Rules for the Road: Suggestions on How to Use this Blog

Warning: If you are a minor (under 18),  please leave this blog now.

No! Not that kind of “adult site!”

This blog is an information source and a forum for mature discussion; it is written in the best journalistic tradition: Truth.
At times it will present material with a somewhat “direct” slant which could be misinterpreted as aggressive or offensive; nothing could be farther from the truth of the matter. The style might be chosen to stimulate emotions, energize discussion, encourage dialogue you didn’t know you had, and to bring them out so that you can cope, question, and resolve.

Always keep in mind that much of what you express outwardly is an internal condition, irrational emotions kept bottled up, and when the explosion comes, it’s not pretty. If you sit down and think about what you think and how you act, you may be surprised to find that it’s not really you. You may find that you have been or are being toxically conditioned by others, and becoming a person you don’t really like. Have a good look because you have to live the rest of your life with the person you are or the one you’re becoming.

Warning! This is not the place for immature or overly sensitive or impressionable readers. It is a place for people willing to see things differently — perhaps even as they really are —, to think about them, and to reconsider their positions on matters that seriously affect their lives, their community and their futures.

There’s blue sky behind the reality.

Reality is key on this blog, and if you’re uncomfortable staring reality in the face and acknowledging it, you’ll like it here. Be warned: This is no place to hang out; especially if your one of the scoundrels we expose; you could get hurt.

Obviously, age is no indicator of maturity. You may be 18 or older, much older and still be an intellectual or emotional fetus. Your position in the community or your job is also no reliable indicator of whether you are a mature, intelligent adult. We have doctors, lawyers, teachers, who are frequently more biased, prejudiced, self-centered and self-serving than most others. No one has the monopoly on ethics or morality, either. Public officials, law enforcement officers, teachers, priests, ministers, parents are not above immorality, unethical conduct, or downright nastiness. Look around yourself for some local examples.

Some Suggestions

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14 responses to “Rules for the Road: Suggestions on How to Use this Blog

  1. Concerned, but ignored citizen

    October 12, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Thank you. I will be at the meeting asking questions.


    • RCS Confidential

      October 12, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      Good for you. Good for us all when people like you come forward for the common good and give voice to your rights.Knock’em dead!

      The Editor


  2. Concerned, but ignored citizen

    October 12, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I have been reading the blog, but I would like to know what the banging in the middle of the night is all about.


    • RCS Confidential

      October 12, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      Thank you for reading this blog.
      We regret that we can’t answer your question because we don’t have access to the Port or its activities. The ones you need to ask are on the Coeymans town board, who are meeting on October 14, in the Coeymans town hall. That’s where you need to ask your question. While you’re at it, you should ask why they’re disturbing the working community’s peace. But keep in mind that Carver Laraway and his gang are interested in making money not making your life better or increasing the value of your property. If Laraway and his gang are on a schedule to meet certain deadlines established by contract with his customers, do you think for a second that he’s concerned about whether his banging and clanging is keeping you or your kids up at night? The morons on the Coeymans town board have 20-20 hindsight, no vision, and they’re a bunch of amateurs who don’t have a clue what they’re doing. Carver Laraway has them licking his boots and they love it.

      They got us where we are now because no one has put a boot up their fat arses–well, almost no one. We’ve been telling it like it is but we can’t fight everyone’s battles for them. Coeymans has to stand up and fight or lay down, roll over and…Well, you probably know the rest.

      Go to the town board meeting and tell them what you think. Bring some neighbors along. That’s the only way you’re going to get any satisfaction.

      And by the way, the best place to post your comments is in the comments section of one of the articles that relates to your comment. That way it’ll be seen and read by people going to that article. If you keep posting to the Rules of the Road, you’ll get only limited visibility.

      The Editor


      • Andrea

        October 14, 2014 at 4:25 pm

        What time tonight?

        Sent from my iPhone



      • RCS Confidential

        October 14, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      • Andrea

        October 14, 2014 at 4:29 pm


        Sent from my iPhone



  3. Concerned, but ignored citizen

    October 12, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    I have a question. What the heck are they doing down at the port? All night long last night we kept hearing a constant clunking sound and it was coming from the port. What are they doing?


    • RCS Confidential

      October 12, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      They’re improving your quality of life. They’re improving the community. They’re creating jobs. Just ask the Coeymans or board Carver Laraway.

      The Editor


      • Concerned, but ignored citizen

        October 12, 2014 at 8:01 pm

        They are ruining my quality of life, they are ruining the roads, their trucks are going to kill someone someday since they drive way over the speed limit. They are going to lower the house values.


      • RCS Confidential

        October 12, 2014 at 8:19 pm

        Hmmmm. You’ve been reading this blog, haven’t you? What is it we’ve been saying for months now?

        The Editor


  4. Joe D

    June 13, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    I own a 2 family house in Coeymans, recently I asked the Building Manager of the town if I can convert into a 3 family as I bought the house with an existing apartment in the basement. He told me I would need to meet code by putting in a sprinkler system. I told him I can do just that. When he heard my response he immediately said “Oh the town board would never approve it because of the parking situation”. Also, I am paying taxes for a 3 family based on that apartment, and when I asked the Building Manager, “Ok what if I remove the apartment” he replied “Well, you would pay more taxes for a 2 family, and fyi you would pay even more for a one family home. Am I missing something here? Thanks


    • RCS Confidential

      June 19, 2014 at 8:47 am

      Hi, Joe, and thanks for the comment.

      Yes, there does seem to be a lot of confusion and double-talking in the town of Coeymans and the village of Ravena when it comes to billing for water and sewerage and certification of occupancies/property taxation. Rather than go on about a problem that is pretty well-known in Ravena-Coeymans, and even in New Baltimore, this may be a good subject to bring up at a town board meeting, and become a local hero at the same time. Let them mumble, stutter, and double-talk you with in public, with a live audience.

      Thanks for the comment!

      P.s. Your comment will get more visibility if you re-post it on a more recent article.


  5. Michael G. Bouchard

    July 24, 2012 at 1:04 am

    On July 17th, I sent a letter to United States Attorney General Eric Holder detailing federal government corruption in Albany, New York. The letter can be accessed at my web-site
    Also, I had a press release sent out through PRweb with a reference to my web-site stated therein. Please feel free to post this information and/or send it to anybody you so desire.

    Thanks, Michael G. Bouchard Tel. (518) 459-1684



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