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Posted on October 30 at 9:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I would like to see a poll that asks this question: Would you be willing to pay a little more for your fast food items in order for those FF workers are able to earn a livable wage? My inclination is that if the issue were framed this way, the public would support raising the minimum wage. The corporations that run these business will certainly pass this cost on to the consumer, but if the public is willing to absorb that increase, why not just do the right thing for the workers who make the business viable.
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These corporations don't seem to have any problem paying their CEOs and upper management 400x the rate of their employees who are just seeking to make ends meet. Gluttony should not be treated as virtue despite the fact that many corporations embrace it at the expense of their lower end workers.


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Posted on October 15 at 7:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The biggest disappointment in Gone Girl was the unbelievable manner is which Amy reunites with former troubled boyfriend, Dez with a one-in-a-million chance meeting. The plot is hinged together with this hokey device that is unfortunately has become all too common in the story line of many of today's movies. The way that this scene was just glossed over made it impossible for me to suspend my disbelief from that point on. It seems that you and other critics were so engrossed with the plot and how or if it followed the book's version that you've all overlooked this major flaw in Gone Girl. I haven't read the book but I will now just to see how the book explains this small but critical detail of the story.


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Posted on September 25 at 5:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

How is Al Sharpton able to meddle and pull the strings of the Obama Administration while at the same time host a nightly cable show? And how does MSNBC allow this racebaiter to get away with such a blatant conflict of interest? Whenever a TV personality announces their decision to run for political office, the very next thing they do is step down from their position in the media. Sharpton's behind-the-scenes role of influencing policy is much more grievous. He has single-handedly destroyed what little creditability that fledgling network had left.


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Posted on September 16 at 6:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The families of the victims had sympathy for the defendant and that factor played a significant role in the light sentence. This result hardly sends a message of deterrence for other boaters who might be faced with the decision to drink and ride. This man was responsible for the deaths of two young people who had their entire lives ahead of them. He should have received a much longer sentence.


From: NY boater gets prison for fatal Hudson River crash


Posted on September 15 at 10:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Sara,

You might want to explore the death penalty aspect or our criminal justice system in a future column. According to the Innocence Project, since 1973 there have been 146 inmates exonerated from death row. These inmates spent an average of over ten years in prison before they were freed. With so many mistakes in play here, one can only wonder how many people were executed that were innocent. Fortunately, New York State doesn't have a death penalty yet it's worth informing and educating the public on how such a flawed system can remain in place with so much damning evidence against it.


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Posted on September 11 at 12:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

My friend owns a business on Van Vranken Avenue and he worries that these kind incidents will stop people from coming to the Goosehill area for anything. He commented to me that the street is full of kids loitering around during the day when they ought to be in school. It appears that no one is paying attention to this pervasive problem and the parents aren't being held accountable, either. This story has far reaching consequences for Schenectady beyond those who were injured or arrested. There needs to be more attention and resources devoted to these at-risk kids before they set out to destroy themselves.


From: Schenectady brawl leads to four injuries, two arrests


Posted on August 27 at 7:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What could unhinge someone to lose it like this? I know situations can escalate but this cook could have easy killed this man. Over what?


From: Argument leads to stabbing in Saratoga Springs kitchen


Posted on August 24 at 12:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Nor do the astronomical prices match up with the shrimpy portion sizes and tepid food. This reviewer was quite generous with her review. I too, was impressed by the decorum, but that aspect couldn't overcome the overall negative experience of dining there. After all the disastrous reviews on yelp, one might think that the owners of Mexican Radio would consider doing a major overhaul to address the numerous complaints. No such luck!


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Posted on August 13 at 7:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If ever there was a case that warranted sending a message, this is it. In addition, this delinquent juror hasn't been honest in any of her dealing with the judge. Were her claims that her boyfriend was injured ever substantiated? We may never discover her real motive for going AWOL. Unless she comes clean, there's no compelling reason for the judge to cut her a break.


From: Missing Schenectady juror’s fate in judge’s hands


Posted on August 7 at 7:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This kind of conduct should have strict penalties, so the jurors know ahead of time that if they choose to act like this irresponsible woman they will go to jail. Let there be a silver lining of spelling out the punishment when the jurors are sworn in. Let's just hope this judge sends that message.


From: Mistrial ordered in Schenectady murder case after juror again a no-show


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