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Posted on June 26 at 8:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Glenville PD is constantly responding to criminal activity in the Walmart on Freeman's Bridge Rd. Perhaps when Walmart chooses a location they need to pay for the salary of at least one additional officer for responding to calls in that location, else no approval.

From: Crime overlooked as impact of Wal-Mart

Posted on June 25 at 4 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Screwdriver makes a great shiv - why on earth do you give a maximum security inmate a weapon?

From: Arrested prison guard denies knowing of inmates' escape plot

Posted on June 23 at 4:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Lets say someone makes NO effort to secure a firearm in their home, business, or vehicle and a burglar steals it and then commits a murder with it. That victim's family would surely like to see some severe penalties for both the shooter and the owner who allowed it to be so easily stolen. Can't always stop a really determined thief from breaking into a safe or locked cabinet, etc., but if even the most basic of security is not used, it should be some form of negligence. If a criminal penalty is not the best answer, perhaps a huge civil one is more appropriate. I think average law-abiding people don't consider criminal penalties much, but tell them they might lose their property, a huge fine that could bankrupt them, loss of home, loss of insurance, civil suits & penalties, etc., they might pay a lot more attention to being a responsible gun owner and perhaps a fewer stolen guns would be on the streets. Anyone who's served in the military knows that 'woe be unto you' if you leave your weapon unsecured anytime.

From: Gun storage law won't violate rights

Posted on June 17 at 12:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I would like to just amend the War Powers Act to immediately institute the draft 30 days after starting military action. Presidents need to be able to act in an emergency, however, if we are going to get embroiled in something longer we need to go all-in or not at all. Even if these draftees never actually get inducted, trained, and deployed before it ended, the sheer magnitude of disruption and cost of just starting a draft process would make politicians really think twice before starting some action unless its an imminent threat to the US. Their kids would also have real skin in the game too. No deferments allowed. If you are on the Selective Service list you are automatically eligible to be drafted immediately. If it turned out to be a really bad decision I'm pretty sure it would make an effective term limit tool as well.

From: Draft would allocate responsibility to all

Posted on June 15 at 10:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Better deal with the imported pests killing off millions of ash trees before you demand players start using this wood for bats again. This is why wooden bats are being created with different species of wood. Perhaps time to use some form of composite material instead of wooden bats?

From: Inappropriate Tilted Kilt no good for town

Posted on June 12 at 11:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Sounds like your neighbor is a good candidate for application of Buster's Law or aggravated cruelty to companion animals.

From: New casino design not an improvement

Posted on June 3 at 9:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Sure, because minors always go for more expensive Stouts when buying beer for their parties. I did not realize they had such expensive tastes! Those bottles just became a collector's item and will now be in more demand than ever. I guess there was nothing else the NH governor had to worry about than this non-issue.

From: NH governor blocks baby pictures on beer bottles

Posted on June 1 at 9:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If the kid shot a big whitetail buck, or an elk here in NY, or a cape buffalo or some kind of antelope in Africa, it would've been no issue at all. There are lots of those animals around and they take some skill to track and shoot. A giraffe though? Did he pet the thing before he shot it?

From: Guilderland yearbook picture stirs controversy

Posted on May 19 at 1:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Rupeka failed to comply with the first lawful order and it went downhill from there for him. If a police officer requests to see your license and registration when you are operating a motor vehicle, you are not allowed to refuse. Same thing for a simple fishing license even.

From: Saratoga Springs police probe excessive force allegation

Posted on May 1 at 11:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm not much of an Obama fan either, but I'm sick & tired of hearing about the 'Obamaphone' urban legend which is complete propaganda BS. Free or reduced cost land-lines have been given out to low-income persons since the Reagan era paid for by Universal Service fees that might or might not be passed on by telecom providers. Now these providers just use cell phones instead of land-lines.

From: Remember to give to those who protect us

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