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Oct 20th, 2019

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“ We pay less rate and less tax. Those who are successful pay millions in taxes and I bet you COLLECT benefits” it’s not about dollars it’s about percentage of income. Stay in school kids so you don’t embarrass yourself on the internet
- Man from Norwich

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RE:"MFN not ignorant just reality. - Man from Plymouth"...Reality? If you wish to align urself to reality than you must know that DJT is simply a con man that has duped the majority of his base while behaving in unethical practices bordering on illegal activity! You R entitled to know the FACTS, but you R not entitled to MAKE up your own Facts.
- TheTrampLies

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“ Why don't you start complaining about all the welfare people, and illegal immigrants sucking our nation dry?” we spent more this year in golf outings.
- Man from Norwich

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I would be interested in understanding WHY certain terms are "edited" whereas some paRtisan terms R permitted? For example:"Those who are successful pay millions in taxes and I bet you COLLECT benefits. I have experienced a big savings in all areas--exception being the OBAMAAAA disgrace of Medical Insurance lies...WFS": This is allowed; Whereas words Like Magats or Bonespurs tend to be edited. How much Partisan Politics play into the moderator's choices?
- TheTrampLies

When you refer to a group of supporters as Magats or the President as Bonespurs or other names, they will be deleted. In your example no one added a derogatory name to Obama, they just exaggerated his name. At least we quite often edit and then run your post, rather than just delete it.
- 30sec Moderator

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MFN not ignorant just reality.
- Man from Plymouth

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WFS add the tax from NYS income and local schools and county tax they get 39% of my income.
- Man from another era

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Retired Senior Even NYC fire houses are not covered when they go out on calls you must delusional Just having a paid fire dept. doesn't mean that there is someone there all the time. it just means that you are spending more money to cover it.
- Man from Plymouth

0 1

Why don't you start complaining about all the welfare people, and illegal immigrants sucking our nation dry? Stay in school kids. Try harder.
- Man from Norwich

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The incompetent Trump is doing the same thing to the country, but literally a million times worse ABSOLUTELY IRREFUTABLE TRUTH
- Agolf Twittler Drumpf

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Man FAE you have NO couth- your lack of empathy and compassion is disgusting.
- Agolf Twittler Drumpf

1 1

Syria and Kurds are like little kids fighting, just let them fight. It’s not our blood being spilled. Let the little kids fight.
- Agolf Twittler Drumpf

2 1

I don’t believe in our justice and legal system. Subpoenas are just pieces of paper that have NO place in my White House.
- Agolf Twittler Drumpf

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Wrong. We pay less rate and less tax. Those who are successful pay millions in taxes and I bet you COLLECT benefits. I have experienced a big savings in all areas--exception being the OBAMAAAA disgrace of Medical Insurance lies. Premiums have tripled since his helpful plan. All factors indicate Economic growth and strength. You studied Economics on the welfare line? Your statement makes no sense at all. Go back to school--college that is?????? OR Crack University?
- Woman from Smithville

2 0

I will give you what you want Erdogan-anything. I will lift all sanctions, if you stop using the US base in Syria to kill the Kurds.
- Agolf Twittler Drumpf

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I don't want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy — and I will. Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool! I will call you later.
- Agolf Twittler Drumpf

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Tax Rate table 10% Up to $9,700 Up to $19,400 12% $9,701 to $39,475 $19,401 to $78,950 22% $39,476 to $84,200 $78,951 to $168,400 24% $84,201 to $160,725 $168,401 to $321,450 32% $160,726 to $204,100 $321,451 to $408,200 35% $204,101 to $510,300 $408,201 to $612,350 37% Over $510,300 Over $612,350 Again people spouting off and not knowing what they are talking about.
- Woman from Sherburne

2 0

“ Why not have the G-7 summit in Norwich?” well at least there are fewer bedbugs than at Doral
- Man from Norwich

0 1

"instead of hate...celebrate"...
- BucNaked

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Trump swore to us that the tax breaks would give the economy a huge boost and thereby spur development and reinvestment, and it has absolutely failed to do so by any objective measure. What it has done, and what it was intended to do, is give a trillion of our taxpayer dollars directly to the super-wealthy, many of whom already pay a lower tax rate than you do.
- Man from New Berlin

5 0

You complain about some local crook sucking a few thousand out of the town? The incompetent Trump is doing the same thing to the country, but literally a million times worse.
- Woman from Otselic

1 3

Why not have the G-7 summit in Norwich?
- Man from another era

5 1

Our adversaries aren’t just laughing at Trump’s weaknesses, they are planning around them.
- Angie Valeria

1 2

Try harder. Stay in school. Sammich. Sorry, I don't have anything intelligent to say. Not that I ever do.
- Man from Norwich

1 5

A simple referendum can turn the paid Fire/EMS all volunteer. What is the city afraid of? Put it to a vote of the tax paying public.
- Man from another era

Oct 19th, 2019

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2 1

MFN And just how many volunteer firefighters do you think are needed to cover the station 24/7? Most volunteers work day shifts so they can pay their bills and their property taxes. The coverage would then have to be (mutual aid) volunteers from other short handed, volunteer departments. Then who covers their station when they are responding to a fire or emergency Norwich?
- Retired Senior

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Serious question: What does the GOP stand for? It is apparent that they do NOT honor the COTUS: They do NOT support the Right of OUR Nation to pursue Self Determination in OUR Elections: They do NOT believe in keeping OUR word to Allies: What do they stand for?
- TheTrampLies

2 3

I'd rather be Russian than let Trump win again. Stay in school kids, and listento ME!! The end.
- Man from Norwich

6 1

Trumpsters have selective hearing: They remember "promises" that have not been kept; Releasing taxes if elected; Having Mexico pay for The Wall; Bringing back coal jobs; Choosing ONLY the best people, etc! These things they BELIEVE; However, when he admits that he asked foreign entities to interfere in our elections...That they refuse to believe!...HYPOCRISY...
- TheTrampLies

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MFP...A fact of life?? Another ignorant statement!
- Man from Norwich

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It must be tough for Republicans to love America so much but hate almost three-quarters of the people living in it.
- Man from Norwich

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MFN Norwich Fire Dept has fatal fire as does New York City having paid firemen does not change that people die in fires. That is just a fact of life.
- Man from Plymouth

6 1

Just heard that Moscow (Mitch) McConnell finally grew a pair and said something against President Donald J. Trump. LOL
- Man from New Berlin

5 1

Trump Tried to Ambush Grieving British Parents with Son's Killer!
- Woman from Otselic

5 1

For those that weren't around during Watergate... The real fun began when the defense became “oh, come on, everybody does it.” We have entered the “everybody does it” phase.
- Man from Greene

1 1

We are only as free as what they allow us.
- Woman from Norwich

2 2

So very interesting what gets printed in this column and what does not. So much for freedom of speech.
- Man from Norwich

3 2

Republicans used to at least pretend to care about the constitution. Trump is in direct violation by awarding himself a government contract. TRUMP IS THE SWAMP
- Man from Norwich

3 0

He come the “look over there!” As hominem attacks. It won’t work. Enjoy that sammich
- Man from Norwich

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MFN...Your lack of knowledge about Public Safety, response times, quality of life and death rates is very evident. Statements like your's is one made by fools born out of ignorance.
- Man from Norwich

2 2

Raise your hand if you ARE NOT a candidate for Mayor...
- Man from Norwich

2 5

Guess Mr. Cummings was right last month. quote "President Trump will get re-elected over my dead body"
- Man from another era

2 4

A sammich is a sammich. I'm too stupid to spell right. I don't know ANYTHING! try harder, and get a life!
- Man from Norwich

6 1

Quid pro quo. Notorious Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash would help Rudy and DiGenova and Toensing cook up dirt on Biden. In return, they’d work with Trump to get US corruption charges against Firtash tossed. Firtash has been fighting extradition to the US on federal corruption charges since 2014. Associates of a Ukrainian oligarch fighting extradition to the U.S. were working to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden last summer in an effort to get Rudy Giuliani’s help.
- Woman from Outside Chenango

6 3

trump's State Department probe of Clinton emails finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information.
- Angie Valeria

2 6

Congratulations Gov Cuomo. 1.1 million illegals in NYC alone. Wonder how many we have up here now? NY will not turn over any illegals to ICE. Yup NY is now a all sanctuary state.
- Man from another era

6 2

I’d rather be American than Republican.
- Angie Valeria

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MFN I agree with making the Norwich fire department completely volunteer. Not only will it save taxpayers money but all the fundraisers volunteer departments do help bring the community together. The bbqs, pancake breakfast, bottle drives, etc. are all great ways to generate money and show community pride and spirit.
- Man from Norwich

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You all sound like morons. - Woman from Outside Chenango? It's just the voices in your head, as you have never heard any of us.
- Woman from Norwich

5 2

"I captured ISIS. Mattis said it would take two years. I captured them in one month." And let them go again in your latest "deal." Nice job... not.
- Woman from New Berlin

5 1

Supporting a stupid decision to abruptly betray the very people who have fought beside us without even conferring with the people on the ground. That’s leadership? Be honest with yourself. Things are spinning out of control. Setting the world in fire won’t improve your life. HONOR FIRST!
- Man from Norwich

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“ MFN Turkey is still one of our allies. The Kurds are part of Syria.“ I’m aware. I’m also unaware of Turkey lifting a finger to address ISIS. That was the Kurds who spilled blood for us. Where’s your honor man? If you give that up running cover for silver spoon boy who dodged the draft after dad paid for it. Where is your honor!!!
- Man from Norwich

Oct 18th, 2019

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3 0

“ Learn some proper English!“ BAHAHAHA! Irony alert
- Man from Norwich

5 1

Fox’s Judge Napolitano: "G7 at Trump Doral Is as ‘Profound a Violation’ as ‘One Could Create’"
- TheTrampLies

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Having the 2020 G7 at the Doral in Florida for the financial benefit of DJT is fully UNCONSTITUTIONAL: Yet, nary a single magat will admit that they R aiding and abetting an assault upon our COTUS: Hypocrisy thy face is the GOP!
- TheTrampLies

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It is difficult to take the GOP seriously when they demand to know the FACTS as it pertains to what is transpiring behind closed doors in the House Impeachment Inquiry Hearings; Considering that they have all but ignored the FACTS already available to them and the Public. HYPOCRISY thy face is the GOP!
- TheTrampLies

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MFN Turkey is still one of our allies. The Kurds are part of Syria. Always have been always will be. They were a charter member and have been for over 60 years. Now go back to school
- Man from another era

6 0

The GOP members, who demand to know the rules and regulations of the impeachment process, should get those ONLY AFTER they FORCE those with subpoenas to testify.
- Man from Norwich

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Mattis is the world's most overrated general. You know why? He wasn't tough enough. I captured ISIS. Mattis said it would take two years. I captured them in one month.
- Agolf Twittler Drumpf

5 0

The Rules Committee said Friday it will debate and amend a resolution on Tuesday that will oppose the decision and reject "his practice of accepting foreign government Emoluments without obtaining Congress' affirmative consent.
- Woman from Preston

5 0

President Trump on Thursday awarded the 2020 Group of Seven summit of world leaders to the Trump National Doral Miami golf resort in Florida, using his public office to direct a major contract to himself. The constitution says that the federal government can’t pay the president any money beyond the salary he receives as president and that foreign governments can’t pay the president money unless Congress approves
- Woman from Preston

5 2

“ The President does not need congressional approval to take military action“ abandoning our allies is a hell of a way to lead. Stay in school kids
- Man from Norwich

3 2

"Tell me again why there are no obituaries!" It's just possible that no one has died since yesterday. It happens. Do you think it's some sort of conspiracy?
- Man from New Berlin

2 2

What the heck is a Sam What the heck is a sammich. Learn some proper English!
- Woman from Outside Chenango

4 1

Trump’s economic promises helped him carry Ohio in 2016, and the economy will be a major factor in next year’s presidential race. But as voters in this critical swing state state turn their attention to the 2020 election, many say they’re increasingly frustrated with Trump’s record on economic issues, including his trade policy and attacks on organized labor.
- TheTrampLies

1 5

TrampLies you are such a loser. The only one who cheated were Dems, and lost they big time. Your name suits you well.
- Woman from Outside Chenango

6 1

Trump writes unhinged "legal" letter, demanding that CNN pay him money Please somebody put a straight jacket on him, this is crazy as hell!
- TheTrampLies

2 3

WFOC....No, No, No....You heard wrong! Beavis and Butthead are going to moderate the event!!
- Man from Norwich

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Make the Norwich fire department all volunteers just like every other fire department is in chenango county. Put it to a referendum vote on the Nov Ballot. Tax payers can vote to disband the paid fire/ems. It's really quite simple. MF Norwich.
- Man from another era

6 1

Bonespurs are a common ailment among many people, but no one made them as popular as did a Draft Dodger!
- TheTrampLies

4 2

"Man from New Berlin can you see the snow falling now in New Berlin?" No, but it seems obvious that there is too much snow in your life.
- Man from New Berlin

4 2

"Hillary Clinton Claims Russians ‘Grooming’ Tulsi Gabbard as Third-Party Candidate." Too bad they didn't pick someone who has a chance of winning.
- Man from New Berlin

3 3

You should have fact checked the statment made by the Troop C Public Information Officer in today's story regarding the ATV accident in Sherburne. The troopers most defintely did not roll the ATV off of the youth.
- Man from Outside Chenango

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POTUS is Commander in Chief. He can declare war and congress has 60 days to accept or deny. He can remove troops at any time. Congress can not stop it. They can cry all they want but can not force the POTUS to keep them there. The President does not need congressional approval to take military action
- Man from another era

5 1

“30 seconds has become null and void.“ yet here you are bellyaching. Why? Because you hate the facts and would like them silenced. Enjoy that fail sammich kid
- Man from Norwich

5 1

man from another dimension is obsessed with Hillary lol.
- Man from Norwich

9 4

Listening to President Donald J. Trump ramble on. I have come to the conclusion that my 30 month old grandchild has better grammar than he does. LOL
- Man from New Berlin

3 6

And she's starting again.Hillary Clinton Claims Russians ‘Grooming’ Tulsi Gabbard as Third-Party Candidate
- Man from another era

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As for the Norwich mayoral debate, last I heard Beavis & Butthead were busy that day.
- Woman from Outside Chenango

8 2

30 seconds has become null and void. People....get out of the house and put your energy into something useful & good to help this God-forsaken country become what is use to be. News flash>>>nobody gives a rats butt what your redundant political views are. You all sound like morons. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem. No
- Woman from Outside Chenango

5 9

Make the Norwich fire department all volunteers just like every other fire department is in chenango county. They make it happen, we can too.
- Man from Norwich

9 3

My father and three of his brothers served their country The United States of America during World War 2. If they were still alive and witnessing what Donald J. Trump has done to this country and the office of The President of The United States they would be beyond disgusted. They were proud to serve their country in the armed forces unlike the President whose rich daddy paid doctors to get him out of serving his country.
- Man from New Berlin

6 3

RE:"Yup I agree there are quite a few Tramps in Congress too. - Man from another era"...No one more so than the President.
- TheTrampLies

3 3

Any word on who's moderating the Norwich mayoral debate?
- Man from Norwich

6 8

The Trump Doral will require fumigation for bed bugs before trump violates the constitution with it. Who’s paying for that? Can Trump now award himself government contracts?
- Man from Norwich

10 5

“ It would be interesting to know just how much money the Clintons supposedly donated“ diversion fail. Enjoy your sammich!
- Man from Norwich

6 3

Yup I agree there are quite a few Tramps in Congress too.
- Man from another era

6 7

It would be interesting to know just how much money the Clintons supposedly donated or paid Stanford University so that sweet Chelsea could go there?
- Man from Norwich

10 6

RE:"President Trump is thinking about firing acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney."...The misleading portion of this statement is "Trump is thinking", an ability that he seems to lack!
- TheTrampLies

4 6

I secretly LIKE Trump. I talk him down, because everybody hates me. So, I figure theyll all vote for him! The end.
- Man from Norwich

11 2

I’ve been to Doral for a big meeting, not that great, but, how can, even republicans, believe that Florida in JUNE is the best place in ALL of the U.S. to hold the G7.
- Man from Norwich

9 7

It's obvious trump no longer wants to be president (not that he ever was) and is begging to be removed from office. Please, for once, let's listen to him.
- Angie Valeria

6 9

Trump 2020. Bravo ! Hope for America !! I kept over 5k more this yr. Keep going DT !!
- Man from Norwich

5 5

"I NEVER HEARD THAT. ARE YOU THE TRAMP? - Man from Bainbridge". No, the TRAMP is in Washington!
- Man from McDonough

1 3

"Tell me again why there are no obituaries!" - WFOC there are obituaries but elsewhere people move out of this place, not many want to die around here.
- Man from Norwich

2 7

Help re elect Donald Trump Post and share all trump messages on FB. Man from another era approves of this message.
- Man from another era

1 6

Tell me again why there are no obituaries!
- Woman from Outside Chenango

6 2

Captain....you are right on one thing....another FF leaving. Why is that??......For better pay, work less hours...2080 hours/yr instead of 2496 hours/yr and NOT do any EMS transports. Or that's right, that municipality has no revenue recovery of $750,000/yr either that goes into their general fund! Wrong on the training too!....SHOCKER!....he was a Paramedic when he came here and did his FF Cert through the outreach program....No Fire Academy 13 week cost. Please, try getting the facts before you speculate/lie.
- Man from Norwich

5 7

Ha Ha MS Harris wants Trump ban on. social media. Well Ms Harris This is a FREE COUNTRY. We the people allow everyone too speak their mind. Even you.
- Man from another era

3 1

I NEVER HEARD THAT. ARE YOU THE TRAMP?
- Man from Bainbridge

8 3

After seeing just how spineless and malleable trump is, I think we can expect a bold move now from Kim Jong Un. Takes a tin pot dictator to know a tin pot dictator. How does our puppet-master Putin keep all these strings from getting tangled??
- Angie Valeria

9 2

trump's presidency has been aptly summarized by Mulvaney's comment, "Get over it." trump will continue to do whatever he wants to do, democratic values and respect for the Constitution be damned.
- Angie Valeria

9 3

Romney said yesterday Turkey may have threatened trump with invading Syria, and that trump backed down. “Are we so weak and inept diplomatically that Turkey forced the hand of the United States of America? Turkey!? I believe that it’s imperative that public hearings are held to answer these questions, and I hope the Senate is able to conduct those hearings next week.”
- Angie Valeria

10 4

A "good" letter. A "perfect" letter. A "tremendous" letter. He is woefully incorrect . Trump says, "Let's make a deal." "Don't be a fool." Erdogan crumpled it into a ball and tossed into his trash can, according to reports. Treated it as it deserved to be treated, a childish, petulant letter from someone who has no respect for anyone but himself. That letter is demonstrative of Trump's palpable incompetence and arrogance. That letter should be an impeachable offense.
- Woman from Outside Chenango

2 8

I think anyone who backs Trump is a poopy head. Don't listen to him, listen to ME! I need attention! Try harder kids.
- Man from Norwich

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