Pittsfield politics forever
Bolshevism

Pittsfield, MA

#456 Oct 3, 2013
Carl Shylock wrote:
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The devil is in the details jonathan, they're corrupting our youth. eVeRyWhErE....
Oy.
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/08/01/maste...
What a wonderful link Carl as to the how and why so many of our youth get turned into dependent brainwashed subjects owned by creditors through usury, taxes, and shackles.
It has nothing to do with rights and everything about subversion and control.
Tommunism

Plattsmouth, NE

#457 Oct 3, 2013
Bolshevism wrote:
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What a wonderful link Carl as to the how and why so many of our youth get turned into dependent brainwashed subjects owned by creditors through usury, taxes, and shackles.
It has nothing to do with rights and everything about subversion and control.
Well, You found a way out of that Tom, perpetual unemployment.
Gray Alien Probing

Plattsmouth, NE

#458 Oct 3, 2013
Bolshevism wrote:
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It has nothing to do with rights and everything about subversion and control.
Well then bend over Tom!
What a fool believes

Pittsfield, MA

#459 Oct 3, 2013
Have you read any of Jonathan Melles interesting takes on the condition of Pittsfield and if it could quite possibly be a sign of things to come for America?
Do you understand the concept that the largest employer of the city of Pittsfield is, the city of Pittsfield.
Or are you just going to be an idgit all day?
It is what you do best.
Pittsfield politics

Amherst, NH

#463 Oct 16, 2013
I believe Dan Valenti's observations about Pittsfield politics is realistic. Where I disagree with Dan Valenti is that he cannot radically change the structure of Pittsfield's finances without ruining thousands of people's financial security. The #1 employer in Pittsfield is the city of Pittsfield. After the large public workforce in Pittsfield, thousands more work for non-profits like the Hospital. If Dan Valenti cut the city government's finances, thousands of local residents would lose their jobs and financial security. Where would these people go? Lose their homes, pensions, healthcare, etc? How would Dan Valenti get a Fortune 500 corporate elite business like GE to move back to Pittsfield? There are no wealthy financial institutions in Berkshire County anymore. The corporate elite does business in global cities across the globe. It is not 1950 anymore. The only thing left for Pittsfield and Berkshire County is small business growth. What is Dan Valenti's plan to grow the local economy of scale? He would cut taxes, which would destroy Pittsfield's already fragile and depressed local economy because so many local people depend on tax dollars for their livelihood. There would be no demand for goods and services from small businesses in Pittsfield, but taxes would be cut under a Dan Valenti administration. Pittsfield has little to no power over its local economy and financial inequity in the short-term. That is where I think Dan Valenti is so wrong about Pittsfield politics. Where Pittsfield can change its community is in the areas of poverty, welfare, teen pregnancies, high school drop-outs, public education, and crime. Pittsfield should start to care about is fellow residents and stop all of the social injustices and inequities.
Pittsfield politics

Amherst, NH

#464 Nov 1, 2013
Mayor Dan Bianchi is to blame for all of Pittsfield's problems!
* Homelessness in Pittsfield
* Teen pregnancies in Pittsfield
* Thousands of welfare caseloads in Pittsfield
* High municipal taxes and fees in Pittsfield
* Low median incomes in Pittsfield
* GE's toxic waste PCBs pollution in Pittsfield
* Job loss in Pittsfield
* Population loss in Pittsfield
* Substandard public education in Pittsfield
* The Good Old Boy network in Pittsfield
* Hundreds of Millions of Dollars of unfunded liabilities or municipal debts in Pittsfield
* The #1 employer in Pittsfield is the City of Pittsfield
* The #2 employer in Pittsfield are non-profit organizations like the Hospital
* There are no Fortune 500 corporations in Pittsfield
* Thousands of local workers depend on tax dollars in Pittsfield
* The vested interests in Pittsfield vote for Pittsfield politicians who ensure out of control and unsustainable municipal finances
* The "Kapanski" family gets screwed by Pittsfield politics
* Pittsfield politicians will never change Pittsfield politics until Pittsfield goes bankrupt like Detroit
It is all Mayor Dan Bianchi's fault!
Pittsfield politics

Amherst, NH

#465 Nov 1, 2013
Here’s the proposed charter: www dot cityofpittsfield dot org / pittsfield / government / uploads /Proposed_Charter dot pdf
Devious doings

Pittsfield, MA

#466 Nov 2, 2013
Anyone voting for the charter puts a financial knife in their own back...this charter is a tool to take even more money from the taxpayer and citizens

don;t be a fool...do not vote for it

Do not believe the lies you read in the newspaper Monday
Pittsfield politics

Amherst, NH

#467 Nov 7, 2013
Re: Ruberto & Doyle: Pittsfield's worst Mayors!
Jimmy Ruberto saw thousands of jobs lost and people leave Pittsfield during his 8 years as Mayor. During the Ruberto regime from 2004 - 2011, GE left Pittsfield, KB Toys went bankrupt, the Hospital laid off hundreds of employees, taxes were raised every year above the rate of inflation, the Good Old Boy ran the city with an iron fist, the public school system underperformed, teen pregnancies doubled the statewide average, welfare caseloads grew, millions of dollars were spent on revitalizing the downtown area, millions of dollars were wasted from the GE fund, PCBs continued to pollute Pittsfield, dissent was not tolerated, people were blacklisted, and Pittsfield went even lower in its never-ending downward spiral.
Before Jimmy Ruberto, there was Mayor Gerry Doyle, who bankrupted the city government with millions of public dollars unaccounted for. Gerry Doyle also signed the GE Consent Decree that is an illegal and flawed document because it capped many of the PCBs toxic waste sites in Pittsfield. The caps do not last forever. As time wears on, the caps become useless and all of the PCBs toxic waste continues to pollute Pittsfield. Hill 78 next to Allendale Elementary School is capped. The cap is temporary and all of the people who live in the Allendale area are exposed to PCBs, which cause cancer and kills people in Pittsfield. Gerry Doyle had an alcohol problem. He was wined and dined by Jack Welch in the late-90's. Jack Welch transformed GE from a manufacturing company to a financial business, meaning that GE left Pittsfield for Wall Street. Gerry Doyle was a pawn in GE limiting its legal liabilities in Pittsfield, while exposing thousands of Pittsfield residents to cancer.
Pittsfield politics

Amherst, NH

#468 Nov 8, 2013
Thank goodness that Dan Bianchi spoke out against the corrupt leadership of Gerry Doyle and Jimmy Ruberto! Mayor Doyle bankrupted the city government and sent Pittsfield into state receivership. Millions of taxpayer dollars are still unaccounted for in Pittsfield. Gerry Doyle also signed the flawed GE Consent Decree with Jack Welch. GE left toxic waste PCBs that cause cancer and kill people in Pittsfield. Most of the PCBs sites were capped. The caps do not last forever. After the caps become useless, the PCBs pollute Pittsfield's land, water and air that kills people in Pittsfield with cancer. Fellow Good Old Boy Jimmy Ruberto saw Pittsfield's decline while he spent millions of dollars on revitalizing North Street. KB Toys went bankrupt, GE left town, the Hospital laid off hundreds of employees, with thousands of jobs lost during the Ruberto regime. Mayor Ruberto raised taxes above the rate of inflation each and every year in Pittsfield. I don't know if Dan Valenti is correct about Mayor Dan Bianchi being a lemon. But at least Dan Bianchi spoke out against the Good Old Boys and its leaders Gerry Doyle and Jimmy Ruberto!
Pittsfield politics

Amherst, NH

#469 Nov 8, 2013
If you speak out against the Good Old Boy network in Pittsfield politics, you get blacklisted. My own experience includes Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. falsely alleging that I threatened him to the Pittsfield Police Department in the Spring and Summer of 1998 so that I would be arrested and sent to Nuciforo's close friend Carmen Massimiano, Jr.'s Pittsfield jail. Prior to Nuciforo trying to jail me, Nuciforo filed "ethics" complaints against my dad in the Fall of 1997 though the Spring of 1998 to try to get my dad fired from his state government job at the Pittsfield courthouse. Fortunately for me and my family, Nuciforo was unsuccessful in trying to get my dad fired and putting me in Carmen Massimiano's Pittsfield jail. Over a decade ago from the Spring of 2002 to the early-Summer of 2003, I looked for a job for over one year of my adult life in Pittsfield without anyone in Pittsfield hiring me for employment. I was blacklisted from finding a job in Pittsfield by the Good Old Boy network. Pittsfield politics is vindictive and retaliatory, as well as conspiratorial!
- Jonathan Melle
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Pittsfield, MA

#470 Nov 8, 2013
Welcome to the beautiful Berserkshires.
Pittsfield politics

Amherst, NH

#471 Nov 8, 2013
Jack Welch lived in Pittsfield once. He went on to be a legendary CEO of GE. Jack Welch transformed GE from a manufacturing company with thousands of jobs in Pittsfield to a financial business with no jobs in Pittsfield. GE left Pittsfield for Wall Street. GE also left Pittsfield with decaying buildings, polluted properties, and a flawed consent decree signed by former Mayor Gerry Doyle. After neutron Jack Welch laid off all of the GE workers in Pittsfield, the number one employer in Pittsfield became the City of Pittsfield. Other Pittsfield workers are employed by non-profits like the Hospital. Both public workers and non-profit employees are dependent on taxpayer funds. So there are no private sector jobs in Pittsfield, thousands of local workers depend on taxpayer funds, and the rest of the people are poor and depend on welfare assistance. Pittsfield politics is like a dystopian story where Jack Welch took all of the loot and left the taxpayers the bill.
Toms Child Bride

Lincoln, NE

#472 Nov 9, 2013
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
Welcome to the beautiful Berserkshires.
Which is what Tom calls the fridge box he lives in behind wallmart.
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Pittsfield, MA

#473 Nov 9, 2013
More pain to come
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Pittsfield, MA

#474 Nov 9, 2013
Toms Child Bride wrote:
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Which is what Tom calls the fridge box he lives in behind wallmart.
Isn't it hilarious? You following me around all day on topix projecting people to be on some form of welfare and yet that's what direction the city of Pittsfield and state have been guided into. Even more hilarious is that you vote Democrat every time.
rotflmao
PITTSCITY ELDERS

San Antonio, TX

#475 Nov 9, 2013
Have you noticed that TOM/TWBL are big time mentally challenged? I wonder if it has something to do with the PCB polluted water they have being been drinking?
If they had just bathed in it, which is something of a rarity-them bathing, they may not need to join the CLASS ACTION SUIT against GE.

NOTHING BUT CORPORATE GREED-ACT PCB NUTS AND GRAB THE BIG BUCKS. LOLOL!
Gray Alien Probing

Lincoln, NE

#476 Nov 9, 2013
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
More pain to come
Tonight when we beam you up, TOM!
Toms Child Bride

Lincoln, NE

#477 Nov 9, 2013
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
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Even more hilarious is that you vote Democrat every time.
rotflmao
Tom, I am not old enough to vote, I have not even lost all my baby teeth!
PITTSCITY ELDERS

San Antonio, TX

#478 Nov 9, 2013
TOM will overlook the age and toofs as long as you let him play with the BETSEY WETSEY. He likes other dolls too. He's partial to STUFFED MONKEYS. LOLOL!

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