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Friday, August 18th

2 0
"Excellent Red M!!! LOL"
OUR12?

2 0
""This crap belongs in a museum, if you care to see it. Not everyone is proud of our culture of death" - Precisely. If some people have such a desire to view this ugly unhuman part of history with such passionate admiration; let them build a museum to display it in "
OUR12?

2 0
""Symbolism & imagery seems to be all Merikans care about, esp. when it comes to war, death & killing. This crap belongs in a museum,if you care to see it.Not everyone is proud of our culture of death.Why don't we have all disgusting history on open public display?We have become numb to it all, as we a look for somewhere to direct our hate" Kudos "
OUR12?

2 0
""Corporations should not be allowed to dictate to their employees on cultural values" - unfortunately U ain't seen nothing yet"
OUR12?

2 1
"In a bold move, President Trump announced today that the controversial statue of Robert E. Lee will be promptly taken down and re-erected in senior adviser Steve Bannon's front yard. Lee's new home will be near the driveway, just above the small negro bootblack with the lantern."
Red Emma

2 1
"Symbolism and imagery seems to be all Merikans care about, esp. when it comes to war, death and killing. This crap belongs in a museum, if you care to see it. Not everyone is proud of our culture of death. Why don't we have all disgusting history on open public display? We have become numb to it all, as we a look for somewhere to direct our hate."
Metal-Raven

Thursday, August 17th

3 0
"I was at the Wed board meeting where they approved the deputy superintendent's contract. How does this Board justify a $20,000 increase in base salary when there are employees in our district making less than that and some working two jobs???"
Man from Norwich

4 0
"Klockowski and Collins need to go! Resign now!!! Know your role. Let the administration that we are paying do their jobs! #exposedagenda"
Woman from Norwich

0 3
"Dippocrats better not forget the statues at Gettysburg too."
Man from Norwich

3 1
"I am so sick of CEO's who make billions of dollars lecturing the rest of us on how to live and what values we should have. Corporations should not be allowed to dictate to their employees on cultural values. Violation of free speech"
Man from Norwich

5 1
""WOW The Democrats finally have an issue that they can divide the nation on. Look at them all run to tear down monuments. All of them oud mouthed politicians looking to make themselves important....over nothing" - sorry u finally realize Ur president is a bigoted etc etc loose cannon"
OUR12?

2 5
"WOW The Democrats finally have an issue that they can divide the nation on. Look at them all run to tear down monuments. All of them oud mouthed politicians looking to make themselves important....over nothing."
Man from Norwich

4 1
"B12 there is absolutely zero truth to anything you have posted so far. You obviously spend your days consuming right-wing hate media."
Metal-Raven

4 5
"Parents set a terrible example for their children at the meeting. Their disrespectful behavior is indicative of what they hear on the court. Anyone who would have spoken against the coach would have been tarred & feathered. These parents should be concerned with academics and a principal. The board is doing their job! They will not be bullied!"
Norwich

5 4
"FYI. The President of the BOE dismissed the public last night to enter into executive session, just to come back out and open public session again. This is SLIMY. Where are the ethics here? how do we remove him? "
Man from Norwich

8 4
"I attended the BOE meeting last night and I heard the MANY parents and student-athletes say he is beloved as a coach and a role model. Sounds like the kind of guy my child should play for. Two or three disgruntled parents and a power hungry majority on the BOE do not get to make hiring decisions. Know your role. "
Man from Norwich

2 4
"I'm organizing a protest to tear down the Civil War monument in Sherburne! Now I know that's not a Confederate soldier, but it kind of looks like one, and that's good enough! Yay, bandwagon!"
Man from Norwich

7 2
"Women from Norwich...In the real world...its not the same. The more ability one has, the more likely they get the job. That's what has changed over the years. We used to teach work ethic to children was good thing...now we teach..don't work as hard but still "entitled" to the same thing. "
Woman from Norwich

7 4
"I'm a life long member of Norwich and bleed "purple". I witnessed the coaching of Mr. Bennett several times. If the board of ed thinks his behavior is acceptable, then shame on you all !!! He should not be representing our school and paid from our tax dollars. His theatrics and yelling at the girls and adverse coaches is unacceptable. "
Man from Norwich

4 3
"Hey when are we going to tear down and desecrate the Washington Monument ???"
Man from Norwich

8 6
"If anyone is nuts, it is the libnuts posting here, the liberal news media and the democrat party. They are all crazy and insane because they are out of power. Trump is the only one looking out the the working man by creating jobs and making life better for Americans. He is for Americans. The Globalist that run the world are trying to stop him."
B12

6 3
""MR Why is it so hard for you to admit that Barrack and Michell Obama are responsible for the hate in this country. They were both white hating racists and were very open about it" absolute lie! people w/ your demented mindset are a plague on this country. disgusting "
OUR12?

8 3
"To mfNor - underneath it all its school politics. The superintendent did not follow protocol - he is even not worried about appointing a missing principal. If he doesn't like it - he could give up part of his $200,000+ worth of compensation, hire a few more teachers and show he cares for kids. Then people will "bend a knee" to this guy."
Man from Norwich

14 1
"Norwich BOE Vice President referred to the the tax payers as "guests" at her meeting. Let that one sink in folks. If tax payers are "guests" then refund my money. "
Woman from Norwich

7 3
""EVERYONE is responsible for the crapfest in this country!" - can't agree with you on this one MR"
OUR12?

8 4
"I was not in attendance at the BOE meeting last night, but I will say that I find it disgraceful. Lets focus on the children...isn't that the point? No teacher, COACH or adult should scream and be disrespectful to these children/young adults. Win or lose...we ARE all in this together! Treat EVERYONE regardless of their ability the SAME!"
Woman from Norwich

4 3
"Anyone have any idea when WCHN is going to be back on the air? Every time we have a storm it is off the air for weeks."
Man from Norwich

5 7
"MR Why is it so hard for you to admit that Barrack and Michell Obama are responsible for the hate in this country. They were both white hating racists and were very open about it. The country had them stuffed down their throats for 8 yrs. and now you are seeing the results. Hate begets Hate and racism begets racism."
Man from Norwich

5 7
"EVERYONE is responsible for the crapfest in this country!"
Metal-Raven

8 4
"What an idiot! The "Potus" attacks Amazon because he has a personal beef with the CEO. If you own stock in Amazon, you just lost a ton of money because of his stupid statements as they took a 6 BILLION dollar hit. All this while the company has pledged to hire 100,000 new workers. Real edumacated guy in the White House, yup."
Man from Norwich

10 4
"To Eve Sun..please research...Can School Board members be removed from their seats for Gross Negligence? Is there a clause and process in which this can happen? Thank you. "
Man from Norwich

10 5
"I attended the School Board Meeting last night. Complete dysfunction in leadership, hidden agendas, putting the kids at risk. Attitude reflects leadership. President/VP are beyond incompetent, should be removed for gross negligence. Tabled a vote to approve teachers and staff with orientation next week. "
Man from Norwich

10 3
"How does all this hatred do anything good for us?"
Metal-Raven

3 7
"The lawmakers of Charlottesville voted for the removal of the statues not the people. Yes I know the people elected them but the people also elected Trump."
Stillrockin

5 3
"Man from NB, seriously, a rant? But yes in Carlottesville the council voted on a plan for the Lee statute now under appeal. My thoughts are on a larger scale where the removal of statues in any state should be well thought out and voted on, via state wide referendum, by residents of the states involved. Not influenced by non-state residents. "
The Generator

7 2
"Man from Plymouth, thank you. I thought I was the only one that would to see more conversations/views about local news & issues. I've asked 3 times on 30 secs about the hit & run on Co Rd 32 over 3 weeks ago... My submissions have still not been posted.. Why??? I abided by all the rules of 30 secs. "
shea

Wednesday, August 16th

6 4
""Black Panthers,BlackLives Matters, fine upstanding peace loving civic minded organizations. No racists in these organizations!" DEFLECTORS ON FULL CAPTIAN!"
OUR12?

6 3
""to the person that posts as our12,change starts at a local level.It is called grass roots." Oh I've been around long enough 2 realize all politics is local. but TY anyway. we're in a different era now. alternative facts age combined w/ tribal mentality. SMH "
OUR12?

3 6
"I can see it now Mario Cuomo Blvd. or better yet Al Sharpton Ave."
Man from Norwich

7 3
""The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." - Benjamin Franklin"
Metal-Raven

8 3
"I'd rather deal with a government bureaucrat who doesn't care if I die than a corporate one who's livelihood depends on it."
Metal-Raven

7 4
"Drumpf had a plan: refuse to release the tax returns and wait for the issue to go away. One thing seems quite clear: the strategy isn't working."
Metal-Raven

5 3
"Black Panthers,BlackLives Matters, fine upstanding peace loving civic minded organizations. No racists in these organizations!"
Man from Norwich

8 3
"Seems like a very expensive luxury which benefits a very few." Man from Norwich. Just how the conservatives envision everything!"
Metal-Raven

5 3
"to the person that posts as our12,change starts at a local level.It is called grass roots."
Man from Plymouth

8 2
"What purpose does the Norwich airport serve, other than recreational? Little if any commercial traffic or air traffic at all. Even the mediivac doesn't land there anymore. Seems like a very expensive luxury which benefits a very few."
Man from Norwich

7 2
""Do these people on 30 Seconds ever talk about local and NYS issues?" admirable proposal w/ your question. I could go 4 that; but silence to lies & demagoguery can imply agreement "
OUR12?

7 1
"Do these people on 30 Seconds ever talk about local and NYS issues? "
Man from Plymouth

6 2
"Looks like ignorance, hate and racism remains alive and well in Chenango County. Such a shame, nothing will ever change. "
ByeByeOxford

8 3
""Tear down/remove all Confederate statues in the USA, next I guess will be to remove all Presidential bust from the White House" yeah got it. its a terrible day in America when anti-Nazism stand against Nazism KKK & white supremacists hatred. "
OUR12?

9 3
" "Please, please, remove all traces of Martin Luther King from all public lands,as I find the man and his heritage repulsive and offensive." most bigoted KKK Nazi sympathizers do"
OUR12?

5 3
""County approves unexpected costs for airport improvement" Thank you County Board for using my tax dollars to make rich mans pleasure more comforting. How about really helping poor families and their children for change? Or to trully show your collors how about walking down south main with tourches in your hands."
Man from Norwich

9 4
""Obama timed health care to blow up on the next President's watch" Nonsense! like he was sure there would be republican president. smarten up. "
OUR12?

9 5
""Opiods; {Obama}never mentioned it." complete falsehood. stop lying &/or repeating lies, & 2 add; an obstinate republican congress refused to fund Obama's efforts to do something about the problem. & voting this down won't change those facts liar "
OUR12?

9 4
""Why not let the legal residents within their own states choose what their state should do?" they did locally vote for the removal of the Robert E Lee statue "
OUR12?

9 2
""Why is it that people from other states can come into a state and tear down symbols of a states history... Why not let the legal residents within their own states choose what their state should do?" The City of Charlottesville votes to remove the statue, but of course you didn't bother to check that out before you began your rant."
Man from New Berlin

7 10
"Please, please, remove all traces of Martin Luther King from all public lands,as I find the man and his heritage repulsive and offensive."
Man from Norwich

7 6
"Why is it that people from other states can come into a state and tear down symbols of a states history, and then fight with people, also from other states, who vow to stop them. Why not let the legal residents within their own states choose what their state should do? "
The Generator

9 6
"Tear down/remove all Confederate statues in the USA, next I guess will be to remove all Presidential bust from the White House, blast Mt Rushmore and tear down all Martin Luther King monuments. Yes, get rid of American history as we know it. STUPID IDEA."
Man from Norwich

10 6
""I am sick of the media jumping on Trump for EVERYTHING and that includes what he hasn't said too" - just for starters; over his first 200 days he's only had 500 of his lies documented. "
OUR12?

7 9
"So is your beloved Obama still partying like a rock star? Opiods; never mentioned it. Obama timed health care to blow up on the next President's watch. wrapped his arms around the blacks in Ferguson and stirred his base. No outrage there."
Man from Norwich

10 5
""I am sick of the media jumping on Trump for EVERYTHING and that includes what he hasn't said too. Let the man work." It's time to admit that you made a mistake voting for him. He's an absolute clown and a disaster as a president. Do you think there's just going to be no response to his ridiculous stupidity that he shows on a daily/hourly basis?"
Man from Norwich

9 5
"More evidence the POTUS is not quite all there, to put it politely. He gives a "speech" defending racists and bigots and then plugs his winery. Paul Ryan, the House and Senate GOP all condemning this despicable and morally corrupt "speech.""
Woman from Norwich

8 8
"LOL Man from Norwich this country is already ruined by conservative greed, American capitalism, hate and various other arrogant deviations. We took a wrong turn at Reagan and just kept going. We no longer have anything to be proud of. Stupid slogans and waving flags offers us no future."
Metal-Raven

8 2
""County Board supports Behavioral Health Services expansion" sounds great now let's just hope the board chairman and the rest of them use the same services asap..."
Man from Norwich

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