Comments by ChuckD
Posted on December 24 at 3:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Frankly nanmossey I don't think you understand. A bond isn't like a some kind of bank account you can draw on every time you need to cover an accident. Even if it were an acceptable means of replacing insurance, once you drew on it it's cancelled. And lotsa luck getting the next one. So again I ask, how about a real-world example of someone doing this, otherwise your initial argument against the ACA doesn't really hold any water.
And frankly Frank, I'm not going to engage in Whack-a-Mole with you. You asked for examples and I cited two. Of course our national defense system has become a feeding frenzy for all sorts of scum, but it's still arguably the best in the world. And while my exposure to the NYS Troopers has been limited to minor traffic violations and the ones I've known personally, they've nearly always impressed me with their professionalism and truly are a source of pride for NYS.
Posted on December 24 at 1:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Posted on December 24 at 1:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Thank you again, pnotto, for your wise words that always help me to better understand sanity.
But please be advised that delivering all your keen observations in so many words and letters and things adds to the actual weight of the Gazette website and therefore adds to the cost of digital delivery. But it's worth the cost to me!
Posted on December 24 at 12:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The Department of Financial Services for vehicle law? Really?. That's creative. How would that work then in an accident or anytime you're asked for registration and insurance? You pull out a bank statement to show the cop? Do you know of anyone who's actually foregone insurance for this method? I still call B% and invite any lawyers to offer an opinion.
I also resent being told I need to pay anything, whether it's for insurance, food, gas, home theater systems, anything. But there are some things we pay into that benefit our country as a whole (the other things I accept are part of a deal I must make and otherwise called 'stealing'). You may not agree the funds are put to their best use and you have a right to address that. But the law and the fact remains that pooling our resources makes this a stronger country and that includes our national health.
Posted on December 24 at 1:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Wait, what? You don't need insurance?
Where does it say you can 'put up a bond'? I sure don't see that anywhere in the DMV website. They're very clear that you are required to show proof of insurance:
" To register a vehicle in New York State you must have New York State issued automobile liability insurance coverage. "
Please support this very dubious point. The only "sticking point" is why do so many Americans resent their fellow Americans getting health care? Why do so many Americans not get that a healthy population means a stronger country?
Posted on December 22 at 10:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)
And that should've said *disagree with you*...
Posted on December 22 at 9:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I don't think the folks at GlobalFoundries, Fage, Chobani, all NY's dairy farmers, General Electric, the Nanocollege, Beechnut and many others would agree with you. Or maybe they don't amount to NYS supported businesses?
What are you really angry about?
Posted on December 22 at 12:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)
While I agree that SUVs driven by poorly trained drivers have become a scourge on the roads, thanks to the breaks the Feds gave to the automakers back in the 80's, there's also a need to get pedestrians to use better judgement. The news sources I've read all say he was walking with his back to traffic. Walking facing traffic isn't just harping for kids, it makes sense for everyone.
I'm truly sad for his family's loss but there's plenty of ways this tragedy could have been avoided, apparently by the victim too.
Posted on December 21 at 12:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)
This was the act of a clearly insane person. Whatever else you may think of Sharpton (and I don't think much either), everyone has been shouting peaceful protest from the beginning. Words like yours, mezz and that Mouth-that-Does-not-Think, Pat Lynch trying to take this aberration and turn it into something else only makes the situation worse and does nothing to help.
How about stop acting like armed five-year-olds, put on your big boy pants and take a grown-up view of what's happening?
Posted on December 21 at 1:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Except of course Al Sharpton's very public condemnation.