Eric Maloney 
Member since Mar 27, 2013

Recent Comments

Re: “Portrait of a slave trader

Yesssss, I know somebody somewhere would be calling for a name change to our city! Lets start the movement. Break out the chains and drag the Nathaniel Rochester statue off of South Ave!

Why does the line for tearing down statues end at the losing side of the civil war? It's like saying slave owning was fine, just as long as you were dead prior to the civil war or a non-confederate.

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Posted by Eric Maloney on 08/19/2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Rochester responds to Charlottesville

When are we going to change the name of our city? Or better yet, tear it all down? I mean, after all it was founded by a slave trader/owner....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Ro…

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Posted by Eric Maloney on 08/19/2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “RTS adding electric buses to its fleet

"The transit agency plans to begin a process for buying five electric buses in the late summer or early fall, says spokesperson Tom Brede. RTS received a $5 million award from the state in April to help pay for the vehicles."

5 mil for 5 buses and charging stations? Yikes.....

"...to help pay for the vehicles."

That mean it's more than 5 mil for 5 buses and charging stations? Double yikes....

Posted by Eric Maloney on 08/15/2017 at 1:29 PM

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

"These are low-wage jobs such as nursing-home workers, home health aides (HHA's), personal care aides (PCA's), child-care workers. In the Finger Lakes region, for example, pay for health-care workers ranges from $11.65 per hour to $12.25 per hour, says the report.

These types of jobs don't require a college education. And not surprisingly, African-Americans and Hispanics make up a disproportionate number of workers in those fields. And they often don't earn enough to be self-sufficient."


LIVE. WITHIN. YOUR. MEANS..... I really can't stress that enough. I bought a house while making $11/hr. My mortgage (with taxes and insurance) was comparable to what renting a 1 bedroom apt would be. Difference between renting and owning? I built equity. On top of that, I had spare bedrooms in my house, so I rented them out to college kids. I basically turned a profit by being a homeowner. Fancy car? No... Used car. Steak and lobster dinners? No... Chicken and rice. Name brand clothes? No.... Walmart.

I really don't understand why personal financial accountability is so tough for people.

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Posted by Eric Maloney on 08/09/2017 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Feedback 8/2

"My personal experience as a patrol officer proved that two-man units provide maximum officer safety. Taxpayers would also benefit, because fewer vehicles are deployed and less fuel would be utilized. "

This is part of Alex White's platform :)

Posted by Eric Maloney on 08/03/2017 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Health care is a right. Why is that debatable?

You know what I don't understand about this whole "healthcare is a right" debate? I need food daily to live, but I don't hear people advocating free food.... What's up with that? Like health care, there's steak ready available, so why can't I eat steak and eggs for breakfast, a steak sandwich for lunch, and a nice steak dinner to cap the day? It should just be free, like healthcare. After all, food is clearly more important to our survival than health care.

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Posted by Eric Maloney on 07/12/2017 at 10:49 PM

Re: “Schools can't do it all - no matter what we think

""Canada doesn't have this problem, he said. "Cross the border, and you'll find that Canada has figured it out.""

What? Blacks have the lowest graduation rate in Canada also... What has Canada allegedly figured out?

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Portals/0/Community/…

The family structure is the most important thing in regards to a students education. Two parent students are more successful than single parent students. Students from more more successful homes are more apt to succeed also. It's not rocket science, but people keep acting like it is.

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Posted by Eric Maloney on 06/14/2017 at 10:33 AM

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