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Posted on April 24 at 5:46 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Ron Belli. We are experiencing the calm before the storm. It's not a question of "if" we're going to get hit again. It's a question of "when." And I believe we are going to get hit HARDER than we did on 9/11. Victor Davis Hanson had a great piece two days ago about this very question. I encourage readers to check it out.
http://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/don...


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Posted on April 19 at 6:45 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Learning to live with fossil fuels is a little bit like learning to live with water. We can't live without it! Man has yet to develop a technology that will allow us to store potential kinetic energy safely, in a 15-gallon tank, to be used at a moment's notice to drive 200-miles with the need for instant acceleration should an emergency call for it. The solar panel phenomenon in our neighborhoods will disappear once the government stops subsidizing it. As for the Keystone Pipeline, and others like it…there are over 2.4 million miles of pipelines in America transporting hydrocarbons. Do people prefer to have these materials transporter via train? Or do they propose to cease the use of hydrocarbons altogether? I'm with you Russ.


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Posted on April 18 at 6:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, if not given the death penalty, will go to jail and begin recruitment efforts. Case closed.


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Posted on April 18 at 6:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Andrea Moran. Obamacare has had a negative impact on the American people. The government now controls my access to healthcare. The leftists in this country have been pursuing this Holy Grail for decades, and they finally got it, without ONE Republican vote. Never in our country's history has such a monumental piece of legislation passed without bipartisan support. Remember this. The 2700-page bill wasn't read be any legislator prior to the vote. The bill was printed 36-hours before the vote, ensuring that no one would have time to read it. Let's recall Nancy Pelosi's infamous quote, "We have to pass the bill in order to know what's in it." How disgraceful. Seven-million Americans have lost their health insurance, premiums have double and tripled, businesses have reduced employee hours and reconsidered expansion plans. Spouses and children have been dropped from employee sponsored health plans. There are fewer choices for health care plans in this country because of the lack of competition. The cost to the youth for health care has skyrocketed. Annual deductibles have gone through the roof. I've given you facts. You launch ad hominen attacks with your "The people who don’t like it are the Republican right wing, which doesn’t like anything" comment. Let's pray a newly elected Republican president will smash Obamacare and allow competition to enter the health care market.


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Posted on April 13 at 6:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Any attempt by government to fix a problem usually creates a larger one. As Milton Friedman once stated, "I think the government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem and very often makes the problem worse." I don't know if the idea of charter schools is the right answer. But any solution to the problem of government education (aka public education) MUST involve competition. Competition is good with electronics, computers, food, auto repair, religion, etc. Why isn't it good in education?


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Posted on April 12 at 6:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Wow. What a refreshing editorial - from the Gazette? The growth of government is ubiquitous. Can you think of an agency (Fed/state/local) that has closed in recent memory? I can't think of anything in my kitchen that isn't regulated in some way. Try building something. The many layers of permits and regulation dissuade one from improving their homes and businesses. Maybe I'm taking this editorial too seriously and broadly? After all, it's only focusing on cardboard forts and street performers. But I'll give credit where credit is due! Nice to hear it, Gazette!


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Posted on March 22 at 8:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

How many of those living in poverty own one or more of the following?

-smart phone(s)
-their own home
-automobile(s)
-hi speed internet access
-cable
-flat screen tv(s)
-air conditioner(s)
-ebt card(s)
-free breakfast/lunch program
-welfare
-charity health care
-unemployment benefits

Is it ok to ask?


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Posted on March 14 at 7:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Global Warming is now called Climate Change because the last two decades haven't cooperated with the new home of the Communist Party. This canard is the biggest hoax ever committed on America and its sole purpose is to increase government's role on the day-to-day freedoms of the American people. Mr. deBlois, the growth of a civilized, free, capitalist society is the best thing for the environment.


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Posted on March 12 at 6:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It is a rare day in which freedoms are expanded in this country. Nice job Saratoga Co Supervisors.


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Posted on March 2 at 6:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Mr. Keller. You're a statist. You don't believe in the free market economy. You believe in big government masterminds who place their black boot of tyranny on the throat of our capitalist system. Liberty and opportunity serve no purpose in your Utopian society - facts be damned.


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