Tom Torbik, executive director of the Wilkes-Barre City Parking Authority, confirmed at the authority’s April meeting on the 15th his receipt of a subpoena to testify before a federal grand jury in Scranton.
That we face an uphill battle is abundantly clear. That is, if one’s stance lie on the side of individual liberty, self ownership, and property rights, and against a police state, surveillance society — in general, if one does not want others to have the final say in how he lives his own life. With the fascist government/corporate hybrid that never stops introducing new programs, rules, regulations, and laws that restrict human behavior and interaction — yet never seems to offer more liberty or freedom — it should be obvious that the logical and natural conclusion to this pattern is complete totalitarianism. Examples can be seen in federal legislation such as the USA PATRIOT Act and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), in states with laws like New York’s “Safe Act,” which makes it nearly impossible to have any type of gun, even in your own house, and in the “new standard” in government-run education termed Common Core. Curiously, it seems that the Common Core Standards are supported by nobody, except for the individuals who have vested interests in the federal initiative, of course.
All proceeds from vaccine clinic & grooming benefits Relay for Live – Arc of Hope.
From 1850 to 1950 the government slowly, over time, stopped teaching civil personal rights in the classroom, dumbing down our children and the populace. When you don’t know your rights, you lose them. Here are two civil rights every person should know. All police officers must read to you a Miranda Warning to comply with a preventive criminal procedure rule that law enforcement is required to administer to protect an individual who is in custody (definition of custody: “The care and keeping of anything; as when an article is said to be in the custody of the court. Or under lawful control,” Black’s Law Dictionary) and subject to direct questioning or its functional equivalent from a violation of his or her Fifth Amendment right against compelled self-incrimination, Miranda v. Arizona, 1966. This was a landmark decision of the US Supreme Court.
While campaigning for a seat on Luzerne County Council, I promised not to raise taxes. On Saturday, February 15, 2014, I kept my word. I voted to eliminate an 8 percent county tax increase that was passed by the previous council in December 2013. The hired county manager, Mr. Lawton, admitted he did not take time to review the line-by-line budget proposal I submitted to him and other members of council. Mr. Lawton insulted me. After being chastised by Wilkes-Barre resident Betsy Summers for his unprofessional comments, he attempted to make an apology.
Last weekend your paper ended up on my doorstep. I was not going to read it and thought it was just a lot of junk papers with coupons that I cannot use, like the junk papers that end up in my mailbox. What really made me open you up and read it was what was on the front page. It says, “Wilkes-Barre Independent Gazette,” with the eagle on it — love that.
Those with even a smattering of science education should be able to discern the differences between CONdensation trails and chemtrails. It’s time to know what the Pentagon is up to — the chemistry, the schedules, the effects. Your life may depend on it. And we make fun of a “good German.”
In a few short weeks both the Shriners and Ringling Bros. will be bringing circuses to our area. If anyone cares for animals, beyond cats and dogs, please do not patronize these events. The unnatural tricks that animals are forced to perform night after night are frightening and even painful. Standard circus industry practice is to use bull hooks and other objects to poke, prod, strike, shock, and hit animals in order to “train” them, although this may not be what’s seen in the ring or in carefully-controlled public tours.
Let’s now go after a serious problem: let’s do something about the school property taxes which are about two-thirds higher than our other property taxes. This is uncalled for — 40,000 people losing their homes and around 350,000 foreclosures each year because of increasing school taxes, especially of those on limited income and on unemployment. To add insult to injury, you will never own your home when the mortgage is paid off to enjoy your golden years. Our system is archaic, and it has been for decades, and nothing was being done while those Neros in office watched people’s homes burn down. Today, it’s the same sorry excuses. If we can send man to the moon, why not!
Just wondering if you have taken notice that there are only ten buildings left between the former Bartikowsky Jewelers and the clock tower. Wilkes University will have all that land before Leighton is out of office.