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Posted on July 20 at 9:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Yes. That's what we need. More government.

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Posted on July 11 at 6:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Who is the intended audience for this piece? The majority of us peace loving Americans? Or maybe "Never waste a crisis/Saul Alisky acolyte/Arsonist-In-Chief" Obama? He gave an awful, race-baiting, hate-the-police speech just prior to the Dallas sniper killings. And then hastily threw together a 1am press conference in Poland after he realized his speech was gasoline to an already incendiary mood by some, in our country. Maybe NRA President Wayne LaPierre was right when he opined, "Obama seems willing to tolerate a certain level of violence to further his political objective."

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Posted on July 10 at 6:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I was at the County Legislature public hearing. And I do not smoke nor do I want more people to take up this awful habit. At the hearing, 20 people spoke. Fourteen for raising the age, 6-against. The 14 who spoke in favor were all paid spokesmen from various organizations (American Lung, Cancer, Heart Assoc.'s, etc.). What would you expect them to say? 90% of smokers start smoking in their early teens, when it's ALREADY ILLEGAL to smoke! So how is raising the age to 21 going to make a difference? Let me get this straight - At 18, you are old enough to serve in the military, die for your country, drive a car, get married, own a home, sign a lease, obtain credit cards, hunt big game with a firearm, serve on a jury, legally sign a contract, and vote for the president. But not smoke legally? This proposed legislation isn't about smoking. It's about limiting the freedoms of the people of Schenectady County. I urge the County Legislature to vote against limiting the freedoms of the people to choose.

From: Raising smoking age to 21 will save young lives

Posted on July 3 at 5:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The solution will be to spend MORE money to make it work. The problem isn't a growing, heavy-handed State program. No. Leftists like Cuomo will offer things like, "They didn't do it the way I wanted it done." Or, "We need more money to see the fruits of my brilliance." Santayana - Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

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Posted on July 2 at 1:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Agreed Sue Penny. I guess the argument goes that kids start smoking at an early age so we should support the increase in the legal age. But who starts smoking at 18, 19, 20? Research shows that most smokers take up the habit at 14, 15, 16, or 17 - where it is already illegal to purchase! This proposed law (which will surely pass because who could "vote against the safety of the children!"), will make cigarette smoking the forbidden fruit to adolescents. And any psychologist knows that "the baby wants want the baby can't have." I think adolescent smoking will INCREASE as a result of this proposed law. At 18, you are old enough to serve in the military, die for your country, drive a car, get married, own a home, sign a lease, obtain credit cards, hunt big game with a firearm, serve on a jury, legally sign a contract, and vote for the president. Why not also be able to continue smoking legally? This isn't about smoking. It's about limited the freedoms of the people of Schenectady County. Period.

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Posted on June 30 at 6:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What is this? CDTA is in charge of "taxi regulations?" Wouldn't it be great if NYS allowed the free market system to operate in our state by allowing UBER! I use UBER whenever I travel. It's convenient & inexpensive. I've never waited more than 10-minutes for a ride. Usually, it's 4-5 minutes and I can watch my UBER car on my smart phone as it weaves its way towards me. I know the driver's name, license plate #, type and color of car, etc. It's a great idea and long past time for NYS.

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Posted on June 6 at 5:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)

We live in a post-Constitutional era. Surveillance cameras, and the State's reluctance to be transparent, is another indicator that we are losing our freedoms at an unacceptable rate.

From: Government needs a plan for cameras

Posted on February 29 at 5:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Let's try changing the start of this piece a bit:
"Americans love free speech. And Americans hate anyone who dares to criticize their infatuation." How does that sound? The right to keep and bear arms is in our Constitution. #2 in the Bill of Rights; a list of "DO NOTS" directed at the government protecting the citizen. No mention of "fast and furious?" How about the murder rate in cities which have the strictest gun control laws? Chicago, NYC, DC? I wonder if Mr. Overton has read John Lott's book entitled, "More Guns, Less Crime."

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Posted on February 27 at 6:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The Pope's job is not to enter the American political scene with his personal opinions about our next leader, whomever it may be. This Pope is a Socialist. He's a fine man, but his overt support of big government policies at a time when we Americans are choking on government mandates and strictures is tone-deaf, to say the least. As for Scalia's replacement - let's let the people decide in November. The Constitution says nothing about forcing the Senate to confirm. The justices will do fine with only 8. There was a time when the Supreme Court only had 6-justices. Let's follow the "Biden-rule" and wait for the next elected President to nominate. What goes around, comes around.

From: Pope only doing his job by speaking out

Posted on February 16 at 5:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

full testimony here:

Clinton told those families, over their flag draped coffins, "We're going to get that person responsible for that video."

She backed away from that during her testimony and publicly calls those Gold Star families liars.

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