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July 26, 2013 19:32:19 curious   what happened to posting the town meeting minutes? must be they don't want to share the good news
July 25, 2013 00:42:30 bertimouse   Dear me, regarding your 7-20-13 post: When you learn how to spell my name correctly I will stop chuckling. I sincerely hope that my previous post tonight explains all for you. I never mean any disrespect to anyone during my free speech posts here and most long-timers on this Masonville, NY Message Board realize that. Thanks for your kind thoughts neighbor.
July 24, 2013 23:59:59 bertimouse   I spell short 2 save word space here.255 characters max so I Try 2 Glom evrythg in like the kids texting 2day.I try 2 save words enuf 4 yall 2 get it cause usually I have lots 2 say w very little space,2 respect this site2save space4others here is all.&BTW?I had straight A+ in English throughout HS & College so Blah and COL(Crying Out Loud)regarding Texting,255 character maxis and any kind of restrictions on Free Speech. Its a Darn shame that punctuation isnt even allowed here anymore without weird////all the time. Enough Said and thats all I have to say about that.
July 21, 2013 08:00:14 Old Fa-rt   I think he entered school,but school never entered him.LOL LOL!!!! Just kidding.Dont start now
July 20, 2013 08:14:28 me   bertimous, do not mind reading your message but could you please learn to spell so maybe we can understand what you want to say?
July 20, 2013 01:04:19 what?   Wow, agreeing with berti!,Old Fa-rt, I hope you didn't vote for Obama, because everything you complaining about Obama advocates for. You don't live on Shears but you are worried for the people that do?, They don't, and say someday they might, and driving to fast on the road damages their $50,000 BMW. So you think the low income tax payers, many who don't have children in school and pay school tax ALSO should foot the bill for paving their driveway? You know what you should complain about? Renters who pay no school tax, and kids 18 and live off mommy and daddy who pay no taxes either can vote on raising yours by putting a new Olympic size pool, and state of the art AstroTurf sports field at a academically failing school?
July 19, 2013 23:25:18 bertimouse   Let the snowbirds get together on their Own Behalf,Time& Dime with the TOM Board.Its their beef;their Trail.My rd now=gravel from asphalt.Anyone complaining should B me but TOM HWY made it much better than it was.Y I dont complain about a new asphalt road?Cause we B patient& like R taxes&Love Masonville&can DEAL WITH IT,Duh. :)
July 19, 2013 22:19:08 bertimouse   cant count blah&lol!
July 19, 2013 22:15:00 bertimouse   Dear Old Fa-rt:1.MASONVILLE IS NOT JUST A HOLE IN THE GROUND AS U SAY.2.I feel your PAIN man.Seriously Dude, how MUCH have your School Taxes Gone Up Since Last Yr? $10?.Not many Folk in the TOM that I know of are on Welfare so WHAT R U spouting about?4.More kids in Masonville&SC=more revenue from State&Fed Funds 4 R schools.5.Our Community NEEDS R Children 2 Stay Here 4 our Love;their LOVE,CREATIVITY&PRODUCTIVITY;Their Good Spirit.They can provide&YES that means making all the babies they can-ALL are the Future of Masonville.PU 2 U old f-art.U picked your name well.No disrespect Neighbor but Simple RealEstateLaw&Good Agents WARN EVERY HOMEBUYER what theyre getting into regarding the roads&THEY WILL HAVE 2 PAY 2 PAVE THEIR OWN ROADS IF THEY BUY ALONG A PRIVATE ROAD SO TOUGH NUGGLIES,if thats what they bought.THE LAW IS THE LAW&THAT SAID, 5.HELLO AND DUH&CAN we talk about something else?Like: Bat,Honey-Bee,Butterfly&Humming-bird sightings. PL&H.
July 19, 2013 17:24:26 Old Fa-rt   The problem is noone can make waves here,Shears is not even close to me,but Noone can say anything trying to help those people,the feeling here is F them,they bought it like that,but thats not the point. why kids keep on pumping out and my school taxes keeps going up,I have no kids,if you made them,pay the school tax,OH NO we are soooo poor,that we have to live on Welfare,Hey stop having kids,the more kids the more money they get from the govermment and the higher our school taxes,so they give more money for them and there is no money to make a road legal or driveable.the more those home owners come here in winter the more they will spend here in town,simply math,you have to invest to gain,but the mentallity is other and it will not change,thats one of the reason Masonville still in the 50s,hey dont get me wrong I like masonville,but it need changes to attract more business,right now we are just a hole in the done with this Shears rd matter.
July 19, 2013 08:44:39 Masonville resident   Old Fa-rt & Property Owner - The folks on the upper portion of Houck had the same issue. They paid taxes too! The resolution was they had to pay to upgrade the road before the town would maintain it. If you are so interested in this issue. Please bring it up to the town officals under the right forum. Bringing it up on this board time and time again is not going to get you anywhere.
July 19, 2013 07:46:45 Property owner.   Old Fa-rt do some reasearh on NMew york state town highway laws you will be suprised what is owed by the town. I would not put this to rest.
July 19, 2013 07:06:46 Old Fa-rt   Problem is I dont leave or own any property on Shears,just feel bad for those folks they have to pay taxes and get no services from Town.
July 19, 2013 06:27:33 Masonville resident   Old Fa-rt - see my previous post. Talk to your neighbors and pay to get it upgraded yourselves. You knew it was a dirt road when you bought on it. The town doesn't have enough funding to handle road maintenance as it is. End of story and time to move on.
July 19, 2013 01:05:56 what?   When is Shears getting up graded? Probably when you are willing to do some work and spend some money$ and quit being a receiver. Berti, it doesn't take much to know if your posts are coming from yourself or a poser, same with Observer's. There is someone who is a coward and feels OK with using other people's 'nom de plume' instead of their own or their real name. This poser has used mine as well. Observer we know who you are from the content of your posts, you shouldn't worry about others using your screen name. This poser isn't man enough, or maybe smart enough to think of a original 'nom de plume' (I like saying that), or be brave and use their real name when they bash our neighbors, friends, and family. This goes to show that being anonymous is the only way to go, because we could all claim to be anybody. The Daily Star witnessed this not to long ago with people doing the same cowardly thing , and now you have to register your email (not revealed) to post a comment.
July 18, 2013 20:47:36 Old Fa-rt   Well,when is Shears getting up graded?
July 17, 2013 20:55:55 bertimouse   Hi what?&Observer!what?U R Absolutely Correct on your July 8 post:another imposter?Havent posted since June 17-cant post prior 2 15:00 here.Observer I noticed July 8 imposter posted with a Period after your name- Things That Make U Go Hmm,eh?Have 2 Much Summer Work & Fun 2 check here but Wish U All Much Luck w your hot -asphalt issues.&Aye-Aye Observer I agree with your June 18 post.My lovey-doviness is needed sometimes because NO ONE Here deserves 2 be Verbally Dissed Here when folks are voicing their opinions[which is Everyones Right!]It is my Sincere Wish that All of My Neighbors here will Learn how to be Calm,Civil, Cool, Politically Aware&Safe this summer.A LITTLE RIBBING is Par 4 The Course Here 2 so some big boy pants R Always Required Eh?Me2.Never perfect but Always Trying. :)
July 17, 2013 11:34:08 EX Observer   Let it be known that I have posted to the forum since its inception. I always used the nom de plume "Observer". Note: any and all using that name IS NOT ME. I no longer use it.
July 17, 2013 09:23:34 XXX   you are a smart one cabin fever. Go back to sleep.
July 16, 2013 22:16:37 cabin fever   Pavement cost is high so lets turn roads back to dirt so we can drive FAST,I need to get across town roads faster to cash my welfare check from all of you.As far as the guys doing repairs maybe stuff needs to go to a garage to pay $100.00 an hour for repair work,then the garage sends in more tax money to go toward my welfare check.The $600K budget talk is like beating a dead horse to anyone on the message board.Look at the budget,only $95k is for road repair,the rest is for my welfare check.Going to a budget meeting the fall is for serious people who want a say on town spending the rest who don't show don't care. I'm going just to check on welfare funds.
July 16, 2013 18:41:38 Observer   Confused by it all you are so right these so called group of locals have no clue on how they are being ripped of by the non service and blaming about no money to repair the roads by the Highway. Just watch your taxes will go up and you will get less service with the way things are today.
July 16, 2013 09:19:09 Confused by it all   What? you are great at deception of peoples comments I am only talking about town roads that are the responsibility of the Town Highway Supertendent. Drive down Parker hollow road at the speed limit and you will proberly have to replace your front end of your car. And don't start that *CENSORED* about driving slow we pay taxes to have our roads in the condition to drive the speed limit.
July 15, 2013 20:45:25 EX Observer   If I am not mistaken Shear Road, along with some others, from the seasonal sign onward is the responsibility of the State Conservation Department. Masonville's responsibility stops at the seasonal sign. I traveled up Shear Road from Route 8 on Saturday. Road seemed fine to the seasonal sign. From there to the top of the hill it is obvious the recent storms did not treat it well.
July 15, 2013 17:09:31 TX-1   Usually he hangs around Shears Rd
July 15, 2013 17:08:10 TX-1   Hi! anyone seen the Big Masonville bear lately?
July 15, 2013 13:27:18 Masonville resident   If folks purchase on a dirt road and they later want it upgraded to a paved town maintained road, they need to pay to bring it up to standards. This was done on the dirt portion of Houck and paid for by the land owners and residences. They all paid and still pay taxes too. It's actually simple. If you don't want to pay to upgrade, then don't buy on a dirt road!
July 15, 2013 13:25:35 what?   The town doesn't own all the roads in Masonville, many are taken care of by the State and County, Masonville doesn't have anything to do with those roads. Old Fa-rt, what about all the people with long driveways, I know of some that are a mile long and they take care of them themselves, some with multiple residences on them. Should the town tax payer fund building up their driveways as well, two lane and pave them? Why not have the taxpayer pay to pave Steam Mill all the way to the Reservoir as well. Heck lets get with the 21 century, pave Shears, Beals Pond all the way to rt.20!
July 15, 2013 12:30:29 Confused by it all   Old *CENSORED* this so called local that is running our community wants to live in 1960 again. We are paying above average taxes for what we get. The budget for our highway dept. is closing in om 600,000 a year and our roads are in a disaray and becoming pretty close to deadly to travel. I see cars traviling our roads wether the person is from Masonville or not hit a bad spot and be shot into the on comming lane. This is becoming a safety issue and if you say something you are told to move. Well the next home owner who buys your property will have the same concerns and be told to move. You are right the people need to wake up and demand that they get the service that is required by new york state town highway law. Elections are comming and there has not been a change to the increasing devolpment of the depleting condition of our towns infrastructure. Please everyone check out the candidiates that are running and lets elect people who will work for the taxpayers not people who are more concerned that the highway dept gets their pay and benifit increases.
July 15, 2013 11:47:18 Old Fa-rt   This is the 21 Century,roads dont need to be that bad,dirt roads in this century in USA,may be in a 3rd world country,but not here.wake up folks!!
July 14, 2013 11:08:52 Country Living   Been out of town! No I am not a board member.
July 14, 2013 08:56:03 masonville resident   Mormon Hollow was not always stoned and tar, it was like all other town roads have been at one time, dirt,dust and also mud. All roads were in worse condition than they are now and we should be pleased at how good their conditions are now and quit complaining.
July 14, 2013 08:43:53 masonville taxpayer   Roads are repaired because of their conditions not because of who lives there.
July 14, 2013 08:25:31 Mormon Hollow Farm, Jeri Brayman   Observer, Not this board member!!
July 14, 2013 07:10:50 Observer   Country Living where have you been. Are you a town board member?
July 13, 2013 16:30:09 Original Observer   What? has no clue about what is goinging on in this town he is a trouble maker.What? must be a low tax paying local.
July 13, 2013 16:09:31 Old Fa-rt   Some else,why should we pay school taxes when we dont have kids,my kids went to school a long time ago in Brooklyn.this people keep on pumping kids out and we have to pay for their school.they dont care.
July 13, 2013 16:03:59 Old Fa-rt   What? am not in TMV,you dont know me to tell me all of that.
July 13, 2013 13:57:39 What the   What has changed is that the highway supertendent does not do his job and all the roads are not being maintained at all and are taxes keep increasing his budget keeps increasing and all we are paying for is a repair shop. The town will be in trouble in a couple of years if something does not change.
July 13, 2013 12:35:28 what?   Old Fa rt, what benefits are you all the sudden not getting that were benefits to your property before you bought it? I believe nothing has changed so your taxes should stay the same, the town hasn't taken anything away since you bought the property.
July 13, 2013 12:30:07 what?   Mormon Hollow has always been tar and stone, whats changed?
July 13, 2013 12:14:12 The real Observer.   Old *CENSORED* it is apparent that you are not a local or else your road would have been fixed. You need to run for a town board position to get your road fixed just drive down Mormon Hollow. That is what you get if you are a local town board member.
July 13, 2013 11:31:47 Old Fa-rt   Then their taxes must be lower,because they are not getting all the beneficts.i guess
July 13, 2013 08:42:08 what?   There is a few roads in TOM that are dirt and the people that live on them take care of them themselves, even plowing in winter. If you are unhappy with your place, consider selling it to someone who would appreciate it more than you do, and be willing to take care of it.
July 12, 2013 18:05:49 EX Observer   Shear road was a seasonal dirt road when those who live there bought or built their places. It always has been a seasonal dirt road. They we aware it was a seasonal dirt road. They obviously wanted the privacy of a seasonal dirt road. One cannot have their cake and eat it too.
July 12, 2013 17:06:59 Old Fa-rt   Why not,those folks pay their taxes like everyone else,but have a dirt road I dont think it is fair. If in winter they want to come up here they cant,is like the town is saying dont come we dont want you,but if they dont pay their taxes,they lose the property,now do you think that is right?
July 12, 2013 12:28:44 Masonville resident   Here we go again with Shears road!
July 11, 2013 15:22:47 Old Fa-rt   When is Shears rd going to be paved,up to the top of the hill,some properties were forgoten and they pay taxes just as everyone else.
July 10, 2013 12:15:53 Who!   Country Living are you a board member would like to know. It seems you have 2 sets of standards 1 for the locals and 1 for anyone born south east of hear,
July 09, 2013 05:28:42 XXXXXX   Losers
July 08, 2013 19:44:58 what?   bertimouse writing in plain comprehensible English? Hmm,? I smell a imposter here as well. Somebody must really be board. Yet another reason to use a alias ' nom de plume'.
July 08, 2013 14:54:33 bertimouse   How come no body ever wants to use my screen name and be an imposter?
July 08, 2013 12:36:58 EX Observer   This person who signs "Observer" will no longewr be using that nom de plume.
July 08, 2013 04:53:02 Observer.   Country Living is right don't bash the highway guys they are doing well they are 3 months into working on steam miil road it looks like they maybe half way done. Hope it's done before the busses start running if not I see opening day of hunting season. Keep up the good work. What? they are all inposters on this site.
July 07, 2013 17:32:51 what?   The July 7th What? is a imposter as well.
July 07, 2013 14:56:40 Observer   Don't know how many are using this name but I have used it since the site began.
July 07, 2013 14:15:29 masonville resident   don't forget the town board meeting is this Wed. at 7:30 have any ideas to help our town, that is the time to voice them.
July 07, 2013 13:38:40 Observer   Observer how many are there
July 07, 2013 13:00:32 Observer   The July 7th question concerning whether Country Living is a member of the Town board was not by this Observer.
July 07, 2013 08:47:35 What?   Yes She is.
July 07, 2013 07:47:13 Observer   Country Living are you a memember of the town board
July 05, 2013 00:24:00 what?   Actually 206 is a state rd., there are monster potholes on 206 towards Walton and they just fixed them a year ago. If you drive these rds. every day you should know where the potholes are and negotiate around them(it doesn't require leaving your lane, just moving over a tire width), this would be especially easy on Steam Mill where you shouldn't be traveling fast anyway. People shouldn't be crying about destroying there BMW or Hummer or whatever on potholes, if they run through them every day they shouldn't be driving. I do however think they should have put up warning signs on Steam Mill last year when they repaired a spot going up the hill with what appeared to be gray shale, I almost lost control (at aprox. between 10 to 30 mph?)it was pretty snotty slippery.
July 04, 2013 12:39:48 Country living   I disagree. I think the road is better as gravel than the potholes. as far as the work being done..... how would you like to be notified? A phone call? A knock on your door? Do you live on SteamMill or just want to pass through? If it is the latter, maybe you should go around if you can not handle the construction. I kind of feel like the town guys get bashed regardless of what they do. Everyone has there own opinion on how they want to live. Either country, taking the potholes as they come or suburbia where the road is paved to your driveway. How come know one bashes the county workers for not fixing the pothole right when you get off of SteamMill on route 206 going toward town?
July 04, 2013 09:38:03 Homeowner   reading the previous comments, I would agree that the potholes on steam mill were better than the current condition. The road was to be fixed last year-the town ran out of money and it was to be a priority for this year. The more \"work\" they do the worse it gets. The road was closed with no notice to the residents. Wondering if it will ever have black top again..
July 02, 2013 05:01:04 crzyflea   agree with ya there what? - Let us all be glad we aren't our neighbors to the north. Poor Mohawk Valley! I know we feel their pain as a familiar ache. They're dealing with the sorts of things we were in this area not so many years ago.
July 01, 2013 23:44:04 what?   I'm sorry to say that grumpy, I was just joking! Your site is great! Most of the sites I post on you can wait hours or days to see if your (my) 'opinion' is posted. I've said before " A little censoring of certain words is a small price to pay for instantaneous posts"! It would probably be nice if some of our posts were about less of our opinions or politics and more about the wonderful town we live in and I have grew up in all my life. It is nice to have some rain to water our gardens, I just wish for some sun to dry them out so the veges will live.
June 30, 2013 19:44:15 Observer   Many courts have upheld the right of individuals to voice thier opinions in any way they desire on the internet. i.e. 4 letter words, insults etc. It is up to the individual site owner to allow or not allow what he or she wants. (see the disclaimers and forum rules for many sites) Fourteen years I worked online for AOL and at the time they had one of the most stringent action policies on the web. But as time went on that was relaxed to the point it is now. Anything goes. Like anywhere elese in the country if you do not attack from a personal point of view in some fashion that brings grief or damage to a person you can say almost anything. Years and years ago in printed medium it was upheld in courts that it was very difficult to prove that an individual had been harmed or damaged by slander. Like the old saying, "You have the right to take a swing at me but your right stops at the end of my nose." It would be near impossible to prove than anything said on this site in any way damaged anyone. Thus any opinion an idividual expresses concerning homosexuals would be impossible to prove it damaged any one person or groups of persons. I have had some real insults from persons posting on this site but, as the person doing the insulting does not know who I am I would be hard pressed to say it damaged me in any fashion. As far as censoring words on this site it is built into the program. Other than going into the program and editing the list it will continue to censor the words listed in the forbidden list.
June 30, 2013 16:49:31 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Oh, don\'t say that! This is my site but I am not responsible for people voicing their own opinions! However, I am also not responsible for the pre-installed censor program which disallows certain words for stupid reasons.
June 29, 2013 23:41:01 ?   WOW, this site might get sued next, it censors g ay, probably be a civil lawsuit soon.
June 29, 2013 23:38:05 what?   I'm not against whoever wants to do whatever they want to in our usetobe free country, *CENSORED* people included. But marriage is a religious ceremony, if they want the same benefits of married couples, tell the Govt. to get out of the Marriage business, tell the Govt. to stop profiting off you, *CENSORED* or heterosexual (yes the Govt. profits off 'straight couples who live together all their lives and never marry also)civil unions. What bothers me is the Liberal media 'New Yorker' portrays popular children's characters Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street as '*CENSORED*', Sesame Street denies this, they have never portrayed them to be, only friends. This is a CHILDREN'S show! Come on! Leave your (the Liberal media)politics out of children's TV shows!
June 27, 2013 22:31:14 Observer   crzyflea- What you believe is your prerogative. This is not the United States I was born into and grew up in. It has lost its first love. The country is wallowing in sin and immorality it is ruled by a bunch of sick selfish satanic rulers. As a country we have no concept of right and wrong we only see what we want to see. Many Muslim countries call us "The Great Satan". While we may not be the "Great Satan" we are certainly bending our knees to him. This country at one time made God the center of our lives. We believed in the family unit. We believed in doing what was right. All that has gone by the wayside in the name of progress and liberalism. We are lied to by our government. We are persecuted and spied on by the very people who are sworn to protect us. We lionise those who are sinful and violent and persecute those who complain about the inequality. We have reached a point where lying, cheating and immorality is looked upon as normal and ok. We kill our unborn and call it "Getting rid of a parasite or "women's rights."
June 27, 2013 19:01:35 crzyflea   I\'m sorry Observer but I think that allowing same sex marriage is a wonderful thing. Come on, think of it, *CENSORED* Wedding Registry sure sounds like a hell of a way to help the economy recover.
June 26, 2013 16:38:27 Observer   Once again the Federal government is sticking its nose into the business of the states and individuals. The US Supreme Couret was established not to make laws but determine the constitional validity of laws passed by Congress. But once again the Liberal Supreme Court has bent to the wishes of the liberal qu eers and granted full recognition to same sex marriage. This efffectivly makes the US the only country in the world run by qu eers.
June 21, 2013 08:21:53 masonville taxpayer   Summer is officially here! Enjoy!!
June 18, 2013 11:22:24 Observer   Bertimouse - Due to your use of "code" and poor sentence structure it is sometimes difficult to follow what your point is; but, I will stick by my statement that the average American is more interested in their personal comfort than in the fact their constitutional rights are being eroded away at an alarming rate. The average American is a lot more interested in "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" than they are in what the government is doing. You always think I am refering to Masonville in my postings. You seem to think Masonville is the epitome of perfection. While this community is fine it is no different than thousands of other communities across the nation. You say I am "stirring the pot" and causing discord in this little bit of heaven on earth. GOOD! You seem to think all postings on this site should be lovey-dovey and scented with roses. Well, I don't see it that way.
June 18, 2013 00:37:38 what?   I'm just stating some facts berti. You've done a lot of stirring the pot yourself berti, you're being a hypocrite. Even the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said "Obama is worse than Bush when it comes to civil liberties"."I'm going to start provocatively ... I'm disgusted with this president" said ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero. And that was back in 2010 before Obama went even further. You say I don't offer any solutions berti? I say look at the Constitution and elect public officials who believe in upholding the Constitution and not ones who look for ways to get around it.
June 17, 2013 23:17:42 bertimouse   Observer,which Majority of Citizens that dont care R U speaking 4?Masonville?U&What?enjoy chatting but maybe dont realize that u 2 insult, inflame & stir up the pot for us here while never offering any Solutions to Peace,which Appears To Be ur 4-Tay Just Like Any Terrorist Anywhere in this small world.All U&What?do is witch,witch,witch with a B,without EVER offering anything GOOD solutions for the rest of us Mortals to consider.What have Yall done lately to make our World better in ur own small way? If U aint part of the Solution then ur part of the Problem=Right Now.No one likes whats happening now&U Both know it.
June 17, 2013 12:47:39 Observer   What? - The scary part is that the majority of the citizens do not care as long as they have their TV and beer. Of course in the U.S.S.R it was their vodka which the government gave them as a "benefit".
June 17, 2013 12:26:34 what?   Scary isn't it. In '08 Obama campaigned claiming he was going to put an end to Bush, Cheney un'Patriot Act', NDAA, but instead resigned it and took it steps further in gutting the Constitution. Are we still a free democracy, or are we a Government run police state?
June 17, 2013 10:58:10 Observer   Soviet Union - KGB had power and authority to listen to all communications of citizen. Had the power and authority to hold citizens without charges or trial. Had the power and authority to collect all information about citizens. Had the power and authority to hold secret courts. United States - has power and authority to listen to all communications of citizen. Has the power and authority to hold citizens without charges or trial. Has the power and authority to collect all information about citizens. Has the power and authority to hold secret courts. HUMMM note any similarity?
June 16, 2013 22:35:49 bertimouse   MY Father Always knew Best 4 us.Thanks Again,DAD.Miss U but will Always Love U&see U again someday in H.PL&H,FE.
June 16, 2013 20:27:22 bertimouse   REFLECTIONS ON MY 1960s DAD:He worked Hard.Loved Mom &all us 8 kids.He was Strict.He Loved to be on the Water&took us All Out on the houseboat fishing & swimming every wknd.he could.His Father&his Fathers before him were Sailors-Dutchmen on the Water.Mom always said I had that Dutch-Temper&Yes I Do.So be it. I come from a Long Line of Proud Old Dutch Folk in NY before it was called NY-was called New Amsterdam back then.I was on the Sea at 3wks.old&My DAD&my Mom gave me that Heritage. Anyone else Here care to talk about their DAD&Heritage here? I know this is=Just a Message Board=but it would be NICE to hear&read about some History about the Fathers Of Masonville. Thanks.
June 16, 2013 19:50:54 bertimouse   Whatever Really & Observer.Hope yall had a nice Fathers Day wknd.Peace Neighbors,just chit-chattin here.Be well,stay safe,be kind to your neighbors.Gods watching always.I know ur both good gentle folk deep down&not all full of bs whenever,wherever u speak.
June 13, 2013 13:13:06 wet socks   Rain rain go away you come back every other day. I miss you every now and then but it's enough so take a rest and let the sun come out again.
June 12, 2013 17:41:27 Observer   Bertimouse - The Latin term Et Al (Et Alii) if that is what you are attempting use means "and others" or is it Et Alibi meaning "and elsewhere". Perhaps you would do better to stick to English? But I will say this. Damnant quod non intelligunt.
June 12, 2013 09:06:27 really?   bertimouse, could you please use a dictionary if you would like us to read your message.
June 11, 2013 22:39:22 bertimouse   Ill Bet that U.S. American Citizen Consultant Whisle-Blower in Hong Kong is MISSING NOW because the CIA got to him 1st.Hes probably DEAD BY NOW BY THE CIA,because of his recent interview with NPR & Necause the CIA didn't want him to interview with any other News agencies.So We Will See. Yah he was BRAVE.Forgive me for my spelling Neighbors.
June 11, 2013 22:17:08 bertimouse   DEAR DAD: Sorry u died so LONG AGO when I was 9.This wknd.I wish that every child would have a Dad Like YOU. I still miss you,Dad.YOU were the Best.
June 11, 2013 22:12:17 bertimouse   To et all Here:Observer is Just 1 who likes to Stir Up The Pot 4 Yall About ALL THAT Obs.wants to talk about, havent u guessed that by Now?Its Obs. Right Here to Talk but also YOUR RIGHT TO NOT @#$# RESPOND-Just DONT respond cause it Aint worth UR time. OR ANYONE OF US HERE to have to read UR replies to an O. Get it? NUF Said so Stop This Now.
June 08, 2013 21:37:23 Observer   PhantomGoogler - You are probably correct in your observations concerning the "social" gathering areas of the town. Mt. Upton has about the same gathering areas. The convenience store, A corner restaurant, two churches. But amazingly I seem to meet the most people at the post office of all places! There are some other enterprises there but not of the "social" center type. I rarely visit the post-office here as I am on a mail route. I do go into the convenience store and usually go into the library when our hours match. I have only been in the store on the corner once but I understand it is a very unique place. For many years I served as a volunteer firefighter, after retiring from a uniformed department, and EMT in several fire departments but I understand that even those traditional social gathering places are not that much anymore. I guess people are just too busy trying to make it in this world to have much social interaction with anyone. Your comment on anonymity here on the board; it probably is a good thing we remain anonymous sometimes LOL !!
June 08, 2013 18:08:07 PhantomGoogler   Observer, I can see your point. The thing I think that would be a core issue when comparing towns and the friendliness is probably the \'main street social\' factor. Apart from the church, and the library we have what, two really \'social\' friendly locations that are open on a regular basis on what we\'d call the main street portion of town. Mt Upton, how much would you say there is? More than our scant two no doubt. As the social venues have dispersed and petrified our \'home town friendliness\' has putrefied, if you\'ll excuse the play on words. We\'ve grown stagnant and the way people behave on here from behind our anonymous names just frames it out so that we can all see. Funny though, also, on the note of anonymity. Some of us get more respect from behind a screen-name than we expect we\'d garner using our real one because we are judged by who our families are, or who our friends may happen to be, or even based upon our age. Even the names we choose can influence that.
June 08, 2013 15:38:16 Observer   PhantomGoogler - Interesting simile you have there. It is amazing what modern life can be. There is a fellow I have business dealings with in a town near us, sometimes a couple times a week and have done so for about 5 years. I just found out very recently he lives here in Masonville and is practically a neighbor. The personalities of these small towns can run the gamut of downright unfriendly like Masonville to the very friendly like Mt. Upton and everything in between . I do not know why the disparity in personalities but that is what makes the world interesting. I have lived here for about 14 years and probably know 5 people. I have been doing business in Mt. Upton for about 2 years and probably know and speak to at least 75 people on the streets. It would make for an interesting study.
June 08, 2013 13:50:31 PhantomGoogler   You know, the funny thing is, that every now and then when I read the forum I get reminded of an overly large family all sat down to Thanksgiving dinner and bickering over the drumsticks, with a drunk uncle roaring on and on thinking he's making sense but everyone shakes their head knowing if he sobers up he's a good fellow but when he's had a few too many there is no shutting him up and that he'll be too proud to apologize for the behavior afterwards, a couple older members ranting about politics a handful of teenagers or young adults trying to strut their newly found educations and the kids all sitting in the living room trying to ignore the adults to watch the parade. - - - I'm sorry, but that, in a lot of ways that really is Masonville. The page here just boils it down to the bones. And I love you all, even if I don't always agree with you, because you are the people who make up the community that I know and love, despite all of us having our faults, we have our good points as well. I see the world today, and then I see the microscopic world inside our town through this board and even when you're infighting and slinging words at one another I can't help but smile. We never change, even as the world around us does. We're still what we've always been: One great big disfunctional family.
June 07, 2013 11:20:32 what?   The media and the Liberal Democrats were against Bush for trampling on the fourth amendment with warrantless wiretapping. Bush wiretapped international calls, Obama is wiretapping American calls. Bush was condemned by the Democrats for the unConstitutional NDAA that affected foreign terrorists. Obama signed NDAA and changed it to include American citizens. You can now be held with no charges,no rights,no lawyer,no trial,indefinitely by the Govt. thanks to Obama. Obama also changed NDAA to include the Govt. being able to kill American citizens if they see fit with no trial. Even the Liberal American Civil Liberties Union said "Obama is worse than Bush when it comes to civil liberties". Where is the outrage from the Democrats who wanted to impeach Bush for NDAA when Obama takes it further in gutting the Constitution? There will be none,it is OK now, he is one of theirs.
June 07, 2013 10:11:07 Observer   By the way. I would like to hear some of your thoughts re the NSA logging telephone calls and internet postings of Americans? To me it smacks of the Russian KBG. I am convinced that there is nothing this administration would not do. We are on the cusp of a complete melt down in this country.
June 07, 2013 09:51:30 Observer   This all getting very weird. I post a facetious note to this forum and someone goes completely off the wall over it. I have been accused of fomenting civil discontent. I have been called several names and accused of having no "balls" (whatever that is supposed to mean). I am accused of bashing someone I do not know or have never met because he lives on Steam Mill road and wants his road repaired. While, yes, I get a kick out of the banter here on this forum I cannot get bent out of shape over what is or is not said. Mr. Burpoe says he is involved in the politics of the town and that is great but his ranting's do not impress me or inspire me to vote for him. He posts his name and his email address and that is fine but if one prefers to remain anonymous that also is fine. There might be many reasons one prefers to remain behind a pseudonym. In my case, in this circumstance, it might be in fear of my safety. Mr. Burpoe does not sound too stable to me. It would seem to me that if one is not satisfied with the maintenance of the roads it would be wise to speak to the persons who can do something about it rather that attacking someone who has nothing to do with the town roads.
June 07, 2013 07:53:18 what?   Are you the same 'long time resident', who posts under a alias and posted "Those who do not like our roads, Slow down and before you know it the roads will be better. Remember, money is short and we do not want our taxes higher."? Dennis is hurling insults and ranting and raving (cowards and losers, pompas a$%,don't have the balls,,) and you endorse this behavior? You sound like someone who would endorse bertimouse for Highway Superintendent after she/he threatens to kill a neighbor cause her/his dog ran out in front of them. You said this site is "damaging the structure of our community"? I think you reading a little to much into it.
June 07, 2013 03:54:17 long time resident.   The only unstable people on this site are the ones who bash people and do not reveal their names. Grumpy your site causes a lot of anomosity in our community as people do not use it for what you have intended it to be. I think it would be helpful if you changed the rules of your site or dicontinue it and restart another. As I said I think it is damageing the structure of our community. It would cause a lot less problems if everyone who posted IP address came up with their post then people would be honest.Denis great points this needs to change.
June 06, 2013 23:58:16 what?   Denis, reading comprehension. For one WHAT! and what? are two different posters. I don't think I have put anybody down on this site, disagreeing is not putting them down. I said they should fix the potholes even if it is only temporary fixes, we pay taxes. Free shale doesn't cost anything, it could be shovels onto their pickup truck they don't need to use one of the fuel hogs, and shovel it into the holes.
June 06, 2013 23:56:43 what?   WOW! Denis, your starting to sound unstable, and you want me to reveal my name, how about my address also? Yeah right, bertimouse would probably like it to. I post too many comments on here and the Daily Star that have to do with politics. I work at a place where I have to belong to a union. I don't think Liberal Democrats are good for this country, or humanity in general, and I don't think unions are doing any good for our country either, they are just big business Liberal Democrat supporters.Google union violence. I would like to keep the tires on my car, and my house standing. Reveal my name? Not to you Liberal Democrats! My family and friends who read this site know who I am , and I know who Observer is, (even though I have never met him, it is easy to put two and two together), you just have to be Observant, and you would know who both of us are.
June 06, 2013 20:50:47 Observer   If Mr. Burpoe is finished hurling insults and ranting and raving I would like to let you know there will be a Second Amendment Rally in Albany on June 11, 2013. 12;00 noon until 2:00 P.M. at Capital Park West. Turn out and support our Second Amendment rights and let your voice be heard.
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