Interesting they write in the first sentence "Glazer IS...". Unfortunately it is properly "Glazer WAS". His bio from Buckingham Properties even states that his favorite relaxation is flying his plane on his time off. My condolences to the Glazer family. R.I.P.
I will vote for Ms. Teachout next Tuesday, so I endorse this endorsement. But it's amusing how Ms. Towler laments Teachout's lack of government experience - a legitimate concern - but had no such concerns in endorsing Ralph Nader in 2000, a man who never held a single elective or appointed office. Yet he was running for the top job - and ran on the preposterous lie that there were no differences between Bush and Gore. How did that work out?
I'd like to add my endorsement for Patrick Fisher and his work with UsToo. Because of talks we heard at UsToo meetings, my husband changed doctors and is now in remission from (an aggressive) prostate cancer recurrence. We had previously been led to believe there was no other option for him beyond hormone therapy. If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, UsToo may be able to help you as well. Minimally, you will network with others in positions similar to yours and you will have the opportunity to learn about all the latest techniques/approaches in dealing with prostate cancer, including nutritional ones.
Nan Schaller, Rochester
Your report ‘Pinning Down Prostate Cancer’ could have been written by big Pharma, the AMA, the HMOs, and/or the American Cancer Society. All stand to benefit from spooking the American public into ever deeper health paranoia. The reason for my suspicion is that nowhere in the article is it mentioned that most western deceases, including cancer, diabetes, heart, and lung decease, are preventable and reversible without the use of ‘modern medicine’. It is our western diet that is killing us.
‘The China Study’, published in January 2005, examined the supposed relationship between the consumption of animal products (including dairy) and chronic illnesses such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancers of the breast, prostate and bowel. The authors conclude that “people who eat a whole-food, plant-based/vegan diet—avoiding all animal products, including beef, pork, poultry, fish, eggs, cheese and milk, and reducing their intake of processed foods and refined carbohydrates—will escape, reduce or reverse the development of numerous diseases”.
The authors argue that "most, but not all, of the confusion about nutrition is created in legal, fully disclosed ways and is disseminated by unsuspecting, well-intentioned people, whether they are researchers, politicians or journalists," and that there are powerful industries that stand to lose a lot if Americans shift to a plant-based diet. They write that those industries "do everything in their power to protect their profits and their shareholders."
So what the public needs from journalists is information on how to prevent western deceases, and who stands to profit from withholding this information from us. No amount of handwringing can take the place of accurate reporting of the full story based on well-vetted research.
John Jongen, Fairport
I would love to see an initiative with a lot of marketing to make Rochester one of the cleanest cities in America. The weeds and garbage on the side of the highways is atrocious. It comes from poor maintenance, non clean up from accidents, and just litter blowing onto the roads.
I was walking on South Ave recently, in front of the Al Sigl center, and I watched a poorly educated employee take her Starbucks cup and just throw it on the lawn, when she had just walked past a garbage can 50 yards away. I picked it up, yelled "your welcome!" and threw it in the garbage. I guess if you dont respect yourself, then you dont respect the property and environment of others?
Why dont we have more of the those that are incarcerated, or living off public funds picking up the sides of the roads? I used to see the buses of those in jail often picking up the garbage, but I never see them anymore...
I would rather have someone honest and inexperienced, than experienced, ruthless and corrupt. Endorsing Teachout in the Democratic primary is the bold move I have have waiting for. However, for whatever reason, Teachout probably will not continue to challenge Cuomo after the primary. For the general election, I support Howie Hawkins because of fresh ideas, common sense ideas and honesty that comes with someone who is not entrenched in the corrupt political games that Cuomo plays.
It is irresponsible of City Newspaper to endorse Zephyr Teachout for governor when in the endorsement City says of Ms. Teachout, “…she does not have the experience – in management or in politics – needed to run New York State. She would not have the clout she would need to get legislation approved.”
The Diane Ravitch forum is on September 10th, NOT Sept. 11th; 7:00 pm, @ East High School.
I had the pleasure of meeting Zephyr Teachout in person. I admire her immensely for being willing to put herself out there and to run for Governor. She is intelligent, and a breath of fresh air. She listened to our concerns --- actively listened. She has my vote, and quite honestly she should have the vote of every educator in New York who cares about democracy and public education. I will work to help get her elected.
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Oh wait, that's rain. It comes and goes. That is the nature of the editorial comment of this paper. Politics is a rough-and-tumble business. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. People want results. Albany has been full of excuses for decades. I don't like Cuomo's methods and I despise him personally. What most people will care about is four on-time budgets, universal pre-K, the right to marry your partner of the same-sex and a slowly (MUCH too slowly) strengthening economy. That is why people will re-elect Cuomo. Of course he hasn't laid out a vision for four more years. But neither has Astorino. All he's done is yipped at Cuomo's heels like the annoying little terrier he has. If the NY Republican Committee was serious about electing him, they would put more money in the race. They're too busy struggling to retain their tentative toehold in the state Senate courtesy of a corrupt back-room bargain by five so-called "Independent Democrats". Go Cuomo!
Vote TeachOutWu.com September 9th
Or how about dodging home improvement permits so that his assessment wouldn't go up? The guy truly believes he's above the law. I hope the US Attorney puts him in handcuffs. Shame on NY Democrats if Cuomo wins the primary.
"If Democrats don't lead the fight on issues like corruption, campaign finance reform, equitable taxation, wealth disparity, and aid to cities, who will?"
The answer to this question is Howie Hawkins and the Green Party.
Why is Urbanski still around? WHY?
It is promising to see that Writers and Books is committing its resources to a discussion of our region's most pressing problem. Following the announcement of "education historian" Ravitch as the first speaker (hardly one to shy away from often conflicting statements about "what is good or bad"), I am especially curious to hear who the other presenters will be reflecting "both sides of the issue." More importantly, our community has a history of struggling with the transition from discussion to action when it comes to improving our abysmal city school system.
The headline on this article is, in my view, a misreading of what the educational experts said. It says "many teachers are not up to par." What I heard is that in every school they studied there were two or three teachers who had students who were engaged while the other teachers had students who were not engaged. Teachers are isolated in their individual classrooms. Their suggestion was to take a long term view of teachers sharing and learning from each other. They criticized the way schools work not the quality of the teachers. Professional development programs and activities in the past are not very useful. Schools need to give time for teachers to work with and learn from each other. This will not change things overnight, but blaming teachers and closing schools based on test scores is counterproductive. Our schools will get better slowly as school administrators, teachers, parents, and students work together.
It would behoove our police to remember that when they serve, they serve the people. All of us. Not the ones who hop-to the second they bark orders or snark at us (I'm looking at you, officer who couldn't have been much older than drinking age). Wishful thinking, this civility thing?
People caring about "law and order" more than their rights. America has already gone down the tubes.
People loot, shoot, and riot in Ferguson, and the people who try to restore law and order are criticized. America is going down the tubes
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