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Tuesday, May 23rd

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"WFN Those statues represent part of America's History. Are you so naïve to say if we shouldn't teach our children about our past. The Vietnam war was also wrong. You don't even want to try and remove that wall?"
Man from another era

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"Another loud explosion off Pleasant Street last night and not a cop in site or firemen or anything? I'd put my house on the market but with meth labs and explosions next door it's kind of hard to sell,on top of our over taxed non existent services"
Man from Norwich

Monday, May 22nd

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"WFN: it seems to me if one has the freedom to fly the Black Lives Matters Flag,which is degradeing to the American Flag,one should have the freedom to fly the Confederate Flag."
Man from Norwich

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"So a man in Broome Co was charged with one count of what the local man was charged of 7 counts with. The other guy, held without bail. Local guy out on low bail, more charges. I know the point of bail, to secure return to court, but seriously ... An OOP is a piece of paper. And we all know the status of the local man accused. Small town politics. "
Man from Norwich

4 3
"Aww; taxed believes he's putting me down as to make himself seem yuge and important. You haven't convinced me."
Metal-Raven

5 2
"It was never about Emails and you are a hypocrite!"
Metal-Raven

5 0
""Also 68% IS taxed to death. No bull, all truth.You obviously are another taker, not a producer" - my NYS business taxes worked out to approx 46% just prior to my retirement. and when I sold the business, the hand and foot calluses I bore were earned from years of producing, not taking; Mr Haughty "
OUR12?

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""You're better off staying out of this conversation, unless you can learn basic reading comprehension! I said health ins. is the only benefit they don't get, which means they get all of the others you listed" - Ur smug attitude doesn't equate to you being any less full of bull "
OUR12?

4 1
"taxedthinking yet your need to reply would indicate otherwise."
Metal-Raven

8 1
"Famous Trumpisms..."My investigators in Hawaii can't believe what they're finding." "Thousands of Muslims celebrating in New Jersey." "Obama wiretapped my phones!" "On day one, I will repeal and replace ObamaCare." and the best "Mexico will pay for that wall.""
Man from Norwich

5 3
"Yeah, MLK represents political activism and upheaval to the racists who fly the confederate flag."
Woman from Norwich

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"No bruised ego here. There's nothing a non producer can say to bruise it, nor does it matter if you believe or not, just as I don't believe you ever worked for a thing in your life. All I hear from you is whining how everybody has more than you. That doesn't sound happy & content, sounds like you should have tried harder."
nytaxed2death

7 1
"Taxed thinking got his ego bruised, so the Drumpf-like had to compensate."
Metal-Raven

5 1
" taxing it appears you are always trying to drag others down by trying to seem superior. I don't believe your cock and bull story. As for me, I am quite happy and content at the way my life turned out and I did work for it!"
Metal-Raven

5 2
"taxing thank you for owning your stupidity."
Metal-Raven

4 5
"MFNB/ WFN : Does Freedom mean we can take down statues of MLK as well? Represents political activism and upheaval to many."
Man from Norwich

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"OUR12, You're better off staying out of this conversation, unless you can learn basic reading comprehension! I said health ins. is the only benefit they don't get, which means they get all of the others you listed. Also 68% IS taxed to death. No bull, all truth.You obviously are another taker, not a producer. "
nytaxed2death

4 9
" Man from Another Era, taking down statues is an expression of freedom as well." Man from New Berlin So does that mean we can also close the Harriett Tubman Museum too. Do 2 wrongs make a right?"
Man from another era

10 3
"You think those statues represent freedom to African Americans? Study much history? What they represent are those who committed treason against this country. Get away from Hannity, Trump's twitters and Fox news and read a little. I know reading is not all that popular with Trumpettes, but you should try it."
Woman from Norwich

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""Only benefit they don't get is health ins" - no medical insurance. retirement? paid sick time? maternity leave? time and a half overtime? paid personal leave? paid vacation? "
OUR12?

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""now own a business, employees averaged $31.25 per hr. the last 3 yrs. some yrs. more, some less, but never less than $18" - but you're taxed to death. I think you talk a lot of bull "
OUR12?

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"Man from another era::You are so right about taking down statues that are part of our history. Just last week a statue of Gen Robert E Lee was taken down in Louisiana."
Man from Norwich

9 3
""America is a free country plain and simple. God Bless America. Put our statues back up." Sometimes, Man from Another Era, taking down statues is an expression of freedom as well."
Man from New Berlin

5 7
"Raven/Hammer As far as profits invested in communities, in this state, after all taxes, (income, self employment, land, sales) there is about 38% left. If the communities can't survive on 62% of every dollar I earn our days are numbered. Maybe you should try to contribute instead of always taking!"
nytaxed2death

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"Raven/Hammer I never once received a dime of government money! Everything I have was earned through hard work. Not something you can speak to! What a sad existence you must live, by always trying to drag others down to your level, and wishing you might have been productive in life! "
nytaxed2death

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"Raven/Hammer I started working 44 yrs. ago cleaning calf pens for $1.85 per hr., worked 3 jobs at times to feed the family, now own a business, employees averaged $31.25 per hr. the last 3 yrs. some yrs. more, some less, but never less than $18. Only benefit they don't get is health ins. The last loser in the W.H. took care of that."
nytaxed2death

2 7
"Raven/Hammer, If I'm already plenty slow, and you still don't get it, that absolutely cements the saying "You can't fix stupid" "
nytaxed2death

4 9
"Disgusted with everything going on in America. Taking down statue's and removing flags that represent our freedoms is wrong. America is a free country plain and simple. God Bless America. Put our statues back up."
Man from another era

Sunday, May 21st

7 3
"taxing if you are a businessman what kind of Govt. assistance have you recieved and pocketed, how many enployees do you exploit, enslave with low pay, less hours( doing the work of several empoyees) and zero benefits? Why is this area depressed? Because profits are not invested in communities, other than paltry donations for tax write-offs."
Metal-Raven

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"The law states " NO SMOKING WWITHIN 75 FT OF A PUBLIC ENTRANCE" Police need to enforce the laws on smoking."
Man from another era

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