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Read DonHOHo's comment on the other blog and then realize how they are falling over their own feet, stumbling over their own words as they try to cover over what they have said all along. For the longest time David Israel and his shills and dupes have been ranting and raving like lunatics that there is no shortfall. That is only what the "malcontents" say, they said. We have all the money we need, they stated and whoa!! suddenly we find that lo and behold! There is a shortfall, a major one. Over $1.2 million dollars, but that is okay because they will simply rack up the UCO fees and never mind the fact that people cannot eat that increase. So along comes a treasurer who knows how to find what they have tried so hard to hide, their own slate member so they cannot run him over as they did a prior Treasurer who called them on their fiscal stupidity and malfeasance. He knows that we have to do something and I do not know if it was he who convinced David Israel or David Israel looking in the mirror and realizing that if he did not do something, burning effigies were in his future! Suddenly the holy grail of grails, the reserve fund set aside for the unnecessary and unwanted Wi Fi, was going to be needed to transfer over to the reserve debt. What a turnaround! But wait! There's more! (Ah, there's that damned knife commercial again!). Suddenly after spouting off like timed geysers that there is no need for a reserve, for money set aside, and no legal requirement, after getting a spanking in public over that stupidity, suddenly they are falling all over themselves to say oh, there is no legal requirement as such but it behooves responsible people to follow fiduciary responsibility and have a reserve. Wow!!!! Can you imagine that! In all this, methinks I hear an echo. I hear an echo of myself, of Olga, of Ed G. and Ed R., of Dorothy, of Gary, of Marcia, of Phyllis, of John, of George and Herb and Jack and everyone else who has tried to watch the careless spending these jerks had planned for our Village. All battles could not be won - hence the road and drainage fiasco that is still biting us in the rear - but the stupidity of the lift, and yes, it was a lift, not an elevator, being installed for an exorbitant price in Hastings, was stopped dead in its tracks. So you see, David Israel, now you are spouting our party line with your shill using the word consensus! Lucky I was sitting when I read that! Oh, and now that you are beginning to spout OUR lines, does that make the Know Nothing Do Nothing party applicants for the "malcontents" party? Hmmm... Interesting thought that, yes? Maybe we can gin up an application form and give it our immediate attention, as immediate as the attention you have given to my applications for seats on committees.
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This is the Editorial policy of our UCO reporter. Note it says it will publish both sides of an issue. Note also that the Malcontents are talked about all over the Reporter, but not one word from a Malcontent herself.
The Malcontent movement is running 2 active and busy blogs With all this writing and Blogging, with Posts and comments the editors of the reporter find nothing newsworthy? They do not see another side here? They do not see the Oppositions side?
Something is wrong here?
Is the UCO Reporter a Residents Newspaper or is it a House Organ controlled by David Israel and his minions? Or is it a Newspaper that shows both sides of a issue?
— Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200
Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the
enemy couldn’t heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the
Medal of Honor around his neck, in a somber White House ceremony that also paid
tribute to his nine platoon comrades who died that summer day in Afghanistan.
Pitts, a 28-year-old former Army staff sergeant from Nashua, New
Hampshire, is the ninth living veteran of America’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
to receive the nation’s highest decoration for battlefield valor. Obama praised
Pitts for holding the line as his comrades fell in one of the bloodiest battles
of the Afghan war.
“It is remarkable that we have young men and
women serving in our military who, day in and day out, perform with so much
integrity, so much humility and so much courage,” the president said. “Ryan
represents the very best of that tradition.”
Pitts’ mission that
day in June 2008 was supposed to be his last before returning home from his
second tour of Afghanistan. He and his team had been in the country for 14
months, the Army said, battling frequently with enemy forces in northeastern
Afghanistan’s mountainous Waygal Valley.
The goal was to move
troops and equipment out of Combat Outpost Bella, a remote post roughly 10 miles
from the nearest base, to a new site nearby. Accessible only by helicopter,
Outpost Bella was slated to be closed.
At 4 a.m., Pitts was manning
his observation post. On the horizon, he could see the blue-roofed buildings and
protective stone walls of the town of Wanat. What Pitts couldn’t know was that
all of those buildings were concealing enemy fighters. About 200 of them soon
launched a full-scale assault on the outpost.
A cascade of
rocket-fired grenades, gunfire and hand grenades fell on the troops, quickly
killing two paratroopers. Shrapnel from grenades struck Pitts in both legs and
his left arm. Unable to walk, he crawled to a comrade, who put a tourniquet on
For more than an hour, Pitts fought to protect the
remaining troops and defend the post, the Army said. Propping himself up on his
knees, he blindly fired a machine gun over a wall of sandbags, loading more
bullets into his weapon despite his loss of blood.
He radioed back
that he was alone, his teammates having all relocated or been killed.
That’s when Pitts accepted he was going to die, Obama said. But he kept
“That little post was on the verge of falling, giving the
enemy a perch to devastate the base below,” Obama said. “Against that onslaught,
one American held the line.”
Pitts stood stoically and humbly
during the ceremony, but in brief remarks later he read the names of his fallen
comrades, one by one.
Sergio Abad. Jonathan Ayers. Jason Bogar.
Jonathan Brostrom. Israel Garcia. Jason Hovater. Matthew Phillips. Pruitt
Rainey. Gunnar Zwilling.
“Valor was everywhere that day, and the
real heroes are the nine men who made the ultimate sacrifice so the rest of us
could return home,” Pitts said. “It is their names — not mine
that I want people to know.”
President Barack Obama drapes the Medal of
Honor on Ryan Pitts, 28, on Monday. The former Army staff sergeant fought off
enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghan war despite his
own injuries. J. SCOTT
APPLEWHITE / ASSOCIATED PRESS
In late 1944, in the wake of the allied forces' successful
D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, it seemed as if the Second World War was
all but over. But on December 16, with the onset of winter, the German army
launched a counteroffensive that was intended to cut through the Allied forces
in a manner that would turn the tide of the war in Hitler's favor. The battle
that ensued is known historically as The Battle of the Bulge. The courage and
fortitude of the American Soldier was tested against great adversity.
Nevertheless, the quality of his response ultimately meant the victory of
freedom over tyranny.
What is supposed to be going on is that we (UCO), according to the Millennium Agreement, we or rather UCO in our stead is suppose to pay the W.P.R.F insurance. But what has happened? We (UCO) are paying for the additional 6 listed insurances that is not part of the contract. If you ask around no body knows why. As a matter of fact this was questioned a while back and the extra Companies were removed. But now they are back!
Smart Don 0460 asks about the need for a reserve fund, for a savings fund, for a emergency fund. All of which are part of our every day lives. Does he bother to think why he has a savings account at his bank. I bet not, because it the right thing to do. The reason should be because it is the sensible thing to do.
Does he ask how we are to put monies aside for the road repairs which are sure to come, for the infrastructure repairs ( under ground pipes, electric cables, etc)?
No! You know all he cares about is making the point that the State Law does not require a reserve.
You can make the argument that the state does not have to legally require everybody to breath, everybody to pay their bills, of everybody to pay their bills in a time.
The problem with Don4060 (what kind of a name is that?) is that he only sees what he sees. he suffers from tunnel vision and/or a lack of common sense.
I am a Proud Malcontent and align myself with Patrick Henry, and the Signers of the United States Constitution. I am proud to be aligned with Such illustrious Company.
Now you must watch and understand the nefarious actions of our erstwhile President. The Great Gavel Banger. He is continuing with his blame game. Except this time he is blaming the delegates for our sad state of financial affairs. He again says it is all the delegates fault. But at the same time he tells us we need his, Israel's Wi-Fi. He explains that the delegates are responsible for the budget and then he advises us to go with him down his Wi-Fi hole
Of course the costs of Wi-Fi are hidden or unknown. That is how the the Gavel Banger works. His lead on the Wi-Fi, Anitra the renter, says that so far we have no idea as to cost, So David Israel says, no matter, go with me on this it will make your property more valuable. What exactly does a increase of upwards of $16 per owner, per month, per year, for 5 years do for our perceived property values ?
I congratulate Stewart Richland for his article on the Malcontents. Thanks Richard. We know who we are and what we are about. What is really sad is that the DavidIsraelland minions, hanger-ons and hang-arounders are not only blind, but they remind me of the 3 wise monkeys. See all evil, hear all evil and speak all evil, except in their case it is all backwards.
So to summarize, the Great One, The great Wisdom-Person, The Great Gavel Banger, says that the delegates are to blame for the state of budget, but please remember and embrace his (Israel's) Wi-Fi initiative. This must be Delegate approved, no matter the cost, the expense or senselessness of it.
This is Post by Mike, no Last name, no identification. He wants to rid South Florida of the MALS? Whoever they are. But first he wants to by-pass the Delegates and assign the Presidency to his friend and Partner David I, The Great Gavel Banger. You can't make this stuff up
PRESIDENT FOR LIFE
I Think the MALS might have something there! I will be circulating a petition to name David I ( President For Life ). After this becomes a reality, the Village Elders will perform an exorcism to rid CV of the MALS . The petition will be circulated at all pools , bus stops and the local Publix. America ! Ain't it great!
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POISONED BY A DICTATOR & THOSE WHO SPEAK FOR HIM
The Great Gavel Banger
I've listened and listened and listened at the Delegates’ meetings, at Committee
meetings, tuned into groups of people talking, listened at the various clubs,
at the pools and so forth; and I've read the UCO Reporter, and both Blogs
(public and private), and things that are floating around all the time.
So, I LISTEN
And, you know what? I realized that the great dictator, David
Israel, The Great Gavel Banger, has never responded to anything said of or about him, whether verbally
or in printing on any matter of substance.
If he says anything at all, it’s generally a one-liner. He uses other people to speak in his
stead. And, the only thing that comes
out of their faces or their literary skills, is their assessment of the conduct
of other people. That’s all they can
talk about. But even then, they don’t
dare talk about what comes out of the mouth of this Dictator who is degrading
and insulting other people. That, they
can’t talk about – prohibited.
sensible; be logical; be understanding of people’s feelings and opinions? That won’t happen. The Dictator cannot spit out things that make
sense to the average CV person. He’s
incapable of dropping to a level of reasonableness and understanding and
logic. So, being paranoid, he finds a
real needs for protection while in a public forum, -- thus the Sheriff’s men
all with firearms and all of their paraphernalia, ready to combat people who
carry canes and use walkers; those people who have something to say.
who speak for the Dictator, the ones who talk about other people’s conduct and their
reactions to matters brought forth for consideration, -- notice that they never
talk about the real issues, -- THE ISSUES THAT ARE MEANINGFUL AND IMPORTANT! –
the issues that affect 7,854 unit owners.
Just think about that for a moment.
There are a number of very serious issues that need to be discussed and
resolved. They NEED to be discussed and
acted upon. The Dictator won’t do it.
Why? Because he and his backroom
puppeteer brought us to the cliff’s edge.
How can they talk about undoing the tremendous damage that has already
been done by them or those matters relating to the future? He lets his spokespeople do it for him. They won’t do it because they don’t dare
touch matters that could bring up opposing opinions. All these people do who speak for the
Dictator is to criticize and put down anyone and everyone who dare to question
the Dictator. Just read all of the time
what they have to say on the Israel private blog. If you’re a reasonably
intelligent person, then you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Delegates sit there like a herd of cows who moo and groan and burp when a
person with an opposing view comes up to the mic, and the other half like a
herd of sheep who have nothing to say except to wave a placard, signifying
agreement to ANYTHING the DICTATOR proposes.
These people who front for the Dictator – all they do is criticize
anyone with the very slightest opposing view on any issue. How come these people who speak for the
Dictator, don’t write about the several important issues that need to be
discussed, and matters not hidden behind closed doors? You know why? – because you could say “I
down to a DEAD GOVERNMENT. Starting from
the top, all the way down. Nothing
happens unless it is secretly planned by the Dictator and his back-room master
of illicit schemes. And, it’s almost
always about the spending of our money, -- lots of it! Then he issues instructions to those who speak
and write for him, his robots. Can you
freaking believe this? There aren’t
enough words to describe this government that does nothing at all, except
attack those who have opposing views.
Delegates, if you’re too dumb to understand what the hell is going on, or if
you don’t give a fiddlered fart what direction the Dictator is taking us, then
stay home, -- don’t go to the Delegates’ meetings; sit at home and pick dingle berries.
EVERYTHING IS ABOUT MONEY, AND POWER, AND CONTROL . . . DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA
WHAT DIRECTION THIS VILLAGE IS GOING?
WELL, TRY A LITTLE MATH.
LAST 12 YEARS, COMPARE YOUR TOTAL MONTHLY UCO & WPRF PAYMENTS TO THE COST
OF LIVING/INFLATION. IT IS STAGGERING;
YOU’LL SHIVER. NOW, ACCELERATE WHAT
YOU’LL BE PAYING FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS BASED UPON WHAT YOUR PRESIDENT’S HISTORY
IS OF SPENDING MONEY. YOU’LL NEED AN
INSTANT CHANGE OF UNDERWEAR.
IT, AND THEN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
ANSWER, -- A NEW GOVERNMENT STARTING WITH THE PRESIDENT. IF YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS TO CV OR
ABOUT YOUR MONEY – THEN, WHATEVER
HAPPENS, YOU’LL DESERVE. SO, THINK AND
THINK HARD………YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO YOUR FELLOW UNIT OWNERS TO GET THAT
DICTATOR PRESIDENT OUT OF OFFICE.
Term Limits is still known as the largest grassroots movement in American history, and US Term Limits (USTL) was, and still is, the leader of that movement.
Term limits have been placed on 15 state legislatures, eight of the ten largest cities in America adopted term limits for their city councils and/or mayor, and 37 states place term limits on their constitutional officers.
American politicians, special interests and lobbyists continue to combat term limits, as they know term limits force out career politicians who are more concerned with their own gain than the interests of the American people.
A term limit is a legal restriction that limits the number of terms an officeholder may serve in a particular elected office. When term limits are found in presidential and semi-presidential systems they act as a method to curb the potential for monopoly, where a leader effectively becomes "president for life". Sometimes, there is an absolute limit on the number of terms an officeholder can serve, while, in other cases, the restrictions are merely on the number of consecutive terms.
Here in Century Village, while the Delegates were napping Term Limits were first passed and then not passed. Right now we have no Term Limits. We have effectively Voted in our Dear Leader, The Gavel Banger for life. I know, I know, that it is a undesirable situation, but that can be rectified quite easily. Vote for Term Limits at the next Meeting.
Don't have the right people to take his place, don't worry I can count on both hands a group of men and women who could do the job, with a whole lot more panache and a whole lot less aggravation and no loss of freedoms.
Wake up Delegates lets get our officers in office that will make Century Village the lovely place to live that it was!
Thank you PBSO sheriffs for guarding the Great knowledgeable One and his magic Gavel during this last delegates meeting. Yes Petey, although you probably don't know it there are two sides to every issue. That is the problem with tunnel vision and tunnel brain lock. You cannot be honest and see the other side of the equation, the opposing side.
As I have said before, the prime instigator, the moving force, the major disrupt-or behind the lack of decorum at the Delegates Meetings. Or, for that matter, even at some of the Committee Meetings, is the Great Gavel Banger himself.
If you attend the meetings it is obvious. But for those of you who feel that CV can run without intelligent input and don't come to the meetings. Watch the Video!
Look at the video where the Gavel Banger does not even let Olga get a word out before his dusting off the Gavel and banging away. "Sit down, you are out of order. Sit Down, Sit down....ad nauseum
Is the Sly one going to have PBSO Sheriffs at the noisier Committee meetings? Is he going to have the Sheriffs look over the Pools for the argumentative types and remove them?
What is absolutely maddening about this is that he has no right to silence the opposing view. Instead he should expose it, discuss it, and prove that it is not worthy. If he can. Which he can't, and that is exactly what he is afraid of.
He, by now you know who I am talking about, just read through Robert's Rules after about 8 years in office. So now he thinks he found a way to forbid any new entry to new ideas.It was called Good and Welfare, but it does not exist in the Rules.
The title of this posting says it all. Here is a quick and easy way - and economical way - of having your building Wi Fi'ed with little muss and no fuss. Here is what bright heads around the Village are telling me and there are buildings that have either done this or are on their way to doing it. So what is it?
First, send a note to David Israel or perhaps Howie O' Brien, Treasurer, that you are opting out of the Wi Fi proposal for the Village and the $2 fee on each unit. Your association will no longer remit that to UCO and your payment must be adjusted. There is a form that can be sent in and I believe you can contact Ed Grossman or Jean Dowling for it. Make sure you notarize your letter opting out and do not be threatened, as this is not one of the five things that UCO controls as far as contracts and enforcement. If UCO opposes you, the Bi Lateral Agreement states that in that case there must be arbitration and mediation. OPT OUT COMPLETE.
Wire Up. There are several ways to do this but the simplest way at this point and the most economical, especially for larger buildings is to call Comcast and set up an appointment. They will come to you and explain what happens. For $120 per month FOR THE ENTIRE BUILDING, NO MATTER THE SIZE, your building will have Wi Fi. If it is a larger or longer building, then for a ONE TIME fee of $75 each, they will put in extra leads or whatever they are called and it will work just fine. Again, buildings in the Village have done this and are eminently satisfied.
So what about security. It is just as secure as anything that has been proposed by UCO at this point and one can always, as David Israel has pointed out in his own preferred system , whatever that might be, buy or rent one's own router and have your own password. This will not affect the system in any detrimental manner. So, WIRE UP COMPLETED.
Last leg of the project. Turn ON your system and have at it. Enjoy the fastest speed around, the best bandwidth around, far better than with any other company. Is Comcast perfect? Far from it. Do they have a 100% customer relations and service record? No, but then again, I would love to see the one that does. I have no connection to Comcast other than the fee they deduct monthly from me. We use the computer(s) quite often, an extension of our fingers and an integral part of our lives (and at times I do regret that), but there it is - a fact. It is a fact as much as the one that states that Comcast and individual wiring of your building is the best way to go. I will also be fair and state that I do not know if AT&T does this, but again, use the phone and come to a meeting that will take place, I believe, on Sunday, July 27, in the Clubhouse, after the movie and there will be reps from Comcast for a presentation and to answer questions. I will certainly be there. Think about it - $120 per building. Do the math. Divide by the number of units and then tell me that it does not make economic sense.
As a added benefit, sign up through the a Messenger Club and get your first months billing refunded.
By the way, do not listen to naysayers who will tell you it does not work. It manifestly does and you can check that yourself by calling up the two people I previously mentioned in this article and/or come to the meeting. I hereby declare also, before some Davidisraelland inhabitants accuse me -
I HAVE NO CONNECTION TO COMCAST OTHER THAN THE BILL WE PAY EVERY MONTH. I NEITHER BENEFIT NOR SUFFER FROM THEIR STOCK PRICE NOR RECEIVE ANY COMPENSATION FROM THEM NOR, IN FACT, HAVE I EVER SPOKEN TO ANYONE ABOUT THIS, OTHER THAN HEARING FROM THEIR REP AT A MEETING AND BY SPEAKING WITH BUILDINGS THAT HAVE DONE THIS ALREADY. THERE IS THEN THE ADDED BENEFIT, BY THE WAY, OF NOT ADDING MORE MONEY TO THE WI FI ACCOUNT SO THERE WILL NOT BE ENOUGH MONEY TO GO FORWARD FOR STUDIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE WE DO NOT NEED. HEY, MAYBE THEN WE CAN USE THE MONEY THERE TO PAY OFF SOME OF THE SHORTFALL. AND YES, LANNY, THERE IS A SHORTFALL AND REAL MONEY MUST BE FOUND TO COVER IT. ALL WE WOULD NEED IS DELEGATE APPROVAL TO TRANSFER THE FUNDS. WOW!!! DELEGATE APPROVAL. INTERESTING IDEA, IS IT NOT, DAVID ISRAEL?
If you do some
investigation, you will find that it is relatively easy to trace back an e-mail
to the sender. The PBSO is just one of
the sources that you can use to find out who the cowards are that send to you
vicious and nasty e-mails.
Most especially, -- if you
and/or your family has been threatened with physical harm or the taking of a
life, it becomes a crime, a felony, and that person or persons can be
prosecuted and incarcerated.
Even if you don’t know the
name of the person or persons responsible, and you have enough circumstantial
evidence indicating the likelihood of who may be responsible, it certainly
would be in your best interests to report it to the authorities and then allow
them to do the investigatory work.
For instance, -- let’s
assume that you get a threatening e-mail at 8 o’clock on a Sunday evening and say
you notice only one vehicle parked in the rear of the UCO building, and the
lights are on in a certain office within the building, – one might logically conclude
that there may be a connection that the PBSO needs to look at. That is only one example.
The viciousness and
nastiness of e-mails to you can give to you a strong hunch of who is
responsible by the way they are written, the composition and their content. You’re dealing, of course, with a person
having severe paranoia, -- a real delusional psychotic character. This person carries, no doubt, a tremendous
amount of hate.
It’s like a boxer in the
ring who jabs and jabs while constantly hitting his opponent, and his opponent
constantly swings back, but always misses.
To draw up even, the opponent will butt heads, bite ears, pull hairs,
hit below the belt, or do something that nobody will allow or tolerate. Your e-mailer is such an opponent.
It may be a good idea to
print all of the e-mails, flag those that are IN ANY WAY, threatening, and
discuss the matter with a PBSO detective.
Oh, you certainly can catch this person, or persons, and then exposing
them to the entire Village will be their demise. They’ll be forever people who are considered
wicked, rotten and cowards. Bottom line,
-- come out fighting – get these bastards.
A common occurrence at UCO
is concealing and hiding anything and everything, and doing it without
reservation. Challenge UCO, and they
will talk about you in a very libelous way on Israel’s BLOG; slander you
whenever they get the opportunity; write about you at will in the UCO Reporter;
chop you down at a Delegate’s meeting where they literally control the speaker
system, and the President denigrates your reputation by shouting “sit down –
you’re out of order”.
Let’s take a look at the
Master Insurance Policy, for instance, in which UCO, in compliance with the
Bilateral Agreement, is supposedly doing you a tremendous favor by soliciting
bid proposals on your behalf from insurance agents.
Ed Ross believed, because
of information that he received from reliable sources, that there were
improprieties involved in the receiving of bid proposals, including but not
limited to, bid rigging. The entire
secret bidding process appeared to smell.
And, this was really of concern because in many budgets as much as 40%
could be attributed to master policy premiums.
So, Ross, being most
inquisitive, hand-delivered a letter dated February 24, 2011, to UCO,
requesting the opportunity to review and perhaps copy the three insurance bid
proposals that were submitted (Brown & Brown, Plastridge and The Mack
Group). That request was ignored – no
response by e-mail, U.S. mail, telephone or fax. A second letter dated March 4, 2011, making
the same request, was hand-delivered to UCO.
Again it was ignored. Ross
detected something was definitely wrong.
The Insurance Committee,
composed of ten or more members, normally require bid proposals to be sealed,
stamped on the envelope when received so that they are not delivered late and
disqualified, - and then all of them opened at the same time on a specific
date, at a specific hour, at a specific place – at a meeting of the Insurance
Committee who were duly notified of the bid opening. This never happened. None of it happened. Bids were not date stamped; they were opened
separately on different days, and in secrecy.
There were no Insurance
Committee minutes taken at the time of the bid opening. Think about that one for a moment. A certain bid was opened secretly on a late
Friday afternoon and it was approved secretly over that following weekend. Something was very wrong, for sure. It appeared that a certain bid was allowed to
be “fixed” by the Insurance Committee leaders.
To be very blunt, at the very least,
there was bid
Ross was then forced to
consult an attorney in order to obtain these requested documents, under Chapter
617 of the Florida statutes. There were
more delays, more stalling by the insurance committee chairperson by executing
a letter which basically denied Ross the access to public documents under the
ploy of needing agents’ permission to do so. The sealed bids were, indeed private, so that
one bidder could not see what another bidder was submitting. However, once they were opened, under the
law, they became public to any Century Village resident who is part of the
insurance program, and most especially to a delegate, who, in fact, is a member
of UCO’s Board of Directors.
So, again, these bids,
tainted by a lack of proper procedures, were kept secret. It appears that UCO feels that they are above
the law. It became necessary for Ross’
attorney to send a second letter to the insurance chairperson and told her,
without equivocation, that her reluctance to comply with state law could bring
her before a judge.
You want information that
you’re entitled to receive? UCO makes
you go to an attorney. Ask Mr. Black and
Mrs. Dowling, - they experienced the same thing. They requested information which they were
rightly entitled to, and they were refused.
This was UCO’s standard way of telling you – “GO AWAY”. They had no choice but to seek legal counsel.
On September 30, 2011,
some eight months later, the insurance chairperson hand-delivered a copy of
three bid proposals to Ross’ attorney.
The attorney’s letters had requested a copy of the ORIGINAL bid
proposals and insurance committee minutes.
Again, secrets and
flagrant lies. The Brown and Brown
insurance bid proposal given to Ross was not the original proposal, but rather,
the third proposal submitted by Brown and Brown. Page after page in the proposal clearly
reveals that it could not have been possible to submit such information at the
time that the bids were originally due. Mr.
Ross has absolute proof that the final bid proposal submitted by Brown & Brown
as a conjured up fabrication and made to look like it was supposed to be the
original. It was faked, and this is why
the bid proposals were kept so secret.
So, after continuously
beating the previous insurance chairperson into the ground, the President
appoints someone new to take over the Insurance Committee. But
that is the UCO way, - to smite flat anyone who causes the slightest quiver in
the river of deception. And now, at
this time, you have something that appears to be rotten to the core.
Their cry at UCO is – “We
don’t lie about anything. Come into our
offices and we’ll show you whatever you want to see.” That statement, in itself, is slurring the
truth. After eight months, you really
have to ask, - “What were you hiding? If
you didn’t do something illicit or illegal, you would have produced the
So, why do hundreds, if
not thousands of people distrust UCO?
This insurance fiasco is a typical example of the dominance, egotistical
attitude and control, and their secrecy and deception behind closed doors. And, you know what? We let it all happen.
Are you a delegate who is
a member of UCO’s Board of Directors, or are you conforming to peer pressure? Don’t just play follow the leader. Think before
you vote. Judge for yourself - you have
a right to do that!
Edward J. Ross, AIA, FARA,
President, Oxford 100
Condominium Association, Inc.
There goes that same refrain again - "Here we go again, um..a..um: this time with Wi Fi - again. In this month's issue of The Reporter, Anitra, the renter who should not even be ON a committee (but then again, David Israel only abides by the by-laws when he wants to) writes with great authority of the Wi Fi situation. She states that RFPs were sent out, when bids will be opened and then this lovely statement.
"We are unable to quote anything as to what this is going to cost us.....the hope is that the money currently being collected will be enough to provide any infrastructure that is needed for the roll-out." Are they for real? Again! They have no idea of the cost and they HOPE the money will be enough? Does anyone hear paving bells again? And what are we doing here anyway? How much money will we be on the hook for again? So what to do? First, UCO, by Article 3 of the bylaws is only entitled to work out 5 areas for the Village and NONE of them is Wi Fi, so....they really are not entitled to the current monthly bite. In fact, associations and people can opt out and if UCO has an issue with this, well, then the by-laws require mediation and arbitration. Second, again no clue as to cost and final bottom line. Again, going into a project with eyes closed and our wallets open. Again, lack of process and procedure, lack of understanding of what needs to be done. And why do this anyway? Building after building is looking into their own Wi Fi setup, no fuss, no muss, no infrastructure of big or small towers, no digging and in no time they have the set up complete. Comcast has been doing this and they presented it at a Club meeting. AT&T has its own plan. Other buildings are not interested at all as individuals have their own set up, share it with others or have worked out other ways. Some people are not interested in Wi Fi at all and have no computers.And if the French-Canadians want their Wi Fi, they can do it like everyone else - individual or building and then use the pool areas. Stand outside many buildings and you can already hook up onto a connection. In the middle of the road perhaps not, but then again, do we need Wi Fi in the middle of the road?!! Well, alrighty then, (sorry, could not pass up quoting our fearful leader) let's look at the next step. Discussing this at the assembly. I can already hear the dulcet tone of David Israel's voice. "Out of order! Sit Down! Slam goes the gavel and now a new step. Guards, please remove these malcontents" (by the way, a proud American tradition). Well, alrighty then, Houston, we have a problem. You see, these people are not out of order and the off duty PBSO officers cannot physically remove them or touch them lest they be opening themselves up to their own charges - and David Israel right along with them as he would then be complicit in a conspiracy to violate and deny civil rights, to assault and battery, and who knows what else. So all this could be avoided if David Israel would listen to the people, but he will not. His dementia with its paranoia, aggressiveness, anger, perservation leads him down the wrong primrose lane and WE all suffer because of this. It's the same old song..... ISN'T IT TIME WE CHANGED THE CHANNEL?