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Re: “Rust never sleeps

OK, so "Rusted Root is one of the festival's top draws, pulling in about 6,000 to 7,000 devoted fans each time." Yet the author is very VERY down on Rusted Root, and it sounds like for no other reason than he doesn't really like them. And he quotes some other local musicians who concur with his opinion. Which is all fine. But when it comes right down to it, whether someone likes certain music or not is a matter of taste. And if many people like a certain type of music, for better or worse, that carries a lot of weight, more than a minority of people who say they are tired of them. Especially since we're talking about one night of a what, 9 night festival with a different band or bands every night? Why begrudge a festival for booking a band with a large and enthusiastic following, for one night out of a week-plus long festival?

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Posted by Rochester Musician on 05/05/2017 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Feedback 4/26

Eric, you're right, and I stand corrected. The number of gun deaths does not equal the number of gun homicides. It still supports your basic point that I agree with, that there's no evidence that gun violence disproportionately affects women. All evidence is that men are much more likely to be killed by firearms than women.

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Posted by Rochester Musician on 05/01/2017 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Feedback 4/26

More on Gary P's letter -- data I found are a bit different than Eric's, but the conclusion is the same. There are nowhere near 10,000 women murdered by guns each year. This study says 4,816 per year on average from 2012 to 2014:

https://www.statista.com/statistics/595992…

It also shows that the number of men murdered per year is 28,783, about 6 times the number of women.

There is no doubt that the murder rate from firearms is way higher than it should be in the US, compared to other countries. But to say that women are somehow disproportionately affected by this scourge, compared to males, is clearly not true.

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Posted by Rochester Musician on 04/30/2017 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Feedback 2/22

As I anticipated, if this mayoral race was going to become "racially tinged", it would NOT be because of Jim Shepard or Rachel Barnhart or the supporters of either one.

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Posted by Rochester Musician on 02/23/2017 at 8:14 AM

Re: “The risks we face in the next race for mayor

Luxembourg: I think the most likely outcome is that Warren will win because Sheppard and Barnhart will split the ant-Warren vote. As much as I like Barnhart, I think Sheppard would have a very good chance of beating Warren head-to-head, but with Rachel in the race, Warren will most likely beat them both.

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Posted by Rochester Musician on 02/10/2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “The risks we face in the next race for mayor

My opinion: If the mayoral race becomes "racially tinged", it will not be because of Jim Sheppard or Rachel Barnhart or supporters of either one of them.

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Posted by Rochester Musician on 02/08/2017 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Sheppard, former police chief, considers mayor run

Howard, the others, I believe, are taking issue with your statement "Trump attracted as many Black votes as Obama attracted white ones". This is clearly false and deserves to be clarified, which they did. Obama clearly attracted FAR more white votes as Trump attracted black votes.

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Posted by Rochester Musician on 01/04/2017 at 10:55 AM

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