Saturday, February 27, 2016

WHY IS KAREN ESPOSITO USING AN ALIAS?

  Karen Esposito...  aka Kim Weigal

A well known personality called me and said that he was trying to help "KIM WEIGAL" regain custody of her kids. She was being held out as the "poster child" for moms being hurt in an allegedly corrupt children and youth system. It appears that a Scranton man who heads the "VOICES" Facebook group was equally duped. Peple trying to do good for a citizen claiming distress.

But there was a problem. Kim Weigal does not exist. Karen Esposito is the real person. It is kind of hard to pursue an investigation if you are chasing ghosts. It also takes a junkie to lie like this, doesn't it? Pretty close to the truth.

KAREN ESPOSITO and HER DRUGS

- Crack Cocaine conviction (man from Bronx hiding in closet; scales and other items found)
- Crack Cocaine paraphenalia conviction

- Karen has claimed to be on Suboxone (similar to methadone; a drug used for heroin and pain killers)
- Two DUI cases pending

- Ordered by a Judge not to drive her kids (held in contempt several times when she did anyway)
- Lost custody of her kids 

- Passes out frequently (many witnesses)
- Karen still drinks and smokes

- A family connection stated that she has tested positive for many drugs over the years (allegedly even morphine)

- Karen invited a man over for a date. Karen passed out in the shower. This man then broke ties with Karen due to drug use. Karen Esposito then filed felony criminal trespassing charges against the man after she left the door open for him for the date. The man spoke with the reporting officer and charges were dropped.

- Karen Esposito is in the company of ANDY OSTROWSKI frequently (moving items from his apartment on 02/27) and is seen staying overnight often. A neighbor stated that that Karen Esposito once said a few months ago: "I am bringing Andy some marijuana to make him feel good." Andy Ostrowski has also told this neighbor that he frequently smokes pot.

CRACK BUST    Karen Esposito   Crack, wads of cash, weight scales found. Two black men (one from Bronx) found hiding in closet).



TWO PENDING DUI'S

Friday, February 26, 2016

OSTROWSKI: RAMBLINGS OF AN ADDICT AND DISBARRED LAWYER

ANDY OSTROWSKI CONTINUES TO HARASS ME WITH EMAILS.    

I ENCOURAGE THE PRESS TO SHOW UP ON MARCH 7 (10:45 AM;  MAGISTRATE BARILLA) FOR OSTROWSKI'S LAUGHABLE DEFAMATION SUIT.

 OSTROWSKI HAS LOST HIS LAW LICENSE FOR 6 YEARS AND REFUSES TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY.   

I WILL BE HANDING OSTROWSKI MY COUNTER SUIT TO HIS ALLEGATIONS ON THIS DAY.   HIS ONLY MEANS OF SURVIVAL APPEARS TO SUING OTHERS AND ALLEGEDLY SELLING SOME QUESTIONABLE ITEMS.

Disciplinary Board report on Ostrowski  HERE

Personal Disclosure for Ostrowski  HERE

Where to report Ostrowski - Scroll to next post  SEE BELOW


RAMBLINGS FROM A DISBARRED/ADDICT  LAWYER

LETTER # 1
On Friday, February 26, 2016 6:24 PM, Andy Ostrowski <ajo@bsolaw.com> wrote:

This email relates to the ongoing defamation of me and the other violations of my legal rights and interests, and the hearing I have scheduled against ---- for March 7, 2016 before District Justice Barilla in Swoyersville, PA.
First and foremost, if you are going to continue to promote my candidacy for the United States Senate on wbtruth.blogspot site, and the witness facebook page, I ask that you kindly put a better photo of me up on those sites, as I am much sexier now than I was in that photo from 2012 that keeps being posted with defamatory information, and misguided attempts to damage and injure me.

Do not take my light-heartedness, as above, to distract, however, from the seriousness of the menacing course of conduct to which I have been subjected, and the seriousness with which I will deal with it. It just so happens that I know that you will all fall flat on your face in these misguided, demon-inspired, antics, and attempts to damage and injure me, and that I will prevail in the end, because the truth is 100% on my side, and every utterance about me is completely false, except those in the records I have shared, and have agreed to otherwise. That is the source of my bravado. It is not bluster, and comes with the confidence of living a moral, principled, honest life, and knowing that people who will get up to the unlawful antics you have all gotten up to in such a desperate and misguided ways are shallow, insecure, and, above all else, really stupid.

I note that the celebration of ---- as some sort of hero by witness, witness, and witness does a severe disservice to women everywhere, and the below email thread hows that he is engaged in a very un-balanced, possibly criminal, course of conduct against Kim Weigel aka Karen Esposito. The fact that he tracked her posts on the ------ facebook page down in order to defame her, and defame me, and use that as a launching point to try to damage me in my professional affairs would show just that to any rational human being. The fact that you all seized on it, and appear to have celebrated him as some knight in shining armor in order to attack me for pointing out in the past how pathetic you all are just confirms that I was correct from the start which, of course, I knew that I was, or I wouldn’t have said it to begin with.

The attachment is something I wrote, and was going to post to the many friends of mine who are on that ----- facebook page, or, at least, to those that were kind and decent enough to alert me to the fact that I was, once again, being dragged through the mud through absolutely no culpable fault of my own. The only thing I am “guilty” of is being 100% correct about everything I have said, and you all acting out of the character defects and intellectual deficiencies I have so poignantly pointed out. It covers enough of the truth of that childish, but potentially harmful, social media nonsense you dysfunctionals all get up to. I may well still share it there if I keep hearing about your nonsense.

As you know, I have all the written records to back up everything I have said, and the lengthy course of unlawful conduct to which I have been subjected. My “long emails’ may be something that you would like to criticize, but what I am doing here, and what I will be doing in the future, makes me satisfied that I exercise impeccable judgment in dealing with dishonest, malicious, and vindictive people. You will see, if you are capable of wise discernment, and I have my serious doubts about that. They will all be revealed, as necessary.

I do anticipate suing witness and witness, and may well include them on the same lawsuit I may be filing on the claims that I have against Spring Township, and others, though I have not finally decided on the exact timing and details of all of that. I am 100% certain, however, that it will be a proper, good faith, thing to do, and that my claims have substantial merit. In that regard, witness, ----, witness, witness, witness, and witness, are all directed to preserve any and all written and/or electronic communications, be it email, correspondence, social media posts, private messages, text messages, and otherwise, that discuss, refer or in any way relate to me. I would appreciate you voluntarily forwarding them to me, but, at the very least, they all should be preserved with the suggestion of pending and likely future litigation.

I send this email with full knowledge of the contact I received from a lawyer hired by witness several months ago to threaten and malign me because witness is a coward, and I have all the written records relating to that, as well, and will be prepared to deal with it, however they choose to proceed. All the written records I have would likely make some interesting reading, and it will all be used as evidence in any and all future proceedings. Again, I am fully-prepared to deal with all of it.
I send this email to witness , who is the lawyer for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel that is fighting to oppose my reinstatement to practice. I know that things are being gone through in detail looking for reasons to oppose my very deserved resumption of the occupation and career of my choosing, as well as my passion, and, indeed, my calling, and suspect that I have heard nothing sooner about the Mark Robbins nonsense, or the nonsense, because it is recognized as inherently non-credible; however, the recent open solicitation by these very foolish people to contact her kind of forced my hand to address it directly, so that I am not blind-sided in the future, or these things are not being held for future use. If they wind up as part of the record of my pending proceeding, with briefing and decisions coming soon, that will be very unfortunate, as these things relate to my purely private affairs, and were thrust upon me by some very unprofessional, dysfunctional, people that I only ever tried to help. Of course, also, if what ---- posts on his blog is accepted as truthful, then the question and implication may be that the things that he has posted about many other lawyers, judges, and public officials should be accepted as truthful, as well, and that would open up a host of questions as to why it is being used against me, but they are proceeding without consequence. Interesting.

I send this email to Dan Becker, the Reading Eagle people, and the Spring Township people because you have a huge problem on your hands with that Hidden Valley Condominium that you need to quit covering up, and come out and address. The building is very likely built on contaminated land, and it needs to be condemned, and those people living in that building, and the poor and elderly people living in Penn’s Crossing, need to be protected from the harms you are knowingly subjecting them to.  Witness and witness (witness’s power-of-attorney and caretaker) have fought with the truth for years, and, though they don’t deserve the least bit of dignified treatment from me, and have treated me worse than anyone I have ever come across in my life, there is a higher purpose at issue involved. I am running for United States Senate, and expect to be on the ballot, and I assure you, I will be continuing to address that issue until it is resolved. I made a promise to do so, as well.

I include Steve Corbett and Jim Halpin on this email because I think that the hearing on March 7 will be a good opportunity to see ---- get a valuable lesson in responsible journalism and in being a gadfly, muckraker, and/or advocate, and the harms that can be done to the valuable effort of blowing the whistle on public misconduct and corruption when irresponsible, unprincipled, insecure, and dishonest people use their forums for personal, misguided, vindictive, purposes. ----- will fall flat on his face, I assure you. That may be entertaining, and even satisfying, for some who know the kind of unbalanced character he is, but I will probably still be there to pick him up, pat him on the head, and send him on his way with valuable lessons in life learned.
The others included on this email are for purposes of which they should be aware, and are not necessary for me to get into.

I did not include witness , my witness , on this email, because she is ill, physically and mentally, and does not deal well with stress, and, even though she has caused me annoyance and distress over the months, I care for her very much, and would not want to embroil her in this. Unfortunately, ---- does not have any sense of that, or concern for her, and would happily exploit her for fodder to try to hurt me. It is all misplaced. Desperate and stupid people do desperate and stupid things. I will reserve my further comment on all of that for another time, but assure you that the information being relied upon from and through her is 100% false, but just like witness  witness , and witness did in blindly and foolishly relying on ----, ---- has exercised equally poor judgment in jumping on, and exploiting, witness . God bless her. I really do care about her.

One thing that my life has taught me, for anyone really interested in taking a deeper look, is that God does work in mysterious ways, and the fact that ----, witness witness witness , and even witness all found each other in all of your lives over me, with no urging or action from me to make any of it happen, really gives pause to reflect on the wondrous mysteries of our Father in heaven – “uncanny” does not do it justice, and it is my faith that allows me to send emails like this with utmost confidence that it is the right thing to do in the pursuit of justice.

LETTER # 2
From: Andy Ostrowski [mailto:andy@andyostrowski.com]
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2016 2:26 PM
To: 'Mark Robbins'
Subject: Ostrowski v. ---- March 7, 2016 hearing

Mark,
This email is for legal purposes in connection with an upcoming hearing scheduled for March 7, 2016 at 10:45 a.m. before District Justice Barilla.
I note, at the outset, that the “no contact” direction in the below December 26, 2015 email from you was breached by you with your phone call, and text message of January 27, 2016 and text message of January 28, 2016.
Although I do not have the right to get discovery from you in connection with this proceedings, I anticipate that these matters may proceed beyond March 7, 2016, and am making a few requests of you.
First, I ask that you bring with you on March 7, 2016 all documents that support any and every contention you made in your February 23, 2016 post on http://wbtruth.blogspot.com/, and for any other post that you have made that directly and/or indirectly discusses, refers, and/or in any way relates to me.
Next, please bring with you and all posts from http://wbtruth.blogspot.com/ that discuss refer and/or in any way relate to me. I am asking for all current posts, all edits and reposts, and all posts that have been posted, and taken down.
I also would like all facebook messages, emails, and/or any other written and/or electronic communications that you have disseminated that discuss, refer, and/or in any way relate to me.


If you do not bring all of these things with you on March 7, 2016, I request that you preserve all of them as evidence in ongoing legal proceedings, with sanctions to be sought in the event that they are not preserved and produced.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

WHERE TO REPORT ANDY OSTROWSKI



WHO TO CONTACT:
Julia M. Frankston-Morris, Esquire
Disciplinary Counsel
Pennsylvania Judicial Center
601 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 5800
P.O. Box 62675
Harrisburg, PA 17106-2675
T-717.772.8572
F-717.772.7463

Recently I have been inundated with horror stories across the state related to the disbarred (for 6 years) Andy Ostrowski whose mental state somehow convinces him that is a good ideas as 
- a disbarred attorney
- one who has had three substance abuse stays
- one who has admitted to "self medicating" with pot
- one who has continued to have a junkie (Karen Esposito - FB alias Kim Weigal) spend significant time with him in Sugarloaf often for overnights (crack cocaine conviction, not allowed to drive her children, passes out, lost custody of her children... this is the very short list)


- one who floats the idea of PTSD to the Disciplinary Board which did not accept this malady in its writings.

... to run for (1) PA Governor, to run (2) against Lou Barletta, and now (3) has designs on the US. Senate. His platform is singular: The Courts suck

I have been told directly by people desperate to reach me that Ostrowski:
- has dealt with them dishonestly
- has stalked a female when she no longer would support his candidacy.
- has called this female the "C" word
- constantly threatens law suits (and sometimes follows through)
- asks people for money (I am one example) in wording, in my opinion, that is a veiled extortion attempt.
- Writes long rambling letters to people using terms like "douche bag" and other juvenile terms
- Wrote one letter to a person's psychiatrist (who reported him to the bar)
- has practiced law illegally
- has actively aided a junkie mom in getting her children back which is a very dangerous idea
- has stolen from a neighbor (percocet, beer, art supplies, paintings, and bath towels)
- it has been suggested that he and the junkie mom could be getting the little money they have through selling banned substances.

If any of this sounds familiar, please  contact:

Julia M. Frankston-Morris, Esquire
Disciplinary Counsel
Pennsylvania Judicial Center
601 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 5800
P.O. Box 62675
Harrisburg, PA 17106-2675
T-717.772.8572
F-717.772.7463
Julia.Frankston-Morris@pacourts.us

OSTROWSKI's PERSONAL DISCLOSURE

Personal and Professional Disclosure

I come to this campaign with some topics for which it is very reasonable and appropriate for the voters to want all the information available to explain that background.  I understood that at the time I made the decision to seek this office.  That is why I am posting this.
I currently have a suspended law license, suspended for a year and a day effective February 9, 2010.  I am eligible for reinstatement, and will be filing for reinstatement in the near future.
I have also had some personal struggles, which became publicly known due to the Supreme Court Disciplinary Board releasing my medical history to the public.  The two issues relate to each other, and are part of a story that must be understood when answering the question “why were you suspended?”
The short answer is I was suspended because I am a civil rights lawyer who became a target of a corrupt attorney disciplinary system because of the nature of the cases I handled, and the people I represented and worked with.
I suffered with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder most of my life resulting from some severe burns I suffered as a child.  I had some issues related to that condition that caused me problems off and on throughout my life.  I never received a proper diagnosis or treatment for it, and self-medicated with marijuana, which is now recognized as one of the most effective PTSD treatments.  In 2013, I did, after nearly 40 years of suffering with the condition, receive a diagnosis, and have received proper treatment for it.  I do not use marijuana or any prescribed medications of any kind now.
My practice was largely devoted to civil rights cases.  I have represented minorities, women, whistle blowers, and victims of police and government abuse, and have sued many highly placed public officials and wealthy public and private institutions over the years, including Penn State University and Hershey Foods.  I was “zealous” and competent in my representation, always.  Civil rights lawyers all over the country, and lawyers who speak out against questionable conduct of judges and courts, are singled out disproportionately for sanctions and for discipline.
I experienced some personal problems related to my medical condition that interfered with my practice 7-11 years ago, and was unable to follow through on a case for a client for medical reasons.  I saw that the client received assistance from other counsel, and paid another attorney to pick up and help.  He had trial counsel, but lost the trial, and made a complaint to the Disciplinary Board.
The Disciplinary Board decided to use that case to take my license from me.  I did nothing for which I should have been disciplined.  Other attorneys who had done far, far more than me, have received slaps on the wrist, so-to-speak, and have been protected by the system.  One of the documents I am making available is a chart of comparative disciplines against other non-civil rights lawyers.
Because of medical mistreatment I experienced in and around the same period of time, I had no medical evidence to put on at the time of my hearing on the charges.  I admitted most of the facts, and stipulated to a moderate punishment because I wanted to put the matter behind me and get on with my active practice.  That stipulation was rejected, as was a similar recommendation by a hearing panel, and the full Disciplinary Board summarily imposed a suspension for one year and one day, with no further right for hearing or argument by me.  That recommendation was accepted by the Supreme Court.  The year and a day period is significant because it requires a reapplication and hearing process to get reinstated for any discipline over one year.
After the hearing on my discipline, the client came to me and apologized for filing the complaint against me.  He also asked me to represent him again.
The Disciplinary Board published an opinion, and filled it with facts that, while largely true, were cast in an unfavorable light toward me, deliberately.  Again, I had no mitigating medical evidence, which I now have.  That was a highly significant factor in my discipline, i.e., if I had appropriate medical evidence, I likely would not have been disciplined, or the punishment would have been substantially mitigated, and I would have my license now.
There is an implication in the Disciplinary Board opinion that I misused client funds.  This is false.  The client paid me, and all agreed that I more-than-earned the amount he paid me.  I even paid money out of my own pocket to other counsel to ensure he had adequate representation when I experienced the medical issues.  I handled the fees as is customary in the litigation practice.  This issue was put in the Disciplinary Board opinion to create an impression of some sort of dishonesty on my part.  This is false.  I never engaged in an act of dishonesty or deceit throughout my career.
I have attempted to go back and have my old disciplinary proceedings opened, and have my prior punishment reduced under principles recognized in the law for opening prior judgments.  My efforts have been denied by both the state and federal courts.  My reinstatement has been resisted because of my activities through the Pennsylvania Civil Rights Law Network, and my writings onwww.pennsylvaniacivilrightslawnetwork.com, and some videos that are posted atwww.youtube.com/PCRLN1776.  In these matters, I am highly critical of the courts, and the quality of access to justice in our country.  Please review these materials at great length, as they contain very important information.
I have been told by my former attorney that he could get me my license back if I take down my site, and the federal disciplinary prosecutor specifically cited my writings and videos as a basis for not returning me to practice, on the asserted grounds that they demonstrate that I am not fit to return to the practice of law.  That is false.  I will not take down my site, and the public should be outraged that an attorney’s right to practice should be conditioned on compromising his First Amendment rights.  This, however, is the state of our judiciary.
Federal Middle District Judge Matthew Brann wrote an opinion for public consumption a week after I announced my candidacy for Congress that was terribly dishonest.  He found me unfit to return to practice, citing my PCRLN materials.  He has only been a federal judge for just over a year.  Everything I have said in those materials is demonstrably true, and I invite further inquiry into all of these matters.  I am making all the supporting documents available.
As a result of all of the foregoing, I have also suffered catastrophic personal financial losses.  Dozens of meritorious cases of mine, and/or that I was working on with others over the years, that should have gone to trial, have been thrown out on unsupportable grounds by the courts, and the medical mistreatment I was subjected to also contributed to my situation.  There are tax liens and judgments against me.  I have, however, never put my personal financial condition above my commitment to justice.  These matters will all be resolved in time.
There is an abundant amount of information in the public domain that is available concerning all of these matters, and I am making it available here.
I am running for Congress despite all of the foregoing, knowing full well that my opponent will seek to use select pieces of these things for political advantage.  I suspect the press, favorably inclined to my opponent, or disinclined to me, will do the same.  The Republican Herald of Bloomsburg had already done so in 2010, and released all my disciplinary matters widely in that area because I was Counsel in state and federal actions at that time exposing the grave and extensive misconduct behind the internationally known Centralia mine fires.  There was never any fire that was ever going to threaten the existence of the Borough of Centralia.  The Republican Herald appears to have some interest in casting me in a pretty bad light.  I will talk about those matters during my campaign.
I also will be engaging in other procedures seeking the reinstatement of my law license.  I will be doing that during this campaign.
I have always conducted myself as a professional, with integrity and honesty, and should, rightfully, be returned to the practice of law.  My experiences as a civil rights lawyer have given me a unique insight into some of the problems that are affecting our political culture and society, but are not often talked about.  While my personal experience is part of it, this is not a personal mission.  I have seen too many people abused by the system, and had their faith and confidence in their courts and governments shattered, and had those rights with which they have been “endowed by their creator” cut off and denied, and recourse to their courts for remedies, and their vindication cut off and denied.  It is a problem with much wider implications.
In 1821, Thomas Jefferson said the following:
The germ of destruction of our nation is in the power of the judiciary, an irresponsible body – working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall render powerless the checks of one branch over the other and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.
And in Federalist 17, Alexander Hamilton said:
… the ordinary administration of criminal and civil justice … is the most powerful, most universal, and most attractive source of popular obedience and attachment. It is that which, being the immediate and visible guardian of life and property, having its benefits and its terrors in constant activity before the public eye, regulating all those personal interests and familiar concerns to which the sensibility of individuals is more immediately awake, contributes, more than any other circumstance, to impressing upon the minds of the people, affection, esteem, and reverence towards the government.
I believe my experience has given me a unique insight into these matters, and their truthfulness and aptness to our current political and cultural climate.  These are matters of high public importance that must be addressed, and I felt I had an obligation to discuss them on the PCRLN site.
The mass media, however, for institutional reasons, does not cover these matters, and the judiciary has largely excised itself from the checks and balances of the other branches.  They are very important political issues, and I feel I have a duty to discuss them as a candidate for the United States Congress.
I have a personal history that does not disqualify me from anything.  My own suffering has taught me empathy and compassion for all suffering anywhere, and a commitment to eradicate it.  My disciplinary history, and that of a friend and colleague of mine by the name of Don Bailey, has given me a unique insight into the workings of the system, and how the admonitions of Thomas Jefferson are being carried out.
It is time for some real change in this system by getting back to some very basic fundamental issues like due process and fairness.  That is why I decided to run for Congress.  The personal and disciplinary stuff is just part of the story that brought me here.  The voters can decide on its true importance.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Devastating effects of state police cover ups (Salavantis DUI)


Consider Luzerne county head detective Mike Dessoye (and others).
- He knew nothing of the head of parole (Elmy) selling crack?
- He knew nothing of the hundreds ov cars Leo Glodzik stole?
- He allowed his brother to protect a heroin house while cavorting with the head of the heroin house? The heroin honey.
- He sat there and watched as Salvantis's Dui was covered up?
- He only watched as magistrstes and officials abused alcohol (and whatever else)?
It is funny. Aren't detectives supposed to know things?
The Fbi I am told by many people cowers to this jerk. Sickening. Both Dessoyes deserve life sentences for all the crimes they did not report and covered up.

"REAL NEWSPAPERS" investigate the compromising of 3 critical parts of our system of justice. As it stands, these parts are completely contaminated. 

(1) Salavantis hits pole while drinking and car is towed (before run against Musto Carroll)

(2) Sanguedolce is in car with her 

(3) Janes Degnan of State Police as the head od locat State Police (Troop P) I hold responsible for the cover-up.

(4) The cover-up expands as the rank and file state policemen continue the gag order. 

(5) President Judge Hughes was a big Republican advocate for Salavantis while lying to Jackie Musto Carroll

(6) HOW MUCH MONEY DID IT TAKE TO PULL THIS OFF? 

IF DEGNAN WASN'T PAID... THEN WHY DID HE COVER IT UP? 

IS THERE ANY CIRCUMSTANCE APPROPRIATE FOR A COVER-UP? NO!

DID (now) PRESIDENT JUDGE HUGHES (like Salavantis; a Republican) CONTRIBUTE TO A PAY OFF?

DID HE HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF A BRIBE (PAY OFF) AND LOOK THE OTHER WAY?

IF HUGHES KNEW ANYTHING... IT IS A CRIME TO NOT REPORT A CRIME. HE SHOULD BE STRIPPED OF JUDICIAL AUTHORITY.


Sunday, February 14, 2016

SCALIA'S DEATH: GOD's GIFT TO LGBT's


SEE HERE

Did you cry when Bin Laden died?

Would the blacks of 1963 have cried if George Wallace had passed away?

Spare your tears for Scalia !!

The man was a bully and a bigot and ignorantly fought to take away the freedoms of millions who never chose to be gay.

Some say he had a brilliant mind. Yes. To hurt people.

When one consider that gay youth commit suicide at 8 times the average - we can point to people like Scalia and Conservative Christians who cherry pick and misinterpret scripture.

Want to know more?  Go HERE   (LGBTWOW.com)

ONE "NUGGET"    Did you know that homosexuality as an orientation was not recognized until the late 19th century? The term didn't enter the Bible until the 1950's.

So people that use the word "homosexual" as though it existed in Biblical times are ALWAYS wrong!

Folks. I have read tin some places that we should spread love and  light etc... But there is an appropriate place for righteous anger. I stand for the friends of the young man whose Memorial service I was at last week who took his life at age 22. It is entirely appropriate to to point the facts of  Scalia's life and his evil influence. If you want to spread "love and light" then go ahead... please don't lecture me as our gay youth is killing themselves. I choose differently than you. Let me be,

Saturday, February 13, 2016

UPDATE: IREM TEMPLE

Approximately 20 folks met at the home of Tony Brooks to discuss plans for the Irem Temple. It was a very positive meeting and absolutely no shenanigans took place as my cynical mind thought it might given the corruption surrounding other landmark buildings.

Beth Gilbert of W-B City Council also attended. 



Ideas went back and forth as to what could be done with the building. One idea was to have a venue with no seats and people standing for concerts and such. I came away with a very positive feeling. The meeting pretty much concluded with a strong suggestion from Walt Mitchell that a non-profit be started.



It was disappointing that a meeting was held for a property that the Greater Wilkes-Chamber owned and they couldn't send a single  representative. Par for the course for the coffee swilling do-nothing Chamber. 
W-B CHAMBER

As mentioned, I noted sincerity among the participants. I did not perceive any hidden angles or agendas. The main concern I had was the use of the temple may poach on the activities of the Kirby or other businesses (say, for a wedding).



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1950 Post Card    worth $9.99 on EBAY

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

IREM TEMPLE: $ 30 MILLION? WTF?

Depiction according to architect Rick Williams. Does this look like Wilkes-Barre to you? Or a snap shot from a Bugs Bunny cartoon?

Save the Irem Temple?  Times leader story HERE. If the Valley had a heart it should be used as a homeless shelter... not some mosque-looking building to stare at (which way do I pray east?). It is the PERFECT place for a permanent place for the homeless. Even without heat. At least there is a roof. The building sits completely alone at night. A shelter would bother no one.

OPEN QUESTION TO MY FRIEND TONY BROOKS:
1) What will be the use of the Irem Temple?
2) Where does the money come from?
3) How else can the money be used?
4) Since the building is NOT being used... couldn't the seats be taken out as a permanent shelter for men... many of whom live in tents along the river.
5) To Tony Brooks: why do you ask for ideas on projects yet march forward on this while listening to no one? 

I spoke with Tony Brooks. He said he is taking a look at business plans. WHY? This building isn't capable of earning a dime. If there is no revenue a business plan is worthless. Tony's cousin through marriage works for the Chamber. The chamber owns the temple. 

So... this is the predictable (corrupt) course of events:

- The Chamber always needs "make believe" projects to justify their existence. Former Head Steve Barrouk bought the Temple for $1 million while whoring out the Chamber (approx 25 employees at the time). Is Tony Brooks the man to take it off the Chamber's hands?

- The expense side of the Business Plan are contractors, architects, engineers etc..  These people will make millions off of a "make work" project benefiting no one.

- This building will generate zero revenues. Any revenues that are part of any plan are pure fiction. People will not pay to look at a building that has been there for 100 years. 

- Like all WB corruption... a few will benefit at the expense of the public.

- It doesn't appear that Tony Brooks wants to reveal where these business plans will go. He has invited me to the meeting. 


- Can you say Hotel Sterling?

Related to the article:  OMG... In the Times Leader article the Irem Temple is being compared to the Coliseum in Rome? Wow. This is news to me. And it will only cost $15-30 million to restore? How much will architect Rick Williams take out of this bounty... for a building that has absolutely no utility?

Tom Leighton said that this temple is the stuff of W-B post cards. Tom... put down your beer. Touch your nose and try and follow. People don't send these anymore. It is 2016. Time flies when your are drunk I know.  
Keep your eye on John "Homer" Panzitta. This former Hoban and King's classmate of Leighton is hungry for all the scraps he can get. Things seem to magically fall in his lap. Funny how that works. Kinda like the way Gerard Dessoye was handed a job after helping assist in the LAG Towing auto theft empire. Such integrity. Fatherless Ryan. What am embarrassment to the priesthood! Go sprinkle your holy water - you fraud.


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It is stated that we will impress other areas? Oh really? Who? Who even cares? It fell into disrepair currently. Why won't an empty building fall into disrepair again? Oh. I get it. Because somebody will get paid $500,000 per year will maintain it. Got it. 

Leo Glodzik does need a job. Roid rage Ninotti can do the heavy lifting. They can't spend all day as the anonymous Citizens Voice posters.
What a goon... master of the BJ shake down


Auto theft kingpin Glodzik aided by Salavantis, Leighton, G Dessoye, Mike Dessoye


I will give $100 to anyone who videotapes Salavantis intoxicated at Murphy's pub in Forty Fort. Why all the Uber driver's Stef? Maybe you shouldn't drink like a pig.

How much did the State police take from Stefie's daddy to squash Stefie's DUI?
And how much did it cost to to put a gag order on all the troopers?

Looking pretty bloated, Dick. Big night?
As one of Stef's big helpers... what was your part in covering up the DUI? 
Strange that an untested Republican got so much help. Are all state troopers Republican?
Lots and lots of people asking how she slipped through the noose.
State police Chief Noonan from Mountaintop? Your buddy? Did he help?
You may be President Judge... but many people don't think you are too hot.

Cut to the chase: How much was paid to cover up the crime?


I appreciate Councilman Tony Brook's passion. But public money should not be squandered. Just because something is old does not make it historic. Take pictures if you want remember it. I will admit I do not now where all the funding comes from. But I do know it comes from somewhere... and the same money likely can be used for projects that actually benefit people. 

Spending $30 million while taxes are being raised is unsettling to many (to say the least). A dying city saving a dead building should not be part of the master plan.

There are 1,000 more pressing issues in W-B. The fact that Larry Newman and the Chamber are involved is proof positive that this a complete waste. It is a "make-up" project so they can justify their pathetic and worthless jobs.
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How about $30 million for a kids' center? Nah... that makes too much sense. In W-B... it is always better to waste the money. Throw money at it like the Sterling and let the pirhana feast on it. Wilkes-Barre runs on corruption.


Don't let the piranhas have it.

Does anyone even know what "Irem" represents?  


ACCORDING TO LEGEND, IREM WAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF ALL EARTHLY PARADISES. IT WAS CONSTRUCTED FOR SHEDDAD, THE KING OF AD, BUT AS SOON AS IT WAS COMPLETED IT WAS STRUCK WITH THE LIGHTNING WAND OF THE DEATH ANGEL AND WAS NEVER VISIBLE TO THE EYE OF MAN.

THE SHRINERS ARE AN APPENDANT BODY TO FREEMASONRY. IT IS A FRATERNITY THAT REQUIRES MEMBER TO BELIEVE IN A SUPREME BEING. THE SHRINERS HAVE A NETWORK OF CHILDRENS HOSPITALS THAT HAS DONE GREAT WORK WITH THESE KIDS.