What a joke. Time and time again, we Navajos see this scam played on the Navajo Tribal Government; off-reservation confidence men (and women) come to the reservation with grandiose, to good to be true projects, promising jobs, tax revenue, and on and on. And like poor Charlie Brown trying once again to kick Lucy's football, they fall flat on their butts time and time again as the football gets jerked away at the last second. It'd be funny, if it weren't for the fact these scammers generally walk away from the reservation and beyond the jurisdiction of tribal courts with millions of dollars that could have been better spent on home grown Navajo owned businesses. And the "developments" left behind are bordered up warehouses, unused facilities, unpaid employees, etc. Does OnSat, BCDC, Desert Rock, ring any bells? Once again these scammers from Phoenix, using the proven method of finding some dunce Navajo(s), some with very dubious records, to help get in with the Window Rock crowd, are gearing up to once again to fleece the dopes in Window Rock. "..the Navajo Nation will own 100% of the GCE development..." Ding-ding-ding, alarm bells should being going off about here: These are codes words for, "we (Confluence Partners LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP!)", will collect a sizable fee to facilitate the start of construction but in no way will we be responsible for its success or failure nor will we be involved in actually bringing into operation or maintaining it. We will collect our fee and be gone." What a shame. What a waste.
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 17:25