About

A blog dedicated to the counterpoint on the political, economic and social happenings in Amsterdam, NY.

This blog employs subversive techniques in its opinions and views — facts, objective reality, math, research, forethought and in some cases, satire and parody. As the blog focuses on Amsterdam, what is considered reality and what is satire often remains elusive. It is left to the reader to discern the often faint, but yet existent,  line between the two.

Disclosures,Terms,Conditions

1) The views and opinions here are dictated to me and merely offered here as nothing but propaganda by my puppet masters strictly my own.
2) I encourage a good-faith debate of the issues of the day and will accord posters the same respect accorded to me and fellow posters. On the other hand, I have zero patience for posts that lower the debate, engage in personal attacks or cross the line as if written by the online equivalent of a troll or worse. I will usually give a warning and then ban posters who fail to follow the guidelines.
3) All content on this blog is copyrighted. You can read the full copyright here. I’m persnickety about my copyrights so please read the notice if any doubts.
4) I encourage and support fair use of content on this blog.
5) I encourage publication of posts on this blog subject to the following terms:
a) Any posts published in print form , excluding fair use or with my prior written consent, are subject to a $2500 publication fee. Upon publication, publishers will receive an invoice for the full amount payable upon receipt. Failure to pay publication fees will immediately subject publishers to collections and legal action.
b) Any posts published online, excluding fair use or with my prior written consent,  are subject to a $2500 publication fee. Upon publication, publishers will receive an invoice for the full amount payable upon receipt. Failure to pay publication fees will immediately subject publishers to collections and legal actions and also subject publishers to actions pursuant to DMCA including but not limited to  filing take-down notice filings with hosting  provider and domain registrar.
6) I will respect anonymity of posters subject to the rules above. I will not allow ‘outing’ of anonymous posters on this blog.  Importantly, I will not accord anonymity to those who attempt to out or who have outed others; you cannot have it both ways here.
7 ) If you find my rules or policies unpalatable, please post elsewhere or GYOFB.

All content on this site is protected by US Copyright Law. Please see Copyright Notice page.

Copyright 2008-2013 Flippin’ Amsterdam.

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10 thoughts on “About

  1. Please, may your long exodus end!

    The lunatic fringe has had full reign for too long, without ardent comment from the rational.

    You are missed.

  2. Hey, Ann…

    I’m the guy with amsterdamit. Actually, my name is Rusty Williams.

    Amsterdamit is just a community site. The articles are a combination news story/blog.

    My education was in journalism, but shortly after getting out of school, I got a job as a reporter with a newspaper in the town I was living in at the time. (Roswell, NM – with the “Roswell Daily Record.” — No, I didn’t see any space aliens while I lived there, but for some reason, ever since living there, my eyes have this great, sublime green glow when in blacklight.)

    Anyway, it took me about two months to discover that news writing was BORING! – So, the website is a way to blend quasi-reporting with a touch of creativity.

  3. As a frequenter of your blog and the information you look to extend to the public, I thought I would drop you a line and let you know about the site I have up now. Less political, and more event and activity driven. Hoping to consolidate the information about what to do and where to go in Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie Counties so that more people can participate in these activities and hopefully create new ones as well. Please stop by and let me know what you think about http://www.mohawkvalleyguide.com
    I included message boards and free classifieds as well.

  4. As a frequenter of your blog and the information you put out there for the public, I wanted you know about my new site. It is about local things to do and places to go, to consolidate this information into one place so that people can easily get out and enjoy our area. I included a calendar, free classifieds and a message board for people to use as well.
    If you get a chance, check out http://www.mohawkvalleyguide.com and let me know what you think.

    Thanks

  5. Liking the parrots’ pic, changing your blog pic lots of late. How about a nice pic of the guy park Manor along the river, WEM’s new home? HehEHehe!

    • The images should be considered commentary or state of mind so I’m cycling through them as the spirit/issues moves me. I’d be glad to use Guy Park Manor; please forward a picture and I’ll cycle that for a few days to flippinamsterdam@gmail.com

  6. I don’t get it.

    Were you getting too many site visits?

    God forbid!

    By stopping yours, you are leaving it up to the Judge Report alone.

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