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Re: “Feedback 5/28

@Daniel — I would not just ask families what they prefer, but would give effect to their God-given right to self-determination in supervising the education of their children.

So, I'll toss the challenge back to you: Are you willing to let go of the government school monopoly if that will afford the disadvantaged greater opportunity and dignity?

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Posted by b.d.g. on 05/29/2014 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Warren says she'll accept whatever happens with mayoral control

I can speak for me too and something needs to be done now. After 50 years of more or less nothing...someone has to do something. Lovely can do it but she is concerned about not getting elected again. As well, it will take about 5 years of drastic change in the system to raise the graduation rate to let's say 80 % or more. Money is not the answer but parenting is the answer and one cannot legislate that issue. Jobs are the answer to the opportunity in disguise. How can we as Rochester Residents get faces of color into jobs ? How can we help create jobs ? How can we change concentrated poverty ? How can we give students a reason to graduate if there are no jobs waiting ? I have some ideas but not one will listen or at least take the 15 minutes to hear me out.

Craig R. Moffitt

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Posted by crm135790 on 05/29/2014 at 3:48 PM

Re: “DINING REVIEW: The Red Fern

As usual, it is always depressing to read the restaurant review. It's usually completely off the mark of the dour, behind-the-times "restaurant" scene that is provincial Rochester.

The vegan hot sauce mentioned by the "reviewer," as all people in Rochester when comes to anything, are clueless. The hot sauce that is indigenous to Rochester does not contain any tomato or tomato sauce whatsoever. In fact, it is or should be suet based. Therefore, this vegan crap, is not the Rochester sauce they are attempting to pass off to it's gullible gluten free, lactose free Rochester. It's hip to be gluten/lactose free, especially in Rochester. Next year, some study will show Twinkies are good for you. Someone in Rochester will open a Twinkie-based shop.

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Posted by RocCityFoodLame on 05/29/2014 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Classic innovation

Interdisciplinary studies with music and the other arts like dance and film is nothing new in the academic world or around Rochester. Nazareth, Brockport, and Roberts have been actively creating interdisciplinary art works for a number of years. The Eastman has a long history of failing to be innovative.

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Posted by Michael Allentoff on 05/29/2014 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Building support for gun safety

"The SAFE Act initially limited magazine capacity to seven, but the law was amended. Magazines can now have a capacity for 10 rounds, but can only contain seven at any time."
So the good guys (law abiding gun owners) will limit themselves to 7 rounds, only to be out-gunned by bad guys who won't abide by either the 10 round magazine rule or the 7 round limit. What kind of sense does this make?

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Posted by Sharpshooter on 05/29/2014 at 11:54 AM

Re: “RECREATION | Rochester Map Adventure

I'm one of the organizers of this event; I hope to see many of you out there! The weather forecast looks great for Saturday, and it will be a lot of fun for everyone who participates.

The deadline for pre-registration has been extended from May 28 at 10 pm to May 29 at 10 pm so there is still time to pre-register. The direct link to the pre-registration page is…

If you don't pre-register, you can still show up the day of the event and register then. But you save $5 per person by pre-registering so we highly encourage doing that.

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Posted by Rochester Musician on 05/29/2014 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Building support for gun safety

"If you are for gun control, then you're not against guns, because the guns will be needed to disarm people. You'll need to go around, pass laws, and shoot people who resist, kick in doors, and throw people in jail, and so on; rip up families, just to take away guns. So it's not that you're anti-gun, because you'll need the police's guns to take away other people's guns, so you're very pro-gun, you just believe that only the government (which is of course so reliable, honest, moral, virtuous, and forward-thinking) should be allowed to have guns. So there's no such thing as gun control, there's only centralizing gun ownership in the hands of a small political elite and their minions. Gun control is a misnomer." -Stefan Molyneux

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Posted by Hardrada on 05/29/2014 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Building support for gun safety

The NY SAFE act was a knee-jerk response by Cuomo to the Newtown shootings (never letting a good crisis go to waste) so he could be the first to “get tough” on guns for his political aspirations. It was passed quickly, literally under cover of dark, without any discussion or debate by a bunch of legislators who know almost nothing about firearms. It’s no wonder the law is flawed.
The definition of features that make a gun an “assault rifle” - and thereby illegal - were shown to be illogical with the creation of a rifle that is completely compliant with the NY SAFE act and yet performs exactly like ‘banned’ assault rifles (Black Rain Ordnance Neosho Mo.) Memo to Cuomo et al: duh.
Speaking of flaws in the law, there is the Erie County man who was wrongly and publicly accused of being mentally ill and on anti-anxiety medication by the NY State Police who forced him to surrender all of his firearms as well as his pistol permit. His property was eventually returned to him and the State Police still haven’t explained contradictions in their side of the story. He has filed a lawsuit against the state for violating his rights and his privacy under the federal HIPAA law.
As for public support for the SAFE Act, if a person doesn’t exercise a particular right it’s probable that they don’t care if that right is restricted. The gun control law affects only those who wish to legally exercise their 2nd amendment. If you don’t care to own a gun you don’t care about how difficult the state makes it to own one. Criminals don’t care how difficult it is to legally obtain a gun either.

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Posted by Bart on 05/29/2014 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Lyme disease on the rise

This is code for Climate Change “A few factors could be driving tick population growth. Monroe County and other areas are experiencing fewer extended periods of extreme cold weather, Harrington says, and that could mean more ticks are surviving through the winter.”

Someday, someday soon we hope, our media will come out of the closet and say what has been going on for a long time. We, we even in the Rochester NY region, are experiencing evidence of Climate Change.

You aren’t going to be able to address public health issues like the increase in Lyme disease cases if you don’t understand the big picture.

Just yesterday, this report came out by the EPA connecting some warmer climate and public health issues: EPA Report Shows Impact of Changing Climate on Americans’ Health and Environment…

More on Lyme disease in our area:…

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Posted by Frank J. Regan on 05/29/2014 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Building support for gun safety

I cannot find any specific section of the NY SAFE Act that would have prevented the Santa Barbara shooting. The facts at this time are:

1. The shooting took place in a state that already bans high capacity magazines, just like NY.
2. Elliot Rodger possessed only ten round magazines, just like NY.
3. Elliot Rodger passed background checks before purchasing each handgun, just like NY.
4. The police interviewed Elliot Rodger in person, yet no action was taken.

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Posted by Frank Mustane on 05/28/2014 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Building support for gun safety

There is a difference between gun safety and gun grabbing...the law abiding gun owners know and follow all the gun safety guidelines, it's part of being a responsible gun owner! The criminals however are the ones who do not know or follow them, that is the problem. So tell me how taking guns and making these ridiculous laws is going to make any difference, when the criminals still won't abide by them!

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Posted by Orin Pickering on 05/28/2014 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Rochester wants money to study theater

Could someone explain exactly what type of top-tier shows can't be done? Didn't War Horse, Phantom of the Opera, Lion King, Wicked, etc all play here? WHICH SHOWS have we missed out on?

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Posted by GLDM on 05/28/2014 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Building support for gun safety

If Lea wants to teach gun safety, she should become an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor and teach gun safety. Here is a simple test. Ask her if she supports teaching the Eddie Eagle program in schools. The answer will assuredly be "no." She opposes teaching kids "stop, don't touch, leave the area, tell an adult" - a simple program that can save lives. She opposes it because she has no interest in safety. What she is doing now has nothing to do with safety and everything to do with making it more difficult and perilous to be a gun owner. She knows that she can't control criminals. She cannot emotionally deal with that fact. So, rather than admit to herself that it is impossible to do so and spend her time productively, working to give police and prosecutors better tools to put bad guys in jail, she has projected her emotional plight onto legal gun owners, because they are an easier target, since they obey the law. Succeeding in passing a law which punishes law-abiding gun owners is more acceptable to her, psychologically, then admitting that we can only punish criminals, we can't stop them. Unfortunately, she has lost her understanding of what an innocent person is. To her, only a person who is disarmed is innocent. She has been doing it so long, that she has lost that perspective. Tragically, she will continue to waste her time going after the wrong people - people who need to be able to defend themselves and their families. To her it has become okay to sacrifice innocent people to accomplish a phantom objective - a sad and destructive consequence.

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Posted by bobzilla888 on 05/28/2014 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Building support for gun safety

trust me...all that oppose the law are extremely educated and informed on the provisions of this piece of toilet paper. They also know everything about gun safety and handling of firearms....if there are any needs for education, the ones who support this law could certainly learn a lot from people who actually own guns. Maybe we should host a "take a liberal shooting day"

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Posted by John Barnett on 05/28/2014 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Building support for gun safety

"It's important to limit the magazines so that if you are in a situation where an individual is committing mass murder, they will have to stop to change magazines," Barrett says. "There's an opportunity there to stop them from continuing the rampage."
My question: Why would a person intent on mass murder care about obeying this law?

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Posted by Pete on 05/28/2014 at 3:41 PM

Re: “CHOW HOUND: Angry Goat, happy patron

Jane, if you click on the "contact us" link on the bottom of the webpage, it gives the address of the CITY newspaper....which clearly shows what state this is in. Rochester residents would typically be familiar with street names and google maps is helpful for those who aren't :)

Posted by Michele on 05/28/2014 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Building support for gun safety

Those terrible " high capacity assault weapons" are just the worst. Anyone who owns one of those is prob actually a serial killer waiting to strike and should be watched carefully by the NSA.

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Posted by Nate Gilbert on 05/28/2014 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Building support for gun safety

"I was so mad, I forgot to even mention that I am required to get a LICENSE to use MY OWN BUICK, THAT I BOUGHT AND PAID FOR! This is obscene! And I can't decide what to put IN MY OWN BODY before using that Buick -- DWI, DUI -- UNCONSTITUTIONAL! I used that word on the Internet, therefore, it is so!

Cuomo wants to try and tell you that my Buick is a "land yacht" just because it has a fine leather interior and lots of shiny chrome. Looks like someone who doesn't know SQUAT about Buicks making emotional decisions based on cosmetic elements. "Land yacht" is a nonsense term made up by members of the liberal media, DemocRAT politicians and RINOS to besmirch fine Detroit iron.
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Posted by BUICK RIGHTS on 05/28/2014 at 11:15 AM

New York State forces me to register my car THAT I ALREADY OWN AND PAID FOR, and even have it INSPECTED by so-called "mechanics" every once in a while to make sure it has features THOSE PEOPLE have decided are necessary, like so-called "brakes" and "tires." All this just because my car goes really fast, and if I lose control of it, it could kill me and a bunch of other people.


I find this to be unconstitutional, and since I used the word "unconstitutional" on the Internet, it must be so!"

I love this guy, he has articulated exactly how I feel. I hate that the Constitution includes provisions regulating a piece of property, which at the time was semi-necessary to protect oneself from wild animals and possible invaders. My dream scenario would be that all guns were destroyed and each person was given a single-shot musket, which is what those who wrote the 2nd Amendment were thinking of when they gave the right to bear arms, not high-powered, high-capacity semi-automatic rifles.

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Posted by Culvert on 05/28/2014 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Building support for gun safety

We keep hearing from the gun grabbers about how terrible the United States is in terms of gun deaths. Fact is per capita the US does NOT stand out. When you consider nations by intentional homicide rate, the US DOES stand out; as one of the LOWER rates in the WORLD.

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Posted by TK on 05/28/2014 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Building support for gun safety

Chicago - City w/ most restrictive gun laws in the Country, highest murder rate.
California - State w/ most restrictive gun laws in the Country, site of the crime that these radicals are currently exploiting.
Gun control does NOT work. The gov'ts own statistics prove it.
The gun-grabbers are quick to point out the number of firearm homicides in the US, BUT if you look at death rate the US does NOT stand out.

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Posted by TK on 05/28/2014 at 2:08 PM

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