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Posted on November 30 at 4:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)

glad we finally figured out who the true racists were

From: Ferguson police officer resigns

Posted on November 18 at 7:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I would be interested in is how it impacts the illegal sales of marijuana. Does it eliminate it? Does it result a price war between legal and illegal vendors? Are their marketing issues re: quality comparisons between both markets?

From: Little change in legal-pot Denver

Posted on November 14 at 7:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)

So, every time there is an act of terrorism then the Muslims, (as if there is one entity that speaks for all Muslims) should hold a press conference denouncing the act?

Muslim leaders speak out about these acts all the time and point out that it is a distortion of what true Islamic principles are supposed to be about.

Even if they were to adopt such an unrealistic practice, I doubt it would impact the writer's conservative, non politically correct point of view.

From: Niskayuna’s principal has right to second job

Posted on November 13 at 6:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Generally the police release the information. The fact that they did not in this situation COULD lead one to believe that there is something about this case that made them reluctant to do so. Such a decision based on that rationale would be rare but not unprecedented.

Or, you could jump to conclusions and start making accusations based on the questionable assertion that it would endanger their chances at getting the Casino nod. Interesting conspiracy theory, let's see what happens in the end. And, IF you are wrong, I would like to read about what facts you based your theory on.

From: Schenectady police elect not to publicize bakery robbery

Posted on November 13 at 6:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If you are referring to the traffic stop in Indiana - you may want to re-watch it because you omitted some pretty important details.

From: Lawsuit coming in Halfmoon cop video

Posted on November 12 at 6:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The vast majority of people are not referring to them as heroes. I don't even think the two individuals are calling themselves heroes. They simply recorded the incident because they didn't like the way they were being treated by the officer.

I don't see how that is the take away from this.

From: Saratoga sheriff's deputy resigns after misconduct charges

Posted on November 12 at 6:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Two completely different issues. The former is a clear violation of well established laws and constitutional rights. These types of searches are never legal. Asset forfeiture is a program that allows the government to seize and use proceeds gained from illegal activity. It is also a well established, but legal process, that has seen abused in some incidents.

From: Editorial: Swift action reassuring to public

Posted on November 6 at 4:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Just incredibly stupid. Should be made an example of - could have disrupted everyone in that neighborhood's mail service.

From: Teens charged in Schenectady postal attacks

Posted on October 26 at 4:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I should have said - managing "some types" of companies, because I suspect leadership positions in some companies may not require a 4 year degree.

From: Editorial: Expanding high school graduation is the right path

Posted on October 26 at 4:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Seems like a good idea but would really need more information to form an opinion on this change. I'm fairly certain it entails more than the flexibility to re: one social studies requirement. And, there is a fairly significant difference between IT skills and changing the oil in a car. I suspect that kids more likely to go to college would also be more likely to choose the former, while others would take the latter path.

I guess my concern would be that would we make it easier for kids who have the ability to attend college to choose the vocational path because it is quicker and most certainly cheaper. And, on a side note, I think it's the kids who obtain college degrees who will wind up holding elective offices, managing companies, - simply put - running our society. There are indirect consequences re: educational choices.

And, it's not just HS curriculum that determines why some kids do not graduate. There are demographic trends to those patterns, so, something is else is going on. And, I think some of that something else has to do with - being prepared to start school (Pre-K and K), attitudes towards education, and support systems outside of school for learning.

Bottom line - it would seem a good idea to make a HS education (and college) more relevant re: preparation for the working world. Just curious as to how this idea gets implemented.

At the same time, need to adjust the system so kids who choose to go to college can finish in three years and lower the costs so they don't spend three decades paying off student loans.

From: Editorial: Expanding high school graduation is the right path

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