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"Gee, did anyone bother to ask if you found your cat??"
Woman from Norwich
Nope. Yet I didn't expect anyone to ask/care.
-Ed.

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"I think it ODD that in Norwich you have TWO fuel stations with a common point of egress: One is charging $3.64/gal for CASH, $3.71/gal for CREDIT and the other one is charging $3.61/gal CASH or CREDIT; I think that is odd!"
Man from Oxford

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"Re:"If it was not for all the welfare bums collecting welfare, social security and medicare would be secure"...What about the Billions of dollars that were "borrowed" by the govt. in order to fulfill its' other obligations? That money has yet to be repaid and that has NOTHING to do with your so called "bums"."
Man from Oxford

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"Re:"If it was not for all the welfare bums collecting welfare, social security and medicare would be secure"...Wgat about the Billions of dollars that were "borrowed" by the govt. in order to fulfill its' other obligations? That money has yet to be repaid and that has NOTHING to do with your so called "bums"."
Man from Oxford

3 1
"any person who is arrested and convicted of drugs should be removed from public assistance programs like welfare, WIC, HEAP etc. If they can afford drugs then they don't need public help.These lowlifes are a burden to taxpayers."
Man from Norwich

1 3
"Obama needs to resign and let someone competent take over. Not Joe Biden either. He is dumber than Obama."
Man from Norwich

1 2
"Man from South New Berlin has no idea what's going on."
Man from Preston

2 1
"Man from South New Berlin has no idea what's going on."
Man from Preston

1 3
"Chenango board of supper free loaders/supervisors suck and should be voted out of office all 23 of them."
Man from Norwich

1 2
"To MFSNB. Over the past year you have criticized President Obama about everything except is tan suit. So, can you give it a rest. You have really become nothing but a joke."
Man from Norwich

1 3
"Republicans want to bust every union, and eliminate the minimum wage to let the free market decide your worth. This would benefit corporations and in theory create jobs. Does anyone remember what we had in this country before unions?"
Man from Sherburne

1 2
""There's a "FLOOD" of nonsense on here today" - Not according to at least eleven voters here.. LOL"
Man from Norwich

2 2
""Children that have never contributed to social security but still receive benefits is indeed welfare" YEAH those lousy disabled kids should be made to work to pay for those benefits. You are "indeed" a self-centered jerk MFS "
Man from Norwich

1 2
"Republicans want to change Medicare and Medicaid into a voucher system where they give you how much the government is willing to pay then send you into the open free market to purchase your needs. Good luck finding anything close to the value of the voucher."
Man from Sherburne

1 2
""The same people that want a BEEFED UP military that is paid for by what means??" They also keep their judgmental flytraps shut about billions of tax dollars given to record breaking profit making corporations. "
Man from Norwich

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"Children that have not personally contributed to SS because they are MINORS or Physically/Mentally Handicapped are NOT receiving benefits as Welfare but rather as a result of the contributions made by their parent(s)!"
Man from Oxford

1 2
""MFSmithville. I quoted the Washington Post. So, if there was a lie, blame them, not me." I think you mean that you misquoted it. "
Man from Smithville

0 3
"Republicans didn't just cut food stamps to the abusers. They cut it straight across the board. They want to do the same for all social safety net programs INCLUDING social security by extending the retirement age, cutting benefits or both."
Man from Sherburne

1 2
""Just how "out of touch" do you think the general public can be??' He believes we're all as stupid as he is. "
Man from Norwich

1 2
"Social security isn't just retirement benefits and it hasn't been for some time. There are a ton of people, especially children that collect benefits for a variety of reasons. Money that is given to their "lazy" parents."
Man from Sherburne

0 3
""Are there idiots in Norwich?" I'm sure there are. Just like you prove over and over again that there is at least one raving one in South New Berlin. "
Man from Norwich

1 2
" "They will put patriots in FEMA death camps until they convert to Islam. Sound about right?" - So you didn't read that article but you know what its all about. "
Man from Norwich

2 10
"If it was not for all the welfare bums collecting welfare, social security and medicare would be secure. Then there are the disability social security fakers that are draining the social security fund with their fake claims. Government waste is everywhere. corruption upon corruption and the older folks and the real poor pays for it."
Man from Norwich

2 6
"Chenango County Board of super free loaders must be replaced in order for lifestyle to change..."
Woman from Norwich

8 0
"There's a FLOOD of nonsense here EVERYDAY!!"
Man from Norwich

4 4
"Anyone who's involved in fire/EMS around here or listens to the scanner knows how many times Oxford can't get a full crew. Especially for the ambulance. When several of their EMT's live in the city of Norwich it takes a long time to get to Oxford. This can be fatal. CMT should stay in Oxford just in case there's an emergency. "
Man from Norwich

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"Re:"fascist republicans think that all taxes are bad and want to eliminate them so corporations can make more money while we wait forthe trickle down to appen"..The same people that want a BEEFED UP military that is paid for by what means?? The taxes that they are not willing to pay; The personnel that they are not willing to be part of joining. "
Man from Oxford

7 4
"There are self appointed "pundits" that believe that the POTUS acts without benefit of counsel: Just how deluded are you?? Just how "out of touch" do you think the general public can be??"
Man from Oxford

1 7
"Superloaders! Thank you for the nice sunshine today. "
Man from Norwich

5 3
""use that thing on your shoulders for something besides a hatrack" There goes Mr. Advocate being tactful again."
Man from Sherburne

4 6
"Children that have never contributed to social security but still receive benefits is indeed welfare."
Man from Sherburne

6 6
"MFO, Please don't try to educate the MFSherburne on the difference between welfare and Social Security. He is totally uneducatable. He is an Obama troll "
Man from South New Berlin

4 6
"MFSmithville. I quoted the Washington Post. So, if there was a lie, blame them, not me."
Man from South New Berlin

7 3
"The biggest idiot is the one who gets all bent out of shape by the voting on 30 seconds."
Man from Norwich

3 8
"I would feel honored, and would love to play a round of golf with Obama. He is young, handsome, and has a lovely family. I think he is cool, and a real fun guy. But "cool" and "fun" don't cut it in the Oval Office. "
Man from South New Berlin

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"Are there idiots in Norwich? You be the judge - just look how many voted down a post that says the druggies should receive the maximum. -- Yep, those voters are idiots (Probably drug pushers themselves)."
Man from South New Berlin

9 17
"MFN - I disagree with you. The President DOES have a clue. He knows what he is doing. He is simply out to destroy America. He may not be a Muslim terrorist, but he is their friend."
Man from South New Berlin

6 17
"If the Tea Party and Conservative Republicans have their way and social programs are wiped out. Thank God for the NRA we will need our guns to protect ourselves."
Man from North Norwich

6 19
"MFO. To answer your questin, "How would you handle the situation": I would rely on people who know what is happening. I would get some advisers and not try to "go it alone". I wouldn't have his Obama's stated attitude: "I don't need Cngress." I would surround myself with those who know what to do. Remember the word "Cabinet"."
Man from South New Berlin

15 8
"Leave your kids at home if you are gonna party.And way to waste 10 pounds of medicine that could make RSO enough to cure quite a few patients with chronic disease.For all of you naysayers google RSO and use that thing on your shoulders for something besides a hatrack."
Man from Sherburne

9 11
"There's a "FLOOD" of nonsense on here today"
Man from Norwich

8 15
"Re; "If it was not for capitalism" Do you speak of regulated capitalism or unfettered capitalism, esteemed man of economic wisdom? "
Man from Norwich

16 4
"MFOx- I think if your house catches on fire the OFD will be there to put it out! Just ask the people on cty rt 3 who hade there house saved and most of the stuff in the garage when they had a garage fire. If you would volunteer you would know what we are talking about. "
Man from Oxford

8 15
""Democrats socialists love taxes because they need high taxes to pay for their socialist welfare programs. But it is capitalism that pays for for these programs. If it was not for capitalism, socialists would be out of business" You really didn't have to post this; you've already exhibited more than enough to prove your ignorance. "
Man from Norwich

17 8
"To compare Social Security to Welfare is completely awry, they are NOT the same; Only a Despot, Fascist or Troll would attempt to make such a comparison!"
Man from Oxford

16 9
"Re:According to Tea party and republican experts if all welfare, social security, disability and food stamps were eliminated, these lazy people would be forced to get jobs wiping out poverty as we know it today..Man from Sherburne"...Social Security CANNOT be lumped into the same conversation as Welfare!"
Man from Oxford

6 15
"fascist republicans think that all taxes are bad and want to eliminate them so corporations can make more money while we wait for the trickle down to happen. They hate social programs altogether and want to eliminate social security which will kill the elderly because they are too expensive to keep around. Money is the most important thing."
Man from South New Berlin

10 13
"Wow, the tin foil hat crowd is out in force. Once again throwing around words they have no clue the meaning of, but they heard them on the Fake News Network, so they must be real. You know, "socialist", Facist", oh and a new one. "Tan Suit.""
Woman from Norwich

5 17
"""Homeland Security was built to fend off terrorists. Why's it so busy arming cops to fight average Americans?" It's a giant conspiracy hatched along side the plot to plant a Kenyan Muslim in the White House. They will put patriots in FEMA death camps until they convert to Islam. Sound about right?"
Man from Smithville

7 16
""The democrats have controlled some part of the government either the president or congress, most of the time since 1933" Well by your logic the republican Majority in the House are keeping the corporate tax high since they haven't lowered them. Try harder. You embarrass yourself."
Man from Smithville

6 16
""Regardless of who said that Obama is in a "free fall", plenty of Democrats are speaking out about his "I don't have a plan" statement. Recent polls show that 59% DISAPPROVE of his performance - so says Washington Post." Always trying to backpedal when called out on the lies you post. It's pathetic."
Man from Smithville

8 22
"Democrats socialists love taxes because they need high taxes to pay for their socialist welfare programs. But it is capitalism that pays for for these programs. If it was not for capitalism, socialists would be out of business. The country is bankrupt now so kiss your assets good bye."
Man from Norwich

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""Homeland Security was built to fend off terrorists. Why's it so busy arming cops to fight average Americans?" - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/02/homeland-security-department-prevent-terrorism-busy-arming-cops"
Man from Norwich

8 21
"The democrats have controlled some part of the government either the president or congress, most of the time since 1933. FDR, a socialist, raised income taxes and corporate taxes to an extremely high level thus prolonging the depression and they have been high ever since. Even republican presidents have had democrat congresses. "
Man from Norwich

8 21
"According to an impartial study done by the Tax Foundation the USA has the highest corporate tax rate in the world. It is the highest of the 35 industrial countries in the world. Just look it up facts. The rate is 39.1%. Some crony companies of the democrats has special credits written into the tax code to lower their taxes. "
Man from Norwich

8 20
"According to Tea party and republican experts if all welfare, social security, disability and food stamps were eliminated, these lazy people would be forced to get jobs wiping out poverty as we know it today."
Man from Sherburne

16 12
"MFN Apparently you don't know that Health Insurance that is comparable or better than that the county provides its employees is available through the NYS Health Insurance Exchange. Thanks go to the POTUS for the ACA."
Woman from Norwich

9 20
"Regardless of who said that Obama is in a "free fall", plenty of Democrats are speaking out about his "I don't have a plan" statement. Recent polls show that 59% DISAPPROVE of his performance - so says Washington Post."
Man from South New Berlin

16 9
"I think Greene might be buying the most expensive ladder truck in Chenango County. Besides it looks Oxford is replacing two fire trucks with one. Norwich just got a really good deal on theirs , not to many of them around. further more Oxford has done the used thing twice and they were money pits, why would they want a used one again! "
Man from Greene

Monday, September 1st

7 20
"It is time to admit that the Fascists have won and that they have managed to destroy the U.S. Constitution: Judging by the militarization of our Police, we now resemble the 1940s version of Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, Japan & China."
Man from Oxford

20 8
"Just saw WBNG news 3 druggies nailed with 10lbs of pot at 430 am in the morning. While the 4 year old son of one of the druggies is crying on the street for his father. We live in a sick,sick society. Hope they all get the max sentence."
Man from Norwich

21 5
"Chenango County didn't get anything close to $19 million from the Tobacco Settlement. Where are you seeing $19 million?? The money received was spent each year on medicaid, smoking cessation programs, etc. It couldn't be saved for a rainy day, it needed to be spent. There's an article on evesun.com from 2006 that talks about it. "
Man from New Berlin

8 22
"ISIS is getting ready to attack us on the southern border and the president is out fund raising. What a jerk. No border security."
Man from Norwich

8 25
"Obama was wearing his tan Hitler suit at the press conference. This was very appropriate since he is the first dictator of the USA. This guy has no plan to protect us against ISIS. God help us. They are at war with us and this guy does not have a clue."
Man from Norwich

16 11
"Man from Outside Chenango, woman from Preston, (Faux) man from Smithville, HEY! Look over there! "
Man from Preston

16 12
"Woman from Preston it would do you more good to be skeptical of more important things."
Man from Preston

19 6
"Money found Sunday night on floor by registers. I turned it in to Customer Service. I hope whoever lost it checks with them."
Woman from Norwich

19 9
""Another Sunday on 30 seconds, more useless liberal "spin" from the four community poster & more proof that He or She is incapable of participating in intelligent communication without insulting opinions not agreed upon. You need serious therapy,I hope You get it before it's too late" -Your post is, "intelligent communication w/o insulting"?.LOL "
Man from Norwich

18 7
"I'm an animal lover. Sorry for your trouble and hope you find the cat in good health. By posting it here I think you may have opened yourself to some heartless comments from the nasty attitudes though. Again; good luck in your search. "
Man from Norwich

20 7
"MFO: "LAZY" not really, but if you're going to post about it, you should be prepared to back up your statements. Calling me lazy for not doing the work you should have done makes you look lazy too. It's like me saying the money is from yogurt sales and then when challenged saying, go look it up! I don't need to support MY arguments! "
Man from Norwich

18 11
"Re: "Obama has more problems with even his democratic congress than my dog has fleas. His "I don't have a plan" is typical of his entire work as a President. The only plan he seems to have is to destroy America. Man from South New Berlin"...You seem to have ALL the ANSWERS, so Please tell us, HOW you would handle the situation!"
Man from Oxford

18 11
"If my house burns down it won't be because the fire department doesn't have a new truck. It will be because the firefighters won't show up. If I get burned I'll to wait for EMT's who live in Norwich to get here. Shouldn't Oxford fire/EMS members live in Oxford?"
Man from Oxford

18 8
"Man from Oxford chances are when our houses catch fire the crews will be from the surrounding departments along with equipment... Have you listened lately to the staffing problems!! While maybe 5 will show up there still has to be a vote, and face it times are tough...."
Man from Oxford

12 16
""Since I don't have a "fail", I am enjoying my WIN :-)" since I was talking to someone else that just shows that you have multiple identities here. Enjoy your sammich son"
Man from Smithville

25 4
"Happy Labor Day ..."
Woman from Norwich
I just approved some for today, but chances are I'll spend most of the day writing and looking for my lost cat. So ... enjoy the day!
-Ed.

6 26
"MFN - True - if you go by the polls, county workers are losing. The same is true with the President. Poll numbers show that he is going down the drink with his rising disapproval numbers - even his trouble with some top Democrats. "
Man from South New Berlin

6 26
"Since I don't have a "fail", I am enjoying my WIN :-) - - Obama has more problems with even his democratic congress than my dog has fleas. His "I don't have a plan" is typical of his entire work as a President. The only plan he seems to have is to destroy America. "
Man from South New Berlin

6 22
"Watch, listen and learn; or continue to post the ignorance regarding labor unions - http://www.c-span.org/video/?321209-5/washington-journal-david-madland-state-labor-unions-us - Happy Labor Day! "
Man from Preston

6 20
"More info on the ongoing growing sway of big corporate power - http://www.c-span.org/video/?321209-4/washington-journal-victoria-stilwell-state-labor-market - Happy Labor Day! "
Man from Preston

9 19
"The $19M surplus is derived from: The Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement entered in November 1998, originally between the four largest United States tobacco companies (Philip Morris Inc., R.J.Reynolds, Brown & Williamson and Lorillard the "original participating manufacturers") and the attorneys general of 46 states. "
Man from Oxford

4 26
"More than 20 people have voted "up" every post questioning the Oxford FD trying to convince the public and the board to buy them the single most expensive piece of apparatus in the entire county.I bet you $850,000 that less than 5 show up to the meeting and voice their thoughts.But when their houses catch fire they'll wonder where it is."
Man from Oxford

10 20
"Any smart, educated people with a good head on thier shoulders who have lived here all there lives. Are or have shown how smart they really are and have moved from this area. There are no jobs or anything else for them here."
Man from Norwich

8 19
""His foreign policy is in absolute freefall" - Hey blizwits, that was Republican Mike Rogers who made that statement. Why do you lie so often? Do you think we're all dupes? "
Man from Norwich

6 22
"Economic Royalists' stocks going up, middle-class wages stagnant or going down, and you county worker critics push for more of it. Unless you're uber-wealthy, upper class or elite; your shooting yourself in the foot. "
Man from Norwich

11 19
""The USA has the highest corporate tax rate in the world and it has been that way for years" - And I've got some beautiful oceanfront in Arizona you may be interested in buying. The actual average corporate (as opposed to the middle-class citizen tax payer) tax rate is closer to 13% and some pay even less. "
Man from Norwich

9 18
"it is most likely a just a few hardheads continually doing the old cut and paste trick - Or most likely you and your comrades doing it just trying to make them look bad. "
Man from Norwich

5 28
"Good Morning. It is Labor Day. Can anyone tell me why county workers get a day off with pay? They have no contract, so they should not be getting paid holidays either."
Man from Norwich

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