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Posted on June 15 at 6:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Another waste of taxpayer money ... a MILLION DOLLARS for a painting... and they honestly believe that it will attract tourists to the area? Vote these idiots out!!!

From: State provides $1 million for mural on Amsterdam bridge

Posted on February 19 at 3:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It's not UPS's job to police what people ship to others. NY State Tax and Finance gotta get their inspectors off their butts and do their jobs.

From: Lawsuit: State lost millions in cigarette tax because of UPS

Posted on August 9 at 7:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I truly feel for the family, but this story underscores what is wrong with our society today - Heather chooses to do illegal drugs, suffers dire medical problems, and then her family sues everyone they can, rather than owning up to the fact that it was Heather's choice to do drugs, knowing full well the potential consequences. I do not condone illegal drug use - but I am sick and tired of the people of this country wanting to blame someone else for their own lack of personal responsibility. Unfortunately, the courts will probably find for them, and Mr. Potter, et al, will have to pay up.

From: Suit filed after Bisco leaves woman disabled

Posted on July 4 at 7:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

As reported in Christian Post, and to clarify the $3000 vs $5000 discrepancy above, I include Senator Cruz's statements ....

"If this bill were enacted, it would result in increasing illegal immigration, and it will not secure the borders. One of the most disturbing aspects of this bill is that it creates a federal tax penalty for companies hiring U.S. citizens or legal immigrants," he said.

Using a hypothetical business as an illustrative example for how the gang of eight's immigration bill and Obamacare will impact small businesses and their employees, Cruz noted that "if a company that has more than 50 employees hires a U.S. citizen or a legal immigrant and follows the rules, then that company, if they don't provide a government approved healthcare plan, pays a $5,000 tax penalty, effectively. It's a $3,000 penalty, but it's not deductible, so the impact to the company is roughly $5,000. And that's per employee."

"I gave a speech on the Senate floor talking about how this bill would impact a small business. Imagine Joe's Hamburger Shack – a small business with 100 employees, five different restaurants – and let's suppose the business is doing pretty well and they want to hire five new employees. If the gang of eight bill became law, and they decided to hire five new employees who were U.S. citizens or who were legal immigrants, the business would have to pay $5,000 a piece to the IRS each year – that's a $25,000 hit for hiring U.S. citizens. If instead, they hire people who are here illegally now who get legalized under the gang of eight bill, they pay zero."

From: Cuomo the chameleon has been doing more for himself than N.Y.

Posted on July 4 at 7:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Fritzdawg, I believe you need to go back to Craiglist's Rants and Raves where you were obviously schooled in literary genius and your poetic drivel is appreciated. Thanks to Phils2008 and Roberttodt for the support.

From: Cuomo the chameleon has been doing more for himself than N.Y.

Posted on June 30 at 7:08 a.m. (Suggest removal)

We all know what needs to be done, but no one comes up with a realistic plan on how to get it accomplished. Wishful thinking is just that - what's the plan of action???

From: Time to contract national security state

Posted on June 28 at 10:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Our elected officials are sworn to uphold the Constitution. Instead, they are destroying it, supposedly to "protect us". Boston proves the US government continues to be inept in doing so, and people such as Mr. Alverez are enabling them to continue to destroy this country by vacating the constitution. Mr. Alverez, you may be OK with big brother Government snooping into every facet of your life, but until such time as the Constitution is re-written to exclude it, I still treasure my privacy that it affords, and you should too. Millions fought and hundreds of thousands died for our country - don't let your liberal mindset make all those sacrifices worthless.

From: As long as personal info isn’t abused, it’s OK for gov’t to snoop

Posted on June 27 at 6:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If the State Police were really worried about the safety of motorcyclists, they would have issued hundreds of tickets to car and truck drivers texting and using their cell phones while driving, instead of going after bikers for helmets and loud exhausts. No, this is nothing but harassment and an additional tax on one of the last free groups in America. This has nothing to do with safety - ask any biker and they will tell you.

From: State Police issue 89 tickets to motorcyclists in area over 5 hours

Posted on March 20 at 8:25 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Absurd jump to conclusions ... teens visiting abandoned building leads to girl's death... give me a break. She died because of reckless driving on someone else's part. Tragic, yes. Death somehow "caused" by this vacant building? I don't think so. If the firefighters want something done with this building then they need to persue whatever legal remedy is available to them, rather than trying to somehow associate it's very existance with Noelle's death.

From: Officials: Seal off ‘haunted hospital’

Posted on March 2 at 9:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Your tax dollars at work - reinforcing bad behavior; setting the precedent that will now allow continued law breaking by the "entitled". They willingly defied the law - and got away with it ... I for one am sick of this type of arbitrary enforcement of the law. Freedom of speech (which I support) and the right to peacefully and lawfully assemble (which I also support) can and should be done legally - and when the laws are openly defied and broken, I expect the justice be served as prescribed by law. SOARAS, KEEFE, DO THE JOB YOU ARE PAID TO DO OR GET OUT OF OFFICE!

From: Charges dismissed in 88 Occupy Albany cases

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