Comments by robbump
Posted on July 20 at 12:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Caps key STUCK there, daily?
Posted on July 20 at 12:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
I have forgotten all kinds of things during my travels. When one sees the treatment given to Joshua D. Usher as he claimed his bag, they why would anyone in their right mind return to claim an item?
Never thought I'd see the day that forgetting something could send me to jail. Get a grip, people!
Posted on July 20 at 12:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)
And it's on a bus route (#351) that runs every 45 minutes going to downtown!
Carm says, "Ride the Bus"!
Posted on July 19 at 11:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Darlene McGraw ("Educate cyclists and drivers on safety") is absolutely correct ((about education the public about the appicability of traffic law to pedestrians and bicyclists, who ARE part of traffic. (Note that it's TRAFFIC law and not "motoring law".)
However I disagree with a requirement to helmet all cyclists. I concern myself more with what we put IN cyclists heads than what we put ON them. Let's do more to PREVENT those collisions instead!
(mandatory helmet laws might save more lives if required for ALL sports, walking, and climbing a ladder to change the light bulbs in your home's lighting fixtures. Do we REALLY want to be that "safe"? ... Save me from those trying to "save" me!)
Posted on July 19 at 11:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Learn something about physics before using it as an example. The penny, dropped (and not accelerated) does not hurt.
Posted on July 19 at 11:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Hey smallvoice: what happens when those cars barrel around the corner and one of your elderly neighbors is backing out of the driveway? Or a kid is walking to the bus stop or to the lady across the street who babysits them parttime?
Seems the problem in your neighborhood is one of drivers, not kids.
Posted on July 19 at 11:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Why waste money on an unneeded advertising campaign when it could better be used for roadways?
There is no better advertisement about EZPass than the long lines of cars at the exits, all waiting to pay cash. If waiting in long lines hasn't convinced them, why would a radio spot do any better.
Maybe the Gazette is just promoting that the Thruway spend some adverting $$ with the Gazette!
I love EZPass, got it the first month it came out ... but I know plenty of people who don't think they use the Thruway enough to justify it, and many more who feel it's a way for the government to track their movements .... and I can't say that I disagree with them.
Posted on July 16 at 3:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I just looked at crime statistics for another "one-casino town": Uncasville CT
It looks like for all the fears of a casino in this town that Uncasville is a LOT safer than Schenectady .... maybe adding a casino might make us safer.
On prostitution ... we talk about being competitive. What could be more competitive than making NYS the only OTHER state than NV to have legalized prostitution? With the controls over the workers' health and all, the chances of crime and the deseases of doing business with the streetwalkers should be reduced while with more visitors attracted by legalized prostitution combined with the sales tax revenue could help to clean up our town.
Posted on July 8 at 4 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Does Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., both ARTIFICIAL PERSONS CREATED BY LAW, really have any opinion on this? When was the last time Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood went to church? Are either of them married? Do they have kids? Where did they go to school?
Well none of the above, obviously, since they both are ARTIFICIAL. Yes, the primary stockholders, REAL persons, might be able to answer each of my questions .... but the company itself cannot.
When those INDIVIDUALS who used the advantages of incorporation to shield them from financial disaster, did (or should) all those rights we have as individuals be granted to the artificial monsters the law allowed those individuals to create?
I would argue that the signers of the constitution never intended the rights be granted to other than living, eating, breathing, breeding, bleeding and dying REAL persons.
Posted on July 8 at 3:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Andrea Manion tells us: "We in Ballston Spa value our community. Big-box development does not belong here."
I wonder how many times Ms. Manion and those of her ilk go to the big box stores in neighboring communities? Maybe she feels they belong in MY community or YOUR community, just not in hers? Does she feel we value our community any less? Where does she and her compadres make their purchases, and how much pollution and traffic problems does she create in OUR communities while they visit here?
If the stores are a financial success, they'll prove her wrong. If they are a failure, the Ms. Manion can work to create a pollution-free, fair-trade granola factory to replace it.