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.