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Posted on January 11 at 11:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Events like this should be the canary in the coalmine for the airline industry, but it's clear they don't take it, or customer service, seriously.

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Posted on January 10 at 1:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

One word: Ikea
But yeah, it never was a very good idea and +1 on the karma thought.

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Posted on January 10 at 1:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Mr. Monty, another point of view is if traffic is moving at normal speeds and I see someone wanting to merge from a stop, I (who would like to let you in) need to make a quick decision of whether I'm imposing on your wish to merge versus imposing on the cars behind me forcing them to stop. That's not a comfortable decision, but an easy one. In stop-and-go I wouldn't hesitate to let you in since we're all stopping and going anyway.
But that's not to say there isn't a stunning amount of indifference and outright hostility out there too.

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Posted on January 8 at 6:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ever wonder why "(c)hildren taught by their parents that cops are the enemy"?

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Posted on January 5 at 10:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I don't see a complaint, just a suggestion. One I agree with except that I think fixing access to 890 would give the biggest bang for the buck.
Now remind me why Schenectady's economy is so desperate that it needs to gamble on a casino?

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Posted on January 2 at 9:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Oh nice. Where will this end?
Next it'll be finger foods, then wide screen TVs and hockey, and then jiggly girls in tank tops and finally sold out to Coca Cola. Well I hope you're happy there in the Dominican Republic, or where ever you're planning.
Seriously.. no really. Well played gentlemen. This is very exciting news and that looks like a right nice place. Success founded on good beer and good kharma!

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Posted on January 2 at 7:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

To paraphrase a caller to WAMC's listener comment line today, 'who in their right mind thought this movie was a good idea and what planet do they think they're on?'
I couldn't agree more madam. Regardless of the humanitarian depravity the DPRK is guilty of, and it's out-facing words and actions indicate there's likely a lot of truth to that, there's absolutely nothing funny about the premise of "The Interview".
I'm hoping our NSA is finally doing something constructive with the billions they're given and actually determined them to be the source. The subsequent shutdown of their networks would also be within their capability. But SONY brought this on themselves. What goes around....

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Posted on December 31 at 12:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)

You've said you're a cop. You sound like you're about 14.
If it's the former, remind us why we're supposed to do everything you say, please.

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Posted on December 30 at 9:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

#1, You may not like the smell of it but a simple Google search turns up numerous sources with more information on what appears to be a very real incident. And that segues perfectly into #2, why it's newsworthy. Because this kind of thing is going on all over the country and there's a collective, NRA-fueled sense of denial and tone-deafness about how "responsible" gun owners really are.
To safny's comment; how is this "type of place" any different than anywhere else in this country?
We've gone way past defending an article of the constitution to now protecting a bizarre fetish or obsession. Moms in Walmarts with unlocked and loaded handguns, law enforcement wannabe's shooting young people for playing music too loud; why don't more people see something really wrong with this picture?

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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.

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