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Sunday, March 29th

1 3
""I promise not to use my multiple accounts to agree with myself." the facts don't need anyone to agree with them.... They just are. Did I mention how much I love this new format? :) enjoy all of your future fails. Your faux posting will garner no further response kid :)"
TheFactHammer

1 1
"Regarding oil industry in AK. I've been to AK and have seen the pipeline. AK has the Permanent Fund, funded by oil industry, they have negative state income tax, ie everyone gets a refund every year. To me the pipeline seemed relatively environmentally benign. What is your point about going to see it ? "
Archie

2 1
"Where we winter here in FL they have 5 different tests for the students K-12. Google FCAT or FL testing. Gov. Scott is looking into LESS testing because teachers tend to "Teach to Test" and miss some of the 3 R's so kids graduate being good test takers but not know much else. Some teachers have also changed tests so schools score better. "
JaDe

1 2
"Just about every kid that grows up in the USA longs for the day when he or she can get behind the wheel of an automobile and drive it. Now, the techno-nerds, who have been so successful in inventing energy-consuming technology that eliminates the need for people, want to give us "driverless cars". Is there no end to this insanity?"
Ponderman

2 1
"Testing, Is this thing on? 😊"
Woman from Norwich

2 2
"Hmm. Wonder if the Hillary server was hacked and that is how the Benghazi attackers were tipped about the state department goings on."
Man from Norwich

1 3
" "God is a psychological invention that is entirely exclusive within a singular species. Once, an evolutionary trait proven to be beneficial, now it is an insidious relic primarily used to convert the gullible, control the defenseless and harm the free spoken" BIGGIE"
Man from Norwich

1 3
" I'm a liberal Democrat (there really is no other option and probably will never be). BIGGIE"
Man from Norwich

2 2
"I offer my thanks to all those DOT workers who weathered the weather all hours of 7days a week through the 2014/15 winter to keep our roads passable....and to you anglers; its almost here :) "
OUR12?

Saturday, March 28th

3 3
"30 Seconds is now worse than ever. This new name game is wrong."
007

2 4
"How awesome is this new format? Faux poster smackdown. Thanks Ashley :) TheFactHammer will now pummel lies and propaganda unencumbered by childish morons. Bring it kids :) the truth will set you free"
TheFactHammer

1 3
"If bergdahl became disillusioned with the mission I completely understand that. Our mission in Afghanistan legitimately ended when bush let bin laden escape tora bora. We had no business being there after that bungle. That was the entire premise of invading that country and when he was gone the mission was over. Our troops got hosed."
TheFactHammer

2 1
"Re:"Now that we are identified as individuals on 30 3econds I have been looking forward to debating with someone."...If you want to debate "Someone", then you need to find an appropriate FORUM, NOT an OPINION Page!"
LonnieTrouble

2 1
"Investors in Galt Gulch don't deserve a penny back because they were too stupid to investigate the principals. Couldn't they read the financial statement? So what if it was a lie? They should be cheering those who were smart enough to dupe them, not looking for protection from a government. That isn't libertarian. BIGGIE"
Man from Norwich

1 1
""Why would a US president want to insure Iran gets nuclear weapons" who is ensuring that Iran gets a nuclear weapon? What are you even talking about?"
TheFactHammer

4 8
""I still don't get it. Obama cites Bergdahl as an American hero, yet the guy disserted." Is "disserted" like making a speech?"
Woman from New Berlin

5 8
"I promise not to use my multiple accounts to agree with myself."
Man from Smithville

4 6
"Clear thinking is needed to come to reasonable conclusions. Why would a US president want to insure Iran gets nuclear weapons ? Not very clear thinking imo. There has always been a power struggle between the executive and the legislative branch. Nothing new here. Maybe we should worry about potholes, something understandable. "
Archie

8 3
"Re:"Hillary has wiped out all her emails to avoid being prosecuted for felonies she has committed. Our next president will be a criminal..."...Is this statement a concession on the outcome of the 2016 election?"
LonnieTrouble

10 2
"I just read a news article about ramping up the oil industry in Alaska. As someone who actually lived in AK for several years and have seen the pipeline up close, anyone who is to vote on oil exploration should be REQUIRED to actually go there and see the area and the wildlife in person. KayDee"
JaDe

5 5
"Libertarianism: the idea of being free and unhindered by "regulation" is an immature attitude which is attractive to a very narrow age group. Or, what should be very narrow age group due to the fact that, most of us grow up and understand the real world as well as the foibles of mankind. BIGGIE"
Man from Norwich

5 8
"Now that we are identified as individuals on 30 3econds I have been looking forward to debating with someone. I don't see that happening as most of the posts are from the same people who do not know what they are talking about,"
13815

4 9
"Why do you liberals who post here protect a President who works against Israel and supports leaders who cry "death to America"?"
Man from Norwich

6 5
"I guess we send our kids to school to protect teachers."
Woman from Sherburne

6 10
"Hillary has wiped out all her emails to avoid being prosecuted for felonies she has committed. Our next president will be a criminal just like the current one, Obama, the dictator who has violated the constitution many time and gets away with it just like Hillary. Now these crazies want to give Iran the Atomic bomb."
B12

6 10
"I still don't get it. Obama cites Bergdahl as an American hero, yet the guy disserted. Since when do those who leave their post voluntarily merit a "hero" status?"
Man from South New Berlin

6 7
""So there is a problem in the Ferguson Police Dept. IMHO, when the Feds" humble opinion noted along with complete lack of any supporting evidence."
TheFactHammer

9 5
"This should prove interesting"
OUR12?

9 3
"Libertarianism looks good on paper, but in reality it would never fly in a society, and never has. Galts Gulch is an experiment in this Ayn Rand's Capitalist Paradise and now a greedy land-grabbing........ BIGGIE"
Man from Norwich

10 4
"At the very least, the use of individual "handles" will lead to the accusations of a "multi-town poster" and/or the snide remarks that various posters with like minded viewpoints are secretly the same man/woman or both: With that said, please remind the readers that this is not a forum but rather an opinion page; Thank you!"
LonnieTrouble

Friday, March 27th

6 8
"So there is a problem in the Ferguson Police Dept. IMHO, when the Feds (Holder) could not find against the "Cop" due to forensic evidence and eyewitness testimony there HAD TO BE A PROBLEM somewhere so they came up with more Blacks getting jaywalking tickets. etc. Wasn't Michael Brown and his buddy walking in the middle of the street? JaDe"
JaDe

5 10
"I'm back. Bring it on, I'll wait here :)"
Man from Smithville

4 11
"I like your new way of doing business! It will cut down on some of the crapola!"
VietVet

3 11
"More fitting name Former MFSV "HAPPER HEAD""
VietVet

4 9
"How about that - I am finally recognized -- Southtown Governor!"
Man from Norwich

8 5
"What a mess we have now."
Edsel

7 9
""W f Sherburne: 97% of climate scientists - Global Climate Change - NASA climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/" Yes, I've seen this one. Note the dates of these articles. The way the 97% figure was calculated has been explained since then and has been proven to be a mis-calculation. PLEASE check it out. JaDe"
JaDe

10 5
"The new rule offers diversification for those that prefer a unique identity attached to his/her opinions. Hence forth we cannot be lumped together with opposing viewpoints. Thank goodness for technology."
Accuracy Matters

13 3
"Thank you much!! The new posting rule makes sense; It is now easier to segregate one MF(?) or WF(?) from one another; This way differing posts from what appears to be the "same" person cannot appear contradictory."
LonnieTrouble

12 2
"ED., Like the new changes. Good idea. As a married couple we both use the same email address so when trying to register our user names we were denied the second one. We'll figure something out. JaDe"
JaDe
I will check with our Webmaster to see if there is anything he can do from his end to get you and your spouse each a unique handle.
-Ed.

10 3
".. More News in regard to NY State's declining population has hit the news cycle." 40 Upstate NY Counties have lost population this time recorded in the last 4 years. One source for a break down of the exodus numbers: http://www.empirecenter.org/publications/empire-state-exodus/"
whitestoreroad

7 11
""Is the handle the "Man from Smithville" taken?" That's TheFactHammer to you kid. :)"
TheFactHammer

7 10
""Grow a couple more btain cells and you will understand it! Oh that's right your from SV, No chance of that happening!" I'm from Norwich. Try harder kid."
TheFactHammer

11 8
"The new handle policy is quite interesting. Sort of a combination of seeing if we're ready for prime time and if we are willing to become more identifiable than hiding behind the numerous "Man from Norwich" ID. Or worse yet, pretending to be another "Man from Smithville". Are we willing to be a bit more accountable for what we say?"
The Generator

12 5
"All these new rules are going to put me to sleep. More red tape. You should work for the government."
B12

8 9
"Is the handle the "Man from Smithville" taken?"
Man from New Berlin

8 10
""Yes I am serious.You and millions of others didn't know there was a problem in the police dept until months afterwards." So what? The people of Ferguson knew very well about the problems"
TheFactHammer

7 8
"MFN, I haven't heard your type of defense since middle school regarding Bergdahl. It's the everyone else does it so why can't I defense. Didn't work then ,doesn't work now."
proudvet

9 7
"Man From Norwich, Which one of the generals you mentioned was found to be a traitor like Bergdahl? Several lied and had affairs but so did the poster boy of your party, WJC."
proudvet

8 9
"MF Norwich will tear down the liberals that have have stood up for EVERYONES freedom and liberty while polishing his loony RW TP masters that want to take them away from all but the elite class. BIGGIE"
Man from Norwich

9 12
"MFN - Maybe the way Obama is bing buddy-buddy with ISIS we just might need to build some bunkers. Remember back during WWII some folks were building bomb shelters and stocking up on basic food supplies. Fortunately with our help, the Allies defeated the enemy. Obama isn't trusted by our Allies."
Man from South New Berlin

10 8
"Must be the teachers are running a little scared. What is wrong with teachers being held to a high standard? If their class isn't learning, they should be fired. Hire teachers that know how to teach. A Teacher's certificate doesn't equate to a teacher's ability."
Man from South New Berlin

9 5
"Re:Yes I am serious.You and millions of others didn't know there was a problem in the police dept until months afterwards..Man from Sherburne"...How inane: With that way of thinking it would be okay for your spouse to cheat, as long as you did not know it."
LonnieTrouble

10 4
"Re:"Yes I am serious.You and millions of others didn't know there was a problem in the police dept until months afterwards..Man from Sherburne"...Using that Rationale: It would be OKAY for your spouse to cheat on you as long as you did not know about it!"
LonnieTrouble

6 9
"MFSV "Oh OK, so it's OK to attack the "COP" because the "COP" didn't know there was a robbery? You are pathetic! Get a life!" Try making sense" Grow a couple more btain cells and you will understand it! Oh that's right your from SV, No chance of that happening!"
VietVet

3 10
"So as I understand the new rules you need to post a name?"
13815
It does not have to be your name, as I see your handle is '13815.' Only submissions that use a handle will be considered for the print edition.
-Ed.

12 3
"I believe Sen Cruz's wife was leaving her job to help her husband so she was not going to have insurance.Am I right?"
Woman from Sherburne

10 12
"This is a great day for the USA! "HAPLESS" HARRY REID will NOT seek reelection! Now if we could get more of the useless liberals to quit, we might have a chance to survive as a nation! "
VietVet

6 6
"M f Norwich did your tantrum work? "
Man from Norwich

13 12
" While Bowe Bergdahl is standing trial for his life, war criminals Bush and Cheney are still free men."
Man from Norwich

Thursday, March 26th

8 5
"What?"
13815

5 10
"" A longstanding pattern of racial bias by the Ferguson PD had nothing to do with it? You can't be serious."...Yes I am serious.You and millions of others didn't know there was a problem in the police dept until months afterwards."
Man from Sherburne

9 10
"Sgt. Bergdahl was a deserter - he deserves what he is getting. He is nothing more than a piece of human waste."
Man from South New Berlin

5 10
"Man from South New Berlin Israel is a cancer that thrives off it's host (the US). "
Man from Norwich

9 8
""Israel is our best friend. They protect our intersts in that part of the world." How exactly are they providing this oh so vital $120,000,000,000 service? Typical warmongering right wing applauding giving over a hundred billion dollars to a foreign government while blaming all our domestic woes on the poor. "
Man from Smithville

8 7
""... here to start their yearly whining about the Chenango County Republicans eating lobster." im holding out for the Norwich Tea Party Patriots - 30 Pack on the Porch Social"
Man from Smithville

7 9
"Oh OK, so it's OK to attack the "COP" because the "COP" didn't know there was a robbery? You are pathetic! Get a life!" Try making sense"
Man from Smithville

4 11
""The liberal lunatic fringe is here every day with their commie Obama propaganda. The country is going to Hades under Obama. He hates white people and Christians. He is starting a war in the middle east by helping ISIS and Iran. But the maniac left loves this clown. The maniac left here posts here 24/7." Please get back in your bunker. "
Man from Norwich

16 3
"Hi folks, "
Woman from Norwich
Beginning today -- within the next few minutes -- a new submission process for '30 Seconds' will be in effect. Details will be posted soon, above the area where submissions are typed. Just wanted to give a heads up.
-Ed.

9 7
"What does it matter the what the kids last name was? He had committed a robbery, was running from the crime and attacked the cop when he was shot."
Man from Norwich

11 4
"In regard to the post I wrote about Cruz saying 90% for sure man isn't causing climate change or its not occurring, Cruz is not electable on a national stage. In fact, he could be hurting the chances of others.He is catering to the ignorance of SOME on the far right- which- because of the media today-could help sway the election to the left. "
Man from South New Berlin

9 9
""Bergdal should face the firing squad." Along with the other traitor that got him released!"
Man from Outside Chenango

7 10
"MFSV "Everyone forgot that the Martin kid who was killed in Ferguson had just committed a robbery at a local store." You forgot that the cop was completely unaware of that at he time." Oh OK, so it's OK to attack the "COP" because the "COP" didn't know there was a robbery? You are pathetic! Get a life!"
Man from Outside Chenango

6 6
"As a Brit I live for days when I can read about an American complaining about the troubles Brits caused/cause around the world :)"
Man from Norwich

8 7
"W f Sherburne: 97% of climate scientists - Global Climate Change - NASA climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/"
Woman from Norwich

9 5
"Just got a laugh thanks to the radio today. New york teachers union running a radio ad comparing Andrew Cuomo's education agenda to Scott Walker's in Wisconsin! How hilarious when New York spends more than any other state in the country!"
Man from Sherburne

10 7
"Phil Robertson is at it once again! His latest rant is a real pip. He should stick to making duck calls and stay clear of making political or religious comments. This guy badly needs a haircut and a shave and should consider having his brain re-tuned or his vocal cords removed. "
Man from Norwich

10 10
"I can't wait for all the losers here to start their yearly whining about the Chenango County Republicans eating lobster. Jealous much?"
Woman from Guilford

11 10
"Obama calls the deserter,Bergdal, a "hero" and lets 5 of America's worst enemies out of prison. Thankfully there is a system that finally threw that "hero" into prison. Unfortunately, those 5 terrorists are still out there, and some are already making plans to attack the USA. "
Man from South New Berlin

8 9
""" I think you mean Obamacare. Or were you stating Obama care about no brain pukes like you? " try making sense kid." and the faux posting begins as soon as the facts get posted. So pathetic."
Man from Smithville

9 11
""I believe that is a true statement. 90% of Scientists do NOT DENY global warming. But they admit that they do not know if it is caused by the actions of mankind." Care to back up that claim? "
Man from Smithville

9 7
"Re:"I have my own opinions. I do not need a web link to make up my mind for me. Just because it's on the internet does not make it true..Man from North Norwich"...UNINFORMED opinions can have no intrinsic value, opines such as yours tend to be, at best, slanted; At worst, totally wrong!"
Man from Oxford

8 11
"MFN - If you didn't see the Cruz story on FOX it was because you have your eyes and ears glued to some liberal news network. FOX covered it on the 6PM news and the early morning news also. Probably during my working hours too."
Man from South New Berlin

8 10
"The USA needs a moratorium on immigration for at least 10 years. The country can not afford the welfare burden that they put on the economy. Priority for welfare should be given to American citizens first, with the aged and handicapped given top priority. Those that are young and healthy should be made to work or leave welfare. "
Man from Norwich

8 8
""Bergdal should face the firing squad."Man from Norwich "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt". Abraham Lincoln...Its still appears its far more acceptable to thrown an enlisted under the bus to save face than a general (eg: Patraeus, Sinclair, Baker, Hollman, Post) "
Man from Norwich

8 10
"When someone breaks the law then tries to steal an policeman's gun, what do you think will happen? I think I know what will happen - and it did!"
Man from South New Berlin

9 10
"MFN - If you think we are being "robbed" by providing aid to Israel, then I suspect you think you are being robbed when you purchase a smoke detector or a fire alarm system for your house. Israel is our best friend. They protect our intersts in that part of the world."
Man from South New Berlin

9 6
"I read some of these belittling, bigoted posts and all I can do is shake my head. The intolerance and narrow-mindedness is overwhelming. sad sad sad "
Man from Norwich

5 10
"30 seconds should be renamed commie corner with by lines by the lunatic left who don't take their meds."
Man from Norwich

11 3
"WFNB - If you don't like the way NB fire trucks are being driven, then PLEASE - when you hear their sirens, GET OUT OF THE WAY!! The law says you must YIELD to emergency vehicles. If your house catches on fire, I'll just bet you will want them to hurry up and get there as quickly as possible."
Man from South New Berlin

7 12
"Hillary, the Dumbocrat party candidate for president has committed a number of felonies including, destroying government emails and getting Americans killed while running the state department. Her foreign policy failures alone have killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people with millions more to die in the future. "
Man from Norwich

5 12
"Would some of you liberals please explain what is "legal" about being an "illegal alien." Then explain the meaning of the word "illegal". Finally, what does law inforcement normally do with people who do things which are illegal?"
Man from South New Berlin

5 12
"Obmacare is a dream. Obamanocare is a reality."
Man from South New Berlin

5 13
"The liberal lunatic fringe is here every day with their commie Obama propaganda. The country is going to Hades under Obama. He hates white people and Christians. He is starting a war in the middle east by helping ISIS and Iran. But the maniac left loves this clown. The maniac left here posts here 24/7. They are all on the government dole. "
Man from Norwich

8 5
""WOW only 30 seconds could make a TV show about cars a political issue. You people are unbelievable." Man from Norwich...Hardly! YOU seem to be the one making it political! "
Man from Norwich

11 7
"After you pull your head out of the sand, spit it out! Woman from Sherburne back up lady! What is being said is MAN is CONTRIBUTING to climate change causing it to happen faster. Regardless taking steps will at the very least reduce the risks of disease causing pollution!!! For me, that's enough!"
Man from Norwich

8 12
"Reuters: "Military officials announced Wednesday afternoon they would charge Sgt. Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy". A 5 yr. captive who was tortured and the military has he audacity to charge him. Misbehavior? What about the GOP's hero McCain who spilled his guts when he was prisoner and now he's a hero huh? "
Man from Norwich

10 8
""Everyone forgot that the Martin kid who was killed in Ferguson had just commited a robbery at a local store. I thought his name was Michael Brown. Trayvon Martin was shot by George Zimmerman while he was beating his head against the sidewalk."
Man from Outside Chenango

5 12
"RE: 97% and climate change. Just Google "Doran 2009" or Doran/Zimmerman 2009 and see all the different sites that prove the survey is flawed and skewed to show the results they want and that is that MAN caused global warming. A number that has been repeated ad nauseum. Please check it out. "
Woman from Sherburne

11 5
"The intensifying assault on American labor as an ominous development, declaring that so-called “right to work” laws really establish a “right to scrounge.”"
Man from Oxford

4 8
" $600 Million Fracking Company Sues Tiny Ohio Town for Its Water! "
Man from Norwich

7 12
""Ted Cruz(Harvard Educated)states 90% of the scientists report that man is not causing global warming." I believe that is a true statement. 90% of Scientists do NOT DENY global warming. But they admit that they do not know if it is caused by the actions of mankind. As I have said MANY times, the 97% figure is bogus."
Woman from Sherburne

10 8
"Re: UVCS enrollment - # of students is decreasing everywhere in the county. Population has gone down due to large corps leaving the area and people simply having less kids than they used to. Let's not make it into something it's not."
Man from Norwich

6 11
"I would love a good candidate to vote for, from EITHER party. Unfortunately it doesn't look like that's going to happen this time around. Looks like we'll be voting for the lesser of two evils again!"
Man from Norwich

11 4
""The BBC fired Jeremy Clarkson... What a joke! With all the trouble the British have caused (and still cause) around the world they're hypocrisy is unfathomable. Fire the producer and bring Clarkson back as his replacement!" WOW only 30 seconds could make a TV show about cars a political issue. You people are unbelievable."
Man from Norwich

20 1
"Teachers with a positive attitude make a positive difference. Get rid of the bad ones. "
Man from New Berlin

10 7
"I think they should fire all the white police officers in Ferguson and replace them with all black officers with half of them being black women. They should appoint Eric Holder Chief and then all will be right in the world. Likewise I'm sure that Ferguson's crime rate will be reduced to near zero."
Man from Norwich

13 10
"Bergdal should face the firing squad."
Man from Norwich

16 3
"I'd like to know why almost everyone in this area is so negative to change? Change will bring more and better paying jobs. Can anyone tell me the last time a new homes project was built? I look at miles and miles of vacant and run down farms. Where did they move and why?"
Man from Oxford

7 9
"Yes Mf Norwich we do need to be saved. The libertarian TP RW extremists are killing the middle class and America with their grand plan of greed, selfishness and corptocracy. We want OUR country back!"
Man from Norwich

5 10
"As a member of The New Berlin Fire Department I am much safer driving my own car to emergency calls than riding in the fire truck. Some day I may have to pick up the pieces. A long time member."
Man from New Berlin

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