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Re: “VOTE NOW: Best of Rochester 2014 Final Ballot

i will laugh if we lose to rochester insomniac for #87 best podcast but i wish everyone good luck regardless. glad to be nominated. thanks again to everyone who voted us in! (undertheskin,tv)

Posted by Emerson Thor on 10/16/2014 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Sheriff's Office to get body cameras

According the Gates Police department they've utilized these camera's since 2007 AFTER a Gates resident filed charges against 2 officers.
It's widely known that a Rochester resident was brutalized on March 27, 2009 and Gates police, court and numerous others conspired to HIDE video and audio footage surrounding this case.

Camera's are absolutely necessary to protect citizens, and if one purposely hides evidence in video it's a major RED FLAG.

Power Corrupts. Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Police Brutality is Real on 10/16/2014 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Hawkins, to protest and push progressive ideas

Your article stresses the importance of being informed and having the option to view politics as more than voting for the lesser of two ev... The need for the Platform Hawkins supports seeks to change the direction of politics from control of the established powerful to the value of real people who face more and more struggles. Having a vision providing solutions can become reality if we work for it!! Bonnie Cannn

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Bonnie Cannan on 10/16/2014 at 10:16 AM

Re: “VOTE NOW: Best of Rochester 2014 Primary Ballot

Primary voting is indeed closed. To vote in the final ballot, please check…

Posted by Jake Clapp on 10/16/2014 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Hawkins, to protest and push progressive ideas

Such wonderful ideas from Hawkins: $15 minimum wage, publicly funded health care (don't we already have the wondrous Obamacare?), free tuition to SUNY and CUNY, 12 weeks of paid family leave, funding for abortions, more DEC funding, public campaign funding...what a fantastic wish list!
So in the HIGHEST TAXED and most BUSINESS UNFRIENDLY state in America, how does Mr. Hawkins intend to pay for all of this? I don't see a single word about how the taxpayers will be affected by this tax-and-spend agenda. He must be completely out of touch with reality. The exodus from NY by business and people who actually work for a living (already at alarming levels) will accelerate as a result of all this fiscal irresponsibility.

10 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Bart on 10/16/2014 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Hawkins, to protest and push progressive ideas

thanks for this well thought out piece - it is appreciatede

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by George of the City on 10/16/2014 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Keep Louise Slaughter

Louise Slaughter is the most qualified candidate, her vast experience is needed, her knowledge and Congressional experience are priceless. Let's see, Gates Town Supervisor for 4 years against Louise Slaughter's knowledge. No contest, Louise Slaughter wins! I am also tired of the Republican's many failed attempt to limit health care, deny voter's their rights, making up false claims against the president and their questionable ethics in accepting money from corporations and special interest groups who benefit from their connections with politicians to get what they want. Vote for Louise who truly works for the people.

7 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Dorothy Paige on 10/16/2014 at 7:43 AM

Re: “Hawkins, to protest and push progressive ideas

If you have met both Cuomo and Hawkins, as I have, you would know immediately who to vote for. Hawkins can can about a wider range of ideas than Cuomo for the simple fact big donors prevent Cuomo from doing so.

For intelligence unencumbered by corporate constraints, vote for Hawkins.

Hawkins is also the anti- fracking candidate.

4 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Tom Janowski on 10/16/2014 at 7:06 AM

Re: “O'Brien has earned a second term

I posted two questions to Rich Funke's Facebook page. 1. Do you plan to repeal or replace the Safe Act. If you replace it, what is your better plan to curb senseless gun violence? 2. Are you for or against hydrofracking in NY? My post was deleted.

Do not vote for a COWARD!

7 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Tom Janowski on 10/16/2014 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Keep Louise Slaughter

Give me a break. Slaughter is a fossil and should tend to her great grand-children.
Its time for change. Louise needs to step aside, She and her liberal agenda is drilling this country into the ground, Bye Bye Louise

20 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Jose on 10/16/2014 at 1:41 AM

Re: “Cuomo talks Moreland Commission on Charlie Rose

I don't believe Cuomo has been saying this all along about disbanding the Moreland Commission once ethics reform was passed. Rather, he dodged media for weeks if not months. Someone finally figured out a cleaver way for Cuomo to answer this question. Thanks, focus groups and political consultants! Nothing to see here, folks....

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tim Altier on 10/16/2014 at 12:56 AM

Re: “VOTE NOW: Best of Rochester 2014 Primary Ballot

That's 'cause primary voting is over.

Posted by Frank on 10/15/2014 at 11:17 PM

Re: “VOTE NOW: Best of Rochester 2014 Primary Ballot

I'd like to vote ."Best of Rochester" the worst online poll I've seen. All the links to vote are dead end . Just like Rochester

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Posted by anon on 10/15/2014 at 10:38 PM

Re: “Week Ahead: Symposium on poverty; Oak Orchard watershed; higher education forum; coffee and conversation

Mr. Johnston, thank you for your corrections and great data.

2 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Troll Whisperer on 10/15/2014 at 10:13 PM

Re: “Preliminary hospital designs to be shown

I have not been following media coverage of this, but it seems to me that a discussion of "hospital sprawl" is important; and a discussion of hospitals as money-makers is also important (that's better said "hospitals as businesses"). And, to be thorough, a discussion of healing (expectations, healing methods). I am happy to continue the discussion here, but I don't know if Comments is a good place to have a discussion. I welcome further articles from City or maybe even links to existing discussions.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Misha on 10/15/2014 at 9:22 PM

Re: “O'Brien has earned a second term

It is no surprise that you endorsed O'Brien. After all, you only endorsed liberal candidates, and your only criticisms of ji were on issues where he was not lefty enough. Fortunately, endorsements have little to no impact on how people vote. I do wonder why you call it a competitive race however. There is a 25 point gap, which about the same as in the race for governor, and I do not think anyone thinks that race is competitive. It is important for people to come and vote O'Brien out of office though, because it is important to have the state Senate turn Republican. The Assembly has changed since 2010; they have moved to the left, reflecting the NYC vote. Cuomo showed that he could negotiate with theopposition party, but one party control would result in the DeBlasio agenda: hostility towRds charter schools, no teacher accountability, higher spending and taxes, and an anti business climate.

21 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Mike on 10/15/2014 at 9:09 PM

Re: “Astorino talks tax plan in Rochester stop

"Living beyond its means and relying on gimmicks disguised as tax relief". Hmm, like how we always hear someone at West Main St. talk about maintaining the property tax RATE, which isn't the same thing as actual taxes paid? Tax assessments keep getting hiked year after year or "one shots" like state aid and tobacco settlement money are used to balance the budget (or things are just cut). Anything to avoid raising taxes. Even if that means the county may be bankrupted by 2020. Not that Maggie cares anymore. She's term-limited and isn't going to run for Louise's seat again. She'll just enjoy her pension and accumulated earnings of almost $1.5 million, on top of her husband's pension and salary.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by steve on 10/15/2014 at 5:31 PM

Re: “Astorino talks tax plan in Rochester stop

Kind of rich that Maggie suggests that the state uses gimmicks to finance... out of all the county execs, she would know a finance gimmick to make her finance numbers work. Maybe she wants credit for thinking of the gimmicks first?

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Watcher on 10/15/2014 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Cuomo deserves our vote

You're joking, right? Are you guys actually journalists? I mean, "professional journalists?"

13 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rich Sloma on 10/15/2014 at 2:46 PM

Re: “O'Brien has earned a second term

O'Brien says he responds to input from constituents? Only when it's convenient apparently. He voted for Cuomo's anti-gun SAFE ACT like all the rest of Cuomo's rubber-stamp legislators - no debate, no discussion and a highly questionable process. Is O'Brien proud of that accomplishment?

27 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Axel on 10/15/2014 at 2:04 PM

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