Saturday, February 29, 2020

Telling the truth at the Friday Night horseshoe pit with Bill Shea

Bill Shea was elected to the Marinwood CSD in 2015 in hopes that he would use his financial experience to improve the finances of Marinwood CSD.  He has been a disappointment to many
I was walking my dogs tonight like I do every night and started talking to guys at the horse shoe pit. While i am not a player, i usually am seen every Friday.  Bill Shea CSD board member was there as usual.  I loudly asked Bill, “where are you going to relocate the horse shoe pit after you destroy this one with a truck turnaround?”.   Bill was flustered and pretended not to hear me.  I asked again and  he told me to bring it up at the meeting. ( where no one will hear me).  I then escalated and told him that the CSD lied about vehicle access at the planning commission to get the project approved. I have it on tape. Still flustered, then Shea attacked me with a string of profanities.  I backed off and re asserted that he was lying about the horseshoe pit and knows that it will be destroyed.  This rattled a bunch of  guys who were unsure of what was going on and who was stirring up shit. ( it was me.)

No matter.  The truth will come out and Bill Shea will not be able to play dumb.  He is exposed as a double talking  politician of the worst kind. 

The CSD does not have an answer about the “horse shoe pit problem”. They are just going along with the architect Bill Hansell’s lies.  Bill Shea approved Bill Hansell’s unusual  "unlimited fee" contract that we believe exceeds $50,000 which has only produced initial drawings. Hansell has much more to make in this lucrative deal. It its FIVE TIMES initial estimates and is destined to become the COSTLIEST Maintenance Shed in Marin County. 

The Marinwood CSD REFUSES to tell the public how much the project is budgeted for..  Do they even know? Do they care?

Here is the videotape of architect Bill Hansell telling the Marin Planning Commission that trucks will be turning around on the horseshoe pit "only once a day".  Everyone knows that that this area of the park receives lots of traffic during the workday. Landscaping waste will also need to be stored outside the facility where Hansell claims there will be a "pleasant walking path". Poor workflow design is why this White Elephant will fail.

If only we had "adult supervision" on the Marinwood CSD that would stop they lies and ensure proper administration of district affairs.  The men and women of Marinwood need to step up and stop this corrupt madness.

This is the area that Hansell claims is "covered with gravel"  Our truck and trailer will need to drive across the horseshoe pit.
It will be destroyed despite the denial by Bill Shea, Bill Hansell, Eric Dreikosen and others. Poor workflow design of the facility is UNACCEPTABLE.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Shoshana Zuboff on surveillance capitalism

Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff wrote a monumental book about the new economic order that is alarming. "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism," reveals how the biggest tech companies deal with our data. How do we regain control of our data? What is surveillance capitalism? In this documentary, Zuboff takes the lid off Google and Facebook and reveals a merciless form of capitalism in which no natural resources, but the citizen itself, serves as a raw material. How can citizens regain control of their data? It is 2000, and the crisis has caused deep wounds. How will startup Google survive the bursting of the internet bubble? Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin don't know anymore how to turn the tide. By chance, Google discovers that the "residual data" that people leave behind in their searches on the internet is very precious and tradable. This residual data can be used to predict the behavior of the internet user. Internet advertisements can, therefore, be used in a very targeted and effective way. A completely new business model is born: "surveillance capitalism."