Friday, October 24, 2008

Another Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY Distinction: The Martiniz Fragging Case

The first Iraq war fraggin case getting ready to go to trial (at last),
and the guy happens to be from my home town!

Way to go Troy,Rensselaer Co., NY!

Click on title above for full story.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rensselaer Co. Ballott Boo Boo Makes Colbert Report

Story by IRENE JAY LIU, Capitol bureau
Last updated: 1:04 p.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Stephen Colbert gave a shout-out and a "wag of the finger" to Rensselaer County on Tuesday night's episode of "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central.

As we reported on Friday, Board of Elections officials sent out absentee ballots to around 300 voters with the misspelled name "Barack Osama" on the Democratic line.

The story was picked up by the national press, but you know you've made a serious flub when you get a finger in your face from the bespectacled king of late-night political satire.

Click title above for article and "Capital Confidential" link to video-clip.

"The Troy Incident" Inspires a New Group

On April 27, 1953, at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, Professor Herbert Clark and his students entered a metal shack that served as a laboratory for their radiochemistry class. All the Geiger counters were registering radiation many times the normal rate. The students carried the radiation measuring devices to areas on campus noting the high readings. Assuming the previous night's heavy rains had washed some atmospheric radiation onto the campus, Dr. Clark contacted John Harley, an associate at the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission's Health and Safety office in New York City. Dr. Clark summarized the details of campus measurements from his class. Gamma radiation on the ground was ten to five hundred times normal; beta ray radiation was even higher and hot spots of even higher readings were found in rainspouts and puddles.

Later that day, Dr. Clark learned there had been an atomic bomb test conducted by the AEC in the Nevada desert two days earlier. The mushroom cloud had reached 40,000 feet into the atmosphere then drifted 2,300 miles across the United States in a northeasterly direction. It passed over Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania before being caught up in a storm that dropped rain on upstate New York, southern Vermont and parts of Massachusetts.

Dr. Clark's students took their geiger counters on the road and began measuring the radioactivity on the ground, roof shingles and vegetation wherever they stopped in Albany, Saratoga Springs, and Schenectady, New York. Typical readings were twenty to one hundred times higher than normal. This has become known as "the Troy incident."

Click on title above to go to new group created to address this issue.

Friday, October 17, 2008

APE Activist Goes APE for Husband in Court

Remind me to write a little later on about how it went for us in in court today, again with the thieving partners thing. It will be a story of lying lawyers, judges and deceptive judicial practices. We are being "bantied about" from court to court like a ping-pong ball cause no one wants to do their job and get down to the business of meteing out justice. It seems to be all about money (what else) and a quick dispostion...we are caught up in the modern day "conveyor-belt" system of justice. There is none to be had here really at all.

While I gocha here, click onto the title above to see our new "Go Ape" site.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

A Reminder to Myself

Welcome Fall!

Three Things I must Do this Winter;

1. Work on the Qarr v. Neer case to have it to them by Christmas 08

2. File the papers to contest my mothers will (only insofar as to require a proper internment of her and my fathers earthly remains (ashes)

3. Work on the proposed amendments to the Farm Bill and the Economic Stimulus Act to have them ready for submission to the 111th Congressional Session

...starting right now

UPDATE: April 15, 2009 6 months later;

Well, scratch #1 for now (more important things have come up)
Still working on #2 & 3