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Today's Quote, April 1/15

“I doubt, therefore I think; I think therefore I am”
Rene Descartes



Barlow Proposes Travel Ban
Oswego Councilor William Barlow is expected to propose a resolution, which would prohibit taxpayer funded travel by an city employee or city resident to Indiana or any other country that does not support LGBT rights.

Mayor Gilligan is not sure we should act so
                                                                                                                        April 1/15

roads and frost
Before I would worry about how our streets look.I would look at drainage, how deep was the frost this year, and I would have to say it went about 60 “ or 5’-o” And if anyone says that it does not go past 42” then they watch too much hgtv, and listen to people that are in the construction business. I have seen frozen as much as 6’-0” deep. If it were me, I would wait to see what the weather does in the next year, but look at , if needed, improving drainage and if anything has to be opened up, make sure the right fill and compaction levels are maintained. And when ever repaving happens, make sure tack spray is on old black top before new(bituminous) is applied, please! The city took a big hit this winter on the water mains due to ,for the most part, a very deep frost line. And what is the status of the water mains through out the city? If it is sub par, then it has to be addressed, before we want to repave streets, and try to protect a building that should have been looked at thirty years ago, and had a person inspecting it atleast three times a year, and when bought by colemen, checked off what was going in and what was going out and what was purchased! I hope some people have learned from this!
                                                                                                                        April 1/15


Diverse Factors Driving Upstate NY Boating Industry Optimism for 2015 Season
Syracuse, NY. Marine industry representatives in New York State are optimistic about the approaching boating season for reasons ranging from new boat models and incentives from manufacturers to repowering older boats and growing interest in wakesurfing.

Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York Executive Director Barb Caster references National Marine Manufacturers Association/NMMA statistics showing 2015 could be a good year.

‘In February, the National Marine Manufacturers Association reported a 7-8 percent increase in new powerboat sales in 2014 with another 5 percent expected this year with growth continuing into 2017,’ Caster says.

The NMMA cites boat shows as a leading sales venue and barometer for buying trends. At the Central New York Boat Show in Syracuse in mid-February, Geoff Smith of Smith Boys, with eight dealerships across New York State, noted a shift in consumer interest.

‘People are tired of holding back from buying a boat. The lower price of gas and lower interest rates have helped push sales up a bit in recent years. People are looking to get out on the water for a few hours, so boats that can accommodate everyone and the grandkids are popular and the bigger the better,’ said Smith, whose granddad began selling auto parts in 1937 and later transitioned to all-marine sales.

‘For example, the boat manufacturers are stepping up every year with new amenities, added horsepower, and new ideas that attract buyers, including joystick control and hydraulic swim platforms,’ Smith added.

Smith Boys now has stores in Ashville, Brewerton, Buffalo, Coeymans, Conesus, Honeoye, Lakefield, North Tonawanda, Queensbury, and Rochester.

Attention Getters: Incentives, New Activities
Steve Habecker, co-owner of Krenzer Marine, Sodus Point, is excited about the five-year warranty Chapparal is offering to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the brand.

‘This stem-to-stern warranty is a big incentive offering buyers peace of mind on everything from gauges and lights, to windows, electrical components and the trailer. To buy that kind of coverage would cost about $2,800,’ Habecker said at the CNY Boat Show, where he had a 22-foot jetboat with a 500-horsepower, jet-propelled engine among several boats on display.

Krenzer Marine will extend its 2015 boat show pricing to draw buyers to his showroom into the early spring.

According to the NMMA, wakeboarding boats were among the styles of boat showing the strongest sales in 2014. Wakeboarding is riding a short surfboard on waves behind a boat going about 10 mph. Tige brand boats feature Ford Raptor engines and a non-planing convex vee hull and adjustable trim plates that helps make waves. The Sailboat Shop in Skaneateles is the only Tige dealer in New York State.

‘Our priority is demonstrating how easy, low-impact, and how much fun wakesurfing can be for families and individuals. Every time we take someone out to try it, they ask for one more run,’ said The Sailboat Shop General Manager Chris Beardsley.

‘Once boating season arrives, we try to be on water somewhere in New York demonstrating the sport. We want to make wakesurfing as popular here as it is in places like Minnesota and Michigan,’ Beardsley added.

Used Boats Staying on the Water
‘Another trend shows boating accessory and repair products increasing thanks in part to the used boat market,’ says Caster.

A diversified business with marine store, fuel sales, and service, and marina along with boat sales has helped Arney’s Marina that began as a boat livery and bait shop in 1952 and continues today as a six-acre, 110-slip facility with 800 feet of waterfront on the west side of Sodus Bay in Sodus Point. Owner John Love has seen the industry standard Evinrude brand transform into E-Tec technology. His service technicians have more than 40 years experience with all types of engines from 2 horsepower to 225 hp models.

‘If we were not in the marina business, we would be gone,’ said Love. ‘The industry is gaining a little each year since some businesses closed with the flat economy in 2007-2008. A sector of our business that is doing well is repowering older, even 10 to 15-year-old, boats with modern engines.’

‘Repowering is great way to keep an older boat. We look for opportunities to educate the public to distinguish remanufactured, not rebuilt, engines as a way to put a 90-percent-new engine into older boats to help meet EPA guidelines,’ said Wayne Carroll of The Brewerton Boat Yard, Brewerton, in business since 1966. The family-owned complete marine service facility specializes in hard-to-find engine and motor parts with more than 60,000 parts in stock. Carroll brought several sizes of remanufactured engines to the CNY Boat Show.

A remanufactured fuel-efficient, EPA-friendly, lighter-weight engine that will fit existing gauges and controls can cost one-half to two-thirds less than a new engine, and Carroll points out, ‘The remanufactured engines use forged pistons and crankshafts that are stronger and meet the latest performance standards compared to rebuilt engines that need only replace cast parts to meet old factory standards.’

Public Education is Key
In November 2014, the Marine Retailers of the Americas recognized the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York for outstanding service to its members and the boating industry, in part for increasing public awareness about all aspects of boating. At its 2015 Central NY Boat Show, the Association partnered with New York Sea Grant and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer an introduction to Suddenly In Command training that prepares non-boaters to handle an onboard emergency. A number of marinas will host the Suddenly In Command introduction program this summer. To learn more, contact New York Sea Grant, 315-312-3042.

Learn more about the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York at www.cnybia.com or contact Barb Caster at 315-447-0593.
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Today's Quote, March 30/15

"Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish."
Sam Walton



This COULD Happen Here
Battling Back Against Public Corruption
The Attorney General continues to work to rid New York politics of fraud and corruption. The Attorney General announced, along with State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, that former Highway Superintendent for the Town of Erin has entered a guilty plea involving the theft of more than $65,000 in goods and services from the town. The guilty plea follows charges brought against Roger Burlew, appointed Highway Superintendent in 1998, detailing a systematic course of conduct wherein he stole property valued at over $65,000 from the Town of Erin. The thefts of products and equipment were for Burlew’s personal use or the use of a third person.

Punishing Those Who Steal Public Resources
In a separate case this week, the Attorney General and State Comptroller DiNapoli also announced the guilty plea of Thomas Capuano, the former Commissioner of the Department of Public Works of the City of Rensselaer Department of Public Works, for teaming with two DPW employees to divert $46,000 from the city by pocketing the cash from scrap metals acquired as part of their jobs with the city. According to documents filed in court, Thomas Capuano was the Commissioner of the Rensselaer Department of Public Works, and the supervisor of his two co-defendants, Ronald Foust and Jeffrey Clark. Surveillance videos from a local scrap yard showed Foust and Clark cashing in items discarded by city residents. Foust and Clark later implicated Capuano, their supervisor, in the scheme. Both Foust and Clark have pleaded guilty for their roles in the scheme and are awaiting sentencing.
Ed - Oswego Co. did make the Gov's 10 Most Corrupt Counties in NY list.ONE WOULD ASSUME that a criminal investigation goes along with that status?? Cuomo needs to keep Katco's ear out of the A.G.'s office and keep him out of the loop re:pending indictments etc.
Praying I Live Long Enough
                                                                                                                        March 29/15

Looks Like a Setup To Me
VanPatten was hanging out it the buggest druggie bar in the county
He lost Heidis ID and never tole her or her family
Sounds to me like they wanted her to get killed
                                                                                                                        March 29/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 29/15

“The most beautiful words in the English langauge are 'not guilty'.”
Maxim Gorky
 

Northland Filters...
Bullying in the workplace, Northland Filters...
Ed, I would like to expose the horrific abuse of power and much more within a little company called Northland Filter International,LLC , sister company to Filtration Lab out of Quebec,Canada. Oh, where to begin, as there is much to cover. Let's start with safety. There is no proper ventilation or safety equipment, besides safety glasses and cut resistant gloves. Employees are breathing in toxic chemicals and bringing it home on their skin and clothing. The MSDS sheets are conveniently kept from employees regarding hazardous materials, however, page 11 of the employee handbook clearly states that employees have a right to see them. New employees are not being properly trained and God forbid they ask questions pertaining to the job. Management and supervisors have these people so terrified of losing their $9 an hour,that they throw each other under the bus for mere peanuts. What about the rampant drug use and drug sales within the company while on the clock that management turns a blind eye to? So,let's talk about management and supervisors. Who in their right mind would put these bufoons in charge?! These supercilious clowns that lord over those they deem inferior. Treating employees like their personal circus monkeys! Let's begin with the manager, I'll give you a clue....his name begins with a D. Since when is screaming at, berating, and threatening employees in front of other employees deemed ok? Constantly, I might add. The best part,employees are not free to voice their concerns regarding his behavior, his son's behavior,other employees(especially if it's concerning the company rats...er ...I mean favorites) ,work conditions,etc.to his attention, as D will try and intimidate, threaten or simply fire them. So much for the Open Communication Policy in the employee handbook. They know most employees don't read read these handbooks! Please be sure and read your handbooks people! It's no secret, that D's son is not the brightest crayon in the box and was given his supervisor position because his Daddy is head manager! On to the next supervisor. She knows who she is. Tell me something, how does one gain a supervisors position when they can barely read, write or even count?Maybe it's just me, but,aren't these basic skills that one would need for this position? Oh that's right, she doesn't need these skills because she just blames all of her screw ups on the other employees! I smell a rat! Oh and let's not forget sexual harassment! Husbands, wives and significant others, this place is a festering meat market filled with pervs young and old. Management and supervisors are not exempt from this behavior (if you don't take kindly to their advances, you will quickly be pushed out). Now I'm no prude and have no problems with jokes in the workplace,but this is above and beyond that.One supervisor becomes possessive, creepy, touchy feely and jealous of the female employees(most of whom have husbands or boyfriends). The females are just as bad. For some,it's not beneath them to show a little something or do a little something to get ahead. This is supposed to be a place of employment people ,not a brothel! Just so there is no misunderstanding ,there are a few good apples in the bunch who are just trying to make ends meat.Unfortunately they get the raw end of the stick,because they refuse to be part of the debauchery.You see those that play the game,get special privileges, such as an abundance unearned vacation time and days off just because with pay! If your not a company rat or one of the favorites,they will quickly try to get rid of you. God forbid you think for yourselves! They'll either push you to quit or push you to do something that will get you fired, so they don't have to pay unemployment benefits of course. I could go on and on....but I'm sure you all get the picture. Could explain the ridiculously high turnover rate huh? Game over.Remember pride cometh before the fall. Claude (the boss,for those that don't know),may I suggest an investigation? I'm quite sure there's much you don't know. Maybe some cameras with audio inside and out. It's time to take out the trash. Might I also suggest termination...no,better yet, demote them. Too many people's lives, minds and over-all well being have been compromised by these devils. Would any of you buy products from or work for a company that treats their employees this way? If you have been a victim of Northland or have any questions or concerns you can contact the main office and factory in Canada: info@filtrationlab.com or call (450)754-4222 Toll Free: 1-800-738-0168 or Fax;(450)754-1212 Be sure and address your fax ATTN. Claude "Persistent,offensive,abusive,intimidating or insulting behavior,abuse of power or unfair penal sanctions which makes the recipient feel upset,threatened,humiliated or vulnerable,which undermines their self confidence and may cause them to suffer stress." -MSF Union 1994 Those Who Can,Do.Those Who Can't Bully. "Bullying is a compulsive need to displace aggression and is achieved by the expression of inadequacy(social,personal,interpersonal,behavioral,professional) by projection of that inadequacy onto others through control and subjugation(criticism,isolation etc.) Bullying is sustained by abdication of responsibility(denial,counter accusation,pretense of victim hood) and perpetrated by a climate of fear,ignorance,indifference,silence,denial,disbelief,deception,evasion of accountability,tolerance and reward (eg promotion) for the bully." -Tim Field 1999
                                                                                                                        March 29/15

 


This sounds like the old Flexo Wire in Ozwego. They keep the employees fighting among themselves so they will not get organized against management. Get pictures of them and post them on Youtube. The head office will love that. If it maws me I would load the internet with pictures and descriptions and actual names. Hammer them and mention the parent company every time you do. They hate bad publicity and when they have been embarrassed in public the supervisors, which are giving you a hard time will be gone.

 

Fishy
These fish were discarded out the front door of 224 E. Fifth St., a rental, of course , owned by Alan Lindsey , 7920 Hadden Hill Way, Baldwinsville, NY. Maybe the heroes could hop on over there and do some code enforcement.

                                                                                                                        March 29/15

Police Training
Where do this people, and others, get selected, and I am guessing that there was a test, and I am guessing that it was written, because it could of not been oral, go to schooling for police work? And why would any law enforcement be carrying on them selves, and info on any informant, witness, eyewitness, etc. That would be like carrying a money order on you when you go into a store to buy coffee or something, and you will be sending it in the mail or to the bank in which that you are conducting you business, not in a gas station. Once again, this must be hazard county. I, and I hate to say this, but I think that gary t is not going to get another trial, unless, for some reason, this is able to go to state court. I hope that jury, is real proud of them selves! What were they listening to?
                                                                                                                        March 29/15


You are about the fourth or fifth person I have heard compare Ozwego County to the Dukes of Hazard County. Every day is a new episode and each one makes Ozwego look worse than the one before.

 


Former Oswego DA's marathon testimony goes on and on in Heidi Allen hearing (video)
http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/03/former_oswego_das_

testimony_goes_on_and_on_amid_squabbling_lawyers_in_heidi_alle.html#incart_river
                                                                                                                        March 29/15

Martial Law in America the Training has Begun
http://www.stripes.com/news/us/army-special-operations-command-

pushes-back-against-alarmist-claims-about-upcoming-exercise-1.335949

                                                                                                                        March 29/15

Witness Statements
How does Michael Borher end up witness statements from the case file? How many time have we seen on the TV show “Criminal Minds” where the un subs try to interject themselves into the investigation?
http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/03/how_did_possible_

heidi_allen_kidnapping_suspect_bohrer_get_police_reports_faxed.html#incart_related_stories

                                                                                                                        March 29/15

 

Dodd kept information from the defense lawyers but Michael Borher got whatever he wanted.
I would not trust that little weasel any further than I could throw him.
 


Here Comes The Judge
Don't be surprised when Judge King denies Gary a new trial. His actions are pretty clear that he is against justice for Gary. Too bad a judge from Onondaga County wasn't chosen to preside. I don't think the Oz good old boys are so well connected there.
                                                                                                                        March 29/15



SUNY Oz investigation
Are you kidding me? So whomever is doing this investigation, they are interested in bld. 12, Maintenance? That's it? How about go to some of the real black spots, like HR. And the library. The hotbed of malcontent. Why can these people force out good workers, and tell them, "that's how it is" I will do what I want?" (quote from one of the witches there) How about finding out why everything is a secret, and why many jobs now are either just mysteriously filled, or posed on non-CSEA websites, while current CSEA employees are not told of new jobs How about finding some answers why people can cheat on their time off, do whatever they want because they have several decades of service in the place, including taking off whenever they want to...a blind eye turned? Why is the union now suddenly out of sight, out of mind, and offers no explanations or answers? Why are grad students given full time paid positions, in their own department in which they are enrolled as a student? Why should a fellow peer, a student be allowed to get into my private information when she, as an ADVISOR, is a cohort? WHY? Why does the BACKSTABBING CONTINUE AND CONTINUE, and only the favorites are recognized? Try to get some kind of answer from HR regarding retirement, FMLA, pension, accruals, or god forbid, workers comp. They will not respond, they will not address anything? How can custodians who work evenings work unsupervised, the place is filthy, and they do nothing but play around on the state's dime? How can full time support staff take off a day or two a week, weeks at a time of sick leave, vacation as much as they want, and not be held accountable? The place is a travesty.
                                                                                                                        March 29/15


Heidi Allen kidnapping hearing: 5 points prosecutors scored this week
http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/03/heidi_allen_hearing_

5_points_made_by_prosecutors_this_week.html#incart_river

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 27/15

"Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose."
Tennessee Williams


Heidi Allen
The police say that there was not a I.D. card, saying that Miss Allen was not an informant, and yet, the former D.A. said he turned over all info on Heidi Allen as a informant to the defense! Boy, do this stink, and how could a jury ,find this man guilty, when there is no body, and on what evidence? This jury was as smart as the county well trained sheriff and his deputies. And really? Let a person go up and down stairs in shackles and cuffs, in stead of the elevator? And this judge and sheriff let this happen? The I.Q. level , and the lack of professionalism really has hit a real low. It really makes us look like we all come from hazard county, and the judge is boss hog!
                                                                                                                        March 27/15

 


Woman who found card identifying Heidi Allen as drug informant says she told only deputies, her mom
http://www.syracuse.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/03/woman_who_found_

card_identifying_heidi_allen_as_informant_says_she_told_no_one.html#incart_related_stories


                                                                                                                        March 27/15

 

Gomer VanPatten Doesn't Recall
Former Sheriff’s Deputy VanPatten says he doesn't recall how many other female drug informants he signed up.
He doesn't recall, why Heidi Allen's CI info wasn't kept with other secure CI documentation.
He does recall going to the D&W to use pay phone that day but he has no idea how he dropped the documents in the parking lot.
He doesn't know if there was a follow-up investigation after Heidi Allen's CI card was dropped.
On the day Heidi Allen's CI card was found he doesn't recall whether he worked the day or night shift.
He did not follow up on Heidi Allen's information because it was all rumor mill but he started a CI file took her fingerprints and gave her a code name all based on rumor.
After Heidi Allen’s CI card was returned to VanPatten he does not know how it turned up at the Fire Hall during the investigation of Heidi’s disappearance.
Dose he really think all of us are dum enought to believe him.

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Today's Quote, March 26/15

“Trying to grow up is hurting, you know. You make mistakes.

You try to learn from them, and when you don't, it hurts even more.”
Aretha Franklin



If you work for suny oswego
If you work for suny oswego then I'm sure you have experience this many times, click below and enjoy the song. Please feel free to comment.. break the silence!
https://youtu.be/hzTeLePbB08

                                                                                                                        March 26/15

Heidi Allen kidnapping hearing: 6 combative exchanges between judge, lawyers
http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/03/eight_combative_exchanges_

between_judge_and_lawyers_in_heidi_allen_kidnapping_he.html#incart_river

                                                                                                                        March 26/15


Gary Thibodeau's attorneys question former prosecutor about turning over Heidi Allen case documents
http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=1182333#.VRNKMa0tGM8

                                                                                                                        March 26/15

Oswego man charged with raping, sexual abusing multiple children
http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/03/oswego_man_charged_

with_raping_sexual_abusing_multiple_children.html#incart_river

                                                                                                                        March 26/15


Heidi Allen kidnapping hearing: 6 combative exchanges between judge, lawyers
Don Dodds testimony was bought with a job for his stepdaughter at the board of elections.

Morgan Longley now has access to personal information including social security numbers of every voter in the county. http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2010/01/stepdaughter_of_oswego_county.html
Read the comments.
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Answers & Questions

 

Answer: Genesis

 

Question: What was the first book of Jewish Fairytales?
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Today's Quote, March 25/15

"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful"
William Morris



The Logan Act and logic
There seems to be some logger heads that have not gotten the message about the Logan Act. I do not believe that we can in any way shape or form trust Iran to negotiate honestly, and what Obama is doing is his job. As far as I am concerned, you could wipe that country and most of the middle east out and we would have a better world. This is not the issue...47 American Senators decided on their own to discredit a sitting president in the middle of negotiations who is trying to control Iran's nuclear program. This is the problem; American Senators conspiring with a know enemy of the United States of American to undermine the powers of the President. The whole senate body of 100 did not send the letter, only 47, so, 47 individuals , who were not speaking for the body decided on their own to conspire with our enemy and undermine our president. Rather you like our current president or not, these senators committed an act of treason against America.
The Logan Act is specific to this type of activity from individuals, and make no mistake, they are individuals. They have no power over the negotiation, and unless they act as a full body, they are individuals, not unlike you or I.
                                                                                                                        March 25/15


Private vs. Public Correspondence
I read it. Please explain to me how an "open letter" to anyone can be private correspondence. It was public correspondence and therefore not in violation of the Logan Act!


As far as your atheistic views are concerned, as exhibited in another post on Monday, I will leave that for others to debate. I may join in then and maybe not.
Tom S.
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The way I see it an open letter falls under, indirect "correspondence or intercourse". It is not a question of whether they had a secret conversation in a mens room, published it in a newspaper or shouted it over loud speakers at Yankee Stadium. The question is whether they acted as private citizens “without authority of the United States”. No doubt the “open letter” was, in their minds, a way of skirting the Logan Act. They were not acting on behalf of or with permission of the Senate or the President. They were not acting in any official capacity. Therefore they would have been acting as private citizens. You can argue in circles all day long but in the end while a court might or might not find they violated the letter of the law, there can be no question in any ones mind that they violated the spirit of the law.

 

Don’t even try and give me any of that typical reborn end justifies the means bul lsh!t. That is for simple-minded fools who believe god talks to them.

P.S. Sorry if my fairytale comment offended your delicate Christian sensibilities.
No doubt the Party of Hate has their own interpretation of the first amendment.
TFBA




Ex-highway superintendent in Southern Tier admits larceny
http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=1181684

                                                                                                                        March 25/15


Home Improvement, Taxes...

Good points, but the homeowner should also consider this...for starters, if anyone wants to do improvements, then you must :
Have architectural plans...cha-ching
Get building permits...cha-ching
Have work inspected by city...cha-ching
Probably have to pay filing fee???cha-ching
Hope for a higher assessment...probably not
And, if none of this is done...tear it down and start over! And when done...cha-ching
Or, do improvements, don't get incentive, save a ton of money and headaches, maybe or probably get ok assessment?
                                                                                                                        March 25/15

Investigator reveals that Heidi Allen files were tampered with during 1994 investigation
http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=1181768#.VRHnh60tGM8

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Today's Quote, March 24/15

When the circumstances are right, everything becomes a dance.
Lynette Fromme


 

Gary Thibodeau's attorney will ask judge to call new witnesses at appeal hearing

http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=1181504#.VRDCP60tGM8

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Logan Act
The Logan Act forbids "unauthorized" citizens from negotiating with foreign governments...

The 47 Senators who signed an open letter to Iran were not negotiating! They were simply informing that government that without a approval of the United States Senate there would be no treaty between us. Besides, the Senate is authorized to add or subtract from any initial agreement between the parties and therefore they are not "unauthorized" citizens.

Remember too that without the consent of the religious leader of Iran there is no treaty. Also, Iran has never fulfilled any treaty it has signed since the religious takeover in 1979. In fact, according to sharia law it is permissible to lie to infidels, thus deceiving them, to gain advantage. Whatever the outcome of these supposed negotiations the Iranians will continue to enrich uranium to make nuclear bombs which they will undoubtedly use on Israel and the Unite States. Their big religious leader repeated his "Death to American" line only a few days ago while they are supposed to be negotiating in good faith. If you believe that Iran is negotiating in good faith you haven't a clue about what is really going on.

Remember Nancy Pelosi went to Syria against the wishes of the Bush Administration so maybe she should be arrested also?
Tom S.
                                                                                                                        March 24/15
 


You are not reading what is on the page. You are reading what you want to see. Go back and read 953 again, with your glasses on.
§ 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments.




Logan Act and some Logic
Therein lies a perfect example of why, in a court of law, a witness is sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Bottom line - If they had violated the Logan Act they would have been charged with that violation - they weren't because they didn't.

Recommend reading George Washington's Farewell Address where he advises that political party partisanship would destroy America.

2000 years ago after a documented history of failed social/political experiments including Patriarchs, Judges, Kings, etc., a new global social philosophy was heralded in by angels. It was proclaimed that peace on earth would be achieved through the practice of good will toward all of mankind. Jesus of Nazareth taught that principle and proclaimed that all of the laws and prophetic enlightenment from the beginning were dedicated to that principle. Jesus summed up the entirety of the will of God for all mankind in one simple statement - recognize the love of God by personally practicing the love of God to everyone.
False teachings by false prophets and misguided priests, pastors, rabbi, etc., has taken Christianity far off course from the simple message of Christ which is to change our nature so that love of neighbor is foremost in our mind. It is not enough to be compelled to love our neighbor. Rationalizing love of mankind is arrogant. Being Christlike is being born again into a love of mankind that our true nature and is an everyday practice easily recognized and appreciated.
If you are not engaged in changing from a natural man to a Christ-like being then you are wasting your time, my time and God's time. Stop the religious hobbies. Shed the practices that are repetitive or habitual. Respect God but realize that He does not need to be entertained. He does not need people groveling at His feet. He wants you to change and to spend your time in the service of your fellow man.


The Born-Agains are just as crazy as the Muslims. The only difference between them is, which book of fairytales they base their beliefs on. If Smegelsky had really committed feleony grand larceny the republican DA would have charged him with it right? What f**king planet do you come from?


Does anyone doubt the Republicans would ever let anything Obama proposed get voted on much less get the votes to pass the Senate? So why was there a need to send a letter. Like I said before the racists extremists in the party of hate want to keep the black president in his place.

 



Local 5K Run/Walk
Oswego Little League will be hosting its second annual 5K Run/Walk Friday June 5th at 6:00pm. Go to http://www.lightboxreg.com/oswego-little-league-5k-run-walk to register and for further details.
                                                                                                                        March 24/15


home improvements
I guess I did not see this coming. Private home owner, it is okay to improve, your taxes will be on a slow increase. But the house next to you, will not see a increase in value or tax rise, because a house at a value 35,000.00, and you were at 50,000.00 but you put in 5,000.00 , does that make the worth at 55,000.00 or the house next to you, having a worth of 40,000.00, since you split and the person next door going equal, you have raised there value, and they have not put in a dime! What a deal! And what a great deal that business owners and property owners put in monies, and the slum does not ,and this is suppose to be a incentive to invest and with the creek does not rise, we want you to put monies into investment, we will not raise tour taxes for investing in our great city, we will raise you taxes, and your assement value, and control where you tax dollars go. Please, do not worry that we do not have a code enforcement dept. Please ,do not worry, that our fire dept, buys there food on your time ,not on there time! In my days, and I am only 59, we brought the lunch, and the foods that we brought , we purchased on private time ,not on taxpayers time or contractors time.
When are you people going to wake up and see that you are being charged for people are eating and shopping on your dime! And we have people that were voted in, and yet, there is still a thought in there heads, that almost every move, has to have a fee on it ,or a tax!
                                                                                                                        March 24/15



taxes
Remember, if you have the money to improve, and make it look nice, then you can afford to pay more in taxes, and that will want other people to invest, because the city of Oswego, will do a slow tax increase, instead of giving a no penalty for the people that want to make there properties look nice and proud. Heck, why don’t these smart alderman, just set up collection boxes at all points coming into our great city! And tell the people that are coming in, please, do not believe everything you read about our great city of service! All money will be left at the city line!
                                                                                                                        March 24/15


SUCO Fox News
I didn't think it was Fox News, they were asking about grounds department and stolen property misused funds by the legion of tards at building 12. And special treatment on student athletics like drug use and gifts ect.... Prolly a Cumo spy to sweep it under the rug?
                                                                                                                        March 24/15

 

 

Firemen

I am not a fireman but my son is a Battalion Chief and has been with the Chicago Fire Dept.for 30years . In Chicago and the suburbs one person is the person who plans the meals and cooks. He also is let out of housework to do the shopping. He goes with another fireman in case there is a call as they are always in contact with the fire house Also each duty day each fireman has to chip in money for the food the pot is called the club. I am not defending the Oswego Fire Dept. But I posted this to let people who visit your site that what is going on there is normal is in Fire Departments all through out the country as far as buying food for the meals goes

                                                                                                                        March 24/15

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 23/15

“Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate,

and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.”
Louis L'Amour



Suco
FOX NEWS !!!! The investigation will start !!
                                                                                                                        March 23/15


Logan Act and some logic
The President alone has the power to speak or listen as a representative of the nation. He makes treaties with the advice and consent of the Senate; but he alone negotiates. Into the field of negotiation the Senate cannot intrude; and Congress itself is powerless to invade it. As Marshall said in his great argument of March 7, 1800, in the House of Representatives, 'The President is the sole organ of the nation in its external relations, and its sole representative with foreign nations.
Because 47 of the scumbag Republican Senators signed the letter, they we not speaking for the Senate, therefore, they spoke as private citizens, and this argument would allow for them to be charged with a felony.
A petition on the White House's "We The People" website had accumulated signatures from over 300,000 people requesting the Obama administration to prosecute the 47 senators under the Logan Act.
Although nobody has been successfully prosecuted under the Logan Act, it might be time for this treasonous 47 to be prosecuted, found guilty, fined, and kicked out of office.
There are some senators and congressmen that are advocating bombing Iran, and the above referenced letter just gives them more fuel to push their agenda. We do not need to get into another war, killing off our son's and daughters because of a few radicals in the government.
                                                                                                                        March 23/15


Your tax dollar at use
This past Saturday, while waiting for my wife at Price Chopper in Oswego, I observed one of the Oswego ambulances drive in the lot and park, out of sight on the West side of the building. Two firemen/emts exit and head into the store, scanning the parking lot along the way looking to see if they were being watched.

Over Fifty minutes later they exited the store carrying numerous bags of groceries. Again, they seemed to be vigilant looking to see if anyone was watching them. They got back in the ambulance, made a U-turn and left vie the road at the rear of the building.

Now, for the best part of an hour, two, City employees, (emts at that), who were both being paid to be on the job were unavailable, along with one of the City's ambulances witch was also out of service for the same amount of time.

It's difficult to describe the outrage this tax payer feels watching such blatant abuse of our tax dollars but the fact that it is let to go unchecked and seems to be treated as "business as usual" is infuriating.

I can not be alone...
                                                                                                                        March 23/15

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 22/15

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery,

of party, faction, and division of society.
John Adams



inspection
It only takes one qualified person to inspect, so give that person on of the two 4x4 pickup trucks to use or give that person one of the black and white fords to use, since none of the clerk of the works need’s them. Look at that, money saved! And this person would not have to drop what he or she is doing, because there are plenty of people ON DUTY!
                                                                                                                        March 22/15



Michael Bohrer's 1981 victim retells horror of abduction 13 years before Heidi Allen's kidnapping
http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/03/michael_bohrers_

1981_victim_retells_horror_of_abduction_13_years_before_heidi_al.html#incart_river

                                                                                                                        March 22/15


Advice on Treaty
It is clear that the negotiations take place with the advice of the Senate. There is no restriction as to whom the advice is given. In the case of the letter from the Senators, advice was being given to one of the parties as to the established American law regarding the negotiation of treaties. The Logan act is directed toward negotiations by private citizens and does not apply.
If there is a Senate rule which establishes protocol for making advice to the negotiating parties then that may be at issue - not the Logan Act.
Personally, I thought the letter from the Senators should have been discussed publicly before transmission to Iran. It was clearly bad form but I understand the intent which I do not see as being malicious.
Negotiations with foreign countries are daily occurrences through Ambassadors and the Department of State. These are not treaties. Congress is normally briefed on these matters and affected constituents are duly contacted as appropriate. Congress then can respond back to State and the President so that American interests are not harmed.
                                                                                                                        March 22/15


???
Quick question: Didn’t the U.S.A. stop Iran from having
nuke weapons of any kind a while back? If so then what
is Obama trying to do? Get us in more trouble?
Comments welcome.

                                                                                                                        March 22/15

Along with other things I Believe the US and several other countries banned the sale of anything that could be used in making weapons grade nuclear material. Iran is one of the, if not the, most modern country in the Arab world. Not unlike the ones in this country their religious wackos are doing everything they can to keep the people in the dark ages. Their equally wacko dictator loves it because that is the only way he maintains control. All it takes is a little crack in the wall and capitalism will come rushing in and the régime will fall. Whether that crack comes as a result of treaty or something else we will see but when it does happen they will be just free and as bad off as we are.


TACKY, TACKY,TACKY,TACKY
I found the editorial in the paper today was tacky, unprofessional and self-serving . Richard Tesoriero was about as unprofessional as one can be, buy trying to discredit the selection of the United Way Board, on their selection of their new leader. Tesoriero tried to make it about himself in so many different levels, starting with his signature, calling himself Dr.. He is neither a Medical Doctor, or a PhD., and a nurse practitioner is more well trained than a chiropractor. As the former chair, he should not be making those type of statements, just because he could not get his own way. Hey Dick, you are not the only vote on that board! Stop stamping your foot like a child.
Regarding being the chairman of the Port Authority, and hiring a search firm to find a new director at the port; you spent over $35,000 to hire J. Daniels, who was less than qualified for the job and left in 3 years, with a tremendous package I might add. This is not something I would be bragging about, and shortly after that mess, you were removed from the Port Board.
As I said, TACKY,TACKY,TACKY!
                                                                                                                        March 22/15

I think Tesorriero, when translated into English means tacky.


Logan Act
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_Act


The Logan act deals with “private correspondence”, which it does not apply solely to private citizens.


The Logan Act (1 Stat. 613, 18 U.S.C. § 953, enacted January 30, 1799) is a United States federal law that forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments having a dispute with the U.S.

§ 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments.
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply himself, or his agent, to any foreign government, or the agents thereof, for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.


I suppose this might come down to the meaning or inturpertation of the word “make”.

Does “the power to” “Make Treaties” mean to begin negotiations or does it mean sign the final document?

Below is an excerpt from and link to a Wikipedia page
RE: United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corp. In the court’s decision Justice Sutherland clearly defined the presidents role as the “sole organ of the federal government in the field of international relations.”



United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corp.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Curtiss-Wright_Export_Corp.


United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corp., 299 U.S. 304 (1936),[1] was a United States Supreme Court case involving principles of both governmental regulation of business and the supremacy of the executive branch of the federal government to conduct foreign affairs. The Supreme Court concluded not only that foreign affairs power was vested in the national government as a whole but also that the President of the United States had "plenary" powers in the foreign affairs field that was not dependent upon congressional delegation.


Decision of the Court
Justice Sutherland wrote in his opinion of the Court:
The ["powers of the federal government in respect of foreign or external affairs and those in respect of domestic or internal affairs"] are different, both in respect of their origin and their nature. The broad statement that the federal government can exercise no powers except those specifically enumerated in the Constitution, and such implied powers as are necessary and proper to carry into effect the enumerated powers, is categorically true only in respect of our internal affairs.
And he added:
It is important to bear in mind that we are here dealing not alone with an authority vested in the President by an exertion of legislative power, but with such an authority plus the very delicate, plenary and exclusive power of the President as the sole organ of the federal government in the field of international relations–a power which does not require as a basis for its exercise an act of Congress, but which, of course, like every other governmental power, must be exercised in subordination to the applicable provisions of the Constitution.



There will always be those within our government, who would have us believe they only have the best interests of the country at heart and to that end I am sure they are still researching the validity of Obama's birth certificate, while working tirelessly to reverse Rowe v Wade and then Brown v The Board of Education. Many of us either pretend to believe their espoused good intentions or just ignore them. For that false belief and complacency we will surely pay a price one day.

In the final analysis the best interests of the country is nothing more than a veil for them to hide behind. These people, this Party of Hate and I am sure some Democrats, have an agenda, which becomes clearer with each passing day and foremost on that agenda is putting the uppity nigger in his place.

                                                                                                                        March 22/15


fire inspection
It will be done between calls. Which means that it was not done like that before, So the taxpayer is speaking up and some are now paying attention. Does not say how many are in a crew to inspect, are they taking pictures and filing paper work, or about six just walk around while the seventh sits in the truck wondering what is for lunch ! Get a real code enforcement group in there and have the people that are paid for emergencies, do the emergency work!
After all, do you want to pay someone 50,000.00 a year to inspect, and also my I may add, be construction smart or someone at 85,000.00 a year, but has five others with them at about the same pay. What a waste of taxpayer money and resource with a lot of whip cream and cherries added to this smoke screen!
Remember this came from McCrobie and his lips were moving.
                                                                                                                        March 22/15

 

 

WITH ALL THAT OUT OF THE WAY LETS GET DOWN TO SOMETHING REALLY IMPORTANT.

Does anyone out there have a good recipe for oyster stew? Somewhere in my freezer there is a container of those slimy suckers and I mean to lay waste to them.

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 21/15

Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin



Fox News
I heard Fox news may be doing an investigation at the S.U.N.Y college here in Oswego.

                                                                                                                        March 21/15



EXCLUSIVE: Possible suspect in Heidi Allen kidnapping abducted a woman 13 years earlier
http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/03/michael_bohrer_possible_suspect_in_

1994_heidi_allen_kidnapping_abducted_a_woman.html#incart_m-rpt-1

                                                                                                                        March 21/15


Duties and Authority of President
Constitutional duties and authority of President
Section 1
1: The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.
EXEC'UTIVE, adjective egzec'utive. Having the quality of executing or performing; as executive power or authority; an executive officer. Hence, in government, executive is used in distinction from legislative and judicial. The body that deliberates and enacts laws, is legislative; the body that judges, or applies the laws to particular cases, is judicial; the body or person who carries the laws into effect, or superintends the enforcement of them, is executive
It is of the nature of war to increase the executive at the expense of the legislative authority.


EXEC'UTIVE, noun The officer, whether king, president or other chief magistrate, who superintends the execution of the laws; the person who administers the government; executive power or authority in government. Webster's 1828

Section 2
1: The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.
He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.

CHIEF, noun
1. A commander; particularly a military commander; the person who heads an army; equivalent to the modern terms, commander or general in chief captain general, or generalissimo. Webster's 1828

[Note: The Congress shall have power: To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress; ]

2: He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
3: The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.


HAP'PEN, verb intransitive hap'n.
1. To come by chance; to come without one's previous expectation; Webster's 1828
                                                                                                                        March 21/15




My eyes must be worse than I realized.
Nowhere did I see the word “negotiate”.


Full Definition of NEGOTIATE
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/negotiate


intransitive verb
: to confer with another so as to arrive at the settlement of some matter
transitive verb
1
a : to deal with (some matter or affair that requires ability for its successful handling) : manage
b : to arrange for or bring about through conference, discussion, and compromise <negotiate a treaty>
2
a : to transfer (as a bill of exchange) to another by delivery or endorsement
b : to convert into cash or the equivalent value <negotiate a check>
3
a : to successfully travel along or over <negotiate a turn>
b : complete, accomplish <negotiate the trip in two hours>

If you have no settlement, no discussion no compromise, then there is nothing for the senate to approve or disapprove or "consent to".



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Tripoli


The Treaty of Tripoli (Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the United States of America and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli of Barbary) was the first treaty concluded between the United States of America and Tripolitania, signed at Tripoli on November 4, 1796, and at Algiers (for a third-party witness) on January 3, 1797. It was submitted to the Senate by President John Adams, receiving ratification unanimously from the U.S. Senate on June 7, 1797, and signed by Adams, taking effect as the law of the land on June 10, 1797.


President George Washington appointed his old colleague David Humphreys as Commissioner Plenipotentiary on March 30, 1795, in order to negotiate a treaty with the Barbary powers.[8] On February 10, 1796, Humphreys appointed Joel Barlow and Joseph Donaldson as "Junior Agents" to forge a "Treaty of Peace and Friendship".[9] Under Humphreys' authority, the treaty was signed at Tripoli on November 4, 1796, and certified at Algiers on January 3, 1797. Humphreys reviewed the treaty and approved it in Lisbon on February 10, 1797.

Official records show that after President John Adams sent the treaty to the Senate for ratification in May 1797, the entire treaty was read aloud on the Senate floor, and copies were printed for every Senator. A committee considered the treaty and recommended ratification. Twenty-three of the thirty-two sitting Senators were present for the June 7 vote which unanimously approved the ratification recommendation


 

Surely if the congress felt there was crystal clarity with regard to the president's role in Treaties and their advancement they would not have found the need for the Logan Act.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 20/15

"I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures."
Earl Warren
 


A heartfelt Thank You.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to the two thoughtful woman who stole the flower arrangements from room 408 of the Oswego Hospital on Tuesday! The patient who received them got to enjoy them for an entire day before your heartless act o f selfishness. Your parents should be proud!
The cards were clearly visible, with the names of the recipient and gifters........and the person you were there to visit wasn't even there long enough to have received flowers.
Oswego (and your flowers smelling like skunk) Luver
                                                                                                                        March 20/15

 

What was the name of the other person in the room? I'll post it.


The Logan Act
Oh how easy it is for you Obama supporters to forget the laws he and his party have broken. Did Obama get approval from congress before he began negotiating with Iran? No he didn't. But thats ok with YOU because YOU obviously support arrogant, immature, deceptive leadership. For some reason those "vicious," "lawbreaking" members of congress who sent the letter to Iran were trying to protect YOU and everyone else in this country from 2 very dangerous leaders.
                                                                                                                        March 20/15

 

Where does it say any president needs approval from congress to negotiate with another country?

As I recall I voted for Donald Duck in the last presidential election.  But hello!!! There is a reason why we only have one commander in chief. There is a reason why the party of hate keeps getting creamed but they just don not get it. If it were up to me those a$$holes would be taken to the nearest public park and hung. That is kind of governance the lying racist bastards seem to understand. They hate Obama because he is black and Hillary because she is a woman. If it comes down to another choice between a Clinton or a Bush I will be voting for the Duck again. I do not hate Republicans as much as they hate everyone else, but I am working on it.


St Louis'
Thanks for the Church article. My family was involved in the St Louis' move back in 1870. Their name was on one of the windows. ONW

                                                                                                                        March 20/15

I was an altar-boy there back in the late 50s. 

Et cum spiritu tuo
 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 19/15

“A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.”
John Updike
 

 

 

" ’O sole mio "

Written by Giovanni Capurro

Composed by Eduardo di Capua

Sung by

Luciano Pavarotti

 

What a beautiful thing is a sunny day!
The air is serene after a storm,
The air is so fresh that it already feels like a celebration.
What a beautiful thing is a sunny day!

But another sun that's brighter still,
It's my own sun that's upon your face!
The sun, my own sun, it's upon your face!
It's upon your face!

When night comes and the sun has gone down,
I almost start feeling melancholy;
I'd stay below your window
When night comes and the sun has gone down.

But another sun that's brighter still,
It's my own sun that's upon your face!
The sun, my own sun, it's upon your face!
It's upon your face!

 


Suco Sinage

The New College Sign 104 West. And all the other new signs on Campus.

This 104 Sign Looks like a Big Square " Mall " sign, what a ugly looking thing.

Your State Tax money wasted again !
                                                                                                                        March 19/15

I saw two of them the other day. Looked like someone made them from pieces of a big green glow stick.


reward
Can anyone tell me why ,if you make your house look nicer, why your taxes go up? Know, if you make the improvements, your value should go up, but not your taxes. You are telling people, if you improve, taxes go up, but if you do not, taxes will stay the same. So do not do anything, let it look like junk, and you can be a part of the smart people of city hall with a great handle on how people can spend their to make their property look nice and pay more in taxes as a great thanks, since we do not have a clue in how to conduct business!
                                                                                                                        March 19/15

In OZ xperience tells us the person promoting a new law is not always the best person to explain it. As I always understood it repairs were not taxable and did not necessarily effect the assessment. Improvements Capital or otherwise were another story. As is always the case in OZ the definition of capital, improvement and repair along with the interpretation given them by whatever person or persons responsible for enforcement, will be the determining factor.


make it look nice, but we are still going to raise tax
If you want people to make there properties look nice or up to code, etc. Would you tell them , please make them as nice as you can afford and your taxes will not go up, due to the improvement, or please, 3000. 00 or more ,we will give you a break, and only raise your tax over a eight year period! You are doing nothing! Try this, Please, if you can, make improvements on the outside, windows, doors, paint, siding, cut and trim the grass, clear the sidewalks in the winter. We will not raise your taxes, and try to give some sort of tax break! Why are you rewarding the people that do not improve, and yet, try to grab monies from the people that try to improve there house, or business! Are these the people that have the money to improve there property, can also pay more tax, while the landlords, keep there property under the radar, and pay very little and try to gain the most of there money. Landlord driveways, from street past sidewalk and provide two car parking. Washed stone or gravel does not pass as a paved driveway. Would someone get some backbone and brains into improvements, instead off always trying to get money as part off fees, or they brought in this much in fees, but what we did not tell you, is that it cost, in manpower, three times the salary, three time the benefits, and we still do not know anything about construction, but we are proud that we can step over dollars to pick up pennies, and sometime, we do not even do that! Reward people that are going to spend to improve, not tax them!
                                                                                                                        March 19/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 18/15

“Some people think they are concentrating when they're merely worrying.”
Bobby Jones



Mayor Caves To Pressure From Slumlords .,…. Parking Ban Lifted
http://oswegocountytoday.com/mayor-lifts-winter-parking-ban-in-oswego/

                                                                                                                        March 18/15

D.P.W.
Snow removed on West 7 St. Thank you.

                                                                                                                        March 18/15

 

Fort Ontario Receives Certificate of Appreciation

http://oswegocountytoday.com/fort-ontario-receives-certificate-of-appreciation/

                                                                                                                        March 18/15
 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 17/15

"The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare."
Daniel P. Moynihan
 


Seriously?
Who is running the damn DPW? There are 4 big trucks sitting and waiting on East Seneca, as a loader is on 5th, by itself cutting down banks.......there are no banks, all they are doing is scraping the ice next to curb...what a waste of tax payer dollars. Hello, you are doing nothing!!!
                                                                                                                        March 17/15

control of construction
You need to have a zoning dept. You need to have a eng. Dept. and on the top of the list, a construction dept. that knows more that having clerk of the works, drive around in the off season and play traffic cop. when they are on private property and not on public property, how can they write tickets? And , it even is not there job! Construction or cop, You choose! Fire dept. please, stay with what you were trained to do, fire, ambl,maybe water rescue, maybe going to schools, teaching about smoke detectors, staying low,never to be afraid to call the fire dept. or police.
But please, stay away from construction inspection. Do you know the difference between, live load and dead load? Thank you! And we still have it better than Syracuse, ny. Good job D.P.W. Good job on the fire dept. on public relations, I think some people are buying it, but not all.
                                                                                                                        March 17/15


Tracking Great Lakes Noreasters: New Eastern Lake Ontario project

New York Sea Grant has received funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through the National Sea Grant College Program to track historic storm events along the eastern shore of Lake Ontario. The project will create a climatological event database to better assist risk projection to help communities increase their storm event resiliency.

This project will create a well-documented Great Lakes climatology resource that will serve as a benchmarking resource for eastern Lake Ontario shore communities similar to risk projection tools already available to East Coast stakeholders facing storms that impact the Atlantic coastline, says New York Sea Grant Associate Director Katherine Bunting-Howarth, based at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

New York Sea Grant is recognized as a leader in developing coastal storm awareness resources for the marine district of New York State.

Specific focus areas for this pilot project will be the fragile dunes areas along Lake Ontario in Oswego and Jefferson counties and the Sodus Bay area with a 7,500-foot-long barrier beach in Wayne County.

The project will develop a monitoring program to track storm impacts, such as erosion and structure damage, and will revive periodic photo monitoring of the dunes areas to show changes over time. In the past, New York Sea Grant photo monitoring of the 17-mile Eastern Lake Ontario Dune and Wetland Area has shown the success of beachgrass restoration plantings that help stabilize the sand dunes.

Project leader David G. White, a coastal recreation and tourism specialist with New York Sea Grant at SUNY Oswego, says the historical retrospective on Great Lakes storms will include review of stakeholder reports, maps and meteorological data on historic storm damage going back to 1950.

We will be looking at such factors as storm and wind speed, pressure points, wave action in addition to aerial and ground photography of coastal impacts, White says.

Project partners include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University; the Cornell University Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; County Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Jefferson, Oswego and Wayne counties; local municipal leaders and citizen groups, such as the Friends of Sandy Pond Beach; and private landowners.

The project results will be available as web-based resources to help shoreline stakeholders reduce the impact of coastal storms on dunes, beaches, properties and improve coastal resiliency and sustainability. Watch the New York Sea Grant website at www.nyseagrant.org for details.

New York Sea Grant is a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Through its statewide network of integrated services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources since 1971.

For updates on New York Sea Grant activities, www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube links.
MORE INFO:
In January 2014, New York Sea Grant, Connecticut Sea Grant and New Jersey Sea Grant awarded $1.4 million in funding to 10 social science research projects to improve community understanding and response to coastal storm hazard information as part of the NOAA Sea Grant Coastal Storm Awareness Program.
                                                                                                                        March 17/15
 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 16/15

“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”
Andrew Jackson



Patrick Dewine
Very interesting stuff going on with the United Way.

                                                                                                                        March 16/15

Thanks
Gee Ed, That empty box from Stones brings back the old days when our first stop entering our old home town was Stones,,the sponge chocolates,,,MMMMMMMMMM… Then to the family visit,,ha ha. Thanks, and you enjoy. ONW
                                                                                                                        March 16/15


The Logan Act
47 treasonous Senators violated the Logan Act of 1799 (a felony), by sending a letter to Iran (our enemy), undermining negotiations between the President of the United States and Iran. This was the most cowardly act I have seen these senators make, and, by doing so, they have committed a felony. Any person who has been convicted of a felony may not hold office. I would ask that every person who loves this country, is a patriot, should compose a letter to the President, with a copy to each Democratic Senator, request that these 47 cowardly, treasonous individuals be prosecuted, convicted, and removed from office. This "gang of 47" is heading us toward war with Iran. After a trillion dollars, thousands of GI in Veteran's hospitals, thousands of deaths, with the end result of wreaking the Middle East and allowing ISIS to now control the area, we want to repeat the biggest military Republican blunder in the history of our nation. If you fail to write letters to your representatives, you are failing your country.

The Logan Act was enacted January 30, 1799 (1799-01-30)) is a United States federal Law that forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments having a dispute with the U.S. It was intended to prevent the undermining of the government's position. The Act was passed following Georg Logan's unauthorized negotiations with France in 1798, and was signed into law by President John Adams on January 30, 1799. The Act was last amended in 1994, and violation of the Logan Act is a felony.
                                                                                                                        March 16/15



fire, glad that there was no injuries
Rental property, no one was on property, which means that there was not anything cooking on stove, or candles lit in bathroom, or tv on 24/7 .So, if this was heating plant or electrical, why did those so highly trained personal doing the inspection, not know about proper spacing of out lets, to size of panel, to, maybe a lack of insulation in walls and atic, that house was cold and people inside, needed a second source of heat to keep warm! Just guessing. But once again, people who want to buy property, to gain equity is great, but do not risk cost for safety. And it looks like to me, that people doing theser inspections, do not know what they are doing! And the city is not in the business to make money but to give the best service and value to the taxpayers, Once again, if you are sitting on your b#tts, then you can be training, or paper work while you are on the clock, and do not need to call in other people to fill spaces, when the call is not there! I guess that we should re-define what how we can be more efficient at our jobs and give the taxpayers the best value. Because it is not happening with them doing inspections, but it looks like to me that they are really good at paper work. I bet that they cannot list or know the lic. Contractors in the city of Oswego, or what there insurance requirements are, let alone elec. code. Structure code, parking code,roofing code, entrance code, drainage code, where the school bus stops are so that they can be maintained, even if landlords,tenants say that they will maintain, but they do not. Is this really the job of a fire dept. to do? Do training at fire house on idle time( no cost to the city taxpayer)Fighting fires, rescue,changing batteries on smoke heads, telling kids about the importance of smoke heads and how to call 911.
                                                                                                                        March 16/15
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 14/15

“To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.”
Joseph Priestley
 

 

Some people have experienced problems bringing up a current web page.

Try refreshing the page once or twice. That seems to do it.

 

 


When Heidi Allen kidnapping hearing resumes, Gary Thibodeau won't be there
http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/03/when_heidi_allen_hearing_

resumes_gary_thibodeau_wont_be_there.html#incart_m-rpt-1

                                                                                                                        March 14/15

 


To the untrained eye, this, may look like an empty box!
Which ….. indeed it is.
However just a few hours ago it was the vessel, which contained half a pound of Pecan Turtles from Stones. Now it represents a very big smile and a satisfied feeling that will last at least until I fall asleep tonight. Ozwego sucks..... but life is good.

 



Thank You to the Community
We would like to thank some amazing local businesses who have helped us with our fundraising efforts to raise money over the last couple of months for our travel expenses to the Dominican Republic to work with Outreach360 where we will teach English to impoverished youth.
Firstly, the Hibernians were amazing hosts for our chicken BBQ on 2/28, donating their time, facility and materials. Their commitment to help us was so very much appreciated.
Additionally, the following businesses donated food, time, advertising, and/or gift cards for our chicken BBQ and other fundraising events:

Paul’s Big M
C’s Farm Market
Bosco & Geers
Price Chopper
Walmart
Relax & Restore Massage Therapy
Tut’s Hair Pyramid
Yoberry Frozen Yogurt Bar
Purple Kitty
Thank you so much to these businesses that helped us! We are very grateful for their contributions.
And finally, thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in our fundraising events. We would not have been successful without all of you! We are very proud to be part of such a loving and wonderful community.
Melissa Johnston and Debi Geroux
                                                                                                                        March 14/15


Puzzled
Saw the pic of Katko and this Barlow kid
Is Katko very tall or is Barlow a dwarf.
                                                                                                                        March 14/15

 

 

Is everyone asleep out there?

Why has no one asked the yearly question .....When is Rudy's going to open?

According to the sign the date is March 25.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 13/15

 “Oswego is the a$$hole of New York State. Fulton is ten miles up”.
Leo Anderson



Midtown Plaza
Just my opinion: the entire strip of bridge street already looks like shit from the forks of the road to price chopper. The homes are neglected, never mind the tatoo/head shops, bars or pizza shops there is NOT one thing to look at. So, why are you surprised that Oswego, Gilligan and the seven clowns would want to put in low income housing right in the middle of it. The street is like shit and I just had to put four new tires on my vehicle because of the poor infrastructure in Oswego. If we can find grants for stupid shit why is there no monies for our streets???? Oh I forgot the fire department gets it all. Just searching the internet and word of mouth Oswego already has at least 50% more firemen than most municipalities. And quite a few of them, Smegelsky a good example, lives where there is a volunteer fire department. This city has been under such poor leadership for so long there is no coming back. We were at least a pimple on the ass of progress at one point but that popped.
                                                                                                                        March 13/15

Oh pimple is so negative. Now we are becoming a modern city. Now we are a “Jewel”. I wonder who gets the credit for that gem?


Fire thief
How did Fire thief Joe come up with the $14,000 reimbursement of the money he DID steal in the first place. Along with spent $20,000 on buying additional land behind his house and at the same exact time last year bought a new truck and a four wheeler. So my educated guess is that's where the original $40,000 came up missing. However The auditor can't account for it because it's literally missing.

How can he have a landscaping business when he has 2 Full Time Jobs? He was mowing his yard with a zero turn law mower. Not to be nosey but he would take the lawn mower off his tractor then when he was done mowing drive the mower back on his tractor and drive off. My guess.... He was 'borrowing' the Minetto Fire Depts lawn mower. Or personal depends if you ask me or Oakes.
                                                                                                                        March 13/15

Rare (for this area) harlequin duck spotted again on the Oswego River
http://www.syracuse.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2015/03/rare_for_this_area_

harlequin_duck_spotted_again_on_the_oswego_river.html#incart_river


Last year, a harlequin was spotted on the Oswego River by Mary Magistro, of Oswego, a bird- watching enthusiast, behind the city's post office. It got listed on the Onondaga Aububon's website's rare bird report and created a stir among local birders.
Magistro and son, Mark, were there when the bird died more than a week later of unknown causes. She took the dead bird to the SUNY Oswego Rice Creek Field Station, which sent it off to a local taxidermist. It's currently on display at the field station.

 

It probably O-D eed on Heroin or Meth. That seems to be common among the Long Island ducks in the area.
                                                                                                                        March 13/15




 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 12/15

“I'm an optimist, but an optimist who carries a raincoat”
Harold Wilson



Here Are The Facts About Midtown Development Project
http://oswegocountytoday.com/developer-here-are-the-facts-about-midtown-development-project/

                                                                                                                        March 12/15

Hello! Maybe people would not be so suspicious if you paid somewhere near fair market value and the mayor’s wife was not on your payroll!


SUNY Oswego responds to offensive Class of 2015 shirts
http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=1176108#.VQCpXK0tGM8

                                                                                                                        March 12/15
What do you expect from the #2 drug school?



midtown
If 30 spots are for seniors and 40 are for low to mid income ( and boy, would I want housing in the middle of the city, would this look great) total of parking spaces would be 70. But let us say that of all 70 tenants have company to visit them, then the parking would be at 140 spaces. This would not include delivery and post office and fire dept. visits and maintance personal. And parking would not be in the streets, but in a parking garage. So I am putting it out there that there will be 180 to 200 parking spots available at all times? And I am guessing that a structure will be built above the three story parking garage? So there will be about ten floors of living space, which will also mean the the Oswego fire dept. will have to get a bigger ladder truck and the city will have to put in bigger water mains to supply this building and others ,in case of fires in two buildings at once ( which I hope that nevers happens, but you have to be prepared) but I am sure that this fine city , who looks at every detail, knows all of this, after all, they where going to sell the fitz. Site under fair market value, because they did not want to be in the property business. Well ,guess what , the last I looked, the city of Oswego, NY sits on land. What a great idea, why not put housing off the beaten tract, and put in something that looks nice, like some business with parking ,instead of making it look like you were driving thru Syracuse or Albany?
And also increase size of storm and sanitary lines. Who pays for this? This is about 80 mil.
                                                                                                                        March 12/15

Cottage for sale by owner
                                                                                                                        March 12/15


Cops: Oswego County man brought 17-year-old to Rochester suburb to work as a prostitute


Wonder where Ozwego’s martini bar entremanure was that day?


http://www.localsyr.com/story/d/story/cops-oswego-county-man-brought-17-year-old-to-roch/16041/dvqgcC834Umk1U4aID6AZA

                                                                                                                        March 12/15

drive thru oswego
Would you want people driving thru Oswego , to look at the buildings,businesses,parking spots available,stores, instead of looking at rental property,buildings that is housing affordable housing with some people out on there decks, holding there j#nk? Wow, don’t we look great as a city, and making it that people would want to come back and visit our fine city of housing.Lets make sure that we do not make bridge street from one end to another look nice and attractive!
The leaders, have got to look farther into the future that what is coming up next week!
                                                                                                                        March 12/15
 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 11/15

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn”
Harriet Beecher



Government controlled business..
I walked into the Oz post office the other day around noon to mail a package. The line was backed up to the front door, one clerk on duty, the other 3 stations empty, a highly efficent government controlled business.
WOW!
                                                                                                                        March 11/15
City Installs New Flexible All-Weather Water Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 10/15

"None, but people of strong passion are capable of rising to greatness."
Comte de Mirabeau



Bronx high school teacher charged on child pornography, paid Upstate NY boy for nude photos
http://www.syracuse.com/us-news/index.ssf/2015/03/bronx_high_school_teacher_arrested_on_child_

pornography_charges_paid_underage_bo.html#incart_river

                                                                                                                        March 10/15

It was probably just a science project ... trying to prove or disprove the relationship between big feet and big d***s.

bunch of idiots
Is this a full time job with the minetto fire dept as a chief? If it is , then why is a person holding two full time jobs? Is it double benefits? Double health insurance? Double pension? Double 401k or equal? And I really do not care about the emt cry, since that I hope that there are others that are going to be doing what they are trained for, since the chief, is suppose to control the call. And I do not care who is the chief, anywhere, do the job that you are suppose to do and let the people underneath you, do there job, and I thank them for doing there job! But, for one minute, do not think that everyone is looking out for someone else’s best interest, because that usually does not happen. Ask the ones that got caught and are in prison. I bet that they might know how to put on a bandaid and which charge card they were using!
                                                                                                                        March 10/15

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 9/15

"We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe."
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

 

 

 

This is the round building in Fulton that used to be a bank, right on 481.

Wahrendorf & Gosek are turning it into a martini bar? I thought Gosek couldn't go in bars?

 

_______________________________________________________________________



REGARDING US IDIOTS
I SURE WOULD LIKE THAT LOW LIFE FAT SLOB THEIF SMEGELSKY AS MY EMT.GOOD FOR THE JUDGE IN MINETTO.YOU GOT MY VOTE FOR ANYTHING.YOU SHOULD REPLACE THE NO GOOD OATS RIGHT NOW.SMEGELSKY SOLD STUFF WITH NO MARK UP AS OATS SAID -WHAT A GUY.THE BIG THING IS HE GOT COUGHT OR HE STILL WOULD BE DOING IT.HE IS A FAT NO GOOD FOR NOTHING LOW DOWN THEIF THAT SHOULD BE FIRED FROM THE OSWEGO FIRE DEPT.YOU NEED TO WAKE UP TOO GILLON
                                                                                                                        March 9/15

Tax nonprfits
This was in the times
AUGUSTA, Me. — Nonprofit organizations across the country are closely watching Maine as it considers becoming the first state to impose property taxes on hospitals, private colleges and summer camps under a plan put forth by Gov. Paul LePage.
Mr. LePage’s proposal has sparked a fiery debate over what impact nonprofits have on their communities and whether they should have to cover the costs for municipal services they receive.
David L. Thompson, vice president of public policy for the National Council of Nonprofits, said all states exempted nonprofits from property taxes, either through laws or their constitutions.
Mr. LePage, a Republican, has called nonprofits “takers, not givers,” and argues that they need to contribute for services like the police, firefighters and snow removal. His proposal, which is part of his $6.3 billion budget plan, would require organizations to pay taxes to municipalities if their properties were worth more than $500,000. They would pay taxes only on the property value over that threshold and get a 50 percent discount on the rate.
In Maine, hospitals, colleges and other groups that are lobbying heavily against the proposal warn that it would force them to raise costs or eliminate jobs.
The Good Shepherd Food Bank estimates it would owe $24,500 annually to the City of Auburn under the governor’s plan. A spokeswoman, Clara Whitney, said it also would mean providing 100,000 fewer meals every year.
Some nonprofits already provide payments to Maine municipalities in lieu of taxes, but those payments fall well short of covering the services those organizations receive, said Jonathan LaBonte, director of the governor’s Office of Policy and Management.
“The governor put this in the budget to start the conversation,” said Mr. LaBonte, who also is the mayor of Auburn. “If municipalities have another approach, the governor has kept that door open.”
                                                                                                                        March 9/15


Oaks Deal
I heard the Republicans promised Oaks no one would run against him if he made this deal for Smegelsky. If it dosent happen the deal could be off and he would be screwed.
                                                                                                                        March 9/15


Sticking your neck out for one of those scumbag firemen is not too smart to begin with. I do not care who promised what. This and the Heidi Allen fiasco will follow him to the grave. No one connected to the Heidi deal will go away without a black eye.

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 8/15

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short;

but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."
Michelangelo



Couple refutes state's allegations in larceny case
http://www.palltimes.com/front_page1/article_9abbcc3a-7963-5699-8b20-6bdda45ab95e.html
This looks like a clear case of disorderly conduct.
                                                                                                                        March 8/15



Wonder who the Idiot is????
Joe Smegelsky
You are all a bunch of idiots. I don't know if Joe committed all the crimes he is being charged with, but I can tell you this. If you needed an EMT he would be there in a heartbeat. Let it all be figured out in court and quit running your mouths. Everyone makes a mistake or two, but he didn't physically hurt someone. You assholes make it sound like he killed someone.
March 6/15

This was directly taken from the D.A’s letter presented in the Minetto town Court:
Based on the information obtained as a result of the audit, and based upon the evidence available to the People, if this matter were to go to trial, it appears that the People could only prove the following larcenies:

1 $1,863.00 Smegelsky misappropriated a refund check from Lowes
2 $650.00 Smegelsky purchased motorcycle accessories for personal use.
3 $516.00 Smegelsky purchased lawnmower parts for and services for his personal use
4 $450.00 Smegelesky purchased a landscape rake for his personal use
5 $259.00 Semegelsky purchased parts and services from a dealership for his personal use
6 $982.00 Semegelsky fueled his personal vehicle in excess of once per month. (Because of firemen like him, the gas pump was removed from the East Side OFD station where is was a common practice to steal gas from this pump for their own personal vehicles)

Total $4, 720.00

So ass wipe, here are six mistakes which the DA has clearly pointed out are proven larcenies. A mistake or two, how about six ass wipe! Who knows what else he has stolen from the people of Oswego while he was pretending to be an EMT at the OFD. How many wallets did he pilfer from? How many items may have been removed from a house while a patient was unconscious? Seems we know who the idiot is!
Smegelesky belongs in jail and removed from the OFD.
                                                                                                                        March 8/15



ONLY TIME WILL TELL
It was with great pleasure to see that there is another Justice in Oswego County who believes in justice being served. Residents of Minetto should be proud of their Justice Auyer standing up for what he believes in. Only time will tell if "Greg" will make up charges against Justice Auyer, for doing his job, as was done to County Judge Hafner.
                                                                                                                        March 8/15

bunch of idiots
You are right, everyone should wait until the court decides. After all, so should the people who called for the state audit. They must of thought business was not being conducted correctly either.
                                                                                                                        March 8/15


Crow Einstein
http://wallythekat.tripod.com/A_Pages/AA-Videos-YOU-Tube/Crow-Einstein.html

                                                                                                                        March 8/15


Border Patrol
The Border Patrol is back parking in the SUNY parking lot on the way to Rudys. Whats up? Spying on students?
                                                                                                                        March 8/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 6/15

“We write our own destiny; we become what we do.”

 Madame Chiang Kai-Shek

 

 

Look what came yesterday?



                                                                                                                        March 6/15



Smegelsky
WHER DID THIS GUY GET ALL THIS MONEY HE CLAIMS , HE PAID BACK, FROM OVERTIME ON THE CITY OF OSWEGO'S DIME !!!!!!!
                                                                                                                        March 6/15


Good for the judge
How does a person of high rank conduct business for a fire dept. When you have or suppose to have a committee to delegate too! And for the life of me, how do you hand someone the wrong charge card when buying a product! Why does anyone have a charge card when this all should go thru vote and the amt. will be paid be CHECK! So my question is, is this person so great at being a chief?, because this person is no business person. Problem with the word “restitution” when people are caught in a crime, they are charge, and it goes to court. The court decides where “ restitution” is paid after a decision is made. And , it was a very nice letter that the D.A. wrote, I am surprised that it was not signed “ greg” You are either dumb and got caught, or smart and got caught ! I would not have you and your lawyer turn on a flashlight! Goodluck
                                                                                                                        March 6/15


FF Fitness
NY Times 03/05/15

"Four out of five firefighters nationwide are overweight or obese, and roughly half of all firefighters who die in the line of duty each year are killed by heart attacks.”

More exercising and less trips to the deli departments!
                                                                                                                        March 6/15



save the building
Better get moving, the building is getting worse. I do not think it will make the end of may! Sorry
                                                                                                                        March 6/15

County worker stole fuel and was fired/forced to resign...why not the fireman?
http://oswegocountypeeledonion.blogspot.com/2014/06/more-problems-in-solid-waste-heard-that.html

Hmmm!?
                                                                                                                        March 6/15


sidewalks
Who do you call or complain to when people, either landlord property are not clearing the sidewalks? Firedept. ? since they are inspecting housing, and after all they are making the city money on all of these violations, except sidewalks and also the fact that it does take six people to put in or take out a light bulb! Plus the fact that we are conducting inspections, we need to call in other people to cover our shift ( on overtime) since we can not break away from what we are doing! We must remain focus, one job at a time. Updates to job upgrades, cannot be held at fire station while personal are idle, they must be called in on taxpayers nickel. I hope that when you take your paycheck, that you turn around, so that you do not see the person that you are taking it from! Shame on your stealing system! And if I am wrong, the I am sorry!
                                                                                                                        March 6/15


Joe Smegelsky
You are all a bunch of idiots. I don't know if Joe committed all the crimes he is being charged with, but I can tell you this. If you needed an EMT he would be there in a heartbeat. Let it all be figured out in court and quit running your mouths. Everyone makes a mistake or two, but he didn't physically hurt someone. You assholes make it sound like he killed someone.
                                                                                                                        March 6/15


Sure everyone makes a mistake or two or three or four or five or six or twelve. If we need an EMT lets hope it is someone who would not be going through our wallets while he was waiting for the defibrillator to recharge.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 5/15

“The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.”

 Channing Pollock

 


On March 4th a hearing was held

in and for the Town of Minetto, County of Ozwego, NY.
Below you will find the results of that hearing.

The crimes have been changed to protect the offender.

 

 

 

I have a question for you.

If ocsd was so dead set on finding Heidi. Why then was this location off rice near the cabin. Never looked in to or dug up? 
This photos the location of the two dogs Lisa brought in. Right next to the said cabin. Just figured if they were so concerned. They'd rule it out. 

The spot is between those two roots.

                                                                                                                        March 5/15

 

Attention rock-headed pedestrians of Oswego:

The solid red hand at a crosswalk means DON'T CROSS.  White walking figure means cross. Red flashing hand with countdown means finish crossing. You should respect the Laws of Physics whether you respect the laws of man or not. That is all.

                                                                                                                       March 5/15

 

 

PEOPLE v JOSEPH SMEGELSKY

Minetto Fire Chief / Ozwego fireman Joe Smegelsky Jr. At Town Court

 

 

 

 

Sitting with his lawyer the two exchanged grins, an over the shoulder glance or two (in my direction) and a few chuckles. It was like watching a couple of eighth graders sitting outside the principals office. Moments later court was in session and People v Smegelsky was the first case called. The people were represented by Mark Moody who stated that an agreement had been reached with the defendant which would reduce the charges to Disordely Conduct.

That is when the ice cream turned to sh!t, as Judge Auyer declined to accept it. Then there was an almost simultaneous opera from both lawyers decrying the media coverage, exaggerated amounts of misused / stolen funds and something about book keeping errors but it was falling on deaf ears. The two parties were offered the opportunity to work out another deal but Smegelsky and his lawyer declined in favor of a new court date, which I believe is in May. At that time I understand they can either strike a new deal or go to trial.

 

Below is a copy of the District Attorney's plea bargain and his explaination of how they arrived at it.

If you enjoy fiction you will love this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 4/15

"We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be"

May Sarton

 

 

NBC NEWS "DATELINE"

There have been reports of the NBC program covering the hearings on the Gary Thibodeau Case. This photo was sent in by a reader who said it is Kim, she is the dateline producer for the story.

"They are investigating Oswego county and Heidi Allen."

 

 

 

Gary Thibodeau claims he has not been allowed to shower in 4 weeks

http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=1172183#.VPZIelLR3Fo

 

                                                                                                                       March 4/15

 

 

Smegelsky

Tonight at 5PM is the next scheduled court date fir the fire thief.

                                                                                                                        March 4/15

 

Run for Mayor

What are the residency requirements for the office of the mayor for the city of Oswego ? A super candidate may be coming forth if they can meet the requirements.

 

the off the street parking worked well for many years, it's too bad people have 2-3 cars per house, or the rental apts with multiple cars. or the college rentals with limited or no parking x how many x friends etc.

                                                                                                                        March 4/15

 

Not certain but I think you have to be a resident for something like three months.

Call the board of elections to be sure.

 

 

re. red ink facts

Once again ,do you hire a person to be your chief, and is he or she on minetto payroll or , is this person on someone else’s payroll, but yet being a rep. for another employer? And , once again, do you hire a person to be your chief 24/7 or have a person that is also commited to another employer, and buying what for minetto, or the city of Oswego, I guess I was wrong, there are  72 hours in a day! 24 to minetto, 24 to the city of Oswego, and 24 to buy for themselves and others. I do not know where personal  and family comes into this? Maybe 80 or 100 a day for all of this personal time! Once again, no control over greed, or construction, or get the vechiles off of the streets. And why should people who want to play landlord, able to conduct business on rental properties, when there is not any driveway parking ( offstreet parking, incase you cannot follow). Each house should be looked at as a two car house! And this lettering was not in red!

                                                                                                                         March 4/15

 

Those are good and valid questions but no need to waste words on that person anymore she had no interest in discussing posts, only trash talking. Now the trash is where she is posting.

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 3/15

“Be who you are and say what you feel because

those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”
Dr. Seuss
 


How do you run for city office with this history

 



This chart shows how irresponsible the Oswego City Mayor (Gillen) and the Oswego
City Council (Barlow, Halfawitz, Yellowbellied peckerwood
Von Buran, Walker, Enwright, and Todd) have been
controlling your tax dollars. ( you noticed that McLaughin
has been left off the list, and seems to want to do the
right things for the city) Year 3 in the chart, which is
2012, is when Gillen took office and that same year he
increased Oswego City Property taxes by 10.5% for 2013
(year4). Year 5 (2014) taxes were again increased by 43%.
Since Gillen has taken office, our taxes have gone up by
53.5% . By the way, Barlow, who seems to be backed by the
Slumlords for mayor,still lives with Mom and Dad, did
nothing to stop that tax increase when he was elected for
the 2014 term, and has done nothing to reduce the taxes in
his second year on the council. His ward is a mess and
people are sick of his do nothing attitude. The
roads are in terrible shape ( people outside of Oswego City
call it "Pot Hole City"), taxes doubled, the mayor
ok'ed the council President and Vice
presidentand additional $5,000 and $2,500
increase in pay for doing nothing, gave them offices, the
council meetings are not televised, we are millions of
dollars in debt due to the decree order, the fire department
is running rampant ( increased overtime, increased comp
time, and padding their retirements, wrecking boats), there
is no city code enforcement, the ZBA and Planning are
ineffective and have landlords on those committees, we have
the highest unemployment in the state and there are nothing
but low paying jobs. Now, the Republicans want to put a
kid, who lives at home, with no business experience and a
year and a half on the council that thinks he can get things
done by making statements in the paper instead of passing
good legislation, and who will be run by the slumlords for
their purposes, to be the mayor! Is there any
reason to vote for this mayor again or any the council that
are holding office...I think not. The elections are this
year in November and I hope there are some intelligent
people who are willing to come forth, take the reins of the
city and get it back on track. In other words, we need to
get some good quality people to run for office that can
clean up the mess left behind by those holding office
today.
                                                                                                                       March 3/15


RED INK FACTS
Questions Regarding The Comptrollers Report, which should be answered buy State Comptroller, the District attorney, and the Mayor of Oswego, If this this is true why do you offer so much of your editors input, how do we know your links are real and not an effort to discredit firepersons and any republican affiliations in your sights. RED INK DON'T MAKE IT SO. Please pass the salt. Your manipulation of submissions is not a secret.
                                                                                                                       March 3/15

In your first post you refer to my byline on the website. I was somewhat puzzled since there is no byline on the website. Those who read regularly know when I post I do so in red letters. Before you read something into that, I use bold type because it is just easier to read. Occasionally I sign with my initials EH. In my last post the black type was fact and the red type was commentary/opinion. BLACK – FACT ……… RED – COMENTARY / OPINION …… THINK ABOUT IT …….. YOU MIGHT GET IT EVENTUALLY.

Here is a definition of “byline” for you to study. Please feel free to go to the public library and look it up yourself as I might have manufactured it for my own evil purposes.

Byline
1: a secondary line : sideline
2: a line at the beginning of a news story, magazine article, or book giving the writer's name
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/byline



You made two references to a link, which posters should follow that they might know, whatever? As far as I can tell you never sent a link and like most everyone else I do not know WTF you are talking about….. Do you?…. Probably not.

Your feeble attempts at whit and sarcasm, which have been directed toward myself, this site and others are just that, feeble and only serve to remind me of the dumb a$$ who brought a knife to a gunfight. Next time you feel the need to impress us all with a post don’t bother. Instead just find the nearest dark corner and manipulate yourself. You are all done here.



oswego county new public defender
After what I have read here on the Lion,it appears that the DA has put the cart in front of the horse. He alleges that he gave his word to the defendants attorney on the reduced charge to a violation. That he could not go back on his word. If this is true, did he not go back on his word to the people of Oswego County when he appeared before the Minetto Town Board and stated what he was preparing to do. Is it not normal procedure for the DA,s office to see what the aggrieved party has to say before any decision is made to further prosecute the defendant. Instead in this case the Minetto Town Board had no say as reported here on the Lion. It now looks like the DA is a highly paid Public Defender. If the DA would really do his job as DA, maybe the word would get out that Oswego County is not the place for criminals to do business.
                                                                                                                       March 3/15

Boil Water Notice?
Has anyone else in the 6th Ward found coarse sand like deposits in the bottom of their toilet bowls? ..toilet tanks..hot water heaters..faucet aerators..ice machine filters..etc in the past week or so? I'm not drinking the tap water.

JW
                                                                                                                       March 3/15


Back in the day a common practice, under Leotta, in dealing with water main leaks was to knock a hole in a nearby storm sewer and let the water run into it. At the same time you have to consider that he also had a half the sanitary sewers commingled with the storm sewers. So at any given time someone was surely drinking contaminated water.


firemen for oswego or chief for minetto
Two paid positions, there must be 48 hours in a day for one person to have to full time jobs! Doesn’t the board decide where monies, and things to be bought or sold go? Sounds like only one person should be cutting checks, and that person is also that one that is keeping track of the books, which is also the one that brings the books to the c.p.a. for the yearly audit! Once again, yearly audit. That should be in the bylaws, but also, that is why you have a person that is a public accountant doing the books, so that other people do not do improper business transactions, and that monies that are taken in get properly recorded and deposited! This in the business world is called a recorded entry. Once again, the only person that should be handling monies, is the accountant! Do you hire a person to be your chief, or to go out and buy stuff, sell stuff, and do it for personal gain while being paid to do something else, like being a rep. for the minetto fire dept. Boy , if I were to be a vol. for the fire dept. I would feel real proud to be a member and seeing business being conducted this way!

                                                                                                                       March 3/15

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 2/15

"Some people stay longer in an hour than others do in a month"
William Dean Howells

 


Questions
Regarding The Comptrollers Report, which should be answered buy State Comptroller, the District attorney, and the Mayor of Oswego

 

Joe Smegelsky Jr.

“The chief of the Minetto Volunteer Fire Company in Oswego County spent nearly $6,000 in public funds on personal purchases such as guns and motorcycle parts, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The audit revealed a total of $22,000 in misused funds, questionable spending and missing cash” http://www.osc.state.ny.us/press/releases/dec14/121914a.htm


Why were there no charges brought for Official Misconduct?

S 195.00 Official misconduct.
A public servant is guilty of official misconduct when, with intent to
obtain a benefit or deprive another person of a benefit:
1. He commits an act relating to his office but constituting an
unauthorized exercise of his official functions, knowing that such act
is unauthorized; or
2. He knowingly refrains from performing a duty which is imposed upon
him by law or is clearly inherent in the nature of his office.
Official misconduct is a class A misdemeanor.
http://ypdcrime.com/penal.law/article195.htm#p195.00



Exactly what kind of firearm was purchased, long gun or pistol?


If it was a pistol who’s permit was it placed on?

Did Smegelsky have a permit and if so has it been revoked?


I have been told some crimes involving firearms bring mandatory penalties. If the alleged felony “grand larceny in the third degree” were to be prosecuted would it then bring a mandatory penalty/sentence?

 


Did anyone investigate to see if this overpayment was deliberate and possibly part of a scheme to divert monies to the chief?

“Vendor Refund Check Diverted — While reviewing cash
disbursements we found that the Company’s Treasurer had
mistakenly overpaid a vendor in 2012. After interviewing Company
officials, including the Chief, we found that the vendor had issued a
check for $1,863 to the Company as a refund of this overpayment.
The Chief subsequently cashed this refund check and retained the
funds for personal use. Prior to the conclusion of our audit, the Chief
reimbursed the Company $1,863 for this refund check.”

http://osc.state.ny.us/localgov/audits/firedists/2014/minetto.pdf#search=%20Smegelsky


 

According to the Comptrollers Report, Smegelsky admitted he prepared invoices for a nonexistent company at the request of “other Company officials”.


WHY WERE NO CHARGES OF OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT BROUGHT , NOT ONLY AGAINST SMEGELSKY BUT ALSO THE “OTHER COMPANY OFFICIALS” WHO WERE PART OF THIS ATTEMPTED COVER UP?


“Four of the purchases were supported by
invoices with letterhead that indicated the Chief had a fire equipment
business,

 

9 The invoice letterhead showed “J.Smegelsky Fire Equip.”

 

but, when we interviewed the Chief, he stated that he did
not have a business that sold firefighting gear and related equipment
and that he only prepared invoices because he was asked to do so by
other Company officials.”

http://osc.state.ny.us/localgov/audits/firedists/2014/minetto.pdf#search=%20Smegelsky



S 175.05 Falsifying business records in the second degree.
A person is guilty of falsifying business records in the second degree
when, with intent to defraud, he:
1. Makes or causes a false entry in the business records of an
enterprise; or
2. Alters, erases, obliterates, deletes, removes or destroys a true
entry in the business records of an enterprise; or
3. Omits to make a true entry in the business records of an enterprise
in violation of a duty to do so which he knows to be imposed upon him by
law or by the nature of his position; or
4. Prevents the making of a true entry or causes the omission thereof
in the business records of an enterprise.
Falsifying business records in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.

S 175.10 Falsifying business records in the first degree.
A person is guilty of falsifying business records in the first degree
when he commits the crime of falsifying business records in the second
degree, and when his intent to defraud includes an intent to commit
another crime or to aid or conceal the commission thereof.
Falsifying business records in the first degree is a class E felony.
http://ypdcrime.com/penal.law/article175.htm?zoom_highlight=filing+a+false+instrument#p175.10


In an unprecedented public plea for leniency from the District Attorney, we have heard how Smegelsky cooperated and how his alleged loss of six weeks pay at the Oswego Fire Department somehow figures into his punishment. According to the Comptrollers Report “the Chief was unwilling to state where he obtained the other items he sold to the Company”

Someone please explain to me how this translates into cooperation and why was there no investigation into where these items came from?


“Other than stating that he had previously
owned a generator and two helmets which he sold to the Company,
9 The invoice letterhead showed “J.Smegelsky Fire Equip.”
the Chief was unwilling to state where he obtained the other items
he sold to the Company.”

http://osc.state.ny.us/localgov/audits/firedists/2014/minetto.pdf#search=%20Smegelsky

 

 

Then the mans alleged criminal conduct in one department causes his suspension in another department and somehow this (personnel matter) is supposed to cancel out his conduct in both?



We have heard and read numerous statements and accusations regarding grand theft, misappropriation, misuse etc. etc. and I would remind everyone that these are
allegations and not proven in a court of law.

If these charges are pled down to a violation it will pretty much be as though none of this ever happened and will only serve to school others in the proper ways to misappropriate public funds in the future.

 


We all know there is no such thing as equal justice in this county.
Do I think any of these questions will ever be answered?
Certainly not, but I believe they needed to be asked as much as they need to be answered.

EH

 


THIS SAYS IT All



The problem is no one pays any more attention to signs than they do laws and there is no one enforcing anything.



fire fighter
A chief in a vol. and a reg. in the full time. How does a person have the ability to use either public or vol. or personal monies, and should have had someone else taking care of money transactions and going to the books. If you are going to hire some one to be your boss, does that person have someone to look over the proper money transactions, and have it proper in the books, or are we just winging this, and the smarts that needs to go with this goes out the door? Why would you hire a member of the OFD, if this vol. dept. pays a chief on salary? Is this not called double dipping? And if the chief, is on payroll, why is he on the OFD payroll as well? Once again, if you are taking, but do not get caught, and pay it all back before anyone Knows, then it is not stealing! So if you rob a bank, take money, but later return money, it never happen, and lets look at this as a loan, or I did not know any better, or is this how business is conducted. I had know idea! Are you kidding me? Do you want these people teaching boat rescue or code enforcement, or proper snow removel, or that person is past, etc. And why is it not that all this schooling is not done at the fire houses on straight time and if a call goes out, classes will go on after the call has ended, and everyone has returned to the house. On shift time, not on overtime!, Understand!
                                                                                                                           March 2/15


Snow removal
As long as the alternate parking is kept alive in any form we will be paying through the nose for snow removal. No on street parking worked, return to it. The mayor and the council created this problem, they should pay for it. How many vehicles parked in the emergency parking ban were ticketed and towed? I'm betting none. I don't want to hear any more foolishness from Halfawicz that it is our duty to provide parking for those without driveways. If you bought a house for cheap because it had no drive way, parking is your problem, not the tax payers'.
                                                                                                                           March 2/15


Talking
I am new at this, but does it not the job of the mayor to do all the PR stuff? Or can all the council people speak at any time and give there two cents when they are lacking the expertise, or input from taxpayers, or that the person that should be talking to the press or the public, is the mayor? And p.s. , it is not new tech. when you use a d.c. welder to put at one end the ground and at the other end , the hot. Heck, we have been doing this over 60 years. But I am sure that our cleark of the works and the person in the postion of answering the phones, already knew this. Boy, are we not in great hands!

From day one it has been abundantly clear Gilligan has never been incharge.
                                                                                                                           March 2/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, March 1/15

“Honor is like a match, you can only use it once.”
Marcel Pagnol


Barlow
If the slumlords slither Barlow into the Mayors seat, what will happen to Harbormess.. Wont little billy have to work the chuck wagon and wont be able to go see all the messtivities.... Maybe if he does get the job he wont have to live w mommy and daddy HOW OLD IS HE ?
                                                                                                                           March 1/15

DEHM
Speaking of the WEASEL DEHM, he was spotted driving with a tear in his eye. With all of the centro cuts comming, hes wondering if he will get the axe just like he did at the cop shop.

you get what you deserve you little weasel
                                                                                                                           March 1/15

Be kind to Dumb Animal Picture
STOP with the pictures! I don't think I can stand laughing this hard any more. It hurts my stomach.......
                                                                                                                           March 1/15

 


Greg Oakes, biggest Suck-up the DA Office has ever seen...He is worst than Hawthorn
Everything Oakes does is because he has to bow down to his Republican handlers. With a salary of $175,000, with benefits, making his pay over $200,000 plus a car, he needs to kiss every Republican ass he can find, and there are plenty of them for Oakes to kiss. for 4 years in office, that would total over $800,000.
This man is nothing more than a suck up to every Republican Legislator he comes in contact with. To see him kissing their rings when they are around, you would think he was meeting the Pope. He does what he is told to do by the powers to be and it is self evident when watching how badly he screwed up the "Heidi Allen" case and how he has become an advocate for Smegelsky, knowing he is a thief, but someone is pushing Oakes's buttons to make this go away.
There are too many case histories of people stealing the public's money where they had to pay full restitution and where sentenced to jail time. To have Oakes come to Smegelsky's aid (he is supposed to be a prosecutor) and actually say that he should not lose his job at the OFD is ludicrous and smells of politics.
Smegelsky needs to be fired, sent to jail, and Oakes needs to resign, and if he will not, he needs to be defeated this year when he runs for D.A. again. They are both a disgrace to this community!
                                                                                                                           March 1/15

stealing
So let me get this straight. If you take something that does not belong to you and you replace it before anybody finds out, that is not stealing? And the other question is, what was the time frame? One day , five days, six weeks , one year , or longer? At what point is it that a person who is taking monies, do not understand that it was not there’s to begin with! Where is the point of difference between stealing and borrowing, or I needed a loan, so I will help myself, but if caught, pay it back fast because there is no crime, if you pay it back before anyone presses charges, or smart enough to see that someone is stealing! Or in the case of the D.A. and his friend, no harm, no foul. Or if you have a gun and you are not suppose to have it on you, but you use it in a crime, and then you turn it in and return the money and fix any damages, does that mean that you did nothing wrong and get rid of the gun that was not suppose to be on you because you are a convicted felon, but you made it alright before you went to jail, everyone can act like nothing happen! A crime happen, period!
                                                                                                                           March 1/15

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, February 28/15

“Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.”
John Steinbeck
 


Dumb Animal Week
In honor of our friends in the animal kingdom the Republican/slumlord candidate for mayor of Oswego has proposed a resolution making the first week of March “Be Kind To Dumb Animal Week”
Dumb Annimal Photo

 

                                                                                                                             Feb 28/15

Pokin' The Pooch
The term had a different meaning to me before this revelation. Ps. Loved your choice of music this morning.
                                                                                                                             Feb 28/15


Oakes' Campaign Manager?
Is Oakes running for re-election?The unusual e-mail allegedly from D.A Oakes smacks of his campaigning for re-election.It would appear that the e-mail was composed very recently, for that very purpose and as a direct result of the negative facts reported at your website. He's "putting it out there" for the voters to decide.You are playing into it all by posting an unverifiable e-mail in the 1st place! The "facts" found in the e-mail seem to contradict all newspaper articles on the subject.If the facts supplied by D.A Oakes "campaign manager" are true we should be expecting to see retractions in every newspaper involved,shouldn't we?

Just Wondering
                                                                                                                             Feb 28/15

 

HERE ARE THE REAL FACTS

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER

http://www.osc.state.ny.us/press/releases/dec14/121914a.htm

 

Misappropriation of Funds and Records and Reports

Report of Examination Period Covered: January 1, 2012 — December 31, 2013

http://osc.state.ny.us/localgov/audits/firedists/2014/minetto.pdf#search=%20Smegelsky

 

                                                                                                                             Feb 28/15



Central New York town judge takes leave of absence as court's activities investigated
With 30 years of service as a judge I am sure the DA will let hi off with some appropriate violation.

http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/02/parish_judge_takes_leave_of_absence_

as_courts_activities_investigated.html#incart_m-rpt-1

                                                                                                                             Feb 28/15

Councilor Barlow applauds SUNY Oswego, American Red Cross
Let the campaigning begin:
http://oswegocountytoday.com/councilor-barlow-applauds-

suny-oswego-american-red-cross-for-assistance/

                                                                                                                             Feb 28/15

RE: parking, real simple
I know all about the NO PARKING BAN that has been in place from Dec 1st to March 31st all to well. Yes it did work all those years it was in place. It should be what they use now instead of the odd even parking. I was in Oswego early February for my nephew's wedding. The roads where a mess to say the least. Driving back to Oswego on Saturday night after the wedding it was snowing from Syracuse to Oswego. Hit the Fulton city line there was no snow at all on the roads. Hit Oswego city limits and there was snow everywhere. I am sure the streets are still a mess because of the odd even parking. Go back to the old ways and ban all on street parking till the end of March is the right thing to do. I know it takes a brain to figure out what's not working.

I would say fix it already. But the common council and the mayor would have to bring it up at a meeting and then get information on the plan and put the simple plan in place would most likely take them till summer to agree.

Just my way of thinking.
                                                                                                                             Feb 28/15


Dehm sighting
When former Chief of Police Dehm isn't cooking at the Daniella's tent at the state fair, he's driving a Centro
                                                                                                                             Feb 28/15

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, February 27/15

“Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.”
Christopher Marlowe

 


Fulton man charged with having sex with dog
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2015/02/fulton_

man_charged_with_having_sex_with_dog.html#incart_river

                                                                                                                             Feb 27/15

I have a hypergenetical question.


If this guy had married the dog, ……. before he was arrested, ……..would he have been eligible for a reduced sentence?



RE: parking, real simple
Not interested in what Syracuse are any other place handles their parking problems. What words don't you understand? No parking on the street in Oswego during the winters months PERIOD! Gillen and the rest of common council are idiots! They caused this mess on the City Streets of Oswego by allowing alternate street parking. NO MORE! Come winter cars off the streets and out of public parking lots.
                                                                                                                             Feb 27/15

NO YOU WANT ALL THE FACTS
HERE IS THE ENTIRE E-MAIL FROM OUR D.A AS RECIEVED BY CLICKING YOUR PROVIDED
LINK AT OSWEGONYLION
I thank you very much for responding to my e-mail and clearing up my recent
fears, I took items of a local online town crier site were facts are often very
distorted and untrue. Thank you again for your consideration and time to
reassure me my vote was in our Counties best interest, we do need to have a D.A
that can be re-elected and not lose time learning our Counties toughest job.
Still got my vote.
---- "Oakes wrote:
> Good morning:
>
> Thank you for reaching out to me and expressing your views. I understand
> that members of the community have very strong feelings about this case
> because Mr. Smegelsky held a position of trust, and I understand that some
> people are disappointed in my decision.
>
> As I mentioned at the town board meeting recently, there is no excuse for
> Mr. Smegelsky's alleged conduct, and the proposed disposition is in no way
> meant to diminish the significance of that conduct.
>
> As was discussed at the town board meeting, unfortunately, there is some
> misunderstanding about the Attorney General's report. Although the report
> mentioned a figure of approximately $20,000, there is no reason to believe
> that amount was stolen. In fact, that amount includes approximately $8000
> in equipment that Mr. Smegelsky sold to the department at his cost.
> Although he did not profit in any way from those sales, the Atty. Gen.'s
> office believed the sales were inappropriate due to his position with the
> department. That conduct does not constitute criminal behavior, though.
>
> The $20,000 figure also included several thousands of dollars of purchases
> made for the department that, in the Atty. Gen.'s opinion, were not
> properly documented. Essentially, the report included monies for lawful
> purchases when appropriate accounting practices were not followed. There
> is no allegation that he stole $20,000 from the department.
>
> The proposed disposition addresses many factors involved in the case,
> including his willingness to accept responsibility and fully admit his
> conduct to investigators, as well as the fact that he paid all restitution
> prior to criminal charges being filed. As part of the disposition, he
> will perform 100 hours of community service and pay an additional $1000 to
> the department (above the restitution he has already paid).
>
> While the alleged conduct had nothing to do with his employment with the
> Oswego City fire department, he agreed to a six week loss of pay if he were
> allowed to plead to a violation in order to keep his job. Based upon his
> salary, that amounts to a loss of approximately $5000, which serves as an
> additional penalty for his conduct. That is a factor that I am taking into
> consideration as well.
>
> I have tried to craft a result that is fair and holds him accountable for
> his conduct. As I said at the town board meeting, reasonable people can
> disagree on what should occur in this case. I understand that some people
> may not believe the punishment is enough.
>
> After speaking with members of the fire department in December, I reached
> an agreement with the defense attorney, and I cannot go back on my word. I
> must honor the agreements that I make, even when doing so proves to be
> unpopular.
>
> Once more, thank you for reaching out to me.
>
> Very truly yours,
> Greg
>
>
> --
>
> Gregory S. Oakes
> *District Attorney *
>
> Oswego County DA's Office
> 39 Churchill Road
> Oswego, NY 13126
> (315) 349-3239
>
> This message was sent from a government e-mail account. If you believe you
> were sent this message in error and/or do not believe you were the intended
> recipient, please send a reply message indicating the same and then
> promptly delete the message. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
> Thank you.

Parking real simple
Sometimes people come home at 6, 7, 8 ,9 , 10, p.m. or a.m. or p.m. etc. the clock changes at midnight, and it goes midnight to midnight. No confusion, no brain screwing. That puts it at 24 hour shift, get it?
                                                                                                                             Feb 27/15

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, February 26/15

“It is after you have lost your teeth that you can afford to buy steaks”
Pierre-Auguste Renoir



Greg Oakes
Thanks very much to the person who posted the remarks received from Greg Oakes about the Minetto Fire Department fiasco. As that poster says, the pissers and whiners will most likely reject those remarks because the facts don’t support the position they want supported. Mr. Oakes spoke at a meeting hosted by Jake Mulcahey that I attended several years ago. Gregg Heffner, the head of Social Services, also spoke at that meeting. A major topic of discussion was the little girl that lived in squalor over on Route 264 and was murdered by her step-brother. There were those in the audience, myself included, who would have liked Social Services workers to conduct surprise inspections of Section 8 housing to uncover squalid living conditions of those who are known on this site as HUDDERs. I was much impressed with the explanations given by these two public servants. Seems that even a HUDDER’s home is his castle and government agencies can’t just invade his privacy without just cause. I came away from that meeting feeling like we in Oswego County are fortunate to have these men on the payroll and that they both were doing all they legally could to insure against future child abuse occurrences. After reading Oakes’ response as posted here today, my conclusion as to Oakes’ abilities is reinforced. Fortunately for most OZ complainers, it is not a crime to be stupid or the jails would really be full. Thanks again to the person who took the time to question Oakes and to post his response ( I particularly liked the poster’s observation about seeing trash on the street).
                                                                                                                             Feb 26/15

We may also attribute the jail population to the “fact” that in OZ and Oz County Republicans and those politically connected seldom do any serious time if indeed they do it at all.



One Tooth Response
Regardless of what Oakes wrote, and why he would respond to anybody before trial is beyond reason; with that said, you missed the most important message of his letter. As stated below, he was caught and paid restitution (purchases of personal items from the Minetto taxpayer's) for his theft prior to criminal charges being filed. What don't you get? He stole thousands of dollars from the taxpayers in Minetto, knew he was going to be charged, and hoped, as is proven by the letter, that he would be seen as a person that made a mistake instead of the thief he is. He should not be an employee of the OFD and should have been prosecuted for what he did, but for the political pressure placed on Oakes, he would be heading to jail, right where he belongs! You might want to smell the roses of how the justice system works in Oswego County, but I can tell you have already drank the Kool-Aid.

The proposed disposition addresses many factors involved in the case, including his willingness to accept responsibility and fully admit his conduct to investigators, as well as the fact that he paid all restitution prior to criminal charges being filed.
                                                                                                                             Feb 26/15

 

Our Brilliant Mayor

The problem in Oswego is we have more cars then houses.

Name me a city outside of NYC where there are not more cars then houses.

                                                                                                                             Feb 26/15

He sounds more and more like that a$$hole Cosemento every day.


O.F.D.
Thy keep wrecking the boats, let them go without them.
They don’t need them any way. A waste of taxpayer money
for gas, upkeep, etc..
                                                                                                                             Feb 26/15


income for oswego
Reading in the paper, I agree with the young lady was saying. People who are working and trying to make ends meet, are different that those who are on the state income, and wish, not to work ,but to take from the system. Are these people we want in our city? People that all they want to do is take ,and not work? But in there mind, to keep taking what is given to them, at no cost, and yet, the people that retire, who should have a place to live, or help them in there crunch time ,get overlooked, because of a system that helps people that take and has not put into the system. Why not try to help the people that have worked all these years , instead of inviting, people who want to milk the system, and think that it is there right to grab, when they have not put into taxes! And someone wants to build low income housing for people that does not get a pay check, and has the state and fed, pay the bill, the city, and county would see, very little cash intake. Is low income housing paying for water tax, school tax, city tax, county tax,and if they buy a new or used car, are they paying that tax? Mr. todd, would you please go back to school, either high school or college, and learn some basic business , please? There is a difference between, people who work or retire and trying to make ends meet ( these are the people I want to help, after all, they did work) than to draw people from ,were ever they came from, to pay for there free ride? Go back to school, if it will help, and you can start handing out your own monies to help the freeloaders that come to this city and expect a handout!
                                                                                                                             Feb 26/15


Calling out oz
I wish that you could of photo copy this letter to email for posting. And when does a person, who is responding , would sign off as greg? Would it not be, for the county of Oswego ,New York in the county building in the city of Oswego, New York. District attorney, Greg Oakes? And half a cake is better than what? Better to have someone in jail for the crime, even if it meant they were not involved at all? Please explain and show this letter!
                                                                                                                             Feb 26/15


That was the first thing I thought, unless you were writing to a friend or colleague why would you sign “Greg”, but hey it is Oz and you never know.


More???
So, I was listening to 570 WSYR, and there is another story about Oswego's snow problems. To begin, I'm wondering who spoke with WSYR, because it was reported that the hazardous road conditions was due to illegally parked cars during the alternate street parking ban. Ok, are they saying that the OPD is not doing their job? Or, is the plow drivers not reporting them? Do they indeed get ticketed, but not towed? Whomever reported this to WSYR, are you pointing fingers, or ? So, if the plow driver reports them, the police ticket and call tow, who is not doing their job? Because, if they are illegally parked, they should be towed within what, an hour, after plow drivers call? So, just wondering why it was reported, that cars parked illegally are the blame for the hazardous road conditions? If the jobs are being done, I don't see why it was reported that way? Not a lot happens during the overnight hours, so there should be plenty of time to take care of all the illegally parked cars. Just wondering.
                                                                                                                             Feb 26/15



Snow removal is NOT a new science.
The winter parking ban in Oswego has been in effect throughout my life time. Always worked, and everyone dealt with it quietly. The streets of the city were well maintained in a nearly snow free condition……….and the natives were peaceful.
Suddenly, with what I can only assume to be pressure from multiunit property owners (wasn’t I nice?) the person who isn’t a mayor (but has apparently stayed at a Holliday Inn Express) decides to do away with an age old and proven method of dealing with snow removal, and BAM!!.......absolute chaos in the snow clogged city, and absolute unrest of the ciry residents.
Nice JOB there GENIUS!

I’ve been living in Peekskill NY for the past two winters. In Peekskill and other cities in close proximity to Manhattan, parking space is at such a premium that it has actually been KILLED for.

Since last winter was such an uncommonly difficult one, the city government, for this winter and beyond has enacted guess what……….an overnight parking ban! We haven’t dealt with nearly the snow as you folks have, but enough for even a temporary resident like me to realize that “THE SYSTEM WORKS!”

Everyone has found that hidden place to park that was right under their noses, and the streets are cleared of snow to such a degree that BUSSES can pass one another on even the narrowest of city streets.

Mayor (?) Gillen, if you need decision making help from a REAL mayor, the number to call is (914) 737-3400.

Oswego (and driving on plowed streets) Luver
                                                                                                                             Feb 26/15

 

To this mayor and this council it seems to be rocket science. While they seem to agree the alternate parking is not working most of them only seem to want to change it for 24 hours and then go back. Kaplewicz mouthed what the majority dare not say in an election year. He believes it is the city's responsibility to provide parking for slumlords.



RE: parking, real simple
Just an added idea. Instead of doing the midnight to midnight Syracuse had this type of parking for years. Do 6pm to 6pm that way when you get home from work if it is after 6 you park on the right side of the road. No running out at midnight to move your car. This would be a lot easier for everyone in Oswego to understand. I know most of the people in Oswego don't know what side of the road they would park on let alone live on to be on the right side of the road at midnight.

Just my idea.
                                                                                                                             Feb 26/15

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, February 25/15

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
Steve Jobs
 


CALLS FOR A HEAD ON A PLATE
I get a little perturbed at people who bad mouth public officials like Greg Oakes because he doesn’t do things exactly as they think things should be done. I have learned over the years that what we, the general public, get to see is often just the tip of the iceberg and there are a lot of reasons for things happening as they do. There are a lot of what we called in the service “sh*t house lawyers” floating around. The plea deal for Gosek is an example. Sure, there are those that think he should still be in jail. But the prosecutors have to deal with what they can prove beyond a reasonable doubt, or prove intent, or what can stand up to an appeal, or some other factor that is there to protect the accused from unjust punishment as appears to be the case in the Heidi Allen deal. A half a cake is better than none in their eyes and I kind of agree with them. What I’m saying is that, before you criticize, you should get all the facts. But then again, it is human nature to misconstrue the facts to suit preconceived notions. And there you go.
                                                                                                                             Feb 25/15


"Wrong Billy Barlow?
There is no "right" Billy Barlow!! In case you all forgot it's REPUBLICANS who've turned Oz into a smoldering composte heap keep voting for them if you like the smell.
And for the last 9 years it has been democrats keeping it that way.
                                                                                                                             Feb 25/15


Fire Hydrants
I recently saw one of the sheriff departments van pull up into our neighborhood and out came a couple of men I presume to be inmates shoveling out the fire hydrant down the street. What a great idea to put those men to work doing a job some senior homeowners with a hydrant in their yard are unable to do.
                                                                                                                             Feb 25/15

CALLING OUT ALL THE BIGGEST CRIERS IN OZ
Well as I had predicted the largest CRIER of all in OZ would respond that I was a liar, and that our D.A did not respond. After reading his response three times I felt it would not be useful to attach because it only contained true facts, nothing you would be interseted in. Well here it is, and I am sure our D.A won't mind either because he answers calls to. I don't work for anyone in Oswego so damage control is out. I'm not even a fireperson, bet that hurts, I am a person who dislikes criers, constructive comments are always welcome but you simply reach into your little bag of bullshit and tears and spinkle them on a page. To draw you a cartoon, something you might better understand is We both walk onto the street, we see trash on the ground, you CRY about it I pick it up. So I'm attaching his letter so that our readers can better see the type of BULL AND CRYING you produce. Nothing left now but a response of more Bull and left field comments and I'm sure you can handle that. Your contributions and responses shows the person you are, A TOWN CRIER wear it well. Your Obama part really added a clue to your IQ. And to other responses who jumped on the BANDWAGON OF DOOM AND GLOOM. ---- "Oakes wrote:
> Good morning:
>
> Thank you for reaching out to me and expressing your views. I understand
> that members of the community have very strong feelings about this case
> because Mr. Smegelsky held a position of trust, and I understand that some
> people are disappointed in my decision.
>
> As I mentioned at the town board meeting recently, there is no excuse for
> Mr. Smegelsky's alleged conduct, and the proposed disposition is in no way
> meant to diminish the significance of that conduct.
>
> As was discussed at the town board meeting, unfortunately, there is some
> misunderstanding about the Attorney General's report. Although the report
> mentioned a figure of approximately $20,000, there is no reason to believe
> that amount was stolen. In fact, that amount includes approximately $8000
> in equipment that Mr. Smegelsky sold to the department at his cost.
> Although he did not profit in any way from those sales, the Atty. Gen.'s
> office believed the sales were inappropriate due to his position with the
> department. That conduct does not constitute criminal behavior, though.
>
> The $20,000 figure also included several thousands of dollars of purchases
> made for the department that, in the Atty. Gen.'s opinion, were not
> properly documented. Essentially, the report included monies for lawful
> purchases when appropriate accounting practices were not followed. There
> is no allegation that he stole $20,000 from the department.
>
> The proposed disposition addresses many factors involved in the case,
> including his willingness to accept responsibility and fully admit his
> conduct to investigators, as well as the fact that he paid all restitution
> prior to criminal charges being filed. As part of the disposition, he
> will perform 100 hours of community service and pay an additional $1000 to
> the department (above the restitution he has already paid).
>
> While the alleged conduct had nothing to do with his employment with the
> Oswego City fire department, he agreed to a six week loss of pay if he were
> allowed to plead to a violation in order to keep his job. Based upon his
> salary, that amounts to a loss of approximately $5000, which serves as an
> additional penalty for his conduct. That is a factor that I am taking into
> consideration as well.
>
> I have tried to craft a result that is fair and holds him accountable for
> his conduct. As I said at the town board meeting, reasonable people can
> disagree on what should occur in this case. I understand that some people
> may not believe the punishment is enough.
>
> After speaking with members of the fire department in December, I reached
> an agreement with the defense attorney, and I cannot go back on my word. I
> must honor the agreements that I make, even when doing so proves to be
> unpopular.
>
> Once more, thank you for reaching out to me.
>
> Very truly yours,
> Greg
>
> NOW WOULD THE REAL OZIDIOT AND THE TOOTH FAIRY STAND DOWN.
> --
Now would the real ozidiot and the one tooth response please stand up. BOOOOOHOOOOO
                                                                                                                             Feb 25/15

building
I hate to say this, and I may be wrong, but the building is moving and I do not think it will make it to may. Glad to see 800 sigs. , if the math is close, each person of the 800 people that want this building to stand, has to kick in$ 5000.00 each, which comes to about 4 mil. which will may cover the cost of saving. My question is , do these brave souls want to kick in $5000.00 each, or ask taxpayers to dig down in the check books. While, they pay the city, county, school tax, and water, sewer tax.While the fire dept. rolls them over the coals and pay for this greed? Why don’t we have the taxpayer’s clear sidewalks,watch clerks of the work reporting to work and not have a clue to there scope of work. Why not , have the school board and the dpw. Work together as far as school bus stops, to keep the corners clear. And do not give me the song and dance that the parks are separate from the dpw. It is still taxpayers paying the bill. Clear the parks, but clear the opp. Side of the corners, so that students and people may cross!
                                                                                                                             Feb 25/15

Closing a school due to declining enrollment? What a concept!!
http://www.syracuse.com/schools/index.ssf/2015/02/cny_

school_to_close_at_end_of_school_year.html

                                                                                                                             Feb 25/15

Yellow Bellied Peckerwood
Thought I would wet my pants laughing. That is about as descriptive as you can get for that turn coat...perfect!

Okay enough with the bitching and moaning about the condition of the city streets! *Easy solve!*
Go back to the old ways. No parking on city streets from 12 midnight to 6 am during the winter months. Have the traffic department go back to towing illegally parked vehicles to the DPW back lot. The traffic dept. use to have two tow trucks, one working East and one working West. The money from towing and ticket charges would go into the city coffers. Should make up for lost tax revenue?

Get those vohl snow blowers back in operation sitting at the DPW. Fill those city dump trucks, haul the snow down to Wright’s landing dump it. Then blow it into harbor. (They use to do that and dump it in the Oswego River at the Port Authority.) Whoever is in charge at the DPW and on the city are useless and haven’t a clue of how anything works! The county use to send in some of their dump trucks to help the city with snow removal, what happened with that?

And for the people, who say they don’t have a place to park, TO BAD make arrangements. You leave your car on the street and the snow just keeps piling in and the street gets narrow. What happens if a fire breaks out, or an ambulance is needed but they can’t get through because the street has a choke point? If I get hurt, or my house burns down because emergency vehicles can’t reach me because of your car caused this situation I’ll sue you’re a$$ and the cities...
                                                                                                                             Feb 25/15


parking, real simple
Midnight to midnight. Park on the even side {house numbers} forget about 1 am to 6 pm. Really? Midnight 12:01 a.m. go to the other side of the street and on the next day, park on the other side! Is this so hard to understand? Mon, weds, and fri. park on the side that has the house numbers that are even. Monday and Wednesday and Friday are even days, tues, and thrus, and sat, and sun are odd days, and it all starts on midnight the sun, until the clock strikes midnight , parking will be on the even side of the street at 12.01 a.m. on Monday.
                                                                                                                             Feb 25/15

OK Already
It seems the council has bitched to the press about...yes, parking!!! So, we now hear about each councilors point of view, or "whim of the brain" on the subject. 24hr alternate street parking ban. Seriously...in the same breathe...people are complaining about not being able to get out of their driveways, people bitching about cars blocking sidewalks, getting rid of it altogether, then wtf do you think is going to happen? The plows should be going all the time, not just when snow is falling. PLOWING should be occurring all day...since everyone is bitching! I saw 4 plows today, and not one of them was plowing!!! A couple were sanding, why not plow too? Everyone is bitching and they don't know what the hell is happening. My street, which is a main thorough fare, has only been plowed once each day this week. That's only part of the problem, the banks have been frozen, the plow can only do so much, the snow falls back into road more, why...because we got a lot of snow and temps are frigid!!! But, these plow drivers go around one car like they are going around three. They have caused a lot of the issues people are bitching about. And, a councilor wants no parking, because he has mostly homeowners in his ward who have driveways. Again, really! It's not about the "homeowners," it concerns everyone!!! Just because you live with mom and dad and have a spot to park doesn't mean everyone had that luxury. So, we know this councilor isn't for all! I'll bet...that if all the councilors got off their asses and went through their wards, they would then know what is needed more, but has any councilor done anything yet to find out the pro's and con's of alternate street
parking...of course not, that would be work. I'll bet, not one damn member has looked at the census, know when, and how many plows are on the streets and what they are doing. Again, my idea of alternate street parking within the hrs of 9pm-9am may not be the answer, but it beats the 24hr alternate street parking idea these misfits have in their head. Can you see all the cars being buried after a good 12-24hr snowfall, wtf. The mayor did do a good thing by asking all to help each other. It was nice out today, I would think you could widen all streets in a ward, in a day. Probably didn't happen though. Oh well, we are in Oz.
                                                                                                                             Feb 25/15

City of Oswego to issue temporary parking ban to remove snow piles
READ COMMENTS
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2015/02/city_of_oswego_

issues_no_parking_zones_to_remove_snow_piles.html#incart_river

                                                                                                                             Feb 25/15
 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, February 24/15

“To stimulate wildly weak and untrained minds is to play with mighty fires.”
W. E. B. Du Bois
 


Speaker: More Needs To Be Done To Stop Drug Abuse
http://oswegocountytoday.com/speaker-more-needs-to-be-done-to-stop-drug-abuse/

                                                                                                                             Feb 24/15

Buying a Fan to Combat Global Warming
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/02/22/prominent-climate-change-

denier-funded-koch-brothers-energy-companies-reports

                                                                                                                             Feb 24/15

no facts really poor BULL ...
Here is a person who is lying through his tooth, (I'm sure he sits on his front porch in Minetto flossing that one tooth), and has the balls, small as they may be, to make the comment stating the facts on here about Semgelsky are not true. This A$$ did not get any information from that idiot Oakes, anymore than the man in the moon. It sounds like something "Miles of Bad Road" would write.
The facts are:
Semgelsky misappropriated $22,000 from the Minetto taxpayer's!
Semgelsky did not pay back the total money, just a few thousand dollars AFTERhe got caught!
The audit done by the state confirmed he took the money for personal use.
Semegelsky sold property he did not own and it is suspected  it came from the OFD.
The amount of money he stole makes him, in my eyes, a felon, although I doubt he will be convicted to that, based on how crooked the county DA and county justice system is.
The lady up in Altmar got 6 years in state prison for doing the same thing that Semegelsky did. She stole $117,000, and a felon, is a felon once you get over a few thousand dollars. She has to pay full restitution!
Bottom line Mr. Bull, you have no facts other than your bull$hit lies, and the facts stand on their own. I would suggest you stop reading this site and go back to doing whatever drug you are doing, and sleep it off.
                                                                                                                             Feb 24/15

Wrong Billy Barlow
To the person/persons who are spouting all this drivel re: Billy
Barlow... You have the wrong one! Yes there are two, both played
drums..The alderman (Billy) played drums in high school, does not now,
he does not have a brother, has a college degree, works hard, and is a
nice young man, so please check out your facts before posting.
Thanks.....OZ-Gal
                                                                                                                             Feb 24/15


Fulton Police Warn Against Putting Snow In Roadways
We just park cars on our roads in Oswego. Our BIGGEST problem is our MAYOR he is to blind to see what the tax payer is going through. Maybe if he stayed SOBER and took a ride on the rest of the streets and not just to CITY HALL he would understand what we are talking about. I also think it would be a good idea to bring in the county drivers. The roads are bare in the county, No problem telling where the City Line starts.Also we have BUSINESS owners and Certain homeowners that are plowing their snow across the street.
http://oswegocountytoday.com/fulton-police-warn-against-putting-snow-in-roadways/

                                                                                                                             Feb 24/15


Utica Street Hill
To The "Older Gentleman" Yes, I did "Bash" this man and Told Him to Move off the Hill.

Well, I am very Sorry for that "Slam"..
I did not know to Later that day, but this Man is an Asset to the Community who lives on the Hill..He would be Missed by Many people around his Block..

Very Sorry !! and Keep up the "Good" work , helping Neighbors shoveling, snowblowing, picking up their mail, bringing them food, and Worrying about the Pets in the neighborhood.
Please Forgive me and I do Miss "our" Mary but I won't KYA.......

A Big ! Thank You for this man who lives on the Hill !! God Bless..and keep that Snowblower going.......Me!
                                                                                                                             Feb 24/15



comp. time
First off, are these state requirements? If not, then why is the whole dept. going to this! Is the whole dept. has to be briefed on un att. Death? And be called in on overtime? Are these people on salary, or paid by the hour? And how does a person paid on salary get an hourly pay? And ,how does 66 people have to go to class to run a rescue boat, when the boat holds four people? Unless, this is a special boat that holds ten and there is another on standby, which holds ten, then, that would hold the dept. at 46, waiting to go! I guess the thing that should be done is either, one hire 20 fire people, and not put them on overtime. Two, lets put a construction and code enforcement in place, so that we do not have to pay 66 fire people to do code enforcement when, there job is fire and not in construction, that takes more than 15 hours! And if overtime is exceeding salary, that means you do not have enough people, you are raping the system, to give people more money in your dept. ,which is uncalled for! Know one see’s this and allows this to happen?
A class on unattened death?, that is the report written out by the police dept. Where does hazt mat. or boat rescue, or code inspec. Or fire hydrant shoveling or why is food being bought on city time and not before the shift? Does this dept. have any pride and care about the taxpayer, or is this just greed? And one wants to protect a chief from min. when, this person does not know who’s money he is using? If anything thing ,he should be arrested for being stupid!
Mayor, grow some back bone!
 


At last count they had three boats. Actually they need three because they keep wrecking them.

 

 

yellow-bellied peckerwood

 

 

Today's Quote, February 21/15

"I don't care what people think. people are stupid."
Charles Barkley
 


Woman Seeks Help Finding Husband’s Long-Lost Sister
http://oswegocountytoday.com/woman-seeks-help-finding-husbands-long-lost-sister/

                                                                                                                             Feb 21/15


                                                                                                                             Feb 21/15

 

 

211 Program Highlights County’s Human Service Agencies

http://oswegocountytoday.com/211-program-highlights-countys-human-service-agencies/

                                                                                                                              Feb 14/15

 

This sounds like a good program however as I browsed through the Disabled Veterans resources section http://211cny.com/catsearch.php?cat=dvet   I found this fat useless piece of human waste.

 

 Lori Murphy, MSW, LCSW-R

 

Did anyone bother to check the licensing, complaints, judgments or anything else about these people or is this site just a compilation of junk they found floating around the Internet????????????????

 

The fact that Lori Murphy is listed brings the credentials of everyone else into question. So I would advise anyone using this new site or this new service to proceed at your own risk.

 

 

 


 

 

Today's Quote, January 26/15

"I am not an enemy of the negro, we want him here among us; he is the only laboring class we have."
Nathan Bedford Forrest



OSWEGO’S LILLY WHITE RACISIST FIREDEPARTMENT


One week ago we celebrated Martin Luther King Day. I am sure members of the Ozwego Fire Department seized the opportunity to rack up some double overtime but that is about the only use they have for non-whites.

Since its inception in 1876 the Oswego Fire Department has been as white as the driven snow, with respect to the color of its members that is. In its 139 year history there has never been an Asian, Black or Hispanic member. If you think this somehow reflects the population then you better take off your blinders. Oswego’s elected officials and Personnel Department have long allowed department members to live as far away as Montour Falls, Watertown, and Groton. There is no way you can cast a net that far and say, that population is reflected by our department.


In the late 1980’s there was young Black man working for the local cable company who sometimes frequented the Fire House Tavern as did members of the OFD. The firefighters exam had been announced and he was asking some of the OFD members if they thought he had a chance of getting in. He received all kinds of encouragement while he was there but after he left I overheard two of the Heroes chuckling and say no way they were going to let him in the department. “We have Guinias and Polocks and that is as integrated as we are going to get.” I do not know if the man ever took the test but the fact is that department remains as segregated as the day it was formed. They are allowed to operate as their own little fiefdom picking and choosing their own white membership and no one has the balls to put a stop to it.

The next time our Senators and Congressmen come around for their photo ops with our Hero Department we should all point out to the national media how they are supporting a racist organization. Perhaps we should ask the NAACP how this has been overlooked by their organization for so long.
  
                                                                                                                            Jan 26/15


 

RESULTS OF OUR UNOFFICIAL POLL

 

WHO DO YOU THINK IS MORE BELIEVABLE?  
Selection   Votes 
Greg Oaks District Attorney  9%
Donald Dodd Former District Attorney  8%
Gary Thibodeau  83% 63 
76 total 


 

 

OSWEGO NY FIREMAN CHARGED

WITH FELONY THIRD DEGREE GRAND LARCENY

 

Joseph Smegelsky

 

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

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/12/audit_of_minetto_fire_chief_

charged_with_misusing_22k_in_funds_for_guns_motorcyc.html#incart_river
  
                                                                                                                    Dec 20/14

 

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


 

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.

http://www.cnycentral.com/news/photos.aspx?id=1064608

 

 

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.

http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=1064608

http://rptsweb.oswegocounty.com/propdetail.aspx?swis=353600&printkey=16502000010300000000
                                                                                                                    July 2/14

 

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


Office of the State Comptroller

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

 

 

Office of the State Comptroller
Division of Investigations
110 State Street

Albany, N.Y.   12236-0001

 

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

 

 

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

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


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


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

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

 

New York State Police
Fulton, NY

6 East 12th Street,

Fulton, NY 13069

315-593-6194
 

 

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