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""I would really like to know how much I am going to have to sacrifice to be able to pay my taxes" - After reading that its ironic to say the least that you call others greedy little whiners. You one of Chenango's best and brightest? "
Man from Norwich

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"It's noon and no print edition online … Guess I better walk to Byrne Dairy."
Woman from Norwich

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"We (County CSEA) got a measly 2% per year for the next 5 years."
Man from Norwich

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"I do not know if Ramsaran is guilty or not but if he is not then I ask you who killed his wife? Do we still have a murderer living in our community? It seems that law enforcement is happy with the evidence they have."
Man from Norwich

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"I think there's too many people sitting home collecting a check in the name of "pain". Peace."
Man from Sherburne

1 1
"Yeah, the half term hillbilly "Wasilla Brawler" was much more qualified. Too funny."
Woman from Norwich

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"As a kid growing up many years ago I can remember that switch across my legs or any place it hit.Vowed if I ever had children I would never discipline this way.I think he should have some of his own medicine."
Woman from Norwich

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"WfOC: So, did you in turn "discipline" with "switch"? What could a 4-yr-old have possibly done to deserve being hit by a very strong man so many times and so hard that it drew blood? If he did that to another grown man he would be arrested but its OK to do to a small child? "
Woman from Sherburne

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"I hope Sherburne punishes the kids who broke into the snack bar. Maybe a harsh punishment might deter this behavior later. The parents must be real proud. Peace. Also there is still too much crying on 30 seconds."
Man from Sherburne

7 5
""I sat in at the trial a couple days. And I hate to say it but I have lots of reasonable doubt. More than i should" Agreed. While I do believe that he is guilty I don't see enough evidence to convict."
Man from Smithville

4 7
"Well first small frost hit. Got the good crops all picked before the sheriff's found them."
Man from Smyrna

3 7
"We need to expand the Dept of social services. A 15 min wait to file is to long. They should hand out deodorant upon entering."
Man from Norwich

4 7
"Still nothing on how much the Greedy Little County Whiners got. I would really like to know how much I am going to have to sacrifice to be able to pay my taxes."
Man from Norwich

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"I see Pumpkin Fest has been moved up again this year. Heck why not have it in September or maybe even August. Maybe the name should be changed to the Fall Craft Show."
Man from Norwich

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"@MFN- You CLEARLY didn't read the entire story. The ex-police chief stole thousands of dollars from the village in the form of police rifles and property-and got off with a $1k fine. If that were the common man they'd be in state prison. A gun and a badge does not an honest man make. "
Man from Greene

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"about that taxpayer funded abortion nonsense... http://www.factcheck.org/2010/04/the-abortion-issue/"
Man from Smithville

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"So it was' you who posted that communism rhetoric to start with. How many pseudonyms do you use Joe McCarthy? LOL" The >10 community poster :)"
Man from Smithville

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""Judging by the votes I guess there are only about 15 people that read 30 seconds" and the MFSNB posts as eight or more of them. "
Man from Norwich

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""I am sure there are enough around here that will join me to help purchase your boat ticket to Cuba or flight tick to China." - So it was' you who posted that communism rhetoric to start with. How many pseudonyms do you use Joe McCarthy? LOL "
Man from Norwich

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""clear out all the uninfected and just drop a nuke on the place. DONE!" - You must think you're cute by sounding repulsive. grow up "
Man from Norwich

7 5
""which my generation survived with no future issues" That statement is debatable. "
Man from Norwich

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"Obama is clueless as President,does play the part well. Plays to the crowd well. The parties with celebs, the trips, enunciation; "ISIL" "Paakistan". The Mayor of Wasilla was much better prepared on the basis of experience to be President. The mainstream media destroyed her and now own this travesty."
Man from Norwich

Tuesday, September 16th

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"I sat in at the trial a couple days. And I hate to say it but I have lots of reasonable doubt. More than i should"
Man from New Berlin

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"Judging by the votes I guess there are only about 15 people that read 30 seconds."
Man from Norwich

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"About returned money. Yrs ago I lost my wallet at a gas station. I didn't realize it until I got home. A few days later I got it in the mail with a note saying the only money taken was enough to pay the postage to send it to me. Since there was a return address on the package I sent the person a "Thank You" note with a $10 reward. Honesty pays"
Man from South New Berlin

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"For those who vote down posts stating that Communism is worse than Capitalism, I have a plan. Since you think Communism is so fantastic, pack your bags and prepare to leave. I am sure there are enough around here that will join me to help purchase your boat ticket to Cuba or flight tick to China."
Man from South New Berlin

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"WFN - Your post: "MFSNB So now you are against freedom of speech?" shows you don't know the difference between orderly freedom of speech and disruptive clamour. There is a proper way to address the Chambers without being both out of order and disrepectful. "
Man from South New Berlin

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"Re:"Thank God we are in America not RUSSIA 30 seconds would be blank.Man from North Norwich"...You must be LACKING something in order to Compare a whole Continent to one Country: I guess IGNORANCE has no limit or cure!"
Man from Oxford

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"Contrary to Obama's dogmatic promises that no federal funds would be used for elective abortions, More than a THOUSAND insurance plans in 28 states have been providing elective abortions at tax payer's expense. -- If Obama can't keep his promises to Americans, why would foreign leaders believe him? "
Man from South New Berlin

5 10
"Obama's Executive Order: Executive Order 13535 - March 24, 2010 - "It is necessary to establish an adequate enforcement mechanism to endure that Federal funds are not used for abortion services (except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman would be endangered)." "
Man from South New Berlin

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"Obama, promoting ACA: March 8, 2008, -- "Under our plan no federal dollars will be used to fund abortion and federal conscience laws will remain in place.""
Man from South New Berlin

5 9
"Who pays for this paper anymore? LOL. 30 Seconds is free!"
Man from Oxford

4 8
"You would be smug too if the guy prosecuting your case had zero physical evidence and no determined cause of death. LOL"
Woman from Norwich

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"To Man from Norwich. I am not a communist or a socialist or a nazi or whatever you call us each day. I'm just a plain old democrat. You on the other hand are obviously a RWNJ."
Man from Norwich

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"The best way to stop the ebola from spreading in Africa is to clear out all the uninfected and just drop a nuke on the place. DONE!"
Man from Norwich

5 10
"So, a former police chief borrowed a vacuum...used it at home....and was arrested and had his entire career thrown into the trash?...Uh...ok.....who wants to be chief next?.....crickets..."
Man from Norwich

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"I really feel this person on trial killed his wife-probably just as McBride has stated-referenced today in the paper. However, based on what we are reading so far,convincing a jury beyond a reasonable doubt will be very difficult. The Inconclusiveness of the DNA evidence alone at this point opens the door for much doubt. "
Man from South New Berlin

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"wfs: Peterson did not beat the tar out of his child, he took a switch to his legs, big difference. Many people experienced the same punishment & it's not abuse, just old fashion discipline, which my generation survived with no future issues."
Woman from Outside Chenango

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"Man from Norwich we all should be proud of your son and his parents. 8 Negatives tells us a lot about our society, 8 would have taken the money. "
Man from North Norwich

9 11
"I assume by the lack of public whining that the county workers got their way. After having to listen to them for weeks on end, I would like to know what they got and how much its going to cost the broke county tax payer."
Man from Norwich

10 8
"Obama should go there himself or better yet send his wife and daughters." You're a disgustingly selfish human being and should be ashamed of yourself."
Man from Outside Chenango

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"Its hard not to be biased as far as ramsaran goes... just look at his cocky arrogant smile (while he sits on trial for murder)."
Man from Norwich

5 9
"RE; “Communism is worse than capitalism” - Communism is a hateful thing and a menace to peace and organized government, but the communism of combined wealth and capital, the outgrowth of overweening cupidity and selfishness, which insidiously undermines" - continued"
Man from Norwich

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"Continued statement - the justice and integrity of free institutions, is not less dangerous than communism of oppressed poverty and toil, which exasperated by injustice and discontent, attacks with wild disorder the citadel of rule. - President Grover Cleveland 1888 State of the Union Address "
Man from Norwich

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""Communism is worse than capitalism in every way" You should fully understand the complex mechanisms and negative ramifications of both; but you don't. "
Man from Norwich

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"MFSNB So now you are against freedom of speech?"
Woman from Norwich

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""US Troops serve no purpose there except to catch Ebola. Obama should go there himself or better yet send his wife and daughters" You are demented! "
Man from Norwich

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"Thanks you, Ashley for your unbiased reporting of the Ramsaran Trial. Sounds like the other news lady wants him guilty despite the evidence. "Justice above all" "
Man from Pharsalia

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"This paper is getting to be more like Time Warner cable, the more I pay the less I get!! I can't even get the on line edition for my lunch break."
Man from Oxford

6 12
"Communism is worse than capitalism in every way; we have posters here promoting it like it was some kind of utopia. But the Russians dropped it years ago because it does not work. Yet the dumb bell liberals in America still think it works. We are being flooded with illegal aliens from socialist and communist countries where it does not work either."
Man from Norwich

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"Senate hearings on threat to US by ISIS. In the chamber there were a dozen or so protesters with signs saying "There is no future in war." Two questions: #1 How did they get in the chamber with signs? #2 Why protest in our chamber - go protest at the ISIS and radical Muslim Islamic training camps - they are the ones who are out to kill us. "
Man from South New Berlin

10 6
"Thank God we are in America not RUSSIA 30 seconds would be blank."
Man from North Norwich

6 14
"I literally can't believe that Obama is sending 3000 troops to Africa to battle Ebola. He is doing every thing he can to bring Ebola here. US Troops serve no purpose there except to catch Ebola. Obama should go there himself or better yet send his wife and daughters."
Man from Norwich

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"Nor does your quote say "ILLEGAL ALIEN" or "TERRORIST" - only someone who is a foreigner. " since the bible is the word of God then you must obey. God didn't specify the nature of the foreigner. Who are you to pick apart THE WORD so it means what you want it to?"
Man from South New Berlin

10 7
"Maybe you should see what the county workers are paid before you sign them up. Their 2% is more than most people got. Of course the 4% for a few years they didn't whine about."
Man from Sherburne

8 8
"County got more than SS got, so they better shut the up. SS isn't even going to get 2% again this year."
Man from Outside Chenango

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