Do Bills really need this new stadium?
Who is demanding a new stadium? The owners? Let them build it. The fans? I doubt it. The players? Most won’t even be on the team when it’s finished. Is it falling apart? Dangerous?
This past season I attended a game in Buffalo. Two games at MetLife stadium (built in 2010) and a soccer game last month at Gillette Stadium. As a fan, the experience was the same at all three. No excessive waiting in lines; vendors, restrooms, beer tasted the same. There was a live band in Buffalo when we went through the gate. It was great.
Anybody who thinks prices won’t go up if a new stadium is built is fooling themselves.
Besides construction jobs temporarily created, what kind of employment opportunities are we talking about? There are only eight or nine days a year for games that are four hours long. I work more hours in a week than that. Throw in a few concerts — not a lot of artists can fill a stadium that large.
If the funding goes through from New York state taxpayers, it’s another slap in the face to St. Clare’s pensioners.
Just saying, at no time during my time there did I think to myself, boy, this place needs to be torn down and replaced.
Biden should set example on climate
Joe Biden wants to end our use of fossil fuels. Maybe Joe should lead by example and ride his bicycle back and forth to Delaware every weekend.
Don’t forget your mask and helmet, Joe.
History is repeating itself in Ukraine
This 2022 Russo-Ukraine War is shades of the Russo-Polish War of 1919-1920. After Versailles, Molotov, top commie Stalin’s inner circle referred to Poland as “the bastard of Versailles.”
To a fascist, a nation they cannot control is a bastard.
Ras-Putin says the Russians are fighting Nazis in Ukraine. Ras-Putin hires the Wagner Group, a bunch of mercenaries. The group’s name comes from Wagner the composer, Hitler’s favorite composer.
The leader of the Wagner Group has his body tattooed with Nazi symbols. Ras-Putin acts like a Nazi, hires people who idolize Hitler, then accuses Ukrainians of being Nazis.
Poland ‘saved’ Europe in 1919-20 from a Red wave called, “Miracle On The Vistula.” Ukraine needs a miracle. History is repeating itself. “Deja vu all over again” as Yogi Berra said.
There is no excuse for the Ukrainian people being slaughtered.
If Ukraine, a sovereign nation, can be taken over, none of us are safe. The UN is worthless.
Plenty of money, but none for St. Clare’s
As I read the articles below, I wonder — our St. Clare’s pensioners are suffering from the loss of monies owed to them. The amount of money needed to help fulfill the pensioners loss is a drop in the bucket compared to the billions of dollars discussed in these articles.
According to the New York Times in an article by Luis Ferré-Sadurní and Grace Ashford on Jan. 19 “Surprise in $216 Billion Budget Plan: New York Is Awash in Money”) Gov. Kathy Hochul unveiled a record-setting new budget plan, as state officials project balanced budgets through 2027, with none of the typical warnings of billion-dollar shortfalls. See https://www.nytimes.com › nyregion
Also, in the Feb. 8, 2019, New York Times (“The Church with the $6 billion portfolio”), the church has always been land-rich.
And it has long had its own real estate arm, which controls ground leases and office space rentals in the buildings it owns.
But now, it finds itself with a newly diversified portfolio worth $6 billion, according to the current rector.
Let us pray that there will be enough healthcare workers in the future to take care of our politicians and the Catholic community.
The writer is a St. Clare’s pensioner.
Liberal media stuck on radical issues
I was hoping to see some improvement in your newspaper’s fairness. I guess I’ll just have to wait some more.
For some reason, you seem to love The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch and The Daily News, even though they are notorious for their biased editorials. However, those two can’t hold a candle to the absolute worst offender in the nation, the Los Angeles Times. I don’t think they’ve ever been fair and balanced. All of their opinion writers are woke radicals who stray far from the mainstream.
Most of their editorials are in three main areas: Jan. 6, skin color and global warming. Also, everything is tied to Trump; he’s a disrupter who disturbs the elites’ status quo, and that can’t be tolerated.
There’s not a peep out of them in the areas that Americans care about the most: record high gas prices, high inflation, open borders and violent crime. Obviously, it’s not politically expedient for them to write about such issues, since they were created and/or exacerbated by the Biden administration.
Actually, the Democrat radicals are rooting for high gas prices and open borders. The higher that gas prices go, the cheaper the so-called green-energy sector will appear.
Democrats have to perform a high wire act, however. If prices rise too high, too quickly, then they risk alienating their base. Open borders, far from being a crisis, are celebrated for providing cheap labor and new voters. Fortunately, voters are increasingly fed up with Biden, so things might change.
Hot fusion reactors costly, not needed
Hot fusion is not needed for 4 billion years. Until then, we will have hydroelectric power, geothermal energy, solar and wind with free fuel and green energy and nuclear fission reactors with cheap fuel and also green energy.
From the glitzy ITER website:
Fusion, the nuclear reaction that powers the sun and the stars is a source of safe, non-carbon emitting and limitless energy.
Harnessing fusion’s power is the goal of ITER, which has been designed as the key experimental step between today’s research machines and tomorrow’s fusion power plants.
One million components, 10 million parts (translation: high maintenance costs RM) the ITER Tokomak will be the largest and most powerful fusion device in the world.
Designed to produce 500 MW of input heating (a power amplification of 10), it will take its place in history as the first fusion device to produce net energy.
The U.S. fusion research budget for the current fiscal year is over $600 million. The ITER fusion experiment, which will soak up a large fraction of world’s radioactive tritium, will yield a volume of radioactive waste that has been estimated at roughly 30,000 tons.
Tritium, the fuel of hot fusion reactors, is the most dangerous isotope in the universe. Enough tritium went missing in 1989 to build a bomb. Search under New York Times 1989 Department Of Energy Missing tritium.
The only thing worse than spending $65 billion on hot fusion reactors and not building them is building them.
Paul Tonko is not representing us well
The middle class is being ravaged by inflation. What is Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko doing about it?
The middle class is being drained by high fuel and energy costs. What is Paul Tonko saying about it?
Law and order are being decimated across the land. Where does Paul Tonko stand on these issues?
I think the last thing I heard from my representative was him proposing huge windmill farms in upstate New York. How does this help me get to work and buy groceries? How does this help my family and me now?
Our country, our state and the middle class seem to be sliding into a dark abyss, and the people of NYCD-20 have no representation.
The United States is the representative constitutional republic. Paul Tonko was elected to represent NYCD-20.
Where is Paul Tonko?
Thanks to ‘Brandon’ for accomplishments
What Brandon really means:
Develop mass transit.
Overhaul roads and bridges.
No lead in our water.
Thank you, President Biden.
Diane Sanders Hombach
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