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Cheers and jeers

June 22, 2013

JEERS — To another cloak of secrecy. Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School District Superintendent Dan Russom has retired. We all hope to reach that chapter in our lives....

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Ron1960

Jun-22-13 6:59 AM

Why should the school and government employees be allowed to do what ever they want and when they are caught they are put on paid leave until the investigation has been completed and then more often than not they are given a pass and we the taxpayer have paid them while they were not working for us and also we paid for someone else to do the work and we the general public almost never find out what they did and then they just walk away and take another position doing the same type work some other place just so they can do the same kind of wrong doing again. But let an average person do the same thing that the school and government employee did the average person gets their name in the public and degraded over and over by the media. Yet everyone claims we are all equal, an d the law is the law. That is pure BS there is a double standard and the actions of the school and government employees get the best deal while the average person get the royal shaft.

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TiredOfTax

Jun-22-13 7:24 AM

I agree Ron it is time for these things to change. It not only happens at the school level though, the Obama administration is doing the exact same thing and in many cases worse... PROMOTING THEM!

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Ron1960

Jun-22-13 7:40 AM

TOT, This is one reason why we the people need to start running for elective offices and electing new people that believe as we do these kinds of things need to change at all levels, and when we start doing things to get them changed on the local level the grass roots will start to spread to higher levels of government. More of the average people need to start remembering that our government is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. But when the people just refuse to take action then nothing will change for the better.

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usedtolivethere

Jun-22-13 7:58 AM

T, I knew Obama would be in here soon. Ron, are you encouraging TOT to run for office? And on what planet would she be elected. and to what office? This is kinda funny

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TheArchitect

Jun-22-13 8:15 AM

"Ron1960", the problem is simple, and requires no explainantion - unions.

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taxtired

Jun-22-13 8:20 AM

Don't forget about Chris Fatta from St. Johnsville school. He got a paid leave at the same time. SECRET, SECRET

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taxtired

Jun-22-13 8:22 AM

BET it had something to do with the merger.

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Pards13

Jun-22-13 8:36 AM

The reason is simple economics. It is easier and simpler to pay off the employee to go away rather than litigate it and pay many times over to a law firm. $100k or $500k which do you think the taxpayer would prefer? It's not right but it is cheaper.

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TiredOfTax

Jun-22-13 9:18 AM

How do you defend corruption? If you are willing to accept the excuses that are presented without the facts being brought to the forefront, YOU are part of the problem. It is well past the time to tell the people in charge(?) that they need to deliver the openness that they all promised! When you let someone go by paying them off without the truth it is costing the taxpayers. Someone is getting off from what likely should be jail. It should never be accepted that someone that does something so bad that they have to be let go so easily protected from prosecution. The old days of cover it up has got to be stopped... at EVERY level. If you defend these "leaders" you are no better than they and therefore condone what they did.

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TiredOfTax

Jun-22-13 9:21 AM

Pards... PAY NOTHING when you are on the side of right, pay everything to defend what is right. That is what morals are and what is SEVERELY LACKING in todays society and POLITICS.

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MrBoB51

Jun-22-13 9:42 AM

Cheers for our local graduates, especially my very artistic niece Courtney. Have a great time in College and remember, you're unique, (just like everyone else, hahhah) and as you travel through life, it's always better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot. Love ya sweetie.

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yukonjack

Jun-23-13 7:00 AM

Jeers to the moronic statements made here..Fulton County a breeding ground for stupidity and ignorance..No wonder Republicans CAN"T win an election with such a brain dead group of potential voters..

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Ron1960

Jun-23-13 7:56 AM

yukonjack.

sorry to disagree with you but your statement that Republicans can not win and election is in my opinion just plain wrong because 99% plus of the elected officials in Fulton Co. are Republicans and the Registered Republican voters just plain out refuse to vote for any candidate that is not a Republican.

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TiredOfTax

Jun-23-13 9:51 AM

“The problem is, the Arab Spring kind of turned into the Arab Winter”. “And Saudi Arabia, I mean, is the most conservative of all. As people criticize me for what I say about the Muslims. I love all people. And it’s funny because the people that come up to me privately say, ‘Bill, I’m with you about the Muslims.’ It’s the American Muslims. It’s the liberals here who don't quite get it. We're not criticizing people. We're criticizing a belief system that turns people into something we wish they wouldn’t be.” But he also observed that compared to other religions, Islam gets a pass on some of its practices. “But, you know, Mecca is the capital of the country,” he continued. “And they routinely put people to death … the religious capital, but it’s equivalent to like the Vatican, right — with Catholicism. And, if at the Vatican, they were putting people to death for homosexuality and apostasy, and, you know, adultery — things like that, I feel that liberals would be upset about that.

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rschweizer

Jun-23-13 1:43 PM

Tot, not sure who said that, but the capital of Saudi Arabia is positively not Mecca.

Whoever said that is a dumb American whose tea you obviously drink, which makes you just as dumb if not dumber.

And then you wonder why people don't take you seriously.

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drugsrus

Jun-23-13 6:26 PM

swizzer, I don't want to make you look stupid but I think they are talking about religious capitols. Just sayin'

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TiredOfTax

Jun-23-13 9:23 PM

I believe for the first time I agree with you RS. The idiot that said that is Palins great friend Bill Maher. A liberal IDIOT that spews hatred all the time! I thought you would love him so I gave you his quote!

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TiredOfTax

Jun-23-13 9:24 PM

Bill Maher hammers Islam: ‘It’s the liberals here who don’t quite get it’

Read more: *******dailycaller****/2013/06/22/bill-maher-hammers-islam-its-the-liberals-here-who-dont-quite-get-it/#ixzz2X5o8bUXV

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TiredOfTax

Jun-23-13 9:32 PM

RS I am so glad for your wisdom and guidance. Without you my weekend would have been a total waste!

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rschweizer

Jun-23-13 9:56 PM

TiredOfTax, that's great. But that still makes you even dumber for believing it. Or do you want to admit you're a liberal for following Bill Maher?

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rschweizer

Jun-23-13 9:57 PM

drugsrus, they weren't talking 'religious capitals', as he clearly said Saudi Arabia, not Islam. Nice try.

Hey, any word on that fake air hockey table example you made up?

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TiredOfTax

Jun-23-13 10:08 PM

Even for Bill this seems clear!

Mecca is the capital of the country,” he continued. “And they routinely put people to death … the religious capital, but it’s equivalent to like the Vatican,

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TiredOfTax

Jun-24-13 7:51 AM

RS "Hey, any word on that fake air hockey table example you made up?"

How about the big oil mileage theft, or the faulty, cheaply made Walmart tire lawsuit? You have had MANY made up stories and yet you call the kettle black? Nice!

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yukonjack

Jun-24-13 10:09 AM

sorry to disagree with you but your statement that Republicans can not win and election is in my opinion just plain wrong because 99% plus of the elected officials in Fulton Co. are Republicans and the Registered Republican voters just plain out refuse to vote for any candidate that is not a Republican. ................Explains why Fulton County is in the sad shape that it is in..ONLY when 2 'relevant" political parties AND compromise are put together will we move forward in a way that benefits the majority.

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rschweizer

Jun-24-13 12:15 PM

TiredOfTax, that question was directed at drugs. Not you.

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