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Re: “How racist is Rochester?

"Hard Facts" provides zero new information; it is simply a re-statement of "facts" from prior studies. The news value from this "report" is zero. Plus, statistics on family structure and marriage are completely absent from "Hard Facts" which really should be renamed "Selective Facts." If these statistics were included, it would be painfully obvious that family structure, not race, is highly correlated to poverty.

Ed Doherty has made a nice six-figure plus career peddling this nonsense for years. Maybe somebody should ask him why - despite the supposed best efforts of the Rochester Area Community Foundation and numerous other non-profits in a city that has way, way more of these organizations than it "needs" that poverty in Rochester has gotten worse instead of better over the years. Maybe people like Ed Doherty are the problem, not the solution.

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Posted by Animule on 09/05/2017 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Developers lay out Skyview on the Ridge plans

The only real solution to the Medley Center debacle is to implode most of the structure. The Rochester area is incredibly over-built for retail (as is the US as a whole - in orders of magnitude versus the rest of the world) and developing 50k of 900k of empty space barely makes a dent. There simply does not exist any remotely viable, economically feasible use for this much empty space in the Rochester area. Imploding much of the excess space would prevent more tax dollars from being wasted on this white elephant.

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Posted by Animule on 09/01/2017 at 8:22 AM

Re: “How to reduce poverty: Boost workers' wages

"Raising wages isn't the only thing we need to do to decrease the high poverty level of the city..." The "we" here also refers to City Newspaper, an employer that routinely recruits unpaid interns to do work that should be paid. Maybe City Newspaper needs to take its own medicine before it dispenses its medical advice to the masses.

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Posted by Animule on 08/10/2017 at 8:00 AM

Re: “New train station, old problems

This article says the train station cost $15 million; the D&C article on the station says it cost $29.5 million (with $15 million of that in federal funds). If the D&C article is correct, the City Newspaper article is incorrect, and needs to be corrected. Pretty big difference between the two numbers and if the D&C number is correct, it is insane to spend this money on a station that gets less than one-tenth the traffic the airport gets. What a grotesque waste of tax dollars. Link to D&C article:…

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Posted by Animule on 06/30/2017 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Feedback 5/3

"Family-planning education to reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies and single-parent homes is one of the obvious answers, but nobody wants to talk about it." This is absolutely correct. "Nobody wants to talk about it" because if they did, they would begin solving the problem and unwinding the non-profit empire that has been built locally and has (to some degree) replaced the jobs once provided by Kodak, Xerox, and Bausch & Lomb. You cannot reduce poverty if you do not focus on the true driver of poverty - people that cannot afford having children (either financially or mentally) having children.

Nobody in the poverty business really has any true interest in ending poverty; if they did, they would be out of the job. The real goal of the local poverty industry is to find a way to tap into new "permanent" funding sources, like state tax dollars. The effort has been an extraordinary success in this regard as the Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative is now funded DIRECTLY by $5 million plus in state tax dollars. This creates a direct funding stream from taxpayers to the non-profit community that is largely run by left wingers. The political component of this is huge and has been completely ignored by the local press.

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Posted by Animule on 05/07/2017 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Warren, 30,000 jobs, and the state of politics

You know a politician is blowing smoke out of their anus when they come up with an actual number for the totally bogus concept of "jobs saved" or "jobs maintained." This practice did not become popular until the financial crisis of 2008 when the press was in full Obama promotion mode and had to come up with propaganda to support his "fiscal stimulus" boondoggle (remember "shovel ready jobs?").

This is yet another reason why the press has little or no credibility these days and the Rochester "media" is basically a joke. How dumb is the local press to disseminate a number like that without making it clear that it is total fiction.

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Posted by Animule on 05/03/2017 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Homeland Security allegedly contacted about two Naz students

More tolerance from the "religion of peace." 43 dead in the bombing of two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday. Islam continues its effort to eradicate Christianity in the Middle East.…

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Posted by Animule on 04/09/2017 at 12:03 PM

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