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Posted on February 18 at 5:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

gazette reader. You are not a very good reader of BLS statistics. If you review the underlying document, you would see that about half of those people making minimum wage or less are in the job classification where tips supplement their income. Thereby raising them to over minimum wage. Also if you go to the BLS website you can find other studies that explore the transitory nature of minimum wage jobs. For instance, 63% of minimum wage workers are making more the minimum wage in less than a year. Only 8% of minimum wage workers are making minimum wage after 5 years. you can throw statistics around all day long, but the bottom line is that raising the minimum wage may help a very few workers temporarily but it will devastate others by losing their jobs and have a detrimental effect on the American economy.

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Posted on February 10 at 5:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What if the American Studies Association engaged in a boycott of the NAACP because they didn't like their way of doing business? Or maybe La Raza? Would you feel the same way? Another question would be...."What is the ASA doing getting any money from the government??" NYS has no business taking our hard earned money and handing it over to these people.

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Posted on February 10 at 12:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Sorry Dan, but all those reports that you read on golf's future are "pie in the sky" stuff. Golf participation is way down. Last year the Edison Club in Rexford was reduced to giving away free TVs for signing up for a membership. The economic health of golf courses is always tied to the general economy. This dip is no exception. As far as Amsterdam is concerned, I'm afraid that if Joe left, 100 to 150 of those 390 remaining members would also leave making a bad situation worse. One of the most important things to do for golf is to get kids interested. This is something that Joe does and does well. Another thing they should do at Amsterdam Muni is to offer a 9 hole rate. Currently you can only purchase a ticket for 18 holes.

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Posted on February 10 at 12:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Thank you Tricia.....I'm willing to fight with you!

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Posted on February 10 at 12:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)

interesting....what were the names of the arrestees??

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Posted on February 8 at 12:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

wmarincic, having been through this a couple of times myself, I can say that it is almost impossible to find a satisfactory solution to in home care outside of family and friends. Many times you don't just need one but three minimum to account for weekends, nights, time off. Even if you were lucky enough to find some in home care people, usually in a couple of months, one of them will leave for another job and then you start all over. The bottom line is there is no good alternative to family members taking on the responsibility.

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Posted on February 7 at 6:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

tonijean613, this is a very lame attempt on your part to blame millionaire CEO's for this murder. Did you personally know this poor man and have proof that he was somehow denied something? I suppose we could take any case of murder during the attempt of robbery and use it as a case that the millionaire CEO's are keeping their money to themselves and causing people to rob and murder people.

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Posted on February 6 at 2:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Congratulations on twisting your iron boot of the government down on the necks of the citizens (serfs)

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Posted on February 5 at 3:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If you actually look at the statistics, when they say 1/3 of traffic fatalities are a result of distracted driving, cell phone use is not even a major factor in that number. Eating, drinking, talking to a passenger, monkeying with the radio, yelling at the kids or dog, applying makeup, etc. are the primary culprits. Are we going to use technology to curb those also? Why don't we just tell our friends and family "don't drive while distracted and watch out for the other guy" and leave it at that. We have already made it illegal to talk or text on a phone while driving. That didn't work out so we will make more laws. They won't work either and then we will make more laws.

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Posted on February 4 at 8:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Don has a demonstrably one sided view of the issue. Your pointing people in that direction only exposes your view and belies your supposed desire to have people know the facts about this scam called "human caused climate change"...perhaps you should type in "" into your browser and read some facts by real scientists who expose the lies of the global warming crowd. Then maybe you can google up "Richard Lindzen" He is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT. He will help set you straight on the facts.

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