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Posted on July 22 at 11:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)

And you Frank are assuming I'm a Clinton supporter. But you're predictably clouding the issue. Either you or that other guy should put up the evidence of your charges or suffer the irrelevancy of trolldom.

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Posted on July 22 at 9:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Whoa there FrankLowe.
Looks like you have a short memory. I'd say it was (again) wmarincic making specious accusations, maybe even slanderous. You should be questioning him, no? Or doesn't it work that way for the Right?

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Posted on July 21 at 10:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Fortunately we'll have some law enforcement officers' organization step up to address the problem of cops shooting first and how they'll redouble their efforts to weed out the bad cops who shouldn't be armed. Right?

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Posted on July 20 at 9:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Well played skody54!
Mocking the victims' family. Very classy!

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Posted on July 14 at 12:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This reads like something written by a grouchy high school librarian.
'There's nothing going on in that part of the city anyway'
And let's keep it that way!
Well, actually there are those restaurants and other businesses a couple blocks over on Union (with more anticipated), and there's the Union Grad Student building a couple blocks uphill. And there's Tara Kitchen which has be come established enough to possibly attract more culturally diverse offerings. And someday, someday, there may be pedestrians circulating around the city after hours enjoying the evening and the city, maybe looking for a place to relax. Just thinking out loud here...
The library could go with the flow and be part of a growing community, or it could remain a fortress admitting mostly retirees and others with free time during the day.

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Posted on July 12 at 9:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm sure you're aware, PFS, a healthy microbiome requires diversity, so add some politicians and you've got an attraction. And I echo your concern for the fate of the fish.

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Posted on July 12 at 6:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I've just confirmed that the story coming out now about this game and the user's Google account access is true. If you have this loaded on an iPhone you need to check the access level of apps in your Google account. What I've confirmed is this game will likely have full, complete access to your Google profile.

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Posted on July 12 at 1:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Quick correction: the Vedder homestead was established in the 17th century, 1672.

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Posted on July 12 at 1:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)

There's a couple issues at play here, non?
You can argue the morality of putting captured animals on display, the most extreme abuse of which is probably a circus (or Seaworld), but when it's in the name of science I think there's some leeway (read up on Dr. Amy Vedder and the gorilla exhibit at the Bronx Zoo). And here there may be reason to believe it's more the latter than the former.
But there's another issue at play and that's the jaded legacy of this mall and that site; it never should have happened, but it did, and there it is, surrounding one of the most important relics of Schenectady history, the Vedder Family cemetery <wait.. who?>.
One possible outcome of that travesty would be to raze the thing and return it to the natural watershed and farmland it historically was. For very personal reasons I'd love that to happen. But in reality that won't.
Another option is to go with it and make it something interesting, just as Harmanus Vedder did in the 18th century by establishing a homestead there and thereby helping to establish a city.
I have no interest in the Via Port group other than curiosity based on what they've said and actually built, and for a "mall" they make an interesting case (and I take second to none in hating the typical mall. But I hold out hope someone will someday get it right).
Read what Michael Rankin, Deputy City Manager of Leesburg, Florida said:
“Lake Square Mall was basically dying a long, slow death like most malls of its age of 20 plus years,” Michael Rankin, the deputy city manager of Leesburg, said Friday. “Along comes Via Properties. They told me their plans for the mall, and I couldn’t help thinking, ‘I’ve heard that before.’ ” Then, Rankin said the company changed the Lake Square’s name to ViaPort Florida and erected an eye-catching 85-foot sign with the mall’s new name.

“Before I knew it, everyone was talking about the mall because of the sign,” Rankin recalled.

The company refurbished the floors, walls, brought back major anchor stores, built a Fun Zone and more, he said.

“Every promise and plan these guys have said they’d do, they’ve done,” Rankin said. “The community has embraced everything they’ve accomplished. For the first time in years, people are shopping and taking their kids.

“No one calls it ‘Lake Square’ anymore — that name is long gone,” Rankin added. “The locals call it ViaPort without any reluctance.”</em>
So we can lament the capture and display of wild animals, but the project's General Manager, David Gross, is a former Director of the National Aquarium in Washington, as well as past curator of The Wild Center of Tupper Lake.
That's a far cry from P.T. Barnum.
Meanwhile I'm saving my Lira in hopes of seeing surgeons swim with sharks.

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Posted on July 11 at 5:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Maybe they meant to say "surgeons"? I think I'd pay to see that.

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