Comments by tonijean613
Posted on November 30 at 11:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Mr. Wallace- I don't think its fair to say the Obamacare creators believed it would be at no additional cost to cover the uninsured. I have been hearing from day one- that the rich/luxury/young and healthy plans may pay will pay a bit more. You are not taking into consideration the "cost' to taxpayers aready by the uninsured who use the ER room because of no access to a primary care. Have you ever seen an ER bill or even an Urgent Care bill? If not, it is shocking and immoral. You are probably right in that most doctors may now refuse to accept the "lower paying patients"- which only proves that these "Doctors" are in it for the "profit" not healing. So obviously a FIX to Obamacare would be to mandate that doctors get paid and charge the same for all patients- medicare, Medicaid, private. Keep an eye on VERMONT- they are launching the FIRST SINGLE PAYER SYSTEM in the entire country- Everyone In, No one Out- So the failure of Obamacare is actually an open door invitation to SINGLE PAYER for any State who wants to put health before profit.
Posted on November 30 at 10:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The Economic and Social divide cannot be more apparent than in Schenectady County-
Nisky and Schdy High. The County should encourage a student exchange/lottery to promote diversity and study the effects on learning. Or what about exchanging the teachers to see what effect that may have on learning. What makes one district better than the other? Is it the really the quality of the teachers or the wealth of the population? Does Nisky really have better teachers than Schdy? If so why?
Posted on November 23 at 7:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)
FINALLY ! TOTALLY AGREE !
Posted on November 23 at 7:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Phils2008 - GOP and so called Religious Freedom" pushers have been working TIRELESSLY to ban access to birth control now being covered in the ACA/ObamaCare - they are claiming that denying OTHER women access is their religious freedom - go figure that one out- And perhaps it is not clear to you that "unwanted" does not always mean "Preventable" - how does a child prevent a rape?
Posted on November 23 at 7:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)
OMG- what did this person do that was illegal? Since when can't you lock yourself in your own home? The way police respond these days is abuse of power and traumatizing
Why the SWAT Team? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? IF this person has a mental illness issue- its even more disgusting and evidence we have turned to a police state. Please give more details as to WHY do they want to Help this person? At the barrel of a gun and frightening military riot gear?
Posted on November 20 at 8:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)
This is what kids growing up in poverty, neglect, maybe abused- results in- kids expressing their stressful home life in school is my opinion.
We need to nurture these kids as best as possible. Violent TV has only made our children worse off- across all communities-Kids "learn" and do what they see.
so so sad-
Posted on November 19 at 10:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Phils2008, Who is going to take care of all these "unwanted pregnancies" whether born healthy or born severely deformed or brain dead, to only "live" in a permanent vegetative state? I don't see the good in forcing a fetus to be born into a life of pure hell and torture. As far as I know, there is no such waiting list of "pro-lifers" anxious to adopt such sick newborns. Pro-lifers are not even lined up to adopt the healthy "LIVING' kids currently lingering in State Institutions, and group homes. In NYS alone there are thousands of kids waiting for adoption. IMO GOP/"pro-lifers" are the hypocrites -bec they push to stop abortions and ban common sense birth control but when such babies are actually born severely disabled (mentally or physically) or into poverty, the GOP push to cut food and social programs to help them live. How cruel. And probably most "pro-lifers" have never personally been faced with the MANY serious medical conditions that can arise in pregnancy-so there is a level of ignorance to contend with on top of the hypocracy. GOP/Pro-lifers need to stay out of personal medical decisions and reproductive lives and the new Affordable Care Act MUST force insurance companies to include access to birth control pills and abortion and it's imperative that our Govt expand social security programs- not cut them.
Posted on November 14 at 8:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Why are Absentee Ballots counted behind closed doors and in secret instead of in public view on election night? Why aren't they feeded into the "secret vote counting machines" with the rest of ballots on election day? Voters need to start demanding
transparency with the VOTE COUNT- How do we trust that the "insiders" didn't add in a few extra "absentee ballots" or manipulate the ballots behind closed doors?
The system cannot be trusted as is. The old lever machines were actually more trustworthy because you would be able to see any "tampering"- We the public cannot See how the "programmer" has programmed the machines to count the votes- so you can vote for X but the Computer can say- a vote for X really equals adding or subtracting a Vote for Y. If they can COUNT Absentee Ballots behind closed doors after election day- Then we can HAND COUNT ALL BALLOTS ON ELECTION NIGHT in Public View and POST results at the Precinct Door. Google BlackBoxVoting, ElectinDefencealliance.org, PeopleCount.org, Center For Hand Counted Ballots-
They Hand Count (thus Verify) Ballots in may towns on election night with a fresh team of counters in a few hours.
Posted on November 14 at 6:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Dear Sandra Govenor-, The suicide rate in the military is staggering!! A shameful stain on our country. But the solution is not to "Thank" veterans but to Apologize and feel sorry that they chose to go at all. I personally cringe at the thought of our country dropping bombs and utterly destroying another countries entire infrustructure physically and emotionally traumatizing the entire population and with the killing of innocent civilians women and children- which our country refuses to recognize. Of course the veterans returning from such a horrific ordeal will be equally effected and emotionally traumatized- They were "sold and marketed" into service that they would be liberating and doing good- There is nothing good that ever comes from war. And I feel bad for those too poor and not other job options than to enter the military- Rich , educated and upper middle class never go or would encourage their children to go.
Imagine if those truly concerned for the Veterans well being instead worked to END senseless war and worked to convert our so called "defense budget" to more productive and humane industries. Amzing how there is always money for war but not for education, or local jobs, or social mental health and overall wellness programs.
Another sad part is the LOSS of our Freedoms since 9/11- the total opposite of what we are sold is the point of war. No Thank You ! I want my freedoms back and soldiers whole!
Posted on November 6 at 8:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Gina99- so "GOP pensioners" are better? hmmm- doesn't change the taxes unless you eliminate this level of govt and cap ALL salaries. PS check out Times Union today and lead story of SUNY President David R. Smith getting paid on the side $349,295 kickbacks- IN ADDITION to his taxpayer funded salary of $625,000.. meanwhile this money should be funneling down to schools and kids which it is not- so they increase property taxes to line pockets of already grossly overpaid Administrators. Its not the teachers!!