Comments by dlittlecook
Posted on May 18 at 4:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)
In 2009 all 50 states and Puerto Rico went to the .08 BAC level and we still have over 30% of fatal accidents caused by drunk drivers, most of which have a BAC of over double the .08 level. How is dropping the level to .05 going to reduce the number of alcohol related deaths? And just because other countries have done it and seen a reduction doesn't mean it will work in the US. We drive bigger cars and trucks and a lot of us live in rural areas while working in the city. Most alcohol related accidents are in the early morning hours and a lot of the deaths are caused by teenage drivers.
Maybe, as in all things, we should try enforcing current laws instead of making new laws that would have little or no effect on the problem.
Posted on April 30 at 8:46 a.m. (Suggest removal)
He should title the book, "How I Duped New Yorkers."
From: Cuomo signs book deal
Posted on April 30 at 8:36 a.m. (Suggest removal)
What exactly does Ms. McKeon's story have to do with the proposed law? She was prescribed the drug legally for pain and then 4 years later gets hooked on it because why? She was having trouble in her life and started using the drug for other than what it was designed for. The law would not have had any effect on her situation. Sound familiar?
Posted on April 22 at 12:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)
They have been doing the same thing on the bridge connecting Scotia with Schenectady crossing the Mohawk. Doesn't seem to cause too much trouble.
Posted on April 18 at 7:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I think the evidence speaks for itself. There is even a recorded 911 call where the caller states a man is pointing a gun at him. Had the cop showed his badge and not his gun, there probably wouldn't have been a problem. Nooo, after the guy calls 911, the cop jumps back in his car and speeds off. The guys follow him while still on the phone with 911 and the dispatcher tells them to stop following him and go to the police station. Then the Glenville police have to call the officer into he station to ask him what happened?
Yep, you're right wmarinicic, these thugs are just trying to get the good hearted police officer in trouble.
Posted on April 15 at 1:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)
justapto.....Really, the GOP? It is the GOP that is trying to save our butts as we grow older. It is the GOP that keeps trying to get bills passed that will save Social Security and Medicare for future seniors. I would be willing to bet that the majority on the School Board lean left.
I can agree wth your complaints about the proposed school budget. I am tired of paying out the nose for over inflated retirement deals for those working in our school system. Maybe you should take a look at who really runs the Board of Education and quit believing the lies of the Democrats when they tell you all the terrible things the GOP wants to do to you. None of the ideas the GOP have put forth regarding Social Security would affect you or anyone over 55.
In his budget, the President himself has proposed a cut in the way cost of living increases for SS in the future would be calculated, leaving you with less money to deal with inflation. It is Obamacare that took $750 billion dollars from Medicare to help fund the law. In other words, because of the Democrats, you are going to pay about $90 more a month for your medicare coverages. Not to mention you could be looking for a new doctor because he/she may refuse to accept Medicare payments because he/she can no longer afford to accept those payments without going bankrupt.
Try flicking your TV over to Fox News once in a while and get both sides of the story. You would be surprised how fair and balanced they really are, and how many stories they cover that the "main stream media" refuse to cover because it might make Obama look bad. At the very least, question and investigate what you hear from both sides of the aisle.
Posted on April 15 at 12:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Niskyboy.. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I hope it was the reporter who did the search and not the Nanotech folks. Otherwise that might explain why the U.S. is falling so far behind in the Tech wars.
Posted on April 15 at 12:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I am a law abiding citizen of this State and don’t appreciate being called an extremist. The real extremist here is Governor Cuomo. He used false claims of extreme necessity to push this law through without allowing the mandatory three days for reading and comment by both the legislature and the public. He claims they were working on this bill for months prior to the Newtown, CT incident. If that were the case they wouldn’t have had to make amendments to it after it was passed. How do you work on a bill for months that bans the sale of certain weapons that most or all law enforcement officials use without making sure they are exempt from the law?
The law is unclear in how it helps keep our school children safer and has already been improperly enforced by taking the guns away from someone who had to take a valium at one time because he had a phobia about needles. Sure, the State Police apologized for their mistake but did they pay for the attorney he had to hire to get his weapons back?
Posted on April 12 at 6:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)
No, the station that carried the Mets rolled over to the Red Sox last year. There was a station in Glens Falls that broadcasted the Mets games last year but you couldn't pick it up south of Clifton Park. If I am out and about during a game and want to listen to it, I either have to listen on my cell or Sirius/XM in my car. I am a die hard Mets fan and it is a shame that you can't even find Mets' gear most of the time in the local Target or Wal-Mart.
Posted on April 10 at 6:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The property was legitimately purchased. Yes, it is a shame that the church has to be torn down. However, no one else could come up with the money to purchase the property and make necessary repairs and upgrades to save it. I cannot understand why we think we have the right to tell a developer what to do with the property they purchase once they get permission from the local and state governments to go through with their plans.
If these groups want to preserve these properties, they need to figure out how to purchase them and get investors to buy into upgrades and fill them with tenants.