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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.


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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.


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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.


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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?


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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-....


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Posted on August 21 at 8:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

a great story !- and one that reveals why some skip class....


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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-


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Posted on August 11 at 8:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)

the sale price of an average home in Capital district will only buy you a few years.
then what happens when your money runs out?


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Posted on August 11 at 7:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Time to vote for a Third Party Candidate like HOWIE HAWKINS - GREEN PARTY-
a serious smart guy who not only knows all the issues but he actually lives a working class life on our earth and level, not the privileged super wealthy super connected Cuomo or Astorino. Both of these are not for ordinary people. They support their wealthy upper class and corporate class. Want corruption to stop in NYS, Vote for HOWIE HAWKINS- GREEN PARTY.


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Posted on August 11 at 7:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Maintaining local control is important. If you want a model to follow- look to Massachusetts which eliminated their COUNTY level of Govt. And the TOWN Meeting structure gives residents more control over their budget. Some towns actually take an online survey to determine which specific line items in a budget are important to the residents. Firehouse open or senior shuttle bus? Raises for school administrators or a new school roof? the people have more input on their budgets. Its not all or nothing. Property taxes in MA are considerably lower I think because of this better structure.


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