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June 10, 2008

SHI SHI SCHOOL TO OPEN TO BIG POCKET BOOKS

If you want your child to have a good education.....send him/er to a private school!!!

The power lords have been promising to build new schools in the north and south and wherever kids need a school.....nope!!! Not a one built....no surprise, we never keep our promises. Today's news is about the cracked walls that'll suishrely kill a JFK student if she/he's under that buckled ceiling during an earthquake.
The attorney general has made trips to the schools to close up those that are unsanitary and unsafe. We now have several schools that can be fixed only with the help of a bulldozer. Your government working to bring the best to your children!!

In the meantime....the Bshop and friends at the Cathedral is passing out packets for boys and girls to attend the newsest, the best high school since printed money! There will be tests for entry....and you'll need a lot of money(no, probably not as much as you dole out at St. John's, but expensive.....but little Dick and Jane will have a small class ratio and school will be run as if the education means success to the students.

Last year, Atty. Mike Philipps picked up the rope and ran with it in Agat. The Mt. Carmel School ran out of money, students and teachers.
Mike Philipps said 'no' and turned the school around. It is now one of the best schools to attend.

So....if the private schools can run with less money than GPSS is eating up like a hungry monster.....why aren't we giving away vouchers so more children can attend these schools?

Welcome to the school community, St. Thomas Aquinas, you're sorely needed.....and appreciated!

Posted by auntiecharo at 09:11 PM | Comments (0)

DOESN'T ANYONE CARE THAT WE'RE IN DIRE STRAITS?

Everyday, one is faced with the rising cost of living on Guam. Everything is costing more....yet, the elected, sit and play with their fiddles as Guam runs out of control.

So, the gas now costs $4.67? Who cares. You need gas, pay for it!
Your power bill is going to be hiked by 15%? Pay it or live in a cardboard box. Your streetlights have been taken down and it's dark where you live and you fear those young thugs roaming around during the dark of night? Buy a damn gun!
Payless Mkts. recently gave away green bags to save the earth!! But nothing's being said about the rising cost they have to pay for power, water, gas and the rising cost of bringing in the food....with or without salmonella or it's first cousin e-coli!
We're all victims and no one is out there trying to figure out how we can survive this modern day crucifixion.
I wish I could give you ten answers on how you can live through this perfect storm but I can't, you see, I'm a victim too! I suppose we'll know we're in the thick of it when we start seeing the creation of clothes lines.
As for mass transit....it's a pipe dream. We're just going to talk about it until the gas reaches $5.50 a gallon....then we'll decide to talk seriously about putting a working transit system together.....no wonder the governor and his underlords are gone....who the hell wants to stay here but those that can no longer afford an airline ticket?
We'll never get those brains that fled the last time Guam was in trouble to come back.....anywhere seems to be a better place than Guam......unless of course you live in tornado alley!

Posted by auntiecharo at 08:58 PM | Comments (0)

June 05, 2008

AI ADAI GEORGE, WE ONLY OWED THEM $7M

What the hell were you thinking when you paid those DRC people $M more than we owed? Haven't you heard? There's a drought and the money trees all died!

I suppose that when you're miraculously healed from having HIV that it might short change your thinking process. The PDN tried to explain away at the overblown over payment but tell ya, I didn't understand a bit of it. You get a bill for $7 dollars, and you pay the $7. and not a penny more. I can't figure out you were thinking and hope that the AG has the time to figure out why your agency could over pay a bill.
Honestly, more and more, we confirm that we are a Keystone government..noonw knows what to do and no one seems to be bothered by our overspending.
We certainly must keep you in our prayers....there's bound to be more delinquent invoices that you decide to be over generous.
Too soon old, too late smart!

Posted by auntiecharo at 07:28 PM | Comments (0)

June 03, 2008

ARE THERE ENOUGH JOBS FOR THE GRADS...AND NON-GRADS

So, mommie and daddy are at work(well, you see, they have to....ya know, the price of gas, groceries, power and water bills) and Junior and sibling are out of school. Who's watching the kids? Will the older ones get summer jobs?

AHRD.....that used to be the agency that found summer jobs for kids to hang out at during the summer. They were paid minimum wages for the most part and spent time at Ypao and other neat places while they earned these bucks....but haven't heard that they're(ahrd) gonna do anything this summer....could it be that the Feds didn't deposit anything into their bank account?
Other question....how about jobs for the 16-yr olds and above that are still in school and want to earn a few bucks during the summer....what's there for them? Most of the adults from neighboring islands have filled most entry level positions permanently and unless they quit....there but a few positions that our kids(local and otherwise) that can work the little time before they have to return to schools(that may or may not be ready in time for classes).
So I'm thinking that these kids that are mobile will be hanging around the malls day in and day out....the best day care of course are the theatres....wow, they can drop the kids off at GPO and leave them there for hours...
Not a happy way to spend the summer, I'm thinking...but, what to do?

Posted by auntiecharo at 05:18 PM | Comments (0)

FINALLLY!!!

No more big wins without paying the tax man!

I have questioned for months why rev and tax allowed the electronic poker and bingo machines in various places on island to continue to pay out thousands of dollars...I mean thou$and$ of bucks!
Several people who've played the machines at the Royal Orchid have won between seven to seventeen thousand using those darling bingo machines. Guess what....only the friends got bits and peices of the win....and not a penny to rev/tax. It's gone on so long that there are actual buildings on Route 8 that stay open 24 hours so that gambling addicts can get their fill of winning and losing.
Finally, rev/tax has noted what it has lost in revenue and are putting a stop to the gambling machines.
Okay.....since the economy is soooooo bad and soooo many addicts are out there at these machines, why not just hike the cost of the licenses by the thousands of dollars and......TAX all wins by the submission of SS numbers.....or.....have the 'house' keep ten percent of the win and submit it(with proper paper work) to rev/tax. I probably didn't win any points with the bishop but hey, if the government needs money for schools, hospitals and safety people, we may as well tax the sinners....and that goes to cigarrettes and booze...be it beer or whiskey or wine coolers....but that's just me, trying to find a way to make a few extra bucks.....
Now.....I'm wondering what rev/tax is going to do about all the massage parlors......a lot's going on in thar there rooms that could be taxed....hmmmm, grt on sex? How much could we make on those happy endings at those parlors? So much for taxes and simple pleasures!

Posted by auntiecharo at 04:32 PM | Comments (0)

FINALLLY!!!

No more big wins without paying the tax man!

I have questioned for months why rev and tax allowed the electronic poker and bingo machines in various places on island to continue to pay out thousands of dollars...I mean thou$and$ of bucks!
Several people who've played the machines at the Royal Orchid have won between seven to seventeen thousand using those darling bingo machines. Guess what....only the friends got bits and peices of the win....and not a penny to rev/tax. It's gone on so long that there are actual buildings on Route 8 that stay open 24 hours so that gambling addicts can get their fill of winning and losing.
Finally, rev/tax has noted what it has lost in revenue and are putting a stop to the gambling machines.
Okay.....since the economy is soooooo bad and soooo many addicts are out there at these machines, why not just hike the cost of the licenses by the thousands of dollars and......TAX all wins by the submission of SS numbers.....or.....have the 'house' keep ten percent of the win and submit it(with proper paper work) to rev/tax. I probably didn't win any points with the bishop but hey, if the government needs money for schools, hospitals and safety people, we may as well tax the sinners....and that goes to cigarrettes and booze...be it beer or whiskey or wine coolers....but that's just me, trying to find a way to make a few extra bucks.....
Now.....I'm wondering what rev/tax is going to do about all the massage parlors......a lot's going on in thar there rooms that could be taxed....hmmmm, grt on sex? How much could we make on those happy endings at those parlors? So much for taxes and simple pleasures!

Posted by auntiecharo at 04:32 PM | Comments (0)

HOW MANY WILL FLEE THIS TIME AROUND?

When things get bad in paradise, the middle class find a reason to go somewhere else....how many are leaving because they can no longer afford to live here?

When you can no longer afford to drive your car, buy staples or even afford the cost to educate your children in private school.....you think of how much more affordable it is on the otherside of the fence...I know dozens of people who've gathered their most precious belongings and have moved to where it's more affordable....places that don't have the talking head of CCU spinning the need to increase our power rates. Gads, so many of those people can look you in the eye and lie like hell....especially the talking head of the public school system....he talks as if everything in the schools are tip top then the Attorney General arrives and discovers that it's all a myth...
I've lost respect for those talking heads, aka, PIO persons....oh the lies they've told about Southern High School.....and all the others that aren't fit for rats and cockroaches!
So, your power goes up, the water rates go up, groceries go up, you can't afford to fill your gas tank....and the people you elected to represent you aren't doing a thing about anything....will you relect the entire bunch? You the last time and look at where it has gotten us....further into hell on earth. Or, will you just take the easy way out and move to the states?
I say....if you don't say anything about what's bothering us....then we're part of the problem and not the solution.
BIBA NEVADA!

Posted by auntiecharo at 04:10 PM | Comments (0)

HOW MANY WILL FLEE THIS TIME AROUND?

When things get bad in paradise, the middle class find a reason to go somewhere else....how many are leaving because they can no longer afford to live here?

When you can no longer afford to drive your car, buy staples or even afford the cost to educate your children in private school.....you think of how much more affordable it is on the otherside of the fence...I know dozens of people who've gathered their most precious belongings and have moved to where it's more affordable....places that don't have the talking head of CCU spinning the need to increase our power rates. Gads, so many of those people can look you in the eye and lie like hell....especially the talking head of the public school system....he talks as if everything in the schools are tip top then the Attorney General arrives and discovers that it's all a myth...
I've lost respect for those talking heads, aka, PIO persons....oh the lies they've told about Southern High School.....and all the others that aren't fit for rats and cockroaches!
So, your power goes up, the water rates go up, groceries go up, you can't afford to fill your gas tank....and the people you elected to represent you aren't doing a thing about anything....will you relect the entire bunch? You the last time and look at where it has gotten us....further into hell on earth. Or, will you just take the easy way out and move to the states?
I say....if you don't say anything about what's bothering us....then we're part of the problem and not the solution.
BIBA NEVADA!

Posted by auntiecharo at 04:10 PM | Comments (0)

JOIN GIAA AND GET FREE GYM MEMBERSHIPS

If you need a job and want to get fit.....get a job at GIAA...they want new bennies for you...OHHHHHHH, we have so much money to spend!

Okay...I'm not a dummy....I'm aware that GIAA is an autonomous agency...they can do as they darn well please....but hell, what nerve they have to offer gym memberships to its employees. If the employee is too fat and lethargic, fire him/er!!!
Nero's playing the fiddle, gang, get your face out of the sand. We need money for the schools, we need money for the hospital, GPD and GFD.
I have to ask.....are those people up there awake? They seem not to be and are in the midst of stupid dreaming. I have to say, when the boat's sinking, the rats jump ship, not that he's a rat but what do you suppose the reason was that caused Mr. Frank Blas to jump ship? He was the chairman of the board, wasn't he?
Too bad we have so little values, so little knowledge of what's important....believe me, that agency can survive without gym memberships!

Posted by auntiecharo at 04:01 PM | Comments (0)

THE RISING COST OF BREATHING....I MEAN, LIVING....IN PARADISE

How sad its become to live in paradise....read on!

As a member of this community(mostly part-time these days), I've experienced the cost of breathing a real challenge. The gas has gone up and we seem totally unable to change that so we lie, cheat, steal and drill our ways into gas hoses to get our fill of gas without paying for it.
The government hasn't paid for street lights, or even have taken the non-needed ones down so they don't continue to cost the taxpayers money....there's a cliff-hanger on the further power disconnection because the gov's credit is good and we've borrowed money to pay GPA so that they don't pro-rate the bucks into our bills. We're stuck with the LEAC and will continue to see the rise of this charge forever....today, GPA is threatening(actually in their verbage, this means 'promise', to disconnect those poor people that are 30 days past due. You see, those people have to come up with the payment or they eat in the dark. Doesn't mean a fat rodent's behind that the government owes millions. But....who the hell cares...we can't do jack about the rising cost of power.
The hospital? It's still full, a room means a bed in the hallways....not funny when you have a dying relative. Peter Sgro, when are you going to save this island with an alternative way to live?
We all received green bags from Payless markets but can hardly afford to fill them up with groceries. But I can't blame them...they too have to pay for the rising cost of living here....so we can't boycott them because we have to eat. Spam is now over $2.50 a can.....
And I bet after saying all of this and maybe you're going to agree with my opinion, are not going to do anything but change your daily, comfortable habits and turn into grovelling (sp) citizens...maybe you'll even consider stealing copper and sell it to the creatures that buy the stuff to make ends meet!!!

Posted by auntiecharo at 03:45 PM | Comments (0)

FAIR AND BALANCED...THE MAN'S VERSION OF UNCLE LARRY PEREZ

Reader defends DPW's Larry Perez at DPW. I say that it's an agency that continues to 'non-finish' it's projects, or, when projects are completed, have to be re-done because it wasn't done right in the first place. But.....you can read what I've pasted below and make up your mind.

Just wanted to comment on the issues you blogged in regards to DPW in its state of disfunction.

It seems that a certain amount of name calling has been expressed without fully comprehending the exacting issues these employees faced.

the label "jerks" being affixed on these employees.

I find it amazing that should issues and concerns should arise it would be an employee or group of employees would be blamed and the appointed authority would be deemed blameless.

Fact of the matter is that Larry PErez made an unsubstantiated claim against employees which these employees felt needed clarification from the Governor.

These so called "jerks" were said to be "unsupervised" and therefore "disorganized" it was naturally required to reorganize them, all because Larry PErez said so.

So in retrospect, considering the comments expressed here, do you still feel satisfied with the performance of someone who you deemed was just doing his job?

1.Failure in the compliance of the consent decree and Solid waste management going into receivership.

2. The inability to implement FHWA projects.

3. Streetlights have been turned off.

4. Trash collection problems continue to persist post reorg.

5. Roads are still potholed.

6. DPW continues to lose its lionshare of federal monies due to noncompliance.

These jerks must really be outsmarting Director Larry Perez, while he continues to do his job. RIght?

Do you really believe he is doing his job?

1. He champions the museum claiming to justify the use of FHWA monies for the construction of a new museum.
2. He is an active committee member of the military build- up and continues to travel as required.
3 He is now touting his expertise in transportation and is willing contribute in collaboration with Department of Administration in fixing problems.

Do you still think Larry Perez is doing his job?

ALl the problems at DPW which is affecting this community are the fault of those "jerks". After all, as was stated, Larry Perez is doing his job.

Esta!

Posted by auntiecharo at 03:40 PM | Comments (0)