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Posted on December 20 at 11:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Firefighters have to ask permission to use a fire hydrant? Something needs to be changed here in the name of public safety.

From: Dunkin’ Donuts' Malta headquarters burns

Posted on December 12 at 7:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Pollywog: I work for a company that has dozens of people who've immigrated here from all over the world. They applied for the job, obtained a visa, then over time they eventually became citizens via the legal route. They did not sneak in, have children as 'anchor babies' once across, nor applied for public assistance while here. They busted their humps to earn a chance at a job here and got it legally, and they were not privileged kids in their foreign lands either. There are paths, but its gotten so easy to take the illegal route, many don't bother with the process anymore. No illegal alien has taken a job from me personally, but they sure get exploited as a cheap labor source in order to keep wages and prices low.

From: Unfilled seats a big problem for Sch’dy police review board

Posted on December 11 at 11:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Most democratic countries in the world typically do not have armed troops on their borders, but they do enforce their immigration laws more stringently than the US does for sure. I'm all for immigrants taking a chance on getting the 'American dream', however, it has to be legal immigration, and if you are here illegally you need to be sent home and try the legal route. It's not impossible, I have relatives who immigrated legally and are very productive citizens here now for decades. Previous immigrants only asked for a chance to become a citizen when they arrived in the early 20th century en-masse and they earned their citizenship through hard-work, education, and sacrifice at their own expense. It definitely was not easy, but it was earned, not given to them, and they cherish that citizenship all the more so.

From: Unfilled seats a big problem for Sch’dy police review board

Posted on December 11 at 11:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I would worry about this application being exploited by hackers and a mass shutdown of multiple users occurs. It should be left up to individual to permit install of this app if they wish, not pre-loaded by some government edict.

From: NY AG pushes ‘kill switch’ for cellphones

Posted on November 26 at 8:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Would love to see some huge retailer reverse this trend and emphatically say they will not be open on Thanksgiving Day and use whatever social media they can to get this message out along with some incentives for customers to wait until Friday to shop in their stores. Time for corporations to stop saying they are opening on Thanksgiving just because everyone else is doing it. This is just mindless greed and stupidity being compounded.

From: Lessons on planning and zoning from Ellis parking garage saga

Posted on November 13 at 1:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Perhaps NYRA did not want to repeat a bit of history with what happened to the defunct Sambo's restaurant chain. <'s> If NYRA allowed them to be at the track, then they could get dragged into a possible lawsuit just by association. Just a guess here...

From: If businesses can’t discriminate, why is it OK for the state to?

Posted on November 8 at 2:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Do not think for a minute that gas drilling companies do not take advantage of the poor or economically depressed areas of this country. Little known loopholes in legal definition of Royalty payment rules allow many drilling companies to deduct all manners of expenses from royalty payments on leases that landowners are due. Think you might make a nice bit of steady cash for retirement by allowing drillers to use your land? Better check that fine print. Some of these people in PA are getting nothing in return for their leases.

From: Contrary to assertion, carriage horses never have a nice day

Posted on October 30 at 7:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Unless the explicit language is written into the referendum that all money MUST go to NYS Education, those casino revenues(if any) will disappear into the General fund faster than a f##t in a wind storm. This has always been a bad idea.

From: Casino gambling not the panacea for New York that Cuomo thinks it is

Posted on October 29 at 4:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Kids can drop out of school when 16. If old enough to drop out of school, then they should be treated as adults for violent crimes. Perhaps we need to raise the age for dropping out if they are not going to be treated as real adults?

From: Critics say youths 16, 17 too young for adult court

Posted on October 15 at 9:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Should send these ignorant kids up to Amsterdam to spend a few weeks attending that school and open their eyes a bit.

From: BH-BL school officials apologize to Amsterdam for students' racial taunts

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