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for information on the death of Thomas Coyle
Follow this link and see how Joanne and Jeffrey Bateman went about screwing their friends and neighbors.
Today's Quote May 23/13
“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”
Arthur Conan Doyle
Pickin on firemen
Why is it that people complain on this site about one or two guys going to get food for at least 8 and possibly 12 with one vehicle? Apparently. These people who complain don't drive by dunkin donutes, the nice n easy across across from KFC out east, don't forget about McDonald's several times a day the Dpw has more heavy equipment parked on the side of the street for break than the OFD ever thought of.
The DPW works all over the city all day long.
The Firemen are supposed to be on duty in the firehouse waiting for an emergency or fire. What happens if there is an emergency or fire at the high school and the heroes are out to the Price Chopper or Boscos shopping? There is another five minutes added to the response time. If it is not a fire they probably just tell 911 to send Menter.
The FEMA Worm Turning
FEMA is just another of those programs that are well intended and poorly administered, becoming opportunities for government handouts. I know people who lost a few shingles from their roofs in a wind storm and got FEMA to replace the entire roof at no cost to them. It will be interesting to see just how Okies behave in the wake of the storm as compared to the folks of New Jersey or “Nawrlins.” I suspect that Okies will react to the disaster in much the same way that Iowans and other Mid-Westerners react to flooding. What’s that? You weren’t aware of Iowa’s floods?
John R. Clark, Sr. obituary
Amen..Amen. So like John. He will be missed.
The Paradox of Our Time/Age...
I agree with you Michelle. In fact this was happening while Jesus walked the earth. An example would be the scribes and Pharisees. They loved public adoration and thought of themselves as seperate or better than the rest. Sadly,many truly believed these men to be Holy. Outwardly,they played the part. But,Jesus knew better and called them on it. In reality, just sheep in wolves clothing! HMMM...reminds of something... the Vatican maybe? MATTHEW 12:34 "O generation of vipers,how can ye,being evil,speak good things?For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh." MATTHEW 23:27 "Woe unto you,scribes and Pharisees,hypocrites! For ye are like unto whited sepulchres ,which indeed appear beautiful outward,but are within full of dead men's bones,and of all uncleanness." MATTHEW 23:33 "Ye serpents,ye generation of vipers,how can ye escape the damnation of hell?" ECCLESIASTES 1:9 "The thing that hath been,it is that which shall be;and that which is done is that which shall be done:and there is no new thing under the sun." I am going to end this post with an essay. This essay appeared in 'Words Aptly Spoken,' Dr. Moorehead's 1995 collection of prayers,homilies and monologues.Anyone familiar with Dr. Moorehead is probably aware that he himself seems a living paradox.I am not condoning what he was accused of.However,we cannot deny that much of the content in his essay is still relevant today. MATTHEW 23:3 "All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say and do not."
The Paradox of Our Age
By: Dr. Bob Moorehead (1995)
1. We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers,
Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.
We spend more, but have less, We buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families,
More conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees but less sense,
More knowledge, but less judgment,
More experts, yet more problems,
More medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much,
Spend too recklessly, laugh too little,
Drive too fast, get too angry,
Stay up too late, get up too tired, Read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too little.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too little, and hate too often.
We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life.
We’ve added years to life not life to years.
We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour.
We conquered outer space but not inner space.
We’ve done larger things, but not better things.
We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.
We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.
We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less.
We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait.
We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion,
Tall men and short character,
Steep profits and shallow relationships.
These are the days of two incomes but more divorce,
Fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.
It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stockroom.
Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.
Remember, to say, “I love you” to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it.
A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind. And Always Remember:Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,but by the moments that take our breath away.
Help Wanted Part Time Mostly yard work.
Maybe if we all send in a shopping list to the fire dept. or the mayors office we could be picked up and taken to do our grocery shopping.
I see now we are hiding around the corner trying to fool everyone.
Today's Quote May 22/13
"Love is a serious mental disease."
Just because many profess to be Christian certainly doesn't make it true. Many in the church are false converts. The Bible talks of it and I believe we are seeing it....the church is mostly an apostate church. Sad, sad, sad.
Obama Administration Blunders
I find it interesting to note that the several Obama supporters from during the election campaign, particularly Luculent, remain completely in the background during the current controversies, even though Luculent makes sporadic posting appearances on the LION which suggests he/she is constantly lurking. I suppose that he/she considers the best defense to be willful ignorance.
Who is Ed Mezvinsky ?
Edward "Ed" Mezvinsky, born January 17, 1937, is a former Democratic congressman. He represented Iowa 's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for two terms, from 1973 to 1977. He sat on the House Judiciary Committee that decided the fate of Richard Nixon. He and the Clinton's were very politically intertwined for years.
In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. He was sentenced to 80 months in (Federal) prison.
Ed Mezvinsky embezzled more than $10 million dollars from people via both a ponzi scheme and the notorious Nigerian e-mail scams.
After serving five years in federal prison, he was released in April 2008. He remained on federal probation through 2011, and still owes $9.4 million in restitution to his victims.
So who is Ed Mezvinsky? He's Chelsea Clinton's father-in law.
Has anyone heard mention of this in any of the media?
Some say there is no double standard in politics .
The young couple are purchasing a 5,000 square foot $10.5 million dollar apartment across from Madison Square Park .
This guy was arrested twelve years ago. That probably has something to do with the lack of media coverage. OH darn there goes another right wing conspiracy theory.
Oswego Council Seeks To Implement A Bed Tax
DOE’S THIS INCLUDE THE HUDDERS???
I wonder if Oklahoma's two Republican Senators (Corbin & Inhofe) will oppose disaster relief funding for the OKC tornado victims as they did for the victims of Superstorm Sandy and Joplin Missouri.
They even voted against funding FEMA. The worm has turned!!
re2:Born Again Landscaper...
Point well taken. While writing that post, that side of the coin had not occured to me.Thank you:)
Today's Quote May 21/13
"Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught."
Honore de Balzac
John R. Clark, Sr.
Predeceased by his parents Joseph F. and Olga (Yablonski), his twin
Joseph F. Jr., and his wife Scherie (Symborski). He is survived by
his children: Maria A. Przy(spell it)--- and John R. Jr. , his
brother George M. , his lady Cheryl L. Joyce, her children Bill and
Sibyl Carnal, and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A lifelong resident and LeMoyne graduate, he tried accounting, tax
consulting and computer programming as co-owner and operater of
Control Systems Automated Accounting for over 25 years, retiring to
the woods before his 50th birthday.
John was proud of his home economics, conservation and the ability to
live comfortably with little resources.
"instead of studying how to make it worth men's while to buy my baskets,
I studied rather how to avoid the necessity of selling them."
A lover of old tools, old ways and cabin fever, the time of his life
was spent with Milady of the Lake, the Woods and the Snow: finding
all the lovely ways to burn.
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not
learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover
that I had not lived."
He enjoyed the cameraderie of sport and played at basketball,
softball, handball and tennis, and assisted in the rebirth of the
Leprechauns in the 70's.
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it
is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music
which he hears"
On return to the city in later years he was lured to the internet and
talked about books as johnr60 and vented opinions on local politics as
The local tavern knew him as a confirmed reprobate, and ne'er do well
prognosticator, while he was well-read, a critic and philsopher who
enjoyed debate with any who would listen and many who would not.
"And malt does more than Milton can
To justify Gods ways to man.
Ale, man, ale ís the stuff to drink
For fellows whom it hurts to think:"
Instead of flowers or contributions, mourners who wish, might like
to someday sponsor a beverage for the person on their left. Maybe
someone will miss him.
"The laws of God, the laws of man
He may keep that will and can
Not I: Let God and man decree
Laws for themselves and not for me;
And if my ways are not as theirs
Let them mind their own affairs.
Their deeds I judge and most condemn
Yet when did I make laws for them?"
RE:,Born Again Landscaper....
Sorry, I wasn’t trying to single you out. It just seems that people in general around OZ are reluctant to name names when it comes to somebody doing something a bit dishonest or shady. If a man cheats his employee, then it might just be that he would cheat his customers too and the public ought to know what they are dealing with. Maybe if the word was out, he might reform. Alas, this is just another OZism, like supporting local businesses even though you get second-rate goods and services. For example, where in OZ can you go to buy a good new car?
Easy question-complicated answer?
Why does the middle school have a
sign on the fence saying “Home of the
Bucks. I thought that was the
high school. Must be nice to be
There's No Place Like Home
These shots were taken on my neighbors light on his front porch. Hope to have some pics of the babies soon!
Thanks Ed for the info on the old brick roads.
Q. Why do they have fire lanes at the malls in Ozwego?
A. That is where the fire trucks park when the heroes are shopping.
Today's Quote May 20/13
"Three things cannot be long hidden:the sun,the moon and the truth."
I share the sadness since JC was one of the few contributors that consistently demonstrated wisdom and actual knowledge rather than speaking emotionally and basing his statements on hearsay. I often wished that he were one of our city leaders – he could have made Oswego, and OZ, a much better place to live. I only wish I had known him personally as well as through the LION.
The problem hasn't gone away
At year end the big story was just how over budget Oswego County Sheriffs Department was due to over crowding issues at the jail and having to house inmates outside of county. Where is the outrage now....DO YOU THINK FOR ONE MINUTE THAT PROBLEM HAS CHANGED? The Corrections officers have to deal with heavy loads of overtime and juggle the none stop line of inmates coming and going. Shipping out inmates to other counties is costing Oswego County $1000's of dollars a year in wasted funds. Maybe it is time for the Department of Social Services to start doing there job. Why do we continue foodstamps and other forms of assistance when someone is in jail? Maybe if DSS would put someone in charge of tracking these model citizens the county could save enough money to add on to the jail and make working conditions safer for the people.
RE:,Born Again Landscaper....
Let me be clear;I am only interested in TRUTH.I have my reasons for not disclosing any names.The fact that you may or may not believe me is not my concern.I am confident that whom the post was intented for will have gotten the message.Whether they choose to do the right thing,that's their choice.
U.S. Embassy and Consulate Attacks Under President GW Bush:
January 22, 2002: US consulate at Kolkata, 5 Killed
June 14, 2002: US Consulate at Karachi, 12 Killed
February 28, 2003: US Embassy at Islamabad, 2 Killed
June 30, 2004: US Embassy at Tashkent, 2 Killed
December 6, 2004: US Compound at Saudi Arabia, 9 Killed
March 2, 2006: US Consulate in Karachi, 2 Killed
September 12, 2006: US Embassy at Syria, 4 Killed
March 18, 2008 US Embassy at Yemen, 2 Killed
July 9, 2008: US Consulate at Istanbul, 6 Killed
September 17, 2008 US Embassy at Yemen, 16 Killed
TOTAL DEATHS: 60
OUTRAGED REPUBLICANS: 0
U.S. Embassy and Consulate Attacks Under President Obama:
Cairo and Benghazi are the only attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission in non-war countries during his presidency—both instigated by right winger Terri Jones.
Afghanistan: Embassy targeted by the Taliban September 2012, US diplomat killed April 2013, is a country at war.
TOTAL DEATHS: 5
OUTRAGED REPUBLICANS: Every GOP up for re-election
Journalists are supposed to contrast politicians' claims with these facts.
Democrats' sympathy and respect regarding Bush's 60 diplomatic deaths is viewed by the GOP as a political weakness
Suco, Suco, Suco, Again
And let the Summer begin............Ha, Ha !!!!!!!!!
Today's Quote May 19/13
“War does not determine who is right - only who is left.”
Born Again Landscaper
It’s funny, but whenever someone volunteers out of the blue that they are “born again,” my hand instinctively flies to my left buttock to see if my wallet is still there. And that happens not just in OZ. Once again, I wonder why people around here are afraid to name names if what they say is fact.
In OZ the other hand better be covering your wee wee.
Our Old Streets
Just thought I'd share this pic of how our roads use to be. I remember driving over these bricks in my dad's 56 Buick. I can't remember when they were covered up with black top maybe you remember Ed.
1960-65 Water St…. W. Oneida from Water to 5th and I believe parts of West 2nd, 3rd & 4th between Bridge and Utica St were still brick. I think by 1975 pretty much everything was covered. In the 50s Mitchell St. was poured concrete out to St. Pauls.
Except for areas that saw major construction the bricks are still down there along with some of the old trolley tracks and probably a few bodies.
Can Someone Answer This Question?
On Thursday I was heading north on W 1st Street and was waiting for the light on W 1st and Bridge to go east over the bridge. A firetruck from the West Side Fire Station came roaring up W 1st street going south lights a flashing and with a screaming siren, so I waited as required by law. The fire truck tuned left onto Bridge and went east, the same direction I was heading. I followed it at a very safe distance and it turned left (north) up E 8th Street and went to Seneca St and turned left and went west for about 2 blocks and stopped. I turned right and went about my business. The question is ;" why would a fire truck come from the West side Fire Station on a call when the incident was less than three blocks from the East side Fire Station"? I find that very bazaar and not very efficient. Why didn't the East Side Department answer this Call?
Can someone answer this question, (not a fireman) that makes sense ?
OPEN HOUSE -- 28 TWIN ORCHARD DRIVE -- SUNDAY MAY 19th, 12:00- 2:00
On a sad note today, we say goodbye to one of our readers and occasional contributors, John Clark.
He is the third in as many years. His frank and factual commentary will be missed.
Today's Quote May 18/13
“Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
Today's LION Site
Sad. Look again at what our city, state and country has come to (or has the internet made us aware and it's always been so?)
Businesses, doctors and firefighters.
The comment from a Sheila Warner in the firefighters article says it all about Oswego, especially. Do we just keep paying and paying them all and no one even does the job of double checking time sheets? Our Fire Chief? What exactly does he do? We've got our school board buying useless and unnecessary property from the board's president, John Dunsmoor. Has that check been issued to him yet? Has anyone over there said - conflict of interest?
Congress gets 239 days OFF each year. Almost $190,000 each and that's not extra for being on a so-called Committee.
Will the taxpayers ever know anything about what these people do behind closed doors and how they all get away with it?
Didn't think so.
Local Fire Trucks At Price Chopper
On at least three occasions over the last ten days I've seen a number of firefighters get out of the larger fire trucks (Pumpers/ Ladder) which they brazenly park in the fire lane of Price Chopper to do their shopping. My phone takes awful pics so I will start carrying my small sony with me to take some pics. Thanks Ed for bringing all the corruption around OZ to light on your site.
You talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?
A young man moved to Oswego about 9 years ago in hopes of a better life. I've been blessed and fortunate to know this young man. He is loyal ,hardworking,funny, honest, respects his elders and has an enormous heart for those less fortunate. A quality that can only come from those who have also met with adversity throughout their lives. For the last 9 years I have watched this young man struggle to make a place for himself in this mess called Oz, only to have his spirit crushed time and time again. Well,I can no longer stand idly by and watch. I am tired of witnessing decent people,who are just trying to live, being used,dissrespected,overworked ,underpaid or not paid at all by these overpriviledged ,spoiled individuals who hide behind their so-called Christianity as well as Mommy and Daddy. He was employed last summer as well as part of this spring by a local, family owned landscaping company. Names are not nessesary.You know who you are.You call yourself a Christian and yet you cannot pay this man what you owe him? So,what would the Lord say about this situation?
ROMANS 4:4 "Now to the one who works,his wages are not counted as a gift but as his DUE."
COLOSSIANS 4:1 "Masters,treat your slaves(workers) justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a master in Heaven."
PROVERBS 22:16 "Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty."
JAMES 5:4 "Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields,which you kept back by fraud,are crying out against you,and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of the hosts."
LEVITICUS 19:13 "You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until morning."
JEREMIAH 22:13 "Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness,and his upper rooms by injustice,who makes his neighbor serve him for nothing and does not give him his wages." 1 CORINTHIANS 6:10 "Nor thieves,nor the greedy,nor drunkards,nor revilers,nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."
LUKE 6:31 "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
MATTHEW 7:16 "You shall know them by their fruits.Do men gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles? 17 So every good tree bears good fruit,but the bad tree bears bad fruit."
Do you get my point? Time to walk the walk. Pay this man what you owe him! I don't care if it's a dollar or 100 dollars,he WORKED for it!
"People are made to be loved and things are made to be used. The confusion in this world is that people are being used and things are being loved." -unknown quote signed -enough is enough
The moral of the story is ……come to Oz at your own peril, and never trust a born again landscaper.
Today's Quote May 17/13
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Name That Song
I think that is "Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb"
. It was sung by Kookie (Edd Byrnes) and Connie Stevens.
The show was named 77 Sunset Strip
I don't remember if I included one part of the questions. Anyhoo, Edd Byrnes real name was Edward Breitenberger. (Sp)
EDD "Kookie BYRNES born Edward Byrne Breitenberger in New York City on July 30, 1933 played a hair obsessed parking lot attendent in 77 Sunset Strip. I think the song is Kookie Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb with Connie Stevens. Lead Efrem Zimbalist Jr., who always reminded me of Nelson Rockefeller, was the grinchiest however
Not a trick question but “TV given name” was meant to suggest the given name of the character he played.
Gerald Lloyd Kookson III
Popeye's vacuum cleaner
I think most of us can identify with your vacuum problem, especially dealing with 'ditz'. Have you noticed that the 'ditz' Customer Service people are always a Tiffany, Tamara, Moriah? These young girls don't take their jobs seriously. It's a script and a paycheck. A word of advice: Always write Tamara's name down, along with the time and date. This is very important and helpful.
I just dealt with 3 Tiffany's within the same company and all 3 assured me that my order had been processed and I will receive it by 'the end of the week'. I thought I was very patient and then I'd had enough! I asked for her supervisor. I politely (for me) told her the names of the girls, time and date. Supervisor looked my order up on her computer and confirmed the times I had called and couldn't explain the run-a-round I received. I asked if it could be mailed "next day delivery". She said it could and she will look into it and call me that afternoon. Oh, sure.
Well, she did and even gave me the UPS tracking number! I did receive my medical supplies from Liberty the next morning. This supervisor was excellent but they are few and far between. Keep going up the ladder until you hit and CEO or his/her secretary! You can't give up.
I'd be damned if I would go to Wal-Mart and repurchase. Keep fighting this with letters, e-mails and phone calls. Make a copy of your receipt from Wal-Mart and include that with your complaint. If you have the times and dates of all your contacts with Bissell, even better. I know it's annoying and takes time and energy, but do it.
Editor is correct about Amazon. If I could, I'd always go with them. I wish I had purchased shares when they began!
To add to your Bissell complaint: I am so tired of calls from Cal., Mich., Montana even. I know a computer dials my number automatically whether I've ever answered or not. I never pick up area codes I'm not familiar with. I write them down and look them up. It's always from some rinky dink company. After I look up the number, there's comments from other annoyed people who identify these companies. I figure if an unfamiliar number is legitimate, they'll leave me a message. They never do but they keep calling. Yes, I'm on Do Not Call - a lot of good that does!
Oswego Family Physicians
Awhile ago there were postings on here about the above....I would like to know if anyone else has been "thrown out" of their practice and possibly would like to share their story for a simple reason. If enough people were "dumped" for no reason, especially those on workers comp. it might be to our benefit to pursue this in a legal matter. I checked with a lawyer and another doctor and this falls under the catergory of "abandonment". So please let us come together to let these doctors know we will not tolerate being treated like this and fight back. I know of at least four people already who are willing to do so. If you are interested please post your story on here and we will find a way to get together to go after these doctors who think or thought of us as just another dollar in their pocket...I do not suggest this for monetary purposes only but it certainly is an incentive....its primarily to prove a point. Dr. Ram has been inondated with new patients who were just let go for no spoken or written reason.....
The Doctor Is In
Alert:Sex Offender Relocation Notice
TERRANCE DOCTOR has moved from 97-99 E BRIDGE ST, OSWEGO, NY 13126 to Oswego County Jail 39 Churchill Road, Oswego, NY 13126
How many of our firefighters are guilty of this ?
I think a conservative guestimate would 90%.
The Psychiatrist and the Proctologist
Best friends graduated from medical school at the same time and decided, that in spite of two different
specialties, they would open a practice together to share office space and personnel. Dr. Smith was the
psychiatrist and Dr. Jones was the proctologist; they put up a sign reading: Dr. Smith and Dr. Jones: Hysterias
and Posteriors. The town council was livid and insisted they change it. The docs changed it to read: Schizoids
and Hemorrhoids. This was also not acceptable so they again changed the sign to read Catatonics and High
Colonics - no go. Next they tried Manic Depressives and Anal Retentives - thumbs down again. Then came
Minds and Behinds - still no good. Another attempt resulted in Lost Souls and Butt Holes - unacceptable
again! So they tried Nuts and Butts - no way. Freaks and Cheeks - still no good. Loons and Moons - forget it.
Almost at their wit's end, the docs finally came up with:
* Dr. Smith and Dr. Jones - Specializing in Odds and
Name singers/talkers on this one hit wonder.
Extra points if you can name the TV show they were on
and Kookie's "TV given name".
Today's Quote May 16/13
"Power is dangerous unless you have humility."
Richard J. Daley
Let me vent a little about rotten service. A little over a year ago, I bought a new Bissell upright vacuum cleaner. In fairness, the Bissell vacuum did a pretty good job while it worked. It is the vacuum parts service that sucks. (Hmmm, maybe a pun in there?)
Anyhow, I sent away for a new plastic cyclone filter and a new internal hose. The order was paid for with a credit card. After waiting over two weeks for no delivery, I called to find out what's going on. The sweet young thing answered "Oh yes, we have them in stock". I informed the ditz that I had already ordered them and where were they?. After thinking that I had things straightened out, I checked my empty mailbox daily for the parts.
Finally, after waiting another two weeks, I called the service shop again. This time I talked to a semi-human individual. I asked him what the status of my order was. He told me that my parts hadn't been shipped out yet. I was assured that he would get right on it.
About 10 days later there was a package in my mail box from Bissel. But it only had the plastic gizmo in it, no hose. I called the service shop the next day asking about the hose. After tracing the delivery, they informed me that the hose had been sent to the nearest dealer, which is in Baldwinsville and they would ship the hose to me shortly. (Read any week now. Hopefully). So guess what, I went down to Wally World and bought a new Red Devil vacuum which sucks every bit as good as Bissell. And how was your day?
Don't waste time dealing with dealers if you do not have to. Type your part numbers into Amazon or Ebay and deal with people who want your business. The day is fast approaching when Amazon will be the biggest retailer in the world.
Boating in 2013: There’s An App for That!
NY’s Discover Better Boating Series Begins May 18
The Discover Better Boating in New York television series of monthly tips resumes May 18. The educational outreach is a collaboration by New York Sea Grant, the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York (BIA) and YNN, Syracuse. The first segment will focus on boating apps for smartphones and other electronic devices.
Series host Dave White, a coastal recreation and tourism specialist with New York Sea Grant, interviews marine industry professionals about how to enjoy New York’s waters cleanly, safely, cost-effectively, legally, and in environmentally-friendly ways.
Topics have included fuel efficiency, boating safety, a how to buy or rent a boat, trailering, storage, US Coast Guard courtesy vessel examination, and boating destinations in NY.
The seasonal series began in 2011 as a result of Discover Clean & Safe Boating campaign created by New York Sea Grant and BIA in 2008.
Shows air the third Saturday of the month from May through October. The 2011 and 2012 segments of Discover Better Boating are online at http://centralny.ynn.com/content/features/discover_better_boating/.
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, and one of 33 university-based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This network also includes a National Sea Grant Law Center and National Sea Grant Library. Through its statewide network of integrated services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s Great Lakes and marine resources since 1971. For updates on New York Sea Grant activities, www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube links.
The Boating Industries Association of Upstate NY is an association of independent marine dealers, retailers and marine-related businesses located throughout Central NY. The February Central NY Boat Show and Fall Boat Sale are annual BIA events at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Learn more: www.cnyboating.com.
YNN is one of thirteen 24-hour local news channels owned and operated by Time Warner Cable nationwide. Content is generated from seven regional newsrooms. The system has nearly 600,000 subscribers across a 25-county, 15,000 square mile area. YNN Syracuse telecasts one program feed to Central/Northern NY, one to the Southern Tier. Learn more: http://ynn.com.
RE: Alexander Hamilton
So, you know some people who own guns who you think are "deluded, paranoid and excessive about gun ownership?" I have to assume that you therefore believe that they should not possess any guns. That is all a matter of opinion. I know a hell of a lot of people who can be similarly described but who oppose individual gun ownership. For you the delusion and paranoia may involve the stated objective by many democrats to confiscate everyone's guns whereas for me those two characteristics apply more directly to the anti-gun fanatics. Every time there is a shooting they get hysterical and bring out their old agenda items and chant their statistics that have been proved wrong many times. I cannot count the number of times they warned us about blood running in the streets, etc. which never happened. According to them gun violence is at an all time high and rapidly rising when the truth is the opposite as I stated in my previous post. All of that makes the anti-gun nuts far more excessive about gun ownership than the pro-gun advocates. And to paraphrase an old statement excess in protecting a Constitutional right is no sin.
You were confused by my mention of Ft. Hood? Let me explain. The government "hired," trained and promoted the shooter in this terrorist act. As it became more and more obvious that this individual had become radicalized they did nothing, most likely due to political correctness. Then, when this loose cannon went off announcing his terrorist act with the typical islamic reference to their god, the government decided that it wasn't a terrorist act but workplace violence. This is the problem with "THE STATE" when it becomes too large and unable or unwilling to act to protect its citizens. I emphasized the state as I did because some people are of the mistaken belief that the state will protect them at all times. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled some years ago that the police have NO RESPONSIBILITY to protect any individuals. They are there to "protect" in the most general way possible, that is by somehow reducing crime by their mere presence. You have read far more into that emphasis than was ever meant by me. Stop looking for hidden, secret, code words or phrases in every post.
Finally, recent events show just how untrustworthy the government is. The recent scandals of the DOJ, IRS in particular prove the point. The DOJ underhandedly got its hands on the phone records of the AP bringing up memories of Nixon. Apparently Obama has even tapped his own phones much as Nixon taped Oval Office conversations. Then there is the dual scandal of the IRS which suppressed and delayed the applications of Conservative groups for tax-exempt status while quickly approving those of the left.. Not only that but the IRS also provided left leaning organizations with confidential data it illegally required of those Conservative groups. What, if anything Obama knew about these scandals may come out in the future as these scandals are investigated.
By the way, our Founding Fathers were afraid of democracy which is why they created a Representative Republic. They mostly feared the tyranny of the majority which can best be described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to eat for lunch by majority vote!
Today's Quote May 15/13
"A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results"
B. C. Forbes
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) Launching in Lake Ontario;
Will Collect 5-Year Great Lakes Research Data
Oswego, NY – Two autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) are launching on Lake Ontario this week at Sodus Point, Oswego, Rochester and Oak Orchard, NY. The high-tech, remote-controlled equipment will produce intensive data for analysis of nearshore-offshore interactions, fish productivity in Lake Ontario, changes to the lower food web, and algal abundance.
The research will also focus on how the thermal bar – a seasonal/spring temperature barrier – impacts nutrients in nearshore aquatic environment.
This AUV visit to Lake Ontario is made available through the Great Lakes Observing System with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2, New York’s Great Lakes Research Consortium (GLRC) member schools, i.e., SUNY Colleges at Brockport and Oswego and the College of Environment Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) in Syracuse NY; and New York Sea Grant.
This 2013 research on Lake Ontario is part of the Cooperative Science Monitoring Initiative (CMSI) between the US and Canada called for under the Clean Water Act of 1972. The CSMI cycles its intensive monitoring activities through the five Great Lakes, one lake per year for every five years.
“The Great Lakes system forms a unique ecosystem, natural environment, economic engine, recreational resource, and public water supply. The evolution of technology greatly facilitates the scientific study of the dynamics of the individual lakes and the Great Lakes Basin in its entirety. This first-time underwater research on Lake Ontario provides the opportunity to synthesize intense biological, chemical, geological, and other data for use by multiple stakeholder groups from natural resource and fisheries managers to marina operators and angler associations,” said Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White with New York Sea Grant at SUNY Oswego.
“The autonomous underwater vehicles represent the next wave in environmental sampling of our Great Lakes. No longer do we need to put two people in a boat and send them out for a day putting instruments in and out of the water. We can program these AUVs to leave from shore, go out, travel up and down in the water column, collecting thousands of data points, and then return home,” said research leader Dr. Gregory L. Boyer, chair of the SUNY ESF Department of Chemistry and director of Great Lakes Research Consortium.
“The units we are deploying in Lake Ontario in 2013 are designed for nearshore work, but we also have access to 'gliders' that can go out for weeks to a month at a time. It is truly an exciting time to be a Great Lakes researcher," Boyer added.
Boyer is a biochemist whose work focuses on the chemistry and ecology of freshwater ad marine harmful algal blooms, rapid detection methods for the toxins produces by these organisms, and the impact of blue-green algal blooms on the recreational use of the Great Lakes and other waters. New York Sea Grant has provided funding for several research projects by Boyer, including a current project on algal bloom in Sodus Bay.
For updates on New York Sea Grant activities, www.nyseagrant.org <http://www.nyseagrant.org> has RSS, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube links. -30-
The 42-pound, 6.5-feet long, torpedo-like Iver2-580 AUV-EP42 has side scan sonar, multiple sensor payloads, 10 Beam Doppler Velocity Log for bottom tracking, and EcoMapper technology for high-resolution water quality monitoring.
The AUV generates data to computer chip, including 3-dimensional survey maps on such factors as temperature, turbidity, depths, pH, current, video images, oxygen levels, phosphorus/etc. levels, conductivity, and more.
The AUV Operator for the Lake Ontario research work is Russ Miller with the Great Lakes Observing Systems Regional Association.
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, and one of 33 university-based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This network also includes a National Sea Grant Law Center and National Sea Grant Library. Through its statewide network of integrated services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s Great Lakes and marine resources since 1971.
On a side note: Great Lakes Observing System in-water buoys are beginning to be deployed for 2013. Learn more at www.nyglrc.info.
NEWS FLASH THE PALL TIMES SUCKS AND HAS FOR A LONG TIME. IF THE LOCAL PAPER BEING WHAT IT IS IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM YOU SEE IN THIS CITY AND COUNTY PULL YOUR HEAD OUT OFF THE SAND.
Wings of Grace news announcement
Ladies, Wings of Grace Ministry is pleased to announce that Kathy Sheley
will be speaking about her journey of faith and healing in her message “Lost and Found”.
Pall Times Delivery
Only yesterday I was on here whining about the Pall Times not delivering my paper, insisting that their carrier had put my paper in my box, and later learning that my neighbor was getting my paper in his box. Well, lo and behold, today there was a Pall Times in my box and I cancelled weeks ago. So now some other neighbor is getting screwed. To top it off, the publisher has an apology for screwed up delivery on the front page. Too little, too late and they still don’t have their s___ together. Typical OZ operation.
The Human Race
A little girl asked her Dad, "How did the human race appear?"
The Dad answered, "God made Adam and Eve and they had children,
and so was all mankind made.."
Two days later the girl asked her mother the same question.
The mother answered, "Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved."
The confused girl returned to her father and said, "Dad, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God,
and mom said they developed from monkeys?"
The father answered, "Well, Dear, it's very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your mother told you about hers."
GIVE IT UP FOR THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANE RANDY
I think we should start a special relief fund, and we will let Randi and Joanne Bateman pass the baskets, for all those people who are in danger of loosing their homes because they had to make up the difference for tax cheats like the Batemans. Click here and you can see how they avoided hundreds in school taxes by illegally taking a STAR exemption at 208 East Sixth St. I filed a challenge to the voter registrations of Joanne and Jeffrey Bateman and the results are in. Contrary to the deed she filed for 208 E. Sixth Joanne now claims she really lives with her husband on East 12th St. When Jeffrey Bateman failed to answer the registered letter from the Board of Elections the police were requested to go to the 208 E. Sixth St. address and ascertain if he did actually live there. As you can see on October 9/2012 The police got no answer however on the following day who happened to show up but Adam Bateman. He is another of the Bateman's sons, who got a job, with Randi's help, as a lawyer with the State working out of its Watertown NY offices. Now what do you think the odds are of this guy taking time off in the middle of the week and showing up at a house 56 miles away the same time as the police are looking for his brother? In the real world it is probably a million to one but in Ozwego? Hell it happens practically every god damn day. I don't think there is an honest bone in the whole Bateman family.
Property sale Saturday in Oswego County
Saturday morning over one hundred properties around the county will be auctioned off for past due taxes. Not everyone lies and cheats their way out of property and school taxes. Some people end up losing their property because they just cannot afford to pay. At least they will be able to say they are honest and they have integrity.
On Thursday I filed official challenges to the voter registrations of Joanne and Jeffrey Bateman.
Eastwood talks about convention chat with chair
OSWEGO TAXPAYERS SCREWED AGAIN
BY TWO OF ITS UPSTANDING CITIZENS
HOW TO VOTE AND
GET PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS IN ANOTHER STATE
Back in 2006 I tried to get mayor Bateman to get all city departments organized under one computer program which would list and track all properties within the city. With one keystroke one might pull up a property and find out who the owner was, what the zoning was, how many people lived there, what the floor plan was, did it have a water meter, were the taxes paid, what the assessment was etc. Something like that could be invaluable to all city departments not only in managing the city but in emergencies and matters of public safety also. As we all know now Mr. Bateman was incapable of running the city under any circumstances and I just chalked up his rejection of my proposal to the inadequacies of an uneducated and stubborn mind. It was not until six years later that I discovered his real motivation.
Follow this link to the rest of the story and see how two of Oswego's solid citizens set about screwing their friends and neighbors.
Reporting Welfare Fraud
If you suspect, or have knowledge of a social services client fraudulently receiving assistance from Public Assistance, Food Stamps or Home Energy Assistance (HEAP), you should report it to the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
Secret Service Electronic Crime Task Force
Here are some places you should send your
Do not waste your time with the county DAs
Office of the State
Division of Investigations
59 Maiden Lane
New York, N.Y. 10038
Office of the State Comptroller
Division of Investigations
New York State Office of
the Attorney General
120 Broadway, 22nd Floor
New York, N.Y.
State Reigonal Office of the Attorney General
615 Erie Boulevard West, Suite 102
Phone Number: (315)448-4800
Consumer Frauds Number:
(315)448-4851 (Consumer Frauds Bureau)
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday thru
United States Justice
Organized Crime & Racketeering
James Handley Federal
Syracuse, N.Y. 13261
Federal Bureau of
Syracuse, N.Y. 13261
New York State
1220 Washington Avenue
New York State Police
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