IS IT TRUE last week we posted by mistake a draft copy of what we plan to correct and post in today’s “IS IT TRUE” section concerning today’s meeting of the Evansville Convention and Vistors Board? …we apologize for our mistake?IS IT TRUE that today at !0:30 A.M the Evansville Convention and Vistors Board will hold a closed-door Executive Session regarding Personnel and Strategic Economic Development pursuant to I. C.- 514-1-.5-6.1 at the Evansville Convention and Vistors headquarters? IS IT TRUE one should never forget when one invests in a multi-million capital project they should also make financial provisions to do long term preventive maintenance on the project?IS IT TRUE when a Chairman of a political party sweeps an election he takes total credit for this accomplishment? …when a Chairman of political party loses he blames everyone else for the loss?IS IT TRUE that Evansville and Vanderburgh County, Indiana has always been accepting of a practice known as “political patronage” when it comes to jobs that are financed fully or partially by public dollars?…that ‘political patronage” is so entrenched in local politics that a former Evansville Mayor whom we shall not name has been quoted as saying “I get all of the credit and they take all of the blame” to justify appointing his political cronies to jobs under his control? IS IT TRUE the most effective members of the Evansville City Council Finance Committee were John Friend, CPA, and Curt John? We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible wayIS IT TRUE we are getting a big kick out of watching a couple of newly elected Evansville City Councilmembers jockeying for a leadership position on 2020 City Council? …that sometimes names change but the games remain the same? IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny! When the Government fears the people we have Liberty IS IT TRUE we are told that members of the newly elected Evansville City Council should consider doing a salary review of upper management positions because a couple is underfunded? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail IS IT TRUE that a couple of people said that we let the “Cat Out Of The Bag” by predicting that Jim Wood will be selected as the next CEO/President of the Evansville Convention and Vistors Bureau? …the real truth is that several people candidly talked about this issue during the last several weeks and it quickly became the best-known secret in Vanderburgh County?IS IT TRUE we been told by reliable sources that Lousiville, Kentucky business tycoon Ron Geary will be in town in a couple of weeks to meet with a group of local well-heeled business people to discuss a possible venture capital opportunity in Evansville proper? …we are told that Mr. Geary also has several very-heeled movers and shakers in Louisville seriously looking at this possible business venture? …we are extremely pleased to hear if Mr. Geary decides to move forward with this mega capital venture he will not be asking for any governmental handouts? …that “Government Shouldn’t Do For Business People What They Can Do For Themselves? IS IT TRUE it’s not an uncommon practice for a CEO working in the private sector to receive a $10,000 salary increase at years end?…it’s extremely uncommon for any CEO of a Not-For-Profit entity to receive a $10,000 salary increase in one year? IS IT TRUE the results of our most recent “READERS POLL” were extremely interesting? …the question was “Who’s the most effective State Senator in our area”? 307 people voted in this non-science but trendy poll? State Senator Vaneta Becker received 199 votes and State Senator Jim Tomes received 71 votes and 37 people said that they had no idea.Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Who would you vote for in the Indiana Attorney General election?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated. The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.
The SpinOff 24 August 2016Family First Comment: “Dear (ACT MP) David Seymour… Disabled and other people who oppose assisted suicide are not religious fanatics. Not Dead Yet Aotearoa was founded on disability rights not religious convictions. Assisted suicide supporters attempting to diminish the opposition by ignoring some and making sweeping statements about others is not helpful.”I assure David Seymour that assisted suicide is a really big and complicated deal. It is no coincidence that disabled people all over the world oppose it. Our opposition arises from a (largely invisible) dark and troubled history, negative attitudes and behaviours towards disabled people and current human rights abuses. Disabled people see assisted suicide as dangerous because of their already marginalised status. Some disabled people are particularly vulnerable.Disabled and other people who oppose assisted suicide are not religious fanatics. Not Dead Yet Aotearoa was founded on disability rights not religious convictions. Assisted suicide supporters attempting to diminish the opposition by ignoring some and making sweeping statements about others is not helpful.Part of our unease relates to evidence that lives of disabled people are valued less than those of others. There is a history of euthanasia and eugenics, which have gone hand in hand for disabled people. The most notable, yet largely unknown T4 programme initiated by the Nazi Third Reich was the forerunner to the better known holocaust of Jews, gays, gypsies and others who did not meet the Aryan ideal. Around half a million people with of all kinds of impairments were killed. Some were tortured with “experimentation” before death. The first child to be euthanised was killed at the request of his parents. They were labelled “useless eaters”. Many disabled people today still feel the residual power of that label as they struggle with cuts to services, parsimonious supports and subtle pressures to find work.Even today those who murder their disabled family members, often vulnerable children, usually receive lesser sentences than other murderers. Their crimes may be labelled by the media and others as “mercy killings”.Disabled people in the past were often discarded by society, “put away” in institutions popularly labelled “bins”, forgotten by society and history and eventually buried in unmarked graves. Today’s mini-institutions still harbour instances of violence and abuse, occasionally gaining media exposure. Disabled people, especially women, feel more vulnerable because they know they are more likely to experience violence and abuse and often feel powerless. Powerlessness and assisted suicide can be a dangerous combination.READ MORE: http://thespinoff.co.nz/featured/24-08-2016/not-a-big-deal-david-seymour-for-disabled-people-the-idea-of-assisted-suicide-couldnt-be-bigger/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.