Comments by mrobarge
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.
Posted on May 28 at 10:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Hey Ed, one of those rights is for people to choose HOW they celebrate.
Posted on January 13 at 10:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Again I must dispute your comment about our conduct here. We cannot simply publish allegations because they are allegations; that would be not only journalistically irresponsible, but also potentially open us to legal action.
For us to publish allegations, we need supporting evidence AND an on-the-record source for these allegations. You have not responded to my offer in a private e-mail to provide us with that evidence and you obviously do not want to put your true identity behind these allegations, so it is not our fault that you can't find a forum for them.
We simply cannot take your word for the fact that something is going on because I'm guessing you wouldn't be willing to pay the legal settlement if we lost a libel case.
Posted on January 12 at 3:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)
No, your comment was removed because it contained unsubstantiated allegations of wrongdoing that are potentially libelous. Such comments are banned under the Terms of Service for this Web site, which you can read at www.dailygazette.com/news/privacy/.
Posted on January 12 at 12:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Football??? Is it still football season???
Posted on January 2 at 11:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)
It wasn't back on as of 7 a.m. this morning in Fonda, just a screen saying "Channel not available".
Posted on December 4 at 2:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Nope, the typographical error in the headline can be blamed on the bonehead online editor and has since been corrected.
Bonehead Online Editor
From: Nature vs. nurture
Posted on December 3 at 1:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)
For those critical of the DA for his handling of the case, we should point out that the Schenectady County District Attorney's Office played absolutely no role in the prosecution of this drug ring. Prosecution was handled solely by the state Attorney General's Office.
Posted on November 9 at 11:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)
David, my mistake. I hit the wrong checkbox when I was monitoring comments this morning.
From: Link to us
Posted on October 29 at 3 p.m. (Suggest removal)
And here I thought I was crazy for keeping my thermostat at 60 when I didn't have the kids.
From: 44 Degrees