Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Is Our Money Safeguarded and has it been for the last 4 years?

An Open Letter to Amazing Grace and Mr. Rivera and all other interested parties, including the entire Delegates Assembly:

For the record, from November of 2010 until March of 2012 the Treasurer of record, duly accepted by the Delegates to safeguard the money, was none other than Mr. Ed Black.  Within a very short period of time after he accepted this responsibility – April to July of 2011 – “contracts” had been signed by D. Israel – the President of UCO – authorizing the expenditure of $4,911,440. (Thats 4 million 900 thousand dollars)

Two or three weeks ago each of you posted comments referring to the commitments made relative to the road restoration project.  A time line of the awarding of these “contracts” is as follows:

April 12, 2011   perimeter walkway                                     $   104,732
                              Signed by D Israel   May 2, 2011

May 24, 2011  asphalt paving – phase 1                             $ 2,085,000
                               Signed by D Israel  June 1, 2011

July 11, 2011  asphalt paving – phase 2                              $ 2,445,000
                               Signed by D Israel  August 9, 2011

January 17, 2012  various work - 2102 parking lot           $      37,494
                              Signed by D Israel  January 17, 2012

Plus miscellaneous costs i.e. permit fees, work done
 and not included in quotations, etc.                                   $     84,573

GRAND TOTAL                                                                         $ 4,756,799

With the exception of the last “contract” all three were signed by David Israel as President of UCO – there are no witness signatures – and the signature page is completely separate from the “contract”.  The last “contract” continues on the second page – signature as stated above – no witnesses

                            
Additional money spent during this time period was used to pay Triton Associates for catch basins (drains) at various locations in Century Village.  There are two proposals, both signed on January 28, 2011 by David B. Israel as President.  Again, the signature page in one instance is completely separate from the “proposal” which was apparently used in lieu of a formal contract.

On January 27, 2011, two separate “Construction Agreements” were signed by Rodger Carver as C.A.M. and David B. Israel as owner.  Owner?  Yes, David B. Israel is an owner, but that of a unit in Greenbrier.  Surely he is not the owner of Century Village or United Civic Organization.
   
Payments were made as work progressed beginning February 10, 2011 and ending August 29, 2011 with additional work performed early in 2012 – total paid to this vendor - $192,135.

So, how does all of this add up?  I find it necessary to repeat this - between January and July 2011 UCO committed to spending $4,911,440 and in January 2012 an addition $37,494.  So, $4,948,934 to make repairs, and we still have flooded roads, cracked roads, uneven road surfaces in parking areas.

During Mr. Black’s tenure, and without any discussion with the Delegates, the first two contracts were awarded to M&M - $2,189,732.  When heavy equipment was seen rolling into the Village and questions were being asked, only then was it revealed that these arrangements had been made.

Subsequently, Mr. Black approached the Delegates for permission to proceed with what is known as Phase II with the explanation that a great deal of money would be saved due to the fact that the equipment was on premises and re-mobilization of this heavy machinery would not be necessary – a potential savings of $500,000.  And, the Delegates said OK.  The quoted “savings” was never formally questioned and to this day there are many who feel it was vastly over-stated. 

At the same meeting the Delegates also approved the acquisition of a line of credit - up to $1 million - that could be used in the event of a catastrophe such as a hurricane.  Thousands of dollars were spent just to obtain this line of credit; the terms of which made it impossible to access.  More money spent unnecessarily. 

So, Grace and Mr. Rivera, the facts are quite clear.  Responsibility for the depletion of the UCO reserve funds belongs to a select few.  Namely, Mr. Israel and Mr. Black, and I would go so far as to suggest that the remaining elected officers who were charged with protecting the interests of ALL of the owners reneged on their responsibility.  I am proud to say – I was NOT one of them.


Dorothy Tetro 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Boys and their Toys

So the Great Foobar is happy, he has started to use his Wi-Fi. He has put all the cameras up on the Internet via Wi-Fi and all is well.

One of the Great Foobar's followers is so happy he has changed his take-order from one that delivers to the Haverhill gate to one that will deliver to the Okeechobee gate so he can watch the delivery guy on Israel's Cameras. Can you believe it?

Sensible? Useful?  Well spent money?  Absolutely NO!

This is the kind of nonsense that we have to put up with when we let the children get at the money.

I expect to see more of this as time goes on. Each time it happens, it costs. You and Me!

Wi-Fi answers a need, but "Campus Wide Wi-Fi is not it. We, that is all of us, need and should have Wi-Fi, but Association way is the way to go. Reasonable, low cost Wi-Fi. It should not be used as a expensive toy.

Lets stop Israel and his selfish causes.

Recall or Re-establish Term Limits

Do It Now!!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Subject to Indictment?


Reading through Dorothy Tetro's post one cannot help but wonder how these guys can get away with this and not be subject to indictment? You know this can not be made up.

In the first place Dorothy Tetro was the Treasurer for the years following when all this was going on. She was aware of what was happening, but had no authority to change anything.

So we go back to the Israel/Black years and I see contracts signed without Delegate Votes I see pseudo contracts signed with the signature on a separate page and the contract itself on another. And of course the constant stream of half truths and misdirection from both Israel and Black.

And to top it all off, the road job stinks. No body is happy and everybody wants a change. Eventually the roads will have to be repaired, early,  and we,  the Residents are going to have to pay, and pay, and pay....

Right now we can only hope the repair needs come later rather then earlier.

The least we can do is Get rid of Israel, whether by recall or term limits. When he goes, Black and some of his strongest supports will follow. At least then we  can get serious about putting money away for the big repairs that are coming, And stop wasting the money on "campus wide Wi-Fi", cameras and putting  camera output on to the Internet and who knows what else.

We have to start NOW!

Recall or Term Limits NOW!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

What is Important about the New Camera feeds?


There are, at this time at least 5 camera feeds at the Okeechobee gate, with more being planned. The feed is available to anyone with a Smart Phone. Which means it is limited to only the serious Computerphile with a Smart phone, which leaves out most of us.

What I don't understand is what do we need this for?  So far the plan is monitoring car traffic only. So that means no cameras in the parking lots, no cameras in or around the big Laundry. No Cameras where the women in the Village feel the most unsafe. Unless they are speeding and driving in a car.

If you look at the comment stream it is composed of the "usual suspects" who mostly love these new and expensive toys that Israel serves up, and we pay for.

But what exactly is the function of these cameras and why are we spending UCO assets without the Delegate Assembly's OK.

PBSO is happy, Israel is happy, the usual suspects are happy.

But are the majority of the residents happy? Do they know what this is all about? Do they care?

Its time for a Recall and/or a Term limit vote


Opt-out/Opt-in

Here is one of the many Associations that followed Ed Grossman lead and Opted-out of Israel's Wi-Fi and Opted-in to the Association's Wi-Fi and in the process saved themselves a lot of money. Now and in the future.

From: louis Piscitelli; President Coventry J
Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2014 11:55 AM
To: ER Grossman
Subject: RE: wifi update coventry j association

to Ed Grossman. As of 9/12/14 coventry j association has successfully installed the comcast wifi system. Happily I can report that all 24 condo's have a wifi signal and all have the ability to log on to the internet. Thank you for first month payment being free. Please pass along to any association that wants all the facts to contact our association.

                                                                                                                                 Louis Piscitelli, President

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Raisin redux again


So back to the grinning D. Israel and Misdirection and Eva Radesky (WPRF's in charge person). The claims that the Opt-out forms do not exist and therefore  Eva has refused the Opposition the OK to pass out these forms in the club house are untrue.

The problem is that these are the same forms that were used successfully by 75-80 Associations to Opt-out of the UCO Insurance plan. The Associations successfully opted-out in favor of their own chosen Insurance Carriers.

So what was good as a Opt-out for Insurance is still good for a Opt-out for Israels Wi-Fi, and should be.

Except for the denial by D.Israel and Eva R's illegal denial of the right to pass out these legal forms in our Clubhouse.

I think there is some confusion here. The Wizard and the Master are confused. They do not have the right to stop anybody from passing these documents out the Club House.

Actually the both of them know the truth and have elected to lie about it - Again.


Terms Limits will stop all this Crooked politicizing

Raisins in the Sun



The little man in office 101,UCO building, head of UCO, Tyranny Division, has a reason for existing, He calls it raison-d'etre. This supposedly means the reason for his existence. It is simpler to think of UCO's reason for existence is service to the Unit Owner, all of them. Not just the agreeable ones, but the oppositional ones as well.


The opposition exists as a check on the UCO's sneaky doings. If a opposition did not exist the boys in the backrooms would have their way with us.


We cannot allow this, and we wont!


The Wizards will be made to toe the mark. This will include the Masters at WPRF. They have forgotten who they work for. They have forgotten where the monies come from. They have forgotten that their erstwhile friend who sits in Room 101 Uco building, has a tenuous job and the best to say about it is that it is temporary, and soonly temporary.


So Remember Vote for Term Limits

Misdirection Redux

MisDirection, MisDirection, MisDirection. The Tin Man (he has no heart) is at again! Now he is gloating over the fact that the WPRF refused to allow one of the UCO members (that would be a Unit Owner) to pass out Opt-out forms. The big guy gloats that that is not a UCO form. Of course it is, if UCO has an Opt-in form they also have an Opt- out form.

Guess what,the Straw Man insists there is no such form, thus the request was denied. UCO is not in the Opt-Out business; UCO's entire raison-d'etre is Opting-In. There is another raison-d’etre. That of serving the Community. Which the Straw Man and his Cohorts do not do well at all.

UCO’s entire raison d’etre appears, at the moment, is to leave as many unit holders twisting in the wind as he can. However, this reason changes as he see other opportunities for Power grabs.

He and WPRF are in cahoots here to screw as many of the Opposition Residents, at least those that do not conform, as possible.

We should not be afraid of the wrath of the President. His threats are nothing but bluster. If he does not get his way, he might hold his breath until he turns blue, might even hold a temper tantrum.

His little post on the private blog is illuminating in that it shows the shallowness of this resident of OZ. He is chortling over the fact that WPRF went along with his  lie that the Opt-out Forms do not exist only Opt-in. The fact is neither of them are specifically in the By-Laws, but neither is the Wi-Fi plan, and therefore if the Wi-Fi of the Village is not in the Millennium Agreement, you can Opt-out at will.

The sad thing about this is that the Nasty Little Man is aware of this, but he MisDirects to get his own way.

          Do Not be Afraid of the Nasty Little Man
Vote for Term Limits

stupid is

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES
Borrowing a line from Forrest Gump, I would like to remind our readers of some of the inane things David and his gang say at times.
David Israel loves to repeat the following line:  Be careful what you wish for, you might get it. In answer to his famous line I would like to ask the question.   Be careful of wishing David Israel President for life – you might get it.
 Lanny Howe who works at the UCO reporter and firmly believes in his importance because of his friendship with David Israel proclaimed  recently on his Masters  blog that the  distribution of the Wi-Fi  Opt Out form  is the same as a thief burglarizing a house – can you believe what a dumb statement that was?  There is no correlation between the two whatsoever.  This is a man who at times can be sensible and when he does say something rational, I commend him for it. However, this is also a man who can be so stupid and blind that it is my duty to make you aware of his inconsistencies. I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THAT THE MALCONTENTS ARE NEITHER INCONSISTENT NOR WISHY WASHY. WE HAVE CLEAR GOALS:  DUMP DAVE - BRING BACK TERM LIMITS – ONE VOTE - AND MOST OF ALL SUE THE SONS OF BITCHES TO GET OUR MONEY BACK FOR THE CRAPPY AND ILLEGAL ROADWAY PROJECT.

 BE BRAVE – DO NOT FEAR DAVID ISRAEL - SUPPORT OUR LAWSUIT. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Be Prepared for an Expensive Wi-Fi Vote

It is all about Power.

 Who has it and who does not. The occupant of room 101 UCO Building needs as much power as he can grab. The citizens of Century Village count only if he can keep them cowed.

If he has you cowed, if he has you frightened then he can pretty much get away with anything. Such as not allowing your name to show up the Mail list so you do not get the info on the Committees. In addition, of course he can whisper from the chair at the Delegate Meeting that this request “will never be honored.”  As if this was his God given right to give out favors or not to.

Power Corrupts.

We send out emails every now and again and the news is not the canned news that Israel and gang would publish.

Don’t believe him and his remarks about the Malcontents. Yes we are Malcontents and proud of it. Anything that we publish is the Truth and is not exaggerated or twisted

The latest news is that the Israel is planning on sneaking through his Wi-Fi through and costing us at least $10-$15 per month, per unit. Don’t let this happen. 

Remember how he got the Term Limits to fail. The first Vote was for the Term limits, later the Board said the vote was illegal and so another vote was taken. ; It passed so he did it again. This time it failed. Where were the delegates? What were they doing? They were there busy voting and napping. Were they paying attention?

Did they care? Can it happen again? You betcha!

Vote Yes on Term Limit, 
Vote yes to recall him


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Read the Emails and be Warned about Hackers

Did the Hackers call you and let you know what is going on?  No?  I did.  The hacking of Home Depot is the most recent of many hacking done.

So you are still worried about a email from My Village Blogger and The CV Messenger?

We warned you and we tell you what is going on,  And you still are afraid to open any email we send. Ridiculous.

The only way you are going to be kept up to date is by our emails. Let them come in, Read them, comment on them. Trust them.

The hackers may hack, The President may rail on about the Malcontents,
The President may lie in your face but the facts are that our Emails and Bulletins are the only ones worth opening and reading. They can be Trusted.

Israel can do nothing to Hurt you. He can threaten, but he cannot hurt. His strength is your fear of what he might do.

Recall David Israel


The President's Chair

What is up in office # 101 UCO building?

This is the address of the UCO President. In his office there are many things going on. Some make the Sunshine Laws happy, most do not. The following is some examples.

Was it good manners, did it make sense for this Office to remark that the Presidents club invitation of CSI, an organization that helps the elderly, to remark that the club was duplicating effort. Did it make any difference? NO!

·        The President of UCO, at the last Delegates Meeting, made a remark to the effect that if an Association were sued for some action then UCO would defend. NOT TRUE!

·        Is it proper for the President of UCO to refuse to put a Unit Owner on the mail list concerning the committee meetings? However, this is exactly what is happening and is in the Public Knowledge. Does he have the right to exclude any Unit Holder from any lawful information? Absolutely NO!

All of this and much more shows how far the President of UCO has gone in abrogating his authority and in the treatment the Average Unit Owner. The threats from this person are outrageous. The actual things he does are quite outside the by-laws.  He thinks that since he has gotten his way for the last 3 years he can always get his way. Not so!

Let us not forget the old adage. Power Corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.


Recall or Resign

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Importance of Emails

For those of you that feel that your Email address is a very private thing. A devise to only be used by friends and family. Not to be used by acquaintances and certainly not by Political People.

Think again!


The situation in Century Village forces you to allow the Opposition to send you emails, otherwise  there is no way to let their message out, and you will miss out on the serious business of UCO Dues The way things are heading now, without the Opposition to call attention to the direction of the yearly fees, and you the unit owner not getting involved in the Delegate's Voting we are are heading for a considerable raise, say $13-$15 You can't be behind this. You must be on top of it. If you don't advise your Delegates how to vote on Israel's Wi-Fi initiative you will wake up one morning with a increase of $15/'month/unit owner.

Do you know that the Treasurer is only talking about  a increase of fees somewhere between $3-5/month/unit owner. Because he has taken Israel's Wi-Fi out of the picture. No Wi-Fi. No Wi-Fi no horrendous UCO raise!

 Did you know that UCO is not talking about announcing any fees, but the area Israel is in is about $15/month/unit owner. The difference is the inclusion or exclusion of the Wi-Fi initiative. You must Vote this down for now!

So if you are not paying attention here, so if you are not reading our Emails, you will be faced with a choice at a Delegate Meeting with no prior knowledge.
So If the Delegates are allowed to nod-off again the fees that Israel wants may be passed. The same thing happened with the triple vote on Term Limits, which ended up with we have none.

So pay attention and be aware Dear Unit Owners you are being attacked at the bank, and you may not know of it.

Read All Emails you get from My Village Blogger
Read all Emails you get from the CV Messenger Club
We are the friends and the Good Guys
Advise you Delegates how to Vote

Vote for Term Limits

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Ha Ha, DON Ho Ho,  I GOTCHA!
Donald Foster alias Don 4060 alias Don Ho Ho the Dummy that works at the UCO Reporter has now become the latest suspect in the case of the missing sign.  Don HO HO unknowingly admitted to getting close enough to my sign to see what was written on the back.  Most people stopped their cars to look but Don Ho Ho went further.  He got out of his car, examined the sign and took note of what was written on the back – clear evidence of a suspect.   Is this when he decided to pilfer it? Or did he come back later that night.  He admittedly stole my Wi-Fi so why not steal my sign as well.  He must feel terribly guilty because he had the need to make, an ACT OF CONTRITION by going on Elaine Ba Ba’s blog (David Israel’s part two blog)  and spilling the beans about what was written on the back of the sign - just the thing a stupid thief would do.  How dumb can anyone get? Oh Yea, he has his alibi ready too. Give me a break Don.

To Lanny Howe: Thank for your kind and true words  on the sign. Objectivity is always appreciated. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

MisDirection revisited again

It is hard to believe what you see going on today with ISIS running wild, with the Governor of Texas making up stories and with the President of UCO lying and making up stories. Basically these guys are all Misdirectors.

I don't have to say much about ISIS. There was a headline in the New York Times this AM showing a Video where they capture a Town near Baghdad and lined up all the enemy soldiers and shot them in the name of Allah. The good thing about this story is that 1 soldier survived and reported  it. The Misdirection here is not as clear as the following stories.

This is the second story, the Governor of Texas says he knows that the ISIS fighters have successfully sneaked into Texas via the Coyote route through Mexico. This is Misdirection and is not true. Governor Perry says this for his own gain. To get more U.S.Government money into Texas.

The third story is closer to home and it is about our Great UCO President claiming that all electioneering signs are bad and make CV into Ghetto. - Misdirection. What he is after is to get rid of the Malcontents, which are now growing with more Villagers becoming aware of the Truth. So he claims Ghettoizing (MisDirection).

I have said before his calling us a Ghetto is just his way of showing his Anti-Semitism, Color and Race bias and hurting everyone in the Village. This guy has to go! Term Limits are the fastest way to do this.


Term Limits will End It

So the malfeasance sector has decided to take more direct action than just posting anomalies on the very private blog.

They have taken to outright stealing of private property. Where is the CV Security when they are needed?

Nowhere in sight. I guess the security is only for the friends and fauna of the Little Nasty Man.

You know an attack on one villager, will beget more attacks. So if you think you are not under threat, think again. This kind of behavior breeds more and more of this roughneck and brutal behavior.

I think that the Little Anti Semite is reaching out into dangerous territory. By saying that a sign about Opting-out is Ghettoizing, next he will call those people that live in the signs areas bad Jews or worse.

The Nasty little man and his Cohorts have to be stopped.  They cannot be allowed, in their own personal interest, for their own personal aggrandizement, to continue with these actions. What must be done is to get rid of them. The sooner the better. I can’t wait for the next election. I can wait for the Delegates to Vote on Term Limits. Get the Term Limits in and The Little one is gone. Peace will reign again.

Just what do we have to do to get Term Limits? Remember the last time The Great leader ran the vote 2 or 3 times. The first time the Vote put in Term Limits, but the Little Boss didn't like it so he had another vote. The results of the second vote did not please him so he did it again. All the time the Delegates were nodding off. Not anymore! We should not have to put up this, with allowing stealing and Misdirection. Believe me, it won't happen again.

I think all that is needed is a Delegate to call for a Vote on Term Limits, have it seconded and then vote it in. And make it retroactive.

There will be some problems with D. Israel, as he squirms to stop the vote,  but I think the by-laws are clear enough for us to overcome his illegal attempts

Your Comments are invited, email me at blog0148@gmail.com






Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Perpetrators

          THE USUAL SUSPECTS

Recently,   two free standing signs were stolen in front of Northampton R-S.  One read: SUPPORT HE LAWSUIT AGAINST DAVID ISRAEL AND UCO and the other, OPT OUT OF WI-FI. When I reported the theft to the police, the officer in charge asked me if I suspected who might have stolen them. I told him it may have been any one of David Israel’s ten closest associates because they opposed my politics.  Thanks to Ms Elaine Brown’s confessional piece on David’s number of two blogs, I have narrowed the list to one.  Ms Brown IS a close associate of David and admittedly expressed joy at the disappearance of the signs; therefore, it is only natural to  place her at the top of the list of usual suspects. 

My Favorite Poem

My Favorite Poem

Alfred Lord Tennyson
Ulysses

It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match’d with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.
I cannot rest from travel: I will drink
Life to the lees: all times I have enjoyed
Greatly, have suffered greatly, both with those
That loved me, and alone; on shore, and when
Through scudding drifts the rainy Hyades
Vexed the dim sea: I am become a name;
For always roaming with a hungry heart
Much have I seen and known; cities of men
And manners, climates, councils, governments,
Myself not least, but honoured of them all;
And drunk delight of battle with my peers;
Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy.
I am a part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethrough
Gleams that untravelled world, whose margin fades
For ever and for ever when I move.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnished, not to shine in use!
As though to breathe were life. Life piled on life
Were all too little, and of one to me
Little remains: but every hour is saved
From that eternal silence, something more,
A bringer of new things; and vile it were
For some three suns to store and hoard myself,
And this grey spirit yearning in desire
To follow knowledge like a sinking star,
Beyond the utmost bound of human thought.
This is my son, mine own Telemachus,
To whom I leave the sceptre and the isle —
Well-loved of me, discerning to fulfil
This labour, by slow prudence to make mild
A rugged people, and through soft degrees
Subdue them to the useful and the good.
Most blameless is he, centred in the sphere
Of common duties, decent not to fail
In offices of tenderness, and pay
Meet adoration to my household gods,
When I am gone. He works his work, I mine.
There lies the port; the vessel puffs her sail:
There gloom the dark broad seas. My mariners,
Souls that have toil’d, and wrought, and thought with me —
That ever with a frolic welcome took
The thunder and the sunshine, and opposed
Free hearts, free foreheads — you and I are old;
Old age hath yet his honour and his toil;
Death closes all: but something ere the end,
Some work of noble note, may yet be done,
Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks:
The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep
Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends,
‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew
Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield


Deadwood??

DEADWOOD ABOUNDS IN THE PRIVATE BLOG


TIME FOR MARCIA Z NOT TO GO!

Deep Indifference Is Missing

Are the terrorist fundamentalists really fundamentalists in the authentic sense of the term? Do they really believe?

 What they lack is a feature that is easy to discern in all authentic fundamentalists, from Tibetan Buddhists to the Amish in the United States — the absence of resentment and envy, the deep indifference towards the nonbelievers’ way of life.

 If today’s so-called fundamentalists really believe they have found their way to Truth, why should they feel threatened by nonbelievers. Why should they envy them? When a Buddhist encounters a Western hedonist, he hardly condemns. He just benevolently notes that the hedonist’s search for happiness is self-defeating. In contrast to true fundamentalists, the terrorist pseudo-fundamentalists are deeply bothered, intrigued and fascinated by the sinful life of the nonbelievers. 

One can feel that, in fighting the sinful other, they are fighting their own temptation. This is why the so-called fundamentalists of ISIS are a disgrace to true fundamentalism.