Posts made in February, 2015

Mayor Stimpson invites citizens to attend Tourism Town Hall and I answer

Mayor Stimpson invites citizens to attend Tourism Town Hall and I answer

http://www.wtvm.com/story/28197426/mayor-stimpson-invites-citizens-to-attend-tourism-town-hall — on Friday, February 27, 2015, 9 am — 11:30 am at the Mobile Convention Center. Admission is free. February 26, 2015 Sandy, Mobile’s lack of tourism is really a reflection of the city’s quality of life offered to its residents, the attitudes and the narrow thinking of its old residents. Much damage was done to Mobile’s downtown and psyche following the closure of Brookley Field Air Force Base, in 1969. Homes and buildings were destroyed and roads widened in the name of progress and urban renewal. The progress never came. The city’s main drag, Government Street, bears the scars from that era. Its home to a mixture of historic, new, as...

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Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (An email to Richard Fisher)

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (An email to Richard Fisher)

Note: Minor edits have been made. The following email is addressed to Mr. Richard Fisher, the former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He’s featured in the documentary, Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve. See the embedded film below.  All of the regional presidents of the Federal Reserve Bank were Cc:ed. February 17, 2015 Mr. Richard W. Fisher President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Mr. Fisher, This past week, I discovered on NetFlix the film, Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve, and I found it to be, both, interesting and disturbing as a 43 year-old, philosopher and writer with political aspirations. Since 2007, I’ve built a global audience of 18,000 contacts, via email, living in more than 25 countries. Some...

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McGowin Park Shopping Center violates the basic principles…

McGowin Park Shopping Center violates the basic principles…

February 7, 2015 To: Mayor Sandy Stimpson Cc: Bess Rich Fred Richardson City Council Gina Gregory C.J. Small City Council 3 Levon Manzie City Council 2 and 2 more… Bcc: and 91 more… “Now it’s up to my administration to make sure we help this project in an expeditious way,” Stimpson said. He added that the administration wants to make sure it stays ahead of any problems. “It’s just more opportunities for Mobilians to get jobs. With this growth, it creates opportunity,” Mayor Stimpson said. He said he does not have the exact number of jobs the construction work and retail stores will create. — July 25, 2014 Mayor, You might want to read this publication on making a city great (How to make a city great by...

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