Friday, April 4, 2014

I won


I won an appeal, Freedom of Information request against Columbia County. 

The county is hiding evidence that they have many no show, fake jobs. The most obvious, as ran on the front page of the Albany Times Union, involves the felony larceny of Tal Rappleyea. 

Rappleyea routinely billed in excess of 24 hours per day. He was paid by municipalities without submitting as much as a scrap of paper. The comptroller knows about it and refuses to investigate. The attorney general claims no jurisdiction. The local DA Czajka promoted Rappleyea as prosecutor in one town AFTER acknowledging Rappleyea's criminality in a meeting. The state police refuse to act. Pat Grattan, chair of the CCBOS, knows this practice of theft, millions stolen, continues even now. 

Rappleyea is not alone. New Lebanon paid Andrew Howard 24,000 for 45 minutes of "work." That works nicely with his fake county job.

Paul Czajka's secretary was Rappleyea's wife and he refuses to get off the case. Some more background here

Oh, and I have an art opening next week and some classes for children and teens around town. Knowledge is power and all that, democracy, etc. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


The supreme court voided campaign contributions limits.

Meanwhile, the top .1 percent of the country in wealth controls 12% of the nation's wealth, which is about the same as the bottom 50%, on in other words, some 30 thousand people have as much wealth as 160 million people.

In short, that's ridiculous. Morally, economically, environmentally, democratically-- in no way is that a good thing, to give a small group of people so much power over the rest of us.

One dollar, one vote. I mean it's just bullcrap.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I have to follow up on this. When is the final decision coming? And then there is this.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

international law

This article says American foreign policy is arrogant and Obama is a huge disappointment. This article is about the terrible abuses in North Korea. This wikipedia page is about the Chinese annexation of Tibet in 1951. This disgraceful law is emblematic of US paranoid nationalism. In this piece, Abdulrahman's grandfather points out that Barack Obama killed a 16 year old boy in cold blood for no coherent reason (and many other people) on October 14, 2011 and has kept it up since then.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

how to fix the world

Today happens to be my birthday. So, to celebrate I would like you to indulge me and read this article. I will also like to take a break and write a bit, and in a few short paragraphs diagnosis the problems of the human race and fix them all.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Politics still stinks in Columbia County. This is hypocrisy. The State Police won't lift a finger to touch Robert Fitzsimmons, Columbia County Attorney and active is supporting and encouraging the felonies of Tal Rappleyea and other, likely including himself, stealing millions and still there and still stealing but they will run a sting on a woman syphoning off $20,000.

Monday, October 21, 2013

article in the Albany Times Union and a BREAK IN by the supervisor at the Board of Elections

Frank Serpico is back on the anti-corruption trail, this time in upstate New York, Columbia County, after a developed chopped down his trees and did not get a ticket from the zoning officer because the developer was paying rent to the mayor (supervisor).

Thursday, October 3, 2013

the 9th amendment

Here is the wiki on the ninth amendment. Ever heard of the ninth amendment? Here is what it says:

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

Reading the history of the amendment and even just the plain language, what this amendment says, as Madison and Hamilton made clear, is that the list of rights in the first eight amendments is not the whole list of rights.

All the ninth amendment says is there are rights out there that are not in the Bill of Rights.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

what did I get for that $437.50 I paid Tal in 2009?

Here is the audio from a town meeting in which Tal admits he did wrong.  A link.

Here is the piece of paper he gave me.

I do not have audio of the 2010 meeting when he hit me up for the grease online at this time but I do have this. And here is the back and forth about them destroying the tapes they later found.

Here is Tal's nonsensical letter to the CCBOS. If you read this letter, then listen to the actual tapes of the 2010 meeting, which I have not yet but will post here, you see that Tal is simply lying.

Don't forget this, 26 hours a day billing. If you are new to this blog, don't miss this and this.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I won in state court

I've been meaning to blog about this case in Half Moon and about the hypocracy (like hypocrisy but as a form of government, like autocracy) of this charge when the County Attorney's office is stealing way more and the DA know ALL about it and does nothing, same with the state police and comptroller. 

But before I could write about that, I won in state court. To review, I paid a kickback to the Stuyvesant Town Attorney Tal Rappleyea of $437.50 in June 2010 and got a permit to run a business. The Zoning Officer Gerald Gerry Ennis showed up wanting his grease too, which I refused to supply. So, the zoning officer revoked my permit.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

an epidemic

False timesheets. Some get prosecuted, some, like Robert Fitzsimmons, Tal Rappleyea, Barrett Mack, Hoag, and Andrew Howard, get away with criminal activity, even though the District Attorney, Paul Czajka, and CCBOS Chair Patrick Grattan absolutely know that the activity is ongoing.

Monday, July 22, 2013

on another blog

Over at my blog about my grandfather's manuscript about the Spanish Civil War, I reflect on the war in 1936 in Spain from the perspective of the US in 2013.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

cop on the beat (BAR association) was on the take, also sending in fake timesheets? well, that explains why they gave the local guys a pass for doing the exact same thing, doesn't it?

The guys in Albany had to resign, so why are Fitzsimmons, Grattan, Howard, Hoag, Mack, Stack, Garvey, Czajka, and Watz still on the job?

So, crooked lawyers who cheat on timesheets are supposed to resign right? Rappleyea resigned. The people named above are all involved in submitting false timesheets or aiding and abetting the submission of false timesheets. So, guys, resign. Much more money involved in Columbia County Attorney office than in the scandal in Albany, more people, longer time, more money looted by Fitzsimmons.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

sunshine again, another morning, another long night

The state police officer said, in audio, "I don't know what your agenda is."

(more audios to come)

Now, I should be able to report a crime in a purple thong, a full length Indian feather headdress, holding a picture of Che Gevara. If the crime is a crime, the police should take my statement and investigate.