The meeting is not open to the public; this is a very early, planning meeting. I left out the location so people wouldn't be tempted to show up anyway.
I live up the hill from the South Wedge and may be interested in attending the meeting. Can you update with specifics of when and where the meeting will be held? Thanks.
I don't understand their vehement opposition to this plan, not least because the people who could afford these condos (people like my empty-nest parents) are likely to be avid visitors (and donors) to the Eastman House.
The hypocrisy of the Eastman House continues. Having tried to fast shuffle the Monroe Voiture veterans club last time around and having been caught in the act, now they try to derail any other use of the property they believe they have a god-given right to possess.
A pity that City Newspaper's management is unable to objectively report on the Morgan proposal.
Ooh...code enforcement in Irondequoit. There's a novel concept. Cars habitually parked on lawns & right-of-way are all too common.
And I hope to one day be 6'3" and a multi-billionaire. Ain't gonna happen either!
Lej? The only "Lej" I know of is the group ,"Literacy for Environmental Justice" in San Fran. And the "LEJ" designator for the Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany.
This program is very beneficial to the community as a whole. For every teen helped, that is one less person in the system. One less teen lost to the life of violence. Now if we could catch teens before they find themselves in these situations would be even better. I hope this program continues to help those who come through its doors for many years to come.
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.
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.
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 have no interest in casinos. I don't find gambling fun, and I hate how they are designed to get you lost in the maze of slots. But honestly, how much would it hurt to put one down by High Falls?
"Richards has said that he is opposed to a casino in downtown Rochester for the kind of statement it would make about the character of the area.
"I don't know that putting a casino in the middle of downtown is necessarily what my vision of downtown is," he said."
What is his vision of downtown? Does it have any character? To me, downtown is just a bunch of tall buildings with empty streets on the weekends. I live in the Park Ave area, and rarely find myself downtown (besides Jazz Fest and hockey games) since I don't work there. I eat in the South Wedge, hang out on Monroe, go to the market, but downtown is just never on my radar as somewhere to go.
Downtown, especially near Kodak, is pretty desolate, at least a casino would be something there. It would be better than losing yet another business to Henrietta.
I prefer Mother Teresa (over George Carlin)- she called abortion "the greatest threat to peace in the world,"- she was a perfect model of the pro-life mission: reverence for all human life- from conception to natural death.
A desire to end the violence of abortion does not mean a hatred for all other humanity- it is a mission of inclusiveness- to expand human rights to the entire spectrum of human life.
Hey, these pro-Fracker people really do want their cake and eat it to: Frack for more fossil fuels in a time of Climate Change but no taxes on these industries that the state has to monitor and clean up after.
What’s odd about the rage against Big Government is that the very folks who continually rail against more government regulations and taxing are exactly the folks who will insure the need for Big Government. Free market fundamentalism that treats our environment as an externality (garbage dump and magical resource provider) and sucks public monies from our transportation system that allows their industries to function will force government to be larger and more intrusive to fix the damage from their rapacious practices.
Haven’t seen a single industry yet willing to take on Brownfields, which industry has left ‘we the people’ to clean up.
The workers standing together under the Teamsters banner are admirable, and hopefully when they return to the drawing board on Friday, Wegmans can bring a reasonable offer to the table. I support our local laborers, not our local corporations.
Based on the very little information about the two plans in this article, it's totally impossible to conclude which one is better or offers more security. If a neutral accountant with no ax to grind either way would scrutinize the details of each plan and give a conclusion as to which was better and more secure, I would believe that. Otherwise, who can know which is better?
"guaranteed lifetime pensions"
guaranteed how? If you have more people drawing out then putting in where is the difference coming from? It isn't explained in this article and that seems to be the crux of the matter. Can that teamster plan actually be guaranteed to pay out forever? A defined benefit plan vs. a defined contribution plan are much different plans.
I support the organized workers of Wegmans for sticking to their guns on this one. Wegmans is trying to leverage local esteem for its brand in order to replace guaranteed lifetime pensions with a much weaker fund that could dry up - especially given the longer lifespans of the modern worker. If Wegmans refuses to respect the plan that has been in place ever since Local 118 began protecting their workers, the Teamsters should call a strike - and conscientious Rochesterians should shop at (unionized) Tops Friendly Markets until such time as Wegmans respects its workers. Danny Wegman cannot throw money at this problem and make it go away. And I certainly won't be crossing the picket line if he thinks he can.
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