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Great that Stewart’s is going solar, but the math doesn’t work Reflecting on the July 23 article, “State Grant Helps Stewart’s Plant Go Solar,” a lightbulb went off in my head. A major local company going solar. What great, shining news! My favorite ice cream company using renewable energy. It may even taste better now, but the pure economics of what I read struck me. Stewart’s senior vice president had stated that solar originally didn’t ...


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jjhehir
July 28, 2013
1:13 a.m.

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Rev. McLeod, you are entitled to your opinion, but please don't condemn this nation as a racist nation. If you do, you are wrong.
J. J. Hehir

janesjoys
July 28, 2013
3:49 a.m.

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Unfortunately, this great nation, based on the premise that all men are created equal, actually only applied to equality of white men. I agree, this is not a racist nation at the heart, but it surley has a significant population made up of racist people. I often wonder if all of the people that continue to extoll the wisdom of the Founders and their creation, our Constitution, would prefer that a black man would still only be counted as 3/5ths of a human. Perhaps this would eliminate the need for changing all the states voter laws to discriminate against minority voters. Luckily, the Constitution also guarantees free speech, so we can all express our opinions.

wmarincic
July 28, 2013
5:54 a.m.

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Again janesjoy shows that she does not have a clue and Rev. McLeod continues to perpetrate a fraud. Get with the program, a minority (black) Trayvon was shot and killed by a minority (Hispanic) Zimmerman. The FBI and the Police and the Jury ALL came to the conclusion that Trayvon Martin viciously attacked Zimmerman who shot him in self defense. You can't change the evidence. Rev. McLeod, you should go to your neighborhood tell them to quit having babies out of wedlock, get an education, stop the drug dealing and violence. When I look at people that have overcome their past I look at the Jews. The Jews were slaves for thousands of years, they were murdered by the millions multiple times throughout history, they are hated by whole countries to this day and leaders of middle east countries call for their extermination. The Jews don't complain that they had it bad in the past, they work hard, build their families and become successful.

gina99
July 28, 2013
7:35 a.m.

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Rev McLeod-you are entitled to your incorrect conclusions but stop twisting the facts. This situation was avoidable if Mr. Martin was not trying to bash Mr Zimmerman's head in. A tragic avoidable situation but Mr. Martin was hardly blameless. Everything is not racism. The alarming black on black murders rate in this nation is proof of that. Violence not racism is our number one problem.

muggy
July 28, 2013
7:51 a.m.

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Dave. The math on supposedly, enviro-friendly energy has never worked out. I noticed former NYSERDA chairman, Rep. Paul Tonko was there to get his photo-op for this project. Not only are the ugly finances hidden from us, the environmental damage is hidden as well. For example, wind turbines kill birds every year, without regard to their "endangered species" status. Wind energy producers are not fined for killing endangered birds, but ask the natural gas/nuclear producers how many times they're fined for inadvertently capturing a fish or other species in their energy production. Solar energy production is funneled back into the grid, and the owners (schools, businesses, homeowners, etc.) receive a credit on their energy bills for the energy produced. In essence, non-solar panel users are subsidizing solar users. The CBO says that this year, $7.3 billion dollars will be distributed in eco-friendly energy tax subsidies and another $4.8 billions dollars for "energy efficiency." That's about $12 billion?! Now there's some math for you!

patricca
July 28, 2013
10:05 a.m.

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It's funny how janesjoys denigrates people who rely on the Constitution, but then relies on the First Amendment to substantiate Rev. McLeod's right to his own views. Janesjoys - are you aware of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution? The beauty of what our Founding Fathers did in writing the Constitution is the ability to amend the document. Rev. McLeod - an article like yours does a disservice to the nation's dialogue about race. You state that Martin was doing nothing more than walking with a hoodie in the rain. You fail to mention the part about Martin slamming Zimmerman's head into the ground and breaking Zimmerman's nose with his fists. You also fail to mention that Zimmerman was unable to identify Martin's race when asked by the 911 dispatcher. If you want to have a conversation about race issues, I'm all for it. But, you can't have a substantive, meaningful dialogue if you ignore the facts that don't support your position.

popeye11
July 28, 2013
11:10 a.m.

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Rev. McLeod, You weren't there and neither was I, and one of the two people who were there is dead. You of course have the gift of clairvoyance, so that you alone know what actually happened. The evidence was presented to a jury which found Mr. Zimmerman not guilty. Again, you were not on the jury, and you neither heard nor saw the evidence. It should be noted that the jury did not find Mr. Zimmerman "Innocent", they found him "Not Guilty" of the charge brought against him. This does not suggest some vast raceist conspiracy, it simply means the prosecution did not have enough evidence to prove it's case.

Newsworthy
July 28, 2013
4:53 p.m.

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Darn it, popeye11, I wanted to say that! I would like also point out that the prosecution did its best to rig the jury - I'm sure they expected an entirely female jury to sympathize with Martin's family and find Zimmerman guilty. Fortunately, the jury proved that they are not simple-minded stereotypes who are easily manipulated.
Rev. McLeod, YOU, and people like you, made this case about race. The prosecutor didn't even raise that issue, because there was no real evidence to support it. In fact, as noted by popeye11, there was no real physical evidence to present and no eyewitnesses; just a lot of emotion. The jury saw through this sham and realized that they could not find Zimmerman guilty beyond reasonable doubt. People who did not like the verdict cried "injustice!" - I wonder how they would have reacted if they approved the verdict. No, of course I don't wonder. The point is that people don't want real justice and don't have faith in our justice system. Rev. McLeod may be on the leading edge of a wave of the very vigilantes he decries. I truly feel sorry for his congregation.

smith
July 28, 2013
7:10 p.m.

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Rev. McLeod Should opine sans the Rev. as he does a disservice to many by attaching that tag to his opinion. The question is: If the person who turned on Zimmerman and began to beat the snot out of him had been white, would he have shot him in self defense? Besides the evidence that Zimmerman isn't a racist, I'm pretty sure he wouldn't lay there and allow the person to beat his brains out just because the person was white. So, same outcome regardless of race.

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