- Letters to the Editor
- Monday, April 15, 2013
Cost of drilling will fall on us
Wikipedia defines "moral hazard" as "a situation where a party will have a tendency to take risks because the costs that could incur will not be felt by the party taking the risk."Continued ...
Resist Democrats' progressive policies
In order for President Obama and the Democrats to completely ram their progressive policies down our throats, it will call for a total suspension of logic, common sense and reason on the parts of their faithful devotees. Let's examine some of their dogmas.Continued ...
- Saturday, April 13, 2013
Fracking is safe, worth the risk
Fracking has been a topic of debate in New York state for some time now. "Poll: Opposition to fracking rising" (Mar. 22) showed that state voters oppose fracking 46 to 39 percent. This is concerning, because people are opposing it without being fully informed.Continued ...
Check out facts on Newman project
Check out the SaveOneonta.com web site for actual facts on this project that Newman Development and The Daily Star are leaving out, such as even with the recent fire damage on campus, there are no tripled-up dorm rooms and there are actually vacancies! (This information has been validated by the college president.) There are also no plans for increasing the enrollment at SUNY Oneonta.Continued ...
- Friday, April 12, 2013
Fracking revenue a false promise
I remember when New York State in order to pass gambling and the lottery told us how this new influx of revenue was going to help reduce and bring down costs in our education system.Continued ...
Tyranny's in eyes of the beholder
Two recent columns and a letter in The Daily Star prompt me to offer a response. Mr. Vernold, in a long column, questioned what tyranny in fact was. Webster's unabridged has several definitions boiling down to the fact that individuals lose control of the decisions controlling their lives. This can happen quickly as in Nazi Germany or gradually as in Western democracies.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 11, 2013
Housing project comes with a cost
When considering the Blodgett Drive complex, we must consider the cost to the city of Oneonta.Continued ...
Printing more money is no solution
My take on our economy!Continued ...
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Criminals will ignore any gun laws
To all you people who think taking law-abiding citizens' guns away and registering their guns and regulating how many rounds can be in the clip is going to make a safer society -- think again!Continued ...
Obama exaggerating on spending cuts
Chicken Little, the sky is not falling! However, the White House is trying to make us believe that regarding a 2 percent reduction in federal spending.Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Raising minimum wage won't help
It is almost unbelievable.Continued ...
- Monday, April 8, 2013
County should not sell the Manor
As an Otsego Manor resident and a former Otsego County taxpayer, I have a few words to say.Continued ...
Blodgett project no walk in park
Take a walk.Continued ...
- Saturday, April 6, 2013
Don't believe fracking lies
Have you bought any gas in the past few days? It's $4 a gallon and steadily rising for no apparent reason whatsoever except greed. Our wonderful president won't allow additional drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico or the Keystone Pipeline and your friends are opposed to gas drilling.Continued ...
- Friday, April 5, 2013
Board should have asked the public
I am a concerned citizen of Otsego County. I am writing due to my concern about the planned sale of Otsego Manor in Cooperstown.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 4, 2013
Pardon me, your bias is showing
Re: your article dated Thursday, March 14, titled "Mohawk Valley Gunman Kills 4." The closing paragraph of this story (a single sentence) states "Herkimer is 2 miles from Ilion where a Remington Arms gun plant is a major employer." In what way is this factoid germane?! Is every employee of this "major employer" implicit in these murders due to the close proximity of their workplace? The implications and allusions in this factoid are staggering.Continued ...
- Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Charge Newman Group higher taxes
It has been brought to my attention that Newman Group has made presentations about its proposed Blodgett Drive project.Continued ...
Stop military aidto Egypt
Four of our F-16 fighters have recently been shipped to Egypt and another 16, along with 200 Abrams M-1 battle tanks, are scheduled for delivery in the near future. This is part of an aid package paid for by guess who? You're right! U.S. taxpayers.Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 2, 2013
It's not the same Republican Party
For some time I have wondered why it has been so difficult for Democrats and Republicans to reach compromise. I am starting to believe that whereas the Democrat Party has not fundamentally changed that much over the years, the Republican party may be a slightly different story. The GOP doesn't seem like the same party your grandparents used to know.Continued ...
Obamacare a big nothing
Because Obamacare (OC) has been a major topic on FoxNews, I bought the former New York Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey's book, "Beating Obamacare." Understand, what the government gives its citizens can easily be taken away from them. Hence, my conclusion that Obamacare is nothing more than German concentration camps without the guards, fences or furnaces. And here is why.Continued ...