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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.

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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.

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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?

From: New York’s 'assault weapon' registration begins today

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.

From: Poll says Yankees still top of the heap in New York state

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.

From: Proposal to save church facade rejected

Posted on April 3 at 8:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Move to Canada or Europe, see how you like their Single Payer health insurance. And by the way, you cannot go to any doctor you want to under Medicare. Some doctors don't accept it because it doesn't pay enough to keep them in business and more and more are joining that group. Most older people work because they can't afford to retire, it has little to do with health insurance. It also appears the green party believes old people are useless. You too will some day be old or maybe by that time euthanasia for old people will be the law.

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Posted on April 2 at 9:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Well it isn't like the gun enthusiasts were trying to destroy the landscape, unlike the occupy Albany folks who staked their tents out throughout the winter months and had to be told to pick up their trash. Who paid to fix that mess? And I am sure there was no damage when the thousands of union members were bussed in from all over hell's creation. We didn't hear about that either, did we?

From: Gun rally caused $60K damage to Capitol lawn

Posted on March 30 at 6:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

John, a seven bullet clip is not standard. Most guns that are sold with clips come with a 10 round clip. Seven round clips are not and won't be manufactured. Cuomo has agreed to allow the buying of the standard 10 round clip however, you are not allowed to put more than 7 bullets in that clip unless you are at an authorized firing range or in competition. It is a crime to have a clip in your house with more than 7 rounds in it. Makes sense doesn't it? In other words, if I am in my house and the house is being burglarized by a criminal and if he is carrying a weapon with 10 bullets in his clip and starts shooting at me, I am three bullets short. Unless of course he is a nice criminal and is following the law.

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Posted on March 25 at 7:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Looks like we will have to wait until the budget passes before we find out how to re-apply.

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Posted on March 19 at 7:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Here is a Governor who rushes a gun control bill to supposedly protect the children and then wants a law to kill children. Does anyone else see something wrong with this picture?

From: Catholics lobby Albany as abortion fight looms

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