Comments by Will1960
Posted on October 31 at 7:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Readers of this blog ought to check out the link Dianemed posted above. http://www.buffalobeast.com/81/toughallo.... The decline of Upstate New York was directly related to the decisions Jack Welch made as CEO of GE. Since he departed from GE, I think that corporation has taken steps to help revitalize Schenectady with it's green energy production and battery manufacturing. When Welch was cutting back jobs in Schenectady on a massive scale, his biggest critic was Mayor Al Jurczynski a Republican. Welch had two priorities; enrich the stockholders and screw the Union workers. Schenectady suffered as a result.
Posted on October 30 at 9:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I hope that Big Papi's amazing performance in the world series is the result of his hard work ethic and formidable skill, not the result of his use of some PED. A lot of baseball fans don't want to consider this possibility. They just want to enjoy the moment. After the manner in which Baseball went after A-Rod no holds bar its odd to me that they show no interest or concern in scrutinizing Big Papi's sudden heroics.
Remember when MLB Commissioner Bud Selig made a business decision to ignored the steroid use during the home run chase between Sammy Sosa and Mark McGuire in the 1990s? Well, there might be a parallel here and if the Red Sox win the world series with Big Papi continuing to put up these insane numbers, I just hope that its not a case of history repeating itself. The steroid era could have been nipped in the bud 20 year ago, yet it continues to cast its ugly shadow.
From: World Series Scenes
Posted on October 29 at 7:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I agree with Cheeseburger's take regarding the employment consequences of these cases. These felony convictions for minor pot offenses occur more often then one might suspect. Some seventeen year old in Schenectady County is currently facing that situation now on pot charges. These convictions aren't considered newsworthy by the media unless a prosecutor screws up the case then we hear about it. As someone in law enforcement once told me, "You can overcome an addiction, but you'll never beat a conviction."
Posted on October 27 at 7:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)
This story disappointed me in that it didn't offer any update on the time line for the opening date for Mexican Radio. Judging by the condition that the site is currently in, it seems impossible that MR will be able to open before their projected date of late 2013. I wish them well.
Posted on October 23 at 7:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)
While it's pointless to blame Bush now for Obama's handling of the WH. You can't be comfortable with the legacy Bush left behind for Republicans. The country's desire to re-elect Obama even after his dismal first term speaks to the damage Bush caused the GOP when he left office. Right now the public's sentiments appear to continue to favor electing Democrats, despite a lagging economy, a chaotic management of Obama'a government run health care and a weaken US role in our foreign policy.
Bush won't be absolved from his performance as POTUS until the GOP reclaim the WH. He deserves a lot of credit for keeping democrats in power, even as they fail miserably at governing. Bush shouldn't be blamed for the current problems plaguing the US, just destroying the GOP.
Posted on October 12 at 1:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)
“It’s a small geographic area,” he said. “I don’t know if it has anything to do with the closing of Oneida.”
Where these problems occurring before hundreds of kids were shipped over to Mount Pleasant? Get a clue that's staring you right in the face.
Posted on October 9 at 4:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Can you provide any other examples of gang activity at the Bowtie? This incident was the first one of its kind in the seven years that the Bow Tie has been serving Schenectady and as a result there's a few want to claim that the sky is falling without offering any proof.
Posted on October 9 at 4:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)
In the 1970s, I played High School football in this area and coaches routinely use profanity during practice. Back then it would have been inconceivable that these coaches would be canned for their colorful language. No one suffered from this custom and no one complained. This trend of cuddling kids is only going to get more extreme and will make the kids less competitive and have less wherewithal as a result.
Posted on September 16 at 7:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)
You are spot-on with this issue. This notion of protecting someone from themselves has been a terrible waste of time, resources and tax dollars. However, the bigger question in the war on pot is a person's individual freedoms. Who controls what a US citizen can put into their bodies; the individual or the government?
There has been a lot progress as opponents of the drug war can no longer be dismissed as pot smoking radicals. Yet today New York State is still lagging behind on reforms. Gov. Cuomo has shown no leadership as he opposed even the medical marijuana bill by Assemblyman Richard Godfried. Legalization will eventually be the law of the land and for those who fought the drug war so vigorously and the politicians who supported them, they will be the ones dismissed as prohibitionists in the history books.
Posted on September 9 at 8:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)
"The Obama administration requested only $91.2 million to purchase 10 helicopters in the 2013 budget proposal, according to Stephanie Valle, a spokeswoman for Rep. Gibson."
Only 91.2 Million, really? The question here that needs to be asked is what impact do these costly helicopter operations have on the availability of pot in the community. The answer is none. While others states are passing legalization laws of pot, in New York we continue to waste money on the war on pot and there's been no accountability for this 40 year old failed experiment. Prohibition doesn't work, regardless of how much we spend.
Col. Sloma states, "those issues will still be there." Not if we the people wise up and vote in politicians who will control, tax and regulate pot. Until then we can count on our government to continue to fund this futility, defend it's uselessness, all the while patting themselves on the back for making a difference.