Friday, March 31, 2017


Below is a CNN Chart showing the Russian connections to our recently rigged Presidential election. (Disagree? Do you honestly think that Trump would have won by razor thin margins in some states if not for continual leaked E mails critical of Hilary?)

But... please... shed no tears for Hilary. The Democratic nomination of Hilary was also rigged in that the coronation of Hilary started with pledged super delegates to Hilary before the process began. There is little doubt that Bernie Sanders would have won the Democratic nomination if the playing field was fair and even. As you recall, Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a congresswoman from Florida, resigned her post on the eve of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. Bernie Sanders was clearly the people's choice. 

Monday, March 20, 2017


Everyone... I want you to meet Johnny. Johnny is homeless. 
He is also the man that returned my I Phone when it fell from my bike on US 1. Johnny is 60. He is not on drugs. He works. He used to work while living behind Walgreen's. There is a sudden and precipitous drop between the $2,000 per month Boca Apartments and the street. Not much in between.

Johnny's face blurred for humility's sake

Johnny took my phone to his friend who owns the dry cleaner below (see map). Johnny was worried about me... the owner of the phone... and information that may be lost. I called my phone and I retrieved it in 5 minutes. Johnny is an angel of light if there ever was one. But he has trouble getting work because his teeth aren't perfect.

So... to help provide Johnny stability, a sense of community, and a hot shower every day - I am buying a year gym membership at a "family" gym. Palm Beach gym. A gym that I call a hub of racial and ethnic harmony. A place where Johnny can belong. I really should do more. Maybe I will.

                                                               PLEASE PATRONIZE EUROPEAN CLEANERS ABOVE

Monday, March 13, 2017


1) Complaints/Issues with ATTY MARK LOWRY

Wednesday, Sep 9 1999 (7:30 PM) Melbourne, Florida

I arrived home from work at 7:30 after a long day’s work. Carly was just hanging up the telephone as I entered. “Mark, I just got off the phone with Judy Houser… you remember, the social worker that performed the home study for our planned international adoption. She just phoned to tell us that there are 9 month old twin boys available for adoption here in Melbourne. The family traveled here from Tennessee. She wanted to know if we wanted to visit with them and entertain the idea of adopting them.”

For some strange reason, amidst the flurry of work issues in my head, I was able to rapidly assimilate the proposal. It’s the big things I can process such as adopting kids , brain surgery (which I did have for those that don’t know me too well) – but sometimes it’s the little things, like taking out the garbage, that can overwhelm me. In any event… I said “Sure, Carly, it can’t hurt to meet them. We can be over there by 9 PM.”

So off we went. On the drive over, my mind was filled with projections… how would we get clothes/cribs on such short notice? What if we don’t bond with them?… What about my work? … What’s the criteria for choosing children after a single visit.? A tight ball of fear lay in my belly. We entered the room, along with the social worker and an associate from the adoption agency, and warmly introduced ourselves to the birth parents. My immediate impression of the birth parents was that they were gentle, hardworking folks doing the best they could to care for six children. One was asleep in the crib; the other was doing a “backward crab walk” across the bed.

One of the boys was then awakened and Carly and I played with the two boys for an hour – interspersed with questions/answers between the birth parents and us. One of the twins took a real liking to Carly as he sat up in her arms – mesmerized as he stared up at her. We left around 10:30 PM. Being that the birth parents had to soon return to Tennessee and that other couples were interested in meeting the children – we had to make a decision by noon the next day.

Thursday, September 10 1999 (7:00 AM)

Carly and I woke up in a daze. I can remember feeling physically nauseous over the import of the decision we faced. We shuffled and bantered about the house as we readied for the day – both of us resisting the daunting task that lay before us – making a lifetime decision. We were looking for a sign.

Boys two and four at rodeo 

We called our minister and laid out the details in front of him. We certainly did not expect him to make the decision for us, but we were looking for his guidance and validation of our thought process. He helped frame the event from a broader perspective. He helped allay our fears of becoming “instant parents,” as he suggested that parenting is the most demanding job in the world for which few are adequately prepared. He observed that Carly and I were committed and respectful of each other and that we could bring to the boys only that which we have developed in ourselves.

A few minutes later the social worker called to check in with us. It was at this point that it was revealed the boys’ birthdays were December 20 – the same date as our anniversary date. Immediately I thought to myself – “A sign!! … A sign from God!! … They’re ours !! It was also revealed that this day (September 10) was the anniversary date of the passing of my Grandmother. The pieces started falling into place. We had originally planned to go to Russia to adopt two siblings – and here twin boys dropped in our lap. We would adopt them !! 

Thursday, September 10 1999

We contacted our friends and exclaimed, “Can we borrow some children’s car seats right away, we are adopting twin boys in the next half hour!!” After our friends picked up their jaws from the ground, we were provided the car seats and we were off to the adoption agency.

As we were awaiting the paperwork to be processed, we had a chance to spend some more time with the birth parents. Carly and I were flattered to hear that the birth parents were more comfortable with us and had chosen us over other couples who had visited. The obvious question soon arises in people’s minds is “How could they possibly relinquish these two adorable boys?”

My boys and I (Coach of basketball)

Their response was that they simply weren’t able to provide the necessary time and attention that all of their children deserved and still make ends meet. Carol and I accepted the explanation at face value and concluded that their decision was carried out through their hearts and the through the guidance of their God. Carol and I chose to believe that in many respects, they are performing the greatest form of love for their children by doing what they feel will be for the highest good for these two young boys.

The most emotional moment came at the point of separation. The process was set up so that, though the birth parents met with us, they were never made aware of our names nor our residence. The attorney handling the process, in attempt to substantiate closure and to emphasize that a firm accord had been realized, stated “Please say your good-byes now.”

  My son dressed as a nerd... funniest costume ever !!  

I could feel my heart sink to my stomach. After the parents tearfully planted kisses on the cheeks of the boys, Carly and I, now crying along with the birth parents, embraced them and guaranteed that we would care for the children to the best of our abilities. In the short time we spent with the birth parents, we formed a real kinship and respect for each other and as a result, Carly and I feel tasked to do whatever it takes to provide an environment in which the boys can thrive.

Thursday, September 10, 6:00 PM

Carly and I arrived home with the boys and it quickly became apparent that word had spread about our “acquisitions.” Friends from the neighborhood and our church, as well as Carly's friends from her activities (Junior League, Book Club, Guardian ad Litem program), poured into our home that evening with food, diapers, toys, cribs, playpens, clothes, shoes, highchairs, strollers etc… Carly and I were overwhelmed by the love and support we received. It felt like an Amish barn-raising! We are blessed to have such solid, trusting friends and we couldn’t have been more thankful and appreciative.


Next came the immensely pleasurable task of telephoning our families to share the wonderful news. Once the initial shock wore off, their next comment was “When’s the next flight to Melbourne?” Much later that night, with our hearts overflowing, Carly and I retired for bed with the firm belief that all of our needs would be taken care of.

Can you find mu boy amidst 9 grand kids ?

UPDATE:  Both of my twin boys live in South Florida near their father and grandparents and are freshmen in college. The mom plans to join the rest with her fiance in the near future.

Almost current day

Friday, March 10, 2017


This post contains links to posts and newspaper articles regarding the sordid behavior and scams perpetrated by J ohn "JJ" Murphy" as reported by this blog... WB TRUTH. "WB" stands for Wilkes-Barre, PA. WB TRUTH began in Wilkes-Barre, PA to expose corruption (to include John "JJ" Murphy). It has since broadened its scope. 

The vast popularity of this blog has brought national attention as being one of the most successful blogs of its kind. It has received over 6 million page views. 



WB TRUTH : Taxpayer's response to JJ Murphy law suit

Dec 5, 2013 - Many of the following issues and scandals in Wilkes-Barre began during the time JJ Murphy was City Manager. We support your decision to ...
You've visited this page many times. Last visit: 12/12/16

    (Hobbs, New Mexico)

Apr 12, 2016 - Gerard Dessoye, Mike Dessoye, Tony George, Tom Leighton, JJ Murphy, Drew McLaughlin (spokes joke)... led by the completely corrupt ...
You've visited this page many times. Last visit: 9/26/16

included in a blog post re: John "JJ" Murphy


Sep 2, 2016 - JJ Murphy style. FRANK SORICK and I broke the corruption of the Wilkes Barre Parking Authority a few years ago. It appears that the same cast ...
You've visited this page 4 times. Last visit: 12/12/16

Posted in Blog when John "JJ" Murphy finally left town.  Good riddance!!


Oct 25, 2016 - Is JJ Murphy a Harvard man? Really? Kings and Marywood to Harvard? Hmmmm. What exactly occurred at Harvard? Was it a seminar?

$70,000 of city gas stolen much of which was on Murphy's watch.
The picture above reflects an actual billboard that was erected.

WB TRUTH : JJ Murphy $300 per hr part of investigation

Apr 15, 2014 - JJ Murphy $300 per hr part of investigation. From "Wake Up Wilkes-Barre"... According to The Wilkes Barre Independant Gazette and WILK ...
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WB TRUTH : JJ Murphy - A Leopard doesn't change its spots

Dec 14, 2013 - In the opinion of many, JJ Murphy is serving as an embarrasment to those who serve the country honorably. The word on the street is he is ...

John "JJ" Murphy earned the nickname of "The Snake"

The next two links describe a massive Wilkes-Barre Towing / auto theft scam that JJ Murphy was complicit in.

WB TRUTH : September 2016

Sep 20, 2016 - WB Police manipulated paper trails to protect Leo Glodzik. .... former city Manager JJ Murphy involved in dubious or corrupt behavior (now in ...


Oct 18, 2016 - JJ Murphy approached me in 2012 as part of a "schmooze tour" to quell the flames started by me when I exposed a massive city enabled auto ...
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I (WB TRUTH) unearthed the "LAG Towing" scandal which was in actuality an auto theft scam
Cops bribed to tow cars / Car owners charged illegally rates by Leo Glodzik (now in Fed prison.
Police Captain sold cars from lot on consignment / "stolen" cars used for illegal loans
Everyone complicit in silence / Murphy tried to schmooze me into thinking "there's nothing wrong here."

This blog (WB TRUTH) led to prison time!  See news video and article HERE

WB TRUTH : JJ Murphy whines nationally on Fox News
Dec 11, 2013 - See this link for the $300 per hour JJ Murphy worked out for himself to be paid for by WBTaxpayers for "consulting fees" on a project he had 

Former WB Manager scrutinized by FBI    SEE LINK HERE.  

Wake Up Wilkes Barre: September 2013

Sep 1, 2013 - Murphy previously stated publicly that he gave that pesky security system back ... The WBIG pays a visit to Hobbs, New Mexico · JJ Torbik System Bills .... Mark Robbins adequately addressed the issue on his Blog WB-TRUTH.

W-B parking authority nixes lease of parking assets - News - Citizens ...

Jun 26, 2012 - W-B parking authority nixes lease of parking assets ... Shickshinny man killed in hit-and-run crash · Dallas teachers and thepublic deserve the truth .... Well at least Leighton's buddy J J Murphymade money off this non-deal.

See link to Killen (Texas) Daily Herald  HERE.

 parking authority nixes lease of parking assets - News - Citizens ...

Jun 26, 2012 - W-B parking authority nixes lease of parking assets ... Shickshinny man killed in hit-and-run crash · Dallas teachers and thepublic deserve the truth .... Well at least Leighton's buddy J J Murphymade money off this non-deal.

See Link HERE for article pictured above (Parking Authority records subpoenaed). 

Wake Up Wilkes Barre: March 2014

Mar 30, 2014 - W-B Mayor to continue doing appraisals for credit union · Residents .... Murphy said in testimony Tuesday that the mayor worked about three ... at city hall), but for J.J. Murphy to actually make it public record… .... WB TRUTH.

Wake Up Wilkes Barre: September 2013

Sep 1, 2013 - Murphy previously stated publicly that he gave that pesky security system back ... The WBIG pays a visit to Hobbs, New Mexico · JJ Torbik System Bills .... Mark Robbins adequately addressed the issue on his Blog  WB-TRUTH.

May 30, 2012 - According to the Times Leader: W-B owes $30,000 for bid violations. Not following the Bid .... Truth Be Told. Make no mistake folks .... Mayor Leighton and "JJMurphy: Tapping the general fund at will: It behooves us all as ...