Comments by Will1960
Posted on September 26 at 1:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Chuck D, you'd have to admit that the world(excluding India,China) but with especially the USA leading the way, has become more environmentally conscience in the past 10 years. Thus restricting pipeline projects and tightening the regulations that govern them. So I don't agree that those previous catastrophes and there are many, were debated to the extent that keystone has been. You would also acknowledge that research/technology geared toward the safer and cleaner production of oil is a factor in having less impact on the environment.
Posted on September 25 at 9:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Well, Chuck D while that's quite a massive list of pipeline accidents and no, it's not acceptable. However, the agencies responsible for ensuring the safety of those breached pipelines mentioned were a smorgasbord of county, city and state regulations. My point being is that the XL Pipeline has been the most studied and scrutinized pipeline project in history and after an exhaustive review, Obama's own state department ruled favorably for the project.
Right now the main alternative used is to transport oil on trains and that method has proven to be quite deadly for both Canada and the USA. Currently, alternative energy resources such as solar power and wind can't meet the demands of our economic energy needs. With the advanced technology and enormous resources available for the construction of Keystone, we shouldn't draw a false comparison to Keystone and the many pipeline accidents you have noted.
Posted on September 25 at 12:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The question of safety should be at the forefront of laying down any oil pipeline and Obama's own state department concluded that transporting oil through the XL pipeline is a much safer mechanism than having the oil shipped across the country on trains. Also, the report cited the environmental impact of building the XL was minimal. If an oil leakage is such a concern, laying down a titanium pipeline should allay those fears. But I suspect that precaution wouldn't satisfy the opposition, as fanatical environmentalists won't compromise on any aspect of this issue.
Posted on September 20 at 5:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)
If marijuana were sold in a legal and regulated framework, there wouldn't be any market for the lethal synthetic pot. But when it comes to the drug war, Schumer has always advocated for laws that expand the government's power along with the astronomical budgets needed to fund them. Getting behind stricter prohibitions achieves little to nothing toward curbing this black market and the problems that come with it. Legalized pot would completely wipe out the demand for synthetic pot. But Schumer has fought all legalization efforts as long as he's been in office and will continue to do so until he's retired.
Posted on September 16 at 7:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)
If this offender got his license at age 16, he's averaged 4 suspensions every year for the past four years. Quite an accomplishment. The judge needs to tether a GPS ankle bracelet that would alert authorities and keep him from getting behind the wheel or sit him in jail. Otherwise, there's no stopping this guy.
Posted on August 24 at 12:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)
This practice of charging for delivery fees is rife with the opportunity for the manager/ owner to rip off the driver. It also complicates how the drives is compensated. A lot of pizzerias locally do this and it certainly cuts down on the tips their drivers receive as most customers assume the fee is a gratuity. The drivers should kept track of their millage and get re-in burst at the end of their shift.
Posted on August 18 at 2:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Typical Pnotto not citing one study or fact to support his patriotic fervor for the drug war.
"If it was up to idiots like the two of you, the US would have more than 1 in 6 people addicted to hardcore narcotics where it would be 1 in 3 per FBI statistics."
Pnotto you just pulled this crap above out of thin air. And your long-winded rant suggests that people really need to have a law to tell them not do Heroin. Your belief that we need to have a heavy handed reliance on law enforcement is getting more antiquated and less politically viable, thankfully. Just look at what happened where Portugal which decriminalized all drugs: their drug use went down as did their overdoses and law enforcement now can focus its scant resources on other issues. There's no reason why this country wouldn't experience the same results if only we leaders with a backbone to take on the status quo that profits from the drug war.
The industries that thrives off waging a war on drugs, don't want to solve the problems associated with addiction, they just want the government to build more prisons requiring taxpayers to continue to throw more resources into the drug war money pit.
Posted on August 17 at 10:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Schenectady would have been wiser to invest its funds in a Heroin maintenance program where the addict can work a job or be with their families as they are weened off the drug by a doctor.
Unfortunately, America rejects this proven approach(as in Germany and Switzerland) where those countries have significantly reduced their Heroin overdoses along with drug-related crime. Instead, we continue to revert to the same old, tired, failed policies of using our criminal justice system in an attempt to solve what is essentially a health issue. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. The drug war has demonstrated this logic for decades.
Once the government creates and funds a task force to fight the drug war, it clings on to the taxpayer forever. The Task Force will never be held accountable to succeed as the budget will continue to grow each year, regardless of the results.
Posted on August 11 at 2 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It's unfortunate that an old church building in Schenectady can't be utilized without having to tear it down and replace it with a ubiquitous cookie-cutter structure. Though, it's fortunate that we have a solid business in Stewart's to step up to the plate to add another property to the tax rolls then have the Church sit idle as it slowly decays into blight.
Posted on July 27 at 5:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I praised Chris Gibbs when he threw his hat into the Mayor's race. Unfortunately, when you give accolades to someone without knowing that person, your words can backfire.