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2017 and 2015 River Hill Village Election result

I will serve my second term on the Columbia Association and river Hill Village Board. I will miss Michael Cornell for his leadership and great mentor during my first two years at Columbia Association.
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River Hill Community Association
  Election Results
2017

Thanks to everyone who came out to vote today.
The quorum was met. Here are the final results:

Quorum: 34
Absentee Votes: 4
In Person: 100
Total Votes: 104

River Hill Village Board (May 1, 2017-April 30, 2019):

Richard Thomas 91
Dalia Shlash 80
 
One open position on the Association’s Board of Directors remains. This seat will be filled by appointment on May 1.
 
River Hill Council Representative (May 1 2017
April 30, 2019)
 
Chao Wu 103
 
Ballot Questions to Amend the Association’s By-Laws – All Proposed Amendments Passed
 
In Favor     Opposed
#1                                           82                  12
#2                                          81                   13
#3                                          77                   16
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2015 River Hill Election Results

Many, many thanks to everyone who came out to vote on Saturday! Here are the results:

Quorum:                     53 

Absentee Votes:          0

In Person:                   80

Total Votes:                80 

River Hill Columbia Council Representative (May 1, 2015 – April 30, 2017):
Chao Wu                     80

River Hill Village Board (May 1, 2015 – April 30, 2017):

There were no candidates for the three open positions on the Association’s Board of Directors. These three seats will be filled by appointment after May 1.

Please comment against more divide on race and ethnicity

Some friend shared “Revision of Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity: Proposals From Federal Interagency Working Group” with me. The link location is https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=OMB-2017-0003-0001. You can comment by clicking at the top right corner.

I can see more divide on race and ethnicity. Luckily they are not talking about culture yet. From my own experience and my participation on OneHoward group meeting several week ago, I definitely believe sometimes culture difference is larger than race or ethnicity difference. This more division will not create harmony everybody try to seek and dream.

We should boycott this kind of absurdity. This is in my mind: five groups– Native Americans, White Americans, Black Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Americans. Sure the best is just one group: Americans.

Take a look at the following proposals. I moved white American to the top just in case more divisions should be created, for example, Russian Americans, or Jewish Americans?

Their division on race and ethnicity are:

  1. For white Americans,  dividing into German, Irish, English, Italian, Polish, and French.
  2. For native Americans, dividing into into Navajo Nation, Blackfeet Tribe, Mayan, Aztec, Native Village or Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government, and Nome Eskimo Community
  3. For Asian Americans,  dividing into Chinese, Filipino, Asian Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, and an “other Asian” category?
  4. For Black or African American, dividing into African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, and Somali.
  5. For Hispanic or Latino, dividing into separately Mexican or Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Salvadoran, Dominican, and Colombian
  6. For Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders,  dividing into Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Chamorro, Tongan, Fijian, and Marshallese.

If following this trend, my wife and I will be classified into two race/ethnicity one day because we speak different dialects since we can always find ways to differentiate or discriminate people.

Where is the end? Look at another reference how California’s new law AB-1726. divide Asian Americans into 25 groups. See my original post: https://chaowu.org/2016/06/10/california-race-narrative-ab-1726/

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US warmongers starting again

Shame on today’s New York Times headline: A ‘Cuban Missile Crisis in Slow Motion’ in North Korea.

It seems in my short memory for any US presidents, they need start a new war.  I do not read Fox News at all and I believe they probably has been promoting this North Korean War for Trump for a while already.  Now even New York Times are starting the war mongering propaganda so early, partially because they deliberately want to push Trump into this non-winning war such that people can look at Trump presidency as a total joke as they predicted. Hey, come on, North Korea is so far away from USA. They have not invaded or bombed USA for the last 60 years. There is no comparison between Cuba missile crisis and North Korea at all.

If North Korea is really bad, they will fall by themselves eventually. If they dare strike, we have the capability to strive back and hard.  Furthermore, all the US media portraits NK leader really really bad. In realty, it is probably not so accurate. To rule a country like NK, cruelty and dictatorship are not enough and he certainly still benefits from the heritage from his father. One day those heritage will be lost and that is the moment his rule will collapse.  If US wants to destroy North Korea, they should be obligated to rebuild them and we see the failure in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, etc.  One failure after another failure, and those shameless people still ask for another failure in North Korea.

For any presidents, senators, or congressmen, if they approve a war, at least, they should send their kids to the front line, fighting there, not cowardly sitting back in the air-conditional room defending democracy.  Or financially, they should donate their one-year salary to the war spending at least.

Interesting or not surprisingly, on the war effort, the democrats are joining Trump’s bandwagon.

Many ignorant people do not know basic facts at all. If North Korea just dump all their ammunition into South Korea which is just 50 miles away, the whole South Korea Capital Seoul will be destroyed and Korean peninsular history will be rewritten at the cost of North Korea’s disappearance. Unfortunately, South Korea is not on the decision table at all.

But who wins?

Grandpa Jiansheng Chen’s killer was charged finally and questions on HOA security service

FROM NBC news: Johnathan Cromwell was charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of murder in the Jan. 26 shooting of Jiansheng Chen, Commonwealth Attorney Nancy G. Parr said in a statement.

Ref: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/security-guard-charged-fatal-shooting-grandfather-n722156

The process was very confusing to many people. While the victim’s family could not even get the killer’s name for three weeks, the company’s attorney was all over the news that the killing was justified. Sure, that is their PR tactics.

Looking at indeed, https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Citywide-Protection-Services/reviews, this company has a really low ratings from its own employee (2.3 out of 5).


A larger issue was shared from this post: “How security service is provided for many HOA? “. Their residents should be clear on the policy.

Questions abound over Citywide Protection Services shooting at Riverwalk HOA (VA)

Questions abound over Citywide Protection Services shooting at Riverwalk HOA (VA)

Information Session for Potential Candidates for CA Board of Directors

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Commun
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6020 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville, MD 21029 410-531-1749 FAX 410-531-1259
Potential candidates for CA Board of Directors invited to information sessions

Columbia Association (CA) will host two information sessions in February for those who are considering serving the Columbia community by seeking an opportunity to become a member of CA’s Board of Directors.

The sessions will be held on Tuesday, Feb 21 from 7-9 pm and Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10am-noon, both at CA Headquarters, 6310 Hillside Court, located off Stevens Forest Road near the county vehicle emissions inspection station.

Pursuing election may not be a simple decision, and CA recognizes that potential candidates may have questions or need information before filing the necessary forms. Potential candidates are encouraged to attend and learn more about Columbia Association, the role of its board members and how service on the board impacts the community. The goal of the sessions is to have a conversation with residents, including addressing their questions about this opportunity so they can make an informed decision about seeking a seat on CA’s Board of Directors.

CA’s Board of Directors has 11 members – one representative from each of Columbia’s 10 villages plus CA’s President/CEO. Representatives from the villages serve either a one- or two-year term, depending upon each village’s bylaws. In late April 2017, seven villages will hold elections for their representative to the CA Board of Directors: Dorsey’s Search, Hickory Ridge, Kings Contrivance, Long Reach, Oakland Mills, River Hill, and
Wilde Lake.

Columbia is celebrating its 50th birthday in 2017. The community has a storied history and will have an even brighter future. Service on CA’s Board of Directors is a chance to become engaged in Columbia as it commemorates its first half-century of existence and moves forward to its next. Residents contemplating this role are highly encouraged and welcomed to attend one of the information sessions to learn how this service can – and does – make a difference.
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