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Everyone needs to show moral courage
Bomb scares and borderline insanity seem to go hand in hand.  For anyone to send packages through the mail with the intention of causing harm to others isn’t shortsightedness.  It’s a sign of serious mental imbalance.  
But, is such illness limited to the physical manipulation of sealed lethal containers? Could verbal threats and vocal protestations be equated with the actual mailing or delivery of explosive devices? Is this a question of ethics, and should we investigate the rhetoric of those who suggest that members of the opposition be hounded at restaurants and at other public places?
Well, maybe so. And, if this is true, let’s have the moral courage, yep, Democrats, Republicans, independents, and, yes, the media, stand up and shout, “Let’s get it together, folks!  
It’s time to act like mentally competent Americans!”
Allen R. Remaley
Saratoga Springs
 
 
GOP’s sanctimony on full display in ads
For the past few weeks I’ve been getting daily missives from the Congressional Leadership Fund, a GOP Super PAC that’s urging voters to “Stop Antonio Delgado.” According to the CLF, the lyrics written by the former rapper more than 10 years ago “are fraught with profanity… as well as some misogynistic language,” and that “makes him unfit for Congress.”
The stench of GLF’s sanctimony raised the question in my mind: If Antonio Delgado’s 10-year-old rap lyrics make him unfit for Congress, why doesn’t Donald Trump’s “grab them by the p---” comment make him unfit for the presidency? Just asking.
Walter Wouk
Summit
 
 
Nisky board abusing power over plant
At a January meeting of the Niskayuna Town Board, an official of Energy Systems Group (ESG) presented an overview of improvements made at the District 6 wastewater treatment facility in Niskayuna. He included in his presentation the possible future use of the plant’s two anaerobic digesters to generate electricity from organic waste material trucked into town from Capital Region businesses.
Niskayuna Town Board members are now in the process of contracting with those out-of-town businesses to collect their waste material without prior investigation and comment by the town’s planning and zoning boards — established filters set in place to protect the interests of the people of Niskayuna.
No business or private person could get away with what the Town Board is attempting to do. 
Bypassing the planning and zoning boards is an abuse of power by members of the Town Board and should be stopped. It may be legal, but it isn’t right. 
Joseph J. Hehir
Niskayuna
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