLP) rush to deceive the public they always come with erroneous information to mislead john public.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Yep the education system is a BUST, some gown ass hardback people do not even know when you and them are on the SAME SIDE nor when the OBJECTIVE has been ACHIEVED……a clear indication that the education system is indeed useless, or the island would be in much better shape….

    IF THE EDUCATION SYSTEM WAS FIT FOR PURPOSE….ya would definitely get less clowns on BU…lol

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/01/17/flawed-system/

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “The more you post, the more you expose yourself as a NUISANCE, FRAUD and a LIAR, and now you issuing threats. People like you will give Barbados Underground a bad name, because people usually focus on the bad to rate anything.”

    People only get threats from me when they go out of their way to look for them…this is not a competition little boy…ya don’t latch on to me and expect to get away unscathed….look for ya own group of idiots to nestle with…ya are out of your league.

    …. if you force the meet, I will send someone to meet with you and ya can guarantee it will not end well…why ya think Ha, Ha will not play brave and have to pretend and still trying to get out from under why he did, but I refuse to let him…….he knows well enough not to pretend or to have any false courage…..not enough to meet with me anyway…

    and ya so dumb, ya do not even know when a blog has already been well established….ya are a real product of the FAILED and FLAWED education system…I don’t do pity or I would pity ya condition…

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Adonijah is right to blast these religious frauds on the island…people who are awake are fed up of the bible enslaved nuisances who are even LESS FIT FOR PURPOSE…and have nothing to offer the socialization of the current or future generations…

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/01/17/rastafari-movement-blasts-religious-leaders-criticism-of-marijuana/

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    ah know the frauds who wake up religiously to read my posts will. jump out, but come…

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    …why ya think Ha, Ha will not play brave and have to pretend and still trying to get out from under WHAT he did, but I REFUSE to let him..he will stay in that JAIL of his own making indefinitely because I have the key and will never let him out…I don’t do pardons either..

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  • Nineofnine

    “No one is born evil”

    I knew when you were in your mother’s womb; I sanctified you when you were in you mother’s womb…

    That is the great philosophical debate: tabula rasa or the blank late … John locke believed that experienced was written on the human mind tabula rasa Descartes believed that we are born with certain inclinations and predispositions to do good or evil….

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  • Nineofnine

    Love and compassion is what is refined as pleasure and pain principles of morality or what secular humanists would defined as evolutionary ethics … you keep those behaviours which causes pleasure and get rid of those which causes pain … kant says that no system of morality can be effective unless it has within it a categorical imperative …. or an universal application…

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    Whuloss a feller heah sneezing all day long causing dese pooch lickers Nameless #1 & #2 calling de ole man name all day and night long

    I ent mind being irreverently referred to as the Conspiracist but unlike Dr. Jerome, de ole man doan do SHITE

    Wunna votes to be more respectful of ole people man.

    Looka how de ole man does speak of de clitoris mutilating Mugabe – wid respect!!

    It ent fair and I gine file a protest with de Honourable Blogmaster

    Now let us progress to Eddie the *** sucker.

    It is only reasonable that, in the face of ALL THE **** DUTIES THAT EDDIE HAS, he could not do all those other things

    Leh de ole man brek it down fuh wunna

    The ***** of illegal aliens is being sucked nightly.

    This is a national security issue.

    When these wummen get arrested and are to be deported AND THEY SHOW PICTURES OF EDDIE WITH HIS FACE AHHHH…well that does not look good.

    But, slowly but surely, Mugabe’s regime is falling apart.

    Eddie ALL YOU GOTS TO DO NOW IS CROSS DE FLOOR AND SHOW BAJANS DAT YOU IS A REAL MAN.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Don’t blink Piece…don’t blink…

    The BU crabs climbing over each other daily and for no reason…will miss the whole thing, they already missed the preamble..that is what happens when ya busy being crabs…lol

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  • The energy some of you (anonymous people) expend to abuse each other makes you no better than the politicians et al you are critical.

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  • Nineofnine

    There is now scientific evidence with proves that the psychopath is born devoid of a conscience … so how do you account for love and compassion in the case of Jeffrey Dahmer if there is not law to hold him accountable for what he had done? And according to your worldview there is no need for the law to hold man’s behaviour in check when there is love and compassion?

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    lol…good one, fortunately for them, the abuse they get for being absolutely CRABminded, does not equate or translate to us ROBBING the treasury and pension fund…

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  • WARU

    If the people are blind to the reality of what is taking place in the political affairs of their country, how does it help by leveling critic at the political leadership of the country day after day, but to no avail?

    Now wouldn’t it be more effective to sit down and pensive contemplate the best way the reach the people, instead of throwing your hands in the air, and concluding that it is a hopeless endeavour?

    It pains one to see you day after day and week after week with the same mundane arguments, with ends with the same results … fustration, resentment, anguish, bitterness, and animosity …

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  • WARU

    I don’t want to speak for Truth, I agree BU has already been established and many people read the comments. The feedback I get during discussions is that you’re an idiot and a liar. That’s the general consensus.

    8 out of 10 say you’re crazy nuisance and the other 2 scroll pass your posts because you write the same shite to every post. Read one, read all.

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  • WARU

    Yes…. the people are probably brain-death to the reality of what is going on, and so are the mundane arguments one hears day after today on BU ….

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  • “It pains one to see you day after day and week after week with the same mundane arguments, with ends with the same results … fustration, resentment, anguish, bitterness, and animosity …”

    Lexicon

    It’s because the nuisance really believes she is making a difference with the same mundane arguments to different situations.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    David the Blogmaster, so that’s the reason tart tongued, scheming, BS talking politicians are elected repeatedly den… when you say: “The energy some of you (anonymous people) expend to abuse each other makes you no better than the politicians et al you are critical [about]”.

    How often folks snap back (bite back actually) when attacked…so just like this US Speaker-President school yard brawl….aren’t we are supposed to mature with age and handle disagreement with more sensible, careful thought before acting…yeah right what a laff!

    @Pieces & The Blogmaster, what’s up with this Hinkson relief of duties matter? This is TROUBLING.

    Hinkson for all his recent bad press re the strip club viewing and so on is a rather sober, thoughtful man with a broad streak of integrity when handling confidential matters…soooo has he 1) been compromised due to his interest in the fairer sex in gentleman’s clubs or 2) has he refused to allow to be done what he considers ‘inappropriate’ activities and is being shifted ….a local case of can you see a way to let ‘those Flynn lies be forgotten’ … in our situation more likely “‘let those phones be tapped'”.

    What is going on here???

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  • @Robert
    “8 out of 10 say you’re crazy nuisance and the other 2 scroll pass your posts”

    Your stats are all wrong… I does read, like and enjoy and I am not a zero… so here is a revision

    7 out of 10 say you’re crazy nuisance, 2 scroll pass your posts and the other fellow is just as crazy as you are…

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