Wednesday, October 4, 2017








Tuesday, September 26, 2017


$$$$$$$$$$$$      SIXTEEN GRAND      $$$$$$$$$$$$$
You gotta be kidding ? all that money to wrap lights around the trees at the entrances. They say it's beautification, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder
The lights they are talking about are the kind you see wrapped around everything at a strip club or a bingo hall. 
Those lights were popular for a while, but they seem to be on a decline now as people move out of the disco headspace.
And what about energy conservation? And the rising FPL bill that goes along with the deal?
Let's not make Cv look like a strip club.

A scathing indictment of UCO

A hard hitting, no holds barred article about the mismanagement of CV money and the consequences of the lousy paving job, was published by EDUARDO as part of his "SCANDLES"series of articles.
It seems that UCO is quietly repairing sections of paving under the guise of "Maintenance". That means CV is paying to have it done! M&M Paving, who did the repaving job about 5 yrs ago should be fixing up their job at their expense.
The full article is published in the latest CV Messenger. If you haven't read it yet. You should!
If you haven't read the "Scandals series of articles by EDUARDO You should! You can read them right here on this blog.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Oh, the pompousness of it all!

Oh, the pompousness of it all!! What a pompous ass! Yes indeed, the man is a legend - in his own mind! The writing of a piece of paper and calling it a White Paper. What, does this compare to a statement of policy by the State Department, written with a great many pages or a highly technical and/or awaited paper of policy from the British Foreign Ministry?
 So what is this? This is a piece of paper drawn up by David Israel which contains the very same information stated by Ed Grossman at the previous Delegate Assembly. For daring to state the truth, he had the honor and privilege of being screamed at - literally - by David Israel sitting there on his high horse on the stage, and called a LIAR!! Telling lies. Following that, we had the ugly picture or sight of David Israel screaming and shouting for Security!! Call PBSO!! So frightened is the man for his safety and why? Because he was caught once again in telling lies or in omitting the truth and allowing the anger at being caught to overpower his own brakes?
   So let us examine this "white paper' in all its glory. First why is it here? Well, it was tabled at the last DA to wait till we have more delegates here as it is a major issue that should be voted on by more than a handful of delegates. But then again, that is how David gets his way, by using the scarce ranks of delegates as his go to tool. He did that with term limits as well as other items so here he is again. He is intending to bring this up again on Friday and has so said at a committee meeting.
   Back to the paper. Forced to tell the truth, he now admits that there is value to the building and even though he has tried to disguise it as rebuilding costs, it is actually listed as depreciation value but the man can never stay on the path of truth, can he? And there are all sorts of points that are better than that of the shed, that empty gutted shed in the backwaters of the Village. That little shed of 1274 square feet is alternatively supposed to be for the Rag, for the studio, for AB, has a lack of parking spaces, needs to take up some of the already limited parking with some kind of a hut or shelter for the infinite copies of a paper that few read, but anyhow - that is the story there. So a tad cramped, yes!!! Oh and do not forget that there are trucks from Seacrest that now park there right by their own building.
   Notice that the value is less than the CV building. Notice that once again the truth of the Camden business comes out that once again we are on the hook to fix it all up on our dime even as Levy once again takes the value and the profit as we fix his property. However, it is still cheaper than the alternatives. But wait, there are yet other questions. The Camden building is already done, being painted as we speak, so where and how is that figure arrived at and where is that contract that states all this. As usual, another contract without the delegates being clued in. Another David deed. But let's look at them.
   Camden. Maybe. Telling CV to move out of the Village and we replace the building and WPRF keeps the shed. Maybe. But why would we have to replace the building? There are many other realtors who are busy selling the units. Schechter will not stop this profitable business of his but in any case, he is not the only outlet we have. As far as the building is concerned, I have recently been in there and I noticed no floors sagging or squeaking and so what if they squeak? I smelled no mold and if it were so bad, the workers could and would not stay there or perhaps we should check that out by having code enforcement and the health department come check it out and oops, find yet more lies? A possibility indeed.
   Replacing the building. As I said why replace and why now. We have other issues to take care of first. And another temporary or prefab? What, so it could go merrily rolling along in case of strong hurricanes and I wonder why if this is so bad why it remained in place in wind storms? Hmmmm.
   Finally ,we are told that all this will be done and borne by the Levy family business but quite frankly, every time we are told about a contract by David Israel, there are clauses he keeps secret or adds on after approval. I would like to see that contract already worked out as he so stated in committee and I would like to have that signed in front of everyone after double checking the contract that nothing was changed. And as for the need to find room for the so called paper? Who cares!!! Put it in the Treasurer's office since no one is there or in Bob Marshall's office as he is not there or let them join David in his office as they shill for him anyway!
  White Paper indeed. Pomposity personified and truth be damned again.
Esther Sutofsky

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

What a country this is!!!  People walk around angry as hell, like "Good Morning Madam Sunshine," -- response: "It was, asshole."   They are just pissed off about everything, including, but not limited to:  Statues of Civil War Confederates, Neo-Nazi congregations, suicide bombings around the world, Dump Trump marchers, the horrific weather due to planet warming, people in constant pain and robo-calls.  You could fill ten pages, and then some.  Let's lighten up a skosh and see if this bit of a quip rings your bell for about 5 seconds.  If it does, it was worth it 

   A woman meets a gorgeous man in a bar.  They talk, they connect, they
   end up leaving together.

   They go back to his place, and as he shows her around his apartment, she
   notices that his bedroom is completely packed with sweet cuddly teddy bears.
   Hundreds of cute small bears on a shelf all the way along the floor.  Cuddly
   medium sized ones on a shelf a little higher.  Huge enormous bears on the top
   shelf along the wall.

   The woman is surprised that this guy would have a collection of teddy bears,
   especially one that's so extensive, but she decides not to mention this to him,
   and actually is quite impressed by this evidence of his sensitive side!
   She turns to him, invitingly...they kiss...and then they rip each other's clothes
   off and make hot steamy love,.  After she had this intense night of passion with
   this sensitive guy, and they are lying there together in the afterglow, the woman
   rolls over and asks smiling, "Well how was it for you?"


Edward Ross

Sunday, August 20, 2017

What is happening out there?

Riots, demonstrations, uprisings, people getting hurt or killed.  God Bless The USA.  It's history.  Do you believe in HISTORY? Was there a Civil War?  You would have to be a little uneducated to not believe the million parts of our nation's history.

Slavery did happen.  We all know that; the wickedness of our history.  So, statues were erected, hundreds of them, revealing the heroic characters of those times when people owned slaves.  Now, they want those statues such as General Robert E. Lee, taken down and stored in some remote barn or cellar, and hidden from public view.  Those were the days of slavery; it was a part of American Culture. These statues, most especially erected in the south, were not praising confederate soldiers for what they did to maintain slavery, but rather, it is all a part of HISTORY, a whole series of many happenings and events.  You can't obliterate history.  You can't change the history all happened, so why can't they leave the bloody statues alone?  The next thing that you know may be if you hang a confederate flag on your house, you'll be committing a felony.  After that, they'll want to burn history books.

Look, for instance, at President George Washington and President Thomas Jefferson, -- they were big time slave owners for decades.  Were they criminals? Wouldn't it then be proper to blow up the Washington Monument, level the Jefferson Memorial, or drill their faces off of Mount Rushmore?

Can you equate Hitler , the most wicked man in the history of the world, with, say Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederate States of America? --- an advocate of slavery and states rights?  Of course not, but the historians who twist history, and radicals, want to tear down statues of an historic president.There are literally thousands of pieces of art of Nazis throughout Europe and Asia that remain in the hands of governments and private collectors but they are prohibited  from being prominently displayed.

We can go further, -- much, much further.  ASSUME that Hillary Clinton beat Ding-Dong-Donald.  She's then the President of these United States.  HISTORY clearly reveals that Hillary Clinton did, in fact, own slaves.  It can only be disputed by a "Hillary Clinton interpretation" of hundreds of facts already on record.  So, what do you do with that Hillary Clinton bronze bust and paintings of her face?

I don't really fully understand,  -- why can't these hate people just leave HISTORY alone and not try to change it to something much more ugly.  In other words, leave the frigg'n  statues alone, -- same for George Washington.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fake news

I am trying to keep up to date on the building swap. It is very hard. It seems to me that this blog is full of information on the building swap. We even got a letter fom Dorothy Jacks' office clearly explaining the value of both properties.

To these remarks Israel says it is lies, all lies. Fake news.

Can you believe him?

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Here we go again!

Rather than address the concerns raised by Ed Grossman about the proposed building swap, the administration, led by you know who, again embarked on their usual tactics of attacking the character of the person raising some serious questions.

Ever since the initiative to swap these two buildings was raised, the administration and the committee have said that there is no assessment or evaluation registered at the county assessors office. That claim was decidedly put to rest when Ed Grossman produced a letter from the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser's office showing that there is a current assessment for both buildings.  The assessments showed that the building and property proposed to be given in trade for the realty office's quarters is worth a fraction of the value. In other words: The swap is unfavorable as far as the interests of CV is concerned. 
Not having a credible answer to the revelation, David Israel immediately pronounced that Ed Grossman is a liar, and also that the County assessor is in the same category. Israel's posting on his blog before the assembly also smeared the reputation of the objectors, but didn't have an answer about the huge difference in value of the buildings and property. A difference that was ignored by the committee, who maintained that the buildings had no assessments. They either didn't know, because they didn't do their homework, or hid the real truth in their quest to push this initiative forward. 
It's a disgrace that an elected leader and his so called "team "  would resort to tactics like this. It's a shame that the committee would accept the distortion or concealment of the facts without so much as a whimper.   
When another concerned resident spoke up at the assembly. Israel told him to keep quiet or he would bring up some dirt on him. That is a very troubling statement. If there is something about the delegate that is of concern about his character, Israel should reveal it, Not use it to intimidate him into silence.
The assembly turned into a circus when Ed Grossman approached the committee on the stage and was accused of perhaps carrying a gun and suggesting he is plotting an assassination. That is one of the most ridiculous statements ever heard .  Ed Grossman has never threatened anyone. Israel's asinine squealing to call the Sheriff was just a tactic to avoid the questions and evade having to answer why he is not furnishing the residents with the whole story. He didn't answer any concerns about anything. When challenged as to why the Atlantic Broadband contract was altered after the vote, his only reply was to grunt and change the subject. 
We can look forward to the usual finger pointing and accusations of people disrupting the meetings for some vicarious thrill.  We can look forward to not getting any answers to the issues being raised. It's just the way David Israel and his team do business. Israel implied that the objectors are just causing trouble, and trying to shut down the whole initiative to swap buildings, this is another gross misrepresentation of the facts. The real idea behind the objections is to make sure that CV is getting a good deal in the swap. Not just to destroy the whole thing.
Keep in mind that the whole swap is about giving Atlantic Broadband space at $1.00 a square foot, a clause that was illegally entered into the contract after the ratification vote at he Delegates Assembly. 
Keep in mind that Israel attempted to deny the residents a vote on the matter by pushing a motion at the committee to put the decisions in the hands of the UCO officers, leaving the residents out of it. He voted in favor while the rest of the committee turned it down.
Keep in mind that if this piece of property is acquired by WPRF, or whoever it is that the deed will go to, it's gone forever. When the time comes that CV residents want to buy out the Levy family, it's another asset that adds to the value of their holdings. It's another asset that will add a nice increase to their asking price. 
Keep in mind that the construction shack that CV will acquire has a considerable tax bill attached to it, something the realty building does not have attached to it. When Atlantic broadband is done with it, CV is going to be left with .... What ? A building and property that really has not much going for it that will need ongoing maintenance, taxes and utilities. 
Keep in mind that the original deal giving the realty company the use of the building on East Drive, gave the village newspaper free use of space at another facility owned by WPRF. Now that the original deal is compromised due to the building being unfit for occupancy, the newspaper is using space in the clubhouse, space that all residents pay for. That's not the deal ! There's no quid pro quo there. CV realty has a pretty good deal and still gets to use their building pretty much for free, while we are expected to pay for the facilities to use the clubhouse for the paper. That's not the way it works! WPRF agreed to give the paper free space , that is not happening, the terms of the agreement are void, there is no agreement as long as WPRF doesn't hold up their end of the bargain.
It would be better for CV to get a 99 year lease at a dollar a year on the construction shack, just like the deal that the realty company enjoys, do their own renovations, and keep the property on East Drive. 

The latest is that this was put on delay to be taken cared of at a  later date. - Gary

Saturday, August 5, 2017


I have been forbidden from writing and answering on Dave's blog. If you read his current post you will see that he is attacking the malcontents for having an opinion on the status of his real estate swap. An opinion which is wrong and is bordering on lies.

Let's get it straight. Israel can react to anything he wants on 'My Village Blogger' but I am not allowed to post on his blog.

His opinions are allowed on My Village Blogger, but my thoughts are not allowed on his very private blog.

So David Israel is allowed to state his opinions on My Blog, but my opinions are not allowed on his.

This is typical of the way the Dictator thinks and acts.

Wrong and Sad.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

More info on Dave's give away

Give away CV Property

Here's a letter from the Property Appraisers office in West Palm Beach,
Not trusting the word of the executive in this matter The messenger Club investigated the values and received this letter in response. It shows a huge disparity in value between the two buildings. .The building UCO proposes to  trade is worth three times the building UCO will be getting in return.Not only that. The building the realty company is getting is tax free, while the building that UCO is getting paid $3713.00 in taxes last year. 
This is not the " great deal" that the administration is proclaiming. The executives at UCO are either under a delusion about the values or they simply lied when they informed the committee that the buildings are of equal value. 
This initiative should not be permitted to go forward. 
The proposal is being put to the delegates at the end of the week for a vote. Anyone having an ounce of common sense would turn this deal down.Ask yourself: If I owned the building on East Drive would I consider an even swap for a building that is about one third of the value? This is exactly what "Team Dave" is trying to do. Watch the committee meeting where David Israel voted against bringing the decision to the delegates for a vote. Fortunately the committee decided to bring it to the assembly after they were informed by a member of the Messenger Club that a clause under Florida Statute  617 clearly says that property transfers must be voted on by the board of directors.
UCO made a deal with the owners to allow the realty company the use of the building on East Drive for the use of  facilities at the Camden pool in exchange, Now that the paper can't use that facility, that deal is broken.It should break the lease on the realty building as UCO is not getting what the terms of the agreement promised. What should happen is that WPRF should permit the newspaper to use the utility  building for free. It's not acceptable to  use the clubhouse to produce the paper. We pay for the clubhouse, that means we are paying WPRF for space that is intended for recreational purposes only.  Putting the newspaper in the clubhouse means we are paying for space  that we should be getting for free under the terms of the original deal. Handing over the realty building and the property that goes with it is not in your best interest.despite the comments from committee members that it's a great deal.
The answer is;  Vote this proposal down and send "Team Dave" back to negotiate a better way. 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

A tempest in a teapot

The Messenger Club is under attack for purportedly throwing Barbara Cornish out of a meeting , this came about because she and her husband refused to sign in despite repeated requests to do so. 

What is not being said is why they refused to sign the guest sheet in the first place. Is it such a big deal ? Besides The club didn't throw anyone out. They were politely asked to either sign in or leave, when they refused to do either. Ed Grossman talked to Eva Rachesky and a few minutes later they left.

Now the Reporter is publishing a letter giving her side of the story and Eva Rachesky is doing the same. Under all the hyperbole is the underlying issue where Barbara Cornish started a disruption for no good reason, then carried on complaining and continues to do so, evidenced by her letter published in the paper.

What's the big deal? Why not just sign in like they were asked? Is it just another attempt to get rid of The messenger Club as they are seen as a thorn in the side of the people who run the village?

Eva Rachesky claims that there were others in attendance who didn't sign in either, as though that's got anything to do with anything. Everyone was asked repeatedly to make sure they signed in, if anyone managed to avoid putting their name on the guest list it's unfortunate but not intentional, and really it's no big deal.

The messengers have frequently  been accused of causing disruption at meetings. Whether that's true or not is beside the point. The point is that we have a member of the executive causing a disturbance for no good reason, and we have the village newspaper supporting her action by publishing her side of the story in the paper under a letter entitled " Shame on the Messenger club" It should be entitled " Shame on Barbara Cornish" for creating a tempest in the teapot in the first place.

Barbara Cornish is welcome to come to any of the club meetings, but she should sign in , that would be the right thing to do.

Neil Moore

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Bits and Pieces, again

So what has happened at the last meeting of the Messenger Club. This meeting is opened to everyone, with the only requirement being that attendees sign in. Simple. But wait, the Cornish's arrived and refused to sign in. We do not know why. They were asked to leave and they did. They immediately wena t upstairs and complained to the Club House manager, Eva. But Eva was on Grossman's side for change. She agreed they should leave.

50 minutes or more were spent on the last Advisory Committee meeting discussing how a negative Vote by the DA should be handle. Eventually they decided that the if a vote by the DA is negative, that is turned down, the process should be returned to the Committee for evaluation forthwith. So what is it about this decision that takes almost a hour to decide.

Has anybody noticed that the lake's water height is down a couple of feet. What is going on with that? I thought the water were controlled by the State and they were looking out for us.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

More Bits and Pieces

So, if you follow what is going on with legal requests for info and the Israel administration you will see denials to everyone and everything that Israel is against. For instance:

Take the freedom of information rules. Although I am not sure if Israel has to follow the freedom of info rules or not, what is wrong with him doing the right thing. Both Myron and Ed Grossman have made applications for info from UCO, and so far have been ignored.

The lakes are being ignored, again!. There is an Algae bloom going on in the entrance lake and nobody is concerned. For the record Algae is unhealthy.

The wellington Pools are locked. keys are unavailable. The powers that be are tired of throwing money away on new locks. So why not leave the gates unlocked? Worried about unauthorized  entrances, who exactly?

As far as these pools are concerned I still think we could save a bunch of monies by using solar Panels to heat the pools. The old excuse that we tried it and it don't work, is 10 years old. Today Solar panels are the way to go.


Friday, June 30, 2017

Bits and Pieces

So first off let's talk about the new deal we have with Atlantic Broadband, As you should be aware the Contract was signed amid some fanfare but it appears as if nobody read it. I see that there were discussions about what happens if Atlantic does not meet its contractual obligations. In other words, there is nothing in the written contract that says Atlantic must pick up the additional cost for being late. So is this an oversite or is it a lie? Either way, we, CV, suffer. Sad.

Secondly, UCO (read D.Israel) has decided to rent space to Atlantic, so they could run their business. The rent is $1.00, I repeat the rent is $1.00

Thirdly, there is no Penalty for not performing as promised, when promised.

All of these were discussed and questioned and answered in the affirmative at the DA meeting, more than once! But the Contract does not reflect it. SO, it is not part of the package.

To get more info check out the Messenger club blog.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Advisory letter and Esignatures

 We got a letter (actually an Eletter or Email) from the chair of the Advisory Committee notifying us that they wouldn't accept electronic signatures on petitions to amend the bylaws. There's no good reason for their  refusal, the signatures are all verifiable, complete with phone numbers and addresses. Their reaction is not unexpected as we know that any attempt to change things for the better of the residents to the perceived detriment of the administration is going to be met with unreasonable and obstinate obstructionism. 
Here's the letter and our response below

From: "Anita Buchanan" 
To: "olga wolkenstein" , 
To "MARILYN" (Pomerantz) 
(email addresses removed for privacy considerations)
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 9:41:34 AM
Subject: Electronic Signatures
Marilyn and Olga,
Sorry, but the Advisory Committee isn't yet ready to accept electronic signatures on petitions. Under the law (see below) all parties have to choose to use electronic signatures), meaning that we'd have to include acceptance of e-signatures in the bylaws so all sides -- party petitioning and party receiving (UCO) -- would be in agreement. Electronic signatures are an idea whose time has come, but we're just a bit ahead of ourselves. We need a bylaw change and can address this at the July 11 meeting.
Here's the explanation: The ESIGN Act is a federal law passed in 2000. It grants legal recognition to electronic signatures and records if all parties to a contract choose to use electronic documents and to sign them electronically. ... No contract, signature, or record shall be denied legal effect solely because it is in electronic form.
Attorney language supporting this: "The current electronic petition by the 'Justice for Residents' does not meet the requirements of the Bylaws because the petition must be “signed” by at least 25 members. This means a hand written signature. The Bylaws do not provide for electronic voting or electronic signatures. Ch 718 has provisions for electronic voting but as we know UCO is not a condominium association and thus not subject to Ch 718. "
We want to let you know before you work on other proposals and you might want to redo the one you just submitted for one-vote. Thanks,
Anita Buchanan

Here's our response;
In re: The letter from Anita Buchanan, the chair of the UCO Advisory Committee rejecting E ( electronic) signatures as a legitimate way to propose amendments to the UCO bylaws.
Anita refers to the Esign Act as a basis for denying the use of E signatures as a vehicle for petitioning the UCO administration.
The assertion that the Esign Act prohibits the use of electronic signatures in this instance  is invalid .The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN, Pub.L. 106–229, 114 Stat. 464, enacted June 30, 2000, 15 U.S.C. ch. 96) is a United States federal law passed by the U.S. Congress to facilitate the use of electronic records and electronic signatures in interstate and foreign commerce by ensuring the validity and legal effect of contracts entered into electronically. . Unilaterally generated electronic records and signatures which are not part of a transaction also are not covered by this Act.
The general intent of the ESIGN Act is spelled out in the very first section(101.a), that a contract or signature “may not be denied legal effect, validity, or enforcability solely because it is in electronic form”. This simple statement provides that electronic signatures and records are just as good as their paper equivalents, and therefore subject to the same legal scrutiny of authenticity that applies to paper documents.
The Scope of this Act is inherently limited by the fact that it only applies to transactions related to business, commercial (including consumer) and governmental matters. Consequently, transactions with no relation to business, commercial or governmental transactions would not be subject to this Act.The proposing of an amendment to the bylaws of UCO does not fall into the framework covered by the act. The Esign Act is intended to be used as a tool for consumer protection in contracts and transactions and to facilitate commerce. Our petition is a request, not a contract or transaction. 
The further assertion that electronic signatures are not permitted under UCO bylaws is also challenged on the basis that the UCO bylaws do not specifically or in general prohibit Esignatures. The bylaw simply says "signatures" No reference is made in the bylaws to the nature of the signatures other than they must be verifiable.
We challenge the statement that "attorney language" supports the position of the committee. we question the existence of such an opinion and would like to respond to the attorney who stated it, if such an attorney exists,  so that we can challenge his opinion and defend our position. 
For the above stated reasons we respectfully request that the committee reconsider their position on this matter and do the right thing in accepting E signatures as a valid means to make proposals and present petitions to the administration  of Century Village

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Do we need a good, practicing Accountant?

Of course, we do!

To read the latest issue of the CVMessenger - Click here

So what is wrong with D.Israel? He has a practicing, licensed, in Florida and New York Accountant  Can you guess why he will not take advantage of this free volunteer?

It is easy, he, David Israel considers anybody that objects to him as an enemy and is not to be allowed on any committee.

This in line with the Presidents actions. Where he cannot fill the multitude of available jobs.

I think this is flat-out stupid. I don't think this type of action represents the good of the Village.

I don't think this type of attitude should be allowed to fester!