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#321 Jun 7, 2013
Who ever revealed classified documents to the British new paper Guardian on the NASA secretly monitoring our phone calls must not have trusted the U.S. news media. He/she knew that they are in the tank for the current Washington D.C. administration.
H/she may have feared that the US news media would have contacted Washington DC and he would be in jail by now for treason or some other trumped up charge.
I speculate this could be a contagious patriot act and more will follow.
#322 Jun 7, 2013
And to think so many elected a Marxist puppet to the White House because he is 25 % African . And that is not African-American. His Arab(Luo tribe) & African families have no ties to America . Where was that honesty & transparency in Gov't. this LIAR campaigned on ?
#323 Jun 7, 2013
You should admire and commend him for working the system to perfection. He and his wife are only two votes.
I blame the Catholic and Jewish voters who doctrines and policitial views conflict with his platform, yes they blindly voted for him in very high percentages.
How many Jewish MDs supported him knowing his Medicare mess?
#324 Jun 8, 2013
Let no one rob the honest public of hope that indictment justice will eventually be served to the mob valley RICO "qualified" consortium and their member cohorts of corruption.
#325 Jun 9, 2013
'Fat Cat' Union Boss Ousted After 'Napping' Photo Leaked
Mark Rosenthal's 15-year tenure as the head of one of New York City's largest unions came to an end Wednesday, after photos leaked of the 400-pound boss purportedly slumbering through his workday.
At the end of May, The York Post put one of the unflattering portraits of an apparently sleeping Rosenthal on its cover, along with a damning description of Rosenthal's daily routine (into the office at 2 p.m., followed by lunch and a nap, then out at 4 p.m.) and eating habits (monthly food bills of $1,400, charged to the union coffers). All the while, Rosenthal was taking home $156,000-a-year, from dues paid by some of the city's poorest laborers.
Rosenthal, now the former president of Local 983 of District Council 37, which represents 3,000 municipal workers, countered that he worked 12-to-14-hour days, and that his back-pain medication made him a little drowsy. "I'm 60 years old, so if I eat during my lunch hour and take a little medication, can't I close my eyes?" he told The Post. "Is it so outrageous?"
He also claimed that the Post's sources were participants in a smear campaign against him that was designed to help one of the union's vice presidents, Joseph Puleo, win Wednesday's vote.
More: Unions' Secret Strategy To Win Back Workers
And Puleo did, in a landslide, with Puleo's supporters showing the Post's knack for puns with lines like "The fat cat has been sleeping, and we're going to wake him up today."
With a napping Rosenthal seeming to be the embodiment of negative union-boss stereotypes, conservative rabble-rouser Glenn Beck remarked that "when union workers are fed up with it, something's very wrong."
But lucky for him, Rosenthal apparently has a fairly thick skin. During his speedy ascent from obscure Parks Department truck driver to union boss in the late 1990s, many claimed that they'd "break his legs" because of his outspoken criticism of union waste and corruption. Rosenthal even got his predecessor to pay back $400,000 in excessive expenses.
More: The Real Reason Unions Are Dying
The Baruch College dropout, who was with the Parks Department for 27 years before taking the union's reins, is also often the butt of a joke because of his weight. When Rosenthal was rushed to a hospital after suffering a stroke in 2003, he was too wide for a stretcher, so had to ride on the ambulance floor and ended up injuring his back and struggling to breathe. He also was too large to fit in the MRI scanner -- or the hospital's bedpans, so was told to eliminate body waste in his bed, on himself.
In response, the City Council introduced a bill to ensure that there were ambulances on the road that could transport the morbidly obese -- "Putting the Big in The Big Apple," sneered the blog Gawker.
#326 Jun 9, 2013
break up the teachers union with their outragious salaries and pensions.. let them have a 401K for retirement like any one else these days.
if i have to pay teachers salaries as a taxpayer i shouldnt have to pay for their pensions, that should be on them
those pensions are breaking all the school districts surplus around..
#327 Jun 9, 2013
I agree but it should also apply to every elected official, law enforcement employees, public safety officers, state, local, county and federal works, In other words all those paid for by tax dollars. Instructors and college professors also would be included.
The only exception would be military forces. Pensions remain unchanged because of their low starting pay and stress of being away from their families and dangerous assignments.
#328 Jun 10, 2013
May 23, 2013
Former judge accused of stealing cocaine
HARRISBURG- Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced today the filing of criminal charges against retired Washington County Common Pleas Judge Paul Pozonsky. Pozonsky is accused of misappropriating cocaine that was submitted as evidence in drug cases he presided over.
The case was presented to a statewide investigating grand jury, which recommended the charges against Pozonsky.
In May 2011, Judge Pozonsky began to request that police bring to his courtroom the controlled substances-usually cocaine-- that had been confiscated in drug cases, according to investigators. The controlled substances would be entered into evidence and retained by Judge Pozonsky or his staff.
In May 2012, State Police investigators, pursuant to an Order issued by the President Judge of the Washington County Court of Common Pleas, examined the evidence envelopes and found cocaine was either missing or had been tampered with.
Pozonsky is charged with the following:
4 counts of theft;
1 count restricted activities;
4 counts of possession;
4 counts of theft by failure to make required disposition;
1 count of misapplication of entrusted property; and
1 count of obstructing the administration of law.
Pozonsky was arraigned this morning before District Judge Robert Redlinger and released on $25,000 unsecured bond. The case will be prosecuted in Washington County by Senior Deputy Attorney General Michael Ahwesh.
A person accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
#329 Jun 10, 2013
Don't cops in the port have a much higher chance of being fired at than those troops currently abroad? Sad, but true
#330 Jun 11, 2013
You have a good point and the Port and other similar crime laden municipalities are true urban combat zones. However, our troops are at risk 24/7/365. No shift work or days off and terrible weather conditions.
So far our law officers do not have big risk of IDs and bobby traps and so called friends turning on them. Also, fire fighters in other municipalities have been fired upon.
#334 Jun 20, 2013
Street rumors persist that the State Grand Jury continues to host the presence of some prominent, esteemed, narcissistic and nefarious local dignitaries.
This should cause a run on sleeping pills for some and high profile lawyers will be salivating and jockeying for representing some beleaguered and terrified clients.
Is the ice getting thinner by the hour?
#335 Jun 21, 2013
i give out hand jobs to local political officials
#336 Jun 23, 2013
It this a fund or fun raiser?
Are you contributing your unreported income to the Mob Valley Legal Defense Fund Cartel?
Boy inexperienced Mayor Luke may need help from every source to escape the federal dragnet of his alleged nefarious behaviors and the Post Gazette exposed activities of his cohorts.
The public commends the Post Gazette and its unrelenting investigative reporters for their frequent and detailed reporting on the external events pertaining to the secretive Federal Grand Jury.
What a contrast to the McKeesport Daily News who does selective anti-negative diffusion reporting on the Port only.
How about the missing copper at the MACM? The misuse and personal use of a fire truck by the Mayor's fireman friend? The alleged subpoena by the AG served on the Palisades? The mysterious alleged resignation of the top person in the Performing Arts Corporation at the Palisades. The alleged subpoena served on the City for video slot machine mechanical device fees?
The Port seems to be the hub of the Mob Valley and leads in cover-ups including the historic MPD overtime scandal cover up. Interesting that the Feds are asking question about the Pgh Boy Mayor overtime but MPD O/T scandal was successfully covered up by Port Administration.
The local news and TV media were totally silent on the massive video machine raids conducted about December 12, 2012 and all the actors who have been alleged invited to participate in the speculated State Grand Jury presentations. Great job of suppressing the news and promoting government transparency in the Port.
How do City driven cover ups enhance the virtues of RESPECT and HONESTY?
#337 Jun 23, 2013
Ciavarella one of 33 caught up in federal corruption probe in Luzerne County
Last Modified: February 19. 2013 3:43AM
Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan were the first of 33 individuals charged in the federal corruption probe in Luzerne County. Ciavarella and Conahan were charged in January 2009 with accepting $2.6 million from private individuals in exchange for rulings that incarcerated youths in two juvenile detention centers. Both withdrew guilty pleas and new indictments were filed in September 2009.
Conahan pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy in July 2010 and is awaiting sentencing. Ciavarella in February was found guilty of accepting kickbacks and tax evasion and acquitted of charges related to incarcerating juveniles for profit. On Thursday, he was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison.
Read more at http://www.topix.com/forum/city/mckeesport-pa...
#338 Jun 24, 2013
When will the authorities complete their work in the North East of the Commonwealth and restart with vigor and enthusiasm in the Mob Valley?
#339 Jun 29, 2013
Former Democratic Senator Leader Mellow has been in solitary confinement since his arraignment in June, his attorney Daniel Brier said. Mellow is serving a 16-month federal prison sentence for his conviction last year of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. He waived his right to appear at the hearing.
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#340 Jun 30, 2013
Word on the street is that mayor's lawyer is negotiating a plea deal that would allow the mayor to plead no contest in exchange for a sentence of house arrest at Nemacolin Woodlands. Seems the commonwealth of PA has an extraordinary number of gift certificates to the recently named casino.
#341 Jul 1, 2013
Word in the news media said that his body guard alleged that Mayor Fluke was a target of a federal grand jury investigation.
If that allegation is accurate, then Mayor Fluke could be presented with a federal grand jury indictment before the election of a replacement. That is not good, in fact that could be a real game changer for his free life style that the immature Luke Fluke seems to cherish. His free as a bird behavior could be morphed into a federal designed and maintained jailbird cage if an ironclad indictment ensues and the government prosecutor prevails.
#343 Jul 8, 2013
All the Port politically connected and politicians are free from any threat of investigations. No subpoena or indictment is forthcoming.
They did nothing wrong and the law officials after a cursory look could not find a thing out of order in the Port.
The missing scraped city vehicles never existed and no one purchased tires from a PW employees. This was all rumor, myth, and speculation.
We commend our city officials for their honesty and integrity by passing the investigative test. We knew all along that all was legally correct in Port operations. The Port is corruption and DUI free.
This post thread is now defunct and history.
#344 Jul 8, 2013
did you ever try to catch a fart in the wind ?,,,,,,,,maybe the stench but not the actual fart.........same apples here.
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