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Old 01-15-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: NEPA
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Default what does everyone think about the corruption in NEPA?

Don't you think it's gone too far? Its time for some serious change...and we NEED a recall procedure to get people with longer (4+ year) terms out of office for being corrupt!

Stop NEPA corruption
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Drama Central
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Its starts at the local level and just gets bigger as you go higher. Good luck with it. I have been probably the most out spoken on this form in reagrds to the local political corruption here in the Scranton are but there are those on this site that seem to think that corruption doesn't exist here in Scranton or NEPA. Its unfortuante but the area is controled by one party and that party is controlled by a select few. The republican party has not had any strength in this are for many years now and what would be considered a republican candidate is just a dem in repub clothes doing the dirty work for his party.
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:14 AM
 
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No corruption has ever been proven, despite numerous accusations and supposed proof. Conspiracy theories abound about secret societies rivalling the Masons and Templars, but there's no real evidence of any sort of "network" influence.

Does everyone like their politicians? Not by a long shot. It doesn't make them necessarily corrupt, though.
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Drama Central
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Sure your right. 100's of millions of dollars being passed around and there is no corruption. I wonder if Cordaro and Chuck Constanzo feel the same way. I'm sorry wasn't he arrested for embezzling county funds and using them improperly? The secret service did impound his Caddy from Burney and thats fact. He is under investigation and he is charged and he is going to trial so we'll see. It must be nice to live in a Norman Rockwell painting and the fairy tale world you see everyday. I figured this thread would bring you out your bubble.
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:22 AM
 
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Costanzo's a politician? He held elected office? That's news to me...

And what law is it, exactly, that Cordaro's being accused of breaking? Being an arrogant prick or a lousy commissioner aren't crimes that I'm aware of.
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Drama Central
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My kids could put this one together so I'm confident that the secret service will be able to link Chuckie to his "very close friend" Bob Cordaro. Chuck did start the business right after Bob was elected and he did get the county workmens comp contracts from his "close friend" didn't he?
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:43 AM
 
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You just cited one case that has not resulted in any charges (to this point) against an elected official (hence, no PROVEN political corruption, outside of your opinion). That's some fine police work there, Lou. What other "corruption" can your kids blow the lid off of and prove indisputably?
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Drama Central
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Wow that is a great glass house you live in and the world looks so rosey from there doesn't it? Your kidding me that you honestly think that there is no political corruption here in NEPA because it hasn't been proven in a court of law? Honestly I wish I had that Norman Rockwell painting of a outlook that you do. Your really one of those black and white kind of guys aren't you. "There is no crime in Scranton" right mayor Doherty? What about the whole father Sica and Bufalino thing did that not happen? Gaming commision and perjury, wow your right that has nothing to do with politics what was I thinking it didn't happen. You can just keep going on this thread if you want since your now the anti-corruption cheerleader. I'm out of here. You just too much fun for me.
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:14 PM
 
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When Cordaro is charged with a crime, I'll concede that he might be corrupt. Until then, his associate is the only one being found to be corrupt. If Doherty, et al, are ever charged with the ramant corruption that you like claiming but can't prove and apparently no one else is acting upon, then maybe I'll rethink my position.

Until then, feel free to carry on with your conspiracy theories and administration bashing. I'll watch you flame out while I wait until something actually happens before calling "corruption".
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Sheeptown, USA
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Cordaro may not have been found corrupt by a court of law, but there is def. a sense of corruption that surrounds him. Just by the way he comes off and the people that surround him. They say birds of a feather flock together and that's the feeling I get from Costanzo and Cordaro. But to me it doesn't matter what he is, he's not in public office anymore and the people must feel the same way too because they voted him out. As for political corruption, it is everywhere, not just in NEPA. New York City govt. is very corrupt and I heard the govt. down in New Orleans has had it's share of corruption. So it's not limited to just here.
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