"But having been diagnosed with allergies to both dairy and wheat several years ago"
This isn't a criticism, I was just wondering: when did all of these food allergies appear?
I remember one kid when I was younger being lactose intolerant, and that was it. At the summer camp I went to in the 1990s, we had a huge thing of peanut butter on every lunch table, but when I worked at a camp a few summers ago, you couldn't even have nuts on campus because a few kids were allergic. Are we just now diagnosing these allergies or has a change in diet created them?
Much easier to be a politician than a community leader. Politicians manage words on paper. Community leaders aspires to change the hearts and minds of the people.
According to the legislation’s language, a “drug free zone” can be established for a maximum of 120 hours (5 days). What is unclear is why such zones need to be formally designated as the legislation does not appear to give the RPD any powers or authority (constitutional or unconstitutional) which they do not already possess to utilize in any part of the city where they believe that drug dealing is taking place. Or does McFadden believe that enclosing an area in yellow police line tape will scare off dealers and their patrons?
This will work about as well as declaring places 'gun-free zones' and thinking people will be any safer there. What is the purpose of posting an area as a 'drug free zone'? Drug dealers, who are already breaking the law by dealing in illegal drugs, won't be deterred from breaking a 'so-called drug-free zone law. It just adds another potential charge to selling drugs that will be pleaded down or the fine will simply be paid.
McFadden states “People are too comfortable in some of these neighborhoods in breaking the law”. Another puny threat with huge constitutionality questions isn't going to help make anyone uncomfortable.
I cannot fully express how bad of an idea I think this is. And it's illegal - not just on constitutional grounds, but I believe an illegal use of zoning codes
Kara-to speak in generalities about what "most" pro-life people are doing or not doing is not an argument- it is a convenient and entirely subjective distraction. It is an attempt to avoid the reality of a discussion of what abortion is.
Over 300,000 people protest the capital on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade every year- This is just a minority of the millions of people in this country who profess to be pro-life. How can you possibly know what millions of people are doing or not doing? Or what they believe about the death penalty or healthcare or anything?
This article counters your argument- it shows that among these protesters are women looking to help other women to keep their babies- for nothing in return.
Planned Parenthood makes a billion dollars a year on abortions! They sell abortions. These protesters are not selling anything. Who has the altruistic motive here? PP takes your money, kills your baby and then sends you on your way. People like Mary Jost are helping women (pre and post natal) with every possible issue- food, clothing, housing, you name it, to keep mothers and their babies together or to find an adoptive home- to help women give their children life and to meet both of their needs- at birth and beyond.
Many women who protest PP have had abortions and suffered tremendously and want to stop other women from experiencing the same pain. They want to eliminate the crisis for these women, not to eliminate their baby.
I am aware that there are few among us like Mother Teresa- she is the ideal to strive for- but, being against abortion, does not mean you want to see children die, or to be molested or any other possible tragedy. Many of these protesters are mothers- did they abandon their own children after birth, caring only for them in utero?!
The problem is, that it is very hard to defend the images of abortion that these protesters are showing. The Pro-choice solution is to divert the issue and demonize those who are trying to show this reality.
MOHO is the best band and their new album ANNICA is amazing!!!
What a great idea! Adam McFadden is a visionary leader.
I must agree that this is not a good idea. In my humble, but staunch opinion --- the last thing we need is another war on petite, street-level, drug dealers. We know what that has reaped over the past 4 or 5 decades --- jails and prisons filled with mainly black and Hispanic youth (many of whom are literally slinging drugs as a means of survival) --- since in many cases they have little to no education; no job skills, and often, no hope --- while the real culprits behind the multi-trillion dollar, illegal drug industry continue to go free. It IS time for a war on drugs (a real one) --- on the big-shot, supper-wealthy, mafia-types who ship drugs into the harbors, and fly them into the private airstrips of this corrupt nation --- by the ton-loads. I have often wondered --- how is it that young children in our neighborhoods can tell you where the illegal drug spots are, but the Rochester Police Department, Monroe County Sheriffs, New York State Police, FBI, CIA, ATF, Secret Service, Homeland Security, and other law enforcement agencies that we have probably never even heard of (with all of their sophisticated intelligence-gathering methods, and super-technology --- technology which I once heard Dick Gregory say can spot a gnat on a dog's behind from outer space) --- can't seem to find the illegal drugs that flow through Rochester, and other urban communities --- like water flows from High Falls? I would propose as an alternative --- that y'all (city and county leaders) help pull people together who are sick-and-tired-of-being-sick-and-tired of our neighborhoods being flooded with illegal drugs, and weapons, and develop a comprehensive plan by which we make a concerted, collective, deadly serious demand that those listed above do more to solve the problem NOW --- by going to the root, as opposed to continuing to fiddle around the edges. WE NEED A MOVEMENT.
We're already dealing with an out of control police force, and Councilmember Adam McFadden's solution is to give Chief Sheppard and his thugs a blank check to sweep the streets? How about some real solutions like ending the Drug War and a serious conversation on ending the school-to-prison-pipeline.
Two points: Lovely Warren should debate Alex White, and equating public debate between candidates with private editorial endorsement processes is ridiculous.
That Warren is heavily favored to win is no excuse for ducking debates. She was heavily favored to lose the primary and we saw what happened. Moreover, who is favored to win has nothing to do with it. Ms. Warren has a moral obligation. Forums which took place during the primary do not excuse her from such scrutiny in the general. A debate between Alex and Lovely would be good for them both, and for the city. I hope Lovely will reconsider, and honor the desire for a more inclusive civic life here, which helped drive her own primary victory. I would qualify this by pointing out that the format, the rules, the questioners, and other such matters, are legitimate topics for negotiation and clarity between campaigns and debate sponsors. Advance attention has not always been given such matters in the past, and fair play has been diminished.
I take strong exception to Christine's assertion that failure to seek editorial endorsement of a publication is similar to ducking public debate. This community suffers from power being too closely held by manifestly unserious people. This was vividly on display last summer, when an unconsciously humorous sense of entitlement was expressed by one of our local Press Lords. City publisher Towler attempted to smear Lovely Warren as implying she had this newspaper's endorsement when she did not. I am not a supporter of Warren, but Warren did no such thing. Warren accurately quoted flattering things City newspaper, which endorsed Mayor Richards, had said about her. Towler's response was to grumpily suggest she would never say anything favorable again about a candidate she didn't endorse. This is a very revealing insight into Towler's thinking, and ought to establish her as exactly the sort of Rochester "opinion leader" we all should pay less attention to.
To go hat in hand to Ms. Towler, Mr. Lawrence, or any other self serving and self selected arbiter of the "public interest," to privately plead for their support, is NOT the same thing as a lengthy and uncensored public debate between candidates.
These "endorsement processes" are particularly demeaning to candidates, and their supporters, who observe a lack of open mindedness, or even simple honesty, by the stewards of such media outlets. It is lunacy to expect such candidates to legitimize such media outlets, or the temporary stewards of such outlets, particularly in this era of more partisan media, and declining standards of media conduct. A journalistic institution that conducts itself ethically will usually command the trust, respect, and cooperation extended a mediating institution in a community. Institutions that do not conduct themselves reasonably -- and City and the D&C certainly do not -- will find candidates, community leaders, and the public in general stepping around them, and it is long overdue here.
As a matter of fact, I find City Newspaper not to be objective in any manner or fashion. It is incredibly biased toward liberals and prejudiced toward conservatives.
I personally find Mary Anna Towler offensive in her prejudice and ignorance. Why shouldn't the republicans oppose Obamacare, it was passed purely by democrats and liberals rather than a bipartisan support.
There is a 1 year delay for business, why isn't it fair to have a 1 year delay for the individual mandate
There are union give-aways and exemptions, which are unfair
Lastly Obamacare whether you like it or not robs from Senior (US) Citizens so the democrats have a huge give-away to illegal immigrants to come to this country for free healthcare and be covered. There is no law that says you must have healthcare to come to this country nor is there a law to deport anyone who comes here without it. Who do illegal immigrants vote for? Democrats.
Please Mary Anna Towler don't fake your sincerity by pretending that this is helping people when its a government take over of healthcare and an immigration giveaway. I hope the republicans keep the government shut down until the next presidential election!
Wegmans is totally in the wrong here; they need to make good-faith effort to maintain the guaranteed pension plan. This time, the union is dead-on right.
For the person who asked if the pension is guaranteed, the answer is Yes. If the pension fund defaults, it's federally insured by the government. If that happened, the government would take control of the fund and everyone would receive 50% of what they are supposed to get up to a certain amount.
The problem is, Chi, that the pro-life sentiment seems to fade away after birth. Where is the moral outrage that children in this country die of perfectly preventable illnesses because their parents cannot afford healthcare? With many of these movements relating to the Catholic church—how pro-life is an organization that protects known child abusers? Would these same protestors stand outside a prison and protest the death penalty? In my experience, not many of them would.
These protestors aren't pro-life, they're anti-women.
What George Carlin did that Mother Teresa didn't was point out the hypocrisy of these myopic groups. When these groups spend as much time protesting poverty and the widening gap between the have and the have nots—maybe they'll have the merit to invoke Mother Teresa.
Must be why they call this the silly season! Lovely Warren didn't start campaigning last month, she started campaigning last SPRING. And I know she has already debated Alex White in a public place before now because I was there. Anyone who doesn't know anything about her or her plans by this time, has either been living under a rock or not paying attention. Don't blame her, blame yourself.
Anyone who thinks casinos are a good idea should volunteer to pay more in taxes. It is insane to believe that an activity based on addiction is a good thing for the economy. Casinos, like fracking, show just how desperate our society is to make things happen...at any cost.
I teared up at the end too, first time ever for a television program. I did wonder about the stevia packet as well, I guess it is possible but that would be extremely difficult to pull off. God I will miss this show.
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