Under siege in Herkimer NY pesticide terrorism continues

 Pesticide terrorism continues well into second year

Stanley Sykes and his terrorist band continue to spray our home and neighboring areas with toxic pesticide both day and night in their continuous reign of terror waged to preserve their control of Pleasant Ave. As we move into mid spring, the gang is well prepared to trigger a renewed assault whenever we open a window or emerge onto the street or into our backyard. Herkimer Police have been unsuccessful in protecting us from this relentless thug whose gang has assailed us since February 2017 when they first destroyed my office on the second floor of 330 Pleasant Ave with liquid pesticide.

We continue to increase our vigilance with more formalized security processes, improved lighting and cameras. Newcomers are advised to use lighting and surveillance to oppose criminal thugs intent on making the streets safe for their illegal trafficking activities that destroy the health and lives of others. If more of us purchase and install surveillance cameras and lights, we can take back the streets from those who oppress us.

Sykes gang henchmen have been using jamming devices to block wireless transmissions and cellular communication. We recommend using hard wired devices which are immune to such blocking. We have also installed a powerful backyard light which illuminates our property at night with daylight brilliance.

Resist gang terrorism and make your community safe!

Though many of our friends and acquaintances have urged us to move from this lawless jurisdiction, we continue to oppose these depraved behaviors by blogging on our experiences and making use of inexpensive and widely available technology to fight those who destroy this community and others. Together we can make a difference.

Linda Kaidan

Herkimer Gas Attacks Blossoming With Spring

by Stephen Ames Berry

Herkimer March 2018 Gas Attacks

Herkimer gas attacks have resumed here on Pleasant Avenue  and are blossoming with Spring. Having failed to drive us from our house and been only moderately successful in poisoning us in our beds over the last year, our murderous band of neighbors are trying to deny us our backyard.

When we’re out back for more than a few minutes, a poisonous insecticide rolls in.  It’s odorless, colorless, its familiar symptoms those of pyrethrim:  tongue and lip numbness, drooling, lethargy, itching, short term memory loss, muscle tremors, respiratory problems. The gas quickly disperses, but the symptoms linger for hours. It comes from the direction of King Street.

Assuming its misted from the west of our yard by an easily-concealed handfogger, the pesticide  is dispensed toward us from within the circle on the map. The smaller, easily hidden pesticide foggers have a coverage area of 5,000 square feet, according to the handfogger directions. We’re easily in range from any part of that red circle.

Surrounded by Sykes Gang and A Spreading Plague of Vacant Houses

The gas creeps in when we’re out of line of sight of the neighboring yards. This requires spotters–that would be the Sykes gang, long comfortably nested in landlord Jay Smith properties on the other side of us. (See map.) The two houses to S. Sykes left and the one to his right are vacant. (The guys in 332 Pleasant work during the day.) Indeed, over time there’s been a creeping plague of vacant houses overlooking or near the Sykes gang’s domain. This is symptomatic of a ruthless and depraved criminal enterprise expanding it’s turf. Were the houses’ occupants gassed, or did they just think it healthier to move? 

Looking at the gassing map (below), the immediate reason for poisoning us is obvious: our house and its cameras look right down the throat of the Stanley Sykes gang’s empire of dirt surrounding the parking lot. (They frequently complain they’ve paid for the right to traffic there and that we need to be gone and they’ll soon see us on our way.)

Herkimer gas attacks map
Herkimer Gas Attacks Map – March 2018

March 2018 Gassing Attacks

3/30/18  1200 hrs. Warm day. Gassed in backyard from the direction of King Street as we stood on backstairs. Only direction not within sight or fully fully covered by cameras. 

3/11/18 Installing light on back steps when yard misted with pyrethrim. Usual symptoms. Attack appeared to come from backyard several houses down Pleasant Avenue from the King Street side, given prevailing wind and that I was watching immediately adjacent houses and yards on Pleasant and Eureka Avenues as worked.

Driveby poison gas attacks from Pleasant Avenue: none noted since the 2/27/18 attack reported by Linda Kaidan in her post.

Yeah, not many yet. Endured about 50 last  year. How many poison gas attacks are acceptable?  We expect more gas attacks as the weather gets nicer and we’re outside more often, improving our security and expanding our wealth of  Herkimer crime YouTube offerings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shop at Aldis Ilion for low prices and European sophistication

Aldis trendy sophisticated yet budget conscious healthy♥♥♥

Aldis is the most popular supermarket in western Europe, according to a BBC report. They carry delicious products from all over the world, create their own recipes and beat prices at most area super markets. In fact, our food budget is nearly ½ what it used to be since we started to shop there.

Today for example, we purchased entrees of fresh salmon filet, chicken, ground sirloin, tuna, yogurt and eggs as well as fresh, frozen and canned vegetables and fruit for $110.79. Included in this price were cat food and cat litter. Planting supplies of seeds, soil mix and starter containers for growing 60 seedlings indoors cost $8. To sum up, we’ll feed 2 adults and 1 cat in a scrumptious and nutritious fashion for one week with a projected cost of $476.40 per month. Extras like yummy Brie cheese, genuine baguettes, first rate Barissimo fair trade ground coffee and seeds, soil and planters for growing this year’s garden are also included in that price.

While the fresh salmon is roughly $9 per pound, you can serve one half a pound or even less as a nice sized portion. 4/10 lb (6.4 OZ) salmon fillet has 36 grams of protein which is quite a bit. Compare this to a standard serving of chicken fillet at 4 oz which has 31 grams of protein. Salmon is also considered a super food for many reasons including its ability to reduce inflammation and to lower blood sugar levels.

Aldis has other benefits besides being good for your food budget. They care about the health of their customers and show this by deliberately selling nutritious foods and encouraging you to buy them. For example, skim milk cost less than other milk because it is the healthiest for you.

Linda Kaidan

 

 

 

SpaceX launch heralds a new age of inexpensive space travel

 

On February 6, 2018 one of the most significant events in human history took place with the launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket, which sent a Tesla vehicle on a trajectory towards Mars. The low cost and reusability of the Falcon Heavy space shuttle heralds an age of inexpensive space flight and colonization potential. Tuesday’s mission cost $90 million, $15 million less than New York City’s 2018 budget for student physical education.

Mars is nearby and can be reached in a relatively short period of time. Every 1.6 years Earth and Mars reach a point at which their proximity is maximum. During this time the trip might take 260 days or less. It has the kinds of things humans need to survive, like oxygen, water and nitrogen. The Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment (MOXIE) is designed to convert carbon dioxide from the atmosphere on Mars into oxygen for fuel and life support. MOXIE will be travelling to Mars on NASA’s 2020 mission. It will be the first oxygen-production plant of its kind to travel to another planet.

Robots can build habitats for humans to live in on Mars and early pioneers can have the essentials needed to begin life on another planet. 

It seems inexpensive and easy. So much so, that it would not be surprising to see a colony on Mars ten years from now. SpaceX is a corporation which constructed the rockets used in yesterday’s launch, with $0 from the US or any other government. It’s exciting to see how this innovative technology can help us place useful platforms in space near earth inexpensively, helping improve transportation, exploration, telecommunications, weather monitoring, and potentially, weather control.

With all the horrible weather events which have taken place this last year, it’s a relief to see this brilliant technology move humanity forward, realizing new potential which only moments ago was science fiction.  The SpaceX launch heralds a new age where space travel will be a part of many of our lives.

by Linda Kaidan

Stunning Christmas Design Ideas Cost Less

Because we have superior manufacturing technology Stunning Christmas Design Ideas Cost Less!

These inexpensive home furnishings are very affordable, versatile and portable. They range in cost from $7 to $160. If you want to energize your home and break out of the ho hum ordinary – it’s really easy.

Tapestry Available at Dressily for $15

DIY Platform Bed made of plywood from Lowes

LED fairy lighting 50 ft 7$ AMAZON

Add some magic !

Wayfair hall runner only $86.  Looks exquisite but the price is reasonable.

 

Make your showering experience special for only $30

I bought this and really love it. It can work as a bath or shower curtain as well as a drape.

Make a window seat from an old kitchen cabinet

Paint the cabinet if necessary and purchase legs. I made this cabinet seat below in 20 minutes by adding 4 stainless legs.

There’s a huge leg selection on Amazon.com.

 

 

Need extra sleeping and a new armchair in one? This space saving and versatile bed, armchair and chaise lounge is only $160. It’s on my wish list already 😊

 

Tufts University Invents Technology that Will End Climate Change

 

The technology that will end climate change has been developed at Tufts University in Massachusetts. It extracts CO2 from the atmosphere and converts it to a liquid form, methanol. It is based on research published last year at USC,  and builds upon a less clean practice developed by a team in Iceland. Methanol can be used to create renewable fossil fuel that can be burned – polluting the air, sucked out of the atmosphere again and then recycled. Using it this way means that in a sense we can have our cake and eat it too, using the same fuel over and over again, rather than constantly adding new green house gasses to our overburdened atmosphere.

That doesn’t mean we should continue to use fossil fuels. Certainly solar, wind and hydro power are much nicer. Methanol can be used in many excellent ways. We currently rely on Methanol to produce silicone, plastic water bottles, car parts, fleece jackets and some pharmaceuticals. Perhaps we’ll be able to use methanol for 3-D printer ink to make plastic objects we design on our computers.

One of the most versatile materials that can be made from methanol is polyester. It can be the basis for manufacturing many types of fiber for use in clothing, bedding, carpets, tents, upholstery and insulation. It’s water resistant too. Re-purposed methanol can help us make our homes comfortable while keeping the air we breath clean!

How long will it take to get levels of CO2 back down to normal? That’s for someone else to answer, but the sooner the better! Because, there is more CO2 in the air now than there has been in 50 million years and that’s not a situation we can live with.

Since we now have the opportunity to reverse the destructive process that has harmed so much of our planet, we can be optimistic about the future. However, the cleanup may take many years. We can expect more horrible weather including high winds and must be intelligent about growing food locally in our homes and communities.

By Linda Kaidan

Actively fighting climate change is our responsibility

Weather chaos threatens us

In the last 2 years we have witnessed sustained hurricane winds up to 200 MPH . Irma is one example with 185 MPH winds. In the last 3 months we have seen a year of rain falling in just a few days in Texas.  Twenty million Floridians were threatened by a hurricane so wide it covered nearly the entire state east to west and north to south. How many billions of dollars in damage? – nearly half a trillion with Irma weighing at up to $300 B and Harvey at $190 B.

Climate will keep getting more erratic, surprising us with rising oceans, loss of coastal cities and destruction of crops. This can easily lead to food insecurity and mass migrations. The forces that drive a solution lie with us just as much as with experts, corporations and governments – if not more so.

We need to be part of the solution

Promising solutions lie with innovators in agriculture and engineering. Some of these are driven by major corporations like SpaceX, Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft. A portion of these innovations lie in governments like Australia’s, farming desert coasts with sea water and sunshine. Elon Musk’s brother is farming indoors in New York City making use of shipping containers to grow reliable food locally.

What can we do? We can bring food security to our own communities. How much will this cost? Not a whole lot. When we grow local food indoors and year-round, we can make a difference between starvation, chaos, disease, mass migration and warfare on the one hand and survival on the other. Having enough food to eat is a major stabilizer that can be the difference between maintaining our civilization and letting chaos rain.

It’s easy to accomplish this powerful goal

We can no longer rely on vast international supply chains to bring us the resources we need from afar. Have you checked on the availability and cost of plywood recently? Let’s be pioneers in our own communities by growing food in our schools, basements and underused commercial and industrial buildings. We can do this now.

The Herkimer Post endorses Mark Gaworecki for County Legislator District 2

Mark Gaworecki Herkimer County Legislator
Vote for Mark Gaworecki
Herkimer County Legislator – District 2

You can vote on November 7.

  • As an engineer Mark Gaworecki knows how to make things work and understands the value of our local resources.
  • He is a forward-looking person whose goal is to make Herkimer County more prosperous and sustainable.
  • Growing up in Herkimer, he graduated from HCC and SUNY and has an MBA.
  • All of us who are keen to see Herkimer become a healthy, prosperous and effective community will be delighted to have this opportunity to choose such a qualified candidate.

Mark Gaworecki has the know-how and community concern to make the important difference we need in these changing times.

 

Self-taught Inventors – You Can Be One!

 

Important self-taught inventors who did not complete elementary school

Self Taught Inventors

In the left photo is Thomas Edison, whose formal education ended after 3 months, discouraged by his teacher who said he was not very smart. In the right photo is Pay Bok Sing, an innovative seafood farmer who has a fourth-grade education. Edison is most famous for his invention of the incandescent light bulb, the mainstay of lighting for over a century. He also invented the phonograph and made the very first movies.

Pay Bok Sing, like Edison is self-educated. His schooling ended in 4th grade. With the help of his own curiosity and YouTube, he taught himself how to create ocean water for inland seafood farming and feed for his fish crop. His inventions may become the foundation of sustainable, local based farming, providing secure food in the communities where we live.

Teaching ourselves we can all become inventors

In the US, public education often succeeds in creating endless crops of students who think they hate learning, demotivated by teachers who limit their intellectual exploration rather than encourage creative thought. But were students to partake of the enormous potential provided by free online learning through YouTube and other web channels, they could explore their own abilities, and be inventors and thought leaders. In fact, farming in our own homes and back yards can provide all of us with inexpensive laboratories for learning about food science–a science that can help feed people in times of climate uncertainty and economic instability.

There’s no need to take expensive courses. Just follow some basic instruction from YouTube and learn how to raise fish in your basement and tomatoes and lettuce in your own kitchen. The more you learn, the more you’ll be able to discover for yourself. Each and every one of us can be an inventor!

Use a tomato, soil and a pot to start😊

Linda Kaidan

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