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3 WPHS STUDENTS WIN ESSAY CONTEST OF 48 ENTREES. THE TOPIC: WHAT FREE SPEECH MEANS TO ME

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WHITE PLAINS CITY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE ESSAY WINNERS AND PARENTS:

(L TO R) MR. SAWANT, MRS. BECK,ELLEN BERGER, ESSAY COMMITTEE CHAIR, STATE SENATOR SHELLEY MAYER, STATE SENATOR MAJORITY LEADER, ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS, SAUMYA SAWANT, 2ND Prize; NATHAN BECK, 3rd Prize; HOLLY GEORGE, 1st PRIZE ESSAYIST; TIM JAMES, CHAIR OF WHITE PLAINS DEMOCRATIC CITY COMMITTEE, SPONSORS OF THE CONTEST; AND MRS. AND MR. GEORGE. 

 

WPCNR ABOUT TOWN. By John F. Bailey. July 14, 2024:

Three White Plains High School students were announced as the three winners among 48 essayist entrees had their essays judged the best of the Democratic City Committee Annual essay contest Saturday at Westchester Hills Country Club.

New York State Senators, Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Shelley Mayer attended the celebratory luncheon in honor of the three best in show writers and their parents in a lively give and take discussion with the three winners.

Getting to know the reasons behind the winning essays: State Senator Shelley Mayer, far left,Tim James,2nd from left, Mrs. George, Holly George, Mr. George, and Ellen Berger in the pre-luncheon discussion on Free Speech.

Ellen Berger Chairwoman of the Essay contest told WPCNR  the number of essays submitted was 48 the largest field of essays received ever in the four-year contest originated by the Club.

The three winners were selected from a committee of 9 who read all 48  essays not knowing who the students were, backgrounds, or grades.

Holly George a sophomore going to be Junior at WPHS won Essay First Prize and a check for $750.

Saumya  Sawant, a June Class of 2024 graduate of WPHS Essay was selected Second Prize winner of $300.

Nathan Beck, a sophomore won Third Prize of $150.

Prizes were donated by the City Committee

Ms. Berger said the three winning Essayists were very impressive and insightful, and  considering further education in law, medicine, and possibly engineering. She also said that Senators Stewart-Cousins and Mayer were highly impressed with questions the students asked during the luncheon and the Senators’ experiences in politics

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JULY 13–SENATOR GILLEBRAND INTRODUCES SUPREME COURT REFORM LEGISLATION INCLUDES TERM LIMITS

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Following extensive allegations of misconduct by Supreme Court justices – including secretly accepting lavish gifts and luxury trips, failing to disclose conflicts of interest, and failing to recuse themselves from cases in which they have a vested stake – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced her support for the Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency (SCERT) Act and the Supreme Court Biennial Appointments and Term Limits Act, bills that would reform the court by mandating more robust ethics and transparency requirements and imposing term limits for Supreme Court justices.

The Supreme Court is facing a legitimacy crisis,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Justices have secretly accepted private jet travel, lavish hunting retreats, yacht vacations, and more from groups with cases before the court or a vested interest in their outcome. They operate with little to no oversight and rule on cases in which they face a conflict of interest. It’s unacceptable and it cannot continue. Today, I am announcing the SCERT Act, commonsense legislation to hold justices on our nation’s highest court to the same high standards as other public officials.   

“I also support legislation to establish term limits for SCOTUS justices. This bill will depoliticize an increasingly partisan appointment process by allowing each president to nominate two justices per term. Regular appointments of justices will help ensure that the court reflects the will of American people. These reforms are long overdue and I look forward to fighting to get them passed.”

Specifically, the Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act would: 

  • Require the Supreme Court to develop and make public all of its ethics rules and procedures, including its code of conduct
  • Require judges to recuse themselves from cases in which they have a clear conflict of interest or put the question of recusal up to a panel of impartial judges
  • Mandate public, written explanations for all recusal decisions
  • Establish a process for the public to submit ethics complaints against Supreme Court justices and establish an investigatory panel to evaluate complaints
  • Require Supreme Court justices to disclose the same information about gifts, travel, and reimbursements as members of Congress
  • Address conflicts of interest between judges and parties submitting amicus briefs by requiring those parties to disclose any gifts, lobbying, or spending related to the judge

The Supreme Court Biennial Appointments and Term Limits Act would: 

  • Require the appointment of a new Supreme Court justice every two years and regulate appellate jurisdiction cases so that only the nine most recently appointed justices hear those cases, effectively establishing an 18-year term limit
  • Preserve life tenure for Supreme Court justices by ensuring that, after 18 years, justices who do not choose to retire can still hear constitutionally required original jurisdiction cases, step in for a recused justice, and exercise any other powers of the office

Gillibrand has been a champion for government accountability and transparency throughout her career. She authored the bipartisan STOCK Act, which banned insider trading by members of Congress, and she now leads the bipartisan Ban Stock Trading for Government Officials Act, which would ban stock ownership and trading by members of Congress, senior executive branch officials, and their families. She was also the first member of Congress to post a daily report listing her official meetings, personal financial disclosures, earmark requests, and taxes online.

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WHITE PLAINS WEEK THE JULY 12 REPORT BLACK COFFEE 8:30 A.M SATURDAY THE HOT REPORT FIOS CH 45 WP OPTIMUM CH 76 AND WWW.WPCOMMUNITYMEDIA.ORG

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THE BIG HEAT

THE PROJECT 2025 REPORT

THE BEACH AND LAKE POLLUTION BACTERIA ALGAE BLOOMS 

THE BIDEN MUTINY

BIDEN COMES BACK HOLDS LONGEST NEWS CONFERENCE IN YEARS

THE BIDEN CORRECTIONS THAT COUNTER THE PROJECT 2025 PROJECT

STATE RECOGNIZES COVID IS SPREADING ACROSS THE STATE

HEAT AND THE APPLE SEASON

AND MORE SO MUCH MORE

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NEW ROCHELLE HUDSON BEACH EAST BEACH CLOSED FOR UNSAFE BACTERIA LEVELS

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The County will be resampling NEW ROCHELLE HUDSON BEACH the county announced at 3 PM Today

 

Additionally, the two beaches previously closed earlier this week due to algae on Mohegan Lake remain closed. Affected Beaches:

·         Mohegan Colony Association – Mohegan Lake

·         Mohegan Beach Park District – Mohegan Lake

Residents and visitors are encouraged to visit the Westchester County website for the latest updates on beach closures and reopening schedules. The County remains committed to maintaining high standards of environmental health and safety across its recreational facilities.

 

 

 
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HOT PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY

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HOT HUMID INTENSITY AT HIGH NOON YESTERDAY IN WHITE PLAINS NY USA. 85 DEGREES AND  70% HUMIDITY MADE IT FEEL LIKE 90.

OUTDOOR WORKING CONDITIONS IMPOSSIBLE REQUIRING COVERING FROM THE SUN THAT MAKES YOU HOTTER. THE  HEAVY SULTRY SUFFOCATING HEAT WAVE CONTINUED FOR ITS 7TH STRAIGHT DAY WITH LITTLE RAIN, DRYING OUT LAWNS WITH LITTLE RAIN IN SIGHT UNLESS MOISTURE FROM HURRICANE BERYL ARRIVES WHICH IS LOOKING SKETCHY DUE TO THE HUGH HOT HIGH OVER THE NORTHEAST THAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT.

 

THE SUN IS IMPOSSIBLY WARM. HUMIDITY AT 70%

IT IS EXHAUSTING, IRRITATING, RELATIONSHIP-CHALLENGING  FLAREUPS BETWEEN HEAT-IRRITATED SPOUSES CAN BREAKOUT AT THE SLIGHTEST WORD,  HEAT IS DANGEROUS TO CHILDREN AND ADULTS. SLEEPING IMPOSSIBLE. IT IS CLIMATE CHANGE.

THE OPPRESSIVE HEAT IS WARMING UP LAKES IN PUTNAM, DUTCHESS AND WESTCHESTER COUNTY CREATING ALGAE BLOOMS LOWERING THE OXYGEN LEVEL IN THE WATER RESULTING IN FISHKILLS AND CLOSURE OF THE LAKES.

BEACHES IN LONG ISLAND SOUND AND ON THE SOUTH SHORE OF LONG ISLAND ARE THREATENED BY SHARKS AND RIPTIDES.

THE SOUND IS ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO THE ANNUAL RED TIDES THAT SHOULD BE COMING IN ANY MOMENT THAT MAKE THE SOUND UNPLEASANT TO SWIM IN.

 

 

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JULY 9— U.S. COMPOUNDING INC PLEADS GUILTY TO MULTIPLE FRAUD OFFENSES AND COMPANY V.P. INDICTED IN SCHEME TO DISTRIBUTE DRUGS NATIONALLY USING FALSE PRESCRIPTIONS

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U.S. Compounding, Inc. Pleads Guilty To Multiple Fraud Offenses And Company Vice President Indicted In Scheme To Distribute Drugs Nationally Using False Prescriptions

U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Christie M. Curtis, the Acting Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced today that U.S. COMPOUNDING, INC. (“USC”), a subsidiary of DMK Pharmaceuticals Corporation, pled guilty to multiple fraud offenses before U.S. District Judge Arun Subramanian, and a former USC executive, SAM GLOVER, was charged in an Indictment with conspiring to violate the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (“FDCA”).  GLOVER was arrested this morning and is expected to be presented today before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of Arkansas.

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said: “Distributing prescription drugs with sham prescriptions is wrong and illegal.  The corporate resolution entered into today, and the indictment of Sam Glover, an executive who oversaw and allegedly perpetuated that scheme, reflects this Office’s commitment to holding accountable those who seek to violate laws designed to ensure that the drugs distributed across the United States are safe, necessary, and legal.”

FBI Acting Assistant Director in Charge Christie M. Curtis said: “U.S. Compounding, Inc. and its former executive, Sam Glover, allegedly committed various frauds and violated the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act by falsifying prescription orders.  Despite scrutiny by members of the company who suspected the orders were unverified, the company’s leadership continued to allow the requests and collect profits as a result.

This investigation is part of the FBI’s larger effort to ensure that both individuals and organizations who devise complex fraud schemes are prevented from furthering their illegitimate arrangements and making money off mistruths.”

According to admissions and court documents, as well as the allegations in the Indictment:[1]

Beginning in approximately 2015, while USC was still a privately-held corporation, a USC sales representative (“Sales Rep 1”) entered into an illegal arrangement with a veterinarian (the “Veterinarian”), wherein Sales Rep 1 would use the Veterinarian’s state veterinary licenses to generate false prescriptions in order to justify shipping prescription drugs directly to consumers, including to consumers in the Southern District of New York, in violation of the FDCA.

Those consumers otherwise lacked bona fide prescriptions for those drugs.  The Veterinarian was promised a 10% commission of all such sales generated using his credentials, even though Sales Rep 1 and his supervisor, GLOVER, the Vice President of Sales at USC, knew that the prescriptions issued in the Veterinarian’s name were a sham.

GLOVER, Sales Rep 1, and the sales team working under them generated approximately $1 million in sales annually because of the false prescription scheme, which comprised approximately one-third of Sales Rep 1’s total sales of USC drugs.

On or about March 28, 2016, USC was acquired by Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (“Adamis”), a publicly traded company that has since changed its name to DMK Pharmaceuticals Corporation (“DMK”).  USC retained its essential functions, operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Adamis, and much of its staff remained employed, including GLOVER.

Following the acquisition, an executive at Adamis (the “Adamis Executive”) was made aware of the scheme and the Veterinarian’s role in it.  GLOVER, in conjunction with the Adamis Executive and Sales Rep 1, continued the false prescription scheme and attempted to enter into a sham consulting agreement with the Veterinarian that purported to pay the Veterinarian an hourly rate for consultations.  In actuality, the consulting agreement was a means to cover up the commission payments the Veterinarian was receiving as part of the scheme.  GLOVER and others intended to claim the Veterinarian was a USC consultant if the commission payments to the Veterinarian were ever questioned.

In or about December 2019, the head of the USC pharmacy responsible for fulfilling prescription drug orders (“Pharmacist-1”) resigned due to USC’s failure to halt the practice of fulfilling drug orders submitted by USC’s sales representatives based on unverified prescriptions.  Pharmacist-1’s replacement (“Pharmacist-2”) refused to fulfill any further orders for prescription drugs predicated on unverified prescriptions submitted by USC’s sales representatives.  Pharmacist-2 raised concerns regarding USC’s prescription practices with GLOVER and the Adamis Executive.

Pharmacist-2’s concerns were initially dismissed, but they ultimately convinced Adamis to implement a new veterinary software platform that was intended to eliminate the involvement of USC’s sales representatives in the creation or submission of prescriptions in connection with drug orders.

Nonetheless, GLOVER, the Adamis Executive, and Sales Rep 1 allowed sales representatives to submit false prescriptions through the new software, circumventing the control that Pharmacist-2 had insisted on implementing.  Consequently, in or about September 2020, Pharmacist-2 and two other pharmacists employed at USC resigned.  A fourth pharmacist employed at USC resigned the following week.  USC sales representatives continued to falsely indicate through the new software that drug orders were accompanied by valid prescriptions when they were not.

In or about July 2020, in response to increased perceived scrutiny of USC’s operations, USC sales representatives ceased submitting false prescriptions in the name of the Veterinarian.  Instead, USC sales representatives falsely classified direct-to-consumer sales of prescription drugs as sales of office stock to the Veterinarian, on the pretext that the Veterinarian was prescribing these drugs to USC’s customers.  According to USC’s internal sales data, sales of a particular prescription drug to the Veterinarian’s practice increased proportionally as direct-to-consumer sales of that drug declined.

In or about April 2021, the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy issued an Order and Notice of Hearing directed to the pharmacist who replaced Pharmacist-2.  Prior to any hearing, USC entered into a consent order wherein USC agreed to cease all operations in Arkansas, and USC agreed to relinquish its Arkansas State licenses as a pharmacy and wholesale distributor.

USC also entered into a resolution in which they made the following factual admissions:

USC “failed to ensure prescribing veterinarians were licensed in the state into which product was ordered and/or shipped”; USC “allowed for issuance of veterinary legend products directly to consumers without receipt of a legal prescription”; USC “provided remuneration directly to a veterinarian in connection with a veterinary prescription”; USC “provided veterinary prescriptions drugs to animal owners without the authorization of a licensed veterinarian and a prescription”; and USC “filled veterinary prescriptions for patients that did not have a valid practitioner-patient relationship.”

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York reached its resolution with USC based on a number of factors, including the nature, seriousness, and pervasiveness of the offense conduct.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office also considered USC and its parent company’s efforts to cooperate with the federal criminal investigation.  After learning of the federal criminal investigation in May 2021, Adamis, through its Audit Committee, cooperated in the investigation, which included making presentations to, and addressing questions posed by, the U.S. Attorney’s Office after conducting an internal investigation.

Moreover, since learning of the investigation, Adamis, on behalf of USC, made remedial efforts, including ceasing all USC’s operations;   terminating all employees and severing its relationships with all individuals involved in the criminal conduct, including senior personnel; and engaging a third party to conduct a cross-company enterprise risk assessment evaluating governance, product services, internal audit, risk management, compliance, and operations and implementing and effectuating the resulting recommendations.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, USC agreed that it is subject to an approximately $4.2 million forfeiture payment and a criminal fine of up to $16.9 million.

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GLOVER, 45, of Arkansas, is charged with one count of conspiring to violate the FDCA, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

The maximum potential sentences in this case are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge.

Mr. Williams praised the outstanding investigative work of the FBI.  Mr. Williams also thanked the Food and Drug Administration and the Customs and Border Protection for their support of this investigation.

This case is being handled by the Office’s Illicit Finance and Money Laundering Unit.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sarah Mortazavi and David Felton are in charge of the prosecution.

The charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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THE BIDEN CORRECTIONS

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25 WAYS OFFICIAL PRESIDENTIAL ACTS PRESIDENT BIDEN CAN END THE DEMOCRAT REPUBLICAN INSURRECTION TODAY ALL HE HAS TO DO IS ACT.  

WPCNR WHITE PLAINS LAW JOURNAL. News & Comment By John F. Bailey. July 9, 2024:

Relax,President Biden.

You’re O.K.

You got this.

Just schedule a news conference  a day for the next 4 weeks and announce the “Biden Corrections” Official Acts that will stop the “Know Nothing Parties” cold.

Listen to me Mr. President, you have the blessing of John Roberts, our Chief Justice.

In his very clever  elegantly sophist “What ifs” decision he has empowered you with a super power no other President has ever had. You are the first to have the Roberts Superpower.

You can be the first to use it!

Put the now unlimited power of official Presidenting on bold display against your enemies:

The enemies of democracy, the haters of the poor, the black, the Latino,the Muslim, anyone striving to come to the land of the free and the home of the brave that your enemies hate.

Hear me out,Mr. President.

I think a demonstration of what immunity for Presidential acts! for a President means can be done by you and eliminate the way the pundits and the websites and your own party mock and insult you every day.

All you need to do is call in a legal expert smarter than the ones who have been advising you the last THREE years and immediately enact and test the legal grounds to just snuff out the Republican candidates for President, take the wind out of their hot air balloon, and pull the plug out of the Democratic squawk boxes  who say you cannot beat the Republican wave.

In fact, Mr. President, this “gift of God” from the Roberts court of immunity  and impunity gives you, President Biden the things you need to do that the deadlocked Senate and House of Representatives could not do for you for three years.

Calm down Democrats! 

Especially those who want to run a nobody in place of you to save your own sorry seats you’ve slept in for three years

Stop thinking like the conservative justices you approved for the Supreme Court that have turned back the clock on abortion, put women at risk, the poor in a hole, the rich on Easier Street, treat migrants horribly and incredibly they are the justices who turned off their self-serving  minds with “The Roberts Decision.”

“The Roberts Bomb” is the Dred Scott decision of our time.

It is evil in that it means a President can do anything without fear of prosecution for a crime as long as he/she qualifies it as an official act because the nation is in peril, in danger, overweight or anything.

That is a blanket statement, why?

Because the Supreme Court in its talent for chaos Pontius Pilot-ed the decision as to what Official Acts were off to the undercourts.

The Justices voted unknown “official” acts as being immune to prosecution if the President feels they were necessary. He or she decides. Like Henry the VIII.

The Roberts Decision gave any President immunity from being culpable and prosecutable for official acts as President.

They never even thought that the President who is in power right now today could use Official Acts, TOO!

Here what I submit, Mr. President. Which will forever, if you choose to inact them, will preserve democracy, restore respect for America, stop gun violence, and bring the business outlaws to justice, and save countless lives.

The Bidin Corrections

                                        Official Acts President announces effective immediately

1.DEFINE policy suggestions now being touted by Republican policy advisors as unconstitutional for the effects on the economy, education, safety of the public.

 

2.ORDER prosecution of the organizations and personalities being relied on by the Republican Candidates for these new policies as threats to the country’s stability insurrectionist. Arrest and hold them without bail.

 

  1. ORDER the trials of candidates to begin without delay citing the appointment of judges known to be nominated by the previous Trump Administration and restrict Trump campaigning and inflammatory (insurrectionist statements) until the trials are over to define whether Trump has committed felonies which would prohibit him from running for President.

 

  1. PROHIBIT Replacement of currently employed Federal Department heads and employees on grounds it would disrupt functioning of government during a time of tensions between Russia, China, NATO, Israel,Iran Iraq, Afghanistan and create national chaos due to perhaps inexperience of replacements hired.

 

5.SUSPEND Rule changes could not be made in current environmental laws targeted by Republicans because of the environmental emergency and make them in effect until congress votes to change them.

 

  1. PRESERVE social security payments welfare,employment checks benefits stability, tie them to inflation making it impossible for proposed slashes in these areas.

 

  1. PROHIBIT preferred religion in any public school (that is public. No exceptions (that’s what the constitution says).

 

 

  1. DECLARE book banning in all schools,libraries,unconstitutional under freedom of speech.

 

  1. PROHIBIT unequal taxation raising taxes on wealthiest, easing on the lowest wage payers.

 

 

  1. REPEAL corporations tax free income from overseas operations.

 

  1. OVERRULE the Supreme Court Decision on Roe v Wade as dangerous to womens health and declare abortions not illegal in states where presently banned.

 

 

  1. ESTABLISH investigation of Medicare and Medicaid fraud by hospitals, doctors, pharmaceutical companies reckless distribution of products.

13.ESTABLISH Cabinet Department of Developmental Disabilities regulating  funding lifetime education, and increased availability of housing for the developmentally disabled whose parents can no longer care for them.

  • OVERRULE Supreme Court decision allowing corporations to form political action committees.

 

  • BEGIN Investigating corporations price increase patterns and profit margins with eye to establishing effects on inflation

 

 

  • OVERRULE Supreme Court decision prohibiting mass class action lawsuits.

 

  • ESTABLISH Cabinet level post of Department of Energy Economics with goal of lowering of energy costs

 

 

  • ESTABLISH Cabinet of Migrant Management with goal of housing migrants, putting them to work and regulating asylum seekers treatment.

 

  • PROHIBIT the ending of government contracts, awarding them without approval of congress.

 

 

  • PROHIBIT jailing of members of the press for publication of criticism of government policies, appointments, actions, statements (if not threatening in any way)

 

  • ESTABLISH post of DEPARTMENT OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT to analyze judges’decisions and relationships for patterns of favoritism or enabling plaintiffs and defendants in court cases

 

 

  • ESTABLISH Cabinet post of Department of Education Policy and Performance and Practice, responsible for uniform testing analysis in schools to measure school progress, with emphasis of individual school tests. The Department would analyze teacher and administrator performance by progress of the teacher’s students as they go through the grades ahead them and administrator management of costs, effective personnel. This would include oversight of private schools and private universities. This replaces the present Department of Education or the present Department of Education could explore educational technology international techniques as a research

                                                                                                

  • ELIMINATE Lobbyist contributions to politicians and for consideration lobby recommended persons for policy positions by organizations with an interest in the policy regulated (conflict of interest)
  • SHOOTING A PERSON with a legal or illegal handgun will automatically lose your right to own a firearm regardless of results of trial.

 

  • ESTABLISHMENT of Cabinet position Department of Property Management and Policy, to upgrade recently established to exist today real estate practices of discrimination against minorities; income levels; price manipulation, if found; analyze bank discrimination and interest rate increases to augment profits. Would also survey property owners on rent increase policy and rent controls (current rise in rents)

And since they are permanent, if you choose to make them, you force congress to overturn them one by one. The opposition will have to vote on each one. Even should the opposition win, they are faced with a huge roadblock

The Roberts Decision lets whoever gets in to office do what they want. But they should have made it effective in 2025. Just a slight oversight.

Thinking counts when you are changing the constitution.

Good luck with these, we are only here to help.

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY MOHEGAN LAKE BEACHES CLOSED DUE TO ALGAE BLOOM

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT CLOSES BEACHES DUE TO HARMFUL ALGAE BLOOM

(White Plains, NY) – The Westchester County Health Department has closed the following beaches at Mohegan Lake until further notice due to the presence of a Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) in the swim areas:

·         Mohegan Colony Association – Mohegan Lake

·         Mohegan Beach Park District – Mohegan Lake

These are the only County regulated beaches on Mohegan Lake.

Westchester County Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler said: “The decision to close these beaches is a precautionary measure to ensure the safety and health of the public. Harmful Algae Blooms are more prevalent during hot days when water temperatures rise, leading to increased bacteriological growth rates.”

In order for the beaches to be reopened, the algae must be completely cleared from the swim area. Following this, water samples will be taken and submitted for analysis.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to visit the Westchester County website for the latest updates on beach closures and reopening schedules. The County remains committed to maintaining high standards of environmental health and safety across its recreational facilities.

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JULY 8–COVID POISED TO POST STRONG SURGE IN COVID IN JULY

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WPCNR WESTCHESTER COVID LOG.From the New York State Covid Tracker, Observation and analysis by John F. Bailey July 8, 2024:

Westchester County reported 2,540 new cases of Covid through  June 30, 363 a day. The case rate has been rising all month of June

For the 7 days ended July 2, Westchester  averaged 10.1 new cases a day per 100,000 people. With a county population of 1,400 000 new cases per day times 10.04, that is 102 cases a day, or 710 a WEEK.

If that 10 persons a day per 100,000 figure does not go down or worse rises, this means in July we will see 2,839 new cases at the present rate of 1 person infecting 2!

If the number of Westchester new cases rises to 15 a day that will mean 4,216 new covid cases a week. 

Should it balloon to 20 new cases a day that creates 5,622 new cases a week, over 20,000. And the covid lab continues to create new variants. If you are not fully vaccinated through the June Booster, you are a sitting duck.

Here’s why

Last June 2023, Westchester reported 826 cases.

In July 2023 after the July 4 break,  that created 1,064 cases in July.

Look at the situation we face:

The 826 cases  spread to 1098 others with 1 person infected in June spreading to 3 others others. Granted the three persons each covid June case spread it to in July included persons  infected by June covid cases when covid had a 1 week to 10 days before showing symptoms. The July covid cases who got covid from those infected in June, then  spread to those they associated with in July.

Looking at my spread log from last July  weekly  totals the spread rate per week at its highest was 1 July covid case spreading it to up to  4 persons, the highest was 1 spreading it to 6.

 The weekly new infections were in July 2023: 192,133,212,260, 306,134 adding to  1,064.

Add the August Weekly infections, 490, 788, 858,749, 964 for a total of 3,849 you come up with 4,913 through July and August traceable to the June spread of 826 cases.

The July August Spread of 2023 of 4,913 cases produced 4,629 cases.

Taking into account the 24 hours to spread LN-1 variant just identified by the Center for Disease Control, the Westchester County 10 new cases per day rate troubles me.

I fear that the lack of persons fully vaccinated or who have not gotten their booster now available creates the potential for an exponential spread of the LN-1 varient because more persons are going to infect others fastee (within 2 days!)

Covid is spreading faster.

Last week through July was the 20th of 23   consecutive weeks  since May that covid cases have risen steady and the 7th consecutive week we have seen a rise.  You simply must be careful folks with this new variant LN-1 out there.

I expect it will decline this last week the 30th of June through July 6  because of the July 4th holiday.

But the bulge in Monday through Friday cases shows the effects of the LN-1 varient, over 100 cases a day the last two weeks Monday through Friday:

From June Monday the 16 to Friday the 21st: 134,124,103,116.102

From June Monday the 24 to Friday June 21: 155,131,124,103,116,102!

That’s when people go back to work and into the workplace.

The hospitalizations in White Plains Hospital shows rate of those admitted and being found with covid continues steady  around 50%.

In the last two weeks,  June 20 to July 5, 79 persons were admitted to White Plains Hospital and 37 or 47% tested positive for covid after admission.

From May 31 to July 5—the last 5 weeks, 147 persons were admitted to WHP and 92 once admitted were found with covid—62%.

The hot weather, proximity in air conditioned cooling centers, shoulder to shoulder on the beach will contribute to covid spread.

I eagerly await the October vaccine booster. We are going to need it.

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NATIONAL SOURCE OF INFECTION–

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