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Thruway toll hike will hurt truckers, trickle down to consumers The proposed 45 percent Thruway toll hike on commercial vehicles is an attack on all New Yorkers that will not only negatively impact truckers and businesses, but will trickle down to families and individuals. Already facing a challenging economy along with crushing taxes and fees, the Thruway Authority now proposes a “toll adjustment” on three-axle commercial vehicles. The authority believes it is necessary for fiscal ...


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wmarincic
July 27, 2012
7:33 a.m.

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Edward Cunniff

I agree, Obama should release his college records and his college thesis and his applications for student aid and also the records of why he and Michelle had their law licenses revoked. He might want to tell us about that land deal with Tony Renko the felon and his relationship with the admitted terrorist that blew up the pentagon William Ayers.

I believe those are much more important than how much money Romney legally made in the U.S. Since when is success and hard work against the law. I really don't care that Romney may have offshore accounts, I care that he will fix America. Anyone that wants four more years of Obama is to stupid too argue with.

JLibertarian
July 27, 2012
4:04 p.m.

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Peter Diana

Exactly right. I sent a letter into the paper with similar sentiments but it hasn't been published yet.

Fritzdawg
July 27, 2012
6:49 p.m.

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Peter Diana:
You are yet another victim of the misinformation spread by the know-nothing party.

Fracking, does not hurt the atmosphere. Period.
If anything, it's better for the atmosphere than coal burning, so as far as climate change abatement goes, fracking is actually a good thing.
OK, for every fracking job gained, 2 mining jobs will be lost, but hey, they're creating JOBS.

However, the real danger in fracking, is what it does to the land, and the groundwater, which I think is a more imminent danger that atmospheric change.

100 years from now, we may well find a better source of energy, but we will never find another source of water.
Fracking lays to waste, vast areas of land, that becomes undesirable for future development, and the companies involved don't exactly have a sterling track record either.
No water, no development.

Even a remote chance of ruining our water supply is not worth it.
If you damaged the watershed supplying NYC, it would have global implications.
Fracking is a very short sighted money grab, and not for you and I, because the companies involved, have already stated that it would do nothing to reduce our energy costs, and most of the gas produced, would be sold overseas.

Also, it is not going to revitalize the American steel industry as they have lied about in their commercials
There is more steel in one city block of Manhattan, than there is in the entire Alaskan pipeline.

For you and me, there is no upside to fracking, or anything else that does permanent damage for short term gain.

wmarincic
July 27, 2012
6:54 p.m.

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Friitzdawg you are absolutely wrong about the green movement con but you are right about fracking, I guess even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

carolynclayton
July 27, 2012
7:30 p.m.

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WmMarinac - you should check and double check your foot stamping facts before you voice your childish accusation of people being "stupid" if they don't agree with you. you're giving republicans a bad name.

Fritzdawg
July 27, 2012
8:42 p.m.

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Romney hasn't offered a single solution yet.
His entire platform is OBAMA BAD!
That, and denouncing the health plan HE designed.

wmarincic
July 27, 2012
9:08 p.m.

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carolynclayton

I never said people were stupid that did not agree with me, I said that people that wanted four more years of a failed President (Obama) were too stupid to argue with. BTW I'm not a Republican.

wanda1948
July 27, 2012
9:27 p.m.

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Will Romney also release his college transcripts? Did George W. Bush ever release his? Obama was the first president in my 63-plus years of following politics that has ever been asked to produce a birth certificate.

From FactCheck.org:

Q: Did Barack and Michelle Obama “surrender” their law licenses to avoid ethics charges?

A: No. A court official confirms that no public disciplinary proceeding has ever been brought against either of them, contrary to a false Internet rumor. By voluntarily inactivating their licenses, they avoid a requirement to take continuing education classes and pay hundreds of dollars in annual fees. Both could practice law again if they chose to do so.

And I don't call people names because of the political candidates they choose. If you want to call people stupid, that's your choice. I don't engage in name calling.

wanda1948
July 27, 2012
9:29 p.m.

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And when did Bill Ayers "blow up the Pentagon?" You are entitled to your owon opinion, but certainly not your own facts.

wmarincic
July 28, 2012
7:13 a.m.

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William Charles "Bill" Ayers (born December 26, 1944)[1] is an American elementary education theorist and a former leader in the movement that opposed U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. He is known for his 1960s activism as well as his current work in education reform, curriculum, and instruction. In 1969 he co-founded the Weather Underground, a self-described communist revolutionary group[2] that conducted a campaign of bombing public buildings (including police stations, the U.S. Capitol Building, and the Pentagon) during the 1960s and 1970s

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Ayers

wmarincic
July 28, 2012
6:23 p.m.

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Our POTUS is hanging around with admitted terrorists (Bill Ayers) who stated that he wish more people died during his bombings and the liberals have no problem with that yet they are concerned that Romney may have outsourced some jobs.

robbump
July 28, 2012
7:07 p.m.

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As a child, when I received or earned some money, and was anxious to go to the store and spend some, my mom used to ask, "What's the problem? That money burning a hole in your pocket?"

It seems that the knowledge there is some gas in the earth is similarly "burning a hole in the pockets" of those who feel that it must be capitalized on, NOW.

No matter the value of that gas, it will only gain in value as time goes on ... so developers should think of attempts to stop fracking as actions that are increasing the value of their investments.

As Fritzdawg wrote: "100 years from now, we may well find a better source of energy, but we will never find another source of water." -- nothing could be more truthful.

Who knows, maybe better and safer methods to exploit the gas will be found. Don't let money burn holes in your pockets.

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