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Posted on February 24 at 5:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Global Warming (aka Climate Change) is the biggest hoax perpetrated against the American people - ever. (and there's lots of competiton: social security, "affordable" health care...)

From: Clean up problems in gov't, welfare, crime

Posted on February 24 at 5:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The best evaluation comes from those paying the freight: the parents. I have an idea. Introduce some competition into the system and let the parents decide who's best. Competition works with auto repair shops, retail sales, CPA firms, etc. "The government solution to a problem is usually worse than the problem." - Milton Friedman

From: Cuomo urges probe of teacher evaluations

Posted on February 22 at 8:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Does this editorial writer support the construction of the Keystone Pipeline? I don't see any mention of this alternative to rail car transport. As for the term "ticking-time bombs," the editorial writer sits about 6 feet away from one every day in a car. There are many time bombs in the house too. I have 250-gallons of oil in my basement, waiting to explode. I have natural gas lines flowing into and throughout my house, each able to turn into a blow torch or a lethal source of deadly gases - with the tiniest leak. Accidents happen.

From: Speed up regulations on crude oil transports

Posted on February 17 at 5:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

John. Have you read the 332-page document being voted on by the FCC Feb. 26? No. You haven't. That's because no one has because the FCC won't allow the public to read this proposed government takeover of the Internet until AFTER they vote on it! Sound familiar (we have to pass the regulation in order to know what's in it)? Don't take my word for it. FCC commissioner Ajit Pai (one of only 3 members) is banging the alarm bells about it. According to Commissioner Pai, this proposal regulates rates, reduces competition, consumer choice, and market innovation. Put in its simplest terms, Obama is going to regulate the Internet. And nothing about it will be NEUTRAL!

From: Turning points coming soon for cable, the Internet and us

Posted on February 8 at 6:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I am a teacher. In my opinion, the pedagogy associated with Common Core is good. The top-down approach is not. Most lessons are apolitical (full disclosure - I consider myself a conservative republican). The nationalization of education is not mentioned in the Constitution. The 50-states were intended as incubators for those details, like education. Common Core represses competition amongst the states and institutionalizes it instead. The strength of America does not come from a top-down bureaucracy, issuing demands of the states. Here's the 10th amendment: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States, respectively, or to the people." The Federal Government has become ubiquitous. Therein lies my problem with Common Core.

From: Common Core has appeal to some locally

Posted on February 4 at 6:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Great letter to the editor Don Steciak.

From: SAFE Act isn't really keeping us all safer

Posted on February 2 at 7:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

NYS spends millions each year advertising "NYS is open for business." We give away even more $ in PILOTs and other tax related incentives for businesses. But the recent news involving corruption completely ruins any impression that NYS is business friendly. Instead, it suggests that if you pay to play, you can come to NYS. Classic crony capitalism. It's sort of akin to what's going on nationally. This isn't a free market economy. It encourages flight from NYS, from both citizen and businessman.

From: Silver just latest in long line of corrupt New York politicians

Posted on January 20 at 6:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Hmmm...a female clerk at Country Wine and Spirits on Mariaville Rd was robbed by a white male at gunpoint Friday night, dressed in black.

From: Armed robber hits Rotterdam store, police say

Posted on January 17 at 7:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Am I the only one who finds it completely inappropriate to use these young children to advance a political agenda? Were the kids allowed to opt out? If not, these kids are being forced to support their own economic suicide. What is going on in this country? The U.S. is committed to spending over $100 trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities (medicare, medicaid, social security, debt, etc.). There isn't enough money on the planet to satisfy this unbelievable mountain of debt. These kids are doomed. My kids are doomed. My father was from the "Greatest Generation." Mine should be renamed the "Worst Generation." Our actions are nothing more than Economic Child Abuse.

From: Young lobbyists work to get funding for Schenectady schools

Posted on January 14 at 5:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Trail cameras (used to take video of deer, turkey, etc.) cost about $50-100. They work in the dark too. It might help identify the culprits.

From: Stockade neighborhood homes tagged

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