Comments by tonijean613
Posted on April 2 at 7:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)
What a nice story of a nice man who clearly loved his community. My sympathy to his family and especially little Raymond who lost a GREAT Grandfather too soon. May he always be inspired by him and continue his good work.
Posted on March 30 at 10:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)
To Lana Harrison-
This is America in 2015- not a third world country we should be comparing ourselves to. We are in America- and Not allowing women, teens and young girls to choose Abortion and/or access to a safe abortiong IS OPPRESSION and that should not be tolerated by a modern society. In my opinion, forcing any woman and especially young girls/children to endure an unwanted pregnancy is TORTURE. Forcing child birth is condemning that young girl to a lifetime of mental trauma, physical trauma and possibly lifetime reproductive issues. A young teen or girl's entire life and mental health can be permanently damaged. - to me this is cruel and unnecessary torture and barbaric for our times. None of us truly knows why a woman/girl may seek an Abortion- whether its rape, incest, serious medical issue, deformed fetus) -
Just because another country has not advanced to our level of civility and equal rights- should not mean we should accept less for American women because others have it worse. That is truly going backwards..
Posted on March 30 at 9:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)
In response to Mr Hilton- preventing Fire repeats- (aside from sprinklers) basic education would go a long way- The City or Fire Department should create a simple document on Prevention- that Landlords can copy and provide to each new tenant- No smoking inside, no use of candles, not overloading circuits and banning use of certain space heaters to prevent wiring from overheating and catching fire within walls- explain how circuits can be overloaded- simple install of FIRE Extinguishers and best place to place them)- closing doors behind you if you can do so safely while exiting an apartment on fire- How to prevent grease fires while cooking (cleaning hood vents) and clearing lint from dryer vents to prevent dryer fires- replacing batteries in smoke alarms 2x year when we fall back or spring forward- There is so much the average tenant has not thought about to be fire hazards
Posted on March 30 at 9:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Barry Groat- I did not know we had a white slave problem in America-
Please tell us who they were, how many, which State(s) and who freed them or how were they freed?
Posted on March 19 at 8:37 a.m. (Suggest removal)
It is not clear from this report if the smoke and fire alarms were hardwired and cannot be disabled by a tenant or if the smoke alarms are the basic battery ones. Were any fire extinguishers available to use?
Whatever the cause- the danger from smoking, using space heaters (which overload electrical circuits), burning candles, disconnecting batteries from smoke alarms, hoarding conditions, dirty stoves/vents that cause grease fires, are all life threatening fire dangers. The best landlords cant stop tenants from doing these things -shy of eviction court.
Posted on March 4 at 10:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Your criticism of Mr Spring makes no sense. If the district is underfunded,
where is Mr Spring going to get the money to raise the wages of the para-professionals who no one is disputing deserves to be paid much better?
Do you know where money is that the rest of us don't? Last I knew, the taxpayers of Schenectady are very poor compared to districts like Loudonville and Niskayuna, Guilderland and Clifton Park.
Posted on March 4 at 10:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The root of problems at Ellis begin with greed and the For Profit model that does not belong in healthcare. When there is plenty of money and fundraising going to building unnecessary and over priced parking garages, and when the Administrators are GIVEN over $300,000- $600,000 salary which is undeserved, money is taken away from hiring high quality nurses with higher education and higher skill sets- REQUIRED to be able to recognize and react properly to a patients changing medical condition. How can you trust your families care to Ellis Hospital? If you have ever been to a hospital in a major City like Boston or Minneapolis, you immediately see and feel what quality care is. The nurses are of a higher education and skill set, and the Doctors pay more direct attention to patients. I also had a bad experience at the new Ellis Urgent Care in Clifton Park- the place was empty when I arrived for a Colitis flare up- I only needed to be re-hydrated with IV and given a medication. Yet I was there for over 8 hours- the bill I received was out of line $8000.00 - no different than an ER charge- which is what going to Urgent Care is supposed to prevent- and reduce cost of care. So, my second flare up, I went to a walkin urgent care clinic in Loudonville on Rt 9 - 30 minutes total- and cost $100.00- no IV but the $2.00 RX I needed.
The issue is the For Profit environment, and the CEOS are raking in the dough- instead of providing quality care the community deserves.
Posted on February 19 at 6:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Mr Horrocks gave his examples of Christian hypocrisy- for me I see the hypocrisy via our foreign policy against middle easterners - they are labeled terrorists, not freedom fighters as we choose to call our Christian military.
I have opened my eyes to the hypocracy of war by our American military that is a Christian military. Thou shalt not kill? If Christians in this country really believed this mantra of Jesus - there could be no American military superpower.
Not enough would sign up.
We justify killing them over there,.. BEFORE, they kill us over here- despite starting the wars based on lies. It is not even believable that the poorest of farmers (tribesman) who cant even read and live in deserts and mountains without electricity could possibly ever gain access to modern transport or military weapons and jets to make their way to America -its ludicrous. most Afghans and Pakistani and Iraqis had never even heard of America before we started bombing them to crumbs- creating only chaos, and despair destroying what simple lives they had. Pre-emptive killing and drones only inciting hatred and grief on a population that has no understanding of why they are the target of Americas wrath- a Christian country. Our military - are returning mentally and emotionally destroyed and many suicides for what they have participated in. Im sorry, but how a Christian population treats its own via City Mission is not as important as how a Christian nation treats those outside their borders.
Posted on February 19 at 2:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)
This does not address the properties abandoned due to flooding or fire
and condemned by Code to structurally unsafe Owners have no ability to make such costly repairs . The City could at least speed up the transfer so that another person with financial ability to make the repairs has the opportunity to buy before unpaid back taxes start accumulating beyond the point of affordability.
Posted on February 15 at 4:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Do you really believe NO OTHER Religion is committing barbaric acts? or are you choosing to close your eyes to our own American/ Christian terrorism?
Are you not familiar with the Klu Klux Kan and what those WHITE Christians did? hanging and burning alive blacks and torturing their bodies by cutting off their body parts? Done in America- a Christian nation. KKK is still active today.
You may want to Google Jesse Washington to refresh your memory - he was horribly mutilated and burned alive in front of SCHOOL Children on lunch break. - that is OUR history and terrorism and continues today in more subtle ways. Slavery and Jim Crow in the American South was justified in the name of Christ. In America, its the racists who often cite the Bible to justify their evil acts. The American military is a Christian Military- yet they drop bombs on innocent people that blow children apart. Why are you not equating this LEGAL form of Terrorism as barbaric? Perhaps if the countries we have invaded for oil, had the same military capacity we do, they would not be murdering people with swords and fire but would be killing our fashion via -drones/ bombs. The Terrorism we give... is the Terrorism we get. Before you ask Muslims to start being the solution, perhaps you should look inward and ask our own Christian Nation and Christian Military to stop being the root of the problem by ending the immoral wars for oil. If we invade and bomb, then they have right to defend themselves with the means they have. Instead of listening to the govt controlled American media, and immediately blaming "them"- why not- join one of the many peace groups who have been tirelessly working to end the madness- and cut through the BS information the CNN's and MSNBC's and Fox- dish out to a gullable American public. Women Against War, Bethlehem Neighbors For Peace, Guilderland NFP, Schenectady NFP, CODEPINK, Democracy Now, World Cant Wait, Peace Action Now, Saratoga Peace Alliance, Albany Peace Project. Friends Committee on National Legislation...no religious affiliation needed.