Comments by tonijean613
Posted on March 4 at 10:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Your criticism of Mr Spring makes no sense. If the district is underfunded,
where is Mr Spring going to get the money to raise the wages of the para-professionals who no one is disputing deserves to be paid much better?
Do you know where money is that the rest of us don't? Last I knew, the taxpayers of Schenectady are very poor compared to districts like Loudonville and Niskayuna, Guilderland and Clifton Park.
Posted on March 4 at 10:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The root of problems at Ellis begin with greed and the For Profit model that does not belong in healthcare. When there is plenty of money and fundraising going to building unnecessary and over priced parking garages, and when the Administrators are GIVEN over $300,000- $600,000 salary which is undeserved, money is taken away from hiring high quality nurses with higher education and higher skill sets- REQUIRED to be able to recognize and react properly to a patients changing medical condition. How can you trust your families care to Ellis Hospital? If you have ever been to a hospital in a major City like Boston or Minneapolis, you immediately see and feel what quality care is. The nurses are of a higher education and skill set, and the Doctors pay more direct attention to patients. I also had a bad experience at the new Ellis Urgent Care in Clifton Park- the place was empty when I arrived for a Colitis flare up- I only needed to be re-hydrated with IV and given a medication. Yet I was there for over 8 hours- the bill I received was out of line $8000.00 - no different than an ER charge- which is what going to Urgent Care is supposed to prevent- and reduce cost of care. So, my second flare up, I went to a walkin urgent care clinic in Loudonville on Rt 9 - 30 minutes total- and cost $100.00- no IV but the $2.00 RX I needed.
The issue is the For Profit environment, and the CEOS are raking in the dough- instead of providing quality care the community deserves.
Posted on February 19 at 6:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Mr Horrocks gave his examples of Christian hypocrisy- for me I see the hypocrisy via our foreign policy against middle easterners - they are labeled terrorists, not freedom fighters as we choose to call our Christian military.
I have opened my eyes to the hypocracy of war by our American military that is a Christian military. Thou shalt not kill? If Christians in this country really believed this mantra of Jesus - there could be no American military superpower.
Not enough would sign up.
We justify killing them over there,.. BEFORE, they kill us over here- despite starting the wars based on lies. It is not even believable that the poorest of farmers (tribesman) who cant even read and live in deserts and mountains without electricity could possibly ever gain access to modern transport or military weapons and jets to make their way to America -its ludicrous. most Afghans and Pakistani and Iraqis had never even heard of America before we started bombing them to crumbs- creating only chaos, and despair destroying what simple lives they had. Pre-emptive killing and drones only inciting hatred and grief on a population that has no understanding of why they are the target of Americas wrath- a Christian country. Our military - are returning mentally and emotionally destroyed and many suicides for what they have participated in. Im sorry, but how a Christian population treats its own via City Mission is not as important as how a Christian nation treats those outside their borders.
Posted on February 19 at 2:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)
This does not address the properties abandoned due to flooding or fire
and condemned by Code to structurally unsafe Owners have no ability to make such costly repairs . The City could at least speed up the transfer so that another person with financial ability to make the repairs has the opportunity to buy before unpaid back taxes start accumulating beyond the point of affordability.
Posted on February 15 at 4:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Do you really believe NO OTHER Religion is committing barbaric acts? or are you choosing to close your eyes to our own American/ Christian terrorism?
Are you not familiar with the Klu Klux Kan and what those WHITE Christians did? hanging and burning alive blacks and torturing their bodies by cutting off their body parts? Done in America- a Christian nation. KKK is still active today.
You may want to Google Jesse Washington to refresh your memory - he was horribly mutilated and burned alive in front of SCHOOL Children on lunch break. - that is OUR history and terrorism and continues today in more subtle ways. Slavery and Jim Crow in the American South was justified in the name of Christ. In America, its the racists who often cite the Bible to justify their evil acts. The American military is a Christian Military- yet they drop bombs on innocent people that blow children apart. Why are you not equating this LEGAL form of Terrorism as barbaric? Perhaps if the countries we have invaded for oil, had the same military capacity we do, they would not be murdering people with swords and fire but would be killing our fashion via -drones/ bombs. The Terrorism we give... is the Terrorism we get. Before you ask Muslims to start being the solution, perhaps you should look inward and ask our own Christian Nation and Christian Military to stop being the root of the problem by ending the immoral wars for oil. If we invade and bomb, then they have right to defend themselves with the means they have. Instead of listening to the govt controlled American media, and immediately blaming "them"- why not- join one of the many peace groups who have been tirelessly working to end the madness- and cut through the BS information the CNN's and MSNBC's and Fox- dish out to a gullable American public. Women Against War, Bethlehem Neighbors For Peace, Guilderland NFP, Schenectady NFP, CODEPINK, Democracy Now, World Cant Wait, Peace Action Now, Saratoga Peace Alliance, Albany Peace Project. Friends Committee on National Legislation...no religious affiliation needed.
Posted on February 13 at 8:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Spot on Mr Milner !!
Posted on February 9 at 4:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)
This is an absolute disgrace- recently a 16 yr old was sentenced to jail for stealing sneakers- a young life ruined for a stupid minor theft. Multi million dollar real estate develop buys elections- with thousands of dollars- no jail.
Shame on all of you in Halfmoon politics that enable pay to play - and shame on the judges who rule this way especially the ruining a teens life over sneakers.
Posted on February 8 at 10:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I think more mothers would choose to vaccinate if the "vaccine schedule" was more spread out and didn't combine several diseases into one vaccine- which is very scary, to think about an infant being bombarded with those viruses before their own immune system has had a chance to develop- if the schedule was
delayed a bit to 2-4 yrs of age to allow the brain and immune system to delevelop a bit. Until the medical experts explain with certainty where Autism comes from, new mothers are going to be afraid when they read about other mothers whose babies were totally fine mentally and physically before vaccination, but profoundly different after given a vaccine or series of vaccines and now diagnosed with Autism. Seems to me, if you want more mothers to choose vaccination, then ease up on the schedule and spread them out more and don't combine them. We wouldn't mix drugs so why would mix viruses? Kids today are getting more than double what we had growing up- why?? And if these new diseases are such a threat , then why aren't they asking adults who never had these new vaccines as children to get them now? The outbreak at the daycare also exposes the need for paid maternity for a minimum 6 months to 1yr so mothers can keep their infants home, allowing their immune systems to develop a bit, and better bond with their babies instead of forced to turn over their fragile infants to daycare. The they say Measles was eradicated in 2000 in USA- but they are not saying where Measles is common over seas and where the "Disneyland" outbreak originated..
Posted on February 5 at 11:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Im going to mail your letter to the "religious' and political conservatives I know-who cant honestly believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ and then at the same time vote for Republicans whose policies directly take from the poor instead of providing a dignified safety net for everyone. GOP brainwash the faithful into believing everyone has bootstraps to lift themselves out of poverty when the reality is that there are no boots and most on public assistance have mental or physical disabilities. The rest who don't, are not hirable. I keep waiting for the GOP produce a list of employers (perhaps among their own friends) who are willing to hire someone who is currently homeless or receiving public assistance, or with a police record, or whose name/zipcode indicates they live in the projects or are a minority- I will be waiting forever. The religious hypocrisy also makes me ill. Thank you for your thoughtful letter.
Posted on January 30 at 9:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Dear Mr Filipe Sostre,
Sadly, this of course is most likely hidden, silent racism at play in Rotterdam.
Are we to believe not One qualified minority has ever applied for a town position?
If we want a better Schenectady over all, we have to start giving jobs to minorities. I hope City of Schenectady officials will REQUIRE the new Casino Developer to hire people who live within the City limits, are from the poorer neighborhoods, and make certain at least 50% are minorities- whether black or Hispanic or Asian or Guyanese etc