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Sex for Sale: The Follow-up II

It’s not a question of whom you choose to love, how, or where. That’s a very personal right.

But it is a question of who is offering services, what services, how and where. There’s a difference between love, sex and Sex-4-Sale? There’s a difference between the backseat, the bedroom and the public arena, even if that arena appeals to a small segment of society.

We play too many games with language and fail to understand that language is connected with meaning, and meaning with values, and values with emotions. Just think what we have done to the simple four-letter word “love” in American English. We’ve destroyed it. Now just think about what “friend” meant at one time. and what “friend” means now in the post-Facebook era. “Friend” has become meaningless. When the basics — those little things most people take for granted and which make human beings into persons, that is, the things that change them from a What? to a Who? — lose their meaning and value, so do you and everyone else.


Have We Become Meaningless as a Doormat?

The United States once had meaning and value. It’s not only a question of ideology, or policy, or of how we think and what we do as a nation. It’s also a question of who we let in the country legally and what they do once they’re here. That’s a specific question of what our government is doing to protect the American way of life and living; literally, what it means to be the United States and the American people.

Are They Doing Their Jobs?

Or Are They Tantamount to Traitors?

Are you doing your job?

One of the questions we should expect the United States State Department and the Department of Homeland Security when vetting an applicant for entry in the United States and even more seriously, when admitting an applicant for entry in order to operate a business. The State Department and Homeland Security have been miserable failures in the past, and their failures have been the source of a great deal of tension, anxiety, dispute, anger, and suffering here in the American homeland. All of it unnecessary if our government would stop squabbling among themselves and do their jobs.


Editor’s Aside: The State Department authority for issuing visas is the Consular Service in the particular country. In the case of the UK, the applicant must have a valid UK passport, and will be able to obtain a visitor’s visa that is good for 90 days. Once here, no one — well, almost no one — keeps tabs on the “visitor;” he or she can do pretty much whatever and go pretty much wherever he or she wants. Many will take the risk and work illegally, and get away with it. But that’s no surprise to a nation who has been taking it from behind for so many years at Mexico’s pleasure. When the going gets really tough, the US government just makes them another US territory and pays them benefits without taxation, just like what happened with Puerto Rico. Everybody likes screwing Americans, even Americans.


We’ve recently had George McHugh and Carver Laraway in our sights because they are perpetrating a fraud on Coeymans, and need to be brought under control and fast. Residents are coming out with some very scary stuff about McHugh and Laraway, and our fact-finding is confirming much of what is being said. You don’t have to go far, for once the Albany Times Union is picking up on what McHugh and Laraway are up to, and more recently an individual with some very inside information has come forward and is ready to tell it all about McHugh and Laraway.

We’ve already raised important questions about George McHugh and Carver Laraway and their involvement with Russian businessman, Boris A. Jordan, and their marijuana businesses. We’re wondering why the Albany Times Union and the Ravena News Herald haven’t picked up the story, and Why? both papers are silent on the Russian connections in Coeymans. Well, it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to guess why Mark Vinciguerra and his — or should we say George McHugh’sRavena News Herald haven’t uttered a word about the Russian connections.

Back to “Sex for Sale”

Is T4GM Selling Sex Services on a US Visa?

But that’s another story. We’re getting off track so let’s get back to “Sex for Sale” and our continuing follow-up and investigation.

Washington County, NY, District Attorney
Jordan J. Anthony
Are you doing your job?

In two previous reports we drew attention to an unusual case of a British subject calling himself Jason Tantra, who claims to be in the US on a visa issued in the UK, and operating a business in the US, again authorized by the US consular authorities in Britain. We reported our concerns that Mr Tantra does not give his real name, does not publish or disclose any information about his business registration, no address, and no tax information. Yet the United States government has issued Mr Tantra a visa to be in the US, to work here, and to operate a business here in the United States.

We have reported that Mr Tantra — if that’s his real name, which we seriously doubt — operates a sex and spirituality business called Tantra 4 Gay Men, a business that provides massage services, instruction in what he calls Tantric sex practices, and even calls his operation a “school” that provides instruction and even issues “diploma certificates.”

That’s it in a nutshell. If you want to read the previous articles, please go to these links:

Our initial interest was the fact that this Mr Tantra had the balls to have a website removed because the site had published critiques of Tantra’s operations and his claims. That was important because we very strongly believe in freedom of expression and the right of every citizen to express an opinion. We also questioned the right, the legality, and the ethics of silencing a citizen because some pervert doesn’t like what he or she has to say. In other words, we had concerns about violation of constitutional rights by both the Internet service provider and by Mr Tantra.

Are you doing your job?

Well, the case has taken on an energy of its own, and we totally support the continuing investigation of Mr Tantra, his company Tantra 4 Gay Men (T4GM), his collaborators in the United States, including the LGBT retreat organization, Easton Mountain (Greenwich) in Washington County, New York, and the law enforcement officials in several states.

Our Government is Stooping to Record Lows

We agree that IF Mr Tantra and T4GM have been granted authorization to operate in the United States, that is, IF Mr Tantra actually has a visa to work in the US, and IF T4GM has actually been approved to operate in the United States as a business operation, our government is stooping to record lows. What possible contribution can a fraudulent, yes we said FRAUDULENT company make to any economy, local, regional, or national, to merit its authorization by the US government? On the other hand, Mr Tantra and his business may be operating without authorization, and what he has shared about his visa, the authorization to operate T4GM in the United States, his tax status, and his qualifications — apart from his statement that his services are “unregulated,” a statement with which we have taken issue and with which we disagree — then there’s a serious problem here that needs to be investigated. That’s exactly what one citizen is demanding.

We have documents that are addressed to a number of government agencies, demanding that Mr Tantra and his T4GM be investigated and that the truth be told. We  have contacted Mr Tantra at his organizations UK email via his T4GM website (What a mess that is!) and Tantra has responded with some very contradictory and defensive reactions, including threats of legal action and blocking further communications. So much for openness.

Mr Tantra has no idea about the big mistake he made by doing what he has done. So, we looked further into his operations and his collaborators’ operations, and we’d like to share some of the content of the documents we have.

Are you doing your job?

One citizen has send demands for investigation to the following local, state and federal government officials:

  • US Citizenship and Immigration Service
  • Homeland Security (Albany, NY, Regional Office)
  • District Attorneys in Washington County (NY), Suffolk County (MA), Miami-Dade County (FL)
  • The Attorneys General of New York, Massachusetts, Florida
  • United States Attorneys for the Northern District of New York, the District of Massachusetts, the Southern District of Florida

The concerned citizen has also contacted several newspapers in Washington County, NY, and Her Majesty’s Home Office (UK), Department of Fraud Investigation.

Here’s an excerpt from the letter sent to the officials:

I am writing to you with a concern relating to the following areas:

  1. Operation of a sex services business by a foreign national in the United States, the state of New York, and sister states.
  2. Collaboration with said operator by a New York group operating as the Easton Mountain Retreat Community, located in Washington County, New York,
  3. Granting of “Diplomas” in a three-module series of training for payment by an unaccredited and unauthorized “school” of Tantra
  4. Provision of instruction, therapy, massage services, health services, psychological services, etc. by unlicensed individuals or individuals not qualified or credentialed to offer such services in the state of New York or elsewhere
  5. Questionable state and federal tax status and filings, reporting by Jason Tantra/T4GM
  6. Visa status and the nature of the business approved for operation in the United States and the State of New York granted to one Jason Tantra or T4GM.
  7. The possible perpetration of a multifaceted fraud by Mr. “Tantra” and his business, and his collaborators in the United States and in New York state, and elsewhere (e.g. Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, etc.)
  8. Violation of civil rights by Mr. Jason Tantra by causing the suspension of an entire blog for criticizing Tantra’s operations and his T4GM operation in the United States. Mr. Tantra has admitted to demanding the suspension of the site once he was notified of the existence of the posts.

On information and belief and on the basis of personal communications received from one Jason Tantra, a British subject sojourning in the United States on a so-called visa, and the operator of a vaguely described business not only in New  York State, particularly in Washington County, at the venue calling itself the Easton Mountain Retreat Center, where said Jason Tantra by and through his so-called business T4GM, ostensibly provides a variety of sex-oriented, psychological therapeutic, instructional, etc. services, some of which I allege require accreditation, approval or licensure, which the operators do not have, or appropriate supervision for which the operators are not qualified or do not provide at all.

The fact that Mr. Jason Tantra — whether that is a pseudonym, an assumed name for the purposes of selling his snake-oil programs, or is his actual name is in question — is a British subject in the United State on a visa of some sort, and alleges that the business he is operating in the United States under such visa has been vetted by the United States authorities, is far from credible, and if true, raises significant questions of how such a visa should be granted to operate such a business in the United States at all!

Read the entire letter to the Washington County DA, J.J. Anthony demand 19Jun19 da wash co redacted.

Are they doing their jobs?

 

Sex for sale? The Follow-up.

We became interested in this Jason Tantra and Tantra 4 Gay Men because of what superficially appeared to be a First Amendment violation; upon investigation it’s far bigger than what we originally considered a cat fight between two individuals having different opinions on some arcane subject. This is now a question of what the federal authorities are allowing to get into the country and how the federal and state authorities are ensuring compliance with our laws.

Yes. There is a First Amendment question here, and Yes! we are still asking What right does someone have to limit another person’s free expression of opinion? Yes! We are asking the question of Why? if corporations are given the same rights as flesh and blood citizens, Why are they not held to the same standards? And YES! We are asking Why? If Jason Tantra and Tantra 4 Gay Men are doing what they appear to be doing, what they say they are doing, Why aren’t our immigration, state department, homeland security, federal and state tax authorities, federal attorneys, state attorney generals, county district attorneys doing their jobs and responding, investigating, and reporting on “companies” like Jason Tantra and Tantra 4 Gay Men?

This is still in effect, isn’t it?

We’re still concerned about the First Amendment question. How is it that an individual — a guest in this country, in fact — can demand that another individual — a citizen of this country — be silenced for exercising his Constitutional rights? Does that mean that say, GE, can kill a conversation that is critical of their environmental policies by just asking WordPress or another blog service provider to remove the conversation? And does that also mean that if a blog is critical of government or a government official, the blog can be silenced? Isn’t that where tyranny and dictatorship starts? Yes, people, there’s a glaring First Amendment violation here but there’s also a frightening precedent, too!


The first three lines of History of the Tantra Religion,[1] the author, a. renowned scholar and philosopher of Indian culture and religion scholar, N.N. Bhattacharyyaa, states the purpose of that remarkable book: “to present in a historical outline, the genesis, development and structural analysis of what is known as the Tantric tradition of India.” And he does just that in exquisite detail.

What occurred to me when reading the book is that Dr. B. covers even the most minute detail of the evolution of the Tantra tradition but says practically nothing about “sexual practices, orgasm, Tantric sex, etc. In fact, out of the some 500 pages of discussion, only 5 index entries  can be found under “sex rites” and those entries are but a couple of words mentioning erotic practices. Nothing is mentioned about Western neotantra or the perverse monetarization of the Tradition in the West but for a condemnatory statement in the Introduction (see below).

What is very conspicuous in Dr B’s  answers the question, What is Tantra? in these words:

Tantra was primarily the way or means to understand the mysteries of life and the universe…Tantra arose as the sum total of man’s knowledge of the objective world around him. It was a way of life that sought the significance of knowledge , not in the realization sic of an illusory absolute, but in the day-to-day activities of men, in the simple facts of life like agriculture…etc., and in experimental sciences like alchemy, medicine…with a deliberate theoretical orientation that the structures of the microcosm and the macrocosm are identical and that the key to the knowledge of nature is to be found in the body.

As we mentioned above, the conspicuous short shrift given to Western tantric practice, including those key figures in Western Tantra like theosophist Leadbeater and others, is a clear indication that Dr B. does not consider the Western perversion or its proponents to be worthy of consideration in an otherwise exhaustive treatment of the History of theTantra Religion, the revealing title of the book.

This is borne out by Dr Bhattacharyya’s concise and strident assessment in the Hindu perspective on what Tantra has become in the West, and writes concerning the union of opposites, that is, male and female, and how it has been perverted by opportunist used-car salesmen:

Bisexuality is inherent in all beings and this aspect has to be exercised in order to understand the truth of one’s own nature. Sexual partnership is therefore the best expression for the most intimate relation between the two opposites…Such rationalizations of Tantric sexual elements are basically subjective, the interpretations being in all cases largely conditioned by their author’s outlook and approach. Anyone working on Tantrism cannot ignore the sexual elements, but difficulty arises when the entire Tantric tradition is superimposed on these elements… Sole emphasis on things sexual has resulted in the publication of numerous books on Tantra containing glimpses of modern sexual psychology and burdened with erotic photographs of the Konarak-Khajuraho tradition;[2] in the development of the queer [viz. bizarre, peculiar, strange][3] conception of modern Tantric art depicting varieties of copulative acrobatics; in the production of pornographic fictions sanctified with Tantric quotations; and in the emergence of a class of recent godmen or gurus giving spiritual sanction to all forms of vulgar and gross sensualities of their moneyed clientele. All this is due to the insistence on a ‘misplaced reality ’in Tantric studies, which even the most qualified scholars could not avoid.” [our emphasis]

Translation: Tantra has been hijacked by unscrupulous, ignorant fakes who have reduced it to vulgar and gross sexuality by ignorant dealers in cheap sex thrills.

Our inquiry was not limited to books and publications by scholars; we also consulted with authoritative sources, that is, living organizations, in both the United States and in India, the home of authentic Tantra. With our request for opinions we send the link to Tantra 4 Gay Men, and asked the organizations to visit the site and to tell us what they thought in response to the fair question:

Is the person, Jason Tantra, offering Tantra or Neotantra, or no Tantra at all; in other words, are the teachings and “spirituality” expounded on the site compatible with what is properly called Tantra, or must they be equated with a Western perversion of the Tantric tradition?

The consensus was unanimous: Mr. Jason Tantra and Tantra 4 Gay Men is not Tantra at all.” One commenter, after having visited the site and reviewing several of the videos, described Jason Tantra as “confused.”

At a more basic, superficial level, googling tantric sex will set your hair on end when you read some of the rubbish out there; none of the sex-service providers don’t know shit from Shinola® about Tantra or even the yoga they are sexualizing in their undisguised pornographic offerings.

So we really have done our homework, as you have learned to expect from us when we get our teeth into an issue. What we have found it that there’s something very fishy going on and something needs to be done about it.

You don’t have to work your way through 500+ pages of scholarly writing or contact more than 20 authoritative organizations to find that the consensus of most authentic, genuine proponents of Tantra call the Tantra of the likes of Jason Tantra and Tantra 4 Gay Men, and neo-Tantra overall, to be the product of poorly developed persons obsessed with sex, or charlatans appealing to the appetites of spiritless and bored materialists.

Worse still, and very concerning, is the question of Why? adult human beings need to pay outrageous amounts of money to get naked in a group setting and practice promiscuous sex in weird positions? It’s either purely exhibitionist or they can’t satisfy their need for human touch and attention in normal interpersonal engagement or Facebook and social media just isn’t doing it for them.

Now, we’re not lambasting or pillorying the LGBT community, or rather the gay men who are the primary targets of the tantra charlatans, simply because Jason Tantra and Tantra for Gay Men has attracted our attention. Nor are we singling out Jason Tantra or Tantra 4 Gay Men; there are many such operations going on in the US alone. There’s something intrinsically pathological about the whole thing. we have studied the Tantra 4 Gay Men site, reviewed the videos, listened to Jason Tantra’s ravings, and we remain unimpressed and very concerned. we have also obtained access through a reader to the Tantra 4 Gay Men site and must note that most of the members are late-to-middle to senior gay or bisexual men. What that means to me is that Jason Tantra is appealing to — and very possibly exploiting, even if it is with their self-destructive consent — a very vulnerable group of men who may be marginalized in terms of their appeal to desired love objects, who may find it difficult to find others of their age and persuasion, or simply are incapable of getting what they think they need outside of paying for it!

The fact that Jason Tantra is selling sex services is obvious, conspicuous. The act that Jason Tantra’s “ teachers” include rent boys and a former porn “model/actor” is undisguised (See “Masseurs“). The fact that Jason Tantra himself, is a narcissist, and running an escort service for men who can’t otherwise find someone to accompany them on trips is obvious (J. Tantra offers his companioning service at Holiday Companion. He’ll travel with you and provide 3 hours of service a day.). Look, if you’re a whore or a prostitute just be honest and say so. If you’re running an escort service and a sex massage service, just say so! Don’t use the name of a time-honored religion to disguise your perversion.

Take Jason along with you on your next trip.

The fact that Jason Tantra claims that the United States State Department and the United States Homeland Security have vetted him and his operation and have granted him a visa to work in the United States and to operate his business in the United States is a shameful statement on how the United States government conducts its own business!

The fact that Jason Tantra operates under an assumed name and provides no details as to his identity or any legal details about his “company”, such as a business registration number or an employer identification number certainly raises questions as to his legality and the legal status of his “company.”

We have contacted the relevant federal authorities, the New York State Attorney General, several district attorneys and are awaiting their responses, reports.

Jason Tantra/Tantra 4 Gay Men, according to their website, offers “programs” in Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, and in isolated locations across the US. The locations are a secret. The payment details are a secret. Where’s the state authorities and the federal authorities in all of this?

We became interested in this Jason Tantra and Tantra 4 Gay Men because of what superficially appeared to be a First Amendment violation; upon investigation it’s far bigger than what we originally considered a catfight between two individuals having different opinions on some arcane subject. This is now a question of what the federal authorities are allowing to get into the country and how the federal and state authorities are ensuring compliance with our laws.

Is this Tantra operation a fraud being perpetrated on a group of vulnerable men? Is this Tantra operation a fraud being perpetrated on several states and the feds? Is this Tantra operation a fraud that totally misrepresents a three-thousand year old religious tradition? Are we confronted here with a psychological and moral disease, a spiritual syphilis, a public health crisis which, like so many before it, is being ignored by our government and the public servants we pay to keep watch over such plagues?

Yes. There is a First Amendment question here, and Yes! we are still asking What right does someone have to limit another person’s free expression of opinion? Yes! We are asking the question of Why? if corporations are given the same rights as flesh and blood citizens, Why are they not held to the same standards? And YES! We are asking Why? If Jason Tantra and Tantra 4 Gay Men are doing what they appear to be doing, what they say they are doing, Why aren’t our immigration, state department, homeland security, federal and state tax authorities, federal attorneys, state attorney generals, county district attorneys doing their jobs and responding, investigating, and reporting on “companies” like Jason Tantra and Tantra 4 Gay Men?

We’re still concerned about the First Amendment question. How is it that an individual — a guest in this country, in fact — can demand that another individual — a citizen of this country — be silenced for exercising his Constitutional rights? Does that mean that say, GE, can kill a conversation that is critical of their environmental policies by just asking WordPress or another blog service provider to remove the conversation?


And does that also mean that if a blog is critical of government or a government official, the blog can be silenced? Isn’t that where tyranny and dictatorship starts? Yes, people, there’s a glaring First Amendment violation here but there’s also a frightening precedent, too!

This has now become a question of how corrupt our local, state, federal government has become, and because of that corruption, how much corruption it is allowing to insidiously infect our American culture and society.

We are posing these questions to our public officials and authorities and we demand a response, answers!

The Easton Mountain “retreat community” is in Washington County, near Greenwich, in New York State. They regularly host Jason Tantra and Tantra 4 Gay Men. Perhaps the Attorney General or the Washington County DA could start there asking questions? They’re in New York State and certainly should be able to answer questions, especially about operations, licensing, taxes, etc. Maybe those government officials should be showing as much interest in this issue as we are.

Easton Mountain is just another open-air j/o club or bathhouse posing as a legit retreat center

What’s even more disgusting — and you thought it had already hit rock-bottom – is that the freaks running Easton Mountain have the ignorance and gall to actually publish “Seven Principles of Tantra” . You can clearly see that Easton Mountain is just another open-air j/o club or bathhouse posing as a legit retreat center. Easton Mountain and their source, Rudy Ballantine, another fake guru/fraud, are egregiously misinforming their public and taking them for total fools! They know NOTHING about Tantra except that their perverse version of it is making them money. There are laws protecting the public against fraud and fraudulent practices! So where are our law enforcement people on all of this?


Notes

Update: We’ve bee provided with access to view the articles critical of Jason Tantra and Tantra 4 Gay Men and the content of the blog suspended by WordPress in response to Jason Tantra’s whining. To read those posts, please go to Neotantra Frauds.

[1] Bhattacharyya, N. N., History of the Tantric Religion. Second Revised Edition. (Manohar: New Delhi, 1999)  ISBN 81-7304-025-7

[2] The Khajuraho Group of Hindu temples and Jain temples in Chhatarpur district. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temples are famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures. The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is decorated with a profusion of sculptures with intricate details, symbolism and expressiveness of ancient Indian art.

The Konark temple of the sun is also known for its intricate sculptures of gods and goddesses, animals of many species, and tableaus from everyday life; the erotic sculptures of maithunas depict sexual union in ritualistic and romantic situations. These show couples in various stages of courtship and intimacy, and in some cases coital themes. Notorious in the colonial era for their uninhibited celebration of sexuality, these images are included with other aspects of human life as well as deities that are typically associated with Tantra, and these images may be the same kama and mithuna scenes found integrated into the art of many other Hindu temples. The erotic sculptures are found on the temple’s Shikhara, and these illustrate all the bandhas (mudra forms) described in the Kamasutra.

[3] Dr B’s use of this word is more in the sense in which it is understood in his culture, that is, peculiar, strange, eccentric. It does not even imply the meaning given it in the West to describe aberrant behavior and formerly used to describe homosexuals, or the more contemporary use of the term to describe a broad spectrum of non-normative sexual identities and politics.

 

Tantra or Sex Services?

We have received responses to several of our inquires and it doesn’t look good for Jason Tantra or Tantra 4 Gay Men. Several authoritative Tantra experts have condemned Mr Tantra’s site and his claims, as have several published papers. It seems the authoritative opinion is that Mr “Tantra’s” claims for himself and for his “teachings” are simply not Tantra at all, and, as one expert puts it, it “site looks more like sexual activity for gay men than serious tantric practice.” We agree. We are also reviewing a Google site that discusses Mr Tantra and his organization and we will include that information with the information received from government agencies in our next report. While the fact that Tantra 4 Gay Men and Mr Jason Tantra may be perpetrating a fraud on a vulnerable group, we are more interested in his visa, tax, and licensure status — but our US government agencies tend to drag their feet when it appears they might have been duped. We are contacting the New York State Attorney General’s office to make inquiries, since Mr Tantra is “appearing” at the Easton Mountain retreat lodge in New York State. Maybe a sting can be arranged.



Just when we thought that there could be nothing weirder than local politics and politicians, up pops a case that seems even more bizarre. We’ve received information on what appears to be a feud between two apparently vastly different organizations, rather individuals, on of all things, the question of Tantra vs. Neotantra vs. gay “sacred” sexuality. Yes, you are reading correctly, and NO, we’re not joking.

The bottom line is this: Yes! Lady Liberty is weeping because the Constitution is burning. We think that there is a civil rights violation here. If you believe you have been the victim of a civil rights violation, you should seek legal assistance through one of the many civil liberties organizations or through a private attorney. Get a free consultation or, if you need to spend $100 to defend your rights, it’s definitely worth it. Civil rights are fundamental rights and there are plenty of safeguards in the US justice system designed to ensure that your rights are protected.


Warning: This content deviates from our normal subject matter so we do urge caution, since it does contain material and discussion that might be considered “offensive” to some sensitive individuals.


We receive a great many tips on possible stories to cover so when we received this one, it piqued our curiosity and we started digging. Anyone who is familiar with this blog knows that when we identify an issue, we start the research process that includes deep fact-finding to verify the facts and the actual issues. This case is no different — or is it? Actually, it is different in two important ways:

First, it is pretty one-sided because the one party, an individual calling himself “Jason Tantra,” apparently from Bristol, England, and operating a company called Tantra 4 Gay Men, a company with a Bristol, UK, address, is battling with an American organization, not a commercial entity but an apparently spiritual-religious entity, largely because of a difference in doctrine and interpretation of what exactly Mr Tantra (Sorry! But that’s what he calls himself, and has refused to give his real name.) is offering in his so-called “sensuality workshops,” that are being offered in places like New York (Manhattan), Massachusetts (Boston), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), and other “discreet” venues in the US. Of particular interest is a so-called “festival” that is hosted by the largely LGBT “retreat center” calling itself Easton Mountain Retreat Lodge, in New York.

Unfortunately, because Mr Tantra went ahead and complained to WordPress, the social media platform, about the articles, WordPress suspended the blog owner’s site — actually in violation of their own Terms of Service — and so we have no way of reviewing what the author posted or the impact it might have had. That’s a double-edged sword because (1) we normally would investigate both sides, and (2) if Mr Tantra caused the site to be permanently deleted by WordPress, Mr Tantra has no basis to prove his allegations.

The second difference is that we are not particularly interested in the superficial issues of a squabble between two individuals or organizations but the cherished principle of freedom of expression, and its protection at least in the United States of America under the provisions of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. That’s a serious issue that we will likely focus on and the question of the extent of a person’s right, if any such right exists, to deprive another person of his/her right to freedom of expression, even if person No. 1 feels that person No. 2 is unfair or inadequately informed. The second part of this question is that of due notice. In New York state, at least, before anyone can be deprived of his or her rights or privileges, the law requires that s/he be provided with due notice.If that is not done, then there is the possibility that yet another protected right, that of due process, may have been violated.

Now, of course,we operate as journalists and not as attorneys, so our questions may or may not have legal weight in a real-life dispute, but they are worth considering because if those rights can just be arbitrarily eroded just because of a difference of opinion or because there is some sort of economic competition between the parties, which is not the situation in this case, then it can affect each and every one of us in various ways. The cherished American protected right of freedom of expression, including opinions, should not be cast so lightly aside simply because one party has a paranoid delusion of competition or an inflated sense of right, or simply because he doesn’t like what someone has to say.

Unfortunately, thanks to Mr Tantra’s draconian step of somehow inducing WordPress to suspend not just the posts about Mr Tantra or his company but allegedly the blogger’s entire site, has, as mentioned above, deprived us of the opportunity to review the particular posts but also places Mr Tantra and his company in a very different light.

We are navigating perilously close to tyranny by private interests and corporations

Moreover, it raises important questions about your rights and the arbitrary and unilateral adverse actions taken by social media, especially relating to your right to express yourself. When social media operators like Facebook and others can simply vaporize an account or a site without having to give an explanation, we are navigating perilously close to tyranny by private interests and corporations, and government not protecting our rights.

You see, in the UK there are very different concepts of freedom of expression and the laws differ considerably; in the UK you’d have less protection and more liability, that is, if you are subject to those laws. In the United States, the rights of freedom of expression are constitutionally protected and have received very broad interpretation in the courts.

Mr Tantra is a UK subject allegedly working in the United States on some sort of a visa. He claims also that his company and its services received extensive scrutiny by “the Visa office” of the “US embassy,” who allegedly authorized him to operate his business in the United States. We have requested details of his claims but Mr Tantra has refused so far to produce any documentation.

Our information indicates that Mr Tantra operates his business not only in the United States generally, but in several states, including New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and others. This raises the question not only of authorization generally to operate a business in the US but to operate a business in several sister states. Again, Mr Tantra is silent on these questions.

A very salient question we posed in the course of our initial exchange was that of taxes. Does Mr Tantra file federal returns and state returns for his income and revenues generated by his activities in the several states in which he operates his business. Mr Tantra states that he does file returns, that an accountant files his returns, and that he pays substantial taxes, but Mr Tantra does not provide a taxpayer identification number or any other documentation of his claims. We have requested at least some proof of his statements but have not yet received any.

Mr Tantra operates a business in the United States but doesn’t actually say what it is. We have visited his Internet site and from what we can glean from the information there — it’s a bit confused and well, ambiguous and vague, but see for yourself. Here’s the link: Tantra 4 Gay Men / Jason Tantra. We have also viewed a number of his YouTube videos which we find a bit amateurish and rambling but there are clear indications on both his Internet site and his YouTube videos that his company concentrates on sex practices, intimacy, tantric (sensual) massage, orgasm, awakening and enlightenment, bliss, and ecstasy. All of the keywords we’ve been able to identify are oriented towards gay men or “men who love men.” Seems like an unusual type of business or company to receive authorization from a US embassy to operate in the United States but who are we to decide US policy, we’re only voters, citizens, and taxpayers. Right?

Whatever. We have asked Mr Tantra to provide any copies of any blog articles he have from the suspended blog. We have also requested specific information from Mr Tantra so that we can be fair and even-handed in our upcoming report.

Mr Tantra’s responses are rambling and in part contradictory so we don’t really know if he understands what we are asking for, or if he is refusing to provide the documentation. Of course, he is under no legal obligation to even talk us but we feel it is in his interest to cooperate. We can’t accept simple statements as proof of what he says; we need to have something solid, official to show he’s legit.

As most of our readers know, we know where to find information and so we have contacted state and federal agencies with our requests for information. But in the meantime if any of our readers know of Mr Jason Tantra or his company, Tantra 4 Gay Men, we’d like to hear from you.

Since we have far more than 400,000 readers worldwide, we’d like to hear from anyone, not just Americans or persons in the US, but anyone worldwide who knows of Mr Jason Tantra, his company, Tantra 4 Gay Men, or who has participated in any of his “programs.”

We’d particularly like to hear from the author of the posts that so upset Mr Tantra or the owner of the blog that was suspended at Mr Tantra’s demand. Better still, if anyone can provide copies of the blog articles concerned, that would be a real boon.

We do know that the gay retreat venue Easton Mountain, is hosting at least two Jason Tantra events this year: the Tantra4GayMen Diploma Program: Healing & Surrender Module (there are apparently 3 modules) and The Tantra Experience, and in past years has hosted Mr Tantra for a number of events and he is allegedly next presenting there June 22-28, 2019, for some kind of “diploma-certificate” program he offers. It gets pretty pricey at between $1,999-$2,199, depending on whether you want multiple occupancy rooms or camping. You can find his US offerings at US Events and Workshops.

We do emphasize that our interest in this case has nothing to do with the parties’ squabble or the particulars of their offerings, even considering we do not have the advantage of details from Mr Tantra’s alleged adversary. We are examining and investigating this case because of the First Amendment issues and the overall issues of doing business in the United States and the laws regarding taxation, filing of returns, what you can and cannot do with or without a license to do it, and generally the principles of freedom of expression.

Moreover by posting links to the various sites of interest we in no way whatsoever intend to suggest that we support or do not support those operators. The links are provided solely for the information of our readers and serve no other purpose or intent whatsoever.

We have communicated with Mr Tantra and have informed him that if we do not receive reliable documentation from him by June 5, 2019, we will proceed with our findings without his inputs. We feel that’s only fair.

We’ll get the answers one way or the other.

 

Update: We have initiated inquiries on this matter with the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and the Office of the United States Attorney, Civil Rights Office, in addition to our other inquiries.

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How Dare You! Arrogant Fascist!


DoDo Says

DoDo Says

Update: Election returns are in.
Typical of the Ravena News Herald, the returns are not published in the November 6, 2013, edition. The NH has inserted a note at the bottom of page 1 notifying readers/subscribers that the results will be published in next-week’s NH. Again, we’re doing what the Johnson News Paper Corp. and the Hudson-Catskill Newspapers apparently can’t do:
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How many ways are there for a newspaper to commit suicide? Just one: Get caught in a lie. Just ask John B. Johnson

How many ways are there for a newspaper to commit suicide?
Just one: Get caught in a lie.
Just ask John B. Johnson

Brief Recap of the Problem

As we all know, the local newspapers publish the profiles of all the candidates running for office in the issue of the newspaper appearing just prior to Election Day. This year, however, the News Herald and other newspapers that appear in the New Baltimore area refused to publish the Republican, Conservative, Independence party-endorsed candidates Nick Dellisanti, Jeff Russo, Shelly van Etten, Sally Russo and AnnMarie Vadney BUT they did publish a full-page set of profiles for the O’Rorke-5, none-of whom were endorsed by any major party.

On October 18, 2013, in an e-mail sent by Ravena News Herald editor Melanie Lekocevic to candidate AnnMarie Vadney, Lekocevic wrote:”

“I spoke with the editor of the Daily Mail about this. Our New Baltimore reporter, Jessica Mosier, will cover your story. Unfortunately she is away for the weekend and can’t make the Sunday event, but she will contact you next week to do a profile of the candidates. Her story would run in the Daily Mail, the Greene County News and the Ravena News-Herald.”

LIAR

LIAR

So, on October 31, 2014, all town of Coeymans candidates and the O’Rorke-5 (O’Rorke, Angelis, Schrauf, Brooks, Jordan) all got coverage in the Ravena News Herald, the Greene County News, and the Daily Mail. Nothing appeared for Dellisanti, Ruso, van Etten, Russo and Vadney. So this blog got involved and started asking questions, particularly of the Johnson Newspaper Corporation and the Hudson-Catskill Newspapers/the Columbia-Green Media Group/the RegisterStar, and e-mailed Lekocevic, and John B. Johnson, chairman of the Johnson Newspaper Corporation (owns the Hudson-Catskill Newspapers), as well as Mark Vinciguierra (formerly director of circulation for the Albany Times Useless), publisher of the Hudson-Catskill Newspapers (Register-Star and Daily Mail, both dailies, as well as the weekly Chatham Courier, Windham Journal, The Mountain Eagle, Ravena News-Herald and Greene County News). We e-mailed John Johnson, Mark Vinciguerra and the other editors and wanted to know Why the Hudson-Catskill Newspapers refused to publish the profiles of the New Baltimore Republican, Conservative and Independence party-endorsed candidates Dellisanti, Ruso, van Etten, Russo and Vadney?

Vinciguerra didn’t bother to respond but his boss did, and what he had to say was tantamount to “Screw you! New Baltimore!”

Here are just a few of John B.  Johnson’s choice expressions to cover his ass over the issue (the full text of Johnson’s comments are published on this blog, just go to the article and select “comments”). John B. Johnson says:

  • “Just because we had plans to do 1:1 interviews and then wasn’t able to fulfill those plans doesn’t mean you need to get your panties in a knot.  Sometimes shit happens and life changes.”
  • “One of our editors told you something and then changed their mind. My goodness, what a terrible transgression.”
  • “Tough cookies, Circumstances change and we adjust.”
  • “Unfortunately, 1 on 1 interviews didn’t work out.”

Meanwhile, Mark Vinciguerra spent more than 20 hours on this blog on November 4-5, and on November 5, Vinciguerra spent more than 7 hours on this blog. His boss, John B. Johnson, spent more than 2 hours reading this blog on November 4. Apparently they spend more time reading this blog than they do their own newspapers. Can’t imagine why? Could it be that the coverage of local issues on this blog are better than you get in the Hudson-Catskill Newspapers rags? You better believe it!

John B. Johnson, Johnson Newspaper Corp.: “Screw you! New Baltimore!” “Tough cookies.”

So, that’s how Johnson and Vinciguerra feel about their responsibilities to these communities:”Don’t get your panties in a knot.” “Tough cookies.” “Sometimes shit happens and life changes.” (Convince yourselves, Johnson’s comments are all published unedited on this blog!)  We think it’s time to show Johnson and Vinciguerra that we don’t appreciate being treated like yesterday’s bowel movement.

Our Response to Smart-ass Johnson and to No-Response Vinciguerra:

John B. Johnson

John B. Johnson

stick loserHOW DARE YOU DEPRIVE THE VOTERS OF THIS TOWN THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE INFORMED ABOUT THE CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR PUBLIC OFFICE AND THEN TO DISCRIMINATE, TO DARE TO SELECTIVELY PUBLISH THE PROFILES OF ONE GROUP AND NOT THE OTHER. YOU DON’T HAVE THAT RIGHT, YOU DON’T HAVE THAT AUTHORITY. WE AND THIS COMMUNITY WILL PURSUE THIS. BUT FIRST, OUR CALL WILL CONTINUE TO GO OUT TO RESIDENTS OF ALL THE AREA TO BOYCOTT YOUR PUBICATIONS AND TO CANCEL THEIR SUBSCRIPTIONS IN PROTEST. FURTHERMORE, WE ARE PUTTING OUT A CALL FOR OUR READERS TO BOYCOTT ANY BUSINESS ADVERTISING IN YOUR PUBLICATIONS UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT YOU AND YOUR PUBLISHER, MR MARK VENCIGUERRA, AND THE EDITORS OF ALL YOUR PUBLICATIONS SOLD IN THE NEW BALTIMORE AREAS ADMIT THE MISTAKE AND ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DAMAGE DONE TO THE CANDIDATES DELLISANTI, RUSO, VAN ETTEN, RUSSO AND VADNEY, AND PUBLISH YOUR APOLOGIES CONSPICUOUSLY IN THE RAVENA NEWS HERALD, THE GREENE COUNTY NEWS AND THE DAILY MAIL!

In the meantime, Mr John B. Johnson and Mr Mark Vinciguerra, you’d better pray real hard that Dellisanti, Ruso, vanEtten, Russo and Vadney take these elections by a landslide because you’ve really gotten us very, very pissed. That, sir, is a big mistake; you’re about to find out the real power of First Amendment free expression.

STAND UP NEW BALTIMORE VOTERS! JOIN US NEIGHBORS IN COEYMANS AND COXSACKIE! FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE FASCIST ARROGANCE OF THE CONTROLLED MEDIA IN OUR COMMUNITIES. FIGHT BACK WITH YOUR CHECKBOOKS AND WALLETS. BOYCOTT THE NEWS HERALD, THE GREENE COUNTY NEWS, THE DAILY MAIL. CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONS. PUT PRESSURE ON LOCAL BUSINESSES WHO ADVERTISE IN THOSE RAGS UNTIL STOP BUYING THERE AND TELL THEM WHY! JOHNSON AND VINCIGUERRA APOLOGIZE PUBLICLY TO THE CANDIDATES AND TO THE CITIZENS, THE VOTERS OF THESE COMMUNITIES!

This One's for You, John B. Johnson! Just tell us where you want us to put it!

This One’s for You,
John B. Johnson!

Just tell us where you want us to put it!

TOGETHER WE’LL GIVE THEM “TOUGH COOKIES!” TOGETHER WE’LL SHOW THEM WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE GET “OUR PANTIES IN A KNOT!” WE’LL SHOW THE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T KEEP YOUR WORD TO THE VOTERS OF THESE COMMUNITIES AND SEND US THE MESSAGE TO SCREW OFF, WHILE ABUSING OUR TRUST, ABUSING THE FIRST AMENDMENT, ABUSING THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS!

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Don’t Let the Door Hit You in the Ass, Johnson!
You’ll Be Next, Vinciguerra!
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“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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New Baltimore: How’s It Feel To Be F’d by the Local Rags?

In an E-mail to local Republican/Conservative/Independence Candidates, Melanie Lekocevic Commits to Publishing the Candidates’ Profiles But No Profiles are Published!

Has New Baltimore Come to This?!?

Has New Baltimore Come to This?!?

Thanks to the Johnson Newspaper Corporation, owners of the Catskill-Hudson Newspapers a.k.a. Columbia-Greene Media a.k.a. RegisterStar and better known as the Ravena News Herald, the Greene County News, and the Daily Mail, under Mr John Johnson, chairman, and Mr Mark Vinciguerra, publisher, have turned New Baltimore into a Fascist One-party Town.

That’s right! The candidates’ profiles for the O’Rorke-5, the No-Party, Republicans-running-as-Democrats, the “Your Town” candidates and the “Responsible to the People” candidate were all published in the local rags, the Ravena News Herald, the Greene County News, and the Daily Mail. And Melanie Lekocevic, editor of the Ravena News Herald writes in an October 18, 2013, email, confirming that reporter Jessica Mosier would cover the candidates. She writes:

I spoke with the editor of the Daily Mail about this. Our New Baltimore reporter, Jessica Mosier, will cover your story. Unfortunately she is away for the weekend and can’t make the Sunday event, but she will contact you next week to do a profile of the candidates. Her story would run in the Daily Mail, the Greene County News and the Ravena News-Herald.
Thanks again for keeping us in the loop.
Melanie
But it never happened! In fact, if you have access to the Ravena News Herald, the Green County News or the Daily Mail, you will see the vile O’Rorke-5 profiled but NOTHING about their opponents, the Republican / Conservative / Independence party candidates, Dellisanti, Ruso, van Etten, Russo and Vadney!
One Party? One Media Informing Citizens? Fixed Elections? = FASCISM The Nazis in Town Hall

One Party? One Media Informing Citizens? Fixed Elections?
= FASCISM
The Nazis in Town Hall

 Why were the Republican / Conservative / Independence party Candidates IGNORED by the Johnson Newspaper Corporation-owned Ravena News Herald, the Green County News or the Daily Mail?!?

Why did the editorial staff and publishers of the Catskill-Hudson Newspapers / Columbia Media Group decide NOT to give the New Baltimore Republican / Conservative / Independence party candidates the same publicity, the same space, at the same time they gave it to the O’Rorke-5, who are running under a handful of rag-tag parties, and to all of the Coeymans candidates? Just check out the Ravena News Herald of October 31, 2013. WTF is going on here?

We have a copy of an e-mail response from an advisor to/supporter of the New Baltimore Republican / Conservative / Independence candidates, who tells them in no uncertain terms how he feels the candidates should proceed (QUOTE):

    • You should have pressed charges against Janet Angelis for tampering with your campaign signs and violating not only your civil rights but also NYS election law [and criminal law for theft].
    •  You should have challenged the New Baltimore prohibiition on protected political speech in the prejudicial letter from the New Baltimore code enforcement dumbass and forced it out into the open so that New Baltimore residents would be aware of the fascists in town hall.
    • You should have pursued the issue of intimidation of Mrs Baldwin to remove your signs from her property by “a woman from the church”, the only woman from Mrs Baldwin’s church who had an interest in doing that would have been Janet Brooks, who is concerned about her pension and, in the likely event that she is defeated, would not get as much as her greed demands.
       
      As concerns the Johnson Newspaper Corporation, the Catskill-Hudson Newspapers, the Register Star, the Columbia-Greene Media group or whatever they’re calling themselves, and Mr Johnsnon, Mr Vinciguerra, Ms Lekocevic, and Ms Mosier you have very clear-cut issues that, again, you have not outlined sufficiently to serve adequate notice upon the newspaper group of your damage claims to yourselves, your campaign, and to this community, as well as your demands for restitution and cure of the damage done by their indifference, negligence, or conspiracy.
       
      Vinciguerra is trying to cover his ass by acting ignorant and putting a moronic spin on the situation in a vainglorious attempt to deflect liability and worse from himself, his staff, and his employers. The written record clearly disposes of Vingiguerras meritless arguments for what they are: purest, unmitigated bullshit.
       
      You and your team must petition the Greene County Board of Elections to postpone the elections because you have been egregiously disadvantaged by the said newspapers. This will also serve to draw public attention to the misconduct of the newspapers and to the way political campaigns have been operating and apparently still are operating in this region.
       
      As for the approach to the said newspapers and the concerned employees, from where I am a sitting they have unlawfully influenced the electoral process and the elections. You must demand not only that the Greene County Board of Elections postpone the elections  until you and your colleagues can get equal and equivalent coverage in terms of publication of your profiles in the newspapers mentioned in the Lekocevic email, that is, the same or substantially equivalent treatment as the treatment your opponents received in the same publications. That is the absolute minimum acceptable resolution to this matter. Then and only then can the elections be held with any semblance of justics and fairness.
       
      Once that is done as the only fair and equitable solution to the present incredibly scurrilous and egregious situation
       
      Because of this conspicuous neglect of your team, while the opposition and all other campaigns have been given equal newsprint, your campaign and your candidates have de facto been deleigitimized, disenfranchised, marginalized, deauthenticated and reduced to shadows in this election. The New Baltimore community and New Baltimore residents have been deprived of essential intelligence and substantive facts that would have unquestionably influenced their decisions at the polling places on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. There are civil and possibly criminal consequences in this present situation.
       
      I suggest you get tough, even at this late stage in the game. First things first, though: You must immediately bring this to the attention of the Greene County Board of Elections and get the elections postponed. Too much is at stake her not to make that petition.
       
      Once that is done, you can consult on the legal issues, and the possibility of bringing civil and criminal charges.
       
      Report this incident immediately to the New York State Board of Elections and to the New York State Office of the Attorney General, as well as to the Greene County District Attorney. NOW!!!! Get moving on this!
       
      And if Jean Horne doesn’t support this opinion, move without her! She’s a RINO and is starting to show signs she’s self-destructive and taking the local Republican/Conservative  organization with her.
       
      All of the above MUST be done REGARDLESS of the expected or real outcome of the elections. The outcome of the elections will be important but cannot change the facts.
       
      I will ensure this gets into the right hands for Internet coverage.

How do you feel about all of this, New Baltimore citizens, voters? How about letting the New York State Attorney General know how you feel! How about letting the New York State Board of Elections and the Greene County Board of Elections know how you feel! How about letting Mr Mark Vinciguerra, publisher of the local rags know how you feel!

The Johnson Newspaper Corporation
John B. Johnson
Chief Executive Officer / Co-PublisherWatertown Daily Times
260 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: 315-661-2304
jbj@wdt.net

The Register Star
One Hudson City Centre, Suite 202, Hudson, N.Y. 12534
Phone: 518.828.1616
Fax: 518.671.6050
Publisher: Mark Vinciguerra, ext. 2401
mvinciguerra@registerstar.com

Eric T. Schneidemann
Attorney GeneralOffice of the Attorney General
The Capitol
Albany, NY 12224-0341
 
NYS Board of Elections
40 North Pearl Street, Suite 5
Albany, NY 12207-272
Phone: (518) 474-6220
Election Operations:  (518) 473-5086
info@elections.ny.gov 

Greene County Board of Elections
Thomas J. Burke Commissioner  tburke@discovergreene.com
Brent Bogardus Commissioner  bbogardus@discovergreene.com
411 Main Street
Catskill NY, 12414
Phone: 518-719-3550
Fax: (518) 719-3784
email:  elections@discovergreene.com

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In Coeymans:

Marty Case NO!
Tom Boehm NO!
Dawn Rogers NO!
Michelle Maddage NO!

In New Baltimore:

Susan O’Rorke NO!
Janet Angelis NO!
Hilary Schrauf NO!
Diane Jordan NO!
Janet Brooks NO!

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VOTE YES for Dellisanti, Ruso, vanEtten, Russo, and Vadney

VOTE YES! for Dellisanti, Ruso, van Etten, Russo, and Vadney
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Demand Truth and Fair Plain in Our Local Newspapers!
Demand a Pulbic Apology from John B. Johnson, owner of the Johnson Newspaper Corp., and Mark Vinciguerra, publisher of the Catskill-Hudson Newspapers, and Melanie Lekecevic, editor of the Ravena News Herald. Fire Melanie Mosier for refusing to cover the New Baltimore Republican, Conservative, Independence candiates!

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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Definite Rejects: Town of Coeymans

In the Town of Coeymans

Just Little Lies...But Lots of Them! Case, Boehm, Rogers, Maddage

Just Little Lies…But Lots of Them!
Case, Boehm, Rogers, Maddage

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VOTE NO!
Martin “Marty” Case

no_smallMartin Case running for Coeymans Town Supervisor
In General, we feel that Martin Case will do to Coeymans what he and the mayor John Bruno have done to Ravena: They’ve made Ravena a ghost town, a slum and a dictatorship. We can just imagine Marty Case reaching over to kiss mayor Bruno’s hairy butt from Coeymans town hall. God forbid! Marty Case has closed his eyes to civil rights abuses in Ravena, has allowed the town to misuse taxpayer money to fund an illegal health and fitness center, has supported favoritism of every kind, including appointing Cathy Deluca to be the director of the illegal fitness center without giving other more qualified people a chance to apply. Marty Case is a full-time social studies teacher but has done nothing for youth in Ravena. In fact, Case has not spoken out against Nancy Warner’s and John Bruno’s harassing of the local kids and has done nothing to support the Ravena-Coeymans Youth and Teen Activities Center. Case touts his many jobs in Ravena but doesn’t explain his plan to get Ravena out of the ugly condition it’s in. Instead, he claims he can work for Coeymans. Case is unrealistic, insincere, and a phoney. If you want Coeymans to turn into a big Ravena over night, he’s your man. If you want to get the crooks and the favoritism out of local government, VOTE NO! on Marty Case. (One question that we do have is this: Is Marty Case going to quit his teacher’s job to do the Coeymans supervisor’s job? Both are full-time positions, you know. Or which one is going to get short-changed? The kids or the town? Marty hasn’t answered that question yet, has he?)
And while we’re talking about deceit, Case is running on the promise to improve relations between Ravena and Coeymans. He’s had plenty of time to do that while on the Ravena village council but there he only backed mummy mayor John “Black Mamba” Bruno and hatchet-woman Nancy Warner in badmouthing the Town of Coeymans. How’s he propose to improve relations as supervisor? By handing the town over to his godfather Ravena mayor John Bruno?
Case “supporters” , a couple of dozen or so, mostly from the village of Ravena, most all from the same family and right from the families of village employees, and all typewritten, no signatures, sent out an illiterate letter begging for votes. Read the deceptive, phoney pack of lies at Case Begs for Votes.

Marty Case is a Phoney!

no_smallThomas “Tom” Boehm running for Coeymans town council

VOTE NO! Thomas "Tom" Boehm

VOTE NO!
Thomas “Tom” Boehm

Tom Boehm is another blow-hard. He’s done nothing for Coeymans that can be called positive. He works for the Albany Chamber of Commerce but has not used that connection to do anything for Coeymans at all. Boehm is a nasty backstabber, as anyone in Coeymans town hall can tell you. He’s in tight with Coeymans dodo cop Darlington and his nest of thugs. Boehm is a saboteur, an obstacle creator, a wedge in the gears of good, clean, honest government in Coeymans. Boehm hooked up with Darlington recently to put on a dog and pony act to deceive the public into thinking that Coeymans is a drug hell and that recent drug busts are a credit to the Coeymans police department. It was all a smoke and mirrors act and the press gobbled it up because it was yet another scandal, another stain on Coeymans. We don’t need our elected officials to make fools of this community; we need people in elected office who will point out the good points of a community of hard working and honest citizens. We don’t need another elected official who is a liar and a member of the croney-club. We don’t need another politician in local government who does favors in return for favors (which is what he’s doing with Darlington). We won’t go on and on about Tom Boehm because we have already reported on Boehm the Bum on this blog several times. Just search “Boehm” for relevant articles. We certainly don’t need another blow-hard do-nothing in local government. Get rid of Boehm the Bum and get someone who will do something positive for the town of Coeymans! You have a choice, you know.

Tom Boehm is a Blowhard Phoney!

no_smallDawn Rogers running for Coeymans town council

VOTE NO! Dawn Rogers

VOTE NO!
Dawn Rogers

Dawn Rogers may be a lack-luster non-achiever on the Coeymans town board. But we think we know why. We think Tom Boehm has bullied her like he likes to bully the other women in Coeymans town hall. We think that Tom Boehm and Tom Dolan have pushed her and Peter Masti into a corner and have intimidated them to the point that they appear to be chair-warmers and nothing else. Don’t get us wrong, we can’t point out anything that Dawn Rogers has done that would credit her with anything worth mentioning but if voters get rid of Boehm and eventually Dolan, Rogers, if re-elected may be able to take a deep breath and actually do something. Given the opportunity, we’d replace her in a New-York-minute but if there’s no other alternative to Rogers, she’d be the lesser of evils to keep on the board. She’ll continue to be useless if Boehm stays but if Boehm stays the whole game is lost, anyway. Boehm is poison to public officials like Rogers and Masti. We say if Boehm goes, keep Rogers and let her prove herself. If there’s a candidate with some guts to replace Rogers, once Boehm is gone, we’d replace her.

Dawn Rogers is a … What is she, anyway?

no_smallMichelle Maddage running for Coeymans town clerk

VOTE NO! Michelle Maddage

VOTE NO!
Michelle Maddage

Michelle Maddage is the biggest joke on the ballott! The poor nitwit hasn’t a clue what her so-called friends, like Gregory Darlington, have done to her. If she’s that stupid, we certainly don’t need her anywhere near public office! But the biggest joke is this: Maddage has nothing to offer, no experience, no education, no record of public service, no résumé of management experience. The simple fact that she has allowed herself to be manipulated into becoming a public mockery is enough to disqualify her immediately. The main point, however, is that she is running against a very popular, very professional, very loved incumbent Town Clerk! Diane Millious has more than 24 years of experience in the clerk’s office. Yes, voters, that’s how much experience Diane Millious has! In fact, before she even ran for town clerk, she had already 10 years of experience as deputy town clerk. Maddage has allowed herself to become a twit; she’s too friendly with too many of the Coeymanazis to do the rest of us any good anyway. The fact that she has allowed herself to be made into a pathetic clown, not knowing her limitations, is clear proof she’s not the stuff we need in any public office, unless she continues to be an administrative assistant or a secretary.

Michelle Maddage is a Clown (thanks to her “friends”)!

Well, there you have it. Our reasons for recommending that town of Coeymans and  voters VOTE NO! on the above candidates. If our readers want to know more about many of these candidates, we have published quite a few articles about them in the past, and you can easily search this blog for those articles.

We are not telling our readers how to vote but only to be sure to vote and when voting, to know something about the people you are voting for. We publish stuff they don’t want you to know and you won’t find in their newspaper profiles. That’s for certain.

It is our policy to ask our readers to please comment on our articles. We also want to hear from the candidates themselves with any information or clarification that might make our comments less severe, or which will shed some light on some of the points we have made. All comments are welcome and, if on topic and civil, will be published.

VOTE YES for Dellisanti, Ruso, vanEtten, Russo, and Vadney

VOTE NO! for  Case, Boehm, Rogers, Maddage
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An Open Letter to NYS Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Andrew Vale


Stop the Silence! End the Intimidation, Injustice, Abuse of Our Civil Rights!
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For Months the Citizens of Our Communities have been Complaining to State and Federal Offices Literally Begging for Investigation into the Numerous Abuses being Suffered by Citizens in our Communities on a Day-to-Day Scale. Complaints to our local officials and public employees are ignored. Local law enforcement is corrupt and indifferent, frequently disposing of citizen and resident complaints on a whim or because the complaint is being made against a favored person, usually a political ally or a relative. While unlawful search warrants are being granted by our local ignorant village and town justices, our rogue police force executes them to gain political capital and to ensure their survival or the survival of their village and town council handlers. The local police and school officials focus on our children to retaliate against parents. The result is fear, intimidation, anxiety and abuse of rights. (See our articles: Coeymans: Tom Boehm Tries to Save His Political Ass, Holds “Press Conference” (Coeymans police Chief Darlington joins with local dems Tom Boehm and Tom Dolan to cop some political capital and dupe the press); Police State in Ravena-Coeymans? You’re kidding. Right?; Ravena-Coeymans Police State + Ignorant Town Justice = Treason!; More Coeymans Police Misconduct: We Want Answers!, and more, much more!)

Complaints to government agencies are an ongoing joke whether they go to the Department of Education, the New York State Comptroller’s Office, or the local office of the FBI. Citizens and residents cannot trust their local officials, their local police, and the Albany County District Attorney, P. David Soares, is just as corrupt and entrenched in the politics and political machine to be rendered untrustworthy and ineffective, unless it’s as a tool for the very abuses and injustice he has taken an oath to defend us against, but fails to do so.

The situation has hit critical mass and we are fed up and unwilling to witness the continued abuse of our residents, the violation of their civil rights, the corruption of the democratic process. It’s time for action; time for ultamatums. Time to issue public demands to the New York State Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman, and to the federal law enforcement representative, Special Agent Andrew Vale.

Justice is Broken in Ravena-Coeymans and New Baltimore

Justice is Broken in Ravena-Coeymans and New Baltimore

An Open Letter to the New York State Attorney General

Eric T. Schneiderman
Office of the Attorney General
The Capitol
Albany, NY12224-0341

and to

The Special Agent in Charge, Albany Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Special Agent-in-Charge Andrew Vale
FBI Albany Field Office
200 McCarty Avenue
Albany, NY12209

Mr Schneiderman, Mr Vale:

We are directing this communication to you as the chief law – enforcement executive of the State of New York, to the New York State Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman, and the local federal representative of law enforcement serving this region and representing the United States Department of Justice, the Agent in Charge of the Albany office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Special Agent Andrew Vale.

Mr Schneiderman, we remind you that you are head of the New YorkState department of law, you as the state Attorney General are both the “People’s Lawyer” and the State’s chief legal officer. As the “People’s Lawyer,” you as Attorney General serve as the guardian of the legal rights of the citizens of New York, its organizations and its natural resources. In your role as the State’s chief legal counsel, you, Attorney General Schneiderman, not only advise the Executive branch of State government, but also defend actions and proceedings on behalf of the State and its people.

You, Mr Schneiderman, as Attorney General serve all New Yorkers in matters affecting our daily lives. Your offices, Mr Schneiderman, and the Attorney General’s Office generally is charged with the statutory and common law powers to protect consumers and investors, charitable donors, the public health and environment, civil rights, and the rights of wage-earners and businesses across the State.

You, Mr Schneiderman, have failed us and have failed in your mission to the citizens of Albany County, of the communities of Ravena – Coeymans, and of the town of New Baltimore. You have cast a blind eye to the corruption under which we are living, and are indifferent to the abuses committed against us. It would appear, Mr Schneiderman, that political interests have smothered our civil rights.

We remind you, Special Agent Vale that, according to the FBI website, “the mission of the FBI is to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.” The FBI’s mission explicitly includes combating public corruption at all levels, protect civil rights, as well as terrorism.

We remind you also that your core values include:[1]

  • Rigorous obedience to the Constitution of the United States;
  • Respect for the dignity of all those we protect;
  • Compassion;
  • Fairness;
  • Uncompromising personal integrity and institutional integrity;
  • Accountability by accepting responsibility for our actions and decisions and the consequences of our actions and decisions; and
  • Leadership, both personal and professional.

We are calling you to accountability, Mr Vale, because from where we are observing, you are failing in your mission and your core values! It would appear, Mr Vale, that political interests have smothered our civil rights.

While the Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares cannot possibly be unaware of the outrageous situations under his nose and perpetrated on his watch given the facts, for example, that on October 22 our statistics counter showed that the Albany DA visited this blog no less than 25 times! The Albany County DA spends outrageous amounts of time on this blog; for example,on October 24 (24 hour period) Soares’ office was on this blog a total of 21 hours 42minutes and 15 seconds, on  October 25 a total of 8 hours 5 minutes 9 seconds, on October 28, 8 hours 14 minutes 17 seconds! There is no possible way that Albany County DA P. David Soares could be unaware of the abuses of public office, the obstruction of justice, the civil rights abuses, the outright criminality that goes on in the Coeymans police department and elsewhere in these communities. But local officials like Ravena village justice Harold Warner (his daughter is an attorney employed in the DA’s office) and Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington’s wife (a secretary in Soares’ office), which may be a clue why Soares has failed in his oath, his obligations, his duties to his adopted country, the United States, and his adopted people, us Americans. (P. David Soares was born in Brava, Cape Verde, an island off the coast of West Africa. Soares comes from a culture where corruption abounds, civil and human rights abuses are routine, women are third class citizens. It’s no wonder Soares is a womanizer, unethical, a closet racist, and doesn’t quite get how we operate in the United States.) Soares is a cog in the wheels of the corrupt Albany Democrat machine, just like our corrupt local officials. (Source: Soares’ biography, “About David.”)

Has the Apple gone Rotten?

Has the Apple gone Rotten?

Even the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, under the command of another local boy, Sheriff Craig Apple, has its own skeletons. One of those skeletons is recently “promoted” Kerry Thompson, now Deputy Chief for law enforcement (is this a joke?) under Chief Deputy Paul M. Courcelle, Kerry, who is also lieutenant and “assistant” to Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington and — you really couldn’t make this stuff up — is married to Darlington’s sister!  (See our article: Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple: Has the Apple Gone Rotten?)

Even store chains like Trader Joe’s won’t allow a manager’s close family member to work in the same store! What’s going on here, we ask? There’s a word for this situation and behavior: INCEST!

There is no just, fair or ethical reason why the citizen/resident must individually go to the poorhouse by bringing private suit for public purpoes, when you, Mr Schneiderman, and you, Mr Vale, have the duty and responsibilities as set forth above, and are required upon notice to take law enforcement and prosecution action against public servants and officials who violate the law! It is our job to notify you of wrongdoing by our public officials and public servants; it is your job to follow up and to prosecute. Let’s not make any mistakes on these points. So get moving, gentlemen!

We Want It Stopped!!!

We Want It Stopped!!!

By way of prologue, we would like to express our extreme indignation and disappointment at your performance, Mr Schneiderman and Mr Vale, and pathetic state of awareness, despite the red flags sent up by local citizens, the media, and other indicators pointing to the deplorable state of government and law enforcement in this region, to wit: Albany County, the municipalities of Ravena – Coeymans and generally southern Albany county, and northeastern Greene county, particularly the town of New Baltimore.

Our main question is this: What are you doing in your positions? What are you doing to ensure the sanctity of the law, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, or the safety and wellbeing of the citizens who, in good faith, delegate to you their natural moral rights of autonomy, dignity, consent, common good, etc. If we are to rely on our experiences to date the answer to that question would be: pitifully little.

We are aware that your offices have been informed by individuals of the situation currently existing in the Ravena – Coeymans community with regard to the violations of rights, political corruption, obstruction of justice. We are also aware that your offices, if they are conducting their business ethically and diligently, should be aware of the decades – long history of abuses in these communities and the suffering of our residents. You should be aware of the discrepancies and deficiencies in fiscal responsibility and the corruption that is rampant in these communities. You should be aware if only you read the local media rags or monitor local news. Are you on this planet on a regular basis?

We citizens are all too aware of the fact that acting alone or turning to you as individuals is fruitless; you ignore us. You are indifferent to us. We are too small to waste your precious time on. Well, sirs, this is where your attitude is going to change. Now we are going public in a big way. Your wake – up call is here and now!


angry u betchaWe have had enough of your ridiculous branding of disgruntled citizens as “terrorists.” That’s not going to work any more. In Boston in 1773, a bunch of citizens were disgruntled and the result was the Boston Tea Party; In August 1776 (not on July 4th!) the majority of the delegates to the 2nd Continental Congress signed off on the Declaration of Independence. On April 12, 1861, a civil war started because of injustices. In 1848 the Liberty Party made women’s suffrage a plank in their platform and in 1920, women achieved the right to vote with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. In 1964 the Civil Rights Act was passed. But with all that history of dissent, civil disobedience, and enactment of laws to prevent abuse of citizens, we sense that something has been lost along the way; our public servants and elected officials have become indifferent, even ignorant of the rights guaranteed by the sacred documents of American freedoms, the Constitution and its Amendments.


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Right here in this community our public servants, our law enforcement bodies are egregiously violating our civil rights and the laws of this state and this country. Our elected officials are egregiously and arrogantly indifferent to our civil rights and the laws of this state and this country. Our complaints and claims fall on deaf ears and our rights and recourse are ignored and we are disenfranchised by the high costs of legal representation and the deep pockets of the insurance companies hired by our own people, our own elected and public officials to defend them against us, the very people they have taken oaths to serve!

Our complaints and notices to you, the New York state law enforcement executive and to the enforcement agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation go ignored, or become part of an ongoing investigation file. Worse still, they are “investigated” and then dismissed, adding insult to the injury already suffered.

Any candidate with the courage to come out against the machines operating in our village, town and city halls is either silenced by boards of election that hide behind non – disclosure, secrecy, and protection of their confidentiality. If the candidate survives the challenges of the opposition and the corruption of the boards of election, they have to face the violations of their civil rights by local sign ordinances, or the hooliganism of campaign sign vandals and thieves, the criminal conduct perpetrated by their unprincipled lawless opponents, and the indifference or non – response of local law enforcement to their claims. The democratic process has become a farce; cliques are in control and citizens have been literally disenfranchised. The laws enacted by our local governments are facially unconstitutional and are being enforced by a local ignorant police department. We have become a police state, in other words.

Local democrat candidates steal, destroy, remove their opponents’ campaign signs with impunity! In the town of New Baltimore alone one candidate, Janet I. Angelis, running for a seat on the town council, went around and removed the signs of her opponents’ campaign signs and was idiotic enough to have delivered them to one of the candidates with a lecture! (See our article: New Baltimore Democrat Town Board Candidate Janet ANGELIS Caught Moving, Stealing Opponents’ Campaign Signs!) Again in New Baltimore, the Democrat candidates intimidated a local elderly widow to remove the Republican/Conservative signs from her property (The signs have yet to be recovered a week later!) (Read our article: New Baltimore. Now Intimidation of the Elderly: Take Down Those Signs!) And those are just two examples of recent occurrences in the town of New Baltimore in Greene County (Greene County DA: Terry Wilhelm (R), Greene County Sheriff: Gregory Seely (R)). These are blatant violations of protected rights, civil rights, violations of New York State election law, violations of criminal law and where are our local law enforcement officials?

Civil rights, protected rights, obstruction of justice, conspiracy, indifference, abuse of public office are conspicuously obvious and yet those in authority cast a blind eye on what’s happening to our American homeland.

Mr Schneiderman, Mr Vale we in the Albany, Ravena – Coeymans, and New Baltimore communities don’t give a whit about the apparent propaganda so urgently circulated about so – called sovereign citizens, about terrorist threats, about drug cartels and the like. We have our own hometown terrorists and our own hometown terrorism oppressing right here and now.

Mr Schneiderman, Mr Vale we accuse you of ignoring our complaints, our suffering. We accuse you of failing to protect the laws of the land and the protected rights granted by the United States Constitution and its Amendments. We accuse you of indifference to us!

This Open Letter demands your attention and action. This Open Letter demands your proactive investigation into these complaints. This Open Letter demands that you immediately do your jobs, the jobs that you are being paid by the taxpayers of this land to do, and to immediately bring the perpetrators of the injustices complained of to justice, and to bring justice and fair play, the rule of law, back to our communities.

We demand action NOW. This is no individual citizen requesting your attention to an injustice in a poorly drafted letter. This is a pubic demand calling you and your agencies out publicly to investigate, prosecute, and correct.

In the context of this demand we are attaching several documents that are illustrative of the abuses and criminality in these communities.

We are living in a police-state! We cannot turn to our local law enforcement because they are far too corrupt to do justice. Our own Coeymans police chief, Gregory Darlington, is incompetent and is a tool of such dirty cops like Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca, rogue cops like Ryan Johnson, and tainted law enforcement like Albany County Sheriff Department employee, Kerry Thompson, and others as well as self-interested petty politicians like Thomas Boehm and Thomas Dolan! We cannot turn to our Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares because he is far too entrenched in the machine and far too compromised by his own surly ambitions and lack of ethics; in Albany county, the democrat machine has descended far to deeply in the mire of corruption to be of any possible use to its citizens. (Please see our article: Ravena-Coeymans Police State + Ignorant Town Justice = Treason!, Police State in Ravena-Coeymans? You’re kidding. Right? The other examples are too numerous to list here. We suggest a search of any of those names on this blog.)

Mr Schneiderman, Mr Vale, it is your indifference and the indifference of your predecessors and your handlers, as well as of the offices of the New York State Department of State and the Office of the New York State Comptroller, offices that go through the motions with their decisions and audits, but whose bite is gentle and toothless, whether by political necessity or by indifference, that has allowed this deplorable state of affairs to have reached this point of intolerability. It is up to you and your agencies to correct it forthwith and to meet your obligations to the citizens of these communities.

You cannot continue to ignore this situation. You need only to survey this blog to get the truth, to learn the real story straight from our citizens. We live in fear of retaliation, of discriminatory and selective law enforcement, of double –  even triple – standards, of cronyism, of public corruption. Our citizens are being abused, our laws are being broken, and our civil rights are being violated; we want something done NOW!

For the citizens of Albany County, Ravena – Coeymans, New Baltimore New York,

The Editor

Enclosures (with permission for release by the complainant(s)):

Put Your Face Here The Editor

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“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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