Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Crazy shit in Susquehanna Independent:

I was checking online for the article which Vera recently posted about Cabot's lawsuit against Ray, and I found this:
Susquehanna County Sheriff's Deputies are getting new bullet-proof vests, thanks to a $10,000 donation from Kinder Morgan to support the department's public safety efforts.

In a check presentation held Thursday, July 27, Allen Fore Vice President of Public Affairs for Kinder Morgan presented Sheriff Lance Benedict with the check.

Here's a comment I left on the article:

BH
| August 8, 2017 at 6:08 pm | Reply
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Headline should read, "Roosters crowing over Fox's gift of Shark Repellant to protect the Henhouse!"

Reminds me of this story from a couple of years ago:
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/05/21/kinder-morgan-paid-pennsylvania-police-department-deter-protests

Which I reported on here:
http://williamahuston.blogspot.com/2014/02/remember-itrr-pa-dept-of-homeland.html

And my own experience with the Vestal PD:
http://williamahuston.blogspot.com/2017/05/call-from-vestal-pd-re-bomb-trucks.html

Or the latest #BombTrucks rollover in Forest Lake, where the County Emerg. Mangement officials were turned away by the Forest Lake FD, whom we understand work for XNG:
http://www.rocket-courier.com/news/2017-07-13/Front_Page/Gas_Truck_Accident_Has_Susquehanna_Co_Fired_Up.html

… I think it is TRAGIC, IMMORAL, and possibly ILLEGAL how our Police and Fire personnel with a DUTY to a Public Safety purpose, are co-opted to do the biding of the industries which are pose the greatest threat to public safety.






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Thursday, August 3, 2017

FOIL / Freedom of Information Act Request / Back and Forth

Request for information to FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) under Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).


My original request: 27 July 2017
TO: FOIL Officer, Leonard Tao, Office of External Affairs

  1. I am seeking all correspondence between FERC and any of these corporate entities:

    XNG, Xpress Natural Gas, Direct Energy, Direct Energy Business

    between 2011 to the present, which relates to EITHER

    a) any NGA section 3 or section 7 jurisdictional questions about the operation of terminals to transport LNG or CNG by trucks, OR,

    b) any inquiries, correspondence or application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from FERC, or to being a Prefile process for such, for operation of terminals to transport LNG or CNG by trucks
  2. I prefer electronic copies, originals as submitted to FERC
  3. I am willing to pay any reasonable fees, HOWEVER as I am a public interest researcher, I would ask for a waiver of fees.  
  4. My interest is as a citizen researcher, for public service journalism. I have worked as a researcher, videographer, and blogger in the public interest since 2010.
  5. As this relates to a critical and current public safety investigation, I am requesting expedited processing
Best Regards,
William Huston
WilliamAHuston@gmail.com
My second request 3 Aug 2017
From: William Huston <williamahuston@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 3, 2017 1:07 AM
To: FOIA-CEII
Subject: FOIL / Freedom of Information Act Request #2 8/3/2017

TO: FOIL Officer, Leonard Tao, Office of External Affairs
  1. I am seeking all correspondence between FERC and any of these corporate entities:

    NG Advantage, Clean Energy, Clean Energy Fuels

    between 2011 to the present, which relates to EITHER

    a) any NGA section 3 or section 7 jurisdictional questions about the operation of terminals to transport LNG or CNG by trucks, OR,

    b) any inquiries, correspondence or application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from FERC, or to being a Prefile process for such, for operation of terminals to transport LNG or CNG by trucks

  2. I prefer electronic copies, originals as submitted to FERC

  3. I am willing to pay any reasonable fees, HOWEVER as I am a public interest researcher, I would ask for a waiver of fees.  

  4. My interest is as a citizen researcher, for public service journalism. I have worked as a researcher, videographer, and blogger in the public interest since 2010.

  5. As this relates to a critical and current public safety investigation, I am requesting expedited processing
Best Regards,
William Huston
WilliamAHuston@gmail.com
FERC's reply 3 Aug, 2017:
Mr. Huston
Please be advised that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. FERC also reviews proposals to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines as well as licensing hydropower projects. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 gave FERC additional responsibilities as outlined and updated Strategic Plan.  FERC does not regulate Compressed Natural Gas nor handle the operation of terminals to transport LNG or CNG by trucks.   http://www.ferc.gov/
http://www.ferc.gov/about/ferc-does.asp


The type of information that you are seeking may be available at US Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration or the Department of Energy. For your convenience we are providing the links to these Federal Agencies: 

  • DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION /Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 
https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/
DOT/PHMSA FOIA
https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/about/foia


  • DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Department of Energy /FOIA REQUEST
https://energy.gov/management/office-management/operational-management/freedom-information-act
If you have additional questions regarding matters handled by FERC, please do not hesitate to contact the FOIA/CEII Service Center at foia-ceii@ferc.gov(202) 502-6088 or contact me directly at (202) 502-8389.

                                        Sincerely,
 Toyia Johnson
Toyia Johnson
Office of External Affairs
FOIA Public Liaison
Phone:  (202) 502-8389Toll Free: 1-866-208-3372
Online FOIA & CEII request forms: http://www.ferc.gov/legal/ceii-foia.asp

NOTICE: This email message and any attachments are for the sole use of the intended recipients and may contain information that is classified as privileged, CEII or otherwise protected from disclosure. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is strictly prohibited.  If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and delete the original message and attachments from your computer and other electronic devices.

My response 3 Aug, 2017:
Hi Toyia,

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, it is not legally responsive.

Please have a look at 5 U.S. Code § 552. "Public information; agency rules, opinions, orders, records, and proceedings" (Freedom of Information Law). 

This law places certain duties upon you in terms of a) time limits for a response, b) assignment of a tracking number, and c) acceptable ways that you are obligated to reply.

For example, you can give me the records I request.
Or, you can deny my request, citing certain exemptions.
Or, you can ask for more time.

However, you have done none of these things.
In two different FOIL requests for records,
I asked for "correspondence between FERC" and several different
business entities. (See the original requests for the list of business nams)
Instead of granting me these records, or denying my request, or asking for more time, you instead answered a *jurisdictional question*.

There are several problems with this.

  • You have given me an *interpretation* of the law.
  • I do not believe your opinion on such matters is legally binding.
  • This is not what I asked for.
Respectfully, can you please either

a) give me the records I have requested
b) deny my request citing a reason allowable under law, or
c) ask for an extension following the deadlines defined by statute.

Best Regards,
Bill Huston


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Milwaukee CNG filling station explosion

Yesterday there were multiple explosions at a city-owned CNG filling station in Milwaukee. Uses ANGI equipment to fill City owned CNG vehicles (similar or identical to what XNG uses in Forest Lake PA). 

Is there a pipeline which feeds the filling station? Or is it a "Daughter Station" like what XNG delivers to?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=milwaukee+city+lincoln+garage+cng

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

DEC issues NOV to XNG Manheim!



BAM! 

The NOV is attached...

H/T: Nicole Dillingham /Otsego2000

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Monday, July 10, 2017

7-24-2017: Happy Anniversary! ("Russian Hacking" Myth)


(Email exchange on Sustainable Otsego)

Richard, can you please Fact Check you assertion that "of course they [Russia] hacked the election"? Original sources please.

I have followed this story like an idiot savant for the last 11.5 months. I will tell you, I know of NO SUCH EVIDENCE. 

However, there is a SHIT TON of evidence that the DNC used FRAUD to kneecap Bernie, and MADE UP, INVENTED, & Falsified the "Russian Hacking!!!" story (and variations) as a DIVERSION and PSYOP to get our attention away from Wikileaks, DCleaks, Gucciffer 2.0, and Seth Rich. 

But YOU'RE IN LUCK TODAY!!!!
I have a special treat 4 You! 

Your idiot friend (ME!) meticulously scoured the internet to find the ORIGINAL SOURCE of the "Russian Hacking" myth! (which morphed into Russian Collusion) 

Here it is!!!!

Please listen very carefully to the exchange. What was the Question Jake Tapper ask Robbie Mook, to which his response was "Russian Hacking!"


Very interesting.

PS: Monday July 24th will be the One Year Anniversary of the Russian Hacking Myth. 

We should all get together and eat Borscht and drink shots of Smirnov or something! 

BH

On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, Richard Averett <raverett@frontier.com> wrote:

Of course they hacked the election, just maybe not the DNC emails, and they will get another chance in about 16 months from now
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Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 12:06 AM
Subject: Re: [sustainableotsego] [NYRAD] DNC may not have been hacked . . .

Yeah. Here's what happened

1) Dems invent "Russian Hacking" to deflect from HRCs weakness exposed by Wikileaks, including her own Russia Connection (Uranium One) July 2016.

2) At some point, lack of evidence causes Dems and MSM to morph "Russian Hacking" into "Russian Collusion"

3) CIA-controlled corporate media repeat "RUSSIAN HACKING!" then "Russian Collusion!" for nearly ONE SOLID YEAR!

4) After 11.5 months of digging, MSM "journalists" finally find something that sticks. 

Give me a break. 

Normally, a criminal investigation or a journalist BEGINS WITH EVIDENCE and then tries to formulate the narrative of the crime.

With this story, we BEGAN With The Narrative, and then dug for ONE YEAR to find evidence.

Am I the only one who finds this ODD?

BH

On Monday, July 10, 2017, Ellen Cantarow <ecantarow@gmail.com> wrote:
This was reported on Chris Hayes' show tonight as well as, I think, on Democracy Now. So yes, it's true.

Ellen Cantarow
On Jul 10, 2017, at 5:51 PM, Seeley, Karl <seeleyk@hartwick.edu> wrote:

Bill,

Is the article below a complete sham? A piece of propaganda?

It claims that the lawyer Trump Jr. met with was involved in defending Russian mafiosi who evidently had the protection of the Russian state. The same lawyer was lobbying for the lifting of the Magnitsky Act, a set of sanctions imposed in response to the death of another lawyer (Magnitsky) who was investigating tax fraud involving Russian tax officials.

If the article has its facts straight, there's very strong circumstantial evidence that the Trump campaign was indeed colluding with Russian intelligence and/or mafiosi.


You also seem to be strongly implying (though not explicitly stating) that Seth Rich was murdered as part of a Clinton and/or DNC plot.

For fuck's sake, even Fox News has recanted that.

If you're beating that horse, it's hard to take you seriously.

It's possible for Democrats to be bad and for Russia to have been malignantly involved in our election.

It's true that the U.S. has meddled in other countries' elections in the past. I still don't want the Russian government meddling in ours.

Russia's current government is a nightmare on steroids.I have a colleague from Russia. She would like to go back and visit family, but she's not confident that she'd be able to leave again.

Is she part of the DNC's propaganda machine?

If making your case against the D's requires exculpating the Russians, you're going to have a really hard time making your case.

Karl





On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 5:17 PM, William Huston <williamahuston@gmail.com> wrote:
Richard, you are entitled to your opinion.
As I do, mine.

The FACTS are, there is ZERO EVIDENCE to suggest that Russia has "hacked the election" or "colluded with Trump".

There is a SHIT TON of evidence which proves that
a) Hillary Clinton and her minions used FRAUD to hack the DNC'2016
b) She is an extremely flawed candidate, a career criminal with a 30 year rapsheet, under multiple felony FBI investigations, and she made many mistakes in her campaign.
c) the Democratic Party has a 40 year history of betraying the American People
d) Obama was really awful. I have a BIG LIST of Obama Crimes. The Democratic Party is at it's lowest membership levels since the 1920s. People are SICK of being lied to, and neoliberal abuses. The party lost over 1,000 seats under Obama.

Here is my opinion, since you shared yours:

Blaming Trump's presidency on Russia --(with ZERO facts to substantiate it)-- while IGNORING all these other facts.... is a kind of EPIC denial which is of such a staggering proportion, it's hard for me to put words to it, or imagine that anyone who utters it really believes their own words.
My advice to Democrats: LOOK DEEP INSIDE YOURSELF
and look at what actions (or inactions) YOU YOURSELF have made
(e.g., voting for corporate candidates year after year after year who are PRO WAR and PRO FRACKING and for everything you are against)
which have contributed to this crisis.
Try to find SOME MORAL CODE--
I don't care what, YOU PICK,
for me it's WAR and GENOCIDE,
which is a "line too dear to cross",
where you would NEVER, EVER vote for any candidate
who supports these crimes.

The first steps in solving this problem is
1) introspection / reflection
2) Values Quest ("what do I stand for?")
3) Try to have some f*ing moral integrity in your own life.
4) Stop blaming others and pointing fingers.

If you Democrats keep digging in like this,
then I fear ALL HOPE IS LOST.

Thanks,
BH




On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 4:57 PM, raverett <raverett@frontier.com> wrote:
NO...but we ended up with the short end of the stick on this one because we have an evil moron running the country now... and those we put in power were just evil!




From: William Huston <williamahuston@gmail.com>To: raverett <raverett@frontier.com>
Cc: SO <sustainableotsego@lists.riseup.net>; "soexecutivecommittee@lists.riseup.net" <soexecutivecommittee@lists.riseup.net>; "shaleshock@yahoogroups.com" <shaleshock@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2017 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [sustainableotsego] DNC may not have been hacked . . .


On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 2:18 PM, raverett <raverett@frontier.com> wrote:
but we cannot ignore the "fact" that Russia has hacked or tried to hack, other countries' elections


Do you mean Russia has a worse reputation for hacking foreign elections than the United States?



(and infrastructure) like in Ukraine & Estonia, so they tend to fit the m.o. - which unfortunately makes them a convenient scapegoat!




From: William Huston <williamahuston@gmail.com>
To: "NYRAD@googlegroups.com" <NYRAD@googlegroups.com>
Cc: SO <sustainableotsego@lists. riseup.net>; "shaleshock@yahoogroups.com" <shaleshock@yahoogroups.com>; "soexecutivecommittee@lists. riseup.net" <soexecutivecommittee@lists. riseup.net>
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2017 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: [sustainableotsego] DNC may not have been hacked . . .

As I stated in this post: (visit for the graphic since even small images are rejected by SO listserv) 

https://facebook.com/photo. php?fbid=10211879308874817&id= 1133803981&set=a. 1070464038524.12093.1133803981

There has NEVER been any evidence of any "Russian Hacking" or "Collusion". All the evidence has suggested this story was concocted as a result of the Wikileaks dumps which showed the corruption inside the DNC, Clinton Foundation, and HRC campaign. 

I tracked down the FIRST occurrence of this Russian Hacking myth. It was an interview with Robbie Mook in July 2016.

July 10, Seth Rich was murdered. July 22, Wikileaks releases the DNC emails. July 24, Exactly two weeks later after Seth Rich's murder and two days after the Wikileaks dump, Robby Mook started the "Russian Hacking" story.

Full Timeline of "Russian Hacking" story, in context:

• Feb 11, 2015: John Podesta -- "I'm definitely for making an example of a suspected leaker whether or not we have any real basis for it."
(....)

• Jun 10, 2016: Obama meets w/Bernie, asks him to quit

• Jun 17, 2016: Despite the fact that Neither Dem Candidate had enough pledged delegates for the nomination, and BOTH candidates needed the unpledged SuperDelegates, Cenk Uyger goes on Larry King and tells Bernie to quit. 

• Jun 30, 2016:  Bill Clinton meets with Atty Gen. Loretta Lynch. (Likely conversation, "I recommend you don't prosecute Hillary".)

• July 5, 2016: FBI Comey, "no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case" against Clinton for storing classified information on a private server

• July 10, 2016: Seth Rich Murdered

• July 22, 2016: DNC Wikileaks Released

• July 24, 2016: Clinton Campaign Mgr Robby Mook hatches "Russian Hacking" story on ABC "This Week"

• July 24-25, 2016: NYT, WaPo, CNN, MSNBC all explode and saturate on "Russian Hacking" (which remains 10 months later. -- Isn't it bat-shit bonkers to pursue a story for 10 months with zero evidence?)

• July 25-28: DNC Philly, Bernie concedes, endorses HRC

One year later, the story still persists with ZERO evidence!!! 

As you can see, "Russian Hacking" dominated the news, and both Seth Rich and the DNC Wikileaks stories were displaced and faded from view quickly. This was the plan. Propaganda works!!


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Re: DNC may not have been hacked . . .

As I stated in this post: (visit for the graphic since even small images are rejected by SO listserv) 

https://facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211879308874817&id=1133803981&set=a.1070464038524.12093.1133803981

There has NEVER been any evidence of any "Russian Hacking" or "Collusion". All the evidence has suggested this story was concocted as a result of the Wikileaks dumps which showed the corruption inside the DNC, Clinton Foundation, and HRC campaign. 

I tracked down the FIRST occurrence of this Russian Hacking myth. It was an interview with Robbie Mook in July 2016.

July 10, Seth Rich was murdered. July 22, Wikileaks releases the DNC emails. July 24, Exactly two weeks later after Seth Rich's murder and two days after the Wikileaks dump, Robby Mook started the "Russian Hacking" story.
 
Full Timeline of "Russian Hacking" story, in context:

• Feb 11, 2015: John Podesta -- "I'm definitely for making an example of a suspected leaker whether or not we have any real basis for it."
(....)

• Jun 10, 2016: Obama meets w/Bernie, asks him to quit

• Jun 17, 2016: Despite the fact that Neither Dem Candidate had enough pledged delegates for the nomination, and BOTH candidates needed the unpledged SuperDelegates, Cenk Uyger goes on Larry King and tells Bernie to quit. 

• Jun 30, 2016:  Bill Clinton meets with Atty Gen. Loretta Lynch. (Likely conversation, "I recommend you don't prosecute Hillary".)

• July 5, 2016: FBI Comey, "no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case" against Clinton for storing classified information on a private server

• July 10, 2016: Seth Rich Murdered

• July 22, 2016: DNC Wikileaks Released

• July 24, 2016: Clinton Campaign Mgr Robby Mook hatches "Russian Hacking" story on ABC "This Week"

• July 24-25, 2016: NYT, WaPo, CNN, MSNBC all explode and saturate on "Russian Hacking" (which remains 10 months later. -- Isn't it bat-shit bonkers to pursue a story for 10 months with zero evidence?)

• July 25-28: DNC Philly, Bernie concedes, endorses HRC

One year later, the story still persists with ZERO evidence!!! 

As you can see, "Russian Hacking" dominated the news, and both Seth Rich and the DNC Wikileaks stories were displaced and faded from view quickly. This was the plan. Propaganda works!!


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CRAZY - USDA’s permit for the world’s first open-air trials of the Genetically Engineered (GE) Diamondback moth to be released in Geneva, NY.




For Immediate Release Media Contact: Amy Blum PR

NOFA-NY DENOUNCES USDA PERMIT TO RELEASE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED MOTHS IN GENEVA, NY

Farmington, NY — The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) todaydenounced the USDA's permit for the world's first open-air trials of the Genetically Engineered (GE) Diamondback moth to be released in Geneva, NY. This announcement came concurrently with the availability of a final environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact for the field release of the GE Diamondback moths. NOFA-NY considers the Environmental Assessment lacking comprehensive health and environmental details.

"NOFA-NY considers the release of a novel genetically engineered organism to be a major activity with potentially significant and heretofore unknown health and environmental effects," said NOFA-NY Policy Advisor Liana Hoodes. "It is now up to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to ensure the safety of its citizens before granting the necessary state permit. We call on the NYS DEC to require a full environmental impact statement and public hearings during a complete review under State Environmental Quality Review Act."

Hoodes goes on to say, "most of the USDA's environmental assessment confines its review to the general impacts of the new technology, yet neglects to adequately assess the potential impacts of the trials themselves on farms and residences near the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY and across the state." 

NOFA-NY is concerned that the owner of this technology (originally, Oxitec UK – now Intrexon)never completed a comprehensive, independent health, safety, and environmental review required by international protocols prior to bringing this organism to the United States.

The Diamondback moth is a pest to brassica plants worldwide. The purpose of this new GE insect would be to reduce pest populations of Diamondback moths through engineering a new female lethality trait into male GE moths. Thousands of these males mate with wild females who produce eggs that are laid on the brassica, then the females die. The GE males continue the cycle and suppress the numbers of wild Diamondback moths. 

Before such an open air release can happen, Cornell University must apply to the New York State DEC for a permit. Typically, Cornell research permits receive cursory review by the Department, but because this is the first world-wide release of a new insect, NOFA-NY believes in the strongest terms that this action should trigger a full environmental review under the State Environmental Quality Review Act. Such review must include a public hearing to determine the contents of a Full Environmental Impact Statement.  

Both Cornell University and the technology owner Intrexon must fulfill their responsibilities to the citizens of the State for full disclosure of potential impacts prior to releasing such an organism into our air. Without a full environmental review, NOFA-NY believes this experiment must be stopped.

See NOFA-NY's requests to NYS DEC (2) for full environmental review: http://bit.ly/2tR2xU4
See NOFA-NY comments to the Environmental Assessment: http://bit.ly/2tpEr21
See NOFA-NY General GE Diamondback Moth Fact Sheet: http://bit.ly/2m0PEk0
See USDA's announcements: http://bit.ly/2tVWOgd

NOTE: Interviews with NOFA-NY are available on request.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

XNG Manheim files repository (#BombTrucks)

Hi,

For those interested in the XNG #BombTrucks operation in Manheim, we've started a document collection of files on the project:

... or ...

This space was generously donated by Barbara Arrindell of Damascus Citizens for Sustainability.

So far there are these folders;
1: Documents collected by Keith Schue from 2014
2: Documents collected by Protect Manheim from 2014
3: Protect Manheim videos
4: My recent FOIL to DEC
5: Otsego 2000 letter to AG Schneiderman w/attachments

The docs from Protect Manheim are all individual image files. Ideally, these should all be image-processed (cropped, contrast, OCR, compiled into a large PDF). All I have done so far is to rotate to fix the orientation.

But putting this all out there now so people can start reviewing.

I have another large FOIL which should be going up soon. Hope to receive it in a week or so.

It would be helpful for more eyes on this, so if you can, make a local copy of these files (may want to skip the video files).

There are are some specific things we are looking for, so if you are so inclined, email me off list and I'll tell you what to watch for.

Or just poke around yourself and see what you can find!

Thanks,
BH

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

AMAZING Fenton #BombTrucks Wrapup!

There were probably 6 people who came up to me tonight and said, "Are you Bill Huston?" or, "Are you the guy who spoke at the school board meeting?" I guess my speech made an impression. 

I just winged it. I had just a few bullet points, nothing formally prepared. People said they thought I was very knowledgeable, and helped them understand about the proposed Town of Fenton #BombTrucks facility. That made me feel good ;)

The other thing is, and I've learned this from my good friend Craig Stevens is that "Everything they say is wrong. If their lips are moving, they're lying."

And if you lie once, you have to keep on lying forever, to cover for the first lie, and the cover-up lie, etc. It's unsustainable! 

Once you learn this and train your mind to it, you can use anything they say against them. If they let you in to the meeting, you catch them in 1,000 lies, and use it.

If they bar you from the meeting, and pay a dozen (off duty?) Sheriff's driving official vehicles(*) running security, you videotape that and make them look like scared fools (that's what they are!)

Anything they do, or say, you can use against them. It's kinda Environmental Ju Jitsu. 

(*) BTW, WTF! A few times tonight, I found myself surrounded by 3-4 cops w/fingers on their Tazers. No shit. There were at least THREE published accounts that this was going to be a "open public meeting". 1: Clifford Crouch, 2: posted at the Town Offices, 3: printed in the Press and Sun, and 4: in their own literature. "Open Meeting, public!!"

Their excuses were all over the place. It was invite only. I needed a press pass. They were very concerned about fire codes.

Fire code my ass. The room was 1/2 empty.
BTW, their expert there tonight --which they refused me access to, Chris Christopoulos-- has stated in his presentations that THERE ARE NO National Fire Protection Association NFPA codes for these BombTrucks!!! 

I have been doing independent media in various forms (public access TV, radio, blogging/research, print) in Binghamton area for 18 years. That's IMO F-ing Street CRED to be able to call myself PRESS.  I am the media. I have professional gear. I know what I'm doing technically and I do original research. And "NG Advantage" paid local cops to threaten me with arrest at several points tonight.

So I know Craig would tell me: Bill, just look at them. They are running scared, bro! Holding secret meetings, closed to the press and impacted residents. They are scared shirtless.

The Brass BALLS award of the night goes to Jeff Platsky for getting the dude to say "Bomb Trucks". Holy crap that's excellent.  

I know from personal experience that getting an Article 78 done in 60 days is challenging. Getting TWO in ~2 weeks is a fucking miracle!! I've only read one of two complaints, and it was excellent! 

And now a TRO? Some kind of injunction. 
STOP WORK NOW! Ker-POW! 

That's how we roll in NY, baby. 
Several great victories tonight. 

Fenton/CV are on a roll!!

So happy to see this Fenton resistance to be happening so organically.


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May you, and all beings
be happy and free from suffering :)
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