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Cheers & Jeers

May 18, 2013

CHEERS — To enhancing. There is nothing that can spruce up a fence, fire hydrant, shed, garage or house like a fresh coat of paint. Paint instantly can make things new and clean....

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Ron1960

May-18-13 7:27 AM

While I applaude the NTSB for wanting to make our roads safer. But reducing the Blood Alcohol is not going to get it done. What would do more to get our roads much more safe would be for the D.A's to get off their butt and stop the plea bargining non sence and prosecute those arrested for DWI, but when you see people with several arrests for DWI & DWAI still driving that tellsw qanyone with an ounce of brain that the D.A.'s are not doing their job and we the tax payer are paying them very well to do a job that they just refuse to do. The taxpayer gets it is the reqaar yet again and the taxpayer refuses to demand the D.A.'sdo what they get paid to do.

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BillLair

May-18-13 8:21 AM

I couldn't agree more with your comments about the appearance of Washburn's Dairy, but it is located on N. Main Street; not S. Main Street. :)

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TiredOfTax

May-18-13 9:48 AM

Jeers to new laws. We have plenty already, start the enforcement of the existing laws and lets throw out an old one for every new one. Like New Yorkers cannot dissolve a marriage for irreconcilable differences, unless they both agree to it. Or Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business. Why should being in business matter?(sarc)

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drugsrus

May-18-13 10:09 AM

NTSB is getting to be just another money grab for the states. The safety horse is way too far out of the barn to be brought back. "They" spew about the number of traffic injuries and deaths being the most of any country in the world. BUT they never mention that we have the most of all the numbers that go with that, cars, drivers, miles of paved road, passenger miles. What is not said is that the rate (numbers per 100,00 or million passenger miles) is the lowest in the world, making us the safest in the world.

As was said, how about hammering those repeat offenders, and the obviously impaired. simply having alcohol on your breath is not a reason for a breathalyzer or roadside sobriety tests. Return to common sense, but we are talking about gov't and the Gestapo where there is none.

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BillLair

May-18-13 10:56 AM

Having the odor of alcohol on your breath while driving, in concert with additional tests, is most certainly reason for roadside sobriety test(s). Furthermore, if administered correctly, the test does not measure the alcohol on your breath, it measures the alcohol in your lungs, which accurately reflects the alcohol in your blood stream. Anyone who opposes taking a roadside sobriety test after drinking alcohol should not drink and drive.

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Knickman

May-18-13 11:49 AM

In NYS, the law already provides for penalties for BAC's down to .05%. From .05 to .08 is a lesser charge of Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI). Even though it is a lesser charge, the penalties are quite severe including license suspension, large fines and increased insurance premiums. In recent months, DMV has announced it is going to clamp down on the repeat offenders. Hopefully we will stop reading where someone has been arrested for an alcohol related driving violation for the 8th or 9th time. Of course, the defense lawyers don't like the idea since they are making a fortune in legal fees. I would like to see these lawyers' reaction if one of their own loved ones were seriously injured or killed by one of these repeat offenders.

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drugsrus

May-18-13 12:26 PM

does that mean that we won't see where someone has had their driving privileges suspended 7 times in the last 6 months ??? How do you drive " on a revoked" license ??? Kind of goes along with keeping guns away from criminals.

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TiredOfTax

May-18-13 5:38 PM

Cheers to honesty! Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-MO, issued a video statement Friday in response to reports that the Internal Revenue Service unfairly targeted conservative nonprofit groups.

“I’m mad. It is un-American, it is wrong, and we have to make sure that this gets fixed,” Missouri’s senior senator said. “There’s a reason Lady Justice wears a blindfold in America. That is because in America, we don’t apply the law based on who you are, who you know, or what you believe. We apply the law equally.” If only all of our representatives were this open and honest!

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TheArchitect

May-18-13 9:12 PM

Cheers to the Fulton County Supervisor's for finally addressing the water and sewer issue where Johnstown and Gloversville have held the region hostage for years.

Mayor King's bullying antics have failed from the start. The county's leadership with this action shows how the county deals with a weak bully. Mayor King has effectively been regulated to a lame duck status until November’s election.

With the county's plan for water and sewer, there will be no need for any more annexation of surrounding town lands into the cities that has been the backbone of Mayor King's term.

A county-run water and sewer system is the first step toward county-wide consolidation of government and the end of the cities of Johnstown and Gloversville since they don’t meet the fundamental criteria to be a city. There is nothing wrong with the Villages of Johnstown and Gloversville. This will remove unnecessary and costly layers of unneeded government.

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Ron1960

May-19-13 7:17 AM

ToT, I like the remarks Sen.Clarie McCaskill made and she has the right idea of how the laws should be applied. But when she said the in America we don't apply the law based on who you are,who you know ect. It is very plain thaqt she has never been to Fulton Co. New York.

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Ron1960

May-19-13 7:29 AM

Architect, I agree with most of what you say. How ever what will it cost the Fulton Co. Taxpayer to purchase the water from Gloversville andJohnstown, they own the water rights and the filtration plants and then the county would need to pay employees to run these plants and that is funny because the Fulton Co. BOS claimed it was to costly to keep the infirmary and sold it putting about 140 plus employees out of their jobs and now they want to add more employees for thefiltrqaation plants and the employees of the sewer treatment plant. Then maybe someone should read the agreement signed by Mayor King and town of Johnstown Supervisor Palmateer concerning revenue sharing and in that agreement it is staqted that this would stop any more anexation between the town of Johnstown and the city of Gloversville, that agreement was signed I believe that the date wqas Dec.16,2010. So King can or will not live up to the agreement that he signed. The sad part of the entire deal is thaqt the f

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Ron1960

May-19-13 7:31 AM

PS.The saqd part of this deal is that the foolish people of Gloversville will re-elect him.

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TiredOfTax

May-19-13 8:17 AM

Ron I am glad you can see the irony to Sen. Claire McCaskill opinion. But as you can see there are many fulton county democrats that do not agree that laws should be applied equally. How can you disagree with that statement? I sat here for 8 years watching idiots claim our prior president was wrong on a lot of things that were far less dishonest than anything that is coming to light now. The lights are on and the RATS are scurrying for cover! I hope that there is enough poison to get every last one of them!

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TheArchitect

May-19-13 9:32 AM

"Ron1960" agreed that Gloversville's electorate is quite challenged or else King would not have been elected in the first place. Fortunately, his track record is so poor that his chances of winning are very low.

As far as the value of the cities water and sewer systems, the cost of operation and upgrades have been almost fully funded by state and federal grants and aid packages. In essence, all county residents have paid for the water and sewer systems. What county residents have not paid for is the value of the water provide at the tap and wastewater treatment. These fees are established through water and sewer districts.

The comparison to the infirmary is not suitable since only a small fraction of the populous utilize this service while water and sewer are a utility that can be provided to the masses.

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Ron1960

May-19-13 11:38 AM

architect, First of all the cost of purchasing the water departments from the cities will mean the county property taxes will be used for that. Second yes the water and sewer are utilties b ut not every one will be able to use them and will not be paying for them only the people who live with in the boundries of the water and sewer districk will be able to use them and will be paying for it. Third the county sold the infirmary but you and all county taxpayers are paying for repairs to the old infirmary's sewer line, why are we the taxpayers of F.C. paying for repairs to the sewer for a privately owned property, if your sewer line broke would do you think themunicipality would pay for the repairs.

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ataxpayer

May-19-13 5:41 PM

In 1982 the drinking age went from 18 to 19. Not good enough because 3 years later in 1985 it went from 19 to 21. In 2003 BAC for DWI went from .10 to .08. Not good enough, lets now change it to .05. The problem isn't that the current laws are too weak the problem is that those enforcing them are too soft. Read the police reports, numerous repeat offenders each and every week. They should stop wasting time on trying to change the current laws because they feel they don't work, and start accepting the fact that a law only works if it is properly enforced.

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drugsrus

May-19-13 7:16 PM

you can vote and die for your country at 18 BUT you can't have a beer anymore, and haven't been able to for quite some time --- politics and symptom treating are the major causes. We need more laws for the criminals to break.

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notgood

May-19-13 7:16 PM

Laws can't be enforced atax because the people making them are more crooked than the crooks!!! Pretty sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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notgood

May-19-13 7:26 PM

Oops! I feel a audit coming after that last comment!!!!

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ataxpayer

May-20-13 7:59 AM

I guess we are always going to have those that don't care if they commit illegal activity and break the law. For example, forgery is illegal yet we had those conviced of forgery back in April for forging signatures on petitions in 2008 to get Obama and Clinton on the ballot. Luckily they were convicted and will be sentenced June 17th. I wonder if any of the individuals confirming their signatures were forged were audited or not?

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notgood

May-21-13 8:11 PM

Only a idiot could disagree with my posts! the facts are the facts!!!!!

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