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Posted on January 27 at 3:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Jeanine Leo,
you are exactly right. And Wmarincic-is behind the times and not paying attention-
since the good ole USA is already jailing people for their thoughts for quite some time now- - some call them whistleblowers, others call them insiders and some Journalists- but the govt likes to call them enemies of the state.

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Posted on January 25 at 3:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I guess better this, than all that tonnage getting charged to taxpayers who dump phonebooks in the trash instead of recycling them.....

From: 23 tons of phone books end up with Schenectady recycler

Posted on January 25 at 3:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Mr Morrill,
Today in the TimesUnion, Im reading about a law abiding man with no criminal background and no evidence of family problems or mental health issues - shooting and killing his wife and children. Not a former criminal- but a FAMILY man. GUNS are the problem- advanced societies that don't have guns ie (Denmark) don't have the senseless murders and violence we do. THOSE societies are much safer and happier Your attitude and GUNS are the problem- without guns, people cannot have easy power over others. Your attitude is precisely the problem. Those who claim they have guns because they are "hunters" meaning- capable of killing innocent animals for sport? They are also the problem- they possess the ability in their soul to take another life and pet or person without remorse for selfish purposes. Meanwhile, all these "law abiding gun owners guns- seem to regularly be used in domestic murders and the accidental killing of their own children or their childrens friends by children who find the guns, You have to be downright stupid to have a gun in your home and think you are safer.

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Posted on January 12 at 1:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Re the Nisky burglaries-
a close friend mentioned to me last year that their Rosendale neighborhood had a rash of break ins and that it was fairly well(suspected) that it was kids from the neighborhood doing the breaking in- stealing small tech items- Perhaps no reports because they did not have proof and didn't want to accuse or report on these kids(teens) of their long time neighbors and friends- who come from nice families...

From: 100 Acre Woods in Malta needs upkeep

Posted on January 12 at 1:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

A perfect example of why police and all public officials should lose their pensions when having violated the public trust. Risk of losing the cushy pensions would be the only effective deterrent against abuse of power and corruption.

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Posted on January 9 at 1:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Mr Mihran,

Torture is torure. Revenge on torture just continues the vicious stupid cycle.
The fact that America condones and uses torture is the greatest moral failure and therefore we can no longer claim to be a better society. Those who support revenge or torture in any form,(death penalty, guns in home that rarely ever protect life but instead fuel needless domestic violence death etc) in my opinion are equally as bad and inhumane . My heart and conscience cringes at the thought of any engagement in violence to retaliate for violence. Its part of the problem not solution- but sadly not rocket science- eye for an eye makes the whole world blind- the US wars and torture program have not made the world a better place- but have managed to destroy entire countries- so you ever think about the bombs and drones reining down in Iraq and Afghanistan? the 911 criminals were not even from those countries- what about that endless torture of innocents? We have managed do the opposite of promote freedom (joke) and instead incite more violence and hatred while taking away massive liberties we once had had home- The most peaceful secure countries are those not engaged in revenge and war and guns- ie Denmark....

From: Torture nothing when compared to Sept. 11

Posted on December 21 at 11:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

SUV's are just as dangerous as being impaired or texting- they are so big, drivers cant see people walking on the side of the roads. Sidewalks and dedicated bike lanes are desperately needed not only for safety, but for more sustainable, walkable future.

From: Pedestrian, 57, dies after being hit by SUV in Schenectady

Posted on November 17 at 8:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I don't believe more cops are needed. They need to be better coordinated in responding to calls. I made a non emergency call requesting help in diffusing a dispute with another person. I understood I would wait longer for a response- but
when the same cop drove by me 2x in the same hour, the first time I flagged him and he told me another would be responding to me shortly, (which did not happen) then the same cop drove by me again without stopping, so you have to wonder why he didn't respond to me and who was coordinating the calls. He did not have his lights on or appear to be in any rush to respond to a more urgent call- so why not stop and address my call since he was right there- closest to me? (I was also visibly upset but he claimed to be going to another call further away. Made no sense and clearly shows lack of efficiency and coordination. I waited another hour then called back in to the dispatcher and cancelled my call because I couldn't wait any longer. 3 hours had passed. My issue was not an emergency but a dispute and quality of life issue I did not want to see escalate. It was a Saturday, 12pm-3pm- sunny. No sounds of any sirens to indicate it was busy day for fire, police, or ambulance -

From: Schenectady residents unsure of safety in numbers

Posted on November 17 at 8:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)

There are plenty of highly qualified people who would perform her job for half the salary and probably even more equally qualified people who would take the job for 1/4 of this salary. Anything above $150,000 per year salary plus generous family health and pension benefits is an abuse of taxpayers and students.
Poor people with little education or any job prospects, disabled, elderly on food stamps/social programs to keep them from being homeless are made out to be cause of high taxes in NY when Administrator's high salaries are the root cause- Absurdly paid dministrators across all levels of NY Govt are the true Welfare Queens and it has to stop. The Trustees need to CUT the Chancellors base salary in half and such highly paid State workers in general should not receive any public Pension Afterall, earning $150,00 plus is plenty of money to able to save for their own retirement security. Why do they need a taxpayer pension? 1/2 of the residents of NYS will have NO meaningful Social Security or pension to keep them out of poverty. Why should NY Taxpayers pay for luxury retirements of those who have such high salaries and ability to save for themselves and who least need it? Lets not forget their high pensions then pass to a spouse after death. A spouse who did not earn that pension. Its a gross and unjust system and Zimpher and the Trustees should be ashamed- making themselves rich on the backs of taxpayers and struggling students.

From: SUNY chancellor paid well enough

Posted on October 20 at 10:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Make no mistake -FRACKING CANNOT BE PROVEN SAFE-as Gibson would like you to believe. If you care about the health of your family and tired of loved ones dying of cancer- then you will be voting for candidates opposed to Fracking - That means voting for Eldridge for Congress and Howie Hawkins for Govenor. Cuomo and Gibson cannot be trusted to protect our health and put people before their own ambitions and the profits of their corporate Oil/Gas donors. Fracking is already poisoning drinking water in PA and Ohio. And, causing earthquakes that are damaging foundations. If you care about your health and safety, you will vote for the Green Party candidates where they are on the ballot and if no Green Party choice, then vote for the andidate who supports a ban on fracking.
We need Reps who support green and safe energy and to move away from polluting fossil fuels asap.

From: Eldridge, Gibson a study in contrasts in race for 19th Congressional District

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