Witzelina

Witzelina: from……..

Kimbo and Wade

by

Jon Presco

Copyright 2017

When Kimbo met Wetzelina, it was love at first sight. Wade had brought her to the Springtucky Tug of War and Fried Chicken contest. The Fire Department won that year. But, the Police Department won the Godzilla Run – for adults. When Witzelina spotted Kimbo she wiggled out of Wade’s arms and ran up to her. She tried to bark, but nothing came out.

“What happened to your dogs bark?” Kimbo asked as she picked up this wire-haired Duschand, and gave it warm cuddly hugs.

“She lost her voice in the raid on the Mendoza Cartel. We had to use a lot of tear gas. They were a large family. On top of that, I think she was traumatized. She has seen a lot of crime and mayhem. I know she wants to talk about it, but, she can’t. Did I tell you I was a horse-whisperer after I dropped out of Harvard and went to work at the Pendleton Round-up?

All of a sudden Witzelina spotted the toy chicken hanging from Kimbo’s purse, took hold of it, and began to make it squeak. Then there was a avalanche of squeaks that went on for five minutes. Kimbo squealed with delight!

“My name is Kimbo! That’s right. You got it! What’s his name?” Kimbo asked, pointing at Wade. What? Puff&Fluff? Because……..? He’s full of Harvard stories after he smokes his funny cigarettes?”

Wade was giving Kimbo his long wrinkled nose look, of disdain (because he quit smoking weed back in 1967) when Witzelina bounded from Kimbo’s lap and chased a squirrel up a tree. The whole squad looked over to see what the commotion was. Witzelina was really getting some sounds out of her rubber chicken. When the chief approached, she charged at him. She was back at the compound, doing her job. The chief had cop written all over him.

“Squeazle! Squeazle! Squeazle!” she yapped, then dropped her chicken and took little nips at the Cheif’s tennis shoe!”

“Hey, Wade, call off your wiener dog, or I’ll put him on the grill and feed his to the boys!”

“She! He’s a she!” growled Kimbo, and called to her dog; for, it was her dog now. Now that she found her voice, Witzelina began to tell Kimbo about the horrific life she had lived since she was brought to the compound as a puppy.

“Squeazle- squeazle! Squeazle! Squeazle……………..Squeazle-squeazle!”

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Wiping a rare tear away from the corner of her, Kimbo asks;

“What’s her name?”

“Witzelina!”

“What does that mean?” Kimbo cautiously inquired, knowing she was playing into Wade’s strong suit, because he is the world’s foremost etymologist, toponymist, who had majored in onomastics……………at Harvard. When she first learned this, she broke out in hysterical laughter.

“Boy! You sure didn’t want to amount to anything! Are you afraid of success? ”

This is when she heard Wade’s sad story. His father was a boilermaker in Connecticut, who worked two jobs in order to send his only kid to Harvard. He worked himself to death.

“Witzelina means ‘the good witch of white mountain’. ” Wade said, then lowered his head because he didn’t do well under the look Kimbo gave him at times. She wondered if he was full of shit, and was putting her on.

“You did that to her? ” Kimbo said, with her best scold.

“That was my grandmother’s name. She was the only one who was there for me growing up.”

“Why were you on the Mendoza case?”

“There were photo albums, galore. I have a knack for assigning names to folks photographs. Genealogy is my hobby. I knew the second son was usually named Juan, and the first son was named Jesus. Things like that. I figured out who slept in what bedroom. I was able to tell who owned what toy and automobile. I listened to their music on their cellphones. I got in their head. I pretended I was a member of the family. Stop looking at me that way. I know I’m a fucking freak!

Then I saw her. Someone shoved her in the wine cooler. She looked – chilled!”

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Spencer and My Southern History

“Revising history, tearing down history and carting away history — all for the sake of saving someone’s hurt feelings — is a despicable trend of late that’s been prompted in large part by minority groups that have finally found a voice.

But Richard Spencer, you’re not helping. You’re actually fueling racial flames and aiding the other side’s arguments.”

https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2006/sons-confederate-veterans-heads-more-radical-direction

The bottom three photographs are members of the Hodges family, who intermarried with the Rosamond family for generations. We fought on the side of the Confederacy.  Here is my brother’s racist misogynist essays. Mark Presco has been a neo-Nazi most of his life. Spencer is a neo-Nazi who subscribes to the lie non-whites caused “brothers” to kill each other – needlessly.

http://mbpresco.blogspot.com/

Denne Sweeny took over the leadership of the Sons of Confederate Veterans from
my kinfolk, Anthony Hodges. Above we see Sweeney ‘The Neo-Confederate Swine’
parading around with grown men in Confederate uniforms carrying Confederate
flags. He is the big guy in greenish-grey coat. Here are some of the captions
that go with these photos. It sounds like Sweeney is commanding a imaginary army
standing up for “their ancestors” who have risen from the dead, risen from their
graves! Is this Judgment Day, or, Lord of the Rings?

http://the-bohemian-register.blogspot.com/

“Our Texas Division leaders were there standing up for their ancestors. (l-r)
Steve von Roeder, 2nd Lt. Commander; Denne Sweeney, Division Commander; Steve
Lucas, 1st Lt. Commander.

Commander Manning (and George Ballentine) get an audience with Representative
Suzanna Gratia Hupp representing District 54.

Texas Division Commander, Denne Sweeney, gives us our marching orders.”
One could say that when Joe Wilson called our President a liar, and when the
Speaker of the House and President Obama shot Wilson a hard stare, the
make-believe world of Denne Sweeney came alive because that shout is going to
play a big role in American History. Once again, the Confederate Traitors are –
up to bat! But, are they for real? How can they own real credibility if they are
coming out of the Republican Party founded by Radical Republicans who hated
everything Sweeney stands for, and indeed, wanted to put his kind behind bars and
give their land to their Black Slaves!

No doubt Sweeney and his Swine are Republicans and Evangelicals who have
compromised their alleged Family Moral Traditions by being members of the
Republican party founded by Freethinkers, Atheists, and Socialists. This has
tainted their make-believe religion founded by John Darby. This membership cast
doubt on their hegemony, their claim God gave them America and the Constitution.

The Rev. Eric Dean, an American Southerner living in Europe, had been hearing the rumors for months. Finally, he decided to pay a visit to a former high-ranking leader of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), the Southern heritage group of which Dean had long been a proud member. Was it true, Dean asked last November, that the SCV was being taken over by racial extremists? Were the decent colleagues Dean remembered really being swamped by white supremacists?

Within days of his visit to Tennessee to see Anthony Hodges, the former No. 2 leader in the SCV who had earlier been purged by his enemies, Dean had reached a conclusion. Hodges, he E-mailed comrades in the SCV, had told him the group was moving “towards a more politically active, secessionist and racist agenda.” “Racial groups,” Hodges added, controlled “key leadership positions.” As a result, there was an ongoing “exodus” of lifelong SCV members, including U.S. senators.

And so Eric Dean quit the SCV. Members of the unit he served as chaplain did, too. And with that, the SCV’s entire European division ceased to exist.

Former Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard David Duke and other hard-right figures are praising white nationalist and alt-right figurehead Richard Spencer’s protest to block the removal of a memorial to Confederate Civil War General Robert E. Lee in Virginia.

“We will not be replaced from this park, whites have a future, we have a future of power,” Spencer said through a bullhorn as he led protesters during an afternoon rally Saturday. Spencer said people who seek equality of races want whites “neutered and in a museum.” Supporters of his white nationalist ideology held banners and shouted “you will not replace us!”

Spencer, a self-described white supremacist, just led a chant-filled protest — complete with torches and calls to preserve “white heritage” — to save a Robert E. Lee statue from being removed from its Charlottesville, Virginia, spot.

In April, the City Council voted to sell the statue, which has stood in its Lee Park spot since 1924 as a proud symbol of the Confederacy. The Confederate Veterans, Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy were given charge of unveiling the monument, which was seven years in making.

“It was … presented to the city on May 21, 1924, during a Confederate reunion,” according to the “History of Lee Park” section at Charlottesville.org. “As part of the ceremony, one hundred cadets from the Virginia Military Institute paraded through the center of Charlottesville decorated with Confederate colors.”

The monument was a memory of the South’s struggle, the inspiring and courageous leadership of one of America’s greatest strategic generals and a recognition of those who fought and died in the fight against the Union.

But Spencer, one of the leading voices to keep the statue in place, is making it seem that way.

“What brings us together is that we are white, we are a people and we will not be replaced,” he said, during this past weekend’s protest and march through the city, New York Magazine reported.

And in another and earlier protest, broadcast on Periscope video, Spencer also said: “You will not replace us. You will not destroy us. You cannot destroy us. We have awoken. We are here. We are never going away.”

How is this rhetoric helping, though?

Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors and a contender for governor of Virginia, has made the statue one of his political causes, saying it has historical value and its removal is little more than “political correctness” run amok.

And on that, he’s quite correct. Removing the Robert E. Lee statue is a travesty. Charlottesville isn’t the only city facing such a fight; in fact, hundreds of similar Confederate symbols are planted in spots across the South.

Rightly so: The region is rich with Civil War history. These statues and monuments recognize those who fought. Stripping the South of these memories would be as wrong as stripping the country of the likes of the monuments of Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson in Washington, D.C. Feeling offense should not be the standard by which our histories are recorded and recognized in monuments.

But Spencer’s only fueling the side of the anti-Confederate monument crowd by giving voice to their concerns — that the monuments are testaments to racism. It’s the same argument that stripped the Confederate flag from places of public property flying, like South Carolina’s Capitol.

The only hope for those who truly want the monuments of the South to stay for reasons related to somber historical record is to disavow the rhetoric of Spencer and to stand as far apart from the guy during protest gatherings as possible.

Samuel enlisted in the militia around 1776-77 and served as a Lieutenant under Captain Adam Crain Jones and Colonel Robert Anderson (for whom Anderson County, SC was named.) In 1782 he was appointed Captain and served at the Siege of Ninety-Six and the Battle of Kettle Creek in Wilkes County, GA on Feb. 14, 1779 during the Revolutionary War. This battle enabled the revolutionists to halt the British advance in Georgia after the capture of Savannah. According to Samuel’s great-grandson James Oliver Rosamond, Samuel served as a scout and spy under the direction of Colonel Francis Mariion, the “Swamp Fox”.

A copy of Samuel’s will is contained in another web page on this site at http://rosamond.ourfamily.com/samswill.htm.

Several women have joined the DAR based on the Revolutionary War record of Capt. Samuel Rosamond: Mrs. Josie Dean Rosamond HILBUN (275253); Miss Nannie SULLIVANT; Mrs. Molly Rosamond SULLIVANT; Mrs. Mary Rosamond RHYNE (251829); Mrs. Allison Sullivant GUYTON (254893) – – – From 1965 DAR book.

In Feb 1785 when Samuel Null was 34, he married Sarah (Salley) Hodges, H322, F, daughter of Richard Hodges, M & Elizabeth (Betty) Jones, F, in South Carolina. Born ca 1765 in South Carolina. Sarah (Salley) died in SC or MS on 24 Apr 1844, she was 79.

Ruth Menhekl noted that Sarah’s father, whose name is unknown, also served in the Revolutionary War. It is uncertain whether Sarah died in SC, or if she traveled to Missisiippi with the family when they migrated in the early 1800s.

They had the following children:
12       i.       Margaret “Peggy”, F (1786-1872)
13       ii.       Elizabeth, F (ca1786-)
14       iii.       John Hodges, M (1789-)
15       iv.       Sarah, F (>1790-)
16       v.       Richard, M (1795-1856)
17       vi.       Addison, M (1803-1873)
18       vii.       James, M (ca1807-)
19       viii.       Mary, F
20       ix.       Lucinda Jane, F
21       x.       Jane, F

4. James Rosamond[6],[7],[8],[9],[10], R255, M. Born ca 1754 in Augusta County, Virginia. James died in Abbeville District, SC bef 10 Jul 1806, he was 52. Occupation: Farmer.

[11]James served in the Revolutionary War in the Ninety-Six District before and after the fall of Charleston. The Siege of Charleston occurrend in 1790 by the British Army led by Sir Henry Clinton. James furnished 150 lbs. of pork to the militia in 1782. He obtained land grants as a result of his service in the war. An abstract of his service in the Revolutionary War is on file at the Historical Commission in South Carolina.

James may have been married to a Dorothy/Norah Hodges (daughter or John Hodges and Elizabeth ?) prior to marrying Mary Daugherty. No one has been able to fine any record of this. Barbara Morgan lists a Lettice Jones as a possibility for James’ first wife. Much depends on when his first wife died, and the date he married Mary.

In the first national census in 1790, James, his brother Samuel, and his mother Sarah were the only Rosamond Heads of Household listed in South Carolina.

From info received from Ruth: “The census listing shows him as living in the Ninety-Six District 1 male & 1 female age 40-50, 2 males under 16 years and 9 slaves.” This can’t be the 1790 census data as that census didn’t break down the ages except the males, and that only younger and older than 16. Also, there is no 40-50 age group for the 1800 census. This breakdown didn’t occur until at least 1830, so where did this data come from?

A transcripted copy of his will is located in the SC Archives in Columbia, SC. A copy also appears on a separate page within this web site. James’ will was recorded in Abbeville County, 10 July 1806.

He and his brother Samuel are mentioned in their sister Jean Rosamond’s will.

From “Mississippi Ancestors”
“ROSAMOND, James, Soldier, S.C., b. Abbeville, S.C., d. aft 8 June 1805, Abbeville, S.C., m ca 1778-79, wf Mary Dohorty, Abbeville, S.C., d aft 15 July 1795; ch, Thomas (Rev.), b 1788, Abbeville Dist., S.C., d. prob Jan 1862 Yalobusha Co., Miss., m Elizabeth A. Williams, ca 1820-21, b 20 Apr 1805, Kershaw Dist., S.C., d 23 Apr 1857, Yalobusha Co., Miss.; Nathaniel, b ca 1786, m (1) Mary Lighon, (2) Amy Powell; Benjamin, b ca 1784; Samuel b ca 1782; Mary, b ca 1780.

ca 1778 when James was 24, he first married Lettice ?, F. Born ca 1757. Lettice died ca 1793, she was 36.

The big question is who was James’ first wife???? One record shows her as Lettice, others speculate that she was Dorothy Hodges, sister to Sarah and Richard Hodges who married Samuel and Sarah F. Rosamond respectively, and some still believe it could be Mary Doherty (Daugherty), although that now seems very unlikely. If her name was Lettice, she might have been a Jones.

Alternate spellings for Lettice – Letice, Letitia, Lettitia, Leticia, Letticia, …

They had the following children:
i.       Mary, R255, F. Born ca 1780.

1820 Census of Abbeville County shows a Mary Rosamond over 45 years old as a Head of Household with no one else living with her. This is probably her as she is right next door to James’ sons Samuel and Benajmin, and only 11 houses away from Nathaniel Jones Rosamond.

22       ii.       Nathaniel Jones, M (ca1784-ca1840)
23       iii.       Thomas A., M (1787-1861)
24       iv.       Benjamin, M (1790-1870)
53       viii.       Nancy Narcissus, F (1828-1921)

25. Samuel E. Rosamond, R255, M. Born abt 1792 in Abbeville District, SC. Samuel E. died in Attala County, MS ca 1862, he was 70. Was on the census for Attala County, Mississippi in 1850.

In 1850 Samuel owned land in Attala County, MS and 15 slaves. He lived three houses down from his brother Benjamin. Both men were married to Hill sisters.

In 1860 Samuel and Frances were living in the home of their youngest daughter Nancy Ann (Mrs. Elijah Little). They lived next door to Jessie Mays.

In 1812 when Samuel E. was 20, he married Frances E. ‘Fannie’ Hill, H400, F, daughter of John Hill Sr., M & Susannah ?, F, in Abbeville District, SC. Born ca 1785 in Abbeville District, SC. Frances E. ‘Fannie’ died in Attala County, MS ca 1867, she was 82. Buried in Holmes County, MS.

They had the following children:
i.       William Edward, R255, M. Born ca 1817 in Abbeville County, SC. William Edward died in 1889, he was 72. Buried in Franklin, Holmes County, MS. Occupation: Physician / Farmer.

From MS Archives of Descriptive Register of Men in Attala County, MS:
“W.E. Rosamond, age 48, Grey eyes, Dark hair, 5′-6″ tall, dark complexion, Born in Mississippi, Occupation-Physician.”

William Edward first married Emily L. ?, F, in South Carolina. Born ca 1820 in South Carolina. Emily L. died bef 1870, she was 50.

William Edward second married Susan Sally (or Sarah E.?) Davis, D120, F, in Mississippi. Born ca 1835.

54       ii.       Thomas Andrew, M (1818-1887)
55       iii.       Samuel E, M (ca1826-<1860)
56       iv.        Sarah Frances L., F (1827-1905)
v.       Mary C., R255, F. Born on 12 Jun 1828 in South Carolina. Mary C. died in Mississippi on 22 Jun 1873, she was 45. Buried in Kosicusko, MS.

Listed in 1850 Attala County census #200/200; 1860 Attala Co. 1291 p.447, and 1870 Attala Co. #38/38 Beat 4.

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Evil Cartoon Show

It’s like a bad cartoon show.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/21/muslims-islamic-donald-trump-saudis-riyadh

 

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The Patel Gokay Open

The Glenwood Refinement team switched allegiance to the Patel Family of India. The Register Guard does not give any background on the Patel family, a name that means

“one who holds pieces of land”

http://patelmonopoly.blogspot.com/p/who-are-patels_18.html

When the Glenwood opens ‘The Gateway to Bombay’  us old McKenzie River Loggers and Bohemian Men will come down and play a game of Gokay on the grass islands. Gokay is the combination of golf and croquette.

When the Republican King of Bombay and Babylon wins another term, we can hold a Grand Elephant parade. My vision of the Carpenter Ant Queen, was spot on!

Jon Presco

How Can We Stop Them? In order to bring an end to the Patel monopoly, we have to organize and take action. Here’s some things that you can do to help: 1.) Spread the word. – Tell people about this blog, help educate society about the Patel family and their monopoly. Post your own blogs and network with others to raise awareness of the issue. 2.) Find Patels in your area. – Find Patel-owned property management companies and hotels in your area and keep a list of them. Use Google Maps to map out the locations of these properties. Document any connections you find between them – these are critical in helping us connect the dots in the Patel family puzzle.

Look a bit closer and the picture is even more arresting: about 70 percent of all Indian motel owners — or a third of all motel owners in America — are called Patel, a surname that indicates they are members of a Gujarati Hindu subcaste. ”There’s a thing our parents tell everyone, so don’t yawn if you’ve heard it already,” says Mit Amin, an urbane 39-year-old who owns the Beverly Hills Inn, a chic bed-and-breakfast in the Buckhead section of Atlanta. ”In some American small towns they think ‘Patel’ is an Indian word for ‘motel.’ Can you blame them? The Patel family have siezed ownership of almost all housing options available to low-income residents of San Francisco. I have confirmed over 95 hotels and motels owned by related Patels in the city. To view a Google Map of these hotels, visit my map page.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1QzaDi2irD6PvgHj2_dlfbLDWOQQ&hl=en_US&ll=37.760839465583814%2C-122.4533705&z=12

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/07/04/magazine/a-patel-motel-cartel.html

http://www.ci.springfield.or.us/DPW/CommunityPlanningDevelopment/SupportFiles/Glenwood/ExistingConditionsRepor.pdf

Glenwood adding lodging

The Patel family breaks ground on an 81-room hotel west of the Candlewood Suites, which opened in 2014


Appeared in print: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, page B5


As they broke ground Tuesday on their second hotel in Glenwood, the local Patel family said it is planning a third development in the same area.

“It will be some kind of residence — hotel or apartments — with shops,” said Komal “Tina” Patel, who, along with her husband, Alpesh “Al,” owns several area hotels.

The Patel Family Hotel/Motel Monopoly

A blog dedicated to documenting and exposing the corrupt Patel crime family and their monopoly on high-density low-income housing in San Francisco and surrounding areas. The Patels have expanded their monopoly nationwide and own 60% of all hotels in the United States.

Who Are The Patels?


Who Are The Patels?
The Patels are an extremely large family of Indians belonging to a populous Gujarati caste. The name Patel means “landowner”. Since their arrival to the United States several decades ago, they have purchased a massive amount of property, mostly in cheap motels and SRO hotels. 
 
The Patel family have siezed ownership of almost all housing options available to low-income residents of San Francisco. I have confirmed over 95 hotels and motels owned by related Patels in the city. To view a Google Map of these hotels, visit my map page.
 
Why Are They Wrong?
The Patel family control virtually all cheap housing in San Francisco. With today’s economy, the numbers of homeless and low-income residents in San Francisco continue to rise, creating a higher demand for affordable housing. 
 
The Patels hold a monopoly on the cheap motels and SRO hotels in San Francisco, leaving tenants with nowhere else to go. This forces low-income residents of San Francisco to keep funding the Patel family, who in turn horde the funds and use them to finance politicians who are in favor of allowing their monopoly to flourish. 
 
They neglect their hotels and violate numerous health and safety building codes, leaving them legally uninhabitable. They support politicians such as former Mayor Willie Brown and current Mayor Gavon Newsom, as well as District Attorney Kamala Harris. These politicians assist the Patels in maintaining control of the hotel industry, and prevent tenants from taking legal action against them.
 
Do We Have Proof?
One of the major things I struggled with when I began my research was finding sufficient proof to support my suspicions. I began my investigation by looking up the names associated with the address of a residential hotel owned by the Patel Family. I found several Patel names in the household, and performed a property search on each name I found. See my Research page for more details.
 
Each time, I discovered that each name was associated with multiple residential hotels. I looked up names associated with the addresses of these other hotels, and found more Patel family members. In addition, I discovered an online directory of Patel hotel owners, and I noticed that many of the names of the other hotel owners I had found were associated with hotels owned by their relatives. See http://ihooa.org/members/memzone/memberdir.php?page=p. 
 
Eventually, I uncovered connections between over 95 residential hotels in the city. While searching the web, I discovered an official county website that kept record of all monetary contributions to various political campaigns. I found over 68 different records of various Patel family members making generous donations to the city’s most corrupt politicians. To view these records, use google to search the following query: “contribution amount” “patel” site:sunset.ci.sf.ca.us or just click here. 
 
Their contributions aren’t limited to local politicians either. Go to Campaignmoney.com and search contributions by “Patel” or click here. They have also compromised the Department of Public Health – there is two Patels in the SRO Task Force, one of whom (Dipak Patel) is on my list of Patel family relatives and owns multiple hotels. See http://www.sfdph.org/dph/comupg/oprograms/commTaskForces/SRO/aboutUsSRO.asp.

The Patels are also famous for several cases of fraud, money laundering, child abuse, harboring illegal aliens, and various physical and financial injuries to tenants in their hotels. To view some of these cases, visit http://dockets.justia.com/search? and search for “Patel”. You can also search Google for “Patel was arrested” by clicking here to see some of these cases as they are reported in the media.

How Can We Stop Them?
In order to bring an end to the Patel monopoly, we have to organize and take action. Here’s some things that you can do to help:
 
1.) Spread the word. – Tell people about this blog, help educate society about the Patel family and their monopoly. Post your own blogs and network with others to raise awareness of the issue.
 
2.) Find Patels in your area. – Find Patel-owned property management companies and hotels in your area and keep a list of them. Use Google Maps to map out the locations of these properties. Document any connections you find between them – these are critical in helping us connect the dots in the Patel family puzzle.
 
3.) Boycott them! – Don’t stay at their hotels! Rally people together to stop funding the Patel family cartel. Help tenants who are already staying in Patel-owned buildings find alternate housing. Post reviews for their hotels online warning people that they are owned by the Patel family and the fact that they are notorious for neglecting their buildings and violating tenant rights.

Work on the third project will start sometime in the next five years, she said, adding that they’ll nail down more details for that project when the second hotel is completed.

On Tuesday, the Patels launched construction of the 81-room Fairfield Inn & Suites, west of their 87-room Candlewood Suites, which opened in 2014.

The four-story Marriott-branded hotel is expected to open in June 2017.

Patel said there is enough demand to support two hotels in Glenwood. They serve different segments of the market, “so there’s no doubt in my mind we’ll succeed,” she said.

Candlewood Suites is an extended-stay hotel. The suites have full kitchens and are ideal for corporate clients or people needing temporary housing while their house is being remodeled or before they move into a new house, Patel said.

Fairfield Inn & Suites, which will have an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, will cater to overnight business or leisure travelers, she said.

Patel predicted guests will like the property’s proximity to the Willamette River, the bike path and the University of Oregon campus.

The Patels say they are bullish on Glenwood.

“Nobody paid attention to Glenwood for a long time,” Tina Patel said. “When Springfield took over Glenwood, Al and I thought (the area) had good potential for business and could improve.”

Leaders of Springfield, which took jurisdiction of Glenwood from Eugene in 1999, long have sought to redevelop the area, making the river more visible and accessible to residents and tourists.

The Patel properties are the only hotels operating or planned for Glenwood, but another might join them if Glenwood is chosen as the site for a new conference center, said Andy Vobora, spokesman for Travel Lane County.

Conference centers typically include a headquarters hotel, he said.

A study of local conference space should wrap up this fall, and findings will be available before year’s end, Vobora said.

Rather than viewing a hotel associated with a conference center as a business threat, Patel said she wants a conference center in Glenwood.

Travel Lane County has to turn away some big events because there isn’t adequate space to host them, she said. A conference center would be able to accommodate them, bringing more business to all area hotels, Patel said.

So far, 2016 has been a great year nationally and a good one locally for the hospitality industry, Patel said.

The 10-day U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials in July was a boost, but even without it, “I think we would have had a good year,” Patel said. “There are a lot of other events.”

The local lodging industry has enjoyed a strong summer, Vobora said, citing monthly industry reports that show strong occupancy and robust daily rates.

Besides the Candlewood Suites and the planned Fairfield Inn & Suites, the Patels own the University Inn & Suites hotel near Matthew Knight Arena on Franklin Boulevard in Eugene and the Comfort Suites on East 25th Avenue, just south of Glenwood.

The Patels employ about 45 people at their hotels and will hire about 25 employees at Fairfield Inn & Suites.

The Patels bought the 1.3-acre Candlewood Suites site for $390,000 in 2007, Lane County property records show.

A year later, the Springfield City Council approved buying three Glenwood parcels — two west of the Patels’ property and one east — for $700,000. The purchase was to install a public stormwater and drainage system for Glenwood, city officials said.

In 2013, the city agreed to sell the two western parcels, totaling 1.2 acres, to the Patels for $160,000.

Then in December, the city sold the 1.5-acre easternmost parcel to the Patels for $600,000.

Glenwood is an approximately one square mile area abutted by I-5 on the west and south and the Willamette River on the east and north that lies between the City of Eugene and downtown Springfield. Glenwood has been under Springfield’s jurisdiction since 1999.  Development in Glenwood is guided by the Glenwood Refinement Plan, originally adopted by Eugene in 1990, adopted by Springfield in 1999, and amended in 2005 along the Willamette Riverfront north of Franklin Boulevard.  A general lack of urban services has restricted development, hindered redevelopment and constrained widespread improvement in the quality of life in Glenwood.

The Glenwood Refinement Plan Update Project will establish the vision for the future of Glenwood and will provide guidance on how land use, natural resources, public facilities and economic development opportunities should be developed, designed and enhanced over the 20-year plan period, based on a broad range of citizen input.  The goal of this project is to provide clear objectives, policies and implementation actions which will support and facilitate the redevelopment of Glenwood into an attractive place to live, work and visit.  This project was initiated by the Springfield City Council in 2008 to further one of the Council’s high priority goals:  Facilitate the redevelopment of Springfield; and is funded in part by the Urban Renewal Agency.  This project, which is currently underway, will be developed in three phases.  Together, these phases will comprise a comprehensive planning process that will include visioning, feasibility, analysis, physical planning and design.

https://rosamondpress.com/2013/11/10/muse-of-the-love-dance/

https://rosamondpress.com/2014/02/19/muse-of-the-love-dance-again/

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/trump-arrives-in-saudi-arabia-to-warm-welcome/ar-BBBkadg?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/britains-biggest-landlord-who-banned-colored-people-because-of-their-curry-smell-is-heading-to-court/ar-BBBge7H?ocid=spartandhp

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Turkey’s Dictator Oppressing Kurds

I had about ten Kurdish friends on facebook. Now, they are gone. How many have been arrested by Erdogan ‘The Evil’ who ordered his bodyguards to attack protestors in our American streets.

Putin is a Oil Czar who helps Assad murder his own people. He helped Hotel Czar Traitor, Donald Trumpsky, subvert our elections. Let us hold NEW ELECTIONS knowing what we know now.

Israel is a Socialist Nation with Socialized Medicine. Crazy Evangelical Nuts put Trumpsky in the White House. They are not Americans. They follow the teaching of a false prophet, John Darby. The Rapture is a heresy.

Jon Presco

WASHINGTON — Michael T. Flynn told President Trump’s transition team weeks before the inauguration that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the campaign, according to two people familiar with the case.

Despite this warning, which came about a month after the Justice Department notified Mr. Flynn of the inquiry, Mr. Trump made Mr. Flynn his national security adviser. The job gave Mr. Flynn access to the president and nearly every secret held by American intelligence agencies.

Mr. Flynn’s disclosure, on Jan. 4, was first made to the transition team’s chief lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, who is now the White House counsel. That conversation, and another one two days later between Mr. Flynn’s lawyer and transition lawyers, shows that the Trump team knew about the investigation of Mr. Flynn far earlier than has been previously reported.

His legal issues have been a problem for the White House from the beginning and are at the center of a growing political crisis for Mr. Trump. Mr. Flynn, who was fired after 24 days in the job, was initially kept on even after the acting attorney general, Sally Q. Yates, warned the White House that he might be subject to blackmail by the Russians for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of conversations he had with the Russian ambassador to Washington.

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The Invasion of Glenwood

The invasion of Glenwood was led by Apex Investments of Dubai. Springfield and Eugene refused my history of the Miller Brothers, and John and Jessie Fremont. What are they giving the people? What are they giving women, and men? Who wants this empty clean space of the mind? Why did so many women vote for Trump? Who is bankrolling these projects? The Arabs got wealthy from the oil they own. They pretend there is a cultural exchange. There is not. Araba leaders are barbarians, family run oligarchies that our President emulates to the delight of squealing white women.

Who are these Hotel Cartel People? What are they not being questioned? Do we want what they have to sell? Are they helping the homeless? Who are they? We are just cattle to them. Their prices are too high. They should be cut in half, or, we should become a Socialist Nation and offer free transportation and lodging – along with free medicine!

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Jon Presco

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Glenwood’s turnaround

Local group plans riverfront hotel, conference center

 


Appeared in print: Saturday, April 5, 2014, page A8


 

More than a few people probably rolled their eyes when they read a story in Thursday’s Register-Guard describing a proposal to build a $43-million riverfront hotel and conference center on Franklin Boulevard in Glenwood’s gritty, underutilized riverfront district.

After all, similarly ambitious proposals have surfaced in the past only to disappear like morning mist on the Willamette River. In 2007, at the height of Oregon’s last economic boom, Apex Investment Group, an international development company, announced plans for transforming an unincorporated jumble of industrial, retail and residential properties in Glenwood into a vibrant mix of housing, shops, restaurants and offices. A year later, the plan was dead. Developers cited unfavorable market conditions, a nice way of saying the project wasn’t economically feasible, especially in light of the area’s lack of infrastructure and the absence of an overall vision and detailed plan for how Glenwood should evolve.

But there are reasons to believe the most recent proposal will succeed where others have failed. They include Springfield’s completion of the Glenwood Refinement plan, a comprehensive long-range strategy for the region and for addressing the daunting obstacles that have long hindered its redevelopment.

https://www.hotel-online.com/press_releases/release/glenwood-development-faces-some-hurdles

Richard Boyles, president and co-founder of Springfield-based InnSight Hotel Management Group, which manages about a dozen hotels in Oregon and Washington, remains skeptical of the latest Glenwood project.

Boyles said Vik approached him a year or two ago about joining the project. Boyles passed on the venture.

Boyles questioned whether there is a enough conference business to make the project profitable. He also wondered whether conference bookers will be keen to hold events at that location when some attendees would have to stay elsewhere.

“Its time will come,” Boyles said of Glenwood. “But to lead that redevelopment with a hotel I didn’t feel would be a successful venture.”

Allen Lonstron, another member of the local development group, acknowledged that attendees would have to stay at other hotels in the area until Glenwood redevelops with more hotel rooms. But he said that’s typically the case with conference centers and doesn’t see it as a setback.

Boyles is “partly right because we don’t have enough (full-service) hotel rooms,” Lonstron said. “That’s not going to keep us from having business.”

Lonstron said the Eugene-Springfield area has fewer rooms and meeting space at full-service hotels, which include rooms, meeting space and in-house food service, than it did a decade ago.

The area has three full-service hotels: the Hilton Eugene, the Valley River Inn and the Holiday Inn Eugene/Springfield.

The Lane Events Center and Lane Community College have meeting space but no hotel rooms on site.

Adwa Al-Dakheel, CEO of Direct Influence, at the ‘Youth in Business’ panel discussion at the Saudi-US CEO Forum in Riyadh Saturday.

RIYADH: Disregarding the singular quest of making money when starting a business is the top advice offered to entrepreneurs by Adwa Al-Dakheel, the 25-year-old CEO of the Direct Influence media agency.

Society today needs businesses that can cater straight to its needs, the young Saudi executive said on the sidelines of the Saudi-US CEO Forum on Saturday.

“Today if you want to succeed; if you want your business to become a billion-dollar business, you need to think of the society first,” she told Arab News.

“I think the old theory of (starting) a business just to make a profit is over,” she added, adding that money will come eventually if you’re doing the right thing and if the idea is beneficial.

Al-Dakheel, who is also a stock analyst, triple majored in business management, entrepreneurship and psychology in Boston, Massachusetts. She said the educational infrastructure in Saudi Arabia is “booming and is becoming bigger and better,” something that calls for knowledge transfer between Saudi and foreign students.

“I think the idea and theory of knowledge transfer between Saudi Arabia and the US is extremely needed. In the past it has been one-sided, but in today’s age it is actually moving in both directions.”

She hopes to see more students coming to study in Saudi Arabia from the US. A current example of that are students coming from abroad to study at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal and Mohammed Bin Salman College (MBSC) in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).

The young businesswoman, who became a CEO at the age of 23, said that Saudi Arabia needs to invest more in employment, job development, and education as well. “It’s not right for us to just employ people, get them a salary and just ask them to work. We should give them knowledge; we should educate because a year later, we don’t want them to be the same people.”

RIYADH: Disregarding the singular quest of making money when starting a business is the top advice offered to entrepreneurs by Adwa Al-Dakheel, the 25-year-old CEO of the Direct Influence media agency.

Society today needs businesses that can cater straight to its needs, the young Saudi executive said on the sidelines of the Saudi-US CEO Forum on Saturday.

“Today if you want to succeed; if you want your business to become a billion-dollar business, you need to think of the society first,” she told Arab News.

“I think the old theory of (starting) a business just to make a profit is over,” she added, adding that money will come eventually if you’re doing the right thing and if the idea is beneficial.

Al-Dakheel, who is also a stock analyst, triple majored in business management, entrepreneurship and psychology in Boston, Massachusetts. She said the educational infrastructure in Saudi Arabia is “booming and is becoming bigger and better,” something that calls for knowledge transfer between Saudi and foreign students.

“I think the idea and theory of knowledge transfer between Saudi Arabia and the US is extremely needed. In the past it has been one-sided, but in today’s age it is actually moving in both directions.”

She hopes to see more students coming to study in Saudi Arabia from the US. A current example of that are students coming from abroad to study at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal and Mohammed Bin Salman College (MBSC) in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).

The young businesswoman, who became a CEO at the age of 23, said that Saudi Arabia needs to invest more in employment, job development, and education as well. “It’s not right for us to just employ people, get them a salary and just ask them to work. We should give them knowledge; we should educate because a year later, we don’t want them to be the same people.”

The past year was unkind to billionaires all over the world, including the Middle East, where Arab billionaires saw their net worth drop by 23.8% from a year ago. Still, FORBES MIDDLE EAST added five new billionaires, including Hussain Sajwani from the U.A.E., Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani of Qatar and Oman’s Suhail Bahwan. Prince Alwaleed of Saudi Arabia remains the wealthiest Arab in the world, even though his net worth fell by more than 20% from a year ago.At 7, Lebanon has the most billionaires, making it also one the countries with the highest number of billionaires per capita in the world. Saudi billionaires are the richest with a combined net worth of $34.6 billion. The second richest are from the U.A.E. with a combined net worth of $19.7 billion.

Families remain pillars of Arab economies, providing jobs and stability. Saudi Arabia again tops the rich list, with 12 of the 15 richest families. Nine out of the 15 families made a fortune owning licensing rights to foreign brands, mostly American.

Forbes Middle East traces the trajectory of the Alajlan family, from small shop owners, selling menswear in a Riyadh souk, to exclusive licensees of Versace, Ferrari, Kenzo and other luxury brands for shemaghs, the traditional Arab headdress.

Richest Arab billionaire

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud (Saudi Arabia)– No. 1, net worth $17.3 billion

The Prince owns stakes in private and public companies in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East through Kingdom Holding Co.

Youngest Arab billionaire

Fahd Hariri (Lebanon) – No. 32, net worth $1.2 billion

Fahd Hariri is the youngest son of slain Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. While he currently lives in Paris, he develops residential buildings in Beirut.

New Arab billionaires

– Suhail Bahwan (Oman)– Ranked #7, net worth $3.4 billion

Bahwan started out as a small trader before diversifying into several industries.

– Hussain Sajwani (U.A.E.) – Ranked #8, net worth $3.2 billion

Sajwani founded residential real estate developer Damac Properties in 2002.

– Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani (Qatar) – Ranked #18, net worth $2 billion

At age 16, Al Thani started selling car parts in Doha, before establishing his eponymous holding company in 1964.

– Abdul Wahid Al Rostamani (U.A.E.) – Ranked #28, net worth $1.3 billion

Al Rostamani and his late brother, Abdullah, founded Dubai’s first bookshop in 1954.

– Mohammed Saud Bahwan (Oman) – Ranked #28, net worth $1.3 billion

Bahwan’s late father became Toyota’s agent in Oman in 1975 and built it into a market leader.

By Country

Saudi Arabia – 6 billionaires worth $34.6 billion

U.A.E. – 6 billionaires worth $19.7 billion

Egypt – 6 billionaires, worth $14.2 billion

Lebanon – 7 billionaires worth $12.5 billion

Oman – 3 billionaires worth $6.2 billion

Morocco – 2 billionaires with a new worth of $3.2 billion

Algeria – 1 billionaire worth $3.1 billion

Qatar – 1 billionaire worth $2 billion

View the full list of 2016 Arab billionaires rankings here.

Richest families

Olayan (Saudi Arabia) – Ranked #1, net worth $8 billion

The 69-year-old Olayan Group remains one of the largest family-owned holdings in the Middle East. It has partnerships with Kimberly Clark, Coca-Cola and General Foods, among other companies, and is a major investor in stock markets.

Alshaya (Kuwait) – Ranked #2, net worth $5.billion

Founded in 1890, M.H. Alshaya Co. operates more than 2,800 stores across the Middle East, Russia, Poland and the Czech Republic, including Starbucks, H&M and The Body Shop.

Al-Kharafi (Kuwait) – Ranked #2, net worth $5.billion

Founded by the late Mohammed Abdulmohsin Al-Kharafi, the Kharafi Group is one of the Middle East’s biggest conglomerates and a major investor in the Kuwaiti stock market.

Abudawood (Saudi Arabia) – Ranked #4, net worth $4 billion

The late Ismail Ali Abudawood founded a small wholesale business in 1935 in Jeddah. Two decades later, the Abudawood Group became the exclusive agent for Procter & Gamble.

Alajlan (Saudi Arabia) – Ranked #5, net worth $2.6 billion

Ajlan Alajlan opened a small shop in Riyadh in 1978. He and his brothers now own five garment factories in China, and sell clothing in more than 6,000 stores throughout the Gulf.

Al Jaber (U.A.E.) – Ranked #6, net worth $2.5 billion

Founded in 1970, to date the Al Jaber Group has laid 7,000 kilometers of roads in the Emirates, and is the largest private sector employer in the country with more than 60,000 workers.

Khalid Bugshan & Family (Saudi Arabia) – Ranked #7, net worth $2 billion

Holding Abdullah Said Bugshan Co., founded in 1923, was split between Khalid and his two cousins, Ahmed and Abdullah in 1998. Khalid Bugshan is CEO of Saudi Bugshan Group.

Alhokair (Saudi Arabia) – Ranked #8, net worth $1.8 billion

Fawaz Alhokair Group is Saudi Arabia’s most valuable retail company with 11 shopping centers across the country, and rights to global brands including Zara, Gap, Nine West and Topshop.

Ahmed Salem Bugshan & Family (Saudi Arabia) – Ranked #8, net worth $1.8 billion

Ahmed Salem Bugshan is chairman of one of three offshoots of Abdullah Said Bugshan Co. The group owns half of the Pepsi bottling and distribution operation in Saudi Arabia.

Sharbatly (Saudi Arabia) – Ranked #10, net worth $1.7 billion

Founded in the 1930s, the Al Nahla Group is a conglomerate with interests in automobiles, food and real estate. It owns 40 million square meters of land in Saudi Arabia.

Alrashed (Saudi Arabia) – Ranked #11, net worth $1.6 billion

Rashed AlRashed founded AlRashed Group in 1950, selling building materials during Saudi Arabia’s construction boom.  He later diversified into real estate, automotive parts and food.

Al-Dabbagh (Saudi Arabia) – Ranked #12, net worth $1.5 billion

Abdullah Al-Dabbagh founded the Al Dabbagh Group in 1962. Amr Al-Dabbagh, who was chairman of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, now heads the family holding.

Jameel (Saudi Arabia) – Ranked #12, net worth $1.5 billion

In 1955, Abdul Latif Jameel won exclusive rights to distribute Toyota in Saudi Arabia. He passed away in 1993, and son Mohammed became chairman and president of Abdul Latif Jameel Co.

Al-Agil (Saudi Arabia) – Ranked #14, net worth $1.3 billion

Brothers Mohammed, Abdulkarim, Abdulsalam, Abdullah and Nasser opened Jarir Bookstore after graduating. Jarir went public in 2003, now selling smartphones, office supplies and laptops.

Al Subeaei (Saudi Arabia) – Ranked #15, net worth $1 billion

Mohammed and his brother Abdullah founded the Alsubeaei Company in 1933. In 2010, the second generation divided the assets and Mohammed’s family formed MASIC.

View the full list of the Arab world’s richest families rankings here.

Methodology 

Net worths are estimates as of February 12, 2016 for individual billionaires (unless otherwise stated) and March 8, 2016 for the families, where several relatives own shares in the same holding, but division of ownership is not known. The cut-off is $1 billion. Although he’s a native of India, FORBES ranks P.N.C. Menon as an Omani national, as he is a citizen of that country.

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Trump’s Fake Hollywood of Dubai

President Trump met with Russian officials at the White House last week. American journalists were barred, but Russia released photographs. Credit Russian Foreign Ministry

WASHINGTON — President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.

“I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”

Mr. Trump added, “I’m not under investigation.”

The conversation, during a May 10 meeting — the day after he fired Mr. Comey — reinforces the notion that the president dismissed him primarily because of the bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between Mr. Trump’s campaign and Russian operatives. Mr. Trump said as much in one televised interview, but the White House has offered changing justifications for the firing.”

It is clear to me what the Trump Buddies are up to. They want to make the Rich of the World even richer so they will invest in, and stay in, their Luxury Hotels on Boardwalk and Park Place. If they have to take food stamps from children, and put poor seniors out on the street, the will do so with a snigger, a snort, and a chuckle! A crazy nut is someone in power who is not willing to join the boys in the locker room and go after The Poor – with glee! The Press is not the enemy, The Poor, is their main target.

Jon Presco

Banke International director Niraj Masand, far left, poses for a photo with Eric Trump, second left, Banke International director Porush Jhunjhunwala, center, Donald Trump Jr., second right, and DAMAC Properties chairman Hussain Sajwani, during festivities marking the formal opening of the Trump International Golf Club, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Feb. 18.

Source: AP

President Donald Trump’s adult sons, who now manage his sprawling business empire, were guests of honor at the launch of a new luxury golf course in Dubai, the first opening of a Trump-branded property since Inauguration Day.

Eric and Donald Jr. presided as the red carpet was rolled out at the 30,000-square-foot (2,787 sq meter) clubhouse for the Trump International Golf Course, the first Trump golf resort in the Arab world.

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The Trump International Golf Course in Dubai

Claudia Maedler

The plush kick-off event started just after sunset on a clear, blustery evening. Guests — a mix of local and foreign business people — were treated to canapes of quail egg, tuna tartar and spring rolls, and a string orchestra played Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.” No alcohol was served.

The 18-hole course is part of a larger villa and apartment building project by Dubai-based developer Damac Properties Dubai Co. PJSC, which is owned by billionaire Hussain Sajwani. The layout was designed by architect Gil Hanse, who also designed the 2016 Olympic course in Rio de Janeiro.

A corporate membership is about $15,000 (55,000 dirhams) up front plus about $21,800 per year, according to a rate card distributed at the event. A single person can join for $6,800 plus a $9,530 annual fee.

Damac has a second resort under development, the Trump World Golf Club Dubai, which is being designed by golfer Tiger Woods. Damac paid Trump as much as $10 million in 2015 and the first part of 2016, according to his financial disclosure filed in May.

Mar-a-Lago Party

As president-elect, Trump said he turned down a $2 billion deal with a major property developer in Dubai because he didn’t “want to take advantage of something.” Damac confirmed the talks with Trump, without specifying whether the deal involved properties in Dubai or when the discussions took place.

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