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Opinion: Message to the Commissioner of HRA in New York City. October 7, 2021.

Greetings Steven Banks, Commissioner, Department of Social Services, 

First and foremost thank you for the help. HRA saved my life after people I grew up with paid NYC law enforcement to sabotage my web marketing clients. I have no criminal record. I don’t do anything illegal. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I’m a full-time student at Baruch College (12 credits this semester). I wish the public heard about homeless people like me more often.

I always treat everyone at HRA with the utmost respect at all times. Your staff is as good as it gets. I hold you all in the highest regard. 

As I stated, I’m a full-time student at Baruch College. The CUNY Edge office and I sent all the paperwork to prove that I’m a full-time student. For some reason, my Access HRA account is showing that they want information about job searches. 

“You need to give us these documents. If you don’t give us these documents, you may not receive benefits. You can view SNAP examples or view Cash Assistance examples. Proof of Job search activities (FIA-1021b Declaration of Job Search Activities) Proof of Eligibility for SNAP again because ABAWD rules are met (or no longer need to be met).”

My access HRA account also says Next Recertification Due: June 2022

Previously, I worked for RF CUNY. I was notified that RF CUNY is canceled this semester for full-time students.

Please let me know what I need to do to meet my requirements. The best way to reach me is via email or if you email me a phone number I’ll call. 

Thank you again for the amazing support you provide for everyone who receives benefits from HRA including myself. 

Please advise. 

Thank you and have a great day. 

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

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College New York City New York City Law Enforcement

Opinion: Emails to Baruch College about being thrown out of school. September 13, 2021.

Greetings,

Thank you for the information. 

This week I made two student grievances. 

  1. A few sentences about attendance being included in CUNY first so students know what their attendance record is. Also, I mentioned that I believe there should be more security cameras inside Baruch College. 
  2. The second student grievance was a few sentences about a student purposely trying to crash into me on a day the school was almost empty, and there were no classes. 

That’s grounds for being thrown out of Baruch College?  

I 100% respect you. I will always treat you with the utmost respect at all times. Regardless if we agree with each other or not. 

Regardless of what happens, I don’t blame you. I know there are a lot of other factors involved. 

I’m a model and respectful student. The only time I ever get reprimanded is for reporting things at school. It’s never for my behavior.

I always treat everyone at CUNY with the utmost respect at all times. That includes professors, students, security guards, and staff. 

I’m making the best out of the situation like always, and hopefully, I won’t be expelled from school for respectfully reporting issues at school.

I just read that a disciplinary sanction means you’re trying to have me thrown out of school for reporting that I’m being harassed. 

I have no animosity towards you or anyone at Baruch College. With that being said I am going to take this up with the 

NEW YORK STATE COURT OF CLAIMS. 

Hopefully, I’ll have time to sue before I’m kicked out of school. I only want to be treated fairly and have someone from the courts look at the claims against me and clear my record because I don’t believe I ever did anything wrong. 

I’ve had excellent experiences with judges in my life, and the only time I hear from CUNY is to tell me I’m doing something wrong when reporting that I’m being harassed. 

Last semester the police arrested me and charged me with a misdemeanor. 

The police took audio of me and edited it into new conversations, exactly like the movie “Tango and Cash” from 1989. 

The police proceeded to buy a phone with cash and call Nassau County Police Headquarters. The police had the civilians at Nassau County Police Headquarters sign sworn statements saying the calls were real. 

Long story short, I respectfully and thoughtfully navigated the case so well that the judge let me go with a violation. 

I could have been completely exonerated, but the police were playing so dirty that I didn’t want to take any chances. I took the vio and ran. Needless to say, I haven’t been back to Nassau County. 

Right before the case started the police went into both of my CUNY emails that were on double verification, Baruch College and LaGuardia Community College, and erased dozens or hundreds of emails that would have helped my case. 

They also erased emails between LaGuardia Community College security and me discussing times when I was harassed at LaGuardia Community by students. 

Additional emails erased were between the Nassau County Executive’s Office and me. I was reporting that the police won’t stop harassing me. 

I understand you are just doing your job. 

I don’t hold you responsible for any of this. I still hope to make you proud of me one day. 

I’m 45 years old. I’m smart enough to know that I have no idea what’s happening behind the scenes at Baruch College and CUNY. For all I know, you might be my biggest ally and supporter.

I’ll stop using the sg form forever. 

You told me to stop contacting anyone at CUNY about people I grew up with paying NYC law enforcement to harass me, and I did. 

I was in the emergency room of two hospitals three times this week. Nothing COVID-related or contagious. 

The police were harassing me like usual.

In the meantime, I’ll stop using the sg form forever under any circumstances.  

I’m not sure what sg I ever submitted that wasn’t pertaining to Baruch College, although I’m sure I’ll find out.

I never heard any feedback from any of the sg forms I filled out.  

I’m in jeopardy of being out of school for respectfully reporting that I’m being harassed and other things pertaining to what’s going on at school.

I still have never been shown one email or sg that didn’t pertain to CUNY or that was inappropriate after respectfully asking a few times. I’ve only been threatened. 

Since the start of this semester, I’ve already started to turn in homework that isn’t due until October and November in September. 

Currently, I’m spending 10 or 12 hours per day on schoolwork. 

One more time, I don’t blame you or anyone at Baruch College for any of this. I blame a few high-ranking members of NYC law enforcement and the people I grew up with who pay them to sabotage me. 

I’m a fan and respect everyone at Baruch College.

I look forward to respectfully clearing my name and succeeding at Baruch College. 

I hope I don’t get kicked out of Baruch College. If I do, I’m going to cold call every professional investment company in America and any other country T Mobile will allow me to call for free 15 hours per day until someone invests in one of my startups. 

If by some miracle a professional investor gives me six or seven figures as an investment that would be turning lemons into lemonade.

There is no point in complaining because everyone has their own issues. 

If I do raise the money, you’re going to be the first person I email and I know you will be proud of me knowing that I’ve been street homeless for five years while earning all As at CUNY. 

I’m not going to contact anyone to try and mediate this inside CUNY. I’m going to file a lawsuit with the New York State Court of Claims. There is no animosity attached to the lawsuit. I just want a judge to look at all this and try to have my record cleared because I want to attend Baruch College and the CUNY journalism school. 

Whatever I have to do, please let me know. Hopefully, I get another chance. 

Thank you and have a great day. 

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

Next email.

Greetings,

If you see my email signature at school doesn’t have anything about the police in it anymore. 

I was just looking at the email I sent you and in my email signature was information about the police.

I’m not even going to speculate how it got in there. I removed it. 

There has not been any mention of the police in my email signature this whole semester in any emails I’ve sent at Baruch College. 

The only email that included information about the police in my email signature was the email I just sent you because I didn’t realize it was in there. 

Thank you and have a great day.  

Ever upward, 

Mark Pine

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College New York City

Opinion: Email to Baruch College staff about maintaining my privacy at school. September 7, 2021.

Greetings,

I just got out of the emergency room at the hospital about an hour ago. Nothing COVID-related or contagious, something else. 

This semester I’m taking three writing classes total. One is about grammar. I am very excited to improve my skills as a writer. 

Thank you for the information. 

I sent you the assignment due on September 20, 2021. The television show project is fantastic and a lot of fun to work on.

I’ve already begun work on homework for the class that isn’t due until October and November. 

It’s not a question about putting in the work. It’s a question about safety and respect for others. 

I would think many students wouldn’t want to be in pairs with homeless people. The same goes for their parents. 

I live in the street and subway. I have been homeless for five years. 

I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. I don’t have a criminal record. 

I have a place to shower and keep clean clothes. 

I’m optimistic I’ll have a roof over my head one day soon with the resources and opportunities provided for me by HRA and CUNY. 

As a 45-year-old street homeless person, I don’t think it’s a good idea to mix with students. 

All I need is a D average to stay at Baruch College. So far I have a 4.0 and 3.975 after 4 full-time semesters. 

I’d be happy with a D. If I deserve an F, I’ll take an F. I’d prefer a D 🙂

It looks to me like student interaction is only about 5 to 10 percent of the total grade. If I receive a zero on those assignments I should be able to earn a C or D overall. 

I respect your position and understand that I’ll receive a zero on those assignments. 

I love Baruch College. I’m actually at school right now studying even though all classes are canceled this week. 

I’m going to spend seven days a week at school every day until the end of the semester, so I can have all my schoolwork turned in on time or early. That and I don’t have anywhere else to charge my devices. 

After I graduate from Baruch College, my goal is to attend Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. 

You have always been very helpful to me. I have the maximum amount of respect for you and all my professors. That is in addition to all the staff at Baruch College. This college is remarkable.

Baruch College is the best opportunity ever, especially for me. 

I don’t want to waste your time with a long email, so I will keep this email brief. 

Before I started at Baruch College, I had nothing. Now I have a smartphone, laptop, winter coat, shoes, a place to shower, food, etc. 

In the meantime, I’m contacting members of the city council and people who work for the federal, state, and city governments trying to get a new rule set for students that want to maintain their privacy at schools. 

Thank you and have a great day. 

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

450 Lexington Avenue #1375

New York, NY 10163

I always treat everyone at Baruch College with the utmost respect at all times. 

That includes staff, professors, security guards, and students. 

Treating people respectfully is more important than anything. 

I never participate in controversial conversations at Baruch College out of respect for people’s feelings. 

I love Baruch College and The City University of New York. It’s the best opportunity ever.

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My email signature at Baruch College.

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

450 Lexington Avene #1375

New York, NY 10163

I always treat everyone at Baruch College with the utmost respect at all times. That includes staff, professors, security guards, and students.

Treating people respectfully is more important than anything.

I never participate in controversial conversations at Baruch College out of respect for peoples feelings.

I’m a people person. I enjoy meeting new people outside of school.

I never socialize with students because there are thousands of complaints submitted each year at New York colleges from students against students. I don’t want to be in a position where a student can make a claim against me.

Baruch College is too important to my future to get caught up in any drama.

I love Baruch College and The City University of New York. It’s the best opportunity ever.

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New York City Opinion

Congratulations to my gym.

Greetings,

I don’t know how you maintained the absolute premier level of service through the last year but you did. X gym is my favorite gym in New York City. The level of professionalism at the gyms is beyond stellar. 

As things start to improve around the city I have to give you the utmost respect for providing such high quality and affordable gyms. The staff at all your locations could not be friendlier. The gyms are spotless. The equipment is top-notch. 

I will continue to recommend X gym to everyone I speak with. Furthermore, I will continue to provide 5-star ratings on the internet for all your locations as I just did for the new one.

I can not thank you enough. Keep up the amazing work. I hope you have to open more gyms in New York City because the existing ones become so packed as the city turns around. 

Thank you and have a great day. 

Ever upward,

Mark Pine 

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New York City New York City Law Enforcement Opinion

Opinion: Email to a supermarket about the NYPD and their civilian team harassing me while I shop for food.

Greetings,

Rich people I know pay the top New York law enforcement and their civilian team to harass me 24/7. I just beat a multi-million dollar criminal case. 

I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t date. I don’t do anything illegal. Most importantly, I treat everyone with the utmost respect at all times. That is more important than anything. 

I have written to you once before about the NYPD and their civilian team harassing me in your supermarkets.

Around 2:30 PM this afternoon, a few members of the NYPD civilian lie and scam team (cointelpro workers) followed me into one of your locations. 

When I walked up to the check-out line one of your staff was blocking me from walking to the cash registers. He said go, I said I’ll wait until you move, I don’t think we are supposed to be on top of each other. I’m very patient, I can wait. 

Then after he moved I walked up to the register. Within seconds of walking up to the cash register, a female customer shoved her arm in my face. I didn’t say a word. I’m used to the NYPD and their civilian lie and scam team harassing me. 

After I paid, the same member of your staff was again blocking me from walking out of the store. I patiently waited and he eventually moved. I didn’t say a word to him. 

As I was walking out, a woman blocked me. This woman was one hundred percent a member of the NYPD civilian lie and scam team. After a few minutes, I very politely and respectfully said, I’m waiting for you to walk out. 

The female member of the NYPD civilian lie and scam team started acting like she was under attack. Basically, the same exact way the teenage girls act that the NYPD has crash into me a few times per day. 

It gets better. 

The NYPD’s budget is in the billions of dollars. They aren’t cheap in regards to running scams. 

A male member of the NYPD civilian lie and scam team walks around me and starts consoling the woman as if she just got hit by a car. At this point, anyone watching the security videos could easily see what’s going on. 

I always treat everyone respectfully regardless of how many scams they run on me. The NYPD and their civilian scam team are harassing me as I write this. 

I will continue to treat your staff and customers with the utmost respect, regardless of how they act while I’m minding my own business, and shopping for food at your stellar supermarket that I love. 

Thank you and have a great day. 

Ever upward,

Mark Pine 

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College New York City Opinion

Opinion: Email to the Baruch College help desk about someone calling me ten times in a row from school today.

Greetings,

I love Baruch College, it’s the best opportunity ever. Everything is going amazing at school. My professors and the support staff, including the help desk, are stellar. 

Someone called me from Baruch College ten times today. It’s no big deal I just wanted to know if that was normal? 

I never pick up my phone, so I don’t know who it was. Also, I asked my phone company to disconnect my voicemail. They didn’t disconnect my voicemail, they just locked me out of my voicemail. LOL 🙂 

Please advise. 

Thank you and have a great day. 

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

I always treat everyone at Baruch College with the utmost respect at all times. That includes staff, professors, students, and security guards. Treating people respectfully is more important than anything. I love Baruch College and The City University of New York. It’s the best opportunity ever. 

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Email to Baruch College about tuition and financial aid.

Greetings,

First of all, I love Baruch College and CUNY. I’m having the best time ever. 

My professors are amazing. The support staff is amazing. Baruch College CUNY is the best opportunity ever. 

I finished almost all my schoolwork for the Fall 2021 semester about a month early. College is my number one priority. 

I’m not sure who I’m supposed to contact about the tuition that I owe, so I’m contacting the three offices. Please let me know if there is anyone else I should contact about this matter. 

I’m signed up for two classes this summer 2021. The online Baruch College website says I owe $459 for summer 2021 in addition to my financial aid. 

If I drop one of the summer classes and only take one class this summer, would that lower the amount of money I have to pay to attend Baruch College this summer? 

If yes, I’ll drop one summer class and only take one class this summer instead of two. 

Depending on how much I will have to pay to attend summer 2021 classes, I might not take any classes this summer. 

It all depends on what the Department of Social Services / Human Resources Administration requires.

Please let me know if dropping one class and only taking one class this summer will lower the money owed when you can. Thank you:-)

If taking one class this summer isn’t included in my financial aid, I might take the summer off. I’ll make the decision after speaking with HRA and seeing what the cost is to take one class this summer instead of two. 

The online Baruch College website says I owe $283 for Fall 2021. Can I pay that amount out of my Fall 2021 student loan refund? Or do I have to pay it before the semester starts? 

If I’m allowed, I’ll pay the balance due for fall 2021 out of my Fall 2021 student loan refund. If I’m required to pay the balance before then, I’ll pay for the fall in the next few weeks. 

Please advise. 

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine