Comments by Will1960
Posted on May 19 at 3:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)
In Denver, Colorado where the headquarters of Direct TV is based, they fired a wheelchair bound employee with an excellent record of job performance for testing positive for Marijuana. Direct TV didn't care that this employee was a licensed card holder to receive medical marijuana to treat multiple-scurrilous or that he scored exemplary evaluations by Direct TV's own management. This company fought the case all through the appeals process, setting a very bad precedent that corporations can legally fire any employee for a failed test even if they are licensed by a doctor to use MM. An employee shouldn't have to chose between his job and his health.
The fact that pot stays in your system weeks after any impairment has dissipated is the leading reason why so many workers fail drug tests. Most of these applicants are capable workers. As more states opt to legalize, it's imperative for businesses to modify their drug testing policies to the world we live in today, not the 1980s.
Posted on May 7 at 10:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)
"I got it. Capdisgeo thinks African Americans are all violent, because they are black."
Your rebuttal doesn't address any of the legitimate points raised by capdisgeo. Your taking a page from the Al Sharpton playbook; Ignore the troubling facts, don't hold criminals to account, just call the other side a racist and blame all the ills of the African-American community on a racist society.
Unfortunately, this inflammatory strategy is quite effective in shutting down any meaningful dialogue. Race hustlers such as Sharpton don't offer any solutions, they just portray African-Americans as victims of white suppression. Few in the media have the guts to call out these race hustlers for fear that they'll be branded a racist as well.
Posted on May 2 at 5:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I suspect the victims of these two are getting more satisfaction with being paid the ordered restitution rather than having them sent to jail where they couldn't pay the money back as quickly. If the victims wanted the defendants to receive a jail sentence they would have complained that justice wasn't being served.
Posted on April 27 at 10:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)
In response Union said in a prepared statement, “We are disappointed the Mayor chose to mischaracterize what was discussed.”
Union has to make a better attempt of clarifying the reasons why they oppose this project than just simply saying their point of view was mischaracterized. The Mayor lodged a serious accusations against Union. I don't think he pulled that charge out of thin air. Both sides should summarize their discussions regarding the Nott Street site in a clearer context. Also it appears that Union bought the building on the site as a bargaining chip to delay the project.
Posted on April 26 at 3:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Lawmakers and law enforcement need to take a proactive approach to dealing these scammers by funding tasks forces that can effectively go after them as well as stiffen the penalties for their crimes. The ease in which these scammers can set up a boiler room to bilk people out of millions makes their crime quite appealing to them. Unfortunately, it takes many sad stories before any meaningful action is done to address this growing and widespread problem. Its only going to get worse.
Posted on April 11 at 4:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)
A recent national poll showed 59% of all voters deemed Hillary to be dishonest. What kind of candidates refuses to address or engage his opponent biggest flaw? A vanity candidate that is interested in raising awareness of issues important to him, not winning the White House.
Posted on April 2 at 10:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)
It's worth pointing out that DA Carney has never had a case deemed a wrongful prosecution by the higher courts during his long tenure. He also secured an indictment in a Fatal dwi case 2 months after a crash occurred that killed 3 people. Compare that record to Albany County that took 20 months to bring an indictment in a recent similar case. His conviction rate and guilty pleas in murder cases is stellar.
It's easy to cherry pick cases looking for flaws, but if one takes an honest look at Carney's record in full, overall it's quite exemplary.
Posted on March 29 at 9:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)
"Dickinson has said she tried to include the story in a 2002 memoir, "No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel," but her publisher refused."
This publisher was among many people in positions of power that help to prevent Bill Cosby from ever being held accountable. Thus he was able to continue his destructive path. He was protected for many years due to his iconic standing and a complicit media ignoring these cases, even though there was able evidence to investigate them.
Posted on March 20 at 7:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)
These convicts all blame their behavior on their addiction taking no responsibility for their scheming, conniving conduct, especially ring leader Henry Hicks. He has been scamming people in the Capital District since the 1970s. Thievery is in his DNA. It's like breathing to him. So it's refreshing to see that the judge was able to see through his deceptive act and not buy into the notion that he's the one whose the victim here.
Hicks quickly ratted out his cohorts in a desparate effort to minimize his sentence. If not for his compulsion to scam the community the real victims might have spared. Justice was served when the judge determined that Hicks wasn't worthy of being spared.
Posted on March 2 at 2:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Democrats are falling in line. Republicans are falling apart.
This lead sentence leaves out a big equation of the story. Missing is the fact is that so far the primaries have shown that the Republican turnout has far exceeded those for the Democrats. While Trump may inspire some Democrats to show up for Hilliary, he's brought in more voters who have felt excluded and have never participated in past elections. This influx of new, angry voters is a huge dilemma for Hillary's campaign.