Comments by airedale1950
Posted on October 16 at 11:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Did anybody at the board of education, and city government do the math...or did they all attend city schools and fail miserably at arithmetic? A roughly 29% increase in enrollment would not cause any noticeable difficulties...not to mention that a large percentage of the new students would be from neighborhoods different than those traditionally attending Mont Pleasant? Anyone remember the old Linton Mont Pleasant rivalries? Anyone remember the turmoil experienced the first year of the Linton-Mt. Pleasant merger? What are we paying these officials for? We have their salaries, the cost of increased Police presence, the cost of training and hiring new help to replace the staff running for their lives away from the Middle School...and the cost to the welfare system when we have to pay for medical treatment when the little idiots and their "parents" finish beating themselves bloody.Did anyone seriously think this through?
How much did the Board of education really save the city by combining the two middle schools?
Wait until people start dumping their homes in the city, so their children can go to decent schools. Tax revenue will suffer. Wait till the homeowners find out the homes they own in the city are worth far less than they thought because nobody will want to buy a house in Schenectady because the schools are so terrible. Tax revenue will suffer even more. Less tax money means less money to throw at the education 'problem' so a horrific education mess gets...you guessed it. A whole lot worse.
Posted on October 12 at 4:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The genesis of the problem here is as simple to define as it is complicated to correct.
Reproduction without consequence, without conscience and without accountability.
Somehow in this society we allowed the basest of all human drives to go unchecked. We reward promiscuity with additional welfare payments, additional government payola and no practical realistic oversight with consequences. Baby Daddy, Baby Momma...terms a generation ago that never existed, and if they had, would have been whispered in low tones so others would never hear...are badges of public pride today. Never mind we may not know or can't find the baby Daddy for children numbers 1,3, and 4. Baby Daddy #2 is around, but he can't or won't pay child support, because he doesn't have a job, or has to support kids from other Baby Mommas numbered 2-4.
Don't believe that isn't the norm rather than the exception. It happens in those 'hoods ( another wonderful term )on a regular basis. Ask your local welfare worker, or child services advisor. They can tell you tales that will spin the hair off your head!
True family units are far and few between in many neighborhoods in the city, especially with the 17-28 demographic in the poorer neighborhoods. Single parent homes, Grandparents struggling with children thrust upon them by their own negligent offspring tasked to raise good kids in an atmosphere where disrespect for all things good is the norm, leads to the anarchy we are experiencing now.
I don't have a simple solution, the solutions I support would result in the liberals who claim no responsibility for this mess jumping off bridges in despair.
But who knows, maybe a few jumpers might be a good place to start...
Posted on October 12 at 7:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)
No one should be surprised considering the rampant proliferation of one parent, or no parent homes in that section of the city. It would be interesting to know the statistics as to familial and economic make-ups. Our society has gone to hell in a hand basket, children having children, third generation welfare "families"...elderly grandparents raising children. How many of these kids have parents that actually work? How many of these kids come home to a two parent home?
How can the schools expect students to have respect for rules, when they have no respect for themselves? We learn respect from our parents, our mentors and our community. The community these children exist in has no respect for itself or the people next door or on the next block. They have few role models, especially no role model in the home...
Good luck officials ...I certainly don't envy you.
( Here's a tip readers: Invest heavily in companies that provide materiel for prison construction and infrastructure...the forecast looks rosey!)
Posted on September 26 at 11:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Bad new is, that isn't the only scary corner in the city...we have lots of them.
Two of the worst that come instantly to mind, 6th ave. and Crane street. That corner is just chock full of unsavory characters just hanging around in large groups doing nothing constructive. The other, the store front adjacent to Van Vranken at Mason Street...same story, different thugs.
I'm also sure readers can name many more locations that would benefit from a little Police harassment...in the name of Public Safety, of course.
Posted on September 14 at 10:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)
wmarincic...err...that is your real name? Were your parents dog breeders, or were they members of an obscure retriever breed?
Posted on September 13 at 8:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Seems wmarincic just writes in alleged english.
...case in point for the clueless: "sorry I didn't mean to diss you're woman."
'I didn't mean to diss you are woman'????
Posted on July 15 at 10:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Now how moderate IS your intelligence level reader1...????
Posted on July 15 at 10:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)
courtesy of washington Times: 'With President Obama set to leave for a weeklong stay in Africa, the goals of his trip — boosting economic partnerships and engagement with the U.S. and promoting democratic development in African nations — are in danger of being overshadowed.
In the days before his departure on Wednesday, much of the attention in Washington has focused instead on the high cost of the trip, estimated to be somewhere between $60 million and $100 million.
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Posted on July 15 at 11:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)
If the Feds go after Zimmerman we should be outraged! Whatever happened to the double jeopardy rule? If the civil rights definition wasn't met for the first prosecution, why should Washington be allowed to initiate new charges? If the state authorities in Florida thought they had half a chance on civil rights charges, they would have been added to the list of original charges brought on Zimmerman. Those guys were looking to hang Zimmerman from square one, when any law student would have seen the evidence necessary to overcome the self defense statute was weak at best. The motivation of the county behind the charges is suspect to begin with ( read political), and additional federal charges would be a huge waste of resources time and money sorely needed elsewhere. How about the money to be wasted on Zimmerman be allocated for our wounded Veterans suffering serious cutbacks in vet's hospitals? Come to think of it...why not petition Obama to pay back the $100 million dollars he spent of our money on a thinly veiled vacation for he and his family in Africa? What, we have no problems here in the USA to resolve? A trip to Appalachia or Detroit would have more constructive...and a whole lot cheaper.
Posted on July 14 at 7:46 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The jurors in this case should be applauded for doing a courageous job under difficult if not intimidating circumstances. To make a sound and informed decision as defined by law, while a large group of potentially violent and vengeful people stood yards away. The court of 'liberal' public opinion convicted Zimmerman 10 seconds after he was forced to protect himself from his attacker. If it were a black on black crime, under identical circumstances, no one outside of that neighborhood would ever have heard of it. That is fact.
Because it was black man and a white man, every activist with an axe to grind or bills to pay saw their chance and jumped on the 24 hour a day news cycle be heard, for cause, or profit....most likely the latter.
It is truly a shame that the people so eager to protest and condemn this perceived (or manufactured)travesty could not use their impressive publicity and organizational skills to do something actually beneficial for the people they purport to champion.
Sometimes the black kid, or latin kid, or any minority du jour.... really is the bad guy.