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June 25, 2013

Would you donate to a charity that supports people’s outings to strip clubs and casinos? How about a charity that pays for people’s tobacco and alcohol purchases? Those types of expenses currently......

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Jun-25-13 12:27 PM

Isn't it funny, with all the complaints about Republicans having all the control in New York State, little Democrat Sheldon Silver held up a Law that would have helped cut welfare fraud. Ho hum.

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Jun-25-13 1:00 PM

If you really want to control waste in these programs look at the money taken in versus the money spent and see how much is consumed by the middle man (New York State). There is a reason things go unchecked. If the state wasn't getting its cut you can bet there would be a call for oversight.

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Jun-25-13 1:17 PM

Why not it buys security for the democrat party in future votes. I see where the Obama administration is trying to persuade the NFL and NBA to push his healthcare plan... can you believe it? Also I heard the both of these are NOT FOR PROFIT GROUPS! Now that is totally unbelievable! Corruption? OH YES IT IS!

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Jun-25-13 1:20 PM

Annarondac, Republicans may rule small rural areas but the purse is held by democrats and if you were in charge of the purse would you pay your friends... or people that hate you? In conclusion no matter how right the locals are the masses from the cities call ALL OF THE SHOTS!

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Jun-25-13 2:27 PM

I don't think the law goes far enough, they should only allow purchases with the ebt card. That way all of their purchases could be audited. What do you really need cash for these days anyway? Strippers & Blow - that's about it.

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Jun-25-13 2:39 PM

strip clubs do have awesome buffets

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Jun-25-13 2:39 PM

TiredOfTax, this has nothing to do with the president.

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Jun-25-13 2:49 PM

One time, I felt a little embarrased. I was with my wife in line at Price Chopper and a woman swiped her ebt card for what were actually legitimate purchases. So I took out my frustration on the cashier and said sarcastically 'Gee, I wish I could have one of those cards,' to which she shot back 'Hey, if you needed help, you'd have one, too.'

So my thoughts are on the fence: those who really need them and are entitled to them and use them as intended are a-ok in my book. Those who abuse it, though, should be forced to pay back anything they bought that they shouldn't have.

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Jun-25-13 2:50 PM


'Republicans may rule small rural areas but the purse is held by democrats '

...and who do you think subsidizes the farmers in those rural areas?

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Jun-25-13 3:17 PM

All the problems stemming from Albany will never be solved under the current system. Its time for a property tax boycott and a revamp of the current form of state government.

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Jun-25-13 3:19 PM

Rs, now you're a wanna-be moderator. Ok, This has nothing to do with farmers. You popped out of your cellar, saw your shadow, now we get 6 more weeks of your nonsense.

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Jun-25-13 3:33 PM

MrBoB51, you're too extreme for most peoples' views. You realize that, no?

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Jun-25-13 3:48 PM

Hilltopper, couldn't agree more.

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Jun-25-13 5:32 PM

Simple solution. Give them no cash. Submit vouchers for things you really need. NEXTup, the EBT. Eliminate them. Set up regional warehouses where the state buys nutritious food in bulk. Take the needy and put them to work packing up care packages and deliver the food to the EBT card holders.

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Jun-25-13 6:32 PM

In the next few days we’ll see an editorial applauding the Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and an editorial from the woodchucks in WV highly critical of O's decision on new regulations to control carbon emissions from the coal burning plants.

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Jun-25-13 6:45 PM

Rs, of course I'm too extreme for you. It delights me to no end to have you admit that. On the other hand, most people are not phoneys and/or rabidly extreme progressives either. So, there you are.

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Jun-25-13 6:58 PM

Actually, the premise of this article bothers me so I'll throw out a non sequitur. Basically, would you be offended or upset if your DONATIONS were squandered? You bet. However, this crap is not a donation...its CONFISCATION pure and simple; you don't go to jail for not donating but you sure as H@ll will for not letting your money be confiscated.

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Jun-25-13 7:19 PM

Regarding the SC Voting Rights decision, at least now States can purge the voter rolls of the deceased voters who regularly vote the Democrat ticket every time there's an election. Bad for progressives, good for America.

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Jun-25-13 10:01 PM

Last thing that I knew Hill, this was a republic, not a dictatorship. Obama is continuing to overwhelm us with his lack of brilliance leading us on to yet another huge mistake! The O has to go!

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Jun-25-13 10:12 PM

As the Washington Examiner's Philip Klein recently reported: "Under Obamacare, businesses with over 50 workers that employ American citizens without offering them qualifying health insurance could be subject to fines of up to $3,000 per worker. But because newly legalized immigrants wouldn’t be eligible for subsidies on the Obamacare exchanges until after they become citizens – at least 13 years under the Senate bill – businesses could avoid such fines by hiring the new immigrants instead."

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Jun-26-13 8:00 AM

Oh Hill - off topic, but you asked for it. The voting change obstruction act was just a way for the feds to exercise undue influence over the states. Why should NYS be able to change voting districts and voting procedures without federal approval but not other states. We call this fairness and equal treatment.

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Jun-26-13 8:12 AM

Now on to the fallacy of Anthropegenic (man made) climate change. Let me start with I have a degree in electrical engineering, so I know a little about science and data analysis. We are told that increased levels of CO2 cause the climate to warm, as a skeptic I say it isn't that simple there is far more to it. Which brings me to the irony part. CO2 levels have risen for the last 15 years, yet global temperatures have remained constant or may have even dropped a little. When this is pointed out the alarmist state "Climate is more complex than that" We simply do not know enough about the climate to say carbon emissions are the cause.

More facts.

According to the Vostok Ice Core data there is a very distinct 125,000 year cycle between glacial and inter-glacial periods. Not one person can explain what causes this oscillation. There is also no reason not to believe that the next ice age is imminent - next 5,000 years or so.

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Jun-26-13 8:18 AM

Sorry Hilltopper - Yo got me going on something I really understand - Alarmist make the claim that CO2 levels are rising faster than ever before. However, they cannot accurately make that claim. To be accurate you would have to compare this inter glacial to the previous ones. The only data we have to do that is once again the ice core data. If you examine the data from previous inter-glacials you will see the time slices are 200 to 500 ears in length. The time slices get longer the deeper they go because of the compaction of the ice. What that means is you need to look at the last 500 years and put that into a single value.

Next consider this. Water Vapor is the predominant greenhouse gas making up 95% of all greenhouse gases. Not only is there more water, but it is also better at reflecting Infra red radiation. It covers a larger part of the IR spectrum and at higher intensities. CO2 makes up just 4% of the green house gases. And remember Ozone, the stuff we had to save,

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Jun-26-13 8:22 AM

continued - that is a greenhouse gas. How ironic the left said we had to increase levels of a greenhouse gas. Now according to the Oak Ridge National Labs mankind produces about 5.7 GT of CO2 from burning fossil fuels. The earth generates between 190 GT and 230 GT. So mankind produces roughly 2.5% of all CO2 and 0.0025% of all Greenhouse gases. Please explain ow such a minuscule amount will have this great influence.

Bottom line, we don't know enough about climate. What BO is proposing is fighting a fire without the knowledge to do so. How do we know we aren't throwing water on a grease fire?

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Jun-26-13 9:52 AM

Scarecrow: What caused many lakes in the Adirondaks to go "dead", such as Silver Lake which produced a state record brookie? The LH said it was void of aquatic life until re-stocked? Acid rain is a farce made up by Liberal-Democrats? Why has the DEC issued warnings on the consumption of fish from most lakes up north?

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