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What prompted my needing to replace the
monopolies and free myself from being stressed out at the mailbox for
electricity, water, sewer, and gas monopoly bills, among the fact that
it was a monopoly that stole my mother into servitude. With relative
certainty I'm sure some other of you old folk can
remember wishing mom was around (but she was at work), as a child.
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But enough of the Freudian crap.
The concrete base that monopoly had played in the lives of others was
paved with example after example (and I'll not be trying to dig up
every one of those examples here).
But to relate some evidence that monopoly was not the way to God, for
me, was an occurrence with
a quasi-governmental company called FGUA. Now FGUA had come
to our Florida town and took over several water plants. When they did,
my community as a whole received some VERY outlandish
bills for water which were completely and obviously
extreme. See, here's the game, they sent everyone bills for
water with a slightly higher fee for that water. But that's not
the profiteering racket, raising prices seems to be the norm with these
types of capitalists. The prices were not only
erroneously priced, but the amounts of water being used was incorrect
across the board (in our community in Florida). I'm 53 and
feeling 90 these days but probably still have the video to this very
day of my landlord, not wanting to evict me for my refusal to pay the
extortion money (for product I obviously could not have used, ie.
enough water to fill a large swimming pool when I only ran a small
computer shop), so I gave the ultimatum, I'm not paying that bill
anymore. I ended up enacting my own well for
water (we were only 6 foot from the aquifer beneath so it was not a
surprise to hit water), and told the water company to turn off their
water and that it was no longer wanted to have life disrupted by a
mistake or otherwise. The real damage came
due to their having claimed a higher usage. For instance,
my computer repair shop that had been receiving the same amount of
variable water for years suddenly would have to have a 40foot pool in
the back yard for what the water company was claiming I used. And not
just me! Remember, this was ACROSS THE BOARD TO EVERYONE
As an example, Remember how Enron was played out? This is a similar
game, it's a numbers game, and how it works is that
1in10 will not do anything but complain (but will pay because there are
no real consumer protections anymore),
another 1 in 10 will die before they can do anything about it (and
direct-deposit payment will ensure that the overage is not rectified
and that a monopoly has profited where it has not sown), and another 1
in 10 will become incarcerated before they
can make that call to rectify the overage...(don't laugh, statistically
speaking it's a fact that our once-free nation now incarcerates more of
its own people than most all other countries COMBINED), 1 in 10 people
will become ill or hit by a car or any
number of possible deterrents from prompt action (and their
direct-deposit will ensure that the monopoly keep their UN-earned
I can go on for two days with all the
myriad of possible assurances availed to the monopolies that wrong is
right. See, even if half of the people remain stout through
the phone-buffers, and public relations group of the monopoly, in an
effort to rectify THEIR wrong, and even if that half get their money
back, the other half that died or simply paid it off because they were
too busy to notice, the rest
leftover is simply sheer profit for the house (the monopoly).
One of the neighbors within my community affected by the gross
caused by the egregious actions of FGUA, was an old man. That old man
owned a busy
custom tire store on US19 and had just prior to the overage returned to
his store to receive the ridiculous bill for water, water he could not
possibly have used. He had been at that store for probably
since his parents owned it. That old guy ran into the
damning control of the monopoly when they turned his water off for
refusing to pay the WRONG amount. We're not talking a few
hundred gallons here, in my case it was a few thousand gallons
overage! Whereas my poor
old neighbor stood proud not willing to be manipulated and
extorted. Though he was visibly not recuperated from the
hospital he had recently been released from, for weeks he had to
put his pride in the corner and come
to my store to ask for water, and not just him! In
Florida, the predominant number of people are on fixed-incomes
due to their age, soon after FGUA sent our community those bills a
number of people simply were put out of their homes because of the
unplanned snowball effect. When you are on a "fixed"
(fixed for whom?) income, there is surely no room for unexpected and
undeserved exploded costs (this is not an
exaggeration, the timing was right in the middle of the banking / real
estate "scandals" so many ended up leaving the homes they thought
they'd be dying in).
The aforementioned is only one example, though long-winded, of
why I ended up wanting to
rid my life of monopoly control as much as possible. Then
there's the religious reasons, "be ye separate" and "let thine own
cisterns water thee".
Understand one thing, in our 2018 lives, the first blow is always
from the monopoly control. We don't ever wake up and expect the
monopoly to give us anything for free. But when the monopoly
adds a fee erroneously, we turn dumb.
But NOT this time! The overage prompted me to go
down to Harbor Freight to purchase a 110v water pump, and Home
miscellaneous pipes and filters, and began to read and watch the videos
on how to create your own well (and to my surprise, there was already a
well on the property!). As already stated, the area of Florida
was only 6 feet above the underground water supply (the aquifer) and it
ran right under our community!
So, with the aid of the well pump, water became
Not with monopoly control, they still sent us a bill each and every
though we discontinued using their "product" and declined their
"service". That's right, the plutocrats instituted a new
"law" allowing their monopolies to send you and I a bill for no product
and no service. The friendly epithet is referred to as an
"availability of service fee". Can you imagine
that? I was furious and simply had to find a way to get rid
of this chain of manipulation, profiteering, and racketeering. My
Bible says "be ye separate" and "let thine own cisterns water thee",
the "powers that be" stated it was a law that I must give them money
every month (for nothing).
So what did I do? Well as luck would have it, I
refused to pay it, for one. I was renting that building and
owner he can evict me but I refuse to be extorted. For fear
of a Lien by the monopoly over his property, the landlord paid
(ensuring that the monopoly won still). The Bible says
"fear is NOT of God", but this
landlord was lined up with the rest of the cattle to the
slaughter (a Lien against his property would be the inevitable next
step to force him to pay whatever the monopoly dictated....or become
more indebted trying to fight the issue in their
The video I still probably have to this day, is of the landlord and I
having a dispute because of the monopoly error and my unwillingness to
pay. I remember how he erupted out of the store and I
followed to hear his angry words....I remember him grabbing a steel
pipe in which to lift up the water main cover that was in our parking
lot and then stooping to visually compare the bill's stated amount and
that of the meter in the ground WHICH WAS STILL IN THE OFF
POSITION. I remember him shutting
up when he saw with his own eyes.
But, as luck would have
it, God sent a storm that knocked down the ceiling and roof and flooded
the building which was my clear cue to leave ";-) You don't stick
around when a roof falls in!
I had been
contemplating leaving anyway because of this fgua issue and saw the
storm as something from a higher decision-maker.
Luckily, since moving to Ohio, people like Mr. Tim seen below,
proved to be a great
help in overcoming some deficiencies. He donated dozens of
canning jars which today hold pickles, peppers, and tomato
sauces. He brought jackets and tarps and pens and pads and
shoes and dammit if that aint from God then I don't know what is!
And if I'm going to mention Tim, I ought to mention Vickie (who just
today brought a supply of flour for the bread machine simply because I
mentioned it!). This is my sweet dear friend,
Vicksters. I have yet to find a button to push with her
(no, seriously...she is incapable of being angry...I've tried). She
even brought me the first apple tree and had she not done so, I'd
die never probably ever having obtained one! The next generation
will eat from the tree she made happen.
And if I'm going to mention Vickie, I ought to mention the greatest
contributor to kenny-kind, my mom:
Too bad it is socially shameful for an old man such as myself to rant
about all that his mother does for him.
Truth be told, she has made these final years my best years on this
She's the reason I ended up in Ohio. I was actually off on my way to
Montana (but that's a long story).
So let's talk a more recent example of how monopoly control, when the
monopoly board only holds a couple of players, may have
impinged. Enter: Columbia Gas. Columbia Gas was
ousted a couple of years
ago after they pulled a fast one on the bill they sent to me. So by
antics the money saved after paying it off and demanding they remove
that meter forever from the house, was allocated toward a generator (a
Initially the gas monopoly was merely being disconnected for the
spring/summer months. I had done this the year prior and
probably the year prior to that, disconnecting service because it was
not needed during the warmer months. However, this time the
monopoly was unable to send one of their field
persons to come and disconnect the service promptly. They,
rather choosing to wait for
solitary DAY into the next billing cycle, manipulated an
additional amount of money due to the disconnect running into
another billing cycle (extorted, manipulated, coerced,
profiteered, racketeered, and the ilk, pick your word). So
now that the gas monopoly is gone, probably a couple of years now, I've
been able to purchase new types of metals that I might not have
invested in prior.
I also have one less entity telling me I owe them
something each and every month.
There are many more examples to why monopolies have paved the way for
our need to DO SOMETHING.
This ought to be enough to seal the need: http://usdebtclock.org
You have one chance to do something.
*Pending my next paragraph entitled: Decommissioning the U.S. by the
Monopolies (stay tuned to that bat channel kids). Until then,
peace be unto you and yours and I hope you have a good day (or evening).
THIS CONCLUDES THE
Our Nation CAN do Better!