Comments by biwemple
Posted on June 23 at 10:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Why is it it important that he's a soccer coach? His full-time job is a 4th grade teacher in the Charlton Heights Elementary School. Great role model here for the kids, eh?
Posted on June 23 at 10:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Age threshold for all adults should be 18. We supposedly treat our children as adults at 18 when they graduate, they are no longer minors under the law, they can be drafted into the military, and serve in a combat zone when they are 18, they can vote, hold office, get married, own a home, and be held accountable for their own debts. They can be sent off to war, kill other human beings, experience horrible things, but then come home and not be able to drink legally because they're not 21 yet? Where is that logic? We need to stop coddling them and when they turn 18 treat them as adults across the board with the responsibilities AND CONSEQUENCES that come with being an adult. In the ~30 years since 21 was made the drinking age we've simply postponed a couple generations of kids from being treated as true grown-ups a lot later than they should have been. I think every country in the world treats their children as adults a lot earlier than we do in the US. I know why the age of 21 was instituted so long ago, but in reality it was just easier to raise the age than actually just deal with 18 -20 year olds who failed to act like adults when they should have been.
Posted on May 12 at 11:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)
May be time to paint a big white box at some busy intersections where if you are in it when the light changes (and are not waiting and\or able to turn left) you get a ticket for blocking traffic. They do this in NYC to help with gridlock.
Posted on May 10 at 1:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Would these bigger machines (such as a gas turbine) that could not fit down many of our roads fit through the existing canal locks or under the bridges that span it? I would like to see this report breakdown stating how the canal generates $6 billion in revenue as that figure seems pretty inflated. If it generated that much revenue for the region, why isn't it able to sustain itself via user fees, etc., instead of increased public funding? If the canal was such an underutilized asset why hasn't some private corporation tried to take over its operation from NY State in 100+ years? Is it a good thing when water bodies like Hinckley Reservoir and the West Canada Creek (a nationally known blue ribbon trout stream, which also draws a lot of revenue to the area) have to be nearly emptied in the summer so navigable levels in the canal can be maintained for a few tourist vessels? I think for commerce purposes it would be better to invest in railroad transport and perhaps see if the canal can stand more on its own using Private funding.
Posted on April 18 at 2:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Any US official that might go there should only state that Hiroshima exists as an example of why nuclear weapons should never be used again else we risk the very end of human civilization.
Posted on April 18 at 10:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I never realized that for years I had an 'en suite' in my bedroom. I just thought myself really lucky to have a bathroom I did not have to share with a teenager.
Posted on April 12 at 3:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Tried to bring a TV to Schenectady county waste facility last fall and was informed they no longer accept them (has this recently just changed?). Tried to bring it to County Waste transfer in Clifton Park (that used to accept them) and they no longer do as well. Only place I found was the Salvation Army in Clifton Park. The list provided by DEC for who will accept TV's and other E-waste is so erroneous as to be almost worthless: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/materials_min...
Posted on April 3 at 9:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The 1980 LP Olympics were probably the last small Olympics the world will ever see. Now it's a multi-billion operation that always tries to outdo the previous Olympics and then it will leave the town with all manner of development it would not be able to support once the games were over and money all spent. We should keep investing in and using it as an Olympics training center, but I think it would just not work again having the games return.
Posted on March 24 at 10:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)
You paid a lot of money to be at that show and if the person near you won't turn off your phone after being asked politely, find an usher (there are lots of them in Proctor's) and have that person dealt with by the staff. They can and will remove people from the audience for boorish behavior. It's part of an older generation's job to teach a younger generation lessons on proper social behavior that their parents must have missed. It's one of those life skills that has to be learned one way or another.
Posted on March 16 at 12:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Presidents are limited to 10 years. If one should become President because office was vacated earlier than expected, say in year one of a four year term, then they could only run for reelection once more because total length of service cannot exceed ten years. I would like to see term limits too such as Senators (six year terms) allowed no more than fifteen years in office and House members (two year terms) no more than nine years. That's more than enough time to get things accomplished and not be a career politician. Good luck in getting a legislator to put limits on that gravy train though.