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Deer Park, TX

Health Care - Deer Park, TX

Completely irresponsible from top to bottom. Created irresponsibly by irresponsible people for people that are irresponsible at the cost to responsible people.  (Mar 18, 2010 | post #1110)

Deer Park, TX

Health Care - Deer Park, TX

Don't ask for anything else unless and until what you have been up to is working well. You cannot expect others to be responsible for your irresponsibility.  (Jan 12, 2010 | post #47)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Budget ideas shift on session's eve

Yes, THAT is all we need to know. Your point is well made. In the past nine hours an additional 123 comments for La Reina to 2 comments for education  (Oct 18, 2009 | post #26)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Budget ideas shift on session's eve

My comment was meant to suggest to the quarter of the population here in New Mexico, in need of government assistance, that they may want to take-on being more responsible. But having my comment judged with a peanut, I realize that my suggestion has upset someone. I am not surprised given the stats that I quoted.  (Oct 18, 2009 | post #25)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Budget ideas shift on session's eve

New Mexico's population is 1,984,356 - Jul 2008 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division The article states, "About 500,000 New Mexican are enrolled in the program" (Medicaid) I can fairly say that the statement reflects that more than a quarter of the state is needy. If more people could be responsible, these numbers would not be so.  (Oct 17, 2009 | post #20)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

City Council to review measures that would rein in campai...

Peskime wrote: <quoted text> Its just around the corner from where I live and now I know why I have avoided that place like the plagueTry to remember that the CRS tax collected on the art sold are funds that this city uses to operate. You think you contribute enough?  (Oct 12, 2009 | post #20)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

City Council to review measures that would rein in campai...

Yep, that is right. Signed, A Volunteer  (Oct 12, 2009 | post #19)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Paul L. Bloom, 1939-2009: Big Oil foe went to battle for ...

Condolences.  (Oct 12, 2009 | post #1)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

City Council to review measures that would rein in campai...

Swaying a candidate’s ability to win with contributions; per the facts noted in this article, Richard Berry collected 20 percent of Martin Chávez’s monetary contributions, and won the Mayoral Race, producing a beacon of hope that the power of a conversation influencing the masses is directly promoting an improvement in quality of life. Newly-elected Mayor Richard Berry’s campaign may have had an abundance of contributions of other means, the power of volunteerism. Volunteering, the practice of people working on behalf of others without being motivated by financial or material gain is delivered in the form of efforts. From traditional community conversations to skill-based contributions, these efforts produce results, and those results may enhance the quality of life. This is good. Sadly, Andrew and Sydney Davis contributed to David Coss’ 2006 election with $10,000 or more, and just how much more and for what? Did those funds directly influence the decision of allowing them to build a structure the size of a Walmart on top of Sun Mountain? That being said, how many more Walmart sized favors will be allowed? This is bad. The City of Santa Fe seems to have an opportunity to be enhanced with a breath of fresh air. This is good. Asenath Keppler seemed purposeful, at the Keppler for Mayor Rally as she stood for the enhancement of Santa Fe. She seems to have the knowledge and unfettered intentionality for it. This is good. How many different ways could one possibly volunteer to assist her in delivering on that? This will be very, very good.  (Oct 12, 2009 | post #5)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

City candidate pool shuffles

The purposeful intentionality stated on the Kepler for Mayor business card reads: Stop neighborhood crime & urban sprawl Protect the natural environment & cultural heritage Support local business and diverse economic opportunity Secure municipal efficiency & financial stability Once we take responsibility for the conversations we are having and the life we give those conversations, then these changes can be had. Given that if we do not like the way things are and all we need to do is change our conversations, then absolutely and without doubt, these declarations are the positive conversations that need forwarding into the community of Santa Fe.  (Oct 6, 2009 | post #14)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

City candidate pool shuffles

The purposeful intentionality stated on the ‘Kepler for Mayor’ business card reads: “Stop neighborhood crime & urban sprawl” “Protect the natural environment & cultural heritage” “Support local business and diverse economic opportunity” “Secure municipal efficiency & financial stability” Absolutely and without doubt, these declarations are the positive conversations that need forwarding into the community of Santa Fe. Once we take responsibility for the conversations we have and the life we give those conversations, change can be had. If we do not like the way things are, then we need to change our conversations.  (Oct 6, 2009 | post #13)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Northwest Quadrant development plan partially approved

Here is your truth; the City of Santa Fe's Planning Division said NO. Qualified, intelligent people who do their work, which includes research and computations, said NO. Their agenda is to do their work correctly. They said NO to it going forward, shame on this citys administration for such waste, and on so many levels. The city told the housing authority to come up with this incomplete plan, and they did what they were told, at the cost of what? How else could they have better used their time and resources to better the city and its challenges and/or endeavors? This play/skit does not warrant a replay, it is wasteful. The concept is a good one, be it done right, when the time is right. At this time, it is not done right or in truth. No means NO! There is NO water, the infrastructure is not there. You want affordable housing, guess what, by the time you build the infrastructure and invent the water from thin air and the cost is passed on to the development, 'affordable' housing will not be so affordable then, will it? Not to mention the cost over-run. Please stop passing the "NO factor' on to the people who truly care about the community as a whole. Please recognize that the true authority on-the-matter, are the intelligent, educated engineers and professionals in the Planning Divisions. The way it has been presented, it is a 'Pipe Dream', a fantastic hope or plan that is generally regarded as being nearly impossible to achieve. If and when this city truly has an overabundance of cash, and it wants to gift it, then ask, just not now, not at this time.  (Oct 1, 2009 | post #104)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Northwest Quadrant development plan partially approved

Seems to me that your angry conversation you state that you will be having furthers nothing positive and has nowhere to go. Try having a generative and constructive conversation of what is possible in the way that may nurture this community with what is already here. With such make-wrong, anger and negativity, most likely no one will hear you. This upcoming election is about the city and not your politics. Yours is an old conversation. Lise  (Oct 1, 2009 | post #81)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Northwest Quadrant development plan partially approved

It is not so mysterious; the vote, sadly enough, was in before the meeting. Their agenda is to integrate and expand for votes and profit. You are correct in stating the Mayor and five of the eight councilors ignored the intelligence of the Planning Commission. An agendized panel willing to shirk its responsibility and obligation to uphold the truth, masquerading as legitimate has no place representing this city. As noted from remarks made by these representatives in closing, if indeed their concerns truly are affordable housing and integration as to bring everyone together, then they need to reinvent and refurbish the homes in their districts. Work with what is already here, the infrastructure is already in place, as is the allotted water and the ability to handle the traffic. Why should the citizens trust you to vote on their behalf for what should be in their best interest while you have yet to clean-up and keep safe what has been here and is already developed? San Diego has accomplished this idea on a grand scale by reinventing what was once a crime-ridden, dilapidated area in their precious downtown community, the Lamplighter district. They took back their neighborhood and were able to recreate this area and it now bustles with flourishing businesses and tourism. Georgetown in Washington was once a slum, and now with the integration of the affluent, it is a desired living and working community. What helps in keeping these communities in check are covenants. You know that Ortiz, you attended Georgetown University. STOP abandoning our existing neighborhoods which are falling to neglect. You want to build 270 affordable homes at a selling price of $100,000. Only shoddy and inferior construction can be had for $65 a square foot. A manufactured home has more integrity. Pull up your sleeves and CLEAN UP our established districts. And if you cannot and will not, then step aside and let others represent these districts. While you voted against the Planning Divisions intelligence, your project will be shot down as you attempt blindly to go forth. Lise Hamel-Holland  (Oct 1, 2009 | post #23)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Police arrest man in connection with burglary

Your comment is so mean. It may say a lot about you and absolutely nothing about this good family who owns and operated this store. All the establishments in the Rodeo Plaza are owned and operated by good people and they serve our community well, not in the way you state. The perpetrator may have hurt people during morning rudh hour and the police did a fine job that ended well.  (Sep 30, 2009 | post #7)

Q & A with Curious in Santa Fe

Headline:

Curious

Hometown:

Santa Fe

Neighborhood:

Park Plaza

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Most anywhere with a view, minus fences, utility poles and trash.

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FM 95.5

Read This Book:

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Favorite Things:

Fresh air

I Believe In:

Our ability to shift our universe is in direct proportion with our ability to being with what is so.