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Thursday, June 25, 2015

In Racine County
and the rest of the U.S.
In George Orwell’s book 1984, society was divided into 3 distinct classes, inner party, outer party and proles.

 Published in 1949, the book "1984" introduced the term "prole" to the world. Prole was a derogatory word indicating the uninformed working class members of society, mindless drones if you will.

The proles were ruled by two parties; the inner party and the outer party. 
The two parties enslaved the proles by taxes and regulations, keeping them busy with menial work, tasks and chores.

 In the book  "1984", George Orwell envisioned the future so well that he may have created the future.

Frightfully, the political landscape in the United States is a refined mirror image of the published book 1984 .

We have the rulers in the Democrat party, (the inners)
We have the rulers of the Republican party
(the outters)
and we have the Sheeple
60 plus years and counting,  the Sheeple (proles) have arrived as Orwell predicted.

Up until the late fifties, working people lived well, were in the majority and earned what they received. The working people had a bright future. Freedom of choice of professions and education of the working class abounded in the U.S.  America thrived while much of the world suffered. 

Unknown to the future proles, that bright future was being placed in jeopardy by the two parties. In the sixties, new taxes and regulations began to appear daily from both the federal and state levels of government.

 These taxes and regulations were enacted to limit and control the working population’s activities. These taxes and regulations further enriched the controlling powers and strengthened the grip of power over the proles. 

As the working class slept, the two parties conspired together to enslave a nation.
60 years later..........
Party before country is now the norm.
The political parties are ruling over the media to indoctrinate your mind into thoughtless submission.

 Examples of proles in today's society could be businesses owners and businessmen.  Businessmen blaming their high cost of operation because of the high taxes imposed upon them by the democratic party. On the other side of the coin,  school administers and school employees who mindlessly go about their petty business, whining and blaming everything on the Republicans as they indoctrinate the school children with their welfare mentality.

 After the fifties, both the Republican and Democratic parties actively conspired together to diminish the power of the working class. Due to the acts of both political parties, America has been dumbing down and the working class has lost its ability to manage and think for itself.

The working class has now become mind and tax slaves to both the government and its officials.

In the United States, it is the Republican and the Democrats in power who have effectively enslaved the proles without a fight or revolution.
From the establishment’s perspective, Orwell wrote
“It was not desirable that the proles [the clueless public] should have strong political feelings,
All that was required of them was a primitive patriotism which could be appealed to whenever it was necessary to make them accept longer working-hours or shorter rations, and even when they became discontented, as they sometimes did, their discontent led nowhere, because being without general ideas, they could only focus in on petty specific grievances.”

60 plus years later, the ruling Democrats and Republicans have effectively refined Orwell’s vision of proles. The two political powers have diminished the ability of the proles to rise against the ruling powers. 

The Democrats and the Republicans have further divided the working public into two political groups, each prole segment blaming each other.
(divide and conquer)

 The enslaving political powers continue to grow more powerful as they impose more taxes and regulations on the working public.
 The proles are now too busy surviving and fighting their perceived adversary from within to recognize their true enemy, the ruling parties. 
As the proles are busy fighting amongst themselves, the respective ruling  parties continue to further enslave the proles with new taxes and regulations to enrich themselves.

Orwell was a prophet! 

The spiraling vicious cycle of taxation and regulation continues to this day, and the proles in Racine County and the rest of the United States continue to be further controlled as proles and sheeple.
Wake up Sheeple!
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Racine, Apiculture, the Plague and how history can teach us how to avoid disaster
 Did Racine County just

avoid the next Plague?

Before Western elected governments existed, most populations in Europe were ruled and/or controlled by religion,kingdoms and cults.

In Europe during the 1300's, the Black plague was spread by fleas that lived mainly on rats. Infected fleas would bite a rat and the rodent became infected. Other fleas biting the infected rat would become infected as well.

When the host rat died of the plague, any fleas living on the rat would leave the dead rat and search of a new host.

Unfortunately for humans, the infected fleas would now bite humans to feed, thereby infecting the human. 

The Europeans had cats at the time, and plenty of them. They were originally brought to Europe by the Romans, who had brought the felines from Egypt. Keeping pet cats as ratters and mousers was popular in Europe at the time of the first plague.

So why didn’t Europeans just keep plenty of cats around to kill the rats and thereby reduce the incidence of the plague?

To fully answer that question, you needed to understand the limited science that was available at the time and to understand the beliefs of medieval Europe. 
Based on historical accounts, people during this period were prone to many superstitions. The Catholic Church was the controlling entity in Europe, and the masses were consumed with superstition and the presence of evil. As the plague spread, so did irrational fears.  Because of the cats secretive nature and their ability to survive extraordinary circumstances , the general population came to fear cats as agents of Satan, spreading the plague.. The cats that help protect the humans from the plaque, were now killed in mass.
In response to the cat killings, rat populations grew, and the plague grew exponentially. 
Europeans now began to blame the dogs and killed them in mass also.  
Cats were then outlawed in many parts of Europe, and huge numbers of cats and dogs were killed. In fact, at one point in the middle ages, there were barely any cats left in England at all.
Even though cat ownership was illegal in many regions, a few people kept their felines. Other people finally noticed that these cat owners often seemed to be immune to the black plague. Word spread, and more observations of this phenomenon were noticed. This immunity phenomenon resulted in research, albeit crude as it was during this time, it did foster some revelations..
Eventually, it was decided that the rats, not the cats, were responsible for spreading the black plague.  Cats are prolific breeders, so it didn’t take long for the cat population to rebound. The laws which had been the cats’ death sentence were repealed and in many regions, a new law took its place – one that protected felines instead of banning the cats.
The plaque subsided.
During last nights discussions at the Ives Groves County Complex, we repeatedly heard the same message from numerous sources in the know. The problem aren't the bees. It is the yellow jackets, wasps and hornets that are the problem.
I hope you can see the parity in history.
I learned a lot last night, and I hope others did as well.
There are individuals in the apiculture collective that understand bee nature better than us, and are wiser than the ruling entities. We need to learn more before we act.
Please learn from history, reflect on how last night's discussions apply to history, and how it applies today in Racine County Apiculture.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Racine County Apiculure
Zoning meeting  6-15-2015

Racine County Supervisors on Monday night held a public meeting concerning numerous zoning issues.
Tonight’s public hot button drew an over the room  capacity crowd.
 The over the room capacity crowd were mainly in opposition of the proposed Apiculture zoning ordinances submitted by the Public Works & Development Services office, herein referred to as the zoning office.  The Racine County Board of supervisors listened as speaker after speaker spoke of the shortcomings of the proposed 4 page zoning draft.
 Beekeepers , Bee experts, and others interested in apiculture filled the room to capacity. Overwhelmingly, the attending public was opposed to the drafted ordinances submitted by the zoning office.

During public input, Mark Gleason, Racine County Chairman, ordained resident Horticulturist, Dr Patty Nagai from the University of Wisconsin extension service as tonight’s expert on bees.  Dr. Nagai spoke to the County supervisors of the need for bees in our community. 

Others involved in bee keeping operations spoke to the county Board of the numerous proposed ordinances that would impede bee keepers operations.
Racine County Supervisors Thomas Roanhouse, Monte Osterman, Thomas Pringle, Robert Grove, along with Zoning officials Julie Anderson and Brian Jensen listened intently as the public passionately opposed various  segments the drafted ordinance.

At the end of tonight’s meeting, Racine County officials tabled the proposed ordinance and will be reviewing future options.

We at RCC suggest the public should send their concerns of the proposed draft directly to the office of Public Works & Development Planning  c/o Julie Anderson at

 You made read the draft in our previous post.

Please be cordial and constructive with your comments to her office.  This is too important an issue and we all need to get this right the first time.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Apiculture Meeting
Ives Grove complex

Racine County will be holding an open meeting regarding apiculture (bee keeping) on Monday, June 15th.,starting at 6 pm at the Ives Grove county complex, 14200 Washington Avenue, Sturtevant, WI 53177 (located on hwy 20 and west of interstate 94).

Racine County has drafted ordinances regarding beekeeping and seeks public input before acting upon the draft of ordinance law.
The public may input their thoughts about proposed beekeeping ordinances during this meeting. You may view the drafted ordinances at the end of this blog. This is your chance to input your thoughts and knowledge of beekeeping before Racine County officials further engage in.............. 

Below are the proposed ordinances by 
Racine County;

ORDINANCE NO. 2015-                                                                                   , 2015


To the Honorable Members of the Racine County Board of Supervisors:

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND that Certain Ordinance Entitled RACINE COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE adopted December 2, 1969, found on pages 185 to 232 of the OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE RACINE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR THE YEAR 1969 as recodified May 28, 1991, by Ordinance 91-196.

The County Board of Supervisors of the County of Racine ordains as follows:

AMEND SECTION 20-1 DEFINITIONS by including the following in its proper alphabetical sequence:

            Apiary shall mean the assembly of one or more colonies of bees at a single location.

            Beekeeper shall mean a person who owns or has charge of one (1) or more colonies of bees.

            Beekeeping equipment shall mean anything used in the operation of an apiary, such as hive bodies, supers, frames, top and bottom boards, and extractors.

            Colony shall mean an aggregate of bees in a hive colony consisting of principally workers, but having, when perfect, one queen, and at times many drones, including brood, combs, honey, and hive.

            Flyaway barrier shall mean a natural or manmade obstacle designed to cause bees to fly upward after exiting the hive and directing them away from neighboring and adjoining areas inhabited by humans.  Barriers may be fences or evergreen shrubs.  Barriers must be at least six (6) feet in height.

            Hive shall mean an artificial or natural receptacle which may be used to house bees.

            Honey bee shall mean all stages of the common domestic honey bee, Apis mellifera species.  Keeping of Apis mellifera scutellata is not permitted under any conditions.

            Swarm, for the purposes of this ordinance, shall mean a swarm is a propagation or colony of honey bees outside of its hive.

ORDINANCE NO. 2015-                      PAGE 2                                             , 2015

RENUMBER Secs. 20-1021 – 20-1035 Reserved as Secs. 20-1024 – 20-1035 Reserved.


            A zoning permit and fee shall be required for beekeeping and shall not be transferable to another location or person.  Upon vacating the property, the beekeeper must remove all apiary structures and bees from the property. 

Beekeeping is permitted in the R-1, R-2, R-2A, R-3, R-3A, R-4, R-5, and R-5A zoning districts provided that:

(1)       no more than two (2) hives are located on residentially zoned lot(s).  The hives forming the apiary structure must be located near each other to form a single apiary.

(2)       all honey bees shall be kept in hives with removable frames that shall be kept in sound and usable condition.

(3)       a closed fence, closed evergreen hedge, building or other solid flyaway barrier shall be located between the hive(s) and the property lines for all hives located within twenty (20) feet of the property line prior to installation of hives.  A flyaway barrier is not needed if the hive is kept at least ten (10) feet off of the ground.

(4)       all hives and related structures that form the apiary may not be located in front or side yards and must be no less than twenty (20) feet from the backyard property line.  Hives must be located outside of any known drainage easements.

(5)       no hive shall be located closer than twenty-five (25) feet from a public area or structure or any existing structures on an adjoining lot(s), such as: dwellings, non-residential buildings, patios, gazebos, decks, swimming pools, or permanently affixed play equipment, but not including storage structures such as garages and sheds.

(6)       a constant supply of water shall be supplied to all hives.


(1)       If the beekeeper (applicant) is not the property owner where the apiary is to be located, the applicant shall obtain written permission from the owner of the property.

(2)       Neighbors within two hundred (200) feet of the proposed beekeeping property will be notified.  Written notices of consent or objection must be received by the Department of Public Works and Development Services within ten (10) business days of notification.  Written consent from adjacent neighbors may be required if the proposed hive is less than fifty (50) feet from any structures listed in sec 20-1021(5).

ORDINANCE NO. 2015-                      PAGE 3                                             , 2015

(3)   A site map indicating the location of the proposed apiary, flyaway barrier, and the surrounding areas must be provided with the zoning application.  The site map shall also indicate the setbacks to adjacent dwellings and structures.

(4)   On-site commercial sale of beekeeping products (i.e. honey and/or bee wax production items) within residential districts is prohibited.   


(1)     No beekeeper shall keep bees or hives that cause any nuisance, unhealthy conditions, create a public threat or interfere with the normal use and enjoyment of any public property or the property of others.

(2)     In the event bees in the hive repeatedly exhibit aggressive behavior, it shall be the duty of the beekeeper to remove, destroy or re-queen the hive.

(3)     Any bee colony not residing in a hive structure intended for beekeeping should be reported to the Department of Development Services and Public Works. 

(4)     The county may deny or revoke a permit under this article based on the site map submitted or a if a verified complaint of at least two (2) adults living in separate residences is submitted to the Department of Development Services and Public Works for review.

(5)     Hives shall be actively maintained and hives not under active human management and maintenance may be dismantled or removed.  The beekeeper shall have five (5) days following notice from Department of Development Services and Public Works to bring the hive into compliance. 

(6)     Any person aggrieved by a determination or decision by the Department of Development Services and Public Works may appeal in writing to the Racine County Economic Development and Land Use Planning Committee within thirty (30) days of the denial or revocation of permit.  

(7)     If the county requires a hive or apiary inspection and an entomologist or beekeeping specialist is needed, the beekeeper is responsible for all inspection expenses incurred.
(8)     Proof of beekeeping competency by the beekeeper may be required.

The Racine County Clerk is directed to transmit duplicate copies of this ordinance by registered mail to the all affected Town Clerks within seven (7) days after this ordinance is adopted.

ORDINANCE NO. 2015-                      PAGE 4                                             , 2015

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

1st Reading              _____                         ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & LAND USE PLANNING COMMITTEE
2nd Reading             _____
BOARD ACTION                                          Mark M. Gleason, Chairman
            Adopted         _____
            For                  _____                         _____________________________________
            Against          _____                         Robert D. Grove, Vice-Chairman
            Absent           _____                        
VOTE REQUIRED:  Majority                      Mike Dawson, Secretary
Prepared by:                                                 _____________________________________
Public Works & Development                    Thomas Pringle
Services Department
Monte G. Osterman

Tom Roanhouse

Tom Hincz

The foregoing legislation adopted by the County Board of Supervisors of Racine County, Wisconsin, is hereby:

Approved:  ________________
Vetoed:  __________________

Date: ____________________,

Jonathan Delagrave, County Executive

BEE there and BEE aware

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Journal Times Endorsed Felon ;

"Journal Times editorial: Unified School Board — We endorse Plache, Biemeck and Parham"(emphasis added).

  Lisa Parham
Unified School Board Member

The Racine Journal Times lack of properly vetting public officials before endorsement is another example of the lack of leadership and professional ethics that exists at this newspaper.
Shame on you RJT !

The public official "Lie Detector Test"

Always Relevant

 On another humorous note, Clint Eastwood is producing a new movie featuring Bruce Jenner.
The movie will be titled 
"American Snipper"
That's all Folks