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THE JOB WE GOTTA DO The Responsibility of a Creator

13 Oct

”The Job We Gotta Do” was the sentiment of FRC s annual conservative action conference was capsulized in five words uttered by Texas Representative Louis Gohmert who showed up for a TownHall noting, at the Get Go, the Legislators trek cross town was timed. Votes in the House were imminent. The Legislators connecting to voters was of priority.

America is in shutdown. She is hurting. The great experiment is crashing under Hubris.

Representative Gohmert says  America is at the place it is now because a conversation is not going on making it clear, to him, that compromises are not part of the conversation of budget and appropriations. Gohmert said anyone who does not see it coming, has a surprise thanking the Becket Fund for stepping up to fight the battles leading the charge needed to take America back for We The People not Some Of The People.

Gohmert said it is important for people to be heard. A woman asked, how can we pray for Legislators. Louie paused, said, I don’t need wisdom prayed for, I need Wisdom, adding patting the backs of his fellow Legislators on the panel, maybe they need courage. Reps Jim Jordan and Steve Scalise are new to the battle. Gohmert has been on the Hill for decades fighting the fight he takes across the aisle Democrats say never gets crossed. Gohmert went to the Black Tie and Boots Ball in 2012 even though the Democrats won. Asked why, Gohmert answered he felt being there was important with his being a legislator for Texans not just Conservative Texans.

Rep Jordan wanted Americans to know how fundamental this battle is. Gohmert said it is important for the Justices to know the sentiment of Americans in the shadow of Roe versus Wade. A woman told Louie to tell his fellow Legislators to ‘listen to us, We are the people.’ Louie, with a sense of humor almost as long as the drive from the Texas airport to Dallas said the audience cannot be accused of sleeping with a judge because he is not a judge anymore, teased that his sessions subbing FRC leader Tony Perkins, are a barometer of how much Tony Perkins is liked and Louie is not, with the audience always anxious when Perkins is back at the mic.

Lady, it is simple, Gohmert explained, you want to do something, if you write your legislator once every six months, that is not enough. Write them every month.

Michelle Bachman was an unexpected speaker, wearing her signature white dress with angel caplet sleeves. Michelle brought swags. Swag is that gift moments someone leaves an event with. The event Michelle claimed the swag, more like a trophy, from was the storming of the Lincoln Memorial with 600 citizens barred from seeing the Lincoln Memorial under the charade of Government cuts. Bachman told of her jog during the House’s being kept in DC for the weekend adressing the Budget battle a few days shy of the Debt date. Michelle jogged up on an Honor Flight tour, vets flown in, with charitable donations, to see their Memorial before they pass. Donations? A trickle compared to dollars poured in to AIDS support. I had covered Ashley Judd’s AIDS gala back to back with a Honor Flight visit. Ashley Judd got $500 million from government and other findings. Honor Flight? They were over the moon with a check for $29k.

Michelle Bachman’s swag? The Police Line Yellow Tape which she held high above her head championing Americans need to stand up and take their tax paid monument access back. Bachman told the story of the inn keeper at a national park area shut down when police cruisers, blue lights flashing, showed up on his doorstep. Bachman told him to get out there with his camera and take photos. It got better yet, Bachman told. Utah. There are something’s that can’t be controlled or roped in like Mother Nature. It snowed. And when the snow plows came along to clear the road, the plows did just that, too, pushing off the cliff the orange cones Federal workers set up to block taxpayers from the dollar funded pullovers and roads.

Bachman shared her fears which, an election ago, became the warning that felled Sara Palin from serious politics- Death Panels. They are a coming and may even be here as Americans looking in to Obamacare are discovering and is a real concern, Michelle expressed, impacting her family healthcare  business. Bachman asked if Obamacare will shut a c-section in process. Bachman asked, who would have thought hunters who paid for their pheasant hunting season passed would be barred from their shooting rights.

Bachman warned that Obamacare is consequential for Obamacare and the US economy. It is. Care First Blue Cross has notified subscribers they are no longer excluded from a gender change surgery. The question Bachman did not ask is for the benefit of audience what are our options. There are nine options.

And, Bachman said, what is at risk is the answer to America being a Police Line state or a Congressional Democracy. Bachman told her Family Research Council audience, at the FRC’s Value Voters Summit at DC ‘s Omni Shoreham  in North West DC. Bachman said this isn’t a time for caving, this is a time for standing.

Bachman said she is proud of the leadership in the House. Michelle said she sees a resolve that people count. Michelle wondered out load a people can be forced to buy a product they don’t want from a website that does not work.

Constitutional democracy? no. Bachman said. It is a Constitutional Republic. Choice? That or a Police state. Battles count, said Bachman, from the days of Charlemagne to present date. And, she asked, if the NSA has been looking at Private Data, she cautioned, they have not seen anything yet, so battles out, she said. One needs to know when to fight and the time is now.

Alveda King a niece of Martin Luther King Jr chortled at her luck coming up on stage after Michelle Bachman. King comes from a mixed background- Republican and Democrat. Bringing people together King said will come about when people look back, seeing how far they have come and fat they have to go. King said the attack on a religion began years back. King said the man who came to the FRC with enough ammo kill everyone in the building, finding his way to the FRC building, guided by the Southern California Law Center.

2nd Vote talked about their APP, a site that helps people Vote Twice- once at the polling booth and the second time at the store knowing the rankings of retailers of product that reflects, often, politics- slaver, trafficking, grooming.

Oh yes, the Rockstars were there- Cruz, Rubio, Forbes, Paul. Noticeably absent were Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and Sean Hannity. FRC is a gathering of Faith. Politic is present. Faith dominates. The Old Guard was set aside for prayer, warmth and hugs. Yet, the last speaker in the Grand Ballroom, left the gathered puzzled.

Glen Beck has made a name for himself building an empire that is affording him toys some of which he brought with in a Show and Educate session with the audience. Beck brought with his binder filled with patches worn by Jews, under force, by the Nazis. Beck didn’t bring one. The one he was looking for, he had left backstage. He had it brought to him. Who collects patches worn by prisoners who died with faith and abandonment on their life.

Then Beck showed off the compass George Washington owned since age 14. Beck noted the compass was worn from rubbing. Beck said he carries the compass with him at times finding himself distractedly rubbing his thumb in the same track George Washington did when he was discovering America. Beck talked about Washington at age 14 surveying land in Indian country while 14 year olds today worry about Beck talked about Tesla, and GE, and Westinghouse and Edison. Did you know Edison photographed a tortured Topsy The Elephant being electrocuted with a battery setup Edison conceived of? The audience quieted at the seguy revelation. Beck talked about his own family and dinner time. Beck talked about Baby Knauer, point being, Beck made, is to not rely on ‘media’ to decide what to think or how to know. Read. And learn, history repeats itself and where the future is shaping up should be a fright to everyday citizens.

Beck wrapped up talking on Tesla, not the car. Tesla was an inventor who came to America, earned his fortune but at one time gave it back. Tesla understood accomplishment and giving back to a place he called home. Truly. Tesla gave back stocks and holdings. Final note….
Beck observed that Obama has the support of GE, Comcast, ABC, movies, Hollywood and a low approval rating than Bush 3 points higher at this time.
Games and an App. In contrast to today’s youth told they are children until age 26.

Second Vote present their App on how a vote continues after the election.

Beck said stay true to your self and chart your course. Leadership isnt getting it right. Short of Clint Eastwood ‘s chair during the campaign, Republicans lack theatre of politics the Democrats are mastering.

Day Two of the FRC, while believers were being energized, Congress was dealing political theatre under “In God We Trust” above the Speaker’s Bench House side. One after the other after the other, Democratic legislators spoke out script, a message on point, differing in voice and delivery. It was masterful theatre, Politics on Point.

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AM WILD ABOUT NEVADA HARRYs LAW OF THE LAND DECLARATION…. YUP:

28 Sep

Harry Reid made his point government looming shutdown in the Budget Debate – four words- THE LAW OF THE LAND. Nevada’s Tax Haven makes Harry’s Laws different from the Land.

The law of America is to pay taxes and to cooperate with the IRS. Nevada is one of two states that wont share information with the IRS. Nevada is one of a few states that is a magnet for corporations layering shell corporations Nevada holds its state to a different authority. Harrys. As far back as 2006, Congress was holding hearings into Harry’s Home State (http://www.keytlaw.com/irs/061114test.htm). The difference between 2006 and 2013, it takes seconds on line to support that Harry has been playing Houdini with monies that should be making AMERICA’s bottom line healthier rather listen to Harry’s Home State commercials, ‘What happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas.” Not anymore- courtesy of proponents of the Free Internet, administration, Search Engines and ISPs.

The vitriol of the politics is unsustainable. People are being scared to death. The Talking Points on Cspan and other shows has become vile. Legislators get on and slam colleagues. Callers in repeat the same nonsense being repeated show to show to show. There isn’t much to argue with when documents that were filed are put forth.

So, concurrent to the conversation of Technology hiding billions, domestically and/or overseas, and the conversation about Bitcoins, the newest con game in town, the Usual Suspects: Nevada, Delaware, Texas and California including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Oracle and a few unexpected diamonds…

Heads of Google? Facebook? Microsoft? Apple? Taking people’s Intellectual Property? Democrats. NOT Conservatives yet both companies have all types of people working there point being the decision to take people’s private information and sell it isn’t a Right Wing Conspiracy.

Google- home state Senator Feinstein and Boxer. Same for Facebook, both of whom have Corporations filed as Foreign Entities in Nevada, Texas and Delaware, Safe Harbors they hide behind in their effort to avoid paying for the coming Judicial Decisions for Rocking The Rico and Abuse of Fair Use. 38 Hits for Google in Delaware. 11 Hits for Google in Texas. 14 Hits in Nevada (give or take a few in each state).  Microsoft? Washington state- Patty May. Apple? Home state- Cupertino, California.

Facebook- home state Senator Feinstein and Boxer. 3 Hits in Nevada, 9 Hits I Delaware including Facebook Beirut LLC/Payments/Services/Investor Group/Operations/Global Holdings. In California, home state? 3 Hits. Facebook Payments/Sales and Inc. Texas? 3 Hits. And the fun fact that Facebook is homed in CA at 1 Hacker Way in Menlo Park.

Microsoft Network LLC, a Washington State (Patti May) mailing address claims a State of Formation in Delaware (Joe Biden) and has a Texas Taxpayer number yet failed to register am SOS Registration Date, Registered Agent name or Registered office address. (https://ourcpa.cpa.state.tx.us/coa/servlet/cpa.app.coa.CoaGetTp?Pg=tpid&Search_Nm=microsoft%20&Button=search&Search_ID=30119174875)

In the state of Nevada, 1.17% tax is supposed to be collected on gross wages with payroll over what used to be $62,500, slightly hard to do if the Foreign Entity doesn’t make that Declaration.

Nevada has beacoup Registered Agents some of who are national companies. The Corporation Trust Company of Nevada lists a registration of over 43,500 business entities in Nevada.  National Registered Agents, Inc of NV  represents 19,275 entities. Nevada Corporate Planners Inc register over 5395 companies. Some like Braemar represent only two. It seems the Apple does not fall far from its genre.  United States Corporation Agents, Inc. lists 23,670 foreign corporations, a few of which are Squanto LLC, an active corporation listed at 2269 Chestnut Street in San Francisco CA 94123. Managing member? Paul Francis Pelosi Jr.

(http://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=WVYFdWMr5BXsVfOUxPehzA%253d%253d

) Natural Blue Resources listed out of Santa Fe New Mexico at the adress of 200 W Devargas St 7, 87501, with Paul Pelosi Jr, (president and secretary) affiliated with DATAMEG CORPORATION out of Delaware; Petrus Capitol Holdings one of two Business entities under registered agent “SERGIO ADAMI”, and the other, TISQUANTUM FERTILIZER COMPANY INC. (http://nvsos.gov/SOSEntitySearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=1hZILBjyWFb%252bvSKGOs%252b6Cw%253d%253d&nt7=0) According to (http://www.trademarkia.com/squantos-secret-fertilizer-85163214.html)

On Thursday, October 28, 2010, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for “Squanto’s Secret Fertilizer” by Tisquantum Fertilizer Company Inc   Henderson, NV 89052. The USPTO has given the “Squanto’s Secret Fertilizer” trademark serial number of 85163214. The current federal status of this trademark filing is ABANDONED- no statement of its use was filed.The correspondent listed for “Squanto’s Secret Fertilizer” is Tisquantum Fertilizer Company Inc    of 2850 W Horizon Ridge Parkway Suite 200, Henderson Nevada, 89052, . The “Squanto’s Secret Fertilizer” trademark is filed in the category of “Chemical Products.” The description provided to the USPTO for “Squanto’s Secret Fertilizer” is Fertilizers. The owner of US Trademark No. 85163214, include Tisquantum Fertilizer Company, Inc   Inc and the “other” company registered  by Sam Adami, being, Petrus Capital Holdings Inc. On  October 28, 2010, the trademark, Squantos Secret Fertilizer was filed. The trademark was accepted on April 19 2011.  January 16 2012, the trademark was abandoned.

The Registered Agent, Secretary and Treasurer of Tisquantum Fertilizer Company Inc, as of 2013, according to the online Nevada Department of Corporations, are Adami. Paul F Pelosi is listed as a Director in 2013. The company president is Xu Hu. A director of the company is Paul F Pelosi. The given adress for all is 2830 W HORIZON RIDGE PKWY, Henderson NV 89052.

The irony of the trademark, albeit abandoned, Squantos Secret Fertilizer is named after an Indian, whose other name was, shock, Tisquantum, the name of the company Paul F was listed as director of in 2013. Tisquantum born, died and buried in Massachussets (Burial Hill, Plymouth, MA) must be rolling over in his grave to be so dishonored with a Fertilizer Company named after him. Tisquantum was the Native American who assisted the Pilgrims after their first winter in the New World and was integral to their survival, according to Wikipedia. If Paul Pelosi can sit as a Director on a company for Fertilizer in 2013 then surely Dan Snyder wont be slammed anymore for a the historic name of his football team.

 

Natural Blue Resources, Inc., a development stage company, engages exploration, acquisition, and development of various interrelated ‘green’ businesses, including waste stream recycling, plastic and steel recycling, and a ‘print responsibly’ business segment that would use recycled printing processes both online and in the traditional print process. Subsidiaries The company’s principal direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries include EcoWave, LLC a Delaware limited liability company (EcoWave) and Natural Blue Steel, Inc., a Delaware corporation (NBS). (http://corp.delaware.gov/pdfs/whycorporations_english.pdf)

Delaware posts to its website “More than 1,000,000 business entities have their legal home in Delaware including more than 50% of all U.S. publicly-traded companies and 64% of the Fortune 500. Businesses choose Delaware because we provide a complete package of incorporation services including modern and flexible corporate laws. Delaware offers remote agents (http://www.corp.delaware.gov/remoteagts.shtml)”

EcoWave holds the worldwide, excluding the Republic of Korea, use and manufacturing license to patents and technology rights for waste treatment using microwave technology. Kaleida Eco Ventures, Inc. (Kaleida) is licensing the technology for use in waste treatment plants located in Korea. Kaleida is the manufacturer of the equipment which EcoWave intends to market and sell. It is intended that EcoWave would sell waste treatment equipment into which is incorporated a proprietary process to third parties who would treat waste. In December 2009, EcoWave purchased the pilot unit necessary to allow EcoWave to facilitate a hand review of the process and establish small scale residual processing. Natural Blue Steel The company has formed NBS to operate in the recycled steel market. The company, through NBS, intends to make arrangements for the purchase and subsequent resale of recycled steel, through the acquisition of abandoned buildings, which it would demolish to recover and sell the scrap steel. NBS’ principal product and service would be the identification and procurement of recycled steel predominantly from old warehouses throughout North America and then the dismantling, cutting, and transporting of scrap steel to its end customer. History Natural Blue Resources, Inc. was founded in 2009..

Nevada incorporators claim Nevada provides a layer of privacy and anonymity.

Banks are supposed to contact Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to verify you’re not on a “watch list” before you open an account.  OFAC is a department within the US Treasury of which the IRS is the collection arm. While the Nevada Secretary of State doesn’t collect stockholder information, corporations and LLC’s must file for a state business license, fill out the application asking for names, addresses, date of birth and the SSN of all the owners, and pay a $100 fee.   (http://nevadavirtualoffice.com/Nevada_irs_information_sharing_agreement.htm)Nevada Virtual Information says Harry’s state of Nevada sells their information to clearinghouses.  “These data firms sell their data to ChoicePoint.  This company provides data mining and database services to the IRS.”  NVO advises companies, if you want your information NOT sold… grin… be nice to Wild Shot Cheney in that his home state of Wyoming doesn’t sell corporation information nor  collect stockholder data either.  IRS employees know how to use the internet and can log unto the NV Secretary of State website. But when Registered Agents have thousands of foreign corporations they represent, the time needed to go through each and every Registered Agent clients is daunting.

The jump to dump DOCS has been the best and the worst thing in the history of the world. A stalker can find a target; the IRS only needs to search “CASH” “Food” and a zipcode.” Harry had his Department of Corporations put their database on line, as did Nancy Pelosi, Patty May, and every other leader, Senate, House, Republican or Democrat, black, white, pink, immigrant born or native son. The IRS will be raking bucks in chasing people down. Every brother, mother and well intentioned customer just wanting to give a Shout Out on YELP to their FAVE has become a blogger. It was just a matter of timing Harry’s Home State of Nevada would be outed by his own words, THE LAW OF THE LAND, a brief history of which is at the end of this piece.    

The anger heard from the people is being misdirected. The people’s anger should be launched at Legislators who came so ill prepared to this debate with poor research provided by staff. IF this is about the people then Patty May owes her constituents an apology for knowing her whale is swimming in Harry’s and Joe’s and other states ponds when those diverted Tax Dollars are needed back home. As should Governor Jerry Brown be slamming his constituents for hoarding money in every political duckout pillow when Home State needs a handout.

As for Texas, Ted- 21 hours is to be applauded, black sneaker et al but the point would have been better made having a staff who figured this out and given you the millions of corporations names hiding in Delaware and Nevada to make the point, there IS money and Harry, Nancy, Joe (and Texas, Wyoming, etc) are hoarding the caching that will even out America’s bottom line. Put the Bucks Data before the people? Mr. Obama is always wanting people to tell him what to do…. The Internal Revenue Service will be doing just that. Be nice to them. Quoting the USPTO, ‘we dont write the laws, we just enforce what Legislators write.’ The IRS is in lockstep with Mr. Obama as enforcement for Data Gathering on who has how much, have they paid, insured and all is the IRS is supposed to bird dog bag to the President. Watch, more ‘Manchins’ whose home states are hurting will come on board the Back The Budget and Get Off The Obamacare train…. Remember… courtesy, Google, Facebook, et al? The IRS is watching you and you and you and you… And reconsider, staff who should have done this digging and ‘reporters’ when what Legislators really need are damn good investigators who look beyond headlines even Legislators have resorted to citing as inspiration…

So to Recap with a bit of Taxes History Lesson Courtesy of the IRS. Think about Squanto at Thanksgiving time. Consider this his gift, round two. Squanto met the English ship the Mayflower when it  landed, in 1620, on the shores inhabited by the Pokanoket. It was Squanto who welcomed the newcomers and taught them how to survive. When the harvest was gathered, the Pilgrims and Indians feasted together–a tradition that continues hundreds of years later.

(http://www.irs.gov/uac/Historical-Highlights-of-the-IRS)

1862 – President Lincoln signed into law a revenue-raising measure to help pay for Civil War expenses. The measure created a Commissioner of Internal Revenue and the nation’s first income tax. It levied a 3 percent tax on incomes between $600 and $10,000 and a 5 percent tax on incomes of more than $10,000.

1872 – Income tax repealed.

1909 – President Taft recommended Congress propose a constitutional amendment that would give the government the power to tax incomes without apportioning the burden among the states in line with population. Congress also levied a 1 percent tax on net corporate incomes of more than $5,000.

1913 – As the threat of war loomed, Wyoming became the 36th and last state needed to ratify the 16th Amendment. The amendment stated, “Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration.” Later, Congress adopted a 1 percent tax on net personal income of more than $3,000 with a surtax of 6 percent on incomes of more than $500,000. It also repealed the 1909 corporate income tax. The first Form 1040 was introduced.

1918 – The Revenue Act of 1918 raised even greater sums for the World War I effort. It codified all existing tax laws and imposed a progressive income-tax rate structure of up to 77 percent.

1919 – The states ratified the 18th Amendment, barring the manufacture, sale or transport of intoxicating beverages. Congress passed the Volstead Act, which gave the Commissioner of Internal Revenue the primary responsibility for enforcement of Prohibition. Eleven years later, the Department of Justice assumed primary prohibition enforcement duties.

1931 – The IRS Intelligence Unit used an undercover agent to gather evidence against gangster Al Capone. Capone was convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years.

1942 – The Revenue Act of 1942, hailed by President Roosevelt as “the greatest tax bill in American history,” passed Congress. It increased taxes and the number of Americans subject to the income tax. It also created deductions for medical and investment expenses.

1952 – President Truman proposed his Reorganization Plan No. 1, which replaced the patronage system at the IRS with a career civil service system. It also decentralized service to taxpayers and sought to restore public confidence in the agency.

1953 – President Eisenhower endorsed Truman’s reorganization plan and changed the name of the agency from the Bureau of Internal Revenue to the Internal Revenue Service.

1961 – The Computer Age began at IRS with the dedication of the National Computer Center at Martinsburg, W.Va.

A picture is worth a thousand words. ENOUGH of saying the Republicans are elitist and 1%. Not one of the documents below is from a company headed by a Republican…. The scans below are worth millions in much needed tax dollars and NOW you know why I am Wild About Harry…. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

 

THE INCONVENIENCY OF AL GOREs INCONVENIENT TRUTHS:

5 Jan

They say everything old is new again. Truth. Or when jawing about Al Gore everything old is a Convenient Truth again. Back when Al testified Hill House & Senate about Climate warning, I wrote a piece that was later sent forward to Climate Depot, a Truther when it came to Climate warning Al Gore was hyping globally. Yes, Tipper the Dipper was still with him. It was a matter of time either she would implode or he would explode. Seems both happened. Marc Morano was a former key staffer of Senator Jim Inhofe a continual terrier to Al Gore’s tall tales…

I thought it timed well to bring this piece out of the archives now that Al has cashed in on those green from the sale of CURRENT to Qatar. You do know Al Gore is on the advisory boards of both Apple and Google. Do take a moment to look for me recent posting QATAR PLAYS AMERICA. Of course, there is more to the story…… wink. Isnt there always? Love to be in the committee room when Issa Investigates takes a peek at the Convenient Truths of Al Gore…

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A CONVENIENT UNTRUTH WITH PUBLIC TRUST:

There is something to be said about the Internet. Convenient truths post in perpetuity. Wikipedia, not known for always getting information right, disseminates some of that virtual legend that in time becomes accepted as lore then lingers, virtually, forever after.

A Wikipedia posting stated Al Gore’s Live Earth was held on the Mall in Washington DC. Not quite. Smithsonian’s annual Folklife Festival took place on the Mall. Gore’s Live Earth did not. The former Vice president and CEO of Live Earth snuck his one act semblance of Live Earth into the National Museum of the American Indian’s Mother Earth day lineup planned held in the distant shadow of the nation’s Capitol building. Testifying twice in the Capitol on the same day, once in the House, once in the Senate, Gore, despite his prior application for a West Lawn Live Earth concert denied by legislators, Gore, salesman setting the green world afire, was determined to have his way. An environmental personification of Robert Preston’s character in The Music Man with his convincing audiences invisible carbon credits can be measured, weighed, bought and sold, of the many facts disclosed in his Capitol Hill testimony, few recall disclosures carbon credits he brokers benefit his partnership with Native Energy, LLC. Being a Native American owned has perks. Benefitting partners, even non Native American partners.

The described stealth presidential candidate for 2008 has had a bang up year. The Nobel Peace Prize committee announced the former Tennesseean ½ a Nobel Peace winner for his “efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change” and laying foundations “for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.” Being ½ a Nobel Peace laureate was less of the icing on Gore’s cake than he thought.  Albert Arnold Gore Jr. stood inside the Oval Office alongside other American Nobel Peace Prize recipients in a grip and grin with the man who beat him in the 2000 presidential race, Republican President George Bush. Gore’s appearance in the Oval Office was less about the prize. Speculation is it was sweet revenge, the speculation being fueled by Gore and Tipper failing to join in the Swedish embassy’s symposium for Peace Prize’s American winners earlier that same day. Departing the White House compound, the former resident of Number One Observatory Circle, the Vice President’s residence, was humbled as a man. Life is karmic. Al’s limo failed to pick him and Tipper up, on time, forcing the couple to walk Washington’s version of a paparazzo gauntlet, a half a dozen White House credentialed press striving for a, questionable, money shot of Hollywood’s newest Golden Child.

Gore’s documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” had won 18 awards including an Oscar, becoming the 4th highest grossing documentary behind Michael Moore’s “Sicko.” With Al’s accolades, came big bucks from merchandising his celebrity heavy event with TV specials, DVD, downloads allegedly benefited Gore’s nonprofit advocacy group Alliance for Climate Protection with profits from his book and movie.

The country boy, turned eco-speculator, created cool buzz phrases like “carbon credits” now common to the American vernacular. Hollywood’s newest darling brought together more than 100 music artists cross-continentally trumpeting his call for Greening America by performing on his Live Earth concert broadcast from Rio de Janeiro, London, Sydney, Johannesburg, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hamburg, Germany and New Jersey. Later, Live Earth the concert was sold on to television as a special. There was only one place Gore appeared going deeper. It wasn’t politics. It was deeper into show business pockets. At the day’s end, Gore’s global warming franchise used blinding star power to distract the public eye from politics of depth. With revenue streaming into Live Earth LLC, Alliance for Climate Protection, The Climate Project, all Al Gore companies, there was only one place left Gore wanted, consequences aside, Washington DC, for his day in the Live Earth sun. And he got it, sorta, delivered with the Smithsonian Institution trademark logo sealing the deal.

Gore marketed his truth.  Mother Earth day in DC, the former Vice President appeared on the National Museum of American Indian stage. The Museum’s directors trusted Gore, it seems. Merriam Webster’s Dictionary says trust is “assured reliance on the character, ability, strength or truth of someone or something,” or “being in accordance with the actual state of affairs,” something that is “truthful.” Middle English in origin, it means true, treowe. Gore’s push to popularize greening as a lifestyle, challenged a public unsure how to trust.

7-7-07, Al Gore connected Live Earth to the NMAI, National Museum of the American Indian’s Mother Earth stage in Washington DC. Gore, the Vice President to Bill Clinton’s 45th President of the United States, withheld from global warming politics a convenient untruth he knew. Vice Presidents of the United States of America become Regents on the Board of the Smithsonian Institution. Gore, while a Regent on the Smithsonian Board, shared in the Institution’s decision making including appointments to the Smithsonian advisory Boards, legislative initiatives, program developments planning documents, approving the Institution’s budgets, proposed new programs and more. The Smithsonian Institution, part of the United States national identity, is the world’s largest museum complex. It was established by an Act of Congress. The second generation Senator knew by presenting Live Earth on Mother Earth’s stage, a government supported property, he would potentially complicate the fiduciary relationship between Congress and the Native American Museum, resulting in possible investigation by government and a loss of their funding.

The Smithsonian Institution is a non-profit born out of the bequest of James Smithson. It was established in 1846 through monies left, in 1829, by Smithson an eccentric English scientist enamored with the United States, to establish a public trust for “the increase and diffusion of knowledge.” A public trust is “something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary),” the idea being within the public lies the power and future of society hence officials must respect the trust people place in them. The Smithsonian Institution expanded over the years. By the late 1980’s, Republican Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell along with Hawaiian Senator Daniel Inouye introduced Senate and House bills leading to the creation of the National Museum of the American Indian.

March 22, 2007, Al Gore, at one point holding his book “An Inconvenient Truth for impact, told both House and Senate committees the American people are behind his efforts to save the earth. He said a petition of 500,000 names supported his cause. The Census Bureau reported the US population at 301,139,947 in July. Half a million names is a drop in the US citizenry bucket.

California’s Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer inspired by Gore’s pledge to save the Earth promised the Senate Environment committee would work on Gore’s initiatives. Gore supporter Amy Klobuchar drank her morning coffee from a Styrofoam cup. Senator Inhofe, Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, challenged Gore to take a “Personal Energy Ethics Pledge” promising to consume no more energy than the average American household. Gore refused to take the pledge. Tipper Gore sat behind her husband drinking from a Capitol Hill provided plastic water bottle. Her husband’s request for a permit allowing him to hold his Live Earth concert on the West Lawn of the Capitol was denied.Twice.

Gore’s first Capitol permit application was denied by the National Park Service. The Park’s department receives over 6,000 applications each year. Anna Godfrey secured her permit for the West Lawn August 2006. Anna said God came to her in a vision, 2004, speaking of what He wanted done on earth- no more division, no more separatism, wanting Together One Unity, the name she gave her cause. God told Anna he wanted TOU launched 07-07-07, “God’s number of completion,” 7, “the beginning of togetherness, oneness and unity.” Godfrey allegedly said she might have joined Gore’s event to hers, mandated “from God Himself,” if Gore asked. Gore didn’t.

Gore’s second application request was bi-partisan. Senate majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Sen. Olympia Snow proposed to allow Live Earth to be held on the West Lawn of the Capitol, suggested attendance- 200,000 to 500,000 people. Their proposal stalled. It was assumed Live Earth would not have a nation’s Capitol presence on Gore’s choice of day.

Whispers there would be a DC presence for the concert began in the 24 hours before Live Earth launched.

Somewhere around 6:00am, the crowd of over 200 began assembling, waiting, in the merciless sun for Al Gore to speak. The 24 hour day of Native American songs was free. Caseloads of plastic bottled water were dollied past the crowd on to the terrace of the National Museum of Indians. As the heat increased, individual bottles were distributed amongst the crowd. Somewhere around 10:30am Gore came out trailed by Garth Brooks and Trisha. Tickets at other venues were $195 and upwards, promoted as donations. The answer why the 24 hour day of Native American songs was free is simple.  Planned events at the Museum must conform to the Smithsonian and NMAI policies Mission and Goal. Rules addressing NMAI special events, co-sponsored by the NMAI and donor/organization, state “No co-sponsored events may be held which 1. charge admission fees except under special conditions; 2. collect donations.”

Gore’s co-partnering with NMAI to make Mother Earth day part of Live Earth, to spite his two failed permit applications, should not be a surprise. Gore’s contentiousness with the Smithsonian is of record, battling behind the scenes against the Board of Regents’ choice of Michael Heyman, a lawyer from the Clinton Administration as its 10th leader. NMAI director Tim Johnson a Mohawk, introduced Gore and Garth, preceded by Mother Earth day guest hosts Henrietta Mann, PHD of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma and Katsi Cook, an Akwsasne Mohawk nation midwife. Trisha and Garth played one song. Then left with Gore. So did the crowds.

Across the Museum patio from where the Navajo “Trail of Tears” was screening all weekend, Al Gore said, “The calvary didn’t ride to the rescue, the American Indians did,” words that could inflame a wound long festering between the Native American community and the White Man who settled their America centuries earlier. The Museum may be penalized for its hospitality to the man standing tall in his cowboy boots.

The National Museum of American Indians is supported by Federal Appropriations “by the trust resources of the Smithsonian Institution and by the generosity of its donors.” Organizations offering a substantial unrestricted donation to the NMAI are invited to celebrate the gift by co-sponsoring a special event at the Museum, “jointly commemorating their collaboration.” 7.7.07 at the NMAI was a co-sponsored Live Earth/ Mother Earth program. Speaking Program rules state “Should a guest speaker(s) be included as part of the event, the speaking program and/or topic must be non-partisan in nature.” Compliance with this requirement is regulated. “Each speaker’s name and topic must be submitted in writing to the Museum’s Office of Special Events at least 6 weeks prior to the event for approval.”

Tim Johnson, the Museum director was not listed in earlier promotional materials of the event lineup as a speaker though present on stage that day. There is a reason. Rules require the NMAI Director or designee act as the event co-host. Reflecting back to the requirement of 6 weeks notice of speaker’s name and topic to the Museum’s Office of Special Events? It was at the 11th hour Gore’s appearance in a Live Earth event at the Museum on the Mall was publicly announced. Literature distributed by NMAI staff to media and attendees was last minute colored Xeroxed with Gore’s Live Earth logo and trademark emblazoned prominently alongside the NMAI sunburst logo registered to the Smithsonian Institution even though rules state: “The trademark or logotype of a donor organization may not be placed on the invitation.” “Any use in the connection with the event of the trademark or logo of the donor/organization must be approved in advance in writing by the NMAI,” facilitated through the NMAI Office of Special Events.

This could not have been a last minute concert as it appeared at first blush. As not to be in violation, everything down to the video of the earth Gore used as a backdrop had to, by Museum rules, authorized by an Act of Congress, had to be pre-approved including the July 6 full page ads run in local DC papers advising former Vice President Gore would appear at Mother Earth in DC. Rules for Promotional/Advertising Material state, “All literature, gifts or momentos of the event that the organization may wish to distribute must be approved in advance by the Museum” along with “Any videotape or film that the organization may wish to show during the event must be submitted to the Museum in advance for approval…. Any printed/visual/broadcast materials ie brochures, advertisements, TV commercials, PSA’s, press kits, letterheads, press releases, etc produced by the donor, by a organization acting on the donor’s behalf or by a co-hosting organization which refer to the Smithsonian Institution or the Natural Museum of the American Indian or its programs must be submitted to the NAMI Special Events coordinator for approval by the NMAI Public Affairs Officer prior to use.

Rules of the Smithsonian and NMAI requires names and affiliations of guests and profiles to be submitted at least five working days prior to the event. Notification of dignitaries, including Members of Congress or Cabinet level officials expected at the event, are required as soon as possible by the Office of Special Events. Al Gore is a former Vice President. Four days before Live Earth, Herring Media Group released a press advisory absent any mention of Al. Gore. Garth. Or Brooks.

The day before the concert, Friday, July 6, The Express, a DC giveaway paper ran an ad for the concert stating, “Former US Vice President Al Gore who is chair of the Alliance for Climate Protection and partner of Live Earth, is among the speakers who will deliver remarks about climate change during the welcoming ceremony at 10:30am.” “Performances by country music artists Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood and…” adding “Remarks by guest speakers Former President Al Gore, chair of the Alliance for Climate Protection and partner of Live Earth…” An NMAI press person said they could not promote the former Vice President’s appearance at their 7.7.07 event. They said they were told, it was, shhh, “hush, hush.”

Herring Media Group of Connecticut, a strategic branding agency with “a history of producing local to global media solutions” produced the “broadcast portion of Mother Earth.” HMG Chairman and CEO Marc Herrin described work with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian as an honor as well as collaborating with Live Earth to present this important program and to celebrate a new era of ecology awareness.”    

In the month prior to the Museum’s planned Mother Earth day event, NMAI press releases promoted a day, lasting from early morning to the 9:30pm finale, filled with Native American rock, funk, punk, reggae, gospel and guest speakers. Scheduled musical entertainment was to be provided by Native Roots a reggae band, The Plateros rock tinged gospel and Andean music by Yarina. No mention of Al Gore, Garth Brooks or wife Trisha Yearwood. There was a disclaimer. It read, “this schedule is subject to change.” It did. The day before.

The LIVE EARTH logo remains prominent on the NMAI DC event web, going back to the caution of the Internet and perpetuity. Still viewable is the qualification “LIVE EARTH CONCERTS FOR A CLIMATE IN CRISIS” and “LIVE EARTH and SOS trademarks and logos are trademarks of Live Earth, LLC © 2007. All rights reserved, and the logo for Herring Media Group Inc, A Herring Media Group Production.” Al Gore’s name is not listed nor is there a link to his talk or the performance by Garth Brooks in the list of clicks for the day’s events. The window box stating “Featuring special appearance by former US Vice President Al Gore has since been removed.

7.7.07 may have turned into an unlucky roll of the dice for American Indians and their Museum. The National Museum of the American Indian Act, US Code House 20 USC, Sec 80q Title 20- Education, Chapter 3, Subchapter XIII, National Museum of the American Indian requires the NMAI Board of Regents to report annually on the acquisition, disposition, and display of Native American artifacts and on other appropriate matters, one would guess includes Live Earth concerts on Mother Earth day.

After the last Smithsonian’s director debacle, acting director Cristian Samper had testified before Congress “The Smithsonian has so much to offer the public in terms of education, outreach, research, exploration, exhibitions, and much more. We’ve built up great momentum and it must continue.” Testimony aside, the Smithsonian is obligated to provide trust to the public of British Engineer Smithson, long after his death and entombment in the Smithsonian’s Castle, the Institution’s administrative offices down Independence Avenue from the NMAI where the Mother Earth event was staged.

The true cost of Gore’s DC Live Earth concert at the National Museum of American Indians, may be tragic. If called on the Congressional carpet, the National Museum of the American Board will be required to answer to authorities wanting understand how their Act of Congress was disregarded. And as often happens with hearings on the Hill, anciliary regulators may step in, if the testimony they hear, they deem, needs further explanation ie. how trading something one cannot touch, does not own or exist, but gives away can be considered a donation.

As the sun set on Live Earth day, it was easier to look closer at LIVE EARTH and Al Gore’s day greening the Native American community, center stage. The umbrella organization for the event was Kevin Wall’s “Save Our Selves.” Partners included Earthlab, MSN, Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection and Control Room, the company that produced the event. Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection’s website says the Harvard graduate is Chairman of “a firm that  focused on a new approach to Sustainable Investing.” Gore is part of Generation Investment Management, Chairman of Current TV, a member of Apple Computer’s Board of Directors and a senior advisor to Google.”

Gore linked from Live Earth’s site to partners in Carbon Offset cashing including Native Energy and the Intertribal Coup, Native American owned businesses. Native Energy is a for profit venture majority owned by the Intertribal COUP. The Intertribal Council on Utility Policy declares in a statement, Europe and the World have once again discovered American Indians, this time for their clean energy work and renewable energies. Native Energy posts “When you buy an amount of wind generated REC’s equal to your electricity consumption, you are legally entitled to claim that you are wind powered and that your electricity does not contribute to global warming.”  A COUP/Native Energy web posting facilitates understanding Gore’s stating his concert tickets were charitable donations. “When you offset with Native Energy, you are purchasing property (RECs and other CO2 offsets are property) and you are donating that property to Clean Air-Cool Planet for it to further its charitable purpose of reducing global warming by retiring the credits or offsets. Think of it like you are buying soup from a grocer (Native Energy) and donating it to the local food drive (CA-CP) for it to give to hungry people. The general rule under the IRS code is that when you donate property to a qualified charitable organization (CA-CP is a qualified 501© (3) you are entitles to deduct the fair market value of that property from your income.”

A closer look may be warranted at the arm’s length relationship to the non profits by Gore’s LLC. Did Smithsonian’s and NMAI Special Event offices receive the required $5000 deposit the partnering organizations representative must return to the NMAI along with their signed Letter of Agreement confirming the event date, the contribution of the donor or organization as well as an overview of the event components, number of guests, event scenario, etc. for Live Earth at the NMAI? Questions remain unanswered.