Comments by biwemple
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.
Posted on March 11 at 12:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Whether it's Chad the Democrat or another Republican, its time for Hugh Farley to retire. We need some serious term limits on our politicians. Twenty terms is is about sixteen terms too many.
Posted on March 11 at 12:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Why is the manufacturing and sale of these kinds of drugs only a misdemeanor? Trying to get others hooked on drugs for profit should be a felony as these scumbags are predators on society. I have some empathy for users, but none for dealers. They're basically killing our children with pushing this crap.
Posted on March 4 at 10:45 a.m. (Suggest removal)
There are some things that these countries do better than the US and some things they don't. Each has their good\bad qualities and we should not assume that the US is better at everything than the rest of the world or vice-versa. I can emphatically state though that pretty much all European nations have much better public transportation than the US by far. Our train\bus system is a travesty. Ever try going to\from JFK and Penn station? This should be one of the easiest things to do for visitors entering or departing the US through one of our largest cities, but this connection is pathetic. You can travel almost anywhere in Europe (and much of industrialized world) without a car, but a visitor to the US without a car is virtually stranded.