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Schoharie County can’t afford creek stabilization project Re May 19 article, “County to back flood repairs to creeks, streams”: At their meeting May 18, the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors committed millions in local taxpayers’ dollars in an attempt to “stabilize” eroded stream banks throughout the county. These stream banks are on private property, and they often adjoin town roads — not county roads. The total cost is expected to be almost $24 million, with ...

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May 23, 2012
8:44 p.m.

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Wow, I can't tell if George is trying to make a point with sarcasm, or he's as demented as the terrorists he wants to murder. I don't have a problem with capital punishment for convicted terrorists, but the operative word is convicted.

If Americans start practicing vigilante justice on the pretext that the criminals aren't Americans, we're no better than the terrorists. We're supposed to be defending our principles from enemies who would subvert them. Freedom has many costs, which can't be glibly dismissed.

There are substantial reasons to believe that some of our government agencies have falsely accused people of terrorism, based mainly on their nationality, in order to justify their existence. The result may well be innocent people imprisoned - or even murdered. Does George really want America to be like Syria? If so, maybe he should move there.

May 23, 2012
8:58 p.m.

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You mean like Obama assassinating Anwar al-Awlaki who was an American citizen. He should have been killed but only after being convicted in an American court as the Constitution requires. Any and all Americans regardless of what they are accused of require due process.

May 24, 2012
8:37 a.m.

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George, this IS vengefull stuff. If they are true zealots, subjecting them to lives of depravity, nudity, guarded by females is torture in their minds. Mess with therir diets, never let them face Mecca. This is torture. A head, or, mass shot is too quick.