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Trying escapee was a waste of time, money

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Trying escapee was a waste of time, money

David “Jailbreak” Sweat in court at his latest trial. More proof our government is totally screwed up.

We just sentenced a guy, who is in jail for life, to seven more years in jail. Man, that will show him. He also has to pay over $79,000 in restitution. Just where is that going to come from?

Talk About Dumb And Dumber. How much did this trial cost?

John Metallo


Find alternatives to killing unborn babies

Re Jan. 26 article, “Anti-abortion activists indicted in Planned Parenthood video case”: I am saddened to think that we are living in a world that is accepting what is right is wrong and what is wrong is right.

How anyone who thinks that it is OK to kill or murder a baby while it is in its mother’s womb is appalling. No matter how you look at it, it is still murder.

When a baby is conceived, it has a spirit — it is God’s creation. Shame on those who think that it is OK. Well, it is not. There are other ways today that can prevent a pregnancy, even though one should wait to be married. To use abortion as an easy solution is sinful. The fruit of the womb is God’s reward.

So, to indict this man, David Daleiden, for using a video is wrong. He was just revealing what is occurring in the Planned Parenthood facilities. Selling baby body parts is so disgusting and sinful. Shame on those who allow this to continue. They will stand accountable on judgment day.

There are many parents who would love to adopt a baby.

Greg DeLorenzo


Fulton County not spending taxes wisely

“Fulton County Posi+ive” — so the new slogan reads. But perhaps the residents of Fulton County should be feeling less than positive about the use of their tax dollars.

I recently read that Fulton County taxpayers have spent $46,000 to develop a new advertising slogan: “Fulton County Posi+ive.” A simple Google search will indicate that the logo is a common AIDS campaign in the United States and Canada.

While the logo may not have been plagiarized — and there is no indication I could find that it is copyrighted — it is hardly original. And Fulton County taxpayers might well question the $46,000 price tag.

Just an aside: Aren’t there talented designers in Fulton County who might have produced something really unique at considerably less cost?

While taxpayers are in the questioning mode, they might also question the $100,000-plus Fulton County paid to a Clifton Park engineering firm for the Fonda Connector study. Presumably, Fulton County is banking on a source of funding for $60 million to $120 million to build an approximately four-mile “connector” highway from the Thruway to a moribund industrial park. Is this someone’s pipe dream?

Aren’t there other issues that Fulton County officials need to address that might bring businesses and encourage investment in Fulton County —issues associated with urban blight and education, for example?

In short, couldn’t those thousands of dollars be better spent in Fulton County?

Fulton County taxpayers are now likely to spend a lot of money in an attempt to forcibly annex land in Montgomery County to expand the aforementioned industrial park.

Bottom line: Fulton County taxpayers might well question how their tax dollars are spent. They might be feeling less than “posi+ive” about things.

Nolan Marciniec


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