Editorial - You're An Idiot To Want Privacy On Facebook

Jan292015
EditorialIf you use Facebook you have probably see hysterical postings about how Facebook has dome something new that will compromise your privacy.  Part of the post is a frantic plea to report the warning, and to immediately go into your settings to do this or that.  Now I am not a fan of reposting, especially if what is obviously boilerplate that has been reposted multiple times tells me to repost.  Half of these are scams, and the rest?

Well, Facebook isn't particularly respectful of privacy.  They never have been, and sometimes it is annoying.  But Facebook is a social network.  They don't deny that.  They own it.  What is a social network?  It is a place where everybody shares stuff.  So when Facebooks wants you to share stuff it's not some evil plan.  It is simply the nature of the beast.

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Letters -- Danby Shootout

Jan302015

Letters -- Danby Shootout

 

mailmanWhile the editor is correct that it is easy to second guess the authorities after the fact, the public has a right to express their views on this tragedy. However, the pejorative term used in that editorial, 'the Danby Shootout', hardly applies to a situation in which, to my knowledge, only one warning shot was fired by Mr. Cady.

Similarly, the sheriff may not have used “deadly physical force” against him, but it may have been excessive force.  In my opinion, more of a siege strategy may have been more effective by allowing more time to reason with him.  Having his house torn down around him must have been stressful to the extreme and may have pushed him over the edge to commit suicide.

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Letters -- My Initial Thoughts on the State of the State

Jan302015

Letters -- My Initial Thoughts on the State of the State

 

mailmanGovernor Cuomo says he cares about Upstate New Yorkers. I want to believe that rhetoric, but his recent actions show different.

December 2014, Gov. Cuomo told farmers and families of Western New York that economic opportunity and jobs were not his priorities for us. Rather, King Cuomo caved to downstate special interests and closed any possibility of New York leading the nation, in what even President Obama has called the 'American energy renaissance.' Because of his unilateral decision, New Yorkers cannot develop their mineral rights and as a result Southern Tier families and communities have suddenly lost valuable income streaming their own property.  I care for those family farmers and taxpayers and that is why I will lead a charge in Congress to ensure those individuals have the opportunity to be justly compensated for their losses.

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