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Re: “Report says red-light cameras effective at reducing accidents, violations

According to my calculations, the red light cameras are having a 5% positive safety impact. I didn't like that this report came out a few days before city council voted. The State Legislature similarly stifled any debate.

Posted by Mike Bruton on 11/20/2014 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Bill Cosby, under fire, is scheduled for April show in Rochester

He said she said she said she said she said she said she said she said she said she said she said she said she said she said she said she said

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Posted by Robert on 11/20/2014 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Bill Cosby, under fire, is scheduled for April show in Rochester

I am offended by the old allegations of sexual abuse of multiple women by BILL CLINTON. He was never charged or convicted of any of those, although they got him for lying in the Lewinsky affair and was impeached for it. I can't stand seeing and hearing Bill Clinton in interviews and on the campaign trail. Why does the media treat Clinton differently than Bill Cosby?

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Posted by Stephen on 11/20/2014 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Human toll of school suspensions is devastating

Tim, you seem to be very reluctant to deals with the stats presented in the report and the impact of trouble making students on the ability of others to get an education. For example, the report said that less than 5% of students account for 73% of the suspensions. The remaining ones do not represent an epidemic of suspensions. Want to bet that those 5% represent more than 73% of the out of school days?

What do those 5% mean? Well, that is an average of one in every class. One person that takes the teacher's full time attention that the other 95% deserve to receive. At a school like East High, if it is average, it means 100 of the troubled students. And a single person is supposed to deal with that at the high school?

Finally, the study poorly defined the 88% of minor incidents, since it also said that 88% were non violent infractions, as thugh non violent means insignificant. Selling drugs and theft are non violent. Are they minor? In the study, the referenced minor infractions all involved females. Not a single example for males. And no data was presented to identify differences I suspensions by sex.

You really need to do a better job presenting the background and not simply whine.

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Posted by Michael on 11/19/2014 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Human toll of school suspensions is devastating

And the racial angle is ridiculous. Seriously talk to teachers, and students. You are getting one view. This is not journalism. This is a PR stunt. School safety is at stake here. This is not the time to be playing politics and mimicking the nonsense that is playing around in this country.

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Posted by kamakazee78 on 11/19/2014 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Human toll of school suspensions is devastating

"Tugging on a teacher" ? How about assaulting staff and students? City, did you drink the kool-ade?

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Posted by kamakazee78 on 11/19/2014 at 4:43 PM

Re: “[UPDATED] Legality of McFadden's appointment to RHA questioned

For those who are not happy w/the current mayor's appointees, have no fear. The mayor has shown no leadership to date, just going here and there to garner, "support from sister cities" rather than actually doing something in the hole that she was elected to. The new mayor that will be elected, I don't see warren being re-elected, I gar-aun-tee, will look @ that situation first hand and make it right.

Anyone remember when Duffy intervened and ousted DiBiase and Shaw? At that time, RHA was a cash cow and had many ties w/the city, i.e. employees, civil service and so on , so the Mayor @ that time wanted more control. Unfortunately, then Mayor Duffy had his sights elsewhere and left it alone.

mcfadden announced he wanted to make law that potential renters receiving sect, 8 could not be discriminated way of how their rent was paid. Spoiler alert! Tell many of these landlords that don't have choices, you'll see a mass exodus in the rental market. There is a reason landlords don't like to rent to those who are on sect. 8 ENTITLEMENT programs.

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Posted by badthingk on 11/19/2014 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Final Question Bridge discussion: "Black males and the legal system"

But why is it...that young black men are incarcerated 3 times more than any other race ...more so, why are the return to prison rates so high for young black men ?
Is it because of lack of education ? Or is it no job openings in Rochester Monroe County for anyone as well as young black men ? Is it lack of parental guidance during the early years of foundations to be built for young black men ?

I would like to know ? And, I also would like to know why Louise Slaughter, Mike Ciminelli, Maggie Brooks, Jeff Adair, Mayor Warren and more did not want to get involved that could have helped... would not meet with me this past summer to discuss adding two more Teen Empowerment centers on Central Ave. and Union Street North to try to intervene with young people of any color or race at the early stages ?

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Posted by crm135790 on 11/18/2014 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Grand jury re-indicts Robert Wiesner

Definitely had inside information from his wife. She's done it before with a former airport director who was exiled to an Ohio airport.

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Posted by John Mehof on 11/18/2014 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Grand jury re-indicts Robert Wiesner

ssssss

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Posted by James Class on 11/18/2014 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Grand jury re-indicts Robert Wiesner

Let me be very clear on the aforementioned... your phone bill, RGE, and Monroe County Water Authority bill or any other thing that you choose to use as a service, that has to have revenue which keeps the service going to your home or your need for the water or the phone or whatever. We are all taxpayers in Monroe County but many do not have a Monroe County Water Authority Bill to pay cause they have a water well or another source of water... and then they pay the bill for that service. So all taxpayers do not pay for other people's water. The MCWA runs on water bill revenue from users that just happen to be taxpayers for other services.

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Posted by crm135790 on 11/18/2014 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Grand jury re-indicts Robert Wiesner

"Water Authority Salaries are generated by water bills paid by users of H2O...not taxpayer money."

And the users of H2O are somehow not taxpayers?

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Posted by Rochester Musician on 11/17/2014 at 10:30 PM

Re: “Report says red-light cameras effective at reducing accidents, violations

Once again...if a driver follows a vehicle too closely while driving too fast then at any intersection she / he will hit the car ahead and cause harm. That intersection is very bad in any case scenario because drivers are coming off from 490 west and driving too fast in any case. So just after Goodman, start to slow down a little to the Speed Limit which is 40 miles per hour...however when approaching Broadway and Alexander a safe driver would slow down even more and covering the brake while allowing even more room between his car and the car ahead. Everyone knows the intersection has a camera. What is the hurry anyways ? Slow the hell down and save a life !!!

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Posted by crm135790 on 11/17/2014 at 8:13 PM

Re: “Grand jury re-indicts Robert Wiesner

Water Authority Salaries are generated by water bills paid by users of H2O...not taxpayer money.

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Posted by crm135790 on 11/17/2014 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Report says red-light cameras effective at reducing accidents, violations

Here's proof that red light cameras cause accidents: At Alexander and Broadway, there were 1,172 violations during the 1st 3 months after installation. From April 1, 2014 thru June 30, 2014, there were only 360 violations. However, rear end collisions went from 1 pre-camera to 11 post-camera.

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Posted by Mike Bruton on 11/17/2014 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Obama pushes for aggressive net neutrality policies

Fa$$$t lanes? where they who 'have' get and they who 'have-not' don't get; talk about antiquated!!! These current cell fi signals are so appalling, people have to repeat themselves 4 times to hear the range of consonants in a basic conversation, or ugh, try that on voice mail. Moving AHEAD means at long last a decent quality basic phone interaction. Improvement means digital quality should exceed that of analog, for EVERYONE. When such results are so, it WILL be mortifying; for the corporation$ and republican$ who thought they were going to make back on their "earned" investment, bleeding the public or restraining the band width, while people still can't hear each other. No wonder people text! That phone coherent communication between persons is so low a priority is unsatisfactory.

Note the responsive opinions above. Equal rights for quality service and speed for all is considered parti$an and old fa$hioned. Gotta love our old boy sy$tem.

'Bout time Mr Prez. Finally get some stuff done while you're still in office. Make those improvements the people need. Finally, stop dilly-dallying with the wing nut$ and get some people- and earth- care handled. Once you're gone, support for regular people is going to be a hard, hard sell.

Posted by Regular Person # 472,359 on 11/16/2014 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Grand jury re-indicts Robert Wiesner

Oh please... you're "sad?" Republicans love to play the welfare game. They blast people for being "lazy" when they collect $300 a week unemployment which they EARNED by paying taxes for when they did work. When Bob makes $123,000 in salary (TAXPAYERS' money) as "security" director for the Water Authority and a $62,600 pension from his time at R.P.D. (when he was demoted for disciplinary reasons) and Maggie's $120,000 a year as county executive, they are grossing over $300,000+ a year. No wonder Maggie's mantra is "The taxpayers": She wants to make sure the taxpayers first fund her and her husband's trips to Florida every year before paying for daycare for poor black kids in the city. When the taxpayers have shelled out over $2 million to these two people over the course of their public "service" "careers", it should be crystal clear to everyone who the real welfare queens are.

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Posted by sean on 11/16/2014 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Grand jury re-indicts Robert Wiesner

Sad to learn of this second time indictment. And I would like to know the truth...did Robert have inside information from Maggie to even pull off this alleged crime (s). If so, then I am very disappointed in both of their behaviors.

Money is and can be tempting to all of us because 90% of us in Monroe County do not have any money. We are struggling to put food on the table and pay for car insurance as well as fuel.

If it is indeed a politically motivated action then I am even more disappointed in the sate comptrollers office and the attorney general's office.

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Posted by crm135790 on 11/16/2014 at 7:41 AM

Re: “Report says red-light cameras effective at reducing accidents, violations

The money from the red light camera program isn't used for anything in particular. It should be going towards improvements at the most dangerous intersections: traffic studies, more signs, fresh painting of stop lines, etc. This isn't happening!

Redflex chooses the intersections and sets up the cameras in a way that makes the most money. The most dangerous intersections stay that way. Redflex doesn't care. Their focus is on making the most money.

In my opinion, this program is highly flawed. I hope there's still time to end it. Anyone who's willing to spend 4 or 5 hours going online and studying the matter would reach the same conclusion.

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Posted by Mike Bruton on 11/14/2014 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Grand jury re-indicts Robert Wiesner

Third time's the charm!

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Posted by Richard Edmunds on 11/14/2014 at 2:52 PM

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