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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

Posted on July 29 at 10:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)

So if parents have children in failing public schools, they shouldn't have a choice that affords their children a better education? Without choice, their kids are stuck in a crappy, failed system.

Without Choice schools, Public schools have no incentive to improve their operation. Also, the Public School system is beholden to the Teachers' Union who puts their interests ahead of its students. Competition for public schools is a positive effect that will inspire the public system to upgrade their performance.
When a lottery is held for students to enter choice schools, hundreds of parents apply for the select few openings. There is a tremendous demand for choice schools due to the declining performance of public schools.

From: School ‘choice’ robs from public education

Posted on July 19 at 7:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)

“He’s wished me to express to the court that he apologizes for any actions, decisions that he made that may have led to the deaths of three people and he’s very apologetic.”

Why can't this convict express his remorse directly himself? The families of the victim don't want to hear that he's sorry second-hand from his attorney. They yearn to have him look them in the eye and say it. I hope when Duffy's parole board hearing comes up, the record will state that he was too much a coward to address his victims, like a man.

From: Man sentenced in Duanesburg crash that killed three

Posted on July 17 at 8:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

At time when this travel ban was announced, I thought it only applied to agencies that worked directly for New York State. King Cuomo's reach of power is far too broad in a free society. Prior to the transgender legislation signed by the North Carolina Governor, this bathroom issue was non-existent. Cuomo saw an opportunity to amp up the culture war by instituting this ban and to further divide the country.

From: Duke boycott scores point for civil rights

Posted on July 9 at 10:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Excellent point Chuck! One would think the NRA would stand up for someone who was a law abiding citizen and followed every rule for arming themselves, including notifying the officer who pulled him over that he was licensed to carry his weapon. This case is a no-brainer. So its quite baffling as to why the NRA hasn't come out strongly in supporting this victim.

From: Dallas gunman killed by bomb robot, officials say

Posted on June 30 at 1:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

One of the first regulations the CDTA should implement is that all taxis be required to use a CDTA app. This provision would insure that their service is unified and widely accessible via a smart phone. I wish Uber and Lyft were successful in their effort to come to Upstate New York, but it's a positive for the consumer that CDTA regulations came out of it. Without Uber and Lyft knocking on the door, the CDTA never would have stepped in. It's long overdue for the taxi industry to have some standards and guidelines.

From: CDTA goes to work on taxi regulations

Posted on June 22 at 9:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Why not expand the search beyond the city limits? Charlie Mills was hired as police commissioner had a good tenure here and he came from downstate. For a position of this importance, it makes sense to cast a wide net.

From: Four officers qualify for Schenectady police chief

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