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Posted on September 17 at 8:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I bet cha? Pure speculation on your part electape. When potential witnesses don't cooperate in an investigation, police will report that as[ect as a means of putting pressure on witnesses to do. So far they haven't stated that's the case.

From: Teen in fatal Schenectady shooting remembered as sweet, quiet

Posted on September 14 at 9:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

“The actions of (the university) in this case are particularly egregious as many of the most significant violations of proper and due process could have been easily avoided,” Mishler wrote.

What's egregious here is that Mishler advised one of these defendants not to take a plea deal when the evidence against her was overwhelming. This decision puts more in cash in Mishler's coffers and helps get his mug on TV, but it was the wrong call to continue to drag this ordeal out in the media and have his client likely facing a jail sentence.

From: Student accused of lying about bus attack says UAlbany dismissal unfair

Posted on September 10 at 3:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)

2. Is marijuana safer than alcohol?

This is a much more complicated question. The short answer, again, is "yes," but there's more nuance here.

The writer leaves out this quite relevant fact from the CDC, thus offering no real context to this subject:

Drinking too much can harm your health. Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year in the United States from 2006 – 2010, shortening the lives of those who died by an average of 30 years.

The Arizona Governor quoted in this story is peddling lies when he claims that marijuana would increase opioid addiction. Marijuana is a safer alternative to prescription drugs and can effectively be used to ween addicts off opioids. When comparisons are made between alcohol and marijuana there's no doubt which reeks more havoc on society. Unfortunately, antiquated politicians and the NFL still hold tremendous power in clinging on the promoting of reefer madness hysteria without any data to prove their case.

From: Is marijuana more dangerous than alcohol?

Posted on August 29 at 8:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I never understood why Bernie let Hillary off the hook in the first debate. Her E-mail scandal exemplified the kind of corruption Sanders was railing against and used so effectively in rallying his supporters to vote for him.
So when he urged his supporters to get behind Hillary as President after it was revealed the Democratic primary was rigged against him to Hillary's benefit, Bernie lost all creditably as leader of this "revolution". He simply sold out to Hillary. The question now is how will she re-pay him when she waltzes into office?

From: Charles Krauthammer: Hillary sets new standard for definition of bri

Posted on August 27 at 8:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The media is going the extra mile to do all it can to ensure a Hillary presidency. Trump though has helped Hillary so she's able to make this election about a referendum on him and not Her. His off-base attacks on Hillary such as calling her a bigot don't resonate with the voters because for decades she's been known to be a liar, not a bigot. These gaffs by Trump continue to foster headlines that avoid mentioning her E-mail and Foundation controversies. Trump isn't deft enough to take advantage of running against such an unlikable candidate or navigate his campaign around the media's bias against him.

From: Trump’s start in real estate included accusations of bias

Posted on August 27 at 5:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I saw "Don't Breath" based on this review. I agree with the critic that the horror was based on real life challenges and people in desperate situations. Movies' that rely on the supernatural and fantasy aren't scary in the least and overwhelm movie goers with ubiquitous special effects. The director's use of infrared cameras created some chilling scenes of the blind vet terrorizing his burglars in a pitch-black basement. However, the movie would have greatly been improved if the director cut out the dark secret in the vet's home and left it a secret.

From: Horror story that’s all too believable

Posted on August 21 at 7:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Twice I have attempted to adopt a dog from at the local humane society. Both times I told was told by the staff that they thought the dog would need a fenced-in yard and thus was denied adopting the dog. Most people don't have a fenced-in in yards. Making this requirement denies the dog a chance of a life living outside of a cage. This standard of idealism negates what could be a substantial improvement for the live of the dog as well as its potential owner.

From: Shift in energy policy will harm taxpayers

Posted on August 14 at 10:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

While I get the point about the film's hypocrisy made by this critic, she obsessed over it and failed to acknowledge or reveal much regarding the extraordinary performance by Meryl Streep. That fact should have been at the forefront of this review.

From: Foster Jenkins biopic hits all the wrong notes

Posted on August 5 at 7:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ms. Waheed's story is proof that the American Dream is still available to those who persevere with a strong work ethic. She's also deserves credit for her ambition, drive, business savvy and her ability to multi-task, managing her restaurant while marketing her kitchen sauces and cooking classes. Not everyone could pull off such a challenging feat so successfully.

From: Nothing holds Tara Kitchen owner Waheed back

Posted on August 1 at 4:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I don't know why Trump hasn't made investing in vocational training a bigger part of his economic plan. Cracker is absolutely right that there's a huge demand for skilled labor jobs that can't be filled because more and more potential employees who enter the market lack the necessary skills. Expanding and funding Vocational Training should be at the forefront of Trump's message as the counter-narrative to the left's free-college-for-all panacea which neither Bernie or Hillary have explained how we would pay for it.

From: Survey: Majority of Americans want college to be free

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