Monthly Archives: March 2012

Oregon’s Vichy Government

In 1940, the French government surrendered to the invading Nazis.  From June of that year until August, 1944, the French government collaborated with the Germans.  That French government was known as the Vichy government, because of the town in which its headquarters was located.  Initially, Germany … Continue reading

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Bend Bulletin Article March 26, 2012

The following article was published in the Bend Bulletin on March 26, 2012. Bend’s budget problems can be traced to PERS requirements By Daniel C. Re Published: March 26. 2012 4:00AM PST In The Bulletin on March 3, reporter Nick … Continue reading

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Introducing Reports from The PERS Resistance

I have posted my first in a series of You Tube videos about my fight against the unfairness that exists in the Oregon PERS system.  Report No. 1 is at http://youtu.be/opoOHCIQNZk. I plan to do one report per week.  If you … Continue reading

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Independent Judges Are Critical For Oregon’s Future

It has long been recognized that the right to an unbiased judge is a fundamental requirement of our legal system.  An ancient legal maxim states that “no man shall be the judge of his own case”.  The reason for requiring unbiased  judges is not only … Continue reading

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The PERS Dictatorship

According to the Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary, one of the definitions of a dictatorship is “a form of government in which absolute power is concentrated in a dictator or a small clique”.  Under that definition, there is no doubt that PERS … Continue reading

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March 16, 2012 Bend Bulletin Editorial

This editorial was published in the Bend Bulletin discussing the great battle to restore a basic fairness to the PERS system.  We have the right to independent judges to decide PERS cases but if we are not willing to demand … Continue reading

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Oregon PERS And The French Revolution

Similarities exist between the economic conditions that existed in France in the 1780’s and Oregon’s current financial situation.   In both cases, a small group of people had absolute power over the government.  The controlling group used that power to give themselves extraordinary benefits … Continue reading

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