Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Glenn Beck Vs. Richard Blumenthal

Blumenthal, our beloved Attorney General and Hamden's own Glenn Beck go head to head in the video below. The subject AIG bonuses, CT Senator Chris Dodd (who wrote the AIG bonus loophole)and the logic of the fiasco. This is a very heated and opinionated debate that promises the invocation of passionate and yet serious issues stemming from CT.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Milford Democrats Bash Richetelli

The Milford Democratic website appears to have more in common with a public "Rant" site targeting our mayor. While in no way to I attest to be for or against Richetelli I do find it odd that the Democrats are so focused on destroying our mayor rather than working with his administration to navigate these trying times.

Their focus appears to be directed at dethroning Richetelli and implementing their own character who undoubtedly will yield similar criticism (as all politicians inevitably do.) It is safe to say that criticism is just a hazard of the job, but be warned that the Democratic party in Milford is deceptive (They never criticize themselves).

Case in point, they have yet to denounce Obama's energy plan that would cause your electric bill to skyrocket. They instead campaigned on the premise that they somehow represent condemnation of UI. The duplicity and double talk became clear when the opportunity came to speak out. The DPUC offered public hearings, Milford's leadership was invited and yet not one single person from our town, besides myself and some members of the Independent party was in attendance.

The point here is not to institute a blame game, call Democrats Communists, and Republicans Fascists but rather allude to the fact that there are way too many stones being thrown in our glass house at the moment. Democrats and their blog need to stop bashing, and begin instituting workable solutions that engage teamwork with our mayor.

These issues certainly can be aired during campaign season when Richetelli is up for election again, but until then their efforts should be directed in using their current elected representatives in town to put their "money where their mouth is" not just point fingers and create the type of animosity that builds the very disdain and division that they do.

This is their website offering the excess accumulation of immature rants against our mayor, whom during his personal crisis they alleged to support. Yet now, in an act of brazen and cowardly hypocrisy "trash" him. Truly distasteful and despicable.


Obama's energy plan calling for electric rates to spike. Most Milford Democrats support Obama's energy plan just ask them.

Friday, March 27, 2009

A Message From "We The People"

To all those traitors and terrorists posing as our "Representatives."

The video, “We The People Stimulus Package,” has over a million views.

Basso is a former award winning news director for NBC TV and visiting professor at UCLA.

He was scheduled to appear on the Jerry Doyle radio show but canceled after Obama had personally invited him to meet in the White House “to discuss the disturbing nature of the videos,” according to WND.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Scholar Dollars

MILFORD - The Junior Woman’s Club of Milford, Inc. this year will offer two $1,000 college scholarships to Milford youths who have shown outstanding civic participation in their community and in school.

The Junior Woman’s Club of Milford, Inc. has dedicated itself to many worthwhile charities, causes, and community events throughout Milford, club officials said. Some of its charities include; Beth-El Shelter for the homeless, Rape Crisis Center of Milford, Literacy Awards, fifth and the sixth grade spelling bee, Adopt-A-Grandparent and The Mercy Learning Center. It is the club's goal to select students who promote itsideals.

Requirements for the award are active civic and community involvement. High academic achievement is not a requirement for the scholarship. Applicants must be Milford residents in their senior year of high school who plan to further their education in the fall.

Applications are available at the guidance offices of Jonathan Law High School, Joseph A. Foran High School, Academy of Our Lady of Mercy Lauralton Hall and the reference desk at the Milford Public Library. The deadline to submit the application is April 15. For an application or information, call Diane Mitchell at 878-4102 or visit the Junior Woman’s Club of Milford Web site at www.milfordjuniors.tripod.com.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Banning Organic Farming & Regulating Home Gardening, HR 875 & S 425

From Ken Adachi
March 13, 2009

Banning Organic Farming & Regulating Home Gardening, HR 875 & S 425 (Mar. 13, 2009)

These bills need to be examined closely and scrutinized by the public. The public must act quickly, as they are attempting to ram these bills through without debate or discussion. The wording in too many provisions of these bills are simply too VAGUE and open the door WIDE for some government bureaucrat on the state of federal level to decide what farmers can or cannot use to grow food, and how that food will be handled--all under the benign guise of "protecting" the public. Where have we heard that before?

The government has NO BUSINESS interfering or attempting to control farming methodologies, or what choices farmers make for seed or fertilizer or any other aspect of farming or distribution. Period.

This bill was introduced in the House last year by Connecticut democrat Rosa L. DeLauro, but it was stalled in committee and went no further. This year, her pals in Big Agriculture got her to front the bill again, but this time they got an additional 29 NWO sell-outs to join her in sponsorship (curiously, the House sponsorship adds up to exactly 30 sell-outs, the same number of silver coins collected by Judas Iscariot when he betrayed Christ to the Romans)

Rosa is big on the government taking control of everything in your life. She worked tirelessly to stump for illegal alien Barry Soetoro to be fraudulently elected president and then jumped right in with both feet to vote for the "stimulus" taxpayer rip-off "package". She now hopes to get universal health care passed this time around as well, since Rockefeller's Chosen Son is now there to front the socialist/communist propaganda party line for him, right along with Billary.

Rosa has a long history of "helping" people. She has worked for and with Illuminated sell-out Christopher Dodd for many years and essentially learned that to snooker the pulbic into accepting communism dressed up as government sponsored legislation, you have to repeatedly drive home the Tavistock-selling buzz words of the "need" for "protection" and "caring" and "concern" for the "disadvantaged" and the "underprivledged" who have been "disenfranchised" from the American Dream and similar stock sound-byte propaganda phrases.

She learned well from Dodd, who you may remember was very passionate on television in selling the 850 billion Wall Street Bailout "package" to the American public with his ardent "concern" that AIG or Fannie May or Freddie MAC, etc. etc., are TOO BIG and TOO IMPORTANT to the 'credit markets' and the " health" of the American economy to be allowed to go under, blah, blah, blah.

Having lived in Connecticut for a time, I know how much of a haven it is for special money interests like the insurance or banking industires, but also for communist ideology which thrive in Illuminated watering holes like Yale University, the home of Skull & Bones, located in Rosa's hometown of New Haven, Connecticut.

Rosa, like her colleagues who sponsored this outrage and affront to the liberty of the American people, sorely needs to face a new challenge in her life; a Recall. Perhaps some interested patriots reading this missive might want to see what's involved in getting one off the ground.

Ken Adachi


HR 875: SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the "Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009"

Full text version pdf of HR 875: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h875ih.txt.pdf


Pay special attention to

* Section 3 which is the definitions portion of the bill-read in it’s entirety.
* section 103, 206 and 207- read in its entirety.

What it Does:

* Legally binds state agriculture departments to enforce federal guidelines effectively taking away the states power to do anything other than being food police for the federal government.
* Effectively criminalizes organic farming, but doesn’t actually use the word 'organic.'
* Affects anyone growing food, even if they are not selling it but consuming it.
* Affects anyone producing meat of any kind including wild game.
* Legislation is so broad based that every aspect of growing or producing food can be made illegal. There are no specifics, which is bizarre considering how long the legislation is.
* Section 103 is almost entirely about the administrative aspect of the legislation. It will allow the appointing of officials from the factory farming corporations and lobbyists and classify them as experts and allow them to determine and interpret the legislation. Who do you think they are going to side with?
* Section 206 defines what will be considered a 'food production facility' and what will be enforced upon all food production facilities. The wording is so broad based that a backyard gardener could be fined and more.
* Section 207 requires that the state’s Agriculture department act as the food police and enforce the federal requirements. This takes away the states power and is in violation of the 10th amendment.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Commission Examines State Agencies

Members of the new Commission on Enhancing Agency Outcomes gathered for the first time Wednesday to begin its five month task of finding ways to streamline state government.

The 15-member panel created last month in the budget mitigation package will attempt to find efficiencies in state government that will reduce the costs and increase access to services.

Sen. Gayle Slossberg, D-Milford, one of the co-chairs of the new commission, said there are so many overlapping functions within state agencies. And Slossberg should know because she’s mapped them all out on the walls of her office.

She said the commission will look to improve cooperation between state agencies and eliminate duplicate functions.

Sen. Michael McLachlan, R-Danbury, said the commission will be examining what’s best for the state, instead of listening to whose barking the loudest.

“There are going to be no sacred cows when people enter this room,” Sen. Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, said.

But the state legislature will be asked to pass a two-year budget before June 3 and if the commission’s report isn’t due until July 1, how is it’s work going to be relevant as the legislature tackles an estimated $8.7 billion budget deficit?

Slossberg said the commission includes the co-chairman of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee along with the Republican ranking members of that committee, so the commission will work on a parallel course with the legislature’s budget writing committee.

Sen. Toni Harp, D-New Haven, who is the co-chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, said if the commission comes up with some good ideas in the next couple of weeks its possible they might make their way into this year’s budget proposal, which is due out during the first week of April. She said since the commission is bipartisan and also includes a member of the governor’s Office of Policy and Management “it may be helpful for budget negotiations as we move forward.”

Harp said the Appropriations Committee is already considering some of Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s proposed consolidations of state agencies and commissions. “Some we may keep and some we may not,” she said.

William Cibes, one of the four members of the commission who is not an elected official, said if the commission is going to be successful the governor has to be involved early on in the process.

C. Stewart (Connecticut News Junkie)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

David Lerner & Apple Reed Hosting Golf Club Seminar

Anyone attending this meeting at the Grassy Hills Country Club in Milford should read the following NASD letter regarding these companies. Please use caution in dealing with David Lerner.

NASD Fines David Lerner Associates $115,000 For Misleading Advertising and Communications With The Public

Washington, DC — NASD today announced that it has fined David Lerner Associates, Inc. (DLA) of Syosset, New York $115,000 for misleading marketing materials - including radio advertising, client seminars and other communications with the public. The firm was also ordered not to conduct any public seminar for 30 days. For six months, the firm must pre-file all sales literature and advertisements with NASD's Advertising Regulation Department at least 10 days prior to their first use.

Also sanctioned in today's action were David Lerner, the firm's President; John Dempsey, the firm's Senior Vice President of Sales, and SSH Securities, Inc., an affiliate of DLA. Lerner and Dempsey are each being fined $25,000. Dempsey is being suspended from serving in a principal or supervisory capacity with any registered firm for 30 days. SSH Securities, Inc. will pay a fine of $10,000 for preparing inaccurate fact sheets distributed by DLA to promote a proprietary family of mutual funds.

"To protect investors, and to help them make the best and most appropriate investment decisions, NASD rules require firms to use accurate, fair and balanced communications when marketing their products and services," said Barry Goldsmith, NASD Executive Vice President and Head of Enforcement. "David Lerner Associates violated those rules by making statements that investors would naturally be expected to rely upon, that were widely disseminated through the media, but which were exaggerated, misleading and unsupported by the facts."

In a September 2004 complaint, NASD charged the firm and David Lerner with using 11 radio advertisements and other communications between May 2001 and May 2003 that contained numerous statements and claims that were misleading, exaggerated or unwarranted. The firm advertised heavily on New York metropolitan area radio stations with 60-second spots that ran several days a week, frequently throughout the day. DLA spent significant amounts of money on radio ads -- $2.3 million during the review period, which represented 71 percent of its total marketing expenditures. As the spokesman for the firm, David Lerner narrated all of the ads.

A recurring theme of the radio advertisements was the concept of "providing returns of 10 percent and more" to "tens of thousands" of customers. For example, one advertisement stated: "For 25 years, we at David Lerner Associates have provided tens of thousands of people with investments that, even in these turbulent times, continue to pay over 10%." Another stated: "We are currently providing returns of 10 percent and more in investments that have nothing to do with the stock market." NASD charged that these and other statements, which the firm could not support, were exaggerated, unwarranted or misleading.

The firm's advertisements also suggested that individuals who invested with DLA would retain the value of their assets regardless of market conditions, or would regain prior losses sustained in the stock market downturn in 2000. For instance, one advertisement stated, "While past performance can never be a guarantee of future results, we at David Lerner Associates are proud and pleased that for 26 years, tens of thousands of our investors have been receiving high income and solid returns regardless of whether interest rates or the stock market went up or down." Another advertisement stated, "By counseling them to select value-oriented investments, our clients have not only weathered the financial storm, they have actually seen their income grow and their assets more than hold their value." NASD alleged that these and other statements were exaggerated or misleading and were improperly promissory.

Like radio advertising, investment seminars were also important to the firm's marketing efforts. During the relevant period, the firm conducted approximately 70 to 80 seminars for the public, with Lerner appearing as the principal speaker at each seminar. As with the radio ads, the firm did not have factual support for many of the claims and also failed to disclose material information.

Finally, SSH Securities prepared and DLA distributed fact sheets concerning DLA's proprietary Spirit of America mutual funds, which NASD charged contained inaccurate information. NASD charged Dempsey, the principal of DLA responsible for approving advertisements, with failing to discharge his supervisory responsibilities.

Without admitting or denying the allegations, the firms and individuals consented to NASD's findings of advertising and supervisory failures and agreed to the imposed sanctions.

Investors can obtain more information about, and the disciplinary record of, any NASD-registered broker or brokerage firm by using NASD's BrokerCheck. NASD makes BrokerCheck available at no charge to the public. In 2004, members of the public used this service to conduct more than 3.8 million searches for existing brokers or firms and requested more than 190,000 reports in cases where disclosable information existed on a broker or firm. Investors can link directly to BrokerCheck at www.nasdbrokercheck.com. Investors can also access this service by calling (800) 289-9999.

NASD is the leading private-sector provider of financial regulatory services, dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation and complementary compliance and technology-based services. NASD touches virtually every aspect of the securities business - from registering and educating all industry participants, to examining securities firms, enforcing both NASD rules and the federal securities laws, and administering the largest dispute resolution forum for investors and member firms. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.nasd.com

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Protestors, More Irate Than Usual

The economic downturn and pandemic corruption throughout Connecticut is causing a stir around the state this month. In the last few weeks several protests have taken place at the State Capitol in Hartford.

The most recent protests include the Acorn protest over the foreclosure of properties belonging to the elderly, veterans, and our states poor and unemployed. A nursing protest took place over the states budget cutbacks and the church led an angry mob to Hartford protesting the latest news of a bill that would strip churches of its financial authority, a measure they call revenge for their position opposing gay marriage in CT.

Locally in Milford our school media aides led a protest over the budgetary decision to eliminate several of their jobs, and parents, teachers and taxpayers have been in constant conflict over the ever-increasing school budget.

Meanwhile disenfranchised voters and progressive thinkers have formed a third party in Milford that has drawn thirty plus individuals from both parties (and all walks of life.) This party has threatened the local balance of power enjoyed by Republicans and Democrats and will yield an impressive status of deciding which party wins an election. Independent Conservative candidates could potentially sink Republican races, and Independent Liberal candidates could also sink Democratic races.

Many citizens are coming to an epiphany, finding the economic climate, and its effects on government enlightening and humbling as more and more people begin to realize how much we depend on the government for just about everything. The largest employer in Milford is the city itself, and the state of Connecticut and the Federal Government also fear that despite the economic downturn layoffs of government jobs will accelerate the economic downturn and stir more social unrest.

Many economic experts have predicted a "summer of rage" in America and as it stands Connecticut is off to a good start. But to cap this story off with something to be proud of, Connecticut is ranked highest in the nation as a provider to the poor and homeless, this record is largely thanks to the states churches (under attack) and the associated state grants rendered to them.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Baxter Pharmaceutical Claimed they accidently released live H5N1 bird flu in human Flu vaccines. This error, criticized as impossible by world medical experts, is now a serious and grave risk to people everywhere.

The virus was introduced in a manner that renders it capabable of not only infecting people, but potentially mutating into an airborne form that can be transmitted to others the same way the seasonal flu does.

This error was discovered by a Baxter subcontractor who conducted tests of the vaccine on live animals who all died. After this discovery he notified his superiors, who discovered the live H5N1 virus in the vaccine. The story then made it to the highest levels of the pharmaceudical industry, and eventually made the press.

This is a potentially fatal issue, please do your research on how to best be prepared in the event of an outbreak. Former President Bush has warned Americans on numerous occassions that the propensity for such an outbreak is real. Please refer to the following LINK for more information.

As a final note it is also important to mention that Baxter manufactures the Bird Flu Vaccine (Celvapan), a worldwide outbreak, of the Avian Flu would translate to Billions of dollars in profit for the Baxter Corp.

Interesting Article

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Kennedy Knighting: Dodd Laughs at Constitution

I attended the Health Care Forum down at the Coast Guard Academy today. Overall it was about what I expected, much hot gas was released but no cogent ideas were formed.

While I didn’t get the opportunity to unleash my health question trifecta on Dodd during the forum I did catch up with him afterward. I asked Mr. Dodd when Congress authorized Senator Kennedy to receive his honorary knighthood from England. He honestly enough told me that no such authorization came out of congress. When I then informed him that Senator Kennedy is in violation of Article I section 9 of the Constitution and asked when the Senate intended to remove Kennedy he had only laughter.

It is clear that Senator Dodd has no interest in upholding his own oath to defend the Constitution in response to Senator Kennedy’s violation of his oath of office and the Constitution.

It is obvious that we need to get rid of this clown because he has no intention of ever doing what he was elected to do, uphold the constitution.

From Article I Section 9:

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign State.

Here is the audio/video:

Contributed Story

Thursday, March 5, 2009

"Keep The Change You Filthy Animals" Exposing Bank Of America.

With all the uncertainty in today's economy, I decided I needed a lower risk investment. So, I went with a traditional savings account at Bank of America. The interest rate is less than 1 percent but I figured that was better than losing 50% in the stock market. The sales rep in my local BOA branch convinced me to sign up for their "keep the change" program. She also threw in what is called "overdraft protection." I figured I was covered against all their fees, since I had several thousand dollars available in savings and never purchased anything more than a couple hundred dollars with my debit card. Boy was I wrong.

For those of you who don't know, the BOA "Keep the Change" with "Overdraft Protection" program rounds up all your debit card purchases to the nearest dollar and places that "change" into your savings account. So, if you purchase something at Dunkin Donuts for lets say $5.32, BOA will charge your checking account $6.00 and send the $0.68 from checking to your savings account. And if you exceed the available funds in checking, BOA will transfer $100 from savings back to checking, ie "overdraft protection." Sound pretty worry free doesn't it?

However, what they don't tell you when you give them your money is that there is a $10 fee for everytime they "protect" you from overdrafts. That is a 10% service fee on YOUR $100 that they take from YOUR Savings account and put into YOUR checking account. Its a computer program that plays with your money and than charges you fees. The best part is that the only reason you might need money transfered back from savings back into checking is because of their "Keep the Change" program, which could leave your checking account less than $1.00 overdrawn.


Other Fees I was charged:
1.) Excessive ATM Use Fee. Using the ATM more than 3 times in one month. Yes, to access my money in a BOA account, at a BOA ATM, I was charged $3.00 for each ATM withdrawal after the third one in a calender month, regardless of the dollar amount. However, in their own terms, I have unlimited ATM withdrawals if my balance exceeds $2,500, which it did the entire month, with the exception of 1 day. When I called to complain, I was basically told that there was nothing they could do.

2.) Monthly Maintenance Fee. If you are wondering why I just refrained from signing up for the "Keep the Change" program, which I describe above. Believe me, I tried. However, if you have a savings account with BOA and you do not participate in the program, you are charged a $3.00 monthly maintenance fee, every month, regardless of account activity.

3.) Using a non-BOA ATM. We are all familiar with this one. I made this mistake and paid upwards of $10 by the time BOA and the bank whose ATM I made the mistake of using was done with me.

My advice . . . Tell those filthy animals at BOA to keep their "Keep the Change" program.
Since fees far exceed the interest gained by keeping your money in a bank, just start keeping your money at home in a safe. There is no interest but there are no fees, what you put in it will be there until you take it out. To pay your bills, pay cash in person, or just keep the minimum you need in a checking account to pay your bills or simply use money orders from the post office. Forget these banks and their predatory fees. Life is better without fees, electronic funds transfers, and the other nonsense that we think makes life easier.

Record Snowfalls Bust Budgets

Many cities in Connecticut were already hoping global warming was going to save them from the high costs of snow removal. Some cities budgeted for about 7-10 snow storms and with that number smashed to 12 this year funds are coming up short and creative accounting is taking place.

A large scale snow storm could cost as much as One Million dollars an inch to remove, and if the snow has to be cleared outside regular hours, meaning into the early morning pay rates for many city employees could rack up fast as they collect overtime, double time, and report lots of hours.

The toll on local budgets is still being added and some cities are issuing municipal bonds. We know that Milford will be impacted somewhere in its bottom line and the final figures will be posted when those numbers are made available.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Gov. Rell Warns of Cash Flow Problems

Gov. M. Jodi Rell warned in a press release Monday that the state may face cash flow problems in a few months.

“In addition to regular bills, in the coming months the state must make the next round of Education Cost Sharing payments (the main grant for state education aid) to cities and towns, and we want to be sure there is enough cash on hand to make those grants without overstretching our resources,” Rell said. The next round of ECS payments is due May 1 and will total more than $945 million.

“It is not clear yet whether we will need to do anything,” Rell said.

“It would not be the first time the state has taken such action and it is only prudent to plan for all eventualities. There are a number of options at our disposal, including issuing Bond Anticipation Notes or drawing on a line of credit arranged with banks. If we must act, we will looking for the best option - one that will give us the ‘liquidity’ we need without incurring excessive interest charges or other expenses. I will consult with my budget office, the Treasurer and others as we determine the next steps,” Rell said.

C. Stewart

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Christmas Grinch Apprehended By Police

Looks like crime does not pay in Milford, especially at the hospital where last Christmas the Grinch featured above was caught on video "lifting" gifts from the tree in the hospitals Lobby.

According to the receptionists at the front desk of the lobby the Grinch was identified and charged accordingly two weeks ago. Her court date should be coming up soon for anyone who wishes to follow up on her comeuppance.

More than likely this case will be prosecuted at the Milford Courthouse in Downtown Milford.