Comments by airedale1950
Posted on December 20 at 11:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)
tonijean...are you for real? Part of this problem can be solved by getting MORE involved in the lives of people with mental issues. We as a society should identify mental issues and adopt strict guidelines that carefully monitor individuals for potential problems and follow them long term. Effective prevention is a tool we can not afford to overlook.
Years ago the government decided it was too expensive to keep disturbed individuals under strict observation...and left them and their families to fend for themselves. The result was poor medical and psychiatric treatment, resulting in an increase of serious offenses being perpetrated by individuals who could have had proper supervision and preventive treatment.
Posted on December 17 at 10:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Short of posting an armed, alert and capable guard at every entrance point to every school in the nation, the answer is a sad no...it's impossible.
A determined well armed crazy will always have the advantage over unarmed unsuspecting citizens...he has the weapon, the intent and the advantage of the element of surprise.
We can all demand tighter gun control, incarcerate our mentally challenged even shoot our drug sellers and users on sight...but to no avail. One gun one crazy, one ax or even a nut with a quart of gasoline and a stick of dynamite can slip past all our good intentions and commit unspeakable horrors. We all know deep down that there is very little we can do to stop one deranged individual with a terribly destructive obsession.
There is no easy answer...if only it were so simple, future parents would never have to experience the unimaginable heartache and sorrow now being shared in that small Connecticut town.
Posted on December 15 at 6:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Another adult, intelligent and revealing comment from a member of the voting public...no wonder things are in such wonderful shape here in our country!
Sleep well America...
Posted on November 13 at 9:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Where do you live funny boy...we'll send a couple of perverts over to your house,
then we'll see what how cute you think the situation is.
Posted on November 9 at 7:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Sure, why not? Naming the big ones will stimulate awareness and preparation, and give us a reference point in coming years.
Posted on November 7 at 7:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I dare say in excess of 70% of your readers have no working knowledge of what the Electoral college is, why it was created and how it works. That said...
Apparently it doesn't matter which system we use,the voters in this country prove time and again they have no clue as to how to think on their own. If the union, ABC news, the knucklehead on the radio or even Great Uncle Spiro says vote for so and so because the family has always voted for that party...the majority of our poorly educated, sound bite raised, lazy electorate will do as they are told. It seems as if a voter doing his due diligence, researching a candidate's views, his party's platform and seriously looking into what he deems is best for him and his immediate family has become too much of an undertaking.The average voter just does as he is told without regard or knowledge of how that vote will really affect him and his loved ones.
This once proud nation is in very serious trouble...and we have no one to blame but ourselves, our next door neighbors and the guy down the street.
Posted on October 22 at 5:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)
err,stearnst...if we are proofreading everyone's work....
did you mean "...your grammar and spelling 'ARE' atrocious"?
Posted on October 15 at 6:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Farewell Carl, if only you could impart your mastery of word, wit and detail to the young bucks elbowing for your space. Becoming an accomplished wordsmith doesn't happen overnight, or with a dependance on spell check or an app from Steve. I comes from a tattered notebook, endless stands in the cold rain, hours following dead ends and sharp blind curves. It requires relentless attention to the task at hand, an obsession to get it right, and some luck along the way.
Guys like you are a dying breed. Good job sir.
Posted on October 13 at 12:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)
We as taxpayers already pay to maintain and protect the Adirondack Park...why should we pay again? If an individual chooses not to use the park system, that is his choice. We all are surrounded by government programs we pay for but do not utilize...should everything be pay as you go? I have never called the police for protection, should I have to pay them to come to my aid?
Anyway, the cost of enforcing an area as huge as the Adirondack Park would be counter productive by any stretch of the imagination.
Posted on October 11 at 6:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I believe the quality of the man in the position trumps his address.
If the first choice for the job resides outside the city, and his potential for success far out paces those of his competitors who live here...make the exception.