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Posted on April 11 at 6:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

According to the sheriff's office, it is in Schenectady.

From: Two charged with selling marijuana from Schenectady home

Posted on March 26 at 4:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Bob, it means he didn't steal directly from the accounts of any customers

From: Teller accused of stealing $95K from Trustco

Posted on January 17 at 5:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Thanks Jeff!!!

From: Red Sox ink Ellsbury; Crawford has wrist surgery

Posted on December 8 at 7:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Duke, with all due respect, BULL!!! The whole concept of trickle-down economics has proved to be an abject failure as far back as the Reagan administration ... Want proof??? How about the fact that household wealth -- the value of assets like homes, bank accounts and stocks, minus debts like mortgages and credit cards -- suffered its biggest quarterly loss in more than two years and average household income, adjusted for inflation, fell 6.4% last year from 2007, all while corporations have increased their cash reserves to a record level of 2.1 TRILLION dollars??? Does that sound to you like they're putting their money back into the economy, as the trickle-down philosophy posits???

From: Do you approve of the New York tax plan that will increase the income tax on the wealthiest residents while providing a tax break for the middle class?

Posted on November 24 at 10:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

In the name of accuracy, let me correct one statement: She spent only nine days in jail after her arrest. The point remains, however, that she did not get off without ANY punishment. Her sentence, as it is called for in the law, took into account mitigating factors.

From: Former mountain bike champ Giove sentenced to home detention, supervision in marijuana-trafficking case

Posted on November 23 at 2:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

So let's see, safny, if you get hurt on YOUR job and the injury affects your judgment, you're telling me you would want to be held COMPLETELY responsible for your actions??? It's not like the woman got off scot free; she spent more than a year in jail after her arrest and is going to serve home confinement, probation and do community service ... What you call a "dangerous activity" was her career ... Would it have made a difference if she had been a firefighter or a construction worker or taken part in some similar "dangerous activity" that you approve of???

From: Former mountain bike champ Giove sentenced to home detention, supervision in marijuana-trafficking case

Posted on November 9 at 11:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Shirley, Paterno was not the one who abused the boys ... Don't get him confused with Sandusky, who should be shot and then hung for what he did to those children who looked up to him!!!

From: What should happen to Joe Paterno in the wake of alleged child sexual abuse by an assistant coach?

Posted on September 27 at 12:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

You've got to be kidding me??? Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are nominated and Rush is left off the list??? Who are the idiots choosing the nominees, and how much did Joan Jett have to pay them to get on the list???

From: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees announced

Posted on September 13 at 6:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

But if I have no races in my town, why would I vote???

From: Will you vote in the Sept. 13th primary?

Posted on May 31 at 7 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Banning something isn't going to make it go away; just ask drug addicts. If you regulate it, however, you can exercise at least a modicum of control.

If someone is that intent on gambling (an addict, if you will) and you take away their website, they're just going to take the two- or three-hour drive to Turning Stone or Mohegan Sun or they're going to find so-called backroom games. Taking down these websites is only affecting the casual player who wages a few dollars here and there and the professional player who makes his living (and in some cases a pretty good one) in these games.

As long as there is ANY form of gambling (legal or illegal), there are going to be gambling addicts, just as there will be drug addicts as long as there is ANY way (legal or illegal) to obtain marijuana, cocaine or whatever the mind-altering substance of choice is. Too many people in society have yet to realize that you can't solve a problem simply by simply outlawing it.

From: Should online gambling be regulated?

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