Tuesday, September 18, 2012

PTP Wire | a look into a Progressive's, Collective Vision



MASDAR...a Progressive's,
Collective Vision
(Please watch Milton Friedman's Video)

Federal Government Invests in MASDAR
Economic, Environmental and Social Progress

In 2008, Barrack Obama proclaimed the fundamental change of America. In 2012, his campaign slogan is "Forward". What does that mean? Where is Americain 2030?
As Americans fight over the rich paying their fair share, reducing social programs like Social Security and Medicare and reducing our military, our federal tax money is being spent in Abu Dhabi.
With the push for Smart Growth, Sustainable Development, Comprehensive Planning and now the funding of MASDAR (an Abu Dhabi program), they have given us a glimpse of their vision.
Hilary Clinton provided this glimpse during a speech in the Middle East.
This is a partnership between the governments of "United States and Abu Dhabi around renewable energy, and climate change and sustainable development that takes advantage of Human Capital." (0:13)


Hillary Clinton continues to claim that "The old strategies for growth and propersity will no longer work." (0:33)


"We have high hopes that it will provide the link between developed and developing countries in sustainable energy production." (1:56)


"MASDAR and the U.S. Department of Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding last year, to promote joint research development of clean energy technologies." (2:12)


Hillary Clinton at Masdar Institute

Hillary Clinton at Masdar Institute

(Click on video to view)

What is MASDAR?
The World's First Sustainable City!

On February 8, 2008, the Government of Abu Dhabi launched an ambitious plan to create the World's Sustainable City...MASDAR City.
MASDAR will be Zero Waste, Zero Carbon and a Fossil Fuel Free city. (1:00). They will eliminate the fossil fuel automobile..and have pedestrian only streets (1:07)
The goal is to have the highest quality of life with the lowest environmental impact.
For a city of the future, "Master Planners" have gone back in time.

Transport (2:16)
The transportation system includes a subway, light rail and high speed rail.
Everyone will be within 250 meters from public transport. (2:45)

SMART Technology (2:47)
City design aims to reduce electricity and water demand as much as possible.
"Smart" buildings and appliances will monitor consumption.
World Wildlife Fund and BioRegional have developed
It's academic and researchers will search for solutions to mankind's most pressing problems including...security, climate change and sustainable human development. (5:43)
Welcome To Masdar City

Welcome To Masdar City (6:51)

Note: 609 likes and only 14 dislikes

(Click on the video to view)

SMART Technology
Verizon's Home Monitoring & Control

As previously mentioned, "Smart" buildings and appliances will monitor consumption to ensure that cities meet zero carbon emissions.
While corporation like Verizon is ushering in mechanisms to remotely monitor and control appliances, cameras and thermostats within your home. But what happens when restrictions are placed on our uses of electricity, water and other resources?

Controlling Your Home with Verizon Home Monitoring & Control

Controlling Your Home with Verizon

Home Monitoring & Control

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...a Glimpse into the Future

If we continue this path, MASDAR provides an insight into our future and what it will resemble, but everyone knows that enough utopias to fit 7 billion people cannot be built.
This societial utopia is totally depended on the collective. Where all actions are monitored by technology in the name of the environment.


Our education system reinforces this collective thought, as the betterment for humanity is the reason. This is a system in which someone cannot escape.


The essence of innovation is thinking outside the box but Milton Friedman puts it the best.


Milton Friedman - Greed
Milton Friedman - Capitalism
Local Events!
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Victory Rally with Paul Ryan
and the Republican Team!
Tuesday, September 18th at 5pm,
Doors open at 3pm


Ferguson Center for the Arts

Christopher Newport University

1 Avenue of the Arts

Newport News, VA 23606


All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted.


To RSVP and get your ticket, please visit: www.mittromney.com/states/virginia

For questions, contact us at: TeamVA@mittromney.com | (757) 279-8253. For Important Campaign Updates: Text (VA) to GOMITT (466488)

CCHT Meeting
Tuesday, September 18th at 7pm


Harbour Coffee in the New Town
4260 Casey Blvd
Williamsburg, VA 23188


The Concerned Citizens of the Historic Triangle will hold meeting every 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm. They will update everyone as to what's on the horizon!

CCHT is a group mainly looking out for property rights of the citizens of Williamsburg, James City County and York County. This is a great opportunity where a small business owner, Harbour Coffee in New Town, supporting our cause.


Things to be aware of.....the chicken keeping issue....wow! And chickens are sustainable.... You would think they'd want property owners to have them!




AARP: You've Earned a Say,
Newport News!
Wednesday, September 19th from 10am to noon,
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital
2 Bernardine Drive
Newport News, VA 23602


AARP is holding a "listening session' this Wednesday (Sept 19) at the Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News (Ed and Health Resource Center, Auditorium A, 2 Bernardine Drive, Newport News) from 10 am until noon to 'learn about the proposals being considered for the future of Medicare and voice their opinions on those options.'


For further information readers are referred to two sites: www.earnedasay.org and www.aarp.org/va



Thanks to the ladies at Peninsula Patriots, they plan to attend this event.



Peninsula Tea Party Events!
September and October Events


Peninsula Tea Party Public Meeting
Wednesday, September 19th at 7:00 - 8:30pm 
at the "Tabb Library"


Tabb Library
100 Long Green Blvd
Yorktown, VA  23693


This meeting is intended to unite in the direction of the Peninsula Tea Party. As there will be some updates Peninsula Tea Party, most will be listening to you. Please attend to help us mold the Peninsula Tea Party into a strong organization, it cannot be done without you.


Education Series: Health Care Taxes
Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30pm


Location - TBA 


Ray Nations from Liberty Tax Service will discuss the taxes being implemented by the Affordable Health Care Act. As Carrie Triepel provided a detail discussion on how our health care would be provided, Ray will discuss the taxes involved.
Peninsula Tea Party Public Meeting
Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00 - 8:30pm


Hampton Library
4207 Victoria Blvd
Hampton, VA  23669


This meeting is intended to unite in the direction of the Peninsula Tea Party. As there will be some updates Peninsula Tea Party, most will be listening to you. Please attend to help us mold the Peninsula Tea Party into a strong organization, it cannot be done without you. 

This email was sent to meetings@peninsulateaparty.org by info@peninsulateaparty.net |  
Peninsula Tea Party | PO Box 14332 | Newport News | VA | 23608

Monday, September 17, 2012

Tomorrow night when you can make it after 5:30 when arrive

The address of the Office of the James City County Republican Committee:
5251 John Tyler Hwy Unit 52  in the Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center (corner of John Tyler and the 199).  

MD Sias
Tidewater & Richmond Social Conservative Victory Director
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Fellow delegates: Reminder FYI – See you all there/then.
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Community Meeting Notice

The Virginia Peninsula Car Club Council was established to support the Automotive Clubs and Auto Enthusiasts in the Va. Peninsula Region and surrounding areas.  VPCCC is a not-for-profit group (www.vpccc.org)

The VPCCC meets on the third Thursday of the month (Except Dec.)   at 7:00 pm Please consider coming as our guest. 

Sept 20th   is our next meeting .

 Guest Speaker

Charlie  Daniels of Daniel Performance Group



Wynne Ford/Volvo

1020 West Mercury Blvd. 

Hampton, VA 23666

Map & Location




Call or email Hal Hartel for more information.    

FYI-We have clubs, individuals and businesses as members from Chesapeake, Charles City, Chester, Denbigh, Gloucester - Middle Peninsula, Hampton, Isle of Wight, James City County, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Suffolk, Va. Beach, Yorktown, York County, Williamsburg of Virginia and Elizabeth City & Outer Banks of  N.C.

Thanks,  Hal
Past Chairman of Va Fall Classic
President of Va Peninsula Car Club Council

 "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit!" Harry S. Truman

Harold D. Hartel
100 Kayla Court
Yorktown, Va. 23693


Friday, September 14, 2012

Delegate Mike Watson - Newsletter Sept. 14, 2012






93rd District Citizens Jim and Carole Sheahan with Governor Walker

September Update


Friday Sept. 14th




Another summer has flown by.  Kids are back in school and we are well into election season for the 2012 presidential, congressional and many local races.  Now that Virginia is considered a swing state, we have seen an increase in political advertising and news coverage.  That's great for our economy and puts the national spotlight on the Commonwealth.  More importantly, it means that we will have a significant say in the direction of our nation - as it should be.  There will be an unprecedented effort on both sides to maximize voter turnout and it is critical that each of us does all we can to help.  If you've ever thought about getting involved in a campaign, this is the time to do it.  Whether you've ever contributed to a campaign or not, this is the time to do it.  Think of your grand kids sitting on your knee a few years down the road.  You can tell them, "I did all that I could, gave time and money, to see that you would be able to experience the American Dream".  We have an opportunity in just a few weeks to put the U.S. back on a path to strength and prosperity, but it will only happen if Virgina citizens stand up for the principles that this nation was founded upon. 


End of summer also means that we are just a few months away from the General Assembly's 2013 session.  Throughout the spring and summer I have been meeting with businesses, individuals, localities and organizations to develop legislative priorities.  I will begin submitting bills to Legislative Services for drafting in October once we get a few more details worked out.  I will also be meeting with the Business Development Caucus (more info in newsletter) on  Oct. 3rd to put together its legislative agenda for the coming session.  Once I've submitted bills and had a chance to review the draft language, I will decide which to carry.  As that happens, I'll provide updates and information on how you can track progress.  It can be an exciting process and I encourage you to watch and participate when there is an issue that matters to you.


On Saturday, I'll be joining Congressman Scott Rigell in the Denbigh Day Parade then spending time with the Kiwanis Club at the JCC Shrimp Feast in the afternoon.  On Sunday, I'll slip out of the Williamsburg Chapel just in time to fire the start pistol at the 35th Annual James River Swim for the American Cancer Society at Jamestown Beach.  I will be working from my GAB office on Monday and will speak in the Cemetery Work Study Committee meeting that afternoon.  Citizens of James City are very familiar with some of the issues that arose out of a 2012 bill, HB 316, that could have had a significant impact in the community and while I've not taken an official position on this local issue itself, I will stay on top of the committee's progress to assure its actions do not inadvertently decide this issue.


I'll be traveling back to Pulaski County on Tuesday in my role as a board member on a Community College Educational Foundation.  I was in Pulaski earlier this month meeting with executives of Volvo Trucking as they have selected the Pulaski site as their North American Headquarters.  While there, I also met representatives of an Ohio based metal stamping company that's establishing a VA manufacturing facility creating over 100 new Virginia jobs to support the Volvo Truck plant.  


As we ramp up the 2012 election season and prepare for the 2013 session I'll keep you informed of my legislative activities.  In the meantime, please contact my office if I can be of assistance.  Also, be sure to 'Like Me' if you're a Facebook user or just visit my website at DelegateWatson.com  to get the most up to the minute information. 


Thank you for the opportunity to serve.


Respectfully yours,






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Business Development Caucus

Earlier this year, I wrote to you about the Business Development Caucus (“BDC”), a new bi-partisan endeavor that I, along with three House colleagues, founded to promote the growth and success of Virginia businesses and to increase employment.   Since May, we have held a series of business leader Town Hall type meetings across the Commonwealth to gain input directly from business owners and leaders about existing legislation that inhibits growth and new legislative ideas that would promote it.  I am pleased to report that the BDC is on the road to great success.  We have already met with over 100 companies in Roanoke, Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia, and Richmond and have two more events planned in Danville and Culpepper.  By going directly to the source, we are learning about issues, some we did not know existed and others that we did not realize were a problem. We are hearing ideas that will help clear the path for these businesses to expand. We have already identified several potential legislative initiatives for the 2013 session. BDC Founders Delegates Head, Webert, Ramadan and I, as well as members of the Governor’s policy team, have attended. We’ve also been joined by many of the 23 charter members when in their region, including Hampton Roads Delegates Stolle and Yancey.  Our most recent Town Hall also included Speaker of the House of Delegates, William Howell.  By having so many participants present to learn first-hand the challenges these businesses are facing, we will have a strong team to promote any legislation that we put forth.  As the recent Op-Ed in the Daily Press stated, ”in the past, small businesses have too often been left out of legislative conversations. It's time Virginia afforded them a stronger voice”.  I’m grateful that the DP recognizes the importance of this new caucus and I look forward to seeing new jobs created through its success. If you would like to see the DP article search terms:  "Daily Press Let's Do Business"


Jefferson Lab

You’ll remember that one of the initiatives I successfully carried this year was support for the Free Electron Lab (“FEL”) upgrade at Jefferson Lab in Newport News. In my presentation to the House Appropriations Committee and members of the Senate Finance Committee, I was able to give examples in which JLab promoted economic development in the Commonwealth and acted as a catalyst for new companies.  So, I was pleased to read that another new company will be spawned from work at its FEL.  The new Nanotube company will produce a high-tech structure to be used for defense, industrial, and medical applications, among others.  This new manufacturer will initially create 20 high-tech jobs in Newport News and has great potential for growth.  I’m looking forward to watching developments at JLab and the opportunities for jobs and innovation that will result from the FEL upgrade.  You can see my speech on the House floor about Jefferson Labs and other topics at: https://www.youtube.com/blogs/vahousegop


Election 2012

As this newsletter is published, there are only 53 days until Election Day.  Undoubtedly, there are stark philosophical contrasts between the two presidential candidates as well as between the Congressional and even local candidates, one offering a promise of economic growth and opportunity, the other promoting a dependence on government.  Most of us would expect the American people to overwhelmingly choose the former.  However, with so many citizens now relying on government subsidies, and with the perceived diminished hope of ever getting back on their own feet, it’s not surprising that each will be a very close race.  Because there is so much at stake and because many issues are complex, it is important that voters have as much information as possible prior to November 6th.  Fortunately, there are many opportunities to learn.  First, there are debates including:  Oct. 3rd on Domestic Policy, Oct. 11 on Foreign and Domestic, Oct. 16th again on Foreign and Domestic, and Oct. 22nd on Foreign Policy.  There is also a VP Debate on Oct. 11th that should prove to be informative, if not entertaining.  Information is available at GOP Headquarters in York and James City Counties and at the Victory Center in Newport News.  I encourage you to invite friends and family to join you as you learn.  Also, tonight I will be speaking to citizens in one JCC neighborhood about the impact of the election specifically on the Commonwealth as there are huge implications on issues such as Medicaid, Defense Spending, Energy, and Jobs among others.   If you are interested in hosting a similar event for your neighbors, whether decided or undecided, please let my office know and if available, I will come to your home or gathering place as well.  As a small business owner and believer that we can regain our nation’s footing and once again offer a promise of opportunity and success for all citizens, I am a supporter of the Romney/Allen/Wittman (and Wright in JCC) tickets in the 93rd district.  That said, I will be open and candid in these presentations recognizing that folks simply want to hear the facts.  You can reach my office by calling (757) 345-6310 or via email at DelMWatson@House.Virginia.gov. Remember, the result of your efforts in the next 53 days may change your life and will certainly impact the opportunities and challenges that our children and grandchildren will face. 


Workforce Development and Job Opportunities

Since 1989, my company has employed a variety of craftsmen and technicians.  Among the employee trends that became apparent in the late 1990s was the increasing average age of qualified applicants.  Young people were simply not pursuing the trades as a career.  My company was forced to expand its recruiting reach, significantly increase its investment in training, and eventually merge with another company in 2006 due in part to the limited employee pool.  Since then, working alongside the Virginia Community College System, I have strived to introduce young adults to the opportunities available to skilled craftsmen and women.  In a recent meeting with Joe Johnson, Executive Director at New Horizons Regional Education Center, I learned that they have identified over 11,000 Hampton Roads jobs that will need to be filled in the next four years by workers skilled in electrical, mechanical, welding, and other trades, most with an emphasis on technology and high tech manufacturing.  Helping to train future employees for these high-paying and available jobs has been a major initiative for me prior to my election and now as a member of the General Assembly.  There are some state supported programs in place today to facilitate training for these jobs and I plan to introduce additional measures to further this effort.  New Horizons is also working to expand its ability to train for these jobs and I hope to have a role in accomplishing this important goal.  But, having the tools to train is only half the battle.  It is important to get this information to students and their parents so that they understand the career opportunities that exist.  If you are affiliated with the education system or are a parent, guardian, or grandparent of a middle or high school student, I urge you to encourage your school to introduce these “marketable skills” opportunities to students.   As I often state in my speeches on education, I’ve not seen Philosophy, Inc. advertising in the help wanted section in quite some time. 


National Governor’s Association

Back in July the Commonwealth of Virginia hosted the National Governor’s Association annual retreat conference right here in the 93rd district.  This was a great event drawing Governor’s, staff and others from around the nation and offered a wonderful opportunity to showcase our region.  I had the honor to join Governor McDonnell in welcoming our guests to the district at the Friday night Jamestown Settlement event.  While there, I had the opportunity to meet Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his family and can attest that he is as down to earth and personable as you might imagine.  After sharing with him that a couple outside the event waiving pro-Walker signs were neighbors and constituents, he offered to take time away from his busy Saturday schedule to meet them.  He did and they were thrilled.  Just this week Governor McDonnell announced that a $50,000 donation from private funds raised to support the NGA conference, was made to the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial, a project honoring public safety personnel killed in the line of duty.  Thank you Governor, on behalf of the 93rd district and the families of fallen heroes.







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Thursday, September 6, 2012

GREAT CONTEST underway by Americans For Prosperity!

Good Evening,

I believe we met when I attended the York meeting.  I wanted to be sure that all of your friends who believe in Economic Freedom, Limited Government and Lower Taxes were aware of the contest we have going on in our area!  We are just getting started so now is a great time to jump in!

Would you be kind enough to call me with your number?  Have you see the great commercials AFP is running?  Note, the Scholarship to 'Groups' can only be given to non-partisan groups.

Here is info you can cut and paste to forward to your friends!

Thanks! Melody



Dear Patriot,

I have EXC ITING NEWS to share with you!  We've put together an awesome competition that will add an additional level of excitement to our very focused effort of phone banking and neighborhood canvassing!

As your Eastern Virginia Field Coordinator with Americans for Prosperity we've designed a program which gives economic freedom loving individuals and groups an opportunity to make a difference and put our country back on a course to limited government and free markets!  Your efforts will not only make a positive impact in your local area but will also help qualify you and your group for outstanding prizes.

The fifty most active phone banking and door knocking activists will not only qualify for terrific prizes, their efforts will also help raise money for their group! Participating Groups whose members, in aggregate, complete during the Contest Period the most surveys, as determined by AFP, will qualify for a scholarship in the following amounts:

First Prize:                                 $1,000.00

Second Prize:                             $900.00

Third Prize:                                $800.00  . . .

(prizes go all the way to tenth prize at $100.00)


IN ADDITION there will be excellent weekly prizes awarded to the individuals who complete the most phone surveys or complete the most neighborhood canvassing!  Those prizes will vary but here are just a few of the prizes that may be awarded:


·         Training and Certification for a Concealed Carry Permit as well as target practice from Bob Starrer, owner of Historic Arms.

·         Charter Fishing with Legacy Charter Fishing owned by Captain Bill Jenkins.

·         Wine tasting at Williamsburg Winery given by President, Patrick Duffeler. 

·         American Heritage Annual Pass (For One person to the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center)

·         Peninsula Fine Arts Center Individual Annual Pass

·         Combination pass For Lee Hall Mansion, Endview Plantation and the Virginia War Museum

·         Annual Pass to Norfolk Zoo for two

·         Family Membership to the Mariners Museum

·         One year annual pass to any Virginia State Park including boat or horse trailer: Parking, Admission and Boat Launching to all State Parks and Plus Package amenities

·         One year annual FAMILY membership to Nauticus

·         Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Membership (Otter Level)

·         Access to special Leadership Institute courses


As you can see we've added a great way for you to not only qualify for some outstanding incentives from AFP for yourself, but also to give a great benefit to the non-partisan group you support!  This contest will run from September 1 to September 30 so it is very important that you SIGN UP as soon as possible with Melody Scalley in order to participate!  You MUST RECEIVE an individual PIN number from Melody in order to qualify for individual incentives.  Please contact Melody directly at: 703 258 4200 or email to mscalley@afphq.org


We are excited to partner with your group because we understand that if your group is stronger at the grassroots level, we will all be stronger as a coalition.  PLEASE contact Melody as soon as possible with your name, phone number and email address so a PIN number can be issued and the contest information can be sent to you!

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Thank you and God Bless,

Melody Scalley

Eastern Virginia Field Coordinator

703 258 4200