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JJ April 24, 2014 at 01:03 pm
Jane L. Excellent comments.
SouthOfNyack April 24, 2014 at 01:18 pm
What liberty have you lost, Jane L? Where were you when the Patriot Act was being debated? Give me aRead More break
EJ48 April 24, 2014 at 01:31 pm
So many folks seeking to become the next Stephen Colbert. Who knew we had so many frustratedRead More comedians on LI?
Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello. Credit: City of Glen Cove
john davidson April 22, 2014 at 10:09 pm
The current antismoking crusade, very much in the eugenics tradition – involving the sameRead More personnel and methodology, is much like crusades over the previous 400 years. It is a moralizing, social-engineering, eradication/prohibition crusade decided upon in the 1970s by a small, self-installed clique of [medically-oriented]mfanatics operating under the auspices of the World Health Organization and sponsored by the American Cancer Society (see the Godber Blueprint http://www.rampant-antismoking... ). This little, unelected group, using much the same inflammatory rhetoric of its fanatical predecessors, decided for everyone that tobacco-use should be eradicated from the world – for a “better” (according to them) world. These fanatics were speaking of secondhand smoke “danger” and advocating indoor and OUTDOOR smoking bans years before the first study on SHS: In the 1970s, populations – particularly in relatively free societies – weren’t interested in elitist social-engineering, particularly by a group (medically-aligned) that had a horrible recent track record (eugenics). Given that their antismoking crusade would have otherwise stalled, the zealots conjured secondhand smoke “danger” to advance the social-engineering agenda, i.e., inflammatory propaganda. Until only recently the zealots claimed they weren’t doing social engineering, that they weren’t moralizing. Well, that’s a lie that’s been told many times over the last few decades. The zealots’ goal this time is not to ban the sale of tobacco but to ban smoking in essentially all the places that people smoke (combined with extortionate taxes). Up until recently the social-engineering intent has been masqueraded as protecting nonsmokers from secondhand smoke “danger”. But even this fraud can no longer be hidden in that bans are now being instituted for large outdoor areas such as parks, beaches, campuses where there is no demonstrable “health” issue for nonsmokers. This dangerous mix of the medically-aligned attempting social engineering is a throwback to a century ago. We seem to have learned nothing of value from very painful lessons of only the recent past.
john davidson April 22, 2014 at 10:09 pm
Mag01 • an hour ago It’s America that’s popularized antismokingRead More insanity – again, and which other countries are following suit. The problem with Americans is that they are clueless to even their own recent history. America has a terrible history with this sort of “health” fanaticism/zealotry/extremism or “clean living” hysteria – including antismoking - that goes back more than a century. Antismoking is not new. It has a long, sordid, 400+ year history, much of it predating even the semblance of a scientific basis or the more recent concoction of secondhand smoke “danger”. Antismoking crusades typically run on inflammatory propaganda, i.e., lies, in order to get law-makers to institute bans. Statistics and causal attribution galore are conjured. The current antismoking rhetoric has all been heard before. All it produces is irrational fear and hatred, discord, enmity, animosity, social division, oppression, and bigotry. One of the two major antismoking (and anti-alcohol, dietary prescriptions/proscriptions, physical exercise) crusades early last century was in America. [The other crusade was in WWII Germany and the two crusades were intimately connected by physician-led eugenics]. The USA has been down this twisted, divisive path before. Consider the following: The bulk of claims made about smoking/tobacco were erroneous, baseless, but highly inflammatory. Unfortunately, the propaganda did its destructive job in the short term, producing mass hysteria or a bigotry bandwagon. When supported by the State, zealots seriously mess with people’s minds on a mass scale. http://www.americanheritage.co... http://community.seattletimes.... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pm...
eileen A. April 22, 2014 at 11:55 pm
this is all so out of control. E-Cigs... give me a break. regular cigs....give me a break too! maybeRead More i missed somelaw or something, but when did TOBACCO become illegal? where are the smokers rights. you think glen cove would be alot more concerned with the human waste flowing into cresent beach for years, then lousy ecigs. Betcha the human waste will kill first. even my grandad is from a communist country says it feels like usa is getting the same way. (except in the communist country you can smoke. LOL) and another thing tnnt, what is YOUR beef with the hooka in town. that store owner has every right to run his business, as he sees fit. all you people on this site lately are the ones that run just about anyone out of business around this area. maybe it should just stay a ghost town forever. and by the way...if you ever go into "that hooka joint" why don't you introduce yourself to the owner who is a lovely gentleman.
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paul April 17, 2014 at 07:48 am
Too bad these company's can't be honest like the US government.
MK Smith April 17, 2014 at 10:22 am
Dump Cuomo. Dump Steve Israel.Read More http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/04/16/Nancy-Pelosi-House-Republicans-Amnesty
Willie Lester April 17, 2014 at 01:06 pm
I told you once and I will tell you agian, Cuomo can sleep through this election and still beatRead More Robbie Boy.
Big_E April 22, 2014 at 03:22 pm
That Newsmax article constantly says this is a way to circumvent the Constitution. But since theRead More Constitution grants states the right to award their EC votes any way they want, this is perfectly legal. A state could decide to award its EC votes based on a contest. Have the Democratic nominee and the Republican nominee guess how many jelly beans are in a jar. Closest one gets the EC votes for their party.
brookhavenconfucius April 22, 2014 at 04:26 pm
America is an oligarchy, not a democracy or republic, university study findsRead More http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/21/americas-oligarchy-not-democracy-or-republic-unive/
Sean Hassett April 22, 2014 at 05:06 pm
Judy: The only incident of voter fraud that I know of personally was an elderly man who voted twiceRead More for the GOP candidate. He would not accept that it was wrong and even was delighted. Just saying.
Leg. Judy Jacobs shows support at a press conference on Monday when the "Smoking 21" bill was signed into law. Credit: Office of the Suffolk County Executive
Rob April 16, 2014 at 08:02 am
Just more government intrusion into our freedoms and what the deal with the E cigs? North ShoreRead More University hospital gives them out free to help people quit smoking. It's just water vapor that people exhale. I dont smoke anymore but i DO hate Cigarette Nazis
Grace Slezak April 15, 2014 at 12:17 pm
I would also like to know the clean-up schedule for Glen Cove. Perhaps the DPW can put a scheduleRead More on Patch and the Glen Cove website which would be greatly appreciated by us all.
Yardbird April 16, 2014 at 08:00 am
I agree, a clean-up of Glen Cove's streets is overdue. There is enough sand on Woolsey Ave. toRead More replenish a beach; does Glen Cove even own sweepers? I couldn't tell you the last time one was spotted on Woolsey.
Mark666 April 16, 2014 at 01:01 pm
Actually, I saw one on Robinson Ave. earlier this year. I guess they thought we didn't need a beachRead More during the Winter. :) But, they need to come back so they can replenish Prybils. :O
Steve Israel. Credit: File Photo
LS April 16, 2014 at 12:19 am
Steve Israel should be ashamed of himself. Ever since he became head of the DemocraticRead More Congressional Campaign Committee, he has moved further and further left. I cannot believe this man is a suitable representative for the electorate of his district. I look forward to voting for his opponent in November.
Archie Bunker April 16, 2014 at 07:04 am
I would like to thank everyone for supporting Congressman Israel. If he is not re-elected, I willRead More lose my unemployment insurance, free health care for my family and will need to find work. By the way, does anyone know if Obamacare covers braces?
knee jerk April 16, 2014 at 08:55 am
It does cover your adult diapers, though Bunker.
STAR dot STAR April 12, 2014 at 09:45 pm
The BUNDY RANCH confrontation is all of us.
frank vecchione April 13, 2014 at 08:11 am
star , resist / never submit. this is not over . we must be prepared for the confrontation , thatRead More will come. in ny also , when the tyrant in albany starts to confiscate our firearms....
brookhavenconfucius April 13, 2014 at 08:37 am
AND FRANK, WE ARE ALL ALONE, TOO ! DONT EXPECT, any of those WHINY politicians, to be with TheRead More People !
TJ Eckleburg April 10, 2014 at 09:05 pm
So you are calling Long Island police officers "union thugs"? Ok. got it. You are one sickRead More broad. I feel sorry for your kids.
TJ Eckleburg April 10, 2014 at 09:16 pm
COMMOM, since you are a factually-challenged rightwing twit, I will educate you about public sectorRead More pensions: The average yearly pension is $28K. Public sector employees contribute 40% of noninvestment contributions to their retirement. The rest is covered mostly by pensions account investment returns...NOT the taxpayers...YOU are the one who needs to learn how to read and do some research while you are at it, twit
MK Smith April 11, 2014 at 07:54 am
DUMP STEVE ISRAEL, THE PELOSIBOT!
Stevo March 24, 2014 at 11:15 am
brookhaven - You never fail to show your bigotry in your idiotic posts. What a creep you are!!
brookhavenconfucius March 24, 2014 at 01:28 pm
Thank you Stevo, or is it Sheep-O ? Was that it ?
brookhavenconfucius March 27, 2014 at 08:06 am
Earl, THESE ILLEGALS, "have not filed but are due refunds" ! Guess, we can call thisRead More ILLEGAL ALIEN PATCH, now !
STAR dot STAR March 17, 2014 at 12:33 pm
And Deb, don't forget that Obamacare is yet ANOTHER tax which is a redistribution scheme, so saysRead More the Supreme Court.
TomTuttle March 17, 2014 at 01:42 pm
EXTEND!!!! It's pathetic that we as citizens allow the people who have never had to use socialRead More benefits decide whether we should be allowed to use what we all pay for every week of our labor out of our paychecks. Tell me one person on Capital Hill who has ever lost a job and had to use the Unemployment System until they found another? I bet its very small number. Yet we give them the decision making power to rule on our lives? Why? They receive full medical coverage,lifetime jobs for some,insane pensions that the working man/woman could only dream of, yet they do not work a full year like the rest of us? These are the people who we want representing our everyday issues? Not in my opinion. Time for this country to ORGANIZE!!! It's us against them it seems. Very sad day to be an american when you see our government coming off the rails and there is no answer in sight.
fred March 17, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Deb- I think you make excellent points and capitalism is the only economic system that works.Read More However we haven't seen capitalism in this country in years. Too big too fail. Subsidies, tax breaks. Adam Smith would be rolling over in his grave. You as a small business owner is the one getting screwed by the government actions and large corporations greed
Mark666 March 16, 2014 at 04:23 am
We've had Verizon Phone & Internet for as long as it's been available here in Glen Cove. AndRead More we've had Direct-TV for a lot longer. No major problems with it, other than bad signal on very bad weather days. But, we've been wired for Fios TV ever since they put in the phone & internet. I will be changing over to Fios as soon as possible. My only question will be......Will Verizon phone/internet customers get the same deal as they usually give new members on their Triple Play, or will they say you are already a customer so no deals?
George Glass March 16, 2014 at 06:21 pm
I'm in the same boat as you Mark666.I would guess that you are doing a change of your existing planRead More it's not the same as if you didn't have any service and decided to get hooked up. If you aren't under contract and are willing to commit to a contract you will get a better deal. You will soon have leverage, VZ will be looking to add customers.Tell them CV is offering you a sweet deal, and if they can't match you will leave.Play the game if you want.Either way for me I'll be saving over Fios int,phone and Directv so I'll be happy once it's available.
Justin Mayer March 19, 2014 at 10:26 am
I am a Verzion Fios Sales Rep. If anyone has any questions as to when Fios will be available or howRead More to acqurie their services for the Glen Cove area, Please give me a call at 631-901-4019 or Email me JMayer@2020companies.com I would be happy to answer any questions
New Guy March 12, 2014 at 02:04 pm
There are a lot of unhappy people voicing there opinion on common core. Folks if you are unhappyRead More with common core then do what a lot of others have done send your children to private school/charter school.
Patchogue Snoop March 14, 2014 at 11:53 am
On Wednesday, the Democrat-led Assembly passed a bill that would delay parts of the Common CoreRead More standards, including preventing Common Core testing from factoring into teacher evaluations........... The Democrats and Andy are owned by the teachers union. This is what they really oppose.....teacher evaluations....ie accountability
Patchogue Snoop March 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Gee, did the teachers call in sick for this protest????
monkey lewis March 15, 2014 at 05:02 am
Andy says leave his state if you don't love abortions and gays
ed March 16, 2014 at 02:30 pm
We had MAJOR gas shortages and lines in Long Island after Hurricane Sandy. Like him or not, Gov.Read More Christie initiated odd/even days in NJ and the shortage ended. A few days later King Andy copied Gov. Christie and our lines also went away. We need leadership, not wealthy copy cats who act like a king. I luv NY, but I don't luv King Andy. Also we need term limits in both the NY & Federal senate/house.
Patchogue Snoop March 26, 2014 at 07:54 pm
He doesn't stand a chance unless he sells his soul to the Public Sector Union thieves.
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Patchogue Snoop March 15, 2014 at 02:24 pm
Hey Johny, Yeah man it is....too many dunkin donuts on the island...its an occupational hazard forRead More the cops. And yes, we pay for the donuts too under meal allowances when on OT.
Barbara Goldowsky March 15, 2014 at 08:11 pm
The swans are wondering when we are going to talk about THEM again....
Harriet Brown March 23, 2014 at 04:35 pm
There is no good reasons to destroy these beautiful creatures.
Tommy Noble February 12, 2014 at 04:36 pm
Put 'er in four-wheel drive, wrap some chains around those tires and take a freaking day trip to aRead More winery in the snow!
Christopher Wendt February 12, 2014 at 08:12 pm
Hop aboard the LIRR and visit the Met or MOMA. You can easily spend an entire day at either ofRead More them. Another good trip in nice weather if Fort Tryon and the Cloisters, with lunch or dinner at the New Leaf Restaurant in Fort Tryon Park. Or go downtown, take a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. Or check out Battery Park, or rent a bicycle and ride up from the Battery to the GW Bridge along the Hudson River, turn around and pedal to Central Park, drop off the bike, take the subway to Penn and the LIRR. The last one we did was the 911 Memorial, Trinity Church & Cemetery, the NYSE, the Federal Building (where Washington was sworn-in as President and where the Bill of Rights was written; cap off this trip with a meal at Fraunces Tavern.
Archie Bunker February 12, 2014 at 09:19 am
You must be high because your comments are from left field. Keep em coming, you genius!
Archie Bunker February 13, 2014 at 11:50 pm
Admirable but um no thanks
joesph McCormick March 3, 2014 at 09:26 am
DA RICE does nothing!! Locks addicts up for as long as she can!! DTAP program complete FAILURE!!