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Posted on October 6 at 9:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Do you ever use public roads? Public transportation? Then you're benefiting from socialism. Do you agree we should have firefighter and police protection? Then you're supporting socialism. Do you have a social security card hat you plan to use? Then you're a car-carrying socialist.

Bernie Sanders is a Democratic Socialist, and when you start asking people what they support... turns out, so is just about every American. Sanders is just one of the few smart enough to call things what they are.

Other lies in this letter - Planned Parenthood is not an "aboriton mill". In fact, $0 federal dollars go toward an abortion procedures. They go to saving women's lives. It makes me sick to my stomach thinking that there are Americans out there actively trying to kill women by defunding Planned Parenthood.

Actually, you know what... this whole letter is copy/pasted from and should probably be removed.

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Posted on September 30 at 11:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It's not clear from the article. Who are the "eligible homeowners" that will be receiving a rebate check? Do homeowners need to do anything special to get the checks?

From: State rebate to offset proposed Schenectady County tax hike

Posted on September 23 at 1:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I looked up on my astronomy app and it says for Schenectady that it will start around 9:15pm, be completely eclipsed ~10:15pm-11:15pm, and be done around 12:20am.

From: Supermoon plus eclipse equals rare sky show Sunday night

Posted on September 18 at 7:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

As someone who works with a lot of user-profile-generated geographical data, I guarantee most of the AM users from Schenectady have 12345 as their zip code, and 100% of those are fake accounts. Back in the Myspace days, "Schenectady" had more bands than any other city. And those who have reviewed the Ashley Madison leaked data have said almost all women on the site (and probably a lot of the men) were fake profiles. So it would make sense.

From: Schenectady No. 2 for Ashley Madison accounts, website says

Posted on August 28 at 1:05 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Awful. She was an amazing woman and a true friend to all in Schenectady.

From: Former Schenectady Councilwoman Blanchard dies

Posted on July 15 at 8:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Re: Where is outrage at other offensiveness?

Do we as a country find it offensive when one rapper accidentally walks on the flag? I certainly hope not.

Do we find "Blurred Lines" offensive? At least from my experience, there was a bigger stink made over that than individuals flying the confederate flag.

Do we find it offensive that a flag that represents enslaving our fellow man is proudly on display in front of government buildings, paid for by the people? I certainly hope so.

From: Where is outrage at other offensiveness?

Posted on July 10 at 8:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm not sure where Wallace Hughes get his information, but I just checked NASA's data ( ) and every month so far in 2015 has been warmer than in 2005. I guess he used his creative writing to make up facts.

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Posted on June 25 at 5:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It may also be of interest to locals that he also played for RPI. Article about that here -

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Posted on June 8 at 11:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)

A few points about John Gaetani's letter. 1) 30,000 is a made-up number. As more than 97% of scientific papers about the subject endorse the idea of anthropogenic global warming. 2) Statements about climate change by Richard Lindzen ( ) and Dr. Frederick Singer ( ) have been debunked again and again. 3) The dictionary calls a theory a PROVEN hypothesis. Seems a little disingenuous to leave that word out of the definition. You can see the difference between a theory and a hypothesis here - 4) Before it was figured out as a law of physics, Newton had a theory of gravitation. Just like before it was determined as true, there were theories about man-made climate change. 5) The name change from "global warming" to "climate change" wasn't because "global warming" was incorrect. The earth is definitely getting warmer. The change was because ignorant people thought that meant the weather where they were had to be getting warmer, ignorantly claiming cold days disproved global warming. When in fact global warming, or climate change as we now prefer to call it, can be responsible for record-breaking cold weather as well.

From: Who is ignorant in debate over climate?

Posted on April 3 at 12:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Is the 185' x 150' numbers the size of the actual turf? Is there a website for information about it?

From: New owners expect demand for space in Schenectady Armory

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