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Re: “Disappointment in medical marijuana law

Just give it up already! People have and will always smoke pot whether it is legal or not. I can probably buy pot with a few phone calls on any day in Rochester. It's not crappy brick weed smuggled in by dangerous drug cartels, it's high-quality bud that is probably grown in New York State.
It blows my mind that doctors can still give out legal heroin and meth (pain pills and Adderall), but pot is still vilified. To use a crusty cliche, the cat is already out of the bag. It's legal in Colorado and Washington, just legalize it and tax it already!

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Posted by Headies?? on 07/16/2014 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Disappointment in medical marijuana law

"I wish Governor Cuomo would stop treating us like children." How about former NYC mayor Bloomberg's failed attempt to ban 32 ounce sodas, and current mayor deBlasio's plan to impose the ban again? New York is not the Empire State anymore; it's the Nanny State.

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Posted by Patrick on 07/16/2014 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Disappointment in medical marijuana law

The criminal element that supplies Marijuana will continue to cultivate it and sell it. It will continue to be unregulated and untaxed. Maybe for the better. Those that currently smoke will still have access to it. The Police will arrest the few offenders that fall through the cracks and the drop in the bucket will continue. We will pay for the minorities in the community that get caught in the bucket that is the drug war to go to prison.

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Posted by Jimmy65 on 07/16/2014 at 1:31 AM

Re: “Disappointment in medical marijuana law

NYS still has way too many smokers. Why are cigarettes still legal here? Why does the tobacco industry support e-cigarettes? Look, both cigarettes and marijuana contain all sorts of chemical compounds. And vaping is a gateway to smoking; whatever the high someone's after.

I wish Governor Cuomo would stop treating us like children. What a waste of money that NYS is spending on all those grotesque tv ads of people coughing and of those ravaged by cancer. Cigarettes are taxed so incredibly high and people still won't give them up. Why not some positive incentives? How about raising the minimum wage for non-smokers? They're worth more!

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Posted by Mike Bruton on 07/15/2014 at 5:01 PM

Re: “An atheist in the Town of Greece

How dare Greece Supervisor Bill Reilich rejected as "wacky" a requests to give the invocationfrom a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. personally have been touched by His Noodly Appendage and I have faith She exists. Who gave Bill the power over my faith.!

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Posted by A Beliver on 07/14/2014 at 11:50 PM

Re: “Ten things you might not know about Seabreeze

I will always remember it as Dreamland Park. My parents first took me there when I was six in 1955. When I turned ten I was allowed to ride the Bumper Cars, my favorite. I would have to stay on for a second time. I always saved one ticket so on the way out I could ride the Merry-go-round. As a teenager I took my wife of 44 yrs there for our first date on the Tunnel of Love! When we left we rode the Merry-go-Round. Alan C

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Posted by alan c on 07/13/2014 at 3:54 PM

Re: “THEATER | Bonnie & Clyde

This show was the most professional show I have ever seen. There are two more shows, today at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow a matinee at 2:00. Don't miss Bonnie and Clyde. I guarantee you will be blown away!

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Posted by Linnie Brown on 07/12/2014 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Daydreaming Dems better wake up for midterms

As with everything the Democrats do, bias is always ironically against them. The media is biased but against the anti-corporate side. They tend to pick the side who seems to have momentum on their side, and thusly the winners. In 2007 and 2008, the media was softer on Obama than Clinton and then on McCain. Once Obama won, everything pivoted. By July or August when the "tea party" began its odious rise, the narrative had swung against Obama and the idea that the Democrats would lose Congress became gospel; it didn't need to be. The only reason the Senate was saved was because the Republicans nominated such extreme "not-ready-for-any-time" candidates like Sharon Angle and Christine O'Donnell. Then 2012, though still very critical, the narrative briefly swung back to Obama, enough to propel turnout for Democrats to keep the Senate (and elect several liberals, like Tammy Baldwin, Chris Murphy and Elizabeth Warren). Once that was over though, Obama essentially became a lame duck when the Senate refused to pass gun control legislation. Now the narrative is doom-and-gloom for Democrats. It is NOT fair but it is life.

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Posted by sean on 07/12/2014 at 9:59 AM

Re: “ROCK | Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy

Local Originals THE HEROIC ENTHUSIASTS open. Music starts PROMPTLY at 8:00pm so get there early! This is going to be an awesome show!

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Posted by James Tabbi on 07/12/2014 at 8:51 AM

Re: “An atheist in the Town of Greece

As a Bible believing born again Christian, a US citizen and
resident of of Greece I think this is wonderful. We need more
inclusion, not less. We need more viewpoints, not fewer. We want
to encourage expression, not squelch it. I'm proud to live in the
Town of Greece where the expression of diverse views are welcome.

The Supreme Court's decision was wise. There is an appropriate
place for religious spiritual and moral expression in our civic
life.

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Posted by Ted Pawlicki on 07/11/2014 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Big Rib BBQ and Blues Fest

Robert Rudolph and the Family Band play on Friday, not Saturday ... http://www.rochesterevents.com/festivals-events/big-rib-bbq-blues-fest/concert-schedule

Posted by LovetheRoc on 07/11/2014 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Disappointment in medical marijuana law

The Compassionate Care Act was a slippery slope. Governor Cuomo demanded changes to this bill to make sure there would be no unintended consequences.

Hopefully, someday, a future governor will advocate full legalization of cannabis. This really would be the best way for the government to get off of people's backs while raising much needed revenue.

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Posted by Mike Bruton on 07/11/2014 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Disappointment in medical marijuana law

"Well if people want Morelle to "represent" them, they need to tell him their ideas, press him on it."
Morelle and all of the other Cuomo toadies don't want your ideas or input. Refer to the NY SAFE act. Enough said.

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Posted by Larry on 07/11/2014 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Germany gains in renewables

Imagine New York State today if, instead of being bullied by Fracking starting six years ago, we had focused on renewables.

The great tragedy of this six-year Fracking debacle in New York State is that it has stolen everyone’s attention from the real problem—energy and Climate Change. There’s a great danger that humanity’s inability to see the big picture and only focus on the political and economic fights stirred up by the self-interests of a few will render our life support system null and void.

For those who are hell bent on hammering the present need and existence of fossil fuels, no one thinks that the transformation from fossil fuels to renewables can be done immediately—it’s a change of direction we need, from a energy source that does destroy our environment to one that doesn’t. The quicker the better.

More on Energy in our area: http://www.rochesterenvironment.com/energy…

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Posted by Frank J. Regan on 07/11/2014 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Disappointment in medical marijuana law

"He (Cuomo) threatened to veto the well planned and thoughtful Compassionate Care Act and then he rammed through a bill that reflected his misguided belief..."

No way! I'm SHOCKED that Cuomo would pass legislation this way. Oh wait. I just remembered his NY SAFE gun control act. Nevermind.

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Posted by Larry on 07/11/2014 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Disappointment in medical marijuana law

Well if people want Morelle to "represent" them, they need to tell him their ideas, press him on it. "Cuomo acted like a bully toward patients..." Cuomo acts like a bully toward ANYONE who disagrees with him b/c he IS a bully. What else is new?

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Posted by steve on 07/10/2014 at 9:50 PM

Re: “The Buffalo blues

Simply our lack of support from the State is because Mr. Morrelle and the rest of our local state pols have not done their jobs. Yet each and every one of them will get reelected.

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Posted by Jimmy65 on 07/10/2014 at 5:27 PM

Re: “An atheist in the Town of Greece

Greece seems like its full of Hateful Catholics. I won't be going there and spending anymore of my money there. I'm pretty sure I am not welcome there anyways....

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Posted by Jimmy65 on 07/10/2014 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Disappointment in medical marijuana law

Cuomo acted like a bully towards the patients and their caregivers in the final days of the legislature. He threatened to veto the well planned and thoughtful Compassionate Care Act andthen he rammed through a bill that reflected his misguided belief that medical marijuana was a law enforcement issue. He deserves to be tossed out through the Democratic primary process. Progressives should get behind the Teachout/Wu campaign. Go to www.zephyrteachout.com to learn more about the campaign.

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Posted by Tom on 07/10/2014 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Portrait of a new city

While I am a huge fan of Wall Therapy, and am excited to once again be able to see murals go up and talk to artists, I am again disappointed that the Rochester artists picked for murals were once again ones who have worked with the Sweet Meat Co. in the past. It seems that in the past several years, they have either been from SMC, or are have been in shows with them, and that’s not to say that they aren't talented (I'm a huge fan of Shawnee's in particular), but there are so many talented artists in Rochester, and many of them are outside of this particular circle.
Wall Therapy pushes so many boundaries, and seems to pick so many varied artists from outside the city; it seems only natural that they would try to do the same with those they choose from their home base.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Greta on 07/10/2014 at 3:56 PM

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