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Posted on June 29 at 5:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I've been to Istanbul twice in the last six months. The Turkish people are wonderfully courteous and helpful, and very secular as well. They do not deserve this.

From: Dozens left dead as attackers hit Istanbul airport

Posted on June 13 at 7:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The USA is essentially a country of immigrants from elsewhere who were thrilled to be here (I know my grandparents were) and who strove to be(come) good Americans. So, I usually don't feel inclined to say anything like this, but if this man wants to run for the presidency of Afghanistan, let him return there.

From: Orlando shooting suspect's father hosted a political TV show and even tried to run for the Afghan presidency

Posted on June 7 at 3:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I visited Istanbul in April, and stayed in the Beyazit (historic) district. I found the Turkish people friendly, welcoming, and helpful. What a shame. I hope the culprits are caught and punished.

From: Bomb in Istanbul kills 11 near tourist district

Posted on June 7 at 3:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Good one, electape! The article said the incidents seem to be occurring in the early morning hours, but maybe early enough that the bars were still open; hence the mayor's patrols had not yet begun.

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Posted on June 6 at 4:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Someone needs to be held responsible for these egregious lapses.

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Posted on March 7 at 9:45 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Incorrect, pnotto. Abstinence does not work "every time it is used and/or tried". Perhaps Mrs. Reagan erroneously thought this to be true, but she could have/should have consulted some of the experts on the subject that were available to disabuse her of that notion.

From: Former first lady Nancy Reagan has died

Posted on March 6 at 3:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"Just Say No". Really? That simplistic platitude is as worthless now as it was then. What a sad woman: so completely out of touch with the reality of most ordinary people's lives. Wonder if she'll be given the state funeral she so audaciously requested? If so, I think I'll request one, as well. After all, as a Vietnam veteran, I think I (and ALL vets) did more for this country than she ever did.

From: Former first lady Nancy Reagan has died

Posted on February 29 at 3:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

There's just one thing about this incident I do not understand. There were allegedly 12 (TWELVE) security cameras on the bus, plus 4 (FOUR) videos taken by others. And they DON'T collectively reveal what really happened? Are you kidding me? That many cameras don't lie. These young ladies were either assaulted, or not. They were either victims or perpetrators, or not. Come on, people. Stop with the legal manipulations. Assemble a jury, have them look at the videos, and let them decide. The essence of this case should/must be a whole lot simpler and self-evident than what is being reported.

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Posted on February 14 at 3:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"the temperature will moderate today and reach the low 20's..."
REALLY? I'm still waiting. it's 3:30 PM and only 5 above!!

From: Winter blast drops temp to record 13 below in area

Posted on January 29 at 3:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I agree with geneshan2's comment. In my view, education is critically important, but where does one draw the proverbial "line"? At a million a year? Two million? Don't forget that many (perhaps most) of these individuals will someday draw very handsome pensions based on their high salary levels.

From: The highest-paid NY state employees of 2015

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