Criticism of Trump is off base, unfair

first_imgMarty Shanty’s opinion on impeachment of Trump is way off base. Impeach him on what? Is he crude? Yes. Does he say what a lot of us are thinking? Yes. How is your 401K? Economy? GDP? Stock market?  Corporations giving employees a share of their tax breaks. The negative bashing of our president needs to stop. Russia collusion? Nope. The queen of corruption, Hillary, gets that honor. We the people spoke on Election Day. Is the United States that the writer knows, which has been full of corruption this past eight years, fine with her? Fast and furious? Red line in the sand? If you like your plan you can keep it? You can keep your doctor? Every family will save on health care. Uranium one? Millions to Iran. On and on.Michael P. Croce Sr.Ballston SpaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesGuilderland girls’ soccer team hands BH-BL first league loss Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

NRA’s logic on gun control is flawed

first_imgWhile reading news about the student demonstrations across the country, it amazed me that so many young people, and those who supported them, would come together without boundaries — all supporting one thing — basically “stop the killings.” I think people of all ages can at least agree on that.  These young people have ideas and many could happen, but only if our elected representatives had the courage to stand up to their “supporters,” the NRA. Why are they accepting contributions from the NRA? In an article I was reading, the NRA responded by posting a photo on Twitter of a black rifle emblazoned with an American flag. The caption: “I’ll control my own guns, thank you.’”My question is this: If you, as a group or as an individual, are controlling your own guns (and the most important word is controlling), does that mean that this country will no longer have murders, mayhem and young people being killed while in school because all the automatic rifles, bump stocks, etc. are under your “control?”Does that make you an accessory to the crime? I can’t help but wonder.Pat BruschettiCanajoharieMore from The Daily Gazette:Cuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Poles apart

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Yields drop to lowest levels since 1998 high

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Resi consent pushes shares

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Port awaits its call

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Rotch persists in Dome takeover bid

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United they stand

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The gentler sex: Proposed family resilience bill prescribes rehab for BDSM practitioners

first_imgRead also: Indonesia’s family resilience bill says housekeeping wife’s dutySadism is defined as “the way that someone derives sexual satisfaction by punishing or hurting the opposite sex,” while masochism is described as “the opposite of sadism, the way that someone derives sexual satisfaction by being punished or hurt by the opposite sex”.The bill also requires families and individuals that experience “sexual deviation” to report to rehabilitation institutions.Gerindra Party lawmaker and bill proponent Sodik Mujahid said it was natural for the bill to regulate BDSM practices.“Isn’t sadism a problem? Is it just an individual problem? It isn’t so it should be regulated,” he said on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com. “If previously it was just regulated in criminal law, now we are regulating it at the base, the family level.” (kmt) Topics : A draft bill on family resilience proposed by members of the House of Representatives defines sadomasochism as a form of sexual deviance that its practitioners must undergo social, psychological, spiritual and medical rehabilitation. Article 85 of the draft bill, which has been put in the spotlight over a number of controversial provisions, stipulates that a state body responsible for “family resilience” would be required to handle “family crises due to sexual deviation”.The bill further defines sexual deviance as “sexual urges and satisfaction that are shown in uncommon and unnatural ways,” lumping in sexual sadism, masochism and homosexuality together with incest. last_img read more

US calls for postponement of Tokyo Olympics

first_imgThe United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee said on Monday the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo should be postponed, in the latest setback to the Games amid the coronavirus pandemic.The committee said it had surveyed some 4,000 of its athletes over the weekend and 65% of those that responded indicated their training had been severely impacted or halted entirely due to restrictions designed to slow the spread of the virus.Even if the current health concerns could be alleviated by late summer, disruptions to the training environment, doping controls and qualification process cannot be overcome in a satisfactory manner, USOPC officials said. “To that end, it’s more clear than ever that the path toward postponement is the most promising,” USOPC board chair Susanne Lyons and CEO Sarah Hirshland said in a statement.”We encourage the IOC to take all needed steps to ensure the Games can be conducted under safe and fair conditions for all competitors.”Earlier on Monday longtime International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said the IOC had decided to postpone the Games with an eye toward holding them in 2021.The USOPC statement comes after Canada and Australia said they would not send athletes to the July 24-Aug. 9 Games due to the coronavirus outbreak.  Topics :last_img read more