The Trashy City of DeBary

I am a resident of DeBary.  Also, I was elected to the DeBary City Council in 2008, by a large margin of votes.

The city government of DeBary has become an embarrassment to me any many other residents in recent years.  It was less than six months ago that I spoke in person with the acting city manager of DeBary about the trash collection system.  It seems that the waste collection employees fail to remove two bags of garbage from one garbage can.  They work just hard enough to remove one bag of garbage and all too frequently do not bother to remove the second bag of garbage !   Of course this is totally unacceptable.

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, I placed two garbage cans of garbage, in the front of my house.  Each can of garbage contained two small bags of garbage.  The garbage collectors removed one bag from each can and left one bag in each can.  If I had not already reported this to city hall twice before, I could be rather forgiving.  However, since this has become a habit, it is totally unacceptable to me as a citizen of DeBary.  Since garbage is only collected ONCE a week, it is imperative that the trash collection division collects everything as required.

Additionally, I read and study in depth every single financial report that every candidate files in order to qualify as a candidate for DeBary city council.  I find it quite interesting that some members of the DeBary City Council accept political contributions from the corporation that collects our garbage.  When I was on the DeBary Council, I would not seek nor would I accept any contribution from any individual or corporation that had done business with DeBary.  Additionally, I would not accept any contribution from any individual or corporation that planned to do business with the City of DeBary in the future.  Obviously the corporation that collects the garbage in the City of DeBary is in violation of their contractual obligations and it may be past time to terminate this contract and employ a corporation that has the common sense needed to correctly perform a simple task like garbage collection.

The failure to perform a simple task like collecting the garbage indicates that the City Government of DeBary is not competent and the leadership of both the City Manager and members of the City Council is not fully effective.  As a resident, I fully intend to follow through on this issue.  On my way home, I noticed a headline in a newspaper that stated that the acting city manager was asking to work only three days a week.  In my view, the only reason that the acting city manager is employed by DeBary in the first place is due to the fact that sane and sensible individuals, who are fully qualified as professional city managers do not wish to associate themselves with the government of DeBary.

To show just how totally insane the government of DeBary really is, residents should be reminded that a legally elected Mayor, Clint Johnson, was removed from his position by the previous city council. Rightly or wrongly, Mr. Clint Johnson exercised his legal rights to appeal his removal to the Judicial System.  AT THAT POINT IN TIME, I urged the Council not to hold an election until Mr. Johnson got his day in Court. Instead the government of DeBary, by vote of the city Council, voted  to hold a special election to fill the Mayor’s seat.  This was morally wrong and totally foolish.

I am sure that there are some DeBary City employees who work hard and earn their salary every day. The question is: ” What percentage of DeBary City employees are working competently and earning their salaries. Is it 10%, 20%, 80% or 0% ?” Clearly DeBary needs a professional and full time city manager and qualified individuals will not apply for this position until our City Council members can demonstrate that they are sane, sensible, and competent individuals capable of managing a city government. It might be helpful to demonstrate competency by collecting the garbage correctly !  Also, the present acting city manager is a joke and he should be removed immediately.

R. Van Conoley    ( Editor’s Note: This article is not intended to imply that former Mayor Clint Johnson was right or wrong.  The issue was that the elected members of a previous council voted to spend taxpayer money for a special election before Mr. Johnson was allowed his legal right to present his views in a Court of Law. )



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A Wise Saying – Part 150

” War has rules, mud wrestling has rules – politics has no rules. ”

Ross Perot

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Donald Trump, Xi Jinping, and Li Chao Yang

( Editor’s Note: This article was made possible by the extremely able assistance of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin and Jonathan Swift.  I greatly appreciate their hard work and assistance.  R. Van Conoley, Editor of )

The meetings in April, 2017, between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping of China were described as very successful.  President Xi Jinping hopes that his image as a world leader was enhanced since there is a Communist Party leadership congress later this year in China.

The meeting between President Trump and President Xi Jinping has received so much attention that another event in China has almost gone unreported in the U.S.  Chinese scientists have introduced the first humanoid robot in Shanghai.  The Chinese robot is named ” Jia Jia.”  Jia Jia looks exactly like a beautiful Chinese woman and is programmed with artificial intelligence also designated as AI.  AI allows Jia Jia to talk with people and answer questions on a high level.  Jia Jia charmed one man by stating: ” You are a handsome man. ”

President Xi Jinping was accompanied to his meetings with President Trump by his assistant, Miss Li Chao Yang.  The U.S. National Security Agency ( NSA ) and the Central Intelligence Agency ( CIA ) had no information on file relating to Miss Li Chao Yang.  Wilbur Ross, a top advisor to President Trump, stated that: ” I have never met any individual who could speak in such depth on the many complex economic issues like Miss Li Chao Yang.”  U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, is alleged to have said: ” I have never seen a woman as beautiful as Miss Li Chao Yang.  Having met her, I may wish to extend my visit to China later this year. ”

Miss Li Chao Yang spoke to President Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, in Serbian, French, and Italian as well as in English.  Melania Trump is a talented linguist and speaks six languages.

The NSA and the CIA advised President Trump that Li Chao Yang may not be a human but may in fact be a Chinese robot who has been programmed with a version of AI that is fifty times as advanced as the American version of AI and is at least ten times as powerful as human intelligence.  Unfortunately this information soon leaked to members of the U.S. media and members of the U.S. Congress.  Susan Rice stated that she had no knowledge of the leaks and only lied and falsely manipulated information while Barack Obama was president.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul stated: ” As a medical doctor, I would be glad to conduct a physical examination on Miss Li Chao Yang and advise President Trump of the results. We must determine if the Chinese Government is using advanced humanoid robots to defeat the U.S. ”

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer stated: ” I demand to be present if Rand Paul conducts a physical exam on Li Chao Yang.  As a democrat, I know that a republican like Rand Paul will attempt to make this into a partisan issue. ”

U.S. Senator Richard Durban called for a congressional investigation to determine if China used advanced AI to help elect Donald Trump and defeat Hillary Clinton.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren stated that she had reliable sources who informed her that President Donald Trump spent three hours with Miss Li Chao Yang in the Lincoln Bedroom after one U.S.-China meeting.  Senator Warren called President Trump a male Chauvinist and called for a Senate Intelligence Committee meeting to determine if China used humanoid robots to help Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.

R. Van Conoley

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Kim Jong-Un : Dictator of Mass Destruction

On February 13, 2017, Kim Jong-Nam was murdered in an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Kim Jong-Nam was the half brother of North Korean Dictator, Kim Jong-Un.  Two women murdered this man by touching his face with VX, a lethal nerve agent.  The two women were seen before the murder with four North Korean men in the airport.

The assassination was ordered by Kim Jong-Un.  On March 6, 2017, North Korea tested four intermediate range missiles in a show of force timed to coincide with U.S.- South Korean military exercises. published an article on September 16, 2016, before the November Presidential election.  A quote from that article reads: ” … I greatly admire Donald Trump because he had the courage and the common sense to talk about this issue ( North Korea ) during the republican primary debates. ” No other republican presidential candidate had the courage to bring up this issue !

The United States fought a ” Police Action ” in Korea from June, 1950 to July, 1953 in which 33,652 American lives were lost.

It is indisputable that Kim J0ng-Un presents a clear and present danger to world peace and to the U.S. and to all countries in the Asian region., which has been extremely critical of the misuse of the U.S. military for the past 20 years, strongly urges President Trump to strike North Korea with extensive force that will destroy the North Korean military program and the North Korean nuclear program.  The U.S. has been pushed and dragged into wars time and time again.  Now the U.S. can avoid a future World War by striking North Korea with great force.  If carried out correctly the U.S. will not be required to place one American combat soldier on the ground in North Korea.

Please carry out your campaign ideas President Trump.  Of course it is not an easy decision, but failure to act is a far greater risk to the U.S. and to the world.

R. Van Conoley ( Editor’s Note: Go to the search box on this website’s home page and type in the words: Kim Jong-un. The click go and read carefully the article titled: ” Why I Like Donald Trump-Part 2. ” )


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The Federal Open Market Committee Meeting of March 14/2017

In a few hours, the Federal Open Market Committee will convene a meeting.  Do you know the names of the twelve members? Can you name one member? Two? Eight?

Do you know their schedule? Do you know their agenda? Please allow me to assist you since there is so much misinformation about the monetary policy of the U.S. Government.

There are seven members of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.  Each member is appointed to a fourteen year term by the President of the U.S. and approved by the U.S. Senate.  One Board member’s term expires once every two years.  So President Trump will get the opportunity to appoint a member to the Federal Reserve Board very soon. ( Working 14 hours a day is a realistic excuse for President Trump’s failure to fill all vacancies on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. )

Presently there are only five confirmed members of the seven person Federal Reserve Board.  They are: 1) Janet Yellen ( Chairperson ), 2) Stanley Fischer ( Vice Chair ), 3) Daniel Tarullo, 4) Jerome Powell, and 5) Lael Brainard. Seat 6 is vacant. Seat 7 is vacant.

The Federal Open Market Committee ( FOMC ) consists of the seven members of the Board of Governors of the Fed plus five Federal Reserve Bank Presidents.  The President of the New York Fed is always one of the five members of the Open Market Committee.  So, the FOMC consists of the seven Board Members of the Fed plus the Bank President of the New York Fed plus four other Fed Bank Presidents.

Besides the seven Fed Board members, the FOMC in 2017 will have 1) William Dudley of the New York Fed, 2) Charles Evans of the Chicago Fed, 3) Patrick Harper of the Philadelphia Fed, 4) Robert Kaplan of the Dallas Fed, and 5) Neel Kashkari of the Minneapolis Fed at all FOMC meetings in 2017.

So, the FOMC will have five board governors plus the five Fed Presidents.  That gives a total of ten members.  Will the FOMC meet with just ten members or will the Fed use one or two of the Alternate members?

Strange that the Fed did not state the names of members of the FOMC before the March 14-15/2017 meeting. We know ten of the FOMC members. Are they going with just ten or will they add one or two alternates? has long contended that the composition of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is far more important to the American People than the composition of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The result of the FOMC meetings of 3/14 and 3/15 will probably be an increase in an interest rate of 25 basis points or 0.25%.  This small increase in an interest rate controlled by the Fed will result in how investors all around the world view the wisdom of buying our debt.  Our debt is sold in short term obligations called T-Bills.  Our debt has longer term instruments called T-Bonds of various time parameters.  For example, a T-Bond with a ten year maturity will have a different interest rate than a T-Bond with a 20 year maturity.

Also, some stocks pay dividends.  When interest rates rise, investors usually want higher stock dividends or they will pay less for the stock.

Additionally, the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan are also having meetings this week ! The BOE and the BOJ also have the right to modify their interest rates.

Since a small increase in one interest rate like 0.25% can have such profound effects on the U.S. economy and the world economy, do you believe that the members of the Board of Governors  and the members of the Federal Open Market Committee are the best qualified individuals to make this important decision?

R. Van Conoley



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Time For FBI Director Comey To Be Removed From Office

Donald Trump, President of the U.S., stated that former President Obama either ordered or had knowledge of the tapping of candidate Donald Trump’s phones.  Now,  FBI Director James Comey asked the Justice Department to publicly reject this statement.

Who the hell does Comey think he is.  Trump never said that the FBI tapped his phones.  President Trump said that his phone was tapped.  Mr. Comey is best known for granting immunity to Hillary Clinton’s associates who had absolute and certain knowledge that Ms. Clinton had ordered an unsecured computer installed into her residence. Additionally Mr. Comey then stated that Ms. Clinton should not be prosecuted for her criminal acts.  If he had one ounce of integrity, Comey would have said: ” Here are the facts that the FBI has uncovered about Hillary Clinton.   Since the head of the Justice Department has recused herself from making a just decision regarding the prosecution of Ms. Clinton, I suggest that the U.S. Congress appoint a special prosecutor to determine if Ms. Clinton should be charged since this decision is not the responsibility of the FBI director.”

It is not foreign governments that I fear as an American.  I fear the politicalization of U.S. governmental agencies that should not be involved in partisan politics.  I fear Americans in high U.S. governmental offices who believe that they are above the laws of the U.S. I fear political appointees ,that have high security clearances, and who act in their best interests and in the best interests of a political party rather than in the ethical and moral interests of the American People and the U.S. Constitution.

I suggest that President Trump stop using the expression: ” Drain the swamp. ” It is time for President Trump to flush the cesspool of public corruption in Washington, D.C.

R. Van Conoley  ( Editor’s Note: It is time for the CIA, the NSA, the DIA, the DEA, the DHS, and all other intelligence agencies to understand that they are not TV celebrities. Agents of U.S. Intelligence should remain silent and loyal to the U.S. and the Justice Department should vigorously and severely prosecute any and all individuals who leak classified information. )

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President Trump-The First 200 Days * Part 2

There is a great amount of hypocritical concern that Russia spied on both the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee.  This is tantamount to stating that Russia’s spy satellites are taking pictures of U.S. military facilities.  Of course they are.  Both the U.S. and Russia spy on each other.

This website has stated clearly that at least five other countries hacked information from the U.S. About 98% of the information hacked came from Hillary Clinton’s e-mails.  In all probability Russia could not believe that Hillary Clinton would leave such valuable and top secret information on a totally unsecure computer.

When the CIA announced that Russia was hacking into U.S. computers, it was tantamount to stating that ” fish live in water.” Unfortunately the CIA did not stop the 9-11 attack on the U.S. and indeed that is the main job of the CIA.  Also, U.S. Intelligence did not stop the Tsarnaev Brothers from exploding bombs on April 15, 2013, at the Boston Marathon.  This is almost totally incomprehensible since President Putin of Russia sent agents to the U.S. to warn us about these Chechen Terrorists.

Now the extreme left is hypocritically demanding that there should be a major investigation to determine if Russia was spying on the U.S. and by implication was the Russian Government helping elect some candidates and defeat others?

What the totally corrupt left wing news media forgot to report is that the U.S. has a long history of attempting to influence elections throughout the world.  Professor Dov Levin of Carnegie Mellon University has amassed a large database on this subject.  Possibly members of congress might wish to read his works.

Unfortunately, Levin’s work does not include military coups and regime changes in countries where the U.S. initiated illegal actions like in Iran, Guatemala, and Chile to name just a few.  In 1948, the U.S. played a major role in Italy and helped defeat the Communist Party in that election.

Sometimes the U.S. Government and the CIA attempt to re-write history.  One horrific example of this is a book that was made into a movie titled: ” Charlie Wilson’s War. ” It was intended to redirect how Americans thought about recent history and was not intended to be a comedy !  However, the theme of the movie was so ludicrous that it became a joke !  The CIA and the U.S. government should cease attempting to influence public opinion and must cease attempting to promote one political party over another political party.  All U.S. Intelligence agencies must immediately cease public political involvement and devote all energies to protecting Americans from both foreign and domestic terrorists !

R. Van Conoley    ( Editor’s Note: Type Charlie Wilson into the search box at the top of the homepage on this website and then click go.  This website published an article about ” Charlie Wilson’s War ” in a humorous manner designed to demonstrate what a joke this book and movie was. )

Editor’s Note 2- Research Stuxnet Virus.  This was a major act of War not authorized by congress which employed the World Wide Web. The truth behind the Stuxnet Virus has been greatly distorted.  With each passing day, it seems that the job of the U.S. News media is not to report the news but to distort and re-write the news.

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Editorial Viewpoint

I condemn anti-Semitism directed against Jewish Americans.  I condemn anti-Semitism directed against Arab Americans. But most importantly, I condemn all forms of racial and religious bigotry used and employed by corrupt politicians to justify or excuse criminal behavior in any form by any race or group of Americans.  Additionally, I condemn much of the corrupt news media in the U.S. for their failure to fairly report and analyze the news.

The U.S. has a very serious problem with the failure of just and unbiased reporting of the news.  It is really a simple matter for the news media to separate factual news from opinions and editorials.

R. Van Conoley




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Laughter – Part 29

Imagine the Creator as a low comedian, and at once the world becomes explicable.

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President Trump – The First 200 Days * Part 1

The November, 2016, election resulted in the de facto destruction of the Democrat Party.  The Democrat Party was destroyed on the federal level, the state level, the county level, and even the local levels.

A sane and sensible response by the severely damaged Democrat Party would entail a thoughtful plan constructed in accordance with the U.S. Constitution that would clearly propose ideas and programs that would result in a resurgence of the Democrat Party in November, 2018.  However, the remains of the defeated and totally discredited Democrat Party are centered on a campaign of hatred toward Donald Trump.  The moderate and sensible individuals, like former U.S. Senator James Webb, have both the decency and the common sense to understand that these acts of hatred are not only unwise and dangerous, but will lead to the total destruction of the Democrat Party.  This website, and this website alone, will examine how hatred will act as a unifying agent for the remaining ultra left extremists in the Democrat Party.  Also, this website, and this website alone, will analyze how the use of hatred by the Alt-Left can effect the U.S. and American Citizens.

Mass social movements can arise without a belief in a God or a godlike person, but no mass movement can exist without a belief in a devil or an individual to hate and revile.  The extremists and functional illiterates on the Alt-Left have very unwisely selected Donald Trump to be their devil.  The strength of a mass social movement is proportionate to the vividness and tangibility of its devil.  In order to keep a social movement in operation, it is of vital importance to select a worthy enemy to become their devil.

While the author of this article detests the Nazi Movement in pre World War II Germany, Hitler was able to understand that a “successful” leader must concentrate all hatred on a single foe.  When Hitler selected the Jew as his devil, he peopled the entire world outside of Germany with Jews or those who worked for them.  ” Behind England stands Israel, and behind France, and behind the United States. ” ( Quoted by Herman Rauschnining, HITLER SPEAKS, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1940, page 234.)

Like an ideal deity, the ideal devil is omnipotent and omnipresent.  Donald Trump is an extremely poor selection by the Alt-Left as an ideal devil.  To even qualify as an effective devil, an enemy must be of foreign ancestry.  Donald Trump is an American who has a long established successful American heritage.  Continuing to attack Donald Trump as the devil of the Alt-Right makes the remaining Democrats appear vulgar, vile, and reprehensible.

The few remaining Alt-Left democrats feel that the American People committed a crime against them by voting for Donald Trump.  The relationship between grievance and hatred is not simple nor direct since released hatred is seldom directed against the individuals guilty of wrongdoing and immoral criminal actions !  Russians, bullied by Stalin’s secret police, were easily taught to hate ” capitalist warmongers.” Germans, aggrieved by the Versailles Treaty, avenged themselves by exterminating Jews.  Zulus, who were oppressed by Boers, killed Hindus.  Poor Southern Americans exploited immorally by Dixiecrats, lynched innocent Blacks.

The social movement by the Alt-Left in 2017, springs much more from self contempt than any legitimate grievance created by Donald Trump.  The Alt-Left movement is vile and un-American and will self destruct without creating anything of real and lasting value for honest and law abiding Americans.

While the Alt-Left movement is in the process of self destruction, a great opportunity exists for a new American third party.  The real threat to the growing power and influence of Donald Trump can only come from a powerful and positive counter movement.  Fortunately for Donald Trump, the extremely biased news media is so focused upon the Alt-Left that a positive force with aggressive new ideas would remain unnoticed in 2017 !

R. Van Conoley

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