Make sure you can afford your children

first_imgI’m writing in reaction to a portion of the Dec. 3  article, “Minimum wage, maximum stress.” I have to admit that I was more than a little riled when I read the segment telling the story of 28-year-old Christopher Gordon. Nine children? Really? Interesting, how so many of us have to decide how big of a family that we can realistically support.It seems that Mr. Gordon gave no thought to this as he partook in creating these nine children. I wonder how many of his children are in need of public assistance because neither he nor his partner took into consideration the consequences of their actions. I certainly can understand and be compassionate of the circumstances that affect the other individuals interviewed for the article. I think The Gazette did a disservice to the other interviewees by adding Mr. Gordon to the mix. Jill MiglinBurnt HillsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

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Quotes might help Trump improve self

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionFifty-seven quotations from former U.S. presidents and other leaders were printed in the Feb. 13 New York Times as counsel to the president in anticipation of Presidents’ Day. Because of limited space and Trump’s limited attention span and dislike of reading, only five short ones were chosen for him to read. “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of free people. A nation does not have to be cruel in order to be tough.” — President Franklin Delano Roosevelt“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” — Albert Einstein“People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.” — Stephen Hawking“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.“We don’t want an America that is closed to the world. What we want is a world that is open to America.” — President George H.W. BushMark MarkovitzNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

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Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Nov. 5

first_imgFounding Fathers didn’t predict TrumpShira Lurie’s op-ed “Constitution isn’t the Cure for Trump. It’s the Cause,” presents some insightful thoughts.Whether the document protects democracy and individual freedoms depends on whether the Constitution is interpreted by Federalist Society jurists or by more moderate or liberal judges.The infusion of dark money into campaigns is product of a Federalist Society reading of the First Amendment that somehow gave corporations individual rights.A liberal majority wouldn’t enable states to blatantly suppress votes on the basis of race and party affiliation.A more liberal majority wouldn’t have ceded individual freedoms to a corporate takeover of America.Ironically, the Founders created the Electoral College intending to prevent the election of a lying, narcissistic despot and fake populist like Trump.It was an accident and hopefully an anomaly. The Founders did not anticipate the emergence of Fox News and foreign disinformation campaigns with their wacky conspiracy theories and bold-faced lies.The Founders envisioned leaders with principles and courage to rule the country, not feckless men who put party over country and hold their noses to support a charlatan who saves them millions in tax dollars or appoints conservative judges who give corporations hegemony over individual freedoms, science and other values. Perhaps if people shut off Fox News, stop getting Facebook disinformation and pay attention to the teachings of their spiritual leader, Jesus, they’d realize the Constitution gives them the mechanism to restore this country back to the people.Heed the words of The Who, and don’t get fooled again.Al SingerGlenvilleSome trying to stop voter participationThe Oct. 30 article “N.Y. Dems push to marginalize 3rd parties” indicates politicians want to increase the number of eligible signatures required for candidates to qualify for statewide government positions.It seems to be a political campaign to hinder our neighbors from qualifying for statewide government office and disrespectful toward our representative democracy and government.It reminds me of individuals in Albany County attempting to increase the number of residents within each county legislative district in order to decrease the number of legislators, thereby decreasing representative government.Also, it reminds me of how politicians, such as those in Rensselaer County, who used fraudulent signatures to qualify their candidates for election to government office in an attempt to undermine representative democracy.I understand individuals seeking political power question ethical standards in order to win.But, I think, to improve voters’ participation in elections and government, an Ethical Advisory Committee, similar to the New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics ( judiciary law, Section 212) governing candidates for judicial office, needs to be established in each county board of elections.It seems there are individuals in society willing to take power and prestige by hindering our neighbors’ right to participate in elections and obstructing representative democracy and government.Michael McGlynnWatervlietPhoto of lake in park was stunningThank you to Peter Barber, Gazette photographer, for an absolutely stunning fall photo of Iroquois Lake in Central Park in the Oct. 26 Gazette. What a great way to start off a Saturday.Marie DrislaneRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionEven women don’t have a right to kill babiesI liked Wendell Neugebauer’s Oct. 21 letter “Abortion is its own holocaust,” but not Diane Sanders Hombach’s Oct. 30 letter “Writer has no right to discuss abortion” unless the person is a woman.Nonsense.When a woman becomes pregnant, she is carrying another human being. Yes, she has a right to her own body, but not to the body of the human being she is carrying. Hence, she has no right to kill the body she is carrying.In many areas of the country, a homicide of a pregnant woman is considered a double homicide.Everyone knows a pregnant woman is carrying another person in her womb. They also know we have no right to kill that innocent person.Geraldine M HavasyClifton Parklast_img read more

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The critical list

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Dog track bought to support Olympic bid

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Coming off benefits

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Argos signs up at Fosse Park

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NCP seeks joint venture partner to strip Soho site

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Cardiff Council and NTL connect for HQ talks

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PREMIUMDiscourse: Ministry tries new things but keeps to proven traditions in 2020

first_imgLog in with your social account discourse Foreign-Minister-Retno-Marsudi economic-diplomacy Indonesia foreign-policy South-China-Sea ASEAN LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Linkedin Facebookcenter_img Google Even before the coronavirus crisis, 2020 had already proven to be both challenging and interesting for Indonesian foreign policy. The Jakarta Post’s Dian Septiari, Apriza Pinandita and Tama Salim recently sat down with Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi to talk about how the country’s foreign policy priorities have shifted. The following are excerpts from the interview: Topics : Question: Last year President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo told diplomats to put 70 percent of their resources into economic diplomacy. How have you implemented this objective?Answer: I think Indonesia is not the only one doing it. Almost all countries do it, especially given the current economic situation, which is not easy.The ministry’s Policy Analysis and Development Agency has started looking into things that have never been done before, such as doing research about market po…last_img read more

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