Friday, June 15, 2018

Construction Companies Knowingly Take Illegal Short Cuts & Break Local/State Laws

Construction Companies Knowingly Take        
Illegal Short Cuts & Break Local/State Laws

You might think that does not pertain to you in your location, but it does!  They are ruthless at law-breaking, thinking they have a place in their budget for slapped wrists and paying a fine.  Whilst they disrupt local life, they could give a hoot about you and me or the simple comfort of our lives. We are just a nuisance or a ‘piss-ant’ to them if we cross their path.


Living downtown is different, parking, shopping, but it has great advantages until your space is invaded by law-breaking construction companies and whoever hired them to complete a project.

The back-story is simple and not complicated in you thinking how such organizations can get away with the invasion of your space, especially overnight with major noise, not just some noise, we are talking pouring building/construction debris down a shoot from 11th floor into dump trucks every few minutes.  During the day it is bad enough, but at night breaking some’s sleep is a total No, No!

It started at the beginning of the week and was reported to the local Des Moines Building and Permit department.  They rapidly replied with this email:

We have received your complaint about overnight construction activity at Hotel Fort Des Moines. We have contacted the contractor performing the demolition work and made them aware of the City of Des Moines noise ordinance requirements. No construction activity can occur between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am.  
If future construction noise occurs after these hours, complaints can be referred to the City of Des Moines Police Department at their non-emergency number at 515-283-4811.
Please feel free to contact us with any future questions or concerns.
Thank you,
Brian Bishop
Deputy Building Official
City of Des Moines
Permit & Development Center
602 Robert D Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-283-4958

Note that they contacted the contractor to inform them.

The contractor, Baxter Construction of Des Moines, and Hawkeye Hotels know the law and said ‘to hell with it’.  They continued the next night, last night!

At 11 p.m. I was woken by the loud noise of debris going down a shoot into a dump truck.  I got dressed to make sure I was not imagining the sound that broke my sleep.  Sure enough, they were continuing demolition that the City of Des Moines had informed them to stop the day before.

I called the police at approximately 11:25 p.m., Officer Kelly arrived at approximately 11:40 p.m.  I explained the issue and informed him the City told me to call law enforcement should it happen again.

The officer drove his car to the side of the building to speak with the staff.  I walked over and was asked by the contractor’s representative if I was with the City as if they were expecting it and proceeded to make a phone call.
I responded, ‘No, just a citizen that wants to f#cking sleep’!  Officer Kelly asked me to step to the other side of the road, rightfully so, I shook Kelly’s hand and left.

I called the City and left a message of the occurrence.

It does not end there, the noise started again at 4:45 a.m.  I went out to check, sure enough, a truck was in place, no noise while I was there.  A person stepped out, viewed me and walked briskly inside.  There was no more noise.

I passed the Davis Building which has security officers there all night and asked them about the noises.  One security officer stated that since Monday night it has been horrendous and totally annoying, they are much closer so could hear it louder.

As I am part of a company that deals in data, both public and criminal information and through our clients, can and do have access to court documents of all business.  It amazing to find the citations, fines and the law-breaking companies involved in this project have against them.  Not good for them at all.  It now has shown me what and who we are dealing with, law scoffers who careless about rules or regulations.

It is a known fact that scoffing laws like this is a ‘Gateway’ to larger criminal activity, even breaking simple safety OSHA laws.

It is believed that the state has given money to this project for restoration cost.

This will not be the end of this, as they think there is no power in one person, WRONG!

There are more issues that will occur and will be dealt with as they happen.  The City of Des Moines is watching I believe…

Nicholas Ashton
CEO, CommSmart Global Group.  
Telephone: (515) 200-7068

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Flag Day

Flag Day

A reminder of what today is!

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14th in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date; Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Listen and Talk With Your Enemies - The Failure Of EAVESDROPPING…

Listen & SPEAK WITH Your Enemies, 

Fifty-Two months ago I wrote the following regarding eavesdropping, listening to the sound and chatter of the streets. It seems politicians, Presidents and Prime Ministers have failed yet again.

Not only on the pulse of the people regarding political scenes, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and terrorists too!

This will not only bite the ass of America and Europe, it will bring unrest to their shores as well.

We are not here to just promote our company and innovations, we are here to save lives!  Like a President, We are disruptive too!

Eavesdropping is the act of secretly listening to the private conversation of others without their consent, as defined by Black's Law Dictionary. This is commonly thought to be unethical and there is an old adage that "eavesdroppers seldom hear anything good of themselves...eavesdroppers always try to listen to matters that concern them."

In researching the history, we find, Anglo-Saxon law punished eavesdroppers, who skulked in the eavesdrop of another's home, with a fine; the eavesdropper was also sometimes called, the eavesdrop. Eavesdrop also means a small low visibility hole near the entrance to a building (generally under the eaves) which would allow the occupants to listen in on the conversation of people awaiting admission to the house. Typically this would allow the occupant to be prepared for unfriendly visitors.

Early telephone systems shared party lines which would allow the sharing subscribers to listen to each other's conversations. This was a common practice in rural America which resulted in many incidents and feuds.  In fact, I had one at the farm in England and was that fun!

Our means of communicating have changed in a very short period of time, we have gone from Telephone Party Lines to Smart Mobile Phones, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) to Satellite Phones.  What about just overhearing conversations, the spoken word?  They are all methods of garnering information being discussed by others and then relayed in one form or another to a central repository.

Sadly, most information is placed in a hopper, silo or storage facility until someone decides we better take a look.  The Hopper Mentality is and has caused too many missed opportunities for successful outcomes.  In fact is has been attributed to successful terror actions against nations.

In the increased clandestine world of government and corporate information gathering, things have not really changed that much.  Yes, we have the Internet, with the good, the bad and the ugly pitfalls of information sharing.  Sadly, collecting information in the field still takes too much time in it being transported, analyzed and acted upon.  Why?

An eclectic group of individuals and corporations decided to make a difference and use their well-earned expertise to change it all.  Originating from different parts of the world was not a problem, the common denominator, law enforcement, counter-terrorism, major crimes digital data collection and analytics experience.  Next are their connections and communication skills, endless, strong and growing every single day.

It is the Word on the Streets and the Missing Link of Intelligence on the Ground.

CommSmart Global is worldwide cyber analytic policing, in more ways than one.  It goes beyond the Internet, it uses secure cloud technology to accelerate the urgency of street-level information reaching the analytic core of our abilities. 

The Atmospherics, chatter, a conversation that surrounds us each and every second, is collected in various disruptive means and transported through the Internet for immediate review. 

Our Next Event Predictability capabilities use comparable data collected from differing sources and is analytically checked with our proprietary algorithms, which define the next move.  No more time wasting, no more delays and no more missing the boat on critical events.

Our team of experts can train your staff within law enforcement, military and agencies in our unique techniques, solution, and services or we can be contracted as our security clearances meet all rigorous requirements.

Importantly, it is our leadership and communication skills that ease the ability to be fast-tracked in the use of these unique solutions.

We work worldwide for organizations and governments that are of the correct cultural disposition.

It goes deeper than that, CommSmart Global Group has a Cyber and Computer security division with Public Safety solutions.  Not ideas, working solutions that contribute to security and our worldwide team is passionate in doing the job we were born to follow.

We are not here to mess around, we are serious, as a needed heartbeat!

We are in the NOW and
KEEP YOU; in the KNOW…

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