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Upstate NY Banter and General Discussion..


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22 hours ago, MJO812 said:

Breaking: NYC Mayor to announce vaccine mandate for all school staff, without testing alternative. All education dept staff must provide proof of first dose by 9/27. In doing so, NYC joins strictest vaccine mandates for school staff in country.

Despite expecting increasingly hardcore liberalism and government mandates out of NYC, this one really shocked me.  I wonder if they have replacements set up for those who choose to leave their job.  I have to imagine an appreciable percentage will just leave (5-10%?) right at the start of a new school year.  But at least there are plenty of applicants for most jobs right now, and teaching is something you can do with no background training or certifications….oh wait.  Brilliant move. 

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On 8/19/2021 at 11:52 PM, DeltaT13 said:

You got it, and welcome aboard.  900 million ash trees in this state and almost a third are already dead. Nothing stopping the borer at this point.  Good eye though. Most people I know have lived here their whole lives and haven’t noticed yet. Kinda sad. 

My golf partners commented on this a couple weeks ago while we were waiting on a tee box in Cicero.  No idea if the dead trees are all Ash trees but it is noticeable if you take time to notice...

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On 8/20/2021 at 1:21 AM, TugHillMatt said:

Welcome! Yeah, it's very sad to see all the unhealthy trees this year. :( 

I am excited for you to experience some real winter weather. While the winters lately have left much to be desired in these parts, it will be 100 times better (literally) than Tennessee!

I can hardly wait for the cold November followed by Holiday Season Sizzle yet again.  Hard to believe that it's Climate Change related (although what isn't ascribed to CC these days?), but it has been common the past several years. 

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2 hours ago, Syrmax said:

I can hardly wait for the cold November followed by Holiday Season Sizzle yet again.  Hard to believe that it's Climate Change related (although what isn't ascribed to CC these days?), but it has been common the past several years. 

Yeah, it sure has. It's been a fairly  consistent run of warm Falls, a tease of winter, mild winter "thaws" (can't thaw if it hasn't been cold...lol), a chilly Spring, and then a furnace that lasts into September and "cools" to a mild October.

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5 minutes ago, wolfie09 said:

This was a covid thread, if he wants to continue he can.. Anthony did every day during the height of the pandemic and nobody said anything lol But we can come in here to bitch about liberal this liberal that lol With no pushback of course..

It was, but not anymore. I get it, bad news about Covid everyday. Just tired of it - especially from the 'end of the world' perspective.

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1 hour ago, StormfanaticInd said:

Biden really dropped the ball on this one but Trump made it possible. Nevertheless the buck stops with Biden. 

Rump's fault.  We know this.  Daily Kos and Huffpo, MSNBC proved it. Orange Man bad.  We need to focus on what's important though, masks for all. Forever.  

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54 minutes ago, StormfanaticInd said:

Trump needs to be in prison for the rest of his pathetic life

Not a Rump fan but...for what?  Feelings hurt?  SDNY and SEC sent NOONE to jail following 2008/09 financial crisis. Don't hold your breath. And 0bama was POTUS...

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The incompetence of our current administration is evident when the SCOTUS steps in on several occasions within a short timespan.

Trump was a social media embarrassment to our nation...but, come on, Biden is not with it...at all. He can't even speak one coherent sentence. It seriously concerns me that he is so out of it. On an international level, it is a safety issue for our country because he, and now us, are clearly a laughing stock to the world. China and Russia are advancing their moves. I tried watching Biden making his "threats" but just couldn't. Not intimidating at all...and stuttering over his words.

Are we just going to play "dumb" and act like our President is leading? Because he's not...and neither is this administration.

I really wish we could just clean out our government...BOTH sides...and start fresh...because their corruption and games are destroying us from within.

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7 hours ago, TugHillMatt said:

I really wish we could just clean out our government...BOTH sides...and start fresh...because their corruption and games are destroying us from within.

This I agree with. BUT, they've built up quite the layers of protection over the last few decades.

I think it will be nearly impossible to vote out the problematic players though.

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9 minutes ago, knight_raven said:

This I agree with. BUT, they've built up quite the layers of protection over the last few decades.

I think it will be nearly impossible to vote out the problematic players though.

I think you are right. We are stuck with this. Very ironic, considering what we tout as a successful democratic society to the rest of the world.

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21 hours ago, StormfanaticInd said:

Something needs to change in our political system in America because it is broken 

Term limits would do the trick. 2 terms for Congress, 1 for Senate, keep 2 for Pres. The Judicial branch would balance it out. That would clean things up tremendously. That along with government-only sourced campaign dollars with limits would really stabilize things. The Founding Fathers never intended life-long careers for elected officials in the Exec and Leg branches.

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