SNOHOMISH – THE ORGANIC COUNTY
Why I Run:
County Government Has Unused Powers to Make Our Lives Better.
Local governments are closer to the people, and that is where real power resides.
Ban the Growing of GMO Crops in Snohomish County.
Local governments have the power to do this, and we should do it.
Phase in an a fair minimum wage.
What better way to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”?
The poor make less now than they did in 1968 in equivalent dollars.
Studies find that businesses are helped more than they are hurt by better worker wages.
Lower the voting age for all county offices to 16.
They can work unlimited hours, pay taxes, can drive, can consent to personal relationships.
They can go before a judge and be emancipaged.
They understand computing better than adults, and are idealistic.
They are in the schools and can give needed input on which can be done to improve schools.
Build a fiber optic internet for Snohomish County.
I’m a blogger. I can have 20 windows open at a time. And it is sloooow.
Mount Vernon provides speeds 300 times faster for the same price.
It will be a business magnet.
Help me work to stop coal and oil trains.
Coal trains will dump thousands of pounds of coal dust per mile per year along our coast.
The few fish left will be too contaminated with mercury to eat or sell.
Oil trains are too dangerous to be passing through Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mukilteo, Everett, Marysville, Stanwood.
The way Community Transit operates needs to be rethought.
It does some things well, but it does a poor job of getting riders to transit centers,
and it fails to give good service to those who do not own cars
and who depend on transit the most.
Extend Light Rail To Everett:
The way to get light rail to Everett is to increase ridership and revenues.
The way to do that is to find a way to get people to and from the transit centers.
My flex van proposal will do that. With more ridership, the system will bring in more revenues,
and our sales tax subsidy to transit will deliver more service for the same money.
Boycott power from dirty, dangerous,
and expensive nuclear plant.
The Columbia Generating Station at Richland lies on a major fault.
It is a disaster waiting to happen.
We should go slow on microwave smart meters.
They will constitute a security hole into our privacy. They catch fire.
They do not save the consumer money. They do not save the utility company money.
Some people are especially sensitive to microwaves at close range.
Propeller planes should not be allowed to burn leaded avgas.
which continues to poison areas around airports.
The People of Snohomish County Deserve Clean, Safe Water.
We add dental chemicals to our water,
which leach lead from plumbing in large quantities.
These chemicals are called “fluoride”, but it is not pharmaceutical grade fluoride.
It contains lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and thallium.
These chemicals are most harmful to the growing embryo, fetus, and baby.
They are mostly or completely ineffective at preventing tooth decay,
and there are better ways to kill decay bacteria.
Fluoridation is a chemical company scam to sell toxic scrubber liquor waste
from the smokestacks of phosphate fertilizer plants at a profit.
It is also illegal under Washington law.
Those who support fluoridation are uninformed dupes at best and fraudsters at worst.
Questions for John and Carolyn:
Why are you not addressing the issues that James is raising?
Which is more important, experience at maintaining the political status quo,
which my opponents offer,
or experience outside the limiting confines of politics,
plus knowledge about how to bring about real change?
Unafraid to take on controversial and difficult issues:
Politicians generally avoid controversial issues if they can.
Why take the risk if taking the position might turn away people
who otherwise would vote for you?
Also, politicians may not understand such complex issues.
Mostly it has been praise for John and little mention of James and Carolyn.
More About James
He’s a well-balanced, level-headed guy.
PO Box 2276, Lynnwood Washington 98036
Email: James at James Deal dot Com