This Is our Village

Sunday, April 27, 2014

ROADS

I think that the Malcontents missed the meeting a few years ago with the paving company. They explained to us that if we did not go down to bedrock on the roads that all the cracks that we already there would eventually reappear. The Delegates voted not to spend the extra money to have no cracks and went cheap. We have cracks. This is another frivolous lawsuit by the same people who sued before. Who is going to pay for their lawyer. I certainly don't want to. If you go to the meeting on Tuesday let them know you are not interested in losing a lawsuit. 
from Grace

Saturday, April 26, 2014

UCO REPORTER MAY 2014 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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Click the rectangle at bottom right of frame to go to full screen
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The Intersection of Borden St. and Century Blvd. Dilemma

Why in the world are people wanting to change what has been the same for the last forty years at the Intersection of Borden St. and Century Blvd! I and many other people use that all the time. You just need to be careful , like any where in the village. There are problems at all intersections here in the village with probably more problems at those . Leave it the way it is now !

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Camden pool umbrellas

Why are there 8 umbrellas at the smaller Kent pool and only 7 at the larger Camden pool?
Makes no sense to me !

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

UCO MONTHLY MEETINGS - MAY 2014

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Schedule is subject to change
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Dave Israel
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

NEW MACHINES SLATED FOR PLYMOUTH LAUNDRY - NOTICE OF CLOSURE

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Dave Israel
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Help Pass the JOLT Act & Retiree Visa for Canadian retirees

Here is a link to a petition that requires 5,000 signatures to help Pass the JOLT Act & Retiree Visa for Canadian retirees - it would enable Canadians to legally stay in the USA for 8 months instead of 6.  On March 23, 2014 they had 972 signatures, today (April 17, 2014) they have 1,221.  I feel we can get that number way up with the help of some of us here in Century Village.

http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/john-a-boehner-pass-the-jolt-act-retiree-visa-for-canadian-retirees

Please forward this link to people you know who would support it, the site has all the information as well as the petition.

Thank You!!

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

LED vs INCANDESCENT vs COMPACT FLUORESCENT - COMPARISON OF OUTPUT, POWER USAGE, LONGEVITY AND POLLUTION

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LED vs. INCANDESCENT vs. COMPACT FLUORESCENT - COMPARISON OF OUTPUT AND POWER USAGE
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Soon UCO will meet with FPL and try to save lots of unit owner money on our perimeter road security lighting. The power usage to operate some 150 cobra lights is over $13K per month. The following charts will make it clear - more light, less power, longer life, less pollution.
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What about your Association
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

PRPC MEETING

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PROACTIVE RESIDENTS PROJECTS COMMITTEE
P R P C
Actively dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of life in our Village.
             
MONTHLY MEETING
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
 
 at 10:00 A.M.
 
CLUBHOUSE CLASSROOM B
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Dave Israel
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Changes

To blog admin...
Please make the necessary changes on the officers and exec board list. They desperately need an update.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

HEARTBLEED - A VARIANT MAN IN THE MIDDLE ATTACK - HOW TO TEST A SITES SAFETY

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Heartbleed is a vulnerability in a security system known as Open SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Encryption. Stated simply, when you connect to a sites server, a hacker can re-direct the link to himself and send a pulse (called a heartbeat), causing the server to dump a chunk of data about you, which the hacker can capture. In technical terms, the bug is know as a "Buffer Over-Read" flaw, due to a lack of  buffer boundary, coding which is the code that must be fixed.
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The purpose of this Post is not to confuse, but rather to offer a method to test if the Sites to which you connect have had this critical flaw fixed. Below, are some sites where you may test if this has been done. As an example, let's say that you use Gmail. simply go to one of the Sites listed below and enter the string:

GMAIL.COM
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Continue below.








https://lastpass.com/heartbleed/
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Enter a URL or a hostname to test the server for CVE-2014-0160.
 

All good, Gmail.com seems fixed or unaffected!

If you get this message; CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD.
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Now, let's try COMCAST.NET
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Enter a URL or a hostname to test the server for CVE-2014-0160.
 

Uh-oh, something went wrong:dial tcp 69.252.80.75:443: i/o timeout 
Check what it means at the FAQ.
It might mean that the server is safe, we just can't be 100% sure!

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Clearly, this is not a clean response, so, while you might change your password, keep checking back until you get a clean response for the COMCAST.NET Site, and then change your password again.
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I used the first Site on the list of four, you might wish to try another, or all four to check for consistency.
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Please take the time to do this little task, as this is a serious bug, and you want to be sure your passwords and data are safe.
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Dave Israel
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Banned from The Malcontent Blog!

The blog admisistratorApril 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Dear Grace,
Since you do not contribute any substantial value to this blog and because you expect us to post erroneous information, you are hereby banned. Please post your misinformation on David's blog. I am sure you will be welcome there.
Do I feel bad that I am banned from posting truths on the Malcontent Blog, absolutely not.  Those poor individuals that write such tripe on their blog. They would not know the truth if it hit them in the face!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Response to Olga's Rant On the Other Blog

I wrote a similar response to Olga's rant on the Goose and Gander. Of course it was not printed. Too truthful for them. The reason that Dorothy Tetro could not be nominated for Treasurer was that she was no longer a resident of the village and by the by laws could not be our treasurer. Why would we want to have a treasurer who does not live here handling our money??

Saturday, April 5, 2014

UCO 2014 ELECTION RESULTS - FULL DOCUMENT SCAN - TO MEASURE IS TO KNOW

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UCO is in receipt of a request for all data related to the election of March 7, 2014. The requestors are Mr. Solomon, Ms. Wolkenstein, Mr. Karpf and Mr. Grossman. They wish to verify the veracity of the results. This plants a seed in the body politic of some sort of impropriety, which is absurd. So, in the interest of full transparency, I am herewith releasing to all interested parties every scrap of paper generated in the March 7, 2014 UCO election. The data was scanned to the UCO database and then uploaded to Google Drive. The scanning process was video taped, and observed. The requestors who actually ran in the election were offered the opportunity to be observers of the process and refused.
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So, all of you who doubt the veracity of your UCO election, click on the following URL and download all 396 pages, and do the analysis - To measure is to know:
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Be patient, this is a big download
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Dave Israel
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OPERATION S.A.F.E - DON'T BE SCAMMED -SEE JEFF ATWATER AT OUR CLUBHOUSE

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Dave Israel
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Friday, April 4, 2014

CV MESSENGER CLUB - HOW DID THEY GET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS - NOT FROM UCO

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Well, it would appear that the CV Unity and law suit committee is now sending out Emails to CV Residents.
Some folks have asked me if I released your Email addresses, the answer is absolutely not, nor will I do so!!!
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So where did they get your Email addresses? Following is the expanded header from the Email they sent to me:
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from: The Century Village Messenger Club thecvmessinger@gmail.com
reply-to: thecvmessinger@gmail.com
to: ucopresident@gmail.com
date: Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 3:26 PM
subject: April 2 Town Hall Meeting
mailed-by: in.constantcontact.com
signed-by: auth.ccsend.com
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The message clearly comes from
"thecvmessinger@gmail.com" 
(note the misspelling)

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BUT, note carefully, that it is mailed
by a well known marketing firm:

"in.constantcontact.com"
It is fair to conclude, that,
that is where they
 purchased our Email addresses.

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So, what to do if you don't want to
receive these Emails; simple:
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1) Block the Email address
2) Designate the Email as SPAM
3) Notify "in.constantcontact.com" that these messages 
constitute abuse.
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Dave Israel
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Thursday, April 3, 2014

CHUTZPAH WITH A CAPITAL "C" - MESSENGER CLUB SOLICITS $20,000.00 TO ENABLE SELF-SUIT

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It is important to understand at the outset that I was not present at yesterdays meeting of the CV Messenger Club, so what I have to say is second hand.
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The essence of what I have been told, is that the organizers are requesting that Associations contribute funding to enable what is in essence a suit against themselves. The amount sought initially is reported to be $20,000.00!!!
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If you were present at this meeting, please comment on what happened in the Comment stream.
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Dave Israel
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

DO NOT FEED WILDLIFE

I just got back from the bridge between Stratford and Chatham.  There is a sign posted not to feed the wildlife.  I stopped a couple feeding the ducks and pointed to the sign.  They said they couldn't understand because they have been watching people feed the birds all week.  I explained to them that they are doing more harm to the birds than good and making them depend on us for food.  Also, these birds cross the street and cause traffic problems that can also harm them.  For those of you out there, if you love animals like I do, please let them fend for themselves as nature attended them to.