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Letters to the Editor Thursday, Nov. 24 Happy Thanksgiving


Our best hope is for return of global cooling

From Wikipedia, “The early Holocene sea level rise was a significant jump in sea level rise by about 60m (197 feet) during the early Holocene between about 12,000 and 7,000 years ago.”
Is this our future?
Natural warming trends, coupled with excess global-warming gases, is a recipe for disaster. We may exceed the Paris Accord guidelines within a decade.
From Scripps Institute of Oceanography and NOAA: “The global average carbon dioxide set a new record high in May 2022: 421 parts per million. The amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere is now more than 50% higher than pre-industrial times and is at levels not seen since millions of years ago when Earth was a hot-house ocean-inundated planet, federal government scientists announced Friday.”
The sudden release of large amounts of natural gas from methane clathrate deposits [This is methane enclosed in salt water along the continental slope; If warming continues  for only 100 years then clathrates will not be a factor, but if warming continues for 1,000 years, it is highly likely that they will be released as bottom waters warm] will contribute to global warming but over a different time frame.
The Permian-Triassic P-T P-Tr extinction event, also known as the End-Permian Extinction and colloquially as the Great Dying” and the “Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum” can be attributed to the melting of methane clathrates.
The best hope is that global cooling, which occupied most of the past 2.6 million years, will replace global warming.
Richard Moody

We should value life as we would our own

Consider how whenever we convince ourselves that sanctioned, intentional death is acceptable and even appropriate, we are never a member of the group so judged.
Be it the unborn, the terminally ill, the deformed or disabled, even the criminally condemned, it is always a group of others we decide live lives less valuable than our own; that it is acceptable for them to be put to death by us.
We are sure our reasons are valid.
But can it not be said that any Aryan believer, ethnic cleanser, or master of slaves believed precisely the same?
What if instead, we valued every human life as if it were our own?
S. John Lynch

Article recalled fond Goose Hill memories

Thank you, Bill Buell for your Nov. 21 article, (“Goose Hill businesses still thriving after decades”) and for the fantastic trip down Memory Lane, also known as Goose Hill!
As a St. Anthony’s graduate and student of Sister Maria Rosa, I spent many happy days growing up in that bustling business community you so accurately described.
The proud, hard-working business owners were the heart of that proud working class neighborhood.
I am proud to have been born and raised in Schenectady and know in my heart that my days in that world helped me to become the person and fellow businessman that I am today.
Stephen Buonome
Saratoga Springs


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BM, I thought maybe your transsexual brother and you might be enjoying Thanksgiving together and I would like to hear his response to these posts from yesterday:

November 23rd, 2022
Whether Aldrich, the Club Q mass killer, is actually non-binary is irrelevant. If he is using it as a defense or a sick attempt to gain sympathy, it won’t work.

In some instances, the victims of societal hatred spewing from misanthropes like MAGA White supremacists become self-hating and their frustration manifests in violence against fellow victims of hate.

Bill Marincic
November 23rd, 2022
You must have seen that on CNN, I saw the same clip and laughed. A mentally challenged gender-confused man with a gun shoots up a Gay bar, not the first and unfortunately not the last.

November 23rd, 2022
Maybe your transsexual brother will explain to you how cruel and unfounded your disgusting post is.

BTW, I did not see this story on CNN.

Bill Marincic

Nope we are not having Thanksgiving together but she already knows since we talk. You are so stuck in your liberal anti-American ways someone like you could never understand that just because someone is gay or transgender that they can’t have a real conversation with a brother, sister, relative or even friend. Someone like you believes that because we may disagree on some thing we are still blood and love each other. Who is the homophobe now? You all have a nice Thanksgiving with your families and thank God the Republicans have the Congress and we have two great Americans that could be president, Ron DeSantis, and Donald Trump. If Tulsi Gabbert was on the ticket as a vice president that would be even better. Do you know the democrat congressmen that left the party because of the corruption in the Democrat party.


BM, you sound desperate when you state that I don’t believe gay and transgender people can’t have real conversations with others. I never said nor implied that. You made it up. In fact, I wanted you to have a conversation with your sister, whom you originally referred to repeatedly as your transsexual brother. I was hoping she could help you understand how disgusting and hateful your above post is. The task is left to me. It distresses me to do this, but if it enables you or anyone else to understand they harbor deeply seated prejudices that they are unaware of yet affect their behavior, it will have been worth it.

I am using your terminology in reference to the Uvalde massacre, hoping it will open your eyes to how you sound to others:

“You must have seen that on CNN, I saw that clip and laughed. A mentally challenged gun nut shoots up a school, not for the first time, and unfortunately not the last.”

Do you now see the insensitivity and hateful nature of your original post? Think before you type.

Bill Marincic

Not desperate, what is my brother for five decades my sister for one. Not that I owe you or anybody else any explanation about anything you just sit back there in your ivory tower and pass judgment on everyone that doesn’t agree with your socialist policies. You people say so many times that you’re not socialists or communists yet you’ve got a majority of your party that out right tell you that they are socialists. We may have a bunch of idiots like Mitch McConnell but at least he’s not a socialist your Senator Bernie Sanders went to Cuba for his honeymoon. What a joke you left these are.


You obviously don’t know the definitions of communism, socialism, and democracy. You wouldn’t post the nonsense you do if you did. Do you actually believe a majority of Democrats are socialists?Your MAGA party will divide the Republican party against itself. McConnell has tried to use the MAGA faction to his advantage and failed miserably. The MAGA-ites will form a third party and Democrats will emerge triumphant. Hopefully a sane conservative party will emerge from the ashes of the MAGA-McConnell debacle and America will return to a productive political dialogue.


When attacking the Bidens keep in mind the following from a Quora post:

“It is a fact, that Trump kept classified material he was not supposed to.

It is a fact, that Trump and his people lied to the National Archives and the FBI when they told them they had turned everything over.

It is a fact that the Justice Dept got involved in this when the CIA noticed a rash of assassinations of US human intelligence assets overseas and found a suspected link to the improperly secured documents Trump was keeping in a storage room.”

I don’t believe Mr. Bill 🤡 has a Trans-person in his family for one minute. Its an act 100%. It’s odd everything he’s against he has in his family…. He know no shame

Bill Marincic

You don’t really, I would say put your money where your mouth is. $20,000 to the charity of your choice if you are correct and $20,000 to the charity of my choice if I am correct. And that same that goes for every single thing that you accuse me of lying about put your money where your mouth is or shut up.


Let’s make believe we are both 8 years old: “You shut up!” What an idiotic bet. The fact that you would proffer such a bet proves how foolish and desperate you are. I would win just by proving it is entirely possible that a window smashed with a claw hammer could result in glass on both sides of the broken window. However, such a bet would be unethical. As to whether or not you have a transsexual brother (sister) that is possible so I wouldn’t be stupid enough to bet on it.

Seek help.

Bill Marincic

That wasn’t the bet but put your money where your mouth is Santo you talk a big game you got a Lotta nerve calling people liars so let me prove a few of those lies to you, put your money where your mouth is or don’t you believe you are correct. Come on you got that nice big taxpayer pension put some of that where your big mouth is. Today Thanksgiving will be known as the day that Anthony Santo was afraid to put his money where his mouth is and that nothing he says is believable.


Actually this is the day you openly acknowledge defiance of your Bible’s admonitions:

“The Bible warns us against the compulsion to strike it rich. As 1 Timothy 6:9-10 says, “Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.

You are also untruthful in your response. I quote: “$20,000 to the charity of your choice if you are correct and $20,000 to the charity of my choice if I am correct. And that same that goes for every single thing that you accuse me of lying about put your money where your mouth is or shut up.”

Grow up. Try to discuss issues on a factual and reasoned basis. I would appear as foolish as you if I agreed to your “middle school bet.” However, hire a lawyer and draw up a contract and I will read the contract and decide which of the “thing(s) that (I) accuse you of lying about” to bet on. I’ll likely stick with your insistence on which side of the window glass fragments will fall on if it were broken with a hammer. But I might go with the lie you posted on this page in your 2nd comment: “you’ve got a majority of your party that out right tell you that they are socialists.”

Of course, I don’t believe any reputable lawyer would draw up such a contract or if it would be legitimate or enforceable. I,m done with this silly topic. If you wish to continue, go ahead, I love it when you provide evidence of your inability to discuss issues in a straightforward manner. For the record, I don’t care if you have a transsexual brother and I still don’t believe you do. And I am a democratic socialist as are most progressives.

Bill Marincic

Democratic socialist is just a socialist with a water down first name. Socialism is the precursor to communism, please tell me where communism has ever worked, China, Venezuela, Cuba, Vietnam? A so-called educator that admits that he is the precursor to communist, you can’t make this stuff up.


Actually, Marxist theory is that the communist revolution would occur during the most exploitative stage of capitalism, when the only nexus (connection) between buyers and sellers would be naked cash. Workers would be paid so little, their lives would be so burdensome, the distribution of wealth so uneven, that they would rebel and win by sheer force of numbers. They would then form a “dictatorship of the proletariat (worker)” which would work toward a “classless utopia” wherein property would be owned by all and each would work according to their ability and receive according to their needs.

Of course, human nature being what it is, the communist party hierarchy used the power of dictatorship for the benefit of the upper echelons of the party and in the Soviet Union the corrupt and inefficient economy fell under the weight of its own incompetence.

I believe in democratic socialism because I believe through government action the bad outcomes of unbridled capitalism are blunted through government intervention with programs like minimum wage, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the ACA, public housing, tax supported public education etc. while the benefits of capitalism are retained: incentives to work and do research to increase wealth and the variety of products without the instability resulting from severe economic fluctuations and extreme wealth gaps.

I’m pretty sure as soon as he got to “Actually, Marxist theory…” his eyeballs rolled back in his head and the palpitations began.

I’m not a socialist but I’m proud to stand with Bernie Sanders, a proud Democratic Socialist. And I have done my homework and know why I take that stance.

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