Author Topic: Samra Brouk fights canal common sense, while many are in danger.  (Read 167 times)

Doug K

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Once again it's Ms. Elizabeth Agte trying to stir up her Facebook group by "faking" that her little group is somehow part of local Perinton Leadership recognition.

It's more of the same from this disillusioned group leader, who now resorts to name-dropping, and false statements about how local State Representatives are all for "the canal environment". This is a continuation of pattern of truth twisting in the long list of deceptions & disinformation being spread by this group, who still can't quite figure out their "movement" is flying directly in the face of both Erie Canal Sustainability & Public Safety.

And of course, don't forget that catchy slogan of "shade is cool".. surely Jen or Samra could have stirred up the locals by saying that... right?

But sadly, "stupidity is NOT cool" especially when it comes to misinformation about Erie Canal Maintenance & Safety, and how that might affect "local environments".


So here's the latest blurb from this Facebook group, and please review the images and what Ms. Agte claims was said that day.





So what's the big deal? It's all a farce, that's all.

Where are the statements about this Facebook group being to important?, (Neither Lunsford or Brouk ever mentions Stop the Canal Clear-cut by name)


Hmmm? A mystery?

Now take a moment to look at the pictures that were posted of these NYS Reps commemorating the real heroes in this local Erie Canal Community.

There are images of many who are looking out for the BEST interest of their neighbors, and in many cases the constituents they serve as part of 'local government".

It's not about people whining on some social media platform about Erie Canal issues they have twisted like pretzels, and canal safety issues that they understand little about. 

This event was celebration of those who UNDERSTAND the truth about the Erie Canal and it's links to our communities, and many were there to be honored, but not the STCC.


So, where's the pictures of Ms. Brouk or Ms. Lundsford with Ms. Agte & Ms Maiers in yellow shirts that say Shade is Cool?

Where's the picture of Ms. Agte & Ms. Maier receiving their certificates for doing such and admiral job protecting the environment?

Where's the part of the speech, from either of these two local Representatives, that mentions how key this STCC Facebook group is to the safety of Perinton?

Why haven't the names of Elizabeth Agte and Virginia Maier been enshrined in the Perinton Community history books?


Yes, all that is missing in action, strangely, and Ms. Agte wants all to simply ignore that too... along with Erie Canal Embankment Safety.


Read the words of Senator Brouk again:

Senator Samra Brouk is with Town of Perinton, New York and Jen Lunsford. September 18 at 4:59 PM

I honored the Town of Perinton as we celebrated their Bicentennial of the Erie Canal. We will continue to safeguard our canal to protect the scenic beauty of our community and maintain an important economic driver for our regional economy.

We will SAFEGUARD our canal to protect the scenic beauty of our community...

Samra Brouk isn't advocating for shade here, or to "save the trees", or those words would have been stated plainly, wouldn't they?

Ms. Brouk appears to understand, probably after a few discussions with Mr. Stratton from the NYS Canal Corporation, that the ONLY way to PROTECT & SAFEGUARD the communities along the Erie Canal, is to FIX the unsafe, high hazard embankments that make up so much of it in our area.

She may now understand the seriousness of letting a 100 year old canal system fall into disrepair, with little to no maintenance or inspections occurring in the past 80 years isn't making that NYS Canal System any safer, or any more sustainable.

In fact it's working against the "economic drivers" that brings in so much revenue from the NYS Canal System, by leaving the canal in a perpetual state of "flood potential" that could ruin the environment of any small community that might experience a canal breach & flood, and massive clean-up needed to "restore the environment" afterwards.

One thing is for certain... the idea that a sitting State Senator, like Samra Brouk, can simply IGNORE the safety of the public in her 55th district, by allowing an aging and hazardous Erie canal go unrepaired, is preposterous After all, none of that is in the best interest of New York State, or the Towns of Perinton, Pittsford, Brighton or Penfield.

And Samra Brouk knows that reality, or should know it now, and she also has to answer to her constituents about that simple truth & FACT regarding the Erie Canal of today.

A fact & truth that Ms. Agte and her Facebook group seems to still try to ignore, or deny... while they pine away about a canal that used mules for moving boats.

And a fact that Ms Agte and the Stop the Canal Clear-cut want you the public to ignore, the NYS Canal Corporation has proven the NYS Canal System is now a safety issue.


Go to the website - https://www.nyscanalintegrity.org/

Go Look At The Program - https://www.nyscanalintegrity.org/program-and-maps

And go read the report -

https://www.canals.ny.gov/Earthen_Embankment/DGEIS/NYSCC_EEIP_Draft_GEIS_3-12-2021_Combined.pdf


And folks, if reading that document is not enough, can anyone explain why a Facebook group, that boasts about 1000s of members, has such a "poor showing of support" for their leadership in their own hometown? Literally no members showed up it appears, no group selfie of Ms Agte surrounded by shade is cool shirts.

Or can anyone explain why the posting & messages on their Facebook page only seems to garner "likes & smiley faces" from 6-7 members, when "thousands" claim to be avid environmentalists?

And why this Facebook group continues to talk about tree cutting that happened 4 years ago and their "glory days" in court, stopping a public safety work in progress, and not discuss the State Environmental Study that saidthey were wrong about Canal Safety?

Go Read The Report!

https://www.canals.ny.gov/Earthen_Embankment/DGEIS/NYSCC_EEIP_Draft_GEIS_3-12-2021_Combined.pdf

Still to this day it continues to boggle the mind how a group of seemingly "normal people" can act so irresponsibly just because they read some crap on Facebook. That's the power of dis-information & denial at work together, led by a couple rather unscrupulous individuals on a social media platform.

It's Facebook... go figure.
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