Stop taking handouts and go apply for a job
We need people to go take a job and stop waiting for free handouts from our government. They are getting working people’s tax dollars.
Want to see all the “help wanted signs go away”? Give people two weeks’ notice that ALL unemployment and subsidies will stop in two weeks. So, you have two weeks to go grab a job before they are all taken by someone else. Start by taking care of yourself and your families and stop relying on the working people to give you everything while you sit home and check your mailbox for the free benefits. There is no free lunch!
Give your landlord a little money to show them that you want to stay in your house. Most people are afraid they will be evicted but are not doing anything about it.
Landlords have bills to pay, with no income from the tenants except to wait for the government to bail them out. Where will the bailout money come from? You guessed it — the people still working and paying payroll taxes.
Everything is costing more because employers have to pay more to entice people to come back to work. Why should working people have to pay more for everything because you refuse to take a job, perhaps the one you had before the pandemic?
Sorry to break the news, but the brain surgeon jobs you have been waiting for have already been taken.
Pull up your big boys’/girls’ pants and go to work.
Paul St. Onge
Get vaccinated to help end world crisis
In a world of 8 billion people, 15% have been fully vaccinated.
We cannot view this pandemic as a challenge only to our nation. Accepting a provincial stance limits our control of spread and leaves much of the world vastly unprotected.
The virus is transmitted primarily through human-to-human contact. When the number of unvaccinated people remains high, this provides the virus with a large reservoir of unprotected hosts.
This contact of virus to humans allows the virus the ability to replicate, alter the current strain, and create a new mutant form.
It is concerning that the potential for new, possibly more virulent strains may have an even greater probability of mutating and an even greater detrimental effect, more infective than the current Delta variant.
Gary J. Torrisi, PhD
Act on climate before it’s too late for all
I just subscribed to The Gazette. I live in Albany, but The Gazette is my hometown paper now.
With my new subscription, I wandered through the paper and landed on the Aug. 6 Opinion page, where Peter Looker’s letter (“We must act now to rescue our future”) motivated me to follow up with my own.
Hardly anyone knows that we have seven years left of our global greenhouse gas emissions budget.
After that, it’s run-away climate change no matter what humans do.
Seven years until the planet fires up on its own feedback loop affecting all life on earth. As if being in the middle of the sixth mass extinction on Earth isn’t enough, now we’re piling an unlivable climate on top of reduced and polluted habitats.
Why isn’t everyone in the streets and yelling from the rooftops? I’ll be out there, standing on a street corner with my sign. Maybe I’ll run into Peter.
Better places exist for huge solar project
The town of Glen 2,000 acre solar project described in the Aug. 8 Daily Gazette (“Proposed solar project eyed to help N.Y. meet energy goals”) once again points out the almost total disregard for wildlife as a result of such projects.
Species like bluebirds, bobolinks, woodchucks, crows and deer would be displaced and eliminated.
There are plenty of better places in this country and offshore for energy projects, so why put them in one of the best agricultural and wildlife counties in New York state? Hopefully, the residents involved here will reject this ill-advised proposal. Let them put it someplace else.
South Glens Falls
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