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Posted on September 7 at 9:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Really? Come on Gazette. With all the problems in our country - you're worried about paper consumption? It's a renewable resource. Paper and lumber companies plant seven trees for each one they harvest. It's a wonderful model for a capitalist system. The companies that benefit financially from cutting down trees, want to ensure future raw materials by replacing what they remove. Frankly, I'm in favor of MORE tree cutting. Take a look at the National Forests in the mid-west. They're strewn with fuel for forest fires. Loggers have begged for the rights to remove this hazard from national lands, only to be rebuffed by government, enviro-statists and "those who care about the environment." Ironically, the policies that the government sets, of restricted harvesting of lumber from our national parks, ensures the destruction of our beautiful forests in the future. Have you ever driven through Zion National Park? It's unbelievably crowded with trees on the forest floor waiting to burn, spewing smoke into our air and burning everything in its path. Think.

From: Schools must do more to reduce paper trails

Posted on September 6 at 6:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Headline highlights "Mohawk CEO." A quick check of the photo leads you to believe Paul Tonko is the CEO. Nice (for Tonko).

From: Mohawk Fabric CEO shows its successes despite red tape

Posted on September 4 at 6:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This is the inexorable growth of the state. It's like a wet, wool blanket that eventually smothers you.

From Alexis de Tocqueville:

"Thus, the ruling power, having taken each citizen one by one into its powerful grasp and having molded him to its own liking, spreads its arms over the whole of society, covering the surface of social life with a network of petty, complicated, detailed, and uniform rules through which even the most original minds and the most energetic of spirits cannot reach the light in order to rise above the crowd. It does not break men’s wills but it does soften, bend, and control them; rarely does it force men to act but it constantly opposes what actions they perform; it does not destroy the start of anything but it stands in its way; it does not tyrannize but it inhibits, represses, drains, snuffs out, dulls so much effort that finally it reduces each nation to nothing more than a flock of timid and hardworking animals with the government as shepherd."

From: Sacandaga resort owner says state halted traditional bonfire

Posted on August 31 at 12:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I went over the bridge yesterday. It is disheartening. What a wonderful view we used to have. It's truly sad and ugly.

From: Editorial: Who killed the view from Western Gateway Bridge?

Posted on August 30 at 10:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I don't have a "dog in this race," as I live in Sch'dy County, but did anyone hear Zurlo on Dicker the other day? OMG. He refuses to debate. The last 4-minutes of that interview were cringe-worthy:

From: Gildersleeve’s inexperience and lack of leadership don’t belong in Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office

Posted on August 28 at 8:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What is it, that's growing inside a woman? It's not a rabbit, or a chipmunk, or a mouse. It's a human being.

The larger issue is one of Federalism and the fact that nowhere in the Constitution is the issue of abortion addressed. Therefore, as stated in the 10th amendment, the states get to decide. Roe v. Wade was bad law because it is not based on the Constitution.

From: Not too late to save our planet from ravages wrought by developers

Posted on August 24 at 7:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It occurs to me, each time I see one of these videos, police do their best in dangerous situations, to "serve and protect." The Schenectady Police Dept has had a black eye for years, oftentimes self-inflicted. But every time I see one of these videos, I am reminded that they have to deal with the city's worst elements on a daily basis. IMHO, job well done.

From: Police release recording of deadly Schenectady standoff

Posted on August 23 at 9:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

French economist Frederic Bastiat talked about the "seen and the unseen." This applies to the $15 million dollars being spent on the Erie Blvd renovation/restructuring project. It's the brainchild of masterminds, lead by Ray Gillen, to revitalize downtown Schenectady. It will look pretty and nice. It will also drain millions from the private sector. We will be able to see the pretty, empty sidewalks. What we won't be able to see is the private sector output that would have resulted from that money being spent by businesses, making real-world decisions in a free market. But we'll see the ribbon cutting ceremony, with all the politicians taking credit for "helping" Schenectady. What a farce.

From: ‘Free’ lunch to be offered in Sch’dy schools far from free

Posted on August 21 at 7:25 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Paul Tonko does not represent anything I believe in. He believes in big government solutions. He holds disdain for the entrepreneur. He is against the Keystone Pipeline. He voted for Obamacare, even though he didn't read the 2700 page bill (no one did). He voted for Cap and Trade which would raise homeowner energy costs by an average of $75/month (source: Heritage). Paul Tonko is a nice "yes man" for those who are destroying this nation.

From: Tonko walks Pathway to Wellness

Posted on August 21 at 7:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Mr. McMillen. Prepare for the onslaught of "statists" that are appalled at your concepts of individual liberty and decision making. To them, the government is ALWAYS the solution. Tick tock.

From: Pool safety should be responsibility of parents, not gov’t

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