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Re: “POP | BROODS

The previous post looks like spam to me ... nothing to do with the article.

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Posted by Rochester Musician on 09/14/2014 at 4:27 PM

Re: “POP | BROODS

I have heard of people downloading thousands of songs onto their computers and getting caught and having to pay thousands in fines and sometimes even worse. To keep yourself safe, you should always buy and download from a reliable source.

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Posted by mf.rose on 09/14/2014 at 12:27 AM

Re: “Edgewater to present designs for port development

For Charlotte to succeed, they need to be competitive with their fellow city neighborhoods - namely, the attractive, vibrant ones like Park Avenue and the South Wedge, and not to mention our growing downtown. If Charlotte tries to emulate the car-centric, low-density suburban lifestyle, they will fail because people who want that lifestyle will NEVER move to the city. There are plenty of suburban neighborhoods on/near the water just like Charlotte is, so that's not a unique selling point either.

City neighborhoods have to appeal to city people. And a huge part of urban appeal is walkability, which requires a population dense enough to sustain retail, restaurants, and services in a concentrated area. And in an area with limited space, that means mid- to high-rise apartment/condo buildings. If you can't deal with that, then maybe a vibrant urban neighborhood just isn't for you.

And also, those vast parking lots belong to a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Henrietta. TAKE THEM OUT.

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Posted by Eileen on 09/13/2014 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Edgewater to present designs for port development

I have a feeling they'd consider anything over 1 story a "high rise". In other words, if any building is constructed, they don't want it for some odd ball reason.

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Posted by Jason Briggs on 09/13/2014 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Our job after the tragedy of Pierson and the Glazers

I worked in social work for many years and agree with you about releasing people with problems back into the same environment is not working. But if would be nice if you mentioned something about personal responsibility on behalf of the guy who murdered Daryl Pierson. It was not a crash. To excuse him completely on social isues is so politically correct that it is not helping the problem either.

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Posted by June Avignone on 09/13/2014 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Edgewater to present designs for port development

Why are they fighting this project? I would pay for a condo at Charlotte if I could get a nice lake view to wake up to every day.

I hate to say it but stubborn people that criticize the idea before it's even fairly presented are damaging the communities ability to revitalize it's self and be successful. This is the same attitude that brought Kodak into bankruptcy... don't let it bring Charlotte into mediocrity!

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Posted by Kevin Allen on 09/13/2014 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Legislature Democrats target tax exemption

Is this going to actually accomplish anything? Does ANYTHING the Leg Dems do accomplish anything? They are semi-professional political whiners, not legislators. There are 10 of them. It takes 15 to make a majority. The Party can't even keep their own endorsed candidates in office, as Leslie Rivera and Saul Maniero before her have found out too late (and both from the same district, the 29th). If O'Brien get defeated by a former news anchor with a bad toupee in November (Rich Funke), I would suggest the Party consider disbanding. Does anyone even care about the Leg Dems? Are they capable of actually DOING anything?

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Posted by good riddance on 09/12/2014 at 11:07 PM

Re: “Edgewater to present designs for port development

10 Stories barely qualifies as a High Rise... the residents in Charlotte live in a CITY, if they don't like it they, should probably move to the town of Hamlin or sodus point.

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Posted by John Smith on 09/12/2014 at 9:23 PM

Re: “Fast food fight for $15

CORRECTION #2: It turns out I was wrong about that last point as well. If everyone was as self-interested, myopic, and resentful as some of the above commenters would like us to be, we'd probably all burn in a ball of endless hellfire. Again - my bad.

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Posted by Lyle Jeremy Rubin on 09/12/2014 at 7:00 PM

Re: “Fast food fight for $15

This is perhaps one of the strangest and most unwarranted requests I may have ever heard by anyone in any profession, ever. If McDonalds/fa(s)t food employees want a wage-doubling pay increase, then this is absolutely absurd. The reason why these jobs pay so little has to do with the lack of skills required to perform the work: food comes frozen or bagged and prepped, all that is required is cutting open these bags and learning how to use a microwave properly. Many corporate, stream-lined places of business have preparation guides in multiple languages with pictures included, so that even the most illiterate employee may function in these highly organized environments. If in fact these disgruntled employees are arguing for a minimum wage increase across the board to $15, I am wondering if any of these individuals possess the capability of foresight (my personal guess is no). Raising the minimum wage by almost double would radically increase inflation. Your $4 gallon of milk would then cost around $8--and the protests would then continue.
If their argument is based on their family size and family support, this is also a heinous request. How many times has an employer asked you upon hire, "How many people are you supporting in your family? 5? Well, let's pay you twice as much as Johnny over there who's single." There are many, many ways to make money--finding a new, better-paying job in the same field, finding a second job, going back to school to increase your skill-set so that your next job(s) DO indeed pay a higher wage, selling things on the internet, or creating things at home and selling them independently at a store-front, garage sale, or market. There are also dozens of ways of penny-pinching and saving money, so that your dollar stretches further: using birth control responsibly for starters (less mouths to feed!), couponing, buying foods that are not prepared (all aspects of preparation cost you more money!), and spending less money on entertainment, to name just a very few.
Am I empathetic to the plight of the poor and needy? Of course. Poverty is an ugly, multi-headed monster that effects many, many people across the nation and is no simple subject. Officially, I "live below the poverty line" myself. I can manage to survive, however, by a number of important lifestyle guidelines that assist me in financial decision-making processes. I have ample amount of savings, can pay all of my bills on time, am accept and am content with what I have as opposed to wanting what I do not, and am not begging for a pay increase when I do so little to actually deserve it--and I make the same amount as these folks do. Fancy that.

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Posted by Lindsey on 09/12/2014 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Parole under scrutiny

Actor-director Tim Robbins is leading an effort to provide offender rehabilitation in prisons. Anger management is taught through arts programs.

AND, as a society, can we seriously afford to let our schools CUT such programs?

Posted by Mike Bruton on 09/12/2014 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Fast food fight for $15

I agree with everything some of the previous commenters have said. If everyone thought like that a hundred years ago, we still wouldn't have the weekend. And everyone knows the weekend is nothing but an excuse to not work so that someone much better off than us can enjoy the overwhelming majority of the fruits of our labor. And what's not to like about working so that someone else can enjoy the overwhelming majority of the fruits of our labor! Hell, I'd work 8 or 9 days a week if God had given us 8 or 9 days in a week!

But it's more than that. If everyone listened to the previous commenters, we'd enjoy even LESS labor power in this country than we already do, and that would be awesome! Just think about it - more of the nation's wealth would accrue to those at the top, and as all social science demonstrates, this has proven time and again to be a wonderful thing for everyone! When it comes to pretty much every social indicator under the sun, from health outcomes to crime to social trust to happiness, we're all better off when those at the top are getting richer and richer while the rest of our incomes are stagnating. What's more, the economy grows even faster than it did before! Like I said, this is AWE-SOME.

CORRECTION: It turns out virtually everything in the above paragraph is wrong, with the exception that less labor power does indeed lead to increased inequality. Believe it or not, increased inequality tends to lead to worse health outcomes, higher crime rates, less social trust, and less happiness, not to mention a more unstable and violent society as a whole. It also leads to decreased growth. My bad.

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Posted by Lyle Jeremy Rubin on 09/12/2014 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Judy Collins coming to East House

Thanks John. I should have known that since a friend of mine played it constantly, and I do mean CONSTANTLY. I liked "Judith" and one particular recording, "The Moon's a Harsh Mistress." And yes, it is nice that she's still around.

Posted by Tim Louis Macaluso on 09/12/2014 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Fast food fight for $15

Remember: (1) Most fast-food workers are adults who are major breadwinners for their families; (2) had the minimum wage fifty years ago merely kept up with inflation it would be over $15 today; (3) when these giant corporations don’t pay living wages the rest of us pay Medicaid and food stamps to help these families stay out of poverty; (4) a $15 living wage puts more money into the pockets of people who will spend it, thereby creating more jobs, not fewer; (5) McDonalds, Burger King, and the rest are hugely profitable, paying their CEOs over 1,000 times what they pay their front-line workers. It’s time America’s fast-food workers got a raise. - Robert Reich

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Posted by Joan Collins Lambert on 09/11/2014 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Local fast food workers strike for better wages

so if the minimum wage goes up, requiring not only soulless corporations but struggling mom-and-pop businesses to pony up, then skilled worker wages rise commensurately, then retail prices skyrocket so businesses can afford to pay their employees, aren't we right back where we started? what am i missing here?

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Posted by lucy on 09/11/2014 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Local fast food workers strike for better wages

I'm gonna copy-paste me facebook status from yesterday into this comments thread, because there are apparently still a bunch of fools out there: Ok, kids, let me explain a little something you should have figured out on your own. NOBODY IS SAYING FAST FOOD WORKERS SHOULD MAKE MORE MONEY THAN YOU. Fifteen dollars an hour is meant to represent a living wage. The point of Fight for Fifteen is not that frycooks deserve a higher wage than paramedics or whatever other underpaid profession you care to name. The point is that everyone who works for a living should make enough to live on. And giant, tax-dodging, multinational corporations should not be paying the WORKERS (that's all of us) poverty level wages. If you work for a living and you're against workers making a living wage, then you're just against yourself.

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Posted by Partee Dave on 09/11/2014 at 5:34 PM

Re: “Local fast food workers strike for better wages

People who are complaining about a higher wage for fast food employees being too much would do well to remember that these jobs are no longer held primarily by high school kids earning spending money, but increasingly by people trying to survive, pay bills, and raise children. Thats the reality of the economy we live in right now, and one can't always just run out, try harder, and get another job. On top of that, all you taxpayers are subsidizing the fast food industry to pay their workers low wages in the form of food stamps, medical insurance, and other benefits. You pay for McDonalds greed. It's really that simple. So, instead of sitting on the comments section of City Newspaper telling fast food workers to work harder at life, or defending wealthy franchisees who need no defense...perhaps you should join these brave workers on the picket line next time. And there will be a next time.

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Posted by Alex C on 09/11/2014 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Fast food fight for $15

Don't want to struggle to feed 2 children? Don't have that second kid if your prospects are working are Wendy's. 1 kid can be a mistake, don't tell me the second one is too.

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Posted by Culver on 09/11/2014 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Judy Collins coming to East House

Correction: Both Sides Now was not on Judy Collins first recording "Maid of Constant Sorrow" it was a hit for her on her album " Wildflowers" which I believe was released in 1967. I'm glad she's still around, so we have "real" music to listen to still.

Posted by John Jensen on 09/11/2014 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Fast food fight for $15

How did you advance your career? I bet it wasn't through protesting.

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Posted by Joe Halloway on 09/11/2014 at 9:42 AM

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