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I had to do it! I had to create a blog so you and I could gripe about all of "The Crap" that we encounter everyday in our lives. Believe me, there is plenty! You can now come to this blog to Gripe because you have the right to do so. Over time, we will Gripe about topics ranging from sports to politics to just about all of the garbage that happens around us. When you Gripe, you can add your name or not. It's your right! You can vent any way you want. Use foul language if you are angry enough to and if you are offended, just Gripe It! Hell, we have been banned from Facebook twice! You can Gripe about people, places and things. The only thing I ask is if you are going to Gripe about someone and you use their name, make sure you have the facts straight or say it's your opinion. Otherwise they will sue your and my ass off! It's your RIGHT TO GRIPE! You can respond to one of our Gripes or you can lay down your own Gripe. It's easy. To post your own Gripe just email it to therighttogripe@hotmail.com and we will get it on. You can also post a Gripe on our Facebook page. Just search The Right To Gripe. If you don't want to write it down, just click on one of the boxes below each Gripe to give your opinion. You can also become an official "Griper". All you need to do is "Sign Up" and create an account. IT'S FREE! So, don't sit back and take it, just GRIPE IT!







Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rob Mericle - Only A Miracle Will Put Him In Jail


I just read on timesleader.com that NEPA business and realty tycoon or should I say baboon Rob Mericle may have his plea bargain agreement with the Feds amended. Believe it or not, the G-Men want to change it from the minimum sentence to more up to the max for obstructing and impeding the administration of justice. Well, its about freakin' time. This slob has been suckling off the teat of the system for his entire life. He buys and develops properties in bogus KOZ zones and pockets tons of dough. If you are not familiar with the KOZ zones, these are properties that have their taxes deferred for a period of time to allow the owners to fix them up and use them without getting burdened with high taxes. They were made to help distressed areas like NEPA attract businesses. Of course, this guy has taken total advantage of this while pocketing millions. He is just like our friend Thom "The Tick" Greco. Rob "The Maggot" Mericle was caught up in the Cash For Kids scheme and so far has been Scott Free of any possible jail time. He pleaded guilty to being connected with the corrupt judges Ciaveralla and Conahan. So far Rob "The Maggot" Mericle has paid $2,100,000.00 in restitution to fund programs that improve the welfare of children. I wonder how much he made on the Cash For Kids scheme? I would think a boat load more than he is dishing out! This guy is as slimy as a maggot in a trash can in the summer and needs to be checked into the crowbar hotel. The Feds must have something more on "The Maggot" and lets hope they do. Its time to Sing Rob! My guess is that he will slither his way out of any slammer time and continue to milk dry the bosom of NEPA. Maybe, just maybe a Mericle will happen?

10 comments:

  1. This cockroach, once in jail should be beaten and raped daily...

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  2. SO FUNNY THAT YOU AND MR ANONYMOUS BOTH TALK OUT YOUR @SS AND HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE HELL YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT... CAN I CALL THE 2 OF U SCUMBAGS, YEP I CAN... FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!

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  3. Dear Anonymous,

    You are certainally free to express your opinion here anytime you want and I do the same. I encourage people to banter back and forth if they choose to do so. As for me talking out of my ass, one, have the balls to spell ASS out and two, you should see my ass cheeks fly when I do talk out of my ass!

    R2G - Right To Gripe

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  4. What Mericle did was wrong, but don't throw out the baby with the bath water. This guy took a lot of shit properties and turned them around. That he did them for profit is called business and as a result of his business he is directly and indirectly responsible for thousands of jobs in NEPA. If the guy decided to just shut down and take his money the unemployment rate in the area would skyrocket. I hate to let facts get in the way of a good gripe.

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  5. Make no mistake here, Mericle is out for Mericle and no one else. Yes, he did take these blighted and unwanted properties and turned them around and created some jobs. Kudo's to him for that. However, he is a cutthroat businessman and made sure he would turn a nice profit from them. I have had dealings with him through local government and let me tell you he talks like he is the biggest savior in the world but in reality he is not. Ask Forty Fort Borough about how he is boning them out of the proper tax payments on the old ACME warehouse complex.

    R2G

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  6. R2G, that is called business. I don't think him anything but a good business person. And the goal of business is to make the most profit possible. However, in his quest for profit he has created jobs and turned around some real shit holes. If he didn't take the risk, how many eyesores would still be around. What would the old Acme warehouse be today? Now it is full of businesses.
    If he beats Forty Fort Borough out of taxes, whose fault is it? His for trying to maximize his profit or the Borough for failure to collect them?

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  7. Forty Fort Borough had to spend unnecessary tax payers dollars because Mericle took them to court to fight the proper tax payment. It appears, and I will say appears that he called one of his cronies over at the courthouse and came out with the verdict on his side. Yes, he is a business man and a good one at that. You are correct in saying that he has created jobs and fixed up blighted properties. However, lets not forget his involvement in the Cash For Kids scheme and that makes him a scumbag in my eyes.

    R2G

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  8. If I read correctly he wasn't in on the kids for cash. He was doing the building and paid a "finders fee" to get the contract to construct it and then he was done. The b.s. that went on after was after he was no longer involved. I could be wrong about that though. I thought that was another big shot.

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  9. I have been following this back and forth and it is nice to read civilized discourse. R2G it seems that your personal dislike for Mericle, may be influencing your posting. He was not involved int the Kids for Cash portion. The poster is correct, he was only involved in the construction phase. The shenanigans that occurred later did not involve him.
    I respect your right to gripe, however, factual accuracy should be important when discussing another person, no matter one's personal opinion.
    Mericle's alleged and admitted crimes have nothing to do with the actual kids for cash.
    Your venom may very well be founded, but the return on investment the people of NEPA have received from whatever considerations Mericle were given is probably close to 3:1.
    Don't forget all the small business, restaurants, suppliers, etc.. that made money and employed people because of Mericle's projects.
    I think it is only proper to keep the kids for cash aspect in the proper perspective and only attack those directly involved in that particular action.
    Thank you for allowing me to write, I enjoy your site.

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  10. Thank you R2G fan. Yes, Mericle was only involved in the building part of the facility for juviniles. I lumped him into the Kids For Cash group and maybe should recant that one. I always try to get as much of the facts as possible and YES, I do throw in my opinion just to get the juices flowing as I have on this one. Keep on Griping!

    R2G

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