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Posted on November 22 at 7:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)

A most recent letter is the constant charge that Pres. Obama is weak in foreign policy. Let’s check the record:
War in Iraq ended
War in Afghanistan nearly ended.
Osama Bin Laden killed in his bedroom, no less.
Hundreds or more Taliban and El Qaida killed by drones and other means.
Gaddafi removed with no troops on the ground as Republican hawks demanded
Syria destroying its chemical weapons without troops on the ground as hawks also demanded.
Iran about to agree to nuclear deal avoiding military action same war mongers wanted.
Most important, a firm policy to avoid sending American service people into every possible trouble spot.
Smooth relations with all parts of the world. Recent ruffles about spying not started by this administration.
New focus on China vicinity as a place for strong military presence.
All this is failure?

From: Boycott is only way to get stores closed

Posted on November 21 at 11:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Great letter,Vince

From: Solutions to public education woes start at home, not school

Posted on November 7 at 3:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Gina 99 needs to check on the abysmal performance of the 2 high school charters in Albany which gets minimal coverage and the closing of 2 elementarys there- kept quiet. Do a search in the TU for info.
Kids can equally misbehave in a charter. What public schools need is the ability to send bad kids to fore26's suggestion without some agency criticizing the school for its policies. Charters would kick the bad ones out.

From: Young Schenectady girl tells of grabbing at school

Posted on November 6 at 7:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The facts in the editorial are correct as is the opinions presented, but singling out the Democrats is not objective. You should now assign a reporter to find the identity of the "Common Sense Party" which sent a mailer two days after the above discussed flyer accusing county Democrats of all sort of corruption and sponsoring a TV ad claiming 47% of the county budget is welfare going down a drain which ran 6 times during the 6 o'clock news the night before the election.
Is Common Sense Party a fake name for the campaign of the 3 Republicans running for the county legislature from Niskayuna/Glenville, or the county committee, or some outside group such as the state Republican Party or who knows the TEA Party?
This would also be useful for the voters to know.

From: Candidates must do more to control their parties' negative campaigning

Posted on October 30 at 5:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

How can OCR know the facts are true and the circumstances identical?

From: Feds: Blacks, Hispanics treated differently

Posted on June 3 at 7:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Many news stories are reporting that the employees pay no sales or property taxes. You need to clarify that point. Many SUNY campuses are in small rural isolated areas. Cobleskill is a good example. Suppose the plan brought 50 new children to town in the school district. Parents would pay no part of the costs, not to mention all the other services the new people require. Will the rest of the community support that concept?

From: Tax-free zones just the ticket for upstate

Posted on May 16 at 9:36 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It is disgraceful that local Republicans office holders are flocking to gun rallies that want to keep us subject to high capacity magazines and assault rifles. Not to mention background check issue. We won't forget the next election, guys.

From: More than 200 rally in Glenville against NY SAFE Act

Posted on May 8 at 1:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

So you think the political party that has spent all of its energy the last few years helping the 1% increase their wealth and power over every one else, blocking regulations on all aspects of the economy, limiting and blocking union and worker rights, blocking raising wages, blocking universal health insurance,suddenly wants to pass a law to help workers have a better family life? Who could possibly be so gullible?

From: Comp time for private-sector workers, too

Posted on May 6 at 8:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

We all were taught by 7th grade that "You can not yell fire in a crowded theater." The point if that all rights have limits for the protection of everyone else. None of us should have to live in a society with assault guns and high capacity magazines. That has nothing at all to do with all your points.

From: New gun regulations the beginning of the end of our freedom

Posted on April 9 at 10:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

No mention of total disregard of Irish prisoners starving to death as part of her total disregard for Irish issues. Shades of the attitude in 1847. Let the Irish starve, better with fewer of them.

From: Skidmore prof: Thatcher best PM since Churchill

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