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February 16, 2013

CHEERS — To a deserving recipient. We published an article in March 2011 with a headline that read, “Positively famous....

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Feb-16-13 6:30 AM

Bill Pollak is such a a role model for the next generation and beyond. Would that others gave 1/10th of his contributions to society: Our world would be a much better place. Many thanks and congratulations to Bill.

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Feb-16-13 7:28 AM

Jeers to TOT for not commenting on her take of the guilty plea of former Florida GOP Chairman's guilty plea on charges of money laundering and misappropriation of funds. I can hijack this section just as well as she can

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Feb-16-13 9:19 AM

CHEERS to the LH for still allowing us to comment on this site even though it has become a shouting match instead of a conversation. I believe it is time to talk topics and leave the juvenile drivel out of it. Isn't it time to have an adult discussion?

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Feb-16-13 9:21 AM

Jeers to 4 more years with our Facebook Mayor. We need someone that shows up to work as Mayor in their office, not on their Facebook page.

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Feb-16-13 9:34 AM

LOLO@TOT ..TOT and adult discussion in the same sentence?

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Feb-16-13 9:39 AM

I choked on that one too. Let's have a talk on the Jim Greer topic

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Feb-16-13 10:19 AM

I don't know anything about this particular case, BUT this JEER is a good explaination of why the schools close at the threat of a couple of snowflakes. As has been said in other threads - we need a return ti civility and a bit more commom sense. Stop suing every time the kid gets bumped around.

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Feb-16-13 12:02 PM

I'm just happy to be here.

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Feb-16-13 1:08 PM

CHEERS to holding their ground! As deadlines go, the March 1 sequester lacks punch. Nobody’s taxes will go up; the U.S. Treasury won’t run out of cash. Government offices won’t immediately turn out the lights and lock the doors. No federal worker will be furloughed for at least 30 days. So Washington felt little need to cancel the Presidents’ Day break. On Friday, President Obama flew to Florida for a long weekend of golf. And Congress left town for nine days, with scant hope of averting deep cuts to the Pentagon and other agencies in the short time remaining when lawmakers return. Instead of negotiating, party leaders were busy issuing ultimatums and casting blame. Before they left, Senate Democrats unveiled a bill to replace the sequester in part with new taxes on millionaires, which Republicans oppose. And House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed “the sequester will be in effect until there are cuts and reforms that put us on a path to balance the budget in the next 10 years,”

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Feb-16-13 8:30 PM

drugsrus, I think several years ago there was an incident at a school in or near Kinderhook (Ichabod Crane Schools). I asked the same question to a teacher in that district why that district seemed to close with even a tiny bit of snow on the ground. She explained that they didn't close one day after a small amount of snow had fallen, and sure enough, the bus crashed and killed and injured a many students. After that, they felt no risk was too small or large to take in closing schools.

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Feb-16-13 8:31 PM

ToT, ahh, the good ol' days of the Clinton era when government actually got things done by closing to save money.

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Feb-17-13 12:18 AM

swizzer, and that is part of the problem with this country. Everybody has thier lawyer on speed dial as soon as anythig goes wrong. Somebody is always negligent, everything is dangerous, we must be safer. Soon the NGFL will be playing flag or touch football, too many head injuries. Cars need 159 airbags and unsafe (as they are now)seatbelts must be used(Click-it-or-ticket). "They" sell you the line about too many injuries and deaths, you belive that crap, when the reality is that by rate(deaths/injury per 100K passenger miles) ios by far the lowest in the world. Here is a tip-nobody gets out of this alive, it is a question of when and how. Take responsibility for your own actions. People get hurt and die too young all the time -- learn to deal with itI'm sure the parents of the Sandy Hook masacreare doing just that sad as it is.

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Feb-17-13 12:23 AM

and I didn't agree or disagree with your post on the reason (Icabod Crane School), I'll accept that as factual. Facts are what they are - there is no agree or disagree, maybe like or not like

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Feb-17-13 10:13 AM

JEERS to the kiss of death! EVERYTHING that the O touches??? ARLINGTON, Va. (CBSDC) — One of the D.C. area’s iconic burger joints is no more. Ray’s Hell-Burger, where the likes of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and the Russian president have gone for a juicy burger, has been shut down after failing to pay its rent.

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Feb-17-13 5:05 PM

I'm guessing that at least 5 people think that death is avoidable. Really?? What do you know that the rest of us don't??

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Feb-18-13 1:54 AM

drugsrus, those changes were made in the name of safety! Seat belts, helmets, and airbags help to prevent serious injury and death. Lawyers have no business in the mix, nor do they ever win, unless negligence on someone ELSE's behalf was had. You can't sue yourself for being injured if you were negligent in causing injury to yourself.

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Feb-18-13 2:29 AM

swizzer- I'll just guess that you are one of those who think death is avoidable as long as you live your life safely. Buckle up, do you wear a helmet when driving your car?? That will be the next law in the Peoples Republic of New York, I know they are working on every passenger must be buckled in. If you doubt my injury/death rate claim, check it out for yourself. It just took me less than 1 minute to find that the deaths per BILLION passenger miles between NY(city) and Boston (215 miles) was 11.7 which I'd say is an acceptable number.

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Feb-18-13 2:36 AM

you also need to realize that life is inherently dangerous. There was a time when if you tripped on an uneven sidewalk you picked yourself up and got moving before the homeowner saw how stupid you were for not watching where you were walking. Today call your lawyer and sue that lazy homeowner for neglecting to maintain a smooth walkway.

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Feb-18-13 11:25 AM

the disagrees start piling up - We live in the most litigeous society in the world. Locally a girl just tried to sue Lehigh University because she gat a C+ in a course and claimed that was reason to diminish her lifetime earnings by a million dollars. So, nobody would sue the homeowner???

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Feb-18-13 12:26 PM

drugsrus, you're comparing accidents by your own negligence (not looking where you step on a sidewalk) versus accidents by someone else's negligence (a drunk driver crashing you on the highway, as an example).

This is categorically illogical. Get over it and move on already.

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Feb-18-13 2:46 PM

Drugs, I would love to see you face 9/11 first responders, their widows, or other survivors and tell them that they need to just brush off attacks involving planes crashing into office buildings or the asbestos-filled dust particles in the rubble wihch caused cancer after and telling them they can't sue.

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Feb-18-13 5:25 PM

swizzer- where did I say anything about drunk drivers??? or "someone else's negligence" ??? That number was all deaths, single car, bus, multiple car crashes, drivers who had medical conditions before a crash, etc. and you think that some shiester from Dewey, Screwem, and Howe couldn't find the homeowner negligent??

I have disagrees on that post so apparently somebody would sue the homeowner, and disagrees on the not so smart student (which is fact) or is our society not so sue happy???

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Feb-18-13 5:51 PM

drugsrus, you didn't have to say anything. In fact, you gave very few examples; but it was those examples and their very stupid and illogical connections that can only leave others and me to believe that you in fact do not think lawsuits that are based upon gross negligence on someone else's behalf are warranted.

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Feb-18-13 6:18 PM

wow swizzer, what started as an expression of my opinion that today's America has gone overboard on the safety issue due to our litigious society, and you end up telling me that negligence is more of a reason for lawsuits. And apparently you and a few other people seem to have the impression that IF you do everything safely and by the book you will live forever.

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

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Feb-19-13 12:11 AM

more nonsene and paranoia -- Nerf Gun Sends Public School In The Bronx Into A Frenzy, Nationwide Knee Jerk Gun Madness Continues

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