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Cheers and jeers

August 10, 2013

CHEERS — To a collective effort....

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xsubsquid

Aug-10-13 12:53 AM

Paying employees in the power industry $100,000+ wages is within the going pay scale of the industry. Power industry wages are based on the knowledge and work ethic expected of the employees, the bizarre and life-shortening shift work schedules they are often required to work and the hazardous nature of most of the jobs.

While I agree with the editorial writer regarding the need for a plane and the staff for it, thinking that the wages are out of line with reality is itself out of line with reality.

Good luck to NYPA retaining qualified staff if it caves to such beliefs and lowers wages, relying instead on the pie-in-the-sky benefit of the state retirement system.

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tommylarry

Aug-10-13 6:58 AM

Jeers to the new traffic circle near the new walmart. This is going to be a fiasco when the store opens and then add in a burglar king on the corner of Kingsboro and 30a... I saw an 18 wheeler have to cut the corner and go the wrong way around the circle because he couldn't fit his truck through the tiny circle the other day. Fortunately there wasn't much traffic at the time. Wait till that happens at 5pm on a Friday...

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MrBoB51

Aug-10-13 7:56 AM

Jeers to the so called 'helping hand'. This story is more like 'FC unable to take home owners property, State steps in to bully recalcitrant property owners with the threat of eminent domain'. As a property owner in MC who has a 125 foot rail trail right of way thru my property I can assure you folks there is MUCH more to this story than the cutesy phrase 'quality of life'. The story is called Agenda 21 and now it's in FC's back yard heading for MC, but our new County Govt. is set up to thwart these attacks against Home Rule Jurisdiction by Agenda 21 stalwarts despite Cuomo's rewriting of Article X of the Home Powers Act in 2011. Taxpayers in FC need to find out which of your sneaky politicians support this 'program' because this State intrusion didn't come out of thin air.

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MrBoB51

Aug-10-13 8:02 AM

correction: should read 'a 325 foot right of way thru my property'.

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yukonjack

Aug-10-13 8:21 AM

Just joined FC Credit union this year.If I have to go through #@$^& Wal Mart to do my banking I will change banks again!!Maybe a bank ,if there are any,in downtown Gloversville..Should be a lot of open parking spaces when the Mom and Pop stores close! BOYCOTT WAL MART!!!!

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FireKatt

Aug-10-13 8:30 AM

CHEERS to the LH and it's editors for continually bringing the plight of Fort Plain to the attention of its readers. There is still so much needed in this little village. We will be having a fundraiser today to support the victims of the flooding of the Otsquago Creek. Please come to Hazlett Park and Unity Hall in Fort Plain today for fun and fundraisers. There is $1,500 in raffle prizes and $250 prizes in a historic and fun Scavenger Hunt plus much more!!! Chicken BBQ and Ice Cream Social is on the menu! Please come and help support Fort Plain. !!! <3

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TiredOfTax

Aug-10-13 9:33 AM

HUMOR? Jay Leno: “Before they went on vacation, Congress voted to exempt themselves from ??Obamacare?. They gave themselves a special exemption, because they thought it was too expensive. So, the people who voted for Obamacare for us voted to exempt themselves from Obamacare. You know how doctors take the Hippocratic Oath? Congress apparently takes the hypocritic oath.”

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TiredOfTax

Aug-10-13 10:44 AM

MrBob, the collectives are here for your excess property... please step aside while we see what else you have we need and oh yeah please make that tax payment as you leave. It is for the needy you know!

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MrBoB51

Aug-10-13 2:31 PM

Aw crap, my forced donation to the FFCHS Teachers Union, also known as School Taxes, comes due next month.

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TheArchitect

Aug-10-13 6:57 PM

Jeers: To the local public school districts for the deplorable scores of local students' on the latest state tests.

“Local educators say the test scores will serve as a new baseline, and districts will aim to improve from there.” If the test scores don’t improve, and drastically, local educators should be fired.

The ever-increasing high cost of outcome-based public education cannot be justified when the most of the students are not proficient in basic mathematics and English.

Local parents who have children attending local public schools should give serious consideration to placing their children in private school, given the poor job the local schools are doing in providing basic education. There is a cost for sending your children to private school; however, all but a few of the students in private school are proficient in mathematics and English, along with the remainder of the subjects. There is more of a negative cost of sending your children to public school.

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gville70

Aug-10-13 9:39 PM

Figures Bob would be one of the jerks holding up the rail trail.. Your right of way was railroad property long before you got there buddy.. I'll be sure to moon you on my way down the trail ...

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rschweizer

Aug-10-13 10:50 PM

xsubsquid, you're preaching to the wrong choir. This is Fulton County where there's this belief that no one, regardless of qualifications, deserves to make more than $35,000 in taxpayer salary! ALL work can be done for less and if no one will do it, we'll find someone who can! We'll just go down to a Stewart's or any gas station and find a manager who can be the power operations manager to a highly complex system that requires specific training and educational background, including engineering and business.

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MrBoB51

Aug-11-13 7:29 AM

Gville70, First off, I live in Montgomery County, I'm not holing up anything in FULTON Co.. Second, the right of way thru my MONTGOMERY County property is held by Fulton Rail Properties, it's not MY right of way. Care to comment on anything else you don't know about? Ahem, really, who's a jerk???

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MrBoB51

Aug-11-13 12:58 PM

Gawd, another liberal reduced to babbling nonsense, trying in anger and confusion to insult me. Focus if you can, now what does Rush have to do with the Rail Trail?. As far as I know, nothing. You did not understand a word of either of my comments regarding the Rail Trail did you. You're just another angry liberal who needs to be heard. Ok, we hear you, do you have anything other than vitriol to offer to the conversation? You ought to try Church, it may help to control your hate and anger. May God bless you on this beautiful Sunday afternoon, relax, have a BBQ and a Valium.

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TiredOfTax

Aug-11-13 1:30 PM

G70, so vulgar of you to bring it up... maybe you believe you are so superior in your slang no one else would understand? It is you that belongs rubbed out, a lot of people would understand that!

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MrBoB51

Aug-12-13 8:06 AM

TOT, don't be so harsh, sixth grade has been the toughest 15 years in g70's life so far.

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rschweizer

Aug-12-13 12:24 PM

TiredOfTax, you're in no position to talk vulgarity.

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TiredOfTax

Aug-12-13 1:25 PM

Thanks RS, I see you are in the wrong chat room again... the **** site must be another bookmark! This is a public forum for public use, not a personal chat.

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MrBoB51

Aug-12-13 1:35 PM

Rs, TOT didn't 'talk vulgarity', g70 did. TOT did however condemn g70's childish vulgarity and to you THAT is a sin that cannot be tolerated and must be silenced. Speaking of vulgar, some might say you expose your sorry self with every post.

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TiredOfTax

Aug-12-13 6:22 PM

Bob, RS has in the past been vulgar enough to have a post removed... he made 70 seem like a choir boy! In this case he is the pot calling the shiny chrome kettle black!

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TiredOfTax

Aug-12-13 8:20 PM

JEERS to no answers!

On August 12, Joe DiGenova, attorney for one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, told Washington D.C.'s WMAL that one of the reasons people have remained tight-lipped about Benghazi is because 400 U.S. missiles were "diverted to Libya" and ended up being stolen and falling into "the hands of some very ugly people." DiGenova represents Benghazi whistleblower Mark Thompson. He told WMAL that he "does not know whether [the missiles] were at the annex, but it is clear the annex was somehow involved in the distribution of those missiles." He claimed his information "comes from a former intelligence official who stayed in constant contact with people in the special ops and intelligence community." He said the biggest concern right now is finding those missiles before they can be put to use. "They are worried, specifically according to these sources, about an attempt to shoot down an airliner," he claimed.

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TiredOfTax

Aug-12-13 10:34 PM

IRONY!

After meeting with the prime minister of Greece in the Oval Office on Thursday, President Barack Obama said it is important that government officials in Greece have a plan to manage their debt.

In the United States, the total national debt is $16.7 trillion and Congress and the president are gearing up to raise the ceiling on federal borrowing – to keep up the spending after the August recess.

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rschweizer

Aug-13-13 12:45 PM

TiredOfTax: There is a MASSIVE difference between the government of the United States and the government of the Hellenic Republic of Greece, specifically the facts that:

The European Union had serious hesitations about allowing Greece to join as a member nation since most of its economy is spurred by only tourism and shipbuilding, which is in decline; compare that to the more diverse economies of the EU and also to other instances where the EU hesitated to let nations join for the same reason (Romania and Poland come to mind);

Statistics show that upwards of THIRTY PERCENT of all business in Greece is done under the table; THIRTY PERCENT! Where's the accountability? It's no wonder at all why their economy collapsed, what with there being no knowledge of 30% of cash being anywhere but in someone's pocket.

Italy has the same issue today, with 25-30% bein unaccounted for, and yet that slimeball g-inny Berlusconi being able to operate his country into the ground. He'll rot in ja

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rschweizer

Aug-13-13 12:47 PM

MrBoB51, nope, sorry, but you did say 'muslim pig' in another section. That's vulgar. You and ToT have now opened the floodgate to all kinds of obscnenities.

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TiredOfTax

Aug-13-13 6:28 PM

RS there is a MASSIVE difference in the DEBT of these countries as well. Obamas plan is much like taking 100 kids to the county fair and telling them to go do it all spend all they can even when you are on a fixed income. Difference here is Obama can just tax, print or borrow his way into temporary solvency, people can't. But that does not make fiscal sense, you know that already as you are the successful business man. How large a debt do you carry?

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