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Today's Quote, Sept 16/14

"Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood."
William Howard Taft

Kudos to the driver of a black pickup GCZ 5661, pulling a small boat, for throwing your empty drink bottle out on 481 Monday morning Sept. 8 about 9:00 AM.
                                                                                                                   Sept 16/14

Mayor Canidates
In Response:
Mayor Candidates:
"Some of the ones I heard are Raby, Sweet, Bell, Kapawhits, VanBuren, Cosemento, and Dehm."

Sounds like the same old same old! Wouldn't anyone else like to see a young face take a run for mayor? City needs some energy! Any thoughts? Names?
                                                                                                                   Sept 16/14

Re: Mayoral Candidates
As a private-sector working taxpayer, there’s only one candidate I would really enjoy pulling a lever for. I used to when he ran for school board. Fran Hoefer!
                                                                                                                   Sept 16/14

Re: Responding to "go away"
I too initially thought you were "Doc Bill 2.0" but I later realized your posts were not as inflammatory or derogatory as his were. However, you both share one trait. Your posts are not what I would consider brief. Also, I am having trouble trying to figure out what you message is!
If you have a point you want to get across, being concise would be a better approach as unfortunately most readers have a short attention span!
BTW: Doc didn't know how to use the Spell Check feature all computers have.
Prof ED.
                                                                                                                   Sept 16/14

Oswego Mayor
A new face for Oswego's mayor??? How about someone from the Oswego Renaissance Association?? They are doing a fantastic job trying to bring Oswego back from decay.
                                                                                                                   Sept 16/14

Suny oz
Aaron wasn't in a faithful marriage just ask his wife? He had plenty fun bike riding with the neighbor when the wife wasn't around which is why he is divorced now!
                                                                                                                   Sept 16/14

Foundations of Corruption
Patronage, Nepotism, Cronyism – Foundations of Corruption

The United States is facing threats on several fronts including: terrorists; drug cartels; gangs; angry minorities who have been deprived and politically victimized; tyrannical foreign governments.
I have been arguing how the Citizen Militia created by the Second Amendment might be useful in these troubled times. It can provide security and it is also a mechanism for developing citizenship.

Having them exposed to these threats and denying our school children the protection of the citizen militia is denying them a right that is clearly stated in the Bill of Rights of the US Constitution. Those responsible for denying or infringing that right should be held accountable. Even in someone's distorted view that the National Rifle Association is responsible for past and future attacks against school children – would it not seem reasonable and responsible for them to advocate to establish an effective security of militia for those children?
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Today's Quote, Sept 15/14

"No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother."
Margaret Sanger

Thanks George for the excellent post.
I still have fond memories of Mr. Beck's Mechanical Drawing classes. I wasn't nearly as good as you were but what I learned came in handy interpreting engineering drawings in my career.
Keep your powder dry.
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14

Responding to "go away".
I have no idea who Docbill is or what his views are.
It is certainly refreshing to encounter someone that is gifted in the arts of argumentation and persuasion as you have clearly demonstrated.
I believe if you give Mr. Harrington a call he will explain to you that reading from posters you do not agree with is not compulsory.
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14

Mayoral Candidates
If this is the list you have heard, Oswego will be taken over by the state within a year due to bankruptcy, that is, if Gillen doesn't drive it there before 2016.
My take on these candidates:
Raby, his business is already marginalized by the "Big Box Stores", and he can not afford to loose more money from the people who would eventually hate him because of the politics of being mayor.
Sweet....really....you are kidding!
Bell, too close to the landlords....would only drive us to bankruptcy quicker
Kapawits AKA Halfawitz...he is one of the major reasons the city is so f%$k@d up. NOBODY wants this fool back in city government
VanBuren...Halfawitz's ...lap dog.....that would be like having Becker as mayor
Cosmento....really , again....please!
Dehm, Probably the worst chief we ever had, couldn't manage the OPD, how would he manage a city....He couldn't even get a guard job at the nukes after he was let go.
One that I have heard was Lighthall, you remember him, the sheriff's under, you know, the one that helped covered up the Gosek accident at South West Oswego when Gosek ran into the electrical light pole. One has to ask who made made arraignments to get Gosek's girlfriend home after the accident.

This is a pretty impressive list of who not to consider for mayor.
                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14

Summarizing on what has been said to this point
Summarizing on what has been said to this point regarding the Second Amendment militia.

The Second Amendment Militia is separate and distinct from the state militia.
Security provided by the Second Amendment militia is a right of the people especially the children in school. We are entitled to this security at all times and in all places.
The militia of the Second Amendment is authorized to carry arms sufficient to provide security against arms available to foreign and domestic enemies.
The secondary function of the Second Amendment militia is to respond to government maladministration.
Depriving any citizen of their rights to security under the Second Amendment is a prosecutable offense.
Anyone violating an oath to protect the rights of citizens to the security guaranteed by the Second Amendment is guilty of treachery and perfidy.
The "regulation" of the Second Amendment is done by the citizens - not the government.
Participation in the citizen militia is responsibility of citizenship equivalent to jury duty.
It is the individual citizens responsibility to keep themselves suitably outfitted, trained and conditioned to participate in the citizen militia. Children must be prepared for militia service.
It is the responsibility of the sheriff to conduct regular training and drills with the citizen militia.
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14

oswego county cost savings
Once a week the solid waste transfer station in Oswego is shut down as a cost cutting move.
Then leave the lights on all day with no one there.
                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14

How to obtain New York state evaluation scores for your child's teacher, principal


                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14

Syracuse home sellers can't stop student rentals around nation's No. 1 party school


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In Response:
Mayor Candidates:
"Some of the ones I heard are Raby, Sweet, Bell, Kapawhits, VanBuren, Cosemento, and Dehm."

Sounds like the same old same old! Wouldn't anyone else like to see a young face take a run for mayor? City needs some energy! Any thoughts? Names?
                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14





Today's Quote, Sept 13/14

“A lot of 18-year-olds are like old men. They think they've seen everything.”
Ben Folds


Galicia, a geographical area nestled into southeastern Poland and western Ukraine, was the northern-most province of the Austrian Empire until the end of World War I.
Its ethnic background was traditionally mixed. One group of people played an important role in the historical development of this area - the Cossacks. Derived from the Turkic Kazak (free man) - their origins date back to the 14th century.

This was the homeland of my maternal grandfather and like many “free men” who came before him he served in a mounted military unit. In 1906 he emigrated to the United States seeking the vast opportunities in this country; the greatest being freedom.

In the course of history rule of Galicia changed frequently. In 1938, with the reunification of Austria and Germany, new laws were imposed by the National Socialist German Workers Party (NAZI). One of those laws being:

Regulations against Jews’ Possession of Weapons
11 November 1938

The basis in Sect. 31 of the Weapons Law of 18 March 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 265), Article III of the Law on the Reunification of Austria with Germany of 13 March 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 237), and Sect. 9 of the Fuhrer and Chancellor’s decree on the administration of the Sudeten-German districts of 1 October 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I p. 1331) are the following ordered:

Sect. 1 Jews (Sect. 5 of the first Regulations of the German Citizenship Law of 14 November 1935, (Reichsgetzblatt I, p. 1333) are prohibited from acquiring, possessing, and carrying firearms and ammunition, as well as truncheons or stabbing weapons. Those now possessing weapons and ammunition are at once to turn them over to the local police authority.

Sect. 2 Firearms and ammunition found in a Jew’s possession will be forfeited to the government without compensation.

Sect. 3 The Minister of the Interior may make exceptions to the Prohibition in Sect.1 for Jews who are foreign nationals. He can entrust other authorities with this power.

Sect.4 Whoever willfully or negligently violates the provisions of Sect. 1 will be punished with imprisonment and a fine. In especially severe cases of deliberate violations, the punishment is imprisonment in a penitentiary for up to five years.

Sect. 5 For the implementation of this regulation, the Minister of the Interior waives the necessary legal and administrative provisions.

Sect. 6 This regulation is valid in the state of Austria and in the Sudeten-German districts.

Berlin, 11 November 1938
Minister of the Interior

The 1928 weapons law, enacted in a democratic Germany, included the registration of firearms. This expedited German leaders’ ability to locate individuals selected in the 1938 law and confiscate their weapons - there lies the peril of registration.

The recently passed SAFE Act in New York State is riddled with infringements regarding ownership of firearms by law abiding citizens. The preponderance of misleading statements, by anti-gun zealots, about the dangers of “military type weapons” in the possession of law abiding citizens speaks to their ignorance of constitutional law and New York history.

On May 15, 1939, in United States v. Miller, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously decided: “The significance attributed to the term Militia appears from the debates in the Convention, the history and legislation of Colonies and States, and the writings of approved commentators. These demonstrate that the Militia comprised all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense ‘A body of citizens enrolled for military discipline.’ And further, that ordinarily when called for service these men were expected to appear bearing arms supplied by themselves and of the kind in common use at that time.” In fact, attorneys, for the United States, argued that “The Second Amendment protects only the ownership of military-type weapons appropriate for use in an organized militia.”

Further, the importance of personal ownership of “military-type weapons” can readily be seen from the “Extracts of the Revolution of the Convention for calling out one-fourth part of the militia of Suffolk, Queens and Kings Counties passed July 20th, 1776. That the non-commissioned officers and privates who shall furnish themselves with a good and sufficient Musket or firelock, Cartouch Box and Belt and Bayonet or Hatchet …”

The New York State SAFE Act will only make it safer for criminals and terrorists - who obviously have no intention of complying with any law. Exploiting the tragedy, in Connecticut, as a justification for this blatant attack on the law-abiding citizenry of this state, when that incident was perpetrated by a criminal or terrorist, is unthinkable.

It is by the injudicious passage of laws like these that the freedom my grandfather and many others sought, and found here, is vanishing.


George M. Clark
Oswego, New York
                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14

I feel that the fishing regulations on the Oswego River are:
Will someone at the PALL Times come up with a NEW poll. This same one has been posted for over a year. One things for SURE our local leaders are not paying attention. Salmon Season use to bring in a lot of business. WAS a well established Tourist attraction. We never had to PAY for a committee for this one. Or maybe they will pretend they discovered it. OUR Officials should look out Bridie Mannor’s window window, while having their Private Meetings there.


                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14

Oswego Speedway
Cold weather is on the way!
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And a Full Moon.

Capt. Ed
You are another Doc Bill, go away.
                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14

Campus hijinks

                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14

Mayor Candidates:
Some of the ones I heard are Raby, Sweet, Bell, Kapawhits, VanBuren, Cosemento, and Dehm.
                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14

Car 301 where are you?
Now picture this! its morning. A downtown (Ozwego) coffee shop and a nice looking blond walks in. She goes to the counter and orders a cup of coffee, pays for it, and goes over to a booth and sits down. She pulls a cell phone out her dress pants pocket and uses it to send a text message. She then puts the cell phone away. She stares at the coffee shop door with quiet anticipation. Then about 15 minutes later in walks a fireman, orders a coffee, pays for it, and goes over and sits down in the booth with the blond, where they proceed to enjoy each other’s company. Oblivious to what is going on around them. Tax payers dollars at work again...
Being a fireman sure has its perks!
                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14
This time it was the Fulton taxpayers.

SUNY Oswego student charged with groping another student, dropping her over handrail


                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14

The Letter or Spirit of Law?
To understand the Citizen Militia of the Second Amendment we need to understand the people who created the Constitution. We need to know the language of the document so that we can clearly understand the words. In my presentation I have taken you back to the Webster's 1828 Dictionary because it is the closest published dictionary to the Constitution. The words that we use today do not always have the same meaning or of the several definitions one may be more popular today than it was when the Constitution was written. But it is not just the definition that is important – it is the spirit in which it was written that is equally important.
I often tell people that Americans speak English but they don't speak the same language. We seem to suffer from an inability to share ideas because we lack common experiences. It is as if we are experiencing the “confusion of language” that happened to those who were building the Tower of Babel. My interpretation of this event is as it is written in the Scripture; the language was confused rather than all the different languages being created at that moment. Those building the Tower of Babel were trying to thwart the will of God by creating an alternate pathway to Heaven. God thwarted their plans by confusing their language so that the construction could not be completed.
Today we are trying to create an alternate pathway to the promised land of America. We are creating a counterfeit government by rejecting the one established by the inspiration of God. I, like many others, see the hand of God in the events and documents leading to the creation of America. It was not a convenient creation for all involved but it was one necessary to prevent global tyranny.
The modern confusion of language can be viewed as both offensive and defensive. I believe that there is a confusion by the powers of darkness to thwart the will of God and there is also a confusion initiated by the powers of good to create a stalemate to thwart the attempt to mock God. The people will have to decide “whom will you serve”. With the right choice the language will be pure and the pathway clear.

I often hear people refer to America as being a nation of laws. That just isn't who we are supposed to be. This quote from John Adams in a letter to Zabdiel Adams dated 21 June 1776 expresses what America was intended to be:
“Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free Constitution is pure virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People in a greater Measure than they have it now, They may change their Rulers and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain lasting Liberty. They will only exchange Tyrants and Tyrannies.”

The Constitution of the United States of America was written in a language by those inspired by the spirit of God. They are words and meaning shaped by direct inspiration and by understanding of scripture that can only come by spiritual compatibility. If you cannot see God then you cannot see the freedom of the Constitution.

Job 32:8 But [there is] a spirit in man; and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding...”

To understand just what is intended by the Second Amendment and how the citizen militia benefits the society envisioned by the founders you have to examine it from the perspective of their traditions and heritage. There perspective was one of viewing their fellow man in terms of equality and brotherhood. Today the perspective of our fellow man is weighted on the side of fear and cynicism. We mistrust the individual but trust a collective of individuals called the government.

We devolved over time from a country of principles into a country of laws - thousands upon thousands of laws with more thousands yet to come. When examined closely the purpose of those laws has been to grant privilege and exclusivity to parts of the citizenry. There are few laws “in common”. In fact we have lost all understanding of the term “in common”. Laws are passed that the people cannot possibly comprehend. Even the people passing the laws cannot comprehend them and often do not even read them. The people are held accountable to these laws in courts that adjudicate in days, weeks or months what it often takes higher courts years to sort out. More often than not the decision of the higher courts are split. But in the meantime the poor citizen is deprived of life, liberty, property and any hope of promised happiness in the process. I will take moral principle combined with justice tempered by mercy over laws anytime.
Captain Ed

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Today's Quote, Sept 12/14

“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.”
D.H. Lawrence

Mayor Candidates ?
I hear see a lot of people voicing concern about the mayors leadership. Any idea whose gonna take a shot next time around?
                                                                                                                   Sept 12/14
I think you mean lack of leadership. Several people have spotted Gilligan and former mayor No Nuts having coffee at Oswego Tea. Neither one of them could lead a horse to water.

Heroes Challenge added to 2014 Oswego Dragon Festival
Announcements are made on on the internet. You are suppose to have a computer or a smart phone. Mayor and council thinks this way.

                                                                                                                   Sept 12/14

GE: Apple back above $600B in market cap, Exxon hangs on vs. Google for no. 2



                                                                                                                   Sept 12/14

Re:the oswego yact club, did you know that the city rents this building to the oyc, for $6,000 dollars a year, this is only supposed to include one floor, yet they inhabit all three floors, city employees are responsible for the daily cleaning of the bathrooms, garbage removal (cleaning suplies and garbage bags provided by the city), lawn maintenance, raising and lowering oyc flags, and pumping out the oyc members sewage from thier boats, all on the cities dime, is this because a majority of the yacht club members are friends and family of city officials? Also as mayor Gilliagan says hes trying to promote tourism to the marina, is it a good idea to send the stick witch down there to hand out parking tickets to tourists parked in the 2 hour parking spaces all 3 of them?? What a great message to send...
                                                                                                                   Sept 12/14

Proof for Doc Mankind changes the Planetary Environment


                                                                                                                   Sept 12/14

Alert-Sex Offender relocation notice
JACK DICKINSON has moved from 100 EAST 9TH ST ROOM 2, OSWEGO, NY 13126 to 6 EAST VAN BUREN ST, OSWEGO, NY 13126
JOHN R PARSONS has moved from 125 W SCHUYLER ST APT 2, OSWEGO, NY 13126 to Oswego County Jail 39 Churchill Road, Oswego, NY 13126
KENNETH D SHEPARD has moved from Oswego County Jail 39 Churchill Road, Oswego, NY 13126 to NYS DOCCS Elmira Correctional Facility 1879 Davis Street, Elmira, NY 14901
JEREMY G ROWE has moved from 615 W ONONDAGA ST APT 22, SYRACUSE, NY 13204 to 126 ERIE STREET, 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.


                                                                                                                   Sept 12/14

Mary Vanouse
A group of people were sitting around a table at a local coffee shop talking. The conversation was a little on the loud and they were overheard discussing politics in Oswego. The conversation turned to the City of Oswego’s Community Development Office and Mary Vanouse. With some laughter they reached a consensus about Mary Vanouse, that she is not mean!
Mary Vanouse is just plain stupid!!!
                                                                                                                   Sept 12/14

Dogs and Harmful Algal Blooms:

New York Sea Grant brochure alerts pet owners of potentially lethal toxins in NY waters
Oswego, New York. New York Sea Grant (NYSG) has announced the publication of Dogs and Harmful Algal Blooms. Harmful algal blooms (HABs), especially in the state's fresh water, are overgrowths of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that cause water quality problems in lakes and ponds, including the occasional production of potent toxins. These toxins can poison people, household pets, waterfowl and livestock.

Because HABs are increasing in many areas, the number of dog poisonings from cyanobacterial toxins is also on the rise. To keep canine companions safe around local waterways, this important brochure provides pet owners a safety checklist of symptoms of HABs poisoning and steps that can be taken if a dog is exposed to HABs.

Author Dave MacNeill, a NYSG extension educator from SUNY Oswego, began noticing more and more reports of dogs becoming ill from the toxins produced by HABs in the Lake Ontario area.

‘People might get sick, but people's dogs are actually dying,’ said MacNeill.

In compiling this brochure, MacNeill enlisted the aid of Dr. Karyn Bischoff, a toxicologist at Cornell University Veterinary College; Scott Kishbaugh of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation/NYSDEC; Dr. Lesley V. D’Anglada of the USEPA; John Wickham, NOAA National Ocean Service; and colleagues in the Sea Grant network.

Bischoff explains that ‘Cyanobacterial poisonings are under-reported in domestic animals because people haven’t been aware of the problem. That could be changing since HABs have become more prominent in the news, as exemplified by, the recent microcystin bloom in Lake Erie that affected the water supply of Toledo, Ohio.’

‘This brochure will be a great addition to New York Sea Grant's outreach activities informing the public and management community of the rise and threats of freshwater CyanoHABs,’ said John Wickham, program manager with NOAA National Ocean Service.

Dr. Greg Boyer of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry who has researched HABs extensively -- from blue-greens in upstate lakes to brown tide in Long Island bays -- and Dr. Chris Gobler of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), an internationally known expert in HABs, were also consulted on the brochure.

We generally think of New York’s freshwater resources as being the State’s two Great Lakes, Finger Lakes, and New York’s great river systems and their tributaries. However, in summer 2014, blue-greens have been detected in Suffolk County on Eastern Long Island.

Said Gobler, ‘NYSDEC now monitors and reports on blue-green algae blooms throughout the state. Despite its small size and limited number of lakes, Suffolk County has consistently had more lakes listed by NYSDEC for blue-green algae than any other county in NY State.’

Wherever you may take your pet as you enjoy New York’s water resources, be sure to read this publication and pass it on.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research Funding provided funding for the development and printing of this publication.

The publication is available for download at http://www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/btide/pdfs/HABsBrochure-0814.pdf.

Find more information on harmful algal blooms on the New York Sea Grant website at


For interested groups, multiple hard copies may be made available.

Please contact Dave MacNeill at 315-312-3042, dbm4@cornell.edu.

That’s Right grab your gun and drugs go out and have a few beers then crank up your ghetto blaster as you cruse the hood incognito..


                                                                                                                   Sept 12/14

Where did things go wrong?
Is is relatively easy to look back in history to identify tipping points where great civilizations have collapsed. It is less clear as to exactly why although scholars make careers out of educated guessing as to why. I suspect it has something to do with who we are as a species. Somehow, somewhere, we as Americans decided that cherished freedoms won by the Revolution were no longer important to the majority.
As thoughtful examination has been made over time as to just who we are as a species and the notion of common human defects has surfaced. One common expression of these defects is commonly referred to as the seven deadly sins. The list varies at times and places but only slightly. This is the list: Greed; Pride; Envy; Lust; Sloth; Wrath; Gluttony.

It is difficult to point to a specific time where the nature of Americans caused them to abdicate their duties and responsibilities for preserving human rights protected by a constitutional republic. Somewhere we decided that personal sacrifice to ensure a free society was inconvenient and that mercenary service in our stead permitted enjoyment of our personal notion of freedom to a greater degree.

Americans gradually lost their common identity. There are as many versions of what it is to be an American as there are Americans. Innumerable backgrounds and experiences have given rise to historical perspective and realities so different it is often hard to imagine that we live in the same neighborhoods let alone the same country. I would argue that we really do not speak the same language. We have the same words but the meanings of those words varies even down to the level of families.

We could be victims of our own success. Perhaps freedom and prosperity are mutually exclusive. Perhaps there could be too much security that tends to deaden our awareness of and alertness to dangers. What many call the nanny state is simply our human nature putting off on others what we will not do for ourselves. The curious thing being that the people we abdicate our responsibility to have exactly the same human nature as ourselves. Why and how were we so deceived?

The first mistake we made was ignoring George Washington's advice in his Farewell Address and foolishly allowed political parties in our government. The second thing we did wrong was to allow the development of police forces that gradually acquired more and more power. The third thing was to allow the organization of the Federal Reserve and the Federal Reserve Bank. There are others but the most important was the reckless negligence of the militia especially the citizen militia of the Second Amendment.

The advent of officer friendly and government friendly.
There are two historical periods that need your consideration. I think something happened in these two periods that fundamentally changed who we are. Perhaps others can dedicate some time and effort in these periods to make the record a little more clear.
The first period is in the mid 19th century. It is during this period that law enforcement switched from being citizen based to reliance on police organizations. There is an excellent treatise on this subject written by Roger Root that can be found on the web site constitution.org. It is called ARE COPS CONSTITUTIONAL. The importance of that study to this paper is that it reflects the loss of the role of the militia in law enforcement. It is my contention that this movement was orchestrated by the Federalist political parties of that period. It was a move to centralize power. The roots of this desire for a strong federal government was the loyalist population who were still enthralled by the rule of kings. This in turn has roots that go all the way back to the Old Testament in the transition from Judges to Kings by the Prophet Samuel. This was under God's authority and gave way to permit the rule of King Saul who proved to be an unrighteous king. The Scriptures say that God repented for allowing this to happen.
The next period is the early 20th century with two specific events. The first was Prohibition. The second was the motion picture/radio/television industry. They are related.
As far as Prohibition is concerned I can only say – after all is said about Prohibition- there is one thing for certain that was a result and that was a larger and more powerful police structure. Interestingly enough this is related to the motion picture and entertainment industry. It was via the entertainment industry that the American people were programmed to a level of fear and distrust of their fellow citizens that raised the cry for more centralized and federalized police security. It began with dramatizations of Prohibition including exaggerated lethality of automatic weapons. This fear-mongering and demonization continues to this day.
Captain Ed
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Today's Quote, Sept 11/14

"Dare to be wrong and to dream."
Friedrich von Schiller

Oswego Advisory Counicl
What happened to the Oswego County Tourism Advisory Council?. Oswego city is in Oswego County, last I knew.

                                                                                                                   Sept 11/14

That is run by none other than Dave Turner. You know the former community development director who cooked up the deal with Gosuck and Pauldine to lease a hallway for 10k a year for 3 years. He does not play well with others.

Oswego Promotion
I was thinking the same thing. How do we get on this "People with good ideas" 'committee'? First and foremost, would I get paid?
Committees I have been involved in over the years always have coffee and donuts! Usually a few free dinners, too. Will it include all types of people, or just the same selected few (as usual). Must be I've missed the (Dragon) boat again because the "People with good ideas" have already been selected and will be meeting this week.
Your thoughts on the so-called Mayor's latest brainstorm was right on target. Did I pick up a bit of sarcasm? Good job!
                                                                                                                   Sept 11/14
What is with the water leaking out of the street at
east 4th and Lawrence st . Been like that for over a month.
                                                                                                                   Sept 11/14

Mayor Ramps Up Effort To Promote Port City
Omg, I am so allergic to BS. Tourism is not where it's at. Privatize the ambulance service for a start, then you will be able to fix the streets, you bunch of block heads.

                                                                                                                   Sept 11/14

Mitch to Mary-----------Bye!

Careful Mitch. The Black Widow will strike again.
                                                                                                                   Sept 11/14

Don't get it
What the hell is going on with parents, and especially teachers, and/or administration. A grade schooler (I'm guessing 3-4 grade), knocked on my door asking if I wanted to purchase something out of a catalog, food, candles, etc. for school. My problem with the parents...why would you let your young child go door to door selling anything. This child did have a friend, that looked like they were in 4-5 grade, but still. Problem with the teacher and school...why do still try to sell crap through catalogs, you don't earn much money...ever! Another issue is, why put any child in that situation. Anybody can teach the fundamentals of a subject. Did you teach the kids about the dangers associated with this type of sales? Did you teach them tactics needed to fight off an aggressor? Are we using this as an economics teaching...hands on? I'll bet the answer is no to each of those questions, and I could come up with many more. Why don't you step out of the box and do something that the kids would love to do, as well, it would be a community event. Yes...a carnival. All gifts could be donated by stores...let the kids do this. Walmart, Dollar Stores, will donate, especially if a young student asks management...ahead of time. All donations, no money spent. Art class could put together all signage for booths. Have all kinds of games that consist of throwing balls, basketballs, fish bowl, balloons, etc. etc. etc. A full blown out carnival, with food and drink. Students would be
giving something to the community, and could learn how the games came to be...the history of sideshows, economics, all the fundamental teachings that you're use to teaching. Again...etc. etc. etc. Local advertisement for a Saturday Carnival Event, sponsored by...the kids! I just don't get it sometimes. Most teachers don't have a clue.
                                                                                                                   Sept 11/14

Schools violating the rights of children should take note.
Next year will see a significant shift in the Gun Control debate. School districts could be facing legal action for failing to protect the rights of their students guaranteed to them under the Bill of Rights – specifically the Second Amendment.
The United States and more specifically “soft targets” such as schools are under threat from religious zealots and drug cartels – both of which have demonstrated total disregard for human life and who use “horror” to achieve their desires.
The Second Amendment recognizes the existence of a militia comprised of the people keeping and bearing arms and having a charge and commission to provide security to all the people in the United States of America.
The Second Amendment says: 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.”
It will be accused that specific policies of school districts deny children the security guaranteed under the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights by infringing on the capability of the militia of armed citizens through denial of immediacy of access and denial of capability to present requisite arms in a reasonable and effective defensive posture or response.
It will be accused that the militia is being denied the ability to provide any or effective security.
Accusations will also include violation of: 18 USC Sections 241 and 245.
Safety and security in many of the schools is being denied because school officials are ignorant of the laws about civil rights. Students are being denied their right to safety and security as well as their right to an education. Where local school officials have lost control of the security within their buildings and students are running riot to such an extent that the rights of their fellow students are being violated and the staff is constantly in fear – there is a local solution and that is the sheriff. The sheriff has the authority and responsibility to step in and secure the school when the school officials cannot. The sheriff can use his deputies in the short term or he can form a posse from the community for the long term. The community has a civic duty to respond to a call from the sheriff to suppress a riot. Failure to respond can result in an indictment.

18 USC section 241
If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same;
They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

18 USC Section 245
(b) Whoever , whether or not acting under color of law...attempts to interfere with (1) any person because he is or has been (B) participating in or enjoying any benefit, service, privilege, program, facility, or activity provided or administered by the United States
shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 11/14





Today's Quote, Sept 10/14

“No woman marries for money;

they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.”
Cesare Pavese

Oswego Promotion and Tourism Advisory Board.
So, the mayor puts a committee together to promote tourism in Oswego. Is the taxpayer paying for this? "People with good ideas"...your people. "We have a wonderful city and we want people to invest in it; but first we have to invest in ourselves.” Sounds like taxes are going up? It is easy to promote. The problem is, promote what and how. In Oswego, it should be easy to promote, the 2020 Vision Plan
Is working great. Dragon Boat Competition...never heard anything about it mayor, it must have been in the Pall-Times??? Is your committee made up of people from different socioeconomic status? Is there a salesperson? A negotiator? A go getter that will be knocking on business doors and not leave until a viable money making deal for both is met? A thinker of outside the box? Because, whom ever is coming up with this crap in Oswego, doesn't know jack, about promoting this city. Otherwise, if not, it won't work, and coffee and donuts will cost the taxpayer a fortune. Can I join? Can anyone join? Where is the meeting? I gotta say, the $20 worth of Xmas lights and bent rod in the form of a heart is a start...unbelievable. Is IHeart licensed, trademarked? Does anyone remember the BreakWall idea a reader had? Surrounded by water...Where the water never ends...and nothing! Oh wait, our promo saying has changed..."A Great City, on a Great Lake." Is this a good vision? 20/20 I hope...lol.
                                                                                                                   Sept 10/14

Mayor Ramps Up Effort To Promote Port City
READ comment

                                                                                                                   Sept 10/14

Building American Citizens
There was a recent article from the Border Patrol stating that we need to leave the police work up to the professionals. I agree up to a certain point. We need to clearly identify what we mean by police work. Everyone may have a different perspective.There are certain aspect of police that require professionalism and others that lead to developing citizenship through community participation. Perfect citizenship was and is more desirable than perfect safety.
Shaping the character and spirit of americans was equally important to shaping the founding documents and constituting a government. The founders wanted citizens who were not just consumers, taxpayers and voters.
The founders believed that character and american spirit was built by active participation – juries, posse, militia for law enforcement as well as national security, voting, serving in public office, public discourse. They understood the good that derived from sacrifice.
Our fathers believed that there were two necessary personal elements required for success in the american experiment: the first was a moral and ethical nature derived from Judeo- Christian teaching and practice. The second was an American spirit derived from direct social participation and from common governmental foundations achieved by means of public education. Commonality was their focus. It was necessary for clear communication throughout the diverse american communities.
The understanding was that perfecting the people comes before perfecting the government.The Judeo-Christian ethic was to be the standard of behavior. While its origins are “religious” in nature there was never any demand of conversion to that religion. On the contrary it is specifically documented that there was to be no imposition of a state religion. But it was perfectly clear that the government as constituted was designed for a society operating under Judeo-Christian principles. When it is pointed out that we are a nation under God – that is not saying that we are a theocracy. It is simply pointing to the model from which our social structure is designed. It conveys a higher belief and commitment than living by a standard derived from a committee operating under a pure democratic code.

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice ? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
It is substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. Who that is a sincere friend to it can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric?
Promote then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.”
From George Washington's Farewell Address

Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 10/14

Port of Oswego business booming
I hope it does not create to much dust for the hotel.


                                                                                                                   Sept 10/14






Today's Quote, Sept 8-9/14

“Come again when you can't stay so long.”
Walter Sickert

As it is written – A closer look at the Second Amendment
“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.” - The Second Amendment

What – A well regulated militia.
Who – the people.
When – always; not to be infringed.
Why – necessary for the security of the people – one and all .
Where - Generally, all (governments) serving humanity; Specifically, the United States of America.
How – keeping and bearing arms.

If you take out the modifying clause “being necessary to the security of a free state” Then “A well regulated militia” should connect to “the right of the people to keep and bear arms”. It should make a complete sentence and make sense.

“A well regulated militia, (modifying clause [why]), the right of the people to keep and bear arms, ….”.
It says that the people keeping and bearing arms constitutes a well regulated militia.

Grammatical Dependency
A well regulated militia:
1. Is necessary to the security of a free state.
2. Is the people exercising their right to keep and bear arms.
3. Shall not be infringed.

The security of a free state:
1. Achieved by people keeping and bearing arms.
2. Realized by armed citizens acting together.
3. Is to be the responsibility of the people not just the government.

The people keeping and bearing arms:
1. Is not to be diminished, denied or abolished by any government.
2. Constitute a well regulated militia.
3. Provides all the security demanded by the people including denying maladministration by the government.

Not to be infringed:
1. A well regulated militia that is not just the government controlled militia.
2. The people's right to keep and bear arms.
3. The people's ability to secure all of their freedoms.

Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 8-9/14

What's a Life Worth?
Ask Ed Kingsley's family. OFD killed him off, they had to play doctor in the ambulance instead of letting the ER doctors tend to him.
                                                                                                                   Sept 8-9/14

Does anyone know?
Does anyone know what the railroad company is doing behind the fort? The stakes of the interior are marked "the edge of concrete walkway." They tore down everything. It appears they might be putting in a roadway on lake side? My question to the city is...Will Con-Rail? do landscaping and plant plants to beautify the area? Since, they destroyed every living thing down there. Will it be posted? A lot of us frequent the lakeside in this area, but now??? Are they complying with all codes, because most of what they destroyed is almost in the water. Did they turn in their architectural, historically significant idea to the city? This is the most historical site in Oswego. Do the plans include gas street lights, wrought iron fencing on lakeside, with steps in areas of "Big Rock", so that the local can remember the good ole days? Will this be a continuance of the East Side River Walk? Just wondering if anyone had a clue. I'm guessing our city doesn't.
                                                                                                                   Sept 8-9/14

It seems to me, the Port Authority was planning to upgrade the rail system to a heavier load standard. This might be it. Don’t be surprised if the improvements include a 12’ high fence to keep the taxpayers away from even more lakefront.

Team of shipwreck explorers discover early 1800s schooner in Lake Ontario

                                                                                                                   Sept 8-9/14

America's top high schools: Did yours make the list?
We know Oz did not make this list.


                                                                                                                   Sept 8-9/14





Today's Quote, Sept 7/14

“Find me a man who's interesting enough to have dinner with and I'll be happy.”
Lauren Bacall


Rights of the People
New York Convention (July 7, 1788)
"That the militia should always be kept well organized, armed and disciplined, and include, according to past usages of the state, all the men capable of bearing arms, and that no regulations tending to render the general militia useless and defenseless, by establishing select corps of militia, of distinct bodies of military men, not having permanent interests and attachments to the community, ought to be made.
That the people have the right to keep and bear arms; that a well regulated militia, including the body of the people capable of bearing arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state."
Second Amendment to the US Constitution
“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.”
                                                                                                                    Sept 7/14

The Constitution of the State of New York
“A well regulated militia, being necessary for the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, cannot be infringed.”
                                                                                                                    Sept 7/14

Rights of the people
The Bill of Rights, also known as the first ten amendments in the US Constitution, enumerates several human rights that every person has. It is not a complete list but addresses selected rights that clarify our relationship with government. These rights are not granted by the Constitution – they are natural rights that existed before the Constitution and cannot be denied nor infringed by the government. They exist with or without a constitution.
The Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights enumerates two rights. The first is the right to a “well regulated militia”. The second right is “the right to keep and bear arms”. The desired militia was made a reality by the people keeping and bearing arms. The two are really expressions of each other.
It is the responsibility of government and the people to make this militia as effective as possible. It is a critical component of the peace establishment of the United States. Thwarting the design and intent of the Second Amendment by failing to “regulate” [use as intended] the three components of the militia is negligence. Requiring registration of weapons in the militia is tantamount to giving away defensive positions and military capability to an enemy. It is, at the minimum, reckless, and at the maximum, treason.
The Ninth Amendment to the US Constitution clearly establishes the Second Amendment as a permanent right retained by the people. Article Nine (Ninth Amendment) says: ”The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
There is no provision in the Constitution whereby a right can be declared null and void. The three constituted branches of government [the people are the fourth branch] do not have the authority to abridge (lessen or deprive – Webster's 1828) these rights. The amendment process can only remove the natural rights from being enumerated in the Constitution. If the Second Amendment were to be repealed it would simply default to the Ninth Amendment and still be in force.

Captain Ed
                                                                                                                    Sept 7/14

2 points
1-where was cosimento and her quality of life on the parking lot?
2-guns don’t kill people, people do.
                                                                                                                    Sept 7/14

Lockport Got It Right
The Lockport City Council got it right when they eliminated the fire ambulance and let a private ambulance service provide the ambulance for this town of 21,000 people. There was a $400,000 savings to the city and Oswego had the same opportunity back in March to do the same thing with an even bigger savings of 1.25 million dollars a year. Oswego chose to take the easy route and continue to screw the taxpayers by purchasing a new $125,000 and choosing to lose $250,000 per year rather than make the cut and save the above.
This statement from Lockport's fire chief below sounds just like what McCrobie and Kapowitz were saying, but it did not wash with the Lockport Council.
(“It’s really hard to change 40 years of tradition and how you’ve done things and now you have to rewrite guidelines and procedures for all these changes in basically seven days,” said Fire Captain Lupo. “I don’t know if it’s savings. What’s a life worth?”)
They tried the same scare tactics that McCrobie and Kapowitz used, but the Lockport Council has some intelligent people that were able to put the bull shit aside, do the right thing, and were able to reduce their city operating cost by almost a half a million dollars. Too bad our council wasn't smart enough to understand what was obvious to the Lockport Council! Congratulations to the Lockport council!!!
PS: That bullshit of "what's a life worth" makes the assumption that a certified private ambulance service would kill their patients where a public fire dept. ambulance wouldn't. I think there were a couple of incidents where the OFD ambulance did allow a patient to die around 8 years ago. How quickly we forget.
                                                                                                                    Sept 7/14





Today's Quote, Sept 6/14

"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."
John Cage

answering your responce
I beleive that those children who escaping death and torture should be allowed to stay as people escaping that have always been taken in but if its just to escape poverty no we have enought in this country of our own young,old,White,Black andBrown I don,t know how old you are but i was born with FDR president and as i got older i started to pay attention to politics and this country became more and more as the police men of the world of which we had no right to be we give money to countries that when we ask them something they turn their backs to us our government talks the talk but does not walk the walk thank you for your time charlie
                                                                                                                    Sept 6/14

The Power and Authority of the Citizen
Within the principle of the citizen militia there are three additional citizen responsibilities that should be addressed. The three are:
· Committees of Safety
· Posse Comitatus
· Citizen Arrest
                                                                                                                    Sept 6/14

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 citizen militia. 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.
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, demonized and infiltrated.

Posse Comitatus
Posse Comitatus is the calling out of a small part of the citizen militia by the Sheriff to be used for law enforcement or for emergency response. It is from the Common Law. To be effective you have to understand the office of Sheriff. It is important to understand that the Sheriff is an elected leader of the citizen militia. The Sheriff in New York State has the authority to request assistance from the state militia and can also use posse comitatus to call out the citizen militia. Under Article 1 Section 8 Clause 15 of the US Constitution the militia is to be called upon and provisioned to enforce the laws of the land. If the Sheriff calls for the state militia they will be acting under the established rules for the state militia. Under posse comitatus, if the sheriff calls out the citizen militia they should respond as best as they can but refusal to respond can result in indictment in situations where the Sheriff is putting down a riot.
If you are called out to serve under posse comitatus then your actions and responsibilities are the same as a law enforcement official. This is different than citizen arrest which I will discuss later.
A good Sheriff will support the maintenance of the local citizen militia. The Sheriff will be aware of the capacities and capability of the local citizen militia. The Sheriff should maintain a contingent of auxiliary sheriffs to act as leaders should it be necessary to call out large numbers for a posse. There should be an exercise at least once a year where a posse is called into service so that the Sheriff knows what to expect.
Responding to a call-up of the citizen militia, whether responding to the Sheriff or a Committee of Safety, is as important as responding to a call for jury duty. To be a true government of the people we must participate honorably. It is our duty as American citizens.
This is not to be confused with the use of federal troops as a posse comitatus. The federal Posse Comitatus Act does not apply to state militia or the National Guard when under state active duty.

Citizen Arrest
In New York it is anticipated and codified that the citizen militia or any citizen may be required from time to time to execute a citizen arrest. The ability to do this is facilitated by the ownership of personal weapons. The action of citizen arrest is well within the definition of the security of a state as identified in the Second Amendment.
A citizen may arrest anyone who is in the act of or who has just committed a crime that was witnessed by the citizen. The citizen may use an appropriate level of force to restrain the perpetrator or to forcefully terminate the crime including deadly force as necessitated by the circumstance. The citizen may use force to prevent the flight of the perpetrator. In the case of murder, rape or similar crimes the citizen may, after giving due notice of arrest, use deadly force to prevent harm to others by a fleeing perpetrator.
The important thing to remember is that you must personally witness the crime.
You may brandish or point a gun in making the arrest but if you have a gun that has been modified for increased lethality (trigger pull) then you should not point it unless lethal force is called for.
A citizen must witness the actual crime to make an arrest but police have a different standard.

I have deliberately excluded Grand Jury duty because others have covered the topic far better than I am able to do and because the need for you to understand the Grand Jury should not be treated lightly. I can only beg you to understand the Grand Jury and understand it well. The Grand Jury is (was?) the keystone between the people and the government. It applies force equally to both sides for strength and stability.

Captain Ed
                                                                                                                    Sept 6/14

Capt. Ed
Is he/she the new Doc Bill?

                                                                                                                    Sept 6/14

Warendork's Parking Lot
Looks like the neighborhood Hudder's back yard, ah, such quality of life here in Oz. If NYS needed an enema it would be given in Oz.

You know what would really dress up the neighborhoods? Leotta taking a dirt nap in one of those open construction sites all over town.

Here is a NY town that made the right move, will our councilors ever see the light?

                                                                                                                    Sept 6/14






Today's Quote, Sept 5/14
“Of course all the parking that is being proposed would have to meet all the standards of code,” he added. “I believe this will dress up that area quite nicely.”
Anthony Leotta


That is the same bull sh!t that old lying bastard used for this Wahrendork parking lot at 111 West Third St. Wahrendorks never follow the laws or codes that everyone else does. It is not in their Urban Terrorist DNA. Leotta has never and will never make them conform to any codes. This is also a dump for various Wahrendork slums. Two years ago Leotta said he would make Wahrendork remove the tree trunks. You are a FU*KING LIAR Leotta but then you always were. I can not wait to read your obituary!


Rights of the people
The Bill of Rights, also known as the first ten amendments in the US Constitution, enumerates several human rights that every person has. It is not a complete list but addresses selected rights that clarify our relationship with government. These rights are not granted by the Constitution – they are natural rights that existed before the Constitution and cannot be denied nor infringed by the government. They exist with or without a constitution.
The Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights enumerates two rights. The first is the right to a “well regulated militia”. The second right is “the right to keep and bear arms”. The desired militia was made a reality by the people keeping and bearing arms. The two are really expressions of each other.
It is the responsibility of government and the people to make this militia as effective as possible. It is a critical component of the peace establishment of the United States. Thwarting the design and intent of the Second Amendment by failing to “regulate” [use as intended] the three components of the militia (see note [1]) is negligence. Requiring registration of weapons in the militia is tantamount to giving away defensive positions and military capability to an enemy. It is, at the minimum, reckless, and at the maximum, treason.
The Ninth Amendment to the US Constitution clearly establishes the Second Amendment as a permanent right retained by the people. Article Nine (Ninth Amendment) says: ”The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
There is no provision in the Constitution whereby a right can be declared null and void. The three constituted branches of government (see note [2]) do not have the authority to abridge (lessen or deprive – Webster's 1828) these rights. The amendment process can only remove the natural rights from being enumerated in the Constitution. If the Second Amendment were to be repealed it would simply default to the Ninth Amendment and still be in force.
1. The militia consists of three components - the state organized militia; the state unorganized militia; the citizen militia of the Second Amendment which has a charge and commission to provide security.
2. There are actually four branches of the government - the people; the legislature; the president; the courts.

Captain Ed
                                                                                                                    Sept 5/14

Yesturdays quote, there is much to sniff in oz.
                                                                                                                    Sept 5/14

RE: Ilegal emigration [sic]
I hope that the person responsible for writing that diatribe wasn't a product of the Oswego school system. There is no section of the U.S. Constitution that makes illegal immingration a crime. In fact our Constitution actually grants illegal immigrants certain rights that any U.S. citizen enjoys.

                                                                                                                    Sept 5/14

"Illegal Emmigrants"
A. Your comment about the birth rate dropping....LMAO.....babies are dropping babies at an alarming rate.

B. And a good portion of America does not contribute to Social Security/Medicare because they are living off cash assistance, WIC, HUD, Snap, Medicaid, etc. because they keep having babies they really don't want they are just to damn lazy to use any form of contraception. Many girls claim they "cannot take the pill" and many guys REFUSE to wear condoms.

C. These immigrants coming into America are not going to contribute to these programs. A vast majority of the illegals work under the table and pay no taxes.

D. Quote from a Oswego Border Patrol officer: "they cannot pick up an illegal until they break the law" what kind of bullshit statement is that? They broke the law the day they crossed the border...

Sorry captain ed but I dont agree with one word in your statement.
                                                                                                                    Sept 5/14



answering your responce
I beleive that those children who escaping death and torture should be allowed to stay as people escaping that have always been taken in but if its just to escape poverty no we have enought in this country of our own young,old,White,Black andBrown  I don,t know how old you are but i was born with FDR president and as i got older i started to pay attention to politics and this country became more and more as the police men of the world of which we had no right to be we give money to countries that when we ask them something they turn their backs to us our government talks the talk but does not walk the walk thank you for your time charlie

                                                                                                                    Sept 5/14






Today's Quote, Sept 4/14

"Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us."
Loren Eiseley

Responding to "ilegal emigration"
If "ilegal emigration" was referring to the article on border security then they need to read more carefully.
The article is about clearly identifying and safely transporting those who have been identified as having legitimate refugee status. It is then that we should embrace the children and their needs.
Children who arrive "illegally" into the country should be treated humanely while their legal status is being resolved.

The reason that there are children in the United States being neglected has nothing to do with the children coming across the border. I hope this doesn't shock you but the reality is that poverty advantages certain political agendas.
It is possible to calculated the geographical distribution of poverty/wealth as well as education levels so as to achieve a desired ratio that will result in a predictable electoral response with a very high level of statistical confidence.

From another perspective - Economically we are in a bind due to low birth rates in America. The population is not growing at a rate that can sustain the entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare. We need immigration to help out. I suspect that the relaxation of Border Security has a lot to do with getting people into the country faster than the legal immigration bureaucracy permits. From what I understand, the folks they are letting in have high birth rates. The economy grows with the population in direct proportion. Unfortunately we haven't been able to grow the economy to pick up the existing unemployed and underemployed. It only appears that the new immigrants are taking jobs from existing Americans. The reason that current populations of Americans are not achieving economic success is because of the political aspect I mentioned as well as their generational government dependency. This dependency has cheated them of the skills necessary to create wealth independent of taxation.

Captain Ed
                                                                                                          Sept 4/14

Pre-Megan's Law Sex Offender relocation alert
This is to inform you that Brian H Savage Sr DIN83B0084 has moved from 245 Mitchell St Oswego,NY 13126 to 50 E 7th St Cayuga St side Oswego,NY 13126
                                                                                                          Sept 4/14

Two in arrested following meth lab investigation
All those Carveys are lowlife scum.


                                                                                                          Sept 4/14





Today's Quote, Sept 3/14

"He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it, without asking who is for it or who is against it."
Henry George

Oswego FD
Is Oswego FD Medic Joe Smegelsky still on paid vacation? When will our elected officials cut the strings and cut this guy loose. Why do we keep paying him? I think it has been over 2 months of paid vacation so far.

Looks like Minetto Fire Department doesn't seem to care either, he is still listed as a member on their website and still Chief.

                                                                                                          Sept 3/14

Ilegal emigration
Sir I am from Oswego but do not live there I read your page almost every day and agree with you all the time but your latest is off base we in this country have children in need yet no one seems to say they should be addressed first the constitution says Ilegal Aliens have committed a crime and should be deported not cared for in a country that can not take care of their own thank you for your site and keep the pressure on the idiots running O sego
                                                                                                          Sept 2/14

Sounds like you are one of the lucky ones that escaped. That was sent in by another reader. To be honest I have not had the chance to read all of it yet.






Today's Quote, Sept 2/14

"The road to success is always under construction"

Lily Tomlin


Border Question
What strikes me odd about the current immigration/amnesty program is that there seems to be no doubt that the US government has adopted a policy to let in children that the government believes could have the status of a refugee and yet leaves them vulnerable.
Agents all along the border are instructed to let them into the country and to direct them to shelter. It is apparent that it is well known in Washington that these children are being enticed into America by information from unknown sources that is circulating in Central and South America. It is also evident that the US government is indirectly responsible for some of these enticements.
Why then isn't the US government putting out the word that these folks can cross into the US unimpeded at the manned checkpoints? Why are these poor children being subjected to the abuse of the human traffickers as well as the smugglers know as Coyote?
Just exactly who is making money by the exploitation of these children?
I have no problem with taking care of the children once they are here.
The problem I have is the security at the border. There is no reason to reduce the security at the border to permit persons with refuge status to get into the country. If they were able to find out that they could be allowed in as refuges then it makes sense that the same communication system could direct them to safe passage and unimpeded entry into the US at the established entry points.
Refuges crossing into Mexico from the south and seeking asylum in the US should be directed to report to Mexican border officials. They should then be turned over to a United Nations team that takes them to the closest US Consulate or US Embassy to be processed. The UN team or a humanitarian organization then can arrange for transportation and escort them to the US border with their documents. They cross into the US safely. Prearranged government and civilian agencies can then take control of them at the border and get them safely to secure government or private shelters.
Getting this information disseminated throughout Central and South America may be difficult where influential people on both sides of the border want to be able to continue to prey on and victimize these poor people. It seems like a terrible price to pay in order to elect the political elite into lifestyles of the rich and famous.

Captain Ed
                                                                                                          Sept 2/14

Re: White Takes City To Task Over Parking Barricade
Dave White is up to his BS again at city hall. Trying to push people around, well not anymore White! Tarzan Brady was the only one ever arrested and sent to jail over the murder of Mr. Coyle. That case needs to be reopened.
                                                                                                          Sept 2/14

I was told Brady was sent to jail but it had nothing to do with Coyle. Probably the only cop left that really knows anything is Booby Germain.

I noticed one of our FD ambulances at the speedway today for the big races. Is this so the on-duty guys can watch the races instead of protecting the residents of the city? Does the speedway pay any money for this service or is this a back door deal like many others.

Concerned Citizen trying to get lower taxes
                                                                                                          Sept 2/14


That is probably another one of McCrobie's deals. He likes to rent out the ambulance for a hundred bucks and then call in two men on OT to staff it. He will claim the department is making money but the taxpayers will be putting out 400-500 in labor.

Waneta Ethel Hoyt | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

                                                                                                          Sept 2/14

Leotta's Magic Lamp
East Fifth Street and Church Street has been blocked off due to the Riley water project for a month. They have worked on it one day. This is a major inconvenience for the residents. The workmen have said they cannot finish it because they can't shut off the water, no one knows where the shut off is located. I suggest Leotta get out his magic lamp, rub it, and ask the genie where the shut off is located, obviously, like everything else, he has no clue. Does anyone know who is doing the work on this project? No names on the equipment or vehicles, probably some fly by night outfit, connected to the Gillans in some way. Just wondering............
                                                                                                          Sept 2/14






Today's Quote, Aug 31/14

“We are tomorrow's past.”
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley


Re: autism cover up-not!
You "science based" article about cdc coverup being not true is fucking hysterical!! The original team of researchers who omitted data looked over there own work and said not true!!! That's laughable science. Just like you! Go blow up twisty balloons at the farmers market or something else you can do for real. The person making claims of autism causality was senior Dr on the job That felt guilt about not reporting. Asking the same people who covered it up the first time to investigate it doesn't mean there going to tell the truth idiot. Let me guess you work for the city if Oswego. You know all about how to cover things up. Or perhaps the sheriffs dept maybe you covered up heidi Allen's case. Either way there is a real thing called autism and there is a real cause which is quite possibly and logically vaccinations. Thanks for your "scholarly" Wayne's world opinion!
                                                                                                          Aug 31/14

Hybrid Department
I don't know why I am responding to a person that hasn't got a clue, but, maybe this will sink into "it's" pea sized brain. If "it" could read a budget "it" would see that the Fire Department overtime in 2103 was $530,000 and in 2014 was $661,000.
The police overtime in 2013 was $410,000 and in 2014 was $451,000. It would appear that "it" is either a fireman or just plan ignorant.
Seems there was no mention of the 207A expense,( the sick, lame, and lazy account) in the fire department where the taxpayers paid out $237,000 in 2013 and $230,000 in 2014 so they could sit on their asses or go out and do a second job.
                                                                                                          Aug 31/14




Today's Quote, Aug 30/14

“Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Breakfast and airplane rides for kids at the Oswego County Airport
The Experimental Aircraft Association chapter 486 and our local Civil Air Patrol squadron at Oswego County Airport are having a fly-in pancake breakfast on September 14 at the EAA hanger, just north of the airport main entrance on rt. 176 in Fulton. Enjoy pancakes, French toast, sausage, eggs, home fries, homemade donuts, coffee, juice, milk. All you can eat. Serving from 7:30 till noon.
Free real airplane rides for kids 8-17 yrs. old through the EAA young eagle program, weather permitting, and based on pilot availability. Cost: Adults $8, Seniors $6, children $4
For information, call Bob Failmezger 315-591-7778
                                                                                                          Aug 30/14

Becky-How could you give this A&&-Hole Aaron This Job ??? He's a Dick !
Oh, I forgot you are Educated, Like that other Bit-h !
Your Boss.
Book Smart, Brain Dead, & not Street Smart
Well. Now you both have your Mr.Snitch

Good Luck ! Cleaners/Janitors, Be careful out there.

To Oswego Loin/Suco Followers.These are-Two women who wish they were Men.
                                                                                                          Aug 30/14

Oswego Cellar Savers
Now, come on.
After reading your post, I've got to write to defend our heroes in the fire department and say that they are at least trying to make the taxpayers feel better. The last time I saw them doing their grocery shopping on our time, it was at Price Chopper, there were three (3) of them and they parked the fire truck in the open, in the parking lot.
When you saw them shopping, there were only two (2) of them and they tried to hide the truck.
That's progress, isn't it?
                                                                                                          Aug 30/14

Re: hybrid department hahaha
Once again it is the police with an overtime budget of over 600,000 not the fire dept. This town has no hope because you people are to ignorant to see a big picture. In past 3 years total fd budget is actually lowered the police budget has increased nearly 100% in less than 5 years.
                                                                                                          Aug 30/14

The Big Screen Shines Again

                                                                                                          Aug 30/14

Joe Smegelsky
Does anybody know what's going with Joe Smegelsky besides that he's on a paid vacation?
                                                                                                          Aug 30/14

Dear friends in Oswego,
I have taken some time to summarize the Farewell Address of George Washington for your reflection as to its application to the current state of our Republic. It is focused on Washington's sentiments regarding political parties.
There is an adage that states : “When all else fails – read the instructions”.
I believe that we will be well served if we read and contemplate this sage advice by one who had more than just a casual acquaintance with the constitution of our government.

A Summary of George Washington's sentiments on political parties as expressed in his Farewell Address.

The following are sentiments from that address.

Before commenting on political parties George Washington reviews the genius of union as it was purposed in the United States of America.
· Prevent internal factions that are stimulated by rivalries.
· Withstand the many artifices employed to weaken the people's conviction for unity.
· Maintain the preeminence of national patriotism over local discriminations.
· Emphasize that regional economic interests must stand on their own strength – not on apostate and unnatural connections.
· Create a common government. (not the patchwork of Democrat and Republican enclaves that we have today)

In recognizing that different regions of the country have different economic interests that each tries to advantage, Washington advises that “one of the expedients of party (political) to acquire influence within particular district is to misrepresent the opinions and aims of other districts”.

Washington then emphasizes that our Constitution of Government was made for intimate union and for management of our common concerns. (Washington expresses the critical importance of common experiences in other parts of the address).
His arrangement of the words Constitution of Government is important to understand. Our Constitution establishes four divisions of governance – not the three that has been foisted on us for years. Article 1 creates the legislative branch; Article 2 the Executive branch and Article 3 the judicial branch. The Preamble and The Bill of Rights declares the people to be the preeminent branch of government. It recognizes the people as the inventors and innovators of the Constitution. It declares the people to be the authority by which the government acts. It codifies that the people are the final arbiters of constitutional construction. It persuades that the people are the energy that drive the engines of liberty and that they are the captains that command the ship of state.

Washington then proceeds to make his case against political parties:

· It is then asserted that party partisanship would pose an obstruction to the execution of laws if those laws disturb the cherished political ideology and threaten party members.
· It is cautioned that combinations, associations, parties, etc. may seem plausible in particular situations but that extra caution must be taken to prevent being swayed without reasoned consideration.
· It is asserted that political parties design to:direct; control; counteract; awe the regular deliberations and actions of constituted authorities and that they are destructive and ultimately fatal to a republic.
· Political parties serve to organize faction and give faction an artificial and extraordinary force.
· They substitute the will of the party for the will of the nation.
· They are a home for an artful and enterprising minority of the community attempting to gain privilege, exclusivity and economic advantage.
· By alternate triumphs of different parties, they make the public administration the mirror of ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans, digested by common councils and modified by mutual interests.
· They may now and then answer popular ends. (gives them an artificial appearance of respectability)
· Over course of time parties become potent engines by which cunning, ambitious and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people, and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.
· Government is little else than a name if it is too feeble to withstand the enterprises of faction.
· Alternate dominion of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, has in the past perpetrated the most horrible enormities. It is itself a frightful despotism. It leads to more permanent despotism.
· The disorders and miseries of despotism give rise to powerful individuals who become leaders of factions. They use the despotism to elevate themselves ultimately causing the ruin of public liberty.
· Guard against despotism even though it is uncommon. It is the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party that are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and to restrain.
· Parties distract public councils and enfeeble public administration. ( They are like spoiled brats continually demanding attention. My observation, E.T.)
· They agitate the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms.
· Political faction kindles the animosity of one part against another.
· Political faction opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds access to the government through party passions.
· Parties may have some role in monarchies but not in governments purely elective.
· Political parties represent a natural spirit that must be tamed so that it does not destroy the republic.

My comments:
Why has this advice been ignored? Why have we been negligent in discouraging those who interject partisanship? Why have we abdicated our personal responsibilities to police the republic and in our stead hired agents obliged to the very destructive combinations we wish to dissolve?

What have we wrought? There is a children's game called King of the Hill where each child tries to capture and hold the hill against the other children trying to do the same. In the adult world the political class has taken this to a higher level; they captured the hill and then built an impregnable fortress of laws, agencies and police. They control accusers by liable, slander and other distortions in order to demonize and discredit them. They allow in outsiders only when it is convenient for them to do so.
There is one political class with two faces. It is like a coin with each side representing a unique pathway for acquiring power. The opposite side purporting to be the remedy for the offenses of the other in their methodology. It is a well practiced and polished craft of manipulation and deception.
In the children's game it was possible for a weaker child to reach the top if the king was distracted by the attack of one or more of the other children. There was always the possibility and strategies available for combinations and alliances to overpower the king. Those same possibilities are available to us today to penetrate the fortress of political elitism. Unfortunately, sufficient numbers of voters have been convinced that the status quo is actually advantageous to us and is the true freedom and liberty sought in the American experiment.

“For of all the sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these 'it might have been'”; John Greenleaf Whittier; Poem: Maud Muller.

Fair winds and following seas,
Captain Ed
                                                                                                          Aug 30/14

Autism cover-up - NOT!
A recent post suggested the CDC was engaged in a cover-up over vaccines and autism. The "scholarly" article in question has been withdrawn by the publisher and a nice summary of why the "cover-up" is a crock can be found at http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/did-a-high-ranking-whistleblower-really-reveal-that-the-cdc-covered-up-proof-that-vaccines-cause-autism-in-african-american-boys/
                                                                                                          Aug 30/14

White Takes City To Task Over Parking Barricade
Dave, you and your sister are the kind of people who put the white in white trash. The city should put up a twelve-foot chain link fence around you your sister and all your Wahrendork in-laws.


Amen brother that would be a good temporary solution until something more permanent could be arranged.

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. SCOTT ROBINSON has moved from 3273 US ROUTE 11, MEXICO, NY 13114 to 231 DUER ST LEFT DOOR, 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. http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/SomsSUBDirectory/offenderDetails.jsp?offenderid=35696

                                                                                                          Aug 30/14

I Wonder Who The Landlord Is ?

Is it true that a sex offender has moved in right across the street from the Police Chief ?
Just Wondering
                                                                                                          Aug 30/14





Today's Quote, Aug 28-29/14

"If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Anyone that has children with autism read this http://www.examiner.com/article/autism-caused-by-


                                                                                                          Aug 28-29/14

Let me be the first to congratulate Aaron. This man has had so many successes over the last few years. First a faithful marriage, oh wait. The respect of his peers, oh wait. The family he so desperately wants, oh wait. His ability to reframe from drugs and booze, oh wait. His awesome bike riding career, oh wait. Well I guess you did sell out to manage the best workers on campus. Wow I thought this was gonna make people respect you more, sorry my bad guess there is no hiding your a dick.
                                                                                                          Aug 28-29/14

Roger Breckenridge prison interview: I had nothing to do with Heidi Allen's kidnapping (video)


                                                                                                          Aug 28-29/14

Firemen OT
Kind of ironic that the FD OT for 2014 is $666,000......

they're trying to tell you something people...get rid of the ambulance....
                                                                                                          Aug 28-29/14

Man Charged With Making Terroristic Threat

                                                                                                          Aug 28-29/14

Oswego Cellar Savers
As My wife and I were traveling across town early Thursday evening, approx. 4:30 we noticed one of our large pumper fire trucks sitting in the parking lot behind the Condos, formerly the Oswego High School. As we have a number of friends that live here we became very concerned. I pulled into the drive through parking lot, adjacent to the Big M and found a parking spot as my wife needed to do some shopping at the Big M. I picked up my cell phone to call one of our friend that live in the building and just as I did two Oswego Firemen came strolling out of The Big M laden with multiple bags of groceries and headed towards the fire truck. Totally pissed me off. I see them do this at Price Chopper (they park along the side of the building out of sight). I have also seen then do the same at Bosco's.
Taxes are outrageous in this city and what do we get for them? I can not for the life of me understand why not one counselor or the Mayor does not get outraged at these people using a city vehicle to shop on the tax payers dime. That in itself speaks volumes about there priorities when it comes to representing their constituents.
I implore the voting public in Oswego to vote every one of these people out of office, every one of them!!! We need an administration that knows the meaning of the word austerity. One that will audit and reduce the graft and fat from EVERY department and if reduction in forces are called for follow through with them. From what I see it should start with the fat laden fire department.
                                                                                                          Aug 28-29/14

Fulton woman charged with starting fire in backseat of police car


                                                                                                          Aug 28-29/14

She must be on loan from Oz.

Breakfast and airplane rides for kids at the Oswego County Airport
The Experimental Aircraft Association chapter 486 and our local Civil Air Patrol squadron at Oswego County Airport are having a fly-in pancake breakfast on September 14 at the EAA hanger, just north of the airport main entrance on rt. 176 in Fulton. Enjoy pancakes, French toast, sausage, eggs, home fries, homemade donuts, coffee, juice, milk. All you can eat. Serving from 7:30 till noon.
Free real airplane rides for kids 8-17 yrs. old through the EAA young eagle program, weather permitting, and based on pilot availability. Cost: Adults $8, Seniors $6, children $4
For information, call Bob Failmezger 315-591-7778
                                                                                                          Aug 28-29/14

City streets
Coming into Oswego on route 48 just past the city sign an additional sign warns of rough road.
Better to have a sign; City of Oswego rough roads throughout.....
                                                                                                          Aug 28-29/14






Today's Quote, Aug 27/14

“When man wanted to make a machine that would walk he created the wheel, which does not resemble a leg.”
Guillaume Apollinaire

Home work,
You have your police and fire ot mixed up the fire ot is the 300g number and the police ot is the 600g number. Also how have the police controlled cost better than fire from 2012 to 2014 based on your numbers the total fire budget has decreased while the police budget has grown exponentially, infact since 2008 the police budget has increased nearly 100 percent based on your numbers and infact their budget increased 20 percent in the last year.
Due to massive raises. They are now getting ot to "walk the beat" or do quality of life patrols what a joke. When we are all ready to recognize the big picture the "fixing" might be able to start until then keep watching. Then you have to figure out true budget cause the ofd recovers over a million in ambulance billing therefor their budget becomes roughly 2/3 of the opd budget. How many cops live in the city? How many slum apartments do the cops own vs the fd ? Both departments need fixing
                                                                                                          Aug 27/14


When I cut and paste the formatting is sometimes lost and I don't always catch it. How does this look?


Home Work
Fire budget      2008 $3,250,000

                     2012, $4,991,000

                     2013 $4,966,000

                     2014 $4,828,000


Fire OT           2013 $536,000

                     2014 $666,000

Police budget   2008, $2,750,000

                     2013, $4,065,000,

                     2014, $4,698,000

                     2012, $3,798,000

Police OT        2013 $344,000

                    2014 $378,000

There is no personal opinion in the above numbers, just the facts you espoused, other than the two departments are out of control and are screwing the taxpayers every time they turn around. I don't know what your point was, but looking at the numbers and comparing them to last year and the year before really proves nothing other than the screwing we are taking when compared to 2008.
Take the average of 2012-2014 compared to 2008 and the cost have gone up by 53% for the OFD or and the police was up by 27%. From 2013 to 2014 the fire dept. OT went up by 25% and the police is by 10%.
When looking at the two departments, the OFD is the worst of the two, and the police seem to be trying to control costs. There has been much written about the OFD and it is easy to understand why they are so hated, especially when 85% don't live here in the city and take our tax dollars to outer communities. Maybe you should do your homework, but then I'm sure you are either a fireman or related to one and use fireman math!

New witness in Heidi Allen kidnapping: Two suspects admitted crushing van with victim inside


                                                                                                          Aug 27/14

Ex Drug dealing cop
If you wnat to see what a discraced Ex Drug dealing cop looks like be at the CopShop by 8am tomorrow when Rumproaster Troy Martin checkes in for his 1st PAROLE appt. How fitting he has togo to his former place of employment for checkin. how long will it take for him to get back hooked up w tattoo and Gosuk
                                                                                                          Aug 27/14

Utica Police Arrest Two for Burglary, Man Was Wearing Ankle Monitoring Device


                                                                                                          Aug 27/14







Today's Quote, Aug 24-25/14

“Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.”
Paulo Coelho

Three Clowns in a Fountain
Looked at the front page of the paper today and saw "Three Clowns in a Fountain" picture in all its glory!
I know they think this is humorous and that it is noteworthy to give to ALS, but it comes off as a stupid stunt for a photo Op, and then to have that freak show Kaplewicz do his usual bull$hit comment about it "bringing awareness to ALS" (sic) just makes me want to puke in the fountain.
Maybe those "Three Clowns in the Fountain" might want to bring some awareness to how they are going to start reducing taxes, stop pandering to the OFD, become aware we need to stop hiring people we don't need, and the list just keeps going on!
I liked the movie Three Coins in a Fountain, but These Three Clowns in a Fountain is ridicules. I don't think the fountain will bless any of them.
                                                                                                          Aug 24-25/14

No More Commercial Building Permits
The City wants to enforce a New Code for Vacant Buildings? How about the commercial buildings we have vacant but but the City still issue commercial building permits for new construction. Has anyone looked at the eye sore empty strip mall buildings. that we have on the City's east side. Before issuing new commercial construction permits the city should assign someone on the zoning board to encourage new prospective commercial tenants to modify their plans, maybe give them a 6 month/ year tax incentive to locate in some vacant store fronts in our town.
I know some neighborhoods look saddened with unkept damaged housing, but if the City's store fronts are soaped up and empty then the WHOLE City looks destroyed. Lets also look at the big picture!
                                                                                                          Aug 24-25/14

Mr. Snitch [ AJ ] is now the new Kenny T.

He will Rat you out !

Mary & Beckys Boy-Toy
                                                                                                          Aug 24-25/14

Re: Heidi
It doesn't seem like there is any hurry to search for Heidi Allen. If the law enforcement community had been serious they would have combed that whole Mexico area with a fine toothed comb a long time ago. OCSD definitely doesn't want to face a 20 million dollar lawsuit for 20 years behind bars due to their "hear-say" evidence prosecution. It's a damn shame the NYSP weren't the first ones on the scene in 1994. The outcome would probably have been much different. The "hear-say" evidence now is much more compelling than it was back then. Oh well, they had to blame it on somebody so the whole matter could be put to "rest".
                                                                                                          Aug 24-25/14


Home Work
Fire budget      2008 $3,250,000

                     2012, $4,991,000

                     2013 $4,966,000

                     2014 $4,828,000


Fire OT           2013 $536,000

                     2014 $666,000

Police budget   2008, $2,750,000

                     2013, $4,065,000,

                     2014, $4,698,000

                     2012, $3,798,000

Police OT        2013 $344,000

                    2014 $378,000

There is no personal opinion in the above numbers, just the facts you espoused, other than the two departments are out of control and are screwing the taxpayers every time they turn around. I don't know what your point was, but looking at the numbers and comparing them to last year and the year before really proves nothing other than the screwing we are taking when compared to 2008.
Take the average of 2012-2014 compared to 2008 and the cost have gone up by 53% for the OFD or and the police was up by 27%. From 2013 to 2014 the fire dept. OT went up by 25% and the police is by 10%.
When looking at the two departments, the OFD is the worst of the two, and the police seem to be trying to control costs. There has been much written about the OFD and it is easy to understand why they are so hated, especially when 85% don't live here in the city and take our tax dollars to outer communities. Maybe you should do your homework, but then I'm sure you are either a fireman or related to one and use fireman math!
                                                                                                          Aug 27/14

Syracuse homeowner resents 'random' $4,280 bill for sidewalk repairs while city ignores many others
Let's hope those dim bulbs on the council and gilligan don't see this. Not one of them has had an original idea yet.


                                                                                                          Aug 24-25/14





Today's Quote, Aug 23/14

“Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.”
Ray Bradbury

re-wrights landing
the girl in the booth was not a skinny blonde-she was an older lady.completely useless-I will never go there again to rent a paddleboat
.                                                                                                          Aug 23/14

Once again how do you anticipate "fixing" the city when you cant recognize where the real problems are or for that matter pay attention to whats actually happened.

Heres a homework lesson for you go look at last years police and fire budgets and compare them to this years budgets, go look at the salaries of the cops vs the firemen including the OT tell me what you find, go look at total staffing for each dept over the last couple years tell me what you find. You posted the salaries of the firemen that retired now how bout the police that have retired?

As much as you all hate the OFD surely you must be smart enough to realize that when you let personal opinion over take facts youll never solve anything.
.                                                                                                          Aug 23/14

Driver in overnight Oswego County crash was drunk, nearly hit state trooper, police say


.                                                                                                          Aug 23/14

City of Fulton, town of Granby to receive $200,000 to help fund dredging of Lake Neatahwanta
They should be fining the farmers who’s runoff is causing the problem in the first place.


.                                                                                                          Aug 23/14

Notorious child molester Ray Younis moved to psychiatric facility in Ogdensburg

.                                                                                                          Aug 23/14

Visit New York Biomass Energy Alliance at Great New York State Fair with Sustainable Energy Incentives Info
Syracuse, NY. The New York Biomass Energy Alliance/NYBEA has begun expanding its outreach and education program through the recent award of $250,000 in U.S. Forest Service State Wood Energy Team funding. NYBEA is at the 2014 Great New York State Fair in the Center of Progress Building with information on practical incentives available to convert residences and businesses to local, sustainable bioenergy.

The incentives are available from Renewable Heat NY/RHNY, an initiative of Governor Andrew Cuomo, providing incentives toward the installed costs of high-efficiency, low-emission wood heating systems, and the NY Green Bank, a state-sponsored investment fund supporting clean energy.

NYBEA Board Chairman Matt McArdle, president of Mesa Reduction Engineering and Processing, based in Auburn, NY, said, ‘The New York Biomass Energy Alliance welcomes the efforts of Renewable Heat NY to catalyze the high-efficiency, low-emission wood heating industry. New York will be a national leader in developing this low-emissions industry and the Alliance will continue to support the momentum that has been building here.’

Evoworld Inc. President Lou Okonski, the host of the RHNY announcement of the first round of incentives on July 29, said, ‘The Governor’s program will give a big boost to bioenergy appliances manufactured in New York State, while helping New York residents and businesses save a substantial amount of money on heating starting this winter.’

To learn more about the first round of RHNY incentives, visit the New York Biomass Energy Alliance at the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority booth in the Center of Progress Building at the Great New York State Fair, visit the NYBEA website at www.newyorkbiomass.org, or call 607-316-3437.
.                                                                                                          Aug 23/14


End Of The Rainbow In Oz





Today's Quote, Aug 22/14

"Practically all the relationships I know are based on a foundation of lies and mutually accepted delusion."
Kim Cattrall

This is the kind of relationship, which exists between our elected officials and the OFD.

Padding Retirement By the OFD/OPD
Yes, you are correct that the Police Department also pads their retirement, with the exception they do not use a phony excuse of the ambulance to do the padding for them. The OFD just bought a $150,000 ambulance and is still renting one for $200/day. It has been clearly presented to the mayor and council that Menter could easily take over the ambulance requirements for the city of Oswego, and that the ambulance crew is loosing over $250,000 per year. In other words, we spend more for labor and equipment than we get in ambulance revenue, and yes, by $250,000. It was also recognized by the mayor and council that eliminating 12 men and using Menter would save the city around $1,500,000 and probably closer to $2,000,000/year. Then a deal was cut to get rid of the Code Enforcement (3 people), keep the 12 slugs from the OFD so they could pad their retirement even more by doing code inspections, hire a Planning/Zoning Director for $63,000 and a Zoning Officer for $50,000, thereby doubling the cost of what the Code Office cost and now get bad inspections from the OFD, because their firemen friends are slumlords and just get passed without an inspection.
This mayor and council collectively have no business sense at all and are going to bankrupt this city by their actions.
.                                                                                                          Aug 22/14

OFD Operating Their Rental Ambulance With No Registration.

Where Are The Plates?


.                                                                                                          Aug 22/14

No search yet for remains of 1994 kidnapping victim Heidi Allen in new area


.                                                                                                          Aug 22/14

domestic violence memorial in Oswego


Channel 9 followed this coverage with a domestic violence memorial in Oswego (painted purple and pink fire hydrants) for Moshier's murdered wife. This situation was not Domestic Violence it was the result of her Adulterous Open Sexuality. Open Sexuality is not victimless. NYS enacted no-fault divorce. Women now seek the cover of the "Domestic Violence" label and blame men for the secondary conduct. Its Why Open Sexuality and "gay marriage" should not be accepted.
GLBT are all on the Open Sexuality Spectrum.


.                                                                                                          Aug 22/14



Today's Quote, Aug 19-21/14

"For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead..."
Thomas Jefferson


Thanks to the ever decreasing quality of service provided by Verizon DSL the site was unable to be published over the last few days. On the positive side their tech support has been widening my understanding of several of the Hindi dialects.


2014 Great New York State Fair to have Great Lakes Research ROV, 24/7 Weather Buoy in State Park Pond

Syracuse, NY, August 18, 2014. The Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes Signature Exhibit at the 2014 Great New York State Fair will have components in the permanent reflecting pool at the 375-acre Syracuse, NY, fairgrounds. The ‘cement pond’ is part of the State Park, operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation at the Fair.

Twice daily, at 2pm and 4pm, the Great Lakes Research Consortium and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry ESF will demonstrate the use of a remotely-operated underwater vehicle/ROV in the pool. Information will be presented on how the high-tech equipment is used to further a science-based understanding of the Great Lakes.

Throughout the 12-day, August 21-September 1, fair, a weather buoy equipped with a real-time, 24/7 weather station that will broadcast current weather conditions from the pool. With funding from the Great Lakes Observing System, the U.S. EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and others, the Great Lakes Research Consortium has a series of these real-time monitoring stations located across New York State.

Visitors to the 30x60-foot Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great Lakes’ Signature Exhibit tent in the mini-State Park at the Fair will discover:
. videos and 10 interpretive panels with fascinating details and images of shipwrecks in Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Champlain, the Finger Lakes, Lake George and the St. Lawrence River spanning two centuries

. a replica 18th-century bateau from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, an example of a vessel used during the French and Indian War in New York

. artifacts from the H. Lee White Maritime Museum

. scuba-equipped mannequins from National Aquatics Service showing how diving gear has evolved since the 1950s.

. daily 11am-1pm, a Treasure Chest for youngsters under 12 to dig into, and

. Coastie, the talking safety boat mascot of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Nearby, the New York Sea Grant Launch Steward Program and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will have the 10-foot ‘mouse boat’ that is the 2014 New York Sea Grant Discover Clean and Safe Boating education vessel on exhibit. Stewards and Auxiliary representatives will be educating visitors about safe boating and diving and how boaters can use the easy Clean/ Drain/Dry watercraft inspection method to help slow the spread of aquatic invasive species.

‘A great deal of the history of New York State can be found underwater and we are pleased to help share some of that history with the people of the state. This will be an exciting and stimulating exhibit. I urge everyone to make time to visit it. You will learn something surprising!’ said State Fair Acting Director Troy Waffner.

‘New York state is home to some of the most important and historically-significant shipwrecks in America. The State Fair exhibit will educate visitors about some of this history that took place right in our own backyards,” said New York Sea Grant Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist and Great Lakes Research Consortium Associate Director Dave White.

New York Sea Grant and the Great New York State Fair developed the Great Shipwrecks of NY’s Great Lakes Signature Exhibit in partnership with the Great Lakes Research Consortium, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, H. Lee White Marine Museum, Great Lakes Seaway Trail, and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Exhibit funding is from a federal National Scenic Byway grant obtained for promoting the 518-mile-long Great Lakes Seaway Trail region by the late tourism leader Teresa Mitchell.

Find more information on the Great New York State Fair at http://www.nysfair.org

 and on the Shipwrecks exhibit at www.nyseagrant.org/shipwreck

.                                                                                                          Aug 21/14

pension padding
Whoever did research on the fd pension padding very nice however it is so troublesome that nobody has the guts to call out the cops who just received 900,000 in raises in one year while fd took nothing every greedy cop in oswego makes those numbers if they got 5 years on the job wake up people i know you hate the fd but your failing to recognize a dept with worse problems.

In regards to the boat it goes out when called for mutual aid not for creating ot its the dumbest shit ive heard.

What happened to those 60 day departmental reviews the council ordered never saw the review on the pd however the fd got it twice.
                                                                                                          Aug 21/14

I would like to see a copy of the mutual aid agreement between the city of Oswego and Cayuga County.

I SUBMIT THAT: Word on the street is that the OFD under the cloak of darkness paved the Aldermans driveway with blacktop provided by the DPW in trade for skiing lessons and midnight dinner cruises in the fire boat. It's also said that zoning personal provided lookout, and the mayor himself was seen holding the flashlight. this was apparently caught by photo taken from high above the project by what is described as a large ladder truck. My thanks to the faithful watchdogs who take on the mundane tasks of watching Aldermans driveways and checking on ambulance parking and lets not forget the water dept guy giving away free classes of water at the racetrack I do hope we will see some of you running for city offices so we can support you with our vote, and finally we can live in a city free of fireman hey there are a lot of fire trucks around us Newhaven, mexico, Hannibal. and no need for fireboats at a port city with both river and lake hey we have the USN just at the other end of the seaway and as soon as we can get your relatives in a zoning position and other city jobs we can cut that retirement crap altogether. I look forward to our retuning to an emerald city. If not for you faithful few I would have never known our city was falling down around us.
                                                                                                          Aug 21/14

As it is, the city is almost free of firemen now as only about thirty percent of them live within city limits. Evidently you have not noticed that we have a US Coast Guard on Lake Street, with numerous boats and personnel to operate them. Don’t forget the Sheriff’s Department on the south end of town with their watercraft.

$250,000 OFD Fire Boat
What the f%@k!!! Who authorized the use of the city taxpayer's Fire Boat to be used outside of the City of Oswego? Who authorized it to go for a search in another county? I am sorry that an individual drowned in lake Ontario, but the Coast Guard and sheriff's equipment was dispatched to do the search.
This Fire Boat is for fighting fires from the river and maybe a rescue on the river; so what would have happened if the Fire Boat was needed for a river rescue or to fight a fire from the river,? That's right, the hero's would not have been here to serve and protect as they so often like to brag about.
The mayor can not control McCrobbie and he needs to be fired, not only for this but how he was part of the padding scheme, but also for allowing the stealing of taxpayer's dollars through this scheme. I hope there is a few good candidates running for mayor next year, as we can not keep this mayor in office.
                                                                                                          Aug 21/14
We need to fire both of them not just McCrobie.

How can the city justify paying someone $30,000 in overtime in a single year....heroes my butt, all they are doing is stealing from you, the taxpayer...
                                                                                                          Aug 21/14

Re: wrights landing
The lady with silicone boobs is smoking hot. Even tho she she sucks a** to get her job. I'd love for her to be my boss
                                                                                                          Aug 21/14

Oswego Considering New Code For Vacant Buildings

                                                                                                          Aug 21/14
Another grand plan from that A$$HOLE! Cosemento. We can file it right in the same drawer with her useless point system.

Gary Thibodeau

                                                                                                          Aug 21/14

Investigators may search new area in Heidi Allen case, Oswego County DA says


                                                                                                    Aug 21/14

Article from WRVO:


"Mayor Tom Gillen says the city is examining every nook and cranny of the budget to try to find ways to save money or bring in revenue.
"We're looking at every aspect of city government," Gillen said. "Building permit fees haven't changed, rental inspection fees haven't changed in 30 years. So I mean it's time we reevaluated that based on our modern situation and also the value of the dollar nowadays has changed."
Some of the ways the city is trying to raise money may seem like pinching pennies, but Gillen says no rock should be left unturned."
This article has you quoted:
"The city is trying to work with Oswego County to bring more tourism to the marina. Instead of contracting out its new website, Oswego's I.T. department will build it.".....
"A grant was provided, [but] we have declined the grant. There was so much controversy that the grant writer was being paid by the city, which he was not, he did it as a volunteer effort. The grant was awarded to the city, and we have declined it because the people feel that they just didn't want to have anything to do with that."
Tom, you declined a grant because we the people felt we just didn't want anything to with it? Tom, when were"we the People" asked? You closed an entire city department when you raised our taxes 43% and you're talking of raising permit fees to rectify our financial situation. As you're making sure no stone is left unturned, and pinching pennies-- you hire a full time City Planner? A high paid position, who we're yet to hear her job description, besides she's working with the zoning department in some capacity, word on the street; she's no more than an Assistant to Ron K and yourself.
A look back at your vision for Oswego during your campaign:
“I challenge people to believe in Oswego like I do. That’s all I’m asking. This is our opportunity to save this great old city,” he said. “It’s our turn to write the next chapter! I’d like to think that in four years we can come back here and say, ‘Wow, it is really getting better.’ I know we can. This is not some kind of crazy dream.”
Ironically, your time spent with the first graders at our Kingsford Park School? You read Dr. Suess' "The Lorax", do you recall the end (final chapter) of the story?
The Lorax left behind a slab of stone etched with the word "unless". The Lorax meant UNLESS some cares, the situation will not improve.
Now, I challenge you to finish your term by writing a final chapter showing us you do in fact care about the city of Oswego and this is NOT some crazy dream. So far, your knee-jerk decisions, nepotism ,retreating as the leader you were elected to be, inconsistencies between your words and actions , it's more than a crazy dream - It's been a nightmare.
Leader turned Kermit The Frog (listen to the recording on this webpage). If there is an ounce of any genuine care on his part, he still has time to show us what 'he's got' to save this "great old city".
                                                                                                          Aug 21/14

More quality of life on Syracuse Ave.
Tom Kells and wife own 177 Syracuse Ave.


                                                                                                          Aug 21/14





Today's Quote, Aug 18/14

"Love thy neighbor--and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier."
Mae West


Oswego man drowns while helping child in Lake Ontario

Boats from the Oswego Fire Department, Oswego County Sheriff's Office and the Coast Guard's Oswego Station arrived to help search. When McKelvey was found, he was unresponsive, a Coast Guard spokesman said.




I saw this coming a year ago. Those thieving lying ba$tards in the hero department are running up and down the lake playing fire boat rescue while running up their overtime on the taxpayer's dime. Not only are they trying to take over the jobs of the Coast Guard and the Oswego County Sheriff's Dept. but they are so bold as to go into Cayuga County's territory too.



 Pension Padding On a Heroic Scale
 Here is some information that was given to the Mayor and Common Council several months ago, and yet the fire department is still padding their last three years with overtime and scamming the system. Looking at this information it is clear that these firemen only started grabbing the OT in their last 3 years to bump up their retirement. This is costing the taxpayers millions of dollars and the mayor and council ignored this information and then bought a $150,000 ambulance, rented another ambulance @ $200/day,  bought a $200,000 fire boat, now have the OFD doing code inspections...(takes six of them when it used to take 3 at half the cost) , hired a $50,000 zoning manager, hired a $63,000 zoning/planning director, all after they presented us with a 55% tax increase! All the mayor and council did was to set the fire department up to collect more OT to pad their retirement with. I am really bothered by the blatant theft of taxpayers money by the OFD and how blind this council and administration is. It is time for McCobbie to be fired and an outside chief brought in that will get the hero's under control. Next year is an election for mayor and all the council, and not a one of them should be put back in office...shame on us if any of the current people in office survive!
This list is the short list, there are many, many more that could be added....


Base Pay   Overtime    Gross

$45,677   Chetney C              

2007        $-             $54,882

2008        $-             $57,571

2009        $-             $58,257

2010        $13,466  $72,282

2011        $19,710  $80,684

2012        $22,556  $83,546

2013        Retired     $-  

3 year avg       ======> $78,837



Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$42,247   Woods J 

2007        $-             $52,982

2008        $-             $54,485

2009        $10,102  $65,031

2010        $17,032  $82,319

2011        $27,104  $96,075

2012        Retired     $-  

2013        $-             $-  

3 year avg       ======> $81,142



Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$41,251   Gordon J               

2007        $9,441     $69,893

2008        $12,118  $74,107

2009        $16,802  $84,822

2010        $21,146  $85,522

2011        Retired     $-  

2012        $-             $-  

2013        $-             $-  

3 year avg       ======> $81,484



Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$42,098   Warendorf B          

2007        $7,886     $60,165

2008        $20,225  $73,875

2009        $10,316  $65,930

2010        $19,490  $108,842

2011        Retired     $-  

2012        $-             $-  

2013        $-             $-  

3 year avg       ======> $82,882


Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$42,425   Crouse J 

2007        $1,190     $57,215

2008        $1,568     $63,071

2009        $1,091     $64,565

2010        $7,627     $72,663

2011        $26,185  $101,161

2012        $24,030  $116,184

2013        $29,881  $130,062

3 year avg       ======> $115,802


Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$46,183   Strzelinski S           

2007        $-             $51,029

2008        $-             $52,510

2009        $-             $53,347

2010        $1,845     $56,110

2011        $3,271     $63,133

2012        $11,638  $73,508

2013        $21,122  $84,367

3 year avg       ===è               $73,669


$43,456   Amedio T                                                                                                          

2007        $7,366     $44,705

2008        $19,200  $74,807

2009        $24,587  $83,706

2010        $27,020  $85,347

2011        $18,797  $72,103

2012        Retired     $-  

2013        $-             $-  

3 year avg       ======> $80,385



Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$52,552   Wilson R

2007        $-           

2008        $-             $62,599

2009        $-             $64,928

2010        $17,331  $81,545

2011        $24,632  $92,006

2012        $33,680  $112,051

2013        Retired     $-  

3 year avg       ======> $95,201



Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$41,251   Labouef J               

2007        $10,636  $70,976

2008        $16,342  $78,112

2009        $24,194  $87,612

2010        Retired     $-  

2011        $-             $-  

2012        $-             $-  

2013        $-             $-  

3 year avg       ======> $78,900



Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$42,425   Morrell D               

2007        $-             $54,927

2008        $-             $70,388

2009        $-             $62,705

2010        $10,344  $69,203

2011        $21,481  $84,117

2012        $38,539  $105,720

2013        $27,658  $94,275

3 year avg       ======> $94,704



Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$42,425   Nelson R 

2007        $317        $56,733

2008        $200        $52,078

2009        $1,094     $58,060

2010        $3,623     $60,932

2011        $11,978  $82,609

2012        $9,244     $83,564

2013        $27,398  $93,621

3 year avg       ======> $86,598



Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$40,065   Smith R  

2007        $-             $-  

2008        $-             $58,416

2009        $-             $55,798

2010        $3,113     $47,256

2011        $16,301  $73,897

2012        $11,684  $73,698

2013        $22,618  $84,931

3 year avg       ======> $77,509


Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$50,829   Donovan P             

2007        $-             $65,727

2008        $7,676     $72,776

2009        $17,076  $84,086

2010        $28,380  $96,683

2011        $28,167  $98,821

2012        Retired     $-  

2013        $-             $-  

3 year avg       ======> $93,197


Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$40,919   Sawyer   

2007        $-             $53,226

2008        $-             $58,432

2009        $12,724  $68,122

2010        $12,702  $68,372

2011        $21,734  $79,419

2012        Retired     $-  

2013        $-             $-  

3 year avg       ======> $71,971


Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$46,729   Maxon    

2007        $9,354     $75,326

2008        $11,352  $77,134

2009        $16,802  $84,822

2010        $25,114  $90,929

2011        Retired     $-  

2012        $-             $-                           

2013        $-             $-                           

3 year avg       ======> $84,295                            


Base pay  Overtime  Gross                      

$51,424   McManus M                                           

2007        $890        $63,061                 

2008        $3,278     $67,073                 

2009        $5,140     $70,388                 

2010        $15,029  $81,352                 

2011        $20,130  $88,677                 

2012        $20,039  $89,583                 

2013        $16,896  $86,595                 

3 year avg       ======> $88,285                            


Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$42,425   Dowd D  

2007        $-             $55,186

2008        $1,591     $61,783

2009        $1,493     $64,478

2010        $4,090     $68,214

2011        $12,901  $86,166

2012        $10,174  $91,677

2013        $30,256  $118,117

3 year avg       ======> $98,653


Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$62,306   McCrobie J                            

2007        $13,384  $76,320

2008        $18,406  $94,409

2009        $14,060  $92,670

2010        $11,591  $118,196               

2011        $-             $96,584

2012        $-             $99,617

2013        $-             $102,595               

3 year avg       ======> $128,000          

Base pay    $120,000

Promoted to Chief in 2011 so no longer                 

qualifies for OT. If not promoted, he would have   

continued to pad his retirement with OT.

                                                                                                          Aug 18/14

Remember the day that we had no lights
because you didn't pay the bill.
Remember the day the window fell out
and the rotted window sill.
How about when the ceiling caved in
due to moisture and rot.
Or the security deposits you never returned,
Mr. Landlord have you forgot?

Remember the time the student went home
with a parent suddenly deceased,
but you stood firm, didn't give an inch
to let him out of his lease.
Remember the woman that was due anytime
and yet she had no heat,
three days later her fingers turned blue
and she delivered with half frozen feet.

Remember the time the cellar had sewage
it smelled so bad from the slime,
five days later you sent a guy with a plunger
and a half a bag of lime.
Remember the day we tried to move in
but we had no place to cook,
we had no heat, no lights or gas,
we couldn't even read a book.

Remember the day my mother came over
and the handrailing came off in her hand,
the broken step started to wiggle
and she went down with a slam.
Mr. Landlord when it's all said and done
you conned too many it looks.
Landlords like you are not top notch
but rather just plain crooks!

NOTE: In Oswego landlords can do most anything they want now because there are
no more Rental Permit Inspections. Some landlords will chop up their houses
to make more bedrooms and no one will ever know. 95 % of Oswego's landlords
are good but it is the other 5% I worry about. Good going to the ones presently in power,
you took a good law that helped tax payers and replaced it with nothing substantial.
So for the 5% I say throw a little paint on the outside, a few flower boxes on your porch
and the hell with the inside who is going to check.

Pat Kelly

                                                                                                          Aug 18/14




Today's Quote, Aug 16/14

“A sound head, an honest heart, and an humble spirit are the three best guides through time and to eternity”
Sir Walter Scott

Fulton East Side Residents Bear Witness

                                                                                                          Aug 16/14

Free drive way
What honest council man? Not here in Oz.
                                                                                                          Aug 16/14

Word on the street,,
... Sue Sweet is thinking about running for mayor! She'll have to get her nose off the mirror...,

                                                                                                          Aug 16/14






Today's Quote, Aug 15/14

“A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.”
John Galsworthy


Free Driveway

                                                                                                          Aug 15/14



              A                     or                 B
= Cunning             or       Courageous
= Outrageous        or       Outstanding
= Underhanded      or       Up Front
N  = Narcistic           or        Noble
C  =Clueless             or        Conscientious
= Incorrigible         or        Independent (thinker)
L  = Lying                or        Legitimate
O =Over Confident    or        Original
R  =Reckless            or        Realistic
S =Self Centered      or        Savvy

Pat Kelly
                                                                                                          Aug 15/14

Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd to run unopposed for re-election
The word within the party is he will only servea year and then he will retire so Sullivan can step in without running for election.

                                                                                                          Aug 15/14

Fw: Alert-Sex Offender relocation notice

check out the voice on the audio it sounds like Steven Hawkings

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. TERRANCE DOCTOR has moved from Oswego County Jail 39 Churchill Road, Oswego, NY 13126 to 142 EAST 5TH 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. http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/SomsSUBDirectory/offenderDetails.jsp?offenderid=30485

Audio Recording URL: http://www.nyalert.gov/Public/DownloadAudio.aspx?parentid=4039310&type=3

Teen found floating in Lake Ontario drowned, state police say


                                                                                                          Aug 15/14

Mary K. I agree is a Big F--king A--Hole on Campus :) :) :)
                                                                                                          Aug 15/14

Tonya Priest
Sheriff investigators determined the woman who first came forward with new evidence, Tonya Priest was not credible over her "often obsessing over the cause of her husband's death in a motorcycle accident". Sheriff Todd, with all of his Psych education and experience is okay with this? The Sheriff dept, deems her not credible on her reaction to something completely unrelated and as serious as her husband's death.

In my experience with obsession, I see two different scenarios here and as in any other human characteristic, some are more prone to "obsessing" than others.

Obsessing over the death of a loved one is trying to make sense of a situation, but can't seem to understand or accept it...as in an accidental death of a loved one.

Another scenario, people obsess looking for reassurance that they were right, especially if they feel on an unconscious level they were wrong, as in Priest hiding the truth regarding a kidnapping and murder.

If Sheriff Todd would have shared with us; Sheriff investigators deemed her not credible after a psychological evaluation, I might buy it. An in-depth investigation should have taken it to the next level and called in a professional. This is really scary and very crazy.
E.Terpening - come out, come out wherever you are!
                                                                                                          Aug 15/14

Lisa Peebles: Daughter of a police officer, driving force in revisiting Heidi Allen case

                                                                                                          Aug 15/14

This is Hilarious, I see it already!
The buzz of Ed Harrington running for Mayor has set a new mood with city employees and elected officials. The cavalier, haughty, self assured, high and mighty attitudes are suddenly nervous, shaky and if he runs and wins- there'll be a whole new meaning to the word humble! I see it, so I'm pretty sure they believe if he runs he may win and life will change as they know it.
                                                                                                          Aug 15/14

RE: The Stings Renovation
Good god don't send him to Florida. We have enough nuts in Florida now. Send him to Fair Haven.
                                                                                                          Aug 15/14


"what exactly do you call the testimony of a jailhouse snitch?"
Maybe they were not snitches....maybe they were put (planted) there by to see what Gary would say or talk about.
Where are they now?
Who are they now?







Today's Quote, Aug 14/14

“Someone once told me that every minute a murder occurs, so I don't want to waste your time, I know you want to go back to work.”
Alfred Hitchcock

The Stings Renovation
A couple of comments about Donny's post on his Facebook page. You were not just replacing a window or putting on a fresh coat of paint. You were doing MAJOR demolition to your building. You had the front roof supported by 4 long boards with no bracing between them! When you are doing work like this you need to make sure it is safe and up to code. You were a fireman. You want people to be safe. Correct? Also, you could see the charred rafters from the fire. Have they been tested or inspected by a structural engineer to see if they are up to code? Remember safety! That was your mantra as a fireman to justify all the overtime. Remember? So please quit your whining and threatening to vote other people into office to replace the folks who have called you on the carpet for this remodeling job. Should we really only vote people in who will cater to you and turn a blind eye that could get someone killed? Nah. I don't think we'll do that for you. I mean, you don't even live here anymore. Why should we care about you, the sting or anything you cry about. Go back to Fair Haven or better yet Florida! You are no longer relevant!
                                                                                                          Aug 14/14

No money to fix the streets cause the tax increase
all went to the F. D. They needed a fireboat,
ambulance, and replace the items that were
“borrowed” and not brought back. Forgot
were still paying for the ladder truck that
gets driven in the parades. On the other
side were paying for people that just take up
space at city hall. They don’t even know
what they are supposed to be doing.
Ain’t politics grand?
                                                                                                          Aug 14/14

Heidi Allen kidnapping juror reacts to new evidence
"While it appears that all exculpatory material was provided to the defense, the court has to make a factual determination on that issue. Until the court issues a ruling, I think it's premature to ask jurors if they would change their verdict. Hearsay, rumor, and speculation should never be the basis for obtaining a conviction; nor should they be the basis for overturning a conviction. We should wait until the court determines whether the new information is reliable and legally admissible as evidence before making any decisions."

Last week Mr. Oaks claimed to have proof that all exculpatory material was provided to the defense. Now it only appears that way. If “hearsay, rumor, and speculation should never be the basis for obtaining a conviction” what exactly do you call the testimony of a jailhouse snitch?



'38 things you never knew about Syracuse': True or false?


                                                                                                          Aug 14/14







Today's Quote, Aug 13/14

"No great man is ever born too soon or too late."
George Norman Douglas


To Whom It May Concern

Oswego Corruption Continues

                                                                                                          Aug 13/14

Gary Thibodeau Supporters Plan Next Rally
(Oswego 2014) At Washington Square in Oswego on Sunday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. another rally is planned to show support of Gary Thibodeau, convicted in the disappearance of Heidi Allen on Easter of 1994.
Supporters maintain Thibodeau’s innocence and encourage authorities and community members seek the truth and justice for Heidi and Gary. In light of new evidence, they request an FBI investigation or a new investigation from an impartial police force.
“I want to thank everyone who stopped out at the last rally,” said Amanda Crawford, spokesperson for the rally and stepdaughter of Thibodeau’s brother, Richard, found not guilty of Heidi’s disappearance in a separate trial. “We had well over 100 people come and about 90 people sign in. At our next rally, we ask everyone who comes to sign in at the main table. If anyone would like remain anonymous we welcome that too, we just ask instead of your name to leave words of encouragement. We make copies of the sheets and send them to Gary so he sees what a wonderful turnout we get in his support.”
Crawford adds, “We also welcome any questions people may have. Richard and Gary’s family are willing to answer any questions to the best of their ability.”
The family has set up a Facebook page “Gary ‘The Innocent’ Thibodeau” for more information on events and current coverage on the case.
Anyone with information, no matter how small, is asked to contact Gary Thibodeau’s attorney Lisa Pebbles at 701-0080.

                                                                                                          Aug 13/14

My friend and I were driving down E. Bridge St. and on the corner was this man is his skivvies, socks and a towel wrapped around his neck while flipping cars off. Children were riding their bikes around him and some pedestrians were walking in the road. SO....I call the police. Just then a neighbor came out and said they had called. The POLICE said they had gotten previous calls on this man. We wait to see if our men in blue show up and after 15 minutes they did NOT! How does our mayor think that police walking a beat is going do any good when you can't even get one to come in a car???
                                                                                                          Aug 13/14

Oswego Street Maintenance
Gilligan sez not enough funds to fix city roads. That 43% tax raise he forced on us should be plenty! Get ready for another one!....and the roads still won't get fixed.
                                                                                                          Aug 13/14

Re: Something To Think About...
I'll say this, if EH did decide to run for mayor I would surely vote for him...and I'm not even in the same political party; so there!
                                                                                                          Aug 13/14






Today's Quote, Aug 12/14

"Grown men should not be having sex with prostitutes unless they are married to them"
Jerry Falwell

                                                                                                          Aug 12/14

Answers to 5 key questions about the Heidi Allen kidnapping case


                                                                                                          Aug 12/14

Re: Roxanna, Roxanna Danna
You hit the head on the nail with your statement, she's running the city along with Ron K.
Her Rotary Club, where Roxanna enjoys to spend much time has connected former President of the club David Grandoff to running the "Oswego Website", Beth Clark Rotary member at his side. Her hairdresser's boyfriend in the zoning dept, probably some family connection with Amy Birdsall, the new "planner" - what would we do without her <eyeroll> ? The new grant writer? I'll suspect from her grantwriting past or working along side of her/him. She keeps on Mary Vanhouse when 'Hubby' ( I won't even call him Mayor) ran his election promising to boot her useless azz out of that department. Then the employees we lost? Sharon Kuno probably went to a high school dance with 'Hubby' and God knows with the zoning department.

At any event where I've seen them together as a couple, she walks him around on a short leash and he looks stupefied, maybe he's wearing a choke collar and cutting off circulation to his brain or a few too many toddies. Poor soul, during our July 4th Parade, 'Hubby' slithered alone behind a float while they strategically placed Fredd Crisafulli sitting on the back of a convertible directly behind him, furiously waving American flags to distract parade viewers from 'Hubby' in front of him. Roxy played safe and made him go solo, plus the hot walk must have been uncomfortable.

She's taken advantage of city organizations looking to buy/sell real estate with her real estate career and she's given the Democrat party in the city a pathetic reputation, it now embarrasses me to claim my party affiliation in this town. Once a giddy, fun loving woman turned controlling Snood. If she had some brains to make up for 'Hubby', her running the city would be alright with me but, she moves at the pace of a sloth with the vision an earthworm. 'Hubby' has it all over her in the brains and the insight department. He had a chance to make some serious changes until he lost control to Roxy. My choice this next election is the courageous soul who backs away from both parties. I would vote for Edward Harrington, if he chose to run for Mayor of the city of Oswego.

Roxy - you really messed up Tom Gillen. Tom Gillen - you let her!
                                                                                                          Aug 12/14



The firemen code enforcers thought the top floor of the sting was unstable enough to close down one side of Bridge Street but not enough to close the bar or the patio. It was a prime example of how our crooked firemen are applying their ethics to code enforcement.

                                                                                                          Aug 12/14

Re: Wrights Landing
To the poster who wrote about Wrights Landing was this girl a skinny blonde with obviously fake silicone boobs???? We too have encountered her; she hasn't a clue whats going on and we often wondered who she banged to get that job......NOT A CLUE!
                                                                                                          Aug 12/14

Oswego man, 38, charged with hitting 51-year-old over head with a crutch


                                                                                                          Aug 12/14

Roxanne's Guns
We should have known, Roxanne brought out the guns at the Mayor's Ball, just after he was elected. Her gown was more than revealing and pretty much lewd. From School Marm to a Seductive show of power. From the pics I saw, she should have been courteous enough to close up shop while guests were eating wasn't pretty. My coworkers and myself got a good laugh from one photo, she was leaning over talking to some older fella, he looked afraid of them or what might fall out.
                                                                                                          Aug 12/14

New Council
If you have considered running for city council, start re-thinking now. Your chances of winning will be close to 99.9 percent if you have anything going for you at all. Not one of these clowns stands a chance to win. I don't know one person who thinks differently.
                                                                                                          Aug 12/14

Something To Think About
If EH were to decide to run for Mayor, we'd know exactly what we're getting. The last run, Dave White came on too strong and we guessed it was the same old Republican move, keeping the same players in position behind the scenes with White as speaker. To avoid the corrupt regime once again taking charge, we voted the 'unknown'. Gillen appeared to be smart, passionate about his love for this city and we had high HOPES. HOPES and promises ending in disaster. Most of us have been following EH's posts, his opinion, where the taxpayers money should or shouldn't be spent and we've been reading it for years. He's been in the political arena for a long time, in some capacity. As spectators, we have been fortunate to have a forum where people are sharing and exposing the wrongdoings of our local government. Obviously, we know what/where EH's intentions are and we know he will take care of business for the people. We will know exactly what we're getting.
                                                                                                          Aug 12/14


Firefighter Smegelsky

What ever happened to Oswego City Firefighter/Minetto Fire Chief Joe Smegelsky ? Is he still on a paid vacation from work ? Pretty good gig if you ask me, how many more weeks of vacation do we have to pay him for ?






Today's Quote, Aug 11/14

"Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion."

Warendork and Zoning
I think Warendork is trying to get some sympathy because he got caught again breaking the law. He is correct that an architectural drawing with review with from the Historical Review Committee is required if you are doing work on a building in a B-2 historical district. Seems like Waynes drug store did not have any problems following the law! This law was put in place mostly to protect the historical looks of the B-2 downtown district, and to discourage businesses like the Sting, from building an illegal patio or other structures without proper review and permitting. Warendork wasn't the only one that built structures that were not allowed in the downtown area, but he is the loudest crier. Unfortunately we can not stop what type of business can go downtown with the exception of porn shops.
I don't believe that a architectural drawing is required to do home repair, just a simple sketch and a building permit submitted to the zoning office, that is, unless things have changed. With this administration a council of fools, who knows.
The city of Oswego is a $hithole and the likes of the Warendorks and the other scumbag slum lords, along with a slumlord populated council has allowed the city to turn into the $hithole it is.
                                                                                                           Aug 11/14

Roxann Roxanna Danna
Word on the street is that Roxanna Danna is running the city.
                                                                                                           Aug 11/14

Midway Drive-In will rebuild thanks to community support

                                                                                                           Aug 11/14

                                                                                                           Aug 11/14

Who the hell does Don Wackendorf think he is.... His building was structherly UNSAFE and started to fall down onto Bridge st. What if someone got struck with a brick who could he blame them... Wackendorf has skirted the system for years, as a hose monkey , on the county legislator, and who knows what else he milked to city and county from. Hes never lived in the city. Hats off to the city for puytting a stop order on his illegal work.. Woooow poor Donnie.

Your lucky they dont close your whole business down till you fix the unsafe building..
                                                                                                           Aug 11/14

I am surprised he is not on Youtube begging for donations.






Today's Quote, Aug 10/14

"Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter."
Izaak Walton

City approaches the end of search for next engineer

Which one of Roxanne’s friends or relatives gets this job?

                                                                                                           Aug 10/14

Run Ed
I find it comical when friends of mine refuse to admit they read this site. When I know it's what they do everyday with their morning coffee. Ed, if you ran for Mayor you wouldn't even have to campaign, you'd win. As much as the phonies in this town roll their eyes at this site, they know for the most part they're reading the truth and they come here to find it. Id love to see you shake up this godforsaken place and clean house.
                                                                                                           Aug 10/14

Donny Wahrendorf's FaceBook Post
The following is a post that Don Wahrendorf put on FaceBook.
“Please help! In an effort to improve the looks of our downtown community we attempted to replace the windows and siding on The Sting only to have a stop work order issued. Apparently everyone in the B2 district (which runs from the college... all the way east down bridge street, and some side streets are also included) must go in front of the historical review committee. The city planner now requires expensive architectural drawings in 3D. This is required for all HOMEOWNERS and Businesses as well. This means if you just want to put a replacement window on your home, paint your eves or side your home you need to have these architectural drawings. How ridiculous! We need to change this requirement or our city is going to look horrible because no one will want to pay thousands for drawings to put up a little paint or a new window. Contact your alderman ASAP to express your concerns and encourage them to act now to change this ridiculous guideline/law in their "vision" plan.
                                                                                                           Aug 10/14

The funniest part is where he says “our city” that lying pot bellied puke has not lived here in twenty years.

When attacked by a mob of clowns (common council) go for the juggler (gilligan and halfawicz).
                                                                                                           Aug 10/14

The city needs to be shaken up a bit and the only way this is going to happen is with a party change.

The head of the departments are very complacent in their roles, as there has not been a party change in some time.

If there were a change, they (department heads) would have to prove themselves in order to keep their jobs, I know a few that don’t deserve the jobs they have….
                                                                                                           Aug 10/14






Today's Quote, Aug 9/14

"Life stinks, but that doesn't mean you don't enjoy it"
Dustin Hoffman



These slugs have not been forgotten, just waiting for our next screwing by them and Gillen/Kapowitz.
                                                                                                          Aug 9/14

Mary K. W. Dep. is a Complete A&&-Hole !!!!!!
                                                                                                          Aug 9/14

Who To Trust?
Justice James To
urney, the NY Supreme Court Judge who made the assignment to who will hear Gary Thibodeau's request to overturn his 1995 kidnapping conviction. How do you trust a one of them? Gary has the Republican political machine working against him.


                                                                                                          Aug 9/14







Today's Quote, Aug 8/14

"Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese"
Billie Burke

"After news broke two weeks ago about new evidence in the Allen case, Mannino contacted the Oswego County Sheriff's Office about Steen's admission, he said. The sheriff's office referred him to the district attorney's office, Mannino said.
An assistant district attorney, Mark Moody, questioned Mannino about the alleged confession, Mannino said. Moody repeatedly asked him whether Steen said he had squashed the van for Thibodeau and his brother, Richard Thibodeau, Mannino said.
Richard Thibodeau was acquitted of the kidnapping charge by a separate jury.
Steen never mentioned the Thibodeaus, Mannino said. No one from the DA's office took a written statement from Mannino, he said.
Neither Moody nor District Attorney Gregory Oakes could not be reached for comment."
                                                                                                          Aug 8/14

Re: Your Vote
Good analogy for mo todd. If they were nobody in this county, his own son could be sitting in jail the last 20 years with the way the case was handled. I believe mo todd was afraid for his sons life. And why he sent him into the army after heidi's disappearance. He knew it was drug related and he knew heidi's murderers were still free.
                                                                                                          Aug 8/14

Your Vote
Your post was well thought out and stated the facts very well. There is only one problem; the voters in the City of Oswego and county are so uninformed and apathetic that they would still vote for that pervert mayor Go-sick.
You are also correct when you said a lot of information is posted on this site ( you have to sort out the B.S from the fact), and if more people read the LION they could become more informed.
Your post and many, many, more like it have been out there for many years, and I believe that this site has uncovered many wrong doings in the city and county. It is unfortunate that the voters are too ignorant to get out and get rid of all the slugs you identified in your post. Maybe some day the light will come on and these zombies will actually go out and vote and do the right thing.
                                                                                                          Aug 8/14

To Your Vote
You cannot change the faces of the town idiots unless someone runs against them. If I am not mistaken the last three elections Walker has run unopposed. When you run unopposed I dont think you even need one vote to win, could be wrong. And your right this is a place where people come to bitch and complain but thats as far as they are willing to go. I have said on here before if I had the kind of time to dedicate to being an alderman I would run but my job prevents me from doing so and I wouldn't want to be a part-time alderman. There will be NO new faces in city hall because everyone wants to bitch but no one wants to act. This city is so far gone we cant even be considered a pimple on the ass of progress. The fire department has, is and always will run this city. And to be giving raises and hiring people when we are being raped just goes to show you the arrogance of these a$$holes. I have said before and will say again I think Ed Harrington would make a GREAT mayor and wish he would throw his hat in the ring.
On another note, M. Todd showed up at my house and wanted me to sign something for his father to get re-elected. I told the ass to get off my property and dont ever step foot here again. He didnt like it. My wife goes to the casino frequently and she sees MO sitting in the corner playing slots or the tables so how the hell does he even know whats going on. This city/county needs fresh faces and I hope his ass gets voted out. This whole Heidi Allen thing has stunk since the moment it happened and I do believe Thibadeau was framed from the start. The poster mentioned M. Todd being Heidi's boyfriend.....remember most often the perpetrator returns to the scene of the crime!!!!!!!!!!!!! And for the sherriff's office to say they have been actively working on this LMFAO! They couldnt find Carol Wood either and she was right in Fulton!
                                                                                                          Aug 8/14

Mike Todd a Suspect?
I can't imagine, but after reading and hearing buzz on the streets from his own relatives, I'm curious if Mike Todd was ever a suspect in Heidi's disappearance? She was 15 when they met. She was infatuated by this older boy. Became involved with the Sheriffs dept. for some unknown reason at such a young age, working directly with Undersheriff Todd. Then all of the cover ups with the Allen family. The parents saying they did not know Heidi was an informant and it's out they signed consent forms as she was informing as a minor. Her sister Lisa writes books and spends years on the internet and not one word comes out about Mike's and Heidi's relationship. High School Prom dates, friends with Mikes sister, it just seems like they went out of their way to keep all of this secret. Then there's mention of an affair with a Deputy who'd be working with Moe Todd himself. Mike Todd has shown us in council chambers he has anger issues. He has issues. Then there's Dad who has spent years protecting this case not investigating it, also pretending to have no connections with Heidi. If he wanted to get to the truth he and the DAs office would re-open this case with wide open arms. But they want to keep it as is. For crying out loud, you have to wonder why? James Steen has the most going against him but Mike Todd isn't looking too sporty neither. I pray this new public defender prevails with her motion.

Outside judge will hear Thibodeau's request to overturn verdict in Heidi Allen kidnapping | syr



                                                                                                          Aug 8/14


Heidi Allen's Mother with Sheriff Ruell Todd July 24, 2014. The family has already made a statement the new evidence implicating 3 people in Heidi's disappearance & death are "uncredible" . They put their trust in Sheriff Todd's original investigation and by the looks of it, whatever sweet nothings he's filling her head with.
                                                                                                          Aug 8/14

I hear the OFD is over joyed by the recent flurry of news coverage of Heidi Allen's disappearance. Finally, something is taking the heat off them.
                                                                                                          Aug 8/14






Today's Quote, Aug 7/14

          “They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself”

Andy Warhol


Lisa Peebles, Gary Thibodeau's lawyer, talks with reporter John O'Brien about what is n
The D.A. and Sheriff think they can get over on this woman using the age old Oswego woodchuck tactics like, lies, falsifying documents, no comment, or ignoring phone calls. Peebles is way out of their league and when this goes to court she will gibe them the a$$ whoopin of the century.

                                                                                                          Aug 7/14

Carol Wood’s Cause and Manner of Death Determined to Be Inconclusive


                                                                                                          Aug 7/14

No Body No Motive

Heidi Allen is presumed dead, but the questions surrounding her disappearance still haunt her family and investigators. Our Candace Hopkins spoke with Sheriff Reuel Todd about what he calls "his most frustrating case".



A man was convicted and in sitting in jail for her kidnapping and murder? No body, no motive?
                                                                                                          Aug 7/14

Oswego teen charged with having sexual contact with child


                                                                                                          Aug 7/14

You voted these people in office you complain about day in and day out. If you want change, it's your responsibility to get the word out to everyone you know when election time rolls around. Not everyone is reading this website and I'm seeing information on here that these elected officials will not be sharing with the public. Some useless employees we are stuck with, but some can be voted out of office by the people, do your part.

You voted in a Mayor whose handed over much of his responsibilities to Alderman Ron Kaplewicz. The residents of the city of Oswego voted for Tom Gillen, he's proven himself a dud- a no brainer. The remainder of your Common Council allows this to go on, if you allow one of them to remain during the next vote don't complain about crazy city tax increases, losing city departments with no real thought going into these decisions before implementation. All the while continuing to spend your money on hiring personal friends in high paying positions. Their job is to represent their constituents, yet there is no input from the residents of this city, big decisions and big mistakes you are all paying for dearly.

On a county level, you have an acting Sheriff involved in a murder case that many believe should be re-visted, re-investigated and there is evidence surfacing on a daily basis giving you reason to believe an innocent man may be sitting in jail for the last 20 years on a wrongful conviction based on the Sheriff' office and prosecutors hiding exculpatory evidence. If wrong, a hefty lawsuit coming out your taxpaying pocket. When you examine the evidence, this case offers no dead body, no weapons, no DNA available, no motive, no confessions and much new and hidden information coming out. We're hearing detailed confessions and information surfacing Sheriff Todd's son was a close friend to Heidi Allen, now that the cats out of the bag, Todd admits to being her high school prom date. Todd jr had plenty of van access as manager of the local Rentavision stores, high school romance gone bad? There's a motive. Pretty speculative, yet a man sits in jail with far less speculation. Again, Sheriff Todd was voted in and if you're uncertain of his performance, should be voted out. If Ellery Terpening is still interested he should step back up to the plate.

These were your choices, your votes.
                                                                                                          Aug 7/14

Re: Heidi Allen
Heidi was enamored with Mike Todd from age 16 or so. Her work as a informant was from their relationship, he was a couple years older than her. Both went to Cat high.
                                                                                                          Aug 7/14

Fire Fighter Retirement
I saw where you placed a link to the retirement of one of the OFD firemen and thought it would be of interest what his compensation has been for the past several years and what his average pay was for that time period.

This individual had basic EMT training and was not ALS qualified.

   Year     Regular pay  Gross pay    Overtime   Other(who knows what this is)

                 $                  $                $               $       

2007        39,300             79,500       23,900         16,300

2008         40,500            83,000        29,500        13,000

2009         44,600            91,300        33,900        12,800

2010         41,900            64,900         7800           15,300

2011         42,500            66,300          6400          17,300

2012         43,700           73,900          6700           23,600

2013         43,400           70,600           3100          24,100

2014 Avg   42,300          75,700        15,900         17,500

Looks like the OT and other pay (who knows what's in this pay) will give him an average pay of $75,500, so you can figure out what his final retirement pay will be when he goes. Not bad for a $42,000 job when you can pad your retirement by almost double. This is one of the reasons you got a 54% tax increase and the council, mayor, and chief knows it is going on.
                                                                                                                    July 21/14


Today's Quote, July 15/14

“I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.”
Gerald R. Ford







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


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