Category: Beyond 12010

Schenectady Wins Local Casino License

From the NY Times: ■ The $300 million Rivers Casino on a 60-acre waterfront site in Schenectady, near Albany. The project, a joint venture of Rush Street Gaming and Galesi Group, would include a casino, a 150-room hotel, restaurants and a banquet hall. Rivers Casino would...

From Rocket Science to Political Science

It’s pretty amazing to look at the images and read about the Rosetta/Philae landing on a comet. Here are some numbers of the feat: Touchdown for the lander played out 510m kilometres from Earth, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, on a comet hurtling...

Detective Flippin'

In reading the story on the armed robbery in Fultonville, I was intrigued by this description of the robber:The witness described the suspect’s voice as “geeky”  In the spirit of public citizen watch, let me offer some clues to locating the robber given my ,um...

Hucksters

Preface: I drafted this last year and left it unfinished so the timelines are off.With the recent one year anniversary of Newtown approaching, I thought it perfectly fitting that I post the piece as-is — raw and unfinished : A cunning huckster knows instinctively how...

Racists Square Off in Trademark Battle

Burnt Hills, NY (October 13, 2013) — Following the chant of a racial slur at a local football game, the controversy over the rightful and fair use of the phrase “Amsterico” heightened into what appears destined for trademark litigation amongst competing racists. Long time Amsterdam...

Hallowed and Hollowed American Exceptionalism

A resounding refrain of the right and the Tea Party centers on the notion of American Exceptionalism — a shorthand for the moral authority for the US to pursue its interests as it chooses . The most important keystone to this refrain is the claim...

The Right Thing

I was dismayed to read the leftist, liberal editorial in the Leader Herald concerning the flooding in Fort Plain: While $16 million in aid may not seem like much for a state with a $135 billion annual budget, every little bit of federal aid helps...