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Posted on July 9 at 3:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Big oops, and thanks rsmall803. You're right and my apologies to wmarincic. Especially egregious knowing that you have a daughter who was or is serving our country.
But that doesn't diminish my point at all that 'small minded', cops-can-do-no-wrong attitudes are a big part of the problem. Especially when it's law enforcement themselves spouting it. That needs to change.

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Posted on July 9 at 12:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Cops are female too.
Your own 'small mindedness' is revealing.

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Posted on July 8 at 8:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm waiting (not) for the NRA to come to the defense of Mr. Castile who was gunned down while cornered in his car, while openly informing the LEO he was permitted for concealed carry.

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Posted on July 8 at 8:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm for all cops.
And I hope they can bring themselves to take a look at what they've become and do a better job policing themselves. I've never been trained in law enforcement but have in crisis management and the first and arguably most important thing to do is de-escalate the situation. We've seen in 1080p definition that LEOs are, for whatever reasons, not doing this. In truth what we're so often seeing is an uncontrolled rage. It may well be a 'roid rage, but we're not allowed to know that because they're not tested for steroid use. You don't need training in law enforcement that can't have a good ending.

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Posted on July 7 at 8:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ms. Harris' opinion fits the predictable, under-siege tone from the Democratic machinery. What WILL turn Sanders supporters from Hillary (and to likely just not vote, rather than vote for Trump) is the insulting of Mr. Sanders and his legacy and by extension the millions, and millions of registered and independent voters who support him.
The notion that every day Mr. Sanders doesn't endorse Ms. Clinton is somehow another Trump nail in her coffin is the reddest of herrings. There will be plenty of time for the Clinton v. Trump debate AFTER the convention, and after those millions of Sanders supporters are heard. The Sanders campaign is only strengthening the Democratic Party and the Progressive movement AS A WHOLE.

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Posted on July 5 at 4:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I guess eight years of obstructing Federal government administration counts as decorous.

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Posted on July 4 at 10:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

About that "$3 million cleanup"....

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Posted on July 3 at 1:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Thank you Rev. Kinney, for your words of clarity.
We need more religious leaders like you to speak out on tolerance and empathy.
A lot more.

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Posted on July 1 at 1:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I would like echo writer L.R. Grey's about acoustics at Proctors. I don't think it's so much bad building design, but more sloppy work by the crew who handle it. I've been to both professional shows (who I believe bring their own crew) and local shows and the local shows have been marked by poor microphone placement, obviously poor coordination with the show's needs, and occasionally one of them actually casually appearing on stage in the middle of a performance to do who knows what, without a care about the distraction they create. The professional shows have been amazing (Blue Man Group comes to mind).
Mr. Morris does an amazing job with Proctors, but he should show up at some of the local shows and cast a critical eye on what's going on with sound.

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Posted on June 30 at 7:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Trump - Christie 2016!
Hold yer nose and watch 'em go!
I'll vote Democrat if only because the party seems to have some sanity checks.

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