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Re: Florida is at it again
Done time as a NIMBY so let me show you some pointers.
All those "helping" the boaters should be suspect... Likely as not, they may work for the homeowners, not the boaters. Anyone with a brain cell left knows boaters are orphans in the political theater. The service these planted helpers and "leaders" preform as "volunteers" is to test the water for likelihood of passing it. Like whether the opposition has a lawyer and how serious the threat to them is. If the threat is bad they simply fold up shop and come back stronger another day after everyones gone home.
The tricks they have in their arsenal are well established and go back before you're born. The activists are at best sitting duck because the people they hire "perform" the most critical tasks and that is so they can drop the ball if asked.
Don't think for second they see their job as subversive because people have a way of justifying how they make a living and the risk to them from the boaters??? Come on... It's a cake walk. Most are hiding in plain sight and if you expose them they send new ones, too good to be true. One can only imagine if the impostors are exposed how that demoralizes the opposition. Their purpose is not to collapse the opposition but to nurture it and thus later they will claim the "people were well informed, the meetings well attended and so. If no one showed they would be required to locate opposition to create the air of contest.
There are but a few players to these operations and they are: The developers and residents who pay consultants to represent them and are well funded. The politicians who pretend none of the money they have in their campaign chest affects their vote. And then the novelist activist who makes up for a poor education with passion... The money from the first goes to the second and there is plenty of co-operation between them. The politician tells the proposers of the law that they will loose votes if they support such a law. They won't call it a bribe but they donate to their re-electionof the second. Now you have 2 to 1 odds of it's passage.
If there is no opposition the politician in some cases must create it, (seen that)... That is likely the only time you would have the so called activist "paid" since his or her job is not to oppose in a affective way but to present enough obvious threat to the politician's re-election that he would need a donation to off set the margin... Nothing I have indicated here is at all in anyway illegal.
The only party unpaid in this equation is the passion fed "legit activist" who will tire over time. The meetings will have all the necessary rhetoric guaranteed to put you to sleep and draw it out with tax payed engineers and and consultant paid experts who give for all the world to see, a seemingly logical conclusion while the passionate speeches while away the hours into the morning.
Soon the most ardent and stubborn supporters head back to the feed bag and as it was said on this thread, the proponents can loose till the cows come home but the activists need only loose once and the bill is law.
Few people have the time to even look at what the legislators do setting aside the municipalities so there can be no rescue. We live in the busiest times of all time. You might have some sad case on disability or public assistance but I guarantee the working class has barely time to vote let alone shape that vote. "Lost at sea" we are, while the machine has specific steps to do away with our freedoms and corral us cash cows into their paddock where we can't view them living high on the hog...
I am mature enough to sympathize for the long journey it takes to climb to a high end home in a gated community. However, many of them profited if not sold us that bringing more people "yearning to breath" here, was in fact good for US all... Imagine the impacts caused by the newbees dumped into our rivers, bays and lakes and yes the ocean. Yet it only becomes an issue when a boater does it.
There's no way around it. You profit from more people -there will be less room and privacy and quality of life for all... Fair is fair!!!