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DIRTY DEALS: Greenwich's Secret $250,000 Unaccountable Special Fund From Mooring Fees 

Let's open the books on the slush fund that is the mooring fees, all dutifully forwarded to the Office of the First Selectman, destined to a special account that is overseen by who exactly? 

Why exactly is Peter Tesei so afraid of saying where these many hundreds of thousands of dollars are going? 

Why is Peter Tesei afraid to tell taxpayers about all of the books employees and specially connected people? 

And since the Harbormaster isn’t in the “club” none of this money is really going to benefit the town's waterways.

But this only happens, because of  Peter Tesei's cronyism 

Peter Tesei’s hand-picked Republican “First Selectman’s Committee on Coastal Management” is a fine example of this. 

The problem was that of the committee was started with nine members, eight were Republicans put there by Tesei. One was unaffiliated; none was a Democrat. 

The committee even included John Raben, the chairman of Greenwich’s Republican Town Committee. Many of the Republicans were listed as Tesei supporters on his campaign website.

In fact, the coastal management committee has displayed for all that cronyism in which Republican incumbent Tesei has been indulging in over the years. 

You know Tesei is way too devious when Hearst Newspapers Senior Vice President and Greenwich resident Lincoln Millstein, who spends most of his time slamming Democrats writes.....

“No Denying the Ham-handed Handling of the Harbor Master Apointment in Greenwich“, and that the “so-called Coastal Resource Advisory Committee (wanted) to keep this piece of public business out of public scrutiny. Why else would you stack the committee with members who resemble a Republican fund-raising dinner?“

And lets not even talk about how Tesei’s having lost Greenwich a $1.5 million earmark for flood control, that he tried to blame on a town employee who wasn’t even remotely responsible for that earmark or flood control. 

And lets also not talk about Peter Tesei botching the town’s request for federal stimulus funding. He only intended to ask for $17 million, while Bridgeport, with just under twice the population, asked for over a billion.

The  the town’s volunteer committees have been overly politicized since Tesei, became First Selectman.

Yes, it was Peter Tesei who changed the job of harbormaster so that he would no longer be the director of parks and recreation. He then transferred money to his control and had a well-known local politician put on his payroll.

Life in Greenwich is inextricably tied to water and its waterways. 

Greenwich has 7 major harbors and 28 miles of coastline. It is far more than boating and recreation; it extends deeply into the fabric of our life, and becomes our legacy to future generations. 

Harbormaster Ian Macmillan has repeatedly earned praise for what he’s done in office, despite Peter Tesei undermining his every move.....

Since 2011, he has been credited with bring greater structure to the payment and registration process for boat moorings, as well as for his advocacy for dredging Greenwich’s waters.

Macmillan has been key in development of a harbor management plan for Greenwich, a currently ongoing effort. 

Macmillan continues to work hard to get the town become compliant with state law for permitting buoys, including swimming, speed, hazard and channel buoys.

Among his goals is to continue promoting safety at sea.

Previously, Mr. Macmillan, working as a strategic water resource specialist developed a state of the art GIS map of the contiguous hydrology of the waters of Greenwich, and established the first stratified drift aquifer study to include the ground waters of New York that feed the reservoirs of Greenwich’s drinking water supply.

Mr. Macmillan, whose ties to Greenwich boating have extended for 35 years, Mr. Macmillan has a deep and abiding love for Greenwich and its waterfront. 

He has 45 years of ocean racing experience, twice on board a Greenwich yacht that won the IOR Northern Ocean Racing Trophy. 

He worked as a consultant to Derecktor Shipyards, which repairs, refits and constructs all manner of seagoing vessels. 

He has decades or experience as a Racing and Delivery Captain.

But there is one problem with Greenwich Harbormaster Ian Macmillan

The Tesei administration, which has no time for water main breaks, traffic in the streets or crumbling schools seems to have an endless supply of money and time to go to war with our $500 a year Harbormaster, Ian McMillan. Why might that be?

Well it might be because petty little Peter Tesei gets his feelings hurt when someone says NO to him. 

When Dan Malloy didn’t give him his handpicked choice for Harbormaster because, among other stupidities, Tesei insulted Malloy and told him to “stay out of Greenwich” 

Gee, I wonder why we don’t get anything back from Hartford. 

Thanks A Lot Peter.  

Gov. Dannel Malloy has reappointed Ian Macmillan, Greenwich’s harbormaster this year. The new three-year term lasts until June 30, 2017.
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The definition of success is different for everyone, whether it’s personal or professional we are always looking at improving in some area of our life. We all need some inspiration from time to time and that is why we have compiled a list of famous inspirational quotes that will help contribute to your success.

 30 Famous Success Quotes

1. “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.”

Dhirubhai Ambani

2. “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.”

Mark Caine

3. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

Tony Robbins

4. “When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

Audre Lorde

5. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

Mark Twain

6. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

7. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Thomas A. Edison

8. “If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know & start charging for it.”

Kim Garst

9.  “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”

David Brinkley

10. “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Steve Jobs

11. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

12. “Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.”

Roger Babson

13. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

Mahatma Gandhi

14. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

Mark Twain

15. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”

Vince Lombardi 

16. “Success is about creating benefit for all and enjoying the process. If you focus on this & adopt this definition, success is yours.”

Kelly Kim

17. “I used to want the words ‘She tried’ on my tombstone. Now I want ‘She did it.'”

Katherine Dunham

18. “Really it comes down to your philosophy. Do you want to play it safe and be good or do you want to take a chance and be great?”

Jimmy J

19. “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

J. K Rowling

20. “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”

Albert Einstein

21. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

Harriet Tubman

22. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”

Bruce Lee

23. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”

Swami Vivekananda

24. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”

Dale Carnegie

25. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

Jim Rohn

26. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

Ayn Rand

27. “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient.”

Gurbaksh Chahal

28. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.”

Robert Kiyosaki

29. “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!”

T. Harv Eker

30. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

Steve Jobs
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If You Love Your Family You Won't Shop At The Westchester Or Galleria Malls In White Plains.

Security Incidents Involving Homeless Untreated Mentally Ill Persons Is On The Rise At The Westchester Mall

County Executive Rob Astorino Destroyed The Galeria Mall And Is Putting The Westchester Mall Shoppers In Danger 

Every morning Rob Astorino has a Volunteers of America homeless shelter van drop of untreated and severely mentally ill residents to sit on benchs in front of the Department of Social Services building at 85 Court Street in White Plains. 

One of those persons Rob Astorino parks in front of 85 Court Street is Anthony Jacobs served five years in prison for one of the most infamous assaults in White Plains' history.

Jacobs, who also lived at Rob Astorino's Westchester County shelter at the time of the assault, takes the van from the 149-bed facility at Grasslands Reservation in Valhalla.

Rob Astorino requires clients, many of whom are ex-convicts and people with mental illnesses, to leave their rooms in the morning.

Another one of Rob Astorino's untreated mentally ill homeless resident's is Howard Mickens, who was arrested for pushing a young woman into the path of a train after taking Astorino's shelter van into White Plains.

Convicted rapist Phillip Grant took a van and then stabbed a woman to death in the city-owned Galleria garage.

1 percent to 3 percent of all arrests in White Plains over the past few years are of VOA shelter residents that Rob Astorino buses into White Plains.

Authorities say they’re noticing a rise in the numbers of untreated mentally ill homeless people on the streets since Rob Astorino was elected County Executive in 2005. 

On Jan. 25, 2008, Jacobs got into a fight with off-duty police officer Christopher Ridley, who tried to arrest him for mugging a man down the street. Jacobs grabbed Ridley’s pistol and fired a shot. Ridley managed to take the weapon back when Westchester Couny police officers posted to protect Rob Astorino and the County office building killed officer Christopher Ridley. 

Jacobs returned to Rob Astorino's shelter, after his release from prison. And Rob Astorino has him bused in half a block from the Galleria mall on a daily basis. 

Critics of Rob Astorino's practice of busing dangerous untreated mentally ill homeless people to White Plains fear that it is a massacre waiting to happen.

Clearly, on several levels, something needs to be done about this, but Rob Astorino sits in his ninth floor office looking out over the dangerous situation with out a care in the world. 

Hunter College Student Maya Leggat, was maimed when she was pushed into a train and her life was ruined, because Rob Astorino insists on busing  dangerous untreated mentally ill homeless people to White Plains.

Mickens, the suspect in that case, is a career criminal with a history of mental illness. Mickens made bizarre, rambling statements during two court appearances about hearing voices and being the target of would-be killers since he was a child. 

Saying he was “guilty with an explanation,” Mickens faces an attempted-murder charge and is under psychiatric observation until he is found competent to continue with court proceedings.

And Rob Astorino just dumped this very dangerous untreated mentally ill homeless man right next to the Galleria Mall in White Plains. 

Rob Astorino is is running programs that’s supposed to be taking care of people who are known to have psychological illness that require treatment and medication, 

But Rob Astorino has failed to take responsibility to have some kind of preventative measures in place that will protect the residents and shoppers in White Plains. 

When the county knows the person has a mental illness, and Rob Astorino is making sure that someone is taking responsibility for what could happen, it is very dangerous to  people who live in and visit White Plains. 

Concetta “Connie” Russo-Carriero, a legal secretary, was walking to her car in the Galleria garage, when she was stabbed to death by an untreated mentally ill Level 3 sex offender, who later told police he took the shelter van to White Plains “to kill a white woman.” 

The untreated mentally ill Level 3 sex offender, who previously spent more than 20 years in prison on three rape convictions, was found guilty of murder as a hate crime. 

Rob Astorino continues to bus people with criminal records or and untreated mental illnesses to White Plains, and most people don’t even know it. Honestly, it’s shocking that they do this. It’s scary.

A $15 million lawsuit was filed by Concetta “Connie” Russo-Carriero’s family, naming Westchester County and White Plains as defendants, alleged in part that the county was negligent and tolerated an “ultra-hazardous condition ... through its practice of busing homeless people to downtown White Plains,” and for failing to treat her Galleria Parking Garage Killer for his mental illness.

Rob Astorino's contract with Westchester County, the VOA is required to provide transportation to White Plains. 

White Plains sees a steady stream of arrests among Astorino's untreated homeless people from the VOA shelter, an average of about 70 a year. 

Or about one White Plains Arrest every five days.. 

The White Plains Police Department has seen a steady increase in calls for service with regard to Astorino's untreated mentally ill homeless having psychotic events and needing assistance.

Most of the encounters with Asytorino's untreated mentally ill homeless people seem to center on them not having a specific place to be while they wait for Astorino's ride back to the shelter.

White Plains Police Officers say the Astorino's untreated and mentally ill homeless people frequently hang out in the public library, the malls and, in good weather, at the fountain at Renaissance Plaza.

As County Executive Rob Astorino is is required by state law to house the mentally ill who are homeless and provide them with the medication and services needed to help them get back on their feet and not be a danger to the men, women and children of White Plains.

What you’re really talking about is part of a bigger problem: the cuts made to community mental health programs by Rob Astorino. 

Rob Astorino closed four mental health clinics in 2010 and suggested that already-strapped private agencies would pick up the slack. It hasn’t happened and White Plains families have paid the price. 

Getting rRob Astorino to provide mental health services is key in preventing violent incidents on the streets, malls, Churches and schools of White Plains.

As tragic as those situations like the Russo-Carriero, Ridley and Leggat cases are,,Rob Astorino's untreated mentally ill homeless folks are statistically much more likely to be victims of crime than perpetrators of crime.

Especially women and older untreated mentally ill people. 

Rob Astorino should be getting these untreated Homeless mentally ill people access to mental health services and making sure that people who need them actually follow through with them.

These untreated mentally ill homeless people are staying in Rob Astorino's shelter, but when you look at the range of the most upsetting crimes, most tie back to County Executive Rob Astorino  being unsuccessful in providing mental health services and not being ready to step in when mentally ill people start to have more serious problems.

Deceased Police Officer Christopher Ridley’s father, Stanley Ridley of Mount Vernon, has said in press accounts that incidents like those that took the life of his son and Russo-Carriero, and seriously injured Maya Leggat, will continue to happen, because mental illness is an issue Rob Astorino and those around him don’t want to deal with. 

So many of these untreated mentally ill people in the shelter have problems, and Rob Astorino knows that, but he just bus them to White Plains and leaves them to their own devices. Instead of treating their problems, Rob Astorino cut mental health clinics and put White Plains residents and shoppers in danger. 

Deceased Police Officer Christopher Ridley gave his life, and nothing was done by Rob Astorino to make sure the mentally ill got the treatment they need. 

Rob Astorino has to step up to the plate and do something. Until that happens, innocent lives will continue to be endangered and sacrificed as County Executive Rob Astorino looks on from his ninth floor White Plains office with his team of body guards at his side..
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EPA Chief on Animas Disaster: River Can Heal Itself

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday confirmed what Colorado officials already knew, that readings of the Animas River show a return to pre-contamination conditions. Gina McCarthy made the announcement during a 15-minute news conference in Durango at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, which the EPA has been using as a command center. "No agency could be more upset about the incident happening, and more dedicated in doing our job to get this right," McCarthy told reporters. State health officials on Tuesday said water quality improved to pre-event levels.
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It is angering people in Colorado that they seem so quick to call it good.  It is going to take 100 years or more for that river to return to what it was.
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SURPRISE: Hypocrite Ben Carson Used Fetal Tissue for Research

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Thursday defended his past use of tissue from aborted fetuses for medical research -- even as he continued to criticize Planned Parenthood.

The retired neurosurgeon said his research, which took place in 1992, does not conflict with his call to defund Planned Parenthood after several undercover videos surfaced that purportedly show officials with the organization working with research companies using tissue from aborted fetuses.

Jen Gunter, an obstetrician-gynecologist, wrote on her blog that Carson had co-authored an academic paper published in Hum Pathol, in which he described working with material "from two fetuses aborted in the ninth and 17th week of gestation." 

Gunter's blog post states, "Yes, Dr. Ben Carson has done research on fetal tissue and published his findings. His name is on the paper so that means he had a substantive role in the research and supports the methods and findings. ...

"As a neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson knows full well that fetal tissue is essential for medical research. His discipline would have a hard time being were it is today without that kind of work. What is even more egregious than dismissing the multitude of researchers whose work allowed him to become a neurosurgeon is the hypocrisy of actually having done that research himself while spouting off about its supposed worthlessness."

LOL....Ben Carson isn't a threat for anything other than the next Surgeon General nomination, this news won't have much of an effect on his presidential aspirations.
GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson defended his past use of tissue from aborted fetuses for research even as he continued to criticize Planned Parenthood.
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Fox News Honcho Roger Ailes Blinks Ends war With News Ratings Star Donald Trump    

Donald Trump said on Monday that Mr. Ailes, the chairman and chief executive of Fox News, called him and assured him that the network would treat him fairly. 

Mr. Trump had shunned the network over the weekend, only doing interviews instead with its rivals.

Roger Ailes, making peace with Donald Trump is more about profits than political correctness. The "Trump Plus Nine" debate Thursday drew more than 24 million viewers. 

Mr Ailes said that in his conversation with Mr. Trump that,"“I assured him that we will continue to cover this campaign with fairness and balance. We had a blunt but cordial conversation and the air has been cleared.”

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On Sunday Trump gave ratings-popping phone interviews to every major network with a weekend political talk show – except Fox – as polls shows he was still on top following 'bloodgate.'
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Meet Rob Astorin's Appointed DSS Pedophile Philippe Gille 

Heartless Rob Astorino's Department of Social Services (DSS) is known for cruelly ignoring the needs of poor children, seniors the disabled the mentally ill and veterans, as he sucks off DSS budget money for needless patronage jobs for people like Philippe Gille, Joe Kenner, Brian Furlong and scores of other unqualified Astorino cronies.

At Rob Astorino's Department Of Social Services problems begin at the top and go right through the whole department. The top of pyramid all begins with a Rob Asorino appointee Phil Gille the first deputy commissioner and as anybody in DSS can tell you the real decision maker nothing at DSS from as small as painting an office to as big as promoting Directors happens without his approval.

Mr. Gille holds court from his numerous offices including ones in White Plains, Mt. Vernon and Yonkers. Every lead manager, district director and associate or assistant commissioner reports to him and he reports to the commissioner and directly to Mr. Astorino. 

Philippe Gille, was a politically appointed voting machine technician with the Board of Elections who Rob Astorino promoted to deputy commissioner of social services. Thanks to Mr. Astorino Mr. Gille initially saw his pay rise by $62,700, bringing his salary to $127,125 and has had very generous pay increases after that.

Mr. Astorino maintained that voting machine technician Gille, a fellow Republican, was "eminently qualified" to be  the first deputy commissioner of DSS

The media in Westchester County has repeatedly failed to expose patronage in Rob Astorino's County Government. 

Of particular concern is what is going on in the County’s Department of Social Services under the reign of Current DSS Commissioner Kevin McGuire and also DSS Deputy Commissioner Phil Gille, a longtime Political Insider for Rob Astorino.

Mr. Gille has surrounded himself with a staff of appointed patronage employees who loyal to both him, Rob Astorino.. 

These loyalties can be shown by the large number of high ranking Republican Party members who are now employed at Rob Astorino's department of Social Services. 

Mr. Gille holds court from his numerous offices including ones in White Plains, Mt. Vernon and Yonkers. Every lead manager, district director and associate or assistant commissioner reports to him.

A perfect example of this in one Gille appointee Gerard Gershonowitz who has been with the county for less than four years years, never taken any civil service exams has no experience regarding any aspect of Social Services but still has a supervisory position for which he is totally unqualified. His only qualification seems to be that he is a member of the Log Cabin Republican’s

Rob Astorino's DSS patronage and cronyism machine includes a  group of employees who were appointed by Mr. Gille to the position of Eligibility Clerk and upon have to take the civil service exam were unable to pass it. 

These employees include Rosemary Jarosz, Kelly Murray and Tracey Traverson. All of these employees upon failing the exam should have lost their jobs but due to their close ties to Rob Astorino and Phil Gille remain employed as he hastily made up a new unheard of and never before used title of Community Outreach Worker to provide them with continued employment.

DSS has become a top heavy organization. The next individual whose appointment, job description and title are all in question is Joseph Kenner, a low performing employee who lost his job at Pepsi.. 

The unemployed Mr. Kenner was quickly given the title Assistant to the Westchester County Executive,. and is now employed as deputy commissioner at DSS. This position seems to all to be complete waste of salary as Mr. Kenner no knowledge of any of the workings of DSS or any of its programs and the department has no need for more top level staff.

In fact, Mr. Kenner is known for not returning phone calls. Some have even suggested that it is a no-show patronage job. 

If some one happens to call Mr. Kenner during business hours they get a clueless kid named Brian Furlong, who often forwards Mr. Kenners calls to John Kelly's office at DSS. 

The next interesting addition to Rob Astorino's DSS patronage machine is Marie Claudel, where Marie came from and what she does is anybody's guess. 

What is known is that as a Community Outreach Worker which is a lower job at DSS but Mrs. Claudel has her own office and makes her own hours. When questioned about these actions her answer is to ask Phil Gille. 

The most interesting fact about Marie is who she is married too. She is the wife Guy Parisi and he is Rob Astorino's lawyer.

Art Sullivan is another political appointee of the Rob Astorio DSS political Patronage machine. Mr. Sullivan has never taken a test or followed any civil service rules to get to the position

Mr. Sullivan is in charge of all DSS computers and systems and his lack of experience in this area is painfully obvious to those who have to deal with him. He is doing so poorly at his job the department has had to add another employee to assist him.

Now here is a list of Mr. Gille appointees that again have not taken any civil services tests to arrive at the positions that they hold. 

This group includes the above mentioned Brian Furlong, Nick Gonzalez, Morgan Abdelnour, Mathew McCarrick, Steve Murray, Michael Recca, Anthony Ferriello and Gerard Longarzo. All of these appointees have three things in common. First they a male, second they are white and third they are all under the age of thirty. 

And that's the way Mr. Gille likes his appointees. 

All the young men hired by Phil Gille are called his "Boy Toys". Literally they do nothing but take up space and suck upl contract money provided by the New York State and the Federal Government. 

There is also Rob Astorino patronage beneficiary Brendan Murnane, the boy Friday intern, another one of many Phil Gille interns and boy toys hired in the county.

1st Deputy Commissioner of Social Services Phil Gille and Ed Fagan also a Department of Social Services employee are the  main purveyors of Rob Astorino's young boy toy patronage machine. 

These two pedophiles are joined at the hip and have been molesting and raping young boys for over twenty years.  This is a known fact to law enforcement officials.  

Ed Fagan is a known drunk and a functioning alcoholic.  Co-workers in the Department of Social Services have complained that Mr. Fagan constantly reeks of alcohol when he comes to work.  According to one source, “You can smell the liquor coming from his pores.” 

County Executive Rob Astorino is well aware that Mr. Gille and his partner in crime Ed Fagan were “Persons of Interest” in the cold case murder of Orlandito Rosario Maldonado, the 12 year old boy found dumped in a ditch along the Saw Mill River Parkway.  

According to reports, Orlandito Rosario Maldonado was found badly decomposed with parts of his body missed.  There were signs that the 12 year old was brutally raped.  

Phil Gille and Ed Fagan were said to have sex with the young boy hours before he was murdered and may have even been the ones who murdered the young boy.

Phil Gile worked at the grocery store on Linden Street that 12 year old Orlandito Rosario Rosario would delivery groceries from 

The grocery store was in the Nodine Hill Section on the corner of Linden and Elm Street the old A&P.

Mr. Gille, and Mr. Fagan have engaged in weekend long orgies at a house in the Hamptons controlled by Mr. Gille.

One of Gille’s young boy lovers named Omar Rueda was charged with assault.  According to sources, young Omar told Mr. Gille that unless he helped him and made the matter go away, he would expose and tell authorities about Mr. Gille’s rape, abuse, and molestation of himself and other young boys. 

Mr. Gille then allegedly retained Pauline Galvin, a politically connected attorney with ties to disgraced former State Senator Nick Spano who was recently release from prison on tax evasion charges.  

Mr. Gille was in court front and center for each and every court appearance to ensure that his lover boy Omar didn’t squeal about those the bedroom secrets the two shared.

In the 1990’s former District Attorney Jeanine Pirro was investigating Mr. Gille about his pedophilia activities.  Ms. Pirro interviewed one young man named Michael Tomanelli about Mr. Gille’s pedophilia activities.  

Mr. Tomanelli kept his mouth shut and as a result, was rewarded with a job in the Westchester Park’s Department where he is still employed today.  

How much more will taxpayers continue to pay because of Mr. Astorino's Patronage Machines funding of Mr. Gille’s pedophilia activities? 

In August of 2012 Mr. Gille’s Westchester County issued car was stolen by one of his young male lovers. 

Mr. Gille quickly reported the theft to County Executive Rob Astorino. 

Mr. Astorino was frustrated at Mr. Gille’s negligence and potential to embarrass him and his administration, 

Mr. Gille was assured Mr. Astorino that the incident would be covered and made to look as if it never occurred. 

If the public became aware of Mr. Gille’s activity it would be damaging for Mr. Astorino and his administration.

Mr. Astorino then sent detectives from the Westchester County Police to Mr. Gille’s residence at 21 Fairfield Place in Yonkers, NY.

The detectives reported to Mr. Astorino that when they arrived at the residence and rang the doorbell, they were greeted by a 15 year boy, dressed in only a tank top and underwear.  

The detectives further reported to Mr. Astorino that the 15 year boy told them that he was an acquaintance of Mr. Gille’s and that they just returned from shopping and having dinner.  

Lastly, the detectives reported to Mr. Astorino that when they tried to get further information regarding the minor, the minor told the detectives to ask Mr. Gille about the extent of their relationship.  

According to sources, Mr. Gille and the minor are sexually involved, and have been for some time now. Mr. Gille has also hired numerous of his “boy toys” to various positions in the Department of Social Services, with Mr. Astorino's approval.

The more people get to know about Rob the less they like him, and they realize that he has a serious lack of integrity.

The Truth is Rob Astorino couldn’t even carry his own County of Westchester in his failed race for Governor. 

That spells doom and gloom to come for him. What an embarrassment?  

Mr.Astorino lost 55-42% in his home county only a year after being re-elected? 

Mr. Astorino is no longer secure as County Executive after taking a beating like that. 

It is time to clean out and get Rob Astorino’s election cronies off the Department of Social services payroll. 

Rob Astorino is fully aware of Gille’s conduct and his pedophilia hobby.  

Mr. Gille is a known pedophile and has shown his employees and co-workers pictures of little boys dressed in bondage outfits that he had in his phone.

As reported above Mr. Gille was questioned in the 1999 murder investigation of a 12 year Yonkers boy that was sexually abused. Robert De Rosario was charged with the murder of the 12 year boy and when investigators seized Mr. De Rosario’s computer they found evidence of an underground ring that was abusing little boys.  

Mr. Gille name was part of this ring.  

Mr. Gille wasn’t charged because of his connections to Jeannine Pirro who at that time was the District Attorney and a fellow Republican 

Here Is The New York Times Story About The Pedophile Ring: 
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Michael Sam Stepping Away from Football

One week after making his debut for the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, Michael Sam announced that he's leaving the team. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL, writes on Twitter, "The last 12 months have been very difficult for me, to the point where I became concerned with my mental health. Because of this I am going to step away from the game at this time."
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No-Fly List Uses 'Predictive Assessments' Not Evidence

The Obama administration's no-fly lists and broader watchlisting system is based on predicting crimes rather than relying on records of demonstrated offenses, the government has been forced to admit in court. In a little-noticed filing before an Oregon federal judge, the Justice Department and the FBI conceded that stopping U.S. and other citizens from travelling on airplanes is a matter of "predictive assessments about potential threats," the government asserted in May. 

"By its very nature, identifying individuals who 'may be a threat to civil aviation or national security' is a predictive judgment intended to prevent future acts of terrorism in an uncertain context," Justice Department officials Benjamin C. Mizer and Anthony J. Coppolino told the court on 28 May. 

In April 2014, five people, all of whom are Muslim, claimed that they were suddenly forbidden from flying after declining FBI pressure to become informants or in order to place pressure upon them to do so. Informants, along with social media postings, have become a driving factor in the FBI's uptick in arrests of people suspected of ties to al-Qaida and the Islamic State.

In July 2014, the Intercept published an internal watchlisting guidance indicating that nominations to government watchlists were growing, with few rejections. Social media posts were among acceptable criteria, and acquittals in court did not necessarily lead to removals from the list, the Intercept's document showed.

"The government is depriving innocent people like our clients of their constitutionally protected liberties without providing a fair process for them to challenge the blacklisting and clear their names," [ACLU attorney Hina] Shamsi said.

The Obama administration's no-fly lists and broader watchlisting system is based on predicting crimes rather than relying on records of demonstrated offenses, the government has been forced to admit in court.

"The government is depriving innocent people like our clients of their constitutionally protected liberties without providing a fair process for them to challenge the blacklisting and clear their names," the ACLU's Shamsi said.

LOL...."predictive assessment"

Interesting euphemism for "profiling"

I want to disagree with the government's actions here but it would the highest treason
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Lightning Strikes 44 Army Rangers in Florida

Lightning struck 44 Army Rangers in Florida this week, sending 17 to the hospital. The incident occurred near Eglin Air Force Base in Pensacola when the Rangers were training on how to avoid being injured by lightning. Eleven people -- nine soldiers and two instructors -- remain hospitalized. Lightning kills an average of 32 people a year in the U.S. and fatalities occur most often in Florida. Ben Brumfield of CNN reports, "In the hottest spots in South Florida, lightning strikes up to 75 times more often than on the opposite corner of the country."
When lightning struck 44 Army Rangers this week in Florida, leaving 11 in the hospital, jaws must have dropped. What are the odds of that? The answer: Very low in most places, but not so, so low in Florida. The rough chance of being bolted by lightning...
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DIRTY DEALS DONE DIRT CHEAP: Asotorino Gets Donations From A No Bid Company Sued In Westchester Inmate Death 

It Is Just A Coincidence That A Poor Preforming No Bid Company Gets A Contract Extension From Rob Astorino

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is renewing its contract with a Tennesee-based company that has been repeatedly sued by inmates dozens of times since starting work at the jail five years ago, including a multi-million pending wrongful suit by the family of a Westchester County inmate who died in 2013. 

Astorino approved the new three-year, $43.8-million deal with New York Correct Care Solutions Medical Services. 

Astorino hired the company in 2010. No bids were sought at that time. 

More than 40 inmates — most representing themselves — have sued the county and the no bid jail company in federal court since 2010, claiming poor or insufficient medical care. 

One pending lawsuit is by the family of Rashod McNulty, who died at the jail in January 2013.

The 2013 death of the inmate at the county jail after a state report cited the "gross incompetence" of two Astorino sweetheart deal contract nurses who treated the inmate in the hours before he died.

Inmate Death Blamed On Delayed Emergency Care From Astorino's No Bid Sweet heat Deal Jail Contract Company

The state Commission of Correction urged state licensing authorities to investigate the nurses, Paulette Smith and Josh Boggi, for professional misconduct. It found they missed "obvious cardiac symptoms" while treating Rashod McNulty on Jan. 29, 2013, and failed to maintain proper medical records. The Astorino sweetheart deal nurses were criticized for "abandoning a patient in obvious distress" — particularly after Smith suggested McNulty was faking and sent him back into his cell.

"Had McNulty been given appropriate emergency medical care and sent to a hospital in a timely manner, his death may have been prevented," the commission wrote in a report 

The on-call physician, Dr. Raul Ulloa, who prescribed Mylanta and Zantac over the phone, was also criticized.

"Ulloa made a hazardous presumptive diagnosis of abdominal distress on McNulty, a patient presenting with accepted symptoms of acute coronary syndrome, without the benefit of actually examining McNulty or performing requisite diagnostic tests," or sending him to a hospital, the commission found.

McNulty died just after 6 am, more than four hours after he was taken to see a nurse because of chest and stomach pains. Ulloa prescribed the indigestion medication and a brief period of monitoring — but the commission faulted Boggi for taking more than 40 minutes to get him the medication.

Smith cleared him to return to his cell. Before getting there he collapsed in the cellblock. The nurses responded and Smith urged McNulty to "get up and walk" and tried to lift him by the arms. He was described as pale and dazed and could not get up, but responded when a third nurse put smelling salts under his nose.

McNulty got up and sat in the wheelchair, prompting Smith to call that the "oldest trick in corrections" and ordered him back into his cell.

A correction officer found the inmate unconscious and unresponsive at 5 am 

Astorino's sweetheart deal nurses returned and CPR was begun and an automated external defibrillator was brought to the cell. But an ambulance was not called until after 5:10 a.m., and it took a crew dispatched from YONKERS 14 minutes to get to the jail and another nine to get through security and to the cell. 

McNulty was then taken next door to Westchester Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 6:16 a.m.  

In addition to its recommendation that the state Department of Education's Office of Professional Conduct investigate the Astorino's sweetheart deal nurses, the commission urged Astorino's no bid contract company to revamp its emergency sick call procedures.

Astorino's no bid contract company was urged to make sure that nurses know to contact the on-call physician whenever a patient's medical condition deteriorates, to properly document vital signs and to complete assessments before releasing patients from medical observation.

Westchester taxpayers are going to be the ones left paying for Astorino's sweetheart no bid jail contract deal

Astorino sweetheart deal nurse Smith left the company shortly after McNulty's death, and Boggi no longer works at the jail. 

The Astorino sweetheart no bid contract jail company's parent is facing more than 140 lawsuits by inmates across the country.

ASTORINO'S DIRTY DEALS DONE DIRT CHEAP: This Time The County Executive Gets $11,250 

Two one-year options on the original three-year sweetheart no bid deal were exercised. And now when the contract was nearing an end this year, the Astorino was forced by law to take bids from the company he gave a sweet heart deal to and three other companies.

Westchester inmate death company that gave money to Astorino was not the low bidder on the new contract that was forced to be bid out under New York State law.

But ,guess who got the $14.6 million per year contract. 

Another company, Correctional Medical Care, bid $12.3 million per year and Westchester taxpayers will have to pay the difference. 

New York Correct Care Solutions Medical Services., its Tennessee Based parent company Correct Care, and a company executive have contributed $11,250 to Friends of Rob Astorino, the campaign committee of Westchester's county executive, since getting the contract. 

According to state campaign finance records they have made no other political contributions in New York. 

Only Rob "No Bid" Astorino got paid during the five years of the sweetheart no bid deal. 

Timeline of Rashod McNulty's final hours with Astorino's sweat heart no bid jail contract company

2:03 a.m.: McNulty complains of chest and stomach pains. Cellblock guard Kevin Grant arranges for other correction officers to escort him to booking nurse Josh Boggi.

2:37 a.m.: Boggi calls Dr. Raul Ulloa to describe symptoms. Ulloa prescribes Zantac and Mylanta.

2:40 a.m. - 3 a.m.: McNulty taken to old jail clinic to receive medication. Tells nurse Paulette Smith he doesn't want to die. Returned to booking for monitoring.

4 a.m. approx.: Boggi checks with Smith and she approves his return to cell.

4:22 a.m.: McNulty collapses upon returning to cellblock and is unresponsive.

4:25 a.m.: Smith and Boggi respond. Smith sends him back to his cell.

4:30 to 4:55 a.m.: Correction Officer does periodic checks of McNulty; the inmate responds each time but indicates he is in pain

5:00 a.m.: McNulty does not respond to correction officer

5:05 to 5:09 a.m.: Smith returns to cellblock. Begins CPR, requests automated external defibrillator.

5:12 a.m.: 911 called

5:15 a.m.: Empress dispatches ambulance from Yonkers

5:16 a.m.: Boggi gets to cell with AED

5:29 a.m.: Ambulance arrives at jail

5:38 a.m.: First paramedic gets to cell

5:45 a.m.: Another paramedic gets to cell

6:03 a.m.: Ambulance leaves jail with McNulty

6:08 a.m.: Ambulance arrives next door at Westchester Medical Center

6:16 a.m.: McNulty pronounced dead at the hospital.
A federal lawsuit and New York State continue to probe the 2013 death of inmate Rashod McNulty at Westchester County jail
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Poll: Donald Trump Remains in Commanding Lead After Megyn Kelly's Fox News Debate Drama 

Despite a debate in which Fox moderators repeatedly attacked him and three days of hostile press coverage which came after it, Donald Trump remains in a commanding lead in the race for the Republican nomination. 

According to poll, Trump has the support of 23% of Republican voters, with mainstream media favorites Carly Fiorina tied at 8% and Jeb Bush and Scott Walker at 7%. 

Numerous commentators speculated over the weekend that Trump's public spat with Fox News host Megyn Kelly might finally spell the end of his surge in the polls. Top Establishment Republicans openly cheered his apparent downfall only to be shocked by the latest poll.
According to an NBC News Online Poll conducted by SurveyMonkey, Donald Trump is still polling at the top of the GOP pack despite controversy over comments about women.
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