Friday, February 26, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
Fwd: Citiparks Lifeguard Recruitment
From: "Official Email" <email@example.com>
Date: Feb 22, 2016 10:33 AM
Subject: Citiparks Lifeguard Recruitment
To: "AU" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A
PLEASE CALL THE AQUATIC DIVISION OFFICE FOR INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION AT: 412-323-7928.
LIFEGUARD TRAINING COURSES ARE BEING
HELD AT THE OLIVER BATH HOUSE ON THE FOLLOWING DATES AND TIMES:
MARCH 19 - APRIL 30, 2016
12:00PM - 6:00PM
*NO CLASS MARCH 26
MAY 10 – JUNE 2, 2016
TUESDAY'S & THURSDAY'S
6:00PM - 10:00PM
AND SATURDAY MAY 21
9:00AM - 6:00PM
COURSE FEE $70.00 ~ PAYMENT PLAN IS AVAILABLE
YOU MUST BE A CITY OF PITTSBURGH RESIDENT AND AT LEAST 16 YEARS OLD BY JUNE 4, 2016
STARTING PAY RATE IS $8.91/HR
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership BetaBurgh proposals
- Open water swimming, Swim.CLOH.org http://swim.cloh.org/betaburgh/Swim_CLOH_org_text.html
- River lagoons, 4RS.org http://swim.cloh.org/betaburgh/4RS_org_text.html
- Floating pools feasibility, Rauterkus.com http://swim.cloh.org/betaburgh/Rauterkus_com_text.html
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Fwd: An Immodest Proposal
From: "John Hemington" <email@example.com>
Date: Feb 20, 2016 1:17 PM
Subject: An Immodest Proposal
To: "John Hemington" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
An Immodest Proposal
The time has come for some concerted action on the part of the people of Pennsylvania. By now it is quite clear that the PA legislature has gone on strike against the very citizens it is sworn to represent. As the end of February approaches there is still no completed budget – for this there is no conceivable excuse. The legislature has clearly decided that ideological purity and political trumping take precedence over its duty to represent the citizens of the Commonwealth.
Absent legislative action on the budget state agencies, municipalities, school districts and organizations daily struggle to carry out their mandated responsibilities – and it is a losing battle. These are desperate times for the citizens of Pennsylvania and desperate times call for desperate measures to reign in this out of control legislative body. What is needed is an amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution to clarify legislative responsibility and provide sanctions for the failure of the legislature to faithfully carry out its duties. This, however, will not be an easy task to accomplish as the Constitution provides no means for a citizen initiated referendum for constitutional amendments. As it stands, it means that all such amendments must be initiated and passed by the legislature before any can be voted on and approved by the citizenry.
Since the proposed amendment would not be viewed favorably by those legislators who have created this crisis, the only way to force the issue is through a general citizen uprising to insist that this be done. To be sure, the legislature's failure to produce a meaningful budget has impacted Pennsylvanians of all political persuasions and given proper impetus such an amendment proposal should be able to achieve broad-based support throughout the Commonwealth. In that light here is the proposed amendment:
Be it hereby resolved that it is a primary responsibility of the legislature of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to approve an annual budget within the time frame specified by law; and failure to approve such a budget within the specified time frame is a dereliction of duty.
In the event that such budget shall not be approved by the date specified in the law, on the day following the date specified, all pay, benefits and expenses of whatever nature and for whatever purpose due members of the legislature and the governor shall be suspended and forfeited for such period as the state budget is not completed and signed.
Upon approval and signature by the governor of a completed budget all such pay, benefits and expenses shall be recommenced, but under no circumstances will any of the forfeited pay, benefits and expenses be reimbursed for the period during which the budget remained uncompleted and unsigned.
It is long past time for the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to wake up and take whatever action is necessary to make the legislature realize that their failure and refusal to do their jobs will no longer be tolerated by those they have been elected to represent. It is no longer sufficient to hold the entire Commonwealth hostage to impose some misguided ideological purity on the opposition – regardless of which political party is responsible.
John E. Hemington, Jr.
February 20, 2016
Fwd: Exciting News
From: "John Hemington" <email@example.com>
Date: Feb 19, 2016 9:36 PM
Subject: Exciting News
To: "John Hemington" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Today we received some exciting news from Mike Krauss Chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Banking Project (see below) as events around the country are turning the tide in favor of public banking. Some of you will have received this already but it bears repeating. As we get closer and closer to making Public Banking a reality in Pennsylvania and other states and cities around the nation there is much which still needs to be accomplished to get this done. In Pennsylvania, first and foremost, the PA Project needs to raise money to support the efforts in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Reading, Bucks County and other areas in the state. This is necessary to enable travel expenses and research efforts to be undertaken at this critical stage of the project. Up until now those of us involved have pretty much self-funded this effort, but we can no longer do this solely on our own – WE NEED YOUR HELP – both financially and politically to make this a reality.
The PA Project is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and your contributions are fully tax deductible. As Mike's message states, the City Council hearings in support of public banking in Philadelphia will be held this coming Monday. We are hoping to have similar opportunities to present the benefits of public banking to the Mayor and City Council in Pittsburgh within the next month or so. To do this we need to bring in some experts to testify and this requires money. So, if you like the idea of public banks please do whatever you can to support our efforts. Thank you.
For those of you not living in Pennsylvania there is almost certainly a similar effort taking place in or near your state, please support these efforts.
As we get ready for the public banking hearings Monday in Philadelphia City Council chambers (1:00 PM, Room 400), here is some really great news. Yesterday an Arizona State Legislature committee voted 6-1 to proceed with official hearings toward a state public bank. That is a GOP dominated legislature!!
That work is led by another great team like that in Philly, Arizonans for a New Economy www.arizonapublicbanking.org
The Maryland House of Delegates will hold committee hearings next Wednesday on a bill; an effort led for three years by Delegate Ana Gutierrez, with who PA Project Director, Frank Nuessle, former PA Project Director and now PBI Chair Walt McRee and I have been working.
As you read this, Walt is on the west coast for meetings with mayors, city council members and staff in Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Another promising effort is San Diego.
And back East, our local teams ate moving forward in Pittsburgh and Trenton.
We are getting results and making progress in the best tradition of the American Democracy: from the grass roots and the bottom up!
Help make 2016 the Year of Public Banking please donate to support the work of the Pennsylvania Public Banking Project.
Chair, the Pennsylvania Project
Founding Director, the Public Banking Institute
John E. Hemington, Jr.
PA Project Board
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Fwd: 2017 World Masters Games, Auckland, NZL
From: Russell McConnochie
Auckland is hosting the 2017 World Masters Games (WMG) in April 2017 and Water Polo is part of the programme.
Attached are a press release announcing the opening of registrations and a brochure that has further details and links to the WMG web site.
Can you please let your masters community know about this event through your normal communication channels (website, newsletter, mail outs etc). We want news of the event to go as far out into the water polo community as possible so if you have other contacts that would be interested in this event we would appreciate you passing the information along.
The more teams competing the more fun we will all have.
If there are players that want to participate and don't have a team then they can register with the WMG "Community" where individuals and teams can be connected.
Thank you very much for your assistance with this.
2017 World Masters Games Liaison for NZWP
Fwd: New Firmware Announcement
From: Milestone Sports <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 8:34 AM
Monday, February 15, 2016
Fwd: Multiple Open Positions-Immediate and Summer Opportunities-PLEASE SHARE OUT
Date: Feb 15, 2016 11:38 AM
Subject: Multiple Open Positions-Immediate and Summer Opportunities-PLEASE SHARE OUT
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Economics: How Big is the U.S. Debt?
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Friday, February 12, 2016
Hillary and Bernie
Meanwhile, I think Sanders is going to wage an attack on a system level. He wasn't on the dang bridge in Selma. Perhaps the Clinton's were able to show their faces in the South. But, when Sanders is President, his JUSTICE REFORM is going to be in the minds of all in the POLICE DEPARTMENT when those marchers cross the next bridge.
Sanders is not going to rush to help a bunch of folks with new pink slips at the factory, and I expect Hillary would be there. But, Sanders trade policies is going to be attacking so that those factories are re-opening and jobs are not going to evaporate as many have done.
In the harbor of life, Hillary is an over-reaching couple of strokes with a paddle as she bounces from deck to deck on many boats. Bernie is a mega tide that lifts all boats. Or, if you want that "protective feeling" -- Bernie Sanders is the break-wall that protects the whole harbor from the storms.
What is the excuse? Being lazy? Not able to think again? Lack of political will?
Another way to account for the lack of desired outcomes is smarts. Do they understand? Do they get it? Can they "think again?"
There are a host of other reasons why things lag in Pittsburgh. Mostly, most are smart enough to understand. And, BK is one who has shown his ability in the past to hustle and buzz and try from time to time. So, I'm not sure what to think in this case.
Mostly, if things don't get done it is because there is a lack of political will. They don't care. Gathering a room full of people with an agenda gets things to a CARING level more quickly.
I care. Others care too. Call them out and ask them why fumble?
Posted above on a thread about South Side transportation matters that seem to be lagging.
A document from JG has been released. Not sure if I should share it here or not, just yet.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Swimming Video from Niagra
The video has a certain tone and perspective about competitive swimming that is sorta harsh and negative.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Fwd: You're Invited: Coding After School 2016
Monday, February 08, 2016
Fwd: 2016 Academic Requirements and SAT Updates
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From: NCAA Eligibility Center <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Monday, February 8, 2016
Subject: 2016 Academic Requirements and SAT Updates
Mark Rauterkus Mark.Rauterkus@gmail.com
Swimming and Water Polo Coach, Schenley High School, Pittsburgh, PA
412 298 3432 = cell