Eric Maloney 
Member since Mar 27, 2013

Recent Comments

Re: “The big Rochester myth about downtown crime

"Second, it's not poverty. It's lack of being a civilized human being."

Right on Mike. Poverty is just a cop out/excuse for criminal behavior. What's a difference between a rich thief (say Bernie Madoff) and a poor thief (say any random stick up kid)? The rich thief commits crime because he's "greedy". The poor thief has his crimes excused by social justice warriors because he's "impoverished". Oh, and the poor one will shoot you.

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Posted by Eric Maloney on 08/25/2016 at 11:13 PM

Re: “Whole Foods critics get lawyers

"Why do so many people, especially readers of this paper say they are against "sprawl", but then when someone proposes the exact opposite of sprawl, they get all upset?"

Because it's not being built in their trigger word area, aka a "food desert". But lets be honest, non-off brand grocery stores are not exactly clamoring to move in to the poor neighborhoods. Kudos to Tops for sticking it out on West Ave, Lake Ave, and Upper Falls.

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Posted by Eric Maloney on 07/30/2016 at 1:54 PM

Re: “COMMENTARY: Too much firepower, not enough reason

mlscott - What about banning ownership of a tank with a functional 76mm cannon, because that's something you can buy in the US. I don't hear anyone calling for a ban on these.

Why are people focused on rifles? They're the 6th leading cause of homicide, following handguns, knives, Fists/legs, blunt objects, and shotguns. But we're mad about rifles because what, democrats and the media told you to be mad about them?

Tank for sale - http://www.armyjeeps.net/walkerbulldog0326…

Homicide "weapon" choice - https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crim…

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Posted by Eric Maloney on 06/16/2016 at 11:46 PM

Re: “COMMENTARY: Too much firepower, not enough reason

MB - " Less guns equals less shootings and no guns equals no shootings."

No, no it doesn't, at all... Firearm deaths per 100k"

Honduras 67.18
Venezuela 59.13
Swaziland 37.16
Guatemala 34.10
Jamaica 30.72
El Salvador 26.77
Colombia 25.94
Brazil 19.72
Panama 15.11
Uruguay 11.52
US 10.54

Number of guns per 100 people:

US 112.6
Serbia 75.6
Yemen 54.8
Switzerland 45.7
Cyprus 36.4
Saudi Arabia 35
Iraq 34.2
Uruguay 31.8
Sweden 31.6
Norway 31.3

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Posted by Eric Maloney on 06/16/2016 at 11:19 AM

Re: “COMMENTARY: After Orlando, I'm still not ready to give up hope

TW - "AR" stands for "Armalite Rifle".

https://armalite.com/history/1952-1954/

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Posted by Eric Maloney on 06/16/2016 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Diverse schools? Survey shows the public may be ready

TW - "The group that will have the highest graduation rate will almost always be whose parent graduated from high school . . . from college . . . from graduate school, law school, medical school."

EXACTLYYYYYY - It's, again, a parenting issue. Poor kids don't need to be exposed to middle class kids to succeed. That almost sounds like elitism to me.

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Posted by Eric Maloney on 06/02/2016 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Diverse schools? Survey shows the public may be ready

Luckily I have numbers for you:

71% White
13% Asian
7% Black
5% Hispanic
4% two or more races

Source: http://www.publicschoolreview.com/new-york…

Doesn't seem too diverse anymore racially does it? RCSD has the top 3 racial populations represented by 10%+ each. Brighton has one, white people. *slow clap*

A quick poll for commenters here. If all city kids were transferred to ANY suburban school district, and the suburban kids went to the RCSD, which group do you think would (still) have the highest graduation rate?

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Posted by Eric Maloney on 05/29/2016 at 3:41 PM

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