|Posted on December 7, 2013 at 4:30 PM|
How to Save
WBAI Radio, NY City
Why Save WBAI.org, WBAI 99.5FM radio, New York? Because it affects what happens to Pacifica Radios other four stations (two in California, one Houston, and another in Washington DC). Pacifica is needed for activism.
DR. Richard Wolff
In fact, how about Richard Wolff start a "Worker Self-Directed Enterprise" at WBAI to save the station? This is an idea he promotes all the time as his answer to a failed economy. Of course, it has been around for a long time and is not his original idea.
So, There's Lost
In fact, everyone there should eventually be laid off (even if temporally) to actually save WBAI 99.5FM Radio (on the web at WBAI.org).
WBAI employees should go on unemployment, get the checks and come back to WBAI on a volunteer basis. WUSB, Stony Brook Radio is conducted on a volunteer basis.
WBAI Staff who are well-off financially should assist those who can't get by by inviting them to room with them or otherwise help them by subsidizing their unemployment checks so that they continue pay the quality of life that their union jobs had once provided.
In fact, the many unions and their members who benefit from WBAI coverage should help the laid off staff too.
"Whatever it takes!" to save WBAI exclaimed Earl Caldwell during his 4 - 6 pm, September 13, 2013 show, "The Caldwell Chronical."
Caldwell himself could offer a room to Michael G. Haskins, his loyal engineer who is now part-time; Caldwell himself has two homes - one in the city and another in Virginia - a very rich suburb.
Zabby is an accountant, "the Public's Accountant" and has been following WBAI's impending financial woes very closely for years. In fact, she is in the process of doing her own social audit of this valuable social institution for the people now.
This morning on "Back of the Book", R. Paul Martin, Treasurer of the Local Station Board, described the situation as "dire" and said there are still staff out there who don't get it. Martin is one man who is on top of WBAI's budget woes and has said it like it is for years now.
No one from the Pacifica corporate headquarters in California or WBAI in New York City (especially former program directors, managers and the LSB Board members - a faction of whom Martin described as "disruptive" "crazy people") - not one has listened to R Paul Martin all these years.
Pacifica interim President, Summer Reece, confirmed that in her Report to the Listeners," Friday, August 9, 2013 at 4-6 pm when she announced the layoffs of over half the staff. She was late that day because of attending one of these same unproductive WBAI-LSB meetings Martin has spoken about continually open to the public and stacked by the disruptive special interest group led by Bernard White, disgraced former General Manager of WBAI.
Today he said that if WBAI raises all the money it is supposed to in October, although he left out how much that would be, WBAI would have $189 left in it account. That is with a rosy scenario; but we hope that WBAI isn't planning to raise another million like last time's unrealistic figure. Martin said that if WBAI did not raise the undisclosed amount in October that it could go out of business "in the next six (6) months."
Why not write-in names like Hugh Hamilton, Robert Knight, Esther Ahmad, Michael G. Haskins along with other non-paid staff you like for the New York City Council and Mayoral November 5, 2013 General Local Elections?
Perhaps, WBAI engineers and WBAI Public Affairs Director Kathy Davis and WBAI Program Director Berthold Reimers can also run for political office given that WBAI-FM Radio (WBAI.org) cannot really afford to pay their salaries either and survive. Don't they get that?
Zabby suggested that the WBAI paid staff and others run for political office well before the 2013 primary season began in June but none of them did anything to prepare for the impending layoffs she warned them about. Along the years, other warnings and savvy Zabby advice was also dismissed.
The WBAI engineers like Michael G. Haskins and Max Snead should teach the producers at WBAI Radio how to engineer their own shows like producers do at WUSB radio, 90.1FM (WUSB.FM).
WUSB producers "Lister," Emanuel Goldstein and Ahmad Ali produce at both WUSB and WBAI radio stations. Since the three of them know how to engineer their own WUSB programs, the three of them should be the first to learn how to operate the City College (Harlem Radio) engineering digs. Then the three of them could also volunteer to engineer other WBAI producers programs adjacent to their own.
The richer people there like Gary Null and others should help the laid off engineers who can't get by on just an unemployment check.
Robert Knight is not only an award winning radio producer of "Earthwatch" on WBAI radio but he was once a radio engineer. Robert Knight was laid off of WBAI along with 18 others.
Although Robert Knight is very talented and could easily secure another job, he probably is collecting an unemployment check until he finds a new job.
While Robert Knight is looking for another job, he could very well volunteer to help engineer for other producers and train them to engineer their own shows.
Robert Knight could help WBAI to stay afloat and on the air. Instead his latest "Earthwatch " program was a bit melodramatic in regard to the 19 layoffs at WBAI Radio, New York City. He played the music of "Taps" with a military gun salute for each of the "casualties" as Knight perceives the layoffs.
Knight made up for it on September 5, 2013 when he produced another award winning show about Syria.
Gary Null, Amy Goodman and the Armon D'Mille, a producer that follows Gary Null all have their own studios and could share those facilities with other producers for free.
Amy Goodman get $650,000/year from Pacifica Radio, which owns WBAI, to do her show. How is it she above all can't share her private studio with Pacifica station WBAI, New York?
At least, Gary has shared his studio to some degree but why didn't that continue?
Gary Null has milked WBAI and Pacifica for over 30 years to build his empire of Progressive Radio. WBAI has to buy most all the premiums he offers so he must be milking money on the deal. Now he is selling $2000 retreats on the some of the Pacifica stations (his July 25th show).
Thanks to someone's astute complaints that Null was commercializing and thus compromising the WBAI's channel, Null quickly came around to offering those $2000 retreats as a premium during the very next week. Listeners wouldn't let him get away with that.
However, while correcting his error though, he couldn't help downgrade Amy Goodman's generous and upfront donations of $2000 for "a dinner and a show" as only coffee and crumpets.
From an analytical point of view, it is believed that Null is competing with Goodman for her high degree of national and international standing and visibility. Goodman is invited on some of the talk shows Gary Null is dying to get on.
Perhaps, Null resents that Goodman is getting $650,000 per year (less in past years) and thinks he should have been getting $650,000 per year too. If not, why does he belittle, dismiss and put down her contributions to Pacifica? Could he be jealous? Ya Think?
Concerning the $650,000, it seems that Pacifica is in arrears anyway. On Interim Pacifica President, Summer Reece's "Report to the Listeners", Goodman was misrepresented - if not slandered - because in fact, practically, she needed to handle the non-payment legally. That's exhibiting good business acumen to cover herself by staking her claim on paper in the form of a lawsuit. Surely, she isn't siccing collection agents on WBAI.
Let's give Amy Goodman the benefit of the doubt. After all Goodman is doing programming from satellite studios all over the world and so she has legitimate expenses to pay. Of course, Goodman's international recognition can to a large extent be attributed to the financial support of WBAI, New York and Pacifica Radio in the first place. However, let's not dismiss her talent.
The Rich Celebrities
Where is David Rothenberg and Bob Foss? What are they doing with their pull? Some of their rich and famous friends and musician friends who have been featured on WBAI, New York should donate a studio if necessary to WBAI.
WBAI shouldn't be adding more monthly bills for mortgage and maintenance of new headquarters. It is financially irresponsible and the audience has spoken; WBAI's audience will not support anything other than the transmitter fund.
Lack of Transparency
Reports To the
WBAI.org should post its quarterly Budget on their website. How much is the insurance? How much is the phone bill? etc.
On September 25, 2013 at 7 am Berthold Reimers and Andrew Phillips gave a report to the listeners. Phillips was direct and admirable. Reimers was 20 minutes late to a one hour show - the 3rd. time in a row one listener pointed out and didn't even apologize. He was arrogant for the rest of the time stating, some people "feel entitled to dictate to management how to run the station" Reimers made excuses for himself, admitted taking a well taken comment personally. Listener hadn't gotten premiums from Democracy Now and the listener stated that management is taking a "cavalier attitude about premiums." Reimers took that personally.
Reimers wouldn't disclose the numbers and budget. Phillips had to pull them out of him on a third try.
Summer Reece would be better off getting a new station manager. Zabby suggested Hugh Hamilton could do an effective and professional job turning people on the the radio not off. He could throw in his show "Talk Back" for free as part of the Station Manager job replacing Reimers.
Reimers lost huge audience numbers from 10am-12pm playing music when the listeners preferred politics. 2 or 3 people brought it up only to be ignored by Reimers who said there were "not enough arts on WBAI" But wait a minute Reimers is not Program director - Phillips is -thank the Lord!
Phillips respectfully listened to comments but didn't slide once from the fact of the matter: there is no money - especially for Reimers Champagne tastes and beer budget.
Thank goodness they at least got rid of Kathy Davis who can engineer her own show. She should volunteer to help others while she gets her unemployment check until she finds another job.
How about the former employees like Davis, Hamilton and Knight, who say they love WBAI, stepping up to save WBAI?
|Posted on November 21, 2013 at 1:40 PM|
Almost Our Last Hope:
Three Way Races
November 5, 2013
Suffolk County Party
Anointments & Coronations
Low Voter Turnout
What is the Solution?
Maybe in 2015
But First We Need
New Leadership in All Third Parties!!!!
As it is now three of our Suffolk County third parties most always do cross endorsements of the major parties' Democrat and Republican candidates. We hope the Conservative, Independence and Working Families Parties' rank and file members will instead primary for their own party's line in 2015. Also, disgruntled Democrats and republicans need to step up to the bat. However, let's look at the performance of the Green and Libertarian Parties in 2013.
First, how is the Green Party going to help Suffolk residents or get anybody to join them if they can't find more than one candidate to put them on the map? Couldn't they have gotten another in Shelter Island, at least, where they needed to get just one signature!!! A Green Party candidate could have created a three party way race there. The candidate in Shelter Island would have had a chance in a Town with a population of only 2000 people.
Well, the Green Party did eventually find one candidate who probalby came to them. Sadly, only one came forward on his own. So....
Green Party member William Stevenson will run for one of the 18 County Legislator seats. He is running in the 15th district against anointed Democrat DuWayne Gregory. Halleluiah!
Republicans couldn't find anyone to run against Gregrory; imagine! An initial deal was made between Dems and Repubs! Then as usual the Conservatives, Independence and Working Families Parties all fell into line. Mr. Gregory has been anointed by all the Political Party Bosses.
Also anointed were Republican Angie Carpenter, Democrat (former Republican) Tom Spota and Republican Vincent DeMarco, by the bosses controlling Suffolk County.
The three of them had been term limited by a people's referendum. However, these three incumbents couldn't care less about what the people wanted. They sued in court to run anyway and they won in court thus overturning the people's referendum.
Spota, Carpenter and DeMarco bulldozed their way back on the ballot, but with a different method than Mayor Bloomberg used in 2009 after he was term limited. Mayoral Democratic candidate Christine Quinn had sold out the people to Bloomberg when she led other democrats in the City Council to override the term limits. Now in 2013 she has lost the primary for the open seat to Bill De Blasio. There's the people's backlash. Hurray for New York City Democrats! Political Justice by a vote of the people. How sweet it is.
In a similar scenario, despite the people of Suffolk County's will, Spota, Carpenter and DeMarco sued their own County (at taxpayer-s expense) in court to run beyond twelve (12) years and they won overturning the people's referendum for term limits. It reminds us of How George W. Bush had his friends in the U.S. Supreme Court make him President.
Now the three Suffolk County incumbents for D.A., Sheriff and Treasurer are running unopposed. Why? Because the Republican, Democratic, Conservative, Independence and Working Families Party Bosses all agreed on the same three candidates in the first place. Secondly, they had the courts stacked with judges who would decide in their favor.
Think it's Political Injustice? Ya Think? Then, use Phase 3 of our General Four-Phase Strategy - the Write-in Candidate Block Vote. Click our "Write-in Candidate Block" Page for more on that strategy.
Where Were the Greens?
There are three Libertarians who tried to get on the ballot against the three die-hards. But ....
Libertarians Knocked Off Ballot
Was It Their Own Fault?
Libertarians had gathered over 2000 signatures in the Second Chance to occupy the Ballot on November 5, 2013 (Phase 2 of our Four-Part General Strategy). They had three candidates willing and ready to run against the three who were term limited by a people's referendum. But ...
The Democrats and Republicans succeeded in knocking off the ballot the only people, Libertarians, who were challenging the one-candidate elections. In order to get on the ballot, Libertarians had to do a tremendous amount of work to gather 2000 signatures because they were not a recognized party like the other six (6).
There were 600 objections made by Matthew Bucaro Jr. to the 2000 signatures turned into the Board of Elections by the Libertarians. And so working together, the Democrats, Republicans, Conservatives, Independence and Working Families Parties succeeded in knocking off the ballot the Libertarian challengers to the three, one-candidate elections for Suffolk County District Attorney, Suffolk County Treasurer and Suffolk County Sheriff. Why ...?
Though New York State Election Laws favor incumbents and are made to intimidate, the seasoned Libertarians should have known the election laws but instead were not able to co-cooperatively work together with the people in charge, so the ball was fumbled. They weren't ready; they weren't prepared because there was not good leadership. They were sloppy.
Perhaps, the Suffolk County Libertarian Party is being infiltrated by Republicans who fear an upset. Candidates like Ron Paul made a good showing in 2012 here in Romney Country Republican Headquarters. Perhaps, these Republicans wish to steal or want to use the Libertarian Line for themselves like the three candidates from Huntington had wanted.
Anyway, why were there only three Libertarian candidates running in the first place in 2013? How is it that the Libertarians didn't have more candidates at the Suffolk County level with all the open seats? How ....
Mismanagement. The Libertarian County leadership needs to resign. The Libertarian Leadership is no better than the Greens as far as philosophy , mission, purpose and focus. All of them belong in the State or National Parties of their persuasion not the County parties.
One of the Suffolk County Libertarian officers needing to resign is Gigi Bowman. Gigi Bowman wanted everyone to focus only on her 2014 challenge to 4th District NY Senator Phil Boyle; Bowman was not interested in spending any time or money on candidates for the 2013 Local Suffolk County Elections. Why isn't Bowman an officer on the New York State Libertarian Party then instead? Even in that election she should be part of a team of challengers to the same old Republicans and Democrats incumbents.
Green Party Fails Again!
The Green Party sent no challengers for any of these three Suffolk County incumbents even though the Greens could have easily gathered the few signatures necessary. The Green Party missed the opportunity all together. Three Green members if elected, could have made almost a half of a million in salaries for those three Suffolk County races alone - D.A., Sheriff and Treasurer.
Where is the Green Party's Plan to get more people to join at the local level? Their misplaced hope and focus was on the Green Party's 2012 Presidential National candidate, Jill Stein, who hardly anyone remembers today.
The local County Green yokel leadership thought Jill Stein could have ended war in the world if elected President of the U.S. The local Suffolk County Green Party Leadership is in in dreamland. They all need to resign and let some one else take leadership next April, 2014 so we can get more than just one candidate on the ballot in Suffolk County on the Green Party Line "F" in 2015.
Green Tea Party
The Libertarians in a like manner thought they were going to get Ron Paul elected as U.S. President. Both the Greens and Libertarians should get together and have a Green Tea Party in Never, Neverland.
At the Green Tea Party, Judge Napolitano could be the Host with honored guests Ron Paul and Ralph Nader. The three of them sincerely believe Green and Libertarians should work together. That would be a miracle.
Unfortunately, the Judge Napolitano, Ralph Nader and Ron Paul don't realize that Local Elections are the only place that the two seemingly opposite parties but actually with a lot in common could succeed. These men too are only focused, arrogantly, on Presidential elections, which of course they can't win! The proof is in the pudding.
June 4, 2013 - July 11, 2013 was the signature gathering period to run a primary and or get on the November 5, 2013 ballot). So both opportunities for the Green Party ended July 11, 2013 but ...
The Second Chance to get on the ballot in the Independent Petition Signature Gathering Process in New York State ended on August 20, 2013.
We are now in Phase 3 of our General Four Phase Strategy. That is the "Write-in Candidate Block". Read about it on our Home page.
Green Party members had the best odds for obtaining ballot access. Will there be a Green Harvest at the local level? Doesn't look like it.
Perhaps, in a few years with a change of local Green Pary leadership. Right now there is not good leadership in Suffolk County. It's current leadership is wrong-headed with a national focus instead of a local one. Ironically, one of the Green party pillars is "Grassroots Democracy".
As a contrast, there is leadership and a true "Grassroots Democracy" (one of the Green Party's Pillars) in Richmond, California where a Green Party member, Gale McClellan was elected Mayor. McClellan is now in the national news fighting for the homeless, who have been foreclosed on by the bankers in a predatory banking scheme.
In a creative powerful way, Mayor McClellan took on the predatory lenders with the creative use of eminent domain.
Richmond, California Mayor Gale McClellan is up against the so-called Democrat President Obama himself, Obama, along with the banking industrial complex, is trying to stop Mayor McClellan by suing the town with taxpayers dollars. Meanwhile, the homeowners get the shaft.
Recently, Jill Stein talked about the potential of running Green candidates at the "municipal level" of government on a Saturday WBAI Radio interview aired September 7, 2013 at 10am. Jill Stein spoke of how Lynn Serpe had a good chance of winning the Mayoral race in the West Queens District 22 race. http://www.serpeforcouncil.org/stein_stands_with_serpe_fundraiser.
Obama is in bed with the banksters and Wall Street. He is running an American "Corporatocracy" which is bullying the "Grassroots Democracy" in Richmond, California.
You Can Make a Difference
So, if you are an individual with a cause - no matter what your cause - you can make a powerful difference (in other words, the proverbial, "Be part of the solution...").
Peace and Non-violence
One of the Green Party's pillars is "Peace and Non-violence". Many Greens are peace activists like Brian O'Hare.
No matter what your cause, if you are part of an activist group like Skywatchers, the Fortune Society, Long Island Peace Networks, South Country Peace Group of Bellport, Peacesmiths, or Food Not Bombs, the Center for New Leadership, the Project Renew" group - your power as a group is terriffic!
You could have heard a replay (till June 3, 2013) of a controversial show Zabby did on WUSB.FM radio called "A Woman's Perspective On Politics," done Mondays, 1:30 pm - 3 pm. Zabby challenged long time peace activist, Green Party member, Peacesmiths member, Suffolk Peace Networks and "Food Not Bombs" member Brian O'Hare to run for Babylon Town Government as an example for other activists and as a way to achieve his goals.
Group's Have Power
Peace activists and those who are concerned with poverty could achieve economic and social justice at the local level after which peace will flow. Peace will follow. As Pope John Paul II said, "No justice, no peace." Pope Francis now is calling for economic justice.
The suggestion that Brian O'Hare run for Babylon local government, of course, was meant as a complement to him but also a call to action for all good people to come forth in a Participatory Democracy.
Let's Do Government Ourselves
We are the ones we've been waiting for. Let's do government ourselves. Let's take money out of politics at he local level of politics. Money rules at every other level of politics. and so Obama does the bidding of those who pay him off by supporting his election.
Homerule Law can be utilized for this purpose and has been used in towns in Pennsylvania to stop agribusiness pig farming.
"No Justice, No Peace"
Pope John Paul II (2002)
Once there is social and economic justice in every local neighborhood in the world, peace will flow like a river to the sea because fear, righteous anger, stress and anxiety will be dissipated among the "tribes." "Why?", you might ask. Because the distribution of wealth, assets and resources will not be greedily stolen and held by a few, rich, forceful controlling people and corporations.
When each neighborhood ("tribal") government around the world is refilled with elected activists who are free to legislate social and economic justice at the local level of government, world peace and love will flourish!
We need to work for town rights and local sovereignty.
You can always hear Zabby's most recent radio show on politics for one week after it airs. See her complete radio and TV schedule on the "Power (About Us)" page by clicking on it in the menu at the top.
O'Hare, if elected with a team of other energy conservation Green Party activists, could establish, among many reforms, a municipality owned power company in their town like Dennis Kucinich did in Cleaveland.
Peace and economic and social activists from "Peacesmiths of Long Island" and "Food not Bombs"could establish a "Homeless Land Reservation" on vacant Federal, County or Town land holdings within the Township of any Town, Suffolk County, New York. See Ken Churhill's free book about the homeless on the web. www.homelesslandmodel.com
O'Hare and his team could legislate to feed the hungry within at least some of the ten Suffolk County Townships if not the entire County.
Also, there are at least 21 County elected seats available to occupy, starting at $91,137 for meeting once a month together.
Green Party activists could occupy the other 61 local county governments throughout New York State. Perhaps, this vision might be realized in 2015 with new leadership and people who want change. We need a government that nurtures, is fair to, and helps those who are struggling economically.
People need to step up and build the Green Party at the Grassroots level by working together to make the Green Party a viable party of the people, for the people, and by the people. At the local level, a third party can make a difference.
O'Hare or others needed just 9 valid signatures in the Town of Babylon but would have collected 18 - 27 in all for good measure to ward off challenges.
Think. If all the "Peacesmiths" members, Suffolk Peace Networks, South Country Peace Group and Food Not Bombs members across L.I. used electoral politics, like the Black Panthers advocated, like the Muslims do in the Middle East currently, what a beautiful day in the neighborhood it could be.
International peace activist Cindy Sheehan used electoral politics in 2008 (when Cindy Sheehan ran for political office against Speaker of the House Nancy Peloci).
We need more community activists of any stripe to run for political office and occupy government! Sheehan lost to popular and well known Pelosi because Sheehan set her sites too high.
Sheehan should have planned out a long range strategy by first getting elected at the local level of politics to build a following and perhaps build an alternative party like the Green Party!
"Suffolk County 'National?' Green Party??"
Using electoral politics (getting activists elected) is a solution that has not been applied at the local level of politics by the Green Party.
This is why the Green Party has no local base (enough people at the local level) to even vote for their national Presidential candidates. You must have a good foundation before you build a house.
Even Green Party member Rosa Clemente, in a 2012 WBAI radio interview, defensively mentioned that there were other Green Party members (though not herself) who were in a grassroots movements brewing then in order to get more local Green Party candidates across America. Not in Suffolk County though! What a shame.
Clemente representing the Green Party was put to task and challenged by the WBAI Radio host for the lack of support for a National Green Party candidate before the 2012 election and rightly so.
Did Clemente think about running for New York City Council or is that office beneath her aspirations? At least the City Greens got Anthony Gronowicz for Major but he needs a team too. So far only thirteen (13) others are running with him.
Thirty-seven (37) seats throughout the five Boroughs of New York City are still up for grabs. Call Carl Lundgren and John Reynolds of the City Green Team 2013 at (347) 948-4010 if you are interested in getting on the ballot there.
The so-called "Suffolk County" (really the "National County") Green Party has had no local candidates to speak of since 2010 even though they went to great lengths to get a party line in New York State in co-ordination with the the other 61 Counties of New York.
The Suffolk County Green Party "leaders" aren't able to get the job done and the last thing they need are apologists for them - any more than President O'bomb'a needs apologists for him.
Roger Snyder and the rest of his committee should have given others a turn to lead the Suffolk County Green Party at the April 13, 2013 Annual Meeting.
The current "leaders" are stale and/or unable to organize. They need to get someone on the ballot if not themselves to set an example and put the Green party on the map. If not, they all need to resign.
Roger Snyder (631- 925 6104), Ian Wilder (Ian Wilder7@GMail.com), Cynthya Rossi, Matt Lavery and Wendy Dann should get on the National Party - wasting their own time - instead of continually losing opportunities to put good people including themselves on the Suffolk County 2013 ballot.
Yes, no one is saying they may not be good people. What is being said is that they have no results and that their activity is unfruitful. They are tired.
Why have a Green Party at all if no one is going to run on Suffolk County Local November 5, 2013 election ballot?
Why call yourselves a "County" Green Party and show footage of your losing national candidate at the Brookhaven Town meeting on January 2, 2013?
How about, instead, discussing what are the common problems in each of the ten towns of Suffolk County and in the County government?
How about establishing and empowering legitimate Town Green Committees like the ones both Democrats and Republicans have, where members can petition to become committee members in the odd years?
With town committees, town Green Party officers can be elected and can organize work at the grassroots level, getting input from members such as Van, who was finally elected as a Town Rep from Riverhead; Van saw that such local organization was needed in all the towns of Suffolk?
Both Van Howell and Chris, another attendee, commented that the Annual April 13, 2013 Suffolk County Green Party Meeting "was a joke."
There was hardly a quorum present at the April 13, 2013 Annual Meeting. Where was Brian O'Hare? Where were the Peacesmiths, South Country Peace Group, Suffolk Peace Networks and Food Not Bombs members? They allowed an opportunity for effective activism go by. They weren't even aware of it as a means for real change and the acheivement of their goals. They could have taken leadership positions in the Suffolk County Green Party and changed the dynamic and energy of the party.
Matt Lavery, co Vice-President wasn't even present at the annual meeting or at a screening for a candidate in 2012. The Green Party is not a priority for him any more and perhaps some of the other leaders. Roger Snyder, Wendy Dann and Marisa Pizza were late.
Two people attending were not even members; and they were both there because they were asked by a few members of the Suffolk Green Committee even though the Annual Meeting was supposed to be for members only.
Last year the Suffolk County Green Committee (at least a few) wasted time on their Presidential candidate's campaign. Most everyone has already forgotten the Green Party's Presidential candidates's name. That Green nominee, Dr. Jill Stein, a doctor from Massachusetts, didn't even get 1% of the votes. Didn't the Greens anticipate that?
Trying to get national candidates elected is a waste of time for all third parties and specifically contrary to one of the Green's "Pillars" and "Ten Key Values" - that of bottom up "Grassroots Democracy".
Locally, the Green Party brings hope and has a future. June 4, 2013 was the day to start gathering signatures to get on the ballot in Town and County elections taking place November 5, 2013.
The Green Party provides the opportunity for real choice because they do not cross-endorse other parties. They show integrity.
The Green Party is our next to last hope to easily get three way races so we can have a real choice in local elections in Suffolk County.
Local third party Green Party candidates can confront and face squarely this stranglehold on electoral politics that the Democrat and Republican corrupt party bosses have in New York State.
If you live in Shelter Island and are a Green party Member, you needed just one (1) valid signature to get ballot access.
Why wasn't Roger Snyder on the phone to Shelter Island so he could get a candidate there? Snyder has been chairman for over 15 years. Van Howell from Riverhead would have taken over as Chair on April 13 but got no encouragement from Snyder who just hung on to his top position for dear life. Why?
Is Snyder playing ball with the Republican and Democrat Plutocrats and bosses who control the livelihoods in Suffolk?
Were any deals made by Roger Snyder to keep his focus and that of the Green Party on national politics? Are there any conflicts of interest that would potentially inhibit either Roger Snyder or Ian Wilder from challenging the Republican and Democratic stranglehold on New York politics by making three way local races in Suffolk County, L.I., New York, America a reality?
Why aren't there any Green candidates? Leadership's answer is that no candidates appear. It seems that this is a tired excuse.
Yet, with 1700 Green Party members in Suffolk County, why are so many people waiting for someone else to get the job done? Why would these 1700 trust that the same old Republicans and Democrats who have not kept their promises so far are going to do any differently in 2014?
Part of the problem is that The Green Party leaders are only concentrating on national politics where a Green Candidate has no chance to win and wouldn't be a threat to the establisment and status quo of New York State and Suffolk County. Would it?
There's no reason to have a Green Party in Suffolk County if it's so-called "leaders" are not going to use the Green Party to get local activists on the ballot.
These local activists who would make great candidates, like Brian O'Hare, really care about the people, including the homeless and hungry Veterans of Long Island. Why doesn't it occur to them to team up and occupy local government? Why do they continually go to the government with hat in hand, getting no results? They are not using the tools available to them.
These activists are many in number like "Peacesmiths", Suffolk Peace Networks, South Country Peace Group and "Food Not Bombs" members. Ironically, Kimberly Wilder, Ian Wilder's wife, may still run "Peacesmiths."
These peace activists could bring about real change in their own neighborhoods. Is running for local town and County political office and potentially becoming the government they want and we need beneath them? It certainly is in their grasp?
How is the Green party going to help Suffolk residents or get anybody to join them if they can't find even one candidate to put them on the map? Even if it's just in Shelter Island. Well, they found one. Sadly, just one. William Stevenson will run for one of the 18 County Legislator seats. He is running in the 15th district against Democrat DuWayne Gregory. Halleluiah!
Republicans couldn't find anyone to run against Gregrory; imagine! A deal was made between Dems and Repubs! Mr. Gregory has been annointed, as was Angie Carpenter, Tom Spota and Vincent DeMarco, by the bosses controlling Suffolk County. The latter three are running unopposed. The Democrats and Republicans knocked off the ballot the only people who had challenged the one-candidate elections.
Libertarians had gathered over 2000 signatures in the Second Chance to occupy the Ballot on November 5, 2013 (Phase 2 of our Four-Part General Strategy). There were 600 objections by Democrats and Republicans to 600 of the signatures.
The Green Party missed the opportunity all together. Three Green members if elected, could have made almost a half of a million in salaries alone.
Where is the Green Party's Plan to get more people to join at the local level? Their misplaced hope and focus was that the Green Party's 2012 Presidential National candidate, who hardly anyone remembers today, could have ended war in the world.
Although world peace is a wonderful ideal, practically speaking there are 7 billion people in the world and human nature is prone to differences of opinion. History shows these differences can result in conflict.
Good people think that diplomacy is the answer to war - even President Obama suggested that in 2007 in his presidential campaign. However ...
In response, Hillary called Obama "naive" and that touched off a "war of words" between them. (Parenthetically, Obama wound up appointing the war hawk Hillary as Secretary of State to the glee of Wall Street and with great profit to the military industrial complex.)
We would just point out that 350 languages and 192 countries are represented in the United Nations (whose General Council decides when the U.S. will enter into war now a days rather than our U.S. Congress.) The potential for misunderstanding and resulting conflicts are off the map!
Of late, it seems that the U.S. is being asked by the United Nations to protect the airspace of foreign countries and bomb places quite often.
Good communication is very often not even possible between two people who speak the same language let alone among groups of different languages.
One can just imagine that at the United Nations communication can be compared to the "Tower of Babel" among countries with differing languages. The Bible (Genesis 11:1-9) "tells" us so. But perhaps, if you're not into the Bible you'd prefer to spell Babel, "babble".
To translate, Babel equals babble, talking past another, not listening, coming from an authoritative point of view, etc.
Further, how can the ideal of a participatory democracy from the grassroots - with every person's voice being heard - be realized in the context or framework of a "global" "world citizenship" where there is a population of 7 billion?
How can an individual voice count among 7 Billion? Peace is a nice ideal but unfeasible and impracticable in the framework of a United Nations One World government controlling 7 Billion people. You can not have a worldwide democracy with 7 billion people with almost 200 languages and so many cultures.
No! Grassroots democracy is only possible with a focus on a local "tribal" neighborhood, small community (village, town, city, burrough). It is only in a local framework in which even the gist of the 10 Green Party Key values even make sense.
See our other sister website if you are at all interested in breaking the Democratic/Republican stranglehold on Brookhaven Town politics:
Let's be frank. War results over economic injustices and can result from fear of loss of economic resources. War is usually not fought over religious beliefs. Of course, some sincere people with strong and fervent religious beliefs may be used and exploited as fodder (as soldiers) by those in charge.
Rethink. No one needs a middle man to be in a close relationship with God. You don't have to pay money to a priest, a Pope, a minister, a Bishop, an emam or anyone else. You don't have to kill others in war who don't finacially support your religion's leaders, necessarilly, because they don't beliveve in the religion you are finacially supporting. They support another religion or no religion at all. Doesn't mean they are not close to God. Don't be expoited. God doesn't want you to be. "No justice, no peace". (Pope John Paul II)
Home Run Primaries Page (paragraph 16a - 22):
16a) Have you been sold on a bill of goods: the so-called "Global Economy"? and with it global citizenship? Stick around for another perspective and math refresher because if you willingly accept "global citizenship" as a "given" frame of reference, your voice, your opinion, on matters of concern will have been significantly reduced to less than a whisper, if that. There are seven (7) billion people in the world. That means you have a 1 / 7,000,000,000 global voice in the world.
16b) Further, if we use absolute numbers, only 700 multibillionaires control the world. As a percentage 700 is .00001% of the world's population. As you can see that is a small percentage. It reads one one-hundred thousandth percent. [If you remember 1% = 1.0% and converts to the decimal .01 (To change a percent to a decimal, you move the decimal point over to the left two places. The decimal point you move is always initially located at the right of the whole number (1, in this example) followed by a % sign which is 1.% in this case. So move it to the left two places and get .01)]. Why the math lesson? So you don't get fooled by economists and statistics. Therefore, as a decimal, 700 people = .0000001 of the world's total population. Using fractions, (1/10,000,000) or just 700 people of the world population represents the plutocracy of the world. Remember from math class, the larger the bottom number of a fraction, the smaller the proportion is (a little counter intuitive).
16c) So let's stop talking in terms of percent (%), decimals and fractions and start using absolute numbers. When we convert to absolutes, it means there are 10,000,000 of us against one (1) of them. Only a mere 700 ruling elite (plutocracy) force us into austerity budgets (budgets which cut programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, health care, education, food stamps, heating fuel subsidies for Senior Citizens etc.). We just voluntarily comply with their wishes. So for each one of the 700, there are 10,000,000 of us. Why are you just obeying these few 700 people? Why are we allowing these bullies to control the world and its riches when the proverbial Garden of Eden is literally and figuratively at hand?
16d) Who do the 700 think they are? Gods? Most importantly, who do you think they are? Why are you so referent, docile and conforming to their demands on you and your community? What gives? Here we outnumber these pirates 10,000,000 to 1. So, run a primary. Join the 99.99999%. We use the 99% versus the 1% for ease in communication but now you know the real mathematical deal.
16e) Rounding off to the largest whole number 1% is a huge overestimation of the absolute number (700) of controlling elite. 1% of the world's population is 70,000,000 people which is a far cry from 7 hundred people. Instead, 700 people = 1/1000th of 1% which is .00001% or in terms of fractions that is 1/10,000,000 whereas 1% = 1/100. Remember from math class, the larger the bottom number of a fraction, the smaller proportion it is (a little counter intuitive). Here is a mnemonic device to help you keep fractions straight: 1/2 (a half) a dollar is twice more than 1/4 (a quarter) of a dollar.
16f) So we can easily overcome a mere 700 people. In fact, it may be fewer than 700 (perhaps even only the Forbes 400) but for simplification purposes, we used 700 to get a percent or fraction of 7 billion total world population. Later in paragraph 72, you'll find our mathematical analysis of the 99% which will be an eye-opener as well.
17) No longer is the United States considered a country; it has been reduced to a "state" a "nation-state", just one among the 192 United Nations. That being, your U.S. citizenship: 1 voice/ out of 300,000,000 (300 million) U.S. population doesn't even count any more.
18) The so-called "Global Economy" and with it the notion of a "Global Citizen" are concepts created by the 1% and these fabrications have been forced on the rest of us along with the ruling elite's austerity measures, slave-wages and debt.
19) As Ron Paul asks, why are we taking our marching orders from the United Nations Security Council and NATO, both controlled by the 1%? Americans are being ordered by the U.N. and NATO and the international bankers to participate in senseless wars and bank bailouts, including bailouts of European Banks.
20) We taxpayers are being forced to give foreign aid (bribes) to Israel and other Middle Eastern "states". In return their corrupt ruling elite agree to contract with the American Military Industrial War Complex of corporations which are owned by a majority of foreign investors anyway via the corrupt stock market gambling casino. All of this affects our local town and County taxes.
21) The focus of this website is to help good, ethical people (with some modicum of smarts and common sense) run primaries in 2013 for local government seats and replace the corrupt politicians who prostitute themselves by doing the bidding of the controlling elite 1%. This website teaches how to run a primary so that we get people in office who will represent and protect the 99%. Get real change. Make your voice count again either as a local citizen or an elected official.
22) Let's see how much more of a say you have as a local Suffolk County resident. Suffolk County has 1,493,350 people (counting children). As you can see if you are a Suffolk County resident, you have a 1 / 1,493,350 voice here. Let's get even more local. Babylonians have a 1 / 213,603 voice in their government. Brookhavenites have a 1/ 486,040 voice. East Hamptonians have a 1 / 21,457 voice. Huntingtonians have a 1 / 203,264 voice in their government. Riverhead residents have a 1 / 33,506 voice. Islip residents have a 1 / 335,543 voice. Shelter Island residents have a 1 / 2,392 voice. Smithtown residents have a 1 / 117,801 voice. Southamptonians have a 1 / 56,790 voice. Southold residents have a 1 / 21,968 voice in their government. Thus if you live in Shelter Island your voice counts for a lot because they have only 2,392 people living in that town. As you can see, you have a much better chance of being heard in local communities. Think, speak and act locally.
See "Zabby's Poem" on this "News Blog" page at www.runprimaries.webs.com.
You'll find "Zabby's Poem" in "The 99% Versus Banksters" blog dated August 24, 2012 below. Use your find key to locate it or scroll half way down.
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|Posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:40 PM|
NEWS ALERT: Looking for 2st District Assemblyperson candidates to replace Dan Losquadro!
The 2nd District N.Y. Assembly seat abandonded by Dan Losquadro will be filled in in an election held during the general election November 5, 2013 and that will allow you to run a primary!
We expect that after our exposition of the Special Election Gravy Train, the Governor thought better of announcing the vacancy for the 2nd Assemblyman office three months before the Nov 5, 2013 General Election, like when former Brookhaven Town Supervisor Mark Lesko announced the vacancy created by Lesko's own resignation at the last minute.
This last minute political strategy forced a special election which precluded rank and file recognized political party members from running a primary because the signature gathering window had already closed in July of 2012.
But now, one will have a chance to primary for Losquadro's seat by gathering signatures starting June 4, 2013.
In Lesko's case, those that control the State of New York, America simply told Democrat and Republican political bosses which names they wanted written on a piece of paper. Those names, Brian Biedenbender and Ed Romaine, then automatically were put on the ballot, eliminating any competition from surfacing - in other words - affording no opportunity to run a primary.
Rank and file Democrats and Republican will now be able to run a primary for Losquadro's replacement but Conservative, Working Family and Independence Party bosses will be ordered to cross endorse either of the two major party candidates. This represents a political injustice! So Run a Primary!
We thus urge all able-bodied Conservatives, Working Families and Independence Party members to run a primary against those establishment selections.
The Green Party can make this race a three-way race. The Green Party can run a candidate too. Will they? They have plenty of time to get one. Ask Ian Wilder and Roger Snyder, "What's up?" Call Cynthya (with a y) Rossi or Marisa Pizza (like the pie), Wendy Webb or Matt Lavry - all on the Suffolk Green Party Committee. All responsible for the lack of local candidates!
|Posted on April 19, 2013 at 1:30 PM|
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ANOTHER MISSED OPPORTUNITY BY
Green Party member in the 1st Legislative District of the Suffolk County Legislature to replace Edward Romaine WAS NOT FOUND. Romaine walked out of the job paying $91,137 so he could make $112,000 as the Supervisor of Brookhaven Town after former Supervisor Mark Lesko left his job prematurely for a special interest serving job probalbly paying over $200,000. Deadline to replace Romaine WAS December 10, 2012.
Roger Snyder, Chairman, Suffolk County Green Party DID NOT LINE ANYONE UP, NOR DID ANY OTHER GREEN COUNTY COMMITTEEPERSON. Result: A GREEN PARTY MEMBER MISSED THE OPPORTUNITY TO get a $91,137 part time job.
The part time job required that elected official attend a meeting once a month with the other 17 legislators and then attend a few committee meetings the week before.
If you LIVED in Shoreham, Wading River, Center Moriches, Riverhead, Southold, or Shelter Island you WERE eligible. This WAS FOR the January 15, 2013 Special Election which MEANT you WOULD NOT HAVE HAD TO run a primary or gather any signatures. Your name WOULD HAVE BEEN written on a piece of paper by THE SUFFOLK GREEN PARTY CHAIR ROGER SYNDER AND SUFFOLK GREEN PARTY SECRETARY IAN WILDER and automatically YOU'D HAVE BEEN on the ballot.
When John Rouse walked out of his job as Highway Superintendent, he set off a chain of Special Elections which will cost the town's taxpayers from 1/2 to 3/4 of a million dollars. It's a gravy train for the Suffolk Board of Elections.
Stop the gravy train. Vote for Zabby Against the Machine in the upcoming Special Election for Superintendent of Highways, to be held on March 5, 2013. Zabby's an accountant and will audit the Highway Department to root out waste, corruption and stupidity.
Zabby will keep tabs on lurking asphalt paving bid-riggers, cement/sidewalk companies and contractors who want to exploit Town of Brookhaven taxpayers and Suffolk County residents and taxpayers. And why not? These crooks did it in 2005 right under the noses of the politicians including former Suffolk County Legislator Edward Romaine, new Supervisor of Brookhaven.
We don't know how many years the bid-riggers got away with it before 2005 nor do we have any idea if it continues because no one is watching the store! Vote for Zabby and she'll see that checks and balances are put in place at least in Highway. Auditors hired in Brookhaven say there are no checks and balances in any of Brookhaven's departments.
Zabby is an accountant and she'll watch the store and see to it that our roads are paved with quality workmanship for a change. We need to employ more local people.
ZABBY IS PAVING THE WAY
Zabby, with the urging of her supporters, is now carrying on the campaign for 2013 Brookhaven Town Highway Superintendent . It's "Zabby Against the Machine". She with the help of the good working class and with the help of the rank and file union members (both public and private) will steadily overturn the corporate machine's political operator, Edward Romaine.
Zabby and her associates will continue to confront the Culture of Corruption in Crookhaven. Zabby is currently focused on the highway Budget where 39 cents of every tax dollar IN HIGHWAY FUNDS GOES to PAY DEBT SERVICE. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. Zabby believes that the $60,000,000/year Highway Budget should be managed by the Town Supervisor as it is in many other towns.
There should not be a separate elections for Highway Superintendent and Zabby will campaign to end them in the future. Nevertheless, a Special Election for Brookhaven Superintendent of Highways is now underway.
Zabby will be in the political arena to start a grassroots movement against the machine's rigged special election coming up in early 2013 by making it a three way race.
Zabby's New Coalition will go up against political, economic and social injustice. Zabby is willing to be a candidate for the Green Party or a write-in candidate for Highway Superintendent. Whatever is necessary. Please vote for her. After this race, Zabby will run to replace Romaine on November 5, 2013.
Romaine was elected to the Suffolk County Legislature in 2005 and should have made himself aware of the bid-rigging swindle (a big tax drain) and then should have driven to freeze the assets of the bid-riggers and recover the theft of Suffolk County taxpayers' money.
While a Suffolk County Legislator, Romaine did not call for oversight for either the asphalt bid-rigging scandal or the economic collapse of the John J. Foley Nursing Home among other money schemes; Romaine allowed these same bid-riggers to take Suffolk County taxpayers for a ride even while attorney and public advocate Larry Gray of Smithtown sent alert letters to Christine Malaffi, County Attorney and the County Legislature.
In January of 2006, newly appointed Brookhaven Town Attorney Bob Quinlan was aware of the situation and did nothing. Connie Kepert did nothing. The "culture of corruption" continues in "Crookhaven" through today.
It was Zabby, the People's Accountant, who found and exposed the discrepancy and criminal overcharge in the proposed 2006 Brookhaven Town Highway Department Budget to Brookhaven's taxpayers one month before the asphalt bid-riggers were indicted in November of 2005.
Zabby is quick to point out that this was the first year the white collar criminals were found out and caught! How many years had this been underway? How many years did they get away with it? How much did taxpayers lose? and in how many other towns and counties - not to mention states and nations?
Romaine Serves Banksters
Now Romaine, just elected Supervisor of Brookhaven Town, will continue to serve the bankers (who loaned money to both Suffolk County and the Town of Brookhaven) to pay the asphalt bid-riggers and many other special interest groups who ripped off the taxpayers.
Romain's first order of business as Supervisor is to pay the corrupt banksters who bonded the money to pay for corrupt bid-rigged Highway projects and questionable "capital" building and construction projects among other things.
Now, 39 cents of every Brookhaven Town tax-dollar spent in Highway goes to pay off debt service! This is unacceptable.
Zabby will be asking for loan forgiveness and renegotiating all the rates of our huge debt service. Zabby will stand up to these bankers. Romaine doesn't even think in terms of challenging their rules. He is only willing to go along with them.
Zabby Fought Cablevision
She'll Fight the Bankers as Well
Zabby fought Cablevision to get us our Government Access Channel 18 and saved taxpayers millions of dollars. Zabby can fight the banksters for us just as well and succeed.
Romaine plans to either 1) borrow more money 2) raise taxes to pay the banksters or 3) do both.
Romaine may have cleverly lied with statistics provided during the November 29th, 2012 Work Session. Misleading us, Romaine implied that even if taxpayers paid double what they do now, that the doubled amount would only cover the debt service in the General Fund and nothing else!
In a handout given out at the 11/29/12 Work Session (Ed Romaine's first Session), it was stated that "Debt Service Exceeds Property Taxes in the General Fund by 50%."
Actually Zabby believes that the handout's figure was off by one decimal point. The handout should have stated "Debt Service Exceeds Property Taxes in the General Fund by 5% (not 50%).
On November 29, 2012, Romaine asked Tamara Wright, Commissioner of Finance, if Romaine would be correct in interpreting this statement if Romaine said that taxes would have to be raised by a factor of two (2) to just cover the debt service to the banks.
Romaine stated in effect that taxpayers should be charged double what they currently pay toward the General Fund in taxes just to cover the debt service to the banks. Romaine's setting us up for a tax increase big time and/or for bigger debt.
Zabby noted that Romaine was not interpreting it correctly; in fact, Romaine was in error. Worse yet, Romaine further compounded the "50%" error by calling it a "factor of two", thus implying that taxpayers should be paying twice as much in property taxes rather than half as much. But then, that amount wouldn't even cover the other expenses - only the debt service!
Actually Zabby believes Wright was off by one decimal point. Wright's handout should have stated "Debt Service Exceeds Property Taxes in the General Fund by 5% (not 50%). Thus, taxes would need to be raised by 5% to cover the debt service to the banksters.
No matter how you look at it (50%, 100%, or 5%), Brookhaven Town is bankrupt just like Lesko predicted we would be in 2012. The Town Board isn't even aware or maybe they are. What was being said in this Work Session is a veiled attempt to cover up the financial disaster.
But in any case, using the bogus statistic given of "50%", Romaine should have used 1 and a 1/2 or 1.5 not 2. It's arithmetic, Ed. Where were you, Ed Romaine, during your math class? And this man is in charge of our money? Nobody in the room corrected him. What does that say about the other 6 councilpeople: Steve Fiore-Rosenfeld, Jane Bonner, Kathy Walsh, Connie Kepert, Tim Mazzei and Dan Panico?
Using the "50%" figure given, the actual factor would be 1.5 not "2".
The Town Board has hired financial consultants from Munistat - to help us get good ratings with firms like Dun & Bradstreet and other bond rating corporations so that Ed Romaine can create more debt (loans) for our Town- making us serfs to the bankers.
Don't fall for Romaine's rhetoric. If the Commissioner of Finance's figures are reliable (and Zabby thinks there may be a typo in reference to the decimal place) it would mean that in the General Fund, we owe the banks half again what we are paying already for taxes but that may not be the case if it were a typo. It may be that we only owe the banks 5% or (.05) more than we are already paying - not 50% or (.5) more.
In other words, Romaine would like us to believe that we need to pay 1&1/2 times (or 150%) what we pay now. That would justify his raising taxes in 2014. He could use bogus numbers to mislead us so that we sit idly by while paying more than what we currently pay in taxes and try to convince us that it would only cover the debt service.
Of course, Romaine tried to say we needed to pay twice what we were paying as we already explained. In other words he took the typo and really blew it out of proportion.
Zab Taught Math
According to the September 13, 2012 Tentative 2013 Budget, the amount to be raised in taxes to cover the General Fund (parts A & B) is $26,916,442. However $28,614976 is the total Debt Service listed for both parts A & B of the General Fund.
The debt service to banks is greater than the taxes collected which are used toward the expenditures of this particular fund (General) of the three major funds in the Town of Brookhaven. Thus, Debt Service is 6% more than taxes raised.
Of course, even this 6% figure is not good news but debt does not exceed property taxes by 50% as stated in the Nov. 29, 2012 handout.
Zabby went back to the September figures for a cross check on the Town's November calculation. Thus Zabby found that the Town's statement that debt is 50% more than taxes raised is in error.
The November figures used by the Town are based on more updated figures. These more recent figures include a smaller $25,600,000 amount for Debt Service as stated in the November 29, 2012 Work Session handout.
Although, on that date the new tax assessment was not also stated, it too had been probably adjusted down. With both these same figures, Zabby would have calculated 5% down from the 6% calculated with September's figures but Zabby only had one and had to interpolate or estimate.
Interpolating, these adjustments in the actual budget two months later most likely account for the difference between 6% derived using the September 13, 2012 Tentative Budget and what most likely should have read 5% (or 5% over the base tax) two months later in the November 29, 2012 Work Session Handout.
5% not 50%
Therefore, the handout should have said, "Debt Service Exceeds Property Taxes in the General Fund by 5%." - not 50%! A decimal error! and a BIG one which Romaine exploited and compounded by doubling an already bogus and misleading statistic - in effect calling it an increase of 100% or a factor of 2.
People need this knowledge. Without it they will keep electing Romaine and others like him who are fiscally irresponsible. Zabby is an Accountant; she taught Statistics and she understands how politicians lie with statistics. This is important information because people need to be informed so that we're not fooled again.
This explains what appears to be a miscalculation of 50% (50% more than the base tax figure).
Off by A Decimal Point
By all indications, Tamara Wright was off by one decimal point. It wasn't "50%" using her November figures but rather 5% over the 100% or base tax figure.
Correctly translated this would mean that taxes would have to increase by 5% to cover the debt service alone in the General Fund - not 50%. It should be pointed out that just using this statistic as Romaine did is misleading in itself because it is taken out of context and presents a compartmentalized picture rather than the whole.
Taxpayers Sold Out
To cover the deficit, there are fees but those fees are more of a burden on the middle class and the poor while the 1% get fee subsidies or "entitlements." For instance the 1% get to park and land their private jets and planes at Calabro Airport for practically nothing. The rich are parking their yachts at Port Jeff Marina and others for bargain rates. Meanwhile we have to pay to park our cars at our parks and beaches. Our kids have to pay to play ball in our parks.
The airport and marinas like other facilities are mismanaged with no oversight. For example, we can no longer use the amphitheater for picnics on the grass as we listen to free concerts with local artists. It is being leased by a private concern which somehow is able to make a profit although the government couldn't. How is it they can't run thing at a profit? Simple. They have plans to sell off taxpayer assets at bargain basement prices to insiders - to their friends and campaign contributors.
Both Republicans and Democrats bailed out the banks. Vote against the establishment, the bankers and "politics as usual" by electing Zabby on the Green Party Line or write-in line if the Greens can't get their act together in time for the upcoming tentative January 15, 2012 election for Superintendent of Highways.
In 2005, it was Zabby who discovered the overspend for highway submitted by John Rouse to the proposed 2006 John J Lavalle Budget in October - one month before the five bid-riggers were formally indicted. Zabby will say no to austerity and no to the bankers; she'll hire more people by re-negotiating the money solicited by banks and readily being forked over by corrupt politicians who most likely solicited bribes. Zabby will ask for loan forgiveness from the banks like Mexico got during Bill Clinton's Presidency.
Zabby, the People's Accountant will manage the $68,780,605 in the Highway Department's Fund and budget properly and protect the hard and honest town workers and union members by sorting them out from those few corrupt people who have raided and stolen from town tax-payers, including the town employees, and left us with lay-offs and austerity due to their greed. Most likely, it was an inside job as the people in charge sold out our Town and Suffolk County. Why should these few ruin it for the other good and honest Town and County workers? Ed Romaine is part of the machine and its corruption.
In this bad economy, the politicos have a new gravy train via - Special Elections - the current version of musical chairs creating jobs at taxpayer expense for the employees of the Board of Elections and those granted patronage jobs to man the Special Elections at a whopping $200 a day for essentially baby sitting the voting machines during these Special Elections which usually engender a poor turnout anyway.
The total to replace former Supervisor Mark Lesko could escalate to over one million dollars for Suffolk County taxpayers because of the domino ripple effect. Now besides Romaine, elected officials Kathy Walsh, Tom Muratore, Dan Losquadro, and Connie Kepert are vying for the Superintendent of Highway position vacated prematurely by John Rouse.
Rouse's Superintendent of Highways position is now paying $98,534 in the Town of Brookhaven. If one of these already elected officials wins, their seat will have to in turn be filled with someone in you guessed it - a money guzzling Special Election !
Sean Walter, Supervisor of Riverhead and Al Krupski, Councilperson of Southold are vying for Ed Romaine's old seat. Therefore, you guessed it again - another Special Election to replace that winner !
Stop the Gravy Train
Special Elections have become the new Temporary Employment Agency for patronage jobs at taxpayer expense !!!! Zabby will stand up against this political and economic injustice by making these races three-way. Write in Zabby's name on the last line of your Ballot under the column marked "Superintendent of Highways". Stop the gravy train.
Zabby has a lot of solutions: There should be a progressive property tax based on income (circuit breaker legislation) so that businesses who are doing extremely well, whether or not due to good business sense or fraud, should pay more than businesses who are struggling in this poor economy engineered by banking bid-riggers. It's time that the 1% to 20% making more than $250,000/per year pay for their entitlements. Businesses who are not doing well should not have to lose their property because they can't pay the taxes.
Of course, residents should also have a progressive property tax based on income as well. Zabby will see about putting her idea forward so that the state will redo the law to pomote economic justice.
At the very top of the corrupt gravy train, the LIBOR group of world bankers rigged the interbank official interest rate so low that it caused town employees pension funds to decrease. That rate is what banks charge each other for overnight or short term loans. That group is now being sued by other municipalities throughout America and the Town of Brookhaven should get on the band wagon which is now passing on our streets which should be paved in gold. Zabby will get the 99% or bottom 80% a tax subsidy for a change.
Given all the money we paid, our streets should be paved with gold. The theft of taxpayers' money by the asphalt paving companies is grand larceny. These crooks who were only caught once in 2005 probably bilked us (taxpayers of Suffolk County and the Town of Brookhaven) for years.
These corporate pirate asphalt and cement companies probably are operating in Every Town, America as well. In fact, Zabby stopped one in the Town of Smithtown by reporting it to Lawrence and Joanne Gray.
Contact Zabby's staff at (631) 569-6802 to help her out. See Zabby's website: www.runprimaries.webs.com.
P.S. Romaine unashamedly and brazenly will limit free speech in the Town of Brookhaven. So much for his oath to uphold the Constitution and open government. He will create a law to limit the the people's thoughts on government. Is this what America looks like? What kind of Republican is he?
Keep on trucking, Zabby!
January 19, 2013 Congratulations Al Krupski! He won with 6445 votes to Sean Walter's 3076 votes.
January 15, 2013 Special Election
For the 1st Legislative District
Suffolk County, New York
Sean Walter Against Al Krupski
There was a Special Election on Tuesday January 15, 2013 for the First Legislative District of the Suffolk County Legislature to fill Ed Romain's old seat. Both Sean Walter & Al Krupski are against reckless greedy, vulture over-development which has been euphemised as "Smart Growth" and will stand up for our quality of life.
Listen to Zabby's interviews with the candidates Sean Walter and Al Krupski on WUSB.FM archives on the internet.* They were interviewed January 14, 2013 between 1:30pm - 3pm on Zabby's show "A Woman's Perspective on Politics".
|Posted on January 13, 2013 at 4:20 PM|
Yet a Third Opportunity
For a Special Election &
$98,500 Job in Brookhaven
At the January 2, 2012 Brookhaven Green Party Members gathering, Suffolk County Chairman Roger Snyder ADAMANTLY stated that he didn't think he'd have the time to process papers for a Special Election slated March 5, 2013 for Brookhaven Superintendent of Highways because the Green Party's by-laws were more "ethical" than those of the major parties. Pride kills the cat.
Meantime, on that very night, the Democratic Party Chairman Mark Alessi was still looking for a candidate and was determined to get one and to process the papers on time which would have met a January 15, 2013 deadline. Alessi succeeded.
Snyder has dropped the ball again. Snyder has given away shamefully the election to the Democrats and Republicans when he had two candidates in front of him to choose from and the whole Suffolk County Green Executive Committee was present along with a potential Brookhaven Town Co-ordinating Committee as required by the by-laws.
Snyder misled the people by stating that he couldn't designate a candidate "honestly" and with "integrity" at this January 2nd meeting which was advertised for the purpose of getting candidates for 2013 for Brookhaven Town. Snyder just didn't want to do it. Was something rotten in Denmark?
But If we give Synder the benefit of the doubt, perhaps, it is only a difference of opinion and philosophy between the Suffolk Green Party Committee and the new Green Party members as to how to build a party at the local level. Snyder essentially said there was not enough time or money. The majority of Brookhaven Green Party members disagreed.
According to the new members, by not promoting Greens in Special Elections, Snyder is promoting the Democrats and Republicans and supporting the stranglehold they have over politics in Suffolk County.
Some Grassroots Democracy when a five member committee determines what is right according to their opinion and philosophy which Zabby believes is a one size fits all strategy! The majority of Brookhaven residents present a the meeting wanted a candidate to run in the local Special Election.
But from an accounting and auditing standpoint of their internal work process, Zabby said they made sorry excuses for their inability to get the job done. Perhaps, she thinks they were programmed by top down management to "build" the party according to those in the National Party. Is this a wise and effective strategy at the local level. They spoke as if their "system" and "best practices" were the only way to win elections. But then, where is their track record at any level of government?
Snyder and Wilder said in effect that the Green Party by-laws had more red tape than the Democrat or Republican by-laws. Why is that? The Greens have made the noose; they have tied it around their necks and hung themselves with their own by-laws! Is it arrogance or stupidity?
The Greens have created the unlevel playing field for themselves. The Greens own by-laws need to be amended to make it easier for the Suffolk County Green Committee to place candidates on the ballot in a Special Election.
Embarrassingly for Chairman Snyder, there were two very qualified people who were willing to run in the Special Election but Snyder refused to consider either. He had made up his mind that there would be no candidates for the Highway Superintendent Special Election, although a month earlier, the five person committee unanimously chose Zabby to run for Supervisor of Brookhaven in that Special Election.
Zabby, who is now embedded in the Green Party and auditing it, thinks that not using Special Elections as a vehicle for promoting the Green Party is inefficient and ineffective management.
At one point in the meeting Synder said that the Green Party was not able, at any level compete with the major candidates in terms of money. Then he implied that money always wins. So why then have a Green Party, Mr. Snyder, if you believe you need money to win and you don't have any? The treasurer's report, given minutes before by Wendy Dann, was that the Green Party essentially had no money. So what do they expect- pennies from heaven? They're never going to have more money, they should face it and creatively adjust.
Contrary to Mr. Snyder's belief, money is not necessary to win an election.
But if one listens to Snyder's negativity, there will never be a Green Party victory, will there?
What about the Greens like Marisa Pizza who are gunge-ho on "Move to Amend" against the Citizens United Supreme Court decision? Are they going to wait for judicial justice before they particiapate in a Special Election or any other for that matter. Are they going to wait till the courts level the playing field? It would seem that they are spinning their wheels if they are going to wait till the Supreme Court decision is reversed before they run candidates on a level paying field. Zabby ponders then why even have a Green Party of Suffolk?
Is the Suffolk County Green Party just the Suffolk County National Green Party? Even there, where were the candidates in 2012? For example, why didn't the Green Party have a candidate to run against incumbent Tim Bishop or his Republican challenger Randy Altzschuler in 2012? What about against the national incumbents Peter King and Steve Israel?
The Green Party Committee should give new members the benefit of the doubt when they offer to run for local office, appreciating, encouraging and supporting them and their enthusium.
Money isn't necessary to win local elections. Creativity, inspiration, enthusiasm, authenticity, knowledge of local issues, integrity, honesty with common sense solutions can win.
Given Snyder's, Wilder's and Lavery's judgments, these men obviously lack in discernment in recognizing the above assets as potential party builders at the local level. At least, these three committee members seem jaded.
The problem may be that they are attempting to apply the "best practices" and national strategies for running state and Presidential campaigns to local politics. Money does influence those races. At the local election level, a shoe-leather and word-of-mouth campaign can oftentimes out-do corporate money.
Snyder, Wilder and Vice- Chairman Matt Lavery wanted perfectly "qualified" candidates and even recommended Candidate School for a year! Come on! This is just a Brookhaven Town race. Even Jill Stein wasn't perfect and notice she didn't win but at least she was on the ballot!
Zabby thinks Snyder and others on the Executive Committee should graciously resign because if there are no candidates, there is no party. Where are there any Green Party Representatives for Suffolk County residents, or for that matter, in general at any other level of government? Why isn't there a Green Party in Brookhaven or any other town in Suffolk County?
Why does the Green Party exist? To run a Presidential candidate who is bound to lose? Why are good people wasting their time, hopes and integrity on the National Green Party for all these years with nothing to show - no Green Harvest?
They should be running candidates in local elections to build a true grassroots democracy and allow for a diversity of creative election strategies on shoe-string budgets.
Maybe the Green party was created to get good people out of the major parties and thus divert good people from running interference by running primaries in the major parties.
Perhaps, Zabby's original idea that people should join the major parties and not third parties was the best strategy but then again maybe not. Zabby still believes that the Green Party could be a great force at the local level in 2013.
The Green Party has integrity; It only runs enrolled Green Party members as candidates; thus it offers a real alternative to twiddle-le-dumb and twittle-lee-dumber. It opens the door to three way races at the local level with people from the neighborhood.
Those Greens interested in occupying local seats in government now have that opportunity thanks to the heavy lifting that the Green Party did in New York in 2010 when they got over 30,00 petition signatures and over 50,000 votes for their gubernatorial candidate.
Maybe, there still is hope for the Greens at the local level because it now has ballot access at the village, town and county level. Yet, there was no Green Harvest in 2011. Why were there no Green candidates in the 2011 local elections in Suffolk? From the way it looks, given the current negative and nationally focused leadership, there won't be a Green Harvest in 2013 either.
So it's time to gather both new Green Party with established members who agree that the County Party should be nurturing local candidates to fill village, town and County positions rather than National Presidential elections. Any Green Party member can run for office in 2013 without the current Suffolk Green Party's Executive Committee's help by getting signatures on petitions.
New and established Greens can then gather a minimal number of petition signatures from among themselves and force out the current Executive Committee and change the direction of the Green Party of Suffolk. Make the by-laws less stringent and limiting.
If you are one of the 300 Green Party members in Brookhaven Town, start now to get yourself elected on November 5, 2013 and you don't need the party bosses to do it.
|Posted on November 24, 2012 at 10:05 AM|
November 24, 2012 Zabby, with the urging of her supporters, is now carrying on the campaign for 2013 Brookhaven Town Supervisor. It's "Zabby Against the Machine". She with the help of the good working class and with the help of the rank and file union members (both public and private) will overturn the corporate machine's political operator, Edward Romaine.
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Green Party Brookhaven Town members could have got a job paying $112,000/year. No signature gathering would have been necessary. All that was needed was automatic ballot access with Green Party's stamp of approval. But not one Green party member of 300 in Brookhaven Town would come forward. So in stepped Zabby.
Zabby carefully and thoughtfully examined the Green Party's values and came forward in order to occupy the ballot at Ian Wilder's suggestion but Ian Wilder, Secretary of the Suffolk County Green Party Committee and Rodger Synder, Chair of the County Green Party Committee blew it. Although Zabby was unanimously approved as the Green party nominee, Wilder and Synder fumbled the ball; they did not file the papers naming her on time.
Zabby changed her party affiliation to Green from Republican because Special Elections don't allow for rank and file Republicans or Democrats to run primaries. The two major party bosses had rigged the up and coming special election for Brookhaven Town Supervisor on Nov 6, 2012 so that Ed Romaine would win with no challengers except fo on sacrificial lamb who had no chance. This is the second time in a row. Mark Lesko replaced Brian Foley in 2008.
Zabby then screened for the office. Wilder and Synder knew far in advance that Zabby would be changing parties but they did not use forethought and prepare in advance. Although the whole Committee had picked Zabby as their candidate, Wilder and Synder couldn't get organized in time, didn't anticipate the process and missed the opportunity to run a candidate in a local election because they failed to get the papers in on time to the Board of Elections in Yaphank. Zabby was the committee's pick and she would have had her name printed on the ballot had the papers been filed on time but now she is their official write-in candidate.
Perhaps, Ian Wilder and Roger Synder, together or singlely, unilaterally and purposely overided the rest of the Brookhaven Town and Suffolk County Green Commitee's unanimous decision to designate Zabby as their Green Party candidate for Brookhaven Town Supervisor by not getting the papers filed with the Yaphank Board of Elections on time. People in the know (political insiders) think that is definitely a possibility.
Roger Synder, the chair of the Suffolk County Green Committee, apologized to Zabby on September 28th and told her she could be their official write-in candidate and that he would promote her to the 300 green party members in the Town of Brookhaven. Synder did follow through on that. He directed Marisa Pizza, acting Brookhaven Town Green Chair and County Green Press Secretary, to send out the e-mails to the 300 Brookhaven Greens.
Contact Ian Wilder at www.OnTheWilderSide.com. Ask him for his resignation. Also, contact Roger Sneider and ask for his. Tell Synder and Wilder, they missed an opportunity to promote the Green Party at the local level and get automatic ballot access in a Special Election which would have put the Green party into focus at the local level.
Zabby could have run a true grassroots democracy campaign to compete for the office of Supervisor in Brookhaven Town making it a three way race. Zabby's an accountant. As an accountant, she has the talents and creativity to help the Town out of its economic crisis. She is not a political hack and a shill like Ed Romaine and Brian Beedenbender.
Shame on Ian Wilder, an attorney, who said he was familiar with the paper he needed to file as the Secretary. He seems always too busy to do Green Party business and should resign. Shame on Roger Synder too; both lacked the forethought needed to get the job done.
However, the most logical reason to ask for both their resignations, along with that of Vice-Chair Matt Lavery, is that the three are embedded in National Green Party business and are not really that interested in local town, village and Suffolk County poliitics.
Wilder is a Green fundamentalist - a peacenik. He is focused on ending all wars and is focused on achieving that end at the Federal level by getting a Green candidate elected as President of the U.S. He's an idealist and an ideolog. Local politics is not his priority so he should be on the State and or National Commitees - not the Suffolk County Committee. Why should he care about Brookhaven; he has given up on politics in his own town of Babylon? It wasn't worth Ian Wilder's time to get a local candidate on the ballot for Brookhaven Supervisor so he fumbled the ball.
Wilder was too busy writing on Facebook everyday, using it to get Jill Stein elected as President and garner support to end all wars. He has made no progress on that front because the task is unrealistic and flies in the face of human nature.
Wilder, a very talented artist, should further develop his talents and excellent website with his talented wife. They write beautiful poetry and articles together.
So we suggest Wilder join the National Committee and let Marisa Pizza take over. The Green Party needs more organization nationally. For example, one time California and New York didn't even run the same person for President. One wanted Nader and the other wanted McKinney.
Wilder and Synder both need to step down for the sake of the local party. Ironically, the Suffolk Greens are not organized at the grassroots level in the ten Town of Suffolk although "Grassroots Democracy is one of their "Four Pillars". Even Marisa Pizza, acting Brookhaven Green Chair, agrees that there are no active Greens in the town of Brookhaven besides her and Cynthya Rossi even though 300 people are registered as Greens in the town with a population of almost 500,000. There are 1700 Green party members in Suffolk which has a population of 1.5 million. Ian Wilder and Rodger Synder should be working on the National Green Party Committee since they have myopic vision when it comes to local politics: county, town and village.
Rodger Synder should have exercised forethought and planning as well as Ian Wilder and so Synder is just as responsible, if not more for not getting the designating papers filed on time. Therefore, he too should resign along with Wilder.
The current Supervisor, Mark Lesko's last day was September 14, 2012; Lesko abandoned the town for a higher paying job working for the so-called "Accelerate L.I." under the Long Island Assciation's Board which is run by bankers and corporatists under the Long Island Association's Banner. The problem is that Lesko is accelerating in the wrong direction. Mark Alessi, Chair of the Brookhaven Democratic Party is joining Lesko at Accelerate L.I. for another high paying job as well. Doesn't that take the cake? Both are be taken out by the bankers.
Because of Ian Wilder and Rodger Synder, Brookhaven Town won't get the three way race it deserved to have with Zabby's name printed on the Green line. See home page for more.
September 14, 2012 BREAKING NEWS: Supervisor Mark Lesko is resigning. Green Party member sought for his job - paying $112,000. No signatures needed. Automatic ballot access with Green Party's stamp of approval.
|Posted on August 24, 2012 at 1:30 PM|
8/24/12 Welcome. Green Party Brookhaven Town members can get a job paying $112,000/year. No signature gathering necessary. Contact Ian Wilder at www.OnTheWilderSide.com. Get automatic ballot access in the upcomping Special Election to compete for the Supervisor race in Brookhaven Town. The current Supervisor, Mark Lesko is resigning. See home page for more.
7/31/12 Hear Zabby's radio show done yesterday, 7/30/12. Her guests were Robert Freeman, Director, Committee On Open Government, New York Department of State who appeared as an expert witness in Zabby's Media Trial; Bob Quinlan, Brookhaven Town Attorney, although not present, was put on trial for giving poor council to Supervisor Mark Lesko in regard to the Open Meetings Law; guests Henry Terry and Maria Papa spoke on the theft of property from Senior Citizens in their area but is is going on all over. Terry also put questions to Robert Freeman, a 38 year government employee.
7/23/12 Hear Mary Dai on Zabby's radio show done today from 1:30pm-3pm. She is a singer who will knock your socks off. She sang "Titanium" and "At Last." See how Zabby weaves these themes into "A Woman's Perspective on Politics." Hear all about the July 17, 2012 Brookhaven Town Board Meeting and its indirect censorship. Go to our Power (About us) page for help to hear a replay on WUSB.FM, Stony Brook University's free speech radio.
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The Towns are working on the 2013 budget now. Tell them to default on the debt service as many cities and towns are doing due to the looting of American towns' assets by bankers. The manipulation of the LIBOR (London International Bank Official Rate) interest rate has caused losses to the towns. This rate was attached to derivatives and investments in town and city pension plans. The proposed budgets of Suffolk towns and County are austerity budgets which will penalize rank and file, good government employees and the public. Instead, let there be austerity for the bankers, vulture speculators and bondsmen.
Also listed to the left are the pages of features located on the home page. Sorry, but the search engine seems to be disabled and so it will not get you to the pages listed in the column to the left; instead, you must manually click the Home page on menubar above, then scroll down for the page number and feature you want to read. Be sure to see the entire collage "A Frankensteinian World: A Capitalist MONSTER" on Page 7 which is an original hybrid prose/poem collage featuring a cartoon and punctuated by 20 premises from Derrick Jensen's Endgame. Here is section 3 of the six section collage; see if you like it:
A Frankenstein World: A Capitalist Monster: What went wrong? "When did the world start going wrong?" is a better question. Who is responsible? Why did they do it? Where did it start? How could it happen? Sociologist Zabby, M.A., has some of the answers for you as she continues to connect the dots during the continuation of this hybrid prose-poem collage interspersed with non-fiction:
In the beginning, there was tribal society before the continental drift. There was one land mass, its center now referred to as Africa, where archeologists tell us the bones of the oldest human are found - a black woman. Black historians now are relating a different history, accrediting themselves with the creation of the world as we know it. So back to that scientific beginning.
Tribes. Politics. Strong vs. weak. Eventually, tribal warfare. Slavery. Domination and subordination. Exploitation of one's fellowman. Control. Force. Slaves. The pyramids. The nature of man. The cradle of civilization. Slavery rocks the cradle. Loss of the commons. Private property. Property tax. Loss of public parks and places. Religion. Inquisition. On our knees. Culture clashes. Apartheid. Discrimination. The Nature of man. Seven billion people. Disparities. Inequalities. Gettos. Eugenics. Genocides. Seven Billion.
Industrial Revolution. People forced from the land, from a living, from self-sustaining hunting, fishing and gathering. Agribusiness. Here in our backyard: the 1%'s wineries in Suffolk County. Suffolk family farms and dairies gone. Loss of land for growing food. Food self-sufficiency gone. Loss of waterfront property. High property taxes for middle class 99%. Tax subsidies for the 1%.
Absentee ownerships. Landlords. Global elite. Plutocracy. Internationalist. Trade. Exchange. NAFTA. CAFTA. So-called "Free Trade." Investments. Speculation. Elite internationalists or the global elite. Division of labor. Competition. Economic violence. Seven billion. Dog eat dog. Communities breakdown. Poverty. Emigration to America. Standard of living reduced. Environmental degradation increased. Consumption. Markets. Waste. Cities. Urban sprawl. More autos than people. Oil companies. Deforestation. Car exhaust. Carbon monoxide fumes. Lung disease. Seven billion people. Surplus. Waste. Government subsidies. Money. Advertising.
Lawns. Whose grass is greener? Fertilizers. Monsanto. Round Up weed killer. Bees die out. Monsanto. Agent Orange. U.S. Veterans die out. Seven billion people. Genocide. Water sprinklers. Runoff. Waste. Water shortages. Mowing the lawn. Lawn-slaves. Exhausting lives. The nature of man.
Boundaries. Countries. Empires. Western Civilization. Ideology. Wars. Our children - toy soldiers- pawns of the 1%. Expendable. Slavery. The UN. NATO. IMF. World Bank. Subjugation under the guise of "human rights." Economic warfare. Sanctions on Cuba. Sanctions on Iran. Lyin' politicians. Computer led take overs by coup de tat in the guise of so-called "revolutions." Deception. Assassinations by U.S.. Hypocrisy.
Looting of pensions by a few. Redistribution of wealth to a few in control by force. Rigged national and state election charades. Serfs. Corporations. Vulture Capitalism. Marshall Law. Banksters. Interest (Usury)(a Sin). The Gulf Oil Spill. Dead fish. Dead wild life. Polluted shell fish. Livelihoods gone. Japan - nuclear explosion. Radiation. Contaminated rice, seaweed, salmon, sushi. Wage-slaves. Slavery. Seven billion people. Debt-slaves. Surplus. Pollution. Waste.
Plastic. Death by plastic. Credit cards. Plastic money. Two jobs to survive. Overtime. Fracking. Natural Gas. Earthquakes. Water shortage. Polluted air. Excrement. Methane gas. Cesspools. Water contamination. Seven billion - world's population. No jobs.
Technology. Computers. Robots. No jobs, let alone two for each. Labor expendable. Civil wars. The nature of man. Pillaging of Africa's mineral resources. Now pillaging of America's resources by Canada, England's British Petroleum. Pillaging of the Middle East by America, England, France, Italy, Germany. Seven Billion people.
Free time. Boredom. Loneliness. 56% U.S. literacy rate. 56% high school drop out rate in some municipalities. Gambling. Pornography. Cigarettes. Human chimneys. Lung disease. Alcohol. Drugs. "Happy robots". Self-deception. Celebrity religion. Celebrity sports. NFL corruption. Stadiums at tax payer expense. NFL billionaires. Dependence. Addiction. Television. Waste of time. Dumbing down of Americans. Propaganda. Debt. Corruption. Depression. Alienation. Anomie. Families break up. Self-centeredness. The nature of man. Seven billion.
Intimidation. Domination. Subordination. Oppression. Austerity. Peak population. Population bubble. Survival of the fittest. Violence. Jails. Prison industrial complex. Police state. Repression. Billionaires behave badly. Get out of jail pass. The nature of Man. Seven billion. Cowardice. "Robotons" or conformists. Cogs in the machine. Economic slaves fight among themselves. Gated communities. Homeland security. Security for corporations. Permits for free speech.
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7/13/12 Hear Zabby interview Rosa Koire as she uncovers UN Agenda 21 (Smart Growth not only in Suffolk County but across America). Go to WUSB.FM (90.1FM) archives to hear the July 9, 2012 show, "A Woman's Perspective on Politics," Mondays, 1:30pm - 3:00pm. See our Power(About Us) page above if you need additional help navigating.
7/712 Be sure to come back and check this blog for upcoming details about the incompetence and corruption exhibited by Brookhaven Town's Zoning Board of Appeals and the Building Department all under the authority of the Town Board of Brookhaven. Spota should investigate Brookhaven Town for bribery as he did and found in Smithtown. Agena 21 with the code words of "Smart Growth" and Visioning Plan 2030 is going on throughout America to turn our land resources into rental property and you into a serf renter. Currently befor the Zoning Board of Appeals is an appliocation by a vulcher developer to shoehorn a second house into a 150 foot front with a 22,500 Sqare foot lot in an established 80 year old two block street.where no house is alike. This neighborhood is a adjacent to a newer cookie cutter development and the variance is being determined as though it were a homgeneous area. Even then, it is only 72% in compliance. Compliance used to be determined by a 200 foot radius from the subject house but was increased to 500 feet radius by the Town Board as the builders lobbied and supported the politicians' election campaigns. The Brookhaven Zoning Board of Appeals is ruining and destroying communities, also allowing McMansions to destroy the social cultural and historical fabric of BrookhanTown's neighborhoods - turning them into Monopoly game pieces.
7/4/12 Happy 4th of July, fellowmen and fellowwomen who care about our country's future.
6/17/12 Happy Father's Day. Ron Paul caused a stir in Iowa. He is still in the Republican Race. He's a good man. He is against senseless war and therefore a big defense budget. New York will elect Obama anyway so each of you independent thinkers can vote for a man who makes sense economically and socially. If you want peace, Ron Paul is the choice for the blue state of New York. Former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson is the Libertarian nominee. Jill Stein is the Green Party nominee and Rocky Anderson is the Justice Party nominee (out of Utah), Rocky is an independent minded Democrat. What about you? How could any God-fearing, peace-seeking Democrat re-elect Warrior-in-Chief Obama? Wouldn't it be fair to say that you are a hypocrite if you do?
6/8/12 Yes! Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. She won. She's going to fight Wall Street. Let strikes replace collective bargaining. Who cares about Scott Walker? Unions can bring back wild cat strikes.
6/4/12 Let's hope Wisconsin has a successful recall of Gov Scott Walker who would dare balance the budget on the backs of the middle class.
5/25/12 Congratulations to the 400,000 in Qubec, Canada. They marched in solidarity with the students to protest the abridgement of freedom of speech.
4/28/12 Click the Economic Justice page on menubar above for our admonition to the Christian and Jewish religious institutions (communitites?) called "Judaic/Christian Economy? or Judaic/Christian Hypocrisy?" Scroll down to Part II on the Economic Justice page to find it. It speaks truth to some of the 1% who control and oppress us.
5/19/12 Did you realize when you first saw the movie "The Sting" from 1973 that it was a version of Occupy Wall Street when a group of people got together to win a fortune from a criinal banker? The Paul Newman character says, "No sense in bein' a grifter if it's the same as bein' a citizen." after referring to the corruption of Wall Street.
5/17/12 Happy 1st anniversary Occupy Wall Streeters.
5/15/12 Ron Paul is still in the race but rather than play on moneybags Romney's terms, he is busy gathering delegates. He has not "suspended " his campaign as the establishment would like you to believe so vote for Ron Paul if you prefer a Republican. He's in it till the end.
5/7/12 Gary Johnston is the Libertarian nominee for President.
4/28/12 Ken Churchill is reading poetry at the Inquiring Minds bookstore, Saugerties, New York today. He is also reading an exerpt from Zabby's "Earth Day Poem". You may want to see our Earth Day Hybrid Prose-Poem Collage called, "In the End," which is on page 7 of our Home page. Complementary to it is "In the Beginning," on page 6. Manually scroll 2/3 down the Home page to get there. Techies can use the "find" function to find "page 7". Wanna learn how the "find" function works? Wanna find a high paying job? See how to use it and your government in our Introduction to how to run primaries on our home page. The "find" function will come in handy to help you better explore our extensive website for what you crave.
Our website will expose you to the political process, empower you so that you can make your voice and issue heard even if you don't want to run for political office at this time. You can still participate in the political process and get results at the local town, village and county level.
4/14/12 Mitt Romney's company, Bain Capital, is truly bane. Bane defined: to wound, make sick. 1) deadly harm; ruin. 2)the cause of harm, death, etc. 3) deadly poison. He has looted the pensions of healthy small businesses, borrowed against them, using them as collateral and than allowed them to go bankrupt with job loss. He has ruined and harmed good small business in America and set up replacement jobs in China. He is a Charlatan. Vote against this internationalist with no loyalty to America on April 24, 2012, anyone but Romney.
4/3/12 ChrisGarvey was a guest on Zabby's radio show done on 4/2/12 at 1:30pm - 3 pm on 90.1FM radio. Missed it? Hear it on the web 24/7 by going to WUSB.FM. Scroll down the "Weekly Schedule" to Mondays, 1:30 pm - "A Women's Perspective On Politics"; click left speaker icon. Repeat the process to hear the last part of the show by clicking the right speaker icon 2nd time around. (Note, you can only hear one hour at a time.) Also, you may have to first download a free Winamp.com Media Player to hear it if you have a microsoft system. Link to http://objectromney.blogspot.com.
3/31/12 You know the song "you have to be carefully taught to hate", well keep it in mind as you read the following post. Examine how people ranging from our soldiers to Newt Gingrich -- our society in general -- have been programmed to hate. Americans want out of the war. The 38 year old Staff Sergeant who shot 17 Afghans was crying out to get out of there - to come home. Obama, Hillary Clinton, Leon Pinetta, and David Petraeus should be put on trial for the crimes against Afghan's working class not this poor soldier who was taken away from his wife and two kids, who had to drown his pain in alcohol, who had sustained a brain injury in combat, and was sent back into active duty thereafter anyway, who was exploited and pushed into four tours of duty over 10 years. Why? There wasn't a job for him at home.
Along with Obama, Hillary, Petreus and Pinetta, Bush, his father and Bill Clinton should be on trial in their so-called "International Court," not the 38 year old distressed soldier. He was their "gun" but they pulled the trigger for the finaciers (the 1 %) they serve. All of these puppets and their money-bagged corporate and bankster mobster puppeteers used our working and middle class kids as pawns to go around the world under the guise of peace to supress, repress or kill the workers of other nations for the benefit of the 1% and their repressive regimes. Using US taxpayer money, the rich with their "private" mercenary militia - the US Military and British Military - continually pirate the natural resources of the Middle East, Africa, Haiti, South America and many other countries.
The people we kill to get control are chaulked off as "collateral damage;" our soldiers are termed "troops" and are "paid "guns." War turns people into objects. Both Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul made salient comments. Especially Newt Gingrich honed right into this soldier's feelings: "Get it over and done with." The soldier, Sergeant Robert Bales, decided to take the bull by the horns. The soldier probably overheard or took part in a lot of talk, "just talk," among the commanders about how we could win by just annihilating the enemy lock, stock and barrel. However, those were not their orders. The soldiers knew we weren't getting anywhere with a ground war. But Newt Gingrich spoke with a forked tongue at first saying we shouldn't be there but commented we didn't have the resolve or whatever, when he added, "We're not prepared to be ruthless enough to force them to change." on "Face the Nation," March 13, 2012. Who is he to think we should force another culture to change?
Some men can be so callous; many of those are republicans: we pray and hope that the women's vote will determine the 2012 Suffolk County Republican Presidential Primary for Ron Paul, who, though for the defense of our country, is against these unwinable, "undoable," and senseless wars in Afghanistan and elsewhere. It's time to question and see the futility of war. We in the working class must not attack the working class of other nations, thereby allowing the pirating 1 % to steal the natural resources of other nation's indigenous peoples.
Nations should be able to freely trade with each other, interdependently, without gouging each other. It is common sense. Dying the richest man in the graveyard is vanity. You hypocritical Christian bible thumpers, look up "Vanity of Vanities" in your concordance. Reality is a communal experience. We create the world together as we interact. No man (or country) is an Island. We are all interdependent. If you are familiar with the rest of the website, we are not for a one-world community either nor "global citizenship." Interdependence of sovereign nations, each with its variety and own uniqueness, that's beautiful. Community is necessary for the survival of the family. Community First. Family values second. Republicans have their priorities illogically ranked. Afghans value grassroots communities; they call them "tribes." Take a lesson, Newt.
War a "noble cause," says Bush. Baloney! Oil. You sheep who follow these vitriolic, bellicose "shepherds" are deceived by the antichrist. Mind your own business; we are not the policemen of the world.
Obama will be elected and we will have a perpetuation of war for peace -- what we have now. Why? First of all waging perpetual war to get peace doesn't even make sense. So why will senseless war continue? Because the Republican Party picked a sacrificial lamb who will lose against Obama. Moneybags Mitt Romney has his foot in his mouth most of the time. Another reason Obama will win is that no one in the Demoratic Party will run a primary against him either.
"To deny a man a job is to say that a man has no right to exist." Work with all in the 99% to overcome systemic genocide by joblessness.
3/17/12 We support the release of Marion Price, Irish political Prisoner. Contact Owen Patterson, Irish politician and demand her release. Call Hillary Clinton et. al. as well. Happy St Patrick's Day.
3/3/12 See our new page, Object Machine's Candidates on the menubar. You will see Zabby's Constitutional objections to Mitt Romney's and Rick Santorum's requests to be placed on the New York State Republican Presidential Primary Ballot on April 24, 2012. See next posting of 2/24/12 to see why she and Chrisopher Garvey each objected in seperate filings.
Special Bulletin: Obama, Romney, & Santorum
Not Natural Born
Occupy the NY State Board of Elections
Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5
of the U.S. Constitution:
No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
Read more to see links to objections to Obama's petition for ballot access in the November 6, 2012 election and objections to Romney's and Santorum's request for ballot access to the NY Republican Primary April 24, 2012. Although Romney was born in the U.S., he is not a natural born citizen and accordingly does not qualify as a candidate for President as per the U.S. Constitution Article 2, section 1, paragraph 5. He is not a "natural born" citizen because his father was born in Mexico. Neither is Santorum, whose father was born in Italy. You probably already know that Obama's father was born in the British Colony of Kenya, Africa'
So if this bothers you, you must file the general objection which doesn't have to include the specifics about why you object to Santorum having ballot access before the deadline February 24, 2012. Then you will have six days from February 24, 2012 to make a specific objections to Santorum's request for ballot access. Without reading the whole blog tonight, all you need to do is make a general one page objection, then go back and file a longer specific objection concerning Santorum's father's citizenship; just follow the examples given at ObjectObamaNYBallot.blogspot.com for samples of general and specific objection letters for both republicans as well as a link to an Obama objection. It is too late to object to both Obama and Romney but you can still object to Santorum till 9 pm tonight. See the objections made in the link ObjectSantorum.blogspot.com. After you mail your general objection, you have till March 1 to file the specific. You must be a registered Republican to object. The Albany address for mailing your objections is Election Operations, Board of Elections, 40 Steuben St., Albany, New York 12207. Just say you are making a general objection to Santorum obtaining ballot access in the April 24, 2012 Republican Presidential Primary election and the General Election November 6, 2012. Also make a general objection to his list of delegates. Add that you'll send your specific objections within six days. Date it and sign it as you are registered to vote. By the way the Hickville Post Office is open till 9:00 pm Monday-Friday. So much for corporatist politicians, their special interest groups, and their multinational corporations and Obama's failed promises.
If you would like to object to Santorum (his father was born in Italy), go to the ObjectSantorum website where you will find sample documents. In the case of Santorum, deadlines are as follows. The General objection is due by Feb 24 and the Specific is due by March 1, 2012. Also, you must include to the NY Board of Elections proof of registered or certified mail receipt(s) to him or his agent(s) for delivery to said agent(s) of a copy of your specific objections. Mail copy to them first and then mail receipt together with the original copy of specifics to NY State Board of Elections. Of course, always keep a copy for yourself with copies of all receipts. Note Chris Garvey, esq. also objected to Obama, whose father was born in Kenya, Africa. Hey are you for the U.S. Constitution or not? Find another objection to Obama by Christopher-Earl Strunk at http:/obamaballotchallenge.com/new-yorker-files-obama-ballot-challenge
Can you imagine the 1% attempting to erode the U.S. Constitution. Well believe it; for real shock and awe see the following orchestrated by democrats between 2003-2008 to give a Hail Mary pass to Obama:
Link to see a "Blockbuster Revelation - Mini Documentary" by ppsimmons evidencing eight attempts to change our Constitution, Article 2, section 1, paragraph 5 by democrat Congresspersons Vic Synder, John Conyers, and Dana Robrabacher, and three democrat Senators McCaskill, Hilary Clinton and Barach Obama as well as Republican Senator Nichols botched counter. Scroll down when you arrive at the link; hit start arrow to see and hear video; remember to turn on your speakers.
2/ 24/12 Ken Churchill will be back on Zabby's radio show Monday Feb. 27, 2012 at 1:30pm -3pm, WUSB 90.1FM on your dial. He will talk about the eroding of the US Constitution. Visit him on Youtube.com and at his website HomelessLandModel.com.
2/21/12 Be sure to hear Zabby's news breaking WUSB radio show of 2/20/12, by going to WUSB.FM. Scroll down the "Weekly Schedule" to Mondays, 1:30 pm - "A Women's Perspective On Politics"; click left speaker icon. Repeat the process to hear the last part of the show by clicking the right speaker icon 2nd time around. (Note, you can only hear one hour at a time.) Also, you may have to first download a free Winamp.com Media Player to hear it if you have a microsoft system.
2/3/12 Romney doesn't "care about the poor". Today Romney says he "didn't get it right". Afterall, he wanted us to consider all the speeches he had to give. He asks shouldn't we overlook one little slip up? Gingrich called it a "boo boo" and in so many words rightly pointed out that the Republican Party can't risk having him as their candidate because he will lose. We agree. However, we predict a win for Money Bags Romney in Nevada and Maine. Romney is woefully ignorant and lacking in compassion. He thinks that the middle class represents "90% or 95%" of America's population. In fact, it is much less; between 45%-50% is more like it. That should give you pause. The middle class is constantly shrinking.
1/30/12 We need means testing for corporate taxation rates. Hear all about it on Zabby's radio show done today at 1:30pm - 3 pm on 90.1FM radio by going to WUSB.FM. Scroll down the "Weekly Schedule" to Mondays, 1:30 pm - "A Women's Perspective On Politics"; click left speaker icon. Repeat the process to hear the last part of the show by clicking the right speaker icon 2nd time around. (Note, you can only hear one hour at a time.) Also, you may have to first download a free Winamp.com Media Player to hear it if you have a microsoft system.
The Florida Primary is tomorrow. Florida is not really considered part of the South and so we predict that establishment, money bags Mitt Romney will win. Mitt, one of the 1%, put in about 5x's the money that Newt did and was in Florida running ads way before Newt. Mitt is a sacrificial lamb and he is being played to lose. Hopefully insurgent Newt Gingrich will go on to defeat Romney so that we can have an honest contest between Obama and Gingrich. The best we can hope for is that deligates get apportioned by agreement among the candidates.
1/20/12 We predict that Newt Gingrich will win the South Carolina primary. See our 12/10/11 and 11/14/11 posts below. We also predicted that Steve Bellone would win the Suffolk County Executive race and that he and Cuomo would bring casinos to Long Island. We imagine that you heard Cuomo's recent State of the State Address paving the way for casinos to compete with the Indian Casinos. He uses the pretext that the New York State could rake in profits when we all know that with creative accountants, his ganster friends will be the only one's with the corrupt racketeering profits alla Atlantic City. Trump didn't pay taxes, remember because he operated at a loss somehow.
1/15/12 The following was on our home page but we have transferred it to our News Blog today:
Hillary Clinton (the Wicked (crooked hypocritical) Witch of the West) could be in the 2012 presidential fray as well or will she be a loyal democrat like weakling Kucinich, who always bows out of Presidential elections just before the convention? Hillary flies around the world, as Secretary of State, on her gas guzzling "broom" threatening other governments with sanctions and NATO, drones and no-fly Zones much like the Wicked Witch in the "Wizard of Oz" but with more advanced technology. She hypocritically chides foreign government leaders for repressing and oppressing protestors in their countries but doesn't lift a finger to stop the abuse and repression of America's protestors. She really works for the 1%, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.
We are predicting at least a three way race for President in 2012. Just in - Rocky Anderson created the Justice Party and is running for President on an independent line. However, he'll need a lot of help and luck, money and/or signatures to get on the ballot in 50 states. He should have started four years ago on Public Access Television. We'd at least know what he looked like. He is a former mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah. He hasn't a chance. 1/6/12: Just in, Hillary may be the Vice-Presidential candidate. Elder Biden may stay in China; Obama wants him to deal in China. So much for Hillary.
1/13/12 The U.S. Air Force is the greatest consumer of fuel oil. Say no to ridiculous policing of foreign countries. Say no to austerity. The so-called "Defense" Industry is the biggest budget guzzler.
1/10/12 If Mitt Romney gets the nomination, Obama will win the election. He represents the 1% plain and simple. His equity business, Bain Capital, downsized productive and profitable American businesses, bankrupted them and restructured them to move to China and other foreign countries. In New Hamshire, we think Jon Huntsman will emerge a contender. He could beat Obama.
1/6/12 Next Monday, 1/9/12, on 90.1F radio at 1:30pm - 3pm, Zabby will interview 95 year old activist Sidney Gluck.
12/29/11 Last night the first People's Caucus met in Iowa. It was fantastic. Hear it by going to WBAI.org archives. Retrieve "Five 0'Clock Shadow with Robert Knight", 5 pm, on December 28, 2011. We need on in Suffolk County. Who would like to organize it? No need to contact us. Do it on your own; feel your power. Hear what others have done by going the WBAI's archives. Listen to WBAI on 99.5FM radio.
To hear Zabby's radio show follow directions on the Power/About Us page above. Note, it is only available in archives for one week. On January 2, 2012, Sidney Gluck, 95 year old activist, will be back. Tune to 90.1FM from 1:30PM - 3:00PM, Mondays.
If you heard the 12/12/11show, you'd have Zabby's commentary on Newt Gingrich's statement, during the 12/9/11 Friday debate, that the Palestinians are "an invented ... people". Gingrich is basically using Jewish religious scriptures to determine his foreign political policy - or - using political Zionism. Religious fundamentalism is rank and prevalent among American politicians. Next we'll be confirming that the Pope is controlling the European Union (actually some say he already does). Religious fundamentalists seem to be controlling the world. The Islamic brotherhood has a foothold in the Middle East. America helped that transition. Iraq was secular before Bush got there. So if we elect Gingrich as President, Israel along with Christian Zionists will be controlling America's purse strings. Gingrich, with all Hitler's mannerisms, is mixing religious fanatacism with politics and surging in popularity. Remember, it's the Christian Right that gets out the vote. This clammer for religious control is ironic when so many Americans just seem to be worried about the Islamization of America. It's the sheepish people who can't separate religion from the state and are prione to fascism. We invite these zealots to see our scriptures both New and Old Testament (Holy Scriptures). How about you seeing our take on religion and its potential usefulness in our "Judaic/Christian Economy?" page above. Click it like Dorothy clicked her rubby red shoes in the "Wizard of Oz". Maybe it will take you home to a heavenly kingdom "which is at hand" and highly recommended by the rabbi Jesus.
Say, do what you can to elect Ron Paul, a sane alternative. It only takes a few good people to change the world and given the average I.Q., we're lucky that only a few are needed. If you are intelligent you won't be offended or take this personally; you'll agree and even appreciate our "Milliterization of the Police in the US" article below. All others, Good Bye and good riddance but please read our "Judaic/Christian Economy?" page before you go.
Marshall Law is on its way and has already reared its ugly head. Fascism or the rule of government by corporations is alos already in effect. Read the following and weep or maybe not. The experiment in democracy in the British colony of America (America didn't really win the Revolution) is no longer being tolerated by the still ongoing concern of the British Empire (Bank of England in conjuction with London, the Finance Capital of the World, and its associated Bankster partners, war mongers and corporatists, German and French, etc.). The nation of America has been dissolved. Chasmatic and skillful traitors like Thomas Friedman have convinced the unthinking majority of America that the World is Flat. Bulloney. Most unthinking fearful Americans say institute Marshall Law (Homeland Security) to protect us. The conformists and happy robots say enact the Patriot Act to protect us. They are the ones who generalize and say that the Occupy Wall Street crowd should get a job. The scarcastic don't realize who makes up to the Occupiers; they just dismiss them all with one broad brush stroke. These critics believe Newt, Fox News, Rush, Beck and other religious fascist fanatics. They have been programmed one could say with religious propaganda. One of our coalition puts it best, "The fascist masses are arses." As for the rest of us, read the following and weep.
Say bye, bye to Free Speech and the first Amendment. The press is being targeted as well. Again, building an alternative economy, ecology and community is a solution being offered at www.RunPrimaries.webs.com. Study our website to get some more ideas. We'll be back after Christmas. For now our gift to you is a Christmas Story wrapped in our Documents/POCLAD page. Merry Chrismas. What are your values? May your New Year's Resolutions be guided by our home page and its articles.
12/12/11 Thanks to all who did not elect Karen Wilutis to the Suffolk County Legislature. Karen Wilutis was either incompetent or dishonest as Brookhaven Town Attorney in at least a couple of instances, according to a few townspeople. With Wilutis's misinterpretation of the law, Wilutis tried to take from the people their right to vote in special elections. Wilutis did not succeed. Wilutis also allowed Cablevision to dictate their policies - some of which are definitely not the same as the law. In doing so, Wilutis allowed Cablevision to circumvent the law and to withold another 3rd channel worth millions of dollars from the people. It was yet another overflow Governmental/Educational Access Television Channel which would have benefited our kids and shown the sparse meetings of the Suffolk County Legislature. Cablevison would have had to run it for us as they ran both the Public and Government Access Channels. Brookhaven's kids would have profited from it already and for over six years starting in 2005 had it not been for Karen Wilutis. John Jay LaValle could have gotten the credit for getting that channel worth millions of dollars too. Think of the legacy that would have been even for his own kids. To his credit, La Valle did at least secure Channel 18 and used Chris Gamboni from Economic Development to manage it saving taxpayers money. Hey, we didn't even get into the paving bid riggers that slipped by on Wilutus's and LaValle's watch. She didn't even freeze their assets so taxpayers could get back their money. Want more?
12/9/11 Zabby will interview Chuck Zlatkin, United Post Office Union Leader on 90.1FM radio Monday, December 12, 2011 between 1:30 - 3 pm. The Post Office will close 3700 offfices and 250 processing centers. We support the union and Zabby has already calles both Steve Israel and Tim Bishop @ (631) 289-6500. If Suffolk County Congressmen cannot save the Post Office, fire them. Be sure to call Peter King as well.
12/5/11 Hear Zab read "A Chrismas Story" pertinent to this website's message on WUSB.FM radio. See the Power/About Us page above for directions.
12/3/11 Suffolk County Republicans are calling for the resignation of John Jay LaValle, Chairman of the Suffolk County Republican Committee. He wasn't able to win even one new seat out of a possible 19 seats at the Suffolk County Legislature. Democrats outnumber Republicans 13 to 6 (including County Executive position).
12/2/11 Newt Gingrich will win the Republican 2012 Primary. See our 11/14/11 news posting below for more.
11/30/11 Did you hear the Federal Reserve Bank printed 3.3 Trillion dollars to buy Italian and another country's bonds to ease the interest rate that Italy and one other country will have to pay to their creditors so that the Euro doesn't collapse? Italy has the biggest debt of all the European countries.
11/28/11 Hear Zab's WUSB.FM radio show done today with an excerpt from the 11/22/11 Republican Debate featuring Ron Paul. Zabby's guest was Chris Garvey. The Women's Party endorses Ron Paul and his libertarian Republican point of view on the war, on foreign military aid (to Israel, Egypt, and other countries), on the Federal Reserve Bank, on the "'War' on Drugs", on the Patriot Act, on America's Police State (euphemised "Homeland Security") and America's occupation of Iraq and countless other occupations. Link to Ron Paul.com/2011-11-22/watch-the-cnn-National-Security-Debate.
11/26/11 Hey, Hey! for Hugo Chavez who on "Black Friday" withdrew all his country's gold bullion from Europe's Central Banks. Yes, now there's a bull market in the independent, sovereign nation of Venezuela.! Bueno! Score a big one for the 99% against the banksters. What about you, Suffolk County, New York, America, did you move your money out of Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, etc to a credit Union on Black Friday? Last we heard, thanks to Chavez and the nationalization of the oil industry, citizens of Venezuela were paying 12 cents per gallon for gasoline, the people's God-given natural resource. Chavez said no to empire building in his country. There's an example of leadership and representation of the 99%, Obama.
Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York, American Supervisor Mark Lesko should take an example from Hugo Chavez. Represent the 99%! Renegotiate the debt service on 418 million plus bonds and stop funding future cement company side walks in Brookhaven! Fund "needs" not "wants". Economics 101. Move the town's money to credit unions. Stop giving Corporate Welfare to big developers. Other Suffolk supervisors and legislators should do the same.
There are four (4) lawyers, including Supervisor Lesko, on the Town Board of Brookhaven. They should be able to design laws that guarantee the performance of so-called "developers" who are really speculators who get zone changes on a piece of property with promises to develop it but instead "flip" the property undeveloped with upgraded zoning at a profit. Hey, guys, put some consequences in the law for such slum landlords. Simply reverse, the zoning back to its original and place a vacancy tax on these creeps. Fire these politician/lawyers who would give a tax subsidy to these liars. Start means-testing those who you would provide with incentives.
11/24/11 Happy Thanksgiving? Not for the native American Indians' progeny. However, Happy Thanksgiving if you are celebrating. As you celebrate, consider that our local police departments are buying military weapons for crowd control; the police state is alive and well at taxpayer expense. In Egypt, 37 or so are dead as they protest against an outed and blatantly open military dictatorship which is still alive and well despite the Arab Spring. That script is ready to be played in the USA but eat and be merry - while you can. The 1% is happy to see you distract yourself with football, alcohol, drugs, pornography, food, TV, internet games, and SHOPPING. Tune to 99.5 FM after you have a rude awakening - or better before.
11/20/11 “There's a time when the
operation of the machine becomes
so odious—makes you so sick at
heart—that you can't take part.
You can't even passively take
part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon
the wheels, upon the levers, upon
all the apparatus, and you've
got to make it stop. And you've
got to indicate to the people who
run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the
machine will be prevented from
working at all”
― Mario Savio
11/20/11 Thanks to all who voted against former Commissioner of Garbage Collection, Huntington, who is and currently but soon to be former Supervisor Phil Nolan, Town of Islip. Zabby has been working against him steadily over the past four years on Channels 20 and 115. Two years ago, she worked against his son, Pat. Some people in the County have recognized that Zabby's Public Access Television program factored in heavily to defeat Angie Carpenter, Republican candidate for Suffolk County Executive. It is the republicans fault that you can't see the County on television.
11/19/11 We have added two articles among other things. See one of our new articles added to the Judaic/Christian Economy page on above menubar. It is Part II of the page so scroll down when you get to that page. It addresses the 1% of Suffolk County. Also, if you haven't already seen it on our Home page, we have recently added an excerpt 2 entitled the "Twilight Zone of Suffolk County Dirty Politics". Scroll down that page to get it.
11/18/11 "Crookhaven" is still an apt word for the town of Brookhaven; the corruption just got swept under the rug during the Foley Administration and still lingers and its scent pungent. Oligarchy and plutocracy still live in Brookhaven. Indeed, 2005 style "autocracy" described by Steve Fiore- Rosenfeld and Brian Foley on Zabby's Government Access show is not apparent anymore but it gets worse.
In fact, a magnanimous Supervisor Mark Lesko is surrounded by those who mislead him and cover for each other. His 2012 budget was pretty good as it was, but last night, it was unanimously amended to restore the salaries of both the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Sixth (6th) Councilperson Dan Panico made the laughable comment that paying these guys $20,000 for meeting once a month would ensure that there was no corruption.
Eleven other amendments passed. No matter which town you live in, you might want to hear Zabby's November 14, 2011 WUSB.FM Radio show on the internet. See the "About Us" page to get to it and see it before November 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm when Zabby will replace it with a new show.
Zabby suggests that the 1% start making up the deficits in the 2012 town budget by making tax deductible contributions to non-profits formerly funded with taxpayers money.
Also, Zabby asked each of the Brookhaven Town Board members on behalf of the 99% Brookhaven Occupy Wall Street movement to fund-raise the unavailable funds, each in his own district; the town board members have the best access to the waterfront multimillionaires and billionaires - the 1% within Brookhaven's boundaries; town board members can ask their rich constituents to contribute directly to the non-profits and/or invest in small businesses. The latter investment is called venture capitalism and has tax advantages as well. Brookhaven could provide this model to towns, villages and municipalities throughout America. You'll be able to Zabby's testimony concerning these two ideas on the Government Access Television Channel 18; look for 11/10/11 & 11/17/11 meetings.
All these elected officials, no matter where they live should contribute all their left over campaign contributions to the 99% too. Levy's $4,000,000 raised in a corrupt pay to play scheme could have helped a lot of people instead the money was returned to the guilty by association to re-funnel into the political machine. District Attorney Spota should have put Levy in jail as well as Legislator Lou D'Amaro. State Comptroller Hevessi went to jail for two years for the same crime. See Newsday's April 8, 2010 article on Levy and D'Amaro and D'Amaro's wife, Christine Malaffi, Suffolk County Attorney under Levy.
Look for the November 10th and 17th meetings if it doesn't take Andrew, the cameraman, a year and a day to get them on channel 18. He edits them! Some citizens say they've been edited out and censored. Meetings just cut out before they are over. These meeting should not be edited at all and should get to the people in a timely fashion. With the direction of the Supervisor, Commissioner of Finance, John O'Neal, is in charge of getting government programming to Cablevision but he too is mislead on the details needed to get the job done effectively and efficiently.
Cablevision is not at fault. The Town of Brookhaven is to blame. Cablevision takes its orders from the town. The town just doesnt't know how to work with Cablevision, let alone the laws that prohibit censorship.
Every town resident and Town Board member in Suffolk should be "commanding the rich to be generous". See the Bible, I Titus Chapter 6. We need a Christian Economy but we can settle for an Islamic Bank branch in each town along with each mosque. Too bad Cecile Forte, Chairman of the Brookhaven Town Planning Board didn't specify that as a condition of expanding the mosque in Selden and putting up another in Medford. These Islamic banks were even applauded by the Vatican - the Pope himself - because these banks are truly Christian and follow the bible; they don't charge interest. Ironic, isn't it? Note, Cecil Forte recently was asked by Jessie Garcia to run a campaign for Supervisor against Lesko. Of course, she lost.
Want even more irony? For your convenience we have included an article entitled, the "Judaic/Christian Economy", on our Judeo/Christian Economy page above. The article is from our 2nd website, www.PowerplayBook.webs.com. Our article, "Judaic/Christian Economy" was in play before the "Occupy Wall Street" movement began. This article is more pertinent than ever. It has been edited recently and speaks to the 1%.
So click the Judeo/Christian Economy page above, then scroll down to the article "Judaic/Christian Economy" and find out what you can tell the rich elite in your town. Please join us, tell your politicians to go to their rich constituents, among the 1% making the most money in your town, and start a fund raising campaign for two projects: 1) get money to seed local entrepreneurs who need money to start businesses which will provide local jobs and 2) get them to make tax-deductible contributions to social programs which had previously been supported by taxpayers but cut because of austerity budgets.
11/14/11 Brookhaven will vote on its 2012 Budget November 17, 2011. Meeting starts at 5pm we think. Call 451-9100 to confirm. You can speak on the budget resolution.
The following is an excerpt from our 11/6/11 entry at www.powerplaybook.webs.com:
"Republicans don't want you to see the damaging letter against Angie Carpenter, who is running for County Executive. Steve Ballone, her opponent is the Supervisor of Babylon - the ONLY town of ten in Suffolk County not on the Government Access Television Channel. Forget transparency and accountability when he is elected; he runs a pay to play government. Yes, Zabby predicts he will win - in the choice between the lesser of two evils. Zabby predicts "Baloney" will serve the Gambling lobby special interests and bring casinos to Suffolk County - slot machines to begin.
Cuomo (the crook from HUD) will make it all possible. You heard it first herein the Powerplay Book."
Zabby has a 100% track record in predicting local and presidential elections. In 2006, Zabby predicted Bush II would win his 2nd term.
|Posted on October 2, 2011 at 4:35 PM|
Eighteen (18 Suffolk County Legislators increased each of their salaries to $91,197 to do a PART TIME JOB where they all meet together ONCE A MONTH most of the time. Then small groups from 5-7 of them meet ONCE A MONTH for somtimes as little as ten minutes. Zabby has gavel to gavel video tapes to prove it. The rest of the time they are taking photo-ops to get elected as a career politicians. This is why they don't want to be on television like every other level of government because then you'd see what a waste of money they are and how corrupt they are. Each of us has one of the 18 legislators. Find out who your legislator is by looking at a map on our "Candidate List/Map&More" page above. Then you might just want to fire the bum in this bad economy to send a message to Washington, D.C.
Although recently our website accommodated the Community's need for Primary information and results and now General Election info; our website, "http://www.runprimaries.webs.com" was initially intended to solve the conundrum of having to vote for the lesser of two evils. The Run Primaries website in addition to three others lays out a four (4) phase strategy for how a grass roots community can self-determine and empower itself, let alone get high paying employment.
It shows how community members can get a job in this bad economy and make a difference in the community by running for political office year after year and win. Eventually, we will replace career politicians who serve only special interest groups rather than their community, and who will do anything they are told for a paycheck.
Zabby's New Coalition is here to help potential candidates formulate pertinent campaigns and to give community members an understanding of the reasons for the US's economic collapse and how it now trickles down to affect us in Suffolk County. Some of our pages connect the dots by taking a national and international frame of reference and applying it locally to Suffolk County politics. For instance, see the "Economic Warfare", "Strike Against Austerity" and "Who's Pirating Whom?" pages above.
Although this website will get back to its original intention, we are glad to meet the demand for election news, thus we have created some additional websites to meet your individual needs and which in addition cover phases 3 & 4 of our New Coalition's strategy. See below to determine which one is the best fit for you.
After the election, we will be transitioning exclusively back to this website's original purpose, giving you Phases 1 & 2 of our overall strategy, which will help you, your neighbors and your friends get high paying $60,000- $91,197 "part-time" jobs in this bad economy. (For that amount of money these politicians shoud be working a 40 hour week, what do you think?) Find out what your town elected officials are making by asking them directly. If replacing the politicians by taking their jobs is something that interests you as well, go back to the home page and scroll down and see Zabby's New Coalition describing Phase 2 of our strategy and for more on both phases 1 & 2 go to the "Independents & History" and "How to Run a Primary" pages.
However, we will be glad to redirect you, if necessary, to one of our other three websites depending on your interest. You might like to Bookmark, tweet and befriend all four (4) websites for future reference. Shout it out for us, if you will please, in your individual social networks. Spread the word and soon we'll have the bases loaded and hit a Grand Slam. Then we will take Suffolk back and fight corruption, cronyism, waste, stupidity and taxpayer bailouts in many shapes and forms and we will get transparent accountable government on television and other venues.
Also within our websites, there are ideas for us to create a counter economy that will compete, in the true capitalist sense of the word with these global multinational conglomerates that care nothing for Americans but only wish to exploit our natural resources. There are community resources avialable.
Here in Suffolk, foreign banksters and Wall Street speculators especially want our real estate with waterfront views. Also they want even more control of our agricultural land. Already, East End wineries have replaced cabbage and potatoes. These wineries, run by rich elites, make expensive wines and plenty of money. Yet these same elite are recipients of corporate welfare subsidized at taxpayer's expense; it's called agri-business subsidies. We wouldn't be surprised if they own Monsanto stock.
Suffolk County may not even be able to feed ourselves as the global economy implodes unless we exercise our God-given power, or innate survival mechanism if you will, to determine land use by using "Home Rule Law" among other valuable resources. Learn about these in the pages above (for instance, see our "Links" page) and also in our 2nd website, The Powerplay Book.
Our 2nd website created in late August 2011 works in conjunction with all our websites. It is like the center of the wheel. It is named The Powerplay Book and it will bring you deeper into "The Twilight Zone of Suffolk Dirty Politics" giving give you the reasons why you ought'a be in politics and why the incumbents now in office need to be replaced. And why not you replace them? You are significant; you have dignity. That's what Phase 3 is about, helping you to believe in yourself and not these lying politicians.
The second website will give you a socio-psychological approach to get beyond politics. So if you get a chance, visit The Powerplay Book to learn about it. Then you too might want to put into practice the suggested, daily, year round discipline which is Phase 3 of our strategy. While you're there, check out the "Twilight Zone 2011", the "Banksters" and the "Judeo/Christian Economy" pages among many in our 2nd sister website The Powerplay Book or click the "Home" page above for an excerpt highlighting "The Twilight Zone of Suffolk County Dirty Politics" and if you like it, then visit when you have a chance:
To introduce Phase 4 of our General Strategy to replace that is fire career politicians, we've created two new additional sister websites which also meet the need for election news. We started these websites on September 14 and 15, 2011 and they will be dedicated to giving you even more on the November 8, 2011 local elections with daily updates so you'll want to keep coming back to keep on top of it. Visit and bookmark these as well if you like as we make the transition from Phases 1& 2 to Phase 4 of our Strategy ("Vote the bums out!"):
www.SuffolkElections.webs.com Covering 2011 elections
The Women's Party with endorsements.
Both of them will continuously be updated and will work in conjunction with The Powerplay Book.
For local politics with a national and international perspective, Zabby will tell us like it is as she does on WUSB 90.1FM radio, Mondays 1:30pm - 3:00pm, when she does her popular "Where's the Dirt?" segment. See Zabby on Public Access Television. For her schedule, see the "About Us" page above.
Additionally, we're sure you'll enjoy www.womensparty.webs.com which has endorsements and "A Woman's Perspective on Politics."
|Posted on August 23, 2011 at 3:10 PM|
How's your attitude? Need a power transplant? Need a job? Then click:
www.PowerplayBook.webs.com "The Powerplay Book" is a book in progress, unfolding Phase 3 of our strategy which is a year round, daily-discipline, life-style work-out which will uplift and build your self-esteem and bring joy and purpose to your life no matter what you choose as a career. It could also result in a job you never considered in any field. We, of course, would like you to consider entering the political arena.
For instance, "The Powerplay Book" just might change your beliefs about the political arena and show you how you can make a change for yourself, your family, your neighbors and the larger Suffolk County Community.
Visit the above "Powerplay Book" website and use it in conjunction with the "Run Primaries" website. Both can be coupled for reference and used to plan ahead for the years to come. Doing so could turn into a job for you, family, friend or dear neighbor. Again, the info in "The Powerplay Book" can be used to help you develop and do well in any career.
Learn phases 1 & 2 of our strategy to replace the incumbents by running primaries and getting an independent ballot line as a back-up to insure ballot access at the "Run Primaries" website, where you are currently. The information you need is on our "Independents & History " page above along with our Home page feature, Zabby's New Coalition.
Hope to see ya in The Powerplay Book of local Politics and in political office someday. You'll have fun reading about the Twilight Zone of Suffolk County's Dirty Politics. It will inspire you to take their jobs - code name - "Suffolk Spring".
Get these incumbents out one by one. Strike them out. Click Powerplay Book above for the daily discipline phase 3 and find out for yourself.
Of course, Nassau is rife with corruption and dirty. We hope someone in Nassau follows our strategy to beat them at their own game. No matter where you live, use our websites as templates to take back your neighborhood using "Home Rule Law", referendums, recalls and ATTITUDE.
Forget lobbying, protests, marches, phone calls, letters, etc. They don't work over the long run. Meanwhile people become disappointed with empty promises and mollifications. Instead, TAKE THEIR JOBS and tell them to shove it...they ain't workin' here no more. This is both doable and profitable. Study our strategy; study both "The Run Primaries" and "Powerplay Book" websites; the time is ripe. Grass roots movements will work and send a message to Washington, D.C.
|Posted on July 28, 2011 at 7:15 PM|
Beware Suffolk County. The following could happen in Suffolk. Today it was reported that Jefferson County, Alabama declared bankruptcy. Nassau County is in bad shape as well:
This Monday, August 1, 2011 is the Nassau Coliseum referendum where Nassau residents will get to determine their debt. Nassau County Legislature's Republican majority want to bond $400,000,000 to build a football stadium for private interests at taxpayer's expense. Just four (4) months ago Republican County Exec. Mangano used the National Interim Finance Authority (composed of Goldman Sachs associates and other financial magnates) to call for a wage freeze on county workers. Austerity! (Like in Ireland, Greece etc.) The proverbial fox is watching the hen house. Last January the State Board seized control of Nassau's finances which had failed to balance its $2.7 billion budget. Now Mangano and the unions muscle the coliseum deal to a vote on a MONDAY in AUGUST. It smells like a rat. Please vote against this CORPORATE WELFARE! A stopped clock is right twice a day and likewise NIFA is right on this one. A better pro union alternative strategy to create jobs is for the union, to instead, put pressure on Wang to bring a business consortium together to invest and profit-share in the venture. In other words, let the rich 1% foot the bill - not TAXPAYERS! Rank and file unions members need to get smart; stop increasing your own taxes; you don't have the same tax loopholes and Wall Street accountants who cook the books. Get on the right side of history. Unions and their bosses are in the 99%. If your union boss is going corporate, REPLACE him. Are we right or not? Then we need the CSEU and other unions to stand up against austerity for county workers, senior citizens, children, small businesses and practically everyone other than the rich developers and corporations - happy to put us in their debt-service.