Author Topic: There's a Systemic Failure in Facebook's Stop the Canal Clear-cut Group  (Read 71 times)

Doug K

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And sadly this is just another indicator of the Systemic Failure -

When a new member of the STCC Facebook Group, informs the group's FOUNDER that she is wrong (about Erie Canal work being done) her comments are met with "correction" by that same Founder. This new member pointed out correctly that replacing rip-rap, those LARGE rocks inside the canal inboard slope, is about the same as mowing grass along the trail... it all falls under the term - Routine Maintenance

Suddenly it seems, when confronted with the TRUTH once again, Ms. Agte becomes indignant and states she wasn't complaining about rocks being placed along the canal (without notice), and she didn't try to insinuate that the "lower canal water levels" in her neighborhood were somehow a result of this work being done in Macedon.

No, she was only talking about the failure to post proper signage.. or so she says.

What a load of crap!

Ms. Agte is well aware of the reason why the Erie Canal is lower by a good foot and a half in Fairport, it's because the Canal Corporation had to reduce the "strain & pressure" on their earthen embankments due to EXCESSIVE SEEPING that is being monitored on over 200 leaks along the Erie.

And Ms. Agte also was made aware of the FACT not too long ago, that the Erie Trail Closure in Macedon is actually posted on the Empire Trail website, we linked that in a post not too long ago, and her posse frequents our ECNA Forum regularly.. so can't claim "ignorance" once again.'re-waiting-and-watching!/?message=2254

Ms. Agte's issue here, that 'systemic problem' that she and her group have... it's all right here in this post.

Unless the Canal Corporation calls or emails her directly, about anything being done along the Canal, Ms. Agte and her group label that "Lack of Transparency". After all , she can't be bothered looking up these trail closures themselves, and if Facebook doesn't show it, it's not real to her.

And once again, this group's LEADER simply will NOT ACCEPT ANYTHING that the Canal Corporation or New York Power says as "truth". The simple explanation about leaking embankments being the reason for lower water levels was stated plainly, but is STILL not accepted by the STCC or Ms. Agte.

And above all... the MEMBERS of the group are treated as if they know nothing, and the TWO Leaders lift themselves up as "knowing everything".

Ms. Ellen Smith, who by the way most likely LIVES in Macedon and knows way more about what happens along HER section of the Erie Canal than Ms. Agte would ever know on her 15 minute bike ride through it, was correct in her term routine maintenance. and it's being done ALL over the Canal System.

Maybe the question that should be asked here is this:

Why would anyone in the Stop the Canal Clear-cut group think that some "Peddler from Perinton" is an expert in the Canal Affairs of the Town of Macedon? 

It boggles the mind as to why so many people follow the kind of "bad leadership" shown in this Facebook group. Especially when their own SAFETY, and the safety of their home & family may be at risk of a canal flood event. A flood from an Erie Canal Embankment breach that their leaders say isn't a real possibility, it's all a hoax, fear-mongering by New York State.

Ms. Agte and Maier have their members repeating like parrots when it comes to Erie Canal Embankment Maintenance, here's their "truth":

It's a big conspiracy, it's a money grab, someone is getting kickbacks... and "shade is cool".

Too bad they relegate Public Safety to the backseat, simply because they to need to "be cool" when they go for a walk or bike ride.

Phucking Ignoramus
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