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Posted on March 5 at 1:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

As per friends, and relatives I know that live there, it was the worst Mardi Gras in decades.
The weather put a real damper on things, and many events were cancelled, or poorly attended.
All in all, I'd rather have a beer with Jennifer Lawrence after the Academy Awards, than hang out with a bunch of yahoos that believe the end to a perfect evening is passing out on the street in a pool of their own vomit.
I have attended 2 Fat Tuesdays in NOLA in a working capacity where I was being paid to be there.
To attend one voluntarily, on my own dime will never ever happen.
Once upon a time, it had meaning. Now it's just a way of separating people with drunken frat boy mentalities from their money.

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Posted on March 3 at 12:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

In the city of Schenectady, the numbers are even higher, but with very little return on the money.
I live in Niskayuna, and while I don't give carte blanche approval to most police departments, the Niskayuna PD, are ACES in my book.
The biggest crime that happens around here is maybe a shoplifter at Target.
Why? It's called a "police PRESENCE".
Instead of laying in wait so that they can watch a crime or infraction actually happen, and then profit off it, their presence pretty much keeps it from happening in the first place.
Wanna talk about "bang for the buck"?
Give them a raise for all I care.
I'm even willing to pay extra for it considering how much they have preserved my quality of life.
Again, I'm not all that "cop friendly" and have had some bad experiences (many I wouldn't pee on if they were on fire) but the Niskayuna PD is a most welcome, and exemplary exception.
Thanks guys/gals!

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Posted on February 24 at 12:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

That's interesting considering that all the benefits you state will never happen.
The jobs will be mostly trucking jobs that will pay nowhere near North Dakota money, because we have over 20 times the available workforce.
Oil companies are notorious for paying very little, if any, taxes.
The companies have clearly stated in the past, that it won't lower your energy bills by a single penny, as most of what they harvest will be exported.
Smart, and safe regulation is made moot by "The Cheney Loophole".
It's also interesting to note that Mobil/Exxon Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson, who has been pushing fracking like there's no tomorrow, is currently suing a company because they want to put one near his 100 acre horse ranch.

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Posted on February 17 at 12:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Overall, it's quite good.
However, especially in the daily poll section, when you end the piece inviting people to leave comments, you have to make sure that the box (such as the one I'm typing in right now) that is used to leave the comments is up and functioning.

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Posted on November 23 at 10:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Judy Rightmyer: In this area (not NYC) combined state and federal taxes on a pack of cigarettes, is $6.35, not counting local sales tax.
I vividly remember that strike, and rolling my eyes as one of the poor downtrodden controllers whined to a reporter about not being able to make ends meet, while leaning against a Mercedes wagon, and holding a toddler wearing a tshirt that matched his own, that read "ARUBA!"
They were making $100k in 1981 dollars!
That's like $266k right now.

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Posted on November 23 at 1:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What in the....?

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Posted on November 20 at 1:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Republicans run on the platform that our elected leaders cannot do anything right, and once elected, they prove it.

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Posted on November 14 at 12:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Isn't this covered by the 'Son Of Sam' law?

It was a law enacted to prevent criminals from profiting from books, radio, TV, movies, interviews etc that related to their crime.

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Posted on October 29 at 1:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Sorry there eagle eye, but it doesn't.

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Posted on October 21 at 11:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Two dollars per hour to visit The Black Hole Of Calcutta?
I don't think so.

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