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Posted on August 15 at 10:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)

So, mwbaird, do you consider the panhandlers of most other capital district cities a better thing than street entertainers?

From: Street performers add to charm of Saratoga

Posted on July 20 at 12:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Caps key STUCK there, daily?

From: Spring resubmits state aid complaint

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!

From: Backpack causes evacuations at Mohawk Commons

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"!

From: Rotterdam net-zero complex may be first of kind in area

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!)

From: Obama mishandled lead-in to Iraq crisis

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.

From: Editorial: Curb game of drones

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.

From: Editorial: Let kids play hoops

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.

From: Editorial: Make E-ZPass easier to obtain

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.

From: City and state will pay high price for casino

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.

From: Court steps into a religious quagmire

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