Here is a short doc about Public Access and TVCTV.
If you want to know why the station is in the state it is in -- ask TERRY CHRISTNOT-MEANS. She ran that place into the ground and sunk it with her INEPTITUDE for business, management and public servitude. Pretty much can be said for 90% of the Board / Exe-Board.
I'm not saying CH-12 is perfect, but at least they gave me a point of starting, rather than slamming the door on me like TVCTV did. I only got my initiation fee of $150.00 back rather refunded after I made noise. On the subject of Public radio, I tried to squeeze in there too, but apparently confederate history and southern culture is not welcome there. At least CH-12 gave me an open door and freedom to create. Again I'll say this, my half hour show grew to 4 hours a week, each of 4 days, on the subject of things, Mountain Home's cable access station took $6,000.00 from me, and closed two weeks after, I'm still waiting for that refund. If there is to be Cable access, in Idaho, it needs to be ran by broadcast professionals, and people given liberty to create.
Why didn't you report the $60,000 IRS bill the station received, for doing BINGO. How the city members and cable one think it's weird a station on the air for 13 years is not making a profit, but community radio is. This is what Bob Neal and Jon Adamson told me. The guy working the front desk has been telling people spend your money at Channel 12 not at TVCTV and making it hard for new produces to make shows at TVCTV.
Well it is a done deal, the wheels have been turning. The Boise School District sold the property to Boise City. Dezaad, you are correct that West Boise City neighborhoods may be in the Meridian School District.
Frank R... The taxpayers are paying who, exactly, for the Franklin School Parcel? Think about your answer. You guessed it, hopefully. The taxpayers are paying the taxpayers. In essence, then, "The taxpayers" are not out any money at all, and so no one is "paying for it again". This is a ridiculous criticism with no logic whatsoever.
There is, however, a nuance to this. The Boise City taxpayers are paying the Boise School District taxpayers, which is not strictly speaking the same set of taxpayers. There is large overlap, but some Boise City neighborhoods have never paid anything at all for the school property. So it is quite right and proper that the transfer come in the form of a transaction.
Let's see the Boise property owners, (Tax Payers) paid for the Boise School district parcel years ago. So now Mayor Bieter and the Council members want the Boise property owners, (Tax Payers) to PAY for it again?! We don't need the Best Politician in Boise we need a GOOD Leader
I believe that the ultimate answer is for a new labor movement with a whole new approach to this problem is in order. Instead of fighting the old fight of trying to convince business owners and government to pay workers more, workers of all levels...service and manufacturing sectors should follow the lead of what the US Steel Worker Union is doing and seek to form a hook-up to the successful Mondragon Corporation (MC). The MC employs about 90K people worldwide and the workers are the actual owners of MC. They set all of the rules re pay and stratums. They do not allow for the pay scale to exceed a 9 fold ceiling over the lowest paid worker. They provide awesome health care and they actually operate their banks.
What this means is that there is enormous potential to take the fight to a new ground where success can be realized. If enough people were to join in, or even form their own mirror co-owned operations, it would be big enough to swamp the current corrupt system and create a new model of economic mobility. It could be a regional effort, with its own reflective cultures and values, so as not to seem like it is just becoming another monolithic monster.
We also need to end the FED and its criminal interest for nothing robbery of our economy. We need to go back to debt-free money, not gold or silver backed (that doesn't work either), but just as the Constitution originally laid out.
And to Think Treasure Valley Cable TV Channel, ran me out of there because they considered my content too risky. If you want to see a cable access channel done right look over Vision12 in Pocatello. That one has got its stuff together. Oh by the way TVCTV, want somebody to get you back on track? Give me a call. I'll do it free.
With the real unemployment rate at 23%, these workers don't have a lot of leverage for wage increases.
The Business Class likes unemployment to be high for this reason. No leverage.
And here's the kicker for these wage slaves, and something that the Business Class in Idaho really salivates over:
Idaho is a 'Right to Work (for less) State' and following are the Labor Laws in the Great (labor loving) State of Idaho:
IDAHO LAW DOES NOT REQUIRE:
Vacation, holiday, severance or sick pay
A discharge notice or a reason for discharge
Rest periods, breaks, lunch breaks, holidays off or va-
Premium pay rates for weekends or holidays worked
Pay raises or fringe benefits
A limit on the number of hours an employee can work
per day or week for employees 16 years of age or older
So Good Luck Folks! You'll Need It!
Sure, let's raise fast food works wages to $15 an hour, then a big mac will cost $9 and no one will buy them...way to think this through people.
CAPITALISM, AND THE FACIST REPUBLICANS ARE AMERICAS REAL TERRORISTS, NOT
ISLAM!!!!!!! WAKE UP AMERICA, TIME FOR A 2ND AMERICAN REVOLUTION TO DEFEAT YOU GUN/MONEY WORSHIPPING REPUBLICAN NAZI TERRORISTS!!!!!! DEATH TO CAPITALISM, AND BRING BACK TO LIFE DEMOCRACY AND LIBERTY!!!!!
There's plenty of historical and current precedent for dealing with this sort of creative accounting.
The chamber just needs to continue to follow the example of the Too Big To Fail Banks and figure out a creative way to get the local tax payers to fund a Bailout.
Some of the money changers in the group could certainly give advice on how to make this happen.
See if you can tell the difference between these "Historic Horse Racing" machines in this short video and slot machines. I could not tell the difference. Neither could Commissioner Dave Case. When he was shown this same video at last night's hearing, he said (and I quote), "You're showing us slot machines." I have nothing against horse racing. But these machines are NOT horse racing. The mayor, city council and Chamber of Commerce are all against bringing hundreds of these machines into the heart of Garden City. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG1w9Vqz4R8
Apparently this isn't a joke. Seems simple to me: if people are willing to bet on a race that's already been run -- let 'em.
Betting on already-decided outcomes? Is this a joke, or am I missing something?
Oh goody, another boring mass of steel and concrete added to the dead characterless blight that is downtown Boise.
Throw in a couple of the most contemptuous businesses known to man, toss in a few overpriced food vendors, spice it up with your run of the mill fitness emporium and you've got even more of what makes downtown the abandoned non-destination that it is.
And now it all begins to come together. As a privately-owned station the owners will be able to control the content, completely negating the *public* access aspect of PEG TV, which was instated by the FTC in the beginning of the television era with the specific purpose of preventing mass media (or any other group)'s complete control of the airwaves. Well-played.
What about Free Speech TV? What will the folks do who rely on TVCTV for the excellent, in-depth reporting on Channel 11? Will anyone carry Democracy Now!, The War and Peace Report with Amy Goodman or the Thom Hartmann Show? I think this will be a huge loss for Idahoans.
I have completed two of the community television courses offered through Boise State there. I am currently enrolled in a third semester too. This station will be missed. I had some good times there. Friday Night Live, Friday Night Stories, Halloween Specials, and our infamous 24 hour shows where we only make it to 12 hours of Live tv before we quit. Good times were surely had.
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