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Posted on October 7 at 4:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If convicted, levy a $50,000 fine and we'll just call it even.

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Posted on September 25 at 5:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Perhaps spend it for flood prevention work on the Schoharie creek so the villages of Schoharie and Middleburgh survive the next flood much better (there will surely be another one).

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Posted on September 22 at 9:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)

WTH were they thinking when they did this?

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Posted on September 14 at 5:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Comparing USA to Australia on this topic is like comparing 'cheese to chalk' as my Australian colleagues put it: Statistics on this are very misleading to put it mildly. Australia is probably the safest country on the planet.

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Posted on September 10 at 9:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Who's going to bail out all the fast-food chains that are 'too large to fail' when their labor costs go through the roof and they start closing stores all over the state laying off hordes of these $15\hr workers? I see some sweet tax deals headed their way so they stay in business in order to pay increased wages and still sell cheap meals. Either that or get ready to start paying $10 or more for a burger. Vicious inflation cycle begins in...

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Posted on August 23 at 6:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

True sportsmen don't feel entitled to any game animal or fish. If they can't take their quarry ethically, they leave it be. This hunter probably felt entitled to take this lion because of the money he spent getting to Africa on a guided hunt. He doesn't deserve death threats, but he deserves to be penalized like other unethical and criminal sportsmen who are caught poaching on or near nature preserves, national parks, etc. It would be naive to think he did not know any better of where he was hunting, the tactics used to lure the creature in, and what he did after realizing he shot a collared lion. In the US, if you are caught poaching on federally protected lands you often lose your vehicle, firearms, other gear, face hefty fines, jail, and loss of hunting license privileges. He was in Africa, but he should've been hunting by similar rules and knew better. He should face similar consequences for being an unethical sportsman.

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Posted on August 23 at 5:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I think I'll just avoid paying for overpriced Regal tickets and concessions and spend my money elsewhere. Netflix and others are going to start getting much more popular if people are being searched to go to the movies now. Forget that noise.

From: Bag search at movie theaters is overkill

Posted on August 7 at 3:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I agree with what you say and am very aware of this history. Does not alter fact that all kinds of memorabilia that people find offensive at one time or another in our history eventually ends up as collector's items that many find valuable for whatever reason(s) they have, wrongheaded or not. Instead of a social movement perhaps where this kind of dies away on its own, the government is now rapidly making these confederate flag items more valuable to collectors through decree. Whenever the government starts taking away something, whatever it is, collectors come out out of the woodwork to grab it up and make a profit from it later somehow.

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Posted on August 7 at 10:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Symbol may be offensive, however our government is going to make some collectors very wealthy as this stuff starts disappearing from pubic view. They'd be a fool to send those plates in for recycling. Sit on them for about twenty years and sell them to some vintage memorabilia collector after all the hoopla dies down.

From: Virginia revokes license plates featuring Confederate flag

Posted on July 24 at 4:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Oh, the humanity! Thank goodness the driver's OK too...

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