Comments by tonijean613
Posted on September 9 at 8 a.m. (Suggest removal)
More importantly, who is the person who is "programming" the machines to count the votes? And why isn't this information and process transparent? Given how small the turnout is on primary day- there is no reason to not hand count the ballots in public view before they are allowed to leave the precincts. How do we know the machines are counting as voters intend? Only hand counting in public can assure elections are honest. We should not trust elections without such verification.
Posted on August 31 at 12:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Green Party Candidate Matt Funiciello (Owner of Rock Hill Bake House- that makes that incredible brick oven Italian bread) is running against Woolf and Stefanik in 21st District- people should know there is a 3rd candidate as an option.
Posted on August 26 at 8:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)
getting rid of multi-family dwellings that are beyond repair and turning those lots into drive ways or yard green space is a huge quality of life improvement-
$5,000 grants to people for new facades/siding -is probably going to be the biggest bang for the buck. This issue is blight vs beauty. Any beautification will help stabilize neighborhoods- its just common sense that nicely kept houses make a neighborhood feel safer. Hopefully, the City doesn't turn around and increase the taxes on these houses. Exterior general repairs and maintenance should not result in an trigger that increase the value and taxes. Unaffordable taxes are the root cause of why people don't have the money fro upkeep and repairs to begin with and reason for so many of the forclosures .So this is all good- but goal has to be to cut the taxes
Posted on August 26 at 8:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Tasers are lethal and inhumane. The gross militarization of police across America is becoming apparent in the killing of Michael Brown-. Police tactics in full SWAT riot gear in itself is TERRORIZING - for Adults as well has children. This is not the America we are led to believe is supposed to be so much better and humane than the rest of the world. And this is all done in the name of Freedom and security? There is no freedom in living under a police state. Its shameful. The solution to reducing crime in general is to take all that money they use for war, and militarizing police, for profit prisons, and put it to better use improving schools, improving neighborhoods, skills building, and simply combating poverty. Violence, drugs, theft is all rooted in poverty and desperation.
Posted on August 23 at 7:05 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Brava Ms Payette,
- I would add that its prob more about the billing/coding- In Europe, where its mostly govt controlled-and where Doctors are paid a flat annual high salary- and get an incentive for keeping you healthy- its a better system for prevention- people are healthier there and have less need for meds or intervention/surgeries-
The solution is improved Medicare for All, where you choose your Doctor, and can cross State lines. Also known as Single Payer- a Green Party priority.
Posted on August 23 at 6:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Gee, I wonder if this will bring more attention and questions to the World Trade Center Building 7 (that was not hit by a plane) but came down in 10 seconds by only office fire..according to the govt..???????? - which has never ever happened in American history. So why the need for explosives anymore- when you can simply set a fire? if true?? So if you watch this today, I challenge you to then google World Trade Center 7 and architects and engineers for 911 truth- and compare the 2 collapses.
Posted on August 23 at 6:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Does this translate into any savings and/or return of programs to Schdy schools?
Posted on August 21 at 8:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Great page ! Schdy needs this. Also, with reading so much about about the "ALS bucket challenge" and that it has caught fire and raised more than $31 million dollars just for one cause- perhaps some clever Schdy resident or student will come up with a similar challenge to improve something, anything important to them in the community-....
From: Editorial: High Notes
Posted on August 21 at 8:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)
a great story !- and one that reveals why some skip class....
Posted on August 13 at 4:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I'm so sad..about Robin Williams too- and sad for everyone who has ever lost a loved one this way-