Obesity - Global Warming-deficit- Obamacare - page 13
As I plan to join an (ending) obesity campaign in the near future... I'd like to bring this topic up from a different Angle. I believe obesity is one of the most important epidemics facing our country...and costing us... Read More
- 1Quote from StNeotserHe was talking about extremists in the Senate. What he was saying was that if you are a Republican conservative extremists, the majority of New Yorkers would not want you, as the majority of New Yorkers do not agree with your views. That being said, it was a crappy comment.Wish my governor would say it. Seriously, wasn't he just talking about extremists?
Most New Yorkers are pro gun. Hunting is a big part of life here. It isn't that New Yorkers are anti gun, most would just like to see tighter control especially when it comes to assault weapons. We also would like to see ways to keep guns out of the hands of mentally unstable individuals. We now have the gun reporting law which allows doctors who see violent, unstable patients to put them into the data base so they will be unable to purchase weapons. We won't be able to prevent everybody with mental illness from obtaining a gun, but it is a start. And no, it won't prevent street thugs from obtaining guns illegally, but criminals tend to get their guns illegally and use them for street crimes. The mentally ill will go to Wal Mart and buy their guns legally and then go into a school or movie theater and shoot up innocents.
- 4For all those bashing on New York, let me tell you that this is pretty nice state to live in. We are not New York City. That is a very small bottom corner of the state. Most of New York is pretty rural. I have lived in this state for almost 40 years and have never stepped foot in New York city. Yes, my area has poverty, but we also have some really beautiful places to live. Hunting and fishing are a big part of life for many of us. We have the Adirondack State Park, Niagara Falls, the Thousand Islands. While there are no manufacturing jobs left (leaving way too many unemployed or underemployed) there is still some opportunity in the medical/health fields or in the computer/engineering area. One can buy a brand new 4 or 5 bedroom home in an upscale neighborhood starting around 190k. We have very good suburban schools with good athletic programs. It isn't a bad place to raise a family.
We also have the same problems with our state government that many other states have. We have too many do nothings or self serving politicians in office. We pay a lot in taxes and see too few results for the effort. We have the same inequality that seems to be infecting the rest of the country. But most New Yorkers are middle of the road, tolerant folks.
One thing we seem to do better than anyone else is snow. Oswego, NY is the snowiest city in the country. For those poor people, having a foot of snow drop overnight doesn't even warrant shoveling the driveway. Syracuse is just a little behind Oswego in snowfall. So if you don't like the cold (-20 today) or snow, this is definitely not the place for you.
- 1Quote from tntrnLike I said, I've never been to NYC and have no desire to go there. I live closer to Canada. I have been to Toronto though and that was pretty nice. There is so much more to the state than NYC. It really is a great place if you like camping, hiking, snowmobiling, boating, skiing, hunting or fishing.I have visited NYC once and loved it, but politics now would keep me from going and spending money there. I feel the same way about Seattle and I live 40 minutes away.
I would love to visit other parts of New York, though.
- 0Jan 22 by jaadQuote from PudnluvI think it was not only crappy, it was down right foolish. NYC should never turn down a group of people, especially those who believe in a "vibrant economy creating jobs and higher standards of living for future generations".He was talking about extremists in the Senate. What he was saying was that if you are a Republican conservative extremists, the majority of New Yorkers would not want you, as the majority of New Yorkers do not agree with your views. That being said, it was a crappy comment.
Unfortunately, more food stamp recipient's will not grow the economy.
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