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Media’s Racist Turn In A Press.

In Activism, Charles Barron, Leadership, N.Y.State, NY State Assembly, NYC Adminstration, People, Popular, Service's, Uncategorized on December 23, 2012 at 10:48 AM

As I Open And Turn On My Computer To Read The Latest Headline’s  I Always Try To Understand Which Paper Or Which Writer Today’s Current Event’s Stories Emerges From, Of Course This Plus The Subject Of The Articles Paints And Form’s A Clear  Picture For The Day’s Mood.

By Now We Have All Read Them And Either Cast Them Aside Or Talked About Them.  These New Story Headlines Tend To Push Aside Yesterday’s Main Topic’s, Issues And On Most Occasion’s National Concern.

Through This Manner I Paint And Form My Own Views On How Much Weight To Ply On Any Given Story.

That Gun Control And The Fiscal Cliff Agenda Are the Current HOT Topic Of The Day On A National Scale, Homelessness, Poverty, Death By COP, Racism, Hate, And The Fact That One Month Later, Affected Homes From Hurricane Sandy Are Still Without Power, Heat And Hot Water Speak’s To The Nature Of That Great Beast, The News Media

This NY Post Article Placed On The NY Post’s Online Electronic Newspaper Paper Jumped Right Out At Me, Mainly That It Was At The Top, The Very First Story My Eyes Beheld To Form My Own Agenda For The Day, That Of  Tawana Brawley And Her Then Allegation’s Of Rape.

While We Never Saw from This Newspaper The 25 Year Anniversary Of   Borough Of Queens, President Donald Manes (Who Was Embroiled In The Infamous NYC Parking Violation’s Bureau Scandal Under The NYC Mayor, Ed Koch Administration And Who Committed Suicide In His Hospital Bed While The Scandal Was Unraveling.

Racism In Media

Racism In Media

I Applaud That The Reverend Al Sharpton Faced The Onslaught Of The Racist Media And Is With Us Today Still Making Change Happen, It Is Unfortunate That Donald Manes Is Not.  Who Know’s How Far The Parking Violation Bureau Scandal Would Have Went And How Many Of Today’s Public Leader’s Would Have Been Affected Had He Lived And Not Taken The 5th (Literally) Violating Countless Biblical Percept’s And Public Trust…

That Federal Legislation Has Stalled And Relief Not Fully Delivered  En masse , Because Some Politician’s Have Decided  To Add Funds For Projects On The West Coast Even Though The Hurricane Disaster Was On The East Coast Some 1,000 Plus Miles From The Affected Area’s…Go Figure The Greed And Gall Of These Not So Few Opportunist’s., Many Beneficiaries Of The Handy Work Of Our Media Today.

That The Current Administration Lead By Mayor Michael Bloomberg Has Jumped On The Issue Of Gun Control In Such A Manner That Even His Own Supporter’s Were Taken Aback On How He Can Confuse Illegal Gun Control With the Tragedy In Connecticut, Where Legally Obtained Firearm’s Were Used Show’s The Bias Of The Media. 

His Need To Have The Last Word Is Not Suprising When They Paint Him In A Favorable Manner And The Media Eat’s it Up Like The Now Defunct Twinkies…Yet His Debacles Like Citytime, The Death’s of Citizen’s During The Blizzard Of  2011 Fumble, And Many Other Articles That Cast A Truer More Unfavorable Picture Of His Administration Are Not Remembered Nor Do They Resurface. I Have Enumerated Some, Had They All Been Named, One Could Write A Book.

See: http://thoughtsinapress.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/he-came-to-heal-in-a-press/

It Left A Sour Taste To Witness The Manner And Depth The NY Post And Several Other Media Outlet’s Have Downgraded Their Priorities In What To Write About, In Which Way To Post These Articles And What Weight To Give Them.

We Normally Open Our Mailboxes And Discard The Usual Junk Mail Glancing Casually Over Them For A Second And Forever Discarding Into The Trash And Our Memories.

I Glanced At These Two Pieces Of  Junk Mail 26 Year’s Ago And Discarded Them,  But Then 25 Year’s Later We Receive The Same Junk Mail.

This is Was Today’s Junk Mail In Today’s New York Post. Thank You New York Post For making My Brain Foggy With Your Clutter!

He Came To Heal In A Press!

In Activism, Charles Barron, Department Of Buildings, DHS, Diana Reyna, Erik Dilan, HPD, HRA, Landlord, Leadership, Maintenance, N.Y.State, NY State Assembly, NYC Adminstration, People, Service's, Slumlord's, Vito Lopez on December 13, 2012 at 8:31 AM

 

I Am Not He That Stated….

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through

my fingers. Isaac Asimov

 

Michael Bloomberg

 

The List Is So Huge That One Writer Alone Would Have To Use Several Blog’s To Enumerate The Failure’s Of This Boston Transplant And His Connecticut Educated Scheming Sidekick, Slushfund Chris Quinn. An Invader Maximus, A Blemish In The History Of The Office Of Mayor That As History Will Bear Out, Have Made  Even The Annal’s Of The Historic Tales Of Tammany Hall BLUSH!

In 2008, Quinn backed Mayor Bloomberg on a controversial bill that overturned voter-approved term limits and allowed for the mayor, city Council Members (including her), and borough presidents to run for third terms, reversing the results of two successive public referenda.[18] The Public Advocate and Comptroller both denounced this move; neither sought a third term. In June 2009, the City Council passed a budget that imposed a 40% budget cut on the Public Advocate’s Office.[19] No other city agency had its budget cut more than 6%.[citation needed]

The Corruption, Mismanagement Of City, State And Federal Tax Payer Fund’s Is Staggering To Leave One With No Place To Hide Their Dropped Jaw’s At The Knowledge Of This 12 Year Fiasco.

The Puppet‘s Use In This Game Of Bait And Switch Is Notorious, With Local Historic Writer’s Having A Field Day In It’s Retelling Of How Mayor Bloomberg, And His Sidekick Another Notorious Hatcher Of Scheme’s Christine Quinn‘s Defacto Administrative Takeover Of The NYC Charter’s Rules, Regulation‘s And By-Law‘s….

Yes It Will Take Me Month’s To Enumerate The Failure Of The Voter’s, The Cities Agencies, The State Agencies And The Court’s On How Could One Effeminate Man And One Lesbian Could So Hypnotize A Society As A Collective, While Avoiding City Administrative And Criminal Charges.

I Will Attempt To Enumerate Several Instances Of Behavior So Egregious As To Be Borderline Criminal In It’s Scale…One Such Example Is This Story In Today’s New York Time’s A Local Paper That Opine’s And Rallies To The Aide Of This Oppressor’s Hitleristic Frame Of Mind.

At Loft Conversion, City ‘Stop Work’ Order Failed to Stop It for Long

The building sits in the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Industrial Business Zone, created by the Bloomberg administration in 2005 to Preserve Manufacturing jobs. The designation seeks to prevent the conversion of industrial buildings for Postindustrial purposes. Residences were not approved, though hotels, nightclubs and a few other uses were. The fashionable Wythe Hotel is one such exception.

Previous owners of 239 Banker applied to create a hotel but built lofts instead — not only exploiting a loophole in the zoning rules, in local planners’ view, but also affronting the spirit of the rezoning.

“It’s not crime and disinvestment that’s the enemy of the working-class jobs here anymore,” said Leah Archibald, the director of the East Williamsburg Valley Industrial Development Corporation, a nonprofit entity that administers the Industrial Business Zone. “It’s gentrification that’s become the enemy.”

Yet after only a few months, construction restarted. This summer, the building began filling once again, advertised on Craigslist under varying names, like “the Sweater Factory Lofts” or “the Rustic House,” for $2,800 to $3,800 a month.

And the violations piled up. The building has been cited for, among other infractions, working without a permit, lacking the necessary certificate of occupancy and violating a stop work order.

The building manager, who would give his name only as Reuven, said most violations were the responsibility of the previous owners. He said he was speaking on behalf of a company called North Side Lofts LLC, which took over in October. (The Web site of the city’s Finance Department lists different owners, but those people said they no longer owned the building.)

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/nyregion/at-brooklyn-loft-angry-neighbors-and-dozens-of-violations.html

This Above Is Just An Example Dating Back To The 1980’s Followed By The Election Of Rudolph Guliani Who’s Only Claim To Fame And Contribution Prior To Being Elected Mayor Was To Prosecute Drug Dealer’s, Prostitution Rings And Organized Crime Syndicate’s.

Was This A Prelude To The Delusion Of The Requirements For Mayor, Could NYC Voter’s Have Elected An Educator, A Family Man Or Perhap’s A Social Worker.  Voter’s Were Given Choices And Decided That They Needed A Prosecutor As Mayor So As To Clean Up Times Square From It’s Adult Entertainment Grime As Well As The Street’s From It’s Prostitution Aura.

Poverty Level‘s Continued To Rise, People On Food Stamp’s And Welfare Rose, Indeed Things For The Poor Never Seemed Bleacker. And The Poor Never Knowing Anything Better Became Adjusted To Sustained Poverty. Indeed Crime Level’s And Homelessness Stood Stagnant Rising And Falling Unchecked, While The Public Service Sector Job’s Rose Especially In The Law Enforcement Portion Of The City’s Budget.

The Racism And Bigotry In The Public Sector Continued To Rise As More And More Of The White Population Received Work To The NYPD And NYPD, While The Number’s Of Non White’s Lowered Even Further.

It Was An Age Of Racism Capped Off By Crown Height’s Riot’s And Violence In Brooklyn’s Neighborhood’s.  The Crack Epidemic And the Ignorance Of The Ignorance Of The Mostly All White State Legislator’s In Albany Led To The Experiment Named “The Rockefeller Law’s” That Led To Thousand’s Of Arrest’s, Indictment’s And Incarceration’s (Of What We Now Know To Be The Victim’s Of Social Inequality And Racism). 

This Filled The Penal Institution’s To Full Capacity And In Many Cases Led To The Double Bunk Fiasco, Where Inmates Bed’s Were Placed In A Bunk Bed Style Configuration Making This The First Mass Use Of Air Right’s In A Human Form, Imagine The Law’s Granting The Incarcerated A Minimum Number Of Personal Space And Placing These Alloted Spaces On Top Of Each Other To Maximize Space. In Fact This Situation Threatened To Explode In Mass Riot’s In The Penal Institution Until This Concept Was Implemented Only To Be Eliminated By Court Order Year’s Later.

The Explosion Of The Development Of Newer Institution’s Boomed In Upstate New York, In Just About Every County There Was. Employment Sky Rocketed In These Area’s Where An Institution Was Erected, Yet Those Employed Were Local Resident’s And Tended To Be White, A Double Bonus For The Status Quo Of Racism And Discrimination.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_Heights_Riot

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockefeller_drug_laws

http://www.nytimes.com/1990/03/06/nyregion/correction-panel-approves-double-bunking-of-inmates-in-new-york.html

http://www.nytimes.com/1990/09/19/nyregion/double-bunking-in-prisons-will-go-on-through-january.html

Then Came 9-11 And The End Of The Giuliani Administration, Enter Bloomberg From Boston To Lead NYC Through One Of The Worst Times For Resident’s Lacking Food, Shelter, And Fund’s For Their Day To Day Existence.

While NYC And The Nation Grappled With The Aftermath Of The Attack’s Or Implementation of A New World Order Mayor Bloomberg’s Administration Took Advantage Of This Confusion And Insecurity To Bolster The NYPD Rank’s As Well As The Devastated FDNY Number’s, Still 90 Percent White….In Fact Lawsuit’s Were Filed And Won Against The Bloomberg Administration On The Racially Discriminatory Exam’s Given To Potential Candidates For The NYPD.

While The Developer’s Of Upper Income High Rises Grew And Waterfront Properties Were Being Set Aside For The Rich And Influential Population, The Homeless Steadily Grew To Overshadow And Over Burden Local Hispanic And African American  Communities Of The Poor And Disenfranchised During The Giuliani Administration’s Pogrom’s.

Developer’s Saw A Chance To Rebuild These Area’s Devastated By The Historic Black Out Of 1977, Only To Then Charge Exhorbinent Rent’s Not Affordable For Those Of The Latin And African American Communities Displaced By The Fire’s That Followed. These Area’s Witnessed A Major Influx Of Mostly White Gentrified’s Who Had The Prerequisite Disposable Income Required By These New Developer’s From Williamsburg Hasidic Community.  While These Special Developer’s Were Given Tax Break’s, Bank Loan’s. All Types Of Local Property Land Use Variances As An Incentive To Build Here, But With No Requirement That They Need To Offer Low Income Apartment’s As A Condition To Resident’s Dispossed By These Fire’s, It Was Mayor Bloomberg’s A Proponent Of Development And Wall Street’s Constant Cheerleader, That Began A Wholesale  “Fire Sale” Of The Area’s Housing The Poor And Disadvantaged.

All This While The Homeless Population Number’s Exploded To Number’s Never Before Seen Since The Great Depression. Indeed While The Mayor’s “Fire Sale” Continued The Services For The Poor Diminished, Cut Back, Sometimes Eliminated As In The Advantage Program.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_blackout_of_1977

http://ccrjustice.org/Vulcans

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-07-05/news/32555261_1_vulcan-society-black-and-hispanic-firefighters-white-firefighters

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/11/nyregion/11winerip.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/cwp/index.shtml

http://gothamist.com/2006/01/24/number_of_homel.php

Indeed The NY State Legislator’s Passed A Law A Bill that would have offered more rent relief to roughly 11,000 New Yorkers with H.I.V. or AIDS, Only To Have It Vetoed By Governor Patterson.  Let’s Not Forget That Mayor Bloomberg Wrote The Governor Opposing This Legislation Stating That 10 To 15  Million Will Devastate NYC’s Deficit, All The While The Mayor’s Pet Project’s And Financial Fiasco’s Like CITYTIME Continue To Devastate The Budget’s For Social Services, Education, Housing, Hospital’s, Transportation, And Infrastructure’s Such As Highway’s.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/20/nyregion/20housing.html

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/06/citytime_fiasco.php

Meanwhile Back On Earth The Homeless, The Mentally Disabled, Low Income Earner’s And The Uneducated Mass’ Suffered Further When The Cycle Of “Charter School’s” Were Created….A Concept Unheard Of Beforehand….The Idea To Allow A Private Educational Institution To Utilize And Occupy Public Education Space Is Mind Boggling If Not Criminal To Say The Least.

The Blizzard Of 2011 And Now Hurricane Sandy Have Devastated The NYC Population Causing death’s, A Few Attributed To Mayor Bloomberg Incompetence As A Planner On Emergency Preperation’s…He Just Goes With The Flow.

How Much Of The Space’s Of The Poor, The Loss Of Public Education, The Loss Of Public Hospital’s, The Increase Of Fee’s For City Service’s And The Basic Tax Base Will Be Given Away By The End of This Mayor’s Tenure….Who Know’s…..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hospitals_in_New_York_City

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1345111/Mayor-Bloomberg-suffers-lowest-approval-rating-career-blizzard-blunders-New-York-braces-snow.html

Why You Were Not Allowed To Vote, In A Press

In Activism, Leadership, N.Y.State, NYC Adminstration, People, Popular, Service's, Uncategorized on November 8, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Jumaane You Know I Support You 110%

With All Due Respect To You CM William’s. I Am Reading The Comment’s On Your Facebook Post About This Article:

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/11/perhaps_the_board_of_elections.php  

 

CM Jumaane D. Williams, CM Ydanis Rodriguez at Zuccotti Park 1st. Anniversary.

First And Foremost What Is Needed Is The Education Of Voter’s On How To Properly Fill Out A Ballot Form.

Whle The B.O.E Is There To Serve The Voter’s, It Is The Responsility Of The Voter’s To Get Educated.

Having Worked For 15 Straight Hour’s Serving All Voter’s As A Poll Inspector/Scanner, My Poll Site Went Well. There Are Many Issue’s That Need To Be Addressed, But They Should Be Addressed Individually. We Had 2 Scanner’s And I Ran Both Of Them.

I Also Assisted In Processing Affidavit Ballot’s, Assisting In Filling Out The Ballot Form Questionaire On The Envelope Themselves, Making Sure That All Pertinent Question’s Are Anwered By The Voter Who Was Given An Affidavit Ballot For Whatever Reason They Were Given An Affidavit. This Was Done In My 2 Language’s.

I Also Filled Out Referal Slip’s So That Any Voter That Was Not Assigned Our Location As A Poll Site Would Get The Correct Poll Site. Please Remember That All Voter’s have An Opportunity To Cast A Ballot Only 3 Times, Then They Are Required To get A Court order To Cast A Ballot Thereafter, So I Make It My Job To Inform The Voter’s The Proper Manner In Which A Ballot Should Be Cast, i.e. No Circle, X Mark’s, Check mark‘s, But To Fill In The Oval Next To Their Perfered Candidate.

I Also Reminded The Voter That They Can Only Cast A Vote For Only 1 Candidate For Any Specific Office. I Cannot Begin To Tell You That Even With All My Concise And Detailed Information, Many Voter’s Had To Return To The Inspector Tables To Request Another Empty Ballot Form. It Is Time Consuming.

So Before Any Individual Decides To Opine On The Board Of Election’s As A Whole, Please Consider The Process That I Just Detailed, And Mutltiply That By The Number Of Poll Worker That Worked This Past November 6th. Yes There Are Many Flaw’s That Need To Be Addressed, But Blaming The B.O.E. As A Whole Is Not One Of Them.

I Did Not Add That Because Of One Voter, One Of The Two Scanner’s Incurrured A Paper Jam, Causing That Scanner To Be Put Out Of Commission For 1 Hour Until A Technician Arrived To Repair It.

In An Emergency, These Scanner’s Are Equipped To Accept Emergency Ballot’s, And The Board Of Election’s Has A Process For Emergency Ballot’s And We Are Trained In This Emergency Process Procedure.

Today On WNYC They Displayed A Hearing By Coucilmember Joel Rivera Who Chair’s The Oversight Committee That Oversee’s The Board Of Election’s.

At That Meeting They Voted To Re-Comfirm A B.O.E. Commissioner from The Queen’s B.O.E.

He Practically Blamed The Poll Worker For All The Ill’s That Have Occured To The B.O.E. And He Went As far As Too State That We Lack The Knowledge To Serve The Voter’s Well.

Of Course Having Taken Many Classes I Beg To Differ…To Blame 40,000 Plus Poll Worker’s Is Just Ignorant And Dangerous.

I Suggest That Instead Of Having A City Council Committee Meeting, Where Councilmembers Shower Praise On These Commissioner’s, That Perhap’s Ciy Council Member’s Should be Required To Actually Attend These Classes So As To Ask These Commissioner’s The Correct Question’s.

It Can’t Be Said Too many Times, EDUCATION Is The Key To Finding Solution’s…..How Can You As A Council Committe Ask The Correct Question’s If You Have Not The Slightest Clue Of The Actual Work That Poll Worker Are Required To Follow?

Give A Person A Fish To Feed Him/Her For The Day, But TEACH The Person To Fish And You Would Had Fed Them For Their Entire Lifetime!

What The Coomittee needed To Ask Or Suggest To The Commissioner’s Is The Following:

Leave The Voter Roll’s ALONE.

If A Person Register’s To Vote And They Do Not Excercise The Right To Vote In Every Election, Why Are They Placed In The Inactive Status And Their Names Removed From The Voter Roll’s.

I Had One Individual Who Has Not Voted In A Few Year’s, Literally Get A Letter From The B.O.E. To Be Allowed To Vote.

The Right To Freely Cast A Ballot SHOULD Not Be Like An Experience One Has At Our Local Dentist Or Emergency Room.

If And When One register’s To Vote, Then Their name Should Never Be Removed/Erased From The Roll’s Unless That Individual Passes Away.

The Only Time That That Data Needs To Be Changed Is When They Move Or When A Maiden Name Or Name Change Has Occured.

Again, Please Educate Yourselves, Education Is Free……..

Respectfully Submitted,

Luis A. Ramos

Disgrace In A Press!

In Activism, Diana Reyna, Erik Dilan, Leadership, N.Y.State, NY State Assembly, NYC Adminstration, Nydia Velazquez, People, Popular, Service's, Uncategorized, Vito Lopez on September 6, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Latest Update:

August 30,2012

I”m Hearing On 1010WINS News That More Female Staff Have Come Out To Denounce The Disgraced Chairman Of The Kings County Democratic Party…It Really Does Not Look Good For Vito Or For Sheldon Silver….

Latest Update:

August 29,2012

Vito Lopez

Brooklyn‘s longtime Democratic powerhouse, is resigningfrom his powerful leadership post but keeping his Assembly seat, he announced this afternoon.

Lopez, who was censured by the Assembly for allegedly sexually harassing staffers, denied the allegations in a statement but said the pressure has become too great for him to continue serving as Brooklyn Democratic Chairman.

“I will not be seeking the position of party chair,” he said. “The onslaught of character attacks has put enormous emotional pressures on my family and close friends. I cannot sit by and allow that to continue.”

The Assembly paid $103,000 in hush money to settle some of the claims against Lopez but sources say there were other complaints as well.

 
 http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/vito_lopez_announces_resignation_qxLgAkI7XjzhgDhquxKn9H#ixzz24uXTpFqC

Disinfranchisement In A Press

In Activism, Charles Barron, Erik Dilan, Leadership, N.Y.State, NY State Assembly, NYC Adminstration, Nydia Velazquez, People, Popular, Uncategorized on June 18, 2012 at 11:47 PM

The Devil Is Among Us Dressed As Sheep, Be Wary!

The Following Message Was Sent To Me Via Facebook Message:

Peter Kaplan(Facebook)

Hello Mr. Ramos, my name is Peter Kaplan and I am a political reporter from BuzzFeed.com, looking to interview Charles Barron supporters for a piece I am working on, I noticed that you are a participant on his Facebook page. If you are available for an interview today either via telephone or e-mail, I’m very interested in speaking!

Thank you,

Peter Kaplan

 

My Response Via FB Message:

Luis A Ramos

While I Support Barron 100% I Have No Daily Working Knowledge With Him. I Have Followed His Political Work Closely. I Did Attend The Campaign Kick Off For Jesus Gonzalez In Bushwick And Have A Quick Conversation With Him. I Have Voted For Him For Governor Of NY. I Really Listen And Research Politician’s Histories And Do Not Easily Accept Their Campaign Propoganda. I Think He Is The Firebrand Needed In Congress To Shake Things Up Over In D.C.I Do Not Believe That He Is Anti-Semetic But Like Myself Freely Rejects The AIPAC Ideal’s And Use Of The USA To Further A Zionist Agenda With Capital In Lives And Funds…..In Any Case I Am Willing To Have A Chat, But Don’t See How Much I Can Contribute To Your Piece.

I Do Not Give Out My Number Out, But In This Case I Will.

It Is 1-347——— And Please Feel Free To Call At Your Most Convenient Time.

Respectfully, Luis A. Ramos

 

I Received The Call And Mr. Kaplan Was Focused On What Mr. Barron Stated Many Years Ago, I Of Course Informed Mr. Kaplan That He Should Question Mr. Dov Hikind On His Visit To Israel To Buy Property That Belonged To The Palestinian People, And I Questioned Him On How Was It Possible For Mr. Hikind To Find Fault Of Mr. Barron When Mr. Barron Never Gave Material Aide To A Terrorist Organization Like Mr. Hikind Has Done, Whe He (Hikind) was a follower of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane’s Jewish Defense League, which has been identified as “a right wing terrorist group” by the FBI,[9] knew Rabbi Kahane very well, and is active in right-wing Jewish causes. And That In the summer of 2005, Hikind visited the settlements of Gush Katif to express his concern for the residents who were slated to be expelled from their homes. In the summer of 2006, along with a group of fellow legislators and community leaders, Hikind visited northern Israeli communities during the time of the Hezbollah rocket attacks on Israel. He and his group spent the time there distributing funds and material aid.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dov_Hikind

 

 

Mr. Kaplan Was Present During The Latino Endorsement Of Charles Barron For Congress Covered By NY1, On The Step’s Of City Hall Last Week, Of Course As My Friend And I Approached He Immediately Pulled Her To The Side To Interview Her….She Left Perturbed After This And Felt Confused And Dumb Founded At The Thought That Mr. Barron Was An Anti Semite…I Explained To Her His Aim…We Both Laughed, But I Have Passed This On To Mr. Barron To Be On The Look Out For This Propaganda Infiltrators Of The People’s Work. Final NY1 Video Here:

http://www.ny1.com/content/163209/african-americans-vie-for-congress-seat-in-district-with-history-of-racial-tension

The Following Are Comments Made To This Story Written By: Peter Walker Kaplan

Adam Holland · · Bard College ·

Barron has devoted a significant portion of his activism to support for Mugabe, Qaddafi and Hamas. Now that he’s running for Congress, the former firebrand seems to be pulling his punches on those issues. I also wonder what he could mean when he says that “we should establish a Palestinian state”. Does he believe that the U.S. should act unilaterally to do this? The question may give him too much credit. He seems to care less about the finer (or even broader) points of foreign policy than he does about making boilerplate allegedly anti-imperialist statements of support for various dictators and against the U.S. and its allies.

??

Markus Rose · Bard College ·

i am unfamiliar with him as a non-New Yorker, but he’ll be a one-termer if he makes it to congress and doesn’t quash his rhetoric. someone in the CBC or perhaps Sharpton will tutor him on what happened to Earl Hilliard and Cynthia McKinney.

My Response:

Well To You Both I Am Familiar With The Honorable Mr. Barron. He Hail’s From A Place Called Brooklyn, Once A Part Of A Racist State That Has Discriminated Against The African-American Community And The Latino Community For Decades…..He Has Never Advocated To Take Someone’s Land, House, Apartment, By Proxy, Unlike What The Zionist Movement Called AIPAC. He Knows, Like We All Do That AIPAC Is Behind The Lines Here In The US Supporting And Giving Material Aide To The Terrorist State Of Israel….Please Discontinue Acting High And Mighty Like You Do Not Know Or Were Not Aware Of The Atrocities Committed By Israel. By Doing So You Yourselves Have Committed The Very Same Thing That The German’s Committed In The 40’s..Where Did That lead To…..You Act Educated So Please Let’s Not Banter With The Past That Serves No Service To Brooklyn’s Future Or That Of The security Not Of Israel But Of America…..It Is A New World, Not Thank God Led By People Of Your Intellect…….That Leads Us Into Follies Of destruction, And Poverty!!!!!

Adam Holland · Bard College ·

Yeah, Luis. You qualify to be a Charles Barron supporter.

James Stupple · Top Commenter

Another American Traitor that should be hung.

Luis A Ramos · Top Commenter · Touro College

Funny Back In The Day You Considered African American’s As Less That The Weight Of A Full Man…When Did You Realize That We Are Legion?….Legendary….Of Course Your Use Of The Word Hung Comes Natural…Why Not Say Shot In This Modern Age……That Very Statement Deserves A Visit By The F.B.I. And Law Enforcement….Too Bad…This Could Have Been An Educational Conversation For Us Both…

http://www.buzzfeed.com/pwkaplan/barron-offers-israel-last-foreign-policy%20

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Backyard & Basement Use In A Press

In Activism, Charles Barron, D.H.C.R., Department Of Buildings, DHS, Diana Reyna, Erik Dilan, Landlord, Leadership, N.Y.State, NY State Assembly, NYC Adminstration, Nydia Velazquez, People, Popular, Rent Stabilized, Service's, Uncategorized on May 8, 2012 at 8:17 PM

 

When In Doubt

Search It Out!

 
I Recently Had A Discussion With The Property Manager Of My Building Regarding Use Of The Backyard.

 

She Has Stated That She Does Not Want Me, Not The Landlord But She, To Use The Backyard And That It Was Not Part Of My Lease Amenities.

 

She Stated That She Would Put That In Writing.

 

I Countered That The Landlord Has On Several Occassion’s Complimented Me On The Upkeep And The Vegetable Garden That I Have Sown In The Outer Area’s Not Covered By Concrete, As It Was Intended For.

 

I Stated That No Matter What She States I Will Continue To Freely Use This Enclosed Area, Since My Back Window And That Of My Neighbor’s Window Is The Only Access Apart From The Basement Exit Door On The Ground.

 

I Have Always Had Access To This Area Prior To Her Company Purchasing The Property, As Well As The Basement Area.

 

As Noted By The Enclosed Court Hearing On The Matter, The Tenants Had Property Confiscated By The New Landlord, Thereby Acknowledging That The Area’s In Question Were Previously Used By The Tenant’s.

 

Here Is The Garden Area As Well As The Enclosed DHCR Administrative Court Hearing Minutes.

 

HC230254RO                                
                                                STATE OF NEW YORK
                     DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                           OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                                      92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                                      JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

         —————————————————–x    
         IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE           ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
         APPEAL OF                                                                              DOCKET NO.:              
         HC230254RO
                                                  JANET BRAND
                                                                     &
                                              HSUAN PING YUAN,              RENT ADMINISTRATOR‘S
                                                                                                       DOCKET NO.:
                                                   PETITIONERS                       EJ230152B
         —————————————————–x

         ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                         

         The above-named petitioner-owners filed a timely petition for
         administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on April 23, 1993
         concerning the housing accommodations known as 382 12th Street,  
         Brooklyn, New York, various apartments, wherein the Rent
         Administrator determined the tenants’ complaint of a reduction of
         certain building-wide services.

         The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the record and
         has carefully considered that portion of the record relevant to the
         issues raised by the petition.            

         Three rent stabilized tenants commenced this proceeding by filing
         a complaint asserting that the current owners discontinued the
         tenants’ access to the basement for storage and of the backyard,
         permitted by the prior owner.

         The owners denied the allegations set forth in the complaint, and
         asserted that they were never services provided by the former
         owner, who was aged and infirm, and not able to prevent unauthor-
         ized use.  The owners also stated that neither of the services were
         registered by the then owner in the initial 1984 services registra-
         tion, nor provided for in the tenants’ leases.

         In response to a request for additional information, the tenants
         reiterated that they had always had access to the basement for
         storage and to the backyard for recreational and other uses.  The
         tenants also stated that the owners had removed and discarded the
         tenants’ property from the backyard.  Copies of the tenants’
         responses were mailed to the owner.  There is no record of a
         response from the owner.

         HC230254RO                                

         Thereafter, an inspection of the subject premises was conducted by
         the DHCR inspector who confirmed that the tenants did not have
         access to the storage facilities and backyard at the time of the
         inspection.

         The Rent Administrator ordered restoration of these services, and
         further, ordered a reduction of stabilization rents.

         In the appeal the owners reiterates that access to the basement
         storage space and to the backyard were never required services, and
         that such services were not registered nor authorized, and not set
         forth in the tenants’ leases.

         After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion
         that the petition should be denied.

         Pursuant to Section 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code, DHCR is
         required to order a rent reduction, upon application by a tenant,
         where it is found that an owner has failed to maintain required
         services.  

         The tenants asserted and the owners denied basement storage space
         and use of the backyard were services provided by the owners.  
         However, on appeal the owners confirmed that the tenants had been
         directed to remove their possessions from the basement and to cease
         use of the backyard .  The owners also stated on appeal that from
         1986 through 1988 the building was managed by a professional
         managing agent and thereafter by the executrix of the incapacitated
         prior owner until transfer of title.  If the services were not
         authorized initially, failure to take appropriate action when the
         facts became apparent to them constituted a waiver.  Accordingly,
         the owners, as successors in interest, remain obligated to continue
         these services.

         The owners are in error in raising the initial 1984 building regis-
         tration to establish that the basement storage space and use of the
         backyard were not contemplated as services.  Tenants can assert
         decreases of required or essential services at any time.  Whether
         or not the services were listed in the tenants’ leases is also not
         relevant.  Required or essential services are not confined to
         services set forth in the lease.  It is the actual services
         provided on the base date or thereafter, not lease provisions or
         registered services, that control.

         HC230254RO                                

         The one tenant’s request to withdraw the complaint cannot be con-
         sidered since the order was issued properly, and must therefore be
         followed.

         The automatic stay of retroactive abatements that resulted by the
         filing of the petition is vacated upon issuance of this Order and
         Opinion.

         The owners may file a rent restoration application if the facts so
         warrant.

         THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent and Eviction Regulations for
         New York City, the City Rent Control Law, and the Rent Stabiliza-
         tion Law and Code, it is

         ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied, and
         that the Rent Administrator’s order be, and the same hereby, is
         affirmed.

         ISSUED:

                                                                         
                                               JOSEPH A. D’AGOSTA
                                               Deputy Commissioner

See: http://tenant.net/DHCR/pars/pars14/HC230254RO.html

Our Censored Villages In A Press

In Activism, Diana Reyna, Erik Dilan, License, NY State Assembly, NYC Adminstration, Nydia Velazquez, People on April 25, 2012 at 11:19 PM

This Story Is The BOMB, To Why The City Council Is At This Moment Attacking The VILLAGE VOICE’S AD,S On The Back Pages…Like When Was The Last Time You Heard A Pre Pubescent Teenager Complain About Them…..Ad’S…We learned last night that a federal judge has granted class certification to a lawsuit which claims the NYPD‘s quota policy is unconstitutional and results in summonses and stop and  Frisk‘s being done without probable cause. The lawsuit, which could turn into a fairly big problem for Mayor Bloomberg, relies heavily on tape recordings of police supervisors ordering officers to hit specific monthly summons numbers–all of which was first reported in the Village Voice‘s award winning “NYPD Tapes” series. http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/04/nypd_tapes_fede.php

Housing Late Fee’s In A Press

In Activism, Department Of Buildings, DHS, Diana Reyna, Erik Dilan, Heating, HPD, HRA, Landlord, Leadership, License, Maintenance, N.Y.State, NY State Assembly, NYC Adminstration, Nydia Velazquez, People, Popular, Rent Regulation, Rent Stabilized, Service's, Slumlord's, Uncategorized on January 18, 2012 at 10:03 PM

UPDATE 1-19-2012:

Well I Found A Registered Mail Pick-Up Slip In  My Mailbox Today. I Will See Tomorrow Morning If It Is The Registered Correspondence That I Requested From The Property Manager, That I Requested From Her, Via E-Mail. Or Some Nefarious Eviction Notice, Of Which I Am Quite Sure Will Be Based Not On Anything Owed, But On Retaliation For Claiming My Right’s Under The NYC Rent Guidelines Rules Or The NY State DHCR Rules And Regulations. We’ll See.

Past Post:

Well Hello My Friends, I Have Searched And Searched This Issue About Late Fee’s And If Some Readers Are Like Me, On A Fixed Income Then I Know From Experience That This Issue Can Keep You Up At Night Worrying About When The Landlord Will Have A Process Server Hand You A Housing Court Order To Show Cause.

Believe Me I Looked And Couldn’t Find One Defense To This….That Is Until After The Crook Working As Property Manager Casually Pulled Out A Sheet Of Lined Notebook Paper, The Kind We Used For The First Grade, And Began, While Writing Out My Current Rent Payment Receipt, That I Had Accrued Late Fee’s……

I Was Flabbergasted And I Thought For A Moment What The……But Alas I Decided To Do The Next Best Thing , I Informed Her That She Will Receive As Rent Payment That Which Is Listed In My Lease And Nothing More…Not One Thin Dime And I Further Suggested, In A  Politely But Hurried Manner  To Finish Writing The Receipt And To Get The Hell Out Of My Apartment.

Here Is What I Later Found While Delving Into The Wonderful World Of The Internet:

Late fees are illegal

    Your lease says you have to pay late fees if your money is paid after the 5th of the month. You signed the lease, promising to pay them. Everybody charges late fees. Even the California Department of Consumer Affairs says you have to pay late fees. You’ve already paid late fees. Your landlord threatens to evict you if you don’t pay the late fees he charges. Judges act like late fees are the landlord’s God-given right. Property management companies, the California Association of Realtors, and apartment association “official” forms all include late fees in the printed portion. You don’t even question it. Who would?

    We went though the same scam with security deposits starting 30 years ago. Security Deposits were supposed to be returned, but landlords kept them. The Legislature said all deposits had to be refundable, so landlords started calling them nonrefundable “cleaning fees,”  to which the Legislature responded that all money, including cleaning fees, were “deposits,” under the law. The courts backed the landlords, and the official forms endorsed the thefts, and the laws have continued to be stronger and more restrictive, so that landlords now have to pay up to 3 times the amount of a wrongfully withheld deposit, and the landlord has several procedures to follow, paperwork to present, and the burden to prove everything. 

    The law regarding residential late fees is almost 30 years old. In 1978, Civil Code 1671 was amended to outlaw virtually all late fees in residential rental agreements. The problem is that it didn’t use the word “late fees,” but instead used the technical legal generic term “liquidated damages,” which would functionally include a late fee by its meaning. Here’s the actual statute:

 §1671. Validity of Liquidated Damages Provisions
(a) This section does not apply in any case where another statute expressly applicable to the contract prescribes the rules or standard for determining the validity of a provision in the contract liquidating the damages for the breach of the contract.
(b) Except as provided in subdivision (c), a provision in a contract liquidating the damages for the breach of the contract is valid unless the party seeking to invalidate the provision establishes that the provision was unreasonable under the circumstances existing at the time the contract was made.
(c) The validity of a liquidated damages provision shall be determined under subdivision (d) and not under subdivision (b) where the liquidated damages are sought to be recovered from either:
(1) A party to a contract for the retail purchase, or rental, by such party of personal property or services, primarily for the party’s personal, family, or household purposes; or
(2) A party to a lease of real property for use as a dwelling by the party or those dependent upon the party for support.
(d) In the cases described in subdivision (c), a provision in a contract liquidating damages for the breach of the contract is void except that the parties to such a contract may agree therein upon an amount which shall be presumed to be the amount of damage sustained by a breach thereof, when, from the nature of the case, it would be impracticable or extremely difficult to fix the actual damage.

    If you looked up “late fees,” this statute didn’t show up, until recently, when the case of Orozco v. Casimiro [(2004) 121 Cal.App.4th Supp. 7] was decided. There, for the first time, an appellate court identified late fees as “liquidated damages” within the meaning of Civil Code 1671, and declared them to be illegal and void, absent extraordinary circumstances.

There Is More From This Site, But I Did Not Want To Post Every Word And Infringe Upon Their Work, Please Visit The Writer’s Site Here:

http://www.caltenantlaw.com/LateFees.htm

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