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Posted on December 5 at 8:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It's disappointing that the Gazette editorial board is so lacking in knowledge about the economics of Social Security and Medicare. Both unreformed will bankrupt the country. Read Robert Samuelson's op ed in yesterday's Washington Post and then decide if your editorial is based on knowledge or ignorance.

From: A man, a plan, another nonstarter - Boehner

Posted on December 2 at 7:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Roundabouts enhance safety AND reduce pollution. To oppose them is to label oneself a neanderthal.

From: Hearing set on master plan for Round Lake Road

Posted on November 29 at 7:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The pattern continues. Localities get socked with exorbitant long-term health and pension costs by their police unions so that policemen and women can retire young, move to Florida where they get another job while collecting their NYS pension, leaving a declining tax base to pay their pensions and health benefits until they die. No wonder Upstate New York is dying.

From: Mediator called in as contract talks stall between Johnstown and police union

Posted on November 25 at 8 a.m. (Suggest removal)

100% wrong. What killed the company was union greed.

From: Hostess with the leastest

Posted on November 25 at 7:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The solution is simple. Dissolve the city and let the county take over. End of story.

From: Op-ed column: Special committee could develop ideas to turn Schenectady around

Posted on November 11 at 7:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Total nonsense on all counts!

From: Ferocity from the sea, part 1

Posted on November 11 at 7:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

According to the State Constitution, once the State purchases land, it cannot be returned to the private sector. This needs to be changed in 2017 when we next have a chance to improve the Constitution. The state should not own land that is more suitable for private development and that serves no crucial environmental purpose. That would boost the economy of the Adirondacks by allowing thousands of additional would-be vacation home owners to purchase and develop property. Increasing the number of privately owned vacation homes in the Adirondacks would improve the local tax picture and support jobs. Hikers and the rest have thousands of trails available to them now. They don't need more. Spending this money is a bad use of the public's money.

From: State land buy in the Adirondacks bashed

Posted on November 6 at 7:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What about GE's new power generation system? This story has a headline without a verb. Headlines are sentences and require verbs! That's journalism 101!

From: GE shows off new power generation system

Posted on October 29 at 10:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Stopping the construction of roundabouts (or traffic circles as they are known in some parts) represents the victory of human nature at its worst. It stands for looking down on others in the belief that people can't learn and can't change. It stands for the victory of fear over progress. It stands for irreationality in governance over decision-making based on fact and reason. What we need in NYS is 1,000 traffic circles where today we have stop signs or expensive electric lights. That would mean lower cost to tax payers, fewer personal injury accidents, less polution and lower gas consumption...not to mention people getting to their destinations faster.

From: Roundabouts safer for traffic than red lights

Posted on October 25 at 10:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The people who prefer traffic lights ought to pay for them. Sign up at the town hall to have the cost added to your property taxes. People forget that the purchase and maintenance of electric signals adds thousands a year to the cost of local government. Traffic circles save lives, time and reduce pollution and they cost a fraction of electric signals.

From: Public rises up to halt roundabouts in Malta

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