Anonymous - It will be interesting to see how the Remmereit cultists, the ones who tried to claim that the the evil RPO management was enagaged in a conspiracy to despose the Maestro, deal with his abrupt abandonment of Rochester. This reminds me of how corporate executives who are forced out are said in to be leaving, "to pursue other business opportunities".
Agreed, and not surprised. When you read some of the other comments from the other articles posted today...you can't help but think the RCO did him a favor phrasing it the way they did. All those ardent supporters who fought for him a year ago--Musicians and Board members alike--supported his move to the Chamber Orchestra (and went in full force to hear him just last week).
And now he's leaving. Abruptly, no less, due to "scheduling conflicts." Future engagements yet to be announced are preventing him from conducting a pre-planned concert four weeks from now?
You can fill in the blanks.
Not a particularly impressive display of loyalty to those in the Rochester community who supported Remmereit during his troubles with the RPO.
In other news, academics with too much time on their hands found that a left-handed child's kindergarten performance depends on the astrological sign of her or his oldest paternal great-great-great-grandparent born in a year ending in zero (if none, the child will become a drug addict).
You can file this one under "junk statistics".
If you found yourself living across the street from this Little Auschwitz, would you really begrudge a few brave souls who dare to stand outside the gates to give voice to all the innocent victims?
I just want to correct an error in my previous post. I said Planned Parenthood doesn't offer counseling to women who regret their abortion, but they do in fact refer women to someone who does. Planned Parenthood does hold the position though that women experiencing emotional problems after an abortion is rare. It isn't rare and I think that position does a great disservice to the countless women who do suffer from having an abortion and are in need of loving help. Thank you. -Ellen
JR - Your idea of a crisis pregnancy center is very misunderstood. These pregnancy centers give women all the information they need to make an informed choice – something every woman deserves. Women so often walk into a Planned Parenthood because they feel that abortion is their ONLY choice. Crisis pregnancy centers help women see all their choices and offers the women the support she really needs. They are here to help the women and their babies during pregnancy AND after by connecting the women with adoption agencies if that is their choice, providing free clothing, free formula and baby food, free maternity and baby clothing, free diapers, free baby furniture and more. On top of all this, they even provide counseling and loving support to women who come to them who regret and are suffering from a past abortion – something Planned Parenthood doesn't offer since they deny that women are negatively affected from abortion. I'm just writing this so people know what being pro-life really means. Thank you. -Ellen
I agree with Ella. Their protest signs should be subject to the same regulations as any other form of media. I was furious when they were at 12 corners a few weeks ago and my 3 year old wanted to know "what's on the picture that those people are holding". I find it hypocritical that they are so hell bent on protecting "life" but seem to stop caring about it once someone is born. Protect the fetuses but not the toddlers seems like a pretty awful agenda to me.
The Frederick Douglass Foundation stands with Peterson and the LNRC.
Why re-litigate the past? And what does this have to do with Rochester or Monroe County? I thought this was a local paper, focusing on local issues and an "alternative" to the stenographers at the D+C. Guess not.
An interesting companion study from last year.....
“Data-mapping experts from the Floating Sheep blog mapped geo-located Tweets that contained hate speech and were made after President Barack Obama was re-elected late Tuesday night. The analysis collected tweets that contained the text (racist term deleted) AND also contain the text “Obama” OR “reelected” OR “won”.
So what state had the most racist tweets? Mississippi and Alabama came in first place. Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee trailing them behind."
I wish the author had provided a little more context for the Focus Pregnancy Help Center and other "crisis pregnancy centers," which are usually fronts for anti-abortion groups that provide misleading or outright inaccurate information to women seeking abortion, and often set up shop very close to Planned Parenthood affiliates to exploit confusion. In many cases, the CPCs lure poor women in with a free pregnancy test by leading the women to believe that they are abortion providers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crisis_pregnancy_center
I don't know why CITY is reporting on this research finding?
Duh. Travel to the South, its flagrantly apparent. I lived in Atalanta for a year. Most of the population there is black, even the white people act black, yet the white people dont care for black people. It didn't make any sense.
I think it's ridiculous that they can get away with showing those photos- we have rating systems for movies to keep our children from seeing disturbing things, only to see images of dead fetuses if you happen to drive by.
While I support their right to protest, I do not think it is right that they can show those images. Plus a few of them use those posters to block your view if you are trying to pull out and have almost caused quite a few traffic accidents!!!!
I think this article is biased towards the south. I am originally from the south, and I have seen more racism in the Finger Lakes Region and Rochester than I ever saw while living in the south. I think this "white in the south are racists" attitude is an archaic attitude and seems to based on ignorance of southern socio-cultural relationships. I've lived here for twelve years and in that time, I have been associated with "Republicanism", "Conservatism" and "Racism" because of my accent when in fact, I am "Democrat", "Liberal" and 'non-racist". I think those who did this study need to "live" in the south a while and THEN do a study after they've lived among it's people.
"The "slavery effect" accounts for up to a 15 percent difference in political parties. About 30 percent of whites in former plantation areas identify as Democrats, compared to 40 percent to 45 percent in counties where slaves were less than 3 percent of the population."
...does not validate this statement....
“And they are more likely to be Republican”.
We need the Republican enrollment percentages to prove the claim. Particularly given that there are still a sizable percentage of whites who remain Democrats despite their conservative leanings because their family has always been Democratic (from pre-Civil War up to the 1970s when the southern Dems were the party of social Neanderthals).
Let's see...if the teacher evaluation scores are wrong, maybe the student grades are wrong and maybe everything is really wonderful in Rochester schools.
Would this include getting rid of the hideous Wall/Therapy mural of the vulture/chicken thing on the side of the building?
Great Job Hebda. Waiting to see the results!
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