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Posted on July 30 at 8:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Only those over 14 need a fishing license. The sadder fact about this gar was that it was allowed to be sold as a pet when this is a threatened species and the owner simply dumped it into the pond when it got too big for its tank. If the owners of ViaPort or some other aquarium would like it as an exhibit, great, however it will likely die over the winter if not caught before then.

From: Families come together to seek alligator gar in Central Park

Posted on July 29 at 8:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Gar do not attack humans. Its just an invasive species in the pond. If it were a snakehead fish then I would be more concerned as they do attack humans in defense of their nests. I doubt it could even survive the winter if no one catches it before then, so let people have their fun trying to catch it.

From: Alligator gar evades fishermen in Schenectady pond

Posted on July 28 at 5:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Need something that looks like a baitfish and that will get caught in their teeth. Their jaws are all bone and difficult at best to get a hook into them. Fly Fishers for gar often use flies that look like a shredded piece of rope. Wonder if I should go down to the park and see if I can win a $100 bucks.

From: Alligator gar evades fishermen in Schenectady pond

Posted on July 27 at 4:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I was 18 and on active duty in the Army when the drinking age was raised to 19, then a year later it went to 21. The federal government coerced the states into raising their drinking ages or else lose highway funds to do it. One day I was responsible enough to drink as an adult, then literally the next day that right was gone. But of course I was old enough to go to war when called, just not have a drink. If the age to vote at 18 was not written into the 26th Amendment, I would make a safe bet the Feds would've changed that to suit some Progressive agenda too. Either we make the age of maturity 18 across the board, or we don't let our kids do anything adult-like, or be held accountable as an adult, until age 21. This arbitrary age nonsense has got to stop.

From: Pre-Nazi Germany also promoted fear

Posted on July 27 at 3:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Why? Alligator gars do not attack humans. Unless you're a small fish or a duckling, you should not worry about it.

From: Schenectady re-opens lake to boats after alligator gar scare

Posted on July 13 at 9:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Hope they allow someone to go in and empty out and clean the tap lines and dispose of opened containers else that place is going to stink...

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Posted on July 11 at 10:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Used to be you were on some kind of hallucinogen if you wandered neighborhoods and interacted with imaginary characters.

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Posted on July 7 at 8:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Yes, we humans have to go kill anything that has a bad interaction with us. A bear near Glacier NP had to be killed recently because a mountain biker actually ran into it while racing down a trail in the bear's territory. The bear did not eat the biker, it just reacted as bears have done for millennia when surprised or hurt. Tourists ('Tourons' actually) routinely walk up to bison and elk in Yellowstone then are appalled when these large critters stomp and gore them. Development out west sprawls right up into mountain lion territory and then the residents proceed to kill them when they eat their cats & dogs. Suburbanites kill all the coyotes and foxes near their homes then wonder why so many deer and other critters are now eating their expensive shrubs and gardens and wandering into the roadways. Naming these animals is nothing, We need to just leave these animals the heck alone as we surely aren't doing any of them a favor.

From: Froma Harrop: We should rethink naming wild animals

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?

From: BH-BL soccer coach charged with DWI

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.

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