Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Happy birthday, billion dollar baby shell company!!! One month ago, Stinson attorney David Frantze, mega-donor to Sly and Justus, organized the shell co. that will build the new no-bid contract KCI

What do you give an illegitimate child --already worth a billion dollars--
for its one month birthday?
This week, the KCMO Council will give it the emergency contract--
the right to build a no-bid airport terminal!
And control over any other kids that wanna play at KCI for the next 35 to 50 years!!!
The city of Kansas City Missouri is proposing to sign a legally binding contract with Terminal Developer, LLC for a no-bid airport terminal project likely to be worth well over a billion dollars.  Mayor James, City Manager Schulte, and Council member Justus are particularly in a big rush to force this deal through, before the other Council members and the public understand what is really happening.

Who is Terminal Developer, LLC ?  Do you know?  This basic information hasn't been disclosed.

You can search and discover that the limited liability company Terminal Developer, LLC was organized in the state of Missouri on 4/27/2017 by David W. Frantze, Vice President of SMF Registered Services, Inc., which in turn appears to be an entity of KCMO law firm Stinson Leonard Street, 1201 Walnut, Suite 2900.   
Dave Frantze, head of real estate law at Stinson.
Father who "inseminated" the spawn of Satan baby LLC
'Terminal Developer LLC'
one month ago!  DOB 4/27/17
Delivered in a no-bid package to adoptive parents Sly James and Jolie Justus one month later.
Thanks to the relentless thorough research of Chuck Palah--here are some details.

Mr. Frantze specializes in real estate law and described some of his previous representation of Burns and McDonnell as:
"Represents Burns & McDonnell, one of the nation's largest engineering and architectural firms, in obtaining entitlements and incentives (including tax abatement, TIF and job incentives under State programs) for a new 450,000 square foot campus project. "

Mr. Frantze, others at Stinson Leonard Street, (formerly known for decades as Stinson Mag and Fizzell) and Burns and McDonnell have previously donated to the Sylvester James campaign.  And recall that State Sen. Jolie Justus accepted multiple lobbying gifts from Stinson Leonard Street.  In fact, 
Burns and McDonnell have been among the largest contributors to both Sylvester James and Jolie Justus.  There are so many simultaneous intertwining conflicts of interest at-play in this terminal proposal, without the parties recusing themselves, that it resembles an incestuous orgy. 

Note to self: best not search the web for orgy photos...just sayin'.

So how about this analogy instead?
KCMO is being governed like an open-air illegal bookie operation.  Is this a crime, or just a crying shame?  

Do you know  how many attorneys sit on the KCMO Council, including the Mayor?  Of the 13 members, over half are attorneys.  Our understanding is that Councilman Quinton Lucas actually teaches Contract Law at the University of Kansas School of Law.  Have they all gone AWOL (absent without leave) when it comes to properly representing the best interests of KC residents?

According to the Memorandum Of Understanding, we know that Ray Kowalik would sign the document twice, first as President of Terminal Developer, LLC (the Developer) and second as President of Burns and McDonnell Engineering (the Contractor).  But we still have no definitive understanding of who actually stands behind Terminal Developer, LLC.  Why is the identity of this group a mystery? 


Terminal Developer, LLC

Limited Liability Company
Charter No.

Registered Agent
120 South Central Ave
Clayton, MO 63105

Date Formed
Managed by

Please note in their articles of organization, item 7, stating "No Member, solely by reason of being a Member, will be liable, under a judgment, decree or order of a court, or in any manner, for a debt, obligation or liability of the Company, whether arising out of contract, tort, or otherwise,  or for the acts or omissions of any other Member, agent, or employee of the Company."

So--what happens if Terminal Developer LLC begins demolition of existing terminals A and B as spelled out in the proposal and then an unforeseen event occurs (financial market crisis, terrorism, etc.) which precipitates their withdrawl from the project?

 Can Sly and Jolie Justus return the spawn of Satan baby?  To whom?  Frantze?  Missouri Dept. of Social Services?????

Before more truth is revealed about this crony airport terminal proposal, Mayor James and Council member Justus are trying to slam the door on the public, to prevent sunshine from falling on the facts of the matter.

Legislation History

Filed by the Clerk's office
Referred to Airport and T&I Committee


Section 1. That the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with Terminal Developer, LLC and Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. in substantial form and substance to that attached hereto as Exhibit A.

Section 2. That the City Council hereby determines that due to the aging of the current terminal and appurtenant facilities at Kansas City International Airport and the importance of improving the functionality of KCI for the airlines, airline passengers and general public who use KCI and the City’s limited capability to finance the costs of design and construction of the needed terminal modernization on its own, it is in the best interests of the City to sole source the development agreement, and the lease and sublease with the developer related to the KCI terminal modernization project proposed in the attached Memorandum of Understanding.

Section 3. That this ordinance, because it relates to a contract relating to the design and construction of a public improvement, is hereby recognized as having an accelerated effective date pursuant to Section 503(a)(3)(D) of the Charter.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Trolley Army pisses off God's People! CHURCHES AND NON-PROFITS ARE BEST HOPE FOR DEFEATING TOY TRAIN EXTENSION! Priesthood joins high hurdles race; educating parishioners to qualify to defeat Streetcar Extension!

Hooray for Visitation Parish at 53rd and Main--Sunday they legally "educated and informed" their congregation that if the Toy Train/Streetcar is extended to 53rd St, their church will be ASSESSED hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Most folks know churches and non-profits pay no property taxes.  But the streetcar issue is different.  They will be charged, every year, a "SPECIAL ASSESSMENT".  (See related story on Tonyskansascity.com, RH column--the video that another church, Redemptorist, made--their assessment just counting the first 10 years--would be $108,000!)
Sneaky Mayor Sly James has erected a three-hurdle tax grab special election for the Trolley Expansion.
It will punish non-profits and churches and shoppers and citizens for decades...unless they vote no this summer.

This election is despicable.  Tuesday May 23 at 5pm is the last day to file forms, in person now, not by mail--just to be allowed to CAST a ballot!  And that ballot will need to be notarized, because it's not gonna be sent from the KC Election Board--they're only involved in counting the results.

This oddball secretive election is like a Yale fraternity initiation, eg Skull and Crossbones.
The only other time the 16th Circuit Court ran such an election was five years ago--and that was for Streetcar district 1--the river to Union Station.  The election is controlled by Missouri Statute 233.  It was strictly cloak and dagger--a behind the scenes deal rigged in the Missouri Legislature, to allow special TDD's, Transportation Development Districts to be voted on by a ridiculously small narrow district.  Why????

Because Mayor Sly James and his cabal of sycophants including Steve Glorioso, and greedy merchants at certain streetcar intersections, hoping to raise their traffic counts and thus the value of their land, knew that a true city wide public vote would never pass.

CFRG, and my hero, "Watchdog" Phillip Klein, are working hard to defeat it.  I hope they are allowed by in-house legal counsel Scott Brinkman (816/881-3652) to buy the mailing list of the measly 3600 plus citizens who made it through the first hurdle.  But, again, this is not an election being run by the election Board.  According to the very pleasant and perky Janelle Jennings-Drummond, the circuit court's Coordinator of Special Projects, "access to a mailing list has not been absolutely determined yet."  (Scott Brinkman has failed to return my calls.)

So rigged is this state-mandated election procedure, if a voter forgot to sign their application for a ballot, or failed to include proof of being registered, the statute makes NO provision for Janelle to phone the voter and remedy the problem.  You just will never be mailed a ballot on June 20th.  Clearly, Sly James is hoping only YES voters are smart enough and greedy enough to clear the hurdles.

This sneaky Streetcar Extension ballot is voter suppression of the highest order.  Shame on Mayor Sly James.  This needs to be defeated!

The BEST way to defeat the Streetcar Expansion is for the churches and non-profits to fight it.
They are all along the narrow district a few blocks either side of Main Street, from the river to 53rd St, State Line to Campbell--to RISE UP!  Under current law, until Trump relaxes lobbying rules, churches cannot lobby.  They cannot say "Vote NO".  But they are legally allowed to "educate and inform".

So, pray for the churches to do just that.

The Streetcar issue will
1.  raise personal property taxes,
2.  AND assess churches and non-profits
3.  AND raise sales taxes for all businesses in the district...a high as 12%!

4.  And the Clockwork Orange factor that relates directly to further enabling KCMO's huge crime problem--
a longer trolley line will enable marauding bands of armed hoodrats to travel-- quickly, unmonitored and for free--from their current lair, the Power and Light District, down to the Plaza and out past Visitation Parish to UMKC.   

Meanwhile, if you're not absolutely positive your ballot request was done properly, it's up to YOU, before 5pm Tues. May 23 (no postmarks, must be received today), to track it down:
Janelle Jennings-Drummond,
Coordinator for Special Projects
KC Circuit Court
415 E. 12th St --(inside the County Courthouse)
3rd floor, #303

Monday, May 15, 2017

WANNA CRY? Chill for 3 weeks--EVERY PC computer is slow, due to international ransomware crisis.

There's no need to join the queue at MicroCenter in OP, or waste too much of your personal computer guru's time.  And there's no need to cry.
Will the WannaCry ransomware seize my baby photos?
The world is at war, a computer war.  Between some very smart hackers working with a crime syndicate all over the world.  They are hijacking major websites and demanding millions in ransom be paid in three days, or that government or bank or Great Britain's National Health System loses all their backups and access.

And get this, the required WannaCry ransom is to be paid only in Bitcoin.
Worse yet, some desperate sites have actually paid the ransom!
And worser still, (as my niece says), the men from WannaCry ransomware have learned a thing or two from Big Pharma, and they offer payment plans or scholarships if you can't raise the dough in three days to start your extortion payment plan.

Read SLATE story about WannaCry ransomware here

This issue is so "yuge" that instead of his usual Sat. am tweets, while his Jewish son-in-law, The Jared, and Trump's daughter/wife,Ivanka, were at temple, Trump actually phoned other countries' leaders, trying to settle this problem.  Including not protecting known cybercriminals in their respective countries, but collaborating in tracking them down.

Now personally, I have nothing worth hiding on my PCs.  And I don't have any Bitcoin.  (And since it's virtual currency only, the plural is bitcoin, not bitcoins.  Though I do believe some were actually awarded to a local data storage bank, NetStandard, the brick fortress on Merriam Lane--which won a manufacturing and storage contest worth 25 free Bitcoin, for completing complicated math problems in record time.  But that's another post.  I read it in the New York Times.  So it must be true, at least to someone who used to be a Democrat.)

But back to pain.  I am finding my PC quite slow.  How about yours????

In the morning, my coffee is cold before the PC and in particular Gmail will open up.  And searching is as slow as dial-up.  (Dear millenials, you have no idea how tough life used to be with dial-up internet access.  Stop your whining.)

What to do about your slow PC???
MY computer guru, Rick Peterson at Brand-Central Marketing, told me to just chill. Google and Microsoft have way bigger problems than not-so-little and not-truly-old me.  They are saving the free world.

In the meantime, mostly to feel like I am doing "something", I have become obsessive about two tasks every day, sometimes twice a day.  No, it's not brushing and flossing.  I do that four times a day anyway.

I use CCleaner.
And I clear my browsing history.

I also pray for geezers who are still using unsupported Windows XP which lost support 3 years ago, before we were forced to convert to Windows 10.  (read one of my earlier posts to find out how to do that now, for free, if the 'Windows 10 free upgrade link' still works.  You must post as "disabled" as in "need glasses".  Not much of a stretch, considering most people and their ethics.)

That's all I got.  Oh yeah, and doing butt crunches while I search.

Buns of steel in Shawnee.
Tracy "Patience" Thomas.

Yup.  Patience is my middle name.