Month: May 2017

Stewardship in Environmental Policy

  “Stewardship” in the Pinelands. When it was initially formed in 1979, the Pinelands Environmental Commission was charged with “Stewardship” of the Lands under the protection of the Pinelands Protection Act. The Comprehensive Management Plan put forth by the Commission received final approval by Secretary Andrus of the Department of the Interior in January of 1981. …

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“The Hymnal of America”

(Re-Posted early, because of the relevance to the upcoming Primary Election) The “Hymnal” of America Originally published July 4, 2014 at 9:25am “The HYMNAL of AMERICA” – FJL “July the Fourth” means many different things to many different people. To some, it’s a celebration, and an opportunity to enjoy summer weather and backyard barbecues and fireworks…

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Social Security is at Risk – here’s the answer to the 115th Congress and their proposed Budget.

  NO QUORUM MEANS NO LEGISLATION Is the 115th CONGRESS putting SOCIAL SECURITY at RISK? If you review the proposed budget, then, YES, they ARE.  (They’re also taking away health coverage from over 24 Million of our Citizens, but that’s another story) Fortunately, the present Congress does not have a quorum. You read that correctly….

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Worried about the Republican “Wealth Care” Bill? We’re actually doing something about it.

“No Quorum = No Legislation” Congress only has a quorum when “half plus one” of the Representatives are seated. There are only 435 members of Congress, presently. That is NOT the number required by the Constitution on the basis of the 2010 census. Read the Case HERE: Per our Constitution, and the RATIFIED Amendment known…

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NCMA luncheon – Discussing the future of the JBMDL with stakeholders

At the Naval Civilian Managers’ Association (NCMA) luncheon, where Lorna Phillipson and I were guest speakers…our Republican counterparts were invited, but were apparently unavailable. A very receptive audience, who asked pointed questions on the future of the JBMDL. Incidentally, Ms. Phillipson wowed them with her financial acumen…helps to be in a room full of engineers…

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National Education Association Questionnaire, with my annotated responses.

  (These answers are my own – not prepared by a paid staffer.) Submitted July 5th, 2016 Questions – (please see explanations attached) 1  Do you support requiring each state, as a condition of receiving federal ESEA funds, to submit a plan outlining how—over a period of years—it will remedy disparities in educational tools, services,…

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