Oct 142013
 

Why did the Sewage Board (the three majority Insider Republicans) agree to the Solar Panel Deal? Missing information. Missing arithmetic. Missing investment information. Missing mathematics. Plus it was signed with Barry Moore, the Insider Republican’s candidate for Supervisor.

The missing information in the Sewage Board’s acceptance of the corrupt Solar Panel Deal is covered up by the announcement by the PA Department of Environmental Protection, the DEP that the money saved by the use of Solar Panels is “Big”. It is not. It is not even small compared to the money spent, misspent really, by the Sewage Board.

The Sewer’s waste double the money they are paid by cutting in half the number of meetings they have in a year. That doubles their take. The people get cheated. Nothing difficult about that arithmetic. Same for the fictional saving from the solar panel deal.

First is the Carbon Saving. There is none. There is an increase in carbon that’s dumped into the atmosphere by the manufacture of the solar panels. Add in the carbon generated during the ocean voyage from China, the carbon created trucking the panels to the Sewage Board and the so called saving becomes a carbon gain meaning an increase in the carbon over the life of the solar panels. More carbon, -no carbon saving.   

Next is the alleged “Big Money Saved” by the first year Solar Panel Agreement. It’s $1,200. Compared to the total Sewage operating budget for 2013, -$12 million is 12,000,000 divided by 1,300. That’s .0001 cents on the dollar. From school we know that’s one cent saved on each 100 dollars of spending. In percent it is one ten thousandths of one percent. Big? No. Small? No. Infinitesimal, -well grudgingly, infinitesimal. An infinitesimal saving.

What about the saving after the sixth year when the solar panels can be bought for “The HIGHER of one dollar or the Market Value of the Solar panels. How much would the $190,000 solar panels array be worth in say year six of the deal. Let’s estimate the best case for  the Sewage Board. Let’s estimate it’s a really bad investment by Max Power and they lose 75% of the value. The purchase price to the Sewage Board would be $47,500.  That’s big money but it’s a cost, not a saving. What’s the possibility that the owner of the Solar Panels will sell a $190,000 set of solar panels at a 75% loss? None. Why sell for a big loss?

Think about how bad this deal really is. It is represented to cost $190,000. Max Power gets paid $90,000 by government grant money. The cost is still $190,000. Max power must tie up $190,000 minus $90,000 or $100,000 for six years.The interest on $190,000 for six years is $3,000 a year, another $18,000 in cost to the taxpayers and Mas Power the investor so the system cost is still $118,000 in six years. Would a savvy investor sell an operating solar panel system that originally cost $190,000 for less than it’s value after only six years? No and there is no reason to believe Max Power would agree.

The deal is not as it was represented to the Sewer Board. Best case for Max Power is if the true original cost to Max Power was not $190,000 but say $60,000. In year one the profit would be $60,000 minus the $90,000 in grant money for a profit of  30%. Plus the tax saving due to depreciation of $66,500 based not on the actual cost but on a marked up cost that clips even more tax money from the American Taxpayers.  

In addition the system generates electricity that is sold to PECO for more income. All of the electricity from the Solar Panels is guaranteed to be bought by the Sewage Board.

 Add $66,500 to the cost of $190,000 plus $18,000 and the system cost $274,500.  The bottom line is there is no saving at all to the people. The cost of the system, interest and taxes forgiven must be paid.  That’s what the contract guarantees. Paid by Whom?  Taxpayers.  

There is no saving. The real purpose of the Solar Panels is not to make electricity but to make money while saying it does something it does not do, i.e., save money. In the end it neither saves money nor carbon.  The swindle is a con by a fiction. The sad truth is it’s aided and abetted by the DEP, the IRS, Max Power and the Sewage board. The final problem is many people believe so much in Solar Power that they do not care, they do not investigate and they are the ones responsible for the swindle of the rest of us. 

Oct 142013
 

One of Northampton’s big phonies was in front of the camera’s again at the Sept Supervisor Meeting trying to convince people his life was threatened. The District Attorney said it wasn’t.

During the past two years ex-sewage board member Con George has been sounding off abut things about which he is not too well informed, like the contaminated water that he blamed on Supervisor Rothermel. There was no contamination nor did Rothermel cause it. No matter for the Big Blather, he just kept repeating there was contamination and he almost caused a riot as people became concerned their water had been poisoned. It wasn’t but like other truly talented phonies, his skill is the effect of his words on other people, but not his lack of information. He kept repeating with so much earnestness that the water was contaminated when it was not contaminated at all. Not one drop of contamination was found right where Blather said it was.

Whether what he says is relevant to facts is politically irrelevant. Slick politicians don’t waste their time trying to convince others, his job is to keep the Republican voters believing his fellow Republicans know what they are doing, which of course they don’t. Rothermel and Cunningham are not the best Supervisors, which of course they are and well deserving of our votes.

Oct 142013
 

Pinocchio is a children’s morality tale that should be re-visited by the Northampton Insider Republicans who invented then told their tall tales about: the playground lights; the solar panels; the private e-mail list of the police; the death threat against the ex-sewage boarder; the Parson’s tract; the cause of the traffic in Holland and Richboro; the four times higher tapping fees which have been called Revenge Fees; the contamination of the water supply and so many other tall tales that who can trust these political denizens? If they were Pinocchio it would take several trees to make their long Pinocchi-noses.

Larry Weinstein, the fabulator of the playground lights along with Art Freidman who voted for stadium lights along Vandeveer then opposed much smaller and lower temporary lights in the Municipal Park because he would see them far behind his house. Weinstein outdid Pinocchio when he claimed the Democrats wanted to violate the deed restriction (but didn’t) when the Republicans were the people who violated the deed, electrified the Municipal Park long ago and never corrected the deed as they should have.

Tony Albano who stole the private e-mails addresses of the police which was reported in the Courier probably will not be prosecuted for the theft but he also presided over the West End Sewage Debacle and the “Revenge Fee”. Albano is also the perpetraitor in chief of the Contamination Hoax which raged on for two years then stopped dead when Frank Rothermel, Jim Cunningham and Dr. Kim Rose exposed the two year long lie.

Barry Moore who signed the Solar Panel Agreement when he was a Republican Candidate for Supervisor. He also violated the IRS instructions for Federal Renewable Energy Credits by making an end run around the Rebate Instructions for IRS Form 3264 by the diabolical use of a PPA. His Rate of Return was 100% because of government supplied grant money that actually used tax money to pay China for the Solar Panels. His dealings were actually worse then the George Komelasky Insurance scam because soon-to-be-ex-Dupervisor Komelasky had the grace to wait until he was actually elected. Moore signed the deal a month after he because an Insider republican Choice and a full four months before the November 5th Election.

Barry Moore also blamed Supervisor’s Rothermel and Cunningham for the traffic problems created during 200 years of Republican shenanigans in Northampton.

The Cell Tower Debacle which could not be stopped during the Deon-Silver-Komelasky administration was not only stopped by Frank Rothermel, Jim Cunningham and Dr. Dr. Kim Rose who along with the magnificent legal work by the Rothermel, Cunningham and Rose choice of Attorney Michael Savona, a choice still resented and opposed by Komelasky who has refused to endorse the legal bills for Mr. Savona. The Savona Solutions resulted in Savona’s Ordinances being passed all over America.

Too many Insider Republican Pinocchio’s in Northampton. Can they be stopped? No, not all of them and not right away but some of them can be kept from power by voting for Rothermel and Cunningham on November 5th.

 

Sep 302013
 

It’s What You Learn After You Know It All that Counts. One of the fascinating things about life is that there are no two alike when it comes to fingerprints or people but there are classifications into which individuals can and should be placed. Call it self-defense or a route to happiness but there are good people and bad ones. That’s what a moral code is supposed to unravel. 

There’s a more local example of the differences between bad and evil. The Northampton GOP seems to have attracted more of the bad. How do I know that? From observing the untold number of rule violations by the Northampton GOP. Some examples are the primary ballots that endorse committee people. The Republican Party want’s committee people selected from the voters but not the Northampton GOP. They stack the committee by breaking the rule about endorsing Insiders. In the May 2011 Primary where Janet and I were on the ballot, the Northampton GOP rigged the ballot in favor of two Insider Republicans. The Northampton GOP took advantage of the good Republican voters who, wrongly in this case, think the party knows who is best for the party offices. The rules were massively broken including by some higher Republican Officials who, perhaps, did not know what they were doing but they endorsed the two insider republicans when they should not have endorsed anyone. They engaged in election fraud by violating the Republican Party Rules. As a result the Northampton GOP is tainted by a corrupt scheme. It’s an illicit, dishonorable, unprincipled, unethical, amoral, untrustworthy, venal, underhanded, double-dealing, fraudulent, bribable, group of scoundrels .

The Northampton GOP did the same thing over the years to remove recalcitrant Northampton Republicans and to elect instead committee people who will tow the Insider commands. Republican Supervisors who kicked down my campaign signs. Republican Supervisors who unfairly sued me in Commonwealth Court where a judge refused to count my signature. Unfair? Of course. Wrong? Of course. Evil? I think so.  

The Northampton Republican Committee lost all it’s credibility as a fair organization that wanted to get the ideas from the people. Instead it is now populated with a bunch of little running dogs who follow the pack leaders and who do as they are told.

Now you know. What should be done about it? Don’t vote for any local Republican because they rigged the Northampton Republican ballot. For more proof read Wayne Mills letter, posted here. Just search this website under Wayne Mills. For a short summary read: This. For the full version read this.  

For a current example see the video of the Sept 25th Supervisor meeting where the Sewage Board was out in full force attacking Supervisor Frank Rothermel because he had the courage to get a video camera inside the Sewage Board Meeting Room which started to expose the massive corruption down there. The Northampton committee people never identify themselves as committee people. They are ashamed to admit they are engaging is a fraud by posing as citizens from the neighborhood. They are horrible examples for Northampton. Northampton deserves better than them. Northampton has the best tow supervisors who ever stood for election or re-election. Frank Rothermel and Jim Cunningham are untouched by scandal. Their administration has appointed the best people regardless of party, unlike the corrupt Republicans. Now you know more about them too. 

 

Sep 202013
 

After 200+ years of poor planning and neglect the roads of Northampton Township are not being sufficiently repaired according to the 9/20/13 Republican Insider guest opinion in the Courier which outlines a fabricated “Make Believe Scandal”. 

From the concocted guest opinion one could easily get the impression that the biggest problem facing Northampton is not the years of corrupt government by the Northampton GOP but some potholes. In addition, the benefit the writer received from the $190,050.00 Solar Project is missing from his letter.  He was the Republican candidate for Supervisor when the Republican majority Sewer Board bought his enormously expensive solar panel project. Can you say apparent conflicts of interests?

Sep 192013
 

The NMCMA failed to follow their own RFB and the agreement they signed broke their own requirements. Nothing pleases a swindler more than the swindle-e  swindling itself. LOL

But this penalizes the People of Northampton who are left holding the bag on the botched solar project. (Take a look at the botched installation). Looks at all those ugly panels polluting the viewscape of our lovely township. They are not properly aligned. Look under the cheap Chinese panels. See how easy light comes thru? How cheap can you get?

Look also at the crappy wiring but DON’T TOUCH ANYTHING. You could be electrocuted because it’s big power running around even it you use a flashlight at night because the panels generate electric whenever light hits them. That’s why the Fire Chief in Delanco refused to allow the Firefighters to even pour water on the panels at Dietz and Watson where millions burned up in a fire because the solar panels were making electricity.

Solar panels cannot be turned off with a master switch because each little part makes electric. That’s why putting solar panels on a roof has been discovered to be far more dangerous than originally thought.

Northampton didn’t need the uneconomical panels at the Sewer Building. They burn money faster than they make electricity. The best idea for Northampton was when Frank Rothermel  and Jim Cunningham rejected the bad deal at the Library. Nothing makes electric cheaper than PECO. Rothermel and Cunningham were wise to reject the solar project so for that reason alone they should be re-elected in November. Otherwise we’ll get more botched and corrupt deals like the Sewer Board made.

Sep 152013
 

Northampton has been governed by Republicans until 2013. The 2012 budget for the township was passed by Republicans so the first budget of the Democrats, Frank Rothermel, Jim Cunningham and Dr. Kim Rose was passed in 2012 for the fiscal year 2013. For four of their six years in office any good ideas, programs or solutions proposed by Frank Rothermel and Jim Cunningham were voted down 3 to 2.

For the first four years of their first term, neither Frank nor Jim could get past the majority. All appointments were controlled by Komelasky, Deon, Silver and Freidman who replaced John Long when he passed in May of 2009.

The Cell Tower problem was caused by the Republicans and Frank and Jim were able to fix it. The Republicans lost several battles in court.  American Tower began to install towers on private lawns.  The residents joined together and Township Attorney Michael Savona successfully fought and won against almost impossible odds. The judge ruled:  Towers would not be installed in neighborhoods where utility wires were underground.’ A massive victory that had an impact all across America. as other municipalities learned from the trailblazers Rothermel and Cunningham. 

But the Republican majority on the Sewer Board flexed their muscles and installed Solar Panels on the Water and Sewer Authority property, property that probably belongs to the township. The Republicans said the panels “were free”. The record proves that’s wrong. It’s not debatable, it’s wrong. The panels are not free. they are extremely expensive. They are far more expensive than buying electricity from PECO.

Frank Rothermel did some investigation when solar panels were proposed for the Township Library and rejected them as too expensive. Frank saved the residents tens of  thousands of dollars by rejecting solar panels. the Republicans on the Sewer Board didn’t and the citizens will pay the price for their mistakes.

The traffic problems in Holland and Richboro were caused by the Republicans who tried to push businesses around an force them to build roads or not get their projects approved. WAWA in Holland is an example. Frank and Jim studied the traffic problems and for the first time Northampton Township has made plans to reduce traffic problems.

Taxes and fees were increased thousands of times by the  Republicans. For the past two years Frank and Jim controlled spending and purposely did not increase any taxes or fees. Remember, they only had a chance to control spending for two years and they did a great job. No tax increases. None.

In 2012 during the Republican Rule, two new unions began to organize some of the township employees. Frank and Jim have been negotiating with them for the past two years. They inherited all of the labor problems and they have been working to fairly deal with them.

The Republicans curtailed Free Speech at the Supervisor Meetings. Frank and Jim increased it. The Republicans had sharply stood against free speech except for a brief period before the business of the township was even discussed. The Republican majority still restricts Free Speech at the Sewer Meetings but it’s far different at the Supervisor meetings where residents can speak on any issue and after the discussions but before the votes.

Some of the union officials and some residents who are Municipal workers tried to present their contract positions at the August meeting but Labor Law is clear. Negotiations must be done in private to protect the positions of the parties. this is not a Free Speech issue even though it involves speech. It’s settled labor law that negotiations must be done in private. Negotiations are a special exception to the right to free speech, just like yelling “Fire” in a crowded theatre. Frank and Jim support both free speech and labor law. So do I.

I’ve sued local townships including the Republican regimes in Northampton five times in Federal Court about political signs, signs protected fiercely by the law, and won all five times. I had to sue Komelasky and his Republican lawyers and cohorts twice. I’ll probably have to do it again because the Northampton GOP is against free speech in so many ways. They prefer anonymity where they can snipe from the sidelines without people knowing who they are, the girlie-men. They do not like citizens speaking to them in public. Political speech in America is the most protected speech in the world. I learned a lot about First Amendment law during the five lawsuits but the Northampton GOP still prefers controlled and anonymous speech. 

America is exceptional. Freedom is not yet available to millions outside America. Americans have far different and better ideas about freedom, ideas which are just not understood by people in other cultures. It leads Americans to the attitude of not being pushed around. People in other cultures expect to be pushed around so they become compliant and obedient. Not Americans.

These are some of the reasons I support Frank Rothermel and Jim Cunningham for supervisor. In addition I’ve come to know them and to respect them personally. They are the best for Northampton and Northampton deserves the best, especially after being hood-winked for so long.  

Sep 142013
 

 

The Political Insiders on the Northampton GOP, the Northampton Republican Committee support the following false statements.   

Referring to me, the childish website notes:  “their bullying operatives, XXXXXX XXXXXX and Bill O’Neill.” Bullying Operatives? Sounds like a bunch of Leninists talking about their revolution. LOL

“That’s not surprising as neither Bushnell nor O’Neill have actually done any real community service in Northampton.” George Komelasky knows I’ve offered many times over many years to serve on various committee’s and boards but Georgy and his flying monkey’s refused to appoint me and no wonder. They don’t want their schemes and tricks exposed. Theirs is a secret world, as proven by their anonymous website and their secret little kiss-up who can’t face the public.

What’s the criteria for community service? Paying outrageous taxes and fees is certainly for the benefit of the community and I’ve been dong that for decades. What about getting on the ballot? What about making and putting up political yard signs that Georgy and his monkeys rip down and count that as community service? Analysing the phoney Request for Bid for the phony money harvesting Solar Panel System?  When Komelasky, Deon, Kinney, Palestina, Freidman and John Long ran the township they sent out the municipal workers to rip up my political signs and throw them in the dumpster. They took me to court because I dared to get on the ballot. A crooked Commonwealth Judge ruled my signature was not my signature. Under color of the township they reaped their rewards but their schemes eventually failed as the voters took care of them by dumping them from power. 

Is the misshapen scatological wimpy falsehood who writes this anonymous comment on the Insider Republican supporting website providing public service or is it purposely trying to destroy my reputation?  

Wimpy continues: “The abused Tax Collector was observed riding in Rothermel’s car at the parade…” Afraid to sign your name Wimpy? Does it rhyme with Georgy Porgy Puddin head?

Wimpy Georgy Porky continues: [Editor’s NOTE: we have verified the presence of several participants showing support for Rothermel Cunningham who do not reside in Northampton Township.”

Wow. there’s a dumb comment. Northampton Days was started by the Komelasky regimes. Northampton Days is not run by Northampton at all. The entire celebration is run by non-township people. So little anonymous wimpy is helping outsiders by standing around the republican booth  where he collects his cheese. Wimpy doesn’t do anything and that’s why he doesn’t get paid.  LOL.

 

Sep 122013
 

Ken Willette from the National Fire Protection Association, a nonprofit that develops standards for firefighting, says electrocution is one of the hazards firefighters are increasingly facing fighting blazes at structures where solar panels are deployed.

“Those panels, as long as there’s any kind of light present, whether it’s daylight or it’s electronic lamp light, will generate electricity,” he said.

A 2011 study from the Underwriters Laboratory found solar panels, being individual energy producers, could not be easily de-energized from a single point like other electric sources. Researchers recommended throwing a tarp over the panels to block light, but only if crews could safely get to the area.

Sunlight makes a building hot. Tarps block sunlight which lowers the hot temperatures inside a building saving electricity. Tarps over the roof and awnings over the windows would save as much or more electricity than the so-called saving at the Northampton Sewer Building from the massive solar project that wasted lots of money.

The sewer board spends about $7,000 a year on PECO electricity. the Northampton solar project cost was $190,050. The break even point, not counting lost interest, maintenance and insurance, is 31 years. The life of a Chinese solar panel is maybe 20 years but even if it’s 31 years, after paying $190,050 the actual saving for 31 years is zero dollars. WHEN INTEREST IS INCLUDED IT’S 41 YEARS. This is a bad deal. It was made by a greedy board of Economics challenged sewer directors and a flim-flamer who failed to disclose the true cost.  

A new study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology  concludes that — at least in the short term– being deceitful brings delight. 

The researchers gave participants the opportunity to cheat on things  like word games and puzzles. Some were offered money in exchange for cheating.  Up to half ended up cheating and most of the participants said they felt better  afterwards than those who were honest.

The new research contradicts  other studies which had previously shown that doing something dishonest makes  people feel bad about them.

No body except cheaters like cheaters. That’s why the cheaters in Northampton need to be removed from the Sewer Board. Cheating must not get a payday but in Northampton the cheaters got a $190,050.00 payoff. Vote to remove the cheaters and get them out of the sewer business.

 

Sep 032013
 

Lets start with a 100 watt bulb in the kitchen that is used four hours per day. That’s based on two hours per day in summer and six hours per day in the winter, average 4 hours per day at 100 watts per hour is 400 watt hours which is .4 kilowatt hours per day. Times 365 days a year times ten cents per kilowatt hour is $14.60 per year. Pay PECO $14.60 per year for the electricity to operate a 100 watt bulb 4 hours a day for one year.

How much would a solar panel system cost to provide enough electricity to operate one 100 watt bulb for one year? Quick answer is: $773 if the materials are purchased from Harbor Freight. The payback period is $14.60 per year divided into $773. That’s 53 years. The solar panels only last maximum 25 years. But it’s impossible to generate enough electricity from a $773 solar panel system to light one 100 watt bulb for a year for 53 years. That’s the best case. It’s based on all of the solar power being used by the 100 watt bulb but putting 100 watts into a battery means only about 50 watts are stored in the battery. That’s the efficiency of conversion. Take 100 watts out of a battery means about 60 watts go into the bulb because the battery, the invertor and the bulb are not 100% efficient. Want more details? Here goes.

Harbor freight sells a 45 watt solar panel kit for $139. It needs an invertor and a car sized battery. Three harbor freight kits are needed to generate enough electricity during the sunny days to charge the battery to provide electricity in the evening from the battery and the invertor. That brings the cost to $729 plus 6% sales tax. That’s $773. Over 25 years it’s about $30 a year. The electricity used in 146,000 watts per year, 14.6 kilowatts. PECO charges $0.10 per kilowatt hour. So 14.6 kilowatt hours times $0.10 per kwh is $14.60 per year. Divide the cost from PECO by the cost of the solar system. That’s $773 divided by $14.73. That’s 53 years of tears to get back the $773 cost of the solar materials. Completely Un-Economical. You will never get back the investment because the solar panels will not last even half as long as needed to break even. Another way to prove solar doesn’t pay it to compare the cost per year to buy the system, $30 a year to the cost per year paid to PECO, $14.60.  

What about selling solar electricity to PECO? That’s even worse because the savings would be based on PECO paying about $0.06 per KWH. The solar system cannot break even at $0.10 per kwh so it’s impossible to break even at a lower rate of saving. Using solar to save electricity costs is un-economical.

How about using a solar system at a remote camp site? If you used it to light a 100 watt bulb it would cost $773. It would not pay. Use a kerosene lantern. It’s far less expensive. If you want to power an electric stove it’s worse. You will need more watts of electricity. Use a kerosene stove for cooking. Cook over a wood fire. The cost of a wood fire at a camp site is the cost of a match.