FROM THE DESK OF CEO NAOMI ISAACSON
PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT SIST’S TAX ISSUE
Everyone has heard the media and City Officials tout ad nauseum about SIST’s failure to pay taxes. Print and television media have flashed figure after figure of taxes that are allegedly owed by SIST. In fact, SIST’s tax status has been headlines time after time. Step back for a second and ask yourself some logical questions. In all your years, have the figures that someone owes taxes for ever been the feature story of a television program or made headlines in the newspaper around here? Is SIST the only one that owes taxes around here? We all know the answers to those questions so, what is the real story behind the tax issue?
Throughout the years, Shawano City officials and in particular, Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt, have done everything possible to destroy our businesses, shut us down, and hurt us financially. One of the ways the City has been able to do that is by increasing our taxes and abusing their licensure power. In the past several years, the City of Shawano at Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt’s direction has created rules and laws which only apply to us, with the sole purpose of preventing us from getting our licenses. With respect to us only, the rules about getting licenses change nearly daily. One year, they said that we had to pay $250,000 in cash, not cashier’s check, not wire, actual greenbacks, in order to get our licenses. Can you imagine?
We operate a number of businesses in Shawano, Wisconsin for which the City requires that we have certain licenses. Under the guise of saying that we owed taxes, the City did not renew our licenses on the renewal date. We were forced to stop selling items which required a license. For nearly nine months, we have been attempting to pay those taxes and obtain our licenses.
In the past three weeks, our attorney has gone to the City Hall repeatedly, sent countless emails, and made countless phone calls to get a figure of what taxes need to be paid for us to receive our licenses. In compliance with Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt’s directive, Marlene Brath spent the first two weeks pretending to be senile and feigning to be calculating the figure. Ever time our attorney would call, day after day, she would have to repeat our request to Marlene Brath. Marlene Brath would slowly repeat the request back and then produce figures for something totally different. After it became apparent to Marlene Brath that her attempts to stall matters were becoming translucent, she moved on to her next ruse. So, for the last week, Marlene Brath has been claiming that she is waiting for a response from City Attorney Tim Schmid about “something”. Our attorney has been bounced back and forth between Marlene Brath and Tim Schmid the whole week. Of course, both Tim Schmid and Marlene Brath are working together to fulfill Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt’s edict to ensure that we do not receive our licenses. They both refuse to tell us what the mysterious “something” is that they have been going back and forth about. Now, nearly a month has passed and we still have not been allowed to pay our taxes and get our licenses.
Shawano City officials know that this is the holiday season and they do not want us to have our licenses in time to make any money this season. The City’s whole goal is for us not to make any money and drive us out of business so they can capture our properties and businesses for pennies on the dollar and Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt can fulfill her vow to drive SIST and its Indian President, the “dot head” and “swamp nigger”, out of Shawano. The City has also been intentionally delaying matters so they can continue to blow the horn to the Court and to the public through their controlled media that we do not pay taxes. They are also trying to kill time so that we are not able to pay the taxes before the end of the year. If we are not allowed to pay before the end of the year, then on January 1, 2010, they can add many more thousands of dollars in interest and penalties and it will just be one more way to hurt us financially. We are ready and have been ready for months to pay the taxes and under City ordinances the City is obligated to give us the licenses once payment is tendered.
No other business in Shawano has ever had to go through what we have and are going through to try and get our licenses. For a prior license applicant, Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt called an emergency meeting and illegally transferred a liquor license from one location to another. After the emergency meeting, Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt openly said “It’s a wonderful thing that this business is going to remain open.” “We certainly wanted to do what we can to keep it open.” But, that is not the way Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt, with her personal racial vendetta, looks at us. When we purchased the Kiryat Hotel, formerly Best Western, Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt through Marlene Brath, unbeknownst to us stealthily contacted the prior owner and told him to revoke his liquor license. As a result, rather the license being transferred like would have been the normal procedure, we were without a license, cited for operating without a license, and went through endless problems to get the license back. Thousands of people have been inconvenienced by the City’s refusal to give us our licenses. Our attorney has spent at least 60 hours trying to get the City’s refusal to give us our licenses. Our attorney even spent days sitting in Marlene Brath’s and Tim Schmid’s offices trying to get the matter resolved. We have been waiting months even for $5 license to be able to sell soda.
By playing the common race and religion card, the Shawano City officials, and in particular Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt, have gotten the local media to injure, defame, and slander our businesses. Outrageous and unconscionable baseless allegations have been lodged against SIST and its President. This propaganda has then been passed along to a website hosted by their “hired gun”, Rick Ross, and spread around the globe. Just like Hitler used the media against the Jews, Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt has been using the media to saturate the area with so much negative propaganda against our President, personnel and businesses, that no one will question anything if Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt decides to kill us, ransack our businesses, or destroy our property. As a fact, Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt has put her own grandson and son-in-law into law enforcement positions in Shawano and both of them have harassed SIST businesses and personnel endlessly at her direction and have been the most hostile imaginable. What is most alarming is that Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt has set them up as head of the swat team in Shawano. According to information we have been told, they have been training in Wausau to come and raid our headquarters and kill us.
Where can we go from here? Shall we go to the media? But, like the days of Hitler, the media are all working hand-in-hand in conspiracy with Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt against this man from India and his business under the color of freedom of press. Every word we say will be twisted and framed to their gain or benefit. So, by going to the media, we will be in a worse place than before we went to talk to them. They are working in conspiracy with Shawano City officials, and in particular Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt, as if there is no law or regulation to control them. Can we get any justice?
Where is the media anyway? They are there to do story after story about how much is allegedly owed to the City but where are they when it is time to tell why the money is not paid? The money is not paid because we are not being allowed to pay it. Due to their common race and religion, the local media has decided to support Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt in her commission of hate crimes against someone different. Where are the men of dignity that fought for the freedom from oppression and made the founding of our country possible? What does the outside world think of the present-day American media? All they can print is a bunch of vomit and trash which makes it blatantly clear for the world to see they are nothing more than ignoramus bigots, like media during the days of Hitler. In this day and age of globalism, the low-minded local media, at Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt’s direction, are propagating racial hatred and discrimination.
At the same time, these very same officials and media are involved through their churches in sending missionaries all over the world. The people in those countries need to hear about the racist nature of Shawano City officials, in particular Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt, the media, and their religions. Those countries need to send those missionaries home. For the last thirty years, Shawano City officials, in particular Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt, through their like-mindedly chauvinistic media, have blatantly expressed their racism and xenophobia. If these Shawano City officials, in particular Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt, cannot treat this man from India fairly, they have no right to send their emissaries to other countries to exercise their racial discrimination against the innocent peoples of other lands. The entire world suffers from the horrors and oppression of the religion of Shawano City officials. Throughout the centuries, their dirty religion has been used to decimate civilizations, destabilize governments, incite racial tensions, enslave peoples of other races, and strip the wealth of other lands. While the dirty works of this religion continue around the globe it also continues right here in Shawano, Wisconsin the city where a person’s race, religion and affiliation determine their right to existence.