Comments by jdar777
Posted on December 8 at 6:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Schenectady had a Charter school. From its inception, it was bullied out of business.
Posted on December 8 at 1:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)
How about coming together as a team, including parents and students, without blame and anger, but determined commitment towards the common goal of becoming civilized and attaining excellence in all we do. Parents should be held accountable and offered parenting skills. If children were taught correct behaviors there would not be the complete disrespect and outrageous problems we have in schools. Anyone with foresight should have seen this coming- for years it's been brewing in a mixture of lack of consequences, anger, and the blame game. The root of the problem is disrespectful behavior stemming from lack of purpose and direction. No teacher, principal, para, or superintendent can change this in a few minutes at school. When we refuse to admit we need a code of right and wrong, when parents are unable to discipline their own children because of lack of knowledge or commitment, when children are untrained in self control, this is the result. We need all parties: parents, students, and school staff to determine together there is a problem and commit to its solution. Instead there is anger and blame and an overwhelming fear that things are out of control. It is not an easy road back to civilization and one person cannot alone accomplishment the journey. The trip to where we now find ourselves as a society was not instant either, we are the proverbial frogs slowly approaching the deadly boil. When all else fails, there's always prayer.
Posted on July 28 at 5:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Bob Scher...any critical thinker can see God exists. Only the fool says there is no God. I don't know why you are angry at God but He loves you nonetheless.
Posted on July 28 at 5:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Whine, whine, whine..
Posted on July 10 at 1:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)
In addition to ChuckD comments, the speed limit is just that.. "limit", meaning this fast and no faster. Every state has a "Basic Speed Law" stating that the driver is responsible for driving for the conditions. Driving around a "blind curve" at the "limit" is unwise and irresponsible. If you don't know what is on the the other side of the curve or hill, the responsible thing to do is reduce the risk of a crash by reducing your speed. Driving requires continual anticipation of potential risk and is a demanding task. It's human nature to want to blame "accidents" on everything but our own behavior.
Posted on July 2 at 12:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Any responsible driver should know, especially if they are experienced in anticipating actions of others, that when approaching a bicycle your speed should be reduced and toe should be on brake. Bicycles cannot straddle objects and may "wobble". Bicyclists are unprotected when approached by a two-ton vehicle. Respect for the life of others should compel us to use wisdom and share the road with other vehicles (see CH 11 in NYS Driver's Manual). We have become complacent and reckless in our behavior. I have seen drivers deliberately try to run a bicyclist off the road while hollering at them to get on the sidewalk. We all have to rethink our behavior behind the wheel. Very few crashes are truly unavoidable "accidents".
Posted on January 21 at 8:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I agree with you, Richard Evans. When I heard of Drue's long list of violations, it immediately reminded me of the David Ryan tragedy. I teach driver education and this blatantly reckless violator behavior is something we discuss. Each class visits the "ghost bike" on Riverview Road. I wish parents would think carefully before paying a lawyer to bail a child out of a traffic violation. It could lead to far deeper regrets. Roadways would be much safer if ALL drivers would always drive as carefully and responsibly as they would on a road test. We all share the risk on the road and it is never "all about me."
Posted on December 17 at 11:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Perhaps they should outlaw cars; they kill plenty also...
Posted on October 18 at 10:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Hmm, where would that "proper place" be? Jail? Because judging from the news around town and beyond, it doesn't seem to be happening.
Posted on September 15 at 8:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)
hmm...wonder how much private charity $$ has been sent to help?