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Dookies in “William Tisi’s” Pool as Yet Another Fake Facebook Profile Bites the Dust

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This is getting to be old but the cowards still seem to show up on a regular basis to spew their lies, nonsense and hyperbole. Last year we exposed Samuel Kasanovich and earlier this year we exposed three more bogus profiles.  This time around it was “William Tisi”—another Kasanovichesque coward trying to stir the pot while hiding their true identity. Curiously enough, “Billy Boy” apparently didn’t show up under that name, he was admitted to the Ramapo Central Save Our Schools under a different assumed name and then changed it on the fly.  No, I’m not going to reveal how…

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If You’re Going to see it, Can You see it at the Lafayette?

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50 Shades of Grey opens tonight across the country and the movie has caused controversy before it even arrived.  Some are upset that the Town of Ramapo is 'promoting' the movie.  (I can't in good conscience call it a film because the books sucked but more about that later.) Why the outcry?  S&M, BDSM etc. are the dominant themes.  Now I'm not entirely sure what the difference is between the two but this is a love story with a kinky twist.  Big deal.  How many movies or even television shows deal with and portray rape and violence?  Where's the outcry there? …

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Smokescreens, Nonsense and ‘Lisa Benson’ has Dookies in ‘his or her’ Pool

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I have always offered equal time and equal space in my publications provided that five simple rules are met: Tell us who you are. Anonymous cowards need not bother. We have in the past withheld names but we have to know who you are and be satisfied that you are who you say you are. Keep it clean. Keep it fair. Keep it honest. Keep subjective, personal attacks to yourself. Attack the issues, not the individual. Despite repeated offers of equal time and space, many would rather spout off on Facebook; that is their prerogative. It never ceases to amaze…

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A Certain Group of People Are Definitely Under Attack in this Country and Should Fear for Their Safety–It’s Just Not Who You Think it is

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Can we have a real conversation? With real numbers? Using logic and real facts?  The deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have thrust 'police brutality' into the limelight with protests, violent protests, rioting and looting taking place in some parts of the country. The other night Bill O'Reilly used numbers to make his point with a guest but his logic was at best, flawed.  He stated that in 2012, 326 white people were killed by the police while only 123 black people were killed by the police during the same period.  Everyone knows that the white population in this…

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An Idea Whose Time Has Come for the East Ramapo Central School District?

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It’s no secret that the East Ramapo Central School District is broken. Mistrust, disenfranchisement, racism, anti-Semitism, brutal, expletive-laced verbal assaults directed toward parents and a lawyer who allegedly threatened an honor student.  And this just scratches the surface. I listened to the NPR ‘This American Life’ recording on East Ramapo and I thought they did a great job of summarizing the history as well as the turbulent current situation.  It put a lot of things into perspective for a lot of people who aren’t familiar with the entire situation. And then let’s throw in the nonsense that occurred on Election…

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No Dookies to Speak of–Just a Lot to be Thankful For

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A year ago today I was a bundle of nerves.  It was the day before Thanksgiving and I got up and went to Walmart to buy cleaning supplies.  I wandered around the store aimlessly but somehow managed to buy a mop, bucket, broom, dustpan, sponges, cloths, many other items, Windex, Lysol and almost every other cleaning fluid known to man, and a cleaning caddy to carry everything around in.  The previous sixteen months had been particularly challenging and included among other things two 10-day stays in the hospital and surgery. At 2:00pm that day I arrived in New City and…

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Some See Digust, I See a Teaching and Learning Opportunity

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A tip of the hat to Bruce Simon for sharing this on Facebook: Friends, neighbors, brothers and sisters, I'm all for free speech and open dialogue, but sometimes, you need to call someone out. XXXX XXXXXXX, thanks for sharing this, so EVERYONE knows who you are and where you're coming from. “The attack on the synagogue in Jerusalem was not a “terror attack” nor were the victims “civilians”. The attack was an act of resistance against a monolithic genocidal entity that seeks to wipe out the Palestinian people and take every last inch of their land." Bruce refers to a…

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Major Disheartening Dookies in Local Elections

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I generally don't publicly endorse or oppose candidates for elected office.  We offer to publish factual information that is sent to us; some candidates send us something, others choose not to; their choice but we publish what we get and include a disclaimer that clearly states our neutrality.   My stance is that most voters are astute enough to make an informed choice.  Although I do have my opinions and in many instances I know the candidates better than many, you won't see election signs on my lawn and it's my choice to remain neutral on elections in my publications although…

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Many Dookies to Go Around in the Ward Election But Common Ground Must be Found

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The voting in what I consider to be the most important local election of this generation has ended.  The machines have been impounded by a court order and I suspect the real fight has yet to begin. We know of some of the tactics that have been employed and we called wrongdoers out on them--on both sides.  I think some of these efforts may have backfired as people were incensed and I believe this provided additional motivation for people to go to the polls.  The response from the Rockland County Board of Elections and law enforcement agencies on this issue…

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The Ward Vote is the Most Important Local Vote of Our Generation

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In years to come, perhaps five, ten or more years down the road most of us will probably be asked “What did you do during the Town of Ramapo Ward vote?” Those asking will probably be our children and possibly grandchildren. What you do, or don’t do tomorrow will ultimately determine how you are going to be able to honestly answer this question. The question may be posed a little differently; it could be: “How come we have to move away from the town where I grew up?” Or “Why do our schools that once ranked at the top now…

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