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Posted on January 13 at 2:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)

so the Times Union has photos of the Mohawk in the Stockade but the Schenctady paper of record doesn't? I am a loyal Gazette subscriber but you are trying my patience.

From: Flooding danger has passed

Posted on November 12 at 12:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What's more amazing to me than the lies, is the lack of even awareness of how this is wrong. I hope Carl was quoted out of context, being nervous is an excuse for misleading people? Really? The lame brain reasoning behind these explanations is more worrisome than the actual act by the "accountant". I'm a Democrat and not happy.

From: Mootooveren says job status wasn’t accurate

Posted on November 12 at 12:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Of course I lied, it would have hurt me if I told the truth, why are you even asking me about it?

From: Mootooveren’s job deception feeds cynicism

Posted on July 24 at 2:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

That's all nice but do you think they could have online tee times or online anything? It's 2013!

From: Data tracking helps Schenectady Muny get up to par

Posted on November 8 at 10:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Red cross has been there all week, don't believe everything you see on TV

From: Local groups collecting to help Sandy’s victims

Posted on November 8 at 11:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

They need money more than stuff. Stuff requires storage space and people to sort, etc.

From: Local groups collecting to help Sandy’s victims

Posted on October 15 at 3:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Cannot wait. This place makes bombers look like taco bell.

From: $3M in renovations planned for Mexican Radio location

Posted on September 11 at 3:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Has there ever been a better argument for consolidation of government in Schenectady County?

The county pays for medicaid and welfare because they are obligated to by state law, the state also pays for over half and although much of it goes to City residents, seniors in nursing homes on average are the biggest recipients of Medicaid. Either way that funding does nothing to help City government pay bills and reduce the burden on the city so paying for medicaid and welfare is irrelevant.

I don't care where the sales taxes are collected, that is a function of retailers location trying to avoid property taxes. Because a store happens to be 5 feet over the city line in Niskayuna that means Niskayuna generates all the revenue? Over half the population in schenectay county lives in the city yet only 1/5 of the sales tax revenue comes back?

Is Carl Erikson the only person on the Council who can understand a budget deal? Peggy King is worried about the library, once again proving herself the longest serving clueless elected person ever.

From: Schenectady council OKs sales tax agreement with county

Posted on July 28 at 4:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Those are not cash benefits. Cash benefits for a family of 4 are about $300 per month.Look it up on the states OTDA website. Medicaid payments go directly to doctors or hospitals not to recipients, who are mostly children and seniors and disabled by the way. Maybe we can put those lazy fat pre-schoolers to work. Food stamps are also not cash but used on a debit card for food only, unless there is fraud. Food stamps are a federal benefit, championed by George Bush and no different in NY than Alabama. This woman may have lied and cheated to get her benefits and she was caught. She didn't get something becauseNY is too liberal. Why don't you try learning some facts before you spout off your simple cliches

From: Schenectady woman charged with $290K welfare fraud

Posted on April 11 at 12:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ok just to be clear, although I have differed with Carl on his treatment of Israel, my thoughts about Muslims and Arabs have nothing in common with those espoused by wmarincic.

I am all in favor of ending this outdated identification of people by religion or ethnicity or race and having nations where it doesn't matter. All I am saying is that I think Israel for all its obvious flaws, is actually closer to that ideal than any of its neighbors or a potential Palestinian state. I'm for a non-violent, democratic, universal, secular state but not suicide.

From: Of Palestine, Israel and the idea of return

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