Monday, October 28, 2019



Tuesday, October 22, 2019

State Of The City 2019 Mayor Trey Mendez from Brownsville.TV on Vimeo.

THE BROWNSVILLE VOICE WEB PAGE SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN HACKED - TECHNICIANS ARE WORKING ON IT

This was live streamed for everyone to see.

I hate trolls.  Here is a fact for the fools who listen to the trolls.  The city charter does not provide for a State of the City address.  The designation of the speech was made by the Chamber of Commerce, not the mayor.  Technically the Mayor at every city commission meeting can give a state of the city address.

People make up your mind.  Do you want facts or trolls poisoning the city.  Rita Hernandez hates Brownsville and was part of this fake narrative.  When Mike Hernandez abandons her in federal court, she will get what she deserves. 

Castro only made a lot of people very angry today for trashing Brownsville with his false narrative and allowing his clown followers to keep the false narrative going.  The consensus is Rita Hernandez wrote the trash on Montoya's page.  McHale is just sick and will trash the Mayor for sport knowing full well he is lying.  Barton is a poorly educated fool who fails to understand the role of the Chamber of Commerce and write garbage for relevance.

There was no official State of the City Address.  It was how the Chamber of Commerce, not the mayor billed it.  If you want facts listen to the beginning of the city commission meeting or go to his facebook page.  But if you insist on following the trolls on social media you will be viewed as idiots and the problem with Brownsville.

Sunday, October 20, 2019



BV GOING IN NEW DIRECTION WITH WEB PAGE

It will probably take about three weeks to learn how to use the new web page.  But for now here is today's post which can be found at https://brownsvillevoice.com/.

I am doing better vision wise, but headache wise no.  It will be a few weeks and the BV blogspot will be completely moved over to the new web page. Comments are allowed, but are still subject to the same moderation rules.

I hope you enjoy the new format.  Give me time and it will be sharper over time.

Time to work.


Saturday, October 19, 2019


OUR DEMISE

I hear from so many people who want to fight back.  I tell them unless they have the money to create a strong organization of committed followers they will find themselves disheartened.

I see this far too often.  People think because they are in the right the people will join the fight.  No.  People are oblivious to their own attackers, let alone the problems with in society.

Unless you are CNN you cannot run the same story day in and day out and keep an audience.

Trump will win in 2020, and no matter how obsessed CNN is with Trump, nothing will change.  I read their headlines on Trump and find no support in their stories for the headlines.

They constantly play the game that they are shocked there is gambling at "Ricks"  It is a reference to a scene in "Casa Blanca", the movie.




REALLY, YOU ARE SHOCKED THAT THE U.S. USES QUID PRO QUO IN FOREIGN POLICY DECISIONS?

While I may want Trump gone, I am not going to give a pass to Joe Biden and his son Hunter.  The Ukrainians were certainly thinking about helping Hunter Biden when the vice president was holding up aid. 

Every day the U.S. uses quid pro quo in foreign policy.  When we help someone we expect something in return and all of Congress knows this.

Regardless of CNN's headline, no where in Mulvaney's press conference does he expressly state that there was a quid pro quo on the Biden's and the Ukraine.  The CNN headline is one big lie.  All he said was the U.S. uses quid pro quo in foreign policy making.  The Democrats may be shocked, but I am not.

BACK TO THE LOCAL THEME

Good people try and make a difference. But they fail to understand  the very politicos encouraging them are working with the enemy.  You survive in politics by aligning yourself with the enemy.  You justify your decision by saying "well at least I am doing some good."  There is no courage in politics.

UNLESS YOU ARE PREPARED TO HAVE YOUR LIFE ABSORBED BY THE BACKSTABBING AND CORRUPTION, I SAY WALK AWAY AND LET THE SYSTEM SELF DESTRUCT- CORRUPTION CANNOT SUSTAIN ITSELF FOREVER

Castro and Vargas will both walk on the removals and DWI's

I am not 100% certain what is happening with Vargas.  The DWI case referenced in the Herald wherein Dan Sanchez is his attorney shows a different address than the one used in the removal action.

The DWI remains in limbo because Judge Chavez recused herself in violation of the rules of professional conduct.

CANON 3

"B. Adjudicative Responsibilities. (1) A judge shall hear and decide matters assigned to the judge except those in which disqualification is required or recusal is appropriate." 

In Cameron County the judges are allowed to self recuse without cause as mandated by law.  There is no justification for Judge Chavez's decision to recuse herself, other than self preservation.

The cost of the recusal will be borne by the people through a visiting judge.  

Judge Bañales has been assigned to the removal action.  He has refused to allow for citation on Michael Vargas.  There will be a hearing on October 31, 2019, to decide if Michael Vargas should be served in the removal action.  Judge Bañales in his order acknowledged nothing in the law allows for his decision but he is doing it anyway.

If the rules are followed, Judge Bañales will be assigned the DWI.  You can expect both cases to be dismissed.

I FEEL BAD FOR ALL OF THE PLAINTIFFS

The decision has been made that both Castro and Vargas will be allowed to walk on the removal actions and DWI's.  The incestuous corruption in the system allows for no other result.

I feel why those who put their names on the line to bring the problems to light feel disheartened. 

THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY

Congress knows the system is broken and corrupt to the hilt.  In the last debate the issue came to light as the candidates discussed the ideas currently on the table.  A key reform is ending life time appointments.  The candidates were clear that the federal judiciary is broken from the bottom all the way to the Supreme Court.  

But it takes a lot of money to move the cases up the line.  People do not have the money.  

The movement for changing how you become a judge in Texas is solid.  It will be center state during the next legislative session in 2021.  Will things change?  No.  The new system will just create more corrupt and inept judges.

SO MY MESSAGE IS - DO NOT BE DISHEARTENED IN YOUR EFFORTS - THE SYSTEM IS RIGGED AGAINST TRUTH AND JUSTICE - JUST KNOW YOU TRIED 


Friday, October 18, 2019



CITY COMMISSION DROPS BALL ON BPUB RATES

The new city commission has been in place long enough to have acted on the BPUB rates.  Now my house is highly energy efficient.  I have taken advantage of all of the rebates.  Here is my electric part of the bill due.  Look at how much lower my electric use is than my neighbors.  It is energy efficiency.  It is money in the bank.  It is actually lower than the Brownsville average.

ELECTRIC
Your electricity use
was 1,190 kilowatt
hours.
Ø
Your neighborhood
average electricity use
was 1,832 kilowatt
hours.
Ø
Brownsville PUB
residential average
electricity use was
1,281 kilowatt hours.
Ø 2018 Ø 2019
Line is your neighborhood
average
Customer Service Charge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.94
Energy Consumption (1,190 KWH). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80.15
Fuel and Energy Charge (0.0295). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.13
City Sales Tax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.44
Total Electric Charges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124.66

The unit cost for the surcharge is actually down from a high, but the current rate is still historically high.  With natural gas flowing at record rates, and windmill energy coming on board, there is no reason for the fuel surcharge.  My fuel surcharge is lower than most because my home is energy efficient.  You know an extra $50.00 a month can help a lot of families.  It is time the fuel and energy charge come to an end.

Back to bed.  I was working using several screens and had to stop as the head started to feel like it is going to explode.

Thursday, October 17, 2019


HEMP V. POT - DEMAND THE STATE TEST IT

All over the state district attorneys are no long prosecuting simple possession cases.  People do not know this.  When hemp was legalized the state defined pot by THC levels.  People can smoke hemp for legal medicinal purposes.  The fact you have a joint does not prove it is pot.

DPS is not suppose to be arresting people for simple possession.  Sheriffs all over the state have asked that they simply issue a citation and send the person on their way.  DPS will not play along and keep on arresting people needlessly.

If the state does not test the joint all they have is circumstantial evidence.  A good defense attorney puts on evidence for the use of legal hemp for medicinal purposes.  You now have reasonable doubt.  the police officer cannot say with certainty it pot v. hemp.

This is why the cases are not being prosecuted.  A mediocre attorney can get to reasonable doubt, unless the joint has been tested.

LOOK - while I believe it is time to decriminalize marijuana, I also believe in strong education as to its dangers.  In Colorado I know of lives which have been destroyed.  It is legal.  But some people are using it and its derivatives in dangerous ways.  They reach the point they get no benefit and then do more and more with no benefit.

So yes, it is time to decriminalize it, but it is also time to educate people that other than a once in a while recreational use it is dangerous.

MEXICO

While a court ruling effectively legalized marijuana, a vote any day will make it formal.  There will be no need for drug cartels for the growing of marijuana.  This is going to make it just that much easier to get it into Texas.  Prosecuting simple possession cases is a complete and total waste of limited resources.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019



SAME CASE, TWO TRUSTEES, TWO JUDGES, TWO DIFFERENT SETS OF LAW - WHY?

As I said both of these removal actions from their respective elective offices should have been before one judge.  In the case of Castro Judge Flores signed an order authorizing service and citation.  In the case of Michael Vargas, Judge Bañales refused to sign such and order and according to the Herald did the following.

“Although not explicitly stated in the statute, due process may require that respondent (Vargas) have the opportunity to challenge or oppose the petitioners’ application for citation and service,” the court wrote in a letter to the petitioners. “Accordingly, the court will afford respondent a hearing to show cause why the citation should not issue and be served upon him.”


I wanted to see Judge Bañales order so I went into the Cameron County Portal.  I typed in the case number, then the names of the plaintiffs, then Michael Vargas name.  In  each case I get a message which says no such case.

This is a growing problem coming from the clerk's office.  Select parties are protected from having their cases seen on line. 

There should have been one judge for both cases.  And just as the BV predicted the two judges immediately issued conflicting rulings as to the law.  These cases are going nowhere.

A NEW CHALLENGE IN JOURNALISM

"Working together over the next five years, a team of watchdogs will hold people in power and institutions accountable in ways that serve the public interest. This is a big win for all Texans."

Click for full story.  

I think this is great.  But I will wait and see.  In journalism it is nearly impossible for average Joes to put forth valid stories.  There are too many organizations claiming to be the voice of the people when in fact they are a voice for their own agenda.

I hope this works, but unless they have the staff which can see a story even told by a high school dropout, then the big stories will remain untold.


A LESSON IN FUTILITY

I am confident that the new Director of Public works will get things fixed, but for now the same old incompetence continues.  He cannot do it overnight

You are looking at the entrance to Cowan Terrace West from Boca Chica.  The potholes were deep.  Jessica Tetreau-Kalifa's parents were driving around these potholes daily because she does not even care to take action to fix potholes in her own neighborhood.

On Sunday I saw a car stop short on Boca Chica turning onto Cowan Terrace because of the size of the potholes.  I have lost count how many times I have called this in. 

This time I called it in on Monday morning while heading out to San Antonio.  I told them how I saw a car stop short on Boca Chica to avoid the potholes and that it had become dangerous.

Last night when I got in from San Antonio this is what I saw.  You can see how cars are already making indentations in the repairs.  One big rain and we are back to square one.

LESSON:

Jessica will not even fight to fix problems in her own neighborhood.  If you think I am asking for special consideration you are wrong.  The street in front of my neighbor's home collapsed about 5 months ago.  The city markings for the size of the repair have been there for months.  The hole gets bigger and no one from the city is going to address the problem.  It is futile.  A pothole is one thing, a collapsed street is another.  I have not called the city to determine why they abandoned the project.

When this happened in front of my house the first repair failed the day the garbage truck showed up.  They redid it and had to dump cement in the base of the very large new opening to stabilize the ground so another repair would not collapse again when a truck drove over it.

The second lesson is, the city will continue to waste a fortune on quick fixes which these pictures show did not last a day.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019


THE PROBLEMATIC VALUE

I had to take a pic using my cell phone.  I cannot print the x-ray.  The hospital gave me a copy for my VA doctor so he can understand what is happening.  

You are looking at a tube which goes into the ventricles.  It then goes south into the shunt.  In the middle of the shunt you see a white circle.  That is the valve.  Using a device you can open and close the valve.  My doctor has been unable to get this valve properly set.  In about 4 weeks we went from a small opening of 200, to 160, to today 120.  

For reasons neither he nor the manufacturer know why my doctor cannot verify the setting.  But a specialized x-ray after the reset allows the surgeon to see the value and based on what he is seeing and a card he has tells him how the valve is set.  He saw the x-ray.  If it showed a setting of 120 then he knows the reset worked.

So now I wait 2 weeks to see what happens.  It  takes 2 weeks for the drainage level to reach the maximum drainage and the fluid level to level out.

WHY TALK ABOUT THIS

This is all very new.  In fact neurosurgeons are just starting to even acknowledge latent congenital hydrocephalus which leads to many problems including hypothalamic dysfunction.  There are still doctors who believe hypothalamic dysfunction is a myth.  The NIH clinical notes now have two patient write ups which show how the hypothalamus restores itself and patients lose weight, restore their internal clock, metabolism, and increase testosterone.

I write so people can find my story and maybe learn something.  There are a lot of men with this problem.  It is 100% curable.  The problem is a lack of knowledge by the medical community.  We know for certainty when 40 cc of fluid are drained from the ventricles my vision nearly restores itself 100%.  We know that my testosterone on a double dosage of androgel went from the high 300's to the high 600's.  The  NIH patient studies also verify my experience.  

My goal is simply to educate.

Sunday, October 13, 2019


IS TRUMP COMPROMISED?

We know that high school students can hack into the Pentagon.  Given this reality we must assume major international intelligence services have hacked into the U.S. Government systems.

There is no issue in my mind Russia, the Saudi's, Turkey, China and so many others have hacked into the IRS system and have Trump's tax returns.  

What else do they have?  Is that alleged sex tape in Moscow real?

We live in a new world where our enemies and even our allies can access just about anything about our president.

Our only defense is to look at the president's actions and ask, does he appear compromised.

Look at Senator Lindsey Graham.  He went from being one of President Trump's biggest critics to one of his staunches allies.  Why?  What happened to that one day indignation over Trump abandoning the Kurds.

Graham is now bogged down negotiating with Trump possible sanctions against Turkey.  Why?

I can assure you our intelligence services know everything there is to know about Lindsey Graham.  When someone like Trump keeps on capitulating to our enemies and someone like Lindsey Graham goes from being a Trump critic to a staunch Trump support, you must ask yourself, have they been compromised?