Comments by w18761
Posted on August 26 at 10:37 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Fritzdawg. That isn't how SS works.
Your money isn't collecting interest, and it's not sitting in an account waiting for you to retire and collect off of it. It isn't being invested. That is YOUR responsibility to do on your own.
Posted on August 25 at 12:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Everyone is responsible for their own wellbeing. SS is designed to be supplemental income, meaning you should have enough funds through savings or pension to support yourself through retirement without SS benefits.
If you depend on SS to survive, then something went wrong in the game of life.
Posted on July 17 at 4:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I'm glad to see our state senate is passing useless legislation...
This law is unenforcable, as there is no way for a police officer to know if someone is texting, surfing the web, or dialing a phone number.
The only way to get a conviction would be to subpoena the phone records and find exactly what kind of activity was going on with that phone at the time of the incident.
Posted on May 14 at 9:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)
If land on GE's downtown property isn't used, the former ALCO site would be great for the new GE plant. A great way to renew what is probably the largest brownfield in the capital district.
Posted on May 8 at 1:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I'm outraged at the feeling of entitlement to these services.
I'm outraged that my poorly-spent tax dollars will be used to create subsidies to PUBLICALLY-TRADED, FOR-PROFIT companies in order to extend their service to those for whom extending service would, under normal circumstances, be a very poor business decision as it would not drive profit. I have a really big problem with these large corporations (Qwest, Verizon, AT&T, Time-Warner, Comcast, Charter, etc...) getting a slice of my tax dollars.
Posted on May 8 at 8:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)
To those who are in 'rural' areas: why should the government and/or cable/internet companies lay an infrastructure to an area where there wouldn't be enough revenues to support that kind of investment?
If you want these services you should either be willing to live in an area that has them, or be willing to pay for the cost of laying the infrastructure needed.
Posted on April 29 at 11:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Uh oh, it looks like there are two suspected cases in Schenectady county.
I think I'll go stock up on surgical masks *rolls eyes*
Posted on April 28 at 1:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Oh please. Stop being an alarmist.
Posted on April 28 at 8:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Come on,,,, how many cases have there been in the US? How many deaths from those cases?
I wish people would look at this realistically, and not from the perspective of a false panic.
Posted on March 26 at 7:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)
There was nothing wrong with it when our parents "whupped" us as children. We all turned out just fine.
In fact, it wasn't long ago that OTHER kids parents, and our teachers would "whup" us, then, when we'd get home to tell our parents looking for sympathy, and got a response of "well what did you do to deserve it?"
It was a good deterrent to bad behavior. The biggest problem with child discipline in today's society is a notion of "equality" between children and adults.
I'd like to see research on children who were spanked by their parents. Out of those who were spanked, how many of them have been convicted of a violent crime. Conversely, I'd like to see out of how many children were NOT spanked, how many of them have been convicted of violent crimes.
Whupping a child teaches them that they need to heed to authority.