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6 8
"Looks like the DEC does do a good job of safe guarding the NYS environment. "
Man from Outside Chenango

4 13
"One time I was at the store and some short lady asked me if I could get something off the top shelf for her. I did it, even though it was clear she's just a racist. This is the type of stuff I have to endure in my life. Tough, isn't it?"
Man from Norwich

8 3
"Nice to see everyone on 30 seconds is happy and in the holiday spirit. "
Man from Norwich

11 2
"Somebody has to tell Cuomo that the southern tier area doesn't include places north of the thruway."
Man from Guilford

10 4
"I can't wait to smoke Cuban cigars!"
Man from Plymouth

9 4
"These pretzels are making me thirsty"
Man from Norwich

4 8
"MFO - The word "eike" was used by the MFP - not me. I responded by saying that the dictionary doesn't have the word "eike" that will fit in with his post."
Man from South New Berlin

7 6
"MFSmithville. It is not a matter of "bias" - it is a matter of knowing history. The USA is not a Democracy - it is a Republic. If you don't know the difference, go back to 3rd grade. By the way, I don't SCREAM - I just quietly post."
Man from South New Berlin

9 8
"Way to go Cuomo - With your ban on fracking, PA and other states will have a BOOM in their economy. Rather than to ban fracking - why not come up with some legistlation to make it safe for the environment. Now NY will be at the mercy of other states when it comes to the price of gas and oil - just when the price of gas was beginning to drop."
Man from South New Berlin

3 7
"We are very thankful for the approx $3500 in donations from people who care and understand. Our out-of-pocket expense for health ins through work was over $12,000. On the open market it is $11,000. With a solid business plan showing a path to profitability, you too can get investment capital to kickstart a small business."
Man from Norwich

1 11
"Too many bully's in high school did become police officers. That in its self may not be a bad thing. They already know how to crack heads."
Man from Smithville

8 6
"It is about time we normalize relations with Cuba. Why have a hostile nation 90 miles away. Many separated families may be united. A new trading partner. A win for all."
Man from Smithville

11 4
"I also was a member of The New Berlin Fire Department and emergency Squad for several years. In this time I saw people leaving because of one man trying to run everything. One fat apple can ruin everything and drive members away."
Man from New Berlin

6 7
"More people die every year from motor vehicles than die from tracking if done properly. What Cuomo and his stooges said yesterday was that they are not competent to make sure it is done properly."
Man from North Norwich

8 5
"Well with the tax increase, the reassessment and being on a fixed income, I'm sitting here wondering how many days I will have to go without food,heat, health care to be able to remain in my home. So much for working all my life. Thanks Norwich"
Man from Norwich

4 10
"If gambling was legal Chenango County could reap the benefits instead of the Oneida's. Another bad deal the Governor made thinking only of himself."
Man from Norwich

7 6
"We the people who read this dont understand what is wrong with yall up there in Norwich."
Man from Outside Chenango

9 4
""Gas most likely is going to cost NY more than others." Why? Natural gas is sold on the open market as a commodity, not a local product."
Man from Smithville

8 5
""Thank you Cuomo now I will have to sell my farm to the New Jersey people after all." If you own a farm and can't successfully farm then you should sell it."
Man from Smithville

5 7
""If FOX edited it, so did CBS." How about a link? I find nothing on that. Regardless it's not a question of Fox edited the video... they DID edit the video. "
Man from Smithville

4 9
"Good morning Kids! I have already started my lies for you to enjoy and vote down, but I don't care about votes or any of you kids, so I will just keep posting in hopes that I find another idiot like me who will vote up my moronic posts."
Man from Smithville

8 2
"I sincerely hope that the recording studio is investigated for misappropriation of funds. I have seen several collection jars around town asking for money, what a joke ! "
Woman from Sherburne

16 5
"Anyone ever notice that the biggest bully's and trouble makers in high school ended being cops ? "
Man from Outside Chenango

10 10
""Bottom line, I don't feel safe under Obama." Lay off the Fear News channel and you'll feel better. They like to keep you scared so you will continue to shriek. For example... your Ebola shrieking that went away right after the midterms :) You're a good stooge."
Man from Smithville

6 12
"WfO is a typical low information voter that got into this jam by electing the communist dictator radical America hater Obama. But she will stick with him even if it kills her and it probably will."
Man from Norwich

7 9
"MFPreston. I have tried to look up the meaning of "eike" - nothing fits in with your post."
Man from Norwich

7 9
"As a follow-up to a couple of posts regarding money given for certain causes - I am thankful that our Church's financial records are open for all to see. There is accountability. I believe that is also true of most churches in this area. That is why all of my contributions are made via churches - never to some "street collector""
Man from South New Berlin

8 8
"Re:"Infiltrtors Man from South New Berlin,eike in Furguson or elsewhere? "...Please, be kind and let us know: What Language it is that you are utilizing? "
Man from Oxford

11 2
"MFSherburne: "So the DEC gave my town supervisor a phone call yesterday? Why have we yet to hear about it?" -- I guess you DID hear about it, or else you wouldn't have been able to post that there was such a call. "
Man from South New Berlin

3 3
""My bull happens to like a nose ring connected to a chain! Will Libous exclude human male circumscision next?" Man from New Berlin..Now that was a cutting remark if there ever was one."
Man from Norwich

5 11
"WFP - Is there some connection between FOX and CBS? - Both had the same anti-violence - "dead cops" speech of Al Sharpton - word for word. If FOX edited it, so did CBS."
Man from South New Berlin

7 8
""Democracy in the USA is a joke." That's because we are a republic as MFSNB will scream from the rooftops (when it's convenient for his bias anyway)"
Man from Smithville

9 5
"So what is Norwich's tax rate?"
Man from Norwich

3 10
"HVHF Ban: Politics or science? Either way, Welcome to Pottersville, USA!"
Man from New Berlin

7 8
"Well at least PA will be getting money from NY when they pump natural gas up here. Thank you Cuomo now I will have to sell my farm to the New Jersey people after all."
Man from Norwich

Wednesday, December 17th

5 10
"I hope now that NY has put a ban on fracking that the business that were waiting for gas to do business move to one of 30 states that support fracking"
Man from Oxford

9 5
"The building reno approval is great. However, when are taxpayers and NCSD super going to make previous contractors accountable for the poor workmanship for last building project. The "new repairs" will be fixing the past work that was shoddily done before. There was water dripping into classrooms/hallways shortly after the NMS/Gibson renovations."
Woman from Preston

12 4
"Telling people to join a squad isn't the answer. I was a member of Oxford squad and quit due to their ego issues and backstabbing. I joined to help people not to be part of their little cliques. They need to get some people in there capable of running it properly, it's not a personality contest. "
Woman from Oxford

5 9
"A casino 10 minutes from my house! I have two years to save! Anyone want to invest some money? I promise I will let you know if we win! Darn! What a liar I am! I could be a politician! Especially a Cuomo!"
Man from Outside Chenango

6 11
"MFN You don't feel safe with Obama because you are not! "
Man from Outside Chenango

7 13
"Bottom line, I don't feel safe under Obama."
Man from Norwich

2 12
"Infiltrtors Man from South New Berlin,eike in Furguson or elsewhere? But I guess that doesn't fit with your agenda."
Man from Preston

9 7
"The governator milked the casino license process for every nickel he could get in donations. Corruption at its best."
Man from Norwich

7 9
"No Frack NY Woot Woot Now I will have to drill 3 times as many wells to get that gas. Don't complain about the additional costs involved. Gas most likely is going to cost NY more than others."
Man from Sherburne

9 6
"WfN what are you referring to? What hasn't been made public?"
Man from Norwich

15 4
"6.53% Tax increase when are the municipalities going to stop the bleeding?? There are more people living off of our tax dollars then paying them..."
Man from Norwich

13 5
"MFSNB Laughing hysterically at your conspiracy theory of the "infiltrators" trying to "make the (tea)party look bad". Can they possibly look any worse...as notorious as they are for the atrocious spelling and grammar errors on their signage? Ignorance personified."
Woman from Norwich

3 12
" "elect another Obama type dictator in the next election" Do I really need to point out what is wrong with this statement?"
Woman from Oxford

9 6
"I heard on the radio this morning that the IRS cannot share confidential information about tax payers with other Gov't. agencies like the White House. WHEW! Obama almost found out about Sharpten's unpaid taxes!"
Man from Outside Chenango

14 1
"140 Pakistani school children killed by the radicals. Barely made the news. I don't know which news you watch but it was all that was on Fox for several hours while the news was breaking."
Man from Outside Chenango

11 6
"Barely made the news???? It's the lead everywhere. Stay away from Fake News Network."
Woman from Norwich

10 7
""MfSNB Fox News deceptively edits Al Sharpton’s anti-violence speech to include chant for ‘dead cops" That kind of nonsense is an every day occurrence at Faux News. I love it when they get caught inventing controversy."
Man from Smithville

9 7
"So the Norwich budget passed. What everyone needs to be looking at is who is running the show and what that person has been able to get away with because it is not made public. you are right they need to be thrown out of office."
Woman from Norwich

14 3
"WOW.Best to move out of the City of Norwich. 6+ percent raise in taxes, school tax and county tax - what is the total tax increase the city people will be hit with? Is government the only entity that does not think they have to live within their means?"
Man from New Berlin

15 2
""140 Pakistani school children killed by the radicals. Barely made the news." You really need to reconsider your news sources. This tragedy has been all over the news!"
Woman from New Berlin

3 11
"always look on the dark side of life "
Man from Outside Chenango

6 10
"Obama will keep the borders open letting million of illegals come in. Most of them will get free welfare and health benefits and take away jobs from Americans. But the American blacks will suffer the most. Yet they continue to support him even though he has no loyalty to them at all. Viva the new banana republic, the USA. "
Man from Norwich

4 7
""MFSv, JJ is YOU." Psst... I can't be insulted by something if I have no idea what it means. Try harder boy."
Man from Smithville

4 6
""Some things never change. The Idiot from Smithville stubbornly continues to post nonsense, easily proven wrong by just watching current events." Stop being a baby. You got caught. Get over it kid. "
Man from Smithville

5 7
"The two communists, Obama and Castro have had a love fest today as Obama has normalized relations with Cuba and totally ignored Congress just like the true dictator he is. Democracy in the USA is a joke. Being on the illegal aliens from Cuba."
Man from Norwich

2 9
"MFSNB Lighten up man my post was sarcastic! I agree with 99% of what you post. The Kid from SMV is a true Moron. I bet if you wanted to see who he is there's a oicture of him in the dictionary next to the words Idiot and Moron!"
Man from Outside Chenango

6 5
"One thing you can count on in Norwich. The taxes will go up every year. And the city taxpayers will take on the chin again. It makes not difference which party you elect here. They are all big spenders,and welfare for both the poor and the rich. "
Man from Norwich

5 5
"The "woman" who sold heroin (in today's paper) was recently interviewed about her addiction and her successful recovery. Err, I guess I should say unsuccessful recovery. She certainly wanted her minutes of fame, but with no commitments. "
Woman from Norwich

8 1
"MFN-I, too, wondered if the fundraising money had been used to pay down the hospital debt---for which it was intended. These questions pop into my head and why I struggle with giving to fundraisers and donating to causes these days."
Woman from Norwich

7 8
"140 Pakistani school children killed by the radicals. Barely made the news. Pakistan has nuclear capabilities. If they fall into chaos the world changes. "
Man from Norwich

15 3
"Hey, Deierlein, there is nothing "prudent" about raising taxes 6+ percent on people who are overtaxed already. Prudence is budgeting within the City's means. Raising taxes is easy. Prudence requires leadership, something we are without here."
Man from Norwich

15 3
"What a disappointment the City of Norwich Budget is. I guess it's time to throw them all out of office!"
Woman from Norwich

9 5
"I want to congratulate Brian McCracken for not voting for an indefensible tax increase and having good sense enough to know that short term pain is necessary if Norwich is to remain solvent in the future. "
Man from Norwich

7 11
""MFPreston. I think you are smart enough to know that at some rallys there are infiltrtors who display offensive signs just to make the party look bad. " pathetic kid."
Man from Smithville

11 7
"Once the railroad is restored thru the county, they can haul away the debris from the collapse of the Sherburne Inn. "
Man from Sherburne

9 6
"Always look on the bright side of life."
Man from Outside Chenango

7 13
"MFP. What about the arrests at the "T" party rally in Washington. There were arrests. Most were not party members, but people who wanted to make the part look bad."
Man from South New Berlin

5 13
"MFOutside. #1 if he was a "terrorist", he was not "innocent." #2 Are you sure you want to eliminate the police departments? If you do, who will defend your freedoms? Do you want to drive on a highway where race car "would-be" drivers drive 100+ MPH, weaving in & out of traffic?"
Man from South New Berlin

7 10
"MFPreston. I think you are smart enough to know that at some rallys there are infiltrtors who display offensive signs just to make the party look bad. "
Man from South New Berlin

4 10
"Maybe we can get the Olsen Twins and MFG to run the ambulance in Oxford. Better yet Get Hobbs He wants to charge recipients insurance for calls. Just goes to show though. Your getting just what your paying for. Volunteers are just that. Volunteers are not paid to show up."
Man from Norwich

11 2
"So the guy that has a sick child and has had numerous fundraisers to help raise money quit his job with health insurance and opened his own business with new equipment ? Sounds like an audit of the funds raised is required !"
Man from Norwich

15 3
"Congrats to the OSG (old P&G) retirees!!!! May your lives be filled with happy moments from now on!!!!"
Man from Outside Chenango

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