Topic: COMMUNITY INTEREST
WHEN REALITY HITS…….
When A Town Has A Broken Moral Compass
Let’s look at the public health issues that have resulted in unnecessary deaths in Hamilton, Mercer County. At a recent forum, candidates were asked how they would be proactive in running the township. After reading these issues below, ask yourself this question. Is the current administration focused on public health, safety and performing their roles in a proactive nature?
1. 2014: EVD68, Eli, a 4-year-old Hamilton resident dies from the disease. The Public, health director and entire administrative staff, reported at a town hall that they were unaware of a Nationwide epidemic going on. The team of politicians stood up town halls and openly admitted to the fact they had no idea what the disease was. There is video content on YouTube, supporting this. An OPRA request also demonstrated that prior to the death of a 4-year-old, no SOP's existing in the schools in Hamilton to manage dealing with outbreaks. This was demonstrated from an OPRA request. It was not until there was a death in town that they learned about the epidemic that the administration, addressed the public demonstrating they had no idea what the disease was. One might question if they misled the public by stating they were rewriting the SOP's. The SOP's at that time never existed.
2. In 2019, Legionnaires cases and a death in Hamilton. To date, there has been no information shared on the township website. Other municipalities in NJ, that have had this unfortunate event as well, all have been forthcoming with residents. The administration of Hamilton, Mercer County, stated that the state is responsible for telling residents. The township Health department never let the BOH know this was happening.
3. Director of Health department gets indicted for numerous issues. DOH states they are in process of revoking his license. No public announcement from the Public Safety Director on this issue. When she was approached by residents, she ignored all of them as well as councils’ requests for a town hall.
4. For 7 years, residents in the Cornell Heights area have contacted the current Mayor on traffic issues. They have been ignored for 7 years by the Mayor, even though she claims she has an opened door policy. In July 2019, a 24-year-old boy was killed on the corner of Sandalwood and Carlisle Ave. while riding his bike. The township officials the next day had an emergency meeting to finally approve signage to stop the use of trucks on the streets. Again, it takes another death before the leadership responded.
5. Currently there is a Hepatitis A outbreak in NJ. This is a disease that is very contagious. There are 361 cases on record, 19 of which are in Mercer County. Yet, again there is zero information of focus on community education on this issue from the Public Safety Director: Mayor Yaede or anyone on her staff. They again are obtusely unaware of this epidemic. The Director of Public Health for Hamilton who is also the Mayor, must be waiting for a death or two to happen before alerting the residents of this epidemic.
6. Youth Suicide Epidemic. Statistics show that Mercer, Warren, and Ocean counties have the three highest rates of suicide attempts and self-inflicted injuries in the Garden State, which has 21 counties overall.
7. Animal Shelter Issues. Authorities said they found that between Jan. 1, 2016, and Oct. 1, 2018, about 236 cats and 93 dogs were illegally euthanized at the shelter before holding the animals or offering them for adoption for the seven days required by state law. These animals were euthanized without sedation utilizing cardiac sticks. A DOH report exposed the following…..
Among the more than two dozen deficiencies at the animal shelter, the DOH uncovered in their investigations:
— Staff administering euthanasia were not certified by a licensed veterinarian. Plunkett on Wednesday said the animal control officers have received the proper training since the inspection report.
— Animals were not being weighed, and there was no scale, in order to determine the correct dosage for euthanasia. The inspectors found evidence of numerous possible miscalculations. For example, an owner surrendered a dog reported to be 120 pounds, but the euthanasia log says it was 80 pounds. The dog was given 10 mL of euthanasia solution rather than the minimum of 12 mL required for a 120-pound dog.
— Euthanasia records do not match. A cat was recorded euthanized but then reclaimed. Another cat was recorded as euthanized and then adopted. Another cat was reportedly euthanized twice – once on May 9 and again Aug. 24, 2017.
— About 67 mL of euthanasia solution was unaccounted for. Was never found.
— There were no prescription labels, instructions, dosage calculations for the euthanizing drugs, which were not stored in refrigerator or dated.
— Cat vomit was on several surfaces.
— The kitten isolation room was not ventilated or air conditioned during a 90-degree day.
— Food and water bowls were not being disinfected daily.
— Small animal cages were not being cleaned and disinfected regularly. Staff did not know the last time they had been cleaned.
— Dog food was spilled on the floor.
— The shelter had no veterinarian-written or supervised disease control and health care program.
— There were no medical records, treatment orders, or medication logs. Treatment documents were not available for killed animals.
— Some medication had expired five years ago.
— Prescribed medication had not been administered.
— Medicine was lying around with no labels or instructions.
— There was no isolation room for sick dogs.
— An isolation room for cats was connected to the central air system.
— Animals are supposed to be scanned for ID chip three times – when they are captured by an officer, during intake and again upon release or euthanasia. The state said the shelter only scanned animals’ intake.
-Animals that were terminally ill were never seen by a vet.
-Volunteers were intimidated to remain quite or fired if they asked questions.
-Animals were euthanized by untrained staff using expired drugs and unapproved methods. This was exposed in two different investigations.
-Strays and surrendered animals were euthanized swiftly and did not wait the required 7 days. The administration received an order by the State to stop this behavior immediately once it was officially discovered by the authorities.
-The shelter expansion cost taxpayers over $1.4 million and during testimonies none of the directors took ownership on the issues at the shelter.
-No grooming area was apparent or a larger medical area
-The state inspection exposed the real conditions and required renovations. The costs were never shared on the optimization
-The amount of euthanasia increased after the expansion. The purpose of the expansion was to decrease the number of euthanasia.
-Under oath the Dir of the Shelter testified that they had never in their 40-year career on the job, ever inspected the shelter and SOP’s did not exist.
Two of the employees have been charged with animal cruelty at the shelter. In a Trentonian article, …https://www.trentonian.com/news/newly-released-hamilton-animal-shelter-report-exposes-troubled-facility-s/article_7a847364-7113-11e9-9eb3-53550fe57a2c.html additional information was reported as well.
“The response by the mayor and her administration was initially to deny the findings, attack the credibility of the state inspectors and to attack the credibility of the members of council who voiced concerns on this matter on behalf of the members of the public,” the report said. As it pertained to the animal shelter inspections.
Is there a trend to pivot blame, attack the credibility of authorities, residents, CFO’s etc. in Hamilton? Would a true leader not take ownership of the issues? Do residents feel that the current administration has done so? Residents need to ask themselves who are the leaders in Hamilton right now. Is it the current administration or the competition that proclaims promise of change? m so sorry this horrid woman did what she did to you guys. We pray she goes away after Nov
So, what is the current administration doing about these atrocities that occurred to the animal residents of Hamilton? Have they had the time to address these animal atrocities or have they been distracted by other entities over the years?
E.L. James is out of business. For those who do not know, she was the infamous author of the Fifty Shades of Grey series. There is prose out there written by a politician that warrants a cold shower and time in the red room.
It has been exposed that more than one man in the township has been pursued by the acting administration. For example, there is evidence of 39 Facetimes in one day, text messaging went on for years at all hours of the night and day. In one month for example, there were 418 text messages sent between the two parties, another month 648 were sent. During a 24-hour period one day, 24 text messages were sent. One day, from 7pm to 9AM 38 text messages were sent. From 2:47pm to 12:23am, 24 text messages were sent on top of the facetimes between the politician and the husbands of interest. This cannot be denied, it’s plain as day in the phone records that have gone public. We are not showing them to protect the people involved from further harassment by the politician.
This article is not about the text messages. However, the time of day that they occurred is a concern. As a journalist, we do not care about the sex part of these text messages, Facetimes, etc. What we want to educate the residents on is the appearance of a possible abuse of power that is represented by these text messages. When a politician uses their seat in public office to abuse the residents, gross intimidation of residents by using the power of office, that is a large problem. When this is occuring, resident can instill change during elections, or impeachments.
What any politician does during work hours, and their days never ends. It is important to the general public. Unfortunately for them, everything they do matters. They must withhold a high level of integrity, behavior, and mannerisms in order to uphold the public’s trust. This amount of time being spent by any politician text messaging an interest, distracts them from their public duties. When the distraction is so great, that they become unable to perform their duties, it’s time for change. One man we interviewed said, “I do not think men see married women as “more” attractive”.
It's called Vag-power. “They want to prove that they can get anything they want, especially another women’s man, because they have Vag-power! But they don’t want anything long term, just want to prove they can! Some may even say that they would never be second to any man and that is all these adulteresses are, used seconds.”
Imagine you are one of the women whose husband is pursued by a politician. They learn of it and instantly go into save my family mode. The disruption to the family unit is never the same and the women involved are forever scarred. The kids are affected and that must matter. The families want to move on and try to rebuild their family unit. The pursuer has not a care in the world as to the effect they have on that unit.
On Feb 16,1999, NJ Transit opened a new station in Hamilton, NJ. It’s rather poetic that NJ transit-built a train station in Hamilton, they never knew the town would become a train wreck on Dec 10, 2013 when a new administration was sworn in by Senator Jennifer Beck. An exercise that residents are sure that the dear Senator regrets; that Judge Alito regrets. We sent them messages in the past on this topic and await their response.
There is a lot of tension in Hamilton township, Mercer County. The issues are massive; the suspension of the CFO, the large illegal issues at the animal shelter, the sewer issues with Robbinsville, a health director indicted, an ACO indicted, the list goes on and on. The leadership refuses to meet with the public to discuss the issues; even though they have been contacted by residents, by council and concerned friends. Their unified silence is deafening. The leadership has failed its residents. What is next for Hamilton? Only a select few; who have been performing an extensive investigation of the town, know the real answer to that question.
History will expose why this leadership has done what they have done and the motivations behind their decisions and behaviors. It also appears from the conversations on the street, instant retirements, the end is near for the shenanigans and a cure for the residents. There have been numerous interviews of both township employees, residents and the like over what has transpired over the last 18 months. Many were done under oath by different agencies. It’s a trying time for the town and its residents. The residents are looking forward to healing. They will Vote on Nov 5th for the next phase of Hamilton.
When an administration’s strategy is to point the finger and take zero accountability, that is a problem for a town. In Hamilton, the mayor of the town, being the first female mayor has missed the opportunity of a lifetime. She has done zero to help the female population in the town, as it pertains to inspiring them, holding them up when they needed assistance, and driving positivity with the youth. Some of her supporters have posted photos of the mayor with other women. A photo does not represent any program, any focus to put other women on a permanent pedestal in Hamilton. Photos do not represent permanent programs that have been executed, sustained to achieve a difference for the female population of a town. They are just photos. It is our understanding the person posting these photos has been promised a job to be an executive assistant to the administration.
When any politician choses to put themselves first, the residents are an afterthought at best. In the event, a Public Safety Director, has zero interest in the safety of the public, and only in themselves, the residents suffer. These types of politicians lack the resilience that is needed in leaders to drive teams to success; in the face of unforeseen circumstances. When this happens, residents have one choice, they can VOTE FOR CHANGE or accept the status quo.
In a recent released audio, from a GALRE class, the Mayor of Hamilton stated if the students listened to other GALRE presentations, they would have learned more. Yet, a tweet by another student below demonstrates how they felt after a presentation early in the same year. In March of this year, the mayor visited one of the schools (7th and 8th graders) in the township. The Mayor started the conversation with the students, “I am here to talk about how the fact that I am so pretty and how that affects my ability to be mayor.” She went on to say to the students that people told her that she was too pretty to ever achieve anything. Did the mayor miss the memo on how to motivate children and do public speaking? The school system has now implemented a new policy on how these interactions can happen with the students after the released audio.
Below is the audio from the GALRE Class at Hamilton West presentation
The council special committee to date still has not been able to get an update from the shelter on optimization. The administration refuses to come and talk even though they have been given subpoenas. Residents have given donations to the shelter and the shelter still to this day gives no receipt of the donation. The administration claims the animal shelter is world class. If that is indeed the case, those evaluating this issue would think they would want to toot their flugelhorns like Chuck Mangione to share the world class process and procedures they have implemented.
During a recent political forum a politician was asked this…..: you have years of time on the job with years on the school board, council and now mayor, there is an audio clip floating around town on social media and around town of a 37 minute speech that was delivered to a group of students at Hamilton West High School. The moderator of the forum said, “I personally listened to the clip and you spent a considerable amount of time discussing your Republican primary opponent, who you already defeated, Mr. Martin and others that were personal attacks and inappropriate to say in front of a group of high school students. Do you believe your presentation was representative of an educational experience for the children present? Do you feel it demonstrated a mature, seasoned community leader like your resume reflects?......”
The politician’s response….”In going into the GALRE classes, I found it amazing that one person recorded one of the sessions. It is unfortunate because if they would have listened to the several others they would have heard where I have been called names. My family has been also been called names and harassed. Those questions were asked in the prior class and that is what I thought of that. The ugliest of politics has come to Hamilton. People expect me to be the Mayor, but they also expect me, when I must defend myself, that will happen. People want a leader that will defend themselves. In that, my conversations have not changed since day one with the GALRE classes."
Below is the excerpt from the forum
Did the Mayor answer the moderator? Did they take ownership for what they did at the GALRE class?
Residents are feeling frustrated. One stated, “ I have never seen public officials or the taxpayer salaried individuals, like those in Hamilton right now, who behave in such a demeaning, sarcastic and offensive manner towards the residents they serve. Maybe they believe they are Pappa Roy, from the hit show, Succession and just want to tell us all to Fuck off.”
But where are the residents of Hamilton getting their strength and stamina from, each other. Through all this they have developed a strong team spirit and sense of community. The residents do not want their leadership calling them racist or other names. They want the leadership to lead and not abuse their power to intimidate and harrass residents. One resident said,” We want our leadership in Hamilton to stop engaging in policies that negatively impact communities of color and/or stop ignoring the needs of the neighborhoods west of Quakerbridge, it’s not that hard.” Another said,” Stop threatening us.”
You cannot empower or inspire anyone when your main goal in life is to rub everyone’s nose in your title. When politicians lack the fortitude to have a diverse administration, everyone loses. One politician was heard saying one day during a meeting, ” I do not care what their qualifications are, I need a woman.” Leaders who hire beating hearts and not the right qualified person have nowhere to go but down.
We wanted to take this story a bit further as it pertains to missteps in politics in the USA. There are many examples. We reached out to numerous men and women throughout the United States, to better understand why they think women pursue married men. Why do they feel the need to destroy families with their behavior? The women and men I asked were from all stretches of society, throughout the world, different educational backgrounds, type of work they did and socioeconomic status. You will see their comments throughout this article, all their comments are in italics. They also shared their personal experiences with politicians in the past, those interactions and episodes are shared as well.
The truth of the matter is, any flavor of cheating relationships destroys families. Sometimes they heal, or appear to be healed, but the underlying distrust does not go away. It’s imbedded in the souls of the those involved forever. “When a predator sees a man with a wife and family, and they do not have the same in their lives, they feel that others should not have the happiness they have. Destroying a family by seducing a husband is the thrill of the games. Once the game is dead, they then move onto another man.” This comment is very interesting due to the fact there are other examples that were shared from another interviewee about specific behavior of a politician. They align.
Here is that example of the alignment….
“A politician was in the wedding of a friend, a friend that worked in their administration. But the nanosecond this employee had a baby they were demoted to secretary because the politician was jealous. Other people’s happiness bought vindictive behavior to the highest level by this politician. “
More comments made by those we interviewed.
"They hid behind a cloak of commitment. It is easier to be with someone who is already taken. It is not a relationship built on truth; it may be exciting for a little bit. But reality will always hit. "
There are scientific studies out there that focus on this behavior and why it happens. The science states that this is a biological process that exists across species. That females are more attracted to males based on the endorsement of a third party; they call it mate-choice copying.
“A man on his first marriage is much more attractive to an adulteress than a man on his fifth marriage. The study went on to say that younger and less experienced women are more likely attracted to married men. They view married men as “safe”. However, the study also demonstrated that mature women never go after married men. This is due to the fact they have more sophisticated ways of assessing potential mates. The ultimate irony of mate-choice copying, the moment you cash in on the boost and cheat, you instantly become less safe and less attractive. So, the post-marital attention is what it is, a small confidence boost to your Dad bod, Nothing more.”
“Some women chase married men habitually because they are looking for financial security. Especially, if the married man is successful. However, men do it because at a certain age, they too go through menopause or some type of age crisis. If their personal romantic situation, in their own minds, they feel their wife is not taking care of them, they cheat to fill that void.”
“They’re trying to take something from another woman. I guess first, there’s that adrenaline rush and thrill of doing something bad. It’s also a controlled relationship. Very private and secret, and time together is limited, like dating. So, its is almost like everyone is looking their best and on their best behavior, none of the drudgery.”
"It's like buying a car. But you do not have to test drive it, someone else already has. Plus it feels good to know you are good enough to temp or take a man away from another woman."
"Some women love the challenge of a married man, it gives them the opportunity to possibly show they are better, they are intrigued by married men."
“Some women can be wicked. They want to prove that they can get anything they want, especially another women’s man, because they have the, excuse my French, Vag-power! But they don’t want anything long term, just want to prove they can! Some may even say that they would never be second to any man and that is all these adulteresses are, used seconds.”
We all remember the story of Anthony Weiner who in May of this year was released from prison due to his text messages. During the interview when he was released this is what he said,” I am feeling relieved to be getting back to my family, to be able to live a life of integrity and service. I am glad this chapter of my life is behind me.” He and his wife live on the same floor in a NYC apartment building, but not together as they continue to heal as a family.
So, what drives someone to these behaviors, whether they are a politician or a non-politician? One of our interviewees said, “ I do not think single women go after married men. I think men lie to women and women get caught up in a relationship thinking that it’s a good and equitable relationship only to find out later its not. I believe at that point, the women are put in a difficult position, or throw away something they enjoy and built or weighing the pain she has caused another woman and/or family while continuing the relationship. These women are not innocent and nor are the men. Why do people cheat? That is another question. “
So, the age-old question, why do politicians lie? They lie to exploit the ignorance of the public and to facilitate deals. Why do people make such poor decisions in politics? Why are they so often distracted by lies, irrelevant alternatives and specious arguments?
In politics, hypocrisy and doublespeak are tools. They can be used nefariously, illegally or for personal gain, as when President Richard M. Nixon denied Watergate complicity, but they can also be used for legitimate public purposes, such as trying to prevent a civil war, as in Lincoln’s case, or trying to protect American prestige and security, as when President Dwight D. Eisenhower denied that the Soviet Union had shot down a United States spy plane, or when a Mayor says crime is down by 17% but the State Police crime data does not support that…. They are betting the public won’t fact check them.
Politicians use and abuse statistics and fabricate when it suits their purposes. Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon said it best. He said, “Politicians use something called “bounded rationality.” “Bounded rationality” is about being influenced by emotions, preconceived notions and things I may think I know but really don’t. “
What’s more, political figures can get away with saying things that don’t square with the facts, because it would take too much effort for the average person to fact-check everything for accuracy. People with lesser abilities tend to overstate their level of knowledge and understanding. If I see a bad call by a football referee, my first reaction might be to say that I could have gotten that call right, but I’m totally not trained as a referee and wouldn’t have a clue about what call to make on most plays.
This perception of illusory superiority comes from people not being equipped to realize that they don’t know what they don’t know. That in turn makes it more difficult to separate out “fake news” from reality. The residents of towns live in the reality. The reality that they need change.
The interviewees also shared stories of interactions with politicians throughout the United States. Some of the stories were quite incredible. We share those as well below.
There was an episode, prior to being elected that an interviewee shared, “ Where a politician was found sucking their thumb, rocking back and forth in a chair in a catatonic state. This was due to the fact they were concerned about a new role they took were they felt they were not the center of attention. It was not the pedestal that they thought it would be.”
This was a very sad story, for mental illness is a large issue in America. We can only hope this politician gets the help they desperately need. Do you feel that people who do this are capable of being in public office? Should there be a required mental health test done of elected officials to ensure they have what it takes to do the job. This ensures the safety of a community and themselves. In the USA, we do this for driver licenses in many states to ensure as we all age, we are still acute enough to deal with the difficulties of the roads we drive on.
Another story focused on the fear of a suicide attempt of a politician. It was shared, “When this politician does not get their way, and the personal pedestal they have placed themselves on the collapse; they crash. The family of this politican is always very worried when their political child crashes. A job transition occurred for this politician in the past where they thought they were going to be the face of an institution and turned out that did not happen. Extremely sadness took over this politician and a member of the family called another friend to ask if they should remove the guns from the home in fear that something bad would happen.”
This is a very sad state of affairs as well. We repeat what we said above. We can only hope this politician gets the help they desperately need. Do you feel that people who do this are capable of being in public office? Should there be required mental health tests done of elected officials to ensure they have what it takes to do the job. This ensures the safety of a community and themselves. In the USA we do this for driver licenses in many states to ensure as we all age, we are still acute enough to deal with the difficulties of the roads we drive on.
“Some politicians are obsessed with titles. As a leader they will show they drive all the rules and do not dare try to interrupt that. If you do, look out. Maybe a dead deer or religious propaganda or high levels of intimidation will end up on your doorstep to show you who is boss. You cannot ask questions; they won’t get answered. They only can direct the questions, even if you ask. Even if you were to ask some politicians, what color shirt are you wearing, they won’t answer the question. They must direct all questions.
A politician that will never answer residents or council because they are demanding a response will also do this. No one can demand anything from them. Residents beware.”
Another political story shared focused on stalking. “Why would someone have such an obsession with stalking? That they are being followed? It is because they believe everyone wants them. That they believe they are so popular that they feel they are being hunted. But this is not the case. They believe that they cannot get through a day because everyone wants them and won’t leave them alone. They believe in their own fantasy that the paparazzi want them 24/7. But it is just that, a complete fantasy. The paparazzi has no interest in focusing their lenses on them. In this story a politician said that a stalker left flowers on their car. The politician kept the flowers in a vase in their bedroom. When this politician got a new lover and the threw the flowers away, the politician went ballistic and screamed, “They are evidence.” This politician kept the flowers in their bedroom as if they were a prize.”
Another political story shared…. The interviewee stated, “The politician would go to Florida every year to unwind after a hard election. The politician would brag about how they would go out at night picking up potential suitors at bars. Together they would go back to the politician’s home they were staying in and the bar pick up could never perform. The reason they could not perform according to the politician was because they were appealing, and the bar pick up had never seen anyone that appealing.”
We will end this article here, to allow you to digest all the information and make an informed decision about politics in the USA. Not all politicians act in this manner. There are some amazing people in politics doing amazing things for their constituents. When residents vote, they get what they asked for. If you vote, you play an important part in the process. If you are informed during the process, an even bigger part. If you choose to not vote, you gave those the right to stack up against you. Vote for what is best for you and your family. Corruption is not what Hamilton is all about. Don’t help the rest of the world believe that we are.