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Today's Quote, December 20/14

“Thieves respect property.

They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.”

 G. K. Chesterton






Joseph Smegelsky


Audit of Minetto fire chief charged with misusing $22K in funds for guns, motorcycle parts completed
"This individual had keys to the cash register and went on a spending spree with the fire company's money," DiNapoli said in a statement.


                                                                                                                    Dec 19/14


They learn to be thieves and liars in Ozwego then they go out into the towns and ply their trade.



How are Syracuse Fire Department response times now that Station 7 is gone?
In the 18 months since city officials closed Fire Station No. 7 on East Fayette Street and cut the number of firefighters on each shift, the fire department has not lost a step, Fire Chief Paul Linnertz said Wednesday to members of the city council.

"residents of the city of Syracuse continue to receive excellent fire protection and first responder EMS care, in a timely manner.''

"There has not been a negative impact,'' Linnertz said.

To compensate for cuts in staffing and apparatus, the department has stopped responding to non-life threatening medical calls. That cuts the overall number of calls and helps firefighters maintain prompt response times for fires and serious medical emergencies, Linnertz said.

He told councilors that he is confident the fire department will maintain its elite ISO Class 1 rating from the insurance industry. "It's very manageable for us,'' he said.



                                                                                                                      Dec 19/14

Criminal Family Enterprise?
RE: ??
How much of the gold and silver jewelry (and other metals), that are purchased from anyone off the street (with no ID required) and sometimes cut up right in front of you, is stolen? Mmm?
Kind of hard to trace when it's cut into little pieces with the stones removed. if you're going to sell your gold jewelry remember TO REMOVE THE STONES Because they actually subtract an arbitrary amount from the gold weight to compensate for the stones that YOU'RE PAYING THEM TO STEAL! The overpriced stuff in the cases WITH THE 500-1000% MARK-UP OVER COST is the stuff that's,as far as they know,not stolen.It's also where the cops look for stolen items (joke) if only the police had time to piece all those little chunks back together before they hit the smelter.

                                                                                                                    Dec 19/14

At first I thought you were going to write about the Wahrendorks but it appears you are talking about another of one of Oz’s crime families.

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas SUCO! Another year filled with supervisors gone stupid. Ho Ho Ho Ho that's right? Trades to pass probation aye monkey boy? DWI's all over, watch for those tricky road blocks. Please grounds try and stay sober enough to plow. Threats to keep quiet, deals to move. Congrats to AJ suck ass of the year!
                                                                                                                    Dec 19/14







Today's Quote, December 19/14

"I always say beauty is only sin deep."
H. H. Munro

Tony Pauldine will pay the city when John, I mean Jack, Gosek pays the money he owes.
                                                                                                                    Dec 19/14

Oh Tony Bologna has paid the city back in so many other ways, especially with all the “up scaled” businesses he has started or brought to Oz. Even now he is hard at work on a Syracuse Ave converting a derelict building into what unconfirmed sources say will be the first gay whore house in Oz. The highlight supposedly will be its 18-21 year-old, wink, boys.

Fracking ban bad for Upstate New York economy, business and energy groups say


                                                                                                                      Dec 19/14

New York State Is Just As Screwed Up As Ever
The price of oil and gas have dropped so low it is becoming or may already have become too expensive to continue fracking anywhere in the country. Of course there are some adjectives and conditions, which come with this ground breaking, excuse the pun, decision. The ban is on “deep fracking”, which I take as an OK for “shallow” fracking. This is just political window dressing until they come up with a study, which justifies the inevitable. I am surprised Cuomo did not ban gold and diamond mining while he was at it.

To offset this blow to the potential economic bust we are going to get three more casinos. Casinos are closing in Atlantic City and the TV commercials are begging us to come to Las Vegas. The Great Recession brought an end to the heyday of the casinos but New York is going to solve its problems by building more of them and I thought Ozwego had the monopoly on stupid. Baby Boomers are hanging on to their money and Melinneals are establishing new spending trends, which do not include gambling, housing or even designer jeans. With four more years of Cuomo to look forward to somehow I can not get excited about the future of New York State.

what happened?
What happened to America? One threat and it turned tail and ran!! A movie someone didn’t like
scared people to shut it down. This is not America this is a bunch of COWARDS!!! Not even the govt.
had the balls to say ignore it, run the film! I hope this gets someone mad as I am. I t is time we took our country back.
                                                                                                                    Dec 19/14

Exactly! I have not been to a movie since “The Unforgiven” but I was going to see this one just because I will not be dictated to by some crazy commie who belongs in an institution for the criminally insane. These people shoot down civilian airliners, kidnap civilians and attack South Korean cities at will. Now they are attacking the US over the Internet. It is long past the time for peaceful resolution of the North Korean problem. I say shoot down everything they launch, cut off their aid and starve them out of existence. It is winter in North Korea! Let them eat snow!

The Citizen Militia and Natural Law
The Second Amendment to the US Constitution establishes a citizen militia that is described as being necessary for the security of all citizens. The authority for this amendment is derived from natural law, specifically the right to liberty that is clearly expressed in the Declaration of Independence.
Liberty is defined as: Liberty is the freedom to act without restraint, without impeding the equal freedom of others. The founders saw liberty as one of the natural rights of man.
According to natural rights theory, as described by philosophers such as John Locke, everyone is born with an equality of certain rights, regardless of their nationality. Since they come from nature or from God, natural rights cannot be justly taken away without consent. As the Declaration of Independence asserts, natural (or “inalienable”) rights include “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Other natural rights are protected in the Bill of Rights, including freedom of speech, religion, and press.
Anticipating that personal liberty would face impediments from one or more persons acting either criminally, irresponsibly, imperialistically or irrationally, the founders designed the Second Amendment allowing citizen to resist proportionally, up to and including lethal force with effective arms.
The founders declared the natural right of liberty to be inalienable and the corollary right to a citizen militia as not to be infringed. That is the doctrine of the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution and the New York State Constitution.
Those whose actions impede the liberty of others are subject to judicial remedy including suspension of liberty according to the sentence of a court of law. The Fifth Amendment say that you cannot be deprived of liberty without due process of law in the justice system. You can only be convicted and deprived of liberty as an individual. You cannot be deprived as part of a group or class. Regarding arms - You cannot be deprived of property, denied access to property or refused the designed use of property having a value over twenty dollars without a trial except for temporary suspensions by court order.
As an inalienable right the Second Amendment cannot be surrendered to the government to become a privilege of law. The Second Amendment right is a natural privilege and immunity. It cannot be infringed by any level of government in such a way as to alter the fundamental intent and application of the right.
The natural rights are declared inalienable so that no government can claim that agents representing the people at any time have surrendered those rights to that or any other government or citizenry.
Unalienable; that cannot be legally or justly alienated or transferred to another. The dominions of a king are inalienable All men have certain natural rights which are inalienable
1. To transfer title, property or right to another; as, to alienate lands, or sovereignty.
1. To break, as contracts; to violate, either positively by contravention, or negatively by non-fulfillment or neglect of performance. A prince or a private person infringes an agreement or covenant by neglecting to perform its conditions, as well as by doing what is stipulated not to be done.
2. To break; to violate; to transgress; to neglect to fulfill or obey; as, to infringe a law.
1. Freedom or exemption from obligation. To be exempted from observing the rites or duties of the church, is an immunity
2. Exemption from any charge, duty, office, tax or imposition; a particular privilege; as the immunities of the free cities of Germany; the immunities of the clergy.

The Jury
U'RY, noun [Latin juro, to swear.] A number of freeholders, selected in the manner prescribed by law, empaneled and sworn to inquire into and try any matter of fact, and to declare the truth on the evidence given them in the case. Grand juries consist usually of twenty four freeholders at least, and are summoned to try matters alleged in indictments. Petty juries, consisting usually of twelve men, attend courts to try matters of fact in civil causes, and to decide both the law and the fact in criminal prosecutions. The decision of a petty jury is called a verdict.

There are four amendments in the Bill of Rights that deal with juries. In the next few postings I will cover what the founders intended and expected from the jury. What I have learned really surprised me as I assume it will you also.
Your homework assignment will be to look up what was known as the Star Chamber.
                                                                                                                    Dec 19/14



Sewage Treatment Generator
Backup generators should be started and tested once a month. This test would be something like ten or fifteen minutes running time. If the generator was only needed for ten emergency hours per year then the total hours on the unit would be not more than 572. Most likely it needs replacement because it has not been properly maintained.

                                                                                                                      Dec 19/14






Today's Quote, December 18/14

"For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'."
John Greenleaf Whittier

Brewing Equipment
The Buckhout Brewing Co. had an extensive brewing system in place when Tony Bolgna stole it from the city. Was Tony was given approval by Community Development Director Mary Vanhouse to dismantle it and sell it? The equipment should have been considered fixtures to the building. Let's hope Tony paid his bills to the city with these earnings, when he ran into hot water a few years back and didn't pocket it. Plus, we don't even know if community development had anything to do with the purchasing of the equipment. Business as usual with the city's ailing community development office. The building still sits nearly abandoned at the heart of our downtown as Tony is off tending to new projects and getting more funding from Mary V.
                                                                                                                    Dec 18/14

Fulton Budget Passes With 800-Pound Gorilla

                                                                                                                      Dec 18/14

The population of the City of Oswego is 55.66 % grater than the City of Fulton however the budget for Oswego is 176% greater that that of the Fulton. What is wrong here? In Fulton the mayor has leadership. In Oswego the mayor has losership.

Can't we be frugal..when times are tough?
I just read this as a part of an article written at Oswego Ct weeklies::

Oswego Council Sails Through Agenda
The 44-year-old Cummins Standby Generator at the Eastside Wastewater Treatment Plant has failed and is no longer economically repairable.
The council authorized the plant superintendent to rent a temporary standby generator for $4,200 a month with a startup fee for connection and delivery of $1,300. The costs shall be charged to the Contracted Services Account.
and then this at:

1974 ONAN 250 DYB-17R/16335D Diesel Generator
Diesel generator in working condition. Hours-789.7, as of 12/10/14- still in service. 277/480 Volt 312 KVA 376 AMPS 3 Phase 250 KW. Generator will be pulled January 3rd,2015 at 8am and can be placed on winning bidders truck at that time if winning bidder can not pick up at this time generator will be moved to a local yard and lifting the generator will be the responsibility of the winning bidder.

.Thinking in these difficult economic times that some times "used" has to do....at $4200 a month for rental this 790 hour generator sitting in Syracuse could probably be bought for $4200 or less and adequately serve as a standbye in Oswego saving $4200 per month till the new one is bought..or for that matter permanently serve as a stand bye for the next several years. If this were my responsibility and money counted..I'd look into this.. But then, that would be conscientious evocative thinking ....as someone once said "those are only zeroes" as $4200 becomes $420,000.
Knows the Powers that be in the City are familiar with the auction site as Oswego City "treasures" are often listed for sale here.
Concerned Taxpayer
                                                                                                                    Dec 18/14


How many hours are on the standby generator?

Last I knew the city still had this portable generator, which was bought to power up the beer tent at harbor mess. I am wondering why they can not use it.



'The Simpsons' still a popular course at SUNY Oswego, other colleges

                                                                                                                    Dec 18/14

Re: Buchout Brewery & Colemans
I sat at the traffic light on West Bridge and First and watched Tony Pauldine pulling out the tanks and equipment for making beer at the Buchout Brewery, it was in there when he bought it. My brother who has a friend in the same business in Colorado and he told me this size brewing system does not depreciate much at all. He said: "even used it was worth $50,000 on the low end up to $150,000 on the high end". Who got the money on the sale of this equipment? I saw Tony Pauldine with his employees carrying it out. If the city was selling it, I would have thought professional plumbers would be removing it? As far as Coleman's kitchen equipment, news hit the street pretty fast he had swapped out the new kitchen to his Syracuse location. If Vanhouse was doing her job, she should have an inventory list and serial numbers etc, I wouldn't think it's too late to get to the bottom of this.
                                                                                                                    Dec 18/14






Today's Quote, December 17/14

"Never doubt, that for good or evil, a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world."
Elliston Howard

Of course there has to be a fire stairwell and should be sprinkled. Remember that young girl lost her life (von holtz) why would there be a place that is using ovens on first floor ,when you have living spaces on the above floors, and without that building sprinkled, from every floor. I would not have a eatery below living spaces without it being sprinkeled and the kitchen has fireprotection. I wonder if colemans went by the codes or not. After all , as I here it, all the new kitchen equip. went to Syracuse and the old went to Oswego. Who was the inspector in charge of the city monies when this deal was going on. Who was signing the tickets for the new equip. and the old and the deliv. Charges and time. After all this would be under fed. and state monies and would be looking at time in the fed. prison. And this Irishmen gets away with stealing and fails a health inspection in his kitchen and says that quality is the first thing on the mind? What a jerkoff and I will be glad to call him out on this. Look at health inspections in his county, and he talks the family and caring place to work and eat and it is dirty, what a phony!
                                                                                                                    Dec 17/14

A similar deal happened with the Buchout? Brewery. When Community Development got it back after the bankruptcy a lot of the brewing paraphernalia was missing or never bought in the first place.

Who is running for mayor?
You forgot Jim Bell...........which is a joke in itself!!!!

The rumor of the moment says the Republicans/Slumlords age going to run Barlow for mayor and Bell for alderman. Gilligan is under the impression he is going to be endorsed by the Democrats again.

Oswego County restaurant inspections are now posted online

Eating out in Oswego is like playing Russian Roulette with only one chamber empty.

6 prostitution related arrests in Watertown
Will the next bust be in Oz?



                                                                                                                      Dec 17/14

Do not hold your breath.






Today's Quote, December 16/14

“If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.”
Jean Paul Getty

You have to have the holes supported before you can shingle or more infills before you can put on a tarp. And how often is anyone going to pay to go up, inspect, repair, really? And as it was said to turn into appts. And by the size of it all, I see three appts. On 2nd floor and three on the 3rd floor. Must have lobby on first and maybe a elevator? Is this all worth this over six rooms. And you can only get insurance for prop. And what building is worth, not due to neglect. And the only one who is in ownership, is the city, so how can someone pay or want to pay for insurance, on something they do not own. It will not pay for replacement due to neglect.
                                                                                                                    Dec 16/14

To occupy the third I believe you would have to have a minimum second enclosed stairs and sprinkler system. Of course they could just blow off the codes like the many illegal appts. over stores downtown.

Certified personal trainers
Determining whether your trainer has the education he needs can be difficult. There are nearly 300 different certifications available, all identified by a confusing jumble of acronyms that sound similar. Wouldn't you be impressed by a degree from American Fitness Professionals & Associates? Turns out, it comes from a P.O. box in Ship Bottom, New Jersey, and can be had for $315.

Through its online certification process, American Fitness Professionals & Associates claims to have produced "over 57,000 Certified Personal Trainers & Fitness Professionals worldwide." That's not surprising, since the only requirements are 18 years on the planet, a GED, and "basic familiarity" with anatomy and resistance-training equipment. You don't need to know CPR, but you do have to score 90 percent on their test. If you fail, no worries: They'll mail you the questions you answered wrong and give you 2 weeks to get them right.
ExpertRating.com makes it even easier: "All you have to do is buy the ExpertRating Personal Trainer certification for $49.99," its Web site states. ExpertRating will then send you its personal-trainer courseware and give you an online certification exam. Get half the questions right and you're in. Test takers can also take the exam online with there study materials in front of them and cheat the test. Is that who want training you? Don't be afraid to ask if they are certified by an actual college worth transferable credits. If not stay away you probably will get bad advice and or injured. Just tired of seeing people get scammed with bogus certificate bought online!!

Not surprisingly, neither American Fitness Professionals & Associates nor ExpertRating responded to my inquiries.
                                                                                                                    Dec 16/14







Will some one in city hall or the hero department have this dangerous building taken down or are they just waiting for it to fall?


The city was suppose to put a tarp over the roof of the former Colemans/Cahill building they didn't, or did the guy who wanted it so bad and control of it.

Now besides the South wall having shifted.

The roof is gone! So no saving the building now it has to be torn down...



Today's Quote, December 15/14

“It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.”
John Paul Jones

Re: I Can't breath...
The issue being protested is whether excessive force was used in the arrest. If Mr. Gardner was resisting arrest then that is a different crime from selling loose cigarets which should have resulted in an appearance ticket. What kind of person or what previous crimes he committed are irrelevant and not germane to the arrest. If it was an arrest for rape, murder, kidnapping, etc. then deadly force by the police is allowed. If the person uses a “calculated” force against the person of the arresting officers then a proportional force is allowed. Normal reactions to grabbing by the officer are not considered “calculated”.
The officers may not by designed or undesigned intent create by their actions a response in the person being arrested an attitude of imminent physical force in resisting arrest that requires the use of physical force by the officers. Responding to reasonable fear created by the unprofessional actions of the arresting officers is not criminal. Normal fear of arrest does not justify resisting that arrest regardless of weather you believe the arrest to be justified.
Just addressing the video, it is not shown that Mr. Gardner made a calculated use of force against any of the officers. But we only have the video.
It does not appear to be reasonable that what should have been an appearance ticket resulted in a death. Without more than the video it is unreasonable to make a “justifiable” call as to resisting arrest or excessive use of force. We do not know if there were witnesses other than the arresting officers. We do not know the community influences upon other witnesses that may have affected their testimony. This needs to be investigated by federal authorities.

Having said that I must say that the protests with violence are improper and ineffective. Some even criminal. The process for dealing with the issue is clearly identified by examining American History. The correct process is to formally call the community together and form a committee that can investigate and write reports that lead to a formal presentment agreed upon by the community. That presentment is then published. It is then an issue that can be taken up by the Grand Jury if criminality is involved or brought to the floor of the immediate legislative body for consideration. If I understand recent news reports correctly, some people are trying to skip a step and create their own grand jury. That is not the process. The responsible action is to congress not protest in the streets.

New York State Law
35.30 Justification; use of physical force in making an arrest or in preventing an escape.
1. A police officer or a peace officer, in the course of effecting or attempting to effect an arrest, or of preventing or attempting to prevent the escape from custody, of a person whom he or she reasonably believes to have committed an offense, may use physical force when and to the extent he or she reasonably believes such to be necessary to effect the arrest, or to prevent the escape from custody, or in self-defense or to defend a third person from what he or she reasonably believes to be the use or imminent use of physical force; except that deadly physical force may be used for such purposes only when he or she reasonably believes that:....

The key intent of this part of the law which reads: “he or she reasonably believes such to be necessary to effect the arrest” is that there has to be reasonableness as to the need to immediately arrest and to just how much force is really justified in the specific situation.

ARREST', verb transitive
1. To obstruct; to stop; to check or hinder motion; as, to arrest the current of a river; to arrest the senses.
2. To take, seize or apprehend by virtue of a warrant from authority; as, to arrest one for debt or for a crime.
3. To seize and fix; as, to arrest the eyes or attention.

ARREST', noun
1. The taking or apprehending of a person by virtue of a warrant from authority. An arrest is made by seizing or touching the body.
2. Any seizure, or taking by power, physical or moral.
3. A stop, hindrance or restraint.

There are two types of arrest. A peace officer or a police officer may physically arrest someone without a warrant as a matter of public safety. If in the course of confronting someone they witnessed or suspect having committed an offense, that person threatens harm to themselves or someone else then physical force is justified. Otherwise they must secure an arrest warrant before any physical seizure of the person can take place.
It is the same for a citizen arrest. A citizen may effect a “warrant” arrest when acting on an official “wanted” poster.
                                                                                                                    Dec 15/14

"I Can't Breathe" ----Life in Oz
Location, location location. Mr. Gardner should have sold his loosies in Oz. Done all the time in Oz and no one does a thing.
                                                                                                                    Dec 15/14

I cant breathe/hands up - reply
Finally an intelligent look. Now if the media would only look at it that way. I am so sick of them STILL referring to mike brown as the "unarmed man murdered by police"!!! There is NO doubt he should not have been killed...but, his actions & his attitude toward the law are what killed him. He was a criminal THUG & it's sickening that the media won't report the truth! It would be refreshing to see the black community respond with outrage and protests toward the black on black killings and gang violence that are defining their neighborhoods and race on a daily basis. That's a cause I would get behind!
                                                                                                                    Dec 15/14

So who's running for Oswego Mayor ?
Who will be throwing their hat in the ring?


Sweet,Todd,Tressider,VanBuren,Vanouse,Walker L,Walker S,White
                                                                                                                    Dec 15/14

Felons owning guns
73. Act of June 30, 1938 (52 Stat. 1251). Federal Firearms Act, §2(f), establishing a presumption of guilt
based on a prior conviction and present possession of a firearm, held to violate the test of due process under the Fifth Amendment.
Tot v. United States, 319 U.S. 463 (1943). Concurring: Roberts, Reed, Frankfurter, Jackson, Rutledge, Stone, C.J. Concurring specially: Black, Douglas.
FEL'ONY, noun [See Felon.] In common law, any crime which incurs the forfeiture of lands or goods. Treason was formerly comprised under the name of felony but is now distinguished from crimes thus denominated, although it is really a felony All offenses punishable with death are felonies; and so are some crimes not thus punished, as suicide, homicide by chance-medley, or in self-defense, and petty larceny. Capital punishment therefore does not necessarily enter into the true idea or definition of felony; the true criterion of felony being forfeiture of lands or goods. But the idea of felony has been so generally connected with that of capital punishment, that law and usage now confirm that connection. Thus if a statute makes any new offense a felony it is understood to mean a crime punishable with death.
                                                                                                                    Dec 15/14





Today's Quote, December 14/14

“Like a great poet, Nature knows how to produce the greatest effects with the most limited means.”
Heinrich Heine



"River View"

Video progression of an oil painting


Expand the video to "full Page " viewing.


                                                                                                                    Dec 14/14

I Can't Breathe and My Hands Are Up ..... Hype
The hype that has come with "I Can't Breathe" and "My Hands are Up" has shown just how gullible people can be. Am I sorry that Mr. Brown and Mr. Gardener lost their lives, yes, but they both put themselves in harms way.
Mr. Brown was a very large man that was a bully, robbed a connivance store and pushed the clerk aside like a rag doll, then, proceeded with attitude, to walk down the middle of the street blocking traffic like the thug he was. The police were called and he resisted arrest, the end result, he was killed. Regardless if it was justified or not, HE, put himself in that situation, and had he not set himself up by breaking the law, he would be alive today. The fact is, rather is was a very large aggressive black, white, tan, or red man, the result would have been the same.
Mr. Garderner was selling stolen loose cigarettes out of the back of his car, did not pay the taxes on them, had previous arrest record, and he resisted arrest. He was told he was under arrest and it took four police officers to take the 400 pound man down. He was breaking the law, the police were called in, and he would be alive today if he did what the police told him to do and go in peacefully.
I am not supporting the police, but both of these incidents were the results of people breaking the law, having the police called in, and being aggressive with major attitude toward the police. They should have not resisted and they would both be alive today and could have fought it out in the courts.
To have die ins, and hype how these two up-standing citizens were killed because they put themselves in these situations and then became the aggressors seems to be missing the point. It doesn't make any difference what your color is, if you follow the law, don't expose yourself to these types of situations, and are taught to respect the law, you will not be killed or injured by the police.
Lets face the facts, there are hundreds of thousands of people in jails across the country and I am sure they will all tell you they are innocent and they don't deserve to be there. Most of them would never had been put in jail if they didn't break the law. Maybe there should be demonstrations on how be lawful and not aggressive thugs.
                                                                                                                    Dec 14/14







Today's Quote, December 13/14

"I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars."
Og Mandino

Does anyone know what happened to that baby who was left outside the hospital 15-20 years? Did it find a loving home? Was it adopted and was never put into a foster home? It seems the papers were full of interest and then, nothing. I do hope it found a loving, happy home.
                                                                                                                    Dec 13/14

Dear DPW….
Most of the time you do a wonderful job in keeping our streets cleared during and after a snow storm. Unfortunately during this past storm one of your plows came flying up our street at a high rate of speed almost causing an accident at an intersection. Please slow down. We live within a block of a school and since most of the sidewalks have not been cleared there are kids walking in the road. Also residents please clear your sidewalks!
                                                                                                                    Dec 13/14

parking- got to ask
If a person owns a ,lets say, a three story building, and rents out the 2nd and the 3rd floor for people living. And let us guess that both people drive, per appt. times two. That means that you have four people. Now on the first, you have a business, and at least you have the owner and a employee, That is six cars, where do the customers park? Lets time this times twelve. Why would we want to have housing in the middle of the city when parking is not available? This does not help the business owners in the city of Oswego with there customers and there employee’s to park there cars and trucks. Think about this ,it is easy to buy a house or building with out parking and have these people tell there tenant where or where not to park. And to see a certain person to get, if they can ,a parking permit, and still go by the parking ban. At this moment, we are not being very friendly to the businesses or the school kids that have to walk on the sidewalk or the people walking there dogs ,when the side walks are not cleared, either owned by private people or landlords but lets not make a judgement when someone is of older age or cannot do the shoveling . if landlords can buy the land, then make sure that they maintain all year year round.
                                                                                                                    Dec 13/14

Finally some beautiful new, easy to read, lighted signs popping up all over the campus. Now the roads need some attention. They seem to be pitched a little too much making the signs look like their tilted...or, it's part of their new motto - SUNY Oswego, "leaning" toward a "brighter" future. Love the symbolism. Good job!
                                                                                                                    Dec 13/14

Cicero man admits he was the mystery mailer who sent 21 fake anthrax letters over 15 years


                                                                                                                      Dec 13/14

For seventeen years they tracked this guy. Gosek squealed on his buddies in 2005 so they most likely have been collecting evidence and making cases on some of Ozwego’s solid citizens for about nine and one half years now.

New Sign on 104 West Entrance: Who the Hell Designed that Wavy Looking Thing ???
FD&C/Plant Manager Mitch F. & Mary D. ??
Bad, Bad, Bad Mitch & Mary !!!
                                                                                                                    Dec 13/14





Today's Quote, December 12/14

“When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness.”
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Oswego’s Alternate-Side Winter Parking Restriction Starts Tuesday
REAL BIG DEAL?? Streets looked wonderful Cars Parked on odd side of street, owners come out shovel their cars out,then park on even side. Restricted room for driving. City officials better get their Eyes and Brains out of their A&&. BRING Dick Bateman back.


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Jim Kenyon will be missed.

Lets hope O'brien at the post Standard takes up the slack.
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Butler Rolloff Truck
Here's a picture of a roll off truck from Butler Disposal we followed in this morning. The driver took down wires and tree limbs on East 10th street around 8am on 12/11/14. Fire Department was called for the downed wires. I wonder...will Butler be paying for the overtime incurred by the city for this? How about the wires that were downed. Will National Grid, Time Warner or Verizon be sending Butler a bill for these repairs? The driver was driving too fast for the road conditions and almost slid through the intersection of East 1st and Bridge and he was on his cell phone!

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Dear Mr. Mayor,
Odd, even parking does not work in Oswego. If you don't agree get up early some morning after an overnight snow event and find your way to just about and side street in Oswego, especially the ones with student housing. The city plows that work over night are relegated to navigate around parked cars, leaving piles of snow in the road and stranded cars up and down many of the streets. Trying to drive on these streets it comes down to a single lane. Then when the cars are finely dug out all the snow from that deed goes into the street. So instead of having the streets plowed half ass and twice or three times, get rid of odd, even parking and go back to what worked for years. No parking on the streets, in the Winter from 1:00 AM until 6:00 or 7:00 AM. Seems to me it would not only provide better service to the citizens of Oswego, save money, create less wear on the equipment and eliminate redundancy in the job.

Mr. Mayor be a leader, stop pandering to the landlords of this city and issue an executive order in regard to over night parking.

Return to a time when the DPW could do their job.
                                                                                                                    Dec 12/14

You are asking a lot of this mayor. Like the bum before him he has not a clue what leadership is. Not only is odd-even a farce but if the plow goes down the street the wrong way before midnight and comes back through after the cars have been moved all the snow ends up on one side of the street. The DPW has been plowing the streets without any major problems since forever. Then along comes this dip-sh!t AT&T reject and he thinks he has a better way. Its no wonder they canned him.

Last night I said he sees providing jobs as a function of government but I forgot he also feels it is the city’s responsibility to provide student parking.


A lot of people think the reference to Oswego as OZ started on this site. Not entirely correct, those little Long Island ducks out at the abnormal school have been calling it Oz for at least twenty years.

Oswego County Judicial System
On Jan 1, 2015, Mr. James Eby, 65, will take his oath to become the newest member of the Oswego County Crooked Judicial System in Family Court, and in 5 years, we will have to elect another person for that position.
Tom Benedetto will be the chosen one for that position in 2019, after he prostituted himself by agreeing or being threatened by the loss of his court appointed job, to drop out of the race. He then declined the Conservative line so he would not be on the ballot, and the conservatives could substitute Eby for that line, but he had to run for Supreme Court in the 11th District, Queens County (Manhattan) to get his name off the Oswego County Ballot. That took some yank with the NYC Conservatives to allow that to happen. Benedetto was able to muster 1.6% of the total vote. Nice showing. All that for a promise from a bunch of corrupt thugs that you might be the chosen one.
This is how the Republicans operate in the Oswego County Judicial system, and the corruption starts at the committee level (Baby Bacus), through the supreme court judges right up to Torremy. Eby was their boy, and Benedetto, if he stayed in the race would have split the Republican and Conservative lines (Benedetto almost won the rep. Primary and did win the conservative primary) which would have given Coleman a good chance of winning, the only one in the Family Court Race that had the credentials and temperament for the job. Lou Ann, the cards were stacked against you.
So, the saga of crooked judicial politics and crooked judges in Oswego County continues, and the courts will always rule in favor of the people that have connections, and the poor slobs will get the $hitty end of the stick.
Hell of a system we have, and is it any wonder how they manipulated the Hedi Allen case.
                                                                                                                    Dec 12/14

Five years from now there will be another republican lawyer, with more pull, who wants to retire on the public teat and they will stick it right in Benedetto,s a$$ and no one will feel sorry for him because he had his chance but no balls.

NY cop cashed $346,000 in pension checks for 28 years after his death

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have to ask
I may be wrong but I have to ask. You cannot have a active teacher on the board of education, but you have a active county employee living in the city, and a rep. of the city of Oswego, and when does this not come into conflict between the city and the county when monies , wage, and benefits and the unions are involved. Which means ,how can a person working for either, make monies thought if the two have to come into thought . conflict of interest. Think about this, this would be like a doctor also on the medical insurance board. But some people have the gift and can keep things separated between the two!
                                                                                                                    Dec 12/14

How about Hank the Crank for #3?
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Babcock will probably go out in a fiery crash taking some poor family in another car with him. Then Alexander and Catalano can sue the doctor who should have stopped him from driving years ago.

Syracuse police raised concerns about priest 30 years before child-molesting accusations surfaced

                                                                                                                      Dec 12/14

The Power and Authority of the Citizen
Within the principle of the civic responsibility of the citizen militia there are three additional citizen responsibilities that should be considered. The three are:
· Committees of Safety
· Posse Comitatus
· Citizen Arrest
· Grand Jury

Committees of Safety
The use of the committee of safety was critical to the American Revolution. It had its origins in Europe.
The committees were essentially the formal authority for actions to be taken by the civilian militia in establishing a constitutional republic. It allowed the community to present a systematic and orderly formulation of the necessity of action and by popular election established the lawful authority for those actions.
Recognizing the popular concern for government maladministration the necessity and practicality of the committee of safety is certainly worthy of consideration in America today. The key is doing everything correctly and for the right purpose.
Suggestions on how to precede:
· Have righteous intent.
· Study the history thoroughly.
· Keep nothing secret.
· Examine the recent failures and flaws of committees in Texas.
· Have rules and follow them. Do not box yourself in by poorly crafted rules. This takes months of dedicated effort.
· Do not be singleminded.
· Do not threaten or intimidate.
· The whole community must have the opportunity to vote.
· Create a network of committees with good coordination and communication.
· Organize and train the local civilian militia so that it is responsive, capable and effective.
· Keep minutes and records.
· Expect to be monitored and infiltrated.

To better understand the Committee of Safety you can read The Provincial Committees of Safety of the American Revolution by Agnes Hunt PhD, Wells College, 1904. It is available online.
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Today's Quote, December 11/14

“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”

 Emily Dickinson



One more for the road, Jim Kenyon retires


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Fulton Mayor Proposes Jobs Downsized For Zero Percent Tax Increase


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Fulton has a real mayor who sees government as a provider of services, while in Ozwego Mayor Gilligan sees government as an employer. Since both Gilligan’s daughter and son-in-law will be out of a job come January I suppose we can expect there will be some new positions opening up in City Hall.




I haven’t laughed that hard in years.

Keep them coming and how about Leotta for #3.

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When I got done shoveling about 6 PM I thought I might be #3. Be careful out there people it is heavy, wet and slippery. Don't worry about that shoveling ordinance. Do it when you can get to it. Or not!



Gosek must have had 75K in legal fees.

Someone should be asking where that money came from.

                                                                                                                       Dec 11/14

There were probably several people paying him to keep his mouth shut.



Upstate NY Boating Group Receives Marine Industry Award
Cicero, NY: December 10, 2014   The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has named the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York/BIA as the 2014 Bill Ferguson Award winner for outstanding service by a marine trades association to its members and to the boating industry. BIA Executive Director Barb Caster received the award on behalf of the 80-plus member association at the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL, in November.
BIA serves members located throughout New York State, primarily in the Central NY, 1000 Islands, Finger Lakes and Oneida Lake regions.
‘The Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York is tremendous in terms of the service it provides to its members. The group is active in state-level politics, puts on an impressive boat show each year, works tirelessly to promote and advocate for safe boating, and goes above and beyond to support member education,’ said Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Vice President Liz Walz.
The BIA, headquartered in Cicero, NY, works with diverse federal, state, industry and public partners to encourage boating throughout the upstate region of New York and to keep the public current on safety issues, marine laws and regulations, and sound boating practices for all ages.
The association organizes an annual February event that is one of the largest boat shows in the state. The Central New York Boat Show fills more than 250,000 square feet with boats, information exhibits and boating safety and educational activities at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

BIA is active at the state level, with several members serving on the Empire State Marine Trades Association board of directors and participating in boating advocacy efforts in the state capital.
BIA provides a breadth of professional development opportunities, including sponsoring members to attend the annual Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, hosting a Marine Retail University, and partnering with New York Sea Grant to offer member training.
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas recognized the Discover Clean & Safe Boating campaign, developed in 2008 in partnership with New York Sea Grant, as one of the crowning achievements of the BIA. Each year, a different type of vessel serves as the Clean and Safe Boating educational vessel, travelling the state to boat shows, waterfront events, Empire Farm Days, and, in 2014, to the New York State Fair. The vessels are equipped with all the required and recommended gear for clean, safe and lawful boating. To date, the campaign has educated more than half a million boaters about how to be legal, safe and environmentally friendly on NY waters.
The Discover Clean and Safe Boating campaign has spun off additional public education outreach, including a Discover Better Boating series of short information segments with marina operators, boat dealers and other boating industry professionals that airs monthly May through October on Time Warner Cable News, reaching more than half-a-million viewers annually.
In-water demonstrations sponsored by BIA and offered by New York Sea Grant and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary educate the public on how to select the proper life jacket for all ages and the family dog, and have included canoe and kayak safety information.
A new-in-2014 Discover Better Boating Tips service provides BIA members with a monthly quick tip on safety practices, seasonal reminders, and new products to post to websites, Facebook and other social media tools.
BIA activities have been featured on the I Love New York Beat website and in such national publications as Marina Dock Age magazine, Great Lakes Fisherman, Waterways Ontario/Canada, and Boating Industry magazine.
‘These are just a few of the myriad ways the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York provides outstanding value to its members and helps bolster the marine industry overall,’ Walz notes.

Recent past recipients of the MRAA Bill Ferguson Award include The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey, Boating Trades Association of Metro Houston, and National Marine Trades Council.  For more information on MRAA, visit MRAA.com.

More information on BIA is online at www.cnybia.com.

Find the Discover Clean and Safe Boating campaign at www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/articles/t/great-lakes-boating-marine-trades-topics.

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picture of the county truck at Shawn Walker drives to and from work on a daily basis


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Alert-Sex Offender relocation notice

 ROBERT LASALLE has moved from 115 EAST ONEIDA ST APT D, OSWEGO, NY 13126 to 200 W 1ST ST APT #2, OSWEGO, NY 13126 

Please access the Sex Offender Sub-directory from the Division of Criminal Justice Services website by clicking on the following link for additional details for this move. Thank you.

Audio Recording URL:  

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You forgot to mention the woman that accused him of rape. His friends on the OPD made that one go away. They covered up a lot of stuff for that a$$hole.

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The Right To Keep and Bear Arms

New York State Constitution

§14. Such parts of the common law, and of the acts of the legislature of the colony of New York, as together did form the law of the said colony, on the nineteenth day of April, one thousand seven hundred seventy-five, and the resolutions of the congress of the said colony, and of the convention of the State of New York, in force on the twentieth day of April, one thousand seven hundred seventy-seven, which have not since expired, or been repealed or altered; and such acts of the legislature of this state as are now in force, shall be and continue the law of this state, subject to such alterations as the legislature shall make concerning the same. But all such parts of the common law, and such of the said acts, or parts thereof, as are repugnant to this constitution, are hereby abrogated.

Common Law

The ancient law of England based upon societal customs and recognized and enforced by the judgments and decrees of the courts. The general body of statutes and case law that governed England and the American colonies prior to the American Revolution.

William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765)

In the three preceding articles we have taken a short view of the principal absolute rights [personal security, personal liberty, private property] which appertain to every Englishman. But in vain would these rights be declared, ascertained, and protected by the dead letter of the laws, if the constitution had provided no other method to secure their actual enjoyment. It has therefore established certain other auxiliary subordinate rights of the subject, which serve principally as outworks or barriers to protect and maintain inviolate the three great and primary rights, of personal security, personal liberty, and private property.


5. The fifth and last auxiliary right of the subject, that I shall at present mention, is that of having arms for their defense, suitable to their condition and degree, and such as are allowed by law. Which is also declared by the same statute . . . and is indeed a public allowance, under due restrictions, of the natural right of resistance and self-preservation, when the sanctions of society and laws are found insufficient to restrain the violence of oppression.


New York State Constitution



[Defense; militia]

Section 1.The defense and protection of the state and of the United States is an obligation of all persons within the state. The legislature shall provide for the discharge of this obligation and for the maintenance and regulation of an organized militia.


Civil Rights Laws of New York


§ 4. Right to keep and bear arms. A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms cannot be infringed.


US Constitution

Amendment 2 - Right to Bear Arms. Ratified 12/15/1791.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

                                                                                                                        Dec 11/14



The Blind Cashier, at Bass Pro Shop.

the Blind Cashier, at Bass Pro Shop…

A woman goes into the Bass Pro Shop to buy a rod and reel for her grandson's birthday.

She doesn’t know which one to get so she just grabs one and goes over to the counter.

A Bass Pro Shop associate is standing there wearing dark shades. She says, "Excuse me, sir.

Can you tell me anything about this rod and reel?" He says, "Ma'am, I'm completely blind;

but if you'll drop it on the counter, I can tell you everything from the sound it makes." She

doesn’t believe him but drops it on the counter anyway. He says, "That's a six-foot

Shakespeare graphite rod with a Zebco 404 reel and 10-LB. test line. It's a good all-around

combination and it's on sale this week for only $20.00."

She says, "It's amazing that you can tell all that just by the sound of it dropping on the counter.

I'll Take it!" As she opens her purse, her credit card drops on the floor. Oh, that sounds like a

Master Card," he says. She bends down to pick it up and accidentally farts. At first she is

really embarrassed, but then realizes there is no way the blind clerk could tell it was she

who tooted.

Being blind, he wouldn't know that she was the only person around. The man rings up the sale

and says, "That'll be $34.50 please." The woman is totally confused by this and asks, “Didn’t you

tell me the rod and reel were on sale for $20.00? How did you get $34.50?" He replies,

"Yes, Ma'am. The rod and reel is $20.00, but the Duck Call is $11.00 and the Bear

Repellent is $3.50."

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Today's Quote, December 10/14

“Life is too short”
Frank Barilla


Yes it is but in Franks case it wasn’t short enough.


Frank Barilla, 80

Frank Barilla ruled the city Zoning Board for many years applying and misapplying the ordinance as he saw fit. Many of the zoning atrocities, which destroyed Ozwego can be traced right back to that sorry fraction of a man. Born in Elmira, I personally heard him claim Utica and Rochester at different times. One thing you could be sure of with Frankie is if his lips were moving he was lying.

Maybe now the bones of Linda Casler can rest easy in their grave.


Women were frequently among the victims of Franks wrath as this article shows.

Landlord names tenant on sign in front of home

( from TV-3 News)

By Jim Kenyon
Monday, August 31, 2009 at 4:49 p.m.

OSWEGO -- Landlord Frank Barilla sees it as a sign of the times. He decided to go very public with his dispute with tenant, Jeanine Curry, who was evicted Monday by court order. "I want other landlords to know how bad this particular woman is." Barilla replied when asked about the sign.

Barilla claims Curry owes back rent, has damaged the home and trashed the yard. The sign warns other landlords to use "caution" by claiming she could "destroy" their homes. It identifies her by name. The sign at Barilla's garage is right across the street from where Curry lives.

"That is wrong." Curry told Action News, "what he is doing to me is just wrong. It's evil. It's corrupt. It's discrimination."

While Barilla sees the sign as freedom of speech, Curry sees it as libel and is threatening to take Barilla to court. "The ...constitution, it does read somewhere about the freedom of speech versus the damage it can cause to other people. There's a fine line there." according to Curry.

"If it goes to court," Barilla says, "it would be a plus because then everybody could see how bad this is getting in our city."

Barilla claims while many landlords get a bad rap in Oswego, many of them become victims of tenants who refuse to pay rent and trash their properties.

Oswego Housing Inspector, Pat Kelly, visited the home Monday afternoon. She tells Action News that the home was "not bad at all." Kelly says she could only find "normal wear and tear."

Some fond memories of Frank might include the many high school kids he hired to pump gas and how he liked to come up behind them and grab their genitalia. I do not think I would say Frank was fond of boys especially after a phone call I got right after Tony Pauldine was arrested for fondling a young boy. Frank was very irate and expressed an extreme hatred and contempt for the man, obviously hoping to inspire some comments on the Lion. I suggested that he put his thoughts in an email and send them in to the site. Of course he never did. Frankie had a big mouth but when push came to shove he was a coward. We probably could not call Frank a bigot as I am sure there were probably some women, Blacks, Asians, or Hispanics, which he considered equal. In reading his Obit I saw the list of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I just could not help but wonder how much longer that list would have been if illegitimate ones were listed too.

Sleep tight Frankie. The weather forecast says rain.

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National Grid Clears The Air Over Tree Trimming

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Sounds like national grid needs to talk to the dpw or the alderman, or both to do the work that they think that they should. Sometimes people in our city of gov. have to see that someone else is not looking out for the people or the trees best interest. My todd, what a smart person you must be, after, I bet that if you could have it your way, you would direct the city employees and the dpw to remove the trees and replaced them with shrubs and flowers so that someone like would not have to bother the city with such small maters. You do not have a clue, do you?
                                                                                                                    Dec 10/14

The city already had a policy of planting shorter growing trees under power lines and I think there was some kind of incentive involved with it.


Who Will Win The Dirt Nap Trifecta?
1- Parker
2- Barilla
3- ????? 
Who will complete the Rule of Three?


It used to be parking was on even sides. Mon, weds , fri. midnight thru midnight. Odd was tues, thrus. and sat. example, at 12:01 Monday [am] you would be parking on even side of street up till 11:59 , then you go out and move to the odd side of street [tues] until 11:59 [pm] then you go out and at 12:01 [am] weds, you would be on even side street. Syracuse does the parking ban as what Oswego is using know, and would get people who do not understand odd to even to even to odd. What a great way to make some money while doing a tap dance.
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John Gosek vs Jack Gosek
The newly rehabilitated ‘Jack” Gosek continues to smile and schmooze his way around Ozwego as though he has not a care in the world. Mayor Gilligan has even been considering appointing him to the City Electrical Board. Meanwhile his evil twin “John” has been quietly trying to re assure friends and members of the old Gosek mafia they have nothing to worry about because he only fed the US Attorney some minor dirt about the former assessor Mike Parker. It sounds good when it rolls off the evil twins tongue but the fact is all that information was out long before Gosek was arrested. Hell I personally mailed copies of those documents and a lot more to the FBI, US Attorney and several State agencies. Why would the U.S. Attorney make a deal for old information? I have hashed this over with several people and we keep coming up with the same answer. The assessor issues were used as a ruse on the court papers to avoid revealing everything Johny told them. He was looking at what, a minimum sentence of six years, with a maximum of thirty? You know he told them everything he knew and probably a lot of things he suspected. He got the deal of the century and he did not get it by giving up stale information. It would not surprise me to find out he has been wearing a wire ever since he got out.

                                                                                                                    Dec 10/14






Today's Quote, December 9/14

"Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age,"
Victor Hugo

Oswego’s Alternate-Side Winter Parking Restriction Starts Tuesday
Another winter of half assed plowed streets to do favors for the slum lords.


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Amp it up OZ!
I'd like to share an idea for Oswego and it's citizens. I'm not sure if this is possible.
My old home town is lacking from a think tank standpoint.
I left Oswego over 30 yrs ago. That doesn't mean I don't care for my old home. I do!
In light of all the changes there...good, bad and ugly...Oswego has a treasure in it's natural resource and the Great Lake Ontario.
Oswego needs a new revenue source to offset the lackluster performance of Harborfest over the last several yrs. Not to mention the cost.
Oswego should look into the possiblity of an Amphitheater to host approximately 6-10 shows each summer.
I know the cost to build would be astronomical today...however with some creative financing and sponsorship along with donors it could happen.
Location would be crucial. It should be near the Lake.
I don't know if it's possible from a historical standpoint with the state laws and regulations but the Fort Ontario area and or grounds would be the best.
Let the legal people work that out. Never know unless you try. There is the possibility of revenue sharing with the Historical Society and the Fort.
The Amp would seat about 6-10k (small) but profitable...one must look into parking and traffic flow...I am confident it would be cheaper with city personal 6-10 times a year for coverage than all of Harborfest. But..what if the Fort idea couldn't fly? Where are the other possible locations? If you have any I ask that you share your idea's. Another location ...and forgive me I don't even know if any thing is there already (houses) ...but what about the old Nunzi's Salvador location by Camp Hollis?...in addition what about Camp Hollis itself?...there are numerous possibilities... again revenue sharing not to mention lowering the tax burden of residents. You get where I'm going here...I could go on and on with details. (details of Amp itself) I'd like you all to contribute too! If I ever stepped into a big pile of $hit and could give back someday on this kind of level...this would be my dream...however my dream would be just as fulfilled if someone with the capital stole my idea. God Bless you all this Christmas season...and the best to all of you in health, happiness and prosperity in 2015.

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Today's Quote, December 8/14

"The great threat to the young and pure in heart is not what they read but what they don't read."
Heywood C. Broun

Gosek throws friends under the bus to save his own a$$
It was in the Post Standard, that Gosek, got a lighter sentence for attempting to molest an under age girl at a motel in Syracuse, by throwing a couple of his friend's under the bus and snitching. I think he said (Gosek) " these records were to be sealed and these city officials I turned over to you (Katko) for corruption were to never find out". This information was given to Katko, your new congress man, and yet nobody was ever prosecuted. What is even more alarming is that this information was given to the County DA (Hawthorn) at the time it was going on and he refused to even investigate it, even though he was given all the documents and those that were altered by the assessor's office. So much for our great justice system!
The word is out! Mike Parker, (now deceased), City Assessor, was thrown under the bus for illegally lowering assessments on 15 properties of a city official and landlord, and for altering documents in the lowering of theses assessments. His then, DPW Commissioner and friend, Dick Bateman was the recipient of those reduced assessments, costing the tax payers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Sue Deary had nothing to do with this and was never involved.
It is truly a shame that the justice system in Oswego County is based on political favors and if you are one of the politically connected, you can get away with murder in this county...which has happened. If Gosek was willing to throw these people under the bus, how many of his other friends did he give up to Katko? Even if he did, it looks like there will be nobody prosecuted for this corruption and much more during the Gosek Administration.
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The pity is Parker did not live long enough to see how Gosuck rated him out.

midtown plaza and cahill building
If the intention to convert the two buildings to low income housing, where does the income from these people come from? And, and this is just a thought, where is the monies advantage. Is the state and fed. Monies part of this and what may it bring as far as crime. Is this a draw to Oswego from bigger cities that they can hide under the radar, which means that we will need more police. Just a guess. We do not need more housing or low income housing, we need for starts fire dept. to be more cost aware and try as it may be slow, to build industry, some way, other that people that come here three months a year. Have good holiday
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Tony Leotta Re-Hired By City
Looks like Tony Leotta is retired from the city with huge retirement & now rehired back to the city getting huge paycheck on top of it .
                                                                                                                    Dec 8/14

Alert-Sex Offender relocation notice
WALTER L VANDELINDER has moved from 120 E SENECA ST APT 2, OSWEGO, NY 13126 to 35 WEST 3RD ST, OSWEGO, NY 13126

Please access the Sex Offender Sub-directory from the Division of Criminal Justice Services website by clicking on the following link for additional details for this move.

Thank you. 


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Searches, Seizures and Warrants
New York State Constitution
§12. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
The right of the people to be secure against unreasonable interception of telephone and telegraph communications shall not be violated, and ex parte orders or warrants shall issue only upon oath or affirmation that there is reasonable ground to believe that evidence of crime may be thus obtained, and identifying the particular means of communication, and particularly describing the person or persons whose communications are to be intercepted and the purpose thereof.

Civil Rights Law

§ 8. Right of search and seizure. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated; and no warrants can issue but upon probable cause supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched,and the persons or things to be seized.

US Constitution
Amendment 4 - Search and Seizure.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Criminal Procedure

§ 140.05 Arrest without a warrant; in general.
A person who has committed or is believed to have committed an offense and who is at liberty within the state may,under circumstances prescribed in this article, be arrested for such offense although no warrant of arrest therefor has been issued and although no criminal action therefor has yet been commenced in any criminal court.

28. "Warrant of arrest" means a process of a local criminal court, more fully defined in section 120.10,directing a police officer to arrest a defendant and to bring him before such court for the purpose of arraignment upon an accusatory instrument filed therewith by which a criminal action against him has been commenced.

§ 140.27 Arrest without a warrant; when and how made; procedure after arrest by peace officer.
1. The rules governing the manner in which a peace officer may make an arrest, pursuant to section 140.25, are the same as those governing arrests by police officers, as prescribed in section 140.15.
2. Upon arresting a person without a warrant, a peace officer, except as otherwise provided in subdivision three, must without unnecessary delay bring him or cause him to be brought before a local criminal court, as provided in section 100.55 and subdivision one of section 140.20, and must without unnecessary delay file or cause to be filed therewith an appropriate accusatory instrument. If the offense which is the subject of the arrest is one of those specified in subdivision one of section 160.10, the arrested person must be fingerprinted and photographed as therein provided. In order to execute the required post-arrest functions, such arresting peace officer may perform such
functions himself or he may enlist the aid of a police officer for the performance thereof in the manner provided in subdivision one of section
3. If (a) the arrest is for an offense other than a class A, B, C or D felony or a violation of section 130.25, 130.40, 205.10, 205.17,205.19 or 215.56 of the penal law and (b) owing to unavailability of a local criminal court such peace officer is unable to bring or cause the arrested person to be brought before such a court with reasonable promptness, the arrested person must be brought to an appropriate police station, county jail or police headquarters where he must be dealt with in the manner prescribed in subdivision three of section 140.20, as if he had been arrested by a police officer.
4. If the arrest is for an offense other than a class A, B, C or D felony or a violation of section 130.25, 130.40, 205.10, 205.17, 205.19 or 215.56 of the penal law, the arrested person need not be brought before a local criminal court as provided in subdivision two, and the procedure may instead be as follows:
(a) The arresting peace officer, where he is specially authorized by law to issue and serve an appearance ticket, may issue and serve an appearance ticket upon the arrested person and release him from custody; or
(b) The arresting peace officer, where he is not specially authorized by law to issue and serve an appearance ticket, may enlist the aid of a police officer and request that such officer issue and serve an appearance ticket upon the arrested person, and upon such issuance and service the latter must be released from custody.
5. Upon arresting a juvenile offender without a warrant, the peace officer shall immediately notify the parent or other person legally responsible for his care or the person with whom he is domiciled, that the juvenile offender has been arrested, and the location of the facility where he is being detained.
                                                                                                                    Dec 8/14






Today's Quote, December 7/14

“Not everyone grows to be old, but everyone has been younger than he is now.”
Evelyn Waugh

use of vech.

To your post, I have tried to contact the mayor and my aldermen. Sometimes when people go on mass media, it is easy to call them out.And this makes people more informed, and maybe getting to really care.

It is fine that people want to save this building, but because it is on the his. Soc. Does not mean that it protected. And only , not knowing, to stop the failure, piledriving with “H” piles have to be drove and before that has to happen, ground search has to be done. This building has twisted, and you have to have a structure on the out side , to help hold the inside, so that workers can hold stucture on the inside. Is anyone ready to vote one spending about two mil. To hold building, then after that another one mil. To maybe updates, then after that the asbestos that may be in the roofing or the caulking on the window frames, or the jointcompound that was used in the early 60’s. please look at the whole picture and research this.

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Who was the assessor Gosek gave up to lower his time in prison? Sue Deary or Mike Parker. What has been done about it? If the Feds turned over this information to the NYS Attorney General nothing was done - he is too busy confiscating guns. He lets the criminals run loose and goes after law-abiding citizens. Much like the Governor of New York City.
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historical buildings
A building might be registered as a historical does not mean that it is protected or eligible for grants monies to restore. And if monies are granted, it gets very costly and things are very cut and dry as to what can be replaced or removed. That roof that is on there now, I am sure, does not meet the rules of protection. I am almost sure that the original roof was slate, as a example. Not sure what the cost is on slate, not to mention the prep work, I would guess the cost would be around 150,000.00 to 225,000.00 as only one of the rules in hist. building grants. Windows must stay true, as of walkways were not done in concrete, but in brick. As of the inside, if it was done in lath and plaster, then it has to come up to those specs. So you see that this could be very expensive if it goes to protection from the hist. soc. And not to metion that “h” piles might be used to try to cable the building from any more shifting. And before I would try to put a temp. roof and not have the workers in harms way, I would, if possible, try to keep building from shifting anymore than it already has. Good luck with the roof and be safe, after all, if something happens, then the city will be liable, think about.
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Police Officer, Peace Officer, Sheriff
7. "Police officer" means a member of a police force or other organization of a municipality who is responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of the general criminal laws of the state, but shall not include any person serving as such solely by virtue of his occupying any other office or position, nor shall such term include a sheriff, under-sheriff, commissioner of police, deputy or assistant commissioner of police, chief of police, deputy or assistant chief of police or any person having an equivalent title who is appointed or employed by a municipality to exercise equivalent supervisory authority.
7-a. "Police officer," for the purpose of the central state registry, means a person designated as such in subdivision thirty-four of section 1.20 of the criminal procedure law.
7-b. "Peace officer" means a person designated as such in section 2.10 of the criminal procedure law.

34. "Police officer." The following persons are police officers:
(a) A sworn member of the division of state police;
(b) Sheriffs, under-sheriffs and deputy sheriffs of counties outside
of New York City;
(c) A sworn officer of an authorized county or county parkway police department;
(d) A sworn officer of an authorized police department or force of a city, town, village or police district;
(e) A sworn officer of an authorized police department of an authority or a sworn officer of the state regional park police in the office of parks and recreation;
(f) A sworn officer of the capital police force of the office of general services;
(g) An investigator employed in the office of a district attorney;
(h) An investigator employed by a commission created by an interstate compact who is, to a substantial extent, engaged in the enforcement of the criminal laws of this state;
(i) The chief and deputy fire marshals, the supervising fire marshals and the fire marshals of the bureau of fire investigation of the New York City fire department;
(j) A sworn officer of the division of law enforcement in the department of environmental conservation;
(k) A sworn officer of a police force of a public authority created by an interstate compact;
(l) Long Island railroad police.
(m) A special investigator employed in the statewide organized crime task force, while performing his assigned duties pursuant to section seventy-a of the executive law.

(p) Persons appointed as railroad policemen pursuant to section eighty-eight of the railroad law.
(q) An employee of the department of taxation and finance (i) assigned to enforcement of the taxes imposed under or pursuant to the authority of article twelve-A of the tax law

(s) A university police officer appointed by the state university pursuant to paragraph 1 of subdivision two of section three hundred fifty-five of the education law.

(u) Persons appointed as Indian police officers pursuant to section one hundred fourteen of the Indian law.
(v) Supervisor of forest ranger services; assistant supervisor of forest ranger services; forest ranger 3; forest ranger 2; forest ranger 1 employed by the state department of environmental conservation or sworn officer of the division of forest protection and fire management in the department of environmental conservation responsible for wild land search and rescue, wild land fire management in the state as prescribed in subdivision eighteen of section 9-0105 and title eleven of article nine of the environmental conservation law, exercising care, custody and control of state lands administered by the department of environmental conservation.Others not identified.

Criminal Procedure
§ 2.20 Powers of peace officers.
1. The persons designated in section 2.10 of this article shall have the following powers:
(a) The power to make warrantless arrests pursuant to section 140.25 of this chapter.
(b) The power to use physical force and deadly physical force in making an arrest or preventing an escape pursuant to section 35.30 of the penal law.
(c) The power to carry out warrantless searches whenever such searches are constitutionally permissible and acting pursuant to their special duties.
(d) The power to issue appearance tickets pursuant to subdivision three of section 150.20 of this chapter, when acting pursuant to their special duties.
(e) The power to issue uniform appearance tickets pursuant to article twenty-seven of the parks, recreation and historic preservation law and to issue simplified traffic informations pursuant to section 100.25 of this chapter and section two hundred seven of the vehicle and traffic law whenever acting pursuant to their special duties.
(f) The power to issue a uniform navigation summons and/or complaint pursuant to section nineteen of the navigation law whenever acting pursuant to their special duties.
(g) The power to issue uniform appearance tickets pursuant to article seventy-one of the environmental conservation law, whenever acting pursuant to their special duties.
(h) The power to possess and take custody of firearms not owned by the peace officer, for the purpose of disposing, guarding, or any other lawful purpose, consistent with his duties as a peace officer.
(i) Any other power which a particular peace officer is otherwise authorized to exercise by any general, special or local law or charter whenever acting pursuant to his special duties, provided such power is not inconsistent with the provisions of the penal law or this chapter.
(j) Uniformed court officers shall have the power to issue traffic summonses and complaints for parking, standing, or stopping violations pursuant to the vehicle and traffic law whenever acting pursuant to their special duties.

Criminal Procedure
§ 2.10 Persons designated as peace officers.
Notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special or local law or charter to the contrary, only the following persons shall have the powers of, and shall be peace officers:
1. Constables or police constables of a town or village, provided such designation is not inconsistent with local law.
2. The sheriff, undersheriff and deputy sheriffs of New York city and sworn officers of the Westchester county department of public safety services appointed after January thirty-first, nineteen hundred eighty-three to the title of public safety officer and who perform the functions previously performed by a Westchester county deputy sheriff on or prior to such date.
3. Investigators of the office of the state commission of investigation.
4. Employees of the department of taxation and finance designated by the commissioner of taxation and finance as peace officers and assigned by the commissioner of taxation and finance (a) to the enforcement of any of the criminal or seizure and forfeiture provisions of the tax law...

The Sheriff of Oswego County and other upstate counties is identified as a police officer but not a peace officer.
§ 650. General duties of sheriff. 1. The sheriff shall perform the duties prescribed by law as an officer of the court and conservator of the peace within the county. He shall perform such additional and related duties as may be prescribed by law and directed by the board of supervisors or the county legislature.
2. Upon written request by the issuer thereof, the sheriff shall serve all civil process regardless of whether it has been issued by the court.

The Sheriff can: Appoint special deputies for a posse or other emergencies; Request assistance by the State Militia; Appoint Security Officers to private educational institutions.
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Today's Quote, December 6/14

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
Walt Disney

Real Deals
Word is this store is closing the end of January. Pretty sad, OZ can't even keep a $ store alive.
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Those things seem to come and go much like the old Five and Dimes although I think they were better stores. Today the big players are all the Dollar stores, General, Family & Tree and Tree is about to be gobbled up so expect to see some of them closing. Oz needs more Tattoo Parlors and Pizza shops that is where the big money is.

to rebuild
Lets just say that the cahill was saved from falling, and lets say that it was a cost of two mil. And lets say that there was asb. Removal was involved, at a cost later to be listed, and not knowing if the building, the was historical res. Which does not mean that it is not able to get grant monies to pay for a lot of the rebuild, would the people who want to save this building, ask the taxpayers of Oswego, ny to take out of there tax dollars, to save this building? And ,just saying, if two mil. was spent to save this building, would this current buyer, spend the two mil. plus the asb. Removal, if it is there, and the current plumbing codes and the current elect. And the hr 88 codes, and the former taxes and the ones that are going to be due? Sounds like to me about a four mil. to six. mil project to me! Forty five year construction worker that has been around some of this buildings in Syracuse, ny.

Good luck everyone and raise the monies
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Cahill never did that building any favors and neither did that shanty Irishman from Syracuse. Its time has come and gone. Take it down, sell the stones for paperweights. If the hysterical crowd wants to save a building they should focus on the Lackawanna Freight House on West Utica St. Oops I forgot that belongs to another local character and he would rather watch it crumble. Neal Smith did not have the balls to make him fix/repair it lets see if our overtime heroes do anything about it. Yes I know Neal Smith did not have balls period.

Just in time for Christmas
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Yes you are right
Sometime it is easy to write to someone that has a news site. Sometimes it is easier for them to type ,than speak. But also look at this, that if you are speaking to a lot of people thru this site, that maybe more people will be more informed and maybe reach out to their friends and taxpayers, and get more involved?
                                                                                                                    Dec 6/14

Proper Arrest

Criminal Procedure

§ 140.15 Arrest without a warrant; when and how made by police officer.
1. A police officer may arrest a person for an offense, pursuant to section 140.10, at any hour of any day or night.
2. The arresting police officer must inform such person of his authority and purpose and of the reason for such arrest unless he encounters physical resistance, flight or other factors rendering such procedure impractical.
3. In order to effect such an arrest, such police officer may use such physical force as is justifiable pursuant to section 35.30 of the penal law.
4. In order to effect such an arrest, a police officer may enter premises in which he reasonably believes such person to be present, under the same circumstances and in the same manner as would be authorized, by the provisions of subdivisions four and five of section 120.80, if he were attempting to make such arrest pursuant to a warrant of arrest.

Second Class Cities

§ 142. Powers and duties of members of police department. The members of the police department, other than surgeons, in criminal matters have all the powers of police officers under the general laws of the state, and they shall also have the power and it shall be their duty to arrest any person found by them violating any of the penal ordinances of the city or laws of the state, and to take such person before the proper city magistrate. Such person shall be dealt with in the same manner as if he had been arrested upon a warrant theretofore duly issued by such magistrate. They shall report violations of law and ordinances coming to their knowledge in any way under regulations to be prescribed by the commissioner of public safety. They shall also have, in every other part of the state, in criminal matters all the powers of constables and any warrant for search or arrest issued by any magistrate of the state may
be executed by them in any part of the state according to the tenor thereof without endorsement. They shall possess such other powers and perform such other duties as may be provided by law or ordinance of the common council.

POLICE-OFFICER, noun An officer entrusted with the execution of the laws of a city.

POLICE, noun [Latin politia; Gr. city.]
1. The government of a city or town; the administration of the laws and regulations of a city or incorporated town or borough; as the police of London, of New York or Boston. The word is applied also to the government of all towns in New England which are made corporations by a general statute, for certain purposes.
By its population the city of Oswego is a Second Class City. The Police in Oswego are one of several types of law enforcement officials you may encounter. I will cover those in the next few days.
Captain Ed note -The important thing to remember is that the arresting official must do three specific steps if it is to be a lawful or authorized arrest:
1. State the authority
2. State the purpose of the arrest
3. State the reason for the arrest
§ 205.30 Resisting arrest.
A person is guilty of resisting arrest when he intentionally prevents or attempts to prevent a police officer or peace officer from effecting an authorized arrest of himself or another person. Resisting arrest is a class A misdemeanor.


§ 35.27 Justification; use of physical force in resisting arrest prohibited.
A person may not use physical force to resist an arrest, whether authorized or unauthorized, which is being effected or attempted by a police officer or peace officer when it would reasonably appear that the latter is a police officer or peace officer.

Captain Ed note – There are some exceptions in the Case Law regarding impersonation of an officer. If you reasonably suspect that you are not dealing with a real police officer then resist with force. Let a judge sort it out not the coroner.
If you are in fear because you are unsure of the situation then tell the arresting officer that you intend to fully comply, then follow all “commands” of the officer, and then request the presence of another official, a witness or a lawyer before being removed from your location.

Physical Force – Case Law suggests that physical force in the situation of resisting arrest would be physical contact with the arresting officer for the calculated purpose of defeating the arrest.
Normal and typical human movement in response to being physically confronted by an officer or anyone else is not considered a calculated resistance. Captain Ed opinion.
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Today's Quote, December 5/14

“Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man you are.”
Thomas Carlyle

New Census Data Shows Millennials Earn Less, Drive Same

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You tell them Deb but don’t expect anyone to listen. Yes we have people with advanced degrees making half the salaries they could get in other counties but on the other hand we have a County Treasurer who could not pass a GED test..

Use of force in an arrest
The laws of New York permit using physical force in making an arrest. The problem with the law as you see it below is that it does not make clear that the allowable force is proportional to the crime. Some read it as saying that the same force can be used for every circumstance up to the point where lethal force is allowed in the law. That just isn't true as a careful reading of all pertinent laws regarding arrest reveals that the force must be: necessary; warranted; reasonable; proportional and justifiable. This applies to police officers. peace officers, sheriffs and citizens making an arrest. This applies to where a warrant has been issued or where no warrant has been issued.
In the following law an “offense” means that if convicted the action of the suspect would result in imprisonment or a fine.
Captain Ed

Penal Law

§ 35.30 Justification; use of physical force in making an arrest or in preventing an escape.
1. A police officer or a peace officer, in the course of effecting or attempting to effect an arrest, or of preventing or attempting to prevent the escape from custody, of a person whom he or she reasonably believes to have committed an offense, may use physical force when and to the extent he or she reasonably believes such to be necessary to effect the arrest, or to prevent the escape from custody, or in self-defense or to defend a third person from what he or she reasonably believes to be the use or imminent use of physical force; except that deadly physical force may be used for such purposes only when he or she reasonably believes that:
(a) The offense committed by such person was:
(i) a felony or an attempt to commit a felony involving the use or attempted use or threatened imminent use of physical force against a person; or
(ii) kidnapping, arson, escape in the first degree, burglary in the first degree or any attempt to commit such a crime; or
(b) The offense committed or attempted by such person was a felony and that, in the course of resisting arrest therefor or attempting to escape from custody, such person is armed with a firearm or deadly weapon; or
(c) Regardless of the particular offense which is the subject of the arrest or attempted escape, the use of deadly physical force is necessary to defend the police officer or peace officer or another person from what the officer reasonably believes to be the use or imminent use of deadly physical force.
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Use of Vehicles
I previously asked on here about use of city/county vehicles.....why does Shawn Walker get to drive a county truck home every day now and park it at his new garage he built without ever displaying a permit and a fence he put up without ever checking with any of the surrounding homeowners?????? This truck sits there every night. He also brings home the county plow to do his driveway and whomever else he feels like. Wake up people this city is not going to change. There is no mayor. The fire department runs this city and will for some time to come. And I must ask this: when all of you propose questions about any thing to do with this city do you also approach Gilligans Island or just ask Ed and hope he will find out for you. Innondate the mayors office with phones calls and ask him and bring us back your answers. I am going to call the county today and ask about Walker. We are closing transfer stations and cutting back and stupid shit like this goes "unnoticed"? This city is so far gone now there is no hope for recovery.....We used to at least be a pimple on the ass of progress but that has been popped. It all needs to start with the fire department being down sized and screwing the taxpayers and no one has a set of nuts to do it. Oswego needs a female mayor; they are not afraid to grab a set of nuts and squeeze!
                                                                                                                    Dec 5/14







Today's Quote, December 4/14

“Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.”

 Joseph Conrad


Fire department plow

If the fire department plow is used to plow private driveways, what is the penalty for using public equipment for private use?  The county has a policy strictly forbidding private use of public equipment (whether that's followed is another story!). 


Does the city have such a policy or can the firemen do as they wish with the plow?

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That is pretty much it, especially since this is Oz and no one is driving the bus.



Is It Just Me?????

Or did anyone else understand the editorial by Dave White?

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Let us put on the budget for the three dept. for starts. One the fire dept. show how many members, years of service, where they live,are they paying under the table to get overtime for there pension, would the labor dept. like to know the details and I would like to see the union bylaws. If the city puts the health and pension wages in the union hands, I will bet that the fire fighter union will be a lot more careful on how they spend taxpayers money.

And to inspections, if there is not any emergency, inspections should be going on without any charge to taxpayers, after all they are already on the books and getting payed. Why should there be double dipping, after all the city is not in bussiness to make money, but to protect the homeowners, bussiness and the public, to provide a service that taxpayers are already paying for. Why should they be double charged!

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Equal Protection

New York State Constitution

§11. No person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws of this state or any subdivision thereof. No person shall, because of race, color, creed or religion, be subjected to any discrimination in his or her civil rights by any other person or by any firm, corporation, or institution, or by the state or any agency or subdivision of the state.

US Constitution

Amendment 14 - Citizenship Rights.

1.      All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Captain Ed note – Non citizens have equal protection of the laws but the they do not have the same privileges and immunities as a born or naturalized citizen.


Civil Rights Laws of New York

§ 10. Justice to be administered without favor and speedily. Neither justice nor right should be sold to any person, nor denied, nor deferred; and writs and process ought to be granted freely and without delay, to all persons requiring the same, on payment of the fees established by law.


§ 18-c. Discrimination prohibited. It shall be unlawful:

1. For the owner of any publicly assisted housing accommodation to refuse to rent or lease or otherwise to deny to or withhold from any person or group of persons such housing accommodation because of the race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry of such person or persons.

2. For the owner of any publicly assisted housing accommodation to discriminate against any person because of the race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry of such person in the terms, conditions or privileges of any publicly assisted housing accommodations or in the furnishing of facilities or services in connection therewith.

3. For any person to cause to be made any written or oral inquiry concerning the race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry of a person seeking to rent or lease any publicly assisted housing accommodation.


§ 40. Equal rights in places of public accommodation, resort or amusement. All persons within the jurisdiction of this state shall be entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges of any places of public accommodations, resort or amusement, subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable alike to all persons.


§ 79-n. Bias-related violence or intimidation; civil remedy. 2. Any person who intentionally selects a person or property for harm or causes damage to the property of another or causes physical injury or death to another in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation of a person, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct, shall be liable, in a civil action or proceeding maintained by such individual or group of individuals, for injunctive relief, damages, or any other appropriate relief in law or equity. If it shall appear to the satisfaction of the court or justice that the respondent has, in fact, violated this section, an injunction may be issued by such court or justice, enjoining and restraining any further violation, without requiring proof that any person has, in fact, been injured or damaged thereby.


NATURALIZED, participle passive Invested with the privileges of natives; rendered easy and familiar; adapted to a climate; acclimated; received as native. Webster's 1828


AM'NESTY, noun An act of oblivion; a general pardon of the offenses of subjects against the government, or the proclamation of such pardon. Webster's 1828

Captain Ed note – It is important to note that this applies to offenses against the government not the United States of America. Persons who were in rebellion against the government could receive amnesty.

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Today's Quote, December 3/14

"A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free"
Nikos Kazantzakis

Not sure how to say this or ask this.Would this be wise to ask or say that if there was a need to transport a person in need , that it would be a contractor like mentor and not your force of men and women, in case of something that went bad ,that you could be in direct control of. Meaning, I would want all of my assets or personal close to me ,not forty miles away from me, but I am not saying that mentor can not do the job, I am saying that I want to have the resources available to me if things get really bad and I hope that it never comes to that. Keep your workforce in town and close, use your subs for the drive, thank you!
                                                                                                                    Dec 3/14

City may move away from self-insurance

                                                                                                                     Dec 3/14

This sounds like a plan to throw some business to Fitzgibbons/Pathfinder.

OFD 4wd with plow
I have to ask, why does the OFD have a 4wd with a plow. Two, who is driving , a DPW person or a OFD person? And at what cost and why does the OFD have a ford 250 with a plow? Is it not the job of the DPW To plow and do snow removal? I thought the job of a fireman was to : one fight fires, Two, do the ambulance thing, three, building inspections, four, go to schools and teach the students fire safety and hand out fire hats. And I guess five, do the boat rescue job.
                                                                                                                    Dec 3/14

They need the plow truck so they can go home and plow their driveways. They should give all those fat slobs a shiny new shovel.

State identifies 278 mentally unstable people to lose their guns
Here's how many mentally unstable residents of local counties had pistol permits as of Oct. 3, according to the database: Onondaga, 3; Cayuga, 2; Cortland 1, Madison, 2; and Oswego, 0. Some county officials say the numbers are higher than that.
                                                                                                                    Dec 3/14

overlap in jobs
Cost, was it cheaper to get rid of the code enforcement and put 3, 4, 5, or 6 firemen on either straight time or overtime to do house and building inspections? Who made the call for the fire dept. to have a 4wd truck with plow. The DPW should be ticked that, and I am only that the fire dept. has a pick-up truck to do what with it? Pull a boat? That should already be in the water. Than can the chief or the mayor and the aldermen tell me why the fire dept. has a pick-up truck. And also. It is not the job of a alderman, to tell a city employee to get back to work or how to do there job. I guess some people like the power over others. I will say this, I am going to start going to these city meetings and try my best to understand what a taxpayer should know. Good holidays to all !
                                                                                                                    Dec 3/14

Peaceful Assembly
We most often see the right to peacefully assemble applied to some type of demonstration. While that is part of the right the primary purpose was to allow the people to convention together to make social and governmental adjustments as necessary. The United States was formed by a process beginning with conventions called Committees of Safety and Committees of Correspondence. It is this process that needed protection in the First Amendment. While demonstrations allowed expressions of public sentiment it is the public convention that allows the formal and legal process of expressing the will of the people by a formal vote. - Captain Ed note

New York Constitution
§9. 1. No law shall be passed abridging the rights of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government, or any department thereof; nor shall any divorce be granted otherwise than by due judicial proceedings; except as hereinafter provided, no lottery or the sale of lottery tickets, pool-selling, book-making, or any other kind of gambling, except lotteries operated by the state and the sale of lottery tickets in connection therewith as may be authorized and prescribed by the legislature, the net proceeds of which shall be applied exclusively to or in aid or support of education in this state as the legislature may prescribe, and except pari-mutual betting on horse races as may be prescribed by the legislature and from which the state shall derive a reasonable revenue for the support of government, shall hereafter be authorized or allowed within this state; and the legislature shall pass appropriate laws to prevent offenses against any of the provisions of this section.

Civil Rights Laws of New York
§ 2. Supreme sovereignty in the people. No authority can, on any pretense whatsoever, be exercised over the citizens of this state, but such as is or shall be derived from and granted by the people of this state.
US Constitution
Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
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Today's Quote, December 2/14

“I never know how much of what I say is true.”
Bette Midler


I GUESS I SHOULD CORRECT MYSELF: I said David Christopher was the BEST Supervisor WE ever had. That was TOTALLY TRUE: UP TO "ONE GREAT GUY: BILL MYER. He was very FAIR, either side of the coin.
WHAT? No one got the nerve to add any comment? ALL should be aware: The BALL is ready to DROP.
Little Johnny BOY, just got rid of one, who is next?
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Buffalo's monster snowstorm a taste of what a warmer world will deliver


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Mexico Academy instructor accused of touching 16-year-old girl inappropriately

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New York State Constitution
Freedom of Speech
8. Every citizen may freely speak, write and publish his or her sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press. In all criminal prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury; and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the fact. (Amended by vote of the people November 6, 2001.)
US Constitution
Amendment 1
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Laws of New York State
Civil Rights
§ 2. Supreme sovereignty in the people. No authority can, on any pretense whatsoever, be exercised over the citizens of this state, but such as is or shall be derived from and granted by the people of this state.
                                                                                                                    Dec 2/14





Today's Quote, December 1/14

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want,

drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.”

 Mark Twain


Cutting greenhouse gas emissions

Maybe the OFD could stop taking patients with "non-life threatening injuries" to Syracuse hospitals.  Save gas and overtime, too.  Who gets to make the decision to go to Syracuse, patient or EMT?

                                                                                                                     Dec 1/14


I hear the OFD recommends to patients that they go to Syracuse hospitals. It is all about over time. Meanwhile the Oswego Hospital is seeing a drop in revenue at the ER due to the reduced patient traffic.



The red X

I am hoping someone could help me understand the big red “X” posted on some home and businesses.  It is obvious that some of  these places are seriously run down and probably very unsafe to live in, and some have visual damage due to fire.  Who makes the call on who should have an “X” posted, what happens if improvements are not made and the structure becomes dangerous to neighbors?


                                                                                                                    Dec 1/14


There was an article in one of the local news sites about that during the summer. Can’t remember it all but the red X is something like “ unsafe to enter, dangerous” in the event of fire it would only be fought from the outside. No one would enter the building. The next letter is something like a V or half an X. That means it is somewhat less dangerous. I believe these are for vacant buildings. All the Wahrendork properties should have them but then they are retired firemen and in that case the rules don’t apply.




Property Rights

Property rights are covered in the New York State Constitution in its Bill of Rights. The US Constitution has no equivalent in the Bill of Rights except that it can be inferred that it is covered under the 9th Amendment. Property rights also shows up in the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution.

The New York State Constitution has a Bill of Rights for local government. I have included a section from that Bill of Rights that pertains to property rights.


New York State Bill of Rights

7. (a) Private property shall not be taken for public use without just compensation.

(c) Private roads may be opened in the manner to be prescribed by law; but in every case the necessity of the road and the amount of all damage to be sustained by the opening thereof shall be first determined by a jury of freeholders, and such amount, together with the expenses of the proceedings, shall be paid by the person to be benefitted.



US Constitution – Bill of Rights

Amendment 9 - Construction of Constitution. Ratified 12/15/1791.

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment 14 - Citizenship Rights. Ratified 7/9/1868.

1.      All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law

New York State Bill of Rights for Local Government


Local Governments

Bill of rights for local governments.

Section 1.   Effective local self-government and intergovernmental cooperation are purposes of the people of the state. In furtherance thereof, local governments shall have the following rights, powers, privileges and immunities in addition to those granted by other provisions of this constitution:

(e) Local governments shall have power to take by eminent domain private property within their boundaries for public use together with excess land or property but no more than is sufficient to provide for appropriate disposition or use of land or property which abuts on that necessary for such public use, and to sell or lease that not devoted to such use. The legislature may authorize and regulate the exercise of the power of eminent domain and excess condemnation by a local government outside its boundaries.

                                                                                                                    Dec 1/14







Today's Quote, November 30/14

"Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive."
C.S. Lewis

Jeff King
Big news for all you thirsty Oz’ers; Mike Smith, DPW
Superintendent, has hired a new Water Super, no it’s not Tatoo, but none other than the famous felon of flushing tax money, Jeff King! He brings with him the knowledge and skills he learned while robbing the Town of Scriba, putting in illegal hookups and stealing.
However, the town of Scriba not only didn’t appreciate the talents of Mr. King, but actually had him arrested, in connection with his position as Scriba Water superintendent. But alas, not in the city of Oz, a man of this caliber is just what the city needs, maybe he can help McCrobie put in the new fire hydrants. Most of the councilors say they don’t know anything about it, but that doesn’t seem like a big surprise, it’s only a $70000 or so position. I ever so want to believe I’m dead wrong because if not, this administration has raised the bar on incompetence, corruption and distrust in our city government. I wonder if Tom Bullard is available too? – Hosed again

On 10/5/11 at 10:34 a.m., Jeffrey A. King, 49, of 263 Churchill Rd., Oswego, was arrested for Theft of Services, Petit Larceny and Criminal Tampering, 2nd degree

                                                                                                                    Nov 30/14

Corsall Correction
Vincent A Corsall taught at McQuaid Jesuit High in Rochester not at Aquinas.
Sent from Windows Mail
                                                                                                                    Nov 30/14

New Operating Hours for Solid Waste Transfer Stations Will Begin in January


                                                                                                                    Nov 30/14

City approves plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions

This sounds like more rain-barrel gardens and Gilligan can’t even get the potholes fixed from last winter. Imagine what the roads will be like in the spring of 2015.
                                                                                                                    Nov 30/14






Today's Quote, November 27/14

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
Jimi Hendrix

NANCY?? New Supervisor at Transportation?
How can she do this job? Last time I knew, the Supervisor had to have a Drivers License to DRIVE a School Bus?
I see, when Our District wants to GET RID of someone, they send them to the ED CENTER or TRANSPORTATION! Right Pete?
Since the NEW Transp. Center was built, the ONLY Supervisor that we had that was ANY Good, was Dave Christopher! Of course there is ONE FEMALE that was glad to see him go! Would that be RIGHT "R"?
About 2000/2001, we started losing the BEST BUNCH of Drivers that Oswego ever had! Ask ANY of us, and we'll tell you that WE are SO GLAD not to be there with ALL the crap that goes on now.
Watch for the NEXT Episode of, "AS THE WHEELS TURN"!
                                                                                                                    Nov 27/14

That has, no doubt, to be a joke, right? A 1.25 increase along with a $70,000
new position at the D.P.W. I for one would like to see the book work on that one.
Gillen says the increase will cover anything that”pops up”. If Birdy stays off his lap
no pop up right? Why was nothing said about the O.F.D. ambulance service.
I saw them the other day, doing the code thing. Chinese fire drill was an understatement!
Don’t think any of them was sober. There were four of them, and none could stand up without
holding on to something.McCrobie would have been proud. Gillen’s not helping this
city one bit. Neither are Half a witz or his buddy Van Mouth. You thought the rest of the
state stopped laughing at us?Think again!
                                                                                                                    Nov 27/14

Deadly fire in Oswego apartment under investigation

Our heroes have been inspecting for not quite a year and already we have a body count.
                                                                                                                    Nov 27/14

Re: A Mayor who has been true to the people
1958 Vincent T Corsall
His only crime was being gay

Chummer wound up at Aquinas school in Rochester and around 2005 he was arrested for exposing himself in a local park. I was told once, Gosuck was one of the ones who used to drive around in the chummobile.

Grand Jury
New York Constitution – Bill of Rights
6. No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime (except in cases of impeachment, and in cases of militia when in actual service, and the land, air and naval forces in time of war, or which this state may keep with the consent of congress in time of peace, and in cases of petit larceny under the regulation of the legislature), unless on indictment of a grand jury, except that a person held for the action of a grand jury upon a charge for such an offense, other than one punishable by death or life imprisonment, with the consent of the district attorney, may waive indictment by a grand jury and consent to be prosecuted on an information filed by the district attorney; such waiver shall be evidenced by written instrument signed by the defendant in open court in the presence of his or her counsel. In any trial in any court whatever the party accused shall be allowed to appear and defend in person and with counsel as in civil actions and shall be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation and be confronted with the witnesses against him or her. No person shall be subject to be twice put in jeopardy for the same offense; nor shall he or she be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself or herself, providing, that any public officer who, upon being called before a grand jury to testify concerning the conduct of his or her present office or of any public office held by him or her within five years prior to such grand jury call to testify, or the performance of his or her official duties in any such present or prior offices, refuses to sign a waiver of immunity against subsequent criminal prosecution, or to answer any relevant question concerning such matters before such grand jury, shall by virtue of such refusal, be disqualified from holding any other public office or public employment for a period of five years from the date of such refusal to sign a waiver of immunity against subsequent prosecution, or to answer any relevant question concerning such matters before such grand jury, and shall be removed from his or her present office by the appropriate authority or shall forfeit his or her present office at the suit of the attorney-general.
The power of grand juries to inquire into the willful misconduct in office of public officers, and to find indictments or to direct the filing of informations in connection with such inquiries, shall never be suspended or impaired by law. No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.

US Constitution – Bill of Rights
5.No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Captain Ed Note – Please note the second paragraph of the State version where it says that the Grand Juries shall inquire into corruption.
In the Federal version note that a Grand Jury can make a presentment which is based upon independent investigation of the Jury as well as issue indictments based upon investigations done by the Prosecutor. The Jury can go after corruption if it is allowed to.

                                                                                                                    Nov 27/14





Today's Quote, November 26/14

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”
Andrew Carnegie

Mayor that has been true to the people
Can anyone name a former mayor , that was honest and true to the people of our fair city?
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Re: Gosek Defender
Dear Gosek Defender Poster:
You really need to work on your reading comprehension. The posting you are referring to was to correct the implication that Gosek had actually had sex with two 15 year old girls. I simply pointed out that there were no 15 year old girls.
I also wanted to make it clear that Gosek was not caught up in a general sting operation but rather was caught in a sting with complex motives directed at him only.
I also said that he had apologized to me for his behavior indicating that I had recognized his behavior as being inappropriate and that he was at least at that time willing to recognize that his behavior impacted others beyond himself.
You also failed to include several of the other posts I made indicating his behavior was longstanding and inappropriate. Understand that I, like many of John's old friends, was deeply hurt buy the person that John became.
Based upon my recent brief interactions with John and weighing that against your asinine comments I have to give the ethical advantage to John.
I am writing this with tears in my eyes - not only for what happened to my old friend but for what has happened to people in Oswego like the uncharitable person I am responding to who made comments with no consideration for John's family.
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                    Nov 26/14

There were no 15 year old girls that time.
His family covered up for him for years and they deserve no pity what so ever.
He was up to his old tricks just a few months after getting out. Two women I know of have reported being hit on by a guy who now calls himself “Jack” Gosek.
He has always been a piece of sh!t. He was just good at hiding it.


Tax Increases

“The economy of the city of Oswego has begun to emerge from the overall financial malaise experienced throughout the country,” Gillen said. “We begin 2015 with the continuing challenge of controlling our spending as well as a strong commitment to growing revenue and improving the quality of life for our residents. And, I am happy to state that there will be no increase in the Enterprise Fund rate for 2015. This means that there will be no increase in water and sewer rates.”

I for one am amazed at the genius of these men. 2012 brought about a 34 percent increase in sewer fees. 2013 gave us 11 percent tax increase, 2014 a 43 percent tax increase and now for 2014 a 1.25 percent tax increase. So we now pay the city 55.25 percent more than we did three years ago in taxes. Its is a good thing “the economy of the city of Oswego has emerged from the financial malaise” by asking us to simply pay more. I for one am humbled. I would of never thought to fix financial issues by simply asking someone to give me 55.25 percent more. I don’t know how the financial guru’s did this.
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Today's Quote, November 25/14

“If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.”
Baruch Spinoza

Goseks' Defender
I wonder if the person defending gosek is none other than the
illustrious captain ed? A poster using that name was giving excuses for
goseks behavior, claiming that he never actually had contact with
underage teens and hinting that he was entrapped by the feds. He went on
to say that gosek apologized to a group of his childhood friends just
before leaving for prison and they were convinced the apology was
sincere. The whole post came off like hero worship, either that or penis
envy on captain eds part.
                                                                                                                    Nov 25/14

We have a problem in this country

I wish I knew more info on the 92,000.00 in overtime. Why aren’t the inspections done on straight time? And who is doing the inspections? Code enforcement, firemen or both. Too much overlap in people resources and know one in control of it!
                                                                                                                    Nov 25/14

There is no more code enforcement. When there is an inspection 5 or 6 heroes show up and pull a Chinese fire drill and that dumb f**k Gilligan thinks their doing a great job.

I support ms. Anderson. This young lady does her job very , very well. And to some of the reps. Of the wards, to want to spend 35,000.00 for cpr or first aid response for dpw, which is not a bad idea, but that should be offered through there union, as well the training for code enforcement paid by the fire fighters union, and new updates, are suppose to go through the unions so that members are current with the new updates and laws. That is part of the union updates and current laws. Does anyone want to put the city of Oswego, ny in a greater liability to have dpw workers trained in first aid when that is what we pay in taxes for the fire dept. to do ? Where are some of these reps . for the city live? The planet rebok? We have to do a real smart look at things on how we as a people of Oswego need to have the services work to protect and serve the people of Oswego,ny. If a dpw worker comes across a person, then it is up to the worker to call 911, not to try to play first aid, and if I was running the dpw and one of my workers came upon a med. Emergency, that would be instructed to call 911, period !
any questions?
Who pays for the fire dept uniforms and there cleaning. Who pays for the police uniforms and there cleaning. Who pays for the dpw cleaning of there clothes, since they do not wear uniforms. I would like to see what the union dues are and the contributions ,both police and firefighters in dues and to the or there general fund. I would like to see what the taxpayers are paying and what the members should be paying. And why should the city be in the business of retirement and medical benefits when there union should set up there own benefits fund.
                                                                                                                    Nov 25/14

Bail, Fines and Punishment
We The People of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our Freedom, in order to secure its blessings, DO ESTABLISH THIS CONSTITUTION.
Bill Of Rights
5. Excessive bail shall not be required nor excessive fines imposed, nor shall cruel and unusual punishments be inflicted, nor shall witnesses be unreasonably detained.

US Constitution
Amendment 8
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Captain Ed Opinion: Unfortunately over time these principles have been diluted by political exercise. Today the cost of defending oneself is beyond the typical citizen and has in fact become de facto punishment and fine. It is now common practice to destroy an adversary by means of criminal or civil litigation.You need not win in court, you just need to bankrupt your target by forcing them to defend themselves in a process of delays and stalling tactics.
If anything is cruel it is the false representation of equal access across all the social spectrum to justice in the courts of the land. Most grievances and harm against citizens go unprosecuted because of the cost and the intimidating nature and structure of the system.
                                                                                                                    Nov 25/14





Today's Quote, November 24/14

“And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.”
William Shakespeare

Transportation Supervisor
The Oswego School District is once again looking for someone to run the school bus garage as the job has recently been posted and there are reports of the latest supervisor resigning. Some people just are not cut out to deal with Ozwego"s level of corruption.

                                                                                                                    Nov 24/14

Disgraced Ex-Mayor John J Gosek (Ed has it right)
Former Mayor J. Gosek
I agree with John, Lets put it in the past, he served his Time !!!!
Let it go !
A Friend & A Veteran Like Mr. Gosek

I hope that what this man has done will follow him to the grave as well. He disgraced the City of Oswego, which is still haunting us, not only with the sexual perversions with children, he also destroyed our reputation and squandered away millions of our tax dollars. Anybody who would publicly come out as say he was a friend of this pervert should hang their head in shame. This creeper did not sever his time, as it was just pointed out in the paper that he threw his friends under the bus to get a lighter sentence...and you are one of his friends?
I believe that his actions and what he did should haunt him for the rest of his life. Lets recap:
Used a city cell phone to sexually stalk unsuspecting children
Used a city resource to locate young girls at the high school
Hired his girlfriend Cindi, who worked for less than a year and got a $10,000 bonus when she was let go.
Gave Cindi the use of the Mayor's car and credit card to travel back and forth to Syracuse to go to her job after she left city employment.
Squandered away over $11,000,000 for the city reserve fund.
Kept a blow-up sex doll in his office which was a present from one of his low life friends even thought his secretary objected for weeks about the presence of the doll.
Allowed the city assessor to lower one of Gosek's landlord friends by hundreds of thousands of $.
Went on trips to Albany, NYC and Toronto with his side kick to stalk young girls on our tax dollars.
This is just a short list of the corruption and depict that went on during his time in office, not counting the stalking of under aged girls that went on for years before he was elected. This man has not severed his time, and anybody that associates with this level 2 sex offender is no better than Gosek himself.
Whenever it is possible we should remind ourselves publicly of how we voted in a low life slime ball like Gosek ,so we don't do it again.
                                                                                                                    Nov 24/14

Habeas Corpus
We The People of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our Freedom, in order to secure its blessings, DO ESTABLISH THIS CONSTITUTION.
Bill Of Rights

4. The privilege of a writ or order of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless, in case of rebellion or invasion, the public safety requires it.

US Constitution
Section 9
2: The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.

Captain Ed Note: You will notice that Habeas Corpus is in the New York State Bill of Rights but not in the US Bill of Rights. They both say that habeas corpus can be suspended “when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.” President Lincoln suspended habeas corpus strategically during the Civil War under the authority of Section 9 Clause 2. It is therefore considered a right that is codified in law which permits the government to administer that law.
Habeas corpus is intended to prevent unlawful determent or from keeping someone incommunicado. Normally a person cannot be held prisoner without a trial. People have the right to be free so as to defend themselves against accusation.
In case of war an enemy combatant can be held because they have a determined cause for harm against their adversary. That is certainly an issue of public safety.

WAR, noun
1. A contest between nations or states, carried on by force, either for defense, or for revenging insults and redressing wrongs, for the extension of commerce or acquisition of territory, or for obtaining and establishing the superiority and dominion of one over the other. These objects are accomplished by the slaughter or capture of troops, and the capture and destruction of ships, towns and property. Among rude nations, war is often waged and carried on for plunder. As war is the contest of nations or states, it always implies that such contest is authorized by the monarch or the sovereign power of the nation. When war is commenced by attacking a nation in peace, it si called an offensive war and such attack is aggressive. When war is undertaken to repel invasion or the attacks of an enemy, it is called defensive, and a defensive war is considered as justifiable. Very few of the wars that have desolated nations and deluged the earth with blood, have been justifiable. Happy would it be for mankind, if the prevalence of Christian principles might ultimately extinguish the spirit of war and if the ambition to be great, might yield to the ambition of being good.
REBEL'LION, noun [ among the Romans, rebellion was originally a revolt or open resistance to their government by nations that had been subdued in war. It was a renewed war.]
1. An open and avowed renunciation of the authority of the government to which one owes allegiance; or the taking of arms traitorously to resist the authority of lawful government; revolt. rebellion differs from insurrection and from mutiny. Insurrection may be a rising in opposition to a particular act or law, without a design to renounce wholly all subjection to the government. Insurrection may be, but is not necessarily, rebellion Mutiny is an insurrection of soldiers or seamen against the authority of their officers.
2. Open resistance to lawful authority.
Commission of rebellion in law, a commission awarded against a person who treats the king's authority with contempt, in not obeying his proclamation according to his allegiance, and refusing to attend his sovereign when required; in which case, four commissioners are ordered to attach him wherever he may be found.
Definitions from Webster's 1828 Dictionary
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Today's Quote, November 23/14

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”

Charles de Gaulle



Former Mayor J. Gosek

I agree with John, Lets put it in the past, he served his Time !!!!

Let it go !


A Friend & A Veteran Like Mr. Gosek

                                                                                                                    Nov 23/14





New Water Super

Big news for all you thirsty Oz’ers; Mike Smith, DPW Superintendent, has hired a new Water Super, no it’s not Tatoo, but none other than the famous felon of flushing tax money, Jeff K! He brings with him the knowledge and skills he learned while robbing the Town of Scriba, putting in illegal hookups and stealing equipment. However, the town of Scriba not only didn’t appreciate the talents of  Mr. K, but actually had him arrested, charged, and convicted of felony theft in connection with his position as Scriba Water superintendent.  But alas, not in the city of Oz, a man of this caliber is just what the city needs, maybe he can help McCrobie put in the new fire hydrants. Most of the councilors say they don’t know anything about it, but that doesn’t seem like a big surprise, it’s only a $70000 or so position. I ever so want to believe I’m dead  wrong because if not, this administration has raised the bar on incompetence, corruption and distrust in our city government. I wonder if Tom Bullard is available too? – Hosed again

                                                                                                                     Nov 23/14


Van Buren ...Seriously, it is time for him to

The local paper is truly a great resource to observe how really stupid Councilor

 Van Buren is. His latest stupid statement that the Code Enforcement Office cost $272,000 only goes to shows that he doesn't know how to read a budget and that he can not figure out how the Fire Department is again screwing the city.

In 2013 Code Enforcement expense was $191,000 and if benefits were then added, it would have been $240,000. As the entire budget was not eliminated because Ford Babcok is still on the payroll and the required code update expense is still there, the budget reduction was not more than $190,000.

Van Buren then goes on to say they are spending less than half that now, pointing out that there has been $92,000 in overtime to do inspections, not counting the back filling and the compensation time that is being paid out.  It would be estimated that the total cost to do Code Enforcement by the OFD is close to $260,000. The way Van Buren calculates the budget he fits right in with his newly joined party,

Because of the way councilors like Van Buren approach city business they have increased the budget by over 55% in 2 years and have missed a major opportunity to reduce burden to the city tax payers by  millions of dollars.

if you think that this collective bunch of stupid individuals have the answers that will face the city in 2017 when there is a million dollar loss in water revenue you might want to stop smoking that weed you are on now. In 2016 the Mayor and city council will be up for re-election, and if we do not find smart people that understand budgeting  and can take the actions that need to be taken, you might just as soon turn off the lights. The mismanagement of this city for the past 3 years under Gillen and most of this council has been an embarrassment.

Yes, Van Buren is at the top of the list of the most embarrassing. 

                                                                                                                      Nov 23/14


New report questions mental health history of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza


TWO years ago for Albany



                                                                                                                     Nov 23/14


The day the entire German fleet surrendered


                                                                                                                      Nov 23/14


Alert-Sex Offender relocation notice

NY Alert is sending this notice because you registered to receive notification when an offender moves into or out of your requested area. We are notifying you of a move into/out of the area you specified. JOSHUA J WALLACE has moved from 526 COUNTY ROUTE 29, OSWEGO, NY 13126 to 96 MAIDEN LANE, OSWEGO, NY 13126

                                                                                                                      Nov 23/14



Religious Rights



We The People of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our Freedom, in order to secure its blessings, DO ESTABLISH THIS CONSTITUTION.


Bill Of Rights


3.      The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed in this state to all humankind; and no person shall be rendered incompetent to be a witness on account of his or her opinions on matters of religious belief; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this state. (Amended by vote of the people November 6, 2001.)


US Constitution

Bill of Rights


First Amendment

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; ….

RESPECT'ING, participle present tense Regarding; having regard to; relating to.

ESTAB'LISHMENT, noun The act of establishing, founding, ratifying or ordaining.

That which is fixed or established; as a permanent military force, a fixed garrison, a local government, an agency, a factory, etc.

EX'ERCISE, noun In a general sense, any kind of work, labor or exertion of body. Hence,

Practice; performance; as the exercise of religion.

RELIGIONnoun From Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. religion in its most comprehensive sense, includes a belief in the being and perfections of God, in the revelation of his will to man, in man's obligation to obey his commands, in a state of reward and punishment, and in man's accountableness to God; and also true godliness or piety of life, with the practice of all moral duties. It therefore comprehends theology, as a system of doctrines or principles, as well as practical piety; for the practice of moral duties without a belief in a divine lawgiver, and without reference to his will or commands, is not religion

2. religion as distinct from theology, is godliness or real piety in practice, consisting in the performance of all known duties to God and our fellow men, in obedience to divine command, or from love to God and his law. James 1:26.

3. religion as distinct from virtue, or morality, consists in the performance of the duties we owe directly to God, from a principle of obedience to his will. Hence we often speak of religion and virtue, as different branches of one system, or the duties of the first and second tables of the law.

4. Any system of faith and worship. In this sense, religion comprehends the belief and worship of pagans and Mohammedans, as well as of christians; any religion consisting in the belief of a superior power or powers governing the world, and in the worship of such power or powers. Thus we speak of the religion of the Turks, of the Hindoos, of the Indians, etc. as well as of the christian religion We speak of false religion as well as of true religion.

                                                                                                                     Nov 23/14





Today's Quote, November 21/14

“A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesn't particularly feel like it”
Alistair Cooke

Former Oswego Mayor John Gosek told FBI of possible public corruption in Oswego


"The defendant provided information regarding the possible 'fixing' of real estate valuations of at least one high-level Oswego public official who owns multiple rental properties," Katko wrote in the 2006 document. "While the defendant had no concrete information of wrong doing, he did provide information regarding the fact that the property values for all the properties in question had in fact been reduced in the most recent assessment. Subsequent records checks confirmed this and an investigation into possible wrongdoing is ongoing."

These names come to the fore front of which Oswego Official it could be? One is Goseks close friend and former 1st Ward Alderman for the City of Oswego, William Mercier who just happens to be a sitting member on the City of Oswegos property assement board. OR! Thomas Teseririo, who is also a friend of Gosek who also was working for the City of Oswego Water Department at the time. And former disgraced Oswego Police Chief, William Ruggio.

Take your pick...
                                                                                                                    Nov 21/14

You missed one!

Bill of Rights, Jury Trial

We The People of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our Freedom, in order to secure its blessings, DO ESTABLISH THIS CONSTITUTION.
Bill Of Rights

2. Trial by jury in all cases in which it has heretofore been guaranteed by constitutional provision shall remain inviolate forever; but a jury trial may be waived by the parties in all civil cases in the manner to be prescribed by law. The legislature may provide, however, by law, that a verdict may be rendered by not less than five-sixths of the jury in any civil case. A jury trial may be waived by the defendant in all criminal cases, except those in which the crime charged may be punishable by death, by a written instrument signed by the defendant in person in open court before and with the approval of a judge or justice of a court having jurisdiction to try the offense. The legislature may enact laws, not inconsistent herewith, governing the form, content, manner and time of presentation of the instrument effectuating such waiver.
US Constitution
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Bill of Rights
Fifth Amendment: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Sixth Amendment: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
                                                                                                                    Nov 21/14

Gosek article
Gosek, 67, wrote a letter to McAvoy three weeks ago, asking him to deny the newspaper's request.


"I was led to believe that these records would be sealed and remain sealed," Gosek wrote. He said he's done his time for his crimes and done everything that was required of him.
"I want that part of my life to be over," Gosek wrote. "I served time, went to counseling, completed my term of probation without having violated the terms, received the sacrament of Reconciliation, and have attempted to make amends to my family."

WRONG GOSUK! You violated your terms of probation. You where photographed sitting in the bleachers at Oswego High School during the proterty tax increase public session. JOHN GOSEK! You are a REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER and not allowed near, or, on any school property, any reason whatsoever! Plus you still owe $26,000.00 for illegal cell phone calls...
                                                                                                                    Nov 20/14

Sweden - Ship of Fools
Muslims taking over the country

                                                                                                                    Nov 21/14




Today's Quote, November 20/14

"The power to question is the basis of all human progress."
Indira Gandhi

Ed, Is this the same crap that Gillen and Company do in Oswego??????

                                                                                                                    Nov 20/14
I think OZ did the same thing last year but I would have to check with my bean counter to be sure.
What I can’t figure is how people in Oz are getting “property tax freeze” rebate checks. My understanding was these would only go the taxpayers within a municipality where the tax increase for the previous year did not exceed the state maximum. I thought that maximum was something like 2%.


New York Bill of Rights
[Preamble] We The People of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our Freedom, in order to secure its blessings, DO ESTABLISH THIS CONSTITUTION.
Bill Of Rights
[Rights, privileges and franchise secured; power of legislature to dispense with primary elections in certain cases]
Section 1. No member of this state shall be disfranchised, or deprived of any of the rights or privileges secured to any citizen thereof, unless by the law of the land, or the judgment of his or her peers, except that the legislature may provide that there shall be no primary election held to nominate candidates for public office or to elect persons to party positions for any political party or parties in any unit of representation of the state from which such candidates or persons are nominated or elected whenever there is no contest or contests for such nominations or election as may be prescribed by general law. (Amended by vote of the people November 3, 1959; November 6, 2001.)
· Peer: An equal; one of the same rank. A man may be familiar with his peers.
· Law of the Land:The designation of general public laws that are equally binding on all members of the community.
The law of the land, embodied in the U.S. Constitution as Due Process of Law, includes all legal and equitable rules defining Human Rights and duties and providing for their protection and enforcement, both between the state and its citizens and between citizens. West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008
· Captain Ed Note – the Law of the Land is different than statute law such as the SAFE Act
· Statute : An act of a legislature that declares, proscribes, or commands something; a specific law, expressed in writing.
A statute is a written law passed by a legislature on the state or federal level. Statutes set forth general propositions of law that courts apply to specific situations. A statute may forbid a certain act, direct a certain act, make a declaration, or set forth governmental mechanisms to aid society.

· “Judgement of his or her peers” – this refers to a conviction in a court of law resulting in a loss of rights.
                                                                                                                    Nov 20/14

Former Oswego Mayor John Gosek

told FBI of possible public corruption in Oswego.
The Assessor was Mike Parker

If only Parker had lived a few weks longer he would have found out how his buddy Gosuck rated him out. You can bet if he turned on Parker and Bateman then he did the same to Dumbsmoor and Tessoriero. I love it. Here is hoping Parker saves a nice warm spot in hell for Johny boy.
                                                                                                                    Nov 20/14






Today's Quote, November 18/14

“I think most people... would be glad to pay the same taxes they paid when Bill Clinton was president,

if only they could have the same economy they had when Bill Clinton was president.”
Howard Dean

NY auditors: Public workers stole $30M in 3 years


Serial Oswego County sex offender attacks indefinite confinement law


                                                                                                                    Nov 18/14

Re: Corporal Ed
If someone detects misinformation being posted then they should post the correct information. Mr. Harrington will oblige.
The purpose of Captain Ed is to get folks to examine their role in government with appropriate deference for the effort..
Captain Ed never encouraged anyone to register in the Independence party. He did encourage people to register as having no party affiliation which is also known as Independent. The reasoning is based upon the sentiments presented by George Washington in his Farewell Address. Washington believed that political parties were inappropriate and damaging to the new government as constituted. Captain Ed's opinion is that the current and perpetual "war" between political parties is obstructing the proper administration of government at all levels.
Captain Ed was an E-6 Cruiser/Destroyerman (combat veteran) in the Navy and a Captain (Master) in the United States Merchant Marine. He is a registered Independent. He is conservative on some issues and liberal on others. He is a non-denominational Christian.
Captain Ed is not an alter ego of Mr. Harrington. His genealogy does include a Caroline Augusta Harrigan (Harrington).

                                                                                                                    Nov 18/14

By the way they are back parking in the SUNY lakeside parking lot.

The Green Monster


                                                                                                                    Nov 18/14

To bad the SUB Shop don’t require their drivers to be more responsible with their driving. NOT worrying about them getting the deliveries done in Five minutes or less, The drivers have been reckless for years.

                                                                                                                    Nov 18/14





Today's Quote, November 17/14

“There are times when it is best to be content with what one has, so as not to lose everything.”
Jose Saramago

Hey ! The sign on Washington Blv. is on City Property, and the College had no Permission to erect this sign..so its up to the city to have it removed. [ By The College ] And if they don't !!! The College Wins...And if the College wins !! I repeat myself...Then Why can't Tom M. win....Cahill's !!
Stanley Wins/Millar Loses ?? Do We see Favoritism here ?
                                                                                                                    Nov 17/14

Corporal Ed
Ed H. Have you actually read any of "Captain" Ed's misinformational posts? They are remarkable only in the way that they mix some fact with opinion presented as fact and a little right-wing- nut- job propaganda disguised as "patriotism".I wonder if he's that asshole who went around tricking people into switching party affiliations ( Independence Party) by claiming you were signing a petition for better gov't? ? I hope he starts signing his posts again
                                                                                                                    Nov 17/14

The college paid Malone to take down the sign? Thought that was a city truck hauling away the debris? Costly mistake! ...Ronald McKempney??? Rolling on the floor!!!
                                                                                                                    Nov 17/14

Little-known NY law keeps worst sex offenders off the streets and out of sight - possibly forever


This is where Gosek should be.
                                                                                                                    Nov 17/14

                                                                                                                    Nov 17/14



Speaking of Bill Mercier, former city alderman, those who knew him called him THE SNAKE.  Why?  He shed his skin whenever it suited him.  One time, when he ran as a Democrat, he waited long enough so the Dems couldn't put up another candidate and changed his party to Republican.  Thad Iorizzo's brother ran against him as a write in candidate - received quite a few votes.  Later, Mercier got his close friend John Gosek to fire his brother Thad as a pay back.

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Today's Quote, November 16/14

“Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor”
William Cowper

Hey what about the Laker cleaner they found drunk in a floaty tube, with radio blaring in the laker pool. Stay classy SUCO.
                                                                                                                    Nov 16/14

Suny Signs
The City did not tear down the sign, the college paid Malone to do it.

Sheldon Hall IS within the city limits, as is Rich Hall, Park Hall and Shady Shore.The line runs between Draper and Baylis streets and continues north between Park and Wilbur Halls, then between Johnson Hall and Shady Shore.
                                                                                                                    Nov 16/14

I stand corrected. I guess I had it mixed up with the ward boundaries.

Local Government
Definitions taken from Webster's 1828 Dictionary.
Remember – The US Constitution was ratified March 4, 1789. These definitions reflect the intent and philosophy of those who originally constituted our government.
MA'YOR, noun [Latin miror.] “The chief magistrate of a city, who, in London and York, is called lord mayor The mayor of a city, in America, is the chief judge of the city court, and is assisted, in some cases at least, by two or more aldermen. To the lord mayor of London belong several courts of judicature, as the hustings, court of requests, and court of common council.”
ALD'ERMAN, noun plural Aldermen. “In present usage, a magistrate or officer of a town corporate, next in rank below the mayor. The number of aldermen is different in different cities. In London the number is twenty-six, one in each ward, and the office is held for life. In the United States, the number of aldermen depends on the charters of incorporation. In general, aldermen have the powers of a justice of the peace, and with the mayor, they constitute the court of the corporation. In most of our cities, they are annually elected by the citizens.
There are only two levels of government created in the US Constitution – federal and state. The state has no authority over anything that is defined as federal in the US Constitution. Local governments are actually subsets of the state government.
Organizational authority of a city from the New York State Constitution:
“In the case of a city, town or village, the membership and composition of its legislative body.”
The Consolidated laws identify the Mayor as the chief executive officer of a city and is usually the presiding office in the city legislative body as constituted by charter.
Statute of Local Governments (from the Consolidated Laws)

§ 10. Grants of powers to local governments. Except as otherwise
specifically provided in this section, each of the following powers,
which shall include but not be limited to those of local legislation and
administration, is hereby granted to each local government which shall
at all times be subject to such purposes, standards and procedures as
the legislature may have heretofore prescribed or may hereafter
1. The power to adopt, amend and repeal ordinances, resolutions and
rules and regulations in the exercise of its functions, powers and
2. The power to acquire real and personal property or any interest
therein for its purposes, and to construct, reconstruct, equip,
maintain, repair and operate the same for such purposes.
3. The power to acquire, establish, construct, reconstruct, equip,
maintain, repair and operate recreational facilities on park or other
lands, including but not limited to self-supporting, self-sustaining or
revenue-producing recreational facilities.
4. The power to dispose of its real or personal property or any
interest therein when no longer required for its purposes, except that
this power shall not be applicable to inalienable real or personal
property or any inalienable interest therein.
5. The power to fix, levy, impose, collect and administer rents,
charges, rates and fees, penalties and rates of interest thereon, liens
on local property in connection therewith and charges thereon.
6. In the case of a city, village, or town with respect to the area
thereof outside the village or villages therein, the power to adopt,
amend and repeal zoning regulations.
7. The power to perform comprehensive or other planning work relating
to its jurisdiction.

Mandate: The word was not found in Webster's 1828. From a 1992 Webster's Dictionary: “an instruction ,or authorization given or conferred || instructions concerning policy, assumed to be given by constituents to a legislative body or its members.

The word mandate like the word Veto is not found in the Constitution. They are modern terms of deception meaning to convey authority where none really exists.

Safe community provisions:
In the US Constitution the role of law enforcement and state security is assigned to the militia and is therefore not a matter of legislation or regulation by the state or local governments except to facilitate and enable the constitutional provisions.
                                                                                                                    Nov 16/14




Today's Quote, November 15/14

“No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society.

If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs,

we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.”
P. J. O'Rourke


Mayor Gilligan’s Operating Budget Message In A Nut Shell


“This increase is due primarily to retirement, healthcare costs and contractual raises.”

You mean pension padding by the fire department.

“The practice of avoiding making tough financial decisions over the years had placed our city in a financially vulnerable situation.”

Like the decision to close one fire station and get rid of the ambulance service or get rid of Leotta. Other than Bud vs Bud Light, please name one tough decision you made mister mayor.

“It is our moral duty as well as a legal mandate that we provide a safe and clean environment for all residents of our city.”

That is why when Leotta was exposed for all the DEC violations at the sewage treatment plants about a year ago, your first instinct was to cover it up and one unconfirmed source suggested you used your daughter’s connection with Dan Mafei to influence the DEC not to prosecute or levy fines against the city.

“But, in fact, our greatest resource has always been and always will be the people of Oswego themselves!’

What he really means here is the greatest resource is the taxpayers whose pockets never seem to miss a few more dollars.

“proud Oswegonians, ……spectacular natural resources, ……historic past,……. bright future, …….Oswego families,…….. strong family values”

Oswego County Today.com must have edited this because I am sure there must have been a reference, somewhere in there, to mom, apple pie and pickup trucks.

Total bullsh!t from a little man who’s biggest accomplishment in life has been winning an election against an opponent Donald Duck could have beaten.
                                                                                                                    Nov 15/14

We don’t need a tax increase. Get rid of the
O.F.D. ambulance service and save some money!!
                                                                                                                    Nov 15/14

What a awesome job by Ronald McKempney today with scheduling. Cars off the road, smacking curbs, students and staff laying on the ground. Congrats you saved a buck today! This might help the school pay for your stone wall screwup. I 'm lovin it
                                                                                                                    Nov 15/14

Pat Bombard takes off for Florida, fails to make court for new theft charges

How many do overs is this guy going to get.


                                                                                                                    Nov 15/14

Suco Signage Sucks..
The sign on Washington Blv. takes away the Historical Look of Sheldon Hall...A modern Sign...Who's Idea was this ??
): ):
                                                                                                                    Nov 15/14

Little Debbie or Mary K. ???
And On City Property !!!!!! Tear it down Mayor ! :)
I have not seen this sign but keep in mind Sheldon Hall is not in the city.
Jeep, Jeep no more out East ??? :( :( :(

Nothing on the Camera ! :)
                                                                                                                    Nov 15/14




Today's Quote, November 14/14

“You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us”
Robert Louis Stevenson


New College Signage
New College Signage looks like a small iceberg on Lake Ontario. Why highlight that aspect of Oswego's environment?
                                                                                                                    Nov 14/14

mid town plaza
Are you kidding me, low income housing In the middle of town? Shops are suppose to be the front runner when people drive thru town, not seeing people hanging out on there balconies watching people driving by and showing how smartly dressed they are. Who is in charged of these thoughts and ideas, wow what a great way to sell the idea that Oswego is a great way to live. I hope that when people come in for haborfest, that they do not mind people waving from there lofts in the middle of town, and that the business are on the secondary streets.
                                                                                                                    Nov 14/14

Establishing a need to carry weapons
Is there a need to own and carry arms (weapons)?

Recent events in California where this question is being discussed presents an opportunity to look at it from a historical perspective.
Since the beginning of the United States of America the issue of need has been clearly expressed in the Second Amendment which says that citizens keeping and bearing arms “...is necessary to the security of a free state...”. I am pretty sure that is a statement of need that applies to everyone. Those exact words and statement of need are found in the New York State Constitution as well.
Both the US Constitution and the New York State Constitution make it clear that it is the responsibility of every citizen to participate in providing this security whether acting alone (citizen arrest) in a group (law enforcement/posse) or as a militia (organized or unorganized).

The word state as it is applied in this regard includes people which also includes children. The clear intention is that the welfare and liberty of the children are to be secured by the actions of the citizens. There is no indication that this responsibility applied only to select agents of the government.
It is clear that each of us is to be prepared to react to any and all threats to our children. To this end we cannot define a specified remedy with political origins for an unknown threat. It is beyond human ability to say what is necessary.
Putting politics aside – when the alarm goes out for children in peril – do you intend to respond and what do you intend to bring, not only the material but the competency as well?
Or, are you the type that responds with statements such as “that is what I pay taxes for” or “let the professionals handle it”? There is a difference between defending pride and defending children.
                                                                                                                    Nov 14/14

low income housing
Why would anyone even think about having low income housing, let alone in the middle of the city and on the main drag. Sometime go on east adams street heading towards the hospitals (upstate and crouse) and look right, wood you want that in the middle of town?
                                                                                                                    Nov 14/14



What happened to the Great Wall at the "gateway" to suny. Oswego city crews tore it down & hauled it away. Do we really live in a community where you can't just erect a sign on city property? Awful lot of state taxpayer money being wasted up there with no accountability. Things seemed to run a lot smoother with Tom but I'm sure eventually Mary K & J. Fields will find their groove. Education is that which remains when one has forgotten everything you learned in school.

                                                                                                                    Nov 14/14






Today's Quote, November 13/14

“Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving”
Elizabeth Cady Stanton


Has Everyone Got Their Snowblower Ready?


Only 41 Days Till Christmas




Homeless Veterans
Homeless veterans are a dirty little secret of every war. I am told these days the majority are from the Viet Nam war. In 1932 WWI vets, many of them out of work and homeless, marched on Washington only to have the police and Army troops turned on them.
When the Nazis, Commies, Faschists, Musliums or what have are knocking at the door everyone wants to sick the junk yard dog on them. But when the bad people are gone and last flag draped coffin has been hidden under six feet of dirt no body wants to pet that dog anymore. They would prefer it were kept out in back of the barn some                                                                                                                    Nov 13/14where.




Sterling Renaissance Festival faces foreclosure, Cayuga County official says



                                                                                                                    Nov 13/14




Today's Quote, November 12/14

“There are no extraordinary men...

just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.”
William Frederick Halsey Jr.

Mike Parker
Starting a list and checking it twice, about Parker. At one time he was a Ward Chairman for the Democrats. When Gosek ran for mayor he backed him and knifed the Democrats in the back. Of course, when you have people like Bill Mercier doing the same thing It may not matter. I would call them scum, but some say scum is good.
                                                                                                                    Nov 12/14


This is the last article on the voting section of the New York State Constitution.

New York State Constitution
[Absentee voting]
§2. The legislature may, by general law, provide a manner in which, and the time and place at which, qualified voters who, on the occurrence of any election, may be absent from the county of their residence or, if residents of the city of New York, from the city, and qualified voters who, on the occurrence of any election, may be unable to appear personally at the polling place because of illness or physical disability, may vote and for the return and canvass of their votes.
1. Examination; close inspection to know the state of; as a canvass of votes.
Presidential elections; special voting procedures authorized]
§ 9. Notwithstanding the residence requirements imposed by section one of this article, the legislature may, by general law, provide special procedures whereby every person who shall have moved from another state to this state or from one county, city or village within this state to another county, city or village within this state and who shall have been an inhabitant of this state in any event for ninety days next preceding an election at which electors are to be chosen for the office of president and vice president of the United States shall be entitled to vote in this state solely for such electors, provided such person is otherwise qualified to vote in this state and is not able to qualify to vote for such electors in any other state. The legislature may also, by general law, prescribe special procedures whereby every person who is registered and would be qualified to vote in this state but for his or her removal from this state to another state within one year next preceding such election shall be entitled to vote in this state solely for such electors, provided such person is not able to qualify to vote for such electors in any other state.
                                                                                                                    Nov 12/14

cahill building
Before coleman got away from the cahaill building, I would like to see the paper work . the struc. Report, and the asbestos report, and who inspected it. It really sounds that there is know one in code and struc. That has any expertise in the field of construction. I know that maybe some of the aldermen do not.
                                                                                                                    Nov 12/14

The "Cahill's Building"
It's been a while since I've posted on here, but I felt compelled to share the disgust I feel over the uproar and situation regarding the "Cahill" building. It's refreshing to see this community come together (for once) with a common goal, but over one building? Can anyone see the bigger picture when it comes to our city? A community finally united, but to save a building while there's little to nothing left of what our older generation remembers and what our kids will never know?

One historic building going down is disheartening, the bigger picture is how did it get to this point? Years of Oswego dirty politics and back door deals, in this case Community Development to blame. If you're going to fight the fight, let this building be symbolic to how it's residents are going to start stepping into the city's lousy business. Look at the tax raise? The community comes together at the final hour once again? We need to start being proactive instead of reactive. There's no saving the "Cahill" building, it's marked for some other business owner and my gut tells me we'll be seeing another hotel built on the site.

It's also nauseating to hear Millar carry on in a manner that he's been wronged and he should be or should have been this building's savior and knight in shining armor. In my opinion, Millar let this building go and is just as guilty as the city, if not worse. Millar let it go three years, windows left open, roof leaking while he stood in the graces of the Community Development office and the city who gave him far too much time to take care of business, because "they liked him". And it was the city's business to look closer into the situation back then. Millar's first time extension should never have been given, it should have been put back out to the public instead another year of deterioration. Millar's prolonged finishing of his first project, while in contract with the "Cahill's" building was a clear cut indication. But Millar had a way to keep people believing he was moving forward when other's knew he was at a dead stand still financially. Word on the street, a local chiropractor was put into a hell of a position based on leasing Millar's first floor and Millar never finishing the space in time, since then and just recently he got a lucky hit with Prudential First Properties Real Estate Co. or maybe gave them an offer they couldn't refuse?

Now, the building will continue to sit until Millar's lawsuit against the city is resolved, months, years? The roof originally planned for this Fall was in no way an indication the city was choosing to SAVE THE CAHILL'S BUILDING!, as I heard ranted all over local FB posts/sites. The temporary roof, at the taxpayer's expense was in the city's best interest, keeping the building protected in the case it should collapse. If Millar ultimately wins his lawsuit and the building collapses in the meantime, he'll be in for a big payoff at the taxpayers expense. Top it off with a personal insurance claim carried by Millar, a sudden collapse and he'll be in the chips! You have to wonder Millar's true intentions with this "project" and how much he really cares about whether it stands or falls.
I do anyways....

There's no saving this building but we can start uniting to save this city. Getting involved with the city's business & politics. Voting in people who will 'clean house' and not people who merely talk about doing it. Mary Vanhouse, the first to go.
                                                                                                                    Nov 12/14

Why was the Cahill building not inspected at time of released. It appears that not only is the code inforce and fire dept. have a clue to what is going on .
                                                                                                                    Nov 12/14






Today's Quote, November 11/14

“I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.”
General George S. Patton

Happy Veterans Day
It has become very popular to thank veterans for their service. We have the Iraq and Afgan Vets to thank for that and my sincere thanks goes out to them.
As a Viet Nam Vet I can tell you we were just as unpopular as the Viet Nam War and the nation wanted to forget about both of us ASAP.


The difference in the Syracuse VA before the first Iraq war and today is like night and day. I credit that to two things, the new Middle East Vets and a former Congressman who had dodged the Viet Nam draft by joining the Peace Corps and was then making an attempt to compensate for it. It is a sad way to get from point A to point B but the end result of the current Veteran popularity is the Syracuse facility is one of the best in the VA system.

Nevertheless today when someone thanks me for my service I politely thank them and say you are not welcome. If I had it to do over again I would have gone to Canada.

                                                                                                                    Nov 11/14

2 Investigators: In Cook County, The Dead Get Tax Exemptions

One thing I noticed was they did nothing about the Veterans property tax exemptions. There is just as much fraud to be found there. When a Veteran dies the exemption continues with his widow, as long as she lives there.  It does not pass to anyone else. 4000 in Cook County sounds like small potatoes to me. I’ll bet you could find that many in Oswego County without really trying. As long as politicians can squeeze the money out of someone else they leave those kinds of measures as a last resort because they do not want to upset anyone.

bed bugs
Unfortunately, the Oswego Travel lodge (West Seneca by DD) Has bed
bugs. We took pictures and called the Oswego County Health Department.
The inspector who came on site said yes they are a nusience, but that
they are not a heath risk so they would not close the place down. They
did see the bugs dead and alive.
Mean while a seven year old looks like he has chicken pox, but the
pediatrician says bed bug bites after exposure inTravel lodge. The
lobby is crawling with them...they crawl out of the wooden desk units
and the clerks all are bitten up. They are so prolific the are active
even during daytime a d very visible. Exterminators have been called
and are unsuccessful in elimimating the infestation. If you value your
skin and YOU think they ARE a health risk do not go near this place.
                                                                                                                    Nov 11/14






Today's Quote, November 10/14

“Now for the tea of our host

Now for the rollicking bun,

Now for the muffin and toast,

Now for the gay Sally Lunn!”
William Shakespeare

Gibbys/ fire chief
You are right, people deserve to go out once in awhile and enjoy themselves. However, the fire chief is ALWAYS on call for this city, for the 200,000 dollars a year, and is almost always fall down drunk every night.. I'm sick of paying his bar tab as a tax payer every night for nothing.......
                                                                                                                    Nov 10/14


Hey jerk I'll pest on your grave watch and see boy ha ha!!!!!!!!
                                                                                                                    Nov 10/14

You do what you got to do but please wash your hands before you go back to Price Chopper and start handing out free samples.


Cahill Building
First , archs. Dream it then write it. Struc. Engs. Build the building and make it real. Second, the fire chief might know about structure as he or she should be. I wish I could go in and look at this because I want to know if this is timber construction or all masonary. Do not bother putting on a roof, the building , my guess, will not make it to summer, but once again , I would want to see the inside. And all credits for wanting to buy the building and property, but going through all the tax breaks and the historical funding that may or may not be there. if it is state or fed. Money, then it goes to prevailing rate. It does not mater if you use union help or non union help, the cost will be almost the same except, that the union help in the underpinning and concrete work will be on game ,unless the contractor is non union and does not know this area. Good luck to the person who wants this building and knows what may lie ahead. The building has already shifted, which tells me that the foundation has settled in places because of poor drainage.
                                                                                                                    Nov 10/14

Parker and McRobie
You pretty much described these two, as well as it can be in a couple of paragraphs, but you left out a couple of details that need to be added. As you well recall, Parker's nick name was "The Black Widow" as he would befriend old feeble women with no relatives and get them to turn over their property to him, or advise them that the antiques in their homes were worthless junk and he would be glad to dispose of it for them. As an example, the old house between Friendly's and the gas station is one he ended up with because he befriended the old woman that lived there. I heard he got around $85,000 for the property. Then there was the apartment he had on the back of his house that had no permit or water meter, yet he was the Assessor at the time.
He and the chief have a lot in common when it comes to being old drunks, with the exception Parker did his drinking at home. The chief has to drown his sorrow because he has no home life and because he is so incompetent as a chief. While he is drunk, he believes he actually knows what he is doing as chief, when in reality everybody know, including his suck-up men at the station, that he was a lousy fireman, and he will never cut the mustard as chief.
                                                                                                                    Nov 10/14

Saratoga County officer suspended after video leaks of 'inappropriate interaction' with civilian


                                                                                                                    Nov 10/14

Your Hometown: Ellen Clapsaddle

                                                                                                                    Nov 10/14

I have been posting her cards for about 8? Years now. About 3-4 years ago I had an excerpt from the Wikipedia story about her and a link to the full page. Check the link below as it has been updated since then. At that time I had been at the James Fenimore Cooper Museum in Cooperstown for an exhibit of Grandma Moses and asked a woman working the information desk why I had never seen any displays of Ellen Clapsaddle’s work there, especially since she had lived and worked just a few miles from there. The woman did not have any idea who I was talking about. Go figure.

Why Sharks Circle You Before Attacking...

Why Sharks Circle You Before Attacking... Two great white sharks swimming in the ocean spied survivors of a sunken ship."Follow me son" the father shark said to the son shark and they swam to the mass of people.

"First we swim around them a few times with just the tip of our fins showing." And they did.

"Well done, son! Now we swim around them a few times with all of our fins showing." And they did.

"Now we eat everybody." And they did.

When they were both gorged, the son asked, "Dad, why didn't we just eat them all at first? Why did we swim around and around them?"

His wise father replied, "Because they taste better if you scare the shit out of them first!"

No need to thank me, I just try to learn something new every day.






Today's Quote, November 9/14

“Not drunk is he who from the floor - Can rise alone and still drink more;

But drunk is They, who prostrate lies, Without the power to drink or rise”
Thomas Love Peacock

Fire Dept.
If your going to write A post at least have the nads to put your name to it instead of hiding behind a web site, that's the problem these days anybody can write anything because they can be a coward and not sign it!! People should be able to enjoy a night out and not have to be worrying about what some coward has to say about them!!
                                                                                                                    Nov 9/14

This is at least the third time in as many years that I have heard reports of Ozwego’s Fire Chief being so shit-faced at your bar he could hardly stand up. Aside from being a whiny little drunk he is a danger to the men under him and anyone else on the road when he is on the way home from your bar. If it were not for this site people like McCrobie would be protected and covered up forever. Remember Gibby when he hits some family head on and kills half of them the focus will be on the bar that served him and this site with all its anonymous posters will ride that bar and that bar owners ass right into the poorhouse.

Ethics officer??? Really!!! Everyone from the top down was informed that he was using his office phone to advertise his business & all that came of it was that the ad was removed after the 9/26 newsletter. Who are you sleeping with up there...again?
                                                                                                                    Nov 9/14

Mike Parker
Your a big a$$hole,'!!!!!!!!!!!
                                                                                                                    Nov 9/14

Yes and I am very good at it, but lets not say anything bad about the dearly departed.

Lets not mention anything about the people at Hamilton Homes that never got their rent deposits back because the money mysteriously vanished along with the records, while Parker was in charge. Lets not mention how the FBI was investigating his management of Hamilton Homes. Lets not mention the records he falsified at the Assessors Office or the star exemptions he was handing out to his friends one of which, was for an empty lot. Lets not mention how he didn't think Veterans should get any property tax relief.

Lets just pretend the no good one-armed son of a bitch was really a great guy who went out of his way to help others.

He is dead.

I am glad and a lot of other people feel the same way.

This is part two of a series on voting.

The Constitution of the State of New York
[Registration and election laws to be passed]
§5. Laws shall be made for ascertaining, by proper proofs, the citizens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage hereby established, and for the registration of voters; which registration shall be completed at least ten days before each election. Such registration shall not be required for town and village elections except by express provision of law.
[Permanent registration]
§6. The legislature may provide by law for a system or systems of registration whereby upon personal application a voter may be registered and his or her registration continued so long as he or she shall remain qualified to vote from an address within the jurisdiction of the board with which such voter is registered.

[Manner of voting; identification of voters]
§7. All elections by the citizens, except for such town officers as may by law be directed to be otherwise chosen, shall be by ballot, or by such other method as may be prescribed by law, provided that secrecy in voting be preserved. The legislature shall provide for identification of voters through their signatures in all cases where personal registration is required and shall also provide for the signatures, at the time of voting, of all persons voting in person by ballot or voting machine, whether or not they have registered in person, save only in cases of illiteracy or physical disability.

Note from Captain Ed – The use of a signature at the time of voting is a good system as long as the registration process is done correctly.
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                    Nov 9/14





Today's Quote, November 8/14

“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.”
Marie Curie


James Michael Parker Sr., 72
Rot in hell you no good drunk and take Hank Babcock, Gosuck and all your Hamilton Homes partners in slime with you.

                                                                                                                    Nov 8/14


Fire dept

I was at the fire today and the chief looked like he was hammered!!! Not surprising since by noon he's usually sleeping off his FIRST drunk of the day!! At least he could stand on his own, unlike later on in the night at Gibbys!

                                                                                                                    Nov 8/14

Committee Recommends Public Hearing On Oswego’s Housing Choice Voucher Program
It is obvious that halfawicz does not have Hudders for neighbors. No story telling, every day facts of life. If his lips are moving he's lying, he could be Connie's twin.



                                                                                                                    Nov 6/14

cleaning house
Congratulations to Mike, for his victory, one down and six more to go. They better start looking for somebody else to screw, as the tax payers of Oswego look like they are ready to go through with their threats of finally getting rid of this useless, pathetic council !!
                                                                                                                    Nov 6/14

Voter Qualifications
This is the first of a series I will do on voting.
The Constitution of the State of New York
[Qualifications of voters]
Section 1. Every citizen shall be entitled to vote at every election for all officers elected by the people and upon all questions submitted to the vote of the people provided that such citizen is eighteen years of age or over and shall have been a resident of this state, and of the county, city, or village for thirty days next preceding an election.
1. A vote; a voice given in deciding a controverted question, or in the choice of a man for an office or trust.
5. In the United States, a person, native or naturalized, who has the privilege of exercising the elective franchise, or the qualifications which enable him to vote for rulers, and to purchase and hold real estate.
1. One who resides or dwells in a place for some time.
[Persons excluded from the right of suffrage]
§3. No person who shall receive, accept, or offer to receive, or pay, offer or promise to pay, contribute, offer or promise to contribute to another, to be paid or used, any money or other valuable thing as a compensation or reward for the giving or withholding a vote at an election, ...The legislature shall enact laws excluding from the right of suffrage all persons convicted of bribery or of any infamous crime.
IN'FAMOUS, adjective
3. Branded with infamy by conviction of a crime. An infamous person cannot be a witness.
[Certain occupations and conditions not to affect residence]
§4. For the purpose of voting, no person shall be deemed to have gained or lost a residence, by reason of his or her presence or absence, while employed in the service of the United States; nor while engaged in the navigation of the waters of this state, or of the United States, or of the high seas; nor while a student of any seminary of learning; nor while kept at any almshouse, or other asylum, or institution wholly or partly supported at public expense or by charity; nor while confined in any public prison.
Captain Ed Note – What this means is that for the purpose of voting a college student does not become a resident of the community that the college is in nor does the student lose the residency eligibility in the hometown from which they came.
5. A place of education; any school, academy, college or university, in which young persons are instructed in the several branches of learning which may qualify them for future employments.
Definition were taken fromWebster's 1828 Dictionary.
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                    Nov 6/14

The Queen Mary is in Italy. look out for the Return...eboli is in the air.
                                                                                                                    Nov 6/14


Cuomo loses Upstate
Oh the shock! Oh the humanities!
John Sullivan came all the way back to Oz to run his upstate campaign. What went wrong????

                                                                                                                    Nov 6/14


Sheldon Hall Renovated 2013 Exterior...Thanks to T. Simmonds
Stanley is taking the Credit and the Architects, and now the Facility Design and Construction Department, are getting the " Pats on thier Backs " again Mr. Simmonds needs to get all the Credit here..
F--K them......Great Job Tom for making Sheldon Hall stand for another 100 Years.
                                                                                                                    Nov 6/14

Use of county vehicles
Can someone give me an explanation why Shawn Walker gets to drive a county truck home every night and park it at his new garage he just built????? Ya know, the garage he built without ever displaying a permit until someone on here complained that he hadn't and the fence he put up without a permit with the good side facing his new garage and not his neighbors like it is supposed to. He is useless and I hope someone steps up and finally runs against him when his time is up. And another question wouldn't you think if you have a home that goes uninhabited for over 13 years with absolutely no upkeep and is falling down rotten it should have a big red X on it by code enforcement. Cmon firefighters you ride this way quite often when you run up to bosco's for subs....get the effin job done. There are more animals and rodents there called walker but again no response. Called him 6 times. Now a realty company from the tug hill area bought it for back taxes, is going to flip it and rent it out. WTF And what will become of the office that Gilligan gave to maffei now that he no longer needs it and what will become of his employee will she be grandfathered into another position????
                                                                                                                    Nov 6/14

Hey Pizza Hut....
The next time(won't be) my 'ol lady decides to purchase one of your pan pizzas & have it delivered for me to attempt to enjoy when I get home from work after 12 long, hard hours make sure you hold the f'n pubic hair will ya?! Be lucky if I don't try to sue you sons-a-bitches for an upset stomach and a lower lip transplant after un-hooking the thing from it...with its root of f'n cheese.
                                                                                                                    Nov 6/14

NY Great Lakes Region to Get Coastal Processes Specialist
Ithaca, NY; 11/7/14 NYSG and Cornell University Cooperative Extension will be making a Great Lakes Coastal Processes Extension educator available to communities along the freshwater shoreline of New York.

Funding from the Environmental Protection Fund under the authority of the New York Ocean and Great Lakes Ecosystem Conservation makes the three-year position available to provide community leaders, civic groups, and property and business owners with technical resources related to coastal erosion and hazards, including the impact of climate change and how to mitigate coastal flooding damage.

The service area is the New York Sea Grant Great Lakes region that includes Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

Applications for the position close November 30. More information is online at www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/articles/r/2364  http://www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/articles/r/2364> or call 607-255-2386.

New York Sea Grant, based at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, is part of a national network of 33 university-based programs working with coastal communities through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NOAA. Sea Grant research and outreach programs promote better understanding, conservation, and use of coastal resources in the U.S. New York Sea Grant is funded through the State University of New York, Cornell University and NOAA.

New York Sea Grant will oversee the new Coastal Processes educator in cooperation with Cornell University Cooperative Extension, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
                                                                                                                    Nov 6/14







Today's Quote, November 6/14

“It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time,

but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.”
Will Durant

It’s a good thing Mafei had those votes impounded.

Now he can see right to a digit how badly he lost and Katko won’t be able spin it.
                                                                                                                    Nov 6/14

Typewriter Artist - YouTube

                                                                                                                    Nov 6/14

For a long time I have said half the creative process is learning to see.

Despite this mans disabilities he truly has learned to see. I have been drawing since I can remember an just started painting about eighteen years ago but I am still learning to see.

Nurse who had sex with underage patient turns in his nursing license ………Oswego Nurse Suspended.


                                                                                                                    Nov 6/14

Election Results
Moe Todd won another close one. Unopposed is the only way he could have won after all the f**uckups in the Heidi Allen case came out. Mike Myers was no surprise. The writing is on the wall now for Gillen, Halfwhit and VanBuren. Next November they will be out on the street.
                                                                                                                    Nov 6/14

Penfield Library (SUCO Oswego) Where ideas, Learning, and Innovation connect.

Really? How about a more accurate statement. Lets alter it to fit the REAL library-
.. ..Where the main desk supervisor is a calculating b*t*h, who cheats on her time sheet, goofs off, and has control issues over other staff.... where librarians do what they want as unprofessionally as they want. (and back up the BIT*H above, because of her "health history"). And-the staff snob factor is only out done by their gossiping abilities. At least useless MB Bell is out of there

The best staff left long ago from that "unionized" HELL HOLE.
HR wake up out there....
                                                                                                                    Nov 6/14


Parolee Charged With Murder In Drowning Death Of Teen

2014 New York Governor Election Results







Today's Quote, November 5/14

“Democrats never agree on anything, that's why they're Democrats.

If they agreed with each other, they would be Republicans.”
Will Rogers


Katko wins Oswego County by 28.2%

24th Congretional District

Candidate                                Cay.           Ono.            Osw.           Way.         Total          Pct.

Daniel B. Maffei (D-WF)       6,690        50,589        6,057         982          64,318       40.9%

John M. Katko (R-C-I)        11,531       68,023       10,832        2,406         92,792      59.1%


2nd Ward Oswego

Candidate                                                      Total                   Percent

Pat McLaughlin (D-Working Together)      290                    51.1%

Michael R. Myers (R-C-I)                          278                 48.9%


Massachusetts fire captain accused of using golf club to attack 3 trick-or-treaters

                                                                                                                    Nov 5/14

Vote for Mary K. D. Suco President

                                                                                                                    Nov 5/14

Glenn Collins charged with ripping off renters of unfit home where carbon monoxide killed child


                                                                                                                    Nov 5/14




Today's Quote, November 4/14

"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act."
Andre Malraux

Sorry but no more political post will be accepted until after the election.

Showdown looms in Heidi Allen case with witnesses, evidence expected at January hearing


                                                                                                                    Nov 4/14

Parents not the state decide the upbringing and education of their child.
Over the years the courts have emphatically declared that parents decide the upbringing and education of their child – not the state.

In Pierce vs The Society of Sisters (1925) - The unanimous Court held that "the fundamental liberty upon which all governments in this Union repose excludes any general power of the State to standardize its children by forcing them to accept instruction from public teachers only."
Also - “the court held that the law (compulsory public school the 14th Amendment attendance through 8th grade) violated the 14th Amendment by unreasonably interfering with the liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children”
In West Virginia Board of Education vs Barnette (1943) with a 6 – 3 decision - Writing for the majority, Justice Jackson argued that "[i]f there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein."
ARTICLE XI of the New York State Constitution.
[Common schools]
Section 1. The legislature shall provide for the maintenance and support of a system of free common schools, wherein all the children of this state may be educated.
[Use of public property or money in aid of denominational schools prohibited; transportation of children authorized]
§3. Neither the state nor any subdivision thereof, shall use its property or credit or any public money, or authorize or permit either to be used, directly or indirectly, in aid or maintenance, other than for examination or inspection, of any school or institution of learning wholly or in part under the control or direction of any religious denomination, or in which any denominational tenet or doctrine is taught, but the legislature may provide for the transportation of children to and from any school or institution of learning.
3. A class, society or collection of individuals, called by the same name; as a denomination of christians. Webster's 1828 Dictionary.
What all this boils down to is that the state is to provide public schools that do not teach sectarianism or denominationalism of any type, religious or otherwise. Parents can choose what type of school they want their children to attend.
The rulings of the court clearly indicate that the teaching of the school cannot conflict with the values or principles of the parents. Generally there are no conflicts with scientific or technical curricula. The subjective courses can cause problems. It would be my recommendation that these courses have no grades nor indications of pass/fail. That will allow the student and or parent to opt out of that which they find objectionable.
Testing in subjective matter would be to determine the appreciation for the range of local to global world communities and cultures with no prejudice as to majority or minority views taken by the student.
It is my humble opinion that the spirit of the laws suggest that the responsibility of the state to provide schools never intended to place a tax burden on a family such that any reasonable chance for a choice of schools would be financially impaired leaving only one option open – that being public schools and the possibility of state indoctrination.

Captain Ed
                                                                                                                    Nov 4/14

Pat Bombard charged again with grand larceny.

                                                                                                                    Nov 4/14






Today's Quote, November 3/14

“Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?”
Marie Antoinette


More than 190 Buffalo firefighters sue over hearing damage

                                                                                                                    Nov 3/14

Morgan Tetro
I knew Morgan in 2009 when she was a real estate agent for Realty USA. Her mom also worked there. What a shock! I wonder what will happen to her husbands Peanut
Character collection
                                                                                                                    Nov 3/14

5% Tax Cap is an Illusion
By voting for a 5% tax cap on the tax rate, you, as an individual, have given up your right to challenge all tax rate increases up to 4.99% in the City of Oswego for the rest of your life. When the budget comes due, and is below 5%, you will have no complaint as to why it went up, and rest assured, there will be a 4.99% tax rate increase every year from this year on. over the next 20 years you rate will double.
Now, if it goes above 5%, you will be able to vote it down in a special election, which you will have to pay for as this election will be outside the normal election cycle (about $15-$20,000 I hear). As there is no contingency budget provided for in the law, the city will have no budget to be able to run the city with and will have to borrow money which will have to be paid back with interest in the same budget year it was voted down in, causing the rate to again go up, or they can have massive la-offs to make up the cost of running the city.
You might want to give this a second look before you buy a pig in a poke!
                                                                                                                    Nov 3/14

5% Tax Cap
Please remember to vote for the tax cap proposal Tuesday. This proposal doesn't say the tax rate has to be increased 5% nor does it say the tax rate can never be increased more than 5%. It just states that if the council wants to raise our taxes more than 5% it has to be voted on by the public. Personally, I think a 5% increase is abhorrent, but after a 2 year 61% increase some control has to be established. Gillen, Kaplewicz, VanBuren and the rest of the council can no longer be trusted, so until we can get them out of office this is the best we can do.
                                                                                                                    Nov 3/14

What ever became of the Ollie's that was going to open in Oz? City fathers run them out?
They probably could not afford the bribes needed to get their permits.
                                                                                                                    Nov 3/14







Today's Quote, November 2/14

"I'd felt that a man without a woman was like a neck without a pain"
Kinky Friedman


What a small minded community we live in. Both comments about the tetro's were just plain effin stupid. Who cares if she runs down 48 or whatever her next running is going to be down the hall of a prison. She is an ugly person to be able to have done what she did to that woman. And in prison looks don't matter. The only one happy with any of this is Halbritter because he got 3/4's of the money. So the only good outcome from any of this is that BOTH of their ugly asses are thrown in prison for many many years and that no plea deals come of this. That poor woman served her country well and for a long time. When you "serve" your country you sign a blank check to give your all. And they just thought it was their turn to take advantage of that check. I would love 5 minutes alone in a room with them and a baseball bat. That would be just punishment. And if I am not mistaken HE is related to the pedophile landlord from Fulton.
                                                                                                                    Nov 2/14

Government schizophrenia.
The rights of the community supersede the right of the individual.
You can abridge the rights of a gun owner because of the potential danger you feel they possess by having the gun even though as a person they do not exhibit nor have they ever exhibited felonious or deranged symptoms. Pre-symptomatic individual human rights abridgments being permitted for reasons of public health and safety rights.

The rights of the individual supersede the rights of the community.
You cannot abridge the rights of an ebola contactee because of the potential danger they possess by having a lethal and communicable disease which you feel is of no consequence when they do not exhibit nor have they exhibited infectious or pre-infectious symptoms. Pre-symptomatic abridgments of individual human rights denied as they supersede public health and safety rights.
                                                                                                                    Nov 2/14

Tetro Family
Ahhhh the famous Tetro family aint Fraud a family trait?
Living with pride in my doublewide.
                                                                                                                    Nov 2/14

I cannot believe the people of Oswego can not see the fraud in the tax cap proposition.
This is racketeering.
You are essentially permitting the school yard bully the right to take a lesser part of your lunch money on the agreement that they will not immediately take a greater part and reserve to them the right to increase their extortion incrementally over time.
If responsible authorities cannot remove this from the ballot in time then I call upon them to void the passage or failure of this tyranny.
I demand an investigation by the justice system.
                                                                                                                    Nov 2/14





Today's Quote, November 1/14

"Pleasure is oft a visitant; but pain / Clings cruelly to us."
John Keats

Name This Singer From The 50s

5% proposal explained
Looks like someone can't understand the difference between a tax rate and a tax increase.
The 2014 tax rate went up 44%.
The 44% refers to the INCREASE in the tax rate.

The 2014 tax RATE is $14.4 per thousand of assessed value.
If that number goes up more than 5%, that's when the voters would have their say.

Hopefully most voters aren't like you and understand the difference between a tax rate and a tax increase and will vote "yes" on the proposal.
                                                                                                                    Nov 1/14

screw up
Sorry about the tax rate issue. I just found out that the tax rate,. is different than the tax increase. Meaning the tax rate is say, $10. Per thousand they can only raise your RATE to $10.49 , without going to the voters’, if the proposition passes Any person in their right mind has to vote YES on this, if you vote no you are giving the council, who ever it will be, a blank check!!
                                                                                                                    Nov 1/14

When dealing with the crooks in Oz it is easy to assume the worst case first. In fact you would be foolish not to. When I first read it I got the same impression as you so I went back over it. I was going to put a note on the post last night but forgot.


To the person talking about the tetro wife being ugly. Maybe you should put a pic of yourself on here. I'm sure you are a fine looking individual especially seeing as though you look for people running down 48 bareass.
The trailer park called they looking for you. They need their deviant back. That's you .
                                                                                                                    Nov 1/14




Today's Quote, Oct. 31/14

"This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it"
John Adams

In response to the vicious taunts toward Jim Eby I have read here recently-you are so wrong. It is very obvious you don't know Mr. Eby, and are just foaming at the mouth. In fact has anyone noticed, the very LACK of bad mouthing between these two candidates? I have. There has been no finger pointing or back stabbing between these two candidates during this tight campaign for judgeship. This alone, should tell you something. Oswego (this time around) is fortunate to have two candidates that are equally devoted to the causes that the Family Court involves, and either will make a suburb judge. They are both strong advocates for the county, for area families, and for appropriate judgmental decisions.

However, in the case of the vitriol being spewed forth regarding Mr. Eby, I must comment that this is all garbage. Jim Eby, is a GREAT dad, and grandfather. A true gentleman. I bet you didn't know that his son, who was adopted, along with the daughter, have been raised in the best manner possible by both the Eby's, and continue, into adulthood to receive much support, in all ways possible. There is so much the general public cannot know, and should not know regarding the inner workings of the family unit. These latest posts with venom aimed at Jim are so wrong, it is laughable. Jim Eby has treated his kids fairly, and many times has stepped up to assist them, yes, even in their adulthood decisions. He is supportive, generous, and loving, as a parent and a grandparent. As far as his marriages, again there is much the public has no business knowing. However suffice it to say, it was not Mr. Eby who did the 'dumping'. He went through a terrible time, yet continued in his practice, keeping his grief and pain out of the public eye and assisting many Oswegoians with their own wretched problems, many without sufficient means to compensate him. What right do you have to be the finger pointer to a failed marriage? Do you think either Jim or the wife in question did not suffer as we all do when a marriage ends? Were you behind their closed doors? Were you present during the legal proceedings and distributions? Did you witness the 'fallout' after the divorce? You don't have a clue.

I have seen and experienced in my own family- Jim's incredible compassion, generosity, listening ear, and legal wisdom in and out of the courtroom. There is no better lawyer in this area by far, than Jim Eby. If someone needing legal counsel is fortunate enough to retain Jim, they have the best representation possible.

As far as the Family Court Judge election, we cannot lose here, either Jim or Lou Ann will represent the county with fairness and a firm hand, and it's about time this change happens. We are very fortunate this time around.
                                                                                                                    Oct. 31/14

Dam Siren
Hooray! Progress....I can no longer hear the “dam” siren in Scriba.

tax rate
You got to be kidding me, 5% more than the previous years tax rate! They screwed that proposition up, it should read a tax rate of 5%or more should go to the voters!! This means we could have a tax increase of 49%, and the voters have no say!! What the f—k is wrong with this city. All the work that went into this and it is worded that way? Somebody better get their shit together. 45%+4 =49 this year ,next year 49+4=53, and so on, THE VOTERS GET SCREWED AGAIN. Only in ASSwego!!!
                                                                                                                    Oct. 31/14

Vote for Mary K. Suco President !
She said she Could do a Better Job Then Stanley

I heard her !!
                                                                                                                    Oct. 31/14

Tibedeau Judge
Back in the day that judge was a major crack head. He was probably one of Gary’s best customers.
                                                                                                                    Oct. 31/14

Instead of appearing in court, deputies opt to take forged timesheets case to grand jury


                                                                                                                    Oct. 31/14

County Family Court Judge
I recently had the experience of observing Luann Coleman Rucynski in a court room setting and the only word that comes to mind is disturbing. Expecting the court of law to be a place of dignity and professionalism I was baffled at her lack of respect for those involved in the case against her and the opposing legal team. From rants to temper tantrums to downright name calling and underhandedness, it was theatrical at best. There were actually times I felt embarrassed for her and her client because of her crass behavior. Not being familiar with who she was I asked a local who knew her and he explained before she was a lawyer she was a barmaid at one of the local rougher establishments. She was a single mom bartending and decided to go to law school, Kudos to her, law school and passing the bar are no easy task and doing it being a single mom and barmaid is commendable. But seeing she is running for the position of judge is a bit scary and concerning. The drama, theatrics and bias she represented may be acceptable from a lawyer but it is completely unacceptable from a judge who will have the power to decide the fate of children and their families. It may be acceptable behavior in the bar room but not in the court of law. She was the only Democratic candidate to step forward unopposed, so the Democratic Party may be stuck with supporting her but the voters are not. As she even said it’s not about voting for your party, it’s about voting for the best candidate. So as a registered Democrat I am doing just that and voting for Jim Eby, the Republican candidate who demonstrates nothing but professionalism and has the experience and integrity to make fair and accurate decisions based on the law,not emotions and tantrums. Voters think long and hard this is a very important position in our county that deserves fairness and dignity.
                                                                                                                    Oct. 31/14








Check This Out
Mayor Gillen Authorizes the sale of the midtown parking to a corporation owned by Sutton Company for $1,000. (click on the resolution below) Now go to the website for the Sutton Real Estate Company LLC. Look under the column titled Property Management. The third name down is Roxanna Gillen. http://www.suttoncos.com/about/our-team.cfm

                                                                                                                    July 15/14

Well I guess know we know why the price was only 1,000. The resolution was sponsored by Myers and second by Kapelwicz. I guess this explains why Gillen was so quick to participate in Myer's resignation/reappointment scam.
Back about 2007 a person who was looking to purchase the Midtown Shoping Plaza came to the common council asking to buy the city owned Midtown Parking Lot/Garage. The council agreed upon a deal, which would have sold the parking lots for I believe 250,000 but it was contingent upon his purchase of the Plaza. That way you did not end up with separate owners and all the potential problems that might arise from that. For what ever reason the deal did not happen while I was in office. For once I guess Broadwell had a right to bitch after all.

Does anyone remember the sidewalk game of stinky fish in the 40's.. I believe it was called that. The small square with a dot in it in the sidewalk,and you had to go around that one or you were "it". Used on the way to school or movies in those days. Can't find it on the net…Oh the memories huh. ONW
                                                                                                                    July 15/14
Yes it was still ongoing in the 50s. I think they were actually surveyor’s marks.

Ritchie Secures $148,000 For Local Libraries
State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $148,000 in special funding to help enhance services at libraries throughout Central and Northern New York.
Oswego Public Library: $3,000
Oswego County School Library System: $1,500
There should be sufficient money to pay off one tab, just enough to keep drinking, and there might be money left for that 'Tea Party' Reading Room.

Miles of 'Bad Roads' Becker May Now Be Able to Pay His Bar Tabs!
Ritchie Secures $148,000 For Local Libraries

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $148,000 in special funding to help enhance services at libraries throughout Central and Northern New York.
Oswego Public Library: $3,000
Oswego County School Library System: $1,500
There should be sufficient money to pay off one tab, just enough to keep drinking, and there might be money left for that 'Tea Party' Reading Room.
                                                                                                                    July 15/14

I have been trying to get the city to do something about the garbage in our neighborhood off and on since March. It seems to keep resufacing. On July 9th I notified Mr. Todd about the garbage and he informed me he would issue a work order the next morning. I have, also, notified the Mayor, Sue Deary, our legislator, Mr. Muclahey. I called the health department and spoke with Judy Naoti. Judy told me that the county has no control over the city. Of course, I still have to pay County taxes even though I live in the city. They all say they will look into it. As of today the garbage is still growing, along with a television and other junk. Where is Pat Kelly? Oh, I know zoning let her go because she was not doing her job. Who is doing the job now?
The County is talking about closing the dump and this is what this property looks like with the dump still open. Any one have suggestions how to solve the situation.
                                                                                                                    July 15/14

Perhaps if Councilor VanBuren spent less time kiss assing with the OFD and more time seeing to the quality of life in the sixth ward the prostitute would be gone.
                                                                                                                    July 15/14



City Of Oswego, NY Firefighter Arrested


Joseph Smegelsky, Jr. Was arrested after an investigation by the New York State Comptrollers Office and the New York State Police determined there was a "misappropriation of nearly $20,000 in department funds" at the Minetto, NY Volunteer Fire Dept. where he also served, as their Chief.




Here is the gross pay this HERO collected as an Oswego City Fireman.

2011 - $59,803
2012 - $59,392
2013 - $62,616

According to some media reports he has a side business going like all the other Oswego Heroes. I suppose their union president Mr. Geracy will be coming out with a statement telling us these things would not happen if only the firemen were paid a living wage.

 I am sure that if any of this information is incorrect Joey will send in another post and let all us asswipes know about it.


 Meanwhile let's take up a collection and buy him some soap on a rope.


Watch and see what happens next. I bet Gilligan gives him a paid vacation.



Today's Quote, July 2/14


“Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.”
G. K. Chesterton


Oswego's finest screwing the taxpayers once again spotted at Dicks Sporting Goods in Great Northern Mall on 6/22/14.....didn't know they sold food there....or were they perhaps getting a new set up clubs at our expense??? Would still like to see the tab for the turning stone "conference" they went to....a whole weekend at the turning stone??? meals, rooms, drinks, etc???? The worst part is it will never change. No matter who is mayor they will always be controlled by the f.d. and no one will run against our current council members. Oswego has become homeowners to few (I stand corrected good homeowners) and is a city full of renters.
                                                                                                                    July 2/14

That was probably just Smegelsky picking up some guns. They should be checking the video at Dicks to see who was with him. That hero should be arrested too.
                                                                                                                    July 2/14

Minetto Chief
People like that are paranpiod about someone else stealing what they just stole so naturally he would need to get a gun to protect all his or should I say our stuff.
                                                                                                                    July 2/14


Ambulance Numbers

Yes, they are not as correct as they should be as I left off the 2 additional firemen that go out on Ambulance #2 and many of the other expenses that can be attributed to the ambulance service . In reality here is a $300,000 loss each year without he expense of a new ambulance. The point is, we will never make a profit on this service; have a fully qualified ambulance located in Oswego (Menter) that can handle all emergencies; could cut 15 men from the department with all their benefits and return $2,000,000 to the taxpayers; while cutting the long term obligation of retirement and the padding of such for years to come.
Unfortunately, the obtuse Mayor, Council, and most of all ,Fire Chief, have another agenda and it is not in the best interest of he taxpayers. McCrobie probably was, at one time, a good fireman, but as a chief and leader lacks in total credibility. The way overtime is handed out only shows that he is helping to bump up he retirement of the soon to retire firemen by thousands of taxpayers dollars. There is a belief that hey will all get their turn is the OT merry-go-round, but the fact is, the tier 6 firemen will never see that benefit. The new anti padding law passed and signed by he governor will not allow tier 6 employees to add any more than $15,000 to their retirement benefits, and they will now have to go for the last 5 years instead of 3. If I were a tier 6, I would tell the tier 5's to stick their $50.00 they pay for the OT and start taking their share of the OT, because it will all be ending when all the tier 5's retire.
                                                                                                                    July 2/14

Minetto Fire Chief
I asked a few weeks ago if anybody knew what was going on with Minetto's Fire Chief well here you go.
Stole $20,000 from the fire department. I'm going to guess he possibly stole more since he's being held with no bail. Coinsedently though he just bought a piece of property behind his own for $20,000. Don't believe me? Here's the property taxes. Coincident? You should take a drive by his property to check it out. Constantly cars & trucks are being 'stored' there and then disappear. Camper was there for a whole summer now that's gone. I even seen the Minetto's fire truck pull up to his vacant property hook on a utility trailer with all the fireman in it and take off. Now Minetto Fire Dept has plenty of property to store at their station. Why would they use his? I offend wondered why a property owner who only has 1/4 acre of grass need a 0 point turn lawn mower? Probably the fire departments.


                                                                                                                    July 2/14



The Leotta Saga Continues

Here are a series of three letters sent between former mayor Cahill and former 3rd alderman John Canale. As you can see Cahill had only been in office a few months and he was already covering for  Leotta and refusing to release what should have been public information to an elected city official. Cahill was probably the biggest drunk to hold the office of mayor in recent memory with the possible exception of his protégé John Gosek.


Leotta has been put in charge of Sewers and the Treatment plants, the High Dam, Zoning and god knows what else yet he has no qualifications or certifications for any of these. In the coming weeks I hope to produce additional documents with questionable signatures and expose instances of crooked dealings through the zoning office.









Long before the LION, IO, and Eye On Oswego, there was another tell all media source.

SCRUTINY, was printed on a mimeograph and sold for the price of a nickel. This was radical for the time (in Oz) but kindled a fire which still burns today.


Continuing where SCRUTINY left off, the LION intends to pursue the corruption in the City Engineers/Zoning Office until Tony Leotta is fired or brought to justice. The following five pages from thirty-eight years ago only begin to tell the story of this lying sack or sh!t and those who have covered up for him. If you have had any dealings with this man or been a victim of the corruption in his office and wish to make it public email your stories, pictures, or what have you to editor@oswegonylion.com


All communications will be kept confidential.

As evidence is gathered it will be forwarded to the appropriate State and Federal authorities.








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solid citizens set about screwing their friends and neighbors.

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RE: Oswego Corruption
Here are some places you should send your complaints.
Do not waste your time with the county DAs office.

Office of the State Comptroller

Division of Investigations
59 Maiden Lane
30th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10038
212-383- 2502



Office of the State Comptroller
Division of Investigations
110 State Street

Albany, N.Y.   12236-0001


New York State Office of the Attorney General
Public Integrity Unit
120 Broadway, 22nd Floor
New York, N.Y. 10271



New York State Reigonal Office of the Attorney General
615 Erie Boulevard West, Suite 102
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone Number: (315)448-4800

Consumer Frauds Number: (315)448-4848
Fax Numers:
(315)448-4853 (Main Number)
(315)448-4851 (Consumer Frauds Bureau)
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday

United States Justice Department
Organized Crime & Racketeering
James Handley Federal Building
Syracuse, N.Y. 13261

Federal Bureau of Investigation
James Handley Federal Building
Syracuse, N.Y. 13261

New York State Police
1220 Washington Avenue
Building 22
Albany, NY 12226-2252


New York State Police
Fulton, NY

6 East 12th Street,

Fulton, NY 13069



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