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Re: “Moms mobilize against climate change

Everyone interesting in fixing climate change needs to read Naomi Klein's latest call This Changes Everything.

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 02/01/2015 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Morelle withdraws from Assembly speaker race

It was all part of the status quo game they play.

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 02/01/2015 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Finger-pointing won't solve youth fights

It is the responsibility of Mayor Lovely Warren to solve this problem because a perception that downtown is unsafe will keep people away. It appears that these knuckleheads preferred to be outside in the bitter cold so they could fight. I don't know what the answer is.

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Posted by Mike Bruton on 02/01/2015 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Finger-pointing won't solve youth fights

I get it that this article is mostly about the older students who use the transit system, but I think there's room for improvement in how younger students are transported too.

I sometimes walk to work during the morning hour and this experience has given me the sense that the school district has a wrong idea of where many of the grade school-aged children live in my neighborhood. I see a lot of yellow buses repeatedly stopping and honking their horns but with no kids ever coming out of the house. Two or three stops in a row I've seen this go on.

There's many different yellow buses swarming the same streets in my neighborhood, I think because area kids are enrolled to many different schools.

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Posted by Lincoln DeCoursey on 02/01/2015 at 5:51 AM

Re: “Cuomo and teachers: it's war

For decades, politicians on both sides of the aisle kowtowed to the teachers' union. Oh they'd spout a few platitudes about needing change, but ultimately it was business as usual. Now that finally someone has actually stated that changes will happen, it's war. Sorry teachers' unions, the party is over. I just never guessed it would happen under a liberal governor with the last name of Cuomo.

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Posted by David Miller on 02/01/2015 at 1:22 AM

Re: “Morelle withdraws from Assembly speaker race

Let's see:
Morelle didn't have the support of the downstate Democrats who control the state.
Strike one.
Morelle certainly didn't have the support of the upstate Republicans.
Strike two.
Morelle never sought the support of his local Democratic arch-enemy David Gantt.
Strike three.
Morelle's out.

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Posted by Istvan Bathory on 01/31/2015 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Reed bill would compensate property owners for fracking ban

The fifth amendment of our Constitution states "..nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law". This has been extended to prohibit the regulatory taking of land by depriving you the USE of your private property. Tom Reed has a good point here.

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Posted by Bart on 01/31/2015 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Finger-pointing won't solve youth fights

When will Rochester Monroe County figure out the fact(s) that student violence at the new bus station or anywhere in Rochester Monroe County is the sole responsibility of parents ? Teach your children about these opportunities to use your "words and not your fists".

Keep your children involved in activities like Teen Empowerment, sports, doing their homework or student advisors to the Board of Education in their respective District...not at the bus station or on the street corners.

Craig Robert Moffitt

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Posted by crm135790 on 01/31/2015 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Morelle withdraws from Assembly speaker race

Joe had too many things against him: he is a white male from upstate. That won't get him anywhere with his party. The NYC Dems say it's now a "tradition" that the speaker has to be from the NYC area so that they can look out for their interests (translation: screw Upstate). It's a good thing that the Republicans have control of the senate to look out for Upstate New York's interests. The Democrats themselves are proving the point that New York City pretty much controls New York State.

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Posted by Bart on 01/31/2015 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Reed bill would compensate property owners for fracking ban

That “... the state's fracking ban is somehow equal to taking private property for public use feels like a leap.” doesn’t quite cover the absolute absurdity and pandering to the fossil fuel that House Representative Tom Reed proposal suggests.

Not only is this craven bill a bad idea, this kind of attitude is going to make it very difficult to address Climate Change if we don’t find a way to get private property rights into the mix. Much of our land in New York State (and around the world) is now in the hands of private property owners and businesses.

This land is our environment, which is to say our life support system, and planning Climate Change will necessarily include how we deal with private property rights. Continuing to hold that you can and should do whatever you want with your land, and the state should enforce your right to do whatever you want, regardless of its impact on our environment and climate, is going to make addressing Climate Change impossible.

Climate Change is going to change everything. Our leaders must view our future through the lens of Climate Change, not through the lens of the fossil fuel industry.

More on Fracking in our area: http://rochesterenvironment.com/Fracking%2…

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Posted by Frank J. Regan on 01/31/2015 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Reed bill would compensate property owners for fracking ban

That “... the state's fracking ban is somehow equal to taking private property for public use feels like a leap.” doesn’t quite cover the absolute absurdity and pandering to the fossil fuel that House Representative Tom Reed proposal suggests.

Not only is this craven bill a bad idea, this kind of attitude is going to make it very difficult to address Climate Change if we don’t find a way to get private property rights into the mix.

Much of our land in New York State (and around the world) is now in the hands of private property owners and businesses. This land is our environment, which is to say our life support system, and planning Climate Change will necessarily include how we deal with private property rights.

Continuing to hold that you can and should do whatever you want with your land, and the state should enforce your right to do whatever you want, regardless of its impact on our environment and climate, is going to make addressing Climate Change impossible.

Climate Change is going to change everything.

Our leaders must view our future through the lens of Climate Change, not through the lens of the fossil fuel industry.

More on Fracking in our area: http://rochesterenvironment.com/Fracking%2…

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Frank J. Regan on 01/31/2015 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Morelle withdraws from Assembly speaker race

The idea that New York City Democrats would choose a Speaker from 250 miles away was absurd.

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Posted by Jim Harte on 01/30/2015 at 11:48 PM

Re: “Morelle withdraws from Assembly speaker race

All that butt kissing of Sheldon Silver, and so little to show for it. So sad, but Joey couldn't even deliver the mayor's office in Rochester, so maybe he was always a paper tiger.

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Posted by Animule on 01/30/2015 at 10:49 PM

Re: “Finger-pointing won't solve youth fights

Would neighborhood schools help?

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Posted by Adrian Martin on 01/30/2015 at 9:39 PM

Re: “Webster eyes water project

Love this! Im glad Rochester is not just sitting back and Doing nothing. Curious to see if this evolves into something bigger. The Great Lakes are an even greater resource than I had thought. I'm

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Posted by Wyatt_ROC on 01/30/2015 at 8:34 PM

Re: “Morelle withdraws from Assembly speaker race

Poor little Joe.

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Posted by rbj on 01/30/2015 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Cost concerns about renovating School No. 16

Number 16 will be forgotten and buried under the East-U of R snow plow. Virtually anything not mandated will likely be eliminated or cut back-the arts, sports , extra literacy teachers-bye, bye.

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Posted by Gotta Say It on 01/30/2015 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Reed bill would compensate property owners for fracking ban

The government won't allow me to store radioactive waste in my backyard. If only I could, I'd be able to make millions in storage fees charged to utility companies looking to get rid of used reactor rods.

Representative Reed, where's my government handout?

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Posted by Mark McKinzie on 01/30/2015 at 5:48 AM

Re: “Moms mobilize against climate change

Great idea to enlarge the demographic pond to include young mothers and children, especially since they will actually confront the full impact of human-caused climate disruption (ACD). But lets not forget that ACD will affect us all and it takes a village to work on such a weighty problem together. As a member of self-described 'grandfathers out front ' for six years we helped stop fracking in Perinton and NY State. And I love mothers, fathers and their children too. Check our Facebook page for Citizens Alliance for a Pristine Perinton www.facebook.com/capp-ny

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Posted by John Jongen on 01/29/2015 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Moms mobilize against climate change

Just when you think we’re out of ideas on how to mobilize folks to address Climate Change, ‘Mothers Out Front’ comes to Rochester.

One by one, day by day, women by women, there’s a powerful new voice rising, a voice of concern, demanding attention to the worldwide crisis of Climate Change.

This is a wonderful article about a new route in our region on how to address a problem that seems intractably unpalatable to the public.

More on Climate Change in our area: http://rochesterenvironment.com/weather&cl…

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Posted by Frank J. Regan on 01/29/2015 at 8:44 AM

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