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Cheers and jeers

July 27, 2013

JEERS — To political theater. Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are running for elected positions in New York state. We are sure you are well aware of their comeback campaigns....

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Patriot1

Jul-27-13 7:53 AM

Spitzer and Weiner are symptomatic of the blind party allegiance which many voters use to elect their representatives. Bottom line -- our founding fathers would be appalled to observe the character of these elected representatives and would be astonished and saddened that the voting public would even consider them for office. As for our governor -- he is the latest leader of the three-ring circus which we call Albany, and postures politically in the hope of achieving higher federal office. Once again, New York State, The Failed State.

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TiredOfTax

Jul-27-13 8:56 AM

That first paragraph says a lot about NYS and the blind following that New Yorkers give their worthless leaders. Even Charlie Rangel after the Ethics Committee found Rangel guilty of 11 counts of violating House ethics rules, and on December 2, 2010, the full House approved a sanction of censure against Rangel, he was easily REELECTED! I am only glad that these morons are not of the republican party. This way is a lot more fun!

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TheArchitect

Jul-27-13 9:02 AM

Jeers: Fulton County Solid Waste Director Jeff Bouchard’s concept to allow Montgomery County, or other neighboring waste generator’s, to dispose their solid waste in the Fulton County Landfill.

This concept is a short-term financial scheme that appears to have financial justification, but has serious & costly long-term consequences for Fulton County. The costly Fulton County Landfill expansion was built, located, & sized based on Fulton County’s waste generation projections so that the county’s landfill could meet the county’s disposal needs for decades to come.

Bouchard’s proposal is a short-term shell game that falsely appears to be positive, however, his claims of mixing dirt with sludge due to low garbage volumes are completely baseless. This proposal will actually force Fulton County Landfill expansion’s to be implemented much sooner & ultimately required a new landfill to be sited & constructed decades sooner than otherwise needed, a very costly & unnecess

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TiredOfTax

Jul-27-13 9:09 AM

Cheers to growing support! Maybe NYS should go this very same route!

A proposal backed by several Colorado counties to form a new state called North Colorado is getting public support. More than four dozen people showed up Thursday at the first public meeting to discuss a proposal to form a 51st state. Nearly all of them said they support secession.

Yes I did read this on Fox News!

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MrBoB51

Jul-27-13 11:07 AM

TheArchitect, fact is, both Counties are steadily losing population. Seems to me like this type of consolidation is a smart move. Because of the population loss MC taxpayers had to pay for NOT generating an agreed to amount of waste. Imagine having to pay for NOT producing waste and you'll understand the wisdom of this consolidation.

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MrBoB51

Jul-27-13 11:24 AM

NYC deserves these 2 clowns. Weiner Spitzer or Spitzer Weiner, just a couple of dogs that leave a bad taste in your mouth. Heheh. That just might be a good campaign slogan for Christine Quinn.

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TiredOfTax

Jul-27-13 12:50 PM

A new study suggests President Obama’s Affordable Care Act might have yet another huge and negative unintended consequence: if low-income adults can get health insurance through Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, they are less likely to try and get a job — or keep a job. Applying our labor supply estimates directly to this population, we predict a decline in employment of between 530,000 and 940,000 in response to this group of individuals being made newly eligible for free or heavily subsidized health insurance. This would represent a decline in the aggregate employment rate of between 0.3 and 0.6 percentage points from this single component of the ACA.

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MrBoB51

Jul-27-13 12:57 PM

Not to mention the Labor Force Participation Rate which is already at an all time low.

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drugsrus

Jul-28-13 12:20 AM

yup, respect and decency are part of history. It's cool to send pictures of yourself in various stages of undress, in provocative poses.

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yukonjack

Jul-28-13 7:42 AM

Downtown Gloversville will have tumble weed blowing down Main St with the opening of WM(community killer)..Lesson never learned .DON"T PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET...RIP GLOVERSVILLE!

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TiredOfTax

Jul-28-13 9:26 AM

CONTINUED: . “Every other month, I receive the barrels from my sister in New York City,” he told The Post. “Whatever I don’t need, I sell. “My sister uses food stamps to buy most of the things she sends me,” Jean added. He says the barrels are filled with cereal, baby formula, juices, olive oil and canned soup. He said his sister uses Long Island City’s Santiago Cargo Express, where barrels full of food cost $100 to ship to the DR. When The Post found Jean, he was lugging an empty barrel down the street and hoping to sell it to a friend for $35. Many Dominicans then use the containers to store water for their homes.

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TiredOfTax

Jul-28-13 9:26 AM

Last week, The Post revealed how New Yorkers on welfare are buying food with their benefit cards and shipping it in blue barrels to poor relatives in the Caribbean. But not everyone is giving the taxpayer-funded fare to starving children abroad. The Post last week found two people hawking barrels of American products for a profit on the streets of Santiago. “It’s a really easy way to make money, and it doesn’t cost me anything,” a seller named Maria-Teresa said Friday. A thirtysomething Haitian national, he said his sister in Queens uses her EBT card to purchase food before shipping it to him from Long Island City

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Annarondac

Jul-28-13 9:35 AM

Cheers to celebrate the life of Vange Hogue. She brought the plight of civil rights for blacks and Native American history to the education system long before they were accepted courses. She was a pillar in our community and an absolutely lovely person.

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rschweizer

Jul-29-13 3:04 PM

MrBoB51, I think you better do your homework before giving any praise to Christine Quinn.

And those elections are for city elections, not state. You gott ahand it to Weiner that he may have screwed up royally (after last week's new allegations, I've now been totally turned off), that he was a pretty good and tough congressman. And the same for Spitzer as AG at least.

And before all, we should look at the real group of con artists called our Board of Supervisors who have no real qualifications other than knowing someone to get on the ballot.

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GReader

Jul-29-13 3:24 PM

Weinberg and Spitzer are only the poster boys for many, many other politicians in state and federal government whose behaviors prove that they believe the rules do not apply to them.

The Moreland Commission will do nothing to alleviate this problem. Until we stop re-electing the incumbents, or at least create term limits, we are all contributing to this epidemic.

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PleaseGetAClue

Jul-29-13 4:38 PM

TOT: "...the full House approved a sanction of censure against Rangel, he was easily REELECTED! I am only glad that these morons are not of the republican party. This way is a lot more fun!" It also strongly shows how weak the GOP candidates opposing him were. A LOUD and CLEAR message alright

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TiredOfTax

Jul-29-13 5:27 PM

In a progressive haven like NYC Ronald Reagan couldn't be elected. You and your progressive friends can have NYC as they all simply love the likes of what you democrats provide... entertaining criminal representatives.

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rschweizer

Jul-29-13 11:54 PM

If you take Ronald Reagan the Actor as your president, I'll take Abe Lincoln, TR, FDR, and JFK.

Not to mention the under Reagan, the 80's are consistently ranked as among the worst decades to live in the US.

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TiredOfTax

Jul-30-13 2:01 PM

Jimmy Carter had the largest rise in the misery index. it ROSE 7.0% Under President Reagan it fell 9.61%. All I can say in reply to your claim is, duh?

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rschweizer

Jul-30-13 4:13 PM

TiredOfTax, no one mentioned Jimmy Carter anywhere here. You just love adding things that don't exist to argument. This is why no one can ever take you seriously.

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TiredOfTax

Jul-30-13 6:06 PM

RS "Not to mention the under Reagan, the 80's are consistently ranked as among the worst decades to live in the US." Carter was the cause of the misery, Reagan was the cure. Not unlike today's president making everyone long for the good old days!

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