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Do you expect the local economy to improve in the new year?

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GetRealPeeps

Jan-09-14 2:05 AM

Will be no improvement in kingville until he is gone.

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MrBoB51

Jan-02-14 10:15 AM

Well Hill, I still have some of that optimism but as to hair, yeh..I still have some of that too 'cept now I have it places it shouldn't be, like on my ears, nose....sigh.

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Hilltopper

Jan-01-14 11:04 AM

Hey BoB: Remember this one from the late 60's? We all ahd it back then, optimism and "Hair".

When the moon is in the Seventh House And Jupiter aligns with Mars Then peace will guide the planets And love will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius The Age of Aquarius Aquarius! Aquarius!

Harmony and understanding Sympathy and trust abounding No more falsehoods or derisions Golden living dreams of visions Mystic crystal revelation And the mind's true liberation Aquarius! Aquarius!

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MrBoB51

Jan-01-14 9:24 AM

Yup, just smart enough to have put you and your liberal idiocy to bed.....Next liberal please.

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Adirondackal

Jan-01-14 9:23 AM

"Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it." George Santayana

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BEREAL64

Dec-31-13 2:55 PM

Bob – I stated that I don’t believe in extremes. That goes for the left and the right. I see logic on both sides of the political spectrum. However, through my observation of history I have seen little good from governments or philosophies that are based on extreme beliefs. I don’t agree with you on almost everything because you are an extremist. Don’t assume you are even close to being bright enough to define my positions or label my thinking. Your statements on this board clearly indicate a narcissistic level that is off the charts. You definitely are not as smart as you think you are but I’m sure you will continue to post to stroke your ego and feed into your myopic point of view.

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TiredOfTax

Dec-31-13 12:44 PM

Liberal policies do work!!

10,988,269: 2013 Closes With Record Number on Disability Getting Highest-Ever Monthly Benefits

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TiredOfTax

Dec-31-13 10:55 AM

I still vote no. But I do wish that the rose colored glasses fit them as well as the straight jackets should to the crazy thoughts!

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MrBoB51

Dec-31-13 7:41 AM

Revolt, keeping the cost of living down is bad because.....?

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MrBoB51

Dec-31-13 7:39 AM

Good question Laker. The only answer I can think of is we have a better Bowling Alley..?

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MrBoB51

Dec-31-13 7:23 AM

Bereal, if you don't believe in extremes why are you a liberal/progressive? In fact, you don't appear to know what you are, no 'core beliefs' as evidenced by your own statement that as a Constitutional Individualist I am 'extreme'. Understand yourself before you try to condemn what eludes and frightens you. All I can say is if you do not like being labeled a liberal/progressive...stop being one unless it's easier having me define you than you define and defend your own ideology. No matter how hard you try, and you are trying, you can never say the same of me. Here's another opinionated definition you won't like either: liberalism is the belief everyone deserves a 'living wage' without working for it.

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revoltnow

Dec-31-13 4:41 AM

it's pretty clear that this area is and alway's will be kept stagnant. keeping the cost of living down for the low income/senior's...welfare.underbelly comunities....

nothing will change. i just wish a bit of honesty would come with the political smokescreen...

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notgood

Dec-30-13 7:15 PM

Nothing can change, Why? because we live in New York!

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drugsrus

Dec-30-13 6:46 PM

BEREAL64, that is about right, but IF that list is fulfilled one step at a time, soon some things will take care of themselves as the overall situation gets better.

Loyal, stop with the "young professional" stuff. My experience with that gang is that they all want the big bucks, the BMW, and all the amenities of a metropolitan area that you won't find any closer than Albany. And they want this "stuff" NOW -they think a diploma is a dues receipt for lessons in life

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Pards13

Dec-30-13 5:07 PM

I guess it's hopeless.

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LoyalSocialist

Dec-30-13 4:16 PM

Unless the counties' businesses and industries start to cater to young, educated professionals, nothing will change. Most of my friends/family have moved away (including myself) due to the lack of careers that require a college degree or specialized skill. It is a beautiful area; but it lacks in quality education, sense of community, financial stability, and overall safety. I honestly do not understand why anyone under the age of 60 would want to live in that area anymore, other than because they have family there.

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Adirondackal

Dec-30-13 4:14 PM

Come move to Gloversville! We are only 50 miles for Cuomo approved DRONE BASE in Rome. Thanks Democrat congressional delegation and King Cuomo. People will line up to live here so the Federal government can practice spying on us from the air. And who here is going to stop it?

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BEREAL64

Dec-30-13 2:51 PM

OK, let me get this straight. In order for Fulton County to improve we first have to get rid of section 8, force poor people to move, reform NYS and change the leadership, improve code enforcement, tear down blighted buildings, establish a workforce for an industry we don’t know yet, and of course reduce taxes and state mandates. Then we might have a setting were we might be able to improve the community. That’s coming from the realists. Wow, whiners taking it to a whole new level - whining squared. By the way, thank you Ann for a post that made sense.

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Pards13

Dec-30-13 2:17 PM

Hilltopper, I agree with everything that you stated but you left out one thing. Judges need to expedite the removal of problem tenants so good land lords do not take a severe financial hit. I had to evict a non paying tenant who destroyed the property and was awarded a judgement and lien against the the tenant. All told I was out about $6000 which is difficult to recoup. After the sheriff threw them out they broke back in and stole the copper for another $1000. That was a tough year to pay taxes, mortgage, insurance and contractors to fix the damage. Once that is done then landlords should have to keep their properties up to a reasonable standard.

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DakotaRick

Dec-29-13 11:32 AM

B+

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TiredOfTax

Dec-28-13 11:15 PM

The loss of manufacturing jobs is a national trend, but New York has felt the sting more than some other states. Paul Blackley, an economics professor at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, said New York state lost 42 percent of manufacturing jobs from 1990 through 2006. Over the same period, Florida lost 18 percent.

Blackley said there's no single reason for New York's drop, but business costs and an older infrastructure likely play a role.

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Patriot1

Dec-28-13 7:21 PM

Sorry - section 8 housing.

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Patriot1

Dec-28-13 7:20 PM

Bereal appears to misdefine "whiners". The vast majority of people who read their comments and agree with them would be considered realists. When the tax burden of New York State increasingly puts pressure on the producers and in effect forces them to move, that is reality. When a relatively impoverished area builds section 6 housing, this is a project which is a "redistribution of income" which does no area any benefit. Firstly, New York State must be reformed - everything else follows.

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Hilltopper

Dec-28-13 3:13 PM

Strict code enforcement will force the slum lords to sink money into their properties to bring them up to code. They will either fix the house and raise the rent or let them go for back taxes after fines are levied. Higher rents will lead the tenants to seek greener pastures. Abandoned houses should fall victim to a quick wrecking ball. If the GFD does the job they will justify current staffing levels. If everyone involved with code enforcement is on board, especially the judge, it will be a success.

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drugsrus

Dec-28-13 1:42 PM

and don't start with that old sorry excuse of "What about parking?" - most of downtown G'ville is already a parking lot created with that long gone "urban renewal" project - parking first but they forgot to attract business to Main St.

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