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Alexander Contee Hanson February 27, April 23, was an American lawyer, publisher, and statesman. Alexander Dolgun 29 September — 28 August was a survivor of the Soviet Gulag who wrote about his experiences in after being allowed to leave the Soviet Union and return to his native United States.
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Many reports of theft are a result of valuables being left unattended that are simply too obvious for criminals to pass up. Police advise that valuables be stored in places where they can't be easily seen by would-be burglars, such as inside garages and in the glove boxes of locked vehicles. Even a visible cell phone or GPS device can attract unwanted attention to a parked vehicle, Alford said.
Don't confront a problem directly. Crime Watches should be conducted for the purpose of quickly reporting issues and disturbances to the police, not to take action. Alford warned against making any attempts to confront someone either suspected of committing, or in the process of committing, a crime. For neighborhood resident Bert Marshall, a sense of safety can be achieved by the presence of an attentive community.
Marshall said that citizens should not fear their own neighborhoods simply because of the presence of a few bad apples. Chaparral Village is a very safe place to live, and I think it's just a matter of us becoming better neighbors to help make it safer," he said.
I'm embarrassed he is an American politician. I'm em Sunday, June 29, Innovation and the American Spirit. Innovation and the American Spirit I am very optimistic about the future of America. I think there are exciting times in innovation and invention ahead of us. However, our present problems and struggle for prosperity may be on the shelf sooner than we realize, as the price of maintaining this lavish lifestyle languishes in the doldrums, but let's look at our past to see the possibilities of our future.
As I've said many times before, we diverse and resilient Americans blindly box ourselves into a corner and after we've had our collective heads pummeled into mush, we suddenly awaken and come out swinging and that is exactly what I see happening and in our future. We truly are the champions of the world, but we are going down folks and the way back to the top will be difficult and full of challenges. We are used to being on top — on top of everything and we refuse to acknowledge our pinnacle position is precarious at best and all but gone at worst.
Tough love; this is the way we roll - world. We unashamedly see ourselves as better than the rest of the world because we are Americans and we have the strength of our ethnic and cultural diversity, freedom, privilege, democracy and lots of guns. We are unstoppable and arrogant, but hey — when you got it — flaunt it, right?
It's our way or the highway and the way we prove we believe this to the world, is by borrowing, spending and accumulating cool recreational stuff. We alone get in our personal usually multiple occupancy transportation vehicle weighing 3 to pounds and go wherever we wish, whenever we wish and damn the torpedoes. We got it all, baby. We are defined by what we eat, read, watch and where we spend our quality time and folks, to the rest of the world we can be summed up in one word: gluttons.
We are first and foremost in the global game of life and a man's worth is measured by how many barns he has stuff stored in…and we like it that way.
I too am an American and all of this describes me to a certain degree, as sad as that may be. Now, let's take a look at the future of our country and each and every one of us fortunate enough to be a part of the solution and a self-imposed successful change. I see a cultural paradigm shift on the horizon.
A paradigm is nothing more than a set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline. I see a general mentality adjustment or movement in our future where Americans will lead the rest of the world in doing things the right way and have our precious righteous fun also.
Imagine a new America where efficiency in personal transportation becomes "cooler or hipper" than how much horsepower your vehicle delivers to the drive train or where the general population delights in Zen-like recycling - because they want to, not because it's forced on us. It's what we will do because we are Americans. Organic vegetable gardening becomes the rage and folks forsake conventional lawn maintenance for xeriscaping.
Endless trips to the supermarket will be reduced in lieu of fresh homegrown veggies. New homes will be built with functionality in mind instead of past aesthetics and the quality of life in America in general will be about its timbre, not bulk quantity, size, speed or accumulation. Can you imagine how wonderful this would be? Capitalistic entrepreneurs whose vision is not confined to fossil fuel-based propulsion systems will best solve the current energy problem by inventing and investing in alternative ways to travel.
In other words, who says we have to continue using Henry Ford's antiquated internal combustion engine to get from point A to point B?
Loose the creative dogs of efficiency on America and let them market solutions that make a real difference. The Smart car is one such new option that challenges convention. Drilling for oil so we can keep consuming like there is no tomorrow should be given the green light — but, we should also jump head first into alternate methods of transportation, because there will be a tomorrow.
Finding alternative fuels to keep burning our hydrocarbon-hungry engines is still the old school way of looking at the problem. We need exciting and creative solutions to free ourselves of the dependency on this mode of conveyance. In the future, we Americans must demand better quality and efficiency by making wiser purchases. Who says we have to settle for what is offered? I say boycott junk and encourage good quality by smart purchasing and with that said we have to do our share to make this a better country too.
Regardless of how much a dealer cuts off the buying price, for most of us this mode of transportation is too fuel-costly to maintain and some fat cat, our money in his pocket, leans back and blows Cuban cigar smoke through his toothy grin. As my Pastor of many years, L. Marcus used to say, I said all that to say this: We Americans will be the only obstacle to change and ultimately - survival. We are our own worst enemy…or friend. Baytown can be a tough place to get outdoor exercise if you are a bicycler, jogger, walker or an urban trekker.
Sure, we have a few places to do these activities, but they require an automobile to get to them. Here in America, using an automobile to get to your place of exertion has never really been an issue, but it sure is now and in the future, it will become even more so.
Labels: biking , Exercise , hiking , running , trails , trekking , walking. Police: Crime watches help make neighborhoods safer. In order to minimize the vulnerability of homes and neighborhoods, Alford outlined the do's and don'ts for those taking an active role in protecting themselves and their property: Do get involved. Tuesday, June 17, Chaparral Village standing up to crime. By Barrett Goldsmith Baytown Sun Published June 17, About 35 residents from the Chaparral Village subdivision met this week at the home of a local resident to discuss ways to prevent and fight crime in the area, including a recent spate of car burglaries and late-night street racing.
Folks spilled out of the living room and up the stairs to hear Crime Watch leaders and Capt. David Alford, head of the community service bureau of the Baytown Police Department. All stressed the importance of remaining vigilant and taking steps to ensure the safety of every family. Just be aware. And always lock those doors and keep those valuables out of sight. That helps us find out what their needs are, and helps them understand our limitations.
We tell everybody to call. And keep your lights on. The park, said several residents, has been the site of drug deals and other criminal activity at night.
Marshall is a longtime resident of Chaparral and hopes to stay there for a long time to come. On his web log, www. Are we willing to change the way we do things if it reduces the chance we will be robbed or targeted for criminal mischief? I stepped out onto my front porch to get my newspapers like I do every morning I am off work and surveyed my peaceful neighborhood.
I love this place. Down the street are the usual array of lounging cats; a stealthy furry night predator of innocent birds and rodents not indigenous to this country, but somehow introduced and accepted. Are they a metaphor of present day Baytown? Maybe, but then again I may just be thinking too much…again. Looking around I observe an ominous pinkish tinge in the clouds and the myriad bird sound imitations of the ever present mockingbird or birds.
Who knows how many are out there this morning? That is fine with me. Quiet times in the neighborhood are something I enjoy more than I can explain. Walking around to the back I disturb a bouncing and boisterous blue jay as it launches off the limb of my dwarf cherry laurel, one of my sunflower seeds in its beak. Is there a more arrogant bird in Harris County than the blue jay? They land with a thump and a bump like they own the place and grab what they want. What - not another analogy to crime and criminal activity?
Could be, but this thought is probably just a side effect of the neighborhood watch meeting we had with Captain D. Alford of the Baytown Police Department Saturday evening. Instead of enjoying the company of his own neighbors and family, he willingly gave us three informative hours and we appreciated it. What happens here is an indicator to everyone else of what is happening in their neck of the woods with few exceptions.
What we do that may set us apart is a neighborhood watch program that is growing stronger each day and that means we are collectively seeing more stuff that used to go unnoticed. We are calling more and that is a good thing.
According to Captain Alford, other than the street racing issue, we have less crime now than other parts of town and a lot of that stems from residents taking precautions and calling the police when we see something suspicious. We are installing night motion lights and for the most part locking our garage doors. We are removing our electronics and pilferables from our cars, locking the doors and setting alarms. In short, we are taking away the initiative of thieves by changing our pattern of behavior.
Yea, we are changing the way we do things. I guess it boils down to what we as tax-paying home owners want to see when we look around our homestead.
We here in CV are bolstering our stance of using the police department as the first line of defense in the event that our preparation fails. We are not vigilantes, but we are being vigilant. Get an address location and be as specific as possible. Think of it this way: Imagine the dispatcher is not familiar with your area and try to explain so anyone can find it.
We CV folks enjoy our neighborhood as much as the next subdivision and realize the burden of creating a positive place to raise our family lies on us as individuals as much as anything. We have to communicate and share information more.
We have to meet for Neighbors Night Out in August. We have to watch out for each other and by doing this; we increase the odds of keeping the bad guys at bay. I want to spend the rest of my days right here in beautiful and peaceful CV and that means keeping it beautiful and peaceful in the future.
So, as long as my fellow denizens and I keep vigilant, we can look forward to many more morning newspaper deliveries, pretty blue jays, lazy kitty cat sightings and beautiful pinkish fluffy clouds.
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