Comments by myshortpencil
Posted on December 22 at 12:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)
There were 20 children and 8 adults, not 6.
Posted on December 18 at 7:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Frank Lowe: Thanks for that.
My recommendation is a 10% federal tax on weapons, accessories and ammunition to be distributed solely to PK-12 schools for the exclusive purpose of paying for security.
Posted on December 17 at 8:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)
In 2009, alcohol killed 114 people on Connecticut highways. See http://www.alcoholalert.com/drunk-drivin...
Posted on December 17 at 8:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Where's the editorial demanding the prohibition of alcohol, which kills far more people every year than guns do.
Posted on December 16 at 12:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I can't believe the Gazette is turning in freshman-level editorials. You guys are college grads, right? You owe us the duty to present a fair economic comparison of energy alternatives. Picking and choosing only the facts that support your conclusion is disingenuous and unworthy of graduate level writing and analysis. I don't know what's happened in the editorial department, but it has surely gone downhill.
Posted on December 15 at 11:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Folks, there is no injustice being done to Schenectady. You have to look at state aid plus federal aid. Compared to other school districts in the area, Schenectady has more total than all except perhaps Albany. You can't look at a half-truth and get the whole story. While I'm no fan of Farley, he is not wrong.
Posted on December 14 at 11:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)
TOID: You can read Spring's lame argument for more money in the Dec. 12 TU. Spring has done the same thing that all superintendents do. They find a point of unfairness and cry and protest and pump up public angst. All while concealing all the facts that completely undermine their position. They don't want the public to know the whole truth. They want to manipulate the public and create false impressions so they can have more money -- a large percentage of which is used to raise salaries faster than inflation. Kathleen was right to exclude an explanation from the article.
Posted on December 11 at 10:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I'd like to know how far you're willing to go, Sarah Kraemer. Does tobacco smoking get an R rating while pot smoking gets PG? What about drinking alcohol? Shouldn't that be R rated, along with bullying and showing fat people? Obesity now prematurely kills more USA citizens than smoking.
Posted on December 9 at 12:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)
L.D., you're wrong. It's not either-or but both. Public education must provide a broad education encompassing the arts, humanities, history, philosophy, and the basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics. It must also serve the needs of local businesses so students can earn a living from their education. Public schools need to be able to turn on a dime as the dynamics of the local economies change. This is why every public school needs to be different. Making them all the same is a recipe for stagnation and disaster. The more diverse the public school system, the stronger the nation. Forming partnerships with local businesses is not only prudent, it's essential.
Posted on December 6 at 8:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I find very little compassion in releasing terminally ill prisoners without the means to pay for the medical care, food and housing they need. That sounds more like cruel and unusual punishment than compassion. I'm in favor of their release but only if they are provided with the same level of support that the prison system is required to provide them while in custody. In other words, they must be given the funds to purchase all their medical care, to rent a tiny apartment and to pay for their food and transportation. If the former inmate has the means to pay for some of all of these, then, of course, s/he must use the funds first until they are exhausted.