Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Othor Rips Siemens Contract Players

Othor Cain tore into the Siemens contract yesterday on his Facebook live show.  Mr. Cain didn't pull any punches as he blamed several Jackson Mayors, Councilmen, and believe it or not, the black business class of Jackson.  He provides a pretty good timeline of the entire Siemens fiasco.  Enjoy.


Anonymous said...

No secret. Gearing up to run.

Anonymous said...

Othor has some cool glasses

Anonymous said...

Even though this is MADDENING to listen to, there are several interesting quotes from Othor here: 'everybody and their momma getting contracts', 'folks with no skill sets getting contracts'. Gee, good ol' minority participation at work again. There's a long history of that here in Hinds County (airwaves, redistricting,...). Glad to see Brother Cain finally acknowledge it.

Anonymous said...

An excellent recap and analysis. Clearly there is a lot of blame to go around.

Anonymous said...

Accountability and performance were always a secondary consideration for the immediate past city administrations. Every major project was first viewed from it's possibility to be a cash cow for the well connected cronies of the mayors and councilmen. The Siemens contract was a big one. Siemens' advance people are experienced in procuring these fat "minority participation" contracts. Once the gravy train gets started, the main thing is to avoid scrutiny rather than invite it. If there is scrutiny the ignorant masses will find out that people who were unqualified were making millions to screw up the public works of the city. So while the work was being performed there was little oversight. After the money gets spent and the rats get fat people find out the system don't work. The same game happens over and over again. Until poor black citizens have real advocates rather than pimps representing their interests, they will continue to be victimized by these gamesters who take advantage of their ignorance. Jackson Mississippi has been prime beef for these feeders but they had better move fast because soon the city will be bankrupt and bankruptcy court requires accountability. Oh well, they were going to move to Atlanta anyway.

Kingfish said...

The further we get away from the Johnson administration, the more of a disaster we begin to see it was. Bond deals that are now blowing up. A Siemens deal that was more about payouts to the connected than updating the city's meter reading system, running off major businesses such as Puckett who paid millions of dollars in sales taxes, la-de-da attitude in appointing school board members who wrecked JPS, and the list goes on.

Anonymous said...

When they close the door on City Hall for the final time, I am glad I will be 600 miles away. Someone should record for history a case study on how a great little city died over about a 40 years span of time. I know most of it but I am far away from this mess and wish to stay that way.

Anonymous said...

Harvey Johnson didn't ship Accounts Receivable collections for water/garbage/sewer (and the jobs that go along with that function) to Detroit.

Which Mayor had/has the Detroit connections? Not Harvey Johnson and not Tony Yarber.

Anonymous said...

So its safe to say Cain and MAC & Associates aren't buds?

Anonymous said...

Which Mayor had/has the Detroit connections?

@10:11 AM Kwame Kenyatta stiffed another mortgage. Just like he did in Detroit.

Anonymous said...

Good ol' Bennie forgot to mention that Marcus Wallace lives in Madison.

Anonymous said...

Take it with a grain of salt, everyone has their own Siemens-Harvey Johnson conspiracy theory. Somewhere there is a common truth between all of their pipe dreams.

Look at Othor Cain's shout out to Jussie Smollett and Robin Roberts right before the attack was deemed a hoax!! haha

Anonymous said...

As an owner of several commercial properties in Jackson I figured one day the news sites and politicians of Jackson would try and make people like me be the fall guy. All they would have to do is point toward the unpaid portion of my water "bill" and screech that I'm a leach on this great city on tv and at the city government meetings. Of course, I am not rich but do have the money needed to defend myself in court. And you better believe there are two sides to every story - especially the one involving the water department vs. property owners. You wouldn't believe the amount of billing I have received on properties where the meters have been "broken" for years. My bills are so high at some properties that if they are true, the city may as well come and get the keys.

I have lost a great deal of sleep over the water bill issue on my properties over the last few years. I have also suffered substantial economic harm as the bills have scared off many a legitimate buyer. I have finally come to terms and peace with the fact that if they ever try to throw me under the bus I will sue the shit out of the city and possibly Siemens. Who knows maybe if Siemens has decent insurance it will be the best thing to ever happen to me.....

Anonymous said...

Wow. So Harv told Other that if he'd only been re-elected he could've fixed the Siemens contract by hiring a management consultant to "look out for the City's interest."

What the hell was Harv's job, then???

Anonymous said...

at about 47:50 left in the video he "axed mayor johnson" lol

Anonymous said...

@11:04 AM
Are you trying to tell us that he isn't "well spoken" as whites in Mississippi?

Guessing by his age, I believe it is safe to assume he received a lower standard of education as a child due to the segregation policies of Mississippi.

Maybe you should check your white priviledge.

Anonymous said...

KF @ are absolutely correct!

10:44 am- the common thread is mac- duh! ( IMO of course)

WLBT - Tee Vee reported the other night in their sit down interview with the mayor, that the Siemens contract paid $19 million dollars to train 83 workers to install the water meters ( of which only 6 where actually hired )- Yup, that is what they said on TV!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

11:58 You're woefully ignorant yourself.

You're asserting that "axed" was a vernacular taught, presumably by a lower standard/non-white teacher... "due to the segregation policies of Mississippi."?

You are truly a special kind of ignorant.

Anonymous said...

It astounds me that none of you seem to " get" that the practices described were well in place for decades.

Helping your friends and believing them to be more competent than they are and " back scratching" supporters has and was and continues to be the M.O.

More than a few contracts were " let" in this State accompanied by cash or gifts and social favors when the city and State " fathers" were all whiter than white. They were just more experienced in keeping it under wraps.

Anonymous said...

12;13 You are soooo partially right. The difference is that back in those days it was generally an unfair contest between companies and contractors who HAD equipment, some experience, and some expertise in the related field, not a start up with none of the above simply trying to put their name on someone else's work to make a buck then fading away to spend their money. Of course it was unfair, then as now, and cronyism cost the taxpayers, then as now. But look around, can we afford this? Can this poor city afford this?

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