Comments by ChuckD
Posted on June 17 at 10:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)
rswanker, you took the words out of my keyboard. Seems to be a hidden treasure most of Schenectady aren't aware of (till now I guess).
Posted on June 13 at 6:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Saying it's the DG's fault for your slow internet experience is like blaming Colonie Center for the Exit 24 bottleneck that delayed your arrival. The internet's a complicated place.
Posted on June 12 at 9:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)
And NYS Rt. 50 breathes a sigh of relief.
Well played Ballston! It's a beautiful site and development would be very short-sighted.
Posted on June 9 at 7:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Can we just drop the tired argument that this creates more addicts and is a danger to society? The legalization of alcohol and now the movement toward legalizing marijuana shows we accept that the vast majority of the population can enjoy these "vices" responsibly. Gambling should be seen in the same light. There will always be a fraction who can't handle it and we have support systems in place for that. It all reminds me of a certain popular musical having to do with pool.
That said, I think it's equally sad and predictable that the city falls for this quick fix to the economy. Almost every week we hear of businesses now willing to invest in this city. The economy IS improving. Let that grow and lets not get saddled with this less-than-desirable operation that's obviously more a revenue generator for a select few than the economic generator that's being speculated.
Posted on June 9 at 6:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)
'He said he didn't do it. But an investigation by his own department found that he did, and the city's Public Safety Commissioner, Wayne Bennett, concluded last week that the detective should be fired.'
I guess that means...nothing? Means a lot to me.
Posted on May 25 at 4:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The Town of Niskayuna bared what little soul it had when it allowed the Stanford Mansion travesty to occur. As a direct descendent of Harmon Vedder, one of the original settlers of Niskayuna, I wish a pox on whatever is built on that intersection (no, I'm not a psychopath with fantasies of mass destruction, just disgusted by that town's behavior). I've been in the B&N many times and see glimmers of what can happen in a public, albeit corporate, setting where people can congregate and maybe interact, or maybe not (have you noticed that, Open Door?). But that's about the only organic thing that happens at that intersection. The rest is crass, tasteless, soulless, unabashed commercialism. Just the place for a Walmart. Well done again, Nisky.
Posted on May 25 at 4:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Agreed, well reasoned and written. You play, you pay.
Posted on May 18 at 1:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)
FDA Scientist Survey Shows Progress, But Problems Remain
"Nearly a quarter of respondents had worked for an industry they were tasked with regulating, highlighting the significance of the "revolving door" problem. Substantial numbers of respondents thought that FDA decisions were overly influenced by political interests (55 percent) or business interests (40 percent). And over a third of the respondents reported firsthand experience of interference in their work in the past year."
Union of Concerned Scientists
Methinks this is the real problem.
Posted on May 12 at 9:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Being a grown-up is hard!
Posted on May 10 at 11:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Yikes! A ghost...