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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.

From: Young, critical thinkers have no use for religion and its many myths

Posted on July 28 at 5:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Whine, whine, whine..

From: Average white America doesn’t understand meaning behind Zimmerman verdict

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.

From: Americans should learn from Snowden about ‘surveillance society’

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".

From: Driver will not be charged in death of Johnstown musician

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."

From: DMV should furnish unexpurgated list of drivers’ violations

Posted on December 17 at 11:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Perhaps they should outlaw cars; they kill plenty also...

From: Too high a price for a freedom

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.

From: When a disease is a killer, finding a cure is all that matters

Posted on September 15 at 8:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

hmm...wonder how much private charity $$ has been sent to help?

From: The lingering disaster of Schoharie flood

Posted on August 8 at 10:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

A noticeable difference! The roads are much more pleasant to travel..where previous driving was torture. Thank you for finding a viable solution. Now lets put some of those nice looking trash cans on every corner and enforce the littering law so Schenectady does not look like a garbage dump!

From: Editorial: With new process, Schenectady may have turned corner on its roads

Posted on June 29 at 12:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

And these studies were readily available and I think were even presented in NY...but gambling or "gaming" was approved anyway..

From: Economics of gambling: cost and benefits

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