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Posted on June 20 at 6:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

People who want the guy in jail for a long time- you do realizing that it's costing you, the taxpayers, $50,000-$60,000 per year to put someone in jail, right? A suggestion of 25 years for this guy means we the taxpayers spend $1.5 million on him. There's gotta be a better way.

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Posted on June 16 at 6:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Sandra... when you say "The programs are overseen by federal judges and Congress."... do you really believe that, or are you just repeating what the government says? I recommend everyone take a listen to the latest Dan Carlin "Common Sense" podcast. Direct link to the MP3 here -

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Posted on June 16 at 12:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I recommend anyone who is interested in the story of Edward Snowden, listen to the latest episode of Common Sense. I think you'll find everything he says on the subject to be... common sense.

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Posted on April 14 at 3:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Not that I completely disagree with you Carolyn, but a family with 4 kids where each parent makes $47,000 isn't quite living on Easy St. Hopefully they're not offered as much help as families who make twice as much, but I can see some cases where they genuinely could use help with insurance through no fault of their own.

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Posted on April 12 at 6:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I've got to support the teacher here. This assignment teaches critical thinking and the understanding of others' points of views. Nowhere does it say "this is how you should think." It's scary watching the closed-minded people react to this. When kids grow up, they're going to have to learn that there are people out there who think differently. Vilifying the teacher teaches the student that it's wrong to think differently and they should be punished for it. While the teacher is teaching "First understand where the other side is coming from". I stand by the teacher.

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Posted on March 23 at 5:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The game even made it onto The Onion -

From: Danes come doggone close

Posted on March 12 at 7:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Thanks, Judy!

From: Phish coming back to SPAC for three nights: July 5-7

Posted on March 12 at 5:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The SPAC calendar has other shows booked for July 5,6, and 7. Which is right?

From: Three nights of Phish at SPAC

Posted on March 12 at 5:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The SPAC calendar has other shows booked for July 5,6, and 7. Which is right?

From: Phish coming back to SPAC for three nights: July 5-7

Posted on March 5 at 1:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm guessing the issue is people get more plastic bags than they can re-use. I tend to keep my plastic bags for re-use, but I've got about 1,000 of them in my closet now. Way more than I can use. Though... the issue would be getting consumers to remember to bring their own fabric bags. I certainly have those, I just often forget. And oh- just for clarification, there is no ban on soft drinks in NYC, just an upper limit on the single-serving size sugar drinks stores can sell. Far from a "ban".

From: Petition: Ban plastic bags in Saratoga Springs

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