Comments by Starman
Posted on October 8 at 9:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The trains were there first. If people don't like the noise, let them move.
Posted on September 19 at 2:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)
As a former member and businessman of this group from Schenectady, I don't hold out much hope for these people to build a museum. Their membership is much lower than stated above as a result of driving members and their former President and founder because of bickering that went on endlessly. They recently had a Pork Roast which I found out was a complete flop due to the high price as well as lack of proper publicity. A pork roast was the wrong thing to have in the first place. It would have been better to sell hotdogs and hamburgers or chicken using Brooks Barbecue or similar. They need to spend thousands of dollars on the building before they can do anything else as it is not insulated and not suitable for year round use. They have no money coming in on a steady basis so they will be very limited to what they accomplish.
They should postponed any open houses until such time they something to show for it.Their fund raising has been weak at best. The website has nothing on it and has not been updated in 6 months.
This appears to be a poorly run organization who's future is questionable. Members tell me that their has not been any newsletter since February of this year and the lack of any communication with its members will chase people away from what stated out in 2009 as a well rounded group.
They don't appear to know what they doing. They have taken on more than they handle given their limited financial resources and lack of knowledgeable people to run the the museum and group during this slow economy. People are not willing to donate funds during these difficult times so you can't expect much in the way of donations either.
They will be doomed to failure under their present course. Its too bad as it was a good idea.
Posted on September 10 at 10:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The problem is the GOP. These overpaid stubborn Mules will not work with anything that the President proposes and yet, none of these clowns can come up with a better solution. All in the name of keeping their taxless incomes and fat pensions.
The entire GOP should be fired!
Posted on July 5 at 5:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Gasoline needs to be at least $ 2.00 per Gallon for the economy to turn around and stay that way for 5 years.
Posted on June 22 at 1:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I am from Kingston and used to be a member of this slimeball group. They now are run like a social club and poorly managed. They no money beyond the first year and it will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to get the building fixed to use, buy exhibits and transport locomotives. Don't hold your breath waiting for any exhibits such as locomotives any time soon. It will take many years to raise the money these clowns need to offer anything to the public.
The building they are leasing is not insulated nor does it have A/C or heat.
With the bad economy and poor fiscal management, these idiots are going deep over their heads and will bankrupt within 5 to 10 years.
To top it off, they forced out their founding President out of office before his term was done just because they listened to a B/S artist and refused to follow State rules regarding the By-Laws. He did most of the work required to get the group on its feet.
As a former member I was one of those people who liked the way the former President ran things. He did a great service to the group. I found out there were 35 people who left the group since then.
I would not gives these clowns a dime! I would not be member either nor would I recommend this group to anyone.They are a bunch of fakes!
Posted on May 23 at 5:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)
This tax would be another nail in Schenectady's coffin. They are already chasing people out with high property taxes, no real jobs ( They are now destroying the last industrial park that could be used for that purpose)The tax income base is getting smaller by the year so now they turn to the people who do live here to support them. Schenectady will someday become a Ghost town with no jobs, no people living here and no reason to come here to buy things.
W.C. Fields said it best: "There is a sucker born every minute"
Posted on May 13 at 9:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I asked a Stewarts employee; The Cows got a raise??? When do I get mine???
Posted on April 14 at 7:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)
This operation is not being realistic. Where are they going to find passengers to fill ALL these trains? With 180 trains a year, they are facing many problems. Here is a short list:
1) Parking at Saratoga- There is simply not enough parking at this location when you consider that Amtrak also needs this space.
2) Where are they going to have facilities to service all these passenger cars and engines? North Creek is barely wide enough to have single stall engine house.
3) They will need signals and double track or at least passing sidings to handle all this traffic.
4) The station platforms will need to be extended since the dome cars are a lot longer that regular coaches.
I predict that it will end up losing money the first 3 years of operation.
They are better off not promising something that they cannot deliver at first. To promise 100 trains a year is grasping for the clouds.
Posted on April 13 at 9:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)
There is nothing wrong with AMERICAN Cars. I have been driving AMC,Ford and Chrysler products since 1972. My current 2010 Dodge Avenger has had 0 problems since I purchased it in 2009 and 22,000 miles. To me thats a quality automobile, People are being brainwashed by the Asian car companies that their products are better. NOT TRUE anymore. Back in the 70's and 80's it could have been true. The AMERICAN car companies are alive and well thanks to many people like myself who have faith in thier ability to build good cars.And don't believe everything you read in that rag Consumer Reports either. That info is fed to them by people like you and me, many of whom don't know the difference between repairs and maintenance.I do know alot about cars and many problems that people have are caused by them.
In any case, by buying AMERICAN: GM. FORD and CHRYSLER, you are helping keeping jobs in this country and supporting American Industry.And yes, sending companies back to Asia will help this Country by creating more jobs within the AMERICAN auto industry.As an American, you should support AMERICAN industry. The D3 are better than ever.
Posted on April 12 at 6:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)
That is good news for AMERICAN automobile Companies.Send Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Kia and Hyundai back to Asia where they belong.
They have caused enough trouble for the U.S.already.