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Febuary 18, 2013 23:23:54 Voter   What? Where do you get your information from the Delaware county sheriffs dept is requestiing bids to instal a 80' tower on pine hill road just over the masonville town line in Sidney .it appears that the town of masonville got it done to them again .ce on people lets pay attention.
Febuary 18, 2013 22:39:05 what?   mark, that would be nice, a cell tower in TOM. It's pretty much a dead zone.
Febuary 18, 2013 21:17:15 mark   can someone tell me why we don't have a cell tower servicing Masonville?
Febuary 18, 2013 19:37:17 Resident   What I think you are full of it what are ou running 13" tires. Are you are not buying them in new York and are cheating your state out of the taxes
Febuary 18, 2013 19:08:02 what?   I own three that I paid half that for apiece and they all pass inspection. I pay about $35-$80 a tire through WalMart or online. I bet everybody in Masonville travels on it's roads, the majority of them State and County roads. If you travel these roads often you should know where the rough spots, potholes are and avoid them or slow down. I'm not going to let a few potholes ruin my vehicle or my day.
Febuary 18, 2013 17:03:59 What!   What? There are not many 2500$ cars in masonville that would Pass inspection. What? How many people are employed in Masonville and do not travel? There is no such thing anymore you also will need a 1000$ worth Of tires due to new York tax
Febuary 18, 2013 16:04:30 what?   Apparently 'Anoter broke residentI' isn't that broke. You might be driving over $25,000 vehicles, but 'we' are driving under $2,500 vehicles. What!; thank Obama for what? 14 million unemployed, 8.5 million jobs have disappeared since Obama was elected in '08,welfare expenditures have doubled to a $trillion a year. Higher health insurance costs due to Obamacare. Thanks Obama!
Febuary 18, 2013 15:58:33 What!   I don't know why but I spelled Cuomo and it censored the name
Febuary 18, 2013 15:09:54 What!   So I say let's thank Obama and *CENSORED* what the hell they get Payed and they are doing a good no!
Febuary 18, 2013 13:27:52 voter   If the words thank you and nice job hurt that much I really hope no one ever thanks you for anything in life. Yes it is their job but a little praise goes a long ways.
Febuary 18, 2013 09:22:59 Anoter broke residentI   Masonville resident I am from masonville I agree we do not need to praise the workers they are paid well. Rember we are driving vechiles worth over 25,000$ on roads that are destroying the vechiles.we payed sales tax license tax gas tax and land tax. If they don't start giving us what we pay for witch is in the thousands of dollars we as voters should start looking for people who care more about the people who pay their salaries are start looking for other work. We are Paying 2013 bills and you want the workers to have a 1972 attitude. Resident come On and catchup to what Is going on with how much we are taxed and what we get!
Febuary 16, 2013 22:46:11 what?   Anyone else notice that any time a tragedy happens that involves a firearm the news attacks the right. "I wouldn't be surprised if a Tea Party member or a right wing extremist was involved." It turns out every indecent lately was done by left wing Democrat Liberal nuts, the ones who want to ban guns! I say ban all democrats and liberals.The left wing media rushes to blame Rush, Beck, Sarah Palin etc. for some of these killings recently. When it was learned they were Liberals, inspired by Liberalism, not a peep is reported on that. Mayor Michael Bloomberg falsely blamed the 2010 Times Square jihad bomb plot on tea party activists protesting Obamacare. Bloomberg never gave them a apology after smearing them for something they had no part of. Theodore Kaczynski, Unabomber, pro-tree hugger, anti-oil and energy companies. In CA, Christopher Dorner went on a rampage killing innocents after posting lefty screed on Facebook, praising lefty “journalists”.At Ft.Hood, Muslim Army captain, Hasan, reg’d Democrat.Columbine, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, unregistered, but parents were reg’d Democrats.VA Tech shooter, Ross Ashley, reg’d Democrat (sent hate mail to Pres. Bush).In AZ, Jared Lee Loughner who shot Congresswoman Gifford voted Dem. (registered Independent).Aurora, CO, theatre shooter, James Holmes, reg’d Democrat (former OWS radical).In DC, Floyd Corkins opens fire at the Family Research Council (on the right) after reading a “hate map” posted by the Southern Poverty Law Center (on the left).Oklahoma City, bomber, Timothy McVeigh (militia member but family were union Democrats).Hollywood, Charles Manson, not pol affiliated, but his followers were Democrats.
Febuary 16, 2013 22:29:05 what?   I have five thirty round clips and two 75 round drum mags for AK-47, pre ban,1994,if anyone is interested? With Cuomo's gun ban looming they must be worth about $2,000 to $3,000. Cuomo himself said to sell them, so if someone wants to pay, their yours, otherwise I will have to bury them. Now Cuomo is saying about guns, "Confiscation could be a option".!! Impeach Cuomo and Obama!
Febuary 16, 2013 19:37:04 Interested in Trade   Looking for someone who wants to make a LEGAL trade. I am looking for an semi auto 9 MM. Am willing to trade S&W model 15 2 inch barrel or Ruger Model 36 357 Mag. If anyone wants to deal contact me via this board.
Febuary 16, 2013 17:18:44 TX-1   HEY! much Ice/Snow on Shears?
Febuary 16, 2013 17:16:37 Old Fa rt   Good weather got everybody outside.
Febuary 15, 2013 07:51:34 citizen of TOM   very quiet message board, must be all is peaceful in the town of Masonville.
Febuary 13, 2013 20:57:17 berimouse   Amen crzyflea,Amen.We are all of Gods children,all have warts,and etc.,but not so much compassion anymore for anyone in pain or hurt anymore,thats too sad to think about anymore except to never give up yah know?NEVER give up,tough to Soar like an Eagle when yur flying with Turkeys all the time.
Febuary 13, 2013 06:55:21 masonville resident   Nice to hear from someone who grew up in Masonville, your comments on saying thank you or nice job are what we used to hear around here all of the time, but since our towns people have moved in from elsewhere, we have lost a lot of the nice ways. You are right these kind words go a long way and always will. These words do not pay the bills ,but do make us feel good and encourage us to do better work.
Febuary 13, 2013 06:02:00 crzyflea   @Whart be that as it may, everyone appreciates praise from time to time. Yes, they have a contractual obligation to do the work, just as you or I or Jo Blow from Idaho, have contractual obligations to do our work as well if we are so lucky as to have a job. While getting our paycheck is enough, hearing someone say 'good job', 'well done', or heaven forbid, 'thank you' is nice. Not required, not necessary, but NICE. A smile or a kind word do not break your check book. It might not make the balance any more in your favor either but it will make you feel better. I promise, it won't hurt, costs nothing and is sometimes worth more than you might imagine. Funny thing about NICE, Not a lot of that going around these days on this forum. When I see all the petty bickering on here I get sad thinking about the town I grew up in and what a small and sometimes petty place it has become. You know what gives me hope that there is still some of that beautiful place that is a slice of heaven in my childhood memories, Seeing the way folks come together in the face of tragedy......... My condolences to the Jumps. Thank goodness no human lives were lost but so sorry to hear about all the animals and the barn. It makes my heart glad to see the outpouring of support from the community.
Febuary 12, 2013 18:36:26 Whart   What? all I am trying to say is that they are rewarded with the pay that they agreed to per thier contract. We do not need to praise people for doing what they agreed to do. It is expected of them/ and as a taxpayer I agreed to pay wages retirement and benifits. They are bettor off then most. the service is owed.
Febuary 12, 2013 07:38:30 what?   Did you know Obama is, in coordination with the Mexican president, Felipe Calderon, running television ads. The United States government is running television ads in Mexico targeted at Mexicans who planned on coming to the United States. And do you know what the commercials were about? How to get food stamps!Did you know when Obama came into office $563 million in 2008 on welfare.By 2009, $692 million.After four years of Barakaclause,welfare is over $1 trillion dollars. Obama is offering states that sign up the most recipients cash bonuses.Wisconsin got a $5 million performance bonus for adding the most recipients.If you have a taxpayer paid for Obamaphone, you get extra minutes for signing up more people. In 2011 about 16.8 million households qualified as living below the federal poverty level, which means that if the government’s welfare spending were equally divided between them, they would each get $59,523. I wonder what? helped get Barakaclause elected?
Febuary 12, 2013 07:21:38 what?   Tired, why would you think I don't work? Of course I do, seven days a week some times. Do you think people don't deserve raises? I make twice the money now than I did ten years ago and am no further ahead, everything costs more, zero net gain. Even people on welfare get raises.
Febuary 12, 2013 07:07:37 what?   Whart, if the TOM workers are so rich then why have they had second part time jobs? Who works on thier day off when they are rolling in dough? You sound pretty grumpy, I bet your one of those who doesn't smile and say thank you when a cashier hands back change,they are just doing the job they are paid for right?
Febuary 12, 2013 05:14:23 Tired   what? you I am assuming are not currently in the work force
Febuary 12, 2013 04:53:17 Whart   What they were very lucky to get a increase in the wages at a time when there is a steady incresae in unemploymet. Again we do not praise people who are making above average wages have union representation above average health care retirement,dental, eye glasses, vacations, sick days use of company vechiles during the day. we do not praise them for what we pay for it is expected of them they choose the posistion .
Febuary 12, 2013 00:50:45 Amy Jump aimeeusacuse2006@yahoo.com Jump Barn Fire. Hi everyone. I just found out about this page and was reading the comments. Thank you for all of your kind thoughts and prayers. There is going to be a chicken n biscuit lunch, Chinese auction and bake sale at the American Legion in Sidney on March 16th at 2pm. It will take time for Brad's burns to heal. He has to go back to syr burn center for further treatment this week. This fundraiser is to raise money to pay for medical bills and burial expenses for animals. My parents r talking of re-building a smaller barn on their property with fewer animals. The barn was a total loss and sadly we lost 62 animals. Thank you everyone for your thoughtfulness.
Febuary 11, 2013 23:56:25 bertimouse   Yall Mark your Calendars for SAT.MARCH 16=JUMP FAMILY FUNDRAISER@the Sidney American Legion Hall to Raise Funds for their New Barn and Animals.And Happy Saint Valentines Day Everyone.Without Love Life has no meaning.
Febuary 11, 2013 18:23:33 what?   I can't think of anywhere I would want to work if there wasn't cost of living raises, cost of living increase equals zero net gain. WooHoo they got such a big raise they all went out and bought identical Hummers!
Febuary 11, 2013 14:34:11 What   voter all i am trying to say is that we do not need to praise people who have a contract and agreed to do a job. We thank them with good pay and a real good healh care and retirement plan. And a cost of living increase in their pay.
Febuary 11, 2013 14:24:43 voter   Sorry, meant to say they do get paid.
Febuary 11, 2013 14:23:40 voter   that was not the point, someone was complaining the work did not get done in a timely manner. Yes, they do get and yes ,this is America, thank goodness.
Febuary 11, 2013 13:28:17 What!   Voter did they get paid to do that work. Oh imagine that they did what they agreed to do by contract and they got paid. Only in America people.
Febuary 11, 2013 13:10:14 voter   hope all are satisfied with how the town roads have been cleared of ice and snow in the past few days. Nice job TOM highway dept.
Febuary 10, 2013 01:31:08 non resident   Bertimouse, enough has been said, sorry for the loss but what you are saying no one wants to hear. So please stop posting your comments.
Febuary 10, 2013 01:11:39 bertimouse   I still miss Zapata.He was Such a GREAT Golden Retriever PUPPY Run Over&Killed by a Complete JERK on Poplar Hill Rd.-Who Runs Over A PUPPY?&then leaves them to die if NOT for our witness?How could Anyone NOT SLOW DOWN on a Snowy Road?We both are still SO Wondering,SO Mad&SO Sorry,but Still,SO MAD.This *CENSORED* head is going to pay for what he did because it will prevent him from kill ing a child standing out at the bus stop next time..too fast down the road is his Montra.
Febuary 10, 2013 00:19:11 bertimouse   Jump Family Fundraiser: Marie says MARCH. BE THERE TOM ALL OF YOU. Yall HEAR This Announcement? MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW. Every Saturday from March 2nd, March 16th, March 30th. The Family needs to REEL Alone for Awhile;just like we all have,yes with death.
Febuary 09, 2013 10:17:59 tired   reader thanks for the input appreciated.
Febuary 08, 2013 20:27:49 reader   tired of it, town crew is working tonight, does that keep you satisfied. Maybe you should appreciate what others do and stop complaining. They will probably be at it again early tomorrow morning so you can get out to get your paper.
Febuary 08, 2013 06:05:30 The Evening Sun 020713 Norwich   EMO DEVELOPING APP FOR SEVERE WEATHER, EMERGENCIES... NORWICH – In a few months, the City of Norwich Emergency Management Office will be the first in New York State to unveil a new EMO smart phone app for the community, showing that city officials can stay ahead of the game in the digital age to provide up-to-date information when weather conditions get tough. ... The app, which city officials hope to release free to the public by mid to late spring, is currently in development. City Emergency Management Officer A. Jones explained that while conventional modes of getting information out to the masses are useful, the new app is going to allow officials to reach a larger demographic at lightning speed. The Emergency Management Office already utilizes social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter to reach the community, Jones said. More than 230 locals follow it on Twitter, and more than 3,400 have liked it on Facebook. Moreover, email notifications and radio updates are put out regularly, along with a texts, phone calls, webcam and weather station feed, NY-Alert notifications (including road and school closures) and preparedness information. “We do a lot,” added Jones, “and the app is going to bring all of that together into one place ... It will be like one-stop shopping for people to get information.”......
Febuary 08, 2013 05:39:07 tired of it   Big weekend for the highway Supertendent lets see how he handles the storm keep our roads open in case of a emergency. His budget is over 550,000 dollars a year see if he is caplble of providing the service that he was elected to do. This will go a long way for me when election day comes. I will vote for who ever runs agaist him. If he fails.
Febuary 08, 2013 04:56:58 WABC news 010713   (know instantly when and what roads have been plowed) TRACK SNOW PLOWS ON WEBSITE... (WABC News) -- The city's website will now allow residents to track plow trucks during the next snowstorm (2/8/13). Every truck now has GPS and its exact location can be followed in real time on www.nyc.gov. Mayor Bloomberg says being able to track the plow trucks won't get the streets cleared any faster, but at least residents will know where the plows are located.
Febuary 07, 2013 21:07:52 Marie mariewebb@gmail.com For anyone who wants to know there is tentative fundraiser scheduled for sometime in March for Jump Family. It is being spear headed by friends of Brad\'s that are local to the area, actually live right down the route 206.
Febuary 07, 2013 19:40:43 masonville resident   Same faces as always and a very quiet meeting. It would be nice to have some questions from the public if there are any concerns.
Febuary 07, 2013 08:39:47 voter voter were there any new faces at the town meeting last nite ?
Febuary 06, 2013 21:56:21 bertimouse   One more thought:I work but life is more important.Dont care how poor Ill be by staying home&staying safe during any kind of storm.If Im gonna die somewheres Id rather it be at my home in Masonville than somewheres off the road in a snowy ditch or hit by some Fool driving too fast or too stupidly at Any time of the year.Nuff said.
Febuary 06, 2013 21:34:11 bertimouse   Friday am commute at 6am may be snowy but fine.The drive home may be a little dicey,TGIF.Been my experience that late night snowstorms during mid work week the Hwy dept plows all night-passes thru every hour or so if its really heavy.I can always count on em for at least one pass by 0500 sos I can get out to work.On weekends Id say all bets are off or anytime a Snow Emergency is called.Your supposed to Stay home then,Duh.So Slow down.Unplug.Feed the Starving birds. Help your neighbor shovel snow.Build a Snowman.Build a Snow Sculpture!Go chop some more wood.Take many nice and funny snow photos.Take your family&dogs for a hike.Go skiing.Go check your maple trees for taping this spring.Plan your next Garden.Read a Book.All are no cost,No electrical power required.Have Fun,no worries here. :)
Febuary 06, 2013 20:37:47 WCDO radio news 020613   ...Governor Cuomo today announced the completion of all highway-paving projects funded through the NY Works program. The program included replacing pavement at 172 sites across New York State, including approximately 2,157 miles of state roadways, as part of $229.9 million in contracts. Local Projects completed under the paving program include Route 17 from Hancock to Fish’s Eddy in Delaware County.
Febuary 06, 2013 14:12:43 resident   I believe they start work at 6 a.m. and stay as long as needed. If necessary they do go in earlier.
Febuary 06, 2013 12:44:48 What!   resident do you know if they sanded some of the bad roads today. And are the highway guys prepared for the snow storm on Fri. Do you think they will have the roads clean for the working people there proberly wont be any school but they still need to service the roads for the working people. Looking forward to your input!
Febuary 06, 2013 07:50:30 resident   Now is the time to make your concerns be heard, go to the meeting tonight, do not hide behind the message board and complain!!!!
Febuary 04, 2013 20:46:52 voter   Hope all remember the town board meeting is this Wed. at 7:30, some new faces and ideas would probably be very welcome.
Febuary 04, 2013 01:17:12 what?   The devastation that a fire causes is paramount to the cause, it is hard to overcome the fear that a fire brings. I hope and pray that all know tomorrow brings a better day.
Febuary 03, 2013 21:35:54 Old Fa rt   I know a fire is a fire,but does anybody knows how it started?
Febuary 03, 2013 19:08:10 Marie mariewebb@gmail.com bertimouse, I look forward to hearing from you...my email is mariewebb@gmail.com. I want to be able to help this family because they are such a great family. They help others out, now are needing it back.
Febuary 02, 2013 23:22:55 bertimouse   Marie,what a tragedy for them and you.So very sorry to hear about all of the animals lost including one of yours.Ill contact you soon privately about organizing an action plan to help.No One expects bad things to happen to their family and lives.It bucks with an S that God makes us go thru these things.Yah right its supposed to make us more compassionate,stronger and wiser.Well OK God but Pain Hurts Bad and its not a good way for you to teach your children lessons cause it takes Years sometimes to just get past just The Hurt.Nuff Said.
Febuary 02, 2013 13:28:48 Trying to be open minded   AXS-TV is showing "FrackNation". available through Dish and Direct TV. Today at 2:30 on Dish channel 340. Everyone should watch this to have a better understanding of natural gas.
Febuary 02, 2013 12:43:39 Marie mariwebb@gmai.com The fire at the Jump Family Farm was devastating to the family. Around 58 animals were lost (5 horses, 2 dogs, 3 cats, many cows, many goats, and rabbits) along with the barn. They are at lost what to do because this was their life. The family is going to be left with the cost of burying of the animals and clean up. Brad is left with medical bills from his hospital visits. I am a family friend and had horse in the barn that was lost. I am more concerned with helping a family that does so much for others. Also, the family lost the mother's father 2-3 weeks back. This family does not deserve this heartache. I live in Syracuse, but I am willing to help anyone wants to.
Febuary 02, 2013 11:21:24 Observer   Must be something in the air causing all these problems. Last night (well, actually very early this A.M. about 1:00 A.M) a lady who attends our church and lives in Rockwell Mills on St Rte 8 had the misfortune of a vehicle practically demolishing her home. The vehicle went practically all the way through the home from side to side. The First Responders spent sometime getting the driver out of the vehicle. When I left there about 2 A.M the vehicle was still in the house. The driver was taken to the hospital but do not know of her condition. Fortunately the home owner was not injured but sounding scared.
Febuary 01, 2013 22:44:16 bertimouse   resident and Jeri B at Mormon Hollow-TG Brads alright. Ive got some 20 foot long dry 2by10s been sitting around awhile and come to think of it Allot of materials and know how to Rebuild a Barn.How bad was the damage to it?Did they lose any Animals?Seems to me this Family needs help from their neighbors by doing a Barn Raising Event.Please let us know what the Jump Family SOS is so we can all start helping asap with whatever we can. Ask and it shall be Given...
Febuary 01, 2013 20:59:09 resident   yes Brad did get burns on his arms and face and is home now and doing fine.
Febuary 01, 2013 10:23:16 concerned   I heard that Bradly got burned in the fire and was transported to syracuse. Does anyone know if this is true and how is he. Let's all keep the Jump family in our prayers.
Febuary 01, 2013 08:03:03 Mormon Hollow Farm Jeri Brayman   For those of you who know Bert Jump you may like to know that he lost his barn to fire early this morning. Anyone having a few minutes to think of this lifelong farmer of Masonville, a phone call or visit may make this pain a little easier for him.
Febuary 01, 2013 05:28:43 Who!   Resident do you know if the highway crew is going to clean the roads this morning they are pretty slick.
January 31, 2013 21:45:18 bertimouse   And so the Hate and Rumors spread Right Here. It will ALL STOP when We Stop. We are a more(wed like to think)Rich,Educated,Thoughtful,Loving and Yes the Biggest most Powerful than Anyone on this here Planet. That does NOT make us Right all the time everywhere. Might does NOT make Right Anymore, nor does it serve our Economics well. We All should understand that now and that there comes a time when other countries have to Start Defending Themselves and stop feeding on the U.S.A. like Leeches. Yah I know its a complicated issue everywhere but the USA should pull back and defend-not attack unless attacked but be ever vigilant.
January 30, 2013 12:48:05 what?   Now Obama gives sixteen F-16s and 200 Abrams tanks to the military in Egypt that Obama helped put in power. The Egyptian Pres., head of the terrorist group the Muslim Brotherhood said “Dear brothers, we must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews, and all those who support them," he said. "They must be nursed on hatred. The hatred must continue.” He also said Jews were;“Descendants Of Apes And Pigs” and “Bloodsuckers”.Obama borrows money from the Chinese that us taxpayers have to pay back,to fund a terror group at the tune of Billions of dollars.
January 30, 2013 12:46:52 what?   That should have been world, Obama went around the world apologizing for America,hung out with America hating Dictators, and accepted a anti-America book from one of them.
January 30, 2013 12:44:36 what?   Just so y'all know, I didn't post the 'Read This' comment. There was a lot of controversy going around when Obama's flag pin was no longer wore by him, and then reappeared when he toured the Chrysler plant (that was sold to Fiat). And his wife who said "for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country"(must be she didn't like the US before '08). And then there was Obama going around the country apologizing for America, Obama "America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive' towards its allies."
January 30, 2013 11:10:39 Observer   While the supposed interview with Obama on "Face The Nation" when he was a senator makes for good reading and sounds like something he might utter; I do believe you will find it is in the same category as the second shooter on the hill. My understanding the entire thing was a spoof on the internet. Snopes was unable to find anywhere any proof such an interview ever took place. While Obama has sort of confirmed the supposed interview with his actions and words since the original is probably faked. Long live conspiracy theories!!!! LOL
January 29, 2013 23:15:33 bertimouse   boned again: Nothing Over 2%. Yah We Hear You Neighbor! Nothing Over 2%. :)
January 29, 2013 23:10:24 bertimouse   January is the National Radon Gas Awareness Month - Yah like no one is promoting that either where we live or where we work or where our kids go to school - Except me & LOL I Lobed a Big Bombshell Recently on that front. I have NO Regrets because what I Did was for the Health and Safety for Everyone. SCSD needs to reveal their Radon test results in all of their schools if (LOL) they have even tested at all.
January 29, 2013 22:51:54 bertimouse   Dear Read This: Now Hear This Sir: 1.You mis quoted and mis stated so many thangs how can I begin, LOL! 2.Your Post is WAY too long and btw 200 words is supposed to be the limit here Sir so Ill be just short and sweet here: GET OVER 2008 will ya?!? There is a FREIGHT TRAIN of us youngsters coming into Power now; get it? Really?
January 29, 2013 18:11:18 again   2% not25 sorry
January 29, 2013 18:10:37 again   2% not25 sorry
January 29, 2013 12:57:33 boned again   The only concern I have is this going to be a contunious stand to go over the 25 cap every year and we will just be adding taxes to taxes?
January 29, 2013 02:48:09 me   there seems to be many concerns about our town, hopefully all will attend the next board meeting and air these concerns to the board.
January 28, 2013 20:35:16 what?   The increase in tax to TOM homeowners was .26 cents per thousand per year.That's small change compared to what Obama has done to our health insurance.My insurance went up $40 a month just from one provision in Obamacare, we have to pay for everyone's children up to age 26 now.The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust report that between 2010 and 2011, family premiums increased by 9 percent and for individual premiums by 8 percent, and they will go up much more after the full implementation of Obamacare. Smokers;you will be charged double if you buy individual policies starting next Jan 1, Obamacare says so.
January 28, 2013 18:13:59 Read This!   Yes, he told us in advance what he planned to do. Few were listening. The following is a narrative taken from a 2008 Sunday morning televised \"Meet The Press\'. From Sunday\'s 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST, Televised \"Meet the Press\" THE THEN Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag. General Bill Gann\' USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain WHY he doesn\'t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played. The General stated to Obama that according to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171... During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, \"Stand and Face It\". NOW GET THIS !! \'Senator Obama replied: \"As I\'ve said about the flag pin, I don\'t want to be perceived as taking sides\". \"There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression..\" \"The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing.\" (ARE YOU READY FOR THIS???) Obama continued: \"The National Anthem should be \'swapped\' for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song \'I\'d Like To Teach the World To Sing\'. If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as \'redesign\' our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It\'s my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we, as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails - - - perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments ......\" When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations ofIslam, an unfair injustice which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past\". \"Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country\'s First black Family. Indeed,CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America \"
January 28, 2013 14:41:55 concerned citizen   There are many things to consider when doing budgets and maybe more of the public should attend the budget meetings and see all that really goes on, maybe the town board would be more than willing to listen any and all suggestions. From the sidelines, it seems to look like the entire town needs to work together on this issue.
January 28, 2013 06:16:08 boned again   When cherries grow on pine trees LOLOLOL. Our boards are too lazy to due the work needed to lower the tax rate
January 27, 2013 17:24:00 Observer   They could drill a gas well every two feet in the state of New York and the taxes would go down when cherries grow on pine trees.
January 27, 2013 15:30:09 what?   States that have been drilling for natural gas have seen their taxes go down, some of them have talked about eliminating property taxes because of the increase in income from natural gas.The natural gas industry has created 4 million jobs, that's 4 million more jobs than Obama's $trillion dollar,taxpayer funded 'stimulus bill' created.
January 27, 2013 14:50:55 boned again   I was just watching a commercial it appeared to be governor Comuo or whatever is name is stating that no property tax will go above 2 percent. Now I know that our town boartd went over this by a vote of the board also this was done on the county level as well. Do you mean to tell me that the Governor makes a law not to exceed 2% and the town does can I sue to have my increase only 2%?
January 26, 2013 16:34:53 look at both sides   Watched "Fracknation"!! What an eye opener. I also read some reviews about this film. Here is part of one of them. "The 70-minute documentary destroys the claims made in Gasland. It eviscerates Gasland's credibility and makes clear that its director knowingly lied again and again. On the facts, the science, the conflicts of interest of its protagonists. Frack Nation is worth seeing because it is a good film. It is funny in upending the pathetic lies of Gasland. It is fast-paced. (Is that legal in a documentary?) It is not heavy handed, self-congratulatory, or "full of itself." It breaks all the rules, or at least traditions, of the modern documentary.
January 26, 2013 06:01:03 what!!!!!   I real sad thing is how many taxpayers did not vote
January 25, 2013 23:07:48 what?   You can by it through Cabelas,and Gander Mountain. It won't do anything if dropped, hit by a hammer or shot with a small caliber rifle or shotgun, must be a high velocity rifle. Big BOOM no harm done (as long as you were not standing next to it!)I was betting it was a rocket propelled grenade or a bazooka, the Liberal media, Obama, and Cuomo says you can buy them online and that's why they want to do away with the Second Amendment to the Constitution.
January 25, 2013 20:14:22 just me   Very big noice is puting it mildly, hope someone had fun and had ear protection on.
January 24, 2013 23:32:40 Hmph   Back to the explosion post, your probably talking about Tannerite. Some Walton locals got ahold of it last week and caused quite a bit of ruckuss. They probably moved out of town after the cops were called. Basically it makes a VERY big boom when you shoot it. Completely legal by the way..
January 24, 2013 14:29:29 why not   But shouldn't people who pay more property taxes, because they have a nice home, have more votes than people who own a dump of a home
January 24, 2013 13:53:02 Hard working taxpayer   Only landowners/deed holders should be allowed to vote!!!
January 24, 2013 12:34:06 why not   Does anyone know how many non tax paying students voted? maybe we should give votes based on how much property taxes you are paying. why should't people who pay more taxes have more say
January 24, 2013 09:32:32 what?   Good post from the Daily Star, I read it to. The country is broke, the state is broke, and Sidney soon will be broke if they ain't already. Sidney's tax base is shrinking as more people move out. And all they can care about is a state of the art artificial turf field, and get as many non-taxpaying former students as they could to vote for it. Sidney had a online Facebook campaign urging all former non-taxpaying students to come to Sidney to vote for the waste of taxpayer dollars. We paid for a new field less than ten years ago, now we pay for another one, and less then ten years from now we pay again, a artificial turf field lasts less than ten years.
January 24, 2013 05:15:39 a concerned taxpayer   I would vote for Bertimouse at least you would know that the work was done right. She would push the men to give 8 good hours and would fire the men that can not do the work correct. Bertimouse you have my vote.
January 24, 2013 02:03:34 The Daily Star Oneonta Paper 012313   Area officials: School aid likely not enough to cover mandated costs 1/23/13 ...With the cut of $58,509 proposed for Sidney Central School, Superintendent Bill Christensen said the budget season will be “challenging.” He will be looking for details to determine exactly how the district will be impacted by all the proposals, but it was better than the cut of several hundred thousand the district absorbed following the “alleged” 2012-13 state increase, he said. He was glad to see an acknowledgement of the mandated costs districts are facing. More needs to be done about the inequality in funding between upstate and downstate schools that heavily favors the latter, he said. The district will again resort to a variety of strategies to close the $600,000 gap the school faces just to break even with its necessary expenses. The district will be able to do that with increased efficiencies and the use of fund balance but, “you can only do that for so long,” he said. That was the same strategy the district used to reduce taxes the last two years. He said he will be looking into funding for several initiatives proposed by Cuomo that the school is already involved with, such as pre-kindergarten and all-day kindergarten, to see if they qualify. He said he will have a better idea about what projected taxes will be in 2013-14 when school health care costs are received in the near future
January 23, 2013 11:08:07 Confused   Actually just the thoughts of Bertimouse being the next TOM Supervisor gives me the urge to put my property on the market. :)
January 23, 2013 05:20:00 Whatever?   Thrifty or just not doing the work of the people I used to take the back roads to use the general store at the 4 corners. NO more, destroyed my car have you ever notice how the roads always change for the bettor whe you drive into a neighboring town when you hit Masonville the roasd are not up to the standards that the other towns use? You can say that the people should not complain but this is a good forum for this.And the roads have to be the worst or close to the worst in the county.
January 22, 2013 23:30:06 bertimouse   Please What do not wish for that.There is enough in reality to deal with now.
January 22, 2013 23:00:32 what?   I wish we had some of that Global Warming that Obama talked about during his inauguration speech, and is calling for more job killing regulations and driving up the cost of fuel.Some of that Global warming would be nice, it isn't suppose to get much above zero all week at night.
January 22, 2013 22:37:12 bertimouse   Dont forget to leave your water lines dripping a little bit if your worried about em freezing if your worried a bit about the insulation. Stay Warm Friends.
January 22, 2013 22:29:51 bertimouse   Hi 1 Who Cares?Nope I was a long suffering and underpaid CI that knew everything from day 1 before the project even went out to bid. I trained 3 PMs that quit the project,LOL. Phase 2(the field work)cost SCSD an additional 2mil because of designer mistakes which the SCSD shouldve sued them for. Yes Sur Id Love to be the next TOM Supervisor,ha ha wouldnt we all. The TOM HWY Dept. does the Best They Can Always.Would love to see You out there 3am plowing,LOL! You neighbor better be careful what you wish for because the next generation to Come Up and Govern Masonville will be here before you know it. I apologize if I said LOL too many times in this post.Not as much Snow as Syracuse tonight and nothing to write home about.
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