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Financial advantages of taking the bus don’t stop at gasoline As a regular rider of the CDTA’s BusPlus express service between downtown Schenectady and Albany, I read with interest your coverage in the July 23 issue. However, I would point out that your reporter drastically underestimated the financial advantages of commuting by bus. As people so often do, Mr. [Michael] Goot only took the cost of gas into account when comparing driving vs. riding the ...

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July 31, 2012
7:42 a.m.

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Jim Murphy

They gave Obama a Nobel Prize, enough said.

July 31, 2012
12:52 p.m.

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Jim Murphy,
What exactly are Al Gore's credentials? When he left the white house he was worth a few million. Now he's worth hundreds of millions after coming up with the global warming baloney that he knew the feeble minded would buy into hook line and sinker. Every prominent individual that pushes this climate change nonsense is in it for one thing, to line their pockets. James Hanson of NASA runs around the country collecting speaking fees, and exorting grant money, but both he, and Al Gore flatly refuse to debate the climate change issue with real scientists.

As Wmarincic said above, the nobel prize is a hollow credential, as it is given for political and social purposes, rather than science and fact.

August 1, 2012
12:22 p.m.

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Geraldine Havasy: I'm sorry that you couldn't enjoy the opening ceremonies of the Olympics as you were thinking of all the money *wasted* on such an endeavor and thinking only of those poor people in *Third World Countries* who are doing without while we... selfishly... have a little fun in our lives. Although I feel we should help those in need, I don't think we have to go very far from home to find those who have to wear the same clothing for days on end, or to find people who still have to walk miles to find safe drinking water. I've never been to Africa, but I have been to areas of the deep south where life is hard for those folks. Perhaps instead of spending a lot of your money on trips overseas, you should visit poor communities right here in the USA, then your savings could go to help the poor. BTW... based on your comments about overspending for the Olympics, don't you feel just a little selfish that you subscribe to the newspaper and cable TV, perhaps drive a car when you could walk, buy an article of clothing on a whim, go out for an ice cream cone? Why, all that money should be going to help the poor in Africa! I'm sorry you don't get any pleasure in your life without the guilt that while you enjoy dinner out someone in some *Third World Country* doesn't get dinner that night at all.

August 2, 2012
3:16 p.m.

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I doubt any country in Africa and most of Asia except India, Japan, or China, could even afford costs for an opening ceremony, much less hosting the entire Olympics at all. It's gotten out of hand I think. Yes, I enjoyed it, but it really does seem that each Olympic city is trying to outdo one another every four years. Might be nice for a bit more simplicity in these times of world fiscal austerity. Comparing conditions in the deep South of USA to sub-Saharan Africa (esp the Horn of Africa) is also absurd in the least. Southerners in the US may be hungry\thirsty at times, but they're not starving to death by the thousands, or being killed by constant warfare, dysentery, cholera, and AIDS, last I checked.