Monday, December 31, 2007

Milford Ends Year With No First Night Celebration

Last year the town of Milford rang in the new year with the "First Night" celebration, one that is repeated throughout many communities. Last years celebration was appropriate for all ages and included arts and crafts, indoor play activities, music food and drink.

The celebration was cancelled this year due to lack of funds, and community involvement and leadership. The town clerk called it quite "sad" but hopes it will be on again next year.

This day I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday, and especially take responsibility for yourself and loved ones and do not "Drink and Drive."

Friday, December 28, 2007

Local Retailers Face Hardship in 2008

The year is coming to a close and the Federal Reserve has indicated there is a good chance of a National Recession. The numbers on the economy continue to disappoint economists with the poorest performing sectors being in Banking and Real Estate. Retailers also saw a disappointing holiday season as they indicated their sales were off.

Locally here in Milford I have noticed a more obvious growth of retail vacancies in plazas like the one here on Cherry Street where half the plaza appears up for lease. Milford has a very large retail base many of it from national chains like the new Lowes, Sears, and large chain stores. Should shoppers continue to curb spending into the the future the dynamic of our retail markets could dramatically change as major retail corporations rethink ways to contain losses and keep their finances on track.

Cramer from "Mad Money" the popular CNBC Cable show said that he is not concerned about all the dismal economic news, he believes that none of it is Germain in the face of Strong employment numbers throughout the country. He has no intention of sounding the "alarm" on the economy but said should the employment numbers rise to high un-employment in addition to the slumping economy, than his entire optimistic opinion will dramatically change to one of serious concern.

The current sentiment is that the economy will continue to slump into 2008, the Fed will continue to take corrective measures, and the dollar may very well continue its decline as the U.S. struggles to maintain control over the health of and continuity of our debt mired nation.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Santa Vs. Jesus.

This year while sending out my Christmas cards I carefully thought to find ones that said "Happy Holidays" as Christmas means different things to different people. We are a culture of diversity celebrating all aspects of tradition across all religions. These include Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and some I cannot even think of.

We try not to be insensitive to others, but in my search for the meaning of the holiday I asked several kids about what it was we celebrate on Christmas and many of them had not a clue. The only thing they had on their minds was Santa, the holiday carols, gifts, and decorations.

Quite sadly in the documentary "Supersize Me" more kids can positively ID Ronald McDonald than Jesus Christ, and of course the clouded meaning of the holiday does not stop there. Those who are vocal about Dec. 25Th being the celebration of the birth of Christ are told to take it out of school, city hall, and in essence to pack up any mangers and put them in the privacy of your own home. Those who are courageous enough to display mangers for public display are closely guarding them, especially after several vandals have damaged mangers at churches.

This year I must ask all of you who celebrate Christmas whose birthday do you think it is?

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

NASA Discovers 10Th Planet

And no, I do not think this was the star Jesus was born under, even though it looks like a cross in the sky.

Eris was just named a little over a year ago, and many scientists prior to its naming have known it as 2003 UB 313. The discovery of this planet was attributed to perturbations in the neighboring planets.

These perturbations, or disruptions in planetary dynamics is what led to the search for the mystery planet also known as planet X during the search phase. This planet may have also been depicted by the ancient Sumerians as Nibiru. For many years Eris has evaded detection because of its elliptical orbit that travels outside the norm of our regular planets. The size of Eris is estimated at 1.27 times the size of Pluto making it a dwarf planet.

While there is some controversy as to the date this planet will be visible it is expected to pass closest to the Sun in the year 2258 completing a 557 year orbit. However this number does not agree with that of the ancient Sumerians and the Aztec's who claim Planet X will pass our Sun as soon as 2012 completing a 3,600 year orbit. For this reason it is entirely possible that Eris is not the same planet mentioned in the ancient tablets.

However, this new planet also has aroused the attention of some in the religious community who have said on numerous videos on the web that Nibiru at its closest point will dramatically impact the Earth. There already may be some strange coincidences going on now, some in particular is the magnetic disruptions at the earths poles, and the accelerated slowing of the Earth's rotation. These could very well lead to extreme cosmic influence over Earthly dynamics resulting in the unbeliavable stories mentioned in the Bible.

At its closest point Eris will look like a "Bright Orange" cross in the sky, (only visible with a telescope) likened to the description's of the "End of Days" written in the bible. How the ancient Sumerians knew of our planetary arrangement in the solar system is yet another astounding mystery to emerge from the Iraqi region. Unfortunately, the U.S. led invasion into Iraq has resulted in the loss of many priceless artifacts belonging to the ancient Sumerians who were the first modern civilization to accurately chart the Solar system.

One last point to mention "Eris" is the greek goddess of "strife" and "discord" perhaps a fitting name for the celestial object that may have been responsible for colliding with our planet earth, hence creating our moon. Also Eris may not be a planet as it has been the subject of the same scientific disagreement as Pluto.

Religious zealots can relax, I gave this my best shot and can firmly conclude that this is not the "death star" mentioned in the bible. It does not even to appear to be the mystery planet mentioned by the Sumerians either.

For any avid planet watchers, hold on to your telescope because Eris will not be visible to the northern hemsiphere until the latter part of 2009. To get details on NASA'a 10th planet see the SPT or South Pole Telescope.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Holidays

This is a sincere holiday wish to all of you that have visited this website and have called me and spoken with me in the past. The Frank Campaign party will be held tomorrow at my home all are welcome to attend please remember to RSVP prior to your arrival. My phone number is (203)247-4357.

This years party is open to all friends, family, and supporters of freedom and liberty, and good healthy holiday fun. To all those who have helped thus far, thanks for your support this past year.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Connecticut Sues To Keep Lights On

TEN Company, a subsidiary of Energy East, also involved with UI in our Devon Power Plant project, is trying to shut off the electric on ten of our government office buildings.

These buildings include important government facilities such as the Legislative Office Building, State Supreme Court, our Armory, our Dept of Environmental protection, and six others.

The reason for the "shut off", according to Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, is because of a pricing dispute. Blumenthal alleges "Fraud," a claim TEN denies, on the part that they are taking advantage of its monopoly on energy. Blumenthal has taken this matter before the court seeking an injunction to halt the shutdown of energy to the affected state office buildings.

Blumenthal decried to the media "we will not let Connecticut be held hostage by this company." The issue before the court is wether or not the state was fradulently overcharged 14 Million since the early 90's.

Rohback the attorney representing TEN in court offered the entire heating and piping systems up for state purchase. He alleges that the state contract is not that profitable and is willing to put them up for sale.

In lieu of this lawsuit the TEN Cos. prefer not to do business with the state and are aiming to withdraw service, or render it to another provider.

My personal opinion to bring this home, goes along with what I said in earlier posts about the greed, and antics of corporate energy in CT. I would much prefer choice and free enterprise when it comes to energy, but unfortunately we have a monopoly in town. Thankfully, that is changing if anyone would like to see emerging energy alternatives click This Link.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Joe Liberman Endorses John McCain

This endorsement was no surprise to me, it is about what I expected from Joe Lieberman once a Democrat, and now a party flip flop. Many people in my circles have argued that any 2008 Presidential candidate should be aware that Joe has become the "third rail" of politics.

This opinion of mine, has to do with his politics of party betrayal as demonstrated by Joe in the last Senate race where he "back stabbed" his own party when he lost fair and square to Ned Lamont. I also call him the "third rail" because many of my friends who study political science have said that he was Al Gore's biggest mistake, and essentially, his pro-war hawkish stance in that election cost Gore the needed votes to win the Presidency. Joe Lieberman's politics have more in common with CIA counter intelligence mole tactics, than a U.S. Senator.

John McCain is who I expected Joe to endorse, this is because McCain is the only ex-veteran running in 08 that is intent on staying the course in the current Middle East conflict. He is also in support of America's global "military empire" agenda.

His closest "weapon building" supporters here in CT must be proud of his endorsement, as CT has a very large military industrial lobby that stands to reap big profits from protracted wars. Lets not forget that Sikorsky sells WAR helicopters, Electric Boat sells WAR submarines, United Technologies WAR electronics, Hubble sells WAR satellites, and many other big WAR profiteers here in our state. How could they not love "hawkish Joe" and this endorsement of his?

If I may put it in a few short words, it all boils down to WAR, PROFITS, and contempt for what it is you want for America "PEACE." Unfortunately, Joe Lieberman is so pro-war that he would have endorsed "Dracula" if he were on the Presidential ballot. Instead we got our U.S. Senator throw his support to the most militarily aggressive candidate in the Presidential lot, ex-pow and military officer John McCain. Thank you Joe, for once again forgetting you were once a Democrat, and thanks again for throwing more of Ct's votes to the only true Republican peace candidate Ron Paul.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A Message From Me (Rocco J. Frank Jr.)

This is my first webcast this year and contains my rebuttal to Speaker Jim Amann's 2007 Legislative Update that was mailed to everyone in the 118th district. Feel free to link to, and share, my video with whomever you wish. This video is not yet posted to Youtube and may not be because of file size limitations.

Enjoy the video, and feel free to share your comments.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Underdog Ron Paul Raises Est. 6 Million in One Day

Yesterday was the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, a critical point in American history where the ejecting of British tea off ships in Boston Harbor spurred a revolution that set America, (and Americans) free from British tyranny.

In the name of that emblematic event over 100 thousand Ron Paul supporters threw their money to Ron Paul breaking an all time one day record once held by John Kerry. So far, he has a solid 6 plus million processed on his website, and today and over the next few days, payments made by check, e-check, paypal, and cash donations are being counted. It is estimated that the final tally could go as high as 7 million dollars making this dark horse hard to ignore.

The media has largely ignored Ron Paul, and many commentators have expressed their belief that the American people do not want a Libertarian leaning Republican in the White House. This opinion aside, even if he loses the Presidential bid, the energy and message set in motion will be hard to ignore.

All people, especially the young, want a return to the "late great America" not the new post "9/11 America" where we have un-imaginable debt, endless war, endangered entitlement promises, a bubble government, and a steady erosion of our liberty. Ron Paul is emblematic of hope and his revolution and supporters speak that message by inverting the word "love", much in the same way John Lennon did, when speaking about this modern day "revolution."

Friday, December 14, 2007

Tainted Toys For our Tots.

This is an issue that I have been looking at for a while, and it came full force to my attention when our CT Senator Chris Dodd became very agitated and vocal with not only the Chinese who taint our toys with lead but also deliver a sleuth of other unfit for consumption food products.

Dodd is correct that the WTO has rules that allow for consumer protection, but the WTO and China's most favored nation status are all, in my opinion a bunch of globalist malarkey with the true purposes being tariff evasion. The U.S. has been slow to respond, and parents are still largely uninformed about what toys they have, or are currently using, that contain lead.

What is all the fuss about lead, you may have far worse than lead in your mouth right now as dentists have put mercury laced dental amalgam in millions of Americans teeth, you brush with and drink toxic fluoride not to mention what else we do to our brains with Dr. prescribed medications and countless hours holding a microwave cell phone to our heads. But we are now to assume that lead is to be added to the mix?

While I know everything mentioned above is unhealthy for your brain, and instances of neurological disorders, educational deficiencies, and increases in cancer are occurring, never was I insightful enough to see children being poisoned by the toys they play with.

According to wikipedia symptoms of lead poisoning include neurological problems, such as reduced cognitive abilities, or nausea, abdominal pain, irritability, insomnia, metal taste in oral cavity, excess lethargy or hyperactivity, headache and, in extreme cases, seizure and coma. Thank heavens for our Senator for protecting Americans. Show Dodd your support for keeping these unsafe products out of our country.

Anyone who has children this year may want to buy toys that are made in Mexico.




Perhaps our childrens learning disorders, and Americas education problems are linked to these environmental factors that impair their ability to think. In history, never has such a problem become so pervase since the Romans put lead plumbing in their entire city, and in their wine.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Moveon.org Addresses Rosa Delauro

Last Tuesday I received an E-Mail calling for an antiwar rally hosted by Moveon.org. The rally was to be held today in New Haven and directed at Rosa Delauro. There have been few details sent to me thus far about our Congresswoman's response to the rally, however I do plan on doing a follow up ASAP. (My immediate thought is that todays snow storm changed things.)

The nature of this Rally is to stop Pres. Bush from possibly invading Iran to save face in light of the intelligence report that indicates he has known Iran not to be a threat for nearly six months now. If these intelligence reports are in fact the gauge of accuracy we must remember the last intelligence fiasco in Iraq involving bogus threat assessment reports.

While peace is good, and most Americans want peace, we quite strangely ignore the only Presidential candidate who has a solid peace voting record and peace platform (Ron Paul). Instead, CFR'S and hawks like Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton seem to be getting all the voter support, money and attention.

Pardon me, if I offend anyone by saying that the less than reputable intelligence community has marred my and Mr. Bushes view on whether or not to believe any report/s. While no one wants a madman running loose with an atom bomb in the world, let alone America, I can certainly say that this is not one of those things that America can afford to screw up.

For now, I advocate peace with strong border protections and an awesome and unforgettable retaliatory response to any nation that dare tread on us. As for Iran I believe Russia, China, Israel and all its neighbors need to step up to the plate and defend their sovereignty against any would be aggressors or mad men.

Hopefully Rosa Delauro agrees with the Moveon.org crowd and takes any threats to the U.S. before congress (not Bush), so Americans can decide threats as a country for a change.

My thanks to those who stood tall today and acted on behalf of those who could not.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Taxing Citizens on Their Ability to Pay

This is a novel idea that I have, and yet one I believe in strongly, why not tax citizens on their ability to pay rather than confiscate their very land, home, and belongings for the sole purpose of collecting taxes?

To me the most tyrannical laws on the books are those laws that allow for our government to confiscate and tax property. Taxes in America began as "voluntary Compliance" a term that still exists to this day in our IRS tax code. However "Voluntary" is not all that you would expect it to mean.

"Voluntary Compliance" is merely a misuse of the English language as there is nothing voluntary about having the FED's padlock your business, confiscate your home, and peruse through your personal belongings. "Voluntary Compliance" means nothing when local town's place liens against your home, and eventually end up owning it or force you off your land because you are choosing food and medicine ahead of your taxes.

In a great democratic republic no one should be afraid of their government, let alone have that fear cause you stress and harm as you lay in the cold, hungry, and sick. The very thought of of a person having to chose paying the government ahead of their own pursuit of happiness, once an inalienable right written in the constitution, is unjust un-American and inhumane.

There is no greater conviction of mine that our labor is ours, and our land should remain ours and the only true way to maintain our own personal property ahead of the illusion of ownership, is to assign tax debt as exactly that debt. Debt to be paid not out of confiscation, intimidation, or fear tactics, but rather sound collection practices, based on our individual ability to pay such a debt without harm to ourselves.

Today's post is a reminder of the position I stated in my agenda, as to why I oppose any practice that renders or inhibits individual property rights. Quite simply American's should have the most basic rights of food, shelter, and medicine protected without fear of any loss thereof due to tax debt and or poverty.

The only good news for now is that Americans are so poor the FEDS are getting "FED" up with the amount of loot so many battered broke American's have. Read the latest link.

http://www.etaxes.com/seizures.html

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Struggling to Find Worthwhile Charities

The continued benevolence of Masonic programs hosted by the Scottish Rite Masons and my personal fraternity Daytime Lodge no. 144 has been actively seeking charities who work to help others regain a footing on their lives.

Charities under consideration may include, but are not limited to, education, food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, and transitional employment and training programs for the jobless. Our incredibly successful and growing charitable events like the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot and the ComputerFox computer recycling program are a continued approach to offering needy people a hand up, while helping those who live a lifelong dependency in hospitals, or with disabilities an aggregate contribution to aid in their lifelong journey.

So far this year, the combined charitable contributions of the ComputerFox and Masonry has helped raise funds for Earthplace in Westport, the Circle of Care at New Haven Hospital, the gifting of several computers to children whose parents cannot afford one, and sent a truckload of old monitors to less developed nations "For Free."

Our charitable programs now involve apportioning a substantial amount of funds to a wave of new charities in 2008. If you feel, you know or are part of a charity that meets the criteria of lending needy people a "hand up" than contact me at (203) 647-0380 to inquire about an application for funds.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Amann Dream's He is Governor LOL!

The December 6Th edition of the Milford Weekly was quite amusing, as Rep. Amann is featured smirking on the front page and aspiring to become our state Governor. This delusion of grandeur was a shock, especially since I thought his "crush" comment was about as arrogant, grandiose and over the top as he could get.

Some of the locals I spoke with in town, have been chuckling about Mr. Amann's unconventional way's of leadership. Bafoon style leadership that separate him from the masses. I have heard all kinds of stories about Mr. Amann from how he plans on fixing up our Johnathan Law High School to how he started a fire there as a kid.

The amount of diverging opinions about our overzealous, and yet very generous (with your CT tax dollars) leader is almost too much to think about. While the last election for mayor was somewhat of a political carnival, with guest appearances from Joe Lieberman, Ned Lamont, and a host of hypocritical endorsements I certainly promise not to subject the already disenfranchised voters of the 118th with anymore carnival like political theatrics.

Mr. Amann having run unopposed in the last election has not even a clue what people think of him. It has been four long years since his last contested election, and I imagine that the sprawling growth of Milford combined with its aggregate cyclical turnover has left him quite exposed to a new breed of voters.

If these voters are likened to the ones I read about on the web, Mr. Amann may be in for an upset come the 2008 election. I can can imagine nothing more embarrassing than to announce you will "crush" any "idiot" who runs against you, then announce your bid for Governor and lose your election to a Computer Repairman who recently arrived to Milford from Westport.

Mr. Amann if you are reading this, than you must know how my loss for words must amuse you. Should that smirk I always see on your face be indicative of your signature as our representative, than I look forward to 2008 where I can seriously bring to the table my Independent non partisan leadership. Smirk free leadership that will address our community problems free from the grandiosity, tyrannical remarks and delusions of grandeur.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941

Today is Pearl Harbor Day, the day Japanese staged and executed an early morning surprise submarine and air strike against our Pacific fleet docked in Hawaii. After the attack 2,350 American civilians and soldiers were killed with another 1,178 injured. Twentyone U.S. ships were damaged with the U.S. Arizona blown apart.

Franklin Delano Rosevelt called December 7, 1941 a "a day that will live in infamy" and so it has as today I remember in my blog the living and deceased heroes of that horrible and tradgic day. May we all take pause and a moment of silence for all those lives lost not only in Hawaii but throughout Europe in WW2.

This day should also be scrutinized, as to the actions of FDR because many are of the opinion that Pearl Harbor was no surprise at all. There have been long standing assertions that the only surprise was that our military was completely and utterly unprepared. All the warnings were there, the video shared below is an excerpt from the History Channel and should give us all anough proof that Americans need to continue to remain distrusting of the motivations of our leaders who often do not respect the lives of the people they represent.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Pentagon Patents May Contain The Solution To U.S. Oil Crisis

Whenever I hear mention of my agenda's UFO comment, it makes me laugh. It is a reminder of the "selective reception", and "selective perception" of some folks in the general public who think I am talking about reptilian creatures from Mars.

In my extensive agenda there is a one line mention that I am an avid supporter of the "Freedom of Information Act." even if that includes "outlandish things" like UFO's or Unidentified Flying objects, not "Martians or Aliens from space."

This is a position I took after learning about John F. Kennedy and his concern over political secrecy. JFK said that in order for a government to be trustworthy it needs to be "Transparent" and that "Secrecy is repugnant in a free society." This was also repeated by Eisenhower, and numerous other elected officials. Jimmy Carter also had a position and a belief on the subject of political secrecy.

Although my opinion is not exactly the same, I am against almost all secrecy in government. I am also a Mason of which is a secret society but unlike our government it is a open fraternity of which anyone can join. But I assure the general public that there is more concern to be had with the Secrecy of government agencies like the Federal Reserve System's monetary policy impacting our dollar value and our towns purchasing power.

This secrecy thing is nothing new, The Freedom of Information Act has revealed the truth about many important issues like Vietnam and the Gulf of Tonkin, The USS Liberty, The Atom Bomb, Human experimentation, etc.. etc..

I believe that if our government has technology that could end the global energy problem, or help stop global warming, than by all means they owe it to us by now. Even if that means calling on Skunkworks do develop a commercial application of a military energy patent.

For all you folks that may not know what this technology is, should remember that the SR71, and the F117 were both government UFO's until they decided to let us in on their secret. The same goes with the jet engine that has transformed global transportation.

I am of the opinion, that when these technologies are compared to what is buried in the Pentagons secret patent vaults, one will discover projects like the F117 are nothing more than emblematic "Tinker Toys" for our amusement.

I believe the government is suppressing technology and patents that could help with our energy independence, and for this reason alone I believe investigation, exposure and hopefully discovery will force debate on energy alternatives and fair patent laws that free us from the bondage of oil.

The craft depicted above was spotted thousands of times and is rumored (on the web) as being a government craft called the TR3B. The detail of this craft are unknown but countless photos attest to its existence as possibly a U.S. technology hopefully to be revealed soon.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

America's Antiwar Reporters Dismissed and Deceased

Recently I have been learning that America's top antiwar reporters have been under fire for criticizing the pro-war policies of the Bush administration. There are four reporters that I have questions about and each will be explained below.

The first target of the corporate controlled media empire is Dan Rather. Dan Rather is a veteran reporter who has been on the television since I was a young Kid. His voice and opinion has been heard around the world, and Dan has made himself a household name with many baby boomers who have come to know him.Sadly Dan Rather was dismissed from CBS when he discovered the Bush administration forged documents in the Kilian story. The issue would not go away, but Dan Rather was eventually dismissed and the Killian case is now the subject of a 70 Million Dollar Lawsuit between CBS and Dan Rather. Dan still does do reporting but he has been moved into virtual obscurity and away from the main stream media.

The next media giant now silenced and gagged is Phil Donahue. Phil had his very popular television show on MSNBC that was cancelled. According to wikipedia "MSNBC cancelled the show, citing low viewership. Despite the reasons given by MSNBC, AllYourTV.com reported it had received a copy of an internal NBC memo that mentioned that Donahue had to be fired because he would be a "difficult public face for NBC in a time of war"

The third media giant to be eviscerated from the airways is Peter Jennings. According to Wikipedia, "his coverage was not without controversy though. After conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh blasted Jennings for supposedly denigrating President George W. Bush on-air during September 11." Rush later apologized and retracted his remarks, but the fact remains that Peter Jennings died at the age of 67 from lung cancer. Many of his closest supporters believe that his death was suspicious in lieu of his anti Bush comments. However, no connection or proof has ever been presented that any foul play occurred.

One last person to add to this list is Gulf war 1 correspondent Peter Arnett who was also fired in lieu of his war stance and allegations of using untrue anti-war reporting information that did not jive with the "climate of fear" that many reporters at big news agencies feared. According to wikipedia "when Arnett's remarks sparked a "firestorm of protest", NBC initially defended him, saying he had given the interview as a professional courtesy and that his remarks were "analytical in nature". A day later, though, NBC, MSNBC and National Geographic all severed their relationships with Arnett."

This post today is intended to get your attention as to a possible pattern, and I respectfully ask all of the readers of this post to empower yourself and embed these reporters faces and stories into your lives regardless of opinion. Should there ever be any question of free speech in America these brave reporters are the front line casualties of the "information war."

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Amann's 2007 Legislative Update

Today, in my mailbox arrived the Jim Amann 2007 legislative update. This was a very exciting document to read because for certain I expected to read about all the wonderful things that Jim had in store for us here in Milford.

Eagerly I read the entire document from cover to cover and at first glance I saw all these wonderful things that Jim touted about. They all sounded absolutely wonderful until I came to think how much of Jim's hard work in 2007 has made my life and the life of the CT people I know any better. But the bigger question remains how well has Jim addressed the issues of Milford's residents, the issues that were so passionately debated in the last election for mayor?

If we are to use that standard than absolutely nothing in his 2007 legislative update has any bearing on your life. He has not addressed the state law resulting in unfair property assessments, he has not touched the issue pertaining to your outrageous electric bill, he has not mentioned a word about Broadwater, a massive Liquefied natural gas facility underway off our coast. Jim did not address the 14.5 billion state debt crisis, nor did he touch on crime and early parole of violent felons due to prison construction and overcrowding. Jim has not addressed state tax burdens, or our state energy conservation in lieu of the "peak Oil" crisis, and most disconcerting he has not mentioned a word about why a massive carcinogenic mercury polluting power plant is reopening in the heart of our district. A plant that is using a brand new power grid the taxpayers built with no remittance of a savings to us.

So how did Jim represent us? To begin lets address each point in his legislative update and see how any of this helps you or your family.

Point 1: Keeping Our Kids Safe, Megan's Law, Jessica's Law. I would of voted in favor of these laws but certainly I would not tout it as an accomplishment to my district. These laws are aimed at so few predators that it is of little concern to the main issues mentioned above in our district. Most everyone in Milford is a law abiding citizen, and I pray we never have the problems of Bridgeport, New Haven or Big cities in America.

Point 2: Improvements to Husky Health care. Point one is pay more money out to Dr.'s and hospitals. (I suppose Jim feels they charge too little.) Point 2 is newborn enrollment for the first 4 months of life. Point 3 is an outreach program to find more qualified residents. (How is this is going to be funded is my main question.)

But to recap the challenges facing Husky, Jim failed to address the big issues, first the Federal Wellcare raid in Fla. has put a major portion of the Husky program at risk, and sent Gov. Rell scrambling for solutions, but more importantly the Bush administration has been cutting money to the SCHIP program that includes Husky. Looks like Jim did manage to expand a financially troubled program without being able to first procure the lost federal funds, let alone the additional funds his touted expansion will require. As the funds dry up faster, expect Dr's. to avoid Husky a like a "midnight drunk" making any SCHIP card holders have a more unpleasant experience than they already know.

Point 3: Teachers Retirement: Bonds were used to honor a contract that was due the teachers in the first place. (I assume that this problem resulted from financially misplaced Lottery proceeds that he has not mentioned.) Quite sadly this mistake now marks 25 years of your children's future debt, but Amann touts a savings of 2.8 Billion! Make no mistake here, this is not an achievement but rather a case of "pay up" or "get sued."

More curious, what is the actual amount due if this 2.6 billion is just the savings? To begin on this point I will say again that absolutely CT needs to honor its contracts to teachers, but a 2.8 Billion dollar savings just sounds like "Voodoo Economics to me." That translates to $100,000 per each retired teacher. That is just the underfunded savings part for 28,040 retired teachers in this state. This does not add up, unless the cost of retiring a teacher in CT is upward of $1,000,000.00 per teacher. In that case the underfunded pension and mismanaged lottery money should be the least of Amann's concerns.

Point 4: Investments for Milford: This part is just aggregate to what I said earlier about Jim and his less than sincere use of appropriations. My previous post (highlighted) deals with this issue very eloquently, and to see yet another person brandishing a giant state welfare check just proves the Robin Hood mentality of our Speaker who buys your vote with other peoples tax money. See my previous post: Amann and Welfare Bonding One other point not mentioned in Jim's Money for Milford section is his $140,000.00 check to St. Mary's Catholic School. I guess churches being exempt from property taxes is not enough, Jim has to give our state tax dollars to fund controversy engaging those who believe in a separation of Church and State. Meanwhile CT, cannot meet its own legal obligations ordered by a Supreme Court judge in the Sheff v. Oneill legal loss.

Point 5: Devon Revitalization: This project has been a long ongoing project, it has the potential of being really good if handled properly, however the Devon revitalization committee is comprised of religious clergy and politicos, not a single architect, designer or engineer yet this panel continues to tout "smart growth." "Smart Growth" is an idea originated by architect "Peter Caltrope" in the 1970's that has become quite controversial. Some communities have rejected "Smart Growth" with the opinion that it has turned into an ideological cult movement aimed at circumventing the zoning and planning laws. Laws we are all forced to follow while municipalities enjoy more freedom and in some cases broadened powers of eminent domain.

I believe that Amann or any politician for that matter is not qualified or educated enough to be on a panel that is responsible for urban planning and design. He is neither an Architect nor an engineer but rather an ideological politician who endorsed a candidate Kerry Rowland who called the Devon revitalization a "Waste," further demonstrating his marred judgement. The 7 plus million in my view is mis-prioritized. One point in particular is $3,000,000.00 to expand our local government complex of which I respectfully object to, as I believe in shrinking government and keeping it out of our lives, not making it bigger.

Point 6: Money for Milford Projects: All the same points apply here as in Point 4. This is just more State Welfare at the expense of bonding debt. Essentially it represents your children's future being mortgaged for special interests many of which do not even pay tax. This model is identical to the Federal Debt model of spending without regard to consequence of debt. The USA is 9.5 Trillion in debt and CT 14.5 Billion in debt. This failed at the federal level and will fail even worse at the state level.

Point 7: Hollywood East, this about the only other thing we can agree on, besides honoring a state teachers contract. Hollywood east brings money to local businesses, and develops community pride. This is a small step in the right direction, however, it was not a principal focal point of Milford's Residents during the last Mayoral election. Although, I agree having big screen actors run around our city is exciting, in other ways it can be challenging, as these film crews create traffic jams, close down our streets and offer a modicum of financial relief to local businesses. This will become even more exciting, should Hollywood East actually invest commercially in Devon, of which, to my knowledge, they have not.

In conclusion what is important to note here is that the brochure that has been sent out to you, has missed all of the vital issues that we in town raised during the Kerri, Richetelli mayoral race. His legislative report is more indicative of Mr. Amann's disconnect from the voice of the people he claims to represent. One last major point in particular is the high Cost of energy and his poor choices. To explain, Jim opposed the State's Attorney's advice regarding the "Windfall Profits Tax." Instead he Introduced H.B. 7432 returning UI lost profits, and stopped the Gas tax plan making our gasoline even more expensive.

Jim has sent us all a brochure reminding us of how disconnected he is from our true social needs. While I personally enjoyed all the photos of Jim with our children, I will not be so naive as to think that is somehow representation. Our children deserve more than a proponent of industrial mercury polluters, like UI, who have put us all at risk for grave diseases, more especially children.

Monday, December 3, 2007

A Bad Economy Can Land You In CT's Debtors Prison

While the founders of our great nation abhorred the notion of a debtors prison, special interests from several areas of society pushed legislators hard to draft laws that force you to pay up or go to jail.

While no court in this great state would ever dare to use the term "debtors prison" they instead speak the legalese equivalent of "contempt of court." When it comes to paying up "Contempt of Court" and "Debtors Prison" is essentially the same thing. Both represent an individual going to jail for owing money.

This is particularly of grave concern in a bad economic period, because your loss of a job, decline in business, or failure to sell your home could very easily translate to a criminal act.

At the federal level the top jailers are the IRS and the contemptible failure to pay your income tax, file on time, or not report to the agencies satisfaction. However do not be too concerned about the law, because there is no law even requiring a person to pay an income tax but the IRS is all about collecting. According to several experts on the IRS and Tom Cryer a constitutional attorney "there is no law even requiring a person to pay." However do not tell that to Ed and former CT Citizen Elaine Brown a dentist in NH now in Federal Prison on tax charges. No one is exempt from the tax mafia not even U.S. Congressman James Trafficante who is in prison for not paying the tax.

At the state level we have similar but different circumstances. There is the constant flood of divorced people who get regularly incarcerated for not paying, or not paying enough child support, alimony, or what ever the judge orders in court. The process of having a court threaten you with debtors prison will last as long as your contentious other decides to subjugate you to the draconian logic of the judicial officer brandishing his gavel. Our legislators in Hartford drafted the debtors prison legislation under the belief that this is the only way to get people to pay up.

The harsh choice of having a judicial gavel pointed at you demanding your "money or your freedom" has also got the attention of the credit card companies who want to get in on the collection process. With millions of Americans having negative savings for the first time in history, the risk and exposure to the big banks is growing exponentially. Foreclosures, are the first hardship for homeowners, the next is bank Levy's and liens on anything remaining of value, and the IRS also jumps in to tax you on loan money you saved due to the bank selling your home at a loss. In many cases a bank will try to insulate against these losses by going to court and getting a court order against your bank account/s resulting in you bouncing checks, and missing other payments.

These court orders take no mercy on those who receive them, courts will allow banks to take Veterans checks, Social Security checks, and force the elderly, sick, and poor to lose the only access to the few dollars they have. The Federal poverty level of $14,000 per year has been routinely confiscated to the point where the sick and elderly have been dumped on the street for the benefit of collecting a debt. The panic to collect is spreading to all aspects of society, including our hospitals, who ask us about every asset we own upon signing in, and the brazen new generation of attorneys so eager to represent these big establishments to quell their own financial woes.

The need to collect a debt is something I respect as a business man, as I have several customer debts of my own that I try to collect, but under no circumstance is the money I am owed so important that I could stand to ruin a persons life over a few bucks.

The very nature of a debtors prison is abhorrent to me, and what is most alarming is when people who owe money are not even afforded the protections of living at the Federal poverty level. When a court of law would go so far as to confiscate a persons Social security check, or veterans check to satisfy a corporation I take issue with the lack of protections afforded society.

It is my opinion that the entire idea of "debtors prison" has no place in America, CT, or anywhere where freedom rings. Nor do I believe that a person should be stripped of their ability to afford the basics of food and minimal shelter, because of a bad debt situation. People and corporations should be accountable to their own lending mistakes, and courts ought not be used as collection agencies for special interests and big corporations.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Deadline Approaching to Support our Troops

There are several charities that are accepting Christmas gifts and donations of any sort to be sent to our troops oversea. The postal deadline for having any boxes shipped is this Monday. Thereafter there is no guarantee that your packages will arrive before the holidays.

There are some shipping changes this year that also need to be considered when sending your packages. The main change is that due to security reasons the DOD now requires that your deliveries be addressed to a specific individual. If anyone has any concerns about how to properly label your box then contacting a local VFW will get you the answers you need.

Our local VFW here in Milford can be contacted at (203) 874-9982 and are located at 422 Naugatuck Ave. The VFW also has its own program for supporting our troops overseas during the holidays and anyone taking up community or large donations of goods should contact the VFW to arrange for the proper delivery of those items to our troops.

As a final note I would like to thank all of our troops for their courage and support of each other while fighting on behalf of our country overseas. My heart is with every soldier and contractor who has been separated from their family this holiday season. My family and I pray each day for the safe return of all our soldiers. Happy holidays, and all the best wishes from the entire staff here at the Frank campaign.

Alternate local support group: http://www.give2thetroops.org/

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The 2008 Youtube Presidential Debate

The Youtube Presidential debate last night was something new for me. The videos that were both creative animations, and questions were directed at the Republican candidates who then answered in a 90 second response. Rebuttal was allowed for up to 30 seconds on questions that challenged another contender.

The hot issue of the debate was Rudi Giuliani who was accused of misusing his security detail funds to engage in visits to his Long Island mistress while still married. The hotter and more contentious issue was on immigration where a sparring of words transpired between Romney and Giuliani over immigration.

Guiliani accused Romney of employing illegal immigrants at his mansion, while Romney called Guiliani soft on illegal immigration and went even further accusing Guiliani of making New York a magnet city for illegal immigrants.

Ron Paul the "dark horse" of the debate was given questions that in my opinion were nothing more than outrageous and not Germain to anything more than irrelevant esoteric topics that have not touted the true success of his candidacy.

To sum up this entire debate from my own opinion, I must point out that the majority of debacles were largely left untouched. There were no sufficient answers or questions on our failing health care system, failing economy, Katrina, California fires, and our loss of civil liberties due to the burgeoning threat and fear of terrorism. Most disappointingly not one question addressed a single problem caused by the lack of competent leadership under the present administration who has tripled the size of our government and racked up more debt than any administration in the history of the United States.

What was most disappointing about last nights youtube debate was the unprofessional manner in which Guiliani and Romney were allowed to double talk each other while Anderson Cooper just idly sat by as they both were talking at the same time. The manner in which CNN organized the questions of this debate, probably made, now blacklisted Dan Rather, glad he is out of the news business.

But Dan Rather and a host of his support sites, one in particular called rathergate.com has called the entire Youtube debate B.S. While Dan Rather feels he was the victim of backlash from the Bush Administration, the other great journalist and critic of the post 9/11 era is forever silentPeter Jennings dies of lung cancer.

The tragedy here, is that Anderson Cooper a young Vanderbilt, Grandson to the 2nd wealthiest person on earth and former CIA operative was in charge of our public opinion last night. The whole thing was very upsetting to me. The debate felt more like a CIA mind control event swayed toward the goals and objectives of Americas ruling Oligarchs.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

America Dictatorship or Democratic Republic?

Author Naomi Wolf, has written another book and this one suggests that our great nation is on the abyss of collapse to dictatorship. Perhaps Naomi is just an alarmist but the concern over the U.S. Constitution is a growing aspect of the Presidential arena. To start with here is a few quotes from our political leaders.

Pres. George Bush "The Constitution is just a piece of paper."

Sen. Chris Dodd "You will get your Constitution Back."

Gen. Tommy Franks says "that if the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government."

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul calls himself the "Champion of the US Constitution."

Currently in the post 9/11 world new and powerful transitions of power have gone to the White House. These power shifts, power taken away from the people, are due to the suspension of Habeas Corpus, suspension of the Posse Comitatus Act, Patriot Act 1, Patriot Act 2, Thought Crimes (Bill not yet passed) and many other like bills not mentioned.

Congress and the White House has some of the lowest approval and job ratings in history. This clearly shows the growing discord and dissatisfaction that has been around since the second term of the Bush Administration began. The concept of a revolution however, has been around since 1776. Why Naomi is so alarmed can only be explained in her own words, and yet now I question has America become a Dictatoship with a less powerful underlying Democratic Republic? Or does people power and the Constitution still rule. Let us think more about this and gather our thoughts if nothing else, but I am certain about one thing and that is vigilance starts with our government.

Naomi Wolf who was featured in today's broadcast on the GCN radio networks Alex Jones show, also posted a previously recorded very informative video. This video, obtained from Youtube is shared below for your review and commentary.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

From Global Warming to Weird Science

When I was a young kid I remember lots of snow each and every winter, I remember the snow plows in CT, NY, and NJ all the places that I once lived. As the years passed through my own eyes and the eyes of countless others I watched from season to season the waxing and waning of snow and heat.

Looking back now as an adult with a full 20 years of seasonal memories it is all but indisputable that the snow has done more waning than waxing. Listening to the complaints of the people who once made a lucrative snow plowing income, is an alarming sign that the snow industry here on coastal CT has been decimated.

For decades "Global Warming" and its link to our toxic CO2 auto exhaust has been blamed, and even more to blame our voracious consumption of fossil fuel products to maintain our pampered spoiled American lives. In all fairness lets not forget the last earthly crisis caused by human gas emissions. Much in the same alarmist manner as the CO2 fright fest there was once a scientific CFC panic. During this time we were all confused about aeresol cans as we were told our love of spraying was largely to blame for a giant hole in the ozone layer. That problem is apparently fixed because no one is very concerned enough to talk about it anymore.

However, the science of Global Warming is becoming more Science Fiction than Science Fact, and I attest to the weird science only, not the obvious indisputable warming that is an "open eyed" fact. To clarify this point, countless scientists, and researchers and media watchers have seen the Glaciers melt, have experienced the warmer winters and have noted the strange weather patterns. These are all a new and curious reality about our climate change on earth, the weird science occurs when Al Gore, The English Court, John Coleman, and incredibly Martian Ice is added to the equation.

To explain further, Al Gore (The only non-scientist) receives the Nobel Peace prize for his Global warming documentary "an Inconvenient Truth." Shortly after the British retaliate against his work and file suit calling his movie classroom propaganda. The British court agrees after experts called to testify debunk virtually everything in his entire documentary as factually inaccurate.

To add insult to injury, John Coleman the founder of the Weather Channel goes further and calls Global Warming a "The Greatest Scam in History." With that not enough some rogue thinking scientists decided to look at the ice caps on other planets to see how they were faring free from all our people and pollution. Strangely enough the ice caps on Mars are also retreating.

The absolute chicanery here is why in the world is the Earth warming? Could the Sun be getting hotter? What is the real science? I think some of the most respected and notable experts in America are today more confused than ever. There is always of course the Conspiracy theorists who always manage to think they figured everything out. They lead us to believe that this Global Warming Hoax is to implement a New World Order Tax in the form of a Carbon Tax every person on earth will be forced to pay. This tax, of course, will be used to limit the pollution that is heating Earth as the Weird Scientific data shows to be absolutely inconclusive.

Certainly I will personally say, once again, that I am no scientist or expert in the science of global warming, but I am adamantly against pollution. Ozone pollution is one Co2 problem that is prevalent in Fairfield County CT. Anything that pollutes our air should be a reason to oppose the polluters. My opposition on this issue does not stop at just Co2 pollution, it also extends to chemicals that pollute the air in our homes as well as cigarette smoke.

To summarize my views on Global Warming, we can simply say that I could care less about anything more than achieving clean air and renewable energy save the weird science and its associated tax scheme. I also believe that people in general would also support clean air and less taxes. As far as the bigger picture, it is clear to me that there is still too much confusion with too little science. The only part that matters to me as a potential legislator is all of us breathing easier, and breathing only the emissions of energy independent technologies.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Ron Paul Supporters Arrive to Milford

The first of the pre-presidential primary supporters have arrived to Milford in force. While there have been previous Paul supporter visits during the last Milford Oyster Festival, these folks are now stepping things up and campaigning harder than before.

The Paul support group arrived at the Post Plaza Mall in Milford where they chanted and greeted local Milford Residents in a push for local support. Ron Paul dubbed "The Dark Horse" has been shocking the foundation of political establishments everywhere. His last big shocker was his "Guy Falk" day fundraiser where Paul raised an astonishing 4.2 Million Dollars in one day, and the "Ron Paul Revolution" is not over. On December 16, 2007 the Ron Paulers plan to strike again with a renewed "Boston Tea Party" The purpose of this event is to raise an "earth Shattering" Ten Million Dollars from over 100,000 donors in a single day.

The Milford Locals seen around town are part of the Fairfield and New Haven County Ron Paul Meetup Groups. They are the ones placing signs along the Milford Post Road and organizing at public events. They are also more visible than any other "in town" presidential candidate supporters.

Ron Paul opponents have dubbed these types of exuberant activists as "Paultards," whereas a "Paultard" according to www.paultard.com is a "socially-networked bot-net of mechanical turks who support presidential candidate Ron Paul." Alex Jones of infowars.com and an avid supporter of Ron Paul responded to this allegation by stating that "socially-networked bot-nets" do not donate millions of dollars, nor are they capable of mustering real people who give real money.

Alex also has gone further and purchased a prestigious "zogby poll" where Ron Paul emerged as the clear winner on the issues. Jones does concur however, that Ron Paul does continue to suffer in name recognition due to the lack of established media coverage of him.

Ron Paul According to the Jones Poll is described as follows:

"Candidate A is a 10-term US Congressman from a large Southern state who is an advocate for a smaller government and individual liberty. This candidate believes in strictly following the Constitution and has never voted to raise taxes. He has never voted in favor of the war in Iraq or the Patriot Act, and wants to bring troops home as soon as possible. As a former doctor, this candidate has delivered more than 4,000 babies. One of this candidate's goals is to return America to the gold standard, and he believes that the current monetary policy needs to be drastically overhauled because of the dollar's decline."

With these impressive results from this newest Zogby poll it is just a matter of time before his message becomes more widespread and generally accepted. A Ron Paul Victory would be the greatest challenge to Hillary Clinton and set the groundwork for a unique Libertarian reformation of Government organization and power.

Friday, November 23, 2007

6Th Annual Turkey Trot Race Bigger Than Ever!

The sixth annual Turkey Trot Race hosted by the Scottish Rite Masons and Daytime Lodge No. 144 was held at 8:15 A.M. Thanksgiving Morning 11/22/07. The race began at the Scottish Rite Festival Theater and ended in the same place it began.

The race is a 5K race with with 414 registered runners whose ages varied from 8 years old to 88 years. Rocco J. Frank Jr. is seen here addressing a crowd of 500 runners and spectators at the starting line on Main Street.The race results were documented by Hitekracing.com and the detailed results can be found at: http://www.hitekracing.com/results07/strat1122.htm

Dave Urban, an active mason, competitive runner, and this years race organizer called this years race "the most successful one yet and looks forward to the continued growth and support of all our contributors including Stockbridge Bakeries, who so graciously donated two very popular cheesecakes to be raffled off to the runners."

The event concluded inside the the Scottish Rite Theater where trophies were awarded for First, Second, and Third Place winners in each age category. These categories are also again divided by male and female. One unique trophy offered is the "Middle of the pack award" this trophy is awarded to the male and female who managed to complete the race at the exact 50% mark of all recorded runners.

This years overall top female winner was Christina Senft of Stratford CT. Christina is 23 and she completed the race in 19:42.

The top male winner was Matthew Janczyk of Bristol CT. Matthew who is 19 years old completed the race in 16.31

This 5K race will be scheduled again for next Thanksgiving morning 2008. If anyone wishes to enroll they should contact either Dave Urban, or Rocco J Frank Jr. at (203) 647-0380. Runners can pre-register or register the morning of the race, the cost is expected to remain the same at $35.00 per runner. Registrants only need to report to the Scottish Rite Festival Theater on Main Street in Stratford prior to 8:00 A.M.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a happy holiday this Thanksgiving. I plan to take some time away from writing and as part of winding down I will not be posting anything new until after the weekend. Hopefully all of you are enjoying a a fun filled holiday with lots of family joy and some great food.

Let us all take advantage of our time together to make peace with each other, strengthen our family bonds and renew our friendships.

As an additional reminder tomorrow morning at 7:00 A.M. is the Annual Turkey Day Trot. This is a short race with the proceeds donated to charity. We would love to have you and your family participate in our race. Should you decide to run bring yourself and friends to the Scottish Rite Theater on Main St. in Stratford CT. or call me for directions at (203) 247-4357. Food, Shirts, and trophies awarded.


Photo by Norman Rockwell

Monday, November 19, 2007

Sheff v. O'Neill CT's Being Sued Again

The NAACP has said that the state of Connecticut has been given nearly a decade to desegregate the Hartford School system, and like schools that are racially imbalanced. The imbalances according to experts are largely due to socioeconomic factors of urbanization, industry investment, real estate policy, pay inequity, and the unspoken policy and practice of race evasion by the private sector.

There is no doubt that the NAACP case has merit and Connecticut has been slow to respond. They have been so slow that as of November a sleuth of subpoenas landed our states top brass back in court.

One person in particular questioned by Ralph Urban Esq. the NAACP attorney is Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management Robert Genuario. Genuario is an attorney and state senator from Norwalk CT who was appointed to his post by Gov. Rell. Mr. Genuario was being questioned regarding the progress made by the state of CT in its construction and implementation of 7 magnet schools in the Hartford area.

Secretary Genuario indicated that he participated in meetings to address the legal mandates regarding Sheff v. O'Neill he indicated that the state legislature did not approve as much funding as he hoped but did succeed in getting almost one half of the total requirements put through. He also cited collusion of power between the competing branches of government that made the implementation of the court order an arduous task.

The secretary feels that the main problem with full compliance with the Federal Court Order is the overall cost of implementing it. School construction is very expensive and over half of our state bonding debt, now 14.5 Billion, is tied up in school construction projects. This debt is the equivalent of $15,000.00 for every man, woman, and child in CT and consumes 11 Cents of every tax dollar in interest.

His message to the NAACP is that CT, now having the third highest bonding debt in America, simply cannot afford to rapidly build the schools demanded by the court order. Under the current pressures they are doing the best they can without incurring any additional bonding debt. To do so is to potentially destroy the states credit rating making an already bad financial situation even worse.

This case is still ongoing in Hartford superior court, and as a matter of opinion I can certainly agree that education is a desperate situation not only in CT but everywhere. I spent some time reading up on this issue of race inequity and segregation and have come to the conclusion that this issue is enormous and will require the resources of every school in the state if it is to be fixed.

My personal opinion has always been that the best way to desegregate our schools, and to improve education is to get the support of our major colleges and universities. To cut the cost of education to our state, and improve the resources available to low income inner city students, state, local, and private universities should be encouraged to open their doors to state funding to build and expand their campuses to encourage magnet school integration and resource sharing.

The very merger of High School and college in poor inner cities can potentially present envious opportunities for children who are not currently being properly educated. It will also put experienced educators and business managers in charge of education funding and tax dollar allocation.

The state already spends hundreds of millions doing a job that it has yet to be successful at. My personal belief is, that an inner city high school, for example, located on the campus of Yale University would be praised and supported by the highest and brightest levels of government at all levels, including some of the brightest students in the world at the disposal of teachers. This is just one of my "out of the box" innovative thoughts. While I must admit I am no expert on this issue, it certainly is a worthy proposal and possible solution to a decade old problem.

The question remains however, do the universities want to go into the business of educating younger students with state and local tax dollars. I personally feel that this should be explored.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Rosa DeLauro Tackles Obesity.

Our U.S. Representative in Milford CT and beyond, plans to tackle obesity. On Saturday, November 10Th she introduced legislation entitled (MEAL) or The Menu Education and Labeling Act. The purpose of this bill is to educate consumers of fast food as to nutritional ingredients, these include fat, sugars, sodium, etc. contained in the food we eat.

This is a great piece of legislation and I hope it passes. For one I never really knew how unhealthy fast food can be and to pick on one culprit out of many, I would like to single out McDonald's. This one is one I personally know from eating there myself and also because I saw the "Supersize Me" documentary. If no one has seen "Supersize Me" I highly recommend it as it will enlighten you as to the health effects and nature of cheap fast food.



DeLauro, in introducing this bill does however, appear to be having a change of heart when it comes to the fast food giants. Delauro voted against H.R. 554 or the October 2005 Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act. This was a bill that passed the house with an overwhelming majority. This bill also known as "The Cheeseburger Bill" would have allowed for the fast food giants to be liable for wrongful deaths as a result of their product being abused.

Why the change in heart? I cannot answer this but I can say that her voting record on fast food accountability is now inconsistent. My personal view is that rather than allow for the litigation of these big companies they should share in the high cost to hospitalize the low income people who end up sick because of their products. While I am no scientist, I think it is reasonable to assume that the food served by these establishments is of poor quality and a major contributor to diseases like diabetes.

This bill that DeLauro is introducing is a good bill, it is also a good start but I personally feel it does not go far enough in holding these nutritional culprits nearly as accountable as the they should be. I would be really excited to know that this bill is was followed by a 10% health care tax to assist Husky in treating the uninsured, children and poor elderly.

The reason this food exists is because of the food codex or "Codex Alimentarius" and American's despertion for cheap food. The food codex itself must be changed if we are to protect every American. The video below is a funny cartoon of what types of additives can be placed in food to keep the cheap. The main ones are those that allow the food to have a higher shelf life, or cheap additives and fillers that can be cut with quality ingredients to keep the cost down.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Amann Wants to "Buy Your Vote!"


This is a quote taken from the movie Brewster's Millions, the movie is very apropos in lieu of the billions in bonding. There is one exception however, that the Millions Brewster was squandering was his inheritance, this made the movie rather funny. Amann on the other hand is squandering millions of your and my money, not even money that we have but rather money he has charged to our tax payer "credit cards."


Amann has yet to miss a photo opportunity to hand out a fat check. Just today in the CT Post he is brandishing a big fat check for a catholic school, last month he was charging up the largest boardwalk in CT, and the limelight surrounding his spending spree continues.

Meanwhile he swears on his latest Youtube video that all this money secured through bonding was because of Jody Rell that he has no control over the money issued, and yet he is going from charity to charity handing out money like a "drunken sailor."

Just yesterday, an old timer, and Korean War Veteran from Devon came in to my headquarters and said that there was a time when Milford really benefited from Amann's "liberal" spending approach to government. He, like many others in his circle of friends believe that such an approach is no longer good for Milford or CT.

The true issues of bonding are being neglected, and to take today's CT Post article to heart one must read on about the crisis in our prisons, a crisis that can only be resolved by more bonding debt. This debt however, is already critical due to special pet projects that Amann has so deliberately mis-prioritized to buy your vote. Continued spending leaves CT Citizens at risk for a repeat of horrible crimes commited in Cheshire by early parolees.

Additionally, an increasingly desperate situation is culminating in the next few years because of "Peak Oil," already now being debated by legislators in Hartford and presented on CT T.V. This coming energy crisis is serious, and addressing the problem is urgent. Unattainably high energy prices, are expectet to leave our schools hotter in the summer, colder in the winter, and stress out every tax payer with unconscionably high property taxes in a time of high forclosures. Mr. Amann's "Robin Hood" era will soon come to an end.

Once this occurs, the truth shall prevail about his true popularity when he is unable to use the state credit card to "Buy Your Votes."

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Fed's Confiscate Private Bullion in Indiana.

Liberty Dollar Company Announcement
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Dear Liberty Dollar Supporters:

I sincerely regret to inform you that about 8 this morning a dozen FBI and Secret Service agents raided the Liberty Dollar office in Evansville, Indiana.

For approximately six hours they took all the gold, all the silver, all the platinum, and almost two tons of Ron Paul Dollars that were just delivered last Friday. They also took all the files and computers and froze our bank accounts.

We have no money. We have no products. We have no records to even know what was ordered or what you are owed. We have nothing but the will to push forward and overcome this massive assault on our liberty and our right to have real money as defined by the U.S. Constitution.

We should not be defrauded by the fake government money.

But to make matters worse, all the gold and silver that backs up the paper certificates and digital currency held in the vault at Sunshine Mint has also been confiscated. Even the dies for minting the gold and silver Libertys have been taken.

All this has happened even though Edmond C. Moy, the director of the U.S. Mint, acknowledged in a letter to a U.S. senator that the paper certificates did not violate Section 486 and were not illegal.

But the FBI and Secret Service took all the paper currency too.

The possibility of such action was the reason the Liberty Dollar was designed -- so that the vast majority of the money was in specie form and in the people's hands. Of the $20 million Liberty Dollars, only about a million is in paper or digital form.

I regret that if you are due an order, it may be some time until it will be filled, if ever. It now all depends on our actions.

Everyone who has an unfulfilled order or has digital or paper currency should band together for a class-action suit and demand redemption. We cannot allow the government to steal our money.

Please don't let this happen.

Many of you read the articles quoting the government and Federal Reserve officials saying the Liberty Dollar was legal. You did nothing wrong. You are legally entitled to your property. Let us use this terrible act to band together and further our goal -- to return America to a value-based currency.

Please forward this important alert so everyone who possesses or uses the Liberty Dollar is aware of the situation.

Please go here to sign up for the class action lawsuit and get your property back:

http://www.libertydollar.org/classaction/index.php

Thanks again for your support at this darkest time as the damn government and its dollar sinks to a new low.

Bernard von NotHaus, Monetary Architect
Liberty Dollar
Evansville, Indiana



For Some time now I have adopted the position that CT should issue its own currency as a safety net against the dollar. This video below is yet one more example on how well it would work. This again has also been legally done in New Hampshire, but not insofar as actually being backed by something other than an "Empty Promise" from our Federal Government who insists on oppressing the value of our money through inflation.

This video explains what Liberty Dollar stood for.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sakhalin & Environmentalists challenge "Peak Oil"

The notion of "Peak Oil" may soon be a myth, with the re-emergence of the Russian empire at its helm. While many old timers during the Reagan Gorbachev era thought Russia had gone bankrupt and then into a group of dissenting rogue colonies, may soon be disappointed to know that this could become cold war history.

The Russian oil empire, is growing again, and this time the success of Lukeoil may be pale in comparison. At the farthest reaches of the Russian empire every major corporate giant and their friends are building the largest oil and gas project ever created. This project is so enormous that the Discovery channel has featured it on their "Building the Ultimate" series. Some of the oil exploration rigs can only be built at the largest shipyard on earth of which is located in South Korea.

This construction is currently underway on the economically challenged island of Sakhalin. This area once a struggling fishing and timber based community has now become a international city comprised of five thousand foreigners from the oil and gas exploration and construction industry.

The local, Russian natives, needless to say are not happy with the unwelcome intrusion and have staged several environmental protests including the obstruction of routes and aggravated construction delays and protests. With Global billions in international investment already made, all environmental and ecological concerns are being placated but not tolerated insofar as stopping the completion of this mammoth project. Oil and Gas is expected to begin flowing within the next three years alleviating most peak oil concerns for a while.

If the projected estimates of the attainable gas and oil are correct this project will save the world from the fear of peak oil for the next several decades, and in the process will make Russia the dominant oil superpower in the world. Russia's thirst for oil is still not over, even despite this large discovery, believe it or not they are claiming the North Pole all its oil, Gas, and Minerals, to include valuable gems for themselves.

Without any doubt the debate over who owns the North Pole is now alive and well with every nation on earth doing its bidding. This scenario is an eerie repeat of who owned America after Columbus discovered it in 1492, hopefully Global warming now, making oil exploration more viable, will not lead to a repeat of history where the world is at war over these new found territories and their associated resources.

Should the Sakhalin's oil rich regions stave off peak oil, this should be our cue to to come up with our alternative energy plan, to include a hydrogen based economy. To say that this environmental disaster of a discovery, (and project) without some sort of an alternative energy lesson is without merit, would in fact be a sad future energy agenda.
This dicovery should hopefully help alleviate the energy crisis in the US some time in the future.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A Crude Awakening Oil is expensive.

The price of gasoline has gone up over the weekend and is expected to go a even higher, even though the price per barrel dropped today. My quest to get to the truth about our local oil shock always drives me to research and find answers.

This drive of mine increased when my local gas station at the corner of High St, and the Post Rd. dropped his franchise and became an independent operator. His gas station is now called "USA Fuel" and shortly up the Post Rd. there is yet another patriotic gas station called "Patriot" fuel.

The frenzy to compete on gasoline is causing these gas stations to dump their franchisers with the result of lowering the price per gallon. My first impression was that these gas stations are making a lot of money with the high price of gas, but in reality the price hurts the local station because it reduces demand for the gasoline and most franchises only pay the stations for a fixed profit per gallon.

Wanting to know more I went to the Post mall and bought a documentary called "A Crude Awakening." This was the best thing I ever did in truly understanding the energy and oil situation not only here in Milford but in all of America.

The overall message of the movie is that Americans believed our oil would never run out, that it would be here forever. This is proving to be the biggest mis-perception of the century. Every nation on earth is now copying the great consumptive life we have built for ourselves in America. China, India, and Europe all aspiring for individual ownership of a car, a home, and the countless cheap plastic products we have come to enjoy so much.

There is only one problem, and that is that our oil reserves cannot reasonably sustain the good life we have in America spanned across the globe. The worlds new found thirst for oil is causing all the major oil regions of the earth to peak pressuring more outrageous political pressures and competition for oil.

Every industrial government wants to fuel their energy needs, but the supply of oil is not capable of sustaining the rate of growth that the world economy demands. Oil dubbed as the black devil has been the subject of wars, including most recently the gulf war and Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. According to the "A Crude Awakening" documentary the only place left on earth that has not peaked in its oil production is the "war torn" Middle East.

America has no energy plan should our energy demands begin to wane below our needs. The consequences of not having a cheap source of energy are unthinkable, and too upsetting to even think about. Richard Branson of the Virgin Industries has called this problem "serious" and invested several billions of his own money to start "Virgin Fuel" of which I personally hope he succeeds.

The very embarrassment of the energy crisis has led to our political leaders not being honest, just reassuring the public that everything is under control while they know otherwise. This dire energy situation coupled with politics is akin to you or me making up a lame excuse for why our failure to afford our electric bill resulted in the lights going off. Even though America has not had its lights shut off, it has been served with a "shutoff notice." Unfortunately the 9 Trillion charged to the national credit card is now "maxed out."

Politicians cannot and do not want to campaign with bad news. The people of America are perpetually hopeful that America will remain the greatest nation on earth forever and are diseased with "selective reception" and "selective perception" and as such only lying politicians are getting elected. The sooner America wakes up the sooner we can soften what otherwise may be an abrupt crash caused by global energy competition. One last point to note is that, despite this documentary, the CEO of Exxon Mobil is of the opinion that we have plenty of supply to meet future deamand.

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Who is telling the truth?

Monday, November 12, 2007

Cleaning Up our Environment

The environment has been an issue of mine for quite a while, but with limited local, state and federal resources to actually accomplish such a herculean task I believe it is important to focus on the removal of the most toxic compounds first.

One such compound that is of greatest concern to me and is considered a big problem for the entire Northeast is Mercury in our environment. Being in the Electronics industry, and soon after I learned of the mercury problem I instituted a Computer Recycling program to dispose of computer parts containing Mercury in an Eco-friendly way. But the computer industry is only a small part of the problem.

Coal burning power plants, like the one here in Milford, are also a big problem, because when coal is burned residual mercury contained in the coal itself is actually spewed into the environment through the plants smoke stacks. Energy companies, who also have excessive electric costs also compound the mercury problem by causing a surge in the sales of compact fluorescent bulbs that save energy, but also contain mercury.
Mercury is a major health hazard and is directly connected to a pandemic neurological and brain disorders, that can induce Autism, Muscular Sclerosis, Attention Deficit Disorder, memory loss, and many other devastating diseases. With record sales of compact fluorescent bulbs due to record spikes in electricity mercury in the Northeast needs to be addressed as the number one health hazard to the general public. Signs such as this one in Ohio may become more commonplace if we do not adress this problem right away.

Anyone who has any products containing mercury, including T.V.'s, old thermostats, neon, monitors or compact fluorescent bulbs, should not break them, trash them, or put them in a place where they can come in contact with the ground water. Mercury if ingested, can and does cause neurological damage. Other sources of mercury can be found in dental fillings from years back, but the most recent positive change on the mercury front is that all modern batteries no longer contain mercury after the year 2000.

Today's post is a renewed call to our local legislators that the high cost of electricity is elevating the introduction of mercury in our environment at an alarming rate and a remediation plan needs to addressed immediately for the safety of children who may be at risk of exposure.

Friday, November 9, 2007

H.B. No. 7432 Amann Introduces a Bill Rewarding UI

H.B. No. 7432 Was introduced by My opponent and Speaker of the House Jim Amann. This bill is a Dream Bill for UI our electricity nightmare company now soaking us again and again with rate hikes that defy understanding or explanation. UI's profits soared and our Speaker Amann who also opposed the "windfall Profits Tax" that Blumenthal so passionately wanted to protect Ct's consumers, also voted to soak us again on electricity.

So many of us cut down on our usage of electricity because the rates were so high. Just today my friend at the local gas station was telling me how his wife and children all sleep in one bedroom of their house to battle the unaffordable high cost of electric heat. Do our politicians care? Apparently not because House Bill 7432 punishes you the consumer for conserving electricity. It makes the little electric you do use even more ridiculously expensive by kicking back the lost profits to the Big UI energy company.

How does this outrageous practice work? Well to explain I will quote a note from the house critic of it State Rep. Robert Megna who said "customers of CL&P and UI who are conserving energy will have to pay both the $5 million annual conservation fund bonus and the additional profits section 107 provides. Needless to say" he "voted against the bill."

Representative Megna represents the 97Th district in New Haven he is a member of the Environment, Insurance and Real Estate and General Law Committees."

This is once again another slap in the face by our House Speaker and State Representatives who continues to plunder Milford's residents of their diminishing cash. Of every person I spoke to in Hartford about this bill, no one, not one representative could give me a financially beneficial reason to us the consumer. The fact remains that this bill does not help a single CT resident, it instead punishes us the consumers and rewards UI and CL&P investors with more Wall Street profit.

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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Magnet School is a Great Opportunity for Milford Children


Last night I attended a meeting where John J. Curtis the Director of the Bridgeport Regional Vocational Aquaculture School addressed students from Fairfield and New Haven County. The scope of this meeting was a public open house to discuss the schools programs, and opportunities afforded children of public schools.

Many local schools have information available to students who wish to attend this program as integrated into their regular schooling. The Aqua Culture school will accept any student applying now from 8Th grade on. Information on enrolling your child can be obtained by contacting the school at (203) 337-0168.

The school is located right at Captains Cove in Bridgeport, and is building a very impressive national and international position in educational opportunity. I found the school to be technologically impressive with scores of computers used to teach children Computer Automated design of boats, and related parts. They offer mechanical courses on outboard boat engine repair and service, as well all farming of marine life such as fish and lobsters.

The students also have a full pathology lab where they can study adverse environmental health effects of animals that may have died or got sick from farming or environmental problems. The advanced labs are fully equipped with every type of scientific apparatus a child could need. Some of these include gas, microwave and light spectroscopy devices all of which are used to determine chemical composition of materials.

The school also has a 57 foot yacht to navigate around the Long Island Sound as part of scientific and exploratory adventures. This school provides ECE or early college experiences of which can be used for university credit. The school operates in conjunction with major universities in CT and beyond and has college professors who teach many of the accredited courses. The school also just recieved new grant money to complete a major expansion in the coming years.

This entire experience was a very positive and as such I highly recommend this school to parents who have qualifying children.