STACY’S FIRST JOB EVALUATION REQUESTED…

Despite the fact that she is required to undergo an evaluation each year, the first one has been requested Tuesday night the 24th of October at 6:30 PM at town hall.

All citizens who are interested in Tebo’s job performance, either positive or negative, are urged to attend.

According to the Charter any two Council members can request either a Workshop or a Meeting simply by asking for one. Helen Miller and Walter McKenzie both asked for a Workshop today to evaluate Tebo’s performance as our town manager.  Notification of the Workshop should be posted by Friday of this week.

As of this writing I am unsure what some people may say about her job performance but it you are a regular on this blog you know where I stand on the subject of her fitness for her position. I’ll be there ready to give my opinion with evidence whenever the meeting happens. It is anticipated that TEBO will resist having the meeting at all costs but it is in her defunct Job Contract as well as the Charter and the Personnel and Procedures manual.

How much she resists having the meeting shows how weak a person she really is. She ought to quit now before the meeting.

Stacy still has not shared a prescription for Percoset or a recent pill bottle

I have always believed in natural remedies to relieve pain.  Unfortunately, since my fall I have been using Aleve, a NSAID which my doctor said I need to stop because, although minor, it negatively increased my kidney function by   .03 . And, yes, I refused any form of pain pill from my Doctor.  I do not wish to be in a position as Stacy Tebo is today.

I am a member of the Health Sciences Institute which provides many natural remedies in lieu of debilitating drugs.   Today I received Volume 19 of “The Best of Health Sciences Institute” which brought the opioid situation back into perspective with an Asian herb.

Since our Town Manager has made a statement of taking Percoset, which includes Opioids and the fact that our Police Chief believed the pills she found to be Oxycodene, all she would need to stop this problem is to show where she had a prescription.  However, it is doubtful that she has a prescription and it is probably a opioid stronger that Percoset that is purchased on the street.

Now Stacy doesn’t believe that she is addicted to this medication and further does not believe that by taking these drugs she is causing harm for the Town, the Citizens and the employees which surround her.  Some of the symptoms I have noticed of her addiction are:

  • Physiologic tolerance
  • Feeling like drugs are necessary to perform everyday activities
  • Abandoning previously enjoyable activities. She is secretive and shows no involvement with citizens, much less those of her staff.
  • WHEN ADDICTION HAS TAKEN HOLD, COMPULSIVE USE PATTERNS PERSIST DESPITE NO MEDICAL NEED
  • When our Manager tries to refraining from taking these pills it apparently causes the following problems such as tremors which is why she dropped some pills in the bathrooms.
  • A person who is abusing opiates will have constricted pupils, will appear tired and drowsy. They may actually nod out but continue to try to talk as they don’t realize they have nodded out.
  • Reduced social interaction (She has nothing to do with anyone even though she should interact with citizens and staff.
  • Drowsiness;  even when she talks, it will put you to sleep.
  • Poor memory and concentration.  She mentally is not quick to respond.
  • Anxiety
  • Slow movement and reactions
  • Mood swings
  • Apathy and depression.  Although she is extremely emotional to begin with it appears this has become worse.

This is the reason she probably sits behind closed doors and if she needs something she calls or e-mails people, including staff.

Her job doesn’t seem that difficult especially since she does not have to do as much as she had to in Sanford and in DeBary in accordance with her résumé.  She has not improved the town in any way and not even the Street signs and lights can be attributed to her.

All she has to do is provide a prescription or a prescription bottle showing she has been prescribed percoset with a recent date.

 

The deadly truth about pain medication

 

Today nearly 50 Americans will die from prescription drug overdose.

 

That number has been rising…rapidly.  In fact in 2014, substantially more people died from drug overdoses than car crashes.

 

And 28647 of those overdose deaths – 61% of all overdoses —were caused by opioids, the powerful and highly addictive painkillers routinely prescribed for chronic pain sufferers, people recovering from surgery and cancer patients.  One new study showed that nearly 50% of people recovering from surgery who had never used opioid drugs before are sent home with opioid prescriptions…and more than 3% continue with these prescriptions for at least 90 days.

 

And according to the CDC, in 2013 opioid medications brought on 420,040 emergency room visits.  That’s not surprising, as long-term prescription opioid use —meaning just three months worth of prescriptions – increase your risk of hospitalization due to overdose by 60%.  Stacy contends she has been taking pain medication for 17 years.

 

Prescription opioids include medications like

  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphine
  • Oxycodene
  • Oxymorphone
  • Fentanyl
  • Buprenophine
  • And because they’re prescribed by trusted doctors, people mistakenly believe they are safe. But a single prescription for these dangerous drugs can lead to physical dependence.

An Epidemic by the numbers

Opioid dependence has become an American epidemic, destroying people who have never and would never abuse drugs.  That’s because using these drugs correctly as prescribed, can get you addicted…even after very few doses.

Despite growing concerns over the dangers of prescribing opioids, doctors are still handling out prescriptions like candy – and more and more Americans are becoming trapped by pain medication dependence.

  • Opioid dependence impacts close to 5 million Americans.
  • 99% of the hydrocodone in the world is used by Americans.
  • From 2004 to 2011, medical use of opioids doubled…and prescriptions for buprenorphine (less addictive opioid which doctors use to help patients privately to treat their opioid dependence)….increased by 2318%.
  • In 2012 doctors wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid drugs – enough for every adult in America to have a full bottle.
  • Opioid-related deaths have tripled since 2000.
  • In 2014, opioids were linked to 28,647 deaths 14% more deaths than they caused in 2013.
  • Deadly overdoses have significantly increased in people age 55 and older.
  • And on top of that danger, these drugs may cause negative side effects. Taking opioids for just one month can dramatically alter your brain cells.  Patients on long-term opioid therapy report depression and more pain-related interference with activities.

Effectiveness called into question

 

Opioid drugs are designed to turn down the volume on pain intensity…but how effective are they, really?

The quick answer:;  not as effective as you’d expect especially when it comes to chronic pain – which, by definition, is pain lasting longer than three months.

 

To start, most studies on opioid medications have lasted less than twelve weeks, and some were much shorter than that.  On top of that, these drugs are rarely compared to other types of painkillers – like NSAIDs – to see differences in effectiveness.  So there’s really no definitive proof that prescription opioid drugs work better than other painkillers for chronic pain, or that they provide ongoing relief for the long haul.

What do we know is that opioid drugs are linked with far more fatalities than even NSAIDs, though their relative safety hasn’t yet been tested in a head-to-head randomized clinical trial.   And a review of fifteen clinical trials led researchers to conclude that evidence that opioids are effective even in the short-term wasn’t very convincing that in some studies, they didn’t even outperform placebos and they didn’t work better to relieve pain than NSAIDs or antidepressants in direct comparisons.

Another robust review found that treating chronic pain with opioids put patients at increased risk for addiction, overdose, fractures, heart attacks and sexual dysfunction without showing effectiveness for improving pain or function.  And a recent study of 2,163 patients using long-term opioid therapy found that only 20% of them reported low pain levels.

So if you want your pain to truly go away, trash that prescription and turn to the natural pain reliever that’s proven safe and effective over the long-term.  Instead of masking your pain by tricking your brain, this potent herb reduces inflammation to restore function…so you can back to your life.

An Asian herb stops chronic pain and is powerful and proven  It is called Andrographis paniculata, or the “King of Bitters”  It’s effective and safe even with long-term use and not just for pain though multiple clinical trials have demonstrated its effectiveness in erasing even critical chronic pain.

Tames inflammation through multiple crucial pathways

Safeguards your liver

Provides strong antioxidant protection

Fights several kinds of cancer

Protects your brain and improves cognition.

Combats viruses and other infections from malaria to the common cold

Treats fevers, venomous snake bites and poisonous stings

Enhances your immune system.

 

This Asian herb goes under the name Par/Actin and it eliminates crippling chronic pain for good.  The manufacture recommends taking two capsules of Par/Actin daily, either together or one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  For people in extreme pain or who weigh more than 175 pounds, it may be best to start with a loading dose of three capsules for the first three days, then lower the dose down to the recommended two capsules daily.   Taking ParActin regularly for at least six months can bring long-term relief for chronic pain.

And Ms. Tebo could have used a number of other prescriptions to assist her with inflammation and pain but she chose opioids.

 

Karin for the blog

 

 

ANOTHER $4000 DOWN THE DRAIN…

The email is as follows:

This is my five day notice to commencing legal action…

Joe Griffin godforjoe@gmail.com

7:46 PM (0 minutes ago)

to Stacy, FLK, Barbara
For not turning over your pre-employment/post employment drug test as is required by the Charter and the Personnel and Procedures manual which is codified by the Charter. I demand an exact statutory citation for your apparent claim of confidentiality/exemption. Now please.
Joe’s comments:
The law reads  that a pre employment / post employment drug test is a public record. The town wants to say that the Attorney General of the State of Florida and the First Amendment Foundation, both, don’t know what they are talking about. I am required to give them, the town, a five-day notice, which I have done.

STACY’S PLAN…

Is to send one or two of the fire fighters to “Zoning” school to give us a qualified Zoning Inspector. But we’ve got one already. We already spent the money, several years ago, to send Andrew to Zoning School. He’s not too busy that he couldn’t spend 15 minutes a day doing the paper work of a Zoning Compliance Officer.

But you say, “He doesn’t want to do it.” Bull crap. He’s qualified and already has his ticket. And he is the Assistant Chief of the Fire Department.  What more could you want? But Stacy and the Town Council would rather spend the money than take what we’ve got to do the job. Something tells me that Stacy doesn’t want to see the job done.

One other item about this subject. Florida Statute 34.01 (1) (b) allows Judge Scaff to be our Magistrate there by saving even more dollars. All cases could be civil since the State’s Attorney doesn’t want to get into the criminal side of Zoning violations. But that would work. Minimal costs and guaranteed results. But we might hurt Andrew’s feelings. Tough, either he does the job he is qualified to perform or he takes his fanny down the highway.

ANDREW AND THE BUDGET….

ANDREW – SIMPLE, WE PAY AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR $18,000 TO $20,000 PER YEAR TO MAINTAIN THE SEWER AND WATER SYSTEMS. LIVE OAK PAYS THEIR GUY $18,000 AND THEIR PLANT IS 5 OR 6 TIMES AS BIG AS OURS. ANDREW’S COST TO THE TOWN IS APPROXIMATELY $61,000 WITH BENEFITS AND INSURANCE. WE SAVE $40,000 BY DOING IT THIS WAY. $40,000 IS ABOUT WHAT WE ARE TAKING OUT OF THE ENTERPRISE ACCOUNT FOR THE GENERAL FUND. IT’S A PUSH.

 

A WASTE OF $4000 PER MONTH.

Tracy, our erstwhile Police Chief is not qualified, due to her own decisions, to write tickets or patrol. I doubt she is even legal to drive a squad car. Don’t believe me? Ask Pam for a copy of all tickets Tracy has written in the last 16 months. I did two weeks ago and have received no response. I ALWAYS FIND, that when I ask for something at it is not provided soonest that there is something wrong with my request, that the town doesn’t want to divulge what I am looking for. That’s $64000 dollars down the tubes or as I said at the Council  meeting “Pissed down the drain”. When will it stop? Never as long as Stacy, Pam and Tracy control the town.

And Tracy knows this because she alluded to it in her deposition in the Anita Rivers flap. She called Stacy and “Alpha Female” not to be questioned under any circumstances. If Tracy could write tickets or arrest wrong doers she would have stopped Stacy from doing drugs in the office. She could have arrested CJ for his fifth felony crime in 18 months. She could have done a lot of things to make our streets safer. But no, she can’t do any of that because she can’t patrol or even legally wear a badge. We don’t need, as a town, to pay $48000 a year for another Clerk. The one we got isn’t worth a hill of beans and Tracy “riding the clock” doing nothing doesn’t help. $48000 is $20 per month for 200 water and sewer users. I don’t know about you but I could use the money.

And this problem lies directly at the feet of the Town Council. FDLE says the town can hire anyone, certified or not, to be the Chief of Police. We could hire a dog if we wanted to. The Charter requires us to have a Chief of Police. It doesn’t say anything about the qualifications of such a person or animal. Apparently, according to FDLE, that person can just draw a salary, $48000 per year, and not do a damn thing for the town. That sounds awful like we got now.

SIEGE MENTALITY AT TOWN HALL

According to Stacy, Pam and Tracy, Town Hall is under siege by this Blog and a few select members of the Community. It is a direct relationship to the amount of leadership being exercised by the Town Manager.

Not only is she on drugs, Percoset at a minimum and straight Oxycodone at worst, it is believed she is a terrible supervisor. When asked to confirm that she wasn’t on drugs, she refuses to answer. When asked if she had a doctor’s prescription she refuses to answer. And she is being supported by that great teller of the truth the Jasper News. I also feel relative certain that she smokes weed with our Town Mayor and possibly worse, snorting Coke. That’s right I believe not only is our town manager hooked on drugs but our Mayor also does drugs as a recreational activity. That is my well reasoned belief. I ask you to check the cars at the Mayor’s house. You’ll see.

She has no, repeat NO, management skills often locking herself in her office for hours at a time. As bad as Farley was at least he would come out of his office regularly and would answer questions. Stacy only speaks to Pam and of all people Tonya Brown. There appears to be a questionable relationship between Tonja and Stacy, Tonja  isn’t bright enough to know anything close to what Stacy knows but there they are best of buddies.  Who knows, the thought of a “nooner” in town hall has come into my mind more than once.

We are, as a town, held captive to the sorority of Pam, Stacy, Tracy and Rhett. You ask me how I can include Rhett in a sorority and my answer is obvious. He like Willie is a weak kneed sister. A reportedly gay guy who would rather be a woman, it is believed. These are my beliefs.

Just for once I’d like to see the town operate without any one from the Sorority or some other crook trying their damnedest to hold onto their jobs all the while screwing up the town works. We’ve already spent over $33, 400 trying to keep Stacy out of trouble. That’s $14.00 dollars per month lower sewer bill for 200 users of the water and sewer system. Oh well, we’ll get them for sure in court, that you the taxpayers will also have to pay for. Stacy must go, sooner rather than later.

Interesting article from the League of Power – No wonder crime is secondary in IL

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The League of Power

Which American Cities and States Will File Bankruptcy Next?

By now, many readers are aware of the major pension troubles facing the state of Illinois, which has for the time being managed to avert bankruptcy at a statewide level only by passing a massive new income tax hike. So punitive was this tax hike, at 32 percent, that 20 percent of legislators in the Illinois state House of Representatives have announced that they won’t seek reelection. Several lawmakers have resigned, while others have decided to seek office outside of the state assembly.

There are suspicions that some of these actions may be an effort by legislators to save their own pensions, which they in some cases may be eligible for by “retiring,” versus being voted out by outraged residents.

Needless to say, this “group retirement” has raised eyebrows, both in the state and elsewhere. Other states such as New Jersey and Connecticut are also facing extreme budgetary shortfalls due to their pensions and may have to follow the example of Illinois in the near future.

All of these states face the threat of having their state bonds re-rated to “junk” status, with media pundits calling pension funds a giant Ponzi scheme valued at as much as five to eight trillion dollars — a figure that could prove impossible to tackle, even if the federal government were to step in and bail the states out.

But in addition to states, certain American cities are facing their own pension troubles. Chicago — not uncoincidentally located in Illinois — has some of the worst, with more than 60 percent of its tax dollars going to fund public pension and debt payments.

Is it any wonder that tackling crime in this city has become a secondary problem?

Lubbock, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Austin, Texas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Honolulu, Hawaii; Dallas, Texas; Oakland, California; Phoenix, Arizona; Houston, Texas; and Los Angeles also have huge liabilities that are just under the range of Chicago’s.

In each of these metropolises, more than half of the municipal budget is needed to fund merely the maintenance costs of each city’s past expenditures. According to investment bank JPMorganChase, any city with a figure of more than 30 percent needed for such expenses is going to have to face making “very difficult choices” in the future regarding infrastructure investment, bond repayment, contributions to unfunded pension plans, non-pension spending and taxation.

In Honolulu, for instance, JPMorganChase calculated that the city’s budget could only be fixed with either a 30 percent or greater hike in taxes or a staggering 76,000 percent increase in worker pension contributions. It’s highly likely that neither of those conditions would be acceptable to voters or to workers.

Chase considers the cities of Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix and Pittsburgh to be “crisis” situations where pensions are currently funded to a ratio of 55 percent or less (Chicago’s ratio is just 23 percent currently and expected to drop to 15 percent if no major changes are made in the next 10 years).

Observers in Illinois are now commenting that former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley may have been smart to exit when he did in 2011 and that new mayor (and former Obama Chief of Staff) Rahm Emanuel is less so for taking his place.

Even if the states and cities listed above manage to get their budgetary problems under control by raising taxes substantially, this may cause other problems. A research study conducted by United Van Lines showed that six of the American states that were most moved-away-from have an average taxpayer burden that’s five times as high as the burden for the nine states that are most moved-into. (Chicago was the number one city in the study that people abandoned.) If one extrapolates these trends, one can see that raising taxes causes net migration away from municipalities and from states, which means that revenue bases will fall further, creating a vicious cycle.

In Illinois, retiree Rik Mallin is one of the residents who’s exiting. “I’m getting out,” said the 67-year-old. “It’s not just the property taxes on my home; it’s all [the taxes].” Despite recent destruction wreaked by Hurricane Irma, Mallin is moving to Florida, where there’s no personal income tax and where he figures his total tax bill will be one-quarter of what he’s currently paying.

Illinois has been losing more residents than any other state in the Union for three consecutive years now, with 37,508 people leaving in 2016. Forbes magazine ranked Illinois 46th in the nation for worst tax burdens, and that was even before the most recent tax increase passed by state legislators.

In Chicago, optician Sheila Tracy said this tax increase, as well as a new tax on sweetened beverages, appeared to be the measures of a desperate state government. She, too, has decided to leave Illinois in three years when she retires. “It was the last straw; they say the soda tax is about my health, but they aren’t fooling people.”

Across the state line from Illinois, in Lake County, Indiana, there’s been heavy housing growth that some have attributed to the flight from high Illinois state taxes. In northwestern Indiana, housing construction has increased by 19 percent in 2016, while in Cook County, Illinois — home of Chicago — construction is down by 6 percent.

All this news may be having a negative effect on property values. According to real estate information firm CoreLogic, the percentage of home mortgages in Chicago that are “underwater” (where liabilities are greater than what the home is worth) is one of the highest in the nation. Some 13.5 percent of the city’s homes were “underwater” in the second quarter of 2016. The amount that these homes are “underwater” by averages close to $100,000 apiece, which means that for many of these owners, declaring bankruptcy may be the only way out.

For wealthy residents who are lucky enough to have a second home outside of Chicago or Illinois, declaring their primary residence in the other location (typically accomplished by spending time there) may be enough to negate worries about tax increases. While Illinois doesn’t tax income from IRAs, pensions and Social Security, neither does Florida, for instance. And as a bonus, Florida still has no soda tax.

Regards,

Mark Patricks

THE CHARTER ADOPTS THE PERSONNEL AND PROCEDURES MANUAL IN WHOLE….

CHARTER SECTION 5.09

Section 4 C on page 21 of said PERSONNEL Manual says:

C Drug Screening

Applicants Employees will be required, prior to or subsequent to their employment to undergo drug screening urinalysis. White Springs is a Drug Free workplace.

Stacy didn’t take the urinalysis because she couldn’t pass it. She failed upon request to provide her doctor’s prescription for Percoset or Oxycodine.

SHE IS A DRUGGIE FOLKS AND NOTHING WILL CHANGE THAT. THE LAST THREE ENTRIES SAY THAT SHE MUST BE TERMINATED, ACCORDING TO THE CHARTER.

JOE GRIFFIN – EDITOR