Strong Concrete page16
IF A SHOE HITS THE FOREST FLOOR..
AND THERE was NO ONE around TO SEE IT……..
HOW WOULD YOU KNOW IF IT MADE A SOUND???
“Plusieurs choses plus incommodes pour certains”
Telle est la vie…………
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“The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty
is a government strong enough to protect
the interests of the people,
and a people strong enough and well enough informed
to maintain its sovereign control over the government”.
— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The following is a basic account of some of the experiences I have had the opportunity to encounter after since September of 2005 after I returned back to Louisiana.
I needed to make a trip to Alexandria Virginia to pay my 36-month patent maintenance fee before I could return back to Louisiana. The fees were going to be due on September 3, 2005.
The few days later I was at the United States Patent and Trademark Offices in Alexandria Virginia at 6:00 a.m. I located the proper office, and paid my patent maintenance fee several hours later.
I took care of a few more things around town, and decided to make a stopover in D.C. being as it was right in the neighborhood and I had time for one, maybe two visits there.
I went to the Department of Housing and Urban Development figuring that with all the unbelievable dearth, destruction, and disparity that had all of a sudden broken loose down south in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama on top of all the related residual occurrences they would probably appreciate hearing about some tangible options that could become likely if my manufacturing facilities were on line.
I have got to honestly say, Washington D.C. is one absolutely inhospitable, inaccessible series of fortified embattlements that are simply out of touch with reality and the general public they were instituted by to serve.
All I was able to accomplish at that department during my visit was going through some metal detectors, getting x-rayed, scanned, almost patted down, and having a chat with a couple of security guards in a bullet resistant security enclosure off to the side somewhere. You would think that for the amount of taxes we pay the federal government each year that they could at least have a “Wally-World” style greeter at the front door to make a customer feel at home. I wasn’t allowed to speak with anyone there. I suppose a person needs a little congressional type hallway pass in order to get past the Jungsturm monitors so that you can talk to anyone with any capacity.
Ehhh,,,,,,,, Telle est la vie…………
So, I figured there wasn’t much of anything else in D.C. that warranted any additional consideration at that point in time, and I decided to simply cut things short and return to North Carolina so that I could get on with final preparations before returning to Louisiana.
Upon my return to North Carolina I upgraded my website, listed my original provisions or offerings of aid that can be found on page 12 that I was willing to provide for Louisiana and spent the next few weeks contacting various state employees via the telephone in Louisiana before returning.
THE APPROACH – THE REASONINGS
Oh…….. Da Agonies of Da-Feets!!!!!!
Halfway through final preparations to return home, along came Hurricane Rita for her own little visit in Southern Louisiana. Unbelievable!!!!!!! The floodwall the Corp of Engineers patched up on the 17th street canal busted in the exact same place again that had busted during Katrina, and flooded portions of New Orleans for second time around in almost as few weeks since the last time!!!!!!!!!
The Governor’s office in Louisiana was in an absolute uproar. As I watched the cable news stations it was like some kind of Snoop Doggie Dog Katrina meets Rita gone wild video.
Governor Blanco was wandering around in a semi catatonic state……again…….. The televised Congressional type people from Louisiana seemed to be loosing their minds. Money being demanded, money being promised, money being given, money flying around in their own little whirlwinds flying all over the place, the media busy trying to figure out who was to blame, who they could blame, or what the blame was going to end up being. It all looked absolutely nuts!!!!
It was like a rerun of Monday Fright Bootball from 3 weeks previous. Fewer players were involved in the game this time but there were still the same amount of spectators on the sidelines out in TV Land, and the same quarterbacks were calling the plays.
The cable news networks just had to keep the audiences mesmerized, and pump the story for all it was worth on unrelated specifics while not focusing on priorities, or cause and effect!!!!!!!!!! Old news clips, new news clips, etc., etc., etc… It appeared to be out and out pandemonium down south on the Ragtime Choo-choo train of disparity and down home blues one more time around. The cable news networks were in hog heaven. New Orleans for all practical purposes was empty….
Moss only grows on the North face of a tree if limits to its nature abound…………….
But in the cool shady depths of well-nourished forest, moss grows thick the whole ways round.
- W. H. Smith
Shortly after returning to Louisiana and entering into a variety of discussions with a variety of different people with different priorities in life I came to a stark conclusion that most of the state officials and news agencies I was encountering were simply out of their minds. I began to wonder in earnest what the meaning of the past 10 months journeys (not to mention the past decade or so) and experiences had taught me. I was perplexed on the subject as a whole.
From all outwards appearances Louisiana was simply a seemingly massive state of confusion. The politicians were frozen; various local state news media organizations were being weird. Some of the higher ups were coming down with a severe case of “Windfall Fever”, and they sure as sam hill didn’t want anyone at their anticipated Mardi Gras style shindig that they hadn’t invited. “Dis wuz to be jus’ a’notter one of does privet type parties dey like so much” as far as they were concerned.
This included born and bred Louisianans that also aren’t considered to be “in the loop”. The following months were to become quite the tedious thing; not only to me, but also to every other person (Bless their hearts, their children, and their families and friends) that simply wanted what was fair and right for their families, their loved ones, their neighbors, and Louisiana as well.
and shady deals
were going on
left and right.
Overcharges here, and overcharges there and toss the contractual overcharge overburden onto additional overburden piles somewhere else. Prima Donna, or Prime-Con’a contractors just raping the cash stocks as soon as they were made available. Blue Tarps scams, refuse and waste hauling scams, housing scams, chow scams, on and on and on and on…….
The evening news was full of the stories. And we think we can put other nations back on the right track? We can’t even deal with our own inadequacies…. And why? Because for the most part common sense, capable and able minded citizens have been stripped of their abilities to effect prompt and proper changes in the ruling classes that govern their lives through extreme prejudice. Green may be unbiased, but most of its pursuers aren’t……………
A soggy city with portions in shambles, people that lost their life’s investments, life’s investments that lost their people, people that lost their lives and were awaiting burial, and people that had lost their lives and were awaiting discovery, or were they…? Outlaying communities devastated, the Mississippi Gulf Coast in ruins, it was simply one big demolition derby destruction arena that covered hundreds upon hundreds of square miles.
The only thing that seemed to be missing
were vultures circling overhead
Ahhhhh……. But there are several different kinds of vultures in nature
One has to wonder who it is that decides what is to be discussed and what is not, and what is going to be glossed over or what has already been glossed over, and who or what authority gave this position of discernment over to be practiced and enforced by them.
I Faxed U.S. Congresswoman Mary Landreau, I emailed Congresswoman Mary Landreau, and I called and spoke with Congresswoman Mary Landreau’s aids.
Bless her heart. Every time I noticed her on C-Span or on the national news, if she wasn’t angling for photo ops with the professional politician-Hillary Clinton, she was up on a stage or behind the podium at some hearing or Congressional session shrilling something or other along the lines like “Just give us a couple of Billion Dollars.!!” to the spectators and audiences, and of course her famous…… “Just give us the money and get out of the wayyyyyy…!!!” triage………….
I think the acknowledged death toll of the innocents had risen to around 1,100 by this time with a homeless/relocated count exceeding well over 100,000.
Meanwhile her office had full knowledge of the offerings and provisions I was willing to provide for Louisiana, and didn’t have the courtesy of acknowledging anything I wrote or said. But Lord knows she wants the taxpayer’s dollars.. and of course their votes…
(After watching Mary Landreau on C-SPAN ‘shrill’ her “Just give us a couple billion dollars…..” routine on the floor in Washington D.C., I had to bust up laughing…… I couldn’t help but write an out of state Congressional acquaintance that “To send off a couple of billion just because politicians in Louisiana say they want it would be like giving a crack head standing outside of the local McDonalds a hundred dollar bill because it said it was hungry and wanted to get a quick bite to eat……)
Now I could see maybe 5 or 6 bucks,…. whatever…….. I suppose it all amounts to where your heart or your mind is during that particular moment. I couldn’t help it………… I suppose the poor gal, bless her heart, has been on one late nite Louarkansas cow-tippin’ excursion too many……..
It was even worse watching Governor Blanco in front of a congressional subcommittee while her eyeballs were a twitching away like she had been down the bayou for a month or two too long. I thought to myself; For the love of Jesus, if ever there was a time when we needed some real leaders here in Louisiana it has got to be now………
During this time frame I also emailed Congressman Richard Baker. I had met Congressman Baker several years prior to this on July 29th of 2003 during a department of Homeland Security seminar in Baton Rouge Louisiana. I had given him some pictorial information during the seminar which later became the basic template for my original website. Rodney Alexander got a newer/improved version of this brochure around 5 months after that, in December of 2003 and prior to my first journey to N.C. so that I could get my website up and running. (I established my website because it was a lot more cost efficient than cranking out all inclusive, informational brochures at $25.00 a pop not to mention the postage that was sometimes involved that I spread out around the eastern seaboard as well as Louisiana).
I wonder if sometimes our Congress isn’t just throwing sacks of gold over the walls to placate the oncoming Vandal hordes???????????
They aren’t just for breakfast
in America anymore!
I emailed Congressman Charlie Melancon of Louisiana………………………... I emailed Congressman David Vitter………………. Bobby Jindal………… I emailed Charles Boustany…………. Jim McCrery
I emailed Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson. It appears the F.B.I. found an emptied frozen food container stuffed with rather large stash of cash in the freezer at his rather Capital crib around a month later, $90,000.00 was the amount actually.
Somehow around Ten Grand managed to go missing in the brief time he had the whole amount in his possession because it was supposed to be, according to the news reports and the F.B.I., $100,000.00 (How long does it take you to earn, let alone save, that much money if you can?) Perhaps even more important THOUGH, who received the 10% cut that is missing;
I am pretty sure it probably didn’t quite make it into the weekly tithes at the church basket. But then again, I would suppose it depends on what type of Church is being attended, and what kind of God is being worshipped. After all……………………
This is America…..
And the WORLD of the Congre$$ continues to spin…
I went to New Orleans, and drove around the 9th ward. Unbelievable. Hardly a person, dog, or cat on the streets, and definitely no children. It was sort of like an empty civic complex after the audience left the latest showing of Cirque du Soleil .
The place appeared dead. It was so ominously silent and then I realized why………. There weren’t any birds around. Now that is weird. It was as if nature had just picked up and flew away one day without leaving behind even a hint or a slight promise that it would ever return in any way shape or form of the word.
As I drove all around other portions of New Orleans there was nothing but miles and miles of the mud and trash piles. Empty, abandoned, void of practically anybody or anything walking around. It was like being in an abandoned Ghost town. I drove blocks and blocks before I would see anybody at all. Stores in ruins, refuse piles, wreckage, houses tossed around, and cars with muddy interiors strewn haphazardly and abandoned on the wayside everywhere I looked.
The mud line along the exterior walls of the homes and buildings were usually at least 10 feet above my head, and the smell… That odd, yet strangely familiar, faint, sickly-sweet, moldy wet stench that seemed to just hang about in the air and permeate the skin.
This journey along with its jumbled sights and lack of sounds only served to bring a troubled feeling back to me. For several days after the initial arrival of Hurricane Katrina I suffered under tremendous guilt as I wondered to myself; “Had I really done all I could have in the past?” “Was there someone else I could have talked to?” “Was there something else I could have done?” “Maybe I talked too mean to some of them when I did talk to them?” “Maybe I didn’t explore every avenue of alternatives completely?” “Did I slack off?” “Did I work hard enough, or not enough?” “Did I make the right choices with the resources I had?” Well of course I didn’t or I would have found the Wizard of OZ somewhere along the way before that entire flurry of shttt went down, and the Wiz? We would have struck a proper accord, and it would have shown me or told me what I wanted to know so that I could do what I needed to do.
I went around and contacted 7 or 8 television news stations in Louisiana either in person, by email, or by regular mail, or even a combination of all three in some instances. None of them wanted anything to do with a story that involved me or my technology that I was willing to provide at cost for the State of Louisiana. The number one all time excuse on the Big Board!?!?!? They generally unanimously said that the subject matter of my affairs were………………..
“Commercial in nature”,
“Don’t use news for that purpose”
One encounter pretty much stands out in my mind, there was the time I ran into a cameraman at a news event in New Orleans that had heard of me, and the reporter assigned to him told me “If some congressman gets involved with you, we might be interested in a story then”.
I wrote and mailed letters and I emailed email to the editors of 15 other newspapers around Louisiana. Told them about my website, what I was offering to Louisiana…………… Never heard anything back from any of them. Not a peep……
Oh well….. I suppose one trick some people sometimes use when it comes time to control the general population’s state of affairs, or their state of mind is to treat them like mushrooms………… (Mushrooms generally grow best when they are kept in the dark and fed cow manures.) Options?
I emailed the editors of approximately 15 to 30 more newspapers around the country…….
And………….. Nada que nada… (Dat dare wuz da spanglishes I were speakin’ dare)
On November 8th I went to the State Capitol at Baton Rouge. I wanted to contact a few of the Louisiana State House of Representatives directly if possible as they wandered I supposed, around the State Capitol Building…….. I met the Sergeant of Arms of the Capitol in the front memorial hall, and got a stack of blank memo’s from him that are generally used to write messages on for delivery to the Representative body when they are in session at the Capitol. They have their own little ‘mail cubby-holes’ in some side hallway in the Capitol building I should guess. There are 105 Louisiana state representatives, unfortunately 1 seat was vacant at the time, and I guess still awaiting to be filled, so that left 104. I had each one of their names and the Louisiana district number they were elected to represent……
I couldn’t afford a motel room so, as usual I slept in my vehicle at night, if I wasn’t up till 5 or 6 in the morning writing memos to the Reps’. Depending on the humidity levels or the ambient temperatures, sleeping in my vehicle can be fairly comfortable. I have a futon mattress in the back, plenty of pillows, sheets, blankets, curtains, ice chest, flash light, spare clothes, shttt/shower/and shave kit, a few books, etc…..
Pitchers on the mound.
Here comes the wind up…
I bivouacked at a truck stop/casino on Hwy 76 in Port Allen across the river from Baton Rouge. I would utilize a corner booth in the Café, plenty of coffee, good table to use for a writing surface……………..
I handwrote each district representative to the Louisiana State House of Representatives a note that could fit on the 10 or 11 inch long by 5 or 6 inch wide sheets given to me by the Sergeant of Arms that told each Louisiana State Representative the address of my website, and that I had posted several provisions for aid that were easily worth several billion dollars that I was willing to extend to Louisiana. As well as that I had some fairly lengthy transcriptions I added to the back of the slips of paper. It took around 2 working day cycles to write all 104 of them.
Each morning, I would drive across the river, walk into the Memorial Hallway at the State Capital in Baton Rouge and hand in the nights work to the Sergeant at arms, and stay in a holding pattern near my vehicle until around 4:30 P.M. at the front of the Capitol building in case any representative should want to call me inside to speak with me. I also had my concrete panel with me along with a dolly mounted on the roof just in case one or two of them wanted to see a representation of my patented technology and I would have a way to wheel it to them…………….
I guess I figured that anyone that had balding tires about to pop would have the common sense to inquire about the quality and cost of a potential replacement, especially if the tire store had a sample of its commodities on a truck and was literally sitting in the front yard of the person in need because the tire store owner drove out there to inform them of the fallacies of riding around in an unsafe or improper fashion instead of merely staying at the shop and drinking coffee somewhere down the way off the main road in some secluded boondock somewhere.
“The SANDS in an HOUR GLASS will END UP as a WASTED PILE…………
Only if THEIR PATHS are improperly labeled as INSIGNIFICANT,
or if they are artificially RESTRAINED from completing their INTENDED
The Sergeant at Arms assured me that my stack of memos I had made out would be forwarded to the proper people. I guess I am a little confused at this point. I was introduced to a Mr. Curtis. I had never met him, but it looked like him from bill boards I remembered seeing during election time, and he is the district representative for Wardville, Louisiana where I am, and have been a registered voter. We spoke for a few minutes about my technology, and what I was prepared to do for Louisiana if it was possible. He told me to get a hold of him at his office. I said I would. I did, nothing happened, end of discussion on that subject.
If I had known the water was going to be this deep……………….
I probably would have worn a life preserver……………….
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Louisiana pretty much shuts down. I made a few phone calls. Called the Governor’s office once or twice. It was a waste of breath and phone minutes. Went to WAFB channel 9 news a couple of times, got the brush off. Called a few other news stations, double checked back with the Daily Review in Morgan City, called a couple of Congressional Representatives offices, tried to get hold of Mayor Ray Nagin’s office a couple of times, they were fairly well hid out with a secret number, even though I had one Congressional aid tell me what floor they were temporarily being housed in at the State Capitol. Went down to New Orleans once or twice to see if I could accidentally stumble on something or other, nothing really happened. Called the guy with the Corp of Engineers I originally met back in ’97. All I ever got was his voice mail. In fact, it almost seemed that anybody or anything that had anything to do with the Katrina contemplations on the governmental level were hid out and inaccessible.
During most of December the Louisiana State House of Representatives is on vacation, so figuring they might have time around their home office to read some of their emails being as they wouldn’t be tied up on the House Floor at the State Capitol I sent a few out to see how it would go, and to find out if they had heard anything about my technology being as I was under the assumption that 0 of my 104 memos had actually ever reached their intended destination.
Then my mind started turning towards the CWPPRA scheme of things. December is funds disbursement time from the previous year and the kick off for the beginning of allocation considerations for the following year, so naturally I assumed the new rounds of CWPPRA discussions were about to commence. Because if I could secure funding that is available as a result of the plentiful CWPPRA grant processes that the United States Congress has allotted for Louisiana, I can produce and provide as I said I would on my website…..
The only phone call
that really stands out in my mind
for the month of December
is the one I made to
Mark is pretty easy to get a hold of. It took me awhile to remember his name because I had first met him during a COAST 2050 meeting years ago, I think back in ’97 or ‘98 where I had first told people of an offshore wave action surge protection medium that could be built. But it was pretty easy to find him again. His name and contact information can be found at www.lacoast.gov I almost consider him to be one of the main pivot points for me amongst the whole group of retarded chain of events that has transpired since June of 2005.
Mark is the CWPPRA public outreach committee contact person, or director or something. I don’t know, he gets a paycheck because he……………., Ehhh,,,,,,,,,,,,, who really knows??? You would probably have to ask him………… But he gets a paycheck to do what ever it is he does.
But the proper office title to the CWPPRA slot he assumes is: Citizen's Participation Group Sector, and THAT organizational slot is second from the top, which of course is the CWPPRA TASK FORCE, and the organizational slot next to him is the CWPPRA TECHNICAL COMMITTEE which trickles on down to the CWPPRA PLANNING AND EVALUATION SUBCOMMITTEE. In fact, at the time, I had no idea the significance I was going to attach to this approximate :30 to :45 minute long distance telephone call……. And little did I know how deep the bovine scatology was going to actually become over the course of the next 3 or 4 months………..
Now Mark is o.k. I suppose, Bless his heart. I hadn’t spoken with him in almost 6 or 7 years…………, Ehh,, maybe I talked to him on the phone once 2, 3, maybe 4 years ago, but he remembered who I was and what I had when I identified myself over the telephone pretty much immediately ……………………. I explained to him some of the problems I was going through, and asked him if he had heard my name or technology being mentioned by anyone as he made his rounds amongst the various groups and committees he hangs around. He told me “No, he hadn’t heard me mentioned at all”.
I found this to be a bit odd, but rather than get into the details of his mushroom status, even though he was some kind of Director affiliated with some kind of CWPPRA something or other, if that is indeed what it is. I talked for awhile longer trying to get any tips, pointers, or sense and focus of direction from him on what I should do to have a little more success in my endeavors. He had no suggestions.
In the middle of or the last week of December, after my telephone discussion with Mark I emailed the members of CWPPRA again.
Ahhhh….. Da Louisiana Sunday funnies…..
ALL IN ALL IT’S JUST ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL………
I happened across a television on Jan 11th. WAFB Channel 9 news ………. (And I appreciate that, but seriously George……later on….) The sub story news item told of a public meeting being held at that moment. If it hadn’t been for catching that brief piece of information mentioned on the noon broadcast, I never would have even known about the following:
In Morgan City, Louisiana, CWPPRA was having a scheduled public meeting. (Kind of odd, on the CWPPRA calendar of events at www.lacoast.gov it barely even has a listing, let alone directions, time and the specific location of the meeting) The significance of this meeting was to become extremely clear to me several months later. So I jumped in my vehicle, and managed to catch the last :30 minutes of the public assembly being held. It was staged at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. I only asked one question during the meeting. I addressed the speaker and point blank asked if one of the tasks CWPPRA was supposed to accomplish was the discovery and evaluation of new Technologies. Publicly, I was assured yes, that objective is included in, and is one of the primary tasks and functions of, the CWPPRA mission statement.
When that speaker finished talking a few minutes later, the meeting came to a close. Everyone stood up and began to converge into the usual select clustering’s of little groups around the room that generally happen after a public assembly when some acquaintances are renewed so they can chit-chat amongst their selves. Oddly, 1 to 3 people in quite a few more than just 5 or 6 of these little clusters standing in various locations around the room generally had their eyes on me at one moment or another. They weren’t merely cursory glances. Didn’t matter which group I glanced at either directly or out of the corner of my eye, I was being assessed, sized up, and wondered about. For a second there I wondered if some of them thought I was Eviel Knievel or something like that from the way they were looking at me.
I was pretty sure at that point the offering and provisions of aid I was willing to provide Louisiana I had posted on my website had been thoroughly read and contemplated by more than just a few of the handful of the attendees there. I am also pretty sure they were able to figure out who I was, because if there were a number of CWPPRA organization members in the room, which was a pretty SURE bet SIMPLY BECAUSE OF ASSOCIATION, I would ALSO suppose, they would have remembered who I was as a result of previous emails I had sent to every CWPPRA member posted on the CWPPRA organizational chart located at: www.lacoast.gov NOT ONLY IN 2005, BUT also ONCE IN 2004.
I walked up to the front of the room
and introduced myself
Julie Z. LeBlanc…………………………….
Bless her heart, she is the Chairman/Senior Project Manager on the Planning and Evaluation Subcommittee for CWPPRA. She is primarily associated with the United States Army Corp of Engineers. She is also a pivot point, and an elemental key player in the behind the scenes mechanics that are involved that function only to squeeze more tax dollars out of working men and women’s paychecks.
I was less than happy being as I only knew of this meeting because I saw it on the noon news a couple of minutes earlier and had to literally jump through the rim of my bunghole to make it there before it was over said and done with. It was fortunate for me that I happened to be camped out in the Morgan City area on that day I suppose……
I recognized her name as being one of the CWPPRA people I had emailed a week or so earlier, and I alerted her to this fact under no uncertain or unmistakable terms. I also explained to her that I was tired of the “Louisiana two step” I was going through, and that I don’t do the Fais Do-Do either, and I want some answers and assistance, and……………… I wanted them now.
THE PLOTS BEGIN TO THICKEN………
An extremely interesting thing happened in April as a result of several discussions and emailing with one of Congressman Bobby Jindal’s aids in reference to CWPPRA, and this particular timeframe. It pretty much boils on down to Julie Z. LeBlanc and some of her cohort’s methods of calling the shots. The email that pertains to this specific malfeasance and dereliction at the taxpayer’s expense is located in the CONDENSED LOUISIANA GUMBO on page 18 of this website. It was simply another one of those Louisiana home style Ha-Ha’s on me…………….. and probably you, because now you, and the rest of America gets to fork over billionS in tax dollars to feed them while they play their game$ in the upcoming decade$ to follow. At the bottom of this particular website page are a few other emails that pretty much give a good example of how I have been, and will probably continue to be ‘shuffled’ during my quests to provide something of use for people.
Their actions both past and present in conjunction with other characters they are associated with have pretty much, unless there is divine intervention, quashed my abilities to provide for the good of the citizens of the United States of America and Louisiana for approximately 36 more months due to legislative calendars and time frames, which of course easily equates out to several billion dollars that the taxpayer is going to be shafted out of during that time frame and not to forget to mention my inability to develop other safe and cost saving profiles that would be of great benefit to this great country of ours in any other applications I have in mind in any realistically rapid period of time.
IN OTHER WORDS, JULIE Z. LeBLANC ALLOWED A VERY IMPORTANT WINDOW TO CLOSE BECAUSE IT WAS EXPEDITIOUS TO DO SO AS FAR AS HER HANDLERS WERE CONCERNED……………………………
SO MUCH FOR TYPICAL
OR DERELICTION OF DUTIES
THAT NOT ONLY AFFECTED ME,
BUT WILL ULTIMATELY AFFECT
Between January 9th and 13th Governor Kathleen Blanco, along with Congresswoman Mary Landreau, and the hard cold D.C. freezer cash guy…. Representative William Jefferson…… Oh Yayyyy!!!! And Senator David Vitter……… and OF COURSE, Butch Gautreaux…. And a couple of the additional people in their LITTLE OFFICIAL entourage took a little side trip to the Netherlands and spent a couple of days pretty much sight seeing and touring around the Dutch countryside feeling all important and wise WHILE smugly “seeking modern flood protection technology” on the taxpayer’s tab.
Several months before I had probably pretty much seen most of everything or anything that they went over there to see. It is called the Discovery channel (Duh Tee Duh, and that was quite a bit less expensive than wasting time flying around ON THE TAXPAYER’S DOLLAR)
I suppose the main thing that gets to me about this little flying menagerie is that they had state of the art technology in their own backyard during the whole time they were spending taxpayers dollars flying around while supposedly turning every rock in the universe for answers and solutions to some of their perceived problems, and yet not one of these DYNAMIC LOUISIANA LEADERS even lifted a finger to seek out what was readily available …………… Even after I sent hundreds of emails, made several visits, and quite a few phone calls, etc., etc., etc.
Not then, and not now……… Ehhh……. It is probably too inexpensive and practical for their particular taste$. I don’t think they want to be accused of using common sense and do something like that, it would defeat their purpose$.
I had an aquaintence that sort of brushes shoulders on a frequent basis with the power players in Louisiana tell me that pretty much my patent was probably going to end up going to the grave with me.
Ehhh,,,,,,, such is life…………………. Strange bunch of critters these politicians are. So, I’ll write this website update and leave it at that……………………….. At least I’ll have done all that I could do to complete my missions……………………………. My conscience is clear.
Nothing like a little trip off to Amsterdam on the taxpayer$ tab
to take the edge off now I$ THERE?
So I made a whole bunch of additional
telephone calls, and I sent a whole bunch
of additional emails.
I also emailed everyone @ CWPPRA
listed at www.lacoast.gov again……..
I also emailed 104
Louisiana State Representatives…
Several times each.
And I also emailed a couple of
Louisiana Congress people
In the same fashion as my 103 hand written/hand delivered memos to the State Capital, so too was it with emails I sent to the Reps. Everyone got the same-same. I even took some back door routes, and emailed to a couple of their secondary email addresses that they don’t make public.
Every politician has several email accounts. One for the knock….knock………. so a constituent can ‘Ho-Ho’ get a hold of them. That way protocol can be adhered to when they send the constituent an auto-generated Hi-guy email so that there are no repercussions should they fail to address the concerns of that individual and it turns out that what the person wanted to discuss was pretty much of major importance some time in the near future. And of course the other email accounts are for the officials other varying needs, according to classification or their nature, so they can be received from acquaintances, relatives, associates, business partners, other political members, etc., etc., etc..
They all got the same-same as each other, no matter how many different addresses or personnel were involved in the listing processes because as I explained to them in one batch emailings I made, they are all supposed to be the same, and working for the common goal of a good, safe, prosperous and decent Louisiana, so, I was not going to differentiate between office, or political affiliation………
Not too hard to figure some things out in life. I also developed a system of cross check and referencing to make sure the primary and secondary emails were actually being delivered.
Accepted? I cannot vouch for that, Delivered? Undoubtedly.
Accepted though? I AM actually pretty much 80% sure they were………………….. Read? The probabilities are 50/50 but I would guess at least 75% of the reps were pretty much informed of the contents and nuances that were in them simply because of the audacity perceived and the paranoia factor they probably caused as one of their aids culled through their daily email…………..
The underlying currents of confirmation I was able to perceive as a result of my contact attempts and successes were absolute.. And that statistic is good enough for me. One merely needs to watch how dogs run when the dinner bell sounds to understand what I am talking about.
They were ALL duly notified…. And now that they have been fully educated on the subject of my technology, and the offerings or provisions I have posted they stand accountable as a group………… But in the end, a person has to have scruples for anything to really mean anything…. And if it doesn’t really mean anything to them, well then they aren’t going to do anything. Sooo……
I explained to them in many of those emails the importance of CWPPRA funding to my technology, and the importance of my technology to Louisiana……………………………..
I figured they could figure out where the grants, or whatever was necessary to accommodate me so that I could accommodate Louisiana. Didn’t really need a roadmap. It is all pretty much right there in front of their noses…….
Ahhhh… But Gross amounts are often perceived as being more important than what is in the Net account. Not very astute thinking on their parts when it comes to considerations on the topics of economics and practical applications I suppose.
But understand this………….. Even if a person can only “skim” ¼ of ½ of 1% of over 100 billion dollars in gross, that person will become very wealthy indeed, and if there is someone out there that has the ability to throw a wet blanket on the party’s bonfire, or crack someone’s rice bowl, then that person, if it is at all possible, is probably going be closely monitored to the fullest of the funds recipients abilities.
At least if the % points on the “vig” are going to be preserved, let alone collected……. So yes, there are always one or two people out there in the backgrounds of governmentally related processes that can probably be bought by the highest bidder. So, who is collecting the “vig” while they also collect good government paychecks while being employed to take care of the governmental affairs and the business of the taxpayers? Aye Waldo?
So, the days of January peeled on by as I sent out hundreds more emails, and February was well on nigh…………….
On February 7th Gov Blanco kicked off the start of the special legislative session at the Morial convention center in New Orleans, Louisiana……..
The precursor to this event was most of the members of the Louisiana State House of Representatives taking a special bus tour of a few of the flood ravaged portions of New Orleans. It was a pretty uneventful occasion, but I went down there anyways with my concrete panel on the back of my vehicle just in case anyone should want to say anything to me. As the Representatives got off the bus, they saw me standing there about 45 feet away next to the front door they had to enter holding a 4½ foot long 2½ foot wide bright yellow sign with black lettering that said:
It was kind of humorous actually…. Pretty much 75% of the Representatives shuffling off the bus had their heads bent down looking at the ground as they ambled across the way into the convention center.
It looked like a bunch of people going to a funeral or something. As they pulled up in the chartered buses, I was aware that they were aware of me standing there.
I suppose they simply wanted to avoid eye contact……. Because it is really important if you are a politician put on the spot that you be able to claim parlay, or plausible deniability when confronted on an issue…..
Shame on them is all I have to say about that. Pretty much appeared to be a collective group of sad old men to me……………… Ahhhh……… such is life.
Every one of them had received emails, and hand written notes from me over the course of the past several months before this event. Shame they didn’t take the opportunity to meet and talk with me. Oh but they Love their constituents, that is as long as they can get them to pay for the Roast Beast at their annual Christmas Feast
I stood around for about 2 or 3 hours while things were going on inside. After the party was over, and when they went to exit, pretty much the same, looking at the ground, or turning their heads away from me to the right as they shuffled off onto the 2 or 3 awaiting buses that were going to shuttle them on their ways so that they could for the most part avoid eye contact with me.
It was funny, one or two of them was looking at the roof over their heads. Now you just know they had to of been doing something wrong to be acting like that.
They didn’t want to be out in the open and in the midst of people they govern over. That would be sort of like jumping down into the Roman Collesium with the rest of the gladiators instead of being safe within the confines of their boxes overhead while comfortably watching the massacre and carnage below.
I did get to speak to Walter Boasso for just a second though. Seems like a pretty good guy. I told him there were several emails waiting for him when he got a chance to look at them. Never heard anything back. I have made some pretty location specific offerings for your area Walter………………………
AND THEN I SENT OUT SEVERAL HUNDRED MORE EMAILS.
Just the same old stuff, another hundred emails.
Some phone calls,
met with some of Congressman Bobby Jindal’s aids.
Figured out CWPPRA was goofing off.
AND I SENT MORE EMAILS,
AND IT WAS ALL GETTING
VERY, VERY, VERY OLD
AT THAT POINT IN TIME……
THE CRUX OF THIS MONTH CAN BE FOUND AT CONDENSED LOUISIANA GUMBO. ON PAGE 18 OF THIS WEBSITE, THAT IS WHERE THE REAL OBVIOUS MALFEASANCES or DERELICTIONS COMMITTED AGAINST THE LIVES AND VALUES OF AMERICAN CITIZENS WORKING OR NOT CAN START TO BE EXAMINED AND UNDERSTOOD IN AS FAR AS MY TECHNOLOGY AND OTHER FACTIONS OF GOVERNMENT ARE TO BE CONCERNED.
I have a few emails for samples at the bottom of this website. The emails are so long though that I had to split this page into two, because there are several facets to what I am presenting.
IN OTHER WORDS, THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THE THINGS THE GOVERNMENT IS DOING, AND IS CONDONING ON A DAILY BASIS WITH CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT AND APPROVAL AS CITIZENS OF LOUISIANA, AND OTHER STATES THAT MAKE UP THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DIE AS A RESULT OF INEPT ATTITUDES AND TAXING WAYS.
IF IT WERE NOT FOR THE INTERNET, YOU WOULDN’T EVEN BE ALLOWED TO REALIZE THAT MY TECHNOLOGY AND I EVEN EXISTED, NOR GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONSIDER THE ABSTRACTS AND MAKE UP YOUR MIND FOR YOURSELF AS TO THE RIGHT OR WRONG OF THINGS. I HAVE BEEN CENSORED, AND QUASHED ON ALL ACCOUNTS, ON ALL FRONTS BY THE MEDIA, AND GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES AND ENTITIES.
JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO A 2.5 TON CONCRETE PANEL FELL FROM A CEILING IN A TUNNEL AT THE BIG DIG IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS AND CRUSHED A WOMAN TO DEATH AS SHE WAS DRIVING THROUGH THE TUNNEL IN HER AUTOMOBILE. MY PANELS WOULD HAVE WEIGHED HALF THE WEIGHT OF THAT PANEL, AND MY PANELS, BEING LIGHTER, PROBABLY MOST THAN LIKELY WOULDN’T HAVE FALLEN EVEN IF SECURED/ANCHORED TO THE CEILING WITH THE SAME MEDIUM THEY USED THAT FAILED, BECAUSE MY PANEL WOULD HAVE HAD TWICE THE SAFETY FACTOR BUILT INTO IT NATURALLY BECAUSE IT WEIGHED HALF AS MUCH.
BUT I AM SIMPLY “SHUT OUT” BY THE ENGINEERING COMMUNITY AT LARGE….. THE AASHTO CONVENTION I ATTENDED IN 1998 AT THE OLD ARMORY BUILDING IN BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS IS ONLY A FEW SCANT MILES FROM THE LOCATION OF THAT ENGINEERING FAILURE. MAY THE POOR VICTIM THAT WAS CRUSHED TO DEATH REST IN PEACE.
WITHOUT A DOUBT, ANYWHERE’S FROM 4 TO 5 DOZEN ENGINEERS AND A HUNDRED DIFFERENT STATE TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS FROM DIFFERENT STATES AROUND THE COUNTRY THAT ATTENDED THAT CONVENTION ON THE TAXPAYER’S DIME SAW MY TECHNOLOGY AND WERE AWARE OF ME DURING THAT EVENT. IN FACT, I SAW THE SAME FOLKS, SAME CROWD AT ANOTHER AASHTO CONVENTION A YEAR LATER IN TULSA OKLAHOMA AS THEY ATTENDED YET ANOTHER EVENT ON THE TAXPAYER’S DIME SUPPOSIDLY TO LEARN ABOUT NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN THE FIELD THAT WOULD MAKE THEIR DEPARTMENTS MORE EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT.
I HAD SENT THE BOSTON GLOBE’S EDITOR INFORMATION ON MY TECHNOLOGY A LITTLE OVER 3 YEARS AGO IN THE MAIL. THAT PIECE OF MAIL TO THAT EDITOR COST ME OVER $25.00 IN PRINTING/PREPARATION AND MAILING BY ITSELF. HAD A PROFESSIONAL FIRM PREPARED IT, IT PROBABLY WOULD HAVE COST OVER $45.00 TOTAL. IT WAS PACKED CHOCK-FULL-O’ INFORMATION, AND PICTURES, AS WELL AS TRANSCRIPTIONS. ADDITIONALLY, MANY OTHER NEWSPAPERS ON THE EASTERN SEABOARD RECEIVED THE SAME INFORMATIONAL FORMAT…………………………….. ALL IN ALL THIS WAS JUST ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL……………………………………. THAT IS WHY I ESTABLISHED THIS WEBSITE. THE COSTS WERE SIMPLY RETARDED, SO NOW EVERYONE, YOUNG AND OLD CAN SEE SOME IMPORTANT TRUTHS.
Regrouped, and started preparing website update you see now ON THE VARIOUS PAGES OF THIS WEBSITE.
Preparing website update
Preparing website update. My how time flies…..
Finishing up website webpage’s and getting ready to post
Shame of it is, I had to travel clear to North Carolina to do this being as the State Run Computer Networks in the Libraries in Louisiana were playing games with my files.
Here is a sample of an email I sent to a CWPPRA representative, I sent additional emails, the exact same, just different addresses, and names pasted to every CWPPRA ‘rep’ listed @ www.lacoast.gov There were 37 in all.
To see the names and email addresses of the various taxpayer supported government workers go to that website and click on the CWPPRA portion on the left side of the screen. Then go to the organizational chart portion and click on it…………..
I'd be happy to review this material. Thank you for your sincere
interest in protecting Louisiana's coast and I will get back to you if I
have any questions.
----- Original Message -----
Date: Monday, January 23, 2006 4:14 pm
Subject: CWPPRA related strategies - cause and effect
> FROM: William H. Smith
> Owner/Director of Internal Affairs
> P.O. Box 4848
> Pineville, LA 71361
> AT: WWW.STRONGCONCRETE.COM
> Phone: N/A
> Fax: N/A
> Mobile: N/A
> Email: deleted by me 07/12/06 WHS
> TO: Dr. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
> CWPPRA Program Officer
> Email: deleted by me 07/12/06 WHS
> Tel (301) 713-0174
> Fax (301) 713-0184
> National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
> National Marine Fisheries Service
> 1315 East-West Highway, Room 14725
> Silver Spring, MD 20910
> Dear Mr. Zobrist;
> In light of the recent, and catastrophic Hurricane Katrina/Rita events
> coupled with the unbelievable costs associated with the
> reconstruction/recovery-coastal enhancement initiatives that are
> now of
> urgent, if not dire concern I would like to direct your attention
> towards an important, and ultimately generous offering I have
> extended to the State of Louisiana.
> This offering is possible due to the new technologies I have developed
> along with the need for subsequent manifestation of methodologies
> necessary for cost efficient implementation.
> I send this email to you because you are listed as one of the
> ‘authoritative’ figures in the “CWPPRA” scheme of things.
> I would think that as a person who has assumed, or has been appointed
> to this prestigious position, that the safeguarding of Louisiana’s
> citizens, property, and their future effects has been implied as being
> some of the standard prerequisites involved with the billet you
> occupy,and that they should be faithfully and dutifully adhered to
> during the execution of daily routines and future contemplations or
> considerations regarding those charges.
> I would like to direct your attention towards my website:
> This CWPPRA reserve should be an invaluable resource that will aid me
> as I endeavor to provide the State of Louisiana with the allotments I
> have briefly outlined on the transcription pages following the
> pictorial section of my website.
> I believe this website merits a reasonable amount of undivided
> attention and consideration on your part over the course of the next
> week or so.
> It may very well be one of the more important proposals you will
> contend with during your upcoming tenure as you strive to provide the
> State of Louisiana with the standards of excellence necessary that
> have become painfully evidenced in light of recent catastrophic
> events we
> have suffered.
> It would be my fondest wish that you, along with the many State
> Representatives, Senators, Congressmen, citizens, and organizations I
> have contacted with regards to this matter not only in Louisiana, but
> in other regions of the nation as well, will be able to arrive at a
> harmonious and highly efficient plan to aid me as I cause my offerings
> for the State of Louisiana, and our citizens to come into fruition.
> It has been a pleasure corresponding with you, and I am looking
> forward to your return email.
> William H. Smith
And another email example I sent:
I received this email back after attending the special legislative session
at theMorial Convention Center in New Orleans
actually I stood outside the whole time with my sign
Thank you for your input.
From: deleted by me 07/12/06 WHS
[mailto: deleted by me 07/12/06 WHS
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 12:20 PM
To: GXXXXX, Rep. (District Office)
Subject: Strongconcrete for Louisiana
FROM: William H. Smith
Owner/Director of Internal Affairs
P.O. Box 4848
Pineville, LA 71361
Email: deleted by me 07/12/06 WHS
TO: State Representative District XXXXXXXXXXX
deleted by me 07/12/06 WHS
P. O. Box XXXXX
To The Honorable State Representative XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX;
I was tremendously gratified through acknowledgment of my website
by some of the attendees who participated in the recent special
legislative session that was convened in New Orleans.
The subject of the levee boards are a tip of the iceberg where an
address to the need for changes that will benefit Louisiana should be
I have made some fairly substantial and ultimately generous
offerings for the State of Louisiana on my website:
In order to cause those proposals listed into fruition
there are several procedures that will need to be initiated both on the
local and federal levels to offset certain obviously entrenched
conditions of governmentally sanctioned plutocracy that in
essence only force further retardation of our security and
general well being into perpetuation.
I have come under the realization that there is only a small
handful of state or federal departments and/or agencies involved that
have the effective authority currently necessary to quash the aid I am
In reality the "special few" people associated with those
special departments and agencies who invoke this power generally
have a GS type or similar rating of anywhere from a 12 to a 15, and
those few in that tier of power can be reasonably factored in quantity
as being less than 20 in total I suppose.
A Federal employee with a GS-15 rating earns approximately
$95,000.00 per year.
In all I am offering an estimated leveraging power for the State
of Louisiana to offset some of the budgetary concerns we are currently
faced with in an approximate amount that should exceed
$2,000,000,000.00 + (Two Billion Dollars plus) in short or near term
The small group that stands in the way of allowing the
substantial and outright generous offer I have presented to come into
fruition probably are paid around $1,900,000.00 annually as a
collective group, and their paycheck is funded by taxpayers dollars for
the prudent and effective administration of duties they have been
charged with to execute in the taxpayer's behalf.
My personal opinion is that this collective group of
"administrators" could be considered as being a quintessential
Machiavellian stylized Mardi Gras Krewe.
As a collective group, it would take the above "Krewe" alluded to
approximately 1,052 years to earn 2 billion + dollars.
The logical question I have created upon speculation of that
last conjecture is: " Are we as a State suffering so that the
few shiny little decision making pennies can hold up the impressive
dollars of practical progress that have been offered?"
I believe I have a deployable, and enforceable methodology that
will effectively aid in pulling the teeth of those few prancing Prima-
Dona's in quick fashion and open the way for some real implementation
of the benefits I would like to bestow upon the State of Louisiana, and
the citizens we are comprised of.
I would greatly relish the opportunity to discuss the approaches
that I feel need to be implemented to cause the arrival of success on
It has been a pleasure corresponding with you, and hopefully this
will lead to farther discourse on the criteria at hand.
William H. Smith
And this is another email BATCH sample I SENT OUT:
So here is a sample of one representative type round of emails: (The exact
contact info has been x’d out to protect the ignorant, which is probably
me, but this went out to every one of the 104 Reps, etc.
FROM: William H. Smith
Owner/Director of Internal Affairs
P.O. Box 4848
Pineville, LA 71361
Email: deleted by me 07/12/06 WHS
TO: Representative deleted by me 07/12/06 WHS
District deleted by me 07/12/06 WHS
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To The Honorable Representative deleted by me 07/12/06 WHS
Sadly, it appears to me that I am caught up in a wasteful quagmire
of protocol semantics. Money can be lost, money can be squandered, money
can be wasted, and maybe even someday it can be earned back
again. But, time and an individual’s life are two commodities that can
never be replenished once they have been spent.
A little less than 10 years ago I showed the United States Army
Corp of Engineers the basic mechanics involved with the technology I have
Since that time one major American city in the state of Louisiana
has been severely crippled and over a thousand lives lost here. On top of
that, the same types of destructive elements have been
experienced in other related, or distant regions of our state, and these
very same types of costly events will continue to occur.
The technology I spent time developing and the additional time I
spent educating noncommittal “gatekeepers” as I alerted them to the folly
and consequences of assuming an attitude of indifference
towards my constitution was a waste when it is considered that I
couldn’t intervene before those last two disasters occurred. However, it
does not have to continue on being additional waste of time.
It is highly possible that had my technology been utilized in even
its most inexpensive and basic format serving as ‘levee scour
protection’ matting many lives in St. Bernard, Plaquemines, and
Orleans Parish as well as others could have been saved during the
hurricane Katrina event proceedings (I have a working hybrid
prototype of this format that has been in existence for approximately the
last 12 years).
Protocol? Hmmmm… To limit myself in dialog with one, and only one
elected representative of the people would be an erroneous path for me to
follow. To limit myself in dialog with one, and only one
department or agency directed to providing services for the people would
be an erroneous path for me to follow. Why?
Maybe some elected representatives do not understand that by
saving the state several billion dollars much of that surplus can be
directed towards meeting some of the needs of their own district.
Perhaps some elected representatives equate the needs of their
district constituency as being that of the whole, or the whole of the
district constituency being corporation shareholders numbering as the few.
I do not know.
Democratic, Independent, Republican? I do not know, and I do not
want to attempt segregation between those philosophies because as far as I
am concerned that is simply another wasteful quagmire of protocol
semantics that would simply be another waste of my time, especially when
your constituent’s lives and or resources are at stake no matter what
their economic, social, or geographical location is.
The main thing that is clear to me where the following I am
concerned with is that I have offered, and will provide several billion
dollars in leveraging power to the State of Louisiana if empowered to do
Let me explain the illogical methods of thinking where some
of the current reconstruction/protection processes in New Orleans can be
Fact: Prior to hurricane Rita, the United States Army Corp of
Engineers stated with all confidence that the repairs they had made to a
levee that was breached during hurricane Katrina would “HOLD”.
Fact: Several million dollars later the repairs failed as an
indirect result of a hurricane that made landfall several hundred
miles away from those ‘repairs’.
Fact: Several hundreds of millions of dollars later the United
States Army Corp of Engineers are stating that the levees will be
repaired to their “Pre-Katrina” levels by the next hurricane season (will
they perform the same way as the pre-Rita repairs perfomed? And more so,
will they perform for the additional 20 to 50 years left in your
Fact: Category 5 hurricane protection is necessary for the future
of New Orleans.
Fact: Hundreds of millions of dollars in
home/business/infrastructure repairs are currently being spent in New
Orleans and it does not, and will not have adequate hurricane
protection in the near future. Sort of like “pouring new wine into old
wineskins”. Seriously, would you want your grandchildren to paddle around
in a leaky boat with no life jackets?
Fact: The property value of New Orleans is nowhere near, nor will
it be anywhere near the value it had before hurricane Katrina. What does
Fact: Category 5 hurricane protection will never be provided for
all of New Orleans. Why?
Fact: The rule of thumb approach before appropriating funds for
flood protection followed by the United States Army Corp of Engineers is a
100:01 ratio. In other words, for every dollar spent on “Corp Approved
Works” there must be a possible realization of one hundred dollars in
savings for possible losses that could be incurred (The lowered property
values in and around New Orleans at this point in time kind of makes this
a ‘moot’ subject, in fact, until you see Donald Trump rushing in to build
a condominium there, I think it would be safe to say that the subject will
continue to be ‘moot’).
Fact: The only way around this is if protocol is changed, and the
ratio is lowered (or if costs of construction are lowered thereby
allowing the 100:01 ratio to be adhered to).
Fact: If protocol can be changed for the United States Army Corp
of Engineers, then protocol when it comes to providing me with my needs in
order for me to serve Louisiana as I believe I can, can also be changed.
Fact: This is a mass emailing. Why? Because I do not know where
you stand. This is a State of Louisiana thing, not a one-district thing.
I need your help; and I need the help of the other 103 State
Representatives (105 when August rolls around and the vacant seat can be
filled). Not only that but I am saving a bundle in postage, phone calls,
gasoline, time, and energy by doing this, and that is exactly what I am
all about. Getting something done effectively, efficiently. Being able to
rapidly ascertain whether you and I have a working
relationship or not. Country folks like to use the phrase “There ain’t no
sense in flogging a dead horse”, and I think I now fully understand what
I need you to get with your other 103 associates and move things
along. I also need you to send me a reply email so that I can
ascertain if you have read this email. Being kept in the dark is only
good for mushrooms.
My apologies if I appear “course” or “offensive”, but it is my
understanding that the dead in New Orleans have no way to voice their
views, and the residents that are left really do not know where the
effective leadership is. What they want is someone, or something
that can set things right, and if the facts or the truths presented to you
in this email are considered to be ‘repugnant’ by your office, then I do
believe it is time for you to step down, check out, and let someone else
fill your shoes, because this situation we are in
requires ‘doers’, not procrastinators, and certainly not contributors to
additional inefficiencies. We already experienced the effects of that way
of thinking not only from the standpoint of over 20 breaches in “United
States Army Corp of Engineers supervised and approved works” that
contributed in the deaths of 1000+ people, and the destruction of a major
city, but also in the subsequent slow pace our desperation was
accommodated by FEMA, HOMELAND SECURITY, THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF LOUISIANA along
with many others not named, but equally as culpable in the events that
transpired last Aug 29th and continue on to this very day.
And then again, if you understand where I am coming from when I
send this, no apology is probably needed on my part, because you are going
to be helping me, and I appreciate that, and so will the rest of
I have to say that it actually causes a certain amount of sadness
to me having to resort to this type of communication, but after having
been ignored, sidetracked, and otherwise disparaged against in the past,
especially when I could see the disasters looming on the
horizon, and tried to provide adequate prevention from them for the
society that surrounds me, I really have no logical alternative
choices considering the bare resources I have at my disposal. All I can
do is tell the truth, and alert the slumbering to what I see and know to
be facts of life. No matter how ugly they are. I say shame to anyone
that does not put out 100%.
I also need the help of the Governor’s office whether it is
willingly offered or not. Even though she will be replaced in a little
less than two years from now, her office can at least do the right thing
and prudently look out for the needs of Louisiana that she was elected to
do, and for which right now are: Protect, Prepare,
In other words, just because the Shaw Group Inc. doesn’t own me,
it is no reason to overlook the valid contributions I intend to make.
I also need the help of our varied Senator’s, Congressmen, and
I need to be contacted, I need to be accommodated. It cannot be
made any clearer or simpler than that.
I need funds, I need grants, I need red tape cut, and I need it
now. Had I received the 10 – 15 million I told the Governor’s office I
needed back in the early weeks of last September, I would be one
month away from manufacturing up and running full tilt, I would have had
additional prototype installations done, probably most of
Plaquemines and St. Bernard parish if not others would be receiving levee
protection matting, etc., etc., etc., etc….
Time is slipping by!!! Why?!!!!!!!!!!
Because no one is in focus with the prioritized needs. Louisiana,
in typical Mardi Gras fashion is putting the cart in front of the mule,
and not approaching the systemic problem in logical fashion.
I appreciate your time reading this, and I hope to hear from you
soon as I am receiving a fair amount of email from around the State and I
want to be able to honestly send a reply that you are helping.
A lot of people want to know about what it is I have, and what it
is I am offering, I am up to almost 50 hits a day on my website:
William H. Smith
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The above emails were only a small sample of the many I have sent out. Seems like I spend a lot of time writing and getting nothing done. Probably what it amounts to Is there seems to be a failure to communicate. I suppose Cool Hand Luke had the right attitude.